Hokhmah - Wisdom; Ziknah - Maturity; Kadimah - Looking Ahead
HAZAK is the mature adult group at B'nai Shalom and we are affiliated with, and received a charter from, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's organization for mature adults, designed to meet the social, educational and religious needs of the population 55 years of age and older. We take part in regional and national programs, such as HAZAK Camp and trips to Israel for active adults.
HAZAK at B'nai Shalom has received two Solomom Schechter Awards for Synagogue Excellence from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. In 2007 we received Honorable Mention and in 2009 we received the Silver Award presented at the national convention.
We meet the second Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise specified, at 12 noon. Bring a dairy or pareve lunch, and dessert will be served. Programs include very interesting talks on enlightened subjects, enjoyable entertainment and trips to varios places such as the Jewish museum in Newark. We are now in our ninth year and growing. In September we have a paid-up membership catered luncheon, in December we celebrate Hannukah and in June we close with a catered luncheon.
Our dues are only $20.00 per person for the year which covers our September luncheon, celebrations, meeting desserts, etc. If you are or know of a Jewish adult, not a member of HAZAK, tell them about HAZAK and invite them to join us, or call the synagogue office at 973-731-0160 with their name and phone number and we will get right back to them.