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Yom Shlishi, 5 Sivan 5777

A Message from our Rabbi


When you visit the JCK we are sure that you will feel at home at our various services, programs, and social events. The JCK family is known for its intimate, welcoming, inclusive, and informal character where our Jewish culture and traditions come to life in vibrant and modern ways. We welcome non-Jewish partners to participate in all areas of congregational life. Whether you are looking for a spiritual connection, Jewish education, opportunities for social action, or social programming, the JCK has what you have been looking for in a congregation!

As the rabbi of the JCK, my goal is to facilitate the presentation of Judaism, our texts, culture, theology, food, and Israel, in a way that will instill a sense of excitement and wonderment in Jews of all ages, and lead toward increased curiosity, spirituality and a real sense of community. 

At the JCK we empower our community members to take ownership ofthe aspects of Judaism with which they identify, interact, and in which they are most invested; guiding them towards greater confidence in their Jewish identities and practice. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our services or other great events during the year.

B’Shalom (in peace),

Rabbi Josh Leighton

Visit my blog at :http://rabbiyosh.blogspot.com


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Services May 19 - Friday will be at 7PM at the Temple.

May 20, Saturday is Ranon Aberbach's Bar Mitzvah...please join us.

May 21 Sunday is the last day of B'Yachad for the year, it will be a fun day culminating in a
"Have a great summer" party.

Also on Sunday, CBS is having a special program.  They will be having a speaker from Valencia Spain talking about what work she has done there in crating a Jewish congregation out of nothing.


CBS hosted her 5 years ago as a speaker the last time she was back in the States; her name is Alba Toscano and she is a funny and knowledgeable person. 

The program should start around 1pm. 

And don't forget...
June 2 - RedWhite and Blue BBQ Shabbat at the Cohn's.
On the Fundraising side...

The Elstiens and the Heymans have each offered to match any donation we receive until May 21.  That

means your donation will be, not doubled, but TRIPLED!!  

Now is the time to donate if you truly want to help the Temple.  
Donations can be made through Paypal on our website or through our crowd funding campaign at https://www.givebutter.com/i5x562 
Or you can email your pledge to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you an invoice.
Remember to do this before May 21 so the Temple can enjoy the maximum benefit.
The B'Yachad School is collecting BoxTops for Education - they are those little coupon-like tags that appears on many foods, and other products like tissues, bags, foil, etc.  Once we have collected enough of them, we will be able to redeem them for school supplies for our children.  A box is in our lobby, with a picture of a "BoxTop" on the side.  Please help us out by looking for these boxtops, and collecting them for us.  A small mitzvah that does a world of good for our kids!
Juliet Barr, 
Director of Education 
B'Yachad School




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Our Torah is Czech Scroll MST #1089.  It is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Prague during the Nazi occupation 1939-1945 from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, and which then came under the control of the Czechoslavak Government for many years.  The scrolls were acquired by Ralph Yablon and brought to the Westminster Synagogue in London.  Subsequently some 1400 scrolls have been allocated on loan to communities and organisations around the world; founding member Ed Weisselberg secured the JCK scrolls.  Through the scrolls we wish to remember European Jewish life before the Holocaust as well as it's tragic destruction, challenge those who interact with the scrolls to confront prejudice and hatred, and inspire them to action by committing to their Jewish lives and worrking to build bridges across communities.  For more information about the preservation and history of the Czech Memorial Sifre Torah visit www.memorialscrollstrust.org



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