B'nai Israel Congregation News 
April 5, 2019
29 Adar II, 5779

Shabbat Shalom
Friday, April 5 , 29 Adar II
Candle Lighting ~ 7: 17  pm

***Friday Evening, April 5***
Shabbat Service - 6:30 pm
Oneg to follow
sponsored by Debbie Arouesty and
Mike Medress

***Saturday Morning, 1 Nisan, April 6***
Service ~ 9:30 am
Kiddush to follow 

Sedrah ~ Tazria

A Message from the President:
Dear Members,
     We need your help...this Shabbat- Saturday morning we are reading from three (3) Torahs.  One for Shabbat, one for a special maftir for the upcoming Pesach holiday, and the last for Rosh Chodesh, the new month of Nissan.  Now what this means, is that we need 3 "lifters" and 3 "tie-ers" or 6 hagbah and gillilah's all together in addition to our 7 aliyot, one haftorah reader, and 3 people to take out the Torahs and 3 more to put them away.  You do the math.   Altogether, I count 20 opportunities to come in contact with the Torah this Shabbat.  If there ever was a Shabbat morning that you thought about coming...this is it. A Kiddish luncheon is always served after services.
     On Sunday this coming weekend, we have our Spring Congregational meeting.  Updates from Rabbi Kozlow, all our committees, our treasurers report, a recap of what's going on with our building and renovation, and more.  Information for all both new and old members.  See you at 4:00.
     One final note...I recently ran into Elane Janz while she was returning books to our library.  She informed me that daughter, Avra will be attending Cambridge University next year, and son Darren will be going to Harvard.  Yasher Koach to the Janz family and loads of Mazel.  

Please share any of your family's good news with us so we can pass it along to our Bnai Israel family.

Shabbat Shalom, see you in Shul.
                                 Come for the
New Member Shabbat
Friday, April 12
Pre-neg at 5:30 pm 
Service to follow at 6:30

Our "Kavanotes" will add even more 
to this wonderful evening.

We started the sleeping mat project with an April 3 gathering. Thank you  Noa Alper, her daughter's, Kyla and Sylvie, Leigh Winters, Michelle Bannon and Anita Liebeskind who all helped sort, cut and make "plarn" yarn balls from two bags of "bags"!   We have lots more thanks to everyone who have been bringing plastic bags.  YOU'RE THE BEST!
We are off to a good start, and can now be crocheting & 
knitting the mats.  The next step is to  keep the project on-going with a supply of plarn balls.  So I'm hosting "schmooze and stitch" sessions at synagogue for the month of April (and beyond hopefully).  Any and all interested folks can come for 3 Mondays in April (8, 15, 29)  anytime from 10:30-2:00 pm for as long as you can.  No need to commit to all 3 sessions (but you can!).  If you are interested in crocheting, you need a size Q or P hook; for knitting, size 19 needles, and instructions will be provided. No experience or stitching skills 
necessary to make the plarn balls.

Any questions?  Please call Rena at             860-490-0916.
Temple of Israel and the UJA of Wilmington
Invite you to attend a public lecture by
Rabbi Gary P. Zola, PhD

George Washington and the Jews
A Story of Religious Freedom in America
When: Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 pm
Where:  Reibman Center for Kehillah
922 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
Rabbi Zola will provide our community with an opportunity to examine President George Washington's famous letter of 1790 to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island. Working together, we will explore the historical circumstances that prompted "the father of our nation" to compose this letter and we will consider the first president's perspect-ive on the tension between the competing ideals of "minority rights" and majority rules in the new nation.

A dessert reception will follow.

RSVP to jasilver918@gmail.com 


Coming Events
Please check Rabbi's Calendar before scheduling any event involving the congregation.
We aren't able to advertise any events in the Weekly Newsletter 
or on the ShulCloud calendar unless Rabbi's Calendar has been consulted.

Semi-Annual Congregation al
April 7
4:00 pm
Making for
If you would like to help make sleeping mats for the homeless,
please join us.
It's easy!
on April

8, 15 & 29
10:30 - 2:00
Call Rena for more info 860-490-0916

Cooking for Good Shepherd

 April 10
4:30 pm

New Members

April 12
5:30 pm
**Do Not Stand
Idly by
the Suffering
of Your Neighbor

Sunday April 14,
2:00 pm 
Rabbi Julie Kozlow
Jewish Film Festival

April 28 & 29
May 1, 5, 6 & 8
Thalian Hall

Jewish Journeys:
 Art Exhibit

April 25 thru May 8
in conjunction with the
Jewish Film Festival
*Men's Club
Baseball  Outing

UNCW Seahawks vs.
James Madison U. Dukes

May 16th
6:00 pm
Sign-up deadline
April 26
* Please see following article
** Please make a reservation by calling or emailing the Shul office.
910.762.1117 ~ kate.bnaiisraelilm@gmail.com

**  Please Save This Date 
April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Rabbi Julie will speak on the topic:  "Do not stand idly by the suffering of your neighbor."  
     Refres hments will be served, and the  Gift Shop will be open that day for you to purchase Passover items or just to browse.   This program is presented by the B'nai Israel Sisterhood.
     Please RSVP to  Laurel Westreich at  laurelw5071@gmail.com

* Please make a reservation.

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
April 28 - May 8
It's officially Spring which means the 6th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival is coming to the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall very soon. The Festival begins on April 28th and continues through May 8th. The opening night film is followed by a full dinner catered by Peño Mediterranean Grill, and a dessert reception will follow other films.  On May 5 Kona Ice treats will be served after the film.
Ticket Information
All-Festival Pass -This is the most economical way to see the films.  Click or paste the link to get to the WJFF website: http://www.wilmingtonjff.org/tickets/.  The passes will be distributed the first week of the festival at our film festival table in the Thalian Hall lobby, beginning an hour before each screening.
Purchase tickets for individual screenings through the Thalian Hall Box Office. Tickets for the opening film and dinner on April 28th are $20 for general admission, $14 for Students with ID and Active Military. Individual tickets for the other screenings are $10 for general admission, $7 for Students with ID and Active Military. Tickets may be purchased through the website (www.thalianhall.org/events).To avoid online fees, phone the Box Office at (910) 632-2285 and have your credit card ready. Your tickets will be held at Will Call. You can also visit the Box Office in person at 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington.
If you are a Friend of the WJFF -for which we are grateful-and have been given one or more vouchers, you will need to exchange the voucher[s] at the Thalian Hall Box Office, 310 Chestnut Street, before attending the screening of the film.  Vouchers may be exchanged for any of the film screenings except the opening screening on April 28th. 

Last day to sign up to become a Friend of the Festival is Friday, April 5 at noon. Go to: http://www.wilmingtonjff.org/becomeafriend/ 

Circle of Honor

Beneficiary:  Carol & Scott Johnston
            Patron:  Ronna & Herbert Zimmer,
Mark Alper
Sharon & Terry Dresbach
Judith Malman
Joanna Puritz
Debbie & Jerry Smith
Rose & Alan Zimmer
Michelle Bannon & Rich Weisman
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
Sharon & Stephen Mechum
Dee & Murray Sherman
Lee & Walter Winter
Dottie & Irv Freedland

For more information or to sign up for the Circle of Honor


We have made a change!
We will now have Hospice meals on the 
    instead of Wednesday.

Thank you Mimi Bloch, Caroline Eisenstein, and Sandy Moskowitz for volunteering for a Hospice meal on May 13. Main dishes, salads and desserts are still needed.  Please email sue_mintzes@hotmail.com to volunteer.

Men's Club Outing - BASEBALL

UNCW vs. James Madison
May 16th, 6:00 pm at Brooks Statium
$8:00 per person
Sign-up deadline is April 26th!!

Send your check and sign up IMMEDIATELY because seating is limited.  Late sign-ups may have to get tickets on their own and may NOT be able to sit with the Men's Club group.  Send your check to:
Efraim Jaronowski
1163 Forest Hills Drive
Wilmington, NC  28403

or drop your check off in the B'nai Israel office.

Birthdays and Anniversaries
April 2019

Alan Katz 2-Apr
Gavin Mizrahi 3-Apr
Zita Reitblatt 4-Apr
Kyle Robbins 5-Apr
Michael Rovner 5-Apr
Scott Diamond 10-Apr
Alane Savod 12-Apr
Sharon Weber 14-Apr
Erica Mehler 16-Apr
Benjamin Levy 17-Apr
Sydel Gluck 18-Apr
Richard Weisman 20-Apr
Meghan Beecher 20-Apr
Lori Gorman 20-Apr
Joy Nichols 21-Apr
Sharon  Leinwand 22-Apr
Alan Gerberg 24-Apr
Kathleen Meyerson 29-Apr
Sheldon Rosenberg 30-Apr

Birthdays and Anniversaries come from your ShulCloud Member Profile.
If your special day is NOT included here, please check your profile and add the dates.  If you are not sure how to do that, contact Kate Maclay in the office for help at kate.bnaiisraelilm@gmail.com

5779  23-29 Adar II    March 30-April 5, 2019

Joseph Simon
Respectfully remembered

The Yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week, Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat.

If you would like to make a donation to B'nai Israel, please click below
and use the Pay On Line tab on our website.

Dee & Murray Sherman
General Fund
Mazel Tov to
Richard Weisman
Arlene & David Burns
Sunshine Meals
In honor of Rich Weisman's Torah readings and in loving friendship.
Carol & Tod Atwood
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
To help Bianca and the girls
Rita & Alan Katz
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In honor of 
Rich Weisman's 50th
Bar Mitzvah anniversary.
Lyne & Steve Glaser
Capital Improvement Fund
In honor of 
Rich Weisman's 50th
Bar Mitzvah anniversary.
Donna & Mitch Ratner
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
For Bianca
Cookie & Victor Cohen
General Fund
In memory of Dorothy Lewin, sister of Cookie Cohen and in memory of Zvi Israel Cohen, son of Cookie & Victor Cohen
Lee & Walter Winter
General Fund
In honor of 
Rich Weisman's
50th Bar Mitzvah anniversary
Debbie & Jerry Smith
General Fund
In honor of 
Rich Weisman's
50th Bar Mitzvah anniversary
Debbie & Jerry Smith
General Fund
Wishing a speedy
recovery to Frank Block
Stan & Arlene Weinrich
General Fund
In memory of
Nathan Weinrich
Esther & Marv Eisenstein
General Fund
In memory of
Morris Greenberg

We are blessed to receive many checks.  Please hep us to correctly direct your
gift by including a brief note regarding what the check is for:  dues, event
payments, and others.  If your check is a contribution, please advise us to whom
or for what fund you are donating.

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shabbat shalom