Celebrating Tradition, Embracing the Future!

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Celebrating Tradition, Embracing the Future!
Shomrei Torah - Wayne Conservative Congregation
30 Hinchman Ave. Wayne, NJ 07470
Shabbat & Holiday
Candle
Lighting Times
June
6/3………...8:06 pm
6/10……….8:10 pm
6/17……….8:13 pm
6/24……….8:14 pm
July
7/1………...8:14 pm
7/8………...8:12 pm
7/15……….8:09 pm
7/22……….8:03 pm
7/29……….7:57 pm
Contents
From the Bima……...2
Words from Our
President………...…..3
Religious School.…...4
Golden Cards……....20
Calendar..…………..22
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973-696-2500
June/July 2016
Iyar/Sivan/Tammuz 5776
www.ShomreiTorahWCC.org
Celebrating Tradition, Embracing the Future!
Executive Board
Roberta Ort
President
Barry Blecherman
Executive Vice President/
President Elect
Stacey Maines
Vice President of
Education, & Youth VP
Randy Reiser
Membership & Programming VP
Howard Hook
Finance VP
Ivan Gerstein
Treasurer
Tova Friede
Financial Secretary
Bruce Seidman
Recording Secretary
Cindy Merker
Immediate Past President
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Clergy
Randall Mark
Rabbi
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Staff
Jay Hirschhorn
Administrator
Judy Jaffe
Director of
Congregation Learning
Suzanne Zofi
Administrative Assistant
Gloria Millan
Shabbat Staff
Mark Crisostomo
Custodian
FROM THE BIMA
Summer is a great time to read Jewish books and
to enjoy a relaxed Shabbat service. Save the date,
August 5th, for our annual Shabbat Under the
Stars, where we will enjoy a picnic Shabbat dinner and services outside (weather permitting). But
any Friday night we will be gathering at 5:30 pm
for some wine and cheese at our Oneg Shabbat.
At 6 pm we will have our service which is done by 7 pm
so that you can go home and enjoy a leisurely Shabbat dinner.
To guide you in your summer Jewish reading, these are the award
winners from the National Jewish Book Council:
Young Adult Literature – The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Poetry – Gabriel: A Poem by Edward Hirsch
Modern Jewish Thought – Not in God’s Name by
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Holocaust – Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime
Jedwanbne by Anna Bikont
History – Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship by
Dennis Ross
Fiction – The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel by
Daniel Tornday
Debut Fiction – The Boatmaker by John Benditt
Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice – All Who Go Do Not
Return: A Memoir by Shulem Deen
Children’s Lit – Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Tanya Simon
and Richard Simon
Biography – After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring by
Joseph Potak
Literary Achievement Award – The Complete Works of
Primo Levi by Ann Goldstein
Jewish Book of the Year – Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for
Israel by Bruce Hoffman
Happy reading and I hope to see you at services.
Kayitz Na’im – Have a Nice Summer!
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Words From Our President
I composed this article during my six-hour drive home from The
University at Buffalo after attending the graduation ceremony for
my second son, Justin. Foremost on my mind was the overwhelming joy that my husband and I shared watching our son graduate
from college, magnified by two other graduations in our family this year. Our oldest
son, Jason, who took a less traditional route through college also graduated with his
Bachelor’s degree and our youngest son, Jonathan, is graduating high school this month.
All three of our boys are about to embark on new adventures and neither they nor we
know where their future paths will lead. What we do know is that they have their whole
lives ahead of them filled with choices, successes and failures and we hope that we have
equipped them with a good foundation to make good choices to help them reach their
goals.
In an effort to impart my words of wisdom onto my son I referred back to two of the
speakers at the commencement ceremony. The first one spoke about the importance of
taking risks in our lives and venturing out of our comfort zones and I was easily able to
parallel this thought with my own new undertaking, as President of Shomrei Torah. I do
not know the path Conservative Judaism will take, although it is clear that change must
take place in order to engage current and future generations. I am willing and eager to
try new things at Shomrei Torah and ready to step out of my comfort zone to help guide
us down a path of community building and spirituality based on the strong foundation of
Jewish values we all share.
The second speaker talked about the value of time. He pointed out how time is equal
for everyone and that it is a finite commodity. How we choose to spend it is up to us,
but once it is spent, it cannot be regained. I left Buffalo a bit earlier than I might have
because I needed to get home to visit two shiva houses from our congregation. How
true it is that time is a gift and that we should treasure every moment whenever we can.
We don’t know what tomorrow holds which is why it’s so important to think about how
we spend our time today. Having shared my motherly advice with my son, I plan to
heed my own advice and take some more time to enjoy everything life presents me with
each day. I look forward to sharing your celebrations and sad times too, to be there for
each other as part of our shared Shomrei Torah family.
As the school year draws to an end, I wish everyone a relaxing, enjoyable summer, with
a little extra time to smell the roses!
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CONGREGATION LEARNING
Judith Kuper Jaffe
Director of Congregational Learning
Religious School is over and junior congregation doesn’t start up again until September but how to we make
our Jewishness not take a 3-month summer break too?
Even when public school is not in session, most of us still encourage our children to read books for leisure,
practice musical instruments, sports and more. We dispense money for ice cream and recreation and expect
correct change, suggesting our children use those math skills taught months earlier. With the Olympics and the
Presidential conventions this summer, many of us will question and discuss the news headlines, preparing our
youngsters for days, months and life ahead.
How do we make our summer Jewish? Why should we?
Being Jewish should not only happen when our children get dropped at Religious School, on the High Holy
Days, Passover, or Chanukah. Certainly those are important times but we should not overlook the moments
when learning takes place. Being Jewish should become our identity, who we are, part of our DNA. It should
never be as burdensome as homework, and need not be.
Encouraging our children to read books about Jewish heroes or stories is important. There are so many
fantastic child friendly films telling beautiful Jewish stories and teaching Jewish history in an engaging way
to be viewed on a rainy day. Music? Modern Jewish music, available on CDs, iTunes, or Jewish Rock Radio
(an app) is a fantastic way to share contemporary Judaism. Even though New York City is no more than an
hour’s drive, life’s often too busy to visit during the academic year. Take advantage of the various Jewish
Museums in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as Ellis Island that has a smart exhibit about the kosher
commissary back in the day. Going away when my kids were children, my family discovered the Moses
Myers House, near Virginia Beach, the Gomez House in the Hudson Valley, and the Touro Synagogue in
Newport, Rhode Island where they learned as much about the underground railroad as the early Jewish settlers. OK, we also visited synagogues on all our family trips (look who their Ema was!) and actively compared
the customs, decorum and spoke to the people. It was impactful for our children to learn to be comfortable in
any synagogue, anywhere, and know they could be at home away from home.
Spending time outside is a great opportunity to talk about God. Feeling the hot breeze on the beach and
watching the waves dance onto the shore, as well as taking a nature walk and marveling at God’s creations
are more opportunities to bring being Jewish into your summer plans with little, albeit intentional, effort.
Did you know there were blessings for all those things? This could be an ideal conversation starter!
I am all about a Jewish camp experience, for sure. Nothing is better than spending relaxed fun days with
Jewish friends and counselors who embody Jewish values - except a trip to Israel. I spent my entire childhood
at Jewish summer camps and wanted no less for my daughters. However, there is so much more than that.
Know it’s small steps and all steps are part of something bigger. No one can turn down a Friday’s challah
(there’s gluten free too!) or playing the Jewish edition of Taboo, or any game.
To get you started, I’ve included some fun activities for home. Turn one in and I’ll give you more.
Have a relaxing Jewish summer. I really want to hear all about it so encourage your child to drop in this summer and see me, send me a postcard, or shoot me an email. I will respond!
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Find the hidden Jewish symbols or names
How many did you find? _______
10-11 Super Star
8 - 10 Amazing Sleuth
6 – 8 Solid Detective
4 – 6 Keep trying
2 – 4 Still trying
Below 2 Try Harder
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Clues:
______Latkes, dreidels
______ Hashannah
______Matzah Holiday
______Purim, Chanukah and ShHavuot to name a few
______613 of them
______Fall harvet holiday
______Shabbat
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Shomrei Torah religious school students decorate tote bags to donate to Leket
Israel. http://www.leket.org/english/and discuss hunger and food insecurity
both here and in Israel.
Two Shomrei Torah Religious School students showing their decorated
frames made to donate.
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SHOMREI TORAH
GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE
FOLLOWING
CONTRIBUTIONS.
THANK YOU FOR CARING!
SISTERHOOD GOLDEN CARDS
IN HONOR OF
MAXINE & BARRY BERGER
ON THE MARRIAGE OF THEIR
DAUGHTER, SHARON
Harryet & Stuart Ehrlich
ELLEN & STANLEY BERNSTEIN
ON THE MARRIAGE OF THEIR
DAUGHTER, SARAH
Lena & Maurice Kamo
SUE & BOB GORDON
ON THE BIRTH OF GRANDSON
Harryet & Stuart Ehrlich
Iris & Gene Fisher
Terri & Oscar Reicher
Diane & Rich Seltzer
JUDY KRANTZ
ON BIRTH OF GRANDSON
Diane & Richard Seltzer
Noal & Jayne Solomon
Barbara & Kevin Scott
GABRIELLE FISCHGRUND
MICHAEL & LESLIE
FISCHGRUND
ON HER BAT MITZVAH
Synagogue Board & Affiliates
Barry & Sue Mirsky
JUDY WEIL
MAZEL TOV ON NEW POSITION
Terri & Oscar Reicher
PAULA & LEE SHAIMAN
MAZEL TOV ON
DAVID’S ENGAGEMENT
Terri & Oscar Reicher
Laura & Marty Siegel
Noal & Jayne Solomon
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JUDY & JAY WEIL
ON SON’S ENGAGEMENT
Elaine & Sy Schlossberg
Sue & Harvey Nagler
Terri & Oscar Reicher
Laura & Marty Siegel
MARLA MOSS
CONGRATULATIONS ON
A JOB WELL DONE
Terri & Oscar Reicher
MR. & MRS. STAN MESNICK
MAZEL TOV ON GRANDSON’S
BAR MITZVAH
Stephanie & Richard Whitman
MARCY & STUART EMONT
MAZEL TOV ON SON’S
MARRIAGE
Stephanie & Richard Whitman
FRAN FEIT
MAZEL TOV ON HER
ENGAGEMENT
Terri & Oscar Reicher
FELICIA FARBER
CONGRATULATIONS ON
BECOMING DRS CHAIR
Terri & Oscar Reicher
IN MEMORY OF
STEVE BRASS
HUSBAND OF RONNIE BRASS
Synagogue Board & Affiliates
Sue & Bob Gordon
Harryet & Stuart Ehrlich
Tova & Zev Friede
Iris & Gene Fisher
Sue & Harvey Nagler
Carol & Jack Pomeranc
Terri & Oscar Reicher
Barbara & Kevin Scott
Roz & Ed Seradzky
Stephanie & Howard Serber
Stephanie & Richard Whitman
Roby & Bruce Wiener
PETER HANS
FATHER OF MARNIE TOBACK
Synagogue Board & Affiliates
Tova & Zev Friede
CLAIRE MARKOWITZ
MOTHER OF CHERYL HAYET
Robyn & Peter Tenner
JAY MEISELMAN
HUSBAND OF
STEPHANIE MEISELMAN
Roz & George Hirschberg
Margie & Harold Schechter
MERYL DELMAN
MOTHER OF SCOTT DELMAN
Synagogue Board & Affiliates
Doris Gordon
Sue & Barry Mirsky
BROTHER OF RUTH KRIEGER
Elaine & Sy Schlossberg
BROTHER OF ARLENE TEITEL
Robyn & Peter Tenner
MOTHER OF STEVEN MILEWICZ
Judy & Alan Feldman
BROTHER OF SHEILA GITKIN
Maxine & Barry Berger
MOTHER OF BARBARA RAPP
Roz & George Hirschberg
ROBERT NATHAN
SON OF JERRY NATHAN
Sue & Barry Mirsky
Elaine & Sy Schlossberg
MOTHER OF JUDY EISENBERG
Sue & Barry Mirsky
Terri & Oscar Reicher
Elaine & Sy Schlossberg
HUSBAND OF
LOREN SHRAGGER PAEGLES
Terri & Oscar Reicher
ERNIE KATZ
Terri & Oscar Reicher
ROB & AMY ALTSHULER
IN MEMORY OF
HER FATHER, BILL
Robyn & Peter Tenner
JOE JACOBS
Stephanie & Howard Serber
SPEEDY RECOVERY
RENEE LESSER
Iris & Gene Fisher
Laura & Marty Siegel
SISTERHOOD CERTIFICATE
RONNIE BRASS & FAMILY
IN MEMORY OF HUSBAND &
FATHER STEVE BRASS
Laura & Marty Siegel
CHERYL HANS
IN MEMORY OF HUSBAND
PETER
YOUTH FUND
IN MEMORY OF
IN MEMORY OF
IRVING KWIAT
Father of Steven Kwiat
CLAIRE MARKOWITZ
MOTHER OF CHERYL HAYET
Patrice & Lee Goldberg
LEON ZEROLUCK
Father of Elaine Schlossberg
PINCHAS SCHRANK
Grandfather of Peter Whitmore
LAZARE BALDERMAN
Grandfather of Monique Wasserstrum
PETER HANS
FATHER OF MARNIE TOBACK
Elissa Palevsky
DORA RADLER
Great Aunt of Eric Weis
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY
FUND
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
LILLIE WEIS
Grandmother of Eric Weis
IN MEMORY OF
IN MEMORY OF
LILLIAN CANTOR
Mother of Barbara Zitcer
CLAIRE MARKOWITZ
MOTHER OF CHERYL HAYET
Mike & Mara Hirschfeld
STEVEN BRASS
HUSBAND OF RONNIE BRASS
Ed & Beth Julie
PETER HANS
FATHER OF MARNIE TOBACK
Ed & Beth Julie
IN HONOR OF
SIGMUND FISHLER
Father of Raymond Fishler
LAURENCE WEIS
Brother of Eric Weis
ROSE RADLER
Great-Greandmother of Eric Weis
FRED LANDAU
Brother of Iris Fisher
NATHAN ELLIAS
FATHER OF PERCY ELLIAS
LANDSCAPING FUND
IN MEMORY OF
GABRIELLE FISCHGRUND &
FAMILY
IN HONOR OF BAT MTIZVAH
Ed & Beth Julie
MILDRED SHECHTMAN
Mother of Susan Gordon
STEVEN BRASS
HUSBAND OF RONNIE BRASS
Harvey & Naomi Miller
RUTH SIEGEL
Mother of Marty Siegel
SHOMREI TORAH FUND
LAUREN REISER & FAMILY
IN HONOR OF BAT MITZVAH
Ed & Beth Julie
MARTIN BRESLAU
Father of Carol Fertig
IN MEMORY OF
SYLVIA SEIDMAN
Mother of Bruce Seidman
LIL, MOTHER OF
STEVE & DEBBIE COHEN
Lee & Sy Rothenberg
SHOMREI TORAH FUND
IN MEMORY OF
LIL, MOTHER OF
STEVE & DEBBIE COHEN
Lee & Sy Rothenberg
FRANK TOBIN MITZVAH FUND
IN MEMORY OF
STEVEN BRASS
HUSBAND OF RONNIE BRASS
Elaine & Ken Tobin
Betty Singer
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YAHRZEIT FUND
MAX HIRSCHHORN
Husband of Marilyn Hirschhorn
DORIS SELTZER
Mother of Richard Seltzer
ROSE NEWMAN
Mother of Suzanne Freedberg
BENJAMIN CARROLL
Father of Cindy Brazer
IN HONOR OF
SUSAN & ROBERT GORDON
BIRTH OF GRANDSON
Bella & Alan Mendel
Ray & Rhoda Fishler
MAURICE & LENA KAMO
BIRTH OF GRANDCHILD
Ray & Rhoda Fishler
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Wayne Conservative Congregation
30 Hinchman Ave.
Wayne, NJ 07470
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