B'nai Jacob Synagogue

1599 Virginia Street East

Charleston, West Virginia 25311


(304) 346-4722

April 7th-14th, 2024

A Thought to Begin the Week

The first words spoken by G-d in the Torah was “Let there be light.”

A reminder of the power of words.

Words can create a universe of breathtaking beauty.

We were made in the image of G-d.

Which means we were also given the power of words.

What will we do with that astonishing gift?

Create a world of kindness or use our words to crush the dreams of a child? 

Repair a broken society or tear down the reputation of a stranger?

Lift up the crestfallen or cause another tear to be shed?

Strengthen a friend’s confidence or destroy them with a tongue that fractures their hopeful heart.

Build a gentler world or shatter the hopes for a better day?

G-d spoke, and an entire universe came into being.

What will the words we speak today do?

-Rabbi Victor Urecki

Dear Congregants,

Thank you for joining us this Shabbat and throughout the week despite the violent weather we experienced!

Here is our schedule for this week.

As we saw, things can change at the last minute but we will try our best to contact everyone as best as we can.

Please join us online or in person!

Shalom v'Ahava,

Rabbi Victor Urecki 

Daily Services

(In person and online)


5:45 PM

Evening Services

Wednesday Morning 7:30 AM

Wednesday Morning Minyan

(followed by breakfast)

Shabbat Schedule

Shabbat candle lighting time for

April 12th/5th Nisan 5784

7:42 PM

Parshat Tazria

Leviticus 12:1-13:59

Friday Night

5:45 PM

Friday Night Service

Saturday Morning

10:00 AM

Kiddush Luncheon Follows

Saturday Morning

Classes This Week

(Adult classes are online and in person)

Sunday April 7th

10:00 AM

Sunday school

Tuesday April 9th

10:00 AM

Torah Class

Torah Class

Thursday April 11th

10:00 AM

Talmud at Ten

Talmud at Ten

4:30 PM

Bissell Torah

Bissell Torah

Save the Date and Join us!

Second Night Family Inclusive Seder

Tuesday April 23rd, 2024

5:30 PM

$15 per person/Children under 10 are free

Wondering Jews

The One Stop For All Things Jewish in West Virginia

Wondering Jews, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the goal of connecting people who are physically or geographically challenged with the wide variety of educational, service, and faith activities in the local West Virginia Jewish congregations.

Moe and Janie Rubenstein have created a unique website which will allow all congregations and Jewish organizations who wish to announce activities and programs of interest for Jews throughout West Virginia. We have seen at B'nai Jacob how Zoom has opened the door to those who are challenged to allow people in isolation to join and be a part of our B'nai Jacob family.

The website is now live and will offer us and Jews around our state an opportunity to further connect and be together. You can even sign up for the American Jewish Committee program on that platform as well.

Check out Wondering Jews in the months to come and in the words of the Machzor (High Holiday Prayerbook), may we all be bound together, connected to each other.

Check out Wondering Jews here

Don’t miss ExploringJudaism.org, the digital home for Conservative Judaism. This site features a wide range of topics and creators including weekly Torah content (with study guides) thanks to our partners at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center & Conservative Yeshiva.

B'nai Jacob Synagogue

1599 Virginia St. E

Charleston, WV 25311



"Traditional Judaism for

a Modern World"

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