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Dear Friend of the Community (חבר קהילה):
Many of us know that according to Jewish law and practice, Jews may not eat nor possess nor benefit from anyhametz (fermented or leavened grain-products) during the entire holiday of Passover (Pesach; Monday afternoon, April 10 – Tuesday night, April 18). It is customary to empty your house of all hametz, including any items made from barley, rye, oat, wheat, or spelt (mnemonic: B.R.O.W.S.) prior to Passover. This practice even applies to your pet’s food and even if you will be away during the holiday.
While many Jews pack up their hametz and put them out of the way in a secure place in the home, such as a garage or a taped cupboard, there are other methods to dispose of hametz: in some homes, members of the family hunt for the hametz on the eve before Pesach and then burn it the next morning. Others donate all of theirhametz to a food bank. A popular way to get rid of your hametz is to sell it to a non-Jew, using an appointed agent to conduct that transaction. To facilitate the selling of hametz, I (Rabbi Ferency) agree to act as our representative and will be selling hametz. On the next page you will find a sale of hametz contract.
Please return this contract to the synagogue office by April 3. It is customary to send a small donation to the synagogue in lieu of payment for these services. Checks should be made out to “Heska Amuna” and designated in the Memo line for the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. These funds will help fulfill the mitzvah ofma’ot hittim, helping needy Jews observe the holiday of Passover.
This contract may be returned to the Synagogue office by mail, in person, or by scanning and emailing back to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than April 3.
- Chametz Sale form 5777
- Selling Hametz
11 Marilyn Burnett
18 Jeannie Bobroff
25 Markus Eisenbach
11 Bernard Bendriem
18 Jared Iroff-Bailey
25 Jenifer Ohriner
4 Barb Levin
11 Mary Ann Merrell
18 Mark Siegel
25 Mary Ann Merrell
4 Jeff Jacobson
11 Bernard Bendriem
18 Abraham Brietstein
25 Rachel Bonano
1 Janet Gurwitch
8 Rachel Bonano
15 Barry Allen
22 Jenifer Ohriner
29 Jason Scharfman
1 Etyan Klausner
8 Serina Scott
15 Ken Brown
22 Mary Ann Merrell
29 Miriam Weinstein
6 Abraham Brietstein
13 Jared Iroff-Bailey
20 Markus Eisenbach
27 Adam Rowe
6 Adam Rowe
13 Miriam Weinstein
20 Barb Levin
27 Jeannie Bobroff
3 Eytan Klausner
10 Ken Brown
17 Serina Scott
24 Raphe Panitz
3 Raphe Panitz
10 Janet Gurwitch
17 Marilyn Burnett
24 Mark Siegel
*** If you cannot work on your assigned week, please contact fellow Board members to find a replacement and email the main office by Wednesday so the correct name may be included in the Shabbat brochure.***
Due to Knox County Schools being closed for illnesses, HARS will be closed January 29th. Friday night’s Shabbat Dinner will also be rescheduled to a later date. Sunday school on February 2nd will proceed as planned.
Heska Amuna Synagogue proudly announces the first annual Leaders of Our Tribe Shabbat Celebration: A Proper President’s Day Commemoration of our Heska Amuna Leadership
Join our February 18 Shabbat service as we honor the men and women who, for over 105 years, have served as Officers of our Board of Trustees, Sisterhood, and Men’s Club. Stewarding us since 1911, we have a delightfully long history to celebrate!
This Inaugural Celebration also marks the establishment of the “Defenders of the Faith” fund. Details below.
4 WAYS YOU CAN HELP US CELEBRATE:
- Share your pictures or stories. Send remembrances of our past leaders via email, paper mail, or call us to set up a recording session! We will copy and return all pictures or documents.
- Show your appreciation. Attend our celebration on February 18. Shabbat Services will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a special Kiddush.
- Kvel with us. Enjoy a special D’var Torah Parshah Play from our Heska Amuna Religious School students – our leaders of the future!
- Support our congregation. Be a donor to our new “Defenders of the Faith”
- The “Defenders of the Faith” Fund
- Honor all Heska Amuna elected leaders of our Board of Trustees, Sisterhood, and Men’s Club
- “Defenders of the Faith” is derived from a translation of “Heska Amuna”
- Funds to be used only for repair, replacement, or embellishment of items used for religious observances, prayer, or Torah study such as Torah scrolls, our Holy Arks, and other ritual or religious items
- Founder’s Special: A commemorative plaque will acknowledge all donors helping to establish the required base funding of $4,000. Donations of all amounts are appreciated and must be received by February 28, 2017 to be included on the plaque