There will be a covered dish dinner following the Shabbat service on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Bring a dish to share or just yourself. There’s always plenty of food.
No reservations are necessary.
The deadline for reservations to the joint Temple-Synagogue Hanukkah Dinner is Dec. 14th. Please email or call or text Shelly Winowich with your RSVP. The catered dinner is open only to members of either congregation. The dinner will be held at Temple Israel on Monday, Dec. 19th at 5:30 PM.
The results are in! Rabbi Blair announces his new schedule of religious services, classes, and cultural events
At the end of summer, I asked everyone to offer input on which calendar events they wanted to see retained, and how often and when they should be held. Thanks to all who responded and gave me their preferences.
I have taken all of those replies into account, and based on the majority of the comments and suggestions, have come up with a working calendar of events for this year. I hope that it suits most people.
I could not fill all requests – some conflicted, and there were scheduling issues, so I have done the best I can, and followed the suggestions of the largest number of those responding as the major factor in making decisions about scheduling.
For the complete list of results, please click here. These events will begin the first week of November. They will be scheduled on the “Upcoming Events” widget on the home page soon.
Please note: my survey results concern religious services, classes, and other events that are within my discretion. Other events, such as Sisterhood meetings and programs, Committee meetings, and Temple board meetings are scheduled by others, and listed on the schedule “Upcoming Events” widget on the home page of the Temple’s website.
– Rabbi Joe Blair
Siddurim (prayer books) for Shabbat/Weekdays/Festivals services
We will continue to provide Zoom access and Facebook Livestreaming of the services, as we have been, so that you can still participate and view the services without coming into the building.
If you would like to pick up a Shabbat/Weekdays/Festivals prayer book – Mishkan T’filah – simply call or email me (the rabbi) and we can arrange for you to pick up the book at a convenient time. Call my cell phone 304-989-4014 or email me RabbiJoeB@gmail.com to let me know you would like to borrow a prayer book.
Please note: The CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) no longer provides online access to prayer books. Click here to navigate to the CCAR website for info about purchasing Mishkan T’filah as an ebook.
– Rabbi Joe Blair
High Holy Days 2022 services LINKS
Click here for Rabbi Blair’s PDF of LINKS to all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services held in Sept. & Oct. 2022.
Sukkot was observed at the Friday, Oct. 7th Shabbat service. Click here for PDF with links to the recording of the service.
Simchat Torah was observed at the Friday, Oct. 14th Shabbat service. Click here for PDF with links to the recording of the service.