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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

December 15, 2012 – 2 Tevet 5773 MIKETZ

Genesis 41:1-57 p. 250 Haftarah I Kings 3 p. 271

YAHRZEITS

All those observing a yahrzeit are encouraged to accept the honor of the second aliyah.

Philip Welber remembered by Susan Youdovin (1 Tevet) Camilla Benatar  remembered by Itzhak Benatar (3 Tevet) Anna Levy  remembered by Leona and Murry Brochin (3 Tevet) Sylvia Sander  remembered by Steven Sander and Jeffrey Sander (4 Tevet) Tillie Arch  remembered by Larry Kramer and Catherine Brown (6 Tevet) Helen Hlavacek  remembered by Judith Cohen (8 Tevet) Betty Kushen  remembered by Robert Kushen (8 Tevet) Samuel Ribner  remembered by Shoshana Silberman (8 Tevet) All are welcome to the kiddish sponsored by Terry Klewan and Andrew Klewan in honor of Austin becoming Bar Mitzvah. Annual Bnai Keshet Latke-Palooza & Kugelfest*! Friday, December 14   6:00 pm First seating and kid activity 6:30 pm   Chanaukah Sing-a-long and mini-service 7:00 pm   Second latke seating, olive/olive oil tasting (w/Israeli dancing)   *Bring your best, tastiest kugel to share with community. Celebrity Judges for the yummiest one! Fantastic Prizes! (Remember, dairy, vegetarian). Sign-up form on BK website. If you are willing to join the clean-up crew (hint, hint) contact Jordan Sklar. No reservations required.


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 Shabbat B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) to the next BK Jewish Parenting Book Club)  from 9-10 am.   In particular, we are bringing in books for very young children discussing God. As many parents have nuanced, complex, complicated and even unresolved ideas about God, we will be looking at children’s books that still leave room for creative interpretations without being confusing for young minds. CHanting at 9 am  with Beth Sandweiss and Melissa Schaffer Preschool HOliday Workshop at 10:30 am  Registration required TOt SHabbat at 11:30 am  Open to all

This Week Ba’Al Tefillah Training Monday, December 17 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. Judaism and Leadership Wednesday, December 19 at 8 pm following the 7:30 minyan.  Study current events through the lens of Jewish texts, liturgy and wisdom through the ages. The second of a three-part series, this class will look at what Judaism has to say about the qualities of leaders and their role in society, in preparation for our President Elect’s inauguration. These classes will be absolutely non-partisan, and designed to address the election season, inauguration, and beyond. Taught by Rabbi Ariann.

Friday morning Minyan at 7:30 am.


Next Shabbat SHABBAT RETREAT: CONTEMPLATIVE, MUSICAL, RECHARGING FridaySunday, December 21 - 23.  Through prayer, chant, movement, study, meditation, and sharing our lives together, we will create a Sabbath community to invite a sense of stillness, connection, and peace. Led by mother/son duo Rabbis Sheila Weinberg (former BK Scholar in Residence) and Ezra Weinberg (former BK Rabbinic Intern.) http://rowecenter.org/events.php?event=140 Kabbalat Keshet  Friday, December 21 at 5:45 pm Sefer HAchinuch Saturday, December 22 at 9 am  led by Zach Lipner

Coming Up The Lunch & Learn group Date TBA in January from 1-2:30 pm.  Bring photos, memorabilia, etc., and we will continue to explore ways to create a legacy by putting your family history and values into a form you can pass on to succeeding generations. All sessions will begin with a short teaching by Rabbi Ariann and end with a few minutes of singing led by Jeanne Krausman. Palestinian Israelis  Sunday, January 6 at 7:30 pm at Shomrei.  The third 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. BK Reads Visits the Past!!! Saturdays after kiddush in Red Gables. 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. January 12 The Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman. Four women, the only ones left after battling with the Roman armies, struggle to survive at Masada. Membership  To join Bnai Keshet, or find out more about us, please contact Cheryl Marshall-Petricoff at cmpetricoff@verizon.net 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. And remember: It is a mitzvah to let others know you need help!! Contact Lori Becker at loribecker13@gmail.com.


Join our Food Justice Efforts Help out with MEsh 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. serve dinner at St Paul’s Men’s Shelter in Paterson January 5 and first Saturday of every month.  Be a part of our monthly commitment. Sign up to prepare and/or serve at http://tinyurl.com/Food-Justice-Volunteer1 . For more information contact melinamacall@thefoodactivist.com or stuart@ bnaikeshet.org. Sign up on the Right-hand side of the BK website.

Did you know?? FREE BABYSITTING is available for Adult Ed and the Service when Beit midrash is in session, starting 9 am each Shabbat in our newly remodeled child care room (left off the elevator.)  An array of toys and drawing materials are on hand for preschool children of different ages. Children may dress up, build with blocks, work with puzzles and much more. A small library supplies books to encourage their love of language. The sound is piped in so you won’t miss the service if you want to stay with your child. Shabbat Morning service on website.  Want to familiarize yourself with the melodies for our service? Site is on the left side of the BK web page.

MetroWest Community News NEXT JCC BOOK GROUP The World Without You by Joshua Henkin. Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm at the JCC , West Orange. Henkin will be there to discuss his new novel. He 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 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 abergman@thepartnershipnj.org Like us on Facebook to get the latest BK news and other helpful information. facebook.com/bnaikeshet.


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