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L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu “MAY YOU BE INSCRIBED (IN THE BOOK OF LIFE) FOR A GOOD YEAR.”


CLERGY AND STAFF Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn

Rabbi, Spiritual Leader

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Mitchell Chefitz

Rabbi, Scholar-in-Residence

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Dr. Alan Mason

Director of Music

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TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI - a progressive Reform congregation has been celebrating its diversity in downtown Miami since 1922.

Marla Towbin

Executive Director

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Federico d’Angelo

Facility Manager

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Isabel Montoto

Office Manager

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Bela Barnes

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

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Zvia Dover

Administrative Assistant Director of the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center

Valleen Aguilar

Administrative Assistant

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GET INVOLVED Sisterhood Corner Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum

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WORSHIP Fall Schedule

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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Birthdays & Anniversaries New Members Our Deepest Sympathy

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SUPPORTERS

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Megan Gerstel

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ADULT LEARNING

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Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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Ellen Goldberg

EDUCATION AND YOUTH Notes from the ECC Religious School News Youth Activities

FALL CALENDAR

Bookkeeper

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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

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

Joan Schaeffer Neil Rollnick Jannet Dannon-Mairena Beco Lichtman Brian Hirsch Howard D. Goldstein Diane Lindner Robert Glazier* Lance Harke

PAST PRESIDENTS Peter Bermont* 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.* 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


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Messages

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RABBI’S MESSAGE

Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn

Re-Acquainting Ourselves with the Lost Meaning of an Important Word

In this world of iPhones and YouTube, there’s one word that hasn’t been getting the proper attention it deserves. Can you guess what it is? This question should matter to us because we Jews generally care about words. We often pore over them, having been taught to wrestle from them different shades of meaning; to analyze them according to multiple levels of interpretation. It’s thus no coincidence that the Hebrew language treats “word” and “thing” as equals, suggesting that they both possess weight and substance. That is to say -- words matter. This truth is especially apparent now as we approach the High Holy Days, when we’re urged to seek forgiveness not only for things we’ve done but for things we’ve said. The incantation of Kol Nidre on the eve of Yom Kippur is intended to absolve us of unfulfilled vows made and careless words spoken. In this seasonal “accounting of the soul,” we must consider words more carefully because we learn, sometimes with regret, that we can easily gloss over their deeper meanings. Words associated with the upcoming Holy Days have profound meanings that are often lost in translation. For example, “tzedakah” can mean “charity,” though it really means “acting justly.” The word “tefillah” can mean “prayer” though it really points to the “self-examination” of one’s inner life. And the word “teshuvah” can mean “repentance” though, on a deeper level, it suggests a “turning” or “returning” to a truer and more authentic way of life. Returning now to the question as to which word has not been getting the proper attention it deserves, you’ve probably guessed that it’s the word “we.” Think about how much this word’s meaning has been de-valued over the past century or two. At one time, “we” would elicit powerful feelings of kinship, affection, loyalty, pride, solidarity, fellowship. The bonds of familial, tribal, marital and institutional allegiances were all but insoluble. Yet in recent decades, the word “we” has come to apply mostly to the friends and family on our Facebook page, or those with whom we share minutes on our calling plan.

our therapists and social scientists now tell us, but it’s also something our ancestors knew long ago -- that it serves us well to broaden and deepen our understanding of this sorelyneglected word “we.” Because I choose my own words carefully, I want to point out here that broadening our understanding of the word “we” doesn’t simply mean adding more friends and acquaintances to our LinkedIn networks. It means extending a sense of kinship to include those beyond the innermost circles of family and friends. Like water that ripples outward from a pebble thrown into a pond, kinship flows outward in concentric circles to include ethnic, religious, national identities and so on. We might be surprised to discover how far the word “we” really extends. This truth is especially apparent here, at Temple Israel, which is known to be a uniquely diverse and inclusive community. Here the sense of “we” includes young and old, friend and stranger, gay and straight, etc. And because Temple Israel is a spiritual community, it’s a place where we can also cultivate a deeper sense of “we.” The reasons we have come together transcend purely practical considerations such as geographic convenience. There is something that transcends even our historic ties and our ethno-religious identities. Our connection includes a commitment to common ideals, a shared sense of purpose, and a deep level of caring. It’s a connection that far surpasses virtual friendships because it’s real in every sense of the word. It’s a connection that has substance; a connection that truly matters. As we come together to observe this season of “teshuvah” or “returning,” we would do well to return to something we once knew but lost. In our High Holy Day workshop on August 28th, we’ll have the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the themes and traditions of the season. In our Selichot program on August 31st, we’ll have the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the prayers and melodies of the season. And throughout our High Holy Day observances and the New Year of 5774, we’ll have the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with one another, with the Source of Life, and with the lost meaning of the word “we.”

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

A Sage for Our Age

Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Scholar-in-Residence

I first met Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi in the early 1980’s, when he was passing through Miami on his way back from India. I was in the process of developing the Havurah of South Florida. I was told this was someone I had to meet. That’s all I knew about him.

We met in a home in South Miami on a Shabbat morning. We sat to daven around the kitchen table, likely not many more than ten men and women. This was my first experience of orthodox egalitarianism, men and women counting together to make the minyan. I sat next to him. After an exchange of names, he remarked on my tallis, fingering the fabric. “Now,” he said, “this is a tallis to be buried in!” Our relationship has been ever upward from that moment. The tallis I was wearing on that day is the one I’ve worn until recently at Temple Israel. It’s worn out, beyond repair. I’ve retired it, not to be used again until I leave the world. I’m happy to say, I’ve outlived my tallis. I wish it a long retirement. Reb Zalman, as he is generally known to the world, became among my primary teachers, along with Shlomo Carlebach and many of the students of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Zalman would often stay in our home when in Miami. I ventured out to retreats with him, and with B’nai Or / P’nai Or, the organization established around him in the 80’s and 90’s. Zalman now resides in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches at Naropa University. His books indicate a new direction for Jewish experience. Among them is From Aging to Saging, a book he wrote as he approached his elder-hood. Now, well into his ninth decade, he is indeed an elder. A few weeks ago Zalman reached out to his students and friends who were themselves approaching elder-hood, about 20 of us. We were invited to join with him in a conference call, so he might share with us his thoughts and reflections echoing back to him as he sensed himself closer to the end of his life. The conference was audio and video, all of us participating visible to each other. I’ve known most of the participants over the years. Of great personal value was this moment of reconnection, and a profound recognition of the power of our teacher. These students have written a great many books, and established wonderful communities throughout Continued on page 15 4

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PRESIDENTIAL

Perspective

AN EVENTFUL YEAR

I was sitting on the Bimah during Friday night services recently. I had covered my eyes, as has become my custom, during the Shemah, Joan L. Schaeffer and just as I opened them, my eyes President went immediately to a woman who was (modestly) nursing her baby. I looked around, and there were MANY babies, children, and adults singing and praying together. I was so happy that I saw such a diverse community at Temple Israel where clearly all feel comfortable with one another. A very nice thing to see. We are coming close to the High Holy days when we will all be together. We have had a very full year as a Congregation where we have come to learn, pray, and have good times together. We have also supported each other during personally challenging times. All in all, I think we have grown together as a community which has room for everyone. I hesitate to single any individual out as surely I will miss someone. One of the things that stands out for me this year is the many people who have stepped up to lend their support to champion a project of importance to them. I have been touched by the willingness of so many to just pick up the ball and run with it. There are numerous examples of that which I see as critical to moving this congregation forward. And as I have personally attended many community meetings with members of other congregations, it is not unusual for someone to remark how active Temple Israel has become on a daily basis providing meaningful activities to both members and the community at large. Others have noticed! I want to give special acknowledgement to our Cantorial Soloist, Jen Rueben, who has made such a wonderful contribution to our Temple this summer. Her growth as a Cantor and as an individual is inspiring and we wish her the very best as she continues her training. I know we will all miss her as she brought us closer to the Divine through her music. I wish you all a meaningful High Holy Day observance. I look forward to continued growth, friendship, prayer and song for our special community. L’Shanah Tovah TikatevuJoan Schaeffer President


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A MUSICAL INTERLUDE

RACHEL BROOK We are delighted to welcome back Cantorial Soloist Rachel Brook for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. New York-based soprano Rachel Brook enjoys a varied singing career that takes her from the musical theater stage to the synagogue bimah where in all settings, she delights her listeners. Brook earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and her Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College, where she was the recipient of the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Vocal Scholarship. With wide-ranging experience that includes opera, classical recital, musical theater, even stints in Victorian theater and improvisational comedy, Brook is a passionate supporter of Jewish music and composers. She has served in different Cantorial Soloist positions, including guesting at Temple Israel for its 2012 High Holy Day Services and on other occasions. She currently sings with the famed Zamir Chorale, is a member of the Kirtan Rabbi “posse,” is Assistant Conductor of Shir Chadash, and recently collaborated with pianist JJ Penna and mezzo-soprano Robyn Martinez on a concert of Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, and American songs celebrating the diversity of Jewish heritage, past and present.

There was something very comfortable about pulling my High Holiday music off the shelf this year. Our High Holiday services are a beautiful marriage of spoken word and sung word. Careful thought and planning go into matching the mood of the prose with the texts of the songs. Built into that planning is a space for the unexpected, allowing for the reaction of the congregants, and it is at these moments of spontaneity, that our real spiritual and creative work is engaged.

Alan Mason Director of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts

We will have a couple of new voices in the High Holiday professional choir, and the wonderful singing of our cantorial soloist, Rachel Brook, who is returning to Temple Israel for her second year. The Sixth Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8pm. Information will be available at www.jewishconcert.org, and tickets will be available on November 1.

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Special Events and Programs

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TEMPLE ISRAEL BOOK CLUB TO MEET ON: 2nd Monday September 9, 2013 at 12pm The book we have chosen to discuss is: THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYICH by Leo Tolstoy The universal themes which Tolstoy touches upon in this short work are bound to strike recognition and lead to a lively discussion when we get together on September 9. You will find this book generally available in the library. As a novella, other Tolstoy short stories are frequently included in various editions. However, our conversation will focus only on our chosen title. If you cannot find a copy of the book, it can be purchased for $0.99 from both IBooks and Kindle. Bring a bag lunch and/or enjoy coffee and desserts provided. Following the book discussion, you are invited to stay for mah jongg, knitting, sewing, cards or other socializing opportunities. Need more info? Dody Raskin – 305-891-5823

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High Holy Days HIGH HOLY DAY WORKSHOP

we will walk to the bay to perform Tashlich,

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

symbolically casting our sins into the water.

7:00 PM: Led by Rabbis Heyn and Chefitz, this workshop reviews important prayers, rituals and

2ND DAY ROSH HASHANAH

traditions associated with the Days of Awe and

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

offers reflective exercises to heighten your High

10:00 AM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Holy Day experience.

in the Sophie and Nathan Gumenick Chapel

SELICHOT

SHABBAT SHUVAH

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

7:30 PM: Programs

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Oneg

8:30 PM: Dessert Reception 9:00 PM: Study Sessions

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

10:00 PM: Reflective Service in the Sophie and

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

Nathan Gumenick Chapel

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table – Shabbat Shuvah Study

EREV ROSH HASHANAH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

CEMETERY MEMORIAL SERVICES

6:00 PM: Dinner (RSVP required)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

7:30 PM: Rosh Hashanah Evening Service

10:00 AM: Mt. Nebo (Miami) Cemetery, Richter Mausoleum

ROSH HASHANAH

11:30 AM: Lakeside Cemetery, Garden of

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Heroes Mausoleum

9:45 AM: Youth Progamming

12:30 PM: Graceland Cemetery, Gravesite of

10:00 AM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Cantor Jacob Bornstein

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

KOL NIDRE

12:30 PM: President Joan Schaeffer cordially

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

invites you after services to join her for the Rosh

6:00 PM: Dinner (RSVP required)

Hashanah President’s reception in Wolfson

7:30 PM: Kol Nidre Evening Service

Auditorium.

TASHLICH At the conclusion of the President’s Reception,

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2013/5774 schedule

Led by: Rabbi Moshe Thomas Heyn Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Cantorial Soloist Rachel Brook Dr. Alan Mason

YOM KIPPUR

SIMCHAT TORAH

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

9:45 AM: Youth Programming

10:00 AM: Simchat Torah service in the Sophie

10:00 AM: Morning Service

and Nathan Gumenick Chapel followed by a

12:30 PM: AAMEN: Alternative AtOneMent

Study Session in Kaplan Hall.

Experience in the Now Service 2:30 PM: Creative Service

SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION AND CONSECRATION SHABBAT

3:30 PM: Afternoon Service

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

4:30 PM: Yizkor Memorial Service followed by

7:30 PM: Festive Simchat Torah Celebration

Neilah closing service and Sisterhood Break-

and Religious School Consecration Service,

the-Fast (RSVP required)

followed by Oneg.

EREV SUKKOT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

6:00 PM: “Sukkot Under the Stars” includes a

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

1:30 PM: Social Justice Program

dinner and service in the Sukkah, followed by Interactive programs, dessert, wine tasting and Israeli dancing.

SUKKOT SERVICE AND DEDICATION OF NEW PRAYER BOOKS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

7:30 PM: Shabbat Sukkot Service and Dedication of New Prayer Books, with Oneg SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service 11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

SUKKOT YIZKOR SERVICE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

7:00 PM: Sukkot Yizkor Service in Gumenick Chapel

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RECIPROCITY FORMS FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE AWAY FOR THE HOLY DAYS If you are a member in good standing and will be out of town for the High Holy Days, and would like to worship at another URJ synagogue, contact Isabel Montoto at 305-573-5900, ext. 405, or imontoto@templeisrael.net for a reciprocity request by August 30, 2013.

UNAFFILIATED ADMITTANCE CARDS Unaffiliated individuals may purchase up to two admission cards for a $300 contribution each, space permitting. Please contact Isabel Montoto at 305-573-5900, ext. 405, or imontoto@templeisrael.net. This amount will be credited towards membership if you join before December 31, 2013.

HIGH HOLY DAY FOOD DRIVE—DO A MITZVAH Please remember to bring non-perishable groceries to the Temple during the High Holy Days to be donated to Pass-It-On Ministries for those in need.

DO YOU NEED A HEARING ENHANCEMENT DEVICE? There are a limited number of head sets available for the hearing impaired which are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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RSVP FOR HOLY DAY MEALS You are cordially invited to join your Temple Israel Family. Please fill fillout outthe thefollowing followingreservation reservationform formand andenclose enclosepayment payment confirm your Please toto confirm your reservations.Meals Mealsmust mustbe bepaid paidininadvance. advance.RSVP Response is due by Monday, August 25, 2013. reservations. required. Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner (Chicken __ Tilapia __ or Vegetarian __) September 4, 6:00 PM _____Adult Member(s) x $25= $________ _____Adult non-member(s) x $35= $________ _____Children under 12 x $10 = $________ Kol Nidre Dinner (Brisket __ Salmon __ or Vegetarian __) September 13, 6:00 PM _____Adult Member(s) x $25= $________ _____Adult non-member(s) x $35= $________ _____Children under 12 x $10 = $________ Break-The-Fast (Sponsored by TI Sisterhood) September 14, 6:00 PM _____Adult Member(s) x $25= $________ _____Adult non-member(s) x $35= $________ _____Children under 12 x $10 = $________ Money will not be taken at the door. ____Enclosed is my check for the total amount of

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Education and Youth

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS

NOTES FROM THE ECC WE WELCOME OUR NEW ECC DIRECTOR, ZVIA DOVER As we begin a new school year, the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center is delighted to welcome Zvia Dover as the new ECC Director. Until recently, Ms. Dover was Assistant Director of the Preschool Lab at Miami-Dade College (MDC) where she was an adjunct instructor teaching early childhood education. Prior to working at MDC, Ms. Dover was Pedagogical Director of TriBeCa Community School, a progressive constructivist educational preschool in New York City. She is a former mentor teacher and university instructor. Ms. Dover holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Nova Southeastern University and a BFA in graphic design from the University of Miami, with a background in product design and architecture from Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. She also participated in four Study Institutes in Reggio Emilia, Italy, furthering her inquiry in to that educational approach. Ms. Dover published an article related to the Reggio Emilia philosophy in the Journal of Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Exchange. She regularly presents sessions to educators in local and national conferences, and frequently attends professional development opportunities. For more information about the ECC, please contact us at 786-518-2588. Ms. Dover can be reached at: zdover@templeisrael.net.

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Donna Seldes & Deborah Sherman-Gorelick Religious School Directors

We have had a great start to the year and are so thankful to have so many families return to us after such a successful 2012-2013 school year. It has also been just incredible to welcome so many new faces to our fabulous Sunday Program for 2013-2014.

Our Tzedakah Project this year is the Bravery Hearts program (www.braveryhearts.com) which is a non-profit designed to help children with life challenging illnesses to collect special beads to commemorate each procedure or event they must endure throughout hospital treatment. The collection of beads give 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. It is the perfect program that goes hand in hand with our theme of Lev b’Lev this year, which means heart to heart. As always our school is always open and welcomes parents and families to our Tefilah services at 9:30 Sunday mornings. Feel free to stay and learn with your children! Our School Calendar is on the TI website, so make sure to look at it regularly to see what special events and days we have planned! If you have any questions, or would like to help contribute to our Tzedakah project, please do not hesitate to contact either of us. Working together with you to make Religious School a memorable and warm place for all to learn and create community is our primary goal. With many blessings for a great school year, L’Shalom, -Donna Seldes and Deborah Sherman-Gorelick Co-Directors Religious School


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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

This year the NFTY-STR Spring Kallah was held during the weekend of March 15-17.The Spring Kallah is the final convention and main event of the year for 9th - 12th graders in the North American Federation of Temple Youth-Southern Tropical Region. This year, Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida hosted this incredible weekend of Friday night Shabbat, Saturday morning services, informal educational Judaic programing and teen socializing. During this time, I was able to reconnect with old Camp Coleman friends and people I met at the Fall Kallah. In addition, I also made new friends during this weekend. This special Kallah was important because I was able to participate in the board meeting held to discuss changes in the NFTY-STR by-laws. Every president or representative from each youth group sat at a large table and voted to change the rules. We also discussed what our temples had been doing to support NFTY. On Saturday, we met in small groups to listen to local Holocaust survivors speak about their experience. I met a Polish survivor whose entire family except for his twin brother and an older brother perished in concentration camps. On Saturday night a party ,‘Jam for Jenny’, was held at which money raised by each temple youth group was collected for Camp Jenny. On Sunday morning we all watched slides of our weekend together and said good-bye until the next time. Whether you are B’nai Mitzvah or post B’nai Mitzvah or just Jewish, consider joining NFTY and or own youth group TFTY. For more information, call Deborah Sherman at Temple Israel 305-573-5900 or email her at: deborahlsherman@yahoo.com

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ADULT LEARNING

TUESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Tom Heyn Integral Kabbalah

October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 5, 12, 19 and 26

WEDNESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Chefitz

September 11 and 18 October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 November 6, 13, 20 and 27 Closely reading Jonathan Rosen’s Talmud and the Internet and Zalman SchacterShalomi’s translation of Heschel’s Yiddish poetry: Human-God’s Ineffable Name.

This beautiful window, depicting the holiday of Sukkot, was generously donated by THE RUSKIN FAMILY.

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SISTERHOOD CORNER

Brandy Primak Susie Goldberg Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Sisterhood sends holiday packages to children of Temple members who are away from home attending college. In order to complete our list, please provide by E-Mail the child’s name and college address ASAP to: sisterhoodtempleisrael@yahoo.com

DOROTHY SEROTTA

Social Justice Forum

Gary Brown

WHY OUR RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE IS A MORAL ISSUE

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE North America. Beyond the reconnection was the message from our teacher. If I can distill it, it reads like this. “Take care not to be resentful of faculties lost, rather rejoice in faculties remaining. When, you need assistance from others to manage the activities of daily living, accept that assistance gratefully. You have reached the stage of your life when you become more of a receiver than a giver. This is not an easy transition for those who have lived their lives giving. But allowing others to give, and receiving with a blessing, is also a mitzvah.” There was more, but that was my immeditate take-away. As for the rest, as usual after each of my conversations with Zalman, I’ll have to digest that nourishment for quite some time.

The Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum will be addressing the urgent question of “why our response to gun violence is a moral issue” at the Yom Kippur Social Justice Hour. Guest speakers Hon. Cindy Lerner, mayor of Pinecrest, and Mr. Ivan Abrams, Esq., former prosecutor, will speak about what can be done to reduce gun violence in our community. The pressing issues of assault weapons bans, background checks for the purchase of weapons, and gun trafficking, will be among the issues discussed. Congregants will find out how they can participate in efforts to make our community a safer place. Please join us so that this important and thought-provoking discussion can generate an action provoking commitment to Tikkun Olam among our congregants. Fall 2013/AV 5773-Cheschvan 5774 Volume 72 Number 1

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Fall Schedule SEPTEMBER 6 10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Service in the Sophie and Nathan Gumenick Chapel 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

SEPTEMBER 13 7:30 pm Kol Nidre Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary

SEPTEMBER 20 5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat

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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.

6:30 pm Service of the Heart in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary 7:30 pm Shabbat Sukkot Service and Dedication of New Prayer Books in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

SEPTEMBER 27

7:30 pm Festive Simchat Torah Celebration and Religious School Consecration Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

OCTOBER 4 5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

OCTOBER 11 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

OCTOBER 18 6:30 pm Religious School Shabbat Service with Pre-K to 2nd Graders 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

OCTOBER 25 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat 18

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This beautiful window, depicting the holiday of Yom Kippur was generously donated by THE OROVITZ

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NOVEMBER 1 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

NOVEMBER 8 7:30 pm Shabbat Service with the Temple Israel Singers in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

NOVEMBER 15 6:30 pm Service of the Heart in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

JOIN US 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.

NOVEMBER 22 7:30 pm Religious School Shabbat Service with 3rd and 4th Graders in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

JOIN US:

NOVEMBER 29 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

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.

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Life Cycle Events

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MAZEL TOV TO

Julian Enriquez will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on November 2nd, 2013. He is the son of Suzanne Sponder, former Vice President of Education at Temple Israel. Julian has a 15 year old sister, Masha whom he considers to be one of his best friends! Julian is a 7th grade student at Ada Merritt K-8 Center. His passion is soccer and his favorite team is Chelsea FC! He plays striker on the Miami Shores Soccer Club U-13 team as well as for his schools travel team. He also enjoys taking care of his pet Freddie, a bearded dragon, listening to music, playing Fifa and hanging out with his buddies. Julian has attended the Religious School of Temple Israel since he was three years old and has been preparing diligently for his Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Heyn. As his mitzvah project Julian has chosen to donate a portion of his Bar Mitzvah gifts to the Fugees Family, a non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war through soccer (http://www.fugeesfamily.org/index.htm). Fall 2013/AV 5773-Cheschvan 5774 Volume 72 Number 1

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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.

September Anniversaries

August Anniversaries 1

Norma and Michael Orovitz

1

Natividad Soto and Howard Goldstein

7

Alison and Lance Harke

2

Philip and Cynthia Greenberg

8

Nancy and Neil Schaffel

4

Sidney and Judith Price

8

Barbara and Alan Bisno

11

Heather and David Sherman

5

Suzanne Pallot and Larry Major

11

Michael and Barbara Weintraub

5

Leonard and Amy Stolar

11

Joan Bornstein and Ben Giller

6

Budd and Nanette Mayer

12

Joni and Stanley Tate

11

Jay and Carmen Leonard

14

Lauren and Dore Louis

12

Javier and Patricia Berezdivin

15

Ellen and Howard Rock

17

Lois and Howard Rukeyser

12

Jerry and Arlene Sokolow

17

Arlene and Laurans Mendelson

18

Susan and David Galler

18

Angela and Barton Sacher

30

Susan Scholz-Rubin and Melvin Rubin

18

Lisa Mann and John Timinsky

20

LeAnn and Michael Sagmeister

20

Lawrence and Yuki Denmark

21

Valeria and Efram Abrams

22

Donald and Naomi Smith

Morty and Joy Fried

20

October Anniversaries Michael and Linda Lapat

10

Oliver and Jennifer Pfeffer

11

23

Doris Galindo and Brian Hirsch

13

Mark and Phyllis Wickman

24

Bernard Silver and Susan Werth

18

Tim and Virginia Brown

26

Doug and Jane Jacobs

30

Benji Waxman and Gwen Wurm

23

Rebeca and Ronald Newman

30

Ken and Dody Raskin

26

Vivian and Avi Tuchman

31

Gloria and Ronald Pallot

29

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November Anniversaries Tom Weinkle and Michaala Speijers

1

Mark Goldberg and David Rigg

6

Nathan and Janice Lee

8

Ellie and Norman Browner

12

Sandra and Julian Goldstein

19

On behalf of Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees, Rabbis, and Administration we extend our condolences to the entire inmediate and extended family and friends of:

Maia Aron and Alexander Bokor

20

ARLINE KENT STEWART

Linda Datko and Larry Leitner

22

Carla and Enrique Neufeld

23

Jane Gilbert and Doug Heller

24

SIDNEY BARBANEL Father of Temple Past President Marsha Elser (Larry Smith)

Marc and Kiki Ellenby

24

JANETH SERBIN

Norman and Barbara Block

24

Deborah Sherman-Gorelick and Adam Gorelick

25

Cindy and Jon Gold

25

Robert Glazier and Alan Mason

25

ERWIN HARRIS Husband of Therese Harris. Father of Jayne Harris Abess (Leonard), Michael and Jack Harris. Grandfather of Ashley, Matthew and Brett Abes

Gail and Marlin Lewis

28

RITA HYMAN BUKSTEL

Barbara and Ernest Wallis

29

ISABEL DAVIDSON Mother of Temple Past President Candace (Lloyd) Ruskin

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

MAX GERSHANIK Son of Richard and Maria Gershanik

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

FLORENCE GRAM Aunt of Beverly Morshenson

RENEE ADWAR

DR. ERNEST HALPRYN Husband of Diane Halpryn

CELINE AND OLIVIER AMIEL ROBERT ARONS JEANNIE DEQUINE NANCY FELDMAN STEPHANIA GRECO AND DAVID FERNANDEZ SKEETER KING AND MELVYN FRUMKES MIA AND BOBBY GLICK HELENE GOOD AND IRENAIDA DIAZ DANIELLE GOODMAN ANA ENAMORADO AND NEIL GOODMAN EVANGELINA AGUIRRE AND MAXIM GRAUS TERE HORNSTEIN MARIANNA LOPEZ AND JUSTIN IRIZARRY DEBORAH KORB MICHAEL MAIZNER ROBERTA MANDEL LUBOV MARSHALKIN MICHELLE AND HERBERT ROSENFELD STEPHANIE SAWCHUK AND STEVE TURK NORA AND TED WEINREICH

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.

DR. ROBERT GRAYSON

FLORENCE KANDINER Aunt of President Joan Schaeffer PHILIP KLEIN Father of Melissa Goldberg DR. GERARD KAISER Husband of Joyce Kaiser JEAN KUEHNE Mother of Temple Past President Ben Kuehne (Lynn Kislak) MARSHALL STEIN Husband of Arlene Stein DAVID ALAN TRUSHIN Son of Barbara Wallis and step-son of Ernie Wallis, Brother of Brad (Suzanne) Trushin and uncle of Tyler and Lauren Trushin DR. FRED WITKOFF Husband of Vivian Witkoff. Father of Jesse, Shari and Maury Witkoff Fall 2013/AV 5773-Cheschvan 5774 Volume 72 Number 1

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August Birthdays Lawrence King

1

Douglas Heller

8

Janice Rauzin

22

Michael Pearlman

1

Elle Pollack

8

Wendy Saltzburg

22

Marilyn Sobel

1

Marilyn Csete

10

Shiloh Sarbey

23

Roger Arsham

2

Robert Waterstone

10

Melissa Goldberg

24

Lesley Gold

2

Maria Gershanik

11

Andrew Gottlieb

24

Frances Siegel

2

Betsy Kaplan

12

Marcia Kanner

24

Andrew Bellinson

3

Annabelle Pfeffer

12

Suki Nelson

24

Alexandra Goldstein

3

Donald Smith

12

Margot Winick

24

Perry Levin

3

Dorothy Raskin

13

Kiki Ellenby

25

Gladys Cowen

4

Ronald Gelles

15

Elly du Pre

26

Sully Del Posso

4

Bernice Greenberg

15

Michael Orovitz

26

Ilan Spector

4

Spencer Saltzburg

15

Mark Goldberg

28

Kandy Kramer

5

Milton Siegel

16

Merri Mann

28

Linda Lapat

5

Fiona Fra

17

Penny Steiner

29

Mark Teitelbaum

6

Sonya Greenfield

17

David Galler

30

Michael Silver

7

Esta Ress

17

Beth Tavlin

30

Ernest Wallis

7

Matthew Fried

19

Frank Futernick

31

Brett Abess

8

Ella Gelvan

20

Audrey Manne

31

Terry Blechman

8

Sherwin Goldman

20

Lloyd Ruskin

31

Martin Fine

8

Justin Irizarry

22

September Birthdays Roger Bernstein

1

Julian Enriquez

12

Elle Futernick

22

Alicia Cassan

2

Oscar Musibay

12

Linda Datko

23

Sarah Engel

2

Barbara Block

14

Lois Helen Mondres

24

Paul Goldman

3

Teresa Hornstein

14

Candace Ruskin

24

Larry Halpern

3

Daniella Levine

14

Suzanne Sponder

24

Ellen Kaplowitz

3

Pat Fine

16

Ian Reiss

25

Janice Sussman

4

Arthur Marcus

16

Alicia Hadida Hassan

26

Randi Trazenfeld

4

Megan Tate

17

Mary Prados

26

Tyler Trushin

4

Jeffrey Postal

18

Jeffrey Snyder

26

Stuart Kester

5

John Kanter

19

Rachel Fried

27

Robert Miller

5

Pauline Winick

19

Warren Trazenfeld

27

Gwen Wurm

5

Abigail Auslander

20

Spencer Bartram

28

Vickie Schulman

6

Alexis Berkowitz

20

Alan Bisno

28

Sherrie Garfield

7

Robert Glazier

20

Isabelle Csete

28

Brian Gerber

7

Ric Katz

20

Larry Sarbey

28

Diego Linares

7

Mateo Schehtman

20

Molly Galler

29

Lewis Ress

7

Peter Wechsler

20

Carla Neufeld

29

Sophia Snyder

7

Levi Ellenby

21

Laurie Kahn

30

Richard Ashenoff

9

Lois Rukeyser

21

John David Rigg

30

Leslie Coller

9

Linda Siegel

21

Robert Simons

30

Steve Dloogoff

22

Ellen Kahn

22

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October Birthdays Renee Gans

1

Kenneth Collins

13

Jerry Engel

25

Brian Giraldez

1

Bradley Trushin

14

Judith Landy

25

Susan Gladstone

2

Levi Gans

15

Dylan Trazenfeld

25

Evan Orth

2

Cynthia Greenberg

15

Herbert Kaplowitz

26

Joshua Spector

3

Harriett Bulbin

16

Nikolas Futernick

27

Michael Tarkoff

3

Diane Halpryn

16

Leonard Klein

27

Marilyn Cromer

4

Jerry Chasen

17

Emma Galler

28

Roberta Mandel

5

Joann Bass

18

Albert Kahn

28

Helen Cowen

7

Natalie Snyder

18

Marlin Lewis

28

M. Thomas Heyn

7

Thelma Altshuler

19

Eric Lichtman

28

David Margulies

7

Remy Cross

19

Ari Mairena

28

Jeanne Farcus

8

Ben Giller

19

Jacqueline Hertz

29

Nathan Silimon

8

Stacey Gumenick

19

Bernard Mayer

29

Norman Silimon

8

Lillenor Iven

19

Steve Rothaus

29

Brett Firestone

9

Daniel Rock

19

Lilou Amiel

30

Lynn Kislak

9

Florence Weiner

20

Michelle Bassett

30

Leonard Stolar

9

Charles Simon

21

Sara Epstein

30

Lauren Trushin

10

David Rock

22

Shirley Keys

30

Mark Walker

10

Elizabeth Weingrad

22

John Richard

30

Erik Harke

11

Allen Fuller

23

Marc Kahn

31

Doree Press

11

Alexander Futernick

23

Stella Zaias

11

Iris Roth

23

November Birthdays Steven Becker

1

Michael Sagmeister

11

Annette Eisenberg

22

Abraham Tuchman

1

Tim McClennen

12

I. Richard Jacobs

22

Daniel Richter

2

Hannah Waxman

12

Noah Orth

23

Leif Stepakoff

2

Jeremy Waxman

12

Jennifer Bellinson

24

Carole Green

3

Jessica Cohen

13

Stuart Kaplan

25

Roz Smith

3

Lauren Louis

13

Jennifer Pfeffer

25

Elizabeth Fenjves

4

David Press

14

Laura Steckler

25

Brandy Primak

4

Romy Gerber

15

Marc Csete

26

Michael Margulies

5

Alison Harke

15

Sandra Goldstein

26

Ruth Silimon

5

Arleyrose Betteridge

17

Adam Gorelick

26

Adam Denmark

7

Ruth Greenfield

17

Patricia Papper

26

Jill Liebman

7

Janine Ricci

17

Jamie Engel

28

Natividad Soto

7

Esta Friedman

18

Jessica Engel

28

Vivian Tuchman

7

Amy Stolar

18

Joan Getz

28

Robert Cava

9

Marcella Werblow

18

Susan Graubert

28

Marvin Levinson

9

Lois Dolgoff

19

Ellen Trazenfeld

28

Mark Wickman

9

Alice Goldhagen

20

Denise Glinn

29

Kennedy Glinn

10

Neil Schaffel

20

Leo Kaplowitz

29

Maury Udell

10

Elizabeth Schwartz

20

Ivonne Linares

29

Efram Abrams

11

Asher Spector

20

Susan Werth

29

Pearl Finkelstein

11

Jose Hadida Hassan

21

Isis Gottlieb

30

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YAHRZEITS Kaddish

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.

AUGUST 2: David Achsen Chantal Berman Elaine Pels Boas Helen Bossak Harry Botwick Harry Burstein Fanny Cohen Laura Feirstein Augusta Fleischman Siegfried Frank Ruby Kahn Irving Kuperberg Hattie Mechlouitz Freda Miller Nathan Mittelman Ray Pels Joe Pivacco Alvin Sandler Arthur Stillman Morris Ukelson Joseph Wien AUGUST 9: Rose Arenson Helen Broidy Armin Brown Moses Edlavitch Louis Escol Ethel S. Gerson Max Hoffman Celia Landis Herman Lefkowitz, Jr. Ethel Levingston Sam Luby, Sr. David Riegel Rose Ross Simon Schwartz Marvin Segal Millicent Tenenbom Reloris Wickman Joseph Garfield Stuart Gordon Dora Lieblich Sidney Redell Frank Williamson Fred Wimmer Alvin Cassel Michael Goodman Michael Landwirth Charles Rapaport Harvey Salomon Henry Saltman Alfred Simon David Bornstein Barbara Fisher Anna Hegt Samuel Kanner Goldie Levine Evelyn Lowenstein Inez Sacher Martin Sacher Rose Schlesinger Katalin Weiler Lawrence Wirtschafter Ida Bender

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Betty Grossman Morris Hirsch Hattie Newman Rose Riesner Arnold Seeder AUGUST 16: Samuel Fauer Esther Herman Mitchell Kaplan Edward Rydell Jean Eisenberg Jerome B. Jackson Matilda Levien Joseph Mondres Gene Olsen Harry Raskin Jerome Schwartz Sophie Schonwald Lois Beinhorn Isaac Dreyfuss Natan Levy Jerome E. Freehling Martha Halpryn Ida Hutzler Shirley Kaufmann Ralph Neufeld David Riff Emma Goldman Morris Graff David R. Hochberg Harry Markowitz Alexander Mendelson Harold Thurman Belle Kohen Edna Lansburgh Harry Lewis Dolores Burnstine Mario Colins Samuel Silverstein Louis Ullian Nancy Williams AUGUST 23: Frieda Baron Sara Czech David Gerstein Reuben Greenberg Morris Meidenberg Mildred Mendelson Irma Papai Charles Robbins Alihu Klein Ralph Klompus Solomon Papper Mollie Ruskin Barbara Schlosberg Bertha Wolfe Irwin Green Ruth Quartin Joseph Regal Sam Resnick Gregory Walder Sarah Wilder Theresa Cohen Irwin Green

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Evelyn Malmud Joseph Max Herman Lillian Schaffel Sigmund Behrend Ida Cantor Jerome Granger Myrna Jackson Louis Smith Irene Adler Evelyn Behrman Jerome Gross Ruth Orovitz Miriam Solomon AUGUST 30: Sylvia Farber Blanche Mendelson Jacob Ross Esther Blumberg Reba Hoffman Abraham Lovitz Jay Lurie Maurice Cromer Sol L. Elkins Sophie Gold Alfred Lev John Meyer Herman Pollock Dora Quartin Daniel Schub Rose Spitzer Irvin Weinstein Lawrence Freed Nathan Greenberg Day Apte Dora Bass Frances Delott Sophie Dubbin Rose Goldman Alan Heilig Bertha M. Holtsberg Loretta Kulback Anna Lipoff Jeanette Shnaeder Babette Ackerman Robert Bass Mark Max Goldye Nadler Irene Roth Isadore Salle Jennie Seiden Rebecca Smith Florence Frankenstein Harold Landfield Max Lieblich SEPTEMBER 6: Sarah Gardner Isaac Gordon Esther Hirschberg Rose Kronenthal Malvine Lavine Joel Manheimer Murray Morshenson Carol Price Fannie Sogg

Robert Zemsky Philip Bauer Eugenia Bloom Jeanette Polak Max Stevens Herman Corrsin Sylvia Dubbin Sol Levy Sidney Reigel Bernice Adler Sol Adler Etta Cohn Aaron Gordon Morton Grant Susan Gumbiner Solomon Kandel Jeanette Metzger Samuel Dreyfuss Eleanor Feuer Bella Hoffman Ella Shaff Hoffman Samuel Kauffman Ida Landfield Joe Pearlman Nathan Silverman Sarah Smith Morris Tomar Louis Arenson Ethel Cohen Harriet Eppstein Ramon Fisch Seymour Franklin Sara Stevens Leonard Coleman SEPTEMBER 13: Irving Feldman I. Golden Annette Ranson Albert Swartz Martin Gold Ida Kadis Heilig A. Melniker Edith Waxenberg Esther Weinkle Saul Yuran Joseph Coleman Harry Danziger Harry Goldman Etta Gray Joseph Grosbard Abraham Kaplan Sr. Judith Roffman Rose Schwartz Rita Silver Roberta Stolar Frieda Goldberger David Nabat Rhena Simons Harold Tobin Carl Weinkle Carl Weinkle Anna Breidt Anna Breidt Adolph Cohen Ernestine Estreicher

Molllie Hecker Joseph Stelzer Leonard Vanwye Sol Weinberg Edward Zahler Lillian Friedman J. Palley Ethel Sprintz Sadie Weinberg Sylvia Adler Stella Beyer Leon Blatt Pauline Syna Harry Lieberwitz SEPTEMBER 20: Georg Metzger Rachel Sprintz Maurice Dickler Louise Grossman Bernard Kantrowitz Harry Levitetz Phyllis Roskin Samuel Blattner Samuel Ginsburg Morris Green Julius Levine Masha Palley Arthur Schaffel Sylvia Sprintz Rose Winard Charles Greenfield Irving Quartin Gertrude Rifkin Stanley Union Morris Williamson Selma Faust Rose Feterson Max Goldweber Edward Greenwood Arlene Huysman Dr. Emil Mark Isberg Esther Goldstein David Rice Michael Ross Morris Eisenberg Sigmund Elterman Rebecca Ferber Lillian Greenfield Charles Narrow Charles Schlossman Rose Webber SEPTEMBER 27: Leo Ackerman R. Apte Clara Bauer Ida Cohen Jennie Frnklin Selma Gerrish Edward Gottehrer Hal R. Hornstein Mina Schattman Kate Yubas Shirley Brod David Abel

William Brenner Annie Cohn Harry Fishman Rena E. Goodman Sylvia Kanter Inzelbuch Howard May Anna Rubin Murray Scher Gene Williams Max Barish Samuel Cannon Fay Fegelman Adele Bromberg Hellman Ferdinand J. Hoffman Judy Stuzin Jacobson Hermina Klein Nancy Rosen Evelyn Saltman Elsie Stein Ann Weinstein Herman Bauer Harry Fertel Hyman Frankenthal Benjamin Koven Eugene Markovitz Grete Metzger Benjamin Tullin Estelle Vandergriff B. Wagner Edward Arnold Bernard Fuller Henry H. Hyman Lena Raphael Sophia Goodman Seymour Graff Ida Seikovsky Max Shapiro OCTOBER 4: Alfred Brenner Bernard Chariff Rose Farber Louis Kerness Jack Levkoff Harry Schoninger Richard Sevel Harry Siegel Selma Witt Marcy Chariff Sonia Eidelman Ida Kaufman Linda Raff Ruth Rosenblum Hermine Schonthal Lary Solloway Herman Swotes Art Whiteman Leo Frankfurt Boots Gettleman Ida Lieberman Lucille Mayper Samuel Mendelson Jacob Sonderling Isaac Wolkowsky Nathan Blumenthal Janette Fertel

*Names listed denote deceased whose plaque is in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary.


Nell Palley Isidor Goldstein Helen Narrow Rosa Kaplan Viola Mooney Harry Simonhoff Jerome Bauer Stanley Feldman Sadie Fritz Alice Lowe George Margulies Joan (Joanie) Miller Mae Pos Joseph Siegel Adolph Wertheimer

Jenny Metzger Leo Gelvan Jacob Goldstein Mildred Horwitz Anna Lisker Phyllis Samet Estelle Cromer Leah Kohn Deborah Rosen Morris Weinstein Morris Winston Joyce Adler Sidney Bernbaum Jean Lansburgh Louis Rapport Arnold Rosen Lewis Serbin Milton Siegel Shirley Gorfine Mitzi Greenhouse Helen London Harry Nevins

OCTOBER 11: Rosa Bloomston Anna Engler Frances Lewy Rae Tullin Joseph Williamson John Blunker Melvin Goldstrom OCTOBER 25: Barbara Meyer Leo E. Elliott David Meyer Lillian Goldhoff James Meyer David Golding Joseph Paper Sidney Olson Herbert Simon Diana Bronston Ettie Stone George Ellenstein Roy Syna Herbert Feibelman William Abel Harry Kanner Abe Egherman George Kohn Louis Feirstein Samuel Leschel Samuel Fleischer Ida Levenson Rose Fleming Jack Rudolph Lyra Haber Anna Schub Tessa Bermont H. Denny Schweiger Lyla Ellenstein Lee Shapiro Bernard Goodman Sarah Zwiebel Anne Kronson William Gottlieb Celia Applebaum David Levitt Myron Cowen Samuel Lipton Daniel Goldberger Harry Russin Rebeka Goldweber Samuel Danker Dan Ruskin Samuel Rosthal Louisa Schnurer Hannah Samuels Bertha Silverman Sophie Smith Anna Stuzin Eunice Sweyd Gertrude Kofka Joseph Mary Waxenberg Hannah Lubschutz Jacob Bornstein Clara Wilkin Irving Feinberg Louis Wolfson II Dr. Elliot A. Hayden Pauline Levenson Maxine R. Jacobs Laz Levkoff Lillian Kahn Marian Leyton Lucille Nefsky Irving Press Samuel Rabin Adolph Spitzer Getzel Zilber Herbert Werth Charles Clasen Morris C. Hodes OCTOBER 18: Abraham Kuperberg Abraham Gildred Hannah Young Grace Narotsky Samuel Aronovitz Harry Polasky Louis Cantor Alyce Brody Louis Cantor Kirvin Shafton Joseph Glassman Faye Wilpon Benjamin Kohl Arthur Bass Harry Weinberg Jacob Fuchs Alfred Goldsmith NOVEMBER 1: Dorothy Kerness Abraham Brown Josef Metzger Robert J. Jacobson

Samuel Manne David Pasternack Philip Eisenberg Arthur M. Kahn Bertha Lach Solomon Lewis Lillian Linden Moses Marks Hilda Reiss Pearl Trost Samuel Wolk Josephine Adler Arthur Baida Al Gluck Abraham Lomaskin Fred Schonwald Isaac Shane Helen Apte Ruth Bloom Lillian Gartman Betty Goldstein Doris Hazen Jerome Kimball Kate Pollak Jacob Sher Louis Snetman Rose Sontag Sadie Gildred Myrtille Meyer Harry Nathenson Julius Schneider Ida Seff Harold Cohen Miriam Grant Lee C. Josephs Bernard S. Kahn Sophie Levkoff Ruby Levkoff Frank Shapiro Philip Silverman Eva Smith Dora Behrman Edward Broidy Saul Edelman Isaac Lubschutz Augusta Lyons

Michael Epstein

in honor of his birthday and the birthday of Phyllis Littman

Liz Schwartz and Lydia Martin in honor of their wedding

in honor of the Caring Committee and Jen Rueben

NOVEMBER 15: Millie Aronovitz Samuel Basker Daisy Gale Manuel Levin Howard Novell M. E. Polson Louise Smith Leon Lichtenstetter Harry Orlin Mollie Schimmel Shepard Simpson Rose Bernstein Adolph Greenfield Hannah Gusman Robert Kaufman Lena Meyer Lauren Roesing Harlan Sapero Fannie Birkhahn Israel Gitelman Herbert C. Hodes Carol Blumberg Ernest Lieberman Louis Seiden Anne Stein Albert Sugarman Freyda Zilber Maurice Corenblum Irene Margulies Leonard Beldner Frances Fuchs Laura Keys Sam Lavine Zigo Smilow Joseph Winard

NOVEMBER 8: Khana Beyder Samuel J. Jaffa Blanche Sands Carrie Bauer Sarah Cohen Grace Goldstein Sidney Raffel David Berns David Brown Adele Chauser Sam Kaplan Anita Schaeffer Joseph Scheid Chaim Stern Malcolm Ulman Morris Jacoby David Lyons Helen Trust Simon Bloom Moses Blumberg Evelyn Denmark David Fleeman Lt. William E. Jacoby Yetta Mihalovits

ONEGS

Vickie Schulman

Bernard S. Shapiro Herbert Tenenbom Miriam Lefcourt Joe Levingston Arthur Robbins Miriam Rosen

NOVEMBER 22: Morris Adler Hilda Barbanel Saul Chaykin Bernard Cronin Clemen Ehrlich Leonard Lewy N. Raff S. Schwartz Samuel Schwartz Andrew Blass Marilyn Coller Adolph Engel Irene Enjel Robert Bruce Levin Stewart Marcus Herbert Theobald Carrie Aronovitz Pearl Brawer Murray Grossman Shirley Isenberg Louis Lisker Alfred Maas Harry May Sie Mendelson Joseph Seikovsky Archie Brick Boris Francis

Sylvia K. Gross William Grushow Isadore Pine Isaac Feirstein Louis Hausman Helene Narot Mollie Press Frances Rosenzweig Henry Streisfeld Henrietta Caine Wilfred Cohen Adele Eichengreen Harry Elson Samantha Faine Henrietta Golden Mina Kaplan George Katz Arthur Pos Maynard Ross NOVEMBER 29: Rebecca Behrend Helen Goldweber Jay Lansburgh Lillian Mirrop Joseph Quartin Alvin Walder Esther Eckstein Sanford Levkoff Bert Riesner Aaron Tractenberg Myrtle Troub Benjamin Turchin Henrietta Arnold Joseph Camner Marilyn Ellis Richard Katz Charles Lerner Beverly A. Lundy Bertram Raff Ruth Raskin Florence Cooper Meyer Fine Helen Harrris Harry Levenson Morris Rosenblum Michael Shores Pauline Spector Frieda Block Morris J. Heilig Michael Matson Rose Feirstein Arthur Friedman Hylda Goldsmith Jacob Greenberg Harry Harrison Henry Press Hilda Ray Harry Rose Joseph Steinberg Sherwyn Syna Max Holtsberg Ruth Klein Maurice Simmons Hannah Sonneborn

Supporters ..................................... 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.

FLOWERS Marcella Werblow in memory of her sister, Bertha Ungar Abess, and their two loving grandmothers Frank Kabak in memory of his beloved wife, Dina, and Dina’s entire family Martin and Pat Fine in memory of Arthur England Donna Seldes in memory of her mother, Esther Seldes Flowers by Ricky Paskow in memory of Arthur Schindel Peter and Kerrin Bermont in memory of William Bermont Rabbi Larry Halpern in memory of his mother, Frances Halpern Donna Seldes in memory of her mother, Esther Seldes Annette Eisenberg in memory of her husband, Morris Susan Gladstone in honor of her birthday Suzie Sponder in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Julian Enriquez Joan Schaeffer in memory of Anita Schaeffer

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......................................................................................................................................................................................... CANTOR JACOB G. BORNSTEIN AND DAVID SAMUEL BORNSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR JEWISH CAMPING OR YOUTH STUDY IN ISRAEL Joan Bornstein and Ben Giller in memory of Gertrude R. Levine Joan Bornstein and Ben Giller in memory of Isabel Davidson Joan Bornstein and Ben Giller in memory of Philip Bornstein and Louise Zimmerman Marilyn Greenbaum in memory of Isabel Davidson THE CHARLES HELD FUND TO FEED THE HUNGRY Annette Eisenberg in honor of Ken Raskin’s 100th birthday Lois Mondres donation Marcella Werblow in memory of Maurice Orovitz Paul and Bernice Goldman in memory of Ida Goldman Paul Goldman In memory of Ida Goldman DENMARK LIBRARY Estelle E. and Stewart L. Kohn in memory of Samuel Kauffman Ethel and Al Solomon in memory of Nathan Heller DOROTHY SEROTTA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM Maurice Serotta in memory of Max Serotta THE JONI AND STANLEY TATE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Joni and Stanley Tate in honor of Joan Bornstein’s being awarded the Or Zarua Award Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Albert Sonenreich Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of David May Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Dr. Fred Witkoff Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Dr. Samuel Shattan Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Erwin Harris Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Isabel Davidson Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Janeth Serbin Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Jean Kuehne Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Kyan Quintana Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Marlin “Lina” Lewis Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Murray Candib Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Rita Bukstel Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Robert Turchin Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Rose Hirt Pitterman Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Rose Hirt Pitterman Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Selma “Bunny” Slessinger Fuchs Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Sidney Barbanel Peter and Kerrin Bermont in memory of Ronni Bermont FLOWER FUND David Fernandez In honor of his birthday Jean Sara M. Lewis & Elisah B. Lewis in memory of Jacob Mechlouitz Jean Sara M. Lewis and Elisah B. Lewis in memory of Jacob Mechlouitz Judith Landy in memory of Isabelle Landy Shirley Spear in memory of William and Alfred Spear, Helen Starr and Eva Shapiro Annette Eisenberg in honor of Jack Schillinger’s birthday Chantal Scheinberg, MD in memory of Dr. Peritz Scheinberg Diane Lindner in honor of her birthday Donna Seldes in memory of Esther Seldes Frank Kabak in memory of Dina Kabak and Family Jean Sara M. Lewis, Elisah B. Lewis in memory of Jacob Mechlouitz Marcella Ungar Werblow in memory of Bertha Ungar Abess and two loving grandmothers Marcella Werblow in memory of Leonard S. Abess and Marcella Ungar Mark Goldberg and David Rigg in memory of Florence Goldberg Ricky Paskow in memory of Arthur Schindel Shirley Feidelman and Family in memory of Elliot Feinberg Shirley Landwirth in memory of Mollie Landwirth B.B. AND GRACE GOLDSTEIN MUSIC FUND Robert Glazier in honor of Alan Mason Ruth W. Greenfield in memory of Dr. Fred Witkoff Robert Glazier in honor of Alan Mason THE LEARNING PROJECT Richard Bermont in memory of Ronni Bermont MARJORIE SCHILLINGER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jack Schillinger in memory of Harry Schillinger MEMORIAL FUND Ken Swartz, Esq in memory of Jean Kuehne Allen and Susan Fuller in memory of Ruth Fuller Arlene and Marshall Stein in memory of Jack Lavine Arthur Marcus in memory of Jessie Pless Marcus

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Audrey and Leon Manne in memory of Isabel Davidson Audrey and Leon Manne in memory of Leo Rubenstein Ben Kuehne and Lynn Kislak in memory of F. Benedict Kuehne Ben Kuehne and Lynn Kislak in memory of Cordula Ganley Bob Waterstone in memory of Herman Waterstone Brandy and Larry Primak in memory of Eve Golin Bunny Greenberg in memory of Louis Kandel Carole and Arthur Green in memory of Irwin Green Carole L. Gerstein in memory of Esta Levinson Celine and Gerald Berman in memory of Abraham Elmaleh Celine and Gerald Berman in memory of Chantal Berman Chuck, Nanette and Dave Ruffner in memory of Edith Ruffner Daniel Markson in memory of Eva Hurvitt Daniel Markson in memory of Jack Hurvitt David and Doree Press in memory of Joe Berman David and Doree Press in memory of Rose Gotlieb Diane King in memory of Al Nesor Don and Wendy Saltzburg in memory of Martin Fleming and Samuel Horowitz Donald and Wendy Saltzburg in memory of Justin Maeder, Victor Fleming, and Sylvia Fleming Doris Axinn in memory of Armin Brown Doris J. Rudnick in memory of Manuel and Marion J. Joseloff, and Joseph H. Rudnick Dr. Alan and Sue Rapperport and family in memory of Rose Rapperport and Ann Heimovics Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Halpryn in memory of Adeline Levenson Dr. Frederic Friedman in memory of Morris and Elizabeth Gettleman and Frances and Max Rosenzweig Edythe and Elton Kerness in memory of Isabel Davidson Elise Greenberg in memory of Jewel Greenberg Ella Gelvan in memory of Fred Witkoff Ella Gelvan in memory of Jean Kuehne Ellen (Melvin) Brazer in memory of Esther Glicken Enrique Mesri and Family in memory of Frida Schlaien Ethel and Al Solomon in memory of Ruth Goldweber and Ernest Solomon Ethel and Alfred Solomon in memory of Miriam Solomon Ethel and Alfred Solomon in memory of Sara Slaughter Felicia O. Deutch in memory of Ruth Orovitz Frances Aronovitz in memory of Arline Aronovitz Kent Stewart Gail and Marlin Lewis in memory of Fred Witkoff Gary and Niety Gerson in memory of Erwin Harris Georgie Angones in memory of Ruth Stuzin Gladys Cowen in memory of Martha Lavigne Gladys Lavigne Cowen in memory of Donald Lavigne Gloria and Morton Goudiss in memory of Max Bronstein Isabel Montoto in memory of Fred Witkoff Jacqueline and Bunny Greenberg in memory of Ephraim Kandel Jacqueline S. Hochberg in memory of Isabel Davidson Jennifer and Oliver Pfeffer in memory of Paul Kapelow Jerry, Julie, Scott, Hilary and Gregg Moskowitz in memory of Meyer Moskowitz Jo Ann Bass in memory of Robert Bass Joan Getz and Family in memory of Samuel Getzug Joan Schaeffer in memory of Elsie Schaeffer and Jack Schaeffer Joyce Kaiser in memory of Charles Steinhauser Judith and Leonard Linton in memory of Marion Suiter Judith Landy in memory of Marshall Landy Julie and Jerome Moskowitz in memory of Millicent Tennenbom Larry Major and Suzanne Pallot Major in memory of David Major and Maurice Cromer Lawrence Major in memory of Bernard Major Len Grossman in memory of Elaine Grossman Len Grossman in memory of Mary Rosenzweig Leon and Audrey Manne in memory of Frances Rubinstein Leona Friedman in memory of Leonard Friedman Leona Friedman in memory of Shirley Friedman Lewis and Marcia Kanner in memory of Aaron Kanner Lewis and Marcia Kanner in memory of Marcella Kanner Lillian Scher and sons Paul and Alan Breitner in memory of Joseph Breitner Lillian Turchin in memory of Gertrude Turchin Lisa and Bob Waxman in memory of Maurice Waxman Lois Siegel in memory of Alan Treister M. Diaz Marlow in memory of Fred Witkoff Marcella Werblow in memory of Isabel Davidson Marilyn Cromer in memory of Maurice Cromer Mark Goldberg and David Rigg in memory of Florence Goldberg Mark Teitelbaum in memory of Ruth Kratish Marshall and Arlene Stein in memory of Joseph Stein Marshall Stein in memory of Joseph Stein Martin Fine in memory of Erwin Harris Martin Fine in memory of Freda Polson Marty and Pat Fine in memory of Erwin Harris


Mary Norma Weinkle in memory of Goldie Levine Michael Epstein in memory of Morris Epstein Michael Tarkoff in memory of Frances Tarkoff Morris Kay in memory of Fred Witkoff Morton R. Goudiss in memory of Lee Goudiss Nadene Schantz and Sharon Walshon Hernandez in memory of Leatrice E. Handleman Nancy Green in memory of Reuben Greenberg Neil and Nancy Schaffel in memory of Janeth Serbin Neil and Nancy Schaffel in memory of Nathan Rosen and Lillian Schaffel Neil and Robin Rollnick in memory of Jean Kuehne Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of David Achsen Norma and Michael Orovitz In memory of Isabel Davidson Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of Miriam Bass Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of Nathan Weiss Norma and Michael Orovitz In memory of Ruth Orovitz Oliver and Jennifer Pfeffer In memory of Paul Kapelow Pat Papper in memory of Solomon Papper Patricia Papper in memory of Julia Papper Patricia Papper in memory of Sidney Meyer Paul and Bernice Goldman in memory of Abe Bessel Paul and Bernice Goldman In memory of Ida Goldman Penny and Leonard Steiner in memory of Dr. Gerard Kaiser Penny and Leonard Steiner in memory of Isabel Davidson Phyllis and Mark Wickman in memory of Carolyn Kassin Phyllis and Mark Wickman in memory of Reloris Wickman Rhonda and Henry Keller in memory of Joshua Keller Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Bennett Heyn Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Janeth Serbin Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Jean Kuehne Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Stephen Milstein Rita and Joel Cohen in memory of Ethel Cohen Robert and Lisa Waxman Family in memory of Irvin Weinstein Robert L. Waterstone in memory of Bernard Waterstone Robin Denison In honor of Peter Bermont Robin Reiter in memory of Saul Reiter Roger and Helen Michelson in memory of Robert Turchin Roger Epstein in memory of Bernard Lubschutz Roger Epstein in memory of Herman Lubshutz Roger W. Epstein in memory of Deborah Epstein Rosanne Model in memory of Louis Model Rosemarie Joseph in memory of Hans J. Joseph and Else Land Roz Smith in memory of Sarah and Hyman Smith Sandi and Charlie Simon in memory of Isabel Davidson Sandra and Julian Goldstein in memory of Benjamin Goldstein and Frances Simon Sharon Zitrin in memory of Milton Milstein Sheila Wohl in memory of Alfred Wohl Sheila Wohl in memory of John Wohl and Bernard Milloff Sheldon Guren in memory of Marissa L. Guren Sherrie Garfield in memory of Philip Stern Shirley Spear in memory of Dr. Gerard Kaiser Sonya Rabin Greenfield in memory of Ben Danbaum Sonya Rabin Greenfield in memory of Selma Danbaum Staci and John Kanter in memory of Florence Glick Minkoff Staci and John Kanter in memory of Florence Minkoff Stephen Brenner in memory of Irene Roth Steve, Debby, and Lily Goldin in memory of Rabbi Aaron Goldin Susan and David Galler in memory of Harriet Galler Susan, David and Emma Galler in memory of Sumner Goldman Suzanne Litvak in memory of Beatrice Zechman Suzanne Litvak in memory of Marshall Litvak, Ethel Gitlin, Sol Litvak, Maurice Zechman Suzanne Sponder in memory of Esther Bernstein Teresa and Clifford Newmark, Jr. in memory of Eugene Cracovaner Teresa and Clifford Newmark, Jr. in memory of Lois and Clifford Newmark and Myrtle Cracovaner Terry Blechman in memory of Donald Blechman The Edward Eisenberg Family in memory of Jean Eisenberg The Fuller Family in memory of Ruth Fuller The Weil Family in memory of Mary Weil Thelma and Richard Altshuler in memory of Alan Westin Tobe Becker In memory of Virginia Becker Tricia and Martin Sandler in memory of May Sandler Wendy and Don Saltzburg In memory of Martin Fleming and Samuel Horowitz Wendy Reiner in memory of Ruth Schneider and Ethel Rydell Yuki and Larry Denmark in memory of Rita Bukstel Yvonne Benrube in memory of Elie Alchek THE PRAYER BOOK PROJECT Sandra and Charles Simon in memory of Harold Jacoby Jane and Doug Jacobs in memory of Isabel Davidson; Jane and Doug Jacobs in memory of David Trushin Jane and Doug Jacobs in memory of Jean Kuehne

Joyce Kaiser in appreciation Janie Emerson In appreciation RADIO-INTERNET FUND Benés and Alan Glackman in memory of Rebel Solloway Purcell and Sadye Glackman Beth and Ed Tavlin in memory of Pauline Tavlin Brandy and Larry Primak in memory of Michael Primak Budd and Nanette Mayer in honor of the birthdays of Audry Manne, and Sonny R. Greenfield Charles W. Kaplan donation Donna Seldes in memory of Esther Seldes and Ida Cantor Donna Seldes in memory of Isabel Davidson and David Trushin Donna Seldes in memory of Philip Seldes Jacqueline Hochberg in memory of David R. Hochberg Joan Schaeffer donation Joan Schaeffer in honor of Helene Good and Ire Diaz Joan Schaeffer in honor of the wedding of Helene Good and Ire Diaz Joan Schaeffer in memory of Fred Witkoff Joan Schaeffer in memory of Jean Kuehne Marilyn Cromer in memory of Janeth Serbin Michelle and Richard Krinzman in honor of Howard Shapiro Mr. Anthony Falzon in memory of Janeth Serbin Nanette and Budd Mayer in memory of Isabel Davidson Nati Soto and Howard Goldstein in memory of David Trushin Nati Soto and Howard Goldstein in memory of Jean Kuehne Patricia Taxman Craven in memory of Bettie Nathenson Patty Craven in memory of Bettie Taxman Nathenson and Phyllis Gottlieb Craig Richard and Michelle Krinzman in honor of Howard Shapiro Richard Gershanik in appreciation Robin, Ari and Neil Rollnick in memory of Joshua Rollnick Robin, Ari, and Neil Rollnick in memory of Harry Rollnick Sherrie Garfield in memory of Fred Witkoff Sherrie Garfield in memory of Joseph Garfield Sherrie S. Garfield in memory of Fred Witkoff Sherrie S. Garfield in memory of Joseph Garfield Shirley Landwirth in memory of Michael Landwirth Susie and Richard Goldberg in honor of/in appreciation Ken Raskin (100 bday)/Edythe and Elton Kerness Susie and Richard Goldberg in memory of Mac Goldberg RABBI COLMAN A. ZWITMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Elyn Silverman Homs in memory of Nathan Silverman RU’ACH Daniel Smith In honor of Joan Schaeffer SISTERHOOD Carol L. Green in memory of Isabel Davidson TEMPLE ISRAEL Kimberli Barrett in honor of Shavuot, Sukkot and High Holy Days Marty Fine donation Nancy Feldman in appreciation Diane Lindner to wish Robert Glazier a speedy recovery Angela and Barton Sacher in honor of Ken Raskin’s 100th birtihday Brian Hirsch and Doris Galindo Carla and Enrique Neufeld in honor of the bar mitzvah of Bennett Heyn Daniel Smith in honor of Pridelines Prom Doris Galindo and Brian Hirsch donation Dr. and Mrs. Albert Morjaim in honor of the second Bar Mitzvah of Isaac Olemberg Felicia O. Deutch in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Norma and Michael Orovitz Jack Schillinger in honor of Kenneth Raskin’s 100th birthday Jayne Harris Abess in honor of the marriage of Matthew Abess and Taylor Thomas Julie and Jerry Morkowitz in honor of the 100th birthday of Lillian Waxenberg Karen Raley in honor of Harriett Bulbin Kimberli Barrett In appreciation Kimberli Barrett in honor of High Holy Days Kimberli Barrett in honor of Sukkot Kimberli Barrett in thanksgiving Lee Greene in honor of the 100th birthday of Ken Raskin Lillian Turchin in appreciation Lorraine Greenberg in honor of Edythe and Elton Kerness Marianne Friedman in honor of Richard Milstein Martin Fine donation Monica Tracy donation Pat Randolph in honor of Gail and Marlin Lewis Pat Randolph in honor of Isabel Montoto Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in appreciation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Robin Denison In honor of Peter Bermont

IN APPRECIATION OF CLERGY Candace and Lloyd Ruskin in appreciation George and Janie Emerson in appreciation Richard Misltein and Eric Hankin in appreciation

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Sunday No Religious School

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Monday Labor Day

2 ECC and Temple Closed

Tuesday 8:00 AM: ECC early dismissal

3

Wednesday Erev Rosh Hashanah ECC early dismissal

7:00 PM: High Holiday Choir Rehearsal 6:00 PM: Dinner (RSVP required)

4

7:30 PM: Erev Rosh Hashana Service 9:30 AM:Religious School Opening Day 10:00 AM: Mt. Nebo Memorial Service 11:30 AM: Lakeside Memorial Service 12:30 PM: Graceland Memorial Service 7:30 PM: Donor Cocktail Reception

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7:00 PM: High Holiday Choir Rehearsal

9:30 AM: Religious School (prepare for Sukkot)

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Sukkot

9:15 AM: Religious School (prepare for Simchat Torah)

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10 Noontime 11 Learning with Rabbi

8:00 AM: ECC Closed 10:00 PM: Rosh Hashana Service

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16

23

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Sukkot

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6:00 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday Rosh Hashanah 2nd day Temple Closed

12

Chefitz

Sukkot

Simchat Torah

19

Simchat Torah

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7:00 PM: Temple Closed Sukkot Yizkor service in 9:00 AM: ECC Simchat Gumenick Chapel Torah Party 10:00 AM: Simchat Torah Service 11:00 AM: Simchat Torah Study Session

9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/Service

7

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table (Next)

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Sukkot

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10:00 AM: Yom Kippur 12:30 PM: AAMEN Integrative Experience 1:30 PM: Social Justice 6:00 PM: Dinner (RSVP Program 2:30 PM: Creative required) Service 3:30 PM: Afternoon 7:30 PM: Kol Nidre Service Service 4:30 PM: Yizkor/Neilah Services 6:00 PM: Sisterhood Break-the-Fast Kol Nidre ECC early dismissal

12:00 PM: 1st day of Sukkot Noontime 8:00 AM: ECC Learning with and Temple Closed Rabbi Chefitz 5:30 PM: Social Justice Committee Meeting 6:00 PM: Sukkot Under the Stars (dinner, service and Israeli dancing)

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Saturday

10:00 AM: Rosh Hashanah Service 12:30 PM: President’s Reception 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service 1:30 PM: Tashlich 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

7:00 PM: High Holiday Choir Rehearsal

10:30 AM: JSBoomers Shmear and Schmooze

9:15 AM: Religious School

6:30 AM: Fundraising Committee Meeting

Thursday

20

6:30 PM: Service of the Heart

14

Sukkot 9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

21

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Dedication 11:00 AM: Joseph’s of New Prayer Books Table (Next) 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (Religious School Consecration)

8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

6

12:00 PM: First Monday’s/Great Books

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Thursday

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

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9:15 AM: Religious School

Wednesday

8

2

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3

10

6:30 PM: Fundraising 6:00 PM: JSBoomer Team Planning Committee Meeting

9:15 AM: Religious School

13

14

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

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12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

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5:30 PM: Social Justice Committee Mtg

9:15 AM: Religious School

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12:00 PM:

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9:15 AM: Religious School (Mitzvah Day)

7:00 PM: Central Havurah

28

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

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5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

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5:45 PM: Sababa Shabbat Service 6:30 PM: Sababa Shabbat Dinner 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

Saturday

4

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (TI Singers) 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

6:30 PM: Religious School Shabbat Service Pre K/K 1st and 2nd Grades

9:30 AM:

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11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

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11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (TI SIngers)

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

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7:00 PM: Season of 6:00 PM: Board of 7:00 PM: Next@19Th Mussar Trustees Meeting New Sanhedrin

10:30 AM: JSBoomers Shmear and Schmooze

7:00 AM: MCCJ Interfaith Service

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

Friday

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service

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8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

26

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

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7:00 PM: Season of Mussar

11:00 AM: Paid-up Membership Brunch (Sisterhood)

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Friday 5:45 PM: Sababa Shabbat Service 6:30 PM: Sababa Shabbat Dinner 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

9:15 AM: Religious School Rosh Chodesh

3

12:00 PM: First Monday’s/Great Books

4

5

Veterans

11

ECC and Temple Closed

17

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

12

6:30 PM: Fundraising Committee Meeting

12:00 PM:

18 Noontime 19 Learning-Integral Kabbalah

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9:15 AM: Religious School Chanukah Event

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12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

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5:00 PM: Executive Board Mtg 6:00 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting

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12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

6

6:00 PM: JSBoomer Team Planning

10 Day

9:15 AM: Religious School

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning-Integral Kabbalah

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5:30 PM:Temple Israel Singers

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

13

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7:00 PM: Season of Mussar

14

Saturday

1

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table 12:00 PM: Kiddush Luncheon (Julian Enriquez)

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (TI SIngers)

8

8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

6:30 PM: Service of the Heart

7:00 PM: Central Havurah

8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz 5:30 PM: Social Justice Committee Meeting 8:00 PM: Jewhooing the Sixties (Next@19th)

5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service (Religious School Shabbat 3rd & 4th Grade)

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

Thanksgiving Day

27

7:00 PM: Season of Mussar

22

8:00 PM: Jewhooing the 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg Sixties (Next@19th)

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ECC and Temple Closed

Chanukah

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11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

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21

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

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7:00 PM: Season of Mussar

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9:30 AM: Bar Mitzvah Service (Julian Enriquez)

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service 8:30 PM: Shabbat Oneg

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

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11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table

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