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FROM OUR RABBI
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FROM OUR CANTOR
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Relational Judaism 101 Acquire for yourself a friend
Behind the Scenes of the CBS
Hebrew School Teaching Team
Cantors Elisa and Shoshana
perform together again…
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SISTERHOOD / MEN’S CLUB
Exciting programs ahead
waiting for you to explore!
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Birthdays, Anniversaries,
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Second Friday Shabbat and more!
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FROM OUR RABBI
RELATIONAL JUDAISM 101
‫קנה לך חבק‬
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PRESIDENT-ELECT
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PAST PRESIDENT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Steve Bernhardt
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Acquire for yourself a friend
--Pirkei Avot 1:6
When I was a visiting overseas student at
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem,
nothing was more fun than attending
Shabbat services at the neighborhood
Masorti synagogue up at French Hill. I
wasn’t in rabbinical school at the time, in
fact, I was just newly observant, still trying
to find my way around the all-Hebrew
siddur. It wasn’t the service itself that was
fun. Rather, it was going to the services
with friends. It was the walk to and from
services which was engaging. And it was
the potluck or veggie lunches where we
would assemble in the commons area of
Resnick dormitory. This was followed by
afternoons of Scrabble, followed by
mincha/maariv, and then catching the first
post-havdalah bus down to the midrehov in
downtown Jerusalem, to catch a movie –all
this is what made Shabbat fun.
It’s not that the services weren’t wonderful,
but rather, it was the time spent with
friends which made the entire experience
so engaging. And I think the same could be
true for our services and programs here at
Congregation Beth Shalom during the
months of November and December.
There’s certainly enough to do to keep you
busy in the next two months:
CBS Book Club
Jewish Women in Postwar America
by Hasia Diner
Sunday, November 2, 10:00am
Veterans’ Day Shabbat
“Among the Few and the Proud”
Friday, November 14, 8pmSecond Friday Shabbat
Rosh Hodesh Sisterhood Group
Thursday, November 20, 6:30pm
Annual Neighborhood Interfaith
Thanksgiving Musical Celebration
Hanover Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, November 25,
5:30pm Potluck / 7:00pm Service
A History of their Own: Jewish Women in
America w/Professor Hasia Diner
Rabbi Jacob Kraft Education
Foundation Speaker
Sunday, December 7, 12 Noon
“Yes Virginia! There is a Santa Claus”
– Chanukah myths and misas
Friday, December 12, 8pm
Second Friday Shabbat
Man in the Sharkskin Suit
by Lucette Lagnado
CBS Book Club
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:00am
Brews with Jews w/Men’s Club
Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm
CHANUKAH:
Tuesday evening, December 16 to
Wednesday, December 24
That’s, takkah, a lot of programming!!
Dayenu, it would be sufficient, if you
managed to get yourself to all, or even one
of the wonderful events planned in the next
two months. Following a RELATIONAL
JUDAISM model – how much MORE
amazing would it be if you considered
inviting a new member or fellow
congregants to JOIN YOU in attending one
of these programs?
What would it look like if you not only
attended a CBS Book Club event, but
following a RELATIONAL JUDAISM
model - you also introduced yourself to
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your fellow readers, and maybe even shared a brief story
about yourself – after all, who else attends a Book Club
event other than a person who loves stories?
And, what would it look like if you not only lit your
Chanukah Menorah during the eight nights of our Festival
of Lights, but—following a RELATIONAL JUDAISM
model, set up an extra couple of seats at your holiday table
for fellow congregants? After all latkas taste even better
when you share them with friends!
RELATIONAL JUDAISM takes what we have, great
programs, wonderful holiday and Shabbat celebrations, and
just moves it to the next level, by engaging others in
conversation, story-sharing, a well-placed phone call of
invitation, to personalize and humanize the experience –
especially to people who might not otherwise engage. The
programs, of which we have many, do not become an ends
within themselves, but rather, they become a bridge for
creating new friendships and strengthening the ones you
have already established.
In this season of thanksgiving and bringing light into dark
places, I invite you to not only attend our Shabbat, holiday
and intellectual programs, but I strongly encourage you to
invite other congregants, including new members, to
COME WITH YOU! ■
The CBS Book Club, open to all members of the CBS
community, meets every 4 to 6 weeks to discuss a book.
Do you like to read and to learn more about Judaism or
Jewish history? Do you like to share your thoughts about
a book you've read? Looking for a way to spend some
time with friends? Join CBS Book Club on selected
Sundays at 10 am, after Morning Minyan.
November 2, 2014
A Jewish Feminine Mystique?
Jewish Women in Postwar America
by Hasia Diner
December 14, 2014
The Man in the Sharkskin Suit
by Lucette Lagnado
For more information, contact Lori Barbanel
[email protected] or visit
http://www.bethshalomwilmington.org/bookclub
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FROM OUR CANTOR
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CBS HEBREW SCHOOL TEACHING TEAM
It’s hard to believe that we’re already past the High Holy
Days and already a couple months into the Hebrew School
academic year. We are off to a great start!
This month, rather than write about an upcoming holiday or
liturgy, I thought I’d share some of what happens behind
the scenes within the CBS Hebrew School teaching team.
With the hustle and bustle of the busy work week, it can be
easy to miss some of the great things that are happening in
our Hebrew School.
I must begin by saying how proud I am of the CBS Hebrew
School staff. Our teachers and ozrim, teachers’ assistants,
work tirelessly to give the future leaders of our synagogue a
strong and positive Jewish foundation. Although our
teachers teach Hebrew School on a part-time basis, many
put in many more hours preparing for their students and
working in their classrooms outside of school hours. Most
of our ozrim are teens who grew up attending the CBS
Hebrew School and had such a great experience that they
have carved time out of their busy schedules to give back to
the next generation of students. Ozrim not only help out in
class, but also work one-on-one with students who need
extra help, set up snack and projects, and read library books
to the children. In addition, our teachers mentor our ozrim
allowing them to take on more responsibilities, such as
teaching periodic lessons and leading the class in projects.
Next time you see one of our Hebrew School teachers or
ozrim, I encourage you to thank them for their hard work
and dedication. Kol HaKavod, Morim v’Ozrim!
It’s very important to me that we set goals for the Hebrew
School, for each class, and for each of our students and to
build in time to reflect on whether goals have been met. To
that end, when I joined the CBS community, I decided to
require my teachers to submit lesson plans each week,
twice a week if they teach twice a week. While it’s always
a good idea for a teacher to have a plan before teaching a
class, I have my teachers do this for a couple of specific
reasons. Just as we often approach our prayers with
kavanah or intention, I believe that we should do the same
in education. Specifically, teachers submit lesson plans
consisting of three parts: goals, procedures, and
assessments. As a result, each teacher is able to enter each
lesson with goals in mind: what do I want students to get
out of this lesson? What do I want students to know by the
end of this lesson? Teachers are able to teach lessons with
these goals in mind. And secondly, when the lesson is
done, students engage in an assessment. I know what
you’re thinking- a test? an exam? in Hebrew School? By
assessment, I mean, how do we know students reached the
goals of the lesson? To answer your question, we RARELY
defer to exams to assess our students; however, we assess
our students through written and verbal projects, skits, art
projects, and performances.
I’m sure many of you have seen me handing out Hershey
Kisses during Hebrew School dismissal. If a students tells
me at least one thing they learned in class, I give them a
Hershey Kiss. I do this for several reasons. First, it gives
me a wonderful opportunity to interact with each and every
student in the school. It is very important to me to build
relationships with each of my students and I pride myself in
knowing every student’s name. The second reason I hand
out Hershey Kisses is to build in an extra layer of
assessment. While all of my teachers build in assessment
opportunities in class, it’s important for me to hear from the
students themselves to see if their goals have been met.
Lastly and simply, I believe that Torah should quite
literally be a sweet experience for every child.
Aside from writing lesson plans, our teaching team attends
four staff development meetings each year. I hold these
meetings in order to address important issues that arise or
learn about pedagogical techniques that could benefit the
teaching staff and raise the caliber of education at CBS. It’s
a more formal way for us to regroup and reflect.
In addition to holding periodic staff development meetings,
I apply for grants each year in order to be able to send
teachers to NewCAJE (Coalition for the Advancement of
Jewish Education). Each year, educators from day schools,
congregational schools, and clergy come together and learn
together in order to bring new ideas and latest cutting-edge
techniques back to their schools. Thanks to the generosity
of the Rabbi Jacob Kraft Education Foundation and the
Finger-Gordon Foundation, we are able to send at least one
teacher each year.
There is so much more I could tell you about our incredible
CBS Hebrew School teaching team. I hope this gives you
some insight into some of what occurs behind the scenes! ■
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and respected member of the Jewish
clergy community.
The Congregation Beth Shalom
family and friends are cordially
invited to the first twin sister cantorial
concert in Delaware, the Sweet
Singers of Israel Concert on Sunday
afternoon, November 16, 2014, at
3:30pm. We welcome Cantor
Shoshana Abrams Kaikov of
Congregation Ahavath Sholom,
Fort Worth, Texas, as she joins
her twin sister, our own Cantor
Elisa Abrams Casuto, for a
magical musical afternoon,
featuring a potpourri of sacred
music, Sephardic songs, Israeli
and Yiddish melodies, along
with contemporary selections!
Our CBS Hebrew School
Students and Adult Choir will
join our “Sweet Singers” for a
joyous and memorable event.
Cantor Shoshana Abrams Kaikov and
her sister Elisa, born and raised in Los
Angeles California, were active in
synagogue life, music and ritual at
early ages. Shoshanna holds a
Bachelor of Arts in Music from the
University of California, Santa
Barbara, a Master of Arts in Sacred
Music and a Master of Arts in Jewish
Education from The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America
(JTS). She has had previous
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experience as a student cantor at
congregations in Ohio and in New
Jersey while also gaining teaching
experience in New York. Cantor
Abrams Kaikov has lived in
California and New York, and is a
world-wide traveler. In addition to her
cantorial responsibilities, Cantor
Abrams Kaikov is the Education
Director of Congregation Ahavath
Sholom’s Religious School.
Cantor Elisa describes this concert as
“A musical program geared for
people of all ages and backgrounds.
We will take you on a musical
journey back to our roots, making
stops in Spain, Eastern Europe, Israel
and the United States. You won’t
want to miss this opportunity to learn
about the diverse music of the Jewish
People.”
Cantor Elisa, as our CBS family calls
her, studied music at the University of
California, taught religious school,
travelled to Israel with TaglitBirthright and studied abroad in
The 3:30pm concert will conclude
with a reception and friends and
family are cordially invited to this
special afternoon.
Marv Cytron
Thank you for your
generous support for this
concert:
Siena, Italy. A graduate of the H.L.
Miller Cantorial School at JTS, she
studied in Jerusalem her first year of
cantorial school. She added a second
master’s degree in Jewish Education
at JTS and served at a number of
religious schools, related institutions
and synagogues, including Park
Avenue Synagogue, in the
Metropolitan New York area. As
Cantor and Education Director at
Congregation Beth Shalom since
2012, she is recognized as a valuable
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CBS Men's Club
CBS Sisterhood
Suzanne and Peter Burcat
Sue and Marvin Cytron
Frances and Steven Klein
Celina and Ronald Riebman
Jerry Simonowits
Anita and Edward Sobel
WELCOME TO SISTERHOOD’S NEW YEAR
We would like to introduce you to the new CBS Sisterhood
board: Co-Presidents Jodie Pezzner and Elaine
Schmerling; VP of Programming Lisa Kletter; VP of
Communications Meredith Weiss; VP of Membership
Beth Ledger; Religious Life Coordinator Jessica Imber;
Treasurer Judy Zucker; Secretary Linda Saccamondo;
and Member-at-Large Frances Ratner.
CBS Sisterhood ’14-15 is off to a great start, and we have
renewed energy from new CBS and Board Members. We
began the New Year with our first CBS Honey Cake Sale,
thanks to Beth Ledger, to rave reviews. We fed over 60
people for a delicious home-cooked Break-the-Fast Dinner,
and by the time the Kol Shalom is published, will have
kicked-off at our Annual Membership Brunch with CBS’s
own comedienne Shari Short! Rosh Chodesh group will
be meeting and making challahs for New Member Shabbat.
We are stepping up our support of CBS activities and
sponsored the High Holy Days Flowers, and we are
sponsoring or co-sponsoring several events including the
Twin Cantors Concert, Family Promise, and Kiddush
luncheons; and we are working with the Kraft Foundation
and several others to support many programs!
Look for Sisterhood Shabbat and Mishloach Manot and
hamentashen-making in 2015; and new programming
including a Purim Ball! Stay tuned for information on all
our upcoming programs!
We would like to thank several people for all they have
done. Suzanne Burcat, past president, kept the Sisterhood
going for several years and always has good, calm
advice. Falana Walls was invaluable in supporting
Sisterhood (and the Kitchen Klub and so much more at
CBS.) Donna Harlev did fabulous work as our past VP of
Communications, printed our stationery and so much
more! Thank you all for everything.
Todah Rabah to the Kitchen Klub, especially Janet Bailis,
who cooks so much for our Sisterhood and many CBS
events. Finally, thanks to Susan Ebner, Jean Spinner,
Karolin Lipman, Jodie Pezzner, Beth Ledger, Esther
Schmerling and Meredith Weiss who helped cook for
Break-the-Fast.
Join in the fun of being a sisterhood member. It’s a great
way to meet your fellow congregants, and your dues help
support CBS events and tzedakah projects.
Just visit our website, www.bethshalomwilmington.org/
sisterhood, for membership and event information.
Sincerely,
Elaine Schmerling and Jodie Pezzner
Co-Presidents
[email protected]
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOU TO ATTEND
Men's Club Pancake Breakfast and Presentation
Sunday, November 9th, 10:00am
CBS Social Hall.
Schmooze with old friends, and new ones you haven't met yet! Enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast.
Mimosas will be served. Guest speaker will be renowned sex therapist and author, Dr. Debra Laino. Anyone
may attend. Admission is FREE for Men's Club members. $10 for non-members. Visit our website,
www.bethshalomwilmington.org/mensclub to order non-member tickets.
Brews with Jews
Thursday, November 20th, 8:00pm
Stoney's on 202
Join the guys of the Men's Club at Stoney's, for some cold beers, munchies and some
laughs. What better way to enjoy a fall evening. Bring your friends and join in the fun.
Men's Club membership or Jewish affiliation not required.
For more information on these or upcoming events, contact David Fruchtman, Men’s Club
President, [email protected]
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15 FAMILIES JOIN CBS SINCE JANUARY!
Evan Brodsky
Adam and Kim Ginsberg and Family
Gregg and Jennifer Goldstein and Family
Robert Bycer and Margo Gottesman-Bycer
Lenny Kahn
Beth and Jeff Ledger
Arlene Ledger
Rhona Perkins
Liz and Zach Platsis and Family
Marie Rosenberg
Laura Rubin
Jason Stiebel and Family
Alan Tocker and Family
Avrim and Vicki Topel
Anna and Joey Zahn
SCOTT LEWIS LEHRFELD
Scott Lewis Lehrfeld became a Bar
Mitzvah on Saturday, October 25,
2014. Scott is the son of Lawrence
and Wendy Lehrfeld, and the brother
of Jonathan and Alan. The proud
grandparents are Eve (z’’l) and Elliot
Lehrfeld of Oceanside, New York and
Davida and Howard (z’’l) Levitt of
Wilmington, Delaware.
Scott is a seventh grader at Garnet Valley Middle School.
He is an honor roll student and is in the Academically
Talented Program. He is continuing his Jewish education
through the Confirmation Program at Congregation Beth
Shalom Hebrew School. In addition, Scott is an ozer,
teaching aide, at the CBS Hebrew School.
Scott's passion is baseball. He plays for the Brandywine
Youth Club and has competed with the Siegel JCC in the
Mid-Atlantic Jr. Maccabi Games. He has earned his brown
belt in Isshinryu Karate. Scott also enjoys acting,
performing in his school productions of 101 Dalmatians
and Under the Big Top, as well as numerous shows at the
Darlington Arts Center and the Siegel JCC Summer Camp.
In lieu of flowers on the Bimah, Scott helped make
“Mitzvah Baskets” filled with baseball equipment. He
made large collection boxes, to gather new and gently used
items that will be donated to needy kids all over the world,
through "Pitch In for Baseball," a non-profit organization.
The Congregation is cordially invited to attend our New
Member Shabbat Dinner and Services on Friday,
November 21, beginning at 5:30pm.
Dinner will be a traditional chicken meal with a vegetarian
option prepared by the CBS Men’s Club. Dinner is $12 per
person, $8 for children 12 and under. There are limited
spaces for dinner, so please RSVP as early as possible to
guarantee your spot.
Following dinner at 6:30pm, we will move into the
sanctuary for a spirited New Member Shabbat Service.
Desserts will follow the service dutifully prepared by our
CBS Sisterhood.
We hope to seeing you there!
Karolin Lipman
VP of Membership
[email protected]
SAMANTHA ILANA LIPSON
On November 8, 2014, Samantha
Ilana Lipson will be called to the
Torah at Congregation Beth Shalom as
a Bat Mitzvah.
Samantha is a seventh grade
distinguished honor student at Garnet
Valley Middle School. Samantha
dances competitively in Kicks
Academy of Dance’s Company
program. She has also been a teacher’s assistant at Kicks
during both the school year and at dance camp. Dance is
her passion, but Samantha also enjoys spending time with
friends and family, the performing arts, skiing and
swimming. Since she was five years old, Samantha has
swum on the Siegel JCC Swim Team.
For her Mitzvah project, Samantha created and taught a
ten-week creative movement dance class to the pre-school
class at the Siegel JCC. The class culminated with a parent
attended class/recital where the parents were able to see all
that their children had learned.
Samantha is the daughter of Gary and Constance Lipson,
the older sister of Brandon Lipson, and granddaughter of
Charlotte Lipson, Albert Bortnick, and the late Jacob
Lipson and Marcia Bortnick, of blessed memory.
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VETERANS’ DAY SHABBAT: “WITH THE FEW AND THE PROUD!”
NOVEMBER 14, 8:00PM
This Shabbat we welcome our guest darshan, Nate Zahn, as
he recalls his military experience with the United States
Marines .The founding of the Marines goes back to the
establishment of the Continental Marines on November 10,
1775. The Marines have a long, valiant and honorable
history as part of our country’s armed forces. Jews have
served in the marines for many years, most notably in
World War II, when 1,500 Jewish Marines were part of the
70,000 men of the 5th Marine Division that went ashore on
Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945.
More than 6,821 men gave “the last full measure of
devotion” during that five-week battle. The Military
Cemetery on Iwo Jima was dedicated shortly after the
battle, and among the chaplains in that ceremony was Lt.
(Rabbi) Roland B Gittleson, the 5th Marine Division
Jewish Chaplain, whose invocation went across the U.S
wire services and newspapers that day:
“Here lie men who loved America because their
ancestors’ generations ago helped in her founding, and
other men who loved her with equal passion because
they themselves or their own fathers escaped from
oppression to her blessed shores. Here lie officers and
men, Negroes and whites, rich men and poor . . .
together. Here are Protestants, Catholics and Jews
together. Here no man prefers another because of his
faith or despises him because of his color. Here there
are no quotas of how many from each group are
admitted or allowed. Among these men, there is no
discrimination. No prejudices. No hatred. Theirs is the
highest and purest democracy.
Coming in December
SECOND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 8:00PM
“YES VIRGINIA! THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS”
AN INTRODUCTION TO CHANUKAH!
In 1897, Dr. Philip O'Hanlon, residing on Manhattan's
Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old
daughter, Virginia O'Hanlon (1889–1971), whether Santa
Claus really existed. O'Hanlon suggested she write to The
Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time,
assuring her that "if you see it in The Sun, it's so." He
unwittingly gave one of the paper's editors, Francis
Pharcellus Church, an opportunity to rise above the simple
question and address the philosophical issues behind it.
The reply continues to be published today in many
newspapers during the holiday season, concluding with:
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We here solemnly swear:
this shall not be in vain. Out
of this, and from the
suffering and sorrow of
those who mourn this, will
come—we promise—the
birth of a new freedom for
all humanity everywhere.”
After the end of WWII, and
throughout peace time and
times of conflict, Jewish men
and women continue to serve our country in our armed
Forces. Join us as Nate shares his Marine Corps
experience, his Paris Island training, a story unto itself, and
particularly the hospitality of the Jewish community at the
nearby bases where he was stationed. This evening we will
honor those that served, and remember those that gave “the
last full measure of devotion.”
Marv Cytron
(Photo courtesy of Nathan Zahn, USMC)
CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
NOVEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2014
11/7
11/14
11/21
11/28
4:35pm
4:28pm
4:23pm
4:20pm
12/5
12/12
12/19
12/26
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4:19pm
4:22pm
4:26pm
DON’T FORGET CHANUKAH! DECEMBER 16 - 24!
“No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives… and will continue
to make glad the hearts of children.”
We are all familiar with the story of Chanukah, the
Maccabean revolt, and the restoration of the Temple in
Jerusalem. Most notably, the small flask of holy oil for the
menorah, only enough to last for one day, miraculously
lasted for eight days. The oil story was introduced into
Hebrew literature several hundred years after the
Maccabean revolt!! So is this story true, or just a bubbemisa, an old wives tale?
Join us on the Second Friday of December, as Rabbi Beals
explores this question, as well as the story of a
contemporary rabbi of a famous synagogue, who in his
Pesach drash proposed that the Exodus did not take place!
Quite an uproar! Is this rabbi still around? Come to services
at 8:00pm on December 12 and find out.
KRAFT LECTURE SERIES: “A HISTORY OF THEIR OWN” JEWISH WOMEN IN AMERICA
The Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation and the
Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Shalom welcome you to
bagels, a nosh and lecture with Professor Hasia Diner of
New York University on Sunday, December 7, 12:00pm.
Dr. Diner will chat with us about historical Jewish women
in America from such well-known names as Rebecca Gratz,
Henrietta Szold to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to lesser
known personalities like Nobel Prize Laureate, Rosland
Yalow.
Dr. Diner is Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and
History; Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of
American Jewish History; Director, Goldstein-Goren
Center for American Jewish History; and Director of
Undergraduate Studies of New York University.
Hasia Diner's work has been located at the intersection of
American and Jewish history. In a series of projects since
her first book which explored the ways in which American
Jews engaged with the issues surrounding the condition of
black Americans in the early twentieth century through her
most recently published book which examined the ways in
which Jews in post-World War II America went about the
process of creating a public culture which memorialized the
Holocaust. She has been interested in the mutual impact of
America and the Jews. Her writings include:
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The Jews of the United States,
1654 to 2000
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Hungering For America: Italian,
Irish, and Jewish Foodways in
the Age of Migration.
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The Lower East Side Memories:
The Jewish Place in America
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Her Works Praise Her:
A History of Jewish Women in
America
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A Jewish Feminine Mystique?
Jewish Women in Postwar America
There is no charge for the noon luncheon, but reservations
are requested, please e-mail Ed Sobel, [email protected]
comcast.net or phone 302.475.2440 or Marv Cytron
302.764.6250 by Monday, November 24
And yes! Gentlemen are most welcome, as well as friends
and family.
Marv Cytron
(Photo courtesy of Hasia Diner)
A NEW SHABBAT SERIES TO ANSWER THE “I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED” QUESTIONS
Over the years congregants often ask me questions about
Jewish customs, traditions, and practices that they may
observe, but not sure why, or how they came about,
questions such as:
 Why does one light at least two candles on Shabbat?
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Matzo boxes have “challah is taken” or “The laws of
challah have been fulfilled” printed on the wrapper.
What does that mean?
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Are we, The Jewish People, a race or a religion?
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I understand, and know, who are Sarah, Rebecca,
Rachel and Leah when I bless my daughter on Shabbat,
but what’s the deal with Ephraim and Manasseh for my
son’s blessing? Shouldn’t it be perhaps Isaac, Joseph,
Moses, Aaron?
So…beginning in the new year, January 2015, we will
explore these and other questions and issues of Jewish life
on the Fourth Friday. I look forward to exploring and
discussions on these and many more questions and issues
with you.

Why does the bride circle the groom seven times or at
some wedding weddings today, the couple circle each
other seven times?
6:00pm Welcome and Greetings
6:30pm Service!

What books would you suggest for my home Judaica
Library?
Rabbi Michael Beals
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM | 11
November 1
Steven Edell
Roy Finkelman
Constance Lipson
November 3
Samuel Caplan
Susan Ebner
Jack McDermott
November 4
Bill Adelman
Megan Stiner
Alaina Walter
Corinne Wiley
November 5
Steven Weiler
November 6
Caryl Marcus Stape
November 7
Donna Miller
November 8
Robert Cohen
Ruth Ann Ger
Stanley Ross
Michael Sigman
Nathan Zahn
November 9
Anne Glass
November 10
Herman Stein
Gerald Turnauer
Seth Walter
November 11
Cindy Imber
Claire Kantar
November 12
Nigel Caplan
Rebecca Harrison
Bret Morris
Rachel Rodriguez
November 13
Daniel Berkowitz
Ethan Cooper
November 14
Jacob Adelman
Susan Spitzer
November 15
Leslie Dukart
Norman Ertel
Alex Felzer
Linda Saccomando
November 16
Pam-Sue Schwartz
Edward Sobel
November 17
Bernice Tomases
November 18
Peri Berman
Ethel Gorenstein
David Kerner
Alan Levin
November 19
Rebecca Beck
Beverly Cloud
Jason Kutz
November 20
Melissa Stanley
November 21
Howard Barth
November 23
Brent Saliman
November 24
Donna Harlev
Lecia McDermott
Sophie Winaker
November 25
Suzanne Adelman
Gary Gold
Hali Muldoon
Kelsey Muldoon
Celina Riebman
November 26
Samantha Lipson
Jack Markell
Ruth Siegel
November 27
Kim Ginsberg
Berta Kerr
Jill Liebling
November 28
Brian Appelbaum
Alan Horowitz
November 29
Lori Barbanel
Momilani Budner
Rachel Davidson
Ralph Downard, Jr.
November 30
Barbara Felzer
Jamie Rosengarten
December 1
Gregg Fink
Leonard Markovitz
December 2
Rachel Rice
Jake Rosengarten
December 3
David Levinson
Stacy Wintjen
December 4
Paz Becker
Ann Breslow
Philip Fuhrman
December 5
Suzanne Burcat
December 7
Jodi Frank
Jonathan Lehrfeld
December 8
Doris Miller
December 9
Stanley Budner
Robert L. Cohen
December 10
Elliot Mitchell
Karen Morris
December 11
Linda Drowos
Paula Epstein
Madeleine Fruchtman
Ari Gillman
December 12
Jeffrey Drowos
Joel Lipschultz
Gregg Millman
December 13
Kara Haines
Bess Lobel
December 14
Robert Chadwick
Jeffrey Dombchik
Ellen Meyer
Tom Tolin
December 15
Rhoda Dombchik
David Wiley
December 16
Robert Bycer
Ruth Greenberg
Cheryl Mitchell
December 17
Barbara Swinger
December 18
Louis Epstein
Sarah Giffin
Meredith Haines
Rebecca Lustig
Irving Morris
Jordon Rosen
Esther Schmerling
December 19
Lewis Bennett
Kayla Saliman
December 20
Jennifer Fariello
Liz Platsis
Tess Wolf
December 22
Meredith Cloud
December 23
Philip Epstein
Lexi Goldberg
Stacy Weaver
December 24
Eva Weissman
December 26
Shelly Mand
Carla Markell
Harry Themal
Theodore Zutz
December 27
Ellisha Caplan
Steven Ebner
December 28
Carol Derman
Jared Goldberg
Lawrence Ornston
December 29
Jordi Butt
Jill Downard
Gordon Manin
Rebecca Wiley
December 31
Rachel Clark
Ellen Levin
WE WANT TO CELEBRATE
YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH YOU!
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:30PM (NOVEMBER)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 6:30PM (DECEMBER)
Welcome Shabbat and honor fellow congregants during our
Friday Evening Shabbat Services.
MAZEL TOV TO ALL OUR CELEBRANTS!
12 | KOL SHALOM
November 1
Katie & Michael Glazier
November 25
Linda & Michael Saccomando
December 22
Barbara & Leslie Dukart
November 2
Ann & Michael Dukart
November 26
Shara & Ken Bubes
Danna & Roger Levy
December 24
Hinda & Jack Fink
Harriet & Jay Harowitz
December 1
Sarah Truitt & Steven Weiler
December 26
Jodi & Martin Frank
Vivian & Elias Mamberg
November 8
Jennifer & Gregg Fink
November 9
Amie Baker & Robert Hronsky
November 11
Karen & Michael Ballard
November 12
Jennifer & Gregg Goldstein
November 13
Ali Mendelson & Jeremy Winaker
November 19
Rhea & Stanley Levy
November 20
Osnat & Ofer David
Vicki & Avrim Topel
December 4
Cindy & Paul Imber
December 11
Ruth Ann & Errol Ger
Marlene & Gary Gold
December 16
Judith Dolinger & Edward Squire
December 27
Lynne & Terry Sklar
Caryl Marcus & Jeffrey Stape
December 31
Suzanne & Bill Adelman
Seham & Stephan Lewis
December 17
Shirley & Barry Klassman
Susan & Gregg Millman
Sandye & Gerald Turnauer
December 19
Marlene & Lawrence Ornston
WE WANT TO HONOR YOU
WITH A BLESSING!
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:30PM (NOVEMBER)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 6:30PM (DECEMBER)
Welcome Shabbat and honor fellow congregants during our
Friday Evening Shabbat Services.
MAZEL TOV TO ALL OUR CELEBRANTS!
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM | 13
8 Heshvan
(11/1/2014)
Arthur Citron
Howard G. Cohen
Pauline Kaltman
Rose Kelrick
Louis Leibowitz
Henrietta Levenson
Bessie Litwin
Phyllis Wilkins
9 Heshvan
(11/2/2014)
Lena Blatman
Aaron Imber
Don Schechtman
Lillian Schneider
10 Heshvan
(11/3/2014)
Ellen Downard
Judy Greibach
Nathan Spivack
Mildred Weiner
11 Heshvan
(11/4/2014)
Jordan Covin
Helen Lazarus
Benjamin Levin
Helen Rosowsky
Dora Weiner
12 Heshvan
(11/5/2014)
Jerry Balick
Mordko Bendersky
Morris Brodsky
Aaron Byron
Louis J. Finger
Guy Havet
Estelle Hyman
Leonard Leader
Herbert Morris
Evelyn Porcelli
13 Heshvan
(11/6/2014)
Marion Delmerico
Shirley Freedman
Joan Gold
John W. Kane
William Korr
14 Heshvan
(11/7/2014)
Joseph Braiger
Riva Dektor
Charles Moss
Hyman Portnoy
Fredric Rosen
Mary Tocker
15 Heshvan
(11/8/2014)
Hyman Chudnofsky
16 Heshvan
(11/9/2014)
Eric Dolinger
James Goldstein
Rose Rosbrow
17 Heshvan
(11/10/2014)
Anne Abramov
James Arieff
Dr. David Bedrick
David S. Goldman
Shirley Levy
George Preston
Eva Rothenberg
18 Heshvan
(11/11/2014)
Charles Brown
Betty Kamison
19 Heshvan
(11/12/2014)
Edith Bucholtz
David S. Burcat
Van Wie Clyde
E. Aaron Glassman
Abraham Levinson
20 Heshvan
(11/13/2014)
Tevye Dektor
21 Heshvan
(11/14/2014)
Herbert Cohen
Jacob Garfen
Linda Goldstein
Max Hochman
Harriet Kaufman
Fannie Knopf
Dorothy Pollett
Jacob Sadowsky
Henrietta Schwartz
Morris Sommers
Louis Tobin
22 Heshvan
(11/15/2014)
Lillian Balick
Jacob Becher
Morris Perry
Arthur Schuster
Marilyn Spiegel
Katherine Waterland
23 Heshvan
(11/16/2014)
Herman Greenbaum
Betty Hembree
Benjamin Markovitz
Harry Ploener
Bessie Schagrin
Bernice Sobel
Lillian Zeid
24 Heshvan
(11/17/2014)
Abraham Morris
Gertrude Rudman
Julius Turnauer
25 Heshvan
(11/18/2014)
Anna Levin
Abraham Ploener
Mollye C. Sklut
26 Heshvan
(11/19/2014)
Miriam April
Howard Barton
Sarah Ashley Burns
Gerald Burr
Louis Pell
Anna Sklut
27 Heshvan
(11/20/2014)
Harriet Bleier
Rose Cutler
Tibor Forray
Freida Kleinbard
Manette Newstat
Sara Smeyne
28 Heshvan
(11/21/2014)
Rose Metzker
John Rosbrow
James Strauss
David Cytron
Nathan Edell
Max Goldberg
Judith Strauss
1 Kislev
(11/23/2014)
Barnet Belfint
Bertha Cutler
Sylvia Goldberg
Clara Herman
Hyman Reiver
Ann Rudman
2 Kislev
(11/24/2014)
Ida Cohen
Morris Forman
Bessie Lewis
Ruth Siegal
Arnold Silvers
3 Kislev
(11/25/2014)
Sabina Kowlowitz
Sara Rosbrow
4 Kislev
(11/26/2014)
Sima Aserkoff
Anna Braunstein
Samuel Jacoby
Jennie Krichevsky
5 Kislev
(11/27/2014)
William Kaplan
Anna Lehrfeld
Alex Pollack
Ida Schutzman
6 Kislev
(11/28/2014)
Herman Dolinger
Samuel Drowos
Ruth Finger Gordon
Irving Kessler
Helen Levy
Ignatz Roth
Bernard Schaffer
Morris Seltzer
Harry David Zutz
7 Kislev
(11/29/2014)
Irene Abramowitz
Phyllis Baylson
Murray Cohen
Abram Ettinger
Joseph Laiken
8 Kislev
(11/30/2014)
Morris Davidoff
Emanuel Ehrenfeld
Helen Feldman
Ruth Leskiwec
Louis Sherby
Bertha Shusterman
Harry Stone
Harold Wexler
9 Kislev
(12/1/2014)
Samuel Berlin
Lewis Raphaelson
10 Kislev
(12/2/2014)
Leo Keil
Lionel Lipschultz
Jerry Singer
11 Kislev
(12/3/2014)
Robert Ackerman
Bernard G. Greenberg
Melvin Himber
Una Rose
Eric Rotholz
Esther Schwebel
12 Kislev
(12/4/2014)
Ida Edell
Mark Harris
Esther Jacobs
Alan Shapiro
Morris Zucker
13 Kislev
(12/5/2014)
Morris Eisenman
Rebecca Frank
Lena Hirsch
Rose Moskowitz
14 Kislev
(12/6/2014)
Max Bucholtz
Helen Weiner
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM | 14
15 Kislev
(12/7/2014)
Lillian Bellman
Charles Ginns
Edith Gorelick
Daniel Lewis
Alfred Mendelsohn
Albert Raivy
20 Kislev
(12/12/2014)
Dorothy Goldstein
16 Kislev
(12/8/2014)
Jacob Garber
Halina Preston
Barbara Weiner
21 Kislev
(12/13/2014)
Robert Einhorn
Doris Himber
Pauline Kaufman
Jacob Levoe
Anna Lewin
Jacob Rosenblatt
Jack Stutz
Celia Weissman
17 Kislev
(12/9/2014)
Norman W. Grant
22 Kislev
(12/14/2014)
Fay Shore
18 Kislev
(12/10/2014)
Rae Fink
Harry Freedman
Lisa Gross
Hyman Kattler
Harold Schoenberg
23 Kislev
(12/15/2014)
Alfred Carlis
Fannie Kravitz
Bertha Meyer
Herbert Sperber
Emmy Weil
19 Kislev
(12/11/2014)
Emma Berkman
Seymour Donner
Helen Gilbert
Bette Heiman
Nathan Katz
Charles Meyer
Mary Weil
Bertha Wirosloff
24 Kislev
(12/16/2014)
Beatrice Cohen
Rose Nadell
Irving Roth
25 Kislev
(12/17/2014)
Gertrude Brecher
Jacob Lipson
Erwin Schmerling
Bertha Sommers
Tillie Zutz
26 Kislev
(12/18/2014)
Reba Fried
Benjamin Lebowitz
Herman Meritz
Sadye Packer
27 Kislev
(12/19/2014)
Ruth Kashdan
Isadore Reitzes
Henrietta Zutz
28 Kislev
(12/20/2014)
Sidney Cohen
Doris Gold
Nina Roffman
29 Kislev
(12/21/2014)
Anne Z. Freedman
Israel Kurfirst
Rhoda Peri
Jacob Rabinowitz
30 Kislev
(12/22/2014)
Herman Bertman
Louis Dombchik
Gloria Friedman
Joseph Harad
Charles Levy
Izaac Mamberg
1 Tevet
(12/23/2014)
Thelma Bucholtz
Fannie Cohen
Marvin Epstein
Ida C. Goldman
Samuel Haberman
Moses Levitt
Rose Morganstein
Jacob Nadler
2 Tevet
(12/24/2014)
Anita Braunstein
Ralph Breslow
Louis Isaacs
Lillian Kurman
Maurice Harry Picon
Ruth Schwartz
Samuel Shore
Leon Stein
3 Tevet
(12/25/2014)
Searles Aaron Grossman
Lily Karchmar
Lena Roth
Jacob Weiner
4 Tevet
(12/26/2014)
Joseph Blatman
Edith Brash
Brian Dombchik
Emile Olschwane
Beatrice G. Portnoy
Ida Preven
6 Tevet
(12/28/2014)
Pearl Belfer
Anna Cheitlin
Zelda S. Cohen
Tessie Fink
Abraham Haber
James Kaufman
Martin Lubaroff
Ann Schwartz
7 Tevet
(12/29/2014)
Samuel Kowlowitz
Frank Laiken
Katie Morris
Janet Ratner
Martin Yalisove
8 Tevet
(12/30/2014)
Molly Harris
Leonard Karel
9 Tevet
(12/31/2014)
Steven Alexander
Harry Binder
Louis Entel
Ethel Perry
5 Tevet
(12/27/2014)
Bennet Newmark
Herbert Rubenstein
Mae Steinberg
Bertha Sutton
Nettie Weiner
To Michael Ballard, on the loss of his father, Forrest Marshall Ballard
To Toni Young, on the loss of her husband, Stuart Young.
To Craig Sternberg, on the loss of his father, Joseph Sternberg.
To David Blumberg, on the loss of his father, Sidney Steiber.
To Debbie Berman and Ron Cohen, on the loss of their mother, Shirley Cohen.
To Ken Kamm, on the loss of his wife, Cheryl Kamm.
To Len Dwares, on the loss of his mother, Jennie Caras Dwares.
To Ethan Solomon, on the loss his father, Haim Solomon.
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM | 15
“Why Legacy? Why Now?”
Monday, November 3, 2014
Siegel JCC Auditorium, 7:00pm
Hosted by the Jewish Federation of Delaware
For more information about this program and/or the benefits of
creating your Jewish legacy through planned giving, contact:
Andrea Bock
Program Manager
302.427.2100
[email protected]
Seth Bloom
CBS Legacy Society Chairperson
302.584.1592
[email protected]
To Caryl Marcus Stape, on receiving the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.
(This is the highest recognition to women in the Jewish Federation of North America.)
To Gila and Joel Lipman, on becoming grandparents and to Dola Rubin on becoming
great-grandmother to Lauren Dorothy Lipman.
To Katie and Michael Glazier (Sydney) and to Rachel Davidson and Robert Wolf
(Tess) on their daughters Hebrew School Consecration held on Thursday, October 16.
To Rabbi Michael Beals on being recognized by Vice President Joe Biden while
attending a special dinner honoring the Jewish Community.
To Allen Friedland, Warren G. Butt, Evan H. Crain, and Neil G. Hockstein for
being recognized by their peers as 2014 Top Docs by Delaware Today Magazine.
To David L. Finger for being recognized by his peers as 2014 Top Lawyer by Delaware Today Magazine.
16 | KOL SHALOM
Congregation Beth Shalom raises funds to support synagogue activities, programs and projects. To make a donation to any
of our existing funds, please email or call our synagogue accountant, Marlene Greenberg, at 302.654.4462. The minimum
contribution to send a tribute card is $12. To establish a new fund or learn more about contributory opportunities, please call
our synagogue President, Ralph Downard. We appreciate your generosity.
AL BERLIN MINYAN FUND
Mazel Tov:
Leslie & Alan Koralek –
On Your 50th Wedding Anniversary
Sylvia & Ron Rosenberg
Anita & Edward Sobel
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
In honor of:
Danielle Lipman & Ben Wolff’s
Marriage
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
Abe Orgiefsky’s 90th Birthday
Meredith, Ron & Ross Orgiefsky
In appreciation:
Toni Young
Speedy Recovery:
Claire Kantar
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
In memory of:
Frances “Mutzie” Bellak
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Ann Haber Bimby
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Bessie Cerota
Norman Weiner
Bruce Cohen
Mrs. Seymour S. Cohen
Edward Cohen
Mrs. Seymour S. Cohen
Philip Dwares
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Dwares
Julius Finkelman
Pam & Roy Finkelman
Anne Garber
Sena & Robert Garber & Family
Elihu Gottesman
Margo Gottesman-Bycer &
Robert Bycer
Samuel Haber
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Clare Hirschfield
Barbara Stargatt
Frieda Katz
Daniel Katz
Charles Klein
Elva Levine
Freda Klein
Elva Levine
Gertrude Swinger
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Isador Swinger
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Louis Swinger
Barbara & Samuel Swinger
Stuart Young
Barbara Stargatt
BRIAN DOMBCHIK FUND
In honor of:
Gila & Joel Lipman’s New Granddaughter, Lauren
Danna & Roger Levy & Family
In memory of:
Shirley Cohen
Rhoda & Steven Dombchik
Brian Dombchik
Rhoda & Steven Dombchik
Richard Miller
Danna & Roger Levy & Famiy
Abraham M. Preven
Sandy Lubaroff & Family
Ann Simon
Rhoda & Steven Dombchik
Samuel Slomowitz
Rhoda & Steven Dombchik
Joseph Sternberg
Danna & Roger Levy
Stuart B. Young
Danna & Roger Levy
Sandra Lubaroff
CANTOR ANDREW SALZER
MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND
Mazel Tov:
Joyce & Charlie Kaufmann on the
Birth of your Grandson, Dovi Edward
Celina & Ronald Riebman
In memory of:
Shirley Cohen
Celina & Ron Riebman
CANTOR’S
DISCRETIONARY FUND
In appreciation:
Mildred & Herman Cohen
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
In honor of:
Miriam & Steven Edell’s
New Grandson, Jake
Andrea & Richard Levine
The Birth of Our Grandson,
Matthew Edward Levine
Andrea & Richard Levine
Gila & Joel Lipman’s New
Granddaughter, Lauren
Andrea & Richard Levine
Ellen & Bob Meyer’s
“Triple Mitzvahs”
Ginger Weiss
Anna Scholl and Joey Zahn’s Marriage
Karolin & Mark Lipman
Speedy Recovery:
Renee Covin
Karolin & Mark Lipman
In memory of:
Miriam Byron
Karolin & Mark Lipman
Shirley Cohen
Karolin & Mark Lipman
Susan Hirshman
Barbara & Les Dukart
Wendy Linder
Ann Zion
Sybil Sigman
The Sigman Family
Joseph Sternberg
Andrea & Richard Levine
David Waxman
Lillian W. Balick
Stuart Young
Karolin & Mark Lipman
CONGREGATION FUND
In honor of:
Elana Caplan’s Engagement to Genna
Debbie Grossman
Miriam & Steven Edell’s
New Grandson, Jake
Phyllis & Alan Fink
Andrea & Richard Levine’s
New Grandson,
Matthew Edward Levine
Marion & Jack Jacobs
Ellen & Robert Meyer’s
Triple Mitzvahs
Ginger Weiss
Susan & Gregg Millman’s
New Granddaughter, Leora
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
Avery Steffen’s Bar Mitzvah
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
Sarah & Daniel Panock’s Marriage
Mildred & Herman Cohen
CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM | 17
Anna Scholl & Joey Zahn’s Marriage
Ester & Les Balick
Joyce & Charlie Kaufmann
Speedy Recovery:
Renee Covin
Susan Ebner
In appreciation of:
Phyllis & Norman Aerenson’s
Hospitality
Ruth Forman & Herb Keller
Tina & Henry Heiman’s Hospitality
Sheila & Perry Goldlust
In appreciation and joy:
Congregants of
Congregation Beth Shalom
Phyliss Katz
In memory of:
Max Aerenson
The Aerenson Family
Leon J. Barbanel
Aryeh, Danielle & Mark Kuller
& Lori Barbanel
Miriam Byron
Sena & Robert Garber
Celina & Ronald Riebman
Anita & Edward Sobel
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
Charlotte Tannen Carter
Ruth Siegel
Bruce Cohen
Merle, Ronald & Valerie Cohen
Shirley Cohen
Rosalie & Nardy Ableman
Jacqueline R. Berger
Diane & Philip Berger
Barbara & Jewel Broadway
Shirley & Bud Cooper
Arlene & Robert Davis
Andrea & Scott Feinman
Joanne & Michael Finnegan
Ruth Forman
Fran & Bob Freedman
Ken Ghaytanchi & Family
Marlene & Gary Gold
Dr. Edwin A. Goldberg
Angela & Gary Greenberg
Alene Groll
Anita Hershon
Ronna & Moses Hochman
Joyce & Marvin Jeshiva
Cathy & Gerry Kearney
Debbie & Bruce Levin & Family
The Loeliger Family
Sandra & Brooks McCall
Marcy & Joel Mirmelstein
Mary Ann Munley
Harriet Sachs
Ruth Siegel
Edie Slovin
18 | KOL SHALOM
Anita & Ed Sobel
Elaine Stein
Iris & Jack Vinokur
Christine Warheit, Audrey Katz,
Ester Balick & Julie Kleiner
Barbara Watson
Judith & Howard Zucker
Eric Dolinger
Judy Dolinger & Ed Squire
Norman Gardner
Sheila Gardner
Samuel Greengold
Florence Budovitch
Shyer Harowitz
Harriet & Jay Harowitz
Philip Holob
Adeline, Gary, Marissa &
Alyson Holob
Cynthia Imber
The Imber Family
Marcella Kanofsky
Shelley & Barry Kanofsky
Ida Kimel
Faith & Paul Silver
Charles Klein
Naomi R. Klein
Alfred Koerner
Adeline, Gary, Marissa &
Alyson Holob
Nadja Kuller
Lori Barbanel & Mark Kuller
Evelyn Cutler Laiken
Nancy Laiken Swartz &
Dr. Stephen Laiken
Harry Levin
Ellen & Alan Levin & Family
Abraham M. Preven
Sheila Gardner
Lillie Rappaport
The Rappapport & Fieldman Families
Edna Fisher Riebman
Celina & Ronald Riebman
Harriet & Marvin Sachs
Judith Schwartz
Phyliss Katz
Pauline Siegell
Stuart Siegell
Joseph Steiger
Suzanne & Stuart Grant
Joseph Sternberg
Suzanne & Stuart Grant
Robin & Bruce Saran
Steven Turnauer
Sandye & Jerry Turnauer
Elsie Eisner Wachtel
The Rappaport and Fieldman Families
Miriam Westrich
Betty & Barry Diznoff
Stuart B. Young
Elaine Schmerling & Warren Butt
Eileen Cohen & Family
Suzanne & Stuart Grant
Debbie Grossman
Frances & Steven Klein
Barbara & Richard Longwill & Family
Dr. Ruth Morelli
Celina & Ronald Riebman
Robin & Bruce Saran & Family
Dicey Sklut
Elaine & Bernie Snyder
Ginger Weiss
Sylvia Ziering
Lin & Lance Ziering & Family
FINGER GORDON FUND
In memory of:
Abraham Gordon
His Children & Grandchildren
Nathan Kraushar
Dorothy Finger
GLADYS ARIFF
KITCHEN KLUB FUND
In memory of:
Shirley Cohen
Janet & Abe Bailis
Harvey Jacobs
Ina Jacobs
HARRIET KAUFMAN FUND
In memory of:
Michael Flanigan
Lynda & Larry Kaufman
HEBREW SCHOOL FUND
In memory of:
Raymond Bachrach
Rhona Bergman Perkins
Shirley Cohen
Barbara & Stuart Felzer & Family
Marissa Fishman
Barbara & Richard Longwill
HIGH HOLY DAYS HONORS
In appreciation:
Esther Balick
Lillian Balick
Lisa & David Driban
The Harlev Family
Tina & Henry Heiman
Ronna & Moses Hochman
KRAFT EDUCATIONAL
FOUNDATION
In memory of:
Simon Balick
Sidney Balick
Rebecca Fink
Phyllis & Alan Fink
Herbert Fisher
Josephine Fisher
Elaine Gaby
Ruth Siegel
Paul Kessler
Lillian Kessler & Family
Stuart B. Young
Cheryl & Ken Kamm
Lori Barbanel & Mark Kuller
Nancy Sherr
David Siegel
Ruth Siegel
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
In appreciation:
Mildred & Herman Cohen
Marlene & Gary Gold & Family
Jo & Al Kessler
Hershey Schloss
KRAFT ENDOWMENT FUND
In memory of:
Simon Balick
Helen & Bernard Balick
In honor of:
Rabbi Michael & Elissa Green Beals’
Wedding Anniversary
Ellen & Bob Meyer
Bonnie & Nate Zahn
Dina & Alan Lipschultz’
New Grandchild
Linda & Jeff Drowos
LIBRARY FUND
In memory of:
Doris Louick
Felicia Tannenbaum & Family
Stuart Young
Diane Wolf & Lewis Bennett
LINDA GOLDSTEIN FUND
In memory of:
Clara Arieff
Hannah Braunstein
Harry Atlas
Frances Stein & Family
Shirley Cohen
Hannah Braunstein, Sandra Braunstein
& Sam Powell
PRAYER BOOK FUND
In memory of:
Walter Cloud
Beverly & Meredith Cloud
Harry Levin
Carol Levin & Family
Shirley Cohen
Lillian Balick
Linda & Jeff Drowos
Linda Seidenstat
Meyer Joseph Mand
The Mand Family
Roberta Marcus
Caryl Marcus-Stape,
Jeff Stape & Family
Edith H. Picon
Maris & Michael Laurence & Family
Harry Ross
Adele & Stan Ross
Stuart Young
Richard E. Poole
In gratitude for:
Rabbi Beals’ Safely Coming
through the Encounter in Israel
Dorothy Finger
All My Blessings
Bess Lobel
CAMP RAMAH
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In memory of:
Charlotte Tannen Carter
Ethel & Don Parsons
Ellen & Gerry Resnick
Karen E. Sayers
Speedy Recovery:
Alan Beals
Barbara S. & Robert L. Cohen
SCHUTZMAN FUND
In memory of:
Shirley Cohen
Helen & Norman Schutzman
Stuart Young
Helen & Norman Schutzman
In memory of:
Esther Blatnick
Maris & Michael Laurence & Family
Martha Cohen
Barbara S. & Robert L. Cohen
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ISRAELI JAZZPHEST, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 8:00PM, CONGREGATION BETH EMETH
Congregation Beth Emeth in
conjunction with the Israeli Consulate
of Philadelphia welcomes Congregation
Beth Shalom members, friends and
family to a special Shabbat service that
kicks off JazzPhest 2014. The Israeli
JazzPhest is the premier showcase for
presenting the eclectic world of Israeli
Jazz and world music. This annual
event features established and
emerging Israeli musicians. This will be
a special collaborative Shabbat service
of music and concert. The evening
service will feature The Seeds of Sun, a
leading Israeli-Jazz ensemble. Also
performing that evening at CBE, the
Mattan Klein Ensemble’s Tribute to the late Naomi Shemer.
The Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation of Congregation Beth Shalom, along with the Jewish Federation of
Delaware and Congregation Beth Emeth are co-sponsoring this first time in Delaware event. Rabbi Michael and Cantor
Elisa will lead the 6:30pm service at Congregation Beth Shalom, and the service will conclude in ample time to join
Congregation Beth Emeth members for this unique evening. Congregation Beth Emeth is located at 300 W. Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, Delaware.
For more information about the complete series and schedule of performances - please visit, http://on.fb.me/1sW94Fp.
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
Thank you to all who helped to make the Open House a success.
Thank you for everyone who helped out with gardening just prior to this year’s High Holy Days.
Thank you to the entire High Holy Days Committee, Rabbi Michael, Cantor Elisa, Sarah, Marlene, Pat, Tia, William,
CBS Board of Directors, CBS Adult Choir, and congregants who helped to make this year’s High Holy Days successful.
Thank you to the Sisterhood for sponsoring the High Holy Days Flowers and preparing a delicious Break-the-Fast.
Thank you the Men’s Club for serving as High Holy Days Ushers and for assembling and disassembling the CBS Sukkah.
Thank you to all who contributed to our Annual Fund Appeal! We raised over $116K! (Details in January’s Kol Shalom)
Thank you the CBS Clergy, Sarah Andrus, and William Taylor for leading a successful Simchat Torah Celebration!
Thank you the NEW CBS Klezmer Band and Mike Kletter for organizing a truly memorable first event at CBS during
Simchat Torah!
Thank you to our Chesed Network / Committee for their tireless efforts to respond to congregants-in-need.
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THE “KNEAD”
FOR SPEED!
ROSH CHODESH GROUP
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20
6:30PM
The Science &
Spirituality of
Challah-Making
SHAKIN’
THE LULAV
Join the Rosh Chodesh Group for a night of scientific and
spiritual discovery as we mix, knead, braid, and bake,
challah. Learn the science behind bread-making, and the
spirituality of the mitzvah of challah.
AT THE
BEALS’
SUKKAH
Our finished loaves will be served at the New Member
Shabbat dinner the next evening. RSVP by November 14
to [email protected]
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Save The Date!
Purim Masquerade Ball
Saturday, February 28, 2015!
(Pro-Tip: Hit up the post-Halloween clearance sales for
your costume or accessories!)
CHANUKAH 411
PLACE RIGHT TO LEFT
THE QUICK INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOU THROUGH THE
EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
THE STORY:
Chanukah, spelled many different ways, is a Jewish holiday that tells the story
of a miracle that occurred during the re-dedication of the Second Temple in
Jerusalem in 165 B.C.E. (Before the Common Era). A lamp with only enough
oil to last one day was lit, yet the lamp continued to burn for eight days and
nights. This is why the candelabra we use (the menorah) has eight candles - one
for each night throughout the holiday and games like dreidel are played while
songs like Maoz Tzur are sung.
KINDLE LEFT TO RIGHT
ON THE CALENDAR:
Chanukkah begins this year on Wednesday, December 16 and ends on December 24!
When Shabbat falls on Friday, December 19, light the menorah first and then the Shabbat candles.
WHAT PRAYERS DO WE SAY:
On Chanukkah there are three prayers. The last one is said only on the first night. (for Hebrew version, visit our website)
1) Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam asher kidishanu b'mitz'votav v'tzivanu l'had'lik neir shel Chanukah. (Amen)
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe Who has sanctified us with your commandments and commanded us to light the lights of Chanukkah.
2) Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam she'asah nisim la'avoteinu bayamim haheim baziman hazeh. (Amen)
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time.
3) Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha'olam shehecheyanu v'kiyimanu v'higi'anu laz'man hazeh. (Amen)
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE CHANUKAH COVERAGE… WWW.BETHSHALOMWILMINGTON.ORG/CHANUKAH
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TIKKUN OLAM (REPAIRING THE WORLD)
A Congregation Beth Shalom committee has been formed to help focus on Tikkun Olam initiatives in our greater
community (external outreach). The goal of the committee is to inspire membership involvement by pursuing causes that
reflect the values and priorities of our congregants.
Your input is critical to determining the social action initiatives that will be pursued. Please take a few minutes to complete
the survey below, to share what is most meaningful to you.
When CBS offers opportunities for our members to volunteer, are you likely to volunteer? Y or N
If not, why?
_____________________________________________________________________
If CBS offers a community project, would you volunteer? Y or N
If yes, what motivates you to volunteer? If no, why do you prefer not to volunteer?
_____________________________________________________________________________
Which of the following would be areas where you would be willing to give your help?
____ Community Service Project, such as Family Promise (helping the homeless)
____ Interfaith Discussion Group
____ Interfaith Community Projects, such as Food Prep/ Serving for Emanuel Dining Room,
Filling Thanksgiving Baskets for The Sunday Breakfast Mission, providing staff relief at
St. Francis Hospital on Christmas
____Food/Clothing drives
____Mentoring children in public schools
____Bartending Fundraiser for Emanuel Dining Room
Are there any other projects you would like the CBS Tikkun Olam committee to consider
_________________________________________________________________
Is there a particular time of day or day of the week that you would prefer to volunteer?
________________________________________________________________________
Are you willing to support a project with your:
TIME ____ DONATION ____ BOTH ______
Do you prefer activities where the volunteers are:
FAMILIES ________, INDIVIDUALS _______, TEENS ________
Are you completing this form for Yourself: _______ Your family?_________
Any additional comments
____________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Your Name_______________________________
How might we contact you? Phone ________ Email_________________
Thank You!
SEND COPY AND/OR COMMENTS TO:
Congregation Beth Shalom, c/o Tikkun Olam Survey, 1801 Baynard Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802
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CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM
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newsletter of Congregation Beth Shalom,
an egalitarian-Conservative congregation
affiliated with the United Synagogue of
Conservative Judaism. To submit articles,
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RABBI
Rabbi Michael S. Beals
[email protected]
CANTOR / EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Cantor Elisa Abrams Casuto
[email protected]
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (INTERIM)
Sarah Baker Andrus
[email protected]
PRESIDENT
Ralph Downard
[email protected]
The CBS Gift Shop Supports Israel
with shelves of Israeli-made Judaica and gift items. Yes, they are
more expensive, but we are helping out in our small way.
Open during Hebrew School Hours and by appointment.
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