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AGUDAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION

505 Glasgow Lane

Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

828.693.9838

Yom Rishon, 9 Nisan 5775

Welcome to our Synagogue!

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The Center for Jewish Living in Henderson County!

 President’s Message

 

Linda PerkelThanksgiving is the traditional time for giving thanks. But as we prepare for the arrival of Passover and remember and celebrate our exo-dus from Egypt, we are thankful; thankful to God for all his miracles and thankful that we are no longer slaves in Egypt.. While I cer-tainly share these feelings, my current thoughts are more in the moment. I have so many things to be thankful for in my personal life, but I am so grateful for the gifts that I have re-ceived from so many of you in recent times. Where to begin? Thank you to the search committee who worked so diligently to choose our new Rabbi. Thanks to those congregants who came to meet and greet the candidates for Rabbi. Thanks to Audrey Shemesh and Jayne Jennings and the children of Beit Sefer who put on a great Purim celebration; (thanks also to Harry for the schnapps). Thanks to Randye Unsell and her terrific committee and vol-unteers who put together our Shabbat Across Amer-ica evening. Thanks to Rabbi Marcus for leading us in a wonderful Shabbat Across America Service. Thanks to all of us who came and enjoyed Shabbat Across America. And there is more. Thanks to the many individuals who have stepped up and have led or will be leading Friday night services over the next 3 months. Thanks to the commit-tees and their chairs that are working on member-ship, fundraising, communication, Mitzvah Day, and the Mountain Jewish Festival. And consider all the work that is done by our talented volunteers to help Susan in the office and the ongoing work of so many of the guys who keep our building in good shape; thanks to all of them. The gift of your commitment to our congregation fills me with gratitude. I rest eas-ier in the knowledge that Agudas Israel is in many good hands.

Shalom
Linda Perkel, President

 

The most up-to-date information:

Saturday, April 4,  - Congregational Passover Seder at Agudas Israel Catered Passover Seder. Member $40 adult, $20 child 6-10, child under 6 free; Guests/non-member $45, $22 child 6-10, child under 6 free. Your check is your reservation, call the Synagogue office today. Click here to download the reservation form.

Thursday, April 9,  - Women's Passover Seder at Agudas Israel Catered Passover Seder. Member/Guests $40 adult, $20 child 6-10, child under 6 freeYour check is your reservation, call the Synagogue office today. Click here to download the reservation form.


SUPPORT OUR JUDAICA BOUTIQUE AND VISIT OUR BOOTH AT THE ISRAEL FESTIVAL

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 Volunteers need to help in the booth. Contact Teri Nadler-Thorz.


DINNER FOR SIX

Spring is coming, and we will be resuming our Dinner for Six program. The timing for the May, June, and July session is perfect as our southern members will be drifting into town for the season. If you are interested in participating, contact Mike Beckerman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 828-388-1030. Click here for more information.


 

SAVE THESE DATES...

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015

MITZVAH DAY


 

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015sisterhood fashion show


 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015

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 Order your T-shirt with matching hat today by clicking here!

A Community Event for Everyone!

Featuring:

Traditional Jewish Food! How We Celebrate! Holiday Crafts! Music!

Click here to see information flyer!

 


 Hebrew Classes - Wednesdays, Arthur Lebowitz, resident language scholar will teach beginning and intermediate Hebrew.  6:30-7:30 Beginning Hebrew followed by Intermediate at 7:30-8:30 pm.  To register contact Dr. Arthur Lebowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Susan at Agudas Israel's office, 828.693.9838 


 

mah jongg mania logoMAHJ MANIA

Sunday, August 9, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Hear Yee, Hear Yee, all  experienced Mah Jongg Players.  Get ready for a wonderful event. This fundaraiser will take play at Beth Ha Tehpila (CBHT) Click here for more information.  Please join our sisters at CBHT and help make this event a huge success! Contact Carol Gillen for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


  Agudas Israel has a Facebook Page.  We are keeping up with the current times.  Please take the time to check out our page...you do not have to have a facebook account to view our page....see photos...LIKE US...the most up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/agudas.israel

Bookmark this page and refer to it often for up-to-the minute program details/changes/and photos of latest events.

Volunteers are needed for coordinating Onegs, Managing the Calendar, Hunger Coalition and Chai Lites.  


 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MAINSTAY

Mainstay is in need of volunteers.  The Purple Ribbon Thrift Store needs help.  Mainstay is an organization that helps women and their children get shelter from domestic violence. Please call 828.693.3840 and ask for April Hatch, volunteer coordinator.

BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD JOINED TOGETHER ON SUNDAY JULY 6TH TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY, FATHER'S DAY, AND INDEPENDANCE DAY.  See photos by clicking here.

 
SHOPPING MADE EASY WITH AGUDAS ISRAEL GIFT CARDS

Use gift cards for all of your holiday gift giving (hairdresser, mail carrier, teachers, housekeepers, etc) Come into the synagogue with your check or contact Carol Leaman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See how you can help speed up this process with gift cards.

BOOKPLATES FOR OUR SIDDURS

Bookplates are now ready to be inserted into our siddur, Mishkan T'filah. The bookplates can be purchases for $36 each, "In honor of" or "In memory of". Send your order with payment to Susan LaRue in the Agudas Israel office. There are only 100 books available and we expect them to sell out quickly

 PHOTOS ARE NOW ON THE WEBSITE!

Mazel Tov to the Chairs and volunteers on great events and a jobs well-done. See the Special Event section for photos from our latest special events at Agudas Israel (or click here)! (Please wait a few seconds for them to download.)

 


 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
1

04.01.2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Apr
1

04.01.2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Apr
1

04.01.2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Apr
2

04.02.2015 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Apr
2

04.02.2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Apr
2

04.02.2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Apr
3

04.03.2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Apr
4

04.04.2015 - 04.10.2015