BJBE ushered in the new year with an abundance of inspiration, beautiful music, and thought-provoking, personal messages that reflect our times. It was wonderful to personally greet so many of you.
Thanks for your patience as we introduced remote lots and buses to provide safe and efficient overflow parking. A special thanks to the ushers and other volunteers who helped make our Rosh Hashanah worship services a meaningful experience for our congregants and their families, always with a smile. I'd also like to recognize the work of Gus Manolis and our amazing custodial staff for going above and beyond all reasonable expectations. We are so fortunate to have them.
Please be on the lookout for an email later in the week with information on the upcoming Yom Kippur services on Friday night and Saturday. I look forward to seeing you then.
BJBE is closed Sunday, September 15.
Arlene MayzelExecutive Director847-940-7575, ext. email@example.com
According to the Jewish calendar, the High Holidays are arriving right on time. According to the secular calendar by which we live our daily lives, yikes, they are so early! Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy and sweet New Year!
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Grant Primer and the Bar Mitzvah of Joe Malter at the morning services and the B'not Mitzvah of Julia Taub and Phoebe Cohen at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov!
In response to the looming confrontation in Syria, the URJ has published Rabbi Kedar's A Prayer for Peace. Regarding the Women of the Wall, the URJ has offered Rabbi Kedar's Hear Our Prayer: For the Women of the Wall. Please take a moment to read these and join in our support. BJBE is closed on Monday, September 2.
Looking forward to seeing you at services this week. Shana Tova,Arlene
Join us as we start the High Holiday season with S'lichot this Saturday starting at 7:00pm. The evening begins with a light nosh, followed by a study session in the Chapel. Weather permitting (and we are talking excessive heat rather than rain), we will gather in the Sanctuary for the service.
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Cohen at the morning service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Hannah and her family.The building is closed Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.
Mazel tov to Karen Flayhart, Rabbi Brian Stoller and big sister Lindsay on the birth of Zachary Louis Flayhart Stoller on Tuesday, August 13. What a cutie! We are pleased to invite the congregation to join the Stoller family for Zachary's Brit Milah on Tuesday, August 20 at 12:30pm. RSVP to Orly in the BJBE office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Still time to order Lulav & Etrog for Sukkot! Order dues by August 23. Contact Orly in the BJBE office to order. Please join us for S'lichot, Saturday, August 31 starting at 7:00pm for a light nosh, followed by a study session at 7:30pm led by Kelly Goldberg, and concluding with a service in the sanctuary at 8:15pm.
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Hopkins at the morning service this Saturday . Mazel tov to Samuel and his family.
Please be sure to order your High Holy Days tickets and submit requests for Special Needs Seating and Children's Programming. There is still time to add names to the Memorial Book. Orders to place names must be received in our office by next Monday, August 19. (download forms here, if needed)
Please join us for a Wine & Cheese Pre-Oneg at 6:45pm and stay forOneg Under the Stars following the service - Friday August 16, 7:30pm. If you know anyone looking to affiliate, this is the perfect service for them to attend.
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Michael Altman at the morning service this Saturday . Mazel tov to Michael and his family. L'shalom,
Learning the Symbols of our Sanctuary, video
For the First Time.....A Matching Gift Opportunity to DOUBLE Your MITZVOT.
An anonymous donor will MATCH and DOUBLE any New Donor gift made in March. With a donation of $10 or more to the Sustaining Gifts Program or by joining the Circle of David (a gift of $1000 or more) your MITZVOT will be DOUBLED. More details to follow.
(Why wait til March, contact Elaine, 847-940-7575, in the BJBE office today.)
March 20, 2016 Shindig at Shushan - Purim Carnival
Order Your New High Holy Days Machzors by March 8, 2016