Page 1

RABBI’S REFLECTIONS “Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Contex” Between the end of September and midDecember, 14 of our young people will become bar/bat mitzvah. Fourteen more will attain that status by summer’s end. Each of these students will have completed their primary Jewish education in our religious school, some of them having attended since kindergarten, learning Hebrew reading and vocabulary, Jewish values and holidays and a love for the land of Israel. Whenever a child takes on a course of study, they are obligating themselves to show up for class, participate in course activities and acquire new skills and knowledge. But they also obligate themselves to a change in their identity. In one way, becoming bar or bat mitzvah is an automatic thing: It is a marker of adulthood that Jewish boys reach at the age of thirteen and which girls reach at twelve. So while we call the honorees on the bimah this year our b’nei mitzvah, they would have achieved that change of status even if they had never set foot in the building. Like reaching adulthood under American law at 18 or 21 years of age, no special proficiency is required, no special test is administered. It just happens.

(continued on next page)

IN THIS ISSUE Rabbi’s Reflections …………………………………..….1 Special Programs: Israel Speaker........................................................2 Scholar in Residence ............................................ 3 Divorce Support Group ........................................ 3 Saving the Lost Tribe .......................................... 3 Presidents Message ………………...…………………. 4 Mission Statement ..................................................... 4 Bat Mitzvah Bio ........................................................ 6 Focus on Families ……………………………………… 8 Programming …………………..................…………… 8 Bowling League ....................................................... 8 Adult Education ………………………………………… 9 Save the Date ........................................................... 14 Religious School ...……………………………………... 15 Community Jewish High School ............................... 16 Youth ……………………………………………………. 17 The Goodman’s Blog ............................................... 18 BJE ……………………………………………………… 20 MT Nesters …………………………………………….. 20 Social Action …………………………………………… 21 SHALVA ………………………………………………… 21 Sisterhood……………………………………………….. 22 Men’s Club ……………………………………………… 23 Hesed Committee ……………………………………… 23 Birthdays and Anniversaries ………………………….. 27 Yahrzeits……………………………………………….… 29 Tributes……………………………………………….…. 31 Calendar ………….…………………………..……..….. 34 Index of Flyers and Advertisers……………….………

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers October 4, 2013 – 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of October will be recognized at our service on October 4th. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude by 8:15 pm. Children of every age are welcome!



“Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Contex” (continued) The reason we celebrate in the shul whenever a child marks this transition in their status is that these are the people who have chosen to take on obligations associated with that change. They have spent years in study to earn a title that would come to them anyway. By doing so they have not only mastered a course of study; they have undergone a transformation of their character. Any Jew can and will be bar/bat mitzvah; only those who invest themselves in the process will feel that such a moment carries a meaning beyond another birthday. They have made a decision to be a certain kind of Jew, one who is self-aware of the mutual obligations between themselves and the community and who values Jewish tradition. That is the reason we celebrate, beyond the display of skills in reading Torah or haftarah, over and above learning words of Torah from these students, we are filled with joy at their commitment to living active Jewish lives. It is never too late to become an ‘active’ bar/bat mitzvah, as opposed to a passive one. All one needs is the curiosity to deepen what we already know and discover what we might yet know. There are many ways to spend time each day and each week throughout the year; in my view, there is no better one than to study our tradition and then let it seep into our souls. I look forward with pride and anticipation to celebrating the achievements of all of our b’nei mitzvah this year, and encourage all our members, of all ages, to follow their example in deepening our own connection to Judaism. Shanah Tovah u’metukah: a good sweet year to all.

Rabbi Jeff Pivo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013 Please note that reservations are now closed for the Shabbat Dinner honoring the newest members of our Beth Judea family; however please join us for services and the special program and oneg that follows, which will include a special presentation by:

Prof. David Katoshevski Prof. David Katoshevski is the first of several Shabbat speakers discussing various reasons for:

“Why Support Israel”. ABOUT PROF. DAVID KATOSHEVSKI: Prof. David Katoshevski is a faculty member of the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva. He is a member of the Environmental Engineering Dept. and heading the Safety Engineering Dept. He serves as the chairman of the Israeli Association for cCmbustion rRsearch. His research spans from fuel sprays to medical ones, and to air pollution control. David, his wife Rachel and son Iddo, have resided in Buffalo Grove this summer

Friday, October 18, 2013 Beth Judea Presents...

David will be discussing the innovations taking place in Israel in realation to his research on air pollution control and molecular structure of water.

(Song of Shabbat)

Additionally the Katoshevski family are members of the "Magen-Avraham“ conservative congregation in Omer.

Join us as we welcome Shabbat with warm and spirited singing!

ATTN: CHOIR MEMBERS – REHEARSAL IS: Thursday October 17 8:00 pm

The Word October 2013

Reminder: You can still sponsor or make a donation to this special event. Sponsorships and donations will be acknowledged in the November Word.

Page 2

Scholar in Residence

New Divorce Support Program

WELCOMES RABBI JOEL LEVY United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Scholar in Residence

Divorce Support Group

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 following Minyan at 7:30 pm On the Impossibility of Jewish Marriage; why almost no Jews are really married these days!

Experiencing a divorce can be one of the most difficult and stressful transitions in life, affecting adults, children and extended family. We are reaching out as a synagogue community to those who are in the process of divorcing, or have recently gone through a divorce, to offer support at this extremely stressful time.

Rabbi Joel Levy is currently the Dean of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem where he has taught for over ten years. Joel is a Cambridge graduate in Natural Sciences. He was the director of NOAM, the UK Masorti Youth Movement, and program chair of Limmud Conference, before making aliya. He received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi David Hartman z"l He is the Rabbi of Kol Nefesh, the UK's first fully egalitarian Masorti synagogue. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Susanna who is a classical musician and doctoral candidate in music psychology, two delightful girls and a badly behaved dog.

This group, designed for both men and women, would meet weekly with our member Ellene Lammers, a trained therapist, and Rabbi Pivo.

Please contact: Ellene at or Rabbi Pivo at for further information.

Special Event: SAVING THE LOST TRIBE The Dramatic First Hand Account of the Rescue of Ethiopian Jews Congregation Beth Judea & Temple Chai Israel Committees present Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:30 am at Temple Chai SAVING THE LOST TRIBE The dramatic first hand account of the rescue of the Ethiopian Jews

The Word October 2013

Page 3

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Below please find the printed text of my Kol Nidre Appeal:

Shabbat Shalom and Good Yontef. As I stand before you tonight, looking around the sanctuary, I see approximately 1,000 people, all of whom are sharing the beauty of Kol Nidre. The High Holy Days are such a special time of the year, when we all come together to pray for our past, and to pray for our future, to pray for ourselves, and to pray for each other. It’s the Beth Judea community at its best and its biggest. Congregation Beth Judea has so much to offer us. Everyday this building is filled with opportunities to pray, learn, and socialize. If you haven’t done so already, grab a Program Guide from the table in the foyer. There are 19 pages of exciting and creative offerings, activities for our most junior congregants to our most senior congregants.


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.

We all have different reasons for joining Congregation Beth Judea, but what’s important is that we joined. We joined whether we step through the doors 3 times a year, or 6 times a week. The membership dues that we pay are as important to Beth Judea as property taxes are to our public schools. The ability to make payroll, to keep the electricity on, to educate ourselves and our children, and so on, depend on membership and dues. All of us in this room have made the decision to help our CBJ community, to help the family to your right, and to help the family to your left, by becoming MEMBERS. I applaud you for making this decision. For the fact is, if we were to prorate the dues according to usage, Congregation Beth Judea would cease to exist. Let me tell you what Congregation Beth Judea membership and community have meant to me personally. I remember attending our first High Holiday services as members and commenting to my husband that I finally felt like an adult, taking responsibility for ourselves and for our synagogue. I had been a guest at other synagogues for so many years, that it felt good to be putting down our own roots and I took pride in joining this community. I liked having friends here, I liked that my children had friends here, and I especially liked having my own religious home, my own religious community, with whom to learn and share. (continued next page)

The Word October 2013

Page 4



Continuation of my Kol Nidre Appeal:

This Congregation Beth Judea community has become very near and dear to me these past two years. 22 months ago my father was diagnosed with an advanced and aggressive prostate cancer. My daily life changed as I became a caregiver and chauffeur, and the Beth Judea community was incredibly supportive. There were words of encouragement, there were prayers, and there were offers to help me in numerous ways, including offers to drive my then sophomore twins to and from their activities. And then, last October 1st, my mom had a catastrophic health event and she died 7 weeks later. Again, there was a rally cry and I was attended to by Rabbi and Hazzan, and by the office staff, and by our congregants. Within a week of burying my mom, my father’s prostate cancer returned with a vengeance and he died on June 23rd. I’m still experiencing the love and support of the Beth Judea community. There have been meals, and even offers to help me clean out my parents’ house. (I could use help with that, by the way). Not a day goes by without someone checking in on me and making sure that I’m ok. This is your community! This is what being a member of this Beth Judea community means. As a community, especially a religious community, we are here for one another. And this is why I stand before you tonight, to ask you to financially support our community. Our dues only cover 77% of our operating expenses, the rest comes from the Kol Nidre appeal and various fundraisers throughout the year. As Rabbi Pivo mentioned in his second day of Rosh Hashanah sermon, our next largest expense behind payroll is dues abatement. Dues reduction demand has been steadily rising, and once again has exceeded our generous budgeted amount this year. However, we never want to deny membership to someone because of a lack of funds. But, the money has to come from somewhere. Your Board of Directors believes in a balanced budget, not in deficit spending. So, if we exceed our budgeted allowance in dues reduction, the expense must be offset elsewhere. In other words, something else will have to be cut. Please do not let this happen.

Please open your envelope and remove your pledge card. Turn down the tab corresponding to the amount that you wish to donate. More than one tab can be turned down to create an amount that is not represented on the card. Also, you will find a spiritual pledge card in your envelope. Become a more active Beth Judea community member! Serve on a committee, is social action your thing? Attend more Shabbat services, or plan on attending minyan more than you currently do. Attend more events, maybe this will be the year you go to the Purim Masquerade! Again, peruse the Program Guide. You can easily find a different activity to attend every month! Make a commitment to yourself to become more involved, for your own sake and for the sake of the Congregation Beth Judea community. Fold down those tabs which interest you, and you will be contacted within the next 3 weeks to start your involvement!

A final thought, Congregation Beth Judea is a not-for-profit organization. Although our mission may not be to find a cure for cancer, our mission is just as important. Our mission is to create a warm and inviting home that serves the lifelong spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of our members. In other words, we are the cure for a neglected soul. Please fund Congregation Beth Judea generously. Thank you for your kind attention, and may you be inscribed for a happy and healthy year, and may you have an easy fast.

Debbie Dubin Congregation Beth Judea President Email:

The Word October 2013

Page 5

B’Nai MITZVAH BIO’S Adam Nathan Heald will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Adam is a seventh grader at Twin Groves Junior High School in Buffalo Grove. He is an avid Chicago Bulls fan and loves to play basketball in his spare time. Adam also enjoys playing golf, and enjoys camping with friends and family whenever possible. He also likes, playing video games, taking vacations and hanging out with his friends. Adam will be celebrating with his proud parents Susan and Dave, his brothers Matthew and Jacob, his grandparents Dave and Joan Heald along with many of his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Adam would like to especially thank Hazzan Weisberg and Rabbi Pivo for helping him to prepare for this special day, as well as his teachers for their hard work and dedication with his Hebrew studies.

Ethan Lyle Kallish will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, October 5th 2013. Ethan is a straight A student at Woodlawn Jr. High. Ethan enjoys playing many sports. He plays travel baseball, travel basketball, and Flag Football. Ethan spends much of his free time practicing his jump shot or throwing the baseball or football around with his friends. He enjoys playing video games with his brother Ian and just hanging out with his sister Mallory. If Ethan is not playing with his friends he is probably in the back yard with his two dogs Kystal and Frankie. Ethan will be sharing his special day with her proud parents Steven and Suzanne, his brother Ian and sister Mallory. Ethan’s Grandparents Sharon Kallish and Mike and Linda Stern along with the rest of her family are so excited for Ethan on this extraordinary day. Ethan’s Grandfather Elliott Kallish who passed away in March and his Great Grandparents David and Gusta Kohn were looking forward to this day and would have been extremely proud of Ethan. Ethan would like to thank all of her past Hebrew school teachers who have taught him and guided him in being prepared for his Bar Mitzvah. A special thanks to Cantor Weisberg who encouraged Ethan do his best on this most important day. Thanks to Rabbi Pivo for giving Ethan in the inspiration and direction in understanding of our Jewish heritage. .

The Word October 2013

Page 6

B’Nai MITZVAH BIO’S Miriam Silberman will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on October 26, 2013. Miriam shares her simcha with her parents Paula and Daniel, her brother Joseph, her grandparents Reggie and Marcel Silberman and Emma and Roberto Ham-Chande, her great grandmother Paula Chande-de-Ham, and her aunts, uncles and cousins coming from very far to worship and celebrate with us on this special day. Miriam is a 7th grader at Aptakisic Jr. High School, where she plays French Horn in the band. She is very interested in and enjoys many types of music, especially musical theater. Miriam is a very avid reader. She likes to try new sports and is very good at skating. She enjoys creating art - she has been selected for the Consortium Art Festival at Stevenson High School in multiple occasions, and last year won third place at the Vernon Hills Library’s bookmark contest. Miriam reached this great milestone with the support, dedication and love of CBJ’s outstanding educators. Mrs. Anna Besser and her team have our deepest appreciation. Thank you to Rabbi Pivo for his insight and advice on preparing for this mitzvah and continuing a life of Jewish learning. A very special thanks to Hazzan Weisberg for four amazing years of learning Torah at the Junior Yad Squad, and helping Miriam prepare for her Bat Mitzvah. Miriam is looking forward to becoming a member of the CBJ Yad Squad, and hopes to go to Israel in the near future.

Adam Meyer Elkins, son of Ivy and Ben Elkins, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. Sharing in the simcha will be his 10-year-old brother Jared, his maternal grandparents Irwin and Joan Horowitz of Boca Ration, Florida, his paternal grandmother Sandra Elkins of Atlanta, Georgia and St. Petersburg, Florida, and many other family members and friends. Adam is in seventh grade at Aptakisic Junior High School where he plays the clarinet in the school band. In his free time, Adam enjoys playing tennis, riding his bike, reading, and spending time with friends. He has attended B'nai B'rith Beber Camp in Mukwonago, Wisconsin for the past three summers and considers it his home away from home. For his mitzvah project, Adam spent a week volunteering at various needy locations in the Chicago area through a JUF teen program called Camp Tov. He participated in numerous meaningful activities such as serving dinner at a soup kitchen called “A Fresh Harvest,” building a wheelchair path to the beach at the La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and visiting the elderly at the Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation Adam would like to thank Cantor Weisberg for working with him over the last three years in Yad Squad as well as tutoring him for this special day. He would also like to thank Rabbi Pivo, Anna Besser and all the wonderful Hebrew school teachers he has had over the past years.

The Word October 2013

Page 7

FOCUS ON FAMILIES Congregation Beth Judea Family Events – October 2013 All events are open to the community and are free of charge (unless otherwise noted). For more details & to RSVP for all programs, contact the synagogue office at 847-634-0777 or visit (click on “Register for an Event”)

Oct. 6

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Gan Shalom Gan Shalom is a monthly pre-Kindergarten program focusing on Jewish holidays, heroes, and mitzvot for children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult. This month’s theme: Taking Care of Nature Cost: $5 per session or $40 for the 9-session series. Each class includes art, stories, music, and snack. Registration is required by Sept. 29. For more info, please contact Anna Besser at 847-634-8380.

Oct. 17 2:00 pm – Challah Chaverim Join us for challah making, story time with Rabbi Pivo and a Shabbat song session with Hazzan Weisberg. Registration is required by Oct. 7.

PROGRAMMING PROGRAMMING Hi Everyone, My name is Fred Rabinowitz and I am excited to be the new Vice-President of Programming.

It is my goal to make sure that we have programs that are of interest to all the different congregates of the synagogue and to get people to help plan and volunteer to help with those programs. I invite you to join the Programming Committee. If you can’t attend but would like to be involved call or email me. Any ideas for new programs are welcomed!! Fred Rabinowitz

Challah Chaverim is a free program open to the community welcoming toddlers through Kindergarteners with an adult.

Download Flyer

RSVP by Email


Beth Judea’s Focus on Families Presents...

Beth Judea's Focus on Families . presents... .

Bowling League Sunday, November 3 12:00 p.m. Participate in Beth Judea's Mitzvah Day with family-focused activities

Contact Arnie Bender for more information

Do you like to bowl? Then join the synagogue bowling league. They bowl on the 4th Saturday of each month. Cost: $20 per person per month 4th Saturday of each month @ 8:00 pm Next Date: Oct. 26th

Enjoy a special Rosh Chodesh activity, honoring a girl's role in Judaism

RSVP to the synagogue office by October 20 at 847-634-0777 or

Download Flyer


RSVP by Email

The Word October 2013

Page 8

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 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

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

The Word October 2013

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. 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.

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 Page 9

ADULT EDUCATION Adult Education is back in swing. Below is a list of the classes for September & October 2013. To find out more information please see the section with the flyers. BRAND NEW THIS YEAR!!! CBJ Gabbai Instruction Series Wednesday Evenings – 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm October 9, 16, 23, 30

Kab Shab – Alternative Kabbalat Shabbat Service Friday Evenings in the Beit Midrash Please Watch Your Weekly Email for Upcoming Dates in September October 9, 16, 23, 30 REGULAR ONGOING CLASSES:

COMING IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2013 Hebrew Literacy I – Tuesday Evenings at 8:00 pm September 17 – December 10 TAP the Torah – October 3 at 8:00 pm Israeli Innovations and the Masorti Movement in Israel – Friday, October 4, 2013

Service Skills: Weekday Ma’ariv – Tuesday Eve. Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12 Haftarah Trope – Tuesday Evenings – 8:00 pm October 8, 2013 – Jan 21, 2014 Lunch & Learn (at Sunset Foods) 12 pm – 1:15 pm Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11 & 18

Talmud & Jewish Life – Sundays at 8:00 am Sweet Taste of Torah – Wednesdays at 8:00 pm Shabbat Torah/Haftarah Study – Shabbat at 9:00 am

Our Jewish Heritage Through The Root Vegetables Wednesday Evenings – 6:00 – 7:15 pm Oct. 9, 16 and 23

Parsha Perspectives – Thursday’s – 7:45 – 8:00 pm Begins October 10, 2013 (after Minyan)

L’CHAIM: Life 101 – Once a Month on Thursdays Oct. 17 – 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Interpretive Shabbat Service 1st & 3rd Shabbat of the month at 10:30 am

Jewish Film Series (Part I) – Hester Street Jewish Immigration and the American Experience October 14, 2013 at the Continental Restaurant See Flyer Section for more information

COMING IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2013 Hebrew Literacy I – Tuesday Evenings at 8:00 pm September 17 – December 10 TAP the Torah – October 3 at 8:00 pm

"CBJ is a proud consortium partner of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning . Melton classes are held here and begin this month!“

Israeli Innovations and the Masorti Movement in Israel – Friday, October 4, 2013

The Word October 2013

Page 10

ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at

Adult Education Series September & October 2013 Hebrew Literacy I

Co-Sponsored by Men’s Club Taught by Eric Yegelwel and Jerry Sakol Want a proven successful opportunity to learn how to read Hebrew in a friendly environment? Then join this class! Hebrew Literacy I is designed to teach those with no previous (or forgotten) knowledge of Hebrew how to read. This 12-week course focuses on learning to read the words used in the Friday Night Service. Graduation will take place during Friday Night Services on Dec. 13, 2013.

COST: $30 for course materials Tuesday evenings @ 8:00 pm Sept. 17 - Dec. 10

TAP the Torah Oct. 3, 2013 Co-Sponsored by Men’s Club Facilitator: Orin Rotman Join us on Thursday nights at 8 pm for a lively Torah study while we down some beer. Locations details to follow.

Israeli Innovations and the Masorti Movement in Israel Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Brought by the Israel Committee Professor David Katoshevski Faculty of Engineering Science at Ben Gurion University of the Negev Join Professor Katoshevski, as he shares his research on how to reduce risk to one's health and to the environment associated with smoke particles emitted from transportation and industry. Additionally Professor Katoshevski will discuss the current state of the Masorti movement in Israel.

Service Skills: Weekday Ma’ariv Taught by Hazzan Weisberg The weekday Ma'ariv is a basic and essential component of Jewish worship. Whether at a shiva home or attending our daily minyan for a yahrzeit, with practice you can attain this skill and daven with proper nusach in less than two months.

Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12

Parsha Perspectives Taught by Rabbi Pivo Do you have 10 minutes to spare? It only takes 10 minutes to get started on a lifelong journey. Spend each Thursday after Minyan learning about the upcoming Parsha, and before you know it you'll have completed hours of Torah study.

Thursday evenings after minyans

Begins Thursday, Oct. 10 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm

The Word October 2013

Page 11

ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at

Adult Education Series September & October 2013 Gabbai Instruction Series

Taught by Orin Rotman A GABBAI is the stage manager and choreographer of the centerpiece Torah Service. The role requires skills in Hebrew, trope, tradition, logistics and people management. The skills engage the kahal, give support to those with honors, and motivate our Torah readers to be the best they can be. If these are skills you want to develop, then this is the class for you! RSVP by 10/1/13 to Orin Rotman: Adults and teens with previous Hebrew and Torah trope skills are welcome to participate

Wednesday Evenings

Dates: Oct. 9,16, 23, 30 6:30—7:15 pm

Haftarah Trope Taught by Hazzan Weisberg Would you like to learn how to read Haftarah? This class is intended for those who have already learned Torah trope, who enjoy singing and would like to expand their horizons to Haftarah. Also for those who may have studied the tropes for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah but have not tried it since! We will learn the distinctive melodies which are associated with chanting the various books of the Prophets, as well as the blessings before and after the Haftarah. Prerequisite: Ability to read


COST: $30 Tuesday Evenings 8:00 pm

Oct. 8, 2013 – Jan. 21, 2014

Lunch & Learn: Hot Topics for Adults Taught by Rabbi Pivo

Jewish law is constantly growing and evolving. How does a Jew know what to do? Since the time of the rabbinic sages, a Jew who had a serious ethical or legal problem would send a written question to a rabbi. In this class we will study a different rabbinic responsum (teshuvah) each week from the sages in our movement.

Monday, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21 28, Nov. 4, 11 & 18

LOCATION: Sunset Foods 2nd Floor Conference Room (corner of Rt. 83 & Aptakisic)

Bring Your Own Lunch

Our Jewish Heritage through Root Vegetables Taught by Sandra Zussman

Forget apples—the best of Fall is found not on trees, but right in the ground. Root vegetables can serve as the center of delicious dishes that paint a vivid picture of Judaism throughout the Diaspora. Together we’ll explore Jewish roots with vegetables like beets, parsnip, carrots and many more!

COST: $15 for series; $5 for each class Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Oct. 9, 16, & 23

Bowling League

Contact Arnie Bender for more information

Do you like to bowl? Then join the synagogue bowling league. They bowl on the 4 th Saturday of each month.

COST: $20 per person per month 4th Saturday of each month @ 8:00 pm Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th

The Word October 2013

Page 12

ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at

Adult Education Series September & October 2013

L’CHAIM: Life 101 Facilitated by: Dr. Susan Weitzman Goldwasser and featuring Rabbi Pivo and Guest Speakers Once a Month on Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On life’s journey, each of us will have our share of missed connections, breakdowns and fears for the next stop. But we are not alone on that trip. In this series of discussions, we will address a number of life’s challenges from both a therapeutic and a Jewish point of view, gaining insight from the experts and from each other. Oct. 17: We are All under Barometric Pressure!: Dealing adaptively with stress and pressures in everyday life

JEWISH FILM SERIES (Part I) Join us for several evenings of thought-provoking, varied, entertaining films, including refreshments & optional discussion group.

Jewish Immigration and the American Experience Discussion Leader: Raymond Benson Joint Program with Congregation Beth Am

HESTER STREET October 14, 2013 “HESTER STREET” is the story of a Jewish immigrant married couple in late 1800s New York and their assimilation into society. The husband has come to America first and has done everything he can to assimilate. Soon, his wife and son immigrate. The wife remains very religious and refuses to assimilate. The marriage begins to take a toll. The couple struggles and has to decide between balance the American ambition to make money or staying with family, traditional values, etc.

LOCATION: The Continental Restaurant (788 S Buffalo Grove Rd BG) TIME: 6:30 pm Door Open (Al a carte cash menu & bar from Continental Menu) 7:15 pm Movie Starts followed by discussion COST: $5/member; $8/non-member

The Word October 2013

Page 13



The Word October 2013

Page 14

EDUCATION During the month of Cheshvan, the Jews celebrate...well, actually nothing. The uniqueness of the month of Cheshvan is that it has no festivals, no days set aside for rejoicing, and not even a single fast day. In fact, because of its lack of holidays, Cheshvan is often referred to as Mar Cheshvan; Mar means bitter. In 2005, KolDor (“Every Generation”), a group striving to strengthen global Jewish Peoplehood, declared the month of Cheshvan as "Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM).” There are many projects we can participate in to help turn a “bitter” month, into one filled with positive actions. Our Social Action committee has several Mitzvah Days as well as other social action events planned throughout the year. Below you will find some more specific projects/organization you can participate in with your family.

       

Uptown Café ( Feed My Starving Children ( Maot Chitim ( The Gan Project ( Loaves & Fishes ( Helping the Elderly: Jewish Council for the Elderly The Ark ( Connections Israel (

Heh Tallit Project th th On Sundays, October 13 and 20 , the Heh students will work with Rabbi Pivo and Orin Rotman to create their own Tallitot. Thank you to Jayme Ernsteen and Sandra Zussman for their sewing skills! Dinner with the Clergy Clergy Dinners are an opportunity for Aleph & Bet students to experience a traditional Shabbat with the clergy and their families. Following dinner, the students will join their parents and the congregation for Friday night services at 7:30 pm. th

October 11

November 1


Aleph 1 & 2 at Beth Judea with Rabbi Pivo at 6:20 pm Bet 1 & 2 at Beth Judea with Hazzan Weisberg at 6:00 pm

Mitzvah Day rd Mitzvah Day is around the corner. On Sunday, Nov 3 , all classes will participate in creating Mitzvah projects that will be donated to various organizations. Please join us at 11:30 am for an assembly in which all grades will display what they have made and where it will be going.

Calendar Updates October: Friday 10/11 Aleph Clergy Dinner – at Beth Judea Sunday 10/13 First Grade Family Program Monday 10/14 No Beyachad classes Friday 10/18 – Saturday 10/19 Gimel-Dalet Kallah Sunday 10/20 2nd Grade Family Program Sunday 10/27 Bet Family Program November: Friday 11/1 Bet Clergy Dinner – at Beth Judea Sunday 11/3 Mitzvah Day Sunday 11/10 Dalet Family Program Monday 11/11 No Beyachad classes Sunday 11/17 Sisterhood Hanukkah Bazaar (students will be able to attend AFTER classes) Friday 11/22 Aleph & Bet Family Shabbat Dinner Monday 11/25 – Sunday 12/1 NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL or Beyachad - Thanksgiving Break

The Word October 2013

Page 15

NEW: COMMUNITY JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL We have an exciting new High School program for all 8th-12th Graders next year – a community Jewish High School for all Beth Judea, Temple Chai and Beth Am families! Take a look at the brochure to see various course offerings! We are redefining what it means to be an 8th-12th grade student in the Northwest Suburbs! We are calling our school Beyachad, which means “together”. By combining our resources we are able to enhance our program and our student’s learning opportunities. We are able to offer more diverse classes, taught by 5 clergy of the 3 synagogues, as well as other teachers. Beyachad will be taking the place of our current BJU (Beth Judea University) program. It will be meeting on Monday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Our program grows from about 30 students to over 200, creating a larger cohort of students and engagement opportunities for each of them. Students will have more choices in the classes they take and more diversity in the kinds of learning experiences offered. Our 8th graders, who will be part of Beyachad, will have a special 8th Grade-only experience for the first 2 trimesters focusing on Israel (and getting our students ready for Ta’am Yisrael) and Middot (Jewish Values). They will join in with the 9th-12th Grade electives in the third trimester. The 12th Graders will have a special Senior Seminar that will take place at that same time, so 8th Graders and 12th Graders won’t be in class together. The Education Committee, Rabbi Pivo and I are extremely excited about our Beyachad program for next year and hope you share our enthusiasm. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have.

The Word October 2013

Page 16

YOUTH A MESSAGE FROM: MARC SENDER, YOUTH DIRECTOR Dear Beth Judea FamilyThe youth programs are all off to an amazing start. Our Kadinkers jumped like monkeys at an open gym program, our Kadima kids competed hard and explored all the areas of the synagogue in a Maccabia challenge, and our USYers recently hopped through the decades as they went from Sukkah to Sukkah on a progressive Sukkot dinner. All in all the year has really started off with a bang. Make sure to get your 3rd-8th grader signed up for the upcoming zoo trip on Columbus day (October 14th). Also be on the lookout for CHUSYfest forms for the USYers which are now live on the CHUSY website. Finally we are planning a USY and Kadima outing the last Saturday of the month in the evening following our very first teen minyan of the year themed as……..SUPERHEROES!!!

Before I leave you with an article below brought to you by Cara Golberg (Honorary Past President and current Regional Membership/Kadima Vice-President) about her recent trip to Poland and Israel, I would like to send out a few thank yous. A huge todah rabah goes out to all the families who opened their homes for the recent Sukkah hop (the Gurins, the Magids, and the Neimans). Additionally a huge thank you goes out to the Sisterhood and Men’s Club for their financial support once again this year through sponsorship of the basketball team as well as LTI and other ventures throughout the year. Remember you can always stay up to date with all things BJUSY throughout the entire year by visiting our 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! Please consider making a donation to the Youth Fund or Rachel Hirshman Fund to help USYers go to regional programs and Israel

ARTICLE FROM CARA GOLBERG Having recently celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I have had some time to reflect on my past year. In particular, I had the opportunity to travel to Poland and Israel with USY Pilgrimage this summer. My trip began in Warsaw, Poland where we visited cemeteries, Shuls, and concentration camps. We all walked out of each Ghetto memorial and labor camp with our heads held high for the men, women, and children who could not do so themselves. Although a very difficult experience, being able to experience what the Jewish people once went through was very meaning in my life. After a week in Poland, we flew to the homeland, Israel. The first thing we did was tour the Old City of Jerusalem. It was beautiful. I had never seen anything like that before. The Kotel was even better in person, and the Jerusalem stone made everything in the city sparkle. But, my all-time-favorite experience of the summer was in the Negev, the southern desert. My whole group got to cook dinner and sleep in the middle of the desert grounds. Before the sunset, we had the opportunity to go repelling, something that I had never done before. Although it was a little scary, repelling off of 70 feet of rocks with a beautiful view of the desert behind me was something that I don't think I will ever experience again. Once it started to get dark out, my group built a bonfire and we all lay down to stare at the stars. I've always lived in high populated places where you can't see many stars in the sky, and I could not even count how many I saw that night; it was breath taking. These experiences I had in these two countries made this one of my favorite summers. Applications are now out for USY Summer Escape programs for the summer of 2014. SIGN UP TODAY!

Cara Golberg BJUSY Honorary Past President CHUSY Membership/Kadima Vice-President

UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUTH GROUPS Kadinkers: 10/14 Columbus Day off Zoo Trip (9am-3pm) Kadima: 10/14 Columbus Day off Zoo Trip (9am-3pm) 10/26 Teen Creative Minyan SUPERHEROES (10:30am-12noon) 10/26 Kadima and USY Fall Celebration (evening time tbd) USY: 10/1 Mechitza Gender Bonding (7-9p) 10/9 Regional Lounge Night at CBJ (7-9p) 10/15 Sumo and Sushi Night (7-9p) 10/22 Extreme Hungry Hungry Chairs (7-9p) 10/26 Teen Creative Minyan SUPERHEROES (10:30am-12noon) 10/26 Kadima and USY Fall Celebration (evening time tbd) 10/29 A chat to AIPAC 10/31 Trick o’ Canning (during trick or treat hours meet at Joel Spiegel’s House)

SAVE THE DATE CHUSYfest November 22-24th!!!

The Word October 2013

Page 17

ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s FROM ARLINGTON HTS, IL TO CAESEREA, ISRAEL (Part 18) L TO R: HOWIE GOODMAN, SUZANNE GOODMAN, AND BEVERLY GOODMAN TCHERNOV NEAR EILAT, ISRAEL Howie and Suzanne Goodman were valued members at Beth Judea until they decided to make aliyah in 2009. The Goodmans have agreed to provide us with a blog on their experiences as new olim in Israel. Though we continue to miss the Goodmans, we can all look forward to reading about their adventures in Israel through the blog.

Aliyan in Our 60’s – Part 18 Although the holidays will be over when this article is published, we wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year. Our trip to the states went amazingly well. Besides seeing relatives it was nice seeing so many of you. When we return to the states we take one almost empty suitcase for shopping. We are able to buy most things in Israel. However, prices are higher here, sometimes double, and we still have American stores that we prefer. The choices in stores in the states are almost mind boggling compared to Israel. Last trip we brought back some things like Crystalite, Dunkin Donuts coffee and Lipton onion soup mix which we haven't found here. There aren't any grocery stores like Sam's and Costco in Israel. We have two Ikea stores in this small country and they are very popular. A couple years ago one burned down and the country went into mourning until it was rebuilt. Since Ikea is a Swedish company, it is virtually identical here except the prices are higher. Because of the summer vacation time for children, parents here have a challenge concerning childcare while they are working. Most secular families are two-income families and the amount of vacation time is usually two weeks. This doesn't include Jewish Holidays. Although companies give their employees days off for the Jewish Holidays, the parents do not receive as much time off as their children. For example, students get two weeks off for Pesach and parents get one or two days. There are camps and other activities available for kids during school breaks, however, it is costly and does not cover all of the time off. Grandparents become a key factor for the solution of this dilemma. We experienced this first hand when we returned from the states. Our daughter now has a full time person to assist with our two grandchildren. She is Howie's brother's daughter, Nicole, from Boise, Idaho. It her first time ever being out of the states and she arrived in Israel two months ago. It was just before we were leaving for the states. Before we left we tried to help her get her health insurance, set up a bank account , and get settled.

(continued on next page)

Page 18

ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) When we returned, Beverly wanted Nicole to take a five-day per week, five hours per day, intensive beginning Hebrew language course at the University of Haifa. This meant that Erez, almost five years old, needed to be watched during the day. So we opened up our summer camp for Erez, "Camp Grandma & Saba". We were pretty busy with "camp" activities of crafts, cooking, puzzles, I Pad apps and time at the pool and the sea. August is very hot and one has to be careful of sun exposure. Quite a bit of time in the afternoons was spent watching Israeli "Sesame Street type“ cartoons. We liked this because it helps us in learning Hebrew. Because our grandson had never been on a train we decided to go on a tiyul or day trip. We checked the train schedules online where Israel has great Internet train information in English. The routes of the trains go from Beer Sheva in the south to Nahariya in the north. It also connects to Ashkelon and Ashdot. From Tel Aviv, one can get to Jerusalem. Presently there is construction on a fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. We decided to take about an hour train ride from Binyamina to Nahariya. There is free parking at the Binyamina station but it is normally very crowded. It has automatic ticket machines as well as manned ticket booths. The attendants at the ticket counters speak English. Since there are discounted rates for seniors the round trip ticket for the three of us was 72 shekels or about twenty dollars. Erez was under five years old so he rode free.

Once you receive your tickets, there is an entrance gate where you place your ticket in a slot and it allows you to go through as you take your ticket out of a different slot. You need the same ticket to leave the train station at your arrival point and for the return trip. There are no conductors on the train to collect tickets. Trains run very close to their designated times. The train cars are clean and have bathrooms. Some of the cars have electrical outlets for phones and computers. Wi-Fi is also normally available on most of the cars. Early morning hours on Sunday and late afternoon Thursday , the train cars are extremely crowded with soldiers. They are going home from their bases to spend the weekend with their families. Our train ride was fine. Each car has an electronic sign that displays the next stop. There is also a vocal announcement giving the next stop. After we disembarked in Nahariya, we ate lunch in a falafel restaurant near the station. The trains tend to run hourly. After lunch we returned to Binyamina and it was really a fun day. Our five year old grandson, Erez, as mentioned before, has been diagnosed with a form of mild autism. Because of early diagnosis he is attending a special Gan in Atlit and has had additional therapy. We are so happy with the progress he is making. Erez speaks Hebrew at gan and, thanks to us, he is fluent in English. There have been proposals in Israel to start teaching English at an earlier age. Now children start studying English in fourth grade. However, they are considering starting teaching it as early as kindergarten. They feel this is important because of the prominence of English in the computer and science fields. So speaking English is our gift to our grandchildren. An unusual event occurred on August 31 at our synagogue. We were informed at the Selichot service that the Sefer Torah was accidentally dropped at the Shabbat morning service. Our Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Birnbaum, contacted the head Masorti rabbi in Israel to find how this could be rectified. We were told that we needed at least ten individuals to fast from sunrise to sunset for one day. We also needed to collect tzdakah. We had about seventeen individuals who signed up to fast and this was accomplished the Tuesday before Rosh Hashanah. We fasted from 7 AM to 7PM. Online, if accurate, a Chabad site noted nothing is stated in the Talmud about fasting if a Torah is dropped. However, fasting after the dropping of a Torah has been done for hundreds of years. It also stated that not holding a Torah out of fear of dropping it is even worse than dropping it. The man who fell and dropped the torah, although he felt terrible, was not hurt and it was just a handle on the torah was damaged. We wish all our friends at Beth Judea a very happy, healthy and sweet New Year! Please continue to visit us. We watch the turmoil in the countries surrounding us, and we all continue to work and pray for peace.

L’Shana Tovah

Howie and Suzanne Goodman

The Word October 2013

We hope you enjoy the tenth installment from the Goodmans, who have graciously agreed to blog for our congregation their experiences as Olim in Israel. If you there are specific topics that you are interested in hearing about of if you just want to stay in touch with Howie and Suzanne, you can reach them at:

Page 19

MT NESTERS THE MT NESTERS ARE BACK September 2013 … the start of our 19th year. While our membership has fluctuated over these years our monthly activities keep on … from entertainers to educational topics, to plays to nature subjects, to museums to just social and schmooze. And our dues are still the same … $20 a year. However, if you are a member of Beth Judea, then your first year membership dues in the MT Nesters is $0. Tell your friends about us. Membership is open to the community. For more information, contact Carol at (847) 537-3566 or Sam (847) 459-0316.



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 3:00 pm Place: Raupp Museum, 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

We will meet on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Raupp Museum located at 901 Dunham Lane in Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089 for an interesting meeting and visit the museum.

PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 14, 2013 TO: June & Martin Saltzman 394 Bentley Place Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (847) 215-1824



MITZVAH MALL Sunday’s (when Religious School is in session) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Center! For information please visit our website at .

The Word October 2013

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

Page 20

SOCIAL ACTION October 6 – Bingo at Friend Center 9:30 am – 11:30 am Future Dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

Due to the Labor Day Weekend in September we will meet on September 8th; otherwise we will meet the first Sunday of every month from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help Friend Center at Gidwitz Place (1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield) residents play Bingo. The next four dates are: September 1st; October 6th; November 3rd; and December 1st. Assistance from all congregants is welcome.

October 28 – Monday: 8:00 pm Social Action Committee Meeting Please attend Minyan and join us!

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

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.

November 3 – Tikkum Olam Mitzvah Day

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

November 8 – Veterans Day Shabbat

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.

Volunteers needed to pack food food boxes for soldier’s families!! Watch Your Weekly Email for more information.

Be present at Friday evening services to hear the experiences and thank Beth Judea and area military veterans for their service and sacrifice. Great time for relatives (adults and children) and friends to show their gratitude to those who have kept our country free!

ARK FAMILY Once a month through volunteer efforts we provide groceries for a needy Jewish family. If you would like to help with a $25 donation, please contact: Bruce Arenson 313-383-4560

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

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.“

-- William Penn

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

The Word October 2013

Page 21

SISTERHOOD SOURCE We hope you all had a wonderful and meaningful holiday. Hopefully you picked up our Sisterhood Brochure during high holidays. It contains a calendar of events for the entire year. If not, more will be available at the synagogue. Thank you to Rebecca Rosenbloom for handling this project for us. In September we had a fun & tasty evening at Morkes Chocolates. We dipped delicious treats in chocolate fondue and then made some truffles. Thank you to Brenda Levin for arranging this event complete with chocolate games. You would think with our love for all things chocolate, we would have known the answers for every candy bar in the game. Our Book Club met for a lively discussion of Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. Our next book will be The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg. You will have a chance to meet Jami on Sunday November 10 for the Spertus Book Event being held at our synagogue cosponsored by Sisterhood and the Synagogue. Thinking of updating your fall Wardrobe? Please join us as we check out the latest fashions at Priceless – a trendy clothing store for women at 1318 S. Milwaukee Ave (at Rt. 45) in Vernon Hills on Sunday Oct 6 from 1-4 PM. 20% of all purchases will be given back to Sisterhood. The first 40 people get a goodie/gift bag! Please note that Priceless is opening up just for Beth Judea Sisterhood and our family and friends. Save October 23rd for a very special event! We are very pleased to announce that Maggie Anton will be joining us for our Central Great Lakes Region Torah Fund Event to be held at our synagogue. Maggie is the author of Rashi’s Daughter and Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Book 1- Apprentice. The event is open to the public at 8PM. $5 donation for Sisterhood members of Central Great Lakes Region, $10 donation for the public. A special Dessert Reception will be held at 7PM for Torah Fund Donors who donate a minimum of $50 to the 2013-2014 campaign. Our Annual Membership Event will be held on Wednesday Nov 20 th at 6PM with “Happy Hour” from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Dinner will be at 7PM. The theme of the evening: “Laughter, Warmth for the Soul”. We hope you will join us for this special event and help us with our Sisterhood Tikun O’lam project by bringing in CHILDRENS’ hats, gloves, mittens and scarves on the night of the event. Chanukah is literally right around the corner. Our Hanukkah Bazaar is scheduled for Sunday November 17, and we could really use your help both the day of the event and for set-up on Saturday night November 16. Bobbi Goldenberg and Elizabeth Ladin-Gross Sisterhood Co-Presidents


October 6

Shop and Share at Priceless in Vernon Hills


October 23

Meet the Author – Maggie Anton, in conjunction with the CGLR Torah Fund Event


November 10

Spertus Bok Event with Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins.


November 17

Hanukkah Bazaar


November 20

Membership Event


December 4

Hanukkah Social Event

College Student Addresses Needed by November 1, 2013: It is time again to start collecting addresses of your college students. Addresses need to be submitted yearly so we can keep current information. Please email the address to Lisa Neimay by clicking on the link below. Thank you and we look forward to sending greetings and a gift to your college student(s). CBJ Sisterhood

The Word October 2013

click here to email your children(s) addresses

Page 22



Lieberman Volunteers – October 19th Men's Club Sponsored: Every fourth Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. volunteers are needed to help Lieberman Center (9700 Gross Pointe Road, Skokie) residents attend Shabbat services. The next four dates are: September 21st; October 19th; November 16th; and December 14th. Assistance from all congregants is welcome. 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.

The Word October 2013

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

Page 23

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

The Word October 2013

Evan Rumack (847) 253-4130

Beth Judea Office (847) 6 34-0777

Page 24

The Word October 2013

Page 25

The Word October 2013

Page 26

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

October 15

Michael Levy Amy Sachs

October 16

Deborah Moskowitz Phyllis Udany David Warren

October 17

Susan Orloff Stacy Sachs Brian Schwartz Marc Spivak

October 18

Judith Goldstein Nanci Karlin

October 19

Ira Finn Eileen Spiegel Marlyn Spivak

October 20

Melissa Drazner Melinda Fine Randy Kramer Jeffrey Spitz

October 21

Steven Appelbaum Erica Veronie

October 22

Carol Levin

October 23

Joni Altman Michael Besser Rita Spitz

Robert Block Sue-Ellen Duboe Vicki Fabian Arthur Mills Paula Spitz Philip Spitz

October 24

Rosalind Eisner Dana Lerner Margaret Lichtenstein Sanford Ramras

October 25

Arlen Shub

October 10

Jacki Unger Todd Waldrop

October 26

Michael Friedland Wendy Sabbath Steven Spitz Eric Yegelwel

October 11

Neil Borkan Peggy Weiner

October 27

Allen Groner

October 12

Patti Davis Alyssa Duvel Eric Katzman Kimberley Levy Ted Mellow Mary Wernick

October 28

Renee Blustein Steven Levit Cindy Lipka Michael Miller Carol Rubin

October 29

Fred Fingerhut Judy Harris Stephanie Rubenstein

October 30

Joseph Koek William Uhler

October 31

Jill Aranyi Jennifer Brown

October 3

October 4

Sergio Escalante Larry Isaacson Jeffrey Karp Todd Pollard Judy Rabin Pamela Sender Harold LeVine Bryan Mosak Rick Drazner Davida Finkle Jeffrey Greenberg Melinda Grossman Sandra Nissenberg

October 5

Judy Fisher Jean Friedman Paul Saharack Vicki White

October 6

Michael Kaplan Rachel Ragland Pamela Rosenbaum

October 7

Devida Braverman Mark Dubin Fay Lemberg

October 8

Melissa Allen Jayme Ernsteen Dana Goldstein Lawrence LeVine David Schuster

October 9

October 13

Sheryl Cutler Pamela Polakow Ina Ramras

October 14

Julie Marder Robin Riebman Neal Siegellak

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.

The Word October 2013

Page 27

ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy ANNIVERSARY to the following members of our Beth Judea Family:

October 2

Jeffrey & Pamela Brown

October 16

Richard & Jan Adelman David & Lauren Gordon

October 3

Ben & Michelle Siegel

October 17

Myron & Bonnie Glickman Michael & Leslie Neimark Stephen & Faye Wasserman

October 4

Arthur & Mari Cohen Philip & Sandra Rich

October 18

David & Tammy Brody

October 19

Allen & Janice Cohen

October 20

Jordan & Harriet Krugel Steven & Ellene Lammers Kevin & Dana Lerner Jeffrey & Linda Spitz Gary & Nancy Watts

October 26

Andrew & Sandra Nissenberg Eric Yegelwel & Gail Gerber

October 27

Kurt & Helene Fliegel

October 29

Lawrence & Rebecca Feldman Steven & Kimberly Shapiro

October 5

Michael & Ellen Kaplan

October 9

Keith & Susan Mann

October 10

Noah & Jennifer Ban Brad & Rachael Finkel Jeff & Marcy Kostis Arthur & Anita Nemoy

October 12

October 13

Jerrold & Cynthia Lazar Michael & Jill Rosenbaum

Jeffrey & Deborah Karp Marlon & Laura Suskin

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.

The Word October 2013

Page 28


Joseph Abraham * Barney Cole * Thelma Geiger Esther Glassman Esther Halperin * Elliot Kalina * Sidney London Sophie Sherman

Seymour Berkovitz Bernard Dessauer * Doris Geiger Shirley Goldberg Gerald Hauser * Haskell Kasanov * Miya Nagel Sylvan Smith

Reba Broodno * Ethel Ellis * Doris Gerchikov Alice Gordon Michael Hoffman Mayer Kavitt Sidney Ratskott Armand Zucker

Alice Chiprin * Marcella Entman Betty Glassman Theodore Gottlieb * Lester Jacobs * Florence Levitt Edward Rosenbaum *

October 11

Bernice Abrams * Barnett Brody * George Goldenberg Annette Lerman * Burton Perlman David Salavitch * Rayna Wasserman Freda Wolinsky *

Milton Behn Clara Chappe Gloria Greenbert Rose Levin Herman Rothenberg * Leonard Shapiro * Reva White

Sol Boten Leah Dungz Minnie Mae Hammer Harry Meyerowitz * Rose Rubin Estelle Shelley Lester Witkov *

George Brenghause * Steve Gold * Jerome Horwitz * Harry Oster Beverly Rudolph Erie Shimizu Stuart Wolf *

October 18

Gladys Bayer Bernard Cohen Samuel Feldstein Larry Kowalsky * Joe Dean Ritter * David Robert Rumack * Harry Stein *

Max Bender Jean Davis * Kathryn Ferrari * Jane Markowitz Brian Robbins Jack Schiffman * Mollie Stein *

Alex Berk * Kalman Dunitz Morton Frager Kay Nixon * Eva Rosenberg Frank Singer Harry Stern *

Brenda Chait * Arthur Dunn Edith Kowalsky * Lawrence Portnoy H Harold Rosenbloom * Frances Spiegel Milton Zeff

October 25

Lester Abelson * Reuben Dannen * Alexander Gluzman Jack Karchmar * Bernard Miner Jean Silverstone Minnie Weinberg *

Jean Bloom * David Fine * Charlotte Goldberg * Victor Kessler * Gertie Nidetz * Abe Sobol *

Robert Buzil * Ida Fischer * Harry Hershinow * Morris Klein * Iris L. Pollack * Goldie Stein *

Yvette Cutler * Roberta Gerol * Ruth Feinberg Kamensky Stephen Klein * Susan Schiffman * Sally Tepper *

The Word October 2013

Page 29


Shari Alarcon * Bernice Boten Maynard Duboe Toby Gottlieb Davida Mayeroff Walter Rice Samuel Sher

Dorothy Bakst * Marvin Bransky Alvin H. Friedman * Stella Hiller * Dorothy Moss * Edythe Rosen * George Uhler

Jerome Berenson Morris Chappe Temmie Goldstein * Sally Mangurten David Nechamkin * Hyman Schechter Jean Zoller *

Roberta Berks Ernest Cohen Morris Gordon Michael Marks * Jacob Neuman Helen Seff *

November 8

Norman Abrams * Melvin Dolgin H.R. Ford Doris Harris Joseph Kronowitz Larry Morgan Sol Rubin Harry Shkolnik Judy Walcer *

Philip Bordy Bernard Ellis * Mildred Freid William Hesser Lena Kronowitz Diane Nathan Ruth Sabol Sylvia Solomon * Larry Weinberger *

Benjamin Carpet * Morrie Finkle Danielle Goldberg * Ethel Kaplan Joel LeVine Murray Pollack * Sam Schneider Suzanne Stark Rebecca Weitzman

Fannie Cole * Fredrick Fleiss Robert Grossman Elka Kravtsova Samuel Jay Mandel * Sam Rizman * Sara Sherman * Shirley Stern

November 15

Sylvia Bordy Martin Dubin Anna Fuhrman * Jack Hoffman Muriel Landy Ellyn Lockwood Rivka Polakow Louis Schnabel Frieda Skerker *

Lionel Brazen Blanche Elvove * Rhonda Gerchikov Harry Isenberg Mildred Leonard Irwin Mandelblatt Enrique Ribot Harold Schwartz * Sydney Witlin*

Jean Brenghause * Sol Feinberg Sophie Harvis * Anita Kriesman Sherri Lynn Leonard * Pearl Palmer Herbert Rosenblatt Sidney Schwartz *

Seymour Chappe Janette Friedman Martin Heller * Jean Krulewich Walter Levi * Scot Patner * Anna Schechter Phyllis Shatz*

November 22

Nathan Ander Moshe Elbaum * Charlotte Guttenberg * Bertha Kravitz * Donald Maslov Pearl Rizman * Silvie Serbin * Sidney Stark H. Jack Zussman *

Florence Balfour * Bernard Epton Florence Kanter * Herman Leavitt * Gail Moffett Florence Robinson * Jack Singer * Louis Stein *

Esther Bergman * Nathan Finn Lee (Lena) Meyer Katz * Fern LeVine Esther Morgenstein * Marvin Rose * Sarah Singer * Sofia Sznaper *

Hyman Drory Samuel Gold * Clara Kersky * Ida Levin Sylvia Rabin Marvin Rosenberg David Skerker * Gilbert Wernick

November 29

Rochelle Adelman Pearl Brickman * Abraham Fuhrman * Bella Jacobs Mae Mandel Sidney Prosansky * Lisa Shiffers Bessie Weiner * Max Zakaman *

David Appel Celia Burg * Nathan Gladstein * H Thomas Kessler Harold Mayeroff Shirley Rovin Ben Shugan Robert Weiss

Ann Bernstein * Ruth Fagan * Louis Goldberg Elynor Klein * Dorothy Patt Sam Rubenstein * Rose Steiner Charles Wolf *

Frieda Borenstein Michael Feldman * Adorea Goodman Bernard Kramer Joseph Pressburger Frances Schwartz Rose Toch * Helene Yassinger

The Word October 2013

Page 30

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: Diane Ganden Jeff Wener

RABBI LIFSHITZ LEGACY FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: In loving memory of Elliot Kalina The Kalina Famiy Marcy Entman Charlene, Bruce, Brian and Josh Entman

Carolyn Wolff Mother of Audrey Taxer

Congratulations to: Marsha & Chuck Bernstein on the birth of their grandson, Noah Aaron Bernstein.

RABBI PIVO’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation of: In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for his support to my mother and our family. Judy & Glenn Goldstein

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Lewis Heibes Dave & Susie Waitz

Alina & Neil Greenhill on the birth of their grandson, Everett Reese Greenhill.

Ida Rich, beloved mother and grandmother. Sylvia Polakow

Mitch Hecht on the birth of his great neice, Piper Ivy Hecht.

Armand Zucker Paul & Sherie Zucker

Linda & Bruce Portnoy on the engagement of their daughter Erica Leigh to David Bishaf, son of Phil & Alice Bishaf of Glenview. The couple plan to wed July , 2014. Barbara & Morris Saunders on the birth of their grandson, Isaac Shimon Saunders. Jan & Mike Schrimmer on the birth of their granddaughter, Penelope Rose Schrimmer.

The Word October 2013

In Appreciation of: In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for your warmth and support during this difficult time. Neil & Alina Greenhill and Family In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for his support to us and our family. Judy & Glenn Goldstein In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for all that he does for the Congregation. Howard Levy

Condolences upon the death of: Arnold Block Father of Gloria Secler Betty Skalski Grandmother of Matt Veronie


In Memory of: Ruth Greenhill-Spatt, mother of Neil Greenhill. Marla & Mel Wolf Donna Truger, our beloved mother and nana. The Simons, Heald and Baum Families

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Mary D. Berman Oscar R. Berman Leona T. Wolf Charles Wolf Marla & Mel Wolf Yetta Levy Howard Levy Michael Litt Irving Schuster Yetta Schuster Levy Sandra Rockwell

Ruth Levy The Dritz Family

Page 31



Upon the Yahrzeit of: Gerszon Weiskopf Barbara, Lee, Adam and Julia Silver

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Philip Nemser, beloved father and poppy. Albert & Linda Stark and Family

EDUCATION FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: In loving memory of Louis A. Bloom – husband, devoted father and grandfather. Ronald & Davita Bloom Esther Halperin, beloved mother and grandmother. The Halperin Family

FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Mia Nagel Karen & Philip Nagel

KIDDUSH FUND In Honor of: Our Birthdays.

GENERAL FUND In Appreciation of: Rabbi Pivo and the congregation’s kindness to my son and I. Jennifer Wilson


Honor of: The birth of my great niece, Piper Ivy Hecht. Mitch Hecht

In Appreciation of: The synagogue’s hospitability during the High Holidays. Marsha & Chuck Bernstein

In Memory of: Arnold Block, father of Gloria Secler. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf

In Honor of: Abigail Drazner and Scottie Friedland on your new positions. Aaron Polonsky Upon the Yahrzeit of: Lillian Seres Renee Blustein

Sara Lorber, mother of David Lorber. Bruce & Marla Horwitz Helen Nevin, mother of Mark Zolno. Bruce & Marla Horwitz Betty Skalski, beloved grandmother and great grandmother of Matt Veronie and family. Sheryl & Michael Bauer

Upon the Yahrzeit of: In memory of our beloved father, David J. Brodsky, on his yahrzeit. Debbie & Joel Brodsky Philip Gluskin Jeffrey, Ellen, Joel, Michael, Taryn and Karen Gluskin

Harold & Jill Levine

Norman Isaacson, we miss you so much. Larry, Carly & David Isaacson And Tina Gross

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jeffrey Caplan, my brother Carol Caplan, my sister-in-law Ron Caplan

Eva Rosenberg, beloved sister. Donald Sherman Sophie Sherman, beloved mother. Donald Sherman

The Word October 2013

Page 32



In Memory of: Ricky Gutman, devoted son and brother. Jeff & Melinda Fine

In Memory of: Alan Nisenbaum, beloved father and grandfather. Bill, Judy, Hayley and Ashley Levitan

Suzanne Fine, devoted mother and grandmother. Jeff & Melinda Fine Ruth Greenhill-Spatt, beloved mother of Neil Greenhill. Stacy & Marlene Sachs Joel Mosak. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jack Brill, beloved father and grandfather. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

JUDY WALCER MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Ruth Greenhill-Spatt, mother of Neil Greenhill. Chuck Walcer Lynne Cadbury.

Hershel Oliff David & Mimi Liebman

JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber. Pola Rizman

Chuck Walcer Upon the Yahrzeit of: Alex A. Greenberg, beloved father and grandfather. Arthur & Marlene Greenberg Etta E. Greenberg, beloved mother and grandmother. Arthur & Marlene Greenberg

Monuments & More STEVE GOLD MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Suzanne Fine, devoted mother and grandmother. Jeff & Melinda Fine Ruth Greenhill-Spatt, beloved mother of Neil Greenhill. Stacy & Marlene Sachs Joel Mosak. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber; with our deepest condolences. Sam & Leah Chiprin

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jack Brill, beloved father and grandfather. Stacy & Marlene Sachs

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to provide Quality Cemetery Monuments for those families whose Life Cycle Events have caused the need for our services, the understanding they deserve, a high quality product of their choice, expertly produced, completely guaranteed and delivered in a timely manner, at reasonable prices. TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF BETH JUDEA CONGREGATION, WE GUARANTEE A MINIMUM SAVINGS OF 25% FROM ANY COMPETITIVE OFFER. IN ADDITION, 15% OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE (less sales tax) WILL BE DONATED TO BEH JUDEA CONGREGATION IN YOUR NAME.


Burt Hochberg 847 668 5937 The Word October 2013

Page 33

OCTOBER 2013 Sunday


Tuesday 01 4:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

Wednesday 02

Religious Sch 6:30 pm Heh Service Skills 7:30 pm USY 8:00 pm Minyan Hebrew Lit I

Thursday 03

Kallah Mtg w/ CBS (CBJ) Minyan Facilities Mtg

Friday 04

Saturday 05

7:30 pm Minyan 6:00 pm New Member 9:00 am Torah Study 8:00 pm Tap the Shabbat 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat Torah Dinner 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 8:00 pm Youth Mtg. (RSVPs only) 9:30 pm B’nai Mitzvah 8:00 pm Israel Mtg. 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc/ 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Israel Speaker10:30 am Interpret Svc Candle Ltg. 6:10 pm

06 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 3:30 pm 13 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am

20 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 3:00 pm

27 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am

07 Talmud Study 6:15 am Religious School 12:00 pm Minyan Gan Shalom 6:30 pm HSP Breakfast 7:30 pm Bingo @ Friends

08 Minyan Lunch & Learn (Sunset Foods) Beyahad (CBJ) Minyan .





4:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 15

Religious Sch 6:00 pm Heh 6:30 pm Service Skills 7:00 pm USY. 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm HaftarahTrope Hebrew Lit I Ways&Means 16

Cooking Class 7:30 pm Minyan 6:00 pm Aleph 1 & 2 9:00 am Torah Study Gabbai Class 7:45 pm Parsha Clergy Dinner 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat Melton Classes Perspectives 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs Minyan 8:00 pm Exec. Mtg. 7:30 pm Kab- Shab 9:30 am Auf-Ruf’s Torah Study 9:30 am Bat Mitzvah Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 5:59 pm

Minyan 4:15 pm Kadima & 6:15 pm Kadiners 6:30 pm Lunch & Learn 6:30 pm (Sunset Foods) 7:00 pm Movie Nite 7:30 pm w/CBA 8:00 pm 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm 8:00 pm Membershp Mtg 8:00 pm 8:00 pm Ritual Mtg.

Religious Sch 6:00 pm Heh 6:30 pm Service Skills 7:00 pm Education Mtg 7:30 pm USY 8:00 pm Minyan 8:00 pm HaftarahTrope Hebrew Lit I Communi Mtg

Cooking Class Gabbai Class Melton Classes Minyan Torah Study Finance Mtg.

14 Talmud Study 6:15 am Religious School 9:00 am Minyan Mens Club Mtg 12:00 pm Purim Masq Mtg. 6:30 pm



Talmud Study 6:15 am Religious School 12:00 pm -2nd Gr Fam Prg Minyan 6:30 pm MT Nesters 7:30 pm 8:00 pm


Minyan Lunch & Learn (Sunset Foods) Beyahad (CBJ) Minyan Planned Giving Mtg. 8:00 pm Program Mtg.

4:15 pm Religious Sch 6:00 pm 6:15 pm Heh 6:30 pm 6:30 pm Service Skills 7:00 pm 7:00 pm USY 7:30 pm 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm 8:00 pm HaftarahTrope 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Hebrew Lit I .



Talmud Study 6:15 am 12:00 pm Minyan Religious School - Bet Fam Prog. 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

Minyan Lunch & Learn (Sunset Foods) Beyahad (CBJ) Minyan Social Action Mtg.

The Word October 2013

4:15 pm 6:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm




2:00 pm Challah Chaverim 7:30 pm Musical 9:00 am Torah Study 7:30 pm Minyan Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 7:45 pm Parsha 7:30 pm Kab-Shab 9:30 am MC-Lieberman Perspectives 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 8:00 pm L’Chaim 10:30 am Interpret.Svc. 8:00 pm Sisterhood Board Mtg. Candle Ltg. 5:47 pm 24


Cooking lass 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc Gabbai Class 8:00 pm Board Mtg. 7:30 pm Kab-Shab Melton Classes Minyan Torah Study Sisterhood Prog Candle Ltg. 5:37 pm

30 Religious Sch 6:30 pm Heh 7:00 pm USY. 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm HaftarahTrope Hebrew Lit I AIPAC Speaker


26 9:00 am Torah Study 9:00 am Gimel 9:00 am Shabbat Svcs. 9:30 am Bat Mitzvah 9:30 am Auf-Ruf 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 10:30 am Teen Minyan 8:00 pm Bowling League

31 Gabbai Class Melton Class Minyan Torah Study

7:30 pm Minyan

Page 34

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. October 4 .…...................................……6:10 p.m. October 11 ............................................. 5:59 p.m.

October 18 ............................................. 5:47 p.m. October 25 ............................................. 5:37 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.

Profile for Lisa Neiman

The Word - October 2013  

Congregation Beth Judea - The Word - October 2013

The Word - October 2013  

Congregation Beth Judea - The Word - October 2013