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 Terri A. Ginsburg Religious School 734-665-5817 | www.templebethemeth.org
November 2017 Liturgical Calendar Friday, November 3 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service | Birthday Anniversary & Blessings Saturday, November 4 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service Friday, November 10 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service Saturday, November 11 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am B’nai Mitzvah Service: Tavyn Likosky & Jackson Goldberg Friday, November 17 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service | New Member & Double Chai Saturday, November 18 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service Wednesday, November 22 7 pm Erev Thanksgiving Interfaith Service Friday, November 24 6 pm Shabbat Achat Dinner 6:30 pm Shabbat Achat Saturday, November 25 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service
Erev Thanksgiving Service Wednesday, November 22 | 7 pm Don’t miss our annual joint service with Saint Clare’s Episcopal Church. Rabbi Whinston will be delivering the sermon and a joint choir will sing. Please bring a dessert to pass at the oneg!
AARTY Fundraiser & Pie Sale! AARTY is selling Zingerman’s pies again. Help support AARTY throughout the year. Pies are $25 each. Please order by Tuesday, November 13. The pies will be available for pick-up at TBE on BOTH Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22 from 5-6 pm, and during the day from the TBE office. Select from these flavors: pumpkin, rustic apple, pecan, chocolate chess, cranberry walnut and jumble berry. Order pies online here: http://bit.ly/PieSaleAARTYTBE. Rotating Shelter | November 20-November 27 Why not make this Thanksgiving a Mitzvah time? Be part of the Rotating Shelter volunteer corps to help house the homeless Thanksgiving Week, November 20 through November 27. Members of TBE, St. Clare’s and Blue Ocean Faith will volunteer to drive up to 25 men to and from Delonis Shelter to TBE, provide dinner and snacks, and host by staying the evening and sleeping over in a separate room. Go to the sign up link and read descriptions of the various jobs. Sign up for all that interest you! Click here http://signup.com/go/PU1Lo7. Contact Miriam Shaw, email@example.com, 734-657-6538, or Deb Schild, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-476-5741 for more information. Make this a special Thanksgiving for all! Congratulations to Clare Kinberg....................................................................pg. 4 R&R Chanukah Potluck Save the Date.............................................................pg. 5 Caring Community Monthly Events................................................................pg. 13
Rabbi Josh Whinston
On Rosh Hashanah, I spoke to our congregation about reinvigorating our Caring Community. Our Cantor Emerita, Annie Rose, was already well underway finding leaders and having one to one and small group discussions about our needs. Annie and I were meeting on a regular basis over the summer and even for a few months before summer began. All of this foundational work enabled our congregation to move right into the work of Caring Community. We have launched some of our support groups, our Mourning and Mitzvah class has met a number of times and our class on God is underway. Our classes and support groups are essential work for Caring Community, and at the core of the work we do is the direct services we are able to provide to our members. Our cooking mavens are meeting and preparing meals together so that we have frozen soups and other items that Rabbi Josh Whinston keep well when frozen. Because space is always at a premium in our shared facility, we needed another freezer to store all this food. Thanks to a generous gift from the Women of Temple Beth Emeth (WTBE), we now have a new freezer specifically for our congregation so we will always have meals available for anyone who needs food. Not only are many members of WTBE helping to cook and coordinate our efforts, now they have also made it possible for us to fulfill this promise to our membership; whenever you are in need we will be there for you. I feel personally indebted to WTBE for helping to make our vision of Caring Community possible. Caring Community is a process; it is our how we currently engage in helping each other and our ability to respond as future needs as they arise. While much of what we are doing now will remain in place for years to come, understanding the developing needs of our community and assessing if we can be effective in helping members will be an ongoing process. We hope that our entire congregation feels connected to Caring Community. We need your help and we need your leadership. ~Rabbi Josh Whinston
Jewish Meditation Workshop Saturday, November 18 | 1-3 pm | TBE Chapel Judy Freedman is offering quarterly workshops to help enhance and advance meditation practice. Join us for the first workshop! People with all levels of experience are welcome, including beginners. Guidance will be provided.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the AARTY Food Drive for the High Holy Days! We raised $9,715 and 4,010 lbs. in food donations for Food Gathererâ€™s.
Cantor Hayut Friends, We have just entered the month of November, the month of Thanksgiving. After all of the natural disasters in the past weeks and months, it may be hard for some of us to count our blessings, especially if we have loved ones who were impacted by the disasters.
I recall thinking after the hurricanes to the south, the wildfires to the west, and several severe earthquakes in Mexico, that the words “Who by fire, who by water…” seemed more poignant and immediate. For many years, that text was an abstract concept for me. After this Yom Kippur, however, it felt terribly real, tangible, and painful. For me, it was the first time since 9/11 that these words jumped off the page.
On top of that, we have hit a new political era after the 2016 elections. The barrage of challenging and disturbing news has been overwhelming. It is almost impossible to keep up with the latest twitter spat, name calling episodes, and potential international crises. I worry that with all that we are confronting, natural and human-made, we will become fatigued. Sometimes, I just want to curl up and close the world out, turn off the news and tune out the daily barrage of ills that are becoming too great for me to bear. It is difficult to stay motivated to move forward, to speak up and speak out, when at each turn there is a new disaster awaiting and no real solution in sight. That is what I am trying to fight against in myself. I do not want empathy or to advocate fatigue. I have a feeling that I am not alone, even if I am feeling lonely in this fight. So, I am grateful for the month of Thanksgiving. I am grateful that when I most need a reminder to share my good fortune and uphold the values that I, and we as a community, hold dearest, I am getting a little boost from our American holiday calendar. When our b’nai mitzvah students read from the Torah for the first time, we say the Shehecheyanu together. I remind our emerging young adults that we are thankful for life because we truly understand that each and every human being is a miracle, and the mere fact that we are here is quite astounding. And, I remind them that we should not take the gift of being sustained for granted. There are so many people, both in our local community and around the world, who do not have the comfort of sustenance on a regular basis. We acknowledge that each day is a gift and a miracle, and we are so blessed to be able to do the things that we do, especially in what may seem to be an ordinary moment. I am hopeful that each of us is able to take some time, whether on Thanksgiving or any other day, to marvel at the miracles and gifts of our lives. With that sense of awe and appreciation, I hope we are able to renew our resolve to work for not only for ourselves, but also for those who are struggling and lacking. May this Thanksgiving be an opportunity for each of us. To rephrase and excerpt from one of my favorite readings in Mishkan T’fillah (pg. 173, poem by Mitchell Salem Fisher):
Disturb us, O God, and vex us; let not Your Shabbatot and this season of Thanksgiving be a time of torpor and slumber; let it be a time to be stirred and spurred to action!
I wish that each of you has much to be thankful for, now and always, and that you are able to take the time to count your blessings as you are stirred and spurred to action! ~Cantor Regina Hayut Genesis Gemini Concert Tuesday, November 14 | 6:15 pm | TBE
Book Talk: Love & Loss Across Generations Sunday, November 12 | 4-6 pm | TBE Chapel
Join TBE and St. Clare’s for a Tasty Tuesday Together dinner and musical performance by Gemini. Gemini writes and plays acoustic music for children and families, celebrating the fun, warmth, and humor of family life.
Author Peter Szabo will read from Finding Maria, a memoir that tells the story of his relationship with his grandmother in the 1990s, her early life in Hungary before and after the Holocaust, and her escape from Hungary to the U.S.
Contact Cantor Hayut, cantorhayut@ templebethemeth.org, with questions.
Coffee & cake following the talk.
Rabbi Daniel Alter
Hello TBE Families! The Terri A. Ginsburg Religious and Hebrew School had a busy month in October! We celebrated Sukkot and Simchat Torah, our 7th graders volunteered at Food Gatherers, our 9th graders visited the Holocaust Memorial Center, we hosted a cohort of Israeli teens, we experienced snapshots of 6 Points Academy Jewish summer camp experiences, we kicked off our Soctober Sock Drive, we consecrated our 1st graders into our community of learners, and we welcomed a new Hebrew school teacher. All this in addition to our regularly scheduled programming! Like I said, we have been busy.
Rabbi Daniel Alter
Even in all this bustling, I find it important to make time for Torah lishma, learning for its own sake. In my chevruta study of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s God in Search of Man, I discovered a pearl of wisdom from Rabbi Heschel that I wish to share with all of you: This is one of the goals of the Jewish way of living: to experience commonplace deeds as spiritual adventures, to feel the hidden love and wisdom in all things. I am blown away by the beauty of this statement, by its grandeur, by its potential. I am inspired to ask: how we can elevate our Jewish educational programs from everyday, commonplace experiences to the lofty realm of the spiritual? How can we enable our kids and our teens to experience what Heschel called radical amazement? How can we make every single Religious or Hebrew school session feel like an adventure? Heschel teaches that we discover radical amazement through humility and gratitude, through “a will to wonder,” by standing witness to the vast connectedness of the world around us. For too many adults, their ability to feel radical amazement has atrophied from disuse. Our children, though, accomplish this with such ease. Every day can be a new adventure for them, if we encourage them to hone this skill, if we help nurture the playfulness in each of them. Put another way, as another great sage once taught, “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” That sage? Jedi Master Yoda. B’shalom, ~Rabbi Daniel Alter
4th Grade Havdallah Saturday, November 18 | 4:30 pm
3rd Grade Family Naming Program Saturday, December 2 | 10:45 am
Congratulations to Clare Kinberg on her publication! Our librarian, Clare Kinberg, has had a featured article published in the online magazine, Tablet, a very wellregarded Jewish publication. Her article, My American Bundism, is an extraordinary examination of an aspect of recent Jewish history that is largely ignored today. Read her article online here: http://www.tabletmag.com/ jewish-news-and-politics/246043/my-american-bundism.
President’s Post President’s Post Continued
I noticed the leaves tumbling off the trees as I was driving to church this past Sunday morning... Yep, church—going to hear Rabbi Josh, of course! This past weekend was the pulpit switch with Reverend Rhodenhiser and Rabbi Whinston. It has been a difficult year for our partner, St. Clare’s, and I think this switch came at a good time in their healing process. As Rabbi Whinston so beautifully communicated, when our partner is hurting, we hurt too. I don’t know what the next steps are in their reconciliation process, but Reverend Gutsell, the assistant Rector, will be leaving St. Clare’s, while Reverend Rhodenhiser has returned. We hope the St. Clare’s community will heal and grow from all of this, and that our partnership will be a source of strength to them. To that end, the Board will be tackling a couple of important issues this month. First is to address some issues in the Equity Agreement that need to be clarified. TBE currently pays a greater proportion of our Genesis Administrator’s salary, proportional to our building use. This would make sense except it’s not clear that the majority of his time is spent on TBE tasks versus regular building Ketl Freedman-Doan maintenance, and he does not work on Friday and Saturday, which are our busiest days. Our first task with this issue is to have Mike do a time analysis of the amount of time he spends on Genesis/building, TBE, and STC chores. Once we have this data, we can make a more informed decision about equity in his pay. The other Equity Agreement issue is when to “charge” events to TBE or STC. When outside groups like Jewish Family Services or Hebrew Day School want to use our building for an event, does this get charged as a TBE event? The answer is, “sometimes.” When JFS hosts a community event to help support refugees, this should not be charged to TBE. Nevertheless, when Hebrew Day School wants to do a recruitment for their school with TBE parents, then it should be charged to us. This issue has been addressed by the Genesis Board, and we think we are pretty clear on how to handle groups moving forward. The ad hoc committee to address the Genesis By-Laws has been meeting over the last month. In the past, opening the by-laws was fraught with tension, and, in the end, no by-laws were changed. Using the guiding principles provided by the Bridge Committee and following their guidelines to ONLY address one or two articles at a time, the ad hoc committee has begun to address changes to Articles VII and VIII (Article V also had to be amended to include information relevant to Article VII). In a nutshell, Article VII deals with how Genesis resolves disputes. Now that we have the Bridge Committee, we wanted to put this body in place of the Interfaith Resolution Committee. The Bridge Committee is currently an ad hoc committee of Genesis, but the by-law changes would make it a more permanent sub-committee (outlined in Article V). Its purpose is to provide guiding principles and make recommendations to the Genesis Board about how to resolve disputes; it is NOT a decision-making body. Article VIII deals with the process of how the Genesis corporation would move to dissolution. The current by-laws do not equitably address this dissolution. Thanks to Rich Friedman, Margaret Hannon, and other legal experts from TBE and STC, we have developed a much better plan that secures a more equal distribution of the property should either congregation become insolvent or decide to leave the partnership. I highlight these issues because they must be approved by the Vestry and the TBE Board. This month, both boards are reviewing what the committee has done so far and are looking at recommended changes. These will be sent back to the by-laws committee for further revision and then sent back to the boards for final approval. One other issue of note, TBE and STC are participating in a research project. Paul Numrich, a Professor for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, has received a grant from the Louisville Institute to study space-sharing principles for religious organizations and groups. Dr. Numrich had heard about Genesis and reached out to me and others to see if we are willing to participate. He is particularly interested in how space can be used efficiently and effectively in religious institutions. Participation includes interviewing leadership, talking with congregants, and coming to services. He will be here beginning November 16-21. We will be sure to introduce him during services. Have a good Thanksgiving break! ~Ketl Freedman-Doan
Save the Date R&R Chanukah Party Saturday, December 16 | 6:30 pm Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. If you are over 50, like to party, eat and celebrate Chanukah—come to our annual potluck! Bring a dish to pass, $5, and a gift to exchange (white elephants included!!) RSVP stating dish type to Miriam Shaw, email@example.com or 734-996-8106.
WTBE Gift Shop Looking for a special item? We have the best prices & can save you the cost of shipping! Mondays | 4-6 pm Wednesdays | 4-6 pm Fridays | 6:30-7:30 pm 4th Friday (Shabbat Achat) | 5:30-6:30 pm Call Amy Paberzs, 668-6842 or 417-5312 to make an appointment.
Please Celebrate our B’nai Mitzvah With Us! Saturday mornings at the 10 am service. Tavyn Likosky Saturday, November 11 My name is Tavyn Likosky. I am in 7th grade at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. I live with my mom, dad, and sister, Brenna. During my free time, I read and play the piano, but most of all, I love to play sports. For my mitzvah project, this summer I helped out at a kids camp at my school.
Membership Mazel Tov: Tavyn Likosky on his Bar Mitzvah, November 11. Jackson Goldberg on his Bar Mitzvah, November 11. New Members: Jack & Cathy Marshall Robert & Enid Zimmerman Dennis Lyu & Rachel Zemans Alon & Jennifer Weizer Condolences to: Lori Shepard on the death of her father, Joseph Mazza, September 29. Susan Schreiber on the death of her father, David Felbeck, October 4. David Barnett on the death of his father, William Barnett, October 7.
Rotating Shelter Monday, November 20-Monday, November 27 Why Not Make this Thanksgiving a Mitzvah Time? Be part of the Rotating Shelter volunteer corps to help house the homeless Thanksgiving Week, November 20 through November 27. Members of TBE, St. Clare’s and Blue Ocean Faith will volunteer to drive up to 25 men to and from Delonis Shelter to TBE, provide dinner and snacks and host by staying the evening and sleeping over in a separate room. Go to the sign up link and read descriptions of the various jobs. Sign up for all that interests you. Visit: http://signup.com/go/PU1Lo7. Contact Miriam Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 734-657-6538 or Deb Schild, email@example.com, 734-476-5741 for more information. Make this a special Thanksgiving for all!
Families with Young Children
Families with Young Children (FYC): Tot Shabbat Service Fridays, November 3, 10 & 17 | 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner | 6:15 pm | Shira Service | 6:45 pm | Popsicle Oneg 7:15 pm Families with children ages 0-5 years, come sing all of your favorite Shabbat songs with Cantor Hayut and Rabbi Whinston, march with the Torah, and enjoy a short story, too! 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. Shabbat Achat Friday, November 24 | Shabbat Achat Dinner | 6 pm | Shabbat Achat Service | 6:30 pm Instead of a separate tot Shabbat and a traditional service, there is one Shabbat service called Shabbat Achat—one community shabbat. There is music from our temple band and extra space on our sanctuary floor for people to move around, to have more of a physical prayer experience and get their bodies involved. The hour-long service is upbeat and lots of fun! Step Up Shabbat Fridays, November 3, 10 & 17 | 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner | 6:15 pm | Shira Service | 6:45 pm | Popsicle Oneg 7:15 pm TBE’s new Shabbat experience for children in first through fifth grades that will take place parallel to Tot Shabbat. Rotating services led by Rabbi Josh Whinston, Cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut and Rabbi Daniel Alter.
Learnings & Teachings Weekly Lunch and Learn Fridays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24 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. Women’s Torah Study Monday, November 27 7-8:30 pm | Adult Lounge Please join us for in-depth study and lively discussion of the week’s Torah portion led by Cantor Regina Hayut. The group will explore various passages from the portion looking at several translations and commentaries from a variety of scholars from Talmudic times to the modern day. No Hebrew knowledge necessary to participate in the discussion. For questions, contact Cantor Regina Hayut at cantorhayut@ templebethemeth.org. WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group Monday, November 13 | 12:30-2 pm Join us in the TBE library each month to discuss each book. Registration is not required. Email Molly Lindner, burnham@ umich.edu, with questions and to find out the books we will be reading this year! Chapel Service Saturday, November 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 10 am | TBE Join us for our weekly Saturday Shabbat service. Led by Rabbi Whinston. Weekly Torah Study Saturdays, November 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 8:50 am Join Rabbi Whinston to look at Parashat ha-Shavua, the weekly Torah portion.
Spirituality Book Club 2017-18 Tuesday, November 14| 7:30 pm Thursday, November 16 | 12:45 pm Led by Annie Rose, TBE’s cantor emerita. Please join us for the new season of TBE’s Spirituality Book Club! This year we will be reading six books over the course of nine months. Please feel free to come to our Tuesday night sessions or our Thursday afternoon sessions. Email Cantor Annie Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult Ed: Aleph Doesn’t Have to Be Tough A 3-Part Series Led by Cantor Hayut Sundays, November 5, 12 & 19 | 4:30-5:30 pm TBE Adult Lounge Part 1: Adult Hebrew - Weekly starting October 8 While each course builds on the previous one, these are meant to be stand alone sessions. For questions and to register, contact Cantor Hayut, cantorhayut@ templebethemeth.org. Mourning & Mitzvah: Support & Study Group Thursdays, November 2 & 9 | 7:30 pm We recommend the 5-session class to those who have lost a loved one recently or in years past and those who would like to learn more about Jewish mourning practice. Email Cantor Emerita Annie Rose, email@example.com. God in the Box Wednesdays, November 1 & 8 | 1:30 pm Led by Rabbi Josh Whinston. What do you believe about God? God In The Box is a fascinating documentary and is sure to elicit feelings in all who attend. After screening the film and debreifing, we will explore Jewish concepts of God and our own understanding of the nature of God. Caregiver Support Group Sundays, November 19 & December 17 | 4 pm | TBE Being a care-giver for a family member or friend has its own unique stressors. Sharing issues, insights, and helpful information with others in a supportive group can make this experience easier to manage. To sign up, email Cantor Emerita Annie Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2017 Sunday
Coming in December....
1 pm Mahj (Offsite) 1:30 pm God in the Box 4:30 pm Hebrew School 6:45 pm Keshet 7:30 pm TBE Board Mtg.
Friday, December 15 | TBE’s Annual Chanukah Service & Brotherhood’s Latke Dinner Saturday, December 16 | R&R Chanukah Party Monday, December 25 | Annual TBE Movie Event
4:30 pm Adult Hebrew 5 pm 8th Grade New York Trip Parent Meeting 5 pm Shir Chadash 6 pm Religious School 6 pm Rishonim & Kadima Parent Advisory Mtg. 6:15 pm Kol Halev Rehearsal
2 pm Caring Community Cooks 4 pm Peter Szabo Book Event 4:30 pm Adult Hebrew 5 pm Shir Chadash 6 pm Religious School 6:15 pm Kol Halev Rehearsal
19 1 pm Rishonim & Kadima Bowling Event (Offsite) 4 pm Caregiver Support Group 4:30 pm Adult Hebrew 5 pm Shir Chadash 6 pm Religious School 6:15 pm Kol Halev Rehearsal
Rotating Shelter Week Ends
2 pm WTBE Dinner for Rotating Shelter 6:15 pm Kol Halev Rehearsal
4:30 pm Hebrew School 6 pm Keshet 7 pm WTBE Fiber Arts (Westgate Library)
12:30 pm WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group 4:30 pm Hebrew School 6 pm Keshet 7 pm Women’s Torah Study **Last day for AARTY Pie Sale Orders**
1 pm Mahj (Offsite) 4:30 pm Hebrew School 6:45 pm Keshet 7:30 pm Pulpit Committee Mtg. 7:30 pm Membership Committee Mtg.
Rotating Shelter Week | November 20-November 27
6 pm Keshet 7 pm Social Action Committee Mtg. 7 pm WTBE Fiber Arts (Westgate Library) 7:30 pm Mizmoret Rehearsal
12:30 pm WTBE Monthly Luncheon (Offsite) 6:15 pm Gemini Family Concert 7:30 pm Kol Halev Rehearsal 7:30 pm Spirituality Book Club
1:30 pm God in the Box 4:30 pm Hebrew School 6:45 pm Keshet
4:30 pm Hebrew School 5:30 pm Sanctuary Congregation Mtg. 6 pm Keshet 7 pm Women’s Torah Study
TBE Family Camping Trip
5 pm AARTY Pie Sale Pick-Up 7:15 pm Brotherhood Board Mtg.
7:30 pm Religious Ed Committee
5 pm AARTY Pie Sale Pick-Up 7 pm Erev Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
4:30 pm Hebrew School 6:45 pm Keshet 7:30 pm Executive Committee Mtg.
Noon Yin Embodied Meditation 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 7 pm History of Synogogues in MI 7:30 pm Mourning & Mitzvah
1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 7:30 pm Mourning & Mitzvah 7:30 pm WTBE Board Mtg. 7:30 pm Kol Halev Note Learning
Noon Spirituality Book Club Noon Yin Embodied Meditation 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 6 pm Brotherhood Guys’ Night Out (Offsite) 7:30 pm WTBE Board Mtg. 8 pm Mizmoret Rehearsal
Noon Lunch & Learn 4 pm Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service | Birthday Anniversary Blessings
Noon Lunch & Learn 4 pm Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service
Noon Lunch & Learn 4 pm Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat 5:45 pm Step Up Shabbat 6:15 pm Tot Shabbat Dinner 6:45 pm Shira 7:30 pm Shabbat Service | New Member & Double Chai
Rotating Shelter Week | November 20-November 27
TBE Office Closed
Noon Yin Embodied Meditation 1 pm Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit 7:30 pm Men’s Torah Study
TBE Office Closed 4 pm Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever 6 pm Shabbat Achat Dinner 6:30 pm Shabbat Achat Service
AARTY... Ann Arbor Temple Youth BRHD..... Brotherhood MSSC..... Middle School Shir Chadash HSSC...... High School Shir Chadash RR............ Renaissance & Ruach SAC......... Social Action Committee TNT......... Twenties & Thirties KH........... Kol Halev, adult choir YC .......... Youth Choir
8:30 am Religious School 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service 10:45 am Religious School 11 am 9th Grade Madrichim Training 11:30 am Social Action Community Conversation
8:30 am Religious School 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am B’nai Mitzvah: Tavyn Likosky & Jackson Goldberg 10:45 am Religious School 10:45 am Preschool 3 11 am 9th Grade Madrichim Training Noon Food Gatherer’s Community Kitchen 6 pm Family Movie Night WTBE
8:30 am Religious School 8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service 10:45 am Religious School 10:45 am Baby Shabbat 1 pm Meditation Workshop 4:30 pm 4th Grade Havdallah Service
8:50 am Torah Study 10 am Chapel Service
Social Action Community Conversations Saturdays 11:30-12:30 pm | TBE Adult Lounge Saturday, November 4: Immigration 101 presented by Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), Ann Arbor. Social Action Board Meetings Mondays | 7-9 pm 2017: November 20 2018: January 15, March 19, May 15 & Retreat June 10
Shoshana Mandel Warner Chair, Interfaith Efforts, Affordable Housing Advocacy Shoshana Mandel Warner Vice President, Religious School liaison, Youth Advocate Abbie Egherman Food Gatherers Community Kitchen at Delonis Coordinator Yuni Aaron
Sanctuary Updates: The Social Action Committee is pleased to announce that we are moving forward with Saint Claire’s to explore Sanctuary together. This is in addition to our own exploration, which includes Saturday conversations. STC has similarly adopted an intention to participate with Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary (WCS), and to educate their congregation. For us to move forward in a greater capacity toward declaring ourselves a sanctuary congregation, we must partner with STC and continue to educate and advocate together. Although we may decide to offer our supplemental support on our own, to be a hosting congregation we must arrive at this decision together. For our first event, please join us on Wednesday, November 29, in our Social Hall from 5:30-8 pm when we will co-host a meal and educational presentation by Maryanne Perrone from Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary entitled “What is Sanctuary.”
Poverty and International Debt Relief Efforts Susan Beckett
Please join us for a meal and fellowship from 5:30-6:30 pm and presentation to follow. The meal is free, although donations will be accepted!
Israel peace initiatives, Hand in Hand Schools liaisons Irene Butter Helena Robinovitz
If you are interested in participating in the joint committee, please contact Shoshana Mandel Warner at email@example.com.
Archivist, Communications Ed Davidson Back Door Food Pantry Co-Coordinator Ellie Davidson
Back Door Food Pantry Thank you all very much for selecting BDFP to receive your AARTY/Yom Kippur financial donations this year. As many of you know we depend on TBE members’ contributions to help cover our share of out-of- pocket expenses for the vast amount non-perishable and perishable food we purchase from Food Gatherers to help feed an average of 125 patron families each week.
Co-Genesis Faith and Food Garden Coordinator, Secretary Lisa Perschke
Some items in great demand that we cannot purchase from FG include non-dairy milk, dried beans, cream of mushroom soup, nutritious snacks, coffee and tea, baking ingredients and condiments. We always need donations of all sizes of [unopened] personal hygiene items including soap, body lotions, shampoo and conditioner, dental products and deodorant, products distributed weekly to our patrons who cannot purchase these items with food stamps. Please also consider donating your extra 2018 calendars . You may put non-perishable donations in the BDFP barrels in the coat room near the gift shop.
Rotating Shelter Coordinator Deb Schild
Thank you for your generosity. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about volunteering.
SAC Shabbat & Treasurer Simone Yehuda
Volunteering at Food Gatherers’ Community Kitchen at the Delonis Center Food Gatherers Community Kitchen at the Delonis Center Volunteers needed two different dates per month. Ten volunteers covering two shifts to prepare and serve food. First Mondays of the month, 3-5 pm or 5-7 pm.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) at Alpha House coordinator Kelly Parent
Contact Bette Cotzin, 663-4817, email@example.com. 2nd Saturdays Volunteering at Food Gatherers’ TBE has an ongoing commitment to cook and serve every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Food Gatherers’ 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. Email Yuni Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the volunteer list.
Sparks of Our Flame - Women of TBE
Family Movie Night, Sponsored by WTBE Saturday, November 11 | Doors open and snacking between 6-7 pm | Movie starts at 7 pm Donations from the movies will benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley and WTBE. For kids and the young at heart, we will be showing Babe (rated G). Children’s snacks include pizza, popcorn and drinks. Children will be supervised. For adults, we will be showing Megan Leavey (rated PG 13). Adult snacks include horsd’oeuvres, popcorn, soft and adult beverages. Suggested Donations: $30 per family of up to 4, and $15 per individual. RSVP to Carol Milstein, email@example.com.
President Noreen DeYoung VP Administration Trina Fuller VP Membership Ronnie Shapiro VP Programming Carol Milstein VP Fundraising & Social Action Yuni Aaron Treasurer Stephanie Newell Recording Secretary Tina Bissell
WTBE Caring Collection | November 1 through November 30 WTBE is partnering with local, national, and global organizations, collecting various items for those less fortunate in our community, nation, and world. Our partner for the month of November is The Humane Society of Huron Valley. We will be collecting pet food, clean towels and blankets. For a full list of donation needs, please visit: www.hshv.org. WTBE is Cooking! Sunday, November 26 | 2 pm WTBE is preparing dinner for our Rotating Shelter guests! If you would like to shop, help prepare the meal, or make a financia contribution, please contact Trina Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-975-1249. WTBE Monthly Luncheon Tuesday, November 14 | 12:30 pm Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross St. Ypsilanti, MI, 48198 Let’s have lunch in Depot Town! Contact Eva Taylor, email@example.com, or 734-995-5700 to reserve your place at the table or for ride information! WTBE Fiber Arts Group Mondays, November 6 & 20 | 7:30 pm | Westgate Library Everyone is invited to join the WTBE Fiber Arts group. Whatever your interest is, come and join us for a relaxing evening of schmoozing and creating! All are welcome, beginners to experts. If you are not sure what to make, we have some project ideas and materials to help you out. As a group, we will be knitting hats for cancer patients that can be completed successfully as a beginner. For more information, contact Martha Weintraub, firstname.lastname@example.org. WTBE Historical Novel Reading Group Monday, November 13 | 12:30-2 pm | TBE Library We meet the second Monday of every month! The writers, settings and styles of the novels vary widely. For a full list of this year’s books, with descriptions, contact Molly Lindner, email@example.com, or Pat McCune, firstname.lastname@example.org. This month we will be reading Pope, Dudley, Ramage & the Saracens (Lord Ramage #17) 2002.
Yes! I want to join the WTBE and share in the mitzvah of helping my community.
Name_____________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ Phone________________ Email_ ______________________________ Please return this form with a check for $108, $72, $54 or $45 to the TBE office. $25 of each member’s dues support WRJ on the District and National levels. The higher amounts allow for more community participation and support. Please make your check payable to “Women of TBE” and mail to TBE, Attention: Women of TBE Membership.
Questions? Ronnie Shapiro, email@example.com.
Sparks of Our Flame - Brotherhood
October was a busy month for Brotherhood. We had two major events, Sukkot Service and Dinner, and the Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi concert. Both events were a success! Sukkot Service and Dinner was held on the evening of October 5, in the Sukkah and Social Hall. We had about 19 guys and one gal participate. Dinner was wonderful with two vegetable soups and a Tunisian green herb and vegetable couscous with apple cinnamon pound cake. Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi were great! About 60 people attended the concert. The musicians of Hot Pstromi are highly talented, and use improvisation to fuse klezmer and the music of the ROM (gypsy) with notes of jazz. President Bill Parkus firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Larry Yonovitz email@example.com Marty Ludington firstname.lastname@example.org
Events coming up Brotherhood Guys’ Night Out Thursday, November 16 | 6 pm | Gourmet Garden Join us for our monthly Guys’ Night out! Brotherhood Latke Dinner Friday, December 16 | 6 pm This is Brotherhood’s main fundraising event, featuring real Latkes, hotdogs, coleslaw and homemade apple sauce. We look forward to serving the congregation during the holidays! Hag Sameach!
Secretary Ralph Katz email@example.com Richard Corson richardcorson@ sbcglobal.net Jack Zaientz firstname.lastname@example.org Website tbebrotherhood.weebly. com/
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 email@example.com.
Temple Beth Emeth Attn: Brotherhood, 2309 Packard St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Mourning & Mitzvah: Support & Study Group | Thursdays, November 2 & 9 | 7:30 pm Led by Cantor Emerita Annie Rose We recommend the 5-session class to those who have lost a loved one recently or in years past, those who would like to learn more about Jewish mourning practice, even to those who have taken the class before and want to revisit the topic. Email Cantor Emerita Annie Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. God in the Box | Wednesdays, November 1 & 8 | 1:30 pm Led by Rabbi Josh Whinston What do you believe about God? How did you come to those beliefs? What does Judaism say about God? God In The Box is a fascinating documentary and is sure to elicit feelings in all who attend. After screening the film and debreifing, we will explore Jewish concepts of God and our own understanding of the nature of God. Caregiver Support Group Sundays, November 19 & December 17 | 4 pm | TBE Being a care-giver for a family member or friend has its own unique stressors. Sharing issues, insights, and helpful information with others in a supportive group can make this experience easier to manage. To sign up, email Cantor Emerita Annie Rose, email@example.com.
Spirituality & Wellness Jewish Karate/Shalom Gever | Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Fridays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more registration information. Weekly Yin Embodied Jewish Meditation Thursdays, November 2, 16 & 30 | Noon | 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, email@example.com with questions. Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 30 | 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 Ngo. SooJi Min is TBE’s executive director. She completed a 16-month, mindfulness, teacher-training program sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project. Judy Freedman attended a three-year training in Jewish Meditation sponsored by the Philips Foundation at Chochmat ha Lev. Quyen 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, 734-665-4744.
TBE Cemetery Rabbi Whinston and Cantor Hayut led a dedication service of TBE’s new cemetery section at Washtenong Memorial Park attended by about 25 congregants. Washtenong is located a few minutes north of downtown Ann Arbor on Whitmore Lake Rd. For complete information on advanced purchase of burial space at Washtenong or to purchase from TBE by mail or to arrange a visit with a Cemetery Committee member please go to the “About Us” tab on the TBE website and click on the “Cemetery” link.
14 Barbara F. Heilveil Campership Fund Ronnie Shapiro Edward Stein & Pat McCune BDFP Faith & Food Garden In appreciation of Natalie & Roger Palay, from Karen & Arthur Lindenberg. In loving memory of Mary Schroer, from Nataly & Roger Palay. Cantor’s Discretionary Fund With gratitude for the support of Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut and TBE staff as our daughter, Eve Kaplan, prepared for her bat mitzvah, from Helen & Noah Kaplan. With thanks to Cantor Regina for her support during the devastating time for our family, from Scott & Julie Halpert. Caring Community Fund In honor of Howie Saulles, from Ronnie Shapiro. General Fund Ned Kirsch & Paula Hiller In memory of Joseph Mazza, father of Lori Shepard, from Ronnie Shapiro. In memory of Derek Solomon, brother of Hugh Solomon and brother-in law of Anne Solomon, from Marcy & Tom Waldinger. In memory of Alice Braunstein Frank, from Annette Fisch. With thanks for the meaningful Yizkor service, from Jayne Reiss. In memory of Mary Newell, from Stephanie Newell.
In honor of our granddaughter, Jaden Boster, and in appreciation of Rabbi Whinston’s and Cantor Lambert-Hayut’s kindness, inspiration and support during Jaden’s journey. From Chuck & Karen Boster. Music Fund In memory of Helen Eisenberg, mother of Debbie Merion, from Marcy & Tom Waldinger. Music & Spirituality Endowment David & Shana Barnett Oneg Fund Allen Menlo Brian & Judith Ashin Edward Stein & Pat McCune Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund With gratitude for the support of Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut and TBE staff as our daughter, Eve Kaplan, prepared for her bat mitzvah, from Helen & Noah Kaplan. Jerry & Debra Rosenberg Thank you for Saturday Torah study, from Ned Kirsch & Paula Hiller. With thanks for streaming your inspiring Rosh Hashanah services, from Trudy Wasserman. With thanks to Rabbi Whinston for his support during the devastating time for our family, from Scott & Julie Halpert. George & Jane Bornstein For great services, great sermons, and great children, from Lawrence & Dinah Raful. Ed & Hanneke Bonnewit
In honor of Rabbi Whinston’s time & support for helping us navigate this past year without our Dad, Dan Teitelbaum. From Milinda, Hannah, Abigail & Rachel Teitelbaum. David & Shana Barnett In honor of Zadie Lempert’s baby naming, from Rhoda Lempert. In honor of Zadie Lempert’s baby naming, from Michael Lempert & Yasmin Moll. Religious Education Fund In appreciation of Michael Hess for the technology that he developed and maintained so that TBE school was always up to date or ahead of the curve! From Terri Ginsburg. Social Action Fund With gratitude for the support of Rabbi Whinston, Cantor Hayut and TBE staff as our daughter, Eve Kaplan, prepared for her bat mitzvah, from Helen & Noah Kaplan. High Holy Days Donations Back Door Food Pantry | AARTY YK Drive Robert & Joan Ravin Paul & Judy Freedman Julio Borquez & Merle Feldbaum Marc Kessler Charles & Melissa Simon Richard & Lesley Hume Benjamin & Durga Singer Bruce Kutinsky Ed & Hanneke Bonnewit John Swerdlow & Pamela Harnick Jay Winkler Michael DiPietro & Alice Fishman Joel & Joan Levitt Fred & Rebecca Hankin Barry Fishman & Teresa McMahon
Contribution Form—TBE Donations
Please find enclosed $________ as a donation to the ________________ _____________________________________________________________ Fund in honor/memory of_______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ TBE Funds: Adult Education, Building, Cantor’s Discretionary, Caring Community, Flower, L’dor 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.
Brian & Judith Ashin Gary & Harriet Charson Ira Fisher Ronald & Marianne Aaron Ann Mark Annette Fisch Brent & Valerie Carey Howard & Janis Morris Patricia West Evan & Rosemary Mirsky Jerold & Judie Lax Arthur & Karen Lindenberg Steven & Joyce Hamel Richard & Marla Goldstein Alan & Bette Cotzin Barry & Stephanie Levin Harvey & Susan Kutinsky Bruce & Gayle Moyer George & Sally Brieloff James Hallock & Cilla Tomas Larry & Sherry Friedlander Brian & Naomi Zikmund-Fisher Ellen Offen Andrew & Karen Brenner Phillip & Julie Barr Corey & Terese Bertcher Roger & Nancy Hitchcock Jonathan Rubin & Gretta Spier John & Susan Beckett Edward & Mona Goldman Jan & Sassa Akervall Scott & Julie Halpert Gary & Rachel Glick Betsy Yvonne Mark Greg & Toby Lewis Roderick & Robin Little Steven & Kathy Rhodes Tamas & Eszter Gombosi HHD Flower Fund Daniel & Lynn Heumann Brian & Judith Ashin General HHD Donations Howard & Sally Lonn James & Trina Fuller Deb Odom Stern Yizkor Book Len & Leslee Meltzer Gilbert Omenn & Martha Darling James & Trina Fuller
Please send acknowledgement to: Name_ ____________________________ Address____________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Donor’s Name __________________________________ Address____________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________
Yahrzeits November 3 & 4 Eugen Bach Edward Bernstein Margaret Callow Rose Cole Louis Goldman Phillip Gross Jerry Jerome Jennie Juster Rebecca Kaplan Ana Lindenberg George Lonn Donald Mahler Clara Margolis Isabel Markowitz Marvin Markowitz Samuel Matlin Barbara Mazel Joseph Mendlovits Jack Miller Isidore Oberman Sanford Oif Nichole Pratt Gertrude Resnik Isadore Robinovitz Stanley Rosengarten Betty Seeman Rose Shain Yut Sokolove Myer Taylor Bonnie Weil Jo-Anne Weissbart Adelle Zimmer Lester Zimmerman
November 10 & 11 Sam Ariew Lester Brower Harry Cassel Sol Fisher Irving Flumenbaum Harry Freedland Lily Gerberg Robert Gladstone William Glassner Sanford Izenson Howard Klivans Rochelle Kostant Lena Kutner Tom LeSueur Herbert Levitt Clare Lindner Jennie Lipson Mildred Lurraine Martin Malter Ruth Marks Yetta Pollack Toby Ravin Scott Rosen Sam Sarver George Schatel George Schreiber Elsie Solomon Irving Steinberg Margey Steiner Karen Stiefel James Walsh Beatrice Weinstein
November 17 & 18 William Adler Samuel Barenbaum Patricia Bernstein Beth Callow Max Cohen Gene Cohen Annie Bessie Cohen Maria Fabian Rose Frank Bella Freedland Marjorie Gorbagy Abe Greenstone Seymour Greenstone Tessie Horowitz Martin Katz Maryhelen Kestenbaum Blanka Klinger Muriel Kulwin Hyman Lapedis Leonard Leftwich Ruth Milch Samuel Miller Dorothy Rogers Louis Rosengarten David Savishinsky Bernard Segall Miriam Shapiro Helen Shapiro Morris Smith Morris Solomon Aaron Taylor
November 24 & 25 Benjamin Bagdade Mollie Bagdade Walter Bagdade Abraham Berman Max Casper Eli Friend Sol Goldstein Maurice Gorbagy Pinchas Gurfinkel Lilyun Halper Judy Heyman Joseph Hume Sylvia Kessler Jack Klinger Nathan Lieberman Louis Michaels Harry Miller Herman Miller Esther Scheffer Oscar Schwartz William Seeman Julia Segall-Derfler Hubert Sidlow Sylvia Smith Evelyn Solomon Charles Stewart Dora Stolzenberg John Wallace Rita Weiner Felicia Weiss Rita Wolfe Herbert Wolfson Shirley Young Ilona Zucker
May their memories be for a blessing. Cemetery Lots | Cremation Spaces The Temple maintains burial lots and cremation spaces at Arborcrest Cemetery and Washtenong Memorial Park. Please contact any committee member to arrange a site visit or to make a purchase by phone or for any questions about the cemetery. 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
TBE Chanukah Service Friday, December 15 | 7:30 pm TBEâ€™s Staff and Resources Rabbi Josh Whinston firstname.lastname@example.org Cantor Regina S. Lambert-Hayut email@example.com Executive Director SooJi Min firstname.lastname@example.org Dir. of Education Rabbi Daniel Alter email@example.com Account Manager Amie Brockman firstname.lastname@example.org Account Administrator Victoria Gross email@example.com Communications Coordinator Nellie Stansbury firstname.lastname@example.org Religious School Coordinator Sarah Wright________swright@templebethemeth.org Youth Director Nikki Feinberg__________________nfeinberg@templebethemeth.org Saturday School Coordinator Emily Alter_________________tbeschoola2@gmail.com Library Coordinator Clare Kinberg email@example.com General Office Questions firstname.lastname@example.org Website_________________________________________www.templebethemeth.org 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 9
Rabbi Josh Whinston
VP for Social Action Abbie Egherman
Cantor Regina S. Lambert-Hayut
Treasurer Bonnie Keen
Director of Education Rabbi Daniel Alter
Secretary Elaine Yeglic
Rabbi Emeritus Robert D. Levy
Ex-officio: Immediate Past President Susan Gitterman
Cantor Emerita Ann Z. Rose Executive Director SooJi Min Officers and Board of Trustees President Ketl Freedman-Doan VP for Administration Joe Pollak VP for Development Wendy Lawrence VP for Education and Youth Steve Lonn VP for Finance Ronnie Shapiro VP for Membership Becky Hankin VP for Religious Practice Alexandria Wood
Sisterhood President Noreen DeYoung Brotherhood President Bill Parkus Members at Large Sarah Cohen Joy Ensor Rachel Glick Margaret Hannon Barry Levin Steve Lonn Dave Ostreicher Beth Pearson Deb Schild Jordan Shavit Jodi Wallo Bulletin Editor & Design Nellie Stansbury