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November(December+2013+ Kislev(Tevet+5774+

OHEV+TZEDEK+CONGREGATION+BULLETIN+

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+ Weekly&Portion:&& Vayishlah++ Candle&Lighting:&4:47+p.m.+ +

Weekly&Portion:&& Vayeshev+ Candle&Lighting:&4:41+p.m.+ + + Weekly&Portion:&& Miketz++ Candle&Lighting:&4:38+p.m.+ + Weekly&Portion:&& Vayigash++ Candle&Lighting:&4:36+p.m.! ! ! & Weekly&Portion:&& Yayechi+ Candle&Lighting:&4:36+p.m.! ! Weekly&Portion:&& Shemot+ Candle&Lighting:&4:39+p.m.+ ! Weekly&Portion:&& Vaera+ Candle&Lighting:&4:42+p.m.+

Saturday,&November&16&–&9:45&a.m.& Junior+Congregation+10:30+–+11:00+am:+Tot(aged+ through+2nd+grade+ 11:00+am+–+12:00+pm++–+3rd(6th+grade+ Community+shlikhim,+Elior+and+Eran+will+be+welcomed+ to+Ohev+Tzedek+and+will+share+with+both+the+adult+ and+children’s+service.+ Kiddush+sponsored+by+Florine+and+Bob+Rusnak+in+ honor+of+Bob’s+birthday.+ + Saturday,&November&23&–&9:45&a.m.& + +

& Saturday,&November&30&–&9:45&a.m.& +

Saturday,&December&7&–&9:45&a.m.& Junior+Congregation+10:30+–+11:00+am:+Tot(aged+ nd through+2 +grade+ rd th 11:00+am+–+12:00+pm++–+3 (6 +grade+ Human+Rights+Shabbat+ + Saturday,&December&14&–&9:45&a.m.& Speaker+Series:+Carol+Ann+Drick+“Imagine+the+ Possibilities+Death+With+Dignity”!(see!pg.!3)+ & Saturday,&December&21&–&9:45&a.m& + + + Saturday,&December&28&–&9:45&a.m& Shulkhan+Ivri+ +

B'nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:++ Barbara+Berkowitz,+Melissa+Martin,++ Sheryl+Pincus+

B’nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:++ Daniel+Benjamin,+Kami+Zelonka,+Ilona+Roth,+ Robert+Feldman,+Benjamin+Peskin,++ Janet+Schwartz+ + B’nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:&&+ Paul+Farbman,+Gary+Aron,+Wendy+Kessler,+ Dan+Kessler,+Jeffrey+Uram,+Todd+Wentico,+ Alexander+Zoldan+ + B’nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:&&& Cheryl+Price++ + & & & B'nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:++ John+Feindt,+Barbara+Greenblatt,++ David+Gorsky,+Jonathan+Karzmer+ +& B'nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:++ Paul+Biller,+Alan+Sacolick,+Harold+Davis,+ Jaclyn+Golden,+Elisabeth+Spiro,++ Jacob+Dulberger+ + B'nai&Mitzvah&Anniversaries:++ Marvin+Schotland+

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Human&Rights&Shabbat&December&7th& Every year, more than 100 synagogues throughout North America commemorate Human Rights Shabbat, an initiative of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, to educate Jewish communities about the intersection of Jewish values and universal human rights. Our rabbis shared teachings from T'ruah on the High Holydays and now Rabbi Josh will focus his dvar torah this Shabbat on a pressing human rights issue, grounded in Jewish text and values.&

Daria+Jacobs(Velde,+Rabbi,+Josh+Jacobs(Velde,+Rabbi+ +

Arthur+Einzig,+President+


OUR$RABBIS$REFLECT$

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER+2013+

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Dear$Congregants$and$Friends,$ The+following+news+may+come+as+a+surprise.++For+those+of+you+who+may+not+know,+ + our+present+contract+with+Ohev+Tzedek+continues+through+the+end+of+May+2014,+ +and+so+we+needed+to+decide+at+this+point+about+our+next+steps:+to+renew+for+one+ year+(which+is+an+option+that+is+written+into+this+contract),+to+open+dialogue+for+a+ + longer+contract+together,+or+to+begin+to+close+this+chapter+as+the+rabbis+here,+and+ +to+support+the+community+in+transitioning+to+other+leadership.++After+much+ thought,+we+have+made+the+difficult+decision+not+to+renew+our+contract,+and+to+ + move+on.+At+this+point+our+final+date+here+is+yet+to+be+determined,+but+we+will+be+ at+OT+through+early+to+mid]June.+We+do+not+yet+know+what+position+we+will+be+ + +taking+or+where+we+will+be+moving+to.+Such+is+the+nature+of+congregational+ rabbinic+work+that+we+need+to+make+our+decision+to+not+continue+here+before+we+ know+where+we+will+be+going.+++ + +

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As+we+are+writing+this,+we+are+in+the+midst+of+Parashat'VaYetze.''This+parasha'begins+with'Jacob+fleeing+from+ + his+family’s+home,+after+having+tricked+his+brother+out+of+his+father’s+blessing+for+the+oldest+son.+Soon+after+the+ parasha'opens,'day+turns+to+night+and+Jacob+rests+his+weary+head+on+a+rock.++He+dreams+his+famous+dream,+of+ angels+ascending+and+descending+a+ladder+that+extends+from+earth+to+the+heavens,+and+he+has+a+conversation+ with+the+Holy+One.++Upon+awakening+Jacob+responds,+“The+Holy+One+is+present+in+this+place,+and+I+did+not+ know+it!+How+awesome+is+this+place!”+++ +

This+response+can+be+interpreted+in+several+ways.++One+reading+is+that+Jacob’s+surprise+is+a+result+of+doubting+ God’s+presence+as+existing+in+“that+place.”++Another+is+that+it+wasn’t+a+matter+of+doubt+or+surprise+at+that+level,+ but+rather+Jacob+was+just+going+on+his+way,+living+his+life+(as+he+fled+to+save+it!),+and+as+he+stopped+at+a+natural+ stopping+point,+he+had+an+experience+that+opened+him+to+the+intense+power+of+God’s+presence+right+there,+ where+he+was.++He+was+taken+aback,+“shaken,”+as+the+text+tells+us.++The+commentary+on+that+verse+in+the+Etz' Hayim'humash'says+that+after+such+encounters+with+God’s+presence,+“we+are+never+the+same+person+ afterward”+(p.+167).+++ +

When+we+first+decided+to+accept+the+position+as+rabbis+at+Ohev+Tzedek,+and+to+move+to+Youngstown,+OH,+we+ had+some+relationship+with+Youngstown,+and+certainly+for+me,+Rabbi+Daria,+coming+to+Ohev+Tzedek+over+the+ decades+with+my+grandparents+had+already+played+an+important+role+in+my+eventual+journey+to+the+rabbinate.+I+ did+not+doubt+God’s+presence+in+this+congregation,+and+in+the+community,+and+as+I+just+wrote,+even+if+the+ relationship+ended+there+I+would+not+have+been+“the+same+person”+without+Ohev+Tzedek+in+my+life.++However,+ after+spending+the+last+three+years+here,+and+as+we+anticipate+completing+our+fourth+year+here,+we+have+been+ “shaken”+and+touched+in+ways+that+have+left+an+indelible+mark+on+our+souls.++The+holiness+that+we+have+ experienced+in+our+relationships+with+you+will+be+with+us+as+we+journey+on.++So+many+of+you+have+opened+your+ lives+to+us,+and+have+allowed+us+to+enter+in+sacred+partnership]+whether+in+more+fleeting+moments,+or+through+ more+sustained+relationships.++You+have+journeyed+with+us,+and+us+with+you,+as+we+strove+to+bring+the+sacred+ to+the+mundane,+and+to+create+opportunities+–+at+expected+and+unexpected+moments+–+for+shaking+all+of+us+up+ as+we+awaken+to+the+sacredness+of+life,+right+here,+right+now.++Ma'nora'ha’makom'ha’zeh/How+awesome+is+ this+place.+++ +

With+blessings'for+continued+awakening+to+such+awesomeness,+as+we+each+walk+the+sacred+journeys+of+our+ lives.+++~+Rabbi+Josh+&+Rabbi+Daria+ 2$ +


SPEAKER'SERIES'

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER+2013+

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Carole'Ann'Drick:'Death'with'Dignity' Saturday,'December'14th'&'Sunday,'December'15th'' December'14,'2013'Shabbat' Topic:'Imagine'the'Possibilities'–'Death'With'Dignity+ + +In+this+week’s+parasha,+we+read+about+the+deaths+both+of+our+patriarch+Jacob,+as+well+as+ +his+son+Joseph.++Our+guest,+Carole+Ann+Drick,+will+guide+us+in+considering+our+own+final+ +moments+and+what+we+would+like+–+what+we+might+expect+as+well+as+new+possibilities+for+ +the+last+few+weeks+of+life.++With+her+help,+we’ll+identify+the+factors+that+block+the+path+to+ +a+“good+death.”+ +

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Advance'Care'Planning:'the'Continuing'Conversations''Sunday,'December'15th'10:00'am'–'12:00'pm' During+our+lifetime+we+place+a+lot+of+attention+on+the+quality+of+our+life;+it+is+time+to+place+our+focus+on+the+quality+at+the+ end+of+life.++Advance+care+planning+conversations+need+to+be+started+as+soon+as+possible+and+repeated+as+we+move+ through+different+phases+of+our+life.++Most+people+error+by+waiting+until+older+to+think+about+their+advanced+directives.++ They+mistakenly+believe+they+still+have+time+to+make+these+decisions.++The+fact+is+we+never+know+when+this+breath+will+be+ our+last.+ +

In+this+workshop,+Advance+Care+Planning:+the+Continuing+Conversations,+we’ll+look+at+living+wills+and+their+imporatance,+ as+well+as+be+supported+and+guided+in+how+to+have+those+difficult+conversations+that+we+don’t+want+to+have,+but+know+ we+should.+ +

Finally,+there+is+a+lay+book+that+offers+a+clear+picture+of+what+happens+at+the+end+of+life+including+topics+such+as+advance+ care+planning,+beginning+conversations+and+a+vision+of+what+could+be.++The#Golden#Room:#A#Practical#Guide#for#Death# With#Dignity+(2013)+Carol+Ann+can+be+reached+through+the+website:+www.GoldenRoomAdvocates.org+or+by+calling+ 330.318.3325.++Copies+of+this+book+will+be+available+for+sale,+and+to+be+signed+by+the+author.++Suggested+donation:+$18X 36.+No+one+will+be+turned+away+for+lack+of+funds.++RSVP+by+December+9th+to+the+Ohev+Tzedek+office:+330.758.2321,+ office@ohevtzedek.org++ +

Carole+Ann+Drick,+RN,+PhD,+TNS,+TNSCP+has+a+passion+for+quality+of+life+which+began+as+an+early+advocate+for+natural+ childbirth+and+now+as+a+focus+on+death+with+dignity.++The+underlying+thread+is+her+work+in+shifting+consciousness.++She+is+ one+of+the+early+organizers+and+supporters+of+the+holistic+health+focus+in+nursing+as+well+as+a+known+leader+in+holistic+ nursing.++She+is+presently+the+Director+of+Conscious+Awareness+Inc.+in+Austintown,+OH.+She+has+authored+or+coXauthored+ four+books+and+numerous+professional+publications.++Her+passion+for+dignity+at+end+of+life+began+with+her+first+End#of#Life# book,+#Mother#Stories:#Through#Our#Mother’s#Death#and#Dying+(2007).++Then,+she+coXauthored+End#of#Life:#Nursing# Solutions#for#Death#with#Dignity+(2011)+and+the+lay+book+The#Golden#Room:#A#Practical#Guide#for#Death#with#Dignity+ (2013).++She+has+four+meditation+CDs.+Her+national+and+international+presentations+have+been+numerous.+ +

Trip'to'Maltz'Museum' +

On+Sunday,+December+8,+2013,+there+will+be+a+trip+to+the+Matlz+museum+in+Cleveland,+for+students+in+7+–+10+grades.+The+ topic+is+“Dreyfus+Affair”+It+should+be+very+informative+and+interesting+as+it+is+considered+to+be+one+of+the+most+dramatic+ events+in+the+recent+Jewish+history.+Prior+to+the+trip,+the+teachers+will+work+with+the+students+about+the+facts+and+the+ events+connected+with+this+affair.+ +

We+need+5+parents+to+drive+the+children+to+Cleveland,+and+to+take+part+in+the+museum+tour.+The+students+leave+at+9:30+ A.M.+and+will+be+back+at+about+2:00+P.M.++ +

Please,+let+me+know+if+you+wish+to+join+your+child.++Please,+make+plans+to+participate+in+both+events.+we+are+a+small+ community,+and+each+one+of+us+counts!+ +

T.+Kohan,+Hebrew+&+Judaic+Coordinator,+330X747X0452+

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DONATIONS( In#Gratitude#.#.#.# Free#Will#Donations#

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Winter Picnic Brunch January 4th 10 am-1 pm Birch Hill Cabin Mill Creek Park

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Synagogue"Fund""

(In#memory#of# "Shirley"Gruszka" ((Edith(Gorsky( (Gert"Levy" ((Marilyn(&(Harold(Davis( (Thomas"Micklas" ((Sherri(&(Gary(Clayman( (

#In#honor#of# "Engagement"of(Max"Davis"and"Pam"Noble( ((Susan(Mostov( (Engagement"of"David"Einzig"and"Jenny"Andry( ((Miriam(and(Barry(Davis(( "Pat"&"Donald"Feindt’s"60th"wedding"" "anniversary" ((Barbara(&(Steve(Ostrolenk( #Mazel#Tov#to(( ((Shirley"Kessler"on"upcoming"happy"events" (Susan(Mostov( "

Kiddush"Fund"

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER(2013(

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Come(celebrate(winter(with(a(potluck(brunch(at(our(OT( Winter(Picnic(at(the(Birch(Hill(Cabin(in(beautiful(Mill(Creek( Park.(The(cabin(is(heated(and(has(a(cozy(wood(burning( fireplace.(We’ll(begin(with(brunch(at(10:00(am,(a(picnic( singalong(at(about(10:45(am(and(then(Rabbi(Josh(will(lead(a( short(walk(called(“Connecting(to(the(Winter(Landscape( Through(a(Jewish(Lens”(from(around(11:13(am]12:30(pm.( Dress(appropriately(if(you(would(like(to(come(on(the(walk.( Stay(tuned(for(more(details(on(a(possible(youth(program.(The( Birch(Hill(Cabin(is(at(the(end(of(McCollum(Road.( Please"RSVP"to"office@ohevtzedek.org"or"330X758X2321"by" th December"27 "."

##In#appreciation# ""Kim(&(Mark(Zeidenstein(( ((Bethann(&(Scott(Zoldan( ((Janet(Schwartz(Shapiro( "

It's"time"for#Shufflin'#at#Shul"

Jewish"National"Tree"Fund" ##In#memory#of# ""Shirley"Gruszka" (((Herman(Gorsky(( "

Yizkor"Fund" #In#memory#of# ""Father,"Mark"Berman" ""Mother,"Bess"Post"Berman" (((Benjamin(Berman( "Herman"Lefsky" "Rose"Lefsky" (((Barbara(Goldberg( (Loved"Ones" (((Jack(Engle( "Pearl"Higger" (((Barbara(Goldberg( "Abram"Post" "Amy"Post" (((Ben(Z.(Post( (((Erica(Rabb( "Wife,"Dorothy"Schotland" (((Lou(Schotland( "Grandfather,"Bernard"Stearns" (((Carolyne(Stearns(Jull( (

Jewish"National"Fund"Tree"Certificats" ##In#memory#of# ""Shirley"Gruszka" ((((Herman(Gorsky((

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Many(of(you(walk(in(the(park(and(walk(at(the(mall,(please( join(us(as(we(go(Shufflin')at)Shul!)( It(is(quite(a(nice(circle(from(the(foyer(through(the(social(hall,( to(the(hallway(through(the(sanctuary(and(back(to(the(foyer!( Walk(as(many(or(as(few(times(as(you(would(like!( It(is(warm(and(there(are(no(holiday(shoppers(to(get(in(your( way!(( ( We(would(like(to(get(as(many(members(involved(as(possible,( so(please(call(the(office(before(November(12th(with(your( preference!(( Mondays,(4:00]5:00(pm( Tuesdays,(4:00]5:00(pm(OR) Thursdays,(4:00]5:00(pm( Watch(future(weekly(e]mails(for(the(day(we(select(and(when( we(will(start!( (

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SPECIAL(EVENT(

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER+2013+

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Joint!Ohev!Tzedek!! &!El!Emeth!Hanukkah!Party!! Hosted!by!Ohev!Tzedek!! Monday,!December!2nd!! Sixth!night!of!Hanukkah!–!Joint!Hanukkah!Party!with!! Temples!Ohev!Tzedek!and!El!Emeth!from!5:30L8:00!p.m.! !

The!entire!community!is!invited!to!attend!the!celebration!in!the! Ohev!Tzedek!Social!Hall!(RSVP!necessary)! 5:30%%% Havdalah% 5:45%% %Candle%Lighting%&%Sing%Along%(please%bring%your%own%menorah%&% seven%candles)! 6:00%%Dinner%with%home%made(latkes%&%salad%bar! 7:00%%Israeli%Dancing!with%shlikhim,%Elior%&%Eran! Finally,%let%the%games%begin!%Fourth%Annual%World%Series%of%Dreidl.% Games,%prizes,%Israeli%dancing%and%family%fun%for%all.%% ( *RSVP(necessary(to(Ohev(Tzedek(office(by(November(25th(call( (330)(758%2321(or(email(office@ohevtzedek.org

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COMMUNITY)EVENTS)

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER+2013+

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Calling)All)Latke)Bakers!) Back+by+popular+demand,+we+will+be+making+homemade+latkes+for+the+annual+Hanukkah+party!+++ Because+of+the+crazy+early+holidays,+we’re+going+to+cook+one+day+only,+Sunday,+November+24th,++ starting+at+10+am.++We’ll+scrub,+grate+and+fry+till+we+have+enough+latkes+to+feed+the+crowd.++Feel++ free+to+join+us+for+however+much+time+you+can+spare—we+can+always+use+an+extra+pair+of+hands!+++ +

The+following+Sunday,+December+1,+we+will+be+setting+up+for+the+party+in+the+social+hall+from++ 2U4+pm.++We+need+helpers+willing+to+set+tables,+chop+veggies+for+the+salad+bar,+or+peel+apples+for+applesauce.+ Please+RSVP+to+the+office+if+you’re+able+to+help.+ + + + + + + +

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Keep)the)Ohev)Tzedek)Gift)Shop)in)mind)when)you)are)shopping)for)Hanukkah) ++

Feel+free+to+stop+in+during+regular+office+hour+to+see+our+Hanukkah+selection!+ Hanukkah+Gelt+(fair+trade)+ Hanukkah+Candles+(a+great+selection+of+decorative+and+traditional)+ Hannukiot+(Menorahs)+ Dreidels+ WE#ALSO#HAVE:#Gift+wrap,+Cards,+Decorations,+Dreidels+

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Yad+Lakashish+is+an+Israeli+nonUprofit+organization+providing+elderly+artists+with+an+outlet+for+their+work.+We+have+several+ "must+see"+items+in+our+Gift+Shop.+For+more+information+about+Yad+Lakashish+and+an+online+catalog+(where+you+can+place+ your+own+order)+go+to+www.lifeline.org.il).++ + ! + + + ! + +

An Invitation by Susan Hura, Kitchen Coordinator

+ + + +Something+tasty+after+services,+local+preferred,+organic+when+practical,+simple,+but+prepared+ + +with+care.+These+have+been+my+goals+for+preparing+weekly+kiddushes+and+holiday+meals+since+ +taking+over+cooking+duties+at+Ohev+Tzedek+last+year.+So+many+of+you+thank+me,+meal+after+ +

meal,+and+lend+a+hand+whenever+I+ask,+and+for+both+of+these+I+am+grateful.++ And+yet,+I+see+so+many+possibilities+that+are+out+of+reach+for+us+with+our+existing+kitchen+staff.++We+need+to+inventory+our+ + + kitchen+equipment+to+prepare+for+a+professional+cleaning.++There+are+latkes+to+fry+and+hamantashen+to+bake,+and+how+ about+a+Tu+B'Shevat+seder?+Shouldn't+we+be+growing+our+own+herbs,+or+maybe+even+veggies?++We+definitely+need+to+ have+another+challah+baking+session+and+find+other+ways+to+get+our+kids+involved.+And+why+are+we+not+composting?+You+ may+have+ideas+that+I+didn't+mention+here,+and+I+invite+you+to+share+them+with+our+kitchen+committee,+which+today+has+ one+member:+me.+ +

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Having+good+food+to+share+is+not+a+luxury,+it's+essential.++Sharing+a+meal+brings+us+together+and+builds+our+community.+It+ has+been+my+privilege+to+continue+the+traditions+established+by+Sisterhood+over+the+decades,+and+I+invite+you+to+join+me+ as+a+member+of+the+kitchen+committee.++You+don't+have+to+be+a+chef,+just+willing+to+help.++You+can+come+in+to+bake+a+ batch+of+muffins,+toss+a+salad,+take+over+kiddush+for+a+week,+or+just+wash+a+few+dishes.++Teach+us+to+make+your+Bubbe's+ best+dish,+share+your+favorite+recipe,+start+a+pet+project,+help+demonstrate+our+values+through+the+food+we+serve.++ We're+all+busy,+but+no+amount+of+time+is+too+little+to+be+helpful.++If+you're+willing+to+help,+we’ll+find+a+task+that+fits+your+ schedule.+An+hour+or+two,+every+once+in+a+while,+will+make+a+huge+difference.+++ +

You+can+reach+me+by+phone+or+email+(512U897U0350,+susanhura@gmail.com)+or+call+the+office+and+say+that+you're+ interested+in+the+kitchen+committee.++We+plan+to+have+a+oneUtime+meeting+in+early+October,+so+let+me+know+soon+if+ you’re+interested.++And+remember,+kitchen+helpers+always+get+free+samples+;U)+

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MAZEL&TOV/EVENTS&

NOVEMBER(DECEMBER+2013+

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Sustaining Members Ohev%Tzedek%gratefully%acknowledges%them! Platinum& Hilda+Albini*+ Jerry+&+Vincetta+Haber+ Atty.+Richard+&+Susan+ Sokolov+ Bruce+Zoldan+&+Rori+Zoldan+ +

Gold& Sam+A.+&+Judy+Roth+ +

Silver& Martin+&+Sherry+Altman+ Deborah+Barlow+ David+&+Elizabeth+Conn*+ Mollie+Kessler+ Shirley+Kessler+ Dr.+Marc+&+Laura+Uram+

& – HOLD THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! &

Bronze& Dr.+Cecil+&+Faye+Bloomberg+ Ruth+Davis+ Harvey+&+Kathleen+Farbman+ Margaret+Klein+ Atty.+Alan+&+June+Kretzer*+ Edith+Peskin*+ Barbara+Schwebel*+ Paul+&+Dorothy+Schwebel*+ Dr.+Leonard+Spiegel+&+Joy+ Elder*+ John+&+Debra+Tosi+ Mark+&+Marsha+Wolk+ ++ *+An+asterisk+signifies+an++ +++Associate+Membership+

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2014&

January&1+(+WOMENS'+ROSH+HODESH+GROUP+(+5:30(7:00+pm+

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January&4+(+SHABBAT+GUEST+SPEAKER+SERIES+(+PHIL+KIDD+ &

January&5+–+Winter+Picnic+Brunch+10:00+am,+Birch+Hill+Cabin,+Mill+ Creek+Park+ &

January&11+(+TU+B'SHEVAT+ &

January&25+(+HERITAGE+MANOR+SHABBAT+(+9:30+am+ &

January&26+(+RABBI+JOSH'S+FIRST+JEWISH+MEDITATION+SESSION+ &

January&30+(+WOMENS'+ROSH+HODESH+GROUP+(+5:30(7:00+pm+ +

February&2+(+JEWISH+MEDITATION+SESSION+ +

February&3&Q&Mussar+class+

Thank You & Mazel Tov!

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February&4+–+Annual+Interfaith+Tea+(hosted+by+El+Emeth+this+year)+

MAZEL%TOV:+ To:+Mindi&&&Art&Einzig+on+the+engagement+of+their+son,+David+ to+Jenny+Andry.+ To:++Marsha&&&David&Karzmer+on+the+birth+of+their+ granddaughter,+Stella&Elizabeth&Karzmer.+Proud+parents+are+ Jonah&&&Beth&Karzmer.+

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February&9&Q&Jewish+Meditation+Class& &

February&10&(+Mussar+Class+ &

February&16&(+Jewish+Meditation+Class& &

February&23&Q&Jewish+Meditation&Class+

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THANK%YOU:%

February&24&Q&Mussar+Class+

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To:++Gigi&and&Jeffrey&Pincus+for+sponsoring+the+Kiddush+on+ nd November+2 +in+honor+of+the+Bar+Mitzvah+Anniversary+of+ cousin,+Gary+Pincus+and+Jeff’s+Bar+Mitzvah+Anniversary+the+ previous+Shabbat.+ +

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

Mahzorim Bookplates

Didn’t+you+love+the+beautiful+ bookplates+in+our+mahzorim+this+ year,+featuring+pictures+of+the+ glowing+stained+glass+in+our+ sanctuary+and+honoring+and+ celerating+loved+ones+in+our+ community?++While+it’s+fresh+in+your+ mind,+contact+the+office+to+order+ bookplate+in+honor+of+one+of+your+ loved+ones.++Once+the+holidays+are+ over,+they+aren’t+just+“done”+and+in+ our+past+until+next+year,+but+they+set+ the+stage+for+this+year,+culminating+in+ our+communal+gathering+and+prayers+ next+year.++Start+preparing+for+next+ year+by+ordering+your+bookplate+ now!++Contact+the+office+for+details.+ +

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December+5 +(+Rabbi+Mitchell+&+Penny+Kornspan(20+years+ th December+20 +(+Harvey+&+Kathy+Farbman+(21+years+ th December+10 +(+Ron+&+Shari+Della+Penna+(29+years+ th December+16 +(+Dr.+Cecil+&+Faye+Bloomberg+–+51+years+ th December+19 +(+Barry+&+Miriam+Davis+(37+years+ st December+21 +(+Rabbi+&+Shulamith+Elster+–+55+years+ th December+26 +(+Mark+&+Marcia+Wolk+–+37+years+ th December+29 +(+Harold+&+Marilyn+Davis+–+26+years+

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NEWS%&%OPPORTUNITIES%

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER+2013+

Tallit%Making%Class%(Tzitzit)% %

Interested+in+learning+to+make+a+Tallit+and+tie+tzitzit?++We+are+planning+a+threeDsession+class+on+Sundays,+December+8,+December+22+ and+January+12,+9:30D1130+a.m.++Materials+are+needed+to+purchase+in+advance,+so+please+call+the+office+to+register+by+November+26D+ 330D758D2321+or+email:+office@ohevtzedek.org.++Questions?++Contact+RabbiDaria@ohevtzedek.org+ ++ +

Maltz%Museum%of%Jewish%Heritage%new%exhibit/Dreyfus%“Traitor!”% World+premiere+exhibition+featuring+Traitor!(Spies,(Lies(&(Justice(Denied.+Political+scandal+brought++ to+life+as+you+are+transported+to+1890’s+Paris.+Examine+the+famous+case+that+sent+Jewish+officer++ Alfred+Dreyfus+to+life+imprisonment+on+Devil’s+Island.++“The+Beautiful+Era”+and+the+dark+realities+of++ antiDSemitism+and+government+corruption.+++ www.mmjh.org+2929+Richmond+Road,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122+ ++ Flyer+for+Speakers+Series+–+Dec.+14/15+and+January+4.+ +Flyer+for+MSJS/Akiva+Family+Community+Service+&+Dinner+11/22+ + +%

Rosh%Hodesh%Women’s%Spirituality%Group,%December%3rd,%January%1st%

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+Are+you+a+Jewish+woman+in+the+greater+Youngstown+community?+Join+us+Thursday,+December+3,+January+1,+ +from+5:30D7:00+pm+for+the+Rosh+Hodesh+Women's+Spirituality+Group.+Rosh+Hodesh,+the+beginning+of+the+new+ +Jewish+month,+has+traditionally+been+a+time+when+women+have+come+together+in+celebration.+This+monthly+ +women's+spirituality+group+includes+singing,+reflection,+and+celebrating+in+various+ways.+Please+RSVP%one% +week%prior%to%the%gathering+to+Rabbi+Daria.++ +

These%gatherings%are%open%to%Jewish%women%throughout%our%community.++ Questions?+Contact+RabbiDaria@ohevtzedek.org+or+330.758.2321.++ +

Toddah%Rabbah%–%Many%Thanks%from:% Michael(Iberis,(Executive(Director(of(the(Second(Harvest(Food(Bank(

To+the+Congregation+for+our+collection+of+nonDperishable+food+items+during+the+High(Holy(Days(Food(Drive+in+September.++The+ members+of+Ohev+Tzedak+Temple+collected+197+pounds+of+food+that+will+be+used+to+feed+hungry+people+in+Columbiana,+Mahoning+ and+Trumbull+counties.++“Many(families(will(receive(emergency(food(assistance(they(need(this(fall(and(winter(because(of(the( generosity(of(your(congregation.”( (

Toddah%Rabbah%–%Many%Thanks%from:% Gary(Weiss,(Executive(Director(of(Heritage(Manor(

We+want+to+express+to+you,+the+Rabbi’s,+and+your+congregants+our+deepest+appreciation+for+sponsoring+once+again+the+Shabbat+ service+for+our+residents.+The+morning+service+was+spiritually+fulfilling+for+everyone+who+attended,+and+what+made+it+really+special+ was+the+Kiddush+that+was+held+in+our+courtyard+with+the+residents+and+congregation.++The+weather+cooperated+and+the+socialization+ flourished.+ Again,+thank+you+for+bringing+so+much+joy,+happiness,+and+spiritual+fulfillment+to+the+lives+of+our+residents.++We+want+to+wish+the+ entire+congregation+a+very+happy,+healthy,+and+prosperous+New+Year!+ +

Mystery of the Druze November 18 th Guest Speaker Dr. Randa Abbas Traditional+Druze+Dinner+@+6:00+pm,+$18,+Lecture+@6:45+pm+FREE;+in+the+JCC+Adult+Lounge+ Dr.+Randa+Abbas+is+a+visiting+Scholar+in+Residence+at+Westminster+College+and+YSU+this+semester.++Her+research+focuses+ on+traditional+Israeli+Druze+society+including+women’s+leadership+in+patriarchal+societies,+parentDadolescent+relationships+ in+traditional+communities,+and+children’s+religious+discussions+within+the+public+school+system%RSVP%by%November%14th% to%Bursar’s%Office:%746^3250%ext.%195%%Space%is%Limited% 9%


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!!!Edith!Oblonsky! !!!Phyllis!Silver! *Edward!Eidelman! *Anna!Martin! *Joseph!Weisman! *Ida!Godlman! *Sarah!Kornswiet! *Max!Kirschenbaum! *Otto!Scheer! *Dr.!Adolph!Shoenfeld! *Bess!Post!Berman! !!!Norman!Friedman! *V.!James!LaRossa! !!!Morris!Newman! *Sade!Richstone! *Helen!Greenfield! *Benjamin!Marks! !!!Max!Van!Vlerah! !!!Hanna!Bercovitz! !!!Irving!Miller! !!!Morris!Rosenberg! *Marcy!Edelheit! !!!Mary!Hollander!Rusnak! !!!Fannie!Miller! *!!Peter!Axaelrad!!! *!!Nathan!Segall!!!!!! *!!Theodore!Levoff! *!!Greta!Haas!!!!!!!! !!!!Abraham!Funk!!! *!!Nathan!Golden! *!!Evelyn!Weiner!!! *!!Anne!Yutkin!! *!!Lillian!Lackomovitz! !!!!Minnie!Ginsburg! *!!Mae!Jacobs! *!!Esther!Lacko! *!!Molly!Kessler! !!!!Dr.!Sam!Segall! *!!Anna!Berkowitz! *!!Fred!Melincoff!! *!!Harold!Ruth!!!!!! !!!!Elsie!Katzman!!!!! *!!Bessie!Levy!!!!!!!!! !!!!Max!Winer!!!!!!!!!!!

8! 8! 8! 9! 9! 9! 10! 10! 10! 10! 10! 11! 11! 12! 12! 14! 14! 14! 14! 15! 15! 15! 16! 16! 18! 18! 18! 19! 19! 21! 23! 23! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 24! 25! 25! 27! 27! 27!

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!!!!Florence!Swaratz! 27! *!!Barbara!Klein!!!!!!! 27! !!!!Lewis!Berger!!!!!!!!! 27! !!!!! ! !!!!Sam!Kahan!!!!!!!!!!!! 29! !!!!Jennie!Schwartz!!! 29! *!!Rose!Feldman!!!!!! 29! *!!Esther!White!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 30! ! ! Tevet" *!!Michael!Feldman!!!!! 1! !!!!Eugene!Hirschl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1! *!!Norman!Braff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1! !!!!Josef!Engel!!!!!! 2! *!!Louis!Kessler! 2! *!!Victor!Greenfield! 2! *!!Stanley!Greenblatt!!!!!!!!!!!3! !!!!Anna!Schechter!!!! 3! !!!!Jacob!Golden!!!!!!!! 3! *!!Hannah!Newman! 3! !!!!Dorothy!Stearns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6! !!!!Morris!Cohodas!!!!!!!!!!!! 6! *!!Zigmund!Isserow!! 6! *!!Sidney!Berkowitz!!!!!!!! 7! !!!!Sam!Grobstein!!!!!!!! 7! *!!Rose!Kessler!!!!!!!!!!!! 7! !!!!William!Bernstein!! 8! *!!Bernard!David!!!!!!!!! 8! !!!!Eva!Schulman!!!!!!!!!!! 8! *!!Miriam!Berkowitz!! 9! *!!Edel!Bernstein!!!!!!!! 9! *!!Ruth!Bernstein!!!! 9! !!!!Harry!Feld!!!! 10! *!!Sally!Glick!! 11! *!!David!Lackey!! 11! !!!!Leslie!Gottesman! 11! *!!Lena!Birnbaum!!!!! 11! !!!!Frances!Sniderman! 11! *!!Aaron!Zolton!!!!!!!!!!! 12! *!!Iris!Prizant!!!!!!!!!!!! 12! *!!Minnie!Glikman!! 12! *!!Sarah!Schwartz!!!! 13! !!!!Hyman!Rabinowitz! 13! !!!!Albert!White!!!!!!!!!!!!! 13! !!!!Simon!Miller!!! 13! *!!Jenny!Toffler!!!!!!!!!!! 13!

29\30! 29\30! 29\30! !December" 1\2! 1\2! 1\2! 2\3! ! 3\4! 3\4! 3\4! 4\5! 4\5! 4\5! 5\6! 5\6! 5\6! 5\6! 8\9! 8\9! 8\9! 9\10! 9\10! 9\10! 10\11! 10\11! 10\11! 11\12! 11\12! 11\12! 12\13! 13\14! 13\14! 13\14! 13\14! 13\14! 14\15! 14\15! 14\15! 15\16! 15\16! 15\16! 15\16! 15\16!

*!!Jerome!Pincus!!!!!!! 14! *!!Sarah!Simon!!!!!!!!!! 15! !!!!Leon!Lieberman!!! 16! *!!Israel!Lockson!!!! 16! *!!Jacob!Smulovitz!! 16! *!!Samuel!Belinky!!! 16! *!!Sophie!Hermann!! 16! *!!Freda!Davidson!! 17! !!!!Rose!Rosenberg!!! 17! *!!Harold!Berkowitz! 17! *!!Morris!Jancovitz!!! 17! !!!!Abe!Harshman! 18! !!!!Jennie!Cohen!!!! 18! *!!Frances!Rosenberg!!!!!!! 19! !!!!Nathan!Levoff!!!!!! 19! *!!Dr.!Kenneth!Katz! 19! *!!Stanley!Kornspan! 19! !!!!Abraham!Fischer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20! !!!!Miriam!Cohen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20! !!!!Morris!Melincoff!!!!!!!!!! 20! *!!Fannie!Mostov!!!!!!!!!!!! 21! !!!!Dora!Feren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 21! *!!Murray!Barham!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!22! !!!!Ida!Grobstein!!!!!!!!!! 23! *!!Elizabeth!Baumgarten! 23! *!!Y.!Edward!Miller!!!!!!!!!! 23! *!!Barbara!Pincus!Perez!!!!!!!!!!!23! !!!!Yetta!Shulman!!!!!!!!!!!!! 23! *!!Joseph!N.!Pincus!!!!! 24! !!!!Jack!Rusnak!!!!!!!!!! 24! !!!!Pauline!Rusnak!!!!!!!!!!!! 24! !!!!Yetta!Comisar!!!!!!!!!!!!! 25! *!!Isaac!Bernstein!!!!!!!!!!! 25! *!!Anne!Steinberg!!!!!!!!!!!! 26! !!!!Jules!Martin!!!!! 26! *!!Bertha!Sisman! 26! *!!Ida!R.!Friedman!!!!!!! 28! *!!Michael!Feldman!!! 28! !!!!Jacob!Haber!!!!!!!!!!!!! 28! !!!!Beatrix!Santer!!!!! 28! *!!Rose!Karzmer!!!!!!! 28! *!!Mary!Levine!Thaler!!!! 28! !!!!Sidney!Krute!!!! 29! *!!Mary!Roth!!!!!!!!! 29!

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! Light!Yahrzeit!candle!at!sunset!on!the!evening!before!the!above!date.! Prayer&to&be&said&upon&lighting&of&Yahrzeit&candle:& Eternal!G9d,!as!I!kindle!this!Yahrzeit!candle!on!the!anniversary!of!the!death!of!my!beloved,!_______,!the!memory!of!his(her)!life! passes!before!me.!!I!reverently!recall!the!moments!we!shared!together.!!Time!cannot!efface!the!measure!of!his(her)!memories.!I!shall! ever!be!grateful!for!the!sacrifices!made!in!my!behalf.!!With!affection!and!understanding!he(she)!stood!by!my!side!to!guide!and! encourage!me!when!I!needed!help.!!Taught!me!to!love!thee,!O!G9d,!and!to!keep!thy!Commandments.! ! BARUCH&DAYAN&HA@EMET& Condolences!to!David!and!Laura!Gorsky!on!the!death!of!Laura’s!mother,!Shirley!Gruszka.! ! !

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Political$Science$and$Joined$the$Army$ROTC$program.$Upon$graduation,$Phil$served$$ as$an$officer$in$the$United$States$Army.$He$returned$to$Youngstown$in$2004,$intrigued$$ by$the$city’s$now$nationally$and$internationally$recognized$planning$effort,$Youngstown)) 2010.$$Inspired$by$the$vision$of$the$plan$and$armed$only$with$a$sign$which$he$held$$ downtown,$Phil$launched$a$movement$known$as$“Defend$Youngstown”$which$seeks$to$$ get$residents$‘informed$and$involved’$in$city$matters$through$its$popular$blog$and$$ social$media$sites.$He$is$also$the$owner$of$‘Youngstown$Nation’,$a$gift$shop$and$$ information$center$in$downtown$Youngstown.$ $ $

Phil$previously$worked$for$the$Mahoning$County$Court$of$Common$Pleas$and$also$served$as$the$City$of$ Youngstown’s$Director$of$Downtown$Events$and$Marketing.$$He$is$a$member$of$the$Regional$Chamber’s$ Government$Affairs$Council,$City$of$Youngstown$2012$Charter$Review$Committee;$and$former$board$member$of$the$ City$of$Youngstown’s$Design$Review$Committee,$Mayor’s$Community$Foundation$and$the$Raymond$John$Wean$ Foundation’s$Neighborhood$Success$Grant$Program.$ $

Phil$is$a$Leadership$Mahoning$Valley$and$Mahoning$Valley$Government$Leadership$Academy$graduate,$receiving$the$ latter’s$first$ever$Distinguished$Alumni$Award$in$2012.$$He$is$a$twoCtime$“Top$40$and$under$40”$recipient,$receiving$ recognition$as$“Most$Valuable$Professional”$in$2008;$is$the$recipient$of$the$2010$Individual$Professional$Service$ Award$by$the$Mahoning$Valley$Task$Force$on$Crime$&$Violence$Prevention;$2013$Dominion$Northeast$Ohio$ Community$Impact$Award$recipient;$was$named$a$“Champion$of$Change”$by$professionals$under$the$age$of$35$ regarding$urban$affairs.$


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