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Honoring Rabbi Jim Prosnit

Honoring Rabbi Prosnit:  Please Save These Dates

As you all know, Rabbi Prosnit is retiring from Congregation B’nai Israel in June 2019. We are planning to send him off in style with many occasions to honor him, celebrate and learn together. Below is an list of the many scheduled events providing opportunities for everyone to participate. Please note them in your calendars and plan to join us!

March 13-26, 2019

Rabbi Prosnit leads congregational trip to Israel. 60 congregants and members of our community join with Rabbi Prosnit and Wendy Bloch. This trip is sold out.

Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, 2019

Shabbat with our associate rabbis – Rabbi Fred Greene and Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz (Shabbat services, dinner/breakfast, learning and discussion).

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.

In the morning, Bonim Grandparents Day. Bonim celebrates grandparents and special guest Grandpa/Rabbi Jim.

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, a favorite teacher of Rabbis Prosnit and Schultz and one of the foremost thinkers and teachers in Jewish life today, will attend Shabbat services at 6 p.m. and will speak at a dinner afterward.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Junior Choir Shabbat honoring Rabbi Prosnit

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.

Religious School barbeque honoring Rabbi Prosnit.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Julie Salamon, the author of “Rambam’s Ladder,” a 2003 meditation on
philanthropy and giving, will speak at an event to honor Wendy Bloch.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Shabbat service featuring Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism and extended Kiddush.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Shabbat morning service, breakfast and Torah study honoring Rabbi Prosnit.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Gala dinner celebrating Rabbi Prosnit.

Thursday, June 14, 2019

Sunday in the Park with Jim. The temple goes to Citifield to root for one of his favorite teams.

We hope you can join us at one or more of these events. Let’s send him off in B’nai Israel style. If you have any questions or want to participate on a committee for one of these events, please let Lynn know.

Mindy and Luise