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Upcoming Events

Friday
Feb132015

Barbara Rosenau of Gratz College will talk about Israel at Family Shabbat, Friday, March 27, 6:30 PM

Barbara Rosenau, M.P.A., Director of Adult Jewish Learning at Gratz College, will talk about Israel, “How American Jews Impact Israel,” on Friday, March 27, 6:30 PM during the Congregation’s Family Shabbat Service. Ms. Rosenau had been scheduled for her talk on Friday, March 20, as part of Sisterhood Shabbat Weekend, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather.

 

Friday
Feb132015

THIS WEEK AT CBJ (Mar 26 - April 5)

EDUCATION

ADULT CLASS: Thursday, March 26, 7 PM, Wegman’s, Collegeville. The adult class will be meeting at Wegman’s over a no-host dinner. The class will continue the discussion of Shmita, the sabbatical year for land in lsrael, and this tradition’s implications for us.

BEGINNING HEBREW: Sunday, March 29, at 11 AM.

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: April 1 and 5.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

BARBARA ROSENAU OF GRATZ COLLEGE: Friday, March 27, 6:30 PM. Barbara Rosenau, MPA, Director of Adult Jewish Learning at Gratz College, will talk about Israel during Family Shabbat Services.

FAMILY SHABBAT HOSTED BY KITAH BET: March 27, 6:30 PM. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 26, if you can come, to Hope Schwartz hopecschwartz@comcast.net.  All are welcome!

U.S. DEPT. OF STATE SPECIAL ENVOY, IRA FORMAN, SPEAKS ABOUT “THE CURRENT STATE OF GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM”: Wednesday, April 1, Noon – 2 PM, Jewish Community Services Bldg., 2100 Arch St. For more information, contact Salena Camara via email at scamara@jfpg.org.

SIYYUM  (Firstborn) SERVICE: Friday April 3, 7:30 AM. It is customary for all firstborns, male and female, to attend this service so they are exempt from fasting until the first seder later that evening. The service, which includes both Schacharit and a short study session, will take about an hour. Please bring your tefillin. At the conclusion of the service, those in attendance will have breakfast.

HOLD THE DATE

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 March Edition of E-Hakol is Monday, April 21. Please make sure all proposed content is sent via email to Stephen Schur at sschur1@gmail.com  by the deadline.

CLUB/COMMITTEE/ BOARD EVENTS

CBJ BOARD MEETING: Monday, April 13, 7 PM, Minyan at 6:45 PM.

SISTERHOOD MEETING: Sunday, April 19, 9 AM to Noon.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday, April 20, 7 PM.

SISTERHOOD

Membership and Team Building Program at CBJ Sunday, April 19, 9:30 AM WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM TRAINING SESSIONS FOR SISTERHOOD MEMBERS: Sunday, April 19. For more information, contact Lori Snow at lvsnow@comcast.net

EDUCATION

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: April 8 and 26.

BEGINNING HEBREW: Sunday, April 12 and 19, 11 AM.

TIKKUM MIDDOT FOR THE CREATIVE PROCESS: Sunday, April 12, 10 AM with Wendy Liss.

ANNE FRANK THEATER TRIP TO KESHER ISRAEL: Sunday, April 19. Kitah Hey and Dalet.

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY)

GRAND SLAM WITH WEST CHESTER USY AT CBJ: Sunday, April 15.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CBJ YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION: Thursday, April 16.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE SHABBAT WEEKEND: Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.

ROSH HODESH WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP: Monthly meeting of women who want to connect with Jewish women of all ages, discuss issue of faith and more, Sunday, April 19, 7 PM. For more information, contact Jodi Rosenfeld via email at  jodilla@comcast.net

STITCH AND KVETCH MEETUP: Monday, April 20, 7 PM. We are starting to make hats for an organization that distributes them to Israeli soldiers. The pattern is available for knit or crochet. Experience not necessary! Supplies and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to cffactor@verizon.net or amsborla@gmail.com so that we have an accurate count.

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CBJ YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION, HBO DOCUMENTARY “50 CHILDREN – THE RESCUE MISSION OF MR. & MRS. KRAUS”, THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Join the Congregation’s Yom HaShoah Commemoration with a screening of this documentary, the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus. They never set out to be heroes. But on the eve of the Holocaust, the Philadelphia lawyer and his wife risked everything by traveling into Nazi Germany in a daring and unprecedented effort to save innocent lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAnRo2ejEW8

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Congregation Grounds/Flowerbed Cleanup Scheduled for Sunday, March 29

Seth Loux and the members of the House Committee are looking for volunteers to help clean out the flowerbeds, remove winter debris and leaves. Volunteers are asked to bring their rakes and leaf blowers. For more information, contact Seth via email at Seth@LouxFamily.com

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Donations to the Gloria Eiserman Fund

The late Gloria Eiseman was a beloved volunteer in the CBJ Religious School until illness forced her to cut back on her activities. During the first Yahrzeit for Gloria in early December, our students, on their own initiative, decided that they would like to celebrate her life by placing a leaf on our Tree of Life in the lobby and a Yahrzeit Plaque in the Sanctuary to mark her passing.  Rabbi Brown and Ruth Groves are accepting donations, in any amount, for this project with a deadline of March 31. A short program will be held on a Wednesday afternoon when the leaf and plaque are affixed.

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MESSAGE FROM UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM’S MERCAZ ELECTION COMMITTEE

Take 5 minutes to help support progressive environmentalism in Israel, as well as Israeli government funding for the schools and institutions of the Conservative / Masorti Movement. Our Israel does not allow the pluralistic, egalitarian options that we take for granted. Our votes for MERCAZ Slate #2 can change the way we are represented in our Israel. Votes send our message. Take 5-mintues to impact Israel, go to votemercaz.org and vote MERCAZ Slate #2. [$10 fee to the election company; $5 for those ages 18-30].

Tuesday
Mar042014

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Take A Discount On Your PECO Bill And A Contribution Is Made To CBJ!

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