Announcements, Updated Mon., Apr. 23

This week’s parshios: Acharei Mos-Kedoshim
Candle Lighting Fri., Apr.
27: 7:00 PM
(No later than 7:20)

Respect Mikvah privacy! Do not use Washington Park door after dark.

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YAK vs. Distinguished Gentlemen
Thu., May 10, 7 PM
@ Simon Family JCC
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Shavuos Learning Program
@ B’nai Israel
Motzaei Shabbos May 19, 11:30 PM
– Sun., May 20, 5 AM
followed immediately by Shacharis.

Women’s Shabbos Class

This summer, a text-based study,

Eishes Chayil: Ancient Wisdom
for Women of Today
by Shira Hochheimer

To sign up to supply prepared meals for the Zelikoviches, click here.

Partners in Torah
Monday evenings 8 PM
@ Simon Family JCC

Sun., May 13, 6:30 PM
@ B’nai Israel
Rabbi Haber‘s
Monday Night Class
Mesillas Yesharim
Mon., 6:45 PM @ B’nai Israel

Rabbi Haber teaches
Pirkei Avos: An Historical, Philosophical, and Mystical Perspective

@ Simon JCC
Mondays, 12 Noon
through May 14

Yom Ha’Atzma’ut
Articles 5778
 HaModia Article
about our community
Important Message
from the Vaad HaKashrus
of Tidewater
Keep up the conversation
once you’ve contacted HT.
They’re interested in working with us,
want to know we mean to patronize
them if they invest in our needs.
Call 410-610-7888 or
click image to order  online.
Text NORFOLK to 31996
to receive future notifications.

Current order is now closed
Next delivery date Sun., Apr. 29

Upcoming Graduations
YAK, Sun., Jun. 17
BINA, Mon., Jun. 18
Toras Chaim, Thu., Jun. 21

Tomer Devorah
meets 12 Noon Tuesdays
@ B’nai Israel.
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OU Advocacy’s
Leadership Mission
to Washington, DC

June 13
See Rabbi Haber to sign up.

Pirkei Avos:
Practical Lessons for Life
@ B’nai Israel on Shabbos
50 minutes before mincha

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for info and to order

by 8 AM Thursdays.
Sisterhood Flower Fund
The Sisterhood provides
fresh flowers for the bimah for Yomim Tovim. Mail contributions to Irene Mazel or Frances Berger.

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Keep the matching grant in mind as you donate to support shul maintenance and repairs! Click image for details.
BINA Carwash
Gift Cards Are Back!
At the
Leon Family Gallery
@ Simon Family JCC
Courageous Expressions
Produced by
Israeli Society for Autistic Children (the ALUT Institute)
Hurricane Relief:
OU helping Houston
and Puerto Rico
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B”H, more simchas to share.
Support The Ann Zukerman
Shtick Gemach to make
chasunas even more fun!

727 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517
We’re past the fast.
Time for a savory meal!

Want to learn more about our community? Click image to open printable brochure about
B’nai Israel and Jewish Norfolk.

Bnai Israel Walk-in Freezer Reminder
Once you’ve asked permission to store
a few items in the freezer, please be  sure your name is on your bag or box.
Items not clearly marked will be considered abandoned.
Such products will be thrown away or used by the shul at its discretion.

Food Policy Reminder:
Any food served or eaten
anywhere in the shul building
must be prepared in a facility that
is under the Vaad or be sealed
and bear a Vaad approved
Kosher symbol.
Homemade food is not allowed.
The only exception is in BINA
areas during school hours.



Maos Chittim

Jewish Law mandates donation of funds to ensure that our neighbors also have the means to prepare Pesach. Please contribute to our local maos chittim (“wheat money”) fund with a check to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. Bring it to Rabbi Haber or the office. Thank you to all who have contributed. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Orthodox Union in supplementing maos chittim funds of our community.

Also, if you are able to host individuals or families for the sedarim, please contact Rabbi Haber.

B’nai Israel Calendar

We’re getting ready to compile the latest edition of the B’nai Israel Calendar. This useful calendar provides a handy reference for local businesses, holiday candle lighting times, birthdays, anniversaries, and yahrzeits. The ads and inscriptions we sell and purchase help us raise funds to keep B’nai Israel Congregation active and healthy as the Orthodox Shul for all Jews in Tidewater.

Please join us in:

* Selling ads to operators of businesses you patronize and/or advertising your own enterprise.
* Buying ads with your personal messages or to honor or remember people .dear to you.
* Listing dates important to you and your family.

The forms linked below are modified for the website. You will receive these same forms in the shul e-mail on the full shul letterhead. Contact people you know who might benefit from reaching us as potential customers. Our advertising space is reasonably priced and reaches a group of very busy target consumers who appreciate the convenience of local businesses that meet our needs. Good for us and good for our advertisers!

See forms for due dates for submissions:
Cover letter for ads & inscription – 2018

Ad Blank for 2018 calendar
Form for Inscriptions