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Saturday. January 14. 2012 8 pm in miami’s performing arts district cantors, soloists and musicians performing jewish music from around the world in the 4th annual winter jewish music concert


CLERGY AND STAFF Jody R. Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi

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

Table of Contents MESSAGES Rabbi’s Message Scholar-in-Residence Presidential Perspective Executive Director Notes from the Cantor A Musical Interlude by Dr. Alan Mason

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SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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

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GET INVOLVED 16-17 Sisterhood Corner Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum WORSHIP January Schedule LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Mazel Tov Birthdays & Anniversaries New Members In Memoriam Yahrzeits SUPPORTERS JANUARY CALENDAR Community Happenings

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ext. 406 jcohen@templeisrael.net Mitchell Chefitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi, Scholar-in-Residence ext. 418 mchefitz @templeisrael.net Michael Glozman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cantor ext. 409 mglozman@templeisrael.net Dr. Alan Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Music ext. 409 dralanmason@hotmail.com Marla Towbin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director ext. 404 marla@templeisrael.net Federico D’Angelo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facility Manager ext. 403 fdangelo@templeisrael.net Isabel Montoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager ext. 402 imontoto@templeisrael.net Iris Amador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookkepeer ext. 407 iamador@templeisrael.net Phyllis Littman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant to the Clergy ext. 405 plittman@templeisrael.net Linda Levin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership and Outreach Coordinator ext. 414 llevin@templeisrael.net Valeria Michanie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education ECC and Religious School ext. 423 vmichanie@templeisrael.net Melba Leiman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Administration ECC ext. 421 mleiman@templeisrael.net

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ben Kuehne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Joan L. Schaeffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Administration Merri Mann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Education Edythe Kerness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Fundraising Neil Rollnick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Real Estate Howard D. Goldstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Membership Beco Lichtman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Programming Ellen Kempler Rosen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Michael D. Orovitz* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Peter Bermont* Dr. Joan Bornstein* Marsha B. Elser* Martin Fine* Esta Friedman Robert Glazier* Cynthia Sobel Gold Richard Goldberg Susann Goldberg Dr. Andrew Gottlieb Suzanne Hafkin Lance Harke Douglas Heller Douglas M. Jacobs* Jane Kahn Jacobs* John Kanter Lisa Katz Michelle Krinzman Gail Lewis

Jannet Dannon-Mairena Arthur Marcus Richard Milstein Carla Neufeld Norma A. Orovitz* Oliver Pfeffer Harris Reibel Candace Ruskin* Jack Schillinger* Gerald K. Schwartz* Donna Seldes Michael A. Silver* Peggy Silver Stanley G. Tate* Suzanne Trushin Robert Waterstone Robert L. Waxman Henry E. Wolff, Jr.* *Past President

ADVISORY COUNCIL Douglas M. Jacobs, Chair* Leonard L. Abess JoAnne Bander Joe Farcus Michael Graubert, M.D. Seymour Hecker Betsy Kaplan Elton J. Kerness Nathan S. Lee Lawrence Leitner Marlin Lewis

Budd Mayer S. Ronald Pallot Kenneth D. Rosen Barton Sacher Neil Schaffel Sandra Simon Brenda Shapiro Joni Tate Richard Weiner James Weinkle


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RABBI’S MESSAGE

Rabbi Jody Cohen

What Happened to the Dream?

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington for jobs and freedom and delivered his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech. More than 200,000 people - black and white, young and old, rich and poor - gathered that day to hear this modern day prophet’s eloquent call for justice for all our nation’s inhabitants. Dr. King shared a dream “deeply rooted in the American dream.” That American dream of freedom, dignity, and economic justice is based on the belief that all people are created equal and “guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Dr. King vowed not to be satisfied until, in the words of the prophet Amos, “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” for all God’s children. Almost fifty years later, as we honor the memory of this renowned civil rights leader this month, we wonder, what happened to the dream? As a nation, we have come so far, and yet, there is still so much work to do to fulfill the dream of attaining freedom, dignity, and economic justice for all. Even with all the progress we have made as a society, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. A recent study by Stanford University reports that the middle class, which has been the stalwart of American society, is shrinking, causing the income gap between rich and poor to increase at a rapid pace. Low income neighborhoods, still inhabited primarily by minorities and single parent households, lack access to the same quality education, health care, and job opportunities as the more affluent, primarily white population. Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, have become the modern day whipping posts as states pass harsh anti-immigration laws that are antithetical to the values upon which our country was founded. As in the 1960’s, Alabama is being accused of racism after passing one of the nation’s most stringent anti-immigration laws. With a sad sense of déjà vu, the powerless and vulnerable are being targeted, hunted, arrested, and deported. Families are being torn apart and children, whose parents have worked hard to provide them with better opportunities, especially education, are being penalized. Yet, even with all this cause for despair, there is hope. Thanks to social networking, something Dr. King probably could not have envisioned, an organic movement, representing the diversity of our population, is revitalizing the call for social and

economic justice. From New York City to Oakland, California, people from all walks of life are calling upon the economic decision makers to reign in greed and excess. The Occupy Wall Street Movement is redefining and re-energizing a generation. Jeffrey Sachs of the New York Times calls this movement “the start of a new era in America.” Halevi, it should only be so, as my grandmother used to say! In the tradition of Dr. King, it is time once again for people to speak up for justice. With only a 9% approval rate of Congress, we can no longer sit around and wait for, or expect, our politicians to make the changes necessary for the American dream to become a reality. An organization called 1Miami recently conducted a survey of 900 residents from Little Havana to North Miami to determine how their lives have been impacted by the recent economic crisis and what we, as a community, need to do to help with the recovery effort. The findings indicate that to succeed economically, Miami needs to create 100,000 jobs. At the same time as large corporations, such as Florida Power and Light and Wells Fargo, have achieved record profits, and state legislators have upheld $850 million in tax cuts for the wealthiest Floridians, many local residents have lost their jobs and homes. 1Miami has outlined very clear and specific proposals to rectify Miami’s current economic crisis. To learn more about the findings of this important survey, check out their website at www.onemiaminow.org. Perhaps it’s not coincidental that the annual commemoration of the birthday and work of Dr. King coincides with the Torah reading about our people’s efforts to seek freedom from enslavement by Pharaoh in Egypt. After all, this has been the example that Dr. King, and so many other oppressed people, have used as they experienced their own movement from slavery to freedom. Just as Moses heeded God’s words to keep exhorting Pharaoh to free the Israelites, so, too, must we heed Dr. King’s words to “continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.” That faith in freedom, dignity, and justice, which stems from our people’s experience of redemption from slavery, must continue to inform our actions in these very challenging times. Even in the most turbulent times of racial divide and brutality, Dr. King reminded us, “in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” As we begin a new secular year, may we honor the memory of this courageous man by working to keep that sacred dream alive. January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

Reflections on Rabbi Jack Riemer

Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Scholar-in-Residence what does he do with it?

It may be that every Jewish book published in the world goes through one set of hands for review, the hands of Rabbi Jack Riemer. Not only every Jewish book, perhaps every Jewish newsletter and congregational bulletin. All of this is somehow absorbed and processed. So

For one thing, since he knows about everything, those of us who know somewhat less consult him from time to time for advice and direction. And, when he was a congregational rabbi in La Jolla or Miami (Beth David), or presenting at rabbinic gatherings and conferences, when he was traveling regularly as scholar for a Shabbat in any number of communities, that wealth of intake would be refined into ingots of golden sermons and teachings. Jack’s not a pulpit rabbi at the moment. He still travels, not as often. The books keep coming to him, and the newsletters, and the bulletins. What comes from him now are internet communications, words of Torah that are at once readily available and profound. So Jack still travels weekly, if not from community to community, then through community to community at the speed of light. We’re fortunate each year that he manages to descend from his home in Boca Raton and visit with us, in person. This year will be Wednesday, January 18th, during our noontime learning. Wednesday noontime learning has been a practice for me for about 30 years, my ten years here at Temple Israel, and the two decades before when I was with the Havurah of South Florida. Wednesday is sometimes called “hump day,” the day one has to get over before the weekend arrives. I consider it the opposite, the lowest point in the week, the descent from the past Shabbat bottoming before one ascends to the coming Shabbat. I like to have an hour of learning to provide a bounce, to push me forward. The Havurah used to learn in corporate board rooms, comfortable settings for 15 – 20 people. One year we were learning Abraham Joshua Heschel’s masterpiece, God in Search of Man. Jack was in Miami then. He heard of what we were doing and asked if he might sit in. He did so, quietly, not speaking until one particular issue was raised. Heschel quoted a rabbinic midrash, a teaching well known among those with some learning, but not easy for novices Continued on page 20 4

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PRESIDENTIAL

Perspective

Revisioning Our Temple Israel Community Having rededicated our Jewish lives with the Festival of Lights at Ben Kuehne Chanukah, a time to relive the President miracle given to our ancestors, our thoughts now turn to our own rededication with the same energy that propelled our ancestors to create for us our Jewish heritage that has lasted through today. Last month, I experienced the vibrancy, enthusiasm, and power of Judaism as I attended the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism in Washington, DC. You can only imagine the power and energy of the 6,000 Jewish leaders, activists, scholars, and students gathered together to study, converse, worship, and eat under one roof. Our Friday night Shabbat dinner might even have set a world record! The one constant throughout the Biennial Conference is that we are all changing, rebuilding, and revisioning our present and future as Jews in our families, our communities, and our nation. To any participant or observer, there is no doubt that Reform Judaism is here to stay, and that we will continue to speak to and satisfy the needs and desires of our communities across North America. The highlight of the Conference was the appearance of President Barack Obama as our Keynote Speaker, captivating all in attendance with his thoughtful and exciting vision of our Nation’s future, the importance of the State of Israel as a model for democracy and freedom in the Middle East, and the values we bring as a community to maintaining our Nation as a welcoming place for all who choose to make their lives in a land of freedom and democracy. The strength of our People as role models was plainly evident in the President’s appreciation for our gathering. Rabbi Jody Cohen was one of the honored few who participated in a private meeting of Jewish Leaders with President Obama! The ability to converse with and learn from other Temple communities at the Biennial enabled our Temple Israel members in attendance (Rabbi Cohen, Joan Schaeffer, Alan Mason, Robert Glazier, Valeria Michanie, Lynn Kislak, and Jennifer Rueben) to recognize that our Temple Israel brand is both well known and considered a leader in creating a new vision for our Temple communities. We are most certainly on the right track with our efforts to create a Center for Jewish Life and Culture within the grounds of our Temple Israel Campus, just as we continue to revision our role in downtown Miami. Continued on page 21


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marla’s Meisele Maysele… (my little story)

The Torah portion Vayechi read on January 7th draws remarkable parallels that can be of value to us as modern Jews. Beginning with the lines “And he lived…” Genesis 47- 50 (Vayechi)1 relates the end of life of patriarch Jacob, living in Egypt the last 17 years Marla Towbin Executive Director of his life, and his son Joseph who lived and died in Egypt, all but the first 17 years of his life. 2 Despite his dimmed eyesight, Jacob shares with his children a vision of their future. Unlike the soothsayers and magicians of Egypt, Jacob has insights from G-d that do not explain certain individual futures, but a destiny for the whole people with each tribe performing certain functions in that prophecy. Jacob (Genesis 48) blesses his grandchildren—and in a parallel to his own story when a dim-eyed Isaac is tricked into blessing the younger Jacob over the older Esau—the younger Ephraim received the blessing Joseph thought should go to the older Manasseh. It is not history repeating itself, because in this story Joseph makes Jacob aware of what he presumes is a mistake and Jacob reassures him that the younger would be the greater but that each will fulfill a destiny to become a great people. By blessing his grandchildren as if they were his own, there is a sense that Jacob’s blessings are intended to last throughout the generations. By this we learn, as in synagogue life, everyone from the youngest to the oldest person has a role to play. As adults, we provide for the next generation by making it clear to our children that our heritage passes to them and then they must continue our traditions. This idea of continuance is also of foremost importance in Jacob’s end of life blessings to his sons: where the strengths and weaknesses of each member are considered in Jacob’s assessment of their futures. Associating his sons with character traits sometimes found in different animals, the portrayal is not the most flattering, yet each family unit had a role to play. In a synagogue our Temple families are made up of people with many different personal attributes. All of whom can contribute in some way and everyone should be encouraged to participate.

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NOTES FROM THE CANTOR

A MUSICAL INTERLUDE by Dr. Alan Mason

Dr. Martin Luther King Shabbat Service Special music for our Dr. Martin Luther King Shabbat service on Friday, January 13, 2012 will be presented by the Male Ensemble from the Florida Memorial University Ambassador Chorale. This a capella male quartet, under the direction of J. Allen Pealer, has performed throughout Florida and Georgia. They are known for their tight four-part harmony, rhythmic drive, and unique quality of sound.

Alan Mason

Director of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts

Cantor Michael Glozman

“I thought of eagles for a long time and understood such a whole lot: the eagles soar above the clouds, they fly and fly and touch no one. They live on cliffs and on mountains and are intimate with water sprites, I thought a long time about eagles but confused them, I think, with flies.” (D. Kharms)

TIME SENSITIVITY Freedom, freedom… You open your eyes and let the current flow inside. The flow penetrates your brain, teases your senses, washing your cells and tissues, filling you with a flush of eternal energy. You hear sounds - thousands of toneless beats; their rhythmical pulsation infuses you with the evenness and tranquility. A weightless swing to nowhere – placeless, timeless… You perceive your being and this perception imbues you with the absoluteness. You recognize what indifference is: the indifference of happiness - the happiness of none - the none of Him. You are no longer you, but are. You close your eyes and wake up… Cantor Michael Glozman

Martin Bookspan To Be Special Guest on the Winter Jewish Music Concert Martin Bookspan, the long-time host of PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center will be the special guest on The Fourth Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert on Saturday evening, January 14, 2012 at 8:00. Mr. Bookspan has a life-long love for and knowledge of Jewish music. The concert has gained attention as one of the nation’s leading concerts of Jewish music. Each of the first three concerts sold out ahead of time and was viewed by a capacity crowd of 700 people, as well as hundreds more who watched the concert through video streaming on the internet. The first three concerts were called “Cantorial Concerts,” but traditional Jewish cantorial music is only one of the types of music. The concert presents a wide variety of Jewish music from around the world, including cantorial music, Ladino music, pop, classical, Yiddish, jazz and rap. We have changed the name to ‘Winter Jewish Music Concert’ so that people understand that this isn’t an old-fashioned cantorial concert. The 2012 concert, which will be presented in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary will feature eighteen singers and six instrumentalists. The performers are from throughout Florida, as well as New York. Remaining tickets are available at 1-800-838-3006, and www.WinterJewishMusicConcert. org. General admission is $18 plus a nominal service charge. Alan Mason Doctor of Musical Arts Director of Music

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Special Events and Programs

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FIRST MONDAYS AT THE TEMPLE Monday, January 9, 2012 11 am Sponsored by Temple Israel Sisterhood Join the ongoing knitting and Mah Jong groups. Bring a bag lunch, dessert and coffee will be provided.

THE CENTRAL CHAVURAH INVITES YOU To join in a gentle mix of fellowship and scholarship as we continue our look into the Challenges Facing Contemporary Jewish Thought. Be with us on

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 7 PM KAPLAN HALL We will take up the third topic in our series:

“MODERN JEWISH THEOLOGY (MUST A JEW BELIEVE IN GOD)” The series represents the interests and concerns of our Chavurah members and has been coordinated by Rabbi Larry Halpern. Other topics to be touched upon in 2012 include: FEBRUARY 16 – THE APPEAL OF CHABAD MARCH 15 – JEWS AND THE RISING POWER OF ISLAM APRIL 19 – WHAT IS SECULAR/CULTURAL JUDAISM? MAY 17 – POTPOURRI Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar. All Temple members and their friends are welcome to join and participate in discussion and exchange of ideas. Refreshments and beverage are always on hand. If you need more information call Dody Raskin 305-891-5823 or dodyraskin1@yahoo.com.

GREAT BOOKS CLUB BOOK TO BE ADVISED

T h u r s d a y, J a n u a r y 26 , 2 0 1 2 12:00 Noon Bring a Bag Lunch. Drinks and cookies provided.

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2012 MIAMI

Save the Date

FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 6 pm

JEWISH

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI is proud to host

2012 MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL’S KICK OFF EVENT Thursday, January 5th, 2012 6:30 pm Join us and get into the spirit pre-festival. Meet local Director Avital Epstein who will show her 2012 thesis narrative film from FSU entitled “Peace at Home” followed by a Q&A. Don’t miss this opportunity to pre-screen this short, which will be shown at the MJFF at the end of January. Free and open to the community.

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Tu B’Shevat creative service and seder, followed by a wine tasting led by temple member Brad Trushin. RSVP: Phyllis Littman, 305-573-5900 ext. 405 or plittman@templeisrael.net.


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Performers Emily Aronoff Susana Behar Cesar Beliniski Luis Cattan Michelle Auslander Cohen Alejandra Czarny Gaby Enser-Tangir Michael Glozman Tanya Greenblatt Julie Jacobs Susan Shane Linder Alan Mason Benjamin Matis Geniene Miller Zachary Mondrow Rachelle Nelson Paul Offenkrantz Brian Potts Margaret Schmitt Lisa Segal Adina Baseman Sharfstein Ari Sharfstein Stephen Texon Andrew Weinstein Martin Bookspan, Special Guest

cantors, soloists and musicians performing jewish music from around the world in the 4th annual winter jewish music concert

SATURDAY. JANUARY 14. 2012 8 PM

Seven hundred people gather in a historic 1926 sanctuary in downtown Miami to hear the best of Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, rap, and tango. Tickets are $18 each at www.WinterJewishMusicConcert.org or 1-800-838-3006 Bertha Abess Sanctuary Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19th Street Miami, Florida 33132 “It was truly a spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience. I left the concert feeling like this music was now somehow part of my soul.” - Manny Perez

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Temple Israel’s P l e a s e J o i n Y o u r Te m p l e F a m i l y I n C e l e b r a t i n g

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF GREATER MIAMI’S

90TH ANNIVERSARY

Ensure that present and future generations can continue to enjoy a “slice” of Temple Israel life! A custom-designed, super-sized Anniversary Cake will be on display at every event for all congregants and guests to see!

SUPPORT OUR 90TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER BY PURCHASING:* $9000 CAKE LAYER… $900 CANDLE… $90 CONGRATULATORY WISH… *Multiple cake layers, candles and congratulatory wishes may be purchased on a payment schedule. Additional information about our 90th Anniversary fundraiser and the anniversary celebration on May 18, 2012 will be announced in the weeks to come!

WERE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW CONFIRMED AT TEMPLE ISRAEL? IF SO, TEMPLE ISRAEL REQUESTS YOUR HELP NOW TO ALL PAST CONFIRMATION STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND FRIENDS…

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012

We will celebrate Temple Israel’s 90th Anniversary with a Reunion of all Confirmation classes! Your class confirmation year can be mailed to you simply by emailing Edythe Kerness kerness@comcast.net to request your copy

Help us invite your classmates to Temple Israel’s 90th Anniversary! Please call Joan Bornstein (305) 271-2571 or email joanlborn@aol.com with contact information for yourself and your classmates as soon as possible. Thank you.

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(/,$4(%$!4% TEMPLE ISRAEL CELEBRATES 90! An Ever-Changing Tapestry: Temple Israel and Miami Amid Ninety Years of Dynamism!

Dr. Paul George

Marcia Zerivitz

3UNDAY &EBRUARY  PM PM 7OLFSON!UDITORIUM Graciously sponsored by Henry E. Wolff, Jr. Complimentary but Reservations Required: Please call Phyllis Littman, at 305.573.5900, ext. 405 or email plittman @templeisrael.net

(/,$4(%$!4% TEMPLE ISRAEL AT 90! A Celebration in Celluloid

Dr. Kurt Stone

3UNDAY -ARCH  PM PM 7OLFSON!UDITORIUM Graciously sponsored by Norma and Michael Orovitz Complimentary but Reservations Required: Please call Phyllis Littman, at 305.573.5900, ext. 405 or email plittman @templeisrael.net

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Education and Youth

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Melba Leiman

Director of Administration ECC

Valeria Michanie

Director of Education ECC

NOTES FROM THE ECC “How can Jewish knowledge guide us in our mission for happiness and a more sustainable lifestyle?” “What is Jewish environmental justice?” and “How does our school embody Jewish environmental values?” Sensory Garden, where gardening and exploring is a fun and learning experience! One of the many new endeavors we have recently initiated in our school is the inauguration of our Sensory Garden. This is a special project that consists of removable boxes where children can plant different types of seeds and also interact with different materials. The garden was one of the many challenges we faced in our Center. When children were asked where apples come from and the answer was, “from the store,” we started wondering how to create a real experience that will help them understand where vegetables and fruits come from. The answer was in front of us: build a garden in the middle of Downtown Miami. This was an ambitious plan that was completed after much research, and in conjunction with the Miami Fairchild Tropical Gardens and our Parents of Preschoolers Organization. Giving our children the opportunity to connect with nature, and be part of the growing process of the vegetables and fruits they eat every day, was a dream. During the past National Recycling Day, our dream came true. We finally celebrated as a community the inauguration of our Sensory Garden, and children and adults came to plant the first seeds. From parsley to tomatoes, from playing with dirt to exploring different types of seeds, the garden was immediately a success! If you pass by The Joni and Stanley Tate ECC in Downtown Miami, stop by and get a sense of nature and connect with the earth! Valeria Michanie Director of Education 12

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS

Chai Lites Articles from 4th-5th grade Ms. Wendy’s and Ms. Bulbin’s class TEMPLE ISRAEL’S 4th-5th GRADE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLASS SHARES GREAT NEWS FOR 2012. DETAILS TONIGHT ON THE NIGHTLY NEWS! Wouldn’t that be refreshing? Good news? Heartwarming thoughts of generosity, faith, kindness, and appreciation for what we have. You are invited to share in the positive feedback we received when we asked our students…Tell us 10 things you are grateful for. Enjoy! Ms. Wendy Saltzburg Julian Michanie: 1. I am grateful for my sister and my brother who I love. 2. I am grateful for the soldiers who are serving wars. 3. Friends are one of the grateful things that I think is important. 4. I am grateful for the hospitals that take care of us. 5. I am grateful for the beautiful trees that give us air to breath. 6. Buildings to give us protection and shelter. 7. The military is another thing I am grateful for because they protect us. 8. Living in the United States. 9. Living life in the world. 10. My family who gives me everything I need, for my mom and my dad…they are the best! Julian Enriquez: I am thankful for… 1. My family who have helped in tough times and have taken care of me when I was sick. 2. My friends from school and other places who have kept me company and all of the laughs we had together. 3. All the food people have provided me with or else I wouldn’t be alive. 4. All the water people provided me with or else I would not be writing this right now. 5. My home, school, and other sheltered places or else I would be living under the highway. 6. My education whom my parents buy for me. 7. All the sports I play whom keep me busy which my parents purchase for me. 8. Homeless shelters which keep homeless people safe and healthy. 9. Jobs which provide people with shelter, food, water, and money. 10. The creation of the world which brought everything into existence. Fiona Leiman: I am thankful for…

1. My gorgeous family because they are so loving. 2. Food or I wouldn’t be living right now! 3. Water so I wouldn’t be dead. 4. Homeless centers so people less fortunate than us can feel at home even though they don’t have one. 5. Shelter so we could feel at home. 6. School so we can learn and have a good job when we grow up. 7. Music so when I feel sad or bad I feel better or if I have something to do I can dance to it! 8. Sunlight so we can see. 9. Ground so we can walk on something. 10. Books so we can learn enjoy, etc. Steven Becker: 1. I am grateful for my family and friends because they are always there for me. 2. I am grateful for food and water because some people don’t have it. 3. I am grateful for my clothes because some people don’t have money to buy it. 4. I am grateful for shelter because it protects me from dangerous weather. 5. I am grateful for animals because they are what keep us alive. 6. I am grateful for school because that’s how children become smarter. 7. I am grateful for doctors because they keep me alive. 8. I am grateful for sports because without them I don’t know what I would do. 9. I am grateful for music because it makes me feel better when I am sad. 10. I am grateful for plants because they keep us alive by making food and air. Emma Berzofsky: 1. I am thankful for the solders because they help. 2. I am thankful for my family because they love me. 3. I am thankful for god because he makes me stronger. 4. I am thankful for my teacher because she helps me when I need it. 5. I am thankful for my friends because they cheer me up. 6. I am thankful for what I have because other people don’t have it. 7. I am thankful for homeless shelters because they are like public homes for people in need. 8. I am thankful for living in the United States. 9. I am thankful for engineers and builders because they build everything we have. 10. I am thankful for the ground because it supplies us with more than we think. Remy Cross: 1. I’m thankful for my family because they will do everything Continued on page 27 January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Melissa Orth is the first “graduate” of the Hollander Collection Museum Curatorship Training program—a new curriculum at Temple Israel’s Sunday school. Once our students celebrate their b’nai mitzvahs, the next major milestone in their lives (apart from obtaining a Florida driver’s license) is the college application process. The goal of the Hollander program is to teach our teens how to preserve, catalogue, label, and display historical artifacts for the museum setting. In this case, all of the artifacts relate, directly or indirectly to the Jewish experience. The knowledge that the students acquire toward this end is a terrific complement to their college applications. As this process becomes increasingly competitive from year to year, the Hollander Program offers our Sunday school students an advantage. The teens can demonstrate to the various admissions departments their ability to work continuously, with dedication on this project, in Melissa’s case for three years. Most college applicants, however, are able to say, at best, that they have spent one summer, or one semester on a similar project.

Sababa SHABBAT

Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33132

Friday, January 20th 5:45PM Sababa

A FUN AND ENGAGING SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (AGES 5 AND UNDER)

Join us for a special Shabbat led by Rabbi Jody, our song leader Mallie Duboff, and Valeria Michanie. 5:45 pm - We will welcome Shabbat with blessings and prayers…we will sing and dance fun, upbeat Shabbat songs and read our favorite PJ book of the month. 6:30 pm - Family-friendly dinner $15.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. Please R.S.V.P by January 18th to Phyllis Littman at 305-573-5900, ext. 405 or email plittman@templeisrael.net

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ADULT LEARNING Creating

MODERN MIDRASH with RABBI JODY COHEN

MODERN MIDRASH Thursdays, January 5th and 19th 12pm – 1 pm ADULT HEBREW

P lease contact R abb i J o dy for fur ther infor m ation.

WEDNESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING w ith

Rabbi Chefitz January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th We are reading:

A Passion for Truth By Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the most beloved religious leaders of our time, delivered this book to his publisher a few weeks before his death. Reprinted by Jewish Lights, available through any bookseller.

“Probably the best book on Hasidism to appear in the English Language.” Library Journal

AFTERNOON STUDY

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The Art of Cantillation with Cantor Michael Glozman For more information please contact Cantor Michael Glozman at 305-573-5900 ext. 409 or mglozman@templeisrael.net.

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SISTERHOOD CORNER

Gail Lewis

Donna Seldes Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Susie Goldberg

Time is fast approaching for our annual “Rite of Women” Rosh Hodesh event; an experience we all look forward to and always enjoy! This year, we are all headed to Temple Israel on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, l Shevat, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious Potluck get-together! Please bring an easy to eat, no-heat, beautiful food and come at 5:30 p.m. to set-up; we want to enjoy each others company and still have time to experience our program. This year’s theme: Sisterhood presents BEAUTY in the four worlds – Physical – Emotional – Intellectual – Spiritual. We will be discovering secrets of BEAUTY and how we connect to our UNIVERSE. Our committee, Walli Chefitz, Ellen Kempler and Gail Lewis, have been brainstorming and putting our program together for months. Each of the four worlds will have an activity: our secrets to appreciating our appearance; exploring the tone and the sound of our voices in emotional context and in music and speech; how beauty in art, architecture and everyday objects affect how we see our world. Wear a beautiful piece of jewelry that you feel enhances your body and mind. We will reflect with an innovating spiritual exercise that may stop us in our tracks, take our breath away and have a lasting effect on our soul. That same evening at 8:00 p.m., Next at 19th Street presents Susana Behar, famed Miami based singer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend her concert in the courtyard after our program. Please dress beautifully; in Rosh Hodesh history, women wore new clothes for this holiday. RSVP to Phyllis Littman by email at plittman@templeisrael. net or by phone at 305.573.5900 ext. 405.

BE A RADIO SPONSOR We are now in a position to offer Temple members an opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one by sponsoring an hour of our Friday Evening service on the Radio and on the Internet. This will also include the sponsorship of the Oneg Shabbat on that particular Friday evening. Temple Israel has been providing Shabbat Services for people who are unable to travel to Temple and who look forward to listening to our wonderful, spiritual service. The cost is only $500, for the Radio, Internet and Oneg. It is a wonderful and meaningful way to create a very special evening of recognition both within the Temple, through Chai Lights and Friday evening handouts, and on the Radio and Internet. Your message of caring will certainly be heard and seen by many, many people throughout the community. We hope you will help Temple Israel continue to bring Shabbat to so many people. If you are interested please contact Phyllis Littman, at the Temple, 305-573-5900 ext 405 or plittman@templeisrael.net Edythe Kerness, Vice President of Fundraising

Have Your Next

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AFFAIR HERE

We are conveniently located in the downtown Miami Performing Arts district. For rates and more information contact Federico D’Angelo Facility Manager (305) 573-5900

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DOROTHY SEROTTA

Social Justice Forum

Gary Brown

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE “TO PROTECT, PRESERVE, CONSERVE, & RESTORE”

The result of three years of painstaking research,

THE LIGHT BULB CONSPIRACY travels to the US, Germany, France, Spain and Ghana, and uses rare archive material and hitherto unseen internal company documents to separate fact from urban legend. It shows the terrible environmental consequences of Planned Obsolescence - like the immense cemeteries for electronic waste, which have appeared in countries such as Ghana - and presents a number of hands-on ideas from thinkers, designers, businessmen, as well as rebellious consumers, all working on saving the modern economy and the planet. All Funds Raised are to Benefit

Join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012. Our guest that evening will be the Revered Canon Richard Livingston Marquess-Barry. Father Barry was born and reared in Miami, Florida. He is the offspring of Bahamian immigrants. A product of the MiamiDade County Public School System, he graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 1958 where his portrait hangs in the school’s Hall of Fame. At Virginia Theological Seminary, he was the only black student enrolled during his three years of study (1965-68). Canon Marquess-Barry has taught on both the secondary and collegiate levels. Father Barry is an ordained priest of the Episcopal Church (Anglican Communion) and has served as a priest for over 40 years. He was invested as an Honorary Canon of the African Orthodox Church in 1995 and invested as an Honorary Canon of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Miami, FL in 2001. In 1977, Father Barry was called to lead Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church, the largest and oldest black Episcopal congregation in Miami. Under his leadership, Saint Agnes’ Episcopal Church adopted a HUD project, Rainbow Village Housing Development and forced the Miami-Dade Housing Agency to completely renovate the complex. He combined the tenant council of Rainbow Village and the Vestry of this parish to form the Saint Agnes’ Rainbow Village Community Development Corporation. Through this organization, eighty two-story, three and four bedroom single family homes for ownership have been built for low and moderate income families in the Overtown community adjacent to the Historic Saint Agnes.

GARDEN VOLUNTEERS

“The Greening of Temple Israel”

Volunteers needed for Edible Garden

Sponsored by: The Dorothy Serotta Forum on Social Justice and The Environmental Action Committee of Temple Israel Sunday, January 29, 2012 4:00 PM Kahn Social Hall

The garden is in full bloom. The seeds planted in October are up. We are harvesting green beans, radishes and collard greens. Tomato plants have buds on the vine. Come participate Sunday morning between 8:30 am and 10:00 am, regular volunteers are needed. All produce is donated to Lotus House.

Suggested Donation: $10 / per person (includes light refreshments) R.S.V.P. to Phyllis Littman at plittman@templeisrael.net or 305. 573-5900 ext. 405

Weekday volunteers by special arrangement. Contact David Galler: (617) 365-2728 or david.galler@yahoo.com January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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January Schedule KOL Kol CHADASH ChaDaSh A a NEW VOICE nEw VoiCE Saturday Morning Spiritual Awakening with Cantor Michael Glozman

9:30 am In the Sophie and Nathan Gumenick Chapel. Everyone is invited and welcome to experience Shabbat.

Draw closer and connect to the divine through prayer, song and niggunim. Kol HaN’shamah Tehalel Yah – Every soul praises the Eternal One.

JOIN EVENINGS Join US ON on FRIDAY FriDay EVEningS Feel inspired as you rejoice in Shabbat and connect with our Abess Sanctuary. Our welcoming community in the the Bertha world renowned Sophie and ShabbatGumenick service isChapel. a gentleOur mixShabbat of traditional andisspontaneous Nathan service a gentle mix song and prayer. join us in person? usjoin either of traditional andCan’t spontaneous song andConnect prayer.with Can’t us byperson? tuning into 880 AM or you will findinto us 880 streaming on in Connect withradio, us either by tuning AM radio, theyou web www.templeisrael.net or at: www.880thebiz.com. www.templeisrael. or willat: find us streaming on the web net or www.880thebiz.com.

JOIN US: Join US: on Shabbat mornings .10:30 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. 18

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7:30 Justice Shabbat 7:30 pm pm Social Shabbat Service in the Service Bertha with speaker Patricia Robbins (Farm Share) Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by Shabbat an Oneg Shabbat.

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7:30 Member Service in 7:30 pm pm New Social JusticeShabbat Shabbat Service the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an (Annual Interfaith Service to honor Dr. Oneg Shabbat. Martin Luther King, Jr.) in the Bertha Abess

Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat DECEmbEr 16 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed JANUARY 20 by an Oneg Shabbat.

5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat 7:30 pm Hebrew Naming Shabbat Service

DECEmbEr 23 in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by 7:30 pm Chanukah Shabbat Service in the

an OnegAbess Shabbat Bertha Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

JANUARY 27 DECEmbEr 30 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha

7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha

Abess Sanctuary Sanctuary followed followed by by an an Oneg Oneg Abess Shabbat. Shabbat

nEw mEmbEr Shabbat DinnEr

Friday, December 9th 6:00 pm

New members Complimentary Adult Members $20; Non-Members $30; Children under 12 $10 R.S.V.P. to Phyllis Littman, ext. 405 or plittman@templeisrael.net. January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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Life Cycle Events SIMCHA CORNER

January Anniversaries

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.

Sue and Alan Rapperport Craig and Leslie Coller Hope Wine and Mary Prados Valeria and Yosi Michanie Julie Oppenheimer and Joshua Spector Natalie and Jeffrey Snyder Paul and Bernice Goldman Lissette Mendez and Oscar Musibay Beco and Eric Lichtman Kenneth and Helyne Treister

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January Birthdays JoAnne Bander Orlee Bushman Abigail Bushman Lauren Heller Julie Oppenheimer Jenni Person Deborah Sherman-Gorelick Eric Hankin Jayme Berezdivin Tony Rodriguez Alexander Bokor Myriam Gerstein Joshua Tarkoff Peter Bermont Herbert Klein Henry Mairena Robert Csete Daniel Goldstein Richard Altshuler Yuki Denmark Alec Rosen Phyllis Wickman Alan Mishael Kevin Leiman Marshall Stein Constanza del Posso David Litter Rachel Coller Harriet Singer Jonathan Goldberg Michael Graubert

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Chaim LieberPerson Kathleen Weil Michael Gaines Michael Glozman Larry Primak Adam Becker Gary Brown Jennifer Gibbs Natanya Trazenfeld Mortimer Fried Shelly Gottlieb Nancy Schaffel Daniela Zaidenberg Arnold Wilpon Oliver Pfeffer Elton Kerness Joseph McElwee Howard Rukeyser MacAdam Glinn Staci Kanter Jennifer Rueben Lillian Scher Julian Gorelick Stephen Hertz Dorothy Oren Marcy Lewis Lea Pitchon Jacob Harke Ruth Neinken Katherine Saunders Elise Silver

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS SULLY, FRANCESCA AND CONSTANZA DEL POSSO 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 Linda Levin, Membership and Outreach Coordinator at ext. 414. Thank you.

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY On behalf of Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees, Rabbis, Cantor and Administration we extend our condolences to the entire inmediate and extended family and friends of: MARILYN COHEN ELLIS May her memory be for a blessing and may God comfort all who mourn her loss.

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Experience the High Holy Days at Temple Israel Please note the following dates and times. All members in good standing will receive a Guide to the High Holy Days which will include an Admittance Card Request form. When you receive the Guide, please review it and complete and return the pertinent forms by return mail. This will ensure that you will receive your Admittance Cards in a timely manner. BEN GILLER, JOAN SCHAEFFER

Praying PRAYING naked: NAKED:

THANK YOU TO:

AND DEBBY SCHWARTZ 5772 HIGH HOLY DAYS for proofing Chai Lites SCHEDULE To our front office greeters: AVI FLASHENBURG, SARA LEVITEN, GAIL LEWIS,

CEMETERY MEMORIAL SERVICES

BEV MORSHENSON, JOAN SCHAEFFER, DEBBY Sunday, October 2

VIVIAN WITKOFF, HENRY WOLFF, JR. 10:00 amSCHWARTZ, Mt. Nebo (Miami) Cemetery, Richter Mausoleum 11:30 am Lakeside Cemetery, Garden of Heroes Mausoleum 12:30 pm Graceland Cemetery, Gravesite of Cantor Bornstein

KOL NIDRE Friday, October 7

MAZEL TOV TO:

JUDITHRequired) LANDY, DAVID RIGG AND 6:00 PMERIC LICHTMAN, Dinner (RSVP 7:30 PM Kol Nidre Service PHOEBE WEINBERG on being called to the Torah as a B’nai Mitzvah YOM KIPPUR STUART JACOBS Saturday, October 8 on his induction into the Miami Beach Senior High School Hall of Fame 9:45 AM Children’s Program DR.Service ALAN MASON 10:00 AM Morning for beingAfternoon the Musical Director and a presenter 12:30 PM Programs URJ BiennialService in Washington, 4:30 PMat the 71st Yizkor memorial followedD.C. by Neila Closing Service and Sisterhood Break-theALEC ROSEN AND HIS FIRM, AJR & PARTNERS Fast (RSVP required) for receiving 3 prestigious Platinum and Gold awards for international marketing EREV SUKKOT communications excellence: Friday, October 14 Marcom 2011- marcomawards.com COHEN 6:00 PM “Sukkot LENNY under the Stars,” dinner on being named Hubert O. Sibley Elementary and service in the Sukkah followed by interactive School’s Teacher of the Year programs and Oneg Shabbat

SIMCHAT TORAH 20 October www.templeisrael.net Friday, 21

You Youand andthe theHoly HolyOne Onewith with No Book Betwesen No Book Between This is the title of the course our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Mitch Chefitz, presented at the National Havurah Institute this summer:

He’s offering it again here at Temple Israel

KOL NIDRE Sunday,

January 8, 2012

Friday, October 7 10:00 aM 6:00 pm Dinner (RSVP Required) Here’s how the course was described 7:30 pm Kol Nidre Service in the Institute catalog:

“The most profound, complete text concerning Jewish spirituality, Jewish mysticism, or the Kabbalah is . . . the siddur. Saturday, October The prayerbook. Within8the siddur, the morning prayer service is the most complete. It contains both the reading of the Sh’ma and 9:45 am Children’s Program the Amidah. In it you will find a profound series of spiritual 10:00 am Morning Service exercises to take you through the Four Worlds of Jewish spirituality.

YOM KIPPUR

12:30 pm Afternoon Programs

“But what happens when we put the prayer book down? Without 4:30 pm Yizkor memorial Service followed by Neila the substance of the book to block our line of sight, we see the Closing Service andvisible. Sisterhood Holy One who is always Much asBreak-the-Fast the early rabbis built the prayer upon the order of sacrificial offerings, we’ll review (RSVPservice required) the order of prayer in the morning service and build . . . as deeply as we dare.”

EREV SUKKOT

The course was received Friday, October 14 well at the Institute by veterans and novices alike. We expect it will be received as well at Temple Israel. 6:00 pm “Sukkot under the Stars,” dinner and No reservations necessary. service in the Sukkah followed by interactive Friends are welcome.

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Scholar-in-reSidence

Reflections on Rabbi Jack Riemer to understand. So, I explained it. “You know,” one of the participants said, “Heschel should have had some readers go through his manuscript to pick things like this up. Another paragraph or two of explanation would have been welcome.” That’s when Jack spoke. He said, “Would you be kind enough to turn to page 427?” Continued on page 21 January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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Reflections on Rabbi Jack Riemer Page 427 is the last page of the book, titled Acknowledgment. Heschel writes, “For valuable suggestions, the author is grateful to Professor Maurice Friedman, to Professor Fritz Kaufmann, and to Rabbi Jacob Riemer who have read all or parts of the manuscript.” We had an editor of God in Search of Man at the table and didn’t even know it. We know it now. Rabbi Riemer will be with us again January 18th at noon.

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Presidential Perspective One ingredient in that revisioning process, as we have long understood but were reminded through the Biennial’s educational programming, is a commitment to improving and expanding our highly regarded Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center. Not only does our ECC provide a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for children, but the religious and cultural values instilled by the ECC staff will prepare the children to become leaders of tomorrow. To provide the ECC with even more resources to fulfill its mission, it is vital that the ECC be assisted by a group of dedicated leaders from our Temple, our community, and parents to identify goals and set policies for the future course of the ECC. In other words, the ECC is too valuable a community resource to merely be an adjunct of the Temple. So, too, must we repurpose our cultural offerings to encourage the continued commitment to high-quality programming within a framework that is responsive to our community’s needs and desires. The Temple Israel Campus remains an inviting place. We have the ability to invite so many more to our facilities through exciting, vibrant, thoughprovoking, and relevant programming. Just listen to the excitement among the conversations of the 600-plus attendees at our standing room only Winter Jewish Music Concert on January 14 and you will know there is a hunger in our midst for provocative, entertaining, and interesting programs. To better accomplish that goal, we must identify those people both within and outside our Temple who can create the vision and policies to make a self-sustaining cultural center a reality. Our inviting physical campus - to be newly refreshed with the addition of beautiful oak trees to our campus in coordination with Tu B’Shevat in February - continues to draw the attention of both Temple Israel members and people from the community. With the success of Bridgepoint Academy, our facilities are seen and used by an ever 20

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widening array of people. The continued revitalization and upkeep of our buildings, perhaps even the addition of other facilities, requires careful oversight by knowledgeable professionals. Thus, the creation of an oversight group to monitor, preserve, and coordinate our physical plant, with an understanding of the financial needs to keep our campus and our doors always open, is in process. Throughout our revisioning, Temple Israel will remain true to the principles on which it was founded. In a manner worthy of our community today, we will continue to be the center of progressive Jewish Miami. I ask you to find that level of time, energy, and resources to help grow our Temple as a place for beauty, creativity, and spirituality in perpetuity. Shalom Aleinu. Ben Kuehne, President TemplePresident@kuehnelaw.com

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Marla’s Meisele Marla’s MeiseleMaysele... Maysele...

(my little (my littlestory) story)

in our Temple community has a place in the unity of our in our Temple community a place in the unity of our vivision as a people. Findinghas opportunities that capitalize on sion as a people. Finding opportunities thatthe capitalize on everyone’s individual talents may not take greatness everyone’s individual talents may not takeon the greatness of of a Jacob—maybe it just takes willingness the part of our a Jacob---maybe it justforward takes willingness ontheir the part of our Temple family to come and to offer strengths. Temple to come to forward and to offer their strengths. It is ourfamily responsibility help each member to find a role It isplay our in responsibility tosustaining help each member to find a role to to creating and our Temple community. play creating and sustaining our itTemple community. In our In ourin 90th year, more than ever is important that we be 90th year,among more than it ismake important that weat be Temple countcounted thoseever who a difference ed among thoseMiami. who make a difference at Temple Israel of Israel of Greater Greater Miami. More than just the desire to be returned to the land of More than the desire befamily, returned to the land prompromise tojust be buried withtohis Jacob sets anof example ise to be buried histhe family, Jacob sets an Jofor Joseph that with always hope of return toexample the landfor is the seph that always of return to the land is the dies dream dream that needsthe to hope live beyond their years. Joseph at thatend needs live beyond their years. Joseph the end the andtothough his funeral march backdies to at Canaan is and though his funeral marchpromise back to to Canaan is delayed, he delayed, he makes his family take his bones out makes his family promise to take his bones out of Egypt. of Egypt. Despite all of life’s diversions the eye on the prize is always must return to for our our patriarchs patriarchsaaremembrance remembrancethat thatwewe must return thethe source of of ourour strength --the to source strength —theholy holyland-land— and that as ofthe thepromise, promise,we wemust muststart startout out make jourpeople of toto make thethe journey neyfreedom. to freedom. to As this ends the book of Genesis we recite: Chazak Chazak v’Nischazeik “Be strong, be strong, and gather strength.” And so may Temple Israel of Greater Miami go from strength to strength. can bebe involved in our 90th90th anTo learn learn more moreabout abouthow howyou you can involved in our niversary events contact V.P FundraisingEdythe- Kerness anniversary events contact V.P. Fundraising Edythe at: kerness@comcast.com. Thank you. Kerness at: kerness@comcast.com. Thank you. 1Vayechi—12th 1. Vayechi—12thweekly weeklyTorah Torahportion portionlast lastbook bookofofgenesis genesis47:28-50:26 47:28-50:26 commentaries 2. According to article by Rav Meir of Bar Ilan according to the commentaries. January 2012 / Tevet-Shevat Volume 70 Number 5

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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. JANUARY 6: Harry Albert Lynn Beller Ruth Blum David Blumberg Theodore Benjamin Chertok Lena Coleman Ellard G. Conn Minnie Dein Minnie Eisenberg Charles Elias John Albert Engel Ada May Eppstein Hyman Feldman Minnie Feldman Florence Flayderman Rosabel Hoffman Freed Rae S. Gluck Robert Golin Harry Granger Carl N. Hageman Samuel Hirschensohn David I. Joseph Arthur S. Kahn Jacob H. Kaplan Molly Leah Koftoff Myrtle Koller Laurence Landow Michael Arthur Levene Isabel Levkoff Hattie Maas Abe Mann Felix Metzger Ethel Blumer Olitzky Rose Olson Emily E. Osovskaya Ruth Reader David E. Reinwald Joseph Ruzow Jennie Behrend Salomon Norbert Salter Leopold L. Schwartz Frank Seiden Jacob M. Seidenberg Rose Levy Simpson Esther Smilow Herbert Sobel Jess H. Speyer

Freda Yubas Wolkowsky Leo Zeltner JANUARY 13: Emil Avrack Clara Blumberg Jennie Brookmier Philip Caminiti Paul Ivan Carp Abraham L. Carson Joseph Cooper Irving Cracovaner Robert Eisenberg Jesse Eugene Farber Milton L. Farber, Sr. Dr. Milton Feidelman Andrew W. Fisher Louis Francis Ben Freedenberg Jeanne Friedman Elsie Getzug Jose B. Gildred Lee H. Goldman Bessie Goldstein Eleanor A. Good Alan W. Gorovsky Ruth Marx Graff Morris “Pat” Greene Julius A. Greenhouse Barry C. Gross A.J. Harris James Mane Hays Rae Hurwitz Albert L. Kahn Adele Hoffman Kaplan Albert Kaplan Leonard S. Katz Philip Lefkowitz Joseph A. Levenson Randy B. Lewis-Berzolla Florence Lomaskin Louis Meisel Emma Meyer Rita Miller Matthew H. Payton Leonard Mark Price Felice L. Rich Jesse Riesner Solomon Riesner

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Isaac Leon Riff Morris Schonwald Violet Schwartz Ida Stolar Victor L. Sussberg Sarah Taicher Robert S. Todd Abraham Weiner William Wertchafter JANUARY 20: Lawrence Adler Lillian Arnold David W. Basker Elizabeth Berel Joseph Berg Louis W. Cohen Charles C. Dawe Abram Engler Charles Fox Minnie Friedman James F. Furlong Francine Caminiti Gonyea Lillian Gutman Betty Hoffman Rosalie Hoffman Harold M. Kaiser Hyman Kaplan Dorothy W. Kauffman Abe Kohn Evelyn Kohn Hannah Levin Ruth Levy Leon M. Lundy Pauline (Peppi) Marks Samuel Matz Fannie Mendelson Lena Miller Bernard Palley Louis E. Pallot Carrie Rosen Betty Hilda Rosenthal Nellie E. Rudolph Lester A. Russin May G. Schiff Graycie Seiden Rebecca Siegel Samuel L. Smith Leo Stein

Morris Vigdor Julia Weiner Isabelle M. Wolfstein Edna Wolkowsky Israel Zilber JANUARY 27: Louis Adler Gertrude Barish Simmie Barnett Jeff Beck Isidore Bender Esther Blattner Benjamin Joel Bronston Conrad J. Charmak Isidor Cohen Leonard Epstein Joseph Field Rita Gellis Mary Gitelman Lena C. Goldstein Max Green Samuel Grossman Dorothy Hirsh Jacobs Jeanette Jacoby Zalman Aron Josub Gertrude Plaut Kallen Sol Karp Nettie Marshall Klein Florence Kovner Minnie Langsam Ethel Lee Jennie D. Lion Esther Mendelson Shepard N. Nelson Max Orovitz Max Pepper Max Reigel Louis Ross Robert H. Saltman Eva Sawitz Sydney Schachter Howard Schaeffer Selma Segal Monte Selig Alfred Siegel Hyman Smith Isabel Weinberg Edwin Weiner Mitchell Wolfson


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We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support Temple Israel of Greater Miami by remembering and honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions. MEMORIAL FUND Bunny Greenberg in memory of Jacob Greenberg Julie and Jerome Moskowitz in memory of Ann Moskowitz Jeffrey Lefcourt in memory of Miriam Lefcourt Sandra Goldstein in memory of Harry Simon Len and Judy Linton in memory of Harry May Alec Rosen and Family in memory of Ruth Kargman Phyllis Nabat and Family in memory of George Ellenstein Lois Dolgoff in memory of Herbert Dolgoff Lois Siegel in memory of Jay Siegel Nancy K. Novell and Family in memory of Dr. Howard Novell Ursula Metzger-Wellisch in memory of Edith Margolius, Hans Margolius Stephen R. Brenner in memory of Georgia Roth Brenner Charles Stuzin in memory of David Stuzin Esta Friedman in memory of Richard Friedman, Israel Gitelman Bob Waterstone in memory of Harold Zagon Alexander Glenn in memory of Larry Anders Albie Hohauser in memory of Leo Hohauser Helen C. Cowen in memory of Edward L. Cowen Reva Wiseman in memory of Arthur Schwartz RADIO-INTERNET FUND Mortimer and Joy Fried in memory of Meyer Fine Joan Schaeffer in memory of Anna Schaeffer Yuki and Larry Denmark in memory of Robert D. Grossman, Sr. Joan Getz and Family in memory of Walter Lavigne, Archie Brick, Clara Brick, Bertha Brick Dr and Mrs. Jerome Moskowitz, Scott, Hilary and Gregg in memory of Herbert Tenenbom Amy and Leonard Stolar in memory of Allen Bernstein Linda Brickman and Stanley Krieger in memory of Leon Kaplan, Irving Krieger Julie and Jerome Moskowitz in memory of Ann Moskowitz Michelle and Richard Krinzman in memory of Frankie, wife of Harry Ryttenberg, Lois Kandell’s father Dena Glazer in memory of Rosaline Jaffe Pat Randolph in memory of Robert, son of Eleanor Selik Sandy Brawer Koplon in memory of Joseph Brawer Esther Reckles in memory of Lena Peters Richard and Susie Goldberg in honor of the 80th birthday of Marlin Lewis Eve Pinder in honor of Rabbi Jody Cohen Edythe and Elton Kerness in honor of Stu Jacobs being inducted into the Miami Beach Senior High School Hall of Fame Edythe and Elton Kerness in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of David Rigg

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 Phyllis Littman at 305-573-5900 ext. 405 or plittman@templeisrael.net.

THANK YOU TO OUR MOST RECENT SPONSORS: Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class-Judith Landy, Eric Lichtman, David Rigg and Phoebe Weinberg Antolin Carbonell in honor of the birthday of Gary Brown

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................................................................................................................................................................................... Contributions continued Tillie G. Brandes donation RADIO GUILD Marilyn and Irving Kreisberg Lila and Harold Klein IN APPRECIATION OF CLERGY Phoebe Weinberg in honor of Rabbi Jody Cohen JOSEPH R. NAROT ENDOWMENT FUND Richard and Bradley Bermont in memory of Phyllis Newman Ethel and Al Solomon in memory of Emanuel Goldweber THE JONI AND STANELY TATE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Joni and Stanley Tate in memory of Morton Greenwood Joni and Stanley Tate in honor of the 98th birthday of Harold Menowitz FLOWER FUND Michelle and Richard Krinzman in memory of Suzanne Peck’s mother Shirley Feidelman and Family in memory of Anne Feinberg Harriett Bulbin in memory of Joseph Bulbin DOROTHY SEROTTA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM Dr. Maurice Serotta in memory of Robert Levin, David Serotta, Louis Serotta, Dorothy Serotta Frances Siegel in memory of Ruth Lillian Siegel Judy Smigel in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of David Rigg CHARLES HELD, JR. MEMORIAL FUND TO FEED THE HUNGRY Krinzman Family in memory of Allen Bernstein Pat Randolph in memory of Robert, husband of Lois Auerbach Ben Bush donation THE DENMARK LIBRARY Yuki and Lawrence J. Denmark in memory of Evelyn Denmark, Irving Denmark LEARNING PROJECT Bob Waterstone in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of David Rigg JACOBY TORAH Paula and Arnold Berkins in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of David Rigg BORNSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of Ben Giller’s 90th Birthday: Michelle and Richard Krinzman, Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin, Annette Eisenberg, Peter and Kerrin Bermont, Dody and Ken Raskin, Debra and Gerald Schwartz, Esta Friedman, Yvon Joly B. B. AND GRACE GOLDSTEIN MUSIC FUND Nancy and Neil Schaffel in memory of Muriel Rosen Phoebe Weinberg in honor of Cantor Michael Glozman RABBI COLMAN A. ZWITMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Elyn E. Silverman Homs in memory of Raymond Homs Harriett Bulbin in memory of Frederick Bulbin Joan Schaeffer in memory of Marilyn Ellis Larry and Brandy Primak in memory of Marilyn Ellis Susan and Ed Goldberg in memory of Marilyn Ellis Isabel and Jose Montoto in memory of Marilyn Ellis Joan Schaeffer in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Ari Mairena MARJORIE SCHILLINGER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jack Schillinger and Lynn Schillinger in memory of Marjorie Schillinger, Harvey Kahn TEMPLE ISRAEL Dr. Mark Walker and the Walker Family Charitable Trust donation to the Recycling Program Joseph and Benita Schwartz donation 24

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9:30 AM: Shabbat Service (Chapel) 10:30 AM: Joseph’s Table (Board Room) 10:30 AM: Text & Togetherness (Next) (Chapel) 8:00 PM: Winter Jewish Music Concert (Sanctuary)

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For more information, call 305.576.4000, ext. 621 Tickets are $5 each or $18 for 4 tickets Ample parking available in 2 public garages: On the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


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for me. me. for 2. I’m thankful for for my my friends friends because because they they keep keep me me 2. I’m thankful happy when I’m bored. happy when I’m bored. 3. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for all all the the soldiers soldiers that that protect protect us us because because ifif 3. we didn’t didn’t have have them, them, II woudnt woudnt be be writing writing this. this. we 4. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for food food and and water water because because I’m I’m lucky lucky enough enough 4. to have them. to have them. 5. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for my my teachers teachers because because they they keep keep me me 5. educated. educated. 6. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for clothing clothing because because some some people people aren’t aren’t as as 6. fortunate. fortunate. 7. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for my my pets pets because because they they keep keep me me company. company. 7. 8. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for music music because because itit gives gives me me something something to to 8. do. do. 9. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for doctors doctors because because they they keep keep me me healthy. healthy. 9. 10. I’m I’m thankful thankful for for sports sports because because they they keep keep me me active active 10. Robert Csete: Csete: Robert 1. Food 1. Food 2. Water Water 2. 3. Family Family 3. 4. Sisters 4. Sisters 5. Toys 5. Toys 6. Homes Homes 6. 7. School School 7.

8. Freedom Freedom 8. 9. Music Music 9. 10. Cars Cars 10. All these things they they keep keep me me happy. happy. All these things I’m thankful for my family because they put put me me first first before before I’m thankful for my family because they themselves. themselves. Zev Pilshaw Pilshaw Zev 1. I am thankful for for food food because because some some people people have have no no food. food. 1. I am thankful 2. Family Family because because people people have have no no family. family. 2. 3. Home Home because because some some people people need need shelter. shelter. 3. 4. Bed because people sleep on the floor. 4. Bed because people sleep on the floor. 5. Friends Friends because because some some kids kids don’t don’t have have friends. friends. 5. 6. II am am thankful thankful for for living living in in America. America. 6. 7. II am am thankful thankful for for school school because because some some people people have have no no 7. money for school. money for school. 8. II am am thankful thankful for for blankets blankets because because some some people people get get cold. cold. 8. 9. II am am thankful thankful for for books books because because they they teach teach you you stuff. stuff. 9. 10. II am am thankful thankful for for clean clean water water 10. Nick Futernick Futernick Nick 1. My My family family because because they they always always cheer cheer me me up up 1. 2. My My animals animals because because she she sleeps sleeps with with me me 2. 3. My My friends friends because because they they play play with with me me 3. 4. My house because it gives me shelter 4. My house because it gives me shelter 5. My My school school 5. 6. My My health health 6. 7. My life 7. My life 8. A safe world 8. A safe world 9. Freedom Freedom 9. 10. My My teachers teachers 10.

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HigHligHts for CHai litEs Advertising can be a highlight for our Temple Israel Chai Lites which is a well read and information monthly bulletin that reaches out to all our members as well as other people throughout greater Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

If you can reach out to potential advertisers such as restaurants that you frequent, cleaners that you use, beauty salons and barber shops and any other business that you deal with, you will be helping us ensure that Chai Lite can continue to be a beautiful four-color bulletin that we all enjoy. Please consider taking some time to see if you can entice some owners into becoming advertisers in our Chai Lites bulletin. If you are in business we hope you will consider an ad in Chai Lites.

Our prices are extremely reasonable and reach an audience that has great financial capacity. We will also, for a $1,000 payment, offer a full page ad as well as a space that will announce that this monthly issue is dedicated by the particular advertiser. This can be a business ad or a dedication in honor of a life cycle event. When you solicit an ad, I would suggest you bring a copy of our Chai Lites so the advertiser will realize the lovely publication we send. If you you have have any any questions questions or or require require more more copies copies of of the the ad ad rates rates and and Chai Chai Lites, Lites, If please call call Marla Marla Towbin Towbin at at the the Temple Temple office, office, 305-573-5900, 305-573-5900, ext. ext. 404. 404. please

We look look forward forward to to hearing hearing from from you you and, and, hopefully, hopefully, having having you you tell tell us us that that you you have have been been We successful and we have some new advertisers. successful and we have some new advertisers. Sincerely, Sincerely, Edythe Kerness Kerness Edythe Vice President President –– Fundraising Fundraising Vice

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for me. 2. I’m thankful for my friends because they keep me happy when I’mth bored. 3. I’m thankful for all the soldiers that protect us because if we didn’t have them, I woudnt be writing this. 4. I’m thankful for food and water because I’m lucky enough to haveDECEMBER-JUNE: them. Bloomingdale’s Ultimate Prize Raffle 5. I’m thankful for my teachers because they keep me educated.JANUARY 14: Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert 6. I’m thankful for clothing because as FEBRUARY 26: Marcia Zerivitzsome and people Dr. Paularen’t George... fortunate. An Ever-changing Tapestry: 7. I’m thankful my pets because they90 keep meof company. Templefor Israel and Miami Amid Years Dynamism 8. I’m thankful for music because it gives me something to MARCH 18: Dr. Kurt Stone Temple Israel at 90! do. A Celebration in Celluloid 9. I’m thankful for doctors because they keep me healthy. 10. I’m thankful forMARCH sports 31: because they keep me active Confirmand Reunion

90 Anniversary Celebrations

Robert Csete: MAY 6: Renewal of Vows/Commitments 1. Food MAY 18: 90th Gala “Birthday” Party 2. Water MAY 18: Publication of 3. Family Temple Israel Times - 90 years of News 4. Sisters 5. Toys JUNE 15: 90th Annual Meeting, 6. Homes Election and Ultimate Raffle Prize 7. School

8. Freedom 9. Music 10. Cars All these things they keep me happy. I’m thankful for my family because they put me first before themselves. Zev Pilshaw 1. I am thankful for food because some people have no food. 2. Family because people have no family. 3. Home because some people need shelter. 4. Bed because people sleep on the floor. 5. Friends because some kids don’t have friends. 6. I am thankful for living in America. 7. I am thankful for school because some people have no money for school. 8. I am thankful for blankets because some people get cold. 9. I am thankful for books because they teach you stuff. 10. I am thankful for clean water

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Nick Futernick 1. My family because they always cheer me up 2. My animals because she sleeps with me www.downtownbayforum.com 3. My friends because they play with me 4. My house because it gives me shelter 5. My school 6. My health 11:30 am 7. My life 8. A safe world For more information contact 9. Freedom Annette Eisenberg (305) 757-3633 10. My teachers

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HIGHLIGHTS for FOR CHai CHAI litEs LITES HigHligHts Advertising can be a highlight for our Temple Israel Chai Lites which is a well read and information monthly bulletin that reaches out to all our members as well as other people throughout greater Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

If you can reach out to potential advertisers such as restaurants that you frequent, cleaners that you use, beauty salons and barber shops and any other business that you deal with, you will be helping us ensure that Chai Lite can continue to be a beautiful four-color bulletin that we all enjoy. Please consider taking some time to see if you can entice some owners into becoming advertisers in our Chai Lites bulletin. If you are in business we hope you will consider an ad in Chai Lites.

Our prices are extremely reasonable and reach an audience that has great financial capacity. We will also, for a $1,000 payment, offer a full page ad as well as a space that will announce that this monthly issue is dedicated by the particular advertiser. This can be a business ad or a dedication in honor of a life cycle event. When you solicit an ad, I would suggest you bring a copy of our Chai Lites so the advertiser will realize the lovely publication we send. If you have any questions or require more copies of the ad rates and Chai Lites, please call Marla Towbin at the Temple office, 305-573-5900, ext. 404. We look forward to hearing from you and, hopefully, having you tell us that you have been successful and we have some new advertisers. Sincerely, Edythe Kerness Vice President – Fundraising

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