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Shofar Tammuz/Av 5770

Jewish Family Congregation

--- This is an abbreviated July Shofar ---

Included in this issue are:       

President’s Message Service Schedule Oneg Hosts JFC Adults Birthdays, Anniversaries and Yahrzeits Donations …. and a few important fliers


July 2010

Page 2 Jewish Family Congregation 111 Smith Ridge Road P.O. Box 249 South Salem, NY 10590 Phone: (914) 763-3028 Fax: (914) 763-3069 e-mail:

Rabbi Carla Freedman Cantor Kerry Ben-David

School Director Leslie Gottlieb Early Childhood Center Director Fern Tannenbaum Temple Administrator Jolie Levy Board of Trustees Richard Mishkin, Co-President 914-764-8305; Jeanette Sanders, Co-President 914-763-0311; Mark Lavin, Vice President; Polly Schnell, Vice President; Andrew Serby, Treasurer; Bill Pink, Secretary; Carrie Kane David Marceau Beth Tessler Debra Verbeke Elisa Zuckerberg and Johanna Perlman, Past President

Shofar Editor Jolie Levy Shofar Publisher David Emmer

Jewish Family Congregation Shofar

July 2010

The President’s Message by Jeanette Sanders

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Cabaret Night. Aside from being a wonderful and elegant evening, it was a successful fundraiser. For those who missed it, be sure to put it on your calendars for next spring. The temple was truly transformed to resemble a metropolitan jazz cafe. The food, drinks and ambience were exquisite. The jazz quartet was sensational, and Sheera and Adam were wonderful. It was a great evening spent with our JFC family and guests. By the time this reaches you, our annual congregational meeting will be over and business for the upcoming fall will be under way. The office has sent out the dues statements for the 2010-2011 year. Next, we assemble and mail the high holiday packets. In order to receive a high holiday packet, you must be a member in good standing; in other words, current on your financial commitments to JFC. Please help our office efficiency by taking care of this promptly. Remember that the holidays are early this year. I hope to see you at SITGO (Shabbat in the great outdoors) which is a great time for families with young children to attend shabbat services in a relaxed and unrestrictive setting. We have a beautiful piece of property, and it us a great place for a Friday evening picnic dinner. These services feature a lot of music and singing. Please come and bring your friends and family. The summer is a time for rejuvenating and relaxing. Many of you will be traveling to visit family and/or see new places. Be safe, enjoy your travels, relax, and we will see you soon.

The Board of Trustees Is pleased to welcome its two newest members: Beth Tessler and Debra Verbeke

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SERVICE SCHEDULE Friday, July 2/ Tammuz 21

7:30 pm

Parshat Pinkhas

Friday, July 9/ Tammuz 28

7:30 pm

Parshat Matot-Mas’ay

Friday, July 16/ Av 6

7:30 pm

Parshat Dvarim

Friday, July 23/ Av 13

6:30 pm 7:30 pm

SITGO picnic*** musical service

Friday, July 30/ Av 20

7:30 pm

Parshat Ekev

*** Each family or group brings its own picnic dinner. (and blanket, chairs, bug spray and Frisbees!). JFC supplies the candles, wine and challah. We start with the blessings, then eat our dinners, and later have an entirely musical service; the Oneg Shabbat is held indoors, sans mosquitoes. Please bring friends/family/neighbours to SITGO, Shabbat In The Great Outdoors.

ONEG HOSTS July 2 David & Dara Marceau Richard & Catherine Mishkin BOARD HOST: Richard Mishkin (914) 764-8305

July 30 William & Jennifer Pink Andrew & Diane Richman BOARD HOST: William Pink (914) 763-4684

July 9 Russell & Debra Monaco JohnMucciolo BOARD HOST: Mark Lavin (914) 232-0756

Please find a substitute if you cannot host your assigned Oneg.

July 16 Douglas & Linda Paulding BOARD HOST: Elisa Zuckerberg (914) 763-9616

Please contact the JFC Office with the names of the new hosts.

July 23 Mark & Donata Albert Adam Ozols & Donna Finkelstein Richard & Johanna Perlman BOARD HOST: Polly Schnell (914) 764-0321

Please contact your Board Host if you have any questions.

CHOIR If you would like to join the choir, or for more information, please contact Kathy Storfer at We welcome all adults -- 13 or older!

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Jewish Family Congregation Shofar

July 2010

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Jewish Family Congregation Shofar

JFC  Adults

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By Jeanne Shanin, Adult Program Coordinator


We’re Going on the Cruise To Nowhere! Cruise the islands around Greenwich aboard The Islander II for a relaxing 2 hour tour of local waters. The popular “Cruise to Nowhere” glides past waterfront estates with lush lawns and private docks, sailboats at anchor and a smattering of private islands. Meet at the ferry dock at Arch Street, Exit 3 off the I-95. Bring refreshments to share Dine afterwards at a nearby Greenwich restaurant


Fare is $8 per person, limited seating. Call or email Jeanne to reserve your place and for more information, details and directions.

PRE-REGISTRATION A MUST! Depart Dock 3:00pm Return 5:00pm Phone: 914) 763-5650 email: jfcadults@gmail com

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YAHRZEITS Susan Aufsessor Annette Belsky Henry Block Josephine Blumberg Ruth Drawec Richard Dutka Helen Eydenberg Louis Freedman Estelle Haft Jonas Kardish

Lillian G. Kutscher Abe Lederman Anita Mishkin Hannah Rabinowitz Max Schattner Fanny Schoenholz Edith Sherr Hyman Sherr Hannah Vandervelden

ANNIVERSARIES Neil & Holly Alexander David & Phyllis Amerling Joshua & Michelle Blum Gary & Paula Levine David & Dara Marceau Greg & Ginger Schwartz Richard & Beth Sklarin Alex & Bonnie Wattles

Please call the JFC Office when any relevant information arises or changes so all Birthday, Anniversary and Yahrzeit listings are accurate and up to date. JFC can only list names/dates that have been reported to us.

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BIRTHDAYS Karen Acker Rachel Africk-Clott Maxwell Andrade David Berger Stephanie Blum Caitlin Brown Suzanne Bujaj Alexander Carson Samuel Ceisler Chuck Cohen Lucy Dockter Jacqueline Dzaluk David Emmer Samuel Fischer Jeremy Fischer Sam Friedlander Jacob Furic Jasper Gitlitz Kathleen Goldman Leo Grossman John Grzymala Spencer Hellinger Lydia Hellinger K. J. Aufsesser Laura Kaplan Susan Kaufman Elizabeth Klotz

Deborah Kurlander Linda Lederman Ian Leitner Aaron Lichtman Eliza Lichtman Ruby Lichtman Lorraine Malamet John Mucciolo Ken Okamoto Ryan Pink Dory Quoya Schnell Hillary Raimondi Nicole Rose Max Sanders Gordon Schnell Bonnie Schwartz Elise Serby Cheryl Shainmark Curt Shulman Beth Sklarin Claudia Smith Leslie Smith Ashley Sobel Susan Stillman Debra Verbeke Zachary Waldman Jay Zaslow

Please consider celebrating significant birthdays and anniversaries with a leaf on our Simcha Tree of Life. Call the JFC Office for details.

All Are Welcome to Movies & More at WJCS Senior Program in Mt. Vernon The WJCS Senior Program in Mt. Vernon offers free movies at 12:30 PM on Mondays: 7/12 How About You 7/19 The Blind Side 7/26 The Young Victoria Other activities available at the center include yoga, low-impact aerobics, stretch classes, entertainment, trips, card playing, board games, a Yiddish club and discussion groups. Located at Sinai Free Synagogue, 550 N. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, the WJCS Senior Program is sponsored by Westchester Jewish Community Services. Transportation is available. For more information, call Karen McCabe at 668-4350.

MAZEL TOV To JACOB BRESLIN on achieving the rank of EAGLE SCOUT

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Jewish Family Congregation Shofar

July 2010

Now Registering for Fall 2010

Limited Spaces Available for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s Don’t let your child miss out All registration forms are available on our website: Click on Education, then ECC

2010-2011 Religious School Registration All forms available now at: Registration periods: (rates increase each period) Early: Feb. 10-Mar. 17 Regular: Mar. 18-May 11 Summer: May 12-Aug. 31

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Suzanne Sunday Ruth & Harold Ossher Doris Hettmansberger

50/50 Raffle Winnings from Cabaret Night In Memory Of Indy goldman

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Alex & Bonnie Wattles Alex & Bonnie Wattles Douglas & Susan Kaufman Jacob Furic

In In In In

Memory Of Sadie Stein Memory Of Philip Stein Honor Of Talia’s Bat Mitavah Honor Of Rabbi Carla and Cantor Kerry on the occasion of my Bar Mitzvah

Religious School Student Scholarship Fund Jacob Furic

Music & Choir Fund Jacob Furic

In Honor Of Ruth Ossher on the occasion of my Bar Mitzvah In Honor Of Paul and Kathy Storfer and the JFC Choir on the occasion of my Bar Mitzvah

Grounds Beautification Fund David and Phyllis Amerling

JFC-URJ Camp Fund Jacob Furic

David and Jane Emmer Nancy E. Laxer Jack Goldberg & Trudy Wood David & Ruth Schwab Ronald M. Cohen David & Iris Sampliner Harold & Shirley Dembo Bob & Barbara Koppel Bob & Joanne Marcus Marvin & Phyllis Kohl Bernard & Eileen Weinstein Jay & Judith Greenfield Frank & Louise Ring

Tree of Life Simcha Leaf John Stern

In Honor Of The Emmer Family (David, Jane, Andrew & Matthew) on the occasion of my Bar Mitzvah In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor Of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday In Honor of Barbara Stern’s 70th Birthday

ANDREW COHEN Needs Blood & Platelets Andrew, a 2-year-old child of members of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment for Neuroblastoma requires regular blood and platelet transfusions. Andrew and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of blood and/or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate. Donations not used by Andrew will be released for use by other patients many of whom are children. To benefit Andrew Cohen all designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Please visit for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets. For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you please Contact: Joe Licata - 212-639-8177 Manager, Blood Donor Program Blood Donor Room – 212-639-7648 1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68th Streets) NYC - Schwartz Building lobby

Open Every Day Fri Sat Sun Mon 8:30am - 3:00pm Tues Wed Thur 8:30am - 7:00pm The process for donating whole blood takes approximately 1 hour. The process for donating platelets takes about 2 ½ hours. Appointments are necessary- All blood types are acceptable. FREE Donor Parking -Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue –entrance on NW corner of 72nd Street L’shalom,

Rex Rabbi Rex D. Perlmeter Union for Reform Judaism Serving Congregations in North America Congregational Support Center, East District 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 740 New York, NY 10115 212-870-2903

Jewish Family Congregation 111 Smith Ridge Rd/Rte. 123 P.O. Box 249 South Salem, NY 10590

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