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Announcements for Congregation B’nai Jacob 3/11/16

75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge ● (203) 389-2111

Upcoming Events

Thursday March 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Kosher Wine Tasting with Larissa Nahari from The River

The River is a NY kosher wine distributor. Come and enjoy hors d’oeurvres while you taste and learn about Israeli, California, and Italian wines. Wine is available to order. Free event, please RSVP.

Saturday, March 19th Following Kiddush

Poetry and Medicine: Two Threads of the Jewish Tapestry

Cardiologist and CBJ member, Dr. Zaret will read a series of his poems, both published and new, dealing with themes of Judaism, healing and medicine. Their thematic relationships to each other and the rich past of Jewish and physician poets will be discussed.

Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00 am

The American Dream led by Rachel Ranis

Rachel teaches Sociology at Quinnipiac University, currently on “life in the cultures of the pluralistic American community”. She will explore with us the question of whether the American Dream is still meaningful and what this means for American Jewry.

Special Services

Saturday March 12th at 10:15 a.m. Family Shabbat

Students will lead the ‘junior congregation’ service and learn to read Torah. This will be a fun, dynamic service and a great way to gain familiarity with the Shabbat service.

Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Jacob’s Annual Purim Celebration

5:30-6:30pm     Family Megillah Reading

6:30-7:30pm     Purim Celebration & Dinner (Costume parade, games, crafts, & hammentaschen)

7:00-8:00pm   Full Megillah Reading

8:00pm             Adult Shpiel “The Late Show with Benny Jacobs”


Ongoing Learning

Monday at 7:30 p.m. Maimonides: Life and Thought with Rabbi Shapiro

March 7, 14, 28; April 4, 11, 18.

Every Week

Bread & Torah – Every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (Except when Shir Hadash occurs). Come learn parshat hashavua (the weekly torah portion) over bagels and coffee in the library with Rabbi Shapiro before 9:45 a.m. services.

Mah Jong & Canasta – Every Tuesday & Wednesday. Anyone can come in and play. We will be offering coffee “and” but feel free to bring a dairy lunch. Please call to reserve a table.

Daily Minyan – As a reminder, daily minyan is at 7:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. and Sunday morning minyan is at 9:00 a.m. Friday night services are at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

Gan Hayeled Sundays at 9:30 a.m. [During Religious School] – This is for three- and four-year olds and is a “drop off” experience. The curriculum is a play-based Judaic program, taking advantage of our long history of providing a warm, caring environment in which children can develop social skills while also learning about Jewish holidays, traditions and values.

All programs are open to the public. RSVP required when indicated.

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