The dedication of our Sanctuary is here! Please join us for this sacred and special moment in the life of Congregation BJBE this Friday - Sunday. We begin the weekend Friday by offering two times to participate in the Dedication Shabbat Service, 6:00 & 8:00pm. A beautiful and tasty oneg follows each service. Experience the Sanctuary in a new and deeper way by joining Rabbi Kedar Saturday morning at 9:30am for Learning the Symbols of our Sanctuary, followed by Kol Shabbat and a luncheon. School families are invited to participate Sunday morning at 9:30am in Discovering the Beauty of our Sanctuary. It's not too late to register for Sunday evening's culminating Gala celebration starting at 5:30pm. This momentous event will be celebrated in true BJBE style, with dinner, cocktails, dancing and a special surprise auction item. Whether you are a BJBE "lifer" or a brand new member, this weekend is a unique opportunity to share in a historic moment in BJBE's life. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Many of BJBE's recurring programs are returning this week - Symposium, Lunch & Learn, clergy-led Torah Study and Sunday Adult Learning.
See sections below for information on these and other upcoming events.
BJBE looks forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Rachel Gass and Brandon Frank at the morning service and the B'not Mitzvah of Rachel Grabow and Abigail Tzinberg at the afternoon service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Rachel, Brandon, Rachel, Abigail and their families!
If you know of people looking for a place to worship for the High Holy Days, please let them know that BJBE welcomes them and has space available at many of our services.
Arlene MayzelExecutive Director847-940-7575, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Friday Shabbat services have been remarkable examples of our community's strength and resilience. Many join to express their love for Israel and profound support for their Rabbi. For those unable to attend, click the links below.
Rabbi Karyn Kedar - Sermon on Israel - July 18, 2014
Rabbi Karyn Kedar - Sermon on Israel - July 25, 2014
Guest speaker Jay Tcath, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs for the JUF of Metropolitan Chicago - Situation in Israel - August 1, 2014
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Sanctuary update and a visit from our architect... What you can't see is the music! When I walked in the Sanctuary, a song was playing, from everywhere, all at once.
BJBE records many services. View a live stream when available at www.bjbe.org/video.
Previous services are in our video library.
BJBE event photos share exciting events and programs. Email Gayle Jan to add photos.
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2014 High Holiday Schedule
September 5-7, Dedication Weekend
September 7, Sanctuary Gala Registration
2014 High Holy Day Flyers