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This week at BJBE - April 14

Dear Friends,

Wishing the BJBE community a happy and peaceful Passover.

  • Passover morning service, Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30am
  • Congregational Seder, Tuesday, April 15
  • Passover morning service with Yizkor, Monday, April 21 at 9:30am

Please see sections below for information on these and other upcoming activities

In observance of Passover, the temple office is closing today at 1:00pm and will be closed tomorrow. The office will also be closed next Monday, April 21.

BJBE was proud to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Klinghoffer and the Bat Mitzvah of Erica Lindquist this past Saturday. We look forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Carson Sklare at the morning service and the B'nai Mitzvah of Ashley Pekin and Brandon Zeidler at the Havdalah servicethis Saturday. Mazel tov to Matthew, Erica, Carson, Ashley, Brandon and their families.

Chag sameach,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Executive Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org



UPCOMING PROGRAMS

BJBE Stars Morning Networking, Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30am

Sunday Morning Adult Learning, Music in the American Jewish Experience, Instructor: Cantor Jennifer Frost, April 20 and 27, 9:45 - 10:45am. Jews have played in integral role in the development of American music. We will examine the history of the music and the people whose work has had a significant impact on American musical culture. This influence is reflected in the music of the Cantorate, vaudeville and the Broadway musical theater, as well as the music of today.

Join your BJBE clergy for a Congregational Second Night Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. This will be a fun event for the whole family. We'll sing, we'll laugh, we'll tell the story of our people going to freedom. AND we'll have a wonderful catered dinner (kosher style). Price is $36 for members and $40 for non-members (including extended family). Vegetarian plates are the same charge; kosher $40. Children 6-12 are $18, age 5 and under, no charge. Reservations due immediately. Please indicate if you wish to sit with friends; all seating will be reserved. The earlier you send in your reservation and payment, the more likely we can accommodate your requests. Questions? Call Orly in the temple office (847-940-7575) or email Orly Nussbaum or Lynne Kleiman. Hope to see you there!

The Symposium; Tuesdays April 22, 29 and May 6, 10:00 - 11:30am.
Instructor: Rabbi Brian Stoller, Government and the Justice System

Join us for Sisterhood's 4th annual gathering of our 80's Plus Funsters at BJBE on April 23. Lunch and program beginning at 11:30am. Please RSVP to: Elaine Kupfer 847-564-1656; Lois Stiglitz 847-498-3337; or Midge Colman 847-509-9917. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Do a mitzvah - donate blood . BJBE Spring Blood Drive, Sunday, April 27, 8:00am - 1:00pm. You can save 3 lives in less than 1 hour! Register with Alison Bloom @ 847-831-0593 or blooddrivebjbe@gmail.com. Qualification information is available at www.lifesource.org.

BJBE Sisterhood presents Games Galore on Wednesday, April 30 with dinner at 5:30pm and games following dinner. You bring your own group or we'll be happy to match you up. You can play Mah Jong, Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble, Rummy Cube or almost anything else you like to play. Gourmet dessert table as well as treats while you play. All this for only $36 per person. If you have any questions, please call or email Bobbie Piell at 847.947.2854 or Gloria Kaiz at 847.945-3741.

Come join us for a night of fun, friendship and community! Gala 2014, Saturday, May 10 at 7:30pm featuring elegant and exciting food, an amazing live and silent auction featuring vacation homes, tickets for sporting events, a package with a PGA golf pro and $1000 Golfsmith gift card and much, much more. Adult Gaming with blackjack, craps and roulette. Music by Soul Zimra. Raffle Prizes. Click here to RSVP by April 25 or go to www.bjbe.org and click on Gala under Upcoming Programs.Babysitting will be available (free babysitting for the first 10 families who register). More details on the BJBE website. Other questions? Contact:Fred Beslow or by phone at 847.272.7359.

The Symposium, Tuesday, May 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Rabbi Mark Shapiro; "Meet the Kolin Torah." This will be the final session of Symposium this year.

BJBE Men's Israel Trip - April 26-May 2, 2015. We are excited to announce the first ever BJBE Men's Trip to Israel, led by Rabbi Brian Stoller and Ezra Kedar! This will be a great opportunity for men to learn together about the historical and modern significance of the Land, study Jewish texts in the places where the events actually happened, and build friendships that will enrich your community experience at BJBE. There will be an informational meeting about the trip on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Please email Rabbi Stoller or Terri Argentar if you are interested in learning more about the trip.

Water, Water, Everywhere; Let's Help Keep It That Way: Please join us on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30PM, as Sisterhood and BJBE GreenFaith jointly present Debra Shore, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. A tireless worker for the environmental issues that affect the quality of life, Debra Shore's credentials begin with her role as a volunteer on a successful project to restore the forest preserves along the North Shore of the Chicago River. After launching Wilderness Magazine, where her editorials were honored with the Peter Lisagor Award for Excellence, Debra served in leadership roles directed towards maintaining the forest preserves. Debra was elected to the board of commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation of Greater Chicago in 2006 where she continues her advocacy on behalf of the environment. Join us to learn more about what is currently being done and what you can do. Questions? Contact Ethel Kikoler or Laura Singer.

Come join the BJBE After Hours group for Music, Munchies, and Memories... May 31, 2014; 8:00 - 10:00pm; The Continental Restaurant, 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove; Fee: $25.00/per person; RSVP to Beth Sattler by May 24. After Hours is a social group for parents of school-age (and younger) kids, who are looking for some adult time - to eat, relax, and enjoy meeting other BJBE adults. We can't wait to see you.

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Torah Study: The Book of Exodus
Instructors: Rabbi Karyn Kedar and Rabbi Brian Stoller
Saturdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rabbi Shapiro will be teaching Torah Study April 26 and May 24

Talmud Study: Tractate Berakhot (Blessings)
Wednesdays, 7:50-8:50am

Visit the Adult Education Archives on our website to view select programs.

For more information about the Center for Adult Learning, contact Karyn Benson.



YOUTH EVENTS

6th-12th grade JYG and SYG PADS volunteering, Sunday, April 27th. Cooking from 2- 5 pm at Temple. Serving the guests who are homeless at First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield form 6-9 pm. Cost is $9. Contact Eddie Simon or Kelly Goldberg for information and to sign up. Permission slip is on the website.



SERVICES

Passover Service, Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30am

Matzah Ball Shabbat, Friday, April 18; join us for matzah ball soup at 5:15pm followed by a multi-generational service at 6:00pm featuring Kol Simcha, our junior choir

Passover Service with Yizkor, Monday, April 21 at 9:30am

Shabbat mornings feature our Kol Shabbat service at 9:30am followed by Torah Study at 11:00am.

Wednesday Morning Minyan; Our weekday morning Minyan meets in the BJBE Chapel from 6:45 - 7:15am. The weekday prayer melodies are available here.

Join us Wednesday at 6:45pm for Musical Minyan led by Soul Zimra, featuring BJBE's own Andy Dennen, Marcus Newman and Gary Schaffel.This is a deeply spiritual way to transition into the evening, so stop by on your way home from work or on your way to a temple meeting to experience beautiful music, pray together in community and be present for fellow congregants who need to say Kaddish for a loved one. All Wednesday evening minyans are held in the Chapel from 6:45 - 7:15pm. The Musical Minyans led by Soul Zimra are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Andy Dennen leads the Musical Minyan on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Our live video streaming of our services continues for most Friday evening Shabbat services in the Sacred Hall. This service extends the walls of our congregation and allows access to our sacred community for those unable to attend in person. Our streaming is accomplished through a fixed camera at the rear of the Sacred Hall and is only active during services. Sound is picked up by the microphones used by the clergy. To view our live or recorded streams,please click here. You may have to watch an initial commercial before the stream begins, but this is a free and open program accessible to anyone. To access: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bjbelive. Questions? Click here to contact Arlene Mayzel.



MORNINGS AT BJBE

Wednesday Morning Minyan: Our weekday morning Minyan meets in theBJBE Chapel from 6:45 - 7:15am. Contact Rabbi Stoller for an audio CD of the weekday prayer melodies.

Wednesday Morning, BJBE Stars Morning Networking at 7:30am

Thursday T'ai Chi Ch'uan: We offer a weekly Thursday morning T'ai Chi class led by Dr. Drew Serlin at 7:30am. There is no charge for these classes.



SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK

The Young Family Earth Day Event scheduled for Friday, April 18 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall.

NOLA donations drop off dates, Sundays April 20, 9:00am-12:30pm and May 4, 9:00-11:45am at the 1141 building. Feel free to drop off smaller items any time and place them in the labeled Tzedakah nook bin at Temple. We are looking for new or gently used household items, bikes, books, games, toys, and clothing. We will happily accept gift cards to Home Depot, Target, and Walmart. Contact Lauren Seiden with questions.

Leading the Way: Jewish Women's Voices in Politics - Whether you just want to know how to be a better advocate, or you have ever considered holding public office, this program will give you the necessary tools to make your voice heard. Sisterhood and Social Action Network invite you to join other local congregations on Wednesday, May 7. Moderator is Rebecca Sive, author of "Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House" and the Panelists are Nancy Rotering, Mayor, Highland Park; Shelley Sutker-Dermer, Presiding Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Second Municipal District; Marilyn Glazer, Trustee, Niles Township; Marjie Sandlow, President, District 113 School Board; and Amy Zisook, Trustee, Moraine Township.

Event is at North North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe starting at 6:30 pm (program begins at 7). This program is free and open to the public - suggested donation of $10 will be welcome at the door. RSVP: www.ncjwcns.org or info 847-853-8889.

April Tzedakah
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces' Lone Soldiers Program
www.fidf.org

Israel's Lone Soldiers are those whose families live abroad and who chose to leave their countries of origin to serve the State of Israel. These soldiers know that as the Jewish State, Israel is their home and thus theirs to protect. Many choose to serve in combat positions, enduring grueling training, exercises, missions and operations, all to ensure it remains safe. FIDF's Lone Soldiers Program supports IDF Lone Soldiers financially, socially and emotionally during their challenging military service. FIDF follows these soldiers through every step of the process, providing a vast array of assistance and ensuring they know they are truly never alone.



CARING COMMUNITY

The Caring Community and CJE Senior Life are pleased to offer individual appointments at no charge with Senior Health Insurance Counselor, Esther Craven. Esther has over 25 years of experience at CJE. As a benefits specialist, she offers assistance and advocacy in areas of Medicare, health insurance and resources for retirement. Individual appointments with Esther Craven are available at BJBE Mondays, May 12 and June 30 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Call Orly in the temple office at 847-940-7575, x122 to schedule your appointment.

BJBE's Caring Community is a team of volunteers who can act as your extended family when your family needs additional support. Caring Community provides the following services: home delivered meals in times of need, transportation to/from temple or a medical appointment, phone support for people who are ill or lonely, senior education and caregiver support, chicken or vegetable soups (always available in the kitchen!) and a virtual food pantry. To access these services confidentially, please call Gloria Kaiz at 847-945-3741.

BJBE is certified as a Safer Synagogue by Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education & Solutions (JCARES). Our leadership has been trained in understanding the impact of abuse across the lifespan and improving access to support for congregants experiencing abusive situations. For more information, please contact the clergy at 847-940-7575.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteers wanted - creative people for public relations, marketing, and more. Looking for graphic designers, social media specialists and writers to help with BJBE special projects. For more information contact Marti Greenberg.

Looking for a Few Good Women! Have you considered joining the board of our award winning BJBE Sisterhood? We are currently in the process of planning next year and building our board. Please contact Carol Berger, Sisterhood incoming Executive Vice President, to indicate your interest in becoming a Sisterhood Board member, and if you have any new project ideas you would like to share. Current board members, please be sure to submit you interest form to Carol by April 16th. Serving on the Sisterhood Board is fun and a great way to get to know women of all ages in our BJBE Community.

BJBE Sisterhood's Virtual Tea Party. This Mother's Day honor the special women in your life by telling them how much they mean to you. For a small donation, you can have a "virtual tea party" with a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, daughter, daughter-in-law or friend. We will send her a note expressing your love, to let her know just how much she is valued and appreciated. For more information or to participate, contact Melanie Miller. Deadline is May 1.

Thursday, May 15th at 7:30pm at the Auditorium Theater in downtown Chicago; The Idan Raichel Project in concert. Following the concert, celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut with Chicago Israeli Dancing led by BJBE's Phil Moss. To purchase tickets, click here.

Construction is underway to complete our sanctuary. For safety reasons, hard hats are required and admittance should be arranged in advance. Please contact Arlene Mayzel if you have any questions or need to make arrangements. All the beautiful messages and signatures from our congregants may no longer be visible, but they will always be there creating a foundation of love and support.



JUDAICA (GIFT) SHOP

Last chance! Barton's almond kisses Passover candy available.

New item: make the glass shards from the wedding broken glass into a beautiful keepsake piece by Gary Rosenthal. Stop by the shop for more information.

Having a Bar/Bat Mitzvah soon? Bring your credit card to your Judaica/Gift Shop and see the new and exciting Israeli made talit, and many new items suitable for any type of gift. For info, please call Julie 847-299-3528. Current hours: open after Friday night services, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:45pm, Sundays from 9:30-11:30am, and by special appointment.

Looking for a fun and easy way to meet other BJBE members? How about helping out in the Judaica Shop while your child is in Sunday or Hebrew School? Don't worry -- we will train you. For information, please call Arlene Wineberg- 224-676-1112.

This week at BJBE - April 15

Dear Friends,


UPCOMING EVENTS!
Friday, April 19, Israel's 65th Birthday Celebration at Family Shabbat!
Coffee with Congressman Schneider, April 21
Come hear about "The Plan" at the Congregation Informational Meeting, April 22
Shavuot Ice Cream Social/Dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot Late Night Learning Session, May 14

See below for detailed information on these events.

Congregation BJBE looks forward to celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Nate Schwartz at the morning service this Saturday. Mazel tov to Nate and his family.

A major construction project begins today on Lake Cook Road, just east of BJBE from Deer Lake to Ellendale. This includes the busy intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads. The Cook County Highway Department has committed to keeping at least one lane in each direction and left turn lanes available at all signalized intersections for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of October. For more information about the construction, please visit www.lakecookroad.com for up-to-date construction status and project information.

L'shalom,

Arlene

Arlene Mayzel
Operations Director
847-940-7575, ext. 118
amayzel@bjbe.org


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Men's Club presents its Dinner Study Sessions with some new topics for the spring: Current Issues in Israel and Israeli Politics with Ezra Kedar, Thursday, April 18. A Historian Looks at Anti-Jewishness, Its History and Its Causes with Bill Haase , Monday, April 29. Sessions with dinner will start at 7:30 PM. All this for only $8/session ($5 additional at the door). Everyone Welcome! Click on the above links for more information.

The Symposium, Tuesday, April 16; 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Book discussion: "The Wicked Son" by David Mamet. Instructor: Rabbi Brian Stoller

The BJBE Caregiver support group will meet in the BJBE Chapel on Thursday, April 18th at 7:30PM. The support group is presented in partnership with CJE Senior Life, and is led by licensed social worker Joan Ente. Together we learn and support each other as we care for adult loved ones and friends both near and far, at home or in a facility. For further information contact Carol Berger 847-205-9793; ponderer4552@sbcglobal.net

Coffee with Congressman Schneider - On Sunday, April 21 at 9:45am, BJBE is hosting "Coffee with a Congressman Brad Schneider". This is a follow up to BJBE's successful hosting of the 2012 North Shore Jewish Community Candidate Forum that preceded Congressman Schneider's election. Through the Candidate Forum and BJBE's increased presence at AIPAC, the BJBE community is staying abreast of the political issues that affect the 10th Congressional District and the US/Israel relationship. At Coffee with a Congressman, Congressman Schneider will speak for 20-30 minutes about his first 100 days in office, how he's promoted his agenda and what he's learned about resolving the issues that face voters in the 10th Congressional District. A short question-answer period will follow. This program will be conducted in lieu of Adult Ed on April 21 and will be held in Sacred Hall A.

Congregation Informational Meeting; Monday, April 22, 7:30 PM; Learn how we can build now as we introduce "The Plan." Share your ideas. Questions? president@bjbe.org.

The Symposium, Tuesdays, April 23, May 21 and 28; 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Book discussion: "God Was In This Place and I, I Did Not Know" by Lawrence Kushner. Instructor: Rabbi Mark Shapiro

God After Auschwitz
Sunday, April 28; 9:45 - 10:45 AM; Instructor Rabbi Brian Stoller
Where was God during the Holocaust? If God is loving and good, how could God have let it happen? The unparalleled evil of the Holocaust forever changed the way Jews think and believe about God. This is the last in the series, led by our rabbis and a special guest speaker who was a Hidden Child in France during the Holocaust, in which we grapple with questions of what we can believe and how we can have faith in God after Auschwitz.

The Symposium, Tuesdays, April 30 and May 7; 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Book discussion: "No Other Gods" by Kenneth Seeskin. Instructor: Rabbi Marc Belgrad

Wednesday, April 24, 11:30 AM; BJBE Sisterhood presents its 3rd annual Youngsters and Funsters 80 Plus. Join us for lunch and a young-at-heart program! RSVP by April 15 to Elaine Kupfer, 847-564-1656,kup12@comcast.net. BJBE Sisterhood presents My How Things Have Changed in the Kitchen!,

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM. A short 15 minutes film "Gefilte Fish" about an endangered species--homemade gefilte fish, will be followed by a lively discussion led by Sharon Sabin and her mother, Ruth Dauber. For information contact Ether Kikoler at maiznblu@comcast.net.

Shavuot Ice Cream Social & Pizza Dinner; Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Everyone's invited! It's FREE. Fun Shavuot activities for the whole family. Bring a gently used book to donate to Bernie's Book Bank. RSVP by May 1 to Daniella Dubrow at ddubrow@bjbe.org.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Late-Night Learning Session; Tuesday, May 14 7:30 - 11:45 PM. New sessions every 1/2 hour plus a dessert break.

Tee it up for the 4th Annual Men's Club Golf Outing. All Golfers Welcome! Friday, June 28, 12:00pm, Traditions at Chevy Chase. For registration information, click here.

Torah Study: The Book of Exodus
Instructors: Rabbi Karyn Kedar & Rabbi Brian Stoller
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Talmud Study: Tractate Berakhot (Blessings)
Instructor: Rabbi Brian Stoller
Wednesdays, 7:50-8:50 a.m.

For more information about the Center for Adult Learning, contact Michael Kahn at kahncm@gmail.com or Ruth B. Miller at rmiller702@aol.com.



YOUTH PROGRAMS

SYG is going Paintballing! Saturday, April 27th, 3-5:30PM. High school students, join us at Paintball Explosion in East Dundee. Cost is $30 ($35 for NFTY friends not from BJBE). RSVP to Emily at eschwartz@bjbe.org.

And join the SYG for Lounge Night on Thursday 4/25, 7-9PM to make armor in preparation for the great event!

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See PORTALS to meaning and purpose, 2012/13 for additional programming information.


SERVICES

Matzah Ball Shabbat! Friday, April 19, starting at 5:15pm with delicious matzah ball soup followed by a Family Service at 6:00pm. Join us as we celebrate Israel's 65th Birthday.

Shabbat Mornings at BJBE feature our Kol Shabbat Service every week from 9:30-10:45 AM. This service is followed by our Torah Study at 11:00 AM.

Wednesday Morning Minyan: Our weekday morning Minyan meets every Wednesday in the BJBE Chapel from 6:45 AM to 7:15 AM. Click here to contact Rabbi Stoller for an audio CD of the weekday prayer melodies. Join us Wednesday evening at 6:45 PM for the Music Minyan led by BJBE's own Andy Dennen, Marcus Newman and Gary Schaffel. This is a deeply spiritual way to transition into the evening, so stop by on your way home from work or on your way to a temple meeting to experience beautiful music, pray together in community and be present for fellow congregants who need to say Kaddish for a loved one. All Wednesday evening minyans are held in the Chapel from 6:45 - 7:15 PM. The Music Minyans led by Andy Dennen, Marcus Newman and Gary Schaffel are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The Music & Study Minyans led by Julie Webb and Tracy Friend are held the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Our live video streaming of our services continues for most Friday evening Shabbat services in the Sacred Hall. This service extends the walls of our congregation and allows access to our sacred community for those unable to attend in person. Our streaming is accomplished through a fixed camera at the rear of the Sacred Hall and is only active during services. Sound is picked up by the microphones used by the clergy. To view our live or recorded streams, please click here. You may have to watch an initial commercial before the stream begins, but this is a free and open program accessible to anyone. Questions? Click here to contact Arlene Mayzel.


MORNINGS AT BJBE

BJBE Stars Networking, Wednesday. April 17, 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Wednesday Morning Minyan: Our weekday morning Minyan meets every Wednesday in the BJBE Chapel from 6:45 AM to 7:15 AM. Click here to contact Rabbi Stoller for an audio CD of the weekday prayer melodies.

Thursday T'ai Chi Ch'uan: We are now offering a weekly Thursday morning T'ai Chi class led by Dr. Drew Serlin at 7:30 AM. These classes are now offered at no charge!Enhance the energy of your mind, body, and spirit and gain sensitivity, focus, and balance for your life. We hope you can join us for this amazing experience.


SOCIAL ACTION AND TZEDAKAH

For a discussion about the events surrounding access to the Kotel, please join a special conference call for Reform Movement leadership with Anat Hoffman, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and Chairwoman of Women of the Wall, and Gilad Kariv, Director of the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:00AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT. Phone number for U.S.: +1 (201) 590-2255; Conference Room: 3518108#

BJBE Joins Team ARZA as we Bike the Drive for Israel, Sunday, May 26. For information contact Doris Schyman at dschyman@gmail.com.

Help continue our work in New Orleans! Even if you cannot attend our fifth annual social action mission to New Orleans, May 23-26, 2013, you can be part of this special outreach from our BJBE community to New Orleans. We are collecting items for the organizations we visit while we're in New Orleans and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

We will be collecting:

  • Gift Cards - Barnes and Noble, Home Depot*, Sports Authority, Walmart
  • Children's Clothes- (Infant- 15 yrs)
  • Toys (including Games, Costumes, & Dolls & batteries for toys)
  • Books
  • Bikes/Scooters/helmets/pumps
  • Sports Equipment (balls, gloves)
  • Tools (Battery Powered Drills, Stud finder, Wheelbarrow, Pruning Shears)
  • Musical Instruments

All donations are appreciated but we would like to donate only items in good condition please. To donate, bring your items to BJBE on Wednesday, May 1st, 6-8 pm OR Sunday, May 5th, 11-2 pm. For more information, please contact Michelle Shade (michkshade@aol.com) or Elissa Goldsmith (thegoldsmiths@comcast.net)

Join the efforts of BJBE's Green Team as we reduce waste and take turns washing dishes at our paperless onegs!
Sign up for a date to help: April 19, May 17
Time: 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. or 8:45 - 10:15 p.m.
Contact Susan Swidler (susanaswidler@aol.com) to reserve your date.
Change the way you live, one step at a time.

Collections, Collections, Collections!!
Please drop off items in the BJBE Tzedakah Nook
NEW LIST! Collecting the following items for guests of PADS Deerfield:
Pillow cases, queen size flat sheets, men and women's underwear, diapers and wipes.
Currently not collecting food items, toys, books, games or DVDs for PADS

Also collecting:
Box Tops for Education
Toiletries - given to Niles Township Food Pantry
Hearing aids - given to The Ark to be used for parts in fixing clients' hearing aids
Eyeglasses - given to Lions Clubs International to be reused
Cell phones - given to women's shelters to be programmed for emergency use
Diapers - given to shelters and food pantries
Batteries - to be recycled
Ink cartridges - to be recycled

We are no longer collecting shoes!

Need a ride to or from Temple? Need a ride to or from a medical appointment? The Caring Community has a Transportation Assistance Program to help. Please contact Dolly DeCaro, 847-296-5902, dolnu18@wideopenwest.com for more information and/or if you are in need of a ride. If a ride is needed for Shabbat Services, please contact Dolly no later than Thursday if possible so that arrangements can be made.


April Tzedakah

SHALVA
www.shalvaonline.org

SHALVA's mission is to address domestic abuse in Jewish homes and relationships through counseling and education.

BJBE is certified as a Safer Synagogue by Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education & Solutions (JCARES). Our leadership has been trained in understanding the impact of abuse across the lifespan and improving access to support for congregants experiencing abusive situations. For more information, please contact the clergy at 847-940-7575.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sisterhood Book Clubs:
Afternoon Club; April 16 @ 1:00pm; The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Evenng Club; April 17 @ 7:30pm; The Sand Castle Girls

BJBE Stars Networking, Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30am. For information contact Ira Singer, ira@mosaicconstruction.net.

Nourish both body and soul at BJBE! Primrose Valley Farm is BJBE's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) partner. Sign up for 1 of 4 certified organic CSA produce box sizes: standard weekly, small weekly, every-other-week or half season. A portion of your subscription proceeds supports BJBE's fundraising efforts. To sign up: www.primrosevalleyfarm.com.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with events in Washington, DC and throughout the country, including Chicago. You are invited to participate and join the many Chicagoans who plan to be in DC on April 28-29. Please visit the Museum's 20th Anniversary website at: ushmm.org/neveragain to view amazing footage of these events as they are occurring in cities across the nation. You may contact the Midwest Regional Office at: 847-433-8099 to receive more information about the programs or to register. Plan to join the Museum in a local celebration of this special anniversary on June 9th for an all day, free and open to the public event in Chicago. The program will include a wonderful tribute to local survivors, veterans and liberators.

The 2013 Israel Solidarity Day will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, with registration opening at 11:00 a.m. This year, as we celebrate Israel's 65th anniversary, we will come together for one big, festive event filled with Israeli spirit! The 2013 Israel Solidarity Day is being chaired by Rabbi Carl Wolkin and Miriam Lichstein. Event highlights will include the Walk with Israel (a three-mile walkathon to raise funds to provide Israeli children with the supplies they need to enrich learning and literacy), fabulous all-day entertainment in Ravinia's Pavilion featuring the King David Drummers, The Maccabeats, and our headliner, Matisyahu, food for purchase and festivities for all ages. A teen J-Serve project will also take place on site from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register online to participate, volunteer and/or donate at www.juf.org/ISD.

The BJBE Caring Community has prepared a list of resources for caregivers. This can be very helpful when you or your loved one has need of extra care. There is a copy of this in the office for your convenience - ask Arlene. You can also find it on the temple's website.

JUDAICA (GIFT) SHOP

Need a gift? Make certain to visit your new Judaica Shop to do all your gift shopping. See the large selection of Israeli-made items sure to delight anyone. There are especially lovely talit made in Israel, certain to please any young person for use at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Open after Friday night services, on Sunday mornings during religious school and/or by special appointment. For more information, please call Audrey at 847-788-9084 or Julie at 847-299-3528 or Barbara at 847-559-0076.

Looking for a fun and easy way to meet other BJBE members? How about helping out in the Judaica Shop while your child is in Sunday or Hebrew School? Don't worry -- we will train you! For information, please call Arlene Wineberg - 224-676-1112.