Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival HAS ARRIVED. Tickets are still on sale for the 14th Annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival beginning today through Sunday, January 15 -19. The Festival has become one of the outstanding entertainment and cultural events of the city. If you have been to the previous Festivals, you know the quality of the films and speakers. If you have not attended the festival, don’t let another opportunity go by. 
Call the Manship Theatre box office at 225.344.0334 or order online. Follow the Festival on Facebook, too, for the latest updates. Already a lifelong fan? Consider becoming a Patron. Patrons get free tickets to the Saturday night show as well as tickets to the pre-show dinner upstairs at the Shaw Center’s 3rd floor Turner Gallery. Contact the Federation office at 225.379.7393 for information on becoming a Patron of the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. 
See you at the movies!
Israel Bonds
Israel Bonds Kabbalat Shabbat  for the Baton Rouge Jewish Community. For the first time in years, Israel Bonds will be making an official visit to our city with guest speaker Benjamin Anthony. Mr. Anthony is an expert in all things Israel and one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers anywhere on the Israel speaker circuit. B’nai Israel will host this joint event of the two synagogues, an event graciously sponsored by Israel Bonds.
Beth Shalom will be DARK this evening as we celebrate Israel as a united Jewish community. Make sure to stick around for the informal Israeli-style Shabbat oneg following Services.

This Week

Friday, January 17 — Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Saturday, January 18 — Shacharit Shabbat Services

Next Week 

Friday, January 24 — Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Saturday, January 25 — Shacharit Shabbat Services


Pet Blessing with B’naiSunday January 19th – Please join us at Burbank Dog Park for a Pet Blessing with B’nai at 9:45. 

Old Fashioned Judaism on January 23rd hosted by Rachel and Mark Hausmann.
Falafel making party! Wednesday January 22 – 5:30 p.m. RSVPS to Taylor are appreciated.
Annual Meeting – January 26 @ 12:30.  Please make plans to attend.  Babysitting available.
Miriam Meeting January 28 @ 7:00 pm at Brew-Ha-Ha. Please peruse the links below, as we will use those during our discussion.  Please call or email Taylor if there are any issues. 


Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Camp Scholarship Application is now available.  To apply, please follow the link and fill out the form completely.
Seeking babysitters! If you are a teen or college student we are looking for volunteers to provide babysitting services on Jan. 26th. Paid opportunities may follow in the future. Email Taylor for more information. 

FOOD DRIVE Please drop off non-perishable staple pantry items to support a family of asylum seekers who are living in Baton Rouge. The family of 6 is in need of items such as corn flour, rice, red beans, etc. Box is located in Taylor’s office.
5780 marks Beth Shalom’s 75th anniversary.
We are celebrating this milestone all year! We want you to celebrate with us!
Click Question 18 and Question 19 to participate in our 75 questions contest. The winner will be announced after the 75th question has been posted.
These dates are still open for Pre-Neg Hosts:
  • January  17, February 7, 14 & 28
If you would like to host, please let Janet Bonaventure or Rabbi Natan know.