This Week at BJBE 
July 1, 2019
We hope you received last week your Shared Sacred Partnership packet and letter from Brian Tenner, BJBE President. Each packet contains a  custom letter with a suggested commitment for you to consider, referenced to your 2018-2019 contribution. This letter is inside the Shared Sacred Partnership booklet.  A reminder that commitment forms are due to BJBE no later than August 5. If you have any questions about how our new membership model works and how it affects you, please contact Sally  or Anne at  or at 847-940-7575. We look forward to hearing from you!
We look forward to the baby naming of Mila Elle Levin, daughter of Elizabeth and Jason Levin, niece of our members Suzy and Dan Rosenthal, this Friday.  Mazel tov to Mila and her family.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of these simchas, please visit or call the BJBE office at 847.940.7575. 
Scheduling Notes:
In honor of Independence Day, the BJBE office will have amended hours this week.
Wednesday, July 3: The BJBE office will close at 4:00pm
Thursday, July 4: The BJBE office will be closed.
Friday, July 5: The BJBE office will be closed.  Shabbat Services will be at 6:00pm as regularly scheduled.
Saturday, July 6: Kol Shabbat Service is at 9:30am, followed by 11:00am Torah Study.

If you need to add a name to the yahrzeit list for services on Friday, July 5, please email Leslie Block.  

For pastoral and bereavement needs, please call Leslie Block at 847-370-6617.
Upcoming Programs & Adult Education

Family Night at Max and Benny's
Tuesday, July 9, 5:00pm

Torah on Tap at Beerhead Bar (1270 S. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills)
Wednesday, July 10, 7:00pm

Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, July 16, 12:00pm
Join us for a discussion of Where the Crawdads Sing, by Della Owens.  Bring your lunch!  Questions?  Contact Hedda Schless.

Camp Drop-Off Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 16, 7:00pm
You've just dropped your kids off at overnight camp!  Come celebrate (or commiserate) with friends!

Mishkan Shalom
Fridays, 9:00-10:00am

Canasta & Mahjong, hosted by Sisterhood
Mondays, 12:00pm 
All are welcome to join in the fun! To participate, RSVP to  Sharon Krivitzky.
Jewish Learning Center, Chava Center, and Youth

We want to send your child(ren) mail at camp! Please fill out this form so we have their addresses! 

Summer Shabbat Services
Fridays, 6:00pm
Worship with us weekly at a soulful service featuring contemplative music and then join us under the stars in our beautiful courtyard (weather permitting) for a delicious wine & cheese oneg.
**Please note:  If you need to add a name to the yahrzeit list for this Friday, July 5, please email Leslie Block.

Kol Shabbat, followed by Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:30am

Morning Minyan, followed by Talmud Study
Wednesdays, 7:00am
Social Action Network

July Tzedakah:
Luggage for Freedom's goal is to provide a sense of dignity to women who are staying at and transitioning out of domestic violence and homeless shelters, by giving them a suitcase packed with some personal and household items. Luggage for Freedom provides gently used luggage packed with new towels, new sheets, and new toiletries to women leaving local domestic violence shelters to start their lives anew. We also provide backpacks filled with books and stuffed animals for children. Luggage for Freedom has an incredible ability to directly impact women and children in a positive way, at a time when they are most vulnerable.

Gleanings:  BJBE Volunteers at the Deerfield Farmer's Market
July is full.  Sign up for August, September, and October
This is a great volunteer opportunity for families with young children!

Sisterhood & ECC JCFS 2019 School Supply Drive
Donations accepted until July 31
Provide the tools for deserving children to go back to school with new backpacks filled with school supplies for a fresh start to a successful year.  Please put your donations of crayons, erasers, folders, glue sticks, washable markers, pencils, pens, binders, scissors, rulers, color pencils, highlighters and solid color backpacks in the box in the Tzedakah Niche.
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 BJBE or a medical appointment, phone support for people who are ill or lonely, senior education and caregiver support, and a virtual food pantry.   Learn more 

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.  
Thank you to our Producers            

Help us say "Thank you" to our generous sponsors by patronizing their companies.  Click here to view our Gala Program Book.
Judaica (Gift) Shop    

We carry wedding gifts, mezuzzot, Kiddush cups, candle holders, candles from Israel, yahrzeit lights and much more!  If you need a Tallit for you or your B'nai Mitzvah child, we have a large selection from Israel.  We also stock yads and kipot (for one or many).  Also, come visit our new Jewelry Nook!  Learn more
We've found it...have you lost it?
A wedding band has been found and turned into the BJBE office.  If you (or someone you know) has lost their ring, please contact the office with a description for more information.

The BJBE Lost and Found is overflowing.  If you have lost items, please stop by the office and claim them by Friday, July 12.  Any items remaining after that date will be donated.

Find the  This Week at BJBE  submission form and more guidelines here .

Contact Information

 Sally J. Sachar, Executive Director

(847) 940-7575