July-August, 2016 - Temple Sinai of Hollywood
Temple Sinai Summer Picnics
for members and guests
at the home of Judy & Larry Wiener
3981 N. 32 Terrace • (Lakes of Emerald Hills) • Hollywood
Sundays, June 26 & Sept. 18
12 noon till 4 p.m.
We want to get to know you
better (and vice versa!)
It’s a Kosher Barbecue with all
the trimmings lots of veggie stuff too!
Something for everyone!
• Splash with your kids
in the pool
• Sit on the patio and relax
• Stay cool inside socializing
or watching sports
for Yo m
Bring your smile, a towel and your appetite!
RSVP to Judy at 9549620762 or Temple at 9549870026
Temple Sinai of Hollywood
1400 North 46 Avenue • Hollywood, Florida 33021
Temple Office: 954.987.0026 • Fax: 954.987.2731
School Office: 954.987.1694 • www.SinaiHollywood.org
Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
and The Jewish Theological Seminary
Rabbi Dr. Gideon M. Goldenholz
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA
Early Childhood Education Director . . . . . .Donna Anton
Religious School Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Karen Kaye
Membership Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Elissa Goldberg
Financial Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcie Greenberg
President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miriam Rube
Immediate Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Larry Marks
Vice President Ritual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shammai Taplin
Vice President Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheri Rothschild
Vice President Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leah Parker
Vice President Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jarod Anton
Vice President Programming . . . . . . . . . . . .Hillary Josephs
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marty Gerber
Parliamentarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evan Plotka
House Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Patron
Sisterhood Rep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Lefkowitz
Hazak Rep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judy Schwartz
ECEPA President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lindsay Anidjar
Legacy and Endowment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prof. Mal Golden
Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judy Wiener
Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Debbie Weiss Stokley
The Bulletin is published by Temple Sinai of Hollywood
every other month throughout the year
Please Join Our Daily Minyan Services
8:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Friday Evening Shabbat
9:30 a.m./time varies p.m.
Sunday & National Holidays 9:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
*Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7:00 p.m. each Friday evening
in the Zinn Chapel followed by an Oneg.
*KISS (Kids In Shabbat Service) : will resume in the Fall.
The schedule may vary so please check with the Temple office.
Birthday or Anniversary approaching?
We would be delighted to have you sponsor a Friday evening Oneg.
Please call the Temple office for details
CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
July - August 2016
Times underlined indicate holidays
Our mission is to enrich our vibrant, inclusive, egalitarian, Conservative congregation through education, worship, charity and social interaction,
celebrate diversity, and support each person in their pursuit of Jewish learning, values and spirituality.
Comprehensive and preventive
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Over the last few weeks there have been some significant developments that we want to be sure are called to your attention.
First, the Israeli government and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been unwilling to implement their own publicly announced agreement with Masorti, Reform, and the Jewish Federations of North America with regard to the Kotel and proper treatment of and respect
for non-Orthodox Jews. Our representatives have agreed to afford the government a brief additional period of time for implementation,
but patience is wearing thin.
Second, forces in the Knesset seem to be making progress in an effort to overturn a Supreme Court decision assuring access to publicly funded mikvaot for non-Orthodox converts and women wishing to use a mikveh without the intrusive inspection of a stranger.
If things could get worse, on Tuesday morning, they did. An extreme group, aided by police protection and led by Rabbi Shlomo
Amar, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (a position paid by taxpayer money) arrived at the Robinson's Arch area of the Kotel. This is an area which
for more than 15 years has been specifically set aside for use by Masorti and others who wish to have egalitarian prayer. Amar's group
set up a mechitza to separate men and women and proceeded to daven. This was, of course, less a statement of piety than an effort to
We have always maintained that all Jews have a legal right to daven as they wish at the main northern Kotel plaza. On Thursday, Masorti will have egalitarian davening there, with prayers to be led by Rabbi Chaya Rowen Baker. With the government seemingly unwilling
to fulfill its pledges, we are reasserting our legal rights.
As caring and devoted Diaspora Jews who love Israel very much, we must also be Jews who stand up for what is right.
Rabbi Robert Slosberg
David H. Lissy
Interim Executive Director
This is from today, Thursday, June 16:
About an hour ago, the first mixed (men and women) prayers at the Western Wall Plaza in 16 years were concluded. Some 500 people from the Conservative and Reform movements, students from the Hannaton pre-army educational program, and various individuals who happened to be present, participated in the afternoon prayers. Close by a small gathering of Haredim (zealously Orthodox) rioted
as they sought to put a stop to the davening. The disturbance began with pushing and even devolved into sexual harassment aimed at
some of the young women who participated in the service. Despite the disturbances the prayers went forward, concluding with the
singing of HaTikva. It is important to point out that the police failed to offer protection or make arrests.
Yizhar Hess, director of the Masorti Movement in Israel said: 500 Israeli men and women showed Israel’s Prime Minister that there is more
than one way to be a Jew. To our surprise, the police were nowhere to be seen allowing Haredi thugs to disturb the prayers and to sexually harass some of the young women.
Until such time that the Kotel Agreement is implemented what occurred today will become the new Minhag HaMakom (custom of
the place), mixed prayers in the public plaza.
Our mission is to enrich our vibrant, inclusive, egalitarian, Conservative congregation through education, worship, charity
and social interaction, celebrate diversity, and support each person in their pursuit of Jewish learning, values and spirituality.
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KASSELMAN SCHOOL NEWS
Donna Anton, Director
2016 PRE-K GRADS
QUESTION: What has fortythree children, five teachers, seventyfive flowers, tons of pictures,
twenty-five dozen cookies, over three
hundred guests, and a lifetime of
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ANSWER: It’s our Kasselman School 2016 Pre-K graduation.
This wonderful evening in early June was a celebration of both an
ending and a new beginning. The students have been given a terrific education at our Kasselman School. Now it’s on to kindergarten and beyond. These children are ready for success. Good
Luck to our alumni!
Come to Minyan,
You'll Like It
And We Need You
August 20, 2016
Jacob: “In the beginning of my Torah portion
it says you shall love. But in my brother's portion
it says you shall know. They both have similar beginnings and they have
the same melody. However, to know and to love are very different. To
know your G-d is to acknowledge and feel that He is there watching. To
love your G-d is to treat Him respectfully, to hold Him close, and to never
hurt Him. In my Torah portion, it tells of rewards that are given to you
if you do both: "and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and
hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive trees that you did
not plant, and you will eat and be satisfied." It also tells you to be cautious
if you did not do either. "Beware lest you forget the Lord, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. All of these show
that you should love and never forget your G-d, but I believe that to love
is more powerful. Being a bar mitzvah to me means that I will finally be
considered an adult and I will be closer to G-d.
Reuben: “I would like to start out by defining and describing the words
bar mitzvah. A mitzvah is a commandment or a religious duty and
Bar/Bat/B'Nai relates to the subject of the commandment boy/girl/children. The bar mitzvah is a time when a young Jewish child becomes an
adult and now is responsible for any sins he commits and the performance
of any positive commandments.
In the beginning of our haftarah it states, “console, console my people,
says your G-d." To console means to comfort in a time of grief. The fact that
this is stated twice makes it stand out as if it is an obligation, that is knowingly difficult to follow.
To me, my Bar Mitzvah means a time where I do a lot of growing up
and taking a leadership role in my Religious life. And finally, I get to sit
at the adult table.”
HAPPY TO HAVE YOU
Delphine and Ron Rechtman
Adina, Liora and Noam
Miriam Rube and Rafael Latorre
Rabbi Milton and Bernice Rube
Josephina and Arsenio (z'l) Latorre
Miami Lakes Middle School Cambridge
Academy; Grade: entering 8th
Interests/Awards: Reuben: saxaphone; engineering
Jacob: art and reading
Mitzvah Project: There will be two buckets (green and blue)
placed by the caterers office. Reuben will be collecting kosher,
non-perishable food items to be assembled and donated to the
food pantry. Jacob will be collecting non-toxic art supplies and
books to be assembled and donated to Joe DiMaggio Children’s
Hospital. Dollar Store coloring books, books, crafts, crosswords,
puzzles, crayons, markers and other items are all welcome.
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You might be wondering where your
Sisterhood has been lately. Well, we’ve
been preparing for the fall. With my term
as president ending recently, our search
committee started to prepare a slate of new
officers. Realizing how demanding the job
as president is for one person, we came up
with a different way to handle the role for
the next term.
We will have a presidium of six past sisJoah Lefkowitz, Pres.
terhood presidents handling the responsibilities. The six women are: Shari Balmuth, Lois Edelstein, Joan
Lefkowitz, Paula Platt, Cheri Rothschild, and Judy Wiener. Looking at the strengths and time constraints of the individuals, the
committee made us each responsible for a different part of the job
description. Come the fall, you will hear what we each are handling; and I know you will be happy with how it works. As you see
your team of leaders or presidium in action, I think you will see we
seem to add up to more than the whole!
I know summer is not even half way over; however I want to let
you know we have some exciting plans for the fall. With the High
Holy Days starting in October, we will be able to have our first
program in September. We’ll have our fun get together with a very,
very twisted program! Right now, it’s being kept under wraps; so
when we roll it out it will be just perfect for us! No giving it away
right now, please!!! There will be the Member Brunch after the
Holidays and many more events to share with your sisters.
For now kick back, enjoy your vacation plans, time with the family, and get ready to be part of the best sisterhood year ever!
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Davening at the Dohany on the Danube
“Davening at the Dohany on the Danube” was the theme of this year’s Travel Night program sponsored by
Sylvia Berman of Post Haste Travel and Cheri Rothschild. For the past 6 years Sylvia and Cheri have coordinated an evening of world travel focusing on one region or country. This year’s theme was Budapest, Hungary.
Highlighting the evening was an enlightening presentation by Rabbi Arnie Samlan, Director of the Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education. “What do Tony Curtis, ZsaZsa Gabor, Chaim Weitzman, Harry Houdini,
and Elie Wiesel have in common? They all are Jews with Hungarian roots.”
In addition to Barbara Streisand singing “AveinuMalkanu” at the Dohany Street Synagogue, guests of the
evening were treated to travel slides, stories and the most amazing Hungarian food and drink. Thank you to
Ravit and Eden Catering for providing Hungarian goulash, stuffed cabbage and apple strudel complimented
by wine and Slivovitz Hungarian liquor.
The evening ended with a drawing which included items known for their Hungarian roots- paprika, wine and
a Rubik’s Cube. Then Sylvia announced next year’s program which will feature Jewish Italy. Watch for an announcement next spring!
Hosts Cheri and Sylvia
Rabbi Arnold Samlan
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SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE
For one: How hot it is EVERY Father's Day, when we feed the hungry in Hollywood through the Sinai Share-a-Meal program.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you who gave up some of your Father's Day time to do this mitzvah.
(You know it means commandment, right?) It does not mean a good deed, although a lot of the commandments are doing good
Because Bridge Prep was in cleaning mode last Sunday, we set up shop in the
Cocktail Room in the Synagogue and got the work done in no time at all thanks to
all the wonderful workers who came with their eggs and their smiles.
We welcomed Cub Scout Pack #18 back for an encore and they were most helpful. Here's who else made it happen: The Bardunias Family: Paul, Helena, Arianna
and Ben; regulars Lois and Mark Nonkin; the Seth Adelman Family: Yaakov, Talia,
Susan, Arielle, Caitlin and Kirsten; the Heby family: Shira, Orel and Yael; Miriam
Rube with Jacob and Reuben; Don and Linda Levine; Paula Greene; Noah and
Nancy Weizman; the Garber family: Jon and Annie with Shira and Natan; Rachel
Shonfield and Kerry Sisselman with their son Zev; Fred Hochsztein with daughter
A.J.(glad to see you): Karen Benuer (please join us again): Steve and Paula Platt and
Judy and Larry Wiener. Joining us at the site were old friends Ben and Eva Fireman
and Andrew Wiener. Always glad to have you join us.
Since it was Father's Day things were done a little differently. Tables were set with
cloths and silverware and pretty centerpieces. We worked with St. Bartholomew's
Church to make it a very nice total meal. Don Levine was successful in getting them
quiet while he gave a most impressive short speech about what a special day it was and
how much we have to be thankful for in the wake of Orlando and so many other
horribly sad events across our country.
Thank you to those who came to serve, and serve we did. We had plenty of hard
boiled eggs and items for our grooming kits. The Cub Scouts got the kits finished in very
Judy Wiener, coordinator
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT SHARE A MEAL:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016 · 11:30 AM / SCHOOL CAFETERIA
Please bring dozen boiled eggs, in shell, in carton. And small toiletries and shampoos/soap/
lotions/tissue packs/razors/tooth brushes with tooth paste; combs; small deodorants, etc.
YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF GROOMING ITEMS AT THE TEMPLE OFFICE MON-THROUGH FRIDAY
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YASHIR KOACH TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE
PARSHIOT SUMMARY PROGRAM
Dear Chaverim in Temple Sinai,
Sixteen years ago, the Board of Governors unanimously approved a
fabulous new program entitled “The Parshiot Summary Program”
As of this date, it is with much gratification to tell you that with the
publication of the summer Bulletin, 665 devoted and motivated
Temple members have embraced the challenge of organizing and
communicating a précis of the weekly Shabbat Parashah. This is
And now for the names of those energetic and intellectually
gifted presenters. These lay members collectively enhanced our knowledge of Torah, and provided a more explicit understanding of the parashiot contained in the
five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
BOOK OF GENESIS (October 10, 2015 – December
25, 2015). The participants, in order of their summary include: Miriam Rube, Charles Maurice, Harry Silverman,
Eva Goldstein, Lloyd and Lois Edelstein, Cheri Rothschild, Jared Anton, Paula Greene,
Jack German, Aleeza Reisner, Rabbi Milton Rube, and Marty Gerber.
BOOK OF EXODUS (January 2– March 12, 2016). The presenters for Exodus comprise: Professor
Neil Reisner, Barry Faske, Paula Greene, Jackie Greenberg, Barry Faske, Ruby Kushner, Naomi Golden,
Jared Anton, Professor Neil Reisner, and Marty Gerber.
BOOK OF LEVITICUS (March 19 – June 11, 2016). The list of presenters consists of: Eva Goldstein,
Joyce Robbins, Charles Maurice, Hugh Goldstein, Jacob and Reuven Latorre, Marty Gerber, Naomi
Golden, Jared Anton, Harry Silverman, and Professor Neil Reisner.
BOOK OF NUMBERS (June 18 – August 6, 2016). Here is the presenters list: Eric Mayer, Aaron
Greenberg, Jordan Rosenberg, Dr. Laura Cohen Rosenthal, Joyce Robbins, Naomi Golden, and Marty
BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY (August 13 - October 15, 2016). A synopsis of the Sedra was offered
by: Fred Hochsztein, Jackie Greenberg, Randee Eibeschitz, Michael Gold, Professor Neil Reisner, Marty
Gerber, Charles Maurice, and Professor Mal Golden.
Dr. Rabbi Gideon Goldenholz, President Miriam Rube, members of the Board of Governors, and your
Temple Sinai family extend a hearty Yashir Koach to each individual for their magnificent presentations.
Naomi joins me in offering our best wishes to each participant and their families.
Professor Mal Golden, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Parshiot Summary Program
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Israel Independence Day BBQ
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Yom Hashoah • May 5, 2016
Lorraine Glass's wonderful visual presentation of love and loss as
she shared her family's journey following her parents' post -Holocaust footsteps through Romania was then followed by a Memorial
Candle Lighting including survivors and next generation. Those
lighting candles were:
Mary Botknecht, Simone and Marc Dunn, Bernie Feldman,
Hugh and Bruno Goldstein, Regina Greenspan with son Bernie and
his wife, Carol, Fred Hochsztein, Saul Jakubowicz, Eric and Bernard
Mayer, Aliza Shazar and Chaim Nahon, Larry Wiener, the Hon. Sharon Zeller and Bessie Zurawin.
After the presentation, guests sat down with several survivors and families for Cookies and Conversation—round table discussions to
learn more about their experiences during and following that tumultuous time in their life or growing up as a child of a survivor. This
was a very moving and informative event.
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Lights out, sitting on the floor,
with flashlights we will read the
hauntingly beautiful and tragic
Lamentations. It tells us about
destruction, exile repercusions and
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vulnerability, and yet we end with
hopefulness. We will read about ruin
resilience and redemption. We will
find light in the darkness. Join us for a meaningful spiritual/historical experience on Tisha B’Av Saturday
night August 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm as we read from the book of Lamentations.
Tisha B'Av, the ninth of Av, is an annual fast day which commemorates the destruction of the First and
Second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from the Land of Israel. The day also
commemorates other tragedies which occurred on the same day, including the Roman massacre of over 500,000
Jews at Betar in 135 CE. Instituted by the rabbis of 2nd-century present-day Israel, Tisha B'Av is regarded as
the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. In addition to the basic five prohibitions, all pleasurable activity is
forbidden. The Book of Lamentations which mourns the destruction of Jerusalem is read in the synagogue,
followed by the kinnot, a series of liturgical dirges which lament the loss of the Temple and Jerusalem. As the
day has become associated with remembrance of other major calamities which have befallen the Jewish
people, some kinnot recall events such as the murder of the Ten Martyrs, the decimation of numerous
medieval Jewish communities during the Crusades and the destruction of European Jewry in the Holocaust.
Rabbi Dr. Gideon M. Goldenholz
Confirmation Kabbalat Service wa held Friday evening May 27, 2016
Mazel Tov on your confirmation by Rabbi Gideon Goldenholz
Jonathan and Emily Mayer
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DID YOU KNOW. . .
JOAN AND PAUL LEFKOWITZ loved vacationing
in St. Martin and came back to watch their son and family head to NY for a week.
MAL AND NAOMI GOLDEN's granddaughter,
ALLIE, graduated high school; granddaughter,
SHAYNA, graduated middle school. Very proud grandparents!
DR. LARRY AND MONICA MARKS' daughter,
LIANA, will be graduating from the Posnack Jewish Day
School, lower school. Mazel Tov!
DR. BARRY ALTER will spend the summer in
Jerusalem. He is on the board of the Jewish Agency for
Israel and it's summer meeting will be in Paris. It will deal
with all the issues of the French Jewish community.
THE HON. RON AND CHERI ROTHSCHILD
were just recognized for their Dedication of the new Posnack Jewish Community Center History Wall. Congratulations!
BRAD MELTZER's latest thriller is out now, The House
of Secrets. Great summer reading! On sale at Barnes and
Nobel right now.
If you would like to “brag” about your loved ones or have
important honors or accomplishments to announce,
please call your editor at 954-962-0762 or email her at
[email protected] Only too happy to write about
our Temple family!
On May 29, 2016, in Abu Ghosh, Israel, SONDRA CLAIRE
FELDMAN and ALON TURJEMAN were married. Sondra is
the grand-daughter of Judy and Bernie Feldman. Sondra made
aliyah 5 years ago and Alon is a Sabra. They will make their home
in Jerusalem. Sondra is pictured here with her aunt, Cindy Feldman. We wish them much happiness!
Tallit Memorial Fund
We are purchasing new Tallitot in memory of
the several young people who have recently
passed away. The donation for each Tallit will
be $36.00 minimum (more if you so desire).
Please send your checks to Temple Sinai
Call Lloyd Edelstein, 954-981-4270
or the Temple office, 954-987-0026
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C O M M U N I T Y
Phase 1 to open
303 N. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, Florida
Watch for opening
The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc. (HDEC),a nonsectarian,nonprofit or
ganization,has devoted itself over the past 36 years to documenting the authentic memory of the
Holocaust and educating today's generation about the evils and dangers of hatred, bigotry, and bul
lying.It has recorded more than 2,500 testimonies of Survivors, Liberators and Rescuers. Hallmark
educational programs include Student Awareness Days (the last one of the school year will take
place May 20), the Speakers Bureau, and the Teachers Institute.
The first South Florida Holocaust Museum will be the first in North Amer
ica to tell the story of the Holocaust in English and Spanish. It will feature
our oral history collection; selections from our more than 6,000 documents,
photographs, and other artifacts; our restored, authenticated Holocaust
Railcar; a US Army Sherman Tank of the kind that liberated the camps;
and a traveling exhibition gallery. We are also building a Hall of Remem
brance, where people can sign up to have the names of their loved ones
permanently inscribed on the walls. The permanent exhibition, which will
tell the story from early stages of the Holocaust to Liberation, along with a
library/media center and amphitheater, will be built out as we raise the
money. We welcome you to participate in this landmark venture right here
in our own community in whatever ways you can.
To learn more please contact: Rositta E. Kenigsberg, President
Holocaust Documentation & Education Center,
2031 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020
P: 954.929.5690 ext 201• F: 954.929.5635
email: [email protected]
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This is true: This past Friday was the first day of summer break for my kids.
My son says he wants to play.
Me: "I have a job."
Him: "But you're my Dad."
THAT is the professional level of guilt that's being launched into the atmosphere
of my house. And of course, it triggered a Lego session, but it also triggered an
onslaught of me questioning: What is truly important in my life? Family and
Which leads me to you. On Tuesday, we launched my newest thriller, The
House of Secrets. I love this book and can't wait to share it.
But for 19 years now, I've known one thing: I wouldn't have a career if it
weren't for you, our closest family and friends, who always pull for us. Have
you heard it before? I know you have. But I will never stop saying it. It is a
pillar of my life. A law.
In a few hours, I'll jump on a plane to New York. And tomorrow, Cori will
send you all the stuff we'd love for you to share on Facebook, etc. (God,
we're getting old -- I still remember when you helped us share this by simply rearranging the shelves in the bookstore and moving us to the top shelf
(special love for those who still do it)). Anyway, I'm so excited for you to
read this book that I cooked up with award-winning author Tod Goldberg.
He's a star and has become a dear friend. And this thriller is a true literary peanut butter cup.
But today, it's just us...and just me saying thanks. If I could attach a hug,
said hug would be attached.
Love to you.
Minyan Needs You!
You Need Minyan!
Try it, you'll like it.!
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Reservations $2.00 / Walkins $3.00
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(Sundays & Holidays 9:00 a.m.)
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1 child $5 / 2 or more children $10
Escape the Florida Heat to Join
for Several Weeks of Stimulating Adult Jewish Learning!
Register Now for our July and August Classes!
(Registrations must be received by July 6)*
*REMINDER: Please Register as soon as possible!
Without a minimum of 10 students per class, we will not be able to hold these sessions.
Orloff CAJE is pleased to offer an exciting array of adult summer courses in July and early August.
Mark your calendars now for Summer Midrasha...where great adult
Jewish learning begins and never ends!!
Dates: July 13, 20, 27 & August 3 • Time: Wednesday Mornings, 10:30 a.m. noon
Location: Orloff CAJE in the Katz Building | 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie
(on the same campus as the David Posnack JCC)
Cost: $90 for the four week course or $25 per session
Choose one from the following two courses:
Integrating the Reality of Death
into our Understanding of Life
Jewish Short Stories
Instructor: Rabbi Norman Lipson
In this made for summer minicourse, partici
pants will be reading and discussing 25+ classic
and not yet classic short stories on Jewish
themes, values and beliefs by famous and not
yet famous authors and writers. Rabbi Lipson
will be sharing some of his favorite stories
gleaned from Yiddish, German, Hebrew and yes,
even American literature. From Peretz to Raisin
and from Maugham to Woody Allen and Franz
Kafka, it's going to be an interesting and fun 4
Rabbi Norman S. Lipson was born in Oklahoma City and
moved to Miami in 1955. Following graduation from the
University of Miami, he entered Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and was ordained
in 1972. Rabbi Lipson has served on the national staff of
the AntiDefamation League and as spiritual leader of con
gregations in Mississippi, Texas, and Florida and was the
Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies of the Central
Agency for Jewish Education in Miami. In 1996, he be
came founding Rabbi of Temple Dor Dorim in Weston.
For additional information and to register,
please call Judy Asuteen at 9546602074
Instructor: Rabbi Akiva Mann
Nearly all of us ask: So what happens after
death? Where do I go? Do I get to meet my
loved ones? What's the scenery like? Is the cli
mate hot or cold or just perfect?! This course will
outline the evolution of Jewish thought about
death, immortality, the afterlife and resurrection.
From Talmudic and Maimonidean approaches to
Jewish mysticism and early Kabbalistic teach
ings, a synthesis of ideas and thoughts will
emerge enabling participants to approach the
question: "what do I believe?" Discussion and
provocative insights on this very personal, yet
universal theme will assist students in grappling
with and grasping a deeper understanding of life
and death. (New material and discussion will
highlight these sessions for those who may have
Rabbi Akiva Mann has been a congregational rabbi for
over twentyfive years and is currently the Director of the
Institute of Jewish knowledge and Learning in Southern
Florida. He lectures extensively on Jewish philosophy,
ethics, and mysticism. He has been an instructor for Orloff
CAJE for the past eight years.
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SINAI FAMILY MILESTONES
Rabbi Gideon Goldenholz
Dr. Howard Barron
Dr. Shimon Carmel
Richard & Adrienne Carner
Daniel & Jessica Sanchez
Daniel & Ruth Forman
Adam Greenfield & Ellen Davis
Marc & Patty Wexler
Gary & Tobie Bagliebter
Leonardo & Andrea Wassermann
Dr. Stewart Shull
Mr. Daniel Scherer
Hon. Sharon Zeller
Regan & Julie Roisman
Albert & Enid Apseloff
Bob & Karen Kaye
Evan & Michelle Plotka
Scott & Rita Rosenberg
Charles & Linda Maurice
Lawrence & Gwen Esbin
Arthur & Bonnie Cohen
Paul & Helaina Bardunias
Fred Hochsztein & Emily Harrison-Jolly
Jeffrey & Anita Rashbaum
Harry & Gayle Silverman
Jason & Julie Katz
Louis & Carole Morningstar
Jordan & Leslie Rosenberg
Michael & Sandy Aversa
Jeff Kerzer & Patricia Friedheim-Kerzer
Bruce & Debra Davis
Mel & Nicki Grossman
Rodrigo & Catherine Funes
The Temple would appreciate your letting us know of any mistakes or omissions of
birthdays or anniversaries. Please call the office to have corrections made.
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Marvin & Iris Bornstein
WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS YOUR THOUGHTFUL CONTRIBUTIONS
Gail Cohen.....................to Leon Weissberg & family,
in memory of Victoria Weissberg
Paula & Steve Platt.............to Alex & Ilisa Leibovich,
in memory of your mother Malka Lina
Carole & Louis Morningstar.............to Gene Glasser,
best wishes for a speedy recovery
Susan & Richard Miller...........to Dr. Leon Weissberg
& family in memory of your mother Victoria
Judy & Larry Wiener ..................to Cheri Rothschild,
for the exceptional Hungarian Travel Program. This
was one of the best ones yet!
Judy & Larry Wiener ....................to Leon Weissberg,
in memory of Victoria Weissberg, with deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother
Judy & Larry Wiener ....................to Dale Greenberg,
in memory of Alvin Greenberg, with deepest sympathy
on the passing of your father
Judy & Bernie Feldman .....................to Gene Glasser,
for a complete & speedy recovery
Judy & Bernie Feldman ...........to Dr. Leon Weissberg
& family, in memory of his beloved mother Victoria
Judy & Bernie Feldman ........to Elijah Jonathan Oran,
Mazel tov on your Bar Mitzvah
Selma Hopen & family ............to Charlotte & Myron
Brodie, in memory of David
Judy & Larry Wiener ........................to Judi Feldman,
in memory of Hannah Feldman, with deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother
Jeffrey Rashbaum ................in loving memory of Yetta
Judy & Larry Wiener.......................to Sylvia Berman,
for the exceptional Hungarian Travel Program. This
was one of the best ones yet!
Samuel Kaplan ...........in loving memory of Buna Elka
David Fran ...............in loving memory of Sara Castiel
Stephen & Paula Platt ....to Dale & Jackie Greenberg,
in memory of Alvin Greenberg
Dolores Adelstein ...............in loving memory of Belle
Elaine & Gene Glasser ..................to Lorraine Glass,
in honor of Jeffrey’s engagement to Libbi Williams
Freda & Israel Goldstein .............in loving memory of
Bernard J. Borer
Elaine & Gene Glasser .......to Donna & Jared Anton,
Mr. & Mrs. B. Goldstein .............in loving memory of
our parents & others; Goldstein & Sobre
Cheri Rothschild & Sylvia Berman........to Rabbi Arnie
Samlan, thank you for speaking at our travel night
It is with great sadness that Temple Sinai acknowledges the
following individuals who have passed away since our
last bulletin. We extend our deepest sympathy.
Cheri & Ron Rothschild .................to Harry & Gayle
Silverman, in honor of Harry’s retirement & Noam &
Beloved mother of member Judi Feldman
Gail Cohen....................................to Elissa Goldberg,
Mazel tov on your upcoming marriage
Gail Cohen.................to Harry Silverman in honor of
your service to Temple Sinai & retirement
Beloved father of member Howard Perl
Beloved sister of member Jack Pines
Beloved grandmother of member Ellen Davis Greenfield
Beloved father of member Maureen Rash
& grandfather of Juliette Rash
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WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS YOUR THOUGHTFUL CONTRIBUTIONS
Paula & Alan Goldberg ...............in loving memory of
our parents, grandparents, Uncle Al & Aunt Brina
Dr. Howard & Judee Barron........in loving memory of
Max Melamed ...................in loving memory of Louis
Melamed,Doris Litrinoff, Clair Melamed, Barbara
Bigott, Rose Meyer
Harvey Edelstein.......in loving memory of Myrna Fox
Judith Mittelberg ........................in loving memory of
my husband Joel Mittelberg
Allison Marks ..................in loving memory of Lowell
Walter Becker .......................in loving memory of Ray
Herman Weingarten .......in loving memory of Tilly &
Ron & Darlene Oklin..............in in loving memory of
Anne Bertram Rose & Lillian& Morris Oklin
Bruce Levine................................in loving memory of
Dr. Albert H. Levine
Jospeh .........................in memory of Moshe Edelstein
& Ruth Edelstein
Ruth Lackman ..........in loving memory of Jack Parker
Judith Saxe...................................in loving memory of
Rabbi David Shapiro
Luis Travano .......in loving memory of Lucila Travano
Susan Jaffee..................................in loving memory of
my mother Lee Epstein
Melly Travano ..............in loving memory of Leonidas
Louis Raticoff....... in loving memory of Jerry Raticoff
Calvin Rosenfeld ............... in loving memory of Jacob
& Muriel Rosenfeld
Carol Winter....................in loving memory of Estelle
& Joseph Cedar
Brian Bressman..........in loving memory of Stanley G.
Verna Moel...............in loving memory of Allen Moel
Robert & Robin Moel .................in loving memory of
Sanford Osband........in loving memory of my mother,
Cheri Rothschild ......in loving memory of my mother,
HAZAK is taking a break over the summer
while our members travel to visit the
grand-kids and other exotic places!
Watch your email for a possible
September date when our wonderful
HAZAK Lunch and Program will return.
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ADOPT a Prayer Book
Please take home a lovingly and gently used prayer book.
These books are currently
residing on a book shelf next to
the Rabbi's office entrance.
Free for Members of
Saturday Night, Dec. 3rd
Temple Sinai Gala honoring
The Hon. Ron and Cheri Rothschild
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FOR ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS
We will make your dream event come true
American Cuisine • Sephardic • Israeli • Latin • Bulcharian • Syrian • French • Italian
Weddings • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Corporate Events
Bris/Baby Namings & any other special event
Exclusive & Affordable Menus Customized to Suit Every Occasion
1400 N. 46th Ave., Hollywood, FL 33021
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DATES AT A GLANCE…
(All Summer Services held in Chapel
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 7 pm/Oneg
Sat. Shabbat Services 9:30 am/kiddush)
Sinai Family Picnic at Wieners
Bring your suit and a smile and COME!
See front page, call to say you are coming
No Monthly Movie Monday
Rabbi Gideon Goldenholz' Birthday!
Monday Monthly Movie, 7:00 pm
Erev Tisha B'Av
Book of Lamentations read after Shabbat
Tisha B'Av (Temple destroyed)
Bar Mitzvah of Jacob and Reuben Latorre
9:30 am Shabbat Service/Kiddush
Share-a-Meal, 11:30 in cafeteria
ECE Meet and Greet Your Teacher, 10-11 am
1400 N. 46th Avenue
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Visit us on the web at
Temple Sinai Gala
The Hon. Ron and Cheri