Zamru Services & Potluck Shabbat (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:00pm)
Where: Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

shabbatluck200Princeton’s independent monthly minyan, Zamru, will be hosting Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv services and dinner on Friday. Zamru is a progressive, independent, egalitarian Jewish community celebrating Shabbat through vibrant, musical prayer.

Services begin at 6:30pm at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, and dinner follows. Please bring a generously-sized, labeled (with ingredients) vegetarian dish with serving utensils to the potluck. You must RSVP to by Wednesday, November 20! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shabbat Dinner at the CJL (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm)
Where: Small dining room of the Princeton CJL at 70 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ

Shabbat DinnerCelebrate the start of fall and fall break with JGAP! Since this will be the Friday before Princeton‘s fall break, most undergrads won’t be around, so we can have the small dining room to ourselves. Reform and conservative services start at 6:30pm. Orthodox service times are listed on the Yavneh site.

Dinner is free for graduate students, and discounted to only $10 for young professionals.

Please RSVP to Arielle Greenwald at if you’d like to come!

Potluck Shabbat at Jean’s (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, December 28, 2013 from 6:30 – 10:30pm)
Where: Jean Dietz’s house (email for address)

Yet another successful JGAP potluck Shabbat dinner! Thanks to Jean for hosting; everyone had a great time. About ten people were there, all young professionals from the area (since Princeton graduate students were on winter break). We met a few new people, and several of our regulars were also able to make it. Remember – always feel free to attend any of our events, and bring family and friends with you!

We held reform services followed by a delicious milchig meal of vegetarian lasagna. Attendees contributed kosher desserts, wine, and kasha, and Sloane’s homemade challah was a huge hit, as usual. We look forward to hosting our next JGAP Shabbat dinner, and more information on that will appear here as it becomes available. Shabbat Shalom, JGAP!

BBQ Shabbat at Sloane/Shilpa’s (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, August 24, 2012 from 6:45 – 11:00pm)
Where: Sloane & Shilpa’s house (email for address)

Toda rabah v’Shabbat Shalom! Once again, we had an amazing Shabbat with all of you who were able to attend! We had conservative Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services start at 6:45pm, and had a few of you request your favorite tunes for different psalms. Thanks! Once again – our services are casual, and we are happy to incorporate any traditions or tunes our guests request. We provide Hebrew transliterations, siddurim, and extra kippot (yamulkas).

Dinner was served at 7:45pm. This week, we had a kosher fleischig (meat) Shabbat, and served glatt kosher hamburgers, black bean burgers, and veggie burgers, along with delicious veggie kebabs and our usual kosher challah and wine. Our guests brought salad, hummus and other dips, veggies, pareve cookies and banana bread for dessert, and more wine than we could drink. Yum! Shabbat was a total blast, and we already can’t wait for next time. We hope to have our next JGAP Shabbat during the semester on a break week for Princeton University, when the Princeton CJL does not normally have services. We look forward to next time, and thanks to those who were able to make it!

Potluck Shabbat at R. Sara’s (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, July 27, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:00pm)
Where: Sara & Ezra Rich’s house (email for address)

Once again, we had an amazing summer Shabbat with JGAP. Thanks to those who joined us this week! A few of us met ahead of time at 6:45pm at Sara & Ezra’s house, and walked over to the Highland Park Conservative Temple, located at 201 South 3rd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ, for their 7:00pm services.

Dinner was served at 8:00pm. This week, Sara & Ezra served delicious vegetarian lasagna, a dairy-free pasta option, challah, and drinks. Our guests brought salad, dessert, fruit, and wine. Delicious!

We look forward to our next Shabbat, which will be towards the end of the summer at Shilpa & Sloane’s house, again. See the BBQ Shabbat Event Post for more details. Once again, please RSVP ahead of time if you can attend, and let us know what food you will be able to con­tribute. Feel free to join us for ser­vices, too; we would love to incor­po­rate your favorite tra­di­tions and tunes! Until next time – Shabbat Shalom, JGAP!

Shabbat at Sloane/Shilpa’s (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:45 – 11:00pm)
Where: Sloane & Shilpa’s house (email for address)

It was such an honor hosting our first Shabbat – thank you for helping make it so special! We had over 20 guests arrive in time for Shabbat dinner. Thank you to Matthew Feldman and Aaron Blankstein for leading us in Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services (respectively)! We had conservative services start at 6:45pm, and we provided Shabbat candles, siddurim from the Princeton CJL, Hebrew transliterations, and extra kippot (yamulkas).

We had a kosher milchig (dairy) dinner at 7:45pm. We served salmon, green beans with garlic, and couscous (thanks for the compliments!). Sloane made amazing honey and date challah, mmm. Thank you to our guests for bringing wine, hummus and veggies, cookies and other desserts. We look forward to seeing you at our next Shabbat, which will be held at Sara & Ezra Rich’s home in Highland Park, NJ. See the July 27 Potluck Shabbat Event Post for more information. Shabbat Shalom!