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Newsletter 09/28/2011

Congregation Beth Shalom

From the President: As always, we have an excellent line up of speakers for our High Holy Day services. Kabuika Kamunga, Daniel Blum, Sandy Nidich and Vicki (Alexander) Herriott will address us for the first time this year. We’ll also be hearing a talk prepared by our brilliant, weekly Torah commentator Bob Rabinoff. You won’t want to miss any of these presentations. Therefore, don’t wait until the last minute to send in your annual membership dues or High Holy Day ticket applications.
    We owe a great debt of gratitude to Bob Rabinoff and to Ben Winkler for their weekly efforts in producing this weekly synagogue newsletter. It plays an important role in binding together the Jewish community in Fairfield. Thank you Bob and Ben.
L’shana Tova. May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life for another year. ……………………. Marc Berkowitz

High Holidays at Beth Shalom begin Tonight, 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



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Rosh Hashanah Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Candle lighting begins at

7:37 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28: and

7:34 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.  

Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, September 30
(2 Tishrei)

Services at Beth Shalom start at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 6:34 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins) Saturday, 7:31 p.m. in Fairfield.