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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 ďƒŹ HESHVAN/KISLEV/TEVET 5773 VOL. 69 NO 9 WWW.TEMPLEMENORAH.ORG

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RABBI Shir Shabbat and the Next Generation Steven L. Silver, Rabbi

Dear Friends, A few weeks ago two hundred Religious School students and their families joined the 'regulars' on a Saturday morning for the first Shir Shabbat (literally 'Shabbat song') of the season. Shir Shabbat is an awesome worship service involving a full band, tefillot projected onto a giant screen on the Bimah and dozens of students ascending the Bimah to sing the various parts of the service to tunes old and new. The Torah service is even more innovative; we dance the Torah from the ark into the Social Hall where a giant table awaits so we can unroll the scroll to enable the little ones to see as Rick Muller chants the ancient text. As this great spectacle unfolded before my eyes I had a sense that a high point in the life of the synagogue and my own rabbinate had been achieved. For twenty five years we have carefully nurtured the next generation so that some day they will take our place in the Sanctuary.

We have done this with Tot Shabbats, Festival celebrations (think N'eilah, Simhat Torah and Purim) and various formats for Religious School services. Yet the goal of bridging the younger families into Shabbat morning worship has been elusive. Afterall, it requires greater Hebrew fluency and time commitment. At the same time we have invested in the shabbat morning minyan so that the spiritual life of the community would have a place to encounter more forcefully the majesty of Torah and the power of communal prayer. Creating Shir Shabbat on a sabbath morning was a gamble. What if the minyan we have so tenderly nurtured was offended by the use of technology, the band, the exuberance of the young? What if the Religious School families refused to attend? As the tempo of the service picked up I surveyed the faces of the regulars. Their broad smiles and toes tapping to the rhythm of the younger generation's music told the story. Suddenly I had difficulty in distinguishing between the younger generation and the veterans. Could it be that a new generation of 'regulars' is beginning to emerge? Is not the appeal of our tradition eternal and ageless? With special thanks to Cantor Jessica, Randi Sher, Dan Spector, Rick Muller and Aliya Stuart. Our next Shir Shabbat format will be a Family Celebration of Hanukkah , on Friday, December 14th with both our Tuvia and Religious School students participating. Our festive dinner will be prepared by Sisterhood.


TEFILAH erev shabbat (weekly)

shabbat morning (weekly)

Over the past few months, David Dreyer and his Membership Committee have been developing new and exciting events for the Temple Menorah community. Their goals are to re-energize our existing member-base, develop new ways of marketing our synagogue to prospective members with an increased emphasis on welcoming our new congregants.

family tot shabbat

Towards that end, we will be profiling members who have a unique story in an attempt to highlight what comprises our Temple Menorah community; future articles will profile a member, family, or business that relects who we are. Please feel free to forward your suggestions for future columns to Geoff Hirsch (grhirsch@verizon.net).

6:00 pm – Nosh & Social 6:30 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat 10:00 am – Shacharit Service Kiddush Lunch follows service Friday, November 2 - 6:30 pm

ADAM, DEBBIE, RYANN & NATHAN GOLDBERG – FRESH BROTHERS PIZZA

family hanukkah shabbat Friday, December 14 - 6:30 pm

PIZZA ON PASSOVER?

shalev b’lev service

For the Goldberg family, that’s not surprising. Adam and his wife, Debbie, have been members of Temple Menorah for nearly 10 years. In addition to starting a successful, family-owned business, Fresh Brothers Pizza, (currently with eight stores), they balance a busy work schedule with their role as Jewish parents. Their twins, Ryann and Nathan, both attended Tuvia pre-school and were members of the first kindergarten class.

Friday, December 21 - 6:30 pm Candle lighting times are located in the enclosed calendar

parashat ha shavuah November 3 Novembeer 10 November 17 November 24 December 1 December 8 December 15 December 22 December 29

Vayera Chayei Sara Toldot Vayetzei Vayishlach Vayeshev Miketz Vayigash Vayechi

Both the Goldberg family and their business contribute extensively to Temple Menorah. “We’ve introduced several members to Temple Menorah” Adam states proudly. And Fresh Brothers Pizza is a major sponsor of the Purim Carnival, among other Temple events. In fact, their product is seen at Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes, Tot Shabbat, and even at Temple Board meetings.

COMMUNITY TEMPLE MENORAH

Their stores feature several unique items, and emphasize a “kid-friendly” atmosphere and menu; including a “special kids pizza sauce”, (it’s loaded with vegetables-but still ‘yummy’), and even “matzah pizzas” for Passover. How nice it is to have such vital members of our congregation, especially when they contribute such important food groups as pizza.

Adam Goldberg - Founder Fresh Brothers Pizza

family hanukkah shabbat latke bar Friday, December, 14 - 5:30pm

So, next time you see Adam, or any of the other Goldbergs, at temple, please say: “SHALOM.” www.freshbrotherspizza.com

OUR B’NAI MITZVAH Robert Katz

Emily Dietz

November 10 | Chayei Sara Son of Debra Katz

November 17 | Toldot Daughter of Donna & Andrew Dietz

B’NAI MITZVAH PROJECT I believe that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection. Therefore my Bar Mitzvah Project is to assist in obtaining needed supplies for the Los Angeles ASPCA. As of now, the ASPCA is in need of dry dog and cat food. Please bring unopened bags and boxes of pet food to the box outside of the Temple office and on November 10th outside the sanctuary. I will bring them to the Los Angeles Hawthorne branch of the ASPCA. If you are interested in a shelter tour go to http://spcala.com/locations.php Thank you for your support, Robert Katz

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Adam cited the “strong sense of community” as a major benefit of being affiliated with the synagogue. “It’s a great support system for the kids; their friends may all go to different schools, but they are able to have and maintain friends from all over…”

FROM CANTOR JESSICA Are you ready for the most exciting Shabbat Service yet? Friday night, December 14th, 2012 will undoubtedly be the Hanukkah/Shabbat celebration that you have been waiting for. This evening involves ALL of our Temple Menorah Religious School, Tuvia, and youth choir children, but also features our sisterhood and their delicious latkes! But wait, that’s not all… We will have our first ever (since I’ve been here) musical artist in residence, Seth Ettinger and his band, to help lead us in fantastic Shabbat and Hanukkah music. The evening will be a time to schmooze with our wonderful community, dance to some great music, sing your heart out to the beauty of prayer in song, and where the whole family can enjoy Shabbat and Hanukkah together. I’m so excited! Are you?! I hope to see you there!


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Estelle & Chuck Carlson Mort & Judy Liner Pat, Cory, Olivia & Jacob Moss Suzanne, Allen, Juliette & Lucas Sussman Lisa Waxman & Amanda Kalaydjian

MAZEL TOV Rebecca & Seth Goldstein, on the birth of their son, and Lorrie & Jesse Levine on the birth of their grandson Benjamin Isaac Goldstein

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

Friday, December 14, 2012 You’re invited to join us for a Latke Bar, Music, Dreidels, Games & so much more! 5:30pm LATKE BAR come taste different kinds of latkes from sweet to savory

6:30pm SPECIAL HANUKKAH SHABBAT all Tuvia & Religious School children participating 7:30pm FESTIVE HANUKKAH DINNER lovingly prepared by our sisterhood

RSVP by December 7 for the Early bird price: $15/adult, $5/child No RSVPs accepted after December 7 RSVP to Paola at phirsch@templemenorah.org

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!   

TEMPLE MENORAH’S     

 

family menorah project SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 18TH & DECEMBER 2ND  12:30—2:30 PM   

CREATE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM WHEN YOU DESIGN & MAKE   YOUR PERSONALIZED CERAMIC MENORAH. 

Arty Bailey, on the loss of her mother, Alice Jones Jonathan Frey, on the loss of his father, Thomas Frey Lina Haskel, on the loss of her father, Jaime Diaz Toni Wolff, on the loss of her brother, Edith Koslow Maxine AdamsArthur Frankel Ann Kates Pat Alexander Howard Korman David Bates Bob Lerner Burt Belzer

MISHEBEIRACH

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

 

This is a family project for preschoolers to seniors.    Cost:  $54 per family/menorah  Please contact Randi at Randi@Templemenorah.org for questions and to RSVP   

S PA CE   IS   LIMITED   SO   PLEA SE  RSVP  QUICKLY ! 

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 phirsch@templemenorah.org to let us know how we can help you.

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TUVIA PRESCHOOL IS PROUD TO PRESENT HARVEST PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Tuvia School children will explore the similarities between Sukkot and Thanksgiving by recalling their fun and learning during Sukkot and preparing a meal, from scratch, to eat communally.

Friday November 2 2012

Even though the people, time periods, traditional food, and geographic locations are extremely dissimilar the basic reason and traditional celebrations have much in common. Both are about harvest, family, food, and tradition. Young children have very little, if any, concept of time especially when it is longer than a few days. Consequently, teaching them about pilgrims, “Indians”, or the origins of Sukkot is meaningless. However, they are ready to learn about who they are, where they live, and their cultural and religious celebrations and traditions.

HANUKKAH CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

GRATITUDE & JEWISH BOOK MONTH Tuvia 3 year olds will participate 5:30 pm: Craft  5:45 pm: Dinner ‐ RSVP required!  6:30 pm: Children’s Service  7:15 pm: Potluck Dessert Oneg   $30 per family or $15 per person   if you RSVP by Oct. 31   

($40 per family & $20 per person afterwards)     

RSVP to Naomi at  ngarcia@templemenorah.org   or at the Tuvia office  

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The Tuvia School parents and the members of the Rosenberg Cultural Center are excited to present the Family Hanukkah Celebration! Each class will sing or dance dressed irresistibly in costumes designed by Tuvia teachers and created by their students! A delicious holiday lunch will be served. Reservations are required. Contact Lori Davidson, Tuvia School Director or Jessica Tourtelot of the Rosenberg Cultural Center.

TUVIA SCHOOL WINTER CAMP NEW!

DECEMBER 26 - 28 & JANUARY 2 - 4

For all children 2 to 5 years old All programs 9am to 1pm $45/day for Tuvia Families $55/day for (non-Temple and non-Tuvia members $55) Includes: planned thematic activities, art, music, movement, stories, supplies, and supervision. Wednesday, December 26 - Polar Bear Days Thursday, December 27 - Teddy Bear’s Picnic Friday, December 28 - Parades and Such Wednesday, January 2 - Dinosaur Digs Thursday, January 3 - Free to Be . . . Me Friday, January 4 - Up, Down, and All Around!

TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL: Week 1 or 2 $115, both weeks $225 - Fulltime 7:30am-6pm $450 for both weeks. Extended hours 7:30-9am & 1-6pm $10/hr. For more information or to register contact Lori Davidson at (310) 316-8997 or ldavidson@templemenorah.org.


TIKKUN OLAM SOCIAL ACTION CORNER

Our next blood drive is 

Sunday, November 18  8:00 AM – 1:30 PM 

November 9, 10 & 11 We are thrilled to let you know that The Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) has been selected as one of two winners of United Oil Company’s Annual “I Got It” Campaign! CLC, and the 28,000 abused and neglected children they represent need your help. Temple Menorah is proud to support CLC’s work by participating in their Adopt A Family for the Holidays and Education Advocacy Projects. Now you can help too – simply by filling your gas tank.

Please save the date   & plan to join us.  To make an appointment, or for more information  Contact Ann at (310) 291‐2982 or anngott@aol.com or  go to American Red Cross info at: www.givelife.org.     

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 9th, 10th & 11th 2¢ a gallon on all gasoline sold at all 125 United Oil Company owned gas stations will go directly to CLC! All you need to do is fill up your tank as you normally would, at one of United Oil Co’s gas stations – and be sure to have your friends and family do the same. That’s it!!! Click here http://www.unitedoilco.com/locations and enter your zip code to find the nearest participating gas station. United Oil owns MANY gas stations that go by other names including Chevron, 76, Arco, and Shell….Mark your calendars – and spread the word!

Sunday, November 18, 10am - 3pm - Temple Menorah Some exciting construction projects are happening all over Temple Menorah. The recently completed, refurbished Tuvia playground area and the new playground bathroom are now open and “ready for business (play).” Nestled in the midst of our existing “biblical garden,” which features mature olive and pomegranate trees, is the beginning of the latest project of the Temple’s Social Action Committee: our temple garden. The plan is to grow vegetables and salad greens that may be used at temple events and community dinners, as well as producing flowers to brighten the synagogue during services. The garden will be organic, using natural compost (not chemicals) as fertilizer. We also plan to involve the Religious School students to teach them about green, sustainable growing methods – this project will thereby benefit the entire Temple community. This project, headed by long-time members Joe Porzucki and John Schugel, is actively seeking additional volunteers. So join us at our first work-party Sunday, November 18th. We’ll be clearing plots and building the raised-beds. Come join us to help, and enjoy the Canter’s deli-truck.

Comes to the South Bay!!!! Beginning Sunday, November 4th you will finally be able to eat GREAT Deli at Temple Menorah on Sundays from 11:30am–2pm You will find delicious deli sandwiches, matzo ball soup, lox and bagels, knishes, black and white cookies and SO MUCH MORE…… Tables and chairs will be setup on the patio so you can stay & schmooze with your friends too! Special orders will be accommodated with 48 hours advance notice. Please email CantersTruck@gmail.com with your order.

Thank you!  

WINTER CAMP CHILDREN NEED FUN MORE THAN WE KNOW OR REALIZE! In today’s busy schedules the children of our community seem to be as busy, if not busier than the adults. From attending school, Religious School, sports teams, activities, projects, etc., it seems like we do not want to let our kids miss ANYTHING. I get it, I really do, since I do not like to miss out on anything either. Sadly though, I have noticed that many times these children are missing something important, that each and every one of us enjoyed regardless of when we were kids. What these kids are at risk of loosing is unaltered FUN. That’s right, the idea of just having fun and laughing, running around or being crazy just for the sake of being a kid and having fun. You might be asking why I am talking about this so let me explain. At the end of December we will have yet another year of Winter Camp. This is a program designed for one reason only, FUN. We have two weeks without school as we transition into the New Year. This gives me six days to have a great time and let kids do what they do best when given the opportunity; use their imagination! You see, fun isn’t frivolous or useless; it’s a launching pad into the most valued piece of each of us, our individuality and creativity. You can pick the days that work for your family and do not have to attend all of Winter Camp. I love this part of my job! Our Winter Camp registration and information is provided here in the Menorah Message and I invite you all to start looking, asking questions, planning schedules, and RSVPing for these exciting events!

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EVENTS ROSENBERG CULTURAL CENTER election night party staying healthyCENTER ROSENBERG CULTURAL Tuesday, November 6th

Monday, November 26th

Dialogue about nutrition and tips for staying healthy. Documentary movie “Food, Inc.” shown and a healthy dinner served.

Have dinner and watch the election results on the giant screen. RSVP by Nov. 1

Time: 5:30 pm $15 /$20

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm $15/$20

Friday, November 9th Trip to the Fowler museum at UCLA to see light &

shadows: the story of iranian jews

Followed by lunch at Jerry’s Deli in Westwood.

Time: 11am – 3pm $30/$35

Wednesday, November 28th

jewish view of the new testament

Rabbi Steven Silver will discuss the “Jewish view of the New Testament.” Followed by lunch and “Praying with Lior” movie at Temple Menorah.

Time: 11am – 3pm $15/$20

Monday, November 12th

Wednesday, November 14

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trip to the movies to see lincoln

Lunch served and Morgan Land’s analysis and discussion on the film at Temple Menorah. Price includes movie ticket, lunch and talk. Gail Weinstein will share a short story about Thanksgiving. Time: TBD $30/$35

the history of ancient jerusalem Jim Heubach will be speaking on “The History of Ancient Jerusalem” from the beginning to Herod. Time: 11am – 3pm $15/$20 Monday, December 10th

rcc hanukkah party SAVE THE DATE!! Wednesday, December 12th

tuvia hanukkah celebration

Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm

south bay interfaith thanksgiving service

Concert and service with twenty local faiths.

Time: 11am – 1 pm $8 per person

Tuesdays, 10:40 am

(People with Arthritis Can Exercise)

hevrat torah with Rabbi Silver Tuesdays, 11:00 am

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.

adult b’nai mitzvah with Cantor Jessica Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Learn the ancient text of our people, chant its mystical melodies, and be transformed through Torah. For further information, or to enroll, please contact SueAnne at ssilkes@templemenorah.org or (310) 3168444.

Thursdays, 9:30 am

Monday, December 3

Jim Heubach will explore moral systems broken down by three areas of influence: divinity, community and autocracy. Lunch and movie “Peaceful Warrior” at Temple Menorah. Time: 11am – 3pm $15/$20

p.a.c.e. class with Muriel Berks

sedra parashat with Ed London rd

morality

COMMUNITY

The Tuvia School parents and the members of the Rosenberg Cultural Center are excited to present the Family Hanukkah Celebration! A delicious holiday lunch will be served. Reservations are required.

A comprehensive study of the weekly Parasha.

yiddish club with Hy Sabath Thursdays, 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. One of our members says “It is the highlight of the week!”

judaism 101 w/Rabbi Silver & Rabbi Deborah Thursdays, 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.

family menorah project

Sundays, November 18 & December 2, 12:30pm - 2:30 pm Create a family heirloom when you design and make your own personalized ceramic menorah. This is a family project for preschoolers to seniors. Cost is just $54 per menorah. RSVP to Randi at randi@templemenorah.org by November 5.

sisters-in-the hood book club Monday, December 3, 7 pm

Location: Jann Segal’s home RSVP: Jann Segal to coordinate your potluck dish jannsegal@earthlink.net Book: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See. Moderated by : Faith Goldman

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A N D AC T I V I T I E S SISTERHOOD sisterhood board meetings Wednesday, November 7 Wednesday, December 5 6:30 pm schmooze & nosh 7:00 pm meeting begins

sisterhood lilith

confirmation parent meeting

hanukkah lights

All 10th grade parents are invited to discuss Confirmation. Join us as we organize for this special milestone.

Bring your menorah and join us in the sanctuary for candle lighting and song . Share the light of Hanukkah with the Religious School community.

Sunday, November 18th, 12:30 pm

7th grade family education program Saturday, December 1st, 9:00 am

For information on how to join our Lilith magazine discussion group, contact Lynn Schubert at 310-376-3984 or lynnschubert@verizon.net

All 7th grade students and their parents gather to learn together. We will be learning about informed choice and how Judaism impacts our choices. Join us at 9:00am in the garden room to begin our special time together.

sisterhood membership

3rd grade family education program

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 pm

To join or renew your membership Contact Elaine at 310-370-0677 or elaineporzucki@gmail.com

sisterhood tributes

Send a beautiful message for any occasion while making a donation to Sisterhood. Contact Marcia Spanier at 310-378-3156 or marciaspanier1@yahoo.com

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 Jazboo2@aol.com

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL kochavim

Tuesdays, November 6, 13 & 27, December 4, 11 & 18, 4:30-6:30 pm Join us in this amazing performing arts program. Work with talented specialists and learn performance skills while learning more about Judaism. 1st graders and older are welcome to participate, adults too! Contact Randi at Randi@Templemenorah.org or 310316-8444 for more information or to sign up. th

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4 -6 grade retreat

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11 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 Barbra and Palm Dessert. The cost is $185 including transportation. Contact Randi for more information or to RSVP.

1st grade field trip

Sunday, November 18th, 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.

6th grade family education program Sunday, November 18th, 9:00 am

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

Sunday, December 2nd, 9:00 am

All 3rd grade students and their parents gather to learn together. We will be learning about the Shema. Join us at 9:00 am in the garden room to begin our special time together.

YOUTH myclub

Sunday, November 18, 12-3:30 pm Wreck-It Ralph

Sunday, December 9, 12-3 pm Extreme Bowling MY Club is Menorah Youth Club and is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and their Jewish friends. Contact Daniel Sher for more information at Youth@TempleMenorah.org or 310-316-8444

club noar

Sunday, November 14, 12 pm Club Noar Board Election

Sunday, December 2, 12 pm

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

kids night out Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, 5:30 pm - 12 pm “Madagascar” Not just KIDS NIGHT OUT - this will be a SLEEPOVER too!! And if you have tickets to the gala, KNO is free!!

Saturday, December 1, 5:30 pm “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” 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 Youth@Templemenorah.org or 310-316-8444

Wednesday, December 12, 5:45 pm

TUVIA family tot shabbat

Friday, November 2, 6:30 pm Gratitude and Jewish Book Month. Tuvia 3 year olds participating. Our evening begins at 5:30 pm with a family-friendly craft, followed by dinner at 5:45 pm, service at 6:30 pm & a potluck dessert oneg with Israeli dancing following the service. RSVP to Naomi Garcia at ngarcia@templemenorah.

tuvia harvest program

Wednesday, November 7, 11 am Tuvia School children will explore the similarities between Sukkot and Thanksgiving by recalling their fun and learning during Sukkot and preparing a meal, from scratch, to eat communally.

is your child ready for kindergarten? Wednesday, November 14, 7pm

Join us as we explore the topic with Tuvia School Director, Lori Davidson. Please RSVP to ngarcia@templemenorah.org

story time with rabbi silver Tuesday, November 27, 5 pm Rabbi Silver will be reading stories at Barnes & Noble at Del Amo Center on November 27 at 5 pm. A portion of all books sold to Temple Menorah members and friends will be donated to Tuvia School, so be sure to bring the enclosed flyer with you!

tuvia hanukkah celebration Wednesday, December 12

Proudly presented by the Tuvia School parents and the members of the Rosenberg Cultural Center. Each class will sing or dance dressed irresistibly in costumes designed by Tuvia teachers and created by their students! A delicious holiday lunch will be served. Cost is $8 per person. Please RSVP to ngarcia@templemenorah.org.

family hanukkah shabbat & celebration Friday, December 14, 5:30 pm

Join us for a latke bar at 5:30 pm followed by a festive Shabbat service with all Tuvia and Religious School kids participating. A festive Hanukkah dinner will follow the service at 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to Paola at phirsch@templemenorah.org.

shlemut – latkes & lanes Sunday, December 11

Special programming for Jewish young people with special needs. Bowling and latkes, what could be more fun? Contact Rabbi Deborah Goldmann for more information about the group or this activity.

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TEMPLE MENORAH APPRECIATES THE THOUGHTFULNESS OF THOSE WHO REMEMBER AND HONOR THEIR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS. RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Kelly Bluman

IN HONOR OF:

Evelyn Greene’s birthday, by Claire & Victor Kaufman

IN MEMORY OF:

Barbara Finkelstein, by Don Finkelstein Israel Finkelstein, by Don Finkelstein Sara Finkelstein, by Don Finkelstein Bernardo Goldenberg, by Nora Latner Jeff Golub, by Lynn Michael Robert Simons, by Don Finkelstein

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Rosemary Gordon Sally Feldman

BERNARD SPANIER MEMORIAL L'ATIDENU FUND Mr. & Mrs. Jorge Birnbaum Ruth & Alvin Blinder Regina Katz Jane Letvin Janet Neu Mr. & Mrs. Nelson-Michael Torres

IN MEMORY OF:

Gerry Belzer, by Nelson-Michael & Delores Torres Sarah Blinder, by Alvin Blinder Louis Blinder, by Alvin Blinder

MITZVAH / GENERAL FUND Abbye Williams

IN HONOR OF:

Our participation in the High Holy Day Services, by Lisa and Aaron Krouse Essie Farber’s 90th birthday, by Marcia Spanier Evelyn Greene’s 90th birthday, by Marcia Spanier

IN MEMORY OF:

Jeff Golub, by Rickie & Gary Sefton

TUVIA PLAYGROUND FUND Ron & Lois Maurer Raymond and Bertha Wintroub Michael Bar Alex, Leah & Anya Krouse Jeff & Evy Jacobson Harold Sheinkopf Flood USA Jacob & Leah Ackermann Harry & Margaret Mitchell Keith & Felice Rochester Joel Fink Mary Ann & James Powell Gordon McWilliams & Elizabeth Thomas Harriet Miller Sidney & Edith Yukelson Jason & Denise Calizar Genevieve Liner Theodore & Hollis Eckmann Chrisanna & Richard Mink Anonymous

IN MEMORY OF:

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menorah message  November/December 2012

Maureen Liner, by Genevieve Liner and Helene Harmatz

HIGH HOLY DAY APPEAL Aric & Patricia Ackerman, Ms. Jean Adelsman, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Albert, Mr. & Mrs. Joel Andrykowski, Alla & John Arrambide, Tammy Bard, Fay Bell, Alex & Tiffany Berger, Mr. & Mrs. William Berks, Annaleah Birenbaum, Mr. & Mrs. Jorge Birnbaum, Mr. Milton Birnbaum, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Block, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bluman, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Blumfield, Marisol Blystone & Jonathan Johnson, Dr. Fred & Mrs. Deborah Bongard, Mr. & Mrs. John Bronstein, Mrs. Barbara Brook, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Matthew Budoff & Victoria Billit, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Casper, Robin Claridge, Dr. & Mrs. Clarence Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Cohen, Jack & Priscilla Cohen, Steven & Faith Cohen, Peter & Megan Cotugno, Michael Reha & Andrea Davidson, Michelle Dean, Mr. & Mrs. Barry Deutsch, Ms. Terri Diamond, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Dietz, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Dreyer, Laura Dubrow, James & Madeline Eble, Gail Epstein, Mrs. Lori Ernster, Mrs. Ester Farber, Ely & Susan Feinerman, Linda Feldman, Mr. & Mrs. Marc Feldman, Mr. Ronald Feldman, Mel & Sally Feldman, Jeffrey White & Barbara Ferdman, Mr. & Mrs. David Fogel, Mr. Dennis Forel, Avi Franko, Elana Franko, Mr. Jonathan Frey & Ms. Gail Rodkin, Dr. Abbey Gaske, Mr. & Mrs. William Gevov, Mike & Amy Glasman, David & Veronica Glassman, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Glassman, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Glassman, Mr. & Mrs. Adam Goldberg, Mr. Stephen Goldberg, David & Lisa Goldfarb, Ms. Faith Goldman, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Goldman, Michael Goodman, Ann Gotthoffer & Mickey McRae, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Goussak, Brenda Grohman, Gerald & Valerie Hale, Whit & Lina Haskel, Mr. Gary Herman, Howard & Margie Hirsch, Andrew & Lori Hoye, Jeffery & Evelyn Jacobson, Andrew & Elizabeth Jamner, Stephen Ragow & Elaine Kaback, Mr. Ramon Beristain & Mrs. Carrie Kahn, Pearl Karon, Ilse Katz, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Katz, Mr. & Mrs. Hal Kaufman, Mr. Robert Koch, Michael Kraus, Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Krouse, Dr. & Mrs. Les Latner, Glenn & Andrea Lawrence, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lefton, Mr. Lawrence Leopold, Mrs. Jane Letvin, Yaffa Lev, Jesse & Lorrie Levine, Aron & Christine Levinson, Hal Light & Dr. Susan Stolovy, Michael & Gwendolyn Lipsey, Mr. & Mrs. Edward London, Humberto Lopez, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Maggid, Ms. Laural MaKieve-Ayala, David & Lora Mallen, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Materman, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Materman, Philip & Miriam Materman, Drs. Richard & Chrisanna Mink, Mr. & Mrs. Glen Musicer, Ruth Nadel, Mr. & Mrs. Igor Nastaskin, Mrs. Janet Neu, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Newman, Mr. Grant Norris, Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Numark, Mr. & Mrs. Jay Penn, Gregory & Marla Perry, Sagit Piken, Ms. Karen Polan, Mr. & Mrs. Elon Pollack, Joseph & Elaine Porzucki, Vanessa Poster, Alan & Ellyn Reback, Mrs. Ellie Preston Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reines, Mr. & Mrs. Elias Resnisky, Mr. & Mrs. Scott

Richland, Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Rocker, Ms. Renee Rodson, Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Rosenberg, Karen Rosenberg, Ted Rosenberg & Erika Zimmerman, Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Roth, Ronald & Liliana Rothman, Hy & Sybil Sabath, Naomi Schiff, George & Erika Schlesinger, Dr. Roy & Lynn Schubert, John & Adreinne Schugel, Joel & Brittany Schwartz, Ken & Stephanie Schwartz, Maurene & Don Schwartzer, Mr. & Mrs. Ira Shafiroff, Mr. & Mrs. Allen Shall, Daniel Sher, Dr. Lawrence Sher, Brian & Elizabeth Sieroty, Richard & Eileen Smernoff, Mr. Donald Snyder & Mrs. Lauren Sherman-Snyder, Renee Sokolski, Mrs. Marcia Spanier, David Bates & Lynn Summers, Sanford & Gail Teicher, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson-Michael Torres, Robert & Ilise Welter, Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Ziegler and Ms. Felice Zoota-Lucero & Ms. Teresa Zoota-Lucero.

SISTERHOOD TRIBUTES MAZEL TOV:

Kimberly Green on your Bat Mitzvah from Barbara Hirsch and Laural MaKieve-Ayala. Barbara Cohen on your 81st birthday from Ruth & Al Blinder. Essie Farber on your 90th Birthday from Mickey Rodner, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Janet Neu, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Anita & George Blumenfeld, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Ann Gotthoffer, Judy & Ed London, Toni & Gerry Wolff, Bonnie Leopold & Heidi Davidson, Naomi Schiff, Milt Birnbaum, Pat Alexander, Rebecca & Joe Reines and Kelly & Mike Bluman. Evelyn Greene on your 90th birthday from Toni & Gerry Wolff, Naomi Schiff, Bonnie Leopold & Heidi Davidson, Pat Alexander, Cynthia Gurman, Abbye Gaske, Milt Birnbaum, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Laura Dubrow, Ann Gotthoffer, Mickey Rodner, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Nancy & Bill Hirsch, Janet Neu, Lori Ernster, Cathleen & Scott Richland and Kelly & Mike Bluman. Paul Kahan on your 90th birthday from Judy & Ed London, Anita & George Blumenfeld, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier. Regina Katz on your 100th birthday from Pat Alexander, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Ann Gotthoffer, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence and Bonnie Leopold & Heidi Davidson. Lorrie & Jesse Levine on the birth of your grandson Benjamin Isaac Goldstein from Nancy & Bill Hirsch, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Rebecca & Joe Reines, Megan & Peter Cotugno, Evy & Jeff Jacobson, Ann Gotthoffer, Lori Ernster, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier. Rebecca & Seth Goldstein on the birth of your son Benjamin Isaac from Megan & Peter Cotugno, Evy & Jeff Jacobson, Abbey Gaske, Ann Gotthoffer, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Cathleen & Scott Richland. Faith Goldman a Gala Honoree from Jane & Marv Goodman.                                                               

 

CONDOLENCES:


Burt Belzer on the loss of your wife Gerry Belzer from Evelyn Greene. Bea Dubman in the loss of your sister from Janet Neu. Arty Bailey on the loss of your mother Alice Jones from Randi Sher, Judy & Mort Liner, Megan & Peter Cotugno, Evy & Jeff Jacobson, Abbey Gaske, Rebecca & Joe Reines, Ann Gotthoffer, Lori Ernster, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier. Jonathan Frey & Gail Rodkin on the loss of your father Thomas Frey from Ann Gotthoffer, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Barbara Hirsch,

Laural McKieve-Ayala, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Randi Sher. Max Baca on the loss of your wife Marta Baca from Stephanie & Dave Dreyer.

WISHES FOR GOOD HEALTH AND BLESSINGS TO:

Jennifer Ernster from Barbara Stokes, Madeline Eble, Barbara Hirsch, Valerie & Gerry Hale and Cathleen & Scott Richland. Cathleen Richland's father Bud Mulholland from Elaine & Joe Porzucki, Madeline Eble, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Barbara Hirsch, Abbey Gaske, Kelly & Mike Bluman, Evy & Jeff Jacobson, Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Rebecca & Joe Reines, Megan & Peter

Cotugno, Lori Ernster, Bonnie Leopold & Heidi Davidson, Judy & Ed London, Pat Alexander, Ann Gotthoffer, Randi Sher and Marcia Spanier. Naomi Goldman from Andrea & Glenn Lawrence, Bonnie Leopold & Heidi Davidson, Barbara Hirsch, Judy & Ed London, Lori Ernster, Ann Gotthoffer, Rebecca & Joe Reines, Kelly & Mike Bluman and Marcia Spanier.

Many thanks to all those who sent Tributes wishing my daughter Jennifer a return to good health. Lori Ernster

TODAH RABAH!! Dede Moya, Barbara Hirsch, Debbie Goldhammer-Steinberg, Corey Newman, Tammy Bard, Joanie Schoeny, Eli Pilowsky, Keri Cohen & Carla Bradford for your help in the office!

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

JEWISH COMMUNITY NIGHT with the

LA KINGS CANTOR JESSICA sings the National Anthem and our Youth Choir performs at the pre-game Show! THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH @ 7:30 PM STAPLES CENTER Contact Cantor Jessica at cantor@templemenorah.org to purchase your tickets

Planning for Temple Menorah’s Community Retreat and Family Camp, May 17 – 19, 2013, is well under way, and your Host Committee is creating a wonderful weekend for all: singles, couples, seniors, families with kids of ALL ages, including babies and teens. We’re transporting our Temple Menorah Community to the beautiful JCA Shalom Institute in Malibu for the weekend. Activities include challah making, Shabbat services, family activities, kids-only activities, adult-only activities, a traditional campfire with s’mores, talent show, and more, all in lush wooded surroundings, where you can relax, bond with your family and other Temple members. Remember to get your registration in before December 14th to take advantage of our Early Bird discount. Our 2012 camp was a “blast” and 2013 promises to be even better! You don’t want to miss this! Space is limited to the first 30 registrants (families, couples and/or individuals)—so please make sure to send in your registration today! Alissa Materman Chair Questions? Contact: alissaanddan@netscape.net

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

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ELECTION NIGHT PARTY 2012 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH at 5:30PM DINNER AND WATCH THE ELECTION RESULTS ON THE GIANT SCREEN

$15 before Nov. 1st; $20 after ROSENBERG CULTURAL CENTER TEMPLE MENORAH 1101 CAMINO REAL 路 REDONDO BEACH, 90277 RSVP TO JESSICA #(310)316-8444 X125 JTOURTELOT@TEMPLEMENORAH.ORG


November 2012 Heshvan / Kislev Sunday October 28 9:00am Religious School 12:00pm Social Action Committee Mtg.

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

Tuesday October 30 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

Wednesday October 31 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr No Religious School

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

Friday November 2 9:00am Jazzercize 5:30pm Craft & Dinner 6:00pm Family Tot Shabbat Service

(5:41pm)* November 4 9:00am Religious School

November 5 9:00am Jazzercize

November 11 No Religious School No Tichon

November 12 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

November 18 Blood Drive

November 19 9:00am Jazzercize No Cultural Ctr

9:00am Religious School 12:30pm Family Menorah Project 12:00pm MYClub November 25 No Religious School No Tichon

November 26 9:00am Jazzercize 5:30pm Cultural Ctr

November 6 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 5:30pm Cultural Ctr 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing November 13 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing November 20 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 6:30pm Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 27 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

November 7 9:00am Jazzercize 4:30pm Religious School 7:00pm Sisterhood Mtg.

November 8 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

November 9 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

Saturday November 3 10:00am Shabbat Service 5:30pm Kids Night Out & Sleepover 6:00pm Temple Gala November 10 10:00am Shabbat Service Bar Mitzvah of Robert Katz

(4:35pm)* November 14 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School 7:00pm Tuvia K Open House

November 15 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101 7:30pm Full Board Mtg

November 21

November 22 Thanksgiving

Tuvia Closes at 1pm No Religious School

Temple Closed

November 28 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School

November 29 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

November 16 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

(4:31pm)* November 23 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

Temple Closed (4:27pm)* November 30 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service (4:26pm)*

November 17 10:00am Shabbat Service Bat Mitzvah of Emily Dietz

November 24 10:00am Shabbat Service

December 1 10:00am Shabbat Service

5:30pm Kids Night Out

* Shabbat Candle Lighting Time


Looking Ahead

November Birthdays and Anniversaries Birthdays 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 22 24 26 26 26 27

Erica Mallen Tilde Resnisky Zhanna Pinkus Vivian Reha Rita Levy Jonah Manson Orie Piken Muriel Berks Jordana Jacobson Paul Kahan Kendall Cushey Emily Dietz Ella Marantz Keri Wardwell Sophia Giusti Daniel Stokes Miriam Sleven Ellie Waldman William Waldman Sarah Porzucki Benjamin Golub Jeffrey Parisse Tiffany Berger Maria Fink Cindy Hiles Maria Lipstein Daniel Rosenberg Benjamin Daley Michael Oestreich David Polan Jonah Jamner Marcus Yett Max Goldberg Katherine Koch Priscilla Lewis Danielle Rosenberg Peter Albert Robert Katz Rebecca Millman Michael Prosser David Rice Penny Fogel Lisa Krouse Journey Johnson Manuel Reyes Joel Andrykowski Renee Rodson Jack Wardwell Milton Birnbaum

27 27 28 28 29 30 30 30 30

Jonathan Frey Julia LeVee Hunter Friedberg Regina Katz Julia Fogelson Sandra Horwitz Isabella Jamner Erica Kim Christine Levinson

Anniversaries 10 15 17 17 17 21 25 25 27 30

Giselle & Gustavo Feder Gwendolyn & Michael Lipsey Adrian & Adam Bassuk Deborah & Fred Bongard Elisa & Terry Donato Alicia & Chris Czuzak Sharon & Scott Cooper Valerie & Gerald Hale Jeanette & Eugene Knell Merrill & Aaron Spicker

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.

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.

December Events 1 2

Kids’ Night Out Menorah Project

5

Sisterhood Meeting

6

Executive Committee Meeting

14 Family Hanukkah Shabbat & Dinner 19 Club Noar 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 26-28 Winter Camp

January Events 2-4 Winter Camp 2

Sisterhood Meeting

3

Executive Committee Meeting

5

Club Noar Activity

Youth– support our Youth Center with new

10 LA Kings Night

furniture & equipment.

11 Tuvia Kindergarten Open House 11 Family Tot Shabbat & Dinner

Camp Fund – provides additional funding to enable Camp Menorah to offer greater choices in activities and enrichment programs. Choir Fund – helps cover and expand choir-related supplies. Continuing Education Fund – subsides the cost for guest speakers. Flower/ Landscape Fund – provides additional funding for the gardens.

12 Kids’ Night Out 13 MYClub 16 Club Noar 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 22 AES / Edison Meeting 27 Sisterhood Birthday Lunch

Bar Mitzvah Zachary Barsuk


December 2012 Kislev / Tevet 5773 Sunday November 25 No Religious School No Tichon

December 2 9:00am Religious School 12:30pm Family Menorah Project

Monday November 26 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

December 3 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

Tuesday November 27 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

Wednesday November 28 9:00am Jazzercize 11:30am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School

December 4 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

December 5 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School 7:00pm Sisterhood Mtg. Tuvia Closes at 1:00pm

Thursday November 29 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

December 6 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101 7:30pm Exec Board Mtg

December 10 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

December 11 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing

December 12 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am RC C & Tuvia Hanukkah Event 4:30pm Religious School

December 13 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

First Candle December 16 9:00am Religious School

Second Candle December 17 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

Third Candle December 18 10:40am PACE 12:00pm Hevrat Torah 4:30pm Kochavim 6:00pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah 7:30pm Israeli Dancing December 25

Fourth Candle December 19 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 6:30pm Club Noar

Fifth Candle December 20 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101 7:30pm Full Board Mtg

December 26 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

December 27 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101

Temple Closed

Winter Camp January 2 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr 4:30pm Religious School 7:00pm Sisterhood Mtg.

Winter Camp January 3 9:30am Torah Study 11:00am Yiddish Club 7:30pm Judaism 101 7:30pm Full Board Mtg

Winter Camp

Winter Camp

December 30 No Religious School

December 24 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

December 31 9:00am Jazzercize 11:00am Cultural Ctr

January 1

Winter Camp

Temple Closed

(4:26pm)* December 7 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

Saturday December 1 10:00am Shabbat Service

5:30pm Kids Night Out December 8 10:00am Shabbat Service

(4:26pm)*

December 9 9:00am Religious School

Eighth Candle December 23 No Religious School

Friday November 30 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

December 14 9:00am Jazzercize 5:30pm Latke Bar 6:30pm Family Hanukkah Shabbat & DInner Sixth Candle (4:27pm)* December 21 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shalev B’Lev Service (4:30pm)* December 28 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service Winter Camp (4:34pm)* January 4 9:00am Jazzercize 6:00pm Nosh & Social 6:30pm Shabbat Service

December 15 10:00am Shabbat Service

Seventh Candle December 22 10:00am Shabbat Service

December 29 10:00am Shabbat Service

January 5 10:00am Shabbat Service

Winter Camp (4:39pm)* * Shabbat Candle Lighting Time


Looking Ahead

December Birthdays and Anniversaries Birthdays 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 8 8 8 9 11 11 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 21

Delilah Prescott Rebecca Prescott Kelly Bluman Eric Daley Michael Fineman Jeffrey LeVee Jann Segal Jaime Abaud Marjie Block Alan Ehrenkranz Paola Hirsch Sara Spicker Ian Green Marissa Deutsch Anya Krouse Hayden Marantz Lincoln Numark Nikolas Caner Kaela Ayala Miriam Shulman Joshua Albert Marvin Cohen David Frey Rachel Lampert Jordan Andrykowski Michelle Golub Jeanette Knell Jacqueline Freilich Kevin Nix Ashton Spector Denise Nix Elliot Aron Jake Arrambide Rochelle Land Jacob Lipsey Joshua Richland Zachary Barsuk Emily Bryan Alyson Feldman Alexandra Goldberg Maureen Evans Gabriel Giusti Aaron Krouse Maya Contreras Judith London Cal Saul Ruth Blinder David Feldman Michael Fink

21 23 23 24 26 26 27 27 29 29 29 30 30 31

Victor Kaufman Emma Gale Aaron Spicker Ann Gotthoffer Harvey Roth Lynn Summers Miriam Goldmann Michael Hollander Sebastian Lipstein Jacob Moss Irv Rodner Jared Lazarow Noah Lazarow Shauna Letvin

Anniversaries 12 12 17 19 21 23 24 27 27 30

Toni & Gerard Wolff Beth & Nelson Zager Delores & Bennet Rosenthal Kathleen & Leslie Stuart Lynn & Allen Shall Rebecca & Joseph Reines Tilde & Elias Resnisky Veronica & Meir Abaud Susan & George Fogelson Anita & George Blumenfeld

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 choir-related 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.

January Events 2-4 Winter Camp 2

Sisterhood Meeting

3

Executive Committee Meeting

5

Club Noar Activity

10 LA Kings Night 11 Tuvia Kindergarten Open House 11 Family Tot Shabbat & Dinner 12 Kids’ Night Out 13 MYClub 16 Club Noar 17 Board of Trutees Meeting 22 AES / Edison Meeting 27 Sisterhood Birthday Lunch Bar Mitzvah Zachary Barsuk

February Events 1

Family Tot Shabbat & Dinner

2

Club Noar Activity

3

Superbowl Sunday

6

Sisterhood Meeting

7

Executive Committee Meeting

8

Shir Shabbat Service & Consecration

9

Kids’ Night Out & Sleepover

13 Club Noar 21 Board of Trutees Meeting 23 Purim Bash & Megillah Reading 24 RCC Oscar Party


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!   

TEMPLE MENORAH’S       

family menorah project

SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 18TH & DECEMBER 2ND  12:30—2:30 PM   

CREATE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM WHEN YOU DESIGN & MAKE YOUR PERSONALIZED CERAMIC MENORAH.   

This is a family project for preschoolers to seniors.  In two sessions with our very own Religious School  art specialist, Joy Smeltzer, learn how to create figures of family and pets to decorate each candle.   

Cost:  $54 per family/menorah   

Please contact Randi at Randi@Templemenorah.org for questions and to RSVP   

S PACE   IS   LIMITED   SO   PLEASE  RSVP  QUICKLY !  ——————————— RSVP with payment by December 7 ———————————   Family Menorah Project RSVP/Payment Form   

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We invite you to join us for a Chanukah Celebration! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 Enjoy a traditional Chanukah Dinner, music featuring Cantor Jessica & the Youth Choir with Dan Spector on the Piano & Entertainment by Dennis Forel of Balloonacy.

5:30pm............. LATKE BAR - come taste different kinds of latkes from sweet to savory 6:30pm............. SPECIAL HANUKKAH SHABBAT - all Tuvia & Religious School children participating 7:30pm............. FESTIVE HANUKKAH DINNER - lovingly prepared by our sisterhood RSVP by December 7: $15/adult, $5/child No RSVPs accepted after December 7

RSVP to Paola at phirsch@templemenorah.org

EVENT SPONSORED BY SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE MENORAH

————————————RSVP with payment by December 7 ————————————  12/14/12 Family Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner RSVP/Payment Form   

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Register Per Day!

Week 1

Sign Up for days that work with your family schedule!

12/26: A Muppets Workshop! Build your own Muppet

Sign up for 4 or more events and receive 5% off total!

12/27: Lazer Tag & Build a Pizza Custom design personal pizza & wage war with lasers!

12/28: Recycled Creations! Create Amazing things with a mountain of recycled items. Imagination at its finest!

Week 2

1/2: Totally Messy Day!

A chance to make a mess and have a ton of fun, all day

1/3: Movie & Bowling

Simple as that. Two great events combined to be an amazing day!

1/4: Iron Chef: Winter Edition Another adventure of kids in the Kitchen! This competition lets them create anything make the judges eat it!

For more information visit www.campmenorah.org Any questions or concerns please email camp@templemenorah.org or call (310) 316-4233


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Please check which events your child will be attending. Lunch will be offered daily no extra charge! Each day’s price includes staffing, entrance fees, materials/ supplies, lunch, and transportation (if needed).

[ ] A Muppets Workshop! (Wednesday, December 26th) $60 Jim Hansen’s Muppets have spanned over 50 years and are still a popular topic! To kick of a winter camp of fun and imagination each camper will be able to make their very own puppet. Now this is NOT easy so we will be bringing in some resident experts to help us out! Just think when its all over, there could be a puppet that looks like just like you!

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] Unique Pizza and Lazer Tag (Thursday, December 27th) $60 What better way to spend a Thursday then group Lazer Tag battles. From sounds of space, and lasers flying by we are definitely going to feel like we are in the future! Then since we are in the future in all each camper (now an “adult for the day”) will be traveling to Fresh Brothers to create the pizza of their wildest imagination! Now THAT’S cool! If you love this idea make sure you check out our last event with Iron Chef: Winter Addition!

[ ] Ahhh, Recycled Monsters! (Friday, December 28th) $60 We all have an inner artist just going crazy inside waiting to be let out. With this program campers are sure to open their creative minds and show their true artistic abilities. Factor in the Mountain of Recycled and mismatched pieces and we are making some amazing things from resources others have decided aren't useable. A great way to express Tikkun Olam and see how little we need to waste in order to create something spectacular!

[ ] Totally Messy Day! (Wednesday, January 2nd) $60 An event that is not only self explanatory but also EXACTLY what every kid really wants… to make a HUGE MESS. JUST FOR FUN!!! Starting from 9 am until 3 pm we are jumping from paint tag, messy twister, and even Splatter painting. We will do EVERYTHING but clean up (until 3:00pm!)

[ ] Movie and Bowling (Thursday, January 3rd) $60 The best of two worlds. A chance to simply veg out and relax as we watch this hilarious comedy perfect for constant laughter. After we enjoy these hours of sitting in the dark we switch gears and off to the bowling alley. The bright lights, sounds of crashing pins, and the funny looking shoes wil lbe a perfect Ying to the movies Yang. This way there is something everyone loves and we don't have to pick between two great things!

[ ] Iron Chef: Camp Menorah Edition (Friday, January 4th) $60 Back by an overwhelmingly popular demand we are going to have another round of Iron Chef! Come as we turn Camp Menorah into Kitchen Stadium for an all day intensive cooking battle. Lunch will be provided as part of the activity!

** Camp ends at 3 pm every day unless specified, extended and early care will be available based on enrollment. Lunch is being served daily. Menu will be available week prior. Please bring lunch if your child does not like what we are serving that day.


Steven L. Silver, Rabbi x 104 rabbi@templemenorah.org Jessica Hutchings, Cantorial Soloist x 123 cantor@templemenorah.org Robin Franko, Executive Director x 109 rfranko@templemenorah.org Randi Sher, Director of Education x 108 randi@templemenorah.org Lori Davidson, Tuvia Director x 120 ldavidson@templemenorah.org Jessica Tourtelot, Rosenberg Cultural Center x 125 jtourtelot@templemenorah.org Daniel Sher, Director of Camp & Youth Programs x 113 dsher@templemenorah.org Dan Spector, Music Director anspector@live.com Cathleen Richland, President CathleenRichland@gmail.com Tuvia School of Temple Menorah (310) 316-8997 Sue-Anne Silkes, Layout & Design ssilkes@templemenorah.org Marcia Spanier, Editor

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November/December 2012 Menorah Message  

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