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10 Iyar, 5779 | May 15, 2019

Weekly Shabbat Information

Friday, May 17
Candle Lighting: 7:56 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
9:45 a.m. Shabbat Service 
10:30 a.m. Torah Service
12:00 p.m. Kiddush Lunch
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Emor
This week's Kiddush is sponsored by Fira and Vladimir Leibovich in memory of Ida Leibovich


BIJC & Community News

SAVE THE DATE: B'nai Israel Jewish Center Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.

An invitation from Stuart Nissenbaum, President

All members of B'nai Israel Jewish Center are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting of the Membership of B'nai Israel Jewish Center.

Join the members of the board over light refreshments and hear about activities of the past year and exciting plans for the year to come.

Copies of the agenda and other important items for discussion will be emailed to all members next week.

BIJC Community Cookbook

The Community Cookbook is going to press! Copies will be ready for pickup on June 2, 2019. It's the perfect gift for family, friends, bridal/baby showers, anniversaries or just for yourself.

  • Pre-order before June 2 for $19.95. 
  • Purchase price after delivery will be $24.95.  
  • Both prices include tax. 

Payment will be accepted by check or cash. Make checks payable to BIJC Sisterhood. Orders may be made by mail or in person. Pick up an order form at the office or print it from your desktop by visiting this page.  

Proceeds will benefit BIJC Sisterhood and Gan Israel Preschool.


Upcoming BIJC Events

Weds. May 15 @ 1 p.m. - Sisterhood Book Group
We will meet at Judy Miller's home to discuss Educated by Tara Westover. For info or to RSVP call Ellen at (707) 559-5090. May-September Schedule.

Sun. May 19 @ 6:30 p.m. - BIJC Annual Meeting
Agenda items and other materials will be emailed to members next week.

Thurs. May 23  @ 10am - Rabbi Ted's Radio Show
Guests will be Marie McCusker, Director of Petaluma Downtown Association, and Peggy Flynn, Petaluma's new City Manager. Listen at 103.3 FM or stream it live here.

Sun. June 2 @ 4 p.m. - Community Cookbook Pick Up Party
The BIJC Community Cookbook is on sale through June 2. Sample featured recipes at the Cookbook Pick Up Party on June 2 from 4-6 p.m.

Fri. June 7 @ 7 p.m. - Friday Night Shabbat Service 
All are invited, Rabbi Ted Feldman will lead.

Sat. July 20 @ 4 p.m. - Family Movie Night
The film will be The Prince of Egypt. Details coming soon.

See our full events calendar

Upcoming Community Events

Volunteers Wanted
Raise the Roof with Habitat for Humanity
Sunday, June 2, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and Habitat For Humanity are seeking construction volunteers to work alongside Habitat's construction team to rebuild homes lost to the 2017 fires. 

  • June 2 - Sonoma County Wildfire Cottages, Medtronic Campus, Santa Rosa
  • October 27 - Green Valley Village, Graton

Register here. Habitat will provide all the tools, training, and safety equipment. No previous construction experience is necessary. Volunteers may be as young as 14 years of age as long as a guardian is present. 

Join us for a meaningful day of tikkun olam. 

Ongoing BIJC and Community Events

  • Registrations are being accepted for Camp Chai Summer Day Camp. Two Sessions: June 17-21 & June 24-28. Camp Chai is a program of the Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County with support from the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. 
  • Open Position: Jewish Community Free Clinic. Part-time Assistant Clinical Director and Immunization Coordinator. Click here for job details.
  • Chevra Kadisha of Sonoma County: Are you interested in learning how to participate in Jewish Burial Rituals? We are holding training sessions. Click here for more information.
  • In response to the North Bay fires, the Jewish Community Free Clinic is accepting appointments for a new mental health program called Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Call 707 585-7780 or visit JCFC Services for information.
  • Sisterhood Mahjong - Mondays at Noon. New members welcome! Contact Ellen at rurus3@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Sisterhood Book Group - Click here for May-September Schedule

Jewish Education

Gan Israel Preschool
Tuesday, June 4 will be the final day of Spring session. The Summer Program (June 18-August 15, Tu-Th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m) is full. Contact Program Director Leslee Lauritzen to be added to the waitlist.
Learn more

J School
Closing day (for the whole family) will be Sunday, May 19 at Helen Putnam Regional Park. Call for details (707) 326-7853. 
Learn more

Adult Education
Watch this space for information about upcoming adult learning opportunities.
Learn more.

BIJC Fundraising

Your Donations Make a Difference!

If you'd like to donate or volunteer to support BIJC, you can learn about our various opportunities here. Special thanks to our donors this week:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Barry Sovel & Carol Newman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Carolyn Kaufman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Jerry Schwartz
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Seymour Brody
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Mike Bauer
Marshall Newman & Janet Endelman - In Honor of Elizabeth Newman's first birthday
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Memory of Harry Estrin
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Memory of Melvin Cohen
Jerome & Dorothy Porter - In Memory of Larry Harris
Jerome & Dorothy Porter - In Memory of Ruth Braun
Joe & Rita Kagan - In Memory of George Auerbach
Vladimir & Fira Leibovich - In Memory of Ida Leibovich
Aaron and Linda Newman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Aaron and Linda Newman - In Memory of Edna Newman
Irwin and Judy Miller - In Memory of Sylvia Friedman
William and Kim Cordell - In Memory of Sidney M. Baba
William and Kim Cordell - In Memory of Thomas E. CordellBarry Sovel & Carol Newman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Carolyn Kaufman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Jerry Schwartz
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Seymour Brody
Shelley Barlas Nagel - In Memory of Mike Bauer
Marshall Newman & Janet Endelman - In Honor of Elizabeth Newman's first birthday
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Memory of Harry Estrin
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Memory of Melvin Cohen
Jerome & Dorothy Porter - In Memory of Larry Harris
Jerome & Dorothy Porter - In Memory of Ruth Braun
Joe & Rita Kagan - In Memory of George Auerbach
Vladimir & Fira Leibovich - In Memory of Ida Leibovich
Aaron and Linda Newman - In Memory of Larry Harris
Aaron and Linda Newman - In Memory of Edna Newman
Irwin and Judy Miller - In Memory of Sylvia Friedman
William and Kim Cordell - In Memory of Sidney M. Baba
William and Kim Cordell - In Memory of Thomas E. Cordell

OUR GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORS 2018

Be sure to patronize the following businesses in appreciation of their support!

Top Speed Data Communications - Century 21 Bundesen - Parent Sorensen Funeral Chapel - Spurgeon Painting - Teresa Barrett - Quality Flooring Center - Petaluma Market - Straus Family Creamery - Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area  Cassabon & Fung - Turf Star - Friedman's - Out West Garage - Industrial Carting  Global Materials - Recovery - Summit State Bank - Doug Sanders Painting 
 Heffernan Insurance Brokers - Leading Edge Properties - Life Style Pilates
Sleep city Mattress Center - Everest Indian Restaurant - O'Brien Painting
McDevitt Construction Partners, Inc. - Jerry & Don's Yager Pump & Well
Stewart Marine & RV Consignment Sales - Hunt & Behrens, Inc.
Learning Rx Petaluma - Pisenti & Brinker - Jim Stern - Santa Rosa Tile
Lace House Linen - Barry Sovel & Carol Newman
Della Fattoria Cafe and Bakery

BIJC General Information

BIJC office hours: Mon, Wed & Fri - 11:00am-3:00pm; Tues & Thurs - 9:00am-2:00pm

Shabbat and Yahrzeit/Yizkor candles are available for purchase in the office. Yahrzeit/Yizkor candles are $2.17 each (with tax). Boxes of 72 Shabbat Candles are $7.58 each (with tax).

BIJC Commemorative Shopping Bags are available for $3 (including tax) in the office. Please stop by during office hours and get your bag!

Lost and Found

There is a LOST and FOUND box in the office. Please note: Items will be donated after a period of one month. If you have lost something or have found an item please contact the office at 707-762-0340.


Newsletter Contributions

Share Your News With the Community!

Do you have news to share (a birth, graduation, award, etc.)? Please e-mail Ruth by noon the Friday before delivery: ruth@bnaiisrael.net

We want to hear about what you are doing!

If you would like your event to show up in the newsletter, the deadline for the weekly Wednesday E-News Announcements is the preceding Monday at noon. Please e-mail any additions or corrections to the Ruth at ruth@bnaiisrael.net AND COPY Rabbi Feldman at rabbi@bnaiisrael.net

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For further information about any of the above items, please call the Center office at (707) 762-0340.
Rabbi Ted Feldman may be reached at (707) 765-2937.