Our next volunteer evening at Kids Against Hunger will be this , at 5401 Boone Ave. N. Please join us for what has been a fun and very worthwhile effort. RSVP to Raleigh Kent, 952-920-5829,firstname.lastname@example.org, as it is very helpful to KAH to know how many work stations we will fill and how many will be open to other volunteers.
Building updates: In case you haven't noticed, it's been raining lately. So much so, that the builders have not been able to grade the lot, which they have to do before installing the patio, which they have to do before doing the landscaping. While the rain is expected to stop sometime this week, we may have to delay the shemot burial and, possibly, the community dedication. Stay tuned for updates and updated dates (and be glad, at least, that it isn't snowing!).
Yachad (the National Jewish Council for Disabilities), and its parent organization, the Orthodox Union, has named Darchei Noam a Certified Inclusive Synagogue for the 2013 calendar year! In addition, we are included in the OU's list of Inclusive Synagogues, which is shared with interested individuals who are searching for acceptance and a place to belong. It may seem a bit ironic, given that our current space is not very physically accessible, but we have, confidentially, made other accommodations, and, through our targeted divrei Torah, Tu B'Shevat seder with Caring Connections, inclusion kiddush two years ago, and other programs, we have (rather quietly) been very active in Jewish Disability Awareness Month and the local disability community. Yachad and the OU sent us a very nice plaque which will be displayed in our new building (and which can be seen this Shabbat).
Photos from GroundBreaking
Beth Kissileff has
article out, this one with local connections, as she writes
went from being with his father at Beth El on Yom Kippur, to meeting
President Barack Obama.
Beth Kissileff has a new article out, this one with local connections, as she writes about Sami Rahamimwho went from being with his father at Beth El on Yom Kippur, to meeting President Barack Obama.