Darchei noam

A modern Orthodox congregation in St. Louis ParkFacebook


Save the date!  On Shabbat Parshat Ki Tavo, September 12 - 13, Darchei Noam will be pleased to host scholar-in-residence Daniel Rafael Silverstein, a fourth-year student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.  We will send more details soon, but make plans to come to services and other programs that Shabbat.

Heading to Israel?  
Marshall Mintz can get you part of the way there!  Marshall is offering the Darchei Noam community free transportation to the airport (MSP) for people going from here to Israel.  He can fit at most four people in the car but says it would be more comfortable with three or less.

The Adult Education committee will be sponsoring a Read Hebrew America and Canadaprogram sometime between October 19 and December 16.  The program is offered by NJOP, the National Jewish Outreach Program, and consists of 5 - 7 weekly classes of 60 - 90 minutes each.  There is no cost to attend.  To prepare, we need an idea of how many students we might have, and who would like to be volunteer instructors.  If you are interested in attending the class, or teaching, please let Debbie Kusnetz (DebbieBKusnetz@yahoo.com) know by August 11.  For more details about the program, go to http://njop.org/partners/programs/read-hebrew-america-and-canada.
Yasher koach to our new board members, Wendy Khabie (President-elect, starting in 2015),Rafi Huntley, Linda Maach, and Joram Slager.  (Members serving their second year on the board are Robert Karasov (President), Mitch Burke (Treasurer), Daffy Friedman, Ron Krebs, and Judy Marcus.)  To our board members who have just completed their two-year terms, Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten, Ami Davy, Judy Shapiro, and Anne-Monique Rapoport, thanks for your dedication and service!
If you weren't able to make it to the annual meeting, we still have some note cards, stating that a donation has been made to Darchei Noam, and featuring one of our beautiful Torah covers.  A package of 5 is $25 ($20 tax deductible).  Contact Hanna Bloomfield if you'd like some of these beautiful cards!
NCSY Highlights:
  • Minneapolis NCSY is excited to welcome our new Chapter Board:  Izzy Miller - President, Toviya Slager - VP Education, Henry Goldman - VP Communications, Ofir Brizinov - VP Israel Affairs, Nala Slobodyanyuk - VP Outreach and Fundraising, Aaron Burton - VP Chesed, and Ilana Paskoff- Skokie Rep.
  • Save the date - Our exciting Regional Kickoff for Sr NCSY will be Sunday August 31st - September 1st. Stay tuned for details.
  • Minneapolis Torah High is gearing up for another phenomenal year. Torah High is an informal but structured Jewish educational program for High School teens that offers elective credits.  The classes meet once a week at our lounge in St Louis Park.  Please contact Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer at kupfert@ncsy.org for more info.