January 26, 2017   28 Tevet 5777
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
DINNER AND CELEBRATION  HONORING  DR. MITCH PARKER.  
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SHABBAT 
SHALOM!  
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Shevat
THERE IS SHUTTLE PARKING THIS SHABBAT  FROM PRINCE OF PEACE
Friday, January 27th
6 p.m., Chapel
Saturday, January 28th
9 a.m., Sanctuary
Rabbi Mitch Parker will officiate at Shabbat morning services.
Mazel Tov to Benjamin Mitchell Schmeltz and his family on the occasion of his bar mitzvah.  Benji is the son of Ilana Glazier and Lowell Schmeltz, and brother of Ryan and Kobi.  He is the grandson of Paula and Lou Glazier and Sheila and Ralph Schmeltz.
10 a.m. Youth Room is open and staffed.  
11 a.m. Teen Room, lower level, is open and staffed.
Kiddish Lunch is sponsored by: Paula and Lou Glazier and Sheila and Ralph Schmeltz in honor of their grandson, Benji Schmeltz.

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.

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
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
Taste a Treasure! Short Stories of S. Y. Agnon
Tuesday evenings at 7:30p.m. February 7, 14, 21, 28, led by Rabbi Berger
Thirty years ago, Shmuel Yosef Agnon was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature; he was the first (and so far the only) Israeli to win. His writing is lonely and spiritual, and sometimes Kafka-esque, and contains many rich allusions to Biblical and Rabbinic literature that are fun to uncover. We will read and discuss a few of his short stories, starting with Agadat Hasofer, "The Tale of the Scribe." All stories may be read in English.  This exciting and informative class will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Berger.   RSVP to Mitch, mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org.  There is no charge to attend.

LIMITED SPACE STILL AVAILABLE:
JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR OF SOUTHERN UNITED STATES MAY 14-19.  
Please contact Mitch as soon as possible if you wish to participate: mitch@bnaiisraelwb.org.  Click here to view itinerary.

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

Mazel Tov 
Happy Birthday!
Birthday Cake
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
29 Becky Bernard,  David Chudnow 
31 Robin Pappas 
 2 Hanna Berlin
 4 Murray Baruch
 9 Alan Agauas
12 Constance Victor
14 Jeffrey Eisman,  Rebecca Tron
16 Benjamin Eisman,  Brian Newhouse,  Miriam Saperstein
17 Michael Golob,  Leia Serlin
19 Nancy Silverman
20 Colton Graub,  Jack Lawson
21 Inez Stevenson
22 Seymour Manello
25 Sheila Kurland,  Sharon Rosen
26 Aaron Orel 

Jewish Wedding

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES
2 Jerry & Gail Beale
9 Steven & Marlene Myers 

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
1/27/2017 (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
FEBRUARY YAHRTZEITS
2/2/2017 (6 Shevat) Walter M. Stark
2/3/2017 (7 Shevat) Rachel Orzach
2/5/2017 (9 Shevat) Lois Shirley Pappas
2/10/2017 (14 Shevat) David Agauas, Mel Rogoff
2/11/2017 (15 Shevat) Sylvia Berkowitz, Ted Berman, Dr. David Eisman
2/12/2017 (16 Shevat) Sheila Cohen, Harry Doneson
2/13/2017 (17 Shevat) Alvin Nusbaum
2/14/2017 (18 Shevat) Richard Reinherz
2/20/2017 (24 Shevat) Betty Crone
2/21/2017 (25 Shevat) Betty Ginsburg
2/22/2017 (26 Shevat) Joseph Langnas
2/27/2017 (1 Adar)  Oscar Kuhn, Arnold Lada
2/28/2017 (2 Adar) Rabbi Julius Shuback

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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