January 12, 2017   14 Tevet 5777
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
DINNER AND CELEBRATION  HONORING  DR. MITCH PARKER.  
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SHABBAT 
SHALOM!  
SHABBAT Vayechi
Friday, January 13th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, January 14th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Fred Shuback will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
10 a.m. Youth Room is open and staffed.  
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by: Libby and Andy Beider, Cheryl and Arnold Berlin, Robyn and Robert Canvasser, Tammy and Steve Dines, Lisa and Frank Ellias, Geri Feigelson, Vicki Freedman and John Marcotte, Marcia and Chuck Seigerman.

To help support Kiddush Lunch, please consider becoming part of a Kiddush Lunch Bunch Group or making a one-time donation to the Kiddush Lunch Fund.  Please contact the synagogue office for details.

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CONDOLENCES
B'nai Israel offers its condolences to Jerry and Sharon Knoppow, Susan Knoppow and David Saperstein and their families on the passing of their cousin, Minda Tilchin.  


BI COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Got talent SAVE THE DATE:  BI TALENT SHOW JANUARY 21st.
Acts of all ages will be on stage to entertain us all!  Please contact Frank Ellias if you have talent you wish to share:  fraell@aol.com


softball BI Softball Team Members wanted!  Training will begin soon to improve and  enhance our skills for the coming season.  Please contact Joe Bernstein   jmbernstein@yahoo.com
if you wish to join the team!  NO Experience necessary, just join in the fun!    Must be 18 years or older to participate. 
bbq Perhaps you haven't heard, but BI placed 3rd in last year's Kosher Rib-Off during the Hillel Day School Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration.  We are looking for team members interested in working together to hone our skills to once again take to the grills . . . Please contact Joe Bernstein to join the team!   jmbernstein@yahoo.com

Sunday January 15th, as part of Martin Luther King Weekend:
Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Martin Luther King with Professor Howard Lupovitch
10 a.m. TKA/BI Social Hall sponsored by TKA Social Action Committee

Saturday Night Unplugged
January 14th 7pm.-9:30 p.m., TKA/BI Social Hall
A night of family fun without electronics!  Havdalah, Board and Group Games, Edible Crafts and More.  No charge to attend.  Please bring a dessert or snack to share.  E-mail Cheryl Spektor: cspektor@tkolami.org if you plan to attend.


To join the B'nai Israel Synagogue Family Facebook Group, contact  Ilana Glazier
YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Shabbat Kulanu-Shabbat together for all!
shabbat whimsy
Shabbat Morning Tot Shabbat and Youth Activities, 
Shabbat Morning Teen Scene Dates for 2016-2017
1/21/17, 2/11/17, 3/18/17, 4/8/17, 4/18/17, 5/20/17
These dates are for both Tot Shabbat (Ages 2-5) and Youth Ages 10-17.
All activities are in the lower level on Shabbat Morning beginning at 10:45 a.m.

GET READY FOR FAMILY CAMP 2017: MARCH 24-26, 2017
Application deadline is February 17.  Click here for application.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
ADULT EDUCATION
INTRODUCING . . . DATE NIGHT for parents of School-Age Children
date night
Saturday Evenings, 8 p.m. jerusalem
February 4      March 18           
April 29          May 20
Mitch Parker will be leading learning sessions devoted to the History of Jerusalem.  The last session will take place on the weekend before Yom Yerushalayim which this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.   Sessions will be hosted in member homes.  Saturday February 4th session will be hosted by  Leah and Joe Bernstein.   RSVP directly to   lsbhome1@yahoo.com  if you plan to attend.   Host homes are still needed for March, April and May. Please e-mail David Saperstein  if you are interesting in hosting.

Talmud class with Mitch Parker
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at the synagogue
We are currently studying Brachot, the first section of the Talmud.  Interested?  Contact Mitch:  mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org

"You too can give a D'var Torah"  
Between October 29th and January 14 we will read the book of Braishit. This first book of Torah scroll the Torah is full of stories of love, conflict and intrigue as families try to grapple with both the mundane and the extraordinary.  Here is your chance to prepare a dvar Torah on the lives of our earliest ancestors and their families.  If you are interested, please let Mitch know.  A little secret: the preparation is often the best part of the process.

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
12 Joanna Abramson,  Joan Freedman 
13 Joseph Eisman,  Kobi Schmeltz 
18 Ehud Kapen,  Benjamin Schmeltz 
21 Gail Beale,  Susan Feber 
23 David Hundiak 
25 Itzhak Elrom 
29 Becky Bernard,  David Chudnow 
31 Robin Pappas 
Jewish Wedding

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES
15 Marvin and Edith Kozlowski
23  Elaine and Mark Segal

If your birthday or anniversary information is not listed, please  email the synagogue  so we can update our records.
May Their Memories Be For a Blessing 
JANUARY YAHRTZEITS
1/12/2017 (14 Tevet)  Benjamin Williams, Elenore Winkelman
1/13/2017 (15 Tevet)  Donald Irwin Kapetansky, Gertrude Lind, Bernard Tucker
1/19/2017 (21 Tevet)  Morris Band, Marvin Finkelstein, Hyman Ribiat Robert, Rose Silverman
1/20/2017 (22 Tevet)  Fay Janet Gollob,  Doris Lada  Jacob Wapner
1/21/2017 (23 Tevet)  Edsel Kershenbaum, Donna Sklar  Muriel Trager
1/23/2017 (25 Tevet)  Mildred Robinson  Lillian Saulson
1/24/2017 (26 Tevet)  David Jacknow, Louis Weiss
1/25/2017 (27 Tevet)  Harriett J. Beale
1/27/2017 (29 Tevet)  Sophie Silverstein
1/28/2017 (1 Shevat)  Joseph Grossman
1/29/2017 (2 Shevat)  Tillie Lantor, Edith Tucker
1/30/2017 (3 Shevat)  Marian Knoppow ,Samuel Tron
1/31/2017 (4 Shevat)  Morris Fishman, Marie Garnick, Lisa Goldstone, Nancy Lynn Precour, Julius Wolfman

To make a donation to commemorate a yahrtzeit, please click here .  If you are a member of the synagogue and a yahrtzeit for your loved one is not on the list, please contact the synagogue office so we can update our records.   Please click here if you wish to permanently memorialize a loved one by purchasing a yahrtzeit plaque.  
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