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Newsletter 12/07/2010

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Congregation Beth Shalom

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

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Happy Chanukah!

Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, December 10 (3 Tevet)

Shabbat Services will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom on December 10.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 4:22 p.m. on Friday, December 3; Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 5:25 p.m. in Fairfield.

Chanukah Celebration at M.U.M. Tuesday Evening

Hi everyone,

This is a reminder to come and celebrate Hanukkah at Annapurna Dining Hall in the Argiro Student Center on Maharishi University of Management campus — Tomorrow Tuesday at 6:30pm Jewish time (i.e. we will probably start a bit late, which is o.k. It will give Siddhas time to come after dome).

We will light candles and eat sufganiyots (jelly-filled doughnuts). Bring your menorah (if you have one)! We will provide the candles.

Oh! Check out the lovely poster attached.

See you all there!


The Jewish Club at MUM
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Thanks for Chanukah Party at Beth Shalom

Thanks to Julie Blum and Lisa Cohen for setting up the tables and beautiful Chanukah arrangements in the Social Hall for the December 4th Chanukah Potluck and Party.  Thanks to Ben Winkler for MC-ing, to Lewis Denbaum who helped lead the blessings and to everyone who brought food and attended.

Haim Menashehoff in Thailand

Cantor Haim Menashehoff of Beth Shalom in Fairfield had a farewell reception and Art Show and sale of his paintings on Sunday, November 21st.  Haim planned to enroll on a Teacher Training course for Transcendental Meditation in Thailand.

Susan Berkowitz updates us:  Hi Everyone,   Thought I would let you know that Haim did manage to join the TTC in Thailand..  I’m so happy that it worked out well.
Selling those paintings really helped him!

Beth Shalom Synagogue WISH LIST 2010-2011

From Congregation Beth Shalom Board of Directors:
Best wishes for a joyous and healthy holiday season.

Many people have asked us what the specific needs are for the Synagogue for 2010-2011.
So here is our wish-list. If you feel in the Tzdekah mood and want to contribute to something specific, simply specify which project you want your donation to go towards when you send it in.
Many thanks.

“Whosoever practices Tzedakah finds life, prosperity, and honor.” Talmud

SAVINGS AND/OR ENDOWMENT: During the 2009-2010 operating year we ran out of basic operating money. We were at least $6000 short and had to scramble and beg for money.  It is essential that we do something differently this year so that does not happen again. We wish for someone to spearhead this project and help by focusing on fundraising so that we can have a savings and/or an endowment fund.

PAINT WINDOWS ON SOUTH AND CLASSROOMS: The inside windows on the south side of the building are peeling and cracking and need to be weather-proofed. Also, both classrooms desperately need painting.  GRAND TOTAL for Painting : $1000.00 PLUS cost of paint and materials

DIVIDER: The big wooden divider doors in the Oneg Shabbat room need to be replaced. We are now searching for a viable alternative. Cost unknown at this time.

REPLACE SUKKAH: it is rotting and falling apart

REPLACE SIDEWALK: that is parallel to building that is bowing and cracking and is a safety hazard.

REPLACE DROP CEILING: IN ONEG SHABBAT ROOM. One quote so far: $2000-3000.00

REPLACE STOVE/OVEN and FRIDGE: The current appliances are ancient and failing.

MOLD: Look into mold control.

LAWN CARE: If we had some money for this we could maintain the gardens. We need to hire someone to weed occasionally every year and rake leaves.

CARPET: will need to be replaced in the sanctuary in the next year or so.