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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.