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Spring Highlights! You will find details of these programs inside this Bulletin. Spring is a wonderful, busy time at Shaare Emeth and in the greater Jewish Community. Several April events will bring the community together, beginning with a Community-Wide Shabbat Morning Service on April 3. Details for all the events are on page 13. Also, this Spring we will host our 12th Annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, May 16. On May 23, we’ll have an encore performance of our wonderful Cantors’ Concert (see page 5). We already look forward to our second Golf Outing, scheduled for June 10. Everyone who attended last year had a great time. Please put it on your calendar. Many of our auxiliary groups have plans for April. Please read what they are up to on page 11 and join in their community.

141st Annual Meeting of Congregation Shaare Emeth Tuesday, May 11, 2010 6:30 p.m. - Dinner 7:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting (see page 5)

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Caring and Sharing at Shaare Emeth

When you hear ‘committee’, do you automatically think ‘meetings’? Marsha Koski, Chair of the Caring Committee for the past two and a half years, wants you to think otherwise. “It’s not about meetings,” Marsha says. “It’s about actual contact and real help.” Marsha agreed to take on the Caring Committee in order to help people with both long-term and short-term issues of importance—issues that call for the support of the congregation. The elements of the Caring Committee range from the long-standing to the brand new. They are as follows: the Shiva committee, chaired by Linda Sandmel, participates in shiva when one of our members is bereaved and includes the Roshei Minyan leading shiva services when requested; Bikkur Cholim, “Visiting the Sick”, chaired by Suzanne Bierman, sends notes of healing and encouragement to members released from the hospital; Gutteh Neshamah, “Good Soul” members visit congregants in nursing homes; Simcha Notes, chaired by Esther Appelbaum, sends congratulatory notes to members celebrating a special occasion; Mitzvah Meals, a joint venture with SEEDS, chaired by Leah Rubin, Chris Bomze and Brenda Baron, organizes the cooking, storage and delivery of home-cooked meals to members who have come home from the hospital, or serious medical treatment, or families with a new baby; Hineynu, “We Are Here”, chaired by Karen Sher, is a recently-developed program to pair our congregants in crisis with those who can assist in short-term task management; Healing Havdalah, chaired by Marsha Koski, is the evolution of the previously established Healing Service and is an outgrowth of the series “Havdalah of Connection” that took place in 2009. Our first Healing Havdalah was led by Rabbi Goldstein, with visiting Cantor Karen Gilat, on March 13; upcoming services will be on April 10 and May 8. Marsha Koski says, “We hope that the Healing Havdalah will provide a spiritual small-group experience to be shared by those seeking healing, physically or spiritually.” Be aware that most of the names you read here have been doing these jobs for many years and are motivated by the desire to express their connection to fellow congregants. The newer volunteers are equally important and bring fresh insights and energy to their projects. Additional volunteers are not only welcome, but they are actively encouraged to come forth. Also, each of these dedicated participants represents the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Each has a number of volunteers working in that specific area of the committee. Space limitations do not permit us to name each person who has driven a Mitzvah Meal to a convalescent member, or has written a note of well-wishes to a recuperating congregant, but they each play an important role and all have our eternal thanks. Deeds of Kindness ...........................6-7 Israel .................................................. 8 Treasurer’s Report ............................. 9 Calendar ..........................................10 Auxiliaries .......................................11 Purim Festivities..............................12

Community..................................... 13 Thinking of You.............................. 14 Remembrances ................................ 15 Tributes ...................................... 16-17 Special Thanks................................. 18 Ads ................................................... 19


6 p.m. First Fridays – Kabbalat Shabbat Service April Birthday Blessings

Counting Our Blessings “Building a friendship with Israel”

‘Friendships take work. They work both ways.” “You have to be a friend to have a friend.” Cliches abound, but they speak of timeless 9 truths. And such thoughts certainly apply to the relationship of 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service American Jews to Israel. 16 These days more than ever, Israel needs the friendship of American 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Jews – and I would argue that American Jews need the friendship of 23 Israel as well. These are times of great tension and challenge for Israel. 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service 30 Israel as a nation, a Jewish state and a people is on trial in the court of 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service public opinion in much of the world. All one need do is turn on the news, or watch the latest incidents from college campuses across the country, to hear the rhetoric and anti-Israel propaganda. Israeli SATURDAY policies are questioned daily, and even within the Jewish world, great 3 debate rages about the legitimacy and appropriateness of many of 10 a.m. at Kol Am Congregation Israel’s actions and policies. From AIPAC to J Street, from ARZA to Community Worship Service the World Zionist Organization, Jewish organizations everywhere are 10 struggling with how Jews can support Israel and defend her right to 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary exist while still working to make sure that the country of Israel lives up Rebecca Erin Fink, daughter of to our dreams for her. Israel needs our support! Susie Levinson and Brad Fink, Likewise, we American Jews face challenges of our own – changing becomes a Bat Mitzvah demographics, growing assimilation and existential threats to Jewish 4:30 p.m. Havdalah of Healing 17 life as we have never seen before. We are seeking ways to insure that 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat our Jewish lives here remain vibrant and relevant, and we need Israel, 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary too, as a focal point and inspiration and reminder of what is possible David Andrew Joshua Pace, in Jewish life when we share dreams and ideals. son of Charles and Wendy Pace, From April 23-27, we will have the opportunity at Shaare Emeth to becomes a Bar Mitzvah truly probe the meaning of a relationship with Israel. We will welcome 24 Rabbis Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi and Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, 11 a.m. in the Chapel and their family, to our congregation for the long weekend. We will Shabbat Morning Worship Service study, pray, celebrate and dialogue together, and we will work to establish a deeper relationship with the rabbis and their community, MONDAY the small Reform Congregation of Kehillat Tzur Hadassah, just outside 5 of Jerusalem. We have chosen Tzur Hadassah as a sister congregation 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel for Shaare Emeth to build a lasting mutual partnership. Passover Concluding Service/Yizkor Service There will be many opportunities for you to come and get to know Rabbis Ofer and Rachel and their family. Please mark your calendars Every Shabbat Morning: now and watch your mail and email for more details about their visit. Torah Study, 9:30 a.m.; Minyan, 11 a.m. We are very excited to spend this time together and look forward to a Weekday Minyans: meaningful time in dialogue. Mondays/Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. Homebound Services available every Friday and Saturday. Call 1-800-846-4808; enter ID #91088047 if required. ALL SERVICES ARE OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY


James M. Bennett, Rabbi,

in focus

“Thank you Kathy Zigler, from all of Shaare Emeth”

President’s Message

The Philosophy of the Shirlee Green Preschool at Shaare Emeth includes the following statement: “At our school, children learn what it means to be Jewish, the value of community, how to have pride in themselves, the fun of discovery and many more values that will become a part of the person they will grow to be. As they learn, they experience a warm, nurturing environment that only enhances their love of learning.” Kathy Zigler makes sure that this vision happens every day! By now, you have surely heard the news that Kathy has decided to retire from her position as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Shirlee Green Preschool at Shaare Emeth effective at the end of the current school year. Kathy’s profoundly nurturing leadership will be greatly missed by the children, families and teachers of our preschool, as well as by the entire staff and membership of our congregation. Still, we are also happy for Kathy and her family as she retires and enters this next phase of her life. Kathy has been a constant presence in the Shirlee Green Preschool for over fifteen years, first as a teacher and for the last eight years as Director of Early Childhood Education. We are very excited that Kathy and her husband, Marty, will continue to be active and devoted members of the congregation. Under Kathy’s skilled leadership, the Shirlee Green Preschool at Shaare Emeth has become known as one of the finest preschools in our area and is an outstanding and caring place for children to grow and thrive. All of us are deeply committed to maintaining Kathy’s high standards of excellence for the Shirlee Green Preschool and our early childhood educational program as we continue into the future. A process of selecting the best possible Director of Early Childhood education for our congregation is well-underway, under the supervision of Rabbi Goldstein and a search committee chaired by Beth Manlin, a member of our congregation and a Shirlee Green Preschool parent. The hundreds of families that have been impacted directly over the years by Kathy and her loving commitment to our children will thank her personally; but we, as a congregation, will also have a chance to publicly honor and thank Kathy. Please plan to join us for our First Friday Shabbat service on Friday, May 7, at 6 p.m. when we will recognize Kathy for her devotion to Shaare Emeth and the Shirlee Green Preschool. Rabbi Jim Bennett

Ken Birenbaum


You may have heard of conversations by local temples and Jewish agencies to collaborate in ways to overcome common challenges brought on by demographic and technological changes and by the current economic environment. The underlying goal of these conversations is to develop strategic relationships that will yield improved services and programming and create efficiencies that strengthen our community and utilize the wealth of talent and resources we have. These conversations are not new and have gained momentum due to the vision of those in the St. Louis Jewish community, many who are members of Congregation Shaare Emeth. These dedicated people are identifying how the future of Reform Judaism will look in St. Louis and how St. Louis will adopt to an ever-changing world and economy. Over 40 years ago a group of Shaare Emeth leaders joined Past President, Harris Frank, to acquire land at the corner of Ladue and Ballas. The decision was not easy and it affected the entire St. Louis Jewish community. Yet today, everybody can see the vibrant center of Jewish worship and learning that is Congregation Shaare Emeth. We are grateful to those who looked into the future and acted decisively so that we might benefit from their sacrifices and vision. Over 10 years ago, a group of Shaare Emeth and community leaders, led by Past President, Buddy Lebman, created the Saul Mirowitz Reform Jewish Academy. Their actions have helped deepen the values of Reform Judaism in our children from grades K through 5. Shaare Emeth members are active on its Board, and we thank them for visioning the needs of the entire Reform Jewish community. Today, we have other visionary leaders, like Past President, Patty Croughan, who is facilitating a Federation-sponsored task force to sustain and build a vibrant, Jewish Community. We can hope these important conversations will remove the perceived barriers in our community so we can envision a new reality based on our shared goals. We all know that life is ever-changing, and the “status quo” has never been Shaare Emeth’s culture. Your temple’s leaders have always acted as catalysts to move forward in the best interests of Shaare Emeth. With your continued support of our mission and the community-wide initiatives being pursued, the future of our Jewish community will remain bright and be sustained for future generations. Ken Birenbaum,

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141st Annual Meeting of Shaare Emeth - Tuesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Join us as we Thank our outgoing Board and Install our incoming Board Honor our 50 and 60 Year Members Enjoy a Delicious Dinner prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. $15 per adult, $7 per child 3 and over (There is no charge for 50 and 60 year members, but please send in your reservation by May 4) Annual Meeting Dinner Reservations RSVP by May 4 for dinner. Send your check payable to Shaare Emeth to: 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141, Attn: Stacy Jespersen

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deeds of kindness This page will be filled with ways to participate in our community. We will highlight congregants who are making a difference and social action tidbits. If you want to participate in any of the listed programs, or know of an agency that is looking for volunteers or someone who is making a difference, please let Ronnie know.

Community Alternatives This month we highlight Community Alternatives, an agency that supports people who have a mental illness AND another trauma. Traumas include HIV/AIDS, rape/incest, children at risk, homelessness, and immigrants who have been raped or tortured in their home countries. You will find a marked bin in our Tzedakah Center for the collection of new or gently used linens and towels and kitchen supplies to give to clients. For more information on Community Alternatives, go to or 314-772-8801.

Volunteer Opportunities Through Jewish Family & Children’s Services Chaplaincy Program Seeking Volunteers The Community Chaplaincy program is looking for a few friendly visitors! If you have an hour a month to talk and listen, this rewarding opportunity is for you! Chaplaincy Outreach volunteers visit residents of November 21, 2008 long term care facilities, providing companionship and a listening ear. at 6 p.m. Through the program, our volunteers help elderly residents reduce feelings of isolation by maintaining a positive connection to the Jewish community. Be a Chaplaincy Outreach volunteer and get connected! Please call Kelly Mueller at 314-812-9386 or email if you would like more information. Thank you!

Please Honor Members of the Caring Committee Feed the Pantry-Feed the Soul

Open House AtCaring the Harvey Kornblum The Shaare Emeth Committee embodies Jewish Pantry our sense ofFood community here at Shaare Emeth. Quietly and lovingly, members of the committee April 18, 12 to 3 p.m. respond appropriately to those in need at many See the distribution center levels. Make nutritious snacks for our clients Stack Groceries Please join us as we honor the Committee Face Painting, A Silent Auction and atPrizes our Kabbalat Shabbat service. Door Admission: A Bag of Groceries


The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Needs: Canned Tuna Fish Hearty Soups Canned Pasta with Meat Any Type of Dry Pasta and/or Rice Peanut Butter & Jelly Canned Fruits Personal Care Items Bring items to Temple.

To meet increasing demands, the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry has new policies in place that have led us to new weekday volunteer positions that span from answering telephones to unloading delivery trucks! Contact Kelly Mueller, 314-812-9386, for more information.

gemilut chasidim Shaare Emeth Members in Extended Care, Assisted Living, or Nursing Home Facilities If your loved one is a member of Shaare Emeth and is in an extended care, assisted living, or nursing home facility, please help us update our records. Email Stacy Jespersen at with their current information. Thank you for helping us stay connected to all of our members!

Tzedakah Center Collections Our Tzedakah Center Team has been very active organizing collections over the last few months. From collecting children’s underwear and socks for The Little Bit Foundation, to cell phones for Alive, or warm clothing to toiletries for shelters and Room at the Inn, our bins and baskets are being filled. Thanks for all you have donated. Please keep reading the Bulletin and checking the signs on the Tzedakah Center so you can help with our current collections. Our B’nei Mitzvah students research and decide on a mitzvah project. We have encouraged them to share their projects with the congregation by creating posters for the Tzedakah Center and using our collection bins. In our lives today, many of our own congregants are in need and benefit from the Tzedakah Center, as well as the St. John’s Food Pantry or the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry. In Judaism, we are taught to help our neighbor--fulfill this commandment by donating items for one or more of the many organizations we serve. Make a difference today; you never know if you will be a person in need . . .Thank you. Our new Tzedakah Box has been collecting donations of money for Haiti and now Chile, as well as the Jewish Food Pantry. Together, we have raised over $1,000. Beginning in April, and through June, the money in our Tzedakah Box will help The Mildred Brady and Rena Martin Charitable Eye Foundation. Please help us help those who need eye surgery, glasses, etc., and can’t afford it without the Brady Foundation.

Havdalah of Healing at Shaare Emeth Healing is a process; one that involves the recognition of our wholeness, and a steadfast refusal to allow ourselves to be fragmented, even when we are terrified, nor feel broken apart by life. Healing is a matter of knowing that we can be shattered and yet we are still whole. Jon Kabat-Zinn Please join us for our Havdalah of Healing on Saturday, April 10, from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. This service, designed with ample time and space for authentic reflection, acknowledges the brokenness of our world and our need for inner healing and peace. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SAVE THE DATES Saturday, May 1, 4 p.m. at Forest Park 2010 Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk The Shaare Emeth WRJ will join the Klaven Family and Friends Team to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Campaign. To register or sponsor a walker online, go to then click on the “Take Steps, Be Heard” graphic. For more information, contact Linda Russo at

Saturday, June 12 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!! For information on the Shaare Emeth team, contact Jerri Livingston, 314.469.3553. 7

Israel Do You Care About Israel? Save the Dates Friday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 27, 2010 A Special visit to Shaare Emeth by Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi and Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit Halachmi of Kehillat Tzur Hadassah in Israel Our friends from our congregation’s sister congregation in Israel will share a long weekend with us in dialogue, partnership and education. We will learn together and build a deeper relationship as we come to deeper mutual understanding and friendship. Watch your mail for more details and the schedule of this visit. This program is supported by a grant from the Legacy Heritage Innovation Project of Legacy Heritage Programming, an affiliate of the Legacy Heritage Fund

Announcing Two Trips to Israel! A Deluxe Adult Journey to Israel and Jordan With Rabbi Jim and Amy Bennett October 10-24, 2010

We are collecting names for our celebration of Shaare Emeth members who have traveled to Israel during the past year. If you or any member of your family have traveled to Israel since January 1, 2009, please email the names and contact information of each traveler to so that we can properly recognize your Israel travel!


An exciting, five-star journey for both first time and returning visitors to Israel who wish to see Israel through fresh eyes. Travel and experience old and new facets of Tel Aviv, the Galilee, and Jerusalem and the surrounding highlights, share Shabbat with our sister congregation in Tzur Hadassah, and take a unique visit to the Negev, Masada, the Dead Sea, Eilat, and Petra, Jordan! A variety of encounters and meetings with Israelis will help us get to know the people and the land.

Family Adventure to Israel with Rabbi Andrea Goldstein and Family December 2010 Join Rabbi Goldstein and her family for a family-oriented tour of Israel during the December 2010 winter break - an excellent first-time tour for families and individuals who would enjoy an inter-generational experience in Israel. Special activities and counselors for children will be provided. We are gathering names now for this exciting opportunity. To express your interest or learn more about either trip, please contact Gloria Schwartz at 314.569.0010 or

Treasurer’s Notes

Camp Emeth

Last month I mentioned that the Board had approved a budget for 2010 that projected a deficit of $45,627 for the year. I’d like to use this month’s column to give you more details about that budget. We are projecting total income of $3,050,890 and expenses of $3,096,517. Of the deficit, $28,027 is from operations and $17,000 is interest on our building loan. The major sources and uses of our funds are shown in the charts below. Most of the categories are self-explanatory, but a few comments are in order: Tuition & Fee Income is for Preschool, Religious School and Camps. Program Service Fee Income is the amount collected for our Youth Groups, for all the programs we run that have admission/registration fees, for use of our building, etc. Endowment Fund Fees include allowable uses of our unrestricted endowment funds to offset general operations. Uses of our restricted funds, such as scholarships, are included in the appropriate income category. Personnel Expense includes wages, payroll taxes, insurance, and pension benefits for all our employees. Programming Expenses are all the non-personnel expenses related to specific programs at Shaare Emeth, such as books and supplies for our schools and camps, the cost of High Holiday Services, music at Shabbat services, etc. Building Expenses include the interest on our building loan.

What are your summer plans? Camp Emeth is seeking campers from Kindergarten to 8th grade to come and play! Join us for a summer filled with fun activities, including swimming, sports, creative arts and a strong feeling of community! Check us out on the Shaare Emeth website or call/email Jodi Miller, Director, for further information or questions at 314.569.1273, ext 203, or

Mussar Word of the Month Zerizut

While the above provides much more detail than was in last month’s column, it is a broad summary of the complete budget. I also realize it’s a lot of numerical information to absorb. If you have questions about any of the details, please feel free to contact me. Bill Livingston, Treasurer,

Inspired action

Zerizut is the antidote to the physical and spiritual drain of a darkened winter. Zerizut is likened to awakened energy, wholehearted action, inspired activity. Its counterpoint, laziness, acts as a stumbling block and appears as rationalizations. It arises in thoughts, such as "If I do this, then they will think I have nothing better to do with my time than..." or "If I were wealthy, I would give to charity" or "If I speak up, they will ask me to do ..." or "If I had spare time, I would ...". Familiar thoughts? When we recognize and are grateful for the gifts and talents given to us, we feel obligated to put them to good use. Next time you see an opportunity or need motivation, be aware that your gratitude can lead to zerizut. Think zerizut and step forward with awakened energy. 9

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1 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 p.m. Bridge

2 5:15 p.m. Nosh 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Chol HaMoeid Pesach

3 9 a.m. CERT Live Demo 10 a.m. Community Shabbat at Kol Am Congregaton

4 11:30 a.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal

5 Office Closed Last Day of Passover 9:30 a.m. Yiskor Service

6 9:45 a.m. Torah Study

7 11:30 a.m. Maj Jong

8 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 pm. Bridge

9 5:15 p.m. Nosh 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Leviticus 9:1-11:47

10 9:30 a.m. Torah Study 11 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service Informal Shabbat Minyan 4:30 p.m. Havdalah of Connection

11 11:30 a.m. Youth Choir 4 p.m. Yom Hashoah Service at BSKI

12 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 p.m WRJ program 12:30 p.m. Maj Jong

13 9:45 a.m. Torah Study

14 11:30 a.m. Maj Jong

15 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 p.m. Bridge

16 5:15 p.m. Nosh 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Leviticus 12:1-15:33

17 9:30 a.m. Torah Study 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat 11 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service Informal Shabbat Minyan

18 11:30 a.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 7 p.m. Community-wide Yom HaZikaron celebration

19 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 p.m. Senior Lunch 12:30 p.m. Maj Jong 4:30 p.m. Community-wide Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration

20 9:45 a.m. Torah Study 7 p.m. Temple Board Meeting

21 11:30 a.m. Maj Jong 6 p.m. Room at the Inn

22 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12 p.m. Bridge

23 5:15 p.m. Nosh 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Leviticus 16:1-20:27

24 9:30 a.m. Torah Study 11 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service Informal Shabbat Minyan


26 7:15 a.m. Minyan 12:30 p.m. Maj Jong

27 9:45 a.m. Torah Study

28 11:30 a.m. Maj Jong 6 p.m. Brotherhood Dinner

29 7:15 a.m Minyan 12 p.m. Bridge

30 5:15 p.m. Nosh 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service Leviticus 21:1-24:23



WRJ Judy Elias & Soozi Waxman, Co-Presidents

It is hard to believe that April is here, and with it comes spring and the smell of flowers, the crisp air outside and Passover. Sandy’s Judaica Shop has all your Passover needs; please make sure to stop by and shop. And, don’t forget Mothers Day--the gift shop has that perfect gift for that special mom. The shop offers you the opportunity to purchase items tax free, free gift-wrapping, and a discount to WRJ members on most items. Speaking of WRJ membership, you will receive the remainder of this year and all of next year’s membership for the cost of a one-year membership. So why not join; you receive a 15-month membership, discount to the gift shop, and a chance to help support Congregation Shaare Emeth. At our next board meeting at 7 p.m., April 13, at Temple, the nominating committee will present the slate of officers for 2010-2011. Elections will be on May 2 at the Temple with a light lunch. RSVP’s are required; please check Shaare Mail for more information. Here are some facts about WRJ: Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents more than 65,000 women in over 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world. With a mission to ensure the future of Reform Judaism, WRJ works to educate and train future sisterhood and congregational leadership about membership, fundraising, leadership skill, advocacy for social justice, and innovative and spiritual programming. To learn more about WRJ, our events, or to get involved, please call Soozi Waxman @ 314 -878-827 or Judy Elias @ 314-878-5665.

Join the “Dining Divas” as They Cook Food FAST . . . Not FAST Food Thursday, April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Home of Debbie Lefton 11363 Mosley Forest Drive, 63141 SPACE IS LIMITED Send $10 and your favorite quick recipe by April 8th to: Gail Glaser, 900 S. Hanley Rd., #PHF, Clayton 63105 For more information, call Jerri at 314.469.3553 Presented by Shaare Emeth WRJ-CWRJ

Brotherhood News

Brotherhood will feature the Shriner's Band on Wednesday, April 28. Hans and Marcia will be cooking a great dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please mail your reservations by Thursday, April 22, to the Temple. The cost is $7.50 (if paid by the 22nd), $8.50 at the door. Fish is available for $2 more. Please let us know if you need a sugar free dessert. The Shriner's Band is looking for members. You do not need to be a Shriner or a great musician. If interested, be sure to attend this program. If you haven't joined Shaare Emeth Brotherhood yet, please send in or bring your $35 dues.

Seniors Margie Kulstein, Steering Committee

There is no "First Monday" Program in April. Yizkor services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on April 5. Our lunch program on April 19 will feature Isaac Lifits on the accordian, Abram Yavlinsky on the mandolin, and vocalist, Bronya Yavlinsky. Reservations are due by April 12. If you haven't received your notice, please contact Stacy in the Temple Office.

Reform Singles Tuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at Shaare Emeth, Bob Cohn will discuss the recent article by New York Times columnist, David Brooks, entitled "The Tel Aviv Cluster." This is an outstanding discussion of Jewish ingenuity, work ethic and determination. Will Israel become the Hong Kong of the Middle East? Don't miss this program with dinner at 6 p.m. and program to follow. Send your $10 check payable to RST to Ruth Satz, 585 Coeur de Royale, #302, St. Louis, MO 63141. Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. we will attend "Isn't It Romantic" by Wendy Wasserstein at the Center Stage Theater. We leave from Shaare Emeth at 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. For a reservation, send a check payable to S. Wexler, 514 Coeur de Royale, #201, St. Louis, MO 63141. Call Ruth for carpool reservation at 314-432-4247. Sunday, May 2, we will attend the performance of "The Wedding Singer" at the Webster Conservatory on the Main Stage of the Rep Theater. The cost is $6 at the door. We will leave from Shaare Emeth at 1 p.m. Call Ruth for reservations and carpools. 11

purim festivities Grease the Megillah

Saturday, Feb. 27 The Chorus

Andy Zuckerman & Laura Kaplan

Andy (the King & Amy (Queen Esther)

Amy Ogle & Sharol Brickman

Purim Carnival Fun Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winner of the Purim Bicycle


Community Commemorations


This month brings several community celebrations and remembrances. Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day April 11, 4 p.m. at BSKI This year’s theme focuses on resistance during the Holocaust. Survivors and relatives will give their testimony. Yom Hazikaron Israeli Memorial Day Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m. at the JCC Arts & Education Bldg. Honor those who have fallen in defense of the State of Israel or as victims of terror. Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israeli Independence Day Join the community, Monday, April 19, 4:30 - 9 p.m. for falafel and hot dogs. Booths will include Israeli wine tasting and local Israeli artisans. Israeli singer, Tal Sondak, will perform. The evening will conclude with fireworks at 8:45 p.m. on the JCC ball fields.

MAZEL TOV / SIMCHAS To add your simcha in our Temple Bulletin, please call Gloria Schwartz in the Temple office, 314.569.0010, ext. 113.

Patty and Dr. Jack Croughan on the birth of granddaughter, Emma Claire Pedone. Scott and Jennifer Sagett on the birth of son, Evan Samuel. Congratulations also to grandparents, Irl and Sue Steiner. Ellen Cohen Goldstein, whose son, Brad Cohen, created the Brad Cohen Tourrette Foundation. Congratulations also to Joe Pereles on his appointment to the Board of this new Tourrette foundation. Steve Rosen on his special birthday. Donna Segal on her special birthday. Carole Levin was appointed by Mayor Harold Dielmann to the Historic Preservation Committee for the City of Creve Coeur for a three year term. Maria Szapszewicz was selected as a Woman of Distinction in category of Inspiration by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. She will be honored at a reception on April 13 at the Old Warson Country Club.

Welcome New Members A Community-Wide Shabbat Morning Service

Ray and Rebecca Turner

Shabbat St. Louis!! April 3, 2010 10-11:30 a.m. at Kol Am Congregation 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East

WANTED: The gift shop has a job opportunity for a permanent parttime sales person. The position is nine hours per week; we will train, but knowledge of Quick Books point of sale would be a plus. If you are interested, please contact Margaret DeBrecht @ 314-821-0369.

Do Good, Feel Good, For Free

Please participate in Shaare Emeth’s Scrip Program If Not Now, When? (Pirkei Avot 1:14) . . . Help pass Judaism on to the Next Generation!

Starting in 2010, all Proceeds to Benefit Shaare Emeth’s Youth Educational Programs (Preschool, Religious School & Camps)

CARDS AVAILABLE: Dierberg’s, Whole Foods, Shop ‘n Save, iTunes, Starbucks, AMC Theaters, & Panera Bread The above merchants pay our Congregation 5% or more on every dollar spent using their scrip cards There are 3 easy ways to participate: 1) Sign up for convenient monthly orders with automatic debit to your checking account 2) Pick up your cards in the Temple office any time the building is open 3) Mail in an order form and your cards will be waiting at the Temple office for pick up when you specify To join or for more details, contact Nancy or Vilma at 314-569-0010 or A portion of the value of your participation may be tax deductable. Please contact the Temple office for details.


thinking of you The Congregation notes with deep sorrow the passing of our members and extends our deepest sympathy to their families



William Gordon Husband of Sylvia Gordon Father of Sandra Anderson, Michael Gordon and Terry Gordon

Kraig Zang on the death of his mother, Marion D. Zang. Dr. Larry Mendelow on the death of his father, Dr. Harvey Mendelow. Michael Weinhaus on the death of his mother, Karol Weinhaus. Irene Newman on the death of her father, Irving Boigon. Rosemary Goldstein on the death of her father, Julius J. Cohen.

Helen Schaffer Mother of Alan Schaffer and Joyce Anderson Ida Stack Mother of Jerry Stack and Richard Stack Grandmother of Rachel and Jordan Stack Ted Horowitz Father of Jaclyn Schwalm and Ted B. Horowitz Step father of Peggy Magidson, Marilyn Cordovi, Judy Magidson and Patty Magid-Wolk Samantha Smyly Daughter of Darla and William Smyly, Jr. Sister of MaryAnne Smyly

Yahrzeit—Remembering the Blessing “May their memory be a blessing”, the traditional expression of condolence, is permanently engraved on the new Weekly Perpetual Yahrzeit Memorial in the Stiffman Sanctuary. The recently installed memorial, truly a work of art, was presented to the Congregation to display the names of our departed loved ones on Shabbat and through the week that the yahrzeit is observed. The weekly plaque is now displayed in addition to the permanent plaques mounted in the Chapel. Effective May 1, pricing for Perpetual Memorials, including both plaques, is $750. Through April 30, 2010, pricing for both plaques will be held at $550, the former price for the single plaque mounted in the Chapel. Pricing for non-members purchasing perpetual memorials is $1,200.


Perpetual Memorials A new memorial has been established

Denise Susan Gertz Cohen, Benjamin Gertz, Pearl Gertz, Bessie Goldstein, David Goldstein, and Ethyl Murrey Established by Penny Lu Hoffman Murrey Engelsman Dr. Gerald S. Feit Established by Dr. Robert and Deborah Feit, Dr. Steven and Marcia Feit, and Dr. Neil and Susan Friedman and their families Colonel Earle K. Rosen Established by Sue and Mark Koritz, Barbara and Mark Rosen, and Sherri and Jim Rosen Ida Stack Established by Jerry and Cheryl Stack, Richard Stack and Beverly Ress Milton Carlie and Bessie Carlie Established by Miriam Kinsey Ellen Levinson Established by William S. Levinson, Judy Duneman, Carol Leidner, Susie Levinson, and Laura Rose William Gordon Established by Sylvia Gordon and children, grandchildren and great grandchild

April 2 & 3 Ida Abramson Terrye Balin Samuel Bendix Ralph Brandon Aaron Carafiol George Charnas Samuel Collier Celia Cytron Julius B. Cytron Ida Dardick Sidney Dawidoff Jack Dubinsky Sally S. Enger Anna Ettenson Fannie Ferster Ben Gershon Joseph Goldfarb Morris Goldstein Marion Goodman Dr. Gerhard Gruenfeld Gertrude Harris Karl Heidenberg Isador Hochman Adolph Kamenetzky Lillian Katzman Joseph Kaufman Jeffrey Klamen Annie Klarberg Sadae I. Landau Hilde R. Levy Louis R. Levy Robert Librach Escher Lincoff Joseph Litvag Irene Margulis Rosa Mathes Robert F. Meyers Zelda Michelson Sidney Midows Ruth Moskowitz Eugene Moss Paul D. Nelson Edward Polinsky Leah Polski Gussie Reynolds Emil Roodman Miriam Rosenstroh Leon Rubenstein Morris Rudolph Nathan Sarasohn Lazarus Scharff Selma R. Scharff Phillip Siteman

remembrances Harry Stone Morris Surinsky Mary Svarin Millie Tropp Mark Willner Nathan Winnerman

April 9 & 10 Gertrude Allina Ida Balk Harry Beckerman Bernice Bobroff Frank Chervitz Gitel Dalin Ethel Degen Ethel Dubinsky Sam Feldman Richard Fendell Frieda Ferman Ida Fineman Minnie Fleischer Nathan H. Fox Nathan Frank Selma Frank Arthur Friedman Dora Friedman Samuel Friedman Dorothy Gilbert George Gilbert Bertha Glaser Sam I. Golman Flora Gottschalk Dorothy Hilb Albert Hollin Hyman Horen Minnie Horen Sydney Jacobs George Jarecki Arthur Kahn Gladys Katz Leo Katz Bernard Klearman Rebecca Kline George Koppel Arnold Lerman Bertha Levy Herbert F. Lewis David Magidson Jessye S. Mathes May Miller Maurice Mushlin Samuel Polakoff Al Raben Minnie Recht

Dora Robnak Sarah Rosenberg Louis Rosenbloom Murray Rothman Alvin M. Roufa Dorothy Safron Gabe Scheiner Herbert L. Silk Alfred Silverstein Rose Slein Frances Solomon Florence L. Stein Louis Stein, Jr. Rae W. Steiner Herbert Sterneck Hilda Tucker Melvin D. Weiss Minnie Wohl Charlotte Wolff Yetta Wright Nanette Yawitz

April 16 & 17 Emma Aleck Nat K. Baum Hyman Bernstein Esther Bierman Hannah Bierman Sam Biernbaum Sidney L. Bly Sander Bunn Lillian Campbell Paul Chait Marie Chused Samuel Cohen Hilda Dahl Sarah Day Sylvia Flusser Abe Friedman Bernard Garfield Otis J. Garland Norman Goodman Esther Goran Sol Grosswasser Ruby Harris Michael Hennes Dora Hian Morris Horwitz Harry Kahn Herman Kapp Stanley Katcher Rosella Katz Rose Klamon

J. Leonard Kline Edward Kling Abe Kohane Selma Krasner Joseph Krause Gertrude Krechmar Irvin R. Krone George Kulstein Esther Levine Hattie Levy Burton Librach Janet Livingston Sharon Marglous Laura Montague Josie Nathan Dorothy Nussbaum Evelyn Orenstein Rose Plattner William Rosen Harry Rosenbloom Dr. Herman Rosenfeld Ben Routman Harry Rovak Nathan Rudman Oscar Rudman Harvey Sapot Gertrude Schlanger Jeanette Schneiderman Jack Schreiber Dr. Bernard Schwartzman Herman Seldin Goldie Sher Louis E. Sher Harold S. Spitzer Marcia Strauss Robert Tamarkin Adele Uhrmacher Harold Voda Michael Waldman Martin Weiss Roy Weiss Harry Winesuff Charles Zamler

April 23 & 24 Shirley Bassman Leona Bernstein Bertha F. Brand

Marie Brin Hattie Epstein Isadore Forman Julie Frankenthal Dr. Samuel Freund Minnie Glassman Isaac Goldberg Sidney Goldberg Max Goldman Dr. Bernard Goldstein Max Goldstein Annie Goodman Helen Goz Adele K. Gross Peter Johannes Clara Kahn Samuel Katz Shirley Kaufman Vivian Kaufman Diana J. Kline Harry Kornblum Edith Kowarsky Dorothy Levitt Albert Levy Paul Levy Abe Lieberman Bertha Michaels Irwin Monash Jake Nathanson Max Pasternak Sylvia Pasternak Elaine Reiter Edward Rosenkranz Mollie Rosenstrom Goldie Rovak Florence D. Sale Dorothy Schneider Hascal Schneider Paul Schneider Sara Sherman Ethyle Sichel Carl Sigel Roy J. Silver Adele Speier Sol Steinback Lester Sterling Fred Suffian Harold Taber Dr. Sigmund Tashma Philip Van Der Hack Doris Weinreich

Chiel White Edna White Muriel White

April 30 & May 1 Louis I. Alport Idel Barbarash William Brickson Lena Brody Florence Claman Samuel Collinger Karleene Ellis Milton Ferman Birdie Fisher Benjamin Frank Leo Frank Rebecca Frank Morris Funk Dorothy Gardner Betty Goldstein Beatrice Grosblatt Ruth A. Heiman Louis Hirsch Pearl Horowitz Hank S. Iglauer Marjorie Jacobson Amelia Kassel Marian Kutler Audrey Kwiatek Meyer Lerman Georgette Levin Tessie L. Levy Thekla Markus Florence Midows Arthur Newman David Nieman Pamela Ormounde Leonard S. Pearl Harry Posdamer Edith Rabushka Virginia Ronsheim Mary Sachar Rose Schwartz Alex K. Sherman Wilma Siegelman Melvin L. Straus Ronald Weinhaus Rose Weisl Harry H. Winer Joseph Winetroub


Rabbis’ Special Fund IN APPRECIATION OF:

Rabbi Bennett for his support and comfort at time of sorrow, Robert & Edna Pearlstein Rabbi Bennett at funeral for mother, Karol Weinhaus, Michael & Jane Weinhaus Rabbi Bennett at funeral for husband, Norman, Rochelle Karty Rabbi Bennett at funeral for mother, Frances Handler, Beverly Haskins Rabbi Bennett for birthday blessing for mother, Ethel Shanker, Rick Shanker Philip & Cindy Shanker and grandchildren, Ben & Emily Rabbi Bennett for beautiful funeral service for Dr. Gerald Feit, Robert & Deborah Feit and Steven & Marcia Feit Rabbi Bennett and Rabbi Stiffman for their kindness at time of sorrow for Michael Abrams, Zel & Lorraine Rothman and Brad, Sherry & Daniel Lightle Hospital visits to Marcia, Howard & Marcia Denenholz Hospital visits by the Rabbis to Mark, Sharee & Mark Feldman Rabbi Goldstein at marriage ceremony of Jessica Haller and Sam Maiden, Lovell Levin The Rabbis for hospital visits to late husband, Bill Gordon, Sylvia Gordon IN HONOR OF:

Andy Feldman being admitted to Rabbinical School, Brenda & Joe Pereles Birth of Juliette Offenbecker, Josie & Michael Ackerman Birth of granddaughter of Jill and Martin Sneider, Karen & Mark Zorensky IN MEMORY OF:


Bill Gordon, Harold & Ruth Sher Sister of Dr. Max Blinder, Sondra Wolf Marvin Kling, Dolores Kling Howard Thompson, Lew & Janice Sanders David Resnick, Gail & Charles Eisenkramer Helen Schaffer, Frances Cohen; Alan & Sue Wallach; Ashley & Annn Loiterstein Harvey Levy, Margie Kulstein Margie & Milton Karp Michael Turken, Susan Turken Saul J. Hutnick, Melroy & Marian Hutnick Altar Flower Fund IN HONOR OF:

Granddaughter, Rebecca Fink, becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Bill Levinson and Doris and Glenn Fisher Abigail Lammers becoming a Bat Mitzvah, Helene, Joel, Miranda, Samantha, Danielle, and Meghan Platke David Pace becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Billy & Joy Pace Ethel Shanker on her special birthday, Stan & Andy Shanker IN MEMORY OF:

Harris Kramer, Ida Kramer Lillian Itskowitz Friedman, Ilene Brooks G. Grisha Borushek, Jay & Brenda Baron Michael S. Abrams, Margie Kulstein Marcel Newman, Rita & Barry Worth

Jacquelyn Wiesman Artstein Camp Scholarship Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Dorothy Polinsky, Edward Polinsky, and Dr. Irvin Wiesman, Mel & Marcia Wiesman Max & Bernice Babchick

Jewish Family Involvement Fund IN HONOR OF:

Michael Bormaster, Nancy, Katie, & Terri Bormaster IN MEMORY OF:

Beloved mother, Bernice Babchick, Nancy Bormaster

Joseph & Lillian Beil Israel Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Frank Lebman, Dass & Buddy Lebman

Brockman-Siegelman Gemilut Hasadim Fund IN HONOR OF:

Ryan Beck’s engagement to Natalie, Ina Landsbaum Ronnie Brockman receiving the JProStl Mentor Award, Dolores Kling Lew & Janice Sanders Speedy recovery of Debbie Kiske and retirement of Marty Zigler, Allen & Ronnie Brockman IN MEMORY OF:

Joseph Lander, Oscar and Helen Brockman, Sidney and Evelyn Goldberg, and Wilma Siegelman Allen & Ronnie Brockman Building Maintenance Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Robert Mayer, Lisa Iglauer Edward Bleiweiss, Gary & Diana Barnholtz & Family Chused Israel Experience Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Avrum Weinberg, Dass & Buddy Lebman Sadie & Sidney S. Cohen Music Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Sidney Simon and Sadie M. Cohen, Helen C. Gabriel Gladys Frank Cutter Camp Scholarship Fund IN HONOR OF:

Special birthday of Will Schachter, Sally & Don Friedman

Micah Davis Memorial Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Helen Schaffer, Margot & Lisa Davis; Norm Davis & Pam Davis; Shirley Heiman Louise Pearlstein, Gloria Shaikun Estelle & Ed Fischer Children’s Scholarship Fund IN HONOR OF:

Speedy recovery of Bernie Frank, Roxann Greenberg IN MEMORY OF:

Millie Wolf, Roxann Greenberg

Al & Eva Fleischer Healing Fund IN HONOR OF:

Phylis and Gene Kahn on their 50th wedding anniversary, Lois & Dave Zuckerman Speedy recovery to David Librach, Suzanne & Bill Bierman Recovery of Adrienne Weiss, Suzanne & Bill Bierman Drew Silverberg becoming a Bar Mitzvah, Jerri & Bill Livingston Lisha Gayle Preschool Enrichment Fund IN HONOR OF:

Erich Dahl on his 90th birthday, Dr. & Mrs. Bob Hoffman IN MEMORY OF:

Marion Zang, Doug & Marcene Menendez Goldberg Camp Scholarship Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Ronald Marx & Susan Fry, Frances Cohen

Shirlee Green Preschool Fund IN HONOR OF:

Birth of Eli Goodman, Brenda, Joe, Natalie, David, and Rachel Pereles Sarah Oberman’s special occasion, Meredith & Marc Johns & Family Birth of Evan Sagett, Shirlee Green Preschool Family IN MEMORY OF:

Bea Barnholtz and Joe Landers, Lisa Gubernik

april tributes Marion Zang, Karen & Andrew Loiterstein Harry Greenberg, Julie & Ronnie Kramer Marion Zang, Shirlee Green Preschool Faculty; The Glass Family; Carol & Bill Pomerantz; Lisa Gubernik; Marty & Marilyn Warren; Marissa Rosen Helen Schaffer, Brian & Julie Oglander Henry & Stephanie Schwartz, Stephen Levin Albert & Ruth Kopolow Beautification Fund IN HONOR OF:

Marvin and Phyllis Harber on their 61st anniversary, Harlan & Linda Harber IN MEMORY OF:

Helen Schaffer, Bernice Mange

Harris Kramer Social Action Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Irvin Glazer, Fran, Ron, Mike, Laurie, Eric & Sheila Glazer Helen Schaffer, Carol Kimmel Harris Kramer, Ida Kramer Todd Kronemer Youth Scholarship Fund IN HONOR OF:

A speedy recovery to David Librach, Jerri & Bill Livingston IN MEMORY OF:

Bea Barnholtz, April & Marvin Dillon David Resnick, Doug & Marcene Menendez Anthony B. Lake Scholarship Fund IN MEMORY OF:

“Uncle Bob” Mayer, Barbara Langsam Shuman Yahrzeit of grandma, Pearl Salzberg, Barbara Langsam Shuman Marion Zang and Ida Stack, Kathy & Marty Zigler Library Fund IN HONOR OF:

Sandy Birenbaum helping in

the library, Ted & Jennifer Houser

Lisa’s Star Fund for Camp Emeth IN HONOR OF:

Ronnie Brockman receiving the JProStl Mentor Award and Bob Cohn receiving the Heschel/King Award, Eunice & John Reichman Dr. Stanley B. Lyss Adult Education Fund IN HONOR OF:

Bob Cohn receiving the Heschel/King Award, Lynn & Dr. Carl Lyss Australia anniversary of Sheryl Lyss and Paul Lewis, Harvey Greenstein & Esther Lyss-Greenstein IN MEMORY OF:

Norman Karty, Jerry & Maggie Brooks Dr. Stanley Lyss on his birthday, Brenda, Joe, Natalie, David and Rachel Pereles Mann Family Hunger Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Jack Solomon, Bonnie & Norman Solomon Harley Schwartz, Paula Salky Morris Waldman, Harriet Summers Bill Gordon, Ginny & Gerry Weiss Bathsheva Shapiro, Doron Shapiro Michael Matlof Fund For Homebound Services IN MEMORY OF:

Angie on her 40th birthday, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Matlof Beautiful Jackie, Harriet Summers Bob Sigoloff, Susan, Stacy and Scott Rich Harry & Lucille Midows Religious School Fund IN HONOR OF:

Speedy recovery of Sally Zwibelman and David Librach, Harry & Lucille Midows Erich Dahl on his 90th birthday, Harry & Lucille Midows


Bill Gordon and Irv Dubinsky, Harry & Lucille Midows Helen Schaffer, Al & Esther Appelbaum Harry & Lucille Midows

Operations Enhancement Fund IN HONOR OF:

Birth of Daniel Steffin, Brenda & Joe Pereles Birth of Emma Claire Pedone and Andy Feldman being accepted to rabbinic school, Jackie & Ken Kleban Eugene and Phylis Kahn on their 50th anniversary, The Fagin Family Special birthday of Erich Dahl, Steve & Sherri Newstead & Ruth Newstead; Mark & Sharee Feldman; Rick & Sherri Goldman IN MEMORY OF:

Dr. Gerald Feit and Aronetta Persky, Arlene & Phillip Fox Evelyn Kilberg, Linda & Sylvan Holtzman Helen Schaffer, Mr. & Mrs. William Brush Dr. Harvey Mendelow, Brenda & Joe Pereles Mildred LeMaster, Burt LeMaster Prayer Book Fund IN HONOR OF:

Birth of grandson, Eli William Goodman, Arlene & Arnold Goodman IN MEMORY OF:

Cousin Bill Cohen, Arlene & Arnie Goodman and Stephanie & Will Schachter Religious School Fund IN HONOR OF:

Rabbi Goldstein and Jodi Miller, Nancee, Ron, & Emma Compton

In Memory of: Barrett L. Scallett, Linda Seltzer Yawitz Phyllis Morris, Rita Horwitz Robert Siegel SETYG Program Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Mary Martin, CWRJ Howard Spencer Thompson, Mildred Pearl Elaine Harris, Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Garber Shirley Solomon Play Yard Fund IN HONOR OF:

Birthday of Susan Fadem, Barbara Langsam Shuman IN MEMORY OF:

Adolph A. Solomon and Bonnie Solomon Simon, Myra & Irl Solomon

Ida Stack Scholarship Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Ida Stack, Andrew, Peter, & Susan Stack; Drs. Frank & Maxine Gilner; Marsha Grazman; Suzanne & Bill Bierman; Larry, Charlene, Jordan & Eli Taber; Dass & Buddy Lebman; Albert & Marion Cohen, Natalie & Larry Goldman; Lillian Goldman; Marjorie O’Bryan; Carl Rubin; Judy & Larry Deutsch; Sheila & Harvey Cohen; Steve, Amy, Richie and Tommy Gallant; Charlotte & Joseph Feder; Ron & Pam Rubin, Julie Liberman, and Todd Rubin; Rhona Lyons, David Warren & daughters Temple Endowment Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Esther and Adolph Milder, Jeanne & Dr. Benjamin Milder

Louise Teper Zamir Chorale Fund IN MEMORY OF:

Louise Teper, Patti Teper


Helen Schaffer, Julie & Scott Cohn William Seltzer Older Adult Fund


special thanks Candle Blessings

2010 Ner Tamid Additional Names

April 2 Julie and David Eastlund, Isaac, Sara, and Jessica April 9 Susie Levinson, Brad Fink, Rebecca Fink, and Rachael Platt April 16 Wendy and Emily Pace

April 23 Ann and Ashley Loiterstein April 30 Platke/Lammers Family

Social Hour Sponsors

Richard and Marilyn Brickson Steven Miller and Vicky Fraser Ner Hoda’ah - Flame of Gratitude Gerald and Cynthia Kretmar Ner Kavod - Flame of Honor

Shaare Emeth Tree of Life

April 9 Bill Levinson and Doris and Glenn Fisher in honor of granddaughter, Rebecca Fink, becoming a Bat Mitzvah April 16 Martin and Nydia Karlin in honor of grandson, David Pace, becoming a Bar Mitzvah April 30 Barbara and Ronald Platke in honor of Abigail Lammers becoming a Bat Mitzvah


For more information about the “Tree of Life” or to order a leaf for it, call Gloria Schwartz in the Temple office, 314.569.0010, ext. 113, or

Advertiser of the Month for April Sara Willick Prudential Alliance Realtors 314.322.1164

April 2 Siler Family April 9 Leanie & Morton Mendelsohn

April 23 Platke-Lammers Family

April 16 Harry & Lucille Midows

April 30 Alicia Rosenfeld

Informal Minyan Every Saturday We invite you to join a loyal group of members who gather for a lay led Sabbath service of joy and song every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. It is a wonderful place to be . . . no need to let us know you will attend, dress is casual and everyone is welcome whenever they choose to attend. This minyan is a wonderful place to celebrate a uf-ruf for a pending wedding, the anniversary of a Bar /Bat mitzvah, a special anniversary or birthday. We welcome anyone to read Torah and/or offer a D’var Torah. If you need help on reading from the Torah or writing a D’var Torah, Lesley Levin would be happy to help you. Contact her at lesleyjlevin or 314.691.6035. 18

Steven and Erin Schuver Ner Kavod - Flame of Honor

Do A Car Mitzvah Today!

Shaare Emeth Car Donation Program When you make a charity car donation in 2010, you will: •Receive free vehicle pick-up (whether donated car is running or not). •Avoid confusing Department of Motor Vehicles paperwork. •Qualify for an IRS tax deduction. •Avoid the headaches of selling a used car—no want ads, no phone calls, no showing the car repeatedly, no price haggling.

How Car Donations Work: When you pledge to donate a car, Shaare Emeth will: •Take the information over the phone, handle all the documents, pick up your vehicle for a charity auction sale, AND, you will receive a tax deduction equivalent to Shaare Emeth’s gross receipt from the sale of your vehicle or the fair market value if given it to a needy person. The fair market value can be taken if the car's value is below $500. Contact Don Kriss, 314.569.0010, #106, for more information.



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