Thank You Minyan
Friday, November 17 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Congregation Beth Abraham
1073 Elmwood, Ave Buffalo NY
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we show our thanks in a "Thank You Minyan" to Congregation Beth Abraham for allowing us to host our monthly Nickel City Minyan. Together, we celebrate a beautiful Shabbat and give thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives!
No RSVP is required; come as you are!
Nickel City Minyan is a new Friday evening (non-denominational, volunteer led) Shabbat service that meets once a month and is perfect for young professionals and young families (yes, children are welcome!)
More details can be found here: https://www.nickelcityminyan.org/
Kadimah Academy's Veterans Luncheon and Celebration was a wonderful success with so many grateful guests, including veterans, parents, grandparents, and friends! The studentsperformed admirably, and the lunch itself was delicious!
Thank you to Mrs. Bolles, Ms. Lewis, Miss Berkowitz, Miss Einav, Miss Lori, and so many more who worked to make this event so beautiful and meaningful
JFS is proud to have hosted 10 inspiring leaders from 5 African countries this past Friday. The delegation was made up of 9 regional mayors and the head of communications and public relations for the G-5 Sahel, a unified effort of five countries to work towards development, democracy, and security. Delegation members came from the G-5 Sahel’s five member countries: Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso.
The delegation was invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. A number of goals guided their visits and itinerary while in the US. JFS was very fortunate to have received them.
The group of 8 men and 2 women shared information and experiences regarding women’s current and historical roles in countering violent extremism, promoting peace, and building resiliency in their communities; as well as processes and practices that promote gender equality and protect women's rights. The group shared best practices for integrating refugees and displaced persons into local communities and methods of promoting interethnic and interreligious appreciation in America. JFS discussed the services we provide and how information could be shared in an on-going fashion between the delegates and ourselves.
Last week, the United States promised up to $60 million to support the G-5 Sahel’s Joint Force’s counter-terrorism efforts. Their goal is to counter a growing jihadist threat in West Africa’s arid Sahel region that includes groups linked to Al Qaeda and The Islamic State.
Exchanges like these inspire tremendous power. This is how we can all begin to repair our world.
BJE 'Intro to Judaism' and 'Intro to Hebrew' classes were using some serious brainpower
Way to go everyone!
What a beautiful way to cap off a wonderful Shabbat.
Thank you to all the participants!
Late Night Bowling
Saturday, November 11th at 8:30pm
Tonawanda Bowling Center
574 Young St, Tonawanda, New York 14150
Come spend your Saturday night glowing in the dark at the Tonawanda Bowling Center! Hillel will be hitting some strikes this Saturday night, 11/11. It'll cost $4 per game, plus $3 for shoes.
We will meet in the Hillel Suite (commons 210) at 8:30pm to carpool. Let us know if you can drive!
The Turkey Basket Project, sponsored by North Presbyterian Church in conjunction with Temple Beth Zion and Congregation Shir Shalom, has been providing turkey dinners for the less-fortunate in our community for many years. Food donations will be accepted from until Thursday, November 16.
We would appreciate donations of canned fruit,cranberry sauce, peas, green beans or corn, brownie mix (no cake mixes, please) and boxes/bags of stuffing mix.
Cash donations, checks (payable to North Presbyterian Church) and grocery store gift cards are also appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off at the Broder Center,
700 Sweet Home Road, until November 16
ISRAELI VETERAN'S SHABBAT AT KEHILAT OHR TZION
Saturday, November 11th at 9 am - 12 pm
Kehillat Ohr Tzion - KOT
879 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, New York 14221
GRADUATE STUDENT SHABBAT
Friday, November 10 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Take the time to unwind from studying -- All graduate students in the Buffalo area are invited to share a homecooked meal, hosted by Ben Balderman at his house off of Hertel Avenue, as we celebrate Shabbat! We will light candles and share in the blessings over wine and challah.
TIME: 6:00PM Dinner
FOOD: Our host, Ben Balderman will cook the main dish -- please bring your favorite side dish (vegetarian) to share!
LOCATION: Ben's home - we will send you the address once you RSVP
RSVP to Logan Woodard @ firstname.lastname@example.org
MOVIE NIGHT FEATURE PRESENTATION
Sunday November 12th at 5pm
Congregation Beth Abraham
1073 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo
The CBA Vintage Jewish Movie Group will meet again following the Bills game, to watch Oscar winning, Madame Rosa. It stars the legendary French actress Simone Signoret in an unforgettable performance that won Best Foreign Picture in 1978.
Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about his parents; she answers evasively. As she ages and takes fewer children, Momo must do more for her; as money is tight.
We will have our usual gathering following the movie at The India Gate Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue. If you have any questions, or need more information about the Vintage Jewish Movie Group, please contact Marty.
Wednsday November 8th at 4:30 to 6:30pm
BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
Bulger Communications Building
1300 ELMWOOD AVE, BUFFALO, NY 14222, USA
Youth Group Family Service
Friday, November 3 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Congregation Shir Shalom
4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville
Come to the November Family Service at Shir Shalom where the Youth Group will help lead the service! All 7th-12th graders are invited to participate and attend a small party afterward