CBJ SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE PROGRAMS
The Social Action Committee continues the Toy and Gift Card Drive until December 2. Please place toys in the Mitzvah Bin located next to the office. Gift cards should be given directly to Amy or Ruth (please let the Antons know if you are ordering Scrip cards to donate so that they can give these directly to us). If you have any questions please contact Ruth firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy email@example.com
Social Action continues the Coat Drive as part of the Philadelphia Cares Winter Coat Drive until December 6. We are looking for coats, scarves hats, gloves and mittens for adults and children. Please leave items that are clean and in good condition on the coat racks that are located in the Social Hall.
On Wednesday, December 2, 5 PM, the Social Action Committee will meet with a representative from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS, http://hiaspa.org/) to learn how CBJ could work to help alleviate the current refugee crisis. If you are interested in attending this informational meeting, please contact Amy Borla firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Groves email@example.com. We have been asked to have an approximate head-count for the meeting by Monday, November 30, so that the presenter can bring the appropriate number of materials, so, please RSVP to Ruth or Amy.
The next Social Action Committee Cook-In is Sunday, February 21, 2016. We fund our Cook-Ins through donations. Please consider Social Action when donating to CBJ (and write “Social Action” in the memo). Thank you to everyone who helps Social Action through donations and your time.
8th ANNUAL CBJ AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Sunday, Dec. 6, 8:30 AM TO 1:30 PM. Volunteers are needed to greet and sign in donors, and to monitor donors at the food table after they’ve given blood. And, don’t forget to sign up to donate blood online at www.redcrossblood.org or by contacting Diane Liss at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PARLOR MEETING WITH RABBI JEFF SULTAR
Over the next few months, we will be welcoming our new rabbi with a series of small parlor meetings in the homes of our congregants. These meetings will offer you the opportunity to get to know Rabbi Sultar in an informal group setting. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please email Jodi Rosenfeld at email@example.com
HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE / GIFT SHOP SALE
The incredible cookies are ready for your holiday table and pickup on Sunday, December 6. This is a "CBJ Sisterhood Tradition" and while all of the orders are in, there are a FEW DOZEN COOKIES available, First Come, First Served, on Sunday, December 6, 9 AM to noon. The few remaining dozens of cookies will be available during the Sisterhood's Craft and Gift Shop Sale. The Craft and Gift Shop Sale's new dates are Sunday, December 6 and 13, 9 AM to noon, for the first and last day of the holiday. There are many wonderful selections on sale on top of our already below retail prices. You don't have to look hard to see something special that you can give as a gift or enjoy yourself. This is a great way to support CBJ.
CBJ CELEBRATES CHANUKAH, SUNDAY, DEC. 13
HOLD THE DATE: Congregation B'nai Jacob will celebrate Chanukah on Sunday, December 13 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. You can take part in games, competitions and enjoy traditional Chanukah desserts. This year, CBJ invites the congregation to participate in the GREAT DREIDEL CHALLENGE, pitting individuals and teams against each other to determine who is the best "DREIDELER." Look for more details in the upcoming THIS WEEK newsletters, our website and Facebook. We are looking for volunteers for the event, including a group to make yummy latkes. If you would like to help with this event, please contact Stephen Schur via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Kolller at email@example.com
CBJ HISTORY EVENT PLANNING MEETING: Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM. The Committee is planning for the February 7 event to introduce Rabbi Sultar and our new members to the history of CBJ and to the history of Jews in Phoenixville. If you are interested, please contact Ruth Yeiser via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
RABBI SULTAR TEACHINGS/DISCUSSIONS ON CHANUKAH: Shabbat Services, Friday, December 4, 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 5, 9 AM. So, please join us for Shabbat services on December 4-5 and 11-12, when my teachings and our discussions will explore the adult side of the festival.
SATURDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP: Saturday mornings, 8:30 AM prior to Services. The group will be studying the weekly Torah portion.
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE: (when Religious School is in session), 9 AM.
SISTERHOOD CHANUKAH GIFT SHOP AND CRAFTER SALE: Sunday, December 6 and Sunday, December 13, 9 AM to Noon, when Sisterhood holds their Annual Chanukah Gift Shop Sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to browse the extensive Gift Shop collection and find that very special gift.
NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: November 25 and 29.
8th ANNUAL CBJ AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Sunday, Dec. 6, 8:30 AM TO 1:30 PM. Please volunteer to help run the Blood Drive. We desperately need people to greet and sign in donors, and to monitor donors at the food table after they’ve given blood. And, don’t forget to sign up to donate blood online at www.redcrossblood.org or by contacting Diane Liss at email@example.com for an appointment.
CBJ MENORAH ON MANAVON: Sunday, December 6, 7 PM.
SOCIAL ACTION REFUGEE CRISIS MEETING: Wednesday, December 2, 5 PM. Details
SOCIAL ACTION TOY AND GIFT CARD SALE: Through December 6. This year, we are donating toys to PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services) and Gift Cards to The Women and Children's Shelter in Phoenixville. DETAILS
SOCIAL ACTION COAT DRIVE: Through December 6. The Coat Drive is part of the Philadelphia Cares Winter Coat Drive. Details
The CBJ Executive Committee is seeking a volunteer to serve as Recording Secretary. For more information about this wonderful opportunity to help CBJ, contact Mark Snow via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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>Friday NightShabbat Service, 7:30 PM
>Saturday Morning Service, 9:30 AM
>Sunday Morning Service (when Religious School is in session), 9 AM
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