Beth Jacob's Weekly Beat
February 22, 2020
Candle Lighting | 5:35 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Mincha/Maariv | 5:35 PM
Shacharit | 9:00 AM
Latest time for Shema | 9:37 AM
Early Mincha | 12:40 PM
End of Shabbat (Havdala) | 6:35 PM
Maariv | 6:50 PM
Please Note: Mincha/Maariv will start at 5:45 PM on Sunday, February 23
Rosh Chodesh Adar: Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26 is Rosh Chodesh Adar. We will recite the Hallel together in Shul both days, and please remember to include Yaaleh V’Yavo in your private Amida and Birkat Hamazon.
This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by BJC.
Events and Classes
Sunday Morning Breakfast & Tefillah Talks in Memory of Henry Ramek: Learn together this Sunday morning, February 23 after Shacharit.
Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with your BJC Family this Sunday, February 23. We’ll be coming together at Lakeside Park near the kids’ playground (Lakeshore Ave and El Embarcadero) from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. We’ll have fruits and fun! Everyone is invited to bring picnic blankets and their own picnic food, as we celebrate Rosh Hashana La’ilanot, the New Year for the Trees. Questions? Email Rebecca @
Welcome to Palm Springs!
We can’t wait to see you in Palm Springs @BJC this Sunday evening. The doors will open after Mincha--around 6:15 PM. Our thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make this a wonderful evening, especially our co-chairs, Terry Friedkin and Jessica Minkoff.
BJC University: The next series will start March 17. Listen to last week’s class on Case Studies on the Value of Human Life: Vaccination, Immunization, and Cosmetic Surgery HERE .
Lunchtime Talmud: Thursday, February 27 at noon at the home of Shelley Zak, 901 Hillcroft Circle. 
All Women’s Yoga Class: Thursday, February 27 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM at Beth Jacob. The class is $20. For more info please contact Mielcah Munk at
A reminder that all children through grade 5 should be escorted by their parents to child care/groups. Please do not allow your children to wander through our facilities unaccompanied.
Phishing Scam Emails: We are again experiencing emails being sent to our members from someone posing as Rabbi Albert; the problem of emails impersonating clergy is occurring in Jewish communities nationally. The email this week has the subject line: Shalom Aleichem. Please remember that Rabbi Albert will only send you email from We continue to be in touch with law enforcement regarding these emails. 
What’s App Group: Stay in the BJC Learning Loop Daily. We have two Whatsapp groups for members and friends that are available to anyone with a smartphone: “Inspiration Seekers” with Meira Albert shares a weekly dose life inspiration with an inspiring article, story, or thought-provoking question.“Beth Jacob Daily Halacha” with Rabbi Albert shares a daily recording between 3-5 minutes long on the Laws of Cooking on Shabbat. If you’d like to sign up, please send an email to the office with your Whatsapp account information or cell phone number. 
Monthly Shabbat Open Table: 
Monthly Shabbat Open Table: Anyone and everyone (including children) are invited to a Shabbat dinner hosted by Kirsten Barrere on March 6, 2020. There is a maximum of eleven seats. Please RSVP to Kirsten at by March 4.  
Beth Jacob Congregation, 3778 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94610