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Newsletter 09/14/2011

Congregation Beth Shalom

Weekly News and Updates, September 14, 2011


Marcus Schoenfeld Bar Mitzvah at Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m., Saturday Morning, September 17 (Elul 18)

Adrienne and Steven Schoenfeld warmly invite everyone to join them as their son Marcus is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.
David Matt will lead services. A kiddush luncheon to follow.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 6:58 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins) Saturday, 7:55 p.m. in Fairfield.

High Holidays at Beth Shalom begin Wednesday, September 28

High Holy Days Calendar

Erev Rosh Hashanah               Wednesday, September 28, 7:50 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah (1st day)         Thursday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.

Kol Nidre                                Friday, October 7, 7:50 p.m.

Yom Kippur                           Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.

Minchah                      Saturday, October 8, 6:00 p.m.

Ne’ilah*                      Saturday, October 8, 7:00 p.m., Sharp!

Services will be led by David Matt and Jane Pitt.

Leora Rosenberg will be join them on Yom Kipper to enrich our musical experience…

*Please join us for a catered break-fast meal following Ne’ilah where a light meal will be served. No additional charge for Members and HH ticket holders. Reservations are required by October 3rd so caterer can prepare. To make a reservation please e-mail:

Sukkot Service            Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret

& Simhat Torah                      To be announced

DUES 2010-2011

Sustaining Membership                                               $1000.00

Sponsoring Membership                                              $  500.00

Family Membership                                                     $  295.00

Single Membership                                                      $  165.00

College Faculty, Staff Family                                       $  145.00

College Faculty, Staff  Single                                       $    95.00

Invincible America Course Members – Same as College


General – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur                $    72.00
Rosh Hashanah Only
$    36.00
Yom Kippur Only                                                       $    41.50

College/IA – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur           $    42.00
Rosh Hashanah Only                                                  $    19.00
Yom Kippur Only                                                       $    25.00

Mail or drop off your check to: Congregation Beth Shalom

c/o 200 W. Washington Street, Fairfield, IA 52556


Yes, I want to support Congregation Beth Shalom with my MEMBERSHIP.





Mailing address: Congregation Beth Shalom, c/o 200 W. Washington, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Or pay with PayPal at:

Support our Supporter, Rabbi Jacobson

Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Iowa, unloads produce contributed by a local company to help feed flood victims in 2008.

Our good friend and advisor to Beth Shalom, Rabbi Jacobson, head of Chabad Lubavitch in Des Moines, and owner of Maccabee’s Glatt Kosher Deli, has lost some key donations he has counted on in past years.  Please help make up this shortfall for their worthy efforts.

If you’d like to express appreciation for all the kindness and support he’s given our community over the year, please make a tax deductible donation to Judaic Resource Center of Iowa and send to 943 Cummins Parkway Des Moines 50312. Or simply donate in the envelope that accompanies the Jewish calendars, Iowa Jewish Spark magazines and holiday packets they provide every year free of charge. Also, when you’re in Des Moines, visit Maccabee’s and enjoy their kosher vegan and vegetarian entrees, 1150 Polk Blvd. Des Moines 50311, 515-277-1718.

Also, if you have changed your mailing address, or are not getting these mailing, please e-mail Rabbi Jacobson at

Order your Holiday Challah, Gift Baskets

If you would like a freshly baked round Traditional Challah,
Maccabee’s Deli in Des Moines is selling  1 and 2 lb. loaves, with a choice of toppings: Raisin, Poppy seed, Sesame or Honey.

Challah Prices are:

2 lb. Plain: $7.50
2 lb. w/ topping: $8.00
1 lb. Plain: $5.00
1 lb. w/ topping: $5.50

Please specify which topping when ordering.

Gift Baskets:
In addition, in honor of Linda Fishman’s first Yahrzeit on Yom Kippur, the Judaic Resource Center of Iowa is launching a Rosh Hashanah basket fundraiser to establish the Linda Fishman kitchen and Torah Cafe dining room, in her memory.
Cost of basket is: $36.00 Includes: One bottle of wine, Freshly baked round traditional Challah, A jar of honey, Delicious apples.

There are two ways to order and pick up:

1) If you are going to Des Moines, call your order to Maccabee’s at 515-277-1718. by Wednesday, September 21 deadline and pick up at their location: 1150 Polk Blvd. Des Moines 50311.

2) Ben Winkler of Fairfield will be in Des Moines on Tuesday, September 27, to pick up from Maccabee’s.  E-Mail Ben at by Sunday, September 18 deadline. You will have to arrange with him payment and pick-up arrangements in Fairfield.