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INSIGHT Volume 16, No. 5, Summer 2017/5777 Sivan/Tammuz/Av/Elul

into Temple Israel of Boston

Making our way together from Passover to Shavuot Confirmation Through the Years (pages 12-13) Celebrating Chris Noe’s Presidency at TI (page 4) Living Judiasm Together: Our Partnerships (pages 8-9)


“Enlighten our eyes with Your teaching, and let


our hearts embrace Your commandments.� - Morning Liturgy


build community and encounter the sacred through relationships. embrace Torah in all its dimensions as our enduring source for inquiry, discovery, and inspriation. explore spirituality and innovate our traditions of ritual and prayer. pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be.

The Temple Israel community gathered together at Stepping Out to end Shabbat with Havdalah.

are Ohavei Yisrael, Lovers of Israel, committed to the vitality, peace, and well-being of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world. draw strength from our diversity, and wisdom from all who walk through our open doors.

IN THIS ISSUE... The TI Scene and Book Review................................3 Farewell and Thank You to Chris Noe........................4 Gary Pforzheimer, Marc Rysman, & New Members.....5 TI Welcomes a Cantorial Intern................................6 Israel with Temple Israel..........................................7 Living Judaism Together: Partnerships.................8-9 Raising Our Children................................................10 Millenial Outreach..................................................11 Confirmation Through the Years...........................13 Stepping Out: Your Story, Our Story.........................14 The Earth Needs You...............................................15 Life Cycles, Yahrzeits, & Contributions................16-26 Calendar...........................................................27-29 Annual Gathering Announcement.........................32


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Temple Israel teens at the L’Taken Seminar in Washington, D.C.

KIDS BOOK REVIEW By Aitana Mares-Van Praag, Age 8 “Have you ever wanted a dog so badly that you would do anything for it? Well, Zelly Fried did! If you’re curious about this, then you should read When Life Gives You O.J., by Erica S. Perl. In this book, Zelly’s Zayde, who was named Ace, came up with a crazy plan including a practice dog named “O.J.” (which was actually an old jug of orange juice.) Every day, Zelly fed O.J. dry dog food and water, and went outside to dump it. She had to give it three exercise walks while her best friend Allie was having fun at camp. Is Ace’s embarrassing plan going to work, or will Zelly get a puppy at the end? You’ll have to read to find out!”

Expectant Parents Brunch

Aitana Mares-Van Praag, Book Reviewer Purim 5777

Cantor Einhorn watches as the Sofer fixes the Torah

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During my time as Board President of Temple Israel, people have come up to me and expressed their gratitude for my leadership of our congregation. My response has always been the same - it is the least I can do for a community that has given so much to me and my family. In this, my last Insight article as President, I want to take the opportunity to expand upon my response. I don’t want to give the impression that I view my service to Temple Israel as a form of quid pro quo – Temple Israel gave something to me so I need to give something to Temple Israel. That’s transactional Judaism, and there’s too much of that in this world, in my opinion. Rather, it is an affirmation on my part of the tremendous impact that synagogues (ours in particular) make in the lives of so many, with me and my family being just one example. There are many important Jewish institutions, but synagogues are unique in that only they “make Jews.” I am proud to have done what little I can to enable Temple Israel to survive and thrive in fulfillment of its sacred mission. And now for some final words of thanks. To my fellow officers, Gary Pforzheimer (VP) and Marc Rysman (Treasurer), thank you for your tireless dedication, insightful counsel, and friendship. To the clergy both past and present, I continue to be amazed by your collective intellect, creativity, and passion. We are a truly fortunate community to have each and every one of you in our midst.

Chris Noe at Consecration 2016

It has been an absolute pleasure working with our President, Chris Noe. Chris has done a tremendous job steering the Temple Israel ship during a time of transition. He has brought his many talents to the job and has used an array of soft and technical skills. He has been able to bring an analytical approach to our leadership table while focusing on transforming

To the professional staff, thank you for working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our continued success.

Temple Israel to an even more

To the members of the Board of Trustees and Leadership Council, thank you for being patient with me as I worked my way up the learning curve. A special apology for all those meetings that ran long.

ability to be present on all levels

To the Temple Israel Men’s Softball Team, thanks for letting me play even though I am a lousy hitter.

welcoming congregation. His is admirable, he is sincere and genuine and will take on any task that is put before him. We

To my wife Shari, I absolutely could not have done this without your support. I owe you big time!

thank Chris for his many years of

To our congregation’s countless volunteers and guarantors of our financial security, thank you for caring. It is only through our collective efforts in relationship with one another that we sustain our special community. It has been a privilege to serve as our congregation’s President.

as the Treasurer, Vice President,


service on our Board of Trustees, and President.

—Dan Deutsch, Executive Director

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WELCOME TO OUR INCOMING BOARD PRESIDENT GARY PFORZHEIMER While we are sad to see Chris Noe finish his term, we are thrilled that Gary Pforzheimer will take on the role of Board President. Gary has served on our Board for a combined eight years and has already given so much to our congregation. He is known for asking the tough questions and always has a creative approach to challenges. Please join us on Thursday, June 8 for our Annual Gathering when we will install Gary as our new Board President.


On behalf of the budget and finance committee and the membership of Temple Israel, I’d like to thank Marc Rysman for his service as Temple Israel Treasurer. For the past four years, Marc has given his time and energy to ably lead our committee. Many of us know Marc for his officer’s welcome at Friday night services, but behind the scenes, he has helped balance the wide-ranging financial needs of Temple Israel, from keeping our historic building maintained to funding our wide variety of education programs. Marc has been a great contributor at Board and Leadership Council meetings, bringing both a budget and financial perspective as well as a strategic understanding of Temple Israel’s long-term goals. His patience and positive attitude are much appreciated. Thank you Marc!

—Eric Lass


Adam, Lauren, and Gabriel Berkowitz Ted Berk, Naomi Weinberg, Samantha, Eli, and Asher Berk Rachel Berkey, Michael Sperling, and Noa Berkey Sperling Cynthia Braver Alex and Ruslana Frazer Sandra Ginnis Matthew Groves Emily Kline, Andy, and Dale Rosen Matthew Lowe and Naomi Zaslow Lisa and Sara Perricone, and Viviana Schwarz Benjamin, Gretchen, and Parker Roin

Jascha Rosenbaum Lisa Rosenfeld Nina Ross and Ross Bermingham Jessica Schiowitz Marisa Segel, Matt, Isaiah, and Julian Thaler Kat and Zach Shlien Andrea Shuman Katrina Spencer Gabriela Spilberg and Lea Missine Don Stern Michelle Zabka | 617-566-3960



A CANTORIAL INTERN By Rabbi Elaine Zecher and Cantor Roy Einhorn In cooperation with the Hebrew Union College’s Tisch/Star Fellowship, Temple Israel will welcome rising third year cantorial student, Sarah Grabiner, to spend the summer with our congregation. This prestigious fellowship pairs remarkable and talented student rabbis and one cantor with synagogues who model visionary, transformative, and creative Jewish life. Rabbis Matthew Soffer and Jen Gubitz also received this significant fellowship when they were in rabbinical school. Sarah has already excelled in scholarship and musical talent. She received her undergraduate education at Hertford College at the University of Oxford, England with first-class honors degree in Hebrew Studies, with a focus on Aramaic and Modern Jewish Thought. Already the recipient of many academic awards, Sarah has served as the student cantor at Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge, New Jersey where she led services and worked with their choirs and religious school. She also held the title of Music Engagement Worker at Finchley Reform Synagogue in London. Last summer, Sarah participated in an internship splitting her time between Truah, the Jewish clergy network for human rights and social justice, teaching Jewish texts and community organizing, and the Women’s Prison Association in

This prestigious fellowship pairs remarkable and talented student rabbis and one cantor with synagogues who model visionary, transformative, and creative Jewish life.


Brooklyn, NY, working as a research intern. This year, she gathered recordings of different prayers and blessings for a new educational app currently in production with the Central Conference of American Rabbis Press as well as co-editing a revised edition of a commentary and study guide for the Shabbat service. We feel fortunate to have her with us this summer. As we welcome Sarah at the beginning of June through the middle of August, there will be many opportunities to meet her. She will help to lead services, create a summer choir, teach Torah study, work on some special projects, and learn from our gifted and insightful members, staff, and clergy. We look forward to experiencing her many gifts and know that she will bring her own wisdom and insight to our congregational life. Please join us this summer in welcoming Sarah to our congregational family.

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Once or Twice in a Lifetime By Carol Michael

Once or twice in a lifetime, a man or woman may choose a radical leaving, having heard Lech l’cha – Go forth. God disturbs us toward our destiny by hard events and by freedom’s now urgent voice which explode and confirm who we are. We don’t like leaving, but God loves becoming. This poem by Rabbi Norman Hirsh in Mishkan T’filah speaks to Abram’s leaving home in Genesis 12:1. The Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.”

they came over. I was a little scared at first—such a small country, with so much conflict so close, compared to home. It seems perhaps naïve, now, as tensions boil in the US and elsewhere across the world. Several days in, I found myself at the top of Masada, leading our group in a morning service. Several teenagers walked by, took photos, and said: “There’s a woman leading a service!” Already breathless from excitement, I was thrilled to know that our Reform, progressive Judaism from Temple Israel made an impact, just as all that I saw every day had such a profound influence on me.

With our incredible guide, Uri Feinberg, who later became Director In 2005 I wasn’t sure I wanted to of Education at Temple Israel for go to Israel. Maybe Abram wasn’t several years, it didn’t take long either when he was commanded to for the complexity, the beauty, the Birdseye view of Masada. Photo by Carol Michael. go. Of course, no one commanded history, the politics, the vitality and me, but there was a Temple Israel trip, the challenges of the land, the people I was incoming Vice President, and I had been studying Modern and the country to take hold in my heart, mind Hebrew at Hebrew College. and soul. With our clergy among us challenging us to support the progressive Judaism that we saw But with a group? On a bus? I considered myself an inveterate struggling to take hold, I was so glad I took the trip. traveler and the idea of being on a bus with a group from I look forward to the next opportunity to travel there Temple Israel sounded kind of tame to me… So I went early and with our community to study more, to explore further, stayed with my Hebrew teacher and her family in Jerusalem, and to make a difference. explored with them and on my own, then met the group when

Two Upcoming Israel Trip Opportunities with Temple Israel 2017 Israel Ride. We will join 200 other bicycle riders​ from O ​ ctober 31 - N ​ ovember 7, 2017 as we ride from Jerusalem to Eilat to support two terrific organizations, Hazon (USA) and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (Israel). Please contact Melissa Carp at for details.

Study. Hike. Eat. Repeat! ​Imagine studying in the morning with some of the best scholars and teachers at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, hiking in the afternoon to places we learned about, and then eating some amazing delicacies that will make any foodie salivate! March 2 - 10, 2018. Please contact Melissa Carp at​for details. | 617-566-3960


Living Judaism

We are stronger as a synagogue when we create relationship and partnerships with the vibrant Jewish community that surrounds us. It enables us to learn from one another. Learning is an attitude of discovery about how we experience what we do and how we do it. Through strategic alliances, we are forming relational programmatic structures that attract more people to connect to Temple Israel in creative and innovative ways. Here are some of the organizations with whom we have fostered partnerships with in the last year: Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Beacon Academy Bina Farm Center Boston Police Camera Action Team (BPCAT) Boston-Haifa Connection Buckle Farm Center for Teen Empowerment Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection Congregation Dorshei Tzedek Congregation Kehillath Israel Ganei Beantown Greater Boston Food Bank Greater Boston Interfaith Organization Heading Home Hebrew College Hebrew SeniorLife Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Honeymoon Israel Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) Israeli Stage Jeremiah Program Boston Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action (JALSA)

Jewish Arts Collaborative Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Jewish Family Services of MetroWest (JFSMW) Keshet Kiryat Haim High School Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN) Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO) MIT Hillel Museum of Fine Arts NAACP Nature Explore Positive Tracks Reform Jewish Outreach Boston (RJOB) Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) Temple Beth Zion Temple Hillel B’nai Temple Ohabei Shalom Temple Sinai Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Wheelock College

PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS CENTER FOR ADULT JEWISH LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS The introduction of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel this year represents our commitment to remain a central location for Jewish education in the Boston area. Through strategic partnerships with Jewish organizations such as Hebrew College, Keshet, The Jewish Arts Collaborative, and Israeli Stage, we have been highlighting the best of Jewish Boston and offering all courses, presentations, and programs to the entire Boston community. Temple Israel’s Lifelong Learning Initiative (TILLI) has also opened its doors, welcoming members of other congregations in the greater Boston area to join all events within the TILLI program.


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In our approach to justice and compassion work, we recognize that our power to improve society is a function of our willingness to hold hands with our friends and partners in other communities, find areas of shared concern, and repair injustice, step by step. This year we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people in our community showing up to the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization events, particularly as we fight for criminal justice reform and other important issues. Our relationship with HIAS and Jewish Family Services of MetroWest has enabled more than 600 people in our community to have a hand in the resettlement of refugees.

This year was the soft launch of The Tent, a Jewish learning community for Greater Boston teens, based out of Temple Israel. In partnership with our Jewish neighbors, we connected teens with a diversity of voices to strengthen them as learners, as thinkers, and as young American Jews. This year, the Tent community included students and faculty from Temple Israel of Boston, Temple Beth Zion, Congregation Kehillath Israel, Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, and Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, and we are anticipating an even wider reach next Fall. The Tent is proud to be a pluralistic school, welcoming students and faculty from Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Unaffiliated congregations.

We are working with organizations including AntiDefamation League and the Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN) to protect hardworking immigrants from inhumane roundups and deportations. We have engaged hundreds in our community’s racial justice work, fostering important connections with our friends at the NAACP and the Boston Police Camera Action Team (BPCAT). We are working to preserve and protect our precious resources with others connected to Greenfaith Energy Shield. Meanwhile, the partnerships within the Jewish community— with Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA) — are stronger than ever, as we stand together to ensure the Jewish community is standing on the side of human dignity amid this era of unfettered bigotry. Judaism without the mandate to “love your neighbor as yourself” is like the Torah without the Book of Exodus. We are blessed be living Judaism together, with so many others, as we shine light on darkness wherever it lurks.

Our Tent partnerships also go beyond other local congregations. For the first time ever, five students from Beacon Academy, our unique neighbor and close friend, are participating in a Tent class on computer coding. The Tent also became a partner site of CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection. Through support from CJP, we were matched with our Israeli partner school, Kiryat Haim High School, and were able to bring nine students to Israel this past December. Finally, the Tent became a partner site for the Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) TELEM program, which pairs Jewish youth with sites for long-term direct service or volunteer work. Through the program, Tent students volunteered with Center Communities of Brookline, the Hebrew SeniorLife Residence. | 617-566-3960


RAISING OUR CHILDREN IN THE DAY SCHOOL AND SYNAGOGUE COMMUNITIES By Shoshanna Goldberg When we first embarked on the journey of Jewish Day School, we weren’t considering our future engagement in Temple Israel, only our daughter’s education. We fell in love with The Rashi School, and their mission to provide a values-based education, steeped in the Reform Jewish ideals of spirit, respect, community, justice, and learning. Our daughter Rachel is now in first grade, and is learning to be a strong reader, writer, and critical thinker, as well as a kind, compassionate and thoughtful person. She is also learning that as a member of the Boston Jewish community, she has the opportunity to be a thought-leader and role model through her actions and words. Our son Zachary is a student at The FJECC preschool, where like his sister before him, he is gaining his sense of self, while learning to be part of a larger community. Being members of both a day school and synagogue community affords us with many opportunities to strengthen our Jewish identity. Unlike some of our friends who struggle to incorporate Jewish traditions into their hectic daily lives, we sometimes find ourselves struggling to remind our children of the secular world that exists outside of our minoritymajority bubble. We enroll our children in town sports and other extracurricular activities that expose them to other cultures, religions, and points of view. Judaism plays a starring role in Rachel’s education, so that she’s often unable to distinguish secular and Judaic concepts. Her views might take on a different shape if her only exposure to her Jewish heritage was through Sunday school. Often by sundown on Friday evening, members of our family have participated in multiple Qabbalat Shabbat services, and eaten more than our fill of challah. So much so, that we sometimes experience


“Shabbat fatigue”, and it’s only the nudging from our preschooler that compels us to light candles in our home. Without these reminders it would be too easy for us to forgo these rituals, and lose sight of what compelled us to pursue a Jewish education in the first place. We are fortunate to have made so many friends through Temple Israel, the preschool, and are nurturing new friendships at Rashi. Raising our children in the day school and synagogue community is a deep commitment in many ways; but these friendships, and the love of learning we see in our children is worthwhile.

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MILLENNIAL OUTREACH By Rabbi Jen Gubitz The narrow alleyways of Yafo are just wide enough for two camels to pass one another in either direction and just narrow enough for American tourists to continually stumble over stairs, feet, and one another. The wide enough but narrow alleyways soon come to an open courtyard where, suspended in mid air, floats an orange tree. Viewing this tree, an art installation by Israeli artist Ran Morin, immediately begs the questions: Where are its roots!? How is this tree alive? How could it be simultaneously rooted yet uprooted? And does it still bear fruit? This was the ultimate question of the Honeymoon Israel trip I staffed in early March—a journey to Israel for 21 recently wed couples of various backgrounds and Jewish connection. Most had a partner where one was born Jewish and one was born into another faith tradition though no longer engaged in its theology or practice; some had a partner where one was born Jewish and one became Jewish by choice; some had a partner where one was born Jewish and one was actively and intentionally pursuing their Christian faith. Only a few were couples where each partner was of Jewish heritage and even those couples had upbringings distinct from each other. What they all shared in common was that each couple was trying to figure it out: How do we this thing called Judaism or building a Jewish home? How do we raise Jewish children? Do we even want children? How do we deal with these societal, familial and religious pressures? This group was a strong representation of their demographic - including those who walk in the door of Jewish life through the Riverway Project and those whose engagement we still hope to capture; they are smart, interesting and creative people who are deeply engaged with figuring out Judaism’s role and relevance in their lives. Many of these couples live on the fringes of organized Jewish community but aren’t opposed to it either; so when half of them showed up to Riverway’s

Soul Food Friday a few days after returning from Israel, the importance of both proximity and relational engagement became even clearer. Truly, if they know you and trust you, they will come. The Riverway Project’s work, now more than ever, is focused on expanding our reach—through continued relational engagement, proximity and strategic partnerships. Already, Riverway attendees have joined with TI Cares to prepare Mishloach Manot Purim care packages for TI members; they are active participants in TI’s social justice campaigns; a recent partnership with the New Israel Fund brought in a cadre of folks new to Riverway to hear the powerful story of Mutasim Ali, a Darfurian asylum seeker who fought and won refugee status in Israel; and we continually strengthen partnerships with the JCRC’s Reach Out community service program, Ganei Beantown, Moishe House Brookline, and the MEM Project’s arts based learning. We are intentionally crossing the river to Cambridge and Somerville to get proximal and to bridge the proverbial gap that still prevents some from connecting with the Riverway Project by hosting jam sessions, neighborhood Shabbat and Havdalah in members’ homes. Like that tree in Yafo, we often ask about the Riverway Project: Where are its roots!? How could it be simultaneously rooted yet uprooted? And does it still bear fruit? The Riverway Project’s roots are nourished in Temple Israel’s fertile soil; and its roots are in Cambridge, Brookline and JP, too. In fact, Riverway is simultaneously rooted and uprooted by design. And its fruit—though we may not see or taste of it immediately—it bears fruit that is so, so sweet. Thank you to TI for your continual support and nourishment of the Riverway Project. | 617-566-3960




Temple Israel held its first Confirmation over 140 years ago, and the program has evolved from that initial ceremony of four students. In honor of the Confirmation class of 2017, here is a look at Certificates of Confirmation and photos from years past. Want to learn more about Confirmation or the history of Temple Israel? The Temple Israel Archives preserves the


history of Temple Israel, from its founding to today. If you have a question about Temple Israel history or would like to see historical documents, set up a time to visit the Archives. You can reach the archivist, Lily Weitzman, at 617-566-3960 or at Every member family is also entitled to a copy of Becoming American Jews, a history of Temple Israel compiled using materials in the Archives. Ask our receptionist how to get a copy.


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THE TEMPLE ISRAEL CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 5777 Judaism encourages us all to ask big questions, clarify our identity, and find meaningful language to describe our beliefs and ideas. This year, 18 incredible high school sophomores have journeyed together to find meaning in Torah, discover what it means to be part of a justice-minded Jewish community, and begin articulating their personal theology.

Join us as we celebrate their journey on Shavuot, May 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


Rachel Alexander Ari Filler Felix Flax Leah Glazer Izzy Goldsmith Ben Gordon Eve Hyatt Daniella Kaplan Josie Kuchta Maxwell Malamut Jack Pierce Joia Putnoi Callie Rabinovitz Alexa Ribatt

Were you or a loved one confirmed at Temple Israel in 1960? Do you have the class photo? Would you be willing to lend it to us, so we could make a copy for our “Gallery of Confirmands?” We are missing that year’s photo! Please contact Temple Israel Archivist, Lily Weitzman, at or 617-566-3960.

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Stepping Out:

Your Story, Our Story On Saturday April 1, 175 of our closest friends gathered in Levi auditorium to celebrate Temple Israel and support the Friends Annual Fund. This year’s Stepping Out gala, Your Story, Our Story, chaired by Alex and Ilan Goldberg, was a true reflection of our community and highlighted the people and stories that are Temple Israel. We heard personal stories from members Marisa and Keith Kenney, Andy LesserGonzalez, and Calvin Lyster about how Temple Israel has played an important role in shaping their lives and supporting them.

Thank you to the entire Stepping Out committee for making this a fun and meaningful event! Alex & Ilan Goldberg, Stepping Out chairs Mindy Berman & Dan Solomon, Friends Annual Fund chairs Caroline & Josh Beer Jennifer Brownstein Marisa & Keith Kenney Jane & John Lewis Elina & Saul Magitsky Leslie Myers Jodi & Rob Sokoloff Karen & Ben Stern

The celebration continued with delicious food, festive dancing, and the writing of many of your stories by Dan Hurley, the 60 Second Novelist. The evening was a true success in bringing our community together and raising $33,355 towards the Friends Annual Fund, which allows us to keep membership and programs accessible to all who want to participate.


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THE EARTH NEEDS YOU, AND TEMPLE ISRAEL DOES TOO By Joan Rachlin “See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it.” Midrash Kohelet Rabbah 7:13 Spring gives us a chance to reenergize, renew, and celebrate the Earth in all its fullness and miracles. Never has our planet been more under siege, and we must double our efforts to protect the Earth as mandated by the Torah and other sacred texts. Temple Israel, its Green Team, and the Building & Grounds Committee are working hard to mitigate the deepening climate crisis, and we need your help. We have applied to receive the GreenFaith Energy Shield1 certification, which is a national environmental “merit badge” for faith communities. If we succeed, Temple Israel will be the first reform congregation in New England to earn this valued credential. In order to earn the Shield, Temple Israel must do the following: • Develop a list of energy saving steps that will reduce our carbon footprint; • Plan educational activities for children, teens, and adults; • Include energy-themed prayers during services; • Recruit 15% of our members to sign a Home Energy Pledge

The Green Team and Building & Grounds Committee— with the help of Cantor Roy Einhorn, Executive Director Dan Deutsch, and the facilities staff—are taking several steps to meet these requirements. Included in their efforts are: 1. Replacing incandescent and CFL bulbs with LED bulbs; 2. Considering the addition of Joan Rachlin with Jim Buckle of Buckle Farm motion and temperature sensors; 3. Refining the HVAC controls so systems are operated at optimal, energy saving levels; 4. Weather stripping the rooms where air leaks have been identified through the use of an infrared camera; 5. Working to identify a Green Energy provider; 6. Exploring whether solar panels are an option for the roof; 7. Improving recycling practices at all TI events; 8. Purchasing glasses to replace plastic and moving toward plastic free events when food is served; 9. Launching a Green B’nei Mitzvah program to encourage families to be mindful of environmental values and sustainability practices. It is our sacred duty as Jews to alleviate environmental degradation and the human suffering it causes. Please do your part to preserve our fragile planet by signing the Home Energy Pledge.

How to Get Involved:

• Join the Buckle Farm CSA at; • Come to our potluck dinner on May 5, following Qabbalat Shabbat services; • Contact Joan Rachlin for more information about the Home Energy Pledge; • Help bring Temple Israel’s garden bed back to life! Contact Joan Rachlin at for more information. 1 | 617-566-3960


LIFE CYCLES Please note: The birthdays and anniversaries listed are celebrating milestones whose year ends in 0 or 5. MAY ANNIVERSARIES 5 Years Rachel & Alex Weiss Andrew & Rachel Dulberg Suzie & JoJo Jacobson 10 Years Daniel & Jane Glazer Dan & Amy Deutsch 20 Years Jonathan & Kimberly Davis Theodore Romanow & Kim Redfield Timothy & Elizabeth Lyster 25 Years Eric & Jennifer Solem Marc Foster & Andrea Roberts 30 Years Sherman Starr & Raine Figueroa Richard Levitan & Susan EdgmanLevitan Mark & Sue Misselbeck

JUNE ANNIVERSARIES 5 Years Jaclyn & Robert Bralower 15 Years Rob & Jodi Sokoloff 20 Years James & Giang Wyner Michael & Jennifer Hecht Eric Putnoi & Deborah Polansky Robert Krim & Kathlyne Anderson 25 Years Charles Epstein & Melia Bensussen Eric & Lori Lass 30 Years Susan & Paul Ridker Sarah Kianovsky & Frank Friedman 35 Years Robert Martin & Judith Berkowitz 45 Years Mark & Linda Karlsberg Donald & Cheryl Warner


15 Years Michael & Emily Speicher

Darby Kominik David Lee Sandra Levine Doris Lewis Marc Maxwell Michael Minkoff Jane Moss Deborah Polansky Jane Prager Dean Richlin Lisa Rosenfeld David Samuels Aviva Sapers Jessica Schiowitz Gabriela Spilberg Naomi Stearns John Strand Phyllis Tobin Mindee Wasserman James Ziefert

25 Years Stephen Jermanok & Lisa Leavitt


50 Years Stanley & Cathleen Cavell Allen & Gloria Prince 55 Years Alan & Cecily Morse George & Linda Jacobson 65 Years Richard & Joan Green

JULY ANNIVERSARIES 5 Years Lillian Marshall & Colin Turner Ethan & Matthew Kernkraut

35 Years Simon & Loretta Wieczner 40 Years Fred & Beth Monaco 50 Years Howard & Adele Israel Ralph & Jean Aserkoff 60 Years Yuly & Galina Blank

MAY BIRTHDAYS Myra Ackerman Nancy Adams Emily Altman Jeffrey Bloomberg Louise Brightman John Cohen Frank Epstein Matthew Feinberg Janet Fox Karin Freed Daniel Glazer Glen Goldman Pam Goodman Miriam Greenspan Peter Groustra Andre Guillemin Nancy Jacobson

Ralph Aserkoff Joan Benjamin Robert Brier Effie Chan Margot Davis Christina Doctoroff Richard Endlar Karen Fischer Phil Fogelman Norma Frank Judith Glicksman Susan Goodman George Greenfield Arleen Jacobs Paul Joskow Rachel Kahn Richard Kaplan Matthew Kapusta Margery Katzenberg Richard Kazis Michael Kerstein Michael Klepikov Lori Lass Eric Lass Wendy Levine Geoffrey Levy JP Monneray Davida Pines Irina Preys Susanne Richman Natalie Schatz Jonathan Seelig Katie Shamis Andrew Sherman

Amy Sicairos Marjorie Soto Melanie Stinnett Joan Subrin Edward Tekeian Karla Van Praag Luisa Zauli

JULY BIRTHDAYS Wendy Ecker Rachel Flowers Vicki Gabriner Benjamin Goldberger Eve Goldenberg Margery Goodman Joanne Grossman Jack Harari Ellen Jaffe Marina Kalb Mark Kalb Melissa Kaufman Noah Kazis Jonathan Kominik Emily Livingston Russell Lopez Robert Lurie Nancy Marks Sydell Masterman Lior Neiger Elizabeth Norian Jason Perlmutter Orah Platt Stanley Riemer Carol Riemer Richard Seegel Michael Sher Robert Soiffer Adam Soroca Eric St. Laurent Don Stern Ann Tenenbaum Dianne Teves Liv Ullmann Paul Waldeck Betsy Weaver Rachel Weiss Alex Weiss

MAY B’NEI MITZVAH • David Rocamora son of Jane Rocamora on May 6 • Kathleen Cutler daughter of Mary Beth Landrum and David Cutler on May 13

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LIFE CYCLES • Emma Rose Davidson daughter of Kelly and Eric Davidson on May 20 • Aden Louis Giannetti son of Jason Giannetti and Jana Wolfson on May 27

JUNE B’NEI MITZVAH • Zakkai Mares Van Praag son of Karla Van Praag and Rafael Mares on June 3 • Micah Rysman son of Michelle Ephraim and Marc Rysman on June 10 • Andrew Lee son of Caroline Reeves and James Lee on June 26

RECENT DEATHS • Anny Backer daughter-in-law of Rae Backer • Morton Backer husband of Rae Backer

• Ann Morse Cohen sister of Alan Morse and aunt of Rebecca Steinfield and Nick Morse • Arlene Davidson wife of Kenneth Davidson, mother of Eric Davidson, sister of Helene Bailen, aunt of Laurence Bailen and grandmother of Emma and Henry • Hulda (Bubbles) Gittelsohn • Inez Golding mother of Priscilla Golding • Norman Grossman • Irving Haber father of Daniel Haber and grandfather of Jonathan and Carolyn Haber and Benjamin Schwartz • Richard Isenberg son of Shirlee Isenberg • Alan Klein father of Andrew Klein and grandfather of Georgia Branger-Klein

• Ann Marie Kominik mother of Jonathan Kominik and grandmother of Henry and Jaden • Ardith Ann MacLean grandmother of Brigid Goggin • Joseph Manello • Adam Nessen son of Beatrice and Peter Nessen • Lauren Olson daughter of Donald Malkin • Roza Plotkin grandmother of Slava Menn • Amiram Porat nephew of Amy Parsons and cousin of Michelle Parsons • Stanley Shiffman brother of Carl Shiffman • Michael Shuman husband of Andrea Shuman, nephew of Arthur Winn and cousin of Gilbert Winn and Jennifer Aronson • Sandra Swartz • Marjorie Weisberg

WE CONGRATULATE • Lonn Drucker and Adrienne Goeller Drucker on the birth of their son Leo Goeller Drucker • Susan Porter and Myron Miller on the birth of their granddaughter Elena Hannah Miller Gill • Susan Sachs on the engagement of her daughter Rabbi Shahar Colt to Darya Mattes • Melanie and Nathaniel Stinnett on the birth of their daughter Olivia Caskie

YAHRZEITS April 30 - May 6

Milton Abramson Morse Alland Joseph Baker Edward Bean Gabriel Beckhard James Bickow Rebecca Borovoy-Goldman Morris Burstein Anna Levensohn Byer Leonard Byer Max Chernis Alexander Cohen Harold Cohen Harriet Segal Cohn Herbert Corkin Sashe Epstein Naomi Krauzer Feinburg Samuel Ficksman Julene Engelman Fields Alvan Finn Robert Finn Isadore Green Frances Greenberg Esther Loitman Grossman Florence Haber Louis Harris Nat Jacobs Ethel Jolles Esther Kaplan

Kivie Kaplan John Katz Philip King Henry Lappin George Levy Albert Malkin Elias Menkes David Presson Norman Rabb Sadie Rice Lester Rosenburg Phyllis Milgroom Ryan Minnie Comins Sleeper Edith Litner Starr Morris Stein Henrietta Steinfeld Harry Tiemann Celia Weinstein Gustave Winter Henry Wyzanski Mary Ziman

May 7 - 13

Maida Stocker Abrams Hyman Allen David Altschuler Helen Baker Deborah Levy Berkman Abraham Botkin

Penny Braude Gertrude Brown Jack Bufferd Myer Cohn Harry Cole Manuel Davis Ruth Dobrow Charles Elkind Celia Ellis Samuel Fanger Bernice Frieze Arthur Gabelnick Burton Goldberg Irene Goldman Jeanette Goodman Rose Morse Greenfield Boris Guralnik Maurice Hanauer Vitta Hertz Barney Israel Henry Kaufmann Mildred “Micki” Lee Aleck Levine Ilaine Quint Lieberman Kenneth Malkin Betsey Berkman Marcus Samuel Maslon Rosemarie Misselbeck Katherine Morse Morris Morse

Harold Myers Leon Newton Dorothy Ramler George Rothberg Emma Drosin Sabsevitz Jules Sherman Anna Silver Sarah Smith David Stearns Edward Swartz Samuel Vernon Sigmund Warner Lillian Isenberg Wilinsky Claire Katz Winter Joseph Wise Benjamin Zakon

May 14 - 20

Gertrude Lefkowith Baron Arthur Damon Ralph De Jur Samuel Diamond Pauline “Bess” Feldman Winifred Collat Friedman Joseph Norman Gibbs James Glunts Robert Goldberg Charles Goldman Minnie Goldstein Edward Greenberg | 617-566-3960


YAHRZEITS Dora Hirshson Fanny Hyman Arthur Jacobson Edward Jacobson Herbert Hauser Klein Joseph Krosner Newell Kurson Myles Lewis Alan Morrison Donald Phillips Ruthe Orell Porter Esther Mickey Rosenberg Rabbi Albert Ruskin Sara Ruskin Albert George Samburg Harmon Shohet Fay Fisher Stein Anny Steiner Wolfner Bertha Snow Stern Nathaniel Wharton Charles White Isaac White Rudolph Wyner

May 21 - 27

Leonard Abramson Sadie Alland Lena Alpern Bertha Appel Harold Bengloff Edward Berke Helen Brahms Robert Clayton Louis Cohen Ethel Rome Cole Edward Dangel Louis Epstein Pearl Freedman Henry Gesmer William Glaser Herbert Goldman Bertha Solomont Gordon George Gordon Sydney Green Ethel Goldsmith Gryzmish Solomon Haber Ethel Jacobson Hannah Kabatznick Anne Kaplan Henry Kaplan Pauline Kusmin Hyman Levy Eugene Lewis Carolyn Lowe Henrietta Maron Rose Medoff Geoffrey Nathan Stella Obst Lawrence Palder Joel Rostau Rabbi Max Schenk


Alvin Sloane Harold Watchmaker Anne Weinman Edward Weiss Ruth Ehrlich Werman

May 28 - June 3

James Alland Martin Barlow Mark Bortman Harriet Widetsky Chernis Ruth Jacobs Dangel Nellie Diamond William Diller William Falk Jeannette Fine Philip Fisher Samuel Goodman Nathan Gordon Samuel Grass William Grossman Harold Harmon Frieda Hidasi Joseph Hozid Mary Huberman Muriel Theise Hyde Seymour Kaufman Louis Kimball Hortense Lappin Helen Levensohn Lawrence Levin Benjamin Levy Robert Lipman Beatrice Hollander Mandel Meyers Alan Miller Samuel Milton Ruth Botkin Morse Robert Neumann Cheryl Nicholas Andrew Pastor Charles Perkit Sumner Poorvu Samuel Proger Justin Richman Joseph Riesman Sidney Robbins Pearl Seegel Ralpha Becker Senderowitz Morris Shamus Dorothy Shiffman Sumner Shikes Philip Solomon Charles Vigman Jay Zimmet Maurice Zucrow

June 4 - 10

Harvey Burstein Hyman Canter Samuel Casson Leo Cotton Harry Dollin

Rachel Ehrenfried Alice Resnick Finn Harold Fruitman Louis Gilman Charlotte Cahners Glass Stanley Gordon Bertram Gottesman Ruth Winer Gottlieb Morris Grossman Neil Grossman Seymour Hambro Shirley Hozid Esther Jacobs Koblenzer Maurice Krasnoff Ruth Salmansohn Krasnoff Sonia Ellenhorn Krinsky Sydelle Levine Rabbi Joshua Liebman Arthur Livingston Gertrude Mendelson Esther Cohn Rabb Sylvia Salzman Richlin William Rosenberg William Ryan Mabel Salter Dora Feldman Saxe Edward Schulman Sarah Schwall Joseph Shapiro Sarah Shapiro Dorothy Shief Sarita Rosenberg Shuman Louis Silverman Lilley Silverstein Kathleen Simmons Frances Simons Gertrude Singer Eileen Smith Abraham Snyder Mary Springer Anne Stoneman Gertrude Weisman Swartz Isaac Trugman Morris Weinbaum Mark Weintraub Israel Weisman Phoebe Woolf Manuel Wyner Joseph Zamore

June 11 - 17

Lillian Nelson Alexander Max Barron Annette Bechek Lionel Benado Bernard Bernstein Emma Blumstein Flora Byer Abraham Cibel Elizabeth Collat Lena Cooper Ruth Corkin

Muriel Schiff Dimond Fanny Shine Dinner Musia Epstein Rose Freedman Henry Friedman Fannie Furshman Robert Myron Gargill Ida Wachstein Geller Nettie Grubinger Eda Green Hoffman Sydney Karofsky Jacob Koss Max Levensohn Rabbi Harry Levi Samuel Lowe Walter Marcus Anna Marder Etta Morrison Samuel Pearlman Julius Porter Joseph Rosen Ruth Rudnick Irving Sabsevitz Albert Salter Morris Saris Beatrice Schlager Melville Shine Jr. Samuel Sidd David Smith May Kaffenburgh Sondheim Dora Weinbaum

June 18 - 24

Felix Alland Abraham Casson William Copel David Ellenbogen Benjamin Fink Israel Friedlander Rosalind Naigles Ginsburg Meyer Goldstein Louis Jonathon Greenberg Lillian Hall Maxwell Hyde William Jacobs Abbott Kahn Milton Kahn Nancy Katz Ora London Katz Richard Koss Carol Levin Rebecca Levine Marcia Martin William Olin Shari Phillips Ferdinand Phillips,Jr. Cecil Rose Clara Rosenburg Samuel Rovner Marvin Saffer Lena Newburg Solar Bertram Sugarman

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YAHRZEITS Mae Goldstein Tack Miriam Coplan Towvim Abraham Webber Stanley Weinstein Joan Levy Wernick Sophie Alland Wit

June 25 - July 1

Hyman Abrams Samuel Barron, Jr. Beatrice Bass Alexander Berger Evelyn Sachs Berman Mary Bierbrier David Bond Albert Burmon Ina Bebchick Burstein Benjamin Castleman Leah Dektor Robert Dine Julia Epstein Besse Grass Finkelstein Herbert Freeman Orrie Friedman Samuel Ginns Benjamin Goldberg Gertrude Gordon Judith Greene Arnold Helman George Kaplan George Katz Harry Kimball Lillian Koster Adrian Kramer Barbara Levine Bessie Fisher Novins Bessie Palder Deborah Simons Pearlstein Genesia Perlmutter Bessie Wit Phillips Ferdinand Phillips Warren Presson Belle Ostrofsky Redstone Annie Frank Robbins Stanley Rosenbaum Sylvia Beizer Seder Samuel Silverman Arthur Maxwell Simmons Bertha Stone Barry Zimman Barnett Zolloto

July 2 - July 8

William Stephen Addelson Samuil Alland Robert Aronowitz Jeanne Benjamin Leland Jeffrey Brown Roberta “Bobbie” Burstein James Cohen Haskell Cohn Robert Lloyd Corkin Sydney Feinberg

Harry Fienman George Freedman David Freeman Risa Gara Ira Gerler Arnold Goldstein Joseph Gorin Samuel Bertram Horovitz Mildred Schulman Hurwitz Etta Landau Isenman Mary Schnittman Kaplan Ethel Kaufman Sidney Koblenzer Joseph Kot William Lebow Irving Levine Doris Tobis Locke Dora Marks Robert Miller Sylvia Dane Nathanson Abraham Nemrow Jacob Palder Sidney Philip Edith Juliet Phillips Anna Pinanski Samuel William Poorvu Morris Mendell Roud Roy Grant Sallen Herman Scheff Julia Sherman Leo Silbert Joseph Simberg Ruth Singer Enid Goldman Slatoff Virginia Marcus Stern Betty Stone Donald William Tattenbaum David Wartel Katherine Wayner Gertrude White Charles Wilinsky Eleanor Robbins Young Phyllis Fisher Zimman Murray Zuckerman

July 9 - July 15

Mildred Daniels Arbetter Robert Barron Bernard Brightman Benjamin Bunshaft Hyman Burstein Doris Brewer Cohen Myer Cohen Minnie David Annette Fritz Dollin Sidney Dunne Gertrude Davidson Feinberg Margery Feinberg Franklin Fox Edward Giller Benjamin Gluck Cecil Robert Gordon

This is an invitation to remember. Jewish tradition and our own life experiences teach us that each memory is a blessing. Every year Temple Israel honors its communal and personal history with a Service of Remembrance at the beautiful and historic Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield. This year the service will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. We invite you to be with us. The service will be preceded by a brief walking tour during which we can honor, remember, and learn about some of those who have been part of our congregation’s history. We invite you to take part in remembering those we have loved, whether buried at the Temple Israel Cemetery or other locations, and in honoring those who have been part of making our community the one we are part of today. For information, please email We look forward to remembering together. Robert Slater Gordon Sumner Slater Gordon Marilyn Grossman Etta Kamentsky Frances Winer Kane Benjamin Kaplan Tommy Kaplan Miriam Lewis Aron Lurie Maurice Marder Alan David Mendelson Florence Berlow Michelson Richard Bruce Miller Isadore Nye Alan Palder Nettie Putnoi Charlotte Robinson Sidney Rosenburg Stanley Rothenberg Alexander Salamon Mae Rita Shapiro Rose Shapiro Coleman Silbert Philip Smith Solomon Stern Marjorie Roberts Stone Sylvia Tarlin Rebecca Ulin Frieda Golda Weis Zussman Weis Muriel Wolfman

July 16 - July 22 Israel Alexander Maurice Begal

Frances Bronstein Abraham Caplan Edith Davidson Eleanor Epstein Rabb Mollie Falk Benjamin Feinberg Goldie Sedar Feinberg Jesse Saul Friedman Helen Fish Goldfarb Hubert Gordon Joseph Greenberg Bessie Kaffenburgh David Koster Gabriella Kovacs Jeffrey Byron Lepie Charlotte Dane Levin Joseph Levy Luella Maslon Fannie Barban Mehlman Arnold Philip Mork Edith Nessen Ann Davis Randall Benjamin Bela Rosenberg Julius Rosenberg Frances Lewis Rosenstein Martha Rottenberg Sidney Saunders Isadore Seligman Gertrude Sherman Hilda Shiffman Alfred Sigel Harry Singer Isaac Slocum Flora Slonim Harold Smith | 617-566-3960


YAHRZEITS Adele Salomon Stern Franciska Stieber Betty Tattenbaum Ralph Tobis

July 23 - July 29

Julius Aisner Jr. Cori Auerbach Altman Solomon Barnet Charles Bilezikian Ida Benari Mayer Zvi Brenner Nancy Jean Brudno Fannie Clayton Pifla Cohen Samuel Cohen Charles Corkin David Dangel

Herbert Diamond Max Falik Sara Faneuil Herman Feer Rose Frank Harry Freeman Louis Gale Samuel Glen Sylvia Pollner Gluck Harry Goff Henry Maurice Goldman Harry Gorin Ethel Haas Saul Hertz Mark Michael Horblit Dorothy Huberman Frances Patricia Kannon Ethel Bratt Kaplan

Lewis Krosner Bess Kurland Robert Jay Kurland George Martin Lane Peter Leavitt Benjamin Levy Irving Lotter Joseph Margolis Leon Margolis George Nathanson Abraham Noble Nathan Pearlstein Barbara Bloom Ranson Lilian Kuhns Reichert Edwin Robbins Mark Eliot Robbins Louis Ross Etta Gelerman Rudofsky

Sadie Salmansohn Samuel Sandler Adele Friedstein Schaye Ruth Tannenholz Scheffreen Dora Binder Schulman Charlotte Samet Shikes Schwartz Jacob Segal Joseph Segal Maurice Simons Rose Stein Julius Stone Arthur Tapper Jo Ann Tackeff Toledano Maurice Ulitsky Rachel White

The Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield is a place of communal memory, preserving more than 160 years of the rich history of the congregation and of Boston’s Jewish community in a lakeside setting of dignity and natural beauty. For more information, please call the Temple Israel office at 617 566-3960 x117.

CONTRIBUTIONS LEONARD ADELMAN CAMPERSHIP FUND Fannette Adelman • In memory of my loving son, Leonard Adelman, on his yahrzeit Great-grandsons, Daniel and Charlie Moroze • In honor of the 96th birthday of our dear Zadie, Joe Steinberg

CEMETERY ENDOWMENT FUND Anita Bender • In memory of Ann Morse Cohen, sister of Alan Morse

Ruth Aisner • With gratitude for the gracious note sent to me in honor of my birthday

Ellen Steinbaum and Jim Dalsimer • In memory of Ann Morse Cohen, sister of Alan Morse

Helene and David Bailen • In appreciation for Rabbi Soffer’s officiation at the funeral of my sister, Arlene Davidson, and for his warmth and kindness at that time


Claudine Bing • In memory of David Bing on his yahrzeit


Allison Burroughs and Michael Leslie

Steven Cohen & Bruce Withey • In honor of Jeremy Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah

Bob Krim • In loving memory of my mother, Beatrice Barron Krim, on her yahrzeit


Kenneth Davidson, Eric Scott Davidson, and Laurie Davidson Medvinsky • With gratitude and appreciation of Rabbi Soffer for officiating at the funeral of my wife and our mother Arlene Davidson

Arlene Seal • In loving memory of Etta Barron, Robert Barron, and Lillian Robbins on their yahrzeits


Anonymous • In memory of Ann Morse Cohen Anonymous (2)

Daniel Frank • In loving memory of Max Frank

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CONTRIBUTIONS Susan Frankl & George Demtri • In honor of Rabbi Elaine Zecher and in memory of Julius Frankl Sandy Ginnis • In appreciation of Rabbi Jacobson officiating my husband’s funeral Brett and Abby Gordon • With thanks to Rabbi Zecher and Cantor Einhorn for officiating Olivia’s Bat Mitzvah Barbara Holleman • In honor of Sarann’s birthday Robert Jaffe • In loving memory of Alfred R. Jaffe on his yahrzeit Andrew and Cindy Janower • In honor of Rabbi Jacobson and Cantor Einhorn for officiating at Ali’s Bat Mitzvah Ellen Kaplan Kardon • In memory of my beloved husband, Stephen B. Kardon, M.D. on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of my dear brother, Peter J. Kaplan on his yahrzeit Geoffrey Levy and Roberta Morse Levy • In honor of Jake Levy’s baby naming Ellen Messer • With great respect for Rabbi Zecher’s scholarship, activism, and spiritual leadership Sue Misselbeck • In memory of Inez Golding mother of Priscilla Golding • In memory of Adam Nessen, son of Peter and Beatrice Nessen • In memory of Ann Morse Cohen, sister of Alan Morse Peter and Beatrice Nessen • In honor of Cantor Roy Einhorn for his beautiful and thoughtful service at our son, Adam’s funeral

Sandy and Don Perrin • In memory of Arlene Davidson Rachel and Nora Pittman • In honor of Leah’s baby naming Dean and Pamela Richlin • In loving memory of Dr. Padie Richlin on his yahrzeit Susan Roberts • In memory of Max W. Beck’s 15th yahrzeit on December 15, 2016 Diane Rose • In memory of my grandmother, Celia Mark on her yahrzeit • In memory of Lewis Fink on his yahrzeit The Sarkis Family • In loving memory of our mother and grandmother, Rhoada Lee Frankl on her yahrzeit Elaine Shain • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Carl and Joan Shiffman • In appreciation to the clergy for their sympathies on the death of Stanley Shiffman Rubylee Shuman • In appreciation of the Mishloach Manot made by The Riverway Project and Temple Israel Cares that was delivered to my home Matthew, Marci, Larry, Sue, Beth, and Jordie Sperber • With thanks for the beautiful service and Shiva service for our father, Robert Sperber, as well as all of the kind words and comforting thoughts The Unger and Wallace Family • In honor of Rabbi Zecher Nancy and Chris Winship • In honor of Rabbi Zecher’s installation as Senior Rabbi

EDUCATION FUND Helen Kolsky • With gratitude to Ted and Dru Greenwood

FRANCES JACOBSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Michelle Barrie • In memory of Murray A. Jacobson Ruth Gordon • In loving memory of my sister Elinor Frumkin Feldman on her yahrzeit Bruce and Lois Horwitz • In memory of Murray A. Jacobson Carol Miller • In memory of Murray A. Jacobson Tandee and Paul Newman • In loving memory of my mother Marilyn Weinstein Zelermyer on her yahrzeit

RITA MAY TODDLER ROOM - FJECC Jack • In honor of Chrissy Lewis and Al Perni with gratitude for always taking such good care of me Paul and Rhona May-D’Onofrio • In memory of Rita and Ralph May • In memory of Greta and Otto Fromholz • In memory of Anna and Gene D’Onofrio • In honor of Seth Lockwood earning his Black Belt • In honor of Jacob Appel becoming an Eagle Scout and his high school graduation • In honor of Zoe Roberts on her high school graduation with many honors • In memory of C. Ross Cook on his birthday • In honor of Marty Thrope’s special birthday and on being named Temple Emunah’s Man of the Year • In memory of Rita and Ralph May | 617-566-3960





Louise Freedman • In loving memory of my husband, Howard H. Freedman, on his yahrzeit

Ruth Aisner • In appreciation of the Purim Package

Jean and Alan Miller • In memory of our fathers, Albert A. Miller and Merle I. Locke, on their yahrzeits

RABBI RONNE FRIEDMAN INNOVATION FUND Helene and David Bailen • In gratitude for the comfort and kindness shown to our family by Sue Misselbeck Brian and Amanda Bonaviri • Thank you to Wendy and Richard Levine Janet Fox • In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Oliver Hecht, son of Michael and Jennifer Hecht Wendy and Rick Levine • In loving memory of my father, Robert Wyner, on his yahrzeit Jordan and Holly Levy

Judy and Herman Chernoff • In appreciation of Tanya Goldwyn for the Purim gift Arthur Schatz • In memory of my mother, Sarah B. Schatz, on her yahrzeit Florence and Joe Steinberg • In memory of Alan Klein • Thank you to Tanya Goldwyn and the TI Caring Community for being so kind to us on Purim

KAROL MUSIC FUND Phyllis Darman • In loving memory of my mother, Eva Lebow Tolman, on her yahrzeit Joanne Tuck and Stuart Freedman • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Carol Michael

LOUIS AND SADIE GALE FUND Elaine Shain • In memory of Morton Backer, husband of Rae Backer

MAE AND OBIE GOVERMAN BOOKSHELF George Goverman • In loving memory of I. Obie Goverman on his yahrzeit

Gabriel Padawer • Remembering partner, friend and spouse Martha – loyal and true, passionate woman of art with heart • Remembering precious daughter Sukey Padawer-Clark – faith, courage and kindness • Remembering companion and brotherin-law, Barry Felder – keep it plain and simple • Remembering loving and caring sister Hannah Felder – a life of service and accomplishments Bunni Roberts • In loving memory of Alan Mark Roberts and Gerald Roberts on their yahrzeits Jeremy Warburg Russo • In loving memory of Benjamin Max Warburg on his yahrzeit


PULPIT DECORATION FUND Enid Zimbler • In loving memory of my father, Charles W. Beller, on his yahrzeit

RIVERWAY PROJECT FUND Emily Kasman Amy Novikoff and Seth Izen

RICHARD B. ROSS BOOKSHELF Irene Ross • In loving memory of Mary Sonia Ross, my mother, on her yahrzeit

RYFTI YOUTH FUND Jonathan and Stephanie Warburg • In loving memory of our son, Benjamin Max Warburg, on his yahrzeit

DR. ARNOLD L. SEGEL LIBRARY FUND Judy Chernoff • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Barbara Burg and Priscilla Golding • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Shirlee Isenberg • In memory of my beloved son Richard Isenberg

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CONTRIBUTIONS Natalie and Arthur Schatz • in memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Kenneth and Marion Barron • In loving memory of Lillian Robbins on her yahrzeit

Harriet and Richard Steinberg • In memory of my beloved sister, Emily Mehlman, on her yahrzeit

Marjorie Bloom • In loving memory of Florence Olenberg on her yahrzeit

Richard Englar • In loving memory of Josephine Wiener Endlar on her yahrzeit • In loving memory of Lester Endlar on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of Lois Wayner Endlar on her yahrzeit

Elise Young • In loving memory of Maurice Young on his yahrzeit

Nina Brodskaya • In loving memory of Mark Brodsky on his yahrzeit

Jim Brown and Abby Everson • In loving memory of Melville and Sophie Brown on their yahrzeits


Lauren Brodsky • In memory of Arlene Davidson, mother of Eric Davidson

Paula Folkman • In memory of my beloved husband, Dr. Judah Folkman, on his yahrzeit

Shirley Brown • In loving memory of Seymour Stadfeld on his yahrzeit

A Friend • In loving memory of Barry Lass

Elaine Shain • In loving memory of Emily Mehlman on her yahrzeit

SOCIAL ACTION FUND Alan and Barbara Berns • In appreciation of Rabbi Jacobson and Cantor Einhorn for their participation in our granddaughter, Lilli Helmling’s, Bat Mitzvah Jessica Berns and Steffen Helmling • In appreciation of the guidance, warmth, and humor Jamie Lichtenstein, Rabbi Jacobson, and Cantor Einhorn offered our daughter Lilli Helmling in preparing for her Bat Mitzvah Phyllis and Robert Schwartz • In honor of Joanne Tuck and Stuart Freedman

Rhea Bufferd • In loving memory of Jennie S. Kot on her yahrzeit Mollie Ceder • In loving memory of my husband, Arthur Ceder, on his yahrzeit • In memory of my loving brother, Harold Fienman, on his yahrzeit Mollie Ceder and Family • In loving memory of Joseph Fienman on his yahrzeit Judy Chernoff • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Joan and Joseph Garb • In loving memory of Samuel Katz on his yahrzeit Tanya Goldwyn • In memory of my beloved husband, Robert Goldwyn, on his yahrzeit Col. (Ret.) Robert Golosov • In loving memory of Anita Marcus Golosov on her yahrzeit Pamela Goodman and Michael Shwartz • In loving memory of my father, Isadore “Tom” Goodman, on his yahrzeit Brian Gordon • In loving memory of Reuben Hall on his yahrzeit


Nancy Cutler • In loving memory of my wonderful mother, Madeline Wise Levin, on her yahrzeit

Sharlene and Steven Grossman • In loving memory of Leah Trugman on her yahrzeit

Ellen Steinbaum and Jim Dalsimer • In memory of Golda Ostroff Miller, Minna Ostroff Zell Belfor, Alice Ostross Amsterdam and Sara Ostroff Silver

Claire Dana • In loving memory of Robert and David Dana on their yahrzeits

Tom Grossman • In loving memory of Ethel Grossman on her yahrzeit


Stephen Dretler • In loving memory of Elaine Dretler on her yahrzeit

Perla Guralnik • In loving memory of Dora Rosenman on her yahrzeit

Beverly Brody Barisano • In loving memory of my mother, Lillian H. Brody, on her yahrzeit | 617-566-3960


CONTRIBUTIONS Adele and Howard Israel • In loving memory of Sylvia Israel on her yahrzeit • In loving memory of Harold Edward Zauderer on his yahrzeit Mark and Sam Kaplan • In loving memory of Regina Holdstock Kaplan on her yahrzeit

Nancy and Joe Marglin • In loving memory of our daughter, Laura Dayle Marglin and our mother, Norma Lowe Fruitman, on their yahrzeits Mr. and Mrs. William Mendelson • In loving memory of Martin Mendelson on his yahrzeit Chris McIntire

Ann and Howard Katz • In loving memory of Mildred Kharfen Lehman on her yahrzeit Jacqueline Kieff • In loving memory of Estelle Zucker Silverman on her yahrzeit Josie Kivort • In loving memory of my mother, Gladys F. Goldman on her yahrzeit Myra Kolton • In loving memory of my husband, Frank Kolton, on his yahrzeit Roger Krakoff • In loving memory of Robert Krakoff on his yahrzeit Arthur Krim • In loving memory of Beatrice B. Krim on her yahrzeit Isabel Kushner • In loving memory of Mollie Glazer on her yahrzeit Linda Novick Larkin • In loving memory of Shepard Saul Novick on his yahrzeit Michael Lepie • In loving memory of Luba Lepie on her yahrzeit Shirley Libby • In loving memory of Theodore Libby on his yahrzeit


Carol Miller • In loving memory of Arnold F. Miller on his yahrzeit Geoffrey Miller • In loving memory of Arnold F. Miller on his yahrzeit Emily and Richard Perlman • In honor of the 96th birthday of my father, Joseph Steinberg

The Sandman Family • In loving memory of Estelle Rose Lynch Gould on her yahrzeit Donald Saunders • In loving memory of Irving Matthew Saunders on his yahrzeit Claire Saxe • In loving memory of Joseph H. Rosenthal on his yahrzeit James L. Schaye Jr. • In loving memory of James L. Schaye on his yahrzeit S. Laurence Schlager • In loving memory of Joseph Schlager on his yahrzeit Alan Scovell • In loving memory of Nathan and Sarah Gordon on their yahrzeits

The Rashi School • In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Alexandra Valya Shapiro Janower • In loving memory of my husband, Robert Shapiro, on his yahrzeit Pamela Bard Richlin • In loving memory of my mother, Arlene Myron Sheinfeld Bard, on her yahrzeit • In loving memory of Robert Sheinfeld on his yahrzeit Daniel Romanow • In loving memory of Bertha Mayer Lauri and Alan Slawby Romanow on her yahrzeit • In loving memory of John Sherman on his yahrzeit Arlene Thim Rosenthal and Myra Thim Tattenbaum Marshall Sloane • In loving memory of Hilda Kleinfeld Thim • In loving memory of Shirley Sloane Izen on her yahrzeit on her yahrzeit Judy Rothenberg • In honor of Fran Putnoi David Rubin • In loving memory of Betsy P. Rubin on her yahrzeit Robert and Phyllis Sage • In loving memory of Harry Sagansky on his yahrzeit

Dinny Starr • In loving memory of Enid Starr on her yahrzeit Patricia Strauss • In loving memory of my wonderful mother, Madeline Wise Levin, on her yahrzeit

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CONTRIBUTIONS Gerri Sweder • In loving memory of Bertram S. Gluck on his yahrzeit

Roseli Weiss and Robert Winograd • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Aunt Jeanne Burmon, Edward and David • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Roberta Swerling • In loving memory of my husband, Bruce Swerling, on his yahrzeit

Sallyann Wekstein • In loving memory of Walter Wekstein on his yahrzeit • In loving memory of Samuel Cohen on his yahrzeit

Joan Gordon • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

Sterra Tackeff • In loving memory of Bertram Tackeff on his yahrzeit • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Gerald Tishler • In loving memory of Carl J. Tishler on his yahrzeit Arlene and Jerome Tuck • In loving memory of Ethel Tuck on her yahrzeit Richard Tuck • In loving memory of Arnold Tuck on his yahrzeit Barbara Wasserman • In loving memory of Samuel J. Katz on his yahrzeit Amy Weinberg • In loving memory of Lois Weinberg and Sidney Weinberg on their yahrzeits James Weinberg • In loving memory of Lois I. Weinberg on her yahrzeit

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wolf • In loving memory of Beth Stern on her yahrzeit Marilyn and Michael Winer Linda and Richard Wolk • In memory of Ann Morse Cohen, sister of Alan Cohen Sally Wyner • In loving memory of my husband, Robert E. Wyner, on his yahrzeit Andrew Zelermyer • In loving memory of my mother, Marilyn Zelermyer, on her yahrzeit

GALE RAPHAEL TILLI FUND Judy Berkowitz and Bob Martin • In celebration of Joyce and Stanley Weitz’s 50th anniversary

Naomi Gordon • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Sylvia Green • In loving memory of my husband, Malcolm C. Green, on his yahrzeit • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg Nancy Raphael • In memory of Richard Brooks, father of Abby Brooks • In memory of Eve Levine, mother of Joan Daniels • In memory of Richard Isenberg, son of Shirlee Isenberg

WYNER MUSEUM FUND Jane Larus • In loving memory of Llora C. Bortman on her yahrzeit Justin Wyner • In loving memory of George Wyner on his yahrzeit | 617-566-3960


CONTRIBUTIONS: FRIENDS ANNUAL FUND (1/1/17 - 4/3/17) Wisdom $20,000+

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Richard and Susan (z’l) Smith John and Amy S. Berylson and James Berylson Jonathan Block and Jennifer Berylson Block Robert Katz and Elizabeth Berylson Katz Robert and Dana Smith Debra S. Knez, Jessica Knez and Andrew Knez

Strength $10,000-$14,999

Cameron Kerry & Kathy Weinman

Kindness $5,000-$9,999

David & Amy Abrams John & Jeanne Blasberg Paul Hummel & Jessica Greenfield Justin & Genevieve Wyner

Inspiration $3,600-$4,999 Richard Kazis & Jill Medvedow

Vision $1,800-$3,500

John & Bette Cohen Brett & Abby Gordon Aaron & Lauren Lapat Meryl LeBoff Marc Maxwell Carol Michael Judi Ross Zuker & Edward Zuker Michael Rubenstein & Elizabeth Skavish Daniel & Ranella Saul Bram & Jennifer Shapiro Rob & Jodi Sokoloff Dan Solomon & Mindy Berman Jeane Ungerleider & William Stone Barry Weisman & Michele Fishel Michael Zimman & Ellen Rovner

Connection $1,000-$1,799

Laurence Bailen & Jennifer Weber Carl & Barbara Berke Ellen Cohen & Daniel Haber Lisa Danetz & Craig Smith Cantors Roy Einhorn & Jodi Sufrin Alexandra & Ilan Goldberg Andy Goldfarb & Stephanie Harvey Sylvia Green Benjamin Holtz Bobbe Jacobson & Jennifer Bender Saul Kurlat

David & Carol Mersky Susan & Paul Ridker Benjamin & Karen Stern James Waldroop & Valerie Zimber Robert Weinstein & Elizabeth Ginsburg

Friends Up to $999

Anonymous (2) David & Helene Bailen David Banash April Barton & Adrienne Ellman Elizabeth & Suzanne Baumann Caroline & Josh Beer Leonard & Christine Bierbrier Jordana & Scott Bluestein Jen Brownstein Ann Buehrens James Caron & Amy Richman Jim Dalsimer & Ellen Steinbaum Lisa Danetz & Craig Smith Rachel Daniels Daniel & Lisa Davis Adriana de Julio Dan & Amy Deutsch Wayne Diamond Marc Draisen & Sara Barcan Roy Einhorn & Jodi Sufrin Marsha Feinberg Georgia & Jesse Feldman Candace Feldman & Evan Macosko Tayler Ferguson & Jeffrey Danziger Daniel & Norma Frank Rabbi Ronne & Irene Friedman Julie & Ronen Gal-Or Christopher George & Timothy James Bradley Gerratt & Susan Powers Nancy Gertner Phyllis Giller Friedhelm Glauner & David Haidacher- Bassong Andrew & Shoshanna Goldberg Alan & Pamela Goodman Naomi Gordon Ruth Gordon Hilary Goss Jeffrey Green George & Harriet Greenfield Michael & Barbara Greenwald Marvin & Joanne Grossman

Shayla & Doron Harlev Ira & Deborah Heffan Roger Herzog & Kathryn Madden Robert & Phyllis Hoffman Rabbi Suzie & JoJo Jacobson Daniel & Nanette Jacobson Richard Kalish & Elisabeth Keller Jonathan & Linda Kay Keith & Marisa Kenney Ruth Klepper Eric & Lori Lass Andrea & Meredith Lesser-Gonzalez Bruce & Sally Levy Jane & John Lewis Michael & Catherine Malamut David Manchester Macey & Lenore Miller Christopher & Shari Noe Mike Offner & Lonna Steinberg Betti Packman & Phil Zakahi Donald & Sandra Perrin Stephen Porter & Pamela Kellogg Eric Putnoi & Deborah Polansky Erica & Dan Queen Jason & Erinn Rhodes Leah Rosovsky Martin & Cindy Rowe Marc Rysman & Michelle Ephraim Murray Sackman Michael & Nancy Sandman Aviva Sapers & Judith Sydney William & Sheila Schwab Aaron Schwartz & Tamar Winter Andrea Schwebel Sara Sclaroff Sharon & Craig Sender Mitchell Shames Valya Shapiro Warren & Leslie Simmons Kenneth & Jaime Smoller Michael & Emily Speicher Richard & Harriet Steinberg Ellen Beth & Detlev Suderow Andrew Tarsy & Bridget Samburg Tony & Nancy Tauber Joanne Tuck & Stuart Freedman Scott & Robin Weisman Michael & Rachel Wexler Melissa & James Wright

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Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.


Sivan / Tammuz 5777 SATURDAY, JUNE 3

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Join us for a Community Potluck Dinner in the Slater Lounge following Qabbalat Shabbat services. Contact Sara Schwindt at for more information.

Mazal Tov!

Zakkai Mares Van Praag’s Bar Mitzvah




Buckle Farm CSA Pick-Up, every Tuesday afternoon on Nessel Way (Also June 13, 20, & 27)

Join us for the Annual Gathering of the Congregation as we recognize our congregation’s accomplishments, install our new Board officers, and look forward to what the next year will bring to our community!

Riverway Project DIVE Shabbat An alternative Qabbalat Shabbat experience at a dive bar for the 20’s and 30’s community.



Caring Community & 477 Cook-a-Thon Bring your hearts and your hands to make delicious soup for congregants in need. Contact Julie Unger at for more information.

Mazal Tov! Micah Rysman’s Bar Mitzvah

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 Riverway Café, a perfect chance to study Judaism through its texts in a relaxed setting, hear different perspectives, and get to know others in their 20’s & 30’s.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27 Last Tuesday Book Group All book lovers are welcome! Contact Ann Abrams at for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 Riverway Project’s Neighborhood Shabbat

SUNDAY, JUNE 18 Happy Father’s Day!

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 First Outdoor Qabbalat Shabbat Service of the summer (weather permitting)

Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat every Friday at 6:00 p.m. Torah study begins at 9:00 a.m. every Saturday with a short service followed by a lively discussion. Weekday Minyan is at 6:15 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. For the full schedule of events, please visit or email for a hard copy. | 617-566-3960



Tammuz / Av 5777 TUESDAY, JULY 4


Happy Independence Day!

Outdoor Qabbalat Shabbat Service (weather permitting) (Also July 8, 15, 22, 29)

THURSDAY, JULY 6 Green Team Meeting

Our building will be closed for the Fourth of July.

FRIDAY, JULY 7 Join us for a Community Potluck Dinner in the Slater Lounge following Qabbalat Shabbat services. Contact Sara Schwindt at for more information.

FRIDAY, JULY 14 Soul Food Friday, Riverway Project’s musical, upbeat Qabbalat Shabbat service for the 20’s and 30’s community.

TUESDAY, JULY 11 Buckle Farm CSA Pick-Up, every Tuesday afternoon on Nessel Way (Also July 18 & 25)

TUESDAY, JULY 18 Riverway Café, a perfect chance to study Judaism through its texts in a relaxed setting, hear different perspectives, and get to know others in their 20’s & 30’s.

TUESDAY, JULY 25 Last Tuesday Book Group All book lovers are welcome! Contact Ann Abrams at for more information.

FRIDAY, JULY 28 Riverway Project’s Neighborhood Shabbat

Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat every Friday at 6:00 p.m. Torah study begins at 9:00 a.m. every Saturday with a short service followed by a lively discussion. Weekday Minyan is at 6:15 p.m. every Monday through Thursday.


Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.


Av / Elul 5777 FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 Buckle Farm CSA Pick-Up, every Tuesday afternoon on Nessel Way (Also August 8, 15, 22 & 29)

Join us for a Community Potluck Dinner in the Slater Lounge following Qabbalat Shabbat services. Contact Sara Schwindt at for more information.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 Green Team Meeting



Soul Food Friday, Riverway Project’s musical, upbeat Qabbalat Shabbat service for the 20’s and 30’s community.

Outdoor Qabbalat Shabbat Service (weather permitting) (Also August 12, 19, 26)



Riverway Café, a perfect chance to study Judaism through its texts in a relaxed setting, hear different perspectives, and get to know others in their 20’s & 30’s.

MONDAY, AUGUST 28 FJECC Preschool Staff Orientation

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 RYFTI Board Orientation

Riverway Project’s Neighborhood Shabbat

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Last Tuesday Book Group All book lovers are welcome! Contact Ann Abrams at for more information.

For the full schedule of events, please visit or email for a hard copy. | 617-566-3960



Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact. | 617-566-3960


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