- Comedy Night at B’nai Israel! It’s Purim! Join us for an adult evening of comedy on Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. We’re planning a spectacular Purim Spiel, the hilarious comic act of Joel Chasnoff, and a Middle Eastern dinner with wine, beer, dessert, and coffee. The cost is $54.00 per person, paid in advance only, to Lynn in the temple office. Reserve your seat today! Contact Lynn. For more information on Joel Chasnoff, visit www.joelchasnoff.com. We’re looking forward to a really entertaining and enjoyable evening!
- Purim Marches On!
Sunday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Purim Spiel & Megillah Reading!
featuring the Junior Choir production
of the latest Cahr/Chase Purim Play!
Cheer Mordecai! Boo Hamen and join in the
sacred frenzy!! (All ages encouraged)
Sunday, March 16 at Noon
Whether you have a young one or are young at heart, there is something at the carnival for everyone! Fun games and prizes! A pizza lunch! Opportunities to volunteer! Great memories, and so much more!
We also need your help to make the carnival happen. If you can spare a little or lot of time, before or during the carnival,
contact Tracie Wizda,
Religious School Committee Chair, and we’ll find a job that fits your availability.
- Mishpacha Shabbat – Monthly Shabbat Community for Families (children age 5 – 12)
Friday, February 28 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Join other B’nai Israel families for a Shabbat potluck dinner followed by Shabbat singing and a brief, age appropriate Shabbat Service. To RSVP or for more information or to join the Mishpacha Shabbat email list, please contact our parent coordinator, Rachel Yurdin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rabbi Evan Schultz at email@example.com.
- 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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
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- 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 email@example.com 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.
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