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Temple Beth Emeth Ann Arbor’s home for Reform Judaism

...its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.

Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism 2309 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | Phone 734-665-4744 Fax 734-665-9237 | Religious School 734-665-5817 | www.templebethemeth.org

July-August 2017

Tammuz - Av - Elul • 5777

Weekly Lay-Led Summer Services | Fridays, July 8 – September 1 Tot Shabbat at 5:45 pm | Tot Dinner and Popsicle Oneg at 6:15 pm | Summer Shabbat Service at 7:30 pm July Calendar

August Calendar

Tuesday, July 4 Admin Office Closed

Wednesday, August 2 1 pm Mahj (off-site)

Wednesday, July 5 1 pm Mahj (off-site)

Thursday, August 3 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit

Thursday, July 6 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit

Friday, August 4 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

Friday, July 7 Noon Lunch & Learn 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 5 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Saturday, July 8 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Thursday, August 10 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 2:15 pm Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation

Thursday, July 13 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 2:15 pm Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation

Friday, August 11 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

Friday, July 14 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 12 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Saturday, July 15 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service 11:30 am SAC Community Conversation: “Gerrymandering”

Tuesday, August 15 7:30 pm WTBE Board Meeting

Monday, July 17 12:30 pm WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group

Thursday, August 17 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 7 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 19 1 pm Mahj (off-site) Thursday, July 20 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit

Wednesday, August 16 1 pm Mahj (off-site)

Friday, August 18 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

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Friday, July 21 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 19 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Saturday, July 22 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Monday, August 21 12:30 pm WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group Wednesday, August 23 7 pm Genesis Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 26 6 pm Genesis Board Meeting (Offsite)

Thursday, August 24 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit

Thursday, July 27 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 2:15 pm Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation

Friday, August 25 7 pm Ann Arbor Hillel Community Shabbat

Friday, July 28 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Summer Shabbat Service Saturday, July 29 9:30 am Torah Study 10:30 am Chapel Service

Saturday, August 26 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Bat Mitzvah Service | Ruth Mills Sunday, August 27 11:30 am TBE Board Retreat (Offsite) Monday, August 28 6 pm Madrichim Workshop Wednesday, August 30 5:30 pm Pizza in the Park at Burns Park Thursday, August 31 2:15 pm Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation

Spirituality & Wellness Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever | Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 | 4 pm Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 4 pm Try out this unique martial arts instruction including lessons in how to live a healthy lifestyle, be energetic, do well in school and learn anti-bullying self-defense. 12-week semesters for belt advancement. Drop-in when schedules permit. Enrollment is open for students and their parents. Shalom Gever is taught by Rabbi Peter Gluck, 5th Degree Black Belt and martial arts instructor for 18 years. Contact the Temple Beth Emeth office, 665-4744, or Rabbi Gluck, info@shalomgever.org, for more registration information. Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 | 1 pm | TBE Chapel For practitioners of all levels. Intention and instruction followed by 30-minute silent meditation. Facilitated by SooJi Min, Judy Freedman, and Quyen Epstein-Ngo. SooJi Min is TBE’s executive director. She recently completed a 16-month, mindfulness, teacher-training program sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project. Judy Freedman has been meditating regularly for over 20 years. She attended a three-year training in Jewish Meditation sponsored by the Philips Foundation at Chochmat ha Lev. She has previously taught at TBE and is excited to return. Quyen Epstein-Ngo is a therapist who holds a joint doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Women’s Studies. One of the areas she specializes in is working with adolescents, adults, and couples on issues of faith and spirituality. Contact SooJi Min with questions, 734-6654744. Weekly Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation Thursdays, July 13 & 27 | August 10 & 31 | 2:15-3:15 | Family Room Next to Sanctuary Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for long periods of time. Sessions are led by SooJi Min, certified yoga instructor. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, props if needed, water and wear comfortable clothing. Contact SooJi Min, sjmin@templebethemeth.org with questions.


President’s Post

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I’m getting ready to leave town on a two-week vacation tomorrow. There are always a million little details to attend to before I leave: the department’s annual report, personnel evaluations, next fall’s schedule, directions for the cat sitter, this article. Sometimes if feels like vacation will never come, and that it will be a lifetime before I sit down in that airplane seat to sail around the world to see my daughter in South Korea. What I know is that all will get done, and I will soon be able to let go for a bit, to go off the grid, and not think about the worries of the day. There will possibly be some beverages with paper umbrellas involved as well! Before I go, I wanted to provide some brief updates. First, I have had several questions/concerns regarding the new prayer books and asking congregants to order them for themselves. To respond to concerns about why we are changing the prayer books now in the midst of so many other changes, I want to let everyone know that this decision had been planned a couple years ago. Some of you may recall that our congregation did a beta testing of the Ketl Freedman-Doan new prayer books for the Union of Reform Judaism (our parent organization) a couple years ago. The 20 or so books we received had some typos, but we were able to keep those books and provide feedback to the URJ. These are the prayer books the URJ has adopted for the Reform congregations; we are simply keeping up with the changes in the Reform movement. Now, why ask congregants to purchase their own book(s)? Those of you who have worked in our temple building know that storage space is at a premium. We have very little space to store the 1500 or so double volumes we would need to purchase to accommodate every congregant, using books that are only needed once a year. Additionally, although the cost of the volumes is the lowest price deal URJ will be offering, for TBE to purchase 1200 - 1500 books (which would allow 2.25 books per family unit), would cost about $50,000. We simply cannot afford to do this with our budget. We can certainly justify using some of the Spirituality and Torah Funds for purchasing books – and we will be purchasing a few hundred books out of these funds to help out families that need more than a couple books, and to insure that newcomers and students to our HHD services have books. Nevertheless, we all have to pitch in what we can to cover the expenses here. The next problem is remembering to bring our books to services. We can send out an e-blast, put a reminder on your calendar, send a string to put on your finger! Hopefully, in time, just like you don’t forget your cell phone when you leave the house (usually), you will remember that HHD services mean, “Bring your prayer book.” I look forward to a new HHD experience this year. Rabbi Whinston and Cantor Hayut will be conducting some workshops to introduce folks to the new prayer books. I will miss some of the old prayers, of course, and I remember how confusing the new Shabbat prayer books (Mishkan T’fillah) were when we first were introduced to them. Remember? What do you mean we have 2 pages for each prayer? How do you decide which prayer to read, when the congregation is to speak, when the rabbi says stuff? And now? I love grazing through the Mishkan, finding the right words for how I’m feeling, reading the commentaries when I’m distracted, and discovering new prayers. Hang in there, folks. I think you will find the new HHD prayer books will provide a similar experience. Brit Olam means, “A covenant with our world.” Last month, I told you that the Board has been working with our Social Action Committee to understand the issues surrounding becoming a Sanctuary Congregation. Following direction from the Religious Action Coalition (the Social Action division of the URJ), TBE has signed a Brit Olam, joining Reform congregations across the country in committing ourselves to “moral leadership through congregational and community-based action.” This is the first step in our congregation declaring ourselves a welcoming community for all. The covenant is below. If you would like more information about the covenant, or would like to discuss TBE’s commitment to these principles, you can contact our Social Action committee VP, Abbie Egherman, or myself. Click here to see the RAC Brit Olam from May 2017: http:// templebethemeth.org/images/Documents/RAC_Brit-Olam-May-2017.pdf. Have a safe and restful summer. B’Shalom, Ketl Freedman-Doan Maggie Anton is coming to Temple Beth Emeth, October 2017 The WTBE is bringing Maggie Anton to TBE on October 27 & 28. Ms. Anton is an award winning author of historical trilogies: Rashi’s Daughters and Rav Hasid’s Daughters. Her latest book is Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You-Know-What. Maggie will speak both during and after services on October 27 and discuss her latest work, co-sponsored by the TBE Library, and teach us some Talmud on October 28. More details to come. Purchase signed copies of her books at http://tbesisterhood.org, starting July 1, 2017. Keep up with information on Maggie’s trip on the WTBE website and in weekly TBE emails.


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Youth Programs

Families with Young Children (FYC): Tot Shabbat Service Every Friday July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18, 25 | 5:45 pm | TBE Sanctuary Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Whinston and Cantor Hayut 6:15 pm Dinner for Tot Shabbat All of your favorite songs led by TBE’s tot team, Rabbi Whinston and Cantor Hayut. Join us for macaroni and cheese, fish sticks, applesauce, and a salad bar immediately following the short service. Dinner is just $5 per person and this year you can buy a punch card ahead of time for a discounted price. Punch cards are available in the TBE office.

Learnings & Teachings Weekly Lunch and Learn Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 August 4, 11, 18 & 25 Noon - 1 pm | Adult Lounge Rabbi Whinston meets every Friday for an informal discussion about religion. All sessions are held in the Adult Lounge and are open to the community. Feel free to bring a lunch. We look forward to seeing you there! Community Conversation: “Gerrymandering” Saturday, July 15 | 11:30 am | TBE Adult Lounge TBE’s Social Action Committee is hosting regular Community Conversations on social justice issues of importance to our community. Michigan is one of the worst “gerrymandered” state in the U.S. The Grass root group, “Voters not Politicians” have created an amendment to the Michigan Constitution to have an Independent Commission draw the districts instead of the political party in power. The petition is almost ready, it just needs to be approved by the Board of Canvasser: We need to collect at least 400,000 signatures within 180 days. They want to kick off this petition drive with educational events and parties as a celebration of Eldridge Gerry’s (“founder” of Gerrymandering) birthday on July 15. This is a non-partisan grass roots effort to improve democracy in our country!

Summer Break for TBE’s Weekly Announcements TBE’s Thursday Weekly Announcements will be taking a brief hiatus for the month of July! Any details on special events will be emailed out on their own. The Weekly Announcements will begin again the first week of August. If you’d like to stay connected with TBE events/programs, visit our website at www.templebethemeth.org.

High Holy Days Adult Education A Jonah Teaching & Discussion Presented by Richard Greene Session A: Thursday, August 31 | 12:30 pm or 7 pm Session B: Thursday, September 7 | 12:30 pm or 7 pm Sessions will be held in TBE’s Adult Lounge Prepare for the High Holy Days with an adult ed class and open discussion on the origins, meaning, and continuing relevance of the book of Jonah. The class will be offered in two parts. Session A will cover the origins and meaning of the Book of Jonah. Session B will explore the relevance and meaning of Jonah in Jewish tradition today. Mix and match sessions in whatever way you’d like. Study materials available, but not necessary to attend, participate and enjoy. Get the study materials here: http:// templebethemeth.org/images/Documents/Jonah-AdultEd-Study-Materials.pdf.

TBE Sisterhood Gift Shop Looking for a special item? We have the best prices & can save you the cost of shipping! Summer Hours: By Appointment Call Amy Paberzs at 668-6842 or 417-5312 to make an appointment.


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B’Nai Mitzvah Please Celebrate our B’nai Mitzvah With Us! Saturday mornings at the 10 am service. Hello my name is Ryan Tauber. I am in the seventh grade, and I go to Forsythe middle school. My favorite subject is science. My hobbies include reading, swimming, and learning how to cook and bake. My favorite food is Chinese. I am the oldest of four and my siblings are Logan, Nicole and Emma. I am looking forward to summer so I can hang out with my friends at the pool. Ryan Tauber Saturday, June 24

Hi. My name is Ruth Mills. I am going to be an 8th grader at Tappan Middle School. My parents are Sari and Aaron. I also have a sister named Eleanor. I have a cat named Trixie and two guinea pigs, Hamilton and Ron. I like playing volleyball and soccer. I also play the violin in the Tappan Orchestra. I love animals. My favorite subjects in school are Social Studies, Math and Science. Ruth Mills Saturday, August 26

Membership Mazel Tov to: Ryan Tauber on his Bar Mitzvah, June 24. Ruth Mills on her Bat Mitzvah, August 26. Condolences to: Sally Brieloff on the death of her father, Robert Graham, Tuesday, May 30. New Members: Alan Kahn & Jen Skillicorn Summer Library Hours Friday | Noon - 2 pm If you need access to the library at a time other than those listed, contact Clare at tbe_library@templebethemeth.org.


Events Summer Carillon Concert Series: Ray McLellan Monday, August 7 | 7 pm Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor This year marks Ray McLellan’s 25th with TBE. We know Ray as an accomplished pianist, but he is also a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America and has an appointment as University Carillonneur at Michigan State University. Ray has given numerous carillon performances in the US and Europe, so we are pleased to have a chance to hear him play so close to home. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/235053893642237/ to learn more about this upcoming event!

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Terri A. Ginsburg Religious & Hebrew School | Pizza in the Park Wednesday, August 30 5:30-7 pm Burns Park Shelter Families with children in PS4 through 5th grade are invited to come meet other families with children in the same grades, chat with Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut and many TBE teachers. We will have fun games for all, eat dinner and enjoy s’mores and watermelon for dessert! If you would like to attend with your family, please RSVP to Sarah Wright at swright@templebethemeth. org.

TBE at Hillel Ann Arbor Community-Wide Shabbat Celebration Friday, August 25 | 7-10 pm Green Auditorium, 1429 Hill Street, Ann Arbor More details coming soon! Hillel is hosting its first “Community-Wide Shabbat Celebration” for its Ann Arbor friends and families – an event made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor’s Impact Grant program. Please reserve your seat(s) at http://bit.ly/HillelShabbat. To make any changes to your existing reservation, please contact HillelResChanges@gmail.com. Services: 7 pm & Buffet Dinner: 8 pm

Social Action 2nd Saturdays Volunteer Opportunity at Food Gatherer’s Community Kitchen at the Delonis Center TBE has an ongoing commitment to cook and serve every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Food Gatherer’s Community Kitchen at the Delonis Center, located at 312 W. Huron Street in Ann Arbor. We request 5 volunteers for the first shift Noon–2:30 pm and 5 volunteers for the second shift from 2:30- 5 pm. We currently rely on a pool of 75 volunteers who elect to sign up each month. These volunteers have opted to be on an email reminder list each month. Please contact Yuni Aaron (yuniaaron@me.com) to receive a monthly e-mail reminder and to get a link to the signup document. Back Door Food Pantry On behalf of our patrons at the Back Door Food Pantry, we want to thank the generous congregants of TBE, STC and Blue Ocean Faith who donated an amazing amount of nonperishable food and toiletries in conjunction with our first joint Mitzvah Day/Sunday of Service on May 7. A group of very sociable and efficient volunteers spent part of the afternoon organizing, bagging and labeling at least 70 brown bags and several huge plastic bins filled with these donations. Our shelves were nearly bursting with food and toiletries. In fact, we received so many canned goods, et al that we temporarily borrowed shelving space in the Wisdom House basement. Thank you, TBE members, not only for your Mitzvah Day donations, but also for your financial contributions to the BDFP. For every dollar donated we can purchase about $3 worth of food from Food Gatherers. We currently need more volunteers for the second shift on Thursdays from 5-7:30 pm. For more information about the BDFP, please contact elliewdavidson@gmail. com. Alpha House

Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift at Alpha House. To learn about Alpha volunteer roles and/or to sign up, please visit http://signup.com/go/fbijvml. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Parent at ksparent@comcast.net.


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Sisterhood • Brotherhood Sparks of Our Flame - WTBE

Fiber Arts meets at 7:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. Meetings will take place at various locations during the summer. Please call 734-994-4261 to check the location. WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group | Mondays | 12:30-2 pm | TBE Library Monday, July 17 | Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues, 2012. Monday, August 21 | David Mitchell, The Thousands Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, 2010. Women of TBE Monthly Luncheon Thursday, July 27 | 12:30 pm | Paesano Restaurant, 3411 Washtenaw Ave. Join us for a fun lunch while getting to know members of WTBE! Contact Eva Taylor, 734-995-5700 or sebachtay@aol.com, to reserve your place at the table or with questions, or to reserve a ride. Women of TBE Monthly Luncheon Tuesday, August 15 | 12:30 pm | Mediterrano, 2900 S. State Street Join us for a fun lunch while getting to know members of WTBE! Contact Eva Taylor, 734-995-5700 or sebachtay@aol.com, to reserve your place at the table or with questions, or to reserve a ride.

Yes! I want to join the WTBE and share in the mitzvah of helping my community. Name_____________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ Phone________________ Email_ ______________________________ Please send a check (separate from your Temple dues) for $36 (sustaining membership level) or make an additional donation by paying $54, $72, or $108 (support at this level lets WTBE provide more to the community) to:

Questions? Ronnie Shapiro, ronnieshapiro1@gmail.com.

WTBE Attn: Membership, 2309 Packard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Sparks of Our Flame - Brotherhood Guys Night Out Thursday, July 20 | 6:30 pm | Zingerman’s Roadhouse Guys Night Out Thursday, August 24 | 6:30 pm | Tomukun Noodle Bar Located at 505 East Liberty Street #200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 P: 734-995-8668 Save the Date | Yale Strom In Concert | Saturday, October 14 A talented violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer and playwright, Strom is one of the world’s leading scholar-ethnographerartists of klezmer music, history and culture. Please join us for a wonderful evening of music and learning. Please contact Bill Parkus, parkus@comcast.net, if you have any questions about these upcoming events.

Membership Form 2017/2018

We focus on what our membership really wants and needs. Past experience tells us that this does not appear to be monthly social meetings with speakers, deli trays and poker. The range of our events in the last few years is too big to list here, but we do know that an opportunity for fellowship will get attention and an email for help will get the job done. Check our website: tbebrotherhood.weebly.com. Return form with check for $40 Name________________________________________________________ dues, optional $50, $75 to:

Address______________________________________________________ Phone_ ______________________________________________________ Email________________________________________________________ Questions? Contact Bill Parkus at parkus@comcast.net.

Temple Beth Emeth Attn: Brotherhood, 2309 Packard St.


Donations Adult Education Fund In memory of Gertrude Aaron, from Ron & Marianne Aaron. Barbara F. Heilveil Campership Fund In memory of Samuel Simon, from Fredda & Paul Unangst. Caring Community Fund In memory of my father, Oscar Bromberg and my brother, Jonathan Bromberg, from Paulette Bromberg. General Fund Ivan & Judith Sherick In memory of Betty Izenson, from Robet Izenson & Gwynne Osaki. In memory of my father, Henry Weiss, on his yahrzeit, from Marcia Polenberg-Ramsay. In honor of Rachel Lewis’ Bat Mitzvah, from Marcia Polenberg-Ramsay. In memory of Abraham Eisen, Ruth F. Kimball, and Dorothy D. Sweeney, from Edward & Martha Kimball. Landscape Fund Alan & Aimee Speck In memory of Rona Moscow at the time of her yahrzeit, from Robert Cohen & Ruth Moscow-Cohen.

Music Fund In honor of Regina Hayut and her thriving music program at TBE, from Marcia Polenberg-Ramsay. In memory of Alexander Frank, from Annette Fisch. In honor of Rabbi Daniel Alter, from Alyce Alter. Oneg Fund In honor of Ari Mabry’s confirmation, from Johanna Mabry. In honor of Gabrielle Taichman’s Bat Mitzvah, from Russel & Linda Taichman. Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund In honor of Rabbi Whinston’s 1st Anniversary at TBE, from the Schreiber/Sitz Family. In memory of Irvin Ashin, from Brian & Judith Ashin. To celebrate Rabbi Whinston’s first year of leading our TBE congregation so successfully, from Marcia Polenberg-Ramsay. In loving memory of Libby & Leon Flumenbaum, from Paul Estenson & Rochelle Flumenbaum. In memory of Mark Stern, from Hylan Moises & Dianne Longo. In loving memory of Sylvia Cotzin at the time of her yahrzeit, from Bette & Alan Cotzin.

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Religious Education Fund Jeffrey Morenoff & Soni Mithani In honor of Terri Ginsburg’s outstanding devotion as Religious Education Director, from Eva Taylor. In honor of Terri Ginsburg on her retirement as TBE’s Religious School Director. Thank you for all your years of making the Religious School such a wonderful institution, from Sharon & Chuck Newman. In honor of Terri Ginsburg’s retirement, from Marcia Polenberg-Ramsay. School Registration Donation Greg & Toby Lewis

HHD Prayer Books Scott Wilderman & Sondra Bobroff Edward & Ellie Davidson Fred & Rebecca Hankin Ward & Tina Bissell David & Susan Gitterman Edward Stein & Pat Mccune Arthur & Karen Lindenberg Todd Morgan & Wendy Lawrence Jonathan Rubin & Gretta Spier Douglas & Joy Ensor Peter & Carol Freedman Doan Patrick & Jennifer Kehoe Ed & Hanneke Bonnewit David & Shelly Cooke Grace Boxer Donald & Julia Levitt Stuart & Joyce Robinson

Spiritual Life Fund Ronald & Marianne Aaron Robert & Carol Milstein Douglas & Joy Ensor Youth Fund In honor of Terri and her retirement, from Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin. In memory of Brandon Hoellrich, from Janine, Bill, Sam, Russell, and Josie Chey.

Contribution Form – TBE Donations Please find enclosed $________ as a donation to the _________________

Please send acknowledgement to:

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Name_ ____________________________

Fund in honor/memory of_______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Address____________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________

TBE Funds: Adult Education, Building, Cantor’s Discretionary, Caring Community, Flower, L’vor D’vor Endowment, Isaac and Pearl Levine Educational, General Fund, Genesis Landscape, Library, Melvin & Lois Levy Endowment Fund, Memorial Garden Care, Oneg Fund, Music Fund, Music & Spirituality Endowment, Rabbi Whinston’s Discretionary, Religious Education, Professional Development Fund in Honor of Ronnie Simon, Social Action, Social Action for Alpha House, Back Door Food Pantry, Spiritual Life, Year of Torah,Youth, Youth Scholarship Fund, Mitzvah Day. Sisterhood Funds: College Connections, Barbara F. Heilveil Campership Fund, Sponsorship Fund. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Donor’s Name __________________________________ Address____________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________


July Yahrzeits

10 June 30 & July 1 Irving Ashin Elmer Benson Irving Bernstein Oscar Bromberg Mitchell Cohen Zachary Edelson David Fine Leon Flumenbaum Eva Frankel Ali Freund Bobbye Goldburg Magda Goldstein Louis Goldstein Anna Gottlieb Pat Graham Burton Gummer Betty Hirshon Natalie Lax Hattie Levine Rose Levine Rebecca Lindenberg Judy Mallin Siebert Mohr Aleck Mollen Sharon Orenstein Roberta Perry Jean Pomerance Robert Reed Lewis Renner Daniel Schleicher Kevin Scott Harold Shaw Ralph Shell Herman Spier Daniel Szabo Ilse Uhlmann Frank Uhlmann Richard Wolfman

July 7 & 8 Reuben Alexander Lillian Bach Barbara Bockoff Hedy Bromberg Herman Fineberg Mildred Friedman Norman Graff Isadore Hamburger Sarah Kirsch Selma Klivans Leonid Kolins Lily Krantz Rona Moscow Elizabeth O’Donnell Solomon Powsner James Rauschl Paula Rosenberg Merle Rosin Bessie Rothman Sherrel Shoher Bernard Singer Albert Solomon Si Wachsberger Dorothy Weitz Silber Henia Wolfe

July 14 & 15 Arnold Abrahamsen Minnie Baker Marie Billi Sylvia Cotzin Judith Desenberg Brandon Hoellrich Maxwell Hyman Dorothy Isaacs Herbert Kanner Harold Kaufman Ruth Kornbluth Joseph Lawrence Rosalie Leftwich Ruth Marks Bernard Michaels Charlotte Miller Morry Mitz Sol Myers Sarah Noparstak Lillian Oberman Miriam Rayberg June Romolino Avery Silber Julius Stross Hortense Weiner Leon Wolfe

July 21 & 22 Lena Abrahamsen Raphael Adler Jeannie Axelrod Joseph Barclay Clifford Beresh Isadore Birnbaum Isadore Birnbaum Donald Churchill Carol Churchill Lillian Dworkin Abraham Fishman Mary Flynn Magda Gombosi Robert Hahnsch George Hirshon Wallace Hodgson David Karnovsky Henry Landau Harry Margolis Paul Milch Alvin Novetsky Sarrah Portman Augusta Reinhart Eleanor Rhodes Tillie Rose Robert Rubin Philip Schild Bernice Shirwindt Roseana Woodberry

July 28 & 29 Frances Adler Gerald Avrin Tillie Boigon Marilyn Breiter Jon Brenner Matthew Cohen Milton Corson Adina Dorfman Leonard Dworkin Harvey Egherman Judith Elkind Sam Freed Ann Gelber Pavel Goldman Lynn Goldstein Lucy Greenberg Ida Heilveil Anna Herzog David Honigstock Theodore Hurwitz Ely Katz Ray Kinder Sarah Kouffman Daniel Kouffman Murray Liebowitz Dora Pelman Lonn Louis Reuben Howard Rothstein Carol Segall Samuel Simon Mike Stein Mark Stern Clair Streng Ruzena TomasLieberman Tillie White Magdalena Wilensky

To donate online, please go to our website (www.templebethemeth.org). You can also send checks made payable to “TBE” to 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please include a note with the fund you would like to donate to and any tribute message. Thank you for your continued support!


August Yahrzeits August 4 & 5 Edwin Atzenhoffer Rudy Billi Frances Boigon Nancy Diamond Howard Diamond Bill Feigenbaum Violette Freeman Irving Friend Henry Harris Marcia Kalb Albert Kouffman Gloria Landes Jack Landes Israel Likosky Bernice Mahler Sara Miller Leo Miller Ann Milstein David Mizrahi Simone Pooler Caryl Roberts Jerome Spiegel Jim Steiner Daniel Teitelbaum Joseph Zikmund

August 11 & 12 Harry Bockoff Rae Bromberg Victor Herman Jane Jerome Henry Lewis Nettie Likosky Wallace McKee William Newell Michael O’Hara Louis Pollens Martin Rose Bess Segaloff Sophie Solomon Seymore Swartz Victor Teich Philip Weiner

August 18 & 19 Marilyn Alexander Rachael Barclay Sylvia Barnard Morris Benjoya Isaac Berman Gertrude Blieberg Linna Broeking Hyman Burchman Sylvia Federman Minna Feld Mildred Feldman Harold Frimowitz Hinda Gleiber Edythe Goldman Leon Haskin Marie Hodgson Frieda Karnovsky Edna Katz Barney Levine Ralph McNichol Mary Meyers May Morrison Louis Newman Clyde Oler Jack Penn Sidney Shulman Michael Tepper Richard Wiseman

August 25* & 26 Bazel Allen Oscar Applebaum Robert Behringer Leslie Bohm Eugene Casazza Bennett Cohen Gussie Friedlander Justin Gallon Joel Garrett Mary Freschl Glassner Marion Glickman Sidney Goldman Ned Halpert Dale Jeffs Anna Klegerman Lawrence Krasnov Sophie Levitt Irving Levitt Mary Lipschutz Sarah Lipson Samuel Lutz Bradley Martin Ann Moises Max Okun Rhoda Powsner Jean Reitman Gladys Rosengarten David Rudnick Samuel Saferstein Jacob Savishinsky Gertrude Seeder Jack Shain Herbert Shapiro Rene Shaw Dorothy Solomon Aaron Sussman Rebecca Usdansky Jerome Weinberg Lillian Zazove

11 September 1 & 2 Stan Berent Mary Elizabeth Bloch Mark Brower Charlotte Coapman Henry Evans Nathan Gleiber Richard Modell Mary Nagel Bob Rosenthal Reva Shwayder Herman Solomon Sam Vreeland Lauren White

*August 25 Yahrzeits will be read at the Hillel Community Wide Shabbat

May their memories be for a blessing. Cemetery Lots | Cremation Spaces The Temple maintains burial lots and cremation spaces at Arborcrest and Washtenog Cemeteries. Please contact any committee member to arrange a site visit or to make a purchase by phone or for any questions about the cemeteries. Lots and cremation spaces may be purchased over a three year period with no interest. TBE Cemetery Committee: Ken Handwerger, 662-0154; Andrea Ludwig, 302-3335; Gary & Harriet Charson, 528-1061; Marty Ludington, 269-967-1556; Ronnie Simon, 429-5935; or Gretta Spier, 662-3250.


Temple Beth Emeth 2309 Packard Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Picnic in the Park Wednesday, August 30 | 5:30 pm TBE’s Staff and Resources Rabbi Josh Whinston _____________________rabbiwhinston@templebethemeth.org Cantor Regina S. Lambert-Hayut ________________cantorhayut@templebethemeth.org Executive Director SooJi Min _______________________sjmin@templebethemeth.org Dir. of Education Rabbi Daniel Alter _______________rabbialter@templebethemeth.org Account Manager Amie Brockman ______________abrockman@templebethemeth.org Account Administrator Victoria Gross _______________vgross@templebethemeth.org Communications Coordinator Nellie Stansbury _nstansbury@templebethemeth.org Religious School Coordinator Sarah Wright________swright@templebethemeth.org Saturday School Coordinator Emily Alter_________________tbeschoola2@gmail.com Library Coordinator Clare Kinberg ______________tbe_library@templebethemeth.org General Office Questions __________________________tbe@templebethemeth.org Website_________________________________________www.templebethemeth.org Family Shabbat Table Talk ___________________________________urj.org/shabbat TNT Group Website ___________________________www.templebethemeth.org/tnt Add your name to these TBE e-mail lists by calling the office nnouncements___________________Weekly announcement of events and services A Hotline _________________________Births, deaths, emergency news (members only) TBE Tots __________________________________________________www.tbetots.org Beth Israel Funeral Notices_____________________________________Call the office The TBE Bulletin is published monthly by Temple Beth Emeth | 2309 Packard | Ann Arbor, MI 48104 TBE is a non-profit religious institution in the State of Michigan. Volume 8 | Issue 1

Rabbi Josh Whinston

Treasurer Bonnie Keen

Rabbi Emeritus Robert D. Levy

Secretary Elaine Yeglic

Cantor Regina S. Lambert-Hayut Cantor Emerita Ann Z. Rose Director of Education Rabbi Daniel Alter Executive Director SooJi Min Officers and Board of Trustees President Ketl Freedman-Doan VP for Administration Joe Pollak VP for Education and Youth Steve Lonn VP for Finance Ronnie Shapiro VP for Membership Becky Hankin VP for Religious Practice Alexandria Wood VP for Social Action Abbie Egherman

Ex-officio: Immediate Past President Susan Gitterman Sisterhood President Noreen DeYoung Brotherhood President Bill Parkus Members at Large Sarah Cohen Richard Corson Joy Ensor Susan Gitterman Rachel Glick Becky Hankin Margaret Hannon Barry Levin Steve Lonn Dave Ostreicher Roger Palay Beth Pearson Deb Schild Jordan Shavit Jodi Wallo Bulletin Editor & Design Nellie Stansbury

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