New Kosher-Style Policy at BIS

The Beth Israel community recently voted to change the main kitchen and building to kosher-style. This change will enable us to hold vegetarian potlucks in the building and to cook in the main kitchen with products that do not contain a kosher symbol, so long as it is strictly vegetarian.  Information about the new guidelines can be found by following the link.


Pastoral Care

We want to know when someone is in need. Please contact the Circle of Care facilitator  or Rev. Julie (705.933.3746) to ask for a home or hospital visit, if you have a need (or know of someone who has a need) for other support, or if you would like a candle lit for you on Sunday.


Volunteer Driving Policy

This is a reminder that the Board has approved a new Volunteer Driver Policy, and all who offer rides to any UFP events are strongly encouraged to fill out a form and provide us with a copy of your driver’s license, and proof of insurance.  This will help to protect UFP in the case of an accident and also help ensure everyone’s well-being and safety. Please see Elaine Kempt in the office for the forms and more details.


The Legacy of Out of the Cold Dinners

For the past several years, UFP has participated in providing Saturday night meals for the Out of the Cold program, and Barb Beck has been the coordinator for UFP. The City has decided to fund Saturday night dinners so the Out of the Cold program is being discontinued…a program that successfully provided meals for 7 or 8 years. It was right and good that UFP participated for that many years. Much gratitude to Barb Beck and to all those many UFP volunteers who helped by cooking, serving, and doing dishes. It was a good thing to do.


Lower Level Curtains

Beth Israel Synagogue has asked that the curtains be drawn each time we leave the lower level as it helps improve the efficiency of both the heating and air conditioning in the building. So if you’re the last to leave the lower level, please pull the curtains. Thank you!