Congregation B'nai Harim of the Poconos

Congregation B'nai Harim of the Poconos

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Congregation B’nai Harim “Children of the Mountains” is a Reform Jewish congregation, which is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism, the Jewish Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Interfaith Council.

Located as we are at the top of Mt. Pocono, we think of ourselves as representing the Height of Reform Judaism. Our intimate setting is perfect for our small congregation. Here you'll find Jewish singles and Jewish and interfaith families, students, young adults and seniors worshiping, celebrating and working together at our twice-monthly, year 'round services. In addition to religious services, B'nai Harim offers an array of cultural, social, adult and family events including regularly scheduled educational talks on relevant topics, Hebrew lessons and ongoing book discussions. For Hours: see our webpage calendar.

Mission: Offering warmth, friendship and sense of family to all those wishing to reaffirm their Jewish identity and enrich their Jewish lives.

Operating as usual

Virtual Israeli wine tasting class tonight with B’nai Harim. All who attended not only learned a lot but had lots of fun. Contact me if you would like to join us for the next two Thursday.

Everyone is welcome! It does not matter where you will be as it is a virtual event.
Contact Lisa Spector for more information

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Will you join us for our Friday evening Chanukah service on Dec 11 at 6:30? We will be joined by Dr. Dan Schidlow for some new melodies and some more familiar ones.

Zoom link -Time: Dec 11, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84149168623?pwd=NFljVjNwMEdLSGo2TEhaekd oaUFPZz09
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If you signed up for our menorah lighting and Hanukkah bingo for Sunday night, keep an eye open in your e mail for your bingo cards and instruction tomorrow. If you did not sign up and would like to join us please reach out to me by Friday morning.

Happy Chanukah!!

My wine was just delivered to my door in TT. Got an extra set to give to my daughter along with the wine class for Hanukkah. Dont’t delay, order your wine today!
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tips for Making Latkes:

Yukon Gold potatoes do not oxidize/change color
If you bake the potatoes first, they will not oxidize either
Grate the potatoes with the onion – the onion juice stops potatoes from oxidizing as quickly!
Instead of draining with dish towel, spin dry in a salad spinner!
Or don’t drain at all – the starch in the potatoes will help bind the latkes
Use an immersion blender to create a combo of more mashed texture and the shredded potato texture
Don’t crowd the pan
Oil – Any oil works, just don’t use olive oil because it will smoke and get bitter
Don't flip more than once or they will get greasy
Take any stray shreds of potato out of the skillet out between batches, or they will burn and become part of new latke. Paper Towel works fine for this.
Transfer the latkes to a rack over a paper towel-lined plate to drain – won’t get soggy
Sprinkle with salt or everything bagel seasoning while still warm.

Baking:
Add two TBS of canola oil to the potatoes. Bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with canola oil at 425 degrees for 15 minutes on side 1 and 10 minutes on side 2.
Brush each side with oil, flatten and bake in a 425 oven until crisp on both sides. You *must use a NONSTICK baking pan* and best to preheat oil on pan in oven 10 minutes, then put batter on and flatten. Latkes stick to foil lined pan and cannot be flipped.
Cooled latkes can be covered loosely with plastic wrap, held at room temperature for 4 hours, transferred to a heated cookie sheet and baked in a 375-degree oven, until crisp and hot, about 5 minutes per side. Or, they can be frozen on cookie sheet, transferred to zipper-lock freezer bag, frozen, and reheated in a 375-degree oven until crisp and hot, about 8 minutes per side)

Toppings:
Apple sauce
Sour cream
Caviar
Smoked Salmon

Please join us this morning, Tuesday 12/8
10:30 A.M Latke making with Julie. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81613522123?pwd=dDVJY3JOdWJGNmgvb1FsTGpDeVFNZz09

Hope you will join our virtual cooking class.
If cooking along side when in the virtual class, please peel the potatoes and put them in cold water beforehand, and if you are using a hand grater, grate them first. You can also use a food processor.

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Parents, are you looking for ways to support your kids during these difficult times? Check out these 2 great opportunities this week. (Our own Lori Zlotoff will be co-hosting the book event with Dr. Abigail Gewirtz)

To register for the book event with Dr. Abigail Gewirtz: https://www.commsyn.org/open-minds#Gewirtz

To register for What Tools Do Kids Need Now?: https://cvent.me/qqNVWM

October book club on Saturday November 21st after services on Zoom to discuss this long, but enticing story.

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The American Conference of Cantors: Stand Strong

A special message on this day 9/11 Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! 🍎 🍯

Members of the American Conference of Cantors present Stand Strong by Laurie Akers. Choral and piano arrangement by Cantor Jonathan Comisar Video created by Elizabeth…

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[09/03/20]   THIS IS A REMINDER TO MAIL IN YOUR NEW YEARS GREETING'S FORM TO THE TEMPLE : TEMPLE B’NAI HARIM P.O. BOX 757, POCONO PINES PA,18350 . THE DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH.

[09/03/20]   CONGREGATION B’NAI HARIM HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Services will be conducted via Zoom. Non-members are welcome. The charge for non-members is $36 for all holiday zoom services. You will receive electronic versions of the prayer books and links to the Zoom Services. If you are interested, please call the B’nai Harim’s message center at 570-646-0100 or contact Honi Gruenberg at [email protected].


SCHEDULE

Friday September 18th 7:30 P.M. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service,

Saturday September 19th
10:15 A.M. Rosh Hashanah Service
3 P.M. Tashlich

Sunday September 27th 7:30 P.M. Kol Nidre Service

Monday September 28th
10:15 A.M. Yom Kippur Service
3:00 PM Healing Service
4:00 PM Afternoon Service
5:00 PM Yiskor Service
5:30 PM Neila Service
6:30 PM Havdalah Service

Join us for this fun activity!!

FOOD DRIVE FOR YOM KIPPUR:
Due to the Temple not being used for High Holiday services this year, (Zoom Services will be offered), the food drive drop off will take place at Tashlich, September 19 at 3:00 at Pinecrest Lake (directions below). If you will not be at Tashlich, Bev Novick will be receiving your packages at her home. Please call her at 732-735-6497 to make alternate arrangements. It is so important to give even more generously this year due to food shortages because of coronavirus. Directions to Pinecrest Lake from the B'nai Harim parking lot : Exit parking lot and turn right onto Pocono Crest Rd. Continue for 1 mile.
Entrance to Pinecrest Lake will be on your left. Turn left onto Pinecrest Dr and continue for 1/2 mile. Beach and Lake will be on your left. Parking on the right.

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B'nai Harim Challah Bake Zoom Video

B'nai Harim Challah Bake Zoom Video.

Thanks to Liz Shaid for the zoom challah making class yesterday many of us had home made Challahs tonight.

[06/25/20]   Challah recipe with prayer. Towards the bottom I. The recipe for making 2 challahs.

 Recipe yields 6 challahs
5lb bag flour plus 3 Tbsp​​​​1 ½ c canola oil + 1 Tbsp
2 c sugar + 2 Tbsp​​​​​5 eggs + 1 egg
6 packets Rapid Rise Yeast​​​​4 c lukewarm water
1 ½ Tbsp kosher salt

Combine yeast with 2 Tbsp sugar and 4 c lukewarm water. Place bowl in warm place to proof.

In large bowl, combine 5lb bag flour, 2 c sugar and 1 ½ Tbsp salt. Mix thoroughly and make a well in the center. Add 5 eggs, 1 ½ c canola oil and proofed yeast and water mixture. Knead dough until mixed well and not sticky- about 10 minutes. Dab 1 Tbsp canola oil on top of dough and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rise in a warm place for about 2 hours (or more).

Uncover dough. Separate a piece of dough the size of a golf-ball and recite the blessing below for the challah. Place the golf-ball sized dough in a piece of foil and put in the oven and burn it until it is considered not edible. When burned, wrap in another piece of foil and discard. (This is symbolic of the Temple when a portion of challah was donated to the priests.)

Braid the dough into 3, 4 or six strand challah. Brush with egg and let rise again at least one hour. Bake 350 for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.

Blessing for Separating Challah
(This blessing is only recited when at least 3 pounds 11 ounces of flour is used)
Hebrew:

Transliteration:
BA-RUCH A-TAH A-DO-NOI ELO-HAI-NU ME-LECH HA-O-LAM A-SHER KID-SHA-NU B'MITZ-VO-TAV V'TZI-VA-NU L'HAF-RISH CHAL-LAH

Translation:
Blessed are You, L-rd our Gd, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to separate challah.


Recipe yields 2 large challahs
8-8 ½ c Flour​​​​½ c canola oil + 1 Tbsp
2/3 c sugar​​​​2 eggs + 1 egg
1 Tbsp Yeast​​​​2 c lukewarm water
1 Tbsp kosher salt

No blessing is recited for this quantity

[06/21/20]   Recipe yields 6 challahs
5lb bag flour plus 3 Tbsp​​​​1 ½ c canola oil + 1 Tbsp
2 c sugar + 2 Tbsp​​​​​5 eggs + 1 egg
6 packets Rapid Rise Yeast​​​​4 c lukewarm water
1 ½ Tbsp kosher salt

Combine yeast with 2 Tbsp sugar and 4 c lukewarm water. Place bowl in warm place to proof.

In large bowl, combine 5lb bag flour, 2 c sugar and 1 ½ Tbsp salt. Mix thoroughly and make a well in the center. Add 5 eggs, 1 ½ c canola oil and proofed yeast and water mixture. Knead dough until mixed well and not sticky- about 10 minutes. Dab 1 Tbsp canola oil on top of dough and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rise in a warm place for about 2 hours (or more).

Uncover dough. Separate a piece of dough the size of a golf-ball and recite the blessing below for the challah. Place the golf-ball sized dough in a piece of foil and put in the oven and burn it until it is considered not edible. When burned, wrap in another piece of foil and discard. (This is symbolic of the Temple when a portion of challah was donated to the priests.)

Braid the dough into 3, 4 or six strand challah. Brush with egg and let rise again at least one hour. Bake 350 for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.

Recipe yields 2 large challahs
8-8 ½ c Flour​​​​½ c canola oil + 1 Tbsp
2/3 c sugar​​​​2 eggs + 1 egg
1 Tbsp Yeast​​​​2 c lukewarm water
1 Tbsp kosher salt

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Route 940 And Pocono Crest Rd (Formerly Sullivan Rd)
Pocono Pines, PA
18350
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