Michelle Bannon and Rich Weisman in honor of the 50th anniversary of
Rich's Bar Mitzvah
Whether you call it UJA-United Jewish Appeal, or its new title of United Federation of North America, UFNA, the purpose and needs of this organization are as important now as they ever have been. This past Wednesday evening we had the annual Federation dinner. This annual event is an opportunity for the entire Jewish population of greater New Hanover and Brunswick counties to come together, celebrate the state of Israel, become more familiar and updated with the current needs and biggest issues facing our brothers and sisters in what is truly a country in a constant state of emergency.
This year, the speaker was Avi Melamed , founder and CEO of Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives an expert on current affairs in the Arab and Muslim world. We were served a full dose of reality with his timely presentation of how the struggles within the Arab world were not lessening any of the tension between Israel, Gaza, the Palestinians, and of course Iran, Syria and the rest of the Arab world in its on turmoil between Sunnis, Shiites and the multitude of terrorist organizations, i.e. Hamas, ISIS and many more. According to Avi our hopes for peace in our lifetime are going to require a total philosophical shift for many of these groups that are determined to destroy and eliminate Israel.
In the meantime, Israel continues to thrive, grow, build, and attract new citizens with much help from the American Jewish community.
Our mission as American Jews is to support Israel regardless of politics or personalities. The need for financial aid, Americans now raise $1,000,000,000 (that's Billion) to help feed Israeli's aging population, house and educate new emigrants that are coming every day, and provide medical services for all.
If you missed this year's dinner, I ask that you not turn you back on Israel and donate now to help with this daunting task of protecting an entire country so that Judaism continues to fight and defend itself from hatred and anti-Semitism that pervades the world.
Contact Alan Katz (452-7884) or Shelly Rosenberg (383-3437) to make your donations and be sure to put next year's dinner on your schedule.
Shabbat Shalom, see you in Shul.
We have made a change!
We will now have Hospice meals on the
instead of Wednesday.
Thank you Mimi Bloch, Caroline Eisenstein, and Sandy Moskowitz for volunteering for a Hospice meal on May 13. Main dishes, salads and desserts are still needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
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.
10:00 - 2:00
Cooking for Good Shepherd
**Do Not Stand
of Your Neighbor
Sunday, April 14,
Rabbi Julie Kozlow
Jewish Film Festival
April 28 & 29
May 1, 5, 6 & 8
April 25 thru May 8
in conjunction with the
Jewish Film Festival
UNCW Seahawks vs.
* Please see following article
**Please make a reservation by calling or emailing the Shul office.
910.762.1117 ~ email@example.com
Men's Club Outing - BASEBALL
UNCW vs. James Madison
May 16th, 6:00 pm at Brooks Statium
$8:00 per person
Sign-up deadline is April 26th!!
Send your check and sign up IMMEDIATELY because seating is limited. Late sign-ups may have to get tickets on their own and may NOT be able to sit with the Men's Club group. Send your check to:
1163 Forest Hills Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
or drop your check off in the B'nai Israel office.
Legal Fund for Luis Caballero-Herrera
Per request from Luis & Bianca, we will not be pursuing a legal defense at this time.
Rabbi Julie is collecting various types of donations for the family. Please contact Rabbi Julie if you would like to help Bianca & the girls.
Please keep Luis, Bianca and their daughters in your prayers.
Circle of Honor
Beneficiary: Carol & Scott Johnston
Patron: Ronna & Herbert Zimmer,
Sharon & Terry Dresbach
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
For more information or to sign up for the Circle of Honor
under Donation and Payments, Make Payments or Donate Now,
and at the TYPE drop-down box, select what it is that
you are paying for, such as Passover-Seder, Purim,
Cemetery Fund, Dues, etc. rather than always choosing
This will identify what you are paying for,
and your account will be credited correctly.
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.
Any questions...please call or text Rena Goldwasser at
Why is it important to be a Sisterhood member? There are so many reasons. First, and most important, is that the Sisterhood is an active part of the synagogue. Much of the programming supports and contributes to the functioning of the synagogue, and the Sisterhood helps sustain the culture of our synagogue community.
Innovative and varied programming helps encourage our synagogue membership to be involved in our religious and larger community life. We contribute funding for the holidays and coordinate shivah meals. Many of our members help monthly to prepare meals for families of Hospice patients.
We also join together to create the Sisterhood Shabbat; attend one evening of the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival together; visit the Cameron Art Museum annually; and plan and prepare some congregation educational programs. There is also a B'nai Israel Sisterhood Book Club, and we enjoy the camaraderie of being and working together.
Join the fun and the joy of service and consider joining the B'nai Israel Sisterhood. It is easy to do and we welcome you. You can use your ShulCloud account or call one of Co-Presidents: Diane Gerberg (910-399-6201) or Barbara Waxman (910-763-7460). We look forward to hearing from you.
**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. The program is for all congregants of B'nai Israel as well as their families and friends.
Refreshments will be served, and the Gift Shop will be open that day for you to purchase Passover items or just to browse.