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Newsletter 3/30/2011

Weekly E-Mail News, March 30, 2011
Congregation Beth Shalom

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

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President: Marc Berkowitz

This week’s highlights:
Shabbat services; Candle lighting times; Seder at Beth Shalom; Passover supplies and food

Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m., Saturday Morning, April 2 (27 Adar II)

Shabbat Services will begin at 10:30 p.m. at Beth Shalom on April 2, weather permitting.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 8:15 p.m. in Fairfield.

Seder at Beth Shalom, Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Details to follow.

Beth Shalom’s Annual Community Passover Seder will take place on Monday, April 18, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Like recent Seders at Beth Shalom, this promises to be one of the most fun and inspiring events of the year in Fairfield. You will receive a special Passover e-mail soon with details and reservation information. But mark your calendars now.

Passover Food and Supplies


Passover Greeting Cards: Available at Somebody Cares

Limited Passover Food Line available at Everybody’s and Hy Vee

Bob Rabinoff:
Bob is planning to go  to Maccabee’s Deli in Des Moines to get Shmurah MatzahShmurah Matzah is matzah the wheat for which has been guarded against any hint of leavening from the time of the harvest until it is actually baked, by hand, into matzot.  It is made with plain wheat flour and water, and the time from when the water touches the flour until it is done being baked cannot exceed 18 minutes.  It’s the most authentic re-creation of the “bread of affliction” that our forefathers ate in the land of Egypt!  With the price of basic commodities going up (check the farm reports on WHO or in the paper <g>), the price of Shmurah Matzah has gone up a bit from prior years — it’s $22/box.   If you’d like Bob to pick something up, e-mail right away at or by phone at 472-9842 in Fairfield.
Iowa City:

Shmura Matzah available by advanced order, at Chabad, 420 East Jefferson Street • Iowa City, IA 52245 • 319-358-1323

If you would like to order Hand Baked Shmura Matza please email Rabbi Blesofsky at  The cost is  $15 – 1 lb., $28 – 2 lbs.

Ben Winkler will be traveling from Fairfield to Iowa City on April 15.  Contact Ben at, if you would like him to pick up from Chabad.

Des Moines:

Full Line of Passover Food available at Macabee’s Kosher Deli, 1150 Polk Blvd. Des Moines 50311 515-277-1718, before and during Passover.

Macabee’s Regular HOURS OF SERVICE (Abbreviated during Passover week)
Tuesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

“We have a full line of Kosher for Passover products from wines to cheeses, snacks, meats, groceries –You name it.”
— Rabbi Yossi Jacobson
Bob Rabinoff will be traveling from Fairfield to Des Moines on April 3rd.  Contact Bob at or by phone at 472-9842 in Fairfield, if you would like him to pick up from Macabees.