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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday Shabbats in December

Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to enjoy Friday Shabbats in December:
  • December 17th - Services will be led by our 5th and 6th grade class
  • December 24 - A variation on a theme with a 6 pm Oneg preceding the service and a Chinese dinner following at DaKau restaurant. Call the office for more information.
  • December 31st - Celebrate Shabbat and Bring in the secular New Year (early) at our special Oneg.

All services will be held at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sisterhood Shabbat

Please join us in Honoring the Women of Congregation Beth Shalom
at Sisterhood Shabbat: 6:30 pm, December 10, 2010. Oneg immediately following.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Come Join the Fun for Dinner & Theater

Congregation Beth Shalom is sponsoring a night at Lamb Theater for a production of Nun Crackers. The 7:30 show will be preceded by a dinner at Minerva's Restaurant (at your own expense). Play tickets are $23 or $19 (for those over 62).
Please mail your check to CBS to be included in the group reservation.
Call 255-1990 with any questions.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Celebrate Hanukkah with Latke Lights & Music

Join Congregation Beth Shalom for the 3rd night of Hanukkah on Friday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm.
Special Holiday Music will be provided by our professional vocalists and instrumentalists.
Following the service a holiday dairy potluck with latkes will be served.
Come spin the dreidel and light the Menorah!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lights, Camera, Donor!

The Sioux City Chapter of Hadassah will meet for the 77th annual Donor Event at noon, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Congregation Beth Shalom.

Guests will view "The Little Traitor" a great film featured at last year's St. Louis Film Festival.

Lunch - including kosher hot dogs and popcorn - is only $9.

Please say "yes" when you're called or emailed for your reservation and donor donation.

2010 Kalin Scholar in Residence

Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to announce Alan T. Levenson as the 2010 Sidney & Geraldine Scholar in Residence. Dr. Levenson will speak at Shabbat services and conduct a workshop at CBS as follows:

  • Friday, November 5th at 7:30 pm Services. Dr. Levenson will speak on "Zionism and the Bible." Special Oneg!

  • Saturday, November 6th at 9:30 am Services. Dr. Levenson will speak on "Spinoza as a Jewish Bible Critic." An expanded Kiddush lunch will follow. Please rsvp for the meal.

  • Saturday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. Dr. Levenson will conduct a 1 hr presentation on "Teaching the Story of Jacob & Esau." This workshop is primarily for teachers, but anyone is welcome. The workshop will be preceded by a light supper. Please rsvp for the meal.

Dr. Levenson has written extensively on the Jewish experience for both scholarly and popular audiences and is considered a leading authority on the modern Jewish experience. He has lectured in the United States, Israel and Germany.

Everyone Welcome. Please rsvp for the meals as requested above to 712-255-1990.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Food Bank Back Pack Project

Congregation Beth Shalom announces the resumption of one of our mitzvah projects:

the Food Bank Back Pack program.

The first date is Wednesday, October 20th at 10:30 am at the Food Bank. Many hands are needed to complete this project. Please call the office if you are able to participate.

Annual Meeting October 27th

The Annual Meeting of Congregation Beth Shalom & the Sioux City Jewish Federation

will be held on Wednesday, October 27th.

7:00 pm: Desserts and coffee.

7:30 pm: Meeting

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are appreciated.

Please call the office at 255-1990.

Jill Rosenthal Bat Mitzvah

Diane and Brent Rosenthal cordially invite y9u to a Shabbat Service

as their daughter Jill becomes a Bat Mitzvah.

Friday, October 22 at 8:00 pm. Oneg following services &

Saturday, October 23 at 9:30 am. Kiddush luncheon following services.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Mommy, Daddy and Me Classes

Congregation Beth Shalom is pleased to announce the resumption of the Mommy, Daddy and Me Classes. The sessions will be held once a month on Monday mornings from 11:30 - 12:30. Preschoolers and (at least) one parent are welcome to attend the classes which are taught by the Rabbi and feature arts and crafts and movement.

The fall session dates are: October 18, November 15, and December 13. Additional dates will be scheduled after January 1. Please call the office to register.

Adult Education: Book of Daniel

The first Adult Education series of the new year will begin on October 24th at 9:30 am. Paul Levin will teach a 3 part series based on the book of Daniel. The discussion will begin with the text, but will use additional works to highlight this influential book.

The course, which will be held October 24, 31 and November 7th, is free; but please rsvp by calling 712-255-1990.

Pet Blessing

The annual blessing of the pets by Rabbi Greene will be held on Sunday, October 17th at the end of Midrasha classes (approximately noon). All members are encouraged to bring their friendly pets to this fun event.

Shabbat Services October 15

Students from the PreConfirmation Class will lead services on Friday, October 15th at 7:30 pm.

We invite all members of the community to join the students and their families.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brotherhood Golf Outing & Kosher Steak Fry

The CBS Brotherhood is sponsoring the 4th Occasional Golf Outing & Steak Fry on Sunday, September 26th.

Join your friends for golf at Hidden Acres Golf Club (2:00 pm tee times)

and/or for cocktails and dinner at 5:00 pm

The charge for Golf (9 holes) and Dinner is $45;

Dinner only is $20;

Play an additional 9 holes for $11.

Bring a friend. Call the office at 255-1990 to make your reservations.

Interfaith Forum: Islam, Christianity & Judaism

The Lifelong Learning Program of Western Iowa Tech Community College is sponsoring an Interfaith Form: Islam, Christianity and Judaism which will be held on Tuesday, September 21 from noon to 1:30 pm. The event will be held in the Cargill Auditorium, Room D103 with access using Entrance 14 and Parking Lot 4. There is no charge and Lifelong Learning membership is not required.

Rabbi Guy Greene will join Imam Akmad Mohammad and Rev. R. Paul Johnston of Trinity Lutheran Church for a panel presentation during which the main beliefs and practices of the religions will be explored.


Congregation Beth Shalom's Sukkot Services

Sukkot & Shabbat on Friday, September 24th at 6:30 pm

Shabbat Dinner. Everyone welcome. Reservations by calling 255-1990

Adults are $12; Children 5-12 are $6; under 5 are free.

Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 pm: Erev Sukkot Service at the end of Midrasha

Thursday, September 23, 9:30 am: First Day Service

Friday, September 24, 6:30 pm: Sukkot & Shabbat Service followed by a Shabbat Dinner.

Saturday, September 25, 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Service

Sunday, September 26, 8:45 am: CBS Chol Hamoed Minyan

Monday, September 27, 6:30 pm: Northern Hills Chol Hamoed Minyan

Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 pm: CBS Chol Hamoed Minyan

Wednesday, September 29, 8:00 pm: Hoshanah Rabbah & Erev Shemini Atzeret

Thursday, September 30, 9:30 am: Shemini Atzeret Service with Yizkor at 10:30 (appx)

Friday, October 1, 6:30 pm: Simchat Torah & Shabbat Service with Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

High Holiday Service Schedule

Congregation Beth Shalom 2010 Fall Holiday Schedule

Selichot & Havdalah Service - Saturday, September 4 at 8:00 pm
High Holidays Cemetery Service - Sunday, September 5 at 3:00 pm. Call office for appointment.

Rosh HaShanah
Erev Rosh HaShanah Service - Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30 pm
followed by Sisterhood Sponsored Oneg
First Day Rosh HaShanah Morning Service - Thursday, September 9 at 9:00 am
Children's Service at 9:30 am
Evening Service - Thursday, September 9 at 8:00 pm
Second Day Morning Service - Friday, September 10 at 9:00 am

Shabbat Shuvah - Friday, September 10 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 11 at 9:30 am

Tashlich Service - Sunday, September 12 at 4:00 pm. Meet at CBS.

Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre, Evening & Shabbat Service - Friday, September 17 at 7:00 pm
Morning & Shabbat Service - Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 am
Children's Service at 9:30 am
Yizkor Memorial Service - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Service - 6:16 pm
Ne'ilah Closing Service - 7:30 pm
Break the Fast - 8:30 pm. CBS will sponsor a free Break the Fast. Please call for reservations.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Federation Picnic August 29th

The Sioux City Jewish Federation is sponsoring the 7th Annual Picnic!

The free event will be held on Sunday, August 29th
at Riverside Park - Pavilion 1 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
(Rain site is CBS)

The picnic dinner will include kosher hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, watermelon and beverages.
Please rsvp to the office at 255-1990 by Thursday, August 26th.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sisterhood Kosher Wine Tasting

The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Shalom cordially invites you to a Kosher Wine Tasting
presented by Wine Styles
Sunday, July 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Live Music
Cheese and chocolates
Wine will be available for purchase
$25 per person. RSVP to 712-255-1990

Tisha B'Av Service

Congregation Beth Shalom will hold Erev Tisha B'Av Services on Monday, July 19th at 8:00 pm.

Tisha B'Av is the commemoration of the destruction of the First Temple in 585 B.C.E. and the Second Temple in 70 C.E., the beginning of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, as well as a variety of Nazi atrocities.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Calendar Meeting

Sioux City Jewish Community Calendar Meeting
Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm

Please come with your events to be put on the calendar
and your creative suggestions for future events.

We're looking forward to a great year!
All we need is you.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Shabbat Under the Stars

Join your friends at the annual Congregation Beth Shalom

Shabbat Under the Stars

Friday, June 18, 2010 at Stone Park Lodge

6:30 Services followed by a Potluck Shabbat Dinner

Please bring a dairy or vegetarian dish. We will provide challah and beverages.

Please rsvp to help us with the setup. 712-255-1990.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 21st & 23rd

Don't forget Brotherhood Shabbat: Friday, May 21st at 7:30 pm.

Midrasha Final Day Activities: Sunday, May 23rd at 11:30 am

Congregation Beth Shalom
& the Sioux City Jewish Federation
are pleased to welcome Chaplain (Colonel) Brett Oxman to our community.

Chaplain Oxman, representing the JWB Jewish Chaplain's Council, will accept our donation of a Torah to the TORAHS FOR OUR TROOPS program. A brief presentation ceremony will precede the Midrasha Matriculation program and lunch.

During the Midrasha program:
Classes will be presenting songs, dances and plays.
Teachers and aides will be honored.
Students will receive Matriculation certificates.

Please RSVP for the dairy lunch by calling the office, 255-1990.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jason Shindler Bar Mitzvah

Congregation Beth Shalom and Scott & Karen Shindler are pleased to invite you
to a Shabbat Service as their son Jason becomes a Bar Mitzvah.

Friday, May 28,2010 at 6:00 pm NOTE TIME CHANGE.
Hors D'Oeuvre Oneg to follow

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10:00 am NOTE TIME CHANGE.
Kiddish luncheon to follow services

Please rsvp to the office at 712-255-1990.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Shavuot Services

Celebrate the gift of the Ten Commandments and the Torah

Erev Shavuot Service: Tuesday, May 18th at the 7:30 pm Minyan

First Day Shavuot Service: Wednesday, May 19th at 8:45 am

Torah, Allel and Haftorah Readings

Yizkor Service at 10:00 am approximately

Hag Samach Shavuot!

Mitzvah Day May 16th

The 2010 Sioux City Jewish Federation Midrasha Mitzvah Day will be held on May 16th at the Betty Strong Encounter Center at 11:00 am.

Everyone in the community is invited to meet at the Center to participate in this year's projects which include planting and cleaning the grounds. Lunch will be served at 12:45 and will be followed by the showing of the family comedy, "66", the first presentation of the Sioux City Jewish Film Festival.

Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring small gardening tools such as trowels. The rain site for the Mitzvah Day is CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM.

Please RSVP for lunch to 712-255-1990. Remember, these activities are in lieu of Midrasha classes.

Corfirmation Ceremony

Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to a Confirmation Ceremony

Friday, May 14th at 7:30 pm

The 2010 Confirmands include: Jacob Kaplan, Dylan Nelson, Laura Rogers, Alli Rosenthal and Allison Sachnoff.

Parents of the confirmands will host the Oneg following the service.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shabbat Speaker April 30th

Congregation Beth Shalom invites everyone to a Shabbat Service, Friday, April 30th at 7:30.

Following the service during the Oneg, Erica DeLeon, Executive Director of the Mary J. Treglia Community House will speak on diversity in the Siouxland community. Ms. DeLeon will focus on current immigration issues, both locally and on the national level. A question and answer period will follow.

1st Sioux City Jewish Film Festival

The 1st Sioux City Jewish Film Festival will be held on Sunday, May 16th and Thursday, May 20th at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.

"Sixty Six", a Paul Weiland family comedy, will be shown at 1:30 pm Sunday May 16th. Based on a true-life story, "Sixty Six" will take the audience to England in the summer of 1966 as events unfold for the biggest day in the life of 12-year old Bern's life: his bar mitzvah.

"Lemon Tree", Israel and Palestine - a conflict of cultures, will be shown at 7:30 pm Thursday, May 20th. An award winning Israeli film, Lemon Tree tells the story of two families who live on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information please call 712-255-1990.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Yom Ha'Atzmaut & Tolerance Week Activities

Celebrate Shabbat and Yom Ha'Atmaut at Congregation Beth Shalom on Friday, April 16th at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Greene will be joined by musicians from the Sioux City Symphony. An Israeli Oneg will follow.

The award winning film, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," will be shown at the Orpheum theater on Tuesday, April 13th at 8 pm. The showing is free and open to the public.

Congregation Beth Shalom will host a "Lunch and Learn" on Wednesday, April 14th from 12:00 - 1:00. Renata Zajdman, one of the people saved by the Polish network, will share her story. The event is free, but reservations are needed for the lunch. Please call 712-255-1990,

Yom HaShoah

Congregation Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 11th at 7:00 pm.

We come together to light the Holocaust candles: to remember those whom we know and those whose very names are lost.

Everyone welcome.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Musical Shabbat

Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to a musical Shabbat:
Friday Night Live
Friday, March 26th at 7:30 pm featuring Musicians
Dan Auerbach, Junior Darwin, Michele Grossman, Holly Haddad and Michele Ivener

Start the evening at 6:30 with a free Nosh of pizza and salad.

Please rsvp for the Nosh by calling 255-1990.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Passover Service Schedule

Congregation Beth Shalom Passover Services

Monday, March 29th: First Night Seder at 6:30 pm. Reservations required.

Tuesday, March 30th: First Day Services at 8:45 am

Thursday, April 1st: Passover Services at Minyan at 6:30 pm

Friday, April 2nd: Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah at 7:30 pm (Lay led)

Saturday, April 3rd: Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah at 9:30 am (Lay led)

Sunday, April 4th: Passover Services at Minyan at 8:45 am

Monday, April 5th: Seventh Day Passover at Northern Hills Minyan at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 6th: Eighth Day Passover & Yizkor at 8:45 am, Yizkor at 10:00 am appx

Passover Seder

Celebrate the Passover holiday at a Kosher Seder.

Monday, March 29th at 6:30 pm

Fee: $25 adults, $10 children 5- 12, Children under 5 free

Please rsvp by March 24th to Congregation Beth Shalom office at 255-1990. Request seating arrangements with your reservation.

Fiancial assistance available. Please call the director: 255-1990.

Goldstein Scholar

The Jewish Federation of Sioux City

Congregation Beth Shalom

and Morningside College

are proud to sponsor SARAH TANZER as the 2010 Harold & Bernice Goldstein Scholar in Residence.

Dr. Tanzer will speak at services Friday, March 19th at 7:30 pm. Her presentation is entitled "Jews and Christians Reading the Same Texts Differently: Creation as a Case in Point.

Tanzer will also speak at Morningside College on Thursday, March 18th at 7 pm.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lebowich Bar Mitzvah

The Lebowich and Fogleman families cordially invite you to a Shabbat Service
as Zachery David becomes a Bar Mitzvah.
Friday, March 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Oneg following services and
Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 9:30 am
Kiddish Luncheon following Services

Thursday, February 25, 2010

March 5th Shabbat Service

Congregation Beth Shalom's Shabbat Services on Friday, March 5th will be led by students in the 5th - 7th grade. Students will be discussing the "Where, What and Why of God" as their D'Var Torah.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Join the fun at Congregation Beth Shalom's Purim Celebration.
Sunday, February 28th at 11:00 am

Megillah Reading, Fun and Games, Dairy Brunch
Adults $5. Children under 12 - Free.

RSVP to the office at 255-1990 by February 24th.

Purim Celebration in lieu of Midrasha Classes

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sisterhood Shabbat

Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, February 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Please join us in honoring the women of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Family Shabbat February 12

Congregation Beth Shalom's Family Shabbat Service
February 12, 2010
6:30 pm followed by a Potluck Dinner

The service will be led by students from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade class. Please bring a dairy or pareve dish to share:
A-K: Main Dish
L -Z Salad, Vegetable or Dessert

Hope to see you there