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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 and Leslie Weber Editors Shabbat Handout

April 6, 2013 –26 Nissan 5773

SHEMINI 11th Day of Omer

Leviticus: 9:1-10:7 p. 630


All those observing a yahrzeit are encouraged to accept the honor of the second aliyah. Samuel Hotz  remembered by the Hotz family (26 Nisan) Frances Salmon  remembered by Dena Salmon (26 Nisan) Chana Koppold  remembered by Sig Silber remembered by (26 Nisan) Bernard Krausman  remembered by Jeanne Krausman and Faith Krausman‑Kaplan (26 Nisan) Sadie Sheps  remembered by the Helfman/Sheps family (26 Nisan) Ben Masel  remembered by Deborah Santiago (26 Nisan) Barbara Glessner  remembered by Glessner‑Fischer Family (28 Nisan) Seymour Rubinstein  remembered by Robin & Mitchel Ratliff and Marilyn Rubinstein (28 Nisan) Gerald P. Brown  remembered by Catherine Brown and Larry Kramer (29 Nisan) Faye Yaskulka  remembered by Robin & Mitchel Ratliff and Marilyn Rubinstein (29 Nisan) Doris Arrow Bickner  remembered by Naomi Liebler (30 Nisan) Evelyn Herbst  remembered by Peter Herbst (30 Nisan) Adolph Abraham Koppold  remembered by Sig Silber (30 Nisan) Rose Brashear  remembered by Leah Barhash (April 10) Lily Jum  remembered by Linda C. Jum (April 11) Norman Dornfeld  remembered by Lizbeth Dornfeld (2 Iyar)

Thanks to Melody Kimmel and Ruth Lowenkron for chanting Torah. All are welcome to attend the Minchah service at 5 pm when Ethan Kurzweil will become Bar Mitzvah.

This Friday Evening KINDER KESHET  at 5:30 pm, then Kabbalat Keshet Service at 7:30 pm.  Celebrate with music to welcome Shabbat.

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 FREE BABYSITTING IS AVAILABLE FOR ADULT ED AND THE SERVICE  when Bet Midrash is in session, starting at 9 a.m. each Shabbat in our child care room (left off the elevator.) The sound is piped in so you won’t miss the service if you want to stay with your child. open your heart and deepen your ethics: KEdushat Ha Lev at 9 am.   Join Rabbi Elliott for a contemporary and down-to-earth reading of the Kedushat Levi.  Bet Midrash Meet, Greet and EAT 9am -noon 9-10 am.  Meet with Rabbi Ariann and Ruth Lowenkron (VP of Education) to hear about BK children’s learning this year and next, ask questions, and shmooze with members of the Chevre Chinuch (Education Committee). BET MIDRASH OPEN HOUSE 10 am-noon  Visit your children’s classrooms during a regular Shabbat morning learning session. BK Reads after Kiddush   In the Garden of Beasts: Love,Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. U.S. Ambassador William E. Dodd is sent to Berlin in 1933, Hitler’s first year of power. Next BK Reads May

This Week and Coming Up Yom Hashoa Service  Sunday, April 7 at 4 pm at Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield.  Featuring Paul Janeczko, poet, reading from his new book, Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto. Sign up to read names of those lost beginning after the service. MINYAN & ADULT LEARNING: The OMER Teaching CLub  Wednesday, April 10 at 8 pm following 7:30 pm minyan.  The Omer Period is a time of preparation as we move from oppression to revelation. Marty Fellner will teach this session. ROSH CHODESH MEETING (FOR WOMEN ONLY)  Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm.  Led by Melissa Schaffer and Marie Ben-Israel, the women’s group marks the opportunity for renewal each month with a focus on gentle movement, chanting, and Jewish themes and topics.

FRIDAY NIGHT CHAVURAH: OBAMACARE IN 90 MINUTES  Friday, April 12 at 8 pm A fast-paced overview of federal health reform by BK Member Magda Schaler-Haynes. SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: RABBI MICHAEL PITKOWSKY  Saturday, April 13 Rabbi Pitkowsky will explore “brit,” this year’s congregational value. 9 am “The Biblical and Talmudic Sources of the Covenant between God and Israel” D’var Torah “ What do the Parshiyot Tazria and Metzora tell us about Community Building?” Lunch & Learn “Is the Convenant Between God and Israel still relevant for 21st Century Jews?” BK OMER RUN (tentative)  Sunday, April 21 at 10 am.  Rabbi Elliott is running his first half marathon with a handful of Bnai Keshet members to raise money for the American Jewish World Services (AJWS), which is doing amazing work to address global issues of oppression through their support of local grassroots organizations and leaders. The goal of Team BK is to raise $5,200 (2 X 26 – we are running on the 26th day of the Omer!). Go to the BK website (www. and Donate to Team BK AJWS. LAG B’OMER COMMUNITY PICNIC  Sunday, April 28 at noon Cooking with MArian GOlan  Wednesday, May 1 at 8 pm Just in time for Shavuot-- filo puffs stuffed with cheese and topped with sesame seeds. Can be baked and served immediately or frozen, unbaked. Passed on from Aleppo! BK ANNUAL RETREAT Friday afternoon, May 3, to Sunday afternoon, May 5, at Camp JRF, South Sterling, PA.  Join us for a unique, fun, educational retreat for all ages as we explore our community’s values - a wonderful opportunity to spend time with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Consider volunteering to help make this weekend a success. Register online at or contact Betsy Tessler at 973-886-9736. JEWISH PARENTING BOOK CLUB: UNDERSTANDING DEATH FROM A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE Saturday, May 11 at 9 am  BYOB – Bring Your Own Book. This time we’ll be discussing the If, How, and When to talk to children of different ages about death and dying. Bring ideas and/or book to share on anything from the personal level of understanding death and dying in a family or community, to bigger picture issues like genocide, war, and school shootings. RABBI DAN EHRENKRANTZ  Saturday, May 11 at Shabbat mornings services.   Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, past Bnai Keshet Rabbi and currently serving as President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College will be joining us for Shabbat services. During services he will be speaking about challenges and vision for the college and our movement.

BK READS Saturday, May 11 after Kiddush I Am Forbidden: A Novel, by Anouk Markovits.  Follow four generations of a Satmar family beginning with the onset of the Holocaust in Romania to present-day France and the United States. This novel particularly focuses on the lives of two women, who are raised as sisters but grow apart as their beliefs and life styles change. “The Magic of Hebrew Chant” Workshop w/ Rabbi Shefa Gold.  Sunday, May 19 from 12 noon to 4 pm.  REGISTER AT: http://bkfiles. org/ShefaGold. Co-sponsored by Bnai Keshet and Ner Tamid. Cost: $20 for members of Bnai Keshet and Ner Tamid and for $36 non-members. Membership  To join Bnai Keshet, or find out more about us, please contact Cheryl Marshall-Petricoff at 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 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 News Windows,  Monday, April 8 at 6:45 pm at Wilkins Theatre, Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union.  A play by our own Melissa Schaffer, 2012 winner of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest’s Shoah stories on Stage contest. For info, call Pat Hazel at 908-288-2416. YOm Hazikaron Commemoration  Sunday, April 14 at 7 pm at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange featuring the film “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” Free. Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert  Monday, April 15 at 7:30 pm, B’nai Jeshurun 1025 South Orange Avenue, Short Hills featuring Israeli superstar, Noa. Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. For tickets, go to www. PJ LIBRARY is a program offered to the MetroWest community. 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@ Like us on Facebook to get the latest BK news and other helpful information.

Shabbat - April 6, 2013  

Shabbat - April 6, 2013 - Bnai Keshet

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