Prime Time
Prime Time Winetasting & Train Trip
photos courtesy of Bob Singer
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The Prime Time Group is geared to those over 55 but membership is open to all.

For the 2014-2015 year we are planning a September trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, a November visit to the Museum of the Moving Image and the Noguchi Gallery, in Queens, a musical program at the temple in December, a theater party in February and a trip to Boscobel, an historic home and Dia Beacon, an art collection in New York State in the spring.

Prime Time provides an opportunity for long-time and new members of the temple and their friends to socialize, learn and explore together. Annual dues are $15 per person, which will automatically be billed to Prime Time eligible temple members during the summer. Your non-temple friends are welcome to join Prime Time as well. Member benefits include early notification of, and paying a reduced rate for our events.

We hope you will join our membership ranks. The steering committee would love to have new members to help plan and implement our programs. Contact Ethel Singer, Prime Time Chair, to get involved.


Ethel Singer, Chair  

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For Side by Side with Sondheim:
Celebrating America’s Greatest Living Composer
A Lecture in Sound and Sight with Maestro Robert Butts
Music Director & Conductor,

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey

Sunday, December 14, 2014 
2:00-4:00 PM

@Temple B'nai Abraham

Hanukkah “Nosh” 2:00 PM             Presentation 3:00 PM

Open to the Community

Prime Time Members: Free
Nonmembers: $5.00

RSVP online or call 973.994.2290 December 8

Stephen Sondheim's work as a composer-lyricist over the past five decades has set the standard for modern American musical theater. He has won a record eight Tony Awards including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, the Laurence Olivier Award, eight Grammy Awards and received a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George.

Sondheim has written material for movies, including the 1981 Warren Beatty film Reds, for which he contributed the song "Goodbye For Now". He also wrote five songs for the 1990 movie Dick Tracy, including "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"  which won the Academy Award for Best Song.

Dr. Robert W. Butts is New Jersey’s most wide-ranging conductor, exploring the operatic as well as the orchestral worlds, the earliest major works of the Baroque period through compositions of the twenty-first century.  He received his graduate degrees from The University of Iowa and The American Conservatory of Music. He serves as Music Director and Conductor with The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Eastern Opera Company, Touring Concert Opera of New York and In Mid Air Productions.  He teaches and lectures at Montclair State University, The College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University and The New Jersey Council For the Humanities. In addition, he develops courses and individual lectures for Westfield Adult School, Leisure Learning, Lifelong Learning, and other adult and continuing education programs across Northern New Jersey. He has done pre-concert talks for NJPAC, The New Jersey Symphony, The New Jersey State Opera and Elderhostel. With The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, he has developed the broadcast video series Concerts and Conversations. He is a recipient of the Arts Council of the Morris Area Arts Professional of the Year and has been a finalist for the 2010 and 2011 American Prize for Orchestral Conducting, the 2011 and 2012 American Prize for Opera Conducting, and the 2011 Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award. He was awarded the 2011 American Prize Citation for outstanding educational and outreach work in music.