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Newsletter 10/13/2010

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Congregation Beth Shalom

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


Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, October 16 (7 Cheshvan )

Shabbat Services will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom on October 16.  Service will be led by Haim Menashehoff.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 6:09 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16; Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 7:07 p.m. in Fairfield.
Become a member of Congregation Beth Shalom and support the Synagogue with your dues.

To become a Member go to:
During the 2009-2010 operating year we ran out of basic operating money. We were at least $6000 short and had to scramble and ask for money.  It is essential that we do something differently this year so this does not happen again.

One way to contribute to Congregation Beth Shalom is to pay dues and become a member.  As a member you are entitled to High Holiday tickets, the catered Break-fast, and discounts on many other activities throughout the year.

By becoming a member you are basically saying “I want the synagogue to be here for those who wish to participate and for me if I ever need it for any reason.” And YES dues can be paid in installments.

Mail your check to:  Congregation Beth Shalom,
c/o 200 W. Washington, Fairfield, IA 52556

Or you can use your charge card or PayPal on the website:

Thank you.

“Faces of Immigration to Israel”
at the Davenport Library on Eastern Avenue

Submitted by Allan Ross, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

Katya Minakova

Orit Tabay

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, in partnership with the Eastern Avenue Branch of the Davenport Public Library, cordially invite you to a special presentation on “Faces of Immigration to Israel”.

Monday, October 25th at 7:00 PM.

Eastern Avenue Branch
Davenport Public Library
6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport

****This event is free and open to the public.

The speakers, Katya Minakova and Orit Tabay, will talk about their and/or their family’s experiences in making Aliyah (immigration in Hebrew) to the Jewish State of Israel.

**Katya Minakova was born and raised in Moscow to an unaffiliated family. When she was 13  she had the wonderful opportunity of attending summer camp sponsored by the Jewish Agency, which awakened her interest in her Jewish roots.   At 18 she became a summer camp counselor and in 2001 went on a Birthright Israel trip and continued on to be a Birthright Israel counselor.  In 2008 she finished her PhD in Psychology and in August 2008 she came on a MASA program with the Israel Government Fellows.  Katya decided to make aliyah and has just spent five months living and studying at Ulpan Etzion in Jerusalem. She is currently working at the Institute for Jewish Studies.

**Orit Tabay – Her parents made aliyah from Ethiopia through the Sudan desert in 1982. Orit was born a year later in 1983.  When her family arrived to Israel, they lived at the Jewish Agency absorption center in Beer Sheva where Orit grew up.   Orit is currently working on her Masters degree in Educational consultation at Bar Ilan University. During her studies, she worked as a counselor for immigrants from the Ethiopian community. She currently works as the director of the Jewish Agency-supported “Hineni” young community in Beer Sheva.

For further information on the event contact the Jewish Federation at 793-1300 or visit, or the Davenport Library, attn: Angela at 563 326-7832.