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.
MAT MAKING PROJECT FOR THE HOMELESS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you would like to help make sleeping mats for the homeless,
please join us.
Mondays on April
8, 15 & 29
10:30 - 2:00
Call Rena for more info 860-490-0916
Cooking for Good Shepherd
**Do Not Stand
of Your Neighbor
Sunday April 14,
Rabbi Julie Kozlow
Jewish Film Festival
April 28 & 29
May 1, 5, 6 & 8
April 25 thru May 8
in conjunction with the
Jewish Film Festival
UNCW Seahawks vs.
James Madison U. Dukes
* Please see following article
**Please make a reservation by calling or emailing the Shul office.
910.762.1117 ~ email@example.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."
Refreshments 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
1163 Forest Hills Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
or drop your check off in the B'nai Israel office.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
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 email@example.com
5779 23-29 Adar II March 30-April 5, 2019
The Yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week, Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat.
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Dee & Murray Sherman
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
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