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What's New at BJBE - February 27

Dear BJBE Members,

Purim, the Holiday of Gladness, is almost here! Be sure to make plans to attend our Purim Carnival this Sunday, March 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The carnival is our largest program of the year after the High Holy Days and is a great place to bring guests and to reconnect with friend. There is something for everyone! Games for the children. Gaga and Xbox for teens. Massages for parents. Books, lunch and much more for all.

Purim itself begins on Wednesday evening, March 7. BJBE's Purim Service and Megillah Reading will begin at 5:00 PM and will be immediately followed by the Purim Shpiel, Costume Parade, and a free community dinner. Please join us to celebrate the Festival of Gladness.

Make plans now to attend The Rhythm and Soul of our People: A Concert to Benefit Congregation BJBE on Satuday, March 17 beginning at 7:00 PM. This concert features both of our incredible cantors and some very special guests and will be something you don't want to miss! Details are below.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Temple programs, please feel free to contact me by clicking here or calling me at (847) 940-7575.

L'Shalom,

Marc

What's New at BJBE - February 20

Dear BJBE Members,

Happy Presidents' Day!

Do you realize that Purim is only two weeks away? Be sure to make plans to attend our Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The carnival is our largest program of the year after the High Holy Days and is a great place to bring guests and to reconnect with friend. There is somethng for everyone! Games for the children. Gaga and X Box for teens. Massages for parents. Books, lunch and much more for all.

Purim itself begins on Wednesday evening, March 7. BJBE's Purim Service and Megillah Reading will begin at 5:00 PM and will be immediately followed by the Purim Shpiel, Costume Parade, and a free Community Dinner. Please join us to celebrate the Festival of Gladness.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Temple programs, please feel free to contact me by clicking here or calling me at (847) 940-7575.

L'Shalom,

Marc

What's New at BJBE - February 13

Dear BJBE Members,

If you stopped by the Hall of Hope off our Village Center recently, you have certainly seen the SYG Silent Auction items up for bid. Highlighted by the Matthew Pritzker Box Suite to an upcoming Blackhawks game, a vacation home getaway, theater tickets, rare Cubs vs Red Sox tickets, motorcycle rides, reserved High Holy Day parking and more, this auction is worth a special trip! The auction will run through this Sunday, February 19 with proceeds benefitting the SYG trip to Kolin and Israel. For more information, contact Emily.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Temple programs, please feel free to contact me by clicking here or calling me at (847) 940-7575.

L'Shalom,

Marc

What's New at BJBE - February 6

Dear BJBE Members,

Even though it's only Monday, we are already looking forward to the upcoming weekend because it features some of the best our community has to offer spiritually, educationally, and socially.

As always, spirituality highlights the weekend as we join together to celebrate the Adult B'nai Mitzvah of 12 dedicated members on Shabbat Morning, February 11 at 9:30 AM. The entire congregation is invited to hear the beautiful chanting of Parshat Yitro and enjoy the seudat mitzvah (the light meal celebrating their mitzvah) immediately following services.

Educationally, BJBE's Annual JUF Brunch will be this Sunday, February 12 at 9:45 AM in our Sacred Hall. Our guest speaker will be columnist and political analyst for CBS, FOX, and MSNBC Micah Halpern. Mr. Halpern is an expert on Iran and will certainly share his observations with us.

While there are lots of community programs this weekend including a Junior Choir performance, our Men's Club Poker Tournament is always a highlight and is their primary fundraiser for the year. Try your luck and skill on Sunday, February 12 beginning at 3:30 PM.

Another reminder that the deadline is approaching for you all to participate in the mitzvah of giving gifts to friends on the holiday of Purim. This mitzvah, called Mishloach Manot, is being sponsored by our Sisterhood with the full support of Rabbi Kedar and everyone at BJBE. I encourage you all to find your personalized email containing your individual password, follow the link and place your order as soon as possible. Let's show our sacred community how much we value and cherish one another.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Temple programs, please feel free to contact me by clicking here or calling me at (847) 940-7575.

L'Shalom,

Marc

What's New at BJBE - January 30

Dear BJBE Members,

Tonight, BJBE is proud to host a community briefing sponsored by AIPAC called The Middle East and Pro-Israel Politics: Two Views from the West Wing. The program, beginning at 7:30 PM in our Sacred Hall, will feature Jay Fooklik and Noam Neusner, both former White House staffers in a moderated conversation. The program is free and open to the entire community. It will be followed by a dessert reception.

The deadline is approaching for you all to particpiate in the mitzvah of giving gifts to friend on the holiday of Purim. This mitzvah, called Mishloach Manot, is being sponsored by our Sisterhood with the full support of Rabbi Kedar and everyone at BJBE. I encourage you all to find your personalized email containing your individual password, follow the link and place your order as soon as possible. Let's show our sacred community how much we value and cherish one another.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Temple programs, please feel free to contact me by clicking here or calling me at (847) 940-7575.

 

L'Shalom,

Marc

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