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August 2012 • Volume 26 • Issue 8

News & Happenings from Temple Beth Tikvah

A Reform Congregation Embracing Our Jewish Tradition


Why You Should Send Your Children to Jewish Camp I write this from the “Motel Lounge” at URJ Camp Coleman. I spent the past 9 days teaching, sharing, and learning from kids of all ages. As many of you know, I am a big believer in the power of Jewish camping. Camp is a great thing. It fosters a community where kids take care of one another and reach out to others in a way that is very difficult to be recreated in other places. There is also the resiliency that they learn from being away from home for a few weeks. But then there is something so very special from what I witness at Jewish camps: the nurturing of a soul and the strengthening of an identity.

For others who want to support our kids in TBT, consider supporting our own Camp and Israel Scholarship Fund. I know for me, attending Kutz Camp when I was 15 years old had a dramatic impact on my life. It wouldn’t have happened without the support of my Education Director and synagogue community to invest in me when my mother didn’t have the resources herself. It has left an indelible impression on me and without exaggeration, the experience changed my life for the better. I hope to have as many as possible have that same experience. For more about Jewish camping, visit the Foundation for Jewish Camp at www.jewishcamp.org or to view my favorite summer camp programs, visit http://bethtikvah.com/community/religiousschool and find my list under “Religious School Documents.”

As a father, I love seeing the friendships that my daughters develop with other girls and the fun that they have. As a rabbi, I love seeing all of our kids be in a safe Jewish environment “24/7” – a place where everything is Jewish, from the chadar ochel (dining room) to the misrad (main office) to the blessings after each meal (birkat hamazon) and the Jewish values that are a part of Color War (Maccabiah games).

Rabbi Fred Greene

Imagine that for every Jewish experience we have, we get a token. The more tokens in a young person’s jar, the greater the chances that he or she will grow into an engaged, connected Jewish adult. That is what we want, isn’t it? If so then we need to embark on a plan to engage more parents in the conversation about the merits of Jewish camping and more dollars into our scholarship funds so that this investment in a Jewish future isn’t reserved for only for some. I am often asked about why is this so important to me? Why do I want our kids to go to camp? If you were to witness what I see every summer, you would understand. Our kids learn how to pray at camp, not just learn the words. The values that they learn are reinforced in their living spaces. They meet Israelis, not simply through a talk or as a guest soldier, but through ongoing meaningful connections to these young people who serve as roles models and become friends. With the pushes and pulls of our privileged society where being Jewish is something that we like and appreciate but don’t get to see it in action very often, our Jewish camp and summer programs are transformative experiences that nurture our kids souls. So whether it is our Reform movement’s Camp Coleman, our JCC’s Camp Barney, the Reform movement’s Mitzvah Corps (where kids volunteer around the country doing good), Adamah Adventures (an Atlanta-based wilderness adventure program), or our leadership training camp at Kutz Camp in New York, with a whole host of other opportunities, too… investing in our kids’ participation in Jewish summer programs is an investment in a Jewish future. So whether it is our child or grandchild, our student or member of the TBT community, sending our kids to have one these experiences is a beautiful expression of our Jewish commitment. The truth is, however, they don’t come cheap; not at all! I am happy to guide you to the right camp for your child or your family member, along with scholarship opportunities (sorry, based on real need only).

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Notes from the Cantor Cantor’s Convention 2012 In June I attended the annual convention of the American Conference of Cantor’s which emphasized the non-musical parts of being a cantor. One featured speaker was Alan Morinis of Vancouver British Columbia, the Dean of The Mussar Institute. What….. is Mussar? Mussar is a path of contemplative practices and exercises that have evolved over the past thousand years to help an individual soul to pinpoint and then to break through the barriers that surround and obstruct the flow of inner light in our lives. Mussar is a treasury of techniques and understandings that offers immensely valuable guidance for the journey of our lives. From its origins in the 10th century, Mussar was a practice of the solitary seeker, until in the 19th century it became the basis for a popular social/spiritual movement originating in Lithuania, inspired by the leadership of Rabbi Israel Salanter. I find truth in the words of our morning prayer, Elohai N’shamah, which says we were created by God with a pure soul. I also believe that we develop habits over the years that block or inhibit the truest expression of our souls. When this happens, everything we do is diminished to some extent. To learn more about Mussar I encourage you to visit the website: http://www.mussarinstitute.org HHD Choir Rehearsals begin Aug. 7 Tired of softly singing the High Holyday prayers from your seat in the congregation? Ready to belt it out a little without getting strange looks from those sitting nearby? Then – join our HHD Choir! Last year, following the High Holydays, the choir recorded our musical repertoire which will make learning the music a BREEZE for anyone who would like to join us this year. Think it over, but don’t take too long. We rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 beginning Tuesday Aug. 7. Contact me right away if you are interested at cantorkassel@bethtikvah.com. Cantor Nancy Kassel

Shalom Chaverim - ‫שלום חברים‬ This month, many of us have children going back to school -- and next month, back to religious school here at TBT. We have a vibrant, dynamic religious school where our children get to experience Jewish learning in a positive, supportive environment on a weekly basis. But why should the learning be limited to the once a week when they meet with their religious school class, or the even the academic years to which our religious school extends? As our children prepare to resume religious school next month, consider the following. All learning, and especially Jewish learning is a constant, collaborative process. When you pick your kids up from religious school each week, start a conversation then that extends throughout the week, exploring what they learned and how their Judaism informs their day-to-day life. With children (and grandchildren, nieces and nephews!) at college and older, don’t be afraid to do the same: Don’t be afraid to be the one to put the questions to them, to share with them your own thoughts or point of personal study, to bring celebrating Judaism through questioning and learning and even teaching into their lives. There is an old Jewish proverb that goes, “As you teach, you learn.” True pedagogy goes both ways -- our learning is that much richer when we take it outside of our own heads, and into the world -- and even more so when we share that interaction and that tradition with our children. As we start a new school year, let’s remember that the study of Judaism provides us with a life-long journey, and one not just limited to children. Let’s engage each other, in small, casual ways, as we figure out what our Judaism means to each of us, personally, and how we continue to create and build a community around it. And let’s all help one another in remembering that the study of Judaism is best realized when it is multidimensional. It is often through immersion with a text and discussion around it that we learn a bit of history of our people, a bit of thought of our tradition, and a bit of “why” we do what we do from a Jewish point of view. The study and the learning hopefully translates into action -- into how we engage with our world as Jews and within a Jewish context. It is that study and learning that will serve as a lantern for us in navigating the world, through our business dealings, through our social lives, and as we hopefully actively pursue Tikkun Olam, those actions that work towards repairing our world. Join a committee here at the synagogue to further our own TBT community. Help deliver a bag to a hospital so that one of our congregants knows that their synagogue family is thinking of him or her. Make a commitment to study a bit, with Rabbi Greene, Rabbi Tam or Cantor Kassel. Work on a Habitat House; participate in Relay for Life - Ruach Atlanta. And -- attend a Shabbat service to see how the Parsha of the week might “speak to you.” And when you do these things, don’t do them alone: Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your children. Train your Jewish mind to see the world through actions, and then explore their meaning by engaging in them with your community. Let’s seek to find the learning in everyday life, and pass that mindfulness along to each next generation. Shalom, Steven C. Gerson, President 3

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Religious School We are just over one month away from beginning the new religious school year. The first day of Sunday school will be September 9th. This summer has truly flown by and we have been very busy planning for the new school year. We have registered students, ordered books and classroom supplies, planned special activities and our teachers have worked on lesson planning along with other aspects of preparing for the beginning of school. We are all eager to see the students and begin an exciting new school year. Registration forms for the 2012-2013 school year are still being submitted to the religious school office. We have about 85% of our previous students already registered. Thank you to those families who have sent your registration forms and tuition in thus far. Getting your forms in early helps us immensely in the planning process. If you have not sent your registration form and tuition to the office, please do so promptly. This is the only way we can make sure your child will be placed in his/her appropriate class. Open House for Pre K – 3rd grade will take place on Sunday, September 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Open house for 4th – 7th grade will take place on Sunday, September 30th also at 9:30 a.m. A note to our parents of post B’nai Mitzvah age children (8th through 12th), please remember to enroll your child in our Kesher, Confirmation and Kivunim programs. These programs are a continuation of your child’s Jewish education after their seventh grade year. The forms are available on our website (www.bethtikvah.com). Your post B’nai Mitzvah children are also eligible to become Madrichim (Teacher Aides) this year. If they are interested please call the religious school office at 770-642-4168 to discuss. Have a wonderful and relaxing August. We are looking forward to seeing all of our student's smiling faces in September. Shalom Hassia Levin

Early Childhood Education Center The summer has come and gone and once again the halls of the Early Childhood Education Center are quiet…but only for a moment! Camp went off without a hitch, as our children participated in various activities, including Shabbat Sing, cooking and arts and crafts. They also played and splashed during water play and even had a visit from the ice cream man! I would like to thank Linda Siegel, Maria Schwartz, Erin Pollack, Rachel Wilson, Lisa Laudicina, Lauren Siegel, Abby Friedman, Jill Matthews, Adriane Cooper, Zoe Eberhardt, Rachel Laudicina, Marissa Laudicina, Allison Cohen and Olivia Goldstein for all of their time and help in making the summer a wonderful experience for all. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2012-2013 school year which begins August 27. If you or someone you know may be interested in our program, please contact me at 678-350-0076 for a tour. Jenifer Friedman

B’nai Mitzvah Samuel Isaac Berman will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on August 4, 2012. Sammy is the son of Andrea and Josh Berman and brother to Spencer and Austin. He is the grandson of Evelyn and Fredley Berman and Harriette and Mark Becker, all of Aventura, Florida. He attends Dickerson Middle School and will be entering the 8th grade this fall. Sammy is an avid baseball player and plays on a year round travel team. He loves spending time with his friends and just being a kid. Sammy is looking forward to this special day as he has learned quite a bit about family, faith and community through the many mitzvah projects he has done in preparing to become a Bar Mitzvah. 4

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B’nai Mitzvah Riley Isabel Boehm will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on August 11, 2012. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd Boehm, and the sister of Adam Boehm. Riley will be starting the 8th grade at Dodgen Middle School where she is a Principal’s Honor Roll student. At school she participates in Young Authors Club and Chorus. At home she enjoys cooking, reading, baking, writing, and cupcakes; she also enjoys entertaining her friends and family. Riley hopes to be an author or chef when she grows up. Arianna Camille Pacifico will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on August 11, 2012. Arianna is the daughter of Vivian and Todd Pacifico and sister to Zachary Pacifico. Her grandparents are Maria and Victor Sala, and Gloria and Al Pacifico. She is in 8th grade at Mabry Middle School where she participates in the Honors Band Program as a clarinet player, and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society. Her hobbies include swimming and playing soccer. Arianna also enjoys art activities, reading, and shopping with her friends. Her mitzvah projects include supporting the Foundation for Hospital Art by sponsoring and participating in a PaintFest Event. The completed artwork will be donated to a hospital. Arianna has also initiated a collection for the food pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Molly Lauren Peters will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on August 18, 2012. Molly is the daughter of Kimberly and Bradley Peters and sister to Emma and Lily. Molly attends Dodgen Middle School where she is a Principals Honor Roll student. She enjoys rowing on the Atlanta Junior Rowing Association Novice Team as well as practicing yoga. Molly loves to spend time with her friends and help others through her many volunteer activities including coordinating the upcoming Ruach Atlanta Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Molly has been looking forward to sharing her Bat Mitzvah with her family, friends, and synagogue community. Eli Lennon Madans and Asher Dylan Madans will be called to the Torah as B’nai Mitzvah on August 25, 2012. Eli and Asher are the sons of Mark Madans and Hannah Whitlock, and the stepsons of Miles Whitlock. They are the grandsons of Ira and Phyllis Madans and Anne Grossman, all currently residing in Marietta, Georgia. Eli is in the 9th grade at Riverwood High School and a participant on the Team Atlanta Maccabi 13-14 Basketball Team. Asher is a 7th grader at Ridgeview Charter Middle School and he enjoys playing football, soccer and basketball. They both have participated in helping out their mother with the Adopt a Golden Atlanta organization and their father in supporting the North Fulton Community Charities. Each of them has learned a lot about sacrifice, faith and community through the process of preparing for their Bar Mitzvah and both boys are looking forward to sharing their B'nai Mitzvah experience with their family and friends. They are especially excited to be able to share this special day with each other

For Girl Scouts, there are: Lehavah Award (Grades 2-3) Bat Or Award (Grades 4-6) Menorah Award (Grades 7-9) Or Emunah Award (Grades 10-12)

Calling all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cubs and Brownies… We are starting to form the courses for scouts (both girls and boys) in our community to provide them an opportunity to earn their religious emblems based on the various ranks.

Classes will be on Sunday afternoons, beginning in November.

For Boy Scouts, there are: Maccabee (Tigers) Aleph (Wolf/Bear/Webelos) Ner Tamid (Boy Scouts/Venturers ages 11-14) Etz Chaim (Boy Scouts/Venturers ages 14-18) Shofar (Adults)

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We anticipate these emblems will be completed in time for Scout Shabbat, tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Tony Rosenberg at trosenberg860@gmail.com. 5


TBT’s 25th Anniversary Tribute Book Be a Part of our History and Anniversary As we gear up for the events surrounding TBT’s 25th Anniversary Celebration ,we want to give each member of our community an opportunity to contribute to this momentous occasion. TBT’s 25th Anniversary Tribute Book will be your chance to publicly acknowledge, honor, thank and remember people and/or moments at TBT that have touched you and your family. Be creative! The ways to contribute are endless. You could: ● ● ●

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Thank Rabbi Tam and/or TBT’s founding families for having the courage, vision and dedication to build our Synagogue. Thank and Honor Rabbi Greene for his devotion and inspiration to TBT Acknowledge Cantor Kassel’s creativity each year in producing wonderfully funny Purim Shpiels, working with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation students and choirs and providing the beautiful melodies that enhance our worship experience. Thank Becky and Jenny for all they do to keep TBT running smoothly every day. Encourage your TBT preschooler or Religious School student to acknowledge a teacher or director that has had a special impact in their life. Thank your parents for the enormous efforts and time they have dedicated to make TBT so special. Thank your children and friends for all they have done to make TBT a wonderful spiritual home. Tell a great TBT story that will make everyone smile! (Remember when?) Send in any historical photos to mark TBT milestones (they may be used in the book or the timeline at our discretion depending on their content). Memory Submissions: 25 words or less = $18 1/4 page = $54 1/2 page = $90 Inside front/back cover = $360 Back cover = $540

Full page = $162

The 25th Anniversary Tribute Book will help mark this special moment in TBT’s history and be cherished for years to come. Deadline for memory submissions is August 31st. Please send your submissions along with your payment to Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell, GA 30075 (Attn: The Tribute Book).

TBT Community 770-641-0144. To begin the process, please complete an application and forward it to TBT or Ivie.

What does a Chavurah do?

Each Chavurah decides on its own blend of socializing and Jewish learning, through programs of study, observances of holidays and festivals, socializing and sharing of simchas. College Outreach Committee Members personalize and vitalize their Jewish experience For parents who have either current college students and/ and participate together in synagogue life and community or rising freshman, we would like to make you aware of a concerns. service offered by TBT. Temple Beth Tikvah would like to When does a Chavurah meet? stay in touch with your child while they are away from Each Chavurah usually meets once a month in the homes of home in college. They will receive a small care package its members (or at other locatiosn), in rotation. With that (each semester) so that they will know they are being said, each Chavurah sets the frequency of meeting that thought of. If you already know your student’s current works best for that particular group. The group will decide school mailing address, please send it to us now. Or, if you on the most convenient dates and times based on the sched- will be finding out that information soon, please let us ules of all its members. Sometimes meetings alternate adult know as soon as possible. There will be future reminders only and family events. as well. Please contact either Ginger Glazer at ggchoc@bellsouth.net or Lynda Bennett at For additional information or to join a chavurah, please lrbennett08@comcast.net at your earliest convenience. contact Ivie Graiser at iviegraiser@yahoo.com or 6

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TBT Happenings for August 2012

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9a Tai Chi w/ Caring Committee

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7p Choir Rehearsal

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9a Tai Chi w/ Caring Committee

7p Families Anonymous

7p Choir Rehearsal

19 9a New Committee/Board Mbr Orientation 3:30p 8/9 Kesher Retreat 6p Relay for Life Capts Meeting 7p Relay for Life Steering Meeting 7p Rosh Chodesh Pgm

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6:30p URJ Shabbat Service At Temple Emanu-El no service at TBT

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16 11a S.E.L Special Summer Class - Tom Buchanan - "The Mythic Imperative: The Significance in Life and Culture."

6p RS Teacher’s Meeting

27 7p Families Anonymous

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10a Shabbat Service Berman Bar Mitzvah 11

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18 9a B.L.T. Bagels, Learning and Torah

8:00p Shabbat Service

10a Shabbat Service Peters Bat Mitzvah 24

8:00p Shabbat Service

9a Tai Chi

9a B.L.T. Bagels, Learning and Torah

10a Shabbat Service Boehm/Pacifico B’not Mitzvah

7:30p Open Door Shabbat Reception

7:30p Board of Trustees Meeting

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9a B.L.T. Bagels, Learning and Torah

8:00p Shabbat Service

10a ECEC Meet & Greet

7p Choir Rehearsal

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9a Tai Chi

7p Families Anonymous

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11a S.E.L Special Summer Class - Tom Buchanan - "The Mythic Imperative: The Significance in Life and Culture."

9a Tai Chi w/ Caring Committee

7p Families Anonymous

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25 9a B.L.T. Bagels, Learning and Torah 10a Shabbat Service Madans B’nai Mitzvah

31 8:00p Shabbat Service

6p RS Madrichim Meeting 7p Choir Rehearsal 7:30p Officers Meeting 8

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Donations Ruth Zeidman in memory of Harry Carasick Todd and Rachel Wilson in appreciation of the Kehillat Chesed committee Aaron and Sheila Stieglitz in memory of Sarah Stieglitz

Annual Campaign David & Christine Toltzis in memory of Norton Simons Jonathan and Rebecca Bennett in memory of Harry Carasick Building Fund Steven & Linda Steinberg in memory of Muriel Steinberg Seymour and Renee Davis in memory of Natalie Berlin Rodney and Erika Eberhardt in memory of Max Skyer Hadley and Lisa Lowy in memory of Richard Cooper and Harry Lowy

Endowment Campaign Walter and Esther Shultz in memory of Sam Speer Ruth Zeidman in memory of Sam Speer Seymour and Renee Davis in memory of Sam Speer Ira and Phyllis Madans in memory of Sam Speer and Sophie Madans Douglas Wexler and Jane Greenberger in memory of aunt Jean Berman Douglas Wexler and Jane Greenberger in memory of Sam Speer Andrew & Ilana Zalkin in memory of Sam Speer Rabbi Fred and Deborah Greene in memory of Sam Speer Dale and Wendy Bearman in memory of Samuel Bearman Robert and Ellen Rickles in memory of Sam Speer Andrew & Ilana Zalkin in memory of Daniel Kaufman Bradley and Kimberly Peters in memory of Sam Speer Ellen and Marc Jacobs in memory of Sam Speer Anne Grossman in memory of Sam Speer Dr. and Mrs. Seth Zimmer in memory of Sam Speer Bruce & Bonnie Walkes in memory of Sam Speer Rory and Jenifer Friedman in memory of Sam Speer Noah & Berna Levine in memory of Sam Speer Fred and Patricia Landsberg in memory of Sam Speer Pam Alterman in memory of Sam Speer Scott and Susan Wynne in memory of Sam Speer Dan and Laura DeRiemer in memory of Sam Speer Mark and Debbie Weiss in memory of Walter Berlin Ivie Graiser in honor of Morgan Shapiro's graduation and Michael J. Berger's 65th birthday, and in memory of Bernard Berger Warren and Stephanie Lampert in memory of Sam Speer

Campership/Israel Fund Howard & Suzanne Silverman in memory of Edith Silverman Howard & Suzanne Silverman Nadine Duhaney in honor of Temple Beth Tikvah Walter and Esther Shultz in memory of Harry Carasick Larry & Jackie Pepper in memory of Harry Carasick Cantor’s Fund David & Marci Slotin in memory of Lorry R. Bernstein and Marian B. Slotin Rhonda Schweber in memory of Daniel Kaufman Bruce and Rhonna Brandi in memory of Daniel Kaufman Sheryl Blechner in appreciation of Cantor Kassel Rodney and Erika Eberhardt in memory of Sam Speer Ilene Monat in appreciation of Cantor Kassel Lloyd and Gail Tate in honor of Cantor Kassel David and Beth Janes in appreciation of Cantor Kassel Todd and Rachel Wilson in appreciation of Cantor Kassel Martin Milstein in honor of Charlene Milstein Martin & Fern Soniker in memory of Dorothy Liner Caring/Kehillat Chesed Fund Walter and Esther Shultz in honor of Bernice Isaac Thomas and Marsha McMurrain in memory of Rae Kaufman Ronald and Leslie Swichkow in memory of Sam Speer Joseph Dunn in memory of Selma Greenberg Dunn Sheryl Blechner in honor of Adam Graiser's engagement, Jacob Janes' Bar Mitzvah, Phyllis & Ira Maddens' grandson's Bar Mitzvah and Ruth Zeidman's great granddaughter Mark and Sally Vosk in memory of Jules Rose and in honor of the birth of Sy and Renee Davis' great granddaughter, Aubrey Ellen Klein in memory of Mildred Rosenthal Lawrence and Gail Reid in memory of Natalie Berlin Ruth Zeidman in honor of the birth of Marlowe Pia Spector Clifford and Loretta Weiss in memory of Fred Knowles and Annette and Fred Knieberg Aaron and Sheila Stieglitz in memory of Jack Stieglitz Lawrence and Anne Skal in honor of Ruth Rothfarb's special birthday Ruth Zeidman in honor of the special birthday of Florence Gordon Ruth Zeidman in honor of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ronni Colten

General Fund David and Ellen Herold in memory of Ilana Cohen Ira and Phyllis Madans Rabbi Tam Discretionary Fund in memory of Dr. Robert Tam Walter and Esther Shultz in memory of Natalie Berlin David and Ellen Herold in memory of Dvora Herold and in honor of Steve Astren's birthday Dr. Tod and Leslie Rubin in honor of Rachel Joseph's high school graduation and acceptance to UGA Ellen Klein in memory of Alfred Rosenthal William & Marjory Segal in memory of Rose Lieber Melvin and Amy Finkel in memory of Robert Camp Aaron and Sheila Stieglitz in memory of Ann Efruss Steven & Linda Steinberg in memory of Natalie Berlin Shirley Crawford in honor of Temple Beth Tikvah Bruce and Bonnie Walkes in memory of Harry Carasick Ronald and Leslie Swichkow in memory of Harry Carasick (continued on next page)

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Donations (continued) Prayerbook Fund Mark and Sally Vosk in memory of Alice Gelfand Preschool Fund Douglas Wexler and Jane Greenberger in honor of the birth of Ruth Zeidman's first great grandchild, Marley Abigail Rattray Rabbi Tam Discretionary Fund in memory of Dr. Robert Tam Jenifer Friedman in memory of Max Skyer and Janet Kellis Fred and Patricia Landsberg in memory of Max Skyer Arnold and Ellen Bernstein in memory of Max Skyer David and Dalia Faupel in memory of Max Skyer Arnold and Ellen Bernstein in memory of Miriam Bernstein Rabbi Greene’s Discretionary Fund Addie Myers Edward and Myrna Kaye June Wallach Florence Gordon Evelyn Garrin Jerome and Margie Cohen Sheryl Blechner Gerald and Carol Berkowitz Larry & Jackie Pepper in memory of Harold Levitz Jeffrey Willard and Steve Mahan in memory of Sam Speer Jeffrey Willard and Steve Mahan in memory of Daniel Kaufman Martin and Charlene Milstein in memory of Ben H. Zimmerman Jonathan and Keira Oseroff in memory of Harmon Garrin Lois Clymin in memory of Sam Speer and in honor of the birth of Marley Abigail Rattray Ruth Zeidman in honor of the birth of her great granddaughter, Marley Abigail Rattray Bruce and Carol Waldman in memory of Ruth Pollak David and Rebecca Halusic in appreciation of Rabbi Greene Theda Seifert in honor of the birth of Marley Abigail Mark and Sally Vosk in memory of Nettie Lebofsky Mrs. Mariann Mamberg in memory of Lola Mamberg Steven and Amy Fine in memory of Flora Fine Sidney and Lois Malkin in memory of Al Malkin Lloyd and Gail Tate in appreciation of Rabbi Greene Bruce and Maureen Severn in appreciation of Rabbi Greene Ilene Monat in appreciation of Rabbi Greene Jerry and Marcy Kaufman in memory of Max Kaufman Jill Lehrer in memory of Irving Pergament Joel and Judy Rosenberg in honor of Desmond Singhal's speedy recovery Audrey Eisen in memory of Jerry Liroff Neal and Susan Estroff in honor of Carly Shapiro's graduation Sheila Barid in memory of Louis Pesses Clifford and Loretta Weiss in memory of Annette and Fred Knieberg and Larry Knowles Families Anonymous Jerome and Margie Cohen in memory of Esther Cohen David and Beth Janes in appreciation of Rabbi Green Alvera Cooper in memory of Paul Cooper

Charlotte Fleisher in memory of Milton Charyn Todd and Rachel Wilson in appreciation of Rabbi Greene Gerald Prosterman in memory of Sadele Gottler Jane Greenberger in memory of Frank Greenberger Cory Davis in honor of the 25th anniversary of Anne and Bob Davis Bernard & Rita Tuvlin in memory of Hilda Myers Rabbi Tam’s Discretionary Fund Barry Kaiser in memory of Arlene Kaiser Marvin and Trudy Davis in memory of Gerald Rein Benjamin & Evelyn Berkowitz in memory of Oscar Hecker Ruth Zeidman in honor of the birth of her granddaughter, Marley Abigail Florence Nathanson in honor of Rabbi Tam Jonathan and Barbara Berger in memory of Daniel Kaufman Steve Gerson in memory of Gertrude Gerson Walter and Esther Shultz in honor of the marriage of Andra Tam Lefkovits and Paul Zolty Marvin and Trudy Davis in memory of Sam and Pauline Davis Warren and Stephanie Lampert in memory of Robert Tam Religious School Fund Arnold and Ellen Bernstein in memory of Frances and Louis Stein David and Dalia Faupel in memory of Max Skyer Todd and Rachel Wilson in honor of Jacob Janes' Bar Mitzvah David and Ellen Herold in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Marsha and Tom McMurrain's granddaughter Stan Reich in memory of Maurice Reich Torah Fund Sam and Alice L. Herndon in memory of Natalie Berline Morray and Susan Scheinfeld in memory of Paul and Joan Barton Steve & RoseAnn Gerson in honor of the marriage of Andra Tam Lefkovits and Paul Zolty Morray and Susan Scheinfeld in memory of Carolyn Besser Nadine Duhaney in honor of Temple Beth Tikvah Ira and Phyllis Madans in memory of Esther Grosswald Youth Fund Steve & RoseAnn Gerson in memory of Jacob Gerson Jonathan and Rebecca Bennett in memory of Max Skyer Cary Goldenthal and Lori Shapiro in memory of Max Skyer Jonathan & Lynda Bennett in memory of Arnold Rivkin Steve & RoseAnn Gerson in memory of Harry Carasick Zalkin Memorial Library Fund Mark and Sally Vosk in honor of the birth of her grandson, Eli Liam Pepin Shari Alhadeff in memory of Milton and Esther Kirckheimer Neal & Roslyn Dodell in memory of Harriet and Leon Irwin Barry & Marlene Goren in memory of Natalie Berlin

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Thank You to All of Our Bucket Campaign Donors TBT Sisterhood Andy and Julie Aaronson Jonathan and Allison Agin Shari and Barry Alhadeff Pam Alterman Steven and Teri Astren Brian and Sheri Baker Steven and Sheila Barid Dale and Wendy Bearman Adam Beckman Paul and Anne Beckman Matthew and Sandra Bennett Jonathan and Rebecca Bennett Jonathan and Barbara Berger Gordon and Patty Berger Mark and Cathy Berman Josh and Andrea Berman Bram and Anne Bessoff Dr. Jerry Bilsky and Dr. Judy Tolkan Arthur and Stephanie Blank Kevin and Jodi Blechman Sheryl Blechner Scott and Mary Block Todd and Jennifer Boehm Michael and Heather Braun Adam and Adrienne Bruckman Don and Mara Buffington Gene Carasick and Terry Apt Carasick Lonnie & Debbie Carter Robert Cherof TBT Men's Club Lois Clymin David and Roberta Coad David and Terri Cohen Sidney Cojac TBT Social Committee Revenue Glenn and Tamah Cooper Mark and Stephanie Craig Joshua and Natalya Cutler Robert and Anne Davis Gordon and Hollis Decker Dan and Laura DeRiemer Mitchell and Dyann Diamond Gary and Wendy Dichtenberg Rabbi Fred Greene Discretionary Fund Kristopher and Paige Dobbins Rodney and Erika Eberhardt John and Rita Ehrmann Audrey Eisen Daniel Ellison Alan Epstein Stuart Farber

David and Dalia Faupel Joe and Barbara Feinberg Elliot & Donna Feller Jeffrey and Risa Fibus Steven and Amy Fine Melvin and Amy Finkel Andy and Marci Fried Rory and Jenifer Friedman Julian and Martha Fuerst Evelyn Garrin Richard & Valerie Gerber Steve & RoseAnn Gerson Ed and Cindy Getty Arnold Goldberg Cary Goldenthal and Lori Shapiro Marshall and Roberta Goldman Robert and Cindy Goldstein Andrew and Lori Goldstrom Aaron and Stacie Goodkin Harlan & Ivie Graiser Bernard and Susan Greenberg Rabbi Fred and Deborah Greene Anne Grossman Michael and Anna Gutkin Scott & Sharon Guttman Drs. Larry and Stacey Heit Robert and Rachel Herman Dr. Yitzhak and Ronit Hermoni Sam and Alice L. Herndon David and Ellen Herold Neil and Ruth Hilsen Dr. Mitchell and Julie Hilsen Alex and Debi Hinerfeld Mark and Alicia Hirsch Bernice Isaac David and Beth Janes Daniel and Stephanie Joseph Barry Kaiser Doug & Donna Kallman Barry and Barbara Kanter Brad and Jill Kaplan Cantor Nancy Kassel Edward and Myrna Kaye Jeffrey & Beth Kess Sharon Khoury Dr. Marc and Deborah Klein Jeff Klein Dr. Steven and Helen Kraus Robert and Karen Kremer Fred and Patricia Landsberg Scott and Sheryl Lasky Kenneth Lawler, Jr. and Ginger Glazer

Steven and Wendy Lenhard Barry and Hassia Levin Ron and Lindsay Levin Judy Levine Sherwin and Judee Levinson Peter & Helene Levinson Emily Lewit Steven & Janice Liederman Michael and Jeanne Lipsitt Drs. Gary and Michal Loventhal Ira and Phyllis Madans Jonathan and Joan Marks Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties David and Jill Mattos Thomas and Marsha McMurrain Marvin and Dana Mermelstein Martin and Charlene Milstein Joel & Karen Moss Robert Moss Jay and Anita Myer Addie Myers Joseph and Nelly Myers Robert and Marcy Nader Mark Nechoda Hilda Ortiz Larry & Jackie Pepper Jason and Melanie Pickett Scott and Rhonda Povlot TBT Preschool John and Diane Rabson Herbert and Bunny Renkin Donald and June Restler Robert and Ellen Rickles Betty Rickles Joel and Judy Rosenberg Howard & Barbara Rosenberg Molly Rosenfield Michael and Kimberly Rosenthal Michael & Lara Rozenman Dr. Tod and Leslie Rubin Todd and Suzanne Sacks Chad and Jules Salinas Robert and Donna Schacher Morray and Susan Scheinfeld Douglas and Lisa Schiffer Joel and Kathleen Schoenblum TBT Religious School William & Terry Schwartz Gary and Debra Schwartz Rhonda Schweber Bart and Kara Segal Sanford and Gail Seidman

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Robert and Ilicia Shapiro Ira & Brenda Share Spencer and Debra Shilling Dr. Allan and Pessie Shippel Walter and Esther Shultz Robert and Ruth Shultz Carol Shutzberg David and Elisa Siegel Sandy & Nancy Simon Lawrence and Anne Skal Kenneth and Helene Skolky Martin & Fern Soniker Shabbat Rocks- Soundout Records Eric and Victoria Stein Terry & Michelle Stein Fred & Vicki Steine MJCCA Stephanie Schiele Barry & Denise Straus Roberta Strauss Ronald and Leslie Swichkow Lloyd and Gail Tate Steven and Abbe Tobin Bruce and Carol Waldman Bruce and Bonnie Walkes June Wallach Ronald & Sheri Weiner Edmund Weisberger Scott and Marci Weiss Clifford and Loretta Weiss Mark and Debbie Weiss Douglas Wexler and Jane Greenberger Nancy White Bram and Dana Wieskopf Jeffrey Willard and Steve Mahan Todd and Rachel Wilson James and Marla Zackheim Andrew and Ilana Zalkin Ruth Zeidman Dr. and Mrs. Seth Zimmer Marilyn Zimmer

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TBT 25th Anniversary Info

TBT at 25! A Special Congregational Celebration October 12 - 14 and October 28, 2012 A quarter century ago, a few families had an idea to create a warm, welcoming and engaging place to worship. They called it Temple Beth Tikvah – the “House of Hope.” Twenty five years later, TBT has lived up to its name and then some. Now, that’s something to celebrate!

Mark Your Calendars for these Special Events to Celebrate TBT at 25! We have planned a wonderful celebration of TBT’s 25th anniversary that offers something for everyone. Please mark your calendars for these very special events as we celebrate this important milestone. More details will follow soon.

25th Anniversary Kabalat Shabbat Featuring Renowned Playwright, Composer, Actor and Cantor Danny Maseng and the TBT Choir Friday, October 12, 8 p.m. Oneg Shabbat to follow

Danny Maseng in Concert Saturday, October 13, 8 p.m. TBT Sanctuary Refreshments will be served following the performance

The First Ever Sunday Relay for Life: Ruach Atlanta Sunday, October 14, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Roswell Area Park Fan the flames in search of a cure! Registration at www.RelayForLife.org/ruachga

25th Anniversary Family Picnic at TBT Sunday, October 28, Noon

Get Involved in the Planning of TBT at 25! TBT at 25! Co-Chairs, Mary Block and Gene Carasick have assembled a great committee to deliver these special events and are partnering with Ruach Atlanta co-chairs, Sheryl Blechner and Esther Schultz. If you would like to get involved in TBT at 25!, please contact Mary Block at Mary_Block@hotmail.com

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TBT 25th Anniversary Info

Get to Know Danny Maseng, Our Special 25th Anniversary Guest Born in Israel to American parents, Danny first came to the United States to star on Broadway in 'Only Fools Are Sad.' A playwright, actor, singer, writer and composer, Danny has served as Evaluator of New American Plays/Opera-Musical T heater for the National Endowment for the Arts. Danny is very proud to be the Chazzan and Music Director of Temple Israel of Hollywood. A leader in the field of informal Jewish education, Danny has been Director of Hava Nashira for the URJ, the Artistic Director of the Brandeis-Bardin Institute and the Director of The Spielberg Fellowships for the FJC. He is the Patron Artist of the Avraham Geiger School for Cantorial Arts in Berlin, the first post-Holocaust Cantorial school in Germany. Danny's critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical 'Wasting Time with Harry Davidowitz' The Musical Journey of a Jewish Soul, and the dynamic 'Soul on Fire' concert, are two exciting productions that have earned Danny accolades. A book about the luminaries of Israeli music is in the works, and Danny has recently completed his first novel 'Singularities.' One of the most popular and respected composers of contemporary liturgical and synagogue music, Danny has released a treasure trove of beautiful music. He has been the invited guest of the American Conference of Cantors, the Cantor's Assembly, as well as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Equally at home with pop and rock, Danny's CD 'Just Like Home' has been hailed "a love letter to a place and a faith called Israel" by Rolling Stone's contributing editor David Wild and his long awaited double CD, 'Heaven on Earth: Shabbat at Temple Israel of Hollywood ' is hot off the press and getting rave reviews! You may have seen Danny on shows like 'Law & Order' or heard him narrate' Wild Discovery' but his true love is teaching. He is a frequent faculty member of national and international institutes and conferences -- and deeply involved in interfaith dialogue. A much sought after scholar/artist-in-residence, Danny travels the world, inspiring, teaching and rekindling the love of Judaism through Torah, Kabbalah, Jewish Culture and the Arts.

DANNY MASENG ... AT A GLANCE In Tulsa, OK -- the organizer sent a note: "Thank you for being in Tulsa to celebrate our 95th Anniversary! Your concert was over-the-top fabulous...everyone is still raving about your magical voice, your soulful presence and the inspiration of your selections. We know our community will be talking about this weekend for a long, long time. You made it beautifully memorable." Paula and Malcom Milstein, Chairs "Just thought you would enjoy knowing that Danny blew everyone away last night! It was the most heart

stopping, tear inducing, breath taking performance I have ever witnessed, let alone been honored to be a part of. The diversity of material, depth of knowledge and breadth of ability was astounding. I speak for more than just myself when I say that we were transported to a magnificent world last night. What an exhilarating gift." GALA EVENT HONORING CANTOR ARLENE BERNSTEIN, Congregation Beth Israel SAN DIEGO,CA "

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25th Anniversary Opportunities Available New to TBT? Interested in meeting other congregants? Here is youropportunity!

SAVE THESE DATES:

Help TBT celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

TBT’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Please contact Mary Block for details: mary_block@hotmail.com

From the TBT Gift Shop

October 12 Shabbat Service honoring our 18+ year congregants

Before you go to this months' parties, weddings, B'nai mitzvahs, friends for dinner, or you want something for yourself, remember your gift shop awaits you with wonderful gifts at great prices. Our jewelry is beautiful and made by Israeli artists. We will wrap your gift in our own Temple Beth Tikvah gift bag and you will be supporting YOUR synagogue.

October 13 Danny Maseng in Concert October 14 Relay for Life

We thank you and please feel free to call us if you have any questions. Carrie can be reached at 404-457-3242.

October 28 25th Anniversary Family Picnic from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at TBT

Carrie, Pam and Rhonda

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ADULT ED

REGISTER TODAY! atlantajcc.org For questions, please contact Laurie Finkelstein at laurie.finkelstein@atlantajcc.org or 678.812.3723.

Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) Women’s Spiritual Group Women of all ages and knowledge are welcome.

Sunday, August 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the little Oneg room. Do you spend as much time on your spiritual self as you do on your physical self? This is your opportunity to renew and grow your spiritual self! We will explore the relevance of each Hebrew month, participate in activities that embody the monthly theme and discuss female figures that influence us; how they pertain to us and affect us in ways we don’t always recognize. Each meeting begins with optional gentle yoga/stretch/breathing to unwind. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. (If you have physical limitations, have no fear. You can participate sitting in a chair) What to bring - A candle in a container, a yoga mat if you have one. Don't have any of these? Come anyway!

Celebrate your feminine spirit and its link to the Hebrew calendar. Reserve these dates: Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, March 17, April 21 and May 19

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Condolences Temple Beth Tikvah acknowledges with sorrow the passing of: Harry Carasick, -Father of Gene Carasick

May God console you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Honor a special person or event with a leaf on our Tree of Life

Get Well Wishes The following congregants have recently been ill. We hope and pray for a complete and speedy recovery of the following members of our Beth Tikvah family:

The Tree of Life is a great way to honor a person or life cycle event. Leaves can be donated by individuals or by several people or families. Please consider the Tree of Life the next time you are looking for a way to honor someone or something special!

Roberta Coad

Kudos Corner Memorial Plaques

Thank you to‌

Memorial plaques are a beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Your loved one’s plaque will be lit up several times throughout the year.

Lois Malkin, Sheila Barid and Esther Shultz for preparing the Kiddush lunches during the month of July. Marsha Mathis, Erin Pollack, Adriane Cooper, Zoe Eberhardt, Allison Cohen and Olivia Goldstein and her cousins for all their wonderful help in the office.

We recite the Kaddish on the anniversary of their passing and Yizkor, which means to remember, is recited as part of the prayer service four times during the year.

Hildy Potash for planting flowers and beautifying the planters in front of our synagogue.

With the High Holy Days approaching, we want to make sure we receive your order in time for your plaque to be placed on the wall for Yizkor during Yom Kippur. The price of a plaque is $300. If you have any questions or would like to order a plaque, please contact Lisa in the synagogue office at 770-642-0434 or send an email to lisa@bethtikvah.com. All orders must be received by August 1st in order to assure they arrive in time to be placed on the memorial board by Yom Kippur.

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Submissions for the September Kol Tikvah are due to the synagogue office by Friday, August 10. Please email to koltikvah@bethtikvah.com

Welcome New Members Temple Beth Tikvah wishes to welcome the following new members to our family: Nancy Broudy

David and Rebecca Halusic

58 Willow Glen, NE

1522 Tennessee Walker Drive

Atlanta, GA 30342

Roswell, GA 30075

Planning a simcha or group gathering? The Tam-Blank Social Hall is the Place to Be. For more information on renting our Social Hall, contact the synagogue office at 770-642-0434.

Arthur Gittelman and Marcia Pearl Matthew and Rachel Wynn 6216 Meadow Run Court

1045 Westcroft Lane

Norcross, GA 30092

Roswell, GA 30075

Donations may be mailed to: Temple Beth Tikvah 9955 Coleman Road Roswell, GA 30075

Melvyn and Vivian Lapes 195 Kindemere Pointe

Welcome!

Roswell, GA 30075

On October 11, the Anti-Defamation League and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus will present Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, a multi-media concert that tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who learned Verdi’s Requiem Mass by rote and then performed this compelling work 16 times. The concert/drama features a full performance of the Requiem, video testimony with surviving members of the choir, original Nazi propaganda film footage, and actors telling the remarkable story of the Jewish prisoners who sang as a symbol of secret defiance against their Nazi captors. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational, with a contemporary message of hope. Click here for Defiant Requiem video & more!

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Synagogue Information Synagogue Office Fax Number School Office (Perri) Preschool (Jenifer) Assistant to Clergy Financial Secretary Admin. Assistant Office Manager

- 770-642-0434 - 770-642-0647 - 770-642-4168 - 678-350-0076 - Michelle Leder - Jenny Korsen - Lisa Singer - Becky Sullivan

Get Involved! TBT Committees and Chairpersons Adult Education Cindy Getty cindygetty@me.com Budget & Finance Harlan Graiser harlanng@yahoo.com Chavurot Ivie Graiser iviegraiser@yahoo.com College Outreach Lynda Bennett lrbennett08@comcast.net Ginger Glazer ggchoc@bellsouth.net Communications Dave Faupel davefaupel8@yahoo.com Fundraising Ruben Braiter rbraiter@manh.com Gift Shop Pam Alterman pmalterman@earthlink.net Carrie Bickwit carriebickwit@yahoo.com Rhonda Schweber rschweber@comcast.net House Ted Nathan tnathan@baldwinscheduling.com Human Resources Karen Moss karenmoss4@msn.com

Israel Gene Carasick gcarasick@gmail.com Kehillat Chesed (Caring) Leslie Swichkow lswichkow@comcast.net Membership Recruitment & Retention Mark Rudel mrudel@ups.com Men’s Club Neil Goldstein nsg24@cornell.edu Nominating Committee Bart Schwartz bart_schwartz@coface-usa.com Andy Goldstrom agoldstrom87@hotmail.com Outreach To Be Determined Ritual Esther Shultz savtaesther5@gmail.com Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group Pam Chanin chaninp@bellsouth.net Security Michael Gutkin gutkin1@bellsouth.net Seniors Ruth Zeidman zeidmanr@comcast.net

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Sisterhood Mary Block Mary_block@hotmail.com Social Action Jeff Willard pursuejustice@comcast.net Rodney Eberhardt reberhardt@amerisourcebergen.com Social Committee To Be Determined Website Development Mark Weiss maweiss@mindspring.com Scott Povlot spovlot@yahoo.com Youth Group Chad Salinas csalinas@b2bworkforce.com

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For A Special Friend: A courtesy examination & x-ray at no charge when you present this card

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Fred Greene Rabbi Donald A. Tam Rabbi Emeritus Nancy Kassel Cantor Hassia Levin Education Director Jenifer Friedman ECEC Director Steve Gerson President Ron Swichkow President-Elect Paul Beckman Vice President Todd Boehm Vice President Marsha Mathis Vice President Mark Craig Treasurer Rhonda Povlot Secretary Seth Zimmer Chairperson, Board of Education

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