Shul News
April 6, 2017 10 Nisan 5777
This week's parsha is Tzav. It is also Shabbat HaGadol.
Due to Pesach, there will be no Shul News next week.  
The office will close at noon on Monday, April 10 and will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, April 13.  We will also be closed Monday and Tuesday, April 17 & 18.  
There is no school April 10-18 inclusive.
  Candle lighting:    7:40 pm
Friday Evening Service; Birthday Shabbat; Zamir Choir:    7:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service :    9:00 am
  Starbucks, Bread & Torah with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria:      9:00 am
S habbat ends:    8:42 pm

Pesach 5777
Erev Pesach/1st Seder is Monday, April 10

Click here to view the service schedule.
Hametz Transfer of Ownership forms may be found in April  Tidings or online.
The 5777 Rabbinical Assembly Pesach Guide may be found here . Hard copies are available on the information table in Gross Atrium , or you may contact the synagogue office to have one mailed to you.

PreSchool - 2nd Grade Students & Families
Passover Extravaganza & Lunch
"Bring a Friend to Shul Day"
Saturday, April 8 * 10:30 am
We encourage you to invite a friend to join for learning and special activities and stations as we get ready for Passover. 

This program is in place of Family Shabbat this month. BHRS students will have regular classes at 9 am and will join in all the activities at 10:30 am.
Chesed is collecting Kosher for Passover food items to distribute to needy Jewish families. Please place your contributions in the bins in the Gross Atrium.

Get Rid of your Hametz & Help the Hungry! 

We are now collecting all non-perishable and non-expired food items that will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as part of Harvest for Hunger.  

Harvest for Hunger is one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation which provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in Northeast and North Central Ohio. Learn more about Harvest for Hunger:

Food can be dropped off in Gross Atrium through Friday, April 7. Please drop in the correct bin, we also have a bin for Kosher Passover food items that will go to the JFSA.
Please Join Us for an  Exclusive Webinar
A World Turned Upside Down:
A Conservative Jewish Response
with  Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen
Wednesday, April 26 * 7 - 8 pm * BJC*
We invite you to participate in this live, online educational presentation during which viewers are able to submit questions and comments to the Chancellor. The questions will be received at JTS and addressed as time allows.
For more information, please contact Dana Hartman, Director of Annual Giving (212-678-8866). This webinar is being offered exclusively to congregants whose synagogues support Friends of JTS at the Re'im and Yedidim levels ($5,000 and above).
*If you are unable to participate with us at the synagogue, you may also log-in from your home computer:; password is upsidedown.
The Crime of Complicity: 
The Bystander in the Holocaust
Amos N. Guiora
Thursday, April 27 * 7 pm * BJC
If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough? 

Amos N. Guiora addresses these profound questions and the bystander-victim  relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. He shares the experiences of his parents and grandparents during the Holocaust and examines sexual assault cases at Vanderbilt and Stanford and other crimes where bystanders chose not to intervene. Guiora recommends that we must make the obligation to intervene the law, and thus non-intervention a crime.

Free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, Facing History and Ourselves and AJC.

  Friday, April 21 * 7 pm
Bring your families to this wonderful evening, with a live band playing some of today's most upbeat Jewish music. You will find yourself tapping your toes, clapping your hands and dancing to these contemporary melodies. Multiple musical genres are woven through the service, highlighting text from each of the Psalms, which creates an energizing and engaging service. A special prayer book has been created to offer Hebrew, transliteration and English to make this service user friendly. Listen to and download tracks from our website. Services will be held in the Linden Family Courtyard, weather permitting. 

The April oneg is sponsored by Phyllis & Sidney Reisman. 
Future dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18.

Sisterhood goes to
Cleveland Playhouse Production of Freaky Friday
Sunday, May 7 * 2:30 pm
We are very excited to bring you the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to see Freaky  Friday in the Allen Theater at Playhouse Square. There are a limited number of discounted tickets available and the deadline to purchase tickets is  midnight  Sunday, April 16. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Cook & Serve Meals for the 
Transplant House of Cleveland
Thursday, April 20 * 5:30 pm
Chesed is excited to be starting a new partnership with the Transplant House of Cleveland, which provides temporary, affordable housing in a home-like environment for organ transplant patients and their families while they are visiting Cleveland for medical care. This mitzvah involves preparing a meal for ten people at YOUR home and bringing it to the Transplant House. We will connect with the residents as they enjoy a nice, family meal together. We plan to make this an ongoing Chesed project. Our next date is already scheduled for June 21. Contact Shani Kadis if you would like to help. Learn more about the Transplant House; they are located at 2007 E. 115th St., Cleveland.

Yom HaShoah
Stand Up, Speak Out: Stopping Hate Then and Now
Sunday April 23 * 2 pm * Fairmount Temple
The community is invited to take part in the candle procession which starts off the Yom HaShoah program. Torahs that were saved during the Holocaust will be used in the service. Teens are invited to attend a luncheon prior to the commemoration, where a presentation will be given by a Holocaust Survivor. Kosher dietary laws will be observed.
RSVP to Questions? Call 216-831-3754. This program is appropriate for children age 12 and older. Sponsored by Kol Israel Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Fairmount Temple is located at 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood.

Corner Alley Uptown @ University Circle
Thursday, April 27 * 7 pm
Join us for two hours of unlimited bowling, spend an evening with your Atid friends and make new ones, too! Register on our Atid Facebook Page or contact Shani Kadis.
Sisterhood Visit to the Cleveland History Center
Sunday, April 30 * 12 - 3 pm
The Western Reserve Historical Society was founded in 1867, making it the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio. Come learn about Cleveland's cultured past and join us for a trip to their Cleveland History  Center. See the new fashion exhibit showcasing Cleveland's fashionistas, and tour the Hay-McKinney mansion to see how Cleveland's millionaires lived in days gone by. Ride the 106-year old Euclid Beach Grand Carousel and more. Light refreshments will be provided.
$8 per person; please make checks payable to BJC Sisterhood attn. Carolyn Marcs. RSVP by Sunday, April 23. For carpooling information and any questions, contact Carolyn Marcs (440-725-5753).
In This Issue
Straight from our website

Mazal Tov to:

Erica & Adam Hirsh on the birth of a daughter, Lena Gabrielle Hirsh.  Grandparents are Marcy & Edward Rosenthal and great-grandparents are Rosalyn & Harry Abraham.

Benjamin Altose on his engagement to Stacy Humr.  Ben's parents are Connie & Murray Altose.

Jonah Ross is volunteer of the month at the Friendship Circle.  He is the son of Susan Warshay & Jay Ross.

Andrew Gilmore participated in the City Club of Cleveland High School Debate Championship.  He is the son of Marcie Gilmore and Robert Gilmore.  Watch the debate here.
Condolences to:

Paul (Sylvia) Morrison & family on the death of his brother, Lester Morrison.

Thank You to Sisterhood!
Sisterhood recently purchased two stoves for the meat kitchen. Through fundraising efforts, Sisterhood helps our synagogue, Israel and the Jewish community. Over the years, Sisterhood has invested in the building of new playgrounds, renovation of the bridal suite and bathrooms, pulpit for Linden Courtyard and other kitchen renovations. They further contribute to the synagogue's annual operating budget by reducing expenses associated with Religious School, youth support, library, mashgiach and various other kitchen requirements.  Sisterhood is dedicated to their mission in supporting Jewish life and the congregation.

We are always looking for new friendly faces to greet at services Friday evening and Shabbat morning. Please contact Amy Berman.
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