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Newsletter – 11/27/2009

Weekly E-Mail News November 27, 2009
Congregation Beth Shalom
Location: 308 South B Street
Mailing address: c/o 200 West Washington
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

This week’s highlights:
Shabbat services; Candle lighting times; Mazel Tov to Talia; Kosher Turkeys; Chanukah Party to Honor Joy Hirshberg; Weekly Torah portion by R. Rabinoff; Beth Shalom Resources.

Shabbat Services Friday, Nov. 27

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 4:24 p.m. Friday, November 27; Shabbat ends (Havdallah begins) Saturday, 5:26 p.m. in Fairfield.

Mazel Tov to Talia Katz Watson!

Talia Katz Watson, daughter of Judith Katz, will be going off to college this Spring. Talia served Beth Shalom as the religious school teacher. She will be starting her junior year at Ithaca College in New York to study writing and environmental science. Talia was awarded a merit scholarship by the Leopold P. Job Foundation for academic excellence. Previously, she studied at Sustainable Living at MUM and Findhorn Community in Scotland as well as teaching Hebrew School at Beth Shalom for two years. Her mother, Judith, wrote, “Thanks to the Fairfield Jewish community for another successful college-bound child!”

Do you have a Simcha?

Please tell us if you have a Simcha — a special event or accomplishment — in your family that we can extend a Mazel Tov to. Send Submissions to
Ben Winkler at

Kosher Thanksgiving

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

Hanukah: Join us for the Annual Hanukah Party

Please come celebrate the Festival of Lights and honor our past president JOY HIRSHBERG.

Saturday, December 12 (2nd night of Hanukah)

David Seagull will be performing and leading songs.

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 are going to bring to the Pot-Luck.