Congregation Beth Israel Weekly News & Updates

March 13, 2024 | 3 Adar II 5784

Schedule of Events March 13 - 20

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm

Diane Meade Health Program (see flyer below)

Friday, March 15 at 6:00 pm

Temple Emanuel Shabbat Service

Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 am

Torah Study

Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 am

Beth Israel Shabbat Service

Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 / 10:00 am

Hebrew School / Joint Religious School

Wednesday, March 20 at Noon

Nosh & Mingle (see flyer below)

Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 pm

Exploring Judaism

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Diane Meade Health Program

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 812 0508 6173

Passcode: 740932

Temple Emanuel Shabbat Service

Friday, March 15 at 6:30 pm

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Meeting ID: 874 2200 6420

Passcode: 712544

Torah Study

Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 am

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Meeting ID: 889 2961 2384

Passcode: 067318

Beth Israel Shabbat Service

Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 am

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Exploring Judaism

Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 823 4212 8408

Passcode: 595704

Rabbi's Message

Shalom, chaverim. I hope you’re enjoying the early spring weather. Remember to say a blessing when you see something lovely!

This weekend is an ordinary weekend for our community, and I hope to see many of you for Shabbat. But next weekend is a very special weekend.

Please come and celebrate Purim with us this year. Our Saturday March 23 evening celebration will be filled with silliness and music and good food and good fun. My physical therapist assures me that laughter is extremely healthy – come laugh with us! We start with a brief service set to Simon & Garfunkel and Beatles tunes. After dinner, we read from the Megillah interspersed with storytelling parodies of Broadway classics.


Rabbi Linda

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Passover Art

Afikomen Pockets

Tuesday, April 9 from 6-8 pm @ Beit Shalom

Have you ever had a beautiful pocket to hide the afikomen in for your Seder? Come make your own afikomen pouch! Explore line and pattern making as we learn about repeat designs. We'll investigate basic printmaking methods and also, draw and paint!

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, fiber artist, will instruct us! All are welcome. Let us know if you will be joining us! (309)788-3426 - Sponsored by Beth Israel Sisterhood

Beth Israel Gift Bar

20% Off Earrings & Bracelets 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.

Sisterhood Book Club

The next Sisterhood book club will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.mThe book of discussion will be ”The Fixer” by Bernard Malamud.

Happy Birthday!

March Birthdays

Rene Gellerman - 03/09

Rachel Grund - 03/13

Dori McGhee - 03/16

Josh Gellerman - 03/18

Louise Kavensky - 03/22

Hannah Lederman - 03/22

Meg Farber - 03/24

Gillian Lederman - 03/24

Helena Mendel - 03/29

Mazel Tov!

March Anniversaries

Helena & Abe Mendel - 03/31

"Refuah Shleimah"

Get Well Soon

Shari Baker

Mark Gumbiner

Gary Segal

Phillip Rotman

Esther Weiner

Mary Jane Andich

Stuart Leman

Juanita Summers

Florence Lipsman

Alan Andich

Jeff Goldstein

Noel Meller

Rabbi Linda Bertenthal

Lorrie Blumberg

Hank Farber

Max Gellerman

David Kushner

Rabbi Rebecca Kushner

Upcoming Events

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Nosh & Mingle - March 20 
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Seder - April 15
Passover Seder - April 23 

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.