Bnai Israel Congregation News  
August 31, 2018
Shabbat Shalom 
Candle Lighting 
7:21 pm, 
FridayAugust 31, 20 Elul
Shabbat Services
****Friday Evening  8:00 pm ****
Oneg to follow service
sponsored by Debbie Arouesty & Mike Medress
and Laurie & Slick Katz
****Saturday  Morning, September 1, 21 Elul****
Shabbat Services at 9:30 am
Torah service at 10:00 am
Ki Tavo  
Kiddish Lunch following services
sponsored by Steve Stein in honor of
Martha's birthday
  The Shul office will be closed on Monday, September 3,
in observance of Labor Day.
A message from the President . . .
T he tumult has begun...
Tickets and seat assignments for the High Holidays have been sent out via email.  If you have NOT received yours or need to make a change, please call Kate in the office for help.  We can print Tickets in the office for you to pick up, or mail.  We can resend them to you if you have not received them, and most importantly we can correct any errors.  This is the first year of "electronic" Tickets, and of course it's been a challenge.  Thank all for understanding.
Holiday Alliyot have been assigned and have also been mailed.
Walter Winter and Michelle Bannon have been working very hard to orchestrate the upcoming High Holiday Services.  It is a true test to schedule everyone. If you have received a card, please respond promptly as there are over 100 different "kibbuds" or honors, and we want to include as many as possible to accommodate your honor with your attendance.
Rabbi Kozlow has been working hard on Sermons and preparation with Rabbi Golden our visiting Cantor as well as keeping up a hectic pre-holiday schedule that includes Selichot Services this Saturday, Tashlich and our annual Cemetery visitation this Sunday.  You can follow all of this on our web site  Thanks to Irv and Dottie Freedland for providing accomations for Rabbi Golden, and thanks to those that have invited Rabbi Golden to enjoy a meal with them.
Efriam Jaronowski and the Men's Club are again putting together our Yizkor Book of Remembrance and is anxiously awaiting all of you to respond with the names of your loved ones.  More information is included below in this Newsletter and on the web site.
Niki Zeldin and our Sisterhood are "fixin" to get ready for all the High Holiday events by preparing Apples and Honey for the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah services and looking for volunteers to help with our Annual Break the Fast following our Neilah service on Yom Kippur.  Please make reservations.  You don't want to miss Scott Diamond'fs fabulous Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.
The annual cleanup and inventory of Talasim and Yarmulkes by Gayle Ginsberg and Janice Kingoff has begun, and we can use your slightly used kippot to replace some of the very old ones.  Only the like new ones please.  
Our Gabbi's, Torah readers, Shofar blowers, silver polishers are all busy getting ready for the holidays.  And our Vice President, Harold Eichenholz has a steady hand on everything from the roof to the floor.  Treasurer Jerry Smith is preparing for our annual Yom Kippur appeal and making sure all the bills are paid.  And our Secretary Joanna Puritz has been helping with all our printing needs and
Todah Rabah to all and thank you for your passion as we begin these yearly rituals.

In the kitchen
I especially want to thank all those who made our Second Annual Shul Day so successful.  Our new membership duo, Stan Prushik and Barry Laub, Sue Mintzes representing Hospice, Gayle Ginsberg and Anita Liebeskind representing Hadassah, Sisterhood and UJA. Efriam Jaronowski for Men's Club, and Jerry Spivak and Carol Atwood for helping with Shul Cloud our web site and membership lists.  Ivan Schlager for photography and Yves Sion for helping set up and cleanup.  I especially am grateful for Lyne and Steve Glaser who put out the annual Israeli breakfast buffet.  
With the help of Nikki Zeldin, Michelle Bannon, Pam Weiss Deb Meyerson, Dottie Freedland, Rena Goldwasser, and Sharon Dresbach.  It was a great event.  Thanks to all.
So, as you can see, the excitement is building for the Holidays, and doesn't end until after Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret.  Stay tuned for more information and please if you have ideas on how to bring more meaning into these upcoming days please share.
See you in Shul,

Tashlich Boat Trip
Wilmington Water Tours
212 S. Water Street
Our boat trip for Tashlich will take place on Sunday, September 2, at 2:00 pm.  Please
arrive no later than 1:45 pm .
  The boat will leave promptly at 2:00pm. 
There are only A FEW seats left.   Don't be left on the dock! Call or email the Shul office to make your reservation - 910.762.1117 or 
Reservations will be closed as of Friday, August 31.
Please check your "ShulCloud" calendar for a complete event schedule.
Annual Cemetery Visit
Sunday, September 2
12:00 Noon

B'nai Israel Cemetery
307 N. 18th St.

Boat Trip
Sunday, September 2
1:45 pm
212 S. Water Street
Please board the boat 
at 1:45
Reservations will close on Friday, August 31
Erev Rosh Hashanah
September 9
6:00 pm
Erev Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre
September 18
6:30 pm

**Please make a reservation.

Yom Kippur 2018
The B'nai Israel Men's Club will once again be publishing a Book of Remembrance for use during the 2018-2019 Yizkor services starting with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19.
     The cost for inclusion in the Yizkor Book is a donation of $10 per individual name memorialized.  The deadline for Inclusion in the booklet is September 7, 2018.
     Forms are available on the link below, at the synagogue and on our website.  
                Visit our Website 

Please send your completed form to:
B'nai Israel Men's Club
c/o Efraim Jaronowski
1163 Forest Hills Dr
Wilmington, N.C.28403

Toiletries Needed for
Good Shepherd Ministries
It's hard to imagine not having soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant or even a toothbrush.  The homeless taking shelter at Good Shepherd Ministries are usually do not have such much-needed items.  If you have unused and unopened samples of any of these to share, please put them in the basket in the Gift Shop.  They will be SO appreciated.  
-B'nai Israel Sisterhood

Sisterhood Challah Bake
Temple of Israel Ladies Concordia Society are sponsoring a Challah Bake on Thursday, September 6 at 5:30 at the Reibman Center.  In an effort to forge cooperation and friendships, members from both Sisterhood and LCS have supported many of the programs offered by both of our organizations.  For more information and RSVP contact Carolyn Rhodes

Sisterhood Book Club Meeting: August 29, 2018
The Sisterhood Book Club, hosted by Judy Malman, gathered at Carolina Bay in a private dining room on August 29 th to discuss Nicole Krauss's The History of Love. Judy arranged delicious snacks in a lovely setting as we discussed the novel's tales of Polish Holocaust survivors, writers, and other characters whose lives are marked by history and also by their journeys from Europe to New York, to Israel, to Chile and to Argentina.  While the book was challenging to read, many thought it had a lot to say about love, memory, people's yearning to be visible to others, language (Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Spanish, and nonverbal communication), and the long-range effects of the Holocaust on Jewish lives, from generation to generation.  Judy also gave us some information about the author's life and mentioned excerpts from reviews of the novel. 
     Our discussants were: Mimi Bloch, Arlene Burns, Roberta Eichenholz, Rena Goldwasser, Elaine Lathrop, Dodi Levy, Judy Malman, Sue Mintzes, Sandy Moskowitz, Pam Sender, and Barbara Waxman. Many thanks to Judy for her gracious hosting and to all the participants for their great insights about the novel.
     Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 1-3 PM, at the home of Dodi Levy. We will discuss Neil Simon's play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, which is available on Amazon.  Pam Sender, our Sisterhood librarian, will also order a copy for the synagogue library.
All Sisterhood members are welcome to participate in our book club. If you are interested, please contact Barbara Waxman,, and she will put you on our mailing list.

Visit the Bnai Israel Gift Shop!
Our new items have arrived ... talit bags, women's head coverings, some beautiful gift ware for Rash Hashanah, your Yom Kippur table, and more.  You are welcome to visit during the week between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.  We accept cash, checks (preferred) and credit cards.  Just give Kate a call to let her know you 
will be stopping by - 910.762.1117.

1st Annual United Jewish Appeal of Wilmington
G olf Outing
Monday, October 22, 2018

5778    14-20 Elul    (August 25-31, 2018)
The yahrzeits represent those whom we have remembered over the past week.
Saturday evening through Friday Shabbat

Abraham D'Lugin
Father of Lorraine Fleishmann
David Drogin
Brother of Carol Atwood
Isadore Lieberman Father of Jim Liberman
Joseph M. Block Uncle of Franklin Block
Mabel Eisenstein Mother of Buddy Eisenstein
Marvin Birnbach Father of Jane Birnbach
Moshe Langer Father of Peter Langer
Rachel R. Suger Mother of Cookie Cohen
Robert Bonnie Shain Respectfully remembered
Samuel Silberg Father of Faye Sobol
Westreich family,
Bayl, Gitel & Marcus
Grandmother, Aunt and Uncle 
of Henry Westreich

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.
Barbara & Robert Waxman
Mazel Tov!!  to
Martha & Steve Stein
on their Silver anniversary
Michelle Bannon & Rich Weisman
Oneg/Kiddush Fund
In honor of 
Martha & Steve Stein's 25th anniversary
Marv & Ester Eisenstein
General Fund
In memory of 
Rae Greenberg
Carol Atwood
General Fund
In memory of her brother,
David Lawrence Drogin
Jim Liberman
General Fund
In memory of 
Isadore Liberman

We are blessed to get many checks every week; however, please help us correctly direct your money 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.

Birthdays and Anniversaries
September 2018
Carol Johnston Aug 31
Sept 1
Sept 2
Cody Jr.
Sept 3
Sept 9
Sept 9
Sept 9
Sept 9
Sept 10
Sept 12
Sept 14
Sept 15
Sept 17
Sept 18
Sept 18
Sept 20
Sept 21
Sept 23
Sept 24
Sept 24
Sept 25
Sept 25
Sept 26
Sept 29

Birthdays and Anniversaries come from your Shul Cloud Member Profile.  If your 
 special day is NOT included, 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

"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 . You will be helping to guarantee that Bnai Israel can continue to serve all families and members , regardless of their financial status , and that we will provide the best religious, educational, and social programs possible to serve our entire Jewish community. 

Benefactors:                               Carol and Scott Johnston
                                                          Bucky Stein 
                                                              Patrons:                                          Reuben Silver 
Mark Alper, Carol & Todd Atwood, Michelle Bannon & Richard Weisman ,Roberta & Harold Eichenholz, 
Judith E. Malman,  Sharon & Stephen Mechum, Carolyn & Bruce Moskowitz, Beth & Walter Pancoe,
 Dee & Murray Sherman ,Debbie & Jerry Smith ,Martha & Steve Stein ,Howard Stein, Pam & Barry Weiss, Leigh &Walter Winter, Rose and Alan Zimmer, Ronna & Herb Zimmer  

Our Circle is growing. We are very grateful to those who have chosen to participate: 

For more information about the Circle of Honor CLICK HERE 

B 'nai Israel Congregation

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Administrative Secretary,  Kate Maclay

shabbat shalom

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