Friday, December 8, 2000

Shabbat-O-Gram, Dec 7, 2000

 Shabbat Shalom

This is the weekend of the 30th Cantor's Concert, a moment of history for our congregation.  As, we think back to the incredible quality and diversity of what we have seen here over the years, I'm sure all of us will have our favorites.  As we compile this list, I suggest that we save room for the Zamir Chorale very close to the top.  I have followed them since I was a child and had the pleasure of hearing them just a year ago.  If you haven't yet decided to join us, I believe there will be tickets remaining at the door.  But get here early!  We all owe Hazzan Rabinowitz our deepest thanks for all that he does here, in particular, on this occasion, for introducing us to the wide spectrum of Jewish music.

We'll be visiting B'nai Jeshurun on Shabbat morning.  About 25 of us will be there, as of now.  There is still room on the bus, which will be leaving from the temple at 8:15 AM sharp, returning around 1:30.  Call to reserve a spot, or, if the spirit moves you that morning, just show up.  Or meet us there.  Anything you need to know about B.J. can be found at their Web site,


Educator Cherie Kohler Fox's eight ways to celebrate Hanukkah meaningfully:

An article explaining how Israel's election laws are making for unusual bedfellows.  You think it's confusing here??

Last Shabbat a roudy group protested outside of Joe Lieberman's home in New Haven?  Did the right wing protesters resort to anti-semitic sloganeering?  See for yourself in the New Haven Register, at

for the original report, and
for George Jepsen's response.  More disturbing than the rally itself, perhaps, are the reader's opinions that follow the stories.

Beth El Cares Starts A New Season!

All aboard!  We’re rolling forward at a good clip and we need YOU to hop on the Beth El Cares bandwagon.  We’re planning a number of programs and coordinating Mitzvah Projects with the Religious School.  With a little of your time we’ll be able to accomplish a lot.  See what we’re planning and take your pick of activities…no contribution of time or effort is too small…then, please call the committee chairs to find out how you can help us to help others.

Family Winter Coat Drive:  
We’re collecting coats and sweaters for the needy.  The goods will be donated to our friends at Person-to Person, who are doing a spectacular job of distributing food and clothes in our region.  A special Sunday morning tour of the Person-to Person headquarters in Darien will be informative and rewarding.  Drop off your donations at the synagogue from December 3-14.  We need volunteers to donate, collect and sort the goods.  A great tzedakah project for all!
Call Shelly Wunderlich at 968-1195

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