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Newsletter 09/29/2010

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Congregation Beth Shalom

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


Yizkor Service at M.U.M. Thursday afternoon, September 30, 2:00 p.m.

Yizkor Service will be at Arguiro Student Center on the M.U.M. campus, by the Sukkah, which is on the 2nd floor veranda, inside Annapurna Dining Hall, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.  Service will be led by Haim Menashehoff. Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur. Yizkor, in Hebrew, means “Remember.” It is not only the first word of the prayer, it also represents its overall theme. In this prayer, we implore G-d to remember the souls of our relatives and friends that have passed on.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Services at Beth Shalom Thursday Evening, September 30, 8:00 p.m.

The holiday of Sukkot is followed by an independent holiday called “Shemini Atzeret.” In Israel, this is a one-day holiday; in the Diaspora it is a two-day holiday, and the second day is known as “Simchat Torah.” This holiday is characterized by utterly unbridled joy, which surpasses even the joy of Sukkot. The joy reaches its climax on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate the conclusion – and restart – of the annual Torah-reading cycle.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Services at Beth Shalom start Thursday, September 30, 8:00 p.m.  Services will be led by Haim Menashehoff.

Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m., Saturday Morning, October 2 (24 Tishrei )

Shabbat Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Beth Shalom on October 2.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 6:32 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1; Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 7:29 p.m. in Fairfield.