Congratulations to our incoming president, Bonnie Litch, and the members of the 2013/14 Board of Trustees, Sisterhood Board and Men's Club Board on their installation Friday night at Leadership Shabbat. I'd like to say a special thank you to Terri Argentar for her inspirational and practical leadership and mentorship since I started my position at BJBE. I look forward to continued opportunities to work together.
If you have any family, friends or neighbors looking for a spiritual home, please let them know of two upcoming Prospective Member Coffees where they can learn about BJBE.
Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 PM at BJBE
Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 PM at the home of Bonnie Litch
Celebrate with the Wolmans:
Baby naming of Aviv and Bina at the Friday evening Shabbat service
Ice Cream Social to welcome the twins this Sunday
(See below for additional information on these and other events)
Our summer worship schedule begins this Friday with services held at 6:30 PM.
847-940-7575, ext. 118
Annual Meeting this Wednesday. Blackhawks Stanley Cup game viewing available!! We need 250 congregants present for a vote critical to our future.
Refreshments at 6:30 PM followed by the meeting at 7:00 PM.
Leadership Shabbat this Friday at 7:30 PM including installation of officers.
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Zoey Kohn and Ethan Stein at the morning service and the B'nai Mitzvah of Matthew Leissner and Abi Rosenwasser at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Zoey, Ethan, Matthew, Abbi and their families.
Arlene MayzelExecutive Director847-940-7575, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us this Friday evening for a very special Mizmor L'Shabbat. We are honoring our accompanist, Jerry Butera, who is retiring after over 25 years of service to BJBE. We will also be celebrating the aufruf of our Choir Director Shawna Kaplan and Ira Rosen, installing our new Senior Youth Group board and providing a special blessing for our Class of 2013 high school graduates. This will be a wonderful evening of beautiful and uplifting music, prayer and celebration within the BJBE community.
Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 12
4th Annual Men's Club Golf Outing, June 28
Please see below for details on these and other important BJBE events.
Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Adam Marcus and Kayla Willens at the morning service and the B'not Mitzvah of Riley Hodges and Lily West at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Adam, Kayla, Riley, Lily and their families.
Best of luck to our congregants traveling to Oklahoma City this weekend to help in the recovery effort and build community with the local Reform congregation. We are so proud of you and wish you a safe and meaningful trip.
Last call to find your missing jackets, umbrellas & shoes.....please check the Lost & Found in the office.
June 7-9 - Trip to Oklahoma City to help in the relief efforts in Moore, OK and create community with members of Temple B'nai Israel, the local Reform congregation.Organizing meeting tonight.
Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 12. Materials arriving by mail this week!Please see below for details on these and other important BJBE events.
Jackets, umbrellas, shoes.....please check the Lost & Found in the office.
Saturday, May 25 - 9:30 AM Special Service with Nava Tehila at Am Yisrael; please note that we will not hold Kol Shabbat or Torah study at BJBESunday, May 26 - ARZA Bike the Drive; Project NourishMonday, May 27 - Legal Holiday: Office Closed
Our annual mission to New Orleans takes place this Memorial Day weekend. The NOLA team collected an impressive amount of donated goods to help the underserved, many still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, including 56 boxes of clothes, 95 boxes of toys/games and 32 bicycles. We congratulate the group and wish them a safe and meaningful experience.
Primrose Valley Farm is BJBE's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) partner. Sign up for 1 of 4 certified organic CSA produce box sizes.
Visit the Judaica Gift Shop for the latest OSRUI camp gear.
Please see below for details on these and other great BJBE events.
Learning the Symbols of our Sanctuary, video
"During this time in our lives we have the capacity to help others, and it is a joy to be able to do that through the Sustaining Gifts Program. And we know that if our circumstances would change there would be others to step in and do the same for us." Janis