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This Week at BJBE

October 2, 2017


Dear Friends, 
The sukkah is up! Join us to celebrate Sukkot:
Wednesday, 5:00pm - Sukkah Decorating Party for families with young children 
Thursday, 9:30am - Sukkot Service
Friday, 7:30pm - Mizmor L'Shabbat in the Virtual Sukkah
Saturday, 7:00pm - After Hours Sukkot Celebration  
Sunday, 2:00pm - KYG Pizza in the Hut 
      Please see sections below for information on these and other programs      
   
Thank you for sharing the beautiful worship experience led by our clergy, choir, and musicians. For those of you who were moved to sign the Brit Olam on Kol Nidre, we appreciate your response to Rabbi Kedar's call to action. We are concerned that in the clean up following the service, some return forms were misplaced. If you filled out a form on Kol Nidre, please resubmit. I apologize for the inconvenience.    
 
The office will be closed Thursday, October 5 in observance of Sukkot.   
 
Chag sameach,
Arlene  

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
 
 
Upcoming Programs  
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 3Sinai, Instructor: Rabbi Jason Fenster 
October 10Judges, Instructor: Rabbi Simcha Bob, Congregation Etz Chaim
October 17Kings & Prophets, Instructor: Rabbi Simcha Bob, Congregation Etz Chaim
October 24 - Judges, Instructor: Rabbi Ally Tick Brill
October 31- Kings & Prophets, Instructor: Rabbi Ally Tick Brill
 
Sunday Morning Adult Learning: Shalom Bayit - Peace in the Home: Having civil conversations across lines of difference, 9:30-11:00am 
October 8 - Civil Conversation in the Synagogue, facilitated by Julie Webb 
October 15 - Talking about National Issues, facilitated by Rabbi Fenster 
October 22 - Teaching our Kids to Deal with Difference, facilitated by Susie Wexler, Chava Center Director 
 
Friends of the Library Kick-off meeting, Sunday, October 8, 11:00am -11:50am We are so excited to get Friends of the Library rolling! Our vision is that the BJBE libraries will be a welcoming space for children and adults, celebrating Jewish literacy in all its forms, and creating life-long enthusiasm for Jewish reading and learning.  We are looking for woman and men of all ages to participate with Friends of the Library- you don't need to have kids in the school program to volunteer! Our volunteer opportunities will focus on maintaining and cultivating our library collections (both student and adult); creating literacy programming; and financially supporting the libraries. Many of the tasks can be done according to your own schedule.  If you are interested in joining Friends of the Library, please fill out this survey. 
 
Post Carpool Club presents Mamie Eisenhower: Hostess in Chief, Sunday, October 15, 4:30pm. A historical portrayal by Ellie Carlson, museum curator, performer, and writer. Contact Carol Berger or by phone at 847.205.9793

Sisterhood Membership Dinner, Monday, October 16, 6:30pm, featuring Maggie Anton, author of Rashi's Daughter and her newest book, 50 Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbi's Had to Say About You-Know-What; free for Sisterhood members. Contact Carol Berger or by phone at 847.205.9793

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.
 
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 at arobbin@bjbe.org or Susie at swexler@bjbe.org
 
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. 
 
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 

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

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YOUTH PROGRAMS    
 
SYG Lounge Night, Wednesday, October 4, 6:30pm
 
KYG Pizza in the Hut, Sunday, October 8, 2:00-3:30pm 
 
JYG & SYG Six Flags Great America Trip, Sunday, October 22 2:00pm - 7:00pm, any 6th - 12th grader. Please RSVP ASAP to reserve your tickets to Eddie Simon at esimon@bjbe.org or 847.987.6819 
 
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  
Sukkot Service, Thursday, October 5, 9:30am 

Mizmor L'Shabbat Sukkot Service, Friday, October 6, 7:30pm
featuring our sensational tefilah band.
   
Shabbat mornings feature our  Kol Shabbat Service at 9:30am  followed by  Torah Study at 11:00am.      
 
Erev Simchat Torah/Consecration, Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm
 
Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret Service Thursday, October 12 at 9:30am
 
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  
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. Then Irma. 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 have 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 
It's Sisterhood Membership season!!! 
Click here t o pay your dues today or for more information, contact
Judy Marcus, Membership V.P. Give yourself and BJBE the gift of friendship and mitzvah making... You'll be glad you did!!!
 
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     
The Judaica Shop is open Fridays 30 minutes prior to and following Friday night services, Sundays 9:30am-11:30am, Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm (during religious school) and always by special appointment by calling Lynne at 224-735-7977.

Looking for a fun and easy way to meet other BJBE members? How about helping out in the Judaica Shop? Don't worry -- we will train you. For information, please call Arlene Wineberg, 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