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October 2, 2018

23 Tishrei, 5779

Torah Portion this week:


ו"In the beginning"

Genesis 1:1 - 6:8



Shabbat Services This Week 

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Join us on 
Friday, October 5
at 7:00pm
for Shabbat Services
led by
Cheryl Lester.


An oneg will follow the service,
sponsored by Cheryl Lester
in honor of Philip's birthday!  

All are welcome! 

 Jack Winerock live on KPR Thursday!
On Thursday, October 4 at 11:00am, our own Jack Winerock will be featured on Kansas Public Radio.  You may listen live by going to the website:  
Blintz Rolling Sunday, October 7  10:00am
Please join your friends from the LJCC in rolling our homemade spinach and potato blintzes for the frozen packages we sell at our annual Blintz Brunch.  We sold out last year for the first time, so let’s keep up the good work!
All hands are welcome, but we are still needing a few helpers for these specific tasks:
 1. Pick up batter from Biggs on Saturday, October 4 between 2-4 and bringing it to the Center.
2. Bring completed blintzes to HyVee on 6th Street following blintz rolling on Sunday.
Lunch is being provided but feel free to bring a veggie or fruit tray and some drinks to add to the repast!
PLEASE Sign up here  or contact Steve Hurst at (785) 766-0029,

“Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracles”
Sunday, October 21, 10am-5:30pm 
Sponsored by KU Jewish Studies & the LJCC

“Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracles” is the second annual offering of the “Jews in the Midwest” speaker series. This one-day writing workshop plus symposium celebrates Jewish literature and creative writing in the heartland.

The morning writing workshop from 10am-12pm is hosted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate). Writing our own midrash – the Hebrew tradition of re-visioning traditional texts from the Torah and beyond – allows us to get into the control room of cultural and religious dominant narratives to rescript how we live and re-vision who we are. 
The afternoon symposium from 1:45pm – 5:00pm will feature talks by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate), Renee Perelmutter (Associate Professor of Jewish studies and Slavic languages and literatures at KU), and Rena Rossner (author, and literary agent based in Israel).
Both programs are free. The symposium is open to the public, but the writing workshop requires a reservation. RSVP to the writing workshop here:
Lunch is provided for participants in the writing workshop. If you need a Kosher lunch, please email or call (785) 864-4664 before October 5.

LJCC Yiskor List  Updates
Please let us know if there were issues with names that were read (or left out) at the Yiskor service on Yom Kippur.  If you would like to review the current Yiskor list to make sure your loved ones are listed, contact Marty in the LJCC office. 

Adult Education with Rabbi Mark Levin
Thursday, October 18  7:30pm
"The Importance, Rank & Value of Israel in our lives."

What are the inputs, the values, the criteria by which we judge?  How have events over the past few years:
¨ the Kotel controversy
¨ the status of conversions in Israel
¨ treatment of the Palestinians
¨ the Nation-State Law
¨ the wars in Gaza
affected our attitudes and affection/disaffection for Israel?”
Join us for this important and timely conversation.

Shabbat Service Schedule

Friday, October 5

Shabbat Service 
with Cheryl Lester

Saturday, October 13

Shabbat Torah Service 
with Sam Brody & Carrie Caine

Friday, October 19

Shabbat Service 
with Cheryl Lester

Friday, October 26

Shabbat Service 
with Shiray Shabbat.


55th Annual
Blintz Brunch!
November 4, 2018
10am - 2pm
Help us sell and distribute tickets! If you haven't yet received your blintz brunch tickets, stop by the center or contact the office.  Thank you!

Bake Sale!
Now is the time to begin to bake for the bake sale!  Our bake sale always draws a lot of folks, and 100 percent of the profits go to the LJCC!  Watch your newsletter for more details, or contact Steve Hurst with any questions.  

Silent Auction:
We need your help!

If you have some unique Art or antiques, jewelry, collectors items, Tickets to KU games, the KU Theatre or the Lied center for events that you know you can’t make, please consider donating them to our Silent Auction.

Include the following:
1.description of item;  photo would help
2. estimated value
3. what the minimum price you would want to sell it for.
  • Solicit your favorite salon, specialty store or restaurant for a gift certificate donation.
  • Create a gift basket to be raffled off. Raffle is new this year. Put together baby items, food items, bath and beauty items, bird goodie basket. Buy items yourself or solicit from establishments.
You can drop items off at the LJCC or Contact Steve Hurst, (number below). The sooner we get items, the more prepared we will be with bid sheets and descriptions.
Gift Shop:
Wait until you see what Herb has in store for us. Many fabulous new items are already coming in!
Thanks so much for your help! 
Steve Hurst, 55th Annual Blintz Brunch Coordinator
(785) 766-0029;

Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation
917 Highland Drive
Lawrence, KS  66044
(785) 841-7636


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