Beth Jacob Congregation We Welcome You To Shabbat Chanukah, December 20, 2014 28 Kislev, 5775 Parshat Miketz pg. 222, Haftorah pg. 1210 Candle Lighting 4:29 pm Hashkama Minyan 7:10 am Schoenfeld Beit Midrash; Rabbi Topp’s Parsha Shiur 8 am Eisenstat Beit Midrash; Benny’s Minyan 8:30 am Eisenstat Beit Midrash; Main Service 9 am Shapell Sanctuary; Jr. Congregation 9 am Schoenfeld Beit Midrash; Teen Minyan 9:30 am Ives Teen Lounge; Young Professionals 9:30 am Bayer Hall Mincha 4:15 pm • Seudah 4:35 pm • Havdallah 5:30 pm DRASHA - RABBI TOPP Expand your mind The Distant Lights of Chanukah Learn Torah With Us This Week! ON THE BIMA Dr. Barry Kramer, Daniel Kramer, Ari Miller SHACHARIT & MUSSAF Cantor Wollheim BA’AL KOREH Jay Braun KOREI ALIYOT Jack Fenigstein KIDDUSH SPONSORED BY Janis & Steven Friedman and family in loving memory of Steven’s father, Melvin Friedman, a”h. In Jacob’s Garden. SEUDAH in Bayer Hall with speaker Cantor Arik Wollheim Mazal tov! ► To Adina & Jonathan Stieglitz on the birth of a baby boy; to grandparents Avivya & Dr. William Stohl and Marcy & Paul Stieglitz; to great-grandparents Fran & Norman Fox and Mala Stieglitz. Welcome! ► To our new members Catherine & Daniel Medioni. Rabbi Topp’s Chumash Shiur this Shabbat morning, Dec. 20, 8 am. Sponsored by Sharon & Herb Glaser in memory of Sharon’s father, Louis Factor, Lev Yitzchak ben Moshe, a”h; by Klara & Martin Shandling in memory of Martin’s father, Aaron Shandling, a”h. Rabbi Posy’s Pre Mincha Shiur, this Shabbat at 3:45 pm. Topic: Contemporary Halacha. Weekly Classes Conversational Hebrew, Mon., Dec. 22 at 9:45 am. If you can read and write basic Hebrew, come and join our friendly group. Monday Classes, given by Rabbi Topp, Dec. 22 at 11 am The Intersection of Judaism and the Modern World, 12 pm Bread & Bible. Gemara Gems with Rabbi Arye Sufrin, Tues., Dec. 23 at 7:30 pm. Learn Masechet Bava Kamma in depth. Living the Good Life, Tuesday Dec. 23, 8:00 pm with Rabbi Topp. Learn how Jewish values can enhance your relationships, your career and your life. Dedicated by Heidi and Albert Praw. Ulpan, Wed., Dec. 24, 7 pm. With Dalia Golan. Please register by calling the office or visiting bethjacob.org Treasures of the Alef Bet, Thurs., Dec. 25, 12 pm. With Rabbi Posy. In the Ives Lounge. Condolences ► To Avi & Aaron Gutis on the loss of their beloved father Simon Gutis a”h. Calendar of Events - At a Glance ► To Bob Korda and Erika Korda on the loss of their beloved mother Elisabeth Korda a”h. YP Friday Night Dinner, Friday Dec. 19 ► To Yosi Finn on the loss of his beloved sister Suzie Finn a”h Bat Mitzvah Seminar, Sunday, December 21, 10 am Learning & Fun Program, Shabbat, Dec. 20, 11:30 am Bar Mitzvah Seminar and Tefillin Workshop, Sunday, Dec. 21 Chanukah Party for Kids, Sunday, December 21,10 am –12 pm This Shabbat After Davening! We invite parents & children ages 4-8 to Learning & Fun! 11:45 am to 12:15 pm In the Eisenstat Beit Midrash See attached flyer for details. Next Dor L’Dor Breakfast, Sunday, December 28 Shabbat Morning with Hadassah & Senator Joseph Lieberman, Shabbat, January 3, presented by Hillel Hebrew Academy. Scholar in Residence Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau, Shabbat, Jan. 10 Avraham Fried Concert with Chazan Arik, Sunday, January 11, 6:30 pm Movie Night: Follow Me, The Yoni Netanyahu Story, Saturday Night, Jan. 17, 7:30 pm Movie Night: The Quarrel, Saturday Night, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm Annual Blood Drive, Sunday, February 8 Genetic Screening, Sunday, February 22 AIPAC Policy Conference, March 1-3 Chanukah Party for Kids! This Sunday, December 21, 10 am to 12 pm. See attached flyer for details. Beth Jacob’s Kestenbaum family youth department Shabbat Youth groups begin at 9 am and run until services end. Exciting activities include davening, snack, games and Torah learning. Groups: 6 months to 2 years old; 2 to 4 years old; 4 to 6 years old 7 to 8 years old; 9 to 12 years old (Junior Congregation) Our Shabbat Youth Groups are nut sensitive. We can't guarantee that we're nut free, but we make a sincere effort to serve only nut-free snacks. Please refrain from sending nut products with your child to Shul. Learning & Fun Program for parents & children ages 4-8, this Shabbat Morning, 11:45 am to 12:15 pm in the Eisenstat Beit Midrash. Please join us for learning with Rabbi Topp, games, prizes and treats! Young Professionals Corner Divrei Torah: If you would like to give next month’s five minute vort, please contact [email protected] YP Beth Jacob is now live on Facebook! Please friend us and look online for future shiurim, programs, and events. If you would like to get more involved, please email rabbi [email protected] We invite you and your daughter to Beth Jacob’s Torat Imecha Bat Mitzvah Program Led by Rebbetzin Jordana Topp Chanukah Party, this Sunday at Beth Jacob! 10 am dropoff, please pick up promptly at 12 pm. For kids ages 4 to 12. Game truck, lazer tag, and extreme velcro dodge ball! Please bring a toy that will be given as a Chanukah gift to children of families in need. Sufganiyot will be served. Cost is $5 per child. RSVP to [email protected] See flyer for more details. Teen Programs BILU Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30 pm. BILU is a weekly after-school program for public high school students who want to develop their Jewish identity. Beth Jacob Teens! Beth Jacob is an amazing place for teens, with a weekly Shabbat minyan at 9:30 am and exciting field trips and events throughout the year. Save the date! Teen Oneg at the home of Devorah & Rabbi Zach Swigard, Friday Night, January 9. Thanks to an anonymous sponsor for sponsoring a tray of sushi to our Teen Minyan Kiddush every Shabbat Mevorchim! Clippers Game for Teens on January 11. For more information contact [email protected] We invite teens, parents & grandparents to our Dor L’Dor Breakfasts Includes davening, light breakfast, and 30 minutes of parent/teen learning. Sundays December 21, 28 & January 4, 11, February 1, 10:00-11:30 am This seminar connects girls and their mothers to the chain across the generations through text study, dance, drama, art or music. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit bethjacob.org/batmitzvah Beth Jacob Presents All You Ever Wanted to Know About Becoming A BAR MITZVAH We invite pre and post Bar Mitzvah boys to a seminar and Tefillin workshop, given by Ronnie Sieger, Sofer Stam. Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am Remaining Sessions: Sunday mornings: December 28; January 11;February 1, 22, at 9 am. Attend 4 out of 5 breakfasts, and receive Clippers game box-seat with dinner from PKD! Ronnie Sieger has been the Sofer of choice for many Shuls and schools in the Los Angeles Jewish community since 1989. He has also served as a Torah scribe for many communities beyond L.A., including Northern California, Las Vegas, NV and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For more information please contact Rabbi Swigard at 818-800-3646 Program will take place in the Beth Jacob Schoenfeld Beit Midrash Over 30 people attended the first Dor L’Dor Breakfast. Join us at the next one! For more information, or to register, please contact [email protected]hjacob.org Reservations required Beth Jacob Sponsors, Fela & David Shapell. GET SCREENED LA Jewish Genetic Disease Prevention Project In partnership with Genetestnow For more information about ways to get involved, contact Stacy Sharf at [email protected],Heidi Bendetson at [email protected], or Rachel Shapira at [email protected] or 1-844-GENE-TEST. Upcoming community screening at Beth JacobSunday, February 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM To register: http://jgdprevention.cvent.com/ GetScreenedLaBJ L.A. – Beverly Hills Community Thank you for not wearing perfumes in consideration of those with asthma or allergies. Women's Tehillim Group, Mondays 9-10 am, Mellon home, 1148 Beverwil Dr. Newcomers welcome. Hebrew skills not required. Project M.O.T. sends care packages to U.S. Jewish Soldiers deployed abroad to show them support and appreciation for their service. We are currently collecting donations for Hanukkah boxes for the troops. For More information or to donate please contact Joan Rimmon at: [email protected] The Jewish Community Children's Choir will be opening the Mostly Kosher Klezmer Concert this coming Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm at Valley Beth Shalom. If you haven't heard the JCCC yet--please join us! Sure to be an entertaining event for the entire family! For more information, please visit, www.jewishmusicla.org Tickets will be available at the door. UCLA alumni are invited to the home of Esther Kandel, 2129 Beverwil Dr. LA 90034, to unite and mobilize to combat anti-Semitism at UCLA. The guest speaker, Tammi RossmanBenjamin is co- founder of AMCHA Initiative, expert on campus anti-Semitism and BDS. There will be no solicitations. Monday, January 12 at 7:30 PM. RSVP to 310-251-5129 or [email protected] Bnei Akiva Events: Shabbat Afternoon SNIF Program: THIS WEEK Sat. Dec. 19th CITY SNIF Shluchot OFF WEEK; SNIF Saad OFF Week. VALLEY SNIF Tirat Tzvi OFF WEEK; SNIF Lavi meets at 3:45 at Rodan home, 5010 Otis Avenue, Tarzana. Sat. Dec. 20th V'Za'Ch Chanukah Scavenger Hunt at S.M. Pier. Sun. Dec. 21th 10:00am-12:00pm Chev. Alef Valley-Counselor Hunt at Topanga Mall! Sat. Dec 20th V'Za'Ch Scavenger Hunt at SM Pier! Sat. Dec 27th Chevrayah Bet Scavenger Hunt at SM Pier! Sun. Dec 28th 9:3011:30am Chev Alef-City Counselor Hunt at Century City Mall For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. AIPAC Policy Conference 2015 March 11-3 in Washington DC! We invite you to join Jack Fenigstein, Rabbi Topp, and dozens of other Beth Jacob members for three of the most important days of impact for Israel’s future! Beth Jacob has a limited number of discounted tickets at the rate of $399 (regular rate $599). Call the AIPAC office asap at 323-937-1184 and ask for Rachael Ripps to request the special Beth Jacob ticket rate before they are sold out. Sign up today to participate in a transformational experience. We thank all those who have already signed up! Susan Benyowitz, Larry Berger, Cindy Berger, Joseph Englanoff, Gilat Englanoff, Jack Fenigstein, Carrol Fenigstein, Alec Fields, Jeremy Garelick, Samantha Garelick, Carri Garelick, Glynis Gerber, Selwyn Gerber, Michele Poltorak, Eva Tashman Kaplan, Abe Kaplan, Dr. David Katzin, Phyllis Katzin, Lauren Klitofsky , Wayne Klitofsky , Arlene Kupietzky, Moshe Kupietzky, Jeremy Mittman, Brian Mund, Debra Mund, Daniel Reich, Reuben Robin, Miri Robin, Marc Rohatiner, Danielle Rohatiner, Arnie Rotter, Leah Rotter, Lee Samson, Alice Schoenfeld, Steve Shrier, Debbie Shrier, Howard Szabo, Helen Szabo, Kalman Topp, Tzippora Topp, Harold Walt, Michele Weiss Refuah Shleimah Names will remain on the list until Shabbat Mevorchim unless otherwise instructed. Please note that the below represents an updated list. If you or someone you know is a choleh and you would like the name included, please call Debora at the office. Ilan Ashkenazi, Gavriel Akiva ben Esther Hanah • Dr. Sheldon Michel, Shalom ben Uri • Jerome Schechter, Yosef Shalom Halevi ben Elka • Shalom Raphael Yitzchak ben Chana Gittel • Avraham Yisrael ben Devorah Gittel • Binyamin Refa’el Menachem Mendel ben Tovah Chana • Chana Tzivea bat Chava Tziporah • Rickey Bloom - Chana Rivka bat Michla • Benzion ben Chaya Yehudit • Faige Channah bat Bayla Rachel • Dina bat Chaya Sarah • Pesel Hencha bat Leah • Debora bat Yehudit • Sarah Gittel bat Chava Raitzel • Miriam bat Malka • Rafael David ben Ella • Ber Laib ben Malka Nicha • Eliyahu Menachem ben Toba • Shmuel Gershon ben Toba • Henna bat Bayla • Miriam Sarah bat Tziporah • Yeshayahu ben Tova • Melech ben Miriam • Betzalel Mordechai ben Raizel Rochol • Yochevet Tova bat Beila Ita • Hinda bat Malka • Shimon Dov ben Shifra • Chaya Revital bat Rachel • Chaim Yehuda ben Chana Rachel • Chaim ben Mahin • Mordechai Yitzchak ben Rifka • Rivka Mishket bat Serel • Eliot Klugman-Eliezer David ben Rifka • Reuven Halevi ben Ratza • Shoshanah bat Esther • Giora ben Ester • Darla bat Peggy • Sarah bat Yetta • Zahava Sarah bat Esther Batya • Pinchas ben Gittel • Avner ben Simcha • Pesha Malka bat Benyamin • Dick Weiner, Israel Shimon ben Yaakov Nachum • Dovid ben Leah Esther Davening - Next Week Shacharit: Sunday& Thursday 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am . Monday & Tuesday 5:45, 6:30, 7:30 am Wednesday 6:00, 6:45, 7:40 am Friday 6:15, 7:00, 7:40 am Mincha/Maariv: Sunday-Friday 4:35 pm Zumba Fitness at Beth Jacob! Tuesday Nights 7 pm in Bayer Hall For Teens & Women of All Ages $10 per class for 10 class series or $15 drop-ins. Remaining Class Dates: December 23, 30; January 6, 13, 20, 27 For more information, or to sign up, contact Melissa Gruenfeld (424) 666-8167 or [email protected] Notices The office will be closed on Thursday December 25. Not Meeting: BILU is on hiatus for the next 3 weeks for winter break. It will resume on Thursday, January 8. BMW - Beit Midrash for Women is on Chanukah hiatus. Reinforce your memory. Please join us for bridge every Tuesday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Security: To ensure everyone’s safety, no unattended items are to be left anywhere at any time. If you see something suspicious, say something! Areivim Opportunities Shabbat Hospitality The Shalom Aleichem team strives to make our shul a welcoming place. If there’s a Shabbat or Holiday meal when you could have extra guests, email [email protected] or [email protected] Bikur Cholim If you or someone you know is unfortunately ill or homebound, or if you want to participate in the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim, email Rabbi Topp at [email protected], or Michelle Dolgin at [email protected], or call 278-1911.
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