This Week at BJBE 
July 22, 2019
You should have received a white 8.5 x 11 packet from BJBE, with a personalized letter to you (inside of the booklet).  Please review these materials and call or email Anne  or Sally  at BJBE if you have any questions.  Please submit your form by August 5 by mail, email, or directly online!

High Holy Day materials will be sent the week of August 5.  Tickets will be issued to all members who have submitted their Shared Sacred Commitment Forms.

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Share BJBE with your friends and family: a letter from 
Marti Greenberg, Mark Oldani, and Steffanie Pinsky
Dear BJBE Community,
As the Co-Chairs of BJBE's groundbreaking Shared Sacred Partnership (our new membership model), we write to ask you to participate in a wonderful opportunity. You, our partners and members, are the greatest ambassadors to our larger community about BJBE.  Read more>>> 
Reader Beware!  Rabbi Kedar's Email Has Been Hacked!

Rabbi Kedar's email has been hacked.  The false emails will appear to be asking for gift cards or money.  Please do not respond to or forward these messages.  While occasionally BJBE does request donations of gift cards for Emergency Response Campaigns, these requests will be very specific as to their purpose and will not ask for a response via email. 
Introducing Our New Coordinator of Youth and Family Engagement!
We are excited to welcome Alek Kopulsky to BJBE as our new Coordinator of Youth and Family Engagement. Alek will begin work at the end of August. JLC families can meet him at the  Graeter's Ice Cream Event on Wednesday, August 21, 4:00-6:00pm. As our Coordinator of Youth and Family Engagement, Alek will supervise our three youth groups as well as our madrichim program. Alek will also coordinate JLC family engagement programs for families with kids in Kindergarten-3rd grade. This is a shared position with OSRUI, where Alek will work over the summers. Read more>>>
Upcoming Programs & Adult Education

Playdate in the Park at Maplewood Park, Deerfield
Wednesday, July 31, 4:30pm

Prospective Member Event
Wednesday, July 31, 7:00pm
Know someone who is interested in joining BJBE?  Invite them to our next Prospective Member Event!

Sisterhood Resale
Drop off: Saturday, August 3, 2:00pm
Sale: Sunday, August 4, 9:00am and Monday, August 5, 12:00pm

Torah on Tap at Warehouse Eatery
Wednesday, August 14, 7:00pm
A little bit of learning; a lot of laughter & l'chaims!  Appetizers proved, cash bar.  21+, please!

Shabbat in the Park at Wood Oaks Green Park, Northbrook
Friday, August 16, 6:00pm
RSVPs requested so we have enough pizza!
Join us at 5:15pm for a supreme slice showdown followed by services at 6:00pm then choose a sweet treat from the ice cream truck on BJBE!
End of Summer Ice Cream Night at Graeter's Ice Cream, Northbrook
Wednesday, August 21, 4:00pm

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

If your child does not yet attend an overnight camp, and you are thinking about your options, the clergy and Missy Bell recommend OSRUI, Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute, our Reform Movement's camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. We are honored to be your partners in providing a Jewish education for your children for nine months of the year; we feel OSRUI is our best partner in this during the summer months. It's also an incredible place where our children can explore who they are, and make lifelong friends.

Families are invited to join Cantor Frost and Missy Bell for a day trip to Wisconsin THIS Sunday, July 28! We'll begin our day with an 11am tour of OSRUI (where we'll get to say hi to Rabbi Fenster), then enjoy lunch and ice cream in Oconomowoc, then go fruit picking before returning home.  
Summer Shabbat Services
Fridays, 6:00pm, through August 9
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.

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.

Project Nourish
Sunday, July 28, 9:00am
Please join our friendly group of volunteers as we make sandwiches and assemble lunches for people in the city and Lake County who don't have enough to eat.  For more informatin, contact  Merilee .

PADS Needs Some Help...Can You Assist?
We are in need of a commercial laundry to do the linens from our PADS site at FPCD.  This would include pickup/dropoff at the church every week from October through April.  There are about 300-350 pounds of laundry every week.  Do you know someone or have any connections with someone who knows someone?  Please contact Ruth Miller with any leads.

Gleanings:  BJBE Volunteers at the Deerfield Farmer's Market
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.

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Contact Information

 Sally J. Sachar, Executive Director

(847) 940-7575