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Pastor Harris

5304 RFD, Hilltop Rd. & Route 83, Long Grove, IL 60047 Phone: 847-634-0777


Rabbi's Reflections Connecting, Learning, Belonging In just six weeks we, and Jews around the world, will assemble in prayer, study, and repentance. The Yamim Nora’im, the Days of Awe, are almost here. The grand theme of those days is the recognition of God’s sovereignty and our responsibilities to God and to one another in response to that recognition. Acknowledging an ultimate morality dictates certain behaviors. During the ten days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, we engage in heshbon nefesh, each of us taking account of our obligations and the distance we need to travel to fulfill them. When we are honest with ourselves, we can see where we fall short and then make specific plans to improve; that process is known as teshuvah. In addition to personal heshbon nefesh and teshuvah, those of us who work for the Beth Judea community as staff and lay leaders continually examine our synagogue’s policies, programs and services to see how they are measuring up. Do they continue to meet our congregants’ needs? Do they lead to higher levels of Jewish learning and an awareness of Jewish values? Are they enjoyable and meaningful? As we look ahead to the year 5776, our staff and Board of Directors are already discussing and planning ways to answer ‘yes’ to those questions. I think that there are three broad areas in which our efforts will be focused: Personal connection, interactive learning, and a reimagining of how we view synagogue membership. We will be innovating in each of these areas in order to continually improve our shared home at Beth Judea. In terms of personal connection, I am pleased to share that we have several new havurot, social groups, that have come together over the summer under the guidance of Evan Rumack. These havurot will share Jewish and secular holidays, host socials at their homes, and mark life cycle events together. We will create new havurot as needed; contact me or Evan for more information. In addition, we are working out details for honoring those celebrating significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries during Shabbat morning services. These and other changes will add the opportunities our members

already have to form and deepen friendships through our Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and Youth programs. We are also experimenting with interactive learning and congregational participation during our Shabbat services. During the Torah service, while the traditional reading is taking place in the sanctuary, the alternative minyan, under the direction of Norm Kurtz, will be meeting in another space to discuss the weekly parshah, ethics, prayer, and other topics. Norm and I will lead discussion on alternate weeks throughout the year beginning after the holidays. We will also be tinkering with the Friday night service, inviting congregants to lead various prayers in Hebrew or English. Our Board of Directors is already at work to examine our dues and membership categories. Our goal is to explore ways to make becoming and staying a part of the Beth Judea community easier for all. We are told that there are thousands of unaffiliated Jewish families in our area; if only 100 joined our synagogue, it would radically alter the social dynamic for the better in many ways. Our Board will be looking at ways to reimagine synagogue membership and will reach out to all of you for input during that process. We are also in the second year of our Me’ah campaign, whose goal is to raise $3 million for improvements to our facility and to establish a major endowment. We are about half way to our goal, and I urge every one of our families to make a contribution that is meaningful to them. Together, this effort will help to secure a solid fiscal foundation for our shul for many years by providing funds to improve programming and outreach to the unaffiliated, among other goals. I am very excited about the coming year, and I once again invite those of you whom I do not yet know to be active participants in our community. Call or email me and either visit me at the office or put aside some time for me to visit you at home. I will only truly feel I have improved my rabbinate year to year when I know more people next year at this time than I do now. I look forward to seeing you at the Yamim Nora’im, if not before. Rabbi Jeff Pivo

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CBJ ONLINE Congregation Beth Judea has recently purchased a software update to our Membership Management software program. This is an interactive software package which permits our Members to log in to the site and accomplish many tasks. A member can:  Look up directory information on any fellow Congregant  Update their own profile  Register for events  Make a Donation online  Fill out membership forms  View Yahrzeit information By getting full utilization of the software package, Beth Judea will be able to save several thousands of dollars and have accurate information. Several months ago every member received a user id and password. If you have misplaced your user id or password please contact Lisa at 847-634-0777. Thanks Arnie Goldberg President

Lisa Neiman Executive Director

In This Issue Rabbi’s Reflections CBJ Online Calendar Notes from the Cantor Deluxe Trip to Spain 2016 Shofar Blowing Lessons President’s Message Beth Judea Events Israel Committee Events B’nai Mitzvah Bio Did You Know... Goodman’s Blog

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Page Religious Education 11 Adult Education 13 Sisterhood 15 Men’s Club 16 SHALVA 19 Disability Awareness 20 Goodman’s Blog 21 Shalva 22 Birthdays & Anniversaries 23 Yahrzeits 25 Tributes 28 3

CALENDAR Special Events August 5 August 12

Shofar Blowing Lessons (see page 5) Shofar Blowing Lessons

Sisterhood August 13 August 30

Book Club Annual Membership Dinner

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Programming August 16 August 21

Block Party Shabbat Under the Stars

Israel Committee August 16 August 18

Anti-Saemitism on Campus Pastor Chris Harris

Men’s Club Sunday Sunday Aug 30

Softball League (TDB) Fitness Walk Golf Outing Sponsor a Hole

Youth IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUTH View our calendar online at

Religious School August 24 August 24 August 30

School Wide Ice Cream Social Mini Mitzvah Day First Day School (K – Heh)

Adult Ed Sept. 1 Sept. 2

Hebrew Literacy I Begins Taste of Melton

High Holiday Guide Coming Soon

Meetings Please check website

Be Sure To Check Out Our New Section “Did You Know...” On page 8


BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Shabbat Prayers August 7, 2015 – 7:30 pm

This is the Deadline for the Book of Remembrance Forms is August 8, 2014. Please be sure to submit your forms as it will be submitted to the printer that day, and no revisions can be made.

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Those who celebrate birthdays and anniversaries during the month of August will be recognized at our service on August 7th. Our worship will begin at 7:30 pm. Children of every age are welcome!


Notes From The Cantor 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, 4:15 - 5:00 pm!! Students who enjoy learning Hebrew and music are invited to get a head start using the ancient musical phrases known as the Trope System. After getting to know the trope signs, students will have a chance to prepare small portions in the Torah for Gan Shabbat services in early 2016, for the Bet Class Shabbat and Alef/Bet Kallah that spring.

HIGH HOLIDAY CHOIR August Schedule (Tuesday Evenings at 8:00 pm) August 4 August 11 August 18 (No Rehearsal on August 25) Rehearsal Schedule


SAVE THE DATE July 3 – 14, 2016 You will be hearing more about this unique and exciting opportunity in the weeks and months ahead, but please save those dates if you think you might be able to join us! Click here for flyer

There is a one-time $60 fee for texts/recordings. Returning Jr. Yad Squad members will be able to continue their Torah-reading studies and receive new assignments in the 5:05 - 5:45pm time slot on Thursdays. Please me at (847) 634-0777 or to sign up or for more info.

Shofar Blowing Lessons Orin Rotman will be available for Shofar Blowing Lessons Wednesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Sessions will be held from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm both evenings at Congregation Beth Judea Anyone interested should rsvp directly to Orin at (847) 541-9440 or by email to

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President’s Message Congregation Beth Judea’s 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 principals 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 American and the State of Israel. ARNIE GOLDBERG - CBJ PRESIDENT

It is a privilege to be writing my first article as President of Beth Judea. These are challenging times for the entire Jewish community as well as all organized religions. Over the past two years, I have pondered our Mission Statement knowing that on July 1, 2015, as President, I would have the responsibility to lead the Congregation in fulfilling our Mission Statement and to insuring our sustainability for the next 50 years. As we examine our Mission Statement, we should define and clarify each segment. Let’s start with “welcoming and an inviting home.” It is my belief that CBJ needs to be an inclusive Congregation that welcomes everyone, regardless of their sexual preference, physical limitations, or whom they choose to marry. This inclusivity applies to all our congregants. We need be to welcoming to all, not judgmental. Additionally, Our Mission is to be “consistent with the principals of the Conservative (Masorti) Movement.” The Conservative (Masorti) Movement asks that we conserve those Jewish practices as they are spelled out in the Torah and have been interpreted over the years. Every congregant has their own level of observance, and we ask that when you are at CBJ, please keep in mind and adhere to the principals of the Conservative (Masorti) movement and be respectful of these principals.

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There are many different ways for you to serve the Jewish community, the community at large and the State of Israel. Tikum olam, financial support, volunteering, and assisting in sustaining the efforts of Jewish organizations which support both the Jewish communities and the State of Israel are excellent opportunities to be involved. I recently had the opportunity to attend “Sulam for Presidents” with fourteen other Synagogue Presidents from the Midwest region and four support staff of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We had ample opportunity to discuss the challenges that all Conservative (Masorti) congregations across the country are facing. I now have a network of colleagues to turn to when we our confronted with questions or need ideas. I look to forward to serving as your President and to hearing from and meeting every congregant. When you are at services or events, please introduce or reintroduce yourselves and share your thoughts or ideas with me. Also feel free to call or email ( me with any concerns. Together, we can strive to ensure the long term future of CBJ, the Conservative (Masorti) movement, the Jewish community and the State of Israel. B’shalom Arnie Goldberg




August 16, 2015 – 11:30 am Come Meet New Members Visit with Old Friends

BBQ Hot Dog Lunch & Snacks Music by A-Z Entertainment Arts & Crafts, Relay Races USY vs. Men’s Club Softball Challenge Twin Creeks Park - Buddy Baseball Field 401 Aptakisic Road - Buffalo Grove, IL PLEASE RSVP NOW

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Pastor Chris Harris Senior Pastor, Bright Star Church Bronzeville Community National Member of AIPAC to discuss: STRENGTHENING THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN TIES WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY and ISRAEL Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 8:00 pm Join us for an exciting evening as Pastor Harris informs and shares his experiences as an African-American leader committed to Israel and partnering to break the cycle of violence in his neighborhood. His 2012 trip to Israel prompted the development of the Bronzeville Dream Center based on the Israeli model of NATAL in Tel Aviv. He will also share his vision of how his community and ours can together strengthen our ties in fellowship .

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015 College Students Special Program Students & Parents: Viewing of Film REGISTRATION REQUIRED Click Here for Full Flyer 7

B’nai Mitzvah Bio Tommie Lucas is looking forward to Saturday, August 15, 2015 as he is called to Torah as Bar Mitzvah. He has been awaiting this special day for years. In addition to preparing, studying, and working with Andrea, Tommie has been playing baseball during the spring and summer. Tommie's parents, Fred and Mindy, are so proud of his positive attitude towards this challenge. Tommie feels so fortunate to be able to share this exciting occasion with all of Tommie's grandparents, Fran and Paul Bulmash and Pearl and Milt Lucas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends. Tommie anticipates sharing another wonderful milestone with the congregation after Isaac's Bar Mitzvah three years ago. He would like to extend his thanks to Rabbi Pivo, Hazzan Weisberg, Andrea, and all who helped him prepare for this day.

Special Observances August 15

Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Rosh Hodesh 1

August 16

Rosh Hodesh 2

LIFE IN ISRAEL THE GOODMAN’S BLOG 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.

Corey Austin Pacernick will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on August 29th, 2015. Corey is an eighth grader as Woodlawn Middle School, where he runs cross country, plays basketball, and competes in track and field. Corey’s favorite sport is soccer, which he has played regularly since the age of 4. For his mitzvah project, Corey is collecting lightly used soccer equipment for GOALS. GOALS relies on donated soccer equipment that goes directly to kids in Haiti who play soccer every day without basic equipment. Please look for the donation box in the shul lobby. Corey is sharing his special day surrounded by his loving family and friends. They include his proud parents, Anne and Lance, his supportive siblings, Sydney and Grant, maternal grandparents Jan and Bill Ernstein, and paternal grandparents, Marsha and Larry Pacernick. Corey is also excited to welcome aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends from Texas, California, New York, Michigan, and Florida. The Pacernick family would like to thank Rabbi Pivo, Cantor Weisberg, Anna Besser and all of Corey’s Hebrew School teachers for providing guidance and an excellent Jewish education. Corey would like to extend a special thank you to his tutor, Andrea Dickson, who patiently helped him prepare his Haftarah and Torah readings.

Did You Know... In the June issue of The Word the Goodman’s talked about the Sar El program. Laura and Stan Zollar are currently participating in that program.

The Sar El program is, where volunteers are stationed on IDF (Israel Defense Force) or IAF (Israel Air Force) posts for two or three weeks where they do work in place of israel soldiers. .

To learn more about the Goodman’s life in Israel. .click here to share their experience.

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B’nai Mitzvah Bio Haley Adrienne Bauman will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Haley is an 8th grade student at Aptakisic Junior High in Buffalo Grove and a recent graduate of Congregation Beth Judea Hebrew School. Haley has been a figure skater for 10 years, and currently skates on the Starlights Juvenile Synchronized Skating Team. She also enjoys spending her summers with her friends up at Camp Chi, her “home away from home.” At Chi, she especially loves water skiing, horseback riding, the climbing wall and ropes course. At Aptakisic Junior High, Haley has been active in Student Council, Track and Field, Treasurer of the Aptakisic Business Club and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She has spent many hours volunteering at Orphans of the Storm, Feed My Starving Children, Ronald McDonald House and Bernie’s Book Bank. Haley and her brother, Jacob, are currently coordinating a drive to collect pet supplies for abandoned animals at Orphans of the Storm. This shelter holds a special place in their hearts because that is where they adopted their puppy, Riley. Haley is looking forward to sharing her special day with family and friends from all phases of her life. She is especially grateful to be sharing her simcha with her twin brother, Jacob. She also appreciates the love and support of her grandparents, Marilyn and Don Sneider and Adrienne (of blessed memory) and Paul Bauman, as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins. Her parents, Kim and Andrew, couldn’t be more proud of all her accomplishments as she prepared for this meaningful day. Haley would like to thank Rabbi Pivo, Cantor Weisberg, Anna Besser, and all her teachers at Beth Judea who helped guide her Hebrew Education these past 7 years. She would also like to say a special thank you to her Bat Mitzvah tutors, Natalie Gurin, Monica Bauman and Chuck Kahalnik, for all their patience and support during this amazing journey.

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Jacob William Bauman will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Jacob is an 8th grade student at Aptakisic Junior High in Buffalo Grove and a recent graduate of Congregation Beth Judea Hebrew School. Jacob has enjoyed playing ice hockey for the past 10 years, and currently plays on the Twin Rinks Bantam Hockey Team. He also looks forward to his amazing adventures up at Camp Chi every summer, where he loves horseback riding, archery, sailing and Jam Band. At Aptakisic Junior High, Jacob has been involved in Student Council, Mosaic Variety Show, the Volleyball Team, Vice President of the Aptakisic Business Club and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. As a percussionist, he has enjoyed playing on the Jazz Band, 7th Grade Band and the 7th Grade Full Orchestra. Jacob has also spent his time volunteering at Orphans of the Storm, Chesed Food Pantry, Ronald McDonald House and Bernie’s Book Bank. Jacob and his sister, Haley, are currently coordinating a drive to collect pet supplies for abandoned animals at Orphans of the Storm. This shelter holds a special place in their hearts because that is where they adopted their puppy, Riley. Jacob can’t wait to see all his friends and family gathered together as he takes his place on the bimah, alongside his twin sister, Haley. This day will be a special bond they will share always. He is thankful for the love and support of his grandparents, Marilyn and Don Sneider and Adrienne (of blessed memory) and Paul Bauman, as well as his aunts, uncles and cousins. His parents, Kim and Andrew, are extremely proud of all his hard work as he prepared for this amazing milestone. Jacob would like to thank Rabbi Pivo, Cantor Weisberg, Anna Besser, and all his Beth Judea teachers who helped guide his Jewish Education over the past 7 years. He would also like to give a special thank you to his Bar Mitzvah tutors, Natalie Gurin, Monica Bauman and Chuck Kahalnik, for their support and guidance during this incredible learning experience.


With Gratitude and Thanks

WITH GRATITUDE AND THANKS With gratitude, we would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their contribution to the special Kiddush on June 27th held in honor of our Award Recipients and Outgoing & Incoming Officers and Board Members. Floyd & Bobbie Babbitt Arnie & Debbie Bender Barry & Darlene Bikshorn Bruce & Suzi Darin Helene Fox Alan & Danna Friedlander The Ganden Family Arnie & Lee Goldberg Debbie Goldberg & Kevin Bigman Ken & Dana Goldstein Jason & Andrea Heiger

Bruce & Kitty Hoffman Marty & Sherry Krawitz Jordan & Harriet Krugel Jeanne Krulewich Mitch & Ann Lerman Ross & Alisa Levey Todd & Margaret Lichtenstein Cindy Lipka Ira & Linda Lippman Gary & Lisa Malkin Esther Mosak

Gregg Pollack Ken & Beth Redfern Myron & Janet Reicher Stacy & Marlene Sachs Jerry & Heidi Sakol David & Susan Schuster Nate & Natalie Solomon Albert & Linda Stark Eric Yegelwel & Gail Gerber Jeff & Rhonda Wener

SISTERHOOD GIFTSHOP STOP IN AND SEE OUR NEW AND UNIQUE ITEMS We Have Great Gifts for Any Occassion 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, Tuesdays when Religious School is in session 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 August 31, 2015 COUPON


Religious Education Baruchim habaim-welcome! As the summer draws to a close, I hope it has been restful and enjoyable. The school year will soon be upon us, and I would like to welcome you and your family back to our school and welcome our new students and their families to our Religious School community. CBJ’s Religious School education is based on two core principles. First, Jewish learning is not only about the child, but rather is a whole-family experience. We offer meaningful ways for every member of the family to connect with Judaism in every stage of life. Second, learning is not only about what happens in school, but throughout our daily lives. Therefore, what we do in the classroom will relate to what happens in your home, synagogue, and all the places we go. We are committed to Jewish learning that is relevant, inspirational, and transformative. We provide our students and their families with the tools to participate meaningfully in the Jewish community, with pride in their Jewish heritage and with the awareness that their actions will shape the future of the Jewish people. Parents, students, and teachers are the stakeholders in our Religious School program. Its success is owed to all of you who play a role in shaping our school’s vision and culture. We look forward to being your partners in this great endeavor. Later this month, when you pick up your Religious School Packets, you will receive the Family Information Guide, calendar, and other handouts necessary for the school year. Please familiarize yourself with the contents. It addresses questions you may have about attendance, service requirements, curriculum, behavior codes, and much more. Keep it in a handy place! We encourage all of you to volunteer in any way you can. We are all part of a wonderful team whose goal is to make certain that our children have a glorious, educational year. Don’t forget to join us on Monday, August 24th at 6:30 pm for our Ice Cream Social & MiniMitzvah Day! SCHOOL DATES TO REMEMBER: August: Monday 8/24 School-wide Ice Cream Social (6:30 pm) Sunday 8/30 First Day Sunday School (Kindergarten – Heh) September: Tuesday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Sunday Monday

9/1 9/5 9/6 9/12 9/15 9/21 9/22 9/27 9/28

Religious School classes in Session No Gimel Shabbat (Labor Day weekend) No Classes (Labor Day weekend) First Gimel Shabbat No Religious School classes (Rosh Hashanah) First Beyahad (HS) class No Religious School classes (Yom Kippur) Parent’s Day (10 am) No Beyahad classes (Sukkot)

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Religious Education Shabbat Service Attendance: Shabbat is an important part of our school curriculum. We teach our students about the joys and beauty of Shabbat. We train them to become proficient members of our community. In an effort to coordinate what our students are learning in the classroom and what they practice in their daily lives, CBJ has integrated Shabbat service attendance into our curriculum. Shabbat attendance is a requirement for all CBJ students in Aleph – Heh. During the school year, Aleph through Heh students are expected to attend 9 Shabbat services

(July 31, 2015 – May 31, 2016) Please mark your attendance in the Shabbat Book located in the main Sanctuary

Services that will count toward Shabbat service requirements are: 

Friday night – services begin at 7:30 pm

Shabbat morning – services begin at 9:30 am. - Aleph & Bet families may attend the Gan Shabbat service which begins at 10:30 am in the Beit Midrash.

High Holiday Services - Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur day services.

Any service in which there is a Torah and Haftarah reading such as - Rosh Hodesh - Simhat Torah (morning service) - Sukkot - Passover - Sh’mini Atzeret - Shavuot We want the students to come with parents in order to fully enjoy and participate in the service. Students and families must stay for the DURATION of the SERVICE. This is NOT a drop-off Shabbat.



GIMEL students: you can attend 2 Sunday morning minyanim to fulfill 2 Shabbat service requirements; 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

ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND MINI MITZVAH DAY MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    

Meet your teachers Get reacquainted with your classmates Schmooze with family and friends Collect supplies and help put together backpacks for JCFS

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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

Adult Education Series August & September 2015 Calling All Shofar Blowers! Taught by Orin Rotman

Blowing the Shofar is a religious duty of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Want to learn how to blow a shofar? Need a refresher? Learning how to properly use the shofar can be difficult at first, but is easy to accomplish, Join Orin Rotman in these sessions to work on becoming a proficient Shofar blower. RSVP to Orin at 847-541-9440 or Wednesday evenings August 5 & 12, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Strengthening the African-American Ties with the Jewish Community and Israel Pastor Chris Harris Senior Pastor, Bright Star Church Sponsored by Israel Committee

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:00 pm Join us for an exciting evening as Pastor Harris informs and shares his experiences as an AfricanAmerican leader committed to Israel and partnering to break the cycle of violence in his neighborhood. His 2012 trip to Israel prompted the development of the Bronzeville Dream Center based on the Israeli model of NATAL in Tel Aviv. He will also share his vision of how his community and ours can together strengthen our ties in fellowship.

Hebrew Literacy I Taught by Jerry Sakol & Eric Yegelwel

Want a proven successful opportunity to learn how to read Hebrew in a friendly environment? Then join this class. Hebrew Literacy I is designed to teach those with no previous (or forgotten) knowledge of Hebrew how to read. The 12-week course focuses on learning to read the words used in the Friday Night service. Graduation will take place during Friday Night Services on Dec. 11, 2015 COST: $30 for course materials Tuesday evenings; 8:00 – 9:00 pm Sept. 1 – Dec. 8; no classes on Sept. 15 & 22


ADULT EDUCATION MELTON Taught by BJE Melton Staff Classes of the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will begin in September. These classes are designed to offer adults a well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly environment. For more information about the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, call Rolly Cohen at 847-291-7788, ext. 1304 or at

Taste of Melton (Sample a Melton Class) Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015; 7:30 – 8:30 pm Congregation Beth Am

Jews in America: Insiders & Outsiders Tuesday evenings; 7:00 – 8:30 pm Starting Dec. 1, 2105 (10 sessions) Congregation Beth Am

Modern Living: Maintaining Balance

Mysticism & Kabbalah: Secret Knowledge in Judaism Wednesday evenings; 7:00 – 8:30 pm Starts March 2016 (10 sessions) Congregation Beth Judea

Tuesday evenings; 7:00 - 8:00 pm Oct. 13, 20, 27, & Nov. 3, 2015 Congregation Beth Am

Let’s Talk Talmud: Grappling with Life, Law and Innovation Taught by Orin Rotman The Talmud is a profoundly rich compilation of wisdom that has continued relevance to our contemporary search for meaning. It addresses eternal questions of ethics, human nature, and our relationship to the Divine. Participate in a lively discussion of the Talmud and its relevance for us today. No prior knowledge required and texts will be provided.

Sunday mornings at 8 am (Artscroll Schottenstein edition is used for the class)


Sisterhood Be Sure to Attend Our Annual Sisterhood Membership Dinner August 31st Sisterhood owes a BIG thank you to the two wonderful ladies who just finished their twoyear term as co-presidents. Bobbi Goldenberg and Lauri Rosenbloom both shared in the responsibilities that help make our Sisterhood a fun and functional organization that contributes to the family we call Beth Judea. Bobbi has been a CBJ member for 10 years and served as co-president with Debbi Green and continued on when Lauri stepped in to fill an unplanned vacancy. The two worked closely sharing the responsibilities of coordinating Sisterhood meetings and activities and attending synagogue board meetings. Lauri has been a CBJ member for over 30 years, served on the synagogue board for more than seven years, and has served as Sisterhood president TWICE. She definitely goes above and beyond what’s expected, and that’s why she was honored with the Eishet Hayil Award as a Most Valued Volunteer in April. The award is presented annually to a member of each Sisterhood from the Central Great Lakes Region of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Congratulations, Lauri, on this well deserved recognition. Please take a moment to thank Bobbi and Lauri the next time you see them and ask how you can get involved in Beth Judea’s Sisterhood. This year all Sisterhood general/board meetings will be held at the synagogue on the second Tuesday of each month. To meet all the wonderful ladies that participate in a wide variety of activities, attend a meeting. Be a part of something bigger!

Sisterhood- “Where every woman’s voice is heard”

Annual Sisterhood Membership Dinner “Back to Shul” “Nutrition and Healthier Holiday Foods” Monday, August 31st at Congregation Beth Judea 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Check-in and Appetizers Dinner and Program to follow Tikkun Olam Project: Please bring school supplies to be donated to Keshet. Reservations Required. Kindly RSVP by Monday, August 24th. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER


THE LUMINOUS HEART OF NONAH S. by Gina B. Nahai Part murder mystery and part family saga, this dramatic and often hilarious novel explores the history of Los Angeles’ Iranian Jewish

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Men’s Club The theme of this year’s Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs International Convention was “Engage.” Six members of Congregation Beth Judea’s Men’s Club attended the convention. We had an opportunity to engage with the top thinkers and leaders of Conservative/Masorti Judaism to address issues facing our movement and Jewish men. We heard from: Hal Lewis, President and CEO of the Spertus Institute for Jewish Leaning and Leadership; Jon Medved, one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists; Eric Fingerhut, a former United States Congressman and now President and CEO of Hillel International, Women’s League President Carol Simon and USCJ President Margo Gold. Many of us are aware of the results of the recent PEW study that demonstrated a decline in the percentage of Jews who identify themselves as being Conservative/Masorti. Rather than viewing this as the ultimate fate of our movement, we should view it from the larger perspective of the history of the Jewish people. Judaism is always changing. Our history is replete with changes that at times were revolutionary. Consider Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakai, who transformed us from a religion based on sacrifice to one based on prayer, study of Torah, and acts of loving-kindness following the destruction of the Second Temple. Judaism is changing and together we can help guide those changes. One of the speakers quoted Chancellor Eisen of the JTS that synagogue members desire two things: community and meaning. The FJMC has, and will, develop programs to provide both community and meaning to all of the members of our congregations. One of the ways to help improve the sense of community and add meaning is our own Interpretive Minyan. Only 3% of affiliated Conservative/Masorti synagogue members attend Shabbat morning services regularly (at least once a month). If an individual does not attend services, the likelihood that they will have a Shabbat experience will be even less. In order to encourage our members to have a more meaningful Shabbat experience, a vibrant engaging alternative service can and will attract them. The Interpretive Minyan is a shorter service lasting ninety minutes while maintaining ritual integrity. It is conducted in both Hebrew and English. The service is accessible and non-threatening regardless of the level of Hebrew fluency or of prayer familiarity. We spend time discussing the Torah portion of the week. The emphasis of the service is to provide a shared experience meaningful to each individual. Norm Kurtz ran a workshop during the convention, and Jerry Sakol

and I along with Gregg Pollack and Joel Kurtz modeled this service. We received extremely positive feedback and interest in bringing this alternative minyan to the rest of the country. There were many other innovative ideas presented at the convention including a Celebrating Shabbat program that will be discussed in a future column. The Annual Jack Rizman Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Sunday August 30 at the Buffalo Grove Golf Club. Jack Rizman was a founding member of CBJ and a dynamic member of the Men’s Club, ritual committee and Board of Directors. He loved music and sang in the synagogue choir. His strong work ethic, good nature, and terrific sense of humor were an inspiration to those who knew him. The Golf Outing supports the Dr. Jack Rizman Memorial Fund and the Men’s Club. You can support the program even if you do not play golf. Consider sponsoring a hole or just attending the dinner that Sunday evening at Lou Malnati’s. Please see the flyer in this edition of the WORD for more information. At the convention, we honored Sandy Victor, who received the Ma’asim Tovim Award, and Burt Fishman, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. We are proud to report that Congregation Beth Judea’s Men’s Club received a Torch Award for our club’s retreat held in February 2015. We also received yet another Quality Club Award for 2014-15. Yasher Koach to Sandy, Burt and all of the members of Congregation Beth Judea’s Men’s Club. Eric Yegelwel

Sandy Victor receiving the Ma’asim Tovim Award from Myles Simpson, Past FJMC President.

Eric Yegelwel receiving the Quality Club Award from Myles Simpson, Past FJMC President.


Men’s Club Interpretive Minyan in the Library

Tzedakah Fund

Service Leader: Norm Kurtz

The Men's Club has made donations from the minyan tzedakah box to: Chai Lifeline Shalva American Friends of Magen David Adom Jewish National Fund Mazon We thank all those who have contributed to the tzedakah fund administered by Men's Club.

GET STARTED ON THE RIGHT FOOT FITNESS WALKING PROGRAM Join Us Through October at 10:00 am following Minyan

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, Norm Kurtz


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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.

Once a month, the Beth Judea Men’s Club volunteers at the Lieberman Geriatric Center and helps the elderly get to and from services. We need volunteers for August 8. MEN’S CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

MEN’S CLUB 20TH ANNUAL DR. JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING Sunday, August 30, 2015 Buffalo Grove Golf Club First Tee Off - 10:30 AM - Handicap Scramble Come as a foursome or we can arrange one…everyone welcome! Outing Includes: Electric Cart - Contest Holes - Course Cash for Food/Drink Dinner at Lou Malnati’s - 6:30 PM Cost: $125 per person Complete form below and send with check payable to CBJ Men’s Club


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YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE 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

We Would Like To Know WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW . . . . 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.

Upon three things the world is based: Upon Torah, Upon Divine Service and

Upon the Practice of Charity

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

PLANNED GIVING Look here next month for planned giving details.


COLLEGE STUDENT ADDRESSES Hello to all Beth Judea members. It is time again to start collecting addresses of your college students. Addresses need to be submitted yearly so we can keep current nformation. Please e-mail the addresses to Lisa Neiman by clicking on the link below by October 31, 2015.. Thank you and we look forward to sending greetings and a gift to your college student(s). Thank you, CBJ Sisterhood Click here to e-mail your children's addresses

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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SHALVA “Its okay, the children aren’t effected” But what if you knew they were?

Did you Know……… SHALVA Collects Cellphones?

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.

For quite a few years now, Congregation Beth Judea has been generously collecting cell phones for SHALVA.

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. 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.

We thought you’d enjoy knowing a bit about how this process works. After we gather the phones you put into the collection box, we ship them to a recycling operation in Florida, Shelter Alliance . They pay us according to the “blue book”value of each phone. In processing the thousands of phones we send them every year, they wipe clean all your personal data and either refurbish your phones, recycle the parts or melt them down. Each year SHALVA receives around $40005,000 just by collecting your old or broken cellphones. All of these dollars go directly to help our clients. Recently Shelter Alliance has expanded their recycling program and now accepts Ipods, Ipads, and Readers. So, the next time you pass by the synagogue office and see the SHALVA collection box, think about all those old cellphones, ipads and ipods taking up space in your drawer or closet, and help us turn them into dollars for clients.

Upon three things the world is based: Upon Torah, Upon Divine Service, and Upon the Practice of Charity.

Cell Phone Drop-Off Box In Synagogue Office! Help domestic abuse victims by donating your old cell phones. Each phone raises money for domestic abuse crisis-counseling services in the Jewish community! There is a collection box in the synagogue office. The Word - August 2015


AUGUST BIRTHDAYS We wish a very Happy Birthday to the following members of our Beth Judea Family: August 1 Michael Rosenfeld

August 12

Lisa Pivo Mitchell Polonsky Nate Solomon

August 20

Joan Attenberg Dave Rebnord

August 26

Shel Ladin Jerrold Silver

August 21

Ken Brandt Lesley Elisco Ronald Friedman Norman Kronowitz Shira Sender Craig Smolensky

August 27

Lori Finn Penny Pinkus Debbie Weiss Sherie Zucker

August 28

Morris Elisco Maynard Hirsch

August 29

Jim Duvel Jeff Kostis Joan Kurtz Barbara Pearl

August 30

Monyca Flack

August 31

Edward Newman Paula Silberman Richard Sussman

August 2

Edith Margules

August 4

Michele Sussman

August 13

August 5

Craig Levin Stuart Pearl Lee Silver

Lee Goldberg Meyer Halperin Staci Levy

August 14

Sandy Victor

August 6

Richard Chappe

August 15

David Brody Lauren Katzman

August 7

Michael Jacobs

August 16

August 8

Charlene Entman Bruce Portnoy

Jordan Krugel Cheryl Vinikoor

August 23

Tammy Brody Tom Quinn

August 9

Myles Bauer Jo Ellen Bleiweiss

Bruce Entman Brian Wenk

August 24

Samuel Feldman Debra Posner Adriane Zucker

August 10 Phyllis Dritz Michael Levenstein Linda Spitz

August 17 August 18

Nancy Litwin

August 19

Marcie Marcus Tatyana Pesin Heidi Robbins Carey Rosemarin Marina Shteynberg Marcia Weissman

August 11 Gloria Hernandez Alan Sklan Kevin Zucker

August 22

August 25

Andrea Alhadeff Ellen Gluskin Morry Rizman

Michael Chorpash Jonathan Gerchikov Debbie Limer Linda Stark

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.

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

Edward & Rhonda Newman Matt & Erica Veronie

August 4

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

August 5

Richard Goldwasser & Susan Weitzman Goldwasser

August 7

Stanford & Bonnie Robbin

August 8

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

August 9

Peter & Jill Marks Lance & Anne Pacernick

August 10

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

August 11

Jerry & Drora Patt William & Roberta Uhler

August 12

David & Rhonda Cohn Boris & Julia Lyubomirsky

August 15

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

August 16

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

August 17

Robert & Debbie Hunter Stuart & Barbara Pearl Kenneth & Beth Redfern

August 18

Cary & Beth Chaitman David & Debbie Posner

August 19

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

August 20

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

August 21

Yigal & Stella Greener Lee & Barbara Silver Robert & Marcia Weissman

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

August 22

Stanley & Susan Eisenhammer

August 23

Arnold & Lee Goldberg

August 24

Sanford & Vicki White

August 25

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

August 26

Dan & Celia Geiger Michael & Gayle Ludwig

August 27

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

August 28

Terry & Joyce Levinstein Steven & Pamela Malkin

August 29

Steven & Joanne Dicker

August 30

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

August 31

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

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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Helen Berkovitz Marlene Cohen * Lillian Fischman * William Horwitz * Daniel Luciano Ben Osgrove * Eugene Ramras Milton David Secler * Sheldon Manny Stern Faye Yablon

Harold Brown * Helen Davis * Jennie Frost Marilyn Kandel * Samuel Manewith Harry Pinzur Stanley Ramras Meyer Segal * Rose Stupel

Shirley Coady * Jack Dennis Yehuda Greener Edna Kessler Lena Mathias * Tevya Polakow Toby Rockwell Abraham Silberberg Elaine Weiner

Isadore Cohen Rae Duboe * Linda Hafft Leo Liebovitz Cantor Murray Nixon * Shirley Pulver Elaine Rothschild Susan Spivak * Abraham Weitzman

August 14

Gerald Balbirer * Morris Feldman Michael Lazar * Clara Pieter * Rose Sandmel Ethel Vinikoor Joseph Zarchy

Hylda Bittmann Paul Fish Howard Leibach * Mayer Rashbaum Ruth Sheft Herbert Wolff

Lillian Dannen * Bessie Kessler * Ruth Mandel * Ruth Rasnick Rose Stein Israel Yatkowsky *

Bernice Ellis Rae Kubiak * Herman Nidetz * Dayton Robinson Morris Sulak Sam Yublosky *

August 21

Kalman Albun * Harry Borkan * Herbert Forman William Long Helen Nevin Mollie Resnick *

Kcio Aminova Gloria Chappe Sonia Karchmar * Dayton Lubesnick Seymour Paisin * Jack Rosenbloom *

Edna Arker * Irene Cohen Irving Katz Rose Luciano * Irv Pearlman * Alice Rothenberg *

Alvin Berger * Earl Elisco Abram Lieberman * Ruth Moses * Daniel Ramras Arthur Silverberg

August 28

Morton Abelson * Sam Cooper Mildred Forman * Alex Greenberg * Millie Hennes Jake Klein * Yetta Lipka Robert Rosenbaum Leo Semel

Barbara Abramovitz * Frances R. Corenman * Richard Freid Ruth Greenhill-Spatt Mary Hill Minnie Fannie Krassner * Debora Litwin * Harris Rosenthal * Sam Stark *

Ida Albun * Louis Duchin Jack Glickman Emanuel Gurin Herbert Howard Bernard Landau Sarah Lorber Arthur Rothenberg * Stuart Trock

Alex Braiman Bernard Fine Theodora Goldberg Kenneth Haberman * Joseph Klaskin * Jacob Louis Levin * Sidney Patt Eve Scholl Donna Truger *

* Denotes the deceased has a yahrzeit plaque. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque please contact the synagogue office.

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September 4

Bernard Bloom Melvin Feldman * Paula Greenstein * Janet Klass * Sidney Schreibman *

Louis Broodno* Rochelle Feldman Al Harris Estelle Kwasman Lillian Shugan

Greta Dessauer Jacob Friedland * Hyman Hoffman * Dorothy Leibowitz

Audrey Epton Arthur Gerchikov Amelia Kane Dorothy Perlmutter

September 11

Bessie Brenner* Carl Gershonfeld Rose Litwin Alan Nisenbaum* Leslie Schiff* Nina Shkolnik

William Burg* Beverly Goldstein Lillian Loeb* Jack Rosemarin Daniel Schuster Albert Sumner*

Rose Edelstein Morris Gorin* Morris Mills Elsie Saharack Sam Seligman

Betty Falcon* Michael Litt Nathaniel Moffett Nathan Sandler* Theodor Sender*

September 18

Faye Angell* Millie Fenchel Cheryl Greene Ruth Levy* Ida Rich Irving Schuster Genevieve Vizansky Adolf Wolff

Dorothy Behn Leonard Fisher* Katrien Koekkoek Ruth Mason Lillian Rosenston Lenore Shapiro Arlene Watters Abraham Wolinsky *

Bernard Cutler* Fred Green Philip Koekkoek Lisa Newman Lance Rubin Jules Spitz Sol Weinberg Nathan Zeiger

David S. Eisenberg Etta Greenberg* Louis Lerner* Max Pander Jessie Rubinstein* Sally Sylvan Gerszon Weiskopf*

September 25

Frances S. Barnett* Marianne Brenner* Dorothy Feldheim * Norman Friedman Hyman Hundert* Phyllis Oster Maurice Saltzman Harriette Silverman*

Arnold Block* David Brodsky* Suzanne Fine Morris Ginsberg Sol Kessler* Sam Rabin Maurie Schneider

Louis Bloom Jeffrey Caplan* Sandra Fooden Leon Goldberg* Debrah Margolis Bernard Resnick* Celia Schreibman*

Barney Bograd Louis Elgenson Faye Frank David Goldbogen* Pearl Margolis Morris Roden Morris Shapiro*

* Denotes the deceased has a yahrzeit plaque. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque please contact the synagogue office.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO: Births: Debbie & Bob Hunter on the birth of their son Noah Jacob Hunter

Miriam & Richard Krieberg on the birth of their granddaughter Blake Olivia Adler.

David Gordon Husband of Lauren Gordon Father of Ethan and Gabe Gordon

Linda & Bruce Portnoy on the birth of their granddaughter June Mayer Bishaf.

Kay Jaffe

Casey & Kevin Spitz on the birth of their sons Andrew James Spitz and Jason Ryan Spitz and to to proud grandparents Linda & Jeff Spitz.

Francine Malkin Mother of Gary Malkin Mother of Steve Malkin Aunt of Natalie Solomon Ira Melnicoff Husband of Sandra Melnicoff

Faye Reisin Grandmother of Barbra Stark Norton Rich Uncle of Phyllis Udany Uncle of Joel Polakow

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Morey Lenhoff Pat & Stuart Lenhoff and Family

Linda & Billy Kramer on the birth of their grandson Jackson Theo Kramer.

CONDOLENCES UPON THE DEATH OF: Nellie Berger Sister of Janet Reicher

Mother of Jean Friedman


Phyllis Udany on the birth of her grandson Liam Sage Udany.

Engagements: Lori & Dr. Carey Bacalar on the engagement of their son Dr. Steven Bacalar and Rachel Cohen. Karri & Howard Spiegel on the engagement of their daughter Rebecca Anne Spiegel and Jason Daniel Elkins.



SPEEDY RECOVERY WISHES: Esther Mosak Susan & Marvin Adleman IN APPRECIATION OF: Rabbi Pivo’s Torah Dedication. Bobbie & Floyd Babbitt Rabbi Pivo for his support. Louise & Lou Barnett Rabbi Pivo Susan and Robert Pinzur Drora and Jerry Patt Rabbi Pivo’s beautiful eulogy, kindness and surrport following the death of Kay Jaffe. Jean & Ron Friedman Rabbi Pivo for performing the dedication for Donald Sherman. Judy Goldstein & Family Rabbi Pivo for his presentation and welcome to us and our friends from Ulan Ude & Sochi, Russia. David Meyer/Friendship Force of Northern Illinois

IN MEMORY OF: Lillian Cohen Ilene Hauser

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IN HONOR OF: Kim & Andrew Bauman on Haley & Jake's B'nai Mitzvah. Rita & Sid Mathias

IN APPRECIATION OF: Cantor Weisberg for his beautiful chanting, kindness and support at my mother’s, Kay Jaffe’s service. Jean & Ron Friedman

Louis Rabin receiving Beth Judea’s Outstanding Service Award. Helene Fox Rabbi Pivo David Rebnord

IN MEMORY OF: Peretz Katz with our deepest condolences to Susie Rizman. Susan & Marvin Adleman

Cantor Weisberg’s beautiful dedication service. Judy Goldstein Cantor Weisberg Officiating at our wedding Talya & Joel Gluskin

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Paula Rebecca Anderson Dennis Anderson Brett Lawrence Berlant, beloved son and brother. Karen Berlant & Family Morey Coleman, beloved grandfather. The Brandt Family

William Goldstein (Zaydee) Ossie Goldstein (Bauby) Allan Brandt (Poppy) The Brandt Family

Cantor Weisberg’s kindness. Sandra Melnicoff & Family

Ruth Greenhill, beloved mother. Neil & Alina Greenhill

David Gordon, beloved husband of Lauren and father of Ethan and Gabe. With our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the entire Gordon Family. Rita & Sid Mathias

IN HONOR OF: Mimi & Rich Krieberg on the birth of their granddaughter Blake Olivia Adler. Patti Davis

Max Hiller Ellene & Steven Lammers

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Paula Rebecca Anderson Dennis Anderson

IN MEMORY OF: Regina Fleischer & Ella Lebovitz with our condolences to Jan & Michael Lebovitz. Susan Zerin

Faye Bloom, our beloved mother. Davita & Ronald Bloom Arnold L. Klass, our beloved father. Debbie & Joel Brodsky Roman Stupel, my beloved father. Stella Greener Adolfo Zemchuck Celia & Dan Geiger

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Kay Jaffe with our deepest condolences to Jean & Ron Friedman and Family. Rita & Sid Mathias Pervos Family Rona Wolf David Gordon with our deepest sympathy to Lauren Gordon and the entire Gordon Family. Pervos Family

Linda Ragins Teri Pulver Nancy Sherman, beloved mother. Judith and Glenn Goldstein Albert Soll Roberta & Bill Uhler Larry Tepper Cheryl & Marshall Brownfield Ron Weiner, beloved father. The Brandt Family Joseph Zarchy Roberta & Andrew Zarchy Adoldo Zemchuck Celia & Dan Geiger



IIN MEMORY OF: David Gordon, beloved husband of Lauren and father of Ethan and Gabe. Sherry & Marty Krawitz Penny & Glenn Pinkus Asher & Sophie

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Irwin Gerber Gail Gerber, Eric Robin and Elyse Yegelwel Richard Peck, beloved father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Deborah & Howard Tolsky and Family


IN HONOR OF: Adam Gurin’s Confirmation Evy & Irving Gurin


IN HONOR OF: Natalie Solomon receiving the Rabbi’s Award. Marcia & Hesh Lyons



IN HONOR OF: Natalie Solomon receiving the Rabbi' s Award Jenilyn & Jeff Gilbert

IIN APPRECIATION OF: Beth Judea’s generous 50/50 Purim Masquerade Raffle. Ron, Susan & Daniel Shoffet

IN MEMORY OF: Francine Malkin, with our deepest condolences to the Malkin, Weiner and Solomon families. Alyssa & Jim Duvel

IN HONOR OF: Merle Rumack’s birthday. Susan and Marvin Adleman

Kay Jaffe, beloved mother of Jean Friedman. With our deepest condolences to Jean & Ron Friedman. Carla & Elliott Bankendorf Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel Ellen & Jeff Gluskin Rita & Sid Mathias Eva Thalheimer

Natalie Solomon receiving the Rabbi' s Award. Jean & Ron Friedman

IN MEMORY OF: Michael Hoffman, beloved son of Kitty & Bruce Hoffman. Susan and Marvin Adleman

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Paul Fish June & Irv Lieberman

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Morey Coleman Rosalyn Coleman & Family Carl Freedman Lynn & Art Freedman Rose Kriegler, beloved mother. Suzanne Reingold Sara Liebovitz Susan & Michael , Lauren & Steven Mangurten


IN HONOR OF: Natalie Solomon receiving the Rabbi' s Award. Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel

Bertha Sabol Joseph Sabol

Lois & Alan Sabol

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IN HONOR OF: Alyse Lichtenstein reading from the Torah, Love Bubbie & Zaide. Shaynee & Michael Lichtenstein

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Abraham Silberberg Jeanne Babbit

IN MEMORY OF: Anna Barnett, mother of Lou Barnett. Marlene & Stacy Sachs Regina Fleischer & Ella Lebovitz with our condolences to Jan & Mike Lebovitz. Mona & Stephen Klaber David Gordon, beloved husband of Lauren and father of Ethan and Gabe. With our deepest sympathy to the entire Gordon Family The Balogh Family Evy & Irving Gurin Marlene & Stacy Sachs Sylvia & Howard Shore Natalie & Nate Solomon Kay Jaffe, beloved mother of Jean Friedman. With our deepest condolences to Jean & Ron Friedman. Marlene & Stacy Sachs Sherry Katz, beloved father of Susie Rizman. Marlene & Stacy Sachs Francine Malkin, mother of Gary Malkin, Steve Malkin, and aunt of Natalie Solomon. With our deepest condolences. Marlene & Stacy Sachs UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Rose Stark, loving mother , grandmother and greatgrandmother. Linda & Albert Stark

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SPEEDY RECOVERY WISHES: Esther Mosak – glad you are feeling better. The Balogh Family IN HONOR OF: Dana Goldstein being named Board Member of the Year. Marcie, Alan & Ross Marcus Ira Sender’s birthday. Happy Birthday to a great person. Marsha & Chuck Bernstein IN MEMORY OF: Francine Malkin, mother of Gary Malkin, Steve Malkin and aunt of Natalie Solomon. With our deepest condolences. Dana, Ken, Allison and Sari Goldstein Bonnie & Ira Sender UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Jerome Lettvin, beloved uncle. Judith & Glenn Goldstein

Sam Sherman, beloved grandfather. Judith & Glenn Goldstein JUDY WALCER MEMORIAL FUND


IN MEMORY OF: David Gordon, with our deepest sympathy to Lauren Gordon & Family Marcy & Jon Soble JERRY BERENSON MEMORIAL FUND

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Henry Kaner, beloved father and grandfather. Sheldon Kaner and Family JACK RIZMAN MEMORIAL FUND

IN MEMORY OF: Kay Jaffe, loving mother of Jean Friedman. Susan Rizman Natalie & Nate Solomon Perry Katz beloved father of Susan Rizman, with our deepest condolences to Susan and the entire Rizman Family Carol & Joel Babbitt Sheri & Roy Carlson Helene Fox Gail Gerber & Eric Yegelwel Evy & Irving Gurin Merle Linderman Rita & Sid Mathias Sharon & Chuck Newman Bunny & Mark Oberlander Linda & Albert Stark Chuck Walcer Rona Wolf

UPON THE YAHRZEIT OF: Henry Kaner, beloved father and grandfather. Sheldon Kaner and Family


AUGUST 2015 Sunday






Saturday 01 9:00 am Weekly Parsha 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Auf-Ruf 10:30 am Interpret Svc 10:30 am Gan Shabbat

02 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 3:30 pm

03 Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan Planned Giving Fitness Walk Bingo at Friends



7:30 am Minyan 8:15 am Torah Study 6:00 pm HH Honors Meeting 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Choir Reh. 8:00 pm Me’ah Mtg.

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



06 Minyan Shofar Lessons Minyan Facilities Mtg

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7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Weekly Parsha 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9”15 am MC Lieberman 8:00 pm MC Mtg. 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 8:00 pm Israel 9:30 am Baby Naming Committee Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Gan Shabbat Mtg. 7:45 pm .



8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 10:00 am Fitness Walk

6:15 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 9:00 am Weekly Parsha 7:30 pm Minyan 8:15 am Torah Study 6:30 pm Shofar Lessons 7:00 pm Sisterhood 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 8:00 pm Membership Mtg 6:30 pm Edu Com Mtg 7:30 pm Minyan Book Club 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah 7:00 pm Sisterhd Mtg 7:30 pm Minyan Candle Ltg. 10:30 am Interpret Svc 7:30 pm Minyan 7:36pm 10:30 am Gan Shabbat 8:00 pm Choir




8:00 am Talmud Study 6:15 am Minyan 9:00 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 10:00 am Fitness Walk 8:00 pm Ritual Mtg. 11:30 am CBJ Block Party 3:00 pm Anti-Semitism (College Students) . @JCC Northbrk) 7:00 pm Anti-Semitism for Parents & Students AMC in Northbrk

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



8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am

24 Talmud Study Minyan Fitness Walk Maot Chitim Packing

19 Minyan 7:30 am Minyan Torah Study 7:30 pm Minyan Minyan 8:00 pm Finance Mtg. Choir Me’ah Mtg. Israel Spkr. Pastor Harris


8:00 am Rizman Golf Outing 8:00 am Talmud Study 9:00 am Minyan 9:00 am Religious School 10:00 am Fitness Walk 10:00 am Maot Chitim Delivery 12:00 pm Israel Trip Mtg.

6:15 am Minyan 6:00 pm Sisterhood Membship Dinner 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Evangelical Lit 8:00 pm Social Act. Mtg






7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 8:00 pm Exec. Mtg.

7:30 am Minyan 6:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars 7:30 pm Shirat Shabbat Svc

9:00 am Weekly Parsha 9:30 am Shabbat Svc. 9:30 am B’nai Mitzvah 10:30 am Gan Shabbat


6:15 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 6:30 pm Ice Cream Soc 8:15 am Torah Study . & Mini-Mitzvah 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan .



Candle Ltg. 7:25pm




7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan

7:30 am Minyan 7:30 am Minyan 7:30 pm Minyan 7:30 pm Shabbat Svc 8:00 pm Board Mtg. Candle Ltg. 7:14

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29 9:00 am Weekly Parsha 9:30 am Shabbat Svc 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah 9:30 am Auf-Ruf 10:30 am Gan Shabbat

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 Arnie Goldberg Executive Director Lisa Neiman Educational Director Anna Besser Youth Director Marc Sender Editor Evan Rumack

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Candle Lighting Times

Worship Schedule Conducted by Rabbi Jeff Pivo and Cantor Roger J. Weisberg Shabbat Evening Services ........................................ 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Morning Services ....................................... 9:30 a.m. Gan Shabbat – Shabbat Mornings ............................ 10:30 a.m.

Candle Lighting time is calculated for 18 minutes before sunset and is adjusted for Daylight Savings Time. August 7

....................................................... 7:45 p.m.

August 14 ........................................................ 7:36 p.m. August 21 ....................................................... 7:25 p.m.

Weekday Morning Minyan: Sunday .................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Monday ................................................................ 6:15 a.m. Tuesday through Friday ........................................ 7:30 a.m.

August 28 ........................................................ 7:14 p.m.

Weekday Evening Minyan: Monday through Thursday .................................... 7:30 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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