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Tuesday
Jul282015

CBJ YEAR IN REVIEW VIDEO

Wednesday
Jul222015

HIGH HOLIDAY INFORMATION

 Please follow the link below to the Congregation's High Holiday webpage that contains complete details including dates and times.  MORE INFORMATION

Friday
May152015

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE 2015 - Deadline, Tuesday, September 8

In keeping with our Jewish tradition, we memorialize our deceased loved ones by listing their names in the Book of Remembrance. The booklet will be used during Yizkor Services of our major holidays: Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesach and Shavout. Please take a moment to consider honoring your beloved departed, whether a parent, grandparent, close relative or dear friend by contacting the Office via email at admin@congbj.org or by phone at (610) 933-5550. A minimum donation of $5.00 per single name (Mr. and Mrs. are two names) will assure the placement of the names you wish to enter in the Book of Remembrance 2015. Deadline is September 8, 2015.

Thursday
Apr092015

HIGH HOLIDAY AND REGULAR SERVICE TIMES

MinyanDAILY MINYAN
Monday - Thursday, 7 PM

Friday Night Shabbat Service, 7:30 PM
Saturday Morning Service, 9:30 AM

FALL HOLIDAY CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday Night, Sept. 13, 6:57 PM
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept. 14, 7:54 PM
Havdallah: Tuesday, September 15, 7:52 PM

Yom Kippur: Tuesday Night, Sept. 22, 6:42 PM
Yom Kippur Shofar Blowing: Sat. night, Sept. 26, 7:38 PM

Sukkot: Sunday Night, Sept. 27, 6:33 PM
Havdallah: Monday, Sept. 28, after 7:30 PM 

Shmini Atzeret: Sunday, Oct. 4, 6:22 PM
Simchat Torah: Monday, Oct. 5, after 7:19 PM

Friday
Feb132015

THIS WEEK AT CBJ (August 27 - Sept. 6)

SISTERHOOD
SISTERHOOD HIGH HOLIDAY GREETINGS: Deadline, September 1. For details, contact Kat Ludwig via email at kattkin@comcast.net Details

SOCIAL ACTION
HIGH HOLIDAY TOILETRY DRIVE: September 2 through 30. Please donate toiletries as well as jelly, juice, canned fruit and boxed cereal to be sent to PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services).  Place items in the Mitzvah Box located outside the office.  This is a great opportunity to perform the Mitzvah of giving to those in need (No expired food please).  If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Groves ruthjive@comcast.net or Amy Borla amsborla@gmail.com  


COMMUNITY EVENTS
KEHILLAH OF CHESTER COUNTY SELICHOT PROGRAM AND SERVICE: Saturday, September 5 (evening preceding Rosh Hoshanah), 9 PM, Or Shalom, Berwyn, 835 Darby Paoli Road, 19312. The program will include a screening of "Four Seasons Lodge," which tells the story of an aging group of Holocaust survivors who gather each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival. Directed by New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs, with the legendary Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter", "Grey Gardens")contributing cinematography. The film is an inspiring and surprisingly funny documentary that captures what may be the final season for a remarkable tribe of survivors who have found that dancing, laughter and late-night revelry may be the best revenge. For more information, contact cckehillah@jfgp.org

RELIGION
SATURDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP: Saturday mornings, 8:30 AM prior to Services. The group will be studying the weekly Torah portion.

HOLD THE DATE

CLUB/COMMITTEE/BOARD EVENTS
CBJ BOARD MEETING:Thursday, September 3, 7:15 PM, Minyan, 7 PM
SISTERHOOD OPEN MEETING: Sunday, October 4, 9:45 AM, Minyan 9:30 AM.

MEMBERSHIP
NEW MEMBER MEET AND GREET ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Friday, September 11, 6:30 PM. Eat a (small) early dinner, come to Family Shabbat Services, and then make your own ice cream sundae. Visit with the CBJ family meet and greet prospective new members. For more information or to sign-up, contact Valerie at admin@congbj.org.

SISTERHOOD
SISTERHOOD ANNUAL BAKE SALE: Sunday, September 13, 9 AM - Noon.
SISTERHOOD OPEN MEETING: Sunday, October 4, 9:45 AM, Minyan 9:30 AM. “Kugels, Kegels and Beyond,” Meeting includes Stacey Gayer, a Physical Therapist, who will present an exercise program that can benefit all women.

EDUCATION
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Wednesday, September 9.
NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: Wednesday, September 23, Sunday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 30.
PIZZA IN THE HUT: Sunday, October 4.
BASIC HEBREW CLASS: Wednesday, October 7, For more information, contact Dave Weinstock via email at bounder10@earthlink.net

SOCIAL ACTION
CBJ SOCIAL ACTION COOK-IN: Sunday, October 18. Please join us for the Social Action Cook-In, 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Our Cook-In provides meals for the elderly and others in need of a good meal. Your help in cooking and assembling meals, as well as donations to help with the costs, is appreciated. Please make checks out to Social Action Committee/CBJ. Please contact Ruth Groves ruthjive@comcast.net or Amy Borla amsborla@gmail.com with questions.

DEADLINES
THIS WEEK AT CBJ: The deadline for the weekly, This Week at CBJ, is noon on Tuesday, prior to the Thursday publication date. Please provide content via email to Stephen Schur at sschur1@gmail.com by the deadline.
E-HAKOL DEADLINE: The deadline for the September Edition of E-Hakol is Thursday, September 17. Please make sure all proposed content is sent via email to Stephen Schur at sschur1@gmail.com by the deadline.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
CONGREGATION BREAK-FAST: Wednesday, September 23. Details to follow.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA, THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE AND THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF RABBIS WILL JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL’S “NOSTRA AETATE”
: Friday, September 25, Saint Joseph’s University, 3 PM. Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires and co-author with Pope Francis of the book of interfaith dialogues, “On Heaven and Earth,” will speak at the dedication. Seating is limited and available through online registration (http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/events/reg_Nostra-Aetate-2015.html)
PIZZA IN THE HUT: Sunday, October 4.
USCJ MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT FALL CONFERENCE: Sunday, October 11, 9 AM, Temple Beth El-Mekor Chayim, Cranford, NJ. The focus of the Conference will be "The Face of Change: Adapting to New Realities." More information will be forthcoming.
PHILLY FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALK-A-THON: Sunday, October 18, 1 - 3:30 PM, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr. For more information and to register, visit www.phillyfriendshipwalk.com

Tuesday
Mar042014

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Tuesday
Jan072014

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