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Monthly Archives: 13 Kislev 5770 (November 30, 2009)
Volunteers are needed to help sell scrip at the Temple during Religious School days. We especially need volunteers for Sunday, December 13, and Sunday, January 3. We would like to make sure we have coverage at these times: At Religious School dropoff — around 9 a.m. on December 13; 8:45 a.m. on January 3, which is a Congregational Learning Day; After minyan lets out and before events — about 9:45 a.m. on the 13th, which is the date of the Chanukah Jazz Brunch; At Religious School pickup time — around 11:45 a.m. If you can help on these days, or want to volunteer for another time, please contact Lisa Horowitz.
It is that time of year … time for our Chanukah parties! The party for the 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders will be on Saturday, December 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The party for 4th- and 5th-graders will be on Sunday, December 13, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Come for games, food (including pizza and latkes), and tons of fun. Please bring a gift (valued at no more than $7) for our Yankee Swap, and please bring $5 to help pay for the food and supplies. Email Allison Wolper at email@example.com by December 5 and let her know if you are coming to this event or not. If you are interested in hosting one of the parties, please let Allison know as soon as possible. If you have not paid your dues, you may bring them the day of the party. Dues are $20 if paid before December 15. After December 15, dues will be $25. If you are not planning to join the youth group, please let Allison know.
Enjoy cool music and warm camaraderie at our Chanukah Jazz Brunch on Sunday morning, December 13. Featured performer is Steve Swartz and The Joy of Sax. The fee for brunch is $8 per person. RSVP to the office by Wednesday, December 9. When & Where? Date: Sunday, December 13 Time: 9:45 a.m. Place: Temple B’nai Abraham Contact: Deborah Vozella
Parashat Vayeitzei — November 28, 2009 — 11 Kislev 5770 Jacob finds himself running away from home, chased by an irate brother from whom he stole not only the birthright but also the blessing that belongs to the firstborn from their father. On that first night he finds a rock to use as his pillow, and it comes to no surprise to us that he has a restless night, dreaming about angels going up and down some ladder that leads to the heavens. Upon waking, he slaps the side of his head with the heel of his hand and he announces to himself, “Wow, I could’ve had a V-8!” Maybe those were not his exact words. However, the fact that he had a revelation is conveyed in the words that are recorded in the Torah, “God was in this place and I, I didn’t know it!”
We thank the following people for their recent sponsorship of an Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush: Judi and Len Allen, in honor of their birthdays; Martha and Dan Ottenheimer, in honor of their daughter Aliza’s bat mitzvah; Jayne Gordon, in memory of her father; Mara and Stuart Kaufman, in honor of their daughter Taylor’s bat mitzvah; Sisterhood, in honor of the Women Led Service; and Helene and Dan Casella, thanking the community for their friendship and support over the years.
Mazel tov to Taylor Kaufman, on becoming a bat mitzvah; and to Alissa and David Kaufman, on the birth of their daughter, Sarah.