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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


Shop with Scrip




 


















 
 
 
All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


Shop with Scrip




 


















 
 
 
All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


Shop with Scrip




 











Congregation Schomre Israel
SHABBAT Parshat Ekev 5777    
Week of  August 11, 2017     
 
 
    
   
כ' מנחם אב תשע"ז             
20 Av 5777
      שבת  פרשת  עקב       
     


                    From The Rabbi's Bookshelf

Why Civilisations Fail
What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In parshat Eikev, Moses springs his great surprise. Here are his words:
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God... Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery... You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."... If you ever forget the Lord your God... I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. (Deut. 8:11-19)

What Moses was saying to the new generation was this: You thought that the forty years of wandering in the wilderness were the real challenge, and that once you conquer and settle the land, your problems will be over. The truth is that it is then that the real challenge will begin. It will be precisely when all your physical needs are met - when you have land and sovereignty and rich harvests and safe homes - that your spiritual trial will commence. The rest of the story ou.org

Shabbat Shalom
Eliezer Langer

  



Sunday, September 3, 10:00am

     Come for a Sunday morning breakfast at Schomre Israel and be treated to a speaker described by Dr. Oz as "the greatest and certainly, the most entertaining, storyteller."  

     Hanoch Teller is a globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) renowned as the King of the Storytellers and will be speaking on "Heroic Children," his latest work.  

     The book which is being called the next Ann Frank, represents every stripe of a young Jewish victim, from every corner of Europe and from every religious, national and socioeconomic background.  What they all shared in common was an iron will to live - but not at all costs.  Their determination to hold onto their dignity and principles make these unforgettable stories a zenith of human achievement.  Heroic Children is a work of prodigious scholarship and spellbinding narrative.



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Schedule of Services 
 
 
Shabbat August 11-12, 2017
Friday Candles 7:42PM
 Mincha 7:00 PM
Shabbat Day Shacharit 9:00 AM
Shma before 9:31 AM 
Mincha after 1:36PM
 
Shabbat ends 8:41
 
Sunday Morning Service at 8:30 AM  

Monday and Thursday 7:00AM

Monday Evening 7:00 PM Board Meeting

Coming Friday -August 18 
   Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM  
 
                                   
Sisterhood Reminders:   We have begun working on the 5777/5778 Calendar. Please get ads and/or send in your Calendar information.
 
 
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Social Action Committee

Exciting Expansion of Morse Sc modern_library.jpg hool Project-Library Initiative

Elementary schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District have had no librarians for the past three years.  Therefore, the children have no regular exposure to a library, can not borrow library books and do not learn library skills in a library setting.  The teachers do not have support in gathering library books for their classrooms.  Our Social Action Coalition plans to expand its work this coming year by advocating for the reinstitution of library services to all Poughkeepsie school students.
 
 
Along with advocating, we wish to continue to make concrete contributions to the students at Morse Elementary School.  We are excited to collaborate with several Morse teachers and the Morse School administration to provide some limited library support.  We plan to organize and improve the existing library offerings, allow students to sign out books on a rotating basis, and offer some read alouds, storytelling and other literacy connections.  This is where we need volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers with a desire to help rebuild a library program as part of the literacy program at Morse.  If you have a day, or an hour a week, or occasional time to volunteer, please let us know.  Please contact Muriel at socialaction@tbeny.org.
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We are still providing pantry foods for the school.  We also can use contributions of school supplies. 

Thank you for your support.
 
 
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Chair Yoga - Mondays 11:30 AM

   taught by Toni Farkas

Monday 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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AUGUST  BIRTHDAYS

6  Shari Baum Bursztyn
9  Arline Bernstein
10 Ethan Geoffrey Grosman
12 Ari Miguel Lapidus
15 Stacey Bryn Rothbard
17  Rivka Lipman
20 Asher Winter
20 Sharon Warren
22 Rachel Calli
23 Caroline Beatrice Kaplan
25 Eliana Sarah Ritz
26 Gary Wexler
27 Eli Chaim Bursztyn
28 Nina Bramson
29 Laila Sophia Ritz
31 Sarah Morf
           
  We wish much happiness and good health on this special day. עד מאה ועשרים שנה - Biz 120!!
 
This information comes from our Shul calendar. If you would like to be listed please contact us. 
 
   
 

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Yahrtzeit

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We commemorate the yahrtzeit of:

Burton Rothbarb  16 Av
Helen Rachel Goldman  17 Av
David Geller  17 Av
Jack Zelig Goldman  19 Av
 Naomi S. Koffman  21 Av
Yosef Zev Langenthal  24 Av
Benjamin Levine   25 Av
 Frances Spira   28 Av
Doris Ruben   5 Elul

תהה נשמתם צרורות בצרור בהחיים
May their souls be bound in the bond of eternal life.

This information comes from our Shul calendar. If you wish to add a name to this list please  contact us.

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Kashrus Kurrents


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