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d’var sinai

September 2016

Selichot | Saturday, September 24 "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 8:00 pm

Hors D’oeuvres & Wine Dinner Speaker - Rabbi Samantha Shabman Candlelit Selichot Service

Join us for a spiritually moving and meaningful opportunity to explore the themes of the High Holy Days with Rabbi Sam Shabman. This year’s Selichot learning is inspired by Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton. We will explore the Unetaneh Tokef poem found in the High Holy Days liturgy, consider the stories we share about ourselves and our loved ones, and discuss the creation of a powerful legacy. RSVP online or by calling the Temple Sinai office at 404.252.3073.

Message from yourTemple Sinai Clergy We spend the month of Elul preparing ourselves for the High Holidays and contemplating the year that has past. The month of Elul concludes with the Selichot Service in which we gather as a community to begin our repentance process. Typically, congregations observe Selichot on the Saturday evening before Rosh HaShanah. In this service we set the mood and the tone for the days of serious prayer, reflection and study that are to come. We hope you will join us for this meaningful service.

Temple Sinai is Going Green Temple Sinai is going green! In order to reduce waste and costs, we are offering an option to receive the printed D’var Sinai via email. You will receive an electronic copy each month in your inbox. We will have plenty of printed copies at Temple Sinai if you would like to take home a publication. Let us know if you would like to receive this publication electronically! Visit

Temple Sinai Board of Trustees & Staff To reach President Marcia Nuffer, email To reach staff via email, please use first initial last Ex: Spiritual Leadership Rabbis Ronald M. Segal Bradley G. Levenberg Samantha A. Shabman Philip N. Kranz, Emeritus Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer Administrative & Programming Staff Executive Director Jack J. Feldman

Facilities/Event Director Lillie Janko Development & Campaign Director Dawn Painter Director of Operations Shelly Dresdner Director of Membership Engagement Jaimee Boettcher Communications Director Andrea Fineman Communications Associate Alexie Malloy Accountant Errol Atlan Member Services Manager Simone Bonnejonne Executive Assistant to Clergy Rachel DeLine Assistant to Clergy Lori Jassen Front Desk Associate Abigail Baughman Facilities Manager Andre Parker Education Staff Director of Education Marisa Kaiser

Your Journey. Your Home.

Director of Youth Education Emily Cohen Religious School Administrative Assistant Jenny Mopper Director of Youth & Teen Engagement Molly Okun B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator Sharon Clark Librarian, PNK Learning Center Adelle Salmenson Preschool Director Jamah Maman Preschool Administrative Assistant Jennifer Adams


Board of Trustees President Marcia Nuffer President Elect Cary Rodin Vice President (Communications/ Secretary) Stacey Geer Vice President (Community) Lynn Redd Vice President (Development) Adam Mayer Vice President (Education) Asher Royal Vice President (Membership) Kevin Levingston Vice President (Ritual) Jeff Kerker Treasurer David Mann Assistant Treasurer Ira Blecker Immediate Past President Scott Zucker Members Dan Balser Chuck Berk Owen Dwoskin Larry Faskowitz Abbie Frankel Teen Trustee Lauren Gersten David Kurzweil Janet Lefkowitz Allan Nelkin Susan Pepper Mark Rosenthal David Rubinger Maurice Shemper Johanna Skid Lawana Streger Josh Tolchin Brotherhood Trustee Lori Zwecker Neshamot Trustee

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From My Perspective | Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer How does one prepare to pray? The rabbis tell us, “We pray in preparation for prayer.” This is why we pray before the Amidah, “Adonai, open my lips that my mouth may declare Your praise.” Preparation, forming an intention and seeing that intention through are the essential tenets of Jewish prayer. We shouldn’t enter the sanctuary hastily or without reverence. We shouldn’t utter sacred words without having entered sacred “headspace.” And so it is with our High Holy Day season. We don’t go skidding into it like a runner trying to steal second base. We prepare. We are entering the month of Elul, the sixth month of our Jewish calendar and the one that precedes Rosh HaShanah. This month is a month dedicated to spiritual preparation. Tradition gives us little reminders that we are approaching a sacred time. We sound the shofar daily. We utter words from Psalm 27, that read, “One thing have I asked of Adonai, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of God all the days of my life, to behold the graciousness of God, and to visit early in God’s

temple.” The words of this psalm not only try to get us into a particular headspace for the holidays, they get us into a different, loving, accepting “heartspace” too. Like any accountant or sous chef knows, good preparation makes all the difference when it comes down to the work itself. And so it is with preparing for the High Holy Days. It is work of the heart. To fully appreciate the spiritual “work” that we will do throughout our holidays, we must do the work of the heart in the month of Elul. We must account for when our hearts were open and when they were closed. We must account for when our hearts bled and when they were stone. We must acknowledge when our hearts burst with love or broke in pain. It is the work of the heart that prepares us for the work of the spirit, for it is the heart that feeds the breath. It is the heart that acts as a bridge from the physical world to the world beyond. During the 29 days of Elul, I invite you to open your hearts. Make an emotional investment in your High Holy Days. Listen to your heart. Do the work. Your preparation will pay off in a meaningful, satisfying season of repentance and renewal, of struggle and peace. I look forward to taking the journey with you. L’Shalom, Beth

Rabbi Emeritus Philip Kranz to be Honored for 36 Years at Temple Sinai8

Temple Sinai will gather for a special Kabbalat Panim and Oneg Shabbat on September 16 to honor our beloved Rabbi Emeritus Philip Kranz for his 36 years of devotion and service to our congregational community. During his 45 years in the rabbinate, Rabbi Kranz has been a dedicated teacher, counselor and spiritual guide. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Friday, September 16, 2016 5:30 pm Kabbalat Panim 6:30 pm Shabbat Services Special Oneg immediately following services Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:30 am Light Breakfast 9:00 am Torah study led by Rabbi Kranz

Please join us for a double chai tribute celebrating Rabbi Kranz's 36 years at Temple Sinai and a special Torah Study on September 17 led by Rabbi Kranz. Please RSVP online for this historic occasion.


2016 High Holy Days

Selichot | Saturday, September 24 5:00 pm Hors D’oeuvres & Wine 6:00 pm Dinner 6:45 pm Speaker - Rabbi Samantha Shabman 8:00 pm Selichot Service Erev Rosh HaShanah | Sunday, October 2 6:00 pm Congregational Dinner 8:00 pm Erev Rosh HaShanah Service  Rosh HaShanah Day I | Monday, October 3 9:00 am Service I  Youth Program I Junior Congregation I 12:00 pm Family Service 1:30 pm Service II  Youth Program II Junior Congregation II Rosh HaShanah Day II | Tuesday, October 4 9:00 am Morning Service  12:00 pm Tashlich Service

2016 High Holy Days Schedule Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur | Tuesday, October 11 6:00 pm Service I  9:00 pm Service II  Yom Kippur Day | Wednesday, October 12 9:00 am Service I  Youth Program I Junior Congregation I 11:30 am Dialogue with the Clergy Teen Dialogue 1:00 pm Service II  Youth Program II Junior Congregation II Afternoon Learning 3:30 pm Mind-Body-Spirit Renewal Service  Afternoon Service  5:00 pm Yizkor (Memorial Service) and Neilah (Concluding Service)  Sukkot | Sunday, October 17 10:00 am Sukkot Service  11:15 am Brunch n’ Learn

Special Services | Sunday, October 9 9:00 am Cemetery Memorial Service at Crestlawn Memorial Park 10:00 am Cemetery Memorial Service at Arlington Memorial Park 10:00 am Family Tashlich Service and Picnic at Morgan Falls Park

Simchat Torah | Monday, October 23 5:30 pm Simchat Torah Dinner 6:30 pm Simchat Torah Service Sh’mini Atzeret | Monday, October 24 10:00 am Morning Service (Including Yizkor prayers) 

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Upcoming High Holy Days Deadlines

Your Journey. Your Home.

Don’t miss these important dates! More information and registration forms for each can be found on our website at


September 6 Yizkor book submission deadline *Please note, a minimum $18 per name is suggested for the Yizkor book, not required. September 16 RSVP Deadline for Selichot Dinner September 18 Deadline to register for High Holy Days youth programs and babysitting September 24 RSVP deadline for Erev Rosh HaShanah dinner

New Parking Plan for the High Holy Days

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There will not be open parking in the Sinai lot. Parking at the Temple Sinai lot will only be available to congregants who are wheelchair or walker-bound or have mobility challenges AND who request a Special Assistance Parking Pass in advance.

2016 High Holy Days

In response to significant congregational feedback, we are piloting a new initiative to enhance the parking and traffic flow within our parking lot throughout the High Holy Days.

Buses will unload/load at new locations on the side of the building to ease congestion. Information is included on the parking map that will be mailed with your tickets. There will be a dedicated drop off/pick up location at Temple Sinai for congregants/guests who may need it.

Be a hero – serve on the usher corps How can you help?

It takes a team of volunteers to help support the High Holy Days and we need your help! Ushers are responsible for checking tickets, helping in our lobbies, expediting the loading of our buses, helping in the satellite parking lots, assisting congregants with finding seats, supporting the youth program and much more. Contact Shelly Dresdner at for more information and to volunteer.

Polish Torah Ornaments

High Holy Days Food Drive: Fill a Bag, Feed a Family!

This year, Temple Sinai is excited to partner with Second Helpings Atlanta to collect donations for the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs. Your donation of food and/or toiletries will ensure the year begins with blessings for so many in our community. How to donate: Donation bags will be available at Temple Sinai on Rosh HaShanah and throughout the entire month of October. Grab a bag (or 2 or 3!), fill it with suggested food items and toiletries, and return it to the temple. If you are able to volunteer for the High Holy Days Food Drive, contact Simie Faskowitz at

Questions? Visit our website for more information or call 404-252-3073. | 404 . 252 . 3073

September 19-21, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Congregants are needed to help polish our silver Torah ornaments as we prepare for the Holy Days. Email ljanko@ if you are available to help.


Board of Trustees Message | Jeff Kerker Vice President (Ritual) One of the main directives of the Ritual Committee is to help augment both the energy and participation of our spiritual programming within the Temple Sinai community.

We welcome the opportunity to accommodate anyone who wants to become more actively invested in adding value to our Temple Sinai community. Therefore, if you have the time and interest in participating in the Ritual Committee, please feel free to reach out to me.

One of the primary assets at Temple Sinai is, of course, our rabbinate. They bring energy, intellect and passion to our congregation. It is the Ritual Committee’s hope that the significant value our Rabbis bring to our Temple Sinai experience will continue to motivate congregants to become involved and remain engaged.

I was reminded that we are now entering the month of Elul, which is a time of spiritual reflection in preparation for the High Holy Days. Please join us on September 24th for the Selichot service. The evening will begin at 5:00 pm with hors’ d’oeuvres and wine, followed by dinner. After dinner, the newest addition to our rabbinate, Rabbi Sam Shabman will help us explore the themes of the High Holy Days. The evening will conclude with a candlelit Selichot Service. I look forward to seeing everyone for this meaningful evening.

An example of that involvement is joining one of Temple Sinai’s standing committees. Similar to the other committees within the Temple Sinai community, the Ritual Committee consists of very passionate and committed people.

Please take a moment to pay special attention to our High Holy Days Bulletin that includes important information including our new parking initiative during the High Holy Days. | 404 . 252 . 3073

Women's Retreat, Registration Now Available


Sunday, November 6 - Monday, November 7 The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Come meet and help us welcome our newest rabbi, Sam Shabman, at the Temple Sinai Women's Retreat! The day and a half retreat will be filled with plenty of learning, schmoozing, and bonding with Beth Schafer and Rabbi Sam Shabman and your fellow Sinai ladies. Spots are filling up fast, so don't miss your chance to particpate in our delightful event!

Thank You to Our Women's Retreat Sponsors


Brotherhood Upcoming Events

Brunch Speaker Series featuring Atlanta Mayoral candidate Peter Aman8 Sunday, September 25, 9:30 am (open to all) Brotherhood is excited to welcome Atlanta Mayoral candidate and Temple Sinai member Peter Aman to our first brunch of the year. Peter, a former partner at Bain & Company, most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of the City of Atlanta under Mayor Kasim Reed. Peter’s comments about his vision for Atlanta and the city’s important relationships with its surrounding communities (like Sandy Springs) will begin at 10:00 am. This event is free, but online registration is required.

Please join Brotherhood by paying your Annual Brotherhood Dues This is going to be ANOTHER year full of fun events for Temple Sinai Brotherhood. Co-chairs Josh Tolchin and Jason Karlin have put together a full slate of activities that you will not want to miss! A few highlights for the 2016-17 calendar include: October 19 - Happy Hour and Heirloom BBQ in the Sukkah November 10 - Brotherhood Bowling December 15 - Texas Hold’em Poker Tourney March 16 - March Madness Basketball and Billiards March 30 - Sinai Men’s Steakhouse Seder Brotherhood is open to all adult male members of Temple Sinai and is a great way to expand your Sinai friendships. Dues are $50 for the year which include some free programs and substantial discounts on others. New members of Temple Sinai get free membership in Brotherhood for their first year.

Sisterhood/Neshamot & Brotherhood

Men’s Night Out - Brotherhood’s Fall 2016 Kick-off 8 Monday, September 12, 6:00 pm GA Chapter Room Don’t miss our annual kick-off event! The GA Chapter Room is a speakeasy-style bar with lots of TVs, comfortable leather chairs, a full open bar, and Taco Mac’s best dishes. Come watch the Monday Night Football doubleheader with a bar full of your Sinai friends. Open to Sinai congregants only. $10 for Brotherhood members, $30 for non-members. Please RSVP. The GA Chapter Room is located adjacent to Taco Mac in the Prado.

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Sisterhood/Neshamot Upcoming Events

We’re not your mother’s Sisterhood! Come kick off the year with Sisterhood at this fun tasting! We will be trying different bourbons and enjoying fantastic appetizers. If you don't like Borbon there will be wine and soft drinks as well. Bring a friend and come see what we are all about. Rosh Chodesh: Musical Storytelling 8 Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm Spend an evening with Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair, Beth Schafer, and learn how she has told stories of Jewish life through her 20 year songwriting career as a contemporary Jewish artist.

Rosh Chodesh: Zman Simchateynu, The Season of Our Joy: In The Sukkah8 Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm Sukkot is commonly referred in Jewish prayer and literature as Z'man Simchateinu, the Season of our Rejoicing. What does it mean to be told that we are “supposed to be joyous” during a certain season? We will study the concept of happiness and the search for joy and fulfillment in our tradition and in our own lives. Save the Date for Upcoming 2016-2017 Sisterhood Events! Sunday, January 22, 2017 Fitness/Health/Nutrition Happening Sunday, March 26, 2017 Top Chef: Anything Matzah Cook Off Sunday, May 7, 2017 Fantastic closing event | 404 . 252 . 3073

Kick Off Event: Bourbon Tasting 8 Sunday, September 11, 7:00 pm Local Three - 3290 Northside Parkway Atlanta, GA 30327


Adult Education

Wednesday September 28, 7:30pm, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama by Dennis Ross

Israel Book Series with Rabbi Brad Levenberg Study guide available online Wednesday September 14, 7:30 pm My Promised Land by Ari Shavit Unquestionably one of the more compelling - and controversial - books covering Israel today, we will spend the first session of the mini-series discussing the hypothesis and processing the conclusions of Mr. Shavit. Wednesday September 21, 7:30 pm Ally: My Journey Across the America - Israel Divide by Michael Oren Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren presents a frank and behind-the-scenes exploration of the relationship between the United States and Israel, using the crucial years of 2009-2013 as his test case. This second session will help us understand more fully the current events between the President and the Prime Minister...and how we can glimpse behind the headlines for a closer look. New from 92nd Street Y Live simulcasts from the 92nd Street Y lectures are now available to stream on demand for the public! Visit to see a full selection of lectures. Contact Lynn Saperstein at with any questions.

Special Envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross has been at the forefront of conversations regarding the U.S./ Israel relationship. In his text, he unpacks the lessons learned, missed, and forgotten, as we try to understand the complex relationship between our two homelands. This final session will explore the themes of the book and highlight differences in approaches from the Oval Office toward Israel. Sunday Morning Learning 10:00 am, PNK Learning Center The Sunday Morning Learning program is a new initiative aimed at providing meaningful learning opportunities to all adults in our community on Sunday mornings. The topics are varied, the presenters are all phenomenal, and the conversation will be lively. September 11: Trends in Interfaith with Rabbi Malka Packer September 18: Songs of Faith and Healing with Beth Schafer September 25: Brotherhood Brunch with Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Peter Aman

Travel to Israel with Rabbi Ron Segal - June 2017

Your Journey. Your Home.

We are excited to announce our next, exciting congregational family trip to Israel!


Traveling to Israel with fellow Temple Sinai members, families and your rabbi is truly one of the most incredible, memory-making experiences and journeys one could hope to have. Expert guides, educational experiences and fun activities tailored for travelers of all ages, a profoundly special B’nai Mitzvah service, amazing architectural highlights, spiritually rich and moving places and moments, old and new friendships… all of this and more will be shared in Israel, our Jewish homeland! Whether you’ve never been to Israel before, haven’t been in decades, or visited recently and now want to experience Israel with family and close friends, Sinai’s trip to Israel is for you. I encourage you to join me next summer - June 3-13, 2017 – for an amazing and memorable journey! Contact Rachel Deline for questions and more information at

Upcoming Gallery Tours 8 Thursday, September 15 12:00 pm Anis Cafe and Bistro 2:00 pm Lumiere Gallery Lumiere has one of the largest selections of collectible photographic prints in the country. We will be viewing the street photography of Vivian Maier. For those who wish to carpool, we will meet at 11:30 am at Regions Bank (Roswell Road and Abernathy). There is a fee of $5.00 to carpool. RSVP by Friday, September 9th to Andy Steinman at or (404) 406-4650. Thursday, October 6 12:00 pm Luna's Restaurant, Gainesville, GA 2:00 pm Manhattan Gallery View Manhattan Gallery's permanent collection of 6,000 works of art consisting of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and textiles by renowned artists. Afterwards drive to the Sellars Gallery to view the drawings and sculptures of contemporary artist Hannah Israel, a professor and gallery director at Columbus State University. For those who wish to carpool, we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Regions Bank (Roswell Road and Abernathy). There is a fee of $5.00 to carpool. RSVP after Thursday, September 15 to Andy Steinman at or (404) 406-4650.

Calling all Veterans In preparation for our Shabbat Honoring Veterans in November, we are updating our datadase. If you are a veteran, please let us know! Visit tsveterans so that we can properly honor you in our service. NEW! Temple Sinai Game Room Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm We are excited to announce the Temple Sinai Game Room. This room will be available during specific hours for those congregants who wish to play Mah jongg, Canasta or any other card game. Classroom #176 will be set up with multiple card tables and chairs during the above hours for groups that wish to use Temple Sinai for their regular games. ROMEO Club 8 Tuesday, September 13th 1:00 pm Hammock’s Trading Co. Join the retired men of the ROMEO club for great food, interesting conversation and lots of fun. Contact Charlie Stark for more information and to RSVP at Melton: From Sinai to Seinfeld: The History of Jewish Humor8 Tuesdays beginning September 13 10:00 am Instructor: Rabbi Phil Kranz The history of Jewish Humor - analyze and interpret the concerns, styles, rhythms and values of Jewish people using comedy as text. Visit the Temple Sinai website to register or for more information.

Thursday, September 8, 5:00 pm The Temple in Midtown, 1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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We hope that you will join our clergy as we engage in a discussion about the role of our faith and tolerance in our society. Guest speakers will be Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Scholar-In-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and Dr. Paul Wolpe, Director of Emory University’s Center for Ethics. This event is free, but registration is required. Temple Sinai representatives to this commitee are Past-President Stephen M. Berman and Tobyanne Sidman. Please visit events/repairing-world-responsibility-tolerance/ to register and for more information. | 404 . 252 . 3073

The Archdiocese of Atlanta and American Jewish Committee (AJC) Atlanta Regional Office presents, “Repairing The World: Our Responsibility for Tolerance”

The Archdiocese of Atlanta and American Jewish Committee

Adult Programs

Adult Beginning Hebrew Learn the Hebrew Alef-bet. Read Prayers in Hebrew. Become a more active participant in services. Keep up with your kids and grandkids. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is necessary! For more information, please contact Sharon Fagin at


Temple Sinai Preschool & Young Families

Temple Sinai Preschool Celebrates its 30th Year Message from Jamah Maman Preschool Director The 2016-2017 school year will mark the 30th year of the Temple Sinai Preschool! In 1986, with just two teachers and seven students, a two day a week preschool was started in the Temple Sinai Library. By January of that year, the students had more than doubled and the Temple Sinai Preschool was well on its way to becoming a leader in the Atlanta preschool community. The original goal of the preschool was “To develop an awareness and pride in the rich heritage of Jewish living in each child while in a constructive environment where his/her talents and needs as an individual are recognized and his/her potential realized”. Although the preschool building has changed, technology has been updated, and unique enrichment opportunities have been added, the goal of the program has remained the same. As it was in 1986, “it is our hope that the preschool will continue to be an asset to Temple Sinai, a service to the Jewish community, and a stimulating and caring environment for the children,” for at least 30 more years to come. On behalf of the entire preschool staff, we would like to thank you for your partnership and support to help make our 30th year the best year yet at the Temple Sinai Preschool!

Your Journey. Your Home.

Save the date for a special Shabbat honoring the Preschool, current and former preschool staff, preschool students and alumni, and our founding director on February 3, 2017.


Shabbat Story Time and Play Date Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am Preschool Playground Join us for our first Tot Story Time! Come hear a story read by one of our rabbis and get to know other Temple Sinai families. Enjoy activities and a fun play date afterwards. We can’t wait to see you!

Moms & Tots: Pizza, Popsicles and Playground8 Saturday, September 10th, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Moms, bring your little ones to the Temple Sinai playground for a fun play date, mom chat, pizza, popsicles and more! The cost is $10 per family. Please RSVP online.

Note From Emily Cohen Director of Youth Education (translation from What is our destination and how are we getting there? The destination I envision is a congregation full of children and families who love Jewish life, who find joy in Jewish learning, and who feel the love and support of both our Sinai community and of Am Yisrael, the Jewish People. The first step in getting there is to build relationships! I look forward to partnering with parents, our religious school faculty, the clergy and staff team, and the rest of the community as we navigate this journey. To that end, I hope you will call, email, or stop by the office to introduce yourself, ask questions, or just say hello! I cannot wait to see where this wild ride leads. May we reach our destination in peace, in joy, and in community.

Youth Education

I am so excited for this year of Temple Sinai Religious School! Since my husband Brent and I moved to Atlanta this summer and have been welcomed so warmly into the community, I’ve been thinking about Tefillat HaDerech, the Traveler’s Prayer. While you traditionally say this blessing as you begin a physical trip, it also fits beautifully as you begin a metaphorical journey. As this new school year begins, the first few lines of the Traveler’s Prayer seem to express so beautifully the hope and opportunity this school year brings: May it be Your will, our God and God of our ancestors, that You lead us in peace and help us reach our destination safely, joyfully and peacefully.

Welcome Back from Camp and Family Shabbat Friday, September 9, 6:30 pm Students in grades K-6 are invited to join us for a fun family Shabbat service and camp reunion. If you went to any Jewish camp this summer, join us for a fun, camp-themed Shabbat. Dont forget to wear your camp t-shirt! | 404 . 252 . 3073


Temple Sinai to host NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah

Teens @ Sinai

November 4-6, 2016! NFTY-SAR is the North American Federation of Temple Youth – Southern Area Region Our 9th-12th grade youth group (SCRUFY) will plan and run this weekend-long event for over 300 teenagers from all over the South. Our teens are excited about this leadership opportunity. The weekend will be filled with social action, education, Jewish values, and social programming and in order to have a successful event WE NEED YOUR HELP! Hosting a regional event is truly a congregational undertaking. There are many ways for all of our members to get involved and support the Temple Sinai teens!

We Need Your Help !

Your Journey. Your Home.

1. Housing Teens: We will provide home hospitality to over 300 Jewish teens during the weekend. As a host family you will have an opportunity to experience this exceptional weekend from a unique vantage point, through the eyes of the teens engaged in the program. You do not need to have a teen attending the event to host teens! Host families are responsible for providing a few meals, snacks, and transporting the teens to and from the event. You can decide how many teens you would be comfortable hosting (the minimum is 3), you must have enough seatbelts to safely transport the teens – drivers must be 21 years of age or older. All participants will bring sleeping bags and do not expect to sleep in beds; in many cases they prefer sleeping all together “slumber party style” on the floor. 2. Volunteering Time: Throughout the weekend we will need adult volunteers to help organize supplies, set up programs, serve food, decorate Sinai, run errands, and much more! This is an incredible opportunity for congregants to get to see the behind-the-scenes work our teens are doing. 3. Spread the Word: Even if you are unable to host teens and/or volunteer your time, we still need your help recruiting your friends. Every member of Temple Sinai can have a positive impact on this important and meaningful event. Please help us in promoting this event to our teens and also recruit volunteers and host families!


We look forward to this incredible weekend; both Temple Sinai and NFTY-SAR are certain to benefit from this dynamic partnership. Please contact Molly Okun, Director of Youth and Teen Engagement, or 404-2523073 if you are able to help in any way or would like more information! Thank you for supporting our teens during this incredible event.

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August B'nei Mitzvah

August B'nei Mitzvah Ceremonies Anna Bauman: Daughter of Debbie & Andy Bauman The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is an organization our family has supported for many years, so when it came time for Anna to decide on a T.A.G project, she was happy to help them out again. Based here in Sandy Springs, the CAC provides short-term, emergency assistance to individuals and families experiencing crisis resulting from unexpected situations such as job loss, illness, medical emergency or other family disruptions. During the summer months, CAC’s summer lunch program fills an important role in providing meals to children who ordinarily depend on receiving free lunch while school is in session. Lunch bag kits are provided containing a jar of peanut butter along with several other food items.

Your Journey. Your Home.

Anna spent two Saturdays at the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market where she collected donations for CAC. As a result, she was able to provide 225 jars of peanut butter to the CAC to be used in the summer lunch bags! She also collected gently used clothes, shoes and toys to donate as well. Anna also spent time volunteering at CAC’s thrift store, where the donated clothing is processed. She spent some time in the back, preparing the clothes and pricing them before they were placed on the floor to be sold. Anna is very grateful to all who supported her and the CAC.


For more information on CAC and how you can help, please visit

Valerie Goldman: Daughter of Jill & Jason Goldman Valerie is very creative and has always loved stories. Within our family, we have emphasized the importance of reading and learning. For her service project, Valerie chose to do a “Milk and Bookies” Book Collection. Milk and Bookies is an organization based in California that helps spread the love of reading nationwide to those who can't afford books of their own. The Milk and Bookies organization helps put books into the hands of thousands of children locally through local charities. Valerie collected both new and used books to donate to a local charity with the help of Milk and Bookies. In addition to her book drive, Valerie volunteered her time reading to children of different ages in a school setting. She spent many hours reading to Preschool-age children at a local school. Valerie is very passionate about helping children develop a love of reading since books inspire imagination and creativity. Justin Kaufman: Son of Nancy & Mark Kaufman Justin has been fascinated by vintage technology since he was four years old. Justin's intrigue guided him to explore the hardware aspect of technology to learn how technology has evolved over time. Throughout this past year, Justin’s passion has enabled him to spend countless volunteer hours assisting neighbors and friends to troubleshoot improper functioning technology and proper recycling of unwanted technology. Justin recently donated a truckload of computer parts for recycling. Justin has always had a desire to help children. For Justin’s Chesed Project, he partnered with ORT to raise much needed funds for the Hodayot school in Israel. These funds will be used to add technology in the form of computer tablets in the classroom. This school is for teens who are underprivileged or homeless and desire an education and a warm bed to sleep in each night. Justin wants to give them the opportunity to have technology to realize that they can be successful in life.

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Sabrina Leftoff: Daughter of Benjamin Rose: Son of Amy & Marc Leftoff Nicole Armentrout and Sabrina decided to spend time in Mike Rose different areas of the community for her T.A.G. Benjamin participated in project. With a fond appreciation a Clinton Foundation Day for volunteering and visiting the of Action on June 11th. Jewish Home she decided to Hundreds of volunteers volunteer at Berman Commons. showed up to help the Working with her former city of Atlanta with the preschool teacher, Sabrina visitDay of Action to promote ed, played Bingo, and spent time food access and security. with the residents, which proved to be especially meaningful. They served the community at several sites including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Covenant House Next Sabrina volunteered with Kate’s Club, a support orgaGeorgia, Open Hand Atlanta, Maynard Jackson High nization that empowers youth facing life after the death of a School and Thomasville Recreation Center. parent or sibling. She was touched interacting with these kids, who are arguably going through the most painful time in their Benjamin’s assignment was to help with an urban lives. This was her first introduction to such an organic farm near downtown Atlanta in the West organization and it was a truly impactful and shaping End. The facility is called Truly Living Well. Their experience. mission is to promote healthy living and food in an urban environment. A major urban issue is not Sabrina was thrilled to volunteer as a Jr. Counselor at the having healthy locally grown food at affordable prices. preschool where she grew up. She loved helping the Truly Living Well farming in the inner city provides teachers (many who had been her own teachers), playing healthy food for the community. with the kids, assisting with art projects and participating with many other fun preschool activities. Benjamin helped pull weeds to allow the plants to Following these meaningful experiences, Sabrina looks grow and assisted with other projects such as movforward to her continued participation improving the qualing farm equipment to the right places. Local urban ity of people’s lives through interaction, being a support to farming is not an issue that Benjamin was aware of, others in times of need or just being of general assistance to so this was an especially unique experience to learn those who make up her remarkable community. about while participating in helping an Atlanta community. He also honed his teamwork skills while enjoying working with many other volunteers in the Liza Miller: Daughter of Marci & collaborative project. He received a great lesson in the Stephen Miller importance of community and servicing others. An Liza dedicated time for her T.A.G. interesting surprise in this experience, too, was that project to volunteering for both Benjamin learned that high profile Atlanta political the Atlanta Food Bank and the leaders and celebrities also take the time to invest Community Assistance Center and give back to the community. He met and had his (CAC) in Sandy Springs. At the picture taken with one of his favorite football players, Atlanta Food Bank, she and some Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He also spent friends helped put together bags time with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with movie of food for needy families. At star and performance artist Tyrese Gibson. CAC, Liza volunteered at their At first Benjamin was a little concerned about giving thrift store and assembled back up his Saturday. But he learned that helping in the packs filled with school supplies for children in need. In community can be fun along with doing some hard addition, she helped distribute the back packs to local famwork. He took away a different perspective and very ilies. CAC serves residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody positive feeling about the whole experience, which communities who are experiencing an unexpected financial will lead to an increased motivation to do more and crisis such as job loss or reduction of wages; high medical ex- give back throughout his life. penses, family separation or illness. In addition, Liza collected canned food to be donated to the pantry.


The listings below are the Sinai Family Updates shared with us. Get “real-time” updates on our Sinai Family every Thursday evening in the weekly “From Shabbat to Shabbat” e-blast.

Mazel Tov to… Sydney Barron and Adam Josephson on their wedding. Ted Frankel on his 85th birthday. Gail & Cary Gavant on the marriage of their daughter, Kelli Gavant, to Roy Harran. Joyce Kaplan on her 75th birthday. Beverly Zoblotsky on her 75th birthday.

Condolences to… Rachel Abt on the death of her aunt, Erica Rukin. Myles and Debbie Cohen on the death of their son, Jared Cohen. Michael Friedman & Marty Friedman on the death of their mother, Frances Goodman. Condolences also to grandchildren Marci Suddeth, Elliot Friedman, and Scott Friedman as well. Stephanie Ramsey on the death of her father, David Ramsey. Tobi Lyons on the death of her mother, Arlene "Lenni" Gerson.

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Contributions | July 2016

Arlene & Bruce Turry Programming Endowment in honor of Suzanne Turry's Birthday in memory of Shirley Wunderlich Hon. Harold C. Abramson Candy & Stephen Berman Leadership Development in honor of the special birthday of Ms. Beverly Zoblotsky in memory of Dr. Samuel L. Gordon Cantor Sid Gottler Music Endowment in memory of Harry David Weinstein Minna Goldsmith Chesed fund in memory of Jared Cohen Cultural Arts Special Fund in memory of Yetta Talpins Franklin Benamy Deitch Family Library Resource Endowment in memory of Anna Deitch

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Beth Schafer Discretionary Fund in memory of Lillian Zitter


Ellyse & Warren Zindler -Preschool Technology Fund in memory of Mickey Benamy Ike Habif Lenny Greenstein General Endowment in honor of Tobyanne Sidman's Birthday Gerzon Parzen Holocaust Endowment in memory of Leo Steg Harvey White Teen Endowment in memory of Isaac Kanarish

Hineni - Accessibility and Inclusivity Fund in memory of Abraham L. Postman Frances Vaughn George Stern Kesher Special Fund in honor of Evelyn Levine's Birthday Irv and Ann Schoenberg's 60th Wedding Anniversary Rabbi Perry in memory of Daniel Kern David Ramsey Effie Goldstein Eugene Wypyski George Stern Henry R. Bauer, Sr. Jack Brill Jared Cohen Judith Greenfield Milton Chetlin Sam Loeb praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Dr. Richard Pinsky Kranz Institute for Jewish Learning Endowment in memory of Clarence Shapiro Jerome Shaffer to thank Sharon, Carol and Lisa Price Lil Weinberg Transportation Endowment in memory of Ike Krick Etta Krick Irwin Krick Ben Levitt Leon Levitt Harris Levin Operating Enhancement Special Fund in honor of Cindy Gibbs' Bat Mitzvah Rabbi Elana Perry Tobyanne Sidman's 75th Birthday Viki and Paul Freeman in memory of Louise Sidman Jared David Cohen Michael Weinstock

Mickey Benamy Philip Rappaport Richard Stern praying for Refuah Sh'laymah for Cary Rodin David Minkin Philanthropic/Social Action Special Fund in honor of the engagement of Andrew Labovitz in memory of Bernard Gouss PNK Learning Center Special Fund in memory of Barbara L. Cohen Phillip Felger Prayer Book Special Fund in memory of Samuel L. Gordon Pre-School Fund in memory of Dr. Samuel Gordon Sara Piha Edith Schiff Olga Franco Rabbi Levenberg Discretionary Fund in honor of Cathy Gottlieb's Bat Mitzvah Rabbi Brad Levenberg the Bat Mitzvah of Cindy Gibbs the Berit Mila of Amos Nygren Adler in memory of Bernard Davidow Herbert Michael Zoghby Margaret Altshul Wallace Davidow Rabbi Segal Discretionary Fund in gratitude of Rabbi Ron Segal for Holland Smith's Baby Naming in honor of Genna Cohen Holland Avery Smith in celebration of her Baby Naming Jack Dana's Bar Mitzvah in memory of Finn Dana Beverly Hilowitz Gyl Grinberg's Father

Henrietta Rosen Jakie Pepper Joanne Kerker Katalin Haffner Scott Blonder Shirlee Gilbert Sylvia Neuhaus

Stanley & Shirley Cohen Bldg & Grounds Endowment in memory of Fanny Meilser Louis Cohen Sarah Raider Cohen Zachary Raider Cohen

Rose & Marvin Sugarman Library Endowment in memory of Rose Caroline Sugarman

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Second Helpings Special Fund in memory of Bernice Spector Dr. Gordon Jesse Rolnick Iven Rolnick Barbara Blye Sheri Libby's Father Shomrei Adamah Green Fund in memory of Jared Cohen

Steven Eichel Jewish Law Library Endowment in memory of Jack Lichtenstein Susan & Howard Rothman Adult Program Endowment in memory of Rose Rothman Taylor & Greenberg Religious School Scholarship Endowment in honor of the anniversary of Arlene and David Taylor the anniversary of Traci and Danny Greenberg

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Who by Fire, Who by Water: Un’Taneh Tokef. The prayer containing the words “who by fire, who by water” is one of the most challenging and controversial in all of the High Holy Days liturgy. In this book, edited by Lawrence A. Hoffman, over forty contributors from various parts of the world and all major Jewish denominations explore the origins of this prayer, who wrote it and why, and what meaning it has for us today.

If you are interested in enriching your observance of the High Holy Days this year, you may want to stop by the Rabbi Philip N. Kranz Learning Center to check out some books pertaining to Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. The Learning Center’s collection covers many High Holy Days topics, from books that explain the origins and customs of the holidays for adults and Waiting for Rain: Reflections at the Turning of the Year children, to cookbooks with delicious holiday recipes, to those intended to inspire deeper spiritual reflection. is a collection of essays written by biblical scholar Bryna Jocheved Levy based on a series of lectures she gave to the Women’s Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem. Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Fall Holidays. This The author offers fresh insights on the biblical and book by Rabbi Paul Steinberg was named a 2007 liturgical readings for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. National Jewish Book Award Runner Up. The book She explores a variety of intriguing issues, such as our covers the history and origin of the Holy Days and connectedness with others, confronting evil, faith and the customs of celebrating the Holy Days, as well as doubt, sin and atonement and the efficacy of prayer. an explanation of their significance to us in modern times. It also contains a section of meditative reading Inviting God In: Celebrating the Soul. Rabbi David designed to make the Holy Days more personally Aaron examines nine holidays throughout the year and significant to the reader. explores the deeper meaning behind each holiday. He applies a unique theme to each holiday, for example, Rosh Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, one of the co-authors of HaShanah is about accountability and Yom Kippur is about Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul is the editor of Rosh Hashanah Readings and Yom Kippur Readings. These compassion and forgiveness, and reaches the conclusion that each holiday is evidence of God’s love for us. two books are an anthology of writings by a wide range of Jewish scholars which attempt to bridge the gap between ancient biblical writings and the meanings that pertain to the spiritual life of modern Jews. The writings are informative, uplifting and short, making them great for reading aloud in groups for discussion.

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Thank you to the following members for renewing their membership to the Library Guild: David and Stacey Epstein Barbara and Bill Klineman For more information about the Learning Center programs please call Librarian Adelle Salmenson, 404.252.3073 ext.320

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Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, September 21, 3:00 - 8:00 pm We need your help! Please consider giving blood during this crtical time. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Save time and visit to sign-up.

Social Action Sunday 8 Sunday, September 18, 11:30 am Join us for the first Social Action Sunday of the year! We will be painting stones for the Crestlawn and Arlington Cemeteries. Historically, Temple Sinai has taken the lead on beautifying the cemetery and offering colorful stones for those who are visiting a gravesite. We will also make sandwiches for those who are hungry. Volunteers are needed! Please RSVP online and join us.

Food Rescue: Be Part of Something Big Reaping the Rewards of Retirement

Arlene Katz appreciates not having to look at a clock; it’s one of many rewards she enjoys after retiring from her 25-year career in real estate. Now that she has more time to devote to her family, she has renewed gratitude for the important things in life.

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Join Temple Sinai and other organizations across the city to build a home for Habitat for Humanity. The remaining build dates are:

The cost is $25 per person for Brotherhood and Sisterhood members and $50 per person for all other members. Thank you to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood for their sponsorship. Please contact Philip Karlick at 404.434.6284 for more information. RSVP online. Monthly Collections In September we will be collecting clothing. This initiative is spearheaded by our teens who went to Nicaragua and witnessed the poor conditions in the country. New and gently used child, teen and adult clothing will be collected in the Temple Sinai lobby all month.

Arlene loves SHA’s extraordinary commitment to fighting hunger and reducing food waste, and she is inspired by the ability each one of us has to feed people right here in metro Atlanta. “It’s so easy to do, takes very little time, and anyone can do it. We all have our role to play; the beauty is knowing which role is proper for each of us!” she expresses beautifully.

Having spent countless hours volunteering at schools, synagogues, and organizations in her youth, Arlene was burned out. Her attention was focused on raising her kids To volunteer with SHA and reap the rewards of giving and building a career. After retirement, though, her out- back, please contact Laura Labovitz at look changed; she had renewed energy to volunteer and make a difference. Heeding a call to “Do Something,” Arlene volunteered to drive for Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA), rescuing food from Sprouts at Peachtree Corners and delivering it to UHope. She quickly learned how easy and beneficial it was and really enjoys meeting people along the way. She jumps at the chance to fill in for other drivers when there’s a need, and is grateful to be helping people in her community. Arlene Katz volunteering | 404 . 252 . 3073

Arlene feels very blessed with life and her ability to give back, and SHA feels blessed to have wonderful, caring and committed volunteers like Arlene.


Welcome New Staff! Jaimee Boettcher Director of Membership Engagement We are excited for Jaimee Boettcher to join our team as the new Director of Membership Engagement. Jaimee grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Atlanta in 2002. She was the Development Director for Camp Coleman from 2009-2016 and before that served in many different roles for several synagogues. Her life and career have always been focused on the Jewish community and it continues to be the essence of who she is. Jaimee has two grown boys, Max and Charlie. She could not possibly be more excited to join the Temple Sinai team.

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Jenny Gay, LMSW, a Geriatric Care Manager with Aviv Older Adult Services, graduated from Tulane School of Social Work and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Georgia. Her commitment to the aging process was inspired by her grandmother as she witnessed the good, bad and ugly parts of the aging infrastructure in our society and was motivated to be a part of positive change. She has worked with the Council on Aging in Asheville, NC, with Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina, and has extensive memory care training as well as hospice experience. Her expertise is equal to her passion for older adult care.


Q: Jenny, at what point does an elder and/or family member know when it is time to consult a geriatric care manager?


Subtle or obvious changes in daily life provide signs that a professional guide with the aging process is needed. When routine activities change… like getting lost driving to a familiar store, keys cannot be located, or car cannot be found in the parking lot… a professional perspective is in order. A more obvious sign presents if your loved one has a fall, followed by a hospital stay and then caring for that person upon returning home. Life can turn upside down in the blink of an eye and the professional supports needed to regain balance are difficult to navigate. We are often called a life-line for safety, stability and emotional grounding.

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5:45pmKabbalat Panim/ Oneg; Shabbat Meditation 6:30pm - Shabbat Service

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 10:30 - Bnai Mitzvah Ceremony







Labor Day

10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 4:45 pm - Hebrew School

1 pm -Temple Sinai Game Room 6:30pm - Teen Wednesday Night Program, Teen Lounge

12 pm - Gallery Tour (away)

5:45pm Kabbalat Panim/ Oneg, Shabbat Meditation 6:30pm - Family Shabbat Service and Camp Reunion, Shabbat Service

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 10:30am - Bnai Mitzvah Ceremony 11:30am - Moms and Tots 6 pm - SCRUFY

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9:30am - Religious School, Confirmation 10 am - Sunday Morning Learning

6 pm - Brotherhood Kickoff Event (away)

10 am - Melton class 10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 1 pm - ROMEO Club (away) 4:45 pm - Hebrew School

1 pm - Temple Sinai Game Room 7 pm -Preschool Curriculum Night 7:30 pm - Israel Book Miniseries with Rabbi Brad

12 pm - Gallery Tour (away)

5:30pm - Kabbalat Panim/Oneg 5:45pm Shabbat Meditation 6:30pm - Shabbat Service 7:30 pm Oneg honoring Rabbi Kranz, Club 56

9 am - Shabbat Story Time, Torah Study






5:45pm Kabbalat Panim/ Oneg, Shabbat Meditation 6 pm - Jr. SCRUFY 6:30pm - Shabbat Service

9 am - Torah Study 10 am - Shabbat Service 10 :30 am - Bar Mitzvah Ceremony 12:30 pm Confirmation Opening Retreat 5 pm - Selichot Dinner Speaker 8 pm - Selichot Candlelit Service

12:30pm - 11th &12th Grade Lunch n Learn, Jewish Values Workshop 7 pm - Sisterhood Program - Bourbon Tasting


19 10:30am - High Holy Days Silver Polishing

11 am - 9th Grade Class 12:15pm - Social Action Sunday

10 am - Melton class 10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 10:30am - High Holy Days Silver Polishing 3 pm - Hebrew with Rabbi Sam 4:45 pm -Hebrew School

12:30pm - SCRAPPY



9:30am -Religious School,Brunch Series hosted by Brotherhood,Temple Sinai Tots

10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 10:30am - High Holy Days Silver Polishing 3 pm - Red Cross Blood Drive 5 pm - Second Helpings Meeting 7:30 pm - Israel Book Miniseries with Rabbi Brad



10 am - Melton class 10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 3 pm - Hebrew with Rabbi Sam 4:45 pm -Hebrew School

10 am - Temple Sinai Game Room 7:30 pm - Israel Book Miniseries with Rabbi Brad

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9:30am - Religious School, Confirmation, Family T'filah - PreK2nd, Pre-K (Religious School) 10 am Sunday Morning Learing 11:15am - 2nd Grade Parent Roundtable

6:30pm - Rosh Chodesh:Musical Storytelling


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Temple Sinai September Worship Schedule Friday, September 2 6:30pm Shabbat Service  Saturday, September 3 10:00 am Shabbat Service  10:30 am B'not Mitzvah ceremony of Evie Drucker,daughter of Laura & Michael Drucker and Halle Kwatnez, daughter of Bonnie & Robert Kwatnez  Friday, September 9 6:30 pm Shabbat Service  Saturday, September 10 10:00 am Shabbat Service  10:30 am B'nei Mitzvah ceremony of David Leavitt, son of Caroline Leavitt and Jeffrey Leavitt and Madeline Reitman, daugther of Leslie & Arthur Reitman  Friday, September 16 6:30 pm Shabbat Service  7:30pm Oneg Honoring Rabbi Philip N. Kranz

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Saturday, September 17 10:00 am Shabbat Service  10:30 am Bar Mitzvah ceremony of Adam Arkin, son of Marilyn & Jonathan Arkin  Friday, September 23 6:30 pm Shabbat Service  Saturday, September 24 10:00 am Shabbat Service  10:30 am Bat Mitzvah ceremony Isabella Emmanuel daughter of Lisa Orkin Emmanuel 8:00 pm Candlelit Selichot Service Friday, September 30 6:30 pm Shabbat Service 

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