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Wine & Food Pairing Night! Join us for a
Chanukah Shabbat Alive! And Congregational Dinner
delicious wine tasting event! PAGE 12
Celebrate Chanukah with your Temple Sinai community! PAGE 12
All about Chanukah! Celebrate Chanukah at home with these activities and songs PAGES 10 - 11
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End of year gifts Alan E. Litwak Rabbi Norman Cohen Falah Cantor Susan Warech Director of Administration Judy Mendelsohn Director of ECE Tirza Dalkoff Principal K - 8 Ofra Mor Religious School Coordinator Ralph P. Kingsley, DD Rabbi Emeritus Irving Shulkes, DM, Cantor Emeritus
Trustees Lenny Bendell Sharron Botwinick Darren Friedman Sage Kantor Robin Leader Landau
Carol Moss Howard Ross Evelyn Stahl Elise Udelson Renee Yeslow
Trustees Emeriti Norman Leopold Arnold Meyer* Florence Nelson* Aaron Podhurst
George Berlin* Sam Bloom* Ralph Hollander* Stuart Israelson * Sue Shapiro Klau Norman S. Klein Robert Layton Murphy Leopold
Al Sherman* Barbara Silverman Daniel Supon* Jon Sussman Brian Tarasuk
On behalf of a grateful Temple Sinai, we thank all of our partners and friends who give generously throughout the year to support all of our programs. With the calendar year quickly coming to an end, we want to remind you how to best maximize your gift. DID YOU KNOW:
will be used for the purpose you designate. Be sure to consult your professional advisor to determine how this provision may benefit both you and Temple Sinai. If you have would like additional information, please contact Susan Warech at 305.932.9010 ext. 202.
If you pay your outstanding tax-deductible dues/ annual commitment by December 31st, you can include that in your 2016 charitable contributions on your tax return. If you pay your dues/annual commitment by Dec. 31st with appreciated assets, such as stocks, it may give you additional tax savings.
That many employers offer an employee matching gift program to benefit 501(c) 3 organizations.
If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may instruct the Trustee or Custodian of your IRA to directly transfer up to $100,000 of your IRA to a qualified public charity, such as Temple Sinai, tax-free. PLUS, this gift from your IRA will count toward your Required Annual Distribution.
Thank you again for all of your support!
Are you eligible for employer gift matching? Contact us and make your generous gift go twice as far! Please email Susan Warech, our Director of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: Your IRA Trustee or Custodian must transfer your IRA gift payable directly to Temple Sinai under this extended provision. Your gift
*In Loving Memory
Contact Information: Temple Sinai Feinbloom Administration Building, Clergy & Religious School Tel: Jacobson Sinai Academy - Lower & Middle School
Jacobson Sinai Academy - ECE
MAKES A DIFFERENCE! Inside this issue: End-of-year gifts
A word from our
Hineni, Here I am
Empty Nesters, Sisterhood & Security Updates
Early Childhood and JSA News
L’Dor V’Dor Fund
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From Rabbi Litwak’s Study to shift the paradigm. Rather than simply preserving Jewish culture, we should be thinking in terms of producing Jewish culture. While A couple of weeks ago, I was in New York at a survival might be important, we don't create Jewish culture to survive, symposium sponsored by the Hebrew Union but rather to live. We need to be creators of the Judaism of tomorrow. College - the Reform movement's educational Of course, there is an inherent tension between preserving what has institution. Some of the very best and brightest made us Jews for the past hundreds of years and what we need to scholars gathered for an extraordinary few days create in order to ensure a vibrant Judaism for hundreds of years into of serious thinking about Judaism, Jewish life, the future. Yet, we know from our history that there are plenty of and Jewish community. I want to share three periods where radical change has taken place, and the Jewish interesting "take-aways" for you to consider. enterprise has emerged even stronger and more vital. The metrics we use to measure success in our congregation have One of the ways we can ensure that will happen is engaging with our changed over the past century. At the beginning of the 20th century Judaism in a serious way. Our unwritten covenant with America was through the 1950s and 1960s, our success was measured by the going to be that America was going to give Jews freedom and Jews buildings that we built. The Jewish community sought to demonstrate were going to give back Jewish thinking. In order to do that, we need our success in society by building soaring cathedrals that rivaled our to remain Jewish. American Jews are falling down on the job - We Christian neighbors. As a new generation grew up in the 1980s, the need to engage with our Jewishness for America. So often, we label measure of success was the breadth of programs in those the Jewish community by age, denomination, affiliation, or geography, synagogues. In the 21st century, we Jews have experienced and we try and program around those. In a brilliant dialogue at the unparalleled personal achievement and involvement in society. At the symposium, Edward Rothstein of the Wall Street Journal suggested same time, largely due to mobility and technology, we find ourselves that what the Jewish community really needs are Curious Jews; Jews of estranged from the supportive structures of family and all stripes who not only want to know more, but want to be serious community. We experience profound loneliness even as we count our about their fluency in the Jewish idiom. Facebook "friends" by the hundreds. As a result, our measure of I have challenged our Board of Trustees to think about each of these success is shifting to relationships. It is not the quality of the place or the program that we attend, but the depth of our connection to others three ideas and explore ways to integrate them into the life of Temple Sinai. I hope you will do the same. in our community that gives us greatest satisfaction.
Thinking About Judaism for 2017
So often we think about preserving Judaism and Jewish culture in survival terms; “Will the Jewish people survive?” I think that we need
Rabbi Alan Litwak
A word from our President of the Board, Murphy Leopold “So you pay to pray.” Not a question, but a declaration from a coworker as I was leaving the office on Erev Yom Kippur, aka Kol Nidre, to begin the holy day. My response was an emphatic “huh.” In the short time that we had while waiting for and riding in the elevator, I learned from my colleague that she only knew Jews who bought holiday tickets, “spending thousands of dollars every year just to pray once a year.” It didn’t seem necessary for me to add that when people “pay to pray,” they probably attend services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Yippur, which could count as 2 days of attendance, but, that was not the gist of her comment. In my non-Jewish colleague’s experience, Judaism is transactional, and worship is something that we pay to do because of a holiday. Her position on this was negative, and she didn’t “see the point.” On this we agreed. I started to describe how dues and donations support my synagogue community, but the elevator door opened, and we parted. Several years ago Temple Sinai of North Dade (TSND) began using the term “partner” instead of “member”, to describe the relationship we have with our community. We work to create opportunities for our partners to impact our social action, our worship, and all the programs we offer. Our relationship with our partners is not transactional. It’s not something that happens once. One aspect of the relationship is financial. Perhaps you’ve heard or seen a public radio or television campaign. Typically, very engaging programs are run during the fundraising campaigns. Often, at a moment of suspense, or plot revelation, or at whatever moment when your interest is at its peak, the station
spokesperson will break in and ask for your support, and remind you that your money is needed to support programming. Maybe you give, maybe you don’t, and if enough viewers don’t provide support, your favorite program may be eliminated. Fundraising eliminates the need for commercial sponsors. It’s a tradeoff. Imagine if we did that here. Imagine services being disrupted by a request for donations at the moment you were expecting to cover your eyes for the Shema. Instead of Avinu Malkeinu, first, a message from our sponsors. Imagine that we could only afford reruns of sermons. Imagine our clergy making pastoral visits with the Square attached to their cell phones so they could process transactional fees during their visits. As entertained as I am by some of these possibilities, it’s not who we are, and it’s scary to think that it could be. As partners, we pay dues. As engaged partners, we make additional donations, maybe for a special occasion, in honor or in memory of a loved one, to support programming, to underwrite projects. We include TSND in our legacy planning. Our engagement is not transactional; it comes from a much deeper place than our wallets. TSND partners aren’t “pay to pray” people. As I’ve said previously, closing JSA was a difficult, heartbreaking, but necessary decision for the health of TSND. As we embark on this new, but not entirely unfamiliar path, we will continue to need your financial support as engaged partners. There are many ways for your contributions to be meaningful. We have several defined funds into which you can designate your contributions, and donations to the general fund are appreciated. And we promise not to break into The Amidah to tempt you with tote bags. Thank you for all your support.
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Hineni, Here I am - by Lisa Layne Those of us who were together on First Day Rosh HaShanah heard Lisa Layne share some moving thoughts about her journey through illness. We were blessed to hear them and blessed her in return with Birkat HaGomel - a prayer recited by someone who has gone through a difficult experience such as sickness, loss of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job.
became a Bar Mitzvah. L’dor Vador. And of course I then promised my husband Doug that I would not leave him either. This year, I have undergone chemo, blood transfusions, shots to boost white cell production and currently take a daily dosage of a drug targeted specifically at my DNA mutations. We are so blessed to live in a day and age of such possibilities.
Lisa's words spoke to so many of us that we wanted to share I believe strongly in mind over matter. My mantra from Day One was that this was an unwelcome visitor who needed to vacate the them with all of you: As Sam Bloom, of blessed memory would say, Hineni – Here I am. My name is Lisa Layne, and I am grateful to Adonai to be here standing before you as we reflect on the past year and usher in the New Year. Shortly after last year’s High Holy Days concluded, I was diagnosed with a life threatening illness. How prophetic the words we read on Yom Kippur morning turned out to be- who shall live and who shall die, who shall see ripe age and who shall not.
premises. I have worked full time throughout this process, including last May when an almost lethal blood clot decided to also take up residence. As of May, the cancer had miraculously reduced fifty percent. My next scan will take place in a few short weeks and I remain optimistic for more good news. I am not telling my journey to elicit sympathy, but rather to let any and all know that you are never alone when you belong to the Temple Sinai Community, and also to hopefully inspire others that may be faced with what they perceive as insurmountable odds to fight the battle.
We have a community of wonderful and caring clergy-Rabbis Litwak and Kingsley, Cantors Norman and Shulkes, Susan Warech, and too I went from being a relatively healthy and active fifty-seven year old, on many incredible partners to name. A special thank you to Angela no medications, to being told that in a one year time frame I had Mardy in the front office for weekly inspirational mailings, all of which I developed Stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. I, who had never have kept. Doug and I have never felt alone even in our darkest smoked a day in my life- surely a mistake. No mistake- a rare moments of despair. The Mi Shebeirach list and blessing has been very occurrence of not one, but two simultaneous DNA mutations. important to my family throughout and I am on not only Sinai’s, but on two others that I know of, not to be taken off of until I am in remission. To highlight the medical year in my life, rarity continued, and I suffered a rare bleed during my second biopsy (biopsy number one failed to So again, Hineni, here I am. And, as others have been for me, Hineni, yield enough tissue for genetic testing). Fading away, I could hear all here I am, if you need me. that went on, the calling of a code, readying of the medical equipment, I am honored to recite the Gomel blessing, in gratitude for continued life. and my doctor saying to me “stay with us, stay with us” as I was being held upside down. Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha Olam She-ge-ma-lanu Kol Tov. I said to myself, maybe it would be easier to give up now and quietly go away, and then I said no, what would make me want to stay. A photo of my grandson Connor that was taken a few weeks earlier popped in to my head. I proceeded to converse with Connor and assured him that Grandma would be there to dance with him when he
Blessed are you, Adonai, our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has bestowed every goodness upon us.
Lisa Layne *The word 'Hineni' means 'Here I am' in a spiritual sense, which is what Abraham says and means to God to indicate his readiness when he is called on in Genesis 22:1
Thank you for your incredible support to our cu@shabbat program!
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L’Dor V’Dor Fund Shalom Temple Sinai Partners, Last month we held the first ever Religious School Grandparents Day. A big toda raba, thank you very much to all who joined us! It was so special to see grandparents, parents and children creating tzedaka boxes together. This was my first opportunity to see the students of Temple Sinai’s Religious School and I wish I could express how wonderful it made me feel to see this generation of students learning our Jewish traditions with their family. My own children went to the religious school and no longer live in the area. Some of the grandparents working with their grandchildren also sent their children to Temple Sinai’s school programs and now are enjoying watching their grandchildren play and learn here too. How beautiful is that!! Truly, l’dor v’dor!!! Thank you to Ofra Mor and her wonderful teachers for planning and organizing the program with the children. Thank you to Rabbi Litwak
for his wonderful davar Torah and to Susan Warech for always being there to support all our Sinai community programs. Religious school tuition is now a benefit of partnership so we have created the L’Dor V’Dor Fund to support the program. All contributions to this fund are most welcome and appreciated. We are setting up a committee of interested parents and grandparents to discuss ideas to insure the fund becomes solvent as quickly as possible and remains so in perpetuity so it will be there for all future generations. If you would like to volunteer to join us, please call the temple office at 305-932-9010 or to email@example.com. We are so happy and so ready to get started. I truly look forward to working with all of you amazing people. Your enthusiasm is an inspiration to us all. Kol tuv,
Sandy Goodman L’Dor V’Dor Fund Chair
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President of URJ to speak at Temple Sinai - Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 PM Please join Rabbi Rick Jacobs for an interactive conversation about the future of the Reform Movement. As congregational partners, you have a critical voice in shaping the Reform Jewish community. This will be your opportunity to hear Rabbi
Jacobs discuss current issues pertinent both locally and abroad. You will have a chance to share your thoughts and ask questions. This program is designed for congregational members and leaders within the South Florida URJ Community. Registration for this event is online. Please visit our website www.tsnd.org.
Friday Night Live! Followed by Congregational Shabbat Dinner - Friday, December 2 at 6:15 PM Cantor Norman Cohen Falah invites you to experience Friday Night Live!, a Shabbat celebration with a lot of ruach. This is a special night when the spirit of Shabbat and live music will come together in a unique blend to inspire and rock!
Join us for Congregational Shabbat dinner following Shabbat Service. The cost of the dinner is $13 per adult, $5 per child (under 13) and $18 for non-partners. Late RSVP is an additional $5. Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, November 29 to our Temple office at 305.932.9010.
Sinai Boutique Bazaar! - Tuesday, December 6 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mark your Calendars! Make sure to attend our annual PTO Boutique Bazaar to buy all your loved ones something special! From clothing to home goods to toys to jewelry, you can find it all at our Sinai Boutique! BE SOMEONEâ€™S MIRACLE. DONATE BLOOD.
The ONEBLOOD mobile will be on site on December 6th during our annual Holiday Boutique. All donors will receive a FREE Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #2028409.
Jr. SNFTY & SNFTY Ice Cream Social and Toy Drive - Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 PM, Wiener Social Hall Who: Jr. and Sr. SNFTY (Open to all 6th12th grade students) When: December 7 at 6:30 pm
What: Join us for a fun night of games and ice cream. Bring a friend and join the fun! Make sure to bring a new, unused gift for the holiday toy drive. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empty Nesters Mitzvah Night! - Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 PM Join us for Empty Nesters Mitzvah Night!
tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level.
We will be packing gifts to benefit the women of the Lotus House Shelter in Miami. Their mission is to the improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary, support, education,
Bring your energy, enthusiasm and ribbons and be ready to wrap! Costs: Deli dinner: $15 per person, gift: $10 (or multiples of $10) per person. Kindly RSVP to the Temple office at 305-932-9010 or email@example.com no later than December 1, 2016.
Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Evening - Saturday, December 10 in the Wiener Social Hall Once again, the Sisterhood Circle is hosting a Wine Tasting with our very own Oenophile, Rabbi Litwak.
and light dinner. Invite guests to join you for this fun evening as it is open to all.
We kindly ask that you get your reservations in early so we can plan We will gather to learn more about wines accordingly. Please visit www.tsnd.org/form/wine-pairing.html to pay for and their secrets when paired with different your spot now! foods. The cost for this unique evening will For more information you can call 305.932.9010 or email us at be $36 per person and will include wine firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple Sinai Book Club - Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7 PM in the Hollander-Rachleff Library The next Temple Sinai Book Club review will be on "Mischling" a novel by Affinity Konar. The facilitator will be Murphy Leopold.
This book has been highly recommended by the Jewish Book Council. Refreshments will be served. Please note that the following book club meeting will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - facilitator and book TBA. PAGE 6
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- Sunday, December 18 at The Boca Raton Museum of Art
Join the Empty Nesters for a special art outing to The Boca Raton Museum of Art on Sunday, December 18th. We will be visiting the exhibit “Hungarian Art: A Century of Rebellion & Revival.” We will be guided through the Hungarian
Art exhibitions, meet several of the local installation artists, and view selections from the museum’s collection. Cost of Museum excursion - $25. Optional lunch in Mizner Park as a group will be paid individually. Details will follow. RSVP by December 12th to the Temple office at 305.932.9010 or email@example.com
Jr. SNFTY & SNFTY Menorah Making and Mystery Maccabee - Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 PM Who: Jr. & Sr. SNFTY (Open to all 6th12th grade students) When: December 21 from 6:30pm-8pm
What: What better way to celebrate Chanukah this year than with a personally made Menorah. Please also bring a wrapped $10 gift for a fun game of Mystery Maccabee. Dinner will be provided.
Where: Temple Sinai Social Hall
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shabbat Chanukah Alive! - Friday, December 30 in the Feinbloom Sanctuary Join us for a festive Chanukah Shabbat Service with live music, featuring Temple Sinai's Choral Ensemble.
special treats and arts & crafts for the children! There is a $15 cost per adult, $6 per child (under 13) and $18 for nonpartners. Late RSVP is an additional $5.
Following the service, join us for a Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, December 27th to email@example.com special Chanukah Congregational Dinner. or 305.932.9010. Bring your chanukiyah and let's light the seventh candle together. There will be
Living and leaving your legacy - Tuesday mornings, starting on January 10 By the end of this eight-week interactive class, you will be on your way to putting your priceless legacy into an ethical will, a loving legacy letter, a journal, a memoir, an autobiography, a scrapbook, an oral history, or more.
Dates: January 10, 24, 31, February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 21, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cost: for the eight-week session is $260 for Temple Sinai members and $275 for non-members.
For more information and registration, please contact Merle R. Saferstein What gives your life meaning? What do you want to pass along? What life lessons have you learned? What do you want people to remember about you? at 305-931- 2234, MerleRSaferstein.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Shabbat - Friday, January 13, 7:00* PM (SPECIAL TIME) - Feinbloom Sanctuary Please join us for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Shabbat, with special guest Bishop Victor T. Curry from New Birth Baptist Church.
A highlight of the evening will be the merging of New Birth Baptist Church's choir with our own Temple Sinai Choral Ensemble. Both choirs will raise their voices in celebration of continued bonds of faith.
Join us for our next cu@shabbat - Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Wiener Social Hall Our next cu@shabbat will be on January 27. Come celebrate Shabbat with music, stories, dinner and fun! This service is designed and created especially for children under the age of 10 and their families. Join us for
a family style Shabbat dinner, blessings and songs and then stay for a fun activity… more details soon. Parents and Grandparents are invited to come with their youngsters and enjoy this family-oriented Shabbat! There is a $18 cost per family. Kindly RSVP by January 24 to email@example.com or 305-932-9010 to ensure that you are not closed out for dinner. Our dinners have sold out the previous two months! :-)
SNFTY Bonfire! - Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 PM - Israelson Pavilion Who: Jr. and Sr. SNFTY (Open to all 6th- What: Join us as we enjoy roasting some marshmallows and hotdogs 12th grade students) in the "cooler" weather. Bring a buddy and celebrate the night. When: January 25 from 6:30-7:30pm For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. PAGE 7
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Empty Nesters News Thank you to all our chairpersons for our Visit to the Wick Costume Museum and first two successful events! Kudos to chairs Lunch - March 16, 2017. Lyanne L. Wasserman and Esther Fintz The Costume Museum at the Wick Theatre who planned our S'lichot Dinner & Wine is an astounding exhibit of the finest and to Rose Ellen Glickman and Doris costumes ever brought to the Broadway Pienknagura on organizing such a stage by the most honored and respected wonderful Game Night. designers in the history of the American Musical Theatre. This incredible venue houses a collection of original costumes from over 35 Broadway We have several more events coming up which are already sold out! productions and revivals . Keep watching for our emails as our new programs come up. We look forward to seeing everybody at our Empty Nesters events,
There will be a cost of $48.00 per person. Kindly RSVP to 305.932.9010 or by email to email@example.com.
Sharron Botwinick and Barbara Silverman Sisterhood News SAVE THE DATE!!!! Once again, the Sisterhood Circle is hosting a Wine Tasting with our very own Oenophile, Rabbi Litwak. Saturday evening, December 10th, we will gather to learn more about wines and their secrets when paired with different foods. This is always a success and we ask that you get your reservations in early so we can plan. Cost for this unique evening will be $36 per person and will include all wine and food. Invite guests to join you for this fun evening as it is open to all. A special shout out to our Sage who completed the New York Marathon in support of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society raising money for new research! We are so proud of her goal setting and achieving this monumental task for such a worthy cause. Great job, Sage.
We have been busy as many of you participated in our joint Simchat Torah BBQ where we partnered with the Temple to learn and play together as the Torah was unfurled around our beautiful grounds on an absolute perfect fall day. Our Break The Fast after the closing service on Yom Kippur was bigger than ever and we hope all of you will plan to be with us next year. As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches, and Chanukah is on the horizon, we have many opportunities to share special memories with our families and friends. We wish all of you a safe, healthy Holiday season and hope to see you at our upcoming programs.
Carol Moss, Sage Kantor and Sara Frankel
The Security of Security networks – Ron Givon, Director of Security Last month I had the pleasure to represent Sinai at the ASIS International Security convention in Orlando. ASIS International is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels. During the convention, I had the opportunity to listen and learn to key individuals from FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and others. I learned firsthand about worldwide trends of terror and anti -terrorism activities, taking place by the U.S. Government, while having the ability to review the most advanced tools and inventions, developed by the private sector. While there were a lot of discussions about modern security, one that caught my ears more than others was about Networks security. Or, as they call it: “The security of security networks.” In the world we are living in, almost every interaction and information sharing of any organization is done by networks, most of them are wireless. It is important for the organization to have a strong network with modern capabilities in order to grow and remain competitive. We are required to allow a diverse number of equipment devices to connect to the network, while making it more and more vulnerable.
in their complexity. The cyber threat, which used to be traditionally invisible and limited in nature, is now becoming more of a physical threat. The security of the organization has to be able to deal with a whole new aspect of security threats, way beyond the traditional physical threats, as well as the need to be able to oversee the organization network activity as a whole, beyond the traditional role of the IT department. Just as an example, by having a few unprotected cell phones, WikiLeaks were able to access private information of the 2016 election parties and bring down the efforts and millions of dollars invested by the candidates. As we can learn, the new enemy is no longer using only our physical borders to get in, but also using with greater intensity, our own network to create damage that is no less devastating to the organization than any traditional physical threat. (Thoughts? please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org)
At the same time we are witnessing a growing cyber threat to our network, both in the number of attacks and
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A Message from JSA’s ECE Director, Mrs. Judy Mendelsohn While the cycle of Jewish holidays in October lent itself to teaching our preschool children all about their Jewish roots, Jewish values, Shabbat, Torah stories and visits from Rabbi Litwak, November took us to a new stage of learning. Many events took place in November; from the Scholastic Book Fair to Thanksgiving. Although the Book Fair is primarily a fundraising event, we do not lose sight of the fact that books teach children that reading is important, interesting and fun. As adults and educators, we know that reading is the gateway to higher learning. It develops critical thinking skills, stimulates the imagination and creates a higher aptitude for learning in general. Parents have the power to boost their children’s learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives not to mention the bond it creates between them. Our ECE teachers read to (y)our children every day. They know that there is no limit to where books can take a child and they take advantage of every opportunity to maximize each child’s potential.
Two Thanksgiving highlights in November included a visit from the petting farm and a special in-house program for children called, “Gobble Til You Wobble.” We invite you and encourage you to read the ECE newsletter, “Great Things Are Happening,” for a full picture of our early childhood programs and events. This newsletter comes out every Friday that school is in full session. December brought us to the PTO Holiday Boutique and a special program for Mommies to connect with their children in the classroom. The month continued with class parties in celebration of Chanukah with the delectable taste of sufganiot, the sizzling aroma of frying latkes, the reverent sight of the lit Chanukiah and the festive sounds as blessings are sung, and dreidels are spun. There is enough to experience during Chanukah to keep one’s senses spinning! We are looking forward to a second year of our PK4 students participating in Swim Gym classes at the JCC in January, as well as a special day on January 19 (8:30-9:30 a.m.) just for dads. The winter session of Parent/Child classes will also begin January 10. More information to follow on all of the above.
Judy Mendelsohn, Each early childhood age level covered Thanksgiving in various ways ECE Director according to the different age levels of the children as they rotated classrooms and engaged in a number of different Thanksgiving activities. Many of our events can be found in picture and/or video form on our JSA Facebook page. Please check that out daily and “like us!”
News from JSA K-8 Introducing children to engineering in Elementary School brings a host redesign of benefits. If you’ve ever watched children at play, you know they’re communicate fascinated with building things—and with taking things apart to see Engineering calls for children to apply what they know about science how they work. In other words, children are natural-born engineers. and math—and their learning is enhanced as a result. Research suggests that engineering activities help build classroom equity. It is At JSA, our 4A students are applying scientific skills that reflect equally important that there is no single “right” answer in engineering; scientific inquiry and processes, including investigation, planning, testing, and evaluating. Their assignment consisted of pretending to be one problem can have many solutions. When classroom instruction a group of scientists that survived a zombie virus that polluted all water includes engineering, all students can see themselves as successful. sources. Their mission is to use the "engineer design process" to build a Hands-on, project-based learning is the essence of engineering. They filter to remove the dangerous virus from the water. The students collaborate, think critically and creatively, and communicate with one follow the steps of the design process: another. Classroom engineering activities often require students to work in teams where they must collaborate and communicate find a problem effectively. In the 21st century, these skills will be critical for career plan and build success in any field. test and improve
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Chanukah At Home Chanukah, a holiday primarily celebrated at home, begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev and is observed for eight days. In the Talmud, the rabbis taught that the mitzvah of Chanukah, the commandment at the heart of the observance of the holiday, is a “candle for each man and his household.” Hence, the actual mitzvah, or commandment, of Chanukah is to kindle the Chanukah lights in one’s home. Blessings are recited over lighting the candles. One candle is lit for each night. The candle for the first night is put on the right side of the eightbranched menorah. On each subsequent night, an additional candle is placed to the immediate left of the previous night’s candle, and the candles are lit from left to right, so that the kindling begins with the
newest light. Since these lights are holy, it is forbidden to make practical use of them; therefore, a special shamash (servant) candle is used to light the others. In some families, each member of the household, including the children, lights his or her own Chanukah menorah. Many families use the eightday period of Chanukah to spend time together each night. Another mitzvah of Chanukah is pirsum hanes, the public proclamation of the miraculous events that transpired in the days of the Maccabees. A number of features of Chanukah observance are connected with this requirement. The Chanukah lights are lit at sundown, the time when passers-by are most likely to see them. When possible, the menorah is placed in a window or elsewhere in the home so that it can be seen from the outside. This custom is especially prevalent in Israel, where cities and towns hold public menorah-lighting ceremonies and the entire country is full of candles, bright with the celebration of the Festival of Lights.
Candle Lighting Any member or members of the family may chant or recite the blessings. One person lights and holds the shamash, the blessings are pronounced, and then the candles are lit (from left to right, so that the kindling begins with the newest light). Two blessings are chanted or recited every night of Chanukah. The first is a
blessing over the candles themselves. The second blessing expresses thanks for the miracle of deliverance. A third blessing— the Shehecheyanu prayer, marking all joyous occasions in Jewish life—is chanted or recited only on the first night. Candles are added to the Chanukiyah from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. On the Shabbat of Chanukah, kindle the Chanukah lights first and then the Shabbat candles.
Chanukah Blessings Hanerot Halalu - We kindle these lights because of the wondrous deliverance You performed for our ancestors. During these eight days of Hanukkah, these lights are sacred; we are not to use them but only to Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, she-asah nisim behold them, so that their glow may rouse us to give thanks for Your laavoteinu v'imoteinu bayamim hahaeim baz'man hazeh. wondrous acts of deliverance. Light the Shamash - the helper candle - first using it to kindle the rest of the Chanukah lights; say or sing:
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who performed wonderous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season. For first night only:
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tsivanu l'hadlik ner shel Chanukah. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the Chanukah lights.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v'kiy'manu v'higianu laz'man hazeh. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.
Dreidel Game A dreidel is a four-sided top. The Hebrew letters nun, gimel, hay, and shin are inscribed on the four sides. They are the first letters of the words "Nes gadol hayah sham" which means "A great miracle happened there." In Israel, dreidels are inscribed nun, gimel, hay, pay for "Nes gadol hayah poh" meaning "A great miracle happened here."
chocolate coins. Players sit around a table or in a circle on the floor. Each player puts two coins in the pot. Players take turns spinning the dreidel and follow the rules below depending upon how the dreidel lands when it stops spinning. If your dreidel lands on nun, you forfeit your turn and the next player spins. If your dreidel lands on gimel, you win all the coins in the pot.
To play dreidel, one dreidel is needed along with a large quantity of gelt, If your dreidel lands on hay, you collect half the coins in the pot. such as pennies or chocolate coins. Alternatively, each player may use If your dreidel lands on shin, you put one more coin into the pot. his/her own dreidel. Each player is given an equal quantity of pennies/ PAGE 10
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Chanukah Songs: "Ocho Kandelikas" ("Eight Candles") - A Ladino song 1. Chanukah linda sta aki, ocho kandelas para mi (2x)
1. Beautiful Chanukah is now here And eight candles for me appear.
Chorus: O --- Una kandelika, dos kandelikas, tres kandelikas, kuatro kandelikas sintyu kandelikas, sej kandelikas, siete kandelikas, ocho kandelas para mi
Chorus: Oh – one little, two little, Three little, four little candles; Five, six, seven little candles, Eight little candles for me.
2. Muchas fiestas vo fazer, kon alegriyas y plazer (2x)
2. Lots of parties for my leisure So much fun and so much pleasure.
3. Los pastelikos vo kumer, kon almendrikas y la myel (2x)
3. Dainty pastries for me to eat With almonds and honey so sweet.
Chanukah Songs: "I have a little Dreidel” And when you are all ready I’ll play you when I could
I have a little dreidel I made it out of clay And when it’s dry and ready Oh dreidel, I shall play
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel I made you out of glass And when you are all ready I’ll play you on the grass
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel I made you out of clay And when you’re dry and ready Oh Dreidel we shall play
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel I made you out of gold And when you are all ready I’ll play you in the cold
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel I made you out of wood
Chanukah Family Activities Popsicle sticks Menorah
Toilet paper tubes and popsicle sticks come together to make a beautiful flame-free menorah!
Making your own chocolate coins can be a great way to personalize the Dreidel Game prize pot.
Good quality chocolate
Mini muffin cooking pan
Ten toilet paper tubes (nine for the menorah and one to extend the height of the shamash)
Nine wooden craft popsicle sticks
Paint to decorate the paper tubes
Gold or Yellow cardboard or craft foam for the candle flames
Decorations you want to add such as sprinkles or food coloring
Directions: Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Pour the melted chocolate into the bottom of the muffin cooking pan up to a quarter inch in height. Do your decorating while the chocolate is still warm as the decorations will be more likely to stick. If you’re feeling artistic, try to draw a face on one side and a menorah on the other.
Directions: Collect your cardboard tubes, and paint and decorate them.
Cut out flames from gold or yellow paper and stick them to the top of the popsicle sticks. Use the paperclips to attach them to the inside of the Let it cool and allow them to set. Then turn them out of the pan and wrap them up in the foil as neatly as possible. Or you may paint them paper tube (you can turn the flame up or down inside the tube to light with edible gold paint as shown below! more or less candles depending on which night of Chanukah it is!) To place the shamash a little higher than your other candles, add a piece of tube to the middle candle so that it will be higher than the rest. Assemble the menorah by gluing at the bases of the paper tubes with glue (hold with paper clips until it dries). PAGE 11
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Join us for a festive Chanukah Shabbat Service with live music, featuring Temple Sinai's Choral Ensemble. Following the service, join us for a Chanukah Congregational Dinner. Bring your chanukiyah and let's light the seventh candle together. There will be special treats and arts & crafts for the children! Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, December 27th to email@example.com
This Is Hunger is a powerful community engagement campaign of MAZON, A Jewish Response to Hunger. It will visit communities across the country to educate about the stark realities of hunger in America. This interactive experience will illuminate the very real and preventable existence of hunger in America, encourage us to raise our voices on behalf of the nearly 50 million Americans who struggle with hunger every day, and ignite our community’s commitment to end hunger once and for all. The project is a high-impact, experiential installation on wheels. When participants enter the parked vehicle, they’ll embark on a journey that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why and empower them to act. The mobile exhibit features a 7-foot cab and a 53-foot-long, 10 foot high, 1,000 square foot double-expandable trailer. It’s a big rig! Visit the Truck! This Is Hunger will be at Temple Sinai from January 26 to 29. Learn more at ww.thisishunger.org
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Temple Sinai Community - Lifecycle December Birthdays 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/3 12/4 12/4 12/5 12/7 12/7 12/7 12/7 12/8 12/12 12/12 12/13 12/13
Meredith Fishman Debbie Gross Ellen Halem Irwin Katz Ruth Rubin Irving Shulkes Sophy Rindler Ronald Book Abraham Cherem Mizrahi Martin Gallone Andrew Sturner Orly Leizorek Mario Grosfeld Toby Katzker Leron Marinovsky Ida Sims Ronnie Fromberg Iris Blumenau Merle Saferstein Bonnie Bloom Ronnie Zindorf
12/14 12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19 12/19 12/20 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/22 12/23 12/23 12/24 12/24 12/26 12/28 12/28 12/30 12/31
R’fuah Sh’leimah Gloria Barnett Paul Feldman Jennifer Goldberg Alweiss Marion Gordon
Frances Foster Carrie Mintz Nirvana Sherman Michael Sims Elena Goldin Holly Leinwand Judy Agron Shelly Friedland Alfred Miller Aaron Mirel Moises Portnoy Elizabeth Kittay Robin Silverman Charles Kantor Jeff Steinberg Adrienne Roth Marcos Fintz Shirley Lehman Roslynn Averbook Helayne Gordon
Marcelo & Gabriela Barski Wally & Elena Goldin Irving & Joanne Shulkes Mark & Gail Slatko Faith & Rob Faustin Enrique & Orly Leizorek Donald & Sandra Goodman Sanford & Ellen Nusbaum Martin & Veronica Gallone Jonathan & Holly Leinwand David & Evelyn Rosen Alex & Barbara Falcon
12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23 12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27 12/27 12/28 12/30
To sons Lenny (Julie) Feldman, Mitchell (Ravit) Feldman and wife Muriel Feldman, on the death of Dr. Samuel Feldman. To Judy (Murray) Swift, on the death of his Brother-in-law Marvin Pack. To Doris (Leon) Pienknagura, on the death of her uncle Norbert Beitsch. To Roberta (Leonard) Bendell, on the death of her cousin Gail Adelman.
Mazal Tov! To Marjie Cohn Dolan, ECE Curriculum Coordinator, for winning the Barbara H Finck Award for outstanding leadership and dedicated service in the Florida Association For the Education of Young Children. To Rabbi Kingsley, in honor of his 2nd Bar Mitzvah To Ellen & Merritt Halem, for being honored at the Israel Bonds Honoree Dinner. To Alan and Laura Drexler, on the birth of their granddaughter Emma Josephine Drexler, and on the engagement of son Evan Drexler to Perri Wisotsky.
Kevin & Sharon Garroway John & Ksenia Gnip Irwin & Dena Katz Dale & Martha Brown Barton & Lyanne L. Wassermann Charles & Ferris Shenker Mark & Sandi-Jo Gordon Douglas & Lisa Layne William & Shirley Lehman Howard & Ingrid Roskin Toby & Dianne Katzker Jay & Robin Chernoff
To June and Dick Slavin, on becoming great-grandparents of baby girl Ilana Renee to parents Adina Langer and Matthew DeAngelis. To longtime JSA teacher Karen Prince and parents Aryeh and Elissa Love on the safe arrival of baby boy Love. To JSA 5th Grade teacher Faye Holman, on the birth of her grandson. To parents Natalia & Martin Djmal and sibling Jazmin on the safe arrival of baby boy Djmal. To great-grandparents Sue & Mel Rachleff, grandparents Amy & David Lasko and parents Deborah & Noah Lasko on the safe arrival of baby boy Lasko.
B’nai Mitzvah! Emilie Steinberg will become a Bat Mitzvah on January 21 during our 5 PM Shabbat Minchah .
January Birthdays 1/1 Sharon Garroway 1/2 Nora Joffe 1/4 Millard Cummins 1/4 Lynn Mendelssohn 1/4 Mark Mintz 1/5 Carol Schectman 1/5 Lillian Stein 1/10 Sandi-Jo Gordon 1/10 Howard Sanford 1/11 Audina Berrocal 1/12 Veronica Evelson 1/12 Mark Gordon 1/13 Faye Holman 1/13 Jerry Leader 1/13 Joel Wolf 1/13 Vladi Yurovsky
1/14 1/18 1/18 1/21 1/21 1/22 1/23 1/25 1/25 1/26 1/27 1/27 1/28 1/28 1/29 1/31
Stephanie Freedman Kara Friedman Clementine Goldman James Schenkel Paul Siegel Marissa Mintz Forte Terry Drucker Hilary Brownstein Ivania Max Steven Brodsky Diana Leader Steven Weinstein Rodney Max Rochelle Weinstein Alain Ohana Dena Katz
She is the daughter of Dr. Jeff and Karen Steinberg. She is a 7th grader at Highland Oaks Middle School. Emilie’s hobbies are dance and creative writing. Her mitzvah work was for the Kosher Food Bank.
Kosher Food Bank There are more and more people in our community in desperate need of food to fill bare pantries – and empty stomachs. That’s why they depend on Jewish Community Services (JCS) Kosher Food Bank, the largest food bank in South Florida that Jewish households observing dietary laws can turn to during times of hardship, supplying critically important food items and other daily necessities to those in need.
January Anniversaries 1/1 1/3 1/3 1/18 1/20 1/21
Seth & Danielle Krinsky Javier & Isabel Alvarez-Levey Robert & Louise Mirel Robert & Marilyn Sugarman Steven & Cila Eilat Stephen & Shelley Costin
1/25 1/28 1/29 1/30 1/31
Freda Rozen-Brown Candi Rubin Elinore Rutman Nancy Simon
December Anniversaries 12/1 12/4 12/4 12/4 12/12 12/12 12/17 12/17 12/18 12/18 12/18 12/20
Chuck Kantor Irwin Katz Susy Kertesz Dixie Lampert Lisa Layne
Norman & Karen Leopold Jonathan & Marjorie Sussman Murray & Judith Swift Ryan & Nirvana Sherman Lynn & Ronnie Fromberg
Since 2003, the JCS Kosher Food Bank has served those struggling to put food on their table – like families with young children, Holocaust survivors and the frail elderly. Please donate kosher food and other items certified as kosher with one of the following kosher symbols: You may deposit your donations in any of the collection bins around Temple Sinai's campus.
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Donations June 5 to August 15, 2016 Cantor Norman Cohen Falah's Discretionary Fund Brotherson, Mary Lou In honor of Marlene Garcia's kindness and generosity Goodman, Don & Sandy In appreciation of an uplifting High Holy Days services Jones, Susan In appreciation for your support Klau, Irwin & Sue In appreciation of the music for Rosh Hashanah Nelson, Ingrid In appreciation of all that Cantor Norman does Renck, Ellen In appreciation of the High Holy Days Wassermann, Barton & Lyanne L. In appreciation of High Holy Days Services Wassermann, Barton & Lyanne L. In honor of the birth of Cantor & Mrs. Irving Shulkes' granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Rabbi Alan Litwak's Discretionary Fund Agron, Jeff In memory of Norton Agron Alvarez-Levey, Javier & Isabel In gratitude of our daughter's education at Jacobson Sinai Academy Bendell, Leonard & Roberta In appreciation of Rabbi Litwak's support to our cousin Gail Adelman Bendell, Leonard & Roberta In honor of the engagement of their daughter Teri Bendell to Manuel Bou Bergman, Richard In honor of Barbara Bergman Brender, Eduardo & Sisa In appreciation Brotherson, Mary Lou In honor of the High Holy Days aliyah Carlish, Judy & Arthur Shana Tova to Rabbi Alan & Deborah Litwak and family Drucker, Melvyn & Terry In honor of their aliyah Falcon, Alex & Barbara In gratitude to Rabbi Alan Litwak Goodman, Don & Sandy In appreciation of an uplifting High Holy Days services Gordon, Helayne In appreciation of Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot Gathering Jones, Susan In appreciation for your support Klau, Irwin & Sue In appreciation of the honor of sitting on the bimah on Yom Kippur Klau, Irwin & Sue In appreciation of the S'lichot and Rosh Hashanah services Klein, Norman & Alice In appreciation Klein, Norman & Alice In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Kofman, Robert & Rosa In appreciation of prayers Leopold, Norman & Karen In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Lockshin, Don & Linda In honor of the birth of their first grandson Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann General donations Nelson, Ingrid In appreciation of Rabbi Alan Litwak Orlove, Michael & Merle In honor of their dear friends Norman and Alice Klein Ross, Eugene In appreciation for Torah classes and High Holy Days Sandberg, Joel & Adele In memory of Benjamin Einhorn Schwartz, Lillian In memory of Albert Gottlieb Schwartz, Lillian In memory of William F. Gottlieb Schwartz, Robert & Brilliant, Margo In appreciation of their aliyah Silverman, Barbara Sponsorship of the High Holy Days Torah Mantle Wassermann, Barton & Lyanne L. In appreciation of High Holy Days Services The Arnold & Roselyn Meyer ECE Fund Brotherson, Mary Lou In honor of Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley's birthday Brotherson, Mary Lou In honor of the birth of Cantor & Mrs. Irving Shulkes's granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Feiges, Lynne & Greg Get well wishes for Muriel Feldman Feiges, Lynne & Greg In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman The Caring Community Fund Hiller, Jane & Simon, Nancy Thank you for the beautiful flowers Portnoy, Moises & Evelyn In honor of Caitlin Portnoy becoming a Bat Mitzvah Warech, Susan Best wishes and refuah shlemah to Ann Landau Warech, Susan In honor of the birth of Bill and Shirley Lehman's granddaughter, Pascale Sura Warech, Susan In honor of the birth of Cantor Irving & Joanne Shulkes's granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Warech, Susan In honor of the birth of Sue & Mel Rachleff's great grandson Warech, Susan In honor of the birth of Susan & Lior Shalev's granddaughter, Lyla Warech, Susan In honor of the engagement of Lenny and Roberta Bendell's daughter, Teri to Manuel Bou Warech, Susan Wishing a speedy recovery and best wishes to Frank Pearl Warech, Susan Wishing a speedy recovery and best wishes to May Lipschutz The General Donation Fund Aronchick, Audrey In honor of Ingrid Roskin's birthday Berkowitz, Harry & Deborah In honor of Melvyn and Susan Rachleff becoming great grandparents Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai In honor of Joel and Adele Sandberg's granddaughter, Maya Bodnick becoming a Bat Mitzvah Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai In honor of the birth of Mr. & Mrs. William Lehman's granddaughter, Pascale Sura Dicapua Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai In honor of the birth of Natalia & Martin Djmalâ€™s son Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai In honor of the birth Sue & Mel Rachleff great-grandson Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai In memory of Malcolm Fromberg Brenner, Samuel & Sara In honor of the birth of Cantor & Mrs. Irving Shulkes granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Brotherson, Mary Lou Wishing Lisa and Doug Layne a good year Falcon, Alex & Barbara In gratitude to Susan Warech Falcon, Alex & Barbara In honor of Shayna Dash becoming a Bat Mitzvah Falcon, Alex & Barbara In honor of the birth of Bill and Shirley Lehman's granddaughter, Pascale DiCapua
Falcon, Alex & Barbara Falcon, Alex & Barbara Fintz, Marcos & Esther Gallone, Martin & Veronica Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Glickman, David & Rose Ellen
In memory of Betty Falcon In memory of Harold Falcon Wishing Muriel Feldman a speedy recovery In appreciation In honor of Ann Landau's birthday In honor of Carol Lewis's birthday In honor of Jorge & Marlene Garcia's anniversary In honor of Merritt Halem's birthday In honor of Mildred Steinberg's birthday In honor of Ruth Littman's birthday In honor of Sage Kantor completing the New York Marathon Mazal Tov to Lenny and Roberta Bendell on the engagement of their daughter, Teri Bendell to Manuel Bou Gordon, Helayne Refuah shlemah to Elinore Rutman and Isabel Wolf Halem, Merritt & Ellen In appreciation of Cantor Norman Cohen Falah for a very spiritual and wonderful High Holy Days Halem, Merritt & Ellen In appreciation of Rabbi Litwak for a very spiritual and wonderful High Holy Days Halem, Merritt & Ellen In honor of the recovery of Dr. Merritt Halem and Eliot Citron Klau, Irwin & Sue In appreciation of Lisa Layne's powerful message on Rosh Hashanah and for a refuah shlemah Leader, George & Diana In honor of Joel and Adele Sandberg's granddaughter, Maya Bodnick becoming a Bat Mitzvah Leader, George & Diana In memory of William Leader Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn In appreciation for High Holy Days Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn In honor of Joel and Adele Sandberg's granddaughter, Maya Bodnick becoming a Bat Mitzvah Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn In honor of George Leaderâ€™s special birthday Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn In memory of Dr. Norton Agron Mintz, Joel & Rochelson, Meri-Jane High Holy Days donation Silverman, Roslyn In honor of the birth of Rabbi Elizor Wolfe's son, Ron Silberman Weber, Mark & Suzie High Holy Days The George J. and Lila Berlin Bridge Fund Lazar, Deborah In honor of Skip and Katie Balteau The Godparents Fund Aronchick, Audrey In memory of Noreen Rache The High Holy Days Fund Balaban, Debra Prayer Books Baros, Irene J. In appreciation for High Holy Days Bloom, Bonnie & Gary Frank Sponsorship of the Choir Director-Accompaniment Bluestein, Mark & Carol High Holy Days Donation Botwinick, Sharron In Honor of the beautiful High Holy Days services Broder-Singer, Rochelle High Holy Days Donation Bronstein, Ronnie & Rachael High Holy Day Children's Program Bulva, David High Holy Days donation-Federation Buncher, Michele High Holy Days donation Community Foundation for Palm Sponsorship of the HHD Professional Choir Beach & Martin Counties Dickson, Errol High Holy Days donation Erdberg, Daniyel & Leonella High Holy Days Donation Esko, Ryan & Valeria High Holy Days donation Freedman, David & Sheila In honor of High Holy Days Fuller, Birdie High Holy Days donation Goodman, Barry High Holy Days donation Goodman, Barry High Holy Days donation Gordon, Marion Sponsorship Kol Nidre Cellist Granoff, Martin E. In appreciation of High Holy Days Green, Irv & Elaine High Holy Days donation Herman, Joyce & Mark In appreciation of High Holy Days Kantor, Charles & Lonnie In memory of our parents and grandparents Kramer, Beverly High Holy Days donation Levene, Laura High Holy Days donation Liebman, Jay High Holy Days donation Moline, Judith High Holy Days donation Parker, Cheryl High Holy Days donation Petroske, Nancy High Holy Days donation Rokhfeld, Mark High Holy Days donation Rosenblum, Jerome High Holy Days donation Rothberg, Rabbi Samuel & Sharon In appreciation of High Holy Days Rubin, Randy High Holy Days donation Sackrin, Alan & Cindy High Holy Days donation Sandler, Pedro Sponsorship of High Holy Days Choir Sandler, Toby High Holy Days donation Sandler, Toby High Holy Days donation Schenkel, Robert & Edna High Holy Days donation Shaw, Robert & Betty In honor of High Holy Days Shidlowsky, Howard In appreciation of High Holy Days services Silverman, Barbara Sponsorship of the Yom Kippur Harpist Stafman, Marilyn In appreciation for High Holy Days Stahler, Ellen High Holy Days donation Stern, Jerome H. & Constanza In honor of High Holy Days Swift, Murray & Judith Sponsorship of Apples for Yom Kippur Vishnevsky, Zalman & Sheila In appreciation of High Holy Days
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Donations June 5 to August 15, 2016 Volkovo, Lyudlilh The Judy & Murray Swift Fund Shulkes, Irving & Joanne Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith Swift, Murray & Judith The L'dor v'dor Fund Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Botwinick, Sharron Botwinick, Sharron Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Goodman, Sandy & Don Gordon, Marion Halem, Merritt & Ellen Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Klau, Irwin & Sue Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann Roskin, Howard & Ingrid Roskin, Howard & Ingrid Roskin, Howard & Ingrid Roskin, Howard & Ingrid Schectman, Aaron & Carol Soto, Frank and Gonzalez, Lorena Wassermann, Barton & Lyanne L. Zuckerman, Rachelle The Memorial Fund Seley, Frederick Anscher, Lauren Baros, Irene J. Bergman, Richard & Barbara Berkowitz, Harry & Deborah Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Boiarsky, Maureen Boiarsky, Maureen Botwinick, Sharron Brenner, Samuel & Sara Elkiss-Sherman, Shirlee Epstein, Lawrence & Carole Epstein, Lawrence & Carole Falcon, Alex & Barbara Faro, Nelson & Rhonda Faro, Nelson & Rhonda Fintz, Marcos & Esther Fintz, Marcos & Esther Frankel, Adam & Sara Fridell Feibus Gittelman, Sol Glassman, Barry & Neena Glickman, David & Rose Ellen Gloddy, Marcia & Vincent Gold, Rita Goodman, Sandy & Don Greenwald, Sheryl Halem, Merritt & Ellen Hollander, Leonard & Harriet Israelson, Stuart & Cindy
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Jones, Susan In memory of Mary Rashap, Julius Jones and Zachary Kolodny Kingsley, Rabbi Ralph P. & Brenda In memory of David Schiffman In honor Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley's 2nd Bar Mitzvah Kingsley, Rabbi Ralph P. & Brenda In memory of Tony Maier In honor of Barbary Ramsay's birthday Klein, Norman & Alice In memory of Malcolm Fromberg In honor of Carol Lewis's birthday Klein, Norman & Alice In memory of Marvin Pack In honor of Louis and Nancy Berlin's anniversary Koreman, Neil & Dorothy In memory of Silvia Koreman In honor of Margery Sanford's birthday Lebovic, Eva & Thomas, Greg In memory of Malvina Lebovic and Cantor David Lebovic In Honor of Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley Leib, Claudia In memory of Mania Leib In honor of Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley's birthday Leonard, Marilyn In memory of Jack Leonard In honor of the birth of Cantor & Mrs. Irving Shulkes’s Leopold, Norman & Karen In memory of Ronald Fishman granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Mendelssohn, Martin & Lynn In memory of Hyman Mendelssohn In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Molot, Sharon In memory of Shelly Plon In memory of Marvin Pack Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann In memory of Dorothy Kovnat Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann In memory of Grete Moos In honor of Rabbi Kingsley's Bar Mitzvah Moss, Gerard & Carol Ann In memory of Maurice Kovnat In memory of Albert D. Weinberg Pearl, Frank & Sue In memory of Florence Pearl In memory of Evelyn B. Silverman Pechter, Phyllis & Marc In memory of Ethel Miller In memory of Bruce Botwinick Pienknagura, Leon & Doris In memory of Irith Pienknagura General donation Pienknagura, Leon & Doris In memory of Rosa Nimelman In honor of Linda and Don Lockshin's anniversary Posner, Marsha & Peter In memory of Sylvia and Benjamin Wax In memory of Carl Lipton Raffel, Leroy & Shirley In memory of Jacob E. Raffel In memory of Richard Rubin Raffel, Leroy & Shirley In memory of Jerry Balbot Speeding Recovery For Kevin Webb Robinson, Harriett In memory of James E. Sampson Wishing Ellen Halem's son, Eliot Citron a speedy recovery Rosen, David & Evelyn In memory of Pauline Liebman Wishing Merritt Halem a speedy recovery Rothberg, Rabbi Samuel & Sharon In Memory of Shoshanna Hass Happy Birthday and a wonderful year to Millie Steinberg Saferstein, Daryl & Merle In memory of Samuel Feldman In honor of Millie Steinberg's 95th birthday Sandberg, Joel & Adele In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman In appreciation of Bob Mirel's admiration for valiant work Sandberg, Joel & Adele In memory of Emanuel Sandberg In appreciation of Lee Goldberg's admiration for valiant work Schanerman, Richard & Bari In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman In appreciation of Murphy Leopold's admiration for Schuldiner, Mark J. & Martha In memory of Aaron Schuldiner valiant work and strong leadership Schultz, Suzette In memory of Lili and Morris Kaltman In honor of Dr. Mary Lou Brotherson's "Bat Mitzvah Birthday" Schultz, Suzette In memory of William Schultz In honor of the birth of Bill & Shirley Lehman's granddaughter Schwalb, Ruby In memory of Leonard In honor of the birth of Cantor & Mrs. Irving Shulkes Simpson, Alana & Stanley L. In memory of Arlene Frederick granddaughter, Sophia Charlotte Brown Solomon, Henry & Janet In memory of Malcolm Fromberg In honor of the birth of Dr. David & Amy Lasko's grandson Sotnick, Linda A. & David D. In memory of Phylip Katz In honor of the birth of Susan & Mel Rachleff's great-grandson Stern, Mae In memory of Franklyn Stern In honor of the birth of Sam & Sara Brenner's grandson Stock, Leah In memory of Morton I. Boiarsky In memory of Samuel Feldman Thaw, Mark & Irene In memory of Hal Hornstein Mi Shebeirah for Kevin Webb Waldman, Richard In memory of Bryce Waldman In Honor of Rabbi Kingsley Bar Mitzvah Waldman, Richard In memory of Harry Waldman In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Warech, Susan In memory of Malvina Lebovic In honor of Eva Lebovic & Greg Thomas Anniversary Warech, Susan In memory of Norton Agron In honor of Lenny & Julie Feldman’s Anniversary Warech, Susan In memory of Sam Feldman In honor of Pamela Shiman’s Birthday Weiner, Arthur & Sunny In memory of Herbert Dannemann In honor of Richard Waldman’s Birthday Zand, Marc & Tracy In memory of Faith Fischer In honor of Rabbi Kingsley's 2nd Bar Mitzvah The Mishkan T'filah Prayer Book Fund Religious School Grandparent's Day Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary In memory of Malvina Lebovic In honor of the youth choir for their participation in Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Wishing Dixie Lampert a complete healing Yom Kippur services Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Wishing Merritt Halem a complete healing Religious School Grandparent's Day Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary Wishing Nancy Simon a complete healing Fintz, Marcos & Esther In honor of Rabbi Kingsley's 2nd Bar Mitzvah In memory of Ethel Leventhal The Programming Fund In memory of Brant Gordon Goldberg, Lee & Robyn Sponsorship of the Magical Shabbat Program In memory of William Baros Gordon, Howard & Jean Sponsoring CU @ Disney Shabbat In memory of Frances Bergman Lockshin, Don & Linda In appreciation In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Silverman, Barbara Sponsoring CU @ Disney Shabbat In memory of Norton Agron Udelson, Ronny & Elise Sponsorship of the Magical Shabbat Program In memory of Malvina Lebovic The Sisterhood Collegiate Fund In memory of Morton I. Boiarsky Drucker, Melvyn & Terry In appreciation of the college care packages In memory of Leon Silverman The Sisterhood Fund In memory of Howard Brenner Hiller, Jane & Simon, Nancy Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers, as I recover In memory of Betty Sherman from surgery In memory of Joseph Teich Perez, Isamar In appreciation of the Sisterhood Circle for the Yom In memory of Mildred Epstein Kippur Break the Fast In memory of Sam Feldman Stein, Lillian In honor of Freda Rozen-Brown’s Birthday In memory of Benjamin Davis Stein, Lillian In honor of Lillian Schwartz’s Birthday In memory of Jack Faro Stein, Lillian In honor of Mary Lou Brotherson's birthday In memory of Dr. Samuel Feldman Stein, Lillian In honor of Millie Steinberg's birthday In memory of Marvin Pack To sponsor the Oneg and Kiddush In memory of Melvin Frankel and Florence Cooperman Bloom, Bonnie In honor of Gary Frank's 65th Birthday In memory of Benjamin Feibus Bloom, Bonnie & Frank, Gary In memory of Bernice Bloom In memory of Rose Gittelman Drucker, Melvyn & Terry In honor of their anniversay In loving memory of Malcom Fromberg Faro, Nelson & Rhonda In honor of their anniversary In memory of Charline Rubin Fintz, Marcos & Esther In memory of Leah Behar (Mima) In memory of Charlotte Cohen Halem, Merritt & Ellen In honor of their birthdays In memory of Wesley Jones Hiller, Jane & Simon, Nancy Thank you all for the prayer cards and donations while in the hospital and recovering at home In memory of Miriam Alman Jones, Susan In memory of Wesley Jones In memory of Rose Tanofsky's Yahrzeit Lebovic, Eva & Thomas, Greg In honor of their anniversary In memory of Mildred Collins In memory of Max Banner In memory of Max Israelson
DECEMBER 2016 / JANUARY
KISLEV / TEVET
Temple Sinai's monthly bulletin, featuring our community's news and events.