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Congregation Bnai Jacob

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - 11/24/15

The annual community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00pm at the Temple, 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Sister M. Elise Kriss, President of the University of St. Francis, will deliver the message. The service will include representatives of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Hindu congregations.

Please support this important community event and the strong bonds we share with people of faith in the Fort Wayne community. Donations collected at the service will support St. Mary’s Parish Soup Kitchen. A reception will follow the service.

Gift Shop - Hanukkah Arrives Early on Dec. 6

The first night of Hanukkah is December 6!  Shop early for the best selection of snow globes; sun catchers; dreidels; games; toys; paper goods; greeting cards; decorations; serving dishes; chanukiahs and candles; and lots and lots of wrapping paper!  Plus, it is well supplied with 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. Open during office hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pmWeek of Thanksgiving Monday and Tuesday only.

Getting to and from B'nai Jacob

Effective immediately and until further notice, the Indiana Department of Transportation has closed the entrance to and exit from Bittersweet Moors Drive at U.S. 24 West.  The disruption is due to a box culvert replacement project on U.S. 24 West between Homestead and Amber Roads.  Completion of the project is expected by November 20, 2015. This means all members and visitors to the synagogue must use alternative routes.  Please carefully study the link below for access ways at Dell Loch Way via Homestead Road; and Glen Lake Drive via Amber Road.  If necessary, please call the synagogue office at 672-8459 for further assistance with directions.

Hanukkah Celebration - December 9

Please join us for an evening of music and fun as we celebrate Hanukkah together on Wednesday, December 9!  Our traditional hot dog dinner, including potato latkes, will be served at 5:30pm. Each adult and child is welcome to bring a gently used, wrapped gift for a white elephant exchange.  Bring your menorah for a congregational candle lighting!

Please RSVP to the congregation office by December 1, 2015.

Ethics Class Continues - December 13, 2015

The Ethics Class, based on "A Code of Jewish Ethics" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and led by Rabbi Kornspan, continues on Sunday, December 13 at 10:30am.  Tallit and Tefillin at 9:30am.  For more information, please call the synagogue office at 260-672-8459.

Confronting the Shoah - Register by 12/28/15

The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne (JFFW) cordially invites you to attend its six-session program Confronting the Shoah. The adult education course, which has been offered annually since 2004, will provide participants with comprehensive contextual and historical knowledge regarding the Nazi Holocaust. Presented by Dr. David Lindquist and taking place at the Temple, the course will begin at 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 5 and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays.  No cost for teachers and Federation members.  $5.00 for others to cover costs of materials.  Please call the Federation at 260-456-0400 or email by December 28 to register.  Major funding for the program is provided by the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation and by gifts to the JFFW’s Annual Campaign.

 November Bulletin Here

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


5776 Calendars Are In!

Next time you are at the shul during the week, pick up a 5776 calendar or two. 

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.


Sat, 28 November 2015 16 Kislev 5776