B'nai Israel Congregation News 
June 7, 2019
4 Sivan, 5779

Shabbat Shalom
Friday, June 7, 4 Sivan

Candle Lighting ~ 8:04 pm

***Friday Evening, June 7***
Service ~ 6:30 pm
Shabbat Oneg to follow services
sponsored by Michelle Bannon and
Richard Weisman

***Saturday Morning, 5 Sivan, June 8***
Service ~ 9:30 am
Shabbat Kiddush to follow services

Sedrah ~ B'midbar

A Message from the President
Dear Members,
Security has become our number one concern and priority, and our new systems are in place.  It is a safe feeling to know that our building is locked, and cameras are in place to monitor entry.  I think we all we agree that the inconvenience is worth the safety.  On that note, the Wilmington Police Department will be here on Wednesday at 1 pm to present the highly recommended ALICE response program.   Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.  Security has become our number one concern and we are taking every measure and precaution and to be better prepared.  I encourage anyone that can attend this program to try to make it.  Call Kate in our office for more information.

Shabbat Shalom,

ALICE Training
Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 pm
in Bnai Israel Social Hall
ALL members are URGED to take part in
this life-saving training.
Contact the synagogue office to sign up - 910-762-1117.

An ALICE Training Instructor from the Wilmington Police Department will lead our class to provide preparation and a plan for us on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option-based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional "lock-down only" approach.

Protection and safety must be the priority in an Active Shooter event or Terrorist Attack. Circumstantial and operational concerns vary in every new situation. ALICE Training provides options  that address the unique challenges specific to houses of worship.

ALICE  is the leading training solution that increases an organization's and individual's odds of survival during a violent intruder event. It is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lock down.


Below is a photo of our new door bell at the front (Chestnut Street) and back (into kitchen area) doors.  F irmly but quickly press the silver button   and someone will let you in  between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  Those who need access at other times will be given another method of entry.  

        This button MUST be pushed
        in order to get out.

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.

** Liel Shavout
Dairy Potluck
June 8, 6:00 pm
Freedland home, 
704 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach


Sunday, June 9
9:30 am.

Bag Lady

We need plastic grocery bags
to make the 
June 10, 
10 am - Noon

life-saving training for an
active shooter or
intruder situation.

June 12 at 1:00 pm
at B'nai Israel


Hank Lathrop

June 16
3:00 pm


June 21
6:30 pm

Hadassah Meeting

Sunday, June 30
10:00 am
Reibman Center
922 Market St.

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

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
We are in great need of volunteers!
     Hello everyone!  Just one more week till the B'nai Israel Bag Ladies (& Gents!) kickoff meeting on June 10, 10 am - 12 Noon at synagogue.  Snacks, instructions, and all materials are provided.  We will gather every other Monday and ALL are invited. Any time that you can give us on a regular basis will be appreciated.
Use Crochet Needles P or Q
Knitting Needles = Circular 15 or 19
or what is comfortable for you.
     There is a sample mat on display in the synagogue auditorium.  I invite everyone who is interested to                     bring their friends to our meetings as well.

If you don't want to knit or crochet, 
you could cut bags into strips and wind that into balls.
OR you could just cut OR just wind!
VERY EASY!  That's PLARN making.
           Three mats are in the works, and we need an on-going supply of  the plarn balls to make this sustainable.  There are SO many who need the mats and UNLIMITED plastic bags that need to be recycled!!!  
     Hope to see you on June 10th, or please contact me for further information.  Our hope is to make this a permanent, ongoing BI project.  It brings our community together and it's the Jewish thing to do!!
Contact Rena Goldwasser by phone or text
at 860.490.0916 or simplythebest53@yahoo.com

Sunday Morning,
June 30, 10:00-Noon
Reibman Center
922 Market Street
Refreshments and good company!

Our speaker will be Leigh K. Johnson, MPA, Director of Philanthropy at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.

Please RSVP to Roberta Eichenholz, hadassahwilmnc@gmail.com or call  301.980.2063.  
Birthdays and Anniversaries
June 2019

          Celebrating Birthday Anniversary
Moskowitz 2-Jun
Jordan 4-Jun
Kingoff 5-Jun
Johnston 11-Jun
Jeanne & Irwin
Lecker 12-Jun
Pam & Barry
Weiss 13-Jun
Kurzer 16-Jun
Melanie & Joel
Frank 19-Jun
Meyerson 21-Jun
Beryl & Jay


Arouesty 23-Jun
Serot 23-Jun
Waxman 24-Jun
Penelope Wynn
Mehler 24-Jun
Sion 26-Jun
Agnoff 27-Jun
Markowitz 28-Jun
Terry & Louis
Jenson 28-Jun
Neuwirth 29-Jun
Raphael 29-Jun
Rabbi Julie

Kozlow 29-Jun

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

              Circle of Honor

Beneficiary: Carol & Scott Johnston
Patron: Ronna/Herb Zimmer, Anonymous
Mark 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
Dee & Murray Sherman
Lee & Walter Winter
Dottie & Irv Freedland

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

5779  27 Iyar - 4 Sivan    June 1-7, 2019

Adolph Turem
Respectfully remembered
Frances Weiss
Faygalah Bat Mordechai
Mother of Lyne Glaser and
Barry Weiss
Freda Weinrich Mother of Stanley Weinrich
Herbert Moskowitz Father of Bruce and
husband of Sandy Moskowitz
Issac Levine Respectfully remembered
Joseph Max Schwartz Respectfully remembered
Lee Uden Brother of Shirley Levine
Lewis Fox Respectfully remembered
Louis Zimmer Respectfully remembered
Milton Fleishman Father of Neal Fleishman
Nathan Ellis Block Respectfully remembered
Pauline Yellon Mother-in-law of Mike Medress
Roberta Cardona Sister of Terry Jensen
Sophye Caplan Rudin Respectfully remembered
Sylvia Abrams Respectfully remembered

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

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.

Mary & Jeff Barnhill
Building Fund
In honor of 
Shirley Raphael's
90th Birthday
B'nai Israel Sisterhood
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In honor of and appreciation for  Rabbi Julie's
program for the Sisterhood
Pam & Barry Weiss
General Fund
In memory of 
Fran Weiss
Barbara & Rabbi Waxman
General Fund
In memory of Kevin Taylor,
Anita Liebeskind's grandson
Roslyn & Issac Lasar
General Fund
In memory of
Joe Reitblatt
Laurie & Slick Katz
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In memory of
Kevin Taylor
Anita Liesbeskind's grandson
Laurie & Slick Katz
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In honor of 
Barbara & Stan Prushik's
50th Anniversary
Laurie & Slick Katz
Benevolent Fund
In honor of Bucky Stein's 94th birthday; may you continue to thrive and celebrate many more years in good health and happiness

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