Yom Kippur 5782 Announcements

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation

Yom Kippur 5782

OFFICIANTS:  Rabbi Danielle Weisbrot; Rebecca Pacuk, soloist; Elizabeth Huntley, harpist

COVID POLICY IN EFFECT DURING ALL SERVICES Anyone entering the building for any reason is required to wear a mask in common areas, regardless of their vaccination status. This includes the Sanctuary, Social Hall, all vestibules and hallways and all bathrooms.

EREV YOM KIPPUR, 7:30 PM: Participants  Debbie Youngelman, Amelia Addor, Barry Pendergrass, Barney Horowitz, Arthur Alowitz, David Ray, David Liebschutz, Ben Marvin, Mitch Levinn, Amy Koren-Roth, Carol Smith, Doug Goldman, Jodi Kerper, Mimi Bruce, Libby Liebschutz, Barbara Devore, Julie Novkov, Josh Brody, Jasmine Fleischer, Joan Savitt, Gail Volk, Judy Fruiterman, Adam Elias

YOM KIPPUR MORNING, 10:00 AM: Participants  Susan Aron, Dayle Zatlin, Nancy Goody, Stuart Schwartz, Susan Radosh and Steve Klein, Becky Marvin, Rabbinic Search Committee, Rabbinic Transition Committee, Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, Social Action Committee, Committee on Disabilities, Moments Task Force, Roy Fruiterman, Legacy Committee, Adult Education Committee, Ritual Committee, Liz Davis, Phil Teumim, Gary Hoffmann, Deb Nozik, Amy Koren-Roth, Candy Raderman, Ruth Swift, Elizabeth Alowitz, Steve Redler, Melissa Putterman-Hoffmann, Julie Novkov


YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON, approx. 4:45 PM: Participants  David Ray, Barry Pendergrass, Carol Smith, Lori Stuart, Melissa Putterman-Hoffmann, Landscape Committee, Technology Volunteers, Mimi Bruce, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Maggie Tabak, Gail Golderman, Julie Friedman, Laurie Shanks

YIZKOR, approx. 6:00 PM: Participants  Matt Malsky, Marcia Tress, Carol Smith, Doug Smith, Joe DeFronzo, Ben Marvin

NE’ILAH, approx. 6:45 PM: Participants  Bruce and Edith Goldstein, Amy Vastola, Amy and Yossi Koren-Roth, Joe DeFronzo, Ben Marvin, Joel Bloom

 YOM KIPPUR STUDY SESSION  1:30-3:00 PM (between morning and afternoon services) – IN-PERSON ONLY

Discussion led by David Liebschutz

We’ve had lots of conversations over the past 18 months about how we navigate our own health and safety while also thinking about our families, friends and neighbors. COVID will eventually pass; the topic of personal and communal responsibility is timeless. We’ll discuss what Judaism has to say about these notions of social norms and how we can both “do well and do good” for ourselves and for others.

 Reminder: Due to COVID concerns, there will be no Break-Fast after the conclusion of services.


OUR REIMAGINED AND REVITALIZED SUKKAH is open to all during the week.  We encourage picnicking, and weather permitting we’ll make sure you have a table and chairs if you let us know you’re coming.


EREV SIMCHAT TORAH SERVICE  The holiday season comes to a close with Simchat Torah. Join us Monday, September 27, 7:30 PM, as we unroll the Torah around the room, reading the last words of Deuteronomy and starting over with Genesis. Yizkor/Memorial prayers will be recited.  Lots of hands are needed to help hold up the Torah!

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK / MI SHEBEIRACH LIST  To have a name recited, please write the name on one of the forms on top of the bookcase and give to an usher, or you may share the name aloud from your seat or in the Zoom chat when offered by Rabbi Weisbrot. Please, also let us know when we can remove a name from the list.

 B’NAI SHOLOM IS OFFERING A CHOICE OF THREE FORMATS FOR ALL HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES:  Zoom, in-person with socially distanced seating, and in-person with non-socially distanced seating. We’ve enhanced the quality of our Zoom audio/video, and we’re doing our best to ensure that all three experiences are safe and satisfying.

 SPECIAL THANKS TO… Ann Lowenfels, Phil Teumim and the technology volunteers who have brought these services into our homes; Eric Goldberg for coordinating the ushers; Jim Savitt for coordinating the parking lot crew; Anita Stein and volunteer drivers who delivered Rosh Hashanah “Nosh” bags to congregants at home; Christine Blackman who keeps the temple office humming; the Ritual Committee and all volunteers who have made these services possible.

 PLEASE:                                  • silence your cell phones and disconnect from Wi-Fi (it slows down our Zoom)

  • place your prayer book on the hallway tables when you leave; when returning a book that you have signed out, be sure to sign it back in when you leave it
  • remove all papers from your prayer book and take them with you

GUIDE TO B’NAI SHOLOM 5782/2021-22  The Annual Guide is now available! If one was not included in your Rosh Hashanah Nosh bag, please be sure to take one from the supply in the temple’s two lobbies.

WELCOME VISITORS AND GUESTS!  If you would like to receive our weekly email or monthly Bulletin, please fill out a green form near the Sanctuary door. We always appreciate offers of donations; if you’d like to donate, checks can be mailed to the synagogue.


  • “LITTLE WHITE LIE” WITH LACEY SCHWARTZ DELGADO – SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 10 AM The Social Action Committee invites you to attend what promises to be a very interesting morning Sunday, October 3. “Little White Lie” is a documentary about dual identity, race, a legacy of family secrets, denial and redemption. Schwartz Delgado is an award-winning producer, writer, director and outreach specialist. Register ASAP at https://www.tialbany.org/event/little-white-lie.html. Spots are limited and are first-come, first-served!

 MITZVAH ALERT! Please help the food insecure by volunteering with fellow congregants at the Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen in Albany on Sunday, October 3, 11AM-2PM. Tap your culinary skills to prepare and serve a hot meal at the kitchen and/or to bake and package individual servings of cookies or treats ahead of time. Please contact Steve Klein at steven.klein@cseainc.org or Janet Strominger at jstrominger@yahoo.com.

  • A WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE will be held Sunday, October 17, 10 AM-Noon and 3-5 PM in the parking lot. WINTER CLOTHING ONLY, please. Note the new collection times.
  • A “MEET THE RABBI” OPEN HOUSE will be held outdoors at B’nai Sholom Sunday, October 17, 3-5 PM. This will afford both current and prospective members an opportunity to get to know Rabbi Weisbrot better in a fun setting and to learn about B’nai Sholom’s many opportunities for engagement. Watch for more details, mark your calendar, plan to attend and bring a friend!
  • The Transition Committee will be holding more “MEET ‘N’ GREETS” throughout the year to introduce Rabbi Weisbrot to small groups of congregants. Watch the Bulletin and weekly email for dates and times. Contact Maggie Tabak at tabak.smith@gmail.com with any questions.
  • 50TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN FUND coming soon! Invest in our next 50 years. More information to follow in the weeks ahead.


  • For the 37th year, B’nai Sholom is participating in the YOM KIPPUR HUNGER APPEAL to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. Please consider the cost of the food you would have consumed on Yom Kippur and contribute that amount either to the Regional Food Bank (965 Albany-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110) or to MAZON-A Jewish Response to Hunger (10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024).
  • Please BRING CANNED FOOD, BOXES OF GRANOLA BARS, TUNA PACKS and other non-perishable items for the “Little Free Pantries” and Regional Food Bank. Place items in the boxes in the school wing entry hall.
  • Many vulnerable people have limited access to fresh produce. Please support our new FRESH FOOD FOR FAMILIES project by sending a check made out to B’nai Sholom marked “Fresh Food.” All funds will be used to purchase fresh produce for our days at the Sister Maureen Joyce Soup Kitchen and to stock the Free Food Fridges or other efforts to provide fresh food for those in need.


  • TOT SHABBAT 2nd Friday of every month 5-5:30 PM.
  • TORAH STUDY Shabbat mornings 10:00-11:30 and extended sacred text study first Saturdays until noon.
  • THE COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES seeks your suggestions that would make B’nai Sholom more accessible to those with a disability and any ideas for programming to enlighten the congregation regarding these issues. If you would like to contribute, please contact Roy Fruiterman at rfruiterman@gmail.com.
  • KIBBUTZNIK Donate in memory of, or to honor, someone special. Your contribution will be recognized in the weekly announcements and the Bulletin. Contact Lois Gordon at rgordon1@nycap.rr.com.
  • GROCERY STORE GIFT CARDS Purchase gift cards to Hannaford and Shoprite to do your grocery shopping and the temple earns 5% on each dollar spent. Contact Ellie Davis at davisj0726@gmail.com.

• CLYNK The green way to raise funds by collecting your bottles and cans.  Pick up your recycling bag at the temple office. Contact Maxine Goldberg at maxm0304@yahoo.com

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