December 2014 - January 2015 1 Shabbat Service Schedule Friday, December 19 7:30 PM Shared Chanukah Shabbat Service (Sanctaury) Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom 9400 S.W. 87 Avenue Miami, FL 33176-2444 (305) 595-1500 Fax (305) 279-4147 www.bbsoomiami.org Rabbi Barry Tabachnikoff zt’l Founding Rabbi RABBIS Jaime Klein Aklepi Samuel Barth CANTOR Ronit C. Rubin CANTORIAL SOLOIST Don R. Bennett, MM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lauren Marks – Cabanas SCHIMMEL - BINDER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL EDUCATION DIRECTOR Renee B. Ritner Danielle R. Tobin Preschool Grandma’s House Infant Day Care EDUCATION DIRECTOR Tamara Perez PRESIDENT Joe Penchansky Executive Board Russell Breiter, EVP & IPP Gary Alvo, Administration & Development VP Michelle Weber, Education VP Howard Rosenbloom, Conservative Ritual VP Nancy Kraemer, Reform Ritual VP Susan Lockenbach, Youth VP Robin Holzknecht, Treasurer Shari Whitcomb, Secretary Directors Philip Coller Carol Sokolow-Dias Mark Farber Louis Feldman Peter Hornik Rena Kublin Eve Lavin Philip Levy Jeff Reamer Rosalie Miller Elias Rimland Debbie Scarry Sandi Siegel Michael Slotnick Affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism & United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 2 Saturday, December 20 Friday, December 26 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM 10:45 AM Conservative Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush Study Session With Rabbi Barth (Library) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM Conservative Shabbat Service (Pre-Function) Reform Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) Saturday, December 27 Friday, January 2 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush 7:30 PM Shared Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) Saturday, January 3 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM Friday, January 9 7:30 PM Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush Saturday, January 10 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM 10:45 AM Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush Study Session With Rabbi Barth (Library) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM Reform Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) Conservative Shabbat Service (Pre-Function) Friday, January 16 Shared Shabbat Services in Honor of Rabbi Aklepi’s 18th Anniversary Saturday, January 17 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM Friday, January 23 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush Saturday, January 24 Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush Study Session With Rabbi Barth (Library) Friday, January 30 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 7:30 PM Saturday, January 31 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 AM Young Family Shabbat (Sanctuary) Reform Shabbat Service Led by Rabbi Aklepi (Sanctuary) Conservative Shabbat Service Led by Rabbi Barth (Pre-Function) Sisterhood Shabbat Service (Sanctuary) Conservative Service (Sanctuary) Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Aklepi Kiddush CLERGY SERVICES Did you know that privacy laws prevent our hospitals from telling us that a congregant is sick? Please help us stay informed about you or members of your family who are in the hospital. We are happy to call or visit. Our weekly worship service includes a prayer for recovery and we are happy to list the names of your friends and family. Rabbinical Thoughts From Rabbi Jaime Klein Aklepi I am so honored to be recognized for my 18 years of service to Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom on January 10th. My sincerest thanks to the committee, chaired by Gary Alvo and Amy Mittelberg, and its many members whose time, dedication and hard work is overwhelming. It seems a perfect time and venue to reflect on these 18 years of life lived together with the congregation. Congregation was always such an important part of the Bet Breira name. It meant that we stood for the people who prayed, played, learned and did good deeds together. It meant that we shared each other’s joys, sorrows and celebrations. As a young rabbi and a young mother, I wanted to work and raise my children in a community like Bet Breira. Rabbi Tabachnikoff loved his congregants and he demonstrated that love to me. I very quickly understood that in order to serve as rabbi one must sincerely love people. Love people enough to lead them to reach greater spiritual, intellectual and emotional heights. Treat people compassionately so that human frailties would not stand in the way of their growth. Celebrate and acknowledge the “wins,” the B’nai Mitzvah, Weddings, Confirmations, Consecrations, Graduations, Trips to Israel and Seders at Sea, and all those times when the community joins together. This is a vision that Barry and I both shared. It is the vision that continues today, through the challenges and changes of synagogue life. After 18 years, I am still all about loving this congregation and leading our community to live with greater meaning, warmth, caring and commitment. I am very proud of what this congregation stands for. First of all, we are always willing to innovate and try something new. From blessing pets to Purim Spiels, from infant care to youth and family programming and education, I’m thrilled to give something new a try, and this congregation has always supported that spirit. They know we are on their side, encouraging them, nurturing them, and modeling Jewish life. We demand that our synagogue be a safe space for every child and adult who comes through our doors. For 18 years, I have strived to challenge and inspire the intellect and spirit of our congregation. I am proud that even today, when “dumbing down” seems to be the norm, our congregants don’t back away from an intellectual or spiritual challenge. Rather, we continue to increase our knowledge and commitment to Judaism. I am very appreciative and grateful to our wonderful team of professionals and support staff: Don Bennett, Ronit Rubin, our newest member of our clergy, Rabbi Samuel Barth, Renee Rittner, Lauren Marks-Cabanas, Tammy Perez, Hellene Strul, Michelle Stewart, Sarah Robleto, Amy Saffer and Alberto Restrepo. Reflecting back over the last 18 years fills me with joy and satisfaction. Alex and I have raised and educated our children here; it is their second home and all of you their family. I am now officiating at the weddings of my former B’nai Mitzvah. Graduates of our former Day School have graduated college, and I have cried at 17 Preschool graduations. I am hopeful for our future. I am confident that the programs and services we provide for our community enrich, enhance and embrace the many facets of modern Jewish life, and I look forward to continue serving Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom. May God bless this holy congregation with the love that drew me here 18 years ago, may we overcome our challenges and together build a vibrant future. Thank you for sharing your lives with me, may we go from strength to strength. Rabbi Jaime Aklepi As importantly, if we try something and we don’t like it, we try something else next time. This is something we should continue and never take for granted, because this environment is not found in most organizations. Our merger is a wonderful example of our ability as an institution to grow and transform. Another area for which I am particularly proud of, is the way we nurture learning. At BBSOO we teach the individual and recognize the uniqueness of every human being. In other words, we recognize the divine in humanity, (b’tzelem elohim, in God’s image humanity was created). That is why our children in our schools, from Preschool Graduation through Confirmation feel so at home here. Rabbi Aklepi studying with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 3 former Chief Rabbi of England. Cantor’s Notes Save The Date Cantor Ronit Rubin Cantor Don Bennett As we travel from Jewish New Year, to secular New Year, this song comes to mind: Kol Shana Matchila B’Siman She’elah Every year begins with a question mark. So far this year we have seen many changes in the world as we know it. New threats to the safety of people around the world. Changes in the American government following the elections. And, changes in our spiritual congregational community. Sisterhood Shabbat and Dinner Friday, January 30, 2015 At the beginning of the summer we bid farewell to Rabbi David Schonblum and to people disappointed with the change. In time for the Jewish New Year we met Rabbi Sami Barth who led us through the High Holidays in new ways. Rabbi Barth explained the prayers we were singing and reading each year. He brought us readings that highlighted the purpose and our connection to the High Holidays. We experienced different approaches to the way we connect to prayer, Torah and God. In November we moved the Friday evening service to another room with a different set up. In this set up, the prayer leader is in the middle of the room, and the congregants are in a semi-circle on two sides of the room. Rabbi Barth challenged me as well, to choose one melody and not another, to approach my singing gently and softly in a meditative way. He has also challenged me by suggesting books to read. And finally, I am challenged because he is not here every week and I will be leading more of the services. Change can be painful, it can be uncomfortable, but ultimately, I believe it’s for the best. It leads to growth and fulfilment in ways that cannot be foreseen. As the new secular year begins, I challenge each of you to greet change with hope and optimism. To meet each challenge with fortitude and a positive attitude. Hazzan Ronit Rubin 4 More details to follow... Executive Director Lauren Marks-Cabanas It’s almost Chanukah time!! We are all looking forward to lighting the menorah, getting together with family and friends and of course all of the kids getting gifts! Col. (Ret.) on February 6-8, 2014. All of the Scholar-In-Residence information will be mailed out soon! It should be a very educational and informative weekend. This year we have a couple of Temple wide Chanukah events that I would love to see everyone attend! On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 5:00 pm, is our Community Wide Candle lighting Ceremony with all of our clergy and Religious School classes. Then, on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm, is our Family Chanukah Shabbat. Celebrate the Festival of Lights together with Rabbi Aklepi, Rabbi Barth, Cantors, Ronit Rubin and Don Bennett and join us in honoring our Habonim and Amen Appeal donors! Also, enjoy a lavish Chanukah Oneg after services. Mark your calendars . . . Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Religious School Habima Megillah Reading at 6:30pm. Sunday, March 8, 2015 is our annual Purim Carnival. Friday, March 27, 2015 is our Men’s Club Shabbat and Dinner. Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Sisterhood Women’s Seder Friday, April 3, 2015 – Erev Passover 1st Seder Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Community Wide 2nd Night Seder chaired by Betty Berson Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Temple Wide Annual Fundraiser. By the time you receive this Shomer, there will be only a couple of weeks until December 31, 2014. If you haven’t made your Amen Appeal donation or joined our Habonim Donors, now is the time to do it! Please consider donating to Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom for your end of year donation to ensure a future together celebrating for years to come. I hope that your Chanukah is joyous, bright and you enjoy your time together! Can you believe that it is already the (secular) New Year? Happy New Year to all!! We have a ton of exciting programs and events set for the New Year, starting off with Rabbi Aklepi’s 18th Anniversary Celebration on January 10, 2015. Invitation have gone out and we would love for everyone to attend. There are opportunities for Sponsorship and to put a message in the Commemorative Journal. For all of the fantastic information and ticket prices, please visit our website at www.bbsoomiami.org or call the Temple office. On Friday, January 30, 2015 is Sisterhood’s Shabbat Service and Dinner. More information will be sent out, mark your calendars! We start off February with our Scholar-InResidence Weekend. Thank you to Suzan and Mark Farber who are chairing this weekend again. We welcome Rabbi Avinoam Sharon Lt. For each of us, Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom has something that we think is special and makes us unique! What is it that makes you excited about our synagogue? What is it about BBSOO that you are most passionate about? What can we do to make our congregation the best in our community? Send me an email ([email protected]) and share what you think makes us good and what you think can make us great! I will share your thoughts (anonymously if you wish) with our Board of Directors. L’Shalom, Lauren Marks-Cabanas 5 In The Spotlight Susan Lockenbach My name is Susan (Kohn) Lockenbach, born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, S.A. My parents; my mother born in Manizales, Colombia, S.A. and my father born in Vienna, Austria. I have an older brother, married with two kids, and a twin sister, and married with four kids and four grandchildren, that all live in Miami. I grew up in a very tight knit Jewish community and attended a Jewish day school, an opportunity I was truly blessed with. Thanks to that upbringing, I have a great love for Judaism and Israel. While in Colombia, I had the opportunity and blessing to be able to travel to various places like Europe, Israel, the Caribbean and United States. As soon as I graduated from High School, I moved to Miami to study at the University of Miami. I went through a five year program and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and that is where I met my husband, Don. He is from Nashville, TN, and moved to Florida in 1973 when his father decided to make Aliyah to Florida! We have been married for 31 years and are proud parents of two wonderful boys, Joseph, who is finishing his Masters of Science in Accounting at UCF, and Ryan, who is a senior at TERRA Environmental Research Institute. I have been involved with various Organizations, among them Hadassah, President for 2+ years, held other board positions and now I am a Life Member along with my husband and sons being Hadassah Associates. My family has been members of Temple Samu-El Or Olom for many years, after doing our Temple shopping. When we had kids, I became very involved with the school, and later the Temple Board. I started and ran a kid’s program, Kids Club, for about five years, while my youngest, Ryan, was in Kindergarten and my oldest, Joseph, was in 5th Grade. This program, that kids loved, was successful and it took pace was once a month, same night as USY and Kadima, and this lead my kids to continue their Jewish involvement at the Temple; such as Preschool, Summer Camp, Kadima, USY, tutoring Hebrew at the Religious school, Bar Mitzvahs, Judaic High School and Confirmation. 6 I held a few Board positions and became very active later with Sisterhood until I became President for three years, now I love my title, “volunteering only where needed and able”. Thirty one years ago when Don and I were getting married, my parents came up with the idea of opening a Judaica Store, since there was nothing available in the area and we had to schlep to Miami Beach to get all our supplies for the wedding. The business, as many of you know by “The Chosen Gift” became a family name. Sadly four years ago when my mother passed away and we saw the change in demographics, high rent and all, we decided to close the physical store and do the next best thing. The 21st century had come around and the internet we went. Now both my sister and I run the online store. So now you know the rest of the story! Schimmel - Binder Religious School News Renee B. Rittner Religious School Director Danielle R. Tobin Preschool News Tamara Perez Preschool Director November was a great month for many celebrations. Thanks to our POPS volunteers, our Scholastic Book fair was a huge success!! Thank you for setting up, helping to sell books, and for cleaning up. We could not have done it without you. It was nice to end the Book Fair with a Grandparents/Special Friends Shabbat. Thank you to all who came and bought books for your grandchildren/children and also bought for our classrooms. We hope you enjoyed the yummy breakfast they made for you. All the children did a fabulous job singing and making a delicious lunch at our Annual Pow-Wow. It was such a joy to see so many families laughing and sharing a meal together with their children and other families. With Chanukah beginning on December 16, we are gearing up for the holiday. We have brought out our dreidels, chanukiahs, and candles. Latkes and sufganiyot are ordered for our class parties. With December ending, it’s that time of year to start thinking about Summer Camp. Here at Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom, we are very proud of our program that is run by our teachers that your children already know and the fact that we focus on the children’s safety first and then fun! Sign up soon to get a great deal. We want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Winter Break and can’t wait to see you again in 2015!! Writing the winter article is always one of my personal favorites to create. While the rest of the country enjoys snow, we have the seasonal temperatures that most people dream to experience. In the world of Jewish learning it is the exact time to think about summer planning. Sending your child during the school year to school for Jewish learning allows them explore Judaism in a formal environment. Here at Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom, we infuse our Jewish teaching with some informal learning, teaching our Judaica through sports and games, performing arts, and technology and multi-media. Our older students can also partake in Jewish social learning experiences with our youth group programming. However, the summer months have an added benefit, young people not only learn and experience Judaism but also live Jewishly with their peers. Jewish camps allow for our children to immerse themselves in a Jewish environment, explore who they are as Jews, and define their own meanings and connections to their heritage. Whether you choose, a sleep-away camp such as URJ Camp Coleman (http://coleman.urjcamps.org/) or Camp Ramah Darom (http://ramahdarom.org/) or some other Jewish sleep-away, an Israel experience, or a Jewish Day Camp (do not forget we have one in our building) your child will engage in living Judaism. Pictures, letters home and stories cannot fully articulate Jewish life that children partake in when they have blessing to spend the summer at a Jewish camp. To stand on Shabbat in one of the chapels and watch the sea of white clothed youth hand in hand make a professional to welcome Shabbat is something beautiful to behold but even more meaningful to experience. Walking toward the Kotel in Jerusalem with 100s of newly found friends and singing at the top of your lungs is a memory of a lifetime. I urge you to explore with your children, the vast choices for a Jewish summer experience. They will have create a lifetime of memories in a few short weeks, grow as a person both as a Jew and as a developing youth, and come back counting the days until they can return to their summer home. If you have any questions about Jewish camping or Israel experiences, please feel free to contact me to discuss. There are many options to look at and every child is 7 different. We can certainly find the right one for yours. BBSOO Youth News Jenine Simon, Youth Director From Our Youth Presidents Shalom, I am Ryan Lockenbach and I am the 20142015 President of USY Inc. USY stands for United Synagogue Youth, and is one of the two youth groups that reside at our temple, Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom, along with NFTY. Attending USY has made a huge impact on my life, and I am proud to say that I have been the president of our chapter, USY Inc., for the past year and a half. I began my affiliation with this youth group at the beginning of sixth grade when I was old enough to join Kadima, the middle school branch of USY, and have attended almost every meeting since. The highlight of my week, besides the weekend, would be every Thursday night we have youth group. Because of youth group, I have made so many more friends that I may not have met otherwise. As we spend years getting to know each other and working together on board, we become our own family. I encourage and hope for all Jewish teens affiliated with our temple as well as those who don’t belong, to join either one, or both, of our youth groups because the friendships made here will be very lasting ones. I loved the programming and services at conventions so much that I decided to go on NFTY Adventures in Israel this past summer. It was a four-week program where I traveled all around Israel with people who I did not know before the trip, but are now my best friends. NFTY is extremely important to me because I have made friendships that will last a lifetime, I have participated in emotional and exceptional programs, and I have encouraged other teens to experience the most that they can out of NFTY. I have found a deeper connection to my Judaism through NFTY. I have grown as a person throughout my numerous NFTY programs and I am who I am today because of NFTY. If you have any questions about our wonderful youth groups, USY Inc. and BBFTY (9-12th grade) and Kadima and JBBFTY (6-8th grade) please contact Jenine Simon our Youth Director at (786) 293-6604 or [email protected] You can also call Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom at 305)595-1500 with any questions as well. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you as a 2014-2015 Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom Youth Group member! Hi, my name is Danielle Askowitz. I am a junior at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. I have been very involved in the Temple ever since I was born. I attended Pre-School and Elementary School at Danielle R. Tobin and then Religious School and Judaica High School. I was a Madricha for third graders and I was confirmed last spring. I spend at least three out of the seven days of the week at Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom. I started to become involved in NFTY in eighth grade when I attended my first convention, Hatikvah Kallah. It is still one of my favorite conventions because I formed friendships with people from other youth groups and I strengthened friendships with people from my own youth group. Ever since Hatikvah Kallah, I have gone to every convention and event that I could. I enjoyed being part of NFTY so much that I decided that year to run for Membership Vice President of my own temple youth group, BBFTY. I won and I created mixers and recruited members for the next year. Then, I became Programming Vice President and I made and led all different types of programs: team-building, leadership, ethical, and many others. Today, I am the President and I oversee the BBFTY board and all BBFTY programs. NFTY has been such a significant part of my life the past few years. 8 Every year the FJMC (Federation of Jewish Men's Club's) has an event to honor a special Man from each chapter. The FJMC mission is to involve Jewish Men in Jewish Life by building and strengthening Men's Clubs in the Conservative / Masorti Movement. They accomplish this by: leadership, innovation and community. This year the FJMC decided to include and honor their Youth of the Year for the first time. They have been honored as Men of the Year, Keepers of the Flame, and Youth of the Year Awards, celebrating examples of leadership within their own communities. This year two members of our synagogue were awarded, Phil Collier and Ryan Lockenbach. Ryan was awarded Youth of the Year for the 2014 Florida Region. Ryan was one of the two youth chosen from all of Florida. We are very proud of Ryan! Sisterhood News Sisterhood is continuing to reach out to our members and members of our Temple Community to plan interesting and enjoyable meetings and programs. On Nov 12th a dinner and program to show our appreciation to our members was held. A delicious chicken dinner was planned by Tobe Marmorstein, Membership VP, and her committee. After dinner yarmulkes were decorated to be worn at the Sisterhood Shabbat Service in January. We attended the Installation Dinner of the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), Southeast District, 35th Biennial Convention in Coral Springs/Parkland, Florida on October 25th. Shirley and I were pleased to see the installation of new officers. One of the officers, Rebecca Lockenbach, is a member of Temple Israel, in Tallahassee, FL, she became the Vice President for Florida WRJ. Rebecca is Shirley Lockenbach’s daughter-in-law. They can open doors and build relationships. This is how we learn and how ideas grow. It is the heart of everything that we do. We ask questions and listen to your answers. Then, we take the right steps to move ahead with confidence and work together for the benefit of our congregation. So, when the conversation turns to Sisterhood, let us listen to each other, and together we will go far. Robin Coller & Shirley Lockenbach Sisterhood Co-Presidents CHAG SAMEACH TO ALL. HAVE A JOYOUS CHANUKAH HOLIDAY It was inspirational to see over 120 members attending with their enthusiasm and dedication radiating. They are members who represented their temples from Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. A reminder*Chanukah gifts are being collected for children in Shalom Bayit, a program of the Jewish Community Services (JCS) of MiamiDade County. You many donate unwrapped gifts, cash, or gift cards. Please leave them at the BBSOO Temple Office or the Pre-school Office. On January 30th there will be our annual Sisterhood Shabbat Service and Dinner. You will receive more details later. We would like to hear from you with your ideas and suggestions as to how we can increase our membership and bring projects and programs that would interest you. **YOU CAN NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF CONVERSATIONS** 9 Men’s Club Report November 16th was a great day for the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Florida Region. On that day at Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek they held their annual Awards Luncheon for the Keepers of the Flame. Our Men’s Club participated and our honorees, Philip L. Coller, as Man of the Year, and Ryan Lockenbach as our Youth of the Year were well received. They received their respective awards as can seen in the picture. Those who attended had a great time. It was like going to a simcha with hors d’oeuvres, Yarden wines, full lunch, dessert, live music and entertainment A special thanks goes to Don Lockenbach who on behalf of our club introduced the honorees. (I never knew he was so funny.) His introduction, especially of his son, is something Ryan will never forget. I also want to thank all of the club members and club supporters who made this event for our club the biggest yet. We had more people attend than in the past, we sold more raffles, which raises funds for our temple, and the sale of ads for the tribute book were up 600% from last year. Mazel tov to all who participated in every facet of this event. On November 23rd, the Men’s Club provided breakfast for the Global Day of Learning. Rabbi Barth and Rabbi Aklepi made wonderful presentations. All who attended learned something that day. The next Board of Directors Meeting for the Men’s Club will be Thursday, December 11th at 7:30PM. On December 14th we will have our Sunday Breakfast Meeting. Our speaker will be author Dale Stanten. The author of the popular book, “The Hookers Daughter”. The book is about her memoirs of growing up in the 1950’s in Jewish Boston. Ms. Stanten has spoken at FJMC Convention in the Boston area and at many temples in Boston, Miami, Arizona. Her book is available on Amazon.com and on e-books with the Kindle, Nook, I-book and other formats. You will enjoy her talk. 10 After all, just from the title you can see it a family like most of ours – dysfunctional! Don’t miss this event. The Board meeting is scheduled for January 21st at 7:30PM. The breakfast will be January 25th at which time we will have our temple president Joe Penchansky teach us how to do our own genealogy and find our roots. One day Joe hopes to write a book on his family’s history. In January the temple is honoring Rabbi Akelpi for her 18 years of service to the temple. I hope that our members will support this event and that we will all see each other there and celebrate with the rabbi at this monumental occasion. If you have not already picked up your Tzedakah box from the temple, please do so, as this is a fund raiser for the temple and it is easy to participate. Each night put your extra change in the box. At the end of the month count the change and send a check to the temple. In this way you will be fulfilling your obligation as a Jew and helping the temple. It’s a great way to teach your children and grandchildren about Tzedakah. Happy Chanukah. May all of you have a very happy, healthy New Year! Philip Coller, Men’s Club President Ryan Lockenbach & Philip Coller 11 Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom Save the Date Combined shabbat service & Chanukah Celebration! friday, Dec. 19, 2014 • 7:30pm Celebrate the Festival of Lights for Chanukah! a beautiful Shabbat for the whole family gelt • dreidels extra special DAIRY oneg including latkas, =”shabbaccino” & sufganiyot Clebrating the Beauty and Spirit of the Holiday! Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom 9400 SW 87 avenue • miami • florida • 33157 bbsoomiami.org 12 13 14 15 Scholar In Residence Weekend 2015 February 6-9, 2015 Rabbi Avinoam Sharon Lt. Col. (Ret.) Avinoam Sharon held senior staff and command positions in the Chief Military Advocate’s Unit of the Israel Defense Forces, and was involved in the apprehension and prosecution of terrorists and the related legal and policy issues of counter‐terrorism. He also acted as liaison to Israel’s General Security Service, the Terrorism and Violent Crime Section of the United States Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and served as the Military Attorney for Judea, Samaria and Gaza before retiring from active duty with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Rabbi Sharon earned his undergraduate degree in linguistics and Semitic languages at Columbia University, and studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was ordained by the Shechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem, and holds an MA in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is currently a doctoral fellow. The Scholar In Residence Program is a vital part of our synagogue’s identity. It is funded solely through congregant sponsorships and participation. We are counting on your sponsorship. This event will provide exceptional educational growth and the good feelings that come from learning and socializing together as a community. Shabbat Dinner $25per person Friday, February 6, 2014 ~ 6:30 pm Scholar will speak during Shabbat Services on the following topic: Sponsorship Opportunities Available □$1,000 (Sage) Includes all Scholar In Residence Events □$500 (Prophet) The State & The Proposed Jewish State Law: Legal & Political Perspectives Includes Shabbat Dinner & Dessert Reception What is a Jewish State and what do the “Jewish State” bills intend to achieve? Can Israel be “Jewish & Democratic?” Includes Dessert Reception & Sunday Brunch Kiddush Luncheon ~ No Charge Saturday, February 7, 2014 ~ 11:00 am Topic: Narratives That Frame Israel: Israel, The Press & The Palestinians □$250 (Teacher) □$180 Scribe □$ _______ Other All sponsors will be acknowledged in the program, on a lobby poster and in the Temple Newsletter. Please send sponsorships by 12/31/14 Thank you very much. A look at how the media presents stories about Israel & shapes our opinions about Israel. Reservations Required Dessert Reception ~ $18 per person Saturday, February 7, 2014 ~ 8:00 pm Topic: The IDF Ethical Code, International Law, & The Gaza War Is the IDF the most Moral Army in the world? The Military & Ethical challenges of the Gaza War. Brunch ~ $12 per person Sunday, February 8, 2014 ~ 10:00 am Topic: Hyphenated Jews: Israeli Jews & Jewish-Americans or Why Israelis Don’t Eat Bagels The New York Times publishes recipes for hummus & describes shakshuka as “The apex of eggs for dinner 16recipes,” but Israelis shun bagels & lox. A look at how Israeli Jews & Jewish-Americans perceive Jewish Identity & each other. Name(s): ____________________________________________ Phone: ____________________ Email: ___________________ Address: _____________________________________________ City: ______________ State: ______ Zip Code: ____________ Attending: □ Shabbat Dinner/ $25per person □ Kiddush Luncheon □ Dessert Reception/$18per person □ Brunch/$12 per person Total; enclosed $_________________ (please Make Checks Payable to BBSOO Attn: SIR 2015) Credit Card #: ______________________________________________________ Exp. Date: __/______ Name it appears on the card: _________________________________ Billing Zip Code: _____________ Scholar In Residence Co-Chairs Suzan & Mark Farber 17 We Thank You For Your Donations Rabbi Aklepi’s Discretionary Fund Donor In Honor Of: Martha Kaplan Backer Rabbi Aklepi Marilyn Caplin HHD Services James & Dana Cohen Jack Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah Francine Francis For beautiful services Celia Isaacs Rabbi Aklepi Iris Kaplan & Family Rabbi Aklepi Nancy Kraemer Robin Holzknecht Amy & Rickey Mittelberg HHD Services Frank & Corinne Moses HHD Services Rabbi Judith Siegal Rabbi Aklepi’s 18th Barbara & Randy Wool Rabbi Aklepi Howard Zall Saul Chapman Donor Gary & Eileen Alvo Gary & Eileen Alvo Gary & Eileen Alvo Annemarie & Wayne Block Annemarie & Wayne Block Judy & Daniel Cowan Judy & Daniel Cowan Francine Francis Larry & Lissa Gross Larry & Lissa Gross Larry & Lissa Gross Neal & Francine Hamel Herbert & Sandra Koross David & Faith Mesnekoff David & Faith Mesnekoff Faith & David Mesnekoff Amy & Rickey Mittelberg Amy & Rickey Mittelberg Amy & Rickey Mittelberg Stanley Newmark Sharon Rothman Phyllis & Richard Sandrow Nancy Solomon Joseph Tanenbaum Julie Reby Waas Shirley Wool In Memory Of: Joyce Kazlow Harvey Kazlow Frieda Yudin Joseph R. Block Irving Block Howard Kaplan Sylvia Friedman Sylvia & Marty Abidon Irving Podrid Sam Gross Lillian Gross Sylvia Friedman Norma Silver Rose E. Judd Hyman Raphan Luella Lester Bob Sherry Sylvia Friedman Frieda Yudin Lillian Newmark Morris Dick Gisela Dinert Jerry Caplan Jean Kleiman Alfred Reby Fanny Cohen Cantor Don Bennett’s Fund Marilyn Caplin James & Dana Cohen Nancy Kraermer Amy & Rickey Mittelberg Frank & Corinne Moses In Honor Of: HHD Services Jack’s Bar Mitzvah HHD Services HHD Services HHD Services Emily Friedman Music Fund Gary & Eileen Alvo Ruth Berman BBSOO Preschool Staff 18 Caplin Marilyn The Greidinger/Rittner Family In Memory Of: Sylvia Friendman Sylvia Friedman Sylvia Friedman Sylvia Friedman Sylvia Friedman Rabbi Barth Discretionary Fund Donor Murray Epstein Paula Finkle Bill & Diane Hochstetter Bill & Diane Hochstetter Donor Raquel Tennen In Memory Of: Shoshana Epstein Evelyn Silverman Evelyn Silverman Solomon Luftig In Honor Of: Rabbi Barth for Naming Amy Rzeznik Cantor Ronit Rubin’s Fund Donor Ann Cody Sarah Koenigsberg In Honor Of: Aliyah Aliyah Donor The Coller Family Harold S. Goldstein Sarah Koenigsberg Gerald Kohn Ann Rothman Bernard & Naomi Sprecher In Memory Of: Joseph L. Coller Louis Goldstein Isaac Kaplan Zina Kohn Frances Elovitz Stanley Sprecher Rabbi Tabachnikoff Memorial Fund Donor In Memory Of: Marlene & Richard Levy Frieda Yudin The Tabachnikoff Family Rabbi Barry Tabachnikoff The Tabachnikoff Family Morris Kaplan The Tabachnikoff Family Irving Turtletaub The Tabachnikoff Family Sam Caplin The Tabachnikoff Family Dr. Bernard Kaplan The Tabachnikoff Family Adeline Tabachnikoff Heller Operating Fund Donor The Singer Family J. Phillip & Jennifer Carver In Honor Of: Spencer’s Bar Mitzvah Mitchell Horwich Operating Fund Donor Robin Holzknecht Joel M. Levin Fred & Diane Wilk In Memory Of: Michael Meyers Nathaniel M. Levin Louis Lande Schimmel Binder Religious School Fund Donor In Honor Of: Ann Cody Aliyah Schimmel Binder Religious School Fund Donor In Memory Of: Rosalie Binder Harold Zissman Rosalie Binder Martin Binder Rosalie Binder Anne Binder Myrna & Ralph Fistel Matilda Sandler Myrna & Ralph Fistel Walter Fistel Paul & Beth Klugerman Gerald Klugerman We Thank You For Your Donations Scott N. Woolman Fund Donor Leslie & Harvey Stern In Memory Of Simon Stern Tzedakah/General Fund Donor Susan & Michael Slotnick Susan & Michael Slotnick Susan & Michael Slotnick Susan & Michael Slotnick In Memory Of: Sylvia Friedman Howard Kaplan Evelyn B. Silverman Frieda Yudin Tzedakah/General Fund Donor Ruth Berman Lena & Irving Gall In Honor Of: Frank & Judy Kreutzer Joe Penchansky’s Presidency Youth Programming Fund Donor Regina Frances Regina Frances Mildred Sablotsky John & Sharon Tannen In Honor Of: Raquel Tennen Eve Lavin John reading Torah John reading Torah Youth Programming Fund Donor Barbara Myers In Memory Of: Ed Myers Yahrzeit Fund Donor Christine & Dennis Baron Pam & Barry Brown Audree Barrow Berry Grisell Behar Jerry & Rhoda Berger John & Betty Berson John & Betty Berson John & Betty Berson Gilbert Bogis Gilbert Bogis Marilyn Caplin Ronald Feldheim Fern & Lawrence Fishkin Fern & Lawrence Fishkin Ralph & Myrna Fistel Regina Frances Regina Frances Regina Frances Mark Gilbert Richard & Sylvia Glaser Arthur & Judy Goldman Arthur & Judy Goldman Shirley Grayson Larry & Lissa Gross Larry & Lissa Gross Karol Hochman & Family Karol Hochman & Family In Memory Of: Benjamin Baron Mickey Davis Paul Barrow Eusebio Sanchez Max Berger Robert Livingston Albert Berson Annette Berson Harry Roth Ida Feller Robert Dingfelder Peter Feldheim Belle Rubinstein Edith Rishkin Basilia Nick Emily Velelli Emmanuel Velelli Evelyn Silverman Mary Morris Charlotte Glaser Fannie Barkin Mollie Goldman Albert Grayson Samuel Gross Irving Podrid Ira & Miriam Epstein George Hochman Yahrzeit Fund Donor Karol Hochman & Family Sharon Huss Daniel & Elaine Katz Shirley Katz Elaine Klein Harvey & Marilynn Klein Gloria & Allan Kohn Natalie & Howard Kleinberg Natalie & Howard Kleinberg Irving & Marilyn Kreisberg Irving & Marilyn Kreisberg Irving & Marilyn Kreisberg Irving & Marilyn Kreisberg The Kressel Family Charles Leder Michael & Lynda Liebman Stanley & Rita Lindenbaum Richard & Pat Lyons Hillelene S. Lustig Shari Manasa Jean Mandell Thomas & Linda Mann Thomas & Linda Mann Sandie & Howard Margoluis Jerone & Roberta Mittelberg Frank & Corinne Moses Frank & Corinne Moses Sam Nevel Sam Nevel Sylvia Pomerlan Bertha Rabinowitz Elias & Roz Rimland Sharon & Marty Rothberg Abraham Salstein Eleanor Schwartz Eleanor Schwartz Eleanor Krutel Seltman Jeanette Simon Kenneth Simon Barry Simons Raquel Spil Iris Somerstein Marilyn Mackson Stein Shirley Wachovsky Dorothy & Jack Weiss Rochelle Wesler In Memory Of: Kyla & Samuel Fund Albert Grayson Erwin Katz Jacob Katz Lillian Klein Samuel Klein Abraham Furer Robert Bernstein Benjamin Kleinberg Morris Kreisberg Mollie Kreisberg Bertha Levy Julius Levy Ethel Kressel Minnie Leder Henry Liebman Bessie Mordoh Herbert E. Lyons Edward Lustig Stanley & Leona Steinmetz Morris Mandell Mitzi Mann Samuel Klein Helen Rosin Harry Mittelberg Richard Moses Joseph Traeger Frances & Alfred Block Harry Nevel Samuel M. Pomerlan Peggy Visser Jacob Zeluek Louise Rothberg Lillian Salstein Rose Rosow Louis Rosow Jack Krutel Hannah Sonneborn Thelma Simon Alan Simons Preidel Kamber Alan Somerstein Isadore Mackson Harry Ruttenberg Annie Weiss Helen Silberg As of 12/2/14 19 Mazel Tov Lulu Caudillo on the birth of her grandson, Shia Noble Proud parents are Nicolas and Lauren Carresco ~~~~~ Mazel Tov to Marcie & Brian Levy for the baby naming of Brandon Levy ~~~~~ Mazel Tov to Alison & David Bernstein for the marriage of Paige and Adam Siper ~~~~~ Mazel Tov to Jeff and Lisa Buchwald on their Wedding ~~~~~ Mazel Tov to the Lemoine Family for Raquel Lemoine becoming a Bar Mitzvah ~~~~ Mazel Tov to the Solomon Family for Sean Solomon becoming a Bar Mitzvah ~~~~ Mazel Tov to the Klein Family for Danton Klein becoming a Bar Mitzvah ~~~~ 20 May Their Memories Be For A Blessing Yahrzeits For December Samuel Adel David Ewen George Kelley Donald Murray William Scherer HenryAdelman Matilda Feinman Sammy Kestemberg Richard Nefsky Frances Schur Sylvia Altschuler Millin Lauren Feinswog Lillian Klein Harry Nevel Clara Shaw Ben Arber Regina Joan Firestone Benjamin Kleinberg Muriel Oppenheim Ginger Shechter Leo Aronson Edith Fishkin Edward Kress Sarah Ozar David Shugerman Sidney Backer Louis Fishman William X. Krisel Harry Palgon Bill Seigel Herman Bader Sidney Fishman Mollie Krutel Rachel Palgon Norma Silver Alberto Bale Walter Fistel Cynthia Landers Irving Pdrid Arthur Silverberg Paul S. Barrow Isadore Flam Nicolau Leda Jane Pyle Sylvia Silverman Beverly Batdorf Sara Flam Minnie Lee Leder Sol Weiner Record Thelma Simon Malka Beitel Henry Freshman Mary Leider Pauline Reiner Ernesto Sivilla Max Berger Harold Friedman Marta Leone Naomi Rice Tania Socherman Robert Bernstein Abraham Harold Luella Lester Ana Rinland Alan Somerstein William Bernstein Abraham Furer Barry Levin Elaine Rogoff Stanley Spector Ann Binder Aaron Gilbert Michael Levine Joseph Rood Israel Sperling Alan Blatt Bertha Ginsberg Yetta Levitt Edns Rosen Bernard Stein Rose Bluming Ruth Gitlin Eli Levy Jack Rosenblatt Joseph Steinberg Sidney Bochner Rose Glasser Etta Levy Jonathan Rosenbloom Renee Steinberg Samuel Jacob Brenner Max Gleiberman Fannie Lieberman Lillian Rosenbloom Leah Mandel Sternbaum Dorothy Burrell Harriet Cheskin Gold Markus Lifschultz Howard Rosendorf Naomi Stiller Edward Busker Barnett Goldner Girard H. Litt Joyce Rosenfeld Mira Strauss Debbie Cain Sandford Goldstein Julia Mandel Kay Robbins Rosenfeld George Thorpe Deborah Krissel Cannon Herbert Marvin Goodman Morris Mandell Louis Rosow Esir Tobolowsky Jere Chait Abrham Gottfried Sue Margolis Irving Ross Sylvan Tobolowsky Fannie Chernoff Emery Green Florence Markowitz Sylvia Roth Bertha Tulin Ralph Citron Jeanette Greene Irwin Marmostein Moises Rozen Harry Tulin Harry Cohen Harold Gross Eleanor Meltzer Belle Rubenstein Jonathan Turk Louis Cohen Martin Grusby Henry Metter Harry Rubin Peggy Visser Mordechai Cohen Sheldon Haas Bella Miller Martin Rubine Eva Waldman Edward Ira Constantin Charlotte Halpert Nathan S. Miller Nancy Rudolph Lucille Weiner Myra Davis Louis Hauser Harry Mittelberg Hilda Rzeznik Sol Weiner Harry Dobkin Otiha Gonzalez Herrera Anna Mittentag Herman Saferstein Annie L. Weiner Joseph Dollinger William Hochman Esther Molasky Lillian Salstein David Weizer Ruth Zion Dubbin Herbert Hochstetter Zachary Moore Joel Sameth Harriet Zeientz Helen Duchon Bernice Horowitz Sally Mora Louis Sanchez Vallerie Ellis Sidney Jacobson Jackie Moro Matilda Sandler Max Epstein Preidel Kamber Alfred A. Morris Benjamin Sapler Nathan Erhlich Sarah Katz Gladys Morris Bernard Schandler 21 May Their Memories Be For A Blessing Yahrzeits For January Elaine Agin Dora Agron Albert Ancona Adrienne Aronson Rees Arthur Esther Feldman Bakalar Herbert Baron Sidney Bernstein David Bethel Sadie Betman Isidore Bodell Samuel Braunstein Elsie Brenner Fannie Brenner Harry Bressman Milton Brill Benjamin I. Brown Cecil K. Brown Fannie Brown Samuel Caeser Sarah Cease Ester Wolff Charles Herman Charles Samuel Chasinowitz John Claman Francine J. Cohen Geoffrey Coll Arthur Davis Sylvia Dingfelder Louis Epstein Mildred Epstein Gene Essner Sarah Esterman Susan Falk Herman Farber James Fein Samuel Feinglass Isidore Feinstein Esther Feldman Joseph Ferranti Israel Fertig Isadore Fine Rebecca Herzog Finel Belle Fink Bernard Firestone Rachel Fischer Sarah Fishman Tom Fitzpatrick Rebecca Frankel Bertha Freeman Leo Freeman Eva Esther Freund Hilliard 22 Furman Max Fux Samuel Ginsburg Reba Gladstone Albert Gleiberman William Glick Carol Goldfarb Isaac Goldikener Samuel Goldstein Pearl Gonsky Marvin J. Goodman Alexander Gordon Harry Gordon Lois Gordon Earl Jay Gratz Harry Greenberg Abraham Greenschlag Pearl Gross Benjamin Gubernick Nelson Guthrie Max Haar Judy Haber Olive Harris Cecile Held Meyer Alan Hipsman Martin Hirsch Martha Hirschberg Emma Hyman Moishe Hymenson Sol Israel Lillian Jacobs James Jacocks Albert L. Kahn Rose Kaminsky Milton Kandell Ellen Kaplan Abe Karpel Arnold Katz Rose Katz Stuart Katz William Katzenstein Ben Klein Kenneth Klein Sidney Klein Josh Kligerman Edith Knopf Harry Knopf Helen Koltun Benjamin Kornfield Nikola Mike Kovac Albert Krainson Alice Krisel Johm Kronenfeld Simon Krug Marvin Lashinsky Rachel Lauger Libby Lehrman Gail Levine Morris Levine Yale Levine Fannie Levitt Samuel Levy Lucille Lieber Arthur Lieberman Leo Lieberman Florence Lomaskin Yetta Crowell Lubiz Albert Markovitz Judy Meckler-Gold Henry V. Merkle Michael Merrill Bette Metter Joseph Meyer Henry Michaels Rhoda Miles Michael Mirell Izzy MIttentag Elaine Mittler Dorothy Mondres Vidal Morales Jack Morris Dorothy Moses Gertrude Conitzer Moses Maurice Moses Bernard Moskowitz Karl Nussbaum Charlotte Pajunen Rita Parker Lena Pawliger Bertha Perkins Michael Pfeffer Bernard Pollack Debra Pollack Fanny Pomerlan Harry H. Rabin Morris Rabinowitz Laura Rampone Ruth Raphan Eric Rauschwerger Wesley Reisberg David Reiss Shirley Resnick Gilbert Richmond Fedora Risano Ruben Paul Rosen Marion Rosenthal Sandor Rosin Belle Ross Julius Rothman Ashar Rousky Joseph Rubenstein Claire Rubin Douglas Salzberg Belle Salzberg Paulina Katriel Saphir Marjorie Scheinblum Arthur Schimmel Mildred Schimmel Donald Schlesinger Philip Schmidt Gert Farber Schneider Sadie Z. Schoenholtz Ruth Schranz Robert Schrek Frances Schupack Jack Schwartz Jeffrey Schwartz Sidney Schwartz Sarah Seltman Helen Shapiro Judy Dresner Shapiro Pearl Shapiro Rose Shapiro Tracey Shapiro Harry Sheldon Harold Shiffman Rose Shlossman Celia Shubitz Lenore Siegel Philip Singer Richard Sirkin Tammy Tepper Smith Anne Sperling Blanche Spiegel Pauline Spitz William Steinberg Judith Stern Sol Sternin Stanley Sundheim Harry Tannenbaum Manis Tannenbaum Doris Tanner Grace Tavss Isadore Taylor Howard Jay Tayne Abraham Tobolowsky Oswald Tutnauer Joyce Uttan Mayti Volch Herman David Wagner Edna P. Weine Daphne Weiner Jack Weinstein Charles Weiss Ethel Weiss Sarah Dogole Winitz Stuart A. Wintner Annette Wolfson Sylvia Wolfson Rose Wurtzelman Anita Young Hellen Ziegler Clara Isabel Zimelman Harry Aiwiak Ann Zuflacht Celebrations... December Flavia Jacobson Sandi Siegel Larry Cravez Jorge Pereira December Anniversaries January Anniversaries James Arthur Rebecca Klein Rachel Silver David Faber Sophia Pereira John & Betty Berson Scott & Judy Ackman Bonnie Askowitz Gloria Kohn Cassie Simon Mark Farber Moshe Petel Bruce & Debbie Bloch Edward & Lily Blanco Andrew Barnett Phyllis Koss Ellie Simon Ruth Feinstein Carol Price Russell & Randee Breiter Greg & Dana Brenner Corey Berman Jamie Kressel Tyler Slakman Deborah Fishkind Marybeth Prusher Marc & Becky Buchwald James & Dana Cohen Alison Bernstein Nicholas Lee Alessandra Taraboulos Sarah Fishkind Jacob Quallo Albert & Amy Coven Robin & Carol Faber David Bernstein Raquel Lemoine Raquel Tennen Stephanie Fox Marvin Robbins Mark & Suzan Farber Matathais & Zora Frances Lily Blanco Todd Lewis Lawrence Wheatman Jessica Frank Tallie Rzeznik Mark & Suzan Farber Glenn & Susan Fusfield Claudia Brahms Gabriel Linden Shari Whitcomb Rebekah Friedman Desiree Rzeznik David & Clarissa Fux Alan & Sharelle Levine Miriam Brandes Don Lockenbach Eilana Wieder Richard Frost Colby Saffer James & Mariana Green Steven & Sheri Lieberman Sherwood Cantor Hillelene Lustig Steven Wolf Mollie Girnun Brad Schandlerr Allan & Gloria Kohn Craig & Marybeth Prusher Max Clark Jessica Menasche Haley Zilberberg Joseph Glick Michael Shapiro Martin & Dona Levine Leonard Roberts & Elaine Klein Mia Cohen Rachel Mittelberg Joshua Goldberrg Jessica Shapiro Mark & Suzanne Levitats Amy Coven Samantha Myers January Sofia Goldgewicht Max Shearer David & Faith Mesnekoff Daniel Cowan Nathaniel Nevins Eileen Alvo Debra Gomberg Barry Simons Marvin & Eleanor Robbins Zachary Cravez Jordan Panter Judd Aronowitz Isaac Gordon Jesse Singer Daniel & Joan Salzman Aaron Farber Elaine Pasekoff Sebastian Askowitz Rowan Holzberg Susan Slotnick Brad & Joy Schandler Saul Farber Ariel Patel Natalie Askowitz Jackie Horwich Samuel Socherman Leo & Dorothy Scherker Nicole Feldman Lisa Polin Joanne Bayer Michael Klugerman Sean Solomon Bob & Catherine Schur Jake Feldman James Prater Jack Bellins Roberta Kressel Shawn Somerset Stan & Carol Shapiro Paul Fishbein David Ramras Gerard Berger Rena Kublin Aidan Somerset Mitchell Fishkind Aaron Rodriguez Lee Binder Joshua Levitats Susan Spinnato Deborah Forer Marsha Rosenbloom Marisa Binder Elliot Levy Elaine Stein Elsa Fresco Evan Rosenthal Edward Blanco Ivy Lewis Harris Steinberg Paul Friedman Rebecca Rothman Lauren Bloch Samantha Lieberman Nanci Steinberg Elyse Furgang Laura Rozen Lucas Brenner Susan Luria Patrick Taylor David Fux Michelle Rubin Hailey Brenner Daniel Mann Patricia Taylor Tiffany Glick Reuben Rzeznik Howard Camner Frannie Marmorstein Joseph Tobolowsky Ethan Gordon Mark Salky Elijah Camner Morris Matz Julie Waas Howard Gouz Eva Saltz Jarrod Cardona Jacques Menasche Blake Weinger Corey Hamel Steven Sanko Allen Cohen Lea Menasche Gregory Wolf Branden Hamel Joy Schlander Jesse Covas Noah Merwitzer Randy Wool Robin Holzknecht Brian Shapiro Alberrt Coven Brian Mittelberg Matthew Jacobs Lara Shapiro Judy Cowan Danielle Nacron Samuel Jacobs Michelle Sherry Matthew Cowan Benjamin Oppenheim Phil & Phyllis Shenkman Scott & Sandi Siegel Jonathan & Sharon Tannen David & Patrice Tobolowsky Mark Beutler & Julie Waas 23 Miller Myers Security Systems Sales 16115 SW 117th Ave., Unit #2 Miami, FL 33177 Cell: 305-753-7659 ~ Tel: 305-592-6970 ~ Fax: 305-592-9366 Email: [email protected] www.paradyme360.com Miller Myers Security Systems Sales JEFFREY S. 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Temple Office & School Closed 7:30pm– Shared Shabbat Services Oneg to Follow 8:45am -Conservative Svc. 9:15am – Bagels & Bible 10:45am -Kiddush Luncheon 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 No Religious School 10:30am - Unity Church 4pm - Jump Rope 3pm - Baptist Fitness 5pm - Religious School 7pm - Nightly Minyan 11:45am - Weight Watchers 4pm - Jump Rope 7pm - Judaic High School 7pm - Nightly Minyan 7:30pm - Sisterhood Bd. 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