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Table of Contents Page Shabbat Dinner and Service Honoring Our New Members …………………..

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Gabbi Instruction Series …………………………………………………………… 3 Kab Shab (Alternative Kabbalat Service) ………………………..……………..… 4 ADULT EDUCATION SERIES FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER: Ongoing Classes (Torah Study, Interpretive Minyan, Etc.)………………………. Hebrew Literacy 1………………………………………………………………… Tap the Torah……………………………………………………………….…….. Israeli Innovations and the Masorti Movement in Israel………………………..… Service Skills: Weekday Ma’ariv………………………………………………… Parsha Perspectives………………………………………………….……………. Haftarah Trope……………………………………………………………………. Lunch & Learn……………………………………………………………………. Our Jewish Heritage through Root Vegetables…………………………………… L’CHAIM: Life 101……………………………………………………………… Jewish Film Series II………………………………………………………………

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THE FLORENCE MELTON SCHOOL OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING……….. 9 - 11 FOCUS ON FAMILY – September Family Programs………………………………. 12 HEBREW SCHOOL: Pancake Breakfast…………………………………………………….……..…… 13 SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Hebrew School Parent Programs……………………………..…………14 Upcoming Synagogue Events………………………………………………………14 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS……………………………................……………….15 COMMUNITY JEWISH HIGH.................................................................................... 16 TAGLIGHT BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL........................................................................... 17 AIPAC.......................................................................................................................... 18

YOUTH EVENTS: USY, Kadima, Kadinkers............................................................. 19 – 20 SISTERHOOD EVENTS: Morkes Chocolates................................................................................................. Book Club Events.................................................................................................. Entertainment Books Are Here-Fundraisers-Giftshop Coupon.............................

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS............................................................................. Solomon Schechter Day School Reunion and more

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MITZVAH MALL –GIFT CARDS............................................................................

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ADULT EDUCATION

CBJ GABBAI INSTRUCTION SERIES Wednesday Evenings – 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

October 9, 16, 23, 30 A GABBAI is the stage manager and choreographer of the centerpiece Torah Service on Shabbat, weekdays and Holidays. The role requires skills in Hebrew, trope, tradition, logistics and people management. The skills properly exercised can stimulate and engage the kahal, give support to those with honors, and motivate our Torah readers to be the best they can be.

If these are skills you want to develop consider attending the GABBAI INSTRUCTION SERIES on Wednesday evenings in October 2013: October 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30- 7:15 PM. RSVP by 10/1/13 to Orin Rotman: orotman@comcast.net or by calling 312-236-5375 (office) or 847-541-9440 (home). Adults and teens with previous Hebrew and Torah trope skills are welcome to participate.

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Alternative Kabbalat Shabbat Service!

Alternative Kabbalat Shabbat Service! at Beth Judea - Kab Shab Friday Evenings in the Beit Midrash – 7:30 pm Interested in broadening your Shabbat service repertoire? You’re in luck, and we need your help! Our member Adam Bender is introducing a new alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service, with hopes to build a more congregant-oriented service, one that is high in ruach (spirit) and participation. Adam’s Call to our Members: Following my year-long study program in Israel, Nativ, I felt empowered to bring back a piece of Israel with me. Part of what made Israel such a great experience for me was the Shabbat atmosphere, especially in shul. Being exposed to such a different style of prayer than what I was accustomed to opened my mind, and I would love to share that with all of you. What I have created is a service that is for the congregants and led by the congregants. It is unbelievably satisfying to come together, every Friday night, and know that you are there for the same reason as everybody else. Nothing is more powerful than bringing in Shabbat in one unified voice. I encourage everyone to step outside of his or her comfort zone and in doing so grow spiritually, communally, and as a conservative Jew. Services are held in the Beit Midrash at 7:30 p.m. each week. (Note: Kab Shab will not take place on 8/23 because of Shabbat Under the Stars.) I look forward to connecting with each of you through prayer. For questions, contact: Adam Bender: Phone: (224)-343-9441 Email:abender31@yahoo.com The Word September 2013 - Flyers

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ADULT EDUCATION WEEKLY CLASSES These classes are ongoing. Please join at any time. Hebrew is not required for any of these classes, unless specifically noted.

ADULT EDUCATION AT CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA. Congregation Beth Judea offers a variety of meaningful Jewish learning opportunities through classes, lectures and informal sessions on Jewish Law, Torah, prayer and other topics of interest that will intrigue and inspire you. All classes (unless otherwise noted) are held at Congregation Beth Judea. For a listing of adult education classes offered here at CBJ, you can download our Adult Ed brochure by clicking here.

“When I pray, I speak to God;

When I study, God speaks to me.” -quote by Rabbi Louis Finkelstein

Interpretive Minyan in the Library Service Leader: Norm Kurtz You are invited to join the Interpretive Minyan in the Library the first and third Shabbat of every month. Our minyan is designed to build community by providing a passionate, meaningful and spiritual Shabbat morning experience.

This Shabbat morning service focuses on examining the structure of the prayer service, learning the major prayers and becoming more comfortable with the choreography and customs of the Shabbat morning service. Our minyan is friendly and welcoming to all who choose to attend. We meet in the synagogue library on the second floor from 10:30 until 11:45.

Shabbat shalom, Norm Kurtz

Words of My Mouth: Talmud Study Sunday mornings at 8 am The Talmud is a profoundly rich compilation of wisdom that has continued relevance to our contemporary search for meaning. This weekly class provides an examination of current understanding of Jewish law, secular law, sociology, mythology, or agadah, and often dwells on questions incorporating current events. Orin Rotman will facilitate this weekly Talmud study session. (Artscroll Schottenstein edition is used for the class) Sweet Taste of Torah Wednesday evenings at 8 pm For thousands of years Judaism has been interpreting and applying the Torah to everyday life. This class follows the Tanach cycle. Each week we will read through several chapters a week of the Nevim (Prophets) texts, then on to Ketuvim (Writings), then back to Torah again. Shabbat Torah/Haftarah Study Shabbat morning at 9 am Weekly study to discuss the parsha of the week. We will discuss questions raised by the participants.

Don’t Miss Out On This Fabulous Learning Opportunity

THE FLORENCE MELTON SCHOOL OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING 2013-2014 LEARNING FOR THE WONDERING JEW Dear Congregants, We are proud to announce that CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA has joined the consortium of partner agencies, enhancing the Melton School program of Metropolitan Chicago. As one of the partner agencies for this program,current members of Congregation Beth Judea may participate in classes at a reduced fee!

EDUCATION SERIES To register for classes or to find out more information about the Adult Education programs, contact Anna Besser at (847) 634-0777 or at abesser@bethjudea.org

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ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at abesser@bethjudea.org.

Adult Education Series September & October 2013 Hebrew Literacy I

Co-Sponsored by Men’s Club Taught by Eric Yegelwel and Jerry Sakol Want a proven successful opportunity to learn how to read Hebrew in a friendly environment? Then join this class! Hebrew Literacy I is designed to teach those with no previous (or forgotten) knowledge of Hebrew how to read. This 12-week course focuses on learning to read the words used in the Friday Night Service. Graduation will take place during Friday Night Services on Dec. 13, 2013.

COST: $30 for course materials Tuesday evenings @ 8:00 pm Sept. 17 - Dec. 10

TAP the Torah Oct. 3, 2013 Co-Sponsored by Men’s Club Facilitator: Orin Rotman Join us on Thursday nights at 8 pm for a lively Torah study while we down some beer. Locations details to follow.

Israeli Innovations and the Masorti Movement in Israel Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Brought by the Israel Committee Professor David Katoshevski Faculty of Engineering Science at Ben Gurion University of the Negev Join Professor Katoshevski, as he shares his research on how to reduce risk to one's health and to the environment associated with smoke particles emitted from transportation and industry. Additionally Professor Katoshevski will discuss the current state of the Masorti movement in Israel.

Service Skills: Weekday Ma’ariv Taught by Hazzan Weisberg The weekday Ma'ariv is a basic and essential component of Jewish worship. Whether at a shiva home or attending our daily minyan for a yahrzeit, with practice you can attain this skill and daven with proper nusach in less than two months.

Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12

Parsha Perspectives Taught by Rabbi Pivo Do you have 10 minutes to spare? It only takes 10 minutes to get started on a lifelong journey. Spend each Thursday after Minyan learning about the upcoming Parsha, and before you know it you'll have completed hours of Torah study.

Thursday evenings after minyans

Begins Thursday, Oct. 10 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at abesser@bethjudea.org.

Adult Education Series September & October 2013 Gabbai Instruction Series

Taught by Orin Rotman A GABBAI is the stage manager and choreographer of the centerpiece Torah Service. The role requires skills in Hebrew, trope, tradition, logistics and people management. The skills engage the kahal, give support to those with honors, and motivate our Torah readers to be the best they can be. If these are skills you want to develop, then this is the class for you! RSVP by 10/1/13 to Orin Rotman: orotman@comcast.net. Adults and teens with previous Hebrew and Torah trope skills are welcome to participate

Wednesday Evenings

Dates: Oct. 9,16, 23, 30 6:30—7:15 pm

Haftarah Trope Taught by Hazzan Weisberg Would you like to learn how to read Haftarah? This class is intended for those who have already learned Torah trope, who enjoy singing and would like to expand their horizons to Haftarah. Also for those who may have studied the tropes for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah but have not tried it since! We will learn the distinctive melodies which are associated with chanting the various books of the Prophets, as well as the blessings before and after the Haftarah. Prerequisite: Ability to read

Hebrew

COST: $30 Tuesday Evenings 8:00 pm

Oct. 8, 2013 – Jan. 21, 2014

Lunch & Learn: Hot Topics for Adults Taught by Rabbi Pivo

Jewish law is constantly growing and evolving. How does a Jew know what to do? Since the time of the rabbinic sages, a Jew who had a serious ethical or legal problem would send a written question to a rabbi. In this class we will study a different rabbinic responsum (teshuvah) each week from the sages in our movement.

Monday, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21 28, Nov. 4, 11 & 18

LOCATION: Sunset Foods 2nd Floor Conference Room (corner of Rt. 83 & Aptakisic)

Bring Your Own Lunch

Our Jewish Heritage through Root Vegetables Taught by Sandra Zussman

Forget apples—the best of Fall is found not on trees, but right in the ground. Root vegetables can serve as the center of delicious dishes that paint a vivid picture of Judaism throughout the Diaspora. Together we’ll explore Jewish roots with vegetables like beets, parsnip, carrots and many more!

COST: $15 for series; $5 for each class Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Oct. 9, 16, & 23

Bowling League

Contact Arnie Bender for more information

Do you like to bowl? Then join the synagogue bowling league. They bowl on the 4 th Saturday of each month.

COST: $20 per person per month 4th Saturday of each month @ 8:00 pm Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th

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ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at abesser@bethjudea.org.

Adult Education Series September & October 2013

L’CHAIM: Life 101 Facilitated by: Dr. Susan Weitzman Goldwasser and featuring Rabbi Pivo and Guest Speakers Once a Month on Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On life’s journey, each of us will have our share of missed connections, breakdowns and fears for the next stop. But we are not alone on that trip. In this series of discussions, we will address a number of life’s challenges from both a therapeutic and a Jewish point of view, gaining insight from the experts and from each other. Oct. 17: We are All under Barometric Pressure!: Dealing adaptively with stress and pressures in everyday life

JEWISH FILM SERIES (Part I) Join us for several evenings of thought-provoking, varied, entertaining films, including refreshments & optional discussion group.

Jewish Immigration and the American Experience Discussion Leader: Raymond Benson Joint Program with Congregation Beth Am

HESTER STREET October 14, 2013 “HESTER STREET” is the story of a Jewish immigrant married couple in late 1800s New York and their assimilation into society. The husband has come to America first and has done everything he can to assimilate. Soon, his wife and son immigrate. The wife remains very religious and refuses to assimilate. The marriage begins to take a toll. The couple struggles and has to decide between balance the American ambition to make money or staying with family, traditional values, etc.

LOCATION: The Continental Restaurant (788 S Buffalo Grove Rd BG) TIME: 6:30 pm Door Open (Al a carte cash menu & bar from Continental Menu) 7:15 pm Movie Starts followed by discussion COST: $5/member; $8/non-member

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THE FLORENCE MELTON SCHOOL OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING 2013-2014 LEARNING FOR THE WONDERING JEW Dear Congregants, We are proud to announce that CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA has joined the consortium of partner agencies, enhancing the Melton School program of Metropolitan Chicago.

As one of the partner agencies for this program,current members of Congregation Beth Judea may participate in classes at a reduced fee!

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Family Programs Congregation Beth Judea September 2013 Family Events All Focus on Families events are open to the community and are free of charge (unless otherwise noted). For more details & to RSVP for all programs, contact the synagogue office at 847-634-0777 or visit www.bethjudea.org (click on “Register for an Event”)

Sept. 5 & 6

Rosh Hashanah Tot and Family Services

For more information on High Holiday services, please check out our website at www.bethjudea.org and/or call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

Sept. 14

Yom Kippur Tot and Family Services

For more information on High Holiday services, please check out our website at www.bethjudea.org and/or call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

Sept. 22 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Annual Sukkot Lunch and Launch & Blessing of the Animals

Enjoy lunch, kite-making, and a unique Sukkot experience for the whole family. Bring your pets to be blessed. Cost (including lunch) is $10 for a family up to 4 people and $15 for a family up to 6 people. We’ll have special crafts for little hands, too! Registration required by Sept. 6.

Sept. 26

6:00 pm – Simchat Torah Celebration and Flag Parade

Bring your flag and be ready to sing and dance with the Torah!

Every Shabbat Sat. Morning, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Gan Shabbat

Gan Shabbat is a Shabbat service specially designed for children ages nine and under along with their families. After Gan Shabbat, participants are welcomed at the main service and the community Kiddush.

For more information about family programming, please contact the synagogue office at info@bethjudea.org. Congregation Beth Judea, 5304 RFD, Long Grove, IL - 847-634-0777

Check out our full calendar of events here. September September 5 & 6 September 14, 2013 September 22, 2013 September 22, 2013 September 26, 2013

Like what you see in family programming and want to help keep it going? Please consider volunteering to help with one of our programs this year L’hitraot! See you soon! Click Here to Join us on Facebook

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Sunday

12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Monthly Flyer of Events Rosh Hashanah Tot & Family Svcs Yom Kippur Tot & Family Svcs Sukkot Lunch & Launch Blessing of the Animals Simchat Torah & Flag Parade

Every Shabbat Morning 10:30 AM Gan Shabbat

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

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ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

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NEW: COMMUNITY JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL Striving to create the best learning experiences for our students, Beth Judea, Temple Chai and Beth Am are combining their 8th through 12th grade programs to create a community High School, Beyachad, which means “together”. We are redefining what it means to be a student in the Northwest Suburbs! By combining Beth Judea’s, Temple Chai’s and Beth Am’s resources, Beyachad enhances student’s learning opportunities with more diverse classes, taught by 5 clergy of the 3 synagogues, as well as other teachers. Our 8th graders, who will be part of Beyachad, will have a special 8th Grade-only experience for the first 2 trimesters focusing on Israel (and getting our students ready for Ta’am Yisrael) and Middot (Jewish Values). They will join in with the 9th-12th Grade electives in the third trimester. The 12th Graders will have a special Senior Seminar that will take place at that same time, so 8th Graders and 12th Graders won’t be in class together.

CLASS BREAKDOWN: Sessions are Mondays from 6:30—8:30 pm . 6:30 pm: Elective #1 . 7:15 pm: Dinner Break . 7:45 pm: Elective #2 DATES: Begins Monday, Sept. 23rd and ends Monday, May 12th (See Course Description information for detailed calendar) LOCATIONS: Sept. 23rd—Dec. 16th at Congregation Beth Judea (Rt. 83 & Hilltop Rd., Long Grove) . Jan. 6th—May 12th at Temple Chai (1670 Checker Rd Long Grove)

General Guidelines of the Program: Classes are open to 8th through 12th Grade students whose families are members of either Beth Judea, Temple Chai or Beth Am. Students will register for electives by trimester of the first night of classes.

FOR A DETAILED BROCHURE AND COST: contact Anna Besser, Education Director for details at abesser@bethjudea.org

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Taglit-Birthright Israel Registration is Approaching Are you ready for your Israel experience? Travel to Israel with Israeli peers on a Chicago community trip through Shorashim, a partner of the JUF. Registration for Taglit-Birthright Israel opens on September 10th at 9AM. Priority registration for returning applicants opens September 9th at 11AM. Check out www.israelwithisraelis.com for further information. This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel. Please feel free to contact us if you have any thoughts or questions. Sincerely,

Naomi Shapiro North American Director

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AIPAC

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YOUTH IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR OUR YOUTH GROUPS USY (9TH – 12TH GRADE) DATE

TIME

EVENT

9/3

6:30 pm

BJUSY Mini Me Mini Golf ($10)

9/5

10:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/11

7:00 pm

Regional Lounge Night at Am Yisrael in Northfield

9/13

6:30 pm

Kol Nidre Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/14

10:30 am

Yom Kippur Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/17

7:00 pm

BJUSY Maccabi Madness

9/24

6:30 pm

BJUSY Sukkah Hop

9/26

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Simchat Torah Flag Parade

9/29

1:00 pm

CHUSY Regional LTI at CJHS

10/1

7:00 pm

BJUSY Mechitzah Gender Bonding

KADIMA (6TH – 8TH GRADE) DATE

TIME

EVENT

9/5

10:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/13

6:30 pm

Kol Nidre Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/14

10:30 am

Yom Kippur Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/15

11:00 am

Kadima Maccabi Madness ($5)

9/26 10/14

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Simchat Torah Flag Parade 9:00 am

Columbus Day Off Zoo Trip ($25)

KADINKERS (3RD – 5TH GRADE) DATE

TIME

EVENT

9/5

10:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/13

6:30 pm

Kol Nidre Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/14

10:30 am

Yom Kippur Teen Svcs. (BGHS)

9/22

12:00 noon

Kadinkers Many More Monkeys Jumping….($15)

9/26 10/14

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Columbus Day Off Zoo Trip ($25)

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YOUTH IMPORTANT LINKS DESCRIPTION

SPECIFIC GROUP(S)

URL

BJUSY WEBSITE

USY, KADIMA, KADINKERS

http://www.bethjudeausy.weebly.com

BJUSY CALENDAR

USY, KADIMA, KADINKERS

http://tinyurl.com/BJUSYcalendar

BJUSY WEBSITE

BJUSY

www.bjusy.webs.com

MEMBERSHIP

USY, KADIMA, KADINKERS

http://tinyurl.com/bethjudeayouth

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SISTERHOOD SOURCE

Calling All Chocolate Lovers!! Join us for a fun filled & yummy evening at MORKES CHOCOLATES Monday, September 9th at 7pm 1890 N. Rand Rd, Palatine We’ll dip delicious treats in chocolate fondue and then learn the art of dipping & decorating chocolate truffles. There will also be chocolate games & prizes. Calories don’t count tonight!! Cost is $20 RSVP TO brendaclevin@yahoo.com by September 5th

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SISTERHOOD SOURCE The next meeting of the Sisterhood Book Club will be on Monday, September 16. We will be discussing the book Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. The book is about 250 pages and is quite interesting so it should be easy enough to read during this busy time of year. See the flyer for other important information regarding this meeting‌..Sandy

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SISTERHOOD FUNDRAISER

FALL INTO READING Mark your calendar for two fall author events at Congregation Beth Judea October 23: Maggie Anton, will discuss her books-Rashi’s Daughters. Women’s League will also feature a Torah Fund presentation Sunday, November 10: Jami Attenberg, will talk about her best seller-The Middlesteins. This will be in conjunction with Spertus Book Week. For more info: brendaclevin@yahoo.com

HAPPY READING!

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SISTERHOOD SOURCE

 Purchase at Synagogue Office  Purchase at Gift Shop Sundays 9 am – 1 pm or  During Hebrew School on Tuesdays from 4 pm – 8 pm  Contact Marilyn Victor at (847) 634-1376 or savictor@juno.com

Area Chicago North

Quantity Amount $25

Total

Total Enclosed Name: _______________________________

Date: ________________

Address: ____________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Email: _________________________ Check No.: _____________

Cash: _____________

CASH OR CHECK ONLY – CHARGES NOT ACCEPTED

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SISTERHOOD ALL OCCASION GIFT CARDS

SISTERHOOD ALL OCCASION GIFT CARDS New Sisterhood All Occasion Cards have arrived. The proceeds go to Congregation Beth Judea USY. 1 card is $5 5 cards are $20 The cards are versatale and can be used for all occasions -- Birthdays, Condolences, Bar Mitzvahs, Congratulations, Anniversaries or acknowledging any special occasion. Buy some to have on hand for when you need them. Cards are available in the Judaica Shop at the synagogue, at all meetings and events, and by contacting Lori Finn. lorifinn@comcast.net

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SISTERHOOD TORAH FUND 5774

TORAH FUND 5774 (2014) Uncle Joseph drinks too much Manischewitz at the Seder. Aunt Linda & Aunt Debbie are a lesbian couple & have adopted a little girl. For better or worse they are family. And let’s not forget the first Jewish families, Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel & Leah. They remind us that our connection as a community roots back to the fact that we are all—the entire Jewish People—one big family—Mishpachah.

In choosing Mishpachah as the theme for the 5774 Torah Fund pin, we are acknowledging both the sanctity that comes with being one big family & the complexity of our families & relationships. As proud Jewish women we are married, partnered, single, divorced, widowed, LGBT, straight, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters. And by wearing this pin we are showing that with our donation we are

MISHPACHAH

supporting the programs of The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Contrary to popular belief Torah Fund is NOT for restoration of Torah, but for strengthening & perpetuating Conservative/Masorti Judaism throughout the world. Any donation, of course, is welcome, but for $180 & above you will receive the Mishpachah pin as a gift. And you CAN make payments if needed. For more information, contact Pam Herstein, Sisterhood Torah Fund Chair at Pammy327@aol.com or 847-634-2743.

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SISTERHOOD FUNDRAISERS Need some new ideas for Rosh Hashanah?

L’CHAIM, TOO! can help! L’Chaim, Too! is a lovely notebook style cookbook with over 300 pages of kosher recipes collected from Beth Judea Sisterhood members, family and friends. Some are old favorites and others are new additions, but all are delicious! Try this Holiday favorite: Honey Cake 1 C hot brewed coffee 1 t baking soda 1 C honey 1 C sugar ½ C vegetable or canola oil 3 eggs 3 C all-purpose flour

1 t baking powder 1 t ground cinnamon 1 t ground ginger 1 t freshly grated nutmeg 1 lg apple, cored and grated 12 whole blanched almonds

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine coffee and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat honey, sugar and oil until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture looks homogenized. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Beat flour mixture into honey mixture, alternately with coffee mixture until well combined. Stir in apple. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place almonds on top of batter to mark the center of each of 12 squares. Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Makes 12 servings.

SISTERHOOD GIFTSHOP Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah) The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea's Judaica Shop carries a wide variety of Judaica and gift items such as tallitot, kippot, Seder plates, Chanukah menorahs, candlesticks, kiddush cups, tzedakah boxes, mezzuzah cases, books, toys, games and teacher gifts and nonreligious gift items. They carry Gary Rosenthal, Nambe and a large number of items that are imported directly from Israel. The shop also carries special seasonal items and gift baskets. In addition, they can special order about anything you may want. Stop by when the shop is open: Sundays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and by appointment. Karen Nagel is the Gift Shop Manager. The Gift Shop has lots of new merchandise, including great High Holiday and other holiday gift items, as well as Bat/Bat Mitzvah and wedding gift items. Check out their own L'CHAIM TOO! Cookbook, filled with special recipes for all your holiday needs or as a great gift for any occasion. They accept MC, VISA. and Discover.

Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah)

20% OFF ONE SINGLE ITEM OF $25 OR MORE Coupon must be present at time of purchase Exclusions include sale merchandise, special orders, scrolls, consignment items. Nambe Discount Limited to 10% / No Discount on Michael Aram One coupon per family. No other discounts or promotions apply -Expires September 30, 2013 COUPON

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Solomon Schechter Day School Reunion for Classes of 2000-2005 Are you an alum or a parent of an alum of Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago? We are proud to be hosting our first multi-class reunion for the Classes 2000-2005 on Saturday evening, September 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm at Deuce's & the Diamond Club, 3505 North Clark in Chicago. All of the information is available at http://www.schechter.org/alumni-events. Schechter alumni can sign up for the event and purchase a wristband! Thanks to our reunion committee: Danielle Gershon '00, Lia Lehrer '01, Alyssa Zeller '01, Abby Drazner '02, Samantha Kopin '02, Rachel Channon '03, Brittany Cohen '03, Brenda Cole '03, Jeremy Elkins '03, Hannah Pogrund '03, Audrey Hutnick '04, Lilli Flink '04, Dashielle BarkHuss '05, Alan Bukingolts '05, Arielle Rosenberg '05, Alex Schwartz '05. For additional information, contact francine.ephraim@schechter.org or call847.412.5662.

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JUF RIGHT START JUF Right Start is a gift program that gives a one-time grant of up to $2000 per family to offset the cost of tuition to a local Jewish preschool made the first year a child is enrolled. It is not based on need. For more information go to http://www.juf.org/rightstart

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS Koach Outreach Program for College Students Koach is the Conservative Movements' outreach program for college students. The Koach website at www.koach.org always has interesting and helpful information.

For those of you who are about to begin your college experience, Koach has produced a wonderful guide that you should view and refer to in the coming weeks. You will find it at www.koach.org/guide.htm.

Helpful Links and Resources JUF

Jewish United Fund

JVS

Jewish Vocational Services

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago JCFS

Jewish Child and Family Services

JCC

Jewish Community Centers

CJE

Council for Jewish Elderly

JUF NW Suburban News

JUF Northwest Suburban News

For a more detailed list of resources please click here for a list from our Hesed (Caring) Committee‌remember, in an emergency dial 9-1-1


CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions about any of these programs you can contact the following individuals:

EVENT

CONTACT PERSON

CONTACT INFO

Gabbi Instruction Series

Orin Rotman

orotman@comcast.net

Kab Shab (Alt. Kabbalat Svc)

Adam Bender

abender31@yahoo.com

Adult Education

Anna Besser

abesser@bethjudea.org

Anna Besser

abesser@bethjudea.org

Anna Besser

abesser@bethjudea.org

Youth

Marc Sender

youthdirector@bethjudea.org

Sisterhood

See Individual Flyers

Hebrew School Community Jewish High School


Profile for Lisa Neiman

The Word - September 2013 - Flyers  

Congregation Beth Judea - The Word - September 2013 - Flyers

The Word - September 2013 - Flyers  

Congregation Beth Judea - The Word - September 2013 - Flyers

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