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Exclusive Mayim Bialik/Jew in the City Shabbaton Coming Up!


I’m thrilled to announce that JITC is planning to host an exclusive Shabbaton, featuring Mayim and me (and, possibly, some surprise guests). We will be leading a series of talks and discussions geared to everyone’s interests (the Shabbaton is open to people of all Jewish backgrounds and ages). Our aim is to spend an intimate Shabbos together with you; sharing ideas, insights,experiences and a wonderful Shabbat spirit.

The date we have chosen is May 11-12. The Shabbaton will take place at a beautiful hotel in New Jersey. We are still negotiating costs. At this point, we can say that pricing will be comparable with similar, upscale Shabbatonim with well-known speakers. The price will include rooms, all meals and talks, and use of the facilities.

In order to gauge interest, and to allow us to continue doing our planning, please e-mail us at that you are interested in knowing more about this exciting Shabbaton. Please include your name, how many are in your group, synagogue affiliation (if you have), and a bit about your Jewish background/education (so we know who we’re gearing this for).

Your interest in no way obligates you to participate. At the same time, in order to have an intimate Shabbat experience, we are limiting the number of people. Responding now will put you at the top of the list of those who’ll be able to join us on May 11.




  1. Nelle Fastman Pingree : January 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I am a 61 year old woman, not currently affiliated. I was raised in a Conservative Synagogue with and Orthodox Rabbi. I left the practice of Judaism for many years until my daughter wanted to go to Hebrew school to study what becoming a Bat Mitzvah was. This brought me back to Judaism in a temple that calls itself, Progressive Reform”. My experience there was an extremely important one in my life for many reasons. Now I am retired, my daughter is grown with her own daughter and I have come to a point in my life, perhaps because there’s not so much of it left, that I want some of those basic questions answered in a different way. I’d love to participate in the Shabbaton.

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