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The Shofar - Beth Am Shalom
The Shofar
Beth Am Shalom - A Reform Jewish Congregation
A New Beginning . . . to an Old Tradition
www.bethamshalom.org
Message from Rabbi
JCASE JCASE JCASE JCASE JCASE JCASE…
June 2015
Sivan – Tammuz 5775
Volume 8, Issue 12
…stands for “Jewish Community through Arts, Social Action
and Education.” It is an initiative designed to build community
and membership through exciting, innovative programs. The
brainchild of our 2nd Vice President, Vallerie Magory, our Board
of Trustees, Religious School Committee, many volunteers and
I are excited about its potential.
We held our kick-off event last month after our Annual Meeting
and on Yom Yerushalayim—Jerusalem Day—the day that
celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, allowing the
faithful of all religions to pray at their holy sites, including the
WESTERN WALL that had been closed to Jews for many years.
Check out our
WEBSITE!
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What’s Inside:
R abbi ........................ 1
Wo rs hip S ervic es ........ 2
Canto r ........................ 3
Presid ent ................. 4
Religio us S cho ol . ......5
Tze da ka h ..............
7
Refua h Shl ei ma .......... 8
Yah rz eit ..................... 9
Me m ori als .................. 10
Spon so rs .............. 17-1 8
Calen da r.................. 1 9
Games, tents and food trucks greeted our students and
meeting attendees as they exited the Temple. The high
humidity did not stop many children and adults from
participating in the games, set up by our wonderful Religious
School parents. The kids challenged the adults to a tug-of-war
contest. I won’t embarrass anyone by telling you who won,
but let’s just say parents must encourage their kids to get up
from their electronic devices and games and get outside and
be active this summer!
The day continued with Mr. Andrew Gross, the Political Advisor
to the Deputy Consul General of Israel from the Israeli
Consulate in New York City. The turn-out was only fair—and
what a shame! Mr. Gross’s talk was far-ranging, important
and interesting. We learned with great clarity why Israel so
strongly opposes the current nuclear deal with Iran with an
insightful look at that nation’s leadership and international and
domestic policies. Mr. Gross also outlined the great challenges
Israel faces as we watch the Middle East explode into one
conflict and civil war after another and Iran’s role in
encouraging and supporting parties to these conflicts. The
Consulate official also shared good news about Israel as an
economic powerhouse and tourist destination with exceedingly
high ratings from its high tech innovation to its fine dining and
beaches.
Continued on Page 11
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11/ Page 2
WORSHIP SERVICES
Friday, June 5
6:00PM Pot Luck Dinner
7:00PM Erev Shabbat Family
Super Musical Service &
New Member Open House
Shabbat Beha’Alotecha
We are now collecting
food for the pantry at
Jesus is Lord
Fellowship
in Lakewood
Please use the bins
in the foyer
Num. 8:1-12:16
Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Saturday, June 6
10:00AM Morning Shabbat Service &
Bar Mitzvah of Mason Silvan
Friday, June 12
7:30PM Erev Shabbat Service in
Honor of Fern Frankenberg and
Sondra Ranoff
Saturday, June 20
10:00AM Morning Shabbat Service &
Bat Mitzvah of Abigail Bell
Friday, June 26
7:30PM Erev Shabbat Service &
Anniversaries
Shabbat Chukat
Num. 19:1-22:1
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33
Saturday, June 27
10:00AM Morning Shabbat Service &
Bar Mitzvah of Maxwell Goldman
Friday, July 3
7:00PM Erev Shabbat Family Service
Shabbat Balak
Shabbat Shelach
THIS MONTH
Friday, June 19, 2015
Erev Shabbat Service
with Installation
of Trustees &
Officers
Num. 13:1-15:41
Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24
Saturday, June 13
10:00AM Morning Shabbat Service &
Bar Mitzvah of Jake Roux
Friday, June 19
7:30PM Erev Shabbat Service
Shabbat Korach
FUTURE MONTHS
Not much happening
here –
Enjoy your summer!
Num. 16:1-18:32
Haftarah: I Samuel 1:14-12:22
Num. 22:2-25:9
Haftarah: Micah5:6-68
Friday, June 10
7:30PM Erev Shabbat Service
Shabbat Pinchas
Num. 25:10-30:1
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Friday, July 17
7:30PM Erev Shabbat Service
Shabbat Matot-Masei
Num. 30:2-36:13
Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4
Please join us on Friday evening, June 12th
during our Shabbat service and special
Oneg Shabbat as we honor
Fern Frankenberg and Sondra Ranoff
for their dedication and commitment to
Beth Am Shalom
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 / Page 3
CANTOR’S MESSAGE
Tefilah: Prayer
taken from article on Jewish Prayer by Tracey Rich on website, Judaism 101
The Hebrew word for prayer is tefilah. It is derived from the the word “l’hitpalel,”
meaning “to judge oneself.” This surprising word origin provides insight into the
purpose of Jewish prayer. The most important part of any Jewish prayer, whether it be
a prayer of petition, of thanksgiving, of praise of God, or of confession, is the
introspection it provides, the moment that we spend looking inside ourselves, seeing
our role in the universe and our relationship to God.
The Yiddish word meaning "pray" is "daven," which ultimately comes from the same
Latin root as the English word "divine" and emphasizes the One to whom prayer is
directed.
In Judaism, prayer is largely a group activity rather than an individual activity. It is
permissible to pray alone and it fulfills the obligation to pray, but praying with a group
is preferable. Most of our prayers are expressed in the first person plural, "us" instead
of "me," and are recited on behalf of all of the Jewish people. This form of prayer
emphasizes our responsibility for one another and our interlinked fates.
Many people today do not see the need for regular, formal prayer. "I pray when I feel
inspired to, when it is meaningful to me," they say. This attitude overlooks two
important things: the purpose of prayer, and the need for practice.
One purpose of prayer is to increase your awareness of God in your life and the role
that God plays in your life. If you only pray when you feel inspired (that is, when you
are already aware of God), then you will not increase your awareness of God.
In addition, if you want to do something well, you have to practice it continually, even
when you don't feel like doing it. This is as true of prayer as it is of playing a sport,
playing a musical instrument, or writing. The sense of humility and awe of God that is
essential to proper prayer does not come easily to modern man, and will not simply
come to you when you feel the need to pray. If you wait until inspiration strikes, you
will not have the skills you need to pray effectively. Without praying regularly, it may
be difficult to know what to say, or how to say it, or how to establish the proper frame
of mind when you want to pray. If you pray regularly, you will learn how to express
yourself in prayer.
Cantor Forman
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 / Page 4
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
There are some dates in history, secular and Jewish, that stand apart from nearly all
others and the Sixth of June is one of those dates. June 6, 1944, D-Day, the
launching of the Normandy Invasion which would lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany
and the end of the Holocaust, and June 6, 1967, the first full day of the Six-Day War
in the Middle East, a conflict whose aftermath is still being played out in the Middle
East and on the world stage.
The Sixth of June is important on both the secular and the Jewish calendars. We
remember with respect the brave men and women who fought and died in defense of
their nations and their shared ideals of democracy and freedom.
We are lucky to live in a country where we have the freedom to express our ideas. As
Jews, we are free to pursue our faith without government interference. We are in
charge of our own religion, and as American Jews, we are responsible for ensuring
that our heritage of religious liberty becomes a legacy.
As our fiscal year is almost ending, let's reflect on this past year and all we have done
and let's look forward to next year and ask ourselves how much more can we do?
Beth Am Shalom has embarked on a new mission of a Jewish Community. We want to
join and stay connected with other local Congregations and want to be sure everyone
who walks through our doors are welcome and accepted. We are putting together an
exciting JCASE (Jewish Community through Arts, Social Action and Education)
calendar and need your help.
Let's spend the summer thinking of new and innovative ways we can reach out and
join our community. We are hoping to schedule cooking events, social action
committees and numerous other exciting activities.
I would like to thank Bill Mullis, our outgoing first vice president, and Keith Sacks and
Marty Lefsky who are leaving the Board as of June 30th. Your help and assistance
over the years have been invaluable and greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to
welcoming our new Board of Trustee members who will join the Board as of July 1st;
Teri Ribler, Randi Bell, Michelle Goldman and Michael Krasner.
Remember to check out our website, like us on Facebook and read the weekly email
notices as new and exciting things are continually being scheduled.
B'Shalom,
Francine Gimpel, President
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 / Page 5
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Cell Phone: (732) 551-4054
June Birthdays:
Yom Wholedit Samayach – Happy Birthday to:
Kayla Capecci, 1 Tammuz**Taylor Casey, 14 Sivan**Aaron Craig, 14 Sivan
Melanie Hankins, 21 Sivan**Blake Hyman, 14 Sivan**Jake Roux, 3 Tammuz
Mason Silvan, 28 Sivan**Jacob Tobolsky, 19 Sivan**Grace Yaeger, 12 Sivan
Mazel Tov to Mason Silvan, Jake Roux, Abigail Bell, Maxwell Goldman and their families on their becoming
B’nai Mitzvah this month.
Keeping with the tradition of Lag B’Omer, students in grades 3-7 participated in various outdoor activities.
Students were divided by class into teams of blue and white. Activities included a kickball game, three
legged race, relay race and a tug of war followed by a picnic on the lawn with drinks supplied by temple.
Lag B’Omer is a minor festival. It is the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot when the Jews received
the Torah at Mt Sinai. It is also the day a plague came to an end.
Many thanks to those of you who continue to support our Religious School with your generous donations.
Shelly Newman
Religious School Chair
MORE EXCITING NEWS FROM OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
The fourth grade Religious School class at Beth Am Shalom, taught by Mrs. Zirin, has done an
outstanding job this year with tzedakah. The class donated $200, which they saved from their spare
change from lunch, as well as sharing monetary gifts they received for birthdays and Hanukkah. The
children were presented with several options from which to choose for their donation. This year they
chose The Wounded Warrior Project.
At a presentation on May 3, 2015 at Beth Am Shalom, Retired Air Force Senior Airman, Neil Zirin was
presented with a check for $200. Mr. Zirin served in Operation Desert Storm. As the proprietor of
Anytime Fitness in Brick Township, he is facilitating a fund raiser for The Wounded Warrior Project at
his fitness center. He will include the check from the children along with the proceeds from his
fundraiser.
We thank Mr. Zirin for his service to our country and his commitment to The Wounded Warrior
Project. The children of this class are to be commended for their generous contribution from their own
pockets.
TZEDAKAH
continued from Page 7
MERRILL POLLINGER
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Lois Pollinger in honor of the
90th Birthday of Dan Goldfarb
Joan & Marvin Weiss send
Congratulations to Joyce
Himelman on the engagement
of her grandson Mark to Carli
Richard & Lenore Turteltaub in
loving memory of Sherwin
Lesson
Richard & Lenore Turteltaub in
loving memory of Sherwin
Lesson
Richard & Lenore Turteltaub
send Best Wishes for a Speedy
Recovery to Marty Lefsky
Iris & Reuben Baumgarten
in honor of Dr. Stan Liptzin
being recognized by Rutgers
University
Iris & Reuben Baumgarten
send a Mazel Tov to Lois
Pollinger on the marriage of
her grandson
Jeffrey to Alison
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 / Page 6
MEN'S CLUB
The beginning of our new fiscal year starts next month on July 1, 2015. The following
officers were elected at the April meeting and were accepted by the Board of Trustees:
President: Marvin Weiss
Vice President: Steven Rosenzweig
Treasurer: Fischel Myers
Secretary: Mike Philips
Meetings for the new fiscal year will be held as usual on the third Sunday of every
month unless there is a holiday, etc. on that particular date. The Men’s Club continues
to invite all to attend the meetings (females included). The meetings start at
approximately 9:30AM following a free breakfast of bagels, lox, cream cheese, chive
cheese, butter, coffee and tea. The meetings usually end about 11:00AM. Guest
speakers are invited and followed by a Question and Answer session. Recommended
topic suggestions are always welcome.
Good Luck to the new Officers and Board of Trustees. A representative of the Men’s
Club attends the Board meetings when possible. The President of the Men’s Club,
Marvin Weiss, usually attends the Board meetings, and in the event that he cannot, he
appoints someone to attend in his place.
The next meeting of the Men’s Club is June 28, 2015. See y’all then!
Respectfully,
Marvin Weiss, President
The Men’s Club’s main purpose is to help and assist Beth Am Shalom and to foster goodwill and friendship among its
members. Initial annual membership is free. Thereafter, dues are $30 per fiscal year which starts on July 1 and ends
on June 30 of the following year.
SISTERHOOD
Women of Beth Am Shalom
The Book Club will be meeting on June 11, 2015 at 7:15PM
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by
Rachel Joyce
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TZEDAKAH
YAHRZEIT FUND
Fran Gimpel in loving memory of
her grandfather, Sidney Davis
Brian & Vallerie Magory in loving
memory of her father,
Albert Soloway
Norman Cutler in loving memory of
his father, Harry Cutler
Barbara Abrams in loving memory
of her son, Steven Abrams
The Sacks Family in loving memory
of Keith’s grandmother,
Lena Sacks
Iris & Reuben Baumgarten send
Best Wishes to Fran Gimpel for
much happiness in her new home
The Sacks Family in loving memory
of Keith’s grandfather,
Nathan Sacks
Chavurah of BAS in appreciation
for the use of their monthly
meeting room
Dorothy & Irwin Septoff in loving
memory of her mother,
Jessie Savrick
Jack & Marilyn Sabo in honor of the
Anniversary
June 21
Mildred Drukaroff in loving memory
of Ellen Shurak
ONEG SHABBAT FUND
Mildred Drukaroff in loving memory
of her father, Max Goldstein
Lois & Larry Benjamin in loving
memory of her first husband,
Ian Neil Komar
Mildred Drukaroff in loving memory
of her mother, Mollie Goldstein
Rina Brisman in loving memory of
her husband, Heskel Brisman
Marilyn Gilbert in loving memory of
her mother, Mollie Fassler
Helene & Harold Wechsler in loving
memory of his brother,
Bernard Wechsler
Marilyn Gilbert in loving memory of
her father, Arthur Yohalem
The Franklin Family in loving
memory of Sheldon’s father,
Benjamin Franklin
David & Yvette Atkins in loving
memory of her aunt,
Frances Mitchell
Harriet Reisberg in loving memory
of her husband, Melvin Vienick
Hy & Judy Rabiner in loving memory
of her mother, Adela Saul
Richard & Lenore Turteltaub in
loving memory of his father,
John Jacob Turteltaub
Louise & Herbert Wechter in loving
memory of her father,
Bert Meyerberg
Lynn & Steven Kaban in loving
memory of her father,
Alexander Radow
Fran Gimpel in loving memory of
Nina Michowski
Mona Beltram in loving memory of
her mother, Ann Blum
Mona Beltram in loving memory of
her father, Julius “Jay” Blum
Norman Katz in loving memory of
his mother, Lillian Katz
Robin, Sara & Charles Cohen in
loving memory of Neal Cohen
Robin, Sara & Charles Cohen in
loving memory of
Charles Rachmiel
Louise & Herbert Wechter in loving
memory of her mother,
Kate Meyerberg
Richard & Diane Gaines in loving
memory of his mother,
Elaine Gaines
Susan & Lester Kostick send
condolences to Iris Baumgarten &
family on the loss of her brother,
Sherwin Lesson
Fern Frankenberg sends condolences
to Iris Baumgarten & family on the
loss of her brother,
Sherwin Lesson
Sondra & Joseph Ranoff send
condolences to Iris Baumgarten &
family on the loss of her brother,
Sherwin Lesson
Fischel & Dorothy Myers in honor
of their Anniversary
June 4
Howard & Lois Geschwind in honor
of their Anniversary
June 7
Sheldon & Rose Fialkoff in honor
of their Anniversary
June 8
Hyman & Judith Rabiner in honor
of their Anniversary
June 10
Martin & Cecile Kayne in honor
of their 50th Anniversary
June 12
GENERAL FUND
Smokey & Judy Heyward in loving
memory of Bernice Salowe
Richard & Diane Gaines send a big
Mazel Tov to their grandson,
Jake Roux, on his Bar Mitzvah
William & Elizabeth Braden in loving
memory of Milton Itell
Robin, Sara & Charles Cohen in
loving memory of Max Meyer
Barbara Friedeman in appreciation
of Cantor Forman and Rabbi Gold on
the occasion of the Bar Mitzvah of
her grandson, Max Friedeman
Barbara Woldow in loving memory
of her mother-in-law,
Betty Woldow
Iris & Reuben Baumgarten send
Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery
to Marty Lefsky
William & Rosalind Terzi in honor of
their 60th Anniversary
June 156
Robert & Roberta Krantz in honor
of their Anniversary
June 16
Joseph & Sondara Ranoff in honor
of their Anniversary
June 18
Martin & Harriet Glassman in honor
of their Anniversary
June 22
Lester & Susan Kostick in honor
of their Anniversary
June 26
Continued on Pages 5 & 8
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TZEDAKAH
JCASE DONORS
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY
FUND
BAS Men’s Club
MERRILL POLLINGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Francine Gimpel
YOUTH GROUP
Wayne & Rose Friedland
Dr. & Mrs. Morris Ligorski
Mildred Drukaroff and
Joan & Marvin Weiss send
Vallerie & Brian Magory
David Drukaroff in honor
their neighbors
who remembered
them on Purim
Iris of
& Reuben
Baumgarten
send
Best Wishes for a speedy
Newman Associates
appreciative thanks to
recovery to their sister-in-law,
Salvin & Teri Ribler
Rabbi Gold for his comfort on
Barbara Weiss
the loss of Sherwin Lesson
~~~~~~~
2014 – 2015
Heidi Vallon and family in
TREES
appreciation of Rabbi’s kindness
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Caren Bonadies in loving memory
and compassion toward
Sally & Bill Bassoff
of Blanche Cohen
Pauline Vallon
Lucille & Seymour Berger
Wayne & Rose Friedland
Fran Gimpel in loving memory of
Kimberly Ann DiChiara
Howard
& Lois Geschwind
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Francine Gimpel
Jennifer Wishnick & Family
Stan & Eileen Liptzin send Best
Ben Goldberg
in loving memory of
Wishes for a full recovery to
Dwight Halpern
Allison Stacey Gibel
Marty Lefsky
Judy & Marty Lefsky
Jacky & Mike Philips
A.J. Chiabella in honor of the
Stan & Eileen Liptzin in loving
Marilyn
& Jack Sabo
th
95 Birthday of
memory of Sherwin Lesson
Max & Barbara Schloff
Charlotte Goldberg
Dollie Sussna
Sandy Yaskulka in loving
cont'd
CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY
FUND
Fran Gimpel sends Get Well
wishes to Cantor Forman
memory of her husband,
Noel Yaskulka
Fran Gimpel in honor of the
2015 Confirmation Class
CEMETERY FUND
Lois Pollinger in loving memory
of Sherwin Lesson
SUSTAINING MEMBERS
William & Dorothy Freiman
Wayne & Rose Friedland
The Ligorski Family
Vallerie & Brian Magory
Dennis & Shelly Newman
Helene & Harold Wechsler
REFUAH SHLEIMA
Delores Ackerman
Andrea Avella
Lillian Bauman
Linda Bell
Phyllis Berger
Jeff Besougloff
Brandon Bravo
Tim Burkhardt
Barbara Chester
Roy Craig Sr.
Claire Drapkin
Mildred Drukaroff
Brooke Ducey
Dov Eisak
Richard Eisenstein
Peter Fleming
Cantor Alisa Forman
Trish Frankenberg
Charlotte Freedman
Shawn Friedman
Lane Galloway
Leonard Gibel
Marilyn Gibel
Marilyn Gilbert
Linda Gillick
Michael Gillick
Jessica Guber
Caryn Habermann
Walter Jackowski
Mark Kaban
Rob Kalp
Steve Kayne
Tyler Keats
Barry Koopersmith
Claire Kramer
Rayna Kravetz
Marty Lefsky
Rose Levine
Linda Lutkiewicz
Ira Matthews
Frances McKiernan
Linda Millet
Rosemarie Moore
Marie Morgadonna
Judy Nadler
Ava Nebbia
Lynn Palin
Nikhil Patten
Rubie Puritz
Robin Ratliff
Wendy Rubenstein
Ron Salsbury
Sigmund Schwartz
Dr. Henry Simon
Donald Thailer
Melody Triano
David Vienick
Alexandra Warren
Michelle Watkison
Barbara Weiss
Lilyan Wolf
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 /Page 9
YAHRZEITS
June 19
June 5
Augusta Berger
Michael Chester
Eva Eichenbaum
Paul Grossman
Esther Lewis
Seymour “Butch” Sachs
Marianne Silver
Leon Baumgarten
Anne Broxmeyer
Gladys Cohen
Bernard Diamond
Max Forman
Alma Goldstein
Samuel Goldstein
Sophie Gordon
Lillian Hennes
Louis Krauss
Mary Kushner
Ethel Perlmutter
Solomon Sabo
Anne Schmarak
Lillian Weinstock
Evelyn Young-Roemer
June 12
Alan Beer
Abraham Benjamin
Phyllis Birkenthal
Ruth Davis
Stella Feldman
Arlene Gindoff
Benjamin Koslow
Bess Kovar
Irving Myers
Esther Resnick
Herb Roseman
Sylvia Roseman
Florence Serkin
Moses Solomon
Samuel Wakstein
Sol Weiss
June 26
Lillian Feder
Abraham Klugerman
Leo Schwartz
Sarah Shaya
Betty Solomon
Helen Wachsberger
Charles Weingroff
When observing a Yahrzeit, please check the Kaddish list to be sure your loved one’s name is included. If omitted, please
inform Rabbi Gold so he can add it to the list. The Kaddish list is displayed on the Yahrzeit Wall.
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 /Page 10
MEMORIALS
Beth Olam Cemetery
Located at 1235 Highway 70 in Lakewood
A perpetual care memorial park with
ground level grave markers only.
The Rabbi, Cantor, Officers and
Members of the Congregation
extend their heartfelt sympathy
to . . .
For information and availability, contact:
Sonya Wallace – (732)323-8722 or
Temple Office – (732)363-2800
* * * * * * * * * *
Toms River Jewish Cemetery
Whitty Road, Toms River
Section One reserved for Jewish decedents,
with traditional upright grave markers.
Section Two reserved for non-Jewish
decedents, with ground level grave markers
only.
Section Three reserved for Jewish decedents,
with ground level grave markers only.
Michael Michowski & Family on
the loss of his mother,
Nina Michowski
Len & Gloria Kaminer on the loss
of their friend and neighbor,
Ed Whalen
For information and availability, contact:
Michael Philips – (732)323-0012 or
Temple Office – (732)363-2800
When Tragedy Strikes
Tragedy often comes suddenly and
unannounced, therefore, it is wise to plan for
the eventuality when death touches us. We
want to be there for you, and accordingly, we
have prepared this emergency guideline,
which we hope you will save:
1.
2.
3.
If a loved one becomes seriously ill
and is taken to the hospital, please
call Rabbi Gold at his temple office.
If the situation is grave, do not
hesitate to call Rabbi Gold at his
home: (848)222-4912.
If the Rabbi is unavailable, we do
have contingency plans. Please call a
Temple Officer or Committee
Chairperson listed below:
Francine Gimpel .................... (732)657-7120
Bill Mullis .............................. (732)276-7483
Vallerie Magory..................... (732)295-1150
Cemetery Committee:
Sonya Wallace ...................... (732)323-8722
Mike Philips........................... (732)323-0012
Memorializing Our
Loved Ones
Temple has different ways for you to keep
alive the memory of your loved ones.
STONE “HONOR WALL”
Large Tile.........................$10,000
Medium Tile..........................5000
Small Tile.............................2500
BRASS PLAQUES
Large Plaque.......................$1250
Sanctuary Seat ......................500
Honorial/Memorial ....................250
BRONZE YAHRZEIT PLAQUES.....$250
PATIO PAVER .............................150
TREE OF LIFE LEAF......................125
EXTERIOR TREE MEMORIALS.......500
Please contact the
Temple Office:
( 732)363-2800 or
[email protected]
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 /Page 11
RABBI’S MESSAGE
cont’d from Page 1
I am not the least bit discouraged, and in fact, only encouraged by our first
event. Yes, we reached out to many Ocean and Monmouth County
congregations, and saw little support. But let me ask: how many of us have
attended a program at other synagogues over this past year? I don’t believe
the number is very high; therefore, I believe we must do even more outreach to
other synagogues, convincing them that together we can achieve much more
than on our own. Every report tells us that our synagogues are suffering from
declining membership and revenue. If we pool our resources and volunteers,
we can plan some big events and invite some well-known speakers. If we do
not stand together…
We will also be counting on the support of our own members. A few have
already made generous contributions. However, the other component of JCASE
is our application for grants to do this community programming so that we don’t
break the bank as we work to do outreach and build community. I pray that we
can count on you, our members to attend and offer ideas for future events and
help us plan them. Together, let us build community through arts, education
and social action.
Rabbi Steve
Friday, June 5, 2015
7:00PM
SHABBAT ALIVE! FAMILY SERVICE
&
NEW MEMBER OPEN HOUSE
This service is for all ages.
Bring your friends, neighbors and even your enemies!
This will be a fun service and you won’t want to miss it.
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The Men’s Club of
Beth Am Shalom and
The Blue Claws
are joining forces in a Temple fundraiser.
Purchase vouchers and
choose from over 70 games this season –
many with promotional giveaways.
Vouchers can be redeemed for same day
or
advance game tickets (your choice) at the Blue Claws box office
or
may be redeemed by calling Kyle Volp at (732) 901-7000
Vouchers are $11.00 per ticket.
Please make your checks payable to: BAS Men’s Club
To purchase vouchers, contact:
Carl Nelson: [email protected] or (732)929-0866
Marvin Wasserman: [email protected] or (732)575-8539
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CONGRATS TO OUR
4TH & 5TH Grades for their impressive artwork!
Mrs. Zirin's 4th and 5th grade classes once again collected caps, this
time bingo marker caps, and put them to good use. As a reward for
outstanding answers to questions and/or excellent behavior during class,
students were allowed to hot glue (with supervision) the caps onto a
board. Last year the word was Israel made out of various caps and this
year Shalom out of the bingo caps. The two signs are affixed to the wall
in the 4/5th grade classroom. The students are very proud of their
efforts.
We would like to make a similar sign for the school wing hall next year
and are open to suggestions for a good word. If you would like to make
such a suggestion, please place it in Mrs. Zirin's mailbox in the Religious
School hallway.
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 /Page 15
YOM YERUSHALAYIM
JCASE’s formal kick off was Sunday, May 17, 2015,
From noon till 2:00pm there were food trucks, crafting and field day like activities. The activities included a
tug of war with the adults against the child and the crafts included flag making for our parade into the
sanctuary. At 2:00pm we paraded into the sanctuary to hear our guest speaker, Andrew Gross. Mr. Gross is
the Political Advisor to the Israeli Consulate in New York. We were so honored he came to speak to us.
On June 3, 2015, 7:00pm at Beth Am Shalom we will be having a JCASE calendar planning meeting. Please
consider attending this meeting and bring ideas for various programs. We will also need organizers – so
please be prepared to volunteer to help run a program. I am very excited about the wonderful response we
are getting for this program and look forward to seeing you soon!
Thanks,
Vallerie Magory
Vice President
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11/Page 16
Trees in Israel
Beth Am Shalom is now selling trees in Israel through the
Jewish National Fund.
Do you have a simcha such as births, birthdays, engagements, weddings,
bar/bat mitzvahs or anniversaries that you wish to honor,
and/or a death that you want to memorialize?
The cost is $18.00 per tree.
You can purchase individual trees, a ring of trees (3),
a circle of trees (5), or an orchard of trees (10).
Please contact Fran Gimpel, 732-657-7120
and give her the name of the honoree or decedent, and the name and address
where to send the acknowledgement.
(Donations to this program will be listed on the Tzedakh Page)
MAKING A DONATION IS EASY
In an effort to make it easier for you to help make the office run more efficiently, we request that the form
below be used when making a donation. Please fill it out and mail or drop it off at Temple, along
with your check. Thank you for your cooperation.
(The minimum donation for an acknowledgement card to be sent is $10.00)
Funds to which donations can be made are:
Rabbi Stanley & Myra Yedwab Adult Academy of Judaism, Merrill Pollinger Scholarship Fund,
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Cantor’s Discretionary/Music Fund, Building Fund, General Fund,
Oneg Shabbat, Religious School, Cemetery Beautification Fund, Honorial/Memorial, Yahrzeit,
Jr. or Sr. Youth Group, Prayer Book*
*Please note: while lesser donations are welcome, the cost of a Prayer Book is now $35.00 & large print is $45.00
Please accept the following donation(s) to the fund indicated below:
From:______________________________
Please send acknowledgment card to:
Address:____________________________
Please send acknowledgment card to:
In memory of/in honor of/on the occasion of:
In memory of/in honor of/on the occasion of:
Fund: _____________________
Fund: __________________
$______
$_______
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11 / Page 17
BLOOMFIELD-COOPER
JEWISH CHAPELS, Inc.
Since 1978, the Bloomfield Family has managed
And operated funeral Chapels with traditional
Jewish values, dignity, care and respect.
Located in:
Lakewood • Ocean • Manalapan
1-800-247-5235
L. Bloomfield Dir/Mgr. NJ Lic. #3357
A. Bloomfield Mgr./Dir. NJ Lic. #4074
CEMETERY
BEAUTIFICATION FUND
The Toms River Jewish Cemetery on Whitty Road:
We would like to pave the driveway from the entrance
into the cemetery itself making it more accessible.
Beth Olam Memorial Park on Highway 70:
We have beautiful pillars at the entrance way that
have deteriorated through the years and are in need
of resurfacing. They are an important part of the
entrance to the cemetery as well as to the temple.
You may specify to which cemetery you would like to
donate, and also if you would like it to be in honor of
someone. Let’s all get together and make these
improvements in memory of our loved ones.
Contact the office with any questions:
(732) 363-2800
Beth Am Shalom Memorial Park
Toms River Jewish Cemetery
Cemetery Committee
The Shofar / Volume 8, Issue 11/ Page 18
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Complete Party & Design Service
Invitations * Calligraphy * Centerpieces * Decorations
Balloons * Party & Wedding Favors * Sign-In Boards
Unique & Custom Giftware * All Business Printing
Tel. (732) 363-4754
Fax (732) 364-4441
Cell (732) 600-9897
Judie Singer
11 Cathedral Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701
BETH AM SHALOM
CHAVURAH GROUP
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00PM
For information call:
Jacky Philips at (732) 323-0012
or
Charlotte Ehrmann at (732) 349-2715
BETH AM SHALOM
1235 Highway 70
Lakewood, NJ 08701
BETH AM SHALOM
Religious School Calendar
Emergency number during school hours: (732) 551-4054
1235 Highway 70
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Ph: 732 -363 -280 0
Fax: 732- 363 -7823
Religious School Cell: 732-551-40 54
Rabbi Stephen D. Gold
2007-2008 Religious School Calendar
2007-2008 Religious School Calendar
Yahoo, school’s out!!
Have a Happy Summer!
Cantor Alisa T. Forman
Rabbi Stanley Y edwab, Rabbi Emeritus
Francine Gimpel, President
Bill Mullis, Vice President
Vallerie Magory, 2 nd VP
Joan Weiss, Financial VP
David Friedman, Treasurer
Rochelle Newman, Se creta ry
Barbara Hankins, Offic e Admin / Editor
Barbara & Henr y Yuson, Webmas ters
G lenn Nozek, Facebook
Check out our Website &
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BethAmShalomLakewood
Beth Am Shalom: Reform Jewish Congregation, Est. July 2007 by the
merger of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Shalom.
Member of the Jewish Federation of Ocean County and Union for Reform Judaism.
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