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Congregation Bnai Jacob

High Holidays Schedule

SELICHOT - Saturday, September 24, 8:00pm, Maariv, Havdalah and Selichot Services

KEVER AVOT CEMETERY VISITATION - On Sunday, September 25, Congregations Achduth Vesholom and B'nai Jacob will hold the Kever Avot Cemetery Visitation, led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko and Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan.  1:00pm at Lindenwood Cemetery; 2:30pm at The Jewish Cemetery

ROSH HASHANA - Sunday, October 2 at 7:30pm, Erev Rosh Hashana Services

Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4 at 8:30am, 1st and 2nd Day Rosh Hashana Services 

Tashlich, led by Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan, will be on Monday, October 3 following services.   Congregants are encouraged to come to this or to the later afternoon Tashlich, which will be led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko.

YOM KIPPUR - Tuesday, October 11, 6:45pm Mincha; 7:00pm Kol Nidre

Wednesday, October 12, 8:30am Shacharit with Yizkor at approximately 11:00am; 5:15pm Mincha; 6:30pm Neilah; 7:30pm Maariv; 7:46pm Havdalah; Break the Fast is sponsored by Marc Nusholtz and Mary Wilger.  Reservations for Break the Fast are required and are due to the office by Noon on Wednesday, October 5.  

October Bulletin and Calendar are Here

The October bulletin and calendar are now available under the Newsletters tab to the left.


September is Hunger Action Month

Congregation B'nai Jacob is taking part in Associated Churches Hunger Action Month Food Drive to benefit the needy in the Fort Wayne community.  During the month of September all are encouraged to donate canned and boxed food.   A marked barrel is located in the synagogue hallway where items will be collected.

High Holiday Workshop and Dinner - September 22

On Thursday, September 22 there will be a high holiday workshop and dinner at the home of Mike and Paula Adams.  6:00pm Mincha service; 6:15pm dinner and workshop.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the synagogue office (260-672-8459) by Thursday, September 15.   

Lulav and Etrog Orders - September 26 Deadline

Rabbi Kornspan is accepting orders for Lulav and Etrog now through Friday, September 23, 2016.

                        Standard Set              $36.00

                        Quality Set                 $40.00

                        Prime Set                    $47.00

                        Deluxe Set                  $56.00

                        Superior Set               $66.00

Checks are to be made payable to Rabbi's Discretionary Fund and noted for Lulav and Etrog.

Ethics Class Continues - November 6

Our class is studying Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s  book:  A Code of Jewish Ethics.  The next session meets Sunday, November 6, at 10:30am.  We will continue to discuss the values and ethics found in the Torah.  Each class is preceded by Tallit and Tefillin at 9:30am and a light brunch.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is well supplied with items for holiday occasions, including seder plates, matzah trays and covers, washing cups, menorahs, toys for children, and greeting cards.  The shop also has a nice selecton of prayer shawls; kippot; mezuzot; Shabbat candles and candlesticks; challah covers; yahrzeit candles; framed art; cookbooks; Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts; jewelry; and books.  All reasonably priced and proceeds benefit the work of the Sisterhood. Cash and checks accepted.  Open during office hours. Please see the monthly calendar for office hours.  (Link above on right side of this page.)

Kosher Around Town

Aldi's on Lima Road carries packaged crescent rolls, biscuits and pie crusts that are heckshered (marked Kosher). Very exciting news since no other store has the same items available for the Kosher consumer.

The new Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market on Coldwater at Coliseum has a nice selection of heckshered cakes, prepared foods and cheeses for the Kosher consumer as well.

Earth Fare on Dupont Road has Kosher turkey and meats available.  Call Zach Hull at Earth Fare for more information.  260-416-3550

Also, the Kroger Marketplace at Coventry is still bringing in fresh Kosher meat and deli on a regular basis.  Kroger also carries small containers of Pareve coffee whitener (Rich's) in the frozen food section.

Gordon's Food Service on Washington Center Road carries Pareve whip topping (Rich's) in the frozen food section.  GFS also carries red and green food containers from Cambro with blue available by order.  These containers can be used, according to color, for kosher purposes of separating meat, milk, and Pareve products. 

Please support all of these stores in their efforts to help the Jewish community of Fort Wayne.


Mon, 24 October 2016 22 Tishrei 5777