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Volume 11, Issue 9 B’nai Israel Reform Temple

Elul 5770/Tishrei 5771 67 Oakdale-Bohemia Road

Oakdale, NY 11769

September 2010 (631) 563-1660

www.bnai-israel.org

Rabbi’s Message 

Inside this issue: 

As the B'nai Israel community approaches another New Year, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very healthy and sweet year. May it be a year of blessings for you. May it be a year of peace, health, and well-being; a year in which you see the fulfillment of hopes and dreams. May it also be a year in which those of you who are suffering financially find the improvement necessary to make your life and the life of your family better. And may it be a year in which the stresses of your life be turned into the peaceful moments that you need in order to find the sense of balance and harmony necessary for good health, both spiritually and physically.

Rabbi’s Message

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About our Services

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Schedule of Services

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Torah Readings

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Bulletin Information

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Adult Education

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Donations & Contributions

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President’s Message

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Religious School News

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$ A Week

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Family Fun for Sukkot

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The New Year 5771

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Bulletin Board

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Chinese Auction

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September Calendar

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October Calendar

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Sisterhood Newsletter

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Volunteers Needed

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Golf Outing

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Donations

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Condolences

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Yahrzeits

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Advertisers

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Temple Directory

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The past year has not been an easy one for our community, for our region, our country, the world, and for many of you. The economy is certainly not yet where we hoped and still hope it will be. The memories of the BP oil spill still haunt all of us. And it is disturbing to read and hear every day of the inability of politicians and government officials simply to listen to the voices of others and move from their own self-interests to compromise and work out solutions with others. And, of course, violence, hatred, bigotry, and discrimination still fill the hearts of so many. The Jewish community in our own area is suffering. We have lost many of the organizations and institutions that can offer support to those individuals, families, and synagogues that are suffering. There is unquestionably a decreasing Jewish population and an increasing unaffiliated population both of which are negatively affecting congregational growth and in some instances existence itself. In spite of all of this, however, I am filled with hope in the future, in your future, mine, and our community's. I believe that our country and the world will turn around toward a positive direction as well. This hope is a faith that I have in people. I know that reality does not always prove this to be so, but I have always been impressed by the words of the Torah in which after God created the human being, the Divine Creator said: and "he was Tov m'od.” (very good) God implanted goodness in every human being, and therefore we have the ability to harness this goodness into positive energy to change the negative into the positive, the evil into the good, the hopeless into the hopeful, the darkest of nights into the brightest of days. I will be devoting my High Holy Day sermons this year to the theme of "Hope in the Future", with the hope of injecting my hope and positive energy into your minds, hearts, and souls. I, therefore, urge you to attend services this year and to attend all of them. Some of you view these holy days as days off from work or school. These are days in which you belong in the synagogue and I assure you that this year your presence will prove worthwhile. I pray that I will be able to lift you up and give you hope. I know that your presence will lift me up as well. The way we will tackle the problems of our lives (Continued on page 2)


Schedule of Services 

About our Services 

Friday

9/3

Shabbat Service

8:00 PM

Wednesday

9/8

Erev Rosh Hashanah

8:15 PM

Thursday

9/9

First day of Rosh Hashanah Morning Service 9:30 AM Tashlich Service 1:30 PM Children’s/Family Service 2:30 PM

Friday

9/10

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service 7:00 PM Shabbat Service 8:00 PM

Friday

9/17

Kol Nidre

Saturday

9/18

Yom Kippur Day Morning Service 9:30 AM Yom Kippur Meditation 12:30 PM Children’s/Family Service 1:00 PM Afternoon Service 2:00 PM Yizkor Service 4:15 PM Concluding Service 5:00 PM BreakFast following Shofar call

Sunday

9/19

8:00 PM

Temple Memorial Service at 11:00 AM New Montefiore Cemetery

Wednesday

9/22

Sukkah decorating Followed by Service

7:00 PM

Friday

9/24

Sukkot/Shabbat Service

8:00 PM

Our Friday night worship is conducted in English and Hebrew. Services are every Friday evening. Our Shabbat Services are the 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays at 8:00 pm. We have a Family Service geared toward school age children the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:15 pm. The Rabbi will offer Birthday and Anniversary Blessings for the month at this service. We also have a Children’s Service geared toward pre-school children the 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please come and join us.

Rabbi Message (continued)  and our society is to tackle them together. How powerful it is when we can come together in the name of the Lord for by doing so we affirm the goodness which was placed within each of us since time itself began. Judy and I wish each and every one of you a year of health, happiness, and peace. May 5771, our thirty-ninth year at B'nai Israel, be truly a year of God's blessings.

Please visit www.bnai-israel.org for additional services and the entire calendar.

Torah and Haftorah Readings for Home Study  Sept. 4:

Deuteronomy. ch 29 vs. 9 through ch. 31 vs. 30 and Isaiah ch. 61 vs. 10 through ch. 63 vs. 9

Sept. 9:

Rosh Hashanah: Genesis ch. 21 vss. 1 through 34; Numbers ch. 29 vss. 1 through 6 I Samuel ch. 1 through ch. 2 vs. 10

Sept. 11:

Deuteronomy ch. 32 vss. 1 through 52 Hosea ch. 14 vss. 2 through 10; Micah ch. 7 vss. 18 through 20; Joel ch. 2 vss. 15 through 27

Sept. 17:

Yom Kippur Morning service: Leviticus ch. 16 vss. 1 through 34; Numbers ch. 29 vss. 7 through 11 Isaiah ch. 57 vs. 14 through ch. 58 vs. 14 Afternoon service: Leviticus ch. 18 vss. 1 through 30 Jonah ch. 1 through ch. 4 vs. 11; Micah ch. 7 vss. 18 through 20

Sept. 23:

Sukkot Leviticus ch. 22 vs. 26 through ch. 23 vs. 44; Numbers ch. 29 vss. 12 through 16 Zechariah ch. 14 vss. 1 through 21

Sept. 25:

Exodus ch. 33 vs. 12 through ch. 34 vs. 26; Numbers ch. 29 vss. 17 through 25 Ezekiel ch. 38 vs. 18 through ch. 39 vs. 16 Book of Ecclesiastes


Attention:

Bulletin Information  All items to be considered for inclusion in the bulletin must be sent, preferably in an electronic format, to webmaster@bnai-israel.org or delivered to the Temple Office by the deadlines shown below. Accepted electronic formats are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, or a simple message in an email. If you are submitting a picture to be considered for inclusion, please make sure that it is a .jpg file. If you have any questions about these requirements, please email webmaster@bnai-israel.org or call (631) 775-6147. Issue October 2010 Issue November 2010 Issue December 2010 Issue January 2011 Issue February 2011 Issue

Deadline September 10, 2010 October 10, 2010 November 10, 2010 December 10, 2010 January 10, 2011

Items must be submitted on or before August 10, 2010 to be included in the September Bulletin. If items are received after this date, we cannot guarantee they will be included.

Please be prompt.  Items received after  the deadline, may not  be included. 

Adult Education ­ classes will begin in September:   

 

   

 

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program begins on Monday night September 20th at 8 pm. The class, taught by the Rabbi and Yaffa Lecce, will begin by teaching the Hebrew alphabet. By June, all students will become Bar/Bat Mitzvah, reading from the Torah. No prior Hebrew knowledge is necessary. The class will be on Monday nights until June. Beginners Hebrew for Adults begins on Monday night September 20th at 8 pm. Within six months all students will be able to read any Hebrew text. Why not be able to read the four Questions at this year’s Passover Seder and make your children proud of you? Torah at Panera will begin on Saturday, September 11th at 10 am. This class has proved to be a real winner, attracting many students to Panera’s restaurant on Sunrise Highway in Sayville as they enjoy Torah study while eating a good breakfast. The Rabbi will begin a class on teaching the Books of the Bible for Adults. The Jewish people are the people of the book so if you are a part of this people you should learn about this book. Did you know it is called Tanach in Hebrew and what this word stands for? Did you know there are thirty-nine books to the Hebrew Bible? During the course of the year the Rabbi will teach selected readings from the Bible’s three main sections beginning with the Book of Joshua. The books will be studied from a spiritual as well as historical and literary perspectives. The class will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning on October 28th at 8 pm. Please note change in the schedule from last month’s bulletin due to a conflict. The Rabbi is continuing his special Adult Education Self-study Program. This year the program will be "the Great Works of Jewish Religious Life". The class will look at the Mishnah, Midrash, Talmud, Legal Codes, Respona Literature, and the Zohar. The first introductory class will be held on Thursday night November 4th at 8 pm. The Rabbi will hold Meditation Moments for peace and healing on the first Friday night of the month after services.

If there are other programs you would like to see in the Temple, please write or speak with Rabbi. Please RSVP to the office so the Rabbi knows to expect you at the above mentioned programs.


Donations & Contributions  We gratefully acknowledge the following donors for their contributions to B’nai Israel Reform Temple: General Fund  Carole & Howard Shenkman Stuart & Beth Menis Stuart & Beth Menis Lila Morrison Phyllis & Nat Ozarin

In memory of Irving Ziegler In memory of Charlie Levine In memory of Miriam August In memory of Herb Morrison In memory of Everett Stant

Discretionary Fund  Michael Feather Melanie Meren Phyllis Rubin Bobbie Weisinger

Donation In honor of baby naming of Eleanor Meren In memory of Irving Ziegler In honor of Lori Weisinger’s Recovery

Help­A­Family  Rochelle & Gerald Slochevsky

Donation

The Stant Family

With heartfelt thanks to Jan & Joel Silverman for their friendship & support

Outreach  Cecele Wagner Helene, George & Annie Rose Davis The Lions Club of the Islips Trudy & Marty Neckameyer Lila Morrison Shaindy & Marty Ullman Trudy & Marty Neckameyer Rita DiGiantomasso Cecele Wagner Cecele Wagner

In memory of Kate Kaye, Sarah & Abraham Wagner In honor of baby naming of Adam Wain Donation In Memory of Everett Stant Donation In Memory of Everett Stant In memory of Margaret Maxian In memory of Everett Stant In Honor of Rabbi & Judy Moss In memory of Olga & Seymour Kaye, Bernice & Jack Wagner

Religious School  The Bukzin Family Joyce & Jim Amato Alice & Mike Lambert Alice & Mike Lambert Sharon Eckhaus

In memory of Charles Levine In memory of Everett Stant In memory of Everett Stant In memory of Israel Schaefer In memory of Everett Stant

Ethan William Snair Memorial Fund  Grandma Gammie & Pop Pop Roberta Snair Roberta Snair

In loving memory of our beloved Ethan In loving memory of our beloved Ethan In memory of Everett Stant In memory of Margaret Maxian

Music Fund  Dot & Irv Lewis Phyllis Rubin

In memory of Everett Stant In memory of Everett Stant

Prayerbook  Roberta Miller Roberta Miller Rhoda & Jerry Rosenberg Irene & John Schmitt Jesse, Sarah, Avri & Eitan Stant

In memory of Harold Bresloff In honor of my children – Deborah & Steven Sadiker, Scott & Marcy Miller & Michael & Nancy Miller In Loving Memory of Charles Levine In Memory of Irving Ziegler In Loving Memory of Everett Lawson Stant from your devoted family

Memorial Plaque  Abe & Ruth Goldsher Jesse Stant Jesse Stant

T h a n k   y o u ! 

Landscaping Fund 

In memory of Daniel Howard Goldsher In memory of Marjory Mayer Curnen In memory of Everett Lawson Stant


President’s Message 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Joel Silverman 

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and with little time to reflect, we move directly to thoughts and plans for the High Holy Days. The “season” begins with our Selichot Service on the Saturday evening immediately prior to Rosh Hashanah. Even if you haven’t made reservations for the dinner, all are welcome to the service that begins about 9:30 PM on September 4th. Join us for an opportunity to help make yourself ready for the special days to follow.

to encourage the giving of significant gifts to B’nai Israel by recognizing contributions of $1,000 or more from Temple families and friends. Several plaques have already been engraved. There are a number of blank plaques that we hope to dedicate in acknowledgement of donations received as a result of our annual Kol Nidre appeal this month. The “wall” is designed to “grow” by adding additional plaques as the number of donors grows.

Temple preparations for the High Holy Days begin in early summer in an effort to make sure everything is in place for the biggest crowds of the year. Please reread our “guidelines” letter and do your best to comply with some simple ground rules that will make the High Holy Day experience at B’nai Israel more spiritual and enjoyable for all.

We would be delighted to add your name to our new wall but will be grateful as well for any size contribution you are able to make. Each year, High Holy Day income provides a major financial boost to B’nai Israel. We have done well in the past, but given the state of the economy, this year we must do even better just to make up lost ground. I will speak with you in more detail about our financial need when I see you all in Temple very soon.

Plan to arrive early and save your own seat by actually being in Temple on time. As a matter of security, be prepared to show your ticket at the door and please cooperate with our ushers who have volunteered to do a difficult job for the benefit of the entire congregation. When you enter the lobby, look for our new “donor wall” on your left. The “wall” was donated by the estate of long time Temple member Stan Sonkin and his family. As a member of the Donations Committee, Stan hoped

As we approach the new year, Jan and I wish you and your loved ones a healthy, safe, and happy 5771. L'shanah tovah Joel

Religious School News 

$1­A­Week­Club News 

Registration for the 2010-2011 school year is ongoing. If you have not received the registration forms, or if you have any questions, please call the Temple office.

Welcome back to our $ a Week Club News for 5770/2009-2010. So many of you began your commitment to this wonderful and painless way to donate regularly to support our Temple, and now it’s time to “finish up” this year and begin the next one.

The Religious School book sale is Tuesday evening, September 7th from 6:00-8:00. Students' class assignments and the calendar for the year will be given out that night. You will also have the opportunity to pick up a candy case to help support the annual fundraiser. The opening days are: September 11th

Grades 4-6

September 12th

Grades K, 2, & 3

September 13th

Grades 7, 9, & H.S.

September 19th

Grades Pre-K & 1

September 20th

Grade 8

A Service Of Consecration welcoming all new students to our school will be held on Friday evening October 1st at 7:15. Invitations will be sent home.

Remember, if you are paid in full for a fifty-two week year ending at Succoth, you will earn your special certificate at Simchat Torah. So “catch up” now from our summer vacation. If you wish to know your exact total contribution, please call Judy Moss at 472-5272 for your personal update.

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Family Fun for Sukkot!   

 

 

 

 

  

 

Ritual Committee 

Sukkot begins four days after Yom Kippur. It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals. Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts”, refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai. In ancient times, people would make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem to bring the first portion of their harvests to the priests to show thanks to God.(urj.org) Each family can create and decorate their own sukkah in their own individual way. Using real or artificial fruit and vegetables is traditional but today anything goes. Build a sukkah using a big appliance box with the top and one side cut out, string sheets to form walls somewhere in your home, or turn a small area in your yard into a sukkah for a week. Decorate with plastic fruits and vegetables or make your own decorations! Here are some suggestions for making sukkah decorations. Enjoy!!! Free Form Foil Fruit Materials: newspaper, aluminum foil, masking tape, tempera paints, brushes, string for hanging Procedure: Crumple newspaper into a fist sized ball. Then mold sheets of foil around it to make different fruit shapes. Paint with tempera paint. The foil will show through, giving the fruit a shiny effect. When paint is dry, use a sharp instrument to make a hole through the top and put a string through the hole for hanging in the sukkah. Glittery craft dough star. Materials: craft dough, glitter, string Procedure: Use your favorite craft dough recipe to make stars using cookie cutters or cut two triangles from the dough and place one on top of the other upside down to form a Star of David. While the dough is still damp, sprinkle on glitter and make a hole in the top to thread string through for hanging. From my home to yours with Shalom,

Terri Randall Ritual Chairperson. Our Next meeting will be on Monday October 4 at 8pm in the temple social hall.


The New Year 5771  The observance of the High Holy Days begins on the first of Elul which this year is on Tuesday night August 10th, followed by Selichot on September 4th. Selichot is not only a wonderful dinner and a time for Temple families and friends to come together, it is also a preparation for the holy days to come, as many of the prayers, such as Avinu Malkeinu, are a part of the service. This year's Selichot will also have a discussion on the important subject, "The Future of the State of Israel." Erev Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday night September 8th with services the next day. When lighting the candles on that night the following blessing is recited: Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech haolam, asher kid; shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Yom tov. Amen. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with mitzvot , commanding us to kindle the light of the holy day. Amen. Be sure to attend the morning service on the 9th to hear the stirring sounds of the Shofar. We will meet at 1:30 pm by the Great River at Dowling College for Tashlich. During this beautiful and enjoyable service we throw pieces of bread onto the moving body of water to symbolize our throwing away of our past misdeeds in order to begin the New Year with a clean slate. This service is followed by our Family Service. We urge you to invite your friends and their children to this special service of everyone, regardless of age. Although we at B'nai Israel do not have services the second day, you are welcome to join Rabbi Moss as he brings the New Year to residents of various skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the community. The schedule will be found on the Temple website. The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are holy as well and given the title, Esreh Y'mei Teshuvah, the Ten Days of Repentance. Within the liturgy special prayers, including Avinu Malkeinu, are recited each day as the worshipper continues to turn his/her heart, mind, and soul to God and God's design for living life to its fullest each day. Yom Kippur begins on Friday night September 17th. As it is Shabbat, this Yom Kippur is particularly holy. The blessing over the candles for that night is: Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech haolam, asher kid; shanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat v'Yom HaKippurim. Amen. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the light of Shabbat and Yom Kippur. Amen. As the Temple is open the entire next day, please know that you can remain in the Temple throughout all the services. Many people enjoy the Rabbi's special meditation for the New Year held in the Hebrew School building between the morning and family service. As the Jewish calendar moves us from a day of serious reflection to one of rejoicing over life, we begin to prepare for Sukkot with our Sukkah decorating on Wednesday night September 22nd at 7 pm. There will also be a brief service afterward to begin this beautiful service of thanksgiving for the fall harvest. This year B'nai Israel will use the Sukkot holiday to raise our awareness of the many environmental issues that need to be confronted by our community and our country. Please remember that a special way to observe all these holy days and holidays is to bring donations of food to the Temple as a part of our congregation's High Holy Day Outreach to those in need in our community.


Bulletin Board & Announcements  B’nai Israel wishes

Trip to the Greek Synagogue to: Janet and Dennis Steiner on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Rebecca.

Please mark down on your calendar Sunday October 24th. The Rabbi will lead us to the Kehala Kedosha Jannina Synagogue in Manhattan. This is the synagogue of the Greek Jewish community of New York. The cost for the day is $40 a person and will include a ride on a luxury coach to the synagogue for a tour of it and the museum, and a kosher Greek lunch. We will stop at Yonah Shimmel's for our annual knish breakfast. Please RSVP by September 15th.

Get Ready...Get Set by Fran Baker Baked rugelach stacked in a heap My weary bones I take to sleep In the freezer other cakes wait Anxious for the important date Next day, the vacuum calls my name The bathrooms do much of the same Wash the dishes, wash the floor Don't think I can do any more A brand new day I clean the halls Ooops, I forgot the matzoh balls Stuffing, gravy ready to go All takes work I hope they know Last day of the year is here now All is done. I wipe my brow Change my clothes, get ready to eat Can't wait, now, my family to greet A car door slams, they must be here Kids and grandkids we hold so dear In they come this end of the day Would not have it another way

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Sisterhood proudly presents our

CHINESE AUCTION November 9, 2010

DONATIONS NEEDED We are looking for treasures from your chests. Only NEW items large or small will fulfill our quest. BASKETS are needed in new or gently used condition.

For further information please contact: Ann Michelson 758-9651 Ellen Frankino 744-4211

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Religious School Starts

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12:00 pm Ducks Concession Stand Fundraiser

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Sukkot 8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

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Sukkot

Sukkot

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Sukkot 6:00 pm Bingo

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Religious School Starts

Religious School Starts

7:00 pm Sukkah Decorating followed by Service

7:30 pm Sisterhood Meet & Greet

8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

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11:00 am Annual Golf Tournament

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11:00 am Temple Memorial Service at New Montefiore Cemetery

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6:00 pm Bingo

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7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

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7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

Sukkot

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8:00 pm Temple Board Meeting

7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

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9:30 am Morning Svc 1:30 pm Tashlich Svc 2:30 pm Children’s Svc

8:15 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

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Rosh Hashanah 5771

Erev Rosh Hashanah

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Religious School Book Sale

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7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal

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1 6:00 pm Bingo

8:00 pm Sukkot / Shabbat Service

Sukkot

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8:00 pm Kol Nidre Service

Erev Yom Kippur

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7:00 pm Children’s Svc 8:00 pm Shabbat Svc

Rosh Hashanah (2nd day) Deadline for October Bulletin

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8:00 pm Shabbat Service

Friday 

Thursday 

Wednesday 

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Religious School Starts

Volunteers Needed!

Monday 

Sunday 

September 2010 

10:00 am Steiner Bat Mitzvah

Sukkot

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Yom Kippur 9:30 am Morning Svc 12:30 pm Meditation 1:00 pm Family Svc 2:00 pm Afternoon Svc 4:15 pm Yizkor Svc 5:00 pm Concluding Svc

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Religious School Starts

10:00 am Torah at Panera

Shabbat Shuvah

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8:00 pm Selichot Dinner and Service (approximately 9:30 pm)

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Saturday 


8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

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8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

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8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

Deadline for November Bulletin

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8:00 am Jones Beach Breast Cancer Walk

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8:30 am NY Greek Synagogue Trip

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Thursday 

6:00 pm Bingo

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6:00 pm Bingo

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6:00 pm Bingo

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6:00 pm Bingo

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8:00 pm Adult Ed: Great Books of Jewish Religious Life Part 1

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8:00 pm Temple Board Meeting

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8:00 pm Adult Bible Study Group

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7:30 pm Board of Education Meeting

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It’s Simchat Torah  Chag Sameach! 

Wednesday 

8:00 pm Shabbat Service

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8:00 pm Shabbat Service

3:00 pm

9:30 am Lyons Bar Mitzvah

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4:00 pm Fishkind Bat Mitzvah

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3:00 pm Burgert Bar Mitzvah 8:00 pm Shabbat Service

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10:00 am Singer Bat Mitzvah

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10:00 am Torah at Panera

7:00 pm Children’s Service

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8:00 pm Shabbat Service

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Saturday 

Friday 

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7:30 pm Sisterhood Meeting

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8:00 pm Adult Hebrew Class

8:00 pm Ritual Committee

5 7:30 pm Sisterhood Board Meeting

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Tuesday 

Monday 

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October 2010 


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L’Shanah Tova to all from Sisterhood. The summer is coming to a close but we are ready to have an interesting and informative year. We look forward to seeing old and new friends. This year’s “Meet and Greet” will be on the 21st of September at 7:30 pm. We will discuss the programs and renew our focus. We hope to see you there. Rita and Phyllis

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Tuesday, September 21 Sunday, October 17 Monday, November 1 Tuesday, November 9

First Meeting of the Year Breast Caner Walk, Jones Beach Blood Drive Chinese Auction

7:45 pm 8:00 am 3:00-9:00 pm To Be Announced

Blood Drive I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those of you who helped plan and set up, and to those who stayed throughout the past blood drives to help. And, a special thanks to those of you who came to donate blood. As you all know, there is a constant need for blood, especially in the summer months, and we hope that you all try to donate as often as you are able. If you donate at a location other than our Temple, please use our donor site number 62531 so that B'nai Israel can get credit for the donation.

The next blood drive at our Temple is scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2010 from 3PM-9PM. Please continue to show your generosity and donate your time and your blood. Thanks- Your Sister- Rita D.-631 664-7968

The Judaica Shop is open for all your holiday and daily needs. Come look at the beautiful display of items. If you don’t see what you are looking for please ask. The Judaica Shop will be open after services on Friday evenings.

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12th Annual

Rabbi Dr. Steven A. Moss Golf Outing Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

Rock Hill Country Club 105 Clancy Road, Manorville, NY 11949

On Tuesday, September, 21, 2010, at 11:00 am, we will be having our twelfth annual golf outing at the Rock Hill Country Club to raise funds for our Temple’s varied community services. We offer friendship as well as material aid and services to our community in conjunction with other social service organizations in a hands-on program. Very Truly Yours, Golf Committee We thank the following sponsors for their support in this year’s golf outing. Please call the Temple office if you wish to be a part of this annual outing which benefits our community. Then your name will appear in the next bulletin as well as in our golf journal. Golf Ads: Argonaut Industries, Inc., Bohemia Chocolate-By-Design, Ronkonkoma Charles P. Fiorenti, DDS, W. Sayville Kessler & Liscia, PC, Selden Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Homes, W. Sayville Mark Salerno, DDS, Oakdale Michael J. Sloan, DMD, E. Islip Mark Slovin, DDS, Islip Towers Diner, Bohemia Tee Sponsors: Bayport Flower Houses, Inc., Bayport Michael J. Berger & Co. CPA’s, Ronkonkoma Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Oakdale I.J. Morris, Inc., Dix Hills Police Association of Suffolk County, Yaphank Sayville Hospital for Animals, Sayville

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Players: Seth Berman, Samson Burke, Tony Damian, Art Diamond, Danny Feldle, Ira Garvin, Neil Goldman, David Green, Allan Greenberg, John Holst, Allen Kaminsky, Michael Lambert, Paul Markowitz, Ken Oehler, Bill O’Neill, Joseph Schwan, Dennis Shin, Gerald Slochevsky, and Ed Sweeting Patron’s Package: Paul Haines Suffolk County PBA, Bohemia


Donations ­ We Need Your Help!  Your Temple’s income from dues has fallen during the past year, leaving B’nai Israel more dependent on donations than ever. Please consider making a donation at this time. While your donation may be made to honor a special person, remember that it also helps to provide good works for a larger community. Donations of $1000 or larger will be commemorated on an attractive new arrangement of plaques to be placed in the Temple lobby. Large donations may also be made in installments. How to Donate: You can bring or mail a check identifying the intended fund to the Temple. You can also arrange to provide larger donations in installments. Please contact the Temple office if you have any questions. (631) 563-1660 or email office@bnai-israel.org

Temple Funds and Sale Items  Sustaining the Temple  The General Fund The Building Fund The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Adding Natural Beauty  The Landscaping Fund Flower Arrangement donations

Involving Our Youth 

My Own Endowment Fund?  The Temple welcomes larger donations that establish endowment funds in accordance with donor wishes. An endowment provides the Temple with long-term benefits that you specify. Endowments are publicized and often grow by attracting additional donations from others. You may name your endowment fund in honor or in memory of someone special. Please call the Temple Office at 563-1660 for further information.

The Youth Group Fund

Honoring Memory  The Ian Matarasso Memorial Fund The Ethan William Snair Memorial Fund The Sidney Sonkin Memorial Fund

Remembering Life Events  Engraved leaf on our Tree of Life Engraved plaque on the Honorial-Memorial Board Memorial plaque in the sanctuary Prayer book

Sharing Music  The Music Fund

 Adding to the Experience  The Fine Arts Fund

Aiding the Community  The Outreach Program The Help-a-Family Program The Shiva Fund

Promoting the School  The Religious School Fund The Library Fund The Scholarship Fund

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Condolences  The B’nai Isarel Congregational Family extends its deepest condolences to the Rosolinsky Family on the loss of Marlene’s father, Israel Schaefer and to the Stant family on the loss of Jesse’s husband, Everett. May they find comfort in the blessings of good memories that will always be theirs.

Yahrzeits  September 3rd  *Jeannette Blutreich Ray Bukzin Anna Chernow *Aaron Finkelstein Philip Frost Walter Kalish Anna Goldman William Lennox Earl H. Lieberman *Bella Marcus *Fredrick Carl Morse *Herman Rosen Joseph Schwarzchild Max Tarter Jerome Ulberg

September 10th  James Blake *Oscar Brass *Sydell Drucker *Louis Gold Samuel Saul Goldring Irving Heller Harold Herzfeld Sidney Hochheiser

The following names of loved ones whose Yahrzeit are observed during the preceding week will be read before the Kaddish Prayer at the Friday Evening Service on: *Meyer Hofstadter Pearl Kane Selig Levine Stanley Nitzburg *Jason Anthony Mariano *Sylvia Porwick Moishe Rosenthal Dora Ullman *Gertrude Zimmerman

September 17th  Harry Baraw *Richard Neil Berman Henry Burstein *Anna Cohen *Betty Diamond Kurt Dillon Lillian Edell *Rose Frost David Goldapper Morris Goldfarb Robert Gunther Anna Kass *Sadie Lehrbaum *Martha Olshan *Sol Opatosky Harry Peck

*Herman Reitberg Stanley Schuster *Stanley Sonkin *Abraham Ullman *Victims of 9-11 Roberto Zayas

September 24th  David Berlin Lila Buslow *Anna Cohen Theodore Davis *Al J. Drucker *Jacob Fogelnest *Maurine Goldsmith Evelyn Gregory Julius Hans *Tillie Krasner Frances Levine *Irving Malchman Arthur Neckameyer Theresa Plewka Benjamin Ratzan *Robert Saslau Anne Shapiro Philip Singer

Cemetery Plots Available 

* Indicates a Memorial Plaque is lit in the sanctuary.

I.J. MORRIS, INC. Jewish Funeral Directors Since 1888

B'nai Israel has both Jewish and Interfaith burial plots available for its congregants and their families. If you are interested in purchasing plots, please call the Temple office and someone from the Cemetery Committee will contact you with details and answer any questions. The office number is 631-563-1660.

Please Contact the Rabbi...  Please call Rabbi Moss at (631) 472-5272 when someone is sick or if there is a death in the family so that the Temple can extend its assistance.

Before making any funeral arrangements, please call Rabbi Moss at (631) 472-5272

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INVITATIONS BY YAFFA Mike Weber (631) 588-5252 FAX: (631) 588-0918

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Invitations For All Occasions Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Business Stationery and More


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contact the Temple Office if you are interested (631) 563-1660

CHOCOLATE BY DESIGN INC. 631-737-0082

office@bnai-israel.org

Excellent service since 1979

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BE YOUR OWN GUEST WAITERS/WAITRESSES BARTENDERS/GRILL PEOPLE (631) 745-1180 or (631) 580-4432 YOU BE THE GUEST, WE’LL DO THE

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MITZVAH CATERERS AT THE NORTH SHORRE JEWISH CENTER

YOUR PLACE OR OURS WEDDINGS, BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, BRISSIM, BABY NAMINGS,KIDDUSHIM, SHIVA MEALS, ELEGANT DINNER S, OFFICE, BBQS OR ANY EVENT ASK FOR ANDREW OR IRWIN (631) 928-6082

“Mitzvah caterers will gladly donate a portion of your bill back to your organization” STRICT ORTHODOX RABBINICAL SUPERVISION

Mathematics Tutoring & Test Prep + Personalized instruction for any math class or test + College, high school or middle school math + Algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, much more

SHORE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS AND SENIORS

RONALD J. TADDEO, MD BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIST

Paul Guzzardo Jr., M.S. NYS Certified Mathematics Teacher

MARGARET GALVIN, NPP HILARY PARENTE, LCSW MARY MACCONNELL, LCSW, BCD ERIN HAYES, LCSW JANE INDILLA-BROWN, LMSW KATHLEEN MALSKY, LMSW CHRISTINE SADOUSKY, LMSW

631-384-5365 guzzardomath-students@yahoo.com

4 Phyllis Drive SUITE H PATCHOGUE, NY 11772

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Temple Directory  67 Oakdale, Bohemia Road, Oakdale, NY 11769 Phone (631) 563-1660 Fax (631) 563-9816

Website Email

www.bnai-israel.org office@bnai-israel.org

Clergy  Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss Cantor Ilana Plutzer

Temple Office Staff  (631) 472-5272

rabbi@bnai-israel.org cantor@bnai-israel.org

Board of Trustees 

Religious School 

President, Joel Silverman Past President, Barbie Saslau Vice Presidents: Buildings & Grounds, Seth Berman Fundraising, Debby Lyons Administration, Michael Lambert

president@bnai-israel.org

bandg@bnai-israel.org fundraising@bnai-israel.org

Treasurer, Allen Kaminsky Financial Secretary, Barbara Abrams Recording Secretary, Martha Kolodkin Trustees: Jeannette Berman, Joel Brand, Arthur Diamond, Rita DiGiantomasso, Paul Fink, Ritva Gottesman, Debby Lazen, Brian Linehan, Richard Motlin, Nat Ozarin, Donna Paskin, Stephanie Plewka, Terri Randall, Ira Rosenfeld, Steve Saslau

Committees, Groups, and other individuals to know...  Choir Director, Roselyn Selmanoff Sisterhood Co-Presidents Rita Porwick & Phyllis Rubin

Religious School Office (631) 563-1663 school@bnai-israel.org Bar/Bat Mitzvah Scheduling Fran Baker (631) 567-1537

Bingo Hall 

Temple Caterers 

sisterhood@bnai-israel.org

B’nai Israel is limited to these caterers for any celebration in the Temple Social Hall.

membership@bnai-israel.org

Bagels N a Hole Lot More Port Jefferson Station location (631) 474-4445

Brotherhood President, Barry Saffren (631) 775-6147

Chairperson, Alice Lambert (631) 589-1375

1644 Locust Avenue, Bohemia (631) 244-9057

Legal Council, Jonathan Sinnreich

Membership Chairperson Jeannette Berman

Karen Smollins & Kim Rogers-Schade

Ritual Chairperson Terri Randall

ritual@bnai-israel.org

Donation Committee

donations@bnai-israel.org

Lessing's Caterers (631) 277-7800 (631) 581-0022

Groundskeeper, Joel Silverman Custodian, Tom Smollins

Mitzvah Caterers of Plainview (516) 938-1310 (516) 351-0661

Yarmulke Orders (631) 472-1888 Harriet Jacobs (for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Weddings)

Woodbury Kosher (516) 681-7766

Outreach, Ritva Gottesman (631) 804-9545

ritgott@gmail.com

Zan’s Kosher Caterers (631) 979-8770

Bulletin, Website, Temple e-nouncements Jeannette Berman (631) 775-6147

webmaster@bnai-israel.org

Miller Place Bagel & Deli (631) 331-7645

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Inside this issue: Elul 5770/Tishrei 5771 September 2010 Volume 11, Issue 9 B’nai Israel Reform Temple 67 Oakdale-Bohemia Road Oakdale, NY 1...

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