IJSS news and happenings

Sam Horowitz, Secretary

The Institute for Judaic Services and Studies was pleased to sponsor the 13th annual High Holy Days services, and enjoyed the teaching and insights of Rabbi Sanford Seltzer and the beautiful rendition of the High Holy Day liturgy by Cantorial Soloist Sarah Bollt, accompanied by Carolyn Cochrane. We wish all our members a very happy and healthy New Year.

The Institute for Judaic Services and Studies announces that the first fall Shabbat Service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the West Ballroom of the MountainView Country Club. The lively service is led by Rabbi Seltzer and Sarah Bollt, accompanied by Carolyn Cochrane. The following Shabbat services for the year will be held on October 23, 2015 (West Ballroom, MountainView Country Club), November 13, 2015 (Mariposa Room, DesertView Country Club), and December 18, 2015 (West Ballroom, MountainView Country Club). All services begin at 7:00 p.m.

An optional dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Mesquite Grill of the MountainView Country Club precedes services (please note the new location). A preset menu of a variety of choices has been selected and the total cost of the meal is $15, all inclusive. Dietary accommodations can be made. Ellie Aderlman will be coordinating our Shabbat meals. Ellie lives at 36500 South Rock Crest Drive (Unit 15) and can be contacted by phone 818-3064 or email at [email protected] There will be a container by the front door to receive checks, made out to the Institute for Judaic Services. Please join us for Shabbat dinner in the Mesquite Grill at 5:00 p.m. prior to each Shabbat service.

Shabbat services are followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat. Please consider sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat. It is a meaningful way to mark a milestone event in the family. We are seeking sponsors for our services in 2015-16. For further information about being a sponsor, please contact Kim Halper at 825-7135.

During the past several years, the entire community has looked forward to Rabbi Seltzer’s classes during the winter months. Topics in the past have included inter-religious perspectives on Jerusalem, the future of the American Jewish community, and Jewish customs and beliefs. More information will be forthcoming.

The Institute welcomes back to SaddleBrooke those returning members and looks forward to seeing you at programs and services.

For further information about membership or the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies please contact Joel Wyner 825-8175, Sandy McNabb 825-4122 or Sam Horowitz 468-6994.