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Join Sandy Robbins in a show of BJBE solidarity with Congregation Etz Chaim in wake of the attack on their synagogue last week. The rally will take place this Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm at Etz Chaim 1710 S Highland Ave Lombard, Illinois 60148
See below, a note from Etz Chaim Senior Rabbi Steven Bob.
To help coordinate BJBE's presence, please let us know you are coming by emailing Sandy firstname.lastname@example.org
From Rabbi Bob:
Last week a man attacked our synagogue. He broke seven windows and wrote, “Death” and “Jews go to Hell” on our front door. The Lombard police arrested him in the midst of his attack. Our attacker did more than break windows; he shattered our sense of security. Once again we felt targeted for being Jews.
Many members of the larger community reached out to us immediately to express their support. We have been deeply moved by the outpouring of support from our neighbors, and from religious and civic leaders. Our friends from a broad range of religious and community organizations have asked, “What can we do to help?” Our friends and neighbors have suggested that we hold an event and create a fund.
We invite you to join us at Congregation Etz Chaim on Saturday November 8 at 7:30 PM to express the strength of our united community. We want to be able to say to each other and to everybody who can hear our voices and read our words, that while this attacker broke some windows he cannot break the bonds that connect our community.
Sunday November 9th marks the seventy-sixth anniversary of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass. That night in 1938 Nazis attacked Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues throughout Germany breaking windows, injuring and killing Jews. In 1938 the Jews of Germany stood alone. We know that America of 2014 is not Germany of 1938. We do not feel isolated or alone. Please let me know if you and members of your community can be with us on Saturday November 8th by calling us at 630-627-3912 or via email at SimchaBob@aol.com.
The Spring 2015 edition of the BJBE Stars for Business Member Directory is now available.
BJBE Stars is a group of synagogue members who come together to learn, to educate, and to share business knowledge. Each meeting features an engaging speaker on a different topic and an opportunity to create new business and employment opportunities.
The group meets once a quarter on the 2nd Monday evening of the month.
We welcome corporate professionals, business owners, recent college graduates, in-transition individuals, startups, and retirees. Come and check it out!
(watch this space for more info soon)
Here are some flyers from past meetings, to give you an idea of our previous topics:
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