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massive budget cuts made to our state schools in the last five years.


In the same sermon I challenged our congregation to personally get more involved with community projects, particularly in the area of mentoring at-risk children. Our own Tikkun Olam-Social Action Committee (TOSAC) is partnering with the prestigious Children’s Law Center (whose CEO is our member Leslie Heimov) to offer mentor training. Every school district has programs to place community volunteers with individual children as math and English tutors. As the People of the Book how can we tolerate the waste of a child’s mind? For additional information please email

Do Not Separate Yourself from the Needs of the Community Al Tifrosh Min HaTzibbur (Pirke Avot) Steven L. Silver, Rabbi

Dear Friends, On Yom Kippur I challenged our congregation to get more involved in Jewish activism in various ways; specifically with regard to Israel advocacy. I believe that it is essential to visit Israel so we can see for ourselves what is at stake. As I said in my Kol Nidre sermon, as long as we have not personally walked Israel’s streets, tasted its food, drunk its water, smelled its soil, Israel is an idea only, not a reality. How can we claim to love Israel when we have not made the effort to experience Israel personally? To that end, Cantor Jessica and I will be leading a Temple Menorah Mission to Israel this July. Further information will be available on-line soon. On Yom Kippur morning I focused on the terrible situation of our public school system, which has the highest student-teacher ratio of all 50 states and is 47th in per pupil funding. How can that be when California is by far the richest state of the 50! I urge you to look at Proposition 30 this November 6th which will restore a portion of the

Lastly, we have arranged for the two major candidates for the newly apportioned 33rd congressional district to meet with our congregation. Businessman and community activist Bill Bloomfield (I) will address the congregation on Saturday, October 13 and will speak about the Genesis of a Political Activist. Thank you Harvey & Joan Roth and Gerry & Valerie Hale for co-chairing this program. Congressman Henry Waxman (D) will address the congregation on Friday, October 19 and will speak about Iran and the Oil Embargo. Thank you Rascha Hall (chair) and Geoff Hirsch, Cliff Numark and Nelson Zager co-chairs of this Program. Please join us for our first Community Shabbat Dinner of 5773 following the service. There is a $22 per person fee for the dinner with reservations before October 9 ($30 ppn from October 10). Reservations should be made with Paola at


5773 Temple Menorah Gala Honorees Leslie Friedberg became active in the Tuvia Parent Committee in 2006. She served as Kindergarten Room parent, Tuvia Committee Chair, Tikkun-Olam Co-Chair as well as President of the Parent Committee from 20112012.

erev shabbat (weekly)

6:00 pm – Nosh & Social 6:30 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat

shabbat morning (weekly)

10:00 am – Shacharit Service Kiddush Lunch follows service

sukkot morning service Monday, October 1 - 10:00 am

family tot shabbat Friday, October 5 - 6:30 pm

shemini atzeret & yizkor service Monday, October 8 - 10:00 am

simchat torah celebration service Monday, October 8 - 7:00 pm

shir shabbat service Saturday, October 20 - 10:00 am

shalev b’lev service 1,000 Shabbat celebrations Friday, October 26 - 6:30 pm Candle lighting times are located in the enclosed calendar

parashat ha shavuah October 13 October 20 October 27

Bereshit Noach Lech-Lecha

COMMUNITY TEMPLE MENORAH simchat torah Monday, October 8 - 7:00 pm A traditional oneg of apples and ice cream sandwiches will follow the service.

Leslie became a member of Temple Menorah in 2009 and is off to a fast start contributing to our community. For example, she recently Co-Chaired and produced, Leslie Friedberg along with Megan Cotugno, the Charlotte Diamond Concert which brought hundreds of people beyond Temple Menorah community and was a key fundraiser for the Tuvia Playground project. Leslie has enjoyed taking adult education classes at Temple, including Judaism 101 and 102 and plans to tackle Hebrew with Cantor Jessica. She enjoys spending time with her family — husband Russell, Hunter in 3rd grade and Hamilton in Kindergarten. Her hobbies include gardening, running and yoga. Before becoming a full time Mom, Leslie was a math teacher, specializing in AP Calculus. She fits in to our Temple equation perfectly! Faith Goldman has been a Temple and Sisterhood member since 1980. She served as Sisterhood Program VP, along with Bonnie Leopold from 19851988 and has also served as Sisterhood Corresponding Secretary and Sunshine Committee Chair. Faith received the Sisterhood Women of Merit Award in 2009. She has been Chair of the Sisterhood Bereavement Committee for over six years, facilitating approximately 30 funeral receptions. Faith Faith Goldman serves on the Bikkur Cholim Committee and recently accepted a position as a Trustee on the Temple Board. Faith produced the show, Slow Boat from China; a journey finding Robert’s past, that was a successful Sisterhood fundraiser in 2005. She is very involved in the Rosenberg Cultural Center; as a participant, presenter and committee member. Faith also brings Shabbat light and joy to the Pacific Inn residents weekly and reaches out to Temple members who are unable to get out of the house. Faith treasures her daughter Naomi, her son Sam and his wife Melissa, and Harry who has been the love of her life for the past 17 years. Her hobbies include cooking—she baked and donated 2000 slices of mandle bread for Purim in 2008. In short, Faith is one of Temple Menorah’s key ingredients!

Reserve space in

the Tribute Book information contact Ann Gotthoffer at or (310) 291 2982 Deadline October 12


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Donations Needed for our

Silent Auction For information contact Les Latner at or (310) 316 6955 Deadline October 30

Alissa Materman has been affiliated with Temple Menorah since 2002, when her daughter Maia, who will become Bat Mitzvah next year, began Tuvia preschool. From the beginning, Alissa took on various positions in the Tuvia Parent Committee, becoming Co-Chair of the Committee in 2005. In 2009 she became bat mitzvah along with 8 other

Alissa Materman fabulous adults with whom she still shares a special

bond. In 2010 and 2011, Alissa was the chairperson of the Religious School Committee, a position that came with a Board seat — a small fact that was not uncovered until after she accepted the role! In 2012, Alissa stepped up to organize our first-in-a-long-time Temple Menorah Congregational Retreat and Family Camp this year at JCA Shalom, where we had more than 50 Temple members for an amazing weekend. Between Temple activities, volunteering at the kids’ school, working at UCLA, and being an active member of her high school’s reunion committee, Alissa does not have much spare time. When she finds a free moment, she enjoys reading and drinking wine with the book group girls, theatre-going and other artistic endeavors. She learned the importance of volunteerism and giving back from her parents, in-laws, and grandparents and is proud to demonstrate to her children how they can also make a positive difference through actively engaging with the Jewish community and causes that are important to them. Alissa, along with her very supportive and understanding husband Dan, daughter Maia, and son Darin, who is now in 4th grade Religious School, feel an amazing kinship with Temple Menorah. They truly feel like it is their home.

Meet the Candidates for the 33rd Congressional District SHABBAT SERVICE & A KIDDUSH LUNCHEON with BILL BLOOMFIELD (I)

Genesis of a Political Activist 10:00am ‐ Shacharit Service   12:00pm ‐ Kiddush Luncheon   


Iran & the Oil Embargo 6:30pm ‐ Shabbat Service   7:30pm ‐ Shabbat Dinner               

RSVP ON or BEFORE October 9, 2012   adults ($22) children ($18)    


RSVP AFTER October 9, 2012   adults ($30) children ($23)  

RSVP to Paola at at the Temple office   or online at  

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Gerard & Becky Amzallag Sanda Barnat, Eric, Leah & Benny Daley Neda, Nalani & Nova Dardashti David, Lisa, Rylee & Chelsea Goldfarb Frieda & Jack lampert Rochelle Land Louise Sirota Richard & Eileen Smernoff Kevin Vaughan

MAZEL TOV Diane & Cliff Numark, on the birth of their daughter, Pearl Elizabeth Numark Ben Lichtman & Zhanna Pinkus, on the birth of their son, Joshua Morris Lichtman

CONDOLENCES Temple Menorah and its members extend heartfelt condolences to the families of:

Burt Belzer, on the loss of his wife, Gerry Belzer Morleen Golub, on the loss her husband, AnnofKates Maxine Adams Howard Korman Pat Alexander Jeff Golub Bob Lerner David Bates Nacha Lesser Burt Belzer MISHEBEIRACH

Elaine Levine Gerry Belzer Temple Menorah wishes speedy DianeaLevy Robert recovery Berliner to the following people: Keith Lewis David Blackburn Priscilla Lewis Bob Blafkin Phillip Kaufman Pat Alexander Marguarett London Marjie Block Vicki David Bates ViolaKaufman Lucero Don Buschhoff Edith Koslow Robert Berliner Ben Markman Jaye Cohen Judge Lavine David Blackburn Tillie Bess Markman Brett Davidson Nacha Lesser Bob Blafkin Mildred Milstein Jodi Davidson Keith Marjie Block Janet Lewis Neu Alice Dewey Priscilla Ron Botwin Cheryl Lewis Niden Joyce Dumtschin Elaine Levine Don Buschhoff Carlos Obando Sidney Entin Viola Brett Davidson ErikaLucero Robinson Essie Farber Ben Jodi Davidson Jeff Markman Sampson Mark Feldman Tillie Alice Dewey John Markman Schugel HarryDumtschin Fischman Mildred Milstein Joyce Ava Schwartz Dorothy Fogel Janet NeuSpector Sidney Entin Patricia Nancy Friedman Carlos Obando Essie Farber Karen Stone Sylvana Hems Jeff Sampson Dorothy Fogel Gloria Steinberg Samuel Herron-Goldman John Schugel Nancy Friedman Spencer Witkin Cantor Beth Garden Arthur Schwartz Sylvana Hems Shari Yellin Alan Gershman Ava Schwartz Alan Gershman Tuba Zinger Jeff Gitomer Patricia Spector Samuel HerronAndrew Goldberg Gloria Steinberg Goldman Larry Goodfried Karen Stone Naomi Goldman Irwin Gross Spencer Witkin Larry Goodfried Edith Koslow Claudio Wolff Catherine Gotthoffer Shari Yellin Irwin Gross Tuba Zinger Ann Kates

Would you like a visit from Rabbi Silver or a name added to our Mishebeirach list? Please contact Paola Hirsch at the Temple office (310) 316-8444 or to let us know how we can help you.


Tuvia Kid’s Club

SUKKOT 5773 Friday, October 5 Family Tot Shabbat Dinner & Craft 5:30 pm Family Tot Shabbat Service in the Sukkah 6:30 pm (bring sweaters and blankets!)

Fruit Pie & Ice Cream Oneg 7:30 pm Please bring your favorite fruit pie! Temple Menorah will provide the ice cream.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Grades K-5 Andrew Paskil Kids Club Supervisor Our Mission To serve South Bay families by providing an enriching experience and fun-filled learning environment. Kids will practice necessary homework skills within an exciting planned curriculum. The program is founded on the values of respect, responsibility, diversity, and community. Why Tuvia Kids Club? For Parents: Year-round programs available Safe, caring environment Family and movie nights

We teach:

Homework prioritization & time management skills Organization and study skills Children with special needs are welcome (Prior appointment with the Director is required.) Hours of Operation 2 – 6 pm** September-June **Also open full days on RBUSD days off Special arrangements made for

Monday, October 8 Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Service 10:00 am Simchat Torah 7:00 pm Calling all families, kids & adults to celebrate the beginning of the Torah cycle. A traditional oneg of apples & ice cream sandwiches will follow the service.


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For Kids: Theme-based planned activities Fitness, games, teambuilding Fun and Learning

Kindergarten children TKC is a non-sectarian program

Lori Davidson Kids Club Director 310.316.8997

PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENT UPDATE Tuvia and the Temple Menorah community celebrated the completion of the new Tuvia playground, Maureen Liner Memorial School Yard, with a dedication ceremony and Kiddush lunch after Shabbat services on September 15. The playground is named in memory of beloved Tuvia teacher Maureen Liner and the Kiddush lunch was hosted by Maureen’s parents Judy and Mort Liner. About 150 Menorah community members were in attendance as well as family and friends of the Liners. The Liners gave a short speech and Leah Ackermann thanked playground committee chair Evy Jacobson and committee member Peter Cotugno for their efforts with framed hand-made art she created. Peter’s construction industry expertise has been essential to the project. He has also secured $90,000 worth of in-kind donations in materials and skilled professional service to build the bathroom and oversee construction of the playground. As you may know the full scope of the projects includes Phase One, the playground remodel, which is complete, and Phase Two, building a two-stall bathroom adjacent to the playground. This bathroom is important as it helps potty-training children (no walking down a very long hallway) and aids teachers in staffing and supervision while on the playground. Since the dedication ceremony, the Playground Improvement Committee has raised almost $5,000, which covers the cost of sealing the roof and installing the windows. The project still needs $7,000, which will make installing the toilets and sinks possible and then the bathroom will be usable! You can help by purchasing a tile for the dedication wall or by making a direct donation to the playground fund.

Monday, October 8 7:00 pm

The deadline has been extended to October 8. Contact Evy Jacobson with any questions at (310) 701-9541 or


Be Enlightened, Be Enriched, Be Knowledgeable. What better way to start the New Year than to learn more about our heritage, culture and tradition thru Torah with a warm and congenial group.

Join us as the Torah will be completely unrolled for all to behold!

Saturday, October 6, 9 am ‐ Rabbi Deborah % Saturday, October 13, 9 am ‐ Rabbi Silver 

TODAH RABAH!! Dede Moya, Barbara Hirsch, Corey Newman, Jaye Cohen, Joanie Schoeny, Eli Pilowsky, Keri Cohen and Carla Bradford for your help in the office!


EVENTS ROSENBERG CULTURAL CENTER Monday, October 1st Closed Wednesday, October 3rd

rabbi’s sukkot tisch (table)

Rabbi Steven Silver will hold a discussion and meal in the Sukkah, including the children of Tuvia singing a few songs and a festive holiday lunch.

Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm Cost: $10 Everyone

hevrat torah with Rabbi Silver

Sunday, October 21st

Tuesdays, 11:00 am

“the rabbi and the shiksa”

A revival of the wildly popular play about scandal, romance, duty and friendship. Sunday brunch in Hollywood before the play. Time: 11:00am – approx. 5:30pm Cost: $50 Member; $55 Guest Wednesday, October 24th

“argo” movie with morgan

Trip to the movie theater to see recent release “Argo.” Lunch at Temple Menorah, followed by discussion led by Morgan Land.

Monday, October 8th Closed Wednesday, October 10th

faberge exhibit at bowers museum Private docent tour of the Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars. Lunch provided.

Time: TBD approx. 11:00am – 4:00pm Cost: $30 Member; $35 Guest Monday, October 29th

“book of eli”

Time: 10:00am – approx. 3:00pm Cost: $35 Member; $40 Guest Monday, October 15th

member stories – joe reines

Joe will recount tales from his interesting childhood and early life. Lunch will be served, followed by “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” film screened at Temple Menorah. Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $12 Member; $15 Guest

Wednesday, October 17th

member stories – faith goldman

Faith will speak about Shanghai’s history as a wartime refuge for Jews during WW2 and lead a discussion on “The Port of Last Resort” film screened at Temple Menorah. Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm Cost: $12 Member; $15 Guest


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Epic film screened at Temple Menorah. Introduction and discussion led by Michael Kraus. Lunch provided. Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm Cost: $12 Member; $15 Guest Wednesday, October 31st

point counterpoint – middle east update

Rabbi Steven Silver and Dr. Howard Laitin will speak about current topics. Followed by lunch and “2012: Time for Change” film screened at Temple Menorah.

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $12 Member; $15 Guest

Torah Study incorporates reading the weekly Parasha and studying various contemporary commentaries on the portion. Open group discussions and reading from the regular Torah book rounds out this lively form of worship and study with Rabbi Silver.

yiddish club

Thursday, 11:00 am We are looking for some new members to join our warm, friendly, fun loving group which enjoys reading humorous Yiddish anecdotes, singing and watching DVD’s of old Jewish comedians and Yiddish movies. The Yiddish we read is in Transliteration (phonetic English words) and all levels of Yiddish ability are welcome. We meet weekly on Thursday at 11:00 am for one hour. One of our members says “It is the highlight of the week!”

judaism 101 classes begin Thursday, October 11, 7:30 pm Judaism 101 is a class designed for people who want to gain an intellectual knowledge of Judaism as well as the skills to perform basic rituals. It can also serve as a “refresher” course for those returning to a more active synagogue life. The class meets once a week for a total of 18 weeks during the year. The course is broken down into two 9-week sessions - attendance at all 18 weeks of the class is a requirement for conversion.

women’s torah study group Saturday, October 6, 9 am Rabbi Deborah

Saturday, October 13, 9 am Rabbi Silver Be Enlightened, Be Enriched, Be Knowledgeable. Held on the first and second Saturday of each month at 9:A.M. Our first session will be taught by Rabbi Deborah on Oct. 6th and the second session by Rabbi Silver on Oct. 13th… What better way to start the New Year than to learn more about our heritage, culture and tradition thru Torah with a warm and congenial group. We need your interest and your attendance to keep this wonderful program going. So please support us in this worthy endeavor.

SISTERHOOD sisterhood board meetings Wednesday, October 3 Wednesday, November 7 6:30 pm schmooze & nosh 7:00 pm meeting begins

sisterhood lilith Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm For information on how to join our Lilith magazine discussion group, contact Lynn Schubert at 310-376-3984 or

A N D AC T I V I T I E S annual membership party Sunday, October 21 - 12:30 pm YA YA Sisterhood - The Joy of Sisterhood Temple Menorah Social Hall. The affair is complimentary for current Sisterhood members $36 for all other guests Contact Andrea at 213-840-1704 or

sisterhood membership To join or renew your membership Contact Elaine at 310-370-0677 or

sisterhood tributes Send a beautiful message for any occasion while making a donation to Sisterhood. Contact Marcia Spanier at 310-378-3156 or

plant a tree in Israel to recognize or memorialize family, friends and loved ones. To purchase a tree and have Sisterhood send a Certificate of Recognition contact Lori Ernster at 310-375-8743 or

4 th -6 th grade retreat


Spend a weekend at the beautiful Shalom Institute in Malibu! Our 4th-6th graders will join students from other reform congregations as far away as Santa Barbara and Palm Dessert. The cost is $180 including transportation. Contact Randi for more information or to RSVP.

family tot shabbat

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11

1 st grade field trip

Sunday, November 18, 8:45 am

All 1st grade students and parents are invited to join us at the Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball museum for a fun-filled morning of learning. We will meet at 8:45am in the garden room to begin the morning.

6 th grade family education program All 6th grade students and their parents gather to learn together. We will be learning about Al Shlosha Devarim. Join us at 9:00am in the garden room to begin our special time together.

confirmation parent meeting Sunday, November 18, 12:30 pm All 10 grade parents are invited to discuss Confirmation. Join us as we organize for this special milestone.


Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, & 30 November 6, 13 & 27 4:30-6:30pm Join us in this amazing performing arts program. Work with talented specialists and learn performance skills while you learn more about Judaism. 1st graders and older welcome to participate, adults too! Contact Randi at or 310-316-8444 for more information or to sign up.

sukkot picnic lunch Sunday, October 7, noon Join other Religious School families for a picnic in the sukkah. Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks and otter pops for dessert.

shir shabbat

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am Shabbat morning with the entire Religious School community. What could be better! All classes will be participating in the service which will be followed by a festive Kiddush luncheon and Israeli dancing with Lee. Please note that this takes the place of Religious School for the next day.

rs parent committee meeting Sunday, October 28, 9:15 am

Interested in being more involved in your child/ren’s Religious School experience? Want to help expand and improve our program? Then join us at this introductory meeting to find out how you can participate.

Tuvia 3 year olds participating Our evening begins at 5:30 pm with a familyfriendly craft, followed by dinner at 5:45 pm, service at 6:30 pm, and a potluck dessert oneg with Israeli dancing following the service. RSVP to Naomi Garcia at with the number and names of all attending. This program is open to everyone, both members and guests!

kindergarten open house November 14, 7 pm

Sunday, November 18, 9:00 am



Friday, November 2, 6:30 pm Gratitude and Jewish Book Month.

YOUTH myclub Sunday, October14,12-3pm

Create your own Music Video!

MY Club is Menorah Youth Club and open to all 3rd. 4th and 5th graders and their Jewish friends. Contact Daniel Sher for more information at or 310-316-8444 ext 113.

club noar October 17, 6:30-8pm

Info Meeting, includes dinner

Club Noar welcomes all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to join us for our events and programs. Contact Daniel Sher for more information at or 310-316-8444

kids night out Saturday, October 13, 5:30 pm “Smurfs” Saturday, November 3, 5:30 pm “Madagascar” Take a break on us! Bring your kids over to eat and play with some of our Camp Menorah and Tuvia staff while you enjoy a kid-free evening! $36 for the first child and half for siblings; all new programming and activities for multiple age levels from 2 years through 5th grade. RSVP to Daniel at or 310-316-8444


Sunday, October 14, 9:30 am Temple Menorah

Sunday, October 28, 12:00 pm Temple Menorah

During the past year, the Social Action Committee, under the direction of Gail Rodkin, committee chair, has been focused on making the Committee a more vital and integral part of the Temple Menorah family. We are striving to create events that both benefit and connect with our three core areas of interest: the synagogue community, our local community, and the Israeli community.

foster kids need your voice! Educational Advocacy Training October 14, 2012 at 1pm Nearly three quarters of children in foster care currently perform below grade level, and nearly half have been held back in school. Forty-six per cent of foster youth fail to complete high school, compared with 16% of non-foster youth. Once they leave the foster care system, typically around age 18, more than half of foster youth are unemployed, almost a third will become homeless, and one in five will be incarcerated within two years. To addresses this need the CLCC Children’s Advocate program trains individuals to serve as a child’s advocate at their schools to ensure the requirements of the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) are being met and that their education needs are being taken care of. Join us and make a difference in the life of a child! For further information on how to support these projects, contact:



IN GRATITUDE: Patrick Benedek Morleen Golub

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND IN HONOR OF: The B’nai Mitzvah Class, by Mel & Sally Feldman David’s Bar Mitzvah, by the Zaro family

IN MEMORY OF: Lorine Latner, by Les & Nora Latner Joyce Sudhoff, by Mel & Sally Feldman

CHOIR FUND IN HONOR OF: Cantor Jessica Hutching’s & Dan Spector’s beautiful High Holy Day music, by Michael & Kelly Bluman The High Holy Day Choir, by Lynne La Fleur

BERNARD SPANIER MEMORIAL L'ATIDENU FUND IN MEMORY OF: Gerry Belzer, by Marcia Spanier Eugene Letvin, by Jane Letvin Flora Matles, by Viviana Birnbaum Bernyce Schmerken, by Marcia Spanier & Rose Wain

MITZVAH / GENERAL FUND Les and Nora Latner Lela and Gerry Sarnat Bonnie and Harvey Siegel

IN HONOR OF: Gila Katz’s ordination, by Robert & Ellen Meyer

IN MEMORY OF: Thomas Lenighan, by Maureen Evans Evelyn Davison, by Maureen Evans Lesley Evans, by Maureen Evans Mary Diamond, by Morleen Golub Pinchas Kharkats, by Alexander & Gina Kharkats Margaret Koch, by Robert Koch Jack Kuperman, by Charles Kuperman Jeff Golub, by Rickie & Gary Sefton Roger Sirota, by Louise Sirota Lillian Elkin, by Miriam Sleven Chaia Urmacher, by Uri Urmacher

JOE KATZELNICK SOCIAL ACTION FUND IN MEMORY OF: Jeff Golub, by Robin & Neal Bychek Jacob Casper, by Edward Casper Hyman Rosenfeld, by Leonard & Diane Rothstein Julius David Seide, by Paul Seide

TUVIA HEDY GUTMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN MEMORY OF: Jeff Golub, by Judy & Jay Stahl Enamuel Stahl, by Judy & Jay Stahl Hedy Gutman, by Helen Dennis

NEU HELP THE NEEDY FUND Janet Neu IN MEMORY OF: Alexander Berks, by Bill & Muriel Berks Jack Diamond, by Bill & Muriel Berks Julius David Seide, by Paul Seide

CAMP FUND Gwendolyn Tremail

IN MEMORY OF: Robert Zendle, by Lynn Schubert


TUVIA PLAYGROUND FUND Robert Barone Barbara Brook Bubble Rock Productions Marilyn Burns Johanna Cohen The Cotugno Family Lynne Hunter Dale Thomas & Gordon McWilliams Katheryn Leiter Juve Ron & Lois Maurer Anton Mink Allen & Susan Shall Michelle and Kevin Smith Lori Streicher Ellen Tarlow Margo Tarlow

IN HONOR OF: Mort & Judy Liner’s 49th anniversary, by Heath & Katherine Liner

IN MEMORY OF: Maureen Liner, by Sara Brown Everett Jacobson, by Joel & Carol Andrykowski Selma Krouse, by Aaron Krouse Eli Zendle, by Lynn Schubert Maureen Liner, by Eve Wechsberg


YOUTH FUND TUVIA SCHOOL FUND IN MEMORY OF: Michael Hollander, by Sandra Horwitz


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IN MEMORY OF: Michael Porzucki, by Joe & Elaine Porzucki

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND IN MEMORY OF: Marc Emmerman, by Scott Emmerman


Diane & Cliff Numark on the birth of your daughter Pearl Elizabeth from Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Barbara Stokes, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Madeline Eble, Ann Gotthoffer, Lynn & Roy Schubert, Ellie Preston Reed, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Michelle Dean, Lori Ernster, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Nancy & Bill Hirsch, Ruth & Al Blinder, Gladys & Irv Rubin, Ellie Preston Reed and Marcia Spanier Judith Schwartz on you 75th birthday from Gail Weinstein Faith Goldman a Gala Honoree from Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Judy & Ed London, Michelle Dean, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Ann Gotthoffer, Madeline Eble, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier Gila Katz on your Ordination, from Nancy & Bill Hirsch Wendy Wengrow on the birth of your granddaughter Pearl Elizabeth Numark from Ann Gotthoffer, Judy & Ed London, Ellie Preston Reed, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Lori Ernster, Michelle Dean, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Barbara Hirsch, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Ruth & Al Blinder Dale & Howard Korman on the birth of your granddaughter Pearl Elizabeth Numark from Ann Gotthoffer, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Michelle Dean, Lori Ernster, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Barbara Stokes, Gail Weinstein & Michael Kraus Rabbi Silver on your 60th birthday from Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Barbara Stokes, Judy & Ed London, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Michelle Dean, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Lori Ernster, Madeline Eble, Ann Gotthoffer and Marcia Spanier Phyllis & Jerry Marcus on your special birthdays from Gail Weinstein Marilyn Boudin on your birthday from Gail Weinstein


Burt Belzer on the loss of your wife, Gerry Belzer, from Ruth & Al Blinder, Elaine & Ben Berris, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Ann Gotthoffer, Michelle Dean, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence and Kelly & Mike Bluman Carole & Ed Casper on the loss of your sister-inlaw, Gerry Belzer, from Michelle Dean, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Ann Gotthoffer, Ruth & Al Blinder, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier Sunny Felburg on the loss of your grandson, from Laura Dubrow and Andrea & Glenn Lawrence Renee Rodson on the loss of your cousin, Sabuel Eiserman, from Laura Dubrow and Andrea & Glenn Lawrence Cynthia & Marv Cohen on the loss of your cousin Steven Katz, from Ellie Preston Reed

Joan & Harvey Roth on the loss of your niece, Felicia Kaplan, from Ellie Preston Reed Harriet Allyn on the loss of your husband, Irwin Allyn, from Ruth & Al Blinder Morleen Golub on the loss of your husband, Jeff Golub from Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Ann Gotthoffer, Barbara Stokes, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Michelle Dean, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Carole & Ed Casper, Ellie Preston Reed, Gladys & Irv Rubin and Marcia Spanier Milt Birnbaum on the loss of your sister-in-law, Sue Delott, from Evelyn Greene Carla Bradford on the loss of your mother, Cleone Edwards, from Michelle Dean, Valerie Hale, Kelly& Mike Bluman, Lori Ernster, Judy & Ed London, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Madeline Eble, Ann Gotthoffer and Marcia Spanier


Jeff Gitomer from Cathleen & Scott Richland, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Barbara Hirsch, Ann Gotthoffer, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Michelle Dean, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Nancy & Bill Hirsch and Marcia Spanier Howard Korman from Cathleen & Scott Richland, Barbara Hirsch, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence and Michelle Dean. Marjie and Mark Block for 5773 from Marcia Spanier Bill Berks from Anna & Chuck Greenberg Jeannie Knell from Nancy & Bill Hirsch

Our next blood drive is Sunday, November 18, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM . Please save the date and plan to join us. To make an appointment, or for more information  contact Ann at (310) 291‐2982 or or  go to American Red Cross info at:    Thank you!  

Many thanks to Erika Robinson for her donation honoring the many friends who sent Tributes and blessings for her good health. DONATIONS TO THE EVA COHEN INTERGENERATIONAL FUND Janet Neu in memory of friend Gerry Belzer Miriam Schulman in memory of mother Hannah Grossman Lil Olander in memory of father Robert Levine

For information regarding Sisterhood Tributes or to send a Tribute, please call Marcia Spanier at 310-378-3156

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Friday, December 14, 2012 Nosh 6:00pm * Service 6:30pm * Dinner 7:30pm

For more information contact Ann at (310) 291-2982 or at Event sponsored by Sisterhood of Temple Menorah



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Temple Menorah has a double plot at Hillside Memorial Park to sell. Please contact Robin Franko at or (310) 316-8444 for more information.


1101 CAMINO REAL REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277 Phone: (310) 316-8444 FAX: (310) 540-7677 WWW.TEMPLEMENORAH.ORG

Steven L. Silver, Rabbi x 104 Jessica Hutchings, Cantorial Soloist x 123

Address Service Requested

Robin Franko, Executive Director x 109 Randi Sher, Director of Education x 108 Lori Davidson, Tuvia Director x 120 Jessica Tourtelot, Rosenberg Cultural Center x 125 Daniel Sher, Director of Camp & Youth Programs x 113 Dan Spector, Music Director Cathleen Richland, President Tuvia School of Temple Menorah (310) 316-8997 Sue-Anne Silkes, Layout and Design Marcia Spanier, Editor

Join Us at the 40thAnnual

Concert & Service Hosted by

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:30 pm

The opportunity to learn the ancient text of our people, chant its mystical melodies, and be transformed through Torah. The year begins with a review of basic Hebrew pronunciation, followed by learning prayers, and followed by learning to chant from the Torah. The culmination of the class will be B’nai Mitzvah that will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Wednesday evenings at 6:45-8:15pm Part I begins Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (contact Cantor Jessica directly if you would like to enroll in the class without the B’nai Mitzvah component.) For further information, or to enroll, please at contact Sue-Anne at or (310) 316-8444.

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Cost $180 o Attached is my check (Payable to Temple Menorah)


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Tribute Book Order Form

Black & White Gala Dinner November 3rd, 2012

Honoring Leslie Friedberg Faith Goldman Alissa Materman Please Check Tribute Size: Full Page Half Page Quarter Page Sixth Page Tribute Sixth Page Coupon

6 x 7 1/2 inches 6 x 3 1/2 inches 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches

$ 1000 $ 500 $ 250 $ 75 $ 100

Mazel Tov List





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________________________________________ Temple Menorah & Tuvia Kids List Include ALL of my children on the Kids List congratulating our honorees.

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Tribute orders due by October 12th, 2012 Regretfully, late entries cannot be accepted. Donor / Company name:_____________________________________________ Phone: _____________________email:__________________________________ Enclosed is my check payable to Temple Menorah for $______________ Please bill my credit card for $ _____________ VISA MC Number:________________________ Exp:_______ Name on credit card:________________________________________________ Signature:__________________________________________________________ Mail completed form with payment to: Temple Menorah/Tribute Book • 1101 Camino Real • Redondo Beach, CA 90277 For information contact: Ann Gotthoffer at 310 291-2982 or

Temple Menorah Silent Auction Donation form Donated Item Title:

Please provide a brief description of the donated item for use on the Auction Bid Sheet listing as many details as possible.

List any restrictions or black-out dates and/or expiration dates for item or gift certificate.

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Person to be contacted regarding donation: Donations of cash, goods, or services are tax deductible. No goods or services were provided in return for this donation. Please make a copy of this donation form for your records. The committee reserves the right not to accept any item; those items will be returned to the donor. Once donated, all items become the property of Temple Menorah.

For information contact: Megan Cotugno at 310-644-4836 or THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF TEMPLE MENORAH! Donations will be accepted in the Temple office through Sunday, October 20 For Office Use Auction Category

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\ South Bay Jewish Softball League? Yes. We are planning on starting a Jewish Softball League in the South Bay for men and women over 15 years of age. With this in mind we are inviting you to join us for this one time friendly pick-up game to be held on

Sunday October 28th, 2012 from 2:00 to 5 P.M., at

De Portola Pak in Torrance

Rolling Hills Road, between Crenshaw and Hawthorne

Please RSVP for head count to:

11 01 Camino Re al Redon do Beac h, CA 90277 ( 31 0 ) 316 -423 3

Looking Ahead

october Birthdays and Anniversaries Birthdays 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 14 15 15 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22


Adrian Berger Shelley Fineman Roberta Hamilton Daniel Sher Gail Heimov-Weinstein Michael Lipstein Paityn Spector Gabriela Dreyer Isabella Levinson Mildred Milstein David Morrison Suzanne Nastaskin Eliana Stuart Joshua Zager Patricia Alexander Rebecca Feinerman Haley Greene Caryn Musicer Staci Lawrence Dave Dreyer Elijah Aron Alexis LeVee Samuel Schwartz Scott Marantz Cameron Windt Emily Albert Susan Laskoff Eugene Knell Joshua Kesselman Roy Schubert Merrill Spicker Macey Kim Alfredo Rosenberg Joshua Fogelson Alexys Berman Jason Majors Emily Dean Kayla Kaplan Louise Sirota Jean Adelsman Samaya Welter Viviana Birnbaum Gustavo Feder Morleen Golub

Ester Farber

23 24 25 25 25 26 27 27 27 27 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 31

Aaron Richland Jeff Manson Jill Albert Cooper Lelchuk Kelsey Newman Lynn Schubert Jennifer Birnbaum Leah Daley Sonia Musnikov Seymour Sundell Cory Kaplan Brian LeVee Carol Andrykowski Alex Berger Stephen Goldberg Esther Kahan Roy Steinfeld Faith Goldman

Anniversaries 2 6 6 7 8 14 15 17 18 24 25 28

Jennifer & Scott Emmerman Marjie & Mark Block Lori & Andrew Hoye Mariana & Jeffrey Gitomer Miriam & Jaime Abaud Ellyn & Alan Reback Roberta & Marc Hamilton Hal Light & Dr. Susan Stolovy Lauren Kim-Zaro & Lee Zaro Paola & Mike Hirsch Rose & Mark Berman Melissa & Scott Golper

Recognize your friends and family by contributing to a fund in their honor Bernard Spanier Memorial L’Atidenu Fund – supports special programming including guest scholars, enhanced educational opportunities and high profile speakers. Camp Fund – provides additional funding to enable Camp Menorah to offer greater choices in activities and enrichment programs.

Choir Fund – helps cover and expand choirrelated supplies. Continuing Education Fund – subsides the cost for guest speakers. Flower/ Landscape Fund – provides additional funding for the gardens. Hedy Gutman Tuvia Scholarship – assists families in financial stress to send preschool-aged children to Tuvia School. Joe Katzelnick Social Action (Feed the Hungry) Fund –food to be served monthly at the various homeless shelters and soup kitchens located in the South Bay community. Mitzvah / General Fund –support the ongoing activities around Temple Menorah. Neu Help the Needy Fund –to ensure that every hungry family and child have enough food to fill their tummies. Prayer/Torah Book Fund –replace old and torn prayer books with fresh new copies. Religious School Enrichment Fund –provide enhanced programming and educational opportunities for the children in Religious School. Rosenberg Senior Cultural Center – enhance the outstanding programming delivered to the senior community at Temple Menorah. Scott Silver Memorial Library– help purchase new books and materials for the library. Tuvia Playground Fund-help remodel the Tuvia playground with new equipment and bathrooms!. Tuvia School- enables enhanced programming and educational opportunities for the children and faculty. Youth– support our Youth Center with new

furniture & equipment.

November Events 1

Executive Committee Meeting


Family Tot Shabbat & Dinner




KNO & Sleepover

9-11 4th – 7th Grade Retreat 14 Club Noar 15 Board of Trutees Meeting 18 Blood Drive 18 MYclub 20 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

B’nai Mitzvah Robert Katz Emily Dietz

December Events 1



Tuvia Hanukkah


Executive Committee Meeting


Family Tot Shabbat & Dinner

14 Shir Shabbat Service & Community Hanukkah Dinner 19 Club Noar 20 Board of Trutees Meeting 26 Winter Camp Begins through January 4, 2013

October 2012 Tishrei/ Heshvan 5773 Sunday September 30 9:00am Religious School 9:00am Building the Sukkah Party 12:00pm Social Action Committee Mtg. 7:00pm Erev Sukkot Service October 7 9:00am Religious School

October 14 9:00am Religious School 9:30am Social Action Committee Mtg. 4:00pm Tuvia Family Picnic

Monday October 1 Sukkot Day1

Tuesday October 2 Sukkot Day2

10:00am Sukkot Service Temple & Tuvia Closed October 8 10:00am Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Service 7:00pm Simchat Torah Temple & Tuvia Closed October 15 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

Temple & Tuvia Closed October 9 10:40am PACE 4:30pm Kochavim 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

Wednesday October 3 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School 7:00pm Sisterhood Mtg

Thursday October 4 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Exec. Mtg

October 10 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School

October 11 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

Friday October 5 9:00am Jazzercize 5:30pm Craft & Dinner 6:30pm Family Tot Shabbat Service (6:13pm)* October 12 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service (6:04pm)*

October 16 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

October 17 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School

October 18 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101 7:30pm Full Board Mtg

October 19 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service 7:30pm Community Shabbat Dinner with Rep. Henry Waxman (5:45m)* October 26 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shalev B’Lev Service 1,000 Shabbats Across America (5:48pm)* November 2 9:00am Jazzercize 5:30pm Craft & Dinner 6:00pm Family Tot Shabbat Service

October 21 No Religious School 12:30pm Sisterhood Membership Party

October 22 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

October 23 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

October 24 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School

October 25 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

October 28 9:00am Religious School 12:00pm Social Action Committee Mtg. 3:00pm Club Noar

October 29 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

October 30 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

October 31 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr

November 1 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

No Religious School


Saturday October 6 9:00am Torah Study Program 10:00am Shabbat Service

October 13 9:00am Torah Study Program 10:00am Shabbat Service Visit with Bill Bloomfield 5:30pm Kids Night Out October 20 9:00am Torah Study Program 10:00am Shir Shabbat Service

October 27 9:00am Torah Study Program 10:00am Shabbat Service

November 3 9:00am Torah Study Program 10:00am Shabbat Service 5:30pm Kids Night Out & Sleepover 6:00pm Temple Gala

* Shabbat Candle Lighting Time

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