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APRIL | MAY 2019 EDITION
Rabbi's Study Getting Rid Of The Chametz
Passover Social Justice Guide What Can You Do?
Mazel Tov! And Other Celebratory Things
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01 From Rabbi Litwak's Study 03 Cantor Shulkes Spring Music Fest 04 Yom Hashoah Ceremony 05 Casino Night Fundraiser! 06 Join Us! Events + Happenings
09 Passover 13 ECE News 14 Mazel Tov 16 SNFTY 17 Shoutouts & Thank You's
FROM RABBI LITWAK'S STUDY RABBI ALAN E. LITWAK CANTOR NORMAN COHEN FALAH
Getting Rid of the Chametz so You Can Enjoy Your Life/Freedom
SUSAN WARECH Director of Administration RABBI DAVID PASKIN Director of Youth and Family Engagement MARJORIE COHN DOLAN Interim Director ECE RALPH P. KINGSLEY, DD Rabbi Emeritus IRVING SHULKES, DM Cantor Emeritus
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Doris Pienknagura | President Darren Friedman | 1st VP Lenny Feldman | 2nd VP Bob Mirel
Carol Moss | Secretary Sue Klau | Past President
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Courtney Augusta Maureen Boiarsky Sharron Botwinick Andrew Chesnick Donald Goodman Henry Hirsch Howard Katzman Claudia Leib Ryan Sherman Gail Slatko Renee Yeslow
TRUSTEES EMERITI George Berlin* Sam Bloom* Rose Ellen Glickman Ralph Hollander* Stuart Israelson Jeannette Jacobson* Sue Shapiro Klau Norman S. Klein Robert Layton
In the days preceding Pesach, we get rid of chametz - food items that are leavened. Eating these items is not intrinsically bad; otherwise the Torah would have forbidden it outright. More than the specific foods, chametz represents the potential for things to grow unchecked. Matzah and bread are made of the same ingredients. Yet, as anyone who has left dough to rise for too long knows, it can become a mess. If we continue to accumulate things that puff us up; things that are supposed to make us feel good; things that give us a false sense of self worth - we lose ourself. Last week, I traveled to Virginia to help facilitate my father-in-law’s move from the house that he has lived in for the past 40 years. Deborah and I, and her sister and brother-in-law are fortunate that my father-in-law is not a hoarder and has participated enthusiastically in the process. As we worked our way from room to room, project to project, he was happy to share stories and give the provenance of many items, and then let them go. So often, we hold onto possessions. We spend a lifetime collecting stuff and never really thinking about what will happen to it after we are gone. We look at all of these things and think that they make us happy. I recently read an article by a Swedish author, Margareta Magnusson, who wrote about döstädning, which roughly translates as, ‘death cleaning.’ The idea behind döstädning is to remove unnecessary things and get your home in order as you age. While Magnusson is concerned about your doing this as a gift to your loved ones, I would suggest that this is really a gift to yourself and it is not just for the elderly. Your family and friends don’t need to inherit everything from you, just those few things that matter. One of the questions Magnusson often asks herself is: “Will anyone I know be happier if I save this?” I think we should ask this of ourselves. If, after a moment of reflection, we can honestly answer “no,” then we should get rid of it. As we enter the Pesach season, I suggest that we do more than clean out the chametz. We should look at our lives with a critical eye and see what is really important . . . and let go of the rest! Then we will experience true freedom.
Murphy Leopold Norman Leopold Arnold Meyer* Florence Nelson*
- Rabbi Alan Litwak
Aaron Podhurst Kenneth Schwartz* Al Sherman* Barbara Silverman Daniel Supon* Jon Sussman Brian Tarasuk* *in loving memory
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A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Dear Temple Sinai Partners, The third quarter at Temple Sinai has had a lot of good news. Rabbi Litwak returned from his Sabbatical and we are all very glad that he has come back reinvigorated and with new experiences to share. During his absence, services and events for our congregation continued without interruption thanks to the support and dedication of our Senior Staff: Canton Norman, Susan, Rabbi David and Marjie. I want to commend and thank them for their help, loyalty and continued commitment. We hired our new ECE Director in February. As announced, Randi Riddle will be joining our Senior Staff in July. She is an experienced Early Childhood educator and administrator that will further enhance and reinvigorate our ECE with new ideas and enthusiasm. Randi will visit our campus in April to meet teachers, parents, children and congregants, at the same time becoming more familiar with our community. We are extremely excited by her joining our Temple Sinai family! We continue working on our strategic plan objectives and strive to complete them by the end of this year. I am personally pleased to see that partners are opting to donate and pay on line. This helps our staff enormously and therefore I request that this mode of payment be preferred over checks. Our marketing efforts have resulted in renewed attention to our Temple as well as positive comments from the community at large. I am pleased to announce that we have renewed the contract with Brightseed, our marketing services supplier and I am thrilled by the plans we have for further improvement of promotion and on-line presence. Programming never stops at Temple Sinai. Our third quarter calendar was filled with events, including: cu@Shabbat, Purim Palooza, book, film, art series and lots of SNFTY and Religious School activities. Please make sure to save dates for our future events: Cantor Irving Shulkes Annual Spring Music Festival, Second night Passover Seder, and our Casino Night Fundraiser. On the financial side, we have entered the challenging part of this year. Our income does not cover expenses and therefore, as planned and approved by the congregation, we have started to draw from reserves. Your support in being current with dues and pledges is critical in reducing our use of our reserve funds. My journey as President of Temple Sinai is nearing its end. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had. My personal goal has been to introduce positive changes and new ideas that will ultimately lead us to financial sustainability and continued enhancement of our services to our congregants and the community. I know that this objective has not been totally accomplished but I hope that the path to success has been set for future leaders of this amazing congregation. I wish nothing but the best for the future of Temple Sinai, its leaders, congregants and staff. My most sincere thanks to all for the trust and support I have received in these very exciting and enriching two years. Best regards, Doris Pienknagura
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In ancient times the Passover observance included the sacrifice of the paschal lamb, which was roasted and eaten at the Seder on the first night of the holiday. This was the case until Temple in the Jerusalem was destroyed in the 1st century.
PASSOVER (IN A NUTSHELL) Passover 2019 will be celebrated from April 19 April 27. The first Seder will be on April 19 after nightfall, and the second Seder will be on April 20 after nightfall.
What Is Passover? The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 19 - April 27, 2019. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus. In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because God passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.
Passover Observances Passover is divided into two parts: The first two days and last two days (the latter commemorating the splitting of the Red Sea) are fullfledged holidays. Holiday candles are lit at night, and kiddush and sumptuous holiday meals are enjoyed on both nights and days. We don’t go to work, drive, write, or switch on or off electric devices. We are permitted to cook and to carry outdoors. The middle four days are called Chol Hamoed, semifestive “intermediate days,” when most forms of work are permitted.
After many decades of slavery to the Egyptian pharaohs, during which time the Israelites were subjected to backbreaking labor and unbearable horrors, God saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: “Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.” But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed God’s command. God then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops. At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), God visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, God spared the children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name of the holiday. Pharaoh’s resistance was broken, and he virtually chased his former slaves out of the land. The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand adult males, plus many more women and children, left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as God’s chosen people.
We eat matzah—flat unleavened bread. It is a mitzvah to partake of matzah on the two Seder nights (see below for more on this), and during the rest of the holiday it is optional.
The Seders The highlight of Passover is the Seder, observed on each of the first two nights of the holiday. The Seder is a fifteen-step family-oriented tradition and ritualpacked feast.The focal points of the Seder are: Eating matzah. Eating bitter herbs—to commemorate the bitter slavery endured by the Israelites. Drinking four cups of wine or grape juice—a royal drink to celebrate our newfound freedom. The recitation of the Haggadah, a liturgy that describes in detail the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The Haggadah is the fulfillment of the biblical obligation to recount to our children the story of the Exodus on the night of Passover. It begins with a child asking the traditional “Four Questions.”
A Passover Message Passover, celebrating the greatest series of miracles ever experienced in history, is a time to reach above nature to the miraculous. But how are miracles achieved? Let’s take our cue from the matzah. Flat and unflavored, it embodies humility. Through ridding ourselves of inflated egos, we are able to tap into the miraculous well of divine energy we all have within our souls.
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Passover is rich in social justice themes. It is impossible to study the Jewish story of redemption and not feel compelled to eradicate injustice in the world today. Among the primary social justice themes found in the Exodus story and in the Passover observance are hunger, homelessness, oppression, and redemption. At Passover, we are reminded of a time when Jews were once restricted to eating only matzah, considered the “bread of affliction,” due to the hasty retreat from Egypt. This experience with hardship following the exodus from Egypt is an inspiration to consider those who eat the metaphorical “bread of affliction” in present times.
You can incorporate social action themes into your Passover observance in the following ways.
DONATE YOUR CHAMETZ The pre-Passover ritual of cleaning our homes of chametz, or leavening, is the Jewish equivalent of “spring cleaning.” This act requires the thorough cleaning of the entire house in a search for leavened products, down to the smallest crumb. The process reminds us of those who search daily for a nutritional meal to sustain themselves and their families. This Passover, donate your chametz to food pantries or soup kitchens in order to help those who are hungry to come and eat.
In the Babylonian Talmud, we are taught, “Even the poorest person in Israel may not eat until he reclines, and they must not give him less than four cups of wine.” This is a reminder that it is imperative to take care of everyone in the community, even the poorest person. The requirement that even poor Jews be provided with ample wine – and presumably with all of the holiday’s ritual foods and practices – leads to the expectation that Jews should help the poor and the hungry not just during Passover but throughout the year.
HELP OTHERS CELEBRATE PASSOVER
Passover also serves as a painful reminder that the Jewish people were seen as strangers in the land of Egypt and spent 40 long years of wandering in the wilderness without a home. These elements of the Passover story remind us of current issues of immigration and refugee concerns, and the memory of being displaced instills in us a desire to eradicate homelessness in the modern era.
UPDATE YOUR SEDER PLATE
At Passover, we read, “This year we are slaves. Next year, may we all be free.”Jews are commanded to be directly present in the Passover story, remembering what it was like for the Children of Israel to be slaves in the land of Egypt. This personal experience is a motivation to examine the current international situation and wrestle with cases of injustice, oppression, and modern-day slavery. Thus, Passover provides us an opportunity to raise awareness of contemporary examples of slavery and oppression throughout the world, such as such as human trafficking, the sex trade, and even domestic violence, which traps victims within their homes, limiting their freedom as surely as if they were enslaved.
The tradition of contributing kimcha dePischa, or funds for matzah, is an important one. In many communities, special Passover funds are set up to provide kosher holiday meals to Jewish families in need. Assist those in need in your local or international community by providing kosher meals during the holiday of Passover to Jewish senior citizens, families in need, food pantries, or nonprofit organizations in Israel that address issues of hunger.
Alongside the traditional items on the seder plate, try some of these modern additions: Orange: Many families have begun adding an orange to their seder plate as a way of acknowledging the role of women in Jewish life. Professor Susannah Heschel explains that in the 1980s, feminists at Oberlin College placed a crust of bread on the Seder plate, saying, “There’s as much room for a lesbian in Judaism as there is for a crust of bread on the Seder plate.” Heschel adapted this practice, placing an orange on her family’s seder plate and asking each attendee to take a segment of the orange, make the blessing over fruit, and eat it as a gesture of solidarity with gay Jews and others who are marginalized within the Jewish community. They spit out the orange seeds, which were said to represent homophobia.
Potato: In 1991, Israel launched Operation Solomon, a covert plan to bring Ethiopian Jews to the Holy Land. When these famished, downtrodden Jews arrived in Israel, many were so hungry and ill that they were unable to digest substantial food. Israeli doctors fed these new immigrants simple boiled potatoes and rice until their systems could take more food. To commemorate this at your seder, eat small red potatoes alongside the karpas. Announce to those present that this addition honors a wondrous exodus in our own time, from Ethiopia to Israel. Fair Trade Chocolate or Cocoa Beans: The fair trade movement promotes economic partnerships based on equality, justice and sustainable environmental practices. We have a role in the process by making consumer choices that promote economic fairness for those who produce our products around the globe. Fair Trade certified chocolate and cocoa beans are grown under standards that prohibit the use of forced labor. They can be included on the seder plate to remind us that although we escaped from slavery in Egypt, forced labor is still very much an issue today.
ASK THE FOUR QUESTIONS OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY This modern social justice take on the Four Questions can be inserted at the reading of the Four Questions during your family’s or congregation’s seder: “Why on this night are some people still enslaved today?” “Why on this night do so many remain hungry in the world?” “Why on this night do we invite the hungry and lonely to share our meal?” “How can we eradicate hunger and homelessness tonight and every night?” A fifth question can be posed: "Why is this night no different from other nights? Because on this night millions of human beings around the world still remain enslaved, just as they do on all other nights. As a celebration of our freedom, we remember those who remain enslaved."
RECITE A NEW “10 PLAGUES” As we recite the 10 plagues God sent upon Egypt, we pour out 10 drops of wine, lessening our joy in memory of these hardships upon the Egyptian people. In today's world, there are many societal cruelties and injustices that can cause us to diminish our joy. Consider adding these 10 plagues to your seder, adapted from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s A Common Road to Freedom, A Passover Haggadah for a Seder. Each drop of wine is our hope and prayer that people will cast out the plagues that today threaten everyone, everywhere they are found, beginning in our own hearts: The making of war, The teaching of hate and violence, Despoliation of the earth, Perversion of justice and government, Fomenting of vice and crime, Neglect of human needs, Oppression of nations and peoples, Corruption of culture, Subjugation of science, learning, and human discourse, The erosion of freedoms. Want to infuse your seder with even more social justice? Visit reformjudaism.org and download themed haggadot from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which can be used by families and congregations who wish to celebrate Passover with a unique perspective on social justice topics:. Passover and Modern Slavery A Common Road to Freedom Passover and LGBTQ Rights Passover and Hunger Earth Day Haggadot Passover and Peace Passover and Darfur Passover and Labor Passover and Conflict Minerals
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Carlie is 14 years old and is in 7th
Jeremy is in the 7th grade attending
Heading Home: The Tale of Team
Antonella is 14 years old and is in
grade at Highland Oaks Middle
NSU University School in Davie. At
Israel. The movie had a huge impact
the 8th grade at Falcon Cove Middle
School. Her hobbies include singing,
singing and more singing! Carlie's
school, he plays for the Middle
on the boys. The part of the movie
School baseball team and plays the
that impacted them the most was
Tuba in the Band. He continues with
the story of Ezra Schwartz, who was
his baseball love locally by playing
an 18-year-old boy from the United
with the NMB travel team called the
States who loved Israel and
mitzvah work is singing for the
School in Weston, Florida. Her
hobbies are singing and acting, and
her mitzvah work is Tikkun Atzmi.
Elderly at ALF’s!
Stefano is 12 years old and in the
7th grade. He also attends Falcon
MAZEL TOV Rabbi Sam and Sharon Rothberg on the wedding of their son Pesach (Zachary) to Chanah (Julie) Auerbach in Jerusalem on February 19, 2019!
APRIL BIRTHDAYS 4/1 Jay Chernoff 4/2 Dr. Jack Berne 4/2 Ira Zweifler 4/3 Adrienne Zuckerman 4/3 David Barnett 4/4 Jeanette Brodkey 4/6 Sanford Nusbaum 4/8 Anne Knoll 4/8 Alice Klein 4/8 Barbara Bermann A 4/9 Perla Levitt 4/12 Adam Silverman 4/12 Samuel Brenner 4/14 Martin Claire 4/15 Rhonda Faro 4/16 Janice Schneider 4/16 Frank Kromsky 4/17 Ryan Udelson 4/19 Richard Berkowitz 4/19 Sandy Goodman 4/20 Don Goodman 4/21 Ari Kalish 4/21 Gail Slatko 4/22 Stanley Price 4/22 Dr. Alan Drexler 4/22 Neena Glassman 4/22 Dr. Pedro Bermann
Landcrabs. Jeremy also enjoys
baseball. Sadly, he passed away on
spending his free time at Temple
a visit to Israel in a terrorist attack.
Sinai as part of the SNFTY youth
The city of Ra’anana is now building
group. Along with his friend, Brody
a field in his honor. The game of
soccer. His mitzvah work is Hiddur
Minick, Jeremy is hoping to raise
baseball has taught the boys the
money and/or collect baseball
value of hard work, sportsmanship,
equipment to donate to the Ezra
and discipline, while having fun
Schwartz field in Ra’anana, Israel.
playing the game. The hope is that
They were inspired to take on this
this equipment and donations will
project from their Jewish and
allow children in Israel to learn to
baseball backgrounds, and by the
love the game of baseball as well.
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Wassermann In honor of Leon & Doris Pienknagura's anniversary In honor of Lillian Stein's birthday Jane Hiller & Nancy Simon In honor of Cantor Norman Cohen Falah's birthday Get well wishes for Brenda Kingsley Memorial Fund Wishing Carol Lewis a speedy recovery Murray & Judy Swift In memory of Irene Kopelman Wishing Lyanne Wassermann a speedy recovery Murray & Judy Swift In memory of Anna Kastenbaum Get well wishes for Stehanie Hirsch Alan & Nancy Metzger In memory of Henry Gurin and Leon Metzger In appreciation of the MLK Shabbat service Richard Waldman In memory of Geraldine Waldman In memory of Linda Miller Kless Doris and Leon Pienknagura In memory of Alexander Beitsch In memory of Tillie Aronchick Jane Hiller & Nancy Simon In memory of Lawrence Simon Darren & Kara Friedman In memory of Robert Scott Goldberg Doris and Leon Pienknagura In memory of Robert Scott Goldberg Honoring the B'not Mitzvah of Jane Hiller and Nancy Simon Samuel & Sara Brenner In memory of Harry Joseph Brenner Wishing Brenda Kinsgley a speedy recovery William & Shirley Lehman In memory of William Lehman Sr. Leah Stock In memory of Leonard Stock Leslie Arias In memory of Bette & Michael Dee In honor of the birth of Granddaughter, Skylar Marilyn Baumoehl In memory of Joseph Baumoehl In memory of Robert Scott Goldberg Fridell Feibus In memory of Fannie Feibus In honor of the B'not Mitzvah of Jane Hiller and Nancy Simon Hannah Lipton In memory of Regina Diamond In honor of their B'not Mitzvah Herbert & Susan Fields In memory of Jackson A. Gould In honor of Barry Wassermann's birthday Elsie Weiss In memory of Greta Skolnick LEAP Donation Maureen Boiarsky In memory of Leonard Stock In honor of Daria Chesnick becoming a Bat Mitzvah Gerard & Carol Ann Moss In memory of Carl Julius Moos Wishing a speedy recovery to Brenda Kingsley Gerard & Carol Ann Moss In memory of Miriam K. Moss Wishing a speedy recovery to Brenda Kingsley Marilyn Leonard In memory of Madeline Leonard Wishing Brenda Kingsley a speedy recovery Neil & Dorothy Koreman In memory of Stanley Koreman In honor of Sharon Molot's special birthday Neil & Dorothy Koreman In memory of Eileen Greenhouse Genet In honor of Roberta Bendell's Bat Mitzvah Marilyn Ladis In memory of Rose Glickstein In honor of the Marriage of Melinda Agron & Tom Gugel Alex & Barbara Falcon In memory of Barry Schwartz In honor of the B'not Mitzvah of Jane Hiller and Nancy Simon Gayle Miller In memory of S. Joseph Wolf Wishing Carol Lewis a speedy recovery Mildred Spitzer In memory of Freda Kleinman Tierney In memory of Abraham Albo Douglas Layne In memory of Lisa Layne General donation Jon & Marjorie Sussman In memory of David Bohrer In honor of Leon Pienknagura's birthday Lillian Schwartz In memory of Manuel Gottlieb In honor of Doris & Leon Pienknaguara's anniversary Lillian Schwartz In memory of Albert Gottlieb Wishing Roberta Bendell a speedy recovery Lillian Schwartz In memory of Molly Gottlieb In honor of Sandy and Don Goodman's hospitality Lillian Schwartz In memory of William F. Gottlieb Wishing Lyanne L. Wassermann a speedy recovery Lillian Schwartz In memory of Klaire Katz Wishing Carol Lewis a speedy recovery Irwin & Sue Klau In memory of Abraham Albo In memory of Faina Segal and Toviy Segal Ron Book In memory of Delores K. Book In memory of Faina Metushanskya Ron Book In memory of Harold Book In honor of the Baby Naming Richard & Bari Schanerman In memory of Nathan A. Schanerman General donation Sam Brenner In loving memory of (Becky) Rebecca Brenner In memory of Linda Miller Kless Marc & Phyllis Pechter In memory of Fannie Hammer In appreciation of Susan Warech Morris Glickman In memory of Max Alcon In honor of Rose Ellen Glickman's birthday Leroy & Shirley Raffel In memory of Ann O Raffel In honor of David Glickman's birthday Leroy & Shirley Raffel In memory of Jerry Balbot In honor of Kara Friedman's birthday Lee & Linda Hertz In memory of Irving Hertz Welcome back Rabbi Alan Litwak Richard Gaba In memory of Herman Gaba Misherbarach for recovery of Joan & Al Freidlin Sara (Dixie) Lampert In memory of Bertha Kirsch Robin Child In memory of Regina Friedman In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's anniversary Martin Kleinbart In memory of Judith Anne Kleinbart In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's special anniversary Susan Jones In memory of Ann P. Kolodny Happy Anniversary to Murray and Judy Swift Neil & Dorothy Koreman In memory of Jesse Rosen In honor of Murray & Judy Swift's 70th Anniversary Neil & Dorothy Koreman In memory of Randolph Greenhouse In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's 70th anniversary Carol Freed In memory of Howard M. Freed In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's 70th anniversary Stanton & Gail Greene In memory of Lawrence Greene In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's 70th anniversary Irene J. Baros In memory of Lewis In honor of Judy and Murray Swift's 70th anniversary Maggie DeLeon In memory of Clive DeLeon Wishing Murray and Judy Swift a Happy Anniversary Carol Freed In memory of Lewis H. Brodman Wishing Murray and Judy Swift a Happy Anniversary Sylvan & Carol Lewis In memory of Douglas A. Lehman Wishing Murray and Judy Swift a Happy Anniversary Martin & Lynn Mendelssohn In memory of Szulim Sam Rak Wishing Murray and Judy Swift a Happy Anniversary Alex & Barbara Falcon In memory of Linda Marx In honor of Murray and Judy Swift's 70th anniversary Alex & Barbara Falcon In memory of Dale Heckerling Thank you for including me in your special celebration. Renee Yeslow In memory of Stanley Yeslow Happy 70th to special people! Howard & Ingrid Roskin In memory of Rosi Klein In honor of Judy & Murray Swift's 70th anniversary Howard & Ingrid Roskin In memory of Abraham Roskin Happy and healthy 70th wedding anniversary Doris and Leon Pienknagura In memory of Benjamin Pienknagura Doris and Leon Pienknagura In memory of Joel Nimelman Harry & Deborah Berkowitz In memory of George Berkowitz In memory of Robert Scott Goldberg Harry & Deborah Berkowitz In memory of Carol Welczer Tellerman In honor of the birth of Irene Baros's great-grandson, Boaz Marilyn Baumoehl In memory of Sue Burns's husband Thank you to clergy, staff and partners for their best wishes Wishing Carol Lewis a refuah shlemah Wishing Sharon Molot a Happy Birthday Wishing Stephanie Hirsch a speedy recovery Wishing Carol Lewis a speedy recovery Refuah shlemah for Carol Lewis Wishing Brenda Kingsley a refuah shlemah In memory of Eva Bloom In appreciation of the honor of hagbah from Rabbi David Refuah shlemah for Herb Weinberg Refuah shlemah for Stephanie Hirsch
Cantor Norman Falah's Discretionary Fund Merritt & Ellen Halem Mary Lou Brotherson Bonnie Bloom Mary Lou Brotherson Mary Lou Brotherson Mary Lou Brotherson Bonnie Bloom Bonnie Bloom Bonnie Bloom Norman & Alice Klein Lillian Schwartz Lillian Schwartz Martin & Lynn Mendelssohn Martin & Lynn Mendelssohn Martin & Lynn Mendelssohn Martin & Lynn Mendelssohn Merritt & Ellen Halem Marcos & Esther Fintz Audrey Aronchick Caring Community Ron & Shoshanah Bloom Doris and Leon Pienknagura
D O N A T I O N S
General Donation Fund Alan & Laura Drexler Temple Sinai Board of Trustees Roberta Levitt Jane Hiller & Nancy Simon Doris and Leon Pienknagura Irwin & Sue Klau Darren & Kara Friedman Jon & Marjorie Sussman Jon & Marjorie Sussman Murray & Judy Swift Murray & Judy Swift Doris and Leon Pienknagura Jeff Agron Norman & Alice Klein David & Evelyn Rosen Temple Sinai Board of Trustees Martin Claire & Rochelle Blum David & Rose Ellen Glickman David & Rose Ellen Glickman David & Rose Ellen Glickman Sharron Botwinick Keith & Suzanne Summers Keith & Suzanne Summers Mark Rokhfeld Mark Rokhfeld Michael & Samantha Dorfman Rosalie Borg Temple Sinai Board of Trustees James & Ita Schenkel Doris and Leon Pienknagura Doris and Leon Pienknagura Irwin & Sue Klau Marilyn Ladis Marilyn Ladis Murray & Judy Swift Fund Gary Frank Martin & Heather Oppenheimer Gerard & Carol Ann Moss Douglas & Dorothy Adkins Morton & Ellie Shaevel David & Jill Guy Irwin & Sue Klau Herbert & Shelly Slusher Bernice Feierstadt Beatrice Schaikwitz Susan Warech Celia Greenspan Marlene Kazanis Debra Moses Richard & Joan London Larry & Paula Kopelman L'dor v'dor Fund Gerard & Carol Ann Moss Irwin & Sue Klau Henry & Stephanie Hirsch Bonnie Bloom Bonnie Bloom Gerard & Carol Ann Moss Gerard & Carol Ann Moss Irwin & Sue Klau Irwin & Sue Klau Bonnie Bloom Irwin & Sue Klau Irwin & Sue Klau Irwin & Sue Klau
D O N A T I O N S
Oneg and Kiddush Sponsorship Isamar Perez Alan & Laura Drexler Bonnie Gold Cheryl Parker Keith & Suzanne Summers Maureen Boiarsky Aaron & Carol Schectman Doris and Leon Pienknagura Dennis Greenwald Robert & Louise Mirel Marcos & Esther Fintz Joel Mintz & Meri-Jane Rochelson Joel Mintz & Meri-Jane Rochelson Lenny & Roberta Bendell Suzette Schultz Helayne Gordon Marcos & Esther Fintz
Rabbi Alan Litwack Discretionary Fund In honor of the one year anniversary of my conversion In honor of their anniversary In memory of Sarita Wiener In loving memory of my mother Adeline Mazie In memory of Sarita Wiener In honor of Leah Stock's 100th birthday In honor of their anniversary In honor of their anniversary In memory of Murray Greenwald In memory of Sylvia Leopold Kaplin In honor of the memorial plaque dedication for Salomon Fresco In memory of Dr. Eli G. Rochelson In memory of Pearl F. Rochelson In honor of Roberta Bendell becoming a Bat Mitzvah In memory of Lili Kaltman In memory of Arthur Gordon In memory of Lina Fintz
Prayer Book Dedication Howard & Regina Gordon Irwin & Sue Klau
In honor of Harry Berkowitz's 70th birthday In honor of Dr. Harry Berkowitz on his 70th birthday
Programming Donations Sherman Law P.A Gerard & Carol Ann Moss Irwin & Sue Klau Irwin & Sue Klau Zvi & Lorena Shiff
Sponsorship for Casino Night Sponsorship of Casino Night Sponsorship of Sunday Funday Sponsorship of Casino Night Sponsorship of Guest Choir for Adam Shiff's Bar Mitzvah
Marilyn Chesnick Marilyn Chesnick Sidi Shernofsky and Family Howard & Pamela Shiman Bonnie Bloom Don & Linda Lockshin Don & Linda Lockshin Melvyn & Terry Drucker Ronny & Elise Udelson Don & Linda Lockshin Don & Linda Lockshin Michael & Samantha Dorfman Merritt & Ellen Halem Merritt & Ellen Halem Norman & Alice Klein Roslyn Silverman Irene J. Baros Bob & Louise Mirel Jorge & Marlene Garcia
In memory of Harry Chesnick In honor of Daria Chesnick's Bat Mitzvah In honor of Leah Stock's milestone 100th birthday General donation Wishing Brenda Kingsley a refuah shlemah In memory of Irving Miller In memory of Carl Lockshin Wishing Brenda Kingsley a speedy recovery In memory of Myer Weingarten Wishing a speedy recovery for Brenda Kingsley Wishing a speedy recovery for Carol Lewis In honor of the Baby Naming Tzedakah for Feeding South Florida In appreciation of the MLK Shabbat service General donation Tzedakah for Feeding South Florida Tzedakah for Feeding South Florida Tzedakah for Feeding South Florida In appreciation of our aliyah
Sisterhood Donation Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Helayne Gordon Gerard & Carol Ann Moss
Refuah Shlemah to Rosalind Amunategui Refuah Shlemah to Elinore Rutman Refuah Shlemah to Sylvan Lewis Refuah Shlemah to Carol Lewis In honor of Rabbi David Paskin for the Films Series In memory of Shirley Braha In memory of Harry Gordon In memory of Esther Robinson
Spring Music Festival Benefactor Israelson Family Foundation, Inc
Sponsorship of the Spring Music Festival
START WITH SHALOM
Hey Temple Sinai! SNFTY, the temple youth group of TSND is the place to be! Teens grades 6-12 meet up twice a month and get together with all of their past Jewish friends, or even meet some new ones! From EXTREME Cupcake Wars to The Hamentashen Bake SNFTY has every taste bud on your tongue going wild! Ninja Lounge, Sports Sunday, Jewpardy, Galaxy Skateway, and Graffiti Night don’t even sum up how exciting our events are! Our overnight sleepovers and shabbatons are a must, and don’t forget about the NFTY-STR events all around Florida. All of these super awesome and exciting events are planned by our wonderful SNFTY Board that we are sad to say goodbye to... but excited to welcome our new board starting June 1st. We really hope to see you at our next SNFTY event. Don’t be afraid to send me a text with any questions! (305)965-1529 Sky Augusta
Religious & Cultural VP Esther
Membership & Communications VP
Social Action VP
A special thank you to
for donating her time, attention and care to our Memorial Plaque wall each and every week!