Hanukkah Party Date Change and Survey Reminder

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Please note that the date has been changed for our special community-wide joint Hanukkah celebration to Sunday, December 10 at 5:30 pm. It’s the Not-Yet-Hanukkah Hanukkah Celebration! The celebration will still be held at Congregation Rodef Sholom (1119 Elm St. at the corner of Elm and Woodbine in Youngstown).

The party will include a gourmet salad bar and latkes, pizza and chips for the kids, sufganiyot and ice cream for dessert, musical entertainment, and a children’s program led by our Israeli schlichim, Gon and Shai Erez. The party will feature human dreidel, latke throw, jam jam, donut decorating, Hanukkah arts and crafts, and, of course, the now famous World Series of Dreidel!

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, December 6. If you call the Ohev Tzedek office, we will RSVP for everyone from the shul all at once.

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Please also note that the deadline for completing the 2017 Post High Holidays survey is Monday, November 27. The link is here for your convenience: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL28KVC

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

In our last bulletin mailing, we included a post High Holidays survey. If you have not yet done so, please send your anonymous response in as soon as possible; we would like to discuss the survey results at the Board meeting this Wednesday. For your convenience, the survey has been replicated electronically via SurveyMonkey here (also anonymous): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL28KVC

 

It has been a real pleasure to see how many congregants have stepped forward during this time of transition to lead our services. Many people have expressed an interest in learning to lead various parts of the Shabbat morning service including:

  • Birkot Hashachar & P’sukei d’zimrah (early morning service)
  • Shacharit
  • Torah service
  • Torah reading
  • Haftorah reading
  • Musaf

Please email Sandy Kessler (sjkes@aol.com) to let him know if you are interested in pursuing this and, if so, which of the parts you would like to learn. We’ll then arrange an organizational meeting time to work out the time details.

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Shabbat services (Torah portion: Vayera) will begin at 9:45 am. The Kiddush luncheon following services has been sponsored by Barbara Goldberg in memory of her father, Herman Lefsky.

Join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck! We will meet in Boardman Park’s Elton Beard Family Cabin at 6 pm on Friday, November 17. All are welcome! Please bring your favorite vegetarian/dairy dish to share. Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Thursday, November 16, and let us know what you will be bringing.

Rodef Sholom will be hosting a stained glass concert, featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Randall Craig Fleisher), on Sunday, November 5, at 2 pm. Refreshments provided by the Sisterhood will follow the concert in Strouss Hall. All are welcome – no admission. Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

This year, the community Hanukkah party will be hosted by Rodef Sholom on the first night of Hanukkah (Tuesday, December 12) at 6 pm. All area temples will be participating in this year’s celebration, which will feature a gourmet salad bar and latkes from all three synagogues, musical entertainment, a children’s program by Gon and Shai Erez (our Israeli schlichim), and the annual World Series of Dreidel! Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, December 11; we will then forward all of OT’s reservation info to Rodef.

Shabbat services (Torah portion: Lech Lecha) will begin at 9:45 am. The kiddush luncheon following services has been sponsored by Sandy and Chaya Kessler and family. Students from Chaya’s classes will be joining us for services this Shabbat. Please make every effort to attend to help us in welcoming them. Continue reading

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