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CLERGY AND STAFF M. Thomas Heyn.........................................................................................Rabbi, Spiritual Leader Ext. 406, rabbi@templeisrael.net

Mitchell Chefitz............................................................................Rabbi, Scholer-in-Residence Ext. 418, mchefitz@templeisrael.net

Dr. Alan Mason...........................................................................................................Director of Music

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI - a progressive Reform congregation -

Ext. 409, dralanmason@hotmail.com

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...............................................................................................................Office Manager Ext. 405, imontoto@templeisrael.net

Bela Barnes...................................................................................................................................Bookkeeper Ext. 407, bbarnes@templeisrael.net

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

Ellen Goldberg..................................Marketing and Communications Coordinator Ext. 409, egoldberg@templeisrael.net

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Zvia Dover.....Director of the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center Ext. 423, zdover@templeisrael.net

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EDUCATION AND YOUTH Notes from the ECC Religious School News

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ADULT LEARNING

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GET INVOLVED 13 Sisterhood Corner Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum WORSHIP February & March Schedule

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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Mazel Tov Birthdays & Anniversaries Yahrzeits

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SUPPORTERS

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FEBRUARY CALENDAR

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MARCH CALENDAR

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

Megan Gerstel......................................................................................Administrative Assistant Ext. 402, mgerstel@templeisrael.net

President................................................................................................................................Joan Schaeffer Vice President-Administration.................................................................................Neil Rollnick Vice President-Education...........................................................Jannet Dannon-Mairena Vice President-Fundraising...............................................................................Beco Lichtman Vice President-Membership.....................................................................................Brian Hirsch Vice President-Programming............................................................Howard D. Goldstein Vice President-Religious Affairs.......................................................................Diane Lindner Secretary.............................................................................................................................Robert Glazier* Treasurer.....................................................................................................................................Lance Harke 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* 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 Lawrence Leitner Marlin Lewis

Merri Mann Budd Mayer Richard Milstein S. Ronald Pallot Kenneth D. Rosen Barton Sacher Neil Schaffel Brenda Shapiro Sandra Simon Suzanne Trushin Richard Weiner *past presidents **deceased

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Messages

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RABBI’S MESSAGE Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn

A Jewish Academy for Spiritual Fitness?

I have an idea that some might call ‘audacious.’ That’s OK. I think it’s time. Rabbi Rick Jacobs himself, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, used the word ‘audacious’ in his recent address at the URJ’s Biennial when he urged Reform congregations to practice ‘audacious hospitality.’ He said we can and should do much more to welcome newcomers into our community. Benyamin Netanyahu used the same phrase in his address to participants at the Biennial. Via satellite, he described Israel as a place “where all Jews, including Reform Jews, experience nothing less than ‘audacious hospitality’.” Netanyahu knew that the phrase had just been used repeatedly by Rabbi Jacobs, so he knew it was an idea Reform Jews were ready to hear. Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of the recent book entitled Relational Judaism, also spoke at the Biennial and made use of the term. He explained that being ‘audacious’ with regard to hospitality is not just about welcoming people at the door or sending them friendly letters. It’s about creating and multiplying personal bonds between old and new members. It means being willing to try something new. So when it seemed that my idea was a bit audacious, I realized it would be a good thing. It’s time for something new. It’s time to create and multiply personal bonds between Temple members, and my idea is likely to do just that. My idea is to engage everyone in the work we have come together to do. That’s because we are here, as human beings on this planet, as members of a Jewish community and as members of Temple Israel, to cultivate what we might call “spiritual fitness.” Much has already been said about the concept. Doing a quick search on the internet, one can find about a dozen books written over the past twenty years with “spiritual fitness” in the title. But the concept has never been used in a Jewish congregation. Yet, if you think about it, the term aptly defines our purpose.

tikkun olam and Jewish values – all are means for cultivating “spiritual fitness.” Would you consider yourself to be spiritually fit? Would you consider our congregation to be spiritually fit? Would you consider our society to be spiritually fit? If the answer to any of these questions is “no” or “not yet,” then the appropriate response is not to belittle the concept but to see how it can be useful as a means for selfimprovement. Our Temple can and should function as nothing less than a “Jewish Academy for Spiritual Fitness.” Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi tells a story of when he began his career as a Chabad rabbi in New Haven, Connecticut. He started a little cheder (school for children) and had the chutzpah to call it a yeshiva. Of course, a yeshiva is like a graduate-level academy for Jewish studies; something much more advanced than a mere cheder. Consequently, some of the established rabbis in the area derided his efforts and complained to his superiors that he should not be allowed to call his school a yeshiva. When a representative from Chabad eventually came to town, he responded to their complaints by saying: “Today gentlemen, I walked on George Street. And I saw on George Street there was a bus. And on the front of the bus, it said CHICAGO. I said ‘Ganef! Shaygetz! Ligner! (Thief! Vermin! Liar!) You’re in New Haven! Why does your sign say Chicago?’” The rabbi paused, then added with a twinkle in his eye: “Ahh, but the bus is going to Chicago! And from this cheder, there is going to be a yeshiva!” It is true that calling Temple Israel a “Jewish Academy for Spiritual Fitness” is audacious, but that’s basically what we are. It’s an idea that is entirely consistent with who and what we aspire to be. And putting it in these terms makes sense, even to those who would otherwise have no reason to join a synagogue.

Today, everyone knows what “physical fitness” is. Whether we choose to pursue it or not, we each have some notion of what the concept means. Hence, it’s not a stretch for us to consider the idea of “spiritual fitness.” What is it? And how we might cultivate it, both individually and collectively? In a Jewish context, the practice of prayer, mussar, tzedakah,

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Siri and the Breastplate of the HighPriest This month we read Torah portions concerning the building of the Mishkan, the portable sanctuary in the desert, and the clothing of the High Priest – the turban, the ephod, and, especially the breastplate. Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz We often see representations Scholar-in-Residence of the breastplate on our Torah scrolls. The breastplate is a grid of three columns by four. Each of the twelve elements is made of a semi-precious stone, perhaps with an inscription on each stone. The breastplate was worn by the High Priest when he entered the Holy of Holies to confer with God on Yom Kippur. This story begins with an archeologist who was playing with his iPhone, consulting Siri, plumbing the depth of her wisdom, learning her deepest capabilities. He asked her the population of the United Kingdom. She answered at once. He asked her how to get to his favorite Cuban restaurant. She answered at once. Then, he asked her, “How do I get to Jerusalem?” She said, “What part of Jerusalem?” “To the Temple. To the Holy of Holies within the Temple.” “That no longer exists,” Siri said. “But I could take you there at a time when it did exist.” “Really?” the archeologist said. “I’d like that.” “Turn around,” said Siri. The archeologist turned around, and there he was, in ancient Jerusalem, in the Temple, just outside the Holy of Holies. “What time is this?” he asked a nearby priest. “You don’t know this is the afternoon of Yom Kippur?” the priest asked. “Any moment now, the Cohen ha-Gadol will be coming to enter the Holy of Holies?” Just then the Cohen ha-Gadol, the High Priest, walked forward in his full uniform – the turban, the ephod, and a jacket. “Excuse me,” the archeologist said. “I’ve come a long way through space and time to be here, to see the breastplate. Could you show it to me? Could you describe how you use it to communicate with God?” Continued on page 14 4

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PRESIDENTIAL

Perspective

I just returned from spending four jam-packed days at the URJ Biennial including meetings, learning sessions, prayer, music and dancing, and a most beautiful Shabbat. Wow! It will take me a while to process this for Joan L. Schaeffer President sure. I was especially taken with the camaraderie among all in the very full convention center. Strangers quickly became like family. I think what struck me most was the deep experience of intimate daily prayer in a room full of thousands of people. I found it so comfortable to pray in the midst of so many others feeling safe and joyful - so much so that there were many, many times when I just couldn’t stop crying. I was just touched so deeply by the presence of something so powerful and beautiful with my fellow Jews. I was also inspired by the quality of learning sessions I was able to attend. I wished I could be at more of them, but it is indeed difficult to be at every single thing. I felt a responsibility to attend “administrative-type” workshops as Congregational President, and missed some of those that may have been more interesting personally. There were lots of NFTY kids in attendance which was terrific. You could really tell that these young folks were well positioned to take on leadership roles in the not-so-distant future. I have been asked what the highlight of the conference was for me. Without a doubt, I enjoyed it all, but the Saturday morning Shabbat service really took my breath away. The music, enriched by the presence of Dr. Alan Mason on piano, along with the superb cantor and choir, was just heavenly to me. I know that was such a one-time gift that I feel so fortunate to have received. Some of the messages that stand out for me were incorporated in the presentation by Rabbi Rick Jacobs. He encourages “audacious hospitality” throughout our local events, inclusion of all (including those with disabilities), youth engagement (especially in Tikkun Olam, NFTY and summer camps), social justice as core of Reform Judaism, and activities to embrace and support Israel as the homeland for the Jews. We were able to learn about some extraordinary social justice activities, we had a video presentation by Prime Minister Netanyahu, a presentation by the Bar Mitzvah boy from Portland who gave his D’var Torah on marriage equality, and some wonderful presentations by top notch rabbis and musicians. I would wholeheartedly encourage all to attend the next Biennial which will be in our neck of the woods-OrlandoFebruary, 2015.


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I recently had the tremendous experience and honor of accompanying Shabbat services at the Union for Reform Judaism National Biennial Convention in San Diego, California. There were 5,000 Reform Jews in attendance, packing the San Diego Convention Center, and services were broadcast live on JLTV (Jewish Life Alan Mason TV), which also broadcast the 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert Director of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts last year. What is Shabbat worship like at the URJ National Biennial? I have a great comparison: pretend it is Sunday morning, you 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 Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism. RabbiCantor Buchdahl is the first ever Asian to be ordained, and her newest appointment as Senior Rabbi designate of Central Synagogue in Manhattan has been publicized around the world. The 2015 National Biennial Convention is taking place 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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First Mondays at the Temple

FEBRUARY 3 AND MARCH 3 AT NOON

Sponsored by Temple Israel Sisterhood Bring a bag lunch – dessert and offee provided. From noon to 1p.m. followed by knitting, mah jongg and lively chatter.

Saturday, February 22, 7:00 pm (SAVE THE DATE) Join us for great fun and dinner. Put together a table of your friends or just come yourself! $25 per person

For more information, please contact Gail Lewis at margaill@bellsouth.net or 305-374-2533.

RSVP to Carla Neufeld at 305-661-3710 or carla9999@bellsouth.net

SAVE THE DATE 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 participatory dialogue and look forward to our monthly sessions. The dates for the next sessions are Thursdays, January 23, February 20, March 20 and 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

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Service of the Heart Fridays, February 21 and March 21

SABABA SHABBAT Fridays February 7 and March 7 5:45 PM

TEMPLE ISRAEL BOOK CLUB PARTNERS WITH THE FIRST MONDAY MAH-JONGG GROUP Treat yourself to a stimulating Monday afternoon when the TI Book Club convenes at 12 o’clock noon for a literary discussion of a pre-selected book. Following the discussion, the Mah-Jongg tables are set up and the click-clack of colorful tiles takes over. Join the play or simply stay on for coffee, dessert and socializing. Further info: Gail Lewis: 305-374-2533 or Dody Raskin: 305-891-5823 Book Club Selections For the Coming Months Monday, February 3, 2014 Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. A romantic comedy of manners, Jane Austen presents a delightful commentary on the foibles of human nature in this satire of the English country gentle folk of her day. Monday, March 3, 2014 “Not all pioneers went west,” says David McCullough. In The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, he tells the enthralling and inspiring story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history.

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Education and Youth

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Religious School News Our 3rd and 4th grade classes discussed the concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world). They were asked: What does it mean to you, and why is it important? Should we donate money to Israel? Should we feed the homeless in Miami? Here are some of the amazing answers some of Wendy Saltzburg’s and Harriett Bulbin’s students came up with: LAUREN HELLER: “I think it is important to help others because not all people are able to help themselves like us. It is important also because it is always good to give charity to other people, even if you don’t know them.” JORDYN BUSHMAN “I think it is important because others may not have food, water or shelter to keep them safe. It also is important to help others because they don’t have to pay you back; you do it out of niceness.” AMELIE CHASKES “It is important for us Jewish people to help others because you would not like it if you had to live in a box on the streets or if you only ate once a week. Why let people feel bad about themselves when you can help them feel good about themselves for once.” ANDREW ARVIN “So the world will be a better place.” BROOKE BELLINSON “We are just a little part of a very big world. We need to do what we can to make our little part matter. I have done several charity events over the last year including raising money for a dog rescue charity, bike riding for cancer and jump roping for heart disease. I also really enjoyed the tzedakah boxes that we used to raise money for trees in Israel. Our family tries to recycle and not use too much electricity and water.” “It is very sad that the people in Israel have to be so cold especially those who don’t have the right clothes and warm homes.” If this does not show you the true ruach of what we are instilling during our teaching time, I am not sure what does! What great answers! We are beyond blessed to have a school that reinforces such great values and concepts for all of the world. Thank you Wendy Saltzburg and Harriett Bulbin! We also had a fantastic program led by Rabbi Mitch called the “Beanbag of the Law” where we learned about the passing down of the Torah and its teachings generation by generation. A huge success! We would like to thank the Ellenby family for allowing us to celebrate Tu BiSh’vat at their farms. Our Tu BiSh’vat Seder held at Ellenby Farms was incredible! We are so thankful to have been able to be one with nature celebrating the trees and all of G-d’s creations. 12

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We thank you for your support, and as always, Donna and I are always available to each and every one of you and your children for anything throughout the year. -Deborah Sherman Gorelick

Hello, I’m Jennifer Benrey, the new music teacher for Temple Israel’s incredible Sunday school. What an honor it is to teach the youth and future of Temple Israel! Music is such an integral part of my connection to Judaism, and my goal is to create that same sort of spiritual connection wrought from our rich musical tradition for our children. Here at Sunday school, we begin every week with tefillah, bringing together both parents and children to worship. Every week in tefillah, a different age group is featured and helps to lead. The children and I have been working on many traditional Jewish songs as well as modern settings of prayers. In music class, I am teaching age-appropriate music to the kids and relating what I teach them to the weekly torah portion and to Jewish holidays. The kids are responding so well to music and I am so thrilled. I know that I’m beginning to make an impact when I get requests from kids to sing their favorite Jewish songs that they have learned. The kids have also been singing in our family Shabbats which I have had the privilege of leading as the cantorial soloist. It is so important for our youth to be exposed to services and to be brought into the sanctuary. The students have led the Shema and sung various other songs with fervor. If you have been to services, you might have noticed that these charismatic kids particularly enjoy singing into the microphone as well. Ultimately it is our goal at the Sunday school to make the students feel at home at Temple Israel. I want all of the kids to find their voice in both a meaningful and spiritual way. I couldn’t be prouder of the students for their hard work and accomplishments, and I hope that music can continue to flourish at Temple Israel. Please look out for upcoming Family Shabbats and help spread the word about this wonderful program that Temple Israel offers for our Jewish youth!


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ADULT LEARNING TUESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Tom Heyn

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SISTERHOOD CORNER

Integral Kabbalah February 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 4, 11, 18 and 25

WEDNESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Chefitz

February 5, 12, 19 and 26

Brandy Primak Susie Goldberg Sisterhood Co-Presidents

March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Exploring Abraham Joshua Heschel’s poetic prose and poetry. The poetic prose: Heschel’s classic work “The Sabbath.” The poetry: Zalman Schacter-Shalomi’s translation from the Yiddish: “Human God’s Ineffable Name.”

WEEKLY ADULT LEARNING SERIES “The Practice of Spirituality” with Rabbi Tom Heyn Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm Class resumes February 28 with a Hebrew intensive, continuing for the next two weeks, March 7 and 14, focusing on developing and strengthening Hebrew skills. On March 21, the class joins the Central Chavurah for a “Jewish Journeys” presentation. Then, for three weeks, March 28, April 4 and 11, we explore the practice of Mussar with Jeff Agron, Chief Administrator for The Mussar Institute and Executive Director of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING SISTERHOOD

FUNCTIONS AND DATES Rosh Chodesh Wednesday, January 29 Trivia Night Saturday, February 22 Women’s Passover Experience Wednesday, April 2 Sisterhood tribute to Dr. Alan Mason Saturday evening, April 26 Sisterhood dinner and Shabbat Friday, May 30

Hope to see you at these exciting functions!

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DOROTHY SEROTTA

Social Justice Forum

Gary Brown

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVITIES The Dorothy Serotta social Justice Forum continues to welcome volunteers on the fourth Monday evening of each month to assist at the Chapman Center for Empowerment of the Homeless. Please contact Michael Sagmeister at Michael.Sagmeister@me.com for additional information. In addition volunteers to help with our ongoing Community Garden, located at Temple Israel, are greatly appreciated. Produce from the garden is donated to Lotus House. Contact David Galler at david.galler@yahoo.com.

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE He opened his jacket, and there was the breastplate, three columns of four, each element glistening with a semiprecious stone. Inscribed on the stones were special symbols. In the first column at the top, something that looked like the number 1. Underneath it, 4. Then, 7. And finally a six pointed star, not the Magen David, just three lines with six points. The second column had what looked like a 2 at the top. Then 5. Then 8. Then 0. The third, a 3 at the top. Then 6. Then 9. And then, the pound sign. “I know this,” the archeologist said. “I’ve seen it before.” “Of course,” said the High Priest. “Everyone knows it. The trick is how to use it.” “How do you use it?” “Well, I go into the Holy of Holies. There’s a strong wireless connection there. I dial 9-1-1 and I have a direct connection with God. I share with Him all the concerns of the world.” “Wow, it’s that simple.” “Not that simple. The connection is available only through me, at this place, at this time.” “How does God answer?” “God is always answering. God’s answer is for every person, and each answer for each person is unique.” “How do I hear the answer?” “Do you have a phone?” The archeologist displayed his phone. “Does it have the image of a breastplate on it?” The archeologist showed the High Priest the dial pad.

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A Jewish Academy for Spiritual Fitness? For the coming year, our Temple will host a series of lectures and programs around this theme. I believe it will expand and deepen our sense of purpose, both individually and collectively. I hope you will help me to develop this audacious idea and see if it has the power to enrich your life and our congregation. 14

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“It’s this simple,” the High Priest said. “Whenever you get a call, it’s from God. It may sound like someone else, but it’s God speaking to you in that voice. Your challenge is to hear the Divine in what’s being said to you. “Now, if you don’t mind, the time has come for me to go into the Holy of Holies. Let the angel Siri-el take you back to your place and time. Share the secret of the breastplate. The holy way of sharing is to send this story to 20 people, and have them send it to 20 people.” © Mitchell Chefitz, with permission to share with 20 people.


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February & March Schedule FEBRUARY 7

JOIN US:

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

on Friday Evenings 7:30-8:30 pm Feel inspired as you rejoice in Shabbat and connect

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with our welcoming community in the world renowned

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

Bertha Abess Sanctuary. Our Shabbat service is a

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prayer. Can’t join us in person? Connect with us either

gentle mix of traditional and spontaneous song and by tuning into 880 AM radio, or you will find us

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

streaming on the web at: www.templeisrael.net or www.880thebiz.com.

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JOIN US:

7:30 pm Religious School Shabbat Service with the 5th and 6th Graders in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

on Shabbat mornings 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Joseph’s Table

MARCH 7

Weaving Torah texts of the great Jewish spiritual

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

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SERVICE OF THE HEART February 21 and March 21 Temple Israel’s monthly “Service of the Heart”

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

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

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Evening Service, offering a variety of traditional and

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

innovative worship experiences.

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE

Morning blessings, Psalms of praise, the Sh’ma with its

with Rabbi Heyn and Rabbi Chefitz

Sometimes with the prayerbook, sometimes not, but

9:30 am - 11:00 am

meditations, and Standing in the Presence of the Divine. always seeking deep attachment.

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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.

February Anniversaries Wendy and Donald Saltzburg

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Jaron Rosenberg

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Kristen Gomez

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Nancy Gelles and Ron Gelles

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Adena Ellenby

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Elisah Lewis

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Simon and Nancy Bloom, Jr.

9

Jerry Sokolow

2

Leona Greene

15

Jerry Chasen and Mark Kirby

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Lisa Waxman

2

Martin Margulies

15

Anya and Alex Stern

13

Stephania Greco

3

Barbara Weintraub

16

Ric Katz and Steve Rothaus

14

Janice Lee

3

Sigurdur Bachmann

17

Sarah and Jerry Engel

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Sonny Baida

4

Doris Galindo

17

Timothy Silimon and Frances Siegel

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Melvin Brazer

4

Timothy Silimon

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Stephanie Sawchuk

4

Craig Coller

18

Javier Berezdivin

5

Arthur Green

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Lisa Pollack

5

Jen Karetnick

18

Greta Walker

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Richard Bermont

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Norman Block

7

Mallory Brown

20

Dena Glazer

7

Macenna Cowen

20

Gail Lewis

7

Vivian Giller

20

Cedric Bridge

8

Philip Greenberg

20

Ana Enamorado

8

Ryan Harke

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Nancy Dreyfuss

9

Frances Gardner

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Jayne Abess

10

Alexandra Kanter

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Suzanne Hafkin

10

Beco Lichtman

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Muriel Roesing

10

Brooke Bellinson

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Joni Tate

10

Stephen Gans

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Jared Bellinson

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David Neufeld

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Patrizia Frusciante

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Ronald Weil

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Richard Gibbs

11

Myles Heller

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Neil Rollnick

11

Jon Gold

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George Gladstone

12

Elliot Pilshaw

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Jean Sara Lewis

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Robert Waxman

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Muriel Rudolph

12

Gareth Landy

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Rita Cohen

13

Jordyn Bushman

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Diane King

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS COURTNEY AND DANIEL GREEN DONN KILPATRICK BRENDA AND JONATHAN NEUMAN MICHAEL STARK ELLEN STUFFLESTREET AND MINDY TAYLOR STUFFLESTREET 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.

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March Birthdays Zoe Abittan Steven Citrin Richard Goldberg Neil Goodman Virginia Brown Roxane Linares Kenneth Treister Bonnie Waxman Alexandra Leifschutz Melissa Orth F. Jay Leonard Carrie Brazer Haley Sherman Antolin Carbonell Alexandra Heyn Joseph Margulies Silvia Rosenn Susan Fuller Ann Thomas John Timinsky Daniel Weingrad Sarah Karl Jerome Moskowitz Felicia Deutch Anya Stern David Chaskes Alan Mason Sasha Neufeld Orlee Bushman Dasi Mairena Norman Browner

1 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 16 17 17 18

Jordana Hart Donald Saltzburg William Schulman Blake Elkin Heather Sherman Shirley Joseph Arlene Mendelson Audrey Prywitch Kenneth Rosen Marc Ellenby Frank Kabak Jane Slote Sarah Todd Rachel Kahn Ben Kuehne Ronald Trazenfeld Judd Brazer Erin Cohen Susan Levinson Maia Aron Hillary Silver Benjamin Kahn Gloria Pallot Alex Stern Javier Bray Phoebe Weinberg Diane Lindner Eleanor Miller Marcy Orth Irene Cohen Sandra Simon

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March Anniversaries Ellen Kempler Rosen and Kenneth Rosen Denise and MacAdam Glinn Gail and Mark Fried Lynn Kislak and Ben Kuehne Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin Marc and Laurie Kahn Deanna and Adam Becker Silvia and Keith Rosenn Susan and Allen Fuller Brenda Shapiro and Javier Bray Helen and Roger Michelson

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OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY 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: STANLEY DAVID BULBIN Brother-in-law of Harriett Bulbin LEON MANNE Husband of Audrey Manne ELYSE GLADSTONE Cousin of Peter and Richard Bermont and former mother-in-law of Susan Gladstone BARBARA BURNS WERNER Mother of Andrew Werner DOROTHY SPONDER Mother of Suzanne Sponder and grandmother of Masha and Julian Sponder MICHAEL HART Father of Jordana (John) Hart MARTIN (MARTY) FINE Husband of Pat Fine and Past President of Temple Israel FRANCIS McDONOUGH fiancé of Linda Rosen (sister of Marla Towbin)

MAZEL TOV VICKIE SCHULMAN AND NANCY DREYFUSS on their upcoming marriage on Feb. 5th to be held in Massachusetts. They have been a couple for 27 years. Temple Israel member and Religious School Co-Director DEBORAH L. SHERMAN, who received a terrific theater review from the Miami Herald for her role as Maddie in the play, Making God Laugh, which showed at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables through December 29. AMY ZAKARIAN AND ISAAC ROSENBERG on their December 31st wedding.

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YAHRZEITS FEBRUARY 7: Abe Bessel Manuel Bromberg Eshell Bronston Carola Caine George Cohen David Coleman Sarah Daitch Paula Dreyfus Maurice Eichel Nelson Elgart Sylvia Ellis Gussie Elterman Matthew Eskow Alfred Feinberg Sally Feldman Bernard Feterson Benjamin Fischer Harry Geist Henry Gildred Alexander Giraldo Harry Gitlin Robert Gold Monte Goldberg Fred Goldstein Mary Goldstein Morton R. Hirsch Harry Kanter Adrienne Keller Rose Klein Hortense Korach Donald Lavigne Essie Lavine Sarah Narrow Hannah Neuhaus Abe Polte Robert Pritikin Edward Reiter Robert Richter Lillian Riesner Edith Rosen Louis Rosenthal Gloria Schwartz David Solomon George Stryker George Stryker Ida Sussberg Muriel Thal Philip Trost Harry White

Gustav Feuer Simon Fisch Herman Friedman Bernadine Friedman Albert Gildred Regina Gold Calmon Golder Sarah Goldhoff Stephen Goldstein Anna Greenbaum Emanuel Grossman Carolyn F. Grossman Marie Eileen Gutman Leatrice E. Handleman William Samuel Holstein Fanny Jacoby Bella Jacoby Samuel Kahn Fae Kauffman Irving Kirschner Isidor Lach Morris Lansburgh Robert Levy Barbara Lupatkin Henry Mihalovits Doris Pallot Francine Press George Queenth Richard Salomon Dorothy Sandler Leonora Schattman Alice Scher Lawrence Schlosberg Mimi Schwartz Bertha Shear Herbert Silverman Esther Singer Israel Sive William Slote Benjamin Tupler Robert Turchin Edward White Newton Woldenberg Ruth Younger Lena Zeitz

FEBRUARY 21: Nathan Avrack Sidney Barbanel Beatrice Belmont Harry Boyell FEBRUARY 14: Mollie Brown Lt. Nathan A. Aronovitz Joseph Carp Clara Bass Isidor Cohen Lena Birkhahn Jacob Cohn Sydell Cohen Jean Coon Lillian Edelman Israel Davidson Deborah Epstein Louis Dessauer

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.

Sydney Gellis Morris Gettleman Charles Greenberg Sadye Kahn Abraham Kaplan Fannie Kimmelman Sylvia Laner Jeannette Levie Fannie Levitetz Eva Lubow Joseph Narot Maurice Rapport Elliott Rosow Pearl Roth Sadie Russin Rose Saltman Morris Schiff Dez Schonthal Samuel Schwartz Lina Seidenberg David Slann Solomon Smulowitz Martha Todd Richard Wariner Maurice Waxman Harry Wertheim Bertha Winard Harry Wohl Zelma Wolff Louis Wolfson Irving Woolf Jack Zwick FEBRUARY 28: Edna Bergida Nathan Bernstein Martha Blumenthal Samuel Bobrow Edward Brandstatter William Brown Nettie Bulbin Nathan Elson Cele Emerman Lou Freedman John Fried Meyer Goetz Samuel Goldman Lewis Gorfine Elaine Grossman Rae L. Kabat Jacob Kahn Rebecca Kaplan Howard Kempler Ronald Kent May Klein Irving Kobley Herman Lefkowitz Belle Levin

Daniel Levine Raymond Levine Lena Levine Lucille Lichtenstetter Alexander Lion Marie Manne Edward Marshall Lee Meyer Hyman Miller Lillian Papper Myrtle Pareira Sara Parnes Martin Raff Wolf Roskin Nathan Roth Nathan Roth Nathan Roth Elaine Schoenberger Dora Schonthal Morton Silberman Naomi Silverman Walter Stern Michael Tavlin Joseph Tucker Oshea Waxenberg Marian Weisberg S. Charles Werblow Alfred Wohl Joseph Wolff Bertha Wolk MARCH 7: Jennie Avrack Moses Bauer William Beckmann Charles Behrman Lina Behrmann Sheldon Bernbaum Frances Bessel Clara Blattner Sidney Block Milton Dreyfus Pearl Dubois Adolph Erlich Samuel Feldman Phyllis K. Fisch Anna Ginsberg Nathan Glazier Marissa L. Guren Beatrice Hall Joseph Hammond Nathan Heller Libbie Horowitz Grace G. Jacobs John W. Jacoby Lozer Kabat Ely Katz Samuel Kaufman

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

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Sterling La Vine Howard Levinson Anita Malmuth Julia Papper Harry Rabe Rae Rosenthal Gene Rosenthal Mathilda Schattman Pauline Scheinberg Jean Schwartz Pauline Seitelman Anna Siegel Lily Sparer Ethel Walder MARCH 14: Ruby Blumenthal Jacob Chaykin Molka Cohen Daryl Daniels Emil Davis Rebeka Davis Christopher Dobbe Helen Dritz Rebecca Erlich Serine Feldman Simon Fisher Fanny Friedman Sol Friedman Etta K. Homa Benjamin Horrow Suzanne Kahn Rachel Kanner Herman Lubschutz Adam Manxi David Nathan Susan Nevins Jennie Orovitz Marius Ranson Joseph Rosen Joseph Rosen Louis Samuels Harry Sands Albert Seiden Sammy Spear Leah Vigdor Natalie Weiner Riza Whitelaw MARCH 21: Ray Applebaum Joseph Basker David Ben Omri John Berger Ronni Bermont Jacob Bernstein Bernard Birkhahn Fay Brown

Cecile Burger Elizabeth Cashman David Coolik Irving Ellis Esther Feldman Herman Fischer Reah Gladwin Abraham Goldman Ruth Goldweber Fannie Groskin Edward Gross Daniel Handel Jacob Hoffman Max Hoffman Michael Hoffman Sylvester Kahn Rose Kahn Sam Katz Sam Kazanowitz Samuel Kimenker Marcia Klinkenstein Jack Lavine Isaac Levin Frances Levy Anne Levy Pauline Meisel Sidney Meyer Mildred Radin Edward Rosenthal Harris Ruskin Harry Schillinger Bessie Steinberg Adah Stiefel Jacques Sweyd Patricia Weinberg Helen Wolf MARCH 28: Frances Applebaum Jean Bloom Maurice Cashman Essie Cohen Anna Denmark Miki Fleeman Jean Frankel Jules Gillette Judd Goodman George Gordon Sylvia Green Bernard K. Herscher Clara G. Hirschensohn Stanley L. Jacobs Burton Kahn Faye Kaiser Marcella Kanner Lillian Kohn Walter Leipuner Bessie Lippman

Florentine Lowenstein Nathan Markowitz Morris Marsh Frances Potlow F. Riegel Joseph Rosenbloom Sophie Sapero Fannie Selig Jane Silvers Nan Small Gladys Union John Wohl APRIL 4: Carolyn Apple David Bass Philip Baumoehl Sarah Blatt Sarah Blumenthal Etta Carp Frank Cole Hazel Dallett Rose Davis Samuel Ehrenreich Bessie Elson Bertha Francis Elizabeth Friedman Yetta Gelvan Emma Greenfield Bernhard Kann William Klinkenstein Morris Kovens Rose Lefkowitz Rhoda Licht Sidney Meisel Johanna Miller Jules Pearlman Michael Primak Michael Rizzo Max Rosenzweig Mathilde Rosthal Isidore Rubin Hirsch Sadowsky Linda Schlosberg Sarah Stein Harry Stolar Bernard Stolmaker Albert Sussman Pauline Tavlin Adolph Ungar Mortimer Wien Calvin Zemsky Hattie Younger


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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. FLOWER FUND Marian Morgan in memory of Deborah Muss Morgan Robert and Lisa Waxman in memory of Barbara Chapman and Ivajane Weinstein Shirley Feidelman and Family in memory of Anne Feinberg Shirley Feidelman and Family in memory of Dr. Milton Feidelman Shirley Landwirth in memory of Rae Hurwitz MARJORIE SCHILLINGER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jack Schillinger in memory of Ethel Klauber Jack Schillinger in memory of Marjorie Schillinger MEMORIAL Ackerman Family in memory of Harris Reibel Albie Hohauser in memory of Leo Hohauser Amy J. McClellan and Scott E. Perwin in memory of Annette Eisenberg Arlene and Bert Lockshin in memory of Leon Manne Arthur J. Marcus in memory of William Stewart Bayview Asset Management, L.L.C. in memory of Bertha Saltzburg Brazer Family in memory of Irving Glicken Carole and Arthur Green in memory of Harold Kaiser Charles and Sandra Simon in memory of Rose Simon Deborah M. Levene in memory of David I. Joseph and Michael Levene Doris Axinn and Family in memory of Frank Erdos Edith Lundy in memory of Leon Manne Elizabeth Schwartz in memory of Leo Ertag Ellen Kempler Rosen in memory of Harris Reibel Estelle Kauffman Kohn in memory of Dorothy Kauffman and Evelyn Kohn Felicia O. Deutch in memory of Max Orovitz Gail and Marlin Lewis in memory of Bertha Saltzburg Georgina Alexandra Ariosa in memory of Isidro Ariosa Duquesne Gloria and Morton Goudiss in memory of Ruth Bronstein Henrietta Goodman in memory of Minnie and Dr. Alberta Goodman Jackie Edelstein in memory of Harris Reibel Jane and Ivor Scop in memory of Harbert Marrow Joan Getz and Family in memory of Archie Brick, Bertha Gewertz Brick, Clara Gewertz Brick, and Walter Lavigne Joan Schaeffer in memory of Rebecca Droshnicop Laurie A. Spear in memory of Shirley Fleming and Bertha Saltzburg Leonard M. Linton in memory of Harry May Lois Dolgoff in memory of Leon Manne Lois Siegel in memory of Jay Siegel Madeline Levine and Family in memory of Jacklyn Hunter and Joseph Holtzberg Marcia C. Orovitz in memory of Harris Reibel Marjorie E. Sackin in memory of Leon Manne Nancy Green and Family in memory of Florence Flayderman and Herschel Green Phyllis Hellman in memory of Ernest Lieberman Phyllis Hellman in memory of Mollie Lieberman Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of Harris Reibel Roger W. Epstein in memory of Myrtle Koller Ruth Shack in memory of Harris Reibel Sandi and Charles Simon in memory of Annette Eisenberg and Bertha Saltzburg Sandra Brawer Koplon in memory of Joseph Brawer Sandra Levkoff Berg in memory of Isabel Levkoff Sandra Levkoff Berg in memory of Sanford Levkoff Sonya Rabin Greenfield in memory of Maurice Greenfield Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. in memory of Harris Reibel Terry Blechman in memory of Julius Greenhouse Wanda Texon in memory of Reuben Kaplan

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. Judith, Kami and Mitchell Landy in memory of Joy Summers Landy Marian Morgan in memory of Deborah Muss Morgan The Waxman Family in memory of Ivajane Weinstein and Barbara Chapman Joan L. Schaeffer in memory of Howard Schaeffer

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.................................................................................................................................................................................... RABBI COLMAN A. ZWITMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Donna Seldes in memory of Dorothy Sponder and Harris Reibel Edythe and Elton Kerness in memory of Annette Eisenberg Edythe and Elton Kerness in memory of Bertha Saltzburg Kenneth and Lisa Arvin in appreciation RADIO-INTERNET FUND Andrew Raine in honor of Ruth Raine Budd and Nanette Mayer in memory of Leon Manne Carole and Arthur Green in memory of Harold Kaiser George Bernhardt in honor of Charlotte Blonder Irving and Marilyn Kreisberg donation Lois Rukeyser in memory of Rose Lubin Norma and Michael Orovitz in honor of Karen Ruskin and Jim Dalton Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of Harris Reibel Patty Taxman Craven in memory of Arthur Taxman Patty Taxman Craven in memory of Janice Gottlieb Smith Sherrie Garfield in memory of Minnie Dein Sue and Martin Cohen in memory of Milton J. Feidelman, Irving Feinberg, Anne Feinberg, Harry Cohen, Eddie Feinberg, David Bell, Lori Cohen, Leona cohen and Shirley Rudich. Zola and Melba Saffer in appreciation TEMPLE ISRAEL Abraham and Vivian Tuchman end of year contribution Arlene Heller in memory of Harris Reibel Ben Kuehne and Lynn Kislak year end contribution Bob Yocum and Sy Hecker year end contribution Daniel Stuart Camp donation Diane T. Halpryn in appreciation Ellen Kempler Rosen in honor of 60th birthday Susan Gladstone Frank Kabak end of year gift Jack Schillinger year end contribution Joyce Kaiser end of year gift Leonard S. Cohen in honor of Carla Neufeld Marjorie Wilkoff donation Mark and Greta Walker year end contribution Mark Teitelbaum in memory of Florence Gerstenhaber Michael and Norma Orovitz end of year gift Norma and Michael Orovitz year end contribution Pat Randolph contribution to our Thanksgiving drive THE CHARLES HELD FUND TO FEED THE HUNGRY Lois Helen Mondres in memory of Dorothy Mondres JoAnn Bass donation THE PRAYER BOOK PROJECT Andrew B. Werner and Fernando Greck in honor of Avi Flashenburg Andrew B. Werner and Fernando Greck in memory Barbara B. Werner Bob Waterstone in memory of Bernard C. and Charlotte Max Waterstone, Harold and Michael Zagon, Herman Waterstone and Marilyn Waterstone Simon Dr. Ian Reiss in honor of the birthdays of Dr. Alan and Mrs. Sue Rapperport Dr. Mark and Mrs. Greta Walker in memory of Joan and Arthur Walker Dr. Michael Epstein in honor of Phyllis Littman and Herb Klein Jack Schillinger in memory of Annette Eisenberg Jane and Doug Jacobs in memory of Nathan Lee, Leon Manne and Harris Reibel Joan Schaeffer in memory of Naomi Laurene Yocum Lisa and Britt Rosen in honor of Ellen and Ken Rosen Steven Plotkin in memory of Leon Manne THE LEARNING PROJECT Daniel Goldhagen donation IN APPRECIATION OF CLERGY Joyce Strickland in appreciation of Rabbi Tom Heyn, the Saturday minyan and Rabbi Mitch Chefitz Terry Tasker in appreciation of Rabbi Tom Heyn THE JOSEPH R. NAROT ENDOWMENT FUND Joan Cochran in honor of Susan Gladstone’s birthday Norman and Dana Zarr in memory of Harris Reibel THE JONI AND STANLEY TATE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Bernardo and Isabel Olczyk in memory of Zalman Aron Josub and Randy Lewis-Berzolla Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Leon Manne Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Morton Greenwood 20

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ONEG SPONSORS: Donn Kilpatrick

in honor of his conversion

Dena Glazer and Gail Lewis in honor of their birthdays

Edythe and Elton Kerness

in honor of Elton’s 80th birthday

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Sunday

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Saturday 9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/ Service

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11:00 PM: Joseph’s Table

9:15 AM: Religious School

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12:00 PM: First Mondays/ Great Books

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10:30 AM: JSBoomers Shmear and Schmooze

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

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

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6:30 PM: Fundraising Committee Meeting

12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Mitch

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6:00 PM: Religious Affairs Committee Meeting

12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Mitch

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5:30 PM: Social Justice Committee Mtg

7:00 PM: Season of Mussar Class 1

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7:00 PM: Season of Mussar Class 2

5:45 PM: Sababa Shabbat Service and dinner

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service

ECC and Temple Closed in observance of Presidents Day

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8:30 PM: Oneg Shabbat

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Mussar Class 2

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13 Shabbat 15 14 Shabbat Service (TI Singers) Study/Service 7:00 PM: Season of 9:30 AM:

11:00 PM: Joseph’s Table

8:00 PM: Next@19Th Guava Rugelach Lounge

7:30 PM: Membership Meeting

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12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Mitch

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7:00 PM: Central Chavurah

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7:00 PM: Environmental Action Committee Mtg

6:30 PM: Service of the Heart

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7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Oneg

9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/Service

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11:00 PM: Joseph’s Table 7:00 PM: Trivia Night

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

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12:00 PM: Sisterhood YES Fund Brunch

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12:00 PM: Learning w/ Rabbi Mitch

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9:30 AM: Purim Bake Sale

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6:00 PM: Purim Ball (ECC)

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11:00 PM: Joseph’s Table

ECC Closed (Teacher Planning Day)

9:30 AM: Shabbat Study/Service

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6:30 PM: Service of the Heart

11:00 PM: Joseph’s Table

7:00 PM: Environmental Action Committee Mtg

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