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CONGREGATION P’NAI TIKVAH (Formerly Valley Outreach Synagogue)

Kol Kiruv October 2013


Table of Contents Cover Page Rabbi’s Message Cantor’s Notes President’s Message Women’s Rosh Chodesh Jewlicious Learning Sukkot photos JL prepare for Simchat Torah More Shaking in the Sukkah Celebrating Simchat Torah MiShebeirach Personal Prayer from Nancey Nachas Fundie Kinder Wiesenthal—JRTN Updates & Fundraising Nid’vei Leiv—From the Heart Days of Awe Donors Birthdays & Anniversaries Kidz Korner Yahrzeits CPT Bookworms 5774 Grandma Sadie Getting Married Calendar at a Glance

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Clergy and Staff Rabbi: Yocheved Mintz Cantor: Marla Goldberg Accompanist: Timothy Cooper Newsletter: D’vorah Turrentine, Educator: Rabbi Mintz Bookkeeper: Lynn Pisetzner Office Administrator: ‘D’vorah Turrentine pnaitikvahlv pnaitikvahlv CPT on the Web:

Vol. 20—No. 5

AUTUMN HAPPENINGS at CPT Although poor Cheshvan is a month with absolutely no Jewish festivals (other than the wonderful weekly Shabbat), it has plenty of congregational and community programs to keep us busy, learning, entertained, and involved. Jewlicious Learning takes place every Monday, followed by the B’nei Simchat Chochmah sessions. Our Women’s Rosh Chodesh group will get together Sunday evening October 7th to welcome the month with a contemplation of Dreams and Destinies. Auditions for “Grandma Sadie’s Getting Married….Again!” will be on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 16. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will be holding their annual dinner Thusday evening October 10th. Our new book club will have its first meeting on Thursday, October 17. And, of course, we will meet for Shabbat services and Torah Study on the first and third weekends of the month.

Congregation P’nai Tikvah will worship on Shabbat, Octoher 4th & 18th at Kraft-Sussman Chapel, in the Bank of Nevada Business Park at 3975 S. Durango, Suite 104, in Las Vegas. Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv services will begin at 7:30 PM. Torah Study will take place at 10:00 AM on October 5th & 19th at Rabbi Mintz’s home. A bagels and lox brunch is served. Please RSVP by calling the administrative office at (702) 436-4900 or by emailing


Message from the Rabbi

“Endings, Beginnings; Partnership and Potential.” Dear Chevreh: School has started; the seemingly unending summer of reruns is over; the new fall t.v. lineup has begun, and there’s a sense of new beginnings. Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah….the month of Tishrei is filled with a sense of ending and beginning, completion and starting over. And we cap off the month with great joy. We finished the annual cycle of Torah readings and immediately began again, as we do every year; but every year we have hopefully become a little bit wiser, and when we begin again, hopefully we apply that wisdom anew. Part of the wisdom we acquire is a revelation of those areas of our individual selves that need work and, once again, hopefully, we take that insight and apply it to self-improvement. But this business of self-improvement is not a solitary enterprise. We learn from the story of B’reishit (Genesis) that we are in a partner relationship with G-d to complete Creation; it stands to reason, therefore, that G-d is in a partner relationship with us, as well, so we are not alone in our quest to fulfill our personal potential. So now we’re in the month of Cheshvan and we’ve been primed by a month-full of endings and beginnings; we’re acutely aware of where we need to make improvements in this new year; we have a sense of the challenges that lie ahead of us, and perhaps we have a sense of strength to face our challenges , knowing that we are not alone in our work. Yet, we know we are human, we are not perfect, nor can we ever expect to be perfect. And many of us are superb procrastinators, so why even try. The great sage, Rabbi Tarfon, used to say: “Lo aleicha ha-m’lacha lig’mor (it’s not up to us to complete the holy work);” and, as most kids who’ve sung the song in camp know, it continues with “v’lo ata ben chorin l’hibateil mimenu (but neither are you free from doing all you can to complete it.” G-d does not expect us to be perfect. We see time and time again in the Torah examples of biblical heroes who are not perfect. In Genesis (17:1) G-d commands Abraham: “Hitalech l’fanai ve’heyeh tamim.” Many translations mistakenly translate this as “Walk before me and be perfect,” but a more accurate translation would take into account that the root of tamim is tam, which means simple, pure, innocent, complete, whole-hearted. So it really isn’t a commandment but a prediction, “if you, Abraham,” (or fill in your own name) “would live in a G-dly manner, i.e, walk in G-d’s way, you will be whole/ complete.” Continued on page 3


Message from the Rabbi continues

But, there are many stories in our heritage about the beauty of our incompleteness. One of my favorites is the one about the simple man who walks every day from his home to a stream with a pole across his shoulders and two buckets hanging, one on each side. He fills the buckets and walks back to the house. But one of the buckets has a crack in it and by the time the man gets home, he only has a bucket and a half of water. The cracked bucket feels sad and ashamed, as day after day he loses half of the water the man has filled him with. One night, after everyone has fallen asleep, the cracked bucket speaks to the man, saying: “I am so embarrassed that every day I can only bring half of the amount of water needed for the basin. Please get rid of me,” it said, “and get a new whole, unbroken bucket.” But the next day, as the man took the buckets down to the stream, the man spoke to the cracked bucket. “Why do you feel so bad about yourself? Don’t you notice this path that we walk every day? One side of it has flowers growing on it, the other side is barren. I know about your crack… but please don’t consider it a flaw. Because of your crack, I planted the flowers along that side of the path from which you hang. And every day, as I walked back from the stream, you watered these flowers…flowers that I’ve cut to bring beauty into my simple home. If you did not have that crack; or if I were to replace you with a bucket that had no crack, I would need to make special arrangements to water these beautiful flowers. Please know that I appreciate you because of your crack.” Our brokenness, our imperfections are recognized by Judaism. We become acutely aware of our imperfections on Yom Kippur , when we give so much thought to our successes and failures in the past year. And here we are in Cheshvan, and we begin again to work in our partnership with G-d. While knowing full well that we will not reach perfection, we also know that we must persist in our work to help repair the world and in our work to walk before G-d so we can more closely approach the wholeness we are divinely intended to become. L’Shalom…to peace, completion, wholeness,

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz


Cantor’s Notes:

I’ve been trying to decide what to write, and something came to me as I was visiting a friend in the hospital. He asked me to sing the Sh’ma for him. It made me think of how music can be a soothing and healing thing. Combined with prayer music can be a powerful, healing thing. For me, music is prayer, and it does bring some healing. (I’ve often listened to Mozart and other classical music to help calm headaches.) We have many prayers for healing. The first one we know of was by Moses asking God for healing for his sister Miriam. The words, “El Na R’fanah” come from this. I have heard these words said in prayer many times, but I always feel they become stronger when chanted. It becomes a mantra, a meditation, a way to strengthen ourselves and others. Of course, one the most known prayers for healing, is the Mi Shebeirach by Debbie Friedman. This musical setting has inspired many other composers to write their own versions of a prayer for healing. Some take the words from the original Hebrew Mi Shebeirach for Healing prayer. (There are many prayers known as a Mi Shebeirach, we have them for Israel, for a Bar/Bar Mitzvah, for Torah readers, etc. They are used when we want to ask for blessing) One favorite of mine (aside from Debbie’s) is one by Lisa Levine. Still, my favorite is the one by Debbie. When she sang it in concert, she asked that only she sang it the first time through so she could bless us. After she sang it through once, she invited the audience to join her as she sang the prayer a second time. It was always a very meaningful moment in her concerts. So, let us keep singing for praying and healing for ourselves and especially for others. L’Shalom, Cantor Marla Goldberg


Message from the President:

First, I want to thank all of our members who participated in the High Holiday services and the Rabbi and the Cantor- all I can say it was absolutely wonderful, invigorating, and spiritual. I also want to thank all our members and the attendees who so graciously donated from their hearts during the High Holidays. Your spiritual and financial commitment will help us to continue to provide our many services for you and your family! WHEN IS THE LAST TIME, YOU FELT SO EXCITED--- LIKE A LITTLE KID? I AM SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW THAT THE RABBI WILL HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON ME (MORE THAN SHE DOES ALREADY). WHY? I attended a meeting with the Production Team to hear about our newest play that will be performed at the Adelson Campus on January 26th, 2014- “Grandma Sadie is Getting Married … Again?” (Better save the date on this one and buy your tickets early! This is sure to be a best-seller-Broadway-Bound for CPT!). Be prepared to laugh so hard that it will make you cry! You know that laughter that you feel in your stomach! (We may even have to include a disclaimer in our promotional material – BE ADVISED THIS PRODUCTION IS HIGHLY FUNNY… You’ll need to bring Kleenex because you'll be laughing so hard you'll cry!) AUDITIONS will be held on Tuesday, October 8th from 6pm to 10pm and on Wednesday, October 16th from 6pm to 10 pm at the Clubhouse at the Casa Del Sol Apartments located near the intersection of Decatur and Sahara Avenue at 5100 O’Bannon Street, Las Vegas, 89102. Please contact Larry Bernstein for more information at 702-325-2693 or by email at We have an ambitious goal as the Production will be our major fund-raiser for CPT. TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED YOU! Please pick one or more of these 5 ways to provide your support: 1) We need you to come to the show and bring your family and friends. 2) We need volunteers to act as hostess for our wedding guests. 3) We need members who are willing to work with Annie Goodrich, Nancey Kasse, and Jerry Shapiro, to help procure donations for our silent auction and or to help obtain advertisers for our Wedding Book. 4) We need members to join me and the Rabbi to find those “High Rollers” who could be the angels we need to be our major sponsors. 5) Dale Gardner will need assistance with the ticket sales and with the guest placement cards for our dinner/reception of the wedding guests. Just to list a few of the tasks to help us make “Sadie” a big winner. Help us go over the top with this Production and be part of OUR TEAM, please email me at , text or call me at 702-493-5450. Not only will you enjoy the experience but nothing is more satisfying than to see how you played a vital role in making this production so successful! Once again, thank you all for making the High Holidays a wonderful experience. And now call all of your friends and get them to buy tickets to Grandma Sadie is getting married…Again! Have a great October/Cheshvan!

Barbara Holland President of the CPT Board 5

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group Women’s Rosh Chodesh get-together will be October 6, at the home of Jane Kusel, in Anthem. Please RSVP to Jane by October 3rd, at or 702-407-5077.

Jewlicious Learners

Classes for the Fall will take place on Monday afternoons at the Rab-

Our theme for the month of Cheshvan will be “Dreams and Destiny.” What does Juadaism say about predestination and free will? How much of our life’s dreams are determined by destiny; how much by circumstances? Should we ever stop dreaming? Join us for this evening of sharing and contemplating, schmoozing and learning.

bi’s home, from 4:15 to 6:00, on Octo-

Our November meeting will be November 10th at Linda Kauffman’s. Hostesses and homes are still needed for the following Sunday evenings at 7 pm,: December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 (tentative), and June 1st.

We spent September heavily involved in

ber 6, 21, 28,; November 4, 18, and 25; December 2, 9, and 16; January 6, 13, and 27; February 3, 10, and 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, and 28; May 5, 12,19 and June 2. Registration continues to be open, but classes have begun.

learning about the Days of Awe, (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur), Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Our older youngsters are hoping to complete Likro u-L’Vareich and get into

Mitzvah Envelopes: Mitzvah envelopes are given out at services with the hope that they will be filled out and returned with a donation for the congregation. Honoring or remembering loved ones, giving tzedakah for a MiShebeirach, simply being thankful for meaningful services, and any other reason you can think of helps the congregation’s sustainability and funds future

“Let’s Talk”’; our younger students are just getting into Likro u-L’Vareich. Everyone is learning about Par’shat HaShavua and learning the T’fillot.

Pizza in the Hut

For details regarding current CPT fundraisers or suggestions for future fundraising opportunities, please contact Dale Gardner 6

Sukkot photos


Jewlicious Learners prepare for Simchat Torah




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DECIDE TO FORGIVE Decide to forgive For resentment is negative Resentment s poisonous Resentment diminishes and devolurs the self Be the first to forgive, to smile and to take the first step And you will see happiness bloom On the face of your human brother or sister. Be always the first Do not wait for others to forgive For by forgiving you become the master of fate The fashioner of life A doer of miracles To forgive is the highest, Most beautiful form of love. In return you will receive Untold peace and happiness And here is the program for Achieving a truly forgiving heart SUNDAY: Forgive yourself MONDAY: Forgive your family TUESDAY: Forgive your friends and associates WEDNESDAY: Forgive across economic lines within your own nation THURSDAY: Forgive across cultural lines with your own nation FRIDAY: Forgive across political lines with your own nation

Mi Shebeirach/”Get Well” Wishes to… Marie Ackerman Marjorie Lieberman D’vorah Turrentine Edith Rome Gary Paykel Elliot Bender Paul Bodner Olivia Bender Gittel bat Libba Heika Libba Heika bat Sima Wendy Linker Maya Granat Craig Goodrich Richard Wulff Corey Goldman Phyllis Zuckerman Tiffany Freud Barbara Holland Andy Holland Marlene Silveman Rosemarie Chapman Olivia Bender Connie Rivchum Scott Dykstra Anne Altman Barry Goodwin Arlene Cohen Paul Goldstein Seth Horowitz Arleen Gibson Richard Steinberg Survivors of the mall attack in Nairobi Survivors of the Navy yard attack in DC

SATURDAY: Forgive other nations Only the brave know how to forgive, a coward never forgives It is not in his nature Submitted by Phyllis Zuckerman 14

(Note: The following personal prayer was delivered on Yom Kippur 5774. Originally written by Nancey Kasse (Naftala Chava Ariel bat Avraham v’Sarah) in 2006, and edited by Rabbi Isaac Jeret, it was previously published in the newsletter of Congregation Ner Tamid of the South Bay in September or October of 2006.) Transformation Friday night, sitting down in shul, my arms tightly crossed around me. My body says I am defying anything to change my perspective. Stubborn, willful child I can be. I sit and I watch. People I see on Shabbat fill the seats in front of me. Small waves of recognition at one another, “Hi! I see you and you see me.” And I smile. We are all one. Cool. I may not know names, but I recognize gathering community. I relax my arms a little. I am not yet ready to let the last six days or the last six minutes go. Sitting in shul, my arms across my chest, I am listening for something, waiting for something. Melody begins, Rabbi and Cantor in harmony. My eyes are filled with sound, my ears are surrounded with color…if the angels spend all their time praising Adonai, as is their position to do so, and we mimic the angels, when all our voices fill the shul are we feeling the vibrations of just ourselves or the angels too… All of us in shul create an overture for Shabbat with our voices as we entwine in life’s harmony. My breathing relaxes and I smile again. Sitting in shul, my hands loosely in my lap, I witness the beauty of the building I am in and the beauty of the people around me. We share this moment, all of us. It is not just we who sit here this evening that count; it is all of us, around the corner and around the world who share in this twenty-five hour rest. We are connected in this moment. The book in my hand falls open to the page where I read about a plane as a mythical creature, whisking away fellow Jews to safety. A tear wells up in my eye and I breathe deeply. Sitting in shul, hands loose on my lap, I clap at the appropriate point in a song; a huge grin on my face at the anticipation of the correct moment. I giggle to myself. This is too cool. In that single simple moment I am completely present and absolutely alive. The last six days of juggling information and data and time and space have become a universe of joy that is vast beyond my comprehension. Sitting in shul, my hands holding my siddur, I think about the history of my People. I think about the present of my People. I wonder about all those connected in the past and all those connected in the future. I think about peace and Israel. I think about the things I am grateful for and the chessed that I might have shared with others this past week. Am I doing enough to find the light in the dark? Am I doing enough to help the light overcome the dark? Standing in shul, my hands shaking the hands of others, my hands hugging and holding others, my hand in the hand of my loved ones; my body, spirit and perspective transformed. At what point? Maybe it happened as I was sitting at work thinking about the drive to shul. Perhaps it wasn’t until it was time to go home. It might have occurred when the Rabbi said something that blew my mind or the Cantor hit a note that vibrated within me. Maybe I transformed when someone noticed I wasn’t there last week and they missed me ... I’m not sure when I just know it happens. Naftala Chava Ariel


Nachas Fundie Kinder

Levi, Saba Jon and Emma Axelrod Bar Mitzvah

Heather Hunt and Hal Savar's little bundle! Grandpop Marc and Grandmom Cindy Fox are thrilled to welcome iolet Aileen into their lives

D’vorah & Palmie welcomes a little man into the family Justice Alexander. He’s starting out right with the Shema!



Jennifer Cohen -In gratitude for Rabbi Mintz’s teaching

On’gai Shabbat— Time to Sign up! We still have a few openings left for those of you who want to celebrate a simcha or commemorate the memory of a loved one by sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat. And for you foodies who want to get your Bobby Flay or Gordon Ramsey on, there’s still time! Check the schedule below; an opening is your opportunity:  October 4 Sponsor —Roz Tessler 

October 18

November 1

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November 15 December 6

Caterer Needed Tim & Kristen Lockett/Jaeger Caterer Needed Sponsor—Ann Brandt Caterer—Sam Lieberman Sponsor-Barbara and Andy Holland Caterer - Jennifer Cohen Sponsor– Scott Linker Caterer—CPT Committee

Nid’vei Leiv—Contributions from the heart Ann Brandt -In honor of my "Special" birthday Reta Guttma -In memory of Davida Lewin-Schermer Jane Kusel -In gratitude to Rabbi Mintz for the Women's Retreat weekend and blessing my newly koshered kitchen

Sondra & Stanley Rose -In memory of my parents Abraham & Ada Rosenstein Maxine Blechman -MiShebeirach for Robert Blechman -Yahrtzeit for Bella Mogliner & Gabriel Blechman Rabbi Yocheved Mintz -Yizkor donations in memory of parents Joseph Porath, Sarah Sheinberg Porath Stromberg, and Harry Stromberg; in-laws Lee and Ida Mintz; and husband Alan P. Mintz, MD.



Fundraising Opportunities TORAH STUDY THIS MONTH: Rabbi Mintz will lead Torah Study for Parashat No’ah on October 5th & Parshat Va-Yera at the Rabbi’s home at 10:00 AM. Please RSVP for Torah Study at or call —the office at 436-4900.

Ellen & Phillip Weinblatt -Rabbi's discretionary fund George Abramowicz -In memory of my dad Mendel Abramowicz and his departed siblings -In memory of my mom Lea Abramowicz and all of her siblings Barbara Holland -Cantor’s Fund Stephanie Paykel -General Fund Patricia Kart -Thank you to Rob & Marcia Murdock Roz Tessler

Note URL for Congregation P’nai Tikvah, as well as Facebook and Twitter Addresses Make our web address, , a favorite! Social networking with our shul is easier than ever! “Like” us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at . Thanks to Cindy Fox, Jon Axelrod, and Danielle Holland— CPT’s social network mavens—for keeping us current!! Anyone else wish to volunteer? Just call 436-4900 to be our new maven! 18

Days of Awe Donors Abrahamson, Alli & Jamie Abramowicz, George Ackerman,Jacqueline Allen, Sherri & Mitchell Altman, Arlene Aris, David Astrof, Catherine & Lester Bailey, Fern & Frank Bargioni, Alex Barlev, Gabi & Ram Bash, Melanie Becker, Judith & Larry Belgorod, Marcia & Morie Bender, Zandra & Elliot Benstock, Mary & Edward Berdy, Bella Berenzweig, Bruce Berkovits, Myra Bernstein, Harriet Bernstein, Judith Bernstein, Roberta Bertinthal, Lawrence Bindhamer, Susan & Rick Bloom, Michal Blumenfield, Barbara Bodow, Sue Brodsky, Janet Castro, Ann Chapman, Rosemarie & Jackie Cohen, Adrian Cohen, Ann Cohen, Jennifer & Jerald Dagmy, Hanna & Eli Deal, Paula Dubin, Susan East Village Consultants Edelstein, Rhonda Einhorn, Art Eisen, Don Eisen, Hilary Feintuch, Leon Festen, Carol & Michael Fishborg, Stacey Fleischer, Karen Foldes, Eva & Tamas Fox, Cindy & Marc Franklin, Dr. Leonard & Marlene

French, Lynda & David Fried, Drina Gamson, Elaine Gardner, Dale Gilman, Millie & Burt Goldberg, Nancy Golden, Heidi Goldberg, Aubrey & Joanne Goldman, Sharon & Steven Goldstein, Robert & Max Goodrich, Annie Gordon, Jim & Stan Graziano, Sharon Greenfield, Paula & Steve Gross, Iris Gruber, John Harding, Sheila & Sam Herman, Harriet & Paul Herscovitch, Leonard Hirsch, Marilyn Hirschfield, Terri Holland, Barbara & Andrew Jacobson, Lisa Jacoby, Howard Johnson, Cindy Kamegai, Meera & Minao Kart, Patsy Kasse, Nancey (Eason) Katz, Delores & Morris Kipnis, Marina Klein, Gary Klipper, Lindsay & Jeffrey Krough, Jacqueline Kunis, Dr. Arthur Langsner, Susan & Scott Levin, Elaine & Bob Lieberman, Marla & Kenneth Lieberman, Sam Lowrie, Jacqueline Mandell, Ann Marcus, Marlene Markle, Marshall Marks, Judy & Sanford Master, Franklin Mazzotti, Bernard Friedman & Barbara McMahan, Alfred Miller, Ann & Claudia Mintz, Rabbi Yocheved Morton, Chris & Lori Posin Musselman, Melvin Myers, Randy

Newman, Judy & Sam Newman, Larry Paykel, Stephanie & Garrison Perdichizzi, Jessica & John Pinkerman, Lisa Pisetzner, Lynn & David Prager, Arlene & Kenneth Rabin, Ellen & Sheldon Raphael, Rose Ream, Gail Rentchler, John Rose, Arleah Rose, Sondra & Stanley Rosen, Judith & David Rosenblum, Linda & William Royer, Ellen & Ron Sackett, Harvey Schilleci, Dell & Peter Schreider, Harriet & Jules Shapiro, Rose & Jerry Silver, Murray Silverman, David & Faith Simon, Abraham Solomon, Carolyn Spielberg, Lori & Miriam Stein, Kimberly & Michael Leslie Tanzer, Arlene Tatz, Ellery & Christy Parker Tatz Taylor, Neil Tessler, Rozlyne Tighi, Shana & John Truscott, Janet Tunick, Lorraine & Richard Wadler, Lynda Waters, Arlene Weinbaum, Sara Weinstein, Esther Wershba, Joanne & Stephen Winett, Robert Wunderbaum, Sam Zorn, Dr. Adele Zucker, Hana & Lee


Happy October Birthday!!

HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS David Pisetzner Annie Goodrich Cantor Marla Goldberg Elliot Bender Jerry Shapiro Danica Lockett Erin Barton D’vorah Turrentine Stanley Rose Molly Wagmeister

October 1 October 2 October 3 October 6 October 6 October 14 October 17 October 18 October 19 October 24

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Sandy & Neil Rich Laurie Lytel & Joanne Goodwin

Oct 28 Oct 31

B’RUCHIM HaBAIM / WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS Welcome to Tiffany Freud Ruth Kaplow Marlene Marcus

KIDZ KORNER for October



Fannie Helen Axelrod -Remembered by Jon Axelrod

Memorial plaques are available for your consideration, To honor the departed, To inspire the living. To be remembered in the hearts of those we leave behind is, In a sense, to live forever. For further information, call the Synagogue office at 702-436-4900

Irvin Fox -Remembered by Barbara & Andy Holland Richard Kauffman -Remembered by Linda & Don Kauffman Eli Kraft -Remembered by Wendy Kraft Evelyn Malerman -Remembered by Cindy Fox Ida Kenigsberg Mintz -Remembered by Rabbi Mintz

Mitzvah donations also appreciated

TORAH FUND PLANTING TREES IN ISRAEL PRAYER BOOK DEDICATIONS OR PURCHASE For $40.00 a prayer book can either be purchased for personal use or be dedicated to the congregation “In Memory” or “In Honor of” and a card from CPT will be sent to the family. The prayer book plate will be placed on the inside cover of our new Kol HaNeshamah siddur.

Richard Williams -Remembered by Stephanie Paykel Rebbetzin Barbara Schachet -Remembered by Congregation P'nai Tikvah A delightful visit with the Matt family Remembering Friends and Family: If you know of someone who can use a little cheer in their life because of illness or a death in their family-or a simcha mazel tov celebration; the "Sunshine Lady” Phyllis Zuckerman would like to send a card. Please contact her at:(702)


P’nai Tikvah Bookworms 5774 THE PARTICULARS WHO:

All members of our Congregation P’nai Tikvah community


October 17, 2013 @ 6:45 PM January 17, 2014 @ 6:45 PM April 17, 2014 @ 6:45 PM July 17, 2014 @ 6:45 PM


Home of Jane Kusel 2645 Evening Sky Drive Henderson, NV 89052 702-407-5077 (H)


4 evenings translated into 4 journeys of the senses through shared dissections of the readings below.

*Limited to 12 voices-please RSVP in a timely fashion

This Year’s Selections October Book: ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS Ronald H. Balson Elliot Rosenweig, a wealthy Chicago philanthropist, while attending an opera, has a gun shoved in his face by Polish immigrant, Ben Solomon. Although Rosenweig has Solomon released from jail, the determined immigrant continues his quest to bring Elliot before the courts to answer for war crimes. This thriller is infused with poignant flashbacks into life in small town Poland during WW II. January Book: HUSH

Eishes Chayil

Gittel, a thirteen year-old girl who lives in the Chassidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn, learns of her best friend’s abuse by a family member. Forced to remain silent, nuances are wrapped in blindfolded faith and Gittel’s exploration of the complex “outside” world confounds her and the reader as the conflict between tradition and reality emerge. April Book: TOO JEWISH

Patty Friedmann

Autobiographical at its roots, this novel absorbs the reader into the heavily assimilated New Orleans Jewish community. Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in LA only to find himself the victim of a new prejudice against Jews-the kind that comes from other Jews. July Book: COMING OF AGE...AGAIN

Carol B. Mizrahi

Lighter fare for hot days, the humor, moxie and wisdom of four friends finds its voice around the table of a weekly mahjongg game. Barbara, Irene, Rochelle, and Sylvia understand that their carefully orchestrated lives are falling apart and prove that "coming of age" can happen more than once. 22



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CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: October 3 October 4 October 5 October 6 October 7 October 7 October 8 October 10 October 14 October 14 October 16 October 17 October 18 October 19 October 21 October 21 October 27 October 28 October 28 November 1 November 2

CPT Board Meeting at Rabbi Mintz home Tot Shabbat Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Services 7:30pm at Kraft Sussman Chapel Torah Study at Rabbi Mintz Home 10:00am Women’s Rosh Chodesh at Jane Kusel Home 7:00pm Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Open auditions for “Grandka Sadoe’s Getting Married…Again” Cyber-Bullying (Hadassah event) at Kraft Sussman Columbus Day—no Jewlicious Learning Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Open auditions for “Grandma Sadie’s Getting Married….Again” CPT Book Club—7 pm at Jane Kusel’s Home Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Services 7:30pm at Kraft Sussman Chapel Torah Study at Rabbi Mintz Home 10:00am Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm JCC BBQ—Temple Beth Sholom 11:00am—5:00pm Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Tot Shabbat, Kabbalalt Shabbat and Maariv Service 7:30 pm at Kraft-Sussman Hadassah Gala—Honoring Rabbi Mintz

Blessings for MarCheshvan: Last month we reached deep within to identify areas needing improvement. This month , as we read “Lech L’cha”, we begin to take that selfinquiry and apply it to self-improvement. May we be blessed with clarity and conviction that we may go forth onto our true selves. Amen. Kol Kiruv, the newsletter of Congregation P’nai Tikvah, is available on-line at at no cost. If mailed, hard copy delivery is $36 annually. Please notify us and remit payment .


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