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Congregation Bnai Jacob

 May Bulletin Here

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


Last Day of Religious School - May 11

May 11 is the last session of our Religious School.  Towards the end of our classes, we will hold an assembly to mark Yom Haatzmaut and present certificates to our students. 

Annual Meeting and Confirmation - May 15

The annual meeting of members of Congregation B’nai Jacob, Inc. will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Congregation building located at:  7227 Bittersweet Moors Drive, Fort Wayne, IN  46814. 

At 3:00pm the same day, our Siyum Confirmation Ceremony will take place.  Mazel Tov to Eden Fuchs, Ian Martinez, Rebecka Roberts, Michal Spanjer, their parents and families!  Our class will lead a creative service with music and thoughtful presentations, which reflect the students' religious and spiritual experiences and aspirations. Please plan to join us!  Following the Siyum, refreshments will be served.

Yom Haatzmaut Celebration with Rabbi Hammer

In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, we will have a special guest, Rabbi Shalom Hammer, who is a renowned speaker from Israel. We are thankful to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for sponsoring this event for our community on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm.  Please see further information in our May 2016 Bulletin at the Newsletters tab to the left. 

Ethics Class Continues - May 22

The next Ethics Class is on Sunday, May 22 at 10:30am with Tallit and Tefillin davening at 9:30am.

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic - May 26

On Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm we will celebrate Lag B'Omer with a bonfire and picnic.  Reservations are a must and are needed by Monday, May 16.  Reply by email or call the synagogue office.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is well supplied with Passover items, including seder plates, matzah trays and covers, and washing cups.  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. Cash and checks accepted.  Open during office hours. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm

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.


Fri, 6 May 2016 28 Nisan 5776