Temple Beth El of Northern Valley in Closter welcomes Benjamin Baron, principal clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and pianist James Rensink at its guest artist Shabbat. Baron has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Belgian Radio Orchestra, and the London Winds. The mini-concert on January 4 at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by a wine, fruit, and cheese “pre-neg” at 7. The 7:30 p.m. service will be led by Rabbi David Widzer and Cantor Elizabeth Goldmann. 221 Schraalenburgh Road. (201) 768-5112 or www.tbenv.org.