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This week at BJBE - November 10

Dear Friends, 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS THIS WEEK

  • Tuesday - Life Transitions Series presented by Rabbi Karyn Kedar and Andrea Kaplan
  • Wednesday - Sisterhood Identity Theft program
  • Friday - Social Action Network Shabbat
  • Sunday- Holocaust Survivor Stories with speaker Magda Brown
  • Sunday - Social Action Network sex trafficking documentary 

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

We look forward to celebrating the B'not Mitzvah of Julia Foster and Jillian Getter at the morning service and the B'nai Mitzvah of Alix Podbelsek and Zachary Willens at the afternoon service this Saturday.  Mazel tov to Julia, Jillian, Alix, Zachary and their families.

Arlene 

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

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This week at BJBE - November 3

Dear Friends,

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

This Sunday is a great day to sample the wide array of BJBE programming. Adult Education is offering the second in a series of Holocaust Survivor Stories; drop off a book at the Bernie's Book Bank collection; BJBE Sisterhood is launching its Mother/Daugher Book Club; the 2nd Annual Stanley Ackerman Memorial Concert is in the afternoon; and wrap up the day at the BJBE sponsored showing of Magic Men at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema at Northbrook Court.

Join with other BJBE members to show solidarity with Congregation Etz Chaim in wake of the attack on their synagogue last week. The rally will take place this Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm at Etz Chaim, 1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard. To help coordinate BJBE's presence, please let us know you are coming by emailing Sandy Robbins. Click here for additional information.

Tickets are now available for Fourtelling: Journeys, Stories and Songs, a ground breaking concert on Saturday, December 6 featuring four leading ladies of contemporary Jewish music.

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

We look forward to celebrating the B'not Mitzvah of Amy Weiner and Lisa Silverstein at the morning service and the B'not Mitzvah Avery Sherwood and Molly Offit at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Amy, Lisa, Avery, Molly and their families.

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - October 20

Dear Friends,


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Please join us this weekend featuring Scholars-in-Residence Pastor Chris Harris at the Friday night Shabbat service and author Maggie Anton at Kol Shabbat on Saturday morning. Note, there is no Sunday Adult Education class this week. The program resumes on Sunday, November 2 with the series, "We Shall Bear Witness:" Holocaust Survivor Stories, In Their Own Words. Be sure to buy your tickets through BJBE for the BJBE sponsored showing of Magic Men on Sunday, November 9 at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. Also, save the date for our Artist-in-Residence weekend December 5-6.

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

Last chance to participate in choosing the Tzedakah recipients! Each year we select one agency per month to be the recipient of our Tzedakah. Click here to cast your ballot by October 24.

We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Bradley Gottlieb at the morning service and the Bar Mitzvah of Jack Sodikoff at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Bradley, Jack and their families.

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - October 14

Dear Friends,

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Fall programming is in full gear at BJBE. This weekend is the Health Fair and Blood Drive. Flu shots and screenings available. To satisfy your intellectual appetite, our Scholar-in-Residence weekend features Pastor Chris Harris and Maggie Anton. Sign up is now available for our Artist-in Residence weekend, featuring a not-to-be missed concert with 4 leading ladies of contemporary Jewish music: Beth Shafer, Julie Silver, Michelle Citrin and Peri Smilow. And be sure to create a lifetime memory with your favorite daughter or granddaughter at the Daddy Daughter Dance.

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

Bring the whole family to rejoice in the Torah at our evening Simchat Torah and Consecration service Wednesday, October 15 beginning with a pre-oneg at 5:45pm and service at 6:30pm.

It's time to choose Tzedakah recipients! Each year we select one agency per month to be the recipient of our Tzedakah. Click here to cast your ballot by October 24.

We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Cole Valfer at the morning service and the B'nai Mitzvah of Dana Turk and Jay Metzger at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Cole, Dana, Jay and their families.

In observance of Simchat Torah, the temple office will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 15 and will reopen Friday morning, October 17.

Chag Sameach,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - October 6

Dear Friends,

ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEK

  • Monday at 7:00pm, North Shore Jewish Community Candidate Forum
  • Tuesday at 10:00am, Symposium: The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Wednesday at 6:45pm, Erev Sukkot Minyan, light supper and sukkah visit
  • Thursday at 9:30am, Sukkot service
  • Friday at 7:30pm, Shabbat service
  • Saturday at 9:30am, Kol Shabbat and Tot Shabbat
  • Sunday at 9:45am, Adult Ed - The History & Culture of Sephardic Jewry

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

It's time to choose Tzedakah recipients! Each year we select one agency per month to be the recipient of our Tzedakah. Click here to cast your ballot by October 24.

Bring the whole family to rejoice in the Torah at our evening Simchat Torah and Consecration service Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm.

We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jarett Fersten at the morning service and the Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Radis at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Jarett, Rebecca and their families.

In observance of Sukkot, the temple office will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday and will reopen Friday morning. In observance of the national holiday, the building will be closed Monday, October 13.

Chag Sameach,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

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