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December 2017 Volume XXXVIII Kislev/Tevet 5778 Number 3

Happy Chanukah!

The first night of Chanukah is December 12th

See page 29 for Chanukah blessings & recipes

TABLE OF CONTENTS 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119 Phone: (239) 455-3030 • Fax: (239) 455-4361 Religious Education office 239-455-2233 Preschool office 239-455-3227 Adam F. Miller, Rabbi Donna Azu, Cantor James H. Perman, D.D., Rabbi Emeritus Eli Montague, FTA Executive Director Dr. Anna Salomon, RJE Director of Congregational Education Seyla Cohen Preschool Director Peter Lewis Music Director President Debbie Zvibleman First Vice President Debra Antzis Second Vice President Daryl Sissman Third Vice President Neil Heuer Treasurer Harriet Lickhalter, CPA Financial Secretary Neil Shnider, CPA Recording Secretary Beth Wolff Immediate Past President Neil Shnider Sisterhood President Carole Flegel Men’s Club President Ed Cohen One Family Liaison Bobbie Katz Historical Society Helen Weinfeld Tracey Albert Shelly Berkle Michael Diamond Michael Feldman Bruce Graev

Merrill Hassenfeld Ed Kaufman Jeremy Schaab David Silberg Perry Switzen

Rabbi Adam 3 Cantor Donna 4 Debbie Zvibleman, 5 Seyla Cohen, Preschool 6 Men’s 7 Dr. Anna Salomon, Director of Congregational 10 11 Tikkun Olam 15 Endowment 22 Temple Shalom 23 24 Monthly Celebrations 26 26 27 Temple Shalom 31 MISSION STATEMENT Temple Shalom of Naples is an inclusive Reform Jewish congregation where all individuals are equal partners in making our world whole and holy. We are One Family, believing in the sacredness of relationships, fostering connections – one to another, Temple, Israel, Torah and God. We are living Jewish values and nurturing future generations.

Temple support staff Randi Butterworth Administrative & Clergy Assistant

Rick Holsbeke Maitenance Technician

Jeanette Fischer Director of Communications

Victor Lucas Facility Manager

Maxine Gould Controller

Gloria Mellman Preschool Administrative Assistant

Farrah Hersh Religious School Administrative Assistant

The Voice is published monthly. June/July are combined issues. Editor/Layout-Jeanette Fischer • Advertising- Maxine Gould


Adam Miller It has been a year since vandals damaged our synagogue sign. Those individuals never imagined the reaction that would follow. After discovering the vandalism, we faced a choice – to call attention to and focus on this heinous act, or to use this incident as a catalyst for uniting our congregation and community. We chose the latter, resulting in the transformative Shabbat of Solidarity. Almost 1,500 people came from across Collier County to stand with us that night. Community officials and faith leaders inspired those in attendance. Our message from the evening still resounds in our ears, “There is no us and them. Only us.” Like the story of the Chanukah miracle, the energy we put into the Shabbat of Solidarity, believing it to be enough for a single night, has lasted far longer than we dreamed to be possible. In the days, weeks and months that followed I have been inundated with emails, calls, and personal conversations regarding that night of solidarity. The power of that night extends beyond acknowledging what we accomplished. It has changed our perspective as a congregation, and raised our awareness for the role we play in the larger community.

have the ability to cut deeply, and to heal the wounds between us. I will be leading a book discussion at Shabbat services on December 15th, in lieu of a sermon. Even if you have not had a chance to read the book, I encourage you to come and be part of the conversation. We learned over this past that we have the power to create change – that when we choose to bring people together, we are able to unite our community to stand in solidarity against hatred, anti-Semitism, and racism. We can help others, and serve as an inspiration. Let us continue to embrace that power for change – using our deeds, and our words, to bring healing and hope.

Returning to Naples for the winter months?

Welcome back!

Please take a moment to let the Temple office know you’ve returned so that we may update your contact information.

BBYO Shabbat

December 1st at 7:30pm Join us in honoring BBYO BBYO Brunch December 3rd at 1:30pm Open to all BBYO members, their families and alumni

In August, when white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, dozens of Temple Shalom members attended a local vigil to stand against racism. Our congregation responded to the call for help from the Red Cross, opening our doors to serve as a shelter during Hurricane Irma. Members of our congregation banded together to transform our Temple into a cooling center – volunteering their time and effort to provide food, aid and shelter to anyone in need.

Community Chanukah Celebration

Our annual event this year, “We Are One,” celebrates this message of solidarity from a year ago. Honoring a leader from the broader community, Phil Beuth for his work at the Guadalupe Center, we will be treated to a unique professional performance around the theme of unity, created just for this occasion. Several events are planned throughout the next few months to build toward that exciting experience.

Across from Silverspot Cinema Free Admission ~ Everyone is Welcome!

The next “We Are One” experience demonstrates that our words matter through the book Words that Hurt, Words that Heal by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. This powerful text demonstrates the truth of the Edward Bulwer-Lytton adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Our words

The Jewish Federation of Collier County and our Community Synagogues and Organizations invite you to join us

Wednesday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m.

The Lawn at Mercato

Greetings from community leaders Concert by the Naples Klezmer Revival Band Menorah lighting Crafts at the “Kids Corner” hosted by BBYO Face painting Israeli folk dancing Children’s performances Food available for purchase

Sponsored by Mercato WE CELEBRATE OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY Jewish Federation of Collier County • Beth Tikvah • Chabad Jewish Center of Naples Jewish Congregation of Marco Island • Naples Jewish Congregation • Temple Shalom BBYO • GenShoah of SWFL • Hadassah • Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL Humanistic Jewish Havurah • Jewish Historical Society of SWFL Jewish Russian Cultural Alliance • Jewish War Veterans Post 202 JFCS of Southwest Florida • Men’s Cultural Alliance • Women’s Cultural Alliance • ZOA



Donna Azu Chanukah: A Dedication to Light and Learning December finds us in the midst of the Hebrew month of Kislev and looking ahead to the joyous Festival of Lights, Chanukah. One of my favorite holidays in the liturgical calendar, Chanukah is a time for families to come together -- sharing games, songs, comfort food, and fun. The word that we commonly spell “CHANUKAH” comes from the Hebrew root letters chet nun - kaf. The combination of these letters have two basic connotations: to dedicate and to educate or to train.

“Shalom Chaverim” means “hello friends” in Hebrew. Shalom Chaverim is also the name of a new and exciting volunteer opportunity at Temple Shalom where Temple volunteers welcome and assist members and guests who come for worship, learning and social opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering and becoming a part of Shalom Chaverim, please contact Andy Karpman at Signing up to be a greeter at the sidewalk, in the lobby or in the sanctuary is easy and only takes a few minutes.

We use the word Chanukah in the context of “dedication.” As the story goes, our Temple in Jerusalem was desecrated by the Syrian Greeks. After the victory over the mighty Syrian army by the small group of Maccabees, the Jewish people cleansed the Temple of idols and purified it again, dedicating it to the worship of the One God. It is this dedication of the Maccabees that helped to preserve our unique people to this day.


What of our dedication? How many of us show such dedication to our Jewishness today? Do we celebrate and defend our uniqueness as Jews? What of the other meaning of Chanukah— “to educate or to train?” Are we committed to educating ourselves and our children as Jews? At Temple Shalom there are many ways for you to continue learning and deepen your commitment to Judaism. Come with your children to Shabbat services, join the choir, attend a Jewish lecture, become an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah, sign up for one the Melton courses, join the Sisterhood or Men’s Club. There are numerous opportunities for you to get involved! It is my hope as we kindle the flames of our Chanukah candles that we dedicate ourselves to keep alive the flame of Jewish commitment and learning. Chag urim sameach! Cantor Azu

One Family is listening to one another. For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website 4

habbat Sing. Pray. Celebrate! 7:30pm December 1 January 19 March 2 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119 239-455-3030

April 20 Friday evening Shabbat service conducted in song & accompanied by a four-piece band

Join us!


Debbie Zvibleman It is hard to believe that December is here and soon we will be saying farewell to another year. Many of our Snowbirds have already come down and there certainly is not a shortage of Temple events this month. Go to for all of our events. I am also pleased to say that we have over 600 families in our congregation. As we have opened our home with our voluntary pledge system, we have seen many new faces who are excited to become members. If you have friends that are not affiliated or have not been to Temple Shalom in a long time, encourage them to come with you so that we may greet them. We have something for everybody. You will be hearing from our fundraising committee every month about all of our events that will lead to our “We Are One” celebration on March 11th. Please mark your calendars for this evening and invite your friends to share in this special event that brings our Naples community together. Come and be a part of the discussion on December 15th when we will have a discussion of Words that Hurt, Words that Heal; How to Use Words Wisely, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. Our fundraising committee has done a fabulous job bringing relevant topics and continuing in the spirit of solidarity. Our Above and Beyond Campaign began in July and we are grateful for those that have made contributions. We also know that many people do make their Above and Beyond and Endowment contributions at the end of the year as well. Last year we were able to raise over $50,000 through Mobile Cause which allows you to make a payment to Above and Beyond on your phone. We are doing this again this year because it was so easy to do and so successful. It enabled us to make our goal last year and we hope to do it again this year. No donation is too small. While Hurricane Irma hit us in September, many families are still feeling the effects. We have been able to assist our members and the greater community through donations made by our congregants as well as the Jewish Federation of Collier County. We are very fortunate to have such a caring community. On behalf of our Board of Trustees I want to wish all of our families a Happy Chanukah. I hope to see everyone at the community wide celebration at Mercato on December 13th where we can all celebrate Chanukah together.


Sunday, December 3rd 7:00PM Live music by Jebry Show starts at 7:30PM Reconnect with old friends & make new friends while you indulge in

delicious desserts & wine

$18/person RSVP to Jeanette at Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119 239-455-3030

Way to go Temple Shalom! Miriam Pereira from the Harry Chapin Food Bank has informed us that, for the fourth year in a row, we have exceeded the previous year’s contributions. This year our generous Temple Shalom family gave a total of $11,189.

New Members Me et & Gre et Friday, December 15th 6:30pm Join together for wine & cheese in the library 5


Seyla Cohen Winding down our autumn celebrations, we are reminded how thankful we are here at TSP. In our classrooms, we teach the children to be thankful for the food they eat, the friends they have, and the love they receive from their families, friends and teachers. The staff at TSP is thankful for the supportive families, the opportunities to teacher such wonderful children, and for the incredible school we get to come to every day. As Director of the preschool I am thankful for the support of our terrific families and the exceptional staff. It is very touching and emotional to see the outpouring of generosity we received for our Sunshade Campaign. Children love the holidays and our Temple Shalom Preschool students recently celebrated Thanksgiving with a delicious brunch and an amazing show with our TSP families. Now, with the arrival of December, we celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah, commemorating the miracle of our heritage. Beginning December 11th, TSP children will be traveling the globe during our annual “Chanukah Around the World” week. They will be cruising, flying, and traveling across different countries. Every day they will visit a new and exciting country, completing their journey in Israel. On Friday, December 15th, we will be celebrating Shabbat with Rabbi Miller, Cantor Azu and Miss Jane at our fun Chanukah Festival. We sing songs with Miss Jane, eat challah and sample different foods from Israel. All of our Preschool families are invited to our annual Chanukah Festival on December 15th. Parents join their little ones at the festival featuring latkes, sufganiyot, dreidel coloring, candle making, crafts and Chanukah gelt. This is a very special event filled with laughter, songs and happiness. From our family to yours we wish you a Happy Chanukah and a peaceful and healthy New Year.

Join Temple Shalom Preschool Tuesday, December 5th 6pm-8:30pm @TSP

Torah Talk

Saturday, December 2nd 8:15am - bagels, coffee, juice 8:30am - discussion Facilitator: Dr. Randi Barr Hospitality: Paul Rosofsky


Vayishlach Genesis 32:4-36:43

Come and check out our own TSP moms Stephanie Jonas’s beautiful fashion, Sandra Callau’s stunning cosmetics, Rebecca’s fashion…… While you are sipping wine and mingling with your TSP friends and more! A percentage of the proceeds will benefit TSP Sunshade Campaign

Invites you to an evening of

Fine Dining and Entertainment at the

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s presentation of


Saturday evening, February 17, 2018 Dinner from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Performance at 7:30 p.m. $85.00 per person (Gratuities included, bar extra) BE A PATRON! Send an additional $25.00 to be listed in our Program Book. Larger listings are available at $100 for one-third page, $150 for onehalf page, $200 for two-thirds page and $300 for a full page. If you can’t attend, you can still be a patron! Call 353-5963 for more information.

Please support this major fundraising effort. Proceeds benefit Temple Shalom’s educational programs for children as well as other worthy causes.

Your tickets will be available at our booth at the theatre on the evening of the performance.

Please complete and detach this reservation form and mail, together with your check (payable to “Temple Shalom Men’s Club”) to: Gene Katz, 5804 Cinzano Ct., Naples, FL 34119 Temple Shalom: 239-455-3030 Gene Katz: 239-353-5963 Name:____________________________________________ Phone number: __________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________ Number of tickets: _______ @ $85 each = $_________ Yes, please list me as a Patron in the Program Please write the names of the people you wish to sit with on a separate form. Book for $25 We will try to accomodate you on a first come-first served basis. Total enclosed: $ ________ Reservations must be received by February 3, 2018


Naples Orchestra and Chorus To Perform FREE concert Temple Shalom December 18th at 7pm Naples Orchestra and Chorus (NOC) will perform a free inaugural concert at Temple Shalom on December 18, 2017 at 7pm celebrating NOC’s 25th Anniversary as Naples premier community orchestra. In his fourth season with NOC, Max Rabinovitsj is well known to Naples, now his home. He has been concertmaster of the Ottawa Philharmonic (Ontario), Cincinnati Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Nice Orchestra (France) and the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Portugal). He has conducted leading orchestras in Europe and the U.S. Max made his debut at Carnegie Hall performing with Isaac Stern.

NOC’s concertmaster, Dr. Bert Greenspan, is a noted violinist and professor emeritus at Rowan University, NJ. A graduate of Julliard, he was awarded the Gold Medal and Diplome d’Honneur of the Foundation Eugene Ysaye of Brussels, Belgium. Barbara Lounsbury, has performed with the prestigious Tanglewood Center for Performing Arts and the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Principal cellist Diane Coffman is a founding member of the Bella Musical Ensemble in Naples. She was a member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra in Aspen, Colorado. The Naples Orchestra and Chorus is giving this free concert to honor Temple Shalom and to usher in the NOC’s exciting 25th season, which begins on February 3 and 4th. Featured in the program will be Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, “The Clock”. For a complete listing of all of the 2018 NOC concerts please visit Don’t miss the exciting concert on Monday, December 18th at Temple Shalom.

Dickie Fleisher has served for many years as principal harpist with the Naples Philharmonic and the Miami City Ballet orchestra. He is the son of pianist Leon Fleisher and nephew of Edward Druzinsky, former principal harpist with the Chicago Symphony.

Inaugural Concert at Temple Shalom

December 18, 2017 at 7 pm

Celebrating NOC’s 25th Anniversary as Naples premier community orchestra and chorus, this free performance is a “Thank You” to Temple Shalom members. The evening will include the “Dissonant Quartet of Mozart in C Major K465”, featuring NOC’s Artistic Director Max Rabinovitsj and Bert Greenspan, NOC’s new concertmaster, violinist, as well as NOC principal violist Barbara Lounsbury and principal cellist Diane Coffman. “Meditation from Thais” by Massenet will feature Max Rabinovitsj and Dickie Fleisher, principal ~ harpist with Naples Philharmonic. Fleisher will perform an audience favorite “Malaguena.” The Naples Orchestra and Chorus is giving this free concert to honor Temple Shalom and to usher in the NOC’s exciting 25th season at Temple Shalom, which begins on February 3 and 4th. Featured on the program will be Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, “The Clock”.


For a complete listing of all of the 2018 NOC concerts consult


Wise Aging: Sacred Living A new, groundbreaking program specifically designed to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish seekers entering second adulthood! Facilitated by Rabbi Adam Miller and Missy Balsam Each course consists of 8 classes and meets bi-weekly First cohort begins Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 12:30pm Second cohort begins Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:30pm Wise Aging will guide you through reflective work that enables you to come to new understandings about your life, self, values and Jewish practices. Learning modes include text study, active listening, mindfulness meditation, exercises, reflection and journaling.

“My fear of aging has become eagerness to embrace the challenges and possibilities of the years ahead.”

Sessions are based on resources developed for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit. Topics include: • What is special about this life stage • Life review • • • • • • • • •

Becoming one’s authentic self Developing a positive relationship to our changing bodies Revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships Cultivating qualities of soul Practicing forgiveness Learning to live with loss Change and death Cultivating wisdom Leaving a legacy

Course fee - $54 includes course book For more information or to register please contact

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Dr.AnnaSalomon, RJE Eizehu chacham? Who is wise? One who learns from everyone. This short quote (from Pirkei Avot) encapsulates the importance of both learning and relationships. Learning and education are core values for the Jewish people. But if you go a little deeper than just acknowledging the importance, you explore what it really means.

We learn from everyone – parents, teachers, friends, neighbors, and strangers. Learning takes place all around us, in formal and informal settings, in daily life and situations we encounter. It’s explicit and implicit, intentional and happenstance. We are constantly amassing new knowledge and experience. One who is wise recognizes this. Furthermore, they embrace it. Our education programs seek to provide opportunities for learning in a variety of ways, and learning with and from a variety of people. One of the ways we embrace this idea is through intergenerational learning. This month, our sixth grade students welcome grandparents and grandfriends for Operation Nachas. During the program, the students will interview their elders and uncover what life was like for them and what they’ve experienced. They’ll get to learn from them, seeking not just to honor their relationships but to truly value them. In 2018, our sixth grade students will again be paired with Holocaust survivors. In their groups, students will interview

Jewish Genealogy for Adults Sunday, December 10th at 10am For anyone interested in Jewish genealogy Presented by Arthur Sissman founder of the Jewish Genealogy SIG

Arthur has been involved in Jewish genealogy research since 1999. He started the JGSIG as a way of sharing information, strategies and ideas related to exploring Jewish genealogy. 10

and learn the stories of local survivors. They’ll take the time and space provided to be witnesses to this living history and testimony. Then on April 8th, at the Yom HaShoah community commemoration, students and survivors will stand together and share. As 2017 comes to an end and 2018 begins, we are grateful and excited for the opportunities we have to learn from others.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Shalom Classes start December 5th Register by going to

Three part lecture series

David Rutstein presents Writing an Ethical Will: The Most Rewarding & Enduring Gift You Can Give to Your Family Monday, December 11, 2017 Monday, January 22, 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 3pm to 5pm How do you want to be remembered? What will be your legacy? This letter passes on your values— not your valuables. Your Will answers the question, “What do I want my heirs to have?”  Your Ethical Will states “What do I want them to know.” You will be communicating your beliefs; what you have learned in your lifetime and your expressions of love. Join Dave Rutstein as he discusses this centuries-old tradition. Dave will be conducting small workshops early next year for those who attend this presentation to assist you in writing this timeless and permanent gift to your family.   Dave has had a distinguished career in Washington as a community leader, including being named as a Washingtonian of The Year by Washingtonian Magazine. He has helped countless people write what many believe is the most gratifying letter you will ever write for yourself and for those you love.

Sisterhood Member Spotlight - Fern Jaffe Fern is a Lifetime Member of the Sisterhood. Her four children rose through our Religious School and became B’nai Mitzvot at Temple Shalom.  Fern’s kids attended the RAC trip (Religious Action Committee) in Washington D.C.  Fern has a special appreciation for the contributions the Sisterhood makes to the Religious School and RAC Trip.   Fern’s generosity in hosting this year’s Sisterhood fundraiser will help ensure that the Sisterhood may continue to support the Religious School, RAC trip and many other worthy endeavors.


Carole Flegel Gems at the Jaffe’s Mark your calendars for the biggest Sisterhood event of the year! Monday, December 11th 11:00am to 2pm Join us at the gorgeous beachfront home of Fern and Andrew Jaffe. Along with a delicious catered brunch, the NYC based award-winning artist, Aviva Shapiro, will exhibit her fine jewelry.  As a special bonus, admission includes a raffle for a stunning pair of earrings valued at $1,800! Many thanks to Fern, our “Sisterhood Spotlight Member” for hosting this event!   Happy Chanukah!

Special thanks and appreciation to Paula Brody and Debra Antzis for coordinating the Champagne & Chocolate event at Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery. Paula’s artwork is truly an inspiration!

Gems at the Jaffes

Sisterhood Fundraiser Luncheon & Jewelry Trunk Show Monday, December 11, 2017 11­00am to 2­00pm 10091 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, Florida Featuring the jewelry of Aviva Shapiro

Artisan GoldsmiŠ Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Sisterhood’s page on the Temple website or mailing a check to Temple Shalom Sisterhood, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119 Each ticket purchased includes a chance to win “Abricot Citron Aperitif,” a pair of handmade, 22K gold, apricot and lemon sapphire earrings valued at $1,800

Ticket Levels Silver (includes one raffle ticket): $75 Gold (includes two raffle tickets): $150 Platinum (includes three raffle tickets): $250 Ticket proceeds and a portion of sales will support Sisterhood of Temple Shalom. Tickets must be purchased by December 6th.


We Are One: A Musical Celebration to host students from Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps By Carole J Greene We residents of coastal Collier County sometimes think no further than 5th Avenue South or Artis—Naples. Many of us must admit that we have never visited Chocoloskee, Goodland or Immokalee. As Temple Shalom works toward solidarity with communities beyond our own religious family, we have become more aware of the world around us. One of those seldom-seen towns has developed a success story second to none: Immokalee’s Guadalupe Center. Started in 1982 as a soup kitchen, Guadalupe Center has grown and remodeled itself to carry out a vital mission: “to break the cycle of poverty through education.” Quite an ambitious goal, but through the Tutor Corps, the Center has worked for the past decade to do just that. The statistics are astonishing. For more than nine consecutive years, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high-school seniors have graduated AND been accepted into a post- secondary institution. Over 90 percent of Tutor Corps college students graduate with a post-secondary degree. Keep in mind that mainly these students come from farm laborer families living at or below the poverty line. These statistics far surpass the national average for communities much higher on the socio-economic scale. Tutor Corps’ success proves that it knows how to address the specific needs of children from low-income agricultural communities when applying to college. How does it work? High-school students with at least a 3.0 GPA can apply for acceptance into the program. They are matched with adult mentors who advise and encourage them, paving the way to success. In turn, these students tutor younger children—and earn money while doing so. In addition, Tutor Corps students can accrue up to $16,000 in Guadalupe scholarships for college. The dedicated staff provides instruction in test-taking skills, guidance in selecting college and career, assistance with financial aid and securing additional scholarships. The Corps’ ongoing support not only prepares students 12

for college but also for graduation into their careers. Today, 220 Tutor Corps students are enrolled—100 high-school students and 120 college students. We will welcome many of them as our guests at the “We Are One: A Musical Celebration” program. Phil Beuth, the recipient of our Temple Shalom Award for Social Justice that will be presented at our March 11, 2018 “We Are One” event, is a significant supporter and molder of the Tutor Corps Program. He has served on the board of the Guadalupe Center since 2003. Barbara Oppenheim, former president of Guadalupe Center for 15 years, said this about our honoree: “Phil Beuth is one of the nicest persons I’ve ever encountered, a philanthropist at his very best. He’s always recruiting, has brought hundreds of potential donors to the center. As a

board member when the educational program formed in 2004-05, he was instrumental in refining the Tutor Corps into what it is today.” Schedule this special event on your calendar to show solidarity with the Immokalee community and especially this outstanding educational program. While thinking of events to calendar, don’t forget another “We Are One” program: the December 15th Shabbat observance that will include a postservice social-hall discussion of Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s book Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Use Words Wisely and Well.

Words That Hurt Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm

Surely many people when young heard someone say to them “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” Most people will agree with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin when he wrote “In our hearts we know that this is untrue.” A number of years ago Rabbi Telushkin wrote a highly acclaimed book Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Use Word Wisely and Well. Among other important things, Rabbi Telushkin explains the irreversible damage that words can cause. Rabbi Harold Kushner commented, “I don’t know anyone whose life would not be blessed by this book.”

As the first in a series of events leading up to We Are One: A Musical Celebration, Rabbi Miller will lead the discussion of Words that Hurt on Friday evening, December 15th, during Shabbat service. Rabbi Telushkin, who enjoyed visiting our community only a few years ago, will not be attending, but he is pleased that we are discussing his book. The relevance for us relates directly to Temple Shalom’s focus on continuing the spirit of solidarity with We Are One: A Musical Celebration and its emphasis on social justice. The dust jacket of this book includes the following quote about Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, “This incisive and unique analysis of the power of words not only describes the plague of uncivil speech afflicting our society, it offers inspired, tangible solutions that can transform every one of it readers’ lives. If more congressmen, senators, presidents, and journalists took Telushkin’s message to heart, we’d live in a more just world.” If more people took this message to heart, and choose their words wisely and well, there could be more bridges of understanding, and ultimately a more just world.

Jeff Dawson Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions on Campus Tuesday, December 5th 7:00pm Temple Shalom This is a free event and open to all

Jeff Dawson received his B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism and B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. In Washington, D.C. he worked for the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) to counter the de-legitimization of Israel on college campuses. In addition to speaking at universities across North America about the Arab-Israeli conflict, he coauthored “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story” and published opinion pieces in The Jerusalem Post. In 2015, Jeff returned to his home state to become AIPAC’s Florida Synagogue Initiative Deputy Director, working to help strengthen the pro-Israel movement in synagogues throughout the region.


The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Since its founding, Israel’s enemies have repeatedly attempted to attack the Jewish state through military assaults and terrorist attacks. Once they realized they could not conquer Israel through conventional wars, they redoubled their efforts to eliminate her through economic, diplomatic, legal and cultural warfare.  More recently, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has become the primary weapon used by Israel’s enemies used to stigmatize, delegitimize and isolate the Jewish state.  In the United States, the BDS movement has focused much of their efforts on college campuses, where student governments pass resolutions for their universities to divest from Israel.  Jeff will talk about the history of the BDS movement, what can be done to counter this animosity towards the Jewish state and the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119 239-455-3030


proudly presents

A Community Day of Music Showcasing the many musical talents of the Temple Shalom family

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4PM Free and open to all! Join us for refreshments following the show


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Thursday, December 21st 1:30pm Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Facilitator: Marti Gross Set during the horrors of World War II, the novel confronts the Nazi regime through the lives of three incredible women.

One Family is members connecting and engaging with each other, with Temple and with Torah. For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website 14

Tik kun Olam S o ciety

by Ken Goldstein

Let’s Protect Our Water, Wetlands and Wildlife If you attended the environmental forum on November 2nd you learned about what we can do to protect our water, wetlands and wildlife here in Southwest Florida. Rabbi Miller began the forum with a discussion of Jewish values and the environment. One quote from Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13 resonated with me. “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.” We then had speakers from the Conservancy of SWFL and Audubon of the Western Everglades. The growth in Southwest Florida has already impacted our estuaries and wetlands, affecting the quality of our water and the loss of many birds. They left us with a “to do” list. Here are just a few highlights: 1. Conservation Collier Referendum. This is a local conservation land acquisition and management program. Since 2002 over 4,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land throughout Collier County has been acquired. Conservation Collier will be on a future ballot to renew acquisition funding. In the meantime, there are significant properties that can be acquired through Conservation Collier with the use of approved interim funding. What can you do now? The public can support current acquisitions, as well as future acquisitions, by calling or emailing the Board of County Commissioners and/or commenting in person at meetings. Go to and select Your Government. 2. Florida Forever and State Conservation Land Funding. Projects within this program protect our water and wildlife resources, keeping them connected and intact in SW Florida. The public can make the biggest difference by calling, emailing or meeting with local state representatives and asking for funding for these programs and projects. Ask to keep Florida ranches working and connected with easements and support for CREW which protects our water supply. 3. Conserve Water 4. Join Audubon Western Everglades at and the Conservancy of SWFL at to keep up with the latest on all these and other vital conservation actions and policies. 5. Join the Tikkun Olam Council! For more information contact Ken Goldstein at

Israel Advocacy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Collier County presents

Dr. Eric Mandel Thursday, January 18th 7:30pm at Temple Shalom An insider’s view from Capitol Hill and Israeli National Security Interests Dr. Eric R. Mandel is the Director of MEPIN, the Middle East Political Information Network, briefing and providing analysis to Congress, foreign policy experts, and journalists. He is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, focusing on the US-Israel relationship, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, American security interests in the Middle East, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Dr. Mandel is the Northeast co-chair of StandWithUs, an international organization dedicated to educating the public about the Middle East and Israel. For the last 15 years, Dr. Mandel has lead in-depth seminars into the Middle East meeting with the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Egyptian leadership, visiting Syrian refugee camps, and is preparing to go to Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. Registration Pre-registration- $18 At the door- $25 Students- Free (pre-registration only) To pre-register Call the Jewish Federation at 239-263-4205 Or mail a check to: JFCC, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109, Attn: IAC/Eric Mandel · Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and the number attending. For students, please indicate school attending. For questions please call 239-263- 4205 or email Renee’ at


Torah Circle Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld Rabbi’s Circle Myra and Mort Friedman Howard and Janet Solot Supporter Tammy Strohl Samuel and Darren Samuel Michael & Phyllis Seaman Bernie and Helene Weiss Michal Wiesler Sponsor Anonymous Barbara Cohen Barb and Len Cutler Simone & Scott Lutgert Fran and Rob Nossen Mae Riefberg Susan and Nat Ritter Sandy Stone Arlene and Bob Subin Joel Waltzer Nancy and Jack Wiadro Debbie and Barry Zvibleman Pillar Tracey and Larry Albert Anonymous Shelly Berkle Iris Bland Karen and Marty Cohn Myra and Peter Cristall Karen and Stan Deutsch Bill and Eileen Ertag Rachel and Howard Gutman Merrylee and Joseph Kandel Ed Kaufman Barbara and Bob Levine Carol and Michael Levy Jennifer Siegal-Miller and Adam Miller Gail and Russell Smith Judi and Dan Spintman Nancy White 16

Friend Debra Antzis and Chad Atkins Mardelle and Bennett Berman Bonnie Bodin Judy and Phil Ciorciari Lori and Ed Cohen Nancy and Ed Colodny Sandy and Sid Diamond Barbara Druckman Lin and Gary Dworkin Victoria Cooper and Alan Einhorn Diana and Ken Goldstein Jeri Hall and Ted Goldberg Nancy and Bruce Graev Jane Schiff and Lon Gratz Barbara and Andrew Halmos Harriet and Merlin Lickhalter Linda Hamburger Kim and Eric Hochman Rosie Liebovich-Hyman and Chuck Hyman Roz and Al Katz Bobbie and Gene Katz Lin and Ron Klein Carol and Larry Kurlander Gail and Howard Lanznar Scott and Simone Lutgert Lillian and Allen Menkin Jacqueline and Victor Meskin Jim & Jane Perman Judy and Chuck Picus Debbie Laites and Ben Post Toby and Wayne Press Wendy Riedel Naida and Mike Rodman Barbara and Loren Rosenbach Michelle Sodini - Rubin and Paul Rubin Joan and Marc Saperstein Gay and David Silberg Carol and Gene Simon Gail and Russell Smith Irene Smith Tillie and Howard Stacker Pat and Marshall Sutker Rich Treiser Zdenka Tichy and Eric Wasser Beth and Brian Wolff

As of November 17th


I/We Care

Cheryl and Ed Alexander Randi Barr Shirley and Bob Bassin Irv Berzon Maria Bollt Ted and Nancy Brother Dave Citrin Katie and Harvey Cohen Mimi and Buzz Cohn David Dembo Carole and Jason Flegel Alan & Eva Freeman Alice and Jack Gish Ellen and Steve Goldberg Lenore Greenstein Wendy and Earl Gurevitch Michael Horowitz Alan & Corky Kaplan Joan and Byron Krantz Godfrey Levy Shelley and Jacob Lieb Frances Kline and Mark Malone Nancy Brown and Bill Maltby Ida and Jeff Margolis Marty Nicolau Judi Palay Susan and Jack Rabin Midge Rauch Sandra Rick Helen and Ed Rosenthal Lyle and Gloria Rosenzweig Michael Rubner Sandy and Len Schuman Myra Shapiro Arlene and Michael Sobol Sheryl and Lee Spielman Sheldon and Betsy Starman Gail and Mel Ufberg Linda and Jerry Wainick Debby and Jeff Waranch Marla and Allen Weiss Wilbur and Carole Yellin Judy and Mel Zahn

Carol Clarke Louisa and Jerome Davin Shellie Specter and Bob Davidson Robyn Deering Celia Deifik Kal and Ruth Faye Gloria Garber Suzanne Gopman Judy and Jack Kaufman Bernie Lashinsky Hilda and Marty Levine Toby Levine Nina and Moises Levy Dottie Magen Sheryl Breadman and Eli Montague Susan and Joel Pittelman Paul Rosofsky James and Millie Sernovitz Joan Werhane Jan and Shelly Whitman

Torah Circle A gift of $18,000 or above to include your L’Shalom pledge Rabbi’s Circle A gift of $10,000 to include your L’Shalom pledge Supporter A gift of $5,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Sponsor A gift of $2,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Pillar A gift of $1,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Friend A gift of $500 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Builder A gift of $250 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge I/We Care A gift above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge 17

Ultimately, it’s your experience that matters. To be sure, we’re proud of our 29 years of experience in senior living. But, to us, what really matters is your experience at our communities. We do everything with that idea clearly in mind. So, go ahead, enjoy yourself with great social opportunities and amenities. Savor fine dining every day. And feel assured that assisted living services are always available if needed.

Join us at our Home for Hanukkah Open House Wednesday, December 13th • 3:00pm To RSVP please call 239.444.6891

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Temple Shalom Sisterhood Judaica Shop Chanukah begins the evening of December 12th Shop early for the best selection!

Large supply of Chanukah menorahs, candles, gelt, toys and decorations Hours Sunday - 9am to 12pm

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Congregational trip to the Conservancy of SWFL

October 20th

Mazel Tov! Three Temple Shalom members were honored on November 29th at the 2017 Naples Daily News 25 over 50 Awards luncheon for their accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the community. Join us in congratulating Art Bookbinder, Yale Freeman and Myra Shapiro.

Members of Temple Shalom joined together on October 20th for and educational, informative and fun trip.

Temple member Murray Hendel will be honored at The Jewish Historical Society of SWFL’s annual Jewish History Month Celebration on Sunday, January 21st at the Hilton Hotel in Naples. A documentary movie, Murray’s Mile, will premier at the event. Visit the Jewish Historical Society of SWFL’ s website for more information www.

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Philip Henault Mark & Adele Cohen Marc & Jan Gerber Marc Email: Cellphone: 239-206-7968 Jan Email: Cellphone: 239-206-7969 Jan and Marc are full time residents originally from Mount Kisco, NY. They have two grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. Marc is a civil engineer and an active trumpet player in town. Jan is a teacher who plays Mah Jong, golf and canasta. Francene Boxer Email: Cellphone: 720-272-0502 Dina Thoma-Tennenbaum & Alois Zanoni Alois Email: Cellphone: 239-587-3489 Dina Email: Cellphone: 239-580-8848 These former seasonal members live in Switzerland when not in Naples. They have three children and two grandchildren. They like classical music, exhibitions, literature as well as playing golf and hiking in mountains.


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Endowment Corner

Suzanne Low, J.D., CFP®, Endowment Chair As year-end approaches, for most investors 2017 may be a very good year. And with that may come hefty tax consequences, which can take a big bite out of your overall returns. To cushion the blow, here are some tax planning strategies to minimize your 2017 taxes and benefit the Temple at the same time. A real win, win scenario! There is much talk that Congress may change the tax laws in 2018, perhaps lowering rates for many taxpayers. If tax rates drop, the value of a charitable gift made this year will be greater than if you wait to make that gift next year. For example, if you are taxed at the 35% tax rate and make a $10,000 gift in 2017, it will save you $3,500 in taxes. If the rate is lowered to 20% next year, your tax savings in 2018 for that same $10,000 gift will be only $2,000. And an additional charitable contribution may keep you from moving into a higher tax bracket. One of the most popular charitable-giving tools for many retirees to maximize support of your favorite charities is a gift from your IRA. If you are 70  ½  or older and have required minimum distributions (RMDs) that you must take from your IRA, making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA to your favorite charity is a tax-wise way to make a gift. A distribution of up to $100,000 - made directly from your IRA custodian to the charity - will count towards your

With a completed endowment gift of $10,000 or more you will become a member of our Eternal Light Society.

RMD, but it will not be recognized as income on your tax return. With the stock market at record highs, remember that, under current tax laws, a donation of appreciated securities remains one of the most tax-advantaged ways to give. By transferring the securities to the Temple, you avoid the capital gain tax and also get the charitable deduction for the contribution. As always, I am happy to discuss the possibilities of giving to Temple Shalom. You can either call the Temple office, or call me directly at 239-450-8112.

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Mitzvah Baskets Fund: Bimah food baskets for Shabbat. A $100 donation purchases several hundred dollars of food for JFCS.

Showing We Care Contributions to Temple Shalom funds are wonderful ways to show your appreciation of family and friends, to celebrate happy occasions and to honor the memories of loved ones. We suggest a minimum donation of chai ($18.00). With a minimum donation of chai, a notice of your gift will be sent to the honoree and mention will be published in The Voice.


General Fund: Support Temple operations. Capital Reserve: Maintain and enhance buildings and grounds. Security Fund: Improve safety and security Tree of Life: Each ‘Rock’ and ‘Star of David’ is a donation of $540.00; each ‘Leaf ’ is $240.00. The contribution must be received in its entirety before engraving is ordered. Tribute Garden: Enhance garden, buildings and grounds. Dedication opportunities are available


Memorial Fund: Donations in memory of loved ones William Freschel Kiddush Fund: Provide Kiddush Lunch each Saturday following worship services. A $150 donation sponsors Kiddush in honor of a special someone or occasion. Flower Fund: Bimah flowers each Shabbat. A $100.00 donation sponsors flowers in memory or in honor of a special someone or occasion.

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund: Enhances music at Temple Shalom. Prayerbook Fund: Prayerbooks and Torah commentaries. Prayerbooks - $54, Torah commentary - $100 High Holy Days preayerbooks (set) - $108


Endowment Fund: To secure the future, enrich programs and provide for emergency needs of the congregation. Honey Berkle Endowment Fund: Support overall mission of Temple Shalom. The Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld Endowment Fund: Support operating and capital expenses.

Adult Education Fund: Enhance adult education programs.

Kraus Scholar In Residence Endowment Fund: To bring visiting scholars to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.

Religious School Fund: Supplies and activitiess for Jewish learning in Religious and Hebrew Schools.

The Low Family Endowment Fund: To secure the future of Temple Shalom and Reform Judaism in Southwest Florida.

Religious School Enrichment Fund: Augments the Religious and Hebrew School educational programming.

The Herbert & Ruth Abramson Fund: To supplement general operations and provide enrichment for Temple functions.

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund: Religious and Hebrew School scholarships for students in need.

The Janet & Howard Solot Endowment Fund: For general charitable uses and purposes.

Ben Calmenson Fund: Sponsors children to attending Camp Coleman.



Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund: Curriculum and teaching skill enrichment activities for Sunday and Hebrew School teachers. Youth Activities Fund: Financial support for our youth to attend Camp Coleman, to take part in regional/ national youth conventions, and summer in Israel experiences. Preschool Fund: Supplies and activities for the Preschool. Preschool Enrichment Fund: Books, magazines and media for children and adolescents. Arby Lipman Children's Library: For the purchase of children and adolescent books and magazine subscriptions, and supplies. Jack and Charlotte Ward Family Children's Music Shelf: Audio and video music for children.

Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes,and general enhancement of the Rabbi's work. Cantor Azu's Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes and general enhancement of the Cantor's work. Leadership Fund: Enhance and enrich leadership programs at Temple Shalom.


Rabbi James & Jane Perman Library: Books, magazine subscriptions and supplies.


David and Lillian Thalenfeld Fund for Social Justice: Support Temple’s participation in social justice events and activities.

Oneg Shabbat:

Sponsors Onegs in celebration of an event or to honor someone. This fund is administered by Temple Shalom Sisterhood. Please contact Sandy Stone (239) 597-1553


Contributions to Temple Shalom General Fund

In Memory of: Rebecca Feinberg by Cheryl & Mark Feinberg Myron Symons by Gale Lazarus Max Alpern by Laurie & Dr. Matt Targoff Evelyn Alexander by Cheryl & Ed Alexander Gertrude Brother by Nancy & Ted Brother Karen Ciorciari, Robert Seidman, Roslyn Burns, Isabelle Seidman by Judy & Philip Ciorciari Herman Gold, Saul Ertag by Eileen & Dr. Bill Ertag Donna Oshry Highstein by Dr. Sam Oshry Goldie Ross, Ignaty Rosensweig by Marilyn & Dr. Bob Ross Pearl Sugarman by Iris Abel, Dr. Iris Bland Joseph Dessoff by Nancy & Ed Colodny Salvatore Battaglia, Zoltan Herskovits by Barbara & Dr. Andrew Halmos Joe Gardner by Sylvia Wolinsky David Wolf by Sheila & Howie Agranat Lillian Koplovsky by Lee Kaye Samuel Steinhouse by Diana & Carl Steinhouse Theodore Bollt by Maria Bollt J. Harry Katz by Gloria Katz Mary Grossman by Debby & Jeff Waranch Roz Citrin by Dr. Iris Bland Mort Riefberg by Christie & George Bohigian Jeff Kuller, Louis Klein, Merrill Kuller by Gracia Kuller In Honor of: Max Goldberg on becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Marilyn & Bob Ross

In Appreciation:

By Jane Berger By Shaun Ertischek Of Eli Montague by Doris Friedman By Elaine Silverman Of High Holy Day Services by Jill & Lawrence Wilker By Judy Copeland & Mark Schulman Of High Holy Day Services by Connie Mansfield Of High Holy Day Services by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter By CK Thurber Of High Holy Day Services by Belle & Ronald Agronin By Theresa & Stuart Axelrod By Sue & Harvey Sturm

Religious School Enrichment Fund In Memory of: Clara Ganzman by Wendy Riedel Edward Teater by Jessica & Jeremy Schaab Allen Katz by Roz & Al Katz

As of November 1

Polster Religious School Fund In Memory of:

Sayde Diengott by Sandy Stone Frances Yohay, Lillian Nerenberg, Pearl Sugarman by Linda Denning William Freschel Kiddush Fund In Memory of: Rachel Peltz by Freddi & Alan Peltz Edward Kodicek by Sandy Sirkus

Mitzvah Food Basket Fund

In Honor of: Murray Goold, Benjamin Gross by Marti Gross Berel Mair by Lisa & Dr. Richard Mair

Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund

In Memory of: Eva Shapiro, Frederick Shapiro by Dottie Magen Ida Maek Heller by Gail & Russell Smith Roz Citrin by Dave Citrin Hattie Berman by Mardelle & Bennett Berman Theodore Bollt by Maria Bollt Amy Post, Abram Post by Debra Laites & Ben Post Harry Grandis by Nancy White Evelyn Cole, Billy Butterworth by Jean Morrison Evelyn Cole by Janice Mowery In Appreciation: By Helene & Judge Norman Krivosha By Helen & Martin Siegal With Prayers for a Speedy Recovery to: Dr. Alan Kaplan by Arlene & Bob Subin

Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund

In Memory of: Selma Batkin by Beryl & Elliot Miller Roz Citrin by Dave Citrin Lilyan Cohn, Anita Gardner by Karen & Dr. Marty Cohn Ruth Goldstein Chosiad by Eloyse & David Fisher Dr. Samuel Braverman, Andrew Lown by Bunny Levere Eugenia Simon by Carol & Dr. Gene Simon Ronald Levy by Joyce Levy & Ken Sidman

Prayerbook Fund

In Memory of: Meyer Ruchman by Louise & Bill Warshauer

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund

In Memory of: Rabbi Howard Greenstein by Lenore Greenstein Bill Iwanyshyn by Simone & Dr. Michael Marks, Sandy Stone 24

Rabbi James and Jane Perman Library Fund

In Memory of: Martin Diamond by Sandy & Sid Diamond Max Peltz by Judith & Benjamin Peltz Edna Katz by Barbara & Dr. Len Cutler Eva Friedman by Sandy & Sid Diamond Joseph Rosenbach by Barbara & Dr. Loren Rosenbach David Nahari, Malka Teich by Michal Wiesler Joseph Brenner by Maxine & Harvey Brenner In Honor of: Eileen Ertag on her special birthday by Barbara Cohen Dr. Gene Katz on his birthday, Robert Levine on his birthday by Barbara & Dr. Len Cutler

David & Lillian Thalenfeld Fund

In Memory of: Sadie Walkenberg, Jacob Beitchman by Cary & Dr. David Goodman

Kraus Scholar in Residence Endowment Fund

In Memory of: Evelyn Cole by Marcelle Reiss Frieda Kraus, Valerie Kraus, Charles Rubin by Shirley & Henry Kraus

Endowment Fund

In Memory of: Evelyn Cole by Peter Hacker Evelyn Angoff by Eleanor & Walter Angoff In Honor of: Ina Barr on her 85th birthday by Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz

Please Do Not Forget Us Dr. Paul Rosofsky Judi Palay

Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund

In Memory of: Adolph Weinfeld by Helen Weinfeld In Celebration of: Evelyn Cole’s 97 years of productive life by Helen Weinfeld In Appreciation: Of Michael Feldman’s hospitality by Jane & Rabbi Jim Perman

Temple Security Fund

In Memory of: Robert Millstone by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of: Lottie Riedel by Wendy Riedel

Tribute Garden

In Memory of: Harold Rabinowitz by Maxine & John Corbellini Pavers: Temple Shalom Sisterhood

Honey Berkle Endowment Fund

In Memory of: Bertha Applebaum, Sheila Weidman, Sophie Berkle by Shelly Berkle Honey Berkle by Shelley & Jacob Lieb, Barbara Applebaum

Hurricane Donations

Anonymous Steven Ambus Shelly Berkle Chery Birge Carol Buchoff Seyla & Barry Cohen Robert Cohen Marlene & Mark Cohn Rebecca Cornacchia Dr. Jeffrey Eisenstein Susan & Steven Goldstein Carol & Burt Hirsch Theresa & Georg Hudak Jewish Federation of Collier County

Janet & Jason Kessel Andy Korn Marie Large Marcia Leibson Corrine & Jon Merksamer Jackie & Frank Paulson Aileen & Michael Pierce Estelle & Stuart Price Judith & John Remondi Jane & Michael Rollins Elaine & Martin Samuels Joanne & Daniel Schwartz Rita Segerman Karoline Sheldon Michael Wiesler Sandra & Burt Zucker

Do Not Forget Us We have been invited to join several other FL communities in helping Rabbi Dukhovny’s Jewish community in Ukraine. Many of our students here in Collier need to take advantage of the backpack program to have food for the weekend. Rabbi Dukhovny discovered that many of his young students had little or nothing to eat over the weekend as well. He hired a cook and arranged for the children to come to their school for a hot meal both Saturday and Sunday. Remember, think cold weather and little house heat. If we choose to help, our share would be $300 for a quarter of the year. For $100 a month, we can feed more than 50 children each weekend. Rather than just sending money for use as needed, we can fill a very important need. How could we say no? If you wish to participate, please send a check to Temple Shalom and mark in the memo DNFU. This would truly be a mitzvah. Thank you, Judi Palay and Paul Rosofsky Co-chairs


December 2017

December 2017


Birthdays 26


Elaine and Geoffrey Porter


Irina and Neil Koppel


Rosalie and Perry Switzen


Judy and Barry Freedman


Beverly and Howard Moeckler


Marcia and Josh Buckman


Ina and Richard Barr


Lucia and Gabriel Kohn


Rhonda and Steve Brazina


Karen and Marty Cohn

Barry and Mary-Beth Levitz


Judit and Richard Price

Lisa and Dale Katz

Phyllis and Ralph Luts


Harriet and Myron Hirsch


Fran and Rob Nossen


Lauren and Todd Brodie

Lisa and Stephen Kotler


Helen and Ed Rosenthal


Helene and Bill Gillingham


Sandy and Richard Cohen

Arlene and Bob Subin

Rhoda and Murray Siegel


Stephanie and David Portman

Sue and Dave Waldman


Helene Gordon


Dan Abrams


Susan Waldman

Vickie Nolen


Bobbie Lublin

Ronald Altman


Susan Pittelman

Roberta Macchio


Jack Wiadro

Joan Toder

Eileen Cohen

Helaine Lender


Anthony Solomon


Cari Johnson

Stephen Bacharach

Eli Montague

Ronald Radin


Sandra Korn


Nancy Reilly

Riva Szrajbman

Gloria Mellman

Rogerio Santos

Mark Malone

Jacque Lynn Paulson

Phyllis Seaman


Richard Toder


Elliott Singer

Lydia Bond

Helene Naimon

Aileen Pierce


John Reilly

Mark Wasserman


Marla Weiss

Suzanne Gopman

Harvey Cohen

Julia Harris


Leda Lubin

Adrea Kofman

Richard Matties

Jason White

Sanford Sirkus


Stephen Brazina

Josh Isenberg


Rachel Hinchliffe

Gail Lanznar

Edward Cohen

Michael Marks


Margo Rosenfeld


Robert Landy

Kenarette Corl

Jeff Waranch


Debby Waranch

Tiffany Fireman


Debra Wyman

Adam Goldstein

Elizabeth Pirrone


William Herbst


Howard Moeckler

Louise Warshauer


Connie Krotick

Philip Freeman

Sandy Spector

Diana Steinhouse

Jessica Shwedel

Eric Hochman

Pauline Hendel

Jeffrey Eisenstein


Stuart Warshauer

Joyce Levy


Rachel Cohen

Franklin Paulson

Irving Epstein

Sandra Epstein


Abbie Sladick

Stephen Cohen

Henry Kraus

Jane Perman

Michael Swartz


December 2017

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Marvin Tucker Janette Manheim Ruth Morrison Martin Freedman Gertrude Frankel Dr. Edwin Brody Mary Einhorn Jean Frank Harvey Friedman Gabriel Luff Dora Vogel Jack Donnerstag Sylvia Ichel Betty Goldman Dorothy Richmond Albert Oppenheim Joseph C. Perman Abraham Katz Joyce Rosenbach Ada Siegel Samuel Wasserman Dr. Samuel Weisberg Jacob Goldsmith Arnold Rubin Charles Berger Steven Bluhm Murray Cassell Lena Burke Agnes Rosen Jean Geren Fanny Millstein Samuel Hacker Sidney Goldberg Mollie Berliss Izadore Werber Nicki Holden Sam Bender Ruth Freedman Adeline Kassmir Jerold Dinaburg Joseph Rubenstein Alan Grossman Beatrice Glenn Seymour Katz Mildred Friedberg Evelyn Davis Meyer Palay Doris Peltz Harry Chemerow Mary Missel Annette Helms Steven Saperstein Sylvia Rice Ted Sernovitz Rebecca Shapiro David Mendick Denny Pollack

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Denny Pollock Max Waldman Reuben Schwartz Philip Datz Abe Skurow Frieda Zahn Martin Adlestein Eva Barr Stephen Bell Nathan Grossman Max Chervitz Alan Dessoff Ruth Fisher Marion Anderson Sally Anderson Ardmore Thompson David Friedman Philip Dorfman Robert Fuchs Joseph Hecht Mary Kastner Sydnor Shatz Morris Freschel Charlotte Freschel Jacob Schroeder Philip Kaster Mack Fried Rose Dinaburg Alice Cohn Julius Schmitzer Samuel Katz Sam Birnbaum Gloria Kushnir Morris Loinger Mollie Mitchell Alfred Krause Samuel Raichlen Fredric Raichlen Herbert Mackoff Mary Rosenfeld Hannah Schechter N. Arthur Wasserman Lillian Teitelbaum Bill Smith Minette Sissman William Smith Harry Snyder May Lipton Bertha Swartz Max Tucker Morris Treiser Pearl Solomon Theodore Fink Robert Gurman Harry Wolinsky Amy Albin Seymour Merker

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Thelma Weiss Norman Antzis Steve Shore Max Bassin Tullia Santini Linda Anderson Evelyn Brenner Louis Broadman Solomon Cahan Zaki Gordon Harry Einhorn Ruth Rivkin Gloria Molasky Beatrice Frankel Stephanie Freedman Dorothy Berliss Ann Hendler Samuel Cantor Mary Glassman Jeanette Nichols Herman Jaffe Meyer Cohen Lamont Kaplan Samuel Schwalb Bessie Kessler Morris Katz Gertrude Mackoff Ruth Rodman Max Missel Gertrude Gerber Maurice Rubner Bernard Shnider Rose Siegel Russell Smith III Molly Starman Lawrence Wasserman David Warshauer Shirley Fink Estelle Herman Barbara Miller Martha Rubin Esrael Bassewitz Edward Berger David Goldenblatt Abraham Citrin Augusta Cohen Ruth Solomon Celia Cristall Richard Diamond Frances Israel Henrietta Feldblum Richard Flagel Kenneth Freedman Samuel Freeman Ida Friedman Stanley Goodman Besie Wolkowitz


Mollie Turken Azrael Brandwynne Isidore Cohen Jerome Glenn Marc Kranz Edward Kleban Larry Braen David Cotler Lena Ansfield Rosa May Frank Ruth Poplock Lois Rashbaum Abraham Hurvitz Edward Dendooven Dr. Hyman Shapiro Sylvia Sherman Boris Ostrovsky Frank Schiff David Golant Albert Wiadro Tillie Kreisler Esther Berkowitz

Recently Deceased As of November 15

Judith Pendergast Widow of David Pendergast Marjorie Green Sister of Nanci Reid Sue Pitts Wife of Bobby Pits Evie Binder Cousin of Tussy Shnider Len Feiman Wife of Donald Feiman Bill Aberman Great uncle of Rabbi Miller Claudia Yellin Daughter of Carole and Wilbur Yellin Stan Eisner Uncle of Josh Isenberg Bill Iwanyshyn Father of Wallie Lenchner, father-in-law of Gary and grandfather of Alex and Sydnie 27

Coming up in January

Save these dates! Dr. Beth Kissileff Reading Genesis: Beginnings Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7pm

Deuteronomy 32:47 says the Pentateuch should not be ‘an empty matter.’ This new anthology from Beth Kissileff fills Genesis with meaning, gathering intellectuals and thinkers who use their professional knowledge to illuminate the Biblical text.

Presentation of the Lamed Vavnik Awards for Community Service in Honor of Ann Jacobson Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

Awards presented to Paul Rosofsky, Amy Snyder and Rev. Kathy Kircher

Beading for Betterment Did you miss the last Beading for Betterment session? No worries! More dates will be announced for January AND Look for sign up information for Beading for Betterment on Mitzvah Day Sunday, February 11, 2018

This project benefits the children of the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee

Dr. Ellaine Rosen Witness to Goodness Sunday, January 21, 2018 T 10am

The Holocaust is not only a story of victims, perpetrators and collaborators; it is also a story of heroes and heroines—both Jews and gentiles. At Yad VaShem, the State of Israel recognizes 26,685 “Righteous Gentiles.” Ellaine will discuss some of the heroic exploits and inventive means by which these brave men and women saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives. Of course, there were also Jewish heroes and heroines to be discussed as well.

Scholar in Residence Weekend Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman January 26-28, 2018

Please see the back cover of this issue of The Voice for more information.

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Chanukah Blessing over Candles Light the shamash candle first, then recite the blessings while lighting the other candles from left to right (newest to oldest). Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melech ha’olam Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us l’had’lik ner shel Chanukah. (Amen) to light the lights of Chanukah. (Amen)

Blessing for the Chanukah Miracle

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melech ha’olam Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe

she'asah nisim la'avoteinu bayamim haheim bazman hazeh. (Amen) Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time.

Shehecheyanu (This blessing is recited only on the first night of Chanukah) Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melech ha’olam Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe

shehecheyanu v’kiyimanu v’higi’anu laz’man hazeh. (Amen) who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season. (Amen)

Apple Latkes 4 large apples, peeled/cored/shredded (I use 2 Granny Smith and 2 Braeburn apples) Juice of 1 lemon 1 T ground cinnamon 3 T granulated sugar ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs Oil for frying, preferably vegetable or peanut OPTIONAL: Cinnamon Sugar & Powdered Sugar for dusting Directions: Heat oil over medium heat – you need approximately 2-3 inches of oil in your pan Wrap shredded apples in cheesecloth and squeeze to remove excess moisture (if you save the juice, you can mix it with powdered sugar for a glaze!) Place shredded apples in a bowl and mix with lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, and flour Beat the eggs and add to the apples, mixing just until incorporated Gently shape a small handful of apple mixture (you can make as big or small, thick or thin as you’d like!) Place in the oil and fry until golden brown; flip and fry until golden brown Remove to a wire rack to drain When slightly cool, dust with cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar or add a glaze Serve with jelly, ice cream, and/or whipped cream

Sufganiyot 1 pack of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits in cans (4 cans come in a package – you can buy other brands or flavors, but these work the BEST!) Oil for frying Jelly (strawberry or other favorite flavors) Cinnamon sugar Powdered sugar Granulated sugar Directions: Put cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar on separate shallow plates or bowls Open cans and separate biscuits – you can use all 40 at once or do just 10 at a time Heat oil over medium heat – you need approximately 3 inches of oil in your pan (enough to cover biscuits halfway) Carefully place biscuits in the oil, leaving plenty of room (depending on your pan, usually 4-5 at a time) Fry until golden brown and flip; continue frying until golden brown Remove to a wire rack to drain and cool slightly Fill with jelly (you can use a syringe; you can cut a small hole and squeeze jelly in; you can slice and add jelly – or if you really want, you can leave the jelly out completely) Toss your donut in your favorite sugar topping to coat 29


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December 2017







BBYO & Soulful Shabbat evening service 7:30pm




Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Hebrew School 4:45pm

Sunday Hebrew School 11:30

Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm

BBYO luncheon 1:30pm

Confirmation class 6pm

Cabaret Night 7pm

Guest speaker 7pm

Religious School 9am


Camp Coleman presentation 9:30am


Religious School 9am Jewish Genealogy for Adults 9:30am Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am


Religious School 9:00am Operation Nachas 9am


Sisterhood fundraiser 11am (offsite) Seminar - Ethical Wills 3pm


Naples Orchestra & Chorus concert 7pm

Confirmation class 9:30am

No Religious or Sunday Hebrew School


1st night of Chanukah

Melton Core class (1) 2pm Melton Core class (2) 3pm


Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Tikkun Olam Council meeting 9:30am


Hebrew School 4:45pm Chanukah in Mercato 5pm (offsite)

Torah Talk 8:30am Shabbat morning service 10am







Choir rehearsal 6:30pm

New member Meet & Greet 6:30pm

Choir rehearsal 6:30pm

Marketing committee meeting 11:30am

Shabbat evening service 7:30pm

Preschool Chanukah Festival 9:30am

Shabbat morning service 10am

Shabbat morning service 10am

Shabbat evening service with choir 7:30pm One Book


No Hebrew School

Melton Core class (2) 3pm


Sisterhood Book Bag 1:30pm





Shabbat evening service 7:30pm

Shabbat morning service 10am

Men’s Club meeting 6pm

Executive committee meeting 7pm

Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am


Sisterhood Board meeting 10am



Board meeting 8pm


Temple offices closed




Shabbat evening service 7:30pm

Shabbat morning service 10am


No Religious or Sunday Hebrew School



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Save the Date! Scholar in Residence Weekend January 26-28, 2018 Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman earned his doctorate in Hebrew Bible at Harvard. He also earned the degrees of Master of Theology at Harvard, Master of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Miami. The author of ten books, including Who Wrote the Bible, Commentary on the Torah, and the newly released, The Exodus, Dr. Friedman’s works represent a robust collection of careful investigation, detailed analysis of Hebrew Bible and rich biblical archaeology.

Friday, January 26, 7:30pm The Great Exodus Debate Saturday, January 27, 7:30pm Monotheism and the Death of the Gods *book signing after lecture Sunday, January 28, 10am Love your Neighbor (and Everyone) as Yourself *book signing after lecture

The Scholar in Residence weekend is made possible through the generosity of the Shirley & Henry Kraus Scholar in Residence Fund.

Thank you to our partners at the Jewish Federation of Collier County

December 2017 Voice