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Great Beginnings for the New Year The New Year is off to a great start at Beth Tfiloh, with the after-glow of a wonderful High Holy Day season that set the tone for a year of Jewish involvement, meaning and renewal.

Wednesday, October 9

The holidays began with a wonderful Selichot service and kumsitz, led by Hazzan Avi Albrecht and the Kol Fusion a capella group. A packed Tuvin enjoyed a festive sing-

7:30pm

STANLEY Z. PENN MEMORIAL LECTURE An evening with two of the nation’s leading Jewish editors

7:30pm Beth Tfiloh Rosen Arts Center 3300 Old Court Road - Use High School Entrance

GARY ROSENBLATT

PHIL JACOBS

MODERATED by Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg. Free and open to the public. Event preceeded by a Leadership Gifts Society Dinner (by invitation only).

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg will address The Mystical, the Rational, the Ethical and the American Way: Four Paths to One God at 7pm, followed by a session of outstanding elective classes. Fee ELECTIVE COURSES • Bar/Bat Mizvah Planning for Parents Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, Mrs. Zipora Schorr, Rabbi Chai Posner • History of the Israel Defense Forces Mr. Josh Gurewitsch • The Jewish Way to Yoga Mrs. Malka Raskas

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a-long with Rabbi Chai Posner and his brother, Tzachi Posner, on guitar. Following this “ruach fest”, a standing room only crowd was treated to a spirited Selichot Service, with rousing melodies and infectious tempos. The feeling in the room was palpable Selichot at BT had never been better. The following week marked the opening of school, with our Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School welcoming 117 new students, from public schools, other day schools and independent schools. The new families not only expanded the school’s enrollment in all divisions, but represent the growth in the spectrum of observance of Jewish families for whom BT has become the school of choice. The High Holy Days featured inspiring services led by Hazzan Albrecht in the Dahan Sanctuary and a spirited Auditorium service led by Rabbi Elan Adler, with talk-ofthe-town sermons by Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg and Rabbi Chai Posner. Over 350 children participated in High Holy Day Youth Services,

GUEST SPEAKERS Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher of the New York Jewish Week, and Phil Jacobs, former Executive Editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times and the Washington Jewish Week. They will explore the topic, “Jewish Editors Walking the Tightrope”.

MERCAZ FALL SEMESTER

Celebrating the Joy of Judaism, Embracing all Jews.

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THIS MONTH @ BT RABBI MITCHELL WOHLBERG

NOVELIST, NAOMI RAGEN

RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN

GUEST SPEAKERS include Novelist Naomi Ragen (Oct. 23) and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin (Nov. 6)

See details on pages 8-9 • Judaic Art Studio Mrs. Chava Feldman • Women in Jewish Law Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz & Mrs. Toby Kaplowitz • Yiddish Workshop Ms. Miriam Trinh & Mr. Eliezer Niborski

Noah’s Ark Shabbat

Sat. Oct 5

Block Party

Sun. Oct 6

Penn Lecture

Wed. Oct 9

Orioles Shabbat

Sat. Oct 12

Mercaz Fall Semester Wed. Oct 16, 23 & 30 Eat, Pray, Learn

Sat. Oct 19

COMING IN NOVEMBER Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Wed. Nov 6

High School Play

Nov. 12/14

Chanukah Fireworks

Wed. Nov 27

Alumni Weekend

Nov 27-30

For details, please call 410-413-2321 or visit our website at www.bethtfiloh.com/mercaz. I N S I D E > Calendar 2 | B‘nei Mitzvah 3 | Sisterhood 4 | Brotherhood 5 | Mercaz 6 | School 8 | Youth 11 | Contributions 12


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8:30 am 7:00 am 6:20 pm 6:30 pm 6:40 pm

8:30 am 7:00 am 6:10 pm 6:20 pm 6:30 pm

8:30 am 7:00 am 6:00 pm 6:10 pm 6:20 pm

Sun Shacharit M-F Shacharit S-Th Mincha S-Th PM Class S-Th Maariv

Sun Shacharit M-F Shacharit S-Th Mincha S-Th PM Class S-Th Maariv

Sun Shacharit M-F Shacharit S-Th Mincha S-Th PM Class S-Th Maariv

Sun Shacharit 8:30 am M-Th Shacharit 7:00 am S-Th Mincha 5:50 pm S-Th PM Class 6:00 pm S-Th Maariv 6:10 pm

7:00 am 6:30 pm 6:40 pm 6:50 pm

T-F Shacharit T-Th Mincha T-Th PM Class T-Th Maariv

Weekday Services

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T’hillim are recited each weekday morning 10 minutes prior to Shacharit prayers.

Please note:

MONDAY 27 TISHREI

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9th Grade Parent Meeting

Beit Midrash

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Beit Midrash

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PENN LECTURE with Gary Rosenblatt & Phil Jacobs

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MS Back to School Night

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6:45 pm

6:25 pm 6:30 pm

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Rosh Chodesh

Mincha Kabbalat Shabbat

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Rosh Chodesh

Family Service Noah’s Ark Live Kindergarten Shabbat Lunch

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SATURDAY

6:35 pm

6:15 pm 6:20 pm

Homeless Extra Lunch Program

Mincha Kabbalat Shabbat

Orioles Shabbat Minyan Meyuchad

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Downtown Lunch & Learn Religious Services Board of Directors

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THURSDAY

HS Back to School Night

MERCAZ FALL SEMESTER Adult Bat Mitzvah Yaffe Scholars

Mincha Kabbalat Shabbat

6:25 pm

6:04 pm 6:10 pm

Eat, Pray & Learn

BT in the AM Mercaz Book Club Davening & Dunkin’ Advanced Talmud Sunday Soccer MS Conferences

HS Conferences

Beit Midrash Hebrew Reading Judaic Art Studio

MERCAZ FALL SEMESTER Adult Bat Mitzvah Yaffe Scholars

MS Conferences

Coat & Clothing Drive

Mercaz Book Club

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Davening & Dunkin’ BT in the AM Beit Midrash Advanced Talmud Sunday Soccer Hebrew Reading Living Room Learning Sisterhood Program Judaic Art Studio

Lunch Bunch MERCAZ FALL SEMESTER with Naomi Ragen Adult Bat Mitzvah Yaffe Scholars

6:15 pm Homeless Extra Lunch Program PS & HS Shabbat Dinners

Mincha Kabbalat Shabbat

5:55 pm 6:00 pm Rak Shalom B’nei Mitzvah Program Havdallah & 5th Grade Field Games

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Davening & Dunkin’ BT in the AM Sunday Soccer Advanced Talmud

Beit Midrash Hebrew Reading Judaic Art Studio

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Electronics Recycling & Shredding

BLOCK PARTY

Davening & Dunkin’ Sunday Soccer

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SUNDAY

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CHAYE SARAH Shacharit The Minyan Teen Minyan PM Class Mincha Seudah Maariv Shabbat Ends

VAYERA Shacharit The Minyan Teen Minyan PM Class Mincha Seudah Maariv Shabbat Ends

LECH LECHA Shacharit The Minyan Teen Minyan PM Class Mincha Seudah Maariv Shabbat Ends

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Shabbat Services NOACH Shacharit The Minyan Teen Minyan PM Class Mincha Seudah Maariv Shabbat Ends

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Mazel Tov B'nei Mitzvah Jaclyn Faye Torn

vkhd vrupm Daughter of Diane and Nathan Torn Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jaclyn attends Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and is the sister of Shoshana and Max Torn. She is the granddaughter of Anna Torn, and Mildred and Philip Nochumowitz. Her hobbies include water sports, art, reading, her dog, Murphy, and travelling. For her Mitzvah Project, Jaclyn is learning to be an active member of the “Pets on Wheels” group, visiting infirmed people of all ages.

Jacob Cohen

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Jacob attends Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and is the brother of Joshua, Jared and Jonah Cohen. He is the grandson of Ira (Mindelle) Pierce, Joahne Pierce, and Ian Cohen; and the great-grandson, of Ethel Cohen. His hobbies include videotaping, movie making, lacrosse, and reading. For his Mitzvah Project, Jacob is learning about the various programs and raising money for children with spinal cord injuries at Kennedy Krieger. He will be making posters and running in a race to support the children.

Joshua Cohen

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Joshua attends Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and is the

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vumn hbc cuy kzn brother of Jacob, Jared and Jonah Cohen. He is the grandson of Ira (Mindelle) Pierce, Joahne Pierce, and Ian Cohen; and the great-grandson, of Ethel Cohen. His hobbies include basketball, soccer, video games, and reading. For his Mitzvah Project, Joshua is learning about the various programs and raising money for children with brain disorders at Kennedy Krieger. He will be making posters and running in a race to support the children.

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which included a family PreSchool service led by our rabbis, as well as five separate services for PreSchool through 12th Grade.

Please support the following Social Action projects and help show that BT Cares! Fridays, October 11, 25 n­² H.E.L.P. HOMELESS EXTRA LUNCH PROGRAM Bring an extra bagged lunch for needy families, sponsored by the HS Student Government Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 8

Rabbi Adler was a guest speaker on Shabbat Shuva and, in his inimitable way, had everyone “rolling in the aisles”. Rabbi Wohlberg’s Shabbat Shuva Drasha also drew a record crowd, as the rabbi addressed Jewish laws relating to burial and related traditions.

n­² COAT & CLOTHING DRIVE

Sukkot at BT included yom tov services, activities and programs for virtually every age group. The beautiful Sukkot traditions were capped off with a rousing Simchat Torah celebration, with our firstever Israeli-style barbeque kiddush, complete with hot dogs and Israeli salads.

Sunday, November 3 9 am - 3 pm in the Auditorium

Now, with the holidays behind us, BT begins an action-packed calendar of programs, starting with the annual BT Block Party (Oct. 6), the Penn Lecture (Oct. 9) and the Mercaz Fall Semester (Oct. 16). There is something for everyone, including some very special Shabbat programs for our young families, to enhance our popular weekly children’s services. For a complete calendar of events, visit our website’s comprehensive calendar at www.bethtfiloh.com/calendar.

Bring clothing, coats, shoes, blankets and towels in good condition that will be donated to families affiliated with the Wolfe Street Academy in Baltimore City. All sizes appreciated. For details, contact Lindsay Gaister (lgaister@btfiloh.org) or Debbie Disney (ddisney@btfiloh.org).

n­² BT BLOOD DRIVE Save a life. Protect your family by becoming a blood donor or volunteering. Co-sponsored by the Brotherhood, Youth Center and BT Cares! For more information about these and other BT Social Action programs, contact BT Cares! Chairperson, Lindsay Gaister at 410-413-2224.

Change in Shabbat morning schedule Beginning in October, Shabbat morning services in the Sanctuary will be starting at 9:00 am. Please note this change in our schedule.

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Sisterhood News A special treat for you! On Monday, October 21, 7:30 pm in the Tuvin Hall, Sisterhood will host Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine editor, cellist, sports maven, and film critic, who will delight us with her views on cinema, reminiscence about her favorite (and maybe not so) films, and take us inside the entertainment world. A discussion and dessert reception will follow. Free and open to the public with a reservation. Call Anita Knisbacher (443-798-8888) to reserve your spot. Sisterhood Donor Banquet will take place on Monday, November 25. Honorees are Phyllis Neuman and Ricka Neuman, mother and daughter, for their devoted service to the congregation. Donor chairs are Susan Waranch and Charlene Schimberg. It’s time to get your passes for Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” gala shopping day. On Tuesday, October 22, 9 a.m.—11 p.m., you can shop at Boscov’s (Westminster or White Marsh). The stores will be open only to pass holders on that day. The tax-deductible $5.00 donation cards entitle you to store entry, door prizes, large raffle prizes, and discounts of up to 25% for all-day shopping. Buy passes in the Gift Shop, or call Roselyn Kalb (410-486-3456) or Rosalie Klotzman (410-484-3393). Bring your friends and family, support Sisterhood projects, and shop till you drop. Chanukah is early this year. First night is November 27, and the Gift Shop is ready with children’s toys, chocolate

SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Phone: 410-413-2227 www.bethtfiloh.com/giftshop

Hours:

gelt, and lovely chanukiahs. Visit the Gift Shop for religious items, advance bulk orders for B’nai Mitzvot celebrations, unique gifts, latke servers, oneof-a-kind aprons, and fine dining and kitchen items. On Saturday, November 16, at 8:00 p.m., you’re invited to a combined Sisterhood/Brotherhood-sponsored Gala Night of Bingo in the Tuvin Hall. Come and socialize with your friends. Cash prizes and special prizes will add to the fun. Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $22.00 at the door. For reservations and information, please call Roselyn Kalb (410-486-3456). Chesed Committee: This committee

sends cards and phone calls to our ailing and homebound members. Please contact Roselyn Kalb (410-486-3456) if you wish to help. Every minute you spend is a mitzvah. ZUMBA! Classes for ZUMBA are now in full swing for your fitness and enjoyment. Take regular ZUMBA on Mondays and toning with weights on Wednesdays. Both classes begin at 8:45 a.m. in the High School dance room. Fees are $7.00 per class or $16.00 per set (four consecutive classes within the month) and are not transferable between classes. Please contact Carol Oppenheim (410-363-2482) for updated information and to sign up.

Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood cordially invites you to celebrate our

Annual Donor Dinner Honoring

Phyllis Neuman & Ricka Neuman

Sun., Tues., Wed. - 10 am–1 pm Mon., Tues., Thurs. - 1–4:30 pm

For their years of dedication to Beth Tfiloh

Mitzvah Cards

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brenda Boches Marcia Miller

410-585-1045 410-580-2039

Hors D’Oeuvres followed by Dinner

Special Mitzvah Cards Charlene Schimberg

410-413-2217

Beth Tfiloh Auditorium

410-486-3456

Couvert: $90

Chesed Committee Roselyn Kalb

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Brotherhood News

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BROTHERHOOD REMINDERS Annual Blood Drive: Sunday, November 3 - 9 am–3 pm, BT Auditorium

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BLOOD DRIVE Sunday, November 3, 2013 9 am - 3 pm • BT AUDITORIUM

S. Harold Cohen Scholarship Fund Cards: $10 each or 4 for $36 – Call 410-486-1900 Brotherhood Brick Plaza: $90 per brick, 410-413-2238 / brotherhood@btfiloh.org Brotherhood Dues: $30 per year – 410-413-2238 / brotherhood@btfiloh.

Use the Synagogue Entrance

TOP 5 REASONS TO GIVE BLOOD: 5. You will get free juice and cookies! 4. You will be helping to ensure that blood is there when you or someone close to you may need it.

BROTHERHOOD & SISTERHOOD

3. Blood is something money can’t buy; it is something that one caring person can give to another. 2. You will be someone’s hero! In fact, you may help save up to 3 lives with just one donation. 1. It’s the right thing to do (a huge mitzvah!) Together, we can save a life.

Blood Drive Registration Please return to the Synagogue office or Youth Center by Wednesday, October 29. Register online at www.bethtfiloh.com/register Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________ I would like to donate blood at the following time: (check one) o 9:00 - 9:15 am

o 10:00 - 10:15 am

o 11:00 - 11:15 am

o 1:00 - 1:15 pm

o 2:00 - 2:15 pm

o 9:15 - 9:30 am

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o 11:15 - 11:30 am

o 1:15 - 1:30 pm

o 2:15 - 2:30 pm

o 9:30 - 9:45 am

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o 2:45 - 3:00 pm

This Blood Drive is being sponsored by the Beth Tfiloh Youth Center and the Beth Tfiloh Brotherhood. For more information, please contact Lindsay Gaister at 410-413-2224 or lgaister@btfiloh.org.

Join the BT Professional Network on Linkedin All members of the Beth Tfiloh family are invited to join the Beth Tfiloh Professional Network, a growing group on Linkedin. This group was originally founded by BT members Neil Sweren, Rob Hirschmann and Dan Kaplan. This group was created to serve its members by providing a forum for networking, professional resources, and sharing connections, both online, through the LindedIn group, and at offline meetings and networking sessions.

We welcome Beth Tfiloh members, school parents, faculty/staff (current and past), alumni, alumni parents and alumni spouses to further their ties and connections to one another and to Beth Tfiloh by creating a supportive business environment for professional growth and advancement.

BINGO NITE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

8 PM TUVIN ASSEMBLY HALL $18 in advance $22 at the door For reservations, call Roselyn Kalb 410-486-3456

The Linkedin group provides a searchable online member directory with links to online resumes and profiles. In addition to discusions and sharing of articles, members may post jobs (both job openings and jobs wanted) and promote their businesses. To join, go to www.linkedin.com, search for “Beth Tfiloh Professional Network”, and click “JOIN”. For more information, contact Joan Feldman at jfeldman@btfiloh.org or 410-413-2312. 5


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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate: Failure or Future?

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School News Welcome to new faculty We extend a warm welcome to the following new members of the faculty of Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School: Mrs. Chana Benzaquen, MS Hebrew Mrs. Joan Brown, LS/MS Math Resource Mrs. Jennifer Cooper, Two’s Teacher Ms. Amorette Del Valle, BT Plus Mrs. Jessica Fink, Grade 3 General Studies Mr. David Hercenberg ‘03, HS Multimedia Mrs. Victoria Hervitz ‘05, PS Student Services Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz, Rabbi-in-Residence Mrs. Toby Kaplowitz, Grade 2 & MS Judaic Studies Mr. Zachary Kuter, MS Math/Science Mrs. Sheri Knauth, Youth Dept. Administrative Assistant Ms. Kathleen McLaughlin, HS Chemistry/ Physics/Algebra Mrs. Rachel Rabenstein, 2s Assistant Mrs. Shawna Rubenstein, Gan Aleph Assistant Mrs. Vickie Rubenstein, Kindergarten Assistant Mrs. Shoshana Shechter, Two’s & PS Hebrew Ms. Lizabeth Shrier, MS History/Davening Ms. Shevy Sochaczewski, Grade 1/Judaic Studies Assistant Ms. Lizzy Solovey ‘09, Alumni Coordinator Mrs. Jennifer Traub, LS Reading Specialist Ms. Lisa Warren, HS Foreign Language Mrs. Stacey Weber, MS Humanities Ms. Elana Weissman, LS Student Services Ms. Ida Zelaya, PS Administrative Assistant

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WELCOME NEW MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (l-r): Mr. Zachary Kuter (MS Math/Science), Mrs. Liz Shrier (MS Judaic Studies), Ms. Kathleen McLaughlin (HS Chemistry/ Physics/Algebra), Ms. Lisa Warren (HS Foreign Language), Ms. Joan Brown (LS/MS Math), Mrs. Toby Kaplowitz (LS/MS Judaic Studies), Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz (HS Judaic Studies), Mrs. Chana Perel Benzaquen (MS Judaics Studies, not pictured)

WELCOME NEW PRESCHOOL & LOWER SCHOOL TEACHERS (l-r): Ms. Ida Zelaya (PS Admin. Asst.), Mrs. Rachel Rabenstein (2s Asst.), Mrs. Shoshana Schechter (PS 2s & Hebrew), Ms. Shevy Sochaczewski (Gr. 1 Asst.), Mrs. Elana Weissman (LS Student Services), Mrs. Jessica Fink (Gr. 3 General Studies), Mrs. Joan Brown (LS Math Resource), Mrs. Vickie Rubenstein (Kindergarten Asst.), Mrs. Toby Kaplowitz (Grade 2 Judaic Studies), and Mrs. Jennifer Traub (LS Reading Specialist)

November 8th MINYAN SHABBAT DINNER November 16th FAMILY SHABBATON

“A Look at Laughter” A full day of family Shabbat fun, friends, feast and festivities.

Join us for Shabbat Morning services

followed by a delicious lunch for the entire family. Activities, scavenger hunts, gym time, joke contest for the kids Family activities will include a panel discussion with the Rabbis and comedian Joel Chasnoff, and classes with faculty for the parents. The day will conclude with a sumptuous seudat shelishit and havdallah. Chairpersons: Lisa Diamond, Nonny Kelly


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School News

Learning together.

Beth Tfiloh is school. It’s community. It’s home. It’s where our friends are. When we’re at BT, we know who we are. For more information about your place in our school, contact the Office of Admission at 410.413.2308. PreSchool through Grade 12 Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School bethtfiloh.com/3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208/410.486.1905

For life. OPEN HOUSES Thurs. Nov. 14 8:45 AM Lower School Open House Sun. Nov. 17 10:00 AM High School Open House Tues. Nov. 19 7:00 PM Middle School Open House

BACK TO SCHOOL! Top left: High School students spoke to parents at the New Parent Dinner. Top center: 8th Graders were excited to receive their new iPads. Top right: Our record number of two year olds (5 classes) love coming to school. Bottom left: Lower School students were all smiles on the first day of school. Bottom right: Middle School students went to Rabbi Wohlberg’s stream to recite Tashlich before Rosh Hashana.

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Mercaz News Start the year off with a commitment to Jewish learing with one of the following classes beginning in October: DAVENING & DUNKIN’ Rabbi Chai Posner

Sundays at 8:30 am

Bring your family for davening following by a delicious breakfast and a family-style Torah class. Begins October 6.

TUESDAY BEIT MIDRASH Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Gain a deeper understanding of how Torah can enrich your daily life, through this interactive class for all backgrounds. Begins October 8.

HEBREW READING CRASH COURSE Mrs. Elana Vogel Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Learn to read Hebrew and enhance your participation in Jewish life. Begins October 15.

BUS TOUR OF HISTORIC

JEWISH BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOODS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 This three-hour tour will include stops at the Jewish

Doesn’t your college student deserve a BT Holiday Gift Package? In an effort to maintain ties with our young adults, Beth Tfiloh is pleased to again offer a series of complimentary holiday packages, gifts and materials for college students. The mailings correspond this year with Purim and Pesach and are made possible through the generosity of the Beth Tfiloh Brotherhood. Please assist your student and us by providing current residence information, even if there has been no change. We must have a new registration for the current year in order to include a student in our mailing list. We would appreciate your making sure that the address is complete and legible to ensure that it will reach your child. Please let us know if they move during the year. All addresses must be received by Wednesday, October 31 in order for students to receive our first mailing. Please help us by filling out the form below and returning it to the Beth Tfiloh Youth Center, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. If you have any questions, contact the Youth Center at 410-413-2221.

COLLEGE PACKAGE PROGRAM Please return (or e-mail to sknauth@btfiloh.org) PARENT’s Information: Name__________________________________________________________

Museum of Maryland, B’nei Israel, Lloyd Street

Home Phone ___________________________________________________

Synagogue and the original Beth Tfiloh Synagogue. Our

Cell Phone:_____________________________________________________

guides will be Laura Shaw Frank and Rabbi Etan Mintz.

E-mail Address __________________________________________________

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. BT Members and Affiliates: $17 / General Public: $22. Call the Mercaz office at 410-413-2321 for additional information or to register.

 I would like to help mail the packages. STUDENT’s college address (as it should appear on mailing label):* Name__________________________________________________________ College Name (if on campus)_______________________________________ Address on/off campus____________________________________________ Dorm/Apt #____________________________________________________ City/State________________________________ Zip___________________ Home Phone Number____________________________________________ Cell Phone Number______________________________________________ E-Mail Address__________________________________________________ Year of high school graduation_____________________________________ *The college package program is only for students in America. Please let us know if they move during the year.

Original Beth Tfiloh Synagogue on Garrison Boulevard

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SHABBATFEST WITH RAK SHALOM Friday & Saturday, October 25-26 FRIDAY NIGHT • Storytelling Shabbat-Enjoy family story time and a dynamic storyteller before Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner. • Kabbalat Shabbat with Rak Shalom and Mr. Singer • Family Friendly PreSchool Shabbat Dinner • High School Shabbat Shabbatfest SHABBAT MORNING • Rak Shalom will sing at Children’s Services and share their music in the Dahan Sanctuary • Shabbat afternoon workshop with our BT A Capella Group, Koleinu • Music at Seudat Shelishit

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We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions to our Congregation & School BETH TFILOH DAHAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL In Honor of: Cantor Avi and Ahuva Albrecht, on the birth of their grandson, Aden, by Cheri and David Hurwitz and Family, Shirley and Irv Littman. Marty Auster and Adrian Dobs, on the birth of their twin granddaughters, by Cheri and David Hurwits and Family. Lois and Harold Balser, on their grandson, Alex, becoming a Bar Mitzvah, by Phyllis and Sam Gold. Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Myrna and Ben Cardin, Lois and Ben Sigman, Annette and Edwin Snyder. Sara May Gold, wishing her a happy and sweet New Year, by Rhoda and Stanley Brown. Ann Leikach, on her special birthday, by Leah Hochman and Corinne Schwartz, Donna and Albert Polovoy. Tova and Rony Natanzon, with thanks for their wonderful hospitality, by the Sachs and Shevrin families. Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Maureen and Howard Davidov, Brenda and Joseph Pariser, Rena and Sheldon Polun, Phyllis and Bernie Rice. Harriette and Stephen Wienner, on their son, Alex, becoming a Bar Mitzvah, by Marcia and Alvin Sachs. Rabbi Mitchell and Sherry Wohlberg, in honor of Rabbi Wohlberg and wishing them a Happy New Year, by Reta Davis. Jacqueline and Stanley Ziskind, on their 15th wedding anniversary, by Phyllis and Sam Gold.

Marc Leavey, on his special 65th birthday, by Elaine and Fred Meiseles. Ann Leikach, on her special 90th birthday, by Flora Friedman, Sonya Setren. Mandi and Brett Miller, on the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose, by Susan and Paul Harans. Mr. and Mrs. Amit Nadiv, on the birth of their son, Liam, by Sharon and Jacob Benus. Marilyn Rosenblatt, on her special birthday, by Susie and Morty Mindell. Sandy and Heshy Schoenfeld, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Susie and Morty Mindell. A generous donation was made by Suzanne and Charles Walder. Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Elayne and Buzz Berg, Irene and Robert Russel. Rabbi Mitchell and Sherry Wohlberg, wishing them a sweet and Happy New Year, by Hersh Pachino. In Memory of: Burt Bank, by Richard Rynd. Sally Bormel, by Michele, Steven, Marisa, and Syd Rubin. Rose Lazinsky, by Wendy and Jeffrey Miller and Family. Zahava Velder, by Elma and Marvin Rombro, Sandy and Howard Rosenblatt Jerome Walters, by Jack Finkelstein and Fran Kessler, Judy and Marty Mintz, Irene and Robert Russel

BROTHERHOOD S. HAROLD COHEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Speedy Recovery to:

In Honor of:

Rhoda and Stanley Brown, by their children.

Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Miriam Cohen and Marty Cohen. Marc Leavey, on his special birthday, by Maureen and Howard Davidov.

In Memory of: Lauren Albert, by Cheri and David Hurwitz and Family. Sally Bormel, by Bonnie and Neil Katz. Gloria Dondes, by the Gartenhaus Family. Sidney Finglass, by Bonnie and Neil Katz. Warren Keyser, by Helaine Greenfeld and Richard Mintz, Bonnie and Neil Katz. Rose Lazinsky, by Cheri and David Hurwitz, Shirley and Irv Littman. Helen London, by Bonnie and Neil Katz. Martin P. Pinsky, by Lyn and Freddie Traub and Family. Martin Posner, by Francine Bye and Ken Nohe. Jerry Walters, by Ethel and Isaac Gheiler, Dorathy and Arnie Golberg.

BETH TFILOH DAHAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Honor of: Barbara Aarons, wishing her good luck in her new home, by Rosalie Sellman. Cantor Avi and Ahuva Albrecht, wishing them a sweet and Happy New Year, by Hersh Pachino. Mira and Nissim Dahan, on Erin’s forthcoming marriage, by Irene and Robert Russel.

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PAUL BURMAN HOSPITALITY FUND: Speedy Recovery to: Steve Bond, by Marsha and Ellis Caplan.

SAMUEL AND SIDNEY EPSTEIN CHAPEL FUND In Memory of:

In Memory of: Lauren Albert, by Marsha, Jacob and Joey Danick, Abby and Stephen Lazinsky. Marcie Jeffers, by Marsha, Jacob and Joey Danick. Rose Lazinsky, by Ruth and David Naftaly. Martin Posner, by Lisa and Steve Attman. Jerome Walters, by Berly and Avi Hershkovitz.

SONIA AND STANLEY GOLDBERG ADOPT-A-CHILD FUND In Honor of: Zipora and Mordechai Glazer, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Dawn and Glenn Goldberg. Sonia and Stanley Goldberg, on their 65th wedding anniversary, by Sandra Passanante. Speedy Recovery to: Sharon Hackerman, by Dawn and Glenn Goldberg.

ALAN J. KARLIN CHATAN TORAH HONOR FUND In Honor of: Sharon and Jacob Benus, on the birth of their grandson, by Judy Caplan and Stuart Poltilove. Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by June Karlin.

BETTY KATZ SISTERHOOD FLOWER FUND In Honor of: Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Maureen and Howard Davidov.

LAWRENCE M. KATZ ISRAEL TRIP FUND In Honor of: Adrian Dobs and Martin Auster, on the birth of their twin granddaughters, by Sharon and Jacob Benus. Joan Muhlfelder, on the birth of her grandson, by Sharon and Jacob Benus. Mr. and Mrs. Ari Shifrin, on the birth of their granddaughter, by Sharon and Jacob Benus. Eve Steinberg, on the birth of her granddaughter, Lital, by Sharon and Jacob Benus.

Milton Aiken, by Larry Aiken.

MAX AND ESTHER KAYE ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

GENERAL FUND

In Honor of:

In Honor of: June Finkelstein, on her 95th birthday, by Joyce and Marty Grand. A generous donation was made by Susan and Arnold Frank. Ann Leikach, on her 90th birthday, by Irene and Frank Bressler. Rabbi Ross Singer and Family, for their Shabbat hospitality to Jeremy in Israel, by Barbara and David Cohen. Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Sandy and Howard Rosenblatt.

Cantor Avi and Ahuva Albrecht, on the birth of their grandson, Aden, by Shelley and Bob Kaye. In Memory of: Sidney Finglass, by Susan and Michael Sless. Rose Lazinsky, by Shelley and Bob Kaye. Ruth Levin, by Susan and Michael Sless. Lee Sagar, by Shelley and Bob Kaye. Barry Vogelstein, by Susan and Michael Sless. Josef Vomberg, by Susan and Michael Sless.


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JEROME KIRSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Zahava Elder, by Rachel and Alfred Meisels.

Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Tamara and Donald Kirson.

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

JOSEPH AND ROSE LAZINSKY LIBRARY FUND In Memory of: Rose Lazinsky, by Diane, Merton, and Beverly Cohen, Shari and Larry Cooper, Rosalie Sellman, Sylvia Tulkoff.

JERRY LICHTER SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND Speedy Recovery to: Amy Elias, by Rosalyn and Barry Goldberg.

THE MERCAZ DAHAN CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE AND LEARNING In Honor of: Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their 50th wedding anniversary, by Harriet and Morton Silverstein.

NELSON NEUMAN FAMILY KIDDUSH FUND: In Honor of: Charlene Schimberg, for her many kindnesses, by Phyllis Neuman. Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Phyllis Neuman. Rabbi Chaim and Malky Wecker, on the birth of their son, by Larry Aiken.

In Honor of: Faye and Abraham Adler, for a happy and healthy New Year, by Adele and Gerald Sidle. Cantor Avi and Ahuva Albrecht, on the birth of their grandson, by Richard Rynd and Family. Alexander Baer, for a happy and healthy New Year, by Adele and Gerald Sidle. Arlene and Alan Carmel, on the birth of their grandson, Mason Frederick Challmes, by Blanche and Melvin Bernstein. Sandy and Sheldon Dobres, on their special anniversary, by Benita and Seymour Lozinsky, Ellen and Carl Love, Gilbert Zemlak, Judy and Arnold Zerwitz. Helene Penn Dorf, for a happy and healthy New Year, by Adele and Gerald Sidle. Maurice Feldman, on his special birthday, by Sonia and Ed Obstler. Willard Hackerman, on his 75th anniversary at Whitting Turner, by Joan and Bob Levine. A generous donation was made in gratitude, by Joan Jacobs. Ruth and Melvin Kabik, for a happy and healthy New Year, by Adele and Gerald Sidle. Ann Leikach, on her special birthday, by Wilma and Paul Alpert. Howard Rosenblatt, on his 75th birthday, by

MILTON AND RAE SAMUELSON MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Beloved father of David Littman, by Barbara and Steve Samuelson.

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ELLYN AND STEPHEN POLAKOFF SENIOR TRIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND Adam Kruger, in appreciation of his kindness and support, by Ellyn and Stephen Polakoff. Larry Layton, on his special 60th birthday, by Ellyn and Stephen Polakoff.

Shelley and Sheldon Goldseker. Andrew Segall, on being recognized as one of the top VIPs in Baltimore by the Daily Record, by Mindy and Ronald Fishkind. Dora and Joe Waranch, on their 70th wedding anniversary, by Rosalie and Malcolm Renbaum, Richard Rynd and Family. Shai and Eli Werdesheim, on the birth of their son, by Richard Rynd and Family. Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, for his support and assistance, and for helping to officiate at the Bris of our son, Shai Benjamin Blecher, by Mia and Lee Blecher. Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, in appreciation, by Sonia Maltinsky.

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Condolences

SISTERHOOD GIFT FUND In Honor of: Marc Leavey, on his special 65th birthday, by Donna and Calvin Belsky. Speedy Recovery to:

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We extend our heartfelt condolences to the following members: To Barry Walters on the loss of his father, Jerome “Jerry” Walters.

Steve Bond, by Linda and David Barron. Sonia Maltinsky, by Rosann and Keith Ehrlich.

Shabbat Flowers Sponsors

RABBI MITCHELL WOHLBERG BOOK FUND

We gratefully appreciate the generosity of the following individuals for their sponsorship of the Bima flowers on Shabbat morning:

In Honor of: A generous donation was made by Roslyn and Barry Goldberg, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Mandi and Brett Miller, on the birth of their daughter Emma Rose, by Rachelle and Ronnie Silverstein.

Mazel Tov

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We extend a Mazel Tov to the following members: To Cantor Avi and Ahuva Albrecht on the birth of their grandson, Aden Areyeh Albrecht, son of Shai Albrecht and Eli Werdesheim. To Judge Paul Alpert on his birthday. To Erin Dahan and Tzuriel Fenigstein on their marriage; and to the parents, Mira and Nissim Dahan, and Gila and Rafael Fenigstein. To Mira Dahan on her special 60th birthday To Rachel and Slava Katz on the naming of their daughter, Ella Simone; and to the grandparents, Mira and Nissim Dahan, and Lyuda and Boris Katz. To Rosalie and Jerry Klotzman on their 55th wedding anniversary. To Barbara Pariser on her special birthday. To Steven Pruce on his special 60th birthday. To Marilyn Rosenblatt and her twin, Bernard Schoenfeld on their special birthday. To Heshy Schoenfeld on his special birthday. To Sandy and Heshy Schoenfeld on their special wedding anniversary. To Susan and Howard Sirkis on the birth of their grandson, Colby Jerome, son of Shelby and Jason Dorich. To Dora and Joe Waranch on their 70th wedding anniversary.

Speedy Recovery vnka vtupr We wish the following members a speedy and complete recovery: Mildred Aronoff Alan Carmel Elaine Fried Rita Friedman Brian Hoff Stanley Hoffman Zelma Klein Willie Mazer Michael Yerman

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AUGUST 31 - the children and grandchildren of Sandy and Sheldon Dobres in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors We gratefully appreciate the generosity of the following individuals for their sponsorship of the weekly Shabbat morning Kiddush: AUGUST 3 – the Nelson Neuman Family Kiddush Fund AUGUST 10 - the family of Dora and Joe Waranch in honor of their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary. AUGUST 17 - Mira and Nissim Dahan in honor of the auf ruf of Tzuriel Isaac Fenigstein, son of Gila and Refael Fenigstein, and his upcoming marriage to their daughter, Erin Michelle Dahan; for the baby naming of their granddaughter Ella Simone, daughter of Rachel and Slava Katz and granddaughter of Boris and Lyuda Katz; and for Mira Dahan’s special 60th birthday. AUGUST 24 - Harriette and Stephen Wienner in honor of their son, Alex Wienner becoming a Bar Mitzvah. AUGUST 31 - Fran and Steve Pruce in honor of Steve’s special birthday. SEPTEMBER 7 – the Nelson Neuman Family Kiddush Fund.

grandparents Chana and Michael Shapiro, and Howard’s brother Mark Rosenblatt; and by Jack and Alison Tucker and Harold and Robin Tucker to commemorate the yahrzeit of their beloved mother, Eva Tucker; and by Deborah and Searle Mitnick in memory of their mothers, Stella Gersuk and Bernice Mitnick.

Memorial Plaques Memorial Plaques have been purchased in memory of the following: Anna Arnoff Nathan Arnoff Sally Bormel Jane Platt DeSesa Seymour Dipkin George Platt Robert M. Winegrad Shirley Wolf

Simcha Plaques Simcha Plaques have been purchased in honor of the following: Sonia and Stanley Goldberg, in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary, by their children and grandchildren Barbara Pariser, in honor of her 70th birthday, by her friends, Carole Becker, Harriet Holzman, Susan and Larry Schultz. Steven Pruce, in honor of his 60th birthday, by Fran, Cheryl, Alan and Caroline Pruce. Dora and Joe Waranch, in honor of their 70th anniversary, by Reba and Arnold Cohen, Irvin Fishbein, Barbara and Julian Goldberg, Minnie and Irving Hyatt, Willie Mazer.

Yahrzeit Contributions Seudah Shelishit Sponsors We gratefully appreciate the generosity of the following sponsors of the weekly Shabbat afternoon Seudah Shelishit: AUGUST 3 - Teri, David Caleb and Aidan Gitlitz” to commemorate the yahrzeit of David’s father Mel Gitlitz. AUGUST 10 - Marla Taxin in honor of her husband, Adam Taxin’s birthday. AUGUST 17 - the Skurnik Family to commemorate the 4th yarhzeit of David Skurnik, loving husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. AUGUST 24 – Anonymous AUGUST 31 - Ellen and Joseph Miller to commemorate the yahrzeit of Joseph’s mother, Bessie Miller. SEPTEMBER 7 - Howard and Sandy Rosenblatt in memory of Sandy’s mother Eva Shapiro and

Nathan Abell, by Janet Billig

Samuel Alperstein, by Neil Alperstein Leo Amster, by Hilda Amster Harry Aronoff, by Revanne Aronoff Benjamin Baker, by Ruthanne Baker Leon Becker, by Edna Hendler Morris Becker, by Walter Becker Jack Benjamin, by Jeane Sweren Myron Berg, by Howard Berg Ethel Bernstein, by Melvin Bernstein Joel Robert Blass, by Carol Oppenheim Earle I. Bond, by Steve Bond Meyer I. Breschkin, by Myra Fox William Brown, by William Fine Nathan Burman, by Lawrence Burman Rose Burman, by Lawrence Burman Allan Howard Caplan, by Devora Caplan, Ellis Caplan Sylvia Jacobson Cardin, by Edward Jacobson


BETH TFILOH BULLETIN Smolar Minkoff Gussie Chaiet, by Anna Jeanette Katcoff Stanley Plimack, by Elayne Berg Bertha Coplan, by Helene Penn Dorf Sadie Polakoff, by Robert Rombro Karolyn Donner, by Elayne Berg Ray Polonsky, by Norman Polonsky Gwenn Eisenberg, by Stanley Eisenberg Ellen Polun, by Sheldon Polun Norman Epstein, by Florence Epstein Erman Pressman, by Sylvia Sandler Sidney Esterson, by Judy Chernak Mitchell Radinsky, by Beatryce Radinsky, Leonard S.C. Farkas, by Devora Caplan, Ellis Caplan Radinsky Cheryl Marcia Feldman, by Steven Feldman Helen Rapchik, by Barbara Schwartz David Feldman, by Boris Feldman Meyer Rivkind, by Cindy Kasner Sadye Finkelstein, by Phyllis Lerner Golda and Jacob Rosen, by Morris Rosen Benjamin Fishman, by Harvey Kasner Ida Rosenzweig, by Shirley Rosenzweig Albert E. Flax, by Richard Flax, Robin Schlossberg Morris Rosenzweig, by Shirley Rosenzweig Lucie Fleischmann, by Rudy Fleischmann Sharon F. Roxin, by Julie August Louis Forshlager, by Irene Forschlager Hilda Rubin, by Joyce Stern Michael Fox, by David Fox Morris Rubin, by Joyce Stern Edward Ginsberg, by Miriam Schlachman Selma Rynd, by the Francus Family Isadore Glazer, by Sheila Jay Jeanette Schaftel, by Stuart Schaftel Samuel Glazer, by Roslynn Goldberg Rose Schein, by Sanford Schein Zlata Gloger, by Enid Friedman Benjamin Scherr, by Judy Mintz Moses Aaron Goldberg, by Ted Chernak Sadie Scherr, by Judy Mintz Jose Gonzalez, by Gilbert Gonzalez Jerome F. Schunick, by Harriet Rosoff Esther Greenberg, by Miriam Paperman Katie Morstein Schwartzman, by Iris Silverman H. Harry Greenberg, by Sondra Levine Lillian Seidman, by Herbert Seidman Bernard Greenblatt, by Marcia Leavey Chana Shapiro, by Sandy Rosenblatt Paul Greenblatt, by Marcia Leavey David Shapiro, by Howard Shapiro Theodore Grossman, by Jacqueline Winter Eva Shapiro, by Sandy Rosenblatt Arthur Guttman, by Laurence Guttman Isaac Sherman, by Michael Sherman Fannie Halpren, by Shirley Gambel C. Stephen Siff, by Susan Schevker Ethel Hendler, by Edna Hendler Robert Silverman, by Gerald Silverman Morton Joseph Herbst, by Elaine Lowen Fannie Silverstein, by Morton Silverstein Victor Herbst, by Elaine Lowen Mitzi Silverstein, by Phyllis Wolf Lillian S. Hoffman, by Marcia Danoff Sarah Silverstein, by Ronnie Silverstein Betty Hornstein, by Kenneth Hornstein Robert Suchman, by Arlene Fleischmann Benjamin Kasner, by Harvey Kasner Frances Berman Sulsky, by Barbara Davis, Rikki Rose Katcoff, by Anna Jeanette Katcoff Solomon Jacob Katz, by Richard Katz Ruth Tepper, by Marsha Uffer Sidney Katz, by Joel Katz Bibi Tihanyi, by Ava Sara Zinreich David Solomon Kessler, by Betty Jacobs Keyser Eva Tucker, by Harold Tucker Cantor Samuel Klawansky, by Irene Bressler Ethel Weiner, by Anna Jeanette Katcoff Anna Ida Kravetsky, by Sonia Maltinsky Herman S. Weitz, by Sue Paymer Neysa Lafferman, by Myra Fox Albert Winter, by Danica Guttman Samuel Lakein, by Annette Polonsky Edith Winter, by Danica Guttman Jacob Lapidus, by Manana Lapidus Morris Winter, by Brian Winter, Bruce Winter Leah “Pats” Leavey, by Marc Leavey Hannah Wolf, by Ruth Simkin Samuel Lipnick, by Zelda Lipnick Reuben Wolfe, by Susan Frank Louis Milhiser, by Harvey Milhiser Helen Wolpert, by Loretta Rooner, Ilene Wolpert Irving W. Miller, by Marilyn Davidson Benjamin Yevzeroff, by Sharon Cylus Jacob M. Miller, by Edward Miller Jack Zerwitz, by Arnold Zerwitz Rose Miller, by Jeffrey Miller Benjamin Zissman, by Betty Tannenzapf Rose Minkin, by Reba Sapperstein Louis Monfried, by Allan Monfried Creating Magical Events for Your Martin Mussey, by Solomon Once in a Lifetime Celebration. Mussey BAR/BAT MITZVAHS • WEDDINGS • SPECIAL EVENTS & MORE Mary Breshkin Neuman, by Myra Fox Nelson Neuman, by Phyllis Neuman Fanny Newman, by Blanche Bernstein Robert Ochfeld, by Susan Rotner ALAN WEISS Rena Oppenheim, by Norman 443.394.8338 • 443.394.6646 Alan Weiss Sklar or 800.459.0009 www.cateringbyalanweiss.com Baltimore’s Premier Kosher Caterer Jacob Ostrow, by Robin

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B'nei Mitzvah Program

2016 Bar and Bat Mitzvah dates to be scheduled Planning is now underway for the scheduling of Bar and Bat Mitzvah dates for children born in 2003. Parents must be members of the Congregation in good standing in order for their child to be eligible to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth Tfiloh. Congregation members can expect to receive information regarding their child‘s upcoming simcha this fall. If you are not currently a member of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, but wish to obtain futher information about having your child become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth Tfiloh, please contact Eve Kresin Steinberg, Executive Director, at 410-413-2251.

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BETH TFILOH CONGREGATION Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus 3300 Old Court Road / Baltimore, MD 21208

Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 1262 Baltimore, MD

BETH T FILOH Synagogue Office 410-486-1900 Fax 410-653-0603 Schedule of Services Dial 6, 2 Information Hotline 410-413-2345 mail@btfiloh.org • www.BethTfiloh.com

Beth Tfiloh Congregation Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg Ext. 215 Hazzan Avraham Albrecht Ext. 212 Rabbi Chai Posner Ext. 219 Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz Ext. 213 Rabbi Chaim Wecker, Ritual Director Ext. 218 Michael Friedman, President Mark Smolarz, Board Chairman Eve Kresin Steinberg, Executive Director Ext. 251 Patti Chandler, Chief Financial Officer Ext. 210

Celebrating the Joy of Judaism Embracing all Jews

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Switchboard: 410-486-1905

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Bl ck Party IT’S A HOME RUN!

Beth Tfiloh Youth Center Ext. 220 Cherie Brownstein, Youth Director

SUNDAY, CTOBER 6 • 4:30-7:00 PM r Wea s e l o i Or s! r colo

Rain or Shine!

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(Enter on Torah Drive)

FOR JEWISH LIFE AND LEARNING

Beth Tfiloh Camps

For more information call 410-413-2220 or email csbrownstein@btfiloh.org.

BRAND NEW!

410-517-3451

David Schimmel, Director Michael Sachs, Chair

Membership Committee

Extreme Air In Line Jumper • Inflatable Speed Pitch Cage • Train Station Combo • Special “O”mazing Guest

Beth Tfiloh Cemetery

FOR OLDER KIDS

FOR EVERYONE

Brotherhood Ext. 238

Wendy Farley, Cemetery Coordinator Ext. 241 Morris Segall, Chair

Parent Association Ext. 314 Becky Brenner & Emily Levin, Co-Presidents

Soccer Shoot Out • Sports • X-Factor Obstacle Course • Triple Threat Moonbounce • 3 Lane Bungee Run

Catered Barbeque • BT Boutique • Silent Auction Bid for front row tickets to the Middot, Siddur and

Charles Jay, President

ELECTRONICS/METAL RECYCLING & PAPER SHREDDING

BT ACTIVITY FUND

Chesed Committee

Chumash Ceremonies, an after-school activity, jewelry, crafts, and many more fun and fabulous items! (Auction ends at 6:30 pm)

INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR AT THE BT BOUTIQUE?

Reserve a table by Sept. 30 Contact Beth Teles: bethteles@gmail.com or Magan Forman: mformandpt@gmail.com Block Party Mailer 2013.indd 2

Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the BT Activity Fund, enabling full participation in activities for all students.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP! Cindy Stein: cstein2@btfiloh.org

Cheryl King: chewcat1@verizon.net

CHAIRS: Melissa Gordon & Stephanie Kronthal

COMMITTEE: Cheryl King, Cindy Stein, Beth Teles, Sharon Dondes, Aliza Leichter, Shoshi Ponczak, Joanna Rogers, Magan Forman, Jamie Sherman

8/28/13 11:33 AM

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Ken Hornstein & Melissa Peters, Co-Chairs

Moonbounces • Pony Rides • Pirate Ship • Giant Double Slide • Arts & Crafts • Whirly Bird

Bring your unwanted electronics and metal items for safe recycling and documents for shredding . 2:30 - 5:30 PM See back for details.

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MERCAZ DAHAN CENTER

Sandy Vogel, Director Ext. 306 Shelley Kaye and Anne Pfeffer, Co-Chairs

Register online at www.bethtfiloh.com/blockparty

FOR KIDS

Zipora Schorr, Director of Education Ext 305 Thomas Moran, President, Board of Trustees Rabbi Aaron Frank, HS Principal Ext. 402 Rabbi Yehuda Oratz, MS Principal Ext. 407 Nina Wand, LS Principal Ext. 508 Melissa Lebowitz, PreSchool Director Ext 303 Brian Singer, Hebrew School Coordinator Ext 523 Laurie Kott, Director of Admission Ext. 308 Harriet Rosen, School Administrator Ext. 310 Joan Feldman, Director of Communications Ext. 312 Mandi Miller, Development Director Ext. 399

Sisterhood Ext. 239 Marcia Leavey & Hilda Yankelov, Co-Presidents Evelyn Gross & Shirley Miller, Gift Shop

Irv Hyatt, Chair Roselyn Kalb, Sisterhood Chair

Bulletin Joan Feldman, Director of Communications Ext. 312 Rina Goloskov, Senior Communications Associate Ext. 369 Lori Bernstein, Graphic Designer/Communications Associate Ext. 216 Charlene Schimberg, Communications Associate Ext. 217


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