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Newsletter 04/06/2011

Weekly E-Mail News, April 6, 2011
Congregation Beth Shalom

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

Become a Member:

President: Marc Berkowitz


Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, April 8 (4 Nisan)

Shabbat Services will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom on April 8, weather permitting.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 7:22 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 8:23 p.m. in Fairfield.



Seder at Beth Shalom, Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

Beth Shalom‘s Annual Community Passover Seder will take place on Monday, April 18, starting at 7:00 p.m.  You should have received a special “Passover Seder” e-mail from Beth Shalom.  Contact if you need an e-mail copy.  Here is the most pertinent information:

When: Monday, April 18th (1st night of Passover)
Time: 7:00 PM Sharp
Location:  Beth Shalom Synagogue, 308 S. B Street, Fairfield, IA

Juice will be provided with the catered Seder meal. Please also feel free to bring a bottle of juice or wine to share with your table.

RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY: Tuesday, April 12th. Caterer needs this info to prepare.

Reservations and payment can be made online at the synagogue website:


by mail or in person at the office of Frederick Swartz & Co., 200 West Washington, Fairfield, IA 52556.  Include the names of each participant.  Make checks payable to:   Congregation Beth Shalom.


Members & their guests                             $16.00

Non-members                                              $18.00

Non-member MUM faculty,

staff and IA                                                   $17.00

College Students                                         $15.00

Children age 6-12                                         $10.00

This barely covers expenses. We do not make a profit.

Questions? Contact Susan Berkowitz at or call 472-9509.


Passover Food and Supplies


Passover Greeting Cards:
Available at Somebody Cares

Limited Passover Food Line available at Everybody’s and Hy Vee

Iowa City:

Shmura Matzah available by advanced order, at Chabad, 420 East Jefferson Street Iowa City, IA 52245 319-358-1323

If you would like to order Hand Baked Shmura Matza please email Rabbi Blesofsky at  The cost is  $15 – 1 lb., $28 – 2 lbs.

Ben Winkler will be traveling from Fairfield to Iowa City on April 15.  Contact Ben at, if you would like him to pick up from Chabad.

Des Moines:

Full Line of Passover Food available at Macabee’s Kosher Deli, 1150 Polk Blvd. Des Moines 50311 515-277-1718, before and during Passover.

Macabee’s Regular HOURS OF SERVICE (Abbreviated during Passover week)
Tuesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

“We have a full line of Kosher for Passover products from wines to cheeses, snacks, meats, groceries –You name it.”
— Rabbi Yossi Jacobson