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Shul News and Mazel Tovs:

Kiddush is sponsored by:

§Linda, Josh, and Andrea Griff in honor of the 50th anniversary of Michael’s Bar Mitzvah.
§Brian and Alice Milner on the occasion of the yahrtzeits of Alice’s mother, Beryl Cohen and Brian’s mother, Rene Milner.

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored

§Cliff Altschull in memory of his mother, Gertrude Altschull.
§Marlene Feibish Hutcher in memory of her father, Hyman Feibish.

Annual KBI Purim Seudah: Purim is around the corner! Our annual seudah will take place Thursday, March 1st at 5:00 PM. There will be a Purim Carnival from 4:15 PM-5:15 PM. The cost for the Seudah is $15/adult, $10/child, and $45/Family Max. Your payment is your reservation. Please contact the KBI office by February 21st  at 804-288-7953 or [email protected] for reservations or questions.

Wishing a Refuah Shleima to:

Chany Kaufman
Avrummie Klestzick
Avi Slavin

Anne Woods

Happy Birthday!

2/16 –Deborah Heller, Josh Peck

2/17 – Michael Griff, Joanna Miller

2/18 – Devorah Aronowitz, Hedy Lapkin, Zach Lynn

2/19 – Audrey Chumbris, Sarah Francis, Meir Skaist

2/20 – Dena Cantor, Menachem Poliakoff, Mark Press, Yair Samora

2/21 – Jacob Roth

Education @ KBI:

Rabbi Asher’s Shabbat morning Gemara class will meet this week at 8:30 AM in the social hall.                                       


Women’s Class: Liz Alexander is teaching a women’s class on Mishnah on Shabbat afternoons.  This weeks class will meet at 4:45 PM at 819 St. Christopher Rd. The class is currently learning about the recitation of the Shema in Massekhet Berakhot.


Men’s Class: Please join us Sunday mornings for a Men’s Open Beit Midrash in the Weger chapel after Shacharit. For any questions, please contact Dr. Doni Poliakoff at [email protected] or Rabbi Bart at [email protected]. If you would like assistance in setting up a chavruta, please reach out to Rabbi Asher at [email protected].


JR. High Torah Class: will not meet this week.


Men & Women’s Class on Sefer Yehoshua will not meet this week.


Women’s Learning Class: The next series will be on the topic of Purim in the Weger Chapel at 8:15 PM* on  February 20. Arielle Sherman will be speaking. * PLEASE NOTE: This is a time change from the original schedule.


In the Community:

Young Israel of Richmond has formed a partnership with several KBI members known as The Chassidic Group.  Under the leadership of David Gruber there will be men's only Chassidic Torah classes starting at 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights for about 1 hour at 407 Harlan Circle.  David will be teaching the writings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.  At the end of the class there is a short segment in anticipation of Purim by Yissachar Schneiderman followed by ma’ariv at 8 PM.  A hot meal is usually served and there is no charge for either the class or the refreshments. For more information please call 804-288-8816 or email David at [email protected].

Purim preparation with a three-week study of the Book of Esther: This multi-week opportunity will conclude this Thursday night February 22 at 8:30 PM at the Yeshiva of Virginia (6801 Patterson Ave). The class will be given by Rabbi Don Cantor. Followed by cholent and kugel. Men and women are welcome. Program sponsored by Rowee Yadin in memory of his brother Gilad.

Events @ KBI:

Shine: INTRODUCING “Shine!” – a Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13.  This club is designed to facilitate your daughter's discovery of what it means to be a Jewish woman through learning & fun. Discussions on Torah thoughts & ideals, projects & crafts will enhance her Bat Mitzvah year and help her shine even brighter! Club meets every other Sunday from April 15 - August 26, with a final celebration at the end of September. For more information or to register, please contact Aliza Asher or Marlena Cantor at [email protected] or [email protected].


Save the Date! Sunday, February 25, 2018: The KBI Mikvah presents Mrs. Jessie Fischbein on "Infertility in the Bible: How our Torah Role Models Dealt with Life's Challenges" (2 PM), and "Prayer: If G-d Knows Best, How and Why Can We Change His Mind?" (3 PM).  Cost is $10/person or $18/family max.  For more information or to co-sponsor this exciting event, please contact Rivka Skaist at [email protected]

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Cocktails & Canvas:  Women are invited to join KBI Sisterhood for a night of painting and fun Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 PM at KBI! Our very own local artist Madeline Berger will instruct us in painting our own masterpiece of a Jerusalem Old City street.  Your check or credit card payment of $25 is your reservation. You can pay online at kbirichmond.com on the payments and donations page or send a check to KBI Sisterhood 6300 Patterson Ave, 23226RSVP required to ensure supplies are available.  ***Please note change of date***


NCSY (for teens)

LIFT: Looking for a fun, casual event for your teen? Look no further than NCSY’s LIFT (Leadership Initiative for Teens) program. Every Tuesday LIFT will meet 7 PM at the Village Starbucks (7017 Three Chopt Rd.) 

If you have any questions about either of these programs, please contact Arielle Sherman at 602-885-2282 or email [email protected]


Sens. Cardin and Portman Condemn Anti-Israel U.N. Report
On February 1, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a joint statement denouncing a recent U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner report that targeted companies that conduct business with Israel, but deferred listing any of them by name. The anti-Israel report includes detailed steps on its investigation of more than 200 companies, including 22 American companies, laying the groundwork to release a blacklist to boycott such companies in the future. “We strongly oppose the ongoing efforts to compile a blacklist of companies that do business in Israeli-controlled territories,” the senators wrote. In 2017, Sens. Cardin and Portman, along with Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, spearheaded the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 1697 and S. 720). This bipartisan legislation would combat the boycott of Israel in the international arena by expanding existing U.S. anti-boycott laws to international organizations like the United Nations and the European Union. “This bipartisan legislation protects U.S. companies from unsanctioned international boycotts and preserves the space for direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.” The senator added that they “oppose all efforts by international organizations seeking to undermine prospects for resuming negotiations for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Looking Ahead!

Girl Scout Lock In -  February 17

Mivkah Event with Jessie Fischbein February 25

Annual KBI Purim Seudah and Carnival – March 1

Cocktails and Canvas– March 3