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July 22, 2017 

28 Tamuz 5777           

Parshat  Mattot-Masei 

Rabbi: Dovid Asher 

President: Mark Press                       

The Eruv Is Up                      

Weekday Minyan:


Sun: 8:30 a.m.

Mon:6:20 a.m.

Thurs: 6:25 a.m.

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


8:05 p.m.

Shabbat Services

Candle Lighting:8:09  p.m.

Fri. Mincha: 7:00 p.m., 8:05 p.m.

Shacharit: 9:00 a.m.

Junior Congregation: 9:30-11:30

Beginners Services: 10:00 a.m.

Mincha: 8:00 p.m.

Shabbat Ends: 9:11 p.m.

Next Week Candle Lighting:

8:00 p.m.

Shul News and Mazel Tovs:

Kiddush is sponsored by Chuck and Judy Lessin in honor of their children Rabbi Adam, Michal, & grandchildren visiting from Israel and in honor of their children Akiva & Ilana  moving into their new home.

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Daniel and Julia Roth in commemoration of Julia’s brother, Jeff Bauchner on his birthday and yahrtzeit.

There will be Shabbat afternoon BNOS groups for girls ages 4-12 this Shabbat, July 22nd from 4-5 p.m. downstairs at KBI hosted by the SEED Girls. SEED girls are sponsored by Camp Yaniv and Lets Give RVA.

Wishing a Refuah Shleima to:

ØRoz Burkat
ØJay Glazer
ØJoan Griff
ØMichael Griff
ØDave Lowitz
ØHenry Snider
ØJerry Taub
ØSusan White
ØAnne Woods

Happy Birthday!

7/21 – Mark Cohen

7/22 – Yael Fletcher, Alan Pollack

7/24 – Bruce Ackman, Chany Kaufman, Mordechai Miller, Mitch Ragone

7/25 – Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Elliot Fitzgerald

7/26 – Naava Plotnick

7/27 – Sarah Colon, Emma Rubin

Education @ KBI:

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

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 9:15 a.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: 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:

Starting this week there will be a firm deadline of Wednesday at noon for all announcements.  Please submit any announcements before that time to ensure that the announcements will be included.

Ladies, come support the Tish Marmorstein Mikvah at the Sharon Jaffa Women's Community Center! Enjoy a wine and cheese reception and engaging lecture by Michal Lessin on "Realizing our Role, Valuing our Children". The event will take place on Sunday July 23rd at 6:45pm at the home of Chuck and Judy Lessin (6500 Patterson Ave.). $5 donation requested or consider being a sponsor at any level:

Pinot Grigio sponsor: $36

Chardonnay sponsor: $72

Merlot sponsor: $150

Cabernet Sauvignon sponsor: $250

* If we get 4 sponsors, at any level, we will not seek donations at the door.*

Rabbi Adam Lessin will be performing Mezuzah checking in Richmond until August 2nd.  Please call 804-767-1337 to make a reservation. 

The KBI Security committee 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!

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 opportunity

Easy Fund Raising for KBI; Please work Saturday Midnight Bingo and the Sunday 1 p.m. bingo game 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 Goldberg's for details.


LIFT will resume in the Fall.


House Committee Approves Pro-Israel Measures
On July 19, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee included key provisions in the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2018 that support Americas ally Israel. The bill provides $3.1 billion in security assistance to Israel—fully meeting Americas commitment under the current Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries. It also extends Americas authority to stockpile weapons in Israel until the end of 2019 and provides Israel with $7.5 million for assisting with refugee resettlement. The bill and its accompanying report also include additional important provisions that: address rampant anti-Israel bias at the United Nations; maintain key funding restrictions on the Palestinian Authority (PA); restrict Palestinians diplomatic representation in the United States and cut off aid if the Palestinians initiate or actively support an International Criminal Court investigation against Israel; maintain stringent prior-year restrictions on U.N. Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) funds, including an analysis of the current definition of Palestinian refugees used by the agency; provide funding for important people-to-people reconciliation programs that promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians; and continue provisions that mandate reporting on sanctions applied against Iran for its ballistic missile activities.


Looking Ahead:

KBI Mikvah Educational ShiurJuly 23

Kollel Bein HametzarimJuly 27-August 10

Tisha BAv Programming – July 31 and August  1