Yom Rivii, 4 Elul 5778
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pop-Up Shabbat

Friday, August 17, 2018, 5:30pm - Pop-up Shabbat is a chance to share an informal Shabbat - there will be some singing, some praying, some discussing and dinner - what could be better?   We hope you'll join us.  Please RSVP to Marsha 574-274-2207 by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.



Elections Matter - League of Women Voters

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:30am - Please join us when Lisa Plencner from the League of Women Voters will talk about legislative apportionment and redistricting. Redistricting doesn’t sound sexy, but now is the time to establish a nonpartisan mechanism to redraw fair election lines which would take effect after the 2020 census. Come early for coffee and bagels at 9:30. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Havdalah At Home

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 5:30pm - Havdalah, winery tour, light dinner, and vineyard stroll, at Mitzi and David Sabato's home - Join us for this special way to end Shabbat.

5.30pm - winery tour 

6.15pm (approx.) - Havdalah, followed by light dinner and chance to stroll in the vineyard

The winery tour will be on the property of Ann-Marie and Scott Thomas, 21481 Brick Rd., South Bend 46628, Mitzi and David's neighbors.

The Havdalah, dinner, and vineyard stroll will be on the property of Mitzi and David Sabato, 51739 Lilac Rd., South Bend.

These two properties adjoin each other.  The winery tour is a quarter of a mile from where Havdalah and dinner will be.  It's possible to walk from one location to the other.  Both properties are accessible by vehicle.  Please plan accordingly.

Please let us know you're coming by Wednesday August 22 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 574 234 4402.


Slichot - Temple Beth-El and Sinai Synagogue together

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 8:00pm at Temple Beth-El - 305 W. Madison St., South Bend, IN

We will show the movie, Hotel Everest, which runs for 40 minutes.

In Israel and Palestine, the road to peace is a steep climb. For three activists, one Israeli, one Palestinian and one American, the challenges seem insurmountable. And yet they try to see and understand the humanity in "the other" and forge connections that promote empathy, understanding and, in their wildest hopes, peace. Hotel Everest is their story.

Then, we will enjoy some refreshments, while we change the Torah mantles (covers) from the regular ones to the High Holyday white ones.

We will end the evening with a brief, yet meaningful Slichot service, designed to prepare us for the coming High Holydays.

We hope you will join us.


A Taste of Shabbat

Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:30pm - an informal Shabbat experience.  We'll sit in a circle, we'll do some of the prayers, we'll do some singing, we'll discuss whatever is of interest to us in the service, and we'll say Kaddish.  I hope you'll join us for this relaxed celebration of Shabbat.


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Upcoming Events

08.17.2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pop-Up Shabbat at the Brook/Kahn home
08.19.2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am
League of Women Voters Presentation
08.24.2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Erev Shabbat Service & Torah reading
08.31.2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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