eNews Friday November 16th, 2018 ~ 8 Kislev 5779
Shabbat Shalom!
Haftarah will be chanted by Mark Finkelstein
Services begin at 10:00 a.m.


Havdalah Campfire Service at JCC to be rescheduled.

Join us on Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th
Standing together to condemn anti-Semitism

Downtown Ministerium
Pulpit Exchange

Saturday, November 17th 10:00 a.m.
Temple Israel
Guest Clergy: Rev. Dr. Robert Zanicky
Featuring a musical performance by the "Spartan Singers" under the direction of Mr. Scott Coates

Sunday, November 18th at 10:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church
Guest Clergy: Rabbi Larry Kaplan
"Reverend using yarmulkes to show support
for Jewish community"  
There was an overwhelming response by downtown Wilkes-Barre churches eager to participate in STANDING TOGETHER to condemn anti-semitism by wearing these special kippot at their Sunday services!

Rev. Dr. Robert Zanicky's Letter to the Editor:
Published November 10, 2018-Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre

Dear Editor,
I was extremely proud and inspired to see several hundred citizens gather at the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre to stand with the Jewish Community and condemn this murderous anti-Semitism that took the lives of 11 innocents as they were celebrating new life in their place of worship. I have spoken to my dear friends, Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Rabbi David Kaplan about what we as members of many different religious expressions could do to further exhibit community support.

We are asking all leaders of houses of worship to wear a yarmulke on Sunday, Nov. 18 during worship services. Temple Israel is providing the yarmulkes. You may take up to 25 to distribute among your congregation. Beginning Nov. 13, you may pick them up at The First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, 97 S. Franklin St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Please call ahead, 570-824-2478.

Temple Israel and First Presbyterian Church continue a meaningful tradition that goes back 50 years. Annually we visit each other’s synagogue and church and present the sermon. We encourage your religious community to consider this great teaching expression and community gift to our respective houses of worship. Our visits are planned for Nov. 17 and 18. Both services begin at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

We are at a time in our history, to remember the broken and destructive behaviors that culminated in the execution of millions of lives. We are far from such a situation today. Nevertheless, anti-Semitism is an incipient cancer that must be recognized and addressed when it is weak. The time is at hand to be unequivocal and resolute as to where we the people stand on this heinous blight and threat to civilization.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Zanicky
First Presbyterian Church
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 20th
7:00 pm Service
followed by dessert kiddush

Featuring musical performances by
Temple Israel Shira Group.

RSVP to Temple Office by Friday, Nov 16th

Support Midrasha!

Place your orders for Krispy Kreme Donuts by
Sunday, November 18th!

Call Gerri at 570-357-5357