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Congregation B’nai Israel A Congregation Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

6525 Sylvania Avenue Sylvania OH 43560 p. (419) 517-8400

147 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel 27 Tishrei — 27 Cheshvan 5774

October 1-31, 2013

BITUSY HOSTS KINNUS Congregation B'nai Israel is pleased to be hosting the USY FALL BOARD/FRESHMAN KINNUS October 4- 6, 2013. Volunteers are still needed all weekend to help cook, chaperone and set up different activities. We will be having a shul-in (sleep over at B’nai) Saturday night. Do you remember having an awesome time at conventions? Did your kids have a great time at conventions? Help make this weekend an unforgettable memory for everyone. If you’re interested in housing and/or volunteering, please call Stephen at 419-517-8400 or email him at

WE THANK OUR KOL NIDRE APPEAL DONORS AS OF 9/25/2013 DONATIONS TO THE APPEAL ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED. Richard & Shani Abernathy Eli Abramson & Nora Romanoff Ken & Karen Alexander Shirley Aronoff Evelyn Auslander David & Michelle Bader Jeff & Anne Bauer Miriam Beckerman Eli & Fagie Benstein Joel & Linda Beren Jonathan & Jeannette Bernstein Ken & Chris Brochin Stuart & Kim Brody Michael & Lois Burke Nate & Nancy Danziger Martin & Harriet Davis Phyllis Diamond Jim & Tova Eisenberg Ellen Federman Steve Federman David & Lori Friedes Hugh Friedman Sondra Gallis

Bill & Luann Garber Amy Garber Irene Gerhardstein Gerald Getz Marc Glasser Jerry & Ruth Gold Larry Gold Harriet Goldberg Stu and Jo-Jo Goldberg Steve & Nancy Goldberg Jeff Goldstein Marvyn Greenberg Dick & Alix Greenblatt Blair Grubb and Barbara Straus Inge Horowitz Marty & Beth Kaback Cary & Michelle Kart Bernice Katz Nancy Katz Jan Katz David & Joan Katz Steve & Susan Kaufman Esther Kezur & Harvey Malone

Sandy & Sharon Kimmel Chad & Alison Kripke Bobby & Sharon Kripke Larry & Joan Kripke Lee & Gail Kwait Erin Labbie Carole Lash Rene Levy Marcia Liber Kevin & Faylayn Liber Hazzan Ivor & Jan Lichterman Kathryn Linver Jack & Diana Lipszyc Fred & Ruth Mahler Norm & Rita Malkin Marc & Paula Meyer Rhoda Miller Alan Mintz & Cyndi Palmer Steven & Susan Moskowitz Howard & Linda Moskowitz Dr. Jeff Muler Abe & Dara Musher Eizenman 1

Harry & Leeta Nistel Jim & Diane Perlman Dave & Lil Perlman Ted & Sonja Pinsky Michael & Leslie Podolsky Michael & Darlene Portnoy Bruce & Sheila Post Michael & Leslie Podolsky Michael & Darlene Portnoy Bruce & Shelia Post Sharon Rappaport Marilyn Reinstein Arnie & Marlene Remer Nina Ridgley Howard & Ann Rosenberg Paul & Rona Rothschild Scott & Sheila Rothstein Marjory Rusgo Merv & Marlene Russell Andrew & Lynnette Sattler Dave & Bobbye Shall Susan Solomon & Fred Stockton

Bert & Debbie Spangenthal Steve & Cathy Sperling Sanford & Sharon Stein Buz & Doris Steinberg Belle Swartz Michael & Helen Tamor Chuck & Sandy Traugott Tom & Patti Tuschman Andrea Urie Ron & Wanda Wachsman Aron & Anastazja Wajskol David & Judy Weinberg Chuck & Fran Weinblatt Leon & Ellie Williams Louis & Nance Wilson Felice Wolff David & Dena Zack Caren Zaft Joel Zanville Greg & Irina Zaurov David & Meira Zucker Sol & Naomi Zyndorf Mark & Gretchen Zyndorf Sam & Kelly Zyndorf





A HAVDALLAH TO LAST ALL YEAR THROUGH I am writing this article during Chol Hamo’ed, the working days of the holiday of Sukkot, as we prepare for the joyous culmination of this intense two month High Holiday period - Simchat Torah. The dilemma we soon face is – everyone is on a spiritual “high” from the wonderful services and programs we’ve just enjoyed; how do we sustain that spiritual intensity longer? This is akin to Havdallah which we recite at the end of every Shabbat and Holiday. Havdallah not only differentiates between the spiritual heights of the Shabbat/Holiday relative to the mundane work week; it also helps retain some of that special feeling, to assist us through the week. I’m looking for a Havdallah designed to sustain the “high” of the High Holidays all year long, or at least a little longer… It is perhaps intentional that our Jewish calendar gives us a “break” in Cheshvan, which is the only month that has nothing “special” in it. In fact that spiritual “lull” lasts all the way till Chanukah which is a full two months after Tishrei’s last holiday of Simchat Torah. It is therefore only natural for us to revert back to our regular routines, the everyday concerns that preoccupy us, leaving little room/time for spiritual pursuits that preoccupy many during Tishrei. I may have found a possible solution: in the few days right after Yom Kippur, during Sukkot, Men’s Club and Sisterhood hosted two back to back outstanding opening events, attended (between the two) by some 200 participants. It (almost) felt like Rosh Hashanah again with our building bustling with exciting activity and many diverse attendees. The Men’s Club’s “Red, White, and Blues” included Havdallah in the beautiful sukkah erected by Jim Cihak and Men’s Club, wine tasting (with superior Israeli wine from the Golan), hors d’oeuvres by Jeff Sherman, and live music, in the social hall elegantly decorated by Jeannette Bernstein. The next morning Sisterhood’s outstanding program included a delicious brunch (again Jeff Sherman) followed by a heartwarming presentation from the 17 Confirmation Israel Trip participants in front of a packed sanctuary. Programs like these, of which many are being planned throughout the year, can and should motivate congregants to enter the doors of B’nai Israel all year, besides attending the wonderful Shabbat, holiday and daily services we always provide. If you do, then we may just have found the “Havdallah” formula that will sustain the “high” of the High Holidays throughout the year until we all meet again in health and joy next Rosh Hashanah on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Hazzan Ivor Lichterman Samuel Richards will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Israel on October 26, 2013. Samuel is the son of Andrea and Mark Richards, brother of Eleanora, and grandson of Paula and Fred Flox. Samuel attended the David S. Stone Hebrew Academy and is a 7th grade honor student at Arbor Hills Junior High. He enjoys playing drums, swimming, Kadima, Destination Imagination and spending time with his friends. Some of his favorite memories are from his summers spent at Camp Wise. Samuel would like to thank Cantor Lichterman for all the support and preparation for this important day. He and his family look forward to celebrating this very special day with friends and family. Quinn Murphy will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Congregation B’nai Israel. Quinn is the son of Cindy and Doug Robertson and Nathan Murphy, and the brother of Drew Sharpe, Cole and Bryce Robertson, and Benjamin Murphy. He is the grandson of Harriet and Marty Davis and the late Bonnie and Don Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio. Quinn is a 7th grader at Arbor Hills Jr. High where he is an Honor Student and runs on the Cross Country team and plays viola for the orchestra. He volunteers for the Friendship Circle and is a black belt in Kempo Martial Arts. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and cousins, going to Camp Wise in the summer and playing video games. Quinn is looking forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with his family and friends. He would like to thank Cantor Lichterman for all of his help. 2

PRESIDENT’S CORNER It has been a great start to the new year at CBI. Many congregants have commented on how beautiful our High Holiday services were this year. Our inspiring Hazzan and guest Rabbi, Jason Miller, as well as all the volunteers involved in the services allowed the season to be meaningful for all of us. One especially nice aspect was the Kol Nidre service with all 13 of our Sifrei Torah on display. 5774 continued with beautiful Sukkot services, a wonderful Men’s Club wine tasting event and a very well attended opening Sisterhood brunch. The calendar is full of events for all to participate in. The executive committee and rabbi search committee will reconvene shortly to assess our future rabbinical needs. Anyone from the congregation is welcome to provide comments and input in this process. Initial discussions have taken place between the cemetery committees of B’nai Israel and Etz Chayim with the objective of insuring our cemetery is adequately funded to provide maintenance and upkeep in the future. There is not an immediate issue however, a long term funding plan will be necessary. Finally, I would like to thank those who have generously participated in this year’s Kol Nidre appeal. We had a very successful start and our $50,000 goal is within reach. Ron Wachsman President

Yizkor Book 2013-2014 Congregation B’nai Israel inadvertanly omitted the following names from the Yizkor Book. The book has been corrected and if you would like a copy, please stop by the synagogue or email Rhoda Miller at and she will be happy to send you a copy. Jim, Kathy & Catie Sack In memory of Shirley Alzfan Victor Alzfan Dora Sack Simon V. Sack

Eileen, Daniel & Dana Sharff In memory of Dorothy Schwartz

Andrew I. Sattler In memory of Herbert J. Drucker Rhoda Sattler Seymour Sattler Shirley Sattler David Scheer & Family In memory of Bessie Scheer Morris Scheer Rose W. Scheer

Bill & Helene Sherman & Family In memory of Sam & Florence Bransdorf Morris & Tillie Sherman

Brad & Tracy Schusterman & Family In memory of Lee Horvitz

Bert & Debbie Spangenthal In memory of Bessie Cohen Milton Oklin Heinz Spangenthal Steve & Cathy Sperling & Family In memory of Goody & Jean Liber Bess Sperling

Nate, Rina, Ian & Morgan Segall In memory of Norman Gudelman Allan Segall

Marty & Ruth Sitzmann In memory of All of our loved ones

Buz & Doris Steinberg In memory of Lori Kremer Immergluck Goldie Sakheim Joseph Sakheim Abe Steinberg Dorothy Steinberg Lois Kremer Steinberg Jan Steinberg & Family In memory of Rudy Ertis Frank Green Mollie Schall Green Dr. Donald Steinberg Marv & Nina Timperley & Family In memory of Leonard Gallis Shirley Tochterman & family In memory of Jack & Esther Radin Joseph Tochterman Chuck, Sandy, Jay & Kari Traugott In memory of Seymour & Helen Cohen Peter Traugott

Sanford & Sharon Stein In memory of Mary Rubin Nicholas Rubin Ida Stein Jack Stein

Gary, Andrea, Mathew & Rachel Urie In memory of Joseph Kanter

The Wachsman Family In memory of Sharon Meinwald Robert Wachsman Judy Wahrman In memory of Leo Stober Jessie Wahrman Ralph Wahrman Sam Wahrman Dr. & Mrs. Aron Wajskol In memory of Ester Ilowska Elias Icchak Wajskol Rachel Wajskol David & Judy Weinberg In memory of Rabbi Morris & Helen Goldfarb Louis & Ann Weinberg Chuck & Fran Weinblatt & Family In memory of Hy Auslander Dr. Morris Weinblatt


2013 –2014 CBI COMMITTEES If you are interested in joining one of the committees, please contact the chairperson or Stephen Lamb at FINANCE - Bruce Post, Chair; Michelle Bader, Jeff Bauer, Bill Garber, Alix Greenblatt, Dick Greenblatt  Confidentiality Statement for board members  Provide oversight of revenue and expenses to achieve a balanced budget  Review, organize, develop guidelines and promote restricted and unrestricted funds  Evaluate dues structure and policies related to dues reductions and non-payment  Encouraging membership to consider estate/legacy planning for CBI MEMBERSHIP – Fran Weinblatt, Chair; Anne Bauer, Howard Rosenberg, Ann Rosenberg  Welcome new members  Create welcome packet for new members  Update and distribution of membership roster via e-mail and in print  Evaluate ideas to support new and existing members KITCHEN – Hope Davis, Chair; Stuart Brody, Arlene Russell, Jerry Russell, Debbie Spagenthal, Dena Zack  Develop cadre of people to assist with making kugels and assisting in kitchen  Evaluate Kiddush costs and seek ways to balance Kiddush budget  Explore adding additional caterers to the approved list  Insure Mashigiach coverage is available  Overall maintenance and cleaning of kitchen and appliances CULTURAL - Marc Glasser, Chair; Jeannette Bernstein, David Friedes, Jill Kripke  Plan and organize cultural events for the synagogue in cooperation with clergy  Work within established budget for each program LIFE CYCLE - Alix Greenblatt, Chair; Fagie Benstein, Stuart Brody, Nancy Danziger  Review existing policies for individuals wishing to rent CBI for life cycle events RITUAL - Ellen Federman, Chair; Inge Horowitz, Marty Kaback, Hazzan Ivor Lichterman, Sharon Rappaport, Arnie Remer, Howard Rosenbaum, Ron Wachsman, Nance Wilson, Meira Zucker  Review policies relating to religious services  Evaluate feedback for recent holiday services and discuss ways to improve future holiday services  Recommend improvements to sanctuary and chapel  Insure Torahs, silver and other related religious objects are in proper condition and are insured appropriately CHESED - Sharon Rappaport, Chair; Ellen Federman, Ruth Gold, Marty Kaback, Hazzan Ivor Lichterman, Michael Portnoy, Arlene Russell, Jerry Russell, Louis Wilson  Provide support for those who are grieving or are in need of additional services as recommended by clergy LONG RANGE PLANNING - Paul Rothschild, Chair; Jeff Bauer, Joel Beren, Marty Davis, Bill Garber, David Katz, Harry Nistel, Chuck Traugott, Ron Wachsman, Meira Zucker  Consider long range funding projections for CBI  Consider community needs 10+ years out and make recommendations  Provide oversight for long term vision of CBI YOUTH & EDUCATION - Michael Portnoy, Chair; Youth – Meira Zucker  Oversee BITUSY and Kadima; work with youth director Education – Debbie Spangenthal  Oversight of the Religious School BULLETIN - Alix Greenblatt, Chair; Rene Levy  Work with office monthly to produce the bulletin FACILITIES – Bruce Post, Chair; Jim Cihak, Abe Musher-Eizerman, Tom Helberg, Greg Zaurov  Maintenance issues  Roof issues  Management of Restricted funds for Building improvements CEMETERY: Eli Abramson, Zale Kohler, Rhoda Miller, Steve Moskowitz, Arnie Remer, Mark Wexler  Oversee Cemetery Association to insure proper perpetual care of graves.  Insure proper management of guidelines related to burials for B’nai Israel families  Provide feedback on long term management of Perpetual Care Fund PERPETUAL CARE COMMITTEE: Jeff Bauer, Chair; Joel Beren, Bill Garber, Dick Green, Chuck Traugott,  Insure proper management of perpetual care funds for CBI



Marc Glasser & Bruce Post

Joel Marcovitch Jim Cihak

Michael Portnoy & Richard Schroeder

Greg Davis

Seth Sobczak, Bruce Post & Michael Portnoy


Michael & Darlene Portnoy with Bruce & Sheila and Post

Jan and Ivor Lichterman with David Zack

Susan & Marc Glasser

Cihaks and Wachsmans enjoying an evening of wine tasting. 5

SISTERHOOD 2013-2014 Torah Fund 70th Anniversary Women Supporting Conservative/Masorti Jewish Education Torah Fund is a campaign to ensure our legacy to future generations of Conservative Jews by the education of Rabbis, Cantors, Lay Leaders, Social Workers, Educators and Administrators (for Day Schools and Synagogue Schools) Scholars, Researchers and Synagogue Administrators. GIFT OPPORTUNITIES Guardian……….….………...$300 Benefactor……….…………..$180 Chai Units………….………..$72, $54, $36, $18 Koach …….....………….……$28 Pins will be given to all donors at the Benefactor and Guardian level. Marilyn Reinstein 419-882-8757

Sherrie Zaft, Co-Chair

Phyllis Diamond 419-531-5005

SISTERHOOD OPENING MEETING Over 125 people attended the Sisterhood Opening Meeting to hear the Sunday school confirmation class tell of their fabulous trip to Israel. Each student shared his personal experience and told how meaningful the trip was. All expressed thanks to the chaperones; Stuart Brody, Jill Kripke, and Hazzan Lichterman. The trip was funded through the Naomi and Sherwin Kripke Israel Trip Fund.


2013 B’nai Israel Book Club Dates Tues, October 22 Tues. December 17

A Pigeon and a Boy The English Girl

Meir Shalev Daniel Silva

SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB WILL HAVE TWO SESSIONS 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the CBI Library 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Sharon Rappaport Book Club Chairs are:

Sharon Rappaport Cathy Sperling

Sharon Stein

Phyllis Diamond Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop We have a large selection of items that will make wonderful gifts or enhance the beauty of your home. HOURS: Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sundays 9:30 a.m. – noon (when Sunday School is in session)


RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Religious School is off to a great start! We have added a new class for two year olds that will meet twice a month. All of our students had numerous activities the first month to keep them busy, especially with all of the holidays. We were honored to hear the experiences of a lifetime that our students had on their confirmation trip to Israel this past summer which they recently shared at the Sisterhood opening brunch. Our eighth-tenth graders, along with our friends from Shomer Emunim, volunteered at the Race for the Cure. The Toledo Zoo van will be visiting our younger students in a joint program with Shomer Emunim on Oct 13. We are working on many collaborative programs, such as skype pals and book sharing with our friends in the Partnership region of the Jewish Federation throughout the school year. Kim Brody Religious School Principal

Torah Tot Class for Two Year Olds We are very pleased to offer a two year old class two times per month at CBI from 9:30 a.m.窶馬oon. October Dates are 10/13 and 10/27 $180 per year Contact Kim Brody for details

Religious School Calendar October Wednesday, Oct. 2nd Sunday , Oct. 6th NO Religious School, USY Fall Boards/ Freshman Kinnus Wednesday, Oct. 9th Sunday, Oct. 13th

Wednesday, Oct. 16th Sunday, Oct. 20th Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Sunday, Oct. 27th Wednesday, Oct. 30th


Rafi Berns, Alice Hively, and Colin Thaler

Sophia Skiles & Erin Labbie

Lucas Podolsky, Jordan Slutsky, Andy Davis, Sophia Skiles, Haley Smith

USY & KADIMA CBI Youth Lounge Hours Monday - Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Stephen Lamb, Youth Director 7

Contributions for September Regular 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 A box denotes Gold-$50.00 A double box denotes Platinum-$100.00

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

Remember B’nai Israel in your will


GENERAL FUNDS Yahrzeit LOUIS NESENMAN Marc & Paula Meyer** SAM LEVIN Michael Levin


MEMORIAL FUNDS MICHAEL & RENEE QUIROGA Yahrzeit SYLVIA GOLDMAN, mother of Ilene Goldman Gould Ronald Goldman & Alyce Goldman Segall*


parents Joe Bookman

Yahrzeit ALBERT RUSSELL, beloved brother RAYMOND RUSSELL, beloved brother Merv & Marlene Russell JACK STEIN Sanford & Sharon Stein LESTER BOGART, father Sue Wilson** HELEN COHEN, beloved mother & grandmother Chuck, Sandy, Jay, & Kari Traugott***


LILLIAN STRAUS Blair Grubb & Barbara Straus






Yahrzeit ANTHONY GRANDE Al & Mike Blumberg** IRVIN GREENSPOON Al & Mike Blumberg*

Shirley Gerber


Yahrzeit JOSEPH SCHWARTZ, father & grandfather Chuck & Sharon Schwartz & Family


Yahrzeit ABRAHAM LEIZER STAHL Pinsky Family***


~~~~~~~~~ SISTERHOOD TORAH FUND RESIDENCE HALL CAMPAIGN OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Phyllis Diamond ….……531-5005 Marilyn Reinstein……....882-8757

In Memory of IRIS DAMRAUER Marvin & Peggy Damrauer JOHN REDLICH, Arleene Levine’s Father Bill & Luann Garber


In Honor of RICHARD GREENBLATT, special birthday Bill & Luann Garber BUD & BARBARA McGREW, special anniversary Jerry Feldstein & Corrine Adler HOWARD & KAREN ROSENBAUM, 55th anniversary Dave & Lil Perlman

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Upcoming Events

You are cordially invited to join us as we continue our series of live broadcasts. Tuesday, October 1 Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules 7 p.m. reception (live satellite broadcast: 8 p.m.) Temple Shomer Emunim 6453 Sylvania Ave. Why are we so often surprised when underdogs win? Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength – or because of it? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of so many professions marked by deprivation?

Malcolm Gladwell, uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty. Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He is the author of several books including, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008). Registration requested by Monday, September 23.

Wednesday, October 23 Robert Gibbs and Ari Fleischer with Ben Feller -Full Court Press: Inside the Bush and Obama White Houses 7 pm – reception (live satellite broadcast: 8 p.m.) Temple Shomer Emunim 6453 Sylvania Ave. Go inside the West Wing with two men who gave voice to America’s last two presidents - Robert

Gibbs and Ari Fleischer, the first White House press secretaries for President Obama and President George W. Bush. A lively night of stories and candid reflection about the nation’s leadership, moderated by former chief White House correspondent Ben Feller, who covered both presidents for The Associated Press. Registration requested by Monday, October 14.

Monday, November 4 Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Toobin 7 pm – reception (live satellite broadcast: 8 p.m.) Temple Shomer Emunim 6453 Sylvania Ave. You know that Alan Dershowitz, the preeminent defense lawyer in America today, has had an impact on the lives of storied clients like O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bülow, Bill Clinton, Julian Assange, Jeffrey MacDonald, Patty Hearst, Mike Tyson, and many more. But who has affected Dershowitz himself? The attorney and author is now Taking the Stand in a new memoir and on 92Y’s stage. Jeffrey Toobin, author (The Oath: The Obama White House and

the Supreme Court), New Yorker writer and CNN analyst, interviews Dershowitz. Thane Rosenbaum, the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School, director the Forum on Law, Culture & Society, will moderate. Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,”“the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” Registration requested by Monday, October 28.

RSVP to 419-724-0354 or


Israeli Art

Exhibition and Sale Presented by Safrai Gallery of Jerusalem Benefitting Jewish Family Service of Greater Toledo

A comprehensive collection of original oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, and etchings for exhibition and sale. This exhibition of more than 1,000 works of art features 100 artists from Israel and around the world, including such masters as Shemuel Katz, Dorit Levi and Shraga Weil. The entire community is invited to view and purchase these unique offerings priced from $80 to $5,000.

Israel at 65: A Celebration of Art October 17-20, 2013 | 7-10 p.m. Congregation B’nai Israel 6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio


$50 couvert per person ensures your place at this “don’t miss” evening and first opportunity to purchase Art Exhibition items.

Free and open to the public October 18 - 20 Friday Saturday Sunday

October 18 October 19 October 20

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, or to RSVP for the Gala Preview Opening, call Patty at 419.724.0401. Proceeds to benefit Jewish Family Service

The Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, through the generosity of Ruth and Ralph Delman, is proud to present some of the 92nd Street Y’s highly regarded lecture series, made available via live simulcast to Jewish institutions all over the world. This program, open to the entire Jewish community, is a cooperative effort of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, JFGT Department of Jewish Programs and Temple Shomer Emunim. Special thanks to Grand Lubell Photography. Please register to 419-724-0354 or Babysitting is available by request for all 92nd St Y™ programs.


TODAH RABAH Howard Rosenbaum for organizing honors for the High Holiday services Miriam Beckerman for planning and cooking the “Break the Fast” on Yom Kippur

MAZEL TOV Sanford & Sharon Stein on the birth of their granddaughter, Miri Hannah Stein. Chad & Alison Kripke and Bobby & Sharon Kripke on the birth of their son and grandson, Jonah Irvin. Stu & Jo-Jo Goldberg and Harriet Goldberg in honor of their son & grandson Josh Goldberg’s marriage to Amanda Bruell. Last month we neglected to congratulate


Many people have enjoyed the delicious Kiddush lunches following Shabbat services each week. There are a variety of costs and lots of work that is required to present a lunch each week for our congregants. In order to continue serving the wonderful weekly Kiddush lunches, it would be great to help offset the costs through sponsorship. There are different ways to sponsor a Kiddush lunch: Donate to the Kiddush/Hiddur fund Sponsor partially Sponsor with others Sponsor for a simcha Sponsor just because you enjoy our lunches…... Thank you to all who have sponsored and donated already. We look forward to continuing this special time the congregation has created and supported after participating in Shabbat services.

Cost to sponsor a simple Kiddush is $300.00. Please call the synagogue office, 419-517-8400

Eli Abramson, Nora Romanoff, Nancy & Gary Beren on the birth of their great granddaughter Mia Sydney

Or email

Hazzan Lichterman on his very special birthday

Classes with the Clergy


starting Monday, October 7, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trop - Torah and Haftorah chanting

Ellen Wilensky and her sons Harris & Dylan


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

JFS Food Bank is in need of personal hygiene items, baby food, and diapers. Please drop off your donations at the Sekach Building

Join Hazzan Ivor Lichterman for a discussion of Jewish current events Beginning October 2, 2013 B’nai Israel Library Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME No charge


OCTOBER YAHRZEITS October 1 – Tishrei 27..Ruth Lewis Berkowitz, Ida Botsch, Esther Radin, Abraham Stahl, Lucyle Zanville October 2 – Tishrei 28….. Joseph Hallem, Michael Rabb, Myron Schall, Hannah Shopneck, Meyer Stahl October 3 – Tishrei 29…..Sidney Goldberg, Kalman Gold, Abraham Goldman, Freda Kigel, Sylvia Remer, Elaine Yaffe October 4 – Tishrei 30….. Elaine Flaum, Esther Greenberg, Jacob Rayman October 5 – Cheshvan 1...Lester Bogart October 5 – Cheshvan 2….. Jacob Cohen, Harry Friberg, Miriam Guttman, Harry Kuperman, Esther Liebes, William Manoff, Morris Richter, Abraham Schwartz October 7 – Cheshvan 3….. Bessie Damrauer October 8 – Cheshvan 4….. Lawrence G. Bateman, Thelma Jacobs, Harold Kahn, Lillian Straus October 9 – Cheshvan 5…. Bertha Feldstein, Julius Steinberg, Gitta Ruttner Taub October 10 – Cheshvan 6….. Rose Borenstein, Ann Weinberg, Rose Williams October 11 – Cheshvan 7….. Sarah Lacker, Sol Schwartz, Leo Stober October 12 – Cheshvan 8….. Frank Fingerhut, Harold Kripke, Michael Lenenberg, Leo Loebelson, Charles Moses, Thelma Robbins October 13 – Cheshvan 9….. Sylvia Goldman, Ruth Hoffman, Goldie Munster, Frederick Rosenblum October 14 – Cheshvan 10….. Leon Frankel, Gussie Kezur October 15 – Cheshvan 11….. Morris Krawetz, Ben Miller, Isidor Odenheimer, Ella Rothman October 16 – Cheshvan 12….. Louis Joffa, Rose Kalniz, Lois Steinberg Kremer, Lena

Mitchell, Rose Palman, Mary Tilchen October 17 – Cheshvan 13….. Milton Karon, Donald Steinberg October 18 – Cheshvan 14….. Barney Friedman, Katie Sack, Florence Siegel, Louis Weinberg, Morris Winer October 19 – Cheshvan 15….. Bess Joffa, Meyer Teitelbaum October 20 – Cheshvan 16….. Dora Mindel October 21– Cheshvan 17….. Donald Berman, Lawrence Miller, Joseph Palman, Lewis Shapiro October 22 – Cheshvan 18….. Mary Handler, Samuel Katzman, Harry Krauss October 23– Cheshvan 19….. Rabbi Fishel Pearlmutter, Dora Sack October 24 – Cheshvan 20….. Margie Friedman, Miriam Lane, Phil Seligman, Esther Shapiro October 25 – Cheshvan 21….. Shlomo Don, Aaron Goldman, Helen Gordon, Morris Kimmel, Jennie Raeder, Jean Sack, Anna Zuckert October 26 – Cheshvan 22…..Hyman Cohen, Libby Getz, Morris Goldberg, Belle Michaels, Morris Miller October 27 – Cheshvan 23….. Albert Rosen October 28 – Cheshvan 24….. Nathaniel Jacobs, Rose Kaback, Hariette Leeper, Harry Lepold October 29 – Cheshvan 25….. Sidney Gordon, Lillian Moskowitz, Charlene Novick, Mary Perlman, Jay Shuer October 30 – Cheshvan 26….. Violet Forman, Joseph Guttman, George Lewis, Sollie Mann, Theodore Steinberg October 31– Cheshvan 27….. Harry Bloom,

Philip Burg, Helen Cohen, Michael Cohen, Doris Grossman, Israel Horowitz, Sydney Schwartzberg

KIDDUSH SPONSORS October 12 Jan Katz October 26 Andrea & Mark Richards In honor of Samuel’s Bar Mitzvah November 2 Cindy & Doug Robertson In honor of Quinn Murphy’s Bar Mitzvah

Special Birthdays Carolyn Zanville Jeff Lowden Camille Alloy Larry Kripke Sheila Post

Special Anniversaries 30 years Kevin & Faylayn Liber David & Lillian Perlman 25 years Sam & Kelly Zyndorf

15 years Andrew & Vicki Mahler

SIMCHA TREE “The Tree of Life” Leaves – 100.00 Donation Stones - $1000.00 Donation


The following leaf has recently been inscribed on our B’nai Israel Simcha Tree In honor of Lee and Gail Kwait’s 50th Anniversary

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 419-5178400 or email

with love, Chuck & Fran Weinblatt 11

10/08 10/10 10/17 10/20 10/25

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


Minyan Leader

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

Religious School Principal

Stephen Lamb Office Manager/Youth Director Rhoda Miller

Community Outreach Coordinator

Lou Steingroot Bookkeeper Fagie Benstein/Sharon Rappaport Co/Sisterhood Presidents David Zack Men’s Club President Sam Zack USY President EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Ron Wachsman 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, Meira Zucker


Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

PAID Sylvania, OH Permit No. 42

October 2013 Bulletin  

October 2013 Bulletin of Congregation B'nai Israel, Sylvania, OH

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