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09/27/2021 10:20:42 AM


Announcements & Upcoming Events

It is still Sukkot - eat in the B'nai Zion Sukkah. If you want to shake the lulav & etrog, please contact Rabbi Jana and she will make sure you have access to them.

Simchat Torah Evening Zoom Gathering with Rabbi Jana and Special URJ Music Video: Join Rabbi Jana to celebrate the Holy Day: Light Yizkor and Yom Tov candles together. Then watch a very special video called: Simchat Torah 5782: A Reform Movement Collaboration. The video is only 35 minutes, but includes wonderful music, Torah reading, and inspiration for the Holy Day and the new year. All of these will be on the B'nai Zion Zoom, so that we can visit with each other before and after the video (you will watch the video on Zoom with us). The video has a deaf interpreter for all of the words. The lyrics and words are also available in the pdf file HERE. - Logged-in Members CLICK HERE for the ZOOM. Everyone else can join us by using this form and receiving the details in an email. Monday, September 27 6:30pm-7:30pm

Office Closed: In observance of Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah - Tuesday, September 28

Simchat Torah Morning and Yizkor Services in-person and Zoom / OFFICE IS CLOSED: Simchat Torah is a Yom Tov (Holy Day) according to the Torah. It is also a day when we commemorate Yizkor, and remember all of our loved ones who have died. B'nai Zion plans to have an in-person (in the sanctuary) and Zoom service at 10 AM. If you are joining us in-person, please use the handicap entrance in the back of the sanctuary and wear a mask. We will be using prayerbooks in-person, and sharing the words with Zoom participants. Logged-in Members CLICK HERE for the ZOOM. Everyone else can join us by using this form and receiving the details in an email.
- Tuesday, September 28 10:00am-12:00pm

Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective: Rabbi Jana leads a discussion about Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective at the Oaks of Louisiana. - Wednesday, September 29 2:00pm-3:00pm

Shabbat Evening Service on YouTube: Inspirations: Rabbi Jana will be taking some time off and will not be in town for Friday night service, so we will not have an in-person service tonight. However, she has prepared a Shabbat Evening Service of Inspiration that can be seen on YouTube. Adam Philley has new recordings of the worship songs for the service - from inside the sanctuary with the new streaming camera - he looks wonderful from this angle! Rabbi Jana uses new and old inspirational material for a very special Shabbat Evening. There will not be a Zoom Oneg Shabbat after service this evening. - Friday, October 1 6:00pm-7:00pm

NO Zoom Torah Study or Shabbat Morning Service: There will not be Torah Study or Shabbat morning service this morning. Enjoy your Shabbat. Looking forward to seeing you for Torah Study and Service next week. - Saturday, October 2 9:45am-12:00pm

NO Together Tuesday on Zoom: There will not be a Together Tuesday this month. - Tuesday, October 5 6:00pm-7:00pm

Blessing of the Pets Shabbat & Simchah Shabbat Evening Service: We will celebrate and honor everyone with birthdays or anniversaries in October. Since this Shabbat we also read the Torah portion of Noah, we will Bless our Pets. Please send names and types of your pets for blessing or remembering by Wednesday, October 6 to be included in the service. During the Oneg Shabbat Zoom (which will start around 7:30pm) we can meet the pets "in person" or share pictures - on Zoom. - Friday, October 8 6:00pm-7:00pm

- September is Deaf Awareness Month to help raise awareness about the language, culture, and diversity of the Deaf community in the United States.

  • The Religious School has a special Mitzvah Project this month collecting books for the the Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center to share with or give to deaf or hearing impaired neighbors in our area. Bring books to B'nai Zion. 
  • ALSO, the special URJ SIMCHAT TORAH event tonight on Zoom will have an ALS interpreter for the video.
  • Plus, having the words on-screen for our services this month (for all holy day and Shabbat services) - both in-person and online - has allowed the hearing-impaired congregants and others be able to participate and appreciate our worship services in a more fulfilling way. 

We again want to thank the B'nai Zion for the new streaming equipment that allows us to provide better worship experiences for those in-person and online. Thank you to Rabbi Jana, Adam Philley, and Max for all of their extra efforts and time to find ways to use the technology to make meaningful and inspiring experiences - especially during the pandemic. 


We will have a Yizkor / Memorial Service tomorrow to remember everyone in our families who who have died. If it is your custom to light a Yizkor candle, you would light it tonight before sundown, before lighting the Yom Tov candles. (You can join Rabbi Jana on Zoom at 6:30 when she lights the candles.) 

We will use the Memorial Book created for 5782.

The names we will be remembering for Yahrzeit this week include:
September 26-October 2
09/26    Isaac Abramson
09/28    Jennie Abramson
09/26    Marion Berg
09/26    Nathan Bernstein 13-21
09/28    Augusta G. Brenner 11-19
10/02    Ester Nash Brodnax
09/28    Rosabel C. Cahn 43-04
10/02    Frances Feinberg
10/02  *Melvin Goldberg 32-18
09/26    Jacob Kaplan 11-12
10/01    Mary Leftridge
09/30    John Miller
09/29  *Neal H. Nierman 33-25
09/30    Anna Pincus
09/28    Max Rosenbloom
09/26    Isaac Ruben
09/27    Peggy B. Selber 12-11
09/26    Mollie Shapiro
10/02    Brenda Tafaro
10/02    Joseph Urfis
09/27    Lucile S Van Os 14-05
09/26    Barbara LeVine Weinstein 22-21
09/28    S. S. Weisman
10/01    David B. Weisman, Sr.

Sat, January 22 2022 20 Sh'vat 5782