B'nai Israel Congregation News 
January 11, 2019
5th of Shevat, 5779
Shabbat Shalom
Friday, January 11, 5 Shevat
Candle Lighting ~ 4:57 pm
Shabbat Services
***Friday Evening, January 11, 5 Shevat***
Pre-neg at 5:30 pm
Service 6:30 pm

***Saturday Morning, January 5, 28 Tevet***
Service ~ 9:30 am
Sedrah ~ Bo

Message from the President
Dear Members and Friends,

As we embark on a new year, if you have not made all your New Year resolutions, may I suggest including volunteer work for 2019.  Bnai Israel offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer your time often more precious than your money.  Here are a few opportunities to think about for the coming year that will make our congregation a better place.
Under the guidance of Sue Mintzes, we provide a monthly meal for Hospice.  This is where we prepare and deliver dinner for those families that are caring for loved ones and family that are in Hospice care at Lower Cape Fear Hospice center.  I encourage you to participate and visit this facility during the year and see how important this work is and the respect and care provided by this amazing community organization.
Rabbi Kozlow oversees our monthly dinner at Good Shepherd Center where our group meets at 4:30 and prepares a meal for almost 100 guests of the Good Shepherd House who otherwise might not have a place to sleep or a meal to eat.  The gratitude and appreciation shown by those in need at these meals, and the opportunity to serve is rewarding beyond words and I encourage all to be a part of this project.
Additionally, we are putting together a corps of ushers and greeters for our Friday night Shabbat Services and Saturday mornings.  Those who volunteer for this group will make sure that our members and guests are welcomed into our home.  Please call me to become part of this group and to schedule the times you are available.
Volunteers for our Ritual Committee under Rabbi Kozlow's guidance are needed as we enter a critical time in American Judaism and discuss and evaluate our Jewish identity and traditions.  Contact Steve Stein if you would like to be a part of this group.
Scott Johnston is looking for volunteers to help codify and present a new voting procedure that might include Proxy voting.  Let me know if you are interested in this group.
Michelle Bannon is always looking for more volunteers to help with the "Sunshine Meal" program that provides meals for those coming out of the hospital, or at home and not feeling well.  Please contact Michelle to help.
We can always use volunteers for our Onegs, Kiddishes and Guest Chef Dinners.  Please check your calendars for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Yahrzeits, or any other occasion that might prompt you to host a Friday night or Saturday morning Oneg or Kiddish.  Contact Anita Leibiskind to get on the schedule.
We always welcome and encourage Haftorah and Torah readers for Shabbat morning.  Look up your bar Mitzvah date, and Rabbi Kozlow can help you find the date that this portion will be read this year.  Contact Alan Gerberg, our Gabbi, for scheduling.  
Sisterhood, Men's Club and our very special Kava-notes are all looking for new members and welcome all those that want to participate.
This is just a start of where you can volunteer and help. Thanks to all those that lead and participate in these groups, and thanks to all of you that will reach out and join this year.  Contact Kate in our office weekdays from 10-4 and she will direct you to the appropriate person.
You can follow all these activities in our weekly Newsletter or on line on our web site.
Shabbat Shalom, and see you in Shul.  

At our website on ShulCloud, www.bnaiisraelilm.shulcloud.com,
under the tab
is the drop-down box for 
"Onegs & Kiddush."
Under that tab you will find many suggestions for food items
for these events as well as a place
to sign up to sponsor one of them.
                                   Take a look!

Fund-raiser for our
favorite charity
B'nai Israel
$25 for a book
filled with discount 
coupons for oodles of retailers, service suppliers, restaurants, golf clubs and courses, museums, tours, tax services, cell phone repairs, cleaning services.  This is the best book EVER!

Get your coupon book
in the synagogue office and pay by cash, check or online.


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.

The Sisterhood
will be the

January 18,
6:30 pm

January 27,
4:30 pm
Book Club

January 30,
1:00-3:00 pm
**Men's Club
Super Bowl Party
ALL members
are welcome

Sunday, Feb. 3,
6:00 pm
Debbie & Jerry Smith's home

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


Thank you to our January volunteers: Margery Jordan, Alane Savod, Ruth Smith, Dodi Levy, Gayle Ginsberg, Roselle Margolis and Laurel Westreich.
The next dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13: Needed are 2 entrees, 2 salads/vegetables, 2 desserts.  Each dish should serve 8-10 people.
If you would like to help please let me know: Laurel Westreich, laurelw5071@gmail.com, 201-317-5071.

Men's Club Super Bowl Party
All B'nai Israel members are invited!

Sunday February 3, 2019
TIME: 6:00 PM -- Kick off is 6:30 PM 
PLACE: Debbie & Jerry Smith's home in Landfall
BYO Beer or wine
RSVP needed by January 28, 2019
please call or email 
Efraim Jaronowski at 910-343-5789 or zb42@att.net 

Sisterhood Dues for 2019
It's that time of the year for renewal of Sisterhood 2019 membership.  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.

Guest Chef Dinner & Sisterhood Shabbat   
Friday January 18, 6:30 pm
If you wish to participate in the service by reading an English or Hebrew prayer or help with the dinner preparation on Friday morning, contact Sue Mintzes at   sue_mintzes@hotmail.com.  Please RSVP to Diane Gerberg at  balletladi@aol.com.

Birthdays and Anniversaries
January 2019

Andrew Schreiber
Rena Goldwasser
Jerry Spivak
Scott Johnston
Howard Stein
Laurie Katz
Alan Dubs
Mike Huckman
Heather Harris
Deborah Meyerson
Stephen Cowan
Walter Winter
Sue Mintzes

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  5-6 Shevat   January 11-12, 2019
The Yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week, Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat.

Herbert W. Smith
Father of Jerry Smith
Benjamin Kurtzman Father of Ronald Kurtzman
Eleanor Gerberg Mother of Alan Gerberg
Harry Hubelbank Father of Miriam Bloch
Harry Joseph Trucker Respectfully remembered
Helen Solomon Mother of Sue Mintzes
James Orio Father of Diane Gerberg
Julius Segerman Respectfully remembered
Marjorie Matsil Sister of Frances Strauss
Murray Gainsburg Father of Joan Feinstein
Sam Bork Father of Pamela Sender
Samuel Bluestein Father of Elaine Janz
Zvi Israel Cohen Son of Cookie Cohen and brother of Michal Cohen

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.

Gayle & Robert Weiss
General Fund
In memory of Fran Weiss and with get well wishes
for Steve Glaser
Carolyn Moskowitz
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Wishing a full recovery
to Rabbi Julie
Linda & James Martin
Cemetery Fund
In memory of 
Doris Silvers
Robin & Gary Sherman
General Fund
In memory of 
Doris Silvers
Michelle Bannon
Cemetery Fund
In memory of her father,
Winfield Bannon
Rita & Alan Katz
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Wishing Elaine Lathrop full
recovery in body and spirit
Rita & Alan Katz
Cemetery Fund
In memory of Rena Goldwasser's mother,
Bella Kalichman Glat
Carol Atwood
General Fund
In memory of Rena Goldwasser's mother,
Bella Kalichman Glat
Maria & Ed Turlington
General Fund
In memory of
Doris Silvers
Claire & Ed Schweriner
General Fund
In memory of
Doris Silvers
Joan & Fred Feinstein
General Fund
In memory of
Murray Gainsburg
Sandy Moskowitz
Cemetery Fund
In memory of Doris Silvers, mother of Jackie Neuwirth and Eileen Leinwand
Ellen & Jacob Steinberg
General Fund
In memory of
Doris Silvers
Martha & Steve Stein
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Get well wishes to Elaine Lathrop
Martha & Steve Stein
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Doris Silvers
Martha & Steve Stein
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Bella Kalichman Glat
Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz
Sunshine Meals Fund
In memory of
Doris Silvers
Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz
Sunshine Meals Fund
In memory of
Bella Kalichman Glat
Martha & Steve Stein
Cemetery Fund
In memory of
Robert F. Clemmons,
father of Thom Clemmons
Pam & Barry Weiss
General Fund
In Memory of Doris Silvers
In Memory of Robert Clemmone
In Memory of Bella Kalichman
For the Speedy Recovery of
Elaine Lathrop & Steve Glaser

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.

"All Israel is responsible for one another." 
- The Talmud 
Membership in the Circle of Honor is an annual gift. Please consider joining one of the Circle of Honor levels . Your gift will guarantee that B'nai Israel continues to serve all families and members, regardless of their financial status.   It will also ensure that we provide the best religious, educational, and social programs possible to serve our entire Jewish community. 

Our Circle is growing.  We are very grateful 
for those who have participated:

Mark Alper
Carol & Todd Atwood
Michelle Bannon & Rich Weisman
Roberta & Harold Eichenholz
Joan & Fred Feinstein
Carol & Scott Johnston
Judith Malman
Sharon & Stephen Mechum
Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz
Beth & Walter Pancoe
Dee & Murray Sherma n
Reuben Silver
May his memory be for a blessing.
Debbie & Jerry Smith
Bucky Stein
Howard Stein
Martha & Steve Stein
Pam & Barry Weiss
Leigh & Walter Winter
Ronna & Herb Zimmer
Rose & Alan Zimmer

For more information about the Circle of Honor CLICK HERE

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Administrative Secretary,  Kate Maclay

shabbat shalom

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