Social Activities and Events
SJC has a very active Social Committee who work hard to plan an array of social events for all age groups. We have temple events for all the holidays including, but not limited to the annual Hanukah Party, Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, International Holocaust Remembrance Day "Yom Hashoah," Purim Party and Passover.
Every August is our Annual Temple Picnic which is held at Seven Lakes, is a favorite among Congregants and their children. It is also a wonderful opportunity to socialize and celebrate Rabbi Brickman's birthday.
The Social Committee works diligently on its Sunday Lecture Brunch Series. Some of our featured guests have included New York based actress Susan Stein performing her play, Etty which was based on the diary of Etty Hillseum who lived in Amsterdam during Nazi occupation. Emory Law Professor and Rabbi, Michael Broyde spoke about cases that were adjudicated in the Bet Din when he served as a Member on the Jewish Court. We learned about researching genealogy from Deborah Long, founder of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society when she gave a fascinating talk about how she researched her parents' ancestry, both of whom were survivors of the Holocaust. We showed an award-winning documentary, "Open Door" a film about 1,200 European Jews that found refuge from the Holocaust in the Philippines and met the filmmaker, Noel Izon. Our Social Committee is committed to bringing diverse programs that will appeal to everyone.
Noel Izon Lecture
Social Committee Organized Events
In addition to our Book Club and occasional movie night, the Social Committee has organized Poker Nights and Square Dancing parties to celebrate Purim.
Our Annual Golf Tournament not only benefits the temple, but a portion of the proceeds also benefits Backpack Pals, a local children's charity.
Cooking with Carol is another favorite for adults and children.
Many of these events are open to guests of the Congregation.
Cooking with Carol