I hope you all had wonderful seders over the weekend and that you are enjoying Pesach! Our BJBE community seder on Saturday night was very well attended and so much fun! On behalf of our community, I'd like to say thank you to Erika West and her family for organizing the beautiful seder, and to Steve and Shana Geffen for providing the amazing food. The whole evening was incredible!
We will have our Yizkor (Memorial)/Seventh Day Pesach services on Friday morning, April 13, at 9:30 AM. This is a beautiful tradition and a very powerful way to remember your loved ones.
Services will be followed by a special Torah Study session at 11:00 AM led by Rabbi Kedar.
We will be commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at Friday night services this week, April 13, 7:30 PM.
Also, to all Hebrew school families, please note that there will be no Hebrew school on Tuesday April 10 or Thursday April 12.
Finally, please note that I will be composing this weekly email for the time being, so please send all email materials to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moadim L'simchah (May this time of Pesach be for happiness),
I know it's hard to believe, but Pesach is finally here! The first seder is this Friday evening, April 6. No one should be alone on the first night of Pesach, so if you are in need of a place to go for seder, please contact the temple office and we will help you find a family who will be delighted to host you.
Please note the following change in our service schedule for this weekend!:There will be no Friday night, April 6 Shabbat service so that you can prepare for your seder and arrive at your destination on time. If you would like to say Kaddish for your loved ones this week, please know that you will have the opportunity to do so at our Wednesday morning minyan on April 4, 6:45-7:15 AM, our Wednesday evening minyan on April 4, 6:45-7:15 PM, and our Pesach morning Kol Shabbat service on Saturday, April 7 at 9:30 AM.
Everyone is invited to attend our Congregational Seder on Saturday evening, April 7. There is still room, so please make your reservations by Wednesday, April 4 so we will know to expect you!
Finally, please note that I will be composing this weekly email while Arlene gets her feet firmly on BJBE soil, so please send all email materials to me at email@example.com.
BJBE is certified as a Safer Synagogue by Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education & Solutions (JCARES). Our leadership has been trained in understanding the impact of abuse across the lifespan and improving access to support for congregants experiencing abusive situations. For more information, please contact the clergy or the temple office at 847-940-7575.
Dear BJBE Members,
I hope you will allow me to be among the first to welcome Arlene Mayzel into our BJBE community. I have had the pleasure of spending considerable time with Arlene recently and am confident that she is going to be a fantastic addiditon to the BJBE staff. I know that I am leaving her in very good hands as you will all help guide her through her transition.
Purim is now passed so it's time to begin to look ahead to Passover. I'm sure anyone who's been in a grocery store lately is well aware that the night of the Seder is Friday, April 6. If you do not have a place to be that evening, please contact one of our clergy and they will be happy to find you a seat amongst our wonderful sacred community.
Everyone is invited to attend our Congregational Seder on Saturday evening, April 7. Reservations are due by the end of this week so please let us know so we can expect you!
Please note that Rabbi Stoller will be composing this weekly email while Arlene gets her feet firmly on BJBE soil. Please send all email materials to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, please know that I will always cherish my time here at BJBE and am grateful for the opportunities and the trust that you have all given me over the past 8 years. As I have said before, whle I am leaving the professional staff, I know that it impossible to leave this community. Our paths will continue to cross as we all continue to go from strength to strength.
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.
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