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Temple Israel Bulletin SCHEDULE OF SHABBAT SERVICES

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS COMING UP

EREV SHABBAT, July 6: 6:30 PM: Family Shabbat evening service. Sam Satin becomes a bar mitzvah. Torah portion: Balak, Num. 22:2-25:9; Haftarah: Mic.5:66:8 SHABBAT, July 7 10:00 AM Shabbat morning service. Sam Satin is called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah. EREV SHABBAT, July 13: 7:30 PM: Friday Night Chai Shabbat evening service. Torah Portion: Pinchas, Num. 25:1030:1; Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21 EREV SHABBAT, July 20: 7:30 PM: Shabbat evening service. Torah Portion: Matot, Num. 30:2-32:42; Haftarah: Jer.1:2-3. EREV SHABBAT, July 27: 7:30 PM: Shabbat evening service. Torah Portion: Mas’ei, Num. 33:1-36:13; Haftarah: Jer. 2:4-28, 3:4

ATTENTION!!! ATTENTION!!! This year's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON July 17 and July 18 AT 7PM. The meeting on July 17 will specifically focus on the budget, approved by the board and sent via email and post at least 10 days before this meeting. On July 18 we will vote on the budget as a congregation and review the past year, and the year ahead. We hope that you will join us. To volunteer for this event, please contact the Board of Directors via e mail at: bod@templeisraelalameda.org Thanks much

IN THIS ISSUE Y Introducing Rabbi Brickner—page 5

Y July 4th parade—page 12

Y Thank you from Sea Scavenger Conservancy— Y Little Latkes—page 12 page 6

Y L’Taken Social Justice Seminar—page 8 Y East Bay Community Trip to Israel—page 9

Y Oneg Shabbat Dates Available—page 13 Y Wanna dance? - page 17 Y Gift Card order form—page 19


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FROM THE RABBI’S STUDY First things first! My family and I are thrilled to be here! Everyone has been most welcoming, and we thank you for such a warm introduction into the community. I especially want to acknowledge the great work of the transition committee. We’ve appreciated everything they have done. With the exception of my car catching fire at the A’s game, when we were there on Jewish Heritage night, it’s been a very smooth transition. Erin, Sam, and I are looking forward to meeting everyone, as time allows. The Transition Committee is planning many opportunities for us to meet throughout the summer, and I look forward to seeing you at one or maybe more of them. But, if for some reason you’re unable to attend any of these activities, the door to my office is always open, unless I’m meeting with someone, and you’re always welcome. Of course there’s always opportunity to say hello and introduce yourself on Shabbat after the service, and I look forward to that, also. Let me just put it out there – beginnings are naturally awkward, especially when it comes to relationships. With new relationships nothing is settled. Everything is in flux and everyone is trying to find his or her place. I want to say from the start, with new relationships it’s normal to feel “off balance”. It’s been that way since the beginning of creation. Even when God began creating the world, everything was “tohu va’vohu” – “without form.” Everything was in flux and “off”. Nature itself was uncomfortable, and was forced to step out of the familiar. God had to find the right place for everything and establish the relationships between light and dark, land and water and the like. But, that’s only one aspect of starting new relationships. New relationships are also exciting and dynamic. They are as wondrous as they are rich in possibility. It’s a rare and wonderful moment in one’s life to be able to start a new relationship with someone and be able to learn from one another, share our feelings, our concerns, and our faith with one another; to grow together and come to love one another as we create something joyous and meaningful that will last long after we are gone. I am looking forward to creating such a place and building such relationships with you in the years to come. What an exciting time this is to be part of Temple Israel.

L’Shalom, Rabbi Barnett J. Brickner


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “Chazak Chazak v’nitchazeik" These were the last words that Cindy Berk wrote to you in her final article as President. I cannot think of better words to start my first article as your incoming president. Our community has moved from a period of turmoil to one of stability under Cindy’s wonderful leadership. I am grateful for her friendship and look forward to benefiting from her wisdom as I assume her mantle.

member. Change is hard and we had some difficult times. Our Board was badly divided, our finances were in deep trouble, and we didn’t even have reliable office help. Together we worked through it by always keeping an eye on the future and trusting that whatever the disagreement, we all wanted what was best for the Temple.

Two years ago we started a Rabbi Search committee. Using the Hazon material, the wisdom of longtime members, and the fresh energy of new members, we wrote criteria for our new Rabbi. The quantity and quality of candidates who applied was astounding. We are a very attractive congregation! Candidates cited our progressive dues policy, our experiential learning curriculum, and our desire to change, to grow, and to become something greater. After a long process, we were thrilled to announce that we had chosen Rabbi Barney Brickner, and he My name is Eric Strimling. I grew up on the East had chosen us. This mutual relationship is the culCoast and moved to California in 1978. I went to the mination of many years of hard work by a tremenUniversity of California at Santa Cruz, leaving from dous number of our members. there to go live in Israel with my wife, Lauren, for a year and a half. We moved to Oakland in 1988 and Baruch atah Adonai eloheinu ruach ha'olam shejoined Temple Israel, where we had the naming cheyanu v'kiy'manu v'higyanu lazman hazeh. ceremony for our new daughter Adi in 1990. We Blessed are You, Adonai our God, spirit of the Unithen moved to San Rafael and changed congregaverse, who has granted us life, sustained us and tions. In 1995 we moved to Alameda and rejoined enabled us to reach this time. Temple Israel. I am a carpenter, working for the County of Alameda. This is an amazing time. Our books are in order, our I have learned that to truly join, one must become Board is united, and we have a new Rabbi full of involved. I joined the Ritual Committee, started a new ideas and energy to make them happen. I am Torah study group, and worked with the Amitim, blessed, and honored, to be able to serve as your meeting good people, attending great events, and president at this moment in Temple Israel’s history. generally becoming integrated into the fabric of B’shalom, Temple life. Then, six years ago President Reva Kopel convened the Hazon committee, which I joined, to develop a vision (hazon in Hebrew) of what our Temple could be. As a result, our Ritual Committee created the rotating service schedule that we currently use, and our board added the Director of Congregational Learning position that Mindy Myers has filled so wonderfully. In the course of these changes I became a Board

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EDUCATION NEWS Dear Temple Israel Com- children. It would help additionally if, during the munity: course of the day, parents can insert some Hebrew words into conversation. Here again, hearing the words repeated is what will solidify learning and reThe brain consists of 100 tention. billion neurons that transmit messages. The largest area of the brain is Going to services over the summer is a great way to called the cerebrum and it retain the Hebrew prayers. Parents can follow the helps retain information. Hebrew with their finger in the prayer book so As the brain receives in- prayers are not merely memorized, but read. Going formation, the cerebrum to services over the summer is also a great way to will analyze and interpret get to know the new rabbi. Additionally there are this information so that several Amitim b’nai and b’not mitzvah over the appropriate action can be taken. The more you use summer. Students will get to see what they, too, will the brain the better it gets at remembering informa- be doing in a few years. tion and storing it. I am writing about the brain, memory and retention as a means to emphasize the importance of Hebrew review over the summer. I am going into my sixth year of working at the Temple Israel Religious School, and what I’ve noticed is that many students return to school with “Hebrew Fog.” It takes them a month or more to get back on the Hebrew horse and ride again.

How often should students practice? Optimally, 2 – 3 times a week for 20 minutes at a time. Even if your child can only practice once a week, that would help. If your child gives you a hard time about it, remind them of the pizza party!

Lastly, if you feel your child could use some Hebrew tutoring over the summer, several of our teenagers are available for hire as Hebrew tutors at only $10/session. You can call me and I can make that How do we avoid Hebrew Fog? Practice and repeti- connection for you. tion! Before the end of the religious school year, students in grades 4 – 6 worked on creating a flash The phrase "use it or lose it" can be aptly used to card series. They each took a small manila envekeep the brain vibrant and alert. If Hebrew is kept lope home with them with a check chart for parents alive over the summer, there is a greater chance to sign if the student practiced. Children who bring that the “Hebrew Fog” will not visit. back their envelope in September with 6 or more checks get invited to a pizza party! (A little incentive!) L’Shalom, Mindy Myers, The children made the flash cards themselves with Director of Congregational Learning, a Hebrew letter and vowel on one side, and the pho- 510-593-5285, mindy@noteniks.com netic sound on the reverse side. This way, if a parent doesn’t read or know Hebrew, he/she can still practice with their child. We also believe that having the children construct the cards themselves is another way to have content solidify. Additionally, students in grades 5 and 6 created word cards with simple Hebrew words and the phonetic transliteration and meaning on the backs of cards. Here again, parents can practice with the


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WELCOME TO OUR NEW RABBI, BARNEY BRICKNER! On behalf of the Transition Committee, as we bid Rabbi Bennett farewell and wish him all the best in his next chapter (which sounds more fantastic each time we hear about it), we would like to cordially WELCOME Rabbi Brickner, his wife Erin and their son, Sam, to our Temple Israel family. While we recognize that transition is a process and often difficult, Rabbi Brickner's energy and excitement are infectious (to say the least). He has spoken with many Temple members over the past several months and has learned a few things about us and has prepared for his arrival with some perspective about where we are as a synagogue. GOOD NEWS.... That means he also has ideas and a vision of where we can go from here, and the sky is the limit.

designed to be casual interactions with Rabbi Brickner and his family. We thought we would show them around the Bay Area with some casual outings, while having some fun excursions for you, our members. We hope that you will see some that will be of interest to you and that you come along for the fun! While nothing is set in stone yet, we are still discussing the possibilities of trips, such as: A trip to SF to Coit Tower, to the SF Zoo, to the Ferry Building Farmer's Market and lunch. We are discussing the Contemporary Jewish Art Museum, and trying to find a way to put together an "historic" Jewish trip around San Francisco and/or the East Bay. We may want go to Pier 39, Alcatraz, ride a cable car or drive Lombard Street. We might even stay close to home and have a special Color Me Mine event with Mike Berkowitz and have wine and chocolate (thanks for the great idea, Rosa) or havdalah on the beach. If you have ideas that you would like for us to consider, please contact myself, Suzi Scher at srsweb@msn.com or Genevieve Pastor-Cohen at genevieve@qibits.com.

Transition is a wonderful time to look again at ourselves in the mirror, understand what works the best for us, and open our hearts and minds to new ideas, new perspectives and a new journey. We are lucky to have a very passionate rabbi to help lead us to our next chapter. The good news doesn't stop there. There are also other people to help Stay tuned and keep your eyes on the lookout for take us to our next phase in our Temple Israel leg- these fun activities! acy... YOU! Thank you to the following Transition Committee As we embark on the beginning of Rabbi Brickner's Members for your work in helping Temple Israel tenure, we have some fun things planned. have a smooth transition and your work over the last several months. Your time and efforts are appreciated: The First 100 Days Rabbi Brickner and the Transition Committee have set a goal for every member to have opportunities to meet Rabbi Brickner and each other in informal settings at home-hosted "Meet & Greets". We hope you will take this opportunity to share with Rabbi Brickner what YOU want from Temple Israel and what will help create a more meaningful place for you. We also hope that you will just chat and have fun getting to know one another. Business talk is not required, but feel free to do so should you desire to share your ideas!

Cindy Berk, President, Board of Directors; Eric Strimling, Vice President, Board of Directors; Charley Weiland, Director, Board of Directors; Beverly Blatt, Walt Jacobs, Howard Sidorsky, Bill Schaff, and Stacey Reid.

Meet the Brickners

Suzi Scher

Also, in the first year, you will see that we are planning some "Meet the Brickners" activities, which are

A special shout out to Patti Stein and Genevieve Pastor-Cohen for their work on some special ad-hoc projects for us.

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SAM SATIN TO BECOME A BAR MITZVAH ON JULY 6-7 Samuel is a soon-to-be 8th grade student at Lincoln Middle School. Sam, a proud Canadian, was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. True to his Canadian heritage, Sam loves winter sports, and is a skilled skier and hockey player. In addition, Sam runs on the LMS track team, and has just started competitive radio-controlled car racing (coming in 6th at his very first race!). Sam’s involvement with the Alameda Jewish community began when he started attending Camp Tzofim in Oakland. Since that time, Sam has spent his summers traversing North America, going to camp in Maryland, and hanging out in Montreal and the Canadian Maritimes. He’s been working hard at learning Hebrew, and is finding that learning new languages, while not easy, is very rewarding! In his spare time, Sam likes to build Lego models, draw, garden, and cook...and he tries to never miss an episode of Glee! For his Bar Mitzvah project, Sam is volunteering as a Reading Pal at the Bay Farm Public Library.

THE MIDWAY SHELTER COOKING PROJECT The Temple Israel Dinner Cooks are proud to have been preparing dinner once a month for the residents of the Midway Shelter for the past several years. Many religious and community organizations in Alameda take part in this activity so that the women and children who are putting their lives back together at the Shelter get a nourishing, healthy dinner each day. Please note that there are several ways you can help with this mitzvah if you’d like to participate. We need shoppers, cooks, and someone to deliver the meal to the Shelter. The meal always includes protein, one or more vegetables and/or fruits, a starch, and juice or milk. In June, Bev Blatt, Nancy Freed, Mary Gold, Alison Harris, Rob Kaplan, and Doug Korach shopped for, prepared, and delivered sausage and fruit kabobs, cheesy grits, cole slaw, cookies, and juice to the Shelter. We cooked at Alison’s house because the Cooking Around the World camp was using the Temple kitchen, and were able to use the Harris’ grill. We cook on the third Wednesday of each month. Our next cooking session will be on July 18. Four or five volunteers are needed, and if you’d like to help, please contact Alison Harris at 5213375 or alhalameda@aol.com.


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L’TAKEN SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR The Bernard and Audre Rapoport L’Taken Social Justice Seminar is an intensive four-day program in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Over the weekend, students are exposed to a variety of public policy issues and explore the Jewish values that inform the Reform Movement’s advocacy around these topics. Every year more than 100 congregations from across the country bring high school students to participate in this powerful event. Each L’Taken seminar covers these issue areas in interactive formats. The programs also include an opportunity to tour the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and participate in havdalah on the National Mall. For more information, visit www.rac.org/ltaken. Dates for these “weekends of public policy and Jewish values” in the coming year are: Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2012 December 7-10, 2012 January 11-14, 2013 January 25-28, 2013 February 8-11, 2013 March 1-4, 2013.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Search for “Temple Israel of Alameda” or go groups/96735251313/ In the last month we’ve posted articles and pictures about: · Israel in the Gardens, where our member Raviv Moore played!

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Jewish Heritage Night at the Oakland A’s

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A Y-Love music video

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“Catalyst for Change” by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, in Reform Magazine

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“Why We Love Jews By Choice” from the RJ blog

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Camp Be’chol Lashon, an overnight summer camp focused on Jewish diversity.

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And updates on the expanding rights of reform (and all non-Orthodox) Jews in Israel.

Plus event postings and pictures, pictures, pictures!!


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THANK YOU TO THE RABBI’S OFFICE RENOVATIONS CREW! I just want to say a Big Thank You to everyone that showed up to help clean up the Rabbi’s Office. We got a lot accomplished and the office really looks great. The paint job and ceiling look very good, and it all came together in one day! The book cases and the credenza are back in, too. A special thanks to Jerry Wagner for his help in really driving the project from start to finish. Herb Behrstock became an expert on replacing ceiling tiles. Ed Riback is now an apprentice painter (we found out that this was the first time he painted a room!) Even though he was going to have his hand operated on, Steve Corman helped with packing and moving items and boxes around. Josh Cohen and Mike Riback provided the muscle when necessary to move furniture and boxes of books, including filing cabinets. Walt Jacobs came after his eyes were dilated and was there for our moral support. Wayne Zensius came in and showed his expertise with a paint brush. Also, Ed showed his expertise with a vacuum cleaner – I think he vacuumed the office three times. Noah Berk expertly weeded the patio area. Yours truly was a good sidewalk supervisor ….. and showed some expertise with 409 and a screw driver. Again, a Very Big Thank You to all of you for your help in getting this project done. Stay tuned for the next project…… VBG Howard Sidorsky


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TEMPLE ISRAEL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ALAMEDA FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Once again Temple Israel will be a part of the Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July parade. Plan to join us in your Temple Israel t-shirt and walk, ride your bike or scooter, or skate (you can decorate your bikes and scooters if you want to!) through the city of Alameda. We meet on Lincoln Ave. around 9:00 AM. For more information, contact Skip Soskin at skip@huntsmanag.com. We hope to see many of you as we show the community how strong Temple Israel can be!

WOMEN’S CHAVUROT POSTPONED Meetings to discuss the forming of a variety of small women’s groups (chavurot) have been postponed until the fall. A number of women have expressed interest in being a part of small group of like-minded women to share a special interest. These interests range from book clubs to community service, from Torah study to needlecraft, holiday celebrations to young mothers’ support groups. If there are any special interests that you would like to share with other Temple Israel women, please watch the Bulletin and your email for planning meetings to be scheduled after the High Holy Days.


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ONEG SHABBAT SIGNUP This is the current oneg Shabbat calendar for the rest of the year. Please sign up to host an oneg Shabbat on one or more dates. You may co-host with another family if you desire. Remember, if we have no hosts on a particular Shabbat, the Oneg Shabbat Committee will provide grape juice and challah that evening. If you have any questions, or to sign up to host, please contact Alison Harris at alhalameda@aol.com, or 521-3375.

July 6 Sam Satin Bar Mitzvah

July 13 Alison Harris & Ritual Comm. To welcome Rabbi Brickner

July 20 Lois & Stew Blumsack

July 27 Margie Gates

August 3 Helen Montell-Weiland Bat Mitzvah

August 10 Skip Soskin

August 17 August 24 Hannah & Ellie Kruglikov and Sophia Sussman b’not mitzvah

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Sept. 14 Sandy & Howard Sidorsky

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ONEG SHABBAT UPDATE There has been some confusion around “having to be present” to do the set-up and clean-up when hosting an oneg Shabbat. While most of our oneg Shabbat sponsors live near enough to the Temple to be present at the service they’re sponsoring, a few of us live out-of-town but have maintained Temple membership and want to sponsor an oneg. Those people are not expected to physically be here the night of their oneg! If you live out-of-town, just point that out when you sign up for your date(s) so that the Oneg Shabbat Committee knows that you need to have the work done for you. There are also members who have physical issues and are unable to shop, and/or set the tables, and/or clean up afterwards. If you need help with any of these tasks, notify the Oneg Shabbat Committee and we will provide an “Oneg Buddy” to help you. Thank you for supporting this lovely tradition! Alison Harris, Oneg Shabbat Committee

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CONTRIBUTIONS GENERAL FUND Robert & Jerrilyn Kaplan In memory of Shelley Kaplan, Lois Kaplan, & Sadie Blatt Mark & Kimberlee MacVicar In honor of Steve Corman’s birthday Lee & Alison Harris In memory of Herschel C. Lurie Burt & Myra Litvack In memory of Albert Harris, George & Fannie Litvack Wayne & Felice Zensius In memory Of Sadie Blatt Helen Kutin In memory of Hilda Kutin Josh Cohen & Genevieve Pastor-Cohen In memory of John H. Pastor, Jr. Elaine Kofman In memory of Herman Falk & Ann Coleman Gretel Gates In memory of Sadie Blatt & Jerry Franks Dom Dicolen, Jr. Damian Smyth Religious School Students Elaine Kofman Wishing a speedy recovery to Gretel Gates

Elaine Kofman Bev Blatt & Dave Filipek Eric Strimling & Lauren Helfand Suzi Scher Gretel Gates Evelyn Mabee Robert Lackman Sandra Lake Design Center

MARY GOLD FLOWER FUND In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday In honor of Mary Gold’s birthday

These donations were received between March 15—May 31


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CELEBRATIONS BIRTHDAYS Kathleen Garfinkle Robert Garfinkle Silvia Grassetti-Kruglikov Daniel Kapler Elana Kruglikov Hannah Kruglikov Matthew Becker Nancy Wagner Dorie Guess Behrstock Susan Greenspan Adam Paget Arnold Schneider Samuel Satin Nancy Freed Elana Swartzman Mikhail Linetsky Cantor Pamela Sawyer Tracy Becker Logan Carnerie Avi Graber George Lozovik

July 1 July 1 July 1 July 1 July 2 13th July 2 13th July 6 10th July 6 July 9 July 10 July 13 16th July 13 July 16 13th July 17 July 17 July 18 July 20 July 21 July 21 11th July 22 15th July 22

Hannah Soltz Joyce August Rivka Ogorzalek Melissa Raber Sarah Ffinch Maxine Karell Nicole Thresher Eva Kohn-Rabinowitz Eliana Whately

ANNIVERSARIES Evan Ackiron & Rowena Manlapaz

July 4

14th

Ivan Goldwasser & Melissa Raber

July 4

7th

Herbert & Dorie Guess Behrstock

July 11

41st

Skip & Kim Soskin

July 11

20th

Elaine & Stephen Markowitz

July 16

45th

Howard & Sandra Sidorsky

July 22

11th

Nancy & Greg Bloom

July 24

8th

Randy & Mavis Guber

July 27 26th

July 22 July 23 July 24 July 24 July 26 July 26 July 27 July 31 July 31

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YAHRZEITS JULY 6 Saul Wolff Jacobs Anita Gold Robert Martin Silver Wayne L. Vaundell Peter Mihalovici Meyer Tenenbaum Lila Rafalaf Aaron Heskin Shirley Kopel Samuel Kutin Samuel Ragent JULY 13 David Louis Frankel Renee Stehman Shirley Friedman David Meibach Kathleen Ondo Herta Shapiro Rebekah Todtfeld Ethel Kraus Helen Dubner Gordon Kent Irene Page Janet Paget William Fleisch Ella Freund JULY 20 Frank Jacobs Rhoda Kapchan David Creque Anna Kobran Aranka Steinberg Iris Charney Jack Mihalovich Ernest Blumberg Jamie Schindler Joseph Ripp Edward Todtman Pepi Ottenheimer

6/30 7/1 7/1 7/1 7/2 7/2 Tammuz 12 7/5 7/6 Tammuz 16 7/6 7/6 Tammuz 16 7/6 7/7 7/7 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/8 7/10 7/11 Tammuz 21 7/12 Tammuz 22 7/12 7/12 7/13 7/13 7/14 7/14 7/15 7/15 7/15 Tammuz 25 7/16 Tammuz 26 7/16 7/17 7/17 7/18 7/18 7/19

David Rosezweig Diana Grafinkle JULY 27 Mamie Beck Dutton Herman Grossman Henry Kern Arlene Cooper Bill Copeland Kathy Kwasman Dorothy Jacobs Elsie Silverberg Florence Todtman Leah Wolff Herbert Lewin Elvera Rowland Helene Gassenheimer Nelson Harris, Jr. Bertha Jacobs Marta H. Rosenthal Abe Schwartz Carl Craner AUGUST 3 William Alba Esther Feldman Ashley Fiene Jack Morris Levine Suzanne Mack Benjamin Rothmann Mort Kofman George Friedman Norma Smith Robert Brown Marion Dubner

7/19 7/20 7/21 7/21 7/21 7/22 7/22 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/24 7/24 7/25 7/25 7/26 7/26 7/26 7/26 7/26 7/27

Av 2 Av 3

Av 5 Av 5

7/28 7/28 7/28 7/28 7/28 7/28 7/29 Av 10 7/30 7/30 7/30 7/31


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Big Band Concert/Dance in Alameda the Last Wednesday of Every Month Come and listen/dance to Dave’s Swingtime Big Band playing the hits from the 30’s to the 60’s. 18 piece big band plus a female vocalist performs east and west coast swing, rumbas, waltzes, cha chas, tangos, night club two-step and a few surprises! The last Wednesday of every month Temple Israel 3183 Mecartney Road 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm $5.00 donation requested For further details call davealt51@comcast.net

Dave

at

510-521-1349

or

Email:

JAZZERCISE OFFERING SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO TEMPLE ISRAEL MEMBERS! Jazzercise on Bay Farm Island would like to offer any Temple Israel member a 25% EFT discount on our monthly membership. Jazzercise does not offer this discount to anyone else because our prices are so low. This is a special offer for Temple members only. Normally Jazzercise is $40.00 per month, which is already a great value. At 25% off, Temple members are being offered an extraordinary fitness value. Jazzercise hopes you will take advantage of it. Please let Karen Park know if you have any questions. The Temple office cannot answer any questions you may have. Karen Park JAZZERCISE -onBAY FARM ISLAND -and- TWIN TOWERS CHURCH GYM 510-865-2213


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OFFICE HOURS

YOUR TEMPLE ISRAEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rabbi Brickner’s office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 AM —4:00 PM by appointment. The office is usually open from 9:00—Noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except for Jewish and Federal holidays.

President - Eric Strimling Treasurer—Karyn Ogorzalek Fundraising— Operations – Ritual— Suzi Scher Membership—Charley Weiland Ron Soltz Larry Sussman

TEMPLE ISRAEL OF ALAMEDA The Temple Israel Bulletin is a monthly periodical. Deadline for articles is the 10th of the month for the following month’s issue. Comments can be directed to the Temple office: 3183 Mecartney Rd., Alameda, CA 94502-6912, Phone 510-522-9355, Fax 510-522-9356, email: Office@templeisraelalameda.org. RABBI: Barnett Brickner—rabbi@templeisraelalameda.org DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL LEARNING: Mindy Myers—educator@templeisraelalameda.org ADMINISTRATOR: office@templeisraelalameda.org

T E M P L E I S R AE L’ S 9 0 TH A N N IV E R S A R Y C OOKB OOK 20 1 0

PRESIDENT: Eric Strimling—president@templeisraelalameda.org The TI Times is a weekly email publication sent to the Temple Israel membership with email addresses. If you would like to receive the TI Times please contact the Temple office at: office@templeisraelalameda.org

The 90th Anniversary Cookbook is available in the Temple office, or, you can contact Alison Harris at alhalameda@aol.com or 510-521-3375 and we will arrange to get you your copy at a mutually convenient time. The cookbook is just $10.00 and contains many of Temple Israel’s favorite recipes from “Fiddler in the Kitchen” as well as new dishes submitted by our members.


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TEMPLE ISRAEL ALAMEDA DONATION COUPON Name ________________________________________ Address ______________________________________ Email ________________________________________ For: [ ] Dues Payment

Amount Enclosed $ ________________ Phone _________________________

[ ] Religious School Tuition

Donation: [ ] Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund [ ] High Holy Day Fund [ ] Children's’ Fund

[ ] Annual Giving Campaign [ ] Gunther Gates Memorial Fund [ ] Library Fund

[ ] Temple Israel Foundation [ ] Other. Please specify: ____________________________________ In Honor/Memory of _______________________________________ [ ] Please call me to discuss a Temple Israel Foundation endowment.

[ ] Campership Fund [ ] Mary Gold Flower Fund

Please fill out and return to: Temple Israel Alameda 3183 Mecartney Road Alameda, CA 94502-6912

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOURTH OF JULY PARADE July 4, 9:00 AM: Participate in the Alameda Fourth of July parade. See page 12 for information. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING July 17, 7:00 PM: Budget meeting. July 18, 7:00 PM: Discuss past year and plans for next year, vote on budget and board members WANNA DANCE? July 25, 8:00 PM: Dance to the Big Band sound of Dave Altschuler’s Swingtime Band. A $5.00 donation at the door is requested. See page 14 for information. LITTLE LATKES July 26, 10:30 AM: See page 12 for information.

Gift cards can be pre-ordered.. Contact Ronnie Blumenthal (523-3223) or Nancy Freed (864-4877).

Temple Israel July 2012 Bulletin  

Temple Israel of Alameda July 2012 Bulletin

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