Pillar of Fire..A 5-Week DVD Lecture Series
The Israel Committee is sponsoring a 5-week DVD and lecture series facilitated by Rabbi Matt on the documentary Pillar of Fire. Please note that the December 18th Episode 5 of the Pillar of Fire lecture series has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 8 7:00 p.m. in the Sisterhood-Hatkoff room. Rabbi Matt will lead a short discussion following the showing. This film The Rise and Fall of German Jews covers the period 1919-1937, the rise to power of Hitler and thousands of Jews immigrate to Palestine. Refreshments will be served. It is free and open to the public, click here for more information.
Join us for Hanukkah Dinner on 12/21/14 at 5:00 p.m. Bring along your menorah to light in the good company of fellow congregation members gathering to celebrate the Festival of Lights with a delicious meal of roast chicken, homemade latkes, vegetables, and pasta, accompanied by songs, stories, crafts, and dreidel-spinning. Reservations are required; please contact 374-8173 or Cost is $10 per adult, $6 per child ages 6-11 years, and $3 for those 5 years and under.
Chinese Buffet & Movie Night
Join us for the 7th Annual Chinese Buffet and Movie sponsored by Brotherhood on Thursday, December 25 at 5:00 p.m. If you have ideas for the movies, please contact Victor. The dinner, which includes all your favorite Chinese food, is $15 per person, $6 for ages 6-11, max $36 per family. Movie is free. RSVP required by 12/20, contact Victor Friedman at 382-1827 or v.
Hockey Game Outing
Brotherhood is sponsoring a social outing December 27 at 5pm to see the the Albany Devils home game against the Springfield Falcons, the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their are 4 packages. Please RSVP ASAP with package choice to Jonathan at The packages are: $10/ticket, $16.50/ticket and pizza party, $13/ticket and Hat, $19.50/ticket, Hat, and pizza party.
Our December Breakfast will be on Sunday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Our speaker Dennis Kipp will return with a sequel to his November talk. His topic this time around is the Western Movie - Myth and Reality. The breakfast is free for Brotherhood members, all other pay $4 for breakfast. The speaker beings at 10:30 a.m. and is free. This program is open to the public.
Soup Shabbat Dinner Fundraiser
Please join us in keeping Dr. King’s dreams alive in our community by supporting SICM’s Emergency Food Pantry at our annual Soup Shabbat Dinner on Friday, January 23 at 6pm. We will be serving a variety of soups prepared by members of our Congregation along with other dinner accompaniments. We are requesting a donation equivalent to what you would spend to take your family out for dinner. Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 20 to Kathy at 374-8173 or .
Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat Service
Our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat Service will be held on Friday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. following the Soup Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be local social justice advocate Shirley Readdean. Her topic in entitled Martin, More Than A Dream.
Trip to Israel 2016
Join Rabbi Matt and Congregation Gates of Heaven for a memorable adventure to Israel on February 10-21, 2016.
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