Community Hanukkah Party

4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17
Bloedel Donovan Pavillion

Celebrate with yummy food, Hanukkah-themed crafts, a Dreidel Spin-off and Dreidel “drop,” Kesher class performances, music and singing, and lighting the Hanukkah candles.

Purchase Hanukkah candles online -- 100 percent of proceeds go toward the Hanukkah party!

4th Night for Others

Consider a break from presents in your house and instead shop for a new toy or book for a child of any age to be given to the nonprofit PLLAY (Programs to Lighten the Lives of Adults and Youths — They provide women in need the opportunity to “shop” for their children this holiday season. Bring it to our Shabbat/Hanukkah service Dec 15. We hope you’ll join us in this mitzvah.

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Board Information

November 14, 2017 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Gateway Center, 1313 E. Maple St.  The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. December 12, 2017 at the Gateway Center, 1313 E. Maple St.  

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Katie Edelstein and Miriam Schwartz, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

Upcoming Events

12.12.2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Board Meeting
12.15.2017 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Pre-Service Nosh @ BUF
12.15.2017 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Shabbat evening service @ BUF
12.16.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study @ Cordata Co-op Roots Rm
12.17.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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