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Newsletter 07/11/2012

Congregation Beth Shalom

Weekly News and Updates, July 11, 2012


Honoring Emo Baer on his 90th Birthday at Shabbat Services, Potluck Dessert Friday, July 13
(23 Tammaz) at 8:00 p.m.

We will celebrate Emo Baer‘s upcoming 90th birthday at Beth Shalom as part of this week’s
Shabbat Services.  Services begin at 8:00 p.m., led by David Matt.

Emo will speak briefly (and answer questions) about his long, fruitful life with special emphasis on his many years in Israel. A dessert potluck Kiddish will follow services.  Please join us and bring your favorite dessert/snack dish to celebrate with Emo!

Happy Birthday, Emo!

Emo Baer, right, with his friend, Cantor Haim Menashehoff, at M.U.M.’s Sukkot, in September, 2010 (Photo by H.B. Winkler)

Emo Baer, a longtime member of the Jewish community in Fairfield, Iowa, will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 15. Emo was born in Germany in 1922, moved to pre-independent Israel in 1937 and served with bravery and distinction in Israel’s war of independence.  In Israel, Emo became a nationally and internationally famous agricultural expert and a practitioner of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation.

After moving to Fairfield, Iowa, Emo recounted these experiences in his 1998 book, The Transcendental Rose: An autobiography: childhood in Germany, growing up with Israel, meditating in Iowa.  Emo currently attends the Invincible America Course at Maharishi University of Management.

Emo “would like to invite all my friends of Congregation Beth Shalom to celebrate with me my 90th Birthday. The party will be on Sunday, July 15th, 2012, at the MUM Agiro Center Dining Hall at 12.45 noon.”
Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 8:22 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins) Saturday, 9:28 p.m. in Fairfield.