BNAI ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE DANIEL STEIN, RABBI ROBERT WEINER, PhD, CANTOR MARK SHRAGER, RABBI EMERITUS, ZT”L MORRIS SIEGEL, CANTOR EMERITUS, ZT”L
Bulletin June, 2014 3 Sivan – 2 Tammuz 5774 Vol. 6 Published Monthly
1545 BUSHKILL STREET • EASTON, PA 18042-3118 (610) 258-5343 • Fax: (610) 330-9100 www.bnaiabraham.org • email: email@example.com
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CONTACTS Gerald Weisberger
President & Programming Committee Chair
Howard Nathanson Shelly Blumenthal
Youth Chair Gift Shop Chair
Howard Nathanson Irwin Lewis, M.D.
Kadima Advisor Men’s Club President &
Ritual Committee Chair Sisterhood President
Ellen Lifschutz Aliette and Marc Abo, MD
Choir Director Theatre Club
Marna Simon Lothar Gumberich
Membership Chair Memorials & Torah Restoration Committee
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS The deadline for submitting items is June 17th. Please have all items to BAS office no later than June 17th. Any items received after that date will be published in the next month’s bulletin.
O F F I C E H O U R S: Closed on Mondays and Fridays. Hours open: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Services/Minyan Schedule Thursday: 7:25 AM Friday Night Services – 8:00 PM First Friday of Each Month – Simcha Shabbat: 6:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM Kiddush follows If you require a special minyan, please notify the office at 610-258-5343.
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI DANIEL STEIN…
At a recent community event, a group of local Jews was misidentified as being a part of the Chabad movement of Hassidim. I know that in our travels in the world, we frequently encounter a variety of Jews, and occasionally, we interact with different kinds of Orthodox Jews. I thought it might be helpful to identify a few kinds of Orthodox Jews, as well as some helpful hints for identifying them. Lithuanian Orthodoxy/”Yeshivish Orthodoxy”/”Black Hat Orthodoxy” These Jews are the spiritual heirs of the Vilna Gaon, a great sage who lived in Lithuania in the 18th century. The Vilna Gaon believed in primacy of Talmud study as a spiritual vocation, and that a life steeped in Jewish law was the gateway to a life of religious meaning. The great Yeshivot of Eastern Europe followed this tradition. Today, in North America, Lithuanian orthodoxy continues to be defined by great centers of Jewish learning. The Lakewood Yeshiva in New Jersey, Yeshiva Tora Vodass in Brooklyn, the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, Ner YIsroel in Brooklyn, and the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland all adhere to this philosophy. Lithuanian Jews traditionally defined themselves by their opposition to the reforms of Chassidic Jews beginning in the 18th century (more below), and were often known as the misnagdim: literally, the opposition. Dress: Lithuanian Jews are typically identifiable by their black borsalino fedora. Modern Orthodox Jews (more below) may also wear these fedoras on the Sabbath, but they are the daily garb of Lithuanian Jews.
Modern Orthodoxy Modern Orthodoxy is an intellectual offshoot of Lithuanian Orthodoxy that believes in finding a balance between traditional Jewish scholarship and the modern world. While it adheres strictly to Jewish law, it also believes in the necessity of secular scholarship in the sciences and humanities. In North America, Yeshiva University is considered the intellectual center of Modern Orthodoxy. Many larger Orthodox congregations-especially those within the Young Israel movement-adhere to Modern Orthodoxy.
A MESSAGE FROM RABBI DANIEL STEINâ€Ś
Continued Dress: While some leaders within Modern Orthodoxy maintain the traditional Black Hat of Lithuanian Orthodoxy--especially on the Sabbath, most Modern Orthodox Jews dress in normal American attire. While Lithuanian Jews tend to wear a velvet yarmulke, many Modern Orthodox Jews prefer the Kippah Serguah: the knit yarmulke. Also, some Modern Orthodox Jews prefer to wear a baseball cap in public, as opposed to a kippah. Hassidic Jews Perhaps the most distinct--and most segregated--population of Jews in North America is the Hassidic community. These Jews emerged in the 18th century as a reactionary movement. They believe that the focus on Talmud study robbed Jews of its spiritual underpinnings. Instead, they focused on personal spiritual experiences as the source of religious inspiration. Again, while they strictly adhere to Jewish law, and value Torah scholarship, their focus is slightly different. Also, Hassidim placed a unique emphasis on the spiritual power of the Rabbi as an intermediary with the divine. There are several distinct communities of Hassidim in America and Israel, each with its own slightly unique approach to this tradition.
Dress: Hassidim typically wear their interpretation of the garb of 18th century polish nobility. On Shabbat, they wear a fur hat, called a shtrymal and a silk frock called kapote or spodek. While hassidim typically wear black clothing the Rabbi will wear a more elaborate version of the same basic garb.
The exception to this general rule is Chabad--a hasidic group founded further away from the others. Perhaps because of this geographical distance, they dress more like Lithuanian Jews, with a black fedora. However, Chabad hassidim typical bend the brim of their hat in accordance with the tradition of the past Rebbe, Menachem Schneerson. Rabbi Daniel Stein
PRESIDENTâ€™S MESSAGE â€Ś
June approaches and routinely signals the onset of a slower period at Bnai Abraham. School is closed, congregants look forward to vacations and programming generally slows. Every June also brings a congregational meeting. The membership is brought up to date on the state of the Synagogue. This year is an election year. Members willing to to assume Board positions or work on committees are welcomed and encouraged to do so. Considering our size we either, directly or in participation, offer many programs, etc. However, as the Synagogue deals with attrition, so does the Board. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on June 8th. Sincerely Jerry Weisberger President
UPCOMING EVENTS JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO PRESENT TALK ON LIMITS, LOVE AND LETTING GO SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014 – TIME: 7:00 P.M. Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley will present its first annual Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture, “Limits, Love and Letting Go: Sending Our Children Out into This World,” on Sunday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel, 2715 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA. Marcie Lightwood, the presenter, is a social worker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 610-821-8722.
SIMCHA SHABBAT FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014 - TIME: 6:30 P.M. Please join us for our musical Simcha Shabbat on Friday, June 6th and stay for a special oneg to follow.
BNAI ABRAHAM/TEMPLE COVENANT OF PEACE KNITTING GROUP WEDNESDAY MORNING – JUNE 18, 2014– TIME 10:30 A.M. At the home of Ruth Schutzbank, 25 Stewartsville Road, Stewartsville, NJ 08886 Please RSVP to Ruth via phone at 908-329 6036
JAVA AND JEANS SHABBAT SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. Join us on Saturday, June 28th, at 10:00 a.m. for our monthly Shabbat service designed to discuss current topics of interest as they relate to Jewish laws and practices.
UPCOMING EVENTS BNAI ABRAHAM ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014- TIME: 10:00 A.M. Bnai Abraham’s Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 8th, at 10:00 a.m. - Refreshments will be served. Please plan to attend and vote for the Synagogue Board.
SHABBAT PICK-NICK Location:
Upper Hackett's Park, Friday, June 27th
4:30 PM Games, Activities 5:30 PM Casual Shabbat Services 6:30 PM Potluck Shabbat Dinner Please note BAS's kashrut policy for events outside the synagogue: We acknowledge diversity of kashrut practices in our community, and in order to ensure that everyone can contribute and everyone can enjoy, it is requested that all food adhere to ONE of the following two standards: •
Vegetarian, with only vegetarian ingredients. (Fish with fins and scales is also ok as long as it is labeled or self-evident.)
Still vegetarian (plus fish, as above), and all ingredients are marked with a recognized kosher symbol (more than just "K"), cooked (if applicable) in a kosher kitchen that uses only hechshered products. (This standard also applies to prepackaged kosher products).
There will be a separate buffet table for each category, so that everyone can be fully informed. Feel free to email if you have any questions.
BNAI ABRAHAM BARBEQUE DINNER FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 Join us on August 8th for our third Barbeque Dinner. “The Delicious Food” will again be catered by the same New Jersey caterer as last year. Look for more details to coming soon.
UPCOMING EVENTS 180 Club Raffle & Dinner Event at Bnai Abraham Synagogue
Wednesday August 27th â€“ 6:00 P.M. Invitations Coming Soon
RABBI MAKES THE NEWS
Bnai Abraham Synagogue 1545 Bushkill Street, Easton, PA 18042
LEAGRAMS Dear Member: Below you will find the Leagram list for the third quarter of 2014. Leagrams costs $2.00 each. Indicate those people to who you want card sent. We would also appreciate if you would complete the form below. Please mail the entire sheet with your check payable to BNAI ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE to the office TOTAL NUMBER OF CARDS
AT $2.00 EACH = __________
TOTAL AMOUNT = ___________ YOUR NAME AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON THE CARDS: ___________________________________________________________________________ To bring the Leagram list up-to-date, please fill in the following with your anniversary, other anniversaries, you notice missing from the list, or scheduled Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and please return these changes/additions to us. NAME:__________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________ PHONE: ________________________________________________ WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: ________________________________ If you would like to be added to the Leagram listing, please complete the form with your name and wedding anniversary date and return to Bnai Abraham office.
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Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Malvin Dr. & Mrs. Marc Abo Mr. & Mrs. Howard Falk Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Grollman Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lesser Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Popkave Mr. & Mrs. Gary Asteak Dr. Irwin & Dr. Linda Lewis
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Yahrzeit List In the Bond of Life
June 2014 June 4 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9 June 9 June 10 June 17
Contact Irwin Lewis, Ritual Chairman
June 17 June 17 June 17 June 18 June 18 June 18 June 20 June 21 June 26 June 29 June 30
Myer Shleifer, beloved father of Barbara Asteak Gilbert and Ida Lesser, beloved mother and father of Lou Lesser Jack Kaplan, beloved father of Larry Kaplan Molly Asch Ullman, beloved mother of Cindie Drill Ida Meirowitz, beloved mother of Phoebe Altman George Neadle, beloved father of Dexter Neadle Norman Reiter, beloved husband of Ruth Reiter Bina Gordon, beloved mother of Rita Reiter Louis Bugen, beloved father of Roz Smolow Deborah Braffman Schroeder, beloved sister of Marsha Abraham Lorraine Forman, beloved mother of Ellen Hof Sidney Margolis, beloved brother of Sherry Brooks Seymour Gast, beloved father of Judy Walker Jeanette Ziev, beloved sister of Miriam Cassel David Gordon, beloved father of Gary Gordon Herbert Snyder, beloved husband of Anne Snyder Lyons Benjamin Sandler, beloved father of Jeffrey Sandler Sylvia Lipton, beloved mother of Wendy Gumberich Charles Weitzman, beloved brother of Lydia Zibulewsky Julie Scheinman, beloved mother of Sheila Goldberg Doris Bloch, beloved mother of Robert Bloch
BNAI ABRAHAM SYNAGOGUE General operating expenses Please consider a donation to Bnai Abraham Synagogue to cover “General Operating Expenses”. Your donations support our Congregation and strengthen our Jewish community here in Easton. BEATRICE & LEON FRIEDMAN FUND 1. Support organizations that benefit minor children whose parents are unable to provide for their health, maintenance, support and education 2. Needy, elderly 3. Shelter for the homeless BUILDING FUND Extraordinary maintenance and repair of the buildings and property of the synagogue and parsonage SISTERHOOD CAMP RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP FUND GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND Interest only used to subsidize Bnai Abraham’s operating expenses GOLDMAN/MERBAUM TORAH FUND HERB SNYDER GARDEN FUND JESSE & TAYLOR COOPER FUND DR. JOEL LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring stipends JULIUS COHEN MEMORIAL FUND 1. Religious School Scholarships 2. Assisting needy congregational youth in Jewish-oriented education, programming and activities (e.g. Yeshiva or Jewish Day School, trips, USY) RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND ROBERT KUTNER LIBRARY FUND SHEILA GOLDBERG FUND To pay High Holiday fees for anyone who cannot afford to attend SILVERMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND Religious School Scholarships, Shofars SISTERHOOD BUILDING FUND SUE SEIGEL SHABBAT FUND 1. Shabbat programming, including kiddush lunches 2. Bagels and Books SY JACOWITZ TOT SHABBAT FUND Boker Tov Scholarships THEATER FUND Supports a wide variety of synagogue projects and functions
Bnai Abraham Synagogue Sally Brau in honor of Doris Lifland’s 90th birthday. Ralph and Becky Civjan made a donation to the Sunday Brunch Bunch. Howard and Shirley Falk made a donation to the Sunday Brunch Bunch. Betty Greenberg sending happy birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her 90th birthday. Doris Lifland sending get well wishes to Herman Ytkin and to Dr. Stanley Walker for a speedy and complete recovery. Doris Lifland in appreciation to Jerry Weisberger, Rabbi Stein and the Staff for all their help. Selma Jacowitz sending happy birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her 90th birthday. Sid and Helene Kaplan in honor of Dexter Neadle’s birthday. Sid and Helene Kaplan in honor of Doris Lifland’s 90th birthday. Sid and Helene Kaplan sending congratulations to Danny Cohen on his recent award from ProJeCt. Sid and Helene Kaplan sending get well wishes to Jack Stein, an old friend. Sid and Helene Kaplan sending get well wishes to Stan Walker. Ruth Reiter in honor of Doris Lifland’s 90th birthday. Roz Smolow sending birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her 90th birthday. Roz Smolow sending congratulation to Danny Cohen on his recent award from ProJeCt. Jerry and Gail Weisberger sending get well wishes to Stanley Walker.
Building Fund Irwin and Linda Lewis in honor of Arthur and Karen Popkave’s new grandson, Jack Roberts. Irwin and Linda Lewis in honor of Lisa Blumenthal’s graduation from Syracuse University Law School. Irwin and Linda Lewis in honor of Richard Kaplan’s graduation from Columbia University School of Medicine. Irwin and Linda Lewis in honor of Doris Lifland’s special birthday. Irwin and Linda Lewis in honor of Sandy and Bob Weiner’s 50th wedding anniversary. Sally and Dexter Neadle sending get well wishes to Stanley Walker. Sally and Dexter Neadle in honor of Sandy and Bob Weiner’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Goldman/Merbaum Torah Fund Jessica and Herman Ytkin sending happy birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her special 90th birthday. Jessica and Herman Ytkin sending get well wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to Diane Silverman and Sharon Stein.
Sue Seigel Shabbat Fund Danny and Nancy Cohen in honor of the birth of Karen and Arthur Popkave’s grandson, Jack Roberts.
Sheila Goldberg Fund Bob and Sandy Weiner sending belated birthday wishes.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Doris Lifland sending a special thank you to Rabbi Stein for making the Saturday morning service on May 3rd so memorable, and honoring me on my 90th birthday. Jan and Joe Panto in memory of Myriel Seidel Jan and Joe Panto honoring Danny Cohen for his work with ProJeCt. Bob and Sandy Weiner in honor of Arthur and Karen Popkave’s new grandson. Bob and Sandy Weiner sending happy birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her 90th birthday. Bob and Sandy Weiner sending congratulations to Helaine Sigal on her recent award. Jessica and Herman Ytkin sending special happy 50th anniversary wishes.
Theater Fund Marc and Aliette Abo sending happy birthday wishes to Shirley Falk on her special birthday. Marc and Aliette Abo sending happy birthday wishes to Doris Lifland on her 90th birthday. Marc and Aliette Abo sending continued get well wishes to Herman Ytkin. Jessica and Herman Ytkin – To Marc and Aliette Abo in appreciation of your special kindness.
Yahrzeit Marsha Abraham in memory of her father, Ted Braffman. Sherry Brooks in honor of her grandmother, Lena Feihman. Norman Falk in memory of his mother and father, Leah and Oscar Falk, and his brother, Arnold Falk. Faye Goldberg in memory of her mother, Emma Gross, and her sister, Sylvia Ziev. Susan Jones in memory of her mother, Barbara R. Goldberg. Leopold Kaplan in memory of his mother, Fannie Kaplan. Sid Kaplan in memory of his mother, Fannie Kaplan. Bernice Merbaum in memory of her husband, Simon Merbaum, and her father, Phillip Goldman. Sally Neadle in memory of her mother, Jean Kalb. Dexter Neadle in memory of his father, George Neadle. Norm Seidel in memory of his wife, Myriel Seidel. Roz Smolow in memory of her father, Louis Bugen. Judy Walker in memory of her mother, Fay Gast. Jessica Ytkin in memory of her mother and father, Pearl and Marcus Zeitz.
Todah Rabah Thank you to Doris Liflandâ€™s family for sponsoring the Kiddush on May 3rd. Doris Lifland extending a special thank you to Anne Zuckerman who volunteered her service, time and effort in purchasing and preparing the food and also setting the lovely table for the Kiddush that her children had in honor of her 90th birthday. Thank you also to Sara Levin and Donna Stamets for their help. My sincere appreciation to all of them. Bob and Sandy Weiner will be sponsoring a Kiddush on June 7th in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. They would like to extend an invitation to the entire congregation to celebrate with them.
Kiddush is a perfect way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, and it allows you the opportunity to celebrate with our community. To sponsor a Kiddush for $36, please contact the synagogue office. Do you have a celebration we should know about? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
R e f u a h S h â€™ l e m a (A Full and Complete Healing) To all who were sick or hospitalized, we wish a return to good health. Phoebe Altman Deborah bas Briendel David Denenberg Sheila Goldberg Susan Jones Diane Silverman Andrew Shaw Sharon Stein Jack Stein Stanley Walker
In memoriam May God in His Kindness Grant Comfort and Solace to the Mourners
Sisterhood News Sisterhood News
The Ritual Corner For June Submitted by Irwin Lewis
Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart pleasure you in the days of your young manhood; and walk in the ways of your heart, and the spirit of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. So remove trouble from your heart and put away wrongdoing from your flesh, for boyhood and youth are a breath. ECCLESIASTES 11:9-10
It’s a New Year -- Be Part of Sisterhood Join an extraordinary group of women to support the synagogue and have fun while doing it. It’s the New Year – Send in your annual dues -- just $20 (Make check payable to Bnai Abraham Sisterhood and send to the office.) Sisterhood members will be calling all the women in our congregation with the goal of making every member feel part of our Jewish community. Mitzvah Committee Let’s reach out to our members in times of consolation or illness, celebrate happy events, and welcome new members. Let’s especially reach out to Jewish residents (in and out of our congregation) at local facilities. We can make a difference. Contact Elaine Morrow with any questions or to get involved. Call 484-515-3475 or email email@example.com
General announcements MEN'S CLUB TOPICS FOR 2014 WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SPEAKERS! TOPIC NEED NOT BE JEWISH-RELATED AND CAN BE VERY INFORMAL. PROFESSIONSALS ARE WELCOME WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION. PLEASE NO SOLICITATIONS.
ADULT EDUCATION Our successful Torah Study group will continue to meet Thursday mornings, 10:15 to 11:15. No prior experience is necessary. We are charging a low materials fee of $10 per semester to defray the cost of copying and coffee.
CAMPAIGN FOR NEW MEMBERS - HELP WANTED! We are asking every member of our congregation to help us locate prospective new members. They may be your neighbors, friends, vet, or whoever. Please relay the name and any pertinent information to the Membership Chair, Marna Simon, or to Elaine Morrow. You may also call and give the information to the synagogue office staff. AL’S CLEANERS - FUNDRAISER FOR BAS! Bnai Abraham has been signed up at Al’s Cleaners, 1132 Northampton Street, to enable the synagogue to collect 10% of all sales of dry cleaning and laundry services that our congregants spend there. It’s easy. Just mention that you are a member of Bnai Abraham Synagogue, and they will credit the synagogue and send the proceeds periodically. Al’s is only about seven blocks from the synagogue, has very convenient hours, and does excellent work. MOVING Please notify the Bnai Abraham Synagogue office of any address changes to enable us to avoid charges for returned and undeliverable mail and to insure that you receive all mail being sent to you from the synagogue.
General announcements continued… SHOPPING AT AMAZON…A FUNDRAISER FOR BNAI ABRAHAM! Click on the Amazon search link on the “Donations” page on the BAS website, and for any purchases made during your visit on Amazon.com, Amazon will contribute 4% to 15% of the purchase price to Bnai Abraham! How it works: Navigate to the BAS Donations webpage at http://www.bnaiabraham.org/donations.html and type any item keyword in the Amazon search box, and you will be transferred to Amazon.com. (You must use this link or purchases will not be traced to BAS). If you place items in your shopping cart and complete a purchase during your visit, Amazon will pay us a portion of the purchase price (not including shipping), that portion to range from 4% to 15% depending on the item category. Rates for categories are posted on our website. We encourage all of our members to shop on Amazon.com – but remember to only access Amazon.com through the BAS link at the below url or we will not get the purchase credit: http://www.bnaiabraham.org/donations.html Thank you for your continued support of BAS and HAPPY SHOPPING!
Tree of Life Permanently commemorate your simcha or celebrate a person! The â€œTree of Lifeâ€? sculpture is on display in the BAS Main lobby known as Founders Hall. It is used to honor and remember special events such as: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Birthdays Anniversaries Memorials Engagements Namings Weddings and any other special milestone or celebration! Leaf: $140
Or memorialize your loved one: Stone at base of tree: $1,100
Lothar Gumberich, Chairman: 610-253-5263 BAS office: 610-258-5343
Dedicate a memorial plaque to be located on the walls of the Sanctuary: $300 To honor your friends on the Walk of Life: $350
Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley
Food Pantry Jewish Family Service is committed to alleviating hunger in our community. Please join us in our efforts to accomplish this. Thank you to everyone who has so generously contributed to our food pantry with nonperishable items or financial support. We are supported in the Lehigh Valley by Second Harvest, as well as by the contributions of food drives and individuals. We are looking to expand into the entire Lehigh Valley to our Jewish community, and we ask for your support. If you have non-perishable items to donate, please either drop them at JFS or call and we will pick them up. Financial donations can be sent directly to JFS. In our outreach, we need everyone to spread the word. If you know someone, either affiliated or not, who could benefit from any JFS service, tell them about us and have them call. JFS maintains confidentiality and professionalism. We will deliver emergency food packages or supplemental food boxes anywhere in the Lehigh Valley. In addition to providing food, our Benefits Checkup Program (BCU) is designed to assist low-income persons of retirement age and younger adults with disabilities to find and apply for federal, state and local benefits. JFS seeks to help individuals and families live healthier, more stable lives by providing professional counseling, education and community programs. JFS would love to assist you in scheduling a food drive or creating a project that can help benefit persons in need. Please call JFS at (610) 821-8722 or go on our website for further information.
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