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Adar / Nisan 5770| March 2010

Rabbi’s Voice

Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky Dear Friends: The earthquake in Haiti and the suffering of the survivors in that impoverished nation remain very much on our minds. The pain and suffering, the death count that continues to rise, tens and tens of thousands of men, women and children along with those surviving whose loved ones, livelihoods and communities have vanished. We are, of course, moved by the outpouring of aid almost never equaled. But we properly ask what will happen next – what are the long-term fixes for this poorest nation in the hemisphere, why the lack of economic development, of infrastructure, that might have made possible the survival of many. Some have asked where was God in this tragedy? It is, of course, the age old question called the “theodicy.” How to reconcile the idea of an all-powerful, just and loving God with a catastrophe brought about by nature or even human action, that is earthquakes, tsunamis or genocide – where was God? Religious leaders have been asked, as was I, by adults in the congregation and students in our Religious School, for their comments. Most reflect the assumption of God’s direct involvement. There were those who suggested the earthquake catastrophe was punishment for the evils of human behavior. Others interpreted it as a test of faith or to teach the need for human cooperation. But was not the price far too great for a test or a lesson? Some felt God was only in the human response to the disaster, or in the “miraculous” survival of a fortunate few after days under the rubble. This is unsatisfying for it credits God with but a “handful” of those saved, amidst the loss of life of great multitudes. Equally unhelpful, I think, is the notion that God’s ways are mysterious, inscrutable. Perhaps that is the emptiest of all answers, leaving us with little hope, with an unfeeling universe that appears to ignore the human need for justice. Can one have faith in a God that would deliberately, whatever the reason, cause the death of thousands of innocent children? The author of the Book of Job found another way and it is clearly Judaism’s finest insight into the question of theodicy. The major premise of the Book of Job was a challenge to the then pervasive Biblical view: God punishes and rewards according to what humanity deserves. Job, however, insisted that suffering is not always deserved! You know the story. In the prologue, Job is introduced as a wholly upright man. God proud of Job’s trust and goodness, is challenged by Satan – the “adversary.” Take his possessions, destroy his family, he will abandon his belief. Satan’s challenge is accepted by God, and Job is afflicted with all things. Yet after the grievous losses he suffers, Job does not curse God. He has passed the test. Indeed suffering is a test. It is the first point of the Book of Job. But it does not answer why suffering occurs. This is only the beginning. Job’s three “comforters” proclaim Job’s guilt, insist he must have sinned to deserve such misery. Job responds with great anger: I am innocent, therefore, God is unjust! And Job seeks to bring God to trial, to accuse God. Nonetheless, though Job challenges God’s justice, he does not abandon his belief. Thus the second point of the Book of Job – suffering is not evidence of sin. This does not deny that suffering is often a consequence of wickedness, but it need not always be so. God then makes His appearance. It is a great biblical moment, out of the whirlwind. God speaks to Job. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations? Speak if you have understanding…Do you give the horse his strength…? Does the eagle soar at your command…? Continued on page 3….

President’s Message

Louise Marks

A publication of

Temple Beth Torah

From the President…

900 Big Blue Trace Wellington, Florida 33414

Fresh from the antics, reading and celebration of Purim, it is now time for us to think about the Pesach season. Various thoughts and memories run across my internal computer to jog my brain. First, however, I must praise the service of February 19, the debut of our Temple TEL.: 561-793-2700 band. There was not a soul left unrocked. We were in constant motion and a state of rapFAX: 561-793-1072 ture. Next, the story of Little Orphan Esther, this year’s Purim spiel was totally extraordiE-MAIL: nary. The talented singing, dancing and performing of our cast held us spellbound. We WEB SITE: roared with pleasure and sat glued to our seats. We are truly blessed as a congregation. TEMPLE OFFICE HOURS: As I am writing this article, I know that Mitzvah Day is right around the corner. The conMonday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM cept of performing mitzvot in and around Wellington and in the Temple itself freshens a Friday: 9AM - 4PM concept that is praiseworthy. The Caring Committee has launched a project to collect onepound boxes of matzo for those in need. The Life Long Learning Committee has launched a RABBI project to gather funds to contribute to the rebuilding of a six hundred year old synagogue Stephen H. Pinsky on the island of Crete, destroyed in a hate crime. The Nothing but Nets project of the cial Justice Committee has wound down as a success. The Passover candy sale is complete. CANTOR We have had our first Temple Beth Torah Band concert. The Membership Committee is Carrie F. Barry hard at work planning yet another sensational Progressive dinner; the Two Rabbis One Book event will take place prior to Passover. Our Preschool and Religious Schools have PRESIDENT many plans and much learning in the works. Louise Marks VICE PRESIDENTS

Richard Lebowitz Philip Levine

I am mentioning all of this, because I can! We are involved in planning all of this, because we can. I can, you can, and we can partake in a variety of events and or make sound choices because we are FREE to do so.


Freedom is an intangible that we all cherish. We have been freed from the bonds and evil oppressors that enslaved us in ancient Egypt. Just people have fought for freedom for genSECRETARY erations, and will continue to do so. This is still the time of year where memories of Seders Marcia Weber EDUCATION DIRECTOR at my grandmother’s table with all of the relatives, bring a wistful smile to my face. As I write this, my mouth waters at the thought of the delicacies Grandma prepared. She did it Jodi Kaufman all on her own, thus, converting the house to Passover a week in advance. My aunts and mother had different tasks for the first night prep. As the youngest at the table, I always sat at PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR the place where the two tables, not quite even in height, joined the children’s place to the Sandy Wilensky grown ups. To this day, I enjoy each and every Seder, avid to hear and participate in the retelling of our hard earned freedom. YOUTH ADVISOR Jessica Starkschall youthdirecAlan and I will be in town to celebrate Passover. This is THE year we will attend our Temple’s second Seder. I look forward to celebrating our holiday with you. As we prepare BROTHERHOOD PRESIfor the holiday, I am sharing some of my family’s blessings: may your matzo balls be light DENT and fluffy and the geffilte fish snowy white; may your table be laden with the bounty of traDoug Barr ditional cooking, may the youngest ask the four questions or other questions to your liking. SISTERHOOD COAbove all, may we all continue to live and experience the freedom that is so dear and perPRESIDENTS petuate it for generations to come. Jennifer Goldstein Darlene Lebowitz B’Shalom Richard Samuels SHALOM CREATIVE DESIGN Louise S. Marks, President.

Philip Levine EDITOR

Phyllis Weinstein


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Rabbi’s Voice

Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky The message is clear – it is one of nature’s majesty, of the magnitude of creation. God, the creator, has brought light out of darkness, order out of chaos, life into being, all of which are governed by the laws of the universe – the rhythms of nature. And they are purposeful, a network of life. The third point – God is responsible for the big picture. In nature’s events, man usually is a beneficiary, but because nature operates by physical laws, amoral in essence, human beings can be victims as well. By God’s silence on the subject of human suffering, the Book of Job implies humanity is in charge of moral justice. In the First Book of Kings, there is a moment of revelation to Elijah the Prophet that binds these themes together. The Israelites had forsaken God’s covenant, and Elijah seeks God’s presence and comfort. “And lo, the Lord passed by. There was a great and mighty wind, splitting mountains and shattering rocks…but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind – an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake – fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire – a still, small voice.” God is to be found, to be experienced not in nature’s destructive forces, but in the human heart. These themes become a whole. God has created a natural universe, profound in its evolving, interconnected aspects governed by law – what Einstein referred to as “cosmic intelligence.” And humanity is endowed with heart and mind – the freedom to choose, to go forth into the world and to struggle for justice. Be it earthquake or disease, when nature turns on us, we are challenged to mend and heal the best we can. For now, the earthquake victims are surely in our hearts. Yours sincerely, Stephen H. Pinsky

Cantor’s Song

Cantor Carrie F. Barry As you know, each Friday night at Temple Beth Torah we recite the Mishebeirach, the prayer for the sick. We share names of those in our circle of family and friends who are unwell and in need of healing. We say a blessing which alerts God to those who are suffering and we close our benediction with the words, “Baruch atah Adonai, rofeh hacholim…Blessed are You Adonai, healer of the sick.” It is common to question the practice of praying for healing. Does God really hear these prayers? Can prayer possibly heal the sick? These questions, of course, inevitably lead to the relationship between religion and science. Some people may put their trust completely in science, others completely in religion, but our tradition, which has great respect for the field of medicine, gives us the Mishebeirach not as a replacement for medicine, but as a medicinal aid, a balm, while the real work is done. Prayers for healing are meant to provide us with a moment to connect with God, our community and with ourselves. When we ask for healing, we are really asking for strength: strength of faith so that we do not lose our relationship with God during difficult times, strength of character so that we do not become victims to depression in the face of illness, and strength of body to give us the will to fight. The Mishebeirach is only one of many such prayers. On two Thursday evenings in March, the 11th and the 18th, I will be conducting a workshop entitled “Healing and Happiness.” In the class we will explore Judaism’s rich collection of prayers, poems, songs and stories meant to comfort us through life’s more difficult times. We will study examples from our biblical masterpiece Tehilim, or Psalms. We will share our understanding of and experiences with healing, and we will hopefully discover together new words to heal our own aching souls. I offer no magic elixir. There is no prayer that will cure a disease. There are, however, paths to peace: through words, through shared experience, through music and through love. Whether you are unwell, caring for someone who is ill, in need of spiritual guidance, or would just like to hear our tradition’s words of hope, faith, joy and love, I urge you to come join me. My one guarantee? It can’t hurt. B’shirah, Cantor Carrie Barry


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The Preschool Press

Sandy Wilensky

TempleBeth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool The month of February brought my favorite program of the year - Grandparents’/Special Persons’ Day at the preschool. It is heartwarming to see the children interact with their grandparents, and to observe the love and pride in the eyes of the grandparents as they watch their loved ones learn. The Jewish concept of L’Dor V’Dor (from generation to generation) is very important to what we do in the preschool. As we teach children lessons for the future, we do so with a special regard for the spiritual connection the youngest generation has to those who came before them. Research suggests that children find unique acceptance in their relationships with grandparents which benefits them emotionally and mentally. Grandparents can be a major support during family disruptions. Sometimes they're playmates for their grandchildren. They're very often role models and mentors for younger generations. They are also historians -- teaching values, instilling religious and ethnic heritage, and passing on family traditions. Having them in our classrooms is a highlight of the school year. Special thanks to all the parents who donated their time and delicious baked goods, fruits and flowers to the breakfast which preceded the classroom visitation. Kudos to Tanya Siskind and Sherry Derrevere, our VPO co-chairs for this event. For the first time ever, this month our preschool participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a program designed to raise awareness of heart disease in children. The preschoolers learned about exercising to promote a healthy heart and raised money for the American Heart Association by jumping through an obstacle course of kid friendly activities. The preschool is proud to be part of this national program and we thank all of our families for their sponsorships. In addition to raising awareness of heart disease, February is also Dental Health month. To mark this important occasion, all of the three and four year old classes were treated to an exciting and informative dental health program presented by Dr. Lisa Feldman and her staff. The children especially enjoyed going home with new toothbrushes to reinforce the day’s learning. This short but busy month was concluded with Purim festivities. We baked holiday treats and enjoyed a full-scale Purim parade of children adorned in their hand-decorated costumes. Following the parade, parents joined the children and preschool staff for a light snack featuring the hamantachen baked by the children (supplemented by the VPO). Sincere thanks to all the parents who assisted with the baking and the creation of Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus and Mordecai costumes. Thank you Vanessa Gary, from the VPO, for chairing this event. Although registration for Fall classes is now open to the community, it is not too late to reserve a place for your child in our 2010-2011 programs. Please call 793-2649, or stop by the preschool office for more information to schedule a tour or to sit in on a class. Registration for our “Summer of Fun” Enrichment Camp is also in progress. Parents can customize a camp experience by choosing 2, 3 or 5 day a week programs, full or half day. We will be accepting children from ages 2 to 6 years old to participate in many fun filled activities. Look for the new themes of this summer including Color My World,

Up, Up and Away, Who’s in the Kitchen? and Clowning Around.

The month of March promises to be just as busy for the preschoolers as they prepare for Passover. We are looking forward to the return of the Matzah Factory and our own model Seders led by Rabbi Pinsky, Cantor Barry and the teaching staff. As a perfect complement to the preschoolers’ holiday preparation, on Wednesday, March 17th at 9:15am, we are pleased to offer a beginner workshop for parents, “Passover 101: How to host a Seder at Home.” This is a free workshop facilitated by Amy Bergman, Director of Jewish Family Life for the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education. Please call the preschool office 793-2649, for more information. On behalf of the preschool staff, I wish you a very happy Pesach. Sandy Wilensky, Preschool Director


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From the Desk of the Temple Educator

Jodi Kaufman

Last month I attended a workshop sponsored by the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education led by Dr. Jack Wertheimer. Dr. Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary. His area of specialization is modern Jewish history, with a particular focus on trends in the religious, educational, and organizational sectors of American Jewish life since World War II. Dr. Wertheimer published a study called "Schools That Work: What We Can Learn From Good Jewish Supplementary Schools." Based on the study of ten schools, he was able to identify several key qualities of more effective schools. I would like to share those with you this month. Cultivating a Nurturing Jewish Community The best schools intentionally develop a community among their students, staff and parents. Some schools also seek to foster a religious posture in students, helping them to develop a relationship with God through prayers and observance. Engaging with Judaism at a High Level Good schools place an emphasis on taking Jewish study seriously. Class discussions press students to analyze, evaluate and compare texts, ideas, and ethical dilemmas. Exposing Students to Powerful Jewish Experiences Good schools nurture the affective component by providing a range of Jewish experiences. These may include Shabbat programs and retreats, based programs which enable young Jews to give of themselves, music and art activities to engage students in forms of Jewish artistic expression, and deliberate efforts to cultivate Jewish prayer and other opportunities for children to explore matters of the spirit. This experiential component, in tandem with formal learning, is vital, as it provides students with the opportunity to live their Judaism and not only to learn about it. Aligning the School with Its Stated Goals Good schools strive to align all their components with their stated goals. This means that curriculum and teaching, governance and budget, educators and lay leaders all are aligned. Valuing the School, Valuing the Students In most schools under study, students responded positively when they felt valued. They developed positive associations to being Jewish and participate eagerly in the community the school strives to create. Engaging Families in the Educational Process At most, if not all of the schools observed, some parents became more engaged with Jewish living as a result of their children’s exposure to experiences in supplementary schools. Moreover, as they engaged with the schools and participated in family education programs or other Jewish educational activities, parents were transformed. They attest to how the school and their children’s experiences in the school changed their own relationship to Judaism. Recognizing the Complex Interactions of All These Factors The real work of building an effective supplementary school is not only to actualize each of these aspirations so that they become real, but also to hold them in balance. No single one alone will insure a strong program. It is the combination of traits that forges a strong school.

We must continue working towards the vision we put forth as part of the Synagogue School Enhancement Initiative. We must work together to create a school that works better each and every day. Jodi Kaufman, RJE


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Life Long Learning

Fran Lerner

The Spring classes have begun. Rabbi Pinsky will be teaching his history classes. The dates were sent to you on a yellow card a few weeks ago. Don't forget Cantor Barry's classes on "Healing and Happiness." Our April Lunch and Learn will be an exciting one as we gather to discuss the book that Palm Beach County selected for its annual "Read In." Check the newspapers for the announcement of the winner. We will get that news to you as soon as we know. Thanks to a wonderful donation from the Fishman family and your generosity at the Barnes and Nobles sale, we have been ordering books for our library. We are now in possession of two copies of the WRJ's "The Torah, A Women's Commentary." We have added dozens of books to our children's collection as well. We are beginning to plan for next year. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome. You can bring them in person to our next meeting. We meet at noon on the first Monday of the month. Bring your lunch along with your ideas. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can leave your suggestions in the Life Long Learning mailbox. Last of all we want to remind you of our exciting program with our sister temple, Shaarei Shalom. "Two Rabbis, One Book" will take place here at Temple Beth Torah on Sunday March 28th. We will be discussing Rabbi David Wolpe's book "Why Faith Matters." We can promise you a spirited and enlightening evening. R.S.V.P. to the temple office. "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss nothing." Fran Lerner

Brotherhood News

Doug Barr

The Brotherhood and their families ventured down to the Miami Heat Game in February. It was a great time for all. The children had a blast going down to the Heat floor during warm-ups and seeing the players up front. Our Annual Brotherhood Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 2nd at The Palm Beach Polo Club. This is always an A plus event. Mark your calendars and tell your friends. If you would like to get involved in the planning and fundraising please come out to our next meeting. Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, March 9th – Golf Tournament Meeting 5:15 PM Sunday, March 21th – Brotherhood Meeting 9:00 AM Tuesday, April 6th – Golf Tournament Meeting 5:15 PM Sunday, April 18th – Brotherhood Meeting 9:00 AM Douglas Barr TBT Brotherhood President



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Youth Committee Jessica Starkschall, Alisa Adler and Mandy Rubenstein 10th Annual Miles for Smiles for Camp Jenny was a huge success!!! On Sunday, January 31st, 2010 walkers left the Temple at 8:00 a.m. to walk and support TiBToFTY’s efforts to raise money for Camp Jenny. The Temple lobby began to swarm at 7:45 a.m. as walkers young and old came out to show their support. The Palm Beach Post event sent a photographer to show the rest of Palm Beach County the wonderful things being done by our teens and our Temple community. We thank everyone for their donations. With your help, we raised just over $5,000. That is enough to send 12 kids to camp! We won’t stop there. At the beginning of the year we established a goal to send 20 kids to camp. It is not too late to donate!! Let me repeat, it is not too late to donate… and we hope you do. Even though the walk has passed, please continue to send your donations for Camp Jenny to our Temple. A special thank you list to all our walkers and sponsors has been included in this issue of the Shalom. Thank you also to all the parent volunteers that helped to make the event run flawlessly. And finally, a special thank you to Eliza Schlein, TiBToFTY Social Action Vice President for all her hard work in making Miles for Smiles a huge success. In early February, Brendan Green, Justin Kahn, and Will Gendusa traveled down to Miami for Hatikvah Kallah weekend with other middle schoolers from all over Florida. During this event, they got a taste of what all of our TiBToFTyites do when they go away for the weekend to participate in conventions. The boys had a blast and we cannot wait for them to participate in NFTY-STR kallahs with TiBToFTY next year. The end of February saw the Temple’s annual Purim Celebration. Stay tuned to next months issue for highlights and photos from that program!! Special Thanks to the following sponsors:                

Sarah and Aaron Franzblau Dr. Howard Shullman of Shullman Orthodontics The Weber Family The Lebowitz Family The Richarson Family Strathmore Bagels The Bakerman Family Philip and Melanie Levine Steven Milled DDS Lisa and Rabbi Stephen Pinsky Sandra and Barry Riggs The Schlein Family Ian and Cantor Carrie Barry The Levi Family Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood

The Youth Committee will be meeting March 14, 2010 at 9:00 am Jessica Starkschall, Alisa Adler and Mandy Rubenstein


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Cordially invites you to join us for our 25th annual

C OMMUNITY P ASSOVER S EDER AND D INNER Conducted by Rabbi Stephen Pinsky and Cantor Carrie Barry

T UESDAY , M ARCH 30, 2010 AT 5:00 P . M .

Temple Members and Immediate Families …..$47.50 per person Non-members ..................................................…$50.00 per person Children 12 and Under ......................................$18.00 per child Children 5 and Under.........................................n/c

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY MARCH 24, 2010 LIMITED SEATING FOR INFORMATION CALL 793-2700 C OMMUNITY P ASSOVER S EDER AND D INNER Name_____________________________________________________Phone___________________________________ __________No. Member Adults @ $47.50 per person __________No. Non-Member Adults @ $50 per person __________No. of Children 12 and under @ $18 per child __________No. of Children 5 and under @ n/c __________Total Check Enclosed $____________________ Please select your choice: ______# Brisket

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Seating Preference___________________________________________________________________________________

Please make checks payable to Temple Beth Torah and specify any seating preference.


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Guess Your Best… How many Purim Spiels has Cantor Barry written? 3 - 2007 – 2010


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B’nai Mitzvah Students at Temple Beth Torah

March 2010

Logan Jake Weber and Jaclyn Alana Weber, the son and daughter of Caren and Joel Weber, will be called to the Torah as B’nai Mitzvah on Saturday March 6, 2010. Logan and Jaclyn are both Honor Roll students in the gifted program at Wellington Landings Middle School. Logan enjoys water sports, playing chess, reading, photography, and playing video games with friends. Jaclyn’s favorite activities are playing piano and guitar, creative arts, reading, roller blading and spending time with friends. They have been working together to raise funds for Haitian relief. Along with their parents, Logan and Jaclyn will be joined by their brother, Jared, their grandparents, Judy and Frank Wise and Lois and BobWeber, and friends and relatives from near and far. Rachel Ariel Reckseit, daughter of Michelle Reckseit and the late David Reckseit will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on March 13, 2010. She is a seventh grader at Polo Park Middle School where she is on the cheerleading squad. Rachel cheers for the Wellington Jaguars and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Rachel will be joined by her mother Michelle Reckseit, her grandparents Ronald and Jacqueline Reckseit and Marlene Reckseit, and Sam and Shamila Harrinath, along with many caring friends and family members who will share in this special and wonderful occasion.

Young Adult Connection of TBT

Bonnie Stein

Do you have a child graduating from High School or College in 2010? Graduate's Shabbat on May 21 On Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM we will recognize and bless our graduates during Shabbat services. The Youth Committee will recognize each student and provide a gift for this year's graduates. Please help us by sending your graduate's name and the name of the high school/college they are graduating from. Please email or call Bonnie Stein at or 969-9496.


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Temple Beth Torah Calendar of Events

March 2010

Mon Mar 1, 2010 15th of Adar, 5770 Shushan Purim Peschool Parent/Teacher Conferences 9am Hadassah 12pm Lifelong Learning Meeting Tue Mar 2, 2010 16th of Adar, 5770 9:30am Sisterhood Book Club 7pm Confirmation Class Wed Mar 3, 2010 17th of Adar, 5770 Camp Registration Begins Thu Mar 4, 2010 18th of Adar, 5770

Fri Mar 12, 2010 26th of Adar, 5770 7:30pm Shabbat Service Sat Mar 13, 2010 27th of Adar, 5770 Shabbat HaChodesh 9:45am Shabbat Service Sun Mar 14, 2010 28th of Adar, 5770 9am Religious School 9:30am Caring Committee Mon Mar 15, 2010 29th of Adar, 5770 12pm Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Pinsky

Fri Mar 5, 2010 19th of Adar, 5770 6pm Shabbat Dinner 7:30pm Fourth Grade Family Service

Tue Mar 16, 2010 1st of Nisan, 5770 Rosh Chodesh Nisan 7pm Confirmation Class 7:30pm Personnel Committee Meeting

Sat Mar 6, 2010 20th of Adar, 5770 Shabbat Parah 9:45am Shabbat Service

Wed Mar 17, 2010 2nd of Nisan, 5770 9am Parent Program - Passover 101

Sun Mar 7, 2010 21st of Adar, 5770 Mitzvah Day 5pm Grade Seven 6pm Mitzvah Corps

Thu Mar 18, 2010 3rd of Nisan, 5770 7pm Lifelong Learning with Cantor

Mon Mar 8, 2010 22nd of Adar, 5770 Tue Mar 9, 2010 23rd of Adar, 5770 Wed Mar 10, 2010 24th of Adar, 5770 Camp Registration

Fri Mar 19, 2010 4th of Nisan, 5770 7:30pm Shabbat Service Sat Mar 20, 2010 5th of Nisan, 5770 Confirmation Class Trip 9:45am Shabbat Service

Sun Mar 21, 2010 6th of Nisan, 5770 9am Brotherhood Meeting Thu Mar 11, 2010 9am Religious School 25th of Adar, 5770 7pm Life Long Learning with Can- 5pm Grade Seven tor Barry


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Mon Mar 22, 2010 7th of Nisan, 5770 Tue Mar 23, 2010 8th of Nisan, 5770 7pm Board Meeting Wed Mar 24, 2010 9th of Nisan, 5770 Preschool Passover Model Seder Thu Mar 25, 2010 10th of Nisan, 5770 Preschool Passover Model Seder Fri Mar 26, 2010 11th of Nisan, 5770 7:30pm Shabbat Service Sat Mar 27, 2010 12th of Nisan, 5770 Shabbat HaGadol 9:45am Shabbat Service Sun Mar 28, 2010 13th of Nisan, 5770 9am Religious School Mon Mar 29, 2010 14th of Nisan, 5770 Erev Pesach Ta'anit Bechorot Tue Mar 30, 2010 15th of Nisan, 5770 Pesach I 5pm Community Seder Wed Mar 31, 2010 16th of Nisan, 5770 Pesach II


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Alexa Blecher Jamie Fisher Rachel Jockel Mike Lebowitz Jill Levinger Lindsey Moskowitz

791-4658 (CPR Cert.) 667-1421 (CPR/ Heimlich Cert.) 716-7527 204-1366 676-9344 333-3754

Samantha Pescatore Lindsay Rosenthal Paige Salerno Amanda Scher Samantha Schissler

635-1044 602-9570 333-2846 792-0937 373-5560

Welcome to our New Members

We welcome the following new members to our “Temple family” and look forward to their participation in our services and activities. Joel Zaidspiner, Membership Chairperson Jason and Sarah Smith John and Jordana Casciano

Mazel Tov To:

Our B’nai Mitzvah: Jaclyn and Logan and their family Rachel Reckseit and her family

Get Well To:

Tamara Dunn, Dr. Helen Garson, Neil Garson, Irene Haas, Harvey Harnick, Yehuda Konnan, Sandra Meister, Judy Rosner, Brian Schwartz, and Estelle Zangen.

Deepest Sympathy To:

Joel Zaidspiner on the loss of his great uncle, Shmiel Poplopsky Sheryl LeGates on the loss of her uncle, Marty Gomberg


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Gracious Donations

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Honor Of My granddaughter, Rachel Markon’s, debating successes Sylvia Windmueller

In Appreciation For Rabbi’s friendship The Katz Family Anne Waggoner

In Memory Of Susan McComb

Helen & Neil Garson

My father, Icek Leucove


L.M. NEWMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUND FUND In Memory Of Franki, Joshua and Eric Jacobson Abby, Darren, Brandon and Alissa Levy

LIFE LONG LEARNING FUND In Memory Of Bess M. Block Stella Levitt

BILL BENDER CARING FUND In Memory Of Leo Dean Sabina & Mel Dener

Dr. Robert Scheiman

LIBRARY FUND In Honor Of The speedy recovery of Sue Lapinsky

Frank Grbinich

The speedy recovery of Barry Brown

Leonard Schwartz

The B’nai Mitzvah of Jaclyn and Logan Weber



Danielle Levinsohn The Gerardi Family Suzi Grbinich

Rose Schwartz

Lisa & Rabbi Stephen Pinsky

William Weiss

Lisa & Rabbi Stephen Pinsky

Harriet Sumner and Mollie and Alex Fried The Barstein, Moskowitz & Byck Families


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Fran Lerner Fran Lerner

Mimi & Marvin Paris Cyril Gold Dulcie Burns

In Memory Of Dr. Daniel Hammond Claire Marcus

March 2010

Service Calendar Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE/ SOCIAL JUSTICE SHABBAT Guest Speaker, Julia Phillips Berger, noted Jewish Educator, will speak on “ The Cap of Freedom and the Civil Rights Movement” Members of our Fourth Grade will participate in the Service March Birthday Blessings (Beit Menschkin will be available) Saturday, March 6 at 9:45 a.m. B’nai Mitzvah of Jaclyn and Logan Weber Children of Caren and Joel Weber Torah Portion: Ki Tissa, Exodus 30:11-34:35 Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. JEWISH NATIONAL FUND SHABBAT We welcome Ron Bernstein, JNF spokesperson, who will speak on the current situation in Israel and the work of the Jewish National Fund.

Saturday, March 13 at 9:45 a.m. Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Reckseit Daughter of Michelle Reckseit and David Reckseit z’l Torah Portion: Vayakhel/Pekude, Exodus 35:1-40:38 Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. ANNUAL YOUTH GROUP SERVICE This Service will be led by members of TiBToFTY – our Temple’s NFTY-affiliated Youth Group. Saturday, March 20 at 9:45 a.m. Service-in-the-Round Torah Portion: Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5-26 Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. “ Aleinu: The Story of another Prayer” Rabbi Pinsky will continue his discussion of the origin and meaning of a central prayer in our liturgy. Saturday, March 27 at 9:45 a.m. Service-in-the Round Torah Portion: Tzav, Leviticus 6:1-8:36

Shalom March 2010  

Shalom March 2010