May 2017 Volume XXXVII Iyar/Sivan 5777 Number 8
The Confirmation Class of 5777 Invites you to share this sacred milestone in their lives as they lead our congregation in worship and are confirmed in the faith of Israel Bryce Albert
Friday, May 19 7:00 PM
Temple Shalom Naples, FL
TABLE OF CONTENTS 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119 Phone: (239) 455-3030 • Fax: (239) 455-4361 www.naplestemple.org Religious Education office 239-455-2233 Preschool office 239-455-3227 Adam F. Miller, Rabbi email@example.com Donna Azu, Cantor firstname.lastname@example.org James H. Perman, D.D., Rabbi Emeritus email@example.com Eli Montague, FTA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Anna Salomon, RJE Director of Congregational Education email@example.com
Rabbi Miller................................................................page 3 Cantor Donna Azu....................................................page 4 Debbie Zvibleman, President...................................page 5 Dr. Anna Salomon, Director of Congregational Education....................page 8 Seyla Cohen, Preschool Director.............................page 9 Men’s Club...................................................................page 7 Tikkun Olam Council...............................................page 10 Endowment Corner...................................................page 14 Monthly Celebrations................................................page 20 Yahrzeits......................................................................page 22 Temple Shalom Funds...............................................page 15 Contributions.............................................................page 16 Temple Shalom Calendar..........................................page 23
Seyla Cohen Preschool Director firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Lewis Music Director President Debbie Zvibleman First Vice President Debra Antzis Second Vice President Daryl Sissman Third Vice President Neil Heuer Treasurer Harriet Lickhalter, CPA Financial Secretary Neil Shnider, CPA Recording Secretary Beth Wolff Immediate Past President Neil Shnider Sisterhood President Carole Flegel Men’s Club President Ed Cohen One Family Liaison Bobbie Katz Historical Society Helen Weinfeld Tracey Albert Shelly Berkle Michael Diamond Michael Feldman Bruce Graev
Merrill Hassenfeld Ed Kaufman Jeremy Schaab David Silberg Perry Switzen
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 Alicia Browner Membership Engagement Coordinator email@example.com
Farrah Hersh Religious School Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Randi Butterworth Administrative & Clergy Assistant email@example.com
Rick Holsbeke Maitenance Technician firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Fischer Director of Communications email@example.com
Victor Lucas Facility Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxine Gould Controller email@example.com
Gloria Mellman Preschool Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voice is published monthly. June/July are combined issues. Editor/Layout-Jeanette Fischer • Advertising- Maxine Gould
Adam Miller Where’s Rabbi? A tale is told about a disciple of the Ba’al Shem Tov, a renowned scholar, who vanished one day from his small town. When the rabbi missed the morning prayer service, people began asking, “Where’s rabbi?” Concerned, they went to his house, where they found no one to be home. Then someone suggested that perhaps he was at the hospital visiting the sick, but again he could not be found. Next the school, but he was not there. Confounded, the leaders of the town called an emergency meeting to address this great crisis. Just as they called the meeting to order, a woman called out, “Look! There is the rabbi!” The crowd turned to see the rabbi walking on the road into town. Rushing to his side, they asked, “What happened? Are you okay? Where were you?” The rabbi smiled and said, “I was practicing what I preach when quotes the Sages, ‘Who is wise? One who learns from everyone.’ I have been studying with my colleague in the town next door. What did I miss?”
am going to be on sabbatical for three months each of the next two summers from June through August. Over the course of that time I plan to develop my skills as a rabbi, and learn in a variety of environments. For the summer of 2017, I will be focusing on spirituality and leadership. My time will include a weeklong program with the Institute on Jewish Spirituality that will help me to explore spirituality in Judaism, as well as develop a program for our congregation around spirituality and aging. I am also going to be taking classes on leadership through an executive education program at a university. In this setting I will learn about team building, pursuing our organizational mission, and creating a culture for success. During my sabbatical, I know that the question will be asked, “Where’s rabbi?” The answer is that I will be following the teaching of the Sages and pursuing wisdom from many different sources. At the same time, Temple Shalom will remain in the capable hands of our wonderful senior staff team. Cantor Donna Azu, Dr. Anna Salomon, and Eli Montague will maintain the spiritual life, learning, and day to day functions of the congregation. Cantor Azu assembled a sabbatical team that includes some of our lay leaders to make sure that all aspects of the congregation will be excellently managed. I trust them and know we will continue along our positive trajectory over the next few months. I look forward to returning in September and sharing some of my experiences with the congregation. Together we will learn, gain wisdom, and clarify our vision for Temple Shalom, our one family with many connections.
It is true, it can be hard to find time to pursue one’s own professional development. Today many professions include the requirement for continuing education such as doctors and lawyers. These learning sessions provide the opportunity to hone one’s skillset, learn about new advancements or changes, and remain current in the field of practice. Rabbis, too, need these opportunities for educational growth. I believe it is important to further my education, as a rabbi, and as a leader of our community at Temple Shalom. The 21st century rabbi needs training beyond the lessons provided at rabbinical school, as the position evolves toward being the Chief Vision Officer, as well as the spiritual leader of the congregation. Over the years, I have invested my time and energy in programs that strengthened my skillset and enhanced my work as a rabbi. Those experiences included being part of the STAR PEER program to further synagogue leadership, attending workshops offered through the CCAR on worship, and most recently participating in the Executive Certificate for Religious Fundraising program presented by the Lake Family Institute on Faith & Giving. I often return from my conventions and learning seminars with a newly energized perspective and ideas for how I can enhance our congregation. This summer begins an exciting new chapter in my development as a rabbi. With the blessing of our Temple Shalom leadership, I
Shavuot & Yizkor Service May 31st at 10AM 3
B’NAI MITZVAH CORNER
Soulful Shabbat CANTOR
Donna Azu It’s Never Too Late To Become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah! Did you miss the opportunity to become a bar or bat mitzvah at the age of 13? Have you always wanted to study with clergy and become a more literate Jew? Would you like to learn to read and chant from the Torah? Are you willing to make a commitment of time to the exploration of your own Jewish identity with a small group of like-minded adults? If you’ve answered “Yes!”, then our adult b’nai mitzvah Program may be for you. Usually occurring when a young woman or man turns 13, the bar or bat Mitzvah is the point of being accepted as a son or daughter of the commandments; a responsible adult, into the Jewish community. Many of you have been involved with your children or grandchildren becoming bar/bat mitzvah, yet you may not have had the pleasure and privilege of being called to the Torah. Perhaps it’s time to give yourself a unique, unforgettable gift—Jewish knowledge! Adults who missed out on this ritual can have another opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to Judaism. The whole process of a person becoming b’nai mitzvah as an adult is an amazing experience, for the students, their teachers, their families and the entire congregation. Together we can share in a journey of faith that starts in a deeply personal place of yearning for knowledge and connection and reach a place of heightened spirituality and a profound sense of accomplishment. For adults, becoming a b’nai mitzvah can be a very rich and inspiring experience. You will have the opportunity to learn something in a more conscious way and apply it in your adult lives. Starting this fall, we will begin meeting weekly for several months. I will create a study plan that will enable you to become readers of Torah, culminating in a wonderful ceremony where you will be called to the bimah as a bar/bat mitzvah! If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity and gift to yourself, please be in touch with me ASAP. I will create a schedule around those who would like to be involved. I look forward to hearing from you! email@example.com or 239-273-0215 ex. 207 4
Sing. Pray. Celebrate! Friday, June 9th 7:30PM A service conducted in song & accompanied by a professional four piece band. Join us!
Sarah Goebel May 6, 2017
Debbie Zvibleman It is hard to believe that it has been a year since becoming your Temple President. They say it takes a village to complete tasks. We are blessed with a fantastic board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Clergy, Executive Director, Director of Congregational Education, Preschool Director and staff who go above and beyond every day. This year we have seen tremendous growth in our Temple congregation, which we can attribute to the One Family initiative, being a more open and caring community and having a Membership Engagement Coordinator, who I am happy to say is now full time. On Friday nights we also have a group of volunteers, “Shalom Chaverim” who greet visitors and congregants from the time they are walking into the temple through the Oneg Shabbat. This year we worked on branding and marketing our Temple. We updated our mission statement and designed a new logo that reflected our congregation. The Voice is now printed in color with thicker paper, and has a fresh look on the cover and the inside. We would like to thank the Baer family for donating furniture for our front lobby. The hearing loop was also installed in the sanctuary along with new carpeting. Congregants were also able to stream services at home if they were not able to be here. The first phase of the Tribute Garden was completed and we are now working on Phase 2 with adding trees, benches and personalized pavers. All of this was accomplished through generous donations of our congregants who had a passion for these projects. From dues to pledges: Probably the biggest change as we go forward is the concept of moving from dues to a pledge system, L’Shalom. We wanted to remove the barriers to membership engagement. The Board of Trustees studied and evaluated this for several months and looked at other congregations that had success. We felt this was the right time to introduce this new concept of giving from the heart. However, we realized that this was a risk when we ask congregants to give what they can, rather than give them a bill to pay for dues. We know that we have very generous congregants that give Above and Beyond and this campaign was very successful this year. In addition, our Endowment and Planned Giving Program was brought to the forefront and we have had a great increase in those funds due to a very well thought out campaign. Our Bimah to Broadway Encore fundraiser was also a tremendous success, as it was well attended and everyone was thoroughly mesmerized by the Cantors voices. Our pledges alone do not sustain the temple. We depend on Above and Beyond, Fundraising, Endowment and general donations as well as our pledges to meet our budget. We thank all of our congregants as well as Sisterhood and Men’s Club who give so willingly to Temple Shalom. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this great congregation. From our exemplary Preschool, Religious School and our Adult Education, to our wonderful services and special events we have something for everyone. Thank you for allowing me to be your President.
Sarah is the daughter of Jessie and Jeff Goebel. She has one brother, Nathan(10). Sarah attends Mason Classical Academy. Her favorite sports are track, soccer and cross country. When Sarah is not playing sports she enjoys running and hanging out with her friends. Sarah’s favorite part about her Bat Mitzvah experience was learning new things.
NEWSWORTHY Mazel tov to Darien & Jeremy Satterfield on the occasion of their marriage!
Jeremy, son of Preschool Director Seyla Cohen, and Darien were married on March 25th in Long Beach, CA. We wish Darien and Jeremy much happiness as they begin their life together. If you know of a member of our Temple family that should appear in our Newswothy section, please email the information to Jeanette Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-455-3030.
The Temple offices will be closed on May 29th - Memorial Day May 31st - Shavuot
Beach Shabbat & Pot luck
Have you seen the new prayer books? They’re here! We now have new Mishkan T’filah prayer books for Friday evening and Saturday morning services. The text is exactly the same as the books we’ve been using. The same faithful, elegant, contemporary, gender-inclusive English and full Hebrew transliterations have been included. These books are thinner, lighter and more convenient to hold in one hand. A bookplate
can be added to a Mishkan T’filah prayer book in honor or in memory of family and friends. Thank you for your support! Perry Switzen, Worship Committee Chair
Each dedication is only $54 per prayer book Please print clearly ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Additional dedications may be submitted on a separate sheet of paper.
Address_________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________________ Each prayer book dedication is $54 My check in the amount of $ ________ for _________ prayer book(s) is enclosed. Checks payable to Temple Shalom Please charge my credit card $ ________ for _________ prayerbook(s) Name on credit card________________________________________ Billing address (if different from above) _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
Wednesday, May 24th 6:30PM
June 16th Dinner 6PM
Gazebo at the north end of the park
Service 7PM On the beach
Temple Shalom will supply the fried chicken Please bring a dish to share & a beverage If your name begins with: A-I please bring a salad J-S please bring a side dish T-Z please bring an appetizer enough to serve 8 people
Back by popular demand
RSVP - 239-455-3030 No service at Temple Shalom on June 16th Bring a beach chair
Men’s Club Deli Night
Delicious deli dinner!
Free to Men’s Club members - $10 for non-members & guests
GUEST SPEAKER Kyle S. Cohen, Esq
Assistant United States Attorney Middle District, Florida
RSVP IS A MUST BY MAY 17TH
We need to know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly. Please contact Ed Cohen at email@example.com Men’s Club does so much for our Temple and community. Please come and help us celebrate our accomplishments.
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DIRECTOR of CONGREGATIONAL EDUCATION
brought him clothing and food – both were needed and scarce. Once Heinz’s father was released from the labor camp in May 1939, he was a changed man. He said they needed to move out of Germany. In September 1939, they began trying to get forged papers to immigrate to Italy. In November 1939, Heinz and his father went first because Jewish males had a greater risk of arrest. The rest of the family then came and joined Heinz in January 1940.
In Italy, Heinz and his sister had been able to get a job at a factory in Milan, due to a labor shortage. In the summer of 1941, Jewish immigrants in Italy were warned of deportations and told to go RJE into hiding. Heinz and his family had to split up in hiding. After a time, Heinz and his family were reunited and taken in by a group of Partisans. Heinz became a message runner for the Partisans, bringing messages to sympathizers and organizing supply drops. During As part of the Yom HaShoah commemoration, our 6th grade students military engagement with the Germans, Heinz delivered critical spent time in small groups learning the stories of five local Holocaust messages. When the British liberated the Partisans, Heinz felt he survivors. After time together, including a visit to the Holocaust museum didn’t have to run or hide for the first time in his life. His mission in together, the students wrote an essay about the story of their group’s life to stay alive was completed and he could think about the future. survivor. All of the essays can be found on the website. Here is one essay about Heinz Wartski. Heinz came to America in November 1948. Penniless and overwhelmed by New York, he eventually moved to Boston at the Heinz Wartski advice of the Jewish Agency. He got a job working in a factory in downtown Boston. He went to college for an engineering degree. He Heinz was born in 1929 in Danzig. When he was our age, about 12 had two children with his wife Hella (a survivor of Auschwitz), Evelyn years old, his family used false papers to flee Nazi Germany to Italy. Already, by that time in his life, he had experienced things we can barely and David born in 1959 and 1964. fathom. Hearing the story of Heinz and his family, it is all about the heroic steps that they took to save themselves. Realizing that they had to He was born in The Free City State of Danzig, which is now part of leave Germany, the family began taking relentless and creative steps Poland and is called Gdansk. When Heinz was growing up the language to ensure their survival – beginning with getting to Italy. Once in and culture of Danzig was German. His father was Polish and came out Italy, they didn’t just hide and helped the Partisans. As a young boy, of the Hasidic Orthodox tradition. He had a shoe and leather business. our age, Heinz wasn’t able to fight but that didn’t stop him. He found Heinz’s mother was from Germany and wasn’t as religious as his father. a way to contribute and help, and became a messenger. This reminded Heinz told us that his mother viewed Germany as (before the rise of us of the important Jewish lesson of not giving up and finding a Nazis) being welcoming to Jews who were fleeing anti-Semitism in way to survive. Like Esther and other ordinary Jewish people that Russia and other Eastern European countries. His maternal grandfather encounter extreme situations, Heinz and his family took actions as (his mother’s father) fought for the German army in WWI and was ‘everyday’ people in desperate times, which make them seem like decorated for valor. When Nazis first took over, Heinz’s parents thought heroes in our perspective. it would only be a temporary problem and things would soon return to normal.
Heinz told us that starting in the 1930s, things got worse for Jews in Danzig and he and his family had begun to experience anti-Semitism. In 1933 Jewish stores were boycotted and many gentile (non-Jewish) store owners put up signs in their windows that said “Entry prohibited to Jews and dogs.” Heinz and his father were the only ones in the family who looked like gentiles. As a result, his father was usually able to find work and Heinz ran errands outside the house and did as much of the shopping as possible for the family.
Family Shabbat Experience
In 1938, Jews were evicted from their homes and moved into ghettos. (Jewish neighborhoods that were eventually walled in and sealed to isolate Jews into a small section of the city.) Heinz’s family was evicted from their apartment. The landlord didn’t really want to do it but he was pressured by the government to comply. As bad as it was to be evicted, Heinz was grateful to know that the landlord did not want to throw them out and found no joy in what had to be done.
Activities, Shabbat table blessings, dinner, sanctuary experience &delicious desserts!
In November 1938, Heinz’s father was arrested for doing business with Aryans. He was sent to a labor camp for 6 months as a punishment and endured hard labor conditions. Heinz’s mother had to bribe someone else to go and find out where Heinz’s father was sent, because she feared she would be arrested if they found out she was Jewish. After finding out where Heinz’s father was located, his mother went and 8
May 12th 5:30PM Questions & RSVP ReligiousSchool@naplestemple.org Participation is free and open to all!
performing arts, foreign language, technology, science experiments and music. Returning campers look forward to exciting experiences and new campers are surprised by the treat in store for them. Each camp offers a seven week program with a new theme each week.
Seyla Cohen There’s nothing like tradition and holidays to let us know where in the year we are. Children thrive on structure and repetition so it’s no wonder that the festivals we celebrate each year create lasting memories. Such rituals can be started at an early age and that is our intention at Temple Shalom Preschool. On Passover, another much-loved celebration, children become familiar with the different foods offered and the meaning behind their presentation. As in many Jewish holidays, the menu plays an important part. We celebrated Passover with our TSP families at our annual Passover Seder where traditional dishes were savored. In our Storyland, the story of Moses is told and acted out on stage; in art class, traditional Seder plates are crafted; in music, customary songs sung and danced to; and in our classrooms, creative haggadahs constructed; all making for a fun learning experience, especially for our little ones.
Children attending Camp Shalom have fun sharing a special breakfast with their dads, performing science experiments in our Science Lab, celebrating our planet and learning all about recycling, creating magnificent art pieces, cooking, gardening and learning about healthy eating as well as mixing, measuring and enjoying yummy goodies, and of course, lots of music! Camp Einstein’s children use their creative minds and writing skills to develop their own play script, learn to become an entrepreneur, broadcast a weather report, illustrate their own book, and create their own artistic masterpieces, and learning about technology through Legos! Now that’s what we call having a blast at Camp. Don’t you wish you were part of our amazing TSP camp family?
Pre-K Graduation May 19th at 10AM
As these children progress through Temple Shalom Preschool year after year, these customs are repeated, forming a constant reminder of where they come from and instilling in them a sense of belonging. Those students who are not of the Jewish faith are exposed to practices that other religions follow, broadening their horizons. In just a few short days, on May 4, the Annual Temple Shalom Preschool Art Show will take place. This year promises to be the most sensational Art Show ever; the planning committee has gone above and beyond and promises a new and incredibly exciting experience. Please call the Preschool office for more information on attending or supporting this event. Now that we are approaching the last quarter of the school year, we are taking registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. Enrollment is now open to the general public and we are almost full to capacity. TSP is known for providing a nurturing, caring, academically challenging program, state-of-the art equipment, and experienced, educated teachers, Temple Shalom Preschool looks forward to continued success for the upcoming school year. Those interested in learning more are invited to call the preschool office (239)455-3227 and ask for Seyla Cohen, Preschool Director, or Gloria, Administrative Assistant to receive information or set up a tour.
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Camp Shalom & Camp Einstein at TSP On June 5, fabulous summer fun officially will begin at both Camp Shalom and Camp Einstein. Camp Shalom is a fun-filled 7 week summer camp program for children ages two through four and Camp Einstein is an outstanding academic camp for children five through eight years old. Both programs are run by Adult Preschool Teachers and have been developed with children’s needs and interests in mind, offering a welcoming place for little ones to come and enjoy the hot Naples summer. There’s something to peak everyone’s interest. Campers participates in water play, dancing, arts and crafts,
Camp begins June 5th Early pick-up available Flexible camp hours
The Tikkun Olam Council
Tribute Garden Dedication
April 2, 2017
Tell Us About Your Seder The members of the Tikkun Olam Council (TOC) hope you had a meaningful Passover seder. We all owe a big thank you to Rabbi Miller for preparing the suggested addition to our Passover Seders which was intended to make us think about the current, very-troubling anti-Semitic and un-American actions and behaviors we have been experiencing. We would love to have feedback from you and would like to know whether Rabbi Miller’s addition was used at your seder, whether it resulted in conversations about the issues and how it might have moved you and others at your seders to speak up and take action.
Together…We Can Repair the World
Are there things you would like the Temple and the TOC to do to or to make available for you in response to what we have been encountering? The TOC does plan to provide additional suggestions for action and would like to incorporate your thoughts in what we might propose for consideration by our membership. We need your input. Please send your thoughts, suggestions and comments by email to the TOC to either Marshall Sutker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Goldstein at email@example.com.
Year End Sale
Torah Talk A lay lead discussion
8:15 - 8:30AM - bagels, coffee, juice 8:30 - 9:45AM - discussion
Torah portion Acharei Mot/Kedoshim Leviticus 16:1-20:27 All are welcome! We meet in the conference room Shabbat service at 10AM
Now through Friday, May 12th LAST DAY SHOP IS OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT
40% Off Passover merchandise 25% Off all other items in stock Hours Sundays 9AM to 12PM (When Religious School is in session)
Tuesday - Friday 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Wednesdays - By appointment Call Jean 239-591-3404 Temple Shalom • 4630 Pine Ridge Rd • Naples, FL 34119 239-455-3030
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New Member Jared Schprechman
Jared recently graduated from medical school in Ohio and will be starting his Internal Medicine residency program at Naples Community Hospital. He plans to stay in Naples permanently upon completion of his training. Jared has always had a tremendous passion for Judaism through volunteering and leading weekly and Sabbath services at his synagogue when growing up. In his spare time, he stays very active with the gym, biking, the beach and the pool throughout the year. He has a younger sister Emily who is in the second year of her Doctorate of Physical therapy program. He has an older sister Danielle (z”l) who was a very compassionate and loving NICU nurse in Ohio. Jared’s father is also a physician at NCH and his mother was a former head administrator/office manager in a successful medical practice for many years. They both reside in Naples full time.
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Dedicating the Tribute Garden Together We want to make the Temple Shalom Tribute Garden a space everyone can share. In the final design, the Building & Grounds Committee included three separate opportunities for members to help support the garden through a formal dedication: garden benches— four are initially proposed, existing and newly planted trees, and an area of the patio for engraved pavers.
Dedication opportunities for the Tribute Garden Preparing the Ground The summer of 2015 witnessed the completion of the Temple Shalom Tribute Garden Phase I. With the help of generous donations, we removed the three oaks trees—which were becoming a nuisance and an eyesore—and beautified the space with a new patio garden. As you may
$5,000 donation to dedicate a bench in the Temple Shalom Tribute Garden
$2,500 donation to dedicate an existing or newly planted tree in the Temple Shalom Tribute Garden
$750 donation for one 12”X12” personalized paver
$500 donation for an 8”x8” personalized engraved paver - 6 lines, up to 20 characters per line
$250 donation for an 4”x8” personalized engraved paver - 3 lines, up to 20 characters per line
remember, we started the project with the final goal of transforming the area into a Tribute
Pavers to be placed in a special area of the Tribute Garden
Garden for the whole community to enjoy. The Temple Shalom board of trustees is pleased to
Each donor will receive a commemorative plaque of their dedication
announce the plans for the final phase.
Each phase of our Tribute Garden would be impossible without your generous support. We hope you will take this opportunity to help make Temple Shalom beautiful and inviting for all of our members.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Help support the Tribute Garden by filling out this form and returning it with your payment to the Temple office
Please make your selection below. ___ $5,000 donation to dedicate a bench in the Tribute Garden. * ___ $2,500 donation to dedicate an existing or newly planted tree in the Tribute Garden. * ___ $750 donation for one 12”x12” personalized paver. * ___ $500 donation for one 8” x 8” personalized paver 6 lines, up to 20 characters/spaces per line ___ $250 donation for one 4”x 8” personalized paver 3 lines, up to 20 characters/spaces per line * We will conatct you for dedication wording.
Designing a Space for Community Our new Building & Grounds Committee began planning the Tribute Garden’s final phase earlier this year. We decided to create a space where one can pay tribute to the past through reflection and meditation, as well as celebrate the future with a space that can accommodate multiple uses. As you can see from the new plans, Phase II is designed with the features needed to create a practical and peaceful place for our community. We will expand the paver patio to provide space for larger events, and use new landscaping features to shield the garden from the parking lot. The plan also leaves the area north of the garden open for future plantings, and for landscape lighting. 12
______________________________________________ Please provide your wording for your paver in the spaces below. Please print clearly. If you’ve ordered more than one paver, use a separate sheet of paper and attach it to this form.
Name________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Phone______________________________ My check for $______ is enclosed Please bill my credit card for $ ________ Card #_______________________________________ Exp______ Name & billing address if different than above CVC______ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________
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Suzanne Low, J.D., CFP®, Endowment Chair The endowment committee is pleased and proud to give you our annual meeting update on the continued progress of our revitalized endowment and planned giving programs. •
Temple Shalom Endowment Funds established at the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) for costeffective administration and management o Five named funds established with total value of $254,000 as of March 1, 2017 o Funds are being continually augmented by family and other gifts, including tributes
Eternal Light Society established for completed Endowment Gifts of at least $10,000 - – 6 as of March 1, 2017 (recognized in new video display in foyer)
Legacy Society established for all who sign Letter of Intent to make a Planned Gift - 22 individuals or couples as of March 1, 2017
Verified planned gifts with known current values total approximately $1.2 million (most donors have not provided estimated values)
So we have reached 15+% of our $10 million, 10 year goal for endowments and planned giving to date
Naming opportunities list established of Temple facilities and endowed chairs for major gifts (over $100,000)
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For Now and Forever endowment and planned giving marketing brochure, designed by committee o On naplestemple.org website under Donate button o Distributed to event attendees, Board members, Committee members o Available at various Temple locations, including entry foyer, library, religious and preschools, oneg table o Provided to professional advisors, others as requested Two high level, well-received information/social events held at homes of Temple leaders, for potential donors and thought leaders Committee members pledged 100% participation in current endowment giving Recognition criteria established for endowment, planned giving, and cumulative lifetime and other major gift categories Voice articles prepared by committee members in Endowment Corner explaining program and opportunities for giving; highlighting major donors
Solicitor’s Toolkit prepared and 3 relationship building/ solicitor training sessions held to date (4-17-16, 5-17-16, 11/17/2016)
Educational events about endowments and planned giving for Temple members being prepared for next season
Your participation in Temple Shalom’s Endowment and Planned giving programs can be a truly meaningful way to express your faith in our future. I would love the opportunity to talk with you about the many choices and possibilities. Just call me at 239-4508112 so I can answer any questions you may have.
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 monthly in The Voice.
General Fund: Donations used for operating expenses. 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. Capital Reserve: Maintain and enhance buildings and grounds.
With a completed endowment gift of $10,000 or more you will become a member of our Eternal Light Society.
Memorial Fund: Donations made in honor of a loved one who has passed. William Freschel Kiddush Fund: All donations help provide Kiddush Lunch each Saturday following worship services. A $150 donation is considered to be a sponsorship to honor a special someone or occasion. Flower Fund: Provides Bimah flowers each Shabbat. A $100.00 donation is considered to be a sponsorship in memory or in honor of a special someone or occasion.
You will become a member of our Legacy Society with your signed letter of intent to make a gift in the future.
Prayerbook Fund: Purchase of prayerbooks and Torah commentaries. To dedicate: Prayerbooks - $54, Torah commentary - $100 High Holy Day prayerbooks - $108 - each set
The Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld Endowment Fund: Supporting operating and capital expenses.
Religious School Fund: Donations purchase supplies and support activities for Jewish learning in both Sunday and Hebrew Schools.
Endowment Fund: Donations help to secure the future, enrich the programs and provide for emergency needs of the congregation.
Religious School Enrichment Fund: Donations augment the Religious School budget to enrich the education of our children.
Scholar In Residence Endowment Fund: Supports the endowment established by Shirley and Henry Kraus. This fund enables Temple Shalom to bring visiting scholars to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.
Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund: To supplement Sunday and Hebrew School scholarships for students in need.
The Low Family Endowment Fund: To secure the future of Temple Shalom and Reform Judaism in Southwest Florida.
Ben Calmenson Fund: Donations will be used to create sponsorships to send children to attend Camp Coleman.
The Herbert & Ruth Abramson Fund: To supplement the general operating fund and to provide enrichment for Temple functions.
Rabbi Abraham Shusterman Children's Center Memorial Fund: To support our Religious School and Preschool.
The Janet & Howard Solot Endowment Fund: For general charitable uses and purposes.
Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund: Donations support both curriculum and teaching skill enrichment activities for Sunday and Hebrew School teachers.
Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes,and general enhancement of the Rabbi's work.
Youth Activities Fund: Donations provide financial support for children of our congregation to attend Camp Coleman, to take part in regional/national youth conventions, and to experience a summer in Israel.
Cantor Azu's Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes and general enhancement of the Cantor's work. Leadership Fund: Donations are used for the enhancement and enrichment of leadership programs at Temple Shalom.
Preschool Fund: Donations purchase supplies and support activities for the Preschool.
Rabbi James & Jane Perman Library: Books, magazine subscriptions and supplies are purchased.
Preschool Enrichment Fund: The enhancement of curriculum, educational programs and experiences.
Mitzvah Baskets Fund: A $100.00 donation will purchase several hundred dollars of food for JFCS.
Arby Lipman Children's Library: For the purchase of children and adolescent books and magazine subscriptions, and supplies.
Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund: Donations are used for the enhancement of music at Temple Shalom.
Jack and Charlotte Ward Family Children's Music Shelf: Audio and video music for children.
David and Lillian Thalenfeld Fund for Social Justice: Provides support for Temple participation in social justice events and activities.
Contact Sandy Stone for sponsorship in celebration of an event or to honor someone. This fund is administered by Temple Shalom Sisterhood. Sandy can be reached at (239) 597-1553
Contributions to Temple Shalom General Fund
In Memory Of: Joshua Roseman, Mary Shapiro, George Clark by Judi & Dan Spintman Golda Rosenzweig by Gloria & Lyle Rosenzweig Marian Zahler by Anne & Dr. Mark Rubin Al Solot, Joshua Roseman by Janet & Howard Solot Michael Barter, David Barter, Gerson Barter by Linda & Dr. Bruce Barter Daniel Grossman by Diana & Carl Steinhouse Mort Porter by Henny Porter Samuel Price by Judit & Richard Price Bernice Schneider by Debbie & Dr. Robert Statfeld Ruth Freedman by Judy & Barry Freedman Ida Karpman by Di & Andy Karpman Martin Lanznar by Gail & Howard Lanznar In Honor Of: Rabbi James Perman on being a Rabbi for 50 years by Florence Hertzman, Connie Mansfied & Les Scharf, Susan Bookbinder Jan Whitman on her special birthday by Connie Mansfield and Les Scharf Zoe Waltzer on becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Estelle & Dr. Jacob Shammash In Appreciation: By Ruth & Martin Barber By Valerie Braun By Lynne & Charles Lewin By Rita & Bernie Turner
Religious School Enrichment Fund
In Memory Of: Bianca Ganzman by Wendy Riedel Bruce Thalheimer by Nancy Thalheimer Chaja Goldstein, Morris Goldstein by Kenarette Corl
Religious School Fund In Memory Of: Robert Fuchs by Andrea Wasser
In Memory Of: Irving Abramson by Gay & David Silberg Bella Kandel, Samuel Kandel by Merrylee & Dr. Joseph Kandel Harry Shooman by Shirley & Bob Bassin
As of April 3, 2017
Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund
Lester Freedman by Arlene & Bob Subin Sylvia Raskin by Roberta Macchio Kenneth Unger by Marianne & Dick Matties Lillian Wainick by Linda & Jerry Wainick Jane Waltzer & Adrienne Pakcer by Dr. Joel Waltzer Linda Blatt by Nancy White David Magen by Dottie Magen In Honor Of: Zoe Waltzer becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Judge Lauren & Dr. Todd Brodie Judge Mort Riefberg on his special birthday by Sheila & Howie Agranat In Appreciation: By Ruth Dorfman By Debbie Laites & Ben Post
In Memory Of: Irving Figlarz, Pearl Anchor by Felicia & Dr. Ken Anchor Amy Cowan by Sandy Stone Adrienne Packer, Jane Waltzer by Roberta & Donald Tannenbaum
William Freschel Kiddush Fund
In Memory Of: Audrey Rubner by Dr. Michael Rubner Alice Bassewitz, Esrael Bassewitz, Jules Bassewitz, Tina Kramer, Ruth Bassewitz, Herman Bassewitz by Bobbi Bassewitz In Honor Of: Judge Morton Riefberg on his 90th birthday by Bobbi Bassewitz
Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund In Memory Of:
Flower Fund In Honor Of:
Sarah Goebel becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Jessie & Jeff Goebel
In Memory Of: Gertrude Garber, Gus Garber by Gloria Garber Alvin Gelman, Rose Weiss by Caroline Beasley & David Goldstein Adela Levy, Abood Levy by Nina & Dr. Moises Levy Ruth Schuman, Jack Schuman, Belle Weinberger, Louis Weinberger, Daniel Robert Schuman by Sandra & Leonard Schuman Sylvia Waldman, Abe Waldman by Elaine Samuels In Honor Of: Sammy Sissman on his Bar Mitzvah by Daryl & David Sissman, Irene Smith
Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund
In Memory Of: Stanley Feldman by Daryl & David Sissman Max Applebaum by Honey & Shelly Berkle Dorothea Zamiela, John Cornacchia, Walter Zamiela by Becky Cornacchia Zachary Dembo by David Dembo Grace Dworkin by Lin & Gary Dworkin Pauline Dorfman by Helene Fuchs Helene Hyman by Rosie Liebovich-Hyman Adela Levy de Levy by Nina & Moises Levy Tracey Birnhak, David Price by Estelle & Stuart Price Wendy Ritter, Elfrieda Ritter by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter David Hirsch by Carol & Burton Hirsch
Harry Topolosky by Karen & Stan Deutsch David Friedlander by Florence Levin Stanley Rubinstein by Mae & Judge Mort Riefberg Mary Shapiro by Karen & Stan Deutsch Roberta Pollack by Linda & Jerry Wainick Richard Harris by Eloyse & David Fisher Sherry Reisfeld, Joseph Phillips by Adrea & Charles Kofman John Walker, Mary Shapiro by Jeanette & Glenn Fischer Cantor Azu’s amazing performance in Bimah to Broadway, Nancy & Jack Wiadro for all their hard work by Karen & Stan Deutsch Zoe Waltzer becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Eloyse & David Fisher In Appreciation: By Gene Helfand By Dr. Randi & William Barr
Rabbi James and Jane Perman Library
Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund In Memory Of: Enid Baker by Evelyn Cole
Ben Calmenson Endowment Fund In Memory Of:
Bertha Gold by Eileen & Dr. Bill Ertag
Food Basket Fund
In Memory Of: Albert Abrams by Dr. Randi & William Barr In Honor Of: Rabbi James Perman on his 50 years as a Rabbi by Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter
Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund
In Memory Of: Reine Elbhar by Dr. Lydia Bond In Honor Of: Judge Morton Riefburg on his 90th birthday by Marilyn & Stuart Buxbaum Zoe Waltzer becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Cissy & Harvey Dezen
In Memory Of: Alfred Bomeisler, Edna Levy by Carol & Michael Levy Rachel Arditti by Matty Hasson In Honor Of: Rabbi James Perman on his 50 years of being a Rabbi by Barb & Dr. Len Cutler, Lorie Mayer, Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter, Michal Wiesler, Anne & Dr. Mark Rubin, Bobbie & Dr. Bernie Lublin, Wendy Wald, Beth & Dr. Brian Wolff, Judge Lauren & Dr. Todd Brodie, Carol & Marvin Lader, Cathy Neuman & Richard Gross, Fran & Rob Nossen, Eloyse & David Fisher Ed Cohen on his birthday by Louise & Bill Warshauer, Barbara & Jacob Myers Judge Mort Riefberg on his special birthday by Florence Feinson
Scholar-In-Residence Endowment Fund In Memory Of:
Harvey Fox, Max Tabachnik by Marcelle Reiss Sonia Rozet by Dr. Jackie Sallade Hyman Felsen by Sylvia Wolinsky Lorraine Barr by Dr. Randi & William Barr
In Memory Of: Marian Zahler by Daryl & David Sissman Max Becker by Sheila & Alvin Becker Irvin Taitz by Susan & Yale Freeman Mary Shapiro by Fran & Rob Nossen William Graev by Nancy & Bruce Graev Nathan R. Angoff by Eleanor & Walter Angoff Lawrence Shapiro by Dr Gene & Bobbie Katz In Honor Of: Rabbi James Perman on his 50 years as a Rabbi by Honey & Shelly Berkle, Jennifer Siegal-Miller & Rabbi Adam Miller
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Low Family Endowment Fund
In Memory Of: Rose Low, Joshua Roseman, Mary Shapiro, George L Clark by Suzanne Low
Paula Brody & Merrill Hassenfeld Endowment Fund
In Honor Of: Paula Brody & Merrill Hassenfeld by Janet & Howard Solot
Shalom Preschool In Memory Of:
Donations to any of the Temple Shalom funds may be made by check or credit card. To pay by check please be sure to include the name of the fund, the name of the person being honored, remembered or appreciated and who is making the donation. Mail checks to the Temple office at 4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34119.
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Saturday Torah Talk 8:30AM
Shabbat morning service 10AM Bat Mitzvah of Sarah Goebel
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