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January/February - Congregation Shir Chadash
January / February 2016
Tevet / Sh’vat / AdarAdar-I 5776
Dear Temple Family,
What an amazing time this is for our
congregation! We’ve planned so many
wonderful programs for this coming
year!
We’ve organized Congregational Dinners for every third Friday of the month
followed by a Torah portion skit and
discussion. This Shabbat worship experience will engage young and old. The following are the dates for the
congregational dinners, and who is responsible for cooking and
cleaning:
January 15,Linda Waltzman & Friends, February 19, the
Facterman family, March 18, the Collins family, April 15, the
McCarthy family May 20, Pam Flores & Friends & June 17, Jon
Strum. Dinners, of course, will follow the synagogue kashrut policy.
Please mark your calendars!
On the 4th Friday of every month I’ll be leading a Meditational Shabbat. This inspiring Shabbat will include a guided meditation and
the possibility to reflect on spiritual themes.
On the second Tuesday of every month, starting in January,
at 2 pm seniors will be invited to watch a movie and
have a discussion afterwards. Cookies will be provided.
On February 7 at 6:45pm I will start teaching an 18 class
course of Intro to Judaism, for Jews to expand their
knowledge, and for those who are seeking conversion
to Judaism. I will offer the course in English and in
Spanish.
We are happy to announce that Jon Strum will be directing
the Purim Shpiel this coming year. We will be calling
for a first meeting in January for those who are interested in participating. This year we’ll make it simpler; we
will rehearse only 4 times, and participants won’t have
to memorize the script, so we hope we have more people interested in taking parts. This year’s theme is
“Greece.”
I’m planning Havdalah Dinners at my home. You will be
called soon to schedule one. This is an opportunity for
us to keep getting to know each other and form stronger
relationships.
God Bless you B’shalom, Rabbi Mariana Gindlin
Town Hall Meeting with the
Consul General of Israel, David Siegel
Wednesday, Feb. 10th / 7 pm
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 the
Jewish Federation along with all of our
area Jewish agencies and synagogues
will be hosting David Siegel, the Consul General of Israel, for a town hall
meeting.
The evening program will feature an
up-to-the-minute report on what is
going on in Israel and Israel’s perspective of what is going on in
the region from a senior representative of the State of Israel, followed by a question and answer session. Many of the community’s local elected officials, as well as area clergy, will be invited
to attend this event.
David Siegel assumed the post of Consul General of
Israel in Los Angeles in 2011, where he serves as the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United
States. Before taking over as the Consul General, David Siegel
served as Chief of Staff to Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign
Affairs and was involved in policy formulation and decisionmaking at the senior levels of Israel's foreign policy establishment. He also served two terms at the Embassy of Israel in
Washington D.C. and was deeply involved in policy coordination
with the State Department, the National Security Council, and
the White House. In addition, he participated in the 1998 Wye
River Peace Summit, the 1999 Israel-Syria negotiations, and the
Camp David Middle East Peace Summit in the fall of 2000.
“The opportunity to bring a senior representative of Israel, like
Consul General Siegel, to our community is . ..(continued pg. 14)
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Wow it has been a busy me around
Congregaon Shir Chadash. First off I
want to wish everyone a happy New
Year, and thank everyone who has
volunteered and worked so very hard
to make things happen.
It was wonderful to be at the Latkapoloza with friends and so
many new faces. Fun and food is a hard mix to beat. We are
now looking forward to Congregaonal Friday Night Dinners.
Another excing opportunity to meet and eat before services.
Rabbi Gindlin is adding addional themes to our Friday evening services so we hope you will take advantage of these
special Shabbat happenings.
This March we are looking forward to another wonderful
Purim Schpiel, wri.en and directed by Jon Strum. A fun
event that has become a CSC tradion so don’t miss it.
Check your emails for audions!
Hopefully in our future our wonderful family will grow and
expand. I look forward to that happening. I wish everyone a
healthy and good secular New Year. Please be well.
Pat Spievak
If you thought that Passover was the only “Seder” of the year, think again.
On Tu B’Shvat, you can ponder a world of fruits. Please join us for this
very special Seer and fun filled afternoon, for the whole family.
A brief T”U BiSh’vat Seder will celebrate natural foods found in Israel and
will remind us of our responsibility to care for the environment.
That will be followed by games for all ages and, of course, snacks! Please
RSVP
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Life’s Roots
A Meditation
Based on letters and talks of
Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
We are trees, living two lives
at once.
One life breaking through the
soil into this world. Where,
with all our might, we struggle to rise above it, grapple
for its sun and its dew, desperate not to be torn away by the fury of its storms or
consumed by its fires.
Then there are our roots, deep under the ground, unmoving and serene. They are our ancient mothers and
fathers, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rivkah, Yaakov,
Leah and Rachel.
They lie deep within us, at our very core. For them,
there is no storm, no struggle. There is only the One,
the Infinite, for Whom all the cosmos with all its
challenges are nothing more than a fantasy renewed
every moment from the void.
Our strength is from our bond with them, and with
their nurture we will conquer the storm. We will
bring beauty to the world we were planted within.
Participate in JNF’s Tu B’Shvat Across America
Celebrate Tu B’Shvat. Plant a Tree in Israel
Since its founding, JNF has planted more than 240 million trees in Israel to protect the land, prevent soil erosion,
green the landscape, and preserve vital ecosystems. The trees maintain forest health, combat desertification,
protect watersheds, and manage water flow. Additionally, they create a “green lung” to combat carbon dioxide
emissions in the region. JNF’s success at planting trees in Israel has resulted in naturally expanded forests.
PLANT TREES through Congregation Shir Chadash and part of your $18 donation for each tree will benefit our
synagogue.
Camp Shir Chadash Dec. 2015
PLEASE KEEP THE DONATIONS COMING!
CSC Addresses Hidden Hunger in Our Local Communities
We collect food items year round to help address the hidden hunger in our community. Our large donation bin is
in the closet between the Lobby and chapel.. When we collect enough food items we will make sure it gets to the
Lakewood First United Methodist Church/Broken Loaf Food Pantry to help with their weekly distributions.
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The
WANTS YOU!
We are now taking orders to place new “Leaves” on our Tree of
Life located in our Fellowship Hall. This Tree is in
celebration of Happy Occasions associated with “Life” such as
Birth, Bar/t Mitzvah,
Graduation, Marriage, Birthday, Wedding
Anniversary, Achievements, Promotions or
Retirement. Each “Leaf” will be inscribed and placed on the
tree for a minimum donation of $100 each.
Sisterhood welcomes all CSC members to join
in supporting and providing services to the
CSC community. These services include
setting up for Shabbat Kiddush, Special
Lunches, Latkepalooza and Baking for
Holidays.
No experience necessary.
Schmoozing, laughing and enjoying one
another’s company is required.
The CSC Sisterhood meets every two months.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday,
February 1st at 7 PM
Call Ettie at
information.
562-425-3464
Chanukah Cooking With Morah Reyna
for
more
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CSC Simcha Corner − Mazel Tov !
The Waltzman family grows!
It is with great joy that Grama Linda Temkin Waltzman and Great
Grandparents Dr. Gene and Romie Temkin
welcome little Hannah Eden Waltzman to the family.
Hannah was born on November 16, 2015, to Dr. Josh and Elisa
Waltzman. Hannah's big sisters, Abigail and Naomi, are absolutely
delighted!
Samantha Hamilton, daughter of Robert and Elle
Hamilton, and granddaughter of Fran Itkoff, recently
competed in the Winter Junior Olympics for
swimming. She swims for Shore Aquatics in Long
Beach. She qualified for 6 different events as a young
nine year old against mostly 10year olds. She
dropped time and made it to the finals!
Sammie also auditioned and made the
International Peace Choir.
She represents Israel!
Sammie also has a new show airing for DreamworksTV called "Kids Prank Humans". She plays the
lead on an episode titled "Scary Pizza Delivery Prank."
Sam also just won the PTA "Reflections" contest in the photography category. First Place and the
Award of Excellence! Her project moves on to the State Finals! Go Sam!
Thanks Again to our Sisterhood & All that Help!
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Publicize Your Business in the Shofar
Full Page $200, or $1080 per year
Half Page $100 or $500 per year,
Qtr. Page $50, or $280 per year,
Card Size $180 per year or $36 per issue,
Call Congregation Shir Chadash 562-429-0715
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For more
information
contact Pat
Spievak
(562) 4393440 or
email:
[email protected]
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Happy
Anniversary!
Stanley S. & Marilyn Ruth Yellin
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Happy Birthday!
Sarah Rose Waltzman
Risa Michelle Lowy Sybrandy
Suzanne Handler
Joyce Bryan
Seth Collins
Robert Goldsmith
Susi Goldsmith
Sharon Oster
Rhonda Gobas
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2/8
Erwin Anisman
Brian Moore
Kathy Rubin
Nathalie Soussan
Antonio Samuel Ramos
Samantha Collins
Chip McCarthy III
Stan Rubin
Jocelyn Maria Turek
2/12
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2/15
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David Eckfeld
Harvey Gobas
Ian Moore
Dennis Dettmer
Carina Gobas
David Klein
Philip Isenberg
Molly Isenberg
Rita Lowy Moore
Stanley Yellin
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High Holy Day Seat
Gail Skvirsky-Bohn: Thank you
High Holy Day Book of Remembrance
Sanford Binder: Thank you
Jane George RN & Dr. Alan Erlbaum: Thank you
Mr. Jerome Ginsburg: Thank you
Donald Kane: Thank you
Ernie & Kathy Rubin: Thank you
Gail Skvirsky-Bohn: Thank you
Fern & Benny Wasserman: Thank you
Rosh HaShanah Donations
Mr. Jerome Ginsburg: Wishing everyone a healthy
and happy New Year 5776!
Yom Kippur Donations
Eileen Braeman: Thank you
Joyce & Edgar Bryan: Thank you
Ettie Councilman: Thank you
Dr. Dennis & Georgiana Dettmer: Thank you
Lydia Dubov~: Thank you
Jane George RN & Dr. Alan Erlbaum: Thank you
Jerome Ginsburg: Thank you
Rita Moore: Thank you
Arthur & Sharon Oster: Thank you
Ernie & Kathy Rubin: Thank you
Dr. Jack Rubin: Thank you
Louise Sperr: Thank you
Stephen Stone: In memory of beloved departed
family.
Stephen Stone: Thank you
Marco & Konya Vivanti: Thank you
Fern & Benny Wasserman: Thank you
Yahrzeit Donations
Ana Benudiz: In memory of beloved husband Hilel
Benudiz
Jerome & Linda Egherman: In memory of beloved
parents Herman & Netty Herman
Esther Falk: In memory of beloved mother Futune
Babani
Molly Isenberg: In memory of beloved son Daniel
David Isenberg
Donald Kane: In loving memory of Ruth Kane
Donald Kane: In memory of beloved father Harry
Kane
Donald Kane: In memory of beloved mother Dora
Kane
Arthur & Sharon Oster: In memory of beloved
mother Anna Oster
Sheldon Pordy: In memory of beloved sister Doris
Meidonick
Rosalie Sussman: In memory of beloved brother
David Michael Alperin
Rosalie Sussman: In memory of beloved father
Morton Alperin
Kind Notes
Joyce & Edgar Bryan: Get well prayers for Seema
Siegal
Ettie Councilman: A Refuah Sh’laima for Seema Siegal
Ettie Councilman: Mazel Tov to the Burn family on the
marriage of their daughter Katelynn
Joseph & Dagmar Eckfeld: Condolences in memory of
Elihu Goldish
Joseph & Dagmar Eckfeld: Get well for Seema Siegal
Joseph & Dagmar Eckfeld: In celebration of Sandy
Binder's Engagement
Anonymous: In the merit of Elihu Goldish, may he be
remembered for a blessing.
Rita Moore: Condolences in memory of Larry Dwyer
Rita Moore: Condolences in memory of Elihu Goldish
Rita Moore: Get well for Seema Siegal
Nadine Pekar: Condolences in memory of Gordon
Langsam
Joseph & Hedvig Solymar: Condolences in memory of
Elihu Goldish
Joseph & Hedvig Solymar: Condolences in memory of
Larry Dwyer
Craig & Pat Spievak: Condolences in memory of Elihu
Goldish
Craig & Pat Spievak: Condolences in memory of Gordon Langsam
Miscellaneous Donations
John & Amy Berger~: Thank you
Stephen & Suzanne Handler: Thank you
Marla Light: Thank you
Samuel & Amy Richardson: Thank you
Bea Hyatt Mem Garden
Bernie & Sherri Selmanson: In memory of beloved
mother Bea Hyatt
Bernie & Sherri Selmanson: In memory of beloved
mother Bea Hyatt
Building Maintenance & Office Supplies
Linda Vizzini, thank you
Kiddush/Oneg
Mrs. Shirley Bloom: In memory of Harry Waterman
Robert & Natalie Schenker: In memory of beloved
brother David Saffren
Robert & Natalie Schenker: In memory of beloved father Herman Saffren
Robert & Natalie Schenker: In memory of beloved
mother Julia Saffren
Robert & Natalie Schenker: In memory of beloved sister Diana Saffren
Tree/Water in Israel
Ettie Councilman: Trees and Water for Israel In honor
of her son David L. Councilman’s 50th birthday.
Shir Chadash Dinner Sponsor
Anonymous: Thank you
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
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More About Mr. Siegel
...wonderful,” explains Deborah Goldfarb , Jewish
Federation’s CEO. “It is my hope that this event will open the
eyes of many in our community as they hear what is going on
in Israel and the amazing impact Israel has on the entire
world.”
The event will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will
be held at the Alpert JCC on the Harry & Jeannette Weinberg
Jewish Federation Campus, 3801 East Willow Street in Long
Beach. There is no fee to attend but you must RSVP and you
will be asked to present a photo I.D. at the door. Doors will
open at 6 p.m. to allow time for everyone to register and be
seated. Please do not bring backpacks or large handbags.
To learn more about this event, please contact Sharon Kenigsberg at (562) 426-7601 ext. 1008 or to RSVP contact
[email protected]
Shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967, when Siegel was
just 6 years old, his family made aliyah, immigrating to Israel.
There, his father became a founder of the Masorti (Conservative)
movement in Israel and spiritual leader of Moriah Congregation
in Haifa.
David’s own religious upbringing has touched the mainstreams of Judaism. Raised in a Conservative home, on arriving
in Israel he was enrolled at a Chabad school in an absorption center, then attended an Orthodox grade school and yeshiva, and later
taught at a Reform school. After serving as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, Siegel returned to his birth state.
Mr. Siegel graduated from the University of Vermont
with a B.A. in Political Science and earned a Masters
Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy in Boston. He served as a Commander in
the Israel Defense Forces.
Consul General Siegel is married to Myra ClarkSiegel, and they have three young children.
Prayer for a Speedy Recovery
For Men: May the One who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless and heal
_(Name)______. May the Holy Blessed One mercifully restore him to health and to vigor. May G-d grant him health of body and
health of spirit and mind, along with all others who are stricken. Let us say: Amen.
For Women: May the One who blessed our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless and heal
_(Name)_______. May the Holy Blessed One mercifully restore her to health and to vigor. May G-d grant her health of body and
health of spirit and mind, along with all others who are stricken. Let us say: Amen.
May You Have a Quick & Full Recovery!
At minyans during services Congregation Shir Chadash members pray for a speedy and complete recovery for all those listed
on our Misheberach list. If you know someone who is ill, please let us know. If you would like to pray for a family member or
friend, please see the prayer above.
Pat Spievak is now also selling on ETSY where you can
Shop for Handmade & Vintage Products.
Buy Directly From Real People!
We have wonderful hand painted water-colored floral note
cards by Joyce Bryan for sale. f anyone has something for
E-bay or ETSY, please call Pat at 562-439-3440 and she
will be happy to help. Fundraising can be FUNraising!
TOO BUSY TO SEND A CARD?
For a minimum donation of $10, we can send
a lovely personalized card
for any occasion or holiday!
Just contact the office
via phone 562-429-0715 or
e-mail: [email protected]
Plant Trees & Bring Water to Israel
When members and friends buy these tree and water
certificates from our tree and water bank at $18 each
they are performing a double mitzvah. A tree is
planted in Israel and our synagogue makes a percentage. The JNF sends a lovely
certificate to the recipient. Please call the synagogue
office at 562-429-0715 to order
YAHRZEITS TO REMEMBER:
Yahrzeits are listed in the Shofar as a public service for our members. Please attend our
religious services as a loving tribute to the memory of your dearly departed. Review our
list carefully to ensure that all of your family members and friends are remembered in
the most sacred and meaningful manner. Anyone wishing to receive an Aliyah should
contact Rabbi Howard Laibson at (562) 429-0715, or Art Oster (562) 598-6072.
Sam Hoffman
Phillip Itkoff
Barbara Lanthier
Anne Papurt
Esther Robinowitz
Harriet Sherman
Adele Laitz
Beulah Steager
Frank Wixen
Esther Laibson
Hedy Loebl
Frank Handler
Lena Klubock
Effie Grace Lewis
Sarah Goldman
Phyllis Hoffman
Estella Alperin
Alan Feinhandler
Bea Hya.
Mickie Cohen
Jacqueline Rubinwitch
Daisy Sardi
Samuel Vizzini
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Holly Laibson
Hyman Freedman
Sylvan Arthur Ross
Solomon Alevy
Fanny Keller
Solomon Gla.
Rose Siegal
Mary Frank
Ariel Sharon
Helen Fischel
Thomas R. Strickland
Jacob W. Councilman
Morris Herskovitz
Avraham Boehm
Raymond Weisenfeld
Daniel Freedman
Robert Lichter
Ralph Finkelstein
Simon Zotstein
Max Goldin
Roy Katz
Eva Schlesinger
Devora Turner
Frances Wixen
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Dora Kae Rosenbla.
Gabriel Sobelman
Sarah Benveniste
Elaine Bolnick
Edythe Derr
Renee Madnick
Ida Nelson
Sally Schlessinger
Victor Leon Friedman
Ida Yellin
Isaac Claire
Martha Furst
Sylvia Isbitz
Rachel (Rae) Panster
Allen Sherman
Benjamin Itkoff
Siegfried Pinchut
Margit Rose
Helen Penn
Janice Hecht
Hyman Laibson
Evelyn Brightman
Sam Glicken
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Dena & Neal Harris
Rachel Israel
Anna Brown
Lilyan Sogol
Dolly Moore
Stanley Butler
Sheila Pekar
Be.y Cohen
Bertha Pordy
Zadel Claire
Dora Geller
Baila Govenar
Esther Center
Theodore Panster
Lillian Bloom
Irving Brightman
Jerald Finkelstein
Celia Yellin
Saul Binder
Max Ross
Bertha Schwartz
Al Krupsaw
Kathleen Clelland
Alice D. Levich
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We recall with affection those who no longer walk this earth, grateful to G-d for the gift of their lives, for their
sweet companionship, and for the cherished memories which endure. May G-d comfort all who mourn.
Memorial Plaques
We Honor the memory of our dear departed loved ones by placing their names on the MEMORIAL TABLETS in the
Main Sanctuary. The walls on both sides of our Sanctuary contain space for MEMORIAL PLAQUES, which are available
for $400.00 per plaque.
Memorial plaques may be reserved, and we can group the plaques of family members, in existing available space.
You may contact the Office at any time to make these arrangements.
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YOUR $50 ARCO SCRIP CARDS
PROCEEDS HELP SISTERHOOD ACTIVITIES.
CALL ETTIE: 562-425-3464 or call the Temple Office At 562-429-0715
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Evening Minyan for Shiva or Yahrzeit
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Rabbi Mariana Gindlin
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Rabbi Emeritus Howard Laibson
[email protected]
Cantor Emeritus Yehuda Keller
(562) 598-0715, [email protected]
A Special Request
To all our Members
and Families
Please notify our
Synagogue Secretary, Carol,
of any Member who is ill,
hospitalized or
otherwise incapacitated.
(562) 429-0715
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