B'nai Israel Congregation News 
March  15, 2019
8 Adar II, 5779

Shabbat Shalom
Friday, March  15 , 8 Adar II
Candle Lighting ~ 7:01 pm

***Friday Evening, March 15***
Shabbat Service - 6:30 pm
Oneg to follow

***Saturday Morning, March 16***
Service ~ 9:30 am
 Shabbat Zachor
Men's Club Shabbat
Kiddish sponsored by Men's Club
Torah Reading:  Shai Abisch, Steve Stein
Haftorah:  Howard Neuwirth
Dvar Torah:  Efraim Jaronowski

Sedrah ~ Vayikra

 From the President ...
Dear Members,
Six months ago, we were ravaged and dispersed by Hurricane Florence.  We are still recovering, and work continues on the outside of our building before we begin to complete the repairs on the inside.  As slowly as this is taking shape, is as quickly our year moves forward.  Purim next week, Pesach in 4 weeks with our Seder scheduled for April 19th.  Please call Kate in our office to make reservations.  The cost will be $36, and seating is limited to 100. 
This Shabbat, Saturday morning is our Men's Club Shabbat.  Please come and support our Men's Club who will sponsor a fabulous Kiddish Luncheon as well as a very meaningful Shabbat service.  As always, services begin at 9:30 am.  
And for the record, we can never be grateful and thankful enough for all the hard work that our volunteer officers, board members and committee chairs do for Bnai Israel.  Yasher Koach and Todah Rabah to:
*  VP Harold Eichenholz who takes such good care of our building and has overseen the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance due to storm damage.
*  VP Michelle Bannon, her Sunshine committee and input are invaluable.
*  Treasurer Jerry Smith, keeping his eye on the money and overseeing our very valuable Circle of Honor program.
*  Secretary Joanna Puritz, keeping our notes and records straight.
*  Diana Gerberg and Barbara Waxman and all of Sisterhood for contributing constantly for our programs and functions.
*  Debbie Arouesty, Laurie Katz, and Debbie Smith for our new and vastly improved gift shop.
*  Efraim Jaronowski, for Men's Club events.
*  Tom Clemmons and the Kava Notes for beautiful music.
*  Steve Stein for chairing our Cemetery and ritual committee
*  Carol Atwood for pursing our website and Shul Cloud information as well as codifying our rules and regulations.
*  Anita Liebiskind who continues to make sure we always have Onegs and tirelessly sends Yahrzeit reminders.
*  Rena Goldwasser who is our own Purim Queen for coordinating our Chumantashen baking.
*  Carolyn Moskowitz for Pre negs, Shaloch Manot and everything decorative.
*  Our Gabbi's on Shabbat morning, Alan Gerberg and Gayle Ginsberg
*  Our Shamash Yves Sion who greets you on Shabbat morning.
*  Roberta Eichenholz for Hadassah
*  Alan Katz for chairing UJA.
*  Walter Winter, Scott Johnston, Noa Alper, Diane Gerberg, Stan Prushik and Carolyn Moskowitz for service on our Board of Directors
*  Rabbi Emeritus Waxman for input and advice
and so many more that are serving on committees:
*  Our design committee: Pam Sender, Lyne Glaser, Diane Gerberg, Dottie Freedland, Carolyn Moskowitz and Bruce Maurer
*  Our Security Committee: Slick Katz and Laurel Westreich
*  Our Library and Kitchen committees
*  Our Staff:  Kate, Tina and Yvonne
And of course most importantly
Rabbi Julie Kozlow for all our spiritual, intellectual and religious direction and for setting a high bar for all our volunteers and staff to achieve great things for Bnai Israel.   

We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful and involved membership and are very grateful for everything you do.
 
Shabbat Shalom, and see you in Shul.
Barry    

Men's Shabbat Zachor 
Saturday, March 16,
following the 9:30 am service


Please attend a very meaningful and participatory service followed by a fabulous kiddish luncheon sponsored by our Bnai Israel Men's Club.

Circle of Honor

Beneficiary:  Carol & Scott Johnston
            Patron:  Ronna & Herbert Zimmer 
          Sponsors:
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


**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."  Rabbi will discuss her experience in Washington D.C. when she and a group of Jewish activists from across the United States lobbied Congress regarding the end of detention of children seeking asylum in our country. Rabbi Koslow will update us on this important topic and inform us what changes have happened recently.
      This program is for all congregants of B'nai Israel and their families and friends.  Many people you know may be interested in this important topic.  We hope they will join us.
       Refres hments will be served, and the  Gift Shop will be open that day for you to purchase Passover items or just to browse.  
     Please RSVP to  Laurel Westreich at laurelw5071@gmail.com

Sisterhood's next **Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, March 27th, from 1-3 PM. Arlene Burns has kindly offered to host the meeting at her home, 5083 Edinboro Lane.  Please let her know if you plan to attend: 910 392-3032.  
     Our book is Karen Bender's short story collection  The New Order. Be sure to read the chilling first story for our discussion. A copy of the book is in the shul's library.   
     All Sisterhood members are welcome to be a part of our every-other-month book club.  For more information and to be add
ed to our email list, please contact Barbara Waxman,  barbarawaxman@gmail.com

**Please make a reservation.

          Hospice News
 
A big thank you to the March Hospice dinner volunteers:  Dee Sherman, Rena Goldwasser, Barry & Pam Weiss, Janice Kingoff, Arlene Burns, and Michelle Bannon.   The next hospice dinner will be in May, details to follow.

Bags, bags, bags! 
Come and plarn!
     Thanks to everyone who has been bringing plastic grocery bags for the sleeping mat project.   We are close to what we need and that's because of the wonderful community support.  Keep them coming as any extras will go to other organizations who are making the mats.
     The next step is to sort and cut the bags to make "plarn" balls so we can begin crocheting.  There will be an open meeting to begin this on April 3rd at the synagogue, 10 am to 2 pm.  Any interested folks can attend on an "as can" drop in basis--come and stay as long as you can.  Materials, instructions (and snacks!) provided.  
 
      Any questions...please call or text Rena at 
860-490-0916.  

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.

**Men's Club
Shabbat
Zachor


Saturday,
March 16
9:30 am

** PURIM
PARTY


March 20,
6:00 pm

**Sisterhood
Book Club
Meeting

Wednesday,
March 27
1:00-3:00 pm
at
Arlene Burn's home


United Jewish Appeal
Annual  Dinner


Wednesday,
March 27, Landfall Country Club
Join the 
Bag Ladies
Making Mats
for the
Homeless
Y'all come!

  
Wednesday,
 April 3,
10:00 - 2:00
Everyone is  welcome!
**Do Not Stand
Idly by
the Suffering
of Your Neighbor

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

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

Jewish Journeys:
An
 Art Exhibit


April 25 thru May 8
in conjunction with the
Jewish Film Festival

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


Birthdays and Anniversaries
March 2019

Anniversary
Ethan Leinwand
1-Mar
Elizabeth Freedland
2-Mar

Neil Harris
5-Mar
Sharon & Jerry Spivak 5-Mar
Joan Feinstein
6-Mar
Debbie Smith
11-Mar
Amie Sloane Suchecki
12-Mar
Michal Cohen
13-Mar
Arlene & David Burns 13-Mar
Jeff Beecher
14-Mar
Bruce Maurer
15-Mar
Elizabeth & Harrison Freedland

17-Mar
Jonathan Alper
19-Mar
Esther Eisenstein
20-Mar
Carol Atwood
23-Mar
Henry Westreich
23-Mar
Jeffrey Roberts
24-Mar
Sara Maurer
27-Mar
Judy Kaplan
27-Mar
Efraim Jaronowski
28-Mar
Stanley Prushik
28-Mar

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


Yahrzeits
5779  2-8 Adar II    March 9-15, 2019

Belle Gershengoen Mother of Rita Katz
Debby Stoller Sister of Frances Strauss
Eugene Neuwirth Uncle of Marvin and Robin Neuwirth
Frances Kaplan Mother of Owen Kaplan
Naftalie Lefkowitz Father of Judith Malman
Susan Markowitz Wife of Jack Markowitz
William Schwartz Father of Brenda Mitwol

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




Donations
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.

Barbara Waxman
Sisterhood
In honor of Elaine Lathrop and her return to Wilmington
Lee & Walter Winter
General Fund
In memory of Rebecca Rogof Winter,
mother of Walter
Jeff Roberts
General Fund
In honor of Aliyot
Jeff Roberts
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In memory of
Ben Roberts
Matthew Popkin
Sisterhood Fund
In memory of
Lila Popkin 

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.



B 'nai Israel Congregation

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Office Hours Monday thru Friday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Administrative Secretary,  Kate Maclay
kate.bnaiisraelilm@gmail.com
  910-762-1117

shabbat shalom
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