99 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair NJ 07042 Phone: 973-746-4889 Fax: 973-746-4963 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bnaikeshet.org
Elliott Tepperman Senior Rabbi Ariann Weitzman Assistant Rabbi & Director of Congregational Learning Stuart Brown Director of Operations Craig Levine and Richard Freedman Co-Presidents Jane Susswein and Leslie Weber Editors Shabbat Handout
August 17 - 11 Elul Deuteronomy 21:10 - 22:21
All those observing a yahrzeit are encouraged to accept the honor of the second aliyah.
Betty Sack Rulnick remembered by Liz and Zach Lipner (11 Elul) Abraham Hyman Livingstone remembered by Norma Silber (11 Elul) Dorothy Jabin remembered by the Glessner‑Fischer family (11 Elul) Melvin Fischer remembered by the Glessner‑Fischer family (11 Elul) Ida Mostkowitz remembered by Ileen Paley (12 Elul) Blanche Bergman Levy remembered by Elizabeth Levi & Hannah, Stephanie & Emma Adickman (13 Elul) Morris Yaskulka remembered by Robin & Mitchel Ratliff and Marilyn Rubinstein (13 Elul) Tilly Allweiss remembered by Marion Zukoff (14 Elul) Elizabeth McGarry remembered by Liz and Zach Lipner (15 Elul) Harry B. Kolba remembered by Ellen & Marshall Kolba & Family (16 Elul) James Marcus remembered by Carol Marcus (17 Elul) Joseph Solomon remembered by Nancy Solomon and Arlene Stein (17 Elul) Edwin Chavez‑Carr remembered by C Lynn Carr and family (17 Elul) Betty Masel remembered by Debbie Santiago (17 Elul) Fannie Markovitz remembered by Nancy Markovitz (17 Elul) Nathan Meyer remembered by the Procton/Meyer family (21 Elul) Thanks to Adam Lautman for chanting Torah and to Jessica Siegel for giving the devar.
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION Wednesday, August 21 at 8 pm at BK. Do you have friends or neighbors who are looking for a congregation? Prospective members are invited to come learn more about our BK community and religious school. Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, Rabbi Ariann Weitzman, and members of BK will be on hand to meet and answer questions. Call the office (973-746-4889) if you are interested in attending.
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 two outstanding rabbis: Elliott Tepperman, Senior Rabbi, and Ariann Weitzman, Assistant Rabbi & Director of Congregational Learning.
PLEASE RETURN DUES & BET MIDRASH (SCHOOL) REGISTRATION FORM-either the paper form you received in the mail or online at: http://bkfiles. org/BKDues2013 (There is one form for both school and shul this year!) Rosh Hashanah greetings and organic/fair-trade honey sticks will be sent to each BK member and staff. To participate in our Honey Pot Fundraiser please go to the BK website (www.bnaikeshet.org). _____________________________________ JOIN US FOR THE HOLY DAYS Members: Please go to the new BK website (www.bnaikeshet.org) to download the schedule, sign up for service participation, register for child care, and contribute to the Honey Pot fundraiser. Guests/Non-Members: High Holy Days information is available (including child care, if needed) on the new BK website. There is no charge to attend services, but we ask that you reserve in advance. Additionally, a contribution is encouraged so we may continue to invite the community to join us in the future. S’LICHOT SERVICE Saturday, August 31 from 6 pm to 7:30. S’lichot is a unique experience on the Jewish calendar. It helps prepare one’s spirit for the upcoming High Holy Days. Hearing the shofar in the still of the night is an experience not to be missed. S’lichot is on the highly recommended list for those experiencing the Holy Days for the first time. EREV ROSH HASHANAH Wednesday September 4 at 8 pm. High Holy Days begin. Please check the BK website for a complete schedule of services. NEW THIS YEAR!! Second Day Rosh Hashanah, Friday, September 6. Potluck New Year’s Lunch (dairy/vegetarian) at 1 pm after services at Bnai Keshet. RSVP on the website (www.bnaikeshet.org).
BIKE WITH BK ON THE HAZON NY RIDE Labor Day Weekend August 30 – September 2. Cycle with Team BK on Hazon’s NY Ride this Labor Day Weekend. Cycle through the Berkshires and finish in NYC. Enjoy an incredible Shabbat retreat. Team BK members get a discounted registration fee of $150. Fundraise in support of environmental sustainability projects for the Jewish community and the world. We are training now and are planning some great training rides to do together. Contact Monica Rawicz (email@example.com) for more information. KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED FOR THE SUMMER. Attendance is lighter now than during the year. Bagels and toppings, fruit, and cookies would be so appreciated. Call the office (973-746-4889) to volunteer. INTERGENERATIONAL TROPE CLASS Starting in the Fall, Mondays at 7:15 pm. Get ready for an upcoming family simcha or just prepare to be a part of our Torah chanting crew! Contact Rabbi Ariann to join! BK READS 2013-2014 Continuing this fall, join us at 12:45 pm (after Kiddush) on Saturdays at Red Gables. The first two books will be The Golem and the Jinni, by Helen Wecker (October 12) and Jerusalem Maiden, by Talia Caren (November 16). TWO CATS NEED A NEW HOME. Please contact BK member Barry Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each Week WEDNESDAY MEDITATION MINYAN at 8 am. Led by Rabbi Elliott. FRIDAY MORNING MINYAN at 7:30 am. TALMUD STUDY CLUB Most Saturdays at 12:45 pm. New members welcome. _____________________________________________________________ And More! MEMBERSHIP To join Bnai Keshet, or find out more about us, please contact Cheryl Marshall-Petricoff at email@example.com or the BK office at 973746-4889. 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. Remember: It is a mitzvah to let others know you need help!! Contact Lori Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
READ RABBI ELLIOTT’S INSPIRING ESSAY IN THE MAY ISSUE OF SH’MA. The article connects Torah, prayer, poverty, and injustice (http://shma.com/2013/05/ asking-more-of-ourselves/). SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE ON OUR WEBSITE Want to familiarize yourself with the melodies for our service? Site is on the right side of the BK web page (www.bnaikeshet.org).
RRC News HELP THE RECONSTRUCTIONIST RABBINICAL COLLEGE (RRC) SEARCH FOR A NEW PRESIDENT The RRC search committee has asked Bnai Keshet to circulate the following job description widely, in the belief that as key stakeholders in the Reconstructionist movement, we can provide leads to many qualified candidates: The movement is seeking a visionary leader to head our restructured organization. The new president will lead and manage the organization, provide leadership for the communities and individuals affiliated with Reconstructionist Judaism, and head outreach to other Jewish and progressive audiences. In addition, he or she will support and strengthen the rabbinical training program in its commitment to both rigorous academics and spiritual and practical wisdom. The president serves as chief executive officer, intellectual lead, and development lead. For the full job description, please visit www.JewishRecon.org/presidentsjob. MetroWest News JCC BOOK GROUP Monthly meetings on Thursdays at 7:30 pm at JCC West Orange. Coming up in the fall, immerse yourself in the world of Iraqi Jews. In October, November, and December, two novels and one memoir will be read about Jewish Iraqis, in settings ranging from World War II-era Iraq to modernday New York City. The hope is to gain familiarity with this group, about whom most people know very little, while enjoying some engaging, moving stories. Sweet Dates in Basra, by Jessica Jiji. October 10 My Father’s Paradise, by Ariel Sabar. November 14 Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Jessica Soffer. December 12 PJ LIBRARY is a program offered to the MetroWest community. Families with children ages 6 months 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 abergman@ thepartnershipnj.org.
Published on Aug 12, 2013