Weekly News - Congregation Beth El

CONGREGATION BETH EL
1200 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT 06825
An Egalitarian Conservative
Jewish Congregation
BETH EL E-NEWS
January 23 - 30, 2015
3 - 10 Shevat 5775
Shabbat Bo
CONDOLENCES TO...
~ Karen Nagel on the loss of her father, David
A. Werber z"l
MAZEL TOV TO...
~ Elaine Appellof & Jerry Saunders on the
birth of their grandson, Harris Ligon Stewart
CHECK OUT BETH EL'S WEBSITE!
www.congbethel.net
For your convenience, sign-up forms for
current events are available on the website.
Invitation to Shabbat Services at Rodeph
Sholom tomorrow ~
SERVICE TIMES
Friday, January 23
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services
4:40 PM Candle Lighting
Saturday, January 24
10:00 AM Shabbat Services
Haftorah: Harvey Hoffman
Children's Services 10:30 AM
Sunday, January 25
8:30 AM Morning Minyan
Monday, January 26
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
Tuesday, January 27
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
Wednesday, January 28
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
Dear Congregants,
Part of our merger discussions with Rodeph
Sholom includes each congregation getting to know
each other from a social and spiritual level. We are
sharing events such as Comedy Night, Wine Tasting,
Purim and select services.
Rodeph Sholom has invited us to join them for this
week's Shabbat services. Many of our core committee
and Board members will be attending. Services at
Rodeph begin at 9:00 AM; the Torah service starts
around 10:00 AM. They are preparing a lovely
Kiddush in anticipation of us joining them.
We too will reciprocate and invite their membership to
a Shabbat service at Beth El soon.
Shabbat Shalom,
Mitch Podob and Steve Robifker
PS - Shabbat Services will also be held at Beth El as
Thursday, January 29
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
Friday, January 30
7:30 AM Morning Minyan
6:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services
4:49 PM Candle Lighting
We are setting the stage, ordering
the food,
and preparing for a fabulous night of
Auction and Comedy!
You've said you are coming but if we
don't know, we can't plan for you!
If you have not already done so,
PLEASE send, call
or email in your reservation
TODAY!!!
203-374-5544 or
[email protected]
Note: Tables for 10 or 12 can be reserved
if you want to plan with your friends.
usual, beginning at 10:00 AM.
RABBI KORMIS ON VACATION
Rabbi Kormis will return from vacation this
Monday, January 26.
Pirkei Avot will resume Tuesday morning,
January 27 following minyan.
In a rabbinic emergency, please call the
synagogue office
at 203-374-5544 or after hours, 203-913-9752.
SHABBAT KIDDUSH TORAH STUDY
following Shabbat Services
Shabbat Kiddush Torah Study will take place each
week following services during Kiddush. Congregants will
lead discussions about 15 minutes long on something of
interest in the weekly Torah portion. Please join us after
services for some serious fun!
Volunteers are needed. You don't need to be a scholar.
Since the Torah is a living book meant to speak to us
here and now, and not a book of ancient history, your life
experience is an excellent starting point to prepare a talk.
The Beth El Library has books of Torah commentary and
Rose Myers can provide links to relevant websites and
help with planning but just sharing what interests or
troubles you in the parsha is enough to start a lively
conversation. Please let Rose know if you'd like to lead a
session. Contact her at [email protected]
CLICK HERE TO PRINT
AUCTION & COMEDY NIGHT FLYER
CLICK HERE TO PRINT
CHILDREN'S SERVICES FLYER
Click here to print: Kabbalah II Flyer
BELT - Revised time this week!
Tuesday, January 27 on, at 1:15 PM
"Jewish Building Blocks"
BELT, with Rose Myers, on most Wednesdays from
1:00 noon to 2:15 PM--- friendly, informal discussions
about topics of Jewish interest. Dessert and drinks. Serious
fun!
A series on basic Jewish building blocks: Hebrew letters,
Jewish numbers,
Jewish time and space, Hebrew grammar, and related
folktales and midrash and, of course, picture books!
There s limited space for this
program if you are planning to sign up,
please do so ASAP.
Click here to print flyer:
Jewish Bedtime Rituals
SAVE THE DATE!
BETH EL'S ANNUAL
COUPLE OF THE YEAR
GALA
Honoring
MARLENE & ROBERT
FISCHER
CLICK HERE TO PRINT
SHABBAT KEHILLAH FLYER & RSVP (2
PAGES)
CLICK HERE TO RSVP TO OFFICE
SATURDAY
EVENING, MARCH 28,
2015
(Note change of date from Sisterhood Calendar)
PLEASE CONSIDER PLACING A
MESSAGE IN OUR AD JOURNAL
CONGRATULATING MARLENE
& BOB.
DEADLINE IS MARCH 10.
CLICK HERE TO PRINT
JOURNAL AD FORM
CLICK HERE TO PRINT
PURIM BASKET ORDER FORM (2
PAGES)
KNITZVAH PROJECT
Winter is here. Let's get knitting again. Our
PLANT TREES & SUPPORT BETH EL charities will be needing hats, scarves mittens
etc. For all you knitters, there is yarn available for
your use in the privacy room cabinet. Place your
As a member of Beth El, which is an affiliate
finished products in the knitzvah box in the
congregation of United Synagogue of Conservative
synagogue. Call Gail Ginsberg 261-3162 with any
Judaism, we have an opportunity to earn money for our
synagogue when you participate in one of the following: questions.
-Plant Trees in Israel in honor of friends or loved
ones.
-Make a donation to any of JNF's many projects in
Israel.
-Purchase anything from the JNF store.
It's easy, quick and doesn't cost you anything
extra! Buy or donate through the JNF/USCJ button
on our synagogue website and 20% will go back to
Beth El. Another 5% will go to United Synagogue to
support congregational Israel programs. Help Israel
through the work of JNF.
Spread the word to your friends and family! All orders
and donations must originate from the JNF/United
Synagogue button on our synagogue's website to be
credited to this program. You can also call 1-800-542TREE (8733) and mention our congregation.
Go to our website, www.congbethel.net and click
on the box (sample below) located on our home
page, under the photo of our building. Just follow
the instructions to plant your trees or make a
donation to JNF. And while you are there, take a
look at our website as well!
Please note that all donations will be charged in U.S.
dollars by JNF-US. All donors will receive an immediate
electronic receipt from JNF-US.
PLEASE SUPPORT BETH EL!
FOR ALL YOUR GROCERY NEEDS, BUY GIFT
CARDS FOR
SHOP RITE, STOP & SHOP and STEW
LEONARDS
Beth El sells gift cards to
ShopRite, Stop & Shop and Stew
Leonards.
For every card purchased, these stores
donate a
minimum of 5% to Congregation Beth El.
YOU GET THE FULL VALUE FOR THE CARDS
SO IT DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING!
And there are no expiration dates!
Questions? Please call Susan Mittag
at 203-374-5544 or email [email protected]
Contact Info:
Susan Mittag, Executive Director
Congregation Beth El
203-374-5544
[email protected]