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CLERGY AND STAFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi, Spiritual Leader M. Thomas Heyn

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 A Musical Interlude SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS EDUCATION AND YOUTH Notes from the ECC Religious School News

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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ADULT LEARNING

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GET INVOLVED Sisterhood Corner Dorothy Serotta Social Justice Forum

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WORSHIP January Schedule

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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Mazel Tov Birthdays & Anniversaries Yahrzeits

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SUPPORTERS

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JANUARY CALENDAR

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ext. 406 rabbi@templeisrael.net Mitchell Chefitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi, Scholar-in-Residence ext. 418 mchefitz @templeisrael.net Dr. Alan Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Music ext. 409 dralanmason@hotmail.com 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 Janice Baisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant ext. 405 jbaisman@templeisrael.net Iris Amador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bookkeeper ext. 407 iamador@templeisrael.net Ellen Goldberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing and Communications Coordinator ext. 409 egoldberg@templeisrael.net Gigi Epstein. . . . . Director of the Joni and Stanley Tate Early Childhood Center ext. 423 gepstein@templeisrael.net Valleen Aguilar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant ext. 421 vaguilar@templeisrael.net

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President Joan L. Schaeffer Henry E. Wolff, Jr.*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Administration Merri Mann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Education Ben Kuehne*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Endowment and Capital Campaign Strategic Planning

Howard D. Goldstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Public Relations Robert Glazier* Neil Rollnick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Real Estate Beco Lichtman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Programming Robert Waterstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President-Religious Affairs Carla Neufeld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Secretary Harris Reibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer Peter Bermont* Dr. Joan Bornstein* Orlee Bushman Marsha B. Elser* Martin Fine* Esta Friedman Cynthia Sobel Gold Susann Goldberg Dr. Andrew Gottlieb Michael Graubert, M.D. Frank Futernick Suzanne Hafkin Lance Harke Brian Hirsch Douglas M. Jacobs* Jane Kahn Jacobs* John Kanter

Edythe Kerness Michelle Krinzman Jannet Dannon-Mairena Arthur Marcus Richard Milstein Michael D. Orovitz* Norma A. Orovitz* Oliver Pfeffer Candace Ruskin* Jack Schillinger* Gerald K. Schwartz* Donna Seldes Michael A. Silver* Stanley G. Tate* Robert L. Waxman *Past President

ADVISORY COUNCIL Ben Kuehne, Chair* Leonard L. Abess JoAnne Bander Joe Farcus Seymour Hecker Douglas Heller Betsy Kaplan Elton J. Kerness Nathan S. Lee Lawrence Leitner

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RABBI’S MESSAGE Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn “It is a Tree of Life to all who hold fast to it, and all of its supporters are happy.” This oft-quoted verse from Proverbs (3:18) is sung in Hebrew in our chapel every Shabbat morning, and many children in our ECC and Religious School know its words in English. Understood in its original context, the tree metaphor refers to “wisdom” or, as our Sages later taught, “Torah.” Those who are steadfast in their embrace of it, they suggest, are happily and amply nourished. If such a promise is true for those who cleave to wisdom and Torah, the same is true for those who embrace what is blossoming here at Temple Israel. If you think about it, our community right now in this period of growth is like a tree. Like a tree, our community forms a complete system and is most healthy when all of its parts are functioning well. We know this is true at Temple Israel because there have been periods in our history of great cohesion and vitality. I see this cohesion and vitality returning, especially after our big “installation weekend” and the inauguration of our spirituality series. I can’t help but notice how this new period coincides with the season during which sap returns to the branches and buds of trees in Israel. This month’s festival of Tu b’Shevat (January 25-26) heralds and symbolizes this renewal, both in Israel and here in our own community. Like a tree’s roots, our community depends upon the ideas, interests, efforts and support of all its members. Like a tree’s trunk, our Temple’s physical structures and organizational infrastructures provide beauty and harmony, strength and stability. And like a tree’s branches, our community’s members bring goodness into the world, individually and collectively. It’s as though a natural circuit is being completed; an ongoing cycle of giving and receiving that involves and sustains all of its discrete elements. All of this system’s parts – roots, trunk, branches and leaves, flower and fruit – participate equally in this flow of energy. And like a tree which literally connects earth and heaven, we function best when we think about our relationships and activities in this way. When each member feels that he or she is an equally important part in the system we call Temple Israel of Greater Miami, we are able to function as we should. Anything less inhibits the optimal flow, individually and collectively.

The Spirit that infuses and animates our congregation must be allowed to reach down into the most ordinary places in our lives. It must be allowed to draw from these places the raw materials that are then transformed and elevated through the channels of our congregational family, touching people far beyond the boundaries of our own community. My task as a rabbi is to encourage this flow within our congregation through personal connection and meaningful engagement. This does not mean that I can be personally connected and engaged with each of our members on a regular basis. Though I strive to give 110% to outreach and “in-reach,” I seek to empower each and every member to find ways to stay personally connected and meaningfully engaged. When you experience the connection and engagement that is possible in and through our community, it’s easy to see how this flow generates and completes a cycle. During this season, as new life begins to stir in the roots and branches of trees in Israel, I urge you to renew and strengthen the personal connections that form the roots of our congregational community. And I urge you to renew and strengthen the forms of meaningful engagement that function as our branches, providing goodness beyond measure. Both together – personal connection and meaningful engagement – form a natural cycle, and all who participate in and support it are finding themselves happily and amply nourished.

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SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE The Purpose of Creation and Your Place In It

A Torah-Ted Talk (I wish I had heard 40 years ago), Sunday Jan 13, 10:30 AM

Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz Scholar-in-Residence

In recent months we’ve posted Torah-talks on the nature of Torah, blessings, prayer and creativity to the internet on You Tube. We have one more (at least) to do, this next one to explore the process of learning one’s purpose in the world. The purpose of creation is inherent

in the process of Creation. More important than knowing what the purpose of creation might be is to know one’s direction within the process. That direction changes from time to time. Major changes don’t happen often, but minor changes occur frequently. How does one learn that direction? Much in the same way a magnetic needle learns the direction of magnetic North. One suspends oneself so one can become frictionless. Then one is moved by an agency outside of oneself. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Of course, learning how to become frictionless is a process in itself. And learning how to open oneself to an outside agency requires significant adjustment. In this Torah-talk we’ll learn a model that clarifies the process, and, if there’s time left in the prescribed 18 minutes, some of the meditative discipline necessary to put that model into practice. If you miss the live taping of the Torah-talk, the 18 minutes should be posted on You Tube or available on templeisrael. net within a few days. Robert Glazier has been kind enough to do the taping and the posting. You might ask, if it’s going to be on the internet, why bother come to hear the talk in person? And, why schedule a public talk at all? Robert and I alone could tape 18 minutes and be done with it. As for why you might come, there is another hour for questions and answers beyond the 18 minutes. As for why the public presentation, this isn’t a talk I can give to a camera. I get no feedback from a camera. If there is any life to the talks, it comes from the participation, even passive participation of the people present. Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav has a teaching about this. When a teacher expresses words of Torah, he or she is transmitting direct light. When a student hears these words of Torah, he or she is receiving direct light. The teacher can’t be certain what the student is receiving. But, the words of Torah bounce off Continued on page 14 4

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PRESIDENTIAL

Perspective Beginning Again

Funny to write these articles in one time frame when they are read in another- which may be totally different. I just spent an evening attending a solidarity demonstration

Joan L. Schaeffer President for Israel which was deeply inspiring for me. It was inspiring because of the numbers in attendance and the wide diver sity of the attendees and the speakers. We are indeed a broad community. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was introduced by Norman Braman. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Marco Rubio and Frederica Wilson also spoke, as did some others, both Republican and Democrat. It was awesome to be in such a large group of people who disagree on many things, but all agree on standing strong with Israel. That was really heart- warming for me. One of the things that really touched me anew was something said by Debbie Wasserman Schultz…we MUST educate our children on the importance of Israel to the Jewish community. I think that one of the things I am becoming so aware of is the importance of community as it relates to Jewish continuity. That begins with the community of Temple Israel and our place in the larger Jewish community. We cannot, in my view, act as though we are an island unto ourselves. We are part of a larger Jewish community including the larger local community, and also the worldwide Jewish community. On that note, I am happy to report that we have been selected by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation as a partner with Create a Jewish Legacy for its inaugural year in Miami-Dade County. Thanks to Ben Kuehne, Vice President for Endowment and Capital Campaign, for his leadership in this process. We will join with other local synagogues, Jewish agencies and day schools to embark on a program to promote long range giving in the Jewish community for the benefit of Temple Israel and the local Jewish Community. Clearly, we are fortunate that we have a vibrant Jewish community here in South Florida of which Temple Israel is a highly respected player. Again, I am so clear that we must be all inclusive as we move forward as a Temple community. I look forward to increased dialog, participation and more activities which reach out to include all. Wishing you all the best for yet another New Year- the secular one. May it be filled with good things for you individually, for us as a Temple Israel community, and for the Jewish people as a diverse group. I encourage you to find your niche in the community and to participate fully for your personal benefit and for the benefit of us all. B’ShalomJoan L. Schaeffer, President


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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE “Be A Member, Bring A Guest.” Nearly 91 years ago a small dedicated group of friends with tremendous vision, met in a home to celebrate holidays together. In 1920, there were few Jewish congregations in Miami. No synagogue in which to pray. No Torah, no spiritual “home”, aside from the kitchen in which they sipped tea together. But to these pioneers, it was more an opportunity than an obstacle. They were new members of a growing community – a growing community that needed grocery stores, housing developments, new schools, and a synagogue of its own. So in the spirit that first drew them together, they reached out to their community, shared their vision, and built Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Now more than nine decades later, as we prepare to celebrate our 91st anniversary, I’d like to share with you a mutual vision of the future. Ours is an amazing congregation, blessed with a distinguished history and a future of unlimited potential. Our warmth, our programs, our Clergy, our lay leadership, our volunteers and our staff, are unparalleled in North American Jewry. And now, especially in our 91st anniversary year, it’s time for us to rekindle our pioneering spirit, and again reach out to friends, family and community. Only about 10% of Jews in our area are affiliated. I invite and encourage you to share Temple Israel of Greater Miami with those you know. Our goal in launching “Be A Member, Bring A Guest” is very simple: build our membership over the next 12 months. The process in achieving it is equally simple: each of us will reach out and bring a new family into the congregation. Host a Shabbat in the Home and invite friends and neighbors. Our Rabbi(s) Rabbi Heyn or Rabbi Chefitz will hold service in your home. Or, bring friends to Shabbat services, an Open House, a Schmoozefest, High Holy Days’ services, a Continuing Education course. You will be surprised how grateful and pleased others will be at your personal invitation. On many occasions, we have sought out a number of unaffiliated singles and families. Over a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner, we have shared the dream that is Temple Israel of Greater Miami, and told them about our extended spiritual community that awaits them here. And to our delight, many have made Temple Israel of Greater Miami their Jewish home. As one family put it “We knew we wanted to belong, and you taking the time to reach out to us made all the difference in the world.” Like those who foresaw a congregation in Greater Miami, let’s take on this challenge together. We are ready to join you, whether here at Temple, at a restaurant, or in your or your friend’s home. Besides helping to maintain Temple Israel as a strong and vibrant congregation, when you bring individuals or families into our community, your name, along with name(s) of our new

members, will be published together in Chai Lites. You will know as your friends will know, that you performed a great kindness by making them part of Temple Israel -- friends joined with friends – partners in shaping a rich Jewish future of ourselves, our children, our grandchildren and generations to come. That is our vision - “Be A Member, Bring A Guest.” Please let it be our collective vision. Help me bring to fruition our goal of new members over the coming months, as we celebrate our 91st anniversary. I look forward to hearing from you. We invite you to sit on the Membership Committee and help out, even if it is on one limited event. Thank you, Howard D. Goldstein Vice President Membership

A MUSICAL INTERLUDE Serving on a National Music Selection Committee I recently spent two days in the New York offices of the Union for Reform Judaism where I was invited to sit on a selection committee to Alan Mason determine the newest 16 Shabbat Director of Music and songs the union would be in for Doctor of Musical Arts selecting for their annual music publication. The members of the committee, chosen from across the country, were given 90 compositions to examine at home. We were instructed to listen to each composition three times, initially passing no judgment, then scoring them on a set of criteria provided, and then listening again to consider each song in relation to the complete collection of 90. For each of us, several long evenings of sitting at the computer were needed to download each selection and evaluate it according to the guidelines provided. The time spent in the New York office gave the committee the chance to meet face to face, listen to each selection again as a group, and then determine which 16 new compositions would be published and presented to the large membership of the URJ this year. The diversity of our choices was often surprising, as we spanned 40 years, criss crossed the United States, and each functioned differently, though significantly, in the musical leadership of the reform movement. Confidentiality was required during the entire process, but I promise you 16 brand new, trendy, hip, warm, engaging, and fabulous Shabbat selections in the next music publication put out by the Union for Reform Judaism. January 2013/Tevet-Sh’vat 5773 Volume 71 Number 7

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Special Events and Programs

5TH ANNUAL WINTER JEWISH MUSIC CONCERT saturday, january 19, 2013 | 8 pm in miami’s vibrant urban center

live on Airing V! JLT V) h Life T (Jewis

Come early for our Hors d'Oeuvre Food Reception at 6pm

6pm $18 Food Reception by 8pm $18 Concert www.jewishconcert.org to purchase tickets or call 1-800-838-3006 Bertha Abess Sanctuary Temple Israel of Greater Miami 137 NE 19th Street Miami, Florida 33132

Central Chavurah

PRESENTS AN ONGOING SERIES

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 7:00 PM IN KAPLAN HALL

First Mondays at the Temple MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 AT NOON

JEWISH JOURNEYS HOWARD B. ROCK, Ph.D. - A professor of American History at FIU for thirty-six years, Howard Rock has written extensively on the history of New York City. Among his many publications, his most recent work, Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865, is the first in a 3-volume set on the history of Jews in New York. Professor Rock will share with us what it was like when the first Jews arrived in New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654. Overcoming significant barriers and other challenges, he’ll relate how these early Jewish Americans succeeded in laying the foundations for a thriving community. Chavurah is open to all Temple members and their friends. In a casual setting we share our common interests, field different ideas, meet new friends, and enjoy light refreshments, too. For further information contact: Dody Raskin at 305-891-5823 or dodyraskin1@yahoo.com 6

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Sponsored by Temple Israel Sisterhood Bring a bag lunch; dessert and coffee provided. In addition to the lively chatter, sounds of clicking knitting needles and “bamming” mah jongg tiles look for the implementation of some new ideas which reflect group interests. For more information, please contact Gail Lewis at margaill@bellsouth.net or 305-374-2533.


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Jewish Spirituality Series DR. NATHAN KATZ: “CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY” Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7-9 PM According to a recent Pew study, more than 21% of Americans describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious,” a category that did not exist a decade ago. In an effort to make sense of this emerging, global trend, prolific author Dr. Nathan Katz, who has studied with and brought His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Miami three times, offers a working definition of “spirituality” that distinguishes it from both religion and values, differentiates between traditional and contemporary “secularized” forms of spirituality, and explores the interactions between spirituality and any number of human concerns: business, health care, the arts, and warriorship. Florida International University Research Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, Katz is Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Director of the innovative Program in the Study of Spirituality, and Academic Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. For decades he has been on the forefront of Hindu/Buddhist/Jain-Jewish dialogues, and is editor of the Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies.

RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO: “AMAZING CHESED” Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3, 2013 Ask most Jews if grace is a central concept in Judaism and an essential element in living Jewishly, and, chances are, their answer will be no. But that’s the wrong answer, Shapiro argues, who draws from many facets of Jewish wisdom to answer that question in the affirmative. Rabbi Rami Shapiro is recognized as one of the most creative figures in contemporary American Judaism. An award-winning author, poet, liturgist, and essayist, his prayers are included in worship services across the denominational spectrum of American congregations. Founding rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Miami, he has served spiritual communities worldwide.

MORE PROGRAMS TO FOLLOW! For more information about Temple Israel’s Jewish Spirituality Series, contact the Temple office at 305.573.5900 or info@templeisrael.net.

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SISTERHOOD’S ANNUAL

ROSH CHODESH CELEBRATION

Claiming Eve, Sarah, Ruth, and Esther: Encountering our Selves       

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Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. at Temple Israel Join us for a delightful Pot Luck Dinner and Interactive Process to explore the qualities we share, or would like to share, with these beloved Jewish heroines and discover our best selves in the process! By the end of the evening you’ll have a special Paper Object to take home. RSVP and tell us your dinner item: Temple Office by January 21st 305-573-5900 or info@templeisrael.net

Celebrate

Shabbat Service and Tu B’Shevat Oneg The Jewish New Year for Trees Friday, January 25, 2013 8:30pm Join us for a special Tu B’Shevat Oneg Shabbat

Commemoration of

Martin Luther King, Jr. Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:30pm Members of the Church of the Open Door UCC and others in the local community are invited to Temple Israel to share in a brief musical tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Both congregations will share some of their own instrumental and choral music with participation from our own Temple Israel Singers. Visitors are welcome to stay for the 7:30pm Shabbat evening service which will feature music by cantorial soloist Rebecca Schwartz as well as Bagels ‘n’ Box (a duo that combines Jewish liturgical music and beat-boxing.)

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:30am members of Temple Israel are invited to attend the morning worship service at the Church of the Open Door, located at 6001 NW 8th Ave., Miami.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 7:00pm Our two congregations will come together again at Temple Israel. for a full tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire community is invited to join us. Members of Faith in the City and the MCCJ, along with the synagogues and churches connected with those organizations will be joining us as well.

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NOTES FROM THE ECC In preparation for Tu B’Shvat PK parent, Vered Pasternak (Daniel’s Mom), introduced an amazing project: The philodendron plant. (native to South Florida) The idea came to her while observing Rabbi Tom’s story time with the children. He was teaching the kids about respect. Vered thought of a unique way to express to the children the concept of respect and coexistence through the philodendron plant. She brought in 2 long pieces of the philodendron plant with lots of pictures. She explained to the children that the philodendron plant can live all alone or it can climb on a tree. The tree and the philodendron plant can grow together and even though they are different they are still beautiful and still respecting one another. The children had an opportunity to touch the philodendron plant as Vered stretched it across the table. Each child took a small snip from the large plant. They gently held their plants and with great care prepared them for planting. The children will observe their clippings grow and just in time for Tu B’shvat, they will plant their philodendron plant to take home!

YOUTH ACTIVITIES The TIGM Christmas Eve Mitzvah Project at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless was begun eleven years ago by Jenna Green and Suze Sponder. Challenging as it is for children to experience homelessness, this reality is only exacerbated during the holiday season. This proud TIGM project ensures, at least, that about fifty children who would not have otherwise been given a Christmas gift, will indeed receive two or three. Taking a break from wrapping gifts are Suze Sponder (seated left), with many of her TIGM friends who came out to assist. Next to Suze are: Andy Gottlieb; Tisha Leavitt; Julian Gorelick; TIFTY sponsor—Deb Sherman-Gorelick; Andy’s students from the School for Advanced Studies, MDC-Wolfson—Ana Vidal and Jorge Zaldivar; Adam Gorelick; Victoria Gillette; TIFTY president—Masha Enriquez; Antonia Gillette; Julian Enriquez. Not pictured (taking photograph) is gift wrapper extraordinaire—Ellen Goldberg.

January Sababa will be January 4, 2013 A FUN AND ENGAGING SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (Ages 5 and under)

Join us for a special Shabbat led by Rabbi Tom Heyn and our song leader Mallie Duboff for an awesome Shabbat experience with your child(ren) in the award winning Sophie and Nathan Gumenick Chapel. January 2013/Tevet-Sh’vat 5773 Volume 71 Number 7

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ADULT LEARNING TUESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Tom Heyn

Get Involved

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SISTERHOOD CORNER

Integral Kabbalah

January 8, 15,22, 29 Suzanne Hafkin

WEDNESDAY NOONTIME LEARNING with Rabbi Chefitz

January 9, 16, 23, 30 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.”

The next program in a series of

TORAH-TED TALKS

given by our own Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Mitch Chefitz:

The Purpose of Creation (and Your Place In It) Sunday, January 13 10:30 am The Board Room Free and open to the community 10

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Donna Seldes Sisterhood Co-Presidents

Susie Goldberg

One of Sisterhood’s missions is to maintain a connection with the young people from our Religious School. There has always been support from within for various Religious School programs and activities: latkes and sufganiyot for Chanukah, a bake sale at the Purim Carnival, scholarships to underwrite Camp Coleman tuitions, just to mention a few. Additionally, around this time of year, those students who have left us to attend college receive a Chanukah “remembrance” package. Phyllis Littman, in conjunction with Lois and Lenny Klein and family who have underwritten this mission for as many years as anyone can remember, have worked diligently to continue our efforts. This year eighteen former Religious School students received packages as a reminder of their Jewish connection to Temple Israel. We must thank Phyllis, Lois and Lenny for making this project a continuing success! Time is fast approaching for our annual “Rite of Women” Rosh Chodesh event; an experience to which we all look forward and always enjoy! This year, we are all headed to Temple Israel on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious Potluck get-together! Once again, Walli Chefitz and Ellen Kempler are putting together a special program which is always wonderfully pertinent and very meaningful. The theme for the evening is Beloved Jewish Women: Paper Quilts – a celebration of our connection to the beloved Jewish heroines of our past. This is an event which epitomizes the essence of Sisterhood – always an evening of good company, good food, and absorbing purpose. Mark this date on your calendar: TRIVIA NIGHT: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple. Carla Neufeld and Linda Datko will once again combine their talents to create a night of challenging fun – so call all of your friends and relatives and put your tables of great minds together. Reservation information will be forthcoming.

THE LAST WORD:

Blessed is the generation in which the old listen to the young; and doubly blessed is the generation in which the young listen to the old.


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DOROTHY SEROTTA Social Justice Forum THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE “TO PROTECT, CONSERVE, PRESERVE, & RESTORE” WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Gary Brown

Successful Synagogue Sunday at Habitat for Humanity! TI event coordinator, Carla Neufeld says, “The house was all gray cement when we came and all white primer when we left 4 hours later… and the sod was laid around it… We had a lovely prayer circle and hugs all the way around before we departed.” THANK YOU TO HARDWORKING TEMPLE ISRAEL PARTICIPANTS: Enrique and Carla Neufeld, Larry Leitner, Oliver & Jennifer Pfeffer, Frances Siegel and Ruth Silimon, Judith Clein, Michael Sagmeister, and Chuck, Phyllis, & Laura Carlin

1) DO A HOME ENERGY AUDIT - visit FP&L online - switch to L.E.D. or compact florescent light bulbs - install low voltage programmable thermostat(s) / motion sensitive light switches - unplug electrical devices not being used or purchase smart power strips - convert to an on-demand (tankless) hot water heater / lower thermostat of existing water heater 2) CONSERVE WATER - install water- saving shower heads and faucets - fix leaky faucets and check for hidden leaks - convert to low flow bathroom fixtures - if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down - don’t leave water running while brushing teeth, shaving, washing dishes, cleaning foods, etc. - turn off water while soaping up in the shower -an average 5 min. shower consumes 12 to 50 gallons of water 3) RECYCLE - pre-cycle: think before you buy and reuse / recycle everything you can - purchase products made from recycled materials - recycle all paper, glass, plastic, and metal - visit ECOMB’s (ecomb.org) recycling resource database 4) ECO-WISE CONSUMING - use phosphate-free detergents - use natural / organic cleaners - promote eco - wise companies that are socially responsible - buy locally produced products / food - avoid products tested on animals - skip foods made with palm oil - palm oil farms are replacing natural habitat and farmers are slaughtering native Orangutans to extinction 5) CONSERVE FOSSIL FUELS / REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS - maintain your automobile(s) - keep tires properly inflated / don’t store heavy items in your auto - drive elegantly: accelerate modestly / brake gently. Most energy efficient speed is between 55 & 60 mph - vacation locally / purchase carbon offsets for air or cruise ship travel - use natural gas & electric appliances wisely

THE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON

JANUARY 16 7:00 P.M. The Environmental Action Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month ALL ARE WELCOME !!! HELP GREEN OUR SYNAGOGUE AND OUR WORLD

6) QUESTION PURCHASES OF “STUFF” - make purchases based on quality and durability vs. style and status - need vs. want - consider energy & resources used to produce “stuff” and where it will end up when disposed of 7) DECREASE OR ELIMINATE CONSUMPTION OF MEAT, CHICKEN, PORK AND FISH NOT TO MENTION DAIRY AND EGGS - energy intensive - millions of acres of land deforested to provide for grazing and grain production (as feed source) - billions of tons of untreated waste dumped into rivers and oceans - food animals and their waste produce massive greenhouse gases - significant ocean & lake pollution created to raise “farmed” fish - most fish now shipped from far-away lands/waters 8) GET INVOLVED !! - participate &/or financially support local and national environmental organizations - ECOMB, Sierra Club, The Tropical Audubon Society, & Friends of the Everglades to name a few - The Clock Is Ticking .... Sea levels have risen approx. 1 ft. since the mid 1950’s and are expected to rise another 1 1/2 to 2 feet by mid-century 9) COPY AND FREELY DISTRIBUTE THESE BULLET POINTS January 2013/Tevet-Sh’vat 5773 Volume 71 Number 7

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Worship and Spirituality

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January Schedule JANUARY 4 5:45 pm Sababa Shabbat - First Friday of every month 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by an Oneg Shabbat

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

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

JANUARY 25 7:30 pm Shabbat Service in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary followed by a Tu B’Shevat Oneg Shabbat

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RABBI HEYN’S MORNING SPIRITUAL PRACTICE Thursdays 8:00-8:30 am At the Chapel January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Followed by Coffee

INTEGRATIVE SHABBAT SERVICE Friday, January 18, 2013

There will be no Integrative Shabbat Service this month. Instead, please join us on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:30pm for a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

JOIN US ON FRIDAY EVENINGS 7:30-8:30 pm

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

JOIN US:

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

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE with Rabbi Heyn and Rabbi Chefitz 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Morning blessings, Psalms of praise, the Sh’ma with its meditations, and Standing in the Presence of the Divine. Sometimes with the prayerbook, sometimes not, but always seeking deep attachment.


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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.

January Anniversaries Jill Liebman and Feliciano Frusciante

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Craig and Leslie Coller

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Hope Wine and Mary Prados

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Julie Oppenheimer and Joshua Spector

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Natalie and Jeffrey Snyder

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Bernice and Paul Goldman

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Lissette Mendez and Oscar Musibay

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Beco Lichtman and Eric Lichtman

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Kenneth and Helyne Treister

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WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS SHERWIN GOLDMAN DONALD GOODSTEIN DR. ELIZABETH FENJVES RICK HIRSCH ROBIN LANDERS 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.

January Birthdays JoAnne Bander

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Michael Graubert

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Abigail Bushman

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Chaim LieberPerson

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Lauren Heller

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Kathleen Weil

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Julie Oppenheimer

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Michael Gaines

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Jenni Person

3

Larry Primak

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Deborah Sherman-Gorelick 3

Adam Becker

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Eric Hankin

4

Gary Brown

19

Jayme Berezdivin

5

Jennifer Gibbs

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Tony Rodriguez

5

Natanya Trazenfeld

19

Alexander Bokor

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Morty Fried

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Myriam Gerstein

6

Shelly Gottlieb

21

Michael Tarkoff

6

Nancy Schaffel

22

Peter Bermont

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Blythe Berkowitz

22

Nancy Gelles

7

Daniela Zaidenberg

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Herbie Klein

7

Arnold Wilpon

24

Henry Mairena

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Oliver Pfeffer

25

Robert Csete

8

Elton Kerness

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Daniel Goldstein

8

Joe McElwee

25

Richard Altshuler

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Howard Rukeyser

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Yuki Denmark

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MacAdam Glinn

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Phyllis Wickman

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Staci Kanter

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Jacqueline Edelstein

10 Lil Scher

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Marshall Stein

12 Julian Gorelick

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Constanza Del Posso

13 Stephen Hertz

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Rachel Coller

15 Dorothy Oren

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Feliciano Frusciante

15 Lea Pitchon

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Harriet Singer

15 Jacob Harke

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Jon Goldberg

16 Ruth Neinken

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Barbara Bisno

17 Elise Silver

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MAZEL TOV TO ENRIQUE NEUFELD

Our own Enrique Neufeld, The Wizard, of South Miami Awarded “Best of Show” AGAIN by the Antique Auto Club of America For Restoration of VW Karmann Ghia entered and displayed on Memory Lane 2012 at the South Florida International Auto Show on Miami Beach IRENE S. BARTRAM Mazel tov to Irene S. Bartram on the birth of her grandchild, ILAN ESTABAN BARTRAM, who was born December 9, 2012. Mazel tov to Ilan’s father, Spencer Bartram, his mother, Ligia Labrada, and his proud sister, Fiona Bartram. FIU STUDENT, NICOLE LINARES (daughter of proud mother, IVONNE LINARES), who was recently inducted into The Golden Key International Honor Society, Del Epsilon Iota Honor Society and was also awarded The Deborah Nathanson Scholarship, which recognizes young women excelling in the Tourism And Hospitality University Career.

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: RUTH STUZIN Mother of Charles Stuzin (Roz) JANOS FENJVES Father of Dr. Elizabeth Fenjves (Donald Goodstein) CHARLOTTE ROSE LOUIS FOSTER Husband of Sylvia Glazier Foster (z”l), and step-father of Temple Israel Past President - Robert Glazier (Dr. Alan Mason)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. .....................................................................................

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The Purpose of Creation and Your Place In It the student, and the teacher receives indirect light back. From the indirect light, the teacher hears the reflection of his or her own words of Torah and learns from that reflection. The teacher adjusts the teaching according to what is received. Without that indirect light, there is little illuminating about the teaching. No one is likely to learn more from a lesson than the teacher who teaches it. This is why Talmud Ta’anit says: From my teachers I have learned much; from my friends more than from my teachers; but, from my students, more than from all. Thank you for coming. If you can’t come, I look forward to seeing you on You Tube.


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YAHRZEITS JANUARY 4: Harry Albert Lucielle Beck Lynn Beller Ruth Blum Theodore Benjamin Chertok Ellard G. Conn Irving Cracovaner Minnie Eisenberg Ruth Price Elgart Charles Elias John Albert Engel Ada May Eppstein Hyman Feldman Sidney Feldman Helen H. Fisher Julie Berman Freidberg Robert Golin Rae S. Gluck Harry Granger Carl N. Hageman Benjamin Hecker Samuel Hirschensohn Herman J. Jacobs Molly Leah Koftoff Myrtle Koller Michael Arthur Levene Abe Mann Ethel Blumer Olitzky JANUARY 11: Emil Avrack Clara Blumberg

David Blumberg Jennie Brookmier Paul Ivan Carp Lena Coleman Minnie Dein Robert Eisenberg Jesse Eugene Farber Dr. Milton Feidelman Minnie Feldman Andrew W. Fisher Florence Flayderman Louis Francis Ben Freedenberg Jeanne Friedman Elsie Getzug Lee H. Goldman Bessie Goldstein Eleanor A. Good Alan W. Gorovsky Ruth Marx Graff Morris “Pat” Greene Julius Greenhouse Barry C. Gross Rae Hurwitz David I.Joseph Arthur S. Kahn Albert kaplan Jacob H. Kaplan Joseph A. Levenson Isabel Levkoff Randy Lewis-Berzolla Hattie Maas

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.

Louis Meisel Felix Metzger Rita Miller Rose Olson Leonard Mark Price Felice L. Rich Jesse Riesner Isaac leon Riff Joseph Ruzow Norbert Salter Howard Schaeffer Morris Schonwald Violet Schwartz Rose Levy Simpson Esther Smilow Jess H. Speyer Ida Stolar Victor L. Sussberg Sarah Taicher Robert S. Todd William Wertchafter Freda Yubas Wolkowsky JANUARY 18: Lawrence Adler Lillian Arnold David W. Basker Philip Caminiti Abraham L. Carson Louis W. Cohen Joseph Cooper Abram Engler Milton L. Farber, Sr.

Sylvia Foster Charles Fox Minnie Friedman James F. Furlong Jose B. Gildred Francine Caminiti Gonyea Lillian Gutman A. J. Harris James Mane Hays Betty Hoffman Rosalie Hoffman Albert L. Kahn Harold M. Kaiser Adele Hoffman Kaplan Hyman Kaplan Leonard S. Katz Dorothy W. Kauffman Abe Kohn Evelyn Kohn Philip Lefkowitz Ruth Levy Florence Lomaskin Leon M. Lundy Pauline (Peppi) Marks Samuel Matz Fannie Mendelson Emma Meyer Louis E. Pallot Matthew H. Payton Solomon Riesner Betty Hilda Rosenthal Nettie E. Rudolph

Graycie Seiden Samuel L. Smith Morris Vigdor Abraham Weiner Julia Weiner Isabelle M. Wolfstein Edna Wolkowsky JANUARY 25: Gertrude Barish Elizabeth Berel Joseph Berg Conrad J. Charmak Isidor Cohen Charles C. Dawe Joseph Field Lena C. Goldstein Samuel Grossman Jeannette Jacoby Zalman Aron Josub Gertrude Palut Kallen Sol Karp Ethel Lee Hannah Levin Esther Mendelson Lena Miller Max Orovitz Bernard Palley Max Reigel Carrie Rosen Louis Ross Leser A. Russin Robert H. Saltman

Eva Sawitz May G. Schiff Alfred Siegel Rebecca Siegel Hyman Smith Leon Stein Isabel Weinberg Edwin Weiner Israel Zilber FEBRUARY 1: Louis Adler Harry Barg Simmie Barnett Jeff Beck Isadore Bender Anna Bernstein Nettie T. Blasberg Esther Blattner Dorothy Blumer Benjamin Joel Bronston Carola Caine David Coleman Sarah Leach Daitch Leonard Epstein Max Farber F. harold Fisher Rita Gellis Adriene Newland Gillette Alexander Yaros Giraldo Mary Gitelman Philip Gitelman Robert Gold

Fannie Goldman Fred A. Goldstein Harry W. Goodman Max Green Morton R. Hirsch Sylvia Isberg Dorothy Hirsh Jacobs Adrienne Keller Nettie Marshall Klein Hortense C. Korach Florence Kovner Minnie Langsam Seth Levene Jennie D. Lion Sarah Narrow Shepard N. Nelson Hannah P. Neuhaus Max Pepper Robert B. Roesing Edith Hodes Rosen Sydney Schachter Albert Schlesinger Selma Segal Monte Selig Harry Shear David Solomon Isidor Stein Muriel Thal Mitchell Wolfson Rose Gruner Wolfson Moyshe Zilber

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Supporters

......................................................................................................................................................................................... We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support Temple Israel of Greater Miami by remembering and honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions. B. B. AND GRACE GOLDSTEIN MUSIC FUND Diane and Gary Glick for JLTV broadcast of 4th Annual Jewish Music Winter Concert Mark Goldberg and David Rigg for JLTV broadcast of 4th Annual Jewish Music Winter Concert Nancy and Neil Schaffel for JLTV broadcast of 4th Annual Jewish Music Winter Concert Philip M. Landau for JLTV broadcast of 4th Annual Jewish Music Winter Concert Sy Hecker and Bob Yocum for JLTV broadcast of 4th Annual Jewish Music Winter CANTOR JACOB G. BORNSTEIN AND DAVID SAMUEL BORNSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR JEWISH CAMPING OR YOUTH STUDY IN ISRAEL Marilyn Greenbaum in honor of Joan Schaeffer’s presidency, in honor of the marriage of Jessica Hafkin and in memory of James Orovitz DOROTHY SEROTTA SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM Gary Brown and Antolin Carbonell in response to year-end appeal Maurice Serotta in memory of Dorothy Serotta, David Serotta and Louis Serotta Environmental Action Committee Ben Kuehne and Lynn Kislak Pat and Marty Fine Environmental Action Committee - Film Festival Annsheila Turkel Joan Bornstein and Ben Giller Mark and Greta Walker Foundation Sara Leviten Steve Leidner FLOWER FUND Esta Friedman in memory of Richard Friedman Harriett Bulbin in memory of Joseph Bulbin Harriett Bulbin in memory of Rosabel Hoffman Freed Michael Pearlman in memory of Lillian Pearlman Michelle and Richard Krinzman in memory of Ruth Gidney Wagner IN APPRECIATION OF CLERGY Bob and Lisa Waxman to in honor of the Installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Fay May and Bob Prescott in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Gladys Cowen in memory of Rob Schechter Henry E. Wolff, Jr. in honor of the Installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Ivor Bamberger and Jeff Weiner in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Joan Schaeffer in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Joel and Rita Cohen in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Norma and Michael Orovitz in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn Pat Papper in appreciation Pat and Marty Fine in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn The Clergy and Staff of Temple Beth Shalom in honor of the installation of Rabbi Tom Heyn JOSEPH R. NAROT ENDOWMENT FUND Gladys Cowen in honor of the birthday of Dr. Joel Levin MEMORIAL FUND Albie Hohauser in memory of Leo Hohauser Arthur Marcus in memory of William Churchill Stewart 16

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We thank all those who contributed to underwriting some of the costs associated with our wonderful

Weekend of

Celebration and

Learning in honor of

Rabbi Heyn’s Installation.


.................................................................................................................................................................................... Barbara and Ed Sirkin in memory of Ruth Stuzin Bobby Waterstone in memory of Harold Zagon Charles Adler in memory of Nathan Adler Deborah Bussel and Steve Goldin in memory of Ruth Broad Diane Lindner in memory of Bella Colb Dr. Barry Matza in memory of Ruth Stuzin Elinor Aronovitz in memory of Ruth Stuzin Ethel and Al Solomon in memory of Emanuel Goldweber Francine and Larry Blum in memory of Ruth Stuzin Gloria and Morton Goudiss in memory of Ruth Bronstein Heidi Markovitz in memory of Klara Markovitz Helen and Jack Berne in memory of Ruth Stuzin Helen Cowen in memory of Edward L. Cowen Jackie and Bob Traurig in memory of Ruth Stuzin Jean and William Soman and Family in memory of Ruth Stuzin Jerry, Julie, Scott, Hilary and Gregg Moskowitz in memory of Ann Moskowitz Joan Getz and Family in memory of Clara Brick and Bertha Brick Leonard Linton in memory of Harry May Linda Brickman and Stanley Krieger in memory of Irving Krieger and Leon Kaplan Lois Dolgoff in memory of Herbert Dolgoff Lois Siegel in memory of Jay Siegel Michelle and Richard Krinzman in memory of Herbert Warner Michelle and Richard Krinzman in memory of Ruth Stuzin Mr. Alan Bernstein in memory of Ruth Stuzin Nancy and Neil Schaffel in memory of Muriel Rosen Nancy B. Orovitz in memory of Ruth Stuzin Neil and Madelyn Messinger in memory of Ruth Stuzin Pat and Marty Fine in memory of Ruth Stuzin Pat Papper in memory of Emanuel Papper Phyllis and Roy Hellman in memory of Mollie Lieberman and Ernest Lieberman Rhoda and Morris Levitt in memory of Ruth Stuzin Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin in memory of his father Roger W. Epstein in memory of Myrtle Koller Sandra and Julian Goldstein in memory of Anna Goldstein Sandra Brawer Koplon in memory of Joseph Brawer Scott Leslie in memory of Ruth Stuzin Shirley Feidelman in memory of Anne Feinberg Sonny Baida and Family in memory of Arthur Baida Stephen R. Brenner in memory of Georgia Roth Brenner The Pfeffer Family in memory of Hester Kapelow William Lehman, Jr. in memory of Ruth Stuzin Yuki and Lawrence Denmark in memory of Irving Denmark RADIO-INTERNET FUND Donna Seldes in memory of Marc Seldes Jessica Hafkin in honor of Rabbi Heyn Norma and Michael Orovitz in memory of Jerry Kwait Patty Craven in memory of Janice Gottlieb Smith Shirley Spear in memory of Esther Spear Sue and Martin Cohen in memory of Dr. Milton J. Feidelman and

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

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For more information or to sponsor, please contact Temple office at 305-573-5900 or

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Sunday

Monday

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Wednesday 8:00 AM:

ECC Closed

1 ECC Resumes 2 12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

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12:00 PM: Sisterhood First Mondays

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10:30 AM: Torah-TED Talk – “The Purpose of Creation”

Closed in observance of Martin Luther King’s Day

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Closed in observance of Martin Luther King’s Day

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7:00 PM: Community tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 9:30 AM: Religious School

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8:00 AM: Rabbi Heyn’s Morning Spiritual Practice 5:30 PM: Temple Israel Singers 7:00 PM: Rabbi Heyn’s weekly adult learning series, “The Practice of Spirituality”

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

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9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

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11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table (Next)

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

12:00 PM:

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Heyn -Integral Kabbalah

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

8:00 AM: Rabbi Heyn’s Morning Spiritual Practice 5:30 PM: Temple Israel 5:30 PM: Social Justice Singers 7:00 PM: Rabbi Heyn’s Committee Meeting weekly adult learning 7:00 PM: Environmental series, “The Practice of Action Committee Spirituality” & Central Chavurah Meeting

6:30 PM:

9:30 AM:

Jr. 7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Oneg

11:00 AM: Joseph’s Table (Next) 6:00 PM: Concert Food Reception by gigi 8:00 PM: Winter Jewish Music Concert

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Heyn -Integral Kabbalah

12:00 PM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Chefitz

7:30 PM: Shabbat Service and Tu B’Shevat Oneg

9:30 AM: Shabbat Service

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12:00 AM: Noontime Learning with Rabbi Heyn -Integral Kabbalah

6:30 PM: Programming 5:30 PM: Ru’Ach Committee Committee Meeting Meeting

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