This Week @ Congregation Emanu-El Israel

CEI Office email is office@cei-greensburg.org

   Website address:  www.ceigreensburg.org

Rabbi Lenny cell phone:  724-963-0789

Friday, 11-20-20


CEI has a supply of FDA 3-ply disposable masks. The proceeds of this purchase benefits the Excela Pandemic Response Fund through the Excela Health Foundation.  We are making them available to our members at no cost to you, but any donations to off-set costs would be greatly appreciated.  If you need a mask/masks for your daily use, please contact the office and make arrangements to pick them up with social distancing.  Thank you for staying safe!


CEI LINK Program – a video conference experience.  CEI is now 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.


Mark Your Calendars

Hanukkah Menorah lighters needed!  Volunteers are needed to be responsible for lighting the giant Hanukkah Menorah on the front lawn each night from Dec. 10 through 18.  All you have to do is “flip a switch”.  Please let the office know if you or your family would like to help us celebrate this holiday with the community and what date you are available.  Also, any evenings you would like to join with the “lighting family”, feel free to lend your support with social distancing.  The lighting takes place each evening at 5:00 PM.


Et Cetra

We are considering a new approach to our next online seminar.  I found an online service that is able to show movies off of my personal computer.  You are able to log on for free from your computer.  I found a PBS movie title Broadway Musicals – a Jewish Legacy, and thought our congregants might find it interesting.  However, it will require an internet connection to log onto the site and a username and password for each person logging on – although again it is free.  New computer programs always have some learning curve.  I am willing to spend the time to help people through this some days prior to seeing the movie, but wanted to see if there is interest in this approach.  Please call or email me if you are interested.  If we have enough people that would like to try it, then we will set a date and proceed.     Rabbi Lenny

GO FOR THE GELT raffle tickets have been mailed.  For each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah, we will draw a winner who will win $36.00.  The cost is $2.50 per ticket or 10 for $20.  Winners will be drawn from the stubs returned.  Members were mailed 10 tickets and we hope everyone will participate in this fun fundraiser by returning the 10 filled in stubs and $20 check (or cash).

 CEI will be Closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020.  There is not Shabbat Service Friday evening, November 27.

 Supporting you in a complex world … introducing a drop-in center where anyone, ages 12-22, can hop onto UpStreetPgh.org to meet with a therapist for free.  UpStreet is a new way to connect with mental health support today!

 Arrangements can be made through the office to return borrowed High Holiday service books.  If dropping them off in the kitchen, please leave a note with them to include your name and number of books you are returning.   This allows us to keep our records current with who has returned books.  Thank you.


Currently and until further notice CEI is closed.  Shabbat Services and meetings are Online Only.  We request that you DO NOT enter the building with your FOB, so we can continue to protect our staff.  If there is something you need, arrangements can be made for safe distancing pick up.


November 20 & 27:

(since there is no service on Nov. 27)

Billy Jean Ayers, Samuel Benowitz, *Sarah Berezofsky, Abe Berman, *Charlotte Bloom, Andrew Borowsky, *Abraham Brill, *Lena Buchman, Ephraim Farber, *Jennie Felder, *Nathan Friedland, *Hyman Friedman, *Helene Geier, *Sara Anna Gillis, *Stevan M. Gold, D.M.D., *Charles L. Goldberg, *Jack H. Goldberg, Hugo Hamburger, *Libby Kahanowitz, *Rose E. Kaufmann, *William Kogut, Matthew Leiner, *Yudel Levin, *Dora Liebman, *Mark Mace, *Sarah Mervis, *Ida Libby Miller, *Sarah Pavloff, Milton Poster, Helen Pripstein, *Ella Rabinowitz, *Ruth S. Roth, *Eleanor Shendow, *Libby Shendowich, *Feiga Rochel Shoag, Goldie Wilson Stein, *Joseph Stein, Judith Strauss, Frances Tannenbaum, *Max Werblin, *Dora Whiteman, *Ida C. Wise, Bessie Wolf, *Lizzie Wolinsky and *Harry T. Ziskind.