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Newsletter 09/10/2010

Weekly E-Mail News

Congregation Beth Shalom

Location: 308 South B Street
Mailing address: c/o 200 West Washington
Fairfield, Iowa  52556



High Holiday Services start this evening, September 8

Beth Shalom will hold High Holiday services beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah the evening of Wednesday, September 8.  A complete and separate High Holy Day Newsletter has been mailed, requiring your response. If you know of anyone who does not have e-mail and who would like a printed version, please call Julie Blum at 472-3757 or e-mail her at to request this.

Personal Note: Lisa Cohen and Julie Blum were setting up for the Holidays at the Synagogue the other day.  Jane Roman Pitt and David Matt were also there preparing for the service.
Lisa and Julie report that days later they still have chills and goose bumps from experiencing the beauty of Jane’s voice singing the ancient prayers. Please come and enjoy.

High Holy Days Calendar

Erev Rosh Hashanah       Wednesday, September 8, 7:50 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah (1st day)    Thursday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.

Kol Nidre                               Friday, September 17, 7:50 p.m.

Yom Kippur                      Saturday, September 18, 10:00 a.m.

Minchah                 Saturday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.

Ne’ilah*                 Saturday, September 18, 7:00 p.m., Sharp!

Sukkot Service              Wednesday, September 22, 8:00 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret

& Simhat Torah                 Thursday, September 30, 8:00 p.m.

Services will be led by David Matt and Haim Menashehoff.

Musical Accompaniment by Jane Pitt and Leora Rosenberg.

*Join us for a catered break-fast meal following Ne’ilah. A light meal will be served.

Reservations are necessary. Email:

Please bring a bottle of juice to share for the break-fast.

Membership Dues 2010-2011

Sustaining Membership                                        $1000.00

Sponsoring Membership                                        $500.00

Family Membership                                               $295.00

Single Membership                                                $165.00

College (or IA Course) Faculty, Staff Family       $145.00

College (or IA Course) Faculty, Staff  Single        $95.00

Non-Members Tickets for High Holidays


Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur (includes break-fast)*     $72.00

Rosh Hashanah only                                                          $36.00

Yom Kippur only (includes break-fast)*:                          $41.50

College or IA Course

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur (includes break-fast):     $42.00

Rosh Hashanah only:                                                        $19.00

Yom Kippur only (includes break-fast)*:                         $25.00

*Reservations are necessary. Email:

Please bring a bottle of juice to share for the break-fast.

Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, September 10 (2 Tishrei )

Shabbat Services will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 7:07 p.m. Friday, September 10; Shabbat ends (Havdallah begins) Saturday, 8:05 p.m. in Fairfield.