B'nai Jacob Synagogue

1599 Virginia Street East

Charleston, West Virginia 25311


(304) 346-4722

March 31st-April 7th, 2024

A Thought to Begin the Week

"Our Rabbis teach that Moses was distinguished by being the first who noticed the bush on fire but not turning to ashes. Only when G-d saw Moses turn aside does G-d call out. For some the burning bush is a metaphor of faith — that we should be on fire but not consumed. It also reminds us that Moses, who was passionate for justice, noticed when things in the world were burning.

All around us things are aflame but we too easily turn away. There are lives around the world that are ravaged by war and cruelty and deprivation. There are people close to us who are desperate and frightened and alone. We shield our eyes, turn the corner or the channel; we mouse-click them away. Moses insists on the lesson of attention.

To care for our world means to see not only its beauty, but also its pain. Perhaps if we looked as Moses did, we too would hear G-d’s message through the fire."

-Rabbi David Wolpe

Dear Congregants,

We hope you all enjoyed yesterday's wonderful kiddush luncheon in honor of the birthday of our dear and beloved friend Zel Lewis!

Here is our schedule for this week.

As we saw early last week, 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 5th/27th Adar II 5784

7:36 PM

Parshat Tzav/ Shabbat HaChodesh

Leviticus 9:1-11:47/ Exodus 12 1-20

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 school Spring break

March 31st

Tuesday April 2nd

10:00 AM

Torah Class

Torah Class

Thursday April 4th

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"

Proud Congregation Member of USCJ

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