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T E APRIL 2013

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PUBLISHED MONTHLY SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE SERVICE CHILDREN’S CANDLELIGHTING PROCESSION AND JUDGE KIMBERLY PROST SUNDAY, APRIL 7 4:00 PM PAGE 9

WEEKEND WITH OUR INCOMING CLERGY

SERVICES, TORAH STUDY, AND SUNDAY BRUNCH APRIL 5, 6, & 7 PAGE 6

YOM HA’ATZMA’UT CELEBRATION APRIL 12 PAGE 8 JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL AUTHOR APRIL 17 PAGE 8 SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE APRIL 28 BACK COVER


IN THIS ISSUE FEATURES

220 SOUTH BEDFORD ROAD CHAPPAQUA, NY 10514

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Adult Education & Activities 8-9 Beginning Years 5 Birthdays 11 B’nei Mitzvah 10-11 Facility Rentals 14 Gifts 12-13 Joys and Sorrows 10-14 Rabbi Davidson 3 Rabbi Mitelman 3 Religious School 4 Shabbat Service Times 2 Temple Information 19 Tikkun Olam 7 Yahrzeits 12-13

BACK COVER

RABBI IRWIN KULA Scholar-in-Residence

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS DATE PAGE 1 Passover Service with Yizkor 2 and Matzah Brei Breakfast 2 Skinny Buddha 5 Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 8 5 First Friday with Incoming Clergy 6 6 Torah Study with Rabbi Fuchs 6 7 Meet & Greet Brunch 6 with Incoming Clergy 7 Yom HaShoah Service 9 9 Skinny Buddha 12 Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 8 12 Shabbat Worship Service with Guest Speaker, Shani Rozanes 8 16 Skinny Buddha 17 Knitzvah Meeting 8 19 Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 8 19 Shabbat Worship Service with 8 Jewish Book Author 22 Skinny Buddha 25 Beginning Years Spring 6 Marketplace 26 Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 8 22 Skinny Buddha 28 Scholar-In-Residence Back Cover Rabbi Irwin Kula

TEMPLE STAFF JOSHUA M. DAVIDSON Senior Rabbi GEOFFREY MITELMAN Associate Rabbi DANA S. ANESI, D. MIN. Cantor BRUCE RUBEN Adjunct Cantor HARRY P. COHEN President GENNIFER KELLY Executive Director SUSAN COSDEN Director of Education RAYNA ALPERSTEIN Director, Beginning Years

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FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY SHABBAT with Incoming Clergy APRIL 5 KABBAL-TOT SHABBAT with K-1 Participation 5:30 PM FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER 6:15 PM FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE 7:15 PM $10 per person, $36 per family Free for children 5 and under with paying adult. Bring your own bottle! (No corkage fee!) RSVP to Rose Hill at 238-3928, x1320 or rhill@bethelnw.org and forward your check to the temple office. NEXT DATE: MAY 3 _____________________________ FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT WORSHIP SERVICES 7:15 PM SATURDAY MORNING TORAH STUDY 9:00 AM SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES 10:00 AM _____________________________ PASSOVER SERVICE WITH YIZKOR, FOLLOWED BY MATZAH BREI BREAKFAST MONDAY, APRIL 1 at 7:30 AM


RABBI JOSHUA M. DAVIDSON Dear Friends,

By now you know the big news in the Davidson home. Last month, I was notified by the Search Committee of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York that they will be recommending me to their Board of Trustees and membership as Temple Emanu-El’s next Senior Rabbi. I am honored and humbled by the invitation to lead this historic congregation. If all goes as planned I will depart on July 1, and a new chapter for Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester will begin as you welcome two extraordinary new staff members, and an old friend comes home. Rabbi Maura Linzer and Cantor Star Trompeter, the overwhelming choices of the Rabbi-Educator and Cantorial Search Committees, will bring great energy and excitement to the classroom, the pulpit, and everything they touch. Rabbi Alan Fuchs, who served so skillfully as Interim Rabbi prior to my arrival, will return again in that capacity as a search for my successor commences. And how wonderful that our beloved Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman has agreed to remain part-time. His presence will be a source of continuity and comfort. Of course, I will work during the coming months to make sure the transition to their leadership is a smooth one. Our planning for next year’s program is already well under way. My own emotions are certainly mixed. Thrilled though I am at what lies ahead for me, I am also

saddened at the goodbye. All of you – the devoted lay leaders with whom I’ve been blessed to work guided by Presidents Steve Adler, David Ruzow, Bill Pollak, and Harry Cohen; my talented colleagues including Rabbi Mitelman, Susan Cosden, Gennifer Kelly, Rayna Alperstein, Cantor Bruce Ruben, Keith Robellard, my assistant Jaclyn Trustman, and our cherished Cantor Dana Anesi; the countless members who welcomed me into their lives at sacred moments both joyful and painful; the precious Nursery School, Religious School, B’nei Mitzvah and Confirmation Students – all of you are joys in my life. From the moment I arrived in Chappaqua, Temple Beth El opened its arms to me, and then in turn you embraced Mia, Lena and Mikaela too. And we will remain forever grateful. You and I will have much time to speak before I go. But no words could ever express the depth of my gratitude to you for making my eleven years at Temple Beth El so fulfilling. With great love and deep appreciation, Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

RABBI GEOFFREY A. MITELMAN Dear Friends, Over these last six years, I have found so much fulfillment as your associate rabbi here at Temple Beth El. It has been deeply meaningful for me to be with you at both joyous and difficult times, and I have loved the opportunity to oversee our thought-provoking adult education programming, to help guide our inspiring tikkun olam work, and to connect with our teenagers. And that is why I’m so pleased to be able to come back in a part-time capacity next year. Most certainly, like all of you, I am going to deeply miss my friends and colleagues with whom I have partnered so deeply over these last few years. I feel so blessed to have been able to plan innovative educational programs with Morah Cosden, and to have been inspired by Cantor Anesi’s love for music and her dedication to our b’nei mitzvah students. Most important, I feel so honored to have begun my rabbinate under the mentorship and leadership of Rabbi Davidson. He truly is an outstanding rabbi, and our loss will be Congregation Emanu-El’s gain.

As you all know so well, all three of them have brought their energy, their ideas, and their commitment to this temple and to Judaism, and they have inspired all of us. It will be very hard to see them go. At the same time, I am also greatly looking forward to working with this new team that will be arriving in July. I have heard wonderful things about Rabbi Fuchs, Rabbi Linzer and Cantor Trompeter, and I am sure that they will build on the incredible work that Rabbi Davidson, Cantor Anesi, and Morah Cosden have done. While change is always difficult, I am so honored and grateful to be able to remain connected with TBE next year, and to help provide some continuity through these transitions. Thank you for the opportunity to help continue leading this wonderful congregation. With gratitude and love, Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL VISIT OUR LIVING WAX MUSEUM! SUNDAY, APRIL 21 9:30 AM ALL ARE INVITED!

The entire congregation is encouraged to join us as our 4th Graders share the history of Jews in New York with parents, Religious School students, and the larger congregation. Don’t miss this special program when our children bring New York Jewish heroes to life! _________________________________________________

5th GRADE FAMILY EDUCATION DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5th Graders are expected to attend with a parent, grandparent, or adult family friend to explore “Israel as Our Partners.” _________________________________________________

SAVE THE DATE EREV SHABBAT FAMILY SERVICE CELEBRATING SHABBAT HACHINUCH (EDUCATION SHABBAT) FRIDAY, MAY 3 7:15 PM

This night we will celebrate our seniors who are graduating from our Religious School, our teachers and madrichim (aides), and all of our families who will receive the Kehillah (Community) award. The Kehillah award is presented to every family who went above and beyond the Kehillah expectations for attending services and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) events as part of our congregational family.

APRIL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 1 5 14 21 23 26 28

No School-Last Day of Passover K-1 Participation in Kabbal-Tot Shabbat Lower East Side Food Tour for 7th Grade 4th Grade Family Education Day and Living Wax Museum Teacher Community of Learners Day No Religious School 7th Grade Trip to B’nai Jeshurun 5th Grade Family Education Day

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7th & 8th Grades

CUPCAKE WARS SUNDAY, APRIL 28 12:00-2:00 PM It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in the Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. On April 28, our 7th and 8th Graders will form four bake-off teams in their own memorable version of Cupcake Wars! RSVP by Sunday, April 21 to Emily Eisen at youthadvisor@bethelnw.org.


RAYNA ALPERSTEIN, DIRECTOR BEGINNING YEARS ECC Parents are Partners in Education In Deuteronomy, we learn that Moses emphasizes that education is central to Israel’s survival. Proverbs 1:8 and 6:20 recognize the role of parents in teaching future generations, exhorting the child to focus on the father’s instructions and the mother’s teaching (torah). The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. About 2,000 years ago the role of teacher was developed to take on this mitzvah. However, parents do not totally give up their role. Educational research demonstrates that the most essential partnership in learning is the relationship between the school and home. There are five essential roles parents can assume. Parents as partners: In the partner role, parents attend to the basic responsibilities and obligations. They respond to communications from school and use telephone contact to clarify any misunderstandings. This is the easiest partnership. Parents as collaborators and problem solvers: In this role, parents assist the school by identifying problems and helping to find solutions. In the decision-making role parents are involved in discussions and helping to make final determinations for their child. Parents as audience: In this role, parents are involved in activities that include attendance at

BETH EL BABIES WEDNESDAYS APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24 KABBAL-TOT SHABBAT FRIDAY, APRIL 5

regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences, Open School Nights and Classroom visitations. Here the parent can gather information to help focus on their own child’s growth. Presentations, plays, etc., are also audience roles. This interface with the school supports the parent and collaborator and problem solver since it helps parents to gather information. Parents as supporters: As supporters parents engage in two types of activities that are helpful to the school: parent to school activities and parent to parent activities. The first exists in the volunteer area and the second in the social milieu. Volunteering sends a clear implied message to children that school expectations and home expectations match. Parent to parent support creates a beneficial atmosphere in thebrole of parent to parent activities so new families become part of our community and feel welcome. Parents as advisors and co-decision makers: In this role, parents are actively involved in decision making. Our senior co-chair of the Parents’ Committee, Melissa Levine serves on the Nursery School advisory committee as Alonna Travin will next year. Lisa Shaiken is the chair of this committee and serves on the Temple Beth El Board of Trustees. As your children move through their schools, become involved, informed, and active. Democracy is run by those who show up.

BEGINNING YEARS PARENT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Melissa Levine

914.373.4358 MelissaBLevine@me.com

Alonna Travin

914.238.1091 Alonna.Travin@gmail.com

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PASS THE WORD! REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BY PRE-SCHOOL 2013-14! Contact the Beginning Years office or visit our website for the necessary forms and information at WWW.BETHELNW.ORG. ______________ NOTE: We have added a Pre-K option for our 4/5-year-olds, which will meet from 9:15 AM to 12:00 PM two days per week, and continue until 2:00 PM three days per week!

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EVENTS

MEET AND GREET OUR INCOMING CLERGY!

RABBI MAURA LINZER

RABBI ALAN FUCHS

FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICES & DINNER APRIL 5 Kabbal-Tot Shabbat at 5:30 PM, Shabbat Dinner 6:15 PM, and Family Worship Service at 7:15 PM with Rabbi Fuchs, Rabbi Linzer, and Cantor Trompeter. SATURDAY MORNING TORAH STUDY WITH RABBI FUCHS APRIL 6 at 9:00 AM SUNDAY BRUNCH, APRIL 7 at 11:00 AM Visit with Rabbi Fuchs, Rabbi Linzer, and Cantor Trompeter over a leisurely Sunday brunch in our Social Hall.

CANTOR STAR TROMPETER

APRIL 5, 6, & 7 Women’s Clothing Accessories Stationery Housewares Personalized Gifts Monogrammed Items Kids’ Apparel Jewelry

RAISING MONEY FOR A CANOPY FOR OUR PLAYGROUND! THURSDAY, APRIL 25 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM LOCATED IN THE TBE SOCIAL HALL 6

Gold buyer will pay top dollar for your old gold jewelry! 10% of all proceeds go to Beginning Years Early Childhood Center. Credit Cards Accepted FREE Admission


TIKKUN OLAM

MITZVAH DAY IS COMING MAY 5! Mark your calendar now, and make plans to join in on Temple Beth El’s annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, May 5. As always, families will gather at the temple for a breakfast and a fundraising walk, after which we will work together on any of a variety of mitzvah projects. We will reconvene at the temple at for the always-popular closing barbeque. There will be activities for all ages, including the annual car wash, cooking at Neighbors Link, a well as activities at the Food Bank of Westchester, Camp Wagon Road, Gedney Park, the Cottage School, and Neighbors Link. We are also planning some new activities this year. Do you know of an organization that could use our help? Are you interested in helping organize an activity? If so, please get in touch with Rabbi Mitelman or one of the Mitzvah Day co-chairs, Noah Sorkin (NoahDSorkin@gmail.com), Tracy Stein (tastein1@gmail.com), or Ellen Wlody (erwlody@ gmail.com).

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

ONE GOOD DEED IS ALL THAT WE NEED One of the most gratifying ways to build a strong temple community is to share in joyous occasions and to provide assistance for members in times of need. The TBE Caring Community Committee is looking for volunteers. Don’t worry, the time commitment is tiny, but the satisfaction of doing a mitzvah is off the charts! Please find the form on the opposite page or on our website to help us assist fellow congregants with small requests, such as giving a member a ride to a therapy appointment, ordering or dropping off a meal of consolation, or preparing/ purchasing a shiva meal and more. Please visit our website for more information on the Caring Community Committee. _______________________________________________

YOUR TIME, EXPERTISE & ENERGY... Ever think about how you can participate in temple life, help out in a small way or volunteer at a program? We could use your time, expertise, and energy. Whether it is helping to label bulletins, setting up for Shabbat dinner, greeting visitors to the temple, editing our website, planning an event or just coming up with an idea for a temple program…let us know how you want to participate. E-mail Gennifer Kelly at gkelly@bethelnw.org today and let us know how we can help bring you to the temple more often.

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TZEDAKAH WESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES WJCS has been a leader in mental health, home health care, developmental disabilities, and human services since 1943, serving all people who live or work in Westchester. It is dedicated to helping people of all ages cope with emotional, cognitive, environmental, physical, social, and educational challenges.

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ADULT EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES YOM HA’ATZMA’UT CELEBRATION FRIDAY, APRIL 12 at 7:15 PM

JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL AUTHOR The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen FRIDAY, APRIL 19 at 6:15 PM Join us for dinner with the author at 6:30 PM and a very special Shabbat Service at 7:15 PM. Dinner Fee: $20 Per Person RSVP Required to Maxine Olson at maxineols@gmail.com. When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, a banana hauler, a dockside hustler, and a plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof that America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. In Latin America, when people shouted “Yankee, Go Home!” it was men like Zemurray they had in mind. Rich Cohen’s brilliant historical profile, The Fish That Ate the Whale, unveils Zemurray as a hidden kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary, driven by an indomitable will to succeed. Known as El Amigo, the Gringo, or simply Z, the Bananaman lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years.

Shani Rozanes, Director of Events & Public Programming at the Consulate General of Israel, will be sharing her insider information about Israel and answering our questions on Friday, April 12th for our Yom Ha’atzma’ut celebration of Israel Independence Day. She will review recent social and political developments in Israel dealing with the new government to be formed in the next couple of weeks and others dealing with national security. As a native Israeli, she can help us truly understand the concerns and priorities of the people. All this follows the upcoming visit of President Obama to Israel and the Middle East. Come for a timely and interactive talk!

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KNITZVAH

Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 10:30 AM and the 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 PM THIS MONTH: APRIL 9 CANCELLED APRIL 17 at 7:30 PM Questions? E-mail hilaryk13@gmail.com, or call 914.238.9793

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Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM Questions? Contact Myra Borchard at myra@borchard.com.

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JEWISH MINDFUL MEDITATION Every Friday at 9:30 AM

Please join us for a morning of wonderful, relaxing, and spiritual reflection with Ruth Rosenblum. Wear comfortable clothes! Free! Note: Class will be taught by Ruth Rosenblum on April 5 and May 3. RSVP to Leslie Hinderstein at 914.715.9067.

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ADULT EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES We Will Always Remember... We Will Never Forget...

YOM HASHOAH SUNDAY, APRIL 7 at 4:00 PM Holocaust Remembrance Service & Children’s Candlelighting Procession JUDGE KIMBERLY PROST Guest Speaker Judge Prost has been very involved for many years in international criminal law matters. She was a judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and is Head of the Legal Advisory Section within the Division of Treaty Affairs at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. Since June 2010, she is also the “ombudsperson” to the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee, tasked with advising the committee on requests from individuals or organizations who consider it unfair to be subject to global sanctions, such as asset freezes and travel bans, as a result of “listing” by this committee. It is our great honor to welcome Judge Prost to Temple Beth El to discuss her many years of work in international criminal law matters. Please join us for a moving and meaningful service. __________________________________________________

FOOD FOR THOUGHT | SPRING 2013 AN ETHICAL ECONOMY How (Dis)Honest Are We? Why Money Reorients Our Moral Compass Sunday, April 7 at 9:15 AM with Rabbi Mitelman

The Northern Westchester Jewish LUNCH ‘N’ LEARN THURSDAY, APRIL 18 at 12:00 PM Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford MUSIC OF THE SYNAGOGUE: PAST and PRESENT with Rabbi David Greenberg Spiritual Leader and Senior Rabbi Mary Jane Newman Composer and Musical Director Shalyn Courtenay Featured Vocalist

OPEN TO ALL • LUNCH WILL BE SERVED $12 per person payable by check only Payment required by April 11 - FIRM No walk-ins Rabbi Greenberg has been at Temple Shaaray Tefila, a Reform Congregation in Bedford Corners, for more than 30 years. His outstanding leadership and dedication have contributed to the growth and prominence of the Congregation. Mary Jane (MJ) Newman has been at Temple Shaaray Tefila for more than twenty years. She is the Choir Director, a composer, and an organist at services in the Temple Sanctuary and at Caramoor. She has produced many concerts to benefit charities in Israel. Shalyn Courtenay has served as a Cantorial Soloist at Temple Shaaray Tefila since 2002. She had previously sung in the children’s chorus and then, after college, as a featured singer in the adult choir. NEXT DATE: May 23

There Shall Be No Needy Among You: The Biblical imperative for a society to protect its vulnerable.” Sunday, April 21 at 9:15 AM with Rabbi Davidson See Scholar-in-Residence on back cover for last class in the program. 9


JOYS AND SORROWS

APRIL B’NEI MITZVAH B’nei Mitzvah information appears in print version only.

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JOYS AND SORROWS

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR CHILDREN WITH APRIL BIRTHDAYS!

MAZAL TOV!

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Sam Abitanta Amanda Akin Julianne Appel Rebecca Berg Samuel Berger Joshua Bluestine Halle Brickman Joshua Cantor Hunter Corte Mikaela Davidson Andrew DeMarchis Madison DeMarchis Rachel Deutsch Asher Dundas Jason Friedman Jared Gelber Drew Goldberg Adam Graff Chloe Greenstein Amanda Hauptman Reese Highbloom Matthew Janis Bennett Katz Isabelle Klein Aimee Koestler Jessica Kratz Ilan Laurence Michael Lee Sydney Lerman

Jacob Lowy Justin Miller Samantha Monk Sasha Murray Siena Mutkoski Zachary Nadan Andrew Perelman Jason Platkin Kelsey Raicht Caleb Reynolds Sadie Rutman Michaela Schapiro Jacob Scott Marielle Seigel Leah Shapiro Claire Sparks Eric Stillman Brody Stogsdill Harry TishelmanCharny Charlotte Tucker Grace Ullman Hannah Ullman Allison Wachtfogel Daniel Wallen Caroline Wolfe Robert Woolf Rebecca Zadeck

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JOYS AND SORROWS RECENT GIFTS

(February 11- March 12, 2013 )

Beginning Years Early Childhood Center Fund Paula & Adam Sherman in honor of Alonna Travin Linda & Steve Ochser in memory of Rochelle Cirin Betty & Jack Bader Adult Education Fund Cynthia Garrett & Stanley Berman in memory of Lucille Meisel Howard & Cheryl Goldfrach in memory of Lucille Meisel William L. Pollak & Maria Fisher in memory of Ruth Lasser Cantor’s Discretionary Fund Joan & Dyke Kolbert in honor of Cantor Anesi for her many years of loyalty and devotion to our temple. She will be missed. Linda & Barry Slotnick in memory of Samuel Slotnick Capital Campaign Tributes Adam & Sybil Strum in memory of Dr. Norman Alpert and in honor of his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Barbara Alpert & Mr. Michael Kaufman Caring Community Fund Maxine & Jonathan Ferencz in memory of Anna Levine Barbara Kalik in memory of Vincent Witt Chai Funds Sylvia & Murray Waksman in memory of Gloria Kalina Clergy’s Congregants in Need Michele & Gary Kirschenbaum in memory of Burton Siedman Bonnie & Lawrence Kivel in memory of Sonia Kivel Amy & Sam Resnick Family Fund For Adult Jewish Studies Susan & Clifford Ray in memory of Lydia Hertling Amy & Fred Robin in memory of Morris Robin Dave & Bunny Center Family Mitzvah Endowment Fund Charlene Kahn Berman and family in memory of Dave Center Temple Beth El Endowment Fund Leslie & Mitchell Rubin in memory of Milton Rubin Torat Chayim: A Youth Enrichment Endowment Fund Joan & Dyke Kolbert in memory of Mildred Axelrod Flower Fund Sharon & Marshall Fishman in honor of the marriage of Brad & Rachel Goldman Fishman Debra & Jeffrey Geller in memory of Dora Shapiro Ellen Grollman in memory of Pauline Rochkind The Hamlet Family in memory of Nasha Hamlet The Held Family in memory of Doris & Robert Held The Held Family in memory of Daniel Wolchok

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For everything there is a season, and

YAHRZEITS April 1-6 Simon Abraham Murray Ackerman Sara Baum Monroe W. Bleetstein Helen Borchard Tina Bronstein Irving Cohen Louis Degelsmith Dorothy Elman Phillip Elman Max Findling Milton Finger Allan Finkel Samuel Gelburd Leon Gildesgame Edith Green Rita Greenberg Abraham Sully Kaplan Samuel J. Kimmel Jacob Kyman Edward Laskey Henry Moskowitz Hattie Neidich Sylvia Reff Rose Reitzes Boris Rosenzweig Dora Rosenzweig Robert Saltzman Joseph Schagrin Jill Solomon Marie Spevack Abraham Stangel Bernard Vexler Lee Wolff Sidney Zenker April 7-13 Sidney Bronen Hyman Clyman Gussie Cohen Michael Estrow George Fullam Ralph Gefsky Ira Gluck Rose Goldman Sheldon Goldstein Florence Greenwald Herbert Kerbel Sydelle Kesselman Gerard Kessler Rose Levitt Arthur Malina Ubaldo Masotti

...April 7-13 Joseph Moscowitz Henry Neidich Jean Orlander Joseph Perloff Milton Perloff Pearl Poret Darrett Rutman George Tilzer Richard Tumpowsky James Yussim April 14-20 Doris Ackerman Lucille Altman Libby Barna Harold Bernstein Oscar Buchman Warren Bunshaft Willard Davidson Morris Dobkin Barry Kenneth Dubinsky Barbara Feibus Erich Grunebaum Pearl Lavender Sam Lefkowitz Samuel Liber Martin Manasse Fannie Nelson Sidney Rosenbaum Benjamin Schneck Leonard Shapiro Meyer Siegel Irving Sisman Abraham Spitalny Martin Stern Lois Walker Philip Weiss Milton Zimmerman April 21-27 Jay Anfanger Ada Bacher Melvin Benson Etta Brotz Harry Victor Cowen Philip Feld Aviva Freelander Abraham Glazer Leonard Greenberg


a time to every purpose under heaven.

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JOYS & SORROWS

YAHRZEITS

RECENT GIFTS

...April 21-27 Abraham Holzman Marilyn Kane Morris C. Klein Lillian Lessler Nathan Levine Morris Margolin Ida Mitelman Harold Paster Alexander Pollak Harry Reiner Perry Remen Betty Rifkin Reta Roseman Clare Rush Morris Rutfield Benjamin Saslow Abraham Singer Henry Smith Arnold Wallack Nathan Wolfson

Flower Fund (continued) Mitchell, Christina, Sarah & Rebecca Kaufman in memory of Ruth Kaufman Leslie & Jonathan Koch and Family in memory of Morton Pechman Lee & Richard Laster in memory of Jeanette Laster Ann & Fred Price in memory of Jeanette Streger, mother of Ann Price Suzanne & Victor Rosenzweig in memory of Cary Lowen Rachel & Benjamin Rosin in memory of Lenore Rosin Judy & Ken Sagat in memory of Albert Huber Adrienne & Jerry Shiloff in memory of Helen Horowitz Dianne & Richard Spitalny in memory of Mark Press Sue Zankel in memory of Gertrude Adelsberg

April 28-30 Rose K. Borenkind Bunny Center Daniel Clyman Jacob Falbaum Judith Feldman Harry Fisher Bernard Fishman Lipman S. Gerber Sarah Goldstein Victor Greenbaum Shirley Jacobs Sarah Kimmel Jacob Klarman Rolf Landauer Ben Morris Vera Nemoytin Dorothea Ochser Morris Raskin Louis Routman Etta Shapero Alfred Stein Raymond Stillman Louis Tulbowitz Lucille F. Warner

(February 11-March 12, 2013 )

Gregory Altman Music & Arts Fund Cynthia Garrett & Stanley Berman in honor of Cantor Dana Anesi The Estate of S. Jay Levy in memory of S. Jay Levy Amy & Fred Robin in memory of Bebe Harrison Oneg Shabbat Myra & Peter Cole in honor of their son Daniel Cole and his fiancee, Jessica Eisenberg, receiving their marriage blessing Sharon & Marshall Fishman in honor of the marriage of Brad & Rachel Goldman Fishman Prayer Book Fund Fern & Richard Resnick in honor of Lisa & Steve Davis’s love and generosity Linda & Steve Ochser in memory of Robert Podoff Religious School and Family Education Fund Barbara Kalik in memory of Mark Kalik Senior Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Helaine Brick-Cabot in memory of Larry Brick Cabot Dodd & Donna Farber in memory of Alvin Gelber Joseph D. Goldreich in memory of Vivian J. Goldreich Sandy & Perry Levine in memory of Lillian Flichtenfeld Tikkun Olam/Social Justice Fund Stephanie Saltzman & Noah Sorkin in memory of Marc Silver Torah Funds The Hamlet Family in memory of Selma Leff Ellen & Jim Tilzer in memory of Marjorie Greenberg Ellen & Jim Tilzer in memory of Bertha Tilzer Greene Ellen & Jim Tilzer in memory of Blanche Tilzer Tributes Cathi and George Rimalower in honor of Justin Abrams Lori & Paul Fichtenbaum in memory of Herman Fichtenbaum Audrey Michaels in memory of Sylvia Sokel Tobi & Gene Nadel in memory of Phyllis Nadel Sylvia & Murray Waksman in memory of Sylvia’s mother, Lena Lefkowitz

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COMMUNITY EVENTS WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ONEG SPONSORS Daniel & Mindy Bass Robert & Suzanne DeMarchis David Deutsch Scott & Jill Glasser Gary & Debbie Klein Laura & Robert Medway Marlene & Paul Platkin Amy & Andy Stillman Caleb Charny & Rosemarie Tishelman

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CONGRATULATIONS TO Odette and Howard Potter on the birth of their grandson, Spencer Hayden, to Tracey and Jarrad Berman

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ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY TUESDAY, APRIL 16 at 7:30 PM Westchester Jewish Council Israel Movie Night at the Jewish Film Festival at Jacob Burns Film Center

WESTCHESTER CELEBRATES ISRAEL AT 65 SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 12:00 PM Westchester Day School _______________________________________________

2012 CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE SUNDAY, JUNE 3 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Along 5th Avenue in Manhattan (between 57th and 74th Streets) For more information, contact Donna at donna@wjcouncil.org or 914-328-7001. www.wjcouncil.org.

HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO Leslie Jameson on the death of her father, Alan Borck Don Safferstein on the death of his father, Nathan Safferstein

TZEDAKAH WESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES A leader in mental health, home health care, developmental disabilities, and human services since 1943, serving all people who live or work in Westchester. It is dedicated to helping people of all ages cope with emotional, cognitive, environmental, physical, social, and educational challenges.

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From weddings and life-cycle events to private gatherings, business functions, and lectures, Temple Beth El’s stunning new facilities provide an exceptional setting for all types of special occasions and events. For rental inquiries or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please call 914.238.3928. We look forward to helping you create a memorable event. For more information, please visit www.bethelnw.org.


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220 SOUTH BEDFORD RD 914.238.3928 T CHAPPAQUA, NY 10514 914.238.4030 F WWW.BETHELNW.ORG TEMPLE@BETHELNW.ORG

BEGINNING YEARS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

914.238.5735 914.238.5641

TEMPLE DIRECTORY BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS

Senior Rabbi

Joshua M. Davidson

Harry Cohen

Associate Rabbi

Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Lisa Davis

Cantor

Dana Anesi

Adjunct Cantor

Bruce Ruben

Executive Director

Gennifer Kelly

rabbistudy@bethelnw.org gmitelman@bethelnw.org danesi@bethelnw.org bruben@bethelnw.org

executivedirector@bethelnw.org

TRUSTEES Term Expires 2013 Stuart Berg Ruth Clark Robert Klein Marla Schechner

President

Executive Vice President

Richard Albert

Term Expires 2014 Robert Medway Steve Ochser Stephanie Saltzman Lisa Shaiken

Vice President

Stacey Divack Vice President

Director of Education Susan Cosden

Janet Levy

Director of Rayna Alperstein Beginning Years ECC ralperstein@bethelnw.org

Maxine Olson Maynard

scosden@bethelnw.org

NEW TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS 1300 Life-Cycle Emergency 1310 Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson 917.439.6757 1312 Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman 646.853.4421 1316 Cantor Dana Anesi 914.420.7430 1310 Adjunct Cantor Bruce Ruben 1321 Gennifer Kelly, Executive Director 1320 Rose Hill, Executive Assistant 1310 Jaclyn Trustman, Life-Cycle Coordinator 1323 Galia Silverberg, Communications 1322 Ann Testone, Bookkeeper 1121 Susan Cosden, Director of Education 1120 Deborah Ross, Admin. Asst. Religious School 1221 Rayna Alperstein, Early Childhood Ed. Director 1600 Gregory Allen, Facility Manager CEMETERY INFORMATION 914.238.3928 WE ARE AN INCLUSIVE CONGREGATION Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester welcomes all who wish to participate in Jewish life – singles, couples and families in all their forms, gays, lesbians, interfaith couples – all people regardless of age, sexual orientation, or financial means. In the words of Rabbi Davidson: “The synagogue is a kehilah kedoshah – a sacred community. It’s like a sukkah. A sukkah is constructed of many different branches woven together. So is the synagogue: the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the married and the unmarried, single parents, grandparents, gays and heterosexuals, non-Jewish spouses. The broader the sukkah’s reach, the more tightly its branches are woven, the stronger it stands. So too the synagogue: the greater the variety of people welcomed within it, the closer they feel to one another, the stronger the temple stands.”

Vice President Vice President

Susan Pecker Vice President

Term Expires 2015 David Abrams Heidi Auerbacher Rhonda Regan Doug Zucker

David Rolle Treasurer

Danna Schoenberg Secretary

Immediate Past President William Pollak Affiliated Organizations Sisterhood

Gail Schreier

Youth Group President

Ben Akselrod

Past Presidents, Honorary Members of the Board Steve Adler Barry Meisel Stanley Amberg Gloria Meisel Charlene Berman May Rolle Melvin Ehrlich David Ruzow Ernest M. Grunebaum

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TBE Bulletin April 2013