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AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2021, ISSUE 8

THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF TEMPLE ETZ CHAIM

IN THIS ISSUE What to ETZ-pect during High Holidays @ TEC - 8 Events for the Week of Sukkot - 13 Kid's Corner - 22 TEC's Committees Want You - 24


TABLE OF CONTENTS Letters From Our Leaders Deja View TEC's August Calendar HIGH HOLIDAYS INFO TEC's September Calendar Simchas Education TEC Community ETZ-ITING EVENTS Kid's Corner ETZ-tra ETZ-tra Community Partners

CLERGY Rabbi Ari Averbach Rabbi Intern Rachel Simmons Rabbi Emeritus Shimon Paskow Rabbi Emeritus Richard Spiegel STAFF Executive Director Gideon Manzur ECE Director Debbie Blumenthal Religious School Director Joyce Bronstein Experiential Ed & Youth Director Shannon Tepfer ECE Asst. Director Kathy Sharp Program/Events Coordinator Shane Silverstein Accounts Receivable Jessica Jacoby OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Shari Mark Executive Vice President Eric Feigenbaum Treasurer David Yodkovik Corresponding Secretary Elissa Lazarus Financial Secretary Wendy Margolis* Recording Secretary Beth Meyer VP, Building and Grounds Larry Slomowitz VP, Communications Dan Lubetkin VP, Early Childhood Education Joe Zwicker VP, Membership Jennifer Elson VP, Personnel/Legal Tom Milhaupt VP, Religion & Worship Benny Sommerfeld VP, Religious School Education Felicia Toporoff VP, Social Action Judy Gindi VP, Youth Ilana Sweet Trustee, Adult Education Sherri Finn-Werber* Trustee, Bingo Marshall Scherr* Trustee, Outreach Mark Goldstein Trustee, Strategic Planning Terri Zwicker President, Mens Club Colin Pullan President, Women of TEC Cindy Scherr Past President Gary Katz Past President Myles Simpson *Past President

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When I first came to TEC, I asked people what their favorite holiday was. I heard lots of answers, with the two most common being Pesach – a holiday at a table surrounded by family – and Rosh Hashanah – a holiday in the sanctuary surrounded by community. Even in normal years, the High Holidays are an incredible moment for us to look around and see friends who we have not seen in a long time. There are people we seem to sit next to every year. Maybe they are our closest friends, and maybe we only see them on these Yamim Nora’im (days of awe). We watch as their families grow, we share stories and we feel comfortable spending this holy time with them. This year will undoubtedly be different. We don’t yet know what the protocols will be, but we look forward to being in-person, our voices joining in harmony with the people who form TEC. And for those joining online, we hope to create that experience to be just as meaningful. Leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we have a few ways to start coming back together with the community. In addition to all of the wonderful events, classes and Shabbatot mentioned in this bulletin, we will be having Selichot services and learning (more information to come) on Saturday, August 28. Similar to last year, we will have High Holiday Swag Bags for pick-up on Sunday, August 29 . The details for that event are still being worked out at the time I’m writing this, but our goal is for congregants to pick up your tickets, see friends, and get your wonderful bag that will help you celebrate the holidays – whether from home or from the sanctuary. I really look back to being a community again!

King. Father. Shepherd. Punisher. Protector. Partner. Source. Executioner. Friend. Judge. I confess that at times, certain names for God in our liturgy haven't felt embraceable to me.

What a different world we are living in from only one year ago. How grateful I am for the difference and for our resilience and ability to come together again, inperson for Shabbat services and for our upcoming High Holiday season. Rabbi Averbach, along with the Religion & Worship Committee, has been working on creating beautiful and meaningful High Holiday services for a year in transition. Thankfully, we are better than we were last year but I think we can all agree, we are not fully out of the woods just yet.

"...we must plan and move forward a little bit differently and with more caution." Until our youngest members - our children - can be vaccinated, we must plan and move forward a little bit differently and with more caution. That is where the High Holidays Planning Committee comes in. This group of dedicated, thoughtful, detail-oriented and thorough strategists have been meeting weekly since June to carefully work out logistics and all contingencies to maintain the safest protocols feasibly possible. Watch your inbox for much more information... Remember the fabulous HighHolidays@Home Gift Bags from last year? They are coming back and this year you will have the option of driving through our parking lot to pick it up or if you are comfortable with a safe, more interactive pick-up, at the time of this writing, an in-person event is in the early stages of being planned for Sunday, August 29th , so mark your calendars! Whether you are planning to join High Holiday services in-person or virtually, you don’t want to miss opening your 2021 Bag. Get excited, the contents promise to be exciting and perfect for the High Holidays 5781. Continue to be well and together we thrive as one community.

Given this humbling fact, I encourage us all to look again at that list of names for God, and to open ourselves to the potential holiness in each one. Avinu, We need your love.

But at this moment in history, when so much is uncertain, I am deeply thankful to our Jewish tradition for giving us such a wide array of names through which to connect with our Creator.

Malkenu, We welcome your guidance.

This year has shown us, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "who will live and who will die" is no theoretical question.

I bless us all with a holiday season of learning, compassion and growth.

Nor is it a threat of clear, just punishment, where only the wicked will ever suffer. No, in the face of a global pandemic, one of the only things we can rely on is that there is clearly a Force beyond our comprehension which is at work in the universe.

Dayan HaEmet, We are humbled and awed at what is beyond us.


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2021 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING JUNE 30, 2021

On June 30, the Board of Directors hosted our congregational meeting for the year. We voted in our new officers for the 2021-2022 year and approved the budget! Many thanks to all who attended and made their voices heard.

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS JEFF FINN MEMORIAL SCOTCH, STEAK & TALMUD JUNE 30, 2021 The Mens Club had its first live and in-person event at TEC, the annual Scotch, Steak & Talmud in honor of Jeff Finn. Many thanks to Dr. Richard Finn who sponsored this event. The turnout was wonderful and multiple Mens Club members were instrumental in making it happen! Our thanks to everyone who cooked the wonderful steak and planned this great evening. SAVE OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN JULY 10, 2021 On July 10, the work to save the Community Garden began! Headed up by Katia Lysobey with an assist from her dad, Michael - a group of caring congregants meet weekly in the Community Garden to replenish and refresh this often-overlooked resource at TEC. If you want to help, join every Sunday 8-10am!


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FEEDING THE HUNGRY JULY 13, 2021 The Social Action Committee organized another amazing Feed the Hungry event and invited the congregation to pack sack lunches. These lunches were coordinated with Harbor House to get to those in need. Many thanks to all the volunteers who came to the event. It was a wonderful success! TISHA B'AV JULY 17, 2021 TEC observed services for Tisha B'Av, which included a nosh and recitation of Lamentations by Rabbi Averbach. We were unable to be together in person for Tisha B'Av last year, but we were so thankful to get the chance to be in the same room - in Spiegel Hall! - this year! MENS CLUB PLANNING MEETING JULY 27, 2021 Mens Club held its planning meeting under the tent at TEC on July 27. There were over 20 members in attendance, and programming geared toward Mens Club as well as the entire congregation was planned out; it was great to be together again in person! Be on the lookout for new programming from Mens Club coming soon!


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FRIDAY

THURSDAY 5

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE

NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

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WEDNESDAY

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NATIONAL SPOIL YOUR DOG

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CHIP COOKIE DAY

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NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY

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NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

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MONTHLY MITZVAH WEDNESDAY BOARD MEETING

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SUNDAY 8:30 AM MONDAY 7:15 PM TUESDAY 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY 7:15 PM FRIDAY 7:00 PM SATURDAY 9:30 AM SATURDAY 8:30 PM

1 Jenna Jacoby Lorne Label 2 Steven Rothman Alexis Paiva Maya Schwartz Rabbi Ari Averbach Alexa Warren Hattie Wolf 3 Sarah Moskowitz Laura Davis Josh Lichtman 5 Daniil Blakely Elizabeth Chase Spencer Miller Jacob Moskowitz Marie Rubens David Abramovicz Judith Ross 6 Patricia Ryzow Adeena Cohen 7 Joseph Weiss Hannah Axelrad Mishel Mendelson Jonah Yuro 8 Joshua Braverman Leah Canon West Steven Friedman Harrison Forman 9 Sidney Adler 10 Rachel Ainley Bonnie Pomush

10 Lynne Smith Bobbie Black Carla Shaw 11 Evan Milhaupt Andrea Ross Revital Goldreich 12 Allison Greenstein Daniel Dankberg Samantha Greenstein Benjamin Jacobs Milena Hampton Jonathan Greenstein 13 Halston Landau Neil Levine David Sachs Dylan Javinsky William Tenenbaum 14 Jerome Ratzan Tov Lutzker Mark Goldstein Alexander LaMont Paige Averbach Robert Zuckerman Gabriella LaMont 15 Chloe Crown-Yuro Michael Malchicoff Tracy Kitzman Michael Zonshine Karen Levine 15 Geoffrey Graham Lisa Jacobs

16 Bonnie Goldenberg Lisa Warren Leland Shapiro Jordan Roberts Penny Sterling

Morning Minyan Service Evening Minyan Service Tuesdays with Rabbi Spiegel Evening Minyan Service Kabbalat Shabbat Shabbat Morning Service Community Havdalah

23 Randee Paller Julie Jacobs 24 Lexi Lavintman Alisa Cohen

25 17 Sandy Tenenbaum Tova Hettena Sara Kaye 18 Adam Wallace Moses Kaplowitz 26 Jacob Fingerman Felicia Toporoff Tommy Deitel Amy Richman 27 Matthew Matzkin Zachary Daniel Nicolette Warren Adam Tischler Brian Smith Oren Gabriel Amanda Matzkin Harriet Sarto 19 28 Allison Cain Robert Peisner Alexander Mitchell Bugaisky Glodowski Ariella Rutschman Steven Ormond 29 Alan Whitman 20 Martin Breverman Kaela Bowens Danielle Wachs Eitan Yodkovik Ethan Javinsky David Kaye Allison Gerin Camryn Cooper Logan Nordahl Devorah Klein Michelle Kilmnick Larry Slomowitz 21 Jill Rozman 30 Barry Greenstein Phyllis Dankberg Carson Teck 22 Natalie Stock David Marx Joshua Sassoon 31 Adam Barukh 23 Madilyn Domingo Adya Riss Jaymee Margolis Marc Breverman Meghann Morris

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Arielle & Terry Bowens Evy & John McCauley Heather & Matthew Nordahl Lori & Jonathan Hops Anna & Marvin Friedman Emily Habib & David Munowitch Debra & Greg Hershberg Roni & Marshall Rosen Lisa & Hardy Warren Stephanie & Robert Shipow Sybil & Ron Goldstein Natalie & Cory Stock Lauren & David Reinus Elyse Watenmaker & Jack Warren Stacey Datnow & Aaron Dern Anita & David Heber Pamela & Mark Katz Merrill & Steven Kaminsky Elisha & Gideon Manzur Karen & Michael Roberts Gail & Myles Simpson Denise & Simon Daniel Linda & Harvey Moskowitz Susan & Andrew Richman Caryl & Lorne Label Francine & Reuben Finkelstein Shari Cohen Forsythe & Duncan Forsythe Sandra & Marc Elson Harriet & Robert Sarto Tami Ratzan-Wank & David Wank Marni & Elad Goren Judy & Larry Forman Andrea & Neal Arons Susan & Alan Flaschner Erika & Spencer Miller Deli & Herb Weisberg Amanda & Christopher Fredericksen Amy & Matthew Licht Harriet & Joel Shrater Marsha & Herbert Goldin Linda & Randall Hutchings Hadar & Jack Dvir


WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN US FOR...

Featuring

and our Guest

RABBI ARI AVERBACH

CANTOR KENNY ELLIS

MAIN SERVICES ON CAMPUS or

LIVE IN-PERSON

VIRTUALLY

SELICHOT SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

KOL NIDRE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

7:30pm

6:30pm

EREV ROSH HASHANAH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

YOM KIPPUR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

7:00pm

9:30am

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 1 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

9:30am

4:15pm

ROSH HASHANAH DAY 2 CONCLUDING SERVICES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

9:30am

5:00pm


WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN US FOR...

FAMILY SERVICES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS TEC SCHMOOZE-A-PALOOZA! SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 10am Start Time This event is funded in part thanks to a grant from USCJ's Pacific Southwest Region

YOM KIPPUR FAMILY SERVICE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 8:30am Family Service

ROSH HASHANAH FAMILY SERVICE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 8:30am Family Service

HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 9:30am For TK-4th Graders

HIGH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 9:30am For TK-4th Graders

JUNIOR CONGREGATION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 10:30am For 5th Graders & Above

JUNIOR CONGREGATION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 10:30am For 5th Graders & Above

SICHA FOR YOM KIPPUR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 12pm For 8th-12th Graders

TASHLICH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 3pm at Conejo Creek Park

COMMUNITY FORUM ON CURRENT JEWISH EVENTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 2:15pm For 8th-12th Graders

Child Care is free to Members and will be available on Sep. 7, 8 & 16th. RSVP Required.

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WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN US FOR...

WHAT TO ETZ-PECT THIS YEAR A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

GIDEON MANZUR

Here's a quick breakdown of our new procedures for High Holidays! PLEASE NOTE: Subject to change due to evolving county protocols.

STEP ONE: CONFIRM YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Please confirm that you are up-to-date with your membership with TEC. There will be tickets available for Non-Members, but having your membership status confirmed prior to purchasing your seats is key to making sure you are properly registered for the right seating for any services and events you’d like to attend.

STEP TWO: RESERVE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

We will only be providing e-tickets for services. These e-tickets will be downloadable and accessible on your phone. Be on the lookout in your email for a link to the Reservation Site and please follow the instructions.

STEP THREE: PRESENTING... TEC SCHMOOZE-A-PALOOZA Please Save the Date: Sunday, August 29 at 10am. We will be hosting the 1st ever “TEC Schmooze-a-Palooza!,” a fun and exciting High Holidays kick-off event, held outdoors on campus, where you reconnect with your friends and family at the shul. You will also get a chance to pick up your “High Holidays Gift Bag”! This event is funded in part thanks to a grant from USCJ's Pacific Southwest Region


WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN US FOR...

WHAT TO ETZ-PECT THIS YEAR STEP FOUR: ON THE DAY OF SERVICES... Before you arrive at Services, if you are feeling sick at all, please do stay home. This is incredibly important and an extra step of caution. We will be live-streaming all of our Main Services and you can join us virtually. Upon arrival, please wear a mask. This is recommended by the county, and it will be mandatory at TEC. Even if you are vaccinated, we appreciate your cooperation with us and wear a mask during services...

As you arrive for services, you will be asked to have your bags checked before entry. There may be a delay as we will have two (2) bag-checking entry points, but please be patient as you enter the shul.

Be prepared to silence your phone with your e-ticket upon entry. As you pass the checkpoint and enter campus, please silence your phone from then until the end of the service. As you enter - find your Reserved Seat or an Open Seat! While seated, please respect the set spacing of seating already in place in the sanctuary. If you would prefer to join us virtually, we will be live-streaming the services and will be publishing the link for anyone to view services from home. Please call the Office with any questions!

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DON'T FORGET ABOUT...

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 10AM - 3PM Our Annual Tradition! Mens Club will be building the Sukkah and you’re invited to join in on the fun!

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 6PM-8PM The Mens Club Membership Dinner! Join us for Steak, Scotch & Torah

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 7:45PM The Board of Directors will be meeting in the Sukkah. Please join us as our Guest!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 5:45PM-8:30PM Family Dinner under the Sukkah followed by a Kabbalat Shabbat service

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 11:30AM-1:30PM Religious School is hosting a Brunch for families under the Sukkah. Please join us and bring your brunch to share and schmooze!


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NATIONAL PEANUT DAY

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COLLEGE COLORS DAY

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1 Cory Stock Sydelle Goodman Francine Finkelstein Paul Sonnenberg Rhim Ryan Firestone Eric Sterling 2 Emily Katz Kylie Cohan Elisa Robichaud Sydney Miller

9 Dylan Abramovicz 10 Kevin Sterling Michelle Majors Linda Starr 11 Charlie Von Hoffmann Ashley Kilmnick Carla Korn

12 Jordan Tepfer 3 Buzz Varley Elizabeth Goldberg Steven Salant 4 Abigail Jacobs Kelly Saul David Katz 5 Danielle Withrow Madeline Withrow Otis Pugh Lauren Finkelstein

13 Benjamin Ormond Barbara Skurka Melissa Skurka Moes 14 Jeffrey Rinkov Emma Oren Jacob Daniel Hudson Friedman Carmit Strauss

6 Benny Sommerfeld Alyssa Starr 15 Emily Habib Sean Wilkoff William Goldberg Andrew Portman Hardy Warren 7 Andrea Ainley Richard Ortiz Melanie Gero Annie Wynner 8 Shawn Charnaw 16 Dora Oren Emily Katz Jacob Katz 9 August Riss David Norick Pamela Katz Zachary Garelik

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25 Susan Kane Jesse Gabriel

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Sandi & David Israel Heather & Michael MacBrair Lynn & Elliott Smith

17 Lester Halpert Jordan Dern

26 Lisa Bock Simon Levin Bill Davidson Aliza Stokelman Eric Feigenbaum

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Alane & David Shechter

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Tess & Bruce Wilkoff

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Kathy & Larry Levit Megan & Sam Slomowitz

27 Quinn Lelie Joshua Abugow Arielle Bowens Aaron Kitzman Paul Lefko

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Jen & Paul Sonnenberg Rhim

28 Mandy Borys Joseph Bayewitch Buzz Schoenkerman Briana Roberts Sara Halpert Kenneth Warner Alissa Fireman

13 Joann & Barry Greenstein Sarah & Paul Sklar

18 Hannah Rinkov Eric Schwartz Nathan Stelman Ariella Glodowski 19 Ronald Rudman Julie Sarto 21 Adam Ainley Caryl Label Leigh Bayewitch 22 Oree Stokelman Brooklyn Falkenberg Matthew Gollub Hannah Crown-Yuro Arielle Carey 23 Zachary Korn Micah Tischler 24 Eric Litwin 25 Samantha Wasserman

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Barbara & Gary Budish

17 Pimchan & Louis Cohen Melissa Cohen & Randol Curtis Suzanne & Steven Plotkin 20 Debbie & Scott Jacoby 24 Melissa Cohen & Tom Milhaupt

29 Colin Milhaupt Casey Rothstein Ronald Groden Amy Wallack David Zonshine 30 Ariel Roman David Yodkovik Jake Birnbaum Suzanne Fireman Cyndi Mahler

25 Joyce-Ruth & Michael Bunkin Bonnie & Merrill Goldenberg Julie & Kenneth Saul 26 Tamara & Joe Domingo


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Whether you have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or a little bundle of joy on the way, please let us know so our entire community can share in the celebration. Send all simcha information to communications@templeetzchaim.org


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“Tailgate Shabbat” will be on Friday, August 6th at 5:45 p.m. on the Warren Lawn. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Pizza Nosh, followed by dessert and a special Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Averbach. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your friends so that they can experience a wonderful Shabbat evening with us. I would love to meet them! Please RSVP so we will know how much food to order. Please remember to register your child for Religious School. We offer an informative, educational curriculum for students in grades K12, and beginning on Sunday, September 12th, we are back for in-person classes. Each class has fun, vibrant and stimulating educational experiences. Children learn about our Jewish traditions, heritage, prayers, holidays, values and more. I am always happy to see our students participating in the many activities and programs that make up synagogue life. Through the home and Religious School classes, we strive for our students to feel their Judaism in their hearts. Please contact me with any questions. The staff and I are excited to welcome our students back to school on Sunday, September 12th.

As we welcome the month of August, our preschoolers will continue with weekly summer themes including Sport and Games, Creative Arts and Pet’s Week. The children are enjoying their water play days, rotating through roundrobin and dressing up on Fridays. We have been welcoming small groups into the sanctuary to enjoy music, songs, blessings and Shabbat stories with Rabbi Averbach. Summer is flying by! In the month of September, we will explore the High Holidays beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is also called the Birthday of the World. This is a holiday to gather with friends and family, sing, pray, and eat round challah and apples dipped in honey. The following week we will be talking about Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur, we retell the story of “Jonah and the Whale,” talk about the new year and talk about what we can do better; the children will be exploring lots of fun holiday experiences including but not limited to baking honey cake, making shofars, singing High Holiday songs, making round challah and graphing their favorite type of apples. The month of September will end with one of our favorite weeklong holidays - Sukkot. This is a harvest holiday where we read stories about how the Jewish people build huts called sukkahs in the desert. We will build our own sukkah and spend time in the sukkah reading, eating, and enjoying the outdoors with friends! We are having so much fun and we look forward to the New Year and more fun learning!

The USY board and I are so excited to welcome you back for the 2021-22 TEC USY year! We have been gearing up by creating programs and leading activities for all ages. Our aim is that every event is engaging, interesting, and fun. Machar membership (K-2nd) is $50 for the year plus $10 per lounge; or $125 for the year, which includes all lounges and lunch. Kadima (3rd-6th), Jr USY (7th-8th) & Sr USY (9th12th) membership is $90 for the year, and lounges are $10 each. We meet regularly throughout the month, Tuesdays and Sundays after Religious School; meals are included in the cost. We also have several outside activities planned throughout the year called, lounge “On the Go”, where we take 7th – 12th graders to local places for fun activities, dining, and learning. The cost will vary for these activities.

Upcoming Events: Universal Studios Day!!! 7 am at TEC for the bus, returning at midnight (More info to come) Machar (K,1,2) lounges!!! 11:30 am – 1:30 pm the last Sunday of every RS month Leadership Training for USY @ AJU for Sr. USY leaders Tuesday Lounges 6:15pm–7:45pm Rosh Hashanah Tashlich Walk for the entire community on September 7 Yom Kippur Sicha (Yom Kippur discussion) for 8th-12th graders on campus


18 Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memorial Fund In Memory of Perle Gil Barbara Krupin Dunaier Music Fund In Memory of Bertha Brody Arlene Trotter In Memory of Maria Sabolch Siegel Judith Feldman Early Childhood Education Fund In Memory of Morton Adler In Memory of Lenore Adler In Memory of Sharon Hammel Joyce Goldberg In Memory of David Isaac Cohen Bruce Cohen Elisa Feldman Memorial Religious School Fund In Memory of Jack Borgen In Memory of Sadie Borgen In Memory of Alfred Agranoff In Memory of Arnold Borgen Eileen Sachs In Memory of Abraham Klapper Bonnie Goldenberg In Memory of Mark Scherr In Memory of Stanley Scherr In Memory of Abraham Freilich In Memory of Frieda Freilich Marshall Scherr In Memory of Penny Neugroschl Cindy Scherr In Memory of Max Rosenberg Sheri Schoenwald In Memory of Evelyn Feldman In Memory of Ilean Kanter Les & Debbie Feldman Feeding the Hungry In Honor of Jeffrey Solomon In Honor of Terri Zwicker In Honor of Stuart & Judith Gabriel In Honor of Jeffrey & Cheryl Math In Honor of Richard & Marion Lessman In Honor of Benny & Irma Sommerfeld Patty Kaye Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund In Memory of Samuel Rosen Marshall Rosen In Memory of Solomon Fleishman Sandra Levy Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund In Memory of Hanna Hayman Ann Hayman In Memory of Dena Yaskiel Cyndi Mahler In Memory of Beatrice Cohen Susan Cohen In Memory of Henia Rutberg Barbara Nemet In Memory of Joel Solomon Stan & Lynne Rosen Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Lillian Forman Larry Forman In Memory of Wally Michelson Barbara Shannon In Memory of Barbara Ann Fefferman The Breakfast Club

Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Ben Gurien Harvey Gurien Mens Club Scholar-in-Residence Fund In Memory of Gladys Fishman Alan Lipkin In Memory of Marilyn Zimmerman Shirley Lipkin Mens Club Silverstein Humanitarian Fund In Memory of Ben Hazany In Memory of Herma Silverstein Richard & Gari Saly Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Fund In Memory of Helen Fixel In Memory of Milton Fixel Francine Mozes In Memory of Rudolf Mozes Shmuel Mozes In Memory of Tillie Zabel Sandra Lutzker Rabbi Averbach's Discretionary Fund In Memory of Sandra Miller Shari Mark

Rabbi Averbach's Discretionary Fund In Memory of Florence Axelrod Ilana Sweet In Memory of Eli Storch In Memory of Yetta Storch In Memory of Claire Zelkowitz In Memory of Toby Zelkowitz In Memory of Carol Schwartzberg Lawrence Storch In Memory of Arnold Landau In Memory of Eleanor Landau In Memory of Shirley Neustadt Debra Levine In Memory of Nathaniel Rubens Marie Rubens Religious School Fund In Memory of Louis Shechter Rabbi Jack Shechter In Memory of Florence Goldfinger Robin Goldfinger In Memory of Andrew "Bandi" Sabolch Judith Feldman In Memory of Pearl Schwartz Robin Goldfinger

In Memory of Leon Kaminsky Ellen Stein

In Memory of Ruth Wachs Lesley Schneider

In Memory of Samuel Seinfeld Richard Seinfeld

In Memory of David Isaac Cohen Susan Cohen

In Memory of Charles Stein Ron Stein In Memory of Philip Mann Beau Mann In Memory of Samuel Levine Gary Levine In Memory of Doris Ruvman Maureen Levine In Memory of Jack Borgen In Memory of Sadie Borgen In Memory of Alfred Agranoff In Memory of Arnold Borgen Eileen Sachs In Memory of Melvin Wank David Wank In Memory of Arnold Landau In Memory of Eleanor Landau Gina Landau In Memory of Anne Lutzker John Lutzker In Memory of Jack Folber Marsha Goldin In Memory of Harry Kramer Linda Natlin In Memory of William Smith Elliott Smith In Memory of Norma Hammer Lynne Smith In Memory of Hyman Foster Sylvia Koppel In Memory of Pearl Scheager Nancy Schwagger In Memory of Regina Hime Koppel Richard Koppel In Memory of Maurice Sachs David Sachs

Ritual Fund In Memory of Charles Girsky Lois Girsky Temple General Fund In Memory of Alvin Baslow Risa Leonard In Memory of Rouhollah Safani Michael Safani In Memory of Jeffrey Scott Gary Scott In Memory of Mary Green William Green In Memory of Nathan Hockman Stuart Hockman In Memory of Frieda Bompey Edythe Rabinowitz In Memory of Sol Jaffe Lawrence Jaffe In Memory of Jack Kalinsky The Kalinsky Family Tzedakah Fund In Memory of Irving Greenfield Harry Greenfield In Memory of Ben Zion Kulik Morry Kulik USY Youth & Scholarship Fund In Memory of Amy Corwin Joel Corwin Women of TEC Scholarship Fund In Memory of Beatrice Cohen Bruce Cohen Women of TEC Torah Fund In Honor of Avriel Antenorcruz Stuart Rubenstein


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WOMEN OF TEC

MENS CLUB

BY CINDY SCHERR

BY COLIN PULLAN

WOTEC is back, fully operational, and ready to go! We've got events planned for the upcoming months, and more information will follow soon. But please mark your calendars for Sunday, October 10, for our annual paid-up membership luncheon. We missed it last year, but will be back better than ever this year. As always, it's free for paid-up members. Special thanks to Bonnie Rothman, Dana Gallenberg and Liz Groden, who worked endless hours to put together our High Holiday Greeting Books and Memorial Books. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the books. Please be sure to pick up a copy of each at High Holiday services. As we begin a new year, please consider making WOTEC part of your TEC experience. We have many opportunities for involvement -planning events and serving on committees, working in our Judaica Shop, helping in the kitchen or simply attending our events. I'm so happy that we'll be celebrating the holidays in person this year. I look forward to seeing you all at shul, and wishing you all Shana Tovah in person! Marshall joins me in wishing you all a happy and healthy new year. Cindy Scherr is President of WOTEC She can be reached at womenoftec@templeetzchaim.org

On Wednesday, June 30th, the Mens Club had its first live and in-person event since the pandemic began, our annual Jeff Finn Memorial Scotch, Steak and Talmud. Based on the feedback that I received, and my own observations, it was great. Thank you, Dr. Richard Finn, for sponsoring this. Thank you, Rabbi Averbach, for your engrossing leadership of a colorful Talmudic discussion. Thank you to everyone who participated in this lively evening. And thank you to all of the volunteers for cooking, shopping, accounting, preparation and carrying out this wonderful evening! Mens Club is planning a great year. Nearly all of our events welcome the entire TEC community men and women, TEC members, the families of children in our TEC schools, friends and neighbors, etc. We will have several Sunday brunches with terrific speakers. Some of our events include families, such as Havdalah & Bowling and Havdalah & Hike. Mark your calendars: our annual tradition of building the Sukkah will be on Sunday, Sep. 19. Colin Pullan is President of Mens Club He can be reached at colinclp@sbcglobal.net

SOCIAL ACTION BY JUDY GINDI

The Social Action Committee has many projects planned this year and would love for you to join us. These include:

We also program to support Many Mansions, the Westminster Free Clinic, Harbor House and Senior Concerns' Meals on Wheels program

Providing lunches, dinners, and fresh produce to those in need

Helping with the efforts of Jewish World Watch

Helping to replant the Community Garden to provide fruit and vegetables for the hungry Creating programming for Mitzvah Day on Sunday, November 7th The TEC Blood Drive will be on November 7 Mitzvah Day will also include activities for all ages such stuffing backpacks for Casa Pacifica by the Religious School, providing activities for preschoolers and our local seniors, collecting needed items and more Organizing the Adopt-a-Family program to provide gifts for those in need

Participating in field trips to local agencies to learn about how we can help Planning events with Community Outreach to provide insights on social action topics Organizing collections for the homeless, families of the Westminster Free Clinic, foster children and more... Please contact me to sign up to receive our emails for more information about Social Action. Judy Gindi is VP, Social Action She can be reached at socialaction@templeetzchaim.org


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A COLORFUL NEW YEAR PRINT THIS PAGE AND COLOR IN THE ROSH HASHANAH CHARACTERS

USING TOOTHPICKS, MINI MARSHMALLOWS AND OTHER EASILY ACCESSIBLE ITEMS TRY TO BUILD A MINIATURE SUKKAH (AND GET YOUR PARENTS TO HELP!)


HOLIDAY WORD SCRAMBLE CAN YOU FIGURE OUT ALL THE WORDS? ANSWERS BELOW.

SLAPEP DAN YOHEN

SMOPEGRNAATE

FORAHS

WNE EAYR

KUSHKA

NAMTOEENT

HORS HHHSNAAA

VULLA DAN GEORT

MYO PPKRIU

OBKO FO FILE

APPLES AND HONEY, SHOFAR, SUKKAH, ROSH HASHANAH, YOM KIPPUR, POMEGRANATES, NEW YEAR, ATONEMENT, LULAV AND ETROG, BOOK OF LIFE

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

DECODE THE LETTERS TO FIND A SPECIAL ROSH HASHANAH MESSAGE

AHN-

OSTV-


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Meets on Zoom, but not regularly We help bring in new members and seek out prospective members. We conduct new member orientation and events; we help throw parties! We’re looking for new members! If you’re interested, please contact: Jennifer Elson membership@templeetzchaim.org

Meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Ner Tamid Building We review procedures and policies regarding Religious School activities. We work with the Religious School to develop new programming for students. We’re looking for new members! If you’re interested, please contact: Felicia Toporoff ftoporoff@templeetzchaim.org

Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of every month on Zoom or outside Winer Chapel after Minyan We coordinate Torah readers for Shabbat; we meet with Rabbi Averbach to discuss how to make services more meaningful! We're currently at capacity, but if you're interested in the future, please contact: Benny Sommerfeld, religion@templeetzchaim.org

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of every month on Zoom We pack sack lunches for our Feeding the Hungry program; we provide produce for families at Westminster Free Clinic! we organize Mitzvah Day for TEC! We’re looking for new members! If you’re interested, please contact: Judy Gindi socialaction@templeetzchaim.org


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From the vault at TEC If you know anything about the stories behind the featured mystery photo, please share with us! We will publish your story along with the photo in our next issue. SEND YOUR COMMENTS AND MEMORIES TO COMMUNICATIONS@TEMPLEETZCHAIM.ORG In honor of the new year, we wanted to share this High Holidays-themed Mystery Photo. We see our Rabbi Emeritus Paskow in the background, but who are the stylish folks blowing the shofar??

PLUS, some extra Mystery Photos in honor of Sukkot with a really cool Sukkah!


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