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5304 RFD, Hilltop Rd. & Route 83, Long Grove, IL 60047 Phone: 847-634-0777


FROM THE RABBI FIFTY FOR COUNSEL As you know, CBJ is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. We will culminate a year of activities with a gala dinner on April 29 (details elsewhere in this Word). I hope you will participate.

retire from active duty in the Temple service at age fifty. What did they do when they retired? They became what we would call “consultants”: they gave advice to younger priests.

Americans tend to be skeptical about It would be instructive to look at the the advantages of age. But we should saying attributed to Rabbi Judah ben RABBI DAVID KLATZKER not discount the value of life experience Tema in Pirkei Avot (5:25): “The age combined with “sekhel” (reason). A ofreadiness…for counsel is fifty.” As fifty-year old should not be stuck in anyone who has reached that age will nostalgia and stagnation. He/she ought to be at tell you, it is no ordinary birthday. But why did his/her prime, able to distinguish between vital the rabbi think that fifty-year olds have a and dispensable commitments, and able to start special talent for giving advice? new initiatives without being carried away by The 13th century sage, Rabbi Menahem Meiri, naiveté. explained it this way: From age fifty to sixty, he Applied to the synagogue, the “age of counsel” said, one enjoys the best balance of mental is not a bad place to be. I sincerely believe that ability and life experience. After age sixty, our best years are still ahead of us. Let’s enjoy mental ability starts to decline. Before age fifty, our special birthday! one does not have sufficient life experience to be called “wise.” Rashi (11th century) explained it by referring to the biblical requirement that priests had to

Best of Life,

Rabbi David Klatzker

Congregation Beth Judea Mission Statement Congregation Beth Judea is a welcoming egalitarian synagogue whose mission is to create a warm and inviting home that serves the lifelong spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of our members. Consistent with the principals of the Conservative movement, we embrace Torah and our responsibility to serve and support the greater Jewish community, the community at large, the United States of American and the State of Israel.

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May your Pesach overflow with happiness. May you always be blessed with health, peace, prosperity and togetherness. With sincere wishes to our Beth Judea family for a happy and blessed Passover filled with love. From the entire staff, clergy and leadership of Congregation Beth Judea

Lisa Neiman Executive Director

Anna Besser Education Director

Sidney Mathias CBJ President

Marc Sender Youth Director


Hazzan Roger Weisberg

Rabbi Emeritus Howard Lifshitz

In This Issue Rabbi’s Reflections CBJ Mission Statement Calendar President’s Message CBJ 50th Anniversary Events Passover Yom HaShoah Important Reminders & Dates Special Upcoming Events B’Nei Mitzvah Bios Beth Judea Honorees Religious Education Adult Education Men's Club Sisterhood Sisterhood Gift Shop Special Upcoming Events The Word – March 2018

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Ways & Means Support Beth Judea AIPAC CBJ Community News Programs Available Interfaith Council BJE Early Childhood SHALVA Membership Alternative Minyan The Goodman’s Blog The Helping Hand Plan Hesed Birthdays & Anniversaries Yahrzeits Tributes Downloadable Calendar

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CALENDAR 50th Anniversary Events

Passover Events March 4 March 15 March 30

Passover Wine Tasting Sisterhood Women’s Seder Chametz must be sold before this date CLICK HERE FOR FULL PASSOVER GUIDE

March 2 April 19 April 29

Men’s Club

Sisterhood March 8 March 15

Sisterhood Book Club Sisterhood Women’s Seder

Israel Committee March 4 March 9

March 24

March 4 March 11 March 16 March 20 March 24

AIPAC Convention Israel Committee Shabbat Speaker


50th Anniversary Dinner 50th Anniversary Presentation 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration

Yom HaShoah Candle Packing FJMC Man/Youth of the Year Dinner FJMC Retreat Hearing Men’s Voices Shabbat Services led by Men’s Club

Religious School March 17

Shabbat Services led by Bet Class

Bowling League

2nd Annual Escapte to Camp CBJ

Adult Ed

Youth IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUTH View our calendar online at


Lunch & Learn at Sunset Foods with Rabbi Lifshitz



Ba’al Tefillah Training: Leading Shabbat Shaharit in 6 weeks

Please check website

March 6

Rabbi Reads the Quran begins

March 8

Dinner & Conversation with Rabbi Klatzker SEE FLYER

ATTN: PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS Please send us your college students addresses. You can email them to

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Be Sure To Check Out “Beth Judea Community News” Page 30 BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers March 2, 2018– 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of March will be recognized at our service on March 2nd. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm. Children of every age are welcome!


President’s Message We will then conclude our 50th Anniversary events on Sunday, April 29th with our very special 50th Anniversary celebration. Please join us for an evening of celebration, music, food, drinks, and much more. We still need your help to volunteer for SIDNEY MATHIAS CBJ PRESIDENT this event. If you want to become a sponsor, a volunteer, or if you want nd additional information, please contact Lisa at the On Friday, March 2 , we will have our 50th CBJ office. As a reminder, if you have any Anniversary Shabbat dinner and services. photos from any prior CBJ event in the past 50 The services will include our special annual years and are willing to share them with us, Inclusion Service and Shirat Shabbat. We please send them to Lisa at will have a guest speaker, Jan Phillips, who is the director of Recreation and Programming at Keshet. In addition, Cantor In addition to our 50th Anniversary events, there Amy Zussman and choir members from are a number of upcoming special events during Selah, a newly formed choir for individuals March that I urge you to attend. Please join Rabbi Klatzker for dinner and conversation on with special needs, will perform with our Thursday, March 8th at 6 PM. The topic is: "Me own CBJ Shirat Shabbat choir members. I Too: A Jewish Perspective on Sexual hope you can all attend. Harassment." Please contact Lisa at the CBJ office to get details and to register. Please let us know if you are planning on attending the AIPAC Policy Conference. On Friday, March 9th at 7:30 PM, during our The Conference will be held March 4-6 in regular Shabbat service, the Israel Committee Washington D.C. I hope that you will join will have a guest speaker, Moshe Noyovich, who Rita and me for this most important is the AFMDA Senior Israel Representative. conference. Please go to Congratulations to Rob Lipka, who is our Men's to register or Club 2018 Man of the Year, and Ari Weiss, who contact Cathy Feiger, our Israel committee is our Men's Club 2018 Youth of the Year. chairperson or myself for further information. Please join us in honoring them at the annual FJMC award dinner on Sunday, March 11th at In honor of Israel's 70th anniversary and 4:30 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom in Congregation Beth Judea's 50th Northbrook. Dinner reservations can be made at anniversary, Steven Peck will be displaying If you model aircraft and tanks from his extensive have any questions, please contact Jerry Sakol at collection representing those used in Israel in 1948 during Israel's War of Independence Chag kasher v'sameach, and in 1968, immediately following the Six Day War. This event, sponsored by our Sidney Mathias Israel Committee, will be held on Thursday, CBJ President April 19th at 8:00 PM. Passover is coming around very soon this year. On Sunday, March 4th. between 2 PM and 4 PM, Men’s Club and Sisterhood are hosting our 12th Annual Passover Wine Tasting event. You can sample new wines and place your Passover orders. The cost is $5 per person.

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BECOME A SPONSOR click here for invite click here for sponsorship form

If you have any memorabilia from our synagogue history such as pictures, flyers, or anything else from the past, please contact us.

Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 11h. Turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday evening, March 11th.


A 50th Anniversary Event!

50th Anniversary Shabbat Dinner


The Israel Committee of Beth Judea invites you to join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Friday, March 2, 2018 Dinner – 6:00 pm Inclusion Shabbat Services- 7:30 pm The menu includes: Broasted Chicken, roasted potatoes, salad and vegetables

60’s Attire Encouraged!

RSVP to Lisa at

In honor of Israel's 70th anniversary and Congregation Beth Judea's 50th anniversary, Steven Peck will be displaying model aircraft and tanks from his extensive collection representing those used in Israel in 1948 during Israel's War of Independence and in 1968, immediately following the Six Day War. He will be giving the back story of many of these aircraft and tanks. It is especially fitting that the event will be on the night of Israel's Independence Day (Yom Ha'Atzmaut) and the week before CBJ's big anniversary celebration. Steven has acquired and built scale models of almost every type of aircraft that has served in the Israel Air Force (including from before the state was officially founded), Israel's various airlines and tanks and military vehicles serving in the Israeli Army.


March 2, 2018

6:00 pm

50th Anniv. Shabbat Dinner


April 19, 2018

8:00 pm

50th Anniv. Israel Committee Event


April 29, 2018

50th Anniversary Celebration


On April 29th, 2018 Beth Judea will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This anniversary year gives us an opportunity to look back into our history from our start at the Kingsbury Methodist Church to the 500 plus family Conservative Jewish community we are today.

Over the past 50 years, with the hard work of our professional staff and lay leaders, we have become a strong Conservative synagogue. To me, Beth Judea is so much more than just a place of worship. It is a Jewish community where we learn, socialize, celebrate, and get through difficult times together. This Anniversary not only gives us an opportunity to celebrate our past, but also to prepare for our future. Starting in July, we will welcome our new Rabbi and possibly a new Hazzan and begin to plan for the years ahead.

This Anniversary will clearly mark the Gateway to our Future! I hope you will join Rabbi Klatzker, Hazzan Weisberg, Rabbi Lifshitz, and me in supporting the future of CBJ.

Become an Event Sponsor Inscribe your Name on the 50th Anniversary Plaque Attend the event on April 29th, 2018

Arnie Goldberg Co-chair 50th Anniversary Committee


Passover Events

Passover Shabbat Dinner

Passover Events

Pesach Shabbat Dinner


is from Friday Evening, March 30, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018

March 25 Maot Chitim Learn More

March 30 Chametz MUST be Sold by this date

To appoint Rabbi Klatzker as your agent to sell your Chametz download the form below. Form to Sell Your Chametz

March 26 RSVPs deadline for Passover Shabbat Dinner Learn More

March 30


Seder in the Evening

March 31 Passover Service 9:30 am

Friday, April 6, 2018 Dinner - 6:00 pm Shabbat Services - 7:30 pm The menu includes: Lemon Chicken, Apple Matzo Kugel, Salad and Vegetables We will have delicious sweets at the oneg following services The cost is: $28.00/Adult, $15.00 for children (6-12) and $6.00 for children 5 and under Please bring your own Kosher for Pesach Wine

RSVPs REQUIRED BY MARCH 26th Click here for flyer

Maot Chitim

March 31 2nd Seder in the Evening

April 1

Passover Service 9:30 am

April 6

Passover Shabbat Dinner Learn More

April 6

Passover Service 9:30 am

April 7

Passover Service with Yizkor and Plaque Dedication - 9:30 am

Sisterhood and Men's Club invite you to help make a difference this Passover with Maot Chitim Date: Sunday, March 25 Deliver Boxes 9-11am Packing Perishables at 6 am

Maot Chitim is an organization that will be preparing packages to assist Jewish families in the Greater Chicagoland area so they can celebrate Passover. This Tzedakah helps strengthen the community and gives to those in need during the holidays.

Click Here for More Details

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12th Annual Passover Wine Tasting Event!


12th Annual Passover Wine Tasting Event! Sunday, March 4, 2018 2 – 4 pm at Congregation Beth Judea DISCOUNTED PRICING Discounted pricing will only apply to wines purchased thru the Passover Wine Tasting so you MUST place your order through the synagogue to receive the discount!

Featuring Kosher for Passover wines from around the world selected by Binny’s Beverage Depot and representatives of the Royal Wine Company.

This is a great opportunity to sample new wines and place your Passover orders. Appetizers and desserts will be served. $5.00 per person If placing your order after the event, orders MUST be in by March 14th

Sponsored jointly by the Sisterhood and Men’s Club Please contact the synagogue for more information or RSVP to Click Here for Flyer

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Yom HaShoah MEN’S CLUB


To the Beth Judea Community: Each year our Men’s Club provides our families with yellow candles to light in memory of the victims of the Shoah (the Holocaust). The six million Jews who were murdered in the Shoah lost their lives for no other reason than their ! identity as Jews. It made no difference to the Nazis whether their victims were religious or secular, ritually observant, knowledgeable in Jewish texts and practices or completely estranged from them. In their mania to rid Europe of its Jews they cast a broad net. The memory, lessons, and magnitude of the Holocaust inconceivably continue to fade away and are even denied by some as having occurred. We commemorate this meaningful, historic occasion with the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Yellow Candle Program.

This year, you will notice a difference in your candle- the name of a child who perished in the Holocaust. Please remember that boy or girl when you light the Yellow Candle on April 11 and vow, "Never Again." The lighting of a memorial candle for the dead is a long held Jewish tradition. We ask that you light the candles on the evening of April 11 and join us on thar evening for the Community Yom Hashoah service at Temple Chai at 7:00 pm. This is a vital, important, and symbolic way to show our solidarity and resolve that we will never forget! If you would like to make a contribution to offset the cost of providing these candles, I strongly encourage it. One of the functions of a synagogue is to make it possible to remember our shared tragedies. By lighting the yellow candle, we remind ourselves that evil was not limited to the Shoah, and that we commit ourselves to preserving its memory as a caution against future evil.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 am The candles are packed and distributed by Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club members every year. Yom Hashoah falls on April 12 this year. The lighting of a memorial candle for the dead is a long held Jewish tradition. We ask that you light the candles on the evening of April 11 and join us that evening for the Community Yom Hashoah service being held at Temple Chai at 7:00 pm. Click here for flyer

Community Yom HaShoah Service Holocaust Remembrance Day

Please join us at Temple Chai 1670 Checker Road - Long Grove

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 pm Everyone is Welcome

Sponsored by Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Beth Am, Temple Chai and AJEC



IMPORTANT DATES IN JEWISH HISTORY April 18 – Yom Hazikkaron April 19 – Yom Ha’atsm’aut


April 11 – Light Yom HaShoah candles in the evening April 12 – Yom HaShoah COMING IN MARCH March 2018 March 1 March 2 March 2 March 3 March 4 March 4 March 7 March 8 March 8 March 9 March 9 March 9 March 10 March 11 March 11 March 11 March 15 March 16 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 20 March 24 March 24 March 24 March 25 March 25 March 30 March 30 March 31 March 31

Purim 50th Anniversary Dinner Inclusion & Shirat Shabbat Services Men’s Club Candle Packing Passover Wine Tasting AIPAC Policy Conference Rabbi Reads Quran begins Dinner & Conversation with Rabbi Sisterhood Book Club Tot Shabbat K-2 Shabbat Dinner Shabbat Speaker Moshe Noyovich USY to Prom at CBJ Regional Kadima Day FJMC Man & Youth of the Year MT Nesters Program Sisterhood Women’s Seder FJMC Retreat Tot Shabbat Services led by Bet Class Kallah Information Meeting Hearing Men’s Voices Men’s Club at Lieberman Shabbat Services led by Men’s Club Bowling League Maot Chitim Packing & Delivery Men’s Club Beer & Burgers Fast of the Firstborn 1st Pesach Seder Pesach Services 2nd Pesach Seder

COMING IN APRIL April 2018 April 1 April 6 April 6 April 7 April 8 April 8 April 8 April 11 April 11 April 15 April 16 April 19 April 20 April 22 April 22 April 25 April 26 April 28 April 28 April 29

Passover Services Passover Services Passover Shabbat Dinner Passover Services & Yizkor Clean Up Ela Prairie Preserve MT Nesters Program Speaker -Congressman Roskam Lunch & Learn Spring Session Yom HaShoah Community Service Good Deeds Day Emet V’Emunah 50th Anniversary – Presentation Tot Shabbat Women’s League Honors Ann Lerman and Karen Nagel JUF Event at Beth Judea Sisterhood Program Dinner & Conversation with Rabbi Men’s Club at Lieberman Bowling League 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration


Special Shabbat Services

Join Us for Our Annual Inclusion Shabbat and Shirat Shabbat Friday, March 2, 2018 7:30 pm


Guest Speaker : Jen Phillips Director of Recreation and Programming at Keshet.

and Cantor Amy Zussman along with choir members from Selah, a newly formed choir for individuals with special needs who will perform with Beth Judea’s own Shirat Shabbat choir members.

MOSHE NOYOVICH AFMDA Senior Israel Representative Moshe Noyovich, a certified mechanical engineer, is the senior Israel representative for American Friends of Magen David Adom. Moshe is responsible for managing daily operations for large scale Magen David Adom projects sponsored by AFMDA, including the construction and management of the new National Blood Services Center, the current blood bank, blood bank computerization, EMS station projects, and medical supplies and equipment. In addition, Moshe is responsible for all financial coordination of AFMDAfunded projects.

“What Does It Mean to Be an Inclusive Synagogue?” click here for flyer

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B’nei Mitzvah Bios

Social Action

Jacob Robert Heald will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Jacob is a 7th grader at Twin Groves Middle School in Buffalo Grove.


Jacob enjoys playing basketball, football, participating in a bowling league, and playing baseball during the spring and fall months. He also likes playing video games, taking cruise vacations, cooking weekend breakfasts, and hanging out with his friends. Jacob is a fun-loving guy who always has a smile on his face and wants to have a good time!

DATE: Sunday, April 8, 2018

For his Mitzvah project, Jacob collected donations for the NICU at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Jacob was born 13 weeks premature and spent 8 weeks in the NICU when he was first born. In a gesture of appreciation to the hospital and staff for taking such good care of him, he wanted to pay it forward and give back to the NICU.

WHERE: Cuba Marsh/Ela Prairie - 24205 W. Cuba Rd. Barrington, Il 60010. We will meet in a gravel lot on the east side of Ela Road about 0.2 miles south of Cuba Road. There is a green steel gate that will be open.

Jacob will be celebrating with his proud parents Susan and Dave, his brothers Matthew and Adam, his grandparents Dave and Joan Heald, and many of his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

DETAILS: Weather permitting we will be likely feeding a burn pile therefore please wear warm old clothes, sturdy shoes and leather gloves if you have them.

Jacob would especially like to thank Hazzan Weisberg, Rabbi Klatzker, and Andrea Dickson for helping him to prepare for this special day, as well as his teachers for their hard work and dedication with his Hebrew studies.

A Hearty Mazel Tov to all our March B’nei Mitzvah Families

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TIME: 1:00 P.M - 3:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Beth Judea’s Social Action Committee RSVP: Lisa Neiman at or (847) 634-0777 by March 29, 2018. Get Flyer

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Man of the Year/ Youth of the Year 2018 Dinner Join us as we recognize Rob Lipka as the Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club, 2018 Man of the Year and Ari Weiss as Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club 2018 Youth of the Year At the annual FJMC Award Dinner

Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm Congregation Beth Shalom 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062

Where every woman’s voice is heard

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Central Great Lakes Region

2018 Valued Volunteers Dinner Join us as we recognize Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood, 2018 Valued Volunteers

Ann Lerman and Karen Nagel Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club Honoring Rob Lipka and Ari Weiss

DINNER RESERVATIONS & AD BOOK Please click here for details

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who will be Honored at the Valued Volunteer Dinner

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm North Suburban Beth El in Highland Park 15

Religious Education Strangers in A Strange Land

Anna Besser Education Director

Passover provides us an opportunity to reflect on the stranger in our midst as we recall our own journey. At the Seder we remember what it was like to be a people wandering alone, no one to turn to, and not knowing where we were going. Our story reminds us to never forget what it was like to be strangers in a strange land.

Passover is the ultimate refugee holiday. As we recall our freedom, we are called upon to act on the current refugee crisis around the world. The American Jewish World Service’s newest version of the Haggadah, AJWS Haggadah: Next Year in a Just World, makes a direct connection: "Around the world today, courageous people are making similar journeys — leaving behind violence, poverty and persecution and seeking security, freedom, prosperity and peace." Many Jewish organizations are offering new readings and rituals to include during the Seder. Here are some suggestions from Jewish organizations to link the ancient holiday with the current refugee crisis. Think of it as three more questions to add to the traditional four. SHOES AT THE DOORSTEP HIAS, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, suggests putting a pair of shoes on the household doorstop to symbolize the fact that Jews have stood in the shoes of the refugee. During the Seder, this provides us an opportunity to discuss our own family journeys. PUT TROPICAL FRUIT ON THE TABLE Both the banana and the pineapple are being suggested as additions to the Passover table. The banana is a connection to the story of Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi and his brother, who drowned on a beach in Turkey on the cusp of reaching safety. In an interview with their father, the brothers had talked about bringing them a banana as a treat. The pineapple has been a traditional symbol of welcome and hospitality since colonial times because of its exotic pedigree and rich flavor. In bygone days, a pineapple on the table demonstrated that the hosts had gone to special trouble to welcome and honor their guests. WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU? HIAS has put together a Passover supplement that encourages us to think about what necessary or treasured object you would take on a journey to freedom. It also provides examples of actual objects taken by recent refugees, like Farhad, who hid a photograph of his mother under his clothes when smugglers told him to throw everything away as he escaped Afghanistan; and Sajida, who kept the necklace her best friend gave her to remember her childhood in Syria. HIAS Passover supplement The Word – March 2018


Religious Education

Good Deeds Day

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Grade Family Shabbat Dinner

6:15 pm

1st Grade Gidwitz Visit






Dalet Kosher Meal

Parents join in at 11:00 am

Heh Class Picture

6:30 pm

Bet Shabbat 17

9:30 am

Bet leading Robbins Sanctuary service

No Religious School / No Beyahad Classes

Join Congregation Beth Judea, along with the Northwest Suburban Jewish Connectors at Good Deeds Day!

Spring Break/Passover: Sunday, March 25 – Saturday, April 7

March 12 - April 12

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Sunday & Religious School 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Classes Resume Beyahad Classes Resume (Temple Chai location)

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Aleph Siyum

11:00 am


Last Beyahad Classes

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Please be sure to check our website for the most recent updates

Beth Judea will collect baby items to donate to WINGS. We will collect baby bottles, travel size baby sundries, baby onesies or sleepers, diapers and wipes. Collection will be from March 12 - April 12; if you would rather donate a gift card for us to buy supplies, please contact Ronna Leibach at

April 15 Volunteer Open House at Belmont Village in Buffalo Grove from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Adult Education

Join Rabbi Klatzker for Dinner and Conversation

A RABBI READS THE QU’RAN With Rabbi David Klatzker, Ph.D.

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Join us for an introduction to the Qu’ran, paying special attention to how it relates to Jews, Torah and Jewish tradition.

Topic: “Me Too: A Jewish Perspective on Sexual Harassment” RSVP required by March 1st to Cost: $12/pp (dinner & dessert)

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15 pm: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18. All are welcome—invite your friends, whether CBJ members or non-members. There is no charge. Don’t worry if you have to miss a session or two; each will be different. So that we will all be on the same page, please purchase a copy of M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, translator, The Qu’ran (Oxford University Press). Available on for as little as $4 paperback. This is the translation most commonly used in American universities. Questions? Contact RSVP


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

Adult Education Series March 2018

Lunch & Learn: Questions You Never Had a Chance to Ask Taught by Rabbi Emeritus Lifshitz What questions have you asked that haven’t been answered. Join Rabbi Lifshitz to examine those questions in detail. Monday, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Dates: Feb. 5 – March 12, 2018 LOCATION: Sunset Foods 2nd Floor Conference Room (corner of Rt. 83 & Aptakisic)

COST: Members – FREE; Non-Members - $18 for series OR $5 per session Sunset Foods doesn't allow outside food to be brought in, BUT Sunset Foods does offer many lunch options - sandwiches (grilled cheese, tuna melt, etc), salad bar and more! So pick up lunch at join for a fabulous learning session!

“Me Too: A Jewish Perspective on Sexual Harassment” Facilitated by Rabbi Klatzker Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cost: $12 pp (dinner & dessert) RSVP by March 1st to

A Rabbi Reads the Qu’ran Taught by Rabbi Klatzker Wednesday evenings, 8:00 – 9:15 pm Dates: March 7 – Apr. 18, 2018 (No Class on Apr 11th)

What is the Qu’ran and how does it relate to Jews and Judaism? Join us for an introduction to the Qu’ran, paying special attention to how it relates to Torah and Jewish traditions. Recommended text: M.A.S. Abdul Haleem, trans., The Qu’ran (Oxford University Press). Available on for as little as $4 paperback. This is the translation most commonly used in American universities.

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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

Adult Education Series March 2018

Beth Judea Men’s Club

Hearing Men’s Voices: a conversation amongst men


is a program that allows men to discuss various topics in a safe, non-judgmental environment. All sessions are lay-led — not by professionals. Please join us for the following programs.

Maintaining a Relationship with Married Children and their In-laws. Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Congregation Beth Judea RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. RSVP to Evan Rumack at

Please contact Lisa Neiman at or 847-634-0777 if you need any special accommodations, including transportation, to participate in our program.

Ba’al Tefillah Training: Leading Shabbat Shaharit in 6 Weeks Facilitated by Hazzan Weisberg Tuesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:15 pm Dates: Feb. 6 – March 13, 2018 The Shabbat Amidah has some elements which are shared with all other versions of the Amidah, but some parts of its liturgy are unique. We will go through each of the seven Shabbat Amidah blessings as chanted in the Shabbat Shaharit service. Whether or not you reach the level where you can lead the Shaharit service for Shabbat by mid-March, you will be more attuned to one of the core elements of every service, the Amidah.

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Hebrew Classes Ulpan 2 Taught by Lee Goldberg In this course we will continue from where we left off last year. We'll continue learning Hebrew grammar while learning to order food in a restaurant, shop, and tell the doctor what hurts and have fun doing it, with songs, word games, and imagery. The ability to read Hebrew is required. Thursday evenings 6:30 – 7:30 pm Beginning Sept. 14, 2017 through May 2018


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

Adult Education Series Ongoing Classes These classes are ongoing. Please join at any time. Hebrew is not required for any of these classes, unless specifically noted.


Israel Matters

Taught by Hazzan Weisberg Join Hazzan Weisberg in gaining a better understanding of the newest challenges and opportunities arising for Israel as well as its neighbors. What Jewish values and religious principles can be seen when Israel’s leaders are dealing with the Palestinians, with the growing number of Islamic extremist groups, with the Arab world, with the greater international community?

Tuesday mornings after minyan (8:30 –9:15 am)

Diving Into Talmud: Grappling with Life, Law and Innovation Taught by Orin Rotman

The Talmud is a profoundly rich compilation of wisdom that has continued relevance to our contemporary search for meaning. It addresses eternal questions of ethics, human nature and our relationship to the Divine. Participate in a lively discussion of the Talmud and its relevance for us today. No prior knowledge required and texts will be provided. (Artscroll Schottenstein edition is used for the class) Sunday mornings at 8:00 am

Sweet Taste of Torah: Psalms Taught by Orin Rotman

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. Wednesday evenings at 8 pm


These Saturday morning classes are ongoing. Please join at any time. Hebrew is not required for any of these classes, unless specifically noted.

Weekly Parsha Study

Alternative Shabbat Service

Facilitated by Orin Rotman

Facilitated by Norm Kurtz

Weekly study to discuss the parsha of the week. We will discuss questions raised by the participants.

Norm Kurtz facilitates this Shabbat morning service that focuses on building community by enjoying a passionate, meaningful and dynamic Shabbat morning experience. Join this innovative creative and different minyan each Shabbat morning at 10:30 am in Room 1.

Shabbat morning at 9:00 am every Shabbat morning

Shabbat morning at 10:30 am every Shabbat morning

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Men’s Club Ladies and Gentlemen of Beth Judea,

Looking at this secular month of March, I am struck by an uncanny amount of similarities and coincidences of the beginning and the end of this month. There is an expression attributed to the month of March: “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” The book of Esther’s story is preceded by the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. When we were in Persia, Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den and conducted a seder in full view of the hungry lions, and six years later, the story of Esther begins. March 1st is the first day of Purim (the Lion), and March 31st is the 1st day of Pesach (the Pascal Lamb). Some other parallels are: Megillah-Haggadah, HamentashenMatzah, Babylonians- Egyptians, exiled from Israel- going to Israel. There are many more teachings about the relationship between Purim and Pesach, but perhaps we can discuss that another time. There are a number of wonderful things happening this month. Please attend as many as you are able. 3-1-2018 The first day of Purim! 8:00 am. Reading of the Megillah! Hag Sameach. 3-1-2018 Men’s Club board meeting at 8:00 pm 3-4-2018 Candle Packing for Yom HaShoah. We are going to hand deliver a memorial candle to every family in the area to commemorate the grievous loss of our brethren in Europe at this tragic time in history. We need a crew of dedicated folks to help prepare the candles for delivery. 3-4-2018 2:00 pm. Sisterhood/ Men’s Club event where we sample wines that cater to a more sophisticated palate. No disrespect to the Mogen David and Manishevitz lovers, but after all these years of suffering, can’t we have something different? I mean we were slaves then, but now we’re not!

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3-11-2018 The annual Man of the Year, and Youth of the Year dinner. We are honoring Rob Lipka and Ari Weiss for their selfless contributions. We can show our appreciation and support by attending this event. I hope to see you there. 3-16-2018

Men’s Club Retreat


Men’s Club at Lieberman

3-24-2018 Men’s Club Shabbat. I am really looking forward to this service. Our own Lou Rabin will be spearheading this great event. Please contact him if you want to participate. Hopefully, there is still time to get in on the ruach. The Sisterhood Shabbat was beautifully executed last month. They really set the bar high on this one. I was once again extremely proud to be a part of a synagogue that holds so many high caliber people. What a splendid service it was on so many levels! Kudos and Yasher Koach to our Sisterhood. 3-30-2018 Pesach, first Seder. I cannot convey in words the feelings I get from this holiday. I am truly in awe of this giant moment in our history. I wish everyone a most meaningful and spiritual experience and next year look forward to spending the holiday with all of us together in Jerusalem L’shana Haba’ah. April 11th: Is Yom HaSoah. Our day to remember all our fallen martyrs who died too early at the hands of monsters. Join us at the Community Yom HaShoah Service that will be held at Temple Chai at 7:00 pm. Watch your weekly email for further details. That’s all I have for now, be well and I’ll see you in Shul,

Jerry Sakol Men’s Club President


Men’s Club Tzedakah Fund The Men's Club has made donations from the minyan tzedakah box: Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding, NFP

Beth Judea Men’s Club

We thank all those who have contributed to the tzedakah fund administered by Men's Club.

Hearing Men’s Voices:

Men’s Club strives to offer something for everyone. As such, we’re always open to new and creative programming ideas that help Jewish men lead rich and filling Jewish Lives. HELP THE ELDERLY ATTEND SERVICES Once a month, the Beth Judea Men’s Club volunteers at the Lieberman Geriatric Center and helps the elderly get to and from services. If you are interested in helping please contact us. MEN’S CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

a conversation amongst men

HMV is a program that allows men to discuss various topics in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:00 pm Maintaining a Relationship with Married Children and their In-laws. All sessions held at Congregation Beth Judea RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. RSVP to Evan Rumack at

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Congratulations to our Men’s Club Hebrew Literacy 1 Graduate:

THE FJMC Midwest Region Presents Its 2018 Regional Retreat

Living with Joy & Spirit: A Men’s weekend of Ruach, Discovery & Fun Pam Kahn

The date for the graduation ceremony that will be held during Shabbat Services will be Friday, March 2, 2018.

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March 16 - 18, 2018 Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center Download Flyer


Sisterhood March has arrived! And what a month this is. We start the month celebrating Purim and end it celebrating Passover. From hamentaschen to matzah in less than a month. Wow! To get you in the mood for Passover, Men’s Club and Sisterhood will be co-hosting the annual Passover Wine Tasting event on Sunday, March 4th at Beth Judea, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample and purchase quite the variety of wines. Later that week, on Thursday, March 8th, the Book Club will be discussing All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan, to be held at the home of Brenda Levin. And a week later, on Thursday, March 15th will be our annual Sisterhood Seder, which is held at Beth Judea. Our committee is currently making plans for what will be another fabulous evening! You will definitely want to plan to join us! Last month was our Sisterhood and Torah Fund Shabbat. Fran Eisner did an amazing job planning and promoting the event on the Torah Fund side. Through her efforts. our sisterhood’s donations to Torah Fund have greatly increased. We thank you, Fran, for all you do as our Torah Fund VP. Our sisterhood is very fortunate to have someone who is as caring and creative as you are as a member. Thank you again!

On the Shabbat service side, Phyllis Udany again amazed us with her organizational skills to put the service together in a cohesive manner, as well as her own skills in leading the service. Phyllis, you are a gem! We are very happy to announce that we have picked our Valued Volunteers who will be honored at the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Central Great Lakes Region dinner on Sunday, April 22nd at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park. These two women give so much of their time, effort, and yes, souls, to our sisterhood through their service to our Judaica Shop, Hanukah Gift Bazaar, and so much more, and we are glad we have a chance to honor both Ann Lerman and Karen Nagel. The entire congregation and community are invited to come and honor them at the Valued Volunteer Dinner at 6:00 on Sunday, April 22nd. More information about the dinner will be forthcoming. Please come and honor these two very worthy ladies. You know you want to!

Rhonda Cohn and Heidi Sakol Sisterhood Co-Presidents


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Sisterhood Sisterhood Where every woman’s voice is heard

Sisterhood Where every woman’s voice is heard



Come Join Us As We Discuss “All The Rivers” by Dorit Rabinyan

Be a part of our Torah Fund appeal!

When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him... Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man.

Chai ______________________________ $18 Double Chai ______________ $36 Triple Chai ________________ $54 Mitzvah ______________________ $72 Koach _________________________ $90

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Donors at the Benefactor level and above receive the beautiful pin shown as a thank you gift from Women’s League

“The land is the same land,” Hilmi reminds Liat. “In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.”

This book was banned from Israeli schools by the Ministry of Education

Please make checks out to TORAH FUND and send to Beth Judea, 5304 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047, Attn: Torah Fund

Book Discussion will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm At Brenda Levin’s Home Please RSVP to This event is open to Sisterhood and CBJ Women

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Sisterhood Gift Shop The Sisterhood of Beth Judea proudly shares about our renowned Judaica Shop! Our Judaica Shop carries a wide variety of items and gifts with continually updated inventory. Stop by and take a look at many of the following types of items: *Tallitot *Kippot *Women’s Head Coverings *Seder Plates *Hanukkah Menorahs *Shabbat Candlesticks *Kiddush Cups *Tzedakah Boxes *Wedding Gifts * Shofars *Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gifts *Mezuzah Cases and Kosher Scrolls *Yahrzeit Candles *Jewish Children’s Books *Wall Home Blessings *Hostess Gifts *Wedding Glasses *Decorative items……..and so much more! Come and browse our amazing collections of beautiful Judaic Jewelry – for both Men and Women! We have countless Hamsas, Chais, Stars and Hoshens. You will love our special designer pieces. Also our non-Judaic jewelry can make a special gift as well.! You will find many price points to meet all budgets. Our extensive collection of tallitot, for both men and women, is a specialty we are known for in the Chicagoland area! We always have approximately 100 of the tallitot in stock…most of them made in Israel! If the choices are overwhelming – or you wish to simply allow a family member or friend choose on their own – a Gift Certificate may be the wise choice for you – any denomination – anytime. We make it easy for you too – as we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover! So stop by and visit us to see for yourself why all of the talk! Our hours when Hebrew School is in session are: Tuesdays – 4 pm to 8 pm

Sundays – 9 am to 12:30 pm

We also will gladly make appointments to meet with you at your convenience – simply contact: Karen Nagel; 847-722-6621; Ann Lerman; 847-373-8640; Have the Judaica Shop be a go-to spot for all your Judaic needs – please come visit us soon!

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. One coupon per family. No other discounts or promotions apply -Expires December 31, 2018 COUPON




Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Or Shalom, Shir Hadash Synagogue and Temple Chai cordially invite you to attend our

JUF Dessert Reception on behalf of the 2018 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Congressman Peter J. Roskam

Born and raised in the district he serves, Congressman Peter Roskam is now in his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Roskam currently serves as Co-chair of the Republican Israel Caucus, the largest Republican congressional organization dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship, and is one of Israel’s leading advocates in Washington. In 2016 Roskam authored key anti-BDS provisions, in addition to anti BDS provisions that were adopted and passed earlier in the year. Click here for flyer

Congregation Beth Judea 5304 RFD, Long Grove Couvert: $5 per adult

2018 JUF EVENT CO-CHAIRS (from Congregation Beth Judea) Ronna Leibach Rita & Sid Mathias

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Shiva Baskets

Gift Cards

Sunshine Fund


The primary purpose of the shiva tradition, or "sitting shiva," is to create an environment of comfort and community for mourners; it helps guide friends and family members through the loss of a loved one. Throughout the weeklong shiva period, mourners come together in one family’s home to offer their condolences and support. From a practical standpoint, the shiva process and practices associated with Jewish mourning add comfort to the life of a mourner following a death. In the period after suffering a loss, a mourner may be comforted by the structure and routines prescribed by traditional Jewish mourning laws. Historically, the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Judea has sent shiva baskets to the immediate family of Board members; parents, spouses, siblings and G-d forbid, children. We would like to extend this gesture to the entire congregation.

Donations may be sent the shul attention Lisa Neiman.

Purchasing gift cards is one of the easiest ways to support Beth Judea. The Congregation earns a rebate from the vendors when you utilize the gift cards, so there is no cost to you. Gift cards can be utilized the same as cash, there are no restrictions. If you are shopping for groceries or clothes, going to a movie or traveling, you can help support our Congregation. Order forms for Gift Cards are available in the office or in the Lobby on Sunday morning. They can be purchased with cash, check, or credit cards (a 2.5% convenience fee will be added when paying with a credit card). Click Here to Download Form

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Thanking you in advance for you generous donations. Respectfully, Lisa Neiman


May 25 – May 27 Beth Judea’s 2nd Annual Retreat RSVP by April 11

Click Here for Details Did you know that when you shop on Amazon you can support Congregation Beth Judea at the same time? It's very simple, Amazon smile will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible amazon purchases to Congregation Beth Judea. Here is the link: Click here to Shop The Word - March 2018


ISRAEL COMMITTEE EVENTS Dear Friends: I am delighted to invite you to join our Congregation Beth Judea delegation at the AIPAC Policy Conference – March 4-6. The AIPAC Policy Conference serves as the finest example of bipartisan support for Israel, bringing together liberals and conservatives, Jews (of all denominations) and non-Jews, young and old, regardless of gender, race or cultural background, all in pursuit of a common goal. By joining our CBJ delegation, you will have an opportunity to choose to lead on a variety of important issues effecting Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship, i.e. advocate to our legislators that they strictly oversee Iran’s malign activities in the region, protect Israel at the UN, and continue to provide the military assistance critical to Israel’s security. And you’ll be able to enjoy the company of our CBJ friends as we get together to learn from internationally-recognized thought leaders on the Middle East.


Join fellow members of Beth Judea in our nation’s capitol for three of the most important days affecting Israel’s future. For more information about Beth Judea’s delegation, or to register for the AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE contact a member of our Israel Committee or AIPAC’s Chicago Area Director, Eili Wald at 312-253-8994 or

For those who sign up to the conference, there is also an opportunity to register for the AIPAC Shabbaton, and hear from Hartman institute scholars and other thought leaders in a restful and memorable pre-conference Shabbaton experience. For more information, please reach out to me, any of the AIPAC leaders in our community such as Arnie Goldberg or Cathy Feiger, or our local AIPAC staff at I hope you can make it! Sincerely, Rabbi David Klatzker

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The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Opens on March 1 The 5th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is set for its biggest year yet with more than 31 films being shown in Cinemark and ArcLight Theaters across the city and suburbs, as well as special screenings at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Tickets are already selling for some of the festival's most talked about films! Join us for this shining jewel in Chicago's art and culture scene, Thurs., Mar. 1 – Sun., Mar 18.


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Programs Available





RAMAH DAY CAMP & STAFF RECRUITMENT: Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and Ramah Day Camp in Wheeling, IL are looking for caring and fun-loving staff members for 2018! We are looking for cabin/group counselors and activity (art, swimming, dance, outdoor, sports, etc.) counselors. Applicants must be current high school seniors or older. Current high school sophomores and juniors can apply to be on art or swimming staff at Ramah Day Camp. For questions about Ramah Day Camp, contact Lori at; for questions about Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, contact Adina at Staff applications can be found online at and Thank you for your continued support!

Ann Lesley Rosen, Communications Coordinator Camp Ramah in Wisconsin / Ramah Day Camp Direct: (312) 690-8304 Winter: (312) 606-9316 / Fax: (312) 606-7136 Summer (715) 479-4400 / Fax: (715) 479-9258 Website: / Registration is open for Summer 2018! Click here to register for an experience that lasts a lifetime!

Interfaith Council News from the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council By Joanne Dicker and Helene Fox, Beth Judea representatives to the Council As I write this column, it’s quite cold but sunny. It’s a good time to reflect. The holidays are over, but many of our neighbors are still in need. Please remember those less fortunate. Donations of canned goods are accepted throughout the year at our food pantries located at Congregation Beth Am (1370 Abbott Court, Buffalo Grove), Kingswood Methodist Church (401 W. Dundee, Buffalo Grove), and St. Mary Parish (10 North Buffalo Grove Road.) We look forward to the spring and summer with the following upcoming programs: 1.

Stamp out Hunger: sponsored by the US Postal mail carriers on May 12, 2018. You place non-perishable food in your mailbox and the mail carriers will collect it. The Interfaith Council will then pick up the food and distribute it to our pantries which serve our community.


5th annual I-walk against Hunger on Sunday, June 24, 2018: A family walk from St. Mary Parish to Hope Lutheran Church and back. Refreshments are served at Hope Lutheran. All donations collected go to assist our food pantries. We need walkers, sponsors, and volunteers. If interested, please contact us below.


5th annual service trip to Detroit on August 1-5, 2018. Volunteers will work with Cass Community Social Services to repair, maintain, and build facilities to benefit the hungry, homeless, and unemployed. For more information and to register, please contact: http://


Interfaith Trip to Israel: details forthcoming. Summer 2018.

We are discussing ideas for further educational programming. Our last panels covered questions on Christianity and Judaism. If you have any suggested topics, please contact us. For more information on any of our programs, please contact us by e-mail or telephone:, 224-699-0386 or visit our website at or your council representatives: Joanne Dicker: Helene Fox: Donations may be made directly to: Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council 1282 Green Knolls Drive Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


BJE Early Childhood Centers

MT Nesters The MT Nesters are in the middle of our 22nd year. But our dues are still the same -$20/year (no senior discounts). However, membership in the MT Nesters for your first year is free if you are currently a member of Beth Judea. We are continuing to hold our monthly program/meetings on Sundays, usually in the afternoon, and sometimes outside of the synagogue. For additional information contact Carol Schechter at 847-537-3566 or Sam Chiprin at 847-459-0316.

Did You Know... Do you know of information that would be of interest to our congregants? If so, please let us know.

Registration for 2018-2019

Cell Phone Drop-Off Box In Synagogue Office! Help domestic abuse victims by donating your old cell phones.

Registration at the Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Center at Beth Judea is well under way. Registration for our 2018-2019 school year has begun. Schedule a visit to one of our classes: New Steps (parent/caregiver and toddler), More Steps (2 year olds), Kadima (3 year olds) and Pre-K, and learn about our amazing curriculum. Call us at 847634-0363 to begin your child’s preschool journey. Come and see what we’re all about!

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Each phone raises money for domestic abuse crisiscounseling services in the Jewish community! SHALVA offers free counseling to Jewish women who are or were in an intimate partner relationship. If you or someone you know needs our help, call 773-583-4673.


New Membership Programs Beth Judea Announces Exciting New Membership Programs:

Alternative Shabbat Service Alternative Shabbat Service Service Leader: Norm Kurtz

1. Referral Program Gift of Membership 3. STEPS to Membership

Every Shabbat Morning 10:30 am until 11:45 am.


We're very excited to announce new membership programs for our community! We're making it easy and rewarding for you to help spread the word about our synagogue community to your family, friends, and Jewish families that might have moved into the neighborhood! Click Here for Full Details

Planned Giving Is Beth Judea a Part of Your Estate? Help ensure the future of Congregation Beth Judea. From Generation to Generation “Making a Difference in the Lives that Follow”

You are invited to join the Alternative Shabbat Service which meets every Shabbat morning. Our growing interpretive minyan (prayer group) is focused on building community by enjoying a passionate, meaningful, and dynamic Shabbat morning experience. We are innovative, creative, and different from the traditional service. We are friendly and welcoming to all. Being nonjudgmental and accessible, we are interested in creating a meaningful spiritual community where joyful prayer and spirited Torah discussion is experienced, accompanied by camaraderie and friendship. Join us for prayer/discussion/ learning and stay after services for Kiddush/lunch with the entire Congregation. We meet in the former youth lounge on the lower level of the Synagogue (which is accessible to the physically challenged) from 10:30 am until 11:45 am. Bring a friend with you. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. Shabbat Shalom,

LIFE IN ISRAEL THE GOODMAN’S BLOG Howie and Suzanne Goodman were valued members at Beth Judea until they decided to make aliyah in 2009. The Goodmans have agreed to provide us with a blog on their experiences as new olim in Israel. Though we continue to miss the Goodmans, we can all look forward to reading about their adventures in Israel through the blog. To learn more about the Goodman’s life in Israel click here to share their experience.

Norm Kurtz Service Leader

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Upon three things the world is based: Upon Torah, Upon Divine Service and Upon the Practice of Charity

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The Helping Hand Plan

The Helping Hand Plan A Project of Congregation Beth Judea Hesed Committee   

Do you need some help? Do you need a ride to a doctor’s appointment? Do you need a ride to services at Beth Judea?

WHAT IS THE HELPING HAND PLAN? Beth Judea has a group of volunteers who are ready, willing, and able to lend a hand. Just call or e-mail if you need some assistance. WHO DO I CONTACT TO REQUEST SOME HELP? Please call Larry Wollheim at 847-6349399 or e-mail Larry at or call Rabbi Klatzker at 847-634-0777 or e-mail Rabbi Klatzker at to request help. It’s a Mitzvah to help someone. Please allow us to help you.

You Make A Difference We firmly believe that reaching out to others benefits not only the recipient, but the person providing help as well. This is, without a doubt, a win-win situation for all involved. If you are interested in making a difference, please contact one of the Hesed (Caring) committee members below: Rabbi Klatzker Ellene Lammers Wendy Wunsch Evan Rumack Larry Wolheim

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Hesed Committee

An Important Announcement CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA HESED (CARING) COMMITTEE The Hesed committee would like to know if you have any difficulties/problems that you would like to discuss with a knowledgeable individual. We have a group of congregants who have been trained or are professionals who would be able to provide a brief consultation with you in order to refer you on for more in-depth assistance. We are also thinking about starting some support groups. We would like to know what you feel your needs are. Please email Ellene Lammers at or call the Rabbi. FOR A LIST OF EMERGENCY HOTLINE NUMBERS, AGENCIES AND RESOURCES click here

We Would Like To Know WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW . . . . If you are celebrating a life cycle event such as a birth, engagement, or wedding, we would like to know about it so that this milestone can be included in The Word. If you are ill or know someone who is sick, we would like to know about it so that a prayer for recovery can be said, so that the clergy can call or visit, and so that the Hesed (Caring) committee can be notified and be of assistance. If there is a death in your family, we would like to know about it so that we can offer our support, can share this information with our congregation, and so that we can add your loved one to our Yahrzeit records. Please call the synagogue office with this information. Do not assume that someone else will have notified the synagogue staff.


MARCH BIRTHDAYS We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: March 16

Beth Redfern Stanford Robbin

March 18

Alan Green

March 19

Robert Fisher Chuck Kamen Lois Mills

March 20

Richard Adelman Helene Fliegel Jonathan Share Carl Tominberg

March 21

Dana Clorfene Jill Weinberger

Laurence Appel Danna Friedlander Wesley Morris

March 22

Allen Rosenston Martin Rothenberg

March 4

Mari Cohen

March 23

Jason Polakow

March 5

Vicky Kaplan

March 24

Lori Bacalar

March 6

Eve Appelbaum Roberta Kamen Sarajane Orloff Deborah Tolsky

March 25

Ann Lerman Paul Zucker

March 26

Peter Marks

March 7

Shelley Stolman

March 27

March 8

Sari London

Pam Herstein Rhonda Newman Jennifer Ryan Mike Weiner

March 9

Barbara Hyman March 28

March 10

Robert Balogh Jan Charman Marcus Melnick Janice Minnick Dena Newman Cindi Sigal

Steven Dicker Judy Greenberg Martin Krawitz Wendy Wunsch

March 29

Lorne Cohen William Levitan Marc Sender

March 30

Diane Gordon Jeff Taub

March 31

David Brull Francine Eisner Stan Lieberman Harold Secler

March 1

March 2

March 3

Arthur Cohen Howard Eisenberg Robert Friedman Linda Handler Beth Polonsky Marcy Soble Jeff Carter Debra Crystal Lawrence Feldman Ellen Kaplan Ronna Leibach Vadim Riber Sandra Rockwell Gene Sachs

March 11

Stephen Limer

March 12

Richard Pervos

March 13

Jamie Epstein

March 14

Rickey Ament Betty Kolko

We encourage you to also contact one another to share in their celebration

NOTE: If your name is missing from the list please contact the synagogue so we can update your information in our files.

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MARCH ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy Anniversary to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: March 1

Sharon & Michael Weil

March 2

Andrea & David Alhadeff Judy & Louis Rabin

March 11

Edith & Kenneth Margules

March 16

Dana & Ken Goldstein

March 17

Darlene & Barry Bikshorn

March 18

Linda & Bruce Portnoy

March 20

Marcy & Jon Soble

March 23

Phyllis & Robert Dritz Susan & David Schuster

March 24

Dana & Randy Polonsky

March 25

Jenita Fischoff & Alex Raab Sharon & Philip Wein

March 26

Sarajane & Chuck Orloff

March 27

Debra & Mark Dubin

March 29

Linda & William Kramer Brenda & Jay Levin

March 30

Judith & Robert Atlas

March 31

Sherry & Daniel Weinberger

We encourage you to also contact one another to share in their celebration

NOTE: If your name is missing from the list please contact the synagogue so we can update your information in our files.

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Albert Appel Robert Block* Riva Chiet* Russell Davis* Lillian Goldstein* Harold Gross* Seymour Keeshin* Meyer Kovich* Ann Levin* Charlotte Ludwig* Ronald Marcus Sylvia Perl* Barbara Seider Jennifer Allison Waller Peter Weisberg

Justin Ban Helene Borkan* Marvin Cohn Bruce Gerber* Meyer Goldware* Charles Haberman* Larry Kolko Hymen Krieberg Leonard Levitan* Sofia Magill Helen Mills Toby Pollack* Ben Silverman* Ada Weiner* Richard Welch

Helen Berg* Frieda Brin* Lester Copeland* Harold Glassman Leo Greenberg* Emmanuel Kaplan Wanda Komisarz Dan Kwasman Nancy Lipp Carl Mandel Bessie Mordoh* Bernard Rafal Harvey Stein* Lucille Weisberg*

March 9

Louis Bardos* Samuel Cohen* Charles Allen Fryer Jacob Hammer Ethel Korengold Steven Landau* Ben Levin* Rena Lichtenstein* Dora Nechamkin* Cynthia O. Rafal* Milton Ruttenberg* Molly Sobol* Martin Stein* Esther Waddell Jeffrey Weisberg* Judith Zelson

Shelly Braverman* William Cohn Sondra Gartenberg* Vera Hefler Harry Kray Lee Lazar* Esther Levin* Joel Mosak* Jack Nimzin* Morris Rotman Irving Sachs* Michael Spivak* Rudolf Stein Jill Waitz Sonia Wisotsky Mindy Zolno

Gerald Brownfield Doris Friedland Lillian Gold* Tessie Kaufman Bernard Kurtz* Cecilla Lerner* Leonard Levy* Minnie Muffson Ruth Peck Norman Rubin* Nancy Schwerdlin Calvin Stark Ruth Tolsky Morris Walcer* Lawrence Zablen*

* Denotes the deceased has a yahrzeit plaque. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque please contact the synagogue office.

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Ma Celia Abelson* Celia Cohen Joseph Indes* Alex Lerman* Morris Nathan* Mildred “Mickie” Orechkin Max Schwartz* Doris Warman Lenora Tammy Zeff

Rose Altman* Ellyn Drazin Irene Karel Frieda Lieberman* Don Neal Louis Polakow Richard Albert Share Caesar Wollheim David Zoller*

Lena Appel June Handler Albert Karno Irving Ludwig Leo Nochimson* Carl Rosenthal*

March 23

Gilbert Agrest Henry Burdeen* Carl Elvove* Marlene Green Sylvia Harris Jerry Kaplan* Abe Levin* Fannie Paula Plaut Schiller Eli Seltzer Sam Weinberg*

Muriel Bregman Hillary Chusid Perry Fisher Joseph Greenberg* Robert E. Hazan* Rhea Klein Edith Levine* Ruth Reingold Gloria Silver Esther Wolf*

Peter Brenner* Jack Cohen Lenore Gluskin* Paul Grobman* Mildred Herscher Rochelle Lerner Jack Neimark Jack T. Rotman Bertha Weinberg* Ronald Wolff

March 30

Barbara Bernstein Martha Chibnik Devora Elbaum* Diane Goldstein David Gutstein* Seymour Lazar* David Lipscher* Karl Perl* Sam Sanes* Philip Shultz* Abraham Weissman

Joel Bikshorn Minnie Cohen Howard Epstein* Sala Gotfryd Alex Hortick Shirley Lemsky Michael Nusinow Sonia Rosenfeld* Barbara Savitt Beverly Sokol*

Fred Bornstein* Roslyn Drizner Michael Fagan Louis Grossman David Keifsky Mildred Levinson Joyce Papageorge* Morris Saharack Mildred Sherman* Micky Verbin*

Abraham I. Wortell*

* Denotes the deceased has a yahrzeit plaque. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque please contact the synagogue office.

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Charles Ban Elaine Brownfield Martha Greenberg* Rose Kamerling* Michael Kwasman Barbara Greenberg Morley Paula Ribot Deborah Semel Walter Thalheimer

Maurice Bender* Ellen Coltman Bonnie Hilder* Osher Karlinsky* Jack Lindenbaum* Jacob Muffson Isador Rothschild Helaine Slodki Betty Ward*

Louis Berman* Max Forman Louis Hill Harry Kohl Shirley Markowitz Fred Rhodes* Ida Schneider Joe Star

April 13

William Barston* Mary Berman* Marcella Edelberg* Larry Fox* Betty Isaacson Mike Margolis Esther Meyer Philip Pinckus* Kathryn Weisbard

Hylda Ida Bauer* Oscar R. Berman* Bernice Erman Ruth Groner* Goldie Jacobs* Irving Markowitz* Arnold Moskowitz Thelma Schwartz*

Jerrold Belonsky Shirley Dicker Aaron Fox* Sharon Renee Horowitz David Kaufman Rose Meskin* Anna Offstein* Ruth Steres*

April 20

Rose Ban Bill Carol* Carl Freedman* Fannie Kaner* Robyn Kreger Milton Levinson Sylvia Rosen Ida Schiffman* Paul Spangler Gladys Wallach*

Rose Becker* Neil Fenchel Allen Gothelf Stuart Kaufman Samuel Lettvin Edith Levsky Martha Rosenbaum* Emanuel Seider Anita Spiegel Ada Weiss

Dorothy Brooks* Sarabelle Fishman Howard Jaffe* Rosalie Koehler-Moore Max Levine* Elaine Moffett Morris Rovin* Joseph Shikafsky* Bernard Turovitz*

April 27

Harry Bauer Baruch Cohen Martha Forman Goldie Graff* Ione Ilvenne Harry Kintz* Carol Joy Lazar* Harry Markowitz Clara Ramras Gertrude Savetsky Bernice Wollheim

Anna Brody* Merrill Cohen Jenny Gardberg* Rami Greener Lisa Jacobs Max Kriegler Merrill Litwin Walter Mendelsohn Ricki Reznick* Raymond Weinberger

Harry J. Caplan* Malva Dobrikin* Janice Gottlieb* Harold Hennes Nancy Joy Karlin Richard Krivitsky* Benjamin Margules Sol Pinsker Marsha Rosen* Sam Wolf*

* Denotes the deceased has a yahrzeit plaque. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque please contact the synagogue office.

The Word – March 2018



Condolences Upon the Deaths of: Irving Gelman Brother-in-law of Esther Mosak Uncle of Diane Ganden Uncle of Bryan Mosak Lillian Karp Grandmother of Jeff Karp

Congratulations upon Births: Susan & Fred Rabinowitz upon the birth of their granddaughter, Mae Rose Cooper Congratulations upon Engagement: Sue-Ellen & Fred Duboe upon the engagement of their son, Jason Duboe to Julia Quinn

CANTOR WEISBERG’S DISCRETIONARY FUND IN HONOR OF: Barney Sidler upon his 85th birthday. Renee & Mike Malter

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Irwin Dritz Phyllis & Robert Dritz and Family Lillian Freedman, beloved mother. Lynn & Art Freedman

Jacob Gordon and Norma Gordon, our beloved parents and grandparents. Stuart, Cheryl, Ariel & Jonathan Kersky Leonard Levy Phyllis & Robert Dritz and Family

IN MEMORY OF: Al “Alvie” Cohen, beloved friend. Renee & Mike Malter Friends of Family of Al Cohen

Elizabeth Rosenthal, beloved mother. Florence Rosenthal

Frank (Skip) Schnierow, beloved friend. Mike Malter

Rose Secler, beloved mother and grandmother. Gloria, Harold, Rachel, Ross & Suzanne Secler

Denise Skyler, beloved mother of Jenni Skyler. Renee & Mike Malter UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Mac Brown, beloved father Renee & Wes Brown Barbara Cohen, beloved mother, grandmother and GG. Gayle & Rick Pervos, Stefanie, Mike & Zachary Bregman Lonnie, Josh & Maya Finkle Irwin Dritz Phyllis & Robert Dritz and Family

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Sidney Simons, beloved father and grandfather. Aileen & Steve Simons Anne Soll Roberta & Bill Uhler “Bud” Richard Welch, beloved uncle. Marla & Ken Brandt and Family Beverly Weiner, deeply missed and beloved mother and Bauby. Marla & Ken Brandt and Family


TRIBUTES GENERAL FUND IN APPRECIATION OF: Ann Lerman and Phyllis Udany for all that they do for the AJEC. The Adult Jewish Education Co-op UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: “Nonnie” Rose Brandt Marla & Ken Brandt Bruce Gerber Gail Gerber, Eric, Robin & Elyse Yegelwel PRAYER BOOK FUND UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Sherry Gerber Gail Gerber, Eric. Robin & Elyse Yegelwel Harold Glassman, beloved father. Rachel & Bob Ragland TORAH RESTORATION FUND IN HONOR OF: Sharon & Harris Weiner upon the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca to Justin Malina. Cindy Lipka UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: William Cohn Craig & Suzie Cohn

EDUCATION FUND IN HONOR OF: Anna Besser, Natalie Gurin, Michele Sussman and the Dalet Class for leading the 1/27/18 Shabbat service. Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt


Joan & Carey Rosemarin upon the engagement of their daughter, Meryl to Richard Shneur. Marlene & Stacy Sachs IN MEMORY OF: Hanna and Manny Adler, our dear and devoted aunt and uncle. We still miss you. With love. Ron & Jean Friedman and Family UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Jack E. Babbitt Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt

IN HONOR OF: Pam Kahn upon graduating from the Hebrew Literacy Program. With love, Mom, Dad, Betsy, Randy, Sharon, Michael & Joshua Joan & Norm Kurtz upon the birth of their granddaughter, Jocelyn Maya Kurtz. Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel Susan & Fred Rabinowitz upon the birth of their granddaughter, Mae Rose Cooper. Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel

Edward Ernstein Irene Ernstein

Gary Ernsteen Barbara Sachs, beloved mother and grandmother. Marlene & Stacy Sachs Irving Sachs, beloved father and grandfather. Marlene & Stacy Sachs

LINDA & ALBERT STARK FUND UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Calvin Stark, beloved brother and uncle. Albert & Linda Stark and Family USY/KADIMA SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN HONOR OF: Beth Judea USY winning the International Chapter of the Year Award. Cindy Lipka

Karen & Phil Nagel upon the birth of their granddaughter, Scarlet Mia Sobin. Cindy Lipka

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UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Ethan Levitan Esther Levitan Leonard Levitan Ila Sender

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Pola Rizman, beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. Marti & Morry Rizman and Family Sylvia Katz and Pola Rizman, our mother, mother-in-law, grandmas and great grandmas. Susan Rizman and Family

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UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: “Bud” Richard Welch, beloved uncle. Marla & Ken Brandt and Family Beverly Weiner, deeply missed and beloved mother and Bauby. Marla & Ken Brandt and Family


MARCH 2018 Sunday









7:30 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

7:30 am Minyan 8:00 am Weekly Parsha 6:00 pm 50th Anniv. 9:30 am Shabbat Svc Dinner 9:30 am Bat Mitzvah 7:30 pm Inclusion & 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Shirat 10:30 am Jr-Congrega Shabbat Svc 10:30 am Interpret Svc

Minyan Ulpan 2 Minyan Israel Mtg. MC Mtg. Board Mtg.


Candle Ltg. 5:26 pm 04






8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 9:00 am Religious School 10:00 am MC Candle Pkg 2:00 pm Passover Wine Tasting AIPAC Policy Conference

6:15 am Minyan 12:00 pm Lunch & Learn @Sunset w/ Rabbi Lifshitz 6:30 pm Beyahad (TC) 7:30 pm Minyan AIPAC Policy Conference

7:30 am 8:30 am 4:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm

7:30 am 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

7:30 am Minyan 6:00 pm Dinner & Conv w/ Rabbi 6:30 pm Ulpan 2 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Sisterhood Book Club 8:00 pm Exec Mtg.

7:30 am Minyan 8:00 am Weekly Parsha 5:30 pm Tot Shabbat 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 6:00 pm K-2 Shabbat 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah Dinner 10:30 am USY Pray & 7:30 pm Shabbat Serv Play with Guest 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Speaker 10:30 am Jr-Congrega 10:30 am Interpret Svc 9:00 pm USY Prom Candle Ltg. TURN CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR BEFORE 5:34pm GOING TO SLEEP





7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Rabbi Reads Quran 8:00 pm Social Action Meeting (No Taste of Torah)

7:30 am Minyan 6:00 pm Sisterhood Women’s Seder 6:30 pm Ulpan 2 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Youth Mtg.

7:30 am Minyan 5:00 pm FJMC Retreat 6:30 pm Tot Shabbat 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc

8:00 am Weekly Parsha 9:30 am Shabbat Svc led by Bet Class 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 10:30 am Jr-Congrega 10:30 am Interpret Svc (FJMC Retreat)

Minyan Israel Matters Religious Sch Heh Ba’al Teflilah USY Board Mtg 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Ritual Mtg.

Minyan USY Region Pro Minyan Facilities Mtg. Rabbi Reads Quran (No Taste of Torah) . .

11 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS 2 AM 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am

Teacher Mtg Talmud Study Minyan Religious School Dalet Kosher Meal 12:00 pm Kadinkers 1:00 pm Regional Kadima Day 2:30 pm MT Nesters 4:30 pm FJMC Man & Youth of the Year . 18 8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 9:00 am Religious School – Peseach Sederim K-2 11:00 am Kallah Meeting



6:15 am Minyan 12:00 pm Lunch & Learn @Sunset w/ Rabbi Lifshitz 6:30 pm Beyahad (TC) 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Membership & Program Mtg.

7:30 am 8:15 am 4:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm



6:15 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

Minyan Beyahad (TC) Minyan Ways & Mean

Minyan Israel Matters Religious Sch Heh Ba’al Tefillah Minyan USY Ed Com Mtg. Sisterh’d Mtg

Minyan Israel Matters Religious Sch Heh Minyan USY MC-Hearing Men’s Voices


Candle Ltg. 6:42 pm



7:30 am 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

Minyan Minyan Finance Mtg. Rabbi Reads Quran (No Taste of Torah) .

7:30 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm



7:30 am 8:15 am 4:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

Minyan. Ulpan 2 Minyan Board Mtg






8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan (Maot Chitim Delivery)

6:15 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan

7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan

7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Rabbi Reads Quran (No Taste of Torah)

7:30 am Minyan. 6:30 pm Ulpan 2 7:30 pm Minyan


7:30 am Minyan 8:00 am Weekly Parsha 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:15 am MC-Lieberman 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs led by MC Candle Ltg. 9:30 am Auf-Ruf 6:50 pm 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 8:00 pm BowlingLeage (No Jr. Congregation) (No Alternative Minyan) 30 EREV PASSOVER 31 PASSOVER (see guide) 7:30 am Minyan/ 8:00 am Weekly Parsha FAST OF 9:30 am Pesach Svcs FIRSTBORN 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 6:00 pm 1st PESACH 10:30 am Interpret Svc SEDER 6:00 pm 2nd PESACH SEDER Candle Ltg. before Candle Ltg. 6:58 pm after 7:58 pm

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CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA 5304 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047 (847) 634-0777 E-Mail: Website: Rabbi David Klatzker Rabbi Emeritus Howard Lifshitz Cantor Roger J. Weisberg President Sidney Mathias Executive Director Lisa Neiman Educational Director Anna Besser Youth Director Marc Sender Editor Evan Rumack

From The Editors In order for your article to be published in the next issue, we must have it at the synagogue by the 10th of the month! There will be no exceptions. This includes information on disk as well. We need your article as it is important to let the congregation know what your group is doing. Announcements should take the form of articles in The Word rather than separate flyers. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Rabbi, Board of Directors or the editors.

Worship Schedule Conducted by Rabbi David Klatzker and Cantor Roger J. Weisberg

Candle Lighting Times Candle Lighting time is calculated for 18 minutes before sunset and is adjusted for Daylight Savings Time.

Shabbat Evening Services .........................................7:30.p.m. Shabbat Morning Services ........................................ 9:30 a.m. Gan Shabbat – Shabbat Mornings .............................10:30 a.m. Junior Congregation ..................................................10:30 a.m. Alternative Shabbat Service (Interpretive Minyan).. 10:30 a.m.

March 2

................................................... .5:26 pm

March 9

..................................................... 5:34 pm

Weekday Morning Minyan: Sunday .................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Monday ................................................................ 6:15 a.m. Tuesday through Friday ........................................ 7:30 a.m.

March 30 ...Pesach..light candles before.......6:58 pm

March 16 ...................................................... 6:42 pm March 23 .................................................. ....6:50 pm

March 31 .. Pesach..light candles after .........7:58 pm

Weekday Evening Minyan: Monday through Thursday .................................... 7:30 p.m.

The Blessing For Lighting The Candles On Shabbat is Bo-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Melech Ha-olam A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-tav Vi-tzi-va-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Shabbat.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has hallowed us through His Commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of the holy Sabbath.

The Word - March 2018  

Congregation Beth Judea

The Word - March 2018  

Congregation Beth Judea