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June 24, 2017

30 Sivan 5777           

Parshat  Korach

Rabbi: Dovid Asher 

President: Ben Freedlander                             

The Eruv Is Up                      

Shabbat Services

Candle Lighting: 8:17  p.m.

Fri. Mincha: 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

Shacharit: 9:00 a.m.

Junior Congregation: 9:30-11:30

Beginners Services:10:00 a.m.

Mincha: 8:10 p.m.

Shabbat Ends: 9:20 p.m.

Weekday Minyan:


Sunday: 8:30 a.m.

Mon & Thurs: 6:25 a.m.

Tues, Wed, & Fri: 6:30 a.m.

Mincha: 8:20 p.m.

Next Week Candle Lighting: 8:17 p.m.


Shul News and Mazel Tovs:

Mazel Tov Marvin and Ilene on their well deserved recognition and honor on Sunday Night.

Condolences to Charlotte Weinberg on the passing of her son, Howard Weinberg, Shiva will be observed through Monday at 1513 Hearthglow Lane.  May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Kiddush is sponsored by:

§Josh & Elly Goldberg in honor of the birth of their daughter, Dalia.
§Jack & Barry Cohen, Rabbi Gershom & Sarah Francis, Eric & Joanna Miller, John Minor & Dr. Leslie Cohen, Rabbi Elliot & Sorah Plotnick, Yosef & Michele Reinke, and Rabbi Yosef & Leah Skaist in honor of the RTA 8th grade graduates.

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Toby Friedman in memory of her father, Ben Friedman.

The annual KBI K’hal Meeting will take place Sunday, June 25th at 10 a.m.

Wishing a Refuah Shleima to:

ØRoz Burkat
ØJay Glazer
ØDave Lowitz
ØHenry Snider
ØSusan White
ØAnne Woods

ØJerry Taub

Happy Birthday!

6/23  Dovid Aronowitz, David Brustein, Rivka Levin Shulman

6/24  Ezra Holi, Chana Reinke

6/25  Rabbi Yisroel Fletcher

6/26 Yossi Goel, Shifra Poznanski

6/27 Tzvi Plotnick

Education @ KBI:

Rabbi Asher’s Shabbat morning Gemara class will meet this week at 8:30 a.m.

Rabbi Chaim Moskowitz will be speaking before Kiddush on “Honoring Solo and Communal Spiritual Practice.”

Rabbi  Chaim Moskowitz will be teaching a class at 7 p.m. in the KBI sanctuary titled “To Live and Not Die: Before and After the Torah was Given.”

Women are invited to participate in a unique program designed to develop Hebrew learning skills through an inspiring, text-based learning program with Shalvie Friedman. In addition to chavrusa learning (all skill levels welcome), Shalvie will be facilitating an interactive discussion on topics in The Book of Iyov through a live video teleconference for our community. We will meet at 9:15a.m. on Wednesday mornings June 28th-August 9th at the home of Marlena Cantor. Cost is 50 dollars for the entire program or 8 dollars per individual class. Please contact Marlena Cantor or Bracha Poliakoff if you are interested in participating or would like more information. 

Men and boys, take the opportunity to learn any Torah topic with Rabbi Skaist this summer. Please call or text 804-477-4428 to set up a time that is convenient for you. 


Events around Town:

Camp Yaniv starts Monday. There will be separate boys and girls divisions for 3-8th grade from 9-4 daily. There will be sports, swimming, baking, learning, arts and crafts, field trips, and much more. June 26- August 4. Weekly price $175. Contact Rabbi Menachem Sherman at [email protected].

Camp Kaytana (Bart Camp) is back for its 9th year and will be running from June 21st – August 11th for ages 2-8. Camp hours are from 9-1 and aftercare is available upon request. The cost is $75/week, $70/week for each additional child. Please contact Malka Bart at 804-551-3227 or [email protected]. 

Events @ KBI:

The KBI fiscal year ends on June 30th. Please get in any monies that you have outstanding to the shul by June 30th.

The KBI Security meeting has initiated a Shomrim (security) program.  The goal of the program is to act as the eyes and ears of the congregation in the event of an emergency and assist in managing circumstance should an issue arise; that said, the Security Committee is currently looking for members to expand this Group immediately.  Volunteers will be expected to participate in periodic training and, subsequently, have periodic shifts during services (and other significant events as yet to be defined).


If you are interested in learning more or are ready to step up right now, please contact Commander Dana Griffin at [email protected].  Dates and times for summer training will be announced shortly. 

Finally, even if you do not sign up for this Shomrim initiative, if you do See Something, Say Something.   Anyone observing suspicious behavior of any kind should report it immediately to a shomer (security team member), a board member or the Rabbi.  If you are in doubt, REPORT IT!

KBI  Social Justice Committee
Do not separate yourself from the community.
Pirkei Avot 2:5 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is one of the basic values of Judaism. KBI seeks to engage our membership in the community through various social justice projects that will assist in ameliorating social issues and will benefit the wider Central Virginia and the Richmond Jewish community.

We are joining FEEDMORE, which 'provides our regions most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors – with one of the most basic necessities: nourishment' in assisting them with their mission. On July 13, 9-12 we will pack breakfast bags for under served youth.  If you are able to assist, please contact Miriam Davidow. 

Support for refugees locally: Temple Beth-Els sponsored refugee family and others supported by the International Rescue Committee and ReEstablish Richmond seek support. You can provide assistance (individually) as drivers, language supporters and more via the International Refugee CommitteeReEstablish Richmond or Temple Beth-Elprogram. Transportation is the most essential need at this time.  NOTE: Background checks are required when working directly with a family. This is shared for individual participation. For questions, contact Miriam Davidow.

This summer, we are thrilled to have the Kollel Bein Hametzarim return to Richmond. The Kollel will run between July 27th-August 10th.  In order for us to run this program, we need hosts for the participants. Please let us know if you can help with accommodations for a young family of 4 or the Yeshiva students. Please also be in touch with the office if you are interested in hosting meals or learning opportunities.

Easy Fund Raising for KBI; Please work Saturday Midnight Bingo at Pop's Bingo for Let's Give RVA. Each volunteer earns approximately $200 per night for KBI (please remember to specify KBI). Please see any of the Goldbergs for details.

To be the “Who Wants to be the KBI President” and give the weekly announcements all you have to do is contact the office and send in a $36 donation to the Kiddush Fund. Your delivery of the announcements will be judged by impartial family judges. 


LIFT will resume in the Fall.


Bipartisan House Letter to Treasury Secretary: Urge Reimposition of FATF Countermeasures Against Iran

On June 16, Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D -AZ) and David Kustoff (R - TN) sent a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging the United States to push for the re-imposition of countermeasures against Iran at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary. It is now clear

that Iran —the worlds leading sponsor of terrorism — has not made substantive efforts to stop its money laundering activities or to cut off its support for their major terrorist proxies, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, states the letter. Irans Action Plan was flawed

from the beginning, since Iran does not view its funding for Hamas and Hezbollah as funding terrorism. FATF is the international organization responsible for legal and regulatory guidelines on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. Until June 2016, Iran had been on a

FATF blacklist—and subject to countermeasures—due to its terrorist financing and deficiencies in combatting money laundering. FATF suspended these countermeasures last June for a 12-month period, when Iran submitted an action plan designed to address some of these issues. During its plenary meeting this month, the international financial watch dog must decide whether to continue the suspension of countermeasures against Iran, or allow for their re-imposition.


Looking Ahead:

Annual KBI K’hal Meeting – June 25

KBI Dinner honoring Marvin & Ilene Paley – June 25

Discovery Seminar – July 9

Kollel Bein HametzarimJuly 27-August 10