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Please note that both the time and location for the Women’s reading of Megillat Shir HaShirim has been changed.  The reading will still be Saturday, but at 5:30 pm at the Shapiro home.
 
Darchei Noam will be volunteering at Second Harvest in Golden Valley on Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  We need 15 volunteers of all ages to do food sorting.  If you are interested, please contact Lee Snitzer, jsrulke@aol.com, or952-925-2976
 
Darchei Noam and Beth El present a new class on Soulful Education.  In Soulful Education, the ultimate question for the teacher, educator, and rabbi to ask is not “what do the texts mean?”, but “What do these texts mean to me?”  More information will be coming separately, but save the date for the first class, 7:00 pm, May 12.
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!
 
Save the date for the Darchei Noam Annual Meeting -Sunday, June 5, 9:00 am.  We will have updates on shul business, and election of new directors.
 
We have had a generous donation from anonymous donors to purchase new chairs for the synagogue.  They have offered to match what we fund raise and thus far we have contacted a little more than 20 families who have elected to help us purchase chairs.  These chairs are $150 each and there will be no names or plaques or other assignments to these seats.  A donation simply secures a place for someone's tush!  We are going to purchase a total of 100 chairs.  So far, we have raised a little more than $6100, about $2000 shy of our goal.  If you are interested in donating for these chairs, please contact Wendy Khabie.
 
Many thanks to the generous donors of our new compostable flatware!  Except for wrappers, everything else on the kiddush tables should be compostable, so only the organic/compost bins are set out in the usual "trash" areas.  If you haven't finished your drink, please pour out the liquid in the sink before tossing the cup in the composting bin.  There is one regular garbage can for wrappers and personal trash, and three large recycling bins are under the kitchen table to dispose of recyclable items as necessary.
 
Save the date for the Darchei Noam Annual Meeting -Sunday, June 5, 9:00 am.  We will have updates on shul business, and election of new directors.
 
Please remember that several members of our congregation have allergies or sensitivities to scents, and they have a difficult time being in shul with people who are "perfumed".  Please be considerate of others and do not wear perfume, cologne, after shave, or other scents when coming to services or events.
We wish kol hakavod to Mitch Burke for his years of service to Darchei Noam as our treasurer.  Thanks to Mitch, our synagogue's finances are in order and we are very grateful for his guidance and leadership at our board meetings.  Mitch will be stepping down and Joel Ribnick has been selected by the board of directors to take his place as our new treasurer.  Next time you see them, please thank Mitch for his service, and welcome Joel to his new role.
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.