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Newsletter – 11/20/2009


November 20, 2009

This week’s highlights:
Shabbat services; Candle lighting times; Chanukah Party to Honor Joy Hirshberg; 2009-2010 Board & Committees; Weekly Torah portion by R. Rabinoff; Beth Shalom Resources.

Shabbat Services Friday, Nov. 20
Services will be Friday evening, starting at 8:00 p.m., at Beth Shalom.

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield
Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 4:27 p.m. Friday, November 20; Shabbat ends (Havdallah begins) Saturday, 5:29 p.m. in Fairfield.

Kosher Thanksgiving
HyVee in Fairfield has Kosher turkeys in their frozen section for Thanksgiving.  Beth Shalom wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

You Are Invited to a Special Celebration

Join us for the Annual Beth Shalom Hanukah Party.
Please come celebrate the Festival of Lights and honor our past president JOY HIRSHBERG.

David Seagull will be performing and leading songs.

Saturday, December 12 (2nd night of Hanukah)

Bring your own Menorah and candles.  Let us create light together.

Main Course or Soup:  Last name begins with A-M
Vegetable, Salad:  Last name begins with N-Z
Desert – Synagogue will provide

Please RSVP and tell us what you will be bringing to the potlucki:

2009-2010 Congregation Beth Shalom Board


President:  Julie Blum
Vice Presidents: Dean Draznin,
Sol Waksman, Ben Winkler
Secretary: Lisa Cohen
Treasurer: Fred Swartz

Board Members:
Mark Berkowitz, Joy Hirshberg, Haim Menashehoff, Brian Teitzman, Yael Yaar, Nathan Zenack

Building:  Nathan Zenack, Sol Waksman, Bill Pollak
Hanukah:  All
High Holiday:  Joy Hirshberg – Speakers; Lewis Denbaum and Mark Berkowitz – Torah Service
Landscaping:  Bill and Brenda Pollak
Newsletter:  Ben Winkler, Editor-In-Chief;
Sol Waksman and Julie Blum, Editors
Purchaser:  Julie Blum
Religious Committee:  David Matt, Bob Rabinoff, Haim Menashehoff, Yael Yaar
Sedar:  Haim Menashehoff, Julie Blum, and Sisterhood
Set-up:  Lisa Cohen, Julie Blum
Sunday School:  All
Tu Bishvat:  Yael Yaar
Volunteers:  Brian Teitzman
Welcome Committee:  Julie Blum

Beth Shalom Resources:

Cantor: Haim Menashehoff at

Fairfield Jewish Community e-Newsletter: reports news, on-going issues and editorials affecting our Jewish community locally, as well as regionally, nationally, internationally and from Israel. To request free subscription, contact Ben Winkler at

Minyan Club: contact Dean Draznin at

Yahrzeit reminder: to remind you of the anniversary of a loved one’s passing, contact Fred Rosenberg at

Yahrzeit plaque: to honor the departed, contact Julie Blum at 472-3757 or

Yahrzeit candles are available at the synagogue for a small donation.

Update your e-mail with Beth Shalom: to continue to receive the Beth Shalom e-Newsletter, send any changes in your email address to Ben Winkler at

All other Beth Shalom Information: call Julie Blum at 472-3757 or