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March 2018 Volume XXXVIII Adar/Nisan 5778 Number 6

Beauty and the Beast Purim shpiel & Lego Shushan build March 4th

Passover begins the evening of March 30th Join us for Second Night Family Seder March 31st

see page 7 for more details

Chag Sameach!

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 Seyla Cohen Preschool Director Dr. Anna Salomon, RJE Director of Congregational Education

Rabbi Adam 3 Cantor Donna 4 Debbie Zvibleman, 5 Seyla Cohen, Preschool 6 Dr. Anna Salomon, Director of Congregational 8 Men’s 10 11 Tikkun Olam 14 Endowment 22 Temple Shalom 23 24 Monthly Celebrations 28 28 29 Temple Shalom 31

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

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

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Adam Miller Connecting with the Joy of Purim The month of Adar on the Jewish calendar is a time for celebration – and after the last few weeks, we need more joy in our lives. The link between happiness and Adar has its roots in Purim. In addition to the comical story of Mordechai, Esther, and Haman (boo!), the holiday is known for encouraging participants to remember that life needs some laughter, at least for one day. Joy will be in the air throughout the month ahead. The peak will come with the remarkable performance of We Are One on Sunday, March 11th. Combining Broadway selections around the theme of solidarity, the show is guaranteed to boost our spirits and renew our faith that together, we can repair our world. Buy your tickets today and invite friends from across the community as we once again experience the feeling of solidarity.

L E GO S HU S HA N ! Sunday, March 4th

Following the Purim Shpiel Join in the fun as we recreate Shushan with 70,000 Lego blocks! This activity is open to EVERYONE from young to not so young Especially fun for children in grades 3, 4 & 5 Children 5 & under must be accompanied by a parent The Purim shpiel starts at 9:30am LEGO program will follow

Be there or be square!

This March we will also experience new ways to “connect” with Purim. It starts with our “Beauty & the Beast” Purim Shpiel on March 5th. Will Esther be able to help the beastly King Ahasuerus go beyond his selfish ways? Costumes are encouraged, and all attendees will receive prizes. Immediately following the shpiel, Temple Shalom will welcome back Lego Builder and architect Stephen Schwartz. A few years ago, Stephen brought more than 60,000 Lego blocks for us to build a 20 foot by 20 foot scale model of Jerusalem. This year he returns so that we can build the city of Shushan – the location for the story of Purim. Children and adults will team up to recreate Esther and Mordechai’s home city through this unique and engaging hands-on approach. We will take a virtual “walking tour” and prizes will be awarded for creativity in Lego construction. This will be my fifth time working with Stephen Schwartz, and each time I marvel at the connection created between participants in his program and their Lego creations. It is one thing to look at a map in two dimensions, it is quite another to walk across a three-dimensional model. Last time we worked together, one student asked, “Is this really the city of Jerusalem?” When Stephen answered affirmatively, the student then said, “So, if I go to Jerusalem, it will look just like this, only bigger? I can’t wait!” The joy of Purim continues on March 9th, when the Temple Shalom Preschool will host a community-wide Purim Carnival. Open to all children in the community, this special event will give all preschool age children a chance to experience the happiness of Adar. May the joy of this month not only lift our spirits, but also inspire us to perform acts that will bring happiness for those around us. L’shalom, Rabbi Miller



Donna Azu Purim, Pesach and More! This coming March is jam packed with numerous opportunities for you to get involved with Temple Shalom. We start of the month our fantastic Soulful Shabbat on Friday, March 2nd at 7:30pm. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out on an incredible worship experience. Soulful Shabbat is a lively service conducted mainly in song and accompanied by a professional band. It’s truly a soulfully uplifting experience. Sunday, March 4 at 9:30am is our annual Purim Shpiel. This year’s Shpiel is “Beauty and the Beast”. We have a talented cast of performers guaranteed to make you laugh! Just one week later on March 11 at 7pm is this year’s fundraiser, We Are One. I look forward to performing with the talented NYC cast joining us for this upcoming event. If you’re like me and want to see the musical Hamilton but haven’t been able to get tickets, you’re in luck! Edutainer, Ellen Katz will bring “The Best of Hamilton” to Temple Shalom on Thursday, March 15 and 22 at 3pm in a two part presentation. During these sessions, Ellen will give insight into the making of Hamilton through visuals and music, chronicling this dramatic saga through a contemporary lens. Because of the broad scope of Hamilton, there will be two classes (Act 1 and Act 2). Each session is 1 ½ hours. The cost of both sessions is $36. Temple Shalom’s children’s chocolate Seder for grades K-3 will take place on Sunday, March 25 at 10:30am. The chocolate Seder will be a mock version of a Passover meal

B’Shalom, Cantor Donna Azu

In the Shadow of Suribachi: Sammy’s Story April 25th 7pm

Special film presentation WW II Marine and Iwo Jima Survivor Sammy Bernstein’s story of two battles, the first, his thirty-six days of hell on Iwo Jima: The second, serving as a Jew in the World War II Marine Corps.

Soulful Shabbat


Sing. Pray. Celebrate!

Mah Jongg

Friday, March 2nd 7:30PM A service conducted in song & accompanied by a professional four-piece band.

Join us!


celebrating the ancient Jews’ exodus from Egypt, with all the traditional foods -- matzah, bitter herbs, and charoset -- replaced by various kinds of chocolate. We’ll sing songs, eat pizza, drink chocolate milk, eat chocolate covered matzah, and savor other delectable treats at our very own non-traditional Passover Seder. The Seder is open to all children! If you have a child that would like to attend, please RSVP to me by Thursday, March 22nd at Capping off this busy month is our community Seder on Saturday, March 31st at 6pm. Join Rabbi Miller and me as we lead you in a traditional second night Seder. We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner together as we read the Haggadah and retell the stories of our ancestors. I hope you see you at many of these wonderful events!

Players wanted

solidarity in our community. This event will feature New York entertainers as well as local talent. To purchase tickets you can call the office or go online to our website as well. Get your seat while there are still tickets left. Tickets start at $45 per adult and $18 for students.


Debbie Zvibleman Spring is in the air and we have welcomed so many new congregants and guests this season. It is wonderful to see such large crowds at our Friday night services and events.

Many of us are away from our families at Passover. We have the answer for you. Join us at Temple Shalom for the 2nd night of Passover for a wonderful seder. Call the Temple office to make your reservation. This is a great way to meet others and be a part of our Temple Shalom family. I look forward to seeing everyone at our services and events.

This time of year it is especially nice to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Have you seen our Tribute Garden outside of the social hall? Benches have been donated and our first batch of pavers have been laid. We have room for many more. This is truly an outside area that can be enjoyed by all. If you would like to donate a paver in the name of a loved one, this is a perfect gift that can be seen and enjoyed. Please call the office if you would like to know more.

Guest Speaker Rabbi Daniel Freelander Friday, March 23rd 7:30pm During Shabbat service

You will not want to miss our annual fundraiser We Are One which is the continuation of many events that we have had during the year bringing us all together in the spirit of

March 26th Ethical Wills Workshop with David Rutstein 3pm to 5pm (for those who attended the lecture on January 22nd)

� and and and Purim Shpiel Sunday, March 4th 9:30am Tale as old as time, true as it can be.... Be our guest! Be our guest! Our Purim shpiel will impress! Please bring a box of mac & cheese, or other pasta, to shake as groggers All pasta will be donated to the food pantry

Rabbi Daniel Freelander serves as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). With headquarters in Jerusalem, and offices in both New York and Israel, Rabbi Freelander leads the international umbrella body of over 1.8 million Reform and Progressive Jews, representing almost 1200 congregations around the globe. The World Union strives to establish new Reform Jewish communities wherever Jews choose to live, to strengthen Progressive Jewish life with youth camps, Torah scrolls and conversion programs, and to ensure the training of the next generation of international rabbis, congregational leaders and youth. Rabbi Freelander served in senior positions in the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) for almost 40 years before retiring as its Senior Vice President. He provided creative vision to dozens of programs, including URJ Biennial conferences, music and worship initiatives, camping and Israel programs. A gifted musician, he has composed and recorded dozens of popular Jewish melodies including the well-known “Shalom Rav” and “Lo Alecha” together with Cantor Jeff Klepper. One Family is members engaging in the life of Temple Shalom. For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website 5


Seyla Cohen February started off with a beautiful Super Shabbat in our garden celebrating Tu B’shevat. Ms. Jane, Rabbi Miller and Cantor Azu led us in traditional songs, bringing in Shabbat and our amazing TSP students sang songs commemorating Tu B’shevat for their parents. Parents and friends were able to see all of the new garden plants that were planted by the Cubs, Lions and Pre-K students. Our vegetables are growing very quickly and we are looking forward to our yummy ‘Shabbat Soup’ in March. Special thanks to the West Family for their generous donation and help with our garden. We had an amazing Mitzvah Day on February 11th. Our TSP families were very excited and involved, raising money for Meals of Hope, donating to the collection of items for Toiletries for Homeless Children, the Purple Bag Project, Humane Society and more. They came on Mitzvah Day and helped pack bags of toiletries for the homeless children, supplies for children that are going through chemotherapy, and baked dog biscuits for the Humane Society. We are so proud of their involvement and setting the ground work for showing their children the act of mitzvot.


On Friday, March 9th, TSP will host a Free Community Wide Purim Carnival sponsored by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. The event will showcase Temple Shalom Preschool and celebrate Purim. We will have music, a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, a petting zoo, stilt walker, Haman’s Dunk Tank, arts and crafts, a special Purim puppet show, and of course, Hamentaschen! The event is from 10am- 12pm, and everyone should dress up in their favorite Purim costumes! We have held our Pre-K and Lion’s Orientations presenting our superb curriculum. Our TSP families have all completed their exclusive registration period and now registration is open to the public. Due to an overwhelming interest in our outstanding school, we are nearing our capacity and only a few spots are left. Next year will be better than ever and we look forward to a great new school year. It is that time of the year, Teacher Appreciation Week, when we come together to celebrate all the wonderful teachers that may have touched us in some special way. I am thankful for the amazing staff who works in our preschool. Our staff is highly qualified, but more importantly they come every day with endless energy and enthusiasm for the important job that they do. Without question, Temple Shalom has the most outstanding, educated and dedicated staff of any preschool in Collier County. It is through their efforts that we are able to offer so many excellent programs and the TSP Experience to the children. Hooray to our teachers! For a tour or information about TSP you can call the preschool office at (239) 455 3227 or email preschool@

Make your reservations NOW for the annual Temple Shalom Second Night Seder Use the form below or call the Temple Shalom office to make a reservation with your credit card

Celebrate Passover at Temple Shalom 2nd Night Family Seder March 31st at 6:00PM Join us for the richness of tradition, the warmth of community and a delicious seder meal! Temple Shalom members - $55 each Non-members - $65 each Children 13 and under are free but must RSVP

RSVP by March 16th with the form below to the address on the side Reservations may also be made with a credit card by calling the Temple Shalom office Name(s) _____________________________________________________ Phone __________________ Address ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Members ($55 each) _________ Non-members ($65 each) ________ Children 13 and under (Free - must RSVP) __________ A check for $ _________ is enclosed. (Please make checks payable to Temple Shalom) Or Please charge my credit card for $_________ Name on card ___________________________________

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

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DIRECTOR of CONGREGTIONAL EDUCATION Dr.AnnaSalomon, RJE “Six million of our people live on in our hearts. We are their eyes that remember. We are their voice that cries out…” - Shimon Peres Yom HaShoah is a day of remembrance. Remembering the six million Jewish men, woman and children that perished during the Holocaust is not an easy task, but is one we undertake year after year. Recalling so we do not forget; recalling so we do not let history repeat itself. It is our sacred obligation and privilege to be the keepers of history, to ensure that the stories and memory of the victims and survivors alike lives on. Temple Shalom sixth grade students have begun doing their part again this year. Working with local survivors, our students are hearing testimony and bearing witness to the history being passed to them. As part of their experience, they will be creating a presentation for the community commemoration to share the stories of a few local survivors. We invite you to join us in this mitzvah of memory at the community Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 8th (10 AM) at Temple Shalom. The Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration planning committee is Renee’ Bialek (Jewish Federation of Greater Naples), Ida Margolis (GenShoah), Dr. Anna Salomon (Temple Shalom), and Susan Suarez (The Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida).

Torah Talk

A lay lead discussion of the weekly Torah portion

by Helen Weinfeld

At the January Sisterhood meeting Bobbie Katz asked me to come out to the lobby to meet “someone who knew Garson Dinaburg.” I met a gentleman who said he was Garson’s nephew, that he and his wife were building a house in Naples and were planning to join the temple when they moved here. We exchanged a few remarks about Garson and Ethel and the Freschells. I gave him my pamphlet “The Jewish Presence in Naples,” which is available in the lobby. It includes what we have believed to be the original Jewish members who settled in Naples in the 1950s and started the congregation in 1962. After a short telephone conversation, Howard Glicken and I started an e-mail correspondence. This is what I learned: 1. Howard Glicken, his parents, and his sister, Ellen, lived in Naples from 1958 to 1962. 2. His mother, Esther, was Ethel Dinaburgs sister. 3. His father, Irving, was Garson Dinaburgs “lifelong partner in business.” 4. Their company was called Naples Supply Company/ Fuller Industries. 5. Howard was graduated from Naples High School in 1961. 6. He left Naples in 1962 to attend the University of Florida. 7. His father, Irving, was part of the group in 1962, when as Howard wrote, “Garson started the Jewish Community Center.” 8. Howard’s family moved to Ft. Meyers in 1962. His father ran Fuller Industries there. According to Howard, his father continued to donate to “Garson’s group.” After all this time, by a twist of fate, we now know there were five (5) founding families – the Dinaburgs, the Glickens, the Freschels, the Gilmans, and the Luffs.It will be interesting to have a temple member who can tell us what it was like to live in Naples in the 1950s and the early 60s.

Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11-34:35 Saturday, March 3rd


Facilitator: Herb Newman Hospitality: Sara Pantel

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8:15 am - bagels, coffee, juice 8:30 am - discussion

Assisted by Jan Whitman


Historically Speaking


Join us on Sunday, March 25th at 9:30am as experts from the Golisano Children’s Hospital come to talk about the challenges of addressing mental health and its importance today. Mental health, particularly the mental health of children, is a critical issue both nationally and locally. It is estimated that in Southwest Florida alone, there are 46,000 children living with these invisible illnesses and in need of support services. The Golisano Children’s Hospital recently identified mental health as one of its top priorities, seeking to assist children and families with mental health and behavioral disorders by enabling them to receive proper diagnosis, necessary treatment, and the resources needed to live successful and productive lives.

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Mazel tov! This month, our member Susan Pittelman concludes her service as a member of the Women of Reform Judaism’s North American Board of Directors. The WRJ will be honoring Susan’s unique leadership and guidance with a beautiful Shabbat service being held at the Fried Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN. Thank you Susan, for your dedicated and tireless support of the Reform Movement and the women of Reform Judaism.

Temple Shalom is happy to announce the birth of Julian Stephen Druckman, grandson of our member Barbara Druckman. First time parents Maria and Charles Druckman welcomed Julian to the world on January 20th at a healthy 9 pounds and 3 ounces. Aunt and uncle Brooke and Eric Druckman and cousins Carter and Abby are delighted to welcome Julian to their family.




Ed Cohen

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who purchased tickets for our annual fund raising event, MAMA MIA at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. An especially warm thanks to our sponsors for making the evening at the theatre such a rousing success. Your patronage and generosity enables the Men’s Club to support our Temple and Jewish community. Thank you to Gene Katz and his committee for making this evening a very special and successful event.

Todah rabah to the following sponsors

Allstate Insurance – The Steve Roe Agency Cantor Donna Azu Best Western Naples Inn and Suites Brooklyn Dough With A Hole The Carlisle Naples China Gourmet Gary and Lin Dworkin First Florida Integrity Bank Phil and Anita Freeman Yale Freeman, Attorney at Law Fuller Funeral Home and Cremation Service Michael Greenberg, Neal Communities Hodges Funeral Home Jewish Federation of Collier County Judson and Frances Knox Mel’s Diner Rabbi Adam Miller Palm Royale, Cemetery, Mausoleum, Chapel Pathstone, Federal Street – Investments and Office Services – David Braverman Patio Café Publix Supermarkets Susan and Nat Ritter Rogers, Wood, Hill, Starman, and Gustason – Sheldon Starman, CPA Southwest Florida Insurance – Martin Schnegel Steamer’s Restaurant of Naples Sunshine Ace Hardware Treiser Optical, Curtis D. Treiser, Optician Jack and Nancy Wiadro West Coast Home Health Care Agency, Inc. Wynn’s Market Debbie Zvibleman, Realtor, John R. Wood Properties Please support our advertisers. Patronize the businesses and organizations that support us! We owe them a debt of gratitude and a sincere Thank You.

Men’s Club Shabbat 10

March 16th at 7:30pm

Sisterhood Annual Meeting & Luncheon


The Sisterhood annual meeting and luncheon is on Tuesday, March 20th. Join us as Sheila Handler reads from both her previous and current work in a presentation called Poems from a Woman in Progress. Selections will include themes on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, family, nature, and travel. Sheila is the author of four collections of poetry. Please contact Lynn Prosten for information about the Sisterhood Board slate of officers. Lynn can be reached at The Sisterhood is a proud host and sponsor of the Naples Jewish Book Festival. Baked goods are needed for the March 7th and March 14th events. Contact Carole Flegel to volunteer on March 7th. (

Tuesday, March 20th 11:30am

Poems from a Woman in Progress A reading by Sheila Handler

Sheila Handler, the author of four collections of poetry, will read from both her previous and current works. Selections will include themes on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, family, nature, and travel. You may wish to wear black to our luncheon in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. Cost Sisterhood members - $25 Guests - $28 Sponsors - $50

Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 1:30pm when the Book Bag features Small Great Things by Jody Picoult. Arlene Yedid will facilitate the book discussion. RSVP to Helen Weinfeld (

Checks payable to Temple Shalom Sisterhood can be mailed to: Barbara Druckman 23803 Amalfi Coast Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Sisterhood Spotlight Member Tracey Albert deserves our gratitude for her dedication as a longtime Board Member of both Temple Shalom and the Sisterhood, as well as having served as president of Sisterhood! Tracey is the founder and coordinator of JFCS holiday basket project. She’s a former elementary school teacher and Golden Apple award recipient. Tracey is a real estate agent at Downing Frye. Tracey and her husband, Larry, are proud parents of Seacrest high schoolers, Bryce & Grayson.

Questions? Contact Barbara Druckman at 239-405-1141 or

Thursday, March 15th 1:30pm The Orphan Keeper by Jodi Picoult Facilitator: Arlene Yedid The novel tackles contemporary social issues about race, creating interesting, relatable characters and presenting a gripping courtroom drama.


Back by popular demand Wednesday, April 18th 6:30PM

Men’s Club Deli Night

Delicious deli dinner!

Free to Men’s Club members - $10 for non-members & guests


A Journey from Shanghai to Naples, Florida

Growing up in the Shanghai Ghetto


We need to know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly. Please contact Ed Cohen at Men’s Club does so much for our Temple and community. Please come and help us celebrate our accomplishments. 12

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Tik kun Olam C ouncil

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Over the past year, the Tikkun Olam Council (TOC) held three forums dealing with important issues such as health care, the environment, and most recently, civility. Each forum began with Rabbi Miller reviewing how our Jewish texts deal with these very same issues, sometimes even thousands of years ago.


Last month we learned about Jewish values and civility. Our speakers were Eric Ross, Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Jane Schiff, Board Chair of Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. Jane was involved in developing a civility training program at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). What we learned about speaking to each other in a civil manner was eye opening. First, Rabbi Miller discussed a dispute between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel from the Babylon Talmud occuring about 2000 years ago. While both views are the “words of the living God” the Jewish law (halacha) was in agreement with Beit Hillel. The reason? Beit Hillel showed “respect for the other.”

THE MARVELOUS MUSICALS OF MGM Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:30 PM

Jane Schiff shared some of the lessons she learned from the civility training program she participated in. The key is to talk to each other and listen to what you are hearing. You also need to give feedback on what you heard. People want to know you actually heard what they said. In so many discussions we are driven by emotion rather than by intellect. The most important takeaways… 1. Pursue civility 2. Start the discussion on something you can agree with 3. LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN 4. Give feedback, “This is what I heard you say...” 5. Don’t think you can change a person’s viewpoint.

International Award Winning Soprano Camille Ortiz will join Naples Orchestra and Chorus performing audience favorites: Kiss Me Kate, Embraceable You, Brigadoon, Johnny One Note, The Music of MGM, An American in Paris, Gigi, Naughty Marietta, The Desert Song, They Can’t Take That Away, The Wizard of Oz and more...

New Venue — Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Rd, 34119

25th Anniversary Corporate Sponsor

For concert information, please contact the NOC at 239-594-6903, not the Temple. To purchase singles at $25 go to: or buy them at the ticket table before the concert

We had a great crowd, about 50 people. If you missed the forum you can watch it on the Temple website. Click on Media and then Live Stream Video. We welcome your ideas about future forums as well as your support for social action and social justice. For more information contact Ken Goldstein at or Liz Jaffe at


One Family is living our Jewish valuesrespect, justice, loving kindness, tikkun olam, inclusion, relationships, and engagement Audacious Hospitality! For more information please visit the Temple Shalom website

Ellen Katz Presents

“The Best of Hamilton” Experience America’s Groundbreaking Musical! Two sessions - Act 1 and Act 2 Thursdays, March 15th and 22nd 3:30pm - 5:00pm Ellen Katz, renowned Broadway edutainer, will present classes that will give you profound insight into the genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda. With vibrant visuals and music, she will chronical this dramatic saga through a contemporary lens. Find excitement in Miranda’s pulsing poetry (hip hop) along with a variety of musical styles including the Beatles, jazz, ballads and exhilarating chorus numbers.

Hurry! These classes will fill up fast! Cost for both sessions is $36 per person

RSVP required by

For credit card payments please call the Temple Shalom office 239-455-3030 Checks made payable to Temple Shalom should be sent to: Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119 Please include the names of attendees and a phone number Write Hamilton in the memo line


We Are One: A Musical Celebration March 11th at 7pm

By Carole J Greene

If you are one of those people who puts things off until the last minute, your time is nearly up. Temple Shalom’s 2018 fundraiser, We Are One: A Musical Celebration, will take place on Sunday, March 11th with an inspirational concert created especially for Temple Shalom. A salon dinner the preceding night, for those purchasing tickets at $300 and up, will feature New York stage performers singing their signature songs and Broadway favorites in an elegant, intimate setting. When you consider that Jamibeth Margolis, daughter of Temple Shalom members Ida and Jeff Margolis, is the event’s director, you know the result will be scintillating entertainment. When you realize that we will honor an outstanding community leader and senior board member of the Guadalupe Center, Phil Beuth, with our inaugural Temple Shalom Award for Social Justice, you understand the significance of your presence. Finally, when you comprehend that this is our congregation’s major fundraiser for the year, you will want to dig out your checkbook or credit card to demonstrate your solidarity with your synagogue. We want a full house!

Tickets Student....$18

1 ticket (Performance only - advance purchase)

General admission....$45 1 ticket (Performance only)


1 ticket, includes dessert reception with cast following concert


1 preferred section seat, dessert reception, salon dinner on March 10 and recognition as Pearl Sponsor in Keepsake Journal


Reserved performance seating for 2, dessert reception, salon dinner on March 10, recognition as Opal Sponsor in Keepsake Journal, autographed copy of book by honoree, and Guadalupe Center notecards

After all, “solidarity” is the theme of this event and the many programs leading up to it over the past several months. Ruby....$2,500 Focused on how the entire community came together to support Reserved performance seating for 2, dessert reception, salon dinner on our Temple after the 2016 defacing of our sign, this March 11th March 10, half page recognition as Ruby Sponsor in Keepsake Journal, celebration will feature New York and local performers singing 20 specially selected songs, plus prominent citizens reading from social media posting and visual recognition at event, autographed copy of book by honoree, and Guadalupe Center notecards important historical documents. “To combine theatrical entertainment with the solidarity idea seemed to be a perfect way Sapphire....$5,000 to bring people together after this unfortunate incident, especially Select performance seating for 4, dessert reception, salon dinner as a fundraiser,” Jamibeth said. on March 10, full page recognition as Sapphire Sponsor in Keepsake Journal, social media posting and visual recognition at Because time is of the essence, grab your credit card, pick up the event, autographed copy of book by honoree, Guadalupe Center phone right now, and call the Temple office. For answers to any notecards, and gift bag questions keeping you from making that purchase in support of your congregation, contact one of the chairs for the event: Ida Diamond...... $10,000 Margolis (, Bobbie Katz (gbkatz5804@ Choice performance seating for 8, dessert reception, salon dinner on or Linda Simon ( March 10, choice full page recognition as Diamond Sponsor in Keepsake Journal, recognition in social and print media and visual As Jamibeth reminded us: “It will be an important and recognition at event, autographed copy of book by honoree, entertaining evening of music, readings and visuals that will stir Guadalupe Center notecards, and deluxe gift bag and inspire the audience.” Don’t miss it! Custom gemstone sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Temple Shalom For program listing, we must receive ticket payment by January 26, 2018

L ast call for tickets!

The IRS asks us to inform you that only the amount over $45 per person is tax deductible


A Musical Production!


WE ARE ONE: A Musical Celebration March 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Continuing the Spirit of Solidarity A unique musical program highlighting unity and the spirit of America! Created exclusively for Temple Shalom Fe a t u r i n g N Y e n t e r t a i n e r s and outstanding local tale nt Honoree Phil Beuth Community leader & Senior Board Member of the Guadalupe Center

General admission tickets - $45 each Sponsorship opportunities available A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit other local non-profits Temple Shalom thanks the following We Are One sponsors

Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery Debbie Zvibleman/John R. Wood Properties

Student tickets $18 each

Contact Temple Shalom to purchase tickets or sponsorships Credit cards accepted by phone Tickets can be picked up at Will Call before the show Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119 239-455-3030

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of We Are One: A Musical Celebration

Sapphire Phil and Mary Beuth Arlene and Don Shapiro Janet and Howard Solot Private Capital Management The Lutgert Companies/Premier Sotheby’s Ruby Stephanie and Neil Heuer Stuart and Estelle Price Anne and Mark Rubin Irene Smith Gail and Russell Smith First Florida Integrity Bank Opal Nancy Benjamin Carol Clarke Barb and Len Cutler Karen and Stan Deutsch Jennifer and Marc Fleischer Susan and Yale Freeman Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld Liz and Alan Jaffe Helene Naimon and Leonard Kane Ed Kaufman Ida and Jeff Margolis Samuel Oshry Aileen and Michael Pierce Earl Prolman Susan and Nat Ritter Susan and Jay Weiss Nancy and Jack Wiadro Debbie and Barry Zvibleman

Pearl Amerprise Sheila and Howie Agranat Tracey and Larry Albert Karen and Marty Cohn Jerry Flagel Gallagher Lutgert Carole Greene Lenore Greenstein Carol and Burton Hirsch Helene Naimon and Leonard Kane Bobbie and Gene Katz Charles and Carol Kimmel Joann and Nick Lekas Barbara and Bob Levine Nina and Moises Levy Godfrey Levy Harriet and Merlin Lickhalter Veora and John Little Judy and Jeff Morton New Adult Union College Jim and Jane Perman Mae Riefberg Jane Schiff and Lon Gratz Linda and Marc Simon Judi and Dan Spintman Sarah and Stu Warshauer Leslie and Mark Wasserman As of February 16, 2018 Michal Wiesler 17

JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY OF LEARNING REGISTRATION FORM A Jewish Community Relations Council event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

Sunday, March 18 at Temple Shalom (4630 Pine Ridge Rd.) Schedule: 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:05 - 9:50 9:50 - 10:35 10:35 - 10:45 10:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:15

Doors Open and Check-in Welcome and Opening Remarks Speaker 1: “Growing Up Bielski” - Mickey Bielski Speaker 2: “Dream Peace” - Myra Roberts Snack break Speaker 3: “Ellis Island: The Jewish Experience” - Dr. Gerald Franz Speaker 4: “From Bezalel the Israelite to Agam the Israeli” - Ellaine Rosen

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The Jewish Community Day of Learning mission aspires to celebrate Jewish life and learning, connecting Jews of all backgrounds to their Jewish heritage. Questions? Contact the Federation office at 239.263.4205.

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The Israel Action Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples invites you to

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Brian will be discussing how Israel’s innovation sector has the opportunity to catalyze co-existence by acting as a tremendous driver of economic growth for the Palestinians, while BDS threatens that potential and further endangers the future of the Palestinian people. Brian Rosenzweig has worked extensively with emerging technology companies operating in a variety of U.S., European, and South American markets. As a Partner at JANVEST Capital, Brian is a member of the firm’s investment committee and is responsible for fund marketing and investor relations, as well as advising portfolio companies on their communications, go-to-market strategies, and business development efforts abroad.

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Day 2018 Mitzvah Day at Temple Shalom was a rousing success AND lots of fun. Together we packaged 50,000 meals for Meals of Hope, collected and packed school supplies and personal items for students in need in Collier County, baked dog biscuits for the animal shelter, particpated in the Purple Bag Project, sorted donated clothing for those in need, wrote lots of thank you cards to our Collier County first responders and worked together to bead necklaces for the children at the Guadalupe Center to give as gifts. We can’t forget all those who came to donate blood. 60 registered donors, 43 pints of blood collected and 129 lives saved! Thank you to the Men’s Club for the Mitzvah Day breakfast and to George Rubin for capturing the Mitzvah Day activities for video. You can view the Mitzvah Day video on the Temple’s website.

Photos by George Rubin, Barbara Johson and Tammy Strohl-Samuel


A. Stephen Kotler, Esq., Endowment Committee Member

Endowment Corner

Charitable Deduction is Alive You may have heard that the new tax act has changed the tax deduction landscape. Yes, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect bringing with it a slate of changes to the tax code, including an increase to the standard deduction, limitations to some deductions, as well as the elimination of personal exemptions. However, the TCJA enhanced the deduction for charitable contributions by raising the limit that can be contributed in any one calendar year. Due to the higher standard deduction, fewer filers are expected to itemize their deductions in the future. Though currently, only 28 percent itemize according to the UrbanBrookings Tax Policy Center. However, filers who plan their charitable gifts may be able to get themselves over the new standard deduction and itemize — if they use a strategy called “bunching.” With bunching you would give the same amount of dollars that you would over a two-year period, but you bunch them into one year. Bunching in one year will help you itemize deductions where you couldn’t otherwise. Here’s what you should know about bunching your charitable gifts. The charitable giving deduction remains for taxpayers who itemize. Under the new law, this break is limited to 60 percent of adjusted gross income for cash gifts, but you can carry forward up to five years any amount that exceeds that. Single donors whose itemized deductions fall short of the


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

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

$12,000 standard deduction threshold ($24,000 if married) can itemize on their taxes if they supercharge their giving in one year. Consider that a married couple is claiming the maximum property tax deduction of $10,000. This couple also paid $10,000 in mortgage interest in a year. They will still need at least $4,001 of charitable gifts in order to hit — and surpass — the $24,000 standard deduction threshold. If this couple normally gives $4,000 to charity annually, they can accelerate the gift by cramming in two years of donations into one tax year. This way, they itemize on their taxes one year and take the standard deduction the next. Of course, people don’t give to charity just to get a tax deduction, but the deduction doesn’t hurt either. This year, if you want to boost your tax savings beyond the new standard deduction, consider giving away some of your wealth.

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

As of February 13

General Fund

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund

Estelle Gordon by Helene & Alan Gordon Loved Ones by Judith & Dr. Stuart Kaplan Kalman Lazear by Phyllis Lazear Dr. Max Ufberg by Gail & Dr. Mel Ufberg Sema Goldenblatt by Eleanor & Gerry Bonder Audrey Montague by Katie & Harvey Cohen Lois Endlar by Richard Endlar Harry Girsh, Bess Girsh by Annette & Dr. Leonard Girsh Martin Casper by Linda Hamburger Howard Lassoff by Debi & Michael Greenberg Rosetta Moskowitz, Richard Bodin by Bonnie Bodin Victor Caplan by Eileen & Dr. Bill Ertag Lillian Ufberg, Dr. Daniel Solomon by Gail & Dr. Mel Ufberg Marilyn Birnhak by Janet & Howard Solot, Deborah & Gary Kohler Millie Pino by Sherry & Stephen Pino Samuel Temple by Sara & Don Temple Estelle Cohen by Judy & Neil Cohen Lester Endlar by Richard Endlar Nathan Goldman by Lee Kaye Herb Raskin by Roberta Macchio Meyer Pearlman by Joel Pearlman Shirley Kraus by Ursula Finkelstein Kevin Goldstein by Jane Shaw Stanley Kuller by Debbe & Danny Schertzer Estelle Cohen by Eileen & Stephen Cohen Louis Levine, Pearl Rosen by Barbara & Bob Levine Stanley M. Fisher by Beverly Ludwig Alan Schwalb by Phyllis & Ralph Luts Jason Wichter by Freddi & Alan Peltz Thelma Goldberg by Lynn & Richard Prosten Gerald Alan Grossman, Marilyn Birnhak by Anne & Dr. Mark Rubin

Samuel Miller by Arlene Yedid

In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Connie Krotick on her 85th birthday, Gracia Kuller on her 85th birthday by Myra & Dr. Mort Friedman Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz on their wedding anniversary by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter

In Memory of:

William Freschel Kiddush Fund In Honor of:

Spencer Bell becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Mark & Leslie Wasserman

Flower Fund In Memory of:

Mitchell, Leslie, Hanah & Ari Weiss by Corky & Dr. Alan Kaplan

Mitzvah Food Basket Fund In Memory of:

Lottie Riedel, Charles Riedel by Wendy Riedel Clara Rosenblatt by Cary & Dr. David Goodman Judith Pendergast by Debi & Michael Greenberg

Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund

In Memory of:

Sonny Raichlen by Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP Bernard Cahan by Cecilia Cahan Jean Cornacchia , Abe Price by Becky Cornacchia Elaine Berman Goldstein by Susan & Jay Weiss Abraham Alexander by Cheryl & Ed Alexander Marcus Ritter by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter Sanford E. Kane, Marilyn Birnhak by Ilene & Jake Blaz William Mackoff by Midge Rauch Gerald Alan Grossman by Mae Riefberg Leslie Weber, Berta Meyer by Nancy & Dr. Terry Meyer Daniel Remenick by Deedee Remenick Henry Shurak by Barry Shurak

In Honor of:

David Malakoff on his 80th birthday by Carol & Dick Polinsky Ira Broadman on his 81st birthday by Susan & Arthur Sissman

In Appreciation:

In Appreciation:

by Janet & Howard Solot by Michael Horovitz by Barbara & Dr. Andrew Halmos

by Lori & Dr. Fred Brown by Don Leuchtag Sr. by Trudy & Dr. Stephen Weisberg by Ellen & Ed Wollman

Religious School

Prayerbook Fund

Fannie Rabinowitz, Morris Rabinowitz, Sandy Rabinowitz by Maxine & John Corbellini

Sylvia Brams by Cary & Dr. David Goodman

In Memory of:

In Appreciation:

by Bunny & Edward Bayer

In Memory of: In Honor of:

Barbara Heimann on her special birthday, Eloyse Fisher on her special birthday by Corky & Dr. Alan Kaplan

Temple Security Fund In Memory of: 24

Sharon Ansteth by Tracey & Dr. Larry Albert

Contributions to Temple Shalom

As of February 13

Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund

Endowment Fund

Sylvia Solomon Cohon by Judy & Mel Zahn Bernard Nemeroff by Karen & Dr. Marty Cohn Sylvia Waldman by Lanie & Marty Samuels Marilyn Birnhak by Daryl & David Sissman, Carol & Dr. Gene Simon Lenora Newman by Pat & Scott Newman Albert Gale by Geri & Ron Gale

Samuel Freeman by Susan & Yale Freeman Rose Becker by Sheila & Alvin Becker Helen Silverman by Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz Mildred Braen by Harriet & Merlin Lickhalter Etta Kramer, Ernest Nossen by Fran & Rob Nossen Gerald Alan Grossman, Lea Mendel by Judi & Dan Spintman Mary Shapiro by Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz Gerald Alan Grossman by Louise & Bill Warshauer

In Memory of:

In Appreciation:

of A Day of Music by Becky Cornacchia, Shellie Specter & Robert Davidson by Don Leuchtag Sr. by Dr. Randi & William Barr

Rabbi James and Jane Perman Library In Memory of:

Shelly Rubinfeld by Mae Riefberg Carolyn Bomeisler by Carol & Michael Levy Uria Goldshtein by Nataly Goldshtein Ronald Gross, Minnie Gross by Marti Gross Jack Frank by Jackie & Frank Paulson Hilary Feldman by Barbara Cohen

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund In Memory of:

Ari Mazer by Carole Greene Annie Quisefit Elbhar by Dr. Lydia Bond Tillye Lorber by Geri & Ron Gale

Janet & Howard Solot Endowment Fund In Memory of:

Ruth Rodman by Naida & Mike Rodman Marilyn Birnhak by Lori & Ed Cohen

Honey Berkle Endowment Fund In Memory of:

Audrey Montague, Morris Berkle by Shelly Berkle Dr. Stephen Druckman by Barbara Druckman

Kraus Scholar-In-Residence Endowment Fund In Memory of:

Shirley Kraus by Judi & Dan Spintman, Sandy & Irv Epstein, Jane & Rabbi Jim Perman, Gil Rashbaum, Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz, Janet & Howard Solot, Enid & Eugene Bronstein, Karen & Dr. Marty Cohn, Sylvia Wolinsky, Sandy & Maurice Raizes, Rhoda & Albert Abramovitz, Alice Jacobs, Melvin Reiss by Marcelle Reiss

In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Howard Solot on his 80th birthday by Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz

In Appreciation:

by Gail & Howard Lanznar

Low Family Endowment Fund In Memory of:

Shirley Kraus by Suzanne Low

Mitzvah Day In Memory of:

Sadie Pearson by Ellie Pearson Cantor Samuel Spintman, Joshua Roseman by Judi & Dan Spintman

Shalom Preschool In Memory of:

Dr. Philip Feinberg by Chery & Mark Feinberg

Tribute Garden In Memory of:

Jay Minzer by Ellen & Edward Wollman

In Honor of:

Hilda & Marty Levine on their 50th wedding anniversary by Leslie & Mel Springman

Youth Activities Fund In Memory of:

Fay Lichtenstein, Aaron Lichenstein by Hilda & Marty Levine Stephen Marano by Jeanette & Glenn Fischer

In Honor of:

Pauline Hendel on her birthday by Louise & Bill Warshauer Marcy Aizenshtat Bigel on her grandson Max Aizenshtat becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Ron & Lin Klein Aidan Solomon becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Hilda & Marty Levine

In Appreciation:

of Ellaine Rosen by Dr. Randi & William Barr 25

Ms. Lori Kleiman and Andy Korn 420 Cove Towers Dr. #803 Naples, Florida 34110 Lori Mobile: 847-917-0053 Andy Mobile: 847-917-0052 Mrs. Nancy Benjamin Marilyn and Stuart Buxbaum Gordie and Charlene Kerner Mrs. Ellen Katz and Mr. Milton Moses Jane and Paul Shaw Phyllis Titlebaum Mrs. Norma Topp Mrs. Laraine Deutsch 15525 Cedarwood Ln #102 Naples, Florida 34110 Mobile: 248-842-0303 Email: Laraine is originally from Oak Park and Detroit, Michigan and more recently from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is a retired registered radiographer. She enjoys birding, park walking, biking, swimming and the beach. She is married and has two daughters. Mrs. Carol S. Eicher 8960 Bay Colony Dr # 203 Naples, Florida 34108 Mobile: 610-203-1730 Email: Carol was born in New York but resided in Philadelphia the majority of her adult life. She has one son, Daniel, who recently graduated from college. She is a current member of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia. She worshipped at Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia, PA for 10 years.


Lori and Andy live in Naples full time, although still have lots of family in Chicago and are there often. Lori is a professional Human Resources speaker and Andy is retired and playing lots of tennis. They have 3 kids, Marjorie (24, NYC) Adam (31, Vermont) and Libby (27, Chicago). They love to play tennis and eat out. Edward and Leslie Feldman Primary address: 5934 Almaden Drive Naples, Florida 34119 Home number: 239-307-1492 Leslie Mobile: 978-793-2345 Email: Ed Mobile: 978-793-0600 Email: Leslie and Ed are both lifelong Boston area residents until they moved in December of 2015 to Naples. They have one child, Emily, who lives in Silver Spring with her husband and their two grandchildren, Eliza and Maya. They are fanatical pickle ball players but also enjoy going to the movies, playing cards and lifelong learning activities. Mr. Burton Nord 8000 Arlington Circle #2204 Naples, Florida 34113 Phone: 239-307-3568 Email: Shelley and Mark Schloss The Schloss family is originally from Moreland Hills, Ohio. Retirees that enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking, the beach, dog activities and most importantly their friendships. They have two grown children.

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March 2018


Recently Deceased as of February 19th


Bill and Eileen Ertag


Ken and Diana Goldstein


Wilbur and Carole Yellin


Helene and Alan Gordon


Wendy and Larry Israelite


Naida and Mike Rodman


Judy and Chuck Huizenga


Liz and Alan Jaffe


Susan and Alvin Wichard


Linda and Dan Carp


Flavia and Itamar Isakov

Bruce and Carol Sherman


Bev and Bernie Blackstien


Tillie and Howard Stacker

Bert Flagel – Brother of Jerry Flagel


Jeanette and Glenn Fischer


Daryl and David Sissman

Martin Zelbow – Uncle of Carole Flegel

Carol and Marv Weisberg

Liz and Bill Teller


Gail and Steven Sacknoff


Faby Kivilevic and Luis Lairet

Sid Alpert – Uncle of Merrylee & Joseph Kandel


Bob and Kim Klausner


Charlotte and Julius Goos

Mark Fisher – Father of Jamie Adler

Laurie and Matt Targoff


Yolany and Ivan Carcamo

Shahnaz Khalili – Aunt of Cantor Donna Azu

Linda Zell Randall – Widow of Neil Randall Jim LaFevers – Husband of DebraLaFevers Dr. Arthur Waltzer – Father of Dr. Joel Waltzer

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Heshmat Khalili – Uncle of Cantor Donna Azu


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Alan Freeman Lorie Mayer Linda Bluhm Arlene Sobol Nina Van Dam Judith Peltz Barbara Levine Dana Wexler Ralph Heyman Randi Butterworth Marla Leibach Suzann Yussen Sandra Raizes Sybil Mitchell Gary Lenchner Alan Galbut Helene Fuchs Marcelle Aizenshtat-Bigel P.J. Meyer Frances Kline Stephen Solarsh Zdenka Tichy Brian Wolff Mark Liberman Leonard Girsh Janet Whitman Debbie Zvibleman Mollee Cole Tova Roman

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Flavia Isakov Barbara Druckman Itamar Isakov Godfrey Levy Bobby Pitts Gerald Lippes Frances Nossen Betty Jo Rivera Helen Johnson Andrew Mintz Ken Goldstein Howard Creskoff Harvey Rosenfeld Brian Cassell Linda Wainick Burt Blustein Natalie Berman Gail Ufberg Leslie Farmer Peter Klein Stuart Kaplan Dorothy Magen Ann Cardamone Jean Peltz David Fisher Linda Ginsberg Sidney Diamond Caren Plotkin Marcelle Reiss

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Syd Saffer Sylvia Zemel Ezekiel Wolf Ida Merker Arnold Rosen Henry Sherwin Solomon Barr Gerson Barter Ruth Bassewitz Herman Bassewitz Alice Bassewitz Max Becker Honey Berkle Max Applebaum Charlotte Kwasha Soloman Ackerman Phillip Grossman Abraham Berzon Reine Elbhar Jack Brown Ronald Brown Babette Anthony Jerome Anthony Ian Browner Israel Buckman Rhoda Butzke Selma Cassell Seth Kaner Perry Lewis Stephan Lewis Arline Goodman Paul Cohen Rose Frank George Flato Cepra Loew Rebecca Altman Abe Price Matthew Popkin Robert Dembo Zachary Dembo Harry Topolosky Max Hindin Sadie Hindin Sasha Dorfman Charles Indictor Josephine Endlar Goldie Epstein Amy Feiman-Behar Mabel Feldman Amy Cowan Easton Jaffe Hudson Jaffe Maurice Fisher George Flato Rose Frank David Feldman Ruth Freedman Irvin Taitz Andrew Jubelirer Ethel Galbut

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Milton Lorber Paula Gerber Sherman Goldberg Herman Schwartz Dorothy Goldblatt Aaron Goldstein Erich Weber Evelyn Gutman George Handler Solomon Arditti Nathan Hasson Melvyn Hecht Fania Schkurman Vivian Tobias Saul Helfand Lena Hendel Edna Finkel Joseph Hendler Herman Schaffer N. Tully Schaffer Gussie Hertzman David Hirsch Myrth Lewis Helen Spiegel Rose Siskin Rebecca Meltzer Louis Wolfe Walter Hirsch Peggy Haber Edward Wyner Isador Alexander Nathan Lichterman Aaron Weiss Myron Lown Annie Grossman Harold Smith Harry Isaacson John Walker Sadie Dregant Lawrence Shapiro Sarah Katz Beverly Dopkin Laurence Richmond Helene Klein Sherry Reisfeld Edward Kofman Erna Gross Ruth Schaeffer Treva Krantz Rose Rubin Max Krotick Harold Birbaum Sylvia Osipe Irving Lashinsky Irving Lauber Harry Leuchtag Dr. Arthur Levere David Friedlander David Rosen Sylvia Kleban

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Julian Kleban Benjamin Levine Lester Troupp Leonard Levy Adela Levy de Levy Beatrice Morton Rose Low William Lubin Harry M Shapiro Susan Matties-Nadel Nettye Friedman Bertha Mendlowitz Evelyn Lemza Joseph “George� Menkin Lillian Weber Edith Helsel Max Morton Jack Lerner Morris Koosman Marlene Oshry Sima Oshry Steiner Harvey Garber Evelyn Sidman Marshall Sidman Marvin Gross Bertha Krause Miles Kuperman Harold Bilsky Morton Porter Jack Fay Samuel Portman Frances Wernikoff Sol Rauch Jeanette Rauch Charles Riedel Bianca Ganzman Kenneth Garlikov Basil Roman Leon Bricman Chaim Hurvitz Michael Roman Betty Rosenfeld Aaron Pressman Rosalyn Lovin Louis Rosenthal Fannie Rosenthal Mindy Baha el Din Gertrude Spalter Renee Wolff Barbara Rubin Karen Meltzer Amy Cowan Audrey Rubner Ralph Pfingst Abraham Kopolow Rose Katcher Robert Katcher Percy Caplan Ira Saperstein

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Benjamin Rice Morris Schechter Richard Weitz Bill Schonberg Ann Rosenbloom Edward Shapiro Henry Sherwin Fanny Shnider Celia Teitelbaum Edward Shnider Sarah Pastor Ellen Shurak Evelyn Sidman Marshall Sidman Irving Abramson Saul Simon Lillie Simon Martha Holm Paul Sissman Sam Lustig Sophie Solarsh Melba Pollok Ann Solot Benjamin Specter Lenore Speiser Abraham Green Amy Cowan Steven Goins Richard Stremel Timmy Schwartz Herby Strohl Nettie Subin Harry Subin Bessie Tucker Bruce Thalheimer Harry Goodman Eugene Weil Jack Weisberg Clara Weisberg Leonard Shapiro Howard Klein Aaron Weiss Zelda Weiss Faye Wexler Morris Wexler Sybil Whitman Morris Golin Sonia Wichard Rose Wolff Sadie Wolinsky Hyman Felsen Minnie Yellin Nat Yanoff





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March 2018




Thursday 1

Wise Aging (1) 12:30pm

Purim rehearsal 5:30pm


Religious School 9am


Confirmation class 9am Purim Shpiel 9:30am Lego Shushan 10am


No Religious School or Sunday Hebrew School


Sisterhood Board meeting 10am


Hebrew School 4:45pm

8 Marketing meeting 10:30am

Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Wise Aging (2) 12:30pm

Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Endowment Committee meeting 1pm



Beading at Pinecrest 3pm offsite Soulful Shabbat 7:30pm


Preschool Purim Carnival 10am



Torah Talk 8:30am Shabbat morning service 10am


Shabbat morning service 10am

Shabbat evening service 7:30pm

Fundraising Steering committee meeting 3pm


We Are One: A Musical Celebration 7pm




Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Sisterhood Book Bag 1:30pm

Shabbat evening service 7:30pm Men’s Club Shabbat

Melton Core class (2) 3pm

The Making of Hamilton 3:30pm

Sisterhood luncheon 11:30am


No Hebrew School

Wise Aging (1) 12:30pm


Shabbat morning service 10am

Choir rehearsal 6:30pm


No Religious School or Sunday Hebrew School


Religious School 9am Childrens’ Mental Health forum 9:30am Chocolate Seder 10:30am



Ethical Wills workshop 3pm


Melton Core class (1) 2pm


Hebrew School 4:45pm


Wise Aging (2) 12:30pm

Melton Core class (2) 3pm

The Making of Hamilton 3:30pm

Executive Committee meeting 7pm

Choir rehearsal 6:30pm



Melton Core class (2) 3pm

Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm

Melton Core class (1) 2pm

Board meeting 7pm

Hebrew School 4:45pm


Wise Aging (1) 12:30pm





Shabbat evening service 7:30pm Kavod Shabbat Guest Speaker Rabbi Daniel Freelander

Erev Passover No Preschool

No Shabbat evening service

Shabbat morning service 10am Bar Mitzvah of Michael Ryzenman

Passover & Shabbat morning service 10am Second Night Seder 6pm

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Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am



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