B'nai Jacob Synagogue

1599 Virginia Street East

Charleston, West Virginia 25311


(304) 346-4722

February 4th-11th, 2024

As A New Week Begins

"Which part of the human eye does a person see from? Notice that we don’t see through the white part but rather through the dark at the center.”

(Midrash Tanchuma)

We often experience life through the darkest of challenges.

With that experience, we learn how to see in the dark and eventually find a path forward.

We find the light.

Through darkness, we discover how to walk one day in the light.

And with that knowledge, we can hold the hands of others who are struggling in the dark.

As we learned to see in the dark, we can help guide others who are broken in our world find a way into the light again.

-Rabbi Victor Urecki

Dear Congregants,

Our complete schedule for the week is found below.

I will be away midweek so there are no classes scheduled.

Join us this Shabbat for a special Super Bowl Kiddush. It will be casual and please feel free to wear your favorite team jersey for the service.

Because of the fluidity of life, things could always change so thank you in advance for understanding any last-minute cancellations.

Shalom v'Ahava!

Rabbi Victor Urecki 

Daily Services

(In person and online)


5:45 PM

Evening Services

Wednesday Morning 7:30 AM

(Note the new starting time!)

Wednesday Morning Minyan

(followed by breakfast)

Shabbat Schedule

Shabbat candle lighting time for

February 9th/1st Adar 1 5784

5:39 PM

Parshat Mishpatim

Exodus 21:24-24:18

Friday Night

5:45 PM

Friday Night Service

Saturday Morning

10:00 AM

"Super Bowl" Kiddush Luncheon Follows

Please wear your team jersey!

Saturday Morning

No Adult Classes This Week

Sunday February 3rd

10:00 AM

Sunday School

Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, February 23rd

$10.00 per person

$5.00 for children ten and under.

We are saddened to report that Dr. Amiel Gershon Cooper of Jamaica Plain, MA and South Newfane, VT passed away on January 31, 2024. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia on September 26, 1936 to Rabbi Samuel and Lillian (Bass) Cooper. A beautiful obituary and video of Dr. Cooper can be found here.

Wondering Jews

The One Stop For All Things Jewish in West Virginia

Wondering Jews, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the goal of connecting people who are physically or geographically challenged with the wide variety of educational, service, and faith activities in the local West Virginia Jewish congregations.

Moe and Janie Rubenstein have created a unique website which will allow all congregations and Jewish organizations who wish to announce activities and programs of interest for Jews throughout West Virginia. We have seen at B'nai Jacob how Zoom has opened the door to those who are challenged to allow people in isolation to join and be a part of our B'nai Jacob family.

The website is now live and will offer us and Jews around our state an opportunity to further connect and be together. You can even sign up for the American Jewish Committee program on that platform as well.

Check out Wondering Jews in the months to come and in the words of the Machzor (High Holiday Prayerbook), may we all be bound together, connected to each other.

Check out Wondering Jews here

Don’t miss ExploringJudaism.org, the digital home for Conservative Judaism. This site features a wide range of topics and creators including weekly Torah content (with study guides) thanks to our partners at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center & Conservative Yeshiva.

B'nai Jacob Synagogue

1599 Virginia St. E

Charleston, WV 25311



"Traditional Judaism for

a Modern World"

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