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Spring Music Festival

May /June /July 2013 Iyar- Av 5773

For more information, Calendar of Events, Rabbis' sermons, and for Emergency School Closings be sure to check our website at www. nssbethel.org or call 847-432-8900.

Learn Learn to Chant High Holiday Services  pg.7

Pray Shavuot Schedule  pg.3 Summer Shabbat Services  pg.7

From the Desk of Rabbi Kurtz

Community Annual Meeting  pg.4 Sukkot is Coming  pg.5 Sounds of Summer  pg.7 Primrose Valley  pg.7 Spring Music Festival  pg.11 Kabbalat Shabbat on the Lake  pg.30

Mission Statement We are a congregation of families and individuals who come together to pray, to study, and to create a warm and welcoming community. We seek to preserve and enhance our People's traditions within the context of Conservative Judaism. We aspire to strengthen our Jewish identity to meet the challenges of a changing environment. We endeavor to provide resources to help us relate to God, understand the ways of God and enrich the Jewish content of our lives. We encourage our members to serve worthwhile causes within our Congregation and the wider Jewish and world communities. We are committed to support Israel. We educate our children so they commit to the cultural, spiritual, and ethical values of our People. May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

Shavuot – The Festival of Revelation One of the least observed holidays in the Jewish calendar year is the holiday of Shavuot. Pesach and Sukkot, as two of the three pilgrimage festivals, have many rituals attached to them which make both of them home holidays filled with meaningful customs. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are synagogue-based and known as the High Holy Days and bring out the Jewish community in masses to worship services like no other days during the calendar year. While Hanukkah and Purim are minor festivals they are filled with fun, family, and community celebrations. Shavuot, however, seems to pale in comparison to all of these holidays. There is not much home ritual and even at the synagogue there are not many ceremonies. Spiritually speaking, Shavuot is the festival of revelation. Historical mention of the festival has to do with the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai which, according to tradition, took place on the 6th day of Sivan. This is a theological concept and difficult for us to get our arms around. The number of people in the Jewish community who celebrate Shavuot in comparison to the other holidays is rather minimal. While we may differ in our understanding of what happened at Mount Sinai, it is imperative that we seriously consider the ramifications of that event which is recounted for us in the Torah. Emet VeEmunah: Statement of Principles of Conservative Judaism opens with the words, “We believe in G-d. Indeed, Judaism cannot be detached from belief in G-d. Conservative Judaism affirms its belief in revelation, the uncovering of an external source of truth emanating from G-d.” It goes on to explain that “the single greatest event in the history of G-d’s revelation took place at Sinai, but was not limited to it… Some of us conceive of revelation as the personal encounter between G-d and human beings. Among them there are those who believe that this personal encounter has propositional content – that G-d communicated with us in actual words. For them, revelation’s content is immediately normative, as defined by rabbinic interpretation. The commandments of the Torah themselves issue directly from G-d. Others, however, believe that revelation consists of an ineffable human encounter with G-d. The experience of revelation inspires the verbal formulation by human beings of norms and ideas, thus continuing the historical influence of this revelational encounter. Others among us conceive of revelation as the continuing discovery, through nature and history, of truths about G-d and the world. These truths, although always culturally conditioned, are nevertheless seen as G-d’s ultimate purpose for creation. Proponents of this view tend to see revelation as an ongoing process rather than as a specific event.” As Rabbi Alan Lucas in the book The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Life for Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Jews writes, “These inspirational words show the way for contemporary Jews attempting to relate to Shavuot. However, revelation is defined, Shavuot celebrates the ‘the single greatest event’ in Jewish history. Shavuot is the holiday (continued on page 2) 1


From the Desk of Rabbi Kurtz Shavuot – The Festival of Revelation (continued from page 1) that reminds us that faith in the truth of revelation is at the heart of all legitimate varieties of Judaism and Jewish identity.” These are terms and concepts that are difficult for us to comprehend in our scientific age. Yet, they form the foundation of the Jewish way of life and the Jewish value system. There are many views of revelation even in rabbinic and medieval Jewish literature. No one view is totally representative of all of Jewish thought. The views range from a quote in the Jerusalem Talmud Hagigah 1:7 which states: “Even what an experienced student in the future is going to teach before his master already has been stated to Moses at Sinai,” all the way to a statement attributed to Naftali Tzvi

Horowitz of Ropshitz, quoting his teacher, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Rymanov [d. 1850], “It was possible that we heard from the mouth of the Holy One, blessed by He, only the letter aleph anokhi”, that is, the first letter of the word of the first commandment. In between these two poles we find many different opinions as to what actually occurred at Mount Sinai and what is the content of revelation. On the basis of these opinions, one can readily see Jewish theology is varied in its opinion and the denominations of Judaism have based their understanding of Jewish law, customs, and ceremonies on this issue. Shavuot encourages us to think about the event at Mount Sinai and to examine what effect it has in our lives. While it

is difficult for many of us to adequately approach these concepts, it is important that we try. Thus, I hope you will join us over the holiday of Shavuot at the synagogue where we will participate in Rabbi Phillip Lipis Memorial Lecture and our Tikkun Layl Shavuot. I hope that you will be with us at services on the two days of Shavuot as we listen once more to the Ten Commandments and re-enact that event in our history. I hope that you will think about the effect that Sinai has on your life and what impact it has upon your belief system and your conduct. If we can follow through with all of these items, the holiday of Shavuot will be meaningful for us all.

President's Corner by Andrew W. Brown It’s that (almost) miraculous time in any countless organizations that make our society President’s administration when their term and our community strong and vibrant. is almost up, the new officers are preparing Third, I believe in the future of the Jewish for their responsibilities, and the lame duck people. And one thing that I know is that the President is writing their last message for the only way for there to be a future is to continue congregation’s bulletin. to build upon the foundations of those Over the past two years, every now and traditions that were initially established so then, a congregant or some other acquaintance long ago. Our strength as a people relies upon may pull me aside and ask me, “why did I the institutions that enable us to accomplish agree to do it?” Of course, they mean why I these tasks, institutions of which synagogues agreed to become President of the Synagogue. are the essential institutions. Sometimes I throw off a humorous Fourth, I believe that we can accomplish response, but right here, I’ll give you my great things if we work together and that to reasons, because every now and then, I think do so, we must always bear in mind that, as we all have those moments of reflection where Jews, we are a small people in a big world. we stop and think about what are the things There’s a great passage in our Siddur, right at we stand for and what do we really think and the beginning of the Torah Service, entitled believe is important. ‘Private meditation’, that is presented to us First, I believe in giving back when I’ve right after we’ve opened the ark, which speaks benefitted so substantially. At Beth El, Gail to so much of this. I’ve included it here: and I and our family found education, community, celebration and solace. Yes, Avinu malkeinu, bless my family with peace. serving as President takes a lot of personal Teach us to appreciate the treasure of our time…but…the time commitment has been lives. Help us always to find contentment much less when compared to the wonderful in one another. Save us from dissension and facets to our lives that we’ve received. jealousy; shield us from pettiness and rivalry. Second, I believe that providing a positive May selfish pride not divide us; may pride in example, by being engaged (enthusiastically one another unite us. Help us to renew our engaged!), and by dedicating your personal love for one another continually. In the light resources, resonates with our children and of Your Torah grant us, the people Israel and sets a standard for them in which to aspire all Your creatures everywhere, health and and achieve. This is true not just with Beth El fulfillment, harmony, peace, and joy. Amen. or some other synagogue, but surely with the May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Friends, with my last comments, I thought I would note on how after reading so many pages of text and commentary, that it’s abundantly obvious that we’re metaphoric writers. It can’t be helped! I think it is possibly genetic. And sometimes, like so many of our brilliant artists, I can’t resist the metaphors of the sea (despite my inclination to seasickness!). And with this final article, I’ve thought of the truth that no matter the size of your ship, whether modest or magnificent, only moments after you’ve passed any point, the sea swallows all signs of your craft, leaving only the memory of your passing. We are all so transient and temporary and in our final measurement, unless somehow selected by the holy for some special purpose, what serves us more than doing what we can to help others, to make the future a better place, to insure the continuity of all that we consider good, and to work to expunge those elements that hold us back from approaching the angels? Friends, we’re all pilgrims on a journey… guided by the stars, an ancient scroll, deeds of loving kindness, and the genius of countless forebears. I’ve been blessed that part of my path has taken me to this place and this moment and I thank you for the support you’ve shown for the past two years.


Shabbat Schedule 

See calendar for times.

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

Shabbat, May 4 Birkat HaHodesh Parashat B'Har-B'Hukotai Torah: Leviticus 25:1–27:34 Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19–17:14

Shabbat, June 1 Birkat HaHodesh Parashat Shelah-Lekha Torah: Numbers 13:1–15:41 Haftorah: Joshua 2:1–24

Shabbat, May 11 Parashat B'Midbar Torah: Numbers 1:1–4:20 Haftorah: Hosea 2:1–22

Shabbat, June 8 Rosh Hodesh Tammuz Parashat Karah Torah: Numbers 16:1–18:32 Maftir: Numbers 28:9–15 Haftorah: Isaiah 66:1–24; 66:23

Shabbat, July 6 Birkat HaHodesh Parashat Matto-Mase Torah: Numbers 30:2–36:13 Haftorah: Jeremiah 2:4–28; 3:4; 4:1–2

Shabbat, May 18 Parashat Naso Torah: Numbers 4:21–7:89 Haftorah: Judges 13:2–25 Shabbat, May 25 Parashat B’Ha’Alotekha Torah: Numbers 8:1–12:16 Haftorah: Zekhariah 2:14 –4:7

Daily Services Monday through Friday Mornings, 7:15 am Sunday through Thursday Evenings, 7:30 pm Sunday and Legal Holiday Mornings, 8:45 am

Shabbat, June 15 Parashat Hukkat Torah: Numbers 19:1–22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1–33

Shavuot Service Schedule:

Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan B'yachad Services for families with children 2nd grade and younger

Follows the 7:45 pm Mincha/Ma'ariv service: $18 per person. RSVP and pay online through your Beth El account by going to www.nssbethel.org or call Marcie Eskin to pay by phone at 847-432-8900 x234.

Services are conducted by: Rabbi Vernon H. Kurtz, Rabbi Michael Schwab, Hazzan Larry B. Goller

Shabbat, July 27 Parashat Ekev Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25 Haftorah: Isaiah 49:14–5:13

Shabbat, June 29 Parashat Pinhas Torah: Numbers 25:10–30:1 Haftorah: Jeremiah 1:1–2:3

11:00am Every Shabbat

Junior Congregation Services for students in 3rd - 5th grade

Shabbat, July 20 Shabbat Nahamu Parashat Va’et’hanan Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 Haftorah: Isaiah 40:1–26

Shabbat, June 22 Parashat Balak Torah: Numbers 22:2–25:9 Haftorah: Micha 5:6–6:8

Tuesday, May 14–Erev Shavuot 7:42pm Candle Lighting 7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:00pm Erev Shavuot Dinner

Rosh Hodesh Mornings, 7:00 am

Shabbat, July 13 Shabbat Hazon Parashat D’Varim Torah: Numbers 25:10–30:1 Haftorah: Jeremiah 1:1–2:3

Wednesday, May 15–Shavuot 4:30am Sunrise Service 8:50am Festival Service 11:00am Shavuot Pray & Play 7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:47pm Candle Lighting Thursday, May 16 -Shavuot/ Yizkor 6:30am Early Morning Service

9:00pm Tikkun Layl Shavuot

8:50am Festival Service

From Cradle to Grave: Jewish Medical BioEthics - presented by Rabbi Dr. Len Sharzer. Tikkun Layl Shavuot. Rabbi Phillip Lipis Memorial Lecture. 9:00 pm Rocking The Cradle-Beginning of Life Issues; at 10:30pm: Part of the JourneyEnd of Life Issues.

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D'var Torah-BioEthics and the Jewish Narrative Tradition.

7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:47pm Yom Tov Ends

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Congratulations To - Judy and Gerry Farby on the birth of their grandson, Daniel Max Berkowitz - Gail and Bruce Greenspahn on the birth of their grandson, Leo Cole Fischer - Lorna Greenspahn on the birth of her great-grandson, Leo Cole Fischer - Debbie and Gary Lindon on the birth of their grandson, Adley Natan Lindon - Erica and Zach Lindon on the birth of their son, Adley Natan Lindon - Paulette and Ed Margulies on the engagement of their son, Larry, to Megan Countey - Paulette and Ed Margulies on the birth of their grandchildren, Asher and Talia - Rabbi David and Judy Weiss on the birth of their granddaughter

Condolences To - Frances Anderman on the loss of her husband, Phil Anderman - Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar on the loss of their grandmother, Reva Duman - Phillip Frankel on the loss of his father, Ben Frankel - Marla Hand on the loss of her father, Manuel Hand - Marc Kallish on the loss of his father, Elliott Kallish - Jean Kaplan on the loss of her husband, Bernard Kaplan - Marlene Konik on the loss of her mother, Reva Duman - Jerry Lebovitz on the loss of his mother, Marie Lebovitz - Nolan, Adam and Hope Lebovitz on the loss of their grandmother, Marie Lebovitz - Rhoda Levine on the loss of her husband, Major General William Levine - Mark Mosk on the loss of his mother, Chana Mosk - Corey and Wendy Millman on the loss of their mother, Rona Millman - Marlene Rubenstein on the loss of her mother, Lola Nortman - Myrna Schwartz on the loss of her husband, Edwin Schwartz - Job Youshaei on the loss of his father, Rabi Youshaei

In Memoriam - Ann Albert - Phil Anderman - Reva Duman

- David Jacobson - Bernard Kaplan - Marie Lebovitz

- Major General William Levine - Lola Nortman - Edwin Schwartz

Annual Meeting – Thursday, May 9, 2013 After the Evening Minyan at 7:45pm Please join with your fellow congregants to honor the following officers who have served with dedication and distinction over the past year: Andrew W. Brown Nancy Krent Marilyn Hirsch Gail Scully Lisa Rosenkranz Richard Schlosberg Robert Freeman David Jackson Ron Goldberg Mark Mosk Larry Pachter

President Vice President Administration Vice President Education Vice President Education Vice President Finance Vice President Ritual Vice President Membership Treasurer Financial Secretary Financial Secretary Secretary

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The following persons will be installed as officers of the congregation: Lisa Rosenkranz Audra Kaplan Spellberg Ronald Goldberg Tracey Hendler Marilyn Hirsch Gail Scully Jeffrey Goldsmith Michael Carney Richard Zelin Larry Goldsmith Loren Weil

President Vice President Administration Vice President Ritual Vice President Education Vice President Education Vice President Membership Vice President Finance Financial Secretary Financial Secretary Treasurer Secretary

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May – Iyar/ Sivan 5773

Jami Blumenthal, daughter of Rebecca and Daniel Blumenthal Shabbat, May 4

Allison Pine, daughter of Francine and Jeffrey Pine Shabbat, May 11

Maya Kaufman, daughter of Leslie and Stuart Kaufman Shabbat, May 18

William Morton, son of Vicki and Paul Morton Shabbat, May 25

Sukkot is Coming! Julia Burack, daughter of Sharon and Robert Burack Shabbat, May 25

June – Sivan / Tammuz 5773

Time to Order Your Schach and Lulav & Etrog Schach (the branches that cover the roof of a Sukkah) will be available through USY for $22 per bunch. (One bunch covers approximately 16 square feet.) Lulav and Etrog can be purchased for $60 per set. All orders for Schach as well as Lulav and Etrog must be received by Monday, August 26, 2013. Pick up for Schach and Lulav and Etrog will be Sunday, September 15, 2013, between 9:00am and 1:00pm outside by the south side doors. (We cannot be responsible for Schach which is not picked up on time.) Name: Phone:

Charlie Ezgur, son of Wendi and Michael Ezgur Shabbat, June 1

Email Address:   set(s) of Lulav and Etrog @ $60 per set =    bunches of Schach @ $22 per bunch = Total Enclosed $ Return completed form with payment in the form of a check to: N.S.S. Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Attn: Samantha Isenstein. Please make checks payable to N.S.S. Beth El. For questions please call Samantha at 847-432-8900 ext.214.

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Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center Sizzling Summer Reads!

Post Kiddush Discussion – Rabbi Kurtz's Book of Sermons

Enjoy one of these new books this summer from the Maxwell Abbell Library. Rav Hisda's Daughter: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery by Maggie Anton After learning the Torah by heart in third-century Babylonia, Hisdadukh is prevented from continuing with her studies because she is female and considers practicing sorcery in this new novel from the author of the Rashi's Daughters series. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to take control of their mother's food obsession and massive weight gain to save her life after their father walks out and leaves her reeling in the Chicago suburbs. Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private investigator, takes on the case of Norma Weinberger, a wealthy woman whose belongings are being pilfered by one of her staff, people she employs, trusts, cares for, and treats like family. Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer during Europe's Darkest Hour by Simon Kuper Presents a history of the Dutch soccer team Ajax during World War II, discussing how the Germans hunted down and eliminated the Jews of the Netherlands including soccer players and how soccer was still played in other European countries during the war. The Wanting by Michael Lavigne When his life perceptions are altered by injuries incurred during a suicide bus bombing, Russian architect Roman Guttman embarks on an ill-advised journey into Palestinian territory that is interspersed with diary entries by his searching 13-year-old daughter and the spirit of the suicide bomber, who agonizingly watches the havoc he has wrought.

A Wedding in Great Neck by Yona Zeldis McDonough With the whole Silverstein clan gathering in Great Neck, Long Island for her lavish, fairy-tale wedding to her former fighter pilot fiancée, Angelica discovers that her teenage niece has put the whole celebration in jeopardy.

Join Rabbi Kurtz after Shabbat Kiddush, on June 1, 2013, for a special discussion of his new book, Encountering Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Portion. He will share his methodology for creating sermons and examine, in particular, those for Parashat Shelach.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who's particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her to question her beliefs-and to wonder if his request would be murder or justice. Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes by John Rosengren This new biography shares the life story of the Detroit Tigers star who was one of the sport's few Jewish players and the contemporary of other baseball greats Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. See also: Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words by Peter Ephross and Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy.

Bet/Gimmel Awards Ceremony and Author Event The Cohen Religious School and the Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center present a special awards ceremony honoring the Bet & Gimmel “We Read” Winners on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:15pm featuring Jenny Meyerhoff author of Sami’s Sleepaway Summer. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg A sweeping, multi-generational story about twin sisters, one of whom disappears without a trace at the age of 18 in 1939, is set in the historically Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights, California, and modern-day Los Angeles.

All Bet & Gimmel students who have completed at least 5 book report forms by April 28 will receive an award and prize. Go to http://www.nssbethel.org/uploadedFiles/site/ Life_Long_Learning/Joseph_and_Mae_Gray_ Cultural_and_Learning_Center_and_Maxwell_ Abbell_Library/BetGimmelBookReport.pdf to download the form.

The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace by Alexander Stille Set against the backdrop of revolution, war, fascism and racial persecution from the 1930s and 1940s, this memoir follows the love story of the author's parents who found their religious differences both strengthening their bond and causing constant strife.

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If you have any questions, contact your Religious School teacher or Rachel Kamin at rkamin@ nssbethel.org or 847-432-8903 x242.

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Around the Synagogue Summer Shabbat Services! Scheduling is now underway for summer Shabbat morning services at Beth El. Continuing our long-standing tradition, members of the Congregation will lead these services again this summer, on the Shabbatot from June 22 through August 17. This is your opportunity to recite a haftarah, present a D'var Torah, daven P'sukei D'Zimrah, Shaharit or Musaf or lead services from the rabbi's lectern. Our professional staff is ready to assist anyone in brushing up on old skills or in acquiring new ones. Hazzan Larry Goller can assist those volunteering to daven and he or Ritual Director Mark Stadler can aid those wishing to recite a haftarah. If you want to present a D'var Torah, Rabbi Vernon Kurtz or Rabbi Michael Schwab can help you develop a topic and can guide you to sources and commentaries in English or Hebrew. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Larry Goldstein at 847-564-0926 or largolds@comcast.net.

Shalom!

Warmer weather is here, and in only four months, we will begin the High Holy Days. If you would be interested in learning the special nusach (melody by which the prayers are chanted) for the High Holy Days, now is the time to make an appointment with the Hazzan to get started. Perhaps you currently chant Torah on Shabbat and would like to learn to do so on the High Holidays? Again, please contact the Hazzan. If you already are one of our daveners, please consider brushing up with the Hazzan and contact him now to get on top of things early on. It is important to note that the several weeks immediately before Rosh Hashanah (September 4) is a very busy time for the Hazzan, so please act soon. Contact rschlosberg.nssbe@gmail.com if you have any questions.

I would like to let you know about a great opportunity to sign up for a CSA* with Primrose Valley Farm and receive your deliveries here at Beth El! When you sign up you will receive a wonderful supply of fresh produce of great quality once each week for the entire summer and early fall! Please remember that by participating you also support agriculture that is responsibly grown in concert with Jewish values. In addition, Primrose donates a significant portion of their crop to the ARK and a small portion of their revenue is also donated back to our synagogue, making it a win for everyone. To register and/or get more information, visit the Farm’s web site: http://www.primrosevalleyfarm. com making sure to fill out the "Affiliated” section of the form indicating you are from NSS Beth El. Please forward this e-mail to anyone from our community who you think might be interested. Thank you!

B’shalom,

Rabbi Michael Schwab

Learn to Chant High Holiday Services

Richard Schlosberg , Ritual Vice-President

Pine needles crunching softly under your feet, the familiar scent of eau de Cutter in the air, fingers sticky with S’more residue, and the haunting chords of the soundtrack of summertime ….

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual

Sounds of Summer songfest and campfire night Saturday, July 27th Late night Please contact Lilah Shapiro, lilahs1972@gmail.com, for additional information.

*Community Supported Agriculture is a co-op to which families subscribe for a 20 week season (June – October) during which they can choose a weekly or bi-weekly box of just-harvested vegetables and herbs that vary throughout the growing season and are delivered with consideration to the Jewish calendar cycle.

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Sisterhood Sisterhood Matters! Be Involved. Be Enriched. Be Inspired.

The Torah Fund Luncheon

Can we really be looking ahead to May and June? What a wonderful year this has been. We are happy to welcome 40 new members to Sisterhood this year, for a total of 345 members! How wonderful it feels to have so many voices, hearts and hands dedicated to expanding the knowledge of and commitment to a vibrant and vital community at Beth El. Thank you to all our Sisterhood Members who have enabled us to fulfill our mission and keep our voice strong. If you haven’t joined Sisterhood – the door is always open – we would love to have you be a part of our mission and lend your support to the work of our hands. Contact Karen Weiss at 847-432-3818. Our year is not quite over so get out those planners, calendars, iPads, and iPhones, and take note of some great opportunities in the months ahead – it’s all worth your consideration – and, yes, it’s all good!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00pm Join us to thank our dedicated teachers on Tuesday, May 21 at Noon. Solo dramatist Roberta Randall will bring us internationally acclaimed Jewish soprano Beverly Sills. $20/person if paid before May 14, 2013. $25/person if paid May 14, 2013 or after. Make checks payable to North Suburban Beth El Sisterhood. RSVP to Marilyn Lewis, 703 Kincaid, Highland Park, IL 60035.

Sisterhood Shabbat

Mishloach Manot – A Sweet Reprise We must say thank you to everyone in our Beth El Community who so graciously supported our Mislach Manot project and ordered those wonderful holiday packages. Through your support, Sisterhood continues to provide annual financial gifts to NSS Beth El Education Programs from preschool through our high school program and our College Connection. Yasher Koach to Rachel Ferber who coordinated all the details of this program and guided her incredible committee who shopped, filled Purim Bags, cut ribbon, distributed packages, packed mailing boxes, and stood by the distribution tables. Todah Rabah to: Ramona Choos, Dena Cooperman, Barbara Hochwert, Sulie Holt, Gerry Kaplan, Michelle Krawitz, Diane Levin, Susan Saper, Pam Schlosberg, Anita Spieler and Merle Tovian.

June 8, 2013 We look forward to joining our NSS Beth El Community in celebrating Shabbat. Come join us.

Coming to your mailbox this Summer By August you should receive our annual Membership Form and an order form for our annual Rosh Hashanah fund raiser. Consider sending not only “sweet as honey” greetings this year but Egreetings, too.

Michelle Krawitz, President Sisterhood

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2013–2014 Sisterhood Calendar “Renew Our Lives in the Coming Months” Let us help organize your schedule with our calendar! We include Jewish Holidays, Candle Lighting Times, Sisterhood and Synagogue Functions, NSS Beth El Religious School information as well as School and Secular Holidays. Everything you need to know is handy and accessible. New Years Greeting: “We greet our friends and members of Beth El with best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year”. Print your names as you wish it to appear on the greeting page (only the names of one family per greeting)

Name:

Phone Number:

Address: 2013-2014 Calendar ___  x  $15.00 =

Total Amount Enclosed:  $

(New Years Greeting Included) Please send your check (payable to North Suburban Beth El Sisterhood) by July 1, 2013 to: Ruth Fischer 620 Calais Circle Highland Park, IL 60035 May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Sisterhood Mah Jongg Monthly Game – May 8th at 12:45pm. Join us for a few hours of mahj fun. Donation of $5 to Sisterhood. Contact Michelle Krawitz at 847-951-4890 or email webs70@aol.com and let her know your playing level. Remember to bring your card and set if you have one.

Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club

Torah Fund News Women’s League and Sisterhood have always placed a high priority on learning; education is and always will be a fundamental necessity. You have made a difference in the lives of so many students. Your contributions have enabled rabbis, cantors, educators, and lay leaders to transmit what they have learned to the Jewish people around the world. We here at NS Beth El Sisterhood have reached our goal of $10,000.00 and sent it to JTS. Thank you to all of you who have contributed this year.

Shabbat, May 4 12:30pm The Sisterhood Torah Fund Book Club will meet on Shabbat, May 4th after Kiddush (at approximately 12:30 pm) to discuss What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander, facilitated by Rachel Kamin. In this selection, Englander writes about his own faith – and what it means to be Jewish – in stories that explore religious tension, IsraeliAmerican relations and the Holocaust. There are eight powerful stories – each dazzling in their display of language and imagination – each shows a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life. These stories affirm Nathan Englander’s place at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction.

Torah Fund Classes will continue until May 20th. On May 21st we will have a Torah Fund Luncheon to honor all our teachers. I hope to see all of you at this luncheon.

A New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Best Book of 2012, this book promises to provide the source for an engaging and lively discussion – please join us!

Sisterhood Gift Shop – Your Resource for Beautiful Judaica and Gifts The shipment is in and unpacked! Come in and see our latest additions direct from the Gift Show in New York. We have a beautiful array of gifts for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Weddings, Baby Namings, and for the Hostess as well. From an extensive collection of Judaica by renowned artists like Gary Rosenthal to our newest selection of intricate contemporary Metalace designs by Talila Abraham who handcrafts each item in her studio in Israel. Her work is unrivaled in design, inspired from the world of lace fabrics and embroidery. We also carry jewelry that is wearable works of art to jewelry that is pure whimsy and fun. From books that answer your questions on leading an observant Jewish life to kosher cookbooks on traditions in the kitchen and menus for entertaining….and so much more. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list! A visit to our Gift Shop is worth a thousand words, so please stop by: Sundays – 9:00am to 1:00pm; Mondays and Tuesdays – 10:00am to Noon. We are always open by appointment; simply call Co-chairs Diane Levin 847-571-5629 or Sulie Holt 847-558-3389; Sisterhood President, Michelle Krawitz 847-951-4890. All proceeds help support our contributions to NSS Beth El Educational Programs.

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Thank you to all recent donors: Benefactors: ($180.00 +): Dvorah Heller, Marilyn Lewis, Joyce Pollack, and Frances Zand. Contributors: ($18.00+): Lillian Charney, Rozlyn Kallish, Sally Schechter, and Edith Turner. Marilyn Lewis Torah Fund Vice President


Men's Club Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle Project For the past number of years our Men’s Club has participated in the FJMC “Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle” project. A project that our entire Congregation is aware of and in which the vast majority participate. This year Yom Hashoah took place on Sunday, April 7th, and every member of Beth El received a Yellow Candle in the mail, and took the time to recite the short prayer and light the candle. Getting that little box containing the yellow candle to each and every congregant begins months in advance. The person responsible for chairing this project, Joe Adler, reviews the past year response, membership count and places our order with FJMC for this years needs. Further, a letter from Rabbi Kurtz is mailed to all of our congregants preceding the mailing of the yellow candle. Assembling the little package to prepare for mailing has become an evening bringing together Men’s Club members, USYers and additional volunteers. The Paset Lounge becomes an assembly line. To begin, the boxes are die cut and arrive flat. They must be creased and folded to shape. Then the yellow candles together with an envelope are inserted into each box. Boxes are then closed and each one receives an address label which has been printed by our office staff. The finished “product” is then sorted by zip code, bagged and the following day brought to the post office. All of this work of preparing the mailing of the Yom Hashoah Candles took place the evening of Tuesday, March 12th, where about twenty five or more volunteers spent two hours ( this year went faster then previous years) completing the job. Most enjoyed soft drinks and pizza provided by the Men’s Club. Anyone is welcome to join in next year when it will all begin again.

Men's Club New Officer Installation Breakfast

Men's Club Golf League

On Sunday, May 5th, Rabbi Kurtz will MC the Men’s Club Installation Ceremony with the following officer slate:

The Beth El Men’s Club Wednesday 9 Hole Twilight Golf League will begin May 29th at Highland Park Country Club. Tee off time is 4:30pm. The green fees including golf cart for 12 weeks is $350. This includes the awards and Golf Dinner at the end of the season.

Rob Freeman – President Aaron Krumbein – First Vice President Michael Ezgur – Second Vice President Gordon Schwartz – Third Vice President Steve Coven – Fourth Vice President Marc Richards – Treasurer/Financial Secretary Richard Small – Recording Secretary Breakfast will begin after the 8:45am morning minyan followed by informal discussions and then the installation ceremony will take place. No cost to attend this event. Come celebrate the new Men’s Club executive board. Hope you can join us!

Men's Club International Convention Men’s Club International Convention will take place July 24-28 in Danvers, MA this year. This will be a great event and it is not too late to sign up! For more information on the convention, please contact Darryl Temkin at darryltemkin@gmail.com.

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The golf league is open to all members of the congregation. Membership to NSS Beth El Men’s Club is required. Send your check payable to NSS Beth El Men’s Club to: Ben Blumberg, 45 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035. For additional information contact Ben Blumberg at 847-433-2886 or bjbp@aol.com

Men's Club Softball Men’s Club Softball Team is forming again this year. We will participate in the Highland Park District Sunday league. Game times will vary from week to week. It is not too late to participate in the team! We are always looking for more players to come out and partake. If you want to join us or just need more information on our softball team connect with Michael Salberg at mbsalberg@ sbcglobal.net. 10


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featuring Hazzan Larry Goller The Beth El Chorale The Beth El Youth Chorale with Special Guests Hazzanim Elizabeth & Steven Berke

March- April 2013 / Adar- Iyar 5773

Tickets $7 in advance / $10 at the door Sponsor $36 (includes 2 tickets, name in program) Angel $75 (includes 4 tickets, name in program) All proceeds go to the Beth El Music Fund. Reception Following Concert For more information, please call Cheryl Swenson at 847-432-8900 x222 or visit the Beth El website: www.nssbethel.org.

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The Development Office by Nancy Kekst

Add Encountering Torah to your Bookshelf A very special book, Encountering Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Portion, has just been published by Rabbi Vernon Kurtz in honor of the 25th Anniversary of his rabbinate here at Beth El. He has chosen two sermons on almost every Torah portion and assembled them in the book. It represents his understanding not only of the lessons of Torah, but the lessons of life. It is a beautiful example of Jewish thought and contemporary book publishing. We are now excited to share Encountering Torah with the synagogue and community. Congregants who attended our Anniversary Gala on April 28th received the book at its debut at the end of the evening. As a gift to our special congregation on its 65th anniversary, every family in the congregation will receive a complimentary copy. Simply stop into the office to pick up your copy. There will also be books for sale at $25 per copy in our gift shop or via phone order in the office if you wish to purchase extra ones for your family and friends. Shipping is also available. We hope it will be an important addition to your Jewish bookshelf. We are extremely grateful to those families who stepped forward as underwriters for the book, participating in the mitzvah of kavod (honoring) for our esteemed Rabbi Vernon Kurtz and celebrating the 65th Anniversary of NSSBE. All donations for the book will go to fund current and new educational programming and scholarships which will allow for continued synagogue growth. Donations at the $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 levels received acknowledgement in the Book of Sermons. We are also grateful to the congregants who participated in the creation and editing of the books and who solicited donations for the book. Below is a complete listing of donors who helped underwrite Entercountering Torah, including those gifts under $2,500 which were acknowledged at our recent Anniversary Gala. We regret any errors or omissions; should there be any questions about this gift listing, please contact Nancy Kekst, Development Manager, at nkekst@nssbethel.org or by calling 847-432-8900 x 237. Publisher (Gifts of $10,000 and above) Wendy and Steve Abrams Annette and Jerry Blumberg Dr. Gilbert Bogen in loving memory of Rosalyn Bogen Joan and William Brodsky and Family Andrew and Gail Brown Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Cohen Larry and Barbara Field/The Field Family in memory of Eli and Dina Field and Max and Frieda Gaynes Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hecktman and Family Hochberg Family Foundation Michael and Karen Kesner and Family Karen and Mitchell Kopin and Family May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

Publisher (continued) In memory of Mania and Jacob Levitan Alissa, Jared, and Todd Neuhausen in loving memory of Benjamin and Madeline Neuhausen North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Sisterhood The Posen Family in honor of Faye, Sam, Helaine and Lawrence Posen Andrea and Ken Saffir Lynne and Howard Schechter in memory of their parents Shirley Scheinman/Lansing Family in memory of "Izzy" Lynn and Skip Schrayer Mae and Mark Spitz in memory of Stanley Liebman and Michael Liebman Editor (Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999) Harry and Harriet Bernbaum Scott and Karen Bieber Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chudacoff Carey and Cheryl Cooper and Family In memory of Janice Freedman Elise and Ira Frost, Marc, Josh and Rachel Frost Gary, David and Gabrielle Gordon and Marilyn Hirsch Arnie and Nina Harris St. Andrews Foundation established by Morris and Sara Hirsch In memory of Elaine F. Krumbein from her family and friends The Matthew Family in memory of Norman Matthew Mally and Alan Rutkoff Phyllis Shalowitz and Deborah and Bruce Cowans Sara and Michael D. Sher and Family Karyn and Bill Silverstein and Family Yadelle Sklare in memory of Robert Sklare Miriam and Morton Steinberg In honor of Leonard Weitz Designer (Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999) Sally Aaron in loving memory of Willard Aaron Susan and Joseph Ament Harvey and Jackie Barnett The Biller Family in memory of Rabbi Mordecai Simon Melvin and Lenore Blum Drs. Gordon and Carol Derman and Family Charlene and Pierre Eilian The Feinsteins-Steve, Linda, Sara, Matt, Carli and Melissa Nancy and Maury Fertig and Family Leonard and Rochelle Foxman Lynn and Michael Froy and Family Morris and June Back Frydman Dr. Paul and Eileen (Rubenstein) Goldstein and Family Mindy and Jeff Gordon and Family In memory of Raymond S. Hara Gwen, Scott, Jordan and Dana Heyman The Hochwert Family Edward J. and Ann Dee Holland and Family Joan Holland and Eli Glassman Carol and Joel Honigberg 12


The Development Office Designer (continued)

Copywriter (continued)

Copywriter (continued)

Brenda and David Jackson and Family Pearl and Joel Kagan and Family Ruth and Malvin Kaufman, Leslie and Jonathan Kind, and Laura and Scott Kaufman Edith and Bernard Kaye In memory of Alexander S. Knopfler Beth and Jeff Kopin Mitch and Sari Kovitz and Family Dr. Colman and Julie Kraff and Family Jeffrey and Roberta Kwall and Family Michael and Judy Lavin and Family Jerry and Linda Lebovitz and Family Jane and Scott Lederman and Family The Levin Family honoring Betty Ann Levin and the memory of Dr. Jacob Louis Levin Fran and Mark Levy and Family Mr. and Mrs. Lorry Lichtenstein and Family The Lidov Family in memory of Howard I. Lidov Michael and Terri Lipsitz and Family North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men's Club Janet and Gary Resnick and their children and grandchildren Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Retsky and Family Lisa, Jeff, Ben and Josh Rosenkranz The Shapiro Family (Lori, David and Sara) Fran and Jonathan Sherman and Family Margaret and Alan Silberman The Skidelsky and Winick Families Rodney and Marilyn Slutzky Robin and David Small in loving memory of Merle Mattenson Sandy Starkman and Larry Pachter Mr. and Mrs. James Stempel and Family Bobbie and Len Tenner Otto and Phyllis Hofman Waldmann Diane and Loren Weil Sheri and Sherwin Zuckerman

Jan and Brian Channon Lillian Ulman Charney Stuart and Rolly Cohen Art and Lynn Cohen Arthur and Judith Coren The Coven Family in memory of our parents Abraham and Hetty deLeeuwe Joyce and David Dlugie Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling Cal and Lana Eisenberg Alan and Susan Ellenby Michael and Wendi Ezgur Judy and Gerry Farby Harry and Arlene Feiger Phyllis Fischel and Family Ruth and Bruno Fischer Anne McDonagh and David Fishbaum Michael and Joyce Fox Robert and Beth Footlik Marcy and Robert Freeman Eenie Frost Nina and Mark Gaines and Family Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gerstein and Family Eileen and Ronald Goldberg Stacy and Jeffrey Goldsmith Ellen and Larry Goldstein Hilary and Allan Greenberg Gail and Bruce Greenspahn Maxine and Robert Greenstein The Holt Family Suzanne and Donald Horwitz and Family Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jacobs and Family Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jacobson and Family Lois and Richard Janger Chuck Kahalnik Barbara and Louis Kahn Mary and Jerome Kaltman and Family Rachel and Michael Kamin Gerry Kaplan Sandi, Naomi and Rachel Kaplan Marcia and Alan Kaplan Richard Kaufman Nancy and Larry Kekst and Family Rachel Kesner Jason Kesner and Mackenzie Snyder Dr. Kimberly and Mr. Joseph Kesner Joel Klein Myrna Kopin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Krawitz and Family Felissa Kreindler The Krent Family Ellen and Irv Kuperman Corrine and Fred Lane

Dawn and Steve Lavin Iona and Milton Levenfeld Marcy and Ken Levin The Lutz Family in memory of Michael Paulette and Edward Margulies Jeanette Massey Jackie and Michael Melinger Susan and Robert Millner Jodie and Mark Mosk Robin and David Nankin The Ohcana Family Beth Olderman Robert and Linda Paley Amy and Dennis Pessis Greg Pestine and Family Jane and Nate Pickus Debora and Michael Pinzur Frances and Joel Rabinowitz Lori and Richard Rabinowitz in honor of Rabbi Kurtz's 25th Anniversary Debra Rade Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank Elaine and Bernard Reisin Devorah and Marc Richards Rhonda and Richard Robbins Herbert Rosen Deborah and Ira Rosenberg Walter and Muriel Roth Dr. Irving H. and Betty F. Rozenfeld Rochelle and Earl Rubinoff Susan Sapir Sally Schechter Pamela and Richard Schlosberg Rabbi Michael and Erica Schwab David Y. Schwartz and Renee Hirsch and Family Gail Scully and Randall Iden Samuel and Irene Shanes Frances and Steven Shapiro and Family Marci and Keith Shapiro Robin Shartiag Debbie and Stuart Shiner Judy, Michael, Sam and Josh Smith Ernie Smolen Ronnie Jo Sokol Charles and Amy Spungen and Family Debby and Dale Strauss Gene and Nicole Terry Edith and Amos Turner Dr. and Mrs. Sherwyn Warren Carol and Stephen Weiss Brenda and Mark Wilkow Richard and Nadine Woldenberg Judith and Richard Zelin

Copywriter (Gifts below $2,499) Joyce Kamen and Ben Abraham Laurel and Barry Abramowicz and Family Susan and Joseph Adler Anonymous Greg and Leslie Apter JoAnne Blumberg Axelrod Cheryl and Ted Banks Nancy and Richard Becker Robert M. Berger Yael Mirelman and Pere Berkowitz and Family Barbara and Jack Blumberg and Family Ryan and Stephanie Blumberg Gerald and Rita Buckman Jane and Dennis Carlton Iris and Robert Center and Family May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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The Development Office B’Yachad (An annual contribution of $10,000 or more)

our fair share dues support program The Chesed Dues Program (Formerly known as Fair Share Dues) at NSSBE is designed to underwrite reduced dues – membership support for those families who are not able to afford full dues but who wish to be part of our community. The goal is to allow each member of NSSBE the opportunity to make a difference in the life of the Congregation by helping to ensure its financial future. For 65 years, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El has provided for the spiritual, educational, and life cycle needs of each generation. Our dues structure is designed to encourage membership, and has always been a vital part of our financial structure. But dues paid to NSSBE cover less than 50% of our annual operating budget. Approximately 20% of our membership is on reduced dues due to financial hardship. It is up to those of us who can afford it to help support those who cannot. This is the spirit of our people, the community that keeps our congregation vibrant. The Chesed Dues Program is an ongoing program designed to help close the gap in our budget by increasing annual dues revenue. For 2013, we are altering the timing our annual Chesed Campaign by including the opportunity to donate at the time members pay their annual dues, this spring and early summer. Your dues statement will include a line for you to make your Chesed pledge. It just feels right for you to make a donation to help others afford to be a part of our community membership at the same time you are renewing your membership. When your dues statement arrives this month, if you can, simply voluntarily increase the amount of dues you pay each year to a level that reflects your ability to further support the NSSBE Community. Your participation in this program is vital. While we have reduced our budget by over 14% in the past four years, we still need additional support. Chesed Dues allow us to maintain a dues structure that invites people to join our congregational family, helps us to close the gap between our dues revenue and the cost of running the synagogue, and aids us in sustaining and expanding vital programs and services for our congregation. As always, gifts will be recognized on the Chesed Dues plaque in the synagogue foyer and in the Bulletin in the categories set out on the card. The following is a complete listing of donors who contributed to our Chesed Program in 2012. We regret an errors or omissions; should there be any questions about this gift listing, please contact Nancy Kekst, Development Manager, at nkekst@ nssbethel.org or by calling 847-432-8900 x 237. May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Biller Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brown Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Foxman

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kesner Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Saffir Mr. & Mrs. Skip Schrayer Mr. & Mrs. Sherwin Zuckerman

Benefactor ($1,500 and over) Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Eisenberg Mr. & Mrs. Philip Glass Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hefter Mr. Lorry Lichtenstein & Mrs. Cara Mendes Lichtenstein

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Newman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Alan Silberman Mr. & Mrs. David Small

Guarantor ($1,000 to $1,499) Dr. Gilbert Bogen Mrs. Ramona Choos Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Donald Chudacoff Mr. & Mrs. Harry Feiger Dr. Gary Gordon & Mrs. Marilyn Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hochberg Mrs Joan Holland & Mr. Eli Glassman

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Honigberg Ms. & Mrs. Steven Lavin Mrs. Ronnie Robbins Mrs. Yadelle Sklare Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Tenner Mr. & Mrs. Howard Turner Mr. & Mrs. David Weinberg

Donor ($750 to $999) Mr. & Mrs. Julio Gesklin Dr. & Mrs. Colman Kraff

Mrs. Mildred Lidov

Patron ($500 to $749) Mr. & Mrs. Steve Abrams Mr. & Mrs. William Brodsky Mr. & Mrs. David Dlugie Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Goodman Drs. David Gross & Lisa Newman-Gross Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gross

Mr. Andrew & Dr. Laurie Hochberg Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Kovitz Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rubinoff Mr. & Mrs. Alan Rutkoff Mr. & Mrs. Charles Shapiro Mr. Ernest Smolen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Spitz

Sustainer ($250 to $499) Dr. & Mrs. Myron Block Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Blumberg Mr. & Mrs. Jack Blumberg Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Coren Mr. & Mrs. Stanton Derdiger Dr. & Mrs. Steven Feinstein Mr. & Mrs. Maury Fertig 14

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Fishbein Mrs. Ethel Friefeld Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fox Mr. & Mrs. Ira Frost Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goldman Mr. & Mrs. Larry Goldsmith Mr. & Mrs. Larry Goldstein


The Development Office Sustainer (continued) Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Greenspahn Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kafenshtok Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Kiferbaum Mrs. Myrna Kopin Mr. Lionel Kramer Mr. & Mrs. Harold Krent Professors Jeffrey & Roberta Kwall Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Lasin Mr. Sheldon Lavin Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lederman Mr. & Ms. Benjamin Leshem Mr. & Mrs. Steven Levin Mr. Lawrence Lidov Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lidov Mr. & Mrs. Zachary Lindon Dr. & Mrs. Edward Margulies Mr. & Mrs. Michael Melinger Mr. & Mrs. Elliot Mirman

Mr. Larry Pachter & Ms. Sandy Starkman Mr. & Mrs. Marc Richards Mr. & Mrs. Fred Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schlosberg Mr. David Schwartz & Mrs. Renee Hirsch Mr. Gordon Schwartz & Ms. Dawn Sidney Dr. & Mrs. David Smiley Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Stern Dr. & Mrs. Sherwyn Warren Mr. & Mrs. Loren Weil Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wexler Mr. & Mrs. Adam Winick Mr. & Mrs. Richard Woldenberg Dr. Frances Lee Zand & Mr. Pendri Shalem Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Zessar

Supporter ($36 to $249) Mr. & Mrs. David Crasko Dr. Steven Fitzgerald & Dr. Mimi Lutwak Mr. & Mrs. Robert Footlik Dr. & Mrs. Craig Gerstein Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Goldberg Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Gray Mr. Randall Iden & Ms. Gail Scully Ms. Sherry Kantar Mrs. Gerry Kaplan Mrs. Marlene Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kekst Ms. Rachel Kraft Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Krumbein

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Leeds Mr. & Mrs. Richard Long Mrs. Zella Ludwig Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Milton Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Perkins Mr. & Mrs. Ira Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Rosenkranz Mrs. Reena Schiffman Dr. David Shapiro & Ms. Lori Stark Mr. & Mrs. Michael Shartiag Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Sherman Ms. Ann Siegel Mrs. Miriam Tabachnik Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wirth

Together with B'Yachad B'yachad is a Hebrew word meaning "together". At NSSBE, we call people to gather together collectively, because the sum is so much greater the parts of the whole. This rich word takes on a greater unity when you consider it is a group of our most generous synagogue donors, who have joined together in B’Yachad to support NSSBE at the highest donor level. The B’Yachad donor level was created by our leadership several years ago as an (almost)* all inclusive giving level which would help generous donors make one gift to the synagogue to cover their largest expenses and gifts – Annual dues, Kol Nidre Appeal, Chesed Dues (Formerly Fair Share) and tickets to the Annual Fundraising Event. Their generosity assists the synagogue in the most basic and necessary way – helping us meet our annual budgetary needs. These unrestricted funds help make NSSBE work smoothly, enables innovation, and provides fuel for growth. It unlocks potential and better allows us to get down to business. We honor those congregants who have banded together to as B’Yachad Donors for 2012. Words cannot express our gratitude for their very generous participation in our B’Yachad dues level program at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El this year. They are role models in our community. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Biller Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brown Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Foxman

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kesner Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Saffir Mr. & Mrs. Skip Schrayer Mr. & Mrs. Sherwin Zuckerman

We invite other congregants to join the B’Yachad giving level for 2013. A one-time pledge of $10,000 or more to the synagogue covers: •  Synagogue dues •  Kol Nidre Appeal donation •  Chesed Dues donation •  Two tickets to our annual Gala event •  Recognition on the Annual Giving Donor Wall *(B’Yachad level membership benefits do not include religious school enrollment fees, any extra High Holiday tickets, memorial book, small donations or fees for synagogue dinners or classes.) Participation at the B’Yachad level is especially meaningful as it displays reverence for the Synagogue, the Rabbis and everything we do to make our synagogue a special community. Without this generous level of support, we would not be able to continue our fine programming and resources at the highest level. It helps us shine as a beacon in the Conservative Movement. Your belief in our synagogue is not taken lightly; we are truly appreciate of your ongoing assistance and honored to be a part of your lives. For information about enrolling in the B’Yachad Membership program for this coming membership year, please contact Nancy Kekst, Development Manager, at nkekst@nssbethel.org or by calling 847-432-8900 x 237.

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Jack & Mildred Cohen Religious School and Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School M'Shulchan Hamenahelet The academic year is winding down. The year was filled with learning, discovery and joy. I would like to thank the clergy, the Beth El professional and support staff, the teachers, the youth professionals, the madrikhim, and all the volunteers for your dedication and commitment. You are all involved in a sacred task of educating the next generation of Jewish children and youth and you have proven time and again that you take this task very seriously. Many thanks for the continued support of the lay leadership of the synagogue, Andrew Brown, members of the Board of Education, and members of both school committees. Special thanks to Gail Scully, the Vice President of Education for being a great advocate of the schools. Thank you to Rayna Forman for helping ensure the smooth running of the schools. Thank you to the hard-working custodians for keeping the schools tidy day after day. Great thanks go to all parents for sharing your most precious possessions. Beth El students are a source of pride to all of us. I truly enjoyed getting to know them by way of teaching them, talking to them in the hallways, davening, singing with them, or just watching them being what they are - happy and wonderful Jewish kids.

Mazel Tov ! Mazel Tov to the following Cohen Religious School Seventh Grade Students who finished the Gesher program and are entitled to be admitted as students in the Sokol Hebrew High School: Emily Aronin

Deena Krawitz

Lucy Cohen

Elliot Lewis

Gabriella Cooperman

William Morton

Charlie Ezgur

Allison (Allie) Pine

Mae Garland

Haley Rubin

James Gordon

Sarah Shiner

Emma Halfin

Ean Small

Ashley Hendler

Dana Steinberg

Nancy Iden

Sarah Tenner

Emily Kaplan

Hannah Wirth

Maya Kaufman

Joshua Zoldan

A few pieces of exciting news:

•  This summer we will be offering individual tutoring for students in the Cohen Religious School. Stacy Daybook will be the teacher. Please call the school office if you would like your child to be tutored for part or all summer. •  The CRS and SHHS were awarded a Ma’alot grant; the money will be used to run Israel programs. •  Several teachers will be involved in professional development activities during the summer. Two Hebrew teachers will attend the Tal Am Seminar in New Jersey. •  Dr. Joyce Witt was elected to participate at the Poland Academy Summer Seminar (PASS). The Seminar was designed for American educators who will be working in collaboration with the group of Polish teachers developing educational materials for the future Museum of the History of Polish Jews scheduled to be open next fall. Mazal Tov to Joyce for this important accomplishment. I wish the teachers a meaningful learning experience.

Online school registration begins Wednesday, May 1 and continues throughout Monday, July 1. Please register early by going to Beth El website; it only takes a few minutes. Your help is greatly appreciated as we need to order books, school supplies and other materials for next year. The first day of School for both CRS and SHHS is Sunday, September 8, 2013. I wish you a restful and safe summer. Please stay in touch, the school office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 847432-8900, ext. 227 or e-mail me at agejman@nssbethel.org.

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Mazal Tov to the following Sokol Hebrew High School Graduates: Daniella Alscher

Liza Kraff

Matthew Aronoff

Joseph Kreindler

Sasha Becker

Ari Krumbein

Adam Bernstein

Adam Lewis

Bryan Biller

Jacob Lissoos

Heidi Blumenthal

Matthew Sherman

Danielle Doppelt

Noa Ohcana

Jane Fox

Madeline Pine

Ariel Freeman

Martin Saps

Jeremy Frisch

Shira Shartiag

Jacqueline Kaplan

Elie Small

Elyssa Kaufman

Oren Spungen

Mazal Tov to the following students who were granted an Israel Scholarship: Shelly Dekalo

Shira Shartiag

Pamela Kekst

Adam Lewis

Noa Ohcana

Daniella Alscher

Ari Krumbein

Heidi Blumenthal

Tamar Grey

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Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Pre-School “Teachers teach more by what they are than what they say.”  Proverbs When prospective parents inquire about our pre-school they usually ask what distinguishes us from the other schools in this area. There are many reasons you would want to send your pre-schooler here. In no special order the list would include: •  Being a part of the premier synagogue on the North Shore. •  Having the use of this wonderful building including the Field Family Sanctuary, Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural and Learning Center, Grossinger Brickman Activity Center and the Steinberg Pre-School. •  Our beautiful playground, set on Lake Michigan – where we can experience nature and the changing seasons as well as run and climb. •  Our state of the art Early Childhood Jewish developmental curriculum including methods from Reggio Emilia, Howard Gardner and Creative Curriculum. •  Many positive interactions with the Rabbis and Hazzan and other members of the professional staff. •  Scheduled visits with our Shabbat Music Specialist, Music and Movement Specialist, Art Teacher, Librarian and Social Worker. •  Terrific children and wonderful families who participate in an active Parent Auxiliary. •  Teachers who are committed to Early Childhood Jewish Education and the children and families who they care so much about. This list could be much longer and I invite you to visit us and see our program in action. I ended this list with our teaching staff because it is our amazing teachers that help to make this school so unique. One of these special teachers, Libby Goldenberg, is about to retire and I want you to know more about Libby and join us in honoring her for her 30 plus years of dedicated teaching at Beth El. Libby currently teaches one of our Pre –Kindergarten classes. After all her years of working you would think that she would “take it easy” and use the same curriculum she has for the past years but that is not Libby’s style. Libby is the first teacher here each day. She is always trying new methods and is a life long learner. She treats each child as if they were her own (she believes they are) and she respects each child as an individual. She has the most amazing kind way of talking to children and she truly listens to what they say to her. At the end of the day she is planning for the next day and takes great pride in each

child’s accomplishments. Libby is not only a team player, she is a leader. She took over as the Acting-Director of this school when she was called upon. While she is much more comfortable in the classroom, she did an exemplary job in a very challenging situation. She was my mentor when I came to Beth El. I continue to call upon her for her expertise and invaluable guidance. She is very generous with her knowledge and has shown the way for many of her fellow teachers. Over the years Libby has touched so many families from our synagogue and the community. I know there are many who could tell their “Libby” stories. On June 4th at our Teachers’ Appreciation Luncheon we will be honoring Libby. While we will miss her on a daily basis, we are all very happy that she will now have more time to spend with her husband Jay, her daughters, her son-in-law and especially her grandchildren. She has promised that she will visit us on a regular basis. I am sure you join me in thanking Libby Goldenberg for her giving spirit and dedication and wish her good health and happiness. Please call Caron Knopoff at 847-432-2830 or email cknopoff@comcast.net for more information about our preschool and camp to schedule a tour. Caron Knopoff Steinberg Pre-School Director

Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, June 4th, 12:00 PM Please join the Paul S. & Sylvia Steinberg Preschool as we say thank-you and farewell to Libby Goldenberg. This year’s annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will feature a special tribute to Libby Goldenberg on the occasion of retirement. The families of all former students are invited to join us for this special thank-you and to share your memories to contribute to our special tribute. Please contact Lilah Shapiro, lilahs1972@gmail.com, if you’d like to participate or for additional information.

Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School May – Iyar/Sivan 5773

Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School May – Iyar/Sivan 5773

May 8

Last Gesher Class Author Event – Bet & Gimmel Beth El Spring Music Festival

May 5

Sunday

Gesher Students to Visit SHHS Classes

May 12

Sunday

Sokol Hebrew High School Graduation

Wednesday

May 10

Friday

Gesher Dinner

May 14

Tuesday

No Conversational Hebrew – Erev Shavuot

May 15

Wednesday

Shavuot – No School

May 19

Sunday

Field Trip to the Chicago History Museum Followed by a Lunch at a Kosher Restaurant

May 19

Sunday

Last Day for Students Attending Sunday Only

May 22

Wednesday

Last Day of School

May 21

Tuesday

Last Conversational Hebrew Class

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Kol No'ar The Voice of the Youth–Beth El's Youth Community The Beth El Youth Community would like to congratulate the BEANS USYers for doing a fantastic job on the Purim Carnival and all of the USY Megillah readers. BEANS would also like to thank everyone who bought hamentaschen for our Tikkun Olam Fundraiser. With the funds we raised from hamentaschen sales and Purim Carnival ticket sales and auction bids, BEANS was able to donate more than $5,000 to our Tikkun Olam Fund. BEANS is on their way to win International USY TO Award for largest contribution again! BEANS Youth Community is a great way to make new friends, hang out with old ones, and have an awesome time. Still not a member of Beth El’s award winning youth community? It’s never too late. Contact Sam Isenstein, Youth Community Director, at siesntein@nssbethel.org or at 847-432-8900 ext. 214 for more information regarding membership or any other questions regarding the Beth El Youth Community.

Kadimaniks Cosmic Bowling

Beth El Youth Community Awards and Installations Night Thursday, May 30th 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Dessert Reception. Come honor our Old and New Kadima and USY Board members, seniors and staff! We will be awarding our annual Kadamnik and USYer of the year, Membership, Youth Leadership and the Lori Greenberg Awards! All members of the Beth El Youth Community and their families are invited!

Save the Date!  Sunday, August 25th. BEANS Kadima and USY are off to Six Flags Great America.

USY Chocolate Seder May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Kol No'ar The Voice of the Youth–Beth El's Youth Community Upcoming Programs and Events! BEANS USY

Kadima

Shalom Club

Tuesday, May 7th– At 7:00pm there will be a Mandatory Parent and Candidate Election information meeting in the Youth Lounge. This meeting is required for all USYers who will be running for BEANS Executive Board for the 2013-2014 school year.

Wednesday, May 1st–There will be a Kadima Board Meeting from 6:15–8:00pm (After CRS). Dinner will be served.

Saturday, May 4th–Shalom Club will have its final Shabbat Lunch and Games. Meet in the Youth Lounge after Services (aprox. Noon). Lunch will be $5. Please pay before or after Shabbat.

Tuesday, May 14th – Join USY and Teen Minyan for a night of learning starting Erev Shavuot. There will be many interesting learning sessions and lots of snacks. More details on learning sessions to come! Saturday, May 18th (after Shabbat)–USY will be having a Dive In. Meet at Beth El at 9:15pm for Havdallah. Please bring your own towel. $15 for members, $25 for non members, Free with Activity Pass.

Saturday, May 18th–Kadima will have a backyard “Drive In”. We will be showing a movie outside of Beth El, under the stars. Bring a sleeping back or blanket to sit on. 9:30–11:00pm. $5 or Free with Activity Pass!

Thursday, May 30th –Awards and Installations Night will be at 6:30pm with a Dessert Reception. Come find out who will win USYer of the Year, Kadimanick of the Year and many other awards! We will also honor our outgoing and incoming officers and say L’hitraot to our seniors.

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Tuesday, May 28th –The Old Board/New Board meeting will be from 7:00–9:00pm in the Horowitz-Hoffman Youth Lounge!

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Tuesday, May 21st– BEANS USY Elections will be held from 7:00 – 9:00pm in the Horowitz-Hoffman Youth Lounge! You must be a member in good standing to vote!

Wednesday, May 8th–Kadima will have an Amazing Race-Shavuot Style Lounge night from 6:15–7:30pm. Afterwards, there will be the Kadimanik and Parent Meeting 7:30–8:00pm for all Kadimaniks who would like to be on Kadima Board next year. *5th graders are encouraged to come to Kadima’s last lounge night of the year! 5th graders are also welcome and encouraged to be on Kadima board next year as 6th graders.

M&M Club Sunday, May 5th–M&M Club will have Mister Kipley: Magic and Puppets present “Moo-Moo & The Magic Butterfly” from 11:15am–12:45pm. Lunch will be provided. $10 per child or Free with Activity Pass. Parents are invited to stay! Please RSVP to Sam at sisenstein@nssbethel.org Saturday, May 18th– M&M Club will have their last Shabbat Lunch and Games of the year. Lunch will be $5. Please pay before or after Shabbat.

Wednesday, May 29th–Kadima’s New Board meeting. 6:30–8:00pm. Dinner will be provided.

USY Basketball take 2nd place in the CHUSY Basketball League May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

Wednesday, May 22nd–Join Shalom Club for their end of the year bash (after CRS) from 6:15–7:30pm. We will be celebrating the end of the year and Summer! Dinner will be provided. Meet in the Zell Activity Room for Dinner. $5 or Free with Activity Pass. Please RSVP to Sam at sisenstein@nssbethel.org.

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Social Action In Action Thoughts on Social Action Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, Chair Social Action Committee Hopefully you will find yourself reading this article on a sunny spring day where memories of winter seem distant. I invite you, however, to recall the beautiful coming together of our Beth El community at the Social Action Committee’s fourth annual Mitzvah Day last February. Though temperatures were cold, the warmth emanating from 1175 Sheridan road was palpable. What a huge success! I am thrilled to report that over 250 Beth El members came together to learn about the amazing work of Family Promise, an organization which assists various churches and synagogues in the North Shore to open their doors to homeless families and help them find stable jobs and get back into their own homes. This is a program I hope to explore with our Social Action Committee so that Beth El can join in this important network. Everyone then broke away into groups which made hundreds of blankets for seriously ill children in area hospitals through Project Linus; stocked and organized the shelves of the Chicago Chesed Fund; sent ‘Baby Shower in a Box’ packages for expectant Military moms through our Troop Support project; gave joy to residents of the Brentwood Seniors’ Center by bringing their beloved pets to residents to visit and play; packed hundreds of pounds of food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank; others made 200 lunches for homeless youth served by Chicago’s Night Ministry and yet another group disinfected toys for the Highland Park Community Nursery and helped keep kids protected during flu season. It was a proud moment indeed and I thank you all for your openness, your generosity and time. I look forward to Mitzvah Day 2014. Special thanks to our Mitzvah Committee: Laurie Hochberg & Beth Olderman – Project Linus Jan Channon – Troop Support Fran Pine & Minde Korman – Seasoned Citizens Rocky Rubinoff & Dina Lisoos – Brown Bags for Night Ministry Mira Temkin – Stock, Shop and Shelve for Chicago Chesed Fund Sulie Holt & Diane Levin – Packers for Northern Illinois Food Bank Jill Bernstein & Amy Zisook – Clean for Kids Programs sponsored by the Social Action Committee traditionally slow down in the summer months but the brainstorming never stops. I am looking forward to coming up with creative programming ideas and will keep you apprised of any new project ideas that pop up through our enewsletter. Join the Friends of Social Action Committee email list to stay in touch. Email me at jkottwolle@hotmail.com to join the list or volunteer. Have a wonderful summer!

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Todah Rabbah

We are grateful for the following contributions:

Rabbi Kurtz's Discretionary Fund

- In honor of Aaron Jackson becoming a Bar Mitzvah - William and Iris Garmisa

- In memory of Cary Grant, beloved brother Burton and Joan Grant

- In honor of the birth of Bruce and Gail Greenspahn's grandson, Leo - Robert and Marsha Weinstein

- In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Karen Weiss - Ronald and Eileen Goldberg

- In honor of Corky and Fred Lane's greatgrandchild - Ruth Burack

- In memory of Charlene Lavin, beloved sister Leonard Sherman

- In honor of Ean Small becoming a Bar Mitzvah - James and Gabrielle Zitnick

- In memory of Debra Boornstein, beloved mother of Brian Boorstein - Robert and Marsha Weinstein and Beth Weinstein

- In honor of Joey Schrayer becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Joel and Ellen Erlichman - Michael and Cecille Silver - Gail and Brian Boorstein

- In memory of Dora Holland, beloved motherin-law - Joan Holland and Eli Glassman - In memory of Dr. Sherwin A. Fox, beloved father - Nadine and Rick Woldenberg

- In honor of Marc Frost's marriage - Ronald and Eileen Goldberg

- In memory of Edith Hymanson Weiss, Rev. Rubin Hymanson and Rebecca Weiss - Karen Weiss

- In honor of Rabbi Kurtz - Jenna and Murray Massey - Edward and Paulette Margulies

- In memory of Edwin Schwartz, beloved husband of Myrna Schwartz and beloved father of Lynn Froy - Bertelle Meyers - Larry and Ellen Goldstein

- In honor of Rabbi Kurtz's 25th anniversary at NSS Beth El - Judith Sarnat - Cary and Marlene Sokolec - Peggi Acker, Gilbert, Marion, John and Sara

- In memory of Eli Oliff, beloved father - Joel and Basia Retsky

- In honor of Rachel Greenbaum's 75th birthday - Arnie and Marilyn Berman

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Mark and Nina Gaines - Burton and Julie Ehrlich

- In honor of Rob Freeman's 50th birthday Ronald and Eileen Goldberg - In memory of Abe Baker, beloved father of Gail Boorstein - Robert and Marsha Weinstein and Beth Weinstein - Paul and Vicki Morton

- In memory of Erich Hamburger, beloved uncle - Otto Waldmann and Phyllis Hofman Waldmann - In memory of Esther Pessis, beloved mother Dennis and Amy Pessis

- In memory of Alice Genis, beloved sister Amos and Edith Turner

- In memory of Esther Schlutz and with appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - Melvyn and Ann Leslie Nadler

- In memory of Anna Mioni, beloved motherin-law - Joan Holland and Eli Glassman - In memory of Anna Natovich, beloved mother-in-law - Leonard Sherman

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Bob and Millie Weber - Cecille and Mark Silver - Annette and Jerry Blumberg

- In memory of Beatrice Sherman, beloved mother - Leonard Sherman - In memory of Benjamin Rubinstein, beloved father - Sherwin and Odette Rubinstein

- In memory of Gloria and Fredric Rivkin, beloved parents and Samuel Resnick, beloved father - Alan and Susan Resnick

- In memory of Bernard Kaplan, beloved husband of Jean Kaplan - Maurice and Sandra Raizes

- In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - Lynn Weitz - The Rubinoff Family

- In memory of Bertha Kraft, beloved mother Mr. Donald Kraft - In memory of Betty Allswang, beloved mother of Nancy Gooze - Irwin and Marsha Pearlman

- In memory of Hyman Field, beloved grandmother - Phillip and Sandra Cooper

- In memory of Betty Cooper, beloved mother Phillip and Sandra Cooper May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Todah Rabbah Rabbi Kurtz's Discretionary Fund (continued)

- In memory of Jack Landsman, beloved father of Lois Moss - Gregory and Lois Moss

- In memory of Ruth Carter Lidawer - Robert and Anne Kaplan

- In memory of Jacquelyn Labow - Howard Labow

- In memory of Lester Sadoff, beloved brother Michael and Phyllis Sadoff

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Renee Bearak - Paul and Vicki Morton - Robert and Sharon Abrams - Ira and Sandra Rosenthal - Karen Ury - Loren and Diane Weil - Lisa Cohen

- In memory of Lillian Rabatsky, beloved wife Mr. Melvin Rabatsky

- In memory of Sam Sadoff, beloved father Michael and Phyllis Sadoff

- In memory of Lola Nortman, beloved mother of Marlene Rubenstein - Barbara and David Lansing and Family - Gerald Lapins

- In memory of Sam Wise, beloved husband Zena Wise

- In memory of Martin Maiman, beloved father and grandfather - Steven and Linda Feinstein

- In memory of Stewart Freifeld - Marilyn Freifeld

- In memory of Janet Robbin, beloved mother of Karen Benson - Judith Sarnat - In memory of Jennie Reisin, beloved mother Bernard and Elaine Reisin - In memory of Joyce Hazelkorn, beloved sisterSharon Moss

- In memory of Max Eckerling, beloved father Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling - In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Terri and Michael Lipsitz - William and Wendy Lipsman - Andrea and Ben Leshem - Howard and Mindy Bain - Lorna Greenspahn - William and Iris Garmisa - Annette and Jerry Blumberg - Hetty De Leeuwe - Harris and Sharon Goldenberg - Karen Weiss - In memory of Mollie Sered, beloved mother Melvin and Hedy Sered - In memory of Morris Cooper, beloved father Phillip and Sandra Cooper - In memory of Morris Elbaum, beloved fatherNeal and Ann Rosen - In memory of Norlie Feinstein, beloved father and grandfather - Steven and Linda Feinstein - In memory of Norman Chudacoff, beloved brother - Donald and Lois Chudacoff - In memory of Ophira Ben-Arieh, beloved mother of Galya Ruffer - Shayle and Heidi Patzik - In memory of Robert M. Kupchick, beloved husband - Ruth Kupchick - In memory of Roma Kaltman, beloved mother - Jerome and Mary Kaltman - In memory of Roslyn Greenfield, beloved wife - Milton Greenfield May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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- In memory of Sidney Feinstein, beloved father - Arthur and Lynn Cohen

- In memory of Susanne Spellberg, beloved mother of Alan Spellberg - Karen Weiss - In memory of Sylvia Orlove - David and Donna Rubin - In memory of Zena Cohen, beloved mother Michael Levin and Gigi Cohen - Wishing complete & speedy recovery to Bryna Kurtz - Gail and Brian Boorstein and Family - Marvin & Sara Siegel - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Barbara Lansing - Gail and Bruce Greenspahn - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Roz Ebstein - Harris and Sharon Goldenberg - With appreciation for G-d's blessings Ronald and Eileen Goldberg - With appreciation and given in gratitude for two great years - Andrew and Gail Brown - With appreciation to NSS Beth El's sponsorship of the JUF Israel Solidarity Day at Ravina - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman - With appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz for your wise counsel, support and ongoing concern during Mildred Starkman's illness, funeral and shiva - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman - With appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - Susan and Alan Resnick


Todah Rabbah

We are grateful for the following contributions:

Rabbi Schwab's Discretionary Fund

- In memory of Burton Rosenberg, beloved father - Scott and Maureen Chaikin

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, my Lederer and Lauri Zessar Bernard and Edith Kaye

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved motherDavid and Barbara Lansing

- In memory of Roselyn Maurer, beloved mother - Jeffrey and Michele Glass

- In memory of Esther Schlutz and with appreciation to Rabbi Schwab - Melvyn and Ann Leslie Nadler

- In memory of Sadie Spieler, beloved motherin-law - Anita Spieler

- In memory of Esther Schultz, beloved mother of Leslie Nadler - Judy Isenberg

- In memory of Sanford Rossen, beloved fatherElliot and Anne Rossen

- In memory of Gladys Schreiber, beloved mother; Sol Ben Benzion, beloved father; and Shirley Gottleib, beloved mother - Leon and Linda Gottlieb

- In memory of Sharon Glover, beloved motherSteven and Susan Glover - In memory of Steven Wirth, beloved brother of Alexis Stoltze - Barry and Alexis Stoltze

- In memory of Herman Meyer, beloved stepfather - Melvin and Hedy Sered

- In memory of Terry Goldenberg, beloved mother - Bruce and Gail Greenspahn

- In memory of Janet Robbin, beloved mother of Karen Benson - Bernard and Edith Kaye

- With appreciation and given in gratitude for two great years - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In memory of Joan Zweifler, beloved mother David and Robin Nankin

- With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab - Alice Gross - Matthew and Victoria Zell - Susan and Alan Resnick

- In memory of Lazar Elkin, beloved father Anita Spieler - In memory of Louis Goldstein, beloved grandfather - Paul and Eileen Goldstein

- With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab for Jonah's service in Jerusalem - Adam Miller and Michelle Gooze-Miller

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Sherwyn and Irvina Warren

- With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab for your special friendship with Mildred Starkman,your support and ongoing concern during her illness, funeral and shiva - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

- In memory of Mollie Rich, beloved mother Harold Olshansky Trust - In memory of Morris Wilk, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather - Roger and Ronnie Wilk - In memory of Nathan Pinsof, beloved father Loren and Diane Weil

Hazzan's Discretionary Fund

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - David and Barbara Lansing

- With appreciation and given in gratitude for two great years - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In memory of Janet Robbin, beloved mother and with appreciation to Hazzan Goller David and Karen Benson

- With appreciation to Hazzan Goller - Z. Samuel and Judith Bernstein

- In memory of Julius Juron, beloved father Marvin and Joyce Juron

Andrew and Gail Brown Technology Endowment Fund

- In honor of Aaron Jackson becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Ean Small becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Dana Steinberg becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Elliott Lewis becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Deena Krawitz becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Emily Kaplan becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

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Todah Rabbah Andrew and Gail Brown Technology Endowment Fund (continued)

- In honor of Hanna Wirth becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Mae Garland becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Joseph Schrayer becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

- In honor of Stella Garland becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Andrew and Gail Brown

Ann and Jack Weinberg Holocaust Memorial Education Fund

- In memory of Ann Weinberg, beloved mother and Bubbie - Joel and Pearl Kagan

Ba'al Korei Institute Fund

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Gerald and Adrienne Lasin

Ben and Marion Drachler Scholarship Endowment Fund

- In memory of Ben Drachler, beloved father A. Michael and Nancy Drachler

Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School Fund

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Judith Sarnat

Beth El Camp Scholarship Fund

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Bobbie Tenner - In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Saul and Leah Silverstein - In memory of William Spellberg, beloved father of Alan Spellberg - The Hochberg Family

Camp Ramah General Scholarship Endowment Fund

- In memory of Elizabeth Goldenberg, beloved mother - Harris and Sharon Goldenberg

Capital Improvement Fund

- In memory of Betty Allswang, beloved mother of Nancy Gooze - Marcy and Ken Levin - In memory of John Lissoos, beloved father Trevor and Dina Lissoos

Continuing Education Fund

- In memory of Sidney Starkman, beloved father and Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother - Sandy Starkman, Larry, Uri and Avarm Pachter

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- In memory of Hazzan Alan Smolen, beloved son - Ernest Smolen

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Sue and Sol Lerner - Jill Davis - Tom and Wendy Reiman - Shirly Hurst-Susman

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Marcy and Kenneth Levin


Todah Rabbah

We are grateful for the following contributions:

Edward S. Frank Israel Study Memorial Endowment Fund

- In honor of Nessia Frank's birthday - Ben and Wendy Frank - Ruthie Frank Polcino

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy StarkmanGerry Kaplan

Gertrude Lederman Family Continuing Education Program Fund

- In honor of Jeff Kwall's birthday and in honor of the engagement of Shana Kwall to Andrew Hill - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Bob and Millie Weber - Aliza and Michael Drumm

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Eileen and Dov Kahana

- In memory of Molly Bayliss, beloved mother of Alvin Bayliss - Elise and Ira Frost

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Philip and Ellen Glass

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar Ellen and Philip Glass

Glass/Goldman Endowment Program Fund

- In memory of Nicole Eisenberg - Ellen and Philip Glass

Irving and Janet Robbin Scholar-in-Residence Program Endowment Fund

- In memory of Janet Robbin, beloved mother of Karen Benson - Sandi Kaplan - Steven and Frances Shapiro

Israel Scholarship Fund

- In honor of the birth of Bruce and Gail Greenspahn's grandson, Ryder Irwin Greenspahn - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

- With appreciation to Fran Shapiro for your caring role as Shiva coordinator for Mildred Starkman - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman - With appreciation to Karen Kesner for your caring role as Shiva Coordinator for Mildred Starkman - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

- In honor of the birth of Leo Cole Fischer Sandy Starkman, Larry, Uri and Avarm Pachter - In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk; may her memory be for a blessing - Sandy Starkman, Larry, Uri and Avarm Pachter - In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing; may her memory always be for a blessing - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School Gift Fund

- In honor of Bernard and Edith Kaye's 60th anniversary - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In memory of Edwin Schwartz, beloved husband of Myrna Schwartz and beloved father of Lynn Froy - Harry and Arlene Feiger - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In honor of Mark and David's 30 year anniversary - Howard and Lois Hirschfield - In memory of Bernard Kaplan, beloved husband of Jean Kaplan - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In memory of Beverly Baum, beloved sister Howard and Lois Hirschfield

- In memory of Jack Hirschfield, beloved brother - David and Pamela Hirschfield

- In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Howard and Sandra Turner May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Todah Rabbah Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School Gift Fund (continued)

- In memory of Jack Hirschfield, beloved son Howard and Lois Hirschfield

- In memory of Phyllis Senescu, beloved mother - Stuart and Marlene Senescu

- In memory of Lola Nortman, beloved mother of Marlene Rubenstein - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In memory of Seymour Hirschfield - Howard and Lois Hirschfield

- In memory of Neil Levinson, beloved brotherDavid and Pamela Hirschfield - In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Howard and Sandra Turner

Jean T. and Morton Bernstein Camp Ramah Endowment Fund

- In memory of Rebecca Benson, our beloved daughter - David and Karen Benson

Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural and Learning Center Fund

- In memory of Betty Allswang, beloved mother of Nancy Gooze - Michael and Judith Lavin - In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Michael and Judith Lavin - In memory of Ephraim Goldstein, beloved father - Michael Goldstein - In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Harry and Arlene Feiger - In memory of Joseph Myles, beloved father Daniel and Susan Hoseman - In memory of Leonard Kolber, beloved father of Susan Goodman - Robert and JoEllen Lidov

- Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Bryna Kurtz - Howard and Sandra Turner - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Larry Weiner - Howard and Sandra Turner - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Lois Janger - Howard and Sandra Turner

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Frank and Ruth Stern - Michael and Judith Lavin - In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Michael and Judith Lavin - In memory of Rose Sher, beloved great grandmother - Michael and Sara Sher - In memory of Rose Steinberg, beloved mother - Theodore and Cheryl Banks

- In memory of Yetta Stark, beloved mother Natalie Weinstein

Kol Ami Museum Fund

- In memory of Edwin Schwartz, beloved husband of Myrna Schwartz and beloved father of Lynn Froy - Bob and Millie Weber - Andrew and Gail Brown

Kopin Family Fund for Children's T'filot Education Fund

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Myrna Kopin

- In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Myrna Kopin

Maot Chitim Fund

- In honor of Rob Freeman for being named NSS Beth El Men's Club Man of the Year Michael and Barbara Salberg

- In memory of Larry Tayne, beloved father, husband and grandfather - Charlotte Tayne

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Todah Rabbah

We are grateful for the following contributions:

Maxwell Abbell Library Fund

- In honor of Gracie Glickman becoming a Bat Mitzvah - Jeffrey and Michele Glass

- In memory of Lola Nortman, beloved mother of Marlene Rubenstein, beloved grandmother and great friend - Phyllis Gimpel

- In honor of Joan Groner's special birthday Maurice and Sandra Raizes

- In memory of Lorayne Sorinsky - Jeffrey and Michele Glass

- In honor of Joel and Frances Rabinowitz's 60th anniversary - Maurice and Sandra Raizes

- In memory of Ophira Ben-Arieh, beloved mother of Galya Ruffer - Sherwyn and Irvina Warren

- In honor of the marriage of Douglas Zweig Jeffrey and Michele Glass

- In memory of Rosi Ruhstaedt, beloved aunt Arnold and Hilda Reingold

- In memory of Anthony "Tony" Archer Robert and JoEllen Lidov

- In memory of Warren Weinberg - Jeffrey and Michele Glass

- In memory of Barry Lind - Jeffrey and Michele Glass - In memory of Hanni Marx, beloved sister Arnold and Hilda Reingold

- With appreciation - Howard and Sandra Turner

Mindy and Jeffrey Gordon and Family Unrestricted Endowment Fund

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Lawrence and Abby Block

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy Starkman - Lawrence and Abby Block

Minyan Service Fund

- In honor of Jules Goldberg, beloved father Ronald and Eileen Goldberg

- In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff

- In honor of the evening minyan - Marc and Nan Fine

- In memory of Ida Shapiro, beloved mother and Benjamin Shapiro, beloved brother Elliot and Doris Mirman

- In memory of Julie (Juleanne) Rosenfeld, beloved mother of Sara Coven - Lawrence and Abby Block

- In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Marlene and Seth Halpern and Family

- In memory of Isaac Menkin, beloved father and Julian Saper, beloved husband - Susan Saper

- In memory of Goldye R. Dunn, beloved mother - Wallace and Joan Dunn

- In memory of Isadore Smolensky, beloved father - Ernest Smolen

- In memory of Celia Weil, beloved grandmother - David and Lynne Weinberg

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy StarkmanDavid and Barbara Lansing

- In memory of Charles Chernawsky, beloved father of Barry Chernawsky - Baric Lawndale LLC

- In memory of Nancy Ellen Snyder, beloved daughter - Helen Snyder

- In memory of Dr. Edward M. Goldberg Sheila Goldberg

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Leslie, Joe, Riley and Drew Sauer - Robyn and Steve Cohn

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Beth and Robert B. Footlik - Andrea, Sandy, Rebecca and Perry Weber

- In memory of Rose Smolensky, beloved mother - Ernest Smolen

- In memory of Florence Miller, beloved mother - Baric Lawndale LLC

- In memory of Sylvia Barnett, beloved mother Ruth Geiderman

- In memory of Gwendolyn Gertz, beloved step-mother - William Gertz

- With appreciation for the daily minyans Felissa Kreindler

- In memory of Harry Lorch, beloved father William and Iris Garmisa - In memory of Harry Magad, beloved father Irwin and Linda Magad May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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Todah Rabbah Music Fund

- In honor of Avram Kraft's special birthday Bobbie and Len Tenner

NSSBE Special Gifts Fund

- In memory of Carole Golin - Peter and Bonnie Schorsch - In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Ilene Goldstein and Todd Warren - In memory of Marie Lebovitz, beloved mother of Jerry Lebovitz - Robert and Beth Footlik

Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Pre-School Fund

Prayer Book Fund

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Greg and Alana, Manya, Isabel, Eleanor and Isaac Aronin - Deborah & Michael Pinzur

- In honor of Aaron Jackson becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Marcia Bender and Stacey Reingold - Preschool Staff

- In honor of the birth of Richard and Joan Shapiro's grandson Aiden - Steinberg Preschool

- In honor of Chuck Kahalnik being an outstanding Regional Youth Director Zachary and Erica Lindon - In honor of Bob and Beth Sand's wedding Zachary and Erica Lindon

- In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Marcia Bender and Stacey Reingold - Caron and Jack Knopoff - Preschool Staff

- In honor of Charlotte Lindon's special birthday - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Donny Jesselson - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- In honor of Dr. Polin's daughter's wedding, Mazel Tov - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Jennifer Sand - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- In honor of Rob Freeman being named Men's Club Man of the Year - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Lauren Kinsell - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- In honor of Avram and Kerana Kraft's special birthdays - Shoshana Friedman

- In memory of Mildred Lashinsky/Lash Starkman, beloved mother of Sandy StarkmanJoseph and Susan Ament

- In memory of Walter Spiller - Zachary and Erica Lindon

- In honor of Kerana Kraft's special birthday Bobbie and Len Tenner - In memory of Albert and Sylvia Wishnick, beloved parents - Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling - In memory of Chana Mosk, beloved mother of Mark Mosk - Steven and Frances Shapiro - In memory of Charles and Gertrude Harris, beloved parents - Robert and Rhoda Rothman - In memory of Florence Ziker, beloved sisterin-law - Mildred Lidov - In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Mildred Lidov - In memory of Harold Shapiro, beloved husband - Nancy Shapiro

- In memory of Rosayln Fegenhols, beloved mother - Iris Wittenberg - In memory of Ruth M. Abrams, beloved mother - Robert and Sharon Abrams - In memory of Sally Davis, beloved motherin-law - Mildred Lidov - In memory of Sidney L. Starkman, beloved father - Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman

- In memory of Leah Fishbane, beloved daughter-in-law - Mona Fishbane - In memory of Lewis Lidovsky, beloved father in-law - Mildred Lidov

May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

- In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar - Michael and Judy Smith - Joseph and Susan Ament - Dennis and Amy Pessis - Alice Gross

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- In memory of Tillie and Charles Michaels, beloved mother and father - Harold and Reva Dreebin


Todah Rabbah

We are grateful for the following contributions:

Pushke/Tzedakah Fund

- In memory of Mariasse Kurchitzer, beloved grandmother and Anna Pathman, beloved aunt - Bob and Millie Weber

- In memory of Norman Matthew, beloved husband - Linda Matthew

Ritual Refurbishment Endowment Fund

- In honor of Barbara Blumberg's special birthday - Nancy Whitman

- In memory of Esther Schiffman, beloved grandmother - Jack and Barbara Blumberg

- In memory of Benjamin Levenson, beloved father - Jack and Barbara Blumberg

Special Gifts Fund

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Bob and Millie Weber

- In memory of Elaine Krumbein, beloved wife of Eliezer Krumbein and beloved mother of Debbi Dworin and Aaron Krumbein - Stephen and Barbara Gold

- In memory of my beloved - Roslyn Finder - In memory of Raymond Hara, beloved father - Barry and Dana Gimbel - Marla and Daniel Okeefe

- In memory of Raymond Hara, beloved fatherSusan and Michael Cohen

- In memory of Jacob Falk, beloved father Adele Hirsch - In memory of Jeffrey Garton, beloved father Stephen and Diane Levin

Spitz Family/Ruth and Milton Liebman Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund

- In honor of Karen and Scott Bieber's anniversary - Mark and Mae Spitz

- In memory of Marie Lebovitz, beloved mother of Jerry Lebovitz - Mark and Mae Spitz

- In memory of Edwin Schwartz, beloved husband of Myrna Schwartz and beloved father of Lynn Froy - Mark and Mae Spitz

- In memory of Michael Liebman, beloved nephew, on his Yartzeit - Mark and Mae Spitz - In memory of Reva Duman, beloved mother of Marlene Konik and beloved grandmother of Lisa Aronin, Amy Lederer and Lauri Zessar Mark and Mae Spitz

- In memory of Ellen Lansing, beloved mother of David Lansing - Mark and Mae Spitz - In memory of Major General William Levine, beloved husband of Rhoda Levine - Mark and Mae Spitz - In memory of Herman Spitz, beloved father and Rose Chanin, beloved aunt - Mark and Mae Spitz

Staff Recognition Fund

- With appreciation and given in gratitude for two great years - Andrew and Gail Brown

Youth Community Fund

- In honor of Chuck Kahalnick for receiving the USY Award - Margie, Jeff, Adam and Hannah Jacobs - Roberta Kwall - Marvin and Joyce Juron

May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

- In memory of Ophira Ben-Arieh, beloved mother of Galya Ruffer - Greg and Leslie Apter - In memory of Susanne Spellberg, beloved mother of Alan Spellberg - Greg and Leslie Apter

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June 2013 Events Calendar

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday 1 8:50 am Shabbat Services Bar Mitzvah - Charlie Ezgur 12:30 pm Post-Kiddush Discussion – Rabbi Kurtz's Book of Sermons 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:04 pm Shabbat Ends

2

9

3

4 

8:00 pm CLC Meeting

12:00pm Sisterhood Board Meeting

10

11

8:00 pm Continuing Education Committee Meeting

16

17

5 

12

6 

7

8  Rosh Hodesh Tammuz

8:00pm Ba'al Korei Committee

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:04pm Candle Lighting

Sisterhood Shabbat 8:50 am Shabbat Services 12:30 pm Men's Club Kiddush Club 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:09 pm Shabbat Ends

13

14

15

5:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat on the Lake 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:08pm Candle Lighting

8:50 am Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:12 pm Shabbat Ends

21 

22

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:10pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:15 pm Shabbat Ends

28

29

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:11pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:16 pm Shabbat Ends

7:00pm Hartman Institute Lecture

18

19   

20   

9:00 am Preschool Summer Camp Begins

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24 

25 Fast of 17th of Tammuz 26  

27

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Kabbalat Shabbat on the Lake Friday, June 14 5:30 – 6:15pm Nosh with your Beth El Family 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat on the Lake If the weather is great, we will hold our services out in our backyard.

May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

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July 2013 Events Calendar

Sunday

7

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 

2

3

4  Independence Day

5

6

8:45am Morning Minyan

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:10pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:15 pm Shabbat Ends

11

12

13 

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:07pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:12 pm Shabbat Ends

19

20

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 8:02pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:07pm Shabbat Ends

26

27 

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:58pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 7:45 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 9:03 pm Shabbat Ends 9:30 pm Sounds of Summer

Aug 2

Aug 3

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:49pm Candle Lighting

9:00 am Summer Shabbat Services 7:45 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 8:53 pm Shabbat Ends

8  Rosh Hodesh Av

9

10

11:00 am Spertus Class

14 

21

15  Erev Tisha B'Av

16  Tisha B'Av

11:00 am Spertus Class 8:15pm Mincha/Ma'ariv Eicha

6:30am Shacharit - Eicha 2:00pm Mincha 9:00pm Ma'ariv

22

23

17

24

18 

25

11:00 am Spertus Class

28

29

30 

31

Aug 1

11:00 am Spertus Class

NSSBE Staff Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi Michael Schwab, Rabbi Larry B. Goller, Hazzan Mark Stadler, Ritual Director Chuck Kahalnik, Executive Director Alicia Gejman, Director of Formal Education May -July 2013 / Iyar- Av 5773

Caron Knopoff, Pre-School Director Ali Drumm, Director of Informal Education Rachel Kamin, Director of the Cultural and Learning Center Nancy Kekst, Development Manager Samantha Isenstein, Youth Community Director

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North Suburban Synagogue Beth El 1175 Sheridan Road Highland Park, IL 60035

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May 2013 Events Calendar

Address Service Requested

Sunday

5 

12  Mother's Day

Monday

Tuesday

26

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3 

4 

8:00pm Ba'al Korei Committee 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:32pm Candle Lighting

8:50 am Shabbat Services Bat Mitzvah – Jami Blumenthal 12:30pm Torah Fund Book Club 7:15 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 8:37pm Shabbat Ends

9 

6

7

8  Yom Yerushalyim

10  Rosh Hodesh Sivan

11

8:00 pm Board of Education Committee Meeting

12:00pm Sisterhood Board Meeting 3:30pm Terrific Tuesdays Open Gym 6:00pm USY Elections 7:00pm Terrific Tuesdays Speaker

10:00am Writer's Beit Midrash 7:45pm Annual Meeting 12:45pm Mahjonng 4:00pm Kadima Elections 7:45pm Spring Music Festival

6:00pm Gesher Service and Dinner 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:39pm Candle Lighting

8:50 am Shabbat Services Bat Mitzvah – Allison Pine 7:30 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv 8:44 pm Shabbat Ends

13 

14  Erev Shavuot 

15  Shavuot

16  Shavuot / Yizkor

17

18 

4:30am Sunrise Service 8:50am Festival Services 11:00am Shavuot Pray & Play 12:30pm Shavuot Post Kiddush Picnic 7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:47pm Candle Lighting

6:30am Early Morning Service 8:50am Festival Services 7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:47pm Yom Tov Ends

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00pm Preschool Shabbat Dinner 7:47pm Candle Lighting

8:50 am Shabbat Services Bat Mitzvah – Maya Kaufman 7:30 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv 8:51pm Shabbat Ends

23

24

25 

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:52pm Candle Lighting

8:50 am Shabbat Services Bar Mitzvah – William Morton Bat Mitzvah – Julia Burack 7:45 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 8:57pm Shabbat Ends

11:00am High School Graduation 7:45 pm Ritual Committee Mtg. 7:42pm Candle Lighting 7:45pm Mincha/Ma'ariv 8:00pm Erev Shavuot Dinner 9:00pm Tikkun Layl Shavuot

19

Wednesday

20 

27  Memorial Day

21

22

12:30pm Sisterhood Torah Fund Lunch

10:00am Writer's Beit Midrash 7:00pm Hartman Institute Lecture

28

29

8:45 am Morning Minyan

30

31

5:00pm Youth Community Awards and Installation

6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00pm Solomon Schechter Day School Dinner 7:59pm Candle Lighting

Beth El Job Network The Beth El Job Network weekly meetings, under the facilitation of Dr. Eliezar Krumbein, Fridays at 9:00am. For more information, please contact Bethelnetwork@nssbethel.org .

BE May June July 2013 Bulletin  

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El May June July 2013 Bulletin

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