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January 2018 Volume XXXVIII Tevet/Shevat 5778 Number 4

Exploding with Exciting Experiences! Scholar in Residence Weekend January 26th-28th Dr. Richard Elliot Friedman page 9

Temple Shalom Community Day of Music January 7th page 4

Lamed Vavnik Award for Social Justice January 12th page 8 e Beading for Betterment r Mo ! e January 8th, 9th, 16th d i s n i page 14

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 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 8 Tikkun Olam 10 11 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

Ana Maria Tamargo Membership Engagement Coordinator & Concierge

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


Adam Miller As a rabbi in the northeastern part of the United States, one comes to expect that January and February will be slow months. When I served congregations in the New York and Boston areas, no family ever asked for a January or February date for a bar/bat mitzvah. Our program schedules became sparse, as fear of weather cancellations and travel challenges led us to develop a light calendar. Looking at our Temple Shalom calendar, and that of the community in Greater Naples, those days of quiet winter months seem a lifetime ago! Our calendars overflow today with more speakers, services, and engaging opportunities than one can possibly attend. And as one of my professors loved to say in rabbinic school, “You can’t dance at two weddings with one tuchus!” It is difficult, but we must make the choice between options, trying to find the one that best suits our interests, and personal needs. As challenging as it may be to select which programs and events to attend, it is equally daunting for me to decide which ones to focus on in my Voice column. It is like asking a parent to choose a favorite child – never a good idea as demonstrated by the way Joseph’s brothers treated him after he received the coat of many colors from their father. So, instead of trying to select one, let me present to you the encouragement to find the activities at Temple Shalom that are most meaningful to you. Our synagogue has many entry points – and we welcome you to explore those areas that connect with you, and enable you to further develop your sense of Jewish identity. In the coming weeks alone, we have a wide variety of experiences to choose from. For those looking for spirituality, we have our worship services, including a Soulful Shabbat with visual tefillah, as well as the Wise Aging: Sacred Living program. Those desiring adult education and deep learning will find stimulation through the Scholar in Residence weekend with Dr. Richard Friedman on the origins of our sacred texts, Rabbi Perman’s Sunday School for Adults, Rabbi David Jaffe teaching about our ability to change the world, and a special presentation on Hamilton. We celebrate this month the social justice efforts of our Lamed Vavnikim on January 12th, have

Temple Shalom offices will be closed on the following days: January 1st - New Year’s Day January 15th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

New Member Shabbat January 19th 7:30pm Join us as we welcome our newest members to the Temple Shalom family a forum on civility (“How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable”) on February 1st, and prepare for Mitzvah Day on February 11th. For children, we have Safety Day on January 14th and the excitement of Lego Shushan in early March. And I haven’t even scratched the surface! Most importantly, don’t allow the full calendar to overwhelm you! You don’t have attend everything – but you should find something. We are One Family with Many Connections, the doors are open for you to explore.

Meals of Hope

Look what your donation can buy! $18 = 90 meals $36 = 180 meals $100 = 500 meals $200 = 1,000 meals Help us reach our goal of 50,000 meals! Turn to page 13 for more information

Did you catch last year’s Wizard of Oz Purim Shpiel? This year is going to be even better! The title has yet to be released but, sign-ups to be a part of this year’s shpiel have begun. Don’t miss out on all the fun! 4 rehearsals beginning Feb. 4th. Contact Cantor Azu at and let her know you want to be a part of this year’s Purim Shpiel on March 4th No experience necessary!


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!

Donna Azu

Join us for refreshments following the show

What a treat you’ll receive by attending Temple Shalom’s first Community Day of Music on Sunday, January 7th at 4pm. As a community that appreciates the arts, we are lucky to have so many talented musicians among our Temple Shalom family. This concert will be a wonderful opportunity for these fantastic musicians to showcase their incredible talents. You don’t want to miss this concert! It’s free for all with refreshments to follow. Hope to you see on Sunday, January 7th at 4pm!

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

Executive Director

Eli Montague Leaving Paradise

Soulful Shabbat Sing. Pray. Celebrate! Friday, January 19th 7:30PM A service conducted in song & accompanied by a professional four-piece band.

Join us!


Who wouldn’t want to live in ‘Paradise’? I’ve so enjoyed my time at Temple Shalom and Naples. My biggest joy has been to meet, get to know, and work with so many of you. I will truly miss you all. As is true in all families, nothing can be accomplished without the help of others. During the past 22 months, I am most proud of being able to play a part in the following changes at Temple Shalom: Our move to a pledge system instead of dues, security improvements and training, rebranding our image and logo, our first outside financial review since 2005, implementation of a new recognition system, the build-out of our tribute garden, completing our endowment solicitor handbook and holding training sessions, employing a managed IT service and establishing our Membership Engagement Coordinator and Concierge position as a full-time staff member. To all of you - members, volunteers, committee members, lay leaders, and staff - I thank you for helping me to achieve so many changes in so short a time. We are indeed One Family. All my best, Eli Montague, FTA Executive Director

Introducing Ana Maria Tamargo

Membership Engagement Coordinator & Concierge


Debbie Zvibleman It is hard to believe that 2017 is gone and we are in 2018. Just six months ago we started our pledges which replaced dues. We have grown so much and have over 600 families. It is so wonderful to see so many new faces at our events. I want to welcome back many of our snowbirds, who in the past were called seasonal affiliates and are now full members. We have a very special event on Friday, January 12th at 7:30 pm during our Shabbat Service as we present the first Lamed Vavnik Awards for community Service in Memory of Ann Jacobsen. The awards will be presented to Paul Rosofsky, Amy Snyder and Reverend Kathy Kircher. This is one of many events leading up to our We Are One Celebration on March 11th. You will not want to miss any of these special events as they bring us together as a community. Everyone received a beautiful bookmark which lists all of the events with dates and times. On January 19th we will have our New Member potluck dinner followed by our Soulful Shabbat service lead by Cantor Azu. If you are a new member, please mark this date on your calendar. We always have great food and conversation. As many people come from somewhere else it is also great to play Jewish Geography. There are many educational opportunities during the month of January. Rabbi Miller and Missy Balsam are teaching a new Program called Wise Aging: Sacred Living consisting of 8 classes starting in early January. On January 11th, Dr. Beth Kissileff will present Reading Genesis:Beginnings at 7 pm. On January 21th, Dr. Ellaine Rosen will present Witness to Goodness at 10 am. The following weekend we have our Annual Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman, starting with Shabbat Services on Friday night the 26th. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of learning. This yearly event is made possible by the Shirley and Henry Kraus Scholar in Residence Fund. I would like to inform you of personnel changes in the office. Ana Maria Tamargo has joined the staff as our Temple Engagement Coordinator & Concierge. Please stop in and say hello if you get a chance. Ana Maria is very excited to introduce new members to Temple Shalom. On another note, our Executive Director, Eli Montague, will be leaving us at the end of January. We wish Eli well in his new endeavors. As you can see, January is packed with events for you to enjoy. As I have highlighted just some of the events, please refer to The Voice or go to our website at for dates and times.

Ana Maria Tamargo has a passion for Judaism and learning. As a Religious School teacher she has been sharing those passions with our students and families. She is so excited to now be joining the Temple Shalom office team, where she will be able to combine her love of Judaism with her love of people, helping to welcome and engage our community. As a busy mom to a beautiful daughter, Ariana, Ana Maria manages to squeeze out a little free time for her hobbies of crocheting, reading, cooking and baking. Stop by and say hello to Ana Maria!

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.

One Family is believing in the value and sacredness of friendships. For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website

Torah Talk

Saturday, January 6th Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 8:15 am - bagels, coffee, juice 8:30 am - discussion Facilitator: Dr. Randi Barr Hospitality: Paul Rosofsky 5


Seyla Cohen A brand new year! With the holidays behind us, it’s that time of the year when the children at Temple Shalom Preschool begin to settle into their familiar surroundings. Here at TSP, their homeaway-from-home, students enjoy returning to their classrooms, their comfort zone. Parents, as well as students, seem to sigh with relief when the hustle and bustle of the end of the year activities are behind them. It feels good to calm down and revert back to a more routine life style with more defined schedules. Children thrive on structure, so returning to a more predictable routine does them well. In January, we welcome our newest students; our Lil’ Cubs. Those little ones who missed the cut-off, have begun their first school experience. Through the help and tender loving care of Miss Christy and Miss Sam, our new Lil’ Cubs class is thriving as kids begin to learn all about independence. It’s hard at first to leave Mommy and Daddy, but once they catch on to the routine, they become our newest endearing family members. Health-Safety Day/Open House Once again Temple Shalom Preschool is hosting its annual Health-Safety Day/Open House on Sunday, January 14th from 11am to 2pm. This is a very special activity-packed day-long program educating our young citizens about health and safety within our community. Various community helpers come to present awareness about their individual departments. The children enjoy seeing fire trucks up close and personal. EMT shows up in their ambulances for the children to have a clear view of what is inside its vehicles, and the police department brings their mascot, McGruff the Crime Dog, teaching the children about combating crime in the area. Water safety, a major concern for parents in the area, is reinforced. Domestic animal services is another presenter, along with Smokey the Bear from the Department of Forestry. Not to mention the rock climbing wall and the bounce house bring a lot of fun and excitement to the children, as well as riding the ponies around our campus. Our Health-Safety Day is an event open to the general public and is a welcome and well-received program for the community each year.

Thursday, January 18th 1:30pm All That Man Is by David Szalay Facilitator: Carole Calrke Individual tales focus on contemporary European life. Short listed for last year’s Man Booker prize.



Ed Cohen

We a very excited to announce this year’s Men’s Club major fundraiser will be MAMA MIA, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, on Saturday, February 17, 2018. We hope that if you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, you will do so very soon. It’s going to be a great night! Please see below or look online on the Temple Shalom Mens’ Club page to order your tickets. Also consider becoming a Patron or advertiser. We really count on your support and will thank you prominently in the evening’s playbill. The proceeds from this fundraiser enable the Men’s Club to sponsor programs and initiatives at the Temple and support chartable needs of the Jewish community. On behalf of the entire Men’s Club Board, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy, prosperous and above all, a peaceful New Year. We are all looking forward to an exciting 2018 and to greeting you at upcoming events.

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:___________________________________________________________________________________ Yes, please list me as a Number of tickets: _______ @ $85 each = $_________ Patron in the Program Book for $25 Please write the names of the people you wish to sit with on a separate form. We will try to accomodate you on a first come-first served basis. Total enclosed: $ ________ Reservations must be received by February 3, 2018



Happy 2018! We have an incredible month ahead, with so much planned. Check out this month’s speakers and start your year off with our wonderful events.

Dr. Beth Kissileff Reading Genesis: Beginnings Thursday, January 11 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. These writers use insights from psychology, law, political science, literature, and other scholarly fields, to create an original constellation of modern Biblical readings, and receptions of Genesis: A scientist of appetite on Eve’s eating behavior; law professors on contracts in Genesis, and on collective punishment; an anthropologist on the nature of human strife in the Cain and Abel story; political scientists on the nature of Biblical games, Abraham’s resistance, and collective action. Beth Kissileff has a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania and writes regularly on cultural, literary, and religious topics in Tablet, The Forward, The New York Jewish Week, The New York Times, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Jerusalem Report and more.

Save the Dates! Sunday School for Adults with Rabbi Emeritus James Perman Sunday mornings, February 4th and 25th 10:30AM Open to all! Free of charge! Bring your friends!


Dr. Ellaine Rosen Witness to Goodness Sunday, January 21 at 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. Overhanging all of these stories is the ultimate question — would you have had the courage to do what these people did?

David Rutstein Writing an Ethical Will: The Most Rewarding & Enduring Gift You Can Give to Your Family Monday, January 22, 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 Monday, March 26, 2018 3 pm to 5 pm 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 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.

Scholar in Residence Weekend January 26-28, 2018 Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman Friday, January 26th, 7:30 pm The Great Exodus Debate Saturday, January 27th, 7:30 pm Monotheism and the Death of the Gods *book signing after lecture

Sunday, January 28th, 10 am Love your Neighbor (and Everyone) as Yourself *book signing after lecture

Dr. Friedman’s Scholar in Residence weekend will include a three part lecture series exploring ideas and concepts central to Jewish history and the Exodus narrative. Discover the real history of the Exodus and why it matters. Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to it. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account.

Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman earned his doctorate at Harvard in Hebrew Bible. 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. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge and Oxford, a Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa. He participated in the City of David Project archaeological excavations of biblical Jerusalem. He is now the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and is the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. 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. Each book is written with clarity and engaging style, turning a potentially dry scholarly inquiry into a lively and at times inspiring read.

The Scholar in Residence weekend is made possible through the generosity of the Shirley & Henry Kraus Scholar in Residence Fund. 9

Tik kun Olam C ouncil Together…We Can Repair the World Jewish Values and Civility Can We Disagree Without Being Disagreeable? How many friendships and family connections have been strained or even broken by our inability to exchange our views in a civil manner? We think it’s time to come together and learn…or relearn…the tradition of debate. The Tikkun Olam Council (TOC) will be presenting a forum on Thursday, February 1, 2018, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, to address this very issue. What do our Jewish values tell us about how to have a civil and frank exchange of ideas? How can we discuss the news of the day to provoke new ways of thinking? Is it possible to change our minds…or the minds of our friends and family…without destroying the very fabric of our connections? Over the past year the TOC held two forums…Jewish Values and Health Care and Jewish Values and the Environment. Each one began with Rabbi Miller presenting the traditions of our religion to provide the framework for our discussion. That same approach is what we will follow as we explore the question of civility. We are fortunate that Jane Schiff, the Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, will join us. She helped to develop the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Civility Campaign. Their goal is simple… “As a community, we must commit ourselves and ask others to open their hearts and minds to healthy, respectful dialogue based on our love for our neighbors and our people.

Jewish Values and Civility Can We Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Thursday, February 1st 4pm What do our Jewish values tell us about how to have a civil conversation and exchange of ideas? How do we discuss current events to promote new ways of thinking? Can we change our minds? The minds of our friends and family? Please join us at this forum presented by the Tikkun Olam Council of Temple Shalom

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We therefore agree to treat others with decency and honor and to set ourselves as models for civil discourse, even when we disagree with each other. We commit ourselves to this course to preserve an essential element of a community – the ability to meet and talk as brothers and sisters.” It’s time for our Temple Shalom community to take down the walls that divide us through civil discourse. Join us at the civility forum.

One Family is a warm welcome for all our members and visitors. For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website


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Temple Shalom Sisterhood

Sisterhood Luncheon & Program Tuesday, January 9th 11am

The following is a list of the current members of Temple Shalom Sisterhood (as of 11/30/17) Doris Adlestein Tracey Albert Cheryl Alexander Eleanor Angoff Debra Antzis Donna Azu Phyllis Barolsky Shelly Baron Ina Barr

Barbara Druckman Eileen Ertag Susan Feld Beth Feldman Eloyse Fisher Brooke Flegel Carole Flegel Jennifer Fleischer Anita Freeman

Deborah Kohler Shirley Kraus Barbara Kushnir Gale Lazarus Mary Beth Levitz Nina Levy Harriet Lickhalter Veora Little Suzanne Low

Anne Rubin Gail Sacknoff Tammy Samuel Joan Saperstein Debbe Schertzer Jane Schiff Sandra Schuman Phyllis Seaman Millie Sernovitz

Randi Tucker Barr Ellen Baseman Bobbi Bassewitz Shirley Bassin Caroline Beasley Jane Berger Mardelle Berman Iris Bland Laurie Bollt Maria Bollt Lydia Bond Stacy Braverman Sheryl Breadman Paula Brody Alicia Browner Lynn Byerly Ellie Cantor Barbra Chester Judy Ciorciari Carol Clarke Barbara Cohen Lois Cohen Lori Cohen Karen Cohn Mimi Cohn Becky Cornaccia Barbara Cutler Celia Deifik Linda Denning Karen Deutsch Cissy Dezen Sandy Diamond Ruth Dorfman

Dorismae Friedman Myra Friedman Cary Goodman Ellen Goldberg Suzanne Gopman Helene Gordon Debi Greenberg Marti Gross Wendy Gurevitch Rachel Gutman Linda Hamberger Sheila Handler Tina Haut Stephanie Heuer Carol Hirsch

Simone Lutgert Phyllis Luts Marianne Matties Lorie Mayer Barbara Meltz Nancy Meyer Jennifer Siegal-Miller Beverly Moeckler Jean Nacht Stacy Nicolau Frances Nossen Tracy Ornstein Judith Palay Freddi Peltz Jane Perman Judith Picus Aileen Pierce Susan Pittelman Caren Plotkin Estelle Price Judit Price Lynn Prosten Cecille Raichlen Mae Riefberg Wendy Riedel Susan Ritter Naida Rodman Emily Rose Barbara Rosenbach Margo Rosenfeld Gloria Rosenzweig Marilyn Ross Carolyn Roth

Tussy Shnider Iris Shur Carol Simon Linda Simon Daryl Sissman Susan Sissman Irene Smith Elaine Soffer Janet Solot Shellie Specter Sherry Spielman Judi Spintman Debbie Statfeld Sandy Stone Arlene Subin Dorothy Teitelbaum Allison Tucker Linda Wainick Debbby Waranch Sarah Warshauer Helen Weinfeld Helene Weiss Susan Weiss Nancy White Nancy Wiadro Michal Wiesler Beth Wolff Ellen Wollman Deb Wyman Arlene Yedid Joyce Zaleznik Sandra Zucker Debbie Zvibleman

Rosalie LiebovichHyman Wendy Israelite Dana Jaffe Fern Jaffe Merrylee Kandel Arline Kaplan Corky Kaplan Eloise Kaplan Judy Kaplan Bobbie Katz Lisa Katz Roz Katz Bunny Kaufman Beatrice Kaye Kim Klausner Frances Kline Frances Knox

Guest speaker Russel Lazega

Managing Bubbie A poignant and humorous story of the author’s grandmother, her escape from Europe during WWII to settling in Miami Beach

Cost Sisterhood members - $25 Guests - $28 Sponsors - $50 Checks payable to Temple Shalom Sisterhood can be mailed to: Barbara Druckman 23803 Amalfi Coast Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Questions? Contact Barbara Druckman at 239-405-1141 or

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Member Spotlight Lynn Prosten is the Sisterhood’s Spotlight Member this month. Because Lynn has brought in so many members (see list!) space for this article is limited. If you would like to become a member of Sisterhood, please contact Lynn, our lovely and talented Membership VP at You can also go to the Sisterhood’s page on the Temple website for more information or to submit payment.


B’NAI MITZVAH CORNER CAROLINE RUBIN JANUARY 13, 2018 Caroline is the daughter of Anne and Mark Rubin, and twin sister to Charles Rubin. She has been attending classes at Temple Shalom since preschool. Caroline is in 7th grade at the Community School of Naples. Her hobbies are reading, writing, and travelling, and her favorite sport is skiing. One of her favorite things about her Bat Mitzvah experience was learning about Jewish communities around the world. In each city she has visited she has gone to the local synagogue and museum and she enjoys discovering the stories about the community’s past and present.

CHARLES RUBIN JANUARY 13, 2018 Charles Rubin is the oldest child (by 1 minute) of Anne and Mark Rubin, and is the twin brother of Caroline. He is a 7th grader at the Community School of Naples, and is a cellist in the Middle School Orchestra. Charles’ favorite sports are golf and skiing and he enjoys travelling. Last year we went to Israel and spent time at the Weizmann Institute of Science. As part of his mitzvah project, he assisted in helping others after Hurricane Irma.


DAVID DORN JANUARY 20, 2018 David was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and began his Jewish education at the Bet Shalom Congregation. He joined the religious school at Temple Shalom shortly after moving to Naples in 2015. He attends Oakridge Middle School and is in the 7th grade. He lives with his parents, Amy Perwien and Brian Dorn, older sister Isabelle, and younger brother Leo. David enjoys playing percussion with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and his middle school band. He also enjoys travelling, especially his two-month adventure in Spain. David has an interest in and appreciation of art, architecture, and music. He embraces all that is Florida, including eating an apple daily by the pool to soak up some sunshine.

Spencer Henry Bell, son of Shelly and Jason Bell, will chant from the Torah as he becomes a bar mitzvah on Saturday, January 27, 2017. He will be joined in celebration by his sister, Kylie, and proud grandparents, Leslie and Mark Wasserman. He is also the grandson of the late Linda and Stephen Bell. Spencer is an eighth grader at Oakridge Middle School. For his mitzvah project, he volunteered several mornings at Shy Wolf Sanctuary where he cleaned the grounds, helped demolish old cages, and cared for the wolves by giving them treats and brushing them.

AIDAN SOLOMAN FEBRUARY 3, 2018 Aidan became a Bar Mitzvah on November 20th in Jerusalem, and he cannot wait to continue the celebration with his Temple Shalom family on February 3! Aidan is in 7th grade at Seacrest Country Day School. He loves challenging himself on his swim, soccer and baseball teams, and hanging out with his friends and sister Margot.


S av e t h e d at e ! Mitzvah Day is February 11th 9am to 12pm We are very excited to announce that Mitzvah Day planning and collections have begun for the annual Temple Shalom Mitzvah Day on Sunday, February 11th. Meals of Hope, a Mitzvah Day favorite, returns to Temple Shalom with a goal of reaching 50, 000 meals packed. Sounds like a lot? The Temple Shalom family has reached, and even surpassed that goal each year. We can do it again but, we need everyone’s help. These meals are distributed by the Meals of Hope food bank partners both locally and wherever there is a great need such as those areas affected by natural disasters this year. So, how can you help? There are two ways. Beleive it or not, each meal only costs about 20 cents. To reach our goal of 50,000 meals, we want to raise $10,000. Your donation of $18 means 90 meals. $36 will help make 180 meals and for $100, 500 meals can be made. You can mail your checks, made out to Temple Shalom, directly to the Temple with a note indicating Meals of Hope. You can also donate online by visiting the Temple’s website and following the Mitzvah Day link. How else can you help? You can come on Mitzvah Day and help package the meals. It’s tons of fun and super easy! Get a table of your friends together and start the assembly line. Or join in at a table where you will make new friends. We’ll show you how to do it. You do not have to make a donation to join in on the packing. Blood drive The Blood Mobile will be parked right outside Temple from 8am to 1pm. We recommend signing up in advance. Contact Jane Perman at 239-592-7555 to make your appointment. Beading for Betterment New to Mitzvah Day this year is Beading for Betterment. Make necklaces for the children of the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee to give to their mothers and grandmothers for Mother’s Day. This activity is for everyone age 10 and up. Mitzvah Day isn’t just about giving, it’s about doing too! Join us on Mitzvah Day to help pack Meals of Hope and the other collection items listed to the right. The hustle and bustle of hundreds of our Temple family, starting with the very young (the kids love making dog biscuits for the animal shelter), working together to make the world whole and holy will leave you feeling great. We promise!

February 11, 2018

Breakfast at 9am (provided by the Men’s Club) Mitzvah Day rally at 9:30am Activities begin after the rally

Collection bins are located in the main lobby of the Temple for the following items which will be sorted and packed on Mitzvah Day for those in need. Toiletries Travel size shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, deordorant, etc. Gently used clothing All sizes. No holes or stains, please. Back packs and school supplies New back packs pens, pencils, markers & crayons, paper, notebooks, rulers, pencil cases, glue sticks, etc. For the Purple Bag Project Chap stick, sugar-free sucking candy, mints, snack bags of pretzels and veggie chips, activities such as card games, puzzels, coloring books, crayons and small hand held games.



Beading for Betterment

By Bobbie Katz On Dec. 4th, the annual Collier County Association for the Visually Impaired luncheon took place in the social hall at Temple Shalom. This wonderful event was hosted by the Tikkum Olam Council of Temple Shalom. Many members of the TOC, National Council of Jewish Women and Temple Shalom members were greeters, helped prepare the food, set the tables and were hosts and hostess for our guests. The entertainment for the afternoon was provided by Jane Galler, our Preschool Musical Director. It is a wonderful tradition that has been going on for 38 years in our community and will continue for many more years to come. Carol Anderson has been a guest at the luncheon for several years and told us that she had stayed at the Temple during Hurricane Irma. She felt very safe and secure being at Temple Shalom and couldn’t thank us enough for being there for her and making her feel so comfortable during the Hurricane. A special thank you to all who made the Visions luncheon so special: Sandy Stone, Beth Feldman, Debbe Schertzer, Barbara Druckman, Helen Weinfeld, Karen Cohn, Liz Jaffe, Marshall Sutker, Bobbie Katz, Carol Emerson, Ruth Ruskin, Hedy Weinberger, Marcelle Reiss and Linda Wainick.

Participants are invited to bead necklaces for children who attend the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee to give to their mothers and grandmothers as gifts for Mother’s Day. Through your participation, you will not only give back to others, but learn a new skill while doing so! Your teacher for Necklace Design & Basic Beading will be Paula Brody, a Temple Shalom member. Below you will find the dates, times and locations of the classes.

Please join us.

Necklace Design & Basic Beading

Learn beading skills and make a beautiful necklace for yourself while you participate in this mitzvah! Classes are open to everyone 10 and older. Your donation will help to cover the cost of the Beading for Betterment Project. Cost: A donation of $65/pp Date: January 8th - 1:30pm Location: Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery 5450B Shirley St. Naples, FL 34109

Community Beading Session at Temple Shalom

For adults and children 10 and older who have learned basic beading skills. Join together to help create hundreds of necklaces for the children who attend the Guadalupe Center to give as gifts. Friends and family with beading skills are welcome! Cost: $18/pp or any amount that you are moved to donate. No cost if you bring your own beads. Dates: January 9th - 5:30pm Janaury 16th - 5:30pm Location: Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119

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Join Us for our Exciting 25th Anniversary Concert Season A Tradition in Performance Excellence Continues


FEBRUARY 3 @ 7:00 PM & FEBRUARY 4 @ 3:30 PM Full Orchestra with special guest Jinjoo Cho, violin FEBRUARY 17 @ 7:00 PM & FEBRUARY 18 @ 3:30 PM Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s Birth: The Great American Songbook with Soprano Soloist Carolann Sanita with the NOC Chorus & Chamber Orchestra MARCH 17 @ 7:00 PM & MARCH 18 @ 3:30 PM Chorus with Special Guest – The Marvelous Musicals of MGM APRIL 14 @ 7:00 PM & APRIL 15 @ 3:30 PM Full Orchestra and Chorus with special guest Paul York, cello MAY 5 @ 7:00 PM & MAY 6 @ 3:30 PM Full Orchestra with special guest Suzanne Kirton, flute

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Presentation of the Lamed Vavnik Award January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm According to Kabbalah, Jewish mystical tradition, no one knows who may be one of the 36 righteous people whose compassionate actions save the rest of mankind from destruction. The term lamed vavnik is derived from the Hebrew letters lamed (L) and vav (V), whose numerical value adds up to 36. The “nik” at the end is a Russian or Yiddish suffix indicating “a person who....” Since nobody knows who the lamed vavniks are, not even themselves, every Jew should act as if he or she might be one of them; i.e., lead a holy and humble life and pray for the sake of fellow human beings. As part of our “We Are One” events, Temple Shalom is initiating an award for exemplary community service, in memory of longtime member Ann Jacobson. On January 12, during Shabbat evening services, three locals who have shown loving service to others will receive the Lamed Vavnik Award: Paul Rosofsky, Amy Snyder and Reverend Kathy Kircher.

When retired dentist Paul Rosofsky relocated to Naples, he immediately jumped into community service by founding Temple Shalom’s social action committee. He is most pleased with this committee’s services to developmentally and physically challenged adults. “These people were typically hidden. We helped them train for jobs, allowing them to develop pride in their accomplishments and make their families proud.” The committee also established a long-lasting partnership with the Harry Chapin Friendship House, concentrating on the homeless in Immokalee and migrant worker families, feeding over 2000 people on Thanksgiving. These are only a few examples of Paul’s community service involvement.

That Amy Snyder is not Jewish may come as a surprise to many who saw her pour her heart and soul into the positions of education director and outreach coordinator and then executive director at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. Her 14 years of devotion to the museum, its volunteers, its message of tolerance, and the visitors and students affected by the museum have earned her this Lamed Vavnik Award. Bobbie Katz, co-chair of the “We Are One” celebration, said: “Amy’s compassion for others has positively touched the Jewish community.” As a social studies teacher, Amy learned how to reach students. “I had a life-changing experience when I chaperoned a student field trip to Europe. We visited Dachau. That eye-opener not only informed my teaching, it also became background for my 16

job at the Holocaust Museum.” As education director and outreach coordinator, she put that experience to excellent use. “By my third year, we were bringing students into the museum, doubling the number every year.” Today, the museum reaches 15,000 students annually. Amy deserves much of the credit for the impact the Holocaust Museum made. Amy said: “When students walk away knowing they can make a difference, their lives are changed.” She noted that personal connection was the best way for students to learn. If they run into a holocaust denier, they will be able to say ‘I touched a survivor.’”

Rev. Kathy Kircher says that compassionate love—loving kindness—is central to all major religions. She lives this kind of life, from her early years reared in the Roman Catholic faith and taught by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, to her ordination as an Episcopalian priest, to her 2011 retirement and transformation to a full-time volunteer for social action. She is one of the prime motivators behind the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service. After any tragedy, Kathy leaps into action to create an interfaith gathering of support. Her stirring words spoke to our hearts at our December 2016 Shabbat of Solidarity, which inspired this year’s “We Are One” project. Kathy worked closely with Ann Jacobson before her passing, urging Ann to expand the Catholic-Jewish dialogue to other faiths. Kathy founded an interfaith women’s discussion group. “We include a rich collection of women from many religions and this allows us to see how our values overlap, creating solidarity.” No matter which religion forms the basis of these individuals’ lives, they realize that all must act for social justice. Kathy emphasizes: “Compassion is the route to solidarity.” Show solidarity with Temple Shalom by attending services on January 12 to celebrate these outstanding Lamed Vavnik Award honorees.

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WE ARE ONE: A Musical Celebration

March 11, 2018 at 7:00pm Featuring per formances by New York entertainers and outstanding local talent Honoree Phil Beuth

Community leader & Senior Board Member of the Guadalupe Center

Recipient of the Temple Shalom Social Justice Award

Continuing the Spirit of Solidarity

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A unique and inspirational musical program highlighting solidarity, brotherhood, unity and the spirit of America has been created exclusively for Temple Shalom. The 90-minute show will feature professional New York entertainers, outstanding local talent, excerpts from documents read by prominent locals, and the presentation of the Temple Shalom Social Justice Award to Phil Beuth. Theatre attire appreciated

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Endowment Corner

What will be your Jewish Legacy? Jewish tradition teaches that each of us is responsible for making the world a better place for future generations. You have done much during your lifetime to make our Temple, our congregation and our greater Jewish community what it is today. By leaving a legacy, you ensure that the traditions and values that mean so much to you will continue when you are no longer here. Your gift will help Temple Shalom continue to be the leading center of Reform Jewish life in the Naples area—our little corner of Creation. If the values and traditions of your Jewish heritage make your life more meaningful— if the principles of inclusion, equality and continuity speak to your heart and your mind— if you believe Jews need a Jewish community, and the community needs a Jewish home— then a legacy gift to Temple Shalom is a tribute to who you are and what you stand for.

As you know, the goal of our Endowment and Planned Giving Program is to provide long-range stability for our Temple while generating income to assist in meeting current needs and opportunities, including new programs and positions. It bears repeating that like most synagogues, our annual commitments (formerly dues) cover only about 70% of our expenses. Endowment funds offer an enduring source of revenue generation that will grow and enable us to thoughtfully and strategically manage our current and future needs. In giving to sustain our present and secure our future, you

You will become a member of our Legacy Society with your signed letter of intent to make a gift in the future. 22

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

honor those who came before us, enrich the community with whom you share the joys and challenges of your life today, and ensure a Jewish future for those who will follow—and like us, seek a diverse and egalitarian place of prayer, study and community in Southwest Florida. The Temple Shalom endowment funds offer customized giving, dedicated to helping every donor find the right opportunity for him or her, whether it’s a one-time gift or a pledge to be paid over several years, naming your own fund or making a gift dedicated to a specific cause. I would love the opportunity to talk with you about our endowment and your personal goals. Just give me a call at 239-450-8112!

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: Abe Osipe by Barbara & Dr. Ira Kushnir Richard Levy by Godfrey Levy Lori Sklaroff by Neil Sklaroff Zaki Gordon by David Dembo N. Arthur Wasserman by Susan & Mark Sherwin Agnes Rosen by Robyn Deering Samuel Schwalb by Phyllis & Ralph Luts Mark Symons by Gale Lazarus Edith Lewis by Phyllis & Michael Seaman Besie Wolkowitz by Sheila & Les Handler Philip Datz by Susan & Jay Weiss Alan Dessoff by Nancy & Ed Colodny Betty Goldman by Lee Kaye In Honor of: Arlene Shapiro on her special birthday by Mae Riefberg Jane & Lester Friedberg on their granddaughter Maya becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Janet & Russell Sobleman In Appreciation: By Sandra & Robert Goldstein By Alfred Cohen By Barbara & Dr. Andrew Halmos

As of December 4

Flower Fund

In Memory of: Rebecca Snyder by Carol & Marv Weisberg

Mitzvah Food Basket Fund

In Memory of: Rabbi Leonard Troupp by Michelle Levine-Troupp Murray Cassell by Brian Cassell

Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund

Marvin Tucker by Dr. Randi Barr William Smith by Irene Smith

In Memory of: Rose Jaffe, Herman Jaffe by Liz & Alan Jaffe Robert Fuchs, Philip Dorfman by Helene Fuchs Gertrude Mackoff, Herbert Mackoff by Midge Rauch Pearl Sugarman by Karen Seiden Mildred Friedberg by Rosie & Chuck Hyman David Goldenblatt by Eleanor & Gerry Bonder Stephanie Freedman by Julia Harris & Myron Freedman Pearl Solomon by Gail & Dr. Mel Ufberg Claudia Yellin by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter Myron “Buddy” Haut by Tina & Larry Haut, Mitchell Haut Mary Einhorn, Harry Einhorn by Victoria Cooper & Alan Einhorn Pearl Sugarman by Jean Morrison Ted Sernovitz by Millie and James Sernovitz Russell Smith III by Gail & Russell Smith In Honor of: Ina Barr on her 85th birthday by Ina & Richie Barr In Appreciation: By Mae Riefberg Of Addison’s baby naming by Amy & David Shutts By Herman Tarnow

Polster Religious School Fund

Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund

Religious School

In Appreciation of: Yale Freeman’s friendship by Melanie & Dr. Stephen Schwartz

Religious School Enrichment Fund In Memory of:

In Memory of: Maurice Rubner by Dr. Michael Rubner Harriet Modlin, Arthur Bassewitz, P.Peter Bassewitz, Esrael Bassewitz, Pearl Glaser, Max Bassewitz, Mildred Bassewitz, Pearl Sugarman by Bobbi Bassewitz In Honor of: Wisconsin Badger’s victory over the Michigan Wolverines by Sheldon Starman

William Freschel Kiddush Fund In Memory of: Rachel Peltz by Freddi & Alan Peltz Edward Kodicek by Sandy Sirkus


In Memory of: Max Tucker by Carol Swartz & David Malakoff Dr. Edwin Brody by Dr. Paula Brody & Merrill Hassenfeld Ruth Fisher by Eloyse & David Fisher Morton Shane, Len Feiman by Bunny Levere Dr. Ronald S. Levy by Joyce Levy & Ken Sidman In Appreciation: By Mae Riefberg By Ann Cardamone & Bill Berliant

Prayerbook Fund

In Memory of: Dorothy Berliss by Cary & Dr. David Goodman David Warshauer by Louise & Bill Warshauer In Honor of: Bill Warshauer on his special birthday by Corky & Dr. Alan Kaplan Jane & Lester Friedberg on their granddaughter Maya becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Lois & Steve Goldberg With Prayers for a Speedy Recovery to: Gil Block by Corky & Dr. Alan Kaplan

Rabbi James & Jane Perman Library Fund

In Memory of: Stanley Goodman by Cary & Dr. David Goodman Evelyn David by Veora & Dr. John Little Joyce Rosenbach, Joseph Rosenbach by Barbara & Dr. Loren Rosenbach In Honor of: Rabbi Perman on his birthday by Barbara Cohen In Appreciation of: Rabbi Jim Perman by Mae Riefberg

Arby Lipman Children’s Library In Memory of: Sara Goold by Marti Gross

Jack & Charlotte Ward Family Music Shelf In Memory of: Mollie Berliss by Cary & Dr. David Goodman

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund

Honey Berkle Endowment Fund In Memory of: Marjorie Green by Shelly Berkle

Capital Reserve

In Memory of: Morris Loinger by Beryl & Elliot Miller Murry Sussman by Arlene & Don Shapiro

Shalom Preschool

In Memory of: Bill Iwanyshyn, Billy Butterworth by Lori & Fred Brown Bill Iwanyshyn by Lisa Juliano & Craig Luckman With Prayers for a Speedy Recovery to: Perla Crespin by Lori & Fred Brown

Memorial Plaque

Judit & Richard Price

Tribute Garden

In Memory of: Claudia Yellin by Lynne & Tony George Alfred Krause by Aileen & Michael Pierce Jim Shur by Iris Shur

Hurricane Donations

Anonymous Anonymous Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Janina & Moises Levy Mary & Amir Mashhadi Karen & Stephen Schechter

In Memory of: Bill Iwanyshyn by Lisa & Harold Lauber, Anne & Mark Rubin Doris Peltz by Judith & Benjamin Peltz

Kraus Scholar in Residence Endowment Fund

In Memory of: Harry Wolinsky, Robert Gurman by Sylvia Wolinsky Evelyn Brenner, Gertrude Frankel by Maxine & Harvey Brenner

Endowment Fund

In Memory of: P. Peter Bassewitz by Lisa & Harold Lauber Thelma Weiss by Eleanor & Walter Angoff Max Chervitz by Nancy Brown & Bill Maltby Sophia Lickhalter, Frank Lickhalter, Larry Braen by Harriet & Merlin Lickhalter In Honor of: Barbara Cutler on her birthday, Arlene Shapiro on her special birthday, Stanley Deutsch on his birthday, Beverly & Howard Moeckler on their birthday’s by Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz In Appreciation: By Eleanor & Gerry Bonder 25

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Sylvia and Ralph Heyman David and Tiffany Fireman Leda and Bob Lubin Bobbie and Gene Katz Trudy and Stephen Weisberg Helaine and Marvin Lender Beverly and Steven Koren Susan and Jack Rabin Lin and Ron Klein Lori and Ed Cohen Lillian and Allen Menkin Hilda and Marty Levine

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Waltra Lenchner Lester Friedberg Jessica Horowitz Donald Baseman Laurie Bollt Claudia Baer Jacqueline Sherman Shelly Whitman Beverly Fried Brett Rosenblum Gracia Kuller Rena Rutstein Elaine Samuels Judith Zahn Carol Clarke Ann Brown Stephen Blum Ronald Sidman David Malakoff Sandra Diamond Bronia Ichel Judith Weisberg Max Kamerman Linda Abrams Stanley Berger Carol Swartz Rochelle Lieb Beth Wolff Barrett Brown Edward Schwab

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Samuel Chester Alan Adlestein Debbie Statfeld Simone Lutgert Steve Azu Jean Morrison Bruce Nichols Dana Jaffe Wendy Israelite Sheldon Sweet Freddi Peltz Judith Kaufman Cheryl Payne Martin Samuels Jeanette Fischer Fabiana Kivilevic Leonard Schuman Charles Huizenga David Silberg Alan Gordon Missy Balsam Eloyse Fisher Stanley Farb Katharine Cohen Lety Schwartz Marcy Malc Dina Thoma-Tennenbaum Howard Solot

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Allan Goldberg Gabriel Feldman Susan Solomon Virginia Goodman Nancy Thalheimer Nataly Goldshtein Barry Shurak Donald Kadonoff David Braverman Cheryl Gershman Russell Smith Alan Einhorn Susan Adler Sylvia Heyman Maxine Brenner Ira Broadman Alois Zanoni Fern Jaffe Phil Brown Hyla Radin Scott Jaffe


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Herbert Adler John Purdy Abe Perl Mutter Alice Brazina Sylvia Rodney Chaya Berg Fannie Rabinowitz Morris Rabinowitz Jane Feld Alexander Feldblum Dr. Blaine Block Bess Girsh Milton Kessler Martha Hecht Jacob Hertzman Allen Solomon Max Glassman Frieda Freeman Ann Jacobson Dorothy Tapper Stacey Anne Klein Sam Klein William Topp Marvin Schaeffer Ethel Lubin Eileen Berger Judy Moskowitz Rabbi Sylvan Schwartzman Harriett Post Zoe Elena Press Leon Wernikoff Marcus Gold Harry Hershfield William Lewis Jennie Teitelbaum Bernard Pastor Louise Sirkus Joel Jaffe Mark Desser Shirley Specter Ruth Portman Amanda Shore Estelle Boyd Gus Bowman, Jr. Sidney Sirkis Louis Waxler Betty Brown



Natalie Justa Leonard Creskoff Ernest Druckman Hilda Millstein Samuel Friedman Jennie Hasson Abraham Liberman Albert Tobias Leonard Lewis Rose Simon Eugene Linz Dr. Hyman Burstein William Diamondstein Gladys Kittinger Pauline Schmidt Harland Moeckler Betty Weiner Ida Koosman Saul Garber Israel Levin Robert Pirchesky Elliot Krusch Sidney Glasgow Howard Price Eleanor Rubinstein Sarah Goodman Thelma “Terry� Geronemus Melvin Silberg Minnette Ruchman Arthur Warshauer Fannie Warshauer Anna Klein Thomas Portman Ben Simon Blanche Felsen David Goldsmith Dora Kanter Beth Bowman Gus Bowman, Sr. Olga Bluestein Bernard Cahan Philip Ciorciari Herbert Solomon Emma Cohn Lena Steinberg Alex Steinberg Lois Endlar

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Stanley Feldman 26 Herb Valinetz Harry Rubinwitch Harry Girsh Faye Beitchman Estelle Gordon Ari Mazer Martin Casper Arthur Haut Nathaniel Liberman Paul Swartz Cornelia Feldman Nathan Clibanoff Harold Z. Sawyer Morris Katz Harry Tapper Bertha Rivin Lashinsky Grace Lebowitz Kalmon Lazear Sadie Newman Samuel Schneider Sally Sussman Henry Shurak Ruthine Simon Herman Levine Nellie Stein Howard Teitelbaum Dr. Max Ufberg Gladys Warshauer Lillian Weiss-Goodgold Philip Kreisler Sheldon Adler Sally Adlestein Ann Goldenson Leon Albert Rose Kanter Jules Bassewitz Tina Kramer Linda Bell Minnie Berzon Annie Quisefit Elbhar Sema Goldenblatt Arnold Brodie Mildred Budin Leo Budin Sadie Pearson Frances Nemeroff Sandy Rabinowitz

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Nick Evans Husband of Christina, father of Daniel, Richard and Alicia

Flora Salat Wife of Howard Salat

Elinor Hayum Wife of Robert Hayum

Norman Shwedel Grandfather of Scott Shwedel

Jerry Philips Brother of Adrea Kofman

Rosalie Lubin Benjamin Nerenberg Victor Caplan Betty Dreier Joel Feinson Norma Koeser Menyhert Fogel George Simon Andee Millstein Albert Gale Irving Gerber Bernice Glueck Murray Binderman Eleanor Battaglia Irmagard Heil Penny Horowitz Julia Kroot Joseph Guttenplan Alvin Hurvitz Barbara Hamilton Eleanor Freiberg Joseph Ellis William Sloves Roxanne Lebowich Fay Lichtenstein Carolyn Bomeisler Joseph Angel Eugene Borowitz Irwin Mintz Flora Reinhardd Aaron Paulson Anne Pirchesky Shelli Plotkin Janet Stoddard Melvin Reiss Minnie Waldman David Siegel Isadore Heller Alan Kaplan Samuel Temple Anna Goldberg Ann Williams Theresa Weiss Nathan Weiss Samuel Miller


Torah Circle

Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld

Rabbi’s Circle

Myra and Mort Friedman Anne and Mark Rubin Arlene and Don Shapiro** Janet and Howard Solot


Stephanie and Neil Heuer** Tammy Strohl Samuel and Darren Samuel Michael and Phyllis Seaman Daryl and David Sissman** Ashley and Anthony Soloman** Hetty, Scott, Maya and Michael Weinstein** Bernie and Helene Weiss Michal Wiesler


Anonymous Sheila and Howie Agranat* Carol and Les Appel* Claudia and Larry Baer* Barbara Cohen Barb and Len Cutler Miriam Vazquez and Adam Goldstein** Veora and John Little* Bobbie and Bernie Lublin* Scott and Simone Lutgert Fran and Rob Nossen Gil Rashbaum Mae Riefberg Susan and Nat Ritter* Sandy Stone Arlene and Bob Subin Joel Waltzer Nancy and Jack Wiadro Debbie and Barry Zvibleman*


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Save these dates in February! Tikkun Olam Council on Civility Thursday, February 1st at 4pm Family Shabbat Experience Friday, February 2nd at 5:30pm Sunday School for Adults Sunday, February 4th & 25th at 10:30am Mitzvah Day Sunday, February 11th at 9am Men’s Club Dinner Theatre Saturday, February 17th at 5:30pm Guest Speaker - Rabbi David Jaffe Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm




New Year’s Day All Temple offices closed

January 2018



Sisterhood Board meeting 9:30am



No Hebrew School



Marketing meeting 11:30am

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm Wise Aging (1) 12:30pm



Shabbat evening service 7:30pm



Torah Talk 8:30am Shabbat morning service 10am

Choir rehearsal 6:30pm


Religious School 9am Sunday Hebrew School 11:30


Beading for Betterment 1:30pm (offsite)


Sisterhood Boardluncheon 11:30am Melton Core class (1) 2pm Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Temple Shalom Community Day of Music 4pm

Beading for Betterment 5:30pm


No Religious School Preschool Safety Day 11am


MLK Day All Temple offices closed




Shabbat evening service Social Action Award with choir 7:30pm

Guest speaker 7pm (Beth Kissileff)





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

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm

Sisterhood Book Bag 1:30pm

Shabbat evening service 7:30pm New Member Shabbat





Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Men’s Club Board meeting 6pm

Board meeting 7pm

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm



Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Hebrew School 4:45pm

Tikkun Olam Council 9:30am

Shabbat morning service 10am B’nai Mitzvah of Charles & Caroline Rubin

Choir rehearsal 6:30pm

Confirmation class 6pm



Mitzvah Day meeting 10am Wise Aging (2) 12:30pm Hebrew School 4:45pm Endowment meeting 1pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm Fundraising Steering committee meeting 3pm

Hebrew School 4:45pm

Wise Aging (1) 12:30pm

New member Pot luck 6pm

Shabbat morning service 10am Bar Mitzvah of David Dorn

Beading for Betterment 5:30pm Executive Committee 7pm


Religious School 9:00am


Ethical Wills 3pm

Adult Education (Ellaine Rosen) 10am Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am


Religious School 9am Confirmation class 9:30am Scholar in Residence 10am Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am


Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Hebrew School 4:45pm

Wise Aging (2) 12:30pm

Shabbat evening service 7:30pm with Scholar in Residence


Shabbat morning service 10am Bar Mitzvah of Spencer Bell Scholar in Residence 7:30pm

Melton Scholar class 12pm

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm



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Save the Date!

Temple Shalom’s annual Mitzvah Day is February 11th See page 13 for some of the many ways that you can contribute to Mitzvah Day

Returning this year is a Temple Shalom favorite, Meals of Hope! Come to Temple on Mitzvah Day and be part of the fun as we package 50,000 meals. You can also help us reach our goal by making a donation. Each meal costs 20 cents to make. Your donation will go a long way! Men’s Club breakfast 9am Rally 9:30am $18 will buy 90 meals Activities 10am $36 will buy 180 meals February 11, 2018

$100 will buy 500 meals

Checks, payable to Temple Shalom with Meals of Hope in the memo line, can be mailed to the Temple. You can also make a donation online by going to the Temple website, and clicking on Mitzvah Day. You do not need to make a donation in order to participate. Everyone is welcome and encourgaed to attend. Mitzvah Day activities are great for all ages!

Thank you to our partner, Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

January 2018 voice  
January 2018 voice