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Please note that "early Shabbat" has ended for this year.  Starting this Friday, Mincha will start before 7:00 pm.  Please make sure to adjust your schedule so that you can be there on time!
 
This Saturday night we begin saying Selichot.  This year, we are fortunate to have Ethan Roberts, Director of the Twin Cities Jewish Community Government Affairs Program, JCRC, as our guest speaker.  Dr. Roberts will lead a discussion on TheNew Anti-Semitism - the delegitimization of Israel that is carried out by the BDS movement.  Dr. Roberts will speak at9:30 pm, followed by a brief dvar Torah from Rabbi Davis, and Selichot, led by Rob Portnoe, at 10:30.  We will serve light refreshments.  Please make every effort to come not only to hear Dr. Roberts and begin saying Selichot, but try to come every evening (except Saturday) for Selichot at 10:00 pm.
 
With Selichot this week, it must be getting close to Sukkot.  Well, OK, it's a few weeks out, but it's time to order your lulav and etrog; an order form is attached.  While Sukkot might be a few weeks away, the ordering deadline is Thursday, October 6, so don't delay!
 
We are delighted to welcome new members to our congregation!  Welcome to Judah & Anne Marie Druck and their son Theo, Josh & Talya Gepner and their daughterSylvia, and Avraham Klein & Rena Levin-Klein and their daughters Ateret, Shaked, and Racheli.  Come meet these fine folks at services, and get to know them better by inviting them over for a meal!
 
Our youth are looking for some adults to help with groupsover the upcoming High Holidays.  If you are willing to spend 20 - 30 minutes helping in any way such as leading tefillot, telling a story, leading an activity, or giving snacks, we would love your help.  Please contact Amirav Davy,AmiravGD@gmail.com.  We are looking for adult group leaders on the following days:  Rosh Hashana 1 and 2, Monday-Tuesday, October 3-4; and Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 12.
 
The youth committee also requests that those attending Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur with children please let us know in advance which kids will be coming.  These are not reservations, but will help us plan for groups.  Reply to Amirav Davy, AmiravGD@gmail.com.
 
Even if you were not able to attend the first two sessions, please come to the finale of To Hear and Understand the Sound of the Shofar, Tuesday night, September 27, 8:00 - 9:15 pm at Darchei Noam.  The class will be presented by Rob Portnoe, and covers texts and concepts related to the meaning of the shofar and Rosh Hashana, the practical skillsto blow the shofar, and the opportunity to purchase a shofar.
 
The Darchei Noam library is certainly for your use, but we need to make sure we know where our books are.  Sephorim(Gemarot, Chumashim, commentaries, etc. – generally books on the west wall) should not be taken out of the library without the specific permission of the Ritual Committee (Shira Krebs, Rob Portnoe, Allan Baumgarten, Max Donath, Debbie Kusnetz).  General literature (on the east wall) should not be removed without either leaving a note indicating you are taking it, or telling Bob Kusnetz or Mickey Kamel.  Currently, we are trying to locate volume one of Sotah and volume one ofKedushin, as well as our copy of The Glory, by Herman Wouk.  If you have any of these, please reply to this note!
 
Free transportation to the MSP airport if you are on your way to Israel!  Please call Marshall Mintz at 952-927-0081 or e-mail tommintz02@gmail.com to arrange a free trip.