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Kol Ha Bayit: Everyday fundraising is easier than you think- shop with scrip

08/13/2019 04:29:18 PM

Aug13

Treasurer Ellen Grady

 

Let me pose some questions to you: do you shop through Amazon? Do you get gas or coffee at Wawa or Sheetz when your tank is low, or buy groceries at Giant or Weis? Do you prefer Walmart for some things and Target for others? Do you shop for clothes at Old Navy, or Kohl’s? Do you shop at stores like Lowe’s for all your home DIY projects, or go out to eat in Central Park with your family, or go to the movies with friends? Do...Read more...

Kol Ha Bayit: A Final Word from president jobrack

07/31/2019 01:33:52 PM

Jul31

Robert Jobrack

 

I’ll begin with the end:

Thank you for the support you’ve given me as President of the Board the past two years Please extend ---or,  better yet, amplify --- this support for our new President, Tiina Rodrigue

I’ve served as President before and both times I’ve always felt that everyone in the congregation was rooting for me.  That’s a great feeling:  to know that while we may disagree or...Read more...

Kol Ha Bayit: Responding personally to anti-semitism

06/18/2019 12:26:50 PM

Jun18

Olivia Dolgin, with Margaret Rice

Encountering Anti-Semitism is something many Jewish people are familiar with and it cannot be ignored. Speaking up when someone presents you or others with false information, or baseless attacks on your faith or Israel, should be something everyone can find the courage to do and knowing how to refute claims and draw strength from your faith is a necessary tool in any disagreement or...Read more...

Kol ha bayit: How to respond to hate and anti-semitism

05/01/2019 12:26:11 PM

May1

President Robert Jobrack

What do we do when we face Anti-Semitism and attacks on Jewish congregations?  How do we as Jewish individuals do ANYTHING to react to this?  Here’s an answer:

Following the rampage Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in both hands in the attack, sent out a plea for Jewish people to pack houses of worship this Friday and Saturday.

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Kol ha bayit: leadership and voices

03/11/2019 02:30:38 PM

Mar11

President Robert Jobrack

Beth Sholom Temple has been around for over 80 years, and a lot of people have served on our Board of Directors. Almost all of them lacked the time, the experience, and the specific knowledge to feel entirely confident in this role, but all did it.

I know: as you read this you are thinking “There is no way I’ll ever serve on the board of directors.” In case you are having trouble articulating your reasons, here are four you can...Read more...

Kol Ha bayit: smile with bst & amazon!

02/19/2019 12:26:03 PM

Feb19

Treasurer Ellen Grady

Using Amazon Smile Reaps Benefits for BST!

In 2017 and 2018, members who made Amazon purchases using AmazonSmile raised just $232.76.  

Imagine how much more we'd earn if every BST member signed up for AmazonSmile! It's an...Read more...

kol ha bayit: scouting at BST

02/06/2019 11:27:48 AM

Feb6

Scouting Digest Author, with Lay Leader Mike Haas

Longtime Scout & Member of BST Honored with Write-Up in Scouting Digest

Dick Haas (affectionately known as “The Ancient One” or “TAO” to many throughout NCAC) and his son Mike have over 132 years of continuous BSA Scouting...Read more...

Kol ha bayit: purim festivities with vybs

02/05/2019 12:45:37 PM

Feb5

VYBS

For around 15 years, the VYBS youth group has been serving as the organizers and the leaders of the annual Purim Carnival at Beth Shalom Temple. Here are some questions answered by those who are in the youth group who have helped in previous...Read more...

Kol Ha bayit: adult education with isjl

02/04/2019 11:39:49 AM

Feb4

President Robert Jobrack

Adult Education with the ISJL

Visiting Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky offered an adult education talk on Jews and Slavery in the sanctuary on January 27. Rabbi Rozovsky is the Director of Rabbinical Services at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi.

Starting with Torah, Rabbi Rosovsky provided an overview of the Jewish people as slaves and slave owners. He reminded listeners that we...Read more...

kol ha bayit: the mid-year meeting

02/03/2019 01:34:28 PM

Feb3

President Robert Jobrack

Mid-Year Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all who attended the Mid-Year Congregational Meeting held on January 27th and February 2nd. We tried something new this year: we held the meeting in two different sessions to encourage attendance by members who have busy schedules.

Jim Swanson, Vice President Administration, provided an update on our security situation that has been assessed and updated since...Read more...

Kol Ha Bayit: New Year 2019

01/30/2019 11:07:53 AM

Jan30

President Robert Jobrack

Friends,

As we enter 2019 each of us should stop and ask:  what am I doing to contribute? I’ve sent in my membership commitment.  I’ve been driving the kids to Religious School. I lit candles during Chanukah.   I think I am up-to date on dues payments and I sent in a contribution for the end of year appeal.  I’m good, right?

It’s not enough.  

I believe that the future of Reform...Read more...

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