High Holy Day season is upon us!   Click here for the Services Schedule.  Contact Paula Botkin regarding tickets, endowed seats and  parking passes including handicapped parking.
Shul News
September 7, 2017 16 Elul 5777
This week's parsha is Ki Tavo.
  Candle lighting:    7:29 pm
Friday Evening Service :     6:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service :    9:00 am
  Starbucks, Bread & Torah with with Jerry Isaak-Shapiro     9:00 am
  Shabbat ends:    8:27 pm

Family Shabbat
Saturday September 9 * 10:30 am
Join us for our exciting monthly Family Shabbat program for families with children under 2 years old. This month, we will be joined by Cory Sampliner , who will lead us in movement activities and fun games. Then, enjoy a Family Service with Rabbi Hal filled with songs, prayers and stories. Stay after to schmooze and enjoy a delicious kiddush lunch!
High Holy Days Learning
Monday, September 11 * 7 - 9 pm
Prepare for the hagim with these free study sessions on our mahzor and the
themes of teshuvah and renewal. RSVP to the synagogue office.

7:00 pm  Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, "New Year's Resolutions - A New Look at the Mahzor and Torah Readings of the New Year"  

7:45 pm  Rabbi Jonathan Berger, Associate Head of School for Judaic Studies and Programs,  Gross Schechter Day School,
"Do I have to say I'm sorry? Looking at Teshuvah as a commandment or an opportunity"

8:30 pm Rabbi Stephen Weiss, "
What's Love Got To Do With It? -- Channeling God's Light To rebuild Ourselves and Our World"

Chesed   @Federation Fall Cemetery Clean-up 
Sunday, September 10 * 9:30 - 11:30 am 

Bring your weed wackers, shovels, clippers, hedgers, gloves, wheelbarrows and other gardening tools. Together, we'll rake, prune and spruce up the cemetery grounds in time for the holidays.  Meet at Chesed Shel Emeth (Ridge Road #1), 3740 Ridge Road, Cleveland. 

RSVP by September 6 to the Cleveland Jewish Federation  or  216-593-2887 x572. This is a meaningful volunteering event for all ages.
Sundays with Sammy Spider
Sunday, September 10 * 9:30 am
Join Sammy Spider, of the favorite Jewish children's book series, as we enjoy a fun morning for little ones, ages 18 months to 4 years, with an adult. This month, Sammy will hop and spin with a visit from the Cartwheel Connection, with a movement and gymnastics class inside a real school bus! There will also be a Sammy story, craft and snack, as we get ready for Rosh Hashanah. Free for synagogue members; $5 per family for non-members. Register here or RSVP to Julie Sukert.
Future dates: October 15, November 12, December 10, January 14.

Celebrating the Publication of
Studies in Judaism and Jewish Education in Honor of
Dr. Lifsa B. Schachter
Thursday, September 14 * 4 pm
at Laura and Alvin Siegal CWRU Lifelong Learning Program*
Join us to celebrate the long-awaited publication of a volume of essays in honor of the life and 50-year commitment to Jewish education and scholarship of  Dr. Lifsa B. Schachter . Lifsa will be present at the celebration and will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase in both hard and soft cover. The book contains articles by her colleagues and students as well as Lifsa herself, Rabbi Stanley Schachter and their daughter, Amy Schachter Simon.
The book may be downloaded on Trafford.com. Free; space is limited. RSVP required to  216-368-2091 or here.
*Located at 25700 Science Park Dr, Suite 100, Beachwood.
Youth Groups
Cleveland USY Havdallah and Campfire
Saturday, September 9 * 8:15 - 10:30 pm
Free! Hosted by Park USY and held at the Galili house.  All 9-12th graders and their Jewish friends are welcome.
St. Herman's House of Hospitality
Sunday, September 10 * 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
All 6th - 12th graders will kick off the 2017 school year with a mitzvah! Meet at BJC and ride a bus together to St. Herman's to help out around the house and serve lunch. Dress for the weather.
Jr. Kadima Welcome Back Event
Sunday, September 17 * noon
All 4th - 5th graders and their Jewish friends are welcome to join us at Corner Alley Bowling and Mitchell's Ice Cream . The bus will leave BJC at noon and return at 2:45 pm. $10 for Jr. Kadima members; $20 for non-members.
RSVP here for these programs.


Saturday, September 16 * 8:30 pm

  8:30 pm  Havdallah
  8:45 pm  Screening of film On the Map
10:15 pm  Dessert Reception
10:45 pm  Selichot Service featuring Cantor Aaron Shifman 
                and the B'nai Jeshurun Choir


  Sunday, September 17 * 9:30 am
Help bag groceries for local Jewish  families in need. We need 8 - 10 volunteers over the age of 7 (with an adult). If you are interested in helping, contact Shani Kadis.
The Pantry is located at 2004 S. Green Rd. in South Euclid.
In This Issue
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In Omaha, Three Faiths Share One Big Idea
Mazal Tov to:

Nathan Claypool on celebrating becoming a Bar Mitzvah, and to his parents 
Rifka Claypool and Matthew Claypool, siblings Leila, Simon and Miriam Claypool, grandparents Carolann & Martin Cohen, Susan & David Claypool and Diana & Robin Williamson and great-grandfather Milton Cohen.

Suellen & Larry Kadis on the wedding of their daughter, Samantha, to Jake Szabo. 
Fran & Mark Doris on the wedding of their son, Andrew, to Samantha Friedman. 
Sophie & Gennadi Bykhovsky, Robyn & Ronald Ullman and Lillian Ullman on the wedding of their children and grandson, Rita Bykhovsky & Bobby Ullman. 
Lorna & Adam Siegal and Sandra Witt on the wedding of their daughter and granddaughter, Kimberly, to David Robison.

Norma Geller will receive the CJN Difference Makers Lifetime Achievement Award.  Difference Makers include our members, Ida & Irwin Haber, Michael Jacobson and Suellen Kadis.

Jill Miller Zimon was listed as one of the top 10 NEO Tech Evangelists in the Plain Dealer.
Condolences to:

Rabbi Michael (Michele) Ungar & family on the death of his father, Seymour Ungar.
Quick Links

Free Sukkah: Eight  7' steel poles that make a very sturdy square, with a heavy canvas covering in excellent condition, plus wood strips to go along the top.  The poles screw together with sturdy connectors and a simple Allen wrench (Hex Key).  An optional BJC donation is suggested in return.  Contact Dale Nash
(440-821-2405).  Delivery included!

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has access to a number of mobile security cameras that provide live stream live video feed to the Chagrin Valley Regional Dispatch Center for enhanced security. These cameras are available to synagogues during the upcoming High Holy Days, and one will be located at B'nai Jeshurun to monitor the driveways and parking lots. This will provide an added layer of security, in addition to the extensive security staff on site during the High Holy Days. Please note that the cameras are available to the Jewish Federation for security monitoring purposes, and are not located at any sites due to specific security threats. If you have any questions regarding this security issue please contact Executive Director Jay Ross.    

Sisterhood is selling Waterways Car Wash gift certificates.  They are $18 for a Full Service Car Wash or $16 off of a more expensive wash. C ertificates do not expire and make GREAT Hanukkah gifts!  Available through the Sisterhood Gift Shop or call Bonnie Huston (440-336-5289).  Half the cost of each certificate is tax deductible.

Lulav & Etrog Sets - 
Blessing the lulav and etrog is the Jewish way of thanking God for the blessings of the earth during Sukkot. To purchase your own lulav and etrog set, please contact Diane Shalom by Tuesday, September 12 . Late orders may not be able to be filled. Deluxe sets are $45 each and  student (smaller) sets are $40 each. Orders may be picked up in the synagogue office on Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3 between 9 am and 4 pm.

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