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Shavuot Schedule High Holiday Schedule Cemetery Report Graduates Tisha B’Av

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Shabbat Services From Rabbi Sisterhood/Men’s Club Schools Youth Adult Studies

June/July 2011 IYAR/SIVAN/TAMMUZ 5771

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Buns Family Library Fundraising Report Family Programs Life Cycle Events Mitzvah Grams

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Shabbat Services & Candlelighting

Congregation B’nai Israel 727-381-4900 Contacts

Friday June 3, 2011 Candlelighting 8:06 pm Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach 6:15 pm 6700 Beach Plaza, Upham Beach St. Pete. Beach If rain, at CBI. Saturday, June 4, 2011 Sedra - Naso Shabbat Services 9:00 am June & July Birthday Shabbat

Saturday, July 2, 2011 Sedra - Hukkat Rosh Hodesh Tammuz Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Chana Olmstead Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:15 pm

Friday, July 8, 2011 Candlelighting 8:13 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Alice Ettinger

Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:05 pm

Friday, June 10, 2011 Candlelighting 8:09 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm Saturday, June 11, 2011 Sedra - Beha’alotekha Shabbat Services 9:00 am B’nai Mitzvah of Anna Charlotte Walters & William Eli Walters

Saturday, July 9, 2011 Sedra - Balak Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Dr. Leslie Pearlstein Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:15 pm

Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:10 pm

Friday, July 15, 2011 Candlelighting 8:11 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Chana Olmstead

Friday, June 17, 2011 Candlelighting 8:11 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm June Anniversary Shabbat

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Sedra - Pinhas Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Dr. Ruth Lebowitz Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:10 pm

Saturday, June 18, 2011 Sedra - Shelakh Shabbat Services 9:00 am Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:10 pm

Friday, June 24, 2011 Candlelighting 8:13 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pincus

Friday, July 22, 2011 Candlelighting 8:09 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Jesse Rodman Saturday, July 23, 2011 Sedra - Matot Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Dr. Starr Silver Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:10 pm

Saturday, June 25, 2011 Sedra - Korah Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Gail Frye Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:15 pm

Friday, July 1, 2011 Candlelighting 8:13 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Dr. Barnett Stein

Friday, July 29, 2011 Candlelighting 8:05 pm Musical Shabbat 7:30 pm Glimpses Into Jewish History Speaker: Naomi Berg Saturday, July 30, 2011 Sedra - Masei Shabbat Services 9:00 am Sermonette - Jesse Rodman Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:05 pm

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CHILD CARE To request Shabbat morning childcare for preschoolers, please call the Synagogue office by Wednesday prior to Shabbat.

DAILY SERVICES Please join our twice daily Minyan which meets weekday mornings at 7:45 am Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, National Holidays, Independence Day on July 4th at 9:00 am and weekday evenings, July 3 - August 18 at 8:00 pm.

ROSH HODESH SIVAN June 3

ROSH HODESH TAMMUZ July 2 & 3

ROSH HODESH AV August 1 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST The Mitzvah Men’s Club provides a Continental Breakfast for all worshippers on Minyan Mornings in the alcove of the Social Hall. Please join the Minyanaires for the morning Shaharit service and relax and schmooze over breakfast bagels, cream cheese, coffee cake and coffee/tea.

Rabbi Jacob Luski, D.D. 727-381-4900 Ext. 207 rabbi.luski@cbistpete.org Hazzan Paul D. Goldstein 727-381-4900 Ext. 205 cantor@cbistpete.org Executive Director, Sara A. Latham 727-381-4900 Ext. 202 execdir@cbistpete.org Pauline Rivkind Preschool Director Bonnie Halprin 727-381-4900 Ext. 211 preschool@cbistpete.org Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah Education Director, Ilana Dayan 727-381-4900 Ext. 310 prttdir@cbistpete.org Youth & Family Program Director Sandy Brasch 727-381-4900 Ext. 209 youthdir@cbistpete.org Torah Reader, Deborah Marmon Office Manager, Pam Askin 727-381-4900 Ext. 203 officemgr@cbistpete.org Receptionist, Anita Helfand 727-381-4900 Ext. 201 receptionist@cbistpete.org Accounting, Barbara Jarvis 727-381-4900 Ext.204 accounting@cbistpete.org PRTT Secretary, Patzi Gil 727-381-4900 Ext. 210 prttsec@cbistpete.org President, Karen Sher kwsher123@aol.com Sisterhood President, Alice Ettinger Men’s Club President, Keyvan Kohan USY President, Julia Halprin Bulletin Committee: Layout Editor, Masha Ronay

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From the Rabbi The Book of Ruth, which we read on Shavuot, contains a brutal reminder of the brevity of life in the death of Naomi’s husband and sons. One moment, Naomi has the blessings of a full family and the joy of seeing all her children married. The next moment, her world comes suddenly crashing down around her. Everything – everyone – who Naomi held precious is gone.

knew the angel would not take a soul from this world while it was engaged in fulfilling a mitzvah. So, every Shabbat, from candle lighting until Havdalah, King David studied Torah non-stop. In this way, the angel of death was delayed many years. Then, one Shabbat, the angel blew a strong wind through David’s window. The wind startled David. He looked up and at that moment, the angel of death took David’s soul.

Life is like that. We can never know what tomorrow will bring. Yet, most of the time, we go about our lives as if we will live forever. We live by the procrastinator’s motto: “Why should I do today what I can put off for tomorrow?” This may not be true in our work. In our professional lives, we know that there are deadlines that must be met; there are certain windows of opportunity that cannot be missed. They are here and then they are gone and they will not be back again. Yet, how many windows of opportunity do we miss in our personal lives? How many baseball games do we miss? How many phone calls do we not make? How many dinners with our children? How many walks with our spouses? How often do we pass up the opportunity to help someone, always waiting for tomorrow? If you knew that you only had five years to live, or one year, or six months, what would you do? Would you live differently? What choices would you make?

King David tried to evade the inevitable, to freeze time. No matter how we try, the wheel of time keeps turning. Still, David’s realization also led him to make the best use of his time, to use it for a higher purpose. It may not have prevented his death, but it added meaning and purpose to his life. We can do the same. We cannot stay death’s hand forever, but we can make the most of every day we are given and give our lives a deeper significance.

I can tell you the choice King David made. According to the Midrash, David asked God when he would die. God told David: “No man can know the day of his death, but I will tell you this David, you will die on a Shabbat.” David then set about a plan to fool the angel of death. He

Remember the saying: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. This is not the Jewish approach to life. The Jewish attitude is live every day as if it was your last. Do not wait for tomorrow – it may never come. Remember that each day is a gift from God, and we have to treasure that gift and make the most of it while it is still in our possession. Joanne joins me in wishing you a joyous and meaningful Shavuot. Hag Sameah! Shalom,

Rabbi Jacob Luski

SHAVUOT SERVICE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Erev Shavuot Candlelighting 8:08 pm Shavuot Services & Tikun Leyl Shavuot Night of Torah Study 8:00 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Shavuot Yom Tov Services Includes Bounty of Babies Ceremony 9:00 am Yom Tov Evening Service 8:00 pm Candlelighting 9:08 pm Thursday, June 9, 2011 Shavuot Yom Tov Service and Yizkor 9:00 am Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:15 pm

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Our New President We would like to welcome Dr. Leslie Pearlstein as our new CBI President.

From the Executive Director First of all, kudos to Keyvan Kohan, Stephanie & family, and the Men’s Club for the fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch. Almost 200 people enjoyed the morning of food, schmoozing and entertainment. The ladies were treated royally, what a fabulous morning! Secondly, to all the men of our congregation, Happy Father’s Day. Even if you are not a father, I would like to wish you a day of R&R. You are all terrific! I would like to welcome Dr. Leslie Pearlstein as our new CBI President. Even though he doesn’t officially take over until July 1, he is already working hard. His compassion and kindness will be an asset to our Board. Our new Executive Committee and Board of Trustees joined Leslie with enthusiasm, and have already begun working diligently. Thank you for your commitment. The Lag B’Omer Picnic at Lake Seminole Park was another great success. Thank you to the Men’s Club and Sandy Brasch for a wonderful day. Don’t forget to come to our Kabbalat Shabbat services at Upham Beach Friday, June 3rd at 6:15 pm. Summertime and the living is ……. (you fill in the blank). Easy, hot, busy, fun, etc. No matter what word you choose to fill in the blank, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful and safe summer. Sara Latham Executive Director


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SELIHOT SERVICE – SATURDAY NIGHT, September 24, 2011 Program and Reception 9:00 pm Selihot Service 10:30 pm KEVER AVOT – MEMORIAL SERVICES – Sunday, September 25, 2011 Menorah Gardens 10:30 am Royal Palm 11:30 am ROSH HASHANA EVE SERVICE – Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7:00 p.m. We urge everyone attending to have their tickets with them and to allow sufficient time for parking to be seated by 6:45 pm. ROSH HASHANA - FIRST DAY – Thursday, September 29, 2011 Introductory Service and Shaharit 8:30 am Torah Reading 9:30 am SHOFAR SERVICE 10:15 am Sermon 10:30 am Musaf Service 11:00 am Tashlich Service at Lake Pasadena 6:00 pm Minha, Maariv 7:00 pm ROSH HASHANA - SECOND DAY – Friday, September 30, 2011 Introductory service and Shaharit 8:30 am Torah Reading 9:30 am SHOFAR SERVICE 10:15 am Sermon 10:30 am Musaf Service 11:00 am SHABBAT SHUVA Friday, September 30 Minha, Maariv Saturday, September October 1 Minha, Maariv & Havdala Service

6:30 pm 9:00 am 7:00 pm

EREV YOM KIPPUR MINHA – Friday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. KOL NIDRE – 6:50 p.m. We urge everyone attending to have their tickets with them and to allow sufficient time for parking to be seated by 6:35 pm. YOM KIPPUR DAY – Saturday, October 8, 2011 Introductory Service & Shaharit 8:30 am Torah Reading 9:30 am Musaf Service 10:45 am Sermon & Yizkor 1:00 pm Minha Service 4:50 pm Neila 5:55 pm Minha-Neila Services will commence at 5:55 p.m. and all worshipers are requested to remain in their seats until the conclusion of the Maariv Service and the final sound of the Shofar at approximately 7:40 pm. followed by the Mitzvah Men’s Club break-the-fast snacks. CANDLELIGHTING: ROSH HASHANA: Erev 1st Day – Wednesday, September 28 Erev 2nd Day – Thursday, September 29 SHABBAT SHUVA: Friday, September 30 YOM KIPPUR: Friday, October 7

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Come join us! For membership information please contact: Susan Kagan – Membership VP iwakuni16@aol.com 727-347-3243

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SISTERHOOD What a Great Year! Let’s review what our past year has been like! We have been charitable; we’ve had fun, and have been very busy! The year started off with our organizational meeting where we met each other and introduced those who were new to the Sisterhood Board. I was the newest of all and I was president and had no real idea what I was getting into! Together, you helped me learn the ropes and I began to find my way. What have we accomplished? First we made beautiful plates for Rosh Hashana. We had a fun Kitchen Shower that helped get some new items for the kitchen. We also made cards that were sent to our members who were ill. Our Paid-Up Membership dinner included a guest chef who helped us make different kinds of tacos for dinner. While we schmoozed, we enjoyed a wonderful evening, with manicures and massages to make a relaxing and delicious evening out. We honored many of our CBI friends at the Women of Distinction evening—but our own Ruth Ann Mizrahi was the CBI Sisterhood Woman of Distinction. Gail Frye and I attended the 2011 Women’s League International Convention in Baltimore. We learned so much and have fabulous memories and pictures of us worthy of blackmail from Vashti’s Banquet! Several of us also attended the Sarasota Wheels program for fun and learning. The fabulous Torah Fund Dinner honored Susie Berman at the 2011 Jackie Jacobs Woman of Achievement. The evening was elegant

and as always we were proud to make a large contribution to Torah Fund. I was honored to receive the first Linda Blum Scholarship to attend Leadership Institute held in Atlanta. Everything I learned will be incorporated to make me a more effective leader to Sisterhood and CBI. We had the honor of hosting Genie Blaher, Region President, during our Sisterhood Shabbat Weekend. We prepared dinner for “Got Shabbat? What’s On Your Plate?” and Kiddush lunch for Birthday Shabbat. Sisterhood participated in Mitzvah Day by making and delivering sandwiches for Pinellas Hope. Until you’ve watched the peanut butter and jelly assembly line at work, you haven’t lived. We had so much fun bonding with goo all over us! We had a great turn out for baking over 800 hamantashen for Mishloach Manot; and we filled baskets for the congregation, and others in the community. And please don’t forget that we helped support our Youth Groups, sponsored most of the Onegs and Kiddushim for the year, baked, cooked, gave financial support to CBI and provided many other things for CBI as requested. To round our list: Simchat Torah, Adult Studies, Seudah Shlishit, Israeli Independence Day breakfast, Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts, Hanukka, Gift and Craft and probably more. And remember our beautiful Judaica Shop where every purchase helps Sisterhood and CBI. That may have covered our year so far. We are planning a fabulous end-of-the-year Ladies Night Out so we are not done yet! So, if that doesn’t get you interested for next season, I don’t know what will; but we will keep getting better and more exciting and fun so you will have more reason than ever to be with us. Alice Ettinger, Sisterhood President

The Ritual Committee of Congregation B’nai Israel encourages worshippers to participate in services by performing aliyot. If you would like to receive an aliyah, please call the synagogue office at 381-4900, or kindly speak to one of the ushers when you enter the sanctuary, and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Those wishing to receive an aliyah on Shabbat morning are asked to arrive at services no later than 9:30 am. We look forward to your participation. Shalom, Morry Bornstein, Ritual Chair


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THE PAULINE RIVKIND PRESCHOOL Pauline Rivkind Preschool helps children grow and flourish. Jewish values and traditions are integrated through all the programs. Cognitive skills and social, emotional, and physical development are encouraged through learning activities, play, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Pauline Rivkind Preschool offers the security of safe, nurturing care in our happy community. Well trained staff gives children the care and attention so vital in the early years. We offer individualized care in a friendly atmosphere with a low teacher-to-child ration. Pauline Rivkind Preschool is a year round school. We are open throughout the summer with a camp program. We offer classes for children one year old through five years old. During the school year, we participate in the Florida VPK program. All children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2011 can come to preschool for FREE! Contact Bonnie Halprin at 302-9668 for more information about our wonderful preschool programs. B’shalom! Bonnie Halprin, Preschool Director

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THE PAULINE RIVKIND TALMUD TORAH The Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah closing program was held on Sunday, May 15th. Parents and students enjoyed the closing program. Awards were given to students who attended Junior Congregation and teachers received appreciation gifts. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the teachers who helped make this school year a success‌ Hazzan Paul Goldstein, Shoshana David, Pam Himmel, Janice LeVine. PRTT will commence at 9:00 am Sunday, August 28, 2011 and will be off to a great start with many new and innovative ideas. Have a wonderful and safe summer. Shalom, Ilana Dayan, Education Director


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YOUTH DEPARTMENT As I begin my fourth year as Youth Director at CBI, it is only natural for me to evaluate what has been accomplished and to set goals for this next year. Our USY chapter had set their sights high and after hosting the Mercaz Sub Regional Convention this past spring they now know when working together they can accomplish anything! Congratulations to the newly elected USY Board for 2011-2012: President: Alyssa Kobernick Executive VP: Programming VP: Naomi LeVine Communications V.P Michael Warren Social Action/Tikun Olam VP: Reva Halprin Religion/Education VP: Jeremy Reiskind Israel, Affairs VP: Jeremy Bloom Membership/Kadima VP: Julia Halprin 9th Grade Rep Historian/ Secretary: Ariel Reich CBI has a tradition of developing leaders and this year is no exception. Ariel Reich will serve as Mercaz President and Jesse Sokolov Vice President for the 2011-2012 year. If your children have not been enrolled in Hebrew High or Mehina in the past I urge you to consider enrolling them this coming year. In addition to fulfilling the mitzvah of learning, seeing their Jewish friends’ midweek is an added benefit. We will continue our popular Dine and Dash when the kids will have the chance to come early and enjoy a light dinner before class. If you are interesting in sponsoring a dinner, the cost is only $36.00. Kadima held their elections in May. Mazal Tov to the Kadima Board for 2011-2012: President: Max Kobernick Vice President: Rachel LeVine 8th Grade Rep.: Rachel Piper 7th Grade Rep: Robert Carroll 6th Grade Rep: Danielle LeVine Thank you to the outgoing Board: Jared LeVine, Max Kobernick, Marc LeVine The Board will meet over the summer to set goals and plan new and exciting events. Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzam’ut at the Trop. was a perfect way to top off a great year. More than a dozen Kadimaniks and Halutzim members boarded a bus and attended the celebration together, May 15th. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered this past year to make the Youth Department a strong and vital part of CBI and to all who supported our youth through your donations to the USY Fund and Israel and Ramah Scholarship Funds. A special thanks to the Youth Commission and to Karen and Cary Reich who served as Co Chairs. Have a safe and relaxing summer. Sandy Brasch

FROM THE MAILBOX From: Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services Dear Rabbi Luski, Board of Directors and Staff: To all of you, and your congregation, we offer our deepest thanks for your generous participation in the community-wide food drive, Operation Afikomen. On behalf of those we serve, we are grateful for the abundance added to our food pantry. Once again, Operation Afikomen is part of the “14 th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger” program conducted by the Feinstein Foundation. For every item of food donated, The Feinstein Foundation will contribute one dollar to our organization. We will receive their check in July. Thank you so much for your continued support. Todah Rabbah! Sincerely, Francine Wolf, Family Support Service Coordinator Jewish Community Services From: Northside Christian School To:

Dear Ms. Latham, Thank you so much for setting up the field trip for my students at your synagogue. As always, my students really enjoyed learning about the Jewish culture and religious practice. Mrs. Rivy Chapman does a great job of presenting in an interesting and entertaining way. Thanks also, for the refreshments. The students were surprised and delighted by the cookies and punch. I hope that they did not make a mess of any kind in your lobby. Enclosed are a few thank you notes that my students chose to write to you. May you experience a blessed Passover season. Sincerely, Cindy Duff, M.A., Chair of Bible and Religion Dept. From: Northside Christian School To: Rivy Chapman You hit a homerun again with my students this year. Your presentation was one of their favorite stops on our field trip, as evidenced by the large number of students who wanted to write you a thank you note. Enclosed you will find the notes that my students wrote to you. Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing your time and expertise with us. I will not be teaching World Religions classes next year, so I will not be the instructor who will bring the students to your synagogue next spring. However, I will be sure to tell the new instructor all about your wonderful presentation and the opportunity that they have to see up close the beauty of your culture and your religious rituals. Sincerely, Cindy Duff, M.A., Chair of Bible and Religion Dept. A smathering of remarks from the students,,,”Thank you for inviting us into CBI. Talking to us about the Jewish religion is refreshing…….Loved coming to CBI. Enjoyed all the facts about the Jewish religion. Loved the refreshments…..…Loved coming to CBI and enjoyed seeing what you usually do.”


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ADULT STUDIES New Beginning Hebrew Class Ruth Mauer is beginning two Beginners Hebrew classes on Wednesday evenings in room 4. Hebrew I - 6:45 - 8:00 pm Hebrew II - 5:30 - 6:45 pm Hebrew I focuses on learning the alphabet and the prayers of the Friday evening service. Hebrew II continues with the 2nd book in the Hebrew series, which includes prayers from the Shabbat morning services. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to read Hebrew in a small, friendly, casual group. Please call the Synagogue office for details and let us know which class you would be delighted to attend. Talmud Made Easy, led by Stephen Wein Meets at 7:00 pm in the Buns Family Library on Wednesday, June 15th

For 5772:

As we prepare and plan for the year of 5772 and the Adult Studies Programs, this is the time for anyone who desires to either teach or attend a specific session to please contact me via the synagogue office. I wish our entire congregational family a pleasant and safe summer.

B’shalom, Lou Bader

CBI’s CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK IS ONCE AGAIN UNDER JEWISH OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT More than 40 years ago, forward looking members of CBI created a wonderful Jewish cemetery in Pinellas County. Now, some 13 years after it was sold to a national company that subsequently allowed the quality of the once beautiful, pastoral property to decline, CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL PARK is once again back in Jewish hands and well on its way to being lovingly restored. A non-profit community group, initially made up of members of CBI and Temple Beth El and called the JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETY OF PINELLAS COUNTY, INC., took over ownership on April 1st. Anyone who has driven along Ulmerton Rd. between Starkey and Belcher roads, off of which the road to the cemetery is located, has surely noticed the tasteful and attractive new sign. The property itself is currently undergoing a massive restoration. More than 200 trees have been rejuvenated by a master arborist, the expansive lawns are once again green and a caring, haimish management is in place. At present the cemetery is expected to take care of the needs of the Pinellas Jewish community for some 70+ years, with additional land to expand beyond that. Currently, prices for burial plots at the few cemeteries with limited “Jewish sections” are nearly three times those at Chapel Hill. The current $1500 price will be raised by at least 20%, effective August 1st. Although obviously most of the older sections are nearly full, the newest section opened in the ‘90’s, Menorah Gardens III, has ample space for both single and double spaces and family “estate” plots.

QUOTE The highest form of wisdom is loving-kindness. Berakhot 17a

You are invited to come by anytime to experience the peace and serenity of the location. CBI members are invited to call 531-0475 to make an appointment for a personal visit and to view available locations. Appointments are arranged every day except Shabbat, including evenings.


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BUNS FAMILY LIBRARY

CBI - HADASSAH BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB MEETINGS The CBI-Hadassah Book Clubs will continue to meet monthly on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Buns Family Library for lively discussions of current books. Please watch for the upcoming reading list for next fall. If you would like to lead a discussion group, please call Sheila Wasserman at 347- 5816!

BOOK REVIEW Families, Rabbis and Education: Traditional Jewish Society in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe Author: Shaul Stampfer Publisher: Littman Library For many years now, Shaul Stampfer has been recognized as an authority in all things dealing with nineteenth-century Jewish Eastern Europe. In his newest book we have a collection of numerous essays representing more than twenty years of his scholarship, including one essay published for the first time (The Missing Rabbis of Eastern Europe). Stampfer’s focus is not on the purely intellectual debates between rabbinic elites. He is more interested in social history, how average people and in particular women lived. Even his discussions of rabbis emphasize such matters as inheritance of rabbinic positions and the rabbi’s role in communal life. His sources are quite broad: traditional rabbinic works as well as Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian texts and newspapers. People have generally assumed that marriages in Jewish Eastern Europe were very stable, with divorce being quite rare. Stampfer, however, provides evidence to demonstrate that divorce was common and not shameful. In addition to citing statistics, Stampfer refers to memoir literature that mentions divorce. Yet I do think Stampfer exaggerates the frequency of divorce. For example, one of his statistics of marriage and divorce is from the 1860s in the city of Berdichev where for every three to four marriages, there was one divorce. However, these numbers are certainly skewed for the simple reason that while marriages took place in every town, to obtain a divorce couples had to travel to a larger city where there was a bet din and scribe. Thus, divorces from any one city do not reveal a ratio of marriage to divorce. The situation is identical to what happens today. Couples get married anywhere they want, but must come to a central location for their divorce. Stampfer also argues that, contrary to another popular stereotype, early teenage marriage was not at all common in traditional Jewish society. While it occurred among the economic and intellectual elite, and is immortalized in memoirs of the latter, early teenage marriage does not reflect the life experience of the average young Jew. Similarly, the lower class, which encompassed most Jews, did not have much use for matchmaker services, and indeed, romance was a factor in their marriages. Tied to the points made so far is the place of women in society. Many of us are accustomed to think of traditional society as one in which men had all the power and made all the decisions, and in which the husband went out to work while the wife served as a homemaker. Yet Stampfer shows that while this perception fits in very well with contemporary “family values,” it is not how East European Jewish society functioned. Women generally worked, were involved in business ventures, and were thus “out of the home.” Unlike today, the stay-at-home wife and mother was not necessarily an ideal. There is much more that can be said about Stampfer’s careful scholarship, which is a treat for all readers. I know many share my wish to soon see in print the English edition of his classic work on the Lithuanian yeshivot. By Marc Shapiro, excerpted from The Jewish Book Review, www.wordpress.com


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Liesa Abel, daughter of Drs. Warren & Naomi Abel, graduated from St. Petersburg High School and will attend Nativ program in Israel and Florida State University. Michaela Feinman, daughter of Dr. Larry & Sheryl Feinman, graduated from Osceola High School and will attend Florida State University. Jonathan Friedman, son of Fred & Diane Friedman, graduated from St. Petersburg Collegiate and will attend the University of Florida. Sam Green, daughter of Moe & Pam LeCompte and grandson of Jean Giles Wittner, graduated from Shorecrest School and will attend the University of Virginia. Allison Haberer, daughter of Stefan & Liza Haberer, graduated from Osceola High School and will attend the University of Texas. Harvey Halprin, son of David & Bonnie Halprin, and grandson of Bette Shroeder, graduated from St. Petersburg High School I.B. program and will attend the University of Florida. Yael Reich, daughter of Cary & Karen Reich and granddaughter of Tikva Melamed-Goff, graduated from Gibbs High School PCCA program and will attend the University of Florida. Elissa Reiskind, daughter of Dr. Marc & Laurie Reiskind and granddaughter of Dr. Mike & Sandy Slomka, graduated from St. Petersburg High School I.B. program and will attend Kenyon College. Ben Sembler, son of Greg & Liz Sembler and grandson of Lenny & Ruth Mauer, graduated from St. Petersburg Collegiate and will attend Southern Oregon University. Danielle Sheppard, daughter of Dr. Robert & Ina Sheppard, graduated from Shorecrest School and will attend the University of Miami. Ethan Sherman, grandson of Mort & Bev Sherman, graduated from Santa Rosa High School and will attend the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California. Zach Sutton, son of Robert & Sheryl Sutton and grandson of Ralph & Ruth Ann Mizrahi graduated from Osceola High School and will attend St. Petersburg College. Brittany van Gelder, daughter of Dr. Hugh & Susie van Gelder and granddaughter of Maury & Rachel Seldin, graduated from Shorecrest School and will attend Vanderbilt University. Jennifer van Gelder, daughter of Dr. Hugh & Susie van Gelder and granddaughter of Maury & Rachel Seldin, graduated from Shorecrest School and will attend Clemson University. Stephanie van Gelder, daughter of Dr. Hugh & Susie van Gelder and granddaughter of Maury & Rachel Seldin, graduated from Shorecrest School and will attend Emory University. Justin Jay, son of Arthur & Diane Jay, graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law.

Nicole Katz, daughter of Frank & Carol Katz, graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Nina Phillips, daughter of Gary & Helen Freid, graduated with as a Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Louis Terry, son of Martha Terry, graduated with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and will continue to live in Chicago and work as a quantitative trader. Edward Wolfson, son of Dr. Bernard Wolfson, graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida and has accepted a fellowship from Novartis Pharmaceuticals at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Sarah Zdankowski, granddaughter of Ruth Lebowitz, graduated with a Masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Florida. Note: These are the graduates of whom we have been informed. If we missed your graduate, please notify the Synagogue Office.


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FUNDRAISING REPORT It is hard to believe that I am writing my final Fund Raising article as my term in this office (for a second time) is coming to an end. I greatly appreciate the confidence everyone has had in me as I have held this position and worked very hard to make CBI a better and more financially stable place. Todah Rabah to all of the people who have chaired Fund Raising events and committees. Your time and talents are appreciated. Todah Rabah to anyone who assisted with any Fund Raising activity. As I leave you in the very capable hands of Diana Litt, I ask that you support her and the programs she oversees. Fund Raising can not be done successfully by one person. Please lend your energy to CBI and tell Diana how you will be willing to help.

Although things slow down during the summer, please remember to:  Recycle newspapers and magazines,  Do web searches and shop online at: www.goodsearch.com List -Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg as your charity,  Order scrip cards either in the office or online after setting up an account,  Bring your used printer cartridges and cell phones to CBI,  Buy leaves on the Tree of Life- they make great gifts!! Laurie Reiskind, 3rd Vice President, Fund Raising

If you have not already sent in your personal or business ad for the 2011 Membership Directory, please do. Your timely response shows your support and also limits the time that your fellow members, all volunteers, need to call and remind you to respond- so thank you in advance!!!

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FAMILY PROGRAMS Dinner at the Kotel! What a wonderful way to complete a year of “Got Shabbat?” dinners. Thanks to all who shared their opinions and comments as we attempt to simplify the dinners while providing our Congregational Family with a delicious Shabbat experience. Thinking back over the year what has made the dinners such a success? I believe the answer is simple. Sharing the experience! There is something magical about gathering with 150 members of your family to sing, schmooze and enjoy the beauty of Shabbat. We have learned that Shabbat dinner does NOT have to be chicken and matza balls to be a meaningful Shabbat dinner. We will continue to tweak our format so by all means keep the suggestions coming. Thanks to the Mitzvah Men’s Club for sponsoring and providing the delicious BBQ at the annual Lag B’Omer Picnic. In Israel it is traditional to have bonfires and in Florida we have picnics. What fun it was to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather while celebrating the holiday together.

Don’t miss out! Friday June 3rd CBI will have Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach beginning at 6:15 p.m. Come casual and bring a chair! Mark your calendars now for our first “Got Shabbat?” Dinner of the year, and Membership Open House on Friday August 26th . Help us welcome prospective new members. If you know of someone who is unaffiliated let Sara know so they can be contacted. Have a wonderful summer filled with adventure and relaxation! Sandy Brasch, Youth and Family Program Director


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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS MAZAL TOV TO: ACHIEVEMENTS: Larry & Aldena Lew on becoming 50 Year Honorary Members at CBI! BIRTHS: Ellen Bernstein, Jay & Karen Kauffman and Joel & Shoshanah Blaiss on the birth of their great-granddaughter, granddaughter and daughter, Talia Hadassah Blaiss. ENGAGEMENTS Lee Shenofsky on the engagement of her son, Jared Shenofsky to Allison Howe. NEW HOMES: Elan & Nicole Melamed on their new home. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Dr. Jay Azneer Mr. Eric and Mrs. Chandaye Pastman Ms. Lily Michaels

We share in the sorrow of the passing of: REGINA GELFORD LANDES Mother of Sandy Slomka and Al Gelford Sister of Yocheved Baum Grandmother of Laurie Reiskind, Howard Slomka & Ira Slomka MIRIAM BARSHEFSKY Mother of Charlene Barshefsky, Alvin Barshefsky & Annette Weinshank


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June Join us in wishing Mazal Tov! to members celebrating their birthdays, anniversaries and B’nai Mitzvah. Your good wishes can be part of their memories, while at the same time, supporting B’nai Israel’s commitment to help our schools, youth groups and Synagogue through your donations to our Mitzvah Fund .

2 Dr. Harold Seder 3 Eileen Silverstein 3 Gary Scott 3 Barbara Baccari 4 Dr. Richard Blanchard 4 Jack Goldfarb 5 Abe Luski 5 Nick Benjacob 5 Dr. Bernardo Stein 5 Ari Weisberg 6 Mussie Eidelman 6 Mort Sherman 6 Rivy Chapman 6 Carol Marger 9 Ron Weissman 9 Arlene Moss 9 Robert Jacobs 9 Alan Gross 10 Jackie Kanner 11 Tom Silverberg 12 Shoshana David 12 Lee Leibson 12 Rose Luski 13 Jean Kraff 13 Sam Cohen 14 Joan Epstein 15 Gail Frye 15 Dr. Frank Moss

16 Susan Kagan 17 Audrey Chenkin 18 Marvin Leibson 18 Mavis Wallace 18 Mali Feld 19 Dr. David Mendelblatt 19 Kathy Nordlinger 20 Ilana Dayan 21 Donna Milcich 21 Fred Buns 21 Chana Olmstead 21 Lea Seiden 22 Judy Buns 23 Linda Goldfarb 24 Cynthia Goldstein 24 Jay Gross 25 Dr. Pat Cottrille 25 Miriam Tambor 25 Beth Figard 26 Gary Levine 27 Cantor Shimon Gewirtz 27 Betty Polon 27 Dr. Leslie Pearlstein 28 Myra Gross 28 Greg Sembler 28 Shelly Kamins 29 Margot Benstock 29 Gaye Taller

4 Sandy & Dr. Steven Harwood 4 Betty Sue & Joel Shane 4 Dr. Richard & Barbara Karpay 5 Ilene & Dr. Michael Worman 6 Lenny & Millie Gelfond 6 Amy & Dr. David Mendelblatt 7 Rita & Dr. Jeff Jacobson 8 Ricki and Mark Lewis 9 Suzie & Ira Berman 9 Lynn Amy & Stuart Nast 11 Sharron & Gary Scott 12 Ruth Ann & Ralph Mizrahi 13 Lea & Marshall Seiden 13 Sheryl & Dr. Larry Feinman 13 Karyn & Steven Feld 14 Lil & Dr. Sidney Grau 15 Ellen & Joel Goetz 15 Mavis & Michael Wallace 16 Sandy & Dr. Michael Slomka

16 Hannah & Dr. Irwin Ayes 17 Malina & Meni Kanner 18 Helen & Ben Pertcheck 18 Irma & Jack Mayer 19 Sally & Joe Cohen 19 Rachel & Matt Domber 19 Sheila & David Hutman 20 Stephanie & Keyvan Kohan‑Shohet 21 Sandra & Dr. Barry Caplan 22 Nancy & Capt. Allan Lonschein 22 Randi & Bennett Rabin 23 Esta & Ben Blaxberg 24 Phyllis & Sid Werner 24 Ivy & Dr. Ron Leight 24 Gaye & Joel Taller 25 Susan & Dr. Steven LeVine 26 Jean & Harry Kraff 28 Reva & Dr. Leslie Pearlstein 29 Judy & Eric Ludin

Friday, June 17, 2011! JUNE BIRTHDAY SHABBAT SATURDAY, June 4, 2011 9:00 AM

In Honor of: ________________________________ Check the names of everyone to you would like to send a Mitzvah Gram. Send this form together with your check, minimum $10 donation each, to: Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 *The minimum donation per acknowledgement is $10.

Please print: Your Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ City, _____________________________Zip: __________________ Telephone: ______________


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July Join us in wishing Mazal Tov! to members celebrating their birthdays, anniversaries and B’nai Mitzvah. Your good wishes can be part of their memories, while at the same time, supporting B’nai Israel’s commitment to help our schools, youth groups and Synagogue through your donations to our Mitzvah Fund .

1 Arlene Ludin 1 Jerry Colen 1 David Gross 1 Diane Sembler-Kamins 1 Debbie Kobernick 2 Dr. Frank Mendelblatt 2 Dr. Stephen Kobernick 2 Amy B. Piper 3 Ruth Erman 3 Ellen Bernstein 3 Marietta Drucker 3 Steven Grau 4 Amnon Abayov 4 Blanka Benjacob 7 Pearl Azneer 7 Dr. Chester Babat 8 Ann Haendel 8 Ira Berman 8 Sherrie Carroll 8 Debbie Marmon 9 Dr. Steve Bloom 10 Shimon Bines 11 Jack Goldberg 12 Robyn Mencher 12 Bennett Rabin 13 Rhoda Bader 13 Dr. Ben‑Ami Braun 14 Michael Pastreich

14 Robin Post 14 David Wein 15 Dr. Ira Azneer 16 Michael Richman 17 Dr. Richard Karpay 19 Anita Pollack 19 Sharon Gershuny 19 Jack Buns 19 Lucille Urvater 20 Rae Schuster 20 Jesse Rodman 21 Helen Freid 21 Morris Bornstein 21 Larry Figard 22 Chandaye Pastman 22 David Hertz 23 Aaron Applefield 23 Don Silverberg 23 Pati Gross 23 Terry Franklin 23 Byron Kolitz 23 Dr. Colleen Wapole 26 Judy Ludin 29 Jane Markowitz 29 Lily Michaels 30 Marshall Seiden 30 Louisa Galanti Benjamin

2 Marilyn & Dr. Morris LeVine 3 Doris & Herschel Hochman 4 Selma & Jerome Rosenberg 5 Erika & Joe Kauffman 5 Pam Wittner & Morris LeCompte 7 Susan & Seymour Gordon 8 Sharon & Moshe Gershuny 9 Melissa & Samuel Terzi 16 Debbie & Dr. Richard Blanchard

19 Arline & Dr. David Dresdner 19 Asher & Pat Gil 19 Dr. Colleen Wapole & Michael Pastreich

21 Alison & George Hitzel 24 Susie & Dr. Hugh vanGelder 27 Susan & Dr. Brian Kagan 28 Elaine & Lyle Garon 30 Debbie & Dr. Mark Sokolov 31 Ilona & Steven Kossoff

Friday, July 15 , 2011! JULY BIRTHDAY SHABBAT SATURDAY, July 4 , 2011 9:00 AM

In Honor of: ________________________________ Check the names of everyone to you would like to send a Mitzvah Gram. Send this form together with your check, minimum $10 donation each, to: Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 *The minimum donation per acknowledgement is $10.

Please print: Your Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ City, _____________________________Zip: __________________ Telephone: ______________


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What are the Three Weeks? According to the Mishnah, Taanit 3:16, a number of disasters occurred to our ancestors on both the 17 th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av. Two of the disasters, which occurred, concern the destruction of the Second Temple. On the 9 th of Av both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. The next Mishnah, Taanit 3:7, states that during the week in which Tisha B’Av, the 9 th of Av falls, it is forbidden to both cut one’s hair and to do laundry. From the second Mishnah we see that a number of customs associated with mourning were observed in order to remind us of the gravity of the destruction, which befell Israel. While the Mishnah states the mourning customs are observed only the week in which Tisha B’Av falls, the Talmud brings a number of Tannaitic opinions which hold that the mourning customs are observed from Hodesh Av, from the first day of month of Av (Taanit 29b). It wasn’t until centuries later that the custom developed to observe some of the mourning customs from the 17th of Tammuz. Rabbi Moses Isseries in his glosses on the Shulhan Arukh says, “The custom is to be strict about the prohibitions of doing laundry from Rosh Hodesh, but regarding cutting one’s hair, the custom is to be strict from the 7 th of Tammuz” (Orakh Hayyim 551:4). In addition to the prohibitions mentioned in the Mishnah, it has been customary not to perform marriages from the 17 th of Tammuz until after Tisha B’Av and some people also minimize the eating of meat and drinking of wine. TISHA B’AV SERVICE SCHEDULE

As part of the Gail S. Warren Legacy for Leadership Fund, Laurie Slomka Reiskind was presented the 1st annual Gail S. Warren Legacy for Leadership Award by Steve Warren and daughter, Allison Warren, at the Annual Congregational Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The Fund was established by the Warren family and friends in memory of Gail who embodied vision, inspiration, effectiveness and community building. Gail committed herself to dialogue, learning, and undertaking in pursuit of synagogue leadership. The Gail S. Warren Legacy for Leadership Fund at CBI is to promote those qualities, stimulate congregational family engagements, and recognize and/or develop CBI leaders.

Monday, August 8, 2011 Minha, Maariv, Erev Tisha B’Av, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Tisha B’Av Service, Shaharit 7:45 a.m. Tisha B’Av Service, Minha 1:00 p.m. Tisha B’Av Service, Maariv 8:15 p.m.

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org


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In Honor of

Mitzvah Fund

In Memory of

Adele Morris

Happy Special Birthday - Joanne Luski

Sam Bines

Golda Bines, Shmuel Bines

Jack & Linda Goldfarb & Family

Steve Wein - Educator of the Year

Mat & Rachel Domber

Loved ones

Gail & Michael Frye

Carl Frye

Adult Studies

In Memory of

Howard Rothstein

Marilyn Schwdack, Thelma Rothstein

Adele Morris

Harvey Mandell

Marilyn Benjamin

Stephanie Stein's father

Harold Wolfson

Gertrude Wolfson

Buns' Preschool Fund

In Honor of

David & Teddi Robbins

Annette Robbins

Adele Morris

Bette Schroeder's special Birthday

Hannah & Irwin Ayes

Bobbie Karpay

Dr. Ed & Vivian Lurie

Martin Lurie Maximus Bloom

Camp Ramah Fund

In Memory of

Mimi & Maury Krystal

Rivy Chapman's Hebrew

Harvey Mandell

Deborah & Jack Roth

Dr. J. Leonard Azneer

Barry & Jackie Kanner

Moses Kanner, Abraham Kanner

Nancy & Allan Lonschein

Leon Lonschein

Ilene Goldblatt

Maury Goldblatt

Vivian Neumann

Regina Landes, Harvey Mandell

Geore & Faina Sakovich

Lev Pleskov

Bea Wallace

Phillip Wallace

High Students Ellen Jo Glassman

In Memory of

Endowment Fund Byron Kolitz & Starr Silver

Dr. J. Leonard Azneer

Jacobs' Beautification Fund

In Memory of

Jeffrey Litt

William Litt

Donna Milcich

Mnoucha Rabinovitch

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Hagendorf

David Hagendorf

Sheldon & Susan Scheinert

Benjamin Scheinert

Library Fund

In Honor of

Jack Eidelman

Charles Eidelman, Bertha Eidelman

Charlotte Levine

Bette Schroeder's special birthday

Millie Gelfond

Jack Rosenberg

Terri & Jay Gross

Evelyn Goldman

Helen Rosen

Libby Kleinberger

Pauline Rivkind Preschool

In Honor of

Billie & Morrie Bornstein

Bette Schroeder's special Birthday

Prayerbook Fund

In Memory of

David H. Gross

Jerome S. Gross

Rabbi's Fund

In Honor of

Shirley Sommella

Speedy recovery to Mildred Gelfond

Library Fund

In Memory of

Charlotte LeVine

Alfred Levine

Library Music Fund

In Memory of

Adele Morris

Dr. Leonard Morris

Mort & Bev Sherman

Betty Sherman

Mitzvah Fund

In Honor of

Larry & Vera Green

Happy Birthday to Annette Rosch, Naomi Berg

Alan & Nancy Bomstein

Rita & Jeff Jacobson - Happy Passover

Ellen Bernstein

Bette Schroeder's special birthday

Jean Wittner

Happy Birthday to Joanne Luski, Lil Grau, Marion Samson Joseph

Dr. Morris & Marilyn LeVine

Happy special birthday to Harry Kraff

Barbara Jarvis

Happy birthday to Naomi Berg

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy birthday to Alan Kay, Mandel Sher, Steve Wein, Sheryl Feinman, Barry Augenbraun, Shelley Lynn Happy Anniversary to Martin & Zina Rosenblum

Beverly Dikman

Happy Birthday to Edna Sonkin

Lee & Marvin Leibson

Happy Special birthday to Joanne Luski

Jack & Linda Goldfarb & Family

Speedy recovery to Alan Gross

Ana Masri

Happy Special birthday to Joanne Luski

Barbara Jarvis

Speedy recovery to Alan Gross

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Erman

Speedy recovery and good health to Edith Rosenheck

Happy special birthday to Joanne Luski Mr. & Mrs. Murray Rubin

In appreciation

Susan Turner

Rosa Russek's birthday

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Taller

Marriage of Naomi & Derek Wetmore

Rabbi's Fund

In Memory of

Dr. & Mrs. Martin Rosenblum

Maximus Bloom

Mickey Walter, Lee Leibson

Samuel H. Feinberg

Ben & Randi Rabin

Meyer Miller

Florence Ballin

Samuel Herskowitz

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Prince

Meyer Miller

Mrs. Yvette Lew

Ross M. Lew, Carmen Lew Langston

Hannah Krassner

Abraham Bearman, Rabbi Alter Werebyezik Harry Bearman

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Weinstein

Willie & Minnie Berman, Samuel & Elizabeth Weinstein, Barbara & Jeffrey Dissin


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Rabbi's Fund

In Memory of

Nancy & Allan Lonschein

Claire Lonschein

Jeannette & Alma Hirsch

Max Robbins

Herb Sirota

Minnie Sirota

Joanne Bush

Burton Lichten

Bob & Elaine Lachter

Anna Lachter

Beverly Dikman

Fred Berger

Shirley Sommella

John Sommella

Carolyn & Howard Glick

John Sommella

Bert Adelman

Sylvia Adelman

USY Fund

In Honor of

Cary & Karen Reich

Marshall Seiden on receiving the 2011 Dr. Herbert Shore Award from the Association of Jewish Aging Services

Steve & Linda Grau

Sandy Brasch for a wonderful USY weekend

Audrey Kopelman

Speedy recovery to Kevin Maller

Susie & Alan Schwartz

Speedy Recovery to Pam Askin

Myrna & Murray Rubin

Hebrew High Graduation

Jack & Linda Goldfarb & Family

Joanne Luski's Special Birthday

Susan & Brian Kagan

Jesse Rodman

Susan, Brian, Mirit & Mya Kagan

Melissa Kagan, speedy & full recovery

USY Fund

In Memory of

Gail Frye

Julius Pearlstein

Rivy Chapman's Hebrew

Harvey Mandell

High Students Billie & Morry Bornstein

Maximus Bloom

Susie & Alan Schwartz

Stephanie Stein's fahter

Susan & Brian Kagan

Dr. J. Leonard Azneer

Robyn Mencher

Abe & Bunnie Katz

Rachel & Maury Seldin

Regina Landes

USY Pilgrimage

In Honor of

Diana & Art Jay

Speedy recovery to Barry Augenbraun Barbara & Jerry Colen's new grandson

Larry & Sheryl Feinman

Get well wishes to Edie Kauffman

USY Pilgrimage

In Memory of

Dr. & Mrs. David Rosin

David Rosin

Dr. Larry Green

Paula Green

Diana & Art Jay

Diane Washam, Barbara Colen's father, Dr. J. L. Azneer, Sarah Kirzner

Rosalie Ehrenwald

Dora Schwartz

Joanne Greenberg

Michael Greenberg

Vanseta Williams-Anthony

Loved ones

Lillian Rosen

Lou Rosen

Pearl Brook

Florence Nevetsky


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