A Traditional, Egalitarian, & Fully
Participatory Conservative Synagogue
8 Heshvan 5775
November 1, 2014
Federation Shabbat
15 Jamesbury Drive ▪ Worcester ▪ MA ▪ 01609 ▪ 508-756-6204
To Congregation Beth Israel!
Aviva Fellman, Rabbi
Annelise Ocanto, Cantor
Deborah Fins, President
Parashat Lekh Lekha
November 1, 2014
8 Heshvan 5775
Triennial (Genesis 14:1 – 15:21):
Etz Hayim p. 77; Hertz p. 50
Haftarah (Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16):
Etz Hayim p. 95; Hertz p. 60
Haftarah ~ Steve Wolfe
The Congregation is invited to a Kiddush luncheon
sponsored the Chai Kiddush Club and a generous
donation from Roberta Myers and Ariel Dagan in honor
of Steve Wolfe reading Haftorah
Ta Sh’ma with Rabbi Fellman!
Come and Learn a bissel of Torah!
Wednesday mornings from 9:45-11am
@ Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence
631 Salisbury St., Worcester
(and again)
Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30
@ Congregation Beth Israel
If you filled out an Israel Bonds tab card during the High
Holidays it was sent USPS and did not make it to the
Israel Bonds office. Alice Golub has asked for you to
contact her directly at 800-752-5651 or by email
[email protected] . Sorry for the
inconvenience and thank you for supporting Israel Bonds.
The Auxiliary of the
JHC Paid Up Membership Luncheon And
Card Party
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
11:30 AM at the JCC Auditorium
RSVP by November 6th to
Roberta Kunen
Beth Israel first ever online auction will open on November 26, 2014!
We will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to raise
money to support our educational programming. The online auction
will conclude with a coffeehouse featuring musical performances,
silent and live auctions, and a raffle of themed gift baskets on
December 13, 2014 - looking forward to seeing you there!
SPREAD THE WORD! Email, Facebook,
tweet, and text the link to your family,
friends, colleagues, neighbors, golf partners,
and yoga class buddies to bid! Urge them to
join us for the silent and live auctions or
send in absentee ballots
Be a Sponsor or introduce us to one! Own a business
or know someone who does? This is a wonderful way
to market your services. Individuals, families, or group
sponsors are also welcome. All sponsors will be listed
on the auction homepage, along with a link to their
website. To sponsor on line visit
ate/becomesponsor.action or contact Inna
Chernyakova at mailto:[email protected]
Help us gather items to auction off! Next time you're
in a shop/restaurant/resort/theater/museum etc., ask
for a donation and go online to add your contribution!
Perhaps you already have a gift certificate or spare
tickets to a game - all donated items are greatly
appreciated! To donate online visit
te.action?auctionId=221636360 or contact Inna at
[email protected]
• Make Themed Gift Baskets to contribute to the
Coffeehouse Raffle. To contribute a basket:
o Decide on a theme for your basket
o Call Inna at 508-868-0421 or email
[email protected] with the theme of
your basket so we can list it on the program
o Deliver your baskets to BI by end of the day
Monday, December 1st. Baskets will on display at
BI lobby and available for the raffle about 10 days
prior to the coffeehouse on December 13th. If you
cannot get to BI by Monday, December 1st to
deliver your basket let Inna know where/when it
can be picked up
o PLEASE only brand new/unused items in the basket
o If you want to contribute and don’t have time to
make a basket, you can make a donation
earmarked for a basket and we can make one for
All donations are voluntary and tax deductible
~ Thank you for your support ~
The next book club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
December 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm, location to be determined. We
will discuss The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro. To read more
about the author and the book go
For more information about the book club contact Inna at
[email protected] or (508) 868-0421.
Nosrt Golshirazian
Liz Baker
Ed Siff
Leon Sebag
Eleanor Rodenstein
Carol Kaufman
Alan Harris
Eliot Sommer
Harriet Doronne
Bunny Callahan
Dick Rudnick
Alan Stoll
Deb Fins
Paula Sommer
Moe Bergman
David Etedgee
Richard Silverman
Marlene Farbman
Jay Aframe
Eddie Williams
Ron Silver
Harriet Willins
Saul Slovin
Steve Lowe
Esther Levine
Alan Yaffe
Steve Wolfe
Bob Golden
Paul Martin
Alfred Levitt
Ya'akov Golshirazian
Jacob Aframe
Sharon Yaffe
Edward Willins
Victor Saffrin
Roberta Epstein
Joel Baker
Esther Levitt
Maxine Garbo
Steve Levine
Ira Gregerman
Minna Gregerman
Howard Fixler
Ruth Margolis
Become a Service Leader at BI:
Learn How to Daven Maariv!
Explore the maariv (evening) service
with Cantor Ocanto through the
musical settings (nusach) of weekday
and Shabbat. Learn the liturgical
background and festive tunes
associated with these two different
services. Completing this class successfully will enable
you to lead a Shiva minyan and weekday and
Shabbat services.
What a wonderful mitzvah and contribution
to our community!
Class Dates:
Wed., Nov. 5th , 12th , 19th
Wed., Dec. 3rd , 10th , 17th
6:15-7:30 p.m.
(Includes Minyan at 7 p.m.)
In the Chapel
For more information, contact Cantor Ocanto at
[email protected] or 508-756-6204
Saturday, November 8 - Torathon 2014 at BI from 5:20 to 10:00 p.m. If you purchase
tickets before Thursday, November 6, the fee is $5. Otherwise the fee is $10 the night of
the event. Tickets are available from Laura Traiger or in the BI Office.
Sunday, November 9 - Program with the emissaries! From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at BI.
Sunday, November 9 - USY board meeting at BI from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 14- Sunday, November 16
Leadership convention for board members only AND
Jr. USY Convention for 6th-8th graders only
BOTH events are at Camp Ramah and flyers for both of these events have been
previously sent to you.
Saturday, November 22 - Shabbat in Shul at BI.
Wednesday, November 26 - Turkey Dance for 9th - 12th graders only at Temple
Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton from 7:45 - 11:00 p.m., Fee is $16. RSVP by Friday,
November 14 to Laura Traiger.
Saturday, December 6 - Hot Topics discussion at Rabbi Fellman's home from 2:30-3:30
p.m. for 8th -12th graders only.
Saturday, December 13 - Babysitting for Coffeehouse - this is a USY fundraiser - more
details to follow.
Sunday, December 14 - Annual Chanukah party at Jewish Health Care Center from
2:30-4:30 p.m. More details to follow.
Alan Harris is seeking two USYers who can commit to leading services with him at the
Jewish Health Care Center the first and third Shabbatot of each month. If you are
interested, please let Laura Traiger know for more details. This is a great community
service project. She may be reached at 508-753-8335 or at [email protected]
Community Events
Rabbi Fellman will be teaching a class on Jewish Parenting
What’s Changed? What’s Still the Same?
Fri., October 31, 2014
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7:00 am Morning Minyan
5:25 pm Candle Lighting
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
Sat., November 1, 2014
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Federation Shabbat
9:00 am Shabbat Services
1:30 pm Afternoon Services
6:24 pm Shabbat Ends
Sunday, November 2, 2014
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8:30 am Morning Minyan
7:00 pm Evening Minyan
Monday, November 3, 2014
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7:00 am Morning Minyan
4:00 pm PaRDeS
7:00 pm Evening Minyan
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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State Election Day
7:00 am Morning Minyan
7:00 pm Evening Minyan
7:30 pm Hesed Committee
Wed., November 5, 2014
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7:00 am Morning Minyan
9:45 am Ta Sh’ma with
Rabbi Fellman @Eisenberg
Assisted Living Residence
4:00 pm PaRDeS
6:15 pm Cantor’s Class:
Learn How to Daven Maariv
(includes Minyan)
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
Hebrew High
Evening Minyan
Ta Sh’ma with
Rabbi Fellman @BI
Thur., November 6, 2014
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7:00 am Morning Minyan
7:00 pm Evening Minyan
Fri., November 7, 2014
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7:00 am Morning Minyan
4:16 pm Candle Lighting
6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
Sat., November 8, 2014
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Torathon 2014
9:00 am Shabbat Services
11:00 am Tot Shabbat
1:30 pm Afternoon Services
5:15 pm Shabbat Ends
5:20 pm Torathon