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AGUDAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION

505 Glasgow Lane

Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739

828.693.9838

Yom Shishi, 26 Av 5774

Welcome to our Synagogue!

Menorah AGUDAS front name sign 2-small Agudas Israel front

The Center for Jewish Living in Henderson County!

Linda Perkel PresidentWHAT’S NEXT?

Now that the elections are over, the annual meeting complete, and your new Board of Directors for Agudas Israel installed; What next? At the first board meeting for this fiscal year, we spoke about several areas we plan to address over the next year.

Finances are, of course, always a major concern. Our goal is to provide financial stability for the congregation. To accomplish this we will look to some creative, fun, and effective ways to raise moneys. Each of you who participate in our Agudas Angels or the President’s Club help improves our financial status and sustain us as a congregation. Strategies are being utilized to maximize the growth of reserve funds. Planned giving is an area we will focus on. Larry Kosowsky is chairperson of our fund raising efforts and he is hoping to enlist some of you to assist him with new ideas and implementing projects to accomplish our goals.

Barbara Gittleman is chairperson of our Membership Committee. Barbara and the committee are working hard to attract new members. Some of the ideas being discussed include wine and cheese open houses, parlor meetings, teas, and fun activities to bring people into the congregation. Membership is critical to our synagogue both from a financial perspective and simply, our existence. After all why do we exist? We exist to meet the needs of the Jewish Community in Henderson County. If you want to help with our membership efforts, please let Barbara know.

Programming is an integral aspect of our congregational life. Our programming comes from multiple sources. The Ritual Committee, Membership Committee, Caring Committee, the Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and Rabbi Cohen all generate the various activities that keep us active and engaged. We will continue to develop new programs and evaluate existing programs in order to meet our congregational needs and desires.

Good planning is another area we are working on. We are working on mechanisms to assure that events are planned well in advance and communicated in enough time so that you can mark your calendars and participate as you would like. This will also give each of us the opportunity to get involved, in advance, in projects that interest and excite us.

Finally, our concern and efforts will be focused on good communication to and among the congregation. I hope that we will clearly share with you all, information regarding what is happening at Agudas Israel. You will see various board members on the Bimah and should be able to identify who is doing what for the congregation. I hope that you will share with us your concerns and ideas with me, the committee chairs, and the Rabbi. It is important that if you have a question, issue, or hear something that concerns you, you bring it directly to one of us. I think we are small but mighty and it’s easy to talk amongst ourselves about things we hear. But, let’s be sure what we’re talking about is accurate. Let’s live by the words of the prophets, “What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.”

Shalom

Dr. Linda Perkel, President

 

 

 

The most up-to-date information:

August 22-23, B'NOT MITZVAH SERVICE AND RECEPTION

Friday, 7pm Oneg Shabbat to follow
Saturday, 10:30am Kiddush Luncheon to follow. RSVP no later than August 15
Linda Reihs 954-240--0297 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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 the 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.

 PLANT A TREE IN ISRAEL 

 Planting a tree in Israel is a wonderful act of kindness and support for the state of Israel.  Trees can be planted for bereavement as well as celebrations.  If you are interereted in planting a tree, contact Linda Reihs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 954.240.0297  The trees cost 18.00 and checks are made out to Agudas Israel Sisterhood.  

 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

AUG
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08-22-2014
26th of Av 5774

AUG
22

08-22-2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Service and B'Not Mitzvah

AUG
23

08-23-2014
27th of Av 5774

AUG
23

08-23-2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study

AUG
23

08-23-2014 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Shabbat Service and B'Not Mitzvah

AUG
24

08-24-2014
28th of Av 5774

AUG
24

08-24-2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Brotherhood Breakfast Meeting

AUG
25

08-25-2014
29th of Av 5774