Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Holiday Services and Events

A few reminders:

Hello, friends...

This is a busy time of year, with the big ones (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) followed by several that are loads of fun with the kids: The Sukkot Walk on October 7 (it's not too far, and ends with Pizza at the Lubovitch's house--please RSVP so they know), plus Simchat Torah on October 10. I have to tell you, as someone who was raised Reform, I did not know the joys of Simchat Torah as a child, and it's great! Candy and parading with torahs, beer, pizza--do come! (and for 'newbies'--adults can bring individually wrapped candy to give to the children each time they pass you, and kids will want a bag to collect candy).

Okay, but before the candy and beer and pizza, we must's the details:

Kol Nidre begins at 7:00PM on September 27

Yom Kippur Services begin at 9:00AM on Sept. 28 and the Hebrew school aged service with Michael Rosenberg is at 10 am in the chapel (great service.) Yours truly (that would be me) is doing Hagbah at the Monday service--I've done it once before but on a regular Saturday, but now have nightmares of making 300 people fast for 40 days if I drop it. Excuse me while I go do push-ups to train!

Congregational Sukkot Dinner is October 2 at 6:30PM - Services at 8:00PM - flyer is attached

Sukkot Yontiff Services - October 3 and 4 at 9:30AM

Sukkot Walk - October 7 starting at the synagogue at 4PM

Simchat Torah October 10, Dinner (Pizza & Beer) 6:00PM & Service at 7:00PM - Hakafot/Dancing with the Torah

Special Program Sunday, October 18 - The Jews of Iraq -Dr. Reading Dallal - $10.00 includes breakfast at 10:30AM - program at 10:45PM

Save the date for October 25th as well for Sandy Finkel's concert...details to follow.

L'Shana tovah.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank you! Parents Club ad in Ad Book

Thank you to the Resnik's, Davidson's, Shoss-Bonaventura's, Zavell's, and the Claver's for contributing to our Parents Club Ad in the EHNTJC Ad Book Celebrating 50Years of our Synagogue Building. It will be a great way to involve more parents. Did I miss anyone? Do you still owe me money? On the former, please let me know, we'd love to ad you and make a bigger ad (each family contributed $10), and on the latter, as long as we don't write anything down, hopefully it will be kosher to slip the money to me the first day of Hebrew School (9/9 for 3rd grade and up, and 9/12 for K-2.

With our help, the AD BOOK will bring in over $25,000 to support our synagogue and its ongoing activities. The book will be distributed on October 25 at the Dr. Sandy Finkel concert, The Life and Songs of American Jewish Singers.

p.s. Call the office at 847-675-4141 right away if you want to try to squeeze in an ad for your business or a business you frequent. 1/4 page is $40 (I took one of these out for my marketing company), 1/2 page $75 and full page $100.

Thanks to Judy Frank for her hard work as Ad Book Chairman.