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    Hanukkah Schedule — 2016-5777

    Minyan Times 

    Our daily minyan schedule is here. Below you will find changes to that daily schedule.

    Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26 – no evening minyan.
    Wednesday, December 18 – evening minyan after Center City Hanukkah Candle Lighting at 6:15 PM.
    Saturday, December 31 – Monday, January 2 – no evening minyan.

    Celebrate Hanukkah with BZBI throughout #servefor8 program. Spend the week of vacation serving the Philadelphia community through Tikkun Olam.  Contact Alyssa for more information.


    Wednesday, 12/21

    Wintershelter Cooking at BZBI 5:30-8:30 PM

    On Christmas Day we will be serving the men of the Wintershelter. Join us as we prepare the meal as one community. We are looking for volunteers to also help us shop. Come for part of the evening or the whole time! If you can not come these days, consider donating some baked goods for dessert or dinner rolls.  Children are invited. Contact Rachel Lutterman to participate. Drop off this months pop up collection items (men’s socks, men’s underwear, and children’s pajamas).

    Saturday, 12/24

    Tikkun Olam Text Study

    Kick off our #servefor8 campaign studying Tikkun Olam with Rabbi Abe Friedman during Shabbat morning services.

    Sunday, 12/25

    Serve Dinner at Wintershelter 5:30 PM

    Join us Christmas Day to serve men of the Wintershelter. Contact Rachel Lutterman to participate. Space is limited. Afterwards join the group for Chinese food

    Tuesday, 12/27

    Purchase “Gift of Life” Family House wish list item – paper towels

    See Friday 12/30 for drop off information. Gift of Life Family House serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia for transplant-related care.

    Wednesday, 12/28

    Center City Kehillah Hanukkah Lighting – outerwear collection 5:15 PM

    BZBI is happy to participate in the Israel American Council (IAC) collection of outerwear, in conjunction with the Center City Kehillah Rittenhouse Square Candle Lighting. Please bring cleaned coats, gloves, scarves, and hats.

    Thursday, 12/29

    Bake at home for Shared Blessings

    See Friday 12/30 for drop off information. Shared Blessings is a meal served every Friday and all are welcome to attend. It is a meal that helps feed the most vulnerable in the city of Philadelphia. Those who have no homes, or who have no income to eat. The shared blessings meal usually serves anywhere between 70 to 120 people a week. BZBI is happy to partner with the Lutheran Church of the Holy communion in Center City.

    Friday, 12/30

    Drop Off Baked Goods

    Drop off baked goods and the wish list item of Gift of Life Family House in front of BZBI in the morning. Please drop off the items before noon. Contact Alyssa if you are interested in helping to deliver these items.

    Saturday, 12/31

    Shabbat Tikkun Olam Reflection

    End the week of service with a discussion and reflection with Rabbi Yosef Goldman during Shabbat morning services.