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Congregation B’nai Israel 6525 Sylvania Avenue Sylvania OH 43560 (419) 517-8400 A Congregation Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 147 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel

May 1 - 31, 2014

1 Iyar - 2 Sivan 5774

Women to Celebrate Historic B’not Mitzvah and Trip to Israel Special Shabbat Service May 3, 2014

Religious School Closing Shabbat Saturday, May 10, 2014

On May 3, 1979, twelve women were called to the Torah for a B’not Mitzvah ceremony. Since the practice of Bat Mitzvah in a Conservative Synagogue was relatively new, these women were achieving something not available to them as children. Rabbi Pearlmutter, z’l, taught the women and wrote, “These women represent a new spirit that enhances Jewish life.”

Please join us when we honor all students who have participated and attended services regularly throughout the school year. At the service our amazing teaching staff will also be recognized for an outstanding year: Megan Miller, Abe Musher-Eizenman, Stephanie Mahoney, Pete Silverman, Hazzan Ivor Lichterman, Rabbi Alan Sokobin, Rachel Noleff, Brynna Post, Paulette Sherline, Sari Kripke, Emma Podolsky, Deena Zucker, Josh Sherman, Josh Brody, Sam Zack, Morgan Segall and Nick Thanasiu.

Thirty-five years later, six members of the original class, Harriet Black, Sharon Marks, Rhoda Miller, Marlene Remer, Merilyn Sanders, and Doris Steinberg will come together to participate in the Shabbat service. Sonia Maltinsky and Lois Miller, two members of the class were unable to attend, but send warm greetings. This past November Ellen Federman, Kathryn Linver, Rhoda Miller, Suzie Rosenberg and Cathy Sperling, toured Israel with a group sponsored by United Synagogue. In celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut and 66 years of Israeli history these women will share their amazing trip as part of the service.

Their dedication to our students is truly appreciated. A special Todah Rabah to the Confirmation Class instructors: Rabbi Alan Sokobin, Hazzan Ivor Lichterman and Rachel Noleff. They make learning about Judaism engaging for all involved.

SHAVUOT TIKKUN Please come celebrate at B’nai Israel June 3, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting

* DAIRY DINNER * PLAY “JEWPARDY” * STUDY WITH RABBI MILLER * DAVEN Dairy Dinner $8.00 per person or $20 per family

June 1, 2014 7:00 p.m. See inside for details.

Call the office to make your reservations by May 27, 2014 1

NOTES FROM THE CANTOR Connecting Pesach to Shavuot I am writing this article during the period in our Jewish calendar known as sefirat ha’omer/the counting of the omer, 49 days of counting that connect Pesach to Shavuot. During Temple times our ancestors brought a sheaf (omer) offering of new barley crops from the second day of Pesach, for each of the 49 days till Shavuot, which occurred on the 50th day. This connection – 7 X 7 and the succeeding number 50 - are deeply symbolic, ordained by the Torah as representing amongst other things freedom, completion and celebration. The Torah states, “You shall sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you…” (Leviticus 25: 10). The words in bold are inscribed on the US Liberty Bell. Ironically, despite the inherent connection between the 2 holidays of Pesach and Shavuot, Pesach remains one of the most observed and popular Jewish holidays, whereas Shavuot is one of the most neglected, despite its connection with the revelation of Torah. Yet the whole purpose of liberation, so keenly marked by Jews throughout the world on Pesach, was to receive the Torah, so as to establish a goy kadosh/holy people, celebrated on Shavuot, but marked by so few. There are many reasons for this dichotomy, not least of which I would suggest are the wonderful rituals of Pesach with its numerous tangible symbols of the seder and hagadah, whereas Shavuot only has an intangible symbol – that of the Torah. (I don’t count eating dairy on Shavuot as a real symbol). Our perpetual challenge then is - to concretize Torah, not only on Shavuot, but every day - in our everyday lives, to try to make ourselves better, and thereby improve our society! Egypt, despite the misery of slavery, represented for many of our ancestors, certainty, whereas the desert, despite the ecstasy of our people’s state of freedom, represented the unknown. In fact the Torah records that soon after leaving Egypt, as they faced their first hurdles of freedom - a lack of water and familiar food like was provided for them in Egypt - some wanted to turn back, feeling a weird “nostalgia” for Egypt: “… if only we had died…in Egypt where we sat by our fleshpots and ate abundant bread…” (Exodus 16:3) or, “…we remember the fish we ate for free in Egypt…” (Numbers 11:5). To some, the familiarity and certainty of Egypt, despite its horrors, was preferable to the unknown challenges of the desert. Or, as the cliché goes, ‘how quickly they forget!’ One way to keep alive the spirit of Pesach and ‘not forget’ before that spirit fades, instead of waiting another 6 months till Rosh Hashanna, is to join us for the wonderful Shavuot celebration we are planning on Tuesday evening June 3, 2014 at 6:30p.m. Please join us for a delicious dairy Shavuot dinner followed by davening, a stimulating class taught by Rabbi Jason Miller who will join us with his family, a game of “Jewpardy” with prizes for winners and a dramatic reading of the Book of Ruth.

Hazzan Ivor Lichterman Sunday June 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. Cantor Lichterman will be participating in the Chapel and Sanctuary rededication at Congregation B'nai Moshe 6800 Drake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 2

Rabbi Miller’s Article Come to Shul… Be Happy! We use the term "Happy" quite a bit. We wish people a Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary, we say Happy Holidays, and we offer blessings of happiness for a newly married couple. What do we mean when we say we want people to be happy? I've been thinking about happiness a lot lately because of the very popular song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams - it's tough to hear that song and not smile. This catchy tune is played all the time on the radio and there are hundreds of groups that have recorded themselves dancing to this upbeat song. No doubt "Happy" will go down as the most popular song of 2014 and that's a good thing since we can all use a little reminder to be happy in our lives. Each time I hear that song (and I hear it a lot thanks to my kids!), I think of one of my favorite books called "Stumbling on Happiness" by Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert. The author uses cutting-edge research to show that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. We often think we know what will make us happy, but we really do not. We also say we are happy but oftentimes, as Gilbert explains, we are just misusing the term “happy.” Reading this book has made me to think of new ways to not only bring more happiness into my own life and the life of my family members, but also into your lives when you come to synagogue. During our services, we recite the following words from one of the psalms: Ashrei Yoshvei Veiteicha, meaning “Happy are those who dwell in Your (God’s) house.” I certainly hope that those who enter our congregation will find true happiness. As your visiting rabbi, I, together with Hazzan Lichterman, share a lot of hopes, dreams, and aspirations for our congregation. Most of all, however, I want you to enter the building and be happy (especially on Shabbat). No matter how young or old you are, there will be opportunities for you to find happiness at B'nai Israel and I look forward to being a part of those experiences. I am often asked why I chose to become a rabbi. There are several reasons for my decision to pursue this career and life, however, at the top of the list is the fact that being Jewish and serving as a rabbi (teacher) makes me a happy person. Each time I share Shabbat with the congregation, it is a happy and rewarding experience for me. Our congregation is a place where you and your family will be happy. Please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know how you find happiness in Judaism and how, together, we can make the kehillah kedosha (holy congregation) an even happier place for all of us. Bivracha (with blessing), Rabbi Jason Miller

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND It is customary to honor our clergy with a monetary gift on occasions when they have extended themselves for us. In times of distress and mourning, for simchas and any other acts of kindness, a donation can be sent to the Cantor’s Discretionary Fund in appreciation. This fund is used by Hazzan Lichterman to provide financial aid to congregants in need, support educational projects, programming, etc. Please consider a gift to this fund so our Hazzan can continue his good works. All contributions to the fund will be acknowledged in the bulletin. 3

B'nai Israel Garden 2014


We look forward to Season Four of planting the garden at B'nai Israel. Every year there has been a steady increase of fresh produce that CBI has been able to give to the Jewish Family Service Foodbank (JFS Foodbank). This effort has been achieved by a wonderful group of volunteers who tend the garden. Last year we were moderately successful with our "Adopt a Plant" program where several congregants raised vegetables at their homes and then donated them to the JFS Foodbank.

“The Tree of Life” Leaves – $100 Stones - $1000 The following leaf was recently inscribed on the B’nai Israel Simcha Tree

In Honor of

To achieve greater success more on-site volunteers and more home planters are needed. Those interested in joining us at the garden or growing vegetables at home, please contact or MARTY KABACK 419-826-2011 and we will be happy to introduce you to the Mitzvah of gardening and giving to those in need.

Dr. Sheldon & Ervine Frankel 70th Wedding Anniversary with love from their Children and their Families

Marty Kaback Chairperson

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS S.O.A.P. (Synagogue Organized Afternoon Program)

May 5, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 12, 2014 May 20, 2014 May 31, 2014

a stimulating discussion of Jewish current events with Hazzan Ivor Lichterman Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the B’nai Israel Library ALL ARE WELCOME

Stephen Weisman David Grossman Michael Cummings Erwin Katz Megan Miller


Daily Services Sundays: Mon.-Thurs: Friday: Saturday:

9:30 A.M.* 7:00 A.M. — 5:45 P.M. 7:00 A.M. — 6:00 P.M. 9:30 A.M. see schedule below for P.M. hours

10 Years May 30, 2014

Shabbat Afternoon Service Saturday, May 3, 2014 Saturday, May 10, 2014 Saturday, May 17, 2014 Saturday, May 24, 2014 Saturday, May 31, 2014

Marvin & Nina Timperley

Mark & Denise Greenblatt

May Kiddush Sponsors

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 17, 2014

*No Sunday Services until Religious School Resumes in September 4

B’not Mitzvah Class 35th Anniversary USCJ Israel Trip Participants Jan Katz Erwin Katz and Diane Bernstein in honor of Erwin’s Special Birthday

B’nai Israel Board of Trustees 2014-2015

Annual Meeting June 1, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Jeffrey Bauer Alix Greenblatt Ellen Federman Michael Portnoy Charles Traugott Stephen Goldberg

President Vice President Administration Vice President Religious Affairs Vice President Youth Activities Treasurer Secretary

Election of Officers Installation of New Board Board Member of the Year Fran Weinblatt Sam Schwartz Minyan Leader Steve Moskowitz

General Board Stuart Brody Jill Kripke David Friedes Bruce Post Marc Glasser Howard Rosenberg Janice Katz Jerry Russell Fran Weinblatt Fagie Benstein Sisterhood Representative Meira Zucker Past President Michael Podolsky Past President

Dessert Reception

For a Three Year Term 2014-2017 Michael Leizerman Sharon Rappaport Debbie Spangenthal

Welcome New Member Doris Davis

Retiring Board Members Hope Davis Arnie Remer

YOUTH AND EDUCATION NEWS I am very happy to write this article to give you great news about BITUSY. On April 4 - April 6, 2014 our USY young adults went to the Regional Convention where they won four awards for their outstanding services, including best Kadima, best website, best joint USY/Kadima event and best fundraising event. Our USY young adults tied for winning the most awards and was the only USY chapter to beat the SA/TO (Social Action/Tikun Olam) goal. Congratulations for a great job. On April 9, 2014 USY had a hot dog cookout and everyone had a good time. Special thanks to Caren and Larry for setting up the grill and purchasing the charcoal and lighter fluid for the grill. USY is having several social events including a Kadima Cake Boss night on April 30, 2014, a pizza dinner and cookie cake night for both Kadima and USY on May 14, 2014, and a pool party at the Glasser residence scheduled in early June, 2014. We will provide an exact date for the pool party within the next few weeks and adults are welcome to attend. May 21, 2014 is the USY Board Elections for the eighth grade and USY and on May 31, 2014 is the Board Havdalah Induction Ceremony with a time to be announced. BITUSY is sponsoring a donation drive of clothes in good and clean condition and is also asking the Jewish community to donate items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as diapers, laundry soap, hand soap, body soap, dental care, deodorant, and toilet paper. Jewish Family Services and other local non- profit organizations will benefit from these donations. This donation drive will begin on April 20, 2014 and will last until June 1, 2014. These items can be dropped off at the B’nai Israel front office. Finally, I would like to thank Brynna Post and Rachel Noleff for doing a great job working with our BITUSY. Their efforts are greatly appreciated in helping our BITUSY to be as successful as it is. Thank you for all of your support for BITUSY. Michael Portnoy Vice President Youth and Education 5

SISTERHOOD PHYLLIS DIAMOND JUDAIC GIFT SHOP Looking for a gift? Come in and browse! Beautiful and meaningful items for

Bar/Bat Mitzvah * Confirmation * Graduation Shower * Wedding * Anniversary * New Home Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment SPRINGTIME REQUEST

MEN’S CLUB CBI Beautification Day


Sunday May 18, 2014 8 a.m.-12 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME TO ATTEND. No experience necessary LET’S GET DIRTY!! SPREAD MULCH PLANT FLOWERS

Religious School


Jacob Slutsky working on the order of the Seder

Sylvia Musher-Eizenman and Avery Kripke making tzedakah boxes at Sunday School.

Leslie and Louis Podolsky

Ellie Richards and Jordan Slutsky making flowers for the model Seder


QUESTIONS? Bruce Post Greg Davis Rain Date is June 1, 2014





ALL FILMS: 7 p.m. Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant Street Maumee, Ohio 43537 Monday, May 13

The Other Son

2012 | 105 minutes | French/ English/Arabic/Hebrew | Drama Monday, May 19

When Comedy Went to School 2013 | 83 minutes | English | Documentary/Comedy

RESERVATIONS: $5 per person per film. Reservations may be made by calling 419-724-0354 or Payment is due at the time of reservation. No refunds. AT THE DOOR: first come, first served; exact payment appreciated. Seating is limited and may sell out. We suggest you arrive 30 minutes early. TRANSPORTATION (OPTIONAL): Reservation a must to 419-724-0354 or Committee: Deborah Norin-Kuhen, Janet Rogolsky, and Judy Weinberg

The Senior Adult Programs of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo are supported in part through your campaign dollars and through a generous grant from the Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization. All events are part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo and occasionally take place at the various synagogues. Please note registration deadlines for all programs! To register for a Jewish Federation Senior Program, please call 419-724-0354 or email To register for a Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo senior program, please call 419-724-0354 or email

Thursday, May 8 The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio presented by Dawn Christensen, Executive Director 1 p.m. | Jewish Federation Campus | 6465 Sylvania Avenue

Travel Opportunity

Wednesday, May 14 & Thursday, May 15 Columbus Theatre & Foodie Tour

Thursday, May 22 Before You’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up: How To Stay Safe and Independent Noon | Congregation B’nai Israel | 6525 Sylvania Avenue $5 per person * Complete information for all senior programs can be found in Toledo Jewish News. Special Notice: Our trips are open to all seniors; reservations and payment are due at the time of the request to hold your space. We will accept reservations on a first-come basis since space is limited. A waitlist will be formed as needed. No confirmations will be mailed; your credit card charge or cancelled check will serve as your confirmation. Please fill out an Emergency Contact Form if you will be traveling with us for the first time. For questions about a program, please contact René Rusgo (419724-0365; or Mary Lou Whittaker (419-5312119; Please note registration deadlines for all programs.

Contributions for April Minimum Contributions are $10.00

Shabbat Prayer Book Etz Hayim Bible Tree of Life Leaf Tree of Life Stone Memorial Plaque Kiddush Lunch

Please note: More generous contributions will be indicated in the following ways: * denotes B’nai Mitzvah-$13.00 ** denotes Chai-$18.00 *** denotes Silver-$25.00 **** denotes double Chai - $36 A box denotes Gold-$50.00 A double box denotes Platinum—$100 A bold box denotes Diamond—$100.00+



YAHRZEITS Jessie Becker Lillian Becker Camp Ramah *** Alice Bogart Sue Wilson Kiddush ** Louis Boyk Charlotte Kominars & Family Tribute ** Eileen Burg Shira Burg Kiddush ** Jack Cooperman, Brother Jerold & Ruth Gold Michael & Rene Quiroga ** Dorothy Dorf, Mother Karen Dorf Kiddush Eli Dorf, Father Michael & Sarna Dorf Harry Gometz ** Ruth Dorf, Mother Michael & Sarna Dorf Harry Gometz ** Joseph H. Fraidenraich Leah & Joshua Conner Kiddush ** Samuel Friedman, Uncle Eileen Manoff & Family Religious School Irwin Fruchtman, Father Joel & Sue Zanville Cantor's Discretionary **

e Community Garden at Congregation B'nai Israel Jeff & Anne Bauer, Community Garden

Steve & Nancy Goldberg, First Grandchild Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary Sue Richards, New Grandchild Arnie & Marlene Remer 150th Anniversary Scott & Sheila Rothstein, New Grandson Dick & Alix Greenblatt 150th Anniversary Jan Katz, New Great Grandchild Inge Horowitz Kiddush* Lila Goldman, School Honors Inge Horowitz Helen Fink Burke Jennifer Zaurov, School Honors Inge Horowitz Helen Fink Burke Madison Smith, Bat Mitzvah Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary David Liber, Birthday Hank & Cheryl Silverman

$65.00 $100.00 $100.00 $1000.00 $500.00 $300.00


Philip Markowicz, Special Birthday Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary***

Leonard Gallis, Beloved Husband Father & Gramps Sondra Gallis & Family Building Beautification

Nate Schwartz, 95th Special Birthday Hank & Cheryl Silverman

Esther Garber Bill & Luann Garber


Golda Gelzina Leonid Kutik

IN APPRECIATION TO: Cantor Ivor Lichterman

Kiddush * Library

Evelyn Grande Al & Mike Blumberg Building Fund ** Rose Kaufman, Grandmother Steve & Susan Kaufman & Family Kiddush *** Harry Lasky Allen & Rita Cohen Kripke Israel Program ** David Lieberman Leah & Joshua Connor Kiddush **

Cantor’s Discretionary

Clara Rona Bill & Helene Sherman** Leah Connor***


IN MEMORY OF Becke J. Mann, Mother Samuel D. Mann & Janice G. Schott Cantor's Discretionary Philip Master, Beloved Husband Selma Master Kiddush * Edward Meyer Marc & Paula Meyer Cantor's Discretionary **` Buster Miller Rhoda Miller & Family Kripke Israel Program ** Abraham Newmark, Brother Jerold & Ruth Gold Michael & Rene Quiroga ** Evelyn Papurt, Mother Richard Papurt Tribute Peter Phillips, Grandfather Jerry & Arlene Russell Cantor's Discretionary * Henry Remer, Beloved Father Arnie & Marlene Remer Kiddush ** Leland Rubenstein, Brother-in-Law Jerry & Arlene Russell Cantor's Discretionary * Sam Russell, Beloved Father Merv & Marlene Russell Cantor's Discretionary Sam Russell, Father Jerry & Arlene Russell Cantor's Discretionary * Sam Russell, Grandfather Dr. Corey Russell Religious School Dorothy Schwartz Eileen Daniel & Dana Sharff Tribute ** Clara Sherman, Mother Barry & Esther Sherman

Fredda Bentley Barnes, Sister of Ellice Niedjadlik Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary Eli Abramson & Nora Romanoff 150th Anniversary** Lois Eisner, Mother of Michael Podolsky Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary* Phyllis Landis, Mother of Ruth Landis Letchinger Honorable David & Joanie Katz Kripke Israel Program**** Jack Lash Husband of Carol Lash Eleanor Golding Kripke Israel Program Marcia Greenspoon Liber Irwin Rosenbloom & Rochelle Russell Bobby & Amy Rosenbloom Judy Gersz Kripke Israel Program Marcia Greenspoon Liber, Mother of Scott & Corey Liber Pete & Linda Wilkins 150th Anniversary Dave & Dena Zack & Family Helen Fink Burke *** Steve & Cathy Sperling

Joel & Sue Zanville Cantor's Discretionary** Jim & Diane Perlman 150th Anniversary** Chuck & Fran Weinblatt Kripke Israel Program Rollie & Albie Romanoff Len Pacitti


Clara Shuer Bill & Luann Garber Kiddush * Ethel Skolnick Bette Raymond 150th Anniversary *** Val W. Spielberg Stephen Spielberg Kiddush ** Jacob Tenzer Rena Mikhlin Kiddush ** Herbert (Herb) Walkin Mrs. Saundra Yaffee Religious School * Philip Wasserstrom Joseph Wasserstrom Wasserstrom Chapel Furnishing *** Sol Wexler Rhoda Miller & Family Kripke Israel Program * Naomi & Morris Winer, Parents Selma Master Kiddush * Howard Yanof Esther Kezur & Family Florence Kezur Memorial Anna Zimbler Shirley Gerber Kiddush Saul Zimbler Shirley Gerber Kiddush

150th Anniversary

Linda Schlachter

150th Anniversary Religious School 150th Anniversary

Lindell Clemens 150th Anniversary Warren & Sandy Bookman Kiddush Karen Faulkner 150th Anniversary Kenneth Rahman, Husband of Sarah Levine Rahman Judy Gersz Kripke Israel Program David Sherman, Brother of Bill Sherman Eli & Fagie Benstein 150th Anniversary Marty & Harriet Davis Harry Gometz Arlene Brookenthal Religious School Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary Roggie Siegel, Mother of Jo-Jo Goldberg Eli Abramson & Nora Romanoff Kiddush ** Michael & Leslie Podolsky 150th Anniversary Arnie & Marlene Remer 150th Anniversary David & Teena Liber Kiddush Marty & Harriet Davis Harry Gometz


Roggie Siegel, Sister of Dave Shall Marty & Harriet Davis Harry Gometz Warren & Sandy Bookman Kiddush Dick & Alix Greenblatt 150th Anniversary Arnie & Marlene Remer 150th Anniversary Howard & Karen Rosenbaum Sam Schwartz Minyan Lois Levison Religious School Clara Weinblatt, Mother of Chuck & Fran Weinblatt Sanford & Sharon Stein 150th Anniversary* Jason Ellick Cantor's Discretionary ** Marty & Harriet Davis Harry Gometz Sherrie & Caren Zaft Cantor's Discretionary ** Larry & Joanie Kripke Kripke Israel Program** Matt & Jill Kripke Kripke Israel Program ** Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary Barbara Fisher Building Beautification Eli & Fagie Benstein Kripke Israel Program* Leah Connor Cantor's Discretionary ** Dave & Lil Perlman 150th Anniversary Jerry & Arlene Russell 150th Anniversary Michael & Leslie Podolsky Kripke Israel Program Lois Levison Religious School SPEEDY RECOVERY William Barkan Arnie & Marlene Remer 150th Anniversary Morton Bobowick Jerry & Arlene Russell 150th Anniversary Arnie & Marlene Remer 150th Anniversary Gail Cousino Jerry & Arlene Russell 150th Anniversary Shirley Kohler Inge Horowitz 150th Anniversary Richard & Phyllis Bernstein Religious School** Jerry & Arlene Russell Kiddush Irwin Rosenbloom & Rochelle Russell Bobby & Amy Rosenbloom Fund Eileen Sharff David & Teena Liber Kiddush **

TORAH FUND CONTRIBUTIONS IN MEMORY OF Anita Beckerman Bill & Luann Garber Marcia Greenspoon Liber Bill & Luann Garber Jeanie Morris Bill & Luann Garber David Sherman Ira & Marlene Weisman ** Clara Weinblatt Cindy Palmer & Al Mintz Marvin & Peggy Damrauer Phyllis Diamond Marilyn J. Reinstein Elaine Hershman Arnie & Marlene Remer Lil Witten Bill & Luann Garber IN HONOR OF Sheldon & Ervine Frankel 70th Wedding Anniversary Marilyn J. Reinstein Bill & Luann Garber Jenny Zaurov, School Honors Bill & Luann Garber Erwin Katz , Second Bar Mitzvah Jerry Feldstein & Corrine Adler YAHRZEIT OFFERING Alice Edith Weisman Ira & Marlene Weisman ** Charles Zale Swartz Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather Belle Swartz


May Yahrzeits

Memorial Plaques Dedicated on Pesach Lawrence Beckerman Anita Beckerman Celia Goodman Marcia Greenspoon Liber Lillian B. Petler

May 1 – Iyar 1.. Irwin Hess, Rose Hess, Eleanor Kart, Simon Sack, Sarah Spindler May 2 – Iyar 2….. Wolf Hecht, Linwood “Buster” Miller, Joseph Mitchell, Beatrice Price May 3 – Iyar 3…..Charlotte Conn, Marilyn Devenow May 4 – Iyar 4….. Clem Anchel, Mollie Chasin, Yitzhak Lichterman, Nolan Schulak, Naomi Winer May 5 – Iyar 5…. Sylvia Laderman May 6 – Iyar 6….. Donna Boorstein, Rose Cohen, Goldie Goldberg, Mayta Green, Leonora Leizerman, Zale Rubins, Fannie Wiskin May 7 – Iyar 7….. Marcus Friedman, Mildred Green, Philip Wasserstrom May 8 – Iyar 8….. Carl Leib, Philip Master, Samuel Siegman May 9 – Iyar 9….Morris Diamond, Sadye Epstein, Bessie Fingerhut, Shirley Glassman, Jack Silverman, Heinz Spangenthal May 10 – Iyar 10…..Josephine Cousins, Betty Lampert, Joyce Sells, Charles Swartz, Bernard Teman, Max Weiss May 11 – Iyar 11…..Richard Fleischer, Donald Russell, Zandra Yaffe May 12 – Iyar 12….. Abraham Katzman, Rebecca Marenberg, Rosaline Stotland, Seymour Yaffe May 13 – Iyar 13….. Jennie Albert, Abraham Gerber, Jacob Hoffman, Michael Katz, Tillie Liber, Harold Malkin, Marian Tarschis May 14 – Iyar 14….. Murray Remer, Joanne Schwartzberg May 15 – Iyar 15….. Max Moldawsky May 16 – Iyar 16….. Jacob Feinbloom, Fay Weiner, Anna Wengrow May 17 – Iyar 17….. Lewis Bernstein, Alice Bogart, Dora Katz, Philip Miller May 18 – Iyar 18….. Ruth Bauer, Harry Bernstein, Ann Levine, Edith Romanoff Bort, Pauline Shoffer, Joseph Topper May 19 – Iyar 19….. Bertha Fink, Leo Kahn, Florence Lenenberg, Maurice Marenberg, Goldye Palman May 20 – Iyar 20….. Ethel Skolnick May 21—Iyar 21.. Mollie Hoffman, Vern Petler, Norville Rappaport, Beatrice Sattinger May 22 – Iyar 22….. Harvey Berg, Nathan Forman, Jeanette Kohler, Matilda Lewis, Stanley Zimmerman May 23 – Iyar 23….. Anna Korman, Bertha Odesky, Grayce Pervin, Irving Rubin, Seymour Sattler May 24 – Iyar 24….. Esther Karp, Norman Perlmutter, Leon Williams May 25 – Iyar 25….. Samuel Brassloff, Rachel Burack May 26 – Iyar 26….. Alfred Damrauer, Bobbi Gail Rosenbloom May 27 – Iyar 27…..Howard Erd, Roy Goldman, Aaron Intrater, Julius Swolsky, Miriam Wexler May 28 – Iyar 28…..Earle Bracker, Bertha Hecht, Morris Joseph, Kopel Judashko, Isadore Leibovitz, Ralph Oberlin May 29– Iyar 29….Linda Bender Goldner, Evelyn Grande, Issac Scharf, Herman Soldinger May 30– Sivan 1….. Blanche Hurst, Charles Rubin, Clara Scharf, Florence Waldman, Gizella Weiss, Elsie Winter May 31– Sivan 2…..Lillian Baneth, Louis Bergher

In Memoriam Our synagogue family mourns the loss of : Clara Weinblatt Mother of Charles Weinblatt David Sherman Brother of William Sherman Roggie Siegel Mother of Jo-Jo Goldberg Sister of David Shall Betya Spivak Mother of Boris and Alla May their memory be a blessing to their family and friends CHESED COMMITEE Never are we more aware of how much friends and family mean than at the time of bereavement. When a bereavement or serious illness befalls you or your loved one, the newly formed Chesed Committee at Congregation B’nai Israel is there to assist you. Please contact Hazzan Lichterman or further information. Committee members will maintain strict confidentiality.

Cemetery Hours


Sunday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m,

If you or someone you know is in the hospital or would appreciate a visit at home from the Hazzan, please call the shul office at 419-517-8400 or email

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CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL STAFF Ivor Lichterman Howard Rosenbaum Kim Brody


Minyan Leader

Religious School Principal

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL BULLETIN 6525 Sylvania Ave Sylvania OH 43560 Address Service Requested

Rachel Noleff/Brynna Post Co- Youth Directors Caren Zaft


Rhoda Miller

Community Outreach Coordinator

Lou Steingroot Bookkeeper Fagie Benstein/Sharon Rappaport Sisterhood Co-Presidents David Zack

Men’s Club President

Sam Zack

USY President

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Co-Presidents Meira Zucker & Michael Podolsky Vice Presidents Hope Davis, Ellen Federman, Michael Portnoy Secretary Alix Greenblatt Treasurer Bruce Post BOARD OF TRUSTEES Stuart Brody, David Friedes, Jan Katz, Jill Kripke, Marc Glasser, Arnold Remer, Howard Rosenberg, Jerry Russell, Debbie Spangenthal, Fran Weinblatt,

SAVE THESE DATES May 3, 2014 May 4, 2014 May 5, 2014 May 7, 2014 May 10, 2014 May 14, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 18, 2014 May 21, 2014 May 26, 2014

May 31, 2014 June 1, 2014 June 1, 2014 June 3, 2014 June 4, 2014 June 5, 2014

Women’s Shabbat Last Day Sunday School Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration Last Day Religious School Religious School Shabbat BITUSY Lounge Night Erwin Katz Special Birthday Men’s Club Beautification Day BITUSY Elections Memorial Day Office Closed Morning Minyan 9:00 a.m. No Evening Services BITUSY Board Inductions Annual Meeting End of USY Clothing Drive Shavuot Tikkun 6:30 p.m. Shavuot Services 9:30 a.m. Shavuot Services 9:30 a.m.

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