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This week at BJBE - October 6

Dear Friends,

ON THE CALENDAR THIS WEEK

  • Monday at 7:00pm, North Shore Jewish Community Candidate Forum
  • Tuesday at 10:00am, Symposium: The Book of Ecclesiastes
  • Wednesday at 6:45pm, Erev Sukkot Minyan, light supper and sukkah visit
  • Thursday at 9:30am, Sukkot service
  • Friday at 7:30pm, Shabbat service
  • Saturday at 9:30am, Kol Shabbat and Tot Shabbat
  • Sunday at 9:45am, Adult Ed - The History & Culture of Sephardic Jewry

Please see sections below for detailed information on these and other programs

It's time to choose Tzedakah recipients! Each year we select one agency per month to be the recipient of our Tzedakah. Click here to cast your ballot by October 24.

Bring the whole family to rejoice in the Torah at our evening Simchat Torah and Consecration service Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm.

We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jarett Fersten at the morning service and the Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Radis at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Jarett, Rebecca and their families.

In observance of Sukkot, the temple office will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday and will reopen Friday morning. In observance of the national holiday, the building will be closed Monday, October 13.

Chag Sameach,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - September 29

Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Rosh Hashanah services. Thanks for working so well with the ushers and traffic security to make services an enjoyable experience at BJBE. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday night for Kol Nidre and Saturday for Yom Kippur services. Here are some tips for this weekend:

  • Only attend the service(s) for which you have tickets. If you need to change your services, please contact the office as soon as possible and we will exchange your tickets.
  • Wear your badge holder with ticket to Yom Kippur services.
  • Recycle your badge holder in a labeled bin when leaving your last service.
  • Remote parking will be available in the same lots as on Rosh Hashanah. Updated parking information is listed below. Please read carefully.
  • Children's programming is available for the early Erev service and during the L'Dor Vador and Traditional services for children between the ages of 24 months and third grade. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
  • For those of you who will be spending the day at BJBE on Yom Kippur and are unable to fast, the Sisterhood office will once again be available.
  • The prayer book, Gates of Repentance, will be used for the evening and Traditional services. Copies are available for purchase in the office. A limited number of large print books are available for check-out. Assistive listening devices are also available for check out.
  • L'Dor Vador books will be handed out prior to the service. Be sure to return the books at the end of the service.
  • Reserved seating (2 seats) can be arranged for individuals with special needs. Please contact the office to make arrangements if you have not already done so.
  • Pods will be in the BJBE parking lot to receive your generous donations of food and other needed goods for The Ark. There will be volunteers to transfer your donations to the pods. Please drop off your bags and then proceed to park.

Tuesday and Thursday Hebrew School begins this week. The BJBE office will close at noon on Friday.

Wishing you an easy fast. G'mar Hatimah Tovah.

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - September 22

Dear Friends,

La Shanah Tovah

We look forward to greeting you at Rosh Hashanah services this week. A few quick tips to help your experience be a good one.....

  • Have your tickets with you. These are badge inserts for adults and labels for children. Children have received a label for each service they plan on attending.
  • When you arrive at your first service you will be given a badge holder. Please display your ticket in the badge holder at each service that you attend. Recycle your badge holder in a labeled bin when leaving your last service.
  • Only attend the service(s) for which you have tickets. If you need to change your services, please contact the office as soon as possible and we will exchange your tickets.
  • Parking information is listed below. Please read carefully.
  • Children's programming is available for the early Erev service and during the L'Dor Vador and Traditional services for children between the ages of 24 months and third grade. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
  • The prayer book, Gates of Repentance, will be used for the evening and Traditional services. Copies are available for purchase in the office. A limited number of large print books are available for check-out. Assistive listening devices are also available for check out.
  • L'Dor Vador books will be handed out prior to the service. Be sure to return the books at the end of the service.
  • Reserved seating (2 seats) can be arranged for individuals with special needs. Please contact the office to make arrangements if you have not already done so.
  • Bags from the Ark will be distributed on Rosh Hashanah at the end of the L'Dor Vador and Traditional services. Please return the filled bags to the pods in our parking lot on Yom Kippur.
  • Portals 2014/15 will be available for pick up after the L'Dor Vador and Traditional services.

The BJBE office will close at noon this Wednesday and will be closed Thursday.

Wishing you and your families a healthy and sweet New Year. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - September 15

Dear Friends,

We enter into the High Holidays with a special S'lichot program this Saturday evening, featuring moving stories on How God Was in this Place: Personal Life-Saving Journeys followed by a S'lichot service.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tonight, Monday, September 15, AIPAC event featuring Avi Issacharoff
  • Friday, Matzah Ball Shabbat, 5:15pm for matzah ball soup & challah; 6:00pm service
  • Saturday evening, S'lichot reception, study session & service

See sections below for information on these and other upcoming events.

We are processing our High Holy Day tickets in batches this year. The first group was mailed last week, with another going out this week. Adults receive a ticket insert that will be placed in a badge holder that you can pick up when you attend your first service. Children's tickets are labels designed for one-time use, so there is a label for every service that your children will attend.

BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Jorrin Andre and Joshua Levin at the morning service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Jorrin, Joshua and their families!

Make certain to stop in your Judaica Shop to see the new honey dishes and shofars in time for Rosh Hashanah.


L'shanah tovah,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

This week at BJBE - September 8

Dear Friends,

What an amazing Sanctuary dedication weekend BJBE had! It was wonderful to see so many of you at the various events and the tremendous support for our congregation. We look forward to the many opportunities to share worship and celebrate simchas together in the new Sanctuary.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday evening minyan featuring Joshua Ostach and Samuel Perlman performing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah
  • Saturday morning, Tot Shabbat
  • Sunday's Religious School - first day at Caruso Middle School; first day of Chai School
  • Sunday morning Adult Learning, May You Be Inscribed: Preparing for the HIgh Holy Days
  • Monday evening, September 15, AIPAC event featuring Avi Issacharoff; RSVPs required

See sections below for information on these and other upcoming events.


BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of David Brostoff and Alex Peck at the morning service, the B'nai Mitzvah of Roya Lippe and Nathaniel Lippe at the afternoon service, and the B'nai Mitzvah of Emma Pelz and Ben Pelz at Kol Shabbat this Saturday. Mazel tov to David, Alex, Roya, Nathaniel, Emma, Ben and their families!

L'shalom,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org

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