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Announcements for Congregation B’nai Jacob

Upcoming Events

Cantor’s Concert

Saturday, November 7th 7:30 p.m. featuring Malachi Kanfer and Rachel Brook featuring an eclectic program of classical, cantorial, pop, & theatrical music. Will be serving drinks and hors d’oeuvres before and dessert after the show. Sponsorships Available. RSVP Required.

Is There Such a Thing as Jewish British Art?

Saturday, November 21st After Kiddush. Linda Friedlaender a CBJ member and senior Curant of Educcation At Yale will introduce modern & contemporary British artists who will be Jewish & British. What is important about the intersection?

Special Services

Saturday, October 31st 9:00 a.m. Shir HadashA songful, prayerful, soulful service led by Cantor Kanfer and Rabbi Shapiro. We will be using the power of our music and the kavanah of our words and hearts to manifest God’s presence.

Every Week

Bread & Torah – Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m.; come learn parshat hashavua (the weekly torah portion) over bagels and coffee in the library with Rabbi Shapiro before 9:45 a.m. services.

Mah Jong & Canasta – Every Tuesday & Wednesday. Anyone can come in and play. We will be offering coffee “and” but feel free to bring a dairy lunch. Please call to reserve a table.

Daily Minyan – As a reminder, daily minyan is at 7:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. and Sunday morning minyan is at 9:00 a.m. Friday night services are at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

Scholar in Residence Program w/ Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

October 30th – November 1st – Prayer, Pluralism, & Post-Denominationalism: Being a Jew at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Friday, October 30th     BEKI – Friday night Service followed by Dinner & Talk ‘Beyond Identity & Pluralism: 21st Cent. Vision of Jewish Life’ RSVP at Office@beki.org or (203) 389-2108.

Saturday, October 31st 9:00 a.m.        ‘Kaddish – A New Interpretation’ Westville Synaggue – Shabbat services followed by Kiddush & Talk.

Sunday, November 1st 10:00 a.m.       ‘Can Doubters Pray?’ – B’nai Jacob – Minyan followed by Bagel & Coffee & Talk.

Free Sunday Preschool Program

Congregation B’nai Jacob of Woodbridge is proud to announce the kick off a brand new program aimed to serve our littlest congregants. To be held on Sundays, this is a free preschool program for 3 & 4 year olds. No membership at B’nai Jacob is required.

Gan Hayeled Sundays will be kicking off on November 1st and will run every Sunday that religious school is in session, from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. It will be for three- and four-year olds and will be a “drop off” experience. There is no charge to anyone for this program. It is being offered as a way to reach out to the community and introduce the Gan Hayeled experience to more families.

Irma Rapaport will be the head teacher for Gan Hayeled Sundays. Irma is a long-time B’nai Jacob member. As a Gan Hayeled nursery school parent years ago, Irma was involved in the classroom (she even wrote a Gan Hayeled song for the kids!) and since then has taught a synagogue music program and “art on a cart” in the public school system. Irma’s energy and ideas will add much warmth to the new program.

In addition to Irma’s leadership, the children will enjoy special sessions with Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Kanfer – what a great opportunity for our preschoolers to start their introduction to Judaic education. There will also be madrichim in the classroom (the congregation’s teen leaders) as well as adult volunteers to ensure a safe and happy environment.

The curriculum will be a play-based Judaic program, taking advantage of our long history of providing a warm, caring environment in which children can develop social skills while also learning about Jewish holidays, traditions and values. Gan Hayeled has a top notch playground right outside the classroom and the class will be able to take advantage of that space for this program.

Although the class is free, prior registration is required. For more information, call Jody Dietch at Congregation B’nai Jacob at 203-389-2111 x 210.

Congregation B’nai Jacob

75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge (203) 389-2111

All programs are open to the public. RSVP required when indicated.

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