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This Week at BJBE

October 16, 2017

Dear Friends, 

Matzah Ball Shabbat returns on October 20. Our new Director of Education, Missy Bell, will be installed during the multi-generational service featuring our junior choir.
 
BJBE is proud to sponsor The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, Sunday, October 29, 3:30pm at the ArcLight Theatre in The Glen.  
 
Get your holiday shopping list ready. Sisterhood's Holiday Boutique is Sunday, November 19.  
      Please see sections below for information on these and other programs      
   
We look forward to celebrating the B'nai Mitzvah of Chelsea Martin and Max Hyman at the morning service and the B'not Mitzvah of Abby Slovin and Sara Ellis at the Havdalah service this Saturday. Mazel tov to them and their families.
 
L'shalom,
Arlene  

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
 
 
Upcoming Programs  
Sisterhood Membership Dinner, Tonight, Monday, October 16, 6:00pm, featuring Maggie Anton, author of Rashi's Daughter and her newest book, 50 Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What; free for Sisterhood members. Contact   Carol Berger or by phone at 847.205.9793

Tuesday Symposium: History of the Jewish People, 10:00-11:30am. The story of the Jewish people, our story, tells the story of the world. By studying the major memories, moments and movements of the Jewish people we can come to know ourselves and envision our future. We will experience the incredible Hall of History in our Jewish Learning Center - 200 feet of murals displaying hundreds of archival, museum quality photos, maps and documents.
October 17 -  Kings & Prophets, Instructor: Rabbi Simcha Bob, Congregation Etz Chaim
October 24 - First Temple, Instructor: Rabbi Ally Tick Brill
October 31- Destruction through Return, Instructor: Rabbi Ally Tick Brill  
 
Come sample a variety of fall brews, Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm, in BJBE's Village Center. It's that time of year again...time to taste some beers, $7.00 per person, RSVP to Andrew Bloom at abloom@wundernet.com or 847.712.0593

Family Shabbat and Installation of Missy Bell, Friday, October 20. We look forward to seeing you at this special Matzah Ball Shabbat as we celebrate the installation of our new Director of Education. The festivities start at 5:15pm with delicious matzah ball soup and challah, service at 6:00pm featuring our Kol Simchah Junior Choir, followed by a celebratory oneg.  Click here for more information.
 
Sunday Morning Adult Learning: Teaching Our Kids to Deal with Difference, October 22, 9:45-11:00am, facilitated by Susie Wexler, MSW, Director of the Early Childhood Program at the Chava Center. How can we talk to our kids about everything happening in the world today? In an increasingly polarized world, we will learn how we can help our children learn to disagree without being disagreeable. We will also consider strategies for talking to young people about the challenges facing our nation and our world. This session will be of particular interest to our JLC families.
 
Join BJBE for Family Nights at Max & Benny's, back room, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, feel free to bring a friend for crafts, games, and $5 kids meals. Wednesday, October 25, Thursday, November 16, Monday, January 22, and more to come. Bring this flier with you and Max & Benny's will donate 15% back to BJBE's Early Childhood Program at the Chava Center. Questions, contact Anne Robbin or Susie Wexler.
 
Sunday, October 29, Health Fair, 9:00am- 12:30pm and Blood Drive, 8:00am-12:30pm. Flu shots (bring your insurance card) plus diabetes, bone density, and blood pressure screenings, balance assessments, information on nutrition & weight loss, foot, eye health and lots more.  Brought to you by BJBE's Caring Community and Social Action Network.
Click here to make an appointment to donate blood.  
 
Sunday, October 29, 3:30pm, BJBE hosts The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. The filmmaker, Yonatan Nir, will present a pre-screening introduction and post-screening Q & A. The Arclight Theatre in The Glen. Click here to purchase tickets or at the box office.  
 
College Boxes deadline is November 1. Sisterhood would like to send your college student holiday cards and packages during Chanukah and Purim 2017-2018. Please send us your child's college address (including the college name) and if they will be there through the month of March. There is no fee for your child(ren), but for $18 we can also send to grandkids/nieces/nephews/etc. Please email info to Shelley Wax
or Cheryl Kahn. If paying by check, make payable to BJBE Sisterhood and send to the temple office, Attn: College Boxes.    
 
Rabbi Fenster's Installation Weekend. Join us to celebrate a sacred and joyous moment in the life of Congregation BJBE.
Friday, November 3, 7:30pm, Mizmor L'Shabbat
Rabbi Billy Dreskin will install Rabbi Jason Fenster at this uplifting service featuring our tefilah band and Cantor Ellen Dreskin, followed by a celebratory oneg.    
Saturday, November 4, Kol Shabbat service at 9:00am, Torah study led by Rabbi Fenster and Rabbi Dreskin at 11:00am, followed by a Rabbi's Table luncheon. Please RSVP to Leslie Block or by  phone at 847.940.7575 if you'll be attending the luncheon.   
 
StandWithUs 6th Annual Campus Champions Gala, Sunday, November 5, 5:00pm at BJBE. Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and currently president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Honorees: Dr. Sheri Ross and Charles Glick, devoted Pro-Israel advocates.  Entertainment : Live, interactive art creation by Artists 4 Israel. Emcee and Comedian: Elon Gold, one of the top comedians in the country.  Special Guests: StandWithUs Emerson Fellows and High School Interns, the champions of Israel on campus. Click here for online reservations.
 
Sisterhood "Holiday Boutique," November 19, 9am - 3pm, One stop shopping, something for everyone, have lunch and much more, save the date. More highlights to follow in the coming week. Are you a vendor that might be interested? email Sherri Wolff.
 
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Shabbat Torah Study: Numbers, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Talmud Study,
Wednesdays, 7:45-9:00am (10/18 led by Rabbi Kedar)

  For more information about the Center for Adult Learning,contact
Andrew Abrams

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YOUTH PROGRAMS    
 
JYG & SYG Six Flags Great America Trip, Sunday, October 22, 2:00- 7:00pm, any 6th - 12th grader. Please RSVP ASAP to reserve your tickets to Eddie Simon or 847.987.6819   
 
Wednesday, October 25, 7:00pm, Informational meeting on the RAC (Religious Action Center) L'Taken Conference in Washington D.C. January 26-29, 2018. This opportunity if limited to 10 BJBE teens. Our young adults will have the opportunity to impact our political process as they share their views on social justice topics with decision makers on Capitol Hill. Click here for more information. The cost of the trip is approximately $800, which includes airfare, lodging and most meals; limited scholarships available.Please RSVP to Leslie Block. 

You can always get information and talk with your Youth Group friends on their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BJBESYG/ . 
 
All events take place at BJBE unless otherwise stated.  For questions or information about youth programs, please contact Cantor Rayna Green
 
SERVICES  
Matzah Ball Shabbat & Installation of Missy Bell, Friday, October 20,
starting with matzah ball soup at 5:15pm, followed by a multi-generational service at 6:00pm featuring Kol Simchah, our junior choir.
   
Shabbat mornings feature our  Kol Shabbat Service at 9:30am  followed by  Torah Study at 11:00am.   
      
Wednesday Morning Minyan :   Begin your day in a beautiful and powerful way by attending our Wednesday morning Minyan from 6:45am to 7:30am. Each week we pray in the intimate space of the Chapel with a supportive, welcoming group. Experience a prayer service grounded in communal song, thought-provoking liturgy, and deep silence, followed by camaraderie over bagels and coffee. Morning Minyan participants have commented that this worship has connected to their lives in many unexpected and transformative ways. For more information, contact 
Rabbi Fenster. The weekday prayer melodies are available here, although all are welcome to attend regardless of musical or prayerbook knowledge. 
   
Services in both the Sacred Hall and Sanctuary are streamed.. To view our live or recorded streams, please click here. You may have to watch an initial commercial before the stream begins, but this is a free and open program accessible to anyone. To access: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bjbelive.

Questions? Click here to contact Arlene Mayzel.
DAYTIME AT BJBE  
Monday Canasta/Mahjong: The Sisterhood will host Canasta and Mahjong games weekly at 1:00pm. All are welcome to join in the fun. To participate, RSVP to Sharon Krivitzky and let her know which game you will be playing and if you can bring supplies. 

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ednesday Morning Minyan:   Our weekday morning Minyan meets from 
6:45-7:30amin the Chapel followed by Talmud Study led by Rabbi Kedar. For more information   , contact Rabbi Fenster. The weekday prayer melodies are available here.  
SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK  
Project Nourish, Sunday, October 22 at 9:00am in the kitchen. Please join our friendly group of volunteers as we make sandwiches and assemble lunches for needy people in the city and Lake County. For more information, contact Merrilee Waldron.  
 
In addition to our usual collections of toiletries, hearing aids, glasses, printer cartridges, and batteries, we will be collecting Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (only that brand), squeezable apple sauce (like GoGo Squeeze, but any brand is okay), and new kids' hats and gloves. These much-needed items will be donated to Families Helping Families of Chicagoland, and will be distributed to kids in our community - the Highland Park School District, in particular.  There are students who come to school hungry, for whom a cereal bar and applesauce may be their only breakfast or after-school snack. We are NOT collecting used clothing at this time.   Thank you for your generous donations. 
 
Looking for a group to volunteer at the Inspiration Cafe November 18 and December 16.  Congregants and B'nai Mitzvah students have the opportunity to plan a menu, shop for groceries, cook and serve a nutritious dinner with a dash of hope served in a restaurant-style setting to individuals who are on their journey from homelessness toward self-sufficiency.   Please contact Joey Waldman if you are interested.  
 
October Tzedakah
First it was Harvey. Now, as we begin the Jewish new year, a series of natural disasters are taking their toll on millions of people, here in the United States, in the Caribbean and in Mexico. In just four weeks, hurricanes and earthquakes caused an extraordinary amount of destruction in these areas and the need is only continuing to grow. Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is ready, raising funds to aid those affected and to rebuild lives and communities.  As always, the Federation will absorb all administrative costs, so that 100 percent of funds collected will provide relief for the thousands impacted by these disasters.
CARING COMMUNITY 
BJBE's Caring Community is a team of volunteers who can act as your extended family when your family needs additional support.  Caring Community provides the following services: home delivered meals in times of need, transportation to/from temple or a medical appointment, phone support for people who are ill or lonely, senior education and caregiver support, chicken or vegetable soups (always available in the kitchen!) and a virtual food pantry.  To access these services confidentially, please call Gloria Kaiz at 847-945-3741.

The Caring Community and CJE Senior Life are pleased to offer individual appointments at no charge with  Senior Health Insurance Counselor Esther Craven. Esther has over 25 years of experience at CJE. As a benefits specialist, she offers assistance and advocacy in areas of Medicare, health insurance and resources for retirement. Individual appointments with Esther are available at BJBE on October 30 and November 27. Please email Phyllis Pearlman or call her in the temple office at 847.940.7575.

BJBE is certified as a Safer Synagogue by Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education & Solutions (JCARES). Our leadership has been trained in understanding the impact of abuse across the lifespan and improving access to support for congregants experiencing abusive situations. For more information, please contact the clergy at 847-940-7575.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
 PFLAG Meeting, Thursday, October 19, 7:15pm. PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that respects human diversity. Meetings are open to the community and free of charge.  

Help BJBE while you shop!  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BJBE every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile (using either your Amazon or AmazonPrime account), you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price back to BJBE. Once you've selected Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. For more information about AmazonSmileclick here.

Book BJBE for your upcoming celebration!!  Your spiritual home is also a premier venue with beautiful reception space in the Village Center, Sacred Hall and Courtyard.  With completion of the Sanctuary, we have new opportunities available for you to celebrate your special events at BJBE. For information and reservations, contact Erica Stone
or by phone at 847-940-7575.   
JUDAICA (GIFT) SHOP     
New and exciting merchandise in the Judaica Shop. Make certain to see the new Gary Rosenthal items that he recently created. Also, there are lovely and unique Seeka mezzuzot from Israel that are specially priced.  These very special items that make gift giving simple. Free gift wrapping always included. There are new Chanukah items in the shop now and more on the way.  
 
The Judaica Shop is open 30 minutes prior to and after Friday Night Services, Sundays 9:30 to 11:30am, Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30pm (during religious school) and always by special appointment by calling Lynne at 847-528-1359.

A fun and easy way to meet other BJBE members is by working in the shop. We will train you and a team member is always with you.  For info, please call Arlene at 224-676-1112.

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Contact Information

Arlene Mayzel, Executive Director

Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

1201 Lake Cook Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

(847) 940-7575