Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:
Saturday, September 23: Services will be held at Heritage Manor; no services will take place at Ohev Tzedek this week.
Join Rabbi Dario Hunter at the Ohev Tzedek Cemetery at 9 am on Sunday, September 24, for Kever Avot, the traditional honoring of our departed loved ones with the recitation of El Maleh Rachamim.
Join us for the annual decorating the Ohev Tzedek sukkah on Sunday, October 1 at 10 am! Light refreshments will be served; please RSVP to the office by Tuesday, October 26.
The annual Second Harvest High Holidays food drive will run through Saturday, October 14. Second Harvest will welcome all non-perishable donations, but the following are most needed: peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, dry pasta, canned soup, macaroni and cheese, tuna, instant mashed potatoes, baby food, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. All donations can be placed in the yellow barrels in the Ohev Tzedek lobby. Please help us help the hungry in our community!
The Federation is updating the information in the Jewish Community Blue Book, a valuable tool to help “the best small Jewish Community” around be able to continue to stay in touch with each other. The directory is a valuable and handy source of information for members of the Jewish community and a great opportunity to advertise your business. If you have not already updated your contact information, please do so by contacting Kelli McCormick at the JCC.
Temple El Emeth and Rodef Sholom are pleased to announce the 13th annual card party and luncheon Tuesday, October 17, at 11 am will be held at Rodef Sholom. The $15 cost per person includes the luncheon. Please join the Sisterhoods for a wonderful day of cards, fellowship, and food. Please RSVP to the Rodef Sholom office with the reservation form that can be found in the Ohev Tzedek lobby (no phone reservations will be taken).
High Holidays Services and Programs
Erev Rosh Hashanah: September 20, 7:30 pm (candles at 7:05 pm). Services begin at 7:30 pm. Let us join together as a community to usher in the new year.
First Day of Rosh Hashanah: September 21, 9 am (candles at 8:02 pm). Services begin at 9 am. Junior congregation, led by Leigh Zircher, begins at 11 am (please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by 9/14). Tashlich immediately following services.
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah: September 22, 9 am. Services begin at 9 am. Junior congregation, led by Leigh Zircher, begins at 11 am (please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by 9/14).
Shabbat Shuvah: September 23, 9:45 am. Start the new year right by attending the first Shabbat service of the year! Shabbat Shuvah is, after all, the Sabbath of Return. Services will be held at Heritage Manor; no services will take place at Ohev Tzedek.
Kever Avot: September 24, 9 am. Meet Rabbi Dario Hunter at the Ohev Tzedek cemetery on Tippecanoe Rd. for the traditional honoring of our departed loved ones with the recitation of El Maleh Rachamim.
Sukkah Building: September 24, 10 am. Join us for the erecting of the Ohev Tzedek sukkah!
Kol Nidre: September 29, 7 pm (candles at 6:49 pm). The first service of Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre, begins at 7 pm.
Yom Kippur: September 30, 9:30 am. Services begin at 9:30 am. Junior congregation begins at 11 am (please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by 9/14). The sermon, with recitation of Yizkor, will begin around noon. From 2:30-5:30, we will break for study sessions (TBA) and then return at 5:30 for Minchah with a reading of Jonah and a discussion. Neilah will begin at 6:30. Havdalah service and the blowing of the shofar will take place around 7:45 pm; we will break fast immediately following the blowing of the shofar.
Sukkah Decorating: October 1, 10 am. Join us in decorating our sukkah for the holiday! Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by 9/26.
Erev Sukkot: October 4. (Candles at 6:41 pm)
Sukkot – First Day: October 5, 9:45 am (candles at 7:38 pm). Services begin at 9:45 am. A kiddush luncheon will be served in the sukkah (weather permitting).
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot: October 7, 9:45 am. Weather permitting, we will enjoy a sukkah luncheon following services.
Shemini Atzeret/Erev Simchat Torah: October 12 (candles at 7:27 pm). Shemini Atzeret services will begin at 9:45 am; Yizkor will be recited around 11 am. We will rejoin later in the evening, 6:30 pm, to celebrate Erev Shemini Atzeret. Come join the festivities as we celebrate the never-ending cycle of Torah with special aliyot, singing, dancing, and, of course, hot dogs! Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by 10/9.
Movie & Lunch Bunch: Hidden Figures: Tuesday, September 26, 12-2:30. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $8/member, $11/non-member. Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. A light lunch will be served.
Family Cookie Decorating: Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 pm. JCC. $34/member, $45/non-member. Join us for some family fun decorating sugar cookies with a back-to-school theme! Bring your child and work as a team to learn the basics of decorating from Cindy Velt of Cindy’s Canfield Cookies and Sugar Love Studios. Each family will receive six cookies to decorate and take home.
Nonviolence Parade and Rally: Sunday, October 1, 3:00 pm parade, 3:30 pm rally. Downtown Youngstown. Patricia Cunningham III will be recognized for her work in nonviolence and social justice.
Simeon Booker Award for Courage: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 pm. DeYor Performing Arts Center. The 2017 Simeon Booker Award for Courage will feature a panel discussion of national figured titled Intolerance in Today’s America. The speakers will discuss Islamophobia, racism, and antisemitism.
JCC Journeys – Waitress: Sunday, October 22. 11 am JCC departure. $65/member, $85/non-member. Dinner on your own. (Space is limited.) Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.