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October 2017 Volume XXXVIII Tishri/Chesvan 5778 Number 1

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4630 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34119 Phone: (239) 455-3030 • Fax: (239) 455-4361 Religious Education office 239-455-2233 Preschool office 239-455-3227 Adam F. Miller, Rabbi Donna Azu, Cantor James H. Perman, D.D., Rabbi Emeritus Eli Montague, FTA Executive Director Dr. Anna Salomon, RJE Director of Congregational Education

Debbie Zvibleman, 7 Dr. Anna Salomon, Director of Congregational 8 9 Men’s 11 Endowment 18 Temple Shalom 19 20 Monthly Celebrations 16 16 17 Temple Shalom 23

Please pardon our appearance.... This issue of The Voice is a little different and a little later than usual. You will notice that a few articles are missing and the format is slightly modified. We blame it all on Irma. The next issue will return to the usual format. Thank you for your understanding and good riddance Irma!

Merrill Hassenfeld Ed Kaufman Jeremy Schaab David Silberg Perry Switzen

Friday, October 13th

Simchat Torah celebration & Consecration - 6:15pm Shabbat service - 7pm

Temple Shalom will provide the main dish and beverage

Peter Lewis Music Director

Tracey Albert Shelly Berkle Michael Diamond Michael Feldman Bruce Graev

Simchat Torah & Consecration

Pot luck dinner - 5:15pm

Seyla Cohen Preschool 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

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If your name begins with: A-I please bring a salad J-S please bring a side dish T-Z please bring an appetizer

Temple Shalom of Naples is an inclusive Reform Jewish congregation where all individuals are equal partners in making our world whole and holy. We are One Family, believing in the sacredness of relationships, fostering connections – one to another, Temple, Israel, Torah and God. We are living Jewish values and nurturing future generations. Temple support staff Randi Butterworth Administrative & Clergy Assistant

Rick Holsbeke Maitenance Technician

Jeanette Fischer Director of Communications

Victor Lucas Facility Manager

Maxine Gould Controller

Gloria Mellman Preschool Administrative Assistant

Farrah Hersh Religious School Administrative Assistant

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

Sukkot Service Thursday, October 5th - 10am Simchat Torah Yizkor Service Thursday, October 12th - 10am 3

Congregational trip to

Three consecutive Tuesdays

October 17, 24 & 31 12pm You bring your lunch and Rabbi Miller will bring the texts to spark an interactive discussion rooted in the tradition of Judaism.

October 20th • Meet at the Conservancy at 9:45am 2.5 hour guided tour includes boat ride, new wildlife exhibits and the Dalton Discovery Center

No cost! Space is LIMITED RSVP now by calling or emailing the Temple office to reserve your spot! 239-455-3030 or



MEET TEMPLE SHALOM’S AWARD FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE RECIPIENT, PHIL BEUTH By Carole J Greene For more than a decade, I have had the pleasure and privilege to call Phil Beuth my friend. We have served together on the Naples Press Club board of governors and on the club’s scholarship committee. I know this man’s heart. Phil is best-known nationwide for his stint as president of Good Morning America, where he met movers, shakers, stars, and wannabes. How he climbed from humble beginnings through the ranks of radio and TV broadcasting to that lofty peak is a fascinating tale told in his recently published memoir Limping on Water. That title refers to the fact that he has been afflicted since birth with a mild form of cerebral palsy and has always walked with a limp. Locally, he is well-known in several philanthropic circles, but the one for which Temple Shalom will honor him at our March 11 “We Are One” event is Immokalee’s Guadalupe Center. For his dedicated involvement not only in the Guadalupe Center but also with the Guadalupe Tutor Corps, he will receive the Temple Shalom Award for Social Justice. Watch future issues of the VOICE for more about this organization that has helped hundreds of students over the years to qualify for and receive college scholarships. We have invited 50 students from the Tutor Corps as our guests for the “We Are One” show that night. Tying together our Jewish community with the Guadalupe Center demonstrates the strength of solidarity, the theme of the “We Are One” show written and performed exclusively for Temple Shalom. For more information, contact co-chairs: Ida Margolis (, Bobbie Katz (, Linda Simon ( ), or call the Temple Shalom office at 239-455-3030.


Debbie Zvibleman It was wonderful to see everyone during the High Holy. I especially enjoyed greeting everyone as they came in. It is a time when we get to greet old friends as well as meet new ones. It was so nice to see so many new families join. What you don’t see is the work that goes behind the scenes to make the holidays seemless to you. I want to thank Rabbi Miller, Cantor Azu, Peter Lewis and our choir, Anna Salomon, Seyla Cohen, Eli Montague, Victor Lucas and his staff, Alicia Browner, Randi Butterworth, Jeanette Fisher and Maxine Gould for all that they do, from planning to execution. As we prepare for Sukkot, our Temple Sukkah will be erected for us to enjoy. This is a joyous holiday which is considered an agricultural festival where we give thanks for Earth’s bounty. Not able to make it to the Temple? Invite friends over for a sukkot dinner under the stars. As we think of those less fortunate, it is also a great time to donate to the foodbank if you did not get a chance during Yom Kippur. Simchat Torah follows Sukkot, as we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and celebrate in this special service. See temple events calendar for both Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

Veterans Shabbat Friday, November 10th 7:30PM with choir!

Pull out those uniforms, medals and ribbons and wear them with pride to the service Join us in honoring those who have served our country 6

The Yedidut Havurah recently enjoyed a painting experience at Vino Picasso. Who knew there were so many talented artists in our Temple family? Thank you to Barbara Druckman for providing the photo.


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Dr.AnnaSalomon, RJE One day a stranger walked into a lecture and listened attentively to the Rosh Yeshiva (head of school) as he spoke. At the conclusion, he walked up to the head of school and smiled. The Rosh Yeshiva was puzzled and asked, “Do I know you?” The stranger responded, “Thirty years ago, I was your chevruta (study) partner in yeshiva!” The Rosh Yeshivah looked at him closely, thinking hard. Excited now, he responded to the stranger, “Of course! You changed my life when you taught me how to learn. You gave me the tools I needed to become who I am today.” His friend looked down and the Rosh Yeshivah asked him, “What’s wrong?” His friend responded simply, “I was thinking about how I had a talent for learning and teaching, but I never followed through with it. It made me wonder why I just drifted away from it, while you became a great rabbi?” The rabbi answered him, saying, “Do you remember the biography of Vilna Gaon you had on your reading table? When you read it, you were so animated and said “That man was just amazing!” But when I read it, I said to myself “I want to be like him.” That, my friend, was the only difference.” It’s not enough to acknowledge the greatness of our ancestors. We have to take the example they present, the values they embrace and do our best to emulate that and bring it to our lives. (Adapted from The Commentator’s Siddur and A Young Person’s Guide to the Origins of Jewish Prayer) With the start of a new year, we had the opportunity to spend lots of time praying, reflecting, and looking towards the possibilities ahead. It’s hard not to walk away from the High Holy Days feeling inspired. It’s a chance to start again, a clean break to make the year ahead one of greater strengths and blessings, to work even harder to make the world whole and holy. While it’s easy to be inspired, it can also be easy to let inspiration fall to the side as we get back to our “normal schedules” and let inaction or habits guide us. So the question we are now faced with is, how can we, instead, choose to embrace the examples and values of our tradition and move forward in strength? 8

Loren Freedman October 14 2017 Loren was born in Naples to Myron Freedman and Dr. Julie Harris. She has been coming to classes at Temple Shalom since she was 2 years old, when she started Mommy and Me classes with Miss Jane. She attends Seacrest Country Day School and is in the 7th grade. She has thoroughly enjoyed her preparation for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah with Dr. Michael Rubner and is looking forward to becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Loren enjoys playing the violin, volleyball and golf, arts and crafts of all kinds, and learning Chinese. Her Mitzvah project was painting acrylic paintings to give to people in the hospital and nursing home to brighten their day.

Maxwell Goldberg October 28, 2017 Max began his relationship with Temple Shalom as a toddler in Miss Jane’s Mommy and Me class and has been here through preschool and religious school. He is in the 7th grade at Community School of Naples. His parents are Ellen and Steve Goldberg and he has two younger siblings, Mimi and Teddy. Max plays soccer and tennis and skis every chance he gets. Max is also a serious drummer and loves playing all types of music, especially classic rock. He enjoys giving back to the community as part of his school’s Builder’s Club and Veteran’s Appreciation Club. After writing to Andy Salomon and his fellow recruits, Max was inspired to collect and mail letters of encouragement to members of the armed forces as part of his Mitzvah project.

Torah Talk Saturday, October 7th

8:15am - bagels, coffee, juice 8:30am - discussion Chol HaMo’ed Sukkot

Temple Shalom Sisterhood presents SISTERHOOD PRESIDENT

Carole Flegel The Sisterhood is back in the swing of things. Our thanks goes out to Debra Antzis for organizing our first event of the season, the Holocaust Museum tour and luncheon. The museum’s mission of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred, and violence seems especially relevant these days. I encourage you to (re)visit this gem of a museum within our community. Please join us at Sisterhood’s next event on Tuesday, October 10th at Temple Shalom. The luncheon will feature Andrea Claster Greenspan, image consultant. Please RSVP to Barbara Druckman, (members $25/pp, non-members $28/pp, sponsorship $50) or register through the website. Book Bag kicks off on October 19th at 1:30 with the thoughtprovoking book The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The sweet women of Sisterhood provide our Friday night onegs and run our Judaica Shop. Karen Cohn is instrumental in both, and well deserving of this month’s recognition. Sisterhood Member Spotlight - Karen Cohn Karen came to Naples from Miami Beach with her husband Marty and her two children, Robyn and Mark. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for 25 years here in Naples and “RETIRED” - so she thought. She’s now a busy grandmother of four, and keeps even busier with her considerable volunteerism. Karen began working in the Judaica Shop after retirement. She also stepped up to help with the Friday Onegs, which she and Debbe Schertzer run during the summer months. Karen is a recipient of Sisterhood’s Woman of Valor Award. Karen is serving as the current co-president of Hadassah. And if that’s not enough, she graciously serves as the Executive Vice President of Sisterhood, which puts her in line to be the next incoming Sisterhood President (God willing!) Karen, along with the Sisterhood Board, encourage your support for the Onegs and Judaica Shop. Your baked goods and time are always appreciated, and the gift shop’s revenue allows the Sisterhood to continue its financial support of the religious school and other Temple projects. Thank you for your support!

Am I Wardrobe Ready for My Life? Andrea Claster Greenspan, Image Consultant

Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30AM Luncheon & Program Why We Shop,How We Shop, Mistakes We Make Selecting hairstyles and colors, accessories, and make-up Cost: $25 for members $28 for non-members $50 sponsorship

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

Questions? Contact Barbara Druckman at

239-947-6863 or barbdruckman@gmail

Thursday, October 19th 1:30pm The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Facilitator: Helen Weinfeld A young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Literature 9

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Judaica Shop


Ed Cohen

The only Judaica shop in Naples! Lots of new vendors and merchandise! Tracey Ansteth Albert

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New jewelry styles,hostess gifts, B’n ai Mitzvah gifts, mezuzot, new ta�it styles, cha�ah plates & covers and so much m�e ! Hours (Sundays during Religious School) Sundays - 9Am to 12PM Wednesdays - by appt. - please call the Temple Shalom office Tuesday through Friday 10AM to 12:30PM Credit cards gladly accepted! For more information: 239-455-3030

Our Men’s Club would like to initiate a new programming concept to begin the after the New Year. We are looking for chair people to form various activity groups within our Men’s Club framework. Examples of these activities would be; a breakfast, a movie night, a theater night, bike riding, tennis or pickle ball group. These activities could be either weekly, twice a month or monthly. If a chairperson comes forward with another activity of interest, that would be terrific. If you would like to be a chairperson, please contact me personally by phone or email. I truly believe this format of fellowship will bring us closer to our Temple goal of One Family. Ed Cohen, Men’s Club President 239-821-8345



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Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class Beginning October 18th 6:15pm Please contact Cantor Azu for more information or 239-455-3030


The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Specializing in:

Melton Core Class Year 1 Instructors: Rabbi Adam Miller Rabbi Ammos Chorny Days: Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4:15 pm Date: 15 weeks beginning 12/5/17

• Refractive Cataract Surgery • LASIK • Eyelid Problems & Surgery • Glaucoma

Melton Core Class Year 2

• Diabetic Eye Exams

The Tikkun Olam Council of Temple Shalom presents Jewish Values and the Environment Protecting our Water, Wetlands and Wildlife

Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30 to 1:00pm

• Botox Treatment

Lynn K. Byerly, M.D.

Come and learn about key environmental issues facing Southwest Florida with experts from the Conversancy of SWFL and leave with specific ideas for things we all can do to protect our water, wetlands and wildlife.

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Bring your brown bag lunch at noon. Beverages and cookies will be provided.

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Forum starts promptly at 12:30pm RSVP to the Temple office 239-455-3030

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The Samuel Team Karyn Samuel 239.537.3732 Rowan Samuel 239.298.3555


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Rabbi’s Circle

Myra and Mort Friedman Howard and Janet Solot


Anonymous Tammy Strohl-Samuel and Darren Sanuel Helene and Benie Weiss Michal Wiesler


Barbara Cohen Fran and Rob Nossen Susan and Nat Ritter Sandy Stone Arlene and Robert Subin Joel Waltzer Debbie and Barry Zvibleman

Pillar Anonymous Shelly Berkle Iris Bland Karen and Marty Cohn Karen and Stan Deutsch Bill and Eileen Ertag Rachel and Howard Gutman Merrylee and Joseph Kandel Ed Kaufman Barbara and Bob Levine Carol and Michael Levy Mae Riefberg Judi and Dan Spintman Nancy White


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


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

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

Torah Circle A gift of $18,000 or above to include your L’Shalom pledge Rabbi’s Circle A gift of $10,000 to include your L’Shalom pledge Supporter A gift of $5,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Sponsor A gift of $2,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Pillar A gift of $1,000 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Friend A gift of $500 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge Builder A gift of $250 above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge I/We Care A gift above and beyond your L’Shalom pledge 15

14 Ruth Halperin and David Weil


Rachel and Greg Hinchliffe

Rebecca and Jay Wolfson

15 Hyla and Ron Radin


Judy and Phil Ciorciari


Heather and Jason White

17 Paul and Abbie Sladick

Stuart and Estelle Price


Jill and Dan Isaacson

18 Kristina and Josh Isenberg

Arlene and Don Shapiro Elise and Ron Altman

Tracey and Larry Albert

Veora and John Little

10 Robin and Andy Mintz

Pauline and Murray Hendel

Lillian and Larry Rothenberg

12 Elisa and Justin Ross

Fern and Andrew Jaffe

Jessica and Jeremy Schaab




Rita and Larry Sibrack


Lety and Stephen Schwartz


Robert Klausner


Ashley Solomon


Suzanne Millman

Marianne Matties

Arthur Sissman

Michael Pierce


Bernard Blackstien


Robert Levine


Donna Treiser

Mae Riefberg

Carol Appel


Roslyn Katz

Harold Yamron


Scott Newman


Barry Freedman

Hetty Weinstein

Michael Levy

Joel Pearlman


Maurice Raizes

Neil Shnider

Muriel Ravitz


Elinor Hayum

Kim Hochman

Sheldon Starman

Tyler Korn

Bruce Cohen

Beryl Miller

David Dembo


Judi Palay


Estelle Price


David Fireman

James Kargman

Ellen Seigel


Eric Solomon

Dale Katz


Scott Shwedel


Anita Freeman

Beverly Moeckler

Ina Barr


Melissa Kahn


Susan Riedel

Harold Silverman

Linda Barter

Eugene Katz

Michael Gordon

Jason Korn

Maria Bollt

Dorismae Friedman


Robert Statfeld


Ellen Baseman


Karen Schechter

Lauren Brodie

Jay Wolfson

Jessica Press


Marisa Perlstein

David Portman

Joyce Zaleznik

Steven Goldberg

Carol Simon

Florence Feinson


Richard Rubin


Freyda Albin

Marjorie Sidman


Carole Greene

William Ertag


Kenneth Rubin

Donald Tannenbaum

Leonard Kane

Robert Ross

Len Feiman

Nancy Wiadro

Stanley Deutsch

Robert Nossen

Stephen Schechter

Cheryl Alexander

Robert Stone


William Maltby


Gabriela Goldberg

Gene Helfand

Lynne Buxton

Jennifer Eder


David Weil

Leslie Wasserman

Edward Alexander

Eleanor Bonder

October 2017

Ita and Arthur Paquette

Adrea and Charlie Kofman


October 2017

October 2017


Birthdays 16

Gloria and Mark Mellman


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Stephen Barolsky Tobie Waxler Louis Worobiow Jennie Citrin Sol Weisel Harry Cohen Lillian Schmidt Harold Rabinowitz Sol Weisel Jack Millstein Benjamin Gross Gerald Sherman Sophie Diamondstein Lena Wolf Edwin Mendel Richard Kaye Minna Levine Richard Levy Eva Shapiro Frederick Shapiro Joan Mintz Lena Rosenzweig Leonard Picus Sarah Plotkin Sonny Raichlen Lottie Riedel Sue Pfingst Harriet Salomon Paul Wolf Hannah Blumenthal Selma Simon Victor Ostrow Morris Teitelbaum Edward Kodicek William Jaffe Bernard Sugarman Sheldon Treiser Meyer Ruchman Zetta Shapiro Benjamin Klein Elaine Horwitz Stella Bowman Karen Ciorciari Esther Davidson Martin Diamond Irving Dworkin Rebecca Feinberg Glenwood Green Robert Trattner Maurice Rush Emanuel Hecht Leo Hertzman Rose Garber Samuel Entoff Curt Simon Polly Prolman James Harris Fred Nichols Alexander Barszap Rose Isaacson Shalom Kivilevic Joyce Van Thournout Elsie Lauber


Myron Symons Gerald Klein Arthur Lieb Irving Zelinger Berel Mair Rae Kahn Joan Moeckler Shirley Rabinowitz Howard Palay Rachel Peltz Miriam Gross Morris Picus Maurice Pressman Julia Rosensweig Joseph Rubin Erwin Binder Sam Siegel Ida Mae Heller William Jones Ruth Goodman Helen Golin Esther Gordon Bernard Cohon Marion Angoff Maurice Ocker Jack Manheim Pearl Glaser Effie Purdy Gertrude Brother Sally Worobiow Robert Seidman Herman Jacobson Edna Katz Howard Sacks Saul Saloman Herman Epstein Betty Goldstein Rose Graev Mary Lenner Murray Goold Artie Hecht Laurie Holden Jennie Entoff Alvin Katchman Jack Swerdlin Sigmund Horwitz Shirley Beugen William Beckler Harry Fink Elaine Stein Nettie Rothman William Bernard Clayman Susan Wareck Fred Lipp Philip R Green John Paley Max Peltz Sally Fay Clara Ganzman Harry Rubin Goldie Sacknoff Edward Teater James Shur

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Matthew Wasser Joe Gardner Meyer Adler Sophie Lipkin Jack Brazina Lewis Chester Hillis Cohn Adele Mintz Herman Gold Saul Ertag Gary Garber Frank Walkenberg Sidney Gordon Howard Greenstein Salvatore Battaglia Arthur Hecht Arthur Hecht Ilene Helfand Tillie Schaffer Max Katz Joseph Gilman Alexander Wyner Michael Rubenstein Dave Green Dorothy Gursky Marion Kaye Anna Margolies Edythe Laited Selma Batkin Lester Ottenheimer Sylvia Kassalow Sara Berol Jacob Schuman Blanche Sernovitz Harry Springman Max Alpern Anna Weinfeld Esther Weiss Max Weiss Louis Sulzer Harry Grandis Kate Goldsmith

Recently Deceased

As of September 26, 2017 Evelyn Cole Widow of William Cole Ruth Skurow Mother of Carole Yellin Fay Certilman Grandmother of Tracy Ornstein Myre Macher Mother of Paula Federman Lois Doty Mother of Debbe Schertzer


Endowment Corner

Suzanne Low, J.D., CFP®, Endowment Chair

IMAGINE YOUR FAMILY NAME ON THE SANCTUARY OR TEMPLE CAMPUS - THINKING REALLY BIG! Just as many other temples around the country and many prominent non-profits in Naples have done, our temple decided to offer the community the opportunity to honor one’s family or loved one in a most special manner. One of the major features of our revitalized endowment and planning giving efforts at Temple Shalom involves naming opportunities for major gifts. So…the “Ruth and Jonas Marcus” Sanctuary may be named, as examples, for a generous donation of $2.5 million , the “Marcus” Rabbinical Chair for $3 million or the “Marcus Family” Center for Jewish Life (our campus) for a gift of $5 million. Why are we doing this? Named giving for significant completed gifts, a change from previous thinking and practice at Temple Shalom, is being offered because our research showed that many synagogues with very successful endowment programs have high levels of naming recognition. For many people, placing their name or the names of family members, on buildings, signs, rooms, etc., is the ultimate tribute. Naming of facilities and funds may inform and motivate others to give generously. Just as Artis-Naples, NCH Hospital, Naples Botanical Garden and many other local non-profit organizations, Temple Shalom is pleased to offer the opportunity to honor your parents, family or other loved ones in a prominent and very meaningful way.

What can be named? Possibilities for named gifts include funded Chairs, such as the Rabbinical, Cantorial or Director of Congregational Education. Others involve naming of physical facilities, such as our campus, sanctuary, chapel, bimah, ark, multipurpose room, social hall, administrative wing, offices, classrooms, gardens, atriums, etc. Possibilities range from gifts of $50,000 to $5 million, which may be pledged and paid over a 1 to 5-year period. As always, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you confidentially, explain our program in detail and answer any questions you may have. Please call me at 239-450-8112.

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

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


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

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


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

You will become a member of our Legacy Society with your signed letter of intent to make a gift in the future. 18


Contributions to Temple Shalom General Fund

In Memory of: Billy Butterworth by Maxine Gould, Susan & Dr. Nat Ritter, Barbara & Dr. Leonard Cutler, Fran & Rob Nossen, Debbie & Barry Zvibleman Roz Citrin by Carole & Dr. Wilbur Yellin Lawrence Wasserman, Daniel Grossman, Sophia Grossman by Diana & Carl Steinhouse In Honor of: Samuel Sissman becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Pearl & Stanley Thall Cissy & Harvey Dezen on their 65th wedding anniversary by Gracia Kuller

Religious School Fund

In Memory of: Lois Doty by Carole & Jason Flegel

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund In Memory of: Louis Greenbaum by Mae Riefberg

Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund In Memory of: Lois Doty & Billy Butterworth by Helen Weinfeld

Endowment Fund

In Memory of: Ester Ruthman by Nancy & Bruce Graev Louis Greenbaum, Billy Butterworth by Lori & Ed Cohen Billy Butterworth by Shelly Berkle, Bobbie & Dr. Gene Katz Lois Doty by Lori & Ed Cohen, Bobbie & Dr. Martin Katz, Shelly Berkle, Fran & Rob Nossen Eva Akabas by Eleanor & Walter Angoff In Honor Of: Sammy Sissman becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Lori & Ed Cohen

In Memory of: Naomi Miller by Arlene Yedid In Honor of: Julian Greenland on his 80th birthday by Linda Murphy

Adult Education Fund

William Freschel Kiddush Fund

Low Family Endowment Fund

In Honor of: Becky Cornacchia by RosaLee & Will Rudman

Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund

In Memory of: J. Milton Sklaroff by Neil Sklaroff Billy Butterworth by Nancy & Jack Waidro, Sheila & Howard Agranat, Maxine & Harvey Brenner, Karen & Dr. Martin Cohn

Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund

In Memory of: Billy Butterworth, Andy Levine by Karen & Stan Deutsch, Debbe & Danny Schertzer, Karen & Dr. Martin Cohn Alice Bellow, Deborah Levere by Bunny Levere In Honor of: Sammy Sissman becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Susan & Arthur Sissman

Rabbi James & Jane Perman Library Fund In Memory of: Albert Cowan, Sara Cowan by Wendy Wald


As of August 31st

In Memory of: Gertrude Weiner by Caroline & Bill Schulhof Shirley Abrams Tucker by Dr. Randi Barr

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

In Honor of: Rett Kelley becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Suzanne Low Sammy Sissman becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Suzanne Low Loren Freedman becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Suzanne Low

Shalom Preschool

In Memory Of: Robert Block, Billy Butterworth, Louis Greenbaum by Simone & Dr. Michael Marks Billy Butterworth by Janet & Howard Solot Otto Laube by Susan & Alvin Wichard

Shalom Preschool & Kindergarten Enrichment Fund In Memory of: Lois Doty by Janet & Howard Solot Robert Block, Billy Butterworth, Lois Doty, Louis Greenbaum, Arlene Klein by Seyla & Barry Cohen

Youth Activities Fund

In Memory of: Billy Butterworth, Louis Greenbaum, Arlene Klein, Ed Cohen by Jane & Rabbi Jim Perman


Robin & Albert Amar 18562 Tulip Road Ft. Myers, FL 33967 (239) 777-2683 Robin: Marcia & Josh Buckman 3291 Pacific Drive Naples, FL 34119 Josh: (508) 577-1739 Marcia: (617) 584-9465 Neil & Judy Cohen  Stephen & Eileen Cohen 15086 Reef Lane Bonita Springs, FL  34135 Stephen: (805) 341-6305 Eileen: (805) 341-8483 Slava & Shana Dorfman 1610 Serrano Circle Naples, FL  34105 Slava: (341) 529-8939 Shana: (239) 293-6424 Alan Galbut & Debbie Heil Alan: (239) 860-2313 Debbie: (239) 595-7179 Allan & Gabriella Goldberg  Andy & Bronia Ichel 13735 Luna Drive Naples, FL  34109 Andy: (239) 641-1956 Bronia: (703) 966-9174 22

Flavia & Itamar Isakov 13860 Luna Drive Naples, FL 34109 Itamar: (603) 318-4925 Flavia: (603) 557-5469 Amy & Jon Karnilow Jon: Amy: Irina & Neil Koppel Neil: Irina: Luis Lairet & Fabiana Kivilevic & Margarita Kivilevic Luis: Fabiana: Margarita: Bruce Nichols & Jill Backman Bruce: Jill: (207) 332-4050 Joel Pearlman 7096 Barrington Cir. Apt 202 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 272-0699 Terri & Jim Polacheck 9510 Cypress Hammock Circle, Unit 201 Bonita Springs, FL  34135 Jim: (412) 298-6782 Terri: (412) 491-9052

Hyla & Ron Radin 28517 Highgate Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Ron: (860) 559-5213 Hyla: (860) 490-1040 Roger Santos & Megi Erlich 307 Reynolds Court Naples, FL 34112 Home phone: (239) 888-0781 Roger: Megi: Betty Jo Rivera & Harold Silverman Ann & Mike Swartz 5130 Kensington High St. Naples, FL 34105 Mike: (617) 968-0280 Ann: (617) 962-6043 Sue & Dave Waldman 8329 Lucello Ter North Naples, FL 34114 Dave: Sue: Jason & Heather White Jason: Heather:


Sunday No Religious School



October 2017



Sisterhood Board meeting 10am Confirmation class 6pm


No Sunday Hebrew School


Coffee & Convo 9am at Perkins Restaurant

Religious School 9am


Sisterhood Luncheon 11:30am


Wednesday Erev Sukkot Hebrew School 4:45pm

Men’s Club meeting 5:30pm


Hebrew School 4:45pm

No Religious or Sunday Hebrew School

Religious School 9am

Blessing of the Animals 9am



Preschool Back to School Night 7pm

Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am


Religious School 9am



Shabbat evening service 7:30pm

Simchat Torah Yizkor service 10am

Torah Talk 8:30am

Shabbat morning service 10am Bar Mitzvah of Rett Kelley

Sukkot service 10am





Pot luck dinner 5:30pm Simchat Torah Celebration & Consecration 6:15pm


Shabbat morning service 10am Bat Mitzvah of Loren Freedman

Shabbat evening service 7pm


Tuesdays with Torah 12pm Executive Committee meeting 7pm


Sukkot Temple closed Preschool closed

Temple office opens at 12pm

Sukkot Celebration 11:30






Tuesdays with Torah 12pm

Board meeting 7pm


Hebrew School 4:45pm


Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class 6:15pm


Hebrew School 4:45pm Adult B’nai Mitzvah class 6:15pm


Sisterhood Book Bag 1:30pm


Shabbat evening service 7:30pm Congregational trip to Conservancy of SWFL 9:45am


Shabbat evening service 7:30pm


6th grade Shabbaton 9am

Shabbat morning service 10am Selichot service 7:30pm


Shabbat morning service 10am Bar Mitzvah of Max Goldberg


Tuesdays with Torah 1pm

Sunday Hebrew School 11:30am

Stephanie & David Portman Stephanie: 23


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4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, Florida 34119

Naples, FL Permit No. 127

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

I n depen den t & A s si s t ed L i v i ng • ECC L ic ensed

6945 Carlisle Court • Naples, FL • 239.444.6891 ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY #9408


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