B'nai Israel Congregation News 
August 9,    2019
8 Av, 5779

Shabbat Shalom

Friday, August 9,  2019 ~ 8 Av, 5779

Candle Lighting ~ 7:48 pm


Friday Evening, August 9
Pre-Neg at 6:30 pm
  Service ~ 7:00 pm

***Saturday Morning, 9 Av, August 10, 2019***
Service ~ 9:30 am
Shabbat Kiddush to follow services
sponsored by Sharon & Jerry Spivak
in honor of her mother's  90th birthday

Sedrah:   Devarim
Haftorah:   Sharon Spivak

Erev Tisha B'av Service
Saturday, August 10, 6:00 pm

A Message from the President
Dear Members, 
 ...just a moment to "kvell".  Congratulations to Slick Katz on becoming a Deputy Sheriff in Brunswick County.  Prayers for his safety, and "mazel tov" to you and Laurie as you serve and protect.  We are grateful for your help in orchestrating our safety and security at Bnai Israel and wish you well on this new challenge.
For a quiet August, we seem to have lots going on.  Committees are forming to seek our new Rabbinic and Spiritual leadership as Rabbi Kozlow prepares to leave.  I look forward to hearing from everyone as we look for leadership that best fills all of our needs.  Our diversity, uniqueness, and yet unity best describes our Congregation.  This is a good time for all to network with their friends and relatives and let them know we are looking to succeed an amazing and wonderful Rabbi with someone who shares our values and vision. The best candidates often come from the most unusual places.
Coming up are movies from our Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, our monthly dinner at Good Shepherd, a wonderful week being planned by Michelle Bannon and Rena Goldwasser to "Bake and Make", our annual Meet and Greet at Art and Bloom Gallery, a timely and provocative Sisterhood Book Club selection and meeting and of course mark your calendars for our annual SHUL DAY on September 15th. A wonderful Israeli Breakfast will be served and representatives from all of our organizations will be on hand. See our newsletter, and website for more information.
Efraim Jaronowski and the Men's Club are again putting together our Yahrzeit Book of Remembrance. Please see information below.
Finally, as you leave Friday night, say a Yasher Koach yet again to our amazing VP, Harold Eichenholz, for replacing our front light posts on Chestnut Street. He continues to light our path and set the standard for dedication and commitment.  

Shabbat Shalom see you in Shul,

CTCT-20190109_231605 Cooking at Good Shepherd
Wednesday, August 14, 4:30 pm

We need volunteers to help cook dinner for the residents at Good Shepherd next Wednesday, August 14, at 4:30 pm.  Please call the synagogue office, 910.762.1117, to sign up.

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.


8, 15, 22

Good Shepherd

August 14
4:30 pm
Sign up NOW
Bnai Israel
at Habitat 
Building Site

Sunday  morning
August 25
8:30 am
**Meet and
Know anyone interested in joining B'nai Israel?  
Invite them!

August 25,
3:00 to 5:00 pm
We hope all those interested in B'nai Israel will join us.
RSVP  910.762.1117

August 26-30
10:00 am to
2:00 pm
in the
B'nai Israel Kitchen
** History of Wilmington and Bellamy Mansion
Bellamy Mansion

August 29,
6:30 pm
Dr. Elliot Engel 
An Enlightening look at
Winston Churchill 
September 24, 
7:00 pm
followed by a dessert reception

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

Hospice News

Thank you Caroline, Rita, Susan, Jackie, Barbara, Gayle, Dodi and Leigh for volunteering for August 12. We are all set. We did it...every month this summer!

  Please email me if you would like to volunteer:    sue_mintzes@hotmail.com
(there is an underscore between sue and mintzes.)

Please join us
Sunday, August 25
between 3:00 and 5:00 in the evening
for a
Meet & Greet
and enjoy wine, cheese and Havdallah at
   Art in Bloom,  210 Princess Street
Meet the congregation  and let us greet you as we
welcome you to join our family for
the High Holidays and beyond!

Rabbi Julie Kozlow - 864-404-6893
Please kindly RSVP to the Shul office - 910-762-1117

Book of Remembrance 2019-2020
The B'nai Israel Men's Club will once again be publishing a Book of Remembrance for use during 2019-2020 Yizkor Services starting with Yom Kippur on October 9th. This Yizkor Book will include both the Yizkor service and a section devoted to the memory of dear ones who have departed. The cost for inclusion in the Yizkor Book is a donation of $10 per individual name memorialized.

The deadline for the 2019 Yizkor book form is
September 27, 2019.
Please click below for the sign-up form and return the form with a check made out to B'nai Israel Men's Club to:

B'nai Israel Men's Club
c/o Efraim Jaronowski
1163 Forest Hills Dr
Wilmington, N.C.28403

Please print names as clearly as possible. Questions?  Contact Efraim Jaronowski at 910.343.5789.  Thank You

News from the Sisterhood

First, many thanks to  Judy Malman for hosting the recent book club meeting at Carolina Bay.
     We had a very enjoyable discussion of poems across 3 decades written by Judith Viorst: the travails and the pleasures of later life, the ways we age in our marriages and our bodies, the evolving relationships with our children and our friends, the things we discover about ourselves, the ways we can cope and can cultivate a sense of humor about our lives.  Thank you to everyone for choosing and reading your decade-poems with the group. 
     Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 18th, 1-3 PM. Joelle Serot has graciously offered to host. Her address is 1024 Lindenwood Drive, Leland 28451. Her phone number is 703-909-7559.  We will organize a caravan of drivers, departing from Panera's on Oleander.   Our book is the provocative novel by Philip Roth,  The Plot Against America. 
     The book club is open to all B nai Israel  Sisterhood members. If you'd like to participate and to be added to our email list, please contact: barbarawaxman@gmail.com .


Birthdays and Anniversaries
August 2019

Celebrating Birthday
Samuel Levine Aug 1
Phyllis & Warren Rosenberg
Aug 3
Jane Birnbach Aug 6
Lyne Glaser Aug 8
Jim Liberman Aug 9
Noa Alper Aug 9
Gail & Harold Grotsky
Aug 10
Jane & Gerry Kane
Aug 11
Elane Janz Aug 13
Harold Throne Aug 15
Ronnie Schreiber Aug 15
Carolyn Moskowitz Aug 16
Margery & Henry Jordan
Aug 18
Carol & Todd Atwood
Aug 21
Glenda Dubs Aug 22
Martha & Steve Stein
Aug 22
Deborah & Martin Meyerson
Aug 23
Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz
Aug 23
Rita & Alan Katz
Aug 24
Rebekah Johnston Aug 26
Cindy & Harold Throne
Aug 28
Ellen & Jean-Paul Emard
Aug 28
Carol Johnston Aug 31

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  2 - 9  Av     August 3 - 9, 2019

Arline Strumeyer Mother of Donna Ratner
Celia Jacobs Mother of Arlene Burns
Donald Jacobs Brother of Arlene Burns
Jack Katz Father of Slick Katz
Janice Wapnick Phyllis Rosenberg
Magdalena Orlo Mother of Diane Gerberg
Max Margolis Respectfully remembered
Morris Cohen Respectfully remembered
Noah Ginsberg Respectfully remembered
Sam Berger
Father of Shirley Raphael
Solomon Uden Brother of Shirley Levine
Sylvia Wolk Schwartz Respectfully remembered
Zelda Perlman Mother of Debbie Smith

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.

Ron Turner
General Fund
In memory of Doris Silvers,
mother of Jackie Neuwirth
Phyllis & Warren Rosenberg
In memory of
Janice Wapnick
Doris Horowitz Frank
General Fund
In honor of
Daniel Retchin and 
wishing him a speedy recovery!
Pam and Barry Weiss Mazel Tov and Shalom to
our newest Deputy Sheriff
 Slick Katz 

Please help us to correctly direct your gift by including what fund you
would like your donation to support:  dues, event, benevolent fund, etc.  If you 
are making a donation in honor or memory of someone, please
include their name.

Circle of Honor

Beneficiary: Carol & Scott Johnston
Patron: Ronna & Herb Zimmer,  Anonymous
M ark Alper
Sharon & Terry Dresbach
Judith Malman
Joanna Puritz
Debbie & Jerry Smith
Rose & Alan Zimmer
Barbara & Stanley Prushik
Michelle Bannon & Rich Weisman
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
Sharon & Stephen Mechum
Deb and Martin Meyerson
Dee & Murray Sherman
Leigh & Walter Winter
Dottie & Irv Freedland
Pam & Barry Weiss

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


B 'nai Israel Congregation

Website & ShulCloud Directory

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

Administrative Secretary,  Kate Maclay

shabbat shalom