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Upcoming Events

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Calendar Highlights:

The Men’s Club:

We will be having our next monthly meeting on February 13 at 10:00am. Contact Rob Friedman for the log-in information.


1. Sisterhood and Fundraising are working together selling Mishloach Manot Gift Bags this year with your own personal greeting. The cost is $10.00 for one bag, 2 bags for $18.00, 3 bags for $24.00, 4 bags for $28.00 and $4.00 for each additional gift bag. If you choose to give a bag to the entire congregation the cost is $196.00. All orders must be in by February 28th. If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Stein at 732-367-4046 or Janet Seltzer at 732-367-9348.
Bags can be picked up March 16th during services, and March 17th through April 1st during CAO business hours.

2. February 20th at 7:00PM we will once again be having a fun night playing Bingo!

3. March 20th at 11:00AM Gary the Great. Acclaimed Magician and Mentalist. Gary the Great (A.K.A. Gary Ferrar) has headlined for multi-billion-dollar companies (Burberry, Morgan Stanley, Ralph Lauren) and has performed for casual rooftop events. Up next, he will captivate us. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Gary has performed on Fox News Channel and Americas Got Talent and serves as a magic consultant for National Television Commercials and Theater Productions. YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY WILL ENJOY THIS SHOW! Flyer and additional information will follow!

4. Bucks Around the Clock! It’s a new fundraiser for CAO, it is fun and easy to win 50/50. Based on the number of participants, you could with a lot of money! What time were you born? Your children? Your Grandchildren? What time were you married?
Here is how it works; we have a new old wind-up clock with all numbers on it. All you must do to play Bucks Around the Clock is to pick your favorite minute or minutes in a 12-hour day, no AM or PM, just 3:15 or 7:25. Our goal is to have every minute accounted for. The Old-fashioned clock will be wound up on February 2nd at the CAO Board meeting and then placed in a sealed box. The clock will eventually wind down. Where it stops will be the winning time. It’s as simple as that! It will be opened at Bingo on February 20th. You need not be present to win! PICK YOUR FAVORITE TIME OR AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT OF THE DAY FOR $5.00 PER MINUTE! PLEASE HELP THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE FILL IN ALL OF THE MINUTES OF THE CLOCK AND HELP CAO WHILE DOING SO!

5. April 3, at 12:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Walking Tour of Jewish Venice. This will be part one of a BOGO event! (Buy One Get One free) the committee’s first BOGO event ever! The ancient Jewish ghetto in Venice is in the Cannaregio district, one of the most authentic Venetian areas in the city, and yet quite unknown to tourists. In a multicultural and multiethnic city, as Venice was, in an area far away from the center of power, the Jewish ghetto was born in 1516. We will try to understand what distinguished this are from all other Jewish quarters in Europe at that time as we’ll as lear the history of the Venetian Jewish community till nowadays. Your tour guide for this amazing trip will be Luisella Romeo. She lives and works in Venice, where her family has lived since the mid 1700’s. She has been a registered tour guide since 2000. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be provided. Keep your eyes open for a flyer for this program soon. The BOGO price for this event and its sister event ” A Virtual Tour of Jewish Prague” is only $18.00! That’s right $18.00 for two events!

6. Sunday April 24th at 12:30pm, we will be hosting the second event of our BOGO package! A Virtual Tour of Jewish Prague. In celebration of Passover, we invite you on a rare live stream tour through Prague’s ancient Jewish Quarter. With top guides Bonita Rhoads and Vadim Erent, and by special arrangement with Prague’s Jewish Museum, you will journey through the interior of the oldest functioning synagogue in all of Europe, the 13th century Old New Synagogue, exploring its beautiful medieval features and major legends. Newt you’ll take in the ambiance of the 600-year-old Jewish Cemetery and the haunting interior of the Baroque Pinkas synagogue, painted with the names of the thousands of Czech Jews lost to the Holocaust. Exploring the Klausen synagogue which houses one of the world’s largest collections of Judaica, you’ll enjoy stories of the unique culture and essential contributions of Czech Jewish figures, even while you learn of the enduring persecution the community faced, tragically culmination in genocide and cold war suppression in the 20th century.