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RABBI’S REFLECTIONS

IN THIS ISSUE

“Hearing Men’s Voices” I am now well into my second year at Beth Judea, and I continue to marvel at how active a synagogue we have. There are so many programs and classes that even I get confused about them. But that’s not bad; it is a sign of the vibrancy of our community that we are able to offer so many things and that they are so well attended. I want to draw your attention to one such program that you may have overlooked. It is called Hearing Men’s Voices, and it is part of a national program established by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. We know that open communication is a hallmark of women’s groups. Whether it is by nature or because of societal expectations, the tendency is for women to talk together but for men to keep their feelings to themselves. Hearing Men’s Voices provides a place for men to share their experiences in a confidential setting. It is comparable to many Sisterhood functions, where concerns that are specific to women’s lives are aired in a supportive group. I encourage our Beth Judea men to check out one of the programs that are being held at the shul this year, and our Beth Judea women to encourage their husbands to do so. The benefits of opening up accrue not only to the men who take part; knowing that they have a safe arena to do so can also benefit their relationships with wives, children and others in their lives.

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Rabbi’s Reflections …………………………………..…. 1 Scotch Bowl and Dinner …….………………………….. 2 President’s Message …………………………………... 3 Mission Statement ………………………………………. 3 B’Nai Mitzvah Bios……………………………………….. 4 Special Notices: Board Positions Available …………………………… 4 Puirim Madquerade …….…………………………… 5 Hesed (Caring) Committee ………………………… 5 Mitzvah Mall …………………………………………. 5 Education ..……………………………………………... 6 Focus on Families ……………………………………… 7 Youth ……………………………………………………. 9 Sisterhood……………………………………………….. 10 Z’Havah ………………………………………………..... 11 Men’s Club ……………………………………………… 11 Adult Education ………………………………………… 12 Social Action…………………………..………………… 15 BJE ……………………………………………………… 15 Goodman Blog (Part 11) ……………………………... 16 SHALVA ………………………………………………… 19 Bikur Cholim …………………………………………….. 20 College Connections ……………….………………… 21 Community Connections ……………………………… 21 Sisterhood Gift Shop ………………………………….. 21 Birthdays and Anniversaries ………………………….. 23 Yahrzeits……………………………………………….… 24 Tributes……………………………………………….….. 26 January/February Calendar ………….……………….. 30 Index of Flyers and Advertisers……………….……… 32

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers January 4, 2013 – 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of January will be recognized at our service on January 4th. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude by 8:15 pm. Children of every age are welcome!

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