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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Passover Service Schedule

Congregation Beth Shalom invites everyone to our Passover Services:

  • Monday, April 18th Evev Passover: 6:30 pm Community First Seder

  • Tuesday, April 19th First Day: 10:00 am Morning Service with Torah & Haftorah Reading

  • Thursday, April 21st: 7:30 pm Hol Hamoed Pesah Minyan

  • Friday, April 22nd: 7:30 pm Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

  • Saturday, April 23rd: 9:30 am Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

  • Sunday, April 24: 8:45 am Hol Hamoed Pesah Minyan

  • Monday, April 25th: 7:30 pm Seventh Day Pesah Minay at Northern Hills

  • Tuesday, April 26: 10:00 am Eighth Day Pesah & Yizkor Service

Watch for more information on the Community Seder!

2011 Goldstein Lecture

The Jewish Federation of Sioux City, Congregation Beth Shalom

and Morningside College are proud to sponsor

A. J. Jacobs as the 2011 Goldstein Scholar in Residence.

The Goldstein Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 17th at 7:30 pm in the Yockey Community Room, Olsen Center, 3609 Peters Ave., Morningside College.

A. J. Jacobs will speak on "My Year of Living Biblically." He is the editor-at-large at Esquire magazine and author of three New York Times bestsellers. The Year of Living Biblically was released in 2007.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Purim Celebration

Congregation Beth Shalom will sponsor the annual Purim Celebration on Sunday, March 20th from 11:00 am - 12:30. There will be fun for all ages with games and prizes at our Purim Carnival. he day will begin with the Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel at 11:00 am. The carnival will begin immediately following the reading. A dairy lunch will be served at noon: adults $5 and children under 12 free. Please rsvp to the office at 255-1990.

The Purim Celebration is in lieu of Midrasha classes. Also, don't forget Shabbat Services on Friday, March 18th will switch to 7:30 pm.

Adult Ed: Hillel and Shamai

The latest in our Adult Education series will discuss: Hillel and Shamai: Same Torah, Different Interpretations of Jewish Thought and Law. The class will be held at CBS on Sunday, March 13th from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

Hillel the Elder was one of the greatest sages of the Second Temple period. Hillel sought to bring people closer to the Torah through his ethical, religious teachers which were preserved in a series of proverbs. Shammai, the founder of the great school of Bet Shammai, took a stringent attitute as compared with the more lenient one of Bet Hillel. We will compare and contrast their judicial teachings of Jewish law.

CBS and Midrasha Mitzvah Day

All congregants, children and parents of CBS are encouraged to participate in the annual Mitzvah Day projects on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 10:15 - 12:55.

Participants will pack Passover gifts for our Jewish troops at CBS from 10:15 - 10:45. We will then move to the Crittenton Center - Stella Sanford, 1724 Geneva Street to provide some needed cleaning help to the daycare center.

Please call the office at 255-1990 to help with the day of giving.

Brotherhood Shabbat

Please join us in honoring the men of Congregation Beth Shalom

at Brotherhood Shabbat on March 4th, 2011 at 6:30 pm. Oneg immediately following