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Friday
Feb132015

CBJ PURIM EVENTS CARNIVAL, Sunday, March 1, 10:30 AM – Noon............................. MEGILLAH READING/ SCHPIELETTES: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 PM

Congregation B'nai Jacob needs volunteers for this year's Megillah Reading and Schpielettes on Purim, Wednesday, March 4. Join Amy Borla, Jodi Rosenfeld and others with your own Purim Schpielette (an informal comic dramatization, a narrative that describes what transpired on Purim as it relates to the characters in the story, The Book of Esther). If you have an inner desire to be an actor, perform or if you are a comedian at heart, then the Schpielette is for you and If you want to participate in the Megillah reading, please contact Stephen Schur via email at sschur1@gmail.com 

Friday
Feb132015

THIS WEEK AT CBJ (Feb 28- Mar 8)

CLUB/COMMITTEE/ BOARD EVENTS

CBJ BOARD MEETING: Monday, March 2, 7 PM, Minyan 6:45 PM.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CBJ PURIM CARNIVAL: Sunday, March 1, 10:30 AM to Noon in the Social Hall. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ruth Groves at ruthjive@comcast.net

KEHILLAH OF CHESTER COUNTY “RED TENT EVENT”: Sunday, March 1 and March 8, 3 – 5:30 PM, Colonial Theater, Phoenixville. The film, “The Red Tent,” will be shown as part of a two-night program followed by speakers including CBJ’s Rabbi Rachel Brown (March 1) and Beth Chaim Reform Congregation’s Rabbi Michelle Pearlman (March 8). Reservations are required, please RSVP Shelley Rappaport at cckehilllah@jfgp.org

PURIM /MEGILLAH READING/ SCHPIELETTES / COSTUMES: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 PM.

EDUCATION

PARENT / CHILD CLASS (2 to 5 year-olds not in Religious School): Sunday, March 1, 9 to 10:30 AM, Lower Level Playroom. For more information, contact the CBJ Office at (610) 933-5550 by February 22.

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL: March 4.

SISTERHOOD

PURIM BASKET PICK-UP: Sunday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 4. ***If you have friends or neighbors who are unable to pick up their Purim Bags, please consider delivering those bags and seeing warm smiles appear!

SCRIP

THIS WEEK’S SCRIP DEALS: Please take advantage of this week’s SCRIP Deals that include the following discounts on SCRIP Cards: Sally Beauty Supply 12%, Nike 12%, Old Navy 14%, J. Crew 13%, Gymboree 13%, Children’s Place 12%, Adidas 13%, Banana Republic 14% and Bath & Body Works 13%. For more information, visit the CBJ SCRIP page at http://www.congbj.org/scrip/

 

HOLD THE DATE

DEADLINES

E-HAKOL DEADLINE: The deadline for the March Edition of E-Hakol is Monday, March 23. Please make sure all proposed content is sent via email to Stephen Schur at sschur1@gmail.com by the deadline.

THIS WEEK AT CBJ: The deadline for the weekly, This Week at CBJ, is Tuesday evening prior to the Thursday publication date.

SOCIAL ACTION

COOK-IN FOR ELDERLY: Sunday, March 15, Noon. For more information, email Ruth Groves at ruthjive@comcast.net

SISTERHOOD

SISTERHOOD CONGREGATION SHABBAT, SPEAKER BARBARA ROSENAU: Friday, March 20, 6:30 PM. Barbara Rosenau, MPA, is the Director of Adult Jewish Learning at Gratz College.

SISTERHOOD CONGREGATION SHABBAT SERVICE: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 AM

UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH (USY)

MOVIE NIGHT/ISRAELI DESSERTS AT CBJ: Saturday, March 14.

CLUB/COMMITTEE/ BOARD EVENTS

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday, March 9, 7 PM.

KNIT AND KVETCH MEETUP: Monday, March 9, 7 PM. At this meeting, Amy Borla will be teaching the basics of knitting. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring needles and yarn if you have them. You can also just bring your own stitching or needlework project and enjoy some good snacks and conversation. Please RSVP to Amy via email at amsborla@gmail.com

EDUCATION

MEGILLAH READING: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 PM.

FAMILY SHABBAT HOSTED BY KITAH BET: March 27.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CBJ JOINS SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA, Friday, March 13, 6:30 PM. Services start at 6:30 PM with the Congregation joining in candle lighting. After services, there will be a Kiddush with a variety of savory and sweet delights. Please bring your own Kiddush Cup, CBJ will supply the wine.

ROSH HODESH WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP: Sunday, March 22, 7 PM. Monthly meeting of women who want to connect with Jewish women of all ages, discuss issue of faith and more. For more information, contact Jodi Rosenfeld via email at jodilla@comcast.net

KESHER ISRAEL PRESENTS – MAKING A DIFFERENCE, THE U.S. – ISRAEL RELATIONSHIPS, AIPAC AND YOU: Tuesday, March 24, Kesher Israel, West Chester, PA. Featuring Rabbi Morris Zimbalist for AIPAC

 

 

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Jan072014

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