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September 2009

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR HIGH HOLY DAYS - 2009 SELICHOT SERVICE Saturday, September 12, 2009 At Temple Beth Abraham 1301 Washington St, Canton Program at 9:00 PM Service following program

SHABBAT SHUVAH Sabbath of Repentance Friday, Sept. 25 Saturday, Sept. 26


Saturday Sept. 19

Candle Lighting

6:11 PM

Evening Service Shacharit Torah Reading Sermon & Musaf Youth Services Conclusion

6:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 10:30 AM 1:15 PM

Second Day of Rosh Hashonah Saturday Sept. 19

Sunday Sept. 20

Candle Lighting Service Shacharit Torah Reading Shofar Sermon & Musaf Youth Services Conclusion Maariv

6:04 PM 7:30 PM 9:30 AM 7:02 PM


ROSH HASHONAH Friday Sept. 18

Candle Lighting Service Shacharit Havdalah

7:10 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:55 AM 11:00 AM 10:30 AM 1:15 PM 6:00 PM

It is a Jewish tradition to visit our dear, departed family members at the cemetery around the Jewish New Year. We urge families to come & visit, & to bring their children, so as to keep this very old tradition alive from one generation to another,L'DOR V'DOR , thus this year The Pride Of Brockton Cemetery South Street Stoughton, Ma will have committee members available on: Sunday, September 13th, 2009 from: 9:30am to 12:30pm Please bring your own prayer books, as the cemetery doesn't provide any . Lots are still available to purchase. You can contact Harriet Robie, (508-587-3250) to arrange for an appointment at your convenience. Happy New Year from the Cemetery Committee

Sunday Sept. 27

Candle Lighting 5:55 PM (candles should be lit before coming to Temple) Kol Nidre Service 6:15 PM

Monday Sept. 28

Shacharit Torah Reading Youth Services Sermon & Yizkor Musaf Mincha N'eelah Conclusion

9:30 AM 10:45 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 PM 12:15 PM 4:30 PM 5:45 PM 6:54 PM

May the New Year bring all the blessings of peace, health, and happiness to you and your families.

Babysitting Babysitting services will be provided, for children below kindergarten age, free of charge, for the High Holy Days. Due to space limitations and in order to provide proper care for the children who will be attending, we are unable to accommodate infants in diapers. This service is provided for children over two years of age and not registered in our Religious School. Reservations MUST be made immediately. NO CHILD WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE BABYSITTING ROOM WITHOUT PRIOR RESERVATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE BABYSITTERS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILD IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A RESERVATION.

Parents must remain in the building at all times during babysitting hours. Babysitting Hours: Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 19 10:30am –1:00pm Sunday, September 20 10:30am –1:00pm Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28 10:30am –1:00pm

See pg 4 for the babysitting form

TEMPLE BETH EMUNAH 479 Torrey Street Brockton, MA 02301 (508) 583-5810 Fax: (508) 583-1360 

affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 

Arye Berk, Rabbi H. David Werb, Rabbi Emeritis Robert Fishman, President Fran Litner, Educational Director Deb Kirsch, Administrator   Bulletin Lisa Riseman, Editor Aaron Riseman Editor Mimi Shapiro, Circulation

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Services Shabbat Friday at 7:30 PM Saturday at 9:30 AM

Daily Weekdays at 7:30PM Sundays at 9:00AM

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Regular Office Hours will resume Tuesday, September 8th Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm Monday Closed Tuesday 1pm-6pm Wednesday 9am-6pm Thursday 9am-6pm Friday 9am-12pm

From The Rabbi's Desk The Sound of the Shofar Can you hear the sound of the Shofar calling? Does the ring of the Tekiah Gadolah, the Great Blast that ended Yom Kippur still ring in your ears as we enter the month of Elul? For some people the blast of the Shofar is a highlight of their High Holy Days experience. For some people the blast ends as soon as the breaking of the fast ends and for some of us we hear the call of the Shofar all year long. The same Shofar that we will again hear sounded each morning starting the 2nd of Elul until the 28th of Elul; that the Rambam explained was a wake-up call to sleepers, designed to rouse us from our complacency. Did you know the sound from this hollowed out ram's horn could have such power over our lives if we just open our ears and listen. Rabbi Arye Kaplan has said one reason that we blow the Shofar is to frighten and confound the evil inclination. That the sound we so lovingly wait for each year has such power to frighten the Yetzer Harah, the evil inclination, and awaken our souls to a higher more spiritual life. We are not taking advantage of this power and the message of the sounding of the Shofar. When we make something like the Tekiah of the Shofar into just a musical note we are losing an important warning alarm for our lives. I am asking you to do something different for these High holy Days that will soon be upon us; I am asking that you begin preparing for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. How we prepare for these three days of the year is not by practicing our sitting for 3 or 4 hours, but by learning more about these special days. We actually have a Halacha, a law, to review the Machzor, the High Holiday Prayerbook, to familiarize ourselves with the words of the prayers. The more we are able to learn, the more prepared we are, and the more meaning we will be able to extract from these Holy days. I am offering 2 classes to aid us in our journeys through the Machzor and these Days of Repentance. The first class will be on Tuesday, September 8, after Minyan at 7:30 PM; and then this same class will be repeated during the day on Thursday, September 10, at 11:00 AM. I hope you will be able to join me for this Prep Work before Rosh Hashana. We will devote another class to prepare for Yom Kippur on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:00 AM; and this class will be repeated on Thursday, September 24 after Minyan. (Minyan begins at 7:30pm.) Both classes will be held in the library at Temple Beth Emunah. If you have a friend who is not yet a member of our community, please feel free to invite them to these 2 learning opportunities. All are welcome! As we enter this New Year of 5770, I want to bless you and your families with a year of peace and happiness. May we all enjoy a year of sweetness together and may we all hear the Shofar in a new and powerful way this year. B’ Sh a l om, Rabbi Arye Berk


2:00 –7:30 PM

PRESI DENT’ SARTI CLE Wh a t ’ sNe w: Our rabbi is new and he is attempting to meet as many of our members as possible. Perhaps, you met him at our Bar-B-Que and Borachu or a ton eofou r“ Me e ta n dGr e e t ”pa r l orme e t i ngs .Att h eBa r -B-Que about 120 people came to eat and greet and then stayed for Shabbat services under the stars –i twa sawon de r f ule v e n i n g .Ou r“ Me e ta n dGr e e t ”pa r l orme e t i ng s ,h os t e dbyt e mpl eme mbe r si nanumber of the t own swhe r eTBEme mbe r sl i v e ,h a v ea l s obe e ns u c c e s s f u l .I fy ouh a v en otbe e nt oa“ Me e ta n dGr e e t ” ,wi t hac h a n c et oc h a ti nf ormally with Rabbi Berk, we are sorry you missed them. If you have not met Rabbi Berk, call him and make an appointment to introduce yourself and perhaps sit down with him for some quick words of introduction. Our Building: Part of our building will be getting a new roof and part of our building will get some new gutters; we have been assured that these two actions will keep the inside of our entire building dry for the foreseeable future. Minyan: Our services are inclusive rather than exclusive; we are a welcoming community and you are welcome to attend. There is a camaraderie which develops among the minyan attendees and it is a great place to find out some of what is going on within our community. Services are held Monday though Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday morning at 9:30 and Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. Come and join us at any of our mi ny a n i m.Al s o,i fy oul i v ewi t h i n10mi nu t e soft h es h u la ndwou l dbewi l l i n gt obe“ t h et e n t hpe r s on ”s ot h a twec oul dc a l ly ou if we are one person short, please email, Aaron Riseman - and we will add your name to the list of on-call minyan makers. Holidays: As summer winds its way to a close, autumn with its vibrant colors and cooler temperatures will be here soon. When I feel the warmth of summer giving way to cooler temperatures, my thoughts will turn towards Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. As the air changes, my thoughts will turn towards these holidays and my preparation for them will begin. Mental preparation, sort of like exercise, gets me ready to pray. The warmth of the sun (even as it moves towards the cooler nights and days) remind me that God placed the sun and the moon and the seasons where they belong and where they return each year. Much like the seasons that return each year, so do many of us return to TBE to enjoy the warmth of the services. As sure as autumn will bring vibrant colors and the harvest the High Holidays should fill us with hope for renewal and return. Renewal that comes both from within each of us and from the seasons as they continue to entice us to look at them as the miracles which they are. I look forward to seeing you during our holiday season so that we can renew our friendships and perhaps rekindle our spirits. Bob Fishman

Announcing a New Contest Win a Gift Card Come up with the best motto for Temple Beth Emunah We looking for something that is short and sweet and represents who we are, and what our Temple stands for. Leave your creative entry with your name and phone number to the Temple office membership box or email Robin Ekpunobi at by Nov 1st. The winner will receive a gift card. Good Luck!

TEMPLE BETH EMUNAH Baby-sitting Baby-sitting services will be provided, for children below kindergarten age, free of charge, for the High Holy Days. Due to space limitations and in order to provide proper care for the children who will be attending, we are unable to accommodate infants in diapers. This service is provided for children over two years of age, and who are not registered in our Religious School. Reservations MUST be made by September 10, 2009. NO CHILD WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE BABY-SITTING ROOM WITHOUT PRIOR RESERVATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE BABY-SITTERS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILD IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE A RESERVATION. Nametags will be handed out to each child upon entering, and must be worn during the time they are in the care of the baby-sitters. Parents must remain in the building at all times during baby-sitting hours.

Baby-sitting Hours Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 19 Sunday, September 20

10:30 AM –1:00 PM 10:30 AM –1:00 PM

Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28

10:30 AM –1:00 PM

——————————————————————————————————————————— Please fill out all information and send to Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey St., Brockton, MA 02301 Attn: Baby-sitting. We need this information by September 10, 2009 Please Print: Name of person responsible for child while in Temple: _____________________________________________ Name of parent (if different than above): ________________________________________________________ Telephone #: _____________________

Address: _____________________________________________

Attending Sat., Sept. 19

Attending Sun., Sept. 20

Attending Mon., Sept. 28

Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________

Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________

Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________ Name of Child_____________________________________________ Age______________

High Holiday Guest and Student Ticket Request Guest---A gue s tHi ghHol i da yt i c k e tma yb epur c ha s e dbyaTe mpl eme mbe ri ngoods t a nd i ngf ort h a tme mbe r ’ srelatives who do not live in what is considered to be the Temple service area. The Temple service area is defined to be the area in which we would normally expect people to become members of Temple Beth Emunah. A Temple member in good standing may purchase a guest ticket for a relative who lives within the Temple service area but only if that relative is a bona fide member of another area synagogue. Members in good standing may also purchase tickets for non relatives who are staying in their homes for the High Holidays or who are staying in area public accommodations and are the member ’ s guests for the High Holiday meals. The ticket committee shall keep records of the name and address of each guest ticket sold and the relationship of the guest to the Temple member.

If you require High Holiday Guest Tickets please return this form by September 10, 2009. All information must be completed. Guest Tickets are $125 per person Full Name of Guest _________________________________________________________________________ Full Address of Guest _______________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip Full Name of Guest _________________________________________________________________________ Full Address of Guest _______________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip Full Name of Guest _________________________________________________________________________ Full Address of Guest _______________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip Full Name of Guest _________________________________________________________________________ Full Address of Guest _______________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip Student tickets are required for all students (eighth grade through college). There is no charge for student tickets. Full Name of Student: ___________________________________________________________ Age: _______ Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________________ Full Name of Student: ___________________________________________________________ Age: _______ Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________________ Full Name of Student: ___________________________________________________________ Age: _______ Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________________ Full Name of Student: ___________________________________________________________ Age: _______ Name of School: ___________________________________________________________________________ Mail Ticket(s) to: Your Name: ______________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________ Street




Please include a stamped self addressed envelope with your request. A check must accompany all requests for guest tickets. Total enclosed $ __________

Temple Beth Emunah is looking for volunteers to join their Literacy team.

Hi ghHol i dayChi l dr e n’ s Services

Members of the Literacy Team go into local Brockton Elementary schools and work with students in their reading and writing skills. Our Team Leader is Tina Langson. She has been working with the JCRC and members of Temple Beth Emunah to help fill the need in our local schools. The commitment is for just one hour a week. All volunteers are trained in how to service these special students. If you are interested in working with children and you enjoy reading please contact Tina Langson at

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur: K thru 6th—10:30am to 1pm 7th thru 12th—10:30am to 11:30am and sanctuary

The Membership Committee invites you to a Special Shabbat Service and Dinner to Welcome Rabbi Arye and Miriam Berk and our New Member Families October 23, 2009 6:00 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Service

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THE FABULOUS FOOD IS BACK! Have you missed the Friday night dinners we had while searching for a new Rabbi? I n s p i r e db yt h eRI S Cc h e f s … Temple Beth Emunah is now hosting monthly Friday night dinners!

Temple Beth Emunah Season Ticket Raffles are now on sale! Win $25 e a c hwe e kf r om Oc t obe r’ 09t hr o ug hSe pt e mbe r ‘ 10 Win $50 each month $1000 grand prize to be awarded on December 1, 2009 Tickets cost $25 each

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The Kick-Off for this new tradition is:

Friday, September 11th Dinner at 6:00pm Services at 7:30pm Please RSVP to the Temple Office by Tuesday, September 8th (e-mail or phone call, followed by check is o.k.)

Social Action T.B.E. Community Mitzvah Project Knitting for Preemies, Newborns, and Moms Do you and /or your kids knit? Please join our Team Project to knit hats for PREEMIES and NEWBORNS at Good Samaritan and Brockton Hospitals. Good Samaritan also needs privacy blankets for nursing mothers and knit animals, such as teddy nears, for the children who come into the ER. Neither hospital has restrictions on type of yarn. If you have a favorite newborn pattern, please use it. The blankets need to be closely knit rather than lacy, and they s houl dme a s ur e24” x 24” .Beap a r toft hi sCommuni t yMi t z v a hPr oj e c t .Whe ny oua r ef i ni s he dwi t hy ourpr oj e c t ,pl e a s ede l i v e ryour caps, teddy bears, and blankets to the temple office. We will collect them through the summer. Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2006, 2007 - All Rights Reserved in preemie and small newborn sizes (first numbers are preemie numbers) COPYRIGHTED seed cap and pattern Size 3 knitting needles 1 oz Caron Simply Soft yarn (or any yarn to gauge)* CO 53 sts (63 sts) Rows 1-8 Knit 1, purl 1 across the row, ending each row on knit 1. This forms the seed st brim. Rows 9- 23 (26): Stockinette st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) Row 24 (27) Decrease Rows: *K1, k2 tog into back of st. Repeat from * across. Row 25 (28): purl Row 26 (29): Repeat row 24 (27) Repeat this pattern of a decrease row and then a purl row until there are about 12 sts left. Purl across. Cut yarn leaving a 14" tail for the side seam.. Run needle and yarn through remaining sts on needle. Pull to draw shut to form the top. Sew side seam. (from start of decrease to end, is only about 1 1/2") * The local hospitals accept caps knot from any yarn. Questions? E mail Tina Langson at

Prep Work for High Holidays 2 Classes 2 Times 2 Chances Rosh Hashanah Prep Tues. Sept. 8, at 7:30 PM & Thurs. Sept. 10, at 11:00 AM Yom Kippur Prep Tues. Sept. 22, at 11:00 AM & Thurs. Sept. 24, at 7:30 PM L e t ’ sGe t Re a d yt oDa v e n !

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Our Temple Families Olivia Crowley On Saturday, September 12th, Olivia will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Celebrating with her are her parents, Stephanie and John Crowley, and her sisters, Lila 11 and Alanna 7. Olivia is in the 8th grade at South Middle School in Brockton. She is on the high h on orr ol l .Ol i v i ai sonh e rs c h ool ’ ss oc c e rt e a m.Al s o,s h ei spa r tofh e rs c h ool ’ s student council and drama club. Olivia also plays sports, participates in competitive twirling, travel soccer and dance. Ol i v i a ’ smot h e r ,St e ph a n i e ,ma deh e rBa tMi t z v a ha tTBEa n dh e rg r a n dpa r e n t swe r ef ou nde r soft h eTe mpl e . Ol i v i a ’ smi t z v a hpr oj e c twa sgoi n gt oHe i g h t ’ sCr os s i ng .Shee n j oy e dpl a y i n gg a me sa n dh e l pi ngt h e m.

I can not begin to express how grateful my family and I are for all that you have done to assist us with our latest health crisis. The Roys have had a very challenging year. We began with deaths in the family, broken limbs, car accidents and now gallbladder surgery gone amuck. Through it all, the temple and its members has been our rock. People did not hesitate to jump right in, offering food, transportation, child care, hospital visits, even giving donations on my behalf with wishes for a speedy recovery. Our new Rabbi wasted no time in giving me emotional and spiritual support, showing that our choice for a new spiritual leader was a great one. My family and I are filled with a true sense of community. Everyone came together, alleviating many worries, reaffirming my faith and l i g h t e n i ngmybur de n,a l l o wi ngmet of o c usong e t t i n gwe l l .Be c a us eo fe v e r y on e ’ sh e l p, Ia mwe l lonmywa yt o once again becoming an active member of the wonderful community that is our temple. B’ s ha l om, Michelle Roy and family

No More Waiting!! Gift cards are now in stock in the Temple Office! Come see our inventory! For Daily Use Or Gifts!

Lord and Taylor Benefit Bash

Tuesday, October 6th (at the South Shore Plaza, Natick Mall, Burlington Mall or Prudential Center Stores) (pre-shopping starts September 26th)

Coupons on items that are hardly ever on sale! Uggs Cosmetics Jewelry …andj us taboute v e r y t hi nge l s ei nt hes t o r e ! A $5 Ticket gets you: 20% off one item 15% off the rest of your purchases Buy multiple tickets for multiple 20% coupons! Use your Lord and Taylor charge card for an additional 10% off!

Tickets on sale in the Temple Office

Jacob N. Lipman Religious School Upcoming Religious School Dates Tuesday, Sept. 8th Thursday, Sept. 10th Sunday, Sept. 13th Tuesday, Sept. 15th Thursday, Sept. 17th Sunday, Sept. 20th Tuesday, Sept. 22nd Thursday, Sept. 24th Sunday, Sept. 27th Tuesday, Sept. 29th -

First class for 2nd through 7th Grades Enrichment OPEN HOUSE –PARENTS WELCOME First day of classes for Pre- K –6 Classes Enrichment NO SCHOOL –ROSH HASHANAH Classes Enrichment NO SCHOOL- KOL NIDREYOM KIPPUR Classes

From the Desk of The Educational school both in our regular school and in special needs are truly invaluable. Director

Jen Faber, Barbara Fine, Hagit Moverman, and Beth Golden will oversee the program. There will be a large focus on hunger and homelessness, elder care and working with Our special needs school continues to grow. special needs children. Course offerings inWelcome back to Hebrew School. We hope Classes meet on Sunday from 9-10. We offer clude ethics, peer pressure, genealogy, and you have had an excellent summer. We are classes from 3rd g r a det hr o ug hB’ Na iMi t z v a h comparative religion. We will bring in speaklooking forward to an exciting and productive and are very proud of our students and their ers, lay professionals, and go on field trips. year. We would like to welcome the new accomplishments. The special needs collabo- We have partnered with Telem through the families who have joined the temple. Thank rative is open to the community. You do not Jewish Community Relations Council of you to the staff and volunteers who helped me need to be a temple member. If you know of Greater Boston, which promotes social justice over the summer; all of their hard work is so any child with special needs looking for a and volunteering among Jewish youth. Please appreciated. Jewish education, please have them contact call the school office for further information. the school office, 508-583-5810. We would like to welcome Rabbi Arye Berk and his family to Temple Beth Emunah. We are excited that Rabbi Arye will be teaching the 6th and 7th grade classes tefillot. Rabbi Arye will be visiting all of the classes in the religious school, getting to know all of your c hi l dr e n .Hewi l la l s owor kwi t ht heB’ Na i Mitzvah families. Please come to the religious school open house to meet with Rabbi Arye.

The Jacob N. Lipman Religious School is teaming up with our L.I.F.E. (Life-long Interactive Family Experiences) Committee to offer many adult education and programs. We are very lucky to be receiving a grant that funds our family education programs. Our family educators are: Jennifer Faber, Barbara Fine, Hagit Moverman, and Leanne Pelser; coordinated by Fran Litner. Many adult education programs will be held on Sunday mornings, 9 AM-11 AM, while the children th Tuesday, September 8 , classes will begin for are in class. Again we will be offering Basic nd th 2 through 7 grades. Open house will be Judaism, Jewish History, Level 1 and Level 2 th held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 9AM to 11 He br e w,B’ Ya c ha df orpa r e nt swi t hy oung AM. This will be a full and exciting morning. c hi l dr e n .B’ Ya c ha dme a nst og e t he r .Ot he r Youwi l lbea bl et ome e ty ourc hi l d’ st e a c hclasses offered will be cooking, and Nosh and ers, choose adult education courses and we Learn with Fran Litner on Thursdays from will be highlighting the upcoming school 1:30-2:30. More information to follow. year. Our terrific teaching staff is: Deborah Bank, Tobi Bloomwald, Caryn Budd, Jennifer Faber, Barbara Fine, Leanne Frank, Beth We are very proud and excited to offer the Golden, Robin Goldstein, Ruth Goldstein, second year of our Telem Program for our 8th Allyson Litner, Hagit Moverman, Leanne through 12th grade students at Temple Beth Pelser, Honey Possick, and Shira Werb. Emunah. The classes will be two semesters, Special needs collaborative staff members each nine weeks long; one week in the Temare: Barbara Fine, Elaine Drobnis, Leanne ple and one week off-site. Rabbi Arye, Fran Pelser, Michelle Roy and Cindy Schnitzer. Litner, and our Family Educators including The teen-aides who enhance our religious

Once again Kosher Korner will be opening on Tuesday before school for students to get a snack. All items are $.75. You will be able to prepay for snacks at the Open House.

Saturday Junior Congregation Services will begin on Oct. 17th. This service is open to all children in grades 3-6 and meets from 10:30 until 11:45 in the small chapel. We hope that you bring your children to participate in this program. Always remember when attending a Shabbat service that proper attire is requested. Wishing you a Sweet Year L’ Sha naTov a h Fran Litner

ALL TEENS Join Rabbi Arye For Dinner & Music In the Sukkah Tuesday October 6, 2009 At 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM


Pur c has eYourLul a v&Et r ogForSukkot Cos t$36 Order by Sept. 22, 2009 E-Mail Rabbi Berk to Reserve

Aaron and Lisa Riseman and Family Invites the congregation, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Sunday afternoon, September 20th, 2009 4:30pm For a Tashlich Service* and Pot luck refreshments following. Bring a dessert to share with everyone Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking to the water source to perform the mitzvah of casting our sins. Adul t sa ndc hi l dr e nwe l c ome ‌. Br e a dwi l lbe provided or you may bring it with you. RSVP: The Risemans, 508-586-6728 *To learn more about Tashlich visit

Brotherhood News Brotherhood Update As I take over the position of Brotherhood President of Temple Beth Emunah, I have to reflect on what got me here. It was an invitation that took place over 20 years ago and like the party guest that never left, I am still hanging around. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of our returning members and to invite the rest of the men in our Temple family to join our organization. For those not familiar with the Brotherhood of Temple Beth Emunah, we are a member of t h eFe de r a t i onofJ e wi s hMe n ’ sCl u bs( FJ MC)a n dac h a r i t a bl ea r mofy ou rTe mpl et h a t works in the community in many areas. These include co-sponsoring with our Sisterhood of the Bob Shrago memorial blood drive, to be held on October 22nd, 2009. We serve di n n e ra tBr oc k t on’ sMa i n s pr i n gh ous eonCh r i s t ma sDa y ,a sl on ga si tdoe sn otc onf l i c t with Shabbat, so that the regular workers can be home with their families; we also prepare the annual Martin Luther King luncheon, this year on January 17, 2010. Additionally, within the Temple community we sponsor such events as: Serving as High Holiday Ushers, building the Temple Succah, sponsoring the new Chanukah dance, leading the local participation in the World Wide Wrap and the Yom Hashoh Yellow Candle remembrance program. The full calendar of events, including our renowned breakfasts and suppers is enclosed for you to put into your wallet for easy reference. It is my sincere hope that in addition to your supporting our public and Temple programs, you will also join us as a member of our Brotherhood and enjoy a few days a year with other Jewish men. Our dues structure for the coming year will remain at $40 per member. As always, new Temple members get a one year complimentary membership to our Brotherhood. So there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by joining. We once again will be including the cost of the paid up supper and election supper in those dues, along with the cost of all breakfasts. For many of you, this means that there will actually be a savings, if you attend most of our events. For those of you who live outside of New England on a fulltime basis, and have continued to support the Brotherhood with your dues, your dues will remain at $30. I look forward to a great year and hope to see you all soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at, or call me at 508-584-9240.

Sponsor a Brotherhood Breakfast For many years, the Brotherhood of Temple Beth Emunah has offered our membership the opportunity to sponsor one of our breakfasts. This is an opportunity to honor the memory of a family member or to honor a Simcha, such as birth, wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The cost to sponsor a breakfast is only $25.00, which goes to offset the cost of the breakfast, as they are free to Brotherhood members. Information regarding your sponsorship should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the breakfast so that it can be included on our breakfast flyer that is mailed to the membership. A list of all Brotherhood events, including the breakfasts is included in this mailing. Payment is due by the day of the breakfast. Below is a form that you may use to sign up for sponsorship. It can be left at the Temple Office or you can sign up by email to me:


Thank you,

Nelson Liberty President Temple Beth Emunah Brotherhood

Nelson Liberty President Temple Beth Emunah Brotherhood Breakfast Date: __________________

SAVE THE DATES !!! Opening Brotherhood Breakfast, Sunday September 13th after 9am minyan

Your Name: _____________________ Exact Wording :

The Brotherhood will host three Flea Market/Craft Shows this year: Sunday November 15th, November 22nd, and December 6th The Famous Brotherhood Train Show will be Sunday November 1st

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Brotherhood of Temple Beth Emunah & The New England Region FJMC (Fe d e r a t i o no fJ e wi s hMe n ’ sC l u b s ) Requests the honor of your company and offer you the opportunity to record a tribute As we recognize

Daniel Goldstein Together with a group of exceptional men from across our Region

Sunday, October 25, 2009 Temple Emunah 9 Piper Road, Lexington, MA 02421 Wi n e sa n dHo r sD’ o e u v r e s : 6 : 0 0p m Service and Awards: 7:00 pm Followed by Dinner Cost: $45 per adult, $20 per child Vegetarian Option Available -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5770 / 2009 Keeper of the Flame

5770 / 2009 Keeper of the Flame Tribute Book

at Temple Emunah, Lexington

The New England Region invites you to participate in the 5770 / 2009 Keeper of the Flame Tribute Book, which will be presented at the Celebration Dinner. Contributions support Club activities and Region activities in support of clubs

Dinner Reservation Form Honoree Name: _________________________________ Attendee Names: ________________________________ ______________________________________________ Telephone Number: ______________________________ E-mail Address: _________________________________ Check here if you are a past honoree ___ # Adults @ $45 _____Check here if Vegetarian Meal______ # Children (pre bar- or bat-mitzvah) @ $20 _____

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Event seating is limited –Please reply early! ___ Greeting line @$18 for up to 50 characters, including honoree name (a separate typed message or email is preferable): Amount Enclosed for Dinner $ _______ + Tribute book $ _______ = Total Enclosed $_______ All copy and payment due September 25, 2008 (please help us by replying early) Ma k ec h e c k sp a y a b l et o“ T e mp l eEmu n a hBr o t h e r h o o d ”

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BROTHERHOOD SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS The tradition continues Please join us as we celebrate a Shabbat under the stars Friday evening, September 4th We welcome Shabbat at 7:30pm on the portico, followed by an oneg in the Temple rotunda. Reser v at i onsar enotr equi r ed,butpl easecal lt heTempl eof f i cet ol etusk nowi fy ou’ r ec oming, as this is important in our preparations for a wonderful evening. This is a great family affair, so join us under the stars September 4th.

Dan Goldstein –Brotherhood 2009 Keeper of the Flame Sisterhood Judaica Shop Do you need that special Gift ? Start your shopping at the Sisterhood Judaica Shop. Come in and see all of the new merchandise. We have everything for that special Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Bride - to-be, and Housewares for the new home owner and, we are in the process of restocking the gift shop with all new merchandise. From tzedakah boxes to beautiful Shabbat candle sticks. Our prices are very r e a s ona bl e .Don’ tmi s soutont he beautiful selections. Don’ tf or ge ta l lofyour Bar/Bat Mitzvah needs Yarmulkahs can be ordered in your special colors

Hours: Sunday 9-11am –andby appointment: Heidi Bourque 508-828-9515 Robin Ekpunobi 781-4243276 Sharon Wolf 508-238-1507

Dan Goldstein has lived in the Brockton area for 50 years. He and his wife Ruth have been TBE members for 39 years. Temple life has always had a special meaning to both of them. They have been blessed to raise their children at Temple Beth Emunah. Today they are proud parents of Louri and her husband Brad and Todd and his wife Kim. They are proud Nana & Papa to Rachel, Sarah and Sam. As proud as they are of their family, they still everyday mourn the loss of their beloved Michelle in 1987. Dan became involved with the brotherhood right from the start. He was asked to help out in the kitchen and has yet to leave it. It was in these early days that Dan was introduced to Slivovitz, a tradition that has been passed to every generation that comes to our Brotherhood. He has cooked for brotherhood breakfasts and almost all other Temple functions including Brotherhood Sabbath, membership suppers, Tot Shabbat and ma nyoft h eTe mpl e ’ sa nn i v e r s a r yme a l s .In 1984, when Dan was named Brotherhood Man of the Year, he even cooked that dinner unaware that he was the recipient. He has volunteered at the Bob Shrago Blood Drive, Flea Markets, train shows and Texas Holdem nights. He was brotherhood president from 1987-89a n dbr ou g h tt h eFe de r a t i on’ s Yom Hashoah Candle program to our Temple. Dan has been involved in many Mitzvah programs. Dan was chairing the MainSpring House project, which involved the cooking and serving of a Christmas meal to the residents allowing non Jews to be home with their family. This was long before the Synagogue Council started Project Ezra. This program is still going strong. While brotherhood President, the chapter received the Torch Award for fundraising for our Flea Market which will be celebrating its 36th year this year. Last year he even took on the enormous responsibility for cooking the Keeper of the Flame dinner with his many volunteers. Many said it was one of the best meals served for this function. His most famous achievement in Brotherhood has been his participation in Brotherhood Sabbath where he leads the Silent Amidah. With all his brotherhood involvement he has spent many years working for the Temple. He has been a Bingo volunteer for over 30 years, and house Committee Chairman a couple of times. Dan is currently overseeing the roof replacement. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Temple for several years. In his leisure time he enjoys spending time with his children and especially spoiling the grandchildren, playing golf, traveling and of course cooking. On the preceding page is an invite to join us in honoring Dan at the Keeper of the Flame dinner and to buy an ad for the tribute journal.

Pareve Apple Nut Cake

by Stacey Jacobs

  2 cups flour   2 teaspoons baking soda   2 teaspoons cinnamon   1 teaspoon salt   4 cups chopped, cored, unpeeled apples such as Jonathan   1 1/2 cup sugar   1.2 cup oil   2 large eggs, beaten   2 teaspoons vanilla   1 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup raisins (optional) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Mix apples and sugar in large bowl. Stir in oil and mix well. Stir in eggs, vanilla and nuts. Add flour mixture and raisins. Stir just until moistened. Scrape into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake has pulled away from sides of pan. (30-40 minutes) Cool on wire rack.

The Temple Beth Emunah section of Plymouth Rock Cemetery offers families an affordable, well-maintained location as a final resting place. We offer our community two options: the Temple Beth Emunah section and Shaarei Emunah: the Gates of Faith Interfaith section. The cemetery is located on Pearl Street (west side) just south of Belmont Street (route 123) in Brockton. For more information please contact Mort Saftler (508) 587-2470.

APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NYC 215 east 80 street, apartment4f huge one bedroom condo converted into a 2 bedroom (wall can always come down) 24 hour door man building (amazing doormen) great location, by the subways, buses, central park asking for $630,000 which is not bad common charges are $405.28, may go down to the 3's in 2011 not sure real estate taxes: $351.58 -large one bedroom condo -separate kitchen redone floors, new dishwasher -brand new living room conditioner -hardwood parquet floors -southern exposure -approx. 759 sq ft -24 hr doorman bl ding -in house health club -package and bike room -large laundry room -garage but not included with building but next door, you can go out through the building

-kitchen: 6x10 -bathroom: 5x7 -bedroom: 10'4x16'6

-living room/dining room: 12x27'2 (2ND bedroom divide that in half and is the same size exactly we split it evenly so it is a big size bedroom you can fit a king size bed in there)

RABBI H.DAVID WERB MEDITATION GARDEN AND TEMPLE BETH EMUNAH HONORS WALKWAY Would you like to commemorate a special occasion, such as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding, anniversary, or birthday; or honor or memorialize your loved ones? You can purchase a personalized, laser engraved brick to be placed in the Rabbi H. David Werb Meditation Garden or the Temple Beth Emunah Honors Wa l kwa y ,bot hl oc a t e di nt h eTe mpl e ’ sKor i m Courtyard. The net proceeds go towards the Te mpl e ’ sEn dowme n tFun d,whi c hh e l psou r Temple and Religious School. Your purchases will keep Temple Beth Emunah strong for many years to come, and also add to the beauty of the garden - an area for reflection, relaxation and enj oy me n t .Pl e a s ebes u r et ov i s i ti twh e ny ou ’ r ea t the Temple. 4”x8”a n d8”x8”br i c k sa r ea v a i l a bl e ,a n da r e permanently laser engraved with your special inscription. Please pick up an order form at the Temple office, or call for more details.

Temple Beth Emunah Affiliated with United Synagogue of America July 16- Aug 20, 2009 The Temple thanks you for your support. Nedorim donation $5.00 Minyan Circle Donation - $10.00 Chai Circle Donation $18.00 Silver Circle Donation $25.00 Special Gifts Donation - $50.00+ Please help us expedite matters by making all requests in writing, with complete names and addresses, including zip codes. RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND Donated by: In Memory of: Howard & Sharon Shore Marion Newberger Roz Nelson thank-you for your container story YAHRZEIT Donated by: In Memory of: Judy Fishman my father Melvin Louison Judy Fishman my mother Naomi Louison Judy Fishman my brother David Jon Louison Benedicte Powell David H. Powell Benedicte Powell Israel Richman Morton Saftler Rose Saftler

STEPHAN & MICHAEL WOLFE FUND Donated by: Frances Wolfe

In Memory of: Mother's Yahrzeit

NEDORIM Donated by: In Memory of: Selma & Bill Kracoff Lillian Richman Cele & John Lubin Lillian Richman Jack & Barbara Lillian Richman Alan & Leslie Kaplan Dorothy Millman David & Carol Orloff Dorothy Millman Rhoda & Eli Factor Dorothy Millman Reva & Alan Castaline Marion Newberger Bruce & Carmela Caplain Marion Newberger Rhoda & Eli Factor Marion Newberger Mel & Marilyn Spivck Dorothy Weintraub Roz Nelson Marion Newberger Roz Nelson Lillian Richman

Evelyn Schiffman

In Honor of: Tina Langson

For the Recovery of: Bob & Judy Fishman John Lubin Marilyn & Richard Cohen John Lubin Rena Hurwitz John Lubin Roz Nelson John Lubin Roz Nelson Georgia Shapiro

MAZEL TOV TO: Donated by: In Honor of: MICHELLE GOLDSTEIN BORNSTEIN FUND Cele & John Lubin Morton Grosser's 80th birthday Donated by: In Memory of: Harriet & Joe Robie Lillian Richman Ruth & Dan Goldstein Lillian Richman WISHES FOR A REFUAH SHLEMA: Melvin & Elizabeth Goober Dorothy Millman Ruth & Dan Goldstein Dorothy Millman Carol Orloff For the Recovery of: Marilyn & Jason Shapiro Harriet Thompson Marilyn & Jason Shapiro John Lubin JACOB N. LIPMAN RELIGIOUS FUND Donated by: For the Recovery of: Fran & Dave Litner & Family Michelle Roy Fran & Dave Litner & Family Sarah Greenspan Fran & Dave Litner & Family John Lubin In Memory of: Fran & Dave Litner & Family Marion Newberger

SAFTLER FAMILY FUND Donated by: In Memory of: Morton Saftler Carole Marcello Morton Saftler Prudence Ross Morton Saftler Charlotte White Morton Saftler Lillian Richman Mortn Saftler Dr. Leo Miller ADAM SLOTNICK FUND Donated by: In Memory of: Barbara & Stan Ashman IMurray Ashman's Yahrzeit In Honor Of: Barbara & Stan Ashman John Lubin"s special birthday For the Recovery of: Benedicte Powell John Lubin

Georgia Shapiro Cele & John Lubin Michele Roy WE MOURN THE PASSING OF: Lillian Richman Dorothy Millman Marion Newberger OTHER FUNDS YOU MAY DONATE TO: Aliyah Fund Herbert Cohen Fund Teen Aide Scholarship Fund Prayer Book Fund Rabbi H. David Werb Meditation Garden Rabbi H. David Werb Youth Endowment Fund Harry Belinsky Fund Dr. Stuart Birnbaum Defibillator Fund David Licter Scholarship Fund Stuart Koretz Fund Bella Kovick Fund Harry & Bessie Lemelman Fund Lawrence Liberman Fund Craig Mendelson Heb. School Fund Mark Mendelson Fund Richard Rosen Learning Series Schair Memorial Lecture Fund Hilary Schutt Fund Maxine Steinberg Fund Edward Teller Fund Louis & Ruth Zax Fund

Kosher Style Cooking, Homemade Soups, Matzos Balls, Brisket, & Kugel. Just like Bubbe used to make. Catering for all occasions. Shiva Platters, Graduations, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and many more. Hosts: Ina & Mike Schwartz 111 Belmont St So. Easton, Ma. 02375 Phone: (508) 230-8074 Fax: (508) 230-9065

September 2009 Sun




1 Brotherhood 2 Board Meeting






Sisterhood Board Meeting 7:30pm



9:30am Cemetary Service Hebrew School grds pre K to 6 & open house Brotherhood breakfast 9am


Kol Nidre 6:15pm


Hebrew School grds 2—7 Rabbi class 7:30pm




22Bd of Directors 23 7:30pm

28 Yom Kippur 9:30am






Shabbat Services Shabbat Under Stars 7:30am 9:30am




Shabbat dinner & Service 6pm




Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at 6:00 PM


2nd day Rosh Hashanah 9am









Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Crowley 9:30am Selichot service at 9pm in Canton

19 1st day Rosh Hashanah 9am

26 6:04pm

Shabbat Shuvah 9:30am


Bob Shrago Memorial Blood Drive Once again it is time to start to think about our annual blood drive. Thi sye a r ’ sbl oo ddr i vewi l lbeh e l donThur s da y ,Oc t obe r22200 9 from 2 to 7:30 PM. Last years drive brought in over 80 pints. We turned away no one. This year we would to donate 100 pints of blood. We ask that members recruit other members or friends or co-workers. You need not be a member to give blood. All donations are accepted. The blood drive is our way of honoring the memory of our past Brotherhood President, Bob Shrago. Bob gave his heart and soul into our Blood Drive. Help us keep his memory alive.


Friday, Sept. 25 Candle Lighting 6:04 PM Service 7:30 PM Saturday, Sept. 26 Shacharit 9:30 AM Havdalah 7:02 PM Sunday Sept. 27 Candle Lighti...

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