Rabbi's love the month of Cheshvan. There are NO holidays. Shabbats are filled with wonderful stories we are all familiar with, this week we read about Noa, the ark and the flood. A calming period after the tumult of our High Holidays, and preparation for Chanukah next month. Plan on joining us over the next few weeks. Services will be led by members, the "Kava Notes" (November 15th) then Rabbi Kenter returns for "New Member Shabbat" dinner and services on November 22nd. Services begin at 7:30 followed by a traditional Oneg Shabbat, and Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a Shabbat Kiddish.
As it now gets dark very early, those in need of transportation please call Kate or me to arrange rides.
Shabbat Shalom and see you in Shul,
Bagels and Bible
Diane Gerberg, Ruth Smith, Pam Sender, Erica Julien, Gayle GinsbergRich Weisman, Terry Jensen, Harold and Roberta Eichenholz, Jewell Johnson, Michelle Bannon, Rabbi Kenter, Steve Stein, and Jim Liberman
If you are not in this photo you missed a very special program by Rabbi Kenter. Teaching about Bereshit, our Torah, and the birth of the world. His next class will be on Sunday, November 24 at 10:30 am, The REAL Story of Chanukah.
Daylight Saving Times ends this
Sunday, November 3.
Turn your clocks back 1 hour.
Rabbi Search Update
Putting Bnai Israel on Paper:
Applying to the USCJ Rabbinical Placement List
The Rabbinical Search Committee met on Monday, October 28th with the main goal of finalizing our application to USCJ for the Rabbinical Placement List. We reviewed the most recent draft of the detailed application line by line, striving to characterize our synagogue and the larger community in the most positive and accurate light. Rabbi Kenter was present and helpfully guided us in the revisions, suggesting changes in language to make Bnai Israel appealing to prospective applicants, indicating what we are looking for in a new rabbi and what makes us a unique Conservative congregation in coastal North Carolina. Our application is almost complete and should be ready for submission in the next week.
We will meet again on November 4th for one final scan of the application and to discuss the questionnaire which will be sent to the congregation soon.
The Nominating Committee is Requesting Self-Nominations
for the Bnai Israel
Board of Directors
Would you like to serve on the board or executive board? The Bnai Israel Nominating Committee is now accepting self-nominations for those who want to be on the committee's recommended slate. In December the congregation will vote to determine who will serve as the five Bnai Israel officers (President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, each serving for a term of one year) and four elected board members (who serve for two years). All board members must:
1. Prepare for and attend regular Board meetings (currently the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm).
2.Serve as a committee chair and/or take on specific tasks for Bnai Israel.
3.Maintain engagement with synagogue life and the values of Conservative Judaism.
4. Demonstrate respect, collegiality, and professionalism toward congregants, the rabbi, and other board members.
Your Nominating Committee has been working to identify personnel needs and determine the qualifications for board membership. We are now identifying appropriate candidates and will be interviewing them in the beginning of November. If you would like to be considered for one of the positions, please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-233-9538.
On sale in the social hall for
$25. There are coupons for meals for groups and individuals, plus for all kinds of services around town, and they are
active through December 2020.
This is a fund raiser for the Shul,
so get yours now.
Masonboro Forest Club House
Make your reservations for
Dinner at 6:30
Service at 7:30
The REAL Story of Chanukah told by Rabbi Barry Kenter
Sunday, November 24, 10:30 am
Festivals of Light:
Chanukah & Christmas
A joint program with our neighbors at Metropolitan Community Church
Let your voice and vote count!
**Please make a reservation by calling or emailing the Shul office.
910.762.1117 ~ email@example.com
SUNSHINE MEALS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
It's time for me to turn over the reins of Sunshine Meals to others. My responsibilities as VP-at-Large for Bnai Israel and co-chair of the Rabbi Search committee have left me with little time for this important program.
We have a freezer full of food and all other necessary supplies, as well as detailed outline of how the program has been run. There is a list of volunteers to cook and deliver the meals and other goodies to those congregants who need a little Sunshine in their day.
Please consider helping continue this program. You will find that the rewards far outweigh the work.