This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:


Services for Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot will begin at 9:45 am this Saturday, October 7. Weather permitting, we will enjoy a Kiddush luncheon in the sukkah following services.


Sandy and Chaya Kessler would like to invite the congregation to lunch in their sukkah (4131 Lockwood Blvd. Youngstown, OH 44511) on Sunday, October 8, from 12-3 pm. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share!


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, 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!


High Holy Days Events and Services


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.



JCC Events


An Evening at the Opera: A Performance by Merav Eldan: Tuesday, October 10, 6-8 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $11/member, $15/non-member. Israeli-born mezzo-soprano singer Merav Eldan will perform a beautiful selection of well-known arias from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, and more. She will also feature popular songs from the classic musicals of L. Bernstein and Gershwin, as well as songs by the great American composer A. Copland. A light dinner will be served.


Human Rights under the Palestinian Authority: A Palestinian Perspective: Monday, October 16, 6-8 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Jerusalem-based political analyst and human rights pioneer, Bassem Eid, will discuss human rights violations under the Palestinian Authority and the effect of the BDS movement on the Palestinian people.


Movie & Lunch Bunch: The Zookeeper’s Wife: Wednesday, October 18, 12-2:30 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $8/member, $11/non-member. The Warsaw zoo flourishes under the stewardship of Dr. Jan Zabinsky and the care of his wife, Antonina. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly-appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. A light lunch will be served.


PJ Library: Challah Tots: Thursday, October 19, 6-7:30 pm. JCC. Join us for a fun-filled evening of kid-friendly challah-making to prepare for Shabbat! We will make the challah dough together, and you will take it home to bake for Shabbat the next day. Open to children 3-8; all children must be accompanied by an adult.


4th Annual Pumpkin Plunge: Friday, October 20, 4-6 pm. JCC Main Campus Pool. Free/member, $5/non-member.


Family Campout: Friday, October 20, 4 pm to Saturday, October 21, 7 pm. $38/member, $50/non-member (price includes food and transportation). Join us for a fun-filled outdoor weekend in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We will camp in the park, hike during the day, and take part in an educational program led by Akiva science teacher Ben Katz. This program is suitable for the whole family. Children over the age of 10 may come on their own. Equipment is available. Space for this program is limited. Contact Gon Erez for more details.


Wellness Program – The Flu Shot: Vaccination and Education: Flu shots distributed Friday, October 20, 10 am – 12 pm. Lunch and speaker 11:30 am – 12 pm. Please bring your insurance card for coverage; if you do not have insurance, the cost is $25. A light lunch will be served.


JCC Journeys – Waitress: Sunday, October 22. 11 am JCC departure. $65/member, $85/non-member. Dinner on your own. (Space is limited – register by October 6.) 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 off their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.


Mitzvah Day: What Mitzvah can WE do? Sunday, October 22, 11 am. JCC. The Social Action Committee of the JCRC is proud to present a Mitzvah Day program to the community. On Mitzvah Day 2017, we will learn about how we can make a positive difference to the world in which we live by giving our most valuable possession – our time! Guest speaker Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk, Senior Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Cleveland, will share about implementing Judaism’s teachings of Tikkun Olam – to repair the world – and will inspire participants to pursue social justice through social activism. Additionally, opportunities to register for 2017-18 Mitzvah projects will be presented.


Adult Cookie Decorating: Wednesday, November 1, 5:15-8 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $35/member, $47/non-member. Learn the beginning techniques of decorating with royal icing that ends in delicious and colorful cookie creations to take home and enjoy! Price includes instruction, a dozen cookies, tips, bags, and meringue powder to mix a fresh batch of icing.


Forgotten Jewish Foods with Chef Jeremy Umansky. Thursday, November 2, 6-8 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $8/member, $11/non-member. Did you know that foods ranging from ham to foie gras have Jewish roots? Did you know that latkes have been around since before Jews had even heard of or seen a potato? Join Cleveland-based Chef Jeremy Umansky on a journey through time and rediscover forgotten Jewish foods. You’ll kibbitz and nosh on unique and delicious foods that haven’t been enjoyed since before your great grandparents were born. Price includes food tasting and recipes to take home. Space is limited. Register by Friday, October 20.


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