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Congregation Bnai Jacob

Minyanim Help Needed


We are honored to have artist, Tobi Kahn in Fort Wayne from April 23-26th.  Mr. Kahn recently lost his father and has asked us to arrange minyanim allowing him to honor his father’s memory.  This is a mitzvah for us to be able to provide this service for him.  PLEASE let us know if you can participate in ANY or ALL of the following services.  Email Jan Sarratore directly ( to let her know which services you can participate in.  She will keep a list of those expected.  This is an egalitarian minyan (women CAN participate).

Thursday, April 23rd  - led by Rabbi Kornspan at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art - 6:45 p.m. in a private room.

Friday, April 24th – led by Rabbi Kornspan at B'nai Jacob synagogue – 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 25th – led by Rabbi Cattapan at the Temple – 10:00 a.m.  (If the weather is nice, Jaki & Eric Schreier will be walking from the Downtown Hilton to the Temple with Mr. Kahn in time for the 10:00 a.m. service.  If the weather is not nice, the service will be held at the Hilton Downtown – you will be notified.)

Sunday, April 26th – led by Rabbi Kornspan at B'nai Jacob synagogue – 9:00 a.m. (Mr. Kahn will then be driven to the airport to catch an 11:30 a.m. flight.)

First Solo Exhibition by Jewish Artist

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, is proud to announce its first solo exhibition by a Jewish artist in the museum's history:  "Work and Worship:  Recent Paintings and Sculptures" by Tobi Kahn, from March 21-June 7, 2015.  A child of Holocaust survivors, Tobi Kahn has created spiritual expressions in both painting and sculpture that have been commissioned for Jewish centers and synagogues around the country.  A lecture and reception for the Jewish community will take place at the museum on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm.  Gifts in support of this lecture and reception are being sought by the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, a contributing sponsor.  To make a tax-deductible donation, please be in touch with the Federation at 456-0400.  You can learn more about this exhibit at

Ethics Class Continues on Sunday, April 26

An ethics class, lead by Rabbi Kornspan using  A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 1 - You Shall Be Holy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, began on December 7 and meets monthly with great attendance and a lot of good discussion.  The next class will meet on Sunday, April 26 (not April 19 as previously published).  Tallit and Tefillin begins at 9:00am; brunch will be at 10:00am; and the class will begin at 10:30am. A copy of the study guide is available via email. 

Shop for All Occasions

Our Gift Shop is supplied with beautiful items for all occasions including prayer shawls; kippot; mezuzot; Shabbat candles and candlesticks; challah covers; yahrzeit candles; serving dishes; framed art; B'nai Jacob cookbooks; Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts; jewelry; toys and books.  All reasonably priced. Open during office hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm

 April Bulletin Here

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


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.

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


Mon, 27 April 2015 8 Iyyar 5775