PO Box 1843
Port Townsend WA 98368
Bet Shira Calendar
September 2009 Elul/Tishrei 5769
Date Event Time Host/Location
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Friday – September 11 Erev Shabbat Service 6:00 PM
Jefferson & Tyler, Uptown PT
Please join us for our September Erev Shabbat service led by Debbie & Jon Bakin. The service
will be followed by a dairy/vegetarian potluck supper. Call 379-3042 for information.
Rosh Hashanah Services St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson & Tyler, Uptown PT.
September 18 – Friday Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:00 PM
September 19 – Saturday Morning Service 10:00 AM
Tashlich – North Beach Park 3:30 PM
Yom Kippur Services St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson & Tyler, Uptown PT.
September 27 - Sunday Kol Nidre 6:30 PM
`September 28 - Monday Morning Service 10:00 AM
Yizkor 4:30 PM
Ne’eilah 5:30 PM – Break-the-Fast potluck
Sukkah Building & Sukkot
Sunday - October 4 2:00 PM Private Home
This year for Sukkot, we're going to work some, observe some, and relax some in our communal
Jewish sort of way.
Starting at around 2:00 PM, we'll build our community Sukkah. Bring a battery-powered electric
drill/driver if you have one.
Then, in the late afternoon, around 4:30 PM we'll have our Sukkot service/celebration with a
potluck to follow. People not wishing to help build the Sukkah can come in time for the service.
And, like last year, anyone seeking sachach or sturdy alder roof beams for their own Sukkah is
welcome to stop by Lynne & Marc's place to cut some down during the week prior to Sukkot.
Call 385-5032 for more information.
Your Board of Directors
Jon Bakin – President Deborah Bakin - Director at Large
Barry Lerich – Vice President Randy Marx - Director at Large
Sam Elazar - Treasurer Robbie Metzger - Director at Large
Nan Toby Tyrrell - Secretary Lynne Rogerson - Director at Large
From the President
Wow! As the days get shorter, the temps a bit cooler (and what a glorious summer it was...almost made me
forget about the snow!), Jews around the world note that the changing season also indicates the the New
Year is upon us! Once again, Bet Shira will be offering a full schedule of services, as indicated in this
newsletter's calendar. Please note the different starting times from years past, and, if you do plan to attend,
note that we will be making a greater effort to begin promptly at the scheduled times. The High HolyDays
have come to mean many things...an opportunity for new hope, serious introspection and evaluation, new
beginnings, renewed friendships, good food. However you partake of the holidays, the Board wishes you
L'Shanah Tova Tikatevu -- May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year! -- Jon
Toda Rabba! - ! - Thank You!
To Deb & Jon Bakin for leading our August Erev Shabbat Service.
To Nan Toby Tyrrell for sharing her experiences from her recent visit to Israel.
September Birthdays - ! - Yom Huledet Sameach!
Happy Birthday to Gloria Bram, Bruce Gleeman, Mimi Rosenberg, and Laura Storm.
September Anniversaries - ! - Mazal Tov!
Mazel Tov to Rena & Dana Behar, Iris & Neville Pearsall, Karen & Harvey Putterman, Stephanie Reith &
Henry Werch, and Janet Kearsley & Perry Spring.
High Holiday Services Participation
It's time to start thinking about the upcoming High Holidays. If you would like to participate with reading
Torah, an aliyah, or another reading in any of the High Holidays services, leave a message at
Sweetness for the New Year
We traditionally have apples & honey, and honey cakes at the oneg on Erev Rosh Hashanah and at the
kiddush on Rosh Hashanah. Please consider bringing those things to share with other members when you
attend the services.
Yom Kippur Yizkor Service
As is traditional, we will be having a Yizkor service at the conclusion of Yom Kippur services. We’ve saved
the Yizkor list from last year. If you would like to make any changes or additions, or if you would like to know
who you have on the list, please leave a message at <email@example.com> by the morning of September
Plans are to start religious school for this year on September 24. The class will meet on Thursday nights
from 6:00 to 7:30. We're currently looking for a new location for the school because we’ve outgrown the
homes that were used in the past.
The “theme” for this year is "My Jewish Year" which will prove to be fun and interesting.
Learning Hebrew will be a required part of our curriculum this year; in fact the first 45 minutes of each class
will be devoted to Hebrew.
“My Jewish Year” will be the content for the second 45 minutes of each class.
Religious school registration forms will be sent by email next week.
West Sound Hadassah Events
Wednesday, October 21: Rabbi Mark Glickman will present information on his upcoming book "The Cairo
Geniza: The story of the largest heap of medieval letters, receipts, recipes, school books, bibles, torah
scrolls, poems....ever discovered." The evening will begin with a pot luck at 6pm, followed by the Rabbi's
presentation at 7pm. This is an open event; all are welcome to attend.
Sunday October 18: The Seattle Chapter of Hadassah will hold its yearly kick-off luncheon at the Seattle
Yacht Club (near the University of Washington). This event will begin around 11am with a brunch and a
guest speaker. The cost is usually between $25-35.00.
Sunday November 8, 10 AM - 4:30 PM: West Sound Hadassah is having its first ever fund raiser Mah Jongg
Tournament at Congregation Kol Shalom, 9010 Miller Road, Bainbridge Island.
December (date TBA): Chanukah party.
January (date TBA): Marga Griesbach will present her memoirs as a Holocaust survivor.
Watch the mail over the next few weeks for membership forms for 5770 (2009-2010). Please complete and
return the form with your membership contribution at your earliest opportunity.
Useful Internet Sites
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle: <http://www.jewishinseattle.org>
Jewish Family Services: <http://www.jfsseattle.org>
Greater Seattle Jewish Business Network: <http://www.JewishInSeattle.org/Networking>
Bet Shira Long-Range Calendar
September 11 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
September 18 Friday Rosh Hashana Evening Service
September 19 Saturday Rosh Hashana Service / Tashlich
September 27 Sunday Kol Nidre
September 28 Monday Yom Kippur Services / Break-the-Fast
October 9 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
November 13 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
December 11 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
December 13 Sunday Chanukah Party
January 8 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
January 30 Saturday Tu B'Shevat Seder
February 12 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
February 28 Sunday Purim Party
March 12 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
March 31 Wednesday Community Passover Seder
April 9 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
May 14 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
June 11 Friday Erev Shabbat Service
July 9 Friday Erev Shabbat Service