This Week @ Congregation Emanu-El Israel
CEI Office email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.ceigreensburg.org
Rabbi Lenny cell phone: 724-963-0789
7:30 PM Shabbat Services. If coming to services, remember we encourage everyone to wear a mask. Masks are not just for your protection, but a show of respect for others. Masks may only be removed while eating at the Oneg following services. If you cannot join us in the sanctuary, please join us virtually. Virtual login is with the code used for every Friday night.
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With the help of the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Lenny will be leading online Talmud classes on Thursday evenings beginning on February 17 at 7:30 PM for about an hour each session. A grant from the Federation will cover the cost of books and materials for each attendee. There is no charge for the classes, but numbers may be limited. The classes are open to all members of the Jewish communities of Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. Please contact Rabbi Lenny if you would be interested in signing up for the classes.
Our congregation is growing and we have a need for additional transliterated Shabbat books for the sanctuary. While the Sisterhood has made the initial investment to purchase 20 books, they are for sale to everyone. This means that one can purchase a book and dedicate it in honor or memory of someone. A book can also be purchased and can be dedicated to the purchasing family. The cost of the Mishkan T’Filah is $40.00.
It is hoped that you will take advantage of the opportunity to dedicate a book to someone special. To purchase a book, make a check payable to CEI Sisterhood (prayer book on the memo line) and include a brief note on how you would like us to fill in the book plate then mail form and check to the CEI office. Create a lasting memory! If you have any questions, please call Terri Katzman.
A new exhibit “People of the Book and the Storyboard” featuring contemporary Jewish comics and graphic novels opens today at the Verostko Center for the Arts at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. The exhibit goes through March 11, 2022. Today, at 1:00 PM, an in-person discussion by Rabbi Jamie Gibson, Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh and Ben Schachter, St. Vincent College Professor of Visual Art will discuss the works on view and explore the role of interpretative storytelling within Judaism. For more details visit VEROSTKOCENTER.ORG.
Jewish Scholarship Service of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is now taking applications for scholarships. The JSS online application is available at jfcspgh.org/scholarships. All applications are due by February 24, 2022. More details are in the December Bulletin.
Please note: When returning forms that require payment, please make sure you WRITE A SEPARATE CHECK for each. The treasurers are not able to transfer funds between them. Since there are different treasurers, this will ensure you are credited for payment in a timely fashion and will make the bookkeeping easier and the processing faster. The Treasurers no longer accept checks for funds outside their control. Thank you.
We request that you DO NOT enter the building with your FOB, without informing the office prior to a visit. If there is something you need, arrangements can be made through the office for safe distancing pick up.
CEI LINK Program – a video conference experience. CEI is video conferencing our Shabbat Services on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm. We would love for you to experience services with us online from your own home. Please go to our website www.ceigreensburg.org for instructions on how to log into the meeting. The meeting code should be the same each week. If you have any questions, please call and talk with Rabbi Lenny and he will walk you through the process. Songs for service will be available on the website. The Mishkan T’filah (prayer book) used in the service may be downloaded through our webpage or one can be borrowed through the office. Please contact the office to sign one out and arrange pick up. The “chat” room is usually open by 7:15 pm for a socialization time before service.
YAHRZEITS – Jan. 28, 2022: *Walter Baker, *Joseph Bayer, *Irving Louis Bloom, *Fanny Bloom, Anita Boas, *Anna Brill, *Lewis C. Daniels, *Abraham Davis, Dr. Richard A. Deeb, *Celia Farber-Glantz, *Anna R. Gross, *Joseph Hochberg, *Joseph H. Levin, *Alfred J. Levy, *Louis Lewis, Eugene Lipowitz, *Joseph Pomerance, *Herbert G. Ratner, Sr., *Isidor Reisberg, Adolf Rothschild, *Harry E. Rubin, *Alfred A. Wolf D.P.M. and Charles Zalevsky.
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