- Lifelong Learning Continues on Fridays at noon. Ira Wise is teaching about Mohamed,
The Caliphs and the Jews November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13 and 20. Click here for the whole story!
- Monday Midrasha begins a new season with Jews and Money with Rabbi James Prosnit. Mondays at 7:00 p.m., November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2. Click here for more details.
- Thanksgivikuh is around the corner! Join us for the third candle of Chanukah (the night after Thanksgiving) for Leftovers and Latkes!
Friday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.
What better way to celebrate this once in a lifetime event than with Thanksgiving favorites alongside latkes? On the third night of Chanukah, join us for a festive Chanukah service at 6:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner. Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers or favorite Chanukah dish; we'll supply the latkes. Please click here to let us know you are coming!
- The Adult Round Table is back on the first Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m.! Description is here.
- Mark your calendar! Congregation B'nai Israel's next Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 1:00 to 6:30p.m.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-448-3543.
Previous donors can log in at http://www.redcrossblood.org/account-login
- If you were not with us on Rosh Hashanah morning, you missed Mindy Siegel's moving speech. Please click here to read it!
- And our Ba'al Tekiah (Master of the Shofar) Stewart Edelstein shared his final Holy Day message before he retires to the Berkshires. It is inspirational! Click here.
- And our rabbis' sermons are online here.
- TLC/Temple Loving Care at B’nai Israel
Who could have imagined a storm hitting our area with such force?
Superstorm Sandy wreaked such havoc, causing so many to lose
power and sustain extensive damage to their homes and properties.
In our synagogue community, there were many who extended
much-needed TLC. Once people started to get their electricity
back, the wonderful support to others was tremendous! Members
and neighbors offered meals, warm beds, and the coveted outlet
to charge cell phones. I extend the most sincere, collective, “thank
Please let me know if you, or someone you care about, could benefit
from some TLC!
- Have you met Omer and Ya'ara, our new ShinShinot? ShinShinot are our Young Israeli Emissaries. They are doing a year of national service (Shanat Sherut - ShinShin
is the acronym) before entering the Israel Defence Force by living and teaching in our community! Check out their video:
- Young Emissaries Host Families Needed - Enrich your family and the life of a young teen. Host a Shinshinim Young Israeli Emissary. Share your home and your family for 3 months, while everyone enjoys an experience of a lifetime. For more information please contact Cheryl Podob, SNEC Young Emissary Coordinator at 203-521-8218 or email@example.com.
- The temple has added another domain name that
may be easier for congregants and interested Web
browsers to key in: http://www.cbibpt.org. You can
still use http://www.congregationbnaiisrael.org if
you like. Now there’s a choice!
- The Young Families Havurah at B’nai Israel is a group of young families who celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays together. We meet every Saturday morning for bagels, family-friendly services, songs, crafts, stories and playground time. We have exciting events coming soon for Purim and Passover. Do you know of young families who would like to be part of our fun and relaxed Jewish community? Our programming is geared for children ages seven and younger. Everyone is welcome at the Young Families Havurah – families do not need to be members of Congregation B’nai Israel to participate. Please contact Evan Schultz to join our mailing list and to learn about upcoming events with the Young Families Havurah.
Check us out online: www.youngfamilieshavurah.blogspot.com
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/youngfamilieshavurah
students connected to B'nai Israel by sending us their addresses...click
- Is There Ever a Good Time?
It never seems to be the right time to discuss or
purchase cemetery plots. But purchasing a plot for
ourselves or a loved one is something many of us will
have to deal with. About a year ago, we determined that
we could develop additional plots in the new section in
the Kings Highway cemetery. Although many of these
have been sold, there are still some Kings Highway
plots available. If you are interested in learning more,
please call the temple office or contact Mark Shangold
at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bernie Jacobs at bjdjacobs@
aol.com. We can also help you choose plots in our
cemetery in Monroe.
- Hospital Information It has come to our attention that we are not getting accurate information from local hospitals when our congregants or family members are admitted to their facility. We are particularly concerned when we are asked why our clergy has not made a visit to a particular hospital.
Our inquiries always show that the person’s name has been listed under another synagogue and that is the reason we are not made aware of the hospitalization.
We are, once again, asking for your help. If you, a family member, neighbor or friend who belongs to B’nai Israel is admitted to any hospital, please take a minute and call the Temple office with that information. We would rather have a dozen calls than to not be aware of someone’s hospitalization.
- Radio “Outreach” On Friday Nights Do you miss attending Shabbat services because you are homebound? If so, you can now listen to our Friday night services on special radio receivers which are available to you on loan from the Temple.
Contact Cantor Blum.
- College is expensive. B'nai Israel can help! Click here to learn more about the Fields/Nussenfeld Scholarship Fund.
- Get weekly B'nai Israel news in your e-mail in-box. Subscribe
to Reaching Out@Congregation B'nai Israel! Click
- Are you moving out of town? Let us help you connect with a synagogue in your new community. Click here.
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