We are so pleased to welcome Cantor Rayna Green to the BJBE community starting July 1. A special thank you to the members of the Cantor Search Committee, co-chaired by Lynn Wax and Howard Rosenblum, for their dedicated work resulting in Cantor Green joining our clergy team as the new Assistant Cantor. Cantor Green will be ordained in New York on May 3 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She brings extensive experience as a student cantor in a variety of synagogue settings, working with children as a pre-school teacher, youth group advisor and song leader, and providing pastoral care as a Chaplain Intern. Prior to welcoming Cantor Green, we will be saying a fond farewell to Cantor Ross Wolman, who has accepted a position serving Temple Chai in Phoenix, Arizona. There will be multiple activities to honor Cantor Wolman and wish him well. Please watch This Week at BJBE for details.
On Friday, April 3, many of us will be sitting with friends and family recalling the story of Passover. Since so many in our community will be hosting or attending a first night seder, we will not hold a Shabbat service at BJBE that evening. If you are observing a yahrzeit, you may join the Wednesday, April 1 minyan or our Passover service on Saturday, April 4 at 9:30am to say kaddish. If you choose to remember your loved ones as part of your Friday night seder, light a yahrzeit candle with your holiday candles.
BJBE's Early Childhood Program at the Chava Center is pleased to announce the introduction of Shir Li - Share a song with me - a Hebrew music program for tots 9-36 months & the adults who love them. This is a 6 week program starting April 13.
Please see sections in the full article on these and other programs
Passover is drawing near and your Judaica Shop has many lovely items for your Passover table or for hostess gifts. Make certain to stop in the shop for all your Passover needs.
Our building will be closed the following two Sundays - March 29 and April 5.
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There are simply no words. I am stunned and all illusions and complacency must fall away. It is time to wake up from the illusions we hold so dear. We simply may no longer say we live in a country with no racial tension, no prejudice. We cannot say that we live in a country where there is equal justice for all.
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Sanctuary update and a visit from our architect... What you can't see is the music! When I walked in the Sanctuary, a song was playing, from everywhere, all at once.
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Learning the Symbols of our Sanctuary, video
Dedication Gala Montage
Slideshow of Kids & Walls
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