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“Creating A Caring Community” The Hebrew word Hesed can be translated as ‘charity,’ ‘kindness,’ ‘love’ and even ‘loyalty.’ The Baal Shem Tov founded a movement that came to be known as Hasidim, ‘the pious ones,’ or ‘the charitable ones.’ When we perform an act of gemilut hasadim, such as helping the needy, tending to the sick or showing kindness to the poor, mourners or others who are suffering, we typically call it an ‘act of loving kindness’ in English. About a year ago, several members of the Beth Judea community organized a new group, the Hesed Committee. Its charge is to live up to each of the meanings of its name, expressing piety by displaying charity, kindness, love and loyalty to our members. In its first year, that group has been maintaining a list of those who are ill and checking in on them by phone or in person. We also use that list in daily prayer to call out to God on behalf of those who are sick. This year, the Hesed Committee is expanding its outreach to include those who are homebound due to frailty or long-term illness. We want to make sure that those members of the shul who are not able to come to the building remain connected to the community and support from the community as needed. This is the kind of sacred work that makes concrete the Jewish values of visiting the sick or elderly and creating community. (continued on next page)
1 Rabbi’s Reflections …………………………………..…. Notes from the Cantor ........................................... 2 Lag B’Omer ........................................................... 3 Shavuot ................................................................ 3 Tikkun L’eil Shavuot Learning Lesson .................. 3 Confirmation Class of 2014 .................................. 3 Lox Box – Orders Due May 5th .............................. 4 Annual Meeting ................................................... 5 Mission Statement ................................................. 5 Israel Committee ................................................... 7 Upcoming Speakers and Israel Trip B’Nai Mitzvah Bios ................................................. 8 Social Action ......................................................... 9 10 SHALVA ………………………………………………… Divorce Support Group ......................................... 10 Hesed Committee ................................................ 10 Adult Education …………………….……….……...…11 Religious School ...…………………...………….…... 13 Youth …………………………………………………….15 Sisterhood……………………………………………….17 19 Men’s Club ……………………………………………… Men’s Club SOFTBALL LEAGUE Forming ............ 20 Jack Rizman Golf Outing ....................................... 21 Programming ....................................................... 21 Healing Hearts – Loss of a Spouse or Partner ..... 21 Naomi Ruth Cohen Institue: Conf. on Suicide ...... 21 22 Hesed Committee ……………………………………… The Goodman’s Blog ...............................................23 Community Connections .........................................26 29 Birthdays and Anniversaries ………………………….. 30 Yahrzeits……………………………………………….… Tributes……………………………………………….….32 Calendar .............................................................. 36 “Two Among the Righteous Few” …Article and Photos by Bob Weissman ...........37.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers May 2, 2014 – 7:30 pm Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of May will be recognized at our service on May 2nd. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm and will conclude by 8:15 pm.
Children of every age are welcome!
UPSTAIRS THOUGHTS RABBI’S REFLECTIONS “Creating A Caring Community” (continued)
Specifically, the three tasks that the Hesed Committee will now take on include calling those who are homebound or otherwise in need, following up with visits as appropriate, and cooking soup and other simple dishes to bring to those who would benefit from them. Hesed is also planning ways to provide candles, hallah and grape juice for Shabbat to those who want them but cannot otherwise obtain them. In order to achieve these goals we will need your help. If you are able to make a few calls a week, visit a shul member on occasion, cook in the synagogue kitchen, or make deliveries, the work of Hesed will become a reality. We will hold a one-time informational meeting to go over how to perform each of these roles; please join me and our Hesed volunteers on either Sunday June 1st at 10 a.m. and Monday June 2nd at 8 p.m. to learn more and get involved. There are few things that are so simple, yet can make such a huge difference in someone’s life, as one of these acts of hesed. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Evan Rumack at email@example.com, or Carole Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to let us know that you can help.
Rabbi Jeff Pivo
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NOTES FROM THE CANTOR 5775 HIGH HOLIDAY TORAH READING I will begin assigning Torah portions for the upcoming High Holidays the week of May 1217. Those who read Torah last year should contact me ASAP to let me know whether they wish to continue reading their assigned section. Even if not planning to continue, a phone call or email would be appreciated. This will allow me to place new readers without giving your reading away unintentionally.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM – Jr. Yad Squad for Beginners & Advanced Special opportunity for accelerated incoming BET Students to learn how to read Torah with Hazzan Weisberg on Thursdays at 4:15!! Students who enjoy learning Hebrew and music are invited to get a head start using the ancient musical phrases known as the Trope System, taught by Hazzan Weisberg. After getting to know the trope signs, students will have a chance to prepare small portions in the Torah for Gan Shabbat services in 2015. There is a one-time $60 fee for texts/recordings. Returning Jr. Yad Squad members will be able to continue their Torahreading studies and receive new assignments in the 5:05-5:45 time slot on Thursdays. Please contact Hazzan Weisberg at (847) 634-0777 or email@example.com to sign up or for more info. 5775 HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR – The choir will soon be getting going for the High Holidays. If you are interested in joining us this year, please contact either Hazzan Weisberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marty Karlin (email@example.com) for details. Rehearsal schedule for the 2014 season will be available soon!
SHAVUOT SHAVUOT SCHEDULE:
The "Counting of the Omer," which is a mourning period of sorts between Passover and Shavuot originated as an agricultural tradition but became associated with tragic memories in history. Jews suspend the mourning period for one day during the Omer. This day is the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer.
In the course of the long centuries of exile, the days between Passover and Shavuot have, on many occasions, been periods of distress and misfortune for the Jewish people. In the Middle Ages, the Crusader massacre of the Jews of Jerusalem took place and one of Rabbi Akiba's students, who had been sentenced to die, hid in a cave until the 18th day of the Jewish month of Iyar, when he learned that the enemy had been defeated. Lag B'Omer is known as the Scholar's Festival, and children throughout the world hold special celebrations to mark the occasion
Erev Shavuot – Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Candle Lighting – Light Candles before 8:02 pm Erev Shavuot Services – 7:30 pm Tikkun Leil Shavuot Learning Lesson – 8:00 pm (see below) Shavuot I– Wednesday, June 4, 2014(Office Closed) Candle Lighting – Light Candles after 89:06 pm Shavuot Services – 9:30 am Minyan – 7:30 pm Shavuot II– Thursday, JUNE 5, 2014 (Office Closed) Shavuot Services with Yizkor – 9:30 am Minyan – 7:30 pm Shavuot Holiday Ends 9:06 pm
TIKKUN L’EIL SHAVUOT LEARNING LESSON June 3, 2014 – 8:00 pm We will be hosting a Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the synagogue on the first evening of the Festival of Shavuot. The evening will be full of learning with the clergy from Congregation Beth Judea, Congregation Beth Am and learned guest teachers. The Tikkun will begin at 8:00 pm with the evening service and will continue until at least 10:00 pm Watch your weekly emails for more info.
CONFIRMATION CLASS MAY 2014 Mazel Tov to the following Confirmation Class who will be confirmed on May 17, 2014: Miranda Brim Megan Ernsteen Abigail Malkin Ethan Palmer Max Woolridge
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To: Our Beth Judea Family and Friends: On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of Congregation Beth Judea, we wish you and yours a very happy Shavuot blessed with peace, prosperity and good health on this holiday and always.
ORDERS DUE MAY 5, 2014
Lox Box 2014 For Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11, 2014 Kick off Mother’s Day with a delectable Sunday morning breakfast of bagels, lox, cream cheese … the whole schmear! As always, the box includes 1/2lb of premium lox (Regular or Nova), Bagels, cream cheese, fresh produce, orange juice, sweets and much more! Name: Street Address (No RFD):
Price Schedule Box: $27
USE THIS ORDER FORM OR ORDER ONLINE AT: CBJMC.ORG Product Single ($27)
Total Order By May 5, 2014
Two for ($50) Single & Ark ($47)
Make check payable to: Beth Judea Men’s Club or …
Ark Only ($25)
SELECT DELIVERY OR PICKUP
Delivery: Pickup: Deliveries occur between 8am and 11am.
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Beth Judea Men’s Club is again sponsoring our annual Mother’s Day Lox Box program. Last year we sold over 400, and we set this year’s goal at 500. The profit from this program supports a number of programs in the Synagogue and the local ARK food pantry. An integral part of the Lox Box is a bag of advertising/promotional give-a-ways donated by local merchants. In the past they have included such items as magnets, pens, pads of paper, bag clips, first aid kits, Frisbees, coupons, etc. We have found it an excellent approach to introducing your product or service to our membership and community. It would be greatly appreciated if you could support this fundraising program. Thanks. Sincerely, David Granoff - President, Beth Judea Men’s Club
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ANNUAL MEETING IMPORTANT NOTICE
SAVE THE DATE Congregation Beth Judea Annual Meeting DEBBIE KREISMAN DUBIN CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM Vice Presidentsâ€™ Reports
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.
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Budget Approval Election of At-large Directors Please join us for Minyan at 7:30 PM Dear Congregants, By now you should have received in the mail a detailed letter regarding the above notice of the annual review. If you have not, the letter is included in itâ€™s entirety on the following page. Page 5
April, 2014 Dear Congregants, Please take note of the important nature of the enclosed information. This is the official notice of the Annual Meeting of Congregation Beth Judea. It will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the synagogue sanctuary. Please join us at 7:30 pm before the meeting for our daily Minyan. The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of Officers and Directors to fill vacant and/or expiring Officer and Board positions. The Board of Directors approved the slate at its April 24, 2014 meeting. The election of Officers and At-large directors will take place at the Annual Meeting, as well as approving the 2014-2015 budget. This is the official notice of the slate of directors. 2014/2015 Slate of Officers and Directors
One Year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Gary Krugel â€“ Vice-President of Planned Giving
At-Large Directors: Three year terms from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017 Bruce Entman Dana Goldstein Alan Friedlander Sherry Krawitz
Julie Marder Lance Pacernick
Two year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 Diane Ganden One year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Larry Bender Any member in good standing may also run independently for a position. You must submit a petition bearing the signatures of not less than ten General Members in good standing, to the President or Secretary, no later than May 14, 2014. Please - join us for the Annual Meeting. Your Board has many responsibilities in respect to guiding the direction of Congregation Beth Judea â€“ you have the privilege and responsibility of voting in that respect! Sincerely,
Arnie Bender, Secretary
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ISRAEL COMMITTEE Congregation Beth Judea and Temple Chai Israel Committees present
Herb Keinon, Diplomatic Correspondent, The Jerusalem Post Between a rocket and a hard place: A non-sensational look at Israelâ€™s current State of affairs â€“ From Obama to Abbas, Iran to Syria
As Part of Our Shabbat Speaker Series the ISRAEL COMMITTEE
Wednesday, May 28th 8:00 p.m.
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US ON
At Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 & Hilltop Road, Long Grove
MAY 2, 2014
Herb Keinon is an American-born Israeli journalist. He has staffed various beats for The Jerusalem Post since 1985, and became diplomatic correspondent in 2000. In that capacity, Keinon covers the prime minister and the foreign minister, and often travels with the prime minister on his trips abroad.
AS WE PRESENT CONGREGANT STEVEN PECK
Congregant Steven Peck has built what is probably the world's largest model collection of Israeli Air Force planes, along with El Al Airlines planes and IDF Armored Corps tanks. He has acquired almost every type of plane that has served in the IAF, which is over 100 aircraft. He will be displaying most of them at Shabbat services this Friday night, May 2, in honor of Israel Independence Day. He will be discussing some of the stories of their involvement in the War of Independence, with a mostly rag tag collection of smuggled and salvaged planes, along with some of the more interesting stories of the planes which have served since then in what would now be considered the world's second most powerful air force.
For those who have signed up for the congregation Israel trip, the information below is provided for your convenience. Itinerary
ATTENTION: We have 8 spots left for our Congregation Beth Judea Israel Trip on October 22, 2014 that will be led by Rabbi Pivo. They are available on a first come availability. See your weekly email or call the synagogue for more information. The Word May 2014
Bâ€™NAI MITZVAH BIO Scott David Schwerdlin will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Scott is a seventh grader at Aptaskisic Junior High School in Buffalo Grove.
Scott loves sports of all kinds and enjoys playing on the AJHS volleyball team and the Buffalo Grove Bills football team. He has played on the Buffalo Grove Bills for a few years. In his spare time, Scott enjoys playing games, video games, and hanging out with his friends. Most of all, Scott loves playing with his pug dogs, Ripples, Toby, and Moby. Family and friends have always been very important to Scott, and he feels very lucky to be commemorating this special day surrounded by so many. Scott will be celebrating with his proud parents, Ethel and Mitchell, his younger brother Jacob, his older siblings Lara, Jeremy and Emily, brother-in-law Lechaim, nephew Ravi and grandmother Nancy Schwerdlin. Although Scottâ€™s grandparents, Sam and Bella Drate and Lawrence Schwerdlin, as well as aunts and uncle; Jack and Sylvia Drate, Karen Schwerdlin and his dog Pugsley are no longer with us, they will always be a part of Scott and will always be in our hearts. Scott is honored that so many friends and family members will be traveling from places such as Massachusetts, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and New York.
Scott would like to thank Rabbi Pivo, Hazzan Weisberg for helping him prepare for this special day and all of his teachers for their guidance and assistance during his Hebrew education. He is especially indebted to his tutor, Andrea Dickson for her patience, dedication and enthusiasm.
Kyle Wunsch will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Kyle is a 7th grader at Twin Groves Middle School. Kyle loves playing hockey and lacrosse outside of school, and he enjoys playing volleyball on his school team. When Kyle is not playing sports or spending time with his friends and family, he volunteers regularly in the community, and participates in fundraisers helping others. Kyle will be celebrating this milestone with his parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Kyle would like to thank his tutor, Andrea Dickson, Hazzan Weisberg, and Rabbi Pivo for helping him prepare for this special day.
Jeremy Brandon Getlin will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on May 31, 2014. Jeremy is a seventh grader at Hawthorn Middle School South, in Vernon Hills. You can find Jeremy playing some kind of sport all year long. He plays lacrosse, basketball, and this year will be playing football. Jeremy is also very musical. He plays both the piano and violin. Jeremy will be celebrating his bar mitzvah with his very excited sister Rebekah, his proud parents Aaron and Eve Getlin, and grandparents Judy and George Peyovich, and Howard Getlin and Eileen Rosengard. Jeremy would like to thank all his Hebrew school teachers, Anna Besser, Rabbi Pivo, and Hazzan Weisberg for all their hard work and dedication, making it possible for him to achieve this day.
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SOCIAL ACTION COUNCIL FOR JEWISH ELDERLY LUNCHEON AT GIDWITZ CENTERFRIDAY – MAY 2 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Volunteers Needed. May 4– Bingo at Friend Center 3:30 pm We 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. Assistance from all congregants is welcome. May 18 – Pets to Visit Alden Retirement Ctr. Bring your pet to visit the residents of Alden Retirement Center in Long Grove on Sunday, May 18th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
“HELP THE HUNGRY” MITZVAH PADS FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED Donate Food Directly to PADS Office 1140 North Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL Donation Hours: 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm Your Food Will Feed the Needy
YEKATERINBURG SUPPORT Dear Congregants, Now, more than ever, Russian Jews need your help. Below are some of the photos showing how your generosity helped these children. To all of those who already donated to this fund, “THANK YOU”. If you have not, there is still time to support this cause.
Volunteers at Alden Retirement Ctr.
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. May 19 - SOCIAL ACTION MEETING Please join us for the 7:30 pm minyan just before our 8:00 pm committee meeting every month. WE PLAN A VERY ACTIVE 2014 AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US!!
To volunteer for any of these activities or for more information, call Bruce Arenson at 315-383-4560.
Upon three things the world is based: Upon Torah, Upon Divine Service, and Upon the Practice of Charity. The Word May 2014
A SPECIAL MESSAGE “Its okay, the children aren’t affected” But what if you knew they were? Shalva clients will often say that they can withstand their husband’s abuse as long as he never directs his anger toward their children. What many women don’t understand is that children are the silent victims of abuse and that they often repeat the behaviors they have seen. According to a recent study, over 90% of children are aware of domestic abuse in their home. These children are affected emotionally, cognitively, and physically. They are at great risk and often experience low selfesteem, shame, fear and guilt. Many distrust adults, fail to thrive or suffer from depression and anxiety. What can we do? The issue of domestic abuse is not just a women’s issue; it affects the entire family as well as our Jewish community.
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP Divorce Support Group
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. 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 email@example.com or Rabbi Pivo at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
SHALVA offers free counseling to Jewish women who are or were in an intimate partner relationship. If you or someone you know needs our help, call 773-583-4673.
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 email@example.com or call Rabbi Pivo. FOR A LIST OF EMERGENCY HOTLINE NUMBERS, AGENCIES AND RESOURCES click here
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ADULT EDUCATION WEEKLY CLASSES These classes are ongoing. Please join at any time. Hebrew is not required for any of these classes unless specifically noted.
ADULT EDUCATION AT CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA. Congregation Beth Judea offers a variety of meaningful Jewish learning opportunities through classes, lectures, and informal sessions on Jewish Law, Torah, prayer, and other topics of interest that will intrigue and inspire you. All classes (unless otherwise noted) are held at Congregation Beth Judea. For a listing of adult education classes offered here at CBJ, you can download our Adult Ed brochure by clicking here.
“When I pray, I speak to God; When I study, God speaks to me.” - 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 growing minyan is focused on building community by enjoying a passionate, meaningful, and dynamic Shabbat morning experience.
Our minyan is friendly and welcoming to all. Join us for prayer/discussion/learning and stay for Kiddush/lunch after services. We meet in the synagogue library on the second floor from 10:30 until 11;45. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. Shabbat shalom,
Talmud & Jewish Life: Grappling with Life, Law, and Innovation Sunday mornings at 8 am Participate in a lively discussion of the Talmud and its relevance for us today. No prior knowledge is required and texts will be provided. We are working our way through the fascinating array of topics in the Tractate Ketubot (Marriage Contracts). Orin Rotman will facilitate this weekly Talmud study session. (Artscroll Schottenstein edition is used for this 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 Join a study/discussion of the week’s parsha. We will discuss questions raised by the participants.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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ADULT EDUCATION Welcome to our Adult Education Series. To register for classes or to find out more information, please contact Anna Besser at email@example.com.
Adult Education Series May 2014
Hebrew Literacy III: Amidah - Stand and Understand CO-SPONSORED by MEN’S CLUB Taught by Norm Kurtz & Eric Yegelwel
Tuesday Evenings 8:00 - 9:00 pm Dates: April 29 - May 20 COST: Members – FREE; Non-Members - $18 for series The Amidah is often called "HaTefillah" - the prayer. Our rabbis compiled 18 pearls of prayer, strung together into a necklace of standing contemplation. Join us to learn more about the Amidah.
BLEND IT UP with RABBI PIVO “JUDAISM: A STARTER KIT” 2nd Thursday of the Month 9:30 am
LOCATION: Caribou Coffee at 4196 Rt. 83 (in the Sunset Foods Plaza at corner of Rt. 83 & Aptakisic) Whether you are new to Jewish living or never really got a good grounding in basic beliefs, this is your chance to catch up. One Thursday morning a month Rabbi Pivo will discuss an essential theme in Jewish identity from spiritual and practical points of view.
MAY 8th: JEWISH IDENTITY HERE & NOW Judaism isn’t just different from a hundred years ago; it’s changing almost too rapidly to keep up. Who are we now?
SEPHARDIC FLAVORS Taught by Sandra Zussman Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Dates: May 14, 21, & 28
What is Jewish cooking? Most of us think of Eastern European-born fare. But there's a second Jewish food tradition--the cuisine of the Mediterranean Sephardim. Join us as we explore cuisines of the Middle East. COST: Members: $15 for series; $5 for each class Non-Members: $20 for series’ $7 for each class
IN THE FOOTSTEPS of RUTH Taught by Rabbi Emeritus Lifshitz Thursday evening, May 15 at 8 pm
How has the conversion process changed over the years? Spend the evening comparing and contrasting Ruth’s biblical conversion with the evolution to today’s structured, step-by-step process. COST: Members: FREE Non-Members: $5
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EDUCATION This year, we celebrate Israel’s 66th anniversary on May 5th. Each year at CBJ, we present activity centers that allow all of our students to enjoy different aspects of Israel. This year is no different, and opportunities will abound to explore Israel from various perspectives. In the years following Israel’s establishment, there was an excitement about the miracle of Israel’s creation. There was finally a homeland for the Jewish people. We no longer needed to feel like strangers who had no land of our own. Over the years, Israel has grown and developed into a thriving country always on the cutting edge of new developments. While orchards and kibbutzim still have a place in Israel today, there are many more manufacturing plants, high-rises, five-star hotels, and much more. Israel is a modern, vibrant and booming country and also a global leader today in technology. Check out this website for a cutting edge example of what is being produced in Israel today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-C3UYq-UxA In this day and age it is a challenge to convey the wonder and excitement of Israel in a classroom or all-school program. Many of our students think of Israel as a dusty Biblical-appearing land. They find it hard to believe that it is a vibrant, thriving, exciting country with a majority Jewish population. It is important for us to find a way to excite our children about Israel and teach them the importance of this tiny country, our children will not see the need to fight for Israel’s existence. So what can we do to educate and excite our children about Israel? Here are some suggestions. o Israeli Food – have an Israeli dinner night and get your taste-buds acclimated to Israel. Enjoy falafel, pita, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad and many other Israeli delights! o Israeli Music – like most of our children, I love listening to up and coming artists. Their music is fresh and has a great beat to it. Introduce your children to the newest Israeli artists like the Eylan Gulan, Miri Musica and many more. I guarantee you they will enjoy the music! o Books about Israel – read some books about Israel, both fictional and non-fiction. There is a wide range of age appropriate books about Israel that are engaging and easy to read. o Hatikvah – take some time to learn the Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem. Do you know that there was another poem submitted to be Israel’s national anthem? o Israel and Tikkun Olam – Israel strives to live up to the biblical mandate of being a “light unto the nations.” From medical assistance to disaster relief, Israel is at the forefront of helping others. As a family, find one organization in Israel that you can donate your Tzedakah to for the year.
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EDUCATION END OF YEAR SCHOOL EVENTS: It’s hard to believe how fast this school year has gone. As we bring a close to our school year, we need to thank our teachers who make every effort to reach each of our students on an individual level. Thank you to Yochi Eilian, Megan Ernsteen, Alina Groth, Natalie Gurin, Batya Kogan, Norm Kurtz, Jodi Levit, Allyson Marcus, Landen Rosenbloom, Lisa Ribot, Tammy Scheibe, Marc Sender, Shira Sender, Carrie Shapiro, Sarah Steiner, Michele Sussman, Peggy Weiner, Debbie Weiss, Erica Veronie and Sandra Zussman for the amazing work you do. They plan superb lessons so that our students can learn about, appreciate and thrive in their Judaism. Our students are very well prepared to face the world as knowledgeable Jews. Please take a look at what is happening this month as we conclude our school year. For more information, please contact the school office. 1. Heh End of the Year Program will take place on Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm. More information to follow soon! 2. Gimel Shabbat – we invite all parents to join us on the last day of Gimel Shabbat (May 17th) to celebrate the year and daven together as a community. This is your opportunity to see what your children have learned during the course of the year with Norm & Marc. 3. Second Grade Graduation will take place on Sunday, May 18th at 11:15 am. We invite all families to join us for this wonderful occasion! More details to come. 4. Aleph Torah Assembly – we invite all Aleph Families to join us on Sunday, May 18h at 10:30 am for this wonderful event. Students will be presenting a project that they have been working on all year with Mrs. Weiner and Ms. Shapiro.
School Calendar: Friday
Gimel & Dalet Family Shabbat Dinner
Aleph leading Shabbat Services in Gan Shabbat
Last Beyachad class
Heh End of Year Program; Last Tuesday class session
Last Gimel Shabbat
LAST DAY of School: Aleph Torah Assembly & 2nd Grade End of Year Program
For the good year and the good ending of the year, the teachers join me in saying:
aeh lkd aeh seq (SOF TOV HAKOL TOV)
Calendar Contest: Each year, many Beth Judea students participate in the Shalom Memorial Calendar Contest. Shalom Memorial is celebrating their EIGHTH year of producing this unique Jewish calendar that features original artwork created by our local Jewish students. The contest runs through June 1, 2014 and is open to ALL grade levels. Contest details and registration are attached. The odds of “winning” in this contest are good as entries will be limited to students attending either a local Hebrew School or Day School. Quite simply: Artwork must be original. Artwork must depict some aspect of Jewish life. Deadline for submission is June 1st.
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YOUTH Dear Beth Judea FamilyThis past month has been quite an exciting one for all of our youth at Congregation Beth Judea. We had our annual spring Youth Shabbat service, complete with an entirely youth read Torah service, had someone come in from Or Tzedek, painted and played at Arts and Crafts night, and finally sent 29 incredible delegates to the annual CHUSY spring Kinnus. We have been really finishing up the year in style, and we are not quite finished yet. On Tuesday, May 20th at 6:00 pm we will be having our annual installation dinner for all of our BJUSY supporters and USYers and their families. Prior to the installations, our annual elections will be May 6th at 7:00 pm; come out and have a say in next year’s leaders. I would like to send a special mazel tov to Allison Flack for helping co-chair the incredible Kinnus weekend, and a huge mazel tov to Larry Bender and Sarah Heiger for their recent election to the CHUSY regional executive board (Communication VP and Social Action/ Tikun Olam VP, respectively). I would also like to wish a yasher koach to Cara Golberg for her incredible service to the chapter and region this past year, as she just completed her term as the regional Membership/Kadima Vice-President. Finally, on the following page, is a message from Rebecca Katz, Manager of Teen Programs for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA). She recently spoke with the USYers about getting involved in social justice through the Or Tzedek program. You will find more information in her article. Remember, you can always stay up to date with all things BJUSY by going to our new and improved website www.bethjudeausy.weebly.com 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: YouthDirector@bethjudea.org www.bethjudeausy.weebly.com 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 DATE
May 3, 2014
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Teen Minyan
May 6, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 20, 2014
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YOUTH AN UNFORGETTABLE TWO WEEK JEWISH SUMMER EXPERIENCE FOR TEENS! Spend summer 2014 with Or Tzedek, JCUA's teen institute for social justice. Or Tzedek’s summer program is an 8-day overnight summer experience in which Jewish high school teens:
Create change in Chicago’s diverse communities with leaders on the forefront of activism and organization. Meet Chicagoland teens who are unapologetically passionate about social justice. Find your voice and power as a Jewish youth activist
Session options: June 15-29 (for returning participants) and July 27- August 10. Learn more and register...
If you have any questions about Or Tzedek, please contact Rebecca, Director of Teen Programs, at 312-663-0960 ext.124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Rebecca Katz email@example.com Director of Teen Programs Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (312) 663-0960 ext 124 www.ortzedek.org
מזל טוב to Larry Bender and Sarah Heiger On their recent election to the CHUSY Regional Executive Board!
Larry Bender Communication VP and Sarah Heiger Social Action/Tikun Olam VP
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USY ELECTIONS Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A huge mazel tov goes out to our newly formed Kadima Board!!! Please be sure to congratulate the following new members of the Kadima Board:
Youth Lounge Let your voice be heard in the 2014-2015 BJUSY Executive Board Elections. Only members of BJUSY for one month prior to the election or 8th graders who joined by 4-30-14 may vote; however, everybody is welcome to attend.
Save the Date for the Installation Dinner on May 20th, 2014.
Abbey Finn Eli Gurin Rachel Gurin Ryan Sussman Their hard work and planning will make our Kadima program incredible!!!
SISTERHOOD SOURCE We hope everyone had a wonderful Pesach. Due to the holiday, we did not plan many events for April; however, we held a double book club event discussing both Swimming Across the Hudson by Joshua Henkin and the Women’s League Orpah’s Book Club Selection, The Purim Superhero by Elizabeth Kushner. Thank you to Brenda Levin for hosting this event. Hopefully, you were able to hear Debbi Green’s inspiring speech on her mother’s story and her own experiences at the Yom HaShoah Service held at Beth Judea. As many of you know, Debbi is not only a member of our Sisterhood Exec Board, but is also the current Central Great Lakes Region President for Women’s League. The next Women’s League Convention will be held from July 17-20, 2014 in Whippany NJ. This year’s theme is “Balancing the Sacred and the Everyday.” Information on registration will be forthcoming from Women’s League. If you do not receive information shortly and are interested in attending, please contact Bobbi Goldenberg at Roberta_goldenberg@yahoo.com. On Sunday May 4th, Gloria Adelson, a trainer from Women’s League, will be discussing Leadership Development and Team Building. This meeting will be held at the Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center from 9:15 to noon. This session is designed to not only help individuals with their Sisterhood activities, but also the lessons learned can be used to enrich our personal lives. Get ready for a really fun painting party. On May 14th, the night of our Sisterhood Elections, Chicago Paint will come to the synagogue and teach us how to paint a beautiful landscape. Price will be only $20 per person for all supplies and instructions. This event will begin at 7 pm. Paid reservations are required in advance of the event.
Bobbi Goldenberg, Elizabeth Ladin-Gross, Lauri Rosenbloom Sisterhood Co-Presidents
Women’s League Convention July 17-20, 2014 in Whippany, NJ More information will be coming shortly If you are interested in attending please contact Bobbi Goldenberg at Robertafirstname.lastname@example.org
SISTERHOOD EVENT WOMEN’S LEAGUE TRAINER GLORIA ADELSON Will hold a session on: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & TEAM BUILDING
On Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the BUFFALO GROVE PARK DISTRICT ALCOTT CENTER From 9:15 am to Noon The session is designed to not only help individuals with their Sisterhood activities, but also the lessons learned can be used to enrich our personal lives.
SISTERHOOD PRESENTS PAINT NITE CHICAGO at Beth Judea MAY 14TH - 7:00PM
You will be taught by the original artist to paint a picture that you can bring home It will be a party night of music, painting, food and fun! Any questions or to RSVP contact Brenda at email@example.com
$20 for Sisterhood members $25 for non-Sisterhood member PLEASE NOTE: PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF THIS EVENT Click here to download flyer
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RESERVATION DEADLINE – MAY 5, 2014
SISTERHOOD UPCOMING EVENTS Sunday
May 4, 2014
Women’s League Trainer Gloria Adelson
May 6, 2014
May 14, 2014
Painting Party and Elections
June 1, 2014
Z’havah Institute from Women’s League
June 9, 2014
June 18, 2014
July 7 – 20
Women’s League of Conservative Judaism Convention in Whippany, NJ
SISTERHOOD FUNDRAISERS: Torah Pin Fund
All Occasion Cards
L’Chaim Cookbook (get your free recipe by clicking here)
SISTERHOOD GIFTSHOP STOP IN AND SEE OUR NEW AND UNIQUE ITEMS We’ve Got Great Gifts for Mother’s Day Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah) The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea's Judaica Shop carries a wide variety of Judaica and gift items such as tallitot, kippot, Seder plates, Hanukkah menorahs, candlesticks, kiddush cups, tzedakah boxes, mezzuzah cases, books, toys, games, teacher gifts, and nonreligious gift items. The shop carries Gary Rosenthal, Nambe, and a large number of items imported directly from Israel. The shop also carries special seasonal items and gift baskets. In addition, you can special order about anything you may want. Stop by when the shop is open: Sundays from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and by appointment. Karen Nagel is the Gift Shop Manager. The Gift Shop has lots of new merchandise, including great High Holiday and other holiday gift items, as well as Bat/Bat Mitzvah and wedding gift items. Check out Sisterhood’s own L'CHAIM TOO! Cookbook, filled with special recipes for all your holiday needs or as a great gift for any occasion. MC, VISA. and Discover accepted
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Congregation Beth Judea Gift Shop (Where shopping is a mitzvah)
20% OFF ONE SINGLE ITEM OF $25 OR MORE Coupon must be present at time of purchase Exclusions include sale merchandise, special orders, scrolls, consignment items. Nambe Discount Limited to 10% / No Discount on Michael Aram One coupon per family. No other discounts or promotions apply -Expires May 31, 2014 COUPON
MEN’S CLUB This past month was a busy one for Men's Club. MEN'S CLUB SHABBAT A very special yasher koach to Eric Yegelwel for chairing this year's Men's Club shabbat. All of us in attendance found that his efforts, in conjunction with Norm Kurtz and Orin Rotman, made this a wonderfully engaging service. Beyond that, the variety of honorees brought life and meaning to the service. Of course, we couldn't have made this happen without the involvement of our clergy: Rabbi Pivo, Hazzan Weissberg and Rabbi Lifshitz.
FJMC YELLOW CANDLE AND COMMUNITY YOM HASHOAH SERVICE Once again, the Men's Club provided synagogue members with special yellow candles. We hope that you were able to join families around the world light these candles in memory of the six million lost. The community service, hosted by Beth Judea, helped to ensure that we never forget for generations to come. A yasher koach to Debbie Green for delivering an inspiring speech on her mother's plight through the horrors of the holocaust. Her mother's positive outlook on life (no matter what the challenge) is a lesson for us all.
Tzedakkah Fund The Men's Club has made donations from the minyan tzedakah box to:
Beth Judea Hesed Fund Mazon Hillel Foundation We thank all those who have contributed to the tzedakkah fund administered by Men's Club.
Lieberman Volunteers May 10, 2014
MAY 2014 LOX BOX Click Here for Lox Box Flyer It's time to order your lox box. Lox boxes will be delivered (or you can pick them up) on Mother's day, May 11. The final day for ordering is Monday May 5. Orders can be placed online at: www.cbjmc.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED HELP THE ELDERLY ATTEND SERVICES Once a month, the Beth Judea Men’s Club volunteers at the Lieberman Geriatric Center and helps the elderly get to and from services. It’s just a matter of going to their rooms and helping them get downstairs. It is a wonderful experience. Assistance from all congregants is welcome!
PLAY BALL! Click Here for Softball Flyer Calling all players ... we're fielding a softball team as part of the FJMC Midwest Region softball league. We need players (25 years and older) to join us on the field. Men's Club will cover the entry fees and field rental on your behalf. For more information please contact Allen Harris (our team manager): firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to be at the Center at about 9:15 am and you will be done about 11:30 am. The Lieberman Center is located at 9700 Gross Pointe Road in Skokie. We would appreciate your help on: May 10, 2014
Please contact Jerry Sakol if you would like to volunteer.
As always, we welcome new members as well as new programming ideas ... David Granoff President - Men's Club
Men’s Club strives to offer something for everyone. As such, we’re always open to new and creative programming ideas that help Jewish men lead rich and filling Jewish Lives. David Granoff President – Men’s Club
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CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA/FMJC 12” SOFTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS: Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Beth Judea, North Shore Suburban Beth EL (2), Temple Chai & Temple Beth EL in Northbrook FIELD LOCATION: Deerfield at Clavey Park or TBD SEASON STARTS: TBD
: IT’S FREE!!! SUBSIDIZED BY THE MEN’S CLUB
$625.00 to include field, game balls, caps, and umpires - FREE $20 Per person is the original cost - FREE
Paid members of the CBJ Men’s Club Age of 25 years old and above
10 Games weather permitting plus playoffs Game times are on Sundays at 9:30am/10:45am/12:00pm One hour and fifteen minute game time limits No Father’s Day Games 2 Double Headers Scheduled – No access to fields
CBJ TEAM: -
Need a minimum of 9 players to start the league Need a minimum of 12 people on the roster to avoid forfeits Sign-up sheet forthcoming from CBJ
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH TO THE FOLLOWING: -
Brian Schwartz Eric Yegelwel David Granoff Allen Harris
THANKS SO MUCH AND LETS PLAY BALL !!!!
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JACK RIZMAN GOLF OUTING
We will be having our first meeting soon so please watch your emails. SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, August 24, 2014 Next Year’s Men’s Club Dr. Jack Rizman Memorial Golf Outing
PROGRAMMING Hi Everyone,
We had fun, and we have for the past 18 years - plus you get your picture taken with our Rabbi - and next year’s outing will also be terrific.
From Left to Right: Jeff Kostis, Allen Harris, Chad Wollheim, Larry Wollheim, Rabbi Pivo
Get your foursomes Sponsor a hole Come to dinner!!! Watch your weekly email for more info
My name is Fred Rabinowitz, and I am excited to be the Vice-President of Programming. It is my goal to make sure that we have programs that are of interest to all the different congregants 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 welcome!! Fred Rabinowitz Rabino49@aol.com
NAOMI RUTH COHEN INSTITUTE
Loss of Spouse or Partner Tuesdays, April 29 – June 17
Community Mental Health Conference:
Held At Temple Chai
“Suicide: Responding and Creating Hope” Sunday, June 1st, 2014 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Free at Beth Emet
Click Here for Flyer
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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 Hesed (Caring) 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 Hesed (Caring) 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,
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Evan Rumack (847) 253-4130 email@example.com
Beth Judea Office (847) 634-0777 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s FROM ARLINGTON HTS, IL TO CAESEREA, ISRAEL (Part 25) 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.
Aliyah in Our 60’s – May 2014 - Part 25 We go on tiyulim ,or day trips, with a group once a month. This allows us to visit things of current interest and historic sites in Israel. We are always visiting places and learning things which make us very proud of our history and modern day Israel. In April, our trip included visiting the new Gush Katif Center which was very emotional and thought provoking. This commemoration exhibit is located in Nitzan in the northern Negev not far from the Gaza Strip. It was created to inform the public about the Gush Katif settlements that were evacuated in 2005 before we made aliyah to Israel. We remember seeing on the news reports of IDF soldiers enforcing this “disengagement from the Gaza”. The soldiers were hugging the settlers as they forced them out of their homes. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had at first believed that this area should be settled, and then the Israeli government under him decided that it should be evacuated as part of the push for peace with the Palestinians. . Our guide for the tour was conducted by a young lady who lived in Gush Katif settlement from 5 years old until the evacuation when she was 18. Her family had made aliyah from the States. She related stories of hiding in the closet as a missile landed near their house. She said this was one of 5000 mortar shellings on settlements in the Gaza Strip. In spite of the attacks they loved life in their community. As we progressed through the center there was a series of video presentations. The main character of the videos was a boy who was the last boy born in Gush Katif before the evacuation. More than eight thousand people who lived in seventeen Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip. The video presentations conveyed the life of Jewish settlers building a good life in Israel. It was a very sad story of how their homes, industrial buildings, schools, and synagogues were demolished. Being moved caused some older people to have heart attacks. People lost the businesses they had built. There were young people who were getting ready to join the IDF, and it was puzzling to be forced out of their homes by the army. This is one of the most difficult things Israel has ever done. This was land that our patriarchs Abraham and Isaac settled, a biblical part of Israel. We gave up this land in the War of Independence , and it was won back in the Six Day War. This is the second time that Jews have left the Gaza Strip. Despite the terrorist attacks in the area, agriculture was thriving and there was a very good quality of life in the settlements. (continued on next page)
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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) The disengagement was proposed by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on June 6, 2004 and enacted in August 2005. Citizens who refused the government compensation packages and to voluntarily vacate their homes prior to the August 15 deadline were evicted by the Israeli Security forces over the period of several days. Four settlements in the northern West Bank were also evacuated. The disengagement began with Operation “Yad l’Achim,” which means “giving brothers a hand”. IDF soldiers helped the settlers who chose to move voluntarily with packing and moving their belongings. The IDF also provided crews of social nurses, psychologists and support to youths. On the tour we watched a video of the officer in command of the evacuation in Gush Katif talking to a group of residents at a meeting. The officer was in tears. There were activists protesting this move. However, most of the residents chose to avoid violence and went peacefully.
The evacuated settlements were razed by demolition crews, with 2,530 homes being destroyed. The IDF dismantled Gush Katif’s 48 grave cemetery. All were reburied in locations of their families’ choosing. All the bodies were moved by special teams of soldiers supervised by the Military Rabbinate. Residents were given relocation compensation depending on the family, house size, how long they had lived there and other factors. Some of the communities moved as a group to other locations of Israel. Some moved away on their own; others are still living in caravans waiting to find new homes. Only sixty percent of the settlers are now in permanent homes. The relocation package was often not sufficient to cover higher cost of housing in other parts of the country. Overall there is a thirty percent unemployment among families from Gush Katif compared to five percent nationally. According to Wikipedia, over the years Israel has spent approximately one billion dollars for relocation benefits to the people who were moved.
Before the evacuation, remnants of the eighteen synagogues in the Gaza Strip were collected. There is a beautiful mosaic that an artist had created from these pieces of glass, tiles and ornaments. Part of the artwork are pictures of the synagogues. All but two of the synagogues of the settlements were left intact. (These synagogues along with greenhouses left intact were destroyed by Palestinian mobs after the evacuation.) The two synagogues that were not left there were dismantled and reconstructed elsewhere.
We remember when this evacuation occurred. We didn’t live in Israel, and it seemed “from a distance,” that Ariel Sharon and Israel might be doing the right thing. President Bush thought it was good for the peace process. In fact, at that time the US gave the Palestinians 50 million dollars to help them develop new housing and infrastructure projects in the Gaza. As in current negotiations, the intent was that they would know that Israel was willing to make sacrifices to have peace. Following the withdrawal, Hamas was elected as the Palestinian government and Operation “Summer Rains” started within a year. Hamas has in their constitution that they will eliminate Jews in Israel and they have fired thousands of missiles into Israel. Maybe this evacuation was a mistake. Will we look back at our recent concession to release 78 prisoners with American and Israeli blood on their hands and wonder if that was a mistake? (continued on next page)
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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) On the lighter side, Howie believes he has determined that sometimes it is better to be dumb or play dumb. After a recent doctor’s appointment in Or Akiva he was opening an envelope and cut his right thumb. He had nothing to stop the bleeding and decided to quickly drive home. After making a right hand turn out of the mall parking lot a policeman standing on the street pulled him over. After pulling him over, the policeman said, in Hebrew, of course, "What did you do?" and pointed to where Howie had turned right. Howie assumed he had not come to a complete stop, after which he pointed his bleeding thumb towards the sign. It was really bleeding. The policeman looked at the wound and said something. Howie thought the policeman said to wait. After waiting ten minutes, Howie got out of the car. The policeman looked and and asked why he was still there! Howie got back into the car and drove home without getting a ticket! As you know, many events of significance have occurred in the early part of April. Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel, was found guilty of many counts of lying and bribery. Everyone seemed to know of his corruption but never thought Olmert would be found guilty. We have had mixed feelings regarding the system in Israel of no juries, only judges. With some of the strange verdicts that have occurred in the United States with juries, we expected judges to be much better, relying on the law. However, Israeli courts have also had some strange verdicts. Howie, as mentioned in a previous article, went in front of a judge regarding a traffic accident. Howie was told that Israel has no partial fault type of judgement, and the other driver was found not at fault. There have been hit and run situations that ended with what seemed very "light" sentencing in our viewpoint. Some people guilty of pre-meditated murder are given sentences of ten years. In addition, they are usually given weekend passes. Once, when we were here volunteering for Sar-El on an army base, Howie worked with prisoners. One had murdered someone in an argument. Another had embezzled the equivalent of $100,000. They were in prison but were given weekend passes. When Howie asked if the prisons were not concerned about them not returning, both replied basically, where could we go? Perhaps Gaza? Lebanon? Syria? Jordan? Egypt? Or the Mediterranean Sea?
Another major event was the possible ending of the Peace Process. Netanyahu wouldn't release the remaining 26 Palestinian prisoners unless there would be an extension of the dates of the negotiations. Abbas refused and applied to 15 International organizations for different types of recognition. Jonathan Pollard’s release for the release of the Palestinians was prominently mentioned in the Hebrew and English newspapers of Israel. There was a lot of speculation that Netanyahu's coalition government would have toppled if the prisoner release had occurred. Previously released Palestinian prisoners have been greeted as POWS by the Palestinian government. They are terrorists who have murdered civilians, some of whom were Americans. Here are Abbas's new demands to resume talks: • • • • • • •
Written message from Netanyahu recognizing the 1967 armistice lines as Palestine’s borders, with East Jerusalem as its Capital. Release 1200 Palestinian prisoners, including Marwan Barghouti, Fuad Shubaki and Ahmad Sadat. Lift the siege on Gaza. Grant amnesty and bring back the Palestinians deported after the Church of the Nativity siege. Stop settlement construction and institution building in occupied Jerusalem, and grant free access. Allow 15000 Palestinian reunification with families and grant them Israeli citizenship. Give PA complete control over Area C, and stop military operations and arrests in Areas A and B. (This means Israel cannot enter to arrest terrorists.)
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ALIYAH IN OUR 60’s (continued from previous page) Marwan Barghouti is considered the leader of the two Intifadas. Abbas wants him released. There are rumors Abbas wants him to be the next president of Palestine. Many people believe Abbu Mazzan ( Abbas) was the bagman for the funding of the Munich Massacre. When Abu Daoud, the brains behind the Munich Massacre died in Damascas in 2010, Abbas sent a letter of condolence to his family telling about his never ending fight for the Palestinians. Many Israelis feel that Israel should let Abbas go to the International Criminal Court to charge Israel with "War Crimes". If he would, then Abbas should be tried for crimes by filtering money to Hamas. To be fair, we just read that one of the Palestinians released in the first wave is teaching tolerance to kids in the West Bank. Obviously, we don't know what the future will bring for Israel. The administration of the United States is publicly blaming Israel for the failure of the recent peace talks. It isn’t helpful to decide at this point who is to blame. We want to live in peace with our neighbors and wish that there could be true negotiations. Israel wants peace. However, there are some major points on which each side is not willing to budge. We believe that whether the two sides talk about talking in the future or not, it is important for the various ministries on both sides to continue to interact. These interactions are regarding finance, agriculture, preservation of water, and many other areas. Prime Minister Netanyahu, in our opinion, should not have discontinued these interactions between ministers. On May 5, we will have our Remembrance Day of those lost in the struggle for Israel to become and remain a Jewish State. On May 6, we will celebrate the 66th Independence Day Anniversary of the State of Israel. May we, our children, and all future generations of Israelis be able to celebrate the continued existence of Israel!
We hope you enjoy the twenty-fourth 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: HOWIEG@aol.com
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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Helpful Links and Resources
Jewish United Fund Jewish Vocational Services Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago JCFS Jewish Child and Family Services JCC Jewish Community Centers CJE Council for Jewish Elderly JUF NW Suburban News JUF Northwest Suburban News 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 suburbswhere the greatest growth in Chicagoland’s Jewish population has occurred in the past 10 years.
Healing Hearts – Mourning the Loss of a Spouse or Partner (JCYS Program at Temple Chai)
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Hours at the new location are: Monday, 9:00 am – 7:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
TWO EXCITING PROGRAMS FROM CAMP RAMAH
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BIRTHDAYS We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: May 1
Lisa Kaufman Amy LeVine Craig Minnick Dennis Sender Barbara Silver Rebecca Zeidman
Charles Braverman Robin Fingerhut Alan Goldenberg Manny Ribot Earl Rosenbaum Howard Spiegel
Debra Dubin Herbert Finn David Lorber Nathan Schwarz
Jennifer Ban Michael Rosenbaum
Adam Barshefsky Suzanne Eisenberg Richard Krieberg Deborah Mills
Matthew Kudlowitz Sandy Stelzer Rona Wolf
Renee Klass Lillian Landau Sherri Lieberman Michael Movitz Judd Sackheim
Elliott Bankendorf Nancy Manewith Richard Sheiner
Evy Gurin Robert Vinikoor
Marla Feld Heather Melnick Kimberly Shapiro
Debbie Chorpash Ross Gluck Marc Posner Howard Sussman Harriet Zablen
Neil Greenhill Philip Wein
Gloria Chappe Steven Greenberg Yigal Greener Sheldon Robbins Mark Zolno
Larry Fagin Barbara Levenstein Laura Suskin Sandra Zussman
Scott Eisner Orin Rotman
Leslie Peck Steven Turofsky
Deborah Kovich Robert Ragland Tammy Scheibe
Jeanne Babbitt Aaron Hershinow Erica Krugel Anita Nemoy Ronald Nisson
Jay Levin Linda Lippman Dorinne Palmer Alan Ratskoff Cheryl Sturt
Bryan Fooden Murray Lewison
Gerald Brin Michael Brown Fred Goldman Jerry Patt Martin Stern
Gayle Brim Jodi Pine
Stacy Groner Emanuel Krakauer William London Renee Segal
Trudy Balogh Phyllis Faber Sandra Nisson
Yosef Dahan Chuck Orloff Jon Soble Nancy Watts
ANNIVERSARIES We wish a very Happy Anniversary to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: May 1
Michael and Jennifer Brown Steven and Jodi Levit
Randy and Betsy Haberman David and Michelle Reinstein
Steven and Leslie Peck
Todd and Elli Waldrop
Bradley and Tara Arnold Adam and Suzanne Citron Craig and Janice Minnick Barry and Barbra Stark
Scott and Deborah Fishman Michael and Hillary Savitt
Seth and Rosalind Eisner
Arthur and Marlene Greenberg
Lorne and Julie Cohen Barry and Kendra Rosen
Jerry and Terri Behn David and Nicole Colen Dustin and Jamie Epstein Steven and Judy Greenberg Philip and Karen Nagel
May 19 May 20
Alan and Dassi Sklan Mitchell and Debbie Weiss
Gil and Jodi Woods Andrew and Roberta Zarchy
Michael and Peggy Kaplan Andrew and Sandra Levitt Jonathan and Sheri Lippman Eli and Charlotte Seltzer David and Bonnie Spangler Roger and Audrey Weisberg
Steven and Eve Appelbaum Charles and Devida Braverman Robert and Susan Silverstone Alan and Eileen Spiegel Kevin and Adriane Zucker
Myles and Cynthia Bauer Andrew and Kim Bauman Allen and Sharon Harris
Michael and Sharon Shapiro
Leslie and Saretta Kessler Manny and Lisa Ribot
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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May Yahrzeits YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
Sidney Attenberg Bill Carol * Sarabelle Fishman Ruth Groner * Rose Meskin * Bernard Turovitz
Rose Ban Shirley Dicker Larry Fox * Fannie Kaner * Martha Rosenbaum * Ada Weiss
William Barston* Marcella Edelberg * Carl Freedman * Leon Korol Thelma Schwartz*
Oscar R. Berman * Dolores Fine Sura Gleyzer Irving Markowitz * Joseph Shikafsky *
Harry Bauer Baruch Cohen Jenny Gardberg* Harold Hennes Samuel Lettvin Walter Mendelsohn Marsha Rosen* Ida Schiffman* Gladys Wallach*
Rose Becker* Merrill Cohen Janice Gottlieb Howard Jaffe Max Levine* Louis Moss Eva Rosenblatt Joseph Schwartz Sam Wolf*
Anna Brody* Malva Dobrikin* Goldie Graff* Nancy Joy Karlin Merrill Litwin Mildred Starkman Pessis Morris Rovin* Emanuel Seider
Harry J. Caplan* Martha Forman Ravi Greener Stuart Kaufman Harry Markowitz Orville Ragoven George Schallman Paul Spangler
Spencer Block Bobbie Frances Fischer* Lisa Jacobs Richard Krivitzky* Benjamin Margules Edith Platt* Mark Sachs*
Marshall Coady* Nathan Goldie* Arthur Karns* Carol Joy Lazar* Frank Neubauer Ricki Reznick* Molly Springer*
Morris P. Cohen* Ione Ilvenne Harry Kintz* Lois London Louis Pieter* Ida Rice
Marvin Cutler Lynne Isaacson* Max Kriegler Benjamin Ludwig* Sol Pinsker Burton Rosenbaum*
Phylllis Appel Doris Byk Phyllis Geltner* Leonard Lavin Joseph Levin* Alan Momet Vivian Oscherwitz * Sam Shiner*
Rebecca Berger* Barry Citrow Rosalyn Grossman * Edward Leibowitz Manuel Litwin David Momet Shirley Prosansky* Harry Stone*
Iris Bloom Alice Cohen* Lillian Horwitz* Benjamin LeVine Irving Lozowski Theodore Munn* Nita Ritov Frances Taler
Alice H. Braun* Emanuel Feinstone Esther Klein* Ezra Levin Sylvia Ludwig Sharon Nusinow Edward Robbin
Joseph Albun* Arthur Bloom Geraldine Burdeen* Philip Goldberg Jerome Hirshman* Lionel Minnen Irma Reicher* Bertha Schnabel Sam Shapiro Mary Yaatkowsky*
Rose Babbitt Jerry Blustein* Sara Cohen* Henry Graff* Bonnie Kaufman* Edward Momet Bernard Rich Shel Schuster Max Uasserman
Ralph Barnett Eli Brickman* Bernhard Edelstein* Irvin Greiman* Fay Lewis* Bertha Pander Belle Rubenstein* Gail Schwab Stuart Weiner*
Martin Berenson* Muriel Brown* Sylvia Frager Elsie Halperin* David Magill Leonard Powell* William Schero Ethel Serbin* Al Wolf*
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June Yahrzeits YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS June 6
Shelley F. Bregman * Charles Drobny * Abe Greenberg Eva Hershinow Johnson * Sheldon Mills Sam Remer * Arthur Seres Sol Weiss
Walter Brin * William Goldstein Max Greenhill Alex Kaufman * Ruth Moline * Betty Robbin Donald Siegel * Uriel Yakubov
Howard Coady * Edward Gordon Meyer Herman * Brenda Levitt * Harvey Peck * Joseph Sabol Sabrin Siegel *
Charles Davis * Morris Goroff Andrea Israel * Ernest Mathias * Julius Polansky Earl H. Segal Sarah Simons *
Bea Bauer * Fannie Herman * Milton Kane Rosalyhn Levin * Nelson Rafal William Travis *
Maurice Chorney * Rachel Hershman Irving Katz Bob Lonz David Rosenbaum * Bernard Yhegelwel
Soll Chubin Janice Jacobson * Tilly Kohl June Mattson Jane Rosenberg Dolly Zucker
Robert Halperin * William Kamerling * Pauline Krivitzky * Denise Posner * Edward Stolman
Abe Bangelsdorf * Aileen Gold * Morris Levin Alan Medansky Bertha Sabol Raymond Simons *
Betty Chorpash Randy B. Goldberg Steven Levy Lorraine Ramras Marc Schwartz Nathan Stoller *
Bernice Cohen * Osna Goldstein Victor Lichtenstein * Morris Rich Eric Schweitzer Scott Taxer
Judith Drobner Edna Krassek * Morris Linderman * Max Rosen * Ruth Silberstein
John Alterman Allan Brandt Estelle Eisenberg Gilbert Fooden Pearl E. Kahalnik * Arnold Klass * Lois Lichtenstein Charlotte Nothmann * Shirley Shifrin Harry Watchman
Adrienne Bauman Hyman Brody * Saul Fagan Evelyn Hortick Chava Perel Betty Lazar * Sara Liebovitz * Sid Pollans Janis Siegellak Lynn Zacherl *
Maurice Baygood * Sam Burkin * Rose Falk * Gertrude Horwitz * Harry Kamen * Mollie E. Levine * Shirley Lipscher * Sol Polonsky Lewis Spivak *
Rachel Bernstein Estell Charman Anna Feld Magot Isenberg Esther Kintz * Barbara Levy * Jacob Magill Sidney Rudolph * Solomon Springer *
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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: Marvin Adleman Sam Darin Margaret Eisner Kandy Ginsberg Lori Geraty Arnie Goldberg Martha Gindin Leonard Gordon Jason Heiger Lou Grossman Jennifer Jaffe Gordon Kasper Randy Polonsky Marty Krawitz Martin Rockwell Susie Rizman Murial Sachsel Kelly Schreer Joseph Sachsel Donald Sherman Erica Shor
RABBI LIFSHITZ DISCRETIONARY FUND In Memory of: Sol Pinsker, in loving memory of beloved father and grandfather. Miriam Spickard
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Stuart S. Weiner, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Janice Weiner; Melissa, Jason & Shauna Allen; Jennifer, Steve & Charlie Gotkin; Susan, Justin Asher & Miles Newman
Roslyn Drizner Mother of Paul Drizner Alexander S. Lerman Father of Mitchell Lerman
Barbara Greenberg Morley Sister of Arthur Greenberg Aunt of Jeff Greenberg
Congratulations to: Lesley & Warren Elisco on the birth of their grandson Alex Avi Elisco.
In Appreciation of: Rabbi Pivo for his wonderful Lunch & Learn classes. Evan & Merle Rumack Rabbi Pivo for his support. Susan & Marvin Adleman
In Honor of: Lesley & Warren Elisco on the birth of their grandson Alex Avi Elisco. Maureen & David Stolman
In Memory of: Rena Lichtenstein, mother of Alina Greenhill, with our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Sid & Rita Mathias
RABBI LIFSHITZ DISCRETIONARY FUND Condolences upon the death of: Charles Ban Father of Noah Ban
RABBI PIVOâ€™S DISCRETIONARY FUND
In Appreciation of: Ira & Bonnie Sender for their hospitality. Chuck, Marsha, Ken, Noah and Andy Bernstein
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Irv H. Ludwig Sylvia Ludwig Michael, Gayle, Ian, Leah and Jamie Ludwig
Bernard Rafal, father of Renee Segal. Jenna Pearson
Upon the Yahrzeit of: In loving memory of three wonderful mothers: Rose Altman Ada Weiner Anna Seif Janice Weiner and Lou Seif Dr. Spencer J. Block Gloria, Harold, Ross and Rachel Secler Irv H. Ludwig Sylvia Ludwig Michael, Gayle, Ian, Leah and Jamie Ludwig Stuart S. Weiner, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Janice Weiner; Melissa, Jason & Shauna Allen; Jennifer, Steve & Charlie Gotkin; Susan, Justin Asher & Miles Newman
Geri & Morry Rosenblatt on the birth of their granddaughter Jessica Rose Feldman.
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TRIBUTES CANTOR WEISBERGâ€™S DISCRETIONARY FUND
PRAYER BOOK FUND SHABBAT/DAILY
In Honor of: Jonah William Garcia Brown, our precious grandson. Renee & Wes Brown
In Memory of: Alex Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman Kitty & Bruce Hoffman
Mimi & Rich Kriberg on the birth of their grandson Henry Ryan Taustein. Ann& Mitch Lerman Jordyn Neiman on her Bat Mitzvah. Arlene & Sanford Moses In Memory of: Alexander S. Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. With our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Ann and Mitch Lerman and their families on their loss. Sid & Rita Mathias Alexander S. Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. Steven & Jodi Levit
Rena Lichtenstein, mother of Alina Greenhill, with our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Sid & Rita Mathias Bernard Rafal, father of Renee Segal. Jenna Pearson
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Fannie Kaner, beloved mother and grandmother. Carol, Shel and Jill Kaner; Holly and Ben Schlan
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Louis Pieter Jeff & Rhonda Wener Rami Yarkony, in loving memory of my beloved brother. Yigal Greener
CONGREGATIONAL SUPPORT FUND In Memory of: Alexander Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel
KIDDUSH FUND In Memory of: Agnes Ellegant, grandmother of Cindy Lipka and Robert Lipka. Ann & Mitch Lerman Alex Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. Susan & Sheldon Karlinksy
Irv H. Ludwig Sylvia Ludwig Michael, Gayle, Ian, Leah and Jamie Ludwig Irving Markowitz Randy & Hadrian Markowitz
FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN FUND
In Memory of: Alexander S. Lerman, beloved father of Mitch Lerman. Geri & Robert Friedman
In Memory of: Alex Lerman, beloved father of Mitch Lerman. Marvin & Susan Adleman
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TRIBUTES GENERAL FUND Speedy Recovery Wishes to: Margaret Eisner Scott & Fran Eisner
In Appreciation of: Gail Gerber and Eric Yegelwel for all their help. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf
In Honor of: Lesley & Warren Elisco on the birth of their grandson, Alex Avi Elisco. Susan & Mark Zolno Ann & Mitch Lerman on the engagement of their daughter Ashley to Michael Berman. Bruce Arenson Marty, Andrea, Bryan and Pam Dickson
GENERAL FUND (continued) Upon the Yahrzeit of: Gilbert Agrest, with loving memory of our beloved father and papa. Craig & Janice Minnick and Family Iris Bloom, beloved mother of Sherry Weinberger. Dan & Sherry Weinberger
In Memory of: David Friedlander, father of Gary Friedlander. Beverly & Larry Sabbath Alexander S. Lerman, beloved father and grandfather. With our deepest condolences to Ann & Mitch Lerman and the entire Lerman Family. Elliott & Carla Bankendorf Marty, Andre, Bryan & Pam Dickson Miriam & Rich Krieberg The Levinstein Family Robert Lipka The Rebnord Family David & Maureen Stolman Dan & Sherry Weinberger The Wener Family Rona Wolf Upon the Yahrzeit of: Iris Bloom, beloved mother of Sherry Weinberger. Dan & Sherry Weinberger
In Memory of: Alexander Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. Helene Fox Peter Sweeney and Noreen Fahey Paul Mermel, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Edith and Kenneth Margules
Merrill Cohen, always remembered. Hariette & Moris Elisco Carl Freedman Art & Lynn Freedman Lenore Gluskin Jeffrey, Ellen, Joel, Michael, Taryn and Karen Gluskin
EDUCATION FUND Phyllis Udany on the marriage of her son Brian to Robin Lapins. Carla & Elliott Bankendorf
SOCIAL ACTION FUND
LINDA & ALBERT STARK FUND
Upon the Yahrzeit of : David Keifsky, beloved grandfather.. Stuart Kersky A big thank you to you and the Fundraising Committee and our Beth Judea Family. Rhonda & Bob Schwartz
In Honor of: Bet Class leading Shabbat Services. Dustin & Jamie Epstein In Memory of: Alexander S. Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. With our heartfelt condolences. Mike & Arunya Hori
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Jenny Gardberg Glen & Rita Gardberg
TORAH RESTORATION FUND In Memory of: Alexander Lerman, father of Mitch Lerman. Alan, Marcie and Ross Marcus
Arthur Karns Laura, Stan, Mike and David Zoller
Rochelle Lerner Jeffrey, Ellen, Joel, Michael, Taryn and Karen Gluskin Carl Rosenthal, beloved father Paul & Florence Rosenthal
SISTERHOOD FUND Upon the Yahrzeit of: Marlene Green, loving mother. Alan & Debbi Green Arthur Karns Laura, Stan, Mike and David Zoller
Merrill Coben, always remembered. Hariette & Moris Elisco
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TRIBUTES USY/KADIMA SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Honor of: Jordyn Neiman on her Bat Mtizvah. Linda Pacourek In Memory of: Alexander S. Lerman, beloved father of Mitch Lerman. May his memory be for a blessing for your family. Renee Blustein Joan & Lew Smith
JERRY BERENSON MEMORIAL FUND
Upon the Yahrzeit of: Martin Berenson, beloved father and grandfather. Jeff & Melinda Fine
ETHAN LEVITAN MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Ethan Levitan’s birthday. Marsha & Paul Diamond
JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of: Bobbie & Floyd Babbit’s 50th Wedding Anniversary – Mazel Tov on this special occasion. Susie Rizman & Howard Levy In Memory of: Alexander Lerman, beloved father of Mitch Lerman and family. Marilyn & Sandy Victor
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JUDY WALCER MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of: Rena Lichtenstein, mother of Alina Greenhill. Chuck Walcer & Helen Gebler Alexander Lerman, beloved father of Mitch Lerman. Chuck Walcer & Helen Gebler Upon the Yahrzeit of: Ralph Barnett, loving father and grandfather. Lou & Louise Barnett and Family
MAY 2014 Sunday
Thursday 01 7:30 am 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Torah Study Minyan 12 pm CJE Lunch @ 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat ProgramMtg. Gidwitz 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs Israel 6:15 pm Gimel-Dalet 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah Committee Shabbat 10:30 am .Gan Shabbat Mtg. Dinner 10:30 am Interpret Svc 7:30 pm Shabbat Svcs 10:30 am Teen Shabbat w/Speaker Steven Peck Candle Ltg. 7:36 pm
LOX BOX 06 YOMHAATZMAUT 07 ORDERS DUE Talmud Study TODAY 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 4:15 pm Religious Sch 7:00 pm Religious School 6:15 am Minyan 6:15 pm Heh 7:30 pm Sisterhood Prog 7:30 pm Minyan 6:30 pm Education Mtg 8:00 pm At BG Park Dist 8:00 pm Calendar Mtg 7:00 pm USY Elections Bingo@Friends 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Heb. Lit. III 8:00 pm Facilities Mtg 8:00 pm Sisterhood Board Mtg. 12 13 14
8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:30 am
Lox Box P/Up 6:15 am Talmud Study 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Religious School 8:00 pm Gan Shalom 8:00 pm
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Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan 7:30 pm Religious School 8:00 pm -Aleph Torah 8:00 pm Assembly -2nd Gr. End of Yr Program Bring Your Pets to Alden Ctr.
8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:15 am 3:30 pm
25 8:00 am 9:00 am
26 Talmud Study Minyan
Minyan Minyan Membership Mtg Ritual Mtg. Planned Giving Mtg.
Special Holiday Minyan Time: 9:00 am Minyan
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Minyan 7:30 am Minyan Melton(BethAm) 9:30 am Blend It Up Minyan w/Rabbi at Torah Study Caribou . 7:30 pm Minyan . 8:00 pm Exec Mtg. .
7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Torah Study 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Gimel Shabbat 9:15 am MC-Lieberman 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Candle Ltg. led by Aleph 7:44 pm 8:00 pm Pack Lox Boxes 16
7:30 am Minyan 4:15 pm Religious Sch 6:15 pm Heh-End of Year Prog. 7:00 pm USY 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Heb Lit III 8:00 pm Ways & Means Mtg.
7:30 am Minyan 6:00 pm Cooking Class 7:00 pm Sisterhood Social Prog. 7:30 pm Minyan
7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Torah Study 2:00 pm Challah 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:00 am Last Gimel Chaverim Shabbat 7:30 pm Minyan 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs 8L00 pm Adult Ed: 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah Rabbi 9:30 am Auf-Ruf Lifshitz-conv Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 7:51 pm 10:30 am Interpret Svc 7:00 pm Confirmation Service
Minyan 6:00 pm USY 7:30 am Minyan Installation 6:00 pm Program Mtg Dinner 7:00 pm Social Act. Mtg 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm . 8:00 pm Heb. Lit. III 8:00 pm 8:00 pm Communicatio 8:00 pm Mtg. .
MEMORIAL DAY Office Closed
27 7:30 am 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm
28 Minyan USY Minyan Hebrew Lit 3
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Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan Cooking Class 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc Melton(Beth Am) 8:00 pm Board Mtg. Minyan Torah Study Finance Mtg. Candle Ltg. 7:58 pm 29
24 9:00 am Torah Study 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 8:00 pm Bowling
Cooking Class 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Torah Study Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Shabbat Svcs Minyan 8:00 pm Annual Mtg 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah Torah Study Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Israel Speaker 8:04 pm Herb Keinon
“Two Among the Righteous Few” On the evening of April 23, 2014, about 50 members and guests gathered at Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove, Illinois to hear Marty Brounstein read and talk about his book, “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage.” Mr. Brounstein gave background information about the rise of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust which followed with the coming of Hitler. He then described the heroic actions of Frans and Mien Wijnakker, two ordinary Christian, young married Dutch folks who lived with their four children in a small village in Holland. Frans was asked to shelter a young Jewish woman as the Nazis began to round up the Jews. He agreed to do this for a short time. Time went on, the woman stayed and more folks came to the Wijnakker home, a very small home. There were some twenty “guests” who live with Frans and Mien throughout the occupation. Two of them were married and had a little girl while in hiding. Turns out that Marty Brounstein married that little girl, Mien! Frans and his wife, Mien, were honored for their bravery and humanity with a plaque on the Avenue of the Righteous at Yad Vashem. Photos and article by Bob Weissman
CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA 5304 RFD Long Grove, IL 60047 (847) 634-0777 E-Mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.BethJudea.org 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 Editor Evan Rumack
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
Candle Lighting Times Candle Lighting time is calculated for 18 minutes before sunset and is adjusted for Daylight Savings Time. May 2 .….............................................…….......... 7:36 p.m.
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.
May 9 .................................................................... 7:44 p.m. May 16 .................................................................... 7:51 p.m.
May 23 ..................................................................... 7:58 p.m. May 30 ..................................................................... 8:04 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.