Congregation B'nai Jacob "Rich in Tradition - Dynamic & Inclusive in Approach"
a thought to begin the week
The greatest gift a person can give to oneself is forgiveness.
We are too hard on ourselves.
Constantly dwelling on our moments of missed opportunities hold us back in the past.
Change begins with a belief that we can become, not a with a frozen memory of who we were.
Forgiveness allows us to becoming novelists penning a new chapter in our lives and not archaeologists digging up our ancient history to preserve in the museum of mind.
The gift of self-forgiveness also teaches us to be generous of spirit with others.
Forgiving ourselves softens our hearts and makes us aware of the challenges we all face in this world being human.
With the gift of self-forgiveness, we learn to see ourselves as who we want to be.
With the gift of self-forgiveness, we train ourselves to see others not as who they are but who they are also capable of becoming.
-Rabbi Victor Urecki
SCHEDULE - WEEK OF june 5-11, 2023
Dear Congregants and Friends, I am away from Sunday, June 4th, until Wednesday, June 7th, for the AIPAC Policy Summit in Washington. Additionally, many of us including Marilyn and me, will be away this Shabbat and weekend so there are no Shabbat morning services this Saturday, June 10th, 2023. Here are the times and links for our services for this week. Please continue to join us on zoom or in person if you can! Shalom v'Ahava, Rabbi Victor Urecki1
SHABBAT SERVICES Candle lighting Time: 8:27 PM Parshat Beha'alotcha Numbers 8:1-12:16 Friday - 5:45 PM - Friday Night Service No Saturday Service this week NO Kiddush lunch this week
May 2, 2023
It is with sorrow and sadness that we inform you of the passing of Allan Tweddle who was taken from us on May 1st, 2023, at the age of 90. Born in Canada and immigrating to Southern California, he eventually made West Virginia his home and became part of the fabric of both Temple Israel and B'nai Jacob Synagogue.
He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Barbara Braun Tweddle.
A graveside service will be held for Allan on Thursday May 4th at 1:00 PM at the B’nai Jacob Eternal Home, in South Charleston.
May the Holy One, Blessed Be G-d, comfort the Tweddle family among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Rabbi Victor Urecki
April 27, 2023 Dear Congregants, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of David Hark who was taken from us on April 27, 2023, at home after a long illness. He was a resident of Shepherdstown, WV for more than 42 years.
David grew up in Charleston and was preceded in death by his father, Israel L Hark, mother Tessie Rubenstein Hark & nephew Allen Lee Hark. He is survived by his wife Katherine Moyers Hark, brother Ben (Jane) of Charleston, WV, niece Laura Hark Plumley of Shady Spring, WV and many in-laws from Gilmer County, WV.
A private graveside service with immediate family will be Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:00 PM at the B’nai Israel Cemetery, within the Spring Hill Cemetery.
May the Holy One, Blessed Be G-d, comfort the Hark family among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Rabbi Victor Urecki
April 2, 2023 Dear Congregants, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved friend and longtime member of both Temple Israel and B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Doris Goldfarb. Doris is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jack, their sons Glenn (Pam) Goldfarb, Daniel, and Bruce (Beverly), three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The graveside funeral service for Doris will take place on Tuesday, April 4th at 2:00 PM at the B'nai Jacob Eternal Home in South Charleston. A shiva minyan will take place immediately following burial at the home of Laura and Jace Goins (1 Colonial Lane). May the Holy One, Blessed Be G-d, comfort the Goldfarb family among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Rabbi Victor Urecki
April 8, 2023 Dear Congregants, It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and lifelong member of B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Norman Marks in Richmond, Virginia. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Marsha, children Steven (Joan) of Poquoson, Virginia, Roger (Robbie) of Denver and Debi of Richmond, and Karen of Denver; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Florence Marks, and his brother, Harold. The funeral service for Norman will take place on Tuesday, April 11th at 11:00 AM at the Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home with burial at the B'nai Jacob Eternal Home in South Charleston. Following the service, the family will come to B'nai Jacob to receive friends and visitors. Because of Passover, Shiva will not begin for the family until after the holiday has concluded. May the Holy One, Blessed Be G-d, comfort the Marks family among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Rabbi Victor Urecki
April 2, 20233 Dear Congregants, It is with deep sorry that we inform you of the passing of our longtime friend and member of B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Sally Spiegel. Sally will be remembered and cherished by her children Richard (Wendy) Spiegel, Nancy Spiegel, and her three grandchildren. At Sally's request, there will be a private family burial this week. May the Holy One, Blessed Be G-d, comfort the Spiegel family among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Rabbi Victor Urecki
Jewish Summer Camp B'nai Sholom Synagogue, Huntington, WV If you are interested in having a child participate in Camp Keif please sign up by May 26th. Building on Camp Keif 2022's banner year Sophie Golomb, our head counselor, our Rabbi, our community leaders, and our new counselor Olivia Beckman, are planning another memorable camp experience. Camp will be held the last two weeks of June. Monday thru Friday 9:30am - 3:00 pm June 19th - 23rd and June 26th - 30th Please contact us for a registration form via email to either email noted below or give us a call or email if you have any questions or need more information.