B'nai Israel Congregation News 
December 6, 2018

Shabbat Shalom
Friday, December 7, 29 Kislev
Candle Lighting ~ 4:44 pm

Shabbat Services
***Friday Evening, December 8, 30 Kislev***
Service at 8:00 pm
Oneg to follow sponsored by Rabbi & Barbara Waxman

***Saturday Morning, December 1, 23 Kislev***
Shabbat Service ~ 9:30 am
Sedrah ~ Miketz
Kiddish to follow 

 Weekly Newsletter Publication
We try hard to send out the
Weekly Newsletter 
on Thursday afternoon or evening.
This is often not possible because news
articles come to us so late forcing
us to work into the "wee" hours.
It would be a great help in accomplishing this goal 
if articles for the Newsletter were
Kate's office by
Thursdays at Noon.
Articles coming in later will have to be pushed
into  the next week.

Thanks for your help.
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.

More Food
December 9
4:00 pm

Lunch & Learn with
Rabbi Julie

December 12
12:00 Noon
Guest Chef

Board of Directors
will create delicious
**Friday, December 21
Services at 6:00 pm
Dinner to follow
Rita Katz's
75th birthday
December 22
Kiddish luncheon following Services

** Please make a reservation by calling or emailing the Shul office.
910.762.1117 ~ kate.bnaiisraelilm@gmail.com

Hospice News

The following Sisterhood members contributed to a terrific hospice meal for November.  Our food is so good that the volunteer at the desk cheers when I show up to set up. Laurel is handling the special Christmas Day meal and we have enough volunteers.    Please consider volunteering  to bring food January 9 which is our regular day.  If you want to join us, please contact   Laurel Westreich at  laurelw5071@gmail.com, or at  201-317-5071 .   Thank you for your generosity.
MANY thanks to our wonderful contributors:
Janice Kingoff
Debby Arouesty 
Barbara Waxman
Debby Smith
Pam & Barry Weiss

Elaine Lathrop
Arlene Burns
Judy Hamelburg
Roberta Eichenholz

Upcoming 2019 Hospice dates:
January 9 & March 13 


Gift Shop
Selected items are on sale, including candles and wrapping paper.
Check out some of the new holiday items.
Kate, in the office, can assist you during regular office hours.

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Book Club News
I  received an email from Elaine Lathrop yesterday that said she will remain in NY indefinitely in January and won't be able to host discussion of The Grandees next month.  
I'd like to postpone discussion of this book, perhaps to the end of March, when Elaine will be able to participate, since she proposed this interesting book (It's great, after you get through the first chapter!). 
We will miss Elaine at the next meeting and look forward to her return.
Instead, I'd like to propose that we read an essay (not too lengthy!) on immigration by another Sephardic Jew, Emma Lazarus (of Portuguese descent).  I can give you the title in about a week. This reading would dovetail well with Sisterhood Shabbat (Jan. 18), which will include a selection by Lazarus and some thoughts on Jewish immigration. 
The essay will come from Emma Lazarus:  Selections from Her Poetry
and Prose, edited by Morris Schappes.  I will make a couple of copies of this essay available when I receive my copy of the book.
I'd like to host this meeting at my home, 2815 Cambridge Drive, Wednesday January 30, 2019, from 1-3 PM.

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Coming in 2019

Membership Kickoff Get Together                     Sunday January 6
12:00 Noon - Open to all members and potential members. Potluck brunch at Debbie Smith's house. RSVP: Debbie at debbiesmithrep@gmail.com 
Sisterhood Book Club
January meeting will be rescheduled and new date announced soon.  We will be reading The Grandees by Stephen Birmingham.
Sisterhood Shabbat & Guest Chef Dinner               Friday January 18
If you wish to participate in the service by reading an English or Hebrew prayer and/or helping with the dinner preparation, contact Sue Mintzes at sue_mintzes@hotmail.com

Birthdays and Anniversaries
December 2018

Howard Retchin
Barry Laub
Amy Grant
Slade Suchecki
Morgan Mehler
David Weber
Todd Berliner
Joel Mintzes
Mark Schreiber
Sylvia Atwood
Paul Freedman
Sandy Robbins
Zita & Joseph Reitblatt
20-Dec anniversary
Rita Katz
22-Dec 75th b-day!
Michelle Sherman
Buddy Eisenstein
Nancy Kraselsky
Ronald Kurtzman
Glenda & Alan Dubs
24-Dec anniversary
Ronald Hoffman
Victor Cohen
Pearl & Dan Retchin
28-Dec anniversary
Domenik Suchecki
Elaine Lathrop
Warren Rosenberg

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 Kislev   December 1-7, 2018
The Yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week, Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat.

Bette Lee Beren Schlager
Mother of Ivan Schlager
Dorothy Simon Respectfully remembered
Edwin Packard Father of Pam Weiss
Esther Levine Respectfully remembered
Esther Sobol Mother of Arnold Sobol
Eva D'Lugin Respectfully remembered
Helen Checkner Respectfully remembered
Hilda Wolk Lenson Respectfully remembered
Lillian Gorman Mother of Bruce Gorman
Louis Levy Father of Sharyn Rosenberg
Magdalena Solomon Respectfully remembered
Morris Freedland Respectfully remembered
Phyllis Katz Mother of Slick Katz
Rebecca Arouesty Mother-in-law of Debbie Arouesty
Sylvia Levy Mother of Roberta Eichenholz
Thomas Ellis Father of Phenie Bowen
Oscar Frey Father of Barbara Waxman
Marilyn Goldman Winter Mother of Sami Winter


Susan J. Huntting
General Fund
For disaster relief

Sara & Bruce Maurer
General Fund
Wishing a speedy and complete recovery to Roberta Eichenholz
Judith Taylor
General Fund
For disaster relief
Dee & Murray Sherman
Get well wishes to
Roberta Eichenholz
Alane Savod
General Fund
In celebration of
Bob Savod's life
Anne H. Ward
General Fund
In honor of
Steve and Martha Stein
Mr/Mrs Norman G Samet
General Fund
For Disaster relief
Judith Kurzer & children
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Solomon Zimmerman
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
General Fund
Wishing a quick recovery to
Steve Glaser
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
General Fund
In memory of Roberta's mother, Sylvia Levy
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
General Fund
In honor of 
Steve Stein's birthday

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"All Israel is responsible for one another." 
- The Talmud 
Membership in the Circle of Honor is an annual gift. Please consider joining one of the Circle of Honor levels . Your gift will guarantee that B'nai Israel continues to serve all families and members, regardless of their financial status.   It will also ensure that we provide the best religious, educational, and social programs possible to serve our entire Jewish community. 

Our Circle is growing.  We are very grateful 
for those who have participated:

Mark Alper
Carol & Todd Atwood
Michelle Bannon & Rich Weisman
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
Joan & Fred Feinstein
Carol & Scott Johnston
Judith Malman
Sharon & Stephen Mechum
Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz
Beth & Walter Pancoe
Dee & Murray Sherman
Reuben Silver
May his memory be for a blessing.
Debbie & Jerry Smith
Bucky Stein
Howard Stein
Martha & Steve Stein
Pam & Barry Weiss
Leigh & Walter Winter
Ronna & Herb Zimmer
Rose & Alan Zimmer

For more information about the Circle of Honor CLICK HERE. 

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shabbat shalom

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