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3 Iyar, 5778 | April 18, 2018

Weekly Shabbat Information

Friday, April 20
Candle Lighting: 7:32 pm

Saturday, April 21
Torah Study: 9:15 am
Shabbat Service: 9:45 am
Torah Service: 10:30 am
Kiddush Lunch: 12:00 pm
This week's kiddush is potluck
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Mazel Tov & More

New Baby Girl for the Newmans!

Elizabeth Rina Newman was born April 6, 2018, weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz.


Aaron & Linda Newman, proud grandparents 
Late great-grandparents Irv & Edna Newman
Sam & Casey Newman, proud parents 
and to Irving Robert Newman II on becoming a big brother. 

Welcome Back Mia!


 on your marriage, Alejandro & Mia Zimman

Synagogue News

Upcoming Events at BIJC & in the Community

Fri. April 20, 7:30 p.m. - Shabbat on Wheels
Congregation Rodef Shalom in San Rafael. Featuring Rabbi David Ingber from Rome in New York City. RSVP to or (707) 762-0340.
Learn more

Sat. April 21, 10 a.m. - Shabbat and Earth Day Hike for Families 
The families with young ones in tow are off to Sonoma Mountain for a saunter up to the Umbrella Tree with its stunning view of the valley below. Join us! Please RSVP or email any questions to Janet Rae:

Sun. April 22, 10:30 a.m. - Israel Independence Day Celebration
Free to all, and all are welcome. Israeli food by La Bodega Kitchen, arts & crafts, pita making, games, jumpy house and more!
Learn more

Wed. Apr. 25, 12 p.m. - North Bay Chapter of Hadassah Luncheon
Speaker: Leslie Deman, Hadassah Regional Programming Coordinator.
Learn more about Hadassah

Thurs. April 26, 10 a.m. - Rabbi's Radio Show on KPCA 
Listen live to Rabbi Ted Feldmen as he speaks with local community leaders about local and national issues. The program will air every two weeks on KPCA, 103.3 FM and live streamed at Listen to the last broadcast: Click here!

Sun. April 29, 6 p.m. - Israel Independence Day Celebration 
Stay tuned for more details.

Sat. May 5, 9 a.m. - Morning Blessings Yoga
Wake up and arise to the beauty of your soul. Weave Jewish wisdom with yoga poses. Free. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Thurs. May 10, 12 p.m. - Sisterhood Luncheon
Sovel Room. Details to come.
Learn more about Sisterhood

Fri. May 11, 5:30 p.m. - Family Shabbat at BIJC
Join Congregation Ner Shalom and B'nai Israel Jewish Center for a fun, family Shabbat celebration.
Learn more

Sat. May 12, 9:45 a.m. - Musical Shabbat at BIJC
with Mia Zimman and Brian Lemesh.
Learn more

Send upcoming events to Jennifer:

See our full events calendar

Jewish Education

Gan Israel Preschool
Registration is open for Summer and Fall sessions.
Learn more

J School
Next class: Sun. April 22 - Celebrating Israel Independence Day!
Learn more

Shabbat Lunch & Learn
Next class: Sat April 21
Learn more

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:


Special thanks to Karen Chambliss-Abraham for your continual donation to to the Building (Lobby) Remodel Fund
Sid & Gerry Lipton - In Honor of Mia and Alejandro's Aufruf
Vreni Schnirman - In Memory of Jeffrey Schnirman
Joan & Ken Roman - In memory of Elaine Lewis & Martin Roman
Sam Tenenbaum - In Memory of Abe Tenenbaum
David & Ellen Lustbader - Speedy Recover Mark Shupnick
Robert Tenenbaum - In Memory of Abe Tenenbaum
Jim Stern - In Memory of Rose Langsam
Jim Stern - In Honor of Barry Sovel's Birthday
Shelley Bauer - In Memory of Walter Weinstock
Edward & Rae Molinsky - In Memory of Lily Krulevitch
Leo & Nancy Tealdi - Speedy Recovery Mark Shupnick
Leo & Nancy Tealdi - In Honor of Mia and Alejandro's Aufruf 
Rhonda Goodman & Martin Hymowitz - Speedy Recovery Mark Shupnick
Joe & Rita Kagan - In Memory of Florence Kagan
George Lowell - In Memory of Henry, Howard, Mary & Marcia Lowell
Rene Luft - In Memory of Malwina Kelmy
Anne Gilbert - Mozel Tov Mia & Alejandro
Anne Gilbert - In Honor of Barry Sovel's Birthday
Anne Gilbert - In Gratitude to the Program Committee
Marc Rabbow - In Memory of Sheila Rabbow 
Aaron & Linda Newman - In Honor of Ron & Marsha Harris' 50th Anniversary
The Barazes - In Memory of Louise Levitch
Steve & Helaine Dorenfeld - In Memory of Hannah Dorenfeld
Steve & Helaine Dorenfeld - In Memory of Harry Backer
Joe & Rita Kagan - Congratulations Mia & Alejandro
Sid & Gerry Lipton - Happy 50th Anniversary Ron & Marsha Harris
Robert Kent & Laurel Greenfield - In Honor of Barry Sovel's Birthday
Beverly & Nancy Brotman - In Memory of Bill & Cary Brotman
Don Seppa & Regina Wilson-Seppa - In Honor of Victoria L and Thomas M. Wilson  
Donna & Paul Zisholtz - In Honor of Rhonda Goodman's Bat Mitzvah
Joe & Rita Kagan - In Memory of George Auerbach
Susan Miller - In Memory of Esther Smith Miller
Ken & Joan Miller - In Memory of Eleanore Roman
Leo & Nancy Tealdi - Speedy Recovery Gayle Alvarez
Mark & Ilene Mattison-Shupnick - Speedy Recovery Carol Newman
Sid & Gerry Lipton - Speedy Recovery Carol Newman Sovel
Karen Chambliss Abraham - In Honor of Aaron & Linda Newman's New Granddaughter

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.