LOCATION CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY SHABBAT MINYAN Please note there is a change in location for services on Friday night and Shabbat day for the month of February. The minyan will continue davening at the home of Harvey & Sharon Risch, 255 Sky Top Terrace, Fairfield throughout the month of February.Times for the minyan can be found on the February calendar. We send a warm shout of thanks to the Risch Family for hosting our minyan every Shabbat throughout the month of January. Harvey and Sharon, Eric and Evan, have welcomed the minyan into their home with gracious hospitality and we want to express our thanks and deep appreciation for their thoughtfulness. Theirs has been a true act of kindness towards the shul which has enabled our minyan to continue throughout the frigid January and February.
Pre-Mincha Shabbat Shiur Rabbi Moldovan will give the pre-Mincha shiur immediately following Kiddush and Mincha will follow the rabbi’s class.
Email Address Some people have reported they are not receiving shul emails, the monthly calendar, and the newsletter. If you are not receiving the shul news, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the correct email address. We will check to be sure it is correct on the list, but unless we hear from you we don’t know if there is a problem.
New Education Program to Begin Monday, February 5, 2018 Rabbi Moldovan announces that he will be giving a Gemarah shiur on Monday nights at Congregation Bikur Cholim. We will be learning the third perek of Masechta Shabbos that deals with one of the most important facets of our Shabbat observance - the details of cooking on Shabbat. All are invited to attend. We will begin on Monday evening, February 5, at 7:00 pm followed by Ma’ariv at 7:40 pm. Please contact Rabbi Moldovan on 203-906-6296 with any questions.
- Koshertroops is a non-profit 501c3, all volunteer organization that sends Jewish holiday and Shabbat care packages to Jewish American Service members around the world. This Purim over 1000 troops will receive Mishloach Manot. The website also offers free Ecards. KOSHERTROOPS.COM Supporting Our Troops One Package at a Time (Ava Avidar- Hamburger 845-282-0907)
Wednesday, February 28 – Ta’anit Esther
Fast Begins at 5;16 am
Fast Ends at 6:32 pm.
Shacharit/Siyum – 6:20 am
Mincha - 2:45 pm
Ma’ariv/Megillah Reading – 6:00 pm
Masquerade Dinner immediately following Megillah reading
at Agudath Achim, 85 Arlington Street, Bridgeport
Purim Day – Thursday, March 1
Shacharit - 6:30 am
Megillah - 7:30 am (approximately)
Mincha - 2:45 pm
Ma’ariv - 7:40 pm
Lunch & Learn Series: Stories of Jewish Resistance. Fairfield University (exact location TBD. From the Maccabees and their fight against Hellenistic oppressors, to Crypto-Jews who secretly practiced Judaism in medieval Spain, to Jewish Partisan forces in Nazi Occupied Europe, to protests by Jewish Progressive Millennials today, the course will focus on religious, military, literary and political forms of Jewish resistance over the past 2,000 years. Fridays, 8 sessions: Feb. 9-April 20, 2018. 12;30-1;45pm. Fee: $150 (includes sourcebook of class readings). Co-sponsored by the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and Fairfield University Bennet Center of Jewish Studies. Taught by Ellen M. Umansky, PhD.
Applications for Operation Fuel and heating assistance are available in Social Services at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824.
Operation Fuel and the heating assistance programs help households pay for their winter heating bills and are based on income eligibility. “Many Fairfield residents, seniors and families struggle with the high cost of heating their homes, especially in the winter season. The frigid temperatures in recent days make it critical that residents know to call Fairfield Social Services for help. Click here to read more.
- Book Buddies Needed
Read with Elementary School Students: The Blackham school in Bridgeport has only 12% of its students reading at grade level. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit the website books2connect.org or phone: (203) 659-3602.
- Have and Extra Coat in your Closet?
Bring donations of new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens for adults and children to Schoke JFS, 4200 Park Ave., Suite 300, Bridgeport, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. For information contact Rebekah Kanefsky, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jewish Senior Services needs Minyan Menschen: JSS is in great need of men to help make the daily Minyan to help Residents say Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue’s Minyans. Feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or email:email@example.com for exact service times.