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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 Volume 90 No. 6 TEVET/SHEVAT 5774

Temple Beth-El

The Temple Beth-El Shofar is dedicated by the Chase Family Foundation.

Congregation Sons of Israel & David

TEMPLE BETH-EL invites you to our

Intergenerational Tu B'Shevat Seder ns o m Le

FRIDAY, January 10, 2014 at 6:00PM

FRUITS & SEEDS

TREES

Apples Oranges

are regarded as special gifts from God and are symbols of goodness & nobility. We observe Tu B'Shevat by eating fruits grown on trees from the Land of Israel.

token of the coven ant which I make be tween Me and you and eve ry living creature that is with you, for perpetual gene rations. Genesis 9:12

DINNER WILL INCLUDE: 7 Species Salad Chicken with Olives Red Wine Prunes & Pomegranates Herbed Rice

TREES

with Seasoned Currants

& Fruit Compote

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Please join us for a special Tu B'Shevat Seder at which we'll incorporate traditional fruits & seeds in our meal. There is NO CHARGE to attend; however, reservations are needed by January 2 so that we can plan accordingly.

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RSVP by January 2 • call (401) 331- 6070 • Temple Beth-El • 70 Orchard Avenue • Providence, RI


WORSHIP SERVICES

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Torah: Exodus 10:1-13:16 Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13 - 46:28

Torah: Exodus 18:1- 20 :23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-9:6

Friday, January 3

Friday, January 17

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

K’TanTan Dinner Shabbat Service “My Dreams for the Future” Guest Speaker Neil Steinberg

7:00 PM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman.

Oneg sponsored by The Sandy & O’Connell families

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For forty years I have asked a distinguished member of the Congregation to speak about his/her hopes and dreams on the first Shabbat of a new calendar year. Neil Steinberg is a perfect choice. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Foundation. Rhode Island Monthly singled him out as one of the 25 Driving Forces in the Rhode Island business community during the last 25 years. He was recently awarded the David E. Sweet Award for his leadership and commitment to the community. We know him as an utterly decent, thoughtful and caring mensch and a devoted husband and father. We look forward to Rabbi Leslie Gutterman's message. Saturday, January 4 9: 00 AM Shabbat Service 10 :15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

PARASHAT YITRO

Saturday, January 18 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

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PARASHAT MISHPATIM

Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8-34:22; 33:25-33:26 Friday, January 24 7:00 PM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman. Saturday, January 25 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

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PARASHAT TERUMAH

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PARASHAT BESHALACH Torah: Exodus 13:17- 17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4 - 5:31 Friday, January 10 6:00 PM Tu B’Shevat Seder (See flyer on front cover) 7:00 PM Shabbat Hallelu Family Service featuring Temple Beth-El Musicians Saturday, January 11

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9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1- 66:24 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Maftir: Numbers 28:9-28:15 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Friday, January 31 7:00 PM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sarah E. Mack Saturday, February 1 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan


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PARASHAT TETZAVEH

PARASHAT PEKUDEI

Torah: Exodus 27:20- 30:10 Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10- 43:27

Torah: Exodus 38:21- 40:38

Friday, February 7 7:00 PM

Family Shabbat Service (led by 5th Grade) Children with February birthdays will be honored.

Saturday, February 8 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:30 PM Healing Service and Minyan

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Haftarah: 11 Kings 12:1-12:17 Shabbat Shekalim Friday, February 28 5:45 PM K’TanTan Dinner 7:00 PM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman Oneg Sponsored by the Andelman Family in honor of Samuel becoming a Bar Mitzvah

WORSHIP SERVICES

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Saturday, March 1 9:00 10:15 11:00 5:45

AM AM AM PM

Shabbat Service Torah Study Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Andelman Minyan

PARASHAT KI TISSA

Torah: Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-18:39 Friday, February 14 7:00 PM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sarah E. Mack. Saturday, February 15 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

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PARASHAT VAYAKHEL Torah: Exodus 35:1- 38:20 Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:40 - 7:50 Friday, February 21

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PARASHAT VAYIKRA Torah: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21- 44:23 Friday, March 7 7:00 PM

Shabbat Service Oneg Sponsored by the Davis Family in honor of Liam becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, March 8 9:00 AM 10:15 AM 11:00 AM 5:45 PM

Shabbat Service Torah Study Bar Mitzvah of Liam Davis Minyan

6:30 PM Light Refreshments 7:00 PM Shabbat Hallelu Service featuring Temple Beth-El Musicians

Oneg sponsored by the Wolf Family in honor of Morgan becoming a Bat Mitvah

Saturday, February 22 9: 00 AM 10 :15 AM 11: 00 AM 5:45 PM

Shabbat Service Torah Study Bat Mitvah of Morgan Wolf Minyan

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K'TANTAN Shabbat & Holiday Experiences for Young Families Join us in celebrating Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts and other fun activities!

SCHEDULE / TIMES 5:30 PM

K'TANTAN SHABBAT Family Shabbat Dinner follows Temple Beth-El 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906 401-331- 6070

Want to learn more about young family programming? Please email: info@temple-beth-el.org

January 3 February 1 ~ PAJAMA HAVDALAH February 28 March 15 ~ PURIM PARTY April 11 & May 9 K'TanTan is open to both Temple & non-Temple families. Funded by The Frances & David Friedman Family Fund

Shabbat Hallelu FRIDAYS January 10

(Special Family Service Tu B'Shevat/Hallelu)

February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16 (High School Graduation)

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A service in song, featuring Temple Beth-El musicians Light refreshments at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:00 PM service


2nd Annual Temple Beth-El

Pool Party

Temple Beth-El

Parenting Group

January 25th

5:00PM~7:30PM

Facilitated by Matthew Goodman, Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist

January 5th

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DATES February 2nd

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March 2nd

TIME 9:15AM LOCATION Herman L. Bennett Chapel

Children in Azeh Kef (grades 1-3) & Sababah (grades 4-6) are invited to an evening full of splashing, laughing, swimming, and eating. This event is open to all Temple members ages 7-12 years old. Swimming will be supervised by certified lifeguards at the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA. The cost for the evening is $10 per child. Parents are welcome to drop off their child(ren).

SAVE THE DATE

It may be cold outside, but planning for our 5th Annual Golf Tournament on JULY 14, 2014 keeps us thinking "warm." So save the date!

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SHEVAT

TU B’SHEVAT The Fifteenth of Shevat January 16, 2014 Celebrating the Health of our Planet

According to Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai: "If you have a seedling in your hand and someone says to you, 'Look, here comes the Messiah', go and plant the seedling first, and then come out to meet the Messiah." Thus our tradition acknowledges the importance of trees, and the world of nature in Jewish Tradition. On January 16, 2014 we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees. Historically the celebration of Tu B’Shevat was a way of maintaining a connection with the land of Israel, a desert climate where trees are vital for the sustenance of life. Tu B’Shevat, which occurs in the land of Israel at the time when the winter rains subside and first signs of spring begin to appear, is also a time when we note the turning of the seasons. Today Tu B’Shevat enables us to acknowledge the relationship of humankind and the natural world and our responsibility for the ecological health of our planet. It is Jewish Earth Day! In our celebration of this ancient day, let us take the time to do something good for our world. Whether it be recycling, planting, or conserving in some way, let us all make a contribution. LYG

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Rosh Hodesh Shevat, the start of the new month, is THURSDAY, JANUARY 2nd. Shevat is the month when the very first trees in the State of Israel begin to have buds and bloom, a reminder of the rebirth and beauty of the land and of our responsibility as God’s partners to care for it and to appreciate it. The holiday of Tu B’Shavat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat (when the moon is full) reminds us of this sacred obligation and gives us the opportunity to plant seeds and trees that will grow here and in Israel.

ADAR

Rosh Hodesh Adar is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st. Look for the new moon on Friday night, January 31st! In Adar we celebrate the holiday of Purim, a time when story -telling and costumes, sweet treats, special drinks, and general frivolity help to reveal the blessings hidden in the world around us. Our tradition teaches, “when the month of Adar begins, we increase our joy.” This new month is an opportunity to uncover and increase the blessings of hope and happiness, love and laughter in our lives and in our world with our words and our actions.


Temple Beth-El

WELCOMES

Cantor Lisa Levine APRIL 11 & 12, 2014 Cantor LISA LEVINE is a nationally known cantor, composer, author and worship artist. Lisa studies and teaches yoga and is the creator and author of "Yoga Shalom" a unique Jewish embodiment-of-prayer worship Book/DVD/ CD published by URJ Press. Lisa has been a featured author of the Jewish Book Council and shares her music with communities across the country. Lisa is the Cantor of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She shares her life with husband Andy and their two college age children, Emily & Louis, a very feisty West Highland Terrier named Duncan and an independent cat named Gizmo.

Soulful Shabbat Ruach

Yoga Shalom

Friday, April 11 at 7:00PM

Saturday, April 12 at 9:00 AM

Soulful Shabbat Ruach is an original Shabbat Evening Service written by Cantor Lisa Levine for her choirs, bands and congregation. It was created to appeal to young and old alike, people of different faith backgrounds and inclusiveness. The prayers are set in both Hebrew and English and meld a variety of styles including Gospel, Country, Folk, Chassidic, Country, Klezmer and Ladino. As an Artist-inResidence, Lisa will provide all the materials you will need for your Shabbat experience! She will work with you, your choirs, your band members and accompianist to create a truly unique worship experience. Along the way Lisa will share her insights into the meanings of prayers, her inspiration in writing her songs and her unique perspective on life. Lisa truly puts the “Jew” in "Jewbilation!"

Yoga Shalom is a unique worship experience that brings together body, mind, and spirit for an extraordinary prayer service. Combining the two powerful spiritual disciplines of Jewish worship and yoga practice, Yoga Shalom leads to deeper understandings of both or, as Lisa writes of her initial forays into yoga as a cantorial student, “I learned to be more present in my prayers and meditations so I could better pray with and on behalf of my congregation.”

My Songs for the Jews of Cuba Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 PM

This one hour concert takes audiences around the world through Jewish music. In 2006 Lisa performed a concert in Havana, Cuba, where she adapted a concert of Jewish folksongs that she thought the Jewish community there would love. The reaction was so great that, when she returned to the states, she recorded a CD especially for the Jews of Cuba. Then she returned to Havana in 2007 to present a second concert and give a copy of the CD to every Jewish family in Cuba! Since then Lisa has returned two more times, presenting concerts and teaching the children of the Patronato Religious School. The concert begins with Ladino songs, moves to Yiddish folk songs, Cantorial gems and ends with favorite Hebrew melodies. Paired with her insightful narration and slides about her trips as the first woman cantor to perform in Cuba, audiences have been riveted by her story and stylistic renderings of the favorite songs of the Jewish people.

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Please join Temple Friends, Rabbi & Mrs. Leslie Y. Gutterman and Executive Director, Judy Moseley for Temple Beth-El's Fourth Winter "Brunch" Reunion THE CHESTERFIELD HOTEL 363 COCOANUT ROW PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

SUNDAY JANUARY 19, 2014 12:00 PM Please RSVP to Rona Nachbar by January 5, 2014 (401) 331- 6070 or rnachbar@temple-beth-el.org Brunch Cost: $30.00

Temple Beth-El The Legacy Society In recognition of the special historic place of Temple Beth-El in our families’ lives and in the life of our community, several years ago the Board of Trustees established The Temple Beth-El Legacy Society. You may consider becoming a member of The Legacy Society by planning a gift to the temple that will secure Temple Beth-El for future generations. A “planned gift” is one that is committed during one’s lifetime, where Temple Beth-El receives the gift at a future date. When you name Temple Beth-El as a beneficiary in your will, you will become a member of The Temple Beth-El Legacy Society. If you have already made provisions for Temple Beth-El in your estate plan, please let us know so you can be included in The Legacy Society.

Members

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Wesley Alpert

Frances Friedman

Joanna Katsune

Madeline Asher

Helene & Larry Gates

Frances Katzanek

Gussie Baxt

Phyllis Goldberg

Anne Berkelhammer Krause

Jeanie & Samuel Brickle

Betsey & George M. Goodwin

Barbara Levine

David B. Casten

Bernice and Samuel Gourse

Susanne Mark

Jerome Corwin

Hazel Grossman

Marjorie Torgan

Phyllis E. Fleisig

David Isenberg

Gloria Winston

Please be in touch with Judy Moseley, Executive Director or Ruby Shalansky, Fundraising & Development at 401- 331-6070 to answer any of your questions or to meet to discuss how best to accomplish your charitable giving objectives.


Youth Programming 2013 - 2014

K'Tantan

Azeh Kef

SHABBAT SERVICE & DINNER Friday, January 3rd @ 5:30 PM

POOL PARTY Saturday, January 25th @ 5:30 PM (See page 5)

Ages 0-6

Grades 1-3

PJ HAVDALAH Saturday, February 1st @ 5:30 PM

MOVIE NIGHT Saturday, April 5th @ 5:30 PM

SHABBAT SERVICE & DINNER Friday, February 28th @ 5:30 PM

HOLD THE DATE for Cabaret with Cantor Judy Seplowin & Friends May 3, 2014

“Beyond Fiddler on the Roof” Cantor Judith Seplowin will be joined by the talented Kathryne Jennings and Frederic Scheff, as well as Cantor Jonathan Comisar who has compiled a clever and informative musical program with narration on Jewish characters and themes as portrayed on the Broadway stage. You’ll LAUGH. You’ll CRY. It’ll be better than “CATS.”

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K'TANTAN PURIM PARTY 5:30PM COSTUME PARADE 6:30PM MEGILLAH READING

followed by the Purim Spiel & Temple Purim Party

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THE PURIM CELEBRATION IS FUNDED BY THE BENEFACTORS


WA N T E D KIDS to join our Purim Spiel cast of Hello, Esther!

Family srael Trip Are you interested in traveling to

ISRAEL with Temple Beth-El? DECEMBER 21, 2014 ~ JANUARY 2, 2015

Must be available for BOTH performances on SATURDAY, MARCH 15th at 7:00 PM and SUNDAY, MARCH 16th at noon. Dress rehearsal on SUNDAY, MARCH 9th, 4:30 PM, and a few Thursday rehearsals after Hebrew School with the junior choir. Please contact Cantor Seplowin for more information at 401-331- 6070 or jseplowin@temple-beth-el.org.

We are planning to take a Temple trip, led by Rabbi Sarah Mack & Cantor Judy Seplowin. The trip will include young families but is open to all who would like to join us for this spiritual journey! Contact Rabbi Sarah Mack at rabbimack@temple-beth-el.org or 401-331-6070 for more information.

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REL IGIOUS SCHOOL

EIGHTH, NINTH & TENTH GRADE CLASSES TOUR BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ! On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, the Temple’s eighth, ninth and tenth grade classes took a whirlwind trip to Brooklyn, New York, to supplement their curricula studies of Comparative Judaism. They visited the Chassidic community and met with Rabbi Beryl Epstein, a Chassidic Rabbi, who introduced them to the religion, culture and lifestyle of a spiritual world that they had never seen. They had an up-close and personal look in their visits to a synagogue, mikveh, and sofer (scribe). Following a Kosher lunch of falafel, they went to The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and saw the Brooklyn Bridge. Their trip home was enhanced with brick oven-baked pizzas from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria! Although it was a rather foggy and misty day, all were very excited with this unique experience.

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Many thanks to the Golf Tournament participants who so generously helped to subsidize this trip through their Live Auction donations!


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Brotherhood NEWS SPRING into Brotherhood !

Well, it was two months ago, but we can’t stop talking about our amazing show featuring “The Edwards Twins." Many of our Temple members never saw Cher looking the way she did that night. The other great news was that we raised lots of money that will go to help our Religious school children this year. To all those who attended, we want to thank you with all of our hearts.

We are however, far from done with our activities for this year. The fun continues for Brotherhood members on February 27th as we bring back an old favorite… our “Paid Up” Brotherhood Dinner. Great food, and special guest entertainment, free for paid up Brotherhood members. If you’re not currently a member, join now, or even the night of the event.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th as we present our Annual Herbert Wagner Memorial Breakfast. Our guest speaker will be announced soon. Then, we wrap up the year with our Charles Lindenbaum “Person of the Year” award banquet on Saturday, May 31st.

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It was a busy fall season for the Sisterhood! We co-sponsored the Sisterhood/Brotherhood High Holiday receptions; funded the miniature Torahs for Consecration; celebrated our 100th anniversary with our Sisterhood Shabbaton; treated our members to a relaxing afternoon with our Paid Up Event “All About You”; served latkes, applesauce and sufganiyot at the Chanukah concert; made a meal at the Ronald McDonald House; and raised money to support temple initiatives through our bake sales, Chanukah sales, and donor non-event. We have some exciting programs on deck for this first half of 2014. The Joanne Forman Film Festival, presented by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El in March, offers three films and discussions over three Sundays that are not to be missed. And, once again, we will be having our Matzeltoff Candy Sale and Passover Raffle to win a full course Kosher first night Seder. In addition, our annual Rosh Chodesh is coming up in April. This is always such a special, inspiring event. We are also hosting the annual Insight Luncheon and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Make it a goal in 2014 to check out what the Sisterhood has to offer. We hope to see you soon! Debbie Barshay, Cheryl Greenfield, Karen Isenberg, Renate Sandgren & Elaine Sandy Sisterhood Vice Presidents

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HELLO

THANK YOU

Thank you

A big to Karen Isenberg and the rest of the Paid Up Membership Event Committee for all of their time and effort spent in making a very special afternoon on November 17th. Attendees were treated to chair massages; yoga demonstrations; beauty makeovers, a variety of vendors representing beauty, cooking, handbag, and jewelry products; delicious spa-themed food by our own Nikki Hamburger; and a raffle of prizes donated from the vendors. Committee members included: Lisa Bigney, Barbara Brown, Nikki Hamburger, Laura Levinson, Erin Moseley, Nancy Riffle and Laurie Sholes. Many thanks to those who brought delectable items to our Chanukah Bake Sale in November. It wasn’t a surprise that these goodies sold so quickly! And a huge to Elaine Dickstein for coordinating and championing our Chanukah Sales this year.

Thank you

READING CIRCLE The next meeting is planned for JANUARY 27th at 7:30 PM when we will discuss Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman. Call Rona at 401-331- 6070 to RSVP and for location.

WINTER/SPRING 2014 EVENTS JOANNE FORMAN FILM FESTIVAL Presented by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 9, & 30 at 2:00 PM MATZELTOFF CANDY SALE March 16 ~ April 13 SPRING BAKE SALE April 6 at 9AM ~1PM PASSOVER RAFFLE (winner drawing) April 8 at 7:00 PM ROSH CHODESH EVENT Tuesday, April 1 time TBD INSIGHT LUNCHEON Thursday, April 24 at 12:30 PM STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON Tuesday, May 13 at 12:00 PM ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATION Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 PM

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S U N D AY S a t 2:0 0 P M i n M A R C H 2 014 MARCH 2nd “The Orchestra of Exiles” A Discussion with Mike Fink, Professor of Film & Literature at Rhode Island School of Design In the 1930’s, Polish violinist, Bronislav Huberman, rescues hundreds of Jewish musicians, brings them to Palestine, and forms a symphony that evolves into the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

MARCH 9th “Jews & Baseball” (with subtitles) Discussion with Art Solomon, owner of two minor league baseball teams

This documentary highlights the courage and contributions of popular Jewish baseball players throughout the history of our national pastime.

MARCH 30th “The Other Son” Discussion with Matthew Goodman, Psy.D, clinical psychologist

As an Israeli is about to enter the military, he discovers that he was accidentally switched at birth with the son of a Palestinian family.

presented by the Sisterhoodof Temple Beth-El

"HONORING JEWISH IDENTITY"

JOANNE FORMAN FILM FESTIVAL

PAID UP SISTERHOOD EVENT All About You: An Afternoon of Relaxation, Wellness, & Fun

photos by Elaine Sandy

Katherine Cowelt shops Ava Anderson Non Toxic

Jan Weiner samples makeup prod ucts from Nicole Adamo, owner of Ella Gra ce

Katherine Cowett receives a chair massage from Pamela Murgo, LMT of RehabExperts Massage Therapy

Sheri Pollock browses bags from Scout

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PREMIUM SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

Premium Support Members The Premium Support Program of Temple Beth-El is enhanced levels of annual support which ensure that the temple can welcome individuals and families who cannot afford to pay some or all of the basic membership dues. The program also ensures the continuation of high quality and essential programs and services the temple provides. Temple Beth-El is grateful to the following families who have joined our Premium Support Program. PILLARS

(18,000 + )

Joseph A. Chazan Anonymous (1) GUARDIAN’S CIRCLE (10,000 + ) Gussie Baxt Rosalie Fain Merle & Stanley Goldstein Vivien & Alan Hassenfeld

RABBI’S CIRCLE

(5,000 + )

Atsuko & Lawrence Fish Joyce & Arthur Hurvitz Sheila & Arnold Kaufman Judy & Robert Mann * Trinidad & Peter Wallick Anonymous (4)

CHAI CIRCLE

(3,600 + )

Jeanie & Samuel Brickle Bonnie & Donald Dwares Samara & Stuart Feldman Robin & Burt Homonoff Jamie & Brock Manville Tara & Bruce Pinsky Faye & Robert Stolzman Jill & Jim Tobak * Ina & Bernard Wasserman

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

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Donna Kimmel & Marilyn Nappen Nancy & Kenneth Kirsch Judith C. Labossiere Sally Lapides & Arthur Solomon Joyce & Alan Leven Sharon & Stephen Linder Carol & Fred Levinger Jane S. Nelson Lila Sapinsley Helaine & Mark Schupack Judge & Mrs. Bruce M. Selya Genie Shao & Neil Steinberg Barbara & Arun Singh Kristin & David Soforenko Marjorie & Philip Torgan Deborah & Ellis Waldman Vanessa & Lewis Weiner Elaine & Howard Weiss Jean & Andrew Wilke * Kimberly & John Zwetchkenbaum Anonymous (3)

SUSTAINER’S CIRCLE

(2,900 + )

Susan & Robert Bahr * Lori Barnet & Jeffrey Savit Susan & David Bazar Mitzi & Robert Berkelhammer Lisa & Michael Bigney Patricia & Melvyn Blake Arlene & David Cohen Harold L. Cohen Melanie & Stephen Coon Judy & Stephan Deutsch Diane & Robert Ducoff Susan & Michael Eides Mary & Richard Engle Frances Friedman Gail & James Galkin Suzanne Gilstein * Jill & Larry Goldstein * Katherine C. Haspel & Paul A. Silver Jo-An & Paul Kaplan Susan & Saul Kaplan

Steven M. Abrams Wesley Alpert Beverly & Banice Bazar Deborah & Neil Benharris Arlene Berrol & Stan Smith Muriel & George Borts Barbra & Max Brickle * Carolyn & David Brodsky Barbara & Jeffrey Brown Wendy & Steven Buckler Suzanne & David Cane Jill & Andrew Caslowitz Eszter & Samuel Chase Phyllis & Irwin Chase Cary Coen Sherry & Mark Cohen Rosalea Cohn Jaffa & David Davies Lisa & Larry Davis Barbara & Walter Feldman Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Susan & Robert Fine Susan & Roy Finkelman Elizabeth & Charles Fradin Linda & Fred Franklin

(2,500 + )

Ellen Barth Geltzer Nancy & Louis Goldman Amy & Bruce Goldstein Amy Gottlieb & Peter Friedmann Bernice & Samuel Gourse Marcy & Rick Granoff * Paula & Leonard Granoff Elizabeth & David Greenberg Helen Grossman Alexis Hafken Susan & Charles Hahn Sandra & Milton Hamolsky Eileen & Harold Horwitz Deborah & David Jacobson Susan & Richard Kaplan Ellen & Jeffrey Kasle Susan & David Kertzer Lorraine & Robert Kingsbury Anne Berkelhammer Krause Marjorie & Robert Krause Dorothy & Howard Lampal Roberta & Steven Lasser Sara & Robert Leach Barbara Levine Doris Licht & Ron Borod Nancy Troy Lovett Leonard C. Mandell Susanne Mark & David Josephson Hedy & Fred Massotti Judy & Andy Matt Beth Mazor Rita Michaelson Dorothy M. Nelson Maria & Ralph Posner Robin & Michael Prescott Lynn Rakatansky Kim & Kenneth Rickler Audrey & Barry Robbins Joyce & Russell Robinson Karen Rosen & David Pomerantz Elinor & Stanley Rosenthal Marjorie & David Rubin Linda & Michael Rubinstein Carolyn & Harold Salk Sandra & Alan Samdperil Judith & Jonathan Savage Ellen & Harold Schein Barbara & Larry Schoenfeld


Linda & Richard Silverman Deborah Miller Tate Jillian & John Torgan Susan & Herbert Triedman Lisa Weingeroff Susan Weinman & Andrew Rosenzweig *

Beth & Stanley Weiss Gloria Winston Sarah & Richard Zacks Janet & Melvin Zurier Lauren & Samuel Zurier Morrisa & Joseph Zwetchkenbaum Anonymous (9)

*Members

who have either joined the Premium Support Program or who have moved to a higher circle.

Please call Judy Moseley, Executive Director, or Ruby Shalansky, Fundraising and Development, at 331- 6070, if you would like more information about our Premium Support Program.

PREMIUM SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

Sarah & Peter Scoliard Emily & Steven Shalansky Ellen & Barry Shepard Els & Allan Shine Cathy & Jeffrey Siegal Ellen & Mark Silverman *

I would like more information about the honors and benefits of Premium Membership. Please send me a Premium support Brochure.

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B’NEI MITZVAH

MORGAN WOLF February 22, 2014

Parents Kimberly & Jonathan Wolf School Gallagher Middle School

Grade 7th

Favorite Activities Soccer, theater, sleep-away camp and drawing

To Morgan, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means “an ability to see depth of meaning. It is a spiritual maturity.” For Morgan’s Mitzvah Mania Project she volunteers at the Smithfield YMCA, helping elementary students with their homework, as well as serving snacks and entertaining the children. Morgan would like to major in oceanography at URI with the goal of becoming a marine biologist.

SAMUEL ANDELMAN March 1, 2014

Parents Nicole & Steven Andelman School Moses Brown School

Grade 7th

Favorite Activities Lacrosse, skiing, soccer and running

To Samuel, becoming a Bar Mitzvah means “that I am now a Jewish adult. With that comes a lot more freedom and responsibilities.” For his Mitzvah Mania Project, Samuel is raising money for an organization called Good Sports by using his excellent running skills in 5K races. The proceeds provide sports equipment for communities in need. It is Samuel’s lifetime goal to be successful at whatever career he undertakes and to raise a Jewish family.

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Temple Beth-El Cemetery OUR HISTORY & EVOLUTION

Our synagogue’s history and

the mid-1980s,

evolution can be traced through

given growing

visits to the cemetery, where

concerns about

you can study the earliest grave

space constraints,

markers from the 1850s, walk

the area was

past mausoleums built in the early

reconfigured to

1900s, and note the markers and

create 700 new

monuments of the 21st century. A

grave sites.

brief summary of how we came to

Temple Beth-El sells

have this cemetery space provides

cemetery plots to

some historical perspective.

our members and their families. We

Pre-Need Arrangements:

On September 10, 1849,

have plots for sale at Congregation

Judy is also able to answer

Sons of Israel and David Cemetery

questions and provide information

on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. We

about the services and products

approximately one acre of land on the New London Turnpike, now

do this as a

offered by the cemeteries and

service to our

the mortuaries. Arrangements

members and to

can be made to set money

encourage them

aside or to purchase these

to plan ahead

services at today’s prices. Again,

as a gift to their

contact Judy at 401-331- 6070

whom the land

loved ones.

or jmoseley@temple-beth-el.org.

was assessed at

Contact Judy

$100. Five years

Moseley,

Reservoir Avenue, was conveyed to Solomon Pareira, Leonard Gavitts and Morris Steinberg, to

later – in 1854 – the Congregation

Executive Director, 401-331- 6070 or

Sons of Israel and David was

jmoseley@temple-beth-el.org, for

founded. In 1857, Mr. Pareira,

information about the cost of plots

the congregation’s first president,

and the exact location. Judy

deeded the cemetery land “as and

will show you the plots and

for a cemetery for the burial of the

answer your questions.

members of said Congregation Sons of Israel and David and no other purpose.” In 1870, a fence along Reservoir Avenue was constructed and that fence still stands today. Since 1870, the cemetery has grown from one acre to more than five, and in

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DONATIONS

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 to NOVEMBER 30, 2013

“...who donates much to charity becomes the richer for it...”

BROTHERHOOD FUND

David Goldstein Lori & Steven Kahan

FELDMAN FAMILY GENERATION FUND In Memory of LEWIS GOLDSTEIN EVELYN ROSE

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Jill, Larry, Sam & Sydney Goldstein Lisa & Daniel Brosofsky In Memory of Louise Zuckerman beloved parents, MEL & SYLVIA RUDERMAN CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION FUND Enhances the Temple cemetery’s landscaping

Lillian Golden

In Memory of EDWARD L. GOLDEN

CHARLOTTE SIMON KENNER MEMORIAL FUND For any purpose the Temple’s Board of Trustees deems worthy

Lynn Flanzbaum

In Memory of her mother, MURIEL SIMON FLANZBAUM & grandmother, ETTA M. SIMON

DAVID A. COHEN FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND Provides support and development of resources for children with special needs in the Temple Beth -El Religious School

In Memory of Andrea & David Reiser, Ben, PATRICIA COHEN Jake, Zack & Matt David A. Cohen PATRICIA R. COHEN Helps to establish financial security for the Temple

In Honor of DOROTHY NELSON on her special birthday In Memory of PAUL BARON MARILYN SWARTZ ANNETTE GESSMAN LAWRENCE A. PALEY HARRIS GINSBERG ESTHER WLODINGUER EVELYN ROSE WENDY FELLER LENORE GOLDBLATT

FAY & ROBERT STEINBERG FUND

Supports interfaith families and programs at Temple Beth-El

In Memory of Genie Shao & Neil Steinberg FEN & C.Y. SHAO AND FAY & ROBERT STEINBERG

For programming to promote Jewish continuity and/or youth leadership

Jocelyn Jocelyn Jocelyn Jocelyn

& Carl Feldman

& Carl Feldman & Carl Feldman & Carl Feldman

In Honor of FRANCES FRIEDMAN on her special birthday In Memory of THOMAS B. FELDMAN & ARNOLD FELDMAN KAREN SEECHE on her birthday EVELYN ROSE & ROSALIE TANZER

FINE ARTS FUND

For the purchase and maintenance of fine art and Judaica

Pat & Mel Blake

In Memory of BEATRICE BLAKE

FRANCES & DAVID FRIEDMAN YOUNG FAMILIES FUND Enhances program opportunities for very young families (K’Tantan)

Frances Frances Frances Frances

Friedman Friedman

Friedman Friedman

In Honor of DOROTHY NELSON on her special birthday ESTA & JERRY COHEN on their 50th anniversary In Memory of HARVEY GOLDEN & FRANCES GRANOFF DAVID FRIEDMAN & LARRY FRIEDMAN

GRAUBART-IRVING MUSIC FUND

Enhances programs and worship services through music

Beverly & Harlan Rich

In Memory of MORRIS RICH

HAZEL & STANLEY GROSSMAN FUND

ENDOWMENT FUND

Linda & Fred Franklin Harold & Hoda J. Baron Carolyn & Sonny Botvin Bobbie Hurwitz Linda & Fred Franklin Myrna & David Leven Monica Bauman Judy & John Moseley Rochelle Fink Beverly & Robert Goldblatt

Zohar, iii, 110b

For general use as needed

Marlene Clayton

In Memory of HELEN CASLOWITZ

HELEN & ABRAHAM ADELMAN FUND For general use as needed

Marcia & David Gold

In Memory of DAVID M. SHERMAN & EVELYN D. SHERMAN

JOSEPH H. COHEN MUSIC FUND Sponsors a Music Shabbat

In Memory of Ellen, Mark & Emily Silverman LOUIS FRIEDMAN

LARRY H. FRIEDMAN FAMILY FUND

Supports arts enrichment in the Religious School

Nancy T. Lerner

In Memory of STEVEN LERNER

LOUIS & PHYLLIS DRESS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Provides need-based assistance for youth and travel to Israel

Marilyn & Julius Levine

In Memory of FANNIE FRIEDLANDER-KRONICK

MINYAN FUND In Honor of Joan Gelch & Morris Weintraub EDWARD FINK on his special birthday

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In Memory of JEANNE SCHMULOWITZ REBECCA ROSEN & LEO ROSEN IRMA GROSS IRMA GROSS NATHAN SAMORS cousin, IRMA GROSS dear friend, IRMA GROSS CHARLES BOLOTOW, BETTY WEINSTEIN BOLOTOW & HAROLD A. WINSTEAD NATHAN ROSENBERG CHARLES JAOBSON PHYLLIS LASSER

NATHANIEL SUGERMAN MEMORIAL FUND Supports the outdoor Spiritual Garden

Jill & Michael Thaler

In Memory of HELEN STEINBERG

PRAYER BOOK FUND

For purchase of prayer books for worship services including High Holidays

Barbara Singh

In Memory of FRIEDA SCHACHTER

RABBI GUTTERMAN'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Jill, Larry, Sam & Sydney Goldstein Lisa & Daniel Brosofsky In Honor of Lynn & Laurence Pohl DOROTHY NELSON on her special birthday In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Rubinstein LILLIAN RUBINSTEIN Marilyn Schlossberg HARRY SCHLOSSBERG & JOSEF N. FOGEL Marjorie Jaffe MORRIS DORF Banice M. Webber SARAH WEBBER Nancy & Sam Riffle FRANCES BERGER Robert M. Shapiro DOROTHY SHAPIRO Marcia & Stanley Blacher NANCY HYMES Lee & Bob Krasner ESTELLE ROSEN Hannah & Jack Feibelman RABBI MAURICE DAVIS

SISTERHOOD FUND

Barbara Feibelman & Ken, Matt & Clare Orenstein Carol Friedman Ruth Fink

In Memory of SHARYN WILK FRANCES BERGER CECELIA BERKELHAMMER

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Provides funds for social action or social concern

Beverly & Harlan Rich Dianne Isenberg

In Memory of HELGA WALDMAN MARC LESHAY

WILLIAM G. BRAUDE LIBRARY FUND

DONATIONS

Ida Schmulowitz & Toby Schmulowitz Galli Dorothy & Milton Rosen Lillian B. Bernstein Helaine & Mark Schupack Harriet Samors Edith "Fuzzy" Gipstein Helen Ginsberg Norman Jay Bolotow Bessie Lindenbaum Deborah & David Jacobson Steven D. Lasser

For purchase of new library books

Mardelle & Bennett Berman Sylvia Sapir Evelyn Shatkin Arlene & Robert Luber Leila & Sheldon Sock

In Honor of EVERETT BERLINSKY on his special birthday In Memory of RUTH KUTIK IRMA GROSS MARTIN J. BERNSTEIN JACOB LAKE

Dr. Abraham Horvitz A Friend Sharon & Perry Garber Sylvia Sapir Simon Horenstein

ELEANOR HORVITZ EVELYN ROSE NORMAN STRAGER HENRY KUTIK ISADORE S. HORENSTEIN

ZURIER FAMILY FUND

Supports the Temple’s archives and museum

Janet & Mel Zurier Janet & Mel Zurier

In Memory of IRMA GROSS EVELYN ROSE

RABBI MACK'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Jill, Larry, Sam & Sydney Goldstein Lisa & Daniel Brosofsky RICHARD & EVELYN SEIGLE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND For Religious School scholarships

Lisa & Daniel Brosofsky Anita & Mark Steiman Sarah Goldberg Gloria & Sam Jarcho Evelyn & Richard Seigle Gloria & Sam Jarcho Rhonda T. Lax Anita & Mark Steiman

In Appreciation In Honor of JULIA SHALANSKY becoming a Bat Mitzvah & LOTTA & NORMAN JAGOLINZER on their 55th anniversary In Memory of ABRAHAM SIMON HARRIET HERSKOWITZ NANCY HYMES EVELYN ROSE SYDNEY MATZNER EVELYN ROSE

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Temple Beth-El

70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI, 02906-5402

Office: (401) 331-6070 Fax: (401) 331-8068 www.temple-beth-el.org

Executive Director Judy Moseley x.105 jmoseley@temple-beth-el.org

Assistant to the Executive Director Kim Campbell x 109 kcampbell@temple-beth-el.org

Office Manager/Receptionist Rona Nachbar x.100 rnachbar@temple-beth-el.org

Controller Chris W. McLain x.104 cmclain@temple-beth-el.org

Assistant to Clergy & Religious School Communications Judith Gilson x 113 jgilson@temple-beth-el.org

Building Manager George Hetu x.119 ghetu@temple-beth-el.org

Senior Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman x.112 rabbigutterman@temple-beth-el.org Study: (401) 521- 0343 Rabbi Sarah E. Mack x.106 rabbimack@temple-beth-el.org Cantor Judith A. Seplowin x.118 jseplowin@temple-beth-el.org

Assistant to Controller/ Social Media Coordinator Latoya White x.102 lwhite@temple-beth-el.org

President Fred J. Franklin fjfranklin@aol.com

School Administrator Anita F. Steiman x.107 afsteiman@temple-beth-el.org

Facilities Toly Magidin x119

Fundraising & Development Ruby Shalansky x.110 rshalansky@temple-beth-el.org Librarian Reini Silverman x.111 rsilverman@temple-beth-el.org

The Shofar is published by the Harold A.Winstead Charitable Trust in his memory.

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CONTACTS

Congregation Sons of Israel & David


YIZKOR ELOHIM The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of: STEPHEN BROWN 11 Tevet 5774 14 December 2013

IN OUR FAMILY H. Jack Feibelman was named “Person of The Year” by Miriam Hospital. Elaine Hoffman on the marriage of her grandson Sage Fischer Hoffman to Andrea Lauren Cruz.

MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAYS IN OUR FAMILY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER We are pleased to honor members who are celebrating their 100 th birthday, and beyond, as well as anniversaries of those who are celebrating their first, fifth, tenth, twenty - fifth, and fiftieth celebrations. Abraham Horvitz ~ 103 years old ~ Mazal Tov!!!

SAMUEL COOPERMAN 27 Kislev 5774 30 November 2013 WENDY FELLER 20 Kislev 5774 22 November 2013 FRIEDA GOODMAN 26 Kislev 5774 28 November 2013

IN OUR SYNAGOGUE

A Blessing On Your Head Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov

ANITA NORMAN 11 Tevet 5774 14 December 2013 LARISA REIDER 29 Kislev 5774 2 December 2013 HOWARD TRIEDMAN 11 Tevet 5774 14 December 2013

Milestone Anniversaries in JANUARY: Rayna & Michael Botvin ~ 5 Amanda & Joshua Deaner ~ 10 Jamie & Brock Manville ~ 25 Ruth & Edward Fink ~ 57 Helene & Bill Myers ~ 58 Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer ~ 59 Dorothy & Milton Rosen ~ 68

IN MEMORIAM The congregation notes with sorrow the passing of:

Milestone Anniversaries in FEBRUARY: Kim & Mark Schneider ~ 5 Janet & Leslie Gutterman ~10 Janet & Harvey Neitlich ~ 50 Merle & Stanley Goldstein ~ 54 Carolyn & Harold Salk ~ 57 Dorothy & Donald Horowitz ~ 61 Helaine & Mark Schupack ~ 62 Evelyn & Albert Finger ~ 63 Nancy & Elwin Rosenbaum ~ 66 Hannah & Jack Feibelman ~ 68

Elsa Day, mother of our member, Carolyn Winter Lenore Gross, sister of Shirley Shapiro Judy Weinberger, sister of Richard Goldberg

B’NAI MITZVAH Samuel Andelman Morgan Wolf

NEW MEMBERS We welcome the following members to Temple Beth-El. May your membership in our Congregation bring you spiritual peace and joy. Eric, Tonya & Joseph Brainsky of Providence, RI The Brainsky Family

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January & February Shofa 2014