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Newsletter 09/23/10

Weekly E-Mail News
Congregation Beth Shalom

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


Sukkot Services at Synagogue Wednesday evening, September 22, 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for Sukkot Services and treats on Wednesday, September 22nd.  We are expecting visiting clergy from Fairfield, as Sukkot is traditionally the time to invite your non-Jewish friends. Please feel free to invite your friends (Jewish or not) and help us celebrate.  Service will be led by Haim Menashehoff.

Remaining High Holy Days Calendar

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

Shemini Atzeret

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

Sukkot events at M.U.M. Campus start Thursday

Enjoy a Jewish Experience For 7 Days
September 22 – 29

The Jewish Club at MUM invites you to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot on campus. We have built a sukkah on a balcony of Argiro. We are also looking for volunteers to cook for the Shabbat dinner.

Please join us:

Thursday, Sept. 23   Movie Night: “Ushpizin”
Friday, Sept. 24        Shabbat dinner & Live Music.
Monday, Sept. 27      “Sukkot & The Jewish Mystical Experience”
A talk by Dr. Evan Finkelstein

For more information and to volunteer, contact us at, find us on Facebook: Jewishclub Atmum; or call Kabuika at 773-629-9524.

Beth Shalom Membership Dues 2010-2011

Synagogue membership is voluntary, and contributing to one’s synagogue community should be a reasonable amount. That is why our dues are relatively low.  Please help support the general operating budget with your voluntary dues. There is still time to make it onto the Membership Board. Thank you.

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

Shabbat Services AT M.U.M. 7:30 p.m., Friday evening, Sept. 24 (16 Tishrei )

Shabbat Services have been moved to the M.U.M. campus. for THIS WEEK ONLY.  This change was decided by the attendees at the Sukkot Service at Beth Shalom in order to partake of the Shabbat dinner the M.U.M. Jewish Club is planning and to visit their Sukkot.  The M.U.M. Sukkot is on the veranda of the 2nd floor at Annaurna Dining Hall in the Arguiro Student Union.  Attendees will probably have to pay for a meal to go in and attend services.  Shabbat Services will begin at 7:30 p.m., led by Cantor Haim Menashehoff.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 6:44 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24; Shabbat ends (Hvdalah begins)  Saturday, 7:41 p.m. in Fairfield.

“The Box” – Fundraiser for the Synagogue

“I cannot believe the difference in the quality of this organic produce compared to the organic produce that is trucked in to any store anywhere. I was ecstatic over my first box which contained a plethora of beautiful fresh crisp veggies of many sorts. I am a devoted Maharishi Vedic City CSA member and I continue with that all four seasons, but this is an incredible addition. AND it contains local items in the region whenever possible, like some incredible carrots and radishes, best I ever had, this past week.  I will try the fruit box in the future also. And as an added bonus I can buy by the week and do whatever suits me that week. And it is incredible value for the money!” — Sheila Ross

The Synagogue has been offered an extremely generous and valuable opportunity to make a bit of money when you sign up to receive a box of organic produce once or twice a week. You must tell them you are doing this for the Synagogue. Please tell your friends, Jewish or not, that they can participate.

For more information: and


You can order a week at a time. No commitment necessary.

Order by noon on Tuesday for Thursday pick up at Everybody’s.
Order by noon on Friday for Monday pick up at Everybody’s.


1.  Go in and tell Paul you want to sign up for The Box for the Synagogue. He will put your info on the yellow pad. BE SURE TO SAY THIS IS FOR THE SYNAGOGUE.
2.  Pay for the box of your choice. You will receive a receipt. Keep the receipt and show it when you pick up the box.


1. Bring receipt to Everybody’s.
2. Go to the 1st register, near the door. Show your receipt and they will check your name off the list and give you your BOX.