B'nai Israel Congregation News 
February 8, 2019
3 Adar 1, 5779

Shabbat Shalom
Friday, February 8, 3 Adar 1
Candle Lighting ~ 5:17 pm

***Friday Evening, February 8***
Pre-neg at 5:30 pm
Shabbat Service - 6:30 pm

***Saturday Morning, February 9***
Service ~ 9:30 am
Kiddush to follow
Sedrah ~ Terumah
Message from the President
Dear Members and Friends,
Two items to report from the past week.
1.  We mourned the passing of Itchy Popkin but in truth, we celebrated his life.  With little warning Itchy passed away last week and was buried in our Bnai Israel cemetery on Monday.  Our community came together as one family, and provided all the traditions, respect, and care to Itchy and the Popkin family.  Rabbi Kozlow and Rabbi Waxman officiated, volunteers came together for the Chevra Kiddusha, and a Mitzvah Kiddish was provided for the family and those returning from the cemetery.  We extend our deepest thoughts and condolences to Diane, Lance, Keith and Elaine and all the Popkin family yet know that Itchy left us better for having known him.  Thanks to all that helped in this mitzvah of honoring our loved ones.
2.  The second event, last Sunday, was the Men's Club annual Super Bowl Party.  Thank you to Efraim Jaronowski for putting the event together, taking care of food, screens, and so much more and thanks to Debbie and Jerry Smith for hosting the event at their home.  It was a great turn-out, and we look forward to next year.  
     Dues notices have been sent out, and we greatly appreciate those that have already sent in their payments.  Please contact me if you need to make any payment arrangements or need financial help.  I also encourage those that can, to be included in our Circle of Honor.  These additional funds help offset those families that can't pay full dues, as well as insure that we continue to provide the highest level of Conservative Judaic services, programs, education and social interaction as possible.  
     We have been working to clean up our cemetery still from Hurricane Florence, as well as repairing 60 years of wear and tear on the brick and mortar of our building and hope to complete these in the next few weeks. After which, we will begin to renovate our sanctuary.  Stay tuned for more information on the progress and results of the hard work of our design committee.  
     Start thinking about your costume for Purim, coming up on Wednesday, March 20th.  This is truly one of the FUNNEST nights of the year.  Costumes, music, food, and of course the "Shushan Bar".  
     Don't forget this week is our PRE-NEG.  5:30 for a nosh and glass of wine followed by services at 6:30.  
Shabbat Shalom, and see you in Shul,

Guest Chef Dinner
Friday, February 22, 2019  6:30 pm

Be sure to sign up for a lovely Guest Chef Shabbat.  The service will begin at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a meal inspired and prepared by our recent travelers to Israel.

All are welcome.  Just call or email the synagogue office to let us know how many of you will be attending.  The cost is only $10 per person or a maximum of $20 per 

910.762.1117 or kate.bnaiisraelilm@gmail.com
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.

** Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Julie

February 13, 12:00 Noon
**Cooking for Good Shepherd
sign up with Shul office

 February 13,
4:30 pm
Lecture and discussion with Dr. Jeff Beecher about stroke

Sund ay, Feb.   17,
at B'nai Israel
by the Sisterhood

**Guest Chef

February 22
6:30 pm

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

Sisterhood Dues for 2019
The dues for the year are $36 for Bnai Israel members and $54 for non-Bnai Israel members. If you are a new Bnai Israel member your first year is free. Dues can be paid by credit card on ShulCloud or by check, payable to Bnai Israel Sisterhood.

An invitation to all women of B'nai Israel:
Please plan to join your Sisterhood members at the Synagogue on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 to hear and participate in a program lead by Dr. Jeff Beecher regarding Stroke Prevention.  This invitation includes spouses, significant others, parents and friends.
This is a perfect time to meet Sisterhood members, be part of an interesting afternoon, and join/rejoin B'nai Israel's proud Sisterhood.
Please RSVP to either:   Dee Sherman    dee21841@gmail.com   or
Diane Gerber balletladi@aol.com  so we know how many people to expect.  We look forward to seeing you there

Birthdays and Anniversaries
February 2019

Pearl Retchin February 4
Alexa Revell February 5
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz February 5 anniversary
Reba Alper February 7
Owen Kaplan February 7
Diane Gerberg February 9
Ellen Emard February 9
Sharon Spivak February 11
Michael Galub February 12
Susan Hoffman February 12
Barbara & David Laniado
February 14 anniversary
Debbie & Jerry Smith
February 14 anniversary
Dee Sherman February 18
Margery Jordan February 19
Samuel Weisman February 21
Laurel Westreich February 21
Edie Zeldin February 22
Jackie Neuwirth February 23
Gayle Ginsberg
February 24
Mike Huckman & John Klekamp
February 24 anniversary
Shirley Leinwand
February 25

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  27 Shevat-3 Adar 1  February 2-8, 2019
The Yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week, Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat.

Anne Plisco Stein
Respectfully remembered
Benjamin Feinstein Father of Fred Feinstein
Edgar Lathrop Father of Henry Lathrop
Leo Bakst Father of Debbie Arouesty
Murray Tannenbaum Father of Ronna Zimmer
Pearl Jacobson Mother of Jay Jacobson

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.

Stephen Cowan
Benevolent Fund
In memory of Mollie Cowan,
Steve's mother
Sunshine Meals
In appreciation
and support
Susanne Lury
Florence Disaster Relief
In memory of
Itchy Popkin
Jim & Mary Owens
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Ivins Itchy Popkin
Jay & Beryl Jacobson
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Nathan Stein
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Carroll
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Ivins Popkin
Joan & Fred Feinstein
Discretionary Fund
In memory of 
Benjamin Feinstein
Glenda & Alan Dubs
Building Fund
In memory of
Gloria Steinbach
Ronna & Herbert Zimmer
General Fund
In memory of 
Murray Tannenbaum,
father of Ronna

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

shabbat shalom

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