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The

SHOFAR

DECEMBER 2013 Volume 90 No. 5 KISLEV/TEVET 5774

Temple Beth-El

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

Congregation Sons of Israel & David

Reduce ~Reuse Recycle~Respect

Go GREEN at Temple Beth-El!

Our motto is "Bal Tashchit"  ~ Do Not Waste Linking Judaism with Environmentalism Here's how we Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle : •

We conducted an independent Energy Audit.

We installed energy efficient lighting fixtures inside & outside the building.

All bulbs in the Temple are either compact fluorescent (CFL) or the similarly efficient LED.

HVAC and heating is monitored electronically.

The paper that Beth-El uses in the office has 30 percent recycled content.

Old flyers are reused in the office for note paper.

Recycling bins can be found throughout Beth-El. Large containers are located outside near the trash dumpster. All kinds of paper are recycled (office, newspaper, cardboard). Co-mingled glass, plastic, and aluminum are recycled. Just as at home, you can help. Become familiar with what can and cannot be recycled. Rather than create more trash, please look for the bins and recycle whenever you can.

To reduce mailing costs and the use of paper, donations to Beth-El can now be made on-line through the Beth-El web site. On-line reservations and payment for events are coming.

We are using bio-degradable paper plates and cups.

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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PARASHAT VAYIGASH

PARASHAT VAYISHLACH

Torah: Genesis 44:18 - 47:27 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15 - 37:28

Torah: Genesis 32:4 - 36:43 Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1 - 1:21

Friday, December 6

Friday, December 20

7:00 PM

Family Shabbat Service (led by Sixth Grade)

7:00 PM Hallelu Shabbat

Children with December birthdays will be honored.

Oneg Sponsored by Sue Robbio and Michael Gaffin in honor of their daughter Sadie’s Bat Mitzvah.

Saturday, December 7 9:00 0:15 1 11:00 5:45

AM AM AM PM

Shabbat Service Torah Study Bat Mitzvah of Sadie Gaffin Minyan

Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM followed by an uplifting musical Shabbat featuring Temple Beth-El Musicians and a short D’var Torah.

Saturday, December 21 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

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PARASHAT VAERA

Torah: Genesis 47:28 - 50:26 Haftarah: I Kings 2:1 - 2:12

Friday, December 27

Friday, December 13

Saturday, December 28

7:00 PM

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

PARASHAT VAYECHI

Shabbat Service Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman will speak.

Saturday, December 14 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 5:45 PM Minyan

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Torah: Exodus 6:2 - 9:35 Haftarah – Ezekiel 28:25 - 29: 21 5:30 PM Shabbat Service (please note special time)


PARASHAT BO

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

TEVET Rosh Hodesh, the start of each Hebrew month when the new crescent moon

Friday, January 3

appears in the sky, is a time for

5:30 PM K’TanTan Dinner sponsored by The Sandy & O’Connell families

celebration and reflection, bringing with

7:00 PM Shabbat Service “My Dreams for the Future” ~ Neil Steinberg For forty years I have asked a distinguished member of the Congregation to speak about 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 his message.

it hope, light and promise, growth and fulfillment, not only for the moon but for us. Rosh Hodesh Tevet, the start of the new month, is WEDNESDAY,

WORSHIP SERVICES

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December 4th. The celebration of Hanukkah concludes at the very beginning of Tevet. As we increase the candles on the menorah on the 7th and 8th nights, the moon reappears in the sky reminding us of our capacity to bring light into the world and of the ever ~present light of God even in the darkest of times.

Saturday, January 4 9: 00 AM Shabbat Service 10 :15 AM Torah Study 5:30 PM 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

January 3 February 1 ~ PAJAMA HAVDALAH February 28 March 15 ~ PURIM PARTY April 11 & May 9

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

K'TanTan is open to both Temple & non-Temple families. Funded by The Frances & David Friedman Family Fund

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

PJ HAVDALAH Saturday, February 1st @ 5:30 PM SHABBAT SERVICE & DINNER Friday, February 28th @ 5:30 PM

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Grades 1-3

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

Provty

Grades 8-12 DECEMBER INSTITUTE Thursday, December 26th ~ Monday, December 30th


WISDOM

BY WHICH TO

LIVE

2nd Annual Temple Beth-El

Pool Party January 25th

5:00PM~7:30PM

You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. It’s not WHAT you have in your life, but WHO you have in your life that counts. It takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it. No matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. We are responsible for what we do no matter how we feel. You can keep going long after you think you can’t.

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).

Either you control your attitude or it controls you. Money is a lousy way of keeping score. Just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue doesn’t mean they do. No matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while, that's life. You should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

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PROVTY Tikkun Olam Project for Hoilday Season

Dear Fellow Congregants, The Temple Beth-El Youth Group, PROVTY, has developed a wonderful Tikkun Olam project and are offering each of us the opportunity to make an impact this year for the Holiday Season. When we join together, we can help our community by teaching our kids our values of tzedakah. It is our hope that you will purchase gift cards through the Temple’s “ShopWithScrip Program” for all your gift giving needs AND will consider purchasing an additional gift card for a needy family. The need in our community is greater than ever before. The Temple Beth-El Youth Program and the Religious School have teamed up with Jewish Family Service to try to combat some of the needs in our community. This year, in lieu of a Toy Drive, we are asking you to provide Gift Cards through the Temple’s “ShopWithScrip Program” to stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Stop & Shop, Kohl’s, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and the like - stores where a variety of items can be purchased.

Here is how you can help: 1

~ Fill out the attached form on the next page that gives you a sample of the retailers the families could use gift cards to, and send it to Judy Moseley along with your check.

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~ Log on to http://www.ShopWithScrip.com and set up an account using organization code #L28DF62E337L1 and choose from 100s of retailers and denominations.

Please don’t wait! Shop early, shop often, help those in need now. L’Shalom, Laura Gessman (Youth Programs Associate) & The 2013/2014 PROVTY Board

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Temple Beth-El

Family Order Form

By using ShopWithScrip.com gift cards for your gift giving and shopping needs, you help our community thrive. Check out www.shopwithscrip.com for a complete list of available retailers and denominations for write-in below. Product

Value

Qty

Total $

Product

*Amazon $10 $25 $100

Marriott $50 $100 $500

Applebee’s $25 $50

*Marshall’s $25 $100

*Babies R Us $20

Old Navy $25 $100

*Barnes&Noble $5 $10 $25

Overstock.com $25

*Bed Bath Beyond $25 $100

Outback $25

Best Buy $25 $100 $250

Panera $5 $10 $25

*Burlington Coat $25

*Payless Shoes $20

Chili’s $25 $50

PeaPod $25 $50 $100

*CVS $25 $100

Sam’s Club $25 $100 $250

Dick’s Sporting $25 $100

*Sears $25 $100 $250

Disney $500 $1000

*Shaw’s $25 $100

*DunkinDonuts $10

Staples $25 $100

Game Stop $25

Starbucks $10 $25

Gap $25 $100

*Stop & Shop $25 $50 $100

Home Depot $25 $100 $500

Subway $10 $50

iTunes $15 $25

*TJ Maxx $25 $100

JCPenney $25 $100

*Target $10 $25 $100

*Kmart $25 $50

*Toys R Us $20

Kohl’s $25 $100

*Walgreens $25 $100

Land’s End $25 $100

*Walmart $10 $25 $100

Lowe’s $25 $100 $500

Whole Foods $25 $100

Macy’s $25 $100

Zappos $25 $100

Value

Qty

Total $

* Great Items for Tikkun Olam: Please consider adding one or more to help a needy family

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5:30PM K'TANTAN PURIM PARTY 6:30PM

COSTUME PARADE MEGILLAH READING followed by the Purim Spiel & Temple Purim Party

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THE PURIM CELEBRATION IS FUNDED BY THE BENEFACTORS


Call for Costumes! Do you have leftover costumes from Halloween? We, the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, are collecting lightly used costumes to send to our twin Sisterhood WRJ affiliate in Rosh Pina, Israel! We have learned that costumes are not so easy to come by in Israel. We hope to send slightly used Halloween costumes to them, to be used for Purim. This will be our first joint effort with

Temple Beth-El Parenting Group Facilitated by Matthew Goodman, Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist

DATES December 15th January 5th February 2nd March 2nd TIME 9:15AM LOCATION Bennett Chapel

this community in Israel, and we are excited to be building this relationship. If you don’t have any Halloween costumes but still want to make a donation to this cause, any donation towards

Family srael Trip

shipping costs would be greatly

DECEMBER 21, 2014 ~ JANUARY 2, 2015

appreciated! Please place your

Are you interested in traveling to Israel with Temple Beth-El?

costume box outside the office.

in the

donation

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

DC Trip While most of you were probably enjoying an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, November 3rd (courtesy of Daylight Saving Time), many of our seventh grade students along with their teacher, Alan Rosenberg; School Administrator, Anita Steiman; and several parents were up at the crack of dawn (5:00 AM!). They were heading to TF Green Airport to board a flight to our nation’s Capital. They spent an incredible day together touring some of our national treasures; including the Washington Monument, the Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II, Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and the FDR Memorial. The main purpose of the trip, though, was to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to enhance the students’ current Religious School studies. This living memorial to the Holocaust provided students with historical footage, videos, artifacts, and eyewitness testimonies of this horrific time in our history. What a deeply moving experience! We were so impressed with their reflections and deep introspection. These young people will soon become the link in our history, teaching future generations to “Never Forget." Field trips are such a vital

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component of our Religious School curriculum. These experiences enrich and bring to life the important aspects of our programs of study. They present a unique way for teachers to transmit knowledge, allowing students

to have fun while learning. The children experience hands-on learning while also being introduced to new environments that are community building. This gives our students a chance to get to know each other and interact in a more relaxed environment without the pressure of grades or the constraints of classrooms. These are the memories of Religious School that will remain with our students long past the textbooks, films and traditional classroom experience. The seventh grade students of the Religious School would like to express their gratitude to The Eleanore and Melvin Frank Fund for their generous donation to this wonderful field trip to Washington, D.C.!


TEMPLE BETH-EL invites you to our

Intergenerational Tu B'Shevat Seder L

FRIDAY, January 10, 2014 6:00PM

s n o em

FRUITS & SEEDS

TREES

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.

Apples Oranges

TREES

Pomegranate

Please join us for a special Tu B'Shevat Seder at which we'll incorporate traditional fruits and seeds in our meal.

is the rainbow) e h t ( This nant the cove token of een ake betw m I h ic g wh very livin ou and e y d n a u o e M h y , t is wit a h t e r u ns. creat generatio l a u t e p for per 9:12 Genesis

Curra

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

There is NO CHARGE to attend: however, reservations are needed by January 2 so that we can plan accordingly.

with Seasoned Currants

& Fruit Compote

RSVP by January 2

call (401) 331- 6070

Temple Beth-El

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70 Orchard Avenue

Providence, RI


World Series of Jewish Desserts SUNDAY, October 27th was a

Grand SLAM! The Committee, chaired by KAREN BORGER, announced that the

World Series of Jewish Desserts raised more than $5,600 to benefit the temple’s Religious School.

Best Dessert

People’s Choice Award

Mascarpone Cake

Rugeluch

Emily Torgan-Shalansky

Doug Blake

Best Dessert Runner Up

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Judges’ Awards Runner Up

Chocolate Covered Macaroons

Hamentashen

Vanessa Weiner, Layne Mayer, & Amy Orth

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Best Dessert

EMILY TORGAN-SHALANSKY

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Mascarpone Cake with Mango Sauce

This cake is Torgan-Shalansky’s version of a recipe her grandmother, who had emigrated from Poland to Honduras, used.

INGREDIENTS

Best Dessert

First Runner~ Up

LAYNE MAYER, VANESSA WEINER, AMY ORTH

DarkChocolateDipped Macaroons These are a sophisticated version of the contestants’ favorite Passover dessert.

Cake 2 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk

Mascarpone Cream 8 oz. mascarpone 1 cup chilled heavy cream 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

Dona Ana's Mango Sauce 3 large ripe mangoes sugar lime juice

PREPARATION Cake • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan

(2 inches deep). Line bottom with round of parchment paper, then butter parchment. • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy and pale. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. With mixer on low, beat in buttermilk until just combined. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing after each addition until just combined. • Pour batter into cake pan, smoothing top. • Rap on counter to get rid of air bubbles. • Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake, then invert it onto plate. Remove and discard paper.

Mascarpone Cream

Beat mascarpone, cream and sugar in a large bowl until mixture holds stiff peaks

Assembly Halve cake horizontally with a long serrated knife. Remove top half. Put bottom half on plate and spread with half of cream. Put top half on, then spread with remainder of cream. Serve with sauce alongside.

Dona Ana's Mango Sauce

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Peel and pit mangoes. Put flesh into a blender with about 1 tablespoon of lime juice and two tablespoons of sugar.

INGREDIENTS 5 large egg whites 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 3/4 cup -1 cup sugar (depends how sweet you want them)

4 cups long-shred unsweetened coconut (about 6 ounces), lightly toasted 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, cooled, ground

12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

PREPARATION • Preheat oven to 275°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with

parchment paper. Place egg whites in large bowl; scrape in seeds from vanilla bean. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. • Gradually add sugar, beating until meringue is very thick

(similar to marshmallow crème), about 5 minutes. Fold in coconut, then almonds. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing mounds 1 1/2 inches apart. • Bake macaroons until pale beige outside and dry-looking

(insides will still be soft), about 25 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to racks; cool macaroons completely. Transfer macaroons to work surface; re-line pans with clean parchment. • Place chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water. Stir chocolate until smooth; remove from over water. Dip bottom of 1 macaroon into melted chocolate to depth of 1/4 inch. Place on prepared sheet, chocolate side down. Repeat dipping with remaining macaroons. Chill until chocolate is firm, about 1 hour. These can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated. Let macaroons stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving. Makes roughly 4-5 dozens.


Best Dessert

Second Runner ~ Up ADRIENNE UFFER

Hamentaschen Adrienne Uffer bakes these so often, she no longer needs to measure the ingredients. For our readers, she did.

People's Choice DOUG BLAKE

Rugelach “Every good baker needs a good teacher. My first and best teacher was my mother, Sally Goldberg. The Rugelach teacher was my wife’s cousin Irene, who introduced me to the Cuisinart. We baked these at the Jersey Shore in 90% humidity (not recommended) for a first attempt!”

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TRADITIONAL RUGELACH

INGREDIENTS

Dough

Dough

3 cups flour 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, unsalted, softened 1 package yeast 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 3 egg yolks

1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Mix ingredients together to make dough. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Roll out dough and make circles.

Mixture for rolling 2 cups sugar 3 teaspoons cinnamon 8 ounces chopped pecans, mixed very finely in a food processor.

Filling

Mixture for spreading

1 lb pitted prunes 1/4 lb apricots 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon lemon rind 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Seedless preserves (apricot, raspberry or plum)

PREPARATION • Cook prunes, apricots and raisins. Chop, then mix

the rest of ingredients. • Shape Hamentaschen and bake in an ungreased

pan in 375°F oven for approximately 15 minutes.

PREPARATION • In a food processor or a stand mixer, combine flour, salt and yeast. Cut in the butter. Add yolks and heavy cream; mix well. Wrap in foil and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment or silicone liner. Divide dough into 4 and work one part at a time keeping the rest cold. Spread board generously with pecan sugar and roll out dough in mixture, covering both sides and working some into the dough. Roll into 14 to 16 inch circle. Cut into quarters; spread each fourth with jam, then cut each fourth into 4 slices. Sprinkle with more pecan sugar and roll up each slice from the edge to the center; bend each piece into a crescent. Bake 12 -15 minutes; cool on racks and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Makes 64.

CHOCOLATE RUGELACH Mixture for spreading 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons chopped bittersweet chocolate 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons melted butter Roll out 1 piece of dough as above in pecan sugar. Brush with melted butter. Spread with chocolate mixture; cut into slices and roll up as above. Makes 16.

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SISTERHOOD

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SISTERHOOD

HELLO

Our Sisterhood Centennial Celebration culminated with our Centennial Shabbaton Weekend in October. The Friday evening Sisterhood Shabbat service was well attended by past presidents and current members who all received an annual blessing under the ceremonial chuppah. Our guest speaker, WRJ Northeast District Vice President Denise Levine, gave an informative talk about the history of Women of Reform Judaism and specifically the long and active participation of Temple Beth-El

MAKE-A-MEAL AT RONALD MACDONALD HOUSE Come be part of the annual Sisterhood/Brotherhood Ronald MacDonald House Make - A - Meal on Sunday, December 15th. Due to the kitchen’s space limitations; only 12 people can be accommodated. If you want to take part in this extremely rewarding mitzvah, please sign up right away. We will meet at Ronald MacDonald House around 2: 00 to begin preparing the meal for the families returning from visiting their hospitalized children. For questions to sign up contact Elaine Sandy at elaineisandy@gmail.com.

Sisterhood in that organization. On Saturday morning Sisterhood members participated in a musical Torah service in the Bennett Chapel followed by a Bagel brunch. It was an interesting Torah study from the women’s perspective. A playful, information - packed bingo session, complete with prizes, helped the spirit flow. This month Sisterhood is having its Centennial Donor Nonevent. That’s correct. Sisterhood is inviting you to stay at home and celebrate our 100 th year. No need to dress or fret. Don't procrastinate. Just

THANK YOU

Thank you to Debbie Barshay, Renate Sandgren, Cheryl Greenfield, Nancy Riffle and everyone else who helped with the planning of our Centennial Shabbaton weekend and especially to our clergy for their support. Thank you also to Rona Nachbar, Cheryl Greenfield, Lynn Rakatansky, Jessica Sherwood, Diane Cerep and Barbara Brown for helping with the October membership mailing.

donate! Donations will be used to permanently commemorate our 100 years of leadership by providing some of the new chairs planned for the Bennett Chapel. Come to our next Open Board Meeting December 10th at 7:00 PM in the Temple boardroom to see what’s happening with Sisterhood in 2014. Cheryl Greenfield Vice President, Ways & Means

Upcoming Events FAMILY EVENT featuring Jen Romanat SUNDAY, January 12th JANUARY OPEN BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, January 14th, 7:00PM

READING CIRCLE Reading Circle will resume on January 27th.

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Brotherhood NEWS Brotherhood keeps the activities going!

This year, the Brotherhood of Temple Beth - El began a busy calendar year of activities with a Sunday Breakfast on October 21st, featuring Temple member Art Solomon. Art spoke about the work and fun of owning three minor league baseball teams. Next, we sponsored the amazing Edward Twins at the Temple on November 16th. This tremendous show was a huge success, and assisted the Brotherhood’s scholarship

fund for graduating seniors. We’re now proud to announce our next event, which is a viewing party of the New England Patriots versus the Cleveland Browns. The party takes place in the Silverstein Meeting Hall directly after Religious School on December 8th. We’ll have all kinds of fun including barbequing hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be raffles and prizes available for all.

including the pinnacle of our social calendar, the Charles Lindenbaum Memorial Banquet in May. The fun is just beginning !!

Get ready for a year of great events

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Become a fan on Facebook www.bethelbrotherhoodri.org

Shabbat Hallelu FRIDAYS December 20 January 10

(Special Family Service Tu B'Shevat/Hallelu)

February 21 March 21 April 18 May 16

(High School Graduation)

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

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December 7, 2013

Parents Michael Gaffin & Sue Robbio School Nathan Bishop Middle School

To Sadie, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means “being a mature, responsible adult. It means facing the real world and coming out of the shell a little bit more. To me, being Bat Mitzvah is a huge milestone.” For her Mitzvah Mania Project, Sadie is volunteering in the preschool/ITC area of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. She goes to the Jewish Alliance at least once a week from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. She is also collecting diapers for families who cannot afford them. During her lifetime, Sadie would like to “accomplish being a pediatrician, have a comfortable and happy family, and have people in my life that I love and who love me back”.

ROLLOVER EXTENDED There is still time to make your 2013 end of year gift to Temple Beth-El. If you are 70 ½ or older, you may make a gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA with no income tax impact! The transfer must be made directly from the IRA to the Temple.

As always, when considering charitable gifts, we encourage you to contact your tax advisor or IRA administrator. Call Ruby Shalansky 331- 6070 with questions.

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IRA CHARITABLE

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Grade 7th

Favorite Activities Lacrosse, Rowing, Babysitting, Hanging with friends and family

Perspective

B’NEI MITZVAH

SADIE GAFFIN

Micah Moskoff, a graduate of our Temple Religious School, recently reflected on the 10th Anniversary of her recovery from serious illness. It is a statement of hope that inspires all of us. LYG “Ten years ago today I heard words that changed my life forever: I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of eleven. Some days, I feel as if it all happened the day before, while other days I wonder if it even happened at all. There was so much pain and hurt, physical and emotional, that happened during and after treatment but, you know, there were also many joyful moments. I met people I never would have met, I grew closer to my family, and I learned how to become the person I have always wanted to be, doing things I have always imagined doing. If I could go back and talk to that scared girl who asked a nurse five minutes after her diagnosis if she would die, I would tell her this: "No, you will survive. But you will do more than that: you will live.”


IN OUR FAMILY

MEMORIAL

Tablets

Engraving a Memorial Tablet means that the name of your dear departed becomes a permanent remembrance in our Temple. The tablet will hang on the marble wall inside the entrance to the Fain Sanctuary during the anniversary month of one’s passing.

Susan Adler Kaplan, Chair of the Brown Corporation Emeriti, received the Ittleson Award given by the Brown Annual Fund for extraordinary leadership.

The following tablets has been lovingly inscribed:

NEW MEMBERS

Helen D. Caslowitz inscribed by her Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren

We welcome the following members to Temple Beth-El. May your membership in our Congregation bring you spiritual peace and joy. Susan & Scott Benzuly of Barrington, RI Loren Granoff & Merle Shaer of Miami, FL Rochelle, Randall & Sadie Rosenthal of Attleboro, MA

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 fifty - plus celebrations. Dorothy Nelson ~ 100 years old ~ Mazal Tov!!! Milestone Anniversaries in DECEMBER: Bernice & Howard Stone ~ 25 Rusela Baccaray & David Steigman ~ 25 Beverly & Banice Bazar ~ 62 Muriel & George Borts ~ 65 Paula & Melvin Feldman ~ 66 Helene & Lawrence Gates ~ 56 Avis & Malcolm Goldberg ~ 51 Lotta & Norman Jagolinzer ~ 55 Janet & Lewis Miller ~ 52 Mildred & Gerald Moverman ~ 63 Tovia & Jason Siegel ~ 59 Ellen & Kenneth Steingold ~ 59 Sheila & Irving Troob ~ 64 Patricia & Aaron Wold ~ 56

B’NAI MITZVAH Sadie Gaffin

Victor J. Baxt inscribed by his loving Family

IN OUR SYNAGOGUE

A Blessing On Your Head Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov

YIZKOR ELOHIM The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of: LENORE GOLDBLATT 14 Cheshvan 5774 17 October 2013 IRMA GROSS 2 Kislev 5774 5 November 2013

IN MEMORIAM The congregation notes with sorrow the passing of: Nancy Hymes, sister of Judeg Robert Krause Evelyn Rose, sister of Milton Nachbar Rosalie Tanzer, sister of Milton Lewis

HONOR THY NAME PLAQUES Honor Thy Name Plaques continue to provide members with an opportunity to remember a loved one or to honor someone dear. Inscribed plaques are affixed to a seat of your choice in either the Rosalie and Norman Fain Sanctuary or the Herman L. Bennett Chapel. Donations to establish a plaque enhance the Temple’s Endowment. The Temple is grateful to: Donna Hughes inscribed a plaque in loving memory of Victor J. Baxt, Beloved Uncle

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DONATIONS

OCTOBER 1, 2013 to OCTOBER 31, 2013

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

BERYL SEGAL FUND

Purchases Judaic materials for the William G. Braude Library

Ivy & Howard Rabinowitz

In Memory of SAMUEL & FRANCES GRANOFF

BROTHERHOOD FUND

Arline Slack Neil & Debbie Benharris & Family

In Memory of ELLIOT SLACK RHODA BENHARRIS

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Lee & Bob Krasner In Memory of Jeanne Gottfried & Family JERRY GOTTFRIED Mark Schneider DORA LAZAR Sharon & Stephen Linder NATHAN LINDER & CAROL JOSEPHSON 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

Andrea & David Reiser & Family

In Honor of DAVID COHEN

ENDOWMENT FUND

Helps to establish financial security for the Temple

Edythe DeMarco & Thomas Byrne Nan & Don Levine Gladys Jacober Barbara Schepps Wong Dr. & Mrs. Robert Luber Helene & Lawrence Gates Myrna & David Leven Dr. & Mrs. Robert Luber Audrey Bieder Carolyn & Sonny Botvin

In Memory of MARVIN GRANOFF HOWARD ANSTENDIG MARVIN GRANOFF BEATRICE KRAKOFF GERTRUDE LUBER & GEORGE LEVINE GEORGE LEVINE ELLEN JACOBER LENORE GOLDBLATT IRMA BENZION HATTIE BOTVIN

FAY GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND

Funds small torahs as gifts to students who are consecrated at Temple

Sylvia & Larry Bloomberg

In Memory of son & brother, ROGER BLOOMBERG

FELDMAN FAMILY GENERATION FUND

For programming to promote Jewish continuity and/or youth leadership

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Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Judith & Edward Spindell Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Judith & Edward Spindell

In Honor of MARILYN SCHLOSSBERG on her special birthday SYDNEY SALK becoming a Bat Mitzvah birth of ABIGAIL JUSTICE FELDMAN In Memory of HOWARD ANSTENDIG MARVIN FELDMAN FRANCES GRANOFF

Zohar, iii, 110b

FINE ARTS FUND

For the purchase and maintenance of fine art and Judaica

Lillian B. Bernstein Pat & Mel Blake Pat & Mel Blake Dotty & Don Horowitz Gail & Jim Galkin Pat & Mel Blake Lillian B. Bernstein

In Memory of FRANCES & SAMUEL GRANOFF HOWARD ANSTENDIG WILLIAM MICHAELS FLORENCE GORO, WILFRED LEVINE & HOWARD ANSTENDIG HOWARD ANSTENDIG FRANCES BERGER ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN

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

Diane & Bob Ducoff Maureen Krasnow Sondra Price Diane & Bob Ducoff Diane & Bob Ducoff Elaine & Robert Sandy Helen Ginsberg & Family

In Honor of LINDA & MICHAEL RUBINSTEIN on their 50th aniversary FRANCES FRIEDMAN on her special birthday In Memory of LEONARD FIERMAN MARCIA FEINBERG ARONSON, ANNETTE GESSMAN & MARVIN GRANOFF BEATRICE ROSEN, BEATRICE DAVID KRAKOFF, DR. HOWARD ANSTENDIG & FRANCES BERGER GABOR SANDY HARRIS GINSBERG

GRAUBART-IRVING MUSIC FUND

Enhances programs and worship services through music

Jill & Michael Thaler

In Memory of BARCI THALER & aunt, BESS GERBER

HELEN & AARON CASLOWITZ FUND

For studies in Jewish philosophy, literature and art In Memory of

Marlene Clayton HINEINU

Dorothy & Howard Lampal Dorothy & Howard Lampal Dorothy & Howard Lampal A Friend

HELEN CASLOWITZ In Memory of MARVIN GRANOFF & HOWARD ANSTENDIG good friend, SHIRLEY LIND her mother, SELMA BENNETT FRANCES BERGER

JULES P. GOLDSMITH TEMPLE GROUNDS FUND Supports the beautification of Temple grounds

Donna Hughes Gussie Baxt Gussie Baxt

In Memory of beloved uncle, VICTOR J. BAXT VICTOR J. BAXT, ROSE & SAMUEL WEINBERG & GEORGE WEINBERG MOLLY & JULES P. GOLDSMITH & JOSEPH CHUSMIR


LOUIS & PHYLLIS DRESS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Ardean & David Botvin

In Memory of ROY GOLDFARB

MELVIN & ELEANORE FRANK FUND

Assists students participating in Religious School field trips

Selma Stanzler

In Memory of HOWARD ANSTENDIG

MINYAN FUND

Dorothy & Howard Lampal Joan Gelch & Morris Weintraub Ruth Samdperil Jane & Alan Jacober Harriet Samors Helen Ginsberg Sharon & Perry Garber Dr. & Mrs. Edward Spindell Lesley Nan & Robert Haberman Morris Weintraub Diane & Bob Ducoff Carolyn & Harold Salk Mary & David Kitzes Mary & David Kitzes

In Memory of FRANCES & SAMUEL GRANOFF FRANCES GRANOFF FRANCES GRANOFF SIDNEY ROSEN & BERNARD LEVY JULIUS HILLSON dearest father, SAMUEL MARGOLIES KATIE LICKER SIMON SPINDELL her father, DONALD DAVID JAFFA ALBERT WEINTRAUB & HERMAN WEINTRAUB SAMUEL & FRANCES GRANOFF JULIUS BOHN GRACE ALPERT, MARVIN GRANOFF & SYDNEY GOLDSMITH SAMUEL & FRANCES GRANOFF

PRAYER BOOK FUND

For purchase of prayer books for worship services including High Holidays

Robert Berman

In Memory of PHILLIP BERMAN

PROVTY

Beth-El Youth Group

Ivy Rabinowitz Marcia Bigney

In Memory of CARL BUSCHNER PAUL BIGNEY

RABBI’S GUTTERMAN'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Memory of Evelyn Saltzman & DANIEL SALTZMAN Patti Saltzman Marjorie Jaffe BEATRICE KRAKOFF Lillian Zarum HARRY SHOCKET Avis Goldenberg JOSEPH STRAUSS Fay Rozovsky SAMUEL & FRANCES GRANOFF Speedy Recovery Evelyn Saltzman SYLVIA STRAUSS RABBI MACK'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Honor of Kevin Clifford BERNICE STONE becoming a Bat Mitzvah In Memory of Micki Beth Stiller HARRY STILLER & EDITH STILLER REMEMBRANCE FUND Elaine & Howard Weiss Aleen, Jon, Marni & Nina Weiss

In Memory of her sister, TERRY HOLLAND TERRY HOLLAND

RICHARD & EVELYN SEIGLE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND For Religious School scholarships

Anita & Mark Steiman Jane & Alan Jacober & Family Jane & Alan, Andrew & Suzanne & Evan Gloria & Sam Jarcho Anita Solomon Evelyn & Richard Seigle Evelyn & Richard Seigle Evelyn & Richard Seigle Joslin Ross Anita & Mark Steiman Gloria & Sam Jarcho Lisa & Michael Bigney Lesley Nan Haberman & Family

In Honor of JUDY MOSELEY on becoming a Fellow in Temple Administration In Memory of MARVIN GRANOFF dearest sister & aunt, ELLEN H. JACOBER ROBERT JARCHO, HOWARD ANSTENDIG & KENNETH GREENBERG HOWARD ANSTENDIG DAN NEIDORF & JEFF GORDON DEAR DEPARTED FATHER of Amy MARGOLIS MURIEL GORDON BENHARRIS LOUIS ROSS HOWARD ANSTENDIG HAROLD JARCHO & MURIEL BENHARRIS GEORGE LEVINE & FRANCES BERGER mother & nana, JEAN JAFFA

DONATIONS

Provides need-based assistance for youth and travel to Israel

RUTH L. COHEN NEW MEMBER FUND

Sponsors the Annual New Members Dinner in the Sukkah

Harold L. Cohen Harold L. Cohen

In Memory of SAMUEL J. COHEN ELEANOR WEINBERG

SISTERHOOD FUND

Gloria & Sam Jarcho Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kahan Sondra Price Dottie & Irwin Levy

In Memory of FRANCES BERGER FRANCES BERGER DOROTHY WIENER & FRANCES BERGER FRANCES BERGER

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Provides funds for social action or social concern

Robbie & Steven Lasser Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer Lilliane Birch Harold L. Cohen Henry Gewirtz Dianne Isenberg

In Honor of SAM & SYDNEY GOLDSTEIN becoming B'nai Mitzvah ROBERT PORTER on his 70th birthday In Memory of JOHN NACHTIGAL MARCIA LEVINE NANCY GEWIRTZ LILLIAN DAVIS

THEODORE & PAUL MARKOFF FUND Supports music programs

Roslyn Markoff Susan Dressler Sumner Fishbein Zhanna Volynskaya

In Memory of BURTON MARKOFF BURTON MARKOFF MOLLIE FISHBEIN mother, ANNA STUDNITS

WILLIAM G. BRAUDE LIBRARY FUND For purchase of new library books

Nan & Don Levine Diana & Bob Glashow

In Honor of JASON SIEGEL on his special birthday CHARLES HAHN on his special birthday

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DONATIONS

Leila & Sheldon Sock Susan & Samuel Fleisig Toby K. Garten Fran Katzanek Jetta Brenner Judy Deutsch Evelyn Shatkin Samuel Cooperman & Jane Beth Petrarca Valerie, Louis & Devorah Long A Friend Alvin Stallman

In Memory of DAVID SOCK ERWIN ROBINSON beloved mother, GERTRUDE KATZ HOWARD ANSTENDIG JULES SORGMAN JAMES BOLEN NORMAN SHARPE SARAH KREVOLIN SIDNEY LONG KENNETH GREENBERG TRICIA STALLMAN

WINKLER CHILDREN'S LIBRARY FUND

Enhances the children’s section of the William G. Braude Library

In Memory of her husband, GEORGE A. LEVINE

Barbara Levine ZURIER FAMILY FUND

Supports the Temple’s archives and museum

Anne & Gerald Sherman Janet & Mel Zurier

In Memory of DAVID HANSON MARTIN M. SILVERSTEIN & PEARLE W. SILVERSTEIN

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

Congregation Sons of Israel & David

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


good use of the income tax charitable deduction. Your 2013 year - end gift to Temple Beth - El can significantly reduce your income taxes while providing meaningful support for our beloved temple. * HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST 2013 YEAR-END GIFT IDEAS JOIN THE PREMIUM SUPPORT PROGRAM

GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE policies that are no longer needed make perfect charitable gifts. Your insurance broker can assist you with this transaction.

Enhanced levels of annual support will 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.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS AND CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES

ESTABLISH A NAMED FUND in honor or in memory of loved ones. With a minimum gift, you may establish a named fund and the purpose for such a fund. Add to existing special funds. Temple Beth-El has more than 25 named funds. Gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one are often directed to one of these funds. INSCRIBE A MEMORIAL TABLET OR HONOR THY NAME PLAQUE Consider inscribing a memorial tablet for display in the Rosalie and Norman Fain Sanctuary or purchasing an Honor thy Name plaque for display on a chair in either the Rosalie and Norman Fain Sanctuary or the Herman L. Bennett Chapel.

There are many vehicles for you to make your charitable contribution to Temple Beth - El, some of which are listed here: GIFT OF CASH is the easiest method of earning a tax deduction for the year. GIFT OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES may allow you to avoid capital gains tax as well as earning a deduction on your personal income tax. GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE or other property, may allow you to deduct the full fair market value of the property.

2013 YEAR-END GIFT IDEAS

A s you consider your year- end tax planning, we hope you will make

Partnering with either the RI Foundation or the Jewish Alliance, a gift made during your lifetime to this partnership may allow you or a loved one to receive income during your lifetime while designating Temple Beth-El as the beneficiary of your gift in the future. BEQUESTS With the advice of your attorney, you may make a bequest to Temple Beth-El by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will. Notifying the temple of your intentions allows us to recognize your gift during your lifetime. Please consult your tax advisor regarding year-end gifts.

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To help you prepare for your year - end gift to Temple Beth-El, or to discuss the myriad opportunities for charitable giving, please call Ruby Shalansky or Judy Moseley at 331- 60 70.

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT No. 863 Providence, RI

SHOFAR Temple Beth-El Congregation Sons of Israel & David 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906-5402

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

This issue of the Shofar was mailed on November 21. If you receive it after November 28 please call your local post office. Because of REGULATIONS PROTECTING PATIENT PRIVACY, hospitals no longer provide patient lists. If you want a visit from the Cantor or Rabbis, please inform the Temple Office, 331- 6070.

HOLD THE DATE 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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