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Shul Weekly Calendar for Sun., January 4, to Sun., January 11, 2009
(8-15 Tevet, 5769)
Shul President: Mark Lillianfeld January Sisterhood Co-Presidents: Jo Gartenhaus/Sonya Garfinkel
January 9 --11: Rabbi Rascoe will be in Lafayette Jan. 9: Friday: 8 p.m. Shabbat Evening Services
Jan. 10: Saturday, 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Egalitarian Services
* Refuah schlemah
Please keep the following people in your prayers and thoughts: Madelyn
Lillianfeld, Herman Cember, Fritz Friedlaender, Sarah Raskin, Leslie
and Barney Axelrod.
For the "mishaberach" list, please remember that on Shabbat morning, a
minyon is needed in order to be able to read the Torah and say the
mishaberach prayers. Your attendance then and/or at Friday night
services (for people who want to say kaddish) is greatly needed and is a
mitzvah. (Please let us know names to be added and/or taken off the list.
We especially look forward to the good news that someone can be
removed from the list.) * Condolences to the Sanders
We send heartfelt condolences to David Sanders
and his family on the
death of his father. To the Sanders
family, we offer: "Ha-Makom
yenahem etkhem b'tokh sha ar aveilei Tzion vYerushalayim--May the
Omnipresent comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and
reported that he will be returning to Lafayette on
Sunday, January 11. In addition to saying kaddish for his father, the
will be observing the Yahrzeit of Mimi Sanders
January 12. He would like to have a minyan at the shul at 9:45 p.m. on
January 11. (The late hour is because many people may be attending a
Convo earlier that evening.) Also on Monday, January 12, he would like a
7:30 a.m. minyan at the shul, and a 5:15 p.m. minyan at Hillel. Please
via e-mail to [email protected]
if you can help with any
or all of the minyanim.
* Mazel Tov Esther Chosnek
sends us the news that Ed
and Becky Chosnek's
daughter, Erin Chosnek Willis
had a baby girl on December 21. MAZEL
TOV to the Chosnek
family and to Erin Chosnek Willis
, her husband
, and his family. All are happy and doing well. The baby's
name is Sabrina Isabel Chosnek Willis. * Welcome back!
Former Sons of Abraham members, Mike
and Penny Adler
, who moved
to California, have moved back and are living in Monticello. We are
delighted by their return and hope to see them back on a regular basis at
Shabbat services. * January Shul Bulletin online
The January Shul Bulletin is now available on the Shul Web site
(http://www.soalafayette.org/). For the January bulletin, click on
http://www.soalafayette.org/PDFs/SOA_Jan_2009.pdf. * January Egalitarian/Mechitzah Shabbat minyans
The egalitarian Shabbat morning minyon will be on January 10th, at 10
a.m., and the mechitzah Shabbat morning minyan will be on January
24th, at 10 a.m. * Upcoming events for your calendar:
The next Shul Bulletin will be the issue for February, so if you have events
or announcements before then and also to add to this list of events, send
them to Mickey Harris
for the Weekly Update and to Alan Garfinkel
inclusion in the Monthly Bulletin. Alan
also asks us to send digital photos
to decorate the bulletins.
January 13: Tues., 7:30 p.m. Sisterhood Board Meeting, at the home of
January 15: Thurs. 8 p.m. Shul Board Meeting
January 16: 8 p.m. Shabbat evening services
January 17: Sat., 10 a.m. Shabbat morning services
January 20: Tues., 7:30 p.m. Sisterhood General Meeting, program: meet at Chico's for a wardrobe party January 23-25: Rabbi Rascoe will be in Lafayette January 23: 8 p.m. Shabbat evening services January 24: Sat., 10 a.m. Shabbat mechitzah morning services January 30: 8 p.m. Shabbat evening services January 31: Sat., 10 a.m. Shabbat morning services
* Some Jewish humor David Steinberg:
"Fortunately, my parents were intelligent, enlightened
people. They accepted me exactly for what I was: a punishment from
* * * * * * * * * Jackie Mason:
"My grandfather always said, 'Don't watch your money;
watch your health.' So one day while I was watching my health, someone
stole all my money. It was my grandfather."
* * * * * * * * *
Opening his front door, the Rabbi found himself face to face with the
local priest. "Rabbi, may I have a few words with you?" asked the priest.
"Of course, Father," replied the Rabbi somewhat nervously.
"Rabbi," began the priest, "It must be evident to you that in this town we
are plagued by thieves. Scarcely a day passes without one of my flock
coming to me bemoaning the fact that his house has been broken into.
On the other hand, I have noticed that thieves do not bother you Jews
nearly as much."
"Father, you are correct." "Yes, but why is that?" inquired the priest. "Look at this little box here on the side of my door post," said the Rabbi. "It's called a mezuzah. We Jews believe that when we put a mezuzah on the entrances to our houses, the Holy One, may His Name be blessed, protects both us and our property." "In that case," replied the priest, "I must have one!" Not wishing to be the cause of an incipient pogrom, the Rabbi reluctantly handed over a mezuzah to the priest. Some two weeks later the Rabbi was awakened by the sound of someone pounding violently on his door. Dressing himself hastily, he made his way down the stairs. "Who's there?" the Rabbi asked tremulously. "Open the door! Open the door!" screamed a voice on the other side.
Leaving the door on the latch, the Rabbi cracked the door wide enough to see the priest standing in front of him, his eyes wild with great distraught. "What happened?" asked the terrified Rabbi. "Were you not protected from robbers?" "I was! But these people were worse than robbers!" screamed the priest. "Who are they?" asked the rabbi. "Fundraisers!" * * * * * * * * *
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