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Shul News and Mazel Tovs:

Mazel Tov to David and Hana Hecht on the birth of a boy! The Shalom Zachor will take place tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the Hecht's home, 6222 Jeffrey Rd. 

Condolences to Jay and Felicia Glazer on the loss of their son, Doron Glazer. May the Glazer family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Kiddush is sponsored by:

§David and Fran Gewirtz in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Fran’s father,
§Debbie Braverman in memory of her parents, Wally and Frances Leopold, and her sister, Bev Merenbloom.

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by:

§Cliff Altschull in commemoration of his father-in-law’s yahrtzeit.
§Menachem and Arielle Sherman in commemoration of Arielle’s father’s yahrtzeit.

In Gratitude:

Dr. Henry Snider, Coach Doug Lewis, and their families are very grateful to all the people who made Simchat Torah so special. To the Rabbi, Ritual Committee, organizers, chorus, chair lifters/escorters, Ilene, Amy Beth, kitchen preparers and servers and all the people who were kind enough to contribute to meal and the ruach that accompanied it—Todah Rabah.

Wishing a Refuah Shleima to:

ØJay Glazer
ØJoan Griff
ØMichael Griff
ØHenry Snider
ØAnne Woods

Happy Birthday!

10/20 – Serach Gunzburg, Michel Sherman

10/21 – Tovi Weinberger

10/22 – Pnina Cantor, Marvin Paley,

Sandra Shull

10/23 – Lee Braverman

10/24 – Joan Cantor, Alexander Klestzick, Neena Maizels

10/25 – Fran Blum, Avraham Fitzgerald,

Jerry Soble

Events @ KBI:

KBI Fishing Trip will be on October 22, 2017 from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. The Head boat leaves the dock at 12:30 pm and returns to the dock at 5:30 pm. The cost is $45/person and is limited to the first 40 people.

Please pay on line at www.kbirichmond.com or send your check in to the office. The office will verify your reservation. We will depart the KBI parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and we will carpool to the boat (approximately 90 minute drive). For further information please contact Ben Freedlander at [email protected].


Family Movie Afternoon will be held on Sunday, October 29th from 3:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Toy Story II will be the featured film. $5/person, $15/family max. Snacks will be provided. For further information, please contact Sarah Chandler at 347-821-1590 or [email protected].


Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner will be held on Friday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the KBI social hall.  Prices are $14/adult, $10/child (13 and under) and $50/family max. Please contact the KBI office at 288-7953 or [email protected] for questions or reservations.


KBI's Social Justice committee invites you to support food insecurity in RIC at FEEDMORE, October 24, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Volunteers will be assisting staff pack food bags in the CVFB distribution facility. Tasks are of a physical nature and include assembling 2000 food bags with shelf stable items that are delivered to children in various schools each week.  Volunteers will unpack items from crates and cartons, assemble them into food bags and recycle and clean up after their shift. Limited space available for volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Miriam Davidow at 288-3505 or [email protected].


Emek Sholom National Holocaust Cemetery presents the Esther J. Windmueller Never Again Award, a $300 dollar scholarship awarded annually to a high school student. The check will be awarded to a high school student in Virginia who submits the best essay. This year’s topic is "Never Again - What We Can Do Today to Stop the Growing Tide of Anti Semitism World-Wide and also in America“. The essay should be 500 words or less, and be emailed to [email protected] by October 31, 2017. The winner will read his/her essay at the annual Kristallnacht Ceremony on November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and provide a one page handout about what the audience members can do to counteract the growing tide of anti-Semitism. For the application, please visit http://www.emeksholomcemeteryrichmond.org/  If you have questions, please feel contact [email protected]


Events around Town:

The Rudlin Torah Academy and Weinstein JCC invite active seniors to “THE BETTER TOGETHER PROJECT!” This program brings together RTA students and seniors for learning, sharing, and relationship building. This will be an innovative intergenerational program working with RTA’s 7th and 8th grade students. The next event is Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC.  The Program is free and refreshments will be served. For questions, email [email protected] or call Sorah Plotnick at 516-642-9067

Education @ KBI:

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


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].

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 p.m. at the Village Starbucks (7017 Three Chopt Rd.) If you miss that one, you can join us on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 3820 Gaskins Rd.


TRIP: Ever wonder how Israel became a state and how it still survives? Join us for the NCSY series, TRIP, and learn about our beloved land Israel - October 29th (Beth Sholom), and November 19th (Beth Sholom) from

2-4 p.m. We provide the food and the fun!

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


Mikvah News

The KBI Mikvah now offers membership and sponsorship opportunities (listed below.) To get started, please visit www.kbimikvah.org to make your online payment.

"Friends of the Keilim" Membership: Donate $36 between now and 12/31/2017 to have unlimited use of the Keilim mikvah during 2018.
"Friends of the Mikvah" Membership: Donate $250 between now and 12/31/2017 to have unlimited use of the regular mikvah during 2018 (women only, please).
"Friends of the Mikvah" Sponsorship: The KBI Mikvah is excited to offer this opportunity to the community at large, to sponsor a patron’s membership. A sponsorship will provide a woman with full use of the primary mikvah for the 2018 calendar year. Please consider sponsoring a mikvah patron by donating $250 by December 31, 2017.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Mikvah Chairperson, at [email protected].

Buddy & Stand-In Attendant Training:

Are you a buddy or interested in being a stand-in attendant? We need your help! The Mikvah Committee will be providing a mandatory training for buddies and those interested in being a stand-in attendant. We are offering two different training times, to suit the schedules of as many women as possible. The trainings will be held in the Women’s Center part of the mikvah and last 1-2 hours. Trainings are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on October 22 and 29. Please RSVP by October 16 to Deena Klestzick at 713-614-4332 or [email protected]




October 20, 2017

U.S. Department of Treasury Designates, Sanctions


On Oct. 13, the United States Treasury Department announced  new sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for its support of terrorism. The sanctions are pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The designations are pecifically in response to the group’s support for the Qods Force (IRGC

- QF) — the wing of the IRGC responsible for cultivating and

supporting terrorists abroad. “Iran’s pursuit of power comes at the cost of regional stability, and Treasury will continue using its authorities to disrupt the IRGC’s destructive activities,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “We are designating the IRGC for providing support to the

IRGC-QF, the key Iranian entity enabling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s relentless campaign of brutal violence against his own people, as well as the lethal activities of Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups.” IRGC material support for IRGC-QF has included training, personnel, and military equipment, as well as the recruitment and



Looking Ahead:

Fishing Trip – October 22

Lily Lusk Bat Mitzvah – October 28

Family Movie Afternoon – October 29

JWRP Challah Bake – November 2

JWRP Shabbat Dinner – November 3

KBI Board Meeting – November 8

Veteran’s Day Dinner – November 10

Girl Scout Camp Out – November 18

Talia Krumbein Bat Mitzvah – November 25