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CONGREGATION P’NAI TIKVAH (Formerly Valley Outreach Synagogue)

Kol Kiruv September 2013


Table of Contents Cover Page Rabbi’s Message Cantor’s Notes President’s Message Women’s Rosh Chodesh Jewlicious Learning Decide to Forgive MiShebeirach Women’s Retreat Challah Baking at the Rabbi’s Security Briefing Report Apricot-Raisin Apple Recipe Updates & Fundraising Mitzvah Envelopes Birthdays & Anniversaries Kidz Korner High Holiday Services Flyer Yahrzeits Kever Dorot Memorial Services 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 CPT on the Web: pnaitikvahlv pnaitikvahlv Social Network with CPT:

Vol. 20—No. 4

MAY YOU BE INSCRIBED AND SEALED FOR A GOOD YEAR — 5774 The Yamim HaNoraim, the Days of Awe, are upon us, and a new Jewish year is dawning, filled with promise and possibilities. If you haven’t already done so, please go online at tor call the office, 702-436-4900, to request tickets for services in the Houston Room of the Texas Station: Erev Rosh HaShanah, Wednesday, Sept 4 , 7 p.m. Rosh HaShanah, Thursday, Sept 5, 10 a.m. Erev Yom Kippur, Friday, Sept 13, 7 p.m. Yom Kippur, Saturday, Sept 14, 10 a.m. (all day) (Dr. Gard Jameson and Dr. Mark Baxter will speak on “Spirituality in HealthCare” during the afternoon ‘break’) Do let the office know if you will be joining us at the Buffet for Rosh HaShanah and Break-the-Fast, Yom Kippur night. Tashlich and an al fresco Kabbalat Shabbat and picnic will be held at the lake at Sunset Park, on Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m. Bring bread crumbs ...and, if you have one—-a shofar! Congregation P’nai Tikvah will worship on Shabbat, September 20th 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 September 21st 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

Note: Every year since its founding in 1964, the Cleveland Jewish News used to publish a New Year’s message from my late grandfather, Rabbi Israel Porath (z”l), who was the dean of the Orthodox rabbinate in Cleveland until his death in 1974. At this time of year, when we think of those who have gone before and of the future that is yet to unfold, I wish to honor my Zeide’s memory and intersperse his words with mine in this Rosh HaShanah message to you all. My words will be in black; his in blue… Dear Chevreh, We are about to enter a new year, and within the Jewish psyche, we are deep into our t’shuvah work, preparing ourselves for the challenges, both heavy and hopeful, of the coming year. On Rosh HaShanah, the world around us will be preoccupied with business as usual, the daily affairs to which we are conditioned to accept as a normal way of life, namely inflation, pollution, bank robberies, thefts, vandalism, narcotics, racial tensions, party politics, etc. To that list we now add xenophobia, terrorism, foreclosures, and job insecurities. In the midst of all that tumultuous confusion, Jews all over the world will retreat, assembling in synagogues to proclaim and salute a new year in the Jewish calendar. We, members of Congregation P’nai Tikvah, will swell in numbers with those congregants who join us only at this time of year…and we will welcome them and honor them for being with us to celebrate the New Year. But we do not celebrate our New Year with hilarious entertainment. We don our kippot and tallitot, dress respectfully, and look to our machzorim for liturgy that resonates in our hearts and to our Rabbi, Chazzan, and choir for words and music that stir our souls. We approach it with a solemn feeling of awe and reverence (the period is called, after all, Yamim HaNoraim/the Days of Awe), after a full preparatory month of Elul, marked by daily sounding the Shofar, heralding the arrival of Rosh HaShanah, when we dedicate the first ten days as Asseret Y’mei T’shuvah, a period for meditation and repentance, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (at-One-ment). Over the past month, we have spoken about one of the main focal points of this period: T’shuvah/ Repentance, but equally important, at this season, is to focus on gratitude. So, in the midst of the turmoil of our contemporary life, why should we be thankful? The Talmud advises us, when traveling from city to city, on reaching a given destination; one shall offer a twofold prayer, consisting of an expression of gratitude for the road just covered, and an invocation for success in his new adventure. By the same token, standing at the threshold of a New Year, we have first to render thanks for whatever bounties granted to us in the past, and pray for the well-being of mankind as a whole, and for the security and happiness of our own Jewish people, collectively and individually, during the coming year.

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Message from the Rabbi continues We must keep in mind that only less than ¾ of a century ago, the outlook for our destiny was very dark and gloomy. A full 1/3rd of our Jewish population were brutally tortured and massacred. The region then called Palestine harbored half a million frightened and helpless Jews. Who could predict that within a brief period the representatives of the United Nations would vote to restore part of the Holy Land, the land of our ancestors, to their rightful heirs and descendants, after 19 centuries of exile, inquisitions, pogroms and persecutions. Who would dream at that time that within the succeeding 60 years, Israel would have to defend herself over and over again against overwhelming aggressive armies, and by the grace of heaven, emerging each time with substantial victories until finally regaining all territories of Ancient Israel described in the Torah as “the Promised Land.” And who would think that after starts and stops at negotiating for peace with the descendants of the Palestinian people with whom we once lived side-by-side, we are, once again, in negotiations (tentative though they are) for a two-state solution, where we could once again live side-by-side, please G-d, in peace. Therefore, it behooves us to give thanks to “Shomeir Yisrael”/the Guardian of Israel, for G-d’s bounties in the past, but also to invoke G-d’s mercy for continuous divine vigilance over G-d’s people and their inheritance for all days to come. The psalmist advises us “Vegilu Birada,” namely: Rejoice, but with anxiety. We must not forget that our horizon is still covered with threatening dark clouds, endangering our very existence. Although the existential threats to the 3,000,000 Jews of the Soviet Union and the hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian Jews were addressed by worldwide Jewry, there are Jews living in humiliation and poverty throughout the world, Jews lost through assimilation, and Jews who do not know the richness of our heritage. Last but not least, the internal conditions within the Holy Land are far from stable and peaceful. There is still the menace of “The sword from the outside,” and unrest from within. At the blast of the Shofar, let us yearn for the realization of the prophetic message on the forthcoming huge blowing of the gigantic Shofar described by Isaiah: (Shofar Gadol) such as will thunder through the world and “those who are lost in Assyria and pushed around in Egypt, will be released to worship the Almighty on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 27:13) It is the ultimate hope for universal freedom, global stability, and human peace, with security without fear, except the fear of G-d. I am personally grateful for all this and much more. I thank G-d for blessing me with a loving family, for G-d having given me nearly 48 years of marriage to my late husband, Alan, and for Gd granting me the honor and responsibility of being the spiritual leader of Congregation P’nai Tikvah. May we all be privileged to be inscribed in the Book of Life for a happy, healthy, and prosperous year. L’shana tova tikateivu v’teichateimu.

Rabbi Yocheved Mintz and Rabbi Israel Porath (z”l) 3

Cantor’s Notes: What makes a melody “Jewish”? Yes, I’ve asked this before when writing a little about the modes that make up “Traditional” Jewish music. I described what “freygish” is all about, and how it is used many times in our worship. On the High Holidays, different melodies are used. Special music was written to bring the New Year in with more splendor and intensity than the weekly music used. It is very melodic, and the theme goes throughout the Holiday season. (Anyone humming the tune now?). For many people, certain songs and melodies make Rosh Hashanah, well, Rosh Hashanah. Not hearing the Avinu Malkeinu by Max Janowski can make some feel that the Holidays are not complete. They have a connection to the melody that, perhaps as it does for me, goes back to childhood. I have wonderful memories of Julie Mirel’s (our soloist and rabbi’s wife) glorious voice filling our synagogue with awe. For Yom Kippur the big musical piece is, of course, Kol Nidre. It is our declaration that, “All vows [ ], obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'ḳonam,' 'ḳonas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not bind us nor have power over us. The vows shall not be reckoned vows; the obligations shall not be obligatory; nor the oaths be oaths.” Notice I did not say it is a prayer. But it is an important statement to make about our personal vows to God. It involves vows we might make in the heat of the moment, (If I get this promotion I’ll go to shul every week). They are for things we vow with good intent, but as a normal human being, sometimes don’t follow through. It has nothing to do with debts to others. The nature of this statement has been misinterpreted many times. Some have thought that saying it gives people the ‘okay’ to not pay back a loan, or do a promised job for someone. Many antiSemites have used this as an excuse to say that Jews are not trustworthy. This thought has also caused the Early Reform Movement to exclude Kol Nidre from the original Union Prayer Book. But many people missed hearing it, so the next printing of the Reform machzor added a line “Some congregation insert Kol Nidre here.” Eventually, it was added completely to the prayer book. On the night of Yom Kippur the tradition is to recite the Kol Nidre before sunset, as it is considered a legal statement and we do not conduct legal or business transactions on the holidays. It is traditionally sung 3 times. It must be different each time. In some congregations the first recitation starts in one key, and each time after, it is sung a step higher. Some congregations will begin the first rendition very softly and hesitantly as if going before a king. The second rendition is louder and the third time louder still to be like one who is now friendly with the king. Or some, as our congregation does, has added other elements to the presentation, such as cello for one rendition. And why do we sing it three times? So everyone has a chance to hear it, even those who come in late. So join me in enjoying the melodies that bring in our holiday season, take in their richness and beauty. If I have done anything to offend in the past year, please take my apology. L’Shana Tova Tikateivu, Cantor Marla Goldberg


Message from the President:

Shimon (the son of Rabban Gamliel) says: “It is not what one says but rather what one does that makes all the difference in the world-- (Pirkei Avot ). Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Judaism sets aside a period of reflection when we as individuals can ask ourselves what can I do to make a difference in the coming year? Your leadership team, Rabbi Mintz, Cantor Goldberg and your Board of Directors, and our many volunteers, has spent many hours asking the same question: What can we do to make a difference in the coming year? The answer is that the WE that is needed to make a difference is a much larger “we” than just the leadership team…it is the greater team that is the Congregation P’nai Tikvah community in total. WE CAN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITHOUT YOU, OUR MEMBERSHIP. It starts with renewing our memberships, our commitments and our pledges to our synagogue---all of us. The funds that we receive from our pledges serve as our investment in our Congregation. They allow us to continue to provide the spiritual and religious nourishment that makes a difference in the quality of our life. Our Kol Nidrei pledges and our contributions to the Book of Remembrance are not only mitzvahs for those whose memories we want to honor but are mitzvahs in securing the future of our shul. We need each other to spread the word as to why we are members of P’nai Tikvah to other individuals and families whom we know are searching or maybe searching for a new spiritual home. Invite them to join us at Shabbat services, Torah, High Holidays and the many other religious and social events that we sponsor during the course of the year. We need volunteers. Shabbat services, the High Holiday services require hours of volunteer work, as well as Chanukah, or Purim or Passover, etc. We will soon be in full gear promoting our major fund raiser of Grandma Sadie and her upcoming wedding. We will need volunteers to help us from working the reception desk, helping to obtain ads for our wedding program. Together, hand in hand, we can make a difference. May this coming year be one of good health for you and your family. L’Shana Tovah Tikateivu! Barbara Holland President of the CPT Board


Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group Check out the photos of our wonderful Retreat held last month in Deer Valley. Hope you can join us next year. Thank you to Annie Goodrich for being so flexible with the Elul get-together, which was canceled due to the Shiva minyan for our beloved Davida Lewin-Schermer (z”l). We will all celebrate Rosh Chodesh Elul at Rosh HaShanah services, of course, and the next 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. Hostesses and homes are still needed for the following Sunday evenings at 7 pm,: November 10th (tentatively at Annie’s), December 8, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 (tentative), and June 1st.

Jewlicious Learners

Classes for the Fall will take place on Monday afternoons at the Rabbi’s home, from 4:15 to 6:00, beginning August 26 and continuing Sept 9, 16,23, and 30; October 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. We are looking forward to a great year of learning and growing. Older students will be completing “Likro u-L’vareich,” which younger students will be beginning. Our Gan will be doing reading

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

readiness. Older students will be learning cursive and conversational Hebrew, and will be delving into the prayer curriculum and Jewish values. Younger students will be exploring the holidays and learning Hebrew print. The entire group will be continuing to learn through experiential programming and discovery methodology. If you know of youngsters who are in need of Jewish education, please call the office. 6

Mi Shebeirach/”Get Well” Wishes to…

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 SATURDAY: Forgive other nations Only the brave know how to forgive, a coward never forgives

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 Rabbi Rob Bonem Edward Rueben Patti Lade Wendy Linker Tony Reed Ginger Odom Rabbi Bob Freedman Phyllis Zuckerman Rabbi Stephen Robbins Craig Goodrich Connie Rivshun Gavriella bat Yisraella v’Yosef Bonnie Epstein Dina Bat Sara Danny Lev Rosabelle Mintz David White Bud Corson Esther Schwartz Richard Wulff Ann Brandt Aaron Shopnick Marilyn Kapel Karl Reynolds Peter Hernandez Lou & Sonny Mayron Madeline Plonsker Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin Kayle Julianno Scott & Rachel Dykstra Jonathan Schwartz Beverly Wiegert Dotti Elgart Jan Orenstein

It is not in his nature Submitted by Phyllis Zuckerman 7

Women’s Retreat – July 25-28, 2013 --Submitted by Nancey (Naftala) Kasse

"Making Trouble: The Role of Women in the Shifting Paradigm of Contemporary Judaism”--Thirteen words that were the key to a doorway to a Shabbaton in Park City, Utah. The sun was shining as we arrived in Salt Lake City: Caren Epstein, Annie Goodrich (and her trusty dog, Levi), Nancey Kasse, Jane Kusel, Ellen Royer, and Rose Shapiro, off on an adventure. Some of us hardly recognized the others as fellow CPT members, but that soon melted away as the bonding began. We were picked up from the airport by our one and only Reb Yo! (aka Rabbi Yocheved Mintz). As the drive started, the study commenced. The first question was, “Think of three Jewish women that have influenced your lives”…and from there the sharing flowed. We drove through Salt Lake City as we made aliyah (you know, up the mountain). We stopped in Park City, had a tasty lunch in a small diner, encompassed by the ambiance of the silver mining/ ski resort town. Beauty shone in the architecture and the bustling of shopkeeps and shoppers. Brick and wood buildings stood side by side, with little sitting areas to be found in the nooks and crannies of the mountain town. Art galleries, bookstores, people from many countries, candy stores and each other exchanged stories, getting to know each other. After our acclimating to the higher elevation, we moved forward on our aliyah to the place where we would share meals and dream dream—Deer Valley (a misnomer, as it brought us even higher, to 9000 foot altitude). A couple of turns, as the terrain changed to trees, and grass, we could just see sky above the mountain tops. A couple of landmarks, to include a defunct silver mine and we were at Little Belle, number #18 (did you think it would be any other number?) Kissing the rainbow glass mezuzah, walking through the door into the abode where we would be sleeping and storing our assorted belongings for the weekend, we continued to ascend; from floor to floor we circled each area, becoming aware of our surroundings. Like a spiral, we would draw together as a circle on many occasions throughout the Shabbaton. To sit in a circle as we studied about women, each of us facing each other, to sit in a circle around the table as we ate and praised G!d for our meals and to sit in a circle as we davenned Shacharit. We came from different backgrounds, rich and delicious with tradition, which we shared at each turn. Reb Yo, guiding and mentoring us on the trail we were walking together, to learn more about the Shifting Paradigm of Female Empowerment into the future and about the integration of tradition into a modern understanding. Reb Yo, had much for us to learn, many prompts to bring out hidden treasures inside of us. And food. Did I mention the food yet? Fruit, veggies omelets, cinnamon mini-bagels, couscous, chicken-yummy, lamb chops, fish, impromptu lasagna, challah, challah French toast, M&M’s, cashews, Oreo’s, juice, grapes, bananas, melon, pineapple…I am sure I am forgetting something, but it was all delicious!

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We swam in a pool perched in the woods, surrounded by flowers and trees, an observing dor, and white puffy clouds, the temperature just right in or out of the pool. We had a light rain as we stood on the mountain top on Shabbat and studied Torah and davenned Shacharit with a siddur prepared by Reb Yo. We did Alef-Bet Yoga each morning to stretch our bodies, once again in a circle with each other. One night we did a play, The Women’s Minyan, by Naomi Ragen--- each of us taking on at least one role, going through the challenges of Charedi women in Meah She’arim, an ultra-Orthodox section of Jerusalem. It was a stimulating play that prompted stimulating conversation. One night we watched a documentary about famous Jewish women in show business, like Molly Picon, Sophie Tucker, and others. We also read about different Jewish women who changed the world, like Golda Meir and Barbara Streisand, Susan Sontag and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dona Gracia Nasi and Estee Lauder; and discussed how other Jewish women have made their mark, how much work remains to be done, and where we each could make a difference. We had some hilarious Scrabble and Boggle games, too, and had to deal with an inability to go online for four days (although some of us did go up to Stein Ericksen’s Lodge to use their wi-fi). As we sat together on the last morning, it was apparent that we had all been touched by one another, the women of our tradition, and Reb Yo’s teachings. The next time you see an invitation to attend an event that Reb Yo is putting on, sign up! You will be glad you did! And one more thing, we learned this, the shortest birkat ha-mazon /grace after meals:

B'rich rahamana malka d'alma mareih d'hahy pita Sweet!

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Women’s Retreat "Making Trouble: The Role of Women in the Shifting Paradigm of Contemporary Judaism”---




Board President, Barbara Holland, Participates in Security Briefing More than two dozen Jewish community organizations participated in the annual Community Security Briefing sponsored by our Jewish Federation in cooperation with ADL. Audrey Plotkin, Chair of the Crisis & Emergency Management Committee of the Jewish Federation chaired the meeting at which Jason Periard, Director of Community Security for the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, was the keynote speaker. Congregation P’nai Tikvah was represented by Board President, Barbara Holland. Also attending was CPT member Wendy Kraft, co-owner of Kraft-Sussman, our gracious venue hosts. Representatives from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Henderson Police and the FBI were also present and offered recommendations as to how Jewish organizations can insure the safety and security of their facilities.

Apricot-Raisin Baked Apples 6 large Rome Beauty or Granny Smith apples (about 3 pounds) 1 cup apricot jam 2/3 cup raisins 1/4 cup sugar Ground cinnamon 2 tables butter 1/2 cup water 1. 2. 3.

Core apples, peel bottom third of each apple at blossom end Place apples in buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish, blossom (peeled) ends up. Mix half the apricot jam with the raisins and fill the cored opening in each apple with the mixture. Sprinkle apples with sugar and cinnamon. Place pat of butter on each apple. Combine remaining jam with water; pour into bottom of baking dish. Bake apples at 350 degrees on middle rack about 45 minutes, basting often, until tender and well browned. If apples are tender but have not colored sufficiently, place under broiler about 30 seconds. Place pan on rack to cool slightly. Serve apples warm or at room temperature with some of the juices spooned over each apple. Make 6 servings.

Nick Malgieri is the author of “Chocolate,” HarperCollins; 1998 12


Fundraising Opportunities 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:  September 20 Sponsor & Caterer Needed  October 4 Sponsor & Caterer Needed  October 18 Sponsor & Caterer Needed  November 1 Sponsor & Caterer Needed  November 15 Sponsor Needed  Caterer - Barbara & Andy Holland  December 6 Sponsor– Scott Linker 

December 20

TORAH STUDY THIS MONTH: Rabbi Mintz will lead Torah Study for Parashat Hol ha-Moed on September 21st at the Rabbi’s home at 10:00 AM. Please RSVP for Torah Study at or call —the office at 4364900.

Caterer Needed Sponsor & Caterer Needed

Mitzvah Envelopes Harriet & Jules Schreider -In memory of Seymour Cohen Jennifer Cohen -In gratitude for studying with Rabbi Mintz as my teacher Barbara Holland Annie Goodrich -In memory of Joseph Lowther David Aris -Rabbi's Discretionary Fund Philip & Ellen Weinblatt -Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Ann Brandt -In deep appreciation for Rabbi Mintz prayers & hospital visits Jane Kusel -In loving memory of Davida Lewin Schermer Luis & Rose Dominguez -In memory of Davida Lewin Schermer D’vorah & Palmie Turrentine -In memory of Davida Lewin Schermer Rabbi Yocheved Mintz -In memory of Davida Lewin Schermer and Harold Sussman

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!

BE A BIRD DOG?? If you refer someone to a car dealership, on behalf of CPT, we can receive a referral fee. This is a wonderful and easy way to do a mitzvah for CPT . More information contact Doris 869 -2700. 13

Happy September Birthday!!


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY De'Anne Ernst & Don Ortega September 10

Danny Royer David Clark Ethan Deal Jackie Ackerman Don Ortega Andy Holland Anne Ullman Emma Kraft

September 4 September 6 September 7 September 11 September 12 September 20 September 25 September 30

B’RUCHIM HaBAIM / WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS Welcome to Edward & Mary Benstock Patsy Kart Stanley & Sondra Rose Sol & Adrianne Rubin

KIDZ KORNER for September




*Davida Lewin-Schermer -Remembered by the CPT Congregation

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

*Harold “Suss” Sussman -Remembered by Laura Sussman & Wendy Kraft

Mitzvah donations also appreciated

Abraham Ancman -Remembered by the Ancman Family Jeffrey Bernstein -Remembered by Harriet Bernstein Gabriel Eugene Blechman -Remembered by Maxine Blechman Irving Malerman -Remembered by Cindy Fox Bell Berland Mogliner -Remembered by Maxine Blechman Tillie Rauch -Remembered by Gloria Granat Rabbi Richard Schachet -Remembered by CPT Congregation 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. 17



Havdakkah &Slichot

Rosh HaShanah

Yom Kippur

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE: August 31 September 2 September 4 September 5 September 6 September 8 September 9 September 9 September 13 September 14 September 16 September 16 September 20 September 21 September 23 September 23 September 29 September 30 September 30 October 3

Slichot—7:00 pm at the Rabbi’s home Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Erev Rosh HaShanah—Texas Station 7:00pm Rosh HaShanah—Texas Station 10:00am Tashlich & Kabbalat Shabbat. Sunset Park Lake Kever Dorot-Various Jewish Cemeteries Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Erev Yom Kippur—Texas Station 7pm Yom Kippur—(all day) Texas Station Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv Services 7:30pm at Kraft Sussman Chapel Torah Study at Rabbi Mintz Home Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00pm Women’s Rosh Chodesh 7:00pm—Location TBA Jewlicious Learning 4:15pm Simchat Chochmah 7:00 pm CPT Board Meeting at Sam Lieberman’s apartment

Blessing for the Month of Tishri In this year of new beginnings, may we all be blessed with the ability to apologize and to offer forgiveness; with the determination to make the course corrections in our lives to fulfill our divine potential; with a year of health and good fortune, friendship and love, security and safety, and peace.


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