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Happy Passover Miriam’s Seder Sunday, March 18th

March & April Happenings Shir Joy Musical Shabbat Fridays, March 2nd & April 6th

Purim Carnival Sunday, March 4th

Tot Shabbat Fridays, March 16th & April 20th

– Passover – Miriam’s Seder Sunday, March 18th

First Seder Friday, March 30th

Morning Service Saturday, March 31st

Last Night / Yizkor Thursday, April 5th

Yom Ha’atzmaut Wednesday, April 18th

Mitzvah Day Sunday, April 29th

and much more... Temple Isaiah Bulletin A Volume 53, Issue 4 A March / April 2018

Member Union for Reform Judaism


March 2018 / Adar - Nisan / 5778

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Sunday

Monday

Friday Ushers 2 Rosofsky 9 Lieblich 16 Weitzman 23 Schoenfeld 30 no service Pesach Seder

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Wednesday Thursday

Early Morning Study 6:30 am Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm Confirmation 6:30-8 pm

Saturay Ushers 17 Kamen

1 Early Morning Study 6:30 am Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm 7th Grade RS 6:30-8 pm

Religious School 9-11 am Sisterhood Mtg 9 am Purim Carnival 9:30 am Tanakh Study at Jeffersons Ferry 10:30 - 11:30 am

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Early Morning Study 6:30 am Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm Confirmation 6:30-8 pm Stand with Us Presentation 7 pm

Religious School 9-11 am 7th Grade Family Brunch Tanakh Study at Jeffersons Ferry 10:30 - 11:30 am

Religious School 9-11 am Tanakh Study at Jeffersons Ferry 10:30 am-noon Sisterhood Miriam’s Seder 4:30 pm

Toddler & Me Class 10:30 am Adult Ed Rabbi Karol 7 pm

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Book Group 2 pm Board Mtg 7:30 pm

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Toddler & Me Class 10:30 am

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Brotherhood –MRJ Mtg 7 pm

Toddler & Me Class 10:30 am Adult Ed Rabbi Karol 7 pm

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Religious School 4:30-6:30 pm Confirmation 6:30-8 pm Our Rabbis Teach 8 pm

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Toddler & Me Class 10:30 am Adult Ed Rabbi Karol 7 pm

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Friday

Shabbat

Shir Joy Musical Shabbat Service 6 pm

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

Candles: 5:20

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Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 pm

Candles: 5:38

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

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

Candles: 6:45

10 Shabbat Morning Torah Study 8:30-9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 10 am Dylan Fastenberg Bar Mitzvah

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Erev Shabbat Service 7:30 pm

Candles: 6:53

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

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Ist Seder Passover No Service

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

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Rabbi’s Reflections Rabbi David Katz Doing Justice To Our Holidays Perhaps you have heard this quip: “All Jewish holidays

seders, where we discuss the themes of political and

go like this: They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat!”

religious freedom. Two thousand years ago our Sages

This joke always draws a chuckle of recognition but as

encouraged us to prolong our family gatherings in order

we approach Purim and Passover I’ve been wondering

to discuss these topics in depth. And in medieval times

how true the witticism is. Upon review we see that it’s

even as blood libels were cast at us, we were in our

not exactly true. There is no great festive meal associ-

homes, discussing and pondering how there were those

ated with Purim or with Chanukah. To be sure, on Purim

who rose up to hurt us in every generation. On Passover

there are hamantaschen and on Chanukah there are

we are taught that sometimes the only strategy for sur-

latkes but these are merely ethnic foods and they carry

vival is to escape.

no legal weight. Only on Passover do we retell a story of survival during a great meal that is central to the holiday.

Finally, there is Chanukah, an innocent holiday when children play with dreidles and fried foods are eaten.

But great meal or not, all three holidays concern anti-

Though King Antiochus really reigned in Assyria in the

Semitic rulers (or their henchmen) who would have

year 168 BCE, Chanukah plays often turn him into little

preferred us subservient or dead, and they do teach us

more than a cartoon figure. What we do learn from Cha-

how we can respond to anti-Semitism in our own day.

nukah is this -and the lesson is very real - sometimes it

On Purim the theme of anti-Semitism appears in a fairy tale story of a little Jewish girl who gets to be Queen. There are no great sermons to give on the evening we

is necessary to take up arms and fight against those who would oppress us. Now we are back in the land of Israel and a strong military is our best strategy for survival.

read the Megillah. Little children are reassured that they

“They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat!” I suppose there

can make fun of murderous figures and that the bad guy

is some truth in the joke. But the one-liner does not

will lose. And we adults learn that we should never be

do justice to our holidays and the variety of ways we

afraid to identify ourselves as Jews. So we learn our first

are taught to respond to the ever-living presence of anti-

strategy for our survival - it is good to have connections

Semitism.

in high places in order to circumvent those who would seek our harm. (Ivanka and Jared come to mind.)

Happy Purim and Happy Passover to you and your family!

Then there is Pesach when we found ourselves at the edge of the Sea of Reeds, the Egyptian army in pursuit.

Rabbi David Katz

The horror of anti-Semitism is taken up at our family

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A Note from Cantor-Education Director Marcey Wagner Escape And Relax With Friends! What if I could offer you an opportunity to escape for

In a recent Confirmation class, we had a discussion

an hour or two from your hectic, crazy life. An hour or

about prayer. I gave the students a quiz on “Why Pray”

two that you could spend with your spouse, your friends

and asked them about their own personal feelings to-

or your family, with no distractions from cell phones

ward prayer. I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that

or other devices. You could sit and relax, enjoy some

almost all of them DO pray and find prayer meaningful.

music, eat some yummy snacks, visit with your friends

I bet YOUR children feel the same way. We pray in reli-

and neighbors, and it would not cost you a penny!

gious school twice a week, on Sunday morning and Tues-

And, I will add, that after this lovely hour or two, you might very well feel refreshed, energized or spiritually uplifted. Sounds enticing, no? Then why don’t you take advantage? We have this wonderful event every week. It’s our Shabbat service. I know, you’re SO busy, and the Hebrew

day afternoon. You should see how engaged these little spiritual beings are! They pray with full hearts; some days I tear up just watching them. Wouldn’t it be great if you could facilitate their prayer experience with a trip to Shabbat services? Our children WANT to pray, why don’t you help them out?

is an obstacle and the kids have so many places to be.

In Florida, individual Jewish seniors were feeling very

Many of you have told me you WANT to come, but some-

lonely on Shabbat. Unlike you, they were not connected

thing always gets in the way. Well, now there is scientific

to a synagogue to feel a part of a community or to a

evidence to prove that praying is good for your health. If

Temple where they would have a place where they could

you can make time for the gym, you can make time for

connect to Shabbat. They had to invent a Shabbat ex-

the Temple!

perience for themselves. They were quite creative, I

Here are a few study results that may interest you: • Canadian college students who prayed regularly visited the doctor less. They also scored higher on tests

believe. Click on this clip and see what they came up with, I guarantee it will give you a smile! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhgAperTOCw

of psychological well-being, and coped with stress more

Let’s be grateful that we don’t have to resort to fast

effectively.

food to find communal support and a place to celebrate

• A Group of praying adults exhibited less physiologi-

Shabbat. We are blessed with a warm and welcoming

cal reactivity toward stress. They were also less afraid of

community, talented clergy (if I may say so myself), and

death and had greater feelings of well-being.

a beautiful building, all which enhance the Shabbat

• Older women are more grateful to God than older men,

experience greatly. I hope you take some time to open

and they receive greater stress-buffering health effects

your calendar and mark one Friday night or Saturday

due to their expression of this gratitude. [i.e. prayer]

morning and COME!

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Message from the President Phyllis Sterne Let Temple Isaiah Be At The Root Of Your Memories While Winter has tried hard to get the best of us, the

as Spring approaches, with Shavuot and Passover fast

atmosphere in Temple Isaiah has been one of joyfulness.

approaching. Each celebration evokes memories and

Despite the snow, the Tu B’ Shevat seder was a huge

creates new ones as well. Let Temple Isaiah be at the

success; the Purim Spiel climbed to new heights (maybe

root of those memories. Take from our home—joy, peace,

to a galaxy far, far away!); and the Purim Carnival was

serenity, comfort—and give to our home as well!—texture,

fun for everyone. Combine those with the Social Action

richness, value, pride. Temple Isaiah needs us. And we

projects such as the chili on MLK Day and the projects

need each other!

added to events going on throughout the temple (Who ate more seeds, the students or the birds?), and Temple Isaiah is feeling like the home it should be to us all! Sisterhood had a fabulous Mah Jongg event, and

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make our efforts successful. Thanks, too, to everyone who has participated in these great events.

Brotherhood is preparing for Las Vegas night, so every-

A Zeisen Pesach to all our Temple family!

one is in on the good times! Let’s keep this in mind

Phyllis

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA 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

pm

in the church basement.

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

Fridays, March 2nd and April 6th

Pre-Neg Nosh • Wine & Cheese • Fun Treats •

5:30

pm

Musical Shabbat Service 6 to 7

pm

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 office@TempleIsaiahSB.org. 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. 1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790

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of Stony Brook Presents

Celebrate Shabbat with Interim Rabbi David Katz, Cantor Marcey Wagner & Pre-School teacher Diane Weitzman!

Music, Story, Challah, Juice, and Shabbat Fun! for Children Ages 0 – 6 and their families! Everyone Welcome! Special activities and music for young children!

One Friday Each Month at 5:30

pm

Beginning Again In September

*Dates subject to change. Please watch eblast and website for updates.

Save these Dates:

March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th

Help Us Beautify and Renovate Our Learning Spaces!! If you are doing cleaning or renovations and want to get rid of any of the following furniture in good or excellent condition please contact Cantor Wagner at cantor@templeisaiahsb.org • Small tables and chairs • Bean bags • Brightly colored rugs • Comfy accent chairs

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Temple Isaiah Social Action Committee of Stony Brook

Important Presentation for High School Students: The New Face of Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

Facts and Discussion Led By Paul Friedman Paul is the Tri State Area High School Coordinator of StandWithUs. He ensures that students and educators are exposed to the facts so that they are equipped with necessary knowledge to support Israel.

March 13, 2018 7:00 PM 7:20 PM 7:25 PM 8:15 PM

Refreshments Introduction “Antisemitism vs Legitimate Criticism� Q&A

 The audience will learn strategies for deciphering between anti-Israel sentiment and legitimate criticisms of Israel.  Modern examples of of anti-Israel sentiment often found on U.S. college campuses will be presented.  We will learn speaking techniques which can help us defend Israel against these antiIsrael remarks. The purpose of this presentation is to enable teens to recognize anti-Israel sentiment on their future college campuses and prepare them to respond to any accusations they may face. Questions 631-807-2043 RSVP: Iris Schiff at idschiff@optonline.net or office@templeisaiahsb.org

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Sustaining Members & Friends of Temple Isaiah 2018 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 2018. 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. Won’t you perform the mitzvah of tzedakah at Temple Isaiah? If you are able to make a contribution as a Sustaining Member, you will be providing revenue for regular as well as unforeseen expenses, and you will be helping us plan for future generations. Please join our growing list of Sustaining Members! Circle of Enrichment

Circle of Hope

Mitzvah Partner

Jamie & Hilton Adler

Phyllis Turner

Cherie & Cantor Michael Trachtenberg

Chaverim

Chai or Multiple

Suzanne Gabrielsen

Ricki & Larry Budnick

Iris & David Schiff Gloria & Mark Snyder Circle of Growth

Marian Guarlnick

Paula & Steve Bennett

Barbara & Gary Kamen

Dan Stenzler

Lloyd & Donna Newman Diane & Steve Weitzman

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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)

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

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Temple Isaiah whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Select Temple Isaiah as your charitable organization.

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Adult Education RSVP to Penny for all courses: Administrator@TempleIsaiahSB.org

Shabbat Morning Torah Study Every Saturday: 8:30

– 9:30

am

Early Morning Study

with

with

am

am

Rabbi Stephen Karol

Sunday Mornings: 10:30

What We Believe

Rabbi David Katz

Rabbi Adam D. Fisher

Tuesday Mornings: 6:30 – 7:30

Tanach Study

with

and

Thursday Evenings: 7:30

am

– 11:45

am

Don’t Believe About Jesus pm

March 8th, 22nd & 29th

March 8th: “Who Was Jesus, Really?” In this session, we will explore the various descriptions of Jesus and talk about whether Judaism accepts them or not. Among them will be: Messiah, Son of God, Prophet, Revolutionary, King of the Jews, Practicing Jew, and Rabbi. March 22nd: “What Does Judaism Believe About the Messiah and the Messianic Age?” In this session, we will take a look at the texts about the Messiah in Jewish tradition, how Reform Judaism changed the concept to the “Messianic Age,” and how Orthodox belief about the Messiah (especially Chabad) is still going strong. March 29th: “What Do Judaism and Christianity Have in Common?” In this session, we will discuss the differences and similarities of Jewish and Christian belief and practice, and how we can and should understand what we have in common and respect one another.

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

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PFLAG

Parents & Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youths & Adults Invites You to Our Monthly Meetings March 11th from 2 - 5 pm Suffolk YJCC, Commack April 15th from 2 - 5 pm Sid Jacobson Center, East Hills May 6th from 2 - 5 pm Suffolk YJCC, Commack Call Marian at 631-751-8830 or visit 222.pflagli.org for more information and directions to meetings. 12


ing service of remembrance. We willJoin come us for a moving service of remembrance. W he yellow candles in honor of those who together to light the yellow candles in honor of ho died, and those who survived the Holocaust. suffered, those who died, and those who survive m Rabbi Fisher’s collection of stories, anecdotes We will read from Rabbi Fisher’s collection of s and prayers.

YomHaShoah HaShoah Service Yom Service Wednesday, 7:30pm Wednesday, April April 1115th th at at 7:30 pm Join us for a moving of remembrance. Wewillwill come Join us for service a moving service of remembrance. We together to light the yellow candles in honor come together to light the yellow candlesof in those honor who those died, who suffered, those who who died, and those suffered, thoseofwho and those survived the Holocaust. who survived the Holocaust. We will read from Rabbi We will read from Rabbi Fisher’s collection of stories, anecdotes Fisher’s collection of stories, anecdotes and prayers. and prayers. If you lost a loved one during the Holocaust and

would like their name(s) read during yarzheit at the service please contact the office at 751-8518 with your information.

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Shmoozing With Sisterhood Save the Dates! Happy Spring from Temple Isaiah Sisterhood! We’ve had some wonderful Sisterhood happenings during the month of February. Sisterhood would like to extend many thanks to every one who planned and played at our annual Mahjong Madness Day with the North Shore Chaverot Chapter of Hadassah on Sunday February 4th. We had wonderful raffles, a delicious kosher style Chinese buffet and of course a delightful afternoon of Mahjong. We extend special thanks to Pam Diamond, Randee Silberfeld for all their hard work putting this annual event together. Players of all skill levels were welcome and we had a large group of beginners learning how to play in the library. Everyone had wonderful fun and made it home in time to watch the Super Bowl! We also held our Hamentaschen baking session on Sunday February 11th. Everyone in attendance had a good time visiting and baking up a storm! Cantor Marcey joined us and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. This year, Sisterhood will be hosting a “fill your own” Hamentaschen booth (brainchild of Cantor Marcey) at Temple Isaiah’s annual Purim Carnival. The children will be able to create their own delicious special masterpieces. All ingredients will be nut free. Please come visit our booth and share a little sweetness!

Coming in March MIRIAM’S SEDER

Coming in April JEWISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Sunday, March 18th 4:30-6:30 pm in the Social Hall

with Facebook and Meredith Kaye-Tierney

Temple Isaiah’s all inclusive Miriam’s Seder led by

Sunday April 22nd 9-11

Julia Bennett is coming. Please join us to celebrate

If you are interested in tracing your Jewish ancestry

the role of women during our Exodus from Egypt. A

this one’s for you. Last year, Meredith opened up new

Seder dinner of chicken, matzah and ritual foods will

worlds for us. Meredith Kaye-Tierney will be show-

be served. Please bring a non-dairy Passover style

ing us how to search ancestry with Facebook. Find

dish to share and a non-perishable item for Temple

out her secrets to successful ancestry searching on

Isaiah’s food pantry. You must RSVP to the Temple

social media. There will be time to do some original

office or to pbennett1000@gmail.com by Thursday

research and get expert hands on assistance. Bring

March 15th. The cost is $5pp max $18 max per

a laptop or tablet if you have one. Space is limited,

family for Temple Isaiah members. Non-member cost

so please register early. RSVP to the Temple Office

is $10 pp, $20 per family. Gentlemen Welcome!

751-8518 or to Paula Bennett, pbennett1000@

am

gmail.com or Eileen Donnelly, ebdonnel@optonline. net this event. Coffee, bagels and instructional handouts will be provided. L’dor V’dor! continued on page 15

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Shmoozing With Sisterhood continued from page 14

Coming in May SISTERHOOD’S ANNUAL SPRING RUMMAGE SALE

For more information or to volunteer contact: Paula Bennett or Eileen Donnelly pbennett1000@ gmail.com or ebdonnel@optonline.net

Sunday May 6th thru Tuesday May 8th Sisterhood needs donations of your gently used and / or unwanted new “stuff”. Here’s you chance to increase the level of organization in your home. Start cleaning out your closets, basements and garages. Our rummage sales are Sisterhood’s largest fundraisers. Your contributions of gently used clothing and “stuff” help Sisterhood help our Temple community (gifts to B’nai Mitzvah, youth camp scholarships, Temple beautification/repairs), and those less fortunate in our larger community. Volunteers needed, no experience necessary! Sunday, May 6th: “Rummage Drop Off” 9 Social Hall. Sale opens for all at 1:30 &7

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Details to come!

Sisterhood has some wonderful events planned and they are open to all. Here are shortened versions of the details. Please refer to the Winter/Spring TI Event Schedule for more details. Details will also be posted in TI’s weekly e-mail announcements and on Sisterhood’s Google Group.

– 1 pm pm.

Very Sincerely Yours, Paula Bennett and Eileen Donnelly TI Sisterhood Co-presidents pbennett1000@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 8th: Sale opens 10 Clean up 1

Friday, May 18th 6

We look forward to seeing you at Temple Isaiah!

Rummage Schedule:

Monday May 7th: Sale opens 10

Also Coming in May SISTERHOOD SHABBAT DINNER AND SERVICE

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am

–1

pm

pm.

Temple Isaiah’s Sisterhood Wants You We’re We’re We’re We’re We’re

Family... Friends... Fund Raisers... Fun-Loving Females... Fervent Social Activists...

Your Temple Isaiah Sisterhood members are deeply caring and conscientious Jewish women who form a mutual support system and do our best to make everyone feel welcome, safe and appreciated. Please come join us!

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Breaking Bread With Brotherhood Happy New Year! We are now accepting applications to join the exclusive Temple Isaiah Brotherhood. Actually we welcome new members at any time. Our meeting dates include: March 4th at 9 am for Breakfast followed by our participation in the annual Purim Carnival. We will provide Hamentashen, beverages, and the Bouncy House. Cantor Marcey Wagner continues to create new ways to enrich our students. This year is no exception and we are up to the challenge to support her efforts. Upcoming :

Brotherhood Meeting: April 15th

Brotherhood Dinner: May 23rd

Las Vegas Night fundraiser: June 9th

Purimspiel - the Brotherhood does have a short, but memorable, singing part. This event is on February 28th. We do get to use the song sheets so no memorization is required. We just need your participation. Brotherhood sponsored events Comedy Night and the Latke Bash are scheduled for later this year. Dinner in the Sukkah and a special Shabbat Service are scheduled for Brotherhood participation. We are initiating a college scholarship fund for a worthy Temple Isaiah High School senior. The Brotherhood selection committee is developing the criteria for this $500 award. Rodger Jonas Mobile: 631-235-3115 Email: rhjlij@optonline.net Brotherhood President

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Media Watch Israel Israel’s Moral Imperative 1. Syrian mothers and their children queue up to enter Israel for medical treatment. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/On-the-border-with-Syrians-brought-to-Israel-for-medical treatment-538160 2. Vice President Pence becomes first US VP to address the Israeli Knesset, delivering a very well received address. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Pence-speech-rife-with-biblical-references-rocks-the Knesset-539461

Video--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRfdiXW7G_A

3. Trump Administration cuts $65MM from US contribution to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

(UNRWA). “For years, UNRWA has been a target for criticism in light of Hamas’s activity in its

educational institutions and the use of its facilities by Palestinian Arab terrorist organizations in Gaza.”

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240766 4. President Trump effectuates US policy going back to President Clinton by authorizing the US to move its

embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/WATCH-LIVE-Trump-delivers-much-anticipated-announcement about-Jerusalem-517201 5. PLO formally moves to withdraw recognition of Israel, and cut ties; as Israel’s ambassador to the UN

condemns as racist speech by Palestinian Arab President.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/PLO-moves-to-withdraw-recognition-of-cut-ties-to Israel-533336 http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Danon-to-UN-Secretary-General-Condemn-Abbass-hateful and-racist-speech-536849

Larry Weber

weberl@optonline.net

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

If you would like one of our rabbis to officiate at a

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

funeral, please speak to RabbiKatz before sched-

Rabbi Katz likes to know about births, engage-

uling. Our sanctuary is available for funeral or

ments, weddings, and other happy occasions, as

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 Diane Eidelman on the death of her mother Mussie Eidelman A To Stuart Barnett on the death of his father Sheldon Barnett A To Deanna Pincus on the death of her husband Allan Pincus A To Jamie Adler on the death of her father Marc Fisher

Congratulations A To Alan and Myra Rosofsky on the birth of their grandson Jordan Rosofsky, and

their granddaughter Sophie Madeleine Rosofsky.

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.

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Sunshine Funds & Other Donations Adult Education Fund

Fund to Feed the Hungry (cont)

In memory of Irene Meyer Barbara & Bruce Meyer

In In In In In In

Beautification Fund In memory of Anthony Sclafani Martin & Marion Lieberman

Camp Fund 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 Bessie Kaminsky Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Frank Weitzman Diane & Stephen Weitzman honor of the birth of Jordan Rosofsky Diane & Stephen Weitzman memory of Marc Fisher Diane & Stephen Weitzman

Cantor Discretionary Fund In honor of the Installation of Cantor Wagner Iris & David Schiff

Fund to Feed the Hungry In In In In In

memory of Neville Patrick Sonya Singh memory of Roberta Schwartz Carol & Mark Swerdloff honor of the birth of Jordan Rosofsky Carol & Mark Swerdloff memory of Joan Stenzler Dan Stenzler memory of Kermit Gitter Arlene Gitter

memory of Eugene Hoffman Dennis Hoffman memory of Jack Goor memory of Sarah Goor Jane Goor memory of Ruth Rosen Mort Rosen memory of Allan Pincus Mort & Amy Rosen memory of Bernard Behrendt The Kamen Family

Israel Fund In memory of Rosalyn & Murray Kamen The Kamen Family

Joseph Karol Youth Scholarship Fund In memory of Norman Gabrielsen Suzanne Gabrielsen

Music Fund In memory of Russell Lieblich Lawrence Lieblich & Perri Fitterman In memory of Edith Lazar Stern & Bertrum Frankenstein The Gerstein Family

Rabbi Adam D. Fisher Library In memory of Mussie Eidelman Irva & Saul Steinweis Mazel Tov to Preston Schoenfeld & Amy Goodman Myra & Alan Rosofsky In memory of Mussie Eidelman Mark & Mona Saidens In honor of the birth of Jordan Rosofsky Irva & Saul Steinweis In honor of the birth of Jordan Rosofsky Marge & Paul Weiser In memory of Bella Austin Myra & Alan Rosofsky

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Sunshine Funds & Other Donations Rabbi Karol Youth Lounge Fund Special Projects Fund In memory of Max & Rose Kamenetzky The Kamen Family

Rabbi Harvey Witman Religious School Fund In memory of Sheldon Barnett Irva & Saul Steinweis In honor of the birth of Jordan Rosofsky Phyllis Sterne

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund In memory of Samuel Deifik, Michael Maffetone, and Thomas Haggerty Jr., Arnie & Honey Katz In memory of Julius Katz, Rose Katz Arnie & Honey Katz In memory of Jean Rosenbaum-Brunner Barbara & Ira Zarett In memory of Irving Shapiro Leo & Doris Dvorken In memory of Jack Willis In memory of Robert Katz Arnie & Honey Katz In memory of Theodore Siskind Marion & Martin Liebowitz

In memory of Marc Fisher Mark & Gloria Snyder Irva & Saul Steinweis Marge & Paul Weiser Ricki & Larry Budnick Claire Baer

Tikkun Olam Fund In memory of Belle Charatan Maureen & Harvey Bernstein In memory of Benjamin & Annie Horowitz The Kamen Family

Worship Fund A speedy recovery to Norma Michael Barbara & Bruce Meyer Mazel Tov to Preston Schoenfeld & Amy Goodman Barbara & Bruce Meyer In memory of Abraham Kaplan Barbara & Bruce Meyer In memory of Marc Fisher Barbara & Bruce Meyer

Youth Group Fund In memory of Ruth Kanter Randee Kanter

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B’nai Mitzvah March & April 2018 Dylan Fastenberg March 17th Son of Grace & Michael Fastenberg

Jadon Barnett April 14th Son of Debra and Stuart Barnett

Ethan Rothenberg April 21st Son of Abigail and Joshua Rothenberg

Sydney Kirschner April 28th Daughter of Lisa and Lance Kirschner

Siman Tov & Mazel Tov To All! Rabbi—David Katz, Interim

Brotherhood President—Rodger Jonas

Cantor-Education Director––Marcey Wagner

Parents' Association Co-Chairs—Ellen Covino &

Temple President—Phyllis Sterne

Ilene Horan

Administrator—Penny Gentile

Rabbi Emeritus—Stephen A. Karol

Sisterhood Co-Presidents—Paula Bennett

Rabbi Emeritus—Adam D. Fisher

& Eileen Donnelly

Cantor Emeritus—Michael F. Trachtenberg

Temple Isaiah (631) 751- 8518

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