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Congregation Bnai Jacob

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic

Join the Religious School students and their families as they celebrate Lag B'Omer with a bonfire and picnic on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm.  Reservations required by Friday, May 1.  Call the office @ 672-8459.

 May Bulletin Here

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


Ethics Class Continues on Thursday, May 14

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 Thursday, May 14 at 7:00pm.  A copy of the study guide is available via email. 

Shavuot - May 24 and 25

Services begin at 9:15am on Sunday, May 24 with Yizkor at approximately 10:30am.  On Monday, May 25, services begin at 10:00am.  Kiddush following both services.  For more information about this major Jewish holiday, please refer to our May Bulletin under the Newsletters tab to the left.


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.  You can learn more about this exhibit at

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

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, 25 May 2015 7 Sivan 5775