January-February 2015 Bulletin - Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation
A.G. Beth Israel
BULLETIN
2015 Issue 1
January/February
2015
Table of Contents
Rabbi’s Study
1, 4
President’s Perspective 2
Announcements
3
Tu BiSh’vat Seder
5
Rabbi Gordon’s Message 6-8
Schedule of Services 10-11
Sisterhood
12-13
Adult Ed. Classes
14
Jan/Feb Calendar
15
Rabbi: Joel Lehrfield
Asst. Rabbi: James Gordon
LJC/AGBI Bulletin
Jan./Feb. 2015, Issue No. 1.
Published bi-monthly
except for holidays
(6-7 issues per year)
Lincolnwood Jewish
Congregation A.G. Beth
Israel, 7117 North Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood,
Illinois 60712
Phone: 847-676-0491
www.ljcagbi.org
The Rabbi’s Study
by Rabbi Joel Lehrfield
I
t is strange to think that a
year may have more than
one beginning – that is – many
New Years. In fact, the Mishna (the Oral Law) in tractate
Rosh Hashanah mentions four
New Year celebrations in one
year. There is a New Year for
trees. There is a New Year for
Kings and the beginning of a
new government that legislates
and dates new laws and legal
documents. There is a New
Year that marks the giving of
tithes (think of the date set for
collecting taxes.) and there is
the most sacred New Year of
them all – Rosh Hashamah that
marks the passing of time and
the cycle of life and death.
Every New Year speaks to
a different aspect of our lives
and to different obligations.
The year 2015, of the Common Era is upon us and it is,
or might be an opportunity
to reflect upon the passing of
time, the years gone by and the
future challenges that hopefully await us. One would
expect, in a Congregational
Bulletin, an article that would
urge renewed commitments to
Continued on page 4
President’s Perspective
As we enter the depths of winter, it is increasingly difficult to remember
the warmth of Spring and Summer. Certainly, each of us can think of things
we are unable to do now, but look forward to doing when the weather warms
up. For me, these things include biking, boating and just reading a good
book outside on the porch, perhaps with a glass of scotch from the bottle that
I will buy at the LJCAGBI Scotch Tasting (see page 9 for further information).
The dark days of winter will pass, and with the coming of Tu’Bishvat, I know that it is not terribly unreasonable to look forward to Spring. Tu’Bishvat always occurs on the fifteenth of Shvat, but
not always on the evening of February 3 and the day of February 4 as it does this year. To celebrate
this special day, I hope you can make it to our Tu’Bishvat Seder, scheduled for January 31.
On this special day, one of the four New Years on our calendar, please consider your commitment to our shul, and make a New Year’s resolution to come more often. We need your
participation in our Shabbat services, our daily minyonim, our classes, and our special activities. Look through this Bulletin and commit to attending more activities, as a New Year’s
resolution. Put these events on your calendar now. As you enter events on your calendar,
note that Purim begins on March 4 this year. We will have Megillah readings and a wonderful celebration. Watch your mail (and e-mail) for more information.
To more effectively communicate with you, we have changed the format of our periodic
notifications and of our Shabbat announcements. These items are formatted to be readable
on your computer, Ipad and smartphone, but will only be available to you if we have your
email address.
If you are not yet receiving these notifications and announcements, send an email to [email protected], and you will be place on our list. Our web site, www.ljcagbi.org, contains
davening times, event flyers, an online version of this bulletin and other information about
our shul. Access the web site at any time to stay informed.
Larry Miller
Calendar Correction:
Regine and Stuart Meisel were inadvertently omitted as sponsors for pages in the
Shul calendar, honoring Rabbi & Chavie Lehrfield, Rabbi & Marilyn Gordon, Larry &
Arlene Miller, Marty & Lynn Scharaga, the Past and Present Sisterhood Presidents, and
the Memory of Cantor Pliskin. Thank you for honoring the leadership of LJCAGBI.
Announcements
MAZEL TOV
Welcome new members!
{ Mazel Tov to Myron & Anna Moscovitch on the
Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Sammy, at Or Torah last
Shabbos. Proud parents are Natalie and Erik Moscovitch.
We would like to welcome two new
families to our Shul!
{ Mazel Tov to Phyllis Kaplan on the Bat Mizvah of
her granddaughter in Israel, Daughter of Mark Kaplan.
Yakov & Elyse Baylis
Mark & Nancy Weksler
{ Mazel Tov to Alex & Leah Goldstein on the birth of
their new granddaughter! Proud parents are Tammy &
Robert Goldstein
v
SPEEDY RECOVERY
v Lawrence Linn, son of Shirley Linn and nephew of
Miriam Chaplik.
R
Jacqui Rothman
R
Joyce Sklar
Lorraine Golembo, sister of Howard Warshawsky.
v Morris Frydman, father of Alexandra Light &
father-in-law of Jordan Light
v
Beatrice Huff, long time AGBI member
CONDOLENCES
v
Ludwig Freund, long-time LJC member and Gabbi
v
Ben Stelzer, husband of Eva Stelzer
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The Rabbi’s Study—continued from page 1
our ritual lives. After all, it is our rituals
that promote our spiritual life; for rituals
are meant to awaken and arouse in us that
spiritual element that is to be found in every human being. But that is not the case.
For I am not going to write about religious
rituals but about other Mitzvot just as important.
In the secular world we organize
thoughts about renewed commitments in
the form of resolutions, e.g. “I resolve to do
this or that”. It is as if we notice that something is missing in our lives. Either a goal
that has been missed, or never sought, or an
emptiness that needs fulfillment, and we resolve upon reflection to search for perhaps
a richer, more wholesome life.
What we need most to do is what the
Torah calls Mitzvot Ben Adam L’Chavero
(Those Mitzvot that are associated with the
behaviors between ourselves and others.)
What can we do to give of ourselves, to
help others? And I am not speaking about
money. A very good friend of mine once
told me that the State of Israel could not
exist without the outpouring of volunteer
help. That is true here as well in the United
States. There are so many places where vol-
unteering would be an opportunity to fulfill
these Mitzvot between ourselves and our
community. There is, of course, our Congregation which could not function without
the energy and the effort of our volunteers,
our President, our officers, our committee
heads, etc.
There are so many social agencies that
could benefit from the willing efforts of
volunteers – hospitals, nursing homes,
childrens’ agencies, food pantries, shelters
for the abused, our returning veterans and
their families, etc. Even closer to home
– what about helping to drive the elderly
and infirm to appointments or giving shutins a friendly call regularly, or “adopting”
someone without a family – what better
resolutions than these? We call these activities acts of “Chesed.” This time of the
year, when reflections are uppermost in our
minds, let us resolve to perform more acts
of Chesed, for they are a powerful means
of attaining a richer life.
So let me wish you a year of good decisions, as I did on our Rosh Hashanah. It’s
never too late!
Chavie and I wish that all of us be granted a good and healthy 2015.
Your presence is greatly needed: please attend
Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel, our Shul, has always maintained
two daily minyanim for Shachrit and for Mincha/Maariv (or just Maariv during the winter months). Your help is urgently needed to ensure that a full minyan is present for
everyone, especially those who have Yahrzeit or are in their year of mourning.
To keep our Shul vibrant it is essential that members can rely on a daily minyan.
Please start the new year by committing to attend the daily minyan for Shachrit or
Mincha/Maariv at least twice per week. Your help is essential for our Shul to thrive.
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LINCOLNWOOD JEWISH CONGREGATION A.G. BETH ISRAEL
Sixth Annual Tu BiSh’vat Seder
January 31, 2015/Parashat B’Shalach-Shira
during Kiddush (@ about 11:45 a.m.)
Add meaning and joy to your celebration of Tu BiSh’vat by participating in our
Sixth Annual Seder. Modeled after the Tu BiSh’vat Seder created in the sixteenth
century by the Kabbalists, this modernized ceremony celebrates the Rosh Hashana
of Trees (Rosh HaShana 1:1) and the special produce of Israel (Deuteronomy 8:8).
Please join us and participate in this most enjoyable & inspirational program
which is open to both LJC AGBI members & non-members and will be held at LJC
AGBI, 7117 N. Crawford in Lincolnwood. Although this program is complimentary,
please RSVP to the synagogue office @ (847) 676-0491.
The special Tu BiSh’vat fruits are sponsored by Rabbi & Marilyn Gordon and
Family in commemoration of the Yahrtzeits of our beloved sisters and aunts Rita Newman Cohen – z”l & Sharon Gordon Abrams – z”l.
Rabbi Gordon’s Message
Dear Friends,
I hope that you all enjoyed a most meaningful Chanuka with family and friends.
Earlier this year, I wrote a Torah Column that was published in The Chicago Jewish News on The
Leadership Skills of Areivut (Responsibility ) & Acharai (Follow Me). I now present an edited
version of this piece.
On behalf of my wife Marilyn and our children Max (Menashe), Rita (Miryam Rivka Chana) and
Sophie (Tziyona Hinda), I wish you all a healthy, safe, and enjoyable winter. May Hashem protect
and bring peace to Israel & K’lal Yisrael (the World Jewish Community).
Rabbi James M. Gordon
The Leadership Skills of Areivut (Responsibility) & Acharai (Follow Me)
At age seventeen, I was faced with a dilemma.
Having just passed a rigorous course to become certified as a Water Safety Instructor (“WSI”),
I knew that, in order to maintain this certification, I had to teach formal swimming classes. My
problem was that, years ago, I had promised myself that I would never be a swimming instructor.
For the six summers leading up to my certification, I passed the preliminary swimming courses
in the freezing lake waters of Northern Wisconsin where I attended summer camp. Each summer
- without exception - the instructor, while standing in a warm sweat suit, would bark out orders
to all of the students who were in the frigid liquid “classroom.” Being slight in build, I always
seemed to be the first student whose lips turned blue. Beginning at age ten, I made a pledge to
myself, that I renewed each of the next five summers, that I would never be so cruel, and, therefore, would never become a swimming instructor.
When I received my WSI certification, I did not know what to do. Fortunately, within a week, I
thought of a compromise solution that would allow me to teach while not wavering from my principles. I decided that, at the start of every swimming class, I would jump into the water, no matter
how cold the water or air were, and demonstrate the day’s lesson to all of my students while they
stood – warm and dry - on the dock. So not to elicit ill-will from any of my students, but while
still preserving my health, upon my emergence from the arctic waters, I would not indulge in the
“luxury” of covering myself in multiple layers. Rather, I covered myself with one simple towel.
My plan worked well as, during my entire (thirteen-year) career as a swimming instructor, not
one of my students ever complained that they were cold.
I achieved pedagogical success by applying an ancient teaching/leadership technique rooted in
the Torah, referred to today by many as Acharai (“after me” or “follow me”). In order to be a sucPage 6
cessful parent, teacher or leader, the most effective way to instruct is by personal example.
In the double-Parasha of Nitzavim-Va-Yelekh (and until the end of the Torah), we read about
the final day in the life of the greatest leader in world history, Moshe Rabeinu (Moses our Rabbi/
Teacher). Like so many of our other leaders, Moses taught by example. Before agreeing to his
father-in-law’s recommendation to introduce a multi-tiered court system, Moses himself judged at
every level. He was a great role model to all of the judges who served in this new system, because
he himself had done so. Although Moses was separated from his biological family at a young age,
I am convinced that Moses had already internalized what it meant to be a member of the oppressed
Hebrew People, thus making it easier for the Israelites to follow him.
In Nitzavim-Va-Yelkh, Moshe Rabeinu teaches, through the principle of Acharai, perhaps his
greatest lesson.
Parashat Nitzavim begins with the words: “Ahtehm nitzavim ha-yom kulkhem—You are all
standing here today . . . (Deuteronomy 29:9).” Moses then defines the term “Ahtehm—You (plural)”: “Kohl Ihsh Yisrael—all members of Israel.” Moshe re-enters all members of B’nei Yisrael
(the Children of Israel) into the Covenant. It has been attributed to the Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim
Ben Attar that, by including all strata of B’nei Yisrael—men, women, children, leaders, laborers,
etc., Moses was teaching the importance of Areivut. Areivut has been defined as the responsibility that Jews have for each other to ensure compliance with the Torah and its teachings. A broader
definition is the responsibility that one Jew has towards another Jew to ensure his/her physical,
financial and spiritual well-being. As stated in the Talmud (Shevuot 39a): “Kohl Yisrael areivim
zeh ba-zeh—all Jews are guarantors for each other.”
Rabbi Gordon’s Message—continued on page 8
Save the Date & Be Happy
Adar is Almost Here!
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Join LJCAGBI for a Purim Celebration
Watch your mail for more information…
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Rabbi Gordon’s Message—continued from page 7
The second portion, Parashat Va-Yelekh, begins: “Va-Yelekh Moshe va-y’dabehr eht ha-d’varim
ha-eleh ehl kohl Yisrael—And Moses went out and spoke all of these words to the Children of Israel
(Deuteronomy 31:1).” Ramban teaches that, after re-entering all members of B’nei Yisrael into the
Covenant, Moshe then went out into the camp and said good-bye to each Israelite. Extrapolating on
Ramban’s commentary, this Torah Columnist would add that, in addition to bidding farewell to all
of his charges, Moses symbolically reaffirmed all of the teachings of the Torah. Most importantly,
by greeting each Israelite, Moshe Rabeinu reconfirmed—by example—the importance of Areivut—
showing responsibility towards each and every Israelite.
The terms Acharai and Areivut have been popularized by the philosophy of the Israel Defense
Forces (IDF). With rare exception, every Prime Minister – whose job it is to serve as the Commander in Chief of the IDF – has had a decorated military career. Before ordering troops to risk
their lives on behalf of the State of Israel and K’lal Yisrael (World Jewry), the PM is able to assess
the situation much better having had served in the IDF. While Acharai continues to serve as a mantra for each and every IDF soldier, perhaps the soldier who has best exemplified it was Lt. Col. Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu who led the Israeli commando force on July 4, 1976 that rescued 100 Jews
held captive by terrorists in Entebbe. Before asking that his soldiers put themselves in harm’s way
for the benefit of K’lal Yisrael, Netanyahu risked his life by leading the charge. Tragically, Yoni
Netanyahu was (the only IDF soldier) killed during Operation Thunderbolt. Fittingly, a documentary film about the life of this inspirational military hero is titled Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu
Story. By rescuing both Diaspora and Israeli Jews, the IDF showed then – as they continue to do
today – how it practices Areivut (responsibility for all of K’lal Yisrael).
Teaching by example and taking responsibility for all Jews, is something that we learn from
many Jewish leaders and teachers throughout history (think Nachson ben Aminadav). Ultimately,
though, the Acharai and Areivut philosophies are learned first and foremost from the Almighty—
Who was the first to teach Areivut—by example. As stated succinctly in the Talmud (Sota 14a) :
“Ahmahr Rabi Chama b’Rabi Chanina: Mahy dikhtiv, ‘Acharei Hashem Elokeikhem telekhu?’—
Rabbi Chama the son of Rabbi Chanina asked: What is meant by ‘you should follow the L-rd
your G-d (Deuteronomy 13:5) ?’ Is it possible for a human being to follow the Divine Presence
(Sh’khina)? . . . What it means is to follow the traits (Midot) of the Kadosh Baruch Hu. Just as He
dressed the naked (Adam & Eve), . . . you too should provide clothing to the naked. The KB”H visited the sick (Abraham after his Bris), . . . you too should visit the sick . . .”
May we be inspired to select more teachers and leaders who teach by example, and may we
ourselves become even better teachers by example thus fulfilling the mission of Acharai, utilized
by Yoni Netanyahu and Moshe Rabeinu and many other great Jewish leaders. May we work even
harder at implementing the philosophy of Areivut, taking responsibility for the plight of all Jews.
L’Shalom,
Rabbi James M. Gordon, J.D.
Assistant Rabbi
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Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation A.G. Beth Israel
Presents:
Kosher Scotch Tasting
At Lincolnwood Wine & Spirits
6929 N. Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood
Saturday, January 24, 2015
@ 7:00 PM
$25 per person or $40 per couple
Walk-ins welcome but space is limited; please RSVP to the Shul office
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Schedule of Services—January 2015
January 2015
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
1
Asara b’tevet
2
S: 7:00 am
3
S: 9:00 am
New Year’s
Day
M/M: 4:10 pm
M/M: 3:50 pm
Lighting: 4:12
pm
Shabbos Ends:
5:14
S: 8:30 am
M/M: 3:55
4
S: 8:30 am
5
S: 6:45 am
6
S: 7:00 am
7
S: 7:00 am
8
S: 6:45 am
9
S: 7:00 am
10
S: 9:00 am
M/M: 4:10 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M/M: 4:15 pm
M/M: 3:55 pm
Lighting: 4:19
pm
Shabbos Ends:
5:21
11
S: 8:30 am
12
S: 6:45 am
13
S: 7:00 am
14
S: 7:00 am
15
S: 6:45 am
16
S: 7:00 am
17
M/M: 4:15 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M/M: 4:25 pm
S: 9:00 am
Lighting: 4:27
pm
M/M:4:05 pm
22
S: 6:45 am
23
S: 7:00 am
24
S: 9:00 am
M: 7:00 pm
M/M: 4:30 pm
M/M: 4:10 pm
Lighting: 4:36
pm
Shabbos Ends:
5:38
18
S: 8:30 am
19
S: 6:45 am
20
S: 7:00 am
M/M: 4:25 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
21
ROSH CHODESH
SHEVAT
S: 6:30 am
M: 7:00 pm
SHABBOS
MEVARCHIM
Shabbos Ends:
5:29
25
S: 8:30 am
26
S: 6:45 am
27
S: 7:00 am
28
S: 7:00 am
29
S: 6:45 am
30
S: 7:00 am
31
S: 9:00 am
M/M: 4:35 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 7:00 pm
M: 4:40 pm
M: 4:20 pm
Lighting: 4:44
pm
Shabbos Ends:
5:47
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February
2015
February 2015
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
1
S: 8:30 AM
2
S: 6:45 AM
3
S: 7:00 AM
4
S: 7:00 AM
5
S: 6:45 AM
6
S: 7:00 AM
7
S: 9:00 AM
M/M: 4:45 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M/M: 4:50 PM
M/M: 4:30 PM
Candle
Lighting: 4:54
PM
Shabbos
Ends: 5:56 PM
8
S: 8:30 AM
9
S: 6:45 AM
10
S: 7:00 AM
11
S: 7:00 AM
12
S: 6:45 AM
13
S: 7:00 AM
14
S: 9:00 AM
M/M: 4:55 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M/M: 5:00 PM
M/M: 4:40 PM
Candle
Lighting: 5:02
PM
Shabbos
Ends: 6:05 PM
21
S: 9:00 AM
15
S: 8:30 AM
16
S: 6:45 AM
17
S: 7:00 AM
18
S: 7:00 AM
19
20
M/M: 5:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
S: 6:30 AM
S: 6:30 AM
M: 7:00 PM
M/M: 5:10 PM
ROSH CHODESH
ADAR
ROSH CHODESH
ADAR
M/M: 4:50 PM
Shabbos
Ends: 6:13 PM
Candle
Lighting: 5:01
PM
22
S: 8:30 AM
23
S: 6:45 AM
24
S: 7:00 AM
25
S: 7:00 AM
26
S: 6:45 AM
27
S: 7:00 AM
28
S: 9:00 AM
M/M: 5:10 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M: 7:00 PM
M/M: 5:15 PM
M/M: 4:55 PM
Candle
Lighting: 5:20
PM
Shabbos
Ends: 6:22 PM
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From the Catering Department
This is going to be a bit serious. I recently returned from a sudden trip to San Francisco, where
I had to make plans for a funeral. My bachelor uncle (my father’s z”l youngest brother) died at the
age of 96. Because he never married, it was a good thing his brothers did. Two of us (actually three)
went there and made the arrangements. Thank goodness for my daughter (she accompanied me). She
did all the running around.
We here in the Chicago area don’t realize how lucky we are. We have Jewish organizations to
take care of so many important things. They have a chevra kadisha that’s a funeral parlor and all they
do is keep running a tab. My uncle was a much decorated W.W.II Marine and the last of a very small
group of survivors of Guadalcanal. Fortunately the Marine Corps took care of the service (we had
Jewish men to say the kaddish). So my advice on this serious note is PLEASE everyone, get your affairs in order & live to 120 years. And if you know of any single young people, work on a shidduch.
Nieces and nephews should not have to do these things.
Now, Chanukah will be here soon. Are you ready to make latkes and sufganyot (donuts)? Here’s
a nice easy recipe for drop donuts. 2 eggs, 1/4 C. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 2 Tbl. oil, 1-1/2 C. flour, 4 tsp.
baking powder, 1/3 C. milk. Beat eggs until light. Add sugar, salt, and oil. Combine flour and baking powder and add to the mixture. Put oil in a deep pan & when it gets hot drop Tbls. of batter into
pot. Fry till brown on all sides, then remove with a slotted spoon & drain on paper towels. With a
cookie press, poke into the donut & add some jam. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yum yum.
I know everyone has their favorite latke recipe. I think mine is the easiest. To 5#’s grated potatoes;
add 2 onions. I use one egg per pound of potatoes (that’s what makes them crispy). Fry in hot oil deep
enough so the pancakes can float (and not absorb the oil). Turn only once. My family likes them thin
& crispy, as they say - only outsides, no insides. Before frying try to drain off the excess liquid. They
should be perfect. Keep the oil clean. Serve with sour cream (my preference) or applesauce.
Just so you now, it’s a known fact that heat makes things expand. Thank goodness I don’t have a
weight problem, I’m just Hot.
Bon Appetit,
Shirley Derdiger
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IF YOU WILL BE AWAY THIS WINTER
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SISTERHOOD HELPS BUILD
Do you have a personal announcement, simcha, thanks, congratulations or yahrtziet that
you would like to share with your Shul family? Consider putting your words to work with
Sisterhood Helps Build. Contact the Shul office or drop your message in the Sisterhood
folder in the Shul office. Donations are $5 for your personal message.
{ Thank you so much to everyone in the Shul for
all the cards, phone calls and visits during my recent
hospital stay. A special thanks to the Thalls for making sure I got food for Pesach and to Rabbi Lehrfield
for his encouraging phone calls. Thank you to Rabbi
Gordon for visiting me so often and making sure I
had a steady stream of visitors. Mort Zelickman
{ On behalf of my nephew, brother-in-law and
myself, I sincerely thank the members of our Shul
for your condolence cards and compassionate and
comforting thoughts on the loss of my beloved sister. I
am proud to be a member of this wonderful LJCAGBI
family. You are the best! Howard Warshawsky
{ Thank you to all my friends at LJCAGBI for all
the letters and cards of good wishes for our son-inlaw. Alan’s recovery. Miriam Chaplik & Family
{ In memory of Ludwig Freund, a kind dear man.
Carol Gottlieb
{ Many thanks for all the good health wishes. A
donation has been made in honor of everyone at LJCAGBI who came to visit me. Thank you especially
to Rabbi Lehrfield, Rabbi Gordon, Marilyn Klein &
Ceil Klein. Elizabeth Katz
{ Dear Friends, Thank you very much for your
wishes during the past weeks since my shoulder
surgery. Your calls, cards, dinners & more are truly
appreciated! I am so fortunate to have you as good
friends in our Congregation “family.” Love, Joyce
Sklar
{ In loving memory of our fathers, Harry Futterman and Myron Schaffer, on their yahrzeit. You are
always in our heart. Marla and Lester Schaaffer
RUMMAGE SALE THANKS!
Every Sisterhood project takes cooperation from many people. Rummage is no exception. My sincere thanks go to: Sol Goldman, Carolyn Greenstein, Ciel Klein, Sarah, Marcia
& Paul Kramer, Steve Kramer, Estelle Kriv, Edie & Jeff Light, Nicole & Joel Mazur, Larry
Miller, Paulette Rafalson, and Harriet Snyder.
Of course, I have to give extra special thanks to Richard and Yadviga for all their wonderful help.
I would also like to thank Judy Goodman for her help in raising our profits.
Thanks to everyone!
Jocelyn Verson
Rummage Chairman
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Current and on-going classes at LJCAGBI*
LJCAGBI classes have “Open Enrollment”—feel free to attend any class at any time.
The more often you attend, the more wisdom you will gain.
(1) Rabbi Lehrfield’s Talmud Class Class (Sunday 9:45-10:45 am—immediately
after Minyan)
(2) Rabbi Lehrfield’s Chumash Class (Sunday 10:45-11:45 am)
(3) Rabbi Lehrfield’s Women’s Study Group (Monday 9:30 am)
(4) Rabbi Lehrfield’s Shabbat afternoon Talmud Class (Masekhet B’rakhot); taught
30 minutes before Mincha
(5) Hebrew Level II (Mondays, 7:30-8:15 pm*); Instructor: Rabbi Gordon
For those with a basic level of competency in Hebrew reading who would like
to feel more comfortable davening (reading/understanding) from the Siddur. Before each holiday, we study the relevant liturgy.
(6) Parashat HaShavua (Monday-Thursday @ 7:00 pm, followed by Maariv);
Instructors: Rabbis Lehrfield & Gordon
Gain insights on the weekly Torah portion & other Jewish texts.
*Please call the Shul office as these times may be subject to change.
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January/February Calendar 2015
Monday, Dec. 31 New Years Eve
Tuesday, Jan. 1
New Year’s Day, OFFICE CLOSED
Saturday, Jan. 3
Wolves Hockey Game
Saturday, Jan. 10
Winter movie night (TBA)
Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Day, OFFICE CLOSED
Wed., Jan. 21
Rosh Chodesh Shevat
Shul Board Meeting
Saturday, Jan. 24
Kosher Scotch tasting
Saturday, Jan. 31
Tu B’Shvat Seder
Wed., Feb. 4
Tu B’Shvat
Saturday, Feb. 14
Winter Movie Night (TBA)
Monday, Feb. 16
Presidents Day, OFFICE CLOSED
Thursday, Feb. 19 Rosh Chodesh Adar
Friday, Feb. 20
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Wed., March 4
Fast of Ester
Purim Celebration begins (evening)
Thursday, March 5 Purim
Friday, March 13
Shabbat Across America
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