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This week at BJBE - November 25

Dear Friends,

Happy Thanksgivukkah! What a marvelous time we had with our friends from Third Baptist Church on Friday night. Rabbi Kedar and Reverend Ragland gave a stirring sermon on gratitude and the choirs from BJBE and Third Baptist rocked the Sacred Hall. In that spirit, I wish to express my gratitude to the entire BJBE community - clergy, staff, teachers, congregants and extended community - for the hard work and dedication that allows us to excel in carrying out our mission to help people find meaning and purpose.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Chanukah Shabbat Service, Friday, November 29 - Bring your chanukia (one per family) and 4 candles and gently used books to donate to Bernie's Book Bank. Also, please send Cantor Wolman pictures of your family lighting Chanukah candles.
  • Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, December 6-8
  • Men's Club Daddy-Daughter Dance, Sunday, December 15

See below for detailed descriptions of these events and more

Please see the Center for Social Justice section below for donation items needed for PADS.

The building will be closed Thursday, Friday until the Shabbat service at 7:30pm and Sunday. There are no Hebrew or Sunday School classes this week. Wishing you and your families a happy Thanksgiving and a bright and joyous Chanukah.

L'shalom,

Arlene

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

This week at BJBE - November 18

Dear Friends,

We are so excited to welcome our friends from Third Baptist Church this Friday evening and hope you can join us for this memorable evening of fellowship, dialogue, music and inspiration, perfect for the whole family.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Junior Choir singing at Northbrook Court, Sunday, November 24
  • Chanukah Shabbat Service, Friday, November 29 (bring your chanukiah)
  • Scholar-in-Residence Weekend, December 6-8
  • Men's Club Daddy/Daughter Dance, Sunday, December 15
  • Family Kallah, January 10-12

See below for detailed descriptions of these events and more

Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'not Mitzvah of Leah Gentner and Sydney Weiss at the morning service and the B'not Mitzvah of Lauren and Michelle Leonard at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Leah, Sydney, Lauren, Michelle and their families!

L'shalom,

Arlene

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

This week at BJBE - November 11

Dear Friends,

Welcome home BJBE Women of the Wall delegation! Please join us at Friday evening's Shabbat service to hear a first hand account of this historic event from Rabbi Kedar, Cantor Frost and other representatives of the BJBE delegation. I'm encouraging every congregant to take a look at the Women of the Wall video clips and pictures on our website.


Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance sponsored by Men's Club on Sunday, December 15. This is a special opportunity for daddies & daughters and grandfathers & granddaughters to create a lifelong memory.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday: BJBE Stars Networking
  • Tuesday: Rabbi Shapiro leads Symposium
  • Wednesday: Sisterhood Program featuring author Cyndee Schaffer
  • Friday: Matzah Ball Shabbat
  • Sunday: Adult Learning - The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Story Behind the Story
  • Sunday: Young Family Event sponsored by the Center for Social Justice

See below for detailed descriptions of these events and more

Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Halle Abramson and Jacob Reicin at the morning service and the B'nai Mitzvah of Joshua and Jacob Goodman at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Halle, Jacob, Joshua, Jacob and their families!

L'shalom,

Arlene

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

This week at BJBE - November 4

Dear Friends,

We are so proud and inspired by the leadership of Rabbi Kedar and Cantor Frost for their integral role in planning the 25th anniversary celebration of Women of the Wall. The 15 member BJBE delegation is in Israel now. The central mission of Women of the Wall is to achieve the social and legal recognition of the right of women to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah collectively and out loud at the Western Wall.

There are new offerings added every week. Please see the postings in the sections below for family and children's service opportunities, new Adult B'nai Mitzvah class information, educational programming and so much more!



UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday - Men's Club Monday Night Football
  • Wednesday - Northbrook Lunch & Learn
  • Thursday - Life Transitions: Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Friday - Cantor Emeritus Cory Winter on the bimah for Kristallnacht Shabbat service
  • Saturday - Tot Shabbat
  • Sunday - Intermarriage discussion continues at Sunday Morning Adult Learning
  • Sunday - Sisterhood Holiday Boutique

See below for detailed descriptions of these events

Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Daniel Golub and Matthew Zimring at the morning service and the Bat Mitzvah of Emily Connell at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Daniel, Matthew, Emily and their families!

L'shalom,

Arlene

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

This week at BJBE - October 29

Dear Friends,

Our Women of the Wall delegation - 15 strong - leaves on Saturday for Israel led by Rabbi Kedar and Cantor Frost. We are so proud of the work they are doing to mark the 25th anniversary celebration of this movement, which is an international mission to support pluralism in Israel. Wishing you a safe and meaningful experience.

Our Lost and Found is overflowing once again. If you or family members are missing things such as jackets, jewelry, glasses and water bottles, please check the box in the office kitchen area.

BJBE is proud to be launching the Adopt a Lone Soldier Program. This is a Tikun Olam opportunity for our community to provide emotional support to the soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces who have left their homelands and have no immediate family in Israel. See the Announcements section below for additional information.

Please note that there is no Adult Education this Sunday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

* Mizmor L'Shabbat this Friday
* Cantor Cory Winter will be on the bimah Friday, November 8
* Weekend Family Retreat, January 10-12 - registration is open
* RAC Conference for 9th - 12th graders - registration is open

See below for detailed descriptions of these events

Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Emily Kramer at the morning service and the Bat Mitzvah of Alexis Colman at the Havdalah service this Saturday, and the Bar Mitzvah of Jeremy Goldberg Sunday morning. Mazel tov to Emily, Alexis, Jeremy and their families!

L'shalom,

Arlene

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

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