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Congregation Bnai Jacob

Ethics Class Continues on Sunday,  August 2

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, August 2 at 10:30am with a Yahrzeit Minyan for Pam Friedman's father at 9:30am.  A copy of the study guide is available via email. 

Author Jennifer Teege - August 17

On Monday, August 17 at 7:00pm at the Allen County Public Library Auditorium - Downtown, author Jennifer Teege will speak about her singular and shocking memoir, "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past."  The book is now being published for the first time in English after appearing in Germany (where it spent more than six months on bestseller lists), Poland, France, Japan, Brazil, and Israel.  Ms. Teege's appearance is sponsored by:  The IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center; and Congregation Achduth Vesholom.

 Journalist Caroline Glick - August 20

Award winning journalist, author, and spokesperson for Israel's security, Caroline Glick will speak on "Israel and the Palestinians" on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30pm at Walb Union Classic Ballroom, Room 126, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne. Complimentary adjacent parking in Garage 2. Doors open at 6:00pm with limited seating for 450 and standing room for an additional 150. The evening is open and free to the community thanks to the generosity of the Harry W. Salon Foundation. 

In its Israeli Independence Day supplement in 2003, Maariv named Caroline Glick the most prominent woman in Israel. In December 2005, she was awarded the Ben Hecht award for Middle East reporting from the Zionist Organization of America. In January 2006, she was awarded the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel Media Watch. In May 2009 she received Bar Ilan University’s Guardian of Zion Award.

She published her first solo book, Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad, in 2008.  Her new book is, The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East.  

Caroline B. Glick grew up in Chicago and  made aliyah to Israel in 1991, two weeks after receiving her BA in Political Science from Columbia University in New York.  Caroline joined the Israel Defense Forces that summer and served as an officer for five and a half  years. From 1994-1996, as an IDF captain, she served as Coordinator of Negotiations with the PLO in the office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, acting as a core member of Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians.

In 1997 and 1998, she served as assistant foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From 1998-2000, she returned to the US for graduate school, receiving a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

After she finished graduate school, Caroline returned to Israel and began writing at Makor Rishon  newspaper, serving as chief diplomatic commentator.

In March 2002, she also accepted the position of Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. At the Post she writes two weekly columns, which are regularly syndicated. She is currently Senior Contributing Editor.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Caroline covered the US-led war in Iraq as an embedded journalist with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. Reporting for the Post, Maariv, Israel TV’s Channel 2, and the Chicago Sun Times, she was one of the only female journalists on the front lines with the US forces and the first Israeli journalist to report from liberated Baghdad.

Her writings, which have also been published in major US periodicals, journals, newspapers and online publications, focus on the strategic, cultural, and political issues challenging Israel and the United States.

From 2004-2012, Caroline served as the senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.

In 2012, she joined the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles as the Director of the Center’s Israel Security Project. She remains the Center for Security Policy’s adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs. In both capacities, she travels regularly to Washington to brief senior officials and members of Congress on issues of joint Israeli-American concern.  She lives in Mevasseret Zion, Israel with her family.

Gift Shop - 50% Off Shelf

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.  Come and take a look at our 50% off shelf!

 August Bulletin Here

The August 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.

Gordon's Food Service on Washington Center Road carries Pareve whip topping (Rich's) in the frozen food section.

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


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