Congregation Beth Israel Weekly News & Updates

June 11, 2024 | 5 Sivan 5784

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Schedule of Events

June 12 - June 20

Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 am

Shavuot Service & Yizkor

Friday, June 14 at 6:30 pm

Temple Emanuel Shabbat Service

Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 am

Torah Study

Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 am

Beth Israel Shabbat Service

Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm

Annual Open Board Meeting

Thursday, June 20 at Noon

Israel Discussion Group

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Rabbi's Message

Chag sameach! At sundown, we transition into the important festival of Shavuot, which marks the giving of the Torah. How can you observe this holiday?

  • Tonight, study the 10 Utterances (aka the Ten Commandments, found in the 20th chapter of Exodus), or the book of Ruth, or any other Jewish text that calls to you.
  • Prepare Shavuot food from a recipe cherished by one of the hostages or their families. Jim Farber, president of the Jewish Federation, kindly purchased Shavuot of Longing: Their Recipes on our Table, published by the Hostage Forum. The book is in the office, located on the desk on the west wall, and you are invited to come peruse the book and make a copy of one recipe in the office. Want more than one recipe? Make a donation and receive your own! 
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  • Tomorrow and Thursday, enjoy festive meals. Traditionally, we eat dairy meals during Shavuot. Be sure to include blessings before and after you eat and festive singing!
  • Join us Thursday morning at 9 am for a traditional Shavuot service hosted by Congregation Beth Israel, complete with Yizkor. All are welcome.
  • Join us Friday at 6:30 pm for a Shabbat/Shavuot combined service hosted by Temple Emanuel. All are welcome.

Pride Shabbat last weekend was a great success. I want to once more thank Brandon Milroy and Ezekiel Aurelius for all the time and love they poured into making it a vibrant day of love and joy and pride, as well as thanking all who attended and all those who supported the event with food.

This week, Shabbat is again special, not only because Temple Emanuel will celebrate Shavuot on Friday, but also because Congregation Beth Israel B’nei Mitzvah students will be helping to lead the Saturday morning service as they prepare for their special day. Please ensure that we have a minyan on Saturday morning – this will be Robyn’s first opportunity to lead the congregation!


Rabbi Linda


Shavuot Service & Yizkor

Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 am

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Temple Emanuel Shabbat Service

Friday, June 14 at 6:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 874 2200 6420

Passcode: 712544

Torah Study

Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 am

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Meeting ID: 889 2961 2384

Passcode: 067318

Beth Israel Shabbat Service

Saturday, June 15 at 10:30 am

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Israel Discussion Group

Thursday, June 20 at 12:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 837 6550 5016

Passcode: 059487

The Annual Open Board Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, June 18 at Beit Shalom at 7:00 pm.

Nominated to the Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center Board of Directors for a 3-year term to begin at the June annual board meeting and to expire in June 2027 are:

Lee Blumberg

Kris Cawley

Allan Ross

Zach Tansey

Debbie Weindruch

All Center Members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Beth Israel Gift Bar SALE


Looking for a one-stop-shop for all your Judaic needs? Look no further than the Beth Israel Gift Bar! Our shelves are stocked with a wide variety of items including cards, jewelry, toys, candles, Chanukah and Passover items, and more. Whether you're looking for a special gift or something for yourself, our selection is sure to have something that catches your eye. Please call the office for an appointment.

Happy Birthday!

June Birthdays

Lila Teitle - 06/01

Jim Harris - 06/03

Joann Vesole - 06/06

Linda Golden - 06/11

David Levin - 06/13

David Ginsburg - 06/16

Lu Evergreen - 06/18

Julia Kitsis - 06/26

Vicki Levin - 06/26

Jodie Kavensky - 06/27

Dan Kitsis - 06/28

David Weiner - 06/29

Richard Geifman - 06/30

Mazel Tov!

June Anniversaries

Lorrie & Lee Blumberg


Kris & Bob Cawley


Rene & David Gellerman


Jill & Allan Ross


Katie & David Franks


Meg & Hank Farber


"Refuah Shleimah"

Get Well Soon

Shari Baker

Mark Gumbiner

Gary Segal

Phillip Rotman

Esther Weiner

Mary Jane Andich

Stuart Leman

Juanita Summers

Florence Lipsman

Noel Meller

Rabbi Linda Bertenthal

Hank Farber

Miriam bat Shendel

David Kushner

Rabbi Rebecca Kushner

Sue Leman

Amina al-Hassouni

Koppel Meir ben Yehuda Ephraim v Chaya Esther

David Gellerman

Susan McPeters

Michael McPeters

Upcoming Events

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Yogev Shetrit Trio - June 30

Please Be Reminded

We offer cards for every occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, condolences, birth of a child, or any occasion. Cards are available for a small $5.00 fee. Please call Ryan at the Center office and he will gladly send out your cards.