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November 2008 Cheshvan /Kislev 5869 Vol. 52, No. 3

Worship Schedule Friday, October 31 8:00 pm Erev Shabbat Worship Shabbat, November 1 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Worship in Rosen Foyer 7:00 p.m. Havdallah Program * Friday, November 7 7:30 p.m. First Friday Family Service Blessing of New Members Shabbat, November 8 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service in Rosen Foyer * Friday, November 14 8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Worship Marriage Blessing: Jolen Gedridge and Fred Sher Shabbat, November 15 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Worship in Rosen Foyer * Friday, November 21 8:00 a.m. Erev Shabbat Worship Installation of Cantor Darcie Sharlein Shir Chadash Choir Shabbat, November 22 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Worship in Rosen Foyer * Friday, November 28 8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Worship Shabbat, November 29 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Worship in Rosen Foyer

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President’s Rosh Hashanah Message In just three weeks we will complete the reading of the Torah cycle for this year. At the end of the cycle, we find ourselves not in the land of Israel but outside, still in the wilderness, still waiting to get in. The portion also ends with sadness since Moses is not allowed to enter the land despite his emotional plea to God. Instead he is led by God to a high mountain where he can look at the land he will not be allowed to enter. Despite the sadness he must feel, Moses calls Joshua and all of the people and urges them “Be strong and be bold.” For me, it has always been incredibly moving — when despite his probable anguish and maybe even envy, Moses does what is best for his community. The story ends with Moses’ death.

Dolores Galea

I’ve often wondered why our portion ends this way. Here we are finally about to arrive in the land of Israel – the goal of our very long journey. But we don’t reach it in this cycle and we don’t enter it – instead we return to the beginning; we return to Genesis. So that when we are with Moses, we can’t help but think ahead to Genesis and when we are in Genesis, we can’t help but think back to Moses. In other words, our endings aren’t real endings and our beginnings aren’t real beginnings but instead are pieces and portions of an endless journey. And maybe that is the point of all of it. To tell us that at all crucial moments, we must look back and we must look forward, ultimately realizing that the work goes on and the journey continues. I believe our congregation is at one of those moments in its history. One filled with hope but also trepidation as we consider not only what we have accomplished but also the work that lies ahead. It is a moment of looking forward and looking back. When we look back we see many successes in our 55 year history. In the past year alone we can feel pride in many things. The primary one, of course, was our success in hiring a full time Cantor – a second clergy person—for our synagogue. That was an important goal for our Temple and one we hoped to achieve since Cantor Rose’s retirement four years ago. Every time I think of that, I think of what Cantor Rose meant to us in his long career at Temple and (cont. on page 11)

Concluding Shabbat - A Havdallah Celebration Saturday, November 1 - 7:00 p.m. at Temple

Temple Emanu-El  Where You Belong! We are a family of families, keeping alive our cherished traditions by joyfully sharing Jewish learning, spiritual celebrations,  and a commitment to social justice.

Havdallah marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week. This beautiful and intimate service combines prayer, song, and the use of sweet-smelling spices, braided candles, and wine. Sisterhood, in partnership with the Community of Learners and the Religious Committee, invites members and friends to a casual, adults-only evening of music and camaraderie. Meet new friends and reconnect with old. No charge to attend. Bring an appetizer to share. RSVP by October 29th to the Temple office 248-967-4020 or online at www.emanuel-mich.org. Reminder: You and your family (or you and a group of friends and/or relatives) can be the proud sponsor of a Bulletin. Your sponsorship will be noted with a photo or recognition on page one or two and information about the occasion that led you to sponsor the bulletin (a special birthday, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah of a loved one, an anniversary, a desire to honor someone for a special service, etc.) Bulletin sponsorships are $500. Please call Susan Kirschner at (248) 967-4020 x 205 as soon as possible if you would like to reserve “your” issue for next year!


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In Memoriam

The Congregation welcomes the following new members who have joined our Temple family since publication of the October Bulletin

To Adam Klein and Jennifer Gavrin who were married October 5

Robyn Erb of Huntington Woods and her children Jules and Aidan.

To David Mannie Zweigel and Hebe Hartendorf who were married October 12

Jill Noll and Keith Kaye of Huntington Woods and their children Aden and Travis.

To Marc and Randie Kruman on the birth of their first grandchild, Matilda Grace Mountain, born to Sarah and Brett Mountain on September 20. To Rachel Sabbath (graduate of our Temple Emanu-El Choir) who will have the lead role of “Annie” in the Birmingham Community House production on November 1 and 2. To Michael Scrivener and Mary Ann Simmons on the birth of their grandson, Xavier York Zeller, born to Corey and Kay (Scrivener) Zeller.

y November 7/8 Lesley Appel *Herman Band *Ralph Benach *Jennie Berkower Stanley Chmura Rosetta Cohen *Dorothy Band Cooperman Tillye Dershowitz *Frances Driker *Albert Eisenberg Myer Elfond Charlotte Engelson *Harold N. Finney *Sarah Fisher Gertrude Freeman Samuel Galea Ellen Geffen Rebecca Goldberg *Lilly L. Goldfarb *Marilyn Price Gonte *Bernard Gordon *Sydney Gottesman Max Guyer *H. Barton Hamburger *Dr. Milton D. Isenberg *Samuel Jospey George Kayes

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November Birthdays - Temple Emanu-El Children

Welcome to Temple Emanu-El!

To Lora Weberman and David Vinande who were married September 27.

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Dan and Jannis Danzig of Birmingham and their daughters Hannah and Natalie. Todd and Amy Franklin of Huntington Woods and their children Lily and Chloe. We look forward to your involvement in services and at our many events and activities.

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*James Alan Goodman Michael Sheldon Gross *Benjamin Harris *Barbara Herman Leonard Horton Mildred Hutto Eli Kaplan *Morris Kaplan *Marshall Klaper Na’ama Kroch Rhoda Lachar Walter August Lage Helen Limond *Marilyn Sasan Matenky *Dorothy Modell A. Morris Nisenson *Dustin Alexander Nowinski *Fannie Potashnik *Elizabeth (Betty) Prady William Rattner *Sadie Sachs *Sandra L. Samuels Walter Schmier *Charles D. Schulman *Martin Spiegel Karen Stiefel *Donald Thal *Brenda Vinton *Simon Monroe Werner

Reggie Rosenthal Lily Gross Kevie Traute Reed Stocki Rebecca Feber Morgan Swimmer Carly Bornstein Jacob Herskovitz 16 Talia Helfrick Sarah Milner 18 Sydney Newman

Michael and Amy Haenick of Huntington Woods and their children Ellie and Evan.

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z November 21/22 Evelyn Brook *Harry Colburn Anna Cooper Sylvia Cooperman Hyman Ida Ettenson *Dr. Paul Feldman *Shirley S. Friedman Edward Girson *Samuel Goldberg Philli*Goldstein Abe Gordon *Ethel Green *Mae J. Grossman Sheryl Kahn Fanny Katzman Gloria Kelter *Mary Frances Klein George J. Kollenberg *Jean Ann Layne *Eva Lerman Fanny Levin *Mabel Levy *Nathan Lurie *Pauline Mandell *Sidney B. Mann Jules Meklir Anne Menken

Owen Pittman 19 Sophie Hart 20 Demarcalin Sylvestre 21 Samantha Glazer Sydney Glazer Roqhaelle Parr-Besemer 22 Lauren Harwood Simon Kaufmann 23 Tatiana Cripps Kailey Egrin

Mallory Gonte Jessica Gross 24 Jonah Sklar Jared Unatin 25 Sarah Thomas 26 Michael Lyons Ryan Tikey 28 Noah Cooper Maya Schreiber Matthew Segall 29 David Leibowitz

November Anniversaries!

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Marshall & Karen Weingarden Kenneth & Harriet Rich Alan & Joyce Kaczander Matthew & Sharon Abramsky Brian & Julie Unatin 18 Howard & Ruth Sherman 19 Lowell & Mary Plotkin

20 Arthur & Claire Kretchmer Harold & Kelly Ann Onickel 21 John & Ilene Monkman 23 Franklin & Lois Greenberg Robert & Joan Rosen 25 Alan & Mara Rosenthal 27 Daniel & Elayne Steinhardt 28 Stuart & Barbara Trager

Memorial Book Correction: Ms. Lola Lane’s name was spelled incorrectly in the Memorial Book. Our sincere apology for this oversight.

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*Saul Modell *Betty Nedelman *Fannie Newhous Murray Novick *Daniel Patt David Jeremy Patt *Dr. Bernard Plotkin Max Reder *Aaron Rosenbaum *Abbie Rothnagel *Irving Sacks Bluma Schwarzberg Edith Seckel Ann Seydel Grace Shapiro *David M. Sidder Jan Sidorski Sam Silberman *Louis Sorkin Bertha Cole Stillman Dora Stolzenberg *Ethel Bocolor Tushman *Samuel Tushman *Julian Unger *Louis Weinstein *Erwin R. Wile Mildred Wise *David H. Zeff *Anna Zelickson

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November 28/29 George Ascher Mary Bieman Samuel H. Birnkrant *Edith Bloomgarden Bernard Fowler Lena Friedman *Celia Glinter *Joseph Goodman *Alexander Gothelf Samuel Grundfest Tessie Horowitz Elsie Jacobs Marjorie Jacobs Richard Kahn *Max Kalik

Rose Klaper Sender Klaper Leonard Kosoglad Samuel Kosoglad *Abraham Krosnick *Bernard Meyers Geri Oliva Anna Rosen Nathan Sahn *Anna Smith Edward Sorkin Sol Sorkin *Ben Sucher Joseph Steingold *Helen Swidler Alfred Weiner

*A light will be lit on our Memorial Board. If you wish to memorialize your loved ones in a special way, consider purchasing a memorial plaque to be displayed in our Anne Jospey Sanctuary. Each year, on the anniversary of their death, it will be lit as a remembrance. Contact the Temple office at 248-9674020 to make arrangements for this eternal memory of your loved one.


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I write this message between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a few days before our son Adam and Jennifer will be married. To say that this has been a busy Holiday season for our Temple and for my family is something of an understatement. But as hectic and rushed as these days were, there was a wonderful calm in the Temple Rabbi Joseph P. Klein as everyone “took care of business”, and everything fell nicely into place. Susan Kirschner and her office staff worked tirelessly to organize mailings and make last minute changes to meet member needs. Charles Criss and our maintenance staff went out of their way to insure that the building was ready and all was in working order. I was not at all surprised at how beautifully Cantor Sharlein led our worship, or how clear and strong were our Adult and Youth Choirs. We have certainly entered a new era of Temple Emanu-El musical leadership, and I could not be happier or more pleased. And we owe much thanks and appreciation to so many volunteers who did so much (both outside and in the building) these last several weeks. Tina Bonner and her Garden Chavurah, with the special effort of Jim Greenwood, brought beauty to our grounds, and they continue to work hard on maintaining our outside presence. Bob and Barb Levitt organized our ushers for the Holidays, and not only assisted our members, but managed to move everyone smoothly. And to all of you who went out of your way to congratulate Barb and me on Adam and Jennifer’s wedding, who were with us at their Marriage Blessing on Friday night, and who welcomed them both so warmly—please know that Barb and I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and well wishes. It is wonderful for us to be part of such a caring congregation. As I think back on 33 years of leading Holidays services as a synagogue rabbi, there never was a season more filled with preparations and celebrations, more worrisome as it approached or more wonderful as it unfolded. I am most fortunate to be the Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El, working with these professional colleagues and serving such a warm congregation. It will be a good year for all of us, it has gotten off to a great start.

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Lamdeini, Elohai… Teach me, O God, a blessing, a prayer on the mystery of a withered leaf, on ripened fruit so fair, on the freedom to see, to sense, to breathe, to know, to hope, to despair. Teach my lips a blessing, a hymn of praise, as each morning and night You renew Your days, lest my day today be as the one before; lest routine set my ways.

Cantor Darcie N. Sharlein

These words written by Leah Goldberg and translated by Pnina Peli are among those included in Mishkan T’filah, the new prayerbook we eagerly anticipate bringing into our sanctuary. Welcoming a new siddur encourages us to take a closer look at worship and the words we pray. Over the coming months I will explore these topics in my bulletin column. Lamdeini feels like the perfect place to begin. In general, Mishkan T’filah pairs each prayer (found on the right-hand side of a two-page spread) with one or more interpretive readings (found on the left-hand side). Lamdeini is a left-hand companion to the Chatzi Kaddish, which is a prayer of praise to God. Lamdeini includes that same theme, but whereas the Chatzi Kaddish uses language that is exalted and sure, Lamdeini is more introspective, asking for the ability to recite such words of praise. Certainly in our own lives there are moments when, as in the Chatzi Kaddish, prayer and praise flow easily and confidently, and others when, as in Lamdeini, we need a little help finding and connecting to them. Functionally, the Chatzi Kaddish reflects a moment of “in-between” in a service. It serves as a divider; whenever you encounter it in the siddur, you can be confident that one section of prayer has just come to a close and another is about to begin. And at this moment in our calendar, we are also in an “in-between” moment, one that Lamdeini speaks to aptly. We are, for most of November, in the month of Cheshvan. We have left Tishre; Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, days of renewal for ourselves and the world, and Sukkot, during which we celebrated harvest and ripened fruit, are behind us. Chanukkah won’t come until the end of next month, Kislev. Meanwhile, the leaves have turned and withered. We are in between holidays and seasons. Nothing out of the ordinary (like the birthday of the world, or a celebration of freedom in the face of oppressors) is here to remind us to speak words of blessing and praise. Yet Lamdeini teaches us that our most ordinary moments and days are filled with opportunities for blessing and praise, if only we see and sense those chances. And, if we need a little help finding those moments or formulating the words, the prayers and poetry found in our siddur can always help us along the way.

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Sasson Shaya Library Check It Out In The Temple Library... Adult Non-Fiction Yiddishlands by David G. Roskies A rich sweeping memoir, Yiddishlands demonstrates that Yiddish culture is spread out among many different people and geographic areas and transmitted through story, song, study, and the family. Roskies leads readers through Yiddishlands old and new by revisiting his personal and professional experiences and retelling his remarkable family saga in a series of interwoven stories. Last Days in Babylon: the exile of Iraq’s Jews, the story of My Family, by Marina Benjamin Growing up in London, Marina Benjamin was profoundly disconnected from her Iraqi past. She spoke no Arabic, she rejected Iraqi-Jewish culture, and she scoffed at her family’s backward-looking ways. But when she had her own child, she discovered that her heritage was more important than she had realized.

Storybooks A is for Abraham: a Jewish Family Alphabet by Richard Michelson For the Love of Autumn by Patricia Polocco

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Celebrate Jewish Book Month Two Ways to Support the Temple Library Book Beat Days run for the entire month of November in conjunction with the national celebration of Jewish Book Month. Bring your holiday shopping list or personal book wish-list to Book Beat in Oak Park. Mention Temple EmanuEl when making your purchase and they will credit 20% of the total dollar amount sold to benefit the Sasson Shaya Library. Funds raised during Book Beat Days are used throughout the year to purchase books, periodicals and CDs for all ages. Help us keep our collection current and find some wonderful gifts for family, friends or even your child’s teacher. Book Beat is open 7-days a week for your shopping convenience. In addition to your Book Beat Days support, many of our teachers have expressed interest in being rememLincoln Shopping Center bered with a book donation to the Greenfield Road, Oak Park Sasson Shaya Library. This is a 248-968-1190 splendid way to support our Temple and honor our children’s dedicated educators. Buy a book or a gift certificate and we’ll install a personalized book plate. Please contact Rhonda White: 248-967-4023 for details.

SEFER STARS 2008-09 is here!!

November 1 – January 31

November is Jewish Book Month. As we do every year in conjunction with this event, the Sasson Shaya Library sponsors the “Sefer Stars Reading Program” for our students. Your children will receive the Sefer Stars card and program directions on the first Sunday in November. The guidelines for this program are: the books MUST be by a Jewish author or have Jewish content. K - 3 students read 3 books, fill out the 1st card (parents sign the card to confirm the students read the books) and turn it in to the librarian (they will have opportunities for this during Sunday school) and then they will receive a prize from the Treasure Chest and a 2nd card. They must read three more books, complete that card and turn it in to the librarian and they will receive their own new book to keep! 4th – 7th grades read two books at your level (chapter books) turn in the card and receive your own new book. Students do not have to select books from our library, but our books do meet the guidelines – they are by a Jewish author or have Jewish content. Please encourage your children to take part in this program. Rhonda White, Librarian -4-

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Holiday Thanks

Emes Update On Sunday, November 9, Robin Beck will entertain us with singing. She likes to engage her audience in answering questions as well as singing along. We should have a pleasant interlude after our lunch. Lunch is at 12:30 and the program at 1:00. Lunch for Emes members is $5.00 and guests $7.00. Please call 249-9674252, ext. 604 to let us know you are coming so we can prepare for you. Guests are always welcome. Lil Fox, EMES Pres.

Rabbi Klein’s Fall Book Review Sunday, November 23 @ 9:15 a.m. in the Patricia Modell Youth Room

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East by Martin Sieff The Middle East: a region that’s almost never off the front pages, yet one most Americans know little about. The mainstream media and Ivy League academics only make matters worse by casting everything in the usual politically correct mold: Arab terrorists are just desperate freedom fighters, and the region’s one free democracy--Israel--is the oppressor, not least because of its alliance with America. And if Islamic extremism is a problem, the establishment tells us, it’s only because it’s rooted in that source of all evils: religion. A different strain of political correctness has seeped into some minds on the right--most notably the Bush administration, which, so ready to buy into the egalitarian myths we are all taught, believed that Western-style democracy could flourish anywhere. Now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Middle East, veteran Middle East correspondent Martin Sieff puts the lie to all these myths and clichés, giving you everything you need to know about the region to understand its past, its present, and its possible future. A continental breakfast will be served. If you wish to purchase a copy of the book, please contact Rabbi Klein. Cost is $18.

Much gratitude to our members whose volunteer efforts enabled us to put on our best face at the High Holidays. There are so many people we rely upon to do all sorts of tasks necessary before you step into the building (where you will encounter even more volunteers to greet you and then to be your usher!) Here, in no particular order, are some of our angels who make our building and grounds ready and safe for High Holiday services: Religious Vice President Pat Chomet, who works on issues from child care to security to arranging for the greeters who welcome you at the doors--in addition to the responsibilities she has for the more spiritual aspects of the holidays and singing in the choir! OUTSIDE LANDSCAPING: The garden volunteers led by Tina Bonner and Jim Greenwood with weeding assistance from Meagan Bonner. Mary Gilhuly and Steve Klaper of The Write Stuff handle our printing and give our BOOK of OPPORTUNITY & so much more a beautiful and unique “look.” Yom Kippur Food Drive

For organizing the annual Yom Kippur Food Drive to Laura Kohn and all who helped her (look for those names in the December bulletin). It is not too late to drop off a bag of food for the hungry! Behind The Scenes

Judy Greenwald worked all summer on the water main replacement and the parking lot. As always, Lou Levin volunteers his services, knowledge, and expertise to coordinate security. And the City of Oak Park lends us stop signs and keeps our security in mind. Our Staff and Maintenance Crew

Faye Damraur, Abby Goldfaden, Pat Mardigian, Rhonda White in the office and Charles Criss, Slava Frasinich and Anatoly Paransky, William Sands and Mildred Burns roll up their sleeves and put on their thinking caps and find inner powers that allow them to accomplish all the extra work necessary at this time of year. Our Vendors For Special High Holiday Needs

Comcast (and our special hero Sean McKenna, who provides walkie talkies), Rental World (and our special heroine Elaine, who provides chairs), Rose of Sharon (and our special heroine Sharon Rome, who provides Bima flowers and our special hero Robert Howard, our indomitable 80+ year old retired maintenance worker with the greenest of thumbs, who comes back to make the flowers and greenery look so lovely.); Johnson Controls (and our special hero Ken, who watches out for heat/a.c.); Gallagher Security; DeafCAN (sign language interpreters for our 7 p.m. services); and Cilex (and our special hero Michael Schuratytz, who watches our for our computer system)

This event is sponsored by the Temple Emanu-El Library Advisory Committee. Temple Emanu-El: Where You Belong • 248-967-4020

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New Member!

Share Shabbat Dinner

Friday, Nov. 7 - 6:15 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly shabbat dinner before First Friday Family Service in November. Challah, candles and grape juice, a simple shabbat dinner with dessert and a fun, Shabbat craft activity for all ages. Youth Choir members get to eat first! will at New members d e m lco be we ervices! S 7:30 pm

Cost: $10 for adults $7.50 for children (4-12) (ages 3 & under free). Followed by Family Service at 7:30 which will include a new member family blessing. Please RSVP to the Temple Office by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 (see page 15) or call 248-967-4020.

Something for Everyone at the NELC/Detroit Federation Biennial Re-Union Nov. 13-16, 2008 in Grand Rapids, MI People will come from near and far to raise their voice in song, in prayer, in learning and celebration as we gather for the Northeast Lakes Council/Detroit Federation Regional Biennial Re-Union Nov. 13-16, 2008 in Grand Rapids, MI. Make plans now to hit the road for Grand Rapids and bring the whole family. There is something for people of every age at this Biennial Re-Union whether you are an adult member of the congregation who is interested in learning with some of the Movement’s foremost leaders and scholars; a high-school-age student who wants to participate in a NFTY bi-Regional event or a parent or grandparent of younger children who is interested in the Mishpachapalooza Family Program for parents and children ages three through middle school. This Biennial Re-Union offers networking opportunities, topical workshops and entertainment by two of Jewish rock’s top artists. Dan Nichols headlines Saturday evening’s entertainment which includes a family-friendly performance especially for Mishpachapalooza registrants as well as a concert for traditional Biennial delegates and NFTYites! On Friday evening, Josh Nelson of the Josh Nelson Project will provide some late-night entertainment and on Thursday evening, he will feature a Grand Rapids community thank you encore performance of “Esther – the Musical.” Throughout the four days, delegates will explore holistic approaches to synagogue management, ways to develop and nurture generational leadership and membership, and consider whether or not congregational operations reflect a congregation’s core values. There will be time for Torah Lishmah – study for the sake of study, affinity group sessions and a best-practice plenary as well as a Mitzvah Mall and other Biennial Re-Union enhancements that have been incorporated at the suggestion of lay leaders from throughout the region. As details become available, they are updated at www.urj.org/nelc or call the NELC office, 888.282.6352 toll-free. -6-

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Special Needs and Jewish Education Judaism has always shown concern for learners of diverse abilities and backgrounds. A great example is the Passover Seder’s four children, whose different capacities for understanding the Exodus story we are required to take into account. This is quite a progressive notion considering the Haggadah was written 2000 years before the invention of the terms “special ed” or “special needs.” Some of our greatest sages, including Rabbi Akiva, Hillel and Resh Lakish, did not find their path to meaningful education until long past childhood. One of the concerns near and dear to my heart is the educational experience of those students we currently call “special needs.” Some of my formative experiences as a teacher were the several years I spent as an assistant special education teacher and as a counselor and tutor for “emotionally disturbed” children. I was drawn to the field because I grew up with a brother who was a “special-ed” success story. After years of extremely hard work and struggle, he made it to college, a feat that early in his life they said he’d never accomplish. My brother overcame many challenges, but perhaps the greatest of these was the burden of the label itself and what it did to his self-esteem. At a recent meeting of Jewish educators I heard someone say something I found inspiring: “Aren’t we all special needs? Isn’t all Jewish teaching ‘special needs’ teaching?” If we truly look at each learner with care and concern as an individual and if we take Pirkei Avot seriously: “Who is wise? He who learns from everyone,” then it should be. “Special needs” in the context of Jewish education has come a very long way in the last five to ten years. In our MetroDetroit community, we are fortunate to be able to partici-

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pate in the Opening the Doors Special Education Partnership Program with the Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education, designed to meet the special learning needs of the students in our religious school. As a partnership school, Education Director we receive educational support services Geoff Berdy and professional opportunities from the Alliance, and funds allocated from the Jewish Federation. These funds allow us to hire tutors who help any student who requires a little extra assistance, and no one needs to be labeled or categorized to receive assistance. We are also very fortunate to have a significant number of teachers with professional “special needs” backgrounds, and our wonderful teen madrichim help provide the individualized attention intended to make every student at home in the classroom. This month, the Alliance’s Opening the Doors Program provides a special opportunity for teachers, parents and concerned community members to benefit from a true leader in the ‘special needs field’. Dr. Ross Greene is the author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School. I attended a conference with Dr. Greene some years ago and found it both informative and moving. Dr. Greene will be the featured speaker of the 14th Annual Anita Naftaly Family Circle Conference, to be held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek on November 16th at 1:00 p.m. For more information about this event, or if you have concerns about meeting your child’s needs in the context of Jewish education, please call me for a confidential conversation at 967-4023.

TEMPLE EMANU-EL’S FIBER CIRCLE The Fiber Circle is for Temple Emanu-El adults and was created to meet the warming needs of Metro Detroiters during the cold winter months. If you have knitting, crocheting, or sewing talents, we’d love you to join us. There are no minutes, officers, or agendas. The group pools their time and talents to help others. We are strictly a working volunteer group. If you don’t know how to knit, crochet or sew, we will gladly teach you when we meet. Currently, we are knitting/ crocheting scarves, hats, mittens, and gloves, and 12” x 12” squares to assemble into blankets. We are also accepting 1-1/2 yard pieces of polar fleece for blankets. Temple Emanu-El: Where You Belong

Things we would gladly take as donations: • Worsted weight acrylic yarn • 1-1/2 yard pieces of polar fleece for blankets • Handmade hats, scarves, mittens, gloves • Store bought hat, scarves, mittens, gloves These items will be for homeless men, women, and children who reside in Detroit shelters. We will start delivering warming items in October when the weather gets nippy and continue throughout the winter months. If you are interested in joining our group or provide a donation contact: Jolen Gedridge at 734-953-2925 or jolen@ earthlink.net.

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Bequests & Planned Gifts Temple Emanu-El gratefully acknowledges legacy bequests received from Rose Schwartz z”l, and from the Estate of Daniel Beeghly z”l. This month we would like to highlight Rose L. Schwartz z”l (Aug. 31, 1912 – May 14, 2008), the donor of a generous bequest received in October. Many members recall Rose’s quiet and supportive presence at various events and as a Sisterhood and EMES member. Founding member and past president Bea Sacks is one of them, and when she learned of the bequest, she immediately wrote how touched she was that Rose remembered the Temple. Rose’s daughter, Carole Olefsky, who lives in the Hartford, Connecticut area, has given us some wonderful information about her mom.

Susan J. Kirschner

Rose Lillian Schwartz (Coopersmith) was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1912 and lived in the Detroit area her entire life. She and her husband, Nathan, were among the founding members of Temple Emanu-El. Their children, Janet (deceased) and Carole, were confirmed here and Janet was married here. Rose and Nate had their own furniture business (Schwartz Furniture) in Oak Park. Nate was an upholsterer and, during the time that Milton Rosenbaum was Rabbi, he re-upholstered the inside of the Ark. Rose was an active member of the Sisterhood and of EMES and, at age 95, attended the first Temple celebration of members who were over 90 years old. Carole shared this one of her memories of Temple Emanu-El: When Rose was in her late 80s, she was headed for a function at the Temple. Her car was hit by another car and her airbag deployed and hit her in the face. She said that her first thought was that it took her an hour to get dressed and she didn’t even get to go. Temple Emanu-El is honored to have been remembered by Mrs. Schwartz.

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The 2008 Election What Happened and Why? Where Do We Go From Here? Sunday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Jack Lessenberry, longtime liberal columnist and radio commentator will return to Temple EmanuEl to engage in dialogue with our audience. Jack Lessenberry

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The December Dilemma Sunday, December 14 - 9:30 a.m.

The proximity of Hanukkah and Christmas presents challenges for many families - provoking many different responses. Some elevate Hanukkah’s importance to provide a counterbalance to Christmas, while others de-emphasize the Jewish festival to prevent it from becoming “the Jewish Christmas.” Join us for a lively and very personal exploration of the December Dilemma and how it affects families in our community. Look for more information in the December Bulletin or go to www.emanuel-mich.org. This event is open to the community. Bagels and coffee will be served.

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Temple Sisterhood is seeking exhibitors for its

Temple Emanu-El’s New Charitable Gift Annuities Program

annual Chanukah Bazaar

Have Interest in Giving

Sunday, December 7 – 9:00 a.m. Temple members or ECC families who are artisans/crafters and wish to rent table space should contact Wendy: wbakst@comcast.net. Table rental is $40. (No percentage of sales will be taken. Whatever you sell you keep!) There will also be a dedicated children’s boutique where kids can shop for their families at very reasonable price points. Shoppers: Look for more details to come! Exhibitors: Reserve your space soon!

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS $20 EACH For information, please contact Temple Office 248-967-4020

Temple Emanu-El has been a vital part of you, your family and your Jewish community for the past 55 years. Temple Emanu-El now has a Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) Samp program where you can make a donation Gift le Charitable Annuity R ates to help Temple Emanu-El into the future. Age Rate A charitable gift annuity is a combination 60 5.5% of a donation to Temple and an annu65 5.7% ity. A one time donation is all it takes to 70 6.1% 75 establish a charitable gift annuity and 6.7% 80 is a great way to help yourself and help 7.6% 85 8.9% Temple Emanu-El at the same time. Once the CGA is established, you receive: 1) a fixed stream of income for your lifetime; 2) an attractive and guaranteed lifetime rate of return; 3) a federal income tax charitable deduction for a portion of your donation; 4) partially tax free income for your life expectancy; and 5) of course, the mitzvah of investing in the future of Temple Emanu-El If this has piqued your interest, please call Susan Kirschner at 248-967-4020 or email her at execdir@emanuel-mich.org. We can immediately provide a brochure and/or specific worksheet customized for you whether the amount of your charitable gift annuity is $10,000, $50,000 or more. Our charitable gift annuity program is administered by Comerica.

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Proceeds benefit WRJ/Sisterhood

Temple Emanu-el 5th Annual

Wine Tasting Event

Weekly Event Reminders Congregants with email may receive Rabbi Klein’s “Monday Mailing” email which includes a two-week listing of congregational events, as well as special announcements. Members who do not receive email may read his Monday Mailing at the temple (posted on his office door) or call Rabbi Klein (248-9674252, ext. 207) and request phone-reminders from the Membership Committee for social action, adult education, worship or social programs.

Temple Emanu-El: Where You Belong

Sat., Feb. 7, 2009. Look for upcoming news in the December and January Bulletins.

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CAB Drive - Can and Bottle Days Sunday, Dec. 7 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon to benefit

HOSPICE MATLOSANA, Klerksdorp, South Africa

ST. MARK PANTRY FOOD COLLECTION Watch your mail for a letter regarding our food collection for St. Mark’s Food Pantry in Warren. Last year Temple members of all ages collected, sorted and packed food for hundreds of hungry families - very close to home. Our contact at St. Mark’s tells us that conditions are worsening for the working poor, underemployed, elderly and young families whom they serve and that the most basic necessities are desperately needed.

Social Action Collects Candy for the Troops Chanukah is fast approaching, and so is our traditional Candy for the Troops remembrance. It’s not too late to place your order ASAP for the number of boxes ($10.00 per box) you wish to send to those servicemen and women who are on high alert and cannot be at home with their loved ones. Call or email Bea Sacks: 248-398-3737 or Bea48070@aol.com. Thanks.

Through Chicago-based Yad L’Yad (Hand To Hand), we are in our second year of helping sustain the community of 170 Jews in Brovary, Ukraine, by raising money for their Jewish center’s rent and sending them wish list items. To stay in touch, we regularly telephone Brovary with the help of a translator from Yad L’Yad. We are not sure what to say to them. This year, not much has come in. By this time last year, we had enough money ($400) to pay for a month of rent in their Jewish gathering place and a large amount of medicine (ibuprofin, acetaminophen, aspirin, vitamins, prilosec, and glucometer strips). Their cost of living in the Ukraine has risen 100%. We need to call and wish them a Happy New Year. What else should we say? Your donations are always welcome at the Temple office. Checks can be made out to Temple Emanu-El’s Social Action Committee, designated for Brovary. Wish-list items can also be dropped off in the Temple office. Many thanks Laura and Marty Kohn, for the Bea Sacks Social Action Committee (248) 399-5914

Jewish Education for Families:

Judaic Crafts Mezuzah Project Nov. 9 9:00-11:30 am Parents of Religious School Students in grades 4-7 are invited to join us for a special morning of programming. The focus will be on working together with your kids to make mezuzot for your family and to be given to immigrant families as a token of welcome. We will meet a professional sofer (scribe) and try our own hand at calligraphy (no knowledge of Hebrew required). We will learn about the magic of the Hebrew alphabet and peak inside a Torah scroll to unravel some of its secrets. We’ll even take a few minutes to do a type of yoga inspired by the shape of the Hebrew letters. All parents of religious school students in grades 4-7 are invited and encouraged to attend.

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President’s Rosh Hashanah Message (cont. from page 1)

I look forward in warm anticipation to what Cantor Sharlein will mean to us and really already means to us. Hiring Cantor Sharlein truly honored the love we felt for Cantor Rose. In the four months since she began her career with us, she has already become an important part of our community – leading us in song, training our students, sharing the work with Rabbi Klein and reaching out to our members with her warm and kind personality. Although it was completely unexpected, we were also lucky enough to hire an incredible new Education Director. Geoff Berdy is beginning to put his own creative touches on our education programs. Stop in and talk to him and share your views with him. You’ll find he is smart, funny and talented. I know it is a conversation that he will welcome and you will enjoy. Other goals were completed – we launched a great new website, installed our Lech Lecha donor wall, and completed some long needed work to our building and grounds These are all important accomplishments – and were badly needed. Our infrastructure must be sound if we are to move forward. Our building and our grounds are the places we celebrate and we mourn. Continuing to improve these, and we have plans to do so, will be key as we move ahead into the next few years. But what it all really comes down to is the strength of our community and whether we believe our community is worth these efforts. We have to decide -- are we just a gathering of people or are we a true community with shared values and shared purposes. I believe in our community – especially in its importance as the only Reform synagogue in our immediate geographic area. But in Judaism belief is not enough -- what is important is what we do, particularly what we do together. This is not a religion to practice all by yourself. It is a religion of belonging and shared action. When we finish a book of the torah, it is traditional for the congregation to respond “Chazak, Chazak, v’nitchazek”. “Be strong - Be strong - we will be strong.” So we say it twice in the singular and then we end in the plural. Rabbi Klein taught us in Torah study that we end in the plural “we will be strong” after the repeat in the singular to help us realize that only together can we achieve true strength. I know we have a good synagogue. Because of the hard work and support of so many of you, we are stronger this year than we were last year. Thank you – the work you’ve done and the support you’ve given us has made a difference. And with all you’ve already given, I am still asking for more because I truly believe that with shared vision and shared purpose we can be a great synagogue. Temple Emanu-El: Where You Belong

We have an incredible team of professionals, clergy and nonclergy, in place at Temple Emanu-El. Their skills support and complement each other so well and in ways that have been quite unexpected. Their collective spirit and talent will guide us in strengthening and improving our congregation during the coming year. But they cannot do this alone. I think we all know what we want –we want to belong; we want to celebrate together and we want to reach out to those in need and we want others to reach out to us. Caring for each other and for the stranger really is our responsibility and our destiny – a destiny we pursue through acts of social justice and also through personal acts of caring. When we worship together, whether we are here for a yartzeit, a special service, a holiday, or every week, we want to feel the blessings of our lives; we want to connect with each other and consider not only what our priorities are but also what we want them to be. We also want our children, our teachers, our parents, and ourselves to be excited by Jewish study and learning and, of course we want our children to continue to lead Jewish lives. Sometimes we have done these well – but I also know there have been times that we have disappointed you, made mistakes even hurt each other. Yet here we are – at what I believe could be our moment because we have everything we need to be a great synagogue. We won’t always agree but I still hope we can have constructive conversations and that these conversations will lead to bold actions so that together we can continue to improve our synagogue. We know what we can be and what we can accomplish, not only for own synagogue but for the wider community. One rabbinic commentator said that each individual possesses something unique, something unknown to others, to contribute to his or her community. So even when a lonely person joins the synagogue, that person’s voice and experience add new dimension to the community’s awareness and understanding. Each of you here today is important – your presence and membership increase our strength and viability as a community. These are insecure times but our connections and relationships with each other can make us stronger. So I hope at the beginning of this New Year, we will all take the time to look to the past with understanding, remembering those we have lost with sadness but also remembering what they gave us, learning from our mistakes and looking to the future with hope and a shared vision as we act to transform our community. Although our work is not complete, together we will be strengthened. My daughter Jordan and I wish you Shana Tova.

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Small Talk Fall is in the air and in all our classrooms. The children have been enjoying the changing colors of the leaves and admiring Mother Nature’s work. As part of their unit on fall and forest animals, some of our pre-k classes planned a trip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science to learn about Bats. The program includes a discussion on various ecosystems, conservation isEileen Brand sues and habitat preservation. Cranbrook does an outstanding job in presenting this program for pre-kindergarten children. The Ocean Room planned a trip to Kensington Metro Park to explore the nature trails and visit the petting farm.

Young Family Chavurah presents:

Fam Jam – A Musical Adventure and Potluck Lunch Nov. 23 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Calling all families with kids tot-age through third grade and musicians of every type and ability! Please join us for a friendly “jam session” where everyone will play an instrument or sing or both. Bring instruments from home or pick up one we provide, including drums, tambourines, kazoos and others. We’ll play an array of simple tunes including Jewish & Israeli, folk, children’s songs, lullabies and more. Participants are encouraged to bring either a dish and/or instruments. Musicians of all ages are encouraged to attend even if you don’t have kids in this age range. Advance copies of most of the music we will play is available through the education center. Feel free to suggest particular songs. Please RSVP to 248-967-4023.

News from Temple Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Community Thanksgiving is one of our favorite November themes as children learn about Native Americans, pilgrims and traditions of the holiday. While some classes recreate the Mayflower, others will be busy with corn prints, turkey decorations, and cornucopias. Of course there will be an emphasis on what we are thankful for and how we should show our appreciation and help others. We will culminate this unit with our own class feasts and school sing-along. All of us who are part of the Early Childhood Community are proud of the nurturing care we provide to every child. We continue our developmentally appropriate curriculum rich in the values of Jewish traditions. Beginning with our youngest children we teach mitzvot and tzedakah. Our inter-generational partnership with the residents of the Fleishman apartments gives our pre-k students the opportunity to share holidays with senior citizens. Most recently the Butterfly and Rainbow classes made Sukkot decorations and shared a snack with the residents. Throughout the year we will continue this program. A recent article by psychologist Robi Ludwig speaks to the issue of handling a spoiled child. Parents do not intentionally try to raise a spoiled child, but achieving this goal requires skill and endurance. Ludwig goes on to say that parents become anxious when they feel they are disappointing their child. The good news is “helping children learn how to tolerate frustration helps them to build their inner sense of resourcefulness and determination. It also prepares them for the real world. Ultimately, setting reasonable and consistent limits will help turn your lovable wonder into the responsible and social person they were really always meant to be. Parents need to say no, set limits, prepare for a fight, avoid temptation when possible, and make children work for what they want. Giving children chores helps them develop a sense of responsibility.” Our Infant Room children bring smiles to our faces. They seem to be growing by leaps and bounds. We are fortunate to have such a gifted staff working with them. We enjoy the children being part of our Friday morning Shabbat services and sing-a-long. Their faces show how much they enjoy the music of Rabbi Klein and Cantor Sharlein. Children are never too young to share in our Jewish traditions. Children are a blessing. At this Thanksgiving season give your child an extra hug and kiss. On behalf of the staff of the Early Childhood Community HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Eileen Brand, Director, Early Childhood Community

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Our heartfelt gratitude to each of our contributors. Your generosity is helping our Congregation to grow and prosper. Thank You! BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE In Memory of: Shifra Asarch Sanford Rosenberg Harry Maltz Shirley Klein

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Honor of:

Mitchell Hart, Bar Mitzvah David & Jill Hart and Family

FUND FOR LIFE In Memory of Stanley Kirschner Renee Eisenberg

GENERAL GIFTS FUND In Memory of: Esther Rudner Stephen & Sharon Dillon Bernard Finkelstein Stanley Finkelstein Mary Steffin Arnie, Suzanne, & Jason Portner Nessim Ettedgui Rena Ettedgui Simon Ettedgui Henri & Eva Ettedgui Jan Adler-Jacobs Aviva Panush & Mitch Silverman Dorothy Bluestein Faye & Lou Damraur Rose Krosnick Mort Krosnick

In Honor of:

Shirley & Joe Broder 60th anniversary Lloyd Strausz & Renee Eisenberg Rachel Krasnick Bat Mitzvah Marc & Wendy Bakst 20th Anniversary Mitchell Hart Bar Mitzvah Ronald & Cheryl Stern & family Marshall Weingarden 65th birthday Renee & Lloyd

LECH LECHA OPERATING ENDOWMENT In Memory of: William Hassard Marc & Randie Kruman Sarah Laker Jolie, Martin, & Simon Kaufmann

MISHKAN T’FILAH In Memory of:

Joseph S. Katz David Marcus Katz Fern Katz Rabbi Milton Rosenbaum Norman & Shirley Dickman Leah, Daniel, Rebecca & Chelsea Rosenbaum

Stanley Kirschner Family of Stanley Kirschner Dustin Nowinski Florence & Louis Citarel Bertha Strausz Myra & Jean Solomon Lloyd Strausz Martin Permut Marla Permut Steven & Linda Permut Edward & Ann Sorkin Scott Nathan Davis Mike, Cheryl, Missy & Jeff Davis Ruth & Robert Curtis Norma & Izzy Liebowitz Kim & Glenn Liebowitz Sol & Peppy Wolf Renee Eisenberg

In Honor of:

Sydney Oliva Bat Mitzvah Fern Katz Thelma Roenbaum Leah, Daniel, Rebecca & Chelsea Rosenbaum Rebecca & Chelsea Rosenbaum Leah & Daniel Rosenbaum Charlie, Caleb & Rebecca Driker-Ohren Perry & Elissa Driker-Ohren Mary Ann Milczuk, conversion Shirley & Bernie Malamud Larry, Laurel & Marshall Eisenberg Renee Eisenberg Linda & Dennis Kayes Carol Rosenfeld Our Children Eugene & Tina Bonner

MUSIC FUND In Honor of: Lynn Cooper Driker-Ohren Family

PRAYER BOOK FUND In Memory of: Israel Lieberman Mary Lieberman Mother Renee Eisenberg

RABBINIC DISCRETIONARY FUND In Memory of: Robert Zweigel Warren Zweigel Arthur Steinberg Florence & Joel Steinberg Jan Adler-Jacobs Larry Jacobs Ida Erdstein George & Janice Erdstein

In Honor of:

Mitchell Hart, Bar Mitzvah David & Jill Hart and Family Mary Ann Milczuk, Conversion Vivian DeGain

Dr. & Mrs. Ed Cohn, Welcome & Happy New Year Arlene & Rick Selik, Happy New Year Linda & Dennis Kayes

WARREN EDER MEMORIAL FUND In Memory of: Jan Adler-Jacobs Joy Wolfe Ensor

ROBERT ALAN GOLDS MEMORIAL In Memory of: Jason Toledo Sylvia & Debbie Golds

LOIS GOODE NFTY SCHOLARSHIP In Memory of:

Liz Warnick Dr. & Mrs. Robert Goode & Family

In Honor of:

Betty Katzman’s Special Birthday Renee Eisenberg

RUTH & MAXWELL STETTNER CARING COMMUNITY In Memory of:

LEE WOLIN MEMORIAL AITZIM CHAYIM In Memory of:

LARRY STRAGER MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FUND In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Mildred Gershon Harold Miller Jan Adler Jacobs Herman & Lillian Box

Bess Rothkin Evelyn Woloveck

BEATRICE & LOUIS WEINSTEIN SCHOLAR FUND In Memory of: Arthur Steinberg Esther & Mike Ingber Arthur Steinberg Marcia Mallard’s mother Elizabeth & Jay Zerwekh

In Honor of:

Marriage of David Rodgers Elizabeth & Jay Zerwekh

NORMAN ROSE CANTOR FUND In Memory of: Jan Adler Jacobs Esther & Mike Ingber Joseph S. Katz Fern Katz

In Honor of:

Zavier York Zeller, new grandson Michael, MaryAnn & Sarah Scrivener Dolores Galea Mel Ettenson’s special birthday Sharon & Kara Ettenson

SARAH SCHMIER LIBRARY FUND In honor of: Alan Gottesman’s 60th Birthday Janette & Rick Levine

BEA SACKS SOCIAL ACTION In Memory of: Richard Larky Mel & Ellie Natinsky Louis M. Citarel Dora Marks Florence & Louis Citarel

AMY MARGOLIS SILBERMAN FLOWER FUND In Memory of: Sonia Bensman Muriel & Warren Zweigel Flo Margolis Becky Warfel

Dr.Joel Hamburger Lynn Wolin and Jenny & Denny Patterson Nathan Diamond Dennis & Jennifer Patterson Jim Greenwood, complete recovery Muriel & Warren Zweigel

YOUTH CHOIR FUND In Memory of: Carol Gorosh Roz Gold

ZUSSMAN-UNGER YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP In Honor of:

Stan Hazan, Masters of Public Health from U of M Julie & Rick Zussman Sydney Oliva, Bat Mitzvah Mitchell Hart, Bar Mitzvah Rachel Goldstein, Bat Mitzvah Roxanne Segall, Bat Mitzvah Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation for Temple Emanu-El Bulletin Title of Publication.....Temple Emanu-El Bulletin Frequency of Issue................................ Monthly No. of Issues Published Annually................... 11 Annual Subscription Price..........................$ .50 Publication Number.............................0443-870 Complete Mailing Address of Publication 14450 W. 10 Mile Road - Oak Park, MI 48237 Name of Publisher/Business Owner Temple Emanu-El Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, Security Holders: None Non-Profit Status has not changed in the preceding 12 months Extent and Nature of Circulation Net Press Run 1, 050 Average No. of copies during past year 1, 000 Actual No. of Issues in October No Paid or Requested Circulation or Vendor Sales Mail Subscription 700 Average No. of copies during past year 675 Actual No. of Issues in Sept. Total paid and/or requested circulation 700 Average No. of copies during past year 675 Actual No. of Issues in Sept. Free Distribution by Mail or Other Free Copies Average No. of during past year......................325 Actual No. of copies - 300 Total Distribution 1,025 Average No. of copies during past year Actual No. of Issues in Sept. - 975 Copies not distributed: 25 Avg. No. of copies during past year 20 Actual No. of copies

A Sincere Thank You: We sincerely thank everyone for their generous contributions to our various funds. Your support allows us to continue offering our outstanding programs and services and helps us to support all members of our Temple Family. Thank you! -14- Temple Emanu-El Bulletin • November 2008 - Cheshvan/Kislev 5769


ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENT PARENTS

Bookplate Dedications for Mishkan T’filah Each copy of Mishkan T’filah purchased for $36.00 will note on the bookplate your name(s) and for whom you have dedicated it. Because we have a limited number of prayerbooks, we ask that families purchase at most four books, so that every congregation member has an opportunity to remember or honor a loved one. Dedicating a prayerbook is a wonderful way to to honor a recent or upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation student, a family birth or wedding.

Order Form ___ No. Books ___ in honor of ___ in memory of _______________________________________ ___ No. Books ___ in honor of ___ in memory of _______________________________________ ___ No. Books ___ in honor of ___ in memory of _______________________________________ ___ No. Books ___ in honor of ___ in memory of _______________________________________ Your name(s) as you wish it to appear ________________________________________ Total No. of books @ $36 (max. 4) _____

Please return the form below to the Education Center at your earliest convenience so your child(ren) will be on our mailing list to receive the Temple Bulletin, packages and more from their Temple family. You must complete a new form EVERY YEAR. Mail completed form to: Temple Emanu-El Education Center, 14450 W. Ten Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237 or email edasst@emanuel-mich. org. If you include your child’s email s/he will receive the Rabbi’s Monday email and special college emails he sends. Family Name _______________________________ Student’s Name _____________________________ School ____________________________________ Mailing Address _____________________________

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Upcoming Events at Temple Emanu-El Concluding Shabbat - A Havdallah Celebration Saturday, November 1 7:00 p.m.

RSVP by October 29th to the Temple office 248-967-4020 or online at www.emanuel-mich.org. No Charge - Bring an appetizer to share

Share Shabbat Dinner Friday, Nov. 7 - 6:15 p.m.

$10 per person. $7.50 (kids 4-12) Children 3 & under: Free Please RSVP to the Temple Office by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 or call 248-967-4020.

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A Musical Adventure and Potluck Lunch Nov. 23 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Kids tot-age through third grade and musicians of every type and ability! Bring a dish. RSVP to 248-967-4023

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