Our young families came together to learn about Tu B'Shevat, read stories, do crafts and sing songs at last week's Sundays with Sammy Spider.  Next scheduled program -  February 26 * 9:30 am.

Shul News
February 16, 2017 20 Shevat 5777
This week's parsha is Yitro.  There will be no religious school this weekend due to Presidents' Day.

  Candle lighting:    5:44 pm
Friday Evening Service; Anniversary Shabbat:    6:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service; Honoring Renee Greller Shabbat :    9:00 am
  Starbucks, Bread & Torah with Doron Kalir :     9:00 am
S habbat ends:    6:45 pm

Shabbat, Schmooze & Eat in Our Home
Saturday, February 18 following Kiddush
Join us for lunch at the home of Bonnie & Howard Potash following kiddush. All are welcome, but space is limited . RSVP to Shani Kadis; the address will be provided once you reserve your spot. 

This new program, created by our Membership Committee, will give everyone a chance to meet and enjoy Shabbat together; building a stronger connection in our B'nai Jeshurun family.

Thank You to Renee Greller
Please join us at the Shabbat morning service on February 18 to thank Renee for the fantastic job she did as our 150th Anniversary Coordinator. Renee's position ended December 31, but we are confident that we'll still see Renee and her beautiful family in shul often!
Sisterhood Middle Eastern 
Demo & Dining Experience
Sunday, February 26 * 5 pm
Enjoy a unique opportunity to watch Etti Berkman demonstrate Middle Eastern cooking techniques. This demonstration class, in our synagogue kitchen, will include a mouth-watering four-course meal as well as all
the delicious recipes. $18 per person; please make checks payable to BJC
Sisterhood and send to the synagogue office, attn. Carolyn Marcs. RSVP by February 20.
Saturday, February 25

For now, the circus has left town and so has our White Elephant Bingo. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to plan more social events in the future. We're trying to launch a new social group to engage more members of our congregation. We welcome any suggestions you might have in moving forward. Please contact Shani Kadis.

Pre-K - 2nd Grade

Join us as we end Shabbat together with Havdalah, and then explore the night sky 
with STARLAB, Lake Erie Nature Center's inflatable planetarium! 
Enjoy an ice cream sundae bar, a Havdalah craft and fun with friends.
Click here to register. Questions? Contact Rabbi Josh or Julie Sukert.

March 5th is a BIG Day at the Shul this Year! 

Men's Club Yom HaShoah Candle Packing
Drop-in between 9 -10 am 

We need your help to prepare the candles for distribution. It's not hard work and we would appreciate an hour of your time to make this program successful. Join us at 8:30 am for a continental breakfast (open to the congregation) before we pack. No RSVP needed! Just as importantly, please volunteer to help deliver the candles to some homes in your neighborhood. Contact Paul Wolf or 216-291-0796.
CPR Training Sponsored by Sisterhood 
10 am -2 pm 

Training provided by University Health Systems EMS.  Free!   Click here to reserve your spot today.

Mishloach Manot Deliveries 
10 am * Menorah Park 

All are welcome to help deliver... a great mitzvah opportunity for families. (Join us also on Wednesday, March 8 * 11:30 am - Montefiore). Contact Shani Kadis for more information.


Queen Esther's Candyland
2 pm * Ellie's Sweets & Chocolates 

Families with children ages 3-10 can make their own mishloach manot treats. $5 per box of chocolates. Space is limited for this popular program, advance registration required to Julie Sukert.

6 - 8 pm 

Join us as King Ahasuerus's Wise Men - John, Paul, George and Ringo - lead us through the "Story of Queen Esther" with re-written lyrics to The Beatles greatest hits. The Megillah comes alive like never before. Don't miss this Purimspiel! 

Dinner at 6 pm (No obligation to attend dinner.); Show at 7 pm - Free & Open to the Community. Pricing for the dinner: $15 adults; $10 age 12 and under; FREE age 4 and under; $48 Family of 4 or more. RSVP to the synagogue office.  

Youth Activities

6th - 12th Graders Volunteer with Carl Cook
9:30 am - 1 pm

Join us for a gemilut hasadim (act of loving kindness) learning and service morning with Carl Cook from St. Herman's and St. Malachi shelters. Students will help in many ways at St. Herman's House of Hospitality. If you would  like to donate to the shelter, please bring hats, gloves, socks, warmers of various sizes, lip balm, hand sanitizers and small tissue packets. For more information or to volunteer contact Barbara Rosenfeld.

Jewish Cleveland USY Social Action Lounge Night
Sunday, February 26 * 5 - 7 pm * Park East

Hosted by Park Synagogue, 9th - 12th grade USYers are invited to come and lounge, eat and do hands on social action activities. For more information contact BJC Youth Learning Center.  

Cleveland Israel Bonds and the State of Israel present
Unite with Israel
Monday, March 13 * 7 pm * BJC
Guest speaker: Ambassador Dani Dayan,
Consul General of Israel in New York

With musical inspiration by Artzenu Music

Ambassador Dani Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.

Couvert: $10 (waived with minimum $36 Israel bond  purchase; not tax deductible).Reservations required by March 6. To register click here or call Israel Bonds at 216-454-0180 . Dessert  reception to follow program.

B'nai Jeshurun Congregation is a sponsor of this event.

This is not an offering, which can be made only by prospectus. Read the
prospectus carefully before investing to fully evaluate the risks associated with
investing in Israel bonds. Development Corporation for Israel. Member FINRA.
L'dor V'dor Now Available to be Streamed

We are thrilled to announce that L'dor V'dor: The History of B'nai Jeshurun, our 150th anniversary documentary, is now available to be streamed in your home and around the world. The documentary film by Todd Kwait explores the history of our synagogue through historic recordings, photographs, interviews, and newly filmed footage. We are very proud of this film, and our rich history, and encourage you to share the link with others.  
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Mazal tov to:

Nelson Pole on the birth of  a granddaughter, Shterna Pole. Parents are Rabbi Yaakov (Jesse) and Rina Pole.

Hebrew Storytime @CCPL Beachwood Wednesday, February 22 at 4 pm with Zehava Galun.
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