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Events for Sunday February 5, 2023

A Fresh Look at Pirkei Avot, The Jewish Center Princeton

Sunday February 5, 2023
9:30 AM

January 22, February 5 & 26, 9:30am

Sponsored by The Jewish Center Princeton

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With Joe Rosenstein -  In person + virtual

Pirkei Avot is the only tractate of the Mishnah that teaches no laws and tells no stories. Instead, it introduces ethical and judicial principles and advises scholars, would[1]be scholars, and the rest of us how our tradition was transmitted and how to interact with our contemporaries in both intimate and communal settings. Following a lifetime of studying and teaching this text, Joe Rosenstein recently completed a book entitled Reflections on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers): Not Just What My Rebbe Taught Me, in which he examines each teaching, as is usually done, but in which he also looks at the text from a broader perspective—identifying the primary ethical principles that are contained therein and musing on their continuing relevance.

There will be three sessions. The first session will provide an overview of Pirkei Avot and will review selected teachings. The second session will focus on the major innovations in Judaism that took place in the first two centuries of the common era, as reflected in Pirkei Avot. In the third session, we will read and discuss a selection of the 88 ethical instructions Joe has extracted from Pirkei Avot. You are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions.

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Removing Barriers to Civic Engagement for African Americans - Virtual Talk

Sunday February 5, 2023
2:00 PM

The Trent House Association presents a virtual talk, "Removing Barriers to Civic Engagement for African Americans," by Dr. Princess Hoagland, immediate past president of the Trent House Association and recipient of a doctorate from Stockton University, on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2 pm via Zoom at This is a free program.

Taking part in community decision-making through voting and other political activities is an important responsibility and privilege of American citizens. But some are denied this opportunity for civic engagement, have been discouraged from exercising their rights, or are alienated from political life as a force for positive change. Dr. Hoagland offers examples from the in-depth interviews she conducted with African American residents of Trenton of the barriers to their engagement in civic and political life.

Dryden Ensemble Concert: Anna Magdalena Bach: Her Story

Sunday February 5, 2023
3:00 PM

A reading by Jane McKinley from her poem sequence based on the life of Bach's second wife accompanied by the music of Bach performed by Lisa Terry and Webb Wiggins

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm -  Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel, Princeton, NJ

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Open Acoustic Jam Session, Princeton Public Library

Sunday February 5, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

At this inclusive and open jam for local musicians, chord charts and lyrics for songs will be provided. Simply bring your acoustic guitar, uke, violin, resonator or your voice to join the fun. Come make music with us.

Everybody gets to strum and sing along to every song, and if you just want listen and clap along that's great too. Chords and lyrics will be projected on the large screen in the community room or bring your iPad to follow along in the NJAMP Songbook. The songs will be familiar favorites. This is not a performance and all levels are welcome.

Open House with Artist Katelyn Liepins, Princeton Public Library

Sunday February 5, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop-in to meet artist Katelyn Liepin whose exhibition "In Between Doodles" is on display in the library's Technology Center and on the walls of the second floor.

Liepins is a professional artist and art educator. "In Between Doodles," on view through March 25, features individual pieces as well as an installation taped directly onto our walls. Liepins has been working with lines and how they can exist beyond the traditional drawing form for the past few years. She is constantly challenging what a drawing is and how can one exist in multiple mediums, her favorite being tape. Drop in to the Technology Center at any time during this open house to chat with the artist about her work, her process and what is next.

Sarah Aroeste in Concert, The Jewish Center

Sunday February 5, 2023
4:00 PM

Renowned international singer, musician, and composer Sarah Aroeste perform "LADINO CULTURE FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY: A MUSICAL JOURNEY" -Doors open at 3:30 pm for Sephardic food tasting Performance at 4pm.

435 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ - Register @

TJC members: $12 Adult Non Members: $18 Adult $25 at the door

In honor of Tu B'Shevat Children's programming from 4 - 5:30 pm Grades 2 and below: Birthday Party for the Trees (Youth Lounge) Grades 3 - 5: Tu B'Shevat Tussle (Adult Library) Questions? Email or call (609)-921-0100

Designer Handbag Bingo, Robbinsville Post Prom Fundraising Committee

Sunday February 5, 2023
5:00 PM

Prizes are 16 designer handbags. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2024 Post-Prom event. Snacks and beverages welcome; no alcohol. Must be 18 or older to attend. Bingo begins at 6 p.m.

Robbinsville High School, 155 Robbinsville-Edinburg Road, Robbinsville. Register to $25 for 16 boards.

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