As part of Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s “One Book, One Community” programming, Temple Avodat Shalom offers a panel discussion, “Leaving the Soviet Union for the United States,” with five local people who immigrated from the Soviet Union. Program based on this year’s book selection, “A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka,” by Lev Golinkin. 385 Howland Ave.  (201) 489-2463.