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TI Prepares for and Celebrates

Passover

Prepare your questions, prepare your home, and above all else, prepare your mind and spirit for Passover! Temple Israel will help you prepare and celebrate as we offer a variety of programs and services to help get you ready and revved up for the Festival of Freedom. See more on page 9


CLERGY AND STAFF M. Thomas Heyn

Rabbi, Spiritual Leader

Ext. 406, rabbi@templeisrael.net

Mitchell Chefitz

Rabbi, Scholar-in-Residence

Ext. 418, mchefitz@templeisrael.net

Dr. Alan Mason

Director of Music

Ext. 409, dralanmason@hotmail.com

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI - a progressive Reform congregation -

Marla Towbin

Executive Director

Ext. 404, marla@templeisrael.net

Federico d’Angelo

Facility Manager

Ext. 403, fdangelo@templeisrael.net

has been celebrating its diversity in downtown Miami since 1922.

Isabel Montoto Ext. 405, imontoto@templeisrael.net Bela Barnes

Office Manager Bookkeeper

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Ellen Goldberg

Table of Contents MESSAGES Rabbi’s Message Scholar-in-Residence Presidential Perspective A Musical Interlude SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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Administrative Assistant - ECC

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ADULT LEARNING

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WORSHIP April & May Schedule

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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Mazel Tov Birthdays & Anniversaries Yahrzeits

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SUPPORTERS

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APRIL & MAY CALENDAR

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Director of the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center

Megan Gerstel

GET INVOLVED 14 Sisterhood Corner Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum

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Executive/Clergy Assistant

Ext. 402, jlamden@templeisrael.net Ext. 423, zdover@templeisrael.net

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CHAI LITES

Jennifer Lamden Zvia Dover

EDUCATION AND YOUTH Notes from the ECC Religious School News

Published monthly at: 137 N.E. 19th Street Miami, FL 33132 Phone: (305) 573-5900 Email: info@ templeisrael.net

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Vice President-Administration Vice President-Education Vice President-Fundraising Vice President-Membership Vice President-Programming Vice President-Religious Affairs Secretary Treasurer Ellen Brazer Orlee Bushman Douglas M. Jacobs* Diane King Ben Kuehne* Michael D. Orovitz* Mark Walker, MD Julia Zaias, DVM, PhD PAST PRESIDENTS Peter Bermont*

Joan L. Schaeffer Neil Rollnick Jannet Dannon-Mairena Beco Lichtman Brian Hirsch Howard D. Goldstein Diane Lindner Robert Glazier* Lance Harke Dr. Joan Bornstein* Marsha B. Elser* Martin Fine* ** Jane Kahn Jacobs* Norma Orovitz* Candace Ruskin* Jack Schillinger* Gerald K. Schwartz* Michael A. Silver* Stanley G. Tate* Henry E. Wolff, Jr.*

ADVISORY COUNCIL Ben Kuehne, Chair* Leonard L. Abess Joe Farcus Michael Graubert, M.D. Seymour Hecker Douglas Heller John Kanter Betsy Kaplan Elton J. Kerness Nathan S. Lee** Lawrence Leitner Marlin Lewis Merri Mann Budd Mayer

Richard Milstein S. Ronald Pallot Harris Reibel** Kenneth D. Rosen Barton Sacher Neil Schaffel Brenda Shapiro Sandra Simon Suzanne Trushin Richard Weiner** *Past President **Deceased


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RABBI’S MESSAGE Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn

“All who are hungry, come and eat…”

Have you ever forgotten to eat? Maybe you were working on the computer or engrossed in something else and didn’t notice you were hungry. Then you smelled or tasted something which suddenly caused you to realize you were ravenous. Something like this happens every year during this season in which we celebrate Pesach. At every Passover seder, just before taking the first bite of matzah, we read in the haggadah, “Ha lachma anya…This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. All who are hungry, come and eat…” Why do we say this when we are already assembled? Isn’t it a little late to be extending an invitation for others to join us? The phrase is recited, in part, to express the inclusive spirit of our celebration. But it is also meant to be heard by those who are already present. It is like saying, “All who hunger, not only for food but for something more; this meal and its message is for you!” The first taste of matzah, preceded by this invitation, is meant to re-awaken the appetite, suggesting that you might be hungrier than you thought. When we were once slaves, we knew what it was like to hunger, thirst and yearn for freedom with every fiber of our being. It seems, however, that many of us have since forgotten the intensity of that yearning. If you think you’ve arrived at the end of your journey, or have been too busy to realize that you’re even on a journey, you may not recognize this hunger I’m describing. You might be content to read the four questions, drink the four cups of wine and feel satisfied until next year. But there is another set of “four” in our tradition – the “Four Worlds” – to remind us that we are not just physical beings with physical appetites. We live and breathe, eat and sleep in physical as well as emotional, intellectual and spiritual “worlds” which constitute the greater totality of our existence. After the Israelites left Egypt, Moses told them that “a person cannot live by bread alone (Deut 8:3).” In other words, we hunger for more than just food. We need nourishment not only for our physical selves but for our emotional, intellectual and spiritual selves.

because it is sustained by relationships that require ever more care and attention in an increasingly fragmented world. Nourishment for our intellectual selves comes from being stimulated and challenged. It’s too easy to settle into the comfort of routine and recreation, allowing the appetite for intellectual engagement to become attenuated, if not altogether neglected. Jews have historically placed a high value on life-long learning. But the intellectual self, like the physical self, needs to be fed on a regular, if not daily, basis. Lastly, we all need nourishment for our spiritual selves. This is likely to be the hunger we’ve forgotten the most. The Israelites had manna and other miracles to sustain them in the wilderness. Generations after them derived their spiritual sustenance from pilgrimages, sacrifices, and other forms of worship that evolved through the ages. But what are the forms of nourishment that feed your soul today? Without availing yourself of them on a daily basis, it’s possible to forget what it’s like to be hungry on that level. Temple Israel of Greater Miami is a place uniquely infused by the kabbalistic philosophy of the “Four Worlds.” It is a place where we consciously seek, find and provide nourishment for our physical, relational, intellectual and spiritual selves. Of course, you will find other sources of nourishment in different degrees, but here we recognize that a skillful combination of the right ingredients is necessary for a balanced diet that is both delicious and thoroughly satisfying. On the first night of Pesach this year (April 14th), I hope you will be celebrating the festival at a seder table with family and friends. If not, let us know and we may be able to match you with a host family. Or come and join me on the second night (April 15th) at Temple Israel’s seder table. We’ll serve up a great meal, as we do on a regular basis, to nourish our physical, relational, intellectual and spiritual selves. When you sample the matzah this Pesach, or any of the offerings we provide at Temple Israel, it is likely that your appetite for more will be re-awakened and you’ll want more. If or when that happens, you should know that our door is always open and our table is set. All who are hungry, come and eat!

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

Remembering Shlomo Carlebach

Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Scholar-in-Residence Let me share that with you.

My friend and teacher, Rabbi Jack Riemer, recently reviewed a new biography: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission, and Legacy, by Natan Ophir. He began his positive review with some statements attributed to me and my experience of Shlomo. By coincidence, I had just written of that experience.

Shlomo Carlebach was my teacher. He’s gone now nearly 20 years. Here’s a story of Shlomo in our home. The first year he came with his guitar. He sat in a chair by the far windows of the great room, a hundred or more spread out before him. No introductory words, he lifted his guitar, listened to a chord, began to sing a melody, a niggun, a repetitive tune. We hadn’t ever heard singing like that. It had a beginning, but no end. When that first tune trailed off to echo in a deeper world, he started another. Then another. Another. The time came for him to leave, but the tunes remained behind. The world is still singing those tunes. The next year he arrived late. He had been late the year before, but we had forgotten that. We were anxious, eager for his niggunim. He sang. We sang. He put down the guitar. “Holy brothers,” he said. “Holy sisters.” He began to tell a story. A story within the story. A story within that. We had never heard such stories before. We needed the niggunim to be prepared to receive such stories. The following year he was also late, but we didn’t wait. We began to sing, so, when he entered the room, the room was alive. He joined in, quietly, then introduced tunes we hadn’t heard before. They were wonderful, but we were waiting for a story. He told a story. Then, “Holy brothers, holy sisters, let me share with you some Torah.” He reached into his bag and withdrew a sefer, a holy book. He taught to the depth of our hearts. Continued on page 20 4

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PRESIDENTIAL

Perspective How I Love Sunday Mornings

Joan L. Schaeffer President

By now, a pattern in my Chai Lites entries has emerged: I often write of things that have provided me with inspiration in achieving what is important to me in performing my

job as President of the Board of Trustees as well as in achieving my own personal growth along the way. As President, one of my goals has been to become more inclusive of families and children, worshipping and learning together as part of our diverse community coming together as one. It is so moving for me to look around at the Temple population and notice the children who seemingly have grown up overnight and continue to bless our congregation in the company of our mature members. I often seek guidance from teachers I have respected, and there are many. One such teacher is our former Rabbi, Chaim Stern, of blessed memory. In his book Day by Day, he writes of a Chasidic teaching about a man who asks the Rebbe to pray for him in order that his sons might study the Torah diligently. The Rebbe replies: If you are diligent in study and your sons see it, they will imitate you. But if you neglect your own studies, and merely wish them to study, they will do likewise when they grow up. They will neglect the Torah themselves and desire that their sons do the studying. So, along these lines, I have been supportive of our adult learning programs, particularly the session now being offered on Sunday mornings during Religious School. While the children and teens are working on their own lessons, parents and other adults are afforded the opportunity to study in a group setting together with our Rabbi. I enjoy the energy that fills our space on Sunday mornings with learning and fellowship from the youngest children to the oldest adults, all learning, appropriate to their levels of understanding. Truly a blessing for all. I invite you to join in to set an example for our children to follow. Please check the Web Site and e-mail blasts to learn of other learning opportunities. I personally am a great fan of our Talmud study on Wednesday evenings which is superbly led by lay leaders. I am regularly astounded by the lessons of the distant past and how easily they apply to the challenges of today providing me with just the answer I am looking for as I navigate through my life. I hope to see you all at our traditional Second Seder where we will commemorate the gift of freedom which we all benefit Continued on page 20


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I The recently had theWinter tremendous Sixth Annual Jewish experience and honor of Music Concert was attended by accompanying Shabbat services overflow of 700 on atanthe Union audience for Reform Judaism National Biennial January 17. Over 20Convention performers in San Diego, California. There were came from across the country 5,000 Reform Jews in attendance, and from London, England to packing the San Diego Convention sing and and play, and the concert Center, services were was picked Jewish News broadcast liveuponby JLTV (Jewish Life Alan Mason TV), which also broadcast One (JN1) to be part of the a Director of Music and 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert television documentary on Doctor of Musical Arts last year. Jewish Life in America. Mason What is Shabbat worship like at the URJ NationalAlan Biennial? I Director of Music and have a great comparison: pretend it is Sunday morning, you Doctor of Musical Arts are channel surfing on TV, you come across a huge Christian Crusade in a packed convention center, with great music on the stage, television cameras everywhere, dynamic service leaders, a 200 voiced choir, and a charismatic congregation fully engaged. Now in your mind make it Jewish, and that is what Shabbat worship is like at the URJ National Biennial. The service leaders I played for are probably the two most significant Jewish clergy in the United States at this time: Rabbi-Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi designate of Central Synagogue in Manhattan, who currently serves the congregation as Senior Cantor, and Rabbi Rick I recently had the playing forJudaism. the Installation Jacobs, President of pleasure the Unionoffor Reform Rabbiof Cantor Shireeis Kidron at ever Congregation Bet Shira.Cantor Cantor Buchdahl the first Asian to be ordained, and her newest appointment as Senior Rabbi designate of Kidron invited several local cantorial colleagues to coCentral Synagogue in Manhattan been publicized officiate, along with Rabbi Davidhas Auerbach, Cantor around Alberto the world. Mizrahi and Rabbi Mark Kula. It was a fabulous afternoon of The 2015 National Biennial Convention is taking place prayer, celebration, and a grand cantorial concert. November 4-8 in Orlando, Florida, and I know many of us will take advantage of the close proximity and attend. It is a great way to meet 5,000 Reform Jews from across the country, and experience the newest and best offerings of the Union for Reform Judaism.

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Central Chavurah Our Central Chavurah continues to enjoy this season’s study of Pirket Avot. We thank Rabbis Heyn and Chefitz for leading us in enlightening and

Save the Date: PRIDE SEDER

Wednesday, June 25th

participatory dialogue and look forward to our monthly sessions. The date for the next session is Thursday, May 15. Our future meetings willl be lead by Diane Lindner, Rabbi Larry Halpern, Ruth Marks and Atle Vere. We meet in Kaplan Hall at 7 p.m. for coffee and refreshments, discussion and schmoozing. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you and your friends. Edythe Kerness Coordinator

SAVE THE DATE:

CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH It’s that time again… For a Ru’ach Shabbat! Ru’ach will again be hosting a LGBT affirmative Shabbat

Friday, May 2 7:30 pm at Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19th St., Miami, FL 33132

It is the season when we read the Parsha Kedoshim, which deals not only with men not laying with men as with women, but the Holiness Code. This service will explore the theme of Acceptance… What Does It Mean to “Be Holy?” If you are interested in participating in the service, please contact Avi Flashenburg at avimiami67@gmail.com or Vickie Schulman at vschulman@msn.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

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TEMPLE ISRAEL BOOK CLUB WANTS TO KNOW . . .

............................................................................................................ Have you read a good book lately? If you have, why not let the rest of us hear about it by attending the Temple Israel Book Club’s literary discussions. And if you’re interested in finding out what other people are reading, you are bound to get an earful of titles at our meetings. In the meantime join us for the books slated for discussion in the coming months: Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 Time: 12:00 P.M.

TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA A travelogue written by John Steinbeck in which he depicts a 1960 road trip around the United States, searching for the answer to this question: “What Are Americans Like Today.” Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 Time: 12:00 P.M.

PLAINSONG Small-town life experience in the prairies of Colorado is beautifully and simply written by Kent Hauf. The focus is on eight compassionately imagined characters whose lives undergo radical change during the course of one year.

............................................................................................................ Following the book discussion you are invited to stay on for coffee and dessert, take part in a game of Mah-Jongg or simply enjoy the socializing atmosphere of First Monday. For further information: Dody Raskin - at 305-891-5823 or Gail Lewis – 305-374-2533

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FAMILY PROGRAMMING WEEKEND MAY 16-18 Wolff Family Education Endowment Fund of the Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

With Guest Award-Winning Performer

Ellen Allard

and local cantors and cantorial soloists

FRIDAY, MAY 16 5:45 p.m. Sababa Shabbat 6:30 p.m. Service of the Heart 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service and Oneg

SATURDAY, MAY 17 7:30 p.m. Lag b’Omer Songest for mature audiences

SUNDAY, MAY 18 10:30 a.m. Religious School Brunch, sponsored by Michael Meltzer, including performances by the children. All are invited!

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TI Prepares for and Celebrates

Passover

Prepare your questions, prepare your home, and above all else, prepare your mind and spirit for Passover! Temple Israel will help you prepare and celebrate as we offer a variety of programs and services to help get you ready and revved up for the Festival of Freedom. SISTERHOOD PASSOVER EXPERIENCE Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. Join Sisterhood for its annual Passover dinner gathering, chaired by Patty Craven, which traces the personal and unique history of Jewish women from the time of the Exodus to the present. An event for women only. Cost $15 Sisterhood members, $18 nonmembers. Reserve early! RSVP to Sisterhood co-presidents Susie Goldberg at 305.932.4299 or susiestoneg@aol.com or Brandy Primak at lovablelarry@comcast.net or 954.720.9477. PASSOVER COOKING CLASS Sunday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. Why will this Passover night be different than all others? Because you’ll learn to make holiday favorites with Doris Galindo, who will teach you how to wow them at the Seder! To register and for more information, contact the Temple office at info@templeisrael.net or 305.573.5900. INTRAFAITH CHOIR CONCERT Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary As we ready ourselves for Passover, Temple Israel will host “A Musical Journey Towards Freedom” by the Intrafaith Choir of South Dade that is free and open to the public. Directed by Temple Beth Am Cantor Rachelle Nelson, the choir is comprised of about 35 volunteer singers from several area synagogues who share their appreciation of Jewish music by performing at a variety of South Miami-Dade County houses of worship. The upcoming concert will be the group’s first performance in a downtown congregational setting. Joining in the performance will be the Temple Israel Singers, under the direction of TI’s Musical Director Dr. Alan Mason. For more information, contact the Temple Israel office at 305.573.5900 or info@templeisrael.net. BEYOND THE FOUR QUESTIONS: AN INTERACTIVE PASSOVER WORKSHOP Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Rabbis Tom Heyn and Mitchell Chefitz explore the Haggadah as a kabbalistic text, replete with images that allude to the Four Worlds - the four questions, four cups of wine, and the four “sons,” or understandings. Please join us - and bring your questions! (This will be the focus of Mensch School that day.) Free and open to the community. To register and for more information, contact the Temple office at info@templeisrael.net or 305.573.5900. PASSOVER MORNING SERVICE Tuesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Gumenick Chapel Celebrate the first day of Passover with a morning worship service led by Rabbi Tom Heyn. CONGREGATIONAL SECOND SEDER Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Be with your Temple Israel family the second night of Passover. Seating limited, so make your reservations early! Cost for Temple members: $36 adults, $15 children 12 and under; non-members: $45 adults, $18 children 12 and under. Reservation deadline April 10; reservations confirmed only on receipt of check or credit card information. Click here to open, print out and complete Seder registration form; please return with payment to the Temple office. For more information, contact the Temple office at 305.573.5900 or info@templeisrael.net. YIZKOR SERVICE Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Gumenick Chapel On the seventh day of Passover, Rabbi Tom Heyn will lead a Yizkor memorial service.

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Education and Youth

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NOTES FROM THE ECC Shalom Aleichem! My name is Adam Dov Gorelick, and I teach the 7th and 8th grade class at the Rabbi Colman A. Zwitman Religious School. So far it has been an enthralling and Shalom Aleichem! My name is Adam Dov Gorelick, and I teach the 7th and 8th grade class at the Rabbi Colman A. Zwitman Religious School. So far it has been an enthralling and meaningful year for the whole school and for my class in particular. This year, my students are in the process of the B’nai Mitzvah rite of passage. They have spent their time in religious school exploring the ethical, philosophical, and experiential dimensions of their expression of Judaism against the multi-faith multicultural backdrop of the 21st Century. I have sought to expose the students to Jewish history through the centuries, to encourage respect for others while strengthening their sense of Jewish identity, to engage their creativity and spirituality, to challenge them to innovate and to think critically, and to foster camaraderie and shared experience by having a grand old time together. The ethical dimension of Judaism is of particular interest to our school and to these students. In addition to tzedakah and the ideal of service, I have emphasized tikkun middot, the process of developing one’s inner character as a catalyst for impacting the world in a positive way. One brief highlight from early in the year was a mock trial for which we were joined by the 5th and 6th grade class. In light of the early struggles of humankind to harmonize with divine guidance—and in light of God’s destructive responses such as with the flood—we decided to put humanity on trial, here and now. Half of the group was assigned to be a host of angels representing the prosecution while the other half constituted the angelic defense team. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, the debate raged on. The prosecution presented what seemed like insurmountable evidence, pointing to the various evils of humankind’s footprint on the world: war, unspeakable crimes, disregard for other species and for the ecosystem. They even challenged the idea that humans are the pinnacle of evolution and suggested that God might do better to start again with some other aspect of creation. Nonetheless, the defense countered with the positive contributions of humanity: peace, fellowship, increasing awareness and consideration for the environment, and the overarching fact of nature that human beings are by definition imperfect and destined to falter along the path toward success. Then the judgment came down. Considering the arguments carefully, a panel of three faculty members participated in a secret 10

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ballot, and by a narrow vote of 2 to 1, humanity was spared destruction. Baruch Hashem! In addition to activities such as this, our class has explored the ideas of sacred space (such as with the Holy Temple of ancient Jerusalem or within our very own sanctuary) and sacred time (such as with Shabbat and other holidays as a spiritual form of time travel). As often as possible, we have tried to be creative in our methods, using poetry and visual art to engage the material. And we have placed our Judaism within the historical context of other religious peoples. As we enter the final stretch of the academic year, we look forward to a meaningful Passover experience and to many engaging sessions in the Sundays to come.

Religious School News What is Education For?

Often, when I ask what education is for, I am met with puzzled expressions of “what do you mean?” After all, parents express wanting their children to be well-educated, but what does a good education look like? Does the ability to recite the alphabet at an early age, and compute complex algebraic problems earlier in life contribute to such? For years, educators, psychologists, researchers, and policymakers have grappled with these questions, and they will probably continue to discuss and exchange ideas. In an era where information is a mouse-click away, is the ability to recite back information (some call it “parrot-out” data) important nowadays? How can one predict what would be needed when our children grow up to be adults? We’ve already learned that the work force is constantly changing, and the rapid advances in technology indicate that workers’ skills may not even be projected. However, the one element that has prevailed through the years is the human ability to think. It’s not about what to think, but the ability to engage in complex thinking, and provide solutions to problems/challenges as they arise (some call it ‘creative thinking’). In order to think creatively, educators and psychologists point often to the individual’s comfort level/sense of security, and research informs us that developing secured relationships in the early years contributes to a sense of security and confidence. It’s on that foundation of developing secured relationships that education is built upon. As children become confident in their abilities, they venture into ‘taking risks’, this affords them the opportunity for exploration that leads to learning. Continued on page 11


What does taking risks look like in the early years? -Going up the climber, and sliding down the slide -Making marks on the paper -Using scissors -Fighting over a toy -Building a high structure in the blocks area -Browsing through a book -Singing -Dancing -Opening cabinets and taking materials out -Playing with food -Challenging adults (“no! I don’t’ want to eat that”) Here at the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center, we afford children with many opportunities to safely practice risk taking, while developing trusting relationships among children and adults!

ABOUT BRAVERY HEARTS AND BRAVERY BEADS When children begin their difficult journey with cancer or other lifechallenging illnesses, they are given a necklace with their name on it. As they undergo difficult treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, they receive special plastic or wooden beads, called Bravery Beads, to add to their necklace to commemorate these milestones. This collection of beads gives children and families hope as well as a tangible way to share their story. Over 10,000 children with cancer and other life challenging illnesses participate in the Bravery Beads Program each year. Most children’s hospitals rely on the support of donors to provide the funds to acquire these beads. The Rabbi Colman A. Zwitman Religious School of Temple Israel has chosen this project for their 2013-2014 Tzedakah Project. It takes $50.00 to supply a child with beads for a year. Won’t you help us meet our goal of providing this wonderful visualization of bravery to as many children as is possible? If you have questions or want to make a donation please contact, Donna 11 Seldes, Deborah Sherman or Phyllis Littman. Thank you for your support!

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ADULT LEARNING MIDTOWN MUSSAR

Thursdays through May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Israel TI and the Mussar Institute are offering “Midtown Mussar”, two levels of Mussar training. Rabbi Tom Heyn will lead the Level 1 course, which introduces students to the concepts and applications of Mussar, and the Mussar Institute’s Jeff Agron will guide Level 2, designed for experienced practitioners who want to take their learning to the next level. Tuition for the seven-week program is $10 per class or $60 for the entire series for TI members, $15 per class or $110 for non-members. To register and for more information, contact Temple Israel at info@templeisrael.net or 305-573-5900.

MENSCH SCHOOL WITH RABBI HEYN Sundays, April 6, 27; May 4, 18; 10-11:30 a.m. Most of us are familiar with the Yiddish word mensch, which literally means “human being,” but connotes a really good human being. How can Torah study and Jewish values help us learn to not only be good Jews, but also be really good people? What roles do spiritual practice and social action have to play? We will explore this and more as we delve into physical, intellectual and spiritual disciplines developed to maximize human potential. Students welcome to join the class at any time. Series free of charge for TI members, a suggested donation of $20 per class for non-members. To register, contact the Temple office at 305-573-5900 or info@templeisrael.net

WEEKLY LEARNING Tuesday Noontime Learning w/Rabbi Heyn: April 1, 8, 22, and 29; May 6, 13, 20, and 27 Most of us are familiar with the Yiddish word mensch, which literally means “human being,” but connotes a really good human being. How can Torah study and Jewish values help us learn to not only be good Jews, but also be really good people? What roles do spiritual practice and social action have to play? We will explore

this and more as we delve into physical, intellectual and spiritual disciplines developed to maximize human potential. Students welcome to join the class at any time. Series free of charge for TI members, a suggested donation of $20 per class for non-members. To register, contact the Temple office at 305-573-5900 or info@templeisrael.net. Wednesday Noontime Learning w/Rabbi Chefitz: April 2, 9, 16, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28 The class is reading/discussing Rodger Kamenetz’s The Jew in the Lotus and Zalman Schacter-Shalomi’s translation of Heschel’s Yiddish poetry: Human-God’s Ineffable Name. Talmud Study: April 2, 9, 16, and 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28 Learn Talmud on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. with Ruth Marks and Atle Vere. All levels welcome for this weekly study.

HAVDALAH GATHERINGS AT MEMBERS’ HOMES Temple Israel’s monthly Havdalah gatherings at members’ homes offer an informal setting to get together on a Saturday evening to share good company, refreshments, and a brief Havdalah ceremony and program led by Rabbi Heyn. Our next gathering will be April 12 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Lisa and Robert Waxman in their North Dade home. Rabbi Heyn will speak about the upcoming Passover holiday. There will be a wine/cheese and dairy/dessert/fruit potluck, with coffee and other refreshments provided. RSVP and let us know what you’ll contribute to the potluck by contacting the Temple office at 305.573.5900 or info@templeisrael.net. Our sincere thanks allI -ofAdar ourII 5774 hosts. To RSVP for 3this February – March 2014 / to Adar Volume 72 Number get-together - or, if you would like to host one in your home - please contact the Temple office.

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SISTERHOOD CORNER

Gary Brown Brandy Primak Susie Goldberg Sisterhood Co-Presidents

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO SISTERHOOD’S “COUNT YOUR BLESSING’S” FUNDRAISER WHICH IS STILL ONGOING. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. Sisterhood held their Rosh Chodesh dinner on January 29th. There were 35 people in attendance and a large variety of potluck dishes provided a delicious dinner. We want to express our sincere thanks to Walli Chefitz and Ellen Kempler for the fabulous creative service they presented that evening. Also a thank you to all who helped to make Rosh Chodesh a wonderful evening. Our annual Trivia Night was held on February 22nd with Mama Jennie’s Restaurant serving a delicious Italian dinner. Thank you to Carla Neufeld for chairing this fun night. The annual YES Fund Luncheon was held on Sunday, March 9th in Wolfson. A potluck lunch started the afternoon. After a brief Sisterhood meeting, Michelle Levy, a WRJ member of their Speaker’s Bureau, spoke about the programs made possible with the money that we raised. WRJ’s YES Fund has provided millions of dollars to support Reform and Progressive Jewish programs around the world. Thank you to all who attended and for the many tasty dishes they provided. Sisterhood held their annual Bake Sale at the Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 16th in Wolfson. We wish to thank all those who provided the many delicious baked goods what were sold. Thank you for making the Bake Sale such a success. On Wednesday, April 2nd, Sisterhood will hold their annual Passover Experience. This event will be chaired by Patty Craven with an assist from her committee who will provide a special program for the guests. Sisterhood members will provide and prepare the holiday dinner. This event is for women only. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone our tribute dinner and evening to Dr. Alan Mason which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Sisterhood Dinner and Shabbat service will be held on Friday, May 30th. The dinner is open to all congregants at $25 per person. The special Shabbat service is being written by Edythe Kerness and her committee. Call the Temple office for dinner reservations. 14

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SOCIAL JUSTICE JOINS WITH OTHER CONGREGATIONS TO CONFRONT COMMUNITY PROBLEMS The Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum will be joining with other synagogues and churches to stand up for justice in addressing problems in our schools and criminal justice system. The committee asks temple members to join with us at the Nehemiah Action meeting with school board and county commission members and administrators at the New Birth Baptist Church (2300 N.W. 135th St., Miami ) on Monday, March 31st, at 7:30PM under the coordination of PACT (People Acting for Community Together). Proposals for reform of the public school suspension system and criminal justice system will be presented to the representatives of the county agencies. It is expected that this coordinated effort among county religious organizations will have a significant impact on school and criminal justice policies. For more information, please contact Michael Sagmeister (michael.sagmeister@me.com), or Doris Galindo (doris.galindo@gmail.com).

EDIBLE GARDEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Now in its fourth year, Temple Israel’s Edible Garden seeks volunteers Sundays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., to work in the garden, prepare beds, plant, weed and water. This project benefits the Lotus House shelter to which we deliver fresh vegetables every week. Join us for this very worthwhile effort. For more information, contact David Galler at david.galler@yahoo.com.


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APRIL 4

5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat 6:30 pm Sababa Shabbat Dinner 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

APRIL 11

7:30 pm Religious School Shabbat Service with the 7th to 9th Graders in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

APRIL 18

6:30 pm Service of the Heart 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

APRIL 25

6:30 pm Dinner 7:30 pm Dedication of Centennial Bricks Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

MAY 2

7:30 pm Ru’Ach Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

MAY 9

7:30 pm Religious School Confirmation Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

MAY 16

5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat 6:30 pm Sababa Shabbat Dinner 6:30 pm Service of the Heart 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

MAY 23

7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

MAY 30

6:00 pm Sisterhood Shabbat Dinner 7:30 pm Sisterhood Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

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on Friday Evenings 7:30-8:30 pm Feel inspired as you rejoice in Shabbat and connect with our welcoming community in the world renowned Bertha Abess Sanctuary. Our Shabbat service is a gentle mix of traditional and spontaneous song and prayer. Can’t join us in person? Connect with us either by tuning into 880 AM radio, or you will find us streaming on the web at: www.templeisrael.net or www.880thebiz.com.

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on Shabbat mornings 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Joseph’s Table Weaving Torah texts of the great Jewish spiritual masters into a fabric of many colors and shades. Our friend and mentor Joseph Grosbard is no longer with us, but his presence remains around the tables.

SERVICE OF THE HEART April 18 and May 16 Temple Israel’s monthly “Service of the Heart” offers a unique tapestry of sound and spirit that’s just right to welcome Shabbat. The 45-minute service is followed by our 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Evening Service, offering a variety of traditional and innovative worship experiences.

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE with Rabbi Heyn and Rabbi Chefitz 9:30 am - 11:00 am Morning blessings, Psalms of praise, the Sh’ma with its meditations, and Standing in the Presence of the Divine. Sometimes with the prayerbook, sometimes not, but always seeking deep attachment. APRIL – MAY 2014 / Nisan/Iyar/Sivan 5774 Volume 72 Number 4

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SIMCHA CORNER

Please email us your simchas so that as a community we can celebrate together. We need to celebrate life together and share in each other’s moments of joy. Please email your Births, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagements,Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations to: marla@templeisrael.net. Please put simcha corner on the subject line. We will do our best to include submissions received prior to noon on Wednesday in the current week’s e-bulletin as well as the next edition of the Chai Lites. We look forward to hearing from you.

April Birthdays Marsha Elser Elijah Gorelick Milo Pfeffer David Denmark Reyna Galler Spencer Kramer James Tate Amanda Fried Patricia Berezdivin Josephine Louis Eric Ruben Irenaida Diaz Ellen Kempler Rosen Barth Green Ben Barnes Lawrence Denmark Leonard Grossman Marshall Dore Louis Barton Sacher Hope Wine Isabelle Gell-Levey Vivian Witkoff Nancy Bloom Sharon Elliot Adam Musibay Joy Fried Larry Major Emily Kanter Michael Lapat Steven Leidner Lawrence Weinberg Brian Hirsch

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Marjorie Klein Susan Scholz-Rubin Mark Fried Mitchell Chefitz Kerrin Bermont Molly Coller Lisa Mann Sonia Nathan Jeannie DeQuine Sari Greenberg Yossi Mairena Angela Sacher Julian Goldstein Golda LieberPerson Kenneth Raskin Todd Brazer David Fernandez Michael McClennen Stanley Tate Gertrude Weiner Alex Goldberg Arlene Kahn Mark Kirby Judith Price Susan Galler Bobby Glick Paula Bromberg Roger Michelson Jeffrey Bor Jennifer Parrado Michael Slote

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Beata Rikhter Warren and Edward Warren

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June and Stuart Jacobs

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Cathi and Michael Graham

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Jayne and Leonard Abess

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Lucy and Alfred Holzman

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Carol Shear Jon Cross Cedric Shabsis Jane Gilbert Lois Klein Noah Musibay Douglas Jacobs Jamie Waxman Edythe Kerness Matthew Klein Rebeca Newman Shirley Spear Kathy Green Susan Rogers Carole Gerstein Bernice Goldman Noah Mayer-Perez Eve Rosenbaum Sylvia Stepakoff Katerine Ramirez Alan Roberts Cynthia Gold Edward Tavlin Lori Rosichan Kelsey Brown Ethan Mayer-Perez Marley Mayer-Perez Rachel Goldberg

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Ellie Browner Patricia Taxman Craven Stephanie Jacobs Norma Orovitz Robin Rollnick Jack Schillinger Henry Wolff, Jr. Shai Bushman Sylvia Fink Daniel Green Leah Solomon Zachary Auslander Helyne Treister Ivonne Gordon Joan Bornstein Annsheila Turkel Audrey Barker Mayda Perez Howard Bushman Zoe Cross Nancy Kanter Beverly Morshenson Isaac Rosenberg Jonathan Barnes Margrit Bernstein Hannah Karl Jenny Litz

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May Anniversaries Marc and Marilyn Csete Lenny and Lois Klein Jacque and Stephen Hertz Randi and Warren Trazenfeld Brian and Romy Gerber Jennifer and Andrew Bellinson Suzanne and Bradley Trushin Jannet Dannon-Mairena and Henry Mairena Susie and Richard Goldberg Michele and Larry Kabat

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS KATE DUCHOWNY AND ZLATO FAGUNDES JEREMY GREEN BEATA RIKHTER WARREN AND EDWARD WARREN NORMAN AND IRMA BRAMAN HARVE MOGUL We value our Members. If you know of someone who may be interested in finding out more about Temple Israel of Greater Miami, please contact Marla Towbin, Executive Director, at ext. 404. Thank you.

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY On behalf of Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees, Rabbis, and Administration we extend our condolences to the entire immediate and extended family and friends of: RICHARD WEINER

MAZEL TOV TO JERRY CHASEN, JOAN SCHAEFFER AND LIZ SCHWARTZ, who appear in the film, The Day it Snowed in Miami, a documentary of the LGBT-rights movement focusing on its early days during the Anita Bryant campaign in Miami-Dade County, which premiered at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach and aired locally on WPBT2. The film will air nationally on PBS throughout the rest of 2014. DEBORAH L. SHERMAN, who stars in her own authored production of Frida: Unmasked, a profile of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, presented March 1 by Next@19th at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood. RICK KATZ AND STEVE ROTHAUS, who found a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and their 29th anniversary by getting married February 14th in New York City. TI DIRECTOR OF MUSIC DR. ALAN MASON, who was accompanist for the February 23rd Installation Ceremony of Bet Shira Congregation’s Cantor Shiree Kidron. MAXINE AND KENNY SCHWARTZ, parents of ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ, honorees of the Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at its February 20th Main Event.

Husband of Florence Weiner and Advisory Council Member ROBERT LAZERE Father of former staff member Linda Levin BETTY LOU PRADOS Mother of Mary Prados OBDULIA SANTANA Aunt of Jannet Dannon-Mairena

NANCY DREYFUSS AND VICKIE SCHULMAN, who were married February 5th in Massachusetts. RABBI MITCHELL AND WALLI CHEFITZ AND MARC AND KIKI ELLENBY on the March 22nd marriage of their children, Walter Chefitz and Adena Ellenby.

BETTY ANNE WAXMAN Mother of Benji Waxman; Mother-in-Law of Gwen Wurm; grandmother of Hannah, Jeremy, Sam and Abbie Waxman JOHANNA MCELWEE ORTH Sister of Joseph McElwee RICHARD AARON KANNER Brother of Lewis Kanner and brother in law of Marcia Kanner

MAZEL TOV Bar Mitzvah Jeremy “Remy” Cross, the son of Temple members Jon Cross and Jen Karetnick, is a seventh grade student at Miami Country Day School. At school, he plays on the soccer and lacrosse teams, and runs cross-country. He also plays on the travel soccer team for Miami Shores Futbol Club. In addition, Remy is a musician, playing piano and saxophone with his school instrumental groups. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the Duke TIP program, and has received awards for citizenship, grade point average and soccer. Because of his interest in sports, Remy’s Mitzvah project is collecting gently used sports equipment for underprivileged children.

MAZEL TOV Bar Mitzvah Chase Edward Timinsky born 26 August 2000 at Mount Sinai Medical Center to his parents Lisa Ellen Mann and John Edward Timinsky. At early age of three years old Chase attended Von Wedel Montessori School in North Miami, Florida. In Second grade, Chase transferred to the Cushman School where he will graduate middle school this school year. During his years at Cushman, Chase was Treasurer of the Builder’s Club and received numerous academic honors culminating with being chosen as Cushman’s Student of the Year in 2011. The Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon to honor Chase and the other Students of the Year. Chase excels at everything he does. His attention to detail and focus is rarely matched. He has been a State Champion in WTF Tae Kwon Do (Sparring and Forms), currently a third degree black belt; plays baseball, catching and pitching for the Cushman Cougars and, has a passion for racing Gran Prix (GP) style motorcycles. Chase follows the Miami Heat and the Miami Marlins. His favorite sports figures are: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Marc Marquez, Ray Allen, and Hanley Ramirez. Chase has a gift of patience and passion. His current plans for his future are when he graduates college, Chase wants to participate in international business and obtain a law degree. Chase, the world is your oyster, and you are in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer. [from Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor ( ii. ii. 5)] APRIL – MAY 2014 / Nisan/Iyar/Sivan 5774 Volume 72 Number 4

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YAHRZEITS

May God’s name be exalted and hallowed throughout the world that He created, as is God’s wish. May God’s sovereignty soon be accepted, during our life and the life of all Israel. And let us say: Amen. May God’s great name be praised throughout all time. Glorified and celebrated, lauded and worshiped, exalted and honored, extolled and acclaimed may the Holy One be, praised beyond all song and psalm, beyond all tributes that mortals can utter. And let us say: Amen. Let there be abundant peace from heaven, with life’s goodness for us and for all Israel. And let us say: Amen. May the One who brings peace to His universe bring peace to us and to all Israel. And let us say: Amen. Zichrona L’vracha, May their memory be for a blessing.

APRIL 4:

Florence Gram

Ida Reigel

Lee Towbin

Mandle Zaban

Hannah Kaiser

George Rosenbloom

Carolyn Apple

Meyer Groskin

Theresa Riesner

Lillian Van Wye

Myron Zeientz

Mynette Kann

Anna Rosenthal

David Bass

Herman J. Hegt

Ida Robinson

Herman Wall

Louis Kaplan

William Rubin

Philip Baumoehl

Herman K. Homa

Edith Roskin

Shirlie Wasserman

MAY 9:

Morris Katowitz

Louis Strauss

Sarah Blatt

Joseph Horwitz

Fae Rubin

Esther Woldenberg

Philip Applebaum

William Kaufmann

Howard Ullman Jr.

Sarah Blumenthal

Beatrice S. Hyman

Sarah Russin

Chai Zilber

Paul Barnett

Irving Levie

C. Helen Warren

Etta Carp

Dr.adolph Jacoby

Isidore Sherman

Jonas Behrmann

Heather Levin

Mollie Waxman

Frank Cole

Ira David Joseph

Yetta Silverberg

MAY 2:

Irvine Beinhorn

Tillie Lisker

William Wolfson

Hazel Dallett

Antonia Kann

Abraham Stern

Theodore Abel

Harry Blumberg

Irma Lister

Sara Zaban

Rose Davis

Selma Katz

Erwin Stern

Lena Arbeit

Marvin Bronner

Harry Medoff

Maurice Zechman

Samuel Ehrenreich

Irving Lieberman

Arthur Ungar

Dorothy Baker

Frances Brown

Roslyn Medoff

Louis Zeientz

Bessie Elson

William Lieberwitz

Abe Vatz

Geraldine Bellins

Joseph Davidson

Moritz Meyer

Charles Zissen

Bertha Francis

Sherwood Lowenstein

Hattie Willens

Lori Ann Cohen

Harold Davidson

Samuel Miller

MAY 30:

Elizabeth Friedman

Betty Neulander

Sarah Zilber

Louis Dubbin

Max Dritz

Maurice Orovitz

Charles Apte

Yetta Gelvan

Samuel Prager

Sanford Emerman

Herman Emerman

Zecil Palees

Jack Braverman

Emma Greenfield

Belle Riff

APRIL 25:

Joseph Eppstein

Goldye Franklin

Freda Polson

Gertrude Bressler

Bernhard Kann

Norman Rossman

Clara Baumoehl

Theodore Firestone

Fruma Freed

Rebel Purcell

L. Steven Broida

William Klinkenstein

Malcolm Roth

Edward Blatt

Daisy Fisher

Morris Goldstein

Frances Rabin

Adele Cohen

Morris Kovens

Dorothy Siegel

Lee Blumberg

Anna Frank

Harold Green

Charles Ratner

Louis Davidson

Rose Lefkowitz

Louis Silverberg

Simon Bressler

Anna Gordon

Bette Green

Marvin Rauzin

Diann Dubbin

Rhoda Licht

Marie Silverman

Estelle Center

Adela Greenfield

Anne Klein

Sadye Resnick

Seymour Flamm

Sidney Meisel

Martin Sobel

Albert Chauser

Nathan S. Gumenick

Ruth Lebar

Sarah Rudolph

Harry Flayderman

Johanna Miller

Herbert Venzer

Marshall Cohen

Martin M. Haness

Fred Lehrer

Bernard Sadowsky

Ruth Fuller

Jules Pearlman

Bessie Wien

Dora Coleman

Alexander Hoffman

Benjamin Licht

William Sharpe

Joseph Garvett

Michael Primak

Sanford Zahler

Laura Dubbin

Michael M. Isenberg

Benjamin Miller

Isie Silverman

Samuel Goldstein

Nathan Feika

Rachel Kandel

Clifford Newmark

Julius Simpson

Ana Sher Gordon

Michael Rizzo Max Rosenzweig

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Sam Finkelstein

Moses Kandel

Lillian Rippa

Bernard Troub

Leon Green

Mathilde Rosthal

Louis Adler

Anne Fisher

Hilda Kempler

Sidney Ross

Belle Woolf

Sylvia Halpern

Isidore Rubin

George Adler

Emelia Gelb

Charles Kronson

Pauline Salzman

Hirsch Sadowsky

Edith Asckenasy

Richard Gerstein

Ada Levene

Lentz Samuel

MAY 23:

Henry Keller

Linda Schlosberg

Harry Blasberg

Samuel Goldberg

Leon Levin

Edward Scheer

Michael Bloom

Donna Kory

Sarah Stein

Barbara Brown

Max Goldhoff

Gertrude Levine

Harry Scherer

Allan Calman

Sophie Lerner

Harry Stolar

Barbara Brown

Sarah Goldstein

Joseph Levy

Maurice Solar

Morton Elterman

Oscar Lerner

Bernard Stolmaker

Evelyn Dash

Max Gottlieb

Sadie Lubash

Walter Stern

Ben Francis

Alfred Levin

Albert Sussman

David Davidson

Rose Green

Helen Mandel

Henry Sternlieb

Leonard Friedman

Sol Litvak

Pauline Tavlin

Richard Deutch

Sidney R. Jacobs

J. Bert Marx

Morris Stuzin

Peter Galler

Mary Manxi

Adolph Ungar

Abraham Feldman

Henry Jacoby

William Mayer

Lenore Weitz

Elizabeth Gettleman

Madeline Marx

Mortimer Wien

Charles H. Finkelstein

Maurice Jaffe

Madalyn Parks

Mildred Winston

Charles Gilstein

Florence May

Hattie Younger

Ben Frankenstein

Hyman Levy

Yechiel Podolnik

Jeanette Wolf

J. Gordon

Herman Neuhaus

Calvin Zemsky

Daniel Friedman

Beatrice Lipkin

Morris Rubin

Frances Wolfson

Marion J. Joseloff

Etta Newman

Jennie Fryer Goodman

Benjamin Lipoff

Bessie Rubin

Walter Zand

Manuel Joseloff

Myron Newman

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Marie Goudiss

Sarah Luby

Joseph H. Rudnick

Anna Levin

Martha Redell

Ruth Bossak

Ignatz Jacoby

Herbert May

Bertha Sarno

MAY 16:

Bejamin Levine

Pauline Rubin

Julius Brody

Benjamin Jaffe

Viola Mendelson

Arnold Scher

Simon Bass

Leah Levy

Abe Savitz

Henry Bulbin

Benjamin Kaiser

Zenia Meyer

Bert Schnurer

Samuel Bearman

Lillian Livingston

Lewis Singer

Suzanne Collins

Debra Lane

Rose Miles

Kenneth Shear

Hermine Bergman

Bert Lowenstein

Barbara Stein

Joseph Cowan

Sam Levenson

Anne Novack

Harvey Simon

Meyer Denmark

Lois Newmark

Alfred Stein

Dorothy Fishman

Ruth Levin

Jack Rabinovitch

Philip Stern

Irene Ericson

Elizabeth Nunes

David Sussman

Frances Freedman

Harraiet Matthews

Rose Robbins

Ana Tennenbaum

Monte H. Fallek

Diana Puckett

Bess Vatz

Marcella Gans

M. Victor Miller

Gertrude Rosenthal

Peter Valdes

Ethel Gitlin

Bertha Queenth

Leonard Wien, Sr.

Sam Goldman

Rose Nadler

Rose Rubin

Abbot Waldberg

David Haber

Louis Riff

Julius Wolf

Alex Goldstein

Ernice Weinkle Preston

Julius Rudolph

Lena Williamson

Samuel Halpern

Frank Rose

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......................................................................................................................................................................................... We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support Temple Israel of Greater Miami by remembering and honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions. MEMORIAL Alan K. Roberts, M.D. in memory of Kevin Lantz Angela and Barton Sacher in memory of Joseph Rosenson Arlene Stein and Family in memory of Essie Lavine Audrey Barker in memory of Arthur Barker Beth and Ed Tavlin in memory of Michael Tavlin Bob Waterstone in memory of Margaret Waterstone Bob Waterstone in memory of Marilyn Simon Bunny Greenberg and Family in memory of Charles Greenberg, Meyer Goetz, and Lillian Greenberg Caryl Heller Chassman in memory of Nathan Heller Charles and Sandra Simon in memory of Esther Jacoby Clare and Jack Benjamin in memory of Martin Fine Dale S. Gary in memory of George Stryker Dan Markson in memory of Morris Markson Dan Markson in memory of Trudy Markson Daniel B. Markson in memory of Martin “Marty” Fine Daniel Markson in memory of Eva Hurvitt David and Ms. Doree Press in memory of Francine Press Deborah Michele Levene in memory of Seth Levene Dora Maya in memory of David Maya Dr. Stephanie Stryker Morgenstern in memory of Dr. George Stryker Edward Blumenthal in memory of Martha Blumenthal and Robert Blumenthal Edwin and Carol Wariner and Family in memory of Richard Wariner and Natalie Weiner Elise Greenberg in memory of Jewel Greenberg Estelle E. Kohn in memory of Cecily Janofsky Ethel and Al Solomon in memory of David Solomon Jacqueline and Robert Traurig in memory of Martin Fine Joan Schaeffer in memory of Irene Warner’s mother JoAnne Spring in memory of Harris Reibel Joyce Kaiser in memory of grandfather Charles Steinhauser Joyce Kaiser in memory of Martin Fine Kathy Serbin Berman in memory of Robert Kahn Ken and Dorothy Raskin in memory of Max Raskin Leona Friedman in memory of Shirley Friedman Leonard Grossman in memory of Elaine Grossman and Mary Rosenzweig Lewis Kanner in memory of Rose E. Jervis Lily Yarosz in memory of Zygmund Yarosz and Harry Yarosz Lois H. Siegel in memory of Martin Fine Lois Rukeyser in memory of Ben Lubin Lolly Green in memory of John Fried Marcella Ungar Werblow in memory of S. Charles Werblow Margot B. Friedman in memory of Rachel Kanner Marilyn Greenbaum in memory of Jerome Greenbaum Mark S. Teitelbaum in memory of Joseph Teitelbaum Marvin Ross Friedman in memory of Sheila Natasha Simrod Friedman Maurice Blumenthal in memory of Max Blumenthal Merri Mann in memory of Irving Mann Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gruder in memory of Marty Fine Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lacher in memory of Martin Fine Mr. and Mrs. M. Siegel in memory of Ruth Levy Mrs. David Nathan in memory of David Nathan Nadene Schantz and Sharon Walshon Hernandez in memory of Leatrice E. Handleman Neil and Nancy Schaffel in memory of Eva Sawitz and Carrie Rosen Norm and Ellie Browner in memory of Maxwell Browner Norm and Ellie Browner in memory of Elsie Chaffin Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of Marty Fine Patricia Papper in memory of Lillian Papper, Julia Papper, and Barbara Lupatkin Peter and Kerrin Bermont in memory of Esther Newman Phyllis and Irwin Hellman in memory of Julius Hellman Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Ellen Fine Roger Epstein in memory of Deborah Epstein and Herman Lubschutz Ruth Greenfield and David Wolkowsky in memory of Edna Wolkowsky Schlosberg Family in memory of Lawrence Schlosberg Sheila Wohl in memory of Alfred Wohl Shirley Spear in memory of Martin Fine Singer Family in memory of Max Singer Singer Family in memory of Rosa Singer Sonny H. Baida in memory of Pauline Seitelman Sonya Rabin Greenfield in memory of Leon Manne Suzanne Litvak in memory of Harry Gitlin

SPONSOR BIMAH FLOWERS OR AN ONEG SHABBAT: Bimah flowers enhance our Shabbat experience. Sponsoring the bimah flowers is a lovely way to remember or honor a loved one. Celebrating an anniversary, birthday or other simcha and need a gift? Why not sponsor an Oneg Shabbat to commemorate the occasion? And the great thing is: one size fits all! As a sponsor of the bimah flowers or Oneg Shabbat, your name will appear in the Shabbat bulletin and in Chai Lites. For more information or to sponsor, please contact Temple office at 305-573-5900 or info@templeisrael.net. Brenda and Jonathan Neuman in memory of George Neuman Diane King in memory of her father, Al Nessor Diane King in memory of her mother, Lillie Nessor Frank Kabak in memory of Dina Kabak and family Helene Good and Ire Diaz in honor of their wedding annivesary Joan L. Schaeffer in memory of Bernard Delavenay Marcella Werblow in memory of Dr. S. Charles Werblow Marcella Werblow in memory of her father, Arthur A. Ungar, her grandfather, Adolph Ungar, and her niece, Marcella Abess Gans Marian Morgan in memory of Lisa Isaaca Morgan The Cross-Karetnick family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Remy. The Timinsky-Mann family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Chase

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The Goldring Family in memory of Carolyn F. Grossman and Barry Goldring The Waxman Family in memory of Martin Fine The Waxman Family in memory of Maurice Waxman Scott Wenders Toni Nathan in memory of William Wertchafter William Barkins in memory of Martin Fine in honor of the 22nd anniversary of his conversion. Yvonne Benrube in memory of Elie Alchek Susie Goldberg B.B. GOLDSTEIN MUSIC FUND Brandy and Larry Primak in memory of Robert Golin in honor of her husband Richard’s birthday THE LEARNING PROJECT The Cross-Karetnick family Bernard Silver and Susan Werth in honor of Rabbi Mitch Chefitz Richard B. Bermont in memory of Esther Newman in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Remy. Paula Xanthopoulou in honor of Ale Heyn DOROTHY SEROTTA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM The Timinsky-Mann family Dr. Maurice Serotta in memory of Charlotte Serotta, Harry Serotta, and Belle Levin in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Chase. Joan Schaeffer in honor of the birthday of Elton Kerness Joan Schaeffer in honor of Vickie Schulman and Nancy Dreyfuss Vickie Schulman and Nancy Dreyfuss Ken and Dorothy Raskin in memory of Annette Eisenberg in honor of their wedding Patty Taxman Craven in honor of the wedding of Vickie Schulman and Nancy Dreyfuss RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Arthur Sheldon and Judith Clein in honor of the marriage of Wendy Jackson and David Rosenblatt Kim Lerner donation Mr. and Mrs. Neal Horner in memory of Nathan S. Lee Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin donation TEMPLE ISRAEL Charles and Deborah Citrin in memory of Martin Fine Elise Greenberg in honor of the kindness of Vivian Witkoff Henry and Rhonda Keller in memory of Adrienne Keller Joan L. Schaeffer in honor of the birthday of Diane King Joni and Stanley Tate donation Continued from page 4 Linda Kingston facility donation for tour Marilyn Udell donation Monica Tracy donation Scott Wenders in honor of the wedding of Vickie Schulman and Nancy Dreyfuss THE CHARLES HELD FUND TO FEED THE HUNGRY from as a community. As always, I am grateful for the gifts Budd and Nanette Mayer donation Candace and Lloyd Ruskin in memory of Annette Eisenberg Temple Israel brings into my life, including- maybe especially, Elena Willenborg donation the challenges, which offer great opportunities for learning Elliot H. Scherker donation Frances M. Wylde donation and expansion. Larry and Deborah Hoffman donation Nancy and Neil Schaffel donation Wishing you all a Zissen PesachPaul Goldman in memory of Abe Bessel Paul Goldman in memory of Frances Bessel Robin and Neil Rollnick in memory of Martin Fine Joan L. Schaeffer, President Robin, Ari and Neil Rollnick in memory of Bernard Striar Robin, Ari and Neil Rollnick in memory of Tess Rollnick Sandi and Charles Simon in memory of Martin Fine Sandi and Charlie Simon donation RABBI COLMAN A. ZWITMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Gladys L. Cowen in memory of Donald S. Lavigne Joan Schaeffer in honor of the birthday of Peter Bermont We had never heard teaching like that. We realized we weren’t Roz Smith donation ready for such spiritual instruction until we had heard and RADIO-INTERNET Ken and Dorothy Raskin in honor of 80th birthday of Elton Kerness repeated his stories. Phyllis Littman in honor of 80th birthday of Elton Kerness Phyllis Littman in honor of the birthday of Dena Glazer The following year he arrived late yet again to a room alive Phyllis Littman in honor of the birthday of Suzanne Hafkin with singing. He told a story, but we were waiting for his Sherrie Garfield in memory of Walter Stern Shirley Landwirth in memory of Lt. Robert Richter Torah. He shared his Torah. It was the deepest of the deep. Susie and Richard Goldberg in memory of Mac Goldberg THE JONI AND STANLEY TATE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Then, he took a break and did his still deeper work. He Michelle Krinzman in memory of Martin Fine Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Anna Tatelman wandered about, looking into the eyes of each us in turn. Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Marty Fine “Holy brother,” he would say. “How have you been this year? Phyllis Littman in honor of the birthday of Gail Lewis Henry E. Wolff, Jr. in memory of Zelma Wolff Holy sister, how have you been?” Peter Bermont donation BROTHERHOOD He saw each of us in the depth of our own being. Sherwin Goldman donation RABBI’S PROGRAMMING Why did he arrive late each year? Marsha B. Elser in honor of Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn Suzanne Hafkin in honor of Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn I had occasion to drive him from one engagement to the next. THE PRAYER BOOK PROJECT Michelle Krinzman in memory of Martin Fine He was my teacher. As we traveled, he taught me. Or, as he Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Dick Weiner taught me, we traveled. MARJORIE SCHILLINGER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP Jack Schillinger in memory of Jacob Kahn and Anna Greenbaum If we reached the house or the hall of his next engagement FLOWER FUND Brenda and Jonathan Neuman in memory of George Neuman before the teaching was done, he stayed in the car to complete Frank Kabak in memory of Dina Kabak and family Helene Good and Ire Diaz in honor of their wedding annivesary the learning with me. Joan L. Schaeffer in memory of Bernard Delavenay Marcella Werblow in memory of Dr. S. Charles Werblow Shlomo was never late. He was present to the task at hand. Marian Morgan in memory of Lisa Isaaca Morgan

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11:00 PM: Joseph’s 6:30 PM: Sababa Shabbat Dinner (ECC) Table

12:00 PM: 12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Learning Integral Kabbalah w/ Rabbi Tom Mitch

8:00 AM: ECC and Temple Closed

9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/ Service

6:30 PM: Sisterhood Passover Experience

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7:30 PM: Family Shabbat Service (R.S. 7th-9th Grade)

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4:00 PM: Intra-Faith Choir w/ Rachelle Nelson

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6:30 PM: Fundraising Committee Meeting

10:30 AM: Passover cooking class

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7:00 PM: Yizkor Service

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6:00 PM: CELEBRATORY DINNER

7:30 PM: SPECIAL SHABBAT SERVICE, BRICK DEDICATION AND ONEG

6:00 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting 9:15 AM: Religious School

5:30 PM: TI Singers Rehearsal

12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Mitch

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9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/Service 11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table 7:30 PM: Lag B’Omer Songest with Ellen Allard (for mature audiences)

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Oneg

9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/Service

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9:30 AM: 8:00 AM: Parent Bar Mitzvah Teacher Service (Chase Conference (ECC) 9:00 AM: Mother’s Day Timinsky) Celebration (ECC) 11:00 PM: Joseph’s 11:00 AM: Tot Shabbat Table (ECC) 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (R.S. Confirmation) and Oneg

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