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Temple Israel & JCC

Temple Israel & JCC

Two Congregations, One Community

Temple Israel & JCC

Coffee with the Rabbi

Coffee with the Rabbi

Coffee with Rabbi Fine aka Temple Talk, aka Cawfee Tawk, aka The Lunch Club, aka The upshot

Zoom link  

Next meeting, Wed, Sept 7th. 


Make a cup of coffee or tea, and join the zoom gathering. 


June 15th schmooze:  A new baby is born!  Grandma, Grandpa checked for 10 little fingers & 10 little toes; Mazel Tov!  I shall not list names in these synopsis, I regretted doing so in the previous post, simply bad form.  Oh, this is Stacey, allow me the opportunity, “these posts are my own & in no way reflect anyone’s opinion but my own.”  I have been meaning to include that.  I joined the call 10 minutes in …. Here’s what I heard.  Coffee, coffee beans, technique, coffee ice cubes, coffee pots, classically designed coffee pots, automation v manual coffee making, grinding.  There was an absence of irony in the momment.  I see it now.  Moment has controversial spellings.  Then my phone went dead.  Turns out, it auto-shut down due to temperature.  I called from my parked car.  Anyway…
I do this to briefly rehash our convivial conversations and also, to let you know that we usually have a few good laughs.    

Last March meeting – Well, I was happy to see Annemarie – was she a first-timer?  The news there; she’s leadership de Tikkun Olam.  Oh, and a personal friend indeed.  She got skills.  A good afternoon COFFEE for the rest of us!  Hey Helen!  Turn on a light!  Finally saw Helen at shul.  Yay!  Could you be next?  Bob, Millman, The Weissmans and by extension their families-we are always happy for the exclusives when it comes to hosting Passover, Rabbi’s health update, dressing norms for shul,  men in ties, travelling to Baltimore & there you have it, not enough?  Join us next time.  

February overdue Topics: Google. China, Trump updates, being 19 weeks in TX-what to do,  Supreme Court of United States, Inflation; lt’s better than recession or deflation.  Now, pause for a second.  Where is Jo?  <<<—-We discussed none of the aforementioned topics.  But we did talk – Did you ever  find the fish?  Issues.

Past Topics:  The Mets, Parties, Olympics, High Holy day madness, Israeli political review, life, fave books, Apps, vacations, “verklempt-ness”,  relatives, a lot of “How do I”…and temple friends make a great resource, simchas, NJ Politics, Tri-state, county to county, politics, politics. European voting, how are the kids:the kids are alright, Beit din, bridges, error-free voting, chickens, NYC, Torah, the 1920’s, you name it!
antisemitism , November 3rd, Supreme Court (again), lighting the menorah; right to left, old to new, window and no window instruction perspective, public menorah lighting in Fair Lawn and Ridgewood.  Traffic-Oy!  This, that and many other things.

Future Topics:  The Mets, Parties, Olympics, High Holy day madness, Israeli political review, fave books, vacations, “verklempt-ness”,  relatives, classics, brisket vs pot roast, simchas, short term & long term ambitions, NYC, Torah, Reconstruction of the South post-civil war,  original Cawfee Tawk & is it funny, men’s facial hair, etc.  Bring your curiosity & join us. 

Hey, look! These things come up.

If you have any  questions, please email  Jo Rosen, Co-chair, Membership, Temple Israel








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