Elliott Tepperman Senior Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh Associate Rabbi Ariann Weitzman, Rabbi Director of Congregational Learning Stuart Brown Director of Operations Craig Levine and Richard Freedman Co-Presidents Jane Susswein Editor Shabbat Handout
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November 24, 2012 – 10 Kislev 5773 Genesis 28:10-29:35 p. 166
YAHRZEITS All those observing a yahrzeit are encouraged to accept the honor of the second aliyah. Martin L. Wiener remembered by the Wiener family (10 Kislev) Evelyn Zardetto remembered by Richard Wolfson and Sharon Zardetto (November 25)* Maralyn Lipner remembered by Liz and Zach Lipner (11 Kislev) Robert Schwimmer remembered by Eric, Barbara & Gwen Schwimmer (13 Kislev) Lily Jacob remembered by Johanna Jacob (13 Kislev) Herman Pasternack remembered by Linda Pasternack (13 Kislev) Norman Zukoff remembered by Marion Zukoff (13 Kislev) Matthew Marowitz remembered by Ira Karasick, Jill Stein & family (14 Kislev) Morris Schwimmer remembered by Eric Schwimmer (15 Kislev) Jamie Lynch remembered by Cheryl and Marc Slutzky (15 Kislev) Shirley Perzley remembered by the Helfman/Sheps family (15 Kislev) Milton Palmer remembered by Susan Craig (16 Kislev) Frank George Simmons remembered by Vilna Bashi (16 Kislev) *‑‑‑‑Yahrzeit is being observed on the Gregorian date Thanks to Marty Fellner for being the Ba‘al Tefillah and to Leslie Weber and Debbie Wohl for chanting Torah.
This Morning Adult Bet Midrash at 9 am Sefer HAchinuch with Zach Lipner.
WELCOME TO BNAI KESHET Bnai Keshet is a diverse, family-friendly community with a lively mix of tradition and innovation. Whatever your interests, age, family structure, or level of Jewish practice or knowledge, you’ll find a home here, as well as programs that engage your mind, nourish your spirit, and make a difference at home and in the world. Bnai Keshet is fortunate to be served by three outstanding rabbis: Senior Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, Associate Rabbi Darby Leigh, and our Director of Congregational Learning, Rabbi Ariann Weitzman.
This Week Ba’Al Tefillah Training Monday, November 26 at 7:20 pm and continuing on Mondays. We are training a new cohort of ba’alei tefillah! If you’ve ever wanted to learn to lead Shabbat morning services, join us for a class on service leading co-taught by Rabbi Ariann and our songleader, Lincoln Richman. Wednesday MEditation minyan at 8 am led by Rabbi Elliott. Chevre Kaddisha, Sacred Society Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m. following the 7:30 minyan. A course on Judaism’s communal response to death, culminating in a training session for members interested in forming our own BK Chevre Kaddisha (Jewish burial society). Taught by Rabbi Elliott & Francine Roston of Congregation Beth El, South Orange. Friday morning minyan at 7:30 am. Friday morning Minyan at 7:30 am.
Next Shabbat open your heart and deepen your ethics: KEdushat Ha Lev at 9 am. The teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev. Taught by Rabbi Elliott. Preschool Holiday Workshop at 10:30 am. TOT SHABBAT at 11:30 am.
Coming Up ISRAEL: MIRACLES and CHALLENGES Sunday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. “Integration of Ethiopian Israelis,” at Bnai Keshet. The second of five forums organized by Bnai Keshet and Shomrei Emunah focused on finding ways for concerned Jews to improve social justice in Israel for women, Ethiopian immigrants, migrant workers and Palestinians. Co-sponsored by Bnai Keshet and Shomrei Emunah. Wednesday Lunch & Learn December 5 from 11 am to 1 pm. The Lunch & Learn group has launched two projects. On Wednesdays, you have the opportunity
to learn and to play Mah Jongg. Instruction will be provided by Marion Zukoff and a group of her friends who are experienced players. Both beginners and those who already know how to play are welcome on November 21. By December, we hope to have enough experienced players to schedule regular Mah Jongg games. The second project, the Legacy Project, will meet from 1 to 2:30 pm every other Wednesday (check the BK calendar on the website.) We will explore a “variety of ways to put our values and histories into a form that can be passed on to succeeding generations. Each session will end with 15 minutes of singing—just for fun—led by Jeanne Krausman. Those who are interested in ideas for writing or creating other kinds of Legacy projects may want to purchase this book: Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper by Barry Baines (DaCapo Press, ISBN 13:978978-0-7382-1055). Friday night topics December 7 at 8 pm: “Into Africa,” a presentation by Rabbi Elliott Tepperman and Roberta Elliott. This past summer, Rabbi Elliott and Roberta both went to Africa: the Rabbi to West Africa, Roberta to East Africa. Both trips were based on social action goals: the Rabbi joined with AJWS to help build a school in Ghana, and Roberta went as a function of her position at HIAS to visit refugees in Uganda and Kenya. Join us for this fascinating virtual trip and we think you’ll be as “into Africa” when you leave as our speakers! Free and open to the public, so bring your friends! BK Reads Visits the Past!!! Saturdays after kiddush. This year’s selections focus on historical fiction beginning with the onset of Christianity followed by the Middle Ages, then the Holocaust and ending up almost to the present. We’ll be meeting at 12:45 p.m. (after Kiddush) on Saturdays at Red Gables. Our selections are: December 8 Rav Hisda’s Daughter by Maggie Anton. Hisdadukh, a Talmudic scholar’s daughter, faces a conflicted life. While her father struggles to establish new traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, she sets on becoming an enchantress. January 12 The Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman Reverse Hunger in Paterson next on December 1. St Paul’s Food Pantry in Paterson serves 100 clients a day. If you would like to support this program but are not in a position to prepare or serve food, please use the link below to make a donation. Think of it as a supplement to your grocery bill, only you’ll be feeding guests outside your home. There are five emergency feeding sites in the Montclair area compared with St. Paul’s Food Pantry, which serves 100 clients a day. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or click http://tinyurl.com/donate-to-food-justice
HESED IS HERE helping those in need: meals, shiva preparation, rides to BK, rides to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, visits, phone calls, help with simchas. Any specific need a congregant has, we are here. And remember: It is a mitzvah to let others know you need help!! Contact Lori Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org. MESH STARTING UP AGAIN Mondays at 6:30 pm. Help provide a warm dinner and company to Montclair’s homeless this season by helping host BK’s Monday evening MESH meal. Young people are not only welcome, but play a key role in preparing, serving and running our meals. Contact the BK office or Richard Skeen at email@example.com.
MetroWest Community News A BOttle in the GAZA SEA Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm at JCC in West Orange. GREAT FOR TEENS! Tal is a 17-year old girl living in Jerusalem. After witnessing a bombing in a local cafe, she slips a peace letter in a bottle and has it thrown into the sea near Gaza. She soon receives a response from a young Palestinian, Naim. Through email exchanges, they develop a virtual friendship. You will be mesmorized by the film and surprised by the ending. $18/adults. $10 students with ID. 1-800-494-8497 or www.boxofficetickets.com/metrowest. NEXT JCC BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 pm will discuss Peter Orner’s latest novel, Love and Shame and Love. In January, we will host an author event! Joshua Henkin will visit us on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm to discuss his new novel, The World Without You. Mr. Henkin is the author of Matrimony, a New York Times Notable Book, and Swimming Across the Hudson, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book. He will sign books at the event, so please place your order for The World Without You at the JCC soon...you might wish to own this one! Henkin’s author visit will be open to the community, so please feel free to invite your friends, whether or not they have been members of our Book Group. PJ LIBRARY is a program offered to the MetroWest community thanks to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and local funders. Families with children ages 6 month to 5 1/2 years are eligible to enroll on a first-come, first-served basis. The child will receive a free age-appropriate book or CD each month! To enroll, contact Andrea Bergman at 973-929-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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