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Friday Night Services begin at 7:30 pm, Oneg following
Shabbat Morning Services begin at 9:30 am, Kiddush Lunch following,                    
1:00 Torah Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sukkah Construction!                                                             Thanks go out to those who helped build our sukkah this year! We’ll put the finishing touches on it and decorate it October 16th, at 2 PM. Join us for this fun event. Remember, there will be a Kiddush in the sukkah daily during Sukkot at 5 PM.



It is with a sad heart that we honor the memory of Joe Sacks. We love you and miss you! Baruch Dayan Ha’emet.

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Film Night

Would you like to see and learn more about Israel by watching movies?

Now you can!

Future series dates and films will be announced as they are determined. However, films under consideration include the following: Paradise Now (2005), Jellyfish(2007), Waltz with Bashir (2008), The Flat (2011), Footnote (2011), Fill the Void (2012), The Gatekeepers(2012)and Zero Motivation (2014).


Purim, 2016

Some of our local BBYO members did the Purim Spiel to wide acclaim! We all enjoyed a Hot Dog Supper and delicious homemade hamentaschen!



The Great Big Challah Bake

We participated in The Great Big Challah Bake, a worldwide event for Jewish women to emphasize the significance and symbolism involved in baking challah for Shabbat. We had lots of fun and our challah turned out beautifully!







Rabbi Stephen Listfield

IMG_2100aRabbi Stephen Listfield visits about 9 times throughout the year. He leads Erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning Services. After the Shabbat Luncheon, he conducts a learning/study class. On, Sunday we have a brunch with time to chat with the Rabbi.

Rabbi Listfield is comes to us from the Atlanta area, where he is retired. Sometimes his wife, Leslie, visits too.

Rabbi Stephen Listfield began his education with a BA from Rutgers, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He continued his studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, receiving his MA and graduating as the class valedictorian. He also studied at Princeton and at Yale Graduate School, as well as the Sorbonne in Paris and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a congregational rabbi for 39 years, since his ordination from JTS.

Rabbi Listfield’s extensive experience started in Hollywood, FL, as Associate Rabbi of Temple Sinai, then continued as Associate Rabbi in Washington, DC, at Adas Israel. While in Washington, he created the largest synagogue singles program in America and is responsible for over 100 marriages.































































































































































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