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What's New at BJBE - June 4

Dear Friends,

The Annual Meeting is tonight - Monday, June 4, 2012 at BJBE starting at 6:30 PM with coffee and cake, followed by the meeting at 7:00 PM. Join President Terri Argentar and your fellow congregants for a discussion on what has been going on at BJBE, vote on the budget and get answers to your questions on financial matters that have recently been raised. There is a constitutional amendment on the agenda on which the congregation will vote. Babysitting is available with advance notification. We look forward to seeing you this evening.

Leadership Shabbat Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM. Please join us for the installation of the Boards from the Synagogue, Sisterhood and Men's Club. We will also be expressing our appreciation to the many volunteers whose devotion and time allow us to accomplish our goals and create the strong BJBE community that is so important to us. Thank you...we couldn't do it without you!

Summer Worship Schedule begins Friday, June 22. Friday Shabbat services will begin at 6:30 PM.


L'Shalom,

Arlene

What's New at BJBE - May 14

Eat Healthy and Support BJBE

Join the Primrose Valley Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in partnership with BJBE. The organic farm is owned and operated by Jamie and David Baker, BJBE members, who will conribute a portion of CSA vegetable subscription fees from congregants to BJBE. Feed your family healthy produce that is responsibly grown in concert with Jewish values and delivered weekly to BJBE for pickup. To learn more and sign up, visit the Farm's web site www.primrosevalleyfarm.com or pick up a brochure in the BJBE Village Center.


A Message from Terri Argentar about Rome/Israel Trip

 Rabbi and Ezra have planned an exciting itinerary for our trip to Rome and Israel, tentatively set for April 23 - May 5, 2013 (three days in Rome and nine days in Israel). We are pleased to announce an informational meeting that will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30pm, to discuss the itinerary, estimated pricing and any questions you may have. Please come to the meeting with your questions prepared, as we will need to collect deposits by Thursday, June 7th. Let us know if you plan on attending the meeting by emailing Terri at president@bjbe.org. If you are unable to attend, the materials will be available to you the following day.


Please remember that Sisterhood's annual Joanne Katz Circle of Service Luncheon honoring BJBE's Acting President Terri Argentar is coming up this Sunday, May 20, 12:00 PM at BJBE. To make your reservation, please contact Adrianne Daskal at 847-465-1024.

Attention SYG: Our Pool Party this Sunday, May 20th has been postponed. Watch for information about the pool party with the rescheduled date.

L'Shalom,

Arlene Mayzel

What's New at BJBE - May 7

Dear Friends,

If you were unable to join us for last week's meeting about the future direction of our capital campaign, please join us for an additional presentation this Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM. Your understanding and participation in our long-term strategy is critical to our success. We are also available to discuss any questions you may have regarding this effort. Please send your questions to president@bjbe.org, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We will compile the questions received and send out a communication to the congregation with the answers.

Please remember that Sisterhood's annual Joanne Katz Circle of Service Luncheon honoring BJBE's Acting President Terri Argentar is coming up on Sunday, May 20, 12:00 PM at BJBE. To make your reservation, please contact Adrianne Daskal at 847-465-1024.

In addition, please note that Arlene Mayzel, our new Operations Director, will be taking over preparation of this weekly email beginning next week, so please email all blurbs and information you would like included to Arlene directly at amayzel@bjbe.org.

Finally, please note that our building will be closed this Sunday, May 13. Happy Mother's Day everyone!

L'Shalom,

Rabbi Stoller

What's New at BJBE - April 30

Dear Friends,

If you were unable to join us for yesterday's meeting about the future direction of our capital campaign, please join us for an additional presentation on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM. Your understanding and participation in our long-term strategy is critical to our success. We are also available to discuss any questions you may have regarding this effort. Please send your questions to president@bjbe.org, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We will also compile the questions received and send out a communication to the congregation with the answers.

Please join us for a Confirmation ceremony celebrating and honoring our tenth graders this Sunday, May 6 at 5:00 PM. All year, our students have been studying about Jewish identity, and at this ceremony, each student will stand before our community and say "I am a Jew because..." This is truly an occasion for our community to rejoice together.

Our second congregational trip to Joplin, MO this past weekend was a moving experience for everyone. Many thanks to our talented musicians Andy Dennen, Marcus Newman, and Gary Schaffel, who led us in prayer throughout the weekend, and whose passion for Jewish music inspired us and touched the lives of our friends in Joplin's Jewish community.

Speaking of BJBEers making an impact on people around the country, check out this article in today's Deerfield Patch about our recent trip to New Orleans, headlined "Local Children Bring Joy to New Orleans."

Finally, a construction note: weather permitting, the Deerfield Business Center roads will be resurfaced this Saturday, May 5. There will be access to BJBE with possible changing detours throughout the day.

L'Shalom,

Rabbi Stoller

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