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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!! With gratitude we welcome the following individuals and their children who have recently become part of our Beth Judea family: Cary & Beth Chaitman Mark Charman Alan & Danna Friedlander Jonathan Gerchikov Joseph & Kandy Ginsburg Maynard & Carole Hirsch Matthew & Effie Kudlowitz Aaron Polonsky Deena Regenwor

Shabbat Dinner and Service Honoring Our New Member Families..................... 2 Rabbi’s Reflections …………………………………..….3 Presidents Message ………………...…………………. 4 Mission Statement ..................................................... 4 Programming …………………..................…………… 5 Notes from the Cantor ….…………..…………………. 5 Bat Mitzvah Bio ........................................................ 6 Focus on Families ……………………………………… 6 Bowling League ....................................................... 6 Adult Education ………………………………………… 7 Religious School ...……………………………………... 8 Community Jewish High School ............................... 10 Youth ……………………………………………………. 11 The Goodman’s Blog ............................................... 12 BJE ……………………………………………………… 14 MT Nesters …………………………………………….. 14 Social Action …………………………………………… 15 SHALVA ………………………………………………… 15 Sisterhood……………………………………………….. 16 Men’s Club ……………………………………………… 17 Hesed Committee ……………………………………… 17 Birthdays and Anniversaries ………………………….. 21 Yahrzeits……………………………………………….… 23 Tributes……………………………………………….…. 25 Calendar ………….…………………………..……..….. 28 Save the Date …………………………………………. 29 Index of Flyers and Advertisers……………….……… 29

Neal & Stacey Resnik Debbie Rosenman Audrey Rothenberg Donald Sherman Neal Siegellak William & Diane Soteras Marlon & Laura Suskin William & Roberta Uhler Todd & Elli Waldrop Judy Zelson

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers September 6, 2013 – 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of Septembert will be recognized at our service on September 6th. 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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UPSTAIRS THOUGHTS RABBI’S REFLECTIONS “Hungry for Meaning” Jews seem forever to be feasting or fasting. On most Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, which we are about to observe, as well as Simhat Torah, Pesakh and Shavuot, (not to mention the minor holidays of Hanukkah and Purim) we feast, and those celebratory meals reflect the joy we feel because of those days and adds to it. On the major (24 hour) fasts of Yom Kippur and Tisha b’Av, as well as several minor fast days, our lack of the enjoyment of eating reminds us of times of grief in Jewish history and reminds us that some things deserve serious reflection, extending even to the exclusion of food from those days. As the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) approach, we are faced with the stark symmetry of the first ten days of the month of Tishrei. That symmetry consists of two days of feasting and two of fasting. The feast days are the first two, the two days of Rosh Hashanah. Over the course of those days we spend a great deal of time in services together, praying in acknowledgment of God’s awesome power over our lives and our world, as we symbolically seat God on the throne of heaven and remember that this is the birthday of the world. The fast days are Yom Kippur and the less-observed Fast of Gedalia, which falls on the day after the second day of Rosh Hashanah. This minor fast, lasting from sunup to sundown, provides a second opportunity for self-reflection exactly one week before the major fast of Yom Kippur. Coming out of Rosh Hashanah, it reminds us that the purpose of these first ten days of Tishrei, culminating with Yom Kippur, is to examine our deeds and to make amends. Fasting for religious purposes has fallen out of fashion for most Jews. With the exception of Yom Kippur and perhaps Tisha b’Av we rarely take advantage of the opportunities that a fast day can provide to refocus. Using the time we would have expended on eating to reflect on the meaning of our lives, and denying ourselves this one pleasure in order to remember the suffering of our people at various points in our history, can help us to re-prioritize and find a context for our own personal failings. We all make choices about our food, including choices that reflect the morality of what and how we eat. Vegetarians and vegans abstain from animal-based foods out of respect for the life which God has endowed them; Jews and Muslims refrain from eating pork in awareness of God’s demand to cultivate purity and to engage in distinctive ways of eating. On the lighter side we often eat cake to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other personal dates of importance. Food is an expression of our emotions and our values. I encourage our members to take part in the fast of Gedalia this year to help set a mood for the week of reflection and atonement that follows. By connecting to our tradition in this way, we can deepen our experience of the Yamim Nora’im both by feasting and by fasting. L’shanah tova tikateivu May you be inscribed for a good year.

Rabbi Jeff Pivo

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE As the High Holidays approach and I become older and more introspective, I realize that it is the people and the relationships in my life that are important. Stuff is, well, stuff. These past two years have certainly highlighted this. To make a long story short, my dad was diagnosed in November, 2011 with stage 4 prostate cancer. With my mom, I attended all of my father's various doctor appointments, until November, 2012 when my mother died six weeks after a malignant liver tumor ruptured. Then, I became my dad's primary care giver until his death in June, 2013. I knew that the day would come when I would take care of my parents. So sure, that I “made” my husband move back home from San Diego in 1992. It was the right decision on so many levels. It allowed my children to grow up with both sets of grandparents, as well as learn about compassion and the joy that care giving can bring.


I became closer to my parents in the last year(s) of their lives, which I didn't even think was possible. We talked about life, we talked about death, we talked about the right decisions we made in our lives, and we talked about the wrong decisions that we made. We laughed, and we teased (I still cannot believe that my mom loved the Game Show Network)! There were very few tears. Certainly, there were no regrets.

It was such a privilege to be able to take care of them the way they had always taken care of me.

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.

And now, that I have no more doctor appointments to keep me busy, and I'm feeling a bit lost and sad, my Congregation Beth Judea family is taking care of me. From bringing us meals, to asking me how I'm doing (and I mean truly wanting to know), making donations in the memory of my parents, and offering physical and emotional help as I empty my parents' home, I feel supported and loved. I cannot thank you enough, Congregation Beth Judea, for the kindness you have shown me and my family. In return, I ask each and every one of you for forgiveness. If I have hurt you in any way by my words or my (in)actions, I am very, very sorry. As we move forward, I hope I can provide you with the strength you have provided to me.

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu, Debbie Dubin Congregation Beth Judea President Email:

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Hi Everyone,

Chant MEGILLAT ESTHER next Purim!

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

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

It is my goal to makie 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

Hazzan Roger Weisberg

Dear Beth Judea Family, From the Entire Staff and Leadership of Congregation Beth Judea: Our sincere wish for you, as you look into your heart as the new year starts, may you discover a new belief in the gifts you have to share, a new connection with the people around you, and a renewed commitment to your faith and your dreams.

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

September 4 September 5 September 10 September 13 September 14


May this New Year be a year filled with health, great success, prosperity and may God's blessing grace your new year with many sweet moments. L'Shanah Tovah

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Carly Resceda Colen will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on September 28, 2013. Carly is a 7th grader at Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove. She enjoys acting, softball, dance, and reading. Carly just spent her second summer at B’nai B’rith Beber Camp where she enjoyed paddle boarding, archery, Israeli dance, and hanging out with friends. Proudly joining in Carly’s celebration are her parents, David and Nicole Colen, and her grandparents, Jack and Arlene Colen, and Morris and Betty Casper. She is thrilled that many friends and relatives have come in from across the country to share her bat mitzvah.

Bowling League 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 Sept. 28, Oct. 26th

Carly would like to thank Shira Sender, Cantor Weisberg, and Rabbi Pivo for their support and encouragement throughout her bat mitzvah preparation.

Family Programs FOCUS ON FAMILIES September


Monthly Flyer of Events September 5 & 6 Rosh Hashanah Tot & Family Svcs September 14, 2013 Yom Kippur Tot & Family Svcs September 22, 2013 12:00 pm Sukkot Lunch & Launch September 22, 2013 12:30 pm Blessing of the Animals September 26, 2013 Simchat Torah & Flag Parade Every Shabbat Morning

10:30 AM Gan Shabbat

ADULT EDUCATION Don’t Miss Out On This Fabulous Learning Opportunity


MITZVAH MALL Sunday’s (when Religious School is in session) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 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

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

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EDUCATION Baruchim habaim–welcome! We hope that the summer has been safe and enriching, and we look forward to greeting you and your family back to our school shortly. Because we believe in strong family links with our Religious School, you’re invited to participate in services, lectures and programming with your children or as an adult learner throughout the year. We hope that you will take advantage of our family and adult educational opportunities. And don’t forget Gan Shabbat (our interactive Shabbat Family Service) each Shabbat morning, beginning at 10:30 am in the Beit Midrash. As you model your own positive participation in our school, your children will also respond with enthusiasm. The partnership between home and school: You are your child’s first Jewish educator. We thank you for trusting us to be your partner. At CBJ’s Religious School, we strive to provide the best Jewish Education possible for your children. We want to keep the lines of communication open and available between your home and our school. It is our hope that you will never hesitate to contact us for questions, updates, or concerns. Are we doing something especially well? Please don’t hesitate to share that with us either. To reach us, call the School office at 847-634-8380 Anna Besser, Education Director, x 107 Lynne Shkolnik, School Secretary, x 106 To paraphrase the words of the Torah…How good it is to be part of the Beth Judea Religious School… We invite you to join us in reciting Ma Tovu Ohalecha Yaakov as we joyously begin the new school year. Teachers & Madrichim: This upcoming year, there will be some new faces in our school. Please join me in welcoming our new teachers: Allyson Marcus – 1st Grade Carrie Shapiro – Aleph Erica Verone – Gan Shalom Megan Ernsteen – Music I also want to welcome all of our Madrichim - many of them are former students who now attend Beyachad as well as work as assistants in the classrooms. Kallah Planning: The grade-level Kallot are in the works! Rabbi Pivo, the teachers and I have planned another round of educational, fun-filled Shabbat experiences. We are excited for all our students to participate. The dates for the Kallot are as follows: GIMEL-DALET KALLAH: OCT 18-19, 2013 (@ Henry Horner) ALEPH-BET KALLAH: APRIL 25-26, 2014 (@ Henry Horner)

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EDUCATION Parent Welcome and Orientation: Join us on Sunday, September 29th at 10 am for Parent’s Day. Meet the clergy, administration and lay leadership of our school. It’s a great time to get a panorama of our entire program, ask questions, and meet other parents. This informal and educational conversation will help you get acquainted with school events (holiday & family programs, Consecration, etc.), School Policies, Overnighters for Aleph-Dalet students, and much more. Following this assembly, you’re invited to join your children’s classes to meet the teachers, hear about the curriculum and class expectations. 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 31, 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. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

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 SCHOOL DATES TO REMEMBER: 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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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.

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YOUTH A MESSAGE FROM: MARC SENDER, YOUTH DIRECTOR Dear Beth Judea FamilyWell summer has finally ended and the High Holidays are here. This is the time of year to clean your slate. It is fitting that this year Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur correspond with the beginning of a new school year. As a time to begin anew and try to do better this is a great theme for children and adults of all ages to march into the new school year with. Whether it is spending a few extra minutes studying, or trying to be on time for class, or even trying out for a new extracurricular event, this is a great time to throw caution to the wind and try something new and exciting. In that same spirit there are a few changes in the youth groups this year. To begin with we are excited to welcome two new advisors to our Beth Judea family. Abigail Drazner and Scottie Friedland have been hired to fill some very large shoes with the departing of two very long tenured advisors. I cannot express how excited I am to have them on our team. Both are former presidents of the BJUSY chapter and come with a wealth of experience and a ton of passion. The year is barely a couple weeks old and I already feel a great energy in our youth program. Additionally the youth program will see a couple of other changes this year. With our Hebrew High School joining forces with other synagogues and creating a community Hebrew High on Monday nights we will no longer have the joint BJU and USY dinners on Tuesday night. Have no fear though we will still provide heavy snacks and many programs (especially the ones where we go out of the building) will still provide dinner. Additionally we are adjusting the timing of some of our programs. Most programs will still run the customary 7-9pm however on the once a month (or sometimes more often) when we are going out of the building or any other time we deem it necessary the program will begin at 6:30pm instead so that we can end closer to 9:30pm. As a result it is very important for USYers and parents alike to pay close attention to the BJUSY calendar and monthly email to make sure to be on time to events. We have made the calendar very easy to access by either logging onto our website or simply going to the link We also have placed our membership system online as well as allowing for rsvping to Kadima and Kadinkers events through unique online links. Finally, this year we are excited to announce a new initiative that BJUSY is teaming up with CHUSY region for. On the second week of most months there will be no BJUSY on Tuesday night. Instead there will be a regional lounge night on the Wednesday night immediately following. These regional lounge nights will rotate from synagogue to synagogue (the first one is at Am Yisrael in Northfield and the second one is at our very own Beth Judea) and give the teens a chance to program with other teens from around the entire Chicagoland region on a monthly basis.

In other news, the annual USY vs. Men’s Club softball game was another huge success. Though our youth fought valiantly they ended up falling by a score of 10-4 to the much more “experienced” Men’s Club. 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. 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 22 nd. 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! Please consider making a donation to the Youth Fund or Rachel Hirshman Fund to help USYers go to regional programs and Israel

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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s FROM ARLINGTON HTS, IL TO CAESEREA, ISRAEL (Part 17) 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 17 Now that the holidays are over, Israel has a break from holidays. Bar mitzvahs in Israel are a bit different than in the United States. Many are held on Monday or Thursday instead of Shabbat morning. One of the reasons is that the weekday ceremony allows for friends and family to travel to the ceremony without causing issues for the “Shomer Shabbos” attendees. It also permits musical instruments and other additions to the festivities. Our daughter's stepson, Amit, was a Bar Mitzvah in early May. It was held on a Thursday in Tzvat ( Sevat- Sefad) which is considered the home of the Kabbalistic movement. Abbas, President of Palestine, is from Tzvat. Amit lives with his mother, brother, and extended family on a Moshav (farm settlement) called Mochavia. It is near Afula. His family is mostly secular and as many Israelis, they do not belong to a synagogue. Secular Jews in Israel normally do not even attend services for the High Holidays. As mentioned before, Israelis do not understand paying dues to belong to a synagogue as approved Orthodox synagogues are subsidized by the state. Therefore, the secular Israelis tend to have the bar mitzvah ceremony at a place of their choosing. Four years ago Amit’s brother had his ceremony at the Kotel. For Amit's Bar Mitzvah,we all met in the main parking area below the old city of Tzvat. A walking caravan of friends and family (perhaps 25 people) followed a guide, a trumpet player, a drummer, and the Bar Mitzvah Boy. The group climbed a series of high and long steps to the old city. As we traversed the narrow sidewalks, songs were sung and spontaneous dancing occurred. Along the way, we encountered tour groups from Africa and the United States. Many of them became excited and joined in our celebration. The party first stopped at a Sephardic Synagogue where the guide explained the origin of the shul. Everything was in Ivrit. After that stop we climbed some more stone steps and stopped at the second synagogue, Abuhav Shul. In the courtyard was a wonderful table full of cheeses, pastries, salads, croissants, juices, tea, water, and coffee. The synagogue was built in the sixteenth century and has the oldest Torah in Zvat. This is where the Bar Mitzvah ceremony would occur. Amit sat near the Ark and was assisted by the guide in the wearing of Tefillum. Each of the seven wraps of the Yad Tefillum was assisted by a person who was called up to Amit. They were uncles, cousins, Saba, and Amit’s father Dani. The person called would do one wrap on his arm and then give him their special thoughts or blessings. Howie was honored to be called up. After that, there was a brief pre-Torah service without the Amidah. The Torah was removed from the Ark and carried to the reading area in the center of the small synagogue. People were called to the Torah and the portion read. Amit then said the blessings. (continued on next page)

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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) After the Torah Service, the Torah was returned to the ark. Then the special women in Amit’s life were called up to unwrap the Tefillum. Suzanne and Beverly were both asked to participate. Again, each person gave a blessing or advice after each unwrapping of his arm. Of course, candy was thrown at Amit. Then there was joyous singing and dancing. The group walked to the third synagogue and had another talk about its origins. After that tour, we walked to the Ha Ari 8 restaurant for a wonderful lunch. Amit’s mother, Ramah, had a slide presentation about Amit’s life. She also had a presentation about their recent trip to Japan where his grandparents are living. His grandfather manages an Israeli plant in Japan. We have a busy life in Caesarea. The Mediterranean Sea is in our “backyard” and we belong to a health club within walking distance of our home. It has equipment comparable to XSport Fitness in Buffalo Grove. Suzanne is in a weekly painting class held near the health club. Every Wednesday, we go to Netanya which is about fifteen minutes from our home. We attend 8:00 Shakarit services at our synagogue, Bet Israel. It is the only Masorti Congregation in Israel that has a daily morning minyan. We then have other responsibilities. Howie meets weekly with the CFO. Money is very tight and we struggle to pay our synagogue bills.

Dani and his four boys. Left is Amit, Dani, Alon, Erez, and Tomer.

The Sisterhood known as “BICA” has a board meeting once a month. BICA also has monthly programs such as movies, lectures, Kabbalat Shabbat dinners and Kiddushim. Our Synagogue Board meets once per month for about two hours. Our main themes are money and membership. There are Israeli dancing groups, bridge clubs, Hadassah programs, Concerts, and the Masons using our facility.

Mondays ,at 11:00 in the morning, there is a magnificent musical program at the Shearim building. Outstanding Russian olim musicians perform. It is an hour long program that costs thirty shekels.

Tourists joining in on Amit's celebration AACI (Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel) of Netanya hosts many activities and tiyulim. A member of our synagogue, Harvey Bordowitz, has been giving a four-part audiovisual discussion about the symphony. He was conductor of the Herzliya Symphony for thirty-one years. Most of the AACI members are British. Our Rabbi emeritus, Rabbi Irvin Birnbaum, holds a tiyul once per month. It is a day trip to somewhere wonderful in Israel. We have been north, south, and east on various trips. We do not even ask where we are going anymore because we have never been disappointed.

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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) Friday nights, we have family and friends for a Shabbat Dinner. Saturday mornings we attend Shabbat services at our Netanya synagogue. In addition to this schedule, we have Alon and Erez, our Israeli grandkids, quite a few times during the week.

We also enjoy seeing friends who are visiting Israel. Recently, Judy Meservey along with her cousins from Tel Aviv, joined us for lunch in the old Caesarea harbor. We will be in Chicago in early July and hope to be at Beth Judea after visiting the Lyons in St Louis. Have a wonderful summer!

L’Shana Tovah Howie and Suzanne Goodman 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:



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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 – 7:30 pm at:

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) 5373566 or Sam (847) 459-0316.

CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA Join us for an evening of companionship and great entertainment. Steven Frenzel will entertain us with his marquis movie presentation of “Seniors in Movies.” You will never watch movies the same way again@ For reservations please call Mike Halperin (847) 537-7416 no later than September 13th. Questions: Call Hennie & Morrie Elisco (847) 537-7416 DINNER: 5:00 pm at the Long Grove Café 847-955-9600 235 Robert Coffin Rd., Long Grove, IL (Dinner on your own – Order from Menu) SAVE THESE DATES: Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 15

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

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SOCIAL ACTION September 8 – 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.

September 15 – Sunday: Tikkun Olam, Mitzvah Day “Spark the Spirit” - Alzheimer’s Walk

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.

9:00 am registration; 10 am walk begins Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine Join the Beth Judea Team to walk or donate to stop Alzheimer’s Contact Bruce Arenson (315) 383-4560

September 22–Sunday-Blessing of the Animals 12:30 pm

Open to all congregants, other area synagogues and the community. Bring your pet each year for Rabbi Blessing and Hebrew Name in the Beth Judea Parking Lot - Rain or shine! See Flyer.

September 30 – Monday: 8:00 pm Social Action Committee Meeting Please attend Minyan and join us!

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

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.

SHALVA’s free, confidential services include:

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

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24 hour crisis-line 773-583-4673 (HOPE) Culturally sensitive individual & group counseling Legal information & court support Financial assistance Rabbinical & community advocacy & training

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SISTERHOOD SOURCE Thanks to the wonderful donations from our synagogue members, we had a very successful rummage sale. Kudos to Laurie B. Davis for chairing the event. Many thanks to all our volunteers as well as their husbands and children. We could not have done it without you. We hope you will be able to join us for what should be a fantastic year. We have two events coming up in September. Please join us for a fun filled & yummy evening at Morkes Chocolates on Monday September 9th at 7pm. We’ll dip delicious treats in chocolate fondue and then learn the art of dipping & decorating chocolate truffles. There will also be chocolate games and prizes. Cost is $20. There is still time to sign up. Please RSVP to by September 5th. Please note our next Book Club date has been changed to Monday, September 16. It will take place at Hannah Whitney’s home at 7:30pm. The book we will be discussing is Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. Deborah was raised in an oppressive Hasidic world where a woman wasn’t capable of independent thought. She found the determination to break away and has written a brave account of her journey. This event is open to all Synagogue members. Sisterhood members free, non-Sisterhood members $5. Please RSVP to 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. Cost: $5 donation for all Sisterhood members of Central Great Lakes Region, $10 donation for the public. The High Holidays are fast approaching. We hope you will consider our Gift Shop for all your holiday needs including an assortment of honey dishes and lovely hostess gifts. Please remember that this is your Sisterhood. If there is a program or event you would like to see happen, please contact either Bobbi Goldenberg or Elizabeth Ladin-Gross. We would like to wish you and your families a very healthy and happy New Year. Bobbi Goldenberg and Elizabeth Ladin-Gross Sisterhood Co-Presidents


September 9

Morkes Chocolates


September 16

Book Club – Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman


October 23

Maggie Anton will discuss her books – Rashi’s Daughters. Women’s League will aslo feature a Torah Fund presentation.


November 10

Jami Attenberg will talk about her best seller – The Middlesteins. This will be in conjunction with Spertus Book Week.


November 17

Hanukkah Bazaar


November 20

Membership Event


December 4

Hanukkah Social Event

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SEPTEMBER 8 – COME FOR BREAKFAST AND THEN HELP THE MEN’S CLUB BUILD THE SUKKAH SEPTEMBER 22 - JOIN US FOR OUR STEAK & SCOTCH IN THE SUKKAH Lieberman Volunteers – September 21st 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.

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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

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

Marla Brandt Ken Goldstein Martin Rockwell

September 2

Fred Duboe Karey Rosenston Karri Spiegel

September 16

Rana Dragon Marvin Feinberg John Hoy Larry Schneider

September 17

Ellen Antman Jodi Woods

September 18

Neal Feld Ross Levey Myron Reicher

September 3

Sam Chiprin Bonnie Glickman

September 4

Scott Bauer Eva Feldman Adam Lerner

September 19

David Colen Lynn Freedman Michael Gluck Marla Horwitz Susan Shoffet

Myra Borkan Billy Cooper Lisa Malkin Stan Zoller

September 20

Rick Herstein Leslie Kessler Drora Patt Pola Rizman

Richard Kavitt Arthur Schechter

September 21

Mark Fingerhut Mindy Lucas Janice Weiner

Myron Glickman Linda Rothnagel Stewart Steres

September 22

Harold Cutler Cynthia Lazar Ira Lippman

September 23

Diane Ganden Marcy Kostis

September 24

Steven Kallish Carol Kaner

September 25

Brian Gurin Barbara Kavitt Leonard Levine Staci Turofsky

September 5

September 6

September 7

September 8

Karen Almeleh Pamela Brown Linda Fisher Sandra Levitt Ira Melnicoff Michael Shapiro

September 9

Bettie Schwartz

September 10

Marshall Brownfield Edward Nusinow Hillary Savitt

September 11

Lisa Neiman

September 26

Alan Sabol

September 12

Rachael Gluck Marilyn Zwirn

September 27

Perry Katz Dana Polonsky

September 13

Randy Haberman Mitchell Weiss

September 28

Benjamin Elkins Ilene Schneider

September 14

Kathleen Kanter

September 29

Judith Samuels

September 15

Dan Geiger Keith Mann Janet Reicher Alan Spiegel

September 30

Arnold Goldberg Fred Lucas

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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ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy ANNIVERSARY to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: September 1

Robert & Linda Handler Daniel & Paula Silberman Corey & Sandra Zussman

September 7

Mitchell & Cathy Feiger Marc & Debra Posner

September 2

Alan & Camy Gould Neil & Rachel Jordan

September 8

Michael & Jeanie Rosenfeld

September 9

Ronald & Amy Cushing

Samuel & Patricia Feldman Scott & Cheryl Landau Adam & Ellen Lerner

September 13

Alan & Roberta Goldenberg

September 14

Mark & Nancy Zorfas

September 4

Daniel & Dina Levin Alan & Debra Steiner

September 16

Mark & Susan Sheft Richard Ward & Wendy Weinger

September 5

Jason & Melissa Allen Ira & Michelle Finn Michael & Audrey Friedland Leonard & Nancy Manewith Ira & Bonnie Sender Jeff & Diane Shultz Robert & Cheryl Vinikoor

September 18

Billy & Alana Cooper Daniel & Ruth Levin Jeff & Amy Sachs Gary & Liz Schachter

September 20

Barry & Carol Cohen

September 21

David & Susan Heald

September 28

Steven & Lisa Kaufman

September 3

September 6

Gregory & Merle Kalisky Edward & Elisa Nusinow Gene & Lynda Sachs Jeff & Amy Taub

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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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 *

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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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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 Greenberg 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 *

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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: Alan Crown Robin Fingerhut Judith Hafley Jane Reisberg Elliot Riebman Muriel Sachsel Joseph Sachsel Scott Selman

Condolences upon the death of: Ruth Greenhill-Spatt Mother of Neil Greenhill Sarah Lorber

Mother of David Lorber Helen Nevin Mother of Mark Zolno Faye Yablon Mother of Bonnie Lane

Congratulations to: Cindy Andreoli on the birth of her new grandson, Elijah Hawk Andreoli. Pam & Rick Herstein on the marriage of their son Adam to Shani Levin. Barb & Jim Hyman on the birth of their grandson Dylan Landon Silverman. Geri & Morry Rosenblatt on the engagement of their son Brian to Jori Spivak. Mazel Tov to David and Naomi Weil on their recent wedding, August 25, 2013.



In Honor of: Rhonda & Jeff Wener on the birth of their grandson , Jacob Miles Ann & Mitch Lerman

Speedy Recovery Wishes: Elliott Riebman Cheryl & Len Levine


In Honor of: Cindy Andreoli on the birth of her new grandson, Elijah Hawk Andreoli. Jeanie & Michael Rosenfeld

RABBI PIVO’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation of: Rabbi Pivo for officiating at the dedication of my father, Jake Klein. Fran & Scott Eisner In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for his support to my mother and our family. Judy & Glenn Goldstein

In Honor of: Ed Newman reading Torah. Barbara & Stuart Hochwert

In appreciation of the congregation’s kindness extended to me when I attended Beth Judea regularly while in shloshim for my mother, Zelda Robinson. Harriett Robinson In Honor of: The baby naming of our daughter Sophia Joy. Adam & Suzanne Citron The baby naming of Sophia Joy Citron. Carol & Harold Rosen In appreciation of Rabbi Pivo for his support to us and our family. Judy & Glenn Goldstein

In Memory of: Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber. With our deepest regrets on your loss. Rita & Sid Mathias

The baby naming of our daughter Sophia Joy. Adam & Suzanne Citron

Faye Yablon, loving mother and grandmother of Bonnie Lane, Jason Lane and Jen & Chris Ryan. Betty & Steve Kolko and Family

In Memory of: Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber. Michael & Sheryl Bauer

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Estelle Kwasman, loving mother and grandmother. Steve & Gayle Kwasman and Family Toby Rockwell

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Linda Hafft, loving wife, mom and grandma. David, Matthew, Becky, Steve and Carter Hafft

Lil Shugan

Milton Secler

Sam Tepper, beloved father. Renee & Wes Brown

Gloria, Harold, Ross and Rachel Secler

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In Appreciation of: In appreciation of Cantor Weisberg for officiating at Joel’s Dedication. Esther Mosak & Family

Martin Rockwell

Roberta & Bill Uhler

Joseph Zarchy Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Zarchy

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TRIBUTES PRAYER BOOK FUND SHABBAT/DAILY In Memory of: Jake Klein, father of Fran Eisner. Leslie Peck Lawrence T. (“Larry”) Krulewich, may the memory of him as a good friend and colleague be for a blessing. Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jake Kline, in loving memory of my father and zadie. Fran, Scott, Ryan and Stephanie Eisner Debra Litwin, may God’s peace always be with you. Debbie & Kirk Schultz

GENERAL FUND In Honor of: The birth of Miles Shiloh Newman. Mazel Tov to his parents, Susan & Justin Newman and Proud grandparents Janice Weiner & The late Stuart Weiner. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf

EDUCATION FUND In Honor of: Marty Rockwell on your 80th birthday. May you have many more happy and healthy ones. Mike Halperin

Barb & Jim Hyman on the birth of your new grandson, Dylan Landon Silverman. Ron Kovich The Solway Family and The Brown Family

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

Paula Sonenschein on her 80th birthday. Marla, Ted and Seth Goldberg

In Memory of: Toby Leib Myers

In Memory of: Norma Cohen, wife of Jerome Cohen; mother of Renee Weinstein; grandmother of Carly & Jackie Weinstein. Gerry & Randee Curciarello

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Debra Litwin, may God’s peace always be with you. Debbie & Kirk Schultz

Paul Fish June Lieberman

Your Loving Family

Charlotte Shevin, beloved sister and aunt. The Halperin Family

Katie Koekkoek Philip Koekkoek Joe & Sheila Koek Larry Krulewich, father of Rachel & Jenny Krulewich. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber. Ellen & Jeff Gluskin and Family

FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN FUND In Memory of: Alvin Berger Sherry & Martin Krawitz

Faye Yablon, mother of Bonnie Lane. With our deepest condolences. Michael & Sheryl Bauer TORAH RESTORATION FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Albert Sumner, loving father of Carol Rosen. Harold & Carol Rosen

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Upon the Yahrzeit of: Audrey Epton, miss you mom. Teri & Owen Pulver

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In Honor of: Sandy and Marty Rockwell’s special birthdays and 10th anniversary. L’Chaim and many more. Ron & Jean Friedman

In Honor of: Esther Mosak in honor of her 75th Birthday. Ida & Sandy Levine and Family Ann & Mitch Lerman Cindy Lipka Joan & Lew Smith

In Memory of: William Davis, from your loving wife and family, you are forever in our hearts. Sandy & Denise Stelzer

In Memory of: Estell Charman, wife of Jan Charman. Cindy Lipka Ruth Greenhill-Spatt, mother of Neil Greenhill. Janet & Myron Reicher Abe Silberberg, with loving memory of you on your yahrzeit. Jeanne S. Babbitt & Family

SISTERHOOD FUND In Honor of: Pam & Rick Herstein on the marriage of their son Adam to Shani Levin. Lauri & Stan Rosenbloom In Memory of: Larry Krulewich, with our deepest sympathy to Jeanne Krulewich and family. Lauri & Stan Rosenbloom

Dr. Ira Sender’s milestone birthday. Marsha & Chuck Bernstein Shira & Marc Sender on their anniversary. Marsha & Chuck Bernstein Jeff & Rhonda Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Darlene & Barry Bikshorn

In Memory of: Edward Bower, nephew of Joan Smith. Ann & Mitch Lerman Cindy Lipka Norma Cohen, wife of Jerry Cohen. Ann & Mitch Lerman Stuart Kreisman, father of Debbie Dubin. Cindy Lipka Joel Mosak Ida & Sandy Levine and Family Ann & Mitch Lerman Michael Katz & Susan Levy

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Sam Stark, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Albert & Linda Stark and Family

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MICHAEL PEARL MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of: Rhonda & Jeff Wener on the birth of their grandson Jacob Miles Levinstein. Judy & Lee Nidetz In Memory of: Sarah Lorber, mother of David Lorber. Judy & Lee Nidetz

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Janet Z. Klass, in loving memory of our beloved mother. Debra & Joel Brodsky

Ernie Rosenberg Ann & Mitch Lerman Nancy Sherman, mother of Judy Goldstein. Cindy Lipka


Upon the Yahrzeit of: Janet Z. Klass, in loving memory of our beloved mother. Debra & Joel Brodsky

Upon the Yahrzeit of: Shirley & Ira Pulver Teri & Owen Pulver Harry & Evelyn Watchman, beloved parents. Joan & Lew Smith


Wishing the Walcer, Barentt and Kostis families a happy New Year. Carol & Mark Finder Upon the Yahrzeit of: Leo Semel, beloved father and grandfather. Lou & Louise Barnett and Family

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Sunday 01

Monday 02



9:00 am Minyan 10:00 am Cemetery Visit

7:00 pm USY 9:00 am Minyan (No Evening Minyan) 7:30 pm Minyan



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Talmud Study 6:15 am Religious School 6:30 pm Minyan MC Breakfast 7:30 pm Build Sukkah 8:00 pm MC Mtg. 8:00 pm Bingo @ Friends


Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan 7:30 pm Social Action- 8:00 pm Alzheimers Walk 8:00 pm Kadima Prog . 8:00 pm

9:15 am


5:00 pm 6:00 pm 29

Talmud Study 6:15 am Religious School 6:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm FOF Kite Flying 8:00 pm Kadinkers Outing Blessing of the Animals MC-Steak & Scotch in Sukkah MT Nesters









ROSH 07 HASHANAH 9:00 am Torah Study 7:30 pmShabbat Svc 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 10:30 amGan Shabbat 10:30 am Interpret Svc

Religious Sch 7:00 pm USY Event 7:30 pm Minyan Heh 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Exec. Mtg. Educatn Mtg 8:00 pm Torah Study USY. 8:00 pm Facilities Mtg. Minyan Choir Reh Israel Committee 8:00 pm Ways&Means 17 18 EREV SUKKOT 19 SUKKOT 20

Minyan 4:15 pm Minyan 6:15 pm Ritual Mtg. 7:00 pm Planned Giving 7:30 pm Mtg. 8:00 pm Sisterhood Book Club


8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:30 pm







Minyan 4:15 pm Purim Masq. 6:15 pm Mtg. 6:30 pm Minyan 7:00 pm MembershipMtg 7:30 pm .Sisterhood 8:00 pm Social Prog. 8:00 pm


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

Wednesday 04


24 Minyan Beyahad (CBJ) .Minyan Program Mtg.

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

Religious Sch 7:30 pm Minyan Heh 8:00 pm Torah Study USY Minyan Adult Ed: Hebrew Lit I

25 Religious Sch 7:30 pm Minyan Heh 8:00 pm Torah Study USY . Minyan Board Mtg. Adult Ed: Hebrew Lit I

9:30 am Sukkot Svcs 9:30 am Sukkot Svcs 9:00 am Torah Study 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs. 9:30 am MC-Lieberman 10:30 amGan Shabbat 10:30 am Interpret.Svc.

26 SHEMINI 27 SIMCHAT ATZERET SVCS TORAH W/YIZKOR 9:30 am Simchat 9:30 am Shemini Torah Svcs. Atzeret Svcs 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc w/ Yizkor 7:00 pm Kindergarten Consecration & Simchat Torah Parade 7:30 pm Minyan

28 9:00 am Torah Study 9:00 am Gimel 9:00 am Shabbat Svcs. 9:30 am Bat Mitzvah 10:30 amGan Shabbat 8:00 pm Bowling League


8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Talmud Study 6:15 am 6:30 pm Minyan Religious School 7:30 pm 8:00 pm Parent’s Day CHUSY REGIONAL LTI @ CJHS

Minyan Beyahad (CBJ) Minyan Social Action Mtg.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS & DEADLINES: September 3: Lulavim & Etro Orders Due September 29: RSVP for New Member Dinner Deadline September 29: RSVP for Hebrew School Pancake Breakfast Due •


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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.

Candle Lighting Times 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 time is calculated for 18 minutes before sunset and is adjusted for Daylight Savings Time. Rosh Hashanah: September 5 & 6, 2013 September 4 …light candles before……7:01 p.m. September 5 …light candles after ……..8:01 p.m. Yom Kippur: September 14, 2013 September 13 …light candles before……6:45 p.m. Sukkot: September 19-24, 2013 September 18 …light candles before……6:33 p.m. September 19 …light candles after ……7:37 p.m. Shemini Atzeret: September 26, 2013 September 13 …light candles before……6:45 p.m. Shemini Atzeret: September 26, 2013 September 13 …light candles before……6:45 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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