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Rabbi Jaech’s Blog
Objects and Memory
When my grandmother, a devout Lutheran, died many years ago, my brothers and I wanted a ritual that would
help us remember her in a meaningful way. Her official funeral took place in a Lutheran church, where much of the
funeral consists of prayers, while few words are spoken about the deceased. We wanted to do something more to
honor her memory.
My brothers and I gathered together by a river in Mount Rainier National Park, in an area my grandmother
particularly loved to hike. Each of us brought an object that reminded us of her. We took turns speaking about the
object and the memories it triggered; then we scorched each object with a flame and buried it next to the river.
Using the objects to trigger memories of our grandmother was powerful and effective. In our family, we tended
to talk awkwardly about love and loss. But as we passed around each object, it was easy to talk about our memories of
our grandmother.
One of the objects we brought to the river that day was a gaudy rubber bathing cap. The bathing cap reminded
us of our grandmother because she wore one just like it when she came to swim in our pool. As we looked at the cap,
we could picture Grammy paddling back and forth, a contented smile on her face. We remembered her yappy
dachshund who loved to run around the pool and bark as we splashed the water. We recalled the chlorine smell of the
pool’s water, and the way the water caught the sunlight as our grandmother moved through it. We talked about our
grandmother wrapping herself in a towel after her swim, pulling off the bathing cap and running her fingers through her
hair. All of these vivid memories were inspired by one bathing cap.
Objects can be the gateway to memory. The Torah directs the Israelites to wear fringes (tzitzit) on the corners
of their garments so that they would look…and recall all the commandments of the Eternal (Numbers 15: 39). In this
way, objects not only trigger memories, but can lead to spiritual insights.
To explore this topic further, on Sunday, January 25th, I invite you to attend Objects and Memory: a Creative
Spiritual Workshop. This program will be led by Lauren Shenfield, Millie Jasper, Sylvana Trabout and me, and will be
held at Temple Israel from 9:15 to 11: 15 AM. (Bagels and coffee will be provided.) We ask participants to bring an
object that reminds them of a loved one who has died. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Honoring the Legacy of Dr. King
Every year it is important to join with the larger community to honor the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther
King, Jr. and recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for social justice and racial unity in our country. Given the
events of recent weeks (and months), this year’s commemoration will have a special resonance.
This year’s celebration will also include an honor for Temple Israel. The Peekskill Area Pastors Association
(PAPA) has established an award in Dr. King’s memory and selected Temple Israel to be the first recipient of this award.
It will be presented at the Martin Luther King commemoration on Monday, January 19th (3 PM at the Peekskill Middle
School). The award recognizes the role Temple Israel played in the struggle for civil rights in the 1960’s. Members of
our choir will also be participating in the program. Please join with our neighbors from many faith communities as we
unite for this important purpose.
Cantor Avery’s Blog
Upcoming Musical Programming and a Thank You
“My job is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this world, and if used right it may help to save the planet.”
-Pete Seeger
This past Shabbat we had a very special musical program in honor of Chanukah. Our temple’s tefila band (Sh’ma
Na Na) and adult choir (Hallel B’shir) participated, led by Sariva Goetz and Eddie Pleasant, their respective directors.
They filled our sanctuary with the light of song as we celebrated Shabbat and Chanukah, the festival of lights.
Last month, on November 16th, our temple choirs participated in our Interfaith Thanksgiving Program. We had
clergy and congregants from many different faith communities in Croton and our choirs, Hallel B’shir, Selah (our teen
choir), and the Temple Israel Glee Club (our youth choir), led by Edward Pleasant and accompanied by Dina Pruzhansky,
represented Temple Israel with great honor.
As your cantor, I’ve been incredibly blessed by the amazing personnel I work with to bring this music to you.
Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, as always, has been an incredible supporter of our temple’s music program. With her support, the
support of our temple president, Steve Rubinstein, and our amazingly talented music staff, temple accompanist Dina
Pruzhansky, choir director Edward Pleasant, and band director Sariva Goetz, our congregation’s music program
continues to flourish. Our temple choirs and band have spent hour after hour in rehearsals to bring our beloved musical
heritage to life. Their commitment is something a cantor can only dream of. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to
each and every one of you for all you give to this sacred community.
We have two special programs coming up. On January 19th, we are participating in the Peekskill Area Pastors’
Association MLK Jr. program at Peekskill Middle School at 3 p.m. Temple Israel is being honored that day for our
community’s efforts in the civil rights movement. Our choirs and band, led by Edward Pleasant and by me, will
participate in the music for that day.
On Friday, January 23rd, we will have our 8th Jazz Music Shabbat Service!!!!! These services are some of the most
joyous services we have at Temple Israel, and that’s saying a lot. Please come to our Jazz Music Shabbat service, at 8
p.m., for a glorious and prayerful Shabbat!
Like Pete Seeger’s quote states above, I believe in the power of music and it’s potential to heal the world. Music
has the ability to revive a tired soul, to empower and liven a community, and I believe, if used right, it can indeed help to
save the planet. One of our most important missions as Jews is tikkun olam, repairing the world. Come and be a part of
lifting our prayers to heaven and Earth through the power of music. Together we can make a difference.
If you would like to be a part of the music program, either by participating in one of our groups, sharing your
ideas, or by donating to the Music Enrichment Fund, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. My love to all of you
and my best wishes for a Happy Secular New Year!!!!
In Peace, In Song, and In Love.
Guy Felixbrodt’s Blog
Jewish Education, Walmart and Social Action/Social Justice
Nothing we use at any of the educational programs at Temple Israel was purchased at Walmart- nothing! Why
does it matter and why do I bother writing about it? Well, it is actually quite intrinsic to what we are trying to do at the
CJL. We teach all of our students, from our kindergartners all the way to the senior class, that being Jewish is about
Tikun Olam, and that we all have a great responsibility towards making the world a better place.
Walmart is a one of the worst examples of the negative impact corporate America can have on the world. As a
company they offer very low wages regardless of how long an employee has been with the company, they don’t allow
their employees to organize and unionize, and worst of all, many of Walmart’s employees need social services help like
food stamps because their paychecks are inadequate. In addition, the source of most of the chain’s products come from
China where they are made by workers whose experience is the equivalent of slave labor; working long shifts and living
in horrible conditions. Finally, when Walmart opens a store the local economy is adversely impacted because the small
local stores are forced out of business and there is a very low return to the community. Almost all the profits go back to
the corporation and the billionaire family who owns it. (For more information you can watch the documentary that was
made about this phenomenon: Walmart-The High Cost of Low Prices, )
Clearly, Walmart’s business practices go against the philosophy of our school. We teach our children to care
about and help others in need. In age appropriate ways, we encourage all our children to learn about our world and
make a difference. One way we do this is by encouraging our children, preschoolers at the Early Childhood Center and
all the children in the CJL, to bring Tzdakah every week. Another way our children learn about Tikkun Olam is by
participating in field trips outside the classroom. Kitah Bet (2nd grade) goes to a food pantry to donate food and learn
how to help those less fortunate than them. Kitah Gimel (3nd grade) goes on a field trip to a local farm to learn about
sustainability and recycling. Kitah Dalet (4th grade) goes to a local nursing home to sing to the elderly and learn about
being a Mensch. Kitah Hay (5th grade) goes to the Eldridge Street Museum to learn about the Jewish heritage in our area
and how to respect our elders and our parents. Kitah Vav (6th grade) goes to the local VA hospital to meet our veterans,
sing to them and learn about Bikkur Cholim-visiting the sick. Kitah Zayin (7th grade) goes to the Museum of Tolerance in
NYC to learn about racism and the holocaust, how to become more tolerant and how to take action rather than being a
bystander. Kitah Het/Tet (8/9th grades) go on a day trip to help a local social service organization. Kitah Yud (10th gradeconfirmation) goes to Washington, DC to learn how our government works and how to lobby for human rights. And
finally our Bogrim (11/12th grades) go on a trip to help rebuilding a community in need.
We teach that we cannot help the whole world, but we can definitely be more responsible and do our part
locally. I personally do not shop at Walmart. Using my buying power, I take a stand by making this choice. As a Jewish
educator, I cannot accept the company’s business practices. I believe that we can all act within our own scope. As the
Hebrew saying goes: Tipah Ve’Od Tipah Tihiyena LeYam-a drop and another drop will become a sea. It is my hope is that
our students realize their social action and social justice power and the responsibility that comes with that power. We
want them to act with the Jewish values we teach them here at Temple Israel. This is why until chain stores like Walmart
change their practices; we will not support them with our buying power at the Temple. We want to make a difference
and we want to make what we teach relevant. We hope you will join us on these efforts.
Israel Column
House of David inscription on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Tel Dan Stele is a broken stele (inscribed stone) discovered during excavations at Tel Dan in northern Israel. Dating
to circa 830 BCE, it consists of several fragments making up part of a triumphal inscription in Aramaic, left most probably
by Hazael of Aram-Damascus, an important regional figure in the late 9th-century BCE. Hazael boasts of his victories over
the king of Israel and his ally the king of the "House of David." This is the first time that the name David had been found
outside of the Bible. The Tel Dan Stele can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until January 4th as part of the
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age” exhibit.
Mosaic Magazine
The tagline on the Mosaic web site is “advancing Jewish thought.” If you’re interested in contemporary topics, issues
and ideas impacting the present and future of the Jewish people then Mosaic Magazine belongs at the top of your
reading list. The site is updated regularly with essays, observations and editorials which are followed by responses from
other notable writers who provide alternative viewpoints. Two popular essays on the site as of this writing are “How
Anti-Semitism Became a Social Movement” and “No Apology for Alarm,” about the results of the recent Pew report on
Jews in America. You can start on the site’s home page or head to the Monthly Essays section to jump in to the lead
pieces and their responses from the past several months.
Israel’s Gas Offers Lifeline for Peace
Natural gas is both a geopolitical tool and a target in Israel, where a newfound bonanza of resources has the potential to
improve ties with energy-hungry Egypt, Jordan and even the Palestinian Authority.
New gas field discovered off Israel’s coast
Yet another natural gas field was discovered off Israel’s Mediterranean coast — the third largest found in Israeli waters.
Tel Aviv receives recognition and awards
Tel Aviv has received several awards and recognitions recently. It was named the “world’s smartest city,” winning the
World Smart Cities Award against 250 competitors. The city was designated a UNESCO creative city for media arts. Tel
Aviv, along with Jerusalem, became the first cities outside the US to win Bloomberg Philanthropy grants. Israel’s Central
Bureau of Statistics reported that in Tel Aviv the average income per person and the average expenditure per person
were the highest among all Israeli cities. And, Tel Aviv’s Gan Hahashmal neighborhood scored second place on Thrillist’s
“Top ten sexiest neighborhoods on Earth,” behind Rio De Janiero’s Ipanema neighborhood and ahead of SoHo in New
Rinsing Israel Out of Europe: The Zionistfrei Movement
In Nazi Germany, it was all the rage to make one’s town Judenfrei. Now a new fashion is sweeping Europe: to make
one’s town or city free of the products and culture of the Jewish state. Across the Continent, cities and towns are
declaring themselves “Israel-free zones.”
EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist
The European Union's second highest court ruled that the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas must be removed from the
EU’s terrorism blacklist, but temporarily maintained the listing for three months pending any appeal by the EU.
Congress passes bill to make Israel 'major strategic partner'
Congress voted unanimously to pass legislation making Israel a "major strategic partner" of the United States. The bill
has passed the House and the Senate and now goes to President Obama for his signature.
Israelis go to the polls on March 17th
The upcoming national elections in Israel will determine the composition of the new Knesset and of the government to
be established based on the results. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has posted a list of frequently asked questions about
Elections in Israel.
TINW Brotherhood
The Brotherhood of TINW Presents: Comedy Night on Saturday, January 24th 2015
Doors open at 7 PM- Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $50 each.
Invite your friends. Reserve your own table. Pease support the Brotherhood and all of our programs which help the
Temple family and community at large. Snacks, cash bar, & a sumptuous array of desserts after the show! 50/50 Raffle.
Send a check to the Temple Office. Reservations must be accompanied by payment.
If you have questions, suggestions and/or if you have an idea that you’d like to promote, please feel free to contact
any Brotherhood Board member listed below:
Vice Presidents:
Midnight Run Coordinator:
Jobs Contact Coordinator:
Steve Samuels (271-9364); [email protected]
Matt Copel (962-1997); [email protected]
Neal Freiman (962-2401); [email protected]
Mike Metz (245-0997); [email protected]
Mark Casso (432-8711); [email protected]
Marc Schwartz (245-4433); [email protected]
Peter Goldich (917) 364-1733; [email protected]
Norman Newman; [email protected]
Sisterhood Snippets
Sisterhood remains dedicated to Tikkun Olam.
Help with our ongoing Towel and Toiletries Drive for homeless men and women in Westchester.
You can help us by bringing some of these Items:
•Towels and washcloths –
•Toothpaste and toothbrush
•Band-aids and lotion
new or gently used
•Feminine hygiene products
•Shampoo and conditioner
•Soap and deodorant
•Cough drops
Please place your gifts in the collection box in the Temple coat room. Questions? Contact Ann Reibel at
[email protected] and/or call her evenings at (914) 271-8940
Join Sisterhood - Get involved and help support a variety of Temple Programming - it’s easy!
Complete the membership form and send with a $40 membership fee to TINW Sisterhood, 31 Glengary Rd., Croton, NY
10520. First year temple members are free!
Objects and Memory:
A Creative Spiritual Workshop
Presented by: Rabbi Jennifer Jaech,
Millie Jasper, Lauren Shenfield
and Sylvana Trabout
Sunday January 25th, 9:15 to 11:15
at Temple Israel
Please bring an object that reminds you of a
loved one who has died.
Space is limited -- please contact Rabbi Jaech
to RSVP or for further information
Call 271-4705 ext. 121
January Yahrzeits
Lillian Batkin, grandmother of Suzan Rich
Estelle Simon, grandmother of Linda Samuels
Martha Hochstim, mother of Edith Reiner
Linda Dan, friend of Irene Judd
Linda Dan, friend of Jacob Judd
Joyce Lippmann, sister of Harriet Bender
Joseph Lerner, father of Martin Lerner
Aaron Kletter, father of Ronni Gambardella
Joseph Copel, father of Matthew Copel
Janine Snow-Schwartz, mother of Danielle Snow-Schwartz
Janine Snow-Schwartz, wife of Mal Schwartz
Morton Gold, brother-in-law of Annette Birnbaum
Janine Snow-Schwartz, mother of Kyle Snow-Schwartz
Fay Leitzes, mother of Martin Leitzes
Herman Dym, father of Lois Schwedelson
Alice Rubin, grandmother of Nancy Anton
Sherman Merle, father of Carol Merle-Fishman
Harold Goldstein, grandfather of Frederick Parker
Mildred Butterfass, mother of Stephen Butterfass
Chaya Perlroth, aunt of Sherry Brickman
Samuel Lynn, father of Richard Lynn
Chaya Perlroth, aunt of Jeanne Schrier
Katheryn Brown, mother of Randall Swan
Louis Deaner, father of Audrey Miller
Isaac Natchigal, brother of Harriet Bender
Frieda Lipschitz, mother of Gisele Glosser
Charles Bearak, father of Ina Bearak Helfand
Mary Helbraun, mother-in-law of Muriel Helbraun
Sarah Kommit, grandmother of Jody Meyer
Esther Kraus, grandmother of Helene Levine
Elliot Levine, son of George Levine
Mary Klein, mother of Helen Lynn
Carolyn Jaquith, wife of David Jaquith
Carolyn Jaquith, mother of Julianne Jaquith
Carolyn Jaquith, mother of Alyssandra Jaquith
Charlotte Purnick, sister-in-law of Cecile Schrader
Walter Strauss, husband of Lore Strauss
Ben Pincus, brother of Jean Bernstein
Manny Bochner, friend of Jean Bernstein
Morris Palenbaum, uncle of Pamela Kanterman
Mollie Feir, mother-in-law of Susan Feir
Ethel Silverman, mother of Harvey Harlem
Ed Hesse, friend of Elizabeth Panken
Ed Hesse, friend of Bruce Appelbaum
Sharon Bernstein, daughter of Roy Bernstein
Sharon Bernstein, daughter of Jean Bernstein
Frieda Feinberg, mother of Mortimer Feinberg
Goldie Orlein, mother of Nettie Roth
Elaine Goldberg, mother of Ron Goldberg
Helen Snyder, aunt of Jonathan Kratter
Dolores Korten, mother of Ellen Greenberg
Bernard Baily, grandfather of Miriam Risko
Selma Linz, mother of Charles Linz
Mollie Katz, grandmother of Steve Samuels
Harold Blumberg, uncle of Bruce Masserman
Robert Markey, brother of Bonnie Markey
Seymour Gratz, father of Jeffrey Gratz
Harold Albin, father of Francine Greenberg
Gaye Katz, mother of Jennifer Katz
Gaye Katz, wife of Warren Katz
Jack Fisher, father of Martin Fisher
Jason Yaeger, father of Adam Yaeger
Elliot Levine, son of Helene Levine
Rose Feinberg, mother of Barry Feinberg
David Edelman, father of Diane Steinberg
Marion Brechner, mother of Berl Brechner
Louis Stephens, father-in-law of Rhoda Stephens
Rachael Markowitz, grandmother of Stanley Wertheimer
Dorothy Paul, mother of Marylin Newman
Barbara Goldstein, mother of Jeffrey Goldstein
Dorothy Miller, mother of Carolyn Cony
David Berlfein, cousin of Harriet Bender
Sydelle Seiden, mother of Joan Kazin
Leslie Bernick, father of Helene Levine
Beverly Davis, grandmother of Beth Whipple
Joseph Wechsler, father of Iris Levine
Elsie Mellion, grandmother of Elizabeth Panken
Harry Schrader, father-in-law of Cecile Schrader
Eva Sisk, grandmother of Lisa Bogdan
Herbert Schwartz, father of Stephanie Driver
Herbert Schwartz, father of Richard Schwartz
Josephine O'Connell, mother of Geraldine Rosenzweig
Leon Lobel, father of Evan Lobel
Sylvia Stitzel, grandmother of Carol Levin
Dan Swan, father of Randall Swan
Eugene Rosenwasser, father of Diane Skalak
Esther Gold, aunt of Bruce Appelbaum
Andrea Jeffers, friend of Iris Levine
Daniel Goldberg, father of Ron Goldberg
Beatrice Rothfleish, grandmother of Iris Levine
Hedy Hirsch, mother of Claude Hirsch
Ann Firer, aunt of Sally Schecter
Joseph Helfand, father of David Helfand
Hugo Mellion, grandfather of Elizabeth Panken
Lee Roth, father of Merrill Roth
Marie Lowenstein, mother of Barbara Gochman
Sol Schrier, father of Jeffrey Schrier
Norman Greenblum, father of Tracy Abatemarco
Selma Effros, mother of Alan Effros
Constance Tanenbaum, mother of Bruce Masserman
Herbert Furst, husband of Sandra Furst
Judith Goetzl, sister-in-law of Robert Laibowitz
Ella Coleman, cousin of Roy Bernstein
Bernard Rubinstein, father of Steven Rubinstein
Irving Eisenberg, uncle of Gene Watsky
Judith Goetzl, sister-in-law of Laura Laibowitz
Isador Levine, grandfather of Mark Levine
Murray Kratter, father of Jonathan Kratter
Evelyn Wexler, mother of Steven Wexler
Mildred Schmidt, grandmother of Jennifer Jaech
Bessie Edelman, mother of Diane Steinberg
Jeffrey Katz, brother of Warren Katz
Joyce Gajsler, aunt of Jeanne Schrier
Hyman Moskowitz, father of Jay Moskowitz
Cecile Esseryk, mother of Rachel Rosell
Patricia Benson, sister of Geraldine Rosenzweig
February Yahrzeits
Rabbi Frank Zimmermann, stepfather of Daniel Levin
Sona Silberman, mother of Steven Cony
Violet Camac, mother of Deanna Sandor
Violet Camac, mother of Laura Turco
Charlotte Collenstein, mother of Virginia Cashman
Henrietta Dinkin, mother of Naomi Landesberg
Elliot Hochberg, uncle of Neal Freiman
Madeline Iasparo, grandmother of Lisa Hutter
Jack Skilowitz, father of Amy Gibson
Estelle Gardner, mother of Marla Gardner
Ira Seebacher, father of Robert Seebacher
Rabbi Herschel Levin, father of Daniel Levin
Ella Koenig, mother of Rhonda Berkowitz
Rose Dann, grandmother of Sandy Rubin
Annette Panken, mother of Elizabeth Panken
Julia Rudner, grandmother of Whitney Goodman
Robert Needle, husband of Kathe Needle
Shirley Miller, mother of Karen Bank
Max Berman, father of Sheila Effros
Chana Janowski, mother of Ziporah Janowski
Seymour Woller, father of Barbara Woller
Toby Peller, mother of Richard Peller
Andrew Leon, friend of Steven Rubinstein
Philip Feigenson, father of Alan Ferris
Simon Belson, step-father of Jean Bernstein
Gladys Kleiman, mother of Mark Kleiman
Eugene Wexler, father of Steven Wexler
Dorothy Engelson, mother of Ellen Engelson
Blossom Harris, mother of Edward Harris
Henry Meyer, cousin of Charles Linz
Irving Goldberg, father of Eileen Gehebe
Joseph Brechner, father of Berl Brechner
Simon Lipschitz, father of Gisele Glosser
Faye Cutler, mother of Gordon Cutler
Jack Frankel, uncle of Susan Greenberg-Burnette
Lois Jacobson, sister of Beth Deckert
Edith Lowinger, mother of Judith Stein
Rosalind Wagreich, mother of Herbert Wagreich
Marilyn Talve, sister of John Gochman
Leo Peller, father of Richard Peller
Max Farkas, father of Carolyn Kunin
David Haft, father of Bonnie Franks
Judah Somerstein, father of Meryl Laub
Debra Preston, cousin of Elizabeth Panken
Lee Roth, mother of Merrill Roth
Jean Bender, mother of Harvey Bender
Gerald Brayer, father of Jayne Brayer
David Schraier, father of Peter Schraier
Max Levine, father of George Levine
Irene Cohen, sister of Lawrence Kanterman
Jean Kalish, mother-in-law of Sarah Kalish
Gertrude Shapiro, aunt of Sandy Rubin
Arnold Platt, father of Lisa Rudley
Louis Cutler, father of Gordon Cutler
Beatrice Weinberg, aunt of Susan Gilbert
Selma Burchman, mother of Edmund Burchman
Marvin Rosen, father of David Rosen
Rose Maver, mother of Marlene Cartaina
Irwin Pincus, brother of Gloria Tannenbaum
Martha Trustman, grandmother of Joann Stern
Sylvia Goldberg, mother of Eileen Gehebe
Michael Goldberg, father of Roberta Goldberg
Henry Meyer, father of Robert Meyer
Max Rosenberg, grandfather of Susan Schwartz
Sidney Aronchick, father of Martin Aronchick
Harriet Kraus-Bernick, mother of Helene Levine
Donald Chizzik, father of Richard Chizzik
Anne Laibowitz, mother of Robert Laibowitz
Daniel Jaech, uncle of Jennifer Jaech
Fred Appel, father of Sandra Goldstein
Dora Nesselroth, aunt of Jeanne Schrier
Ida Buchman, grandmother of Marc Schwartz
Esther Meyer, grandmother of Robert Meyer
Bernard Braverman, father of Jody Meyer
Jean Nadelman, aunt of Irene Judd
Esther Meyer, aunt of Charles Linz
Dora Nesselroth, aunt of Sherry Brickman
Samuel Klein, uncle of Richard Peller
John Machover, grandfather of Linda Samuels
Esther Bank, mother of Michael Bank
Abraham Chesler, father-in-law of Harold Zabitz
Abraham Chesler, grandfather of Holly Zabitz
Steven Tanenbaum, step-brother of Bruce Masserman
Paul Seidenberger, father of Lore Strauss
Jay Schaffer, father of Andrew Schaffer
Oscar d'Adolf, father of Stuart d'Adolf
Thank you to all who donated this month
Rabbi Jaech’s Discretionary Fund
In loving memory of Mickie Wertheimer, Arthur Falk and Jennie Chase, from Andrea and Stan Wertheimer
In loving memory of Asher Wagner, from the Masserman Family
In loving memory of Jean Newman, from Norman Newman
From Ellen and Mitch Taube
With much appreciation for the beautiful Baby Naming Ceremony you preformed, from Mary Lou, Ian and Lily Bruno
In loving memory of Jack Ruben, from Barry Rubin
In loving memory of Jean Gochman, from John and Barbara Gochman
In loving memory of George Effros, from Sheila and Alan Effros
Thank you for all you have taught me and for making my becoming a Bar Mitzvah so special, from Teddy Feirman
In loving memory of Zelda Wagner, from The Masserman Family
With many thanks for the beautiful Baby Naming Ceremony, from Susan and Herb Wagreich
Cantor Avery’s Discretionary Fund
In loving memory of Mickie Wertheimer, Arthur Falk and Jennie Chase, from Andrea and Stan Wertheimer
In loving memory of Jack Ruben, from Barry Rubin
With many thanks for all your help in preparing me to become a Bar Mitzvah, from Teddy Feirman
Rabbi Ferris’ Discretionary Fund
With many thanks for all your kindness and generosity, from Arlene Mervis
Adult Education Fund
In loving memory of Mickie Wertheimer, Arthur Falk and Jennie Chase, from Andrea and Stan Wertheimer
In loving memory of Leonard Pincus, from Helen and Richard Lynn
Building Fund
From Kate and Howard Permut
Caring Committee
In loving memory of Samuel Zabitz, from Harold Zabitz
In loving memory of Mickie Wertheimer, Arthur Falk and Jennie Chase, from Andrea and Stan Wertheimer
In loving memory of Sadie Chesler, from Holly Zabitz
In loving memory of Samuel Zabitz, from Holly Zabitz
In loving memory of Mona Heller, from Andrea Ziltzer
In loving memory of Lotte Seidenberger, from Lore Strauss
Early Childhood Center Fund
In loving memory of Lorna Jaech, from Rabbi Jaech
In loving memory of Peggy Rosen, from Raquel Hochroth
From Rachel Wimpee and Seth Weintraub
General Fund
In loving memory of Leon Goldstein, Esther Appel and Fred Appel, from Sandy and Alan Goldstein
In loving memory of Morris and Estelle Simon, from Wilma Machover
Music Enrichment Fund
In loving memory of Mickie Wertheimer, Arthur Falk and Jennie Chase
In loving memory of Rosalie Dolmatch, Walther Ochs, Selma Ochs and Sylvia Dolch, from Terri Ochs and Jim Wertheimer
In celebration of Ezra Beaver’s health, from Terri Ochs and Jim Wertheimer
In honor of “My Five Grandson”, from Marilyn Rosenberg
Happy Hanukkah, from Joe and Suzanne Dropkin
In honor of Cantor Avery, Eddie Pleasant, Sari Goetz and Dina Pruzhansky, from Hallel B’shir and Sh’ma Na Na
New Prayer Book Fund
In loving memory of Carl Ochs, from Terri Ochs and Jim Wertheimer
In loving memory of Fay and Ben Leitzes, from Martin and Ben Leitzes
In loving memory of Rose Feinberg, from Alison and Barry Feinberg
…And, THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the Hanukkah-Thon.
Leah & Ron Aizen & family
Cynthia & Gunner Andersen
Megan Orseck & Brian Aronowitz & family
Harriet & Harvey Bender
Annette Birnbaum
Barbara & Andrew Blumberg
Jen & Jeff Boxer & family
Janet Brand
Kathy & Berl Breckner
Brotherhood of Temple Israel
Joyce & Alan Brott
Lee & Gerry Klein
Samantha & Patrick Healy & family
Ina Bearak Helfand & David Helfand
Karleen Heller
Amy Hersh
Laura Hyman & family
Rabbi Jennifer Jaech & David
Debra & Evan Janush & family
Alice & Peter Joselow
Irene & Jack Judd
Cecile Schrader
Rachel Rosell
Patricia & David Rosen
Ellen & Merrill Roth
Sondra Dolman-Rubin & John Rubin & family
Robin & Fred Safarowic
Allison & Ken Samuels
Susan Sarch
Jenny & Ben Setareh & family
Sally & Larry Schecter
Karen & Brad Bruckner & family
Gloria & Ed Burchman
Susan & Stephen Butterfass
Rorie & Chris Caparelli & family
Marlene Cartaina
Beth & Mark Casso
Carolyn & Steve Cony
Laura & Matt Copel
Gordon Cutler
Lori & Michael DePaolo
Suzanne & Joe Dropkin & family
Sharyse & Gary Eisinger & family
David Endlich
Aileen & Arlen Epstein & family
Ziporah Janowski & David Ettenberg0
Alison & Barry Feinberg
Sue Feir
Guy Felixbrodt & Donna Mikkelsen & family
Bonnie & Sid Franks
Bonnie Markey & Jeff Goldstein
Karina & Jeffrey Gratz & family
Rabbi Helene & Alan Ferris
Lynn Fielden-Smith & Jeff Smith
Carol Merle-Fishman & Jamie Fishman
Lori & Matt Fraternale & Family
The Fridakis Family
Graig Galef & Elisabeth Gilbert & family
Suzanne & Rob Gardos & family
Susan & Adam Gilbert
Fran Glass
Barbara & John Gochman
Robin & Ron Goldberg & Family
Whitney & Andrrew Goodman & family
Bonnie Markey & Jeff Goldstein
Sandy & Alan Goldstein
Muriel Helbraun
Leslie Hochberg
Terry Kardos & Jon Fein
Faith & Steven Kasanofsky & family
Joan Kazin
Rachel Katz
Tara & Eric Keiter & family
Matthew Kesten & family
Laura & Steven Kivel & family
Alice Kossin & Gary Gordon
Judy Lewis & Steve Krisky
Carolyn & Lawrence Kunin
Naomi & Warren Landesberg
Dana Levenberg & Stephen Hersh
Michelle & Michael Lewis & family
Carol & Danny Levin
Helene & George Levine
Iris & Mark Levine
Michelle & Michael Lewis & family
Dana and Mitchell Lipton & family
Helen & Richard Lynn
Wilma Machover
Kathleen Marcus
Barbara & Philip Mailman
Judith Marks Netter & Fred Netter
Wendy & Bruce Masserman
Jen & Andrew McLaughlin & family
June & Mike Metz
Jody & Bob Meyer
Marjorie & Matthew Miller
Lauren & Richard Morrissey
Bernice Myers
Kathe Needle
Marylin & Norman Newman
Diane & Jeff Ohlbaum
Liz Panken & Bruce Appelbaum
Fred Parker & family
Kate & Howard Permut
Gerry and Patty Prager
Ann & Bob Reibel
Suzan & Howard Rich
Melissa & James Rinzler & family
Roberta & Howard Robinson
Rachel and Dave Sagaser
Linda & Phillip Schaum
Rhonda Schonfeld Mandelbaum &
Alan Mandelbaum
Susan & Marc Schwartz
Karen & Sam Shaulson & family
Lois Dym-Schwedelson & Marc Schwedelson
Julie & Rob Schickman & family
Marcia & Richie Schupper
Ruth & David Schwab
Mal Schwartz & Laura Tyron
Barbara & Milt Seewald
Sara & Andrew Siegel & family
Diane & Steven Skalak
Meg & Ron Smilowitz
Nancy & Eric Squire & family
Judy & Artie Stein
Rhoda Stephens
Jo Ann Stern
Lore Strauss
Lisa & Robby Sussman & family
Lisa & Josh Tane
Gloria & Maury Tannenbaum
Carol & Dan Theodore
Sylvana Trabout & Letitia Coburn & family
Laura & Gary Turco
Rita & Rocco Vicari
Gene & Russ Watsky
Rachel & Seth Weintraub & family
Jody & Adam Weiss & family
Susan & Lee Welling
Andrea & Stan Wertheimer
Laura & Steve Wexler
Amy & Steve Wichman & family
Heather & Ben Wiesen & family
Donna & David Wolfson & family
Lisa & Glen Wolland & family
Bobbie Woller
Cindy & Adam Yaeger & family
Harold Zabitz
Holly Zabitz
Coren & Craig Zalvan
Debbie Zapakin & family
Lily Anderman
Matthew Arnone
Ella Birenkrant
Zoe Brown
Matthew Epstein
Ellie Fredman
Sarah Galef
Daniel Galef
Jennifer Harris
Eleanor Healy
Zac Hirsch
Noah Hirschhorn
Tory Janush
Madison Kivel
Rexx Kohan
Max Lipton
Max Moskowitz
Hannah Rothman
Jake Rubin
Derek Rudley
Ella Whipple
Lily Zuckerman
Nathaniel Bilgoray
Alden Bierenkrant
Allison Bruckman
Mateo Coburn-Trabout
Eliana Dropkin
Jack Eisenger
Maya Gardos
Daniel Gittleman
Emily Grunes
Eric Honigman
Rachel Labowitz
Avery McLear
Jack Nusbaum
Jeromy Pallak
Emila Sackman
Jessica Weinberg
Worship and Study
Friday, January 2, 2015/12 Tevet 5775
8 PM Shabbat Worship
Torah Portion: Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 – 50:26)
Haftarah: 1 Kings 2:1 – 12
Host: Annelise and Jack Rosenfeld
Saturday, January 3, 2015/12 Tevet 5775
Friday, January 9, 2015/19 Tevet 5775
9:30 AM – Torah Study
7 PM –Multi-Generational Shabbat Worship with 3rd grade
Torah Portion: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1)
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 27:6 – 28:13, 29:22 - 23
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, January 10, 2015/19 Tevet 5775
9:30 AM - Torah Study
Friday, January 16, 2014/26 Tevet 5775
7 PM 5th Shabbat – Potluck Supper and Program
Torah Portion: Va’era (Exodus 6:2 - 9:35)
Haftarah: Exekiel 28:25 – 29:21
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, January 17, 2015/26 Tevet 5775
9:30 AM - Torah Study
Friday, January 23, 2015/4 Shevat 5775
8 PM Shabbat Worship Jazz Service with Choirs and Band
Torah Portion: Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:28)
Haftarah: Jeremiah 46: 13 - 28
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, January 24, 2015/4 Shevat 5775
9:30 AM -Torah Study
Friday, January 30, 2015/11 Shevat 5775
6 PM Kabbalat Shabbat
Torah Portion: Beshalach (Exodus 13:17 – 17:16)
Haftarah: Judges 4:4 – 5:31
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, January 31, 2015/11 Shevat 5775
9:30 AM – Torah Study
10:45 AM – Tot Shabbat Program
Friday, February 6, 2015/18 Shevat 5775
5:30 PM Tot Shabbat
8 PM Shabbat Worship
Torah Portion: Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6, 9:5 – 6
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, February 7, 2015/18 Shevat 5775
9:30 AM – Torah Study
Friday, February 13, 2015/25 Shevat 5775
7 PM –Multi-Generational Shabbat Worship with Sh’Ma Na Na,
the Temple Band participating
Torah Portion: Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 – 24:18)
Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17 – 12:
Host: Temple Israel
9:30 AM – Torah Study
Saturday, February 14, 2015/25 Shevat 5775
Friday, February 20, 2015/2 Adar 5775
8 PM Shabbat Worship
Torah Portion: Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19)
Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13
Host: Temple Israel
Saturday, February 21, 2015/2 Adar 5775
9:30 AM – Torah Study
Friday, February 27, 2015/9 Adar 5775
6 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Worship
Torah Portion: Tetzave (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10)
Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:1 – 34
Host: Sandy and Alan Goldstein
Saturday, February 28, 2015/9 Adar 5775
9:30 AM – Torah Study