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Shul News and Mazel Tovs:

Mazel Tov to Andrew and Kira Marx on the Bat Mitzvah of Aerin.

Condolences to David Solomon on the passing of his mother, Sarah Malka DuBow. Shiva will be observed at 1101 Bevridge Rd. Apartment A. Shacharit Minyan will be Friday & Monday at 7 a.m. Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Mincha/Maariv will be on Shabbat at 2:45 p.m, Saturday night at 5:35, and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. May the Solomon and DuBow families be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Israel.

The entire congregation is invited to
Shabbat Lunch sponsored by Andrew and Kira Marx in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Aerin.

Sponsorships are needed for the Food Festival. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we would like to tell our corporate sponsors that we have a high participation rate from our members. Even modest amounts matter here. Thank you!

Join us Sunday, December 10, from 4-7 p.m. for our annual Chanukah Party Extravaganza! Bring in your homemade Menorah contest, , and the Shabbat Torah Dollar Trade-In! Food will be available for purchase: Hot dogs/$3, Hamburgers/$4, Chips/$1, and drinks/$1. Please contact Sarah Chandler at 347-821-1590 with any questions.

Wishing a Refuah Shleima to:

ØJay Glazer
ØJoan Griff
ØAvi Slavin
ØHenry Snider
ØAnne Woods

Happy Birthday!

12/9 – Adina Skaist Levin

12/11 – Akiva Lessin, Ira Lutzky

12/12 – Heni Stein

Food Festival News

It's that time of year! We will be cooking 4,000 pounds of meat, 3,000 pounds of produce and thousands of pieces of rugelach, almond horns, mandel bread and more (yum!). Please keep an eye on the announcements where we will be sharing cooking opportunities each week.

Below is a list of current upcoming volunteer opportunities. If you have time to volunteer, please reach out to the Head Chef listed by each item. Even if cooking is not in your wheelhouse, we need volunteers of various skillsets, so your help will be appreciated.


12/17 8:30AM -1PM- Stuffed Cabbage - see Debbie Colby
12/20 & 12/21 – Rugelach – see Michael & Linda Griff
12/21 & 12/22 – Mandle Bread – see Andrea Nachman
12/26 & 12/27 – Almond Horns, Choc/Cherry Mandel Bread – see Diane Goldberg
12/28 – Rainbow Cake – see Diane Goldberg

Events @ KBI:

Inclusion Workshop for Teens and Young Adults: Teens and young adults are invited to attend a workshop on January 10 at 7PM in the KBI Library to learn about inclusion and working with children who have special needs. Melissa Bunce, Director of Inclusion at the JCC, will lead the workshop. Our Shabbat group leaders will be in attendance as well. We’d love to see you at this important event. Please contact Marlena Cantor at [email protected] with any questions or to RSVP.  


Help wanted! Calling all able-bodied men and women of KBI, 18 and older. Please join the amazing group of men and women who serve to protect our synagogue. NO EXPERIENCE necessary, just a desire to be an essential part of our community. Shifts are ONLY 30 minutes long on Shabbat and Yom Tov therefore allowing everyone time to daven. Please see Dana Griffin at 370-7852 or Doni Fogel at 860-997-7426, for details.


Women’s Only Yoga Class: Relax and rejuvenate with a woman-only weekly yoga class every Sunday morning at 10:30AM. Class is led by Neena Maizels and will be held at the KBI Mikvah. For more information, please contact Neena Maizels at 804-539-6336.


The Richmond Jewish Food Festival is once again looking for musicians to perform at the upcoming festival. Please contact Rich Goldberg for more information or to volunteer.


It’s finally here! The 8th Annual Habib Family Run-A-Latke 5K and Designer Deliveries One-Miler will be Sunday, December 10. One-Miler starts at 9:30AM 5K starts at 10:00AM (chip-timed). Start and finish will be at the Weinstein JCC. And join us after the race for donuts, latkes and more! Runners of all levels are welcome. To sign up or learn more, visit runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/RunALatke

Education @ KBI:

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


Women’s Class: On Shabbat afternoons, Liz Alexander will be teaching a class on Mishnah.  This week, we will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Liz’s home (819 St. Christophers Rd).   We are currently reading about 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].


Men & Women’s Class: Rabbi Asher will be continuing his class on Sefer Yehoshua on Monday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Weger Chapel. The class is open to men and women.


Minyan-Study Opportunity  

Rabbi Adam Winston is leading a learning opportunity on Monday and Thursday evenings between 9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Weger Chapel. Ten minutes of davening and twenty minutes of learning.  He will be exploring the Torah discourses of Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zt’l, the former Chief Rabbi and Torah luminary from the early 1900’s. Refreshments will be served.  All are invited to attend.


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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.


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


Looking Ahead:

KBI Board Meeting – December 13

Girl Scout Archery – December 17

Beth’s Diner – December 25