100 Years of the Balfour Declaration


Thursday, November 9, 7 pm

Beth Jacob Congregation
On November 2, 1917 the British government made a monumental public statement, the Balfour Declaration, which was instrumental in moving forward the dream of establishing a Jewish state. On Thursday, November 9th, join us as we host a distinguished panel of professors:
  • Dr. David Itzkowitz
  • Dr. Riv-Ellen Prell
  • Dr. Arie Zmora
Together they will explore the historical context and impact of this pivotal declaration from a variety of viewpoints, and how those have played out throughout the last century up until the current day.

Josh Warshawsky

Friday evening, November 10
Saturday, November 11


Musician Josh Warshawsky is coming to Beth Jacob! Josh has shared his original melodies with Jewish communities throughout the US and Canada. His first full-length album, “Mah Rabu” can be found on iTunes (listen here!). His music can be heard at Ramah and URJ summer camps as well as at NFTY and USY conventions across the country.
Friday, November 10 at 5:30
Join us for a song filled Shabbat with musician Josh Warshawsky, November 10-11! Josh is a talented songleader from Camp Ramah, and all of the kids just love him. This special Shabbat program is free for families with Ramah-age kids and under. Your family will love Josh’s enthusiasm and musical talent. This event is not to be missed! There is no charge for the dinner.

Saturday, November 11
Don’t be surprised to see Josh leading Minyan Gadol and Youth Tefila during Shabbat morning youth programming,
And after kiddush, stay for an afternoon of song and z’mirot, as Josh brings ruach and kavanah to a special Shabbat afternoon.

Ramah Director to Visit Iyunim Family Sunday

Sunday, November 12
Jacob Cytryn, Director of Camp Ramah Wisconsin, is coming to Beth Jacob! At the end of our Iyunim Family Sunday program at 11:30 am we will have pizza and schmoozing with Jacob for families of all ages. In addtion, families with children in grade 5 and up can meet with Jacob between 9:30-11:30 to discuss their plans for the summer. We want to encourage all of you to attend these events, and to find out more about this special place, and to discover more about the joys of camping as part of the larger Conservative Jewish community.

Camp Ramah Wisconsin

Camp Ramah offers an 8-week session for campers entering 7-11th grade. There are two 4-week sessions for entering 5th and 6th graders and two 12-day sessions for campers entering 4th grade. In addition, there is a 4-day Ruach Ramah program for children entering 3rd grade this coming summer which they can attend at no cost thanks to the Rabinowitz Porter incentive scholarship!

Share a Shabbat Table

Friday, November 17
Would you like to get to know other people at Beth Jacob better? Whether you are new here or an old-timer, you will love this new program that will help all of us to reach beyond our usual social circles in the shul and engage the entire community. The next “Share a Shabbat Table” dinner will take place on November 17.

“Share a Shabbat Table” is a  program to bring together members of the Beth Jacob community with a series of shabbat dinners hosted by members in their homes. You can sign up here! The form for the next dinner will close on November 7th. The signup questions will help us with the logistics of finding the right place for everyone, either as hosts or guests.

If you have questions, please contact Aaron Silver or Leslie Morris at shabbattable@beth-jacob.org.