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Please come join us and meet Temple Isaiah’s new cantor

Carol Chesler

September and October Holidays and Events: Sept 16th: Tot Shabbat Sept 18th: Brotherhood & Sisterhood Brunches Sept 23rd: Shir Joy Service Sept 24th: Selichot Sept 27th: Kol Nidre Drive Oct 2nd: Erev Rosh Hashanah Oct 3rd: First Day Rosh Hashanah Oct 4th: Second Day Rosh Hashanah Oct 11th: Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre Oct 12th: Yom Kippur / Yizkor Oct 17th: First Day Sukkot Oct 24th: Shemini Atzeret / Yizkor Oct 25th: Simchat Torah and more... Temple Isaiah Bulletin A Volume 52, Issue 1 A Sept / Oct 2016

Member Union for Reform Judaism

September 2016 / Av - Elul / 5776 Sunday


Friday Ushers

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Saturday Ushers

2 Lieblich 9 Sterne 16 Jonas 23 Feldman

1 Early Morning Study 6:30-7:30 am

Labor Day office closed

Rabbi Karol & Donna Siani Wedding


Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class


6 Early Morning Study 6:30-7:30 am Ritual Committee Mtg 7:30 pm



Early Morning Study 6:30-7:30 am Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm

Religious School 9 am - 12 pm Sisterhood Welcome Back Brunch 9:45 am


18 Religious School 9 am - 12 pm Renaissance Club Meeting 1 pm Kol Nidre Drive 7-9 pm



Kol Nidre Drive 7-9 pm


7 Religious School Committee Mtg Cindy’s home 8 pm

Lifeline Screening 8 pm Board Meeting 8 pm

Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm Kol Nidre Drive 7-9 pm



15 Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class

Candles: 8:17

Candles: 8:06


Candles: 8:01

Shabbat Morning Torah Study 8:30-9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 10 am Andrew Fisher Bar Mitzvah

3 Shabbat Morning Torah Study 8:30-9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 10 am


10 Shabbat Morning Torah Study 8:30-9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 10 am


Shir Joy Musical Erev Shabbat Service 6 pm Traditional Shabbat Service 7:30 pm

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class



Tot Shabbat 5:30 pm Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 pm

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class


Candles: 8:12 Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 pm




Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6 pm Karol/Siani Pre-Neg Oneg 5 pm

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class

3 Schoenfeld



17 Shabbat Morning Torah Study 8:30-9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 10 am Selichot 8:30 pm


Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 pm


Candles: 7:54

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Rabbi Rabbi Sobel Sobel ‘s ‘s Reflections Reflections Walking Toward the Center: Preparing for the This summer, I walked two labyrinths in our area. The first was the labyrinth at Avalon Park in Old Stony Brook. It was my first visit to Avalon and it was breathtaking! We are so fortunate to be living here surrounded by such great natural beauty. We walked the park at dusk, arriving at the labyrinth in silence. Labyrinths are not like mazes: once you begin to walk, the path always leads to the center. There is no right way to walk. The goal of walking the labyrinth is to help one find a sense of calm, meaning and peace in one’s life. By walking the labyrinth with purpose, keeping focused on the path, being intentional about staying centered on one’s body, and being open to the experience of the labyrinth itself, we are told that “walking the labyrinth helps to understand thoughts and feelings, soothes and calms one’s spirit.” It has been said that walking the labyrinth can

As we approach the Hebrew month of Elul (it starts in two days, on the evening of September 3rd), I also realized that the labyrinth is similar to Elul, the month that immediately precedes the Yamim Nora’im – the Days of Awe (aka, the High Holy Days). We enter Elul deliberately, hoping to find purpose and meaning to our lives. We reflect on the year that is ending. We try to be intentional about staying focused on the path of renewal and t’shuvah – repentance. And we are hopeful that the experience of this time of introspection, soul-searching and reflection will not just “sooth and calm our spirit,” but will lead us to spiritual fulfillment. We hope that when we reach the “center” – the High Holy Days themselves, we emerge from this time renewed, refreshed and recommitted to our Jewish community, to God and to the best of ourselves.

even help one to problem solve. And, it can simply be

We hope your journey toward the Jewish High Holy Days

fun or enjoyable.

will be meaningful, whole and sweet. We look forward

As I walked the labyrinth with a friend on our evening walk, it was, indeed, a very peaceful and calming experience. The second labyrinth was at the former “Little Portion Friary” around the corner from my house with my family who were visiting. This was their first experience with a labyrinth, and we walked it in silence as well, appreciating the time for contemplation and reflection, while

to greeting each and every one of you and wishing you Shanah Tova! (And to help prepare, we invite you to join us for a beautiful evening of Selichot, as we join at Temple Isaiah with NSJC on Saturday, September 24th, at 8:30


Delicious food, friends, program & service. See page 6 for details.)

noting the glorious natural setting all around us.


Sustaining Members & Friends of Temple Isaiah 2016 Please help us to maintain Temple Isaiah as a house of worship, a house of learning, and a house of assembly by becoming a Sustaining Member in 2016. It is here where you celebrate life-cycle events, and it is here where you will find support when you need it. It is with your strong financial support that Temple Isaiah will continue to provide education, worship services, and support for people who are experiencing loss, crisis, or illness. Please join our growing list of Sustaining Members! Platinum Chai


Mitzvah Partner (cont)

Cynthia & David Lippe

Rose French

Preston Schoenfeld

Suzanne Gabrielsen

Pam Shulder

Anita & Stewart Gaffan

Joan Lebow & Bruce Solomon

Silver Chai Claire Baer

Irene & Bernie Gische

Marge & Paul Weiser

Circle of Enrichment

Barbara Goldberg

Barbara & Bob Yarmus

Linda Barancik

Lina & Robert Gottesman

Cantor Michael & Cherie Trachtenberg

Barbara & Jerry Fine

Barbara & Gary Kamen

Betsy & Joel Ziegler

Honey & Arnie Katz

Laurie & Leon Klempner

Iris & David Schiff

Dreannia & Micheal LeVine

Gloria & Mark Snyder

Perri & Larry Lieblich

Circle of Growth

Marian & Theo Pavlides

Paula & Steve Bennett

Amy & Mort Rosen

Eileen & Adam Fisher

Sue & Dean Rosenzweig

Dale & Marc Salzberg

Myra & Alan Rosofsky

Linda & Rich Stopsky

Diane & Steve Weitzman

Circle of Hope

Mitzvah Partner

Bonnie & Steve Katz

Jeffrey Anker

Judy Albano

Joan & Jason Kitt

Essie & Mark Freilach

Eileen & Joe Donnelly

Irva & Saul Steinweis

Suzan & Alfred Goldhaber

Sharon & Larry Epstein

Phyllis Sterne

Randee Kanter & Pat Urquhart

Shelley & Howard Fleit

Marty Tanzer

Dan Stenzler

Linda & Rodger Jonas

Barbara & Richard Wright

Lori & Howard Stern

Maddy Marx

Phyllis & Dan Turner

Margaret & Jay Schoenfeld


Platinum Chai ($5,400 or above) Golden Chai ($3,600-$5,399) Silver Chai ($1,800-$3,599) Circle of Enrichment ($1,018- $1,799)


Chai or Multiple Jayne Cohen Shari & Alan Countess Carrie Blank & Steve Fallis Pam Feldman Alan Fisher Penny & Ciro Gentile Marian Guarlnick

Circle of Growth ($540-$1,017) Circle of Hope ($360-$539) Chaverim ($180-$359) Mitzvah Partner ($118-$179) Chai or Multiple ($36-$117)


President’s Report Every Day Can Be Mitzvah Day I hope you enjoyed your summer – ours was quite busy

staff quietly doing things beyond their job descriptions,

at Temple Isaiah! I hope you were able to make it to one

to the Board of Trustees and the members and chairs of

of our Shabbat at the Beach services. Our Membership

our committees, to those without formal titles who help

Committee organized a number of interesting Summer

us with many things that we take for granted, to those

Sizzle programs with something to appeal to everyone.

who provide additional financial support, and to every-

The Rabbis’ Roundtable, where Rabbis Sobel, Karol and

one else who helps in some way, our Temple wouldn’t be

Fisher discussed their views on the afterlife, was a huge

what it is without you.


I couldn’t do my job as President without the help of so

As we approach Labor Day and the end of summer, our

many people. So it is in life. Whether it’s our family, our

thoughts turn to the year ahead. As the High Holy Days

co-workers, our friends, we all do help each other. As we

approach, I’d like to share some things that will be new

enter this season of atoning for our sins and asking for

this year.

forgiveness, let’s also remember to thank those who’ve

I’m pleased to welcome Cantor Carol Chesler, who will

helped us over the past year.

be with us for the coming year. We’re fortunate and ex-

I wish you all a good and sweet 5777 and look forward

cited to have her with us. We also have a new custodian,

to seeing you during the High Holy Days. If you have any

Christian Quevedo, and we welcome him too.

thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns about Temple

As I write this in August, our search for a Religious School Principal continues. I want to thank Phyllis

Isaiah and its future, feel free to contact me at tekuates@ or at 631-981-5128 evenings.

Sterne for serving as Interim Administrator to help us get the year started. Our school will have some new teachers

L’Shana Tova!

this year and I want to welcome them, along with our returning teachers.

Jay Schoenfeld Temple Isaiah President

Our Temple is an extended family, and everyone con-


tributes to its success in some way. From our Rabbi and


To help prepare for the High Holy Days, please join us as Temple Isaiah and North Shore Jewish Center join together for a

Selichot Observance Saturday, September 24, 2016 “Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?” Four Questions for Selichot Please join us for an exciting and inspirational Selichot program to answer these four questions:

1. What is the meaning of ‘The Book of Life’ 2. How Do I forgive when forgiveness is difficult? 3. Does God listen? 4. How do I change?

Rabbi Aaron Benson • Rabbi Sharon L. Sobel Cantor Daniel Kramer • Cantor Carol Chesler


8:30 PM Havdalah 8:50 PM Light Repast 9:15 PM Three-Part Program 10:15 PM Dessert 10:45 PM Changing of the Torah Mantles (both Temple Isaiah’s & NSJC’s) and Selichot Service Program will take place at : Temple Isaiah, 1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, • 631-751-8518 6

Special Pre-Oneg Shabbat and Kabbalat Shabbat Service In Honor of the Wedding of

Rabbi Stephen Karol and Donna Siani Donna Siani and Rabbi Stephen Karol invite the congregation to join them for a Pre-Oneg Shabbat and a special Kabbalat Shabbat Service on Friday, September 2nd, in celebration of their wedding on September 4th. The Pre-Oneg will begin at 5:00 pm and the service will begin at 6:00 pm. Donna and the Rabbi will be honored with an aliyah to the Torah during the service. R.S.V.P. to by Tuesday, August 30th if you plan to attend.

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Members of Temple Isaiah’s Social Action Committee help staff Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen at St. James Catholic Church (429 Route 25A in Setauket). Each Sunday afternoon, dinner is provided to over 100 adults and children, by teams of volunteers working on a rotating schedule. Although housed at St. James Parish, the group itself comprises participants from various community faith-based groups and organizations. Volunteers in this organization serve in a variety of ways, including food planning, cooking, serving and cleanup, as well as providing transportation, supervision of the nursery area, pantry and clothing distribution. To help with this mitzvah, please call our Temple office, or contact: Joyce Bonitch at (631) 941-2731 Where / When: Sundays at 3:00


in the church basement.


Shir Joy Musical Shabbat (“Shir” is Hebrew for “Song!”)

Friday, September 23rd

Pre-Neg Nosh • Wine & Cheese • Fun Treats



Musical Shabbat Service 6 to 7


Traditional Shabbat Service 7:30


Everyone Welcome - All Ages! Celebrate Shabbat with Family, Friends, and Community!

Traditional and Contemporary Music • Participatory • Reflective • Spiritual • Joyful Some Congregants Enjoy Dinner Together After Shir Joy Services Why not organize such a group yourself? Or, if you’d like help creating a new group of friends, please let Morgan know at Please be sure to tell Morgan whether you would be willing to host a small pot-luck meal in your home. Or, if you prefer, plan to enjoy a meal together at a restaurant.


P ostings

from the

Parents ’ Association

Welcome back to Religious School! The Parents’ Association is looking forward to a fun and educational year hosting events such as Family Fun Night and Bingo, and supporting Family Education Brunches. Please join us for our first meeting on Sunday, September 25 at 9:30. If you have any questions, please email us at or Co-Chairs Ilene Horan and Ellen Covino

of Stony Brook Presents

Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Sharon Sobel, Cantor Carol Chesler & Master Pre-School teacher Diane Weitzman!

Music, Story, Challah, Juice, Shabbat Fun and a Shabbat or Holiday Craft for Children Ages 0-6 and their families! Everyone Welcome! Make new friends, join together for an informal dinner and community afterwards!

2016 – 2017 Dates* (all programs take place on Friday @ 5.30


– please note new time)

September 16 • October 21 • November 18 • December 16 January 20 • February 10 • March17 • April 21 • May 19 • June 16 *Dates subject to change. Please watch eblast and website for updates.


Reduce Your


Your newly revitalized Membership Committee is pleased to introduce an

Exciting Money-Saving Promotion!

Any current member who brings in a NEW Dues-Paying Member will be entitled to receive:

• 18% OFF One Full Year’s Dues! • Up to 36% OFF


for Multiple NEW Members* The NEW Dues-Paying Member will ALSO receive:

• 18% OFF One Full Year’s Dues!


Please contact Penny or Morgan in the Temple office with any questions. * If new member drops out before one full year, current member’s discount will terminate. ** Discount applies only to full-dues paying membership. Discount does not apply to building fund and religious school tuition.



from the

Membership Committee

New Members Needed, Wanted and Loved Temple Isaiah offers many fine religious, cultural, educational, and social-action programs, which cater to a diverse congregation with a wide variety of interests. If you know of any potential new members, including young families, non-traditional families, singles, seniors, or anyone desiring an enhanced Jewish connection, please inform them that Temple Isaiah provides a warm and welcoming spiritual home to all who seek inclusion.

Renaissance Club Attention Seniors! Our Renaissance Club meets once a month at the Temple. You are invited to come, make new friends, and share your ideas for speakers, outings, and events. Our next meeting is Sunday, September 25th at 1:30 pm. Please call Lillian Goldstein at 862-1747 for more information.

Saturday Night


Your Temple Isaiah Membership Committee would like to invite you and all of your temple friends to meet for dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. Come meet other temple members, enjoy sushi (or order from a complete Japanese menu). A good time will surely be had by all.

Date: Place: Time:

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Domo Sushi, (Stop & Shop center) in Setauket 7:00 pm



Media Watch Israel Israel’s Moral Imperative 1. Head of Lebanese Olympic delegation bars Israelis from boarding shared team bus, and is reprimanded

by International Olympic Committee, saying they will not accept further instances. Israelis-on-bus-463480 2. Study: Anti-Semitic activity on U.S. campuses increased by 45% in first half of 2016. First-Half-of-2016.pdf 3. Palestinian Arabs and Black Lives Matter make common cause against Israel. 4. Spanish Israel lobby group deals triple legal blow to BDS movement in Spain. ment-in-Spain-463114 5. UNESCO adopts resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount. Mount-451346 6. France will never deny the “true, existing right” of Jewish historical ties to Jerusalem, French Prime

Minister Manuel Valls wrote to Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz in response to a visit invitation. historical-ties-to-Jerusalem-462311

Larry Weber


This Month


Jewish History

September / October

by Gary Kamen

September 7, 1827 (Russia) Czar Nicholas I proclaimed his Statute of Conscription and Military Service which allowed Jewish youths between 12 and 18 to be forcibly conscripted into the army and forced to serve for 25 years. A quota was placed on the Jewish community. Often, children as young as 8 were kidnapped in order to fill quotas. September 8, 1947 (Germany) The refugee ship Exodus turned back to Hamburg after its cargo of 4,500 Holocaust survivors was removed by force, attracting world attention. This act, more than any other, helped force international public opinion against British policy, which refused Jewish refugees entrance into Palestine. David Ben-Gurion

September 18, 1862 (United States) During the Civil War, Jacob Frankel was appointed the first Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Army by President Abraham Lincoln. Only Christians were previously accepted as chaplains. October 13, 1843 (United States) B’nai B’rith was founded in New York, with the purpose of maintaining orphanages and homes for the elderly and widows. It was the first Jewish fraternal society in the world. October 13, 1973 (Middle East) During the Yom Kippur War, the IDF repelled Jordanian and Iraqi forces fighting with the Syrians in the Golan Heights.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Jewish Birthdays in September & October: A Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher: 9/6/1729 A Pink (Alecia Beth Moore), singer: 9/8/1979 A Lauren Bacall, actress: 9/16/1924 A Barbara Walters, television journalist: 9/25/1931 A George Gershwin, composer: 9/26/1898 A Gwyneth Paltrow, actress: 9/27/1972 A Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winning author and humanitarian: 9/30/1928 A Groucho Marx, comedian: 10/2/1890 A Annie Leibovitz, photographer: 10/2/1949 A David Ben-Gurion, first Israeli Prime Minister: 10/16/1886 A Arthur Miller, playwright: 10/17/1915 A Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister: 10/21/1949

Elie Wiesel

A Carrie Fisher, actress/author: 10/21/1956 A Jonas Salk, medical researcher: 10/28/1914

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA The Rabbi Adam D. Fisher Library Please note: Our Temple library is open one half-hour before each Erev Shabbat Service.


Breaking Bread with B rotherhood Save the Dates! Coming this Autumn The Summer is NOT Over until Rosh Hashanah, so

the band is working on new songs and it is going

we still have some time left to enjoy the heat and

to be better than last year, which was really good!

humidity of our LI Summer. Though the Brotherhood

Tickets are On Sale NOW. Get your table reserva-

was, as a group, pretty much dormant during the

tions in early and start planning your menus. More to

last several months, we did begin the summer with


a successful Las Vegas Night and “Weekend at Foxwoods” Raffle.

Our first meeting will be on Sunday, September 18th at 9:09 in the kitchen – be there early for Lox and

I would like to thank Rodger Jonas as Chair, and

Eggs! There will be a lot of new members and new

many other people who worked before, during and

business to discuss and many events to start plan-

after the event. Special thanks go to Lance Kirshner,

ning. Take this time to join in on the fun, hard work

who brought in many LVN sponsors, and Ben Schess,

and eating that the Brotherhood has become known

who sold the most raffle tickets! I would also like to

and loved for. If there is not an activity that interests

thank all of our sponsors that donated time, money

you, then come in and tell us of an activity that does!

or food! Competition Auto Group (Mercedes-Benz,

Also look for the annual Dinner in the Sukkah. An

BMW, Infinity, Toyota and Subaru) was once again

evening will be determined near the end of Septem-

our Grand Sponsor, along with Brookhaven Opticians,

ber, as per the weather.

Z-Pita, Zan’s, Mark Snyder Financial, East Bay Mechanical, Greek To Go, Newbrook Insurance, Bench Warmer’s Grill and a new sponsor, LI Surgical Eye Care! There were many local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle such as: Kumo, Crazy Beans, Brew Cheese, Crushed Olive, Arden, Tumi, PJ Cinemas, Gilshar, Sundaes and a lot more! Look for a list of all of the sponsors and please try to patronage them … tell them the “Brotherhood Sent You.” Thanks to all of the participants and the Brother-

You can stay alert to the latest Brotherhood events by going to the Temple Isaiah website at www.tisbny. org … click on the “Get Involved” heading on the left side of the page and then click on the “Brotherhood” button. Even better, because it involves free food, come down and attend our monthly Sunday Morning Brotherhood meetings. Sunday meetings always start exactly at 9:09 in the Kitchen. New, Old and Young Members are always welcome.

hood members who actually got dressed in tuxedos

Alan Fisher

and either ran the tables, ran the money or ran the

Brotherhood President


Our next big event will be Comedy Night on Saturday, November 12th at 7:00


Mobile: 631-704-6143

The comics are booked,


Shmoozing With Sisterhood Save the Dates! Coming this Autumn Sisterhood’s Welcome Back Brunch

Sisterhood’s Annual Fall Rummage Sale

Sunday, September 18th at 9:45

Sunday, November 6th


Rummage drop off begins at 9:00

in the Courtyard L’Shana Tova to all! We hope everyone has had a very happy and healthy summer.

Sale open to the public at 1:30



Rummage is a very important fundraiser for us. We are in great need of a Rummage Chairperson to

Our annual Sisterhood welcome back brunch will be

coordinate this event. In addition, we really need

held on Sunday, September 11 at 9:45

in the

assigned designated volunteers to run the sale

Courtyard (we will be in the Social Hall in the event of

on Monday and Tuesday during the daytimes and

rain). We are cordially inviting all mothers of Temple

for clean-up on Tuesday. If you are interested in

Isaiah’s religious school students to join us for this

being the coordinator/chairperson for this event,

event. Bagels with all the fixings, coffee, tea and

please contact Paula Bennett or Eileen Donnelly (see

orange juice will be served. We will be discussing our

below). We’ll assist you with all you need to know.

upcoming events; especially details about our very

This is a wonderful Mitzvah, helping both our Temple

exciting fashion show coordinated by Sisterhood’s

and our local communities.


own Cindy Braun to be held Wednesday evening November 16th at the Watermill. We will be recruiting models for the show at brunch. Don’t miss out on the fun! Come join us!

Fashion Show at the Watermill Wednesday, November 16th at 7


Our fashion show is going to be the “Event of the Season!” Join us for a wonderful evening of excitement

Save the Dates!

and elegance, with a cocktail hour, beautiful basket

Book Discussion and Afternoon Tea

raffles provided by Betsy’s BasketsTM, a 50/50, and

Sunday, October 30th at 1:00


in the Social Hall Title: Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner.

gourmet sit-down dinner. Featuring ladies’ fashions from Max & Millie in Port Jefferson Village and our stunning Temple Isaiah Super Models.

We will be discussing this engaging novel about two

We wish a very joyous High Holy Day Season to you

sisters raised by a single mother, Emmy and Julia.

and your loved ones, and a New Year 5777 filled with

Their story takes place in the historical background

many wonderful blessings to all.

of England, and the threats of Hitler’s Germany on the brink of World War II. Tea, scones and delicate sandwiches (dairy) will be served. Please RSVP to Paula Bennett or Eileen Donnelly or the Temple Office 751-8518.

Very Sincerely Yours, Paula Bennett and Eileen Donnelly TI Sisterhood Co-Presidents &


Please Support Our Las Vegas Night Sponsors & Donors GRAND SPONSOR

Competition Auto Group Mercedes Benz of Smithtown Competition Infiniti v Competition Subaru Competition BMW v Competition Toyota/Scion

SPONSORS Brookhaven & W L Wiggs Opticians Gershow Recycling (Johnathon Abrams) -F- Greek To Go Newbrook Insurance Agency (Michael Kelson) Rosenberg & Gluck (Ted Rosenberg) Suffolk Plastic Surgeons / Spa Belle Meade (Dr Hilton Adler) All-Star Wood Floors

Audio Den -F- Bikes For Kids -F- Benchwarmer’s Tavern and Grill Benjamin Michael & Associates -F- Brew Cheese -F- Crazy Beans

East Bay Mechanical (Howard Stern) -F- Lawn Masters Inc -F- LI Bagel Café of Nesconset LI Eye Surgical Care -F- LI Pour House -F- Mark J Snyder Financial Services, Inc Organize Your Life (Cynthia Braun) -F- Poolsides -F- R Lenny Plumbing Richard Gambino, DDS -F- Richard Wright, CPA -F- Scorpion Grill

State Farm Insurance – Stephanie Sgroi - Agent -F- Suffolk County National Bank Zan’s Kosher -F- Z-Pita Cafe

RAFFLE DONORS Benchwarmer’s Tavern & Grill J Kumo Sushi & Steakhouse C’est Cheese J The Crushed Olive J Mavi Restaurant J Scorpion Grill Elegant Affairs J Mora Fine Wines J FOXWOODS Resort Casino J Tumi Chocolate Works J Z-Pita Cafe J Maureen’s Kitchen J Sundaes Desserts Gilshar Restaurant J PJ Cinemas J Greek To Go J Mindful Turtle Yoga CRAZY BEANS J Brew Cheese J Flying Pig Cafe J Smoke Shack BBQ Finale Hair Salon J Arden (PJ Village) J Stony Brook Gift Shop J Wild Rice Printing: Island Packaging & Shipping, E Setauket



Simchas & Tzures Whether you have happy news (simchas) or sad

If you would like one of our rabbis to officiate

news (tzures), we hope you will share it with us.

at a funeral, please speak to Rabbi Sobel before

Rabbi Sobel likes to know about births, engage-

scheduling. Our sanctuary is available for funeral

ments, weddings, and other happy occasions, as

or memorial services. If you call the Temple about

well as hospitalizations, sicknesses, or deaths.

a funeral and have to leave a message with the

Please let us know of any hospitalizations, so

answering service, please mention that you are

Rabbi or Cantor can arrange to visit or phone.

calling regarding a funeral.

Condolences A To Jonathan Harris on the death of his grandmother, Annette Diamond A To Warren Sternberg on the death of his mother, Shirley Sternberg A To Jerrold Hirsch on the death of his mother, Norma Hirsch

Welcome New Members A Lissie Bubel

Congratulations A To Diane & Steve Weitzman on the birth of their Granddaughter “Eden Fay”

Sunshine Funds

Beautification Fund

It’s always the "right time" to make a contribution to your Temple. It might be in honor of a living person or a recent event, or in memory of someone or something, or anything you want. Donations can be made over the phone, by email, or through the USPS. However you send the information, your donation can be added to your monthly Temple Isaiah invoice for easy bookkeeping. Sunshine cards require a minimum contribution of ten dollars.

The purpose of the Beautification Fund is to generate money to renovate and beautify our synagogue. All monies will go into a fund dedicated to this purpose.

Minimum contribution is $10 Prayer Book: $45 Chumash: $60 Tree of Life Leaf: $118 Pew Plaque: $250 Memorial Board Plaque: $360 Please call the office for more information regarding the above contributions.

To assist in this goal, a wall sculpture has been commissioned. This permanent work of art provides the opportunity to commemorate your support for Temple Isaiah. Plaques of different sizes will be available in the following categories: Contributor............... $250 per year for 3 years Sponsor.................... $500 per year for 3 years Patron.................... $1000 per year for 3 years Benefactor.............. $2500 per year for 3 years To make a contribution, or if you have any questions, please call the office at 751-8518.


Sunshine Funds & Other Donations Adult Education Fund

Israel Fund

In memory of Olga Sclafani Martin & Paula Lieberman

In In In In

Beautification Fund In memory of Lance Turner Daniel & Phyllis Turner

Camp Fund In In In In In In In In In In

memory of Fay Kaminsky Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Jerry Kaminsky Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Ida Weitzman Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Joseph Weitzman Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Anna Pachter Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Elias Pachter Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Benjamin Rutchick Diane & Stephen Weitzman honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Diane & Stephen Weitzman honor of the birth of Eden Fay Iris & David Schiff memory of Shirley Sternberg Diane & Stephen Weitzman

Fund to Feed the Hungry In In In In In In

memory of Pritam Kaur Sonya Singh memory of Martha Spitzer Bryan & Ilene Horan memory of Sandy Albano & Ethel Baron Judy Albano memory of Lewis Yesner David & Iris Schiff memory of Rose Stenzler Dan & Josh Stenzler honor of the Birth of Benjamin Isaac Irva & Saul Steinweis

memory of Kitty Feldman Pam Feldman memory of Israel Frankenstein The Gerstein Family memory of Lore Silverman Cindy Nash memory of Wolf Holanski Leah & Howard Block

Joseph Karol Youth Scholarship Fund In honor of the marriage of Rabbi Karol & Donna Siani The Kamen Family

Landscape Fund In memory of Betty Turner Daniel & Phyllis Turner In memory of Leon Frazier & Molly Ensler Ivan & Ilene Ensler

Music Fund In memory of Fay Saperstein Barbara & Bruce Meyer In memory of Renata Ruisi Riccio Myrna & John Ruisi In memory of Adeline Gershenson Marion Pavlidis In memory of Charlotte Weiser Marge & Paul Weiser Wishing a speedy recovery to Suzanne Dulin Barbara Meyer In honor of the birth of Eleanor Perri Fitterman & Larry Lieblich

Oneg Fund In honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Fred & Suzan Goldhaber In memory of Ida Rosenthal & Louis Rosenthal Paul Rosenthal In memory of Harry Mehrman Marion & Theo Pavlidis


Sunshine Funds & Other Donations Rabbi Adam D. Fisher Library

Rabbi Sobel’s Discretionary Fund

In honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Iris & David Schiff In honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Myra & Alan Rosofsky In honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac The Weiser Family

In In In In In

Rabbi Karol Youth Lounge Fund In In In In In In

memory of Louis Silberhartz Sheila & David Silberhartz honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Claire Baer memory of Bruce Gabrielsen The Gabrielsen Family memory of Joel Feingold Sylvia Feingold memory of Joseph Handelman Donna Siani memory of Paul Baer & Isidor Baer Claire Baer

Rabbi Sobel’s Discretionary Fund In memory of David Taber Marshall Lacoff In memory of Milton Newman Ellie Tepper In memory of Marion Lacoff Marshall Lacoff In memory of Harvey Selib Lawrence & Sharon Epstein In memory of Rose Freilich Essie & Mark Freilach In memory of Milton Bernstein Linda & Gary Bernstein In memory of Hannah, Bernard & Helen Schlachter & Sidney Friedman Sy Schlachter

memory of Louis Klein Rose French memory of Bertah Goldie Gishe Irene & Bernie Gishe honor of Pam Shulder’s Birthday honor of the birth of Benjamin Isaac Barbara Goldberg honor of the birthday of Sarah Bergman Ellie Tepper

Rabbi Harvey Witman Religious School Fund In memory of Charlotte Berke Irva & Saul Steinweis In memory of Bernard Feldman Pam Feldman

Special Projects Fund In memory of Samuel Stoller Jerry & Tamra Stoller In memory of Israel Fishman Susan & Arthur Polan In honor of Randee Kanter’s special birthday Marge & Paul Weiser

Worship Fund In memory of Fay Kaminsky Diane & Stephen Weitzman In memory of Shirley Bergmann Perri Fitterman & Larry Lieblich

Youth Group Fund In memory of Bruce Gabrielsen Rose French


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Sawyer Gold October 15th

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Sisterhood Co-Presidents—Paula Bennett

Youth Group President—Rebecca Schneider

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Rabbi Emeritus—Stephen A. Karol

Brotherhood President—Alan Fisher

Rabbi Emeritus—Adam D. Fisher Cantor Emeritus—Michael F. Trachtenberg

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