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30 Sivan, 5778 | June 13, 2018

Weekly Shabbat Information

Friday, June 15
Candle Lighting: 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, June 16
Torah Study: 9:15 a.m.
Shabbat Service: 9:45 a.m.
Torah Service: 10:30 a.m.
Kiddush Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
This week's kiddush is a potluck
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Korach

BIJC & Community News

New Food Pantry Manger is Needed

Ilene Mattison-Shupnick is looking for a replacement Manger for the Interfaith Food Pantry. It is a volunteer position and the duties include sending reminder emails to volunteers, and going to the food pantry on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4-6pm (approximately). Please call if interested: 707-778-7567

Wed. June 13 @ 11:45am - Sisterhood Donor Luncheon
To be held at Cucina Paradiso.
Learn more

Wed. June 13 @ 7-8:30pm - Yiscah Smith: Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living
at Congregation Ner Shalom. Learn more

Thurs. June 14 @ 7-8:30pm - Yiscah Smith: Jewish Living as the Cultivation of a Spiritual Practice
at Congregation Beth Ami. Learn more

Fri. June 15 @ 1:30-3pm - Yiscah Smith: Lech Lecha - Go to Yourself: Moving from One Self to Another Self
at B'nai Israel Jewish Center. Learn more

Thurs. June 21 @ 10am - Rabbi Ted's Radio Show
Tune in at 103.3 FM or stream it live here

Wed. June 27, 12pm - North Bay Chapter of Hadassah Luncheon
Learn more

Send upcoming events to Jennifer:

See our full events calendar

Jewish Education

Gan Israel Preschool
Registration is open for Fall 2018 Session.
Learn more

J School
Currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Session. 
Learn more

Summer Camps
Camp Chai - Held on campus at Sonoma State!

Your Donations Make a Difference!


The 10th Annual Golf Tournament!

August 26, 2018
Get ready for our 10th year of fun! And fundraising! Stay tuned for details.


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

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:


Special thanks to Karen Chambliss-Abraham for your continual donation to to the Building (Lobby) Remodel Fund
Vladimir & Fira Leibovich - In Memory of Ida Leibovich
Aaron & Linda Newman - In Memory of Edna Newman
Marvin & Shirley Dolowitz - In Memory of Esther Katz
Marvin & Shirley Dolowitz - In Honor of Evelyn Nitzberg's New Grandchild (and all 7 of their great grandchildren)
Jim & Robin Bateman - In Honor of Diana Faraone's Bat Mitzvah
Ted & Carol Levenson - In Memory of Jack Levenson
Jeff & Ceclie Kraus - In Memory of Carleen & Robert Broderson
Jeff & Ceclie Kraus - In Memory of Jeanne & Harry Kraus
Anne Gilbert - In Honor of Shelley & Rhonda and all the B'nai Mitzvah Class
Anne Gilbert - In Gratitude for Mia Zimman
Barry Sovel & Carol Newman - In Honor of the B'nai Mitzvah Class
Ira & Randi Goldstein - Mazel Tov Rhonda & Shelley and the B'nai Mitzvah Class
Ira & Randi Goldstein - In Memory of Samuel Nydish
Gail & Ranan Wichler - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah
Nathan & Terry Piotrokowski - In Memory of Rae Sovel
Nathan & Terry Piotrokowski - In Memory of Joe Piotrokowski
Sid & Gerry Lipton - In Memory of Esther Bornstein
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Memory of Morris & Harry Estrin and Idelle Rae & Melvin Cohen
Jules & Marjorie Cohen - In Honor of B'nai Mitzvah Class
Stu & Sela Nissenbaum - In Memory of Shirley Rosenzweig
Janice & Edward Everidge - In Honor of Shelley Bauer's Bat Mitzvah
Linda Pantosky - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah
Judith Miller - In Memory of Sylvia Friedman
Judith & Irwin Miller - In Memory of David Howard Miller
Anne Gilbert - In Memory of Bernie Barrish
Louise Zeidman - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah
Sid & Gerry Lipton - In Memory of Bernie Barrish
Judy & Ira (Skip) Rosner - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah
Pari, Gary, Zach & Ben Gottlieb - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah

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.

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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.