Dear BJBE Members,
I have three very important pieces of calendar information for you that are NOTlisted here in chronolgical order, just to see if you're paying attention.
First, we are excited to announce a change in the format for Family Shabbat Services, September 16th. Our clergy has created a new liturgy and prayerbook for this L'dor V'Dor Multigenerational Service similar to what we have for the High Holy Days and we have moved the start time to 6:00 PM. There will be light refreshments served at 5:30 PM and a regular Oneg Shabbat will follow Services. (Please note that this will henseforth be the only Service on the third week of each month. There will be no 7:30 PM Service.)
When I was a teenager, I read every book I could find on meditation. Almost all of the books talked about enlightenment, which fascinated me. I thought it meant that if I meditated enough, something would suddenly change. I would see things differently, bend spoons, maybe even glow.
Happy Labor Day! I hope that this email finds you all enjoying the day with friends and loved ones.
A quick note for those of you intending to attend our first Symposium this Tuesday, September 6. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our start until September 13 and look forward to seeing you then.
Since this coming weekend is Labor Day and brings back memories of the start of school for us all, I thought I would remind you one more time of the calendar for the start of BJBE's Sunday School.
The first day of Sunday School will be September 11 and will take place for the entire parent and student body at BJBE on Lake Cook Road at 9:30 AM. There will be programming for both parents and students to prepare us all for the exciting year ahead. A ceremony marking the 10 year anniversary of 9-11 will be included.
Volume 1, Issue 1
March 3-8, Temple Jeremiah SNAP Challenge
March 15, Adult-Only Purim CelebrationMarch 16, Purim Carnival & Celebration
April 3-6, IJS Retreat