Friday, May 17, 2002

Shabbat (and Shavuot)-O-Gram for May 17-18, Sivan 6-7, 5762

  Shabbat (and Shavuot)-O-Gram for May 17-18, Sivan 6-7, 5762

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Temple Beth El, Stamford, Connecticut


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SHABBAT SHALOM, and Happy Shavuot, and Mazal Tov to our 12 Adult B'not Mitzvah!




JUST THE FACTS: Services and Such (N.B. 7 PM Fri night, outdoors)


Friday Night: Candles: 7:48: PM

Shabbat and Shavuot Ma'ariv service: 7:00 PM, OUTDOORS (weather permitting -- dress is casual).

Tot Shabbat (Shavuot) Service: 7:15 PM (in the lobby)

Shabbat Morning (Second Day of Shavuot): Adult B'not Mitzvah as well as Yizkor service.

P'sukey d'zimra (psalms and meditations) 9:15 and Shacharit: 9:30

Children's Services: 10:30, in the chapel (grades 3 - 6) and downstairs in the Kindergarten room for younger grades. This week's jr. cong. is hosted by grade 5

MAZAL TOV -- to all our B'not Mitzvah!

Morning Minyan: Daily at 7:30, Sundays at 9:00


Spiritual Journey on the Web:





ISRAEL AND THE WAR ON TERORRISM -- Krauthammer on why Sharon's tactics have worked

Summit of Evil
"Leaders of al Qaeda, militant Palestinian groups Hamas and Hezbollah, and a number of other groups linked to terror held a summit in Lebanon in late March," ABC News reports. "At the Lebanon meeting, the groups discussed tactics and the possibility of an unprecedented level of joint activity, U.S. officials said--including a possible new round of attacks against America, Great Britain, and other targets."

If this report is accurate, it should silence once and for all anyone who claims that Israel's war on terror is somehow less legitimate than America's. But it probably won't.




 Quote of the Week:





Mazal Tov to Alix and David Eben, on the birth of Sydney Rachel. Also, Mazal Tov the grandparents, Joe and Barbara Field


From our Youth Center:



KADIMA (Grades 6-8) BBQ & Softball Game at the Stamford JCC

Wednesday, May 29th 3:30-5:30 pm

$7 for JCC members, $10 for non-memebers, Drop-ins at $3

RSVP to Marcie at 322-6901 ext.324 or e-mail


8th Graders & USY (Grades 9-12)

Thursday, May 23rd FREE EVENT!! FREE FOOD!!

Final Lounge Night

6-8/8:30 pm

come for pizza, snacks & movie

also...get info on upcoming events as when as info on next year's calendar of events

CALLING ALL LEADERS... we will be discussing the 2002-2003 chapter board

*final event forms due to Marcie by this event*

RSVP to Marcie at 322-6901 ext.324 or e-mail



Sunday, June 9th leave Beth El at 9:00 am, return 9:00 pm

$50.00 Includes: admission to both parks (Six Flags New England & Kingdom Water Park),

bus transportation, dinner & program at Temple Beth El, Springfield, MA

*If you are a season pass holder, your cost is $30.00.


RSVP to Marcie at 322-6901 ext.324 or e-mail


FAMILY FUN DAY - ALL GRADES: Bridgeport Bluefish Game

Sunday, June 23rd


RSVP to Marcie at 322-6901 ext.324 or e-mail with your # of tickets requested by

Monday, May 27th.


Entering Grades 6-12: Encampment

August 20-25 Camp Ramah in the Poconos

watch your mail for more information, or contact Marcie at 322-6901 ext.324 or e-mail

2002 Senior Class: watch your mail for staff application




Friday Night Outdoor Services

weather permitting (otherwise we'll be indoors, but still at 7:00),




Outreach to Young Jewish Singles

So, you’ve come to the Greater Stamford area and you are interested in the who’s who and the what’s what in the Jewish world. Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out. Through a grant provided by Michael Steinhardt, project SHA’AR was developed to provide information about and/or formulate welcoming Jewish educational, cultural and social programs that are geared to the interests of young Jewish singles. SHA’AR is your link to existing Jewish organizations in the Greater Stamford community.

SHA’AR will provide information about the existing Synagogues, so that you can find the one that fulfills your religious needs. A number of programming options will be available to fulfill your Jewish religious and educational desires. Additionally, SHA’AR can connect you to the popular Young Jewish Professionals singles group to accommodate your social interests.

Our program is unique, due to the fact that SHA’AR involves you in the development process of the project and that its coordinator is 26, single and can relate to and understand the needs of the young Jewish single.

For more information please contact Dan Rozett, Coordinator of SHA’AR, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

203.321.1373 ext. 115 or



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