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THE JEWISH CENTER OF THE HAMPTONS March 2010 5770 J U L Y 2010 | 5770 MARCH 2012 | |5772






We are proud to share with you the publication of “The New Family Prayer Book” written by our very own Rabbi Zimmerman. This unique collection of family services is a true reflection of Rabbi’s Zimmerman’s strong belief that most holiday services for young children are family gatherings, and provide opportunities to connect with our children through rituals, songs and music in a simple language children can relate to.

For a list of our religious services & events please see our calendar on Page 15

Table of Contents: Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page

1 : Rabbi’s Prayer Book 2 & 3: Purim 4: Rabbi’s Classes 5: Rabbi’s Classes/Programs 6: Pesach 5772 7: Summer Luncheon 8: Meditation 9: Social Action 10: Religious School 11: Announcements 12 & 13: Lifecycle Events 14: Camp Karole 15: Calendar of Events 16: Back Cover

This beautiful prayer book provides family services for the entire Jewish calendar: Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Sukkot Simchat Torah Chanukah Purim Passover Shavuot Shabbat Eve 1: Seeking Peace Shabbat Eve 2: Hugging Life Shabbat Morning Havdalah To ensure that each experience is inclusive for all young children, their parents and grandparents, this marvelous prayer book includes Hebrew with transliterations to make it easy for everyone in the family to participate. In describing The New Family Prayer Book, Seymour Rossel of Rossel Books wrote, “...we sincerely believe that Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman has a gift: a gift for liturgy that the whole family can share”. We look forward to sharing this prayer book with our synagogue family and the greater community at our High Holy Day Children’s services this year. A copy of this wonderful prayer book is available for purchase through the Jewish Center office for $10 each.



Rick Recht Children’s Concert & Annual PURIM Carnival Carnival entrance fee: $5.00 and a can of food. Carnival food available for purchase.


Sunday, March 4th at 10:15 am


Children will be a part of the Rock Concert with Jewish Rock Star, Rick Recht C0-Sponosred by the Roth and Salzhauer families and Rabbi Zimmerman’s Continuing Education Fund


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The Jewish Center of the Hamptons invites you to celebrate

Wednesday, March 7th z i at 6:30 pm r P n i W Megillah Reading followed by a fun-filled Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Social ! es!!!

Join us for a friendly game of Jewish Family Feud Come dressed in your best costume!

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Classes RABBI ZIMMERMAN’S CLASSES – March 2012 All those who are unable to join us in East Hampton, can now participate in Rabbi Zimmerman’s classes through Skype. For more information please contact Nicole at 631-324-9858 or email:

Monday – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. A study of the second Book of Kings in Hebrew Place: JCOH Small Sanctuary Dates: (NO CLASSES IN MARCH) Tuesday – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Class in NYC A Study in Jewish Philosophy - Lunch & Learn Class Description: We have completed our discussions of Maimonides and his importance to a foundation of Jewish thought today. We are now moving to what we can learn from Spinoza and his approach. We then hope to move to the approaches of some major modern Jewish thinkers and how we can move to a theology and philosophy of Judaism for our own day.

Place: Israel Discount Bank, 511 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY Dates: March 27th Wednesday – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jewish Spirituality and Mysticism Class Description: We have now completed our readings in the Tanya and are ready to begin the Zohar. The Zohar has been mesmerizing readers since its appearance in Spain over 700 years ago. The splendor and enigmatic appeal of this canonical text of Kabbalah has never intrigued people of all faiths more than today, as it inspires us to regain our lost intimacy with the divine without renouncing ourselves and the world. Ultimately, the message of the Zohar is one of action – to seek spiritual truth and discover the presence of God in all things.

Place: JCOH Small Sanctuary Dates: March 21st & March 28th

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Classes/Programs RABBI ZIMMERMAN’S CLASSES – March 2012 (Continued) Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Class Description: Grammar, language, Book of Ruth, and how to make the Tanach (Bible) ours. Dates: March 30th Place: JCOH Small Sanctuary Friday – 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. The Prophets Class Description: We continue our study of the prophet Ezekiel Dates: March 30th Place: JCOH Small Sanctuary Saturday – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Torah Study following services and Kiddush Dates: March 17th & March 31st

If you have any questions regarding the class schedule, please contact the Jewish Center office at 631-324-9858.

Rosh Chodesh Nisan Join Cantor Stein and Shelley Lichtenstein for this special Women’s Spirituality Group.

Join us for our Annual Women’s Seder on Monday, March 26th at 12 noon. Lunch will be served. RSVP a must by March 19th to

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Pesach 5772 You are invited to a very special Second Night Seder Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM Please plan to celebrate this Passover with your fellow congregants from the Jewish Center community. Rabbi Zimmerman and Cantor Stein will conduct a beautiful, moving and inspiring Pesach Seder in the Main Sanctuary. Strictly Kosher for Passover.

JCOH Members: $60 each adult Non-Members: $70 each adult All Children ages 3-12 years: $30 each Advanced reservations are required by Friday, March 30th. Please call the Jewish Center at 631-324-9858 or email: No one will be denied this experience due to finances. Speak with the Rabbi or Cantor to make special arrangements in confidence.

If you would like to attend a Seder but have no invitation or place to go, or if you would be willing to host a guest so that they are not alone at this time, please call the Jewish Center office at 631-324-9858 and we will make arrangements.

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Summer Luncheon

Save the Date! Friday, July 6, 2012

Jewish Center of the Hamptons Annual Summer Luncheon East Hampton Point


Bobbie Braun & Charlotte Sasso Further details to follow.

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Meditation Class “Meditation of the Jewish Masters” A Four month Program led by Instructor Ari Weller Ari will teach a Saturday morning class from 9:00 am to 9:45 am on the first Shabbat of each month, as well as a Thursday afternoon class from 4:00 pm–4:45 pm each Thursday of the four month program, where we will examine the meditation techniques and the thoughts of:

Saturday, March 3rd: The Baal Shem Tov: Jewish Equanimity Saturday, April 7th: Rabbi Nachman of Braztlov: Hitbodedut (Seclusion) Saturday, May 5th: Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (Rebbe of Warsaw Ghetto) Quieting the Chaos The weekly Thursday meditation classes will build upon the actual practice of meditation that we have experienced together on the previous Shabbat, and combine study and discussion from that month's "Master". The two modalities complement each other, as the meditation opens and helps focus our minds, and the study enriches the meditation experience. By studying and practicing the teachings of these Masters the intention is to go beyond simple relaxation or quieting the mind. Kabbalistic meditation is a means to become centered, to wean ourselves from identifying with externals and to redirect our focus toward the center of all reality. Call 631-324-9858 for more information.

“Meditation of the Jewish Masters” Led by Instructor Ari Weller

Schedule Saturday, March 3, 2012 Thursday, March 8, 2012 Thursday, March 15, 2012 Thursday, March 22, 2012 Thursday, March 29, 2012

9:00 am - 9:45 am 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012 Thursday, April 12, 2012 Thursday, April 19, 2012 Thursday, April 26, 2012

9:00 am - 9:45 am 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Thursday, May 10, 2012 Thursday, May 17, 2012 Thursday, May 24, 2012 Thursday, May 31, 2012

9:00 am - 9:45 am 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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Social Action Our Community’s response to hunger & homelessness on the East End Maureen’s Haven Begins Third Year on the East End of Long Island Once again the Jewish Center will be participating with Maureen’s Haven to house the homeless during the harsh winter months. Beginning in November, and continuing through March we will open the doors to our shelter which is set up at 30 Woods Lane. Here men and women will come for a warm bed, a hot shower, and a home cooked meal. All of this done by volunteers from the Jewish Center. If you can donate your time, please e-mail Cantor Stein at, or call during the week at 631-324-9858. If you are unavailable to work directly with shelter guests we can still use your skills! If you would like to cook or bake, we can arrange to freeze your foods until we need them for the shelter. Our guests told us we had the best meals last year; and we would like to maintain that distinction. We were only able to do that because of your home cooking, something that our guests are particularly touched by. For two years now, our shelter has been headed by Sara Blue and Dafna Priel, who will once again take the lead and ensure that we have proper coverage and wonderful home cooked meals for our guests. Special thanks goes to Leslie Gelb who joins us every Sunday morning at 5AM to prepare breakfast for our guests before we send them on their way with a packed lunch, and our best wishes that their week will be safe and warm. Please become part of Maureen’s Haven this year!

Thank you for another great year of Community Soup Dinner Service! Our sincere thanks to our clergy and many members who helped bake, set up, serve and clean up for our monthly Community Soup Dinner at Most Holy Trinity over the winter months. A special thank you to our Religious School students and families for their dedication and help. Every month, one of our classes, 4-7th grade and their parents participated. We received many complements about how wonderful and helpful our students were. We served an average of at least 125 meals at each meal.

We appreciate your help in doing our share of Tikun Ha'Olam - making this a better world. The Jewish Center of the Hamptons is involved in several food pantries and soup kitchens on the east end. We are always looking for volunteers, food and clothing donations. Labeled brown grocery bags are in the Jewish Center foyer--you can fill them with non-perishable food and bring them back. We will distribute everything to food pantries and shelters throughout the East End.

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Religious School Sam Kaplan Bar Mitvah Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00 am during Shabbat Services I am Sam Kaplan. I am turning thirteen this month and becoming a Bar Mitzvah. This excites me because I am continuing a tradition of my family. I have worked with young children at school for a couple of years helping them with after school programs. I decided to continue to do this as my mitzvah project. The prekindergarten and kindergarten aged kids really are fun to be with and require a lot of extra help with their shoes and learning how to play kindly with each other.

PTA February Ice Skating Party "The children had a wonderful time, especially those who were beginners, since they had the good fortune to enjoy the teachings of Riley, who demonstrated her excellent technique and helped the littlest ones fall in love with ice skating." Sally Morse "My kids had never been on the ice before. Clark enjoyed a skating-sliding move and Jessica proved a natural skater and now wants lessons!" Soozy Miller The Ice Skating Party for our JCOH Religious School at the Buckskill Winter Club on February 12 th was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect for a fun-filled afternoon at the ice skating rink. We would like to thank Riley Goldstein, our Confirmation student and talented figure ice skater, who donated her time and expertise while helping all our children on the ice and giving them lessons and making them feel confident and safe. We appreciated your calmness and patience with even our younger students. Thanks again to Nancy DeMattei for working so diligently to execute and coordinate our invites for this PTA community event. We are so glad we are able to implement programs that can bring our children together and give them the opportunity to create friendships outside the JCOH Religious School experience! Thank you to my PTA committee for helping to set the wheels in motion for a great year ahead! Regards, Sara Blue

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Youth Group Junior Youth Group Meeting Grades 6-8 Sunday, March 11th at 12:15 - 1:30 PM at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons

“Hamentaschen Bake Off” Julie will provide the supplies. Bring your baking expertise and creative ideas!

Shabbat on the Beach Interested in sponsoring a book for Shabbat on the Beach for Summer 2012? It’s never too early to sign up! Please contact Shelley Lichtenstein at or 631-324-9858.

Upcoming in April: Yom Hashoah Program Sunday, April 15th at 11:00am Guest speaker: Tibor Klein father of our Yom Hashoah Chair and Board member, Charlotte Sasso

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Events We Welcome our new member:

Happy Birthday! Yom Huledet Same'ach! Arline Altman Peggy Amster Monica Banks James Bauer Sheila Bialek Doris Charney Alvin Corwin Margaret De Rouleaux Howard Dolch Heidi Dratel Martin Forman Arnold Glimcher Judith Goldstein

Jane Grobart David Hillman Mitchell Iden Michael Kalisman Dave Karlin Rita Katz Philip Lanzkowsky Richard Lawler Jean-Pierre Lehmann Samuel Lindenbaum Linda Macklowe Margery Mailman H. Robert Marcus

Jeanie Orenstein Susan Patricof Mary Sanger Linda Schaps Idee Schoenheimer Nancy Silberkleit David Smilow Susan Wartur Jodi Wasserman Edward Wilson Wayne Winnick Barbara Zucker Donald Zucker

All in the Family Please let the Jewish Center office know of any lifecycle events such as joyous occasions, illnesses or deaths so that our Rabbi, Cantor, staff, and congregation can respond appropriately. NOTE: With the New Year, we begin our Healing List anew. If you would like the name of your loved one on our list, please email or call the Jewish Center office at 631-324-9858.

In Memoriam… Isaac Abramowitz Mary G. Barnet Gladys Trachtenberg Feigenbaum Betty Gammon Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut Marcia Schlesinger Dr. David Weisberg

Healing wishes to…

Berenice D’Vorzon Judith Goldstein Tibor Klein Betty Lipton Jack Weinstein

Bequesting It’s never too late! Please remember JCOH in your will, trust or estate plans. Your future gift will help ensure our future.

Dorothy(Dorrie) Freedman

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons Caring Committee would like to reach out to your children who are away at college throughout the year to keep them connected to their synagogue family and to let them know we are thinking of them. Please provide us with your children’s names and addresses at the school they are attending so we may let them know their synagogue family is thinking of them.

You can call 631-324-9858 or email the information

Mazel Tov to: Sam Kaplan and his family on the occasion of Sam becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Happy Anniversary! Harry and Barbara Kamen Jeffrey and Eileen Warner Alvin and Elaine Corwin Jay and Penny Lieberman L. David and Rana Silver Herbert and Evelyn Clark Marvin and Muriel Bernstein Irving and Rona Weinstein Mark and Jennifer Samson

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Yahrzeits & Gracious Giving The departed live on in the hearts of those who cherish their memory. Sol Amster Abraham Appel Joseph Auerbach Abraham Baumgarten Helen Berkowitz Dula Blum Alan Brody Elsie Brookman Raymond Chaiken Ruth Christenfeld Ronald Ciner Myron Coe Sidney Cohen Irene Dominus Joseph Dratel Rivka May Eisenstein Susan Etkin Mayer Falk Louis Fein Jesse Feldman Ina Feuerstein Helen Finkelstein Milton Fuchs Frances Furman Maurice Gass Robert Gelb Helen Gershon Sara Geula Eva Glimcher Louis Goldberg Ida Goldfarb Arthur Goldman Cary Grossman Murray Hillman Shoshana Kalisman Susan Kamen Rose Katz Ethel Katz Jerome Klapper Marc Klausner Sylvia Klempner Arnold Kusnetz Elliott Lazar Samuel Lehrer Arthur Levine Miriam Levine

Ida Levine Matthew Lewis Al Litvak Sylvia Mandelbaum Rita Margareten Isaac Matarasso Abraham Morgan Lea Nass Jerome Padzensky Irma Parsont Donna Perton Odoro Piccone Clara Plotkin Diana Pollock Max Pollock Morris Rosen Ethel Sanger Gertrude Sawyer Dina Schefrin-Plush Helen Schleiff Sidney Schwartz Ethel Segal Herman Shafran Pauline Shafran Rose Shimmerman Irwin Siris Isaac Solow Lucien Stepanski Bertha Strauss Ben Tainiter Irvin Ukman Helen Waltman R. Lila Weinstein Harry White Sylvia Ziegler Syd Zucker

General Donations

Rabbi’s Discretionary

Philip Berney & Jane Pollock To Religious School in honor of Shelley Lichtenstein Evelyn Clark Kiddush on 2.4.12 in honor of Herbert’s Birthday Joan Cooper & Family Siddur in memory of Marvin A. Cooper Dorrie Freedman Rabbi’s Jewish Studies Robert & Patricia Gussin Siddur in memory of Carl & Yetta Gussin, Millie Gussin, and Joseph & Gerarda Plese Leonard Sacks Siddur in memory of Harriet Sacks Joel & Nancy Wintner General contribution Marilyn Hillman Siddur in memory of Murray Hillman Jen, Ben & Billy Etkin Siddur in memory of Susan Bodner Etkin

Glenn Sherman General contribution Bonnie Salkind In memory of Helen Miller

Cantor’s Discretionary Shlomo & Pnina Piontkowski In memory of Isaac Abramowitz Doris Schulman In memory of Elayne Zabelin Garth Hayden & Judy Rubin In memory of Isaac Abramowitz

Yahrzeit Donations Ron Delsener In memory of Ackley “Vincent” Delsener Linda Friedman In memory of Lillian Gabriner Frieda Furman In memory of Mollie Bueler Black & Jerome Bueler Martin Gershon & Marilyn Goldstein In memory of Barbara Goldner Meer Arnold & Mildred Glimcher In memory of Stella Cooper & Eva Glimcher Linda LeRoy Janklow In memory of Warner LeRoy Maleta Pilcz In memory of Hana Pilcz Susan Mark In memory of Jean Kolin Anita Sheldon In memory of Izzy Sheldon Peter & Barbara Rothholz In memory of Amy Rothholz Martha Parsont In memory of Isaac Matarasso & Irma Parsont Stephen Blum In memory of Dula Blum Regine Starr In memory of Benjamin Starr Tuff Edythe Berkowitz In memory of Raymond Chaiken & Helen Berkowitz

Charlotte Schwartz In memory of Sidney Schwartz Aileen Brody In memory of Alan Brody Isabel Barnett In memory of Helen Finkelstein

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Camp Karole Everyone is welcome!


Everyone is welcome!

Registration is now open for Summer 2012 June 25 – August 24 1, 4, 6 & 8 weeks sessions We have expanded our program –



offering an exciting camping experience for children ages 3 to 12 Swimming Arts & Crafts Drama New Counselor In Training program for ages 13 to 15 Photography and Nature Program Innovative Cooking Program Register by March 15th for a 5% discount 631-324-3510 Executive Director: Madeline Lawler Director: Marisa Katz

March 2012 Adar – Nisan 5772 Sunday



If you would like to sponsor Friday night Oneg or Saturday morning Kiddush, please contact the Jewish Center office at 631-324-9858, email, or see our sign up board in the main lobby of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. Wednesday


1 Adar 7


2 Adar 8 Shabbat Services 6:30 PM


3 Adar 9 Meditation 9:00 AM Shabbat Services 10:00 AM Congregational Israel Trip - Leave 11:50 PM

4 Adar 10

5 Adar 11

6 Adar 12

Religious School 9:15AM-12:15 PM Rich Recht Purim Concert followed by Purim Carnival1 10:15 AM

11 Adar 17

12 Adar 18

13 Adar 19

Religious School 9:15AM-12:15 PM

7 Adar 13

8 Adar 14

9 Adar 15

10 Adar 16



Shabbat Services 6:30 PM

Shabbat Services 10:00 AM

Megillah Reading 6:30 PM followed by Ice Cream Party & Hot Chocolate Social

Meditation 4:00 PM

14 Adar 20

15 Adar 21

16 Adar 22

17 Adar 23

Religious School 4:45PM-6:15 PM

Congregational Israel Trip - Arrive Home 7:00 AM

Shabbat Services 6:30 PM

Shabbat Services 10:00 AM

4th Grade Shabbat Dinner & Service

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Torah Study following Services and Kiddush

Junior Youth Group Meeting Grades 6-8 12:15 PM—1:30 PM

18 Adar 24

Meditation 4:00 PM

19 Adar 25

20 Adar 26

Religious School 9:15AM-12:15 PM

21 Adar 27

22 Adar 28

23 Adar 29

24 Nisan 1

Jewish Spirituality & Mysticism 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meditation 4:00 PM

Shabbat Services 6:30 PM

Shabbat Services 10:00 AM

Religious School 4:45PM-6:15 PM

25 Nisan 2

26 Nisan 3

27 Nisan 4

28 Nisan 5

29 Nisan 6

30 Nisan 7

31 Nisan 8

Religious School 9:15AM-12:15 PM

Rosh Chodesh Annual Women’s Seder 12:00 PM

Lunch & Learn Class in NYC A Study in Jewish Philosophy 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Jewish Spirituality & Mysticism 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meditation 4:00 PM

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Kaplan & Shabbat Services 10:00 AM

Religious School 4:45PM-6:15 PM

The Prophets 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Shabbat Services 6:30 PM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Torah Study following Services and Kiddush

THE JEWISH CENTER OF THE HAMPTONS 44 Woods Lane - P.O. Box 5107 East Hampton, NY 11937

Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman Cantor Debra Stein President Michael Salzhauer Vice Presidents Mitchell Iden Carole Olshan Carol Wenig Treasurer Stanley Baumblatt Secretary Charlotte Sasso Board of Trustees Immediate Past President Harry A. Katz

Hirschel B. Abelson Peter Berley Sara Blue Barbara Braun Margaret de Rouleaux Kenneth Gilman Marc Goldstein Mara Landis Arthur Malman Gloria Milner Andrea Olshan Jeffrey Rimland Carol Roaman Bruce Saber Pierre Schoenheimer Leslie Schulhof Steven P. Schwartz Toni Somerstein

Shabbat Services: (Equipped for the hearing impaired)

Past Presidents C. Leonard Gordon Linda Heller Kamm Morris L. Kramer Donald Zucker Betty L. Marmon, z”l Joseph Oppenheimer, z”l Honorary Trustees Howard Lutnick Morton Olshan Co-Chairmen Arnold M. Amster Peter D. Brown

David Gerstein Jane H. Goldman Linda Heller Kamm Steven Roth Sheldon Solow Founders Evan M. Frankel, z”l Jacob Kaplan, z”l Irving Markowitz Bernard Zeldin Executive Director Diane Wiener Director of Education & Programming Shelley Lichtenstein

Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman x204

Melissa Rudilosso X202

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cantor Debra Stein x205

Nicole Anderson x201

Office Directory:

Diane Wiener x 203

Carley Bryant x212

Shelley Lichtenstein x206

Nicholas Ward

Office Hours: Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. Followed by Kiddush and Torah Study

Phone: 631-324-9858 Fax: 631-329-6654 Emergency: 631-478-2857 Website:

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