Saturday March 25th, 2017 ~ 26 Adar, 5777 
Shabbat Shalom! 
Please join us in celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of: 
Sarah Newman    
Shabbat services begin at 10:00 a.m. 
In Her Words... 

"My name is Sarah Newman and I'm 13 years old. I live in Wilkes-Barre in a big green house on the campus of Wilkes University, right across from Temple Israel, with my parents, Marisue and Larry Newman. I also have two older siblings - Emily and Jackson. My grandparents are Judi and Howard Newman and Susan and John Elias. I'm a seventh grader at Meyers High School. My hobbies include reading, writing, and riding my bike (in the warmer months!). I also play field hockey and run track, and I have been playing violin since I was five. My Bat Mitzvah is on March 25, 2017, and I'm really excited! I can't wait to be called to the Torah and celebrate with all of my family and friends."
*Please Note: We have been having  issues with cars being ticketed on the street, so please be sure to obey all street parking signage until we resolve this matter.  Look for more information next week.

Groh Minyan Breakfast
Sunday, April 2nd

9:00 am -Minyan  9:30 am -Breakfast  ~  10:00 am -Speaker

Guest Speaker: 
  Atty. David Pedri, Luzerne County Manager

Topic of Discussion: 
"The State of Luzerne County"
David is an attorney who was born and raised in the Hazleton Area. After graduating from St. Joseph's University and law school at Temple University, he took a job as a Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney where he worked for 7 years and compiled 13 homicide convictions.
In May of 2013, David was appointed as Luzerne County's first Chief County Solicitor under the new Home Rule Government where he handled all legal matters for Luzerne County. In May of 2016, he was appointed as Luzerne County Manager, overseeing all day to day operations of Luzerne County government including over 1,400 employees and a $300 Million Budget.  
He also is an adjunct professor at Misericordia University where he teaches Constitutional Law and Business Law.
David lives in Butler Township with his wife and family. He's a proud member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he was selected to the Bar Leadership Institute. He is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre and sits on the board of the Helping Hands Society, a charitable organization in Hazleton that assists children. David also pretends that he knows what he is talking about while he coaches his sons' baseball and soccer teams. 

Please call the Temple Office at 570-824-8927  
or email
 Reservations due by Wednesday, March 29th.


Please read this segment in it's entirety.  If you think that "everyone else" has raised their hand to volunteer and that all of our projects are brimming with eager and enthusiastic volunteers you are wrong. We have a core group of members volunteering and working very hard to meet all of the needs of the volunteer projects at hand.  Truth is, we need more help.  We need your help!

"No one can accomplish everything,
but everyone can accomplish something

As you may know, the attached sign up form was included in the last Chronicle, but as of yet, we have had very little response. We realize everyone has full and busy lives, but please consider setting aside some portion of your time to participate and help us succeed.  You might actually have some fun and find that doing so will provide you a profound sense of fulfillment!

Click on the link below to see the types of meaningful projects that could be a great fit for you!

April Calendar of Events
April 2             Groh Minyan Breakfast 9:00 a.m.

April 8             Shabbat Services 10:00 a.m.

April 10           Service for the First Born 7:15 a.m. /First Seder

April 11           Passover Festival Service 10:00 a.m.

April 16           Minyan/Evening Yizkor 5:15 p.m.

April 17           Passover Festival Service/Yizkor 10:00 a.m.

April 22           Bat Mitzvah of Jessie Miller

April 23           Yom Hashoah Program at JCC 7:00 p.m.

April 24           Yom Hashoah

April 29           Law Day Shabbat 9:30 a.m.

April 29          Book Club 7:30 p.m. at Bedonna & Joe Mitchneck's

April 30           Max Rosenn Lecture at D.D. Darte Center 7:00 p.m.

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Temple Israel, 236 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702