Center offers duplicate bridge on Wednesdays

The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will hold duplicate bridge, led by Al Steinberger, director, from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday, Jan. 5-Feb. 24. The fee is $8 for nonmembers. New players are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sue Horwitz at 732-494-3232, ext. 3603.

French club to hold Jan. 5 meeting

Francophonie Metuchen will meet 7:45- 9:45 p.m. Jan. 5 at 243 Amboy Ave., Metuchen. Discussions are in French. Participation is free. Relaxed work meetings with moderate preparations and active participation in discussions are required. For more information, call Sam Van Chama, using French, at 732-767-9372.

Alternative prayer and study announced

Neve Shalom announces alternative prayer and study experiences, in addition to the traditional service in the Sanctuary, will be offered on Jan. 9 at Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave. Metuchen. For more information contact Hazzan Sheldon Levin 732-548-2238, ext. 14 or email

Community Center announces bingo

Congregation Beth-El, 91 Jefferson Blvd., Edison, conducts bingo games on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early bird is at 7 p.m. No outside food or beverages are permitted. For more information, call 732-985- 7272.

Apply now for Sheriff’s civilian academy

Applications are being accepted for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office’s Civilian Academy. Participants will meet 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks. beginning April 6, at the Middlesex County Police Training Center, North Patrol Road, Edison. One Saturday class will be held. Graduation is scheduled for May 25. Each session will highlight functions of the Sheriff’s …