Congregation Ner Tamid

CNT’S 50th ANNIVERSARY

 

Congregation Ner Tamid celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2024.

Founded in 1974, the Temple will supersize many of its popular annual events this year and

introduce some new ones in honor of this golden milestone.

SIGN UP to join one of our 50th Anniversary Committees to help produce our

Tikkun Olam Brunch, Annual Meeting, Variety Show, Time Capsule, and Culminating Weekend Celebration.

 

CNT’s 50th Anniversary Events

 

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2024

CANTOR BECKY MANN RETURNS TO CNT AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE…

The musical weekend kicks off this Friday, March 1.

Cantor Mann will lead a Tot Shabbat at 6:00 p.m., and a Friday Night Shabbat Service at 7:00 p.m.,

with her original music and story, and guest vocalist and sister Joanna Mann.

On Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., Cantor Mann will also be featured in CNT’s ‘50 Years of Cantors’ concert,

along with Cantor Hutchings, Cantor Billy Tiep, and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman.

 On Sunday, March 3, Cantor Mann will teach Religious School students her music

and then they will perform at the end of the Religious School day.

Welcome back Cantor Mann!

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

50 Years of Cantors

A Concert Dedicated To Israel, With Love…

Featuring CNT Cantors Jessica Hutchings, Billy Tiep, Becky Mann and Bella Feldman

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

Friday, March 22, 2024, 7:15 p.m.

Taylor’s Topsy Turvy Dinner

Enjoy Breakfast For Dinner after Friday Night Services

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Sunday, March 24, 2024, 10:15 a.m.

CNT’s Purim Spiel – Taylor’s Version

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Sunday, March 24, 2024, 11:00 a.m.

CNT’s Purim Carnival – Taylor’s Version

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

CNT’s Film Chavurah presents “Here Today”

RSVP: barney@tabach.com

 

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 10:30 a.m.

Tikkun Olam Awards Champagne Brunch

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Monday, April 22, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

CNT’s Passover Seder

50 Years in the Promised Land

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Buy your limited-edition CNT 50th Anniversary T-Shirts HERE

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

CNT’s Film Chavurah kicks off a year of special programming, presenting

movies at CNT featuring Jewish actors and/ or Jewish plot lines.

A screening of “Wonka” starring Jewish actor Timothée Chalamet will tell the origin story of the

iconic candy maker from the Roald Dahl tale “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

RSVP HERE: barney@tabach.com

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Cantor Hutchings and Morah Pamela Henderson will start

teaching the Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class of 2025.

Call Roberta at (702) 733-6292 if you’d like to join this life-changing class

taking place during CNT’s 50th Anniversary year.

 

Friday, January 12, 2024, at 6:15 p.m.

Beatles Shabbat with The Shabbatones, will be extra groovy during this 50th celebratory year.

CNT’s popular Shabbat pairs Beatles songs with Jewish prayers.

Coincidentally, 1974 is the same year The Beatles officially broke up, but, their music lives on at CNT.

Last year, more than 350 Members and locals packed CNT’s Sanctuary for this “fab” event

dressed in tie-dye and paisley outfits, illuminated headbands, and peace signs.

VIDEO INVITATION

 

Friday, January 26, 2024

All new CNT Members of 2023 are invited to a New Member dinner

at 5:30 p.m., at the Temple, followed by a Music of Shabbat in the Round/

Congregant of the Year Shabbat at 7:00 p.m.

to honor 2023 Congregant of the Year David Weinstein.

REGISTER FOR NEW MEMBER (2023) DINNER

 

CNT’s Social Action Committee is producing a timely three-part 50th Anniversary series about antisemitism.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., Rabbi Akselrad will present “Genesis of Antisemitism.”

“What You Don’t Know About Antisemitism in America” takes place on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., and

Why Do They Hate Jews? Are There Solutions?” takes place Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

VIDEO INVITATION

 

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

Rabbi Leigh Lerner will host a free adult education lecture on Zoom called

“50 Years of Zionism: A Look at the Early Leaders of Modern Zionism

from the late 1800s to the Creation of the State of Israel in 1948.”

REGISTER HERE

 

Friday, February 9, 2024, 6:15 p.m.

When Rabbi Akselrad returns from his weeklong solidarity mission to Israel,

he will address the Congregation. He’ll talk about how your contributions

to the CNT Stands With Israel Fund helped Israeli soldiers and their families

and how we can be cognizant of the War in Israel while commemorating CNT’s 50th Anniversary year.

You can donate to the fund HERE.

 

Friday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. SPECIAL FAMILY- FRIENDLY PRE-NEG WITH 1970s FOOD, VIDEO GAMES, MUSIC, AND A BOUNCE HOUSE

CNT presents “Blast from the Past” Shabbat!!!

What was your favorite song from the 1970s? Email our KCNT DJ Warren Peskin, and he’ll add your song to his playlist for the night: warrenpeskin@gmail.com.

At 7:00 p.m., enjoy Services with CNT’s original prayer book. An Oneg will follow.

Remember to dress in your 1970s best for this special walk down memory lane.!

Or wear one of our new limited edition 50th Anniversary T-shirts (see below).

“In 1974, what did Shabbat Services look like at Congregation Ner Tamid,” Rabbi Akselrad asks.

“What prayer book did we use? What style of language was used? Was it gender inclusive?

Turns out Temple Member Melissa (Glovinsky) Lemoine solved that mystery by sharing with us that original prayer book!

It was written by the founding Rabbi of our Congregation Rabbi Steven Weissberg z”l.

The rest of the mystery – melodies, clergy garb, style of the sermon –

will be pieced together by talking with old-time members of our Temple.”

Contact Rabbi Akselrad if you have information that will help make this retro Shabbat as authentic as possible!

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

CNT’s Film Chavurah will present “Gentleman’s Agreement.”

This 1947 American drama is about a journalist, played by Gregory Peck,

who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City.

It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won Best Picture,

Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm), and Best Director (Elia Kazan).

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry

by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

RSVP HERE: barney@tabach.com