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RABBI’S REFLECTIONS “Getting Ready” It seems incredible, but I am beginning my third year as rabbi of Beth Judea. I look forward with joy and inspiration to the year to come, as I continue my effort to learn every name and as our staff and dedicated lay leaders strive to meet the needs of our large and varied membership. We begin each year together with many hours of prayer, song and study over the High Holidays. In order to maximize our experience of these days, we must prepare ourselves properly. And with the fall holidays beginning the first week of September, we have to begin our preparations early. Getting ready for such important days involves several components: the practical; the personal; the communal. In practical terms: We have to be ready by turning in our membership and school registration paperwork to the synagogue office. If you have not already done so, please drop by to take care of this important item. We don’t want anyone in the position of not having access to High Holiday services, the clergy or any other service Beth Judea provides our community during the year. If there are financial reasons for not having turned in these forms, please contact our office and we will help you find your way with discretion and kindness. In addition, we each need our own copy of Mahzor Lev Shalem, which we first used last year. It is a wonderful tool for understanding traditional prayer and for connecting with God. Again, please contact our office to get your copy. (continued on next page)

IN THIS ISSUE Rabbi’s Reflections …………………………………..….1 Shabbat Under the Stars ……………………………… 2 Notes from the Cantor ….…………..…………………. 3 Special Events and Notices ………………………….. 3 Presidents Message ………………...…………………. 4 A Night of Jewish Baseball Fundraiser ……………… 5 High Holiday Information ……………………………… 6 Membership …………………………………..………… 7 Education ..……………………………………………... 8 Focus on Families ……………………………………… 10 Ritual ……………………………………………………. 10 BJE ……………………………………………………… 10 MT Nesters …………………………………………….. 10 Youth ……………………………………………………. 11 Social Action …………………………………………… 12 Sisterhood……………………………………………….. 13 Men’s Club ……………………………………………… 14 Hesed Committee ……………………………………… 15 Mitzvah Mall …………………………………………….. 15 SHALVA ………………………………………………… 15 Adult Education ………………………………………… 16 Bikur Cholim …………………………………………….. 18 College Connections ……………….………………… 19 Community Connections ……………………………… 19 Sisterhood Gift Shop ………………………………….. 19 Birthdays and Anniversaries ………………………….. 22 Yahrzeits……………………………………………….… 24 Tributes……………………………………………….…. 26 Calendar ………….…………………………..……..….. 31 Save the Date …………………………………………. 32 Index of Flyers and Advertisers……………….……… 32

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers August 2, 2013 – 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of August will be recognized at our service on August 2nd. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude by 8:15 pm. Children of every age are welcome!


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In personal terms: The High Holidays are our chance to reset our relationships with each other and with God. Our sages teach us that the days themselves will atone for any transgressions between us and God, but they cannot atone for transgressions between one person and another until we have made things right with them. We have to engage in the process of heshbon nefesh, an accounting of the soul, in order to admit our faults. We must then have the courage to approach those we have wronged and ask for their forgiveness. This may be one of the most difficult things we can do, but it is also the most important. In communal terms: We have to be ready to come together at the appropriate times and places in order to feel that we are one praying and forgiving community. In this I include the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur. I strongly encourage all who are in services to remain in the room for Yizkor. The memorial service includes prayers for the martyrs of our people, including the victims of the Shoah who may have no one left to remember them, as well as prayers for congregants who have passed away in the last year. In addition to remembering them, our presence at Yizkor provides comfort to those who have suffered a recent loss. Rushing out of the room not only disrupts the service; it also abandons those who need our support the most. Download 2013 Shabbat Under the Stars

In all these ways, now is the time to begin making our mental preparations for the holidays. Let’s all start the process of teshuvah, of repentance, by getting ready in ways that we have not in years past. Let’s make the small changes that we should in order to feel more, and to be more, in the year to come. Shanah Tovah u’metukah: a good sweet year to all.

Rabbi Jeff Pivo

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WE NEED YOUR HELP During the summer, with less activity in our building, we are often in greater need of your assistance with our daily minyan. Sunday mornings, at 9:00AM, Monday mornings at 6:15AM, Monday through Thursday evenings at 7:30PM. Just showing up makes all the difference.

Cemetery Visit – September 1, 2013 One element of High Holiday preparations is to visit the graves of our loved ones. As we recall our own lives over the past year, we also remember those whose lives shaped ours. Rabbi Pivo will be visiting the graves in the Beth Judea section and elsewhere at Shalom Memorial on Sunday September 1st, beginning at 10 a.m., and invites all who wish to join him to do so.

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Jr. Yad Squad I Special opportunity for incoming BET Students to study with Hazzan Weisberg on Thursdays at 4:15!! Students who enjoy learning Hebrew and music are invited to get a head start using the ancient musical phrases known as the Trope System, taught by Hazzan Weisberg. After getting to know the trope signs, students will have a chance to prepare small portions in the Torah for Gan Shabbat services in 2014. There is a one-time $60 fee for texts/recordings.

MEGILLAT EICHA READING Chant MEGILLAT ESTHER next Purim! It may seem strange to be thinking about Purim during the summer, but this is actually the perfect time for those who enjoy chanting scripture to be acquiring this wonderful, tongue-in-cheek version of the tropes, in order to read from the Megillah next Purim (March 15, 2014 in the evening). It is such a dramatic story! The anticipation of everyone’s groggers, which surrounds each time the evil Haman is mentioned, makes it all the more exciting. If enough of you are interested, I will offer a class on Esther trope – I know of several already who have asked about it – or if not, then hopefully I can work with you individually. Be forewarned, however, that the Purim story is recited at breakneck speed, and should be read directly from the scroll, similar to Torah. Once again, if you are up for a fun challenge, please get in touch with me at To all of you, may your summer be restful and enjoyable! I look forward to seeing you in these weeks of sunlight and warmth.

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Hazzan Roger Weisberg

BETH JUDEA HIGH HOLIDAY Choir Rehearsal Schedule Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

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Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal SELICHOT EREV ROSH HASHANAH ROSH HASHANAH – DAY 1 Rehearsal EREV YOM KIPPUR YOM KIPPUR

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Cantor: On Tues, July 16 - chanting from Eicha (Lamentations) on Tisha B'Av with the campers

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My name is Debbie Kreisman Dubin and I am happy and humbled to be your current president of Congregation Beth Judea. Thank you so much for entrusting me with this position. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am Skokie raised, and I graduated from Niles North. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Jewish holidays have always been synonymous with family for me. I have such fond memories of breaking Yom Kippur’s fast in West Rogers Park with my maternal grandparents, and our extended family. That is where I acquired my taste for coffee (of course, I drank a little coffee with my milk)! Breaking Yom Kippur’s fast is still one of my favorite days. We share the evening with my husband’s family, 50 relatives including three generations. It is always joyous, and the spaghetti casserole is to-die-for!


MISSION STATEMENT Congregation Beth Judea is a welcoming, egalitarian synagogue whose mission is to create a warm and inviting home that serves the lifelong spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of our members. Consistent with the principles of the Conservative Movement, we embrace Torah and our responsibility to serve and support the greater Jewish community, the community at large, the United States of America and the State of Israel.

After graduating college I embarked on my spiritual journey. I took a Judaism class at the Florence G. Heller JCC with Rabbi Yehiel Poupko. I started attending events sponsored by the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund. And, I went to Israel for the first time in 1986 (I have been back twice since then). I love(d) spending Shabbat in Jerusalem!

I married my husband, Mark, in 1988 and we have three children: Daniel is 21 and a rising senior at University of Southern California, and Gillian and Gregory are17 and rising seniors at Stevenson High School. My involvement in the Jewish community, and the Buffalo Grove community at large, has followed the growth cycle of my children. When they were young, I led the Preschool Parents’ Association at the Duman JCC. We sponsored events which supplemented their learning and social experiences, as well as raising money for scholarship funds.

When they were in elementary school, I coordinated book fairs at, and for, 4 schools. Concurrently, I was appointed a position on the Young Women’s Board of JUF. In addition to utilizing my organizational skills for planning various events, involvement in JUF requires fundraising training.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE My younger kids were not big on attending Hebrew school or services and they would often complain. I have tried to instill in them that it is very easy to complain, but much more difficult to affect change. Since they were too young to become involved in the synagogue, I offered to become involved for them, and be their voice at CBJ. I just started my seventh year on the Board of Directors. I have served on the general Board, and I have served on the Executive Board as the Youth Vice President and the Executive Vice President. In addition to working hard for the good of Congregation Beth Judea, I also bring an interesting perspective to the position of President. I am a non-Hebrew reader, and as such, I understand the concern of exclusion felt by many interfaith families. Personally, one of the things that I find most beautiful about the Conservative service is the Hebrew. I love the beauty of the language, the cadence, the melodies. I love the fact that wherever you go in the world, every Conservative synagogue will be reading the same words in the same language! The Hebrew is the connection to the heritage, past, present, and future. I take advantage of the transliterated booklets for each of our services, which allow me (and any other non-Hebrew reader) to participate fully. I also read most of the English translations, which keeps me involved and understanding. August will be a busy month at CBJ, beginning with an AIPAC speaker on the 1 st. Sisterhood’s Annual Rummage Sale is on August 4th, and Shabbat Under the Stars will be on August 23rd. The Rizman Golf Outing is on August 25th. And, as a reminder, Erev Rosh Hashanah begins September 4, 2013. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible. Finally, I am looking forward to serving Congregation Beth Judea for the next two years and to meeting you. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me.

B’Shalom, Debbie Dubin Congregation Beth Judea President Email:

Dear Congregants,

Come to Congregation Beth Judea for... A NIGHT OF JEWISH BASEBALL Wednesday, August 14th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Meet 3 Former Major League Greats

I've come across an amazing project put together over the last 4 years by a member of our synagogue involving Jewish Baseball Players. Details and links below in the email I am forwarding, but generally, the project started with a painting of all the current and former living Jewish baseball players, in addition to some Jewish Baseball executives and celebrities. He then had 500 Lithographs all originally hand signed by each of the people, including Sandy Koufax, Kevin Youkilis, Steve Stone, Larry King, Bud Selig, Jerry Reinsdorf, etc. The project is amazing and has raised almost $100,000 to date for various charities. I am writing to you because we have put together an event on August 14, where you can see the artwork, here about it and meet 3 of the ballplayers included (Ron Blomberg, Ross Baumgarten and Art Shamsky). You also walk away with autographed gifts. So take a look at the attached and check it out on the website at Make sure to include our special Code # of 1022 if you buy tickets or raffles. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL, ALONG WITH OUR CODE TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED. The more this gets passed on, the better the event and the more we will earn. Whether you want to go to the event or not, the website has great videos, pictures and interviews of the players, how the artwork was created and even has a song parody of Don McLean's "American Pie." So check it out and forward off often. Thanks,

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Come see which committees interest you and join them! Monday, August 19, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, along with the School Ice Cream Social and Mini Mitzvah Day Or on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 10:00 am to noon As in the past, 1/3 of all dues must be paid before Holiday Tickets and School Admit Cards can be released, unless on Visa/MC or special payment plan. If you have any questions, please call the synagogue office at (847) 634-0777 Download HH Ticket, School Info Pickup and Synagogue Committee Fair Flyer

JOIN US FOR SELICHOT SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013 Start the High Holiday season with study, prayer and, of course dessert, at our Selichot Services.


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HOLIDAY DATES FOR 2013 – 2014 August 31, 2013


September 1, 2013

Cemetery Visit One element of High Holiday preparations is to visit the graves of our loved ones. As we recall our own lives over the past year, we also remember those whose lives shaped ours. Rabbi Pivo will be visiting the graves in the Beth Judea section and elsewhere at Shalom Memorial on Sunday September 1st, beginning at 10 a.m., and invites all who wish to join him to do so.

September 4, 2013 September 5 – 6, 2013 September 14, 2013 September 13, 2013 September 19 – 26, 2013 September 27, 2013

Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Sukkot Simchat Torah

PRAYER BOOKS: Prayer books will NOT be available at services. If you have not yet purchased the new High Holiday Mahzor, Lev Shalem, that we began using last year, we have copies available in the synagogue office for purchase. The price is $36/book.

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Membership Opportunities

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES for 2013 - 2014 *NEW membership opportunities for L’Dor v’dor* Your Family Can Be a Part of Beth Judea for the same COST of High Holiday Tickets. In the Past, Your Parents/Relatives gifted Tickets to YOU to Attend All High Holiday Services.

Take Ownership and Pride in your Jewish Roots - Join today Create and Grow from your past into your future - Your selection to Belong to the Beth Judea launches Generation to Generation L’Dor v’dor - Seize the Opportunity to Worship with your Extended Family – This offer is an incentive for young adults to take ownership of Beth Judea for their OWN synagogue membership. In addition, programming is being designed specifically for parents in Our Religious School. We are building our memberships with newly married congregants, singles, and young families parenting their Joyous Creations. This category has been designed specifically for YOU!! Are you under 30 years Young? Did our Clergy conduct your Marriage ceremony? Join Beth Judea NOW - For only $325single/$650couple Meet Young Families that share your same Values – Share the Social and/or Religious programming designed with You in Mind – Beth Judea has Youth and Adult Education for All ages – Bring Your Circle into Our Family – Did you know that Interfaith families make up a large portion of CBJ’s Membership? Get Flyer

Help us build our Beth Judea community by referring family, friends, and new neighbors. Please: Keep Congregation Beth Judea in mind when talking to others. YOU are our best means to advertise our shul.

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EDUCATION At Congregation Beth Judea’s Religious School, Jewish education is based on two core principles. First, Jewish learning is not only about the child but rather is a whole-family experience. We offer meaningful ways for every member of the family to connect with Judaism in every stage of life. Second, learning is not only about what happens in school but throughout our daily lives. Therefore, what we do in the classroom will relate to what happens in your home, as we worship and in all the places we go. Congregation Beth Judea’s Religious School is committed to Jewish learning that is relevant, inspirational and transformative. We provide our students and their families with the tools to participate meaningfully in the Jewish community, with pride in their Jewish heritage and with the awareness that their actions will shape the future of the Jewish people. Parents, students and teachers are the stakeholders in our Religious School program. Its success is owed to all of you who play a role in shaping our school’s vision and culture. We look forward to being your partners in this great endeavor. Later this month, when you pick up your Religious School Packets, you will receive the Family Information Guide, calendar and other handouts necessary for the school year. Please familiarize yourself with the contents. It addresses questions you may have about attendance, service requirements, curriculum, behavior codes and much more. Keep it in a handy place! We encourage all of you to volunteer in any way you can. We are all part of a wonderful team whose goal is to make certain that our children have a glorious, educational year. UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS: Ice Cream Social & Mini-Mitzvah Day: Join us on MONDAY, AUGUST 19th at 6:30 PM for our annual Ice Cream Social. This year, we are again teaming up with the Social Action Committee to incorporate mini Mitzvah Day. This wonderful event is an opportunity for students (and parents) to reconnect with each other and their teachers, to mingle and schmooze and of course, to have ice cream! SCHOOL DATES TO REMEMBER: August: Monday 8/19 School-wide Ice Cream Social (6:30 pm) September: Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Monday Thursday Sunday

9/7 9/8 9/14 9/15 9/23 9/26 9/29

First Gimel Shabbat First Day Sunday School (Kindergarten – Heh) NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – Yom Kippur NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL First Beyachad (HS) class Kindergarten Consecration (part of Simchat Torah evening service) Parent’s Day (10 am)

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EDUCATION Shabbat Service Attendance: All Aleph through Heh students are required to attend 9 Shabbat services during the course of the school year (August 2013 – May 2014). Services that will count toward Shabbat service requirements include (1)Friday night services (2)Shabbat morning services - Aleph & Bet families may attend the Gan Shabbat service which begins at 10:30 am in the Beit Midrash. (3)High Holiday Services (Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur Day services) (4) any service in which there is a Torah and Haftarah reading such as - Rosh Chodesh - Sukkot - Shemini Atzeret (morning service) - Simchat Torah (morning service) - Passover - Shavuot

We want the students to come with parents in order to fully enjoy and participate in the service. Students and families must stay for the DURATION of the SERVICE. This is NOT a drop-off Shabbat.


Gimel students should note that Shabbat morning services will count only on the days when there is no Gimel Shabbat.

HEH students must attend 6 Shabbat Morning Services prior to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah; these 6 Services will be counted towards both the Shabbat Service and B’nai Mitzvah Requirement.

Shabbat Services need to be attended at Beth Judea in order to count towards the Attendance Policy

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Family Programs


Attention Torah Readers: In order to allow trained Torah Readers greater access to available Shabbat aliyot, we are trying a new system: A list of the upcoming dates and portions is available via this link (Torah Portions). If you see a portion you would like to read, send a note to Hazzan Weisberg identifying which date and portion that you would like to read. He will confirm your assignment. Hazzan will usually confirm within 3 days. If you have not received a response after 3 days, please send him a reminder along with a copy to Mark Sheft. As in the past, you need to check back with him about two weeks prior to the date you are reading to ensure that you have learned the portion. Please let me know if you have any questions. Mark Sheft Ritual Vice President

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We’re still here!! We’re getting younger every year!!

Monthly Flyer of Events Rosh Hashanah Tot & Family Svcs Yom Kippur Tot & Family Svcs Sukkot Lunch & Launch Blessing of the Animals Simchat Torah & Flag Parade

Seriously – this is a great way to meet and hang out with your contemporaries.

Every Shabbat Morning 10:30 AM Gan Shabbat

Where are you?

The MT Nesters is open to the community and our annual dues are still at $20. However, there’s a special deal for Beth Judea members – the dues for your first year membership in MT Nesters is NONE - - - ZERO. We meet once a month, usually on Sunday evening, except for February and the summer months. Call Carol at (847) 537-3566 or Sam at (847) 459-0316.

Check out our full calendar of events here. Like what you see in family programming and want to help keep it going? Please consider volunteering to help with one of our programs this year L’hitraot! See you soon! Click Here to Join us on Facebook

Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Center! For information please visit our website at .

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YOUTH A MESSAGE FROM: MARC SENDER, YOUTH DIRECTOR Dear Beth Judea FamilyWith summer in full swing and the sweltering heat covering much of the Chicagoland area now is the perfect time to think about the upcoming school year… Right??? Well while it is hard to imagine that in just a few short weeks we are going to be kicking off another amazing year in our Beth Judea youth department. The newly elected BJUSY board has been hard at work planning an exciting year and I can’t wait to get started. We are still accepting applications for BJUSY General Board but the deadline is approaching fast so make sure to get those in if you would like to be part of the planning for an awesome BJUSY year. In anticipation of this coming year I was fortunate to be able to spend some time at Ramah Day Camp with a bunch of our Beth Judea youth. I encourage those of you who have not made a journey to Ramah Day Camp to do so. It is tucked away in Wheeling, IL off of Hintz Road and from the road you would not believe all the amazing things they have inside. I was fortunate, along with Hazzan Weisberg and Youth Vice-President Joan Smith, to be able to experience their moving Tisha B’Av ceremony with them and it was quite an impactful event. Take a look at the picture from our visit and then perhaps take a visit of your own one day. Visiting the camp got me geared up for this new school year. This coming year we are going to continue our new teen minyanim once a month on a Saturday morning. We will be having our youth high holiday services in the beginning of September and then our very first teen minyan will be October 26th and it will be a Superhero Minyan. In addition to our teen minyanim we are going to continue our outstanding programming throughout the year. The new year kicks off August 18th with the USY vs. Men’s Club softball game and congregational bbq. This event has gotten bigger and bigger the last couple of years and we would love to see a huge turnout from the community. Regardless of whether you are in USY or Men’s Club or not you should come on by Twin Groves in Buffalo Grove and watch some fun softball and enjoy a delicious bbq. Everybody is invited and this program is free of charge. For our USYers the first Tuesday program will be right after that on August 27th. Our Kadima will have their first program, a Maccabi Madness program, on September 15th and then our Kadinkers will have their program, More and More Monkeys Jumping on the Trampolines, on September 22nd. To get a complete list of our upcoming schedule for the next few months please visit our website and view our calendar Remember you can always stay up to date with all things BJUSY by going to our brand new and improved website and you can sign up for membership by going to B’Shalom, Marc Sender - Youth Director Congregation Beth Judea - 5304 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047 Office: (847)-634-0777 ext. 114 Cell: (847)-334-8639 Email: Sign up for membership at Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

2013 – 2014 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2013-2014 BJUSY, Kadima & Kadinkers Online Membership Form 2013-2014 USY, Kadima and Kadinkers Membership Application

Please consider making a donation to the Youth Fund or Rachel Hirshman Fund to help USYers go to regional programs and Israel

SAVE THE DATE: August 18, 2013 August 27, 2013 September 3, 2013 September 5, 2013 September 13, 2013 September 14, 2013 September 15, 2013 September 17, 2013 September 22 , 2013

USY vs Men’s Club Softball Game – 11:00 am at Woodland Park (Twin Groves) USY Opening Tuesday Program H Jew O Bash USY Magnificent Maccabi Games Teen Rosh Hashanah Services – 10:30 at BGHS Teen Kol Nidre Services at BGHS Teen Yom Kippur Services – 10:30 at BGHS Kadima Maccabia Maddness – 11:00 - Beth Judea USY Mini Me Mini Golf – 6:30 pm Kadinkers Many More Monkeys Jumping on the Trampolines

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Karen & Philip Nagel / Susan & Bruce

Thanks to those who participated in the walk and donated. You may still make a much needed donation, funds are desperately needed to find the cure. Contact Bruce Arenson 315-383-4560 with questions or donation information. To make a donation through their website click here.

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Lend a hand to our community's largest food delivery program, Maot Chitim, by helping to assemble boxes for their Rosh Hashanah food delivery. August 11, 2013 – Sunday – Maot Chitim – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Volunteers are needed on Sunday, August 11th from 11 am - 4 pm at the Maot Chitim warehouse, located at 5990 West Touhy in Niles. Volunteer for 1 hour or all day. To sign up, please call Audrey Schiff at 847674-3224. Individuals, Families or Groups are welcome. Kids 10 and older are encouraged to attend! August 18, 2013 – Sunday - Tikkun Olam – Mitzvah Day – Spark the Spirit Maot Chitim project – help us prepare food boxes at their warehouse located at 5990 W. Touhy Avenue in Niles. August 25, 2013 – Sunday from 19:00 am to 11:30 – Tikkun Olam Mitzvah Day Maot Chitim Project – Volunteers needed to help deliver food boxes.

Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago delivers 5,000 Rosh Hashanah and 5,000 Passover Kosher Holiday food boxes to needy Jews who live in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Bulk shipments are also provided to several thousand needy in shelter houses, and institutions, as well as to Hillels, Chabads and Jewish prisoners throughout the state. Volunteers are needed to assemble boxes, pack perishable and nonperishable food and deliver these food boxes to the recipients so that the needy in our community may observe the holidays in a traditional and dignified manner. For more information, please visit

August 19, 2013 – Monday – Religious School – Ice Cream Social & Mitzvah Day We will help the Beth Judea Religious School pack backpacks for needy children.

August 20, 2013 – Tuesday – Pick Up Backpacks August 26, 2013 – Monday – Social Action Committee Meeting The Social Action Committee will meet at 8:00 pm following Minyan, please join us VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Dear Congregants, With the High Holidays right around the corner, there are many programs that we are engaged in to help others; but without your help these programs cannot go forward. Whether we participate in these programs is determined by whether we have the support of congregants. We ask that you help volunteer so that these programs can go forward. Please sign up early -- this could make a difference whether the program gets canceled or not. ---------------------------------------------"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.“ Blessing of the Animals Flyer

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The next meeting of the Sisterhood Book Club will be on Monday, September 16. We will be discussing the book Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. The book is about 250 pages and is quite interesting so it should be easy enough to read during this busy time of year. See the flyer for other important information regarding this meeting. Sandy

Sisterhood of CBJ Rummage Sale August 4th Profits from sale will benefit the Synagogue Donations of clothing, household items, dishes, kitchenware, books, toys, bikes, pictures, linens and SMALL furniture only! NO TELEVISIONS, COMPUTERS, UNDERWEAR, SWIMWEAR! Drop-offs at the synagogue start Sunday 7/28 until Thursday 8/1 (before 11am) NO DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED DAY OF SALE

If you are available to help or have questions call: Synagogue office (847-634-0777)

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SISTERHOOD'S SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: CALLING ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS! The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea has planned its opening program of the 2013-2014 year. On Monday, September 9, at 7:00 PM, the Sisterhood asks its members and prospective members to join them for a chocolate design and molding class at "Morkes Chocolates" at 1890 North Rand Road (between Dundee and Hicks on west side of the street) in Palatine. Participants will dip delicious treats in chocolate fondue and then will learn the art of dipping and decorating chocolate truffles. There will also be chocolate games and prizes. Cost for Sisterhood members: $20.

Space is limited; you must RSVP BY September 5.

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FJMC Men’s Club Softball Challenge BETH JUDEA MEN’S CLUB 18TH ANNUAL DR. JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING Sunday, August 25, 2013 Buffalo Grove Golf Club 48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove

First Tee Off - 10:30 AM - Handicap Scramble Come as a foursome or we can arrange one…everyone welcome!

Outing Includes: Electric Cart - Contest Holes - Course Cash for Food/Drink Dinner at Lou Malnati’s - 6:30 PM Cost: $100 per person Complete form below and send with check payable to CBJ Men’s Club Mail to: CBJ Men’s Club Golf Outing 5304 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047


Chuck Walcer at 847-419-1605 or Morry Rizman at 847-478-9790 or

The Dr. Jack Rizman Memorial Fund of Congregation Beth Judea was established by his family and many friends following his passing in January 1996. Jack was a founding member of Congregation Beth Judea, a dynamic member of its Men’s Club, Ritual Committee and board of Directors. He was also a steady force within the synagogue choir and was devoted to the Jewish music with which he was raised. He was loved and respected by all for his strong work ethic, his terrific sense of humor, his good nature and positive outlook on life. Over the years, the Dr. Jack Rizman Memorial Fund has underwritten a series of wonderful concerts, open to the entire community. The Golf Outing was started to support this fund and its efforts.

Beth Judea Men’s Club 18th Annual Dr. Jack Rizman Memorial Golf Outing REGISTRATION FORM Golfer(s)____________________________________________________________________________ Email ________________________________ Phone # _____________________________________ Golfing with: _________________________________________________________________________ # of Golfers with Dinner ________ @ $100

$ ____________

# of Adults Attending Dinner Only ________ @ $20

$ ____________

# of Kids (under 13) Attending Dinner Only ________ @ $10

$ ____________


$ ____________

Annual Jack Rizman Golf Outing Flyer

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Thank You To Our Lieberman Volunteers I’d like to thank the following people for generously giving their time to help with the Shabbat service at Lieberman this month; Maynard Hirsch, Ron Friedman, Sandy Ramras, Ron Kovich and Darlene Bikshorn. Although this is the first acknowledgement I am putting in the Word, I have been remiss in thanking the numerous others who have helped out these past few years. Thanks to all the Mitzvah menches.

Jerry Sakol The ARK is very pleased to announce the opening of The ARK Northwest: A Safe Harbor for the Jews of the Northwest Suburbs. The new office is located in the Dundee Place Corporate Center, 3100 Dundee Rd., Suite 204; Phone (773) 973-0011. This new satellite office, at the northeast corner of Dundee and Landwehr in Northbrook, will provide increased access to The ARK’s vital human services in the northwest suburbs-where the greatest growth in Chicagoland’s Jewish population has occurred in the past 10 years. Hours at the new location are: Monday, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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SHALVA The Face of Domestic Abuse is not always easy to recognize. It could be your daughter, your sister, your best friend.

An Important Announcement CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA HESED (CARING) COMMITTEE The Hesed committee would like to know if you have any difficulties/problems that you would like to discuss with a knowledgeable individual. We have a group of congregants who have been trained or are professionals who would be able to provide a brief consultation with you in order to refer you on for more in-depth assistance. We are also thinking about starting some support groups. We would like to know what you feel your needs are. Please email Ellene Lammers at or call Rabbi Pivo. FOR A LIST OF EMERGENCY HOTLINE NUMBERS, AGENCIES AND RESOURCES click here


(when Religious School is in session) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone at any time. One in four women will experience domestic abuse at some point in her lifetime. 90% of children are aware of the abuse directed at their mothers.

Abuse can take many forms: verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, physical and psychological.

SHALVA has helped over 4,000 Jewish women since 1986 and is specifically certified by the State of Illinois to provide domestic violence counseling. We are the oldest independent Jewish domestic violence agency in the United States.

SHALVA offers free confidential domestic abuse counseling services to the Chicago Jewish Community.

Click Here to Download Gift Card Order Form By using Gift Cards for all your everyday purchases and gift giving you help support Congregation Beth Judea

SHALVA’s free, confidential services include: 24 hour crisis-line 773-583-4673 (HOPE) Culturally sensitive individual & group counseling Legal information & court support Financial assistance Rabbinical & community advocacy & training

Information and referrals Community prevention & educational programs Flyer

Link to Taglit-Birthright Israel’s Website

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ADULT EDUCATION WEEKLY CLASSES These classes are ongoing. Please join at any time. Hebrew is not required for any of these classes, unless specifically noted.

ADULT EDUCATION AT CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA. Congregation Beth Judea offers a variety of meaningful Jewish learning opportunities through classes, lectures and informal sessions on Jewish Law, Torah, prayer and other topics of interest that will intrigue and inspire you. All classes (unless otherwise noted) are held at Congregation Beth Judea. For a listing of adult education classes offered here at CBJ, you can download our Adult Ed brochure by clicking here.

“When I pray, I speak to God;

When I study, God speaks to me.� -quote by Rabbi Louis Finkelstein

Interpretive Minyan in the Library

Words of My Mouth: Talmud Study Sunday mornings at 8 am The Talmud is a profoundly rich compilation of wisdom that has continued relevance to our contemporary search for meaning. This weekly class provides an examination of current understanding of Jewish law, secular law, sociology, mythology, or agadah, and often dwells on ques-tions incorporating current events. Orin Rotman will facilitate this weekly Talmud study session. (Artscroll Schottenstein edition is used for the class)

Sweet Taste of Torah Wednesday evenings at 8 pm For thousands of years Judaism has been interpreting and applying the Torah to everyday life. This class follows the Tanach cycle. Each week we will read through several chapters a week of the Nevim (Prophets) texts, then on to Ketuvim (Writings), then back to Torah again.

Service Leader: Norm Kurtz You are invited to join the Interpretive Minyan in the Library the first and third Shabbat of every month. Our minyan is designed to build community by providing a passionate, meaningful and spiritual Shabbat morning experience.

This Shabbat morning service focuses on examining the structure of the prayer service, learning the major prayers and becoming more comfortable with the choreography and customs of the Shabbat morning service. Our minyan is friendly and welcoming to all who choose to attend. We meet in the synagogue library on the second floor from 10:30 until 11:45.

Shabbat shalom, Norm Kurtz

Shabbat Torah/Haftarah Study Shabbat morning at 9 am Weekly study to discuss the parsha of the week. We will discuss questions raised by the participants.

GABBAI CLASS Are you interested in learning the skills of a Gabbai and the choreography of our Torah Services? We are considering starting a class on this. If you do have an interest please contact Orin Rotman at

EDUCATION SERIES To register for classes or to find out more information about the Adult Education programs, contact Anna Besser at (847) 634-0777 or at

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ADULT EDUCATION Don’t Miss Out On This Fabulous Learning Opportunity THE FLORENCE MELTON SCHOOL OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING 2013-2014 LEARNING FOR THE WONDERING JEW Dear Congregants, We are proud to announce that CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA has joined the consortium of partner agencies, enhancing the Melton School program of Metropolitan Chicago. As one of the partner agencies for this program,current members of Congregation Beth Judea may participate in classes at a reduced fee!

Click Here to Download the Flyer Click Here to Register Online

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WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW . . . . YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE If you are celebrating a life cycle event such as a birth, engagement or wedding, we would like to know about it so that this milestone can be included in The Word. If you are ill or know someone who is sick, we would like to know about it so that a prayer for recovery can be said, so that the clergy can call or visit, and so that the Bikur Cholim committee can be notified and be of assistance. If there is a death in your family, we would like to know about it so that we can offer our support, can share this information with our congregation, and so that we can add your loved one to our Yahrzeit records.

We firmly believe that reaching out to others benefits not only the recipient, but the person providing help as well. This is, without a doubt, a win-win situation for all involved. If you are interested in making a difference, please contact one of the committee members below.

Rabbi Pivo Ellene Lammers Wendy Wunsch Evan Rumack

Please call the synagogue office with this information. Do not assume that someone else will have notified the synagogue staff.

Hesed (Caring) Committee Congregation Beth Judea Hesed (Caring) Committee Please complete the following form to notify the committee of a person who is ill, hospitalized or in a rehabilitation facility,

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Location ______________________________________________________________________________

Contact person/phone number: ____________________________________________________________ Your name: ___________________________________________________________________________

â–Ą Please contact this person â–Ą Please ask the clergy to contact this person Please return this card to the office before or after Shabbat. You may also fax the information to (847) 634-8055, call the Rabbi or contact our committee chairs,

Wendy Wunsch

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Evan Rumack (847) 253-4130

Beth Judea Office (847) 6 34-0777

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Koach Outreach Program for College Students

JUF Right Start is a gift program that gives a one-time grant of up to $2000 per family to offset the cost of tuition to a local Jewish preschool made the first year a child is enrolled. It is not based on need. For more information go to or see the ad on the following page.

Koach is the Conservative Movements' outreach program for college students. The Koach website at always has interesting and helpful information.

For those of you who are about to begin your college experience, Koach has produced a wonderful guide that you should view and refer to in the coming weeks. You will find it at


Helpful Links and Resources JUF JVS

Jewish United Fund Jewish Vocational Services Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Child and Family Services Jewish Community Centers Council for Jewish Elderly


JUF Northwest Suburban News

For a more detailed list of resources please click here for a list from our Hesed (Caring) Committee‌remember, in an emergency dial 9-1-1

SISTERHOOD GIFTSHOP Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah) The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea's Judaica Shop carries a wide variety of Judaica and gift items such as tallitot, kippot, Seder plates, Chanukah menorahs, candlesticks, kiddush cups, tzedakah boxes, mezzuzah cases, books, toys, games and teacher gifts and nonreligious gift items. They carry Gary Rosenthal, Nambe and a large number of items that are imported directly from Israel. The shop also carries special seasonal items and gift baskets. In addition, they can special order about anything you may want. Stop by when the shop is open: Sundays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and by appointment. Karen Nagel is the Gift Shop Manager. The Gift Shop has lots of new merchandise, including great High Holiday and other holiday gift items, as well as Bat/Bat Mitzvah and wedding gift items. Check out their own L'CHAIM TOO! Cookbook, filled with special recipes for all your holiday needs or as a great gift for any occasion. They accept MC, VISA. and Discover.

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Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah)

20% OFF ONE SINGLE ITEM OF $25 OR MORE Coupon must be present at time of purchase Exclusions include sale merchandise, special orders, scrolls, consignment items. Nambe Discount Limited to 10% / No Discount on Michael Aram One coupon per family. No other discounts or promotions apply -Expires August 31, 2013 COUPON

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JULY BIRTHDAYS We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: July 1

Marlene Sachs

July 2

Luba Brin Jeremy Clorfene Joel Fisher Susan Silverstone

July 12

Michael Altman Barbara Bernstein Ronald Cushing Joy Margolis Morry Rosenblatt

July 13

David Kahn David Levsky Randy Markowitz Ron Shoffet

July 3

Gayle Ludwig Susan Weitzman Goldwasser

July 4

Arlene Block Amy Gluck Martin Karlin Karen Nagel

July 14

Debbie Adelstein-Posner Susan Darin Harriet Krugel

July 5

Robyn Gomberg

July 15

Sheryl Bauer Lew Smith

July 6

Sharon Wein July 16

Alisa Levey

July 7

Deborah Bender Alyse Eligulashvili Irving Gurin

July 17

Amy Kahn Geri Rosenblatt

July 8

Ted Goldberg

July 18

Suzanne Citron

July 9

Daniel Levin Louis Rabin

July 19

July 10

Ivy Elkins Marti Rizman

Alison Berg Herbert Kanter Helene Lewison Jerrold Orloff Stewart Segal

July 11

Amy Balson Paul Drizner Sandra Drizner Julie Harris

July 20

Michael Berg Esther Mosak Jill Rosenbaum Jeff Shultz

July 21

Merle Rumack

July 22

Richard Goldwasser Steven Peck Kevn Spitz Larry Wollheim

July 23

Glenn Simon

July 24

Jonathan Altenberg Sharlet Hakimi

July 25

Helaine Damsky Dina Levin Stew Margolis

July 26

Donielle Escalante Howard Kaufman Burt Litwin Michael Malter Lisa Miner Ira Sender Gil Woods

July 27

Hugh Block Rachael Finkel Neil Holman Michael Sheade Nori Spiro

July 28

Sheree Arbus Bob Pinzur

July 29

Cynthia Bauer Brad Finkel Eileen Kahn-Fine

July 30

Andrew Nissenberg Joel Polakow Ben Siegel Allan Wernick

July 31

David Podber

JULY ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy Anniversary to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: July 2

July 3

Russell and Cheryl Barnett Timur and Alyse Eligulashvili Rick and Pam Herstein Mike and Peggy Weiner

July 14

Steve and Deborah Limer

July 26

Ronald and Davita Bloom

July 15

Stan and Jill Lieberman

July 27

July 16

Robert and Audrey Block Alan and Debbi Green

Edward and Andrea Hockfield Vadim and Elena Riber

July 29

Edward and Melinda Grossman

July 20

Kenneth and Jana Epstein James and Barbara Hyman Mitchell and Beth Polonsky Steven and Rita Spitz

July 31

Todd and Beth Pollard

July 21

Michael and Cheryl Sturt

July 23

Neil and Alina Greenhill Martin and Sherry Krawitz Carl and Darlene Tominberg

July 25

Marc and Shira Sender

Eric and Julie Marder Richard and Marci Sussman

July 4

Randy and Hadrian Markowitz

July 5

Richard and Barbara Kavitt Ross and Alisa Levey

July 6

Steven and Gayle Kwasman Allen and Susan Shub

July 8

Sheldon and Carol Kaner

July 9

Stephen and Daniella Gladdin Neil and Marilyn Holman

We encourage you to also contact one another to share in their celebration. NOTE: If your name is missing from the list please contact the synagogue so we can update your information in our files.

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AUGUST BIRTHDAYS We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: August 2

Edith Margules

August 11 Gloria Hernandez Jeff Sachs Alan Sklan Kevin Zucker

August 4

Michele Sussman

August 12

August 5

Rebecca Flint Craig Levin Stuart Pearl Lee Silver

August 1 Michael Rosenfeld

August 6

August 13

Richard Chappe

Lisa Pivo Mitchell Polonsky Nate Solomon Lee Goldberg Meyer Halperin Staci Levy Dan Thalheimer

August 7

Samuel Flint Leslie Spickard

August 14

Camy Gould Sandy Victor

August 8

Charlene Entman Roberta Goldenberg David Gordon Bruce Portnoy

August 15

David Brody Lauren Katzman

August 16

Jordan Krugel Cheryl Vinikoor

August 17

Bruce Entman Brian Wenk

August 9

Myles Bauer Jo Ellen Bleiweiss

August 10 Phyllis Dritz Michael Levenstein Linda Spitz

August 18

August 19

Marcie Marcus Heidi Robbins Carey Rosemarin Marina Shteynberg Marcia Weissman

August 20

Joan Attenberg Lance Lucas Dave Rebnord Sheryl Sheiner Lynne Shkolnik

August 21

Ken Brandt Lesley Elisco Ronald Friedman Shira Sender Craig Smolensky

August 22

Andrea Alhadeff Ellen Gluskin Marilyn Holman Morry Rizman

August 23

Tammy Brody Tom Quinn Ariella Willcox

August 24

Samuel Feldman Debra Posner Adriane Zucker

Nancy Litwin

August 25

Michael Chorpash Jonathan Gerchikov Karen Grobman Sheri Lewison Deborah Limer Linda Stark

August 26

Shel Ladin Jerrold Silver

August 27

Lori Finn Penny Pinkus Deborah Weiss Sherie Zucker

August 28

Morris Elisco Maynard Hirsch

August 29

Jim Duvel Jeff Kostis Joan Kurtz Barbara Pearl

August 30

Monyca Flack Paul Potach

August 31

Edward Newman Paula Silberman Richard Sussman

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy Anniversary to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: August 1

Edward & Rhonda Newman

August 4

Bryan & Marci Fooden David & Kimberly Granoff Irving & Eva Gurin

August 5

Richard Goldwasser & Susan Weitzman Goldwasser

August 6

Brent Gross & Elizabeth Ladin-Gross Morry & Gayle Levin

August 7

Alan & Rachel Grossman Stanford & Bonnie Robbin

August 8

Steven & Suzanne Kallish Gary & Julie Korol Morrie & Sherri Lieberman Craig & Katya Smolensky Steven & Staci Turofsky

August 9

Lance & Anne Pacernick

August 10

Matthew & Effie Kudlowitz Daniel & Eileen Kurtz Evan & Merle Rumack

August 11 August 12

August 23

Arnold & Lee Goldberg

August 24

Sanford & Vicki White

August 25

Neal & Marla Feld Norm & Joan Kurtz Burt & Nancy Litwin

Stuart & Bettie Schwartz Michael & Debbie Sheade Gary & Lori Thalheimer

August 26

Dan & Celia Geiger Michael & Gayle Ludwig

August 17

Stuart & Barbara Pearl Kenneth & Beth Redfern

August 27

August 18

Cary & Beth Chaitman David & Debbie Posner

Mitchell & Ann Lerman Sanford & Ina Ramras Earl & Cornelia Roden

August 28

August 19

Fred & Robin Fingerhut Steven & Wendy Frost Howard & Pamela Kaufman Albert & Linda Stark

Terry & Joyce Levinstein Herman & Sheri Salzberg

August 29

Steven & Joanne Dicker

August 30

Jonathan & Marah Altenberg Stuart & Vicki Fabian Stanley & Lauri Rosenbloom

August 31

Elliott & Carla Bankendorf Bruce & Charlene Entman Mark & Kristie Fingerhut Tom & Lisa Quinn Paul & Karen Saharack Mitchell & Ethel Schwerdlin

August 15

August 16

Harvey & Mary Brickman Louis & Marlene Grossman William & Judith Levitan Morris & Barbara Saunders Jeffrey & Jill Stark Larry & Rhonda Wollheim

August 20

Lee & Sheree Arbus Harold & Sheryl Cutler Glenn & Judith Goldstein Hyman & Robin Riebman

Jerry & Drora Patt

August 21

Lee & Barbara Silver Robert & Marcia Weissman

David & Rhonda Cohn Boris & Julia Lyubomirsky

August 22

Stanley & Susan Eisenhammer Glen & Rita Gardberg

NOTE: If your name is missing from the list please contact the synagogue so we can update your information in our files.

We encourage you to also contact one another to share in their celebration.

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Hylda Bittmann Helen Davis * Morris Feldman Marilyn Kandel * Milton Lewis Clara Pieter Mayer Rashbaum Meyer Segal * Israel Yatkowsky *

Harold Brown * Jack Dennis Lillian Fischman * Edna Kessler Leo Liebovitz Trevya Polakow Dayton Robinson Morris Sulak Sam Yublosky *

Shirley Coady Rae Duboe * Paul Fish Rae Kubiak * Herman Nidetz * Eugene Ramras Rose Sandmel Ethel Vinikoor Joseph Zarchy

Lillian Dannen * Bernice Ellis Linda Hafft Howard Leibach * Cantor Murray Nixon * Stanley Ramras Milton David Secler * Herbert Wolff

August 9

Kalman Albun * Herbert Forman Bessie Kessler * Rose Luciano * Jack Rosenbloom *

Kcio Aminova Henry Kaner Micharl Lazar * Ruth Mandel * Rose Stein

Gerald Balbirer * Sonia Karchmar * Abram Lieberman * Seymour Paisin *

Harry Borkan * Irving Katz William Long Ruth Rasnick

August 16

Morton Abelson * Alex Braiman Earl Elisco Emanuel Gurin Jake Klein Ruth Moses * Mollie Resnick * Eve Scholl

Barbara Abramovitz * Irene Cohen Richard Freid Millie Hennes Minnie Fannie Krassner * Sidney Patt Robert Rosenbaum * Arthur Silverberg

Edna Arker * Sam Cooper Jack Glickman Mary Hill Yetta Lipka Irv Pearlman * Harris Rosenthal * Sam Stark *

Alvin Berger * Louis Duchin Alex Greenberg * Joseph Klaskin * Dayton Lubesnick Daniel Ramras Alice Rothenberg *

August 23

Ida Albun * Rochelle Feldman Theodore Goldberg Hyman Hoffman * Jacob Louis Levin * Leo Semel

Frances R. Corenman * Bernard Fine Paula Greenstein * Herbert Howard Debora Litwin * Lillian Shugan

Greta Dessauer Mildred Forman * Kenneth Haberman * Janet Klass * Dorothy Perlmutter

Audrey Epton Jacob Friedland * Al Harris Bernard Landau Arthur Rotenberg *

August 30

Bernard Bloom Betty Falcon * Morris Gorin * Lillian Loeb * Jack Rosemarin Theodor Sender *

Bessie Brenner * Melvin Feldman * Amelia Kane Nathaniel Moffett Leslie Schiff * Nina Shkolnik

Louis Broodno * Arthur Gerchikov Estelle Kwasman Alan Nisenbaum * Sidney Schreibman * William Silverman

William Davis Carl Gershonfeld Dorothy Leibowitz Mikhaikl Rakhman Daniel Schuster Albert Sumner *

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Dorothy Behn Cheryl Greene Morris Mills Nathan Sandler * Adrienne Teicher

William Burg * Ruth Levy * Ida Rich Irving Schuster Arlene Watters

Millie Fenchel Michael Litt Lance Rubin Sam Seligman Abraham Wolinsky *

Leonard Fisher * Rose Litwin Elsie Saharack Jules Spitz Nathan Zeiger

Marianne Brenner * Dorothy Feldheim * Norman Friedman Etta Greenberg * Louis Lerner * Max Pander Jessie Rubinstein * Sol Weinberg *

Frances S. Barnett * Bernard Cutler * Suzanne Fine Morris Ginsberg Sol Kessler * Pearl Margolis Miriam Reisberg Celia Schreibman * Gerszon Weiskopf *

Louis Bloom David S. Eisenberg Sandra Fooden Leon Goldberg Katrien Koekkoek Ruth Mason Morris Roden Harriette Silverman * Adolf Wolff

Barney Bograd Louis Elgenson Faye Frank David Goldbogen * Philip Koekkoek Lisa Newman Lillian Rosenston Genevieve Vizansky

September 20

Isaac Appel Yale Gerol * Lee Grossman Hyman Molotsky Millard Oscherwitz * Maurice Saltzman

Symon Bows * Philip Gluskin * Hyman Hundert * Rochelle Mosoff Phyllis Oster Frances Spiegel *

David Brodsky * Rose Goldberg * Debrah Margolis Richard Nathan * Eva Pander Ida Sulak

Jeffrey Caplan * Solly Gordon * Esther Mendelsohn Philip Nemser * Sam Rabin Anna Wortell *

September 27

Sidney Ament Florence Bryan Harold Falcon * Eugenia Green Holmes Harry Leonard Shalom Nahum * Arman Schaffer

Albert Atlas Donna Bryant * Charles Feldman Norman Isaacson Yetta Schuster Levy * Richard Paley Meriel Schnider

Herman Barrier * Carol Caplan Allen Guttenberg Dora Kahn * Ruth Mendelson David Reisberg Lillian Seres

Jack Brill Francine Dolack Lewis Heiber Diane Kovich * William Meyers * Howard Riebman Babette Strass

September 13 Faye Angell *

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TRIBUTES FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THESE FUNDS, PLEASE REFER TO PAGES 51, 52 & 53 OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Prayers have been said for the recovery of: Muriel Sachsel Joseph Sachsel Randee Weiss Condolences upon the death of: Edward Bower Nephew of Joan Smith Estell Charman Wife of Jan Charman Norma Cohen Wife of Jerry Cohen

Congratulations to: Carol & Barry Cohen on the birth of their granddaughter Charlotte Maeve Hogan. Mari & Arthur Cohen on the engagement of David to Caitlin Beaudoin.

In Appreciation of: Rabbi Pivo for officiating at the dedication of Jerry Blustein. Arnie & Debbie Bender

Parents Wendy & Steve Frost and grandmother Consuelo Frost on the engagement of Jared to Lindsay Rubin.

Rabbi Pivo

Rita & Glen Gardberg on the birth of their granddaughter Emry Laina Smith. Ellen & Mickey Kaplan on the birth of their grandson Taren Mason Kaplan. Joyce & Terry Levinstein and Rhonda & Jeff Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein.

Father of Bryan Fooden

Mazel Tov on the birth of Evan Riley Polakow and to his proud grandparents, Pam & Joel Polakow and greatgrandmother, Sylvia Polakow.

Father of Debbie Dubin

Orin & Denise Rotman on the engagement of Rachel to Aaron Hessl.

Gilbert Fooden

Stuart Kreisman

Larry Krulewich Father of Rachael and Jenny Krulewich Ex-Husband of Jeanne Zeiger Krulewich

Ilene & Larry Schneider on the engagement of Jessica to Brett Kornblatt.

Nancy Sherman

Rita & Steven Spitz on the birth of their grandson Cole Jeremy Spitz.

Wife of Donald Sherman Mother of Judy Goldstein Irene Schweitzer Mother of Peggy Kaplan

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES: August 14, 2013 – A Night of Jewish Baseball August 19, 2013 – RSVP deadline for Shabbat Under the Stars August 19, 2013 – HH Tickets, School Info Pickup and Synagogue Committee Fair August 23, 2013 – RSVP Deadline for Selichot Services September 3, 2013 – Deadline to Order the Lulavim & Etrogim.

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Janice Weiner & the late Stuart Weiner on the birth of grandson Miles Shiloh Newman.

Renee Blustein In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for making my Bar Mitzvah such a wonderful memory. Harvey Pyes In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for officiating at the wedding David of Sheade and Allison Kupferberg. Michael & Debbie Sheade In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for officiating at our daughter’s wedding. Lynne & Jay Gomberg In Honor of: Howard & Sylvia Shore in honor of their anniversary. Mike & Renee Malter David & Susie Waitz in honor of the engagement of their son Michael to Aviva Katz. Debbie & Joel Brodsky In Memory of: Gilbert Fooden, father of Bryan Fooden. Susie & David Waitz Sidney Kramer and Phyllis Kramer, our dear parents and grandparents. Billy & Linda Kramer and Family

RABBI LIFSHITZ LEGACY FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Leonard Altman, in loving memory of a wonderful father. Janice Wener & Family In loving memory of Morey Lenhoff, our husband, father and tot. His loving family, Stuart, Pat & Children and Harriet Lenhoff

Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. Mindy Gordon Ron & Debbie Kovich Upon the Yahrzeit of: Marion M. Block, beloved mother. Gloria Secler Dorothy Block, beloved grandmother. Gloria Secler Alan Medansky, beloved brother and uncle. Debbie Dubin & Family

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TRIBUTES CANTOR WEISBERG’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation of: In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for officiating at the wedding of David Sheade and Allison Kupferberg. Debbie & Michael Sheade

In Honor of: In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for officiating at our daughter’s wedding. Lynne & Jay Gomberg Marty & Sandy’s 10 year Wedding Anniversary. We love you! The Posner Family Jeff & Rhonda Wener, Mazel Tov on your son’s law school graduation. Rita & Sid Mathias

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Marion M. Block, beloved mother. Gloria Secler Dorothy Block, beloved grandmother. Gloria Secler Brett Lawrence Berlant, beloved son and brother. Karen Berlant, Aimee Lickerman and Scott Berlant

Morey Coleman, beloved grandfatther and great-grandfather. The Brandt Family

The Lammers Family Norman Moses

Susan Stouber and the wonderful Torah Reading Wenk Family. Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt

Rona Wolf

Roberta & Bill Uhler

Mazel Tov to the Wener and Levinstein Families on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Michael & Sheryl Bauer Orin & Denise Rotman

In Honor of: The Award Recipients who have honored us with service “above and beyond”: Board Member of the Year - Gary Krugel; Lifetime Achievement Award - Ronna Leibach; Ourstanding Service Awards - Bruce Entman, Dr. Susan Weitzman Goldwasser, Ellene Lamers, Harold LeVine, Carrie Shultz and Harris Weiner Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt

Max Hiller

Albert Soll David & Susie Waitz in honor of the engagement of their son Michael to Aviva Katz. Rita & Sid Mathias


Adolfo Zemchuck, in loving memory. Celia, Dan and Jonathan Geiger

In Memory of: Estell “Edzia” Charman, who blessed our Shabbat morning services with her elegance and grace. Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt Gilbert Fooden, in loving memory. Deborah & Howard Tolsky Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. The Sisterhood Estell Charman, wife of Jan Charman. Ann & Mitch Lerman

In Memory of: Norma Cohen. The MT Nesters

Frieda Lieberman Stan & Jill Lieberman With our deepest sympathy to Mr. & Mrs. Martin Saltzman, in memory of your son. The MT Nesters

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Upon the Yahrzeit of: Bernard Yegelwel Gail Gerber, Eric Yegelwel, Robin & Elyse Irwin Gerber Gail Gerber, Eric, Robin and Elyse Yegelwel

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TRIBUTES GENERAL FUND In Appreciation of: Cantor Weisberg, for officiating at my mother’s funeral. Marlyn Spivak In Honor of: Esther Mosak’s 75th Birthday. Beverly Mosak Freid Rhonda & Jeff Wener in honor of the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Ron Kovich The Solway Family and The Brown Family Wendy & Steve Frost on the engagement of Jared to Lindsay Rubin. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf In Memory of: Estelle Charman, wife of Jan Charman. David & Maureen Stolman Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel Michael & Susan Mangurten Norma Cohen, wife of Jerome Cohen ; mother of Renee Weinstein; grandmother of Carly & Jackie Weinstein. Debbie Engel Craig & Jane Jacobson Abby & David Kohl Wendy Morton Betsy & Dan Nickow Julius Simon Judy Talman Jane & Doug Werman The Worth Family – Jeff, Michele, Jason and Rachel Sara Liebovitz Susan Liebovitz & Michael Mangurten

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Abe & Florence Bankendorf Carla & Elliott Bankendorf


Allan Brandt, our dear grandfather. The Brandt Family

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Linda Ragins Teri & Owen Pulver

Joseph Gardberg

Celia Mirotsnic Glen Gardberg

Fran & Scott Eisner

Solomon Springer, beloved father. Janet Reicher Ron Wiener, father of Marla Brandt. The Brandt Family

CAMP RAMAH FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Victor Lichtenstein Alina Greenhill

EDUCATION FUND In Honor of: David & Susie Waitz in honor of the engagement of their son Michael to Aviva Katz. David & Maureen Stolman Mazel Tov to Dr. Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Ellen & Jeff Gluskin Renee & Michael Klass David & Maureen Stolman

KIDDUSH FUND In Appreciation of: Rabbi Lifshitz for officiating at the funeral of my mother, Vivian Oscherwitz. Marlyn Spivak In Honor of: All the officers that were installed on June 30, 2013. The Mosak & Ganden Families In Memory of: Stuart Kreisman, beloved father of Debbie Dubin and cherished grandfather. Arnie & Lee Goldberg Upon the Yahrzeit of: Lillian Caplan, my beloved mother. Ron Caplan Abe Silberberg, with loving memory of you on your yahrzeit. Jeanne S. Babbitt & Family

Joel Mosak Beverly Mosak Freid Esther Petrynek, loving mother of Drora Patt. Judi & Paul Gordon Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. David & Maureen Stolman Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel The Kersky Family

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Upon the Yahrzeit of: Elsie Halperin, beloved wife, mother and grandmother. The Halperin Family Robert Halperin, beloved son, husband and father. The Halperin Family

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In Honor of: Mazel Tov to Dr. Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Lauri & Stan Rosenbloom

In Appreciation of: Rabbi Pivo for officiating at the funeral of my mother, Vivian Oscherwitz. Marlyn Spivak

In Memory of: Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. Lauri & Stan Rosenbloom Upon the Yahrzeit of: Arnold L. Klass, in loving memory of our beloved father. Debbie & Joel Brodsky

In Honor of: Esther Mosak in honor of her 75th Birthday. The Balogh Family The Brandt Family Jim & Alyssa Duvel Bobbie Goldenberg Marcie, Alan & Ross Marcus The Moutner Family The Rosen Family Sharon & Marvin Rosenthal Happy Birthday Cousin Esther. Love, Rich & Jeff Kurnick and Kathy Krohn

SOCIAL ACTION FUND In Honor of: Harold LeVine on receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Jill & Les Olefsky Sylvia & Howard Shore on their anniversary. Lauri & Stan Rosenbloom

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Abe Cohn, always remembered Hennie & Morrie Elisco

Sylvia & Howard Shore on their anniversary. Alan & Debbi Green The Sisterhood Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Darlene & Barry Bikshorn In Memory of: Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. Darlene & Barry Bikshorn Renee Blustein Marcie, Alan & Ross Marcus Joan & Lew Smith Joel Mosak The Balogh Family The Brandt Family Jim & Alyssa Duvel Carol Friedlander Arlene Ganden Bobbie Goldenberg Rich & Jeff Kurnick and Kathy Krohn The Moutner Family The Rosen Family Sharon & Marvin Rosenthal Ada Salovy


In Honor of: Esther Mosak’s special birthday. Linda & Albert Stark Upon the Yahrzeit of: Rose Stark, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Albert & Linda Stark and Family

RACHEL HIRSHMAN MEMORIAL FUND In Appreciation of: Orin Rotman for helping with my Tallit. Debbie & Arnie Bender In Honor of: Ester Mosak’s birthday. The Senders In honor of the birth of Ryan Jacob Rotman, grandson of Denise & Orin Rotman. Alina & Neil Greenhill In honor of the birth of Harrison Milo Green, grandson of Debbi & Alan Green. Alina & Neil Greenhill Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jerry Blustein. Debbie & Arnie Bender

JERRY BERENSON MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of: Mazel Tov to Dr. Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Stacy & Marlene Sachs Upon the Yahrzeit of: Pauline Brill, beloved mother and grandmother. Stacy & Marlene Sachs Mark Sachs, beloved brother and uncle. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Faye Bloom, in loving memory of our mother and grandmother. Davida & Ronald Bloom Tevya Polakow, beloved father and grandfather. Sylvia Polakow Seymour Rosen Lynn & Art Freedman

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TRIBUTES STEVE GOLD MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Norma Cohen Leah & Sam Chiprin

JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of: Mazel Tov to Dr. Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

JUDY WALCER MEMORIAL FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Harold Serbin Chuck Walcer

In Memory of: Pauline Brill, beloved mother and grandmother. Stacy & Marlene Sachs Estelle “Edzia” Charman Susan Rizman & Howard Levy Pola Rizman

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AUGUST 2013 Sunday




8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am


8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 10:00 am FJMC Softball Tournament 11:00 am Social ActionMaot Chitim.

6:15 am 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm



8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 10:00 am Men’s Club vs Youth Softball Game











7:30 pm Minyan 7:45 pm AIPAC Speaker

7:30 pmShabbat Svc 9:00 am Torah Study 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 10:30 amGan Shabbat Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Interpret Svc 7:53 pm




Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan 11:30 amAJEC Prog. 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Torah Study Rummage Sale 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Torah Study 8:00 pm Exec. Mtg. ) 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs Minyan 8:00 pm Education Mtg. 8:00 pm Choir Reh 8:00 pm Facilities Mtg. 9:30 am Baby Naming 8:00 pm Israel 9:30 am Auf-Ruf Committee Candle Ltg. 10:30 amGan Shabbat Mtg. 7:45 pm




Social Action: Maot Chitim – Prepare Food Boxes

13 Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Ritual Mtg. 8:00 pm MembershipMtg .

14 Minyan 6:30 pm Choir Reh. 7:30 pm Ways&Means 8:00 pm Mtg. 8:00 pm

Jewish Baseball 7:30 pm Minyan Minyan Torah Study Communications Mtg.



7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Torah Study 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 9:30 am Baby Naming 9:30 am Auf-Ruf Candle Ltg. 10:30 amGan Shabbat 7:35 pm 10:30 am Interpret.Svc.



6:15 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 6:00 pm HH/School Info 8:00 pm Choir Reh. Pickup & CBJ Committee Fair 6:30 pm Mini-Mitzvah Ice Cream Soc. 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Program Mtg. 8:00 pm Planned Giving Mtg.

7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Torah Study 8:00 pm Finance Mtg. .

7:30 pm Minyan 5:45 pm Shabbat 9:00 am Torah Study 8:00 pm Board Mtg.. Under the 9:00 am Shabbat Svcs. Stars 10:30 amGan Shabbat 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc






7:00 pm USY 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Choir Reh

7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Torah Study

7:30 pm Minyan .

7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Torah Study 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 10:30 amGan Shabbat Candle Ltg. 7:13 pm 9:00 pm Shelichot

8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am

Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan Minyan 8:00 pm Social Action Soc. ActionMtg. Maot Chitim – Deliver Food 10:00 am Jack Rizman Golf Outing 10:00 am HH/School Info Pickup & CBJ Committee Fair





Candle Ltg. 7:24 pm



IMPORTANT REMINDERS & DEADLINES: August 19: RSVP for Shabbat Under the Stars HH & School P/Up & CBJ Committee Fair (or August 25) August 23: RSVP for Selichot September 1: Cemetery Visit September 3: Lulavim & Etro Orders Due

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PAGE We Need Your Help


Gatto Construction


Shabbat Under the Stars


PaNosh Catering


Cemetery Visit


Shalom Memorial


Announcements From the Cantor: Religious School Enrichment Program High Holiday Choir Megillat Eicha Reading: MEGILLAT ESTHER next Purim


American Matress


2014 AIPAC Conference


CJE Senior Life


Mission Statement


Helpful Links and Resources


A Night of Jewish Baseball Fundraiser


College Connections


High Holiday Information High Holiday Ticket Pickup School Info Pickup Synagogue Committee Fair Selichot Lulavim & Etrogim Project Isaiah Holiday Dates Prayer Books


JUF Right Start




Education Mini-Mitzvah Day & Ice Cream Social Flyer Parent’s Day Flyer Religious School Calendar


Focus on Families Programs




Social Action


Mitzvah Mall




Adult Education


We Would Like to Know…


Sisterhood Gift Shop Coupon


Save the Date


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CBJ CALENDAR You can now access our calendar with up to date information on our website at

SAVE THE DATE: August 4 August 9 August 18 August 19 August 19 August 23 August 25 August 31

Sisterhood Rummage Sale Israel Speaker During Oneg MC vs Youth Softball Mini Mitzvah Day/School Ice Cream Social HH Ticket Pickup/Synagogue Committee Fair Shabbat Under the Stars Jack Rizman Golf Outing Selichot

September 1 September 15 September 17 September 17 September 22 September 22 September 23 September 25 September 26 September 29 September 29

Cemetery Visit Build Sukkah Hebrew Lit I begins Sisterhood Book Club Focus on Families – Lunch & Launch Blessing of the Animals Beyahad (CBJ) HH Ticket Pickup/Synagogue Committee Fair Kindergarten Consec & Simchat Torah Flag Religious School Parent’s Day Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah

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CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA 5304 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047 (847) 634-0777 E-Mail: Website: Rabbi Jeff Pivo Rabbi Emeritus Howard Lifshitz Cantor Roger J. Weisberg President Debbie Kreisman Dubin Executive Director Lisa Neiman Educational Director Anna Besser Youth Director Marc Sender

From The Editors In order for your article to be published in the next issue, we must have it at the synagogue by the 10th of the month! There will be no exceptions. This includes information on disk as well. We need your article as it is important to let the congregation know what your group is doing. Announcements should take the form of articles in The Word rather than separate flyers. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Rabbi, Board of Directors or the editors.

Worship Schedule Conducted by Rabbi Jeff Pivo and Cantor Roger J. Weisberg Monday Minyan……………………....... 6:15 a.m. Daily Minyan…………………………....7:30 p.m. Friday Night Services…………………...7:30 p.m. Saturday Services………………………. 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services…………………………9:00 a.m.

Candle Lighting Times Candle Lighting time is calculated for 18 minutes before sunset and is adjusted for Daylight Savings Time. August 2 ………….…......................... 7:53 August 9 .………….………………… 7:45 August 16 ………………….………….. 7:35 August 23 .…………………………. . .. 7:24 August 30 ……………………………… 7:13

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

The Blessing For Lighting The Candles On Shabbat is Bo-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Melech Ha-olam A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-tav Vi-tzi-va-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Shabbat.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has hallowed us through His Commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of the holy Sabbath.

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Congregation Beth Judea Monthly Newsletter - The Word - July/August 2013