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JUNE 2013 / TAMMUZ 5773

from our rabbi: Testimony in Dover… Teaching our Legislators the Lesson of the Goring Ox


y ordination certificate, f rom t he Jewish Theological Seminary reads: “Rabbi, Preacher and Teacher in Israel.” In this role, one of my jobs is to make the Torah come alive, primarily for you, my congregants, as well as for the larger society in which we live. It is in that spirit, and with a genuine desire to both save lives and enhance life, that I have shared with you my testimony from April's Marriage Equality hearings and the more recent Gun Reform Legislation this past May. I certainly want to make you proud of your Judaism, and your Torah, which has many wise things to offer about the issues facing us today. Rabbi Michael Beals

I come to you, not only as the Rabbi of the second largest synagogue in the State of Delaware, I come to you as a man who literally has skin in the game. You cannot bring my dead cousin back to me. But you can bring comfort to my soul, meaning to our family's suffering by passing legislation like HB 58. The Torah teaches that if you have an ox, and it gores someone for the first time, you simply need to make restitution. But if you know the ox has a propensity for goring, if you do nothing to prevent it from goring in the future, and it in fact gores, then the full weight of the law will fall upon you.

Guns are like the goring ox. You know what guns can do. If you do not pass this legislation, any deaths that follow as a result of large capacity magazines will be on your head. You will have to answer to the voters of Delaware and ultimately you will have to answer to your Maker in Heaven when you pass from this world to the next. Do NOT stand idly by the blood of your neighbor. Pekuah nefesh. Save life. It is why you were placed on this earth. Please do not hesitate to pass this bill.

Testimony on House Bill (HB) 58, Large Capacity Magazines, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Legislative Hall, Dover, DE Delaware House of Representatives Vayivra Elohim et ha adam b'tsalmo, b'tselem Elohim bara oto And G-d created man in the Divine image, in the image of the Divine G-d created him. - Genesis 1:27 Because, in the Jewish faith, we are taught that we are all created in God's image, then we also believe when someone is murdered, say by the type of large capacity magazines House Bill 58 seeks to prohibit, we believe part of G-d's Divinity is diminished as well. Every year, more than 31,000 Americans die by gunfire. If you can write and pass legislation that would save even one life, in my faith, it is as if you have saved the ENTIRE world. My own 17 year old cousin was murdered by gun fire when I was only 10 years of age. His assailants were never discovered, neither was the motive. CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

Governor Jack Markell Signs Marriage Equality Bill Into Law On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Governor Jack Markell signed into law the Marriage Equality Bill, thereby making Delaware the 11th State in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry. Last June, in 2012, the USCJ, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and the Rabbinical Assembly affirmed that same-sex marriages have “the samesense of holiness and joy as that expressed in heterosexual marriages,” shared Rabbi Avram Reisner following the decision. As for Congregation Beth Shalom, as part of the USCJ, we affirm and support Governor Markell’s decision and welcome all couples to discuss their marriage plans and ceremonies with Rabbi Michael Beals and Cantor Elisa. 2





from our cantor: Reflection of My First School Year Dear CBS Community, I can’t believe my first school year has already come to an end! It seems as though I only just arrived here at CBS. Looking back, it has been an incredible academic year filled with learning, growing, prayer, and music. From our youngest to oldest students, our school’s population spent much of the year learning Hebrew, Jewish history, Israel, Bible, Ethics, and about the Jewish holidays. Our spiraling curriculum allows for our students to learn about these topics in a way that is most appropriate to their grade level. Our youngest students begin laying a Jewish educational foundation through hands-on art projects, music, and stories, while our oldest students learn through more complex experiential modes of teaching involving a high level of critical thinking.

Hebrew School Highlights of the year include:  Hanukkah Celebration  Singing at the Kutz Home  Tu B’Shevat Seder  Kitah Bet Consecration Ceremony  Grade Level Family Education Programming  Passover Model Seder  Grade Level Shabbatot  Kehillah Completion Ceremony  Kitah Gimel/Dalet Field Trip to the National Museum

of American Jewish History in Philadelphia  Upper Grade Field Trip to the Tenement Museum and Sites in New York City Confirmation students spent the year focusing on three different Jewish topics: Israel, Life Cycle Events, and Jewish Cooking. This three-part curriculum allowed for students to learn about not only the Jewish homeland, but also about Judaism and Jewish culture in our daily lives. Although Hebrew School and Confirmation will be on break for the summer, I hope and pray that you all will find ways to stay involved Jewishly! Here are some ways to stay involved this Summer: SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS Over the summer, CBS holds outdoor family musical Shabbat services at the Siegel JCC on the first Friday of the month (July 5, August 2, and August 30). We gather at the outdoor picnic area and enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers followed by guitar-led Kabbalat Shabbat services. This is a fun and informal way to bring in the Sabbath with your CBS friends and family! CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

SHABBAT SERVICES Every Shabbat CBS holds family friendly Shabbat services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please check the online synagogue calendar for dates and times. INVOLVEMENT IN SERVICES As you know, we place a heavy emphasis on prayer Hebrew in Hebrew School. We strive to make sure each and every child feels comfortable following along in a siddur during weekday and Shabbat services. This past year, our Kitah Vav (sixth grade) class learned Torah trope and we will continue this trend in the coming years. If your child is interested in helping to lead services and/or chant Torah this summer, please contact me at VISIT JEWISH EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES: Please stop by and visit this summer! My office door is always open! L’Shalom, Cantor Elisa THANK YOU TO OUR 5773 (2012/2013) HEBREW SCHOOL AND CONFIRMATION TEACHING STAFF! Teachers: Rebecca Harris – Halutzim Melissa Heinspeter – Kitah Gan Gabrielle Hall – Kitah Alef Rachel Mussaf – Kitah Bet Meredith Weiss – Kitah Gimmel Karen Moss – Kitah Dalet Rebecca Downard – Kitah Dalet Sharon Rosengarten – Kitah Hey Cindy Kushner – Kitah Vav Osnat David - Hebrew Specialist Marty Feinstrauss - Kehillah Rabbi Michael Beals – Kehillah/Confirmation Dina Lipschultz - Confirmation Rebecca Kason – Assistant Teacher Ozrim – Teaching Assistants: Aviva Stanley Julia Schwartz Janna Rosengarten Jonathan Lehrfeld Cantor Elisa Abrams 4


men’s club


Brews with Jews™ - Thursday, June 20, 8:15pm, location forthcoming. Join the guys of the Men's Club for our monthly gathering at a local watering hole for some beers, munchies and some laughs. Bring your friends and join in the fun. Men's Club membership or Jewish affiliation not required.

The Sisterhood’s mission is to encourage increased involvement and activism in the synagogue among women of all ages through friendship, support and mitzvot. We pr o vi de soci al , educat i onal , philanthropic and spiritual activities in addition to supporting the synagogue by way of fundraising, member recruitment and operational assistance.

Concession Stand Fundraiser at the Wilmington Blue Rocks - Sunday, June 23 Fifty (50) volunteers ages 16 and up are needed for this fun fundraiser manning both concession stands at Frawley Stadium. No concession stand experience or Men's Club membership necessary. If interested in helping out, sign up online: http:// bi t .l y/ 11s6yXg Contact Davi d Fruchtm an for details. Jewish Heritage Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks Tuesday, August 13 - Play Ball!! Join your friends and fellow congregants at Frawley Stadium cheering on the Blue Rocks and our very own Cantor Elisa, who will be singing the national anthem. Last year over 70 people enjoyed this family-friendly night of baseball fun. Reserved tickets are only $7! Deadline to purchase tickets is August 1, and they are available at the synagogue front office. We would like to thank all of our members who have helped this year with our Dollar Dog Days, Men’s Club Shabbat, our Night of Comedy with Rabbi Bob Alper, Fantasy Football, and so much more! If you are not a member, we encourage you to become one today! Details, including payment options, are on the Men’s Club Page of the CBS Website. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming summer-time events!


Won’t you come get involved in Sisterhood? We have a number of Board positions available! We have a number of Committee positions available! Or simply make the commitment to help with one of our events this year! Please contact Suzanne Burcat ( to learn more about these options. We’d love to have your input and enthusiasm! How can YOU Become a Sisterhood Member? We welcome you to JOIN Sisterhood for 2013 or simply renew your annual dues now for 2013. Simply go to the Sisterhood Page of the CBS Website and use the convenient Paypal link for Membership! Our membership year runs from October 1 through September 30. Dues must be paid by October 1 to attend our Annual Membership Brunch on December 15.

We would like to wish everyone a joyful and safe summer as we work on plans for Sisterhood events for next year. If anyone is interested in helping to plan or to work on our events, please contact us. We will need help with the Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast, Sisterhood Brunches, Fall General Meeting and our December Paid Membership Event – just to get the year rolling. In addition, there will be many other opportunities throughout the year for involvement – as much or as little as our Sisters’ time permits, so please come join us!




family promise: thank you!

ew this year, Congregation Beth Shalom has become part of Family Promise, an interfaith initiative to help homeless families move into permanent housing. Over the past three years, 80% of the families in the network have moved into their own homes within three months. Many thanks to all our volunteers who stepped up in May. Volunteers are now being recruited for our last commitment for 2013 - the week of September 22 - 29 to assist with hosting homeless families at Peninsula-McCabe Church. We need people to cook and serve dinners and weekend breakfasts, visit with the families in the evenings, and drivers for the 14-person van each morning and evening. We also need two overnight hosts each evening. Contact: Dina Lipschultz,, 302-762-4341. It takes at least 50-70 volunteers to fully provide for hosting four families for a week. Also needed: donations in any amount to help provide food and supplies for hosting weeks, and assistance to families when they are able to move into their own homes.


got kiddush?

his year your dues statement included a new addition—a request for a voluntary $36.00 contribution to help sponsor onegs and kiddushes when there is no “event” or sponsor available on a given Shabbat. Fiscal restraints over the past few years have not permitted funding from our general budget for this laudable tradition. It is a time-honored Jewish value, beginning with the first Jews, Abraham and Sarah, to provide hospitality. We would like to offer at least a basic oneg or kiddush for our guests as well as our congregants on every Shabbat. Beth Shalom strives to be a warm and caring congregation. In addition to providing “sustenance,” the time spent following services promotes discussion and socializing. All donations will be tracked separately and only used for the purpose of providing onegs and kiddushes. Your taxdeductible check, made out to CBS can be mailed or brought to the CBS front office. Please be generous. CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM




second friday shabbat: Wedding Celebrations

ver wonder why in Western Societies June is a popular wedding month? Two theories. Theory One: Harvest. Couples often chose to marry in accordance with peak harvest time. A June wedding meant that the bride may be in the early part of her pregnancy thus she could help with the harvest. And after a spring birth, she would be in good enough health to help with the next

year’s harvest. Theory Two: The Roman Deity, Juno. Juno was the ancient Roman goddess of marriage, and many Romans chose to honor her by planning a June wedding. Other societies choose the end of the harvest season for weddings, whereas in the Scandinavian countries, couples choose late June and early July to wed as the days are filled with 20 hours of light for celebrations. Japanese tradition identifies specific days that are auspicious for weddings... Tomobiki (which signifies drawing friends together) and Taian. These days vary each month in accordance with the ancient Japanese calendar. Wedding plans are made far in advance, Spring being the most popular time for marriage in Japan. And…… remember the Andrew Sisters song of World War II, I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time? So, what about Jewish wedding traditions and customs? Join us Friday evening June 14 as Rabbi Beals discusses traditional Jewish wedding customs, why June is a popular month, the history and significance of the ketubah, the Lieberman clause, the chuppah, breaking of a glass, and the series of laws instituted by the Rabbis to protect the wife.

Photo Courtesy of Sue and Marv Cytron

Finger-Gordon announces 2013 grant awards The Anna E. Finger - Ruth F. Gordon Memorial Trust is pleased to announce that the following are the recipients of grants in 2013: 1. The Kristol Center for Jewish Life/Hillel Foundation, to help fund a Holocaust Remembrance initiative. 2. Ethan Schultz, to attend the March of the Living. 3. Aliya Cohen, to attend Camp Pinemere/Solelim. 4. Avery Steffen, to attend Camp Ramah. 5. Randall Frank, to participate in the B'nai B’rith Youth Summer Experience. 6. Congregation Beth Shalom, to sponsor a teacher’s attendance at the NewCAJE Conference. 7. Jewish Community Cemetery Association, toward construction of a small chapel at the cemetery. The Anna E. Finger-Ruth F. Gordon Memorial Trust is a charitable fund that provides grants to individuals and institutions involved with the study of Judaism and Jewish culture. The Trust was established in 1968 by Louis J. Finger and Abraham J. Gordon in memory of Mr. Finger’s mother and sister and Mr. Gordon’s mother-in-law and wife. For further information about the fund or to apply for 2014 Grants, contact David L. Finger at (302) 573-2525. CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

For our Oneg Shabbat, you are encouraged to bring your wedding photograph(s) and ketubah to share memories of your wedding celebration. Reminder: Second Friday Services begin at 8:00pm. This Friday Service, Rabbi Michael and Cantor Elisa will offer special blessings for couples celebrating their June Wedding Anniversaries. Marv Cytron

in the news and Mazel Tov ROBIN KAUFFMAN SARAN, current president of Federation has accepted the position of COMMUNITIES VICE CHAIR within National Women's Philanthropy. SUZANNE BARTON GRANT, past President of Federation, has accepted the position of co-chair of the 2014 International Lion of Judah Conference. RABBI MICHAEL BEALS, presented the opening prayer on the Floor of the US Senate on Thursday, May 23. HAYIM WEISS, has accepted an offer to be the Data Analytics Administrator at DMW Direct, a specialized direct response advertising and marketing firm. MAZEL TOV to Jessica Imber, Karin Karel, Marty Karel, Dennis Schnee, Anita Sobel, and Meredith Weiss for participating and learning to read the Book of Ruth and its corresponding trope signature. Look for future opportunities to learn Haftarah, Torah and other special trope signatures (nusach) with Cantor Elisa later this year. 7


birthdays and anniversaries e extend Birthday and Anniversary greetings to members of our Beth Shalom Family this month. If a birthday or anniversary date was inadvertently left off, please contact the Beth Shalom Office (302-654-4462) so we can update our records. Mazel Tov and Best Wishes! June 1 Glenn Krasker

Richard Levin Bonnie Zahn

June 2 Mardian Berman Phyllis Kazinoff

June 12 Jonathan Blumberg Zachary Horowitz Sheldon Singer

June 3 David Driban Asher Rosenberg Leah Schutzman Jacob Weaver June 6 David Bernstein Seth Bloom Susan Kerner Anna McDermott Marlene Ornston Margot Waitz Stuart Young June 7 Scott Kupferman Pauline LeBoritz June 8 Warren Burr June 9 Ruth Forman June 10 Shira Beals Errol Ger Ken Kamm Roger Kerzner June 11 Naomi Consiglio Sydney Glazier

June 13 Elaine Cohen Sander Katz Eugene Marcus June 14 Sharon Milner June 17 Rhea Levy Mark Mendelson June 18 Mark Delmerico Sharon Rosengarten June 19 Sheila Inden Gary Lipson Abigail Rosenberg Michelle Silberglied June 20 Amy Burr Michael Markell Falana Walls June 21 Robert Jacobs Leila Kutz Michele Madeksza Shari Walter

June 22 Aliya Cohen Stuart Grant Michael Gross Richard A. Levine June 23 Jonathan Colton Jordyn Flaherty June 24 Rona Caplan Margaret Salzer Nathan Schaeffer June 25 Noa Fletcher Gabriel Fletcher Anita Sobel June 26 Michael Ballard Martin Hochheiser Jared Silberglied June 27 Barbara Levitt June 28 Jennifer Fink June 29 Jeremy Winaker June 30 Jerome Covin Sarah Shafer

WE WANT TO HONOR YOU WITH A SPECIAL BLESSING! FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 6:30PM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 8:00PM ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Welcome Shabbat and honor fellow congregants during our Friday Shabbat Evening Services.

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES Carol & Bruce DeWitt (6/1) Jill Liebling & David Consiglio (6/3) Rose & Howard Schwartz (6/3) Shari & Seth Walter (6/4) Elly & Rick Alexander (6/5) Marla & Ross Cooper (6/5) Alison & Michael Goldberg (6/5) Ronna & Moses Hochman (6/6) Michelle & Roger Kerzner (6/6) Rhonda & Robert Walter (6/7) Rachel & Garry Rodriguez (6/8) Susan Szabo & Robert Dressler (6/9) Ellin & Leonard Dwares (6/9) Stacey & Steven Colton (6/10) Kristin & Joshua Dorph (6/10) Carla & Jack Markell (6/10) Susan & Steven Ebner (6/11) Wendy & Lawrence Lehrfeld (6/11) Sandra & Ethan Solomon (6/11) Rachel & F. Todd Harad (6/13) Karolin & Mark Lipman (6/13) Dina & Alan Lipschultz (6/13) Judy & Alexander Montag (6/14) Barbara & Samuel Swinger (6/15) Kerry & Daniel Berkowitz (6/16) Elaine & Robert Cohen (6/16) Gila & Joel Lipman (6/16) Karin & Martin Karel (6/18) Josephine & Alfred Kessler (6/20) Renee & Jerome Covin (6/21) Esther & Leonard Entel (6/22) Nedda & Howard Barth (6/24) Melissa & Mike Stanley (6/24) Beth & Christian Giffin (6/25) Anita & Herman Stein (6/25) Falana & John Walls (6/25) Lin & Lance Ziering (6/25) Sarah & Brian Andrus (6/26) Samantha & David Fruchtman (6/26) Francine & Gabriel Venit (6/26) Jane & Steven Goldberg (6/27) Sharon & Ralph Milner (6/27) Cheryl & Elliot Mitchell (6/27) Selma & Louis Weiner (6/27) Shelly & Barry Kanofsky (6/28) Claire & Barney Kantar (6/28)


Please let us know you will attend by emailing the synagogue office.

(July Birthdays will be celebrated on Friday, July 5 and Anniversaries on Friday, July 26. Services at 6:30pm.) CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM








CBS Camping Weekend


7:30 pm CBS Programming Meeting and Calendar Review



Rosh Chodesh Tamuz










Congregation Beth Shalom

7:30 pm General Board Meeting



7:30 pm Executive Board Mtg.







7:30 pm Religious Life Meeting



6:30 pm Shabbat Evening Services 8:16 pm Candle lighting


CBS Camping Weekend 6:30 pm Shabbat Evening Services 8:16 pm Candle lighting


8:00 pm Second Friday Shabbat 8:13 pm Candle lighting


6:30 pm Shabbat Evening Services 8:10 pm Candle lighting



Parashat Pinchas 8:45 am Yoga with a Jewish Accent 9:30 am Lubaroff Baby Naming 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services


CBS Camping Weekend Parashat Balak 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services


Parashat Chukat 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services


Jacob Ballard Bar Mitzvah Parashat Korach Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services 9:30 am Shabbat Shalom at CBS


Dine Parashat Sh'lach 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services



June 2013

legacy society: A Teacher and A Chemist - Living Through Giving Back


rlene and Robert Davis joined Congregation Beth Shalom in 1971 for several reasons. They are most comfortable in a conservative synagogue, and especially one that has become egalitarian. They also appreciate the warm welcome to the unaffiliated. Arlene taught and administered at the Beth Shalom Hebrew School for 33 years as well as chanting Torah for the High Holy Days and other occasions. She taught and trained B’nai Mitzvah for both children and adults. Robert has served on the Board of Directors, was on several committees at the synagogue, and chaired or co-chaired several events, the largest being the Jewish Festival in 1980 and 1981. Both Arlene and Robert feel grateful for many positive experiences in which they participated at Beth Shalom and strongly wish to have many other couples share similar experiences in the future. We believe one of the best ways to insure a strong and vibrant synagogue is to join the Legacy Society. We hope the Legacy Society will continue to grow and thrive.

About the photograph: We were on a trip of our own design in 2006 to Greece and the Greek Islands. One morning we took a flight to Thessalonike, the second largest city in Greece, at the top of the Adriatic Sea. Prior to World War II, it had the largest Jewish population in the country. Arlene is placing a rock on the base of the sculpture in memory of the Jews who perished during the Holocaust. There’s a bit more to the story. When the Nazis occupied Greece they demanded from the mayor of Thessalonike the names of the Je ws residing in the city. He refused. The Nazi general then requested the same information from the chief rabbi of Thessalonike and the rabbi gave him the information he was looking for. The rabbi assumed that by being cooperative, the Jews would be treated humane ly. CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

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may their memory be a blessing It is the custom in our congregation at Shabbat Services to read aloud prior to the recitation of kaddish the names of those whose yahrzeit occurs in the upcoming week. We are providing the names here for you, so that you can help us make a Minyan, allowing kaddish to be recited for those in mourning or whose custom it is to recite the kaddish. The Hebrew dates have been added. Listings are also on our website for both the current day and the following seven days. 23 Sivan (6/1/2013) Reba Benjamin Marcia Shirley Greene Edward Honey 24 Sivan (6/2/2013) Myer Budovitch 25 Sivan (6/3/2013) Harry Drowos Max C. Honey Samuel Kirshner Audrey Rosenberg Herman Shuman Vivian Steiger Ludwig Themal Hyman Twer 26 Sivan (6/4/2013) Sadie Cohen Kate Hoffman Maurice H. Krasick Evelyn S. Levitt Morris Schultz 27 Sivan (6/5/2013) Celia Backman Leah Citron Evelyn Collins Frances Kramen Zoltan Spitzer Fannie Weinstein 28 Sivan (6/6/2013) Mamie Block Mollie Bricklin Julius Feldhorn Samuel Reback 29 Sivan (6/7/2013) Mark J. Caplan Harry Kurfirst Max Meltzer Max Zinman 30 Sivan (6/8/2013) Janet Coder Florence Finkelman Ralph P. Kramer Harry Moskowitz Michael Willer 1 Tammuz (6/9/2013) Nathan Adler Bernard I. Greenberg Max Langerman Anne Levenson

Solomon Margoline Bessie Rosen 2 Tammuz (6/10/2013) Rose Harad Shlomo Chaim Katz Rebecca Sorin Lois Stape Pincus Wexler 3 Tammuz (6/11/2013) Janet Cohen Samuel Cohen Milton Kutz Jack Landberg Diane Levin 4 Tammuz (6/12/2013) Jacob "Jay" Balick Miriam Corens Leonard Ettinger Frances Gershman Gladys Goldbacher Sylvia Heiman Bruno Levy Leo Levy Harry S. Sachs Irvin Sherr Beverly B. Simon Pauline Weinstein 5 Tammuz (6/13/2013) Nathan Cook Mildred Dubois Evelyn Martone Karl Miller Walter Plaut George Schier Lois Weisman 6 Tammuz (6/14/2013) James H. Burns III Pat Chalphin Manuel Cohen Joseph Neumann Marshall Pallas Marian Rice Eve Sklut Sylvia Steinig 7 Tammuz (6/15/2013) Shirley Balick Morris Byer Joel Cohen Mollie Gold Pearl Kristol


8 Tammuz (6/16/2013) Esther Blatnick Willie Lobel Sylvia Riebman Dorothy Wolpert 9 Tammuz (6/17/2013) Fred Bernstein Herman Forman Feivel Laub Max Shaffer Goldie Shapiro 10 Tammuz (6/18/2013) Hannah Alper Abner Antiles Ludwig Beitman Joseph Bitman Irving Deutch Edith Labovsky Eva Laiken Myrna Rubenstein Fred Wormser 11 Tammuz (6/19/2013) Jacob Balick Clair Cylinder Tillie Greenberg Simon Schutzman Benjamin Stein Bernard Troubh Albert Zeid 12 Tammuz (6/20/2013) Morris April William Block Fannie Breslow Lena Kronfeld Jack Sklut 13 Tammuz (6/21/2013) Israel Cohen Lena Hoffman Joe Katz Ida Livingston Zelda Podolsky Harry Rappaport Helen Rubel Louis Shaffer Harry Sommers 14 Tammuz (6/22/2013) Rosalyn Gordon Ellen Klusky Catherine Kurzman Jacob Rudolph Minnie Rudolph ď‚Ą 11 ď‚Ą

Ida Schwartz 15 Tammuz (6/23/2013) Jeannette Gevurtz Mollie Goldberg Helene Hanau Charles Kaufman Herman Kerbel 16 Tammuz (6/24/2013) Ann Haber Bimby Lee Glick Bernard Leeman Charles Lewis Esta Miller Sandra Neumann Max Twer 17 Tammuz (6/25/2013) Jacob Block Beatrice Goldfarb Harry Jablow Lillian Ploener 18 Tammuz (6/26/2013) Michael Block Eleanor Boffa Joseph Z. Cohen Emanuel Gershman Ernesto Hubner Morris Singer Karol Szabo Bertha Toor 19 Tammuz (6/27/2013) Steven Blumenthal Abraham A. Golden Sara Goldstein Jennie Markovitz Jennie Simon 20 Tammuz (6/28/2013) Paul Chesler Harry Cutler Seligmann Freimark Etta Turkin Nathan Wortman 21 Tammuz (6/29/2013) Sol Herman Samuel Rosenfeld Louis Steinberg 22 Tammuz (6/30/2013) Sarah Cohen Isaac Miller Fannie Willer KOL SHALOM

in the kitchen: new guidelines and procedures Shalom Chaverim, This is a notice to inform you of the changes that will be made to the CBS Kitchen Guidelines and Procedures. As some of you may be aware, I have undertaken the task of updating the organization of the CBS kitchen, storage units, and pantry. Updated CBS Kitchen Procedures/ Guidelines and the CBS Kashrut Policy will be posted for your convenience in the kitchen, outside the front office, and on the CBS website. While we recognize that our members observe the mitzvah of Kashrut in various ways, it is our intention to create an atmosphere where all people can be assured that the principles of Kashrut are upheld when consuming food prepared in the CBS kitchen. We will update, maintain, and facilitate procedures to guarantee that the integrity of the CBS kitchen is consistent with those principles.

contact Merrill Dorph as soon as possible so that accommodations can be made.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact:

A dry erase board posted outside of the kitchen door is updated regularly to identify the mashgiach on duty.

Merrill Dorph Executive Director (302) 654-4462

The list of active CBS Mashgichim are as follows: Merrill Dorph, Ralph Downard, Jodi Frank, Francine Freedman, Celina Riebman, Cecile Roth, Walter Roth, Elaine Schmerling, Dennis Schnee, Falana Walls, Hayim Weiss, and Diane Wolf. Further notification of our efforts, updates on guidelines/procedures and policies will be made available within the coming months. We appreciate your patience during this time.

An active mashgiach (supervisor/ inspector that has been trained to oversee the kashrut status of a kosher establishment) will be checking in all food items, before entrance into the CBS kitchen, to confirm that each food item has an approved and recognized hechsher (kashrut certification). Food items checked in will be clearly marked with a yellow sticker. Frequent inspections will be made to ensure that the cleanliness of the kitchen is maintained after each use. Anyone wishing to use the kitchen facilities must contact Merrill Dorph, our Executive Director, during business hours. No unscheduled person will be permitted to use the kitchen facilities without authorization. No outside food will be permitted to be brought in or taken out of the kitchen from 3pm on Friday until after Havdalah on Saturday night as well as during recognized holy days throughout the year. If there is an extenuating circumstance please CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM

Cecile Roth Chair for Va'ad HaKashruth of DE: (302) 834-8422 Falana Walls Kitchen Maintenance Coordinator: (551) 206-6745 Respectfully submitted, Falana Walls


id you know there are over 1200 kashrut symbols, hechshers, which can authenticate an item as being kosher? In Delaware, you will only see a fraction of these, around 250, between Shoprite, Giant, Acme, and Superfresh. ď‚Ą 12 ď‚Ą


contributions Congregation Beth Shalom raises funds to support synagogue activities, programs and projects. To make a donation to any of our existing funds, please email or call our synagogue accountant, Marlene Greenberg, at 654-4462. The minimum contribution to send a tribute card is $12. To establish a new fund or learn more about contributory opportunities, please call our synagogue President, Karin Karel. We appreciate your generosity. AL BERLIN MINYAN FUND For Tzedakah: Anonymous In honor of: Ethan Fruchtman’s Bar Mitzvah Sandra & Ethan Solomon Gary Harad’s Role as Gabbai at Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah David Fruchtman & Family Jeff Lewis’s Role as Gabbai at Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah David Fruchtman & Family In memory of: Dora Davidoff Estelle, Marty, Matthew, Holly, & Naiomi Glick Debbie, Rick, Zack & Ben Newman Samuel Garber Robert Garber & Family Alfred Greenberg Lynne & Terry Sklar Steven Matter Susan & Jack Stoltz Isidor Riebman Celina & Ronald Riebman Harry Silver Faith & Paul Silver Helena Simonowits Jerry Simonowits Archie Stoltz Susan & Jack Stoltz Claire Willey Cynthia Moskow BRIAN DOMBCHIK FUND Mazel Tov: Celina & Ronald Riebman on Granddaughter Maya Oestreicher’s Bat Mitzvah Rhoda & Steven Dombchik In memory of: Celia Katz Evelyn Kaplan & Family Ethel Levy Danna & Roger Levy & Family Fannie Lipman Gila & Joel Lipman Leanora Miller Danna & Roger Levy & Family


CANTOR ANDREW SALZER MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND In memory of: Katherine Forman Doris & Joseph Miller Marvin Grossman Irene & Richard Plotzker CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In appreciation: Jo & Al Kessler CAPITAL CAMPAIGN In honor of: Dina Lipschultz’s Service to the Hebrew School Melissa, Mike & Aviva Stanley In memory of: David Breslow Ann G. Breslow & Family Cheryl Dorsch Jill & Ralph Downard Ellen Downard Jill & Ralph Downard Terry Frank Mike, Melissa & Aviva Stanley Marvin Grossman Anita & Edward Sobel Alicia Bea Keil Harriet & Alfred Remsen Rosalie Kurfirst Judith & Howard Zucker CHESED COMMITTEE In appreciation: Frances Stein CONGREGATION FUND In honor of: Ariella Beals’s Bat Mitzvah Phyllis Kazinoff Karin Karel’s Retirement from DuPont Faith & Paul Silver Jacob Morris’ Bar Mitzvah Betty & Barry Diznoff Cindi Viviano In appreciation of: The Passover Yizkor Service Brenda & Willard Bernstein Pat Burns Ann Zweigle  13 

In memory of: Mildred Alderson Karolin & Mark Lipman Suzanne & Stuart Grant Leon “Mike” Bloom Anita Aronson Irving A. Bonett Barbara Schwartz James Chaikin Frances & Michael Baylson Sylvia Cherrin Jerilyn & Richard Cherrin Muriel Dorph Carol Einhorn Benjamin Fink Phyllis & Alan Fink Gerald Goldberg Myra R. Goldberg Harry J. Goldberg Celina & Ronald Riebman Anna Goldman Mark H. Goldman Joseph Graboyes Merle, Ron & Valerie Cohen Edwin Granite Bernice Tomases & Family Isabella Greengold Florence & Isaac Budovitch Marvin Grossman Bumpers & Company Andrea & Scott Feinman Suzanne & Stuart Grant Kevin Gross & Family Leslye & Jerry Heisler The Kreston Family Nan & Hal Pezzner Dr. & Mrs. Richard Sklut Bobbie & Norman Tomases Roberta & Mel Woloshin Belle K. Haberman Shirley & Barry Klassman Nathaniel Hyman Barbara & Les Dukart Rose Klassman Shirley & Barry Klassman Joseph Labovsky Bernice Tomases & Family Jack Matter Anita Aronson Thelma Plotnick Linda & Jeff Drowos Isidor Riebman Harriet & Marvin Sachs KOL SHALOM

contributions Bernard Siegel Ruth Siegel Leslie R. Stone Elaine Stein & Family Leonard Weinstock Bernice Tomases & Family FINGER GORDON FUND Speedy Recovery: Sandra Lubaroff Dorothy Finger HEBREW SCHOOL FUND In honor of: Dina Lipschultz’s Service to the Hebrew School Margie & Alan Bleier Marlene, Gary, Brian & Steve Gold Frances & Steven Klein Rhea & Stan Levy, Faith & Bill Levy Ellen, Ray & Zack Dagastine Faith & Paul Silver Susan Spitzer In memory of: Nettie Brodsky Esther Schaffer & Family Mary Davis Arlene & Robert Davis Tillie Entel Esther & Leonard Entel Mollie Kreuger Claire Wirosloff & Family Ida Levy Rhea & Stan Levy, Faith & Bill Levy Ellen, Ray & Zack Dagastine Lawrence Lobel Rhea & Stan Levy, Faith & Bill Levy Ellen, Ray & Zack Dagastine Louis Wirosloff Claire Wirosloff & Family


KRAFT EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Speedy & Complete Recovery: Norman Schutzman Ruth Siegel

In honor of: Ariella Beals’ Bat Mitzvah Annette Kellem Sandra & Ethan Solomon

In memory of: Margery Ann Fisher Josephine Fisher Henry Klein Frances & Steven Klein Sidney Perlman Toni & Stuart B. Young & Family H. Albert Young Toni & Stuart B. Young & Family

LINDA GOLDSTEIN FUND In memory of: Samuel April Marlene & Lawrence Ornston Anna Atlas Frances Stein & Family Bertram Braunstein Mary Ann & George Braunstein

In memory of: Mildred Alderson Ellen Pomerantz & Bentley Pittavino Ethel Denenberg Linda Seidenstat & Family Solomon Denenberg Linda Seidenstat & Family Marvin Grossman Sandye & Jerry Turnauer Lawrence Lobel Bess Lobel Leon Pollett Ruth Forman & Family Belle Ross Adele & Stan Ross Ida Seidenstat Linda Seidenstat & Family Lillian Turnauer Sandye & Jerry Turnauer Israel Weiner Bess Lobel & Daughters Dorothy Zutz Sylvia & Ted Zutz

ONEG/KIDDUSH FUND In honor of: Karin Karel’s Retirement from DuPont Ellen & Robert Meyer

TORAH FUND In memory of: Samuel April Josephine Fisher

LIBRARY FUND In memory of: Mildred Gross Cecile & Walter Roth

PRAYER BOOK FUND In memory of: Steven Matter Anita Aronson RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In appreciation: Felisha & Gary Alderson Jo & Al Kessler

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June 2013 Kol Shalom  

June 2013 Issue of the Kol Shalom, the monthly newsletter for Congregation Beth Shalom, Wilmington, Delaware.