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Newsletter 03/23/2011

Weekly E-Mail News, March 23, 2011
Congregation Beth Shalom

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

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President: Marc Berkowitz

Minyan Needed for Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, March 25 (19 Adar II)

Shabbat Services will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom on March 18, weather permitting.  Stephen Sufian will be observing yahrzeit for his father.  Please join us and help make a minyan for Steve to recite Kaddish!

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 7:07 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 8:07 p.m. in Fairfield.
Rosanne Wagger’s Mother Passes Away
Submitted by John Allon

Rosanne Wagger‘s mother Renee Edmonde Kramer Wagger passed away at her home in Durham, NC on March 2. Rosanne had been spending time with her mother for the previous 2 months and for about half of the past 4 years since her father had passed away. Those who wish to send a condolence message may contact Rosanne as follows:

Rosanne Wagger, 1315 Country Club Drive, Durham, NC  27712
cell: 415-595-3348 [if voicemail full, use home phone#] / home phone 919-309-9822
Rosanne Wagger <>

A remembrance of Rosanne’s mother published in local newspapers can be viewed at:
Click on “Obituaries” on left side of page and then on the name of Rosanne’s mother in the list.

Purim Thank You!

Thanks to Fred and Janet Swartz for hosting the potluck and Magillah Reading, to David Matt for providing the Magillahs, to Marc Berkowitz, Sheer-el Cohen and Shai Perelson for reading the Migillah, to Brian Teitzman for the historic overview, to Susan Berkowitz for coordinating the event, to Arthur Pollack for providing the feminine perspective to Purim and to all who attended.

Shmurah Matzah — Order yours today!

From Bob Rabinoff:

Passover is coming up soon, and I am planning my annual pilgrimage to Maccabee’s Deli in Des Moines to get Shmurah MatzahShmurah Matzah is matzah the wheat for which has been guarded against any hint of leavening from the time of the harvest until it is actually baked, by hand, into matzot.  It is made with plain wheat flour and water, and the time from when the water touches the flour until it is done being baked cannot exceed 18 minutes.  It’s the most authentic re-creation of the “bread of affliction” that our forefathers ate in the land of Egypt!  With the price of basic commodities going up (check the farm reports on WHO or in the paper <g>), the price of Shmurah Matzah has gone up a bit from prior years — it’s $22/box.   If you’d like me to pick some up for you please let me know right away at or by phone at 472-9842 in Fairfield.  Out of town check with your local Chabad house!