September 2012 - Temple Shir Tikva

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September 2012 - Temple Shir Tikva
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September 2012
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When G-d called to Abraham, he responded, “Hineni, Here I am.”
A Time of Preparation for the Year 5773
By Rabbi Neal Gold
M
ost of us, I think,
know at our core that
the Days of Awe are
times pregnant with power and meaning.
It really is an extraordinary thing when
compared to the secular new year, a time
of frivolity and shallowness, that Rosh
HaShanah instead marks a season of Return: return to the selves that we wanted to
be, that we know we can be.
So most of us enter the sanctuary at this
time of year with a sense that the season
at least can be holy. Sometimes our prayers are fulfilled. Some years we leave
disappointed by the Days of Awe. (And
please – has anyone else had enough of
“High Holidays?” It’s a phrase that’s
found nowhere in our classical literature,
and strikes me as sterile and pompous.) If
we are left cold by Rosh HaShanah and
Yom Kippur – and I think we’ve all felt
that way at some point in our lives – there
are probably various reasons for it. Sometimes the cause is the rabbi, or the music,
or our neighbors, or uncomfortable shoes,
or the prayerbook, or too much or too
little air conditioning. On the other hand,
sometimes the cause is insufficient preparation for a day that is, potentially, full of
strenuous spiritual effort. Just as physical
exertion demands stretching and warmup, failure to prepare for spiritual exertion
can result in a soul-charley horse: namely,
spiritual boredom.
How to prepare? The Sages call for a
time of sifting through the categories of
one’s life, examining the conditions of our
relationships: with people we love, with
people we come into contact with daily,
with people who have had an impact on
whom each of us has become. What is the
quality of those relationships? Is each
relationship as whole, as healthy and as
tended-to as I want it to be? Have I mistreated, neglected, or abused the relationship? What can I do to start repairing it?
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And my own self? Is this the direction
that I wanted my life to take? If not, how
can I go about the work of reorienting my
life’s path in the months ahead? One extraordinary idea that the Days of Awe are
predicated upon is the notion that there
are many aspects of our lives that are indeed in our power to control and to
change (the other aspects we turn back
over to G-d’s hands).
And for those who are simply flustered
at the prospect of beginning, there is a
powerful formula: “If I have hurt you in
any way, either by accident or on purpose, I am truly sorry.”
I would start by saying those words to
you. Really. If I have hurt you in any
way, either by accident or on purpose, I
am truly sorry. Please forgive me. I can’t
wait for the year we have in store together.
One other tool for preparation: rediscovering, continually, the spiritual wisdom of our people. Here are some fundamental ideas to keep in mind as we prepare to share this season together:
Elbert Hubbard, in Gates of Forgiveness: We are not punished for our
sins, but by them.
Abraham Joshua Heschel: When I
was young, I admired clever people. As
I grew old, I came to admire kind people.
Martin Buber: It is written: “Depart
from evil, and do good” (Psalm 34:15).
That is, turn wholly from evil, do not
brood about it, and do good. You have
done wrong? Then balance it by doing
right.
And most crucially, this fundamental
principle of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav:
If you believe you can damage, then
believe you can repair.
L’shana tova tikateivu: May we be
inscribed only for goodness in the New
Year 5773, together.
High Holy Days 5773
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Sunday, September 16
Ma’ariv Service…………………...8 p.m.
Rosh HaShanah - 1st Day
Monday, September 17
Family Shacharit Service………8:30 a.m.
Late Shacharit Service………..11:30 a.m.
Tashlich ………………………..2:15 p.m.
Children’s Service………………...3 p.m.
Rosh HaShanah - 2nd Day
Tuesday, September 18
Shacharit Service………...……...10 a.m.
Erev Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 25
Family Kol Nidre Service……..6:30 p.m.
Late Kol Nidre Service ………..8:45 p.m.
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 26
Family Shacharit Service……...8:30 a.m.
Late Shacharit Service………..11:30 a.m.
Children’s Service……………..2:30 p.m.
Interim Program (Sanctuary)………3:15 p.m.
Personal Meditation ……………...3:15 p.m.
Mincha Service ………………..4:45 p.m.
Yizkor (approx.).………………5:30 p.m.
Neilah (approx.)..………………….6 p.m.
Havdallah (approx.).…………...6:40 p.m.
Break-the-Fast (approx.).……...6:50 p.m.
Inside This Issue…
Shabbat & Holiday Services……….2
Education…………………………..6
Adult Learning Opportunities……...7
Tikkun Olam……………………….9
Gathering……………….……..10-11
Shir Tikva Library………………...12
Donations……………………...13-15
New Members…………………….15
In Our Congregation…..………….16
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Shabbat and Holiday Services
September 2012
October 2012
Shabbat KiTavo
Friday, September 7
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Sukkot
Monday, October 1
10:00 am Yom Tov Service
Saturday, September 8
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
8:30 am
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
DELANEY GEFFEN, daughter of Lewis Geffen and Margot Geffen,
Bat Mitzvah
8:00 pm Selichot Program
Shabbat Nitzavim
Friday, September 14
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Saturday, September 15
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
MAXWELL LIVINGSTON, son of Richard and Ellen Livingston,
Bar Mitzvah
Rosh HaShanah
Sunday, September 16 Erev Rosh HaShanah
Monday, September 17 Rosh HaShanah
Tuesday, September 18 Rosh HaShanah Day 2
Shabbat Vayelech
Friday, September 21
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Saturday, September 22
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
ABIGAIL GOLDBERG, daughter of Ali Goldberg, Bat Mitzvah
DANIEL HOENIG, son of Stephen and Melanie Hoenig, Bar Mitzvah
Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 25
Kol Nidre
Wednesday, September 26 Yom Kippur
Shabbat Ha’azinu
Friday, September 28
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Saturday, September 29
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
DYLAN VOLMAN, son of Joseph and Dana Volman, Bar Mitzvah
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Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Friday, October 5
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service and Sukkot Celebration
Saturday, October 6
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
9:30 am
Shabbat Yeladim
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
BILLIE ROSE BRANDNER, daughter of Christopher and Susan
Brandner, Bat Mitzvah
8:00 pm Selichot Program
Shemini Atzeret- Simchat Torah
Monday, October 8
10:00 am Yom Tov Service with Yizkor
6:30 pm
Simchat Torah Celebration
Shabbat Bereshit
Friday, October 12
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 13
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
8:30 am
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah Study
Shabbat Noach
Friday, October 19
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat and Family Friday Night Service
Saturday, October 20
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
HALLE SINGER, daughter of Charles and Jan Singer, Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat Lech-Lecha
Friday, October 26
6:00 pm
Forshpeis (Nosh)
6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 27
8:30 am
Early Shacharit Service followed by Torah Study
10:45 am Late Shacharit Service
LARSEN HENKEN, daughter of David and Melissa Henken,
Bat Mitzvah
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You and your family are warmly invited
to join us for our spiritually uplifting
Holiday Morning Services
at Shir Tikva
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S imchat T orah
is for everyone!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.
SUKKOT
Yom Tov Shacharit Service
Monday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.
SHEMINI ATZERET
Yom Tov Shacharit Service
WITH YIZKOR
It’s a time for celebration . . .
Shir Tikva High Holy Days
Ushers Needed
as we complete our yearly cycle of Torah reading
and begin anew with the very first words of B’reishit
A time for rejoicing . . .
as we dance with our splendidly dressed Torah scrolls
to the lively music of
the New England Klezmer Conservatory Band
And a time for chocolate . . .
Help make our famous CHOCOLATE ONEG a big success
by sharing your favorite chocolate dessert!
Every year during each of the High Holy Days services, a
dedicated crew of volunteers acts as ushers. We help seat worshipers, hand out books, keep order and work in that very visible background to help services go smoothly.
Many ushers have been helping for a lot of years and have
formed the backbone of our group. Over the years, we have
welcomed new ushers and have seen some retire. Many of us
are “empty nesters” and some have young school age children.
We really need some new ushers. We are an equal opportunity group -- men and women ages 16 and up may volunteer.
We even have a few members as young as 13 who help us
when they accompany their usher parent.
Some ushers work multiple services and some work just
one. Some prefer helping when their family is seated in the
congregation and others prefer helping when their families are
not at services. The choice is always yours.
What you get is a dedicated seat (prime seating where you
want), a beautiful boutonniere and appreciation from congregants and everyone who helps make these services work.
If you are interested in joining us, contact Alan Kivnik at
508-877-6151 or email [email protected]
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Sign up online
to bring a special chocolate treat:
http://tinyurl.com/7bhcakh
KESHER Provides Spiritual,
Emotional Support
TST Kesher Program’s mission is to provide both spiritual
and emotional support, solace and hope to congregants and
their families during times of illness, suffering, loss and grief,
and to recognize celebrations of simchas. Each month, a volunteer coordinates community support services. For September,
the coordinator is Marcia Rosenberg. Contact her at marcia654 @gmail.com or by phone at 508-276-1070.
If you are aware of a congregant in need of Kesher services,
contact the Temple office, the Rabbis or Cantor, or the monthly coordinator.
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Highlights from the June 4
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
By Scott Machanic, Recording Secretary
resident Phil of Benjamin welcomed congregants to the
Temple’s 34th Annual Meeting.
Rabbi Gold reflected on the difficult year just passed,
including the budget woes that lead to restructuring our education
program, the departures of Rachel Kest and Samantha Nidenberg
and the illness of David Passer. He thanked volunteers who
stepped up in the absence of both David and Cantor Schachner.
He also thanked Phil Benjamin for his dedicated leadership efforts. Despite the trying times, our Jewish life is robust within
the congregation, including life cycle celebrations and sadness,
Torah study and performance of Mitzvot. Cantor Schachner returns from her sabbatical shortly; Laurie Weinstein has filled in
admirably, and she and her family are moving to Johns Creek,
Georgia.
We have successfully completed our search for our next assistant Rabbi. Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz comes aboard, as we sadly
say farewell to Rabbi Greg Litcofsky and wish him well with
his new congregation. Rabbi Gold thanked Brian Levey and
Jenny Schrieber and all the members of the search committee for
their efforts.
Among the tasks ahead noted by the Rabbi, development and
sustainability were at the head of the list and he acknowledged
and thanked Laurene Sperling and Susan Benjamin for leading
those efforts. As we reach our 36th anniversary as a congregation, part of those efforts will be articulating our vision for the
next 36 years. That work will be called Chazon, meaning
“vision.” We will look internally and seek to re-engage all
our members, and outwardly to the unaffiliated in our area.
We will also focus on engaging the youth in our community at
every age.
We recently celebrated the B’nai Mitzvah of grandsons of
founding members of our congregation, one of many milestones
framed by the upcoming Bar Mitzvah calendar, including the Bar
Mitzvah of Rabbi Herman Blumberg’s grandson and the Bar
Mitzvah of Rabbi Gold’s son, Avi. We should share the nachas
of those celebrations as a community and reflect on what we
have built.
Phil Benjamin reiterated many of Rabbi Gold’s remarks, reflecting on the difficulties and accomplishments of the past year.
He thanked the leaders who are stepping down from their
positions, including, but not limited to, Susan Benjamin,
Martin Gredinger, Mark Susser, Wendy Mishara, Jill Katz,
Jen Cobe, Amy Portnoy, Meryl Kukura, Michael Pullen, Peter Abend, Jill Abend, Elaine Winer, and Abe Wons. He also
thanked the website committee for their efforts, including Joan
Blair, Jon Sieber, Peggi Cohen and Barbara Gold, along with the
IT Committee, including Mike Cohn, Gene Berkowitz and Richard Kaye. He said good bye to Rachel Kest, Samantha Nidenberg, Linda Goldbaum and Laurie Weinstein, and he welcomed
Cantor Schachner back. We will miss Rabbi Litcofsky as he becomes Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El of Livingston, New
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Jersey. We look forward eagerly to working with Rabbi
Gubitz. He thanked Brian Levey and Jenny Schreiber for their
efforts to bring aboard our new assistant rabbi. Phil spoke of the
difficult financial decisions which faced the Temple and the hard
work put in by its leaders to deal with those issues. He praised
the efforts of the Youth Engagement Task Force and its new fiveyear plan, and highlighted the creation of a Membership Task
Force which is reviewing membership categories and dues structure and examining ways to ensure engagement across all of our
membership. Phil noted he is pleased to be passing the gavel to
Brian Levey as incoming President. Phil also thanked other team
members including Toni Spitzer, Karen Edwards, Linda
Goldbaum, Mike Buianowski, Julio Machado, David Passer,
Cantor Schachner, Rabbi Litcofsky, Rabbi Gold. He also thanked
his wife, Mindy Milberg.
Mark Susser presented the proposed budget for FY 20122013, which was both balanced and without increase in dues
and fees. Professional salaries comprise over 50% of our budget;
about 2/3 represents personnel costs. The new budget reflects a
decrease of $ 125,000 in professional salaries. Abatements were
noted to run approximately 20% of budgeted dues and fees, while
national averages are around 30%.Our abatement policy is being
reexamined in the coming year. We had a financial review by
outside accountants completed this year, which reported that we
are properly utilizing accounting procedures acceptable for nonprofit entities. The congregation unanimously approved the dues
and fees as proposed and the proposed budget was similarly
unanimously approved.
The slate of officers presented by the Nominating Committee was approved including Brian Levey, president; Larry
Whitman, vice president of Finance and treasurer; Karen
Langweber, vice president of Gathering; and Karen Miller,
vice president of Tikkun Olam. Mark Susser will become assistant treasurer. At–large Board members will include Amanda
Glynn, Jeff Maimon, Rochelle Nemrow, and Roy Lurie (for twoyear terms) and Danyel Rodgers (for a one-year term). Phil Benjamin was presented with a print by Joel Moskovitz, a local artist,
with the blessing recited before studying Torah.
Brian Levey’s remarks focused on our efforts to continue to
move from being a “functional” congregation which caters to
“consumer” members to a “visionary” congregation, as we
move toward our second 36 years. Brian thanked and recognized
clergy and the professional team for their efforts. He set out three
key foci for moving forward, including development, membership and education. He again thanked Susan Benjamin and
Laurene Sperling as Development Co-Chairs and looked forward
to the appointment of the Chazon Committee of visioners.
Brian also highlighted the new Annual Fund Committee and he
thanked Karen Langweber and Roy Lurie for agreeing to co-chair
the new Membership Task Force. Deena Bloomstone has already
created a school staffing plan for the coming year. Our educational programs and structure are being re-examined. A new human resources program is being rolled out, to include job descriptions, goal-setting, evaluations and reviews. Brian said he
looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
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jepig Education
Welcome to Religious School and Youth Community 5773
• For Grades 3-6, our first day is Wednesday, September 12, 3:45 – 5:45 p.m.
As students arrive, they go directly to the Sanctuary.
• Our first Sunday for Kindergarten through Grade 6 is September 16, 9-11 a.m.
• Youth Community for Grades 7-12 begins September 12, 6 - 8 p.m. and includes dinner.
TST Religious School “Meet the Teacher”
Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet Your Child’s Teacher
For Girls Entering Grade 6
Learn About the School Curriculum
Rosh Hodesh:
It’s a Girl Thing
Understand The Goals and Expectations
of Your Child’s Class
Come learn about the
program at a
getget-acquainted session
For Girls Entering Grades 77-12
Sunday, September 23
4 -6 p.m. at the Temple
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing
continuing with
This initial program is geared for
daughters & parents to learn
about the program. All subsequent
meetings are for girls only.
First Meeting of the Year:
Sunday, September 23, 4 -6 p.m. at the Temple
Your group leader will be in touch with you soon
with more information.
Religious School and Youth Community Calendar
Sunday, September 9 –
• Full Day Faculty Professional Development, 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12 –
• First day of Religious School for Grades 3-6,
3:45-5:45 p.m..
• First evening of Youth Community: dinner at 6 p.m.;
program continues until 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 23 –
• Congregational Back to Shul BBQ: 11 a.m.
• Grades 7-8 apple picking outing: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
• First Rosh Hodesh meeting of the year: 4-6 p.m.at TST
Sunday, September 30 –
• Meet the Teacher: 11 a.m.- noon
Sunday, September 16 –
• First Sunday of Religious School for Kindergarten - Grade 6,
9-11a.m.
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Adult Education
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Rabbi Neal Gold, Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz, Cantor Hollis Schachner
Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Every Shabbat morning at TST a group of spirited students gathers to
study the weekly Torah portion. The conversation is always insightful and fun as we
explore our ancient texts and mine them for contemporary meaning. The group is open
and inviting and everyone is always welcome to join us.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah Study
Rabbi Neal Gold, Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz, Cantor Hollis Schachner
Second Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m.
Beginning September 8, 9:15 a.m.
Our pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and their families join together as a learning community once a month, as they study the weekly Torah portion. Students, parents, siblings,
grandparents and everyone else are invited to join our teachers for a freewheeling conversation about the foundation texts of Jewish life.
Wednesday Morning Torah Study
Rabbi Neal Gold
Every Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
An inspired group gathers on Wednesday mornings for friendship, community, and the
study of the great books of the Jewish people (both ancient and contemporary).
Newcomers are always invited to join this very warm and special community within the
Temple for mid-week spiritual insights from our tradition.
Jewish Short Stories
Worth Reading
and Remembering
Rabbi Herman Blumberg
Wednesday Evenings,
November 7, 14 & 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
In seminar style, we will
explore several classic
short stories which reflect
the struggles and successes
of Jews in the 20th century.
You are welcome to attend
any of the three Wednesday
sessions. Please register so that we can
send you the readings well in advance.
Rabbi Blumberg's yearly program series on
a theme in Jewish literature is a perennial
favorite to gather and learn.
RSVP to Charles Huizenga at chas.
[email protected]
Footnote - First Israeli Film Selection This Year
Wednesday, December 12, 7 p.m.
For the first Israeli film selection this year,
the Israel Connections Committee will present Footnote on December 12, 7 p.m., at
Temple Shir Tikva. This film, nominated
for the American Academy Awards best
foreign film, explores the rivalry and conflicted relationship between father and son.
For temple members, who missed seeing
this film when it was in theaters this spring
and for those who saw it and would value
the opportunity to discuss this provocative
film, the evening will provide a wonderful
opportunity for comprehending the father-son dynamic in traditional Jewish and psychodynamic motifs.
The discussant, Dr. Bennet Simon, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School. An observant
Jew, Dr. Simon is interested in the borderland between the hu-
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manities and psychoanalysis. He wrote the book Tragic Drama
and the Family from Aeschylus to Beckett which deals with family issues exhibited in great literature.
In the past, the Israel Connections Committee coordinated its
events with other committees. For example, last year the Committee worked with Reyim, Adult Education Committee, Temple
Brotherhood and the Sunday School. The Israel Connections Committee co-sponsored four Israeli movies, three Sunday
morning speakers and a lively Yom Ha’atzmut Independence Day celebration. Our temple has an excellent relationship
with our sister congregation, Or Hadash, in Haifa. It’s amazingly effective programs include numerous charities as a beacon of
excellence for Reform (liberal) Judaism. We also have an excellent ARZA travel program managed by Rabbi Gold to enable
our membership to visit and learn about Israel.
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TST College Connection
Program
Temple Shir Tikva Mitzvah Day
Sunday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Our Jewish heritage teaches us that it is our sacred
responsibility to repair the world. After several
months of planning, we are excited to announce that
the second annual Temple Shir Tikva Mitzvah Day
will be held on Sunday, October 28. This will enable
all of us, from toddlers to adults, to participate in
Tikkun Olam where we will have the opportunity to
not only experience the power and value of our personal contributions, but also share with our temple
community in accomplishing a number of hands-on
Social Action projects.
Help us stay connected to our
college students during the year!
We want to bring a little bit of our
“Temple Shir Tikva home” to our college
students, especially during the Jewish holidays. Join us to organize little care packages for our college kids during Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah and Passover. This project is
great for families with kids who are in college to come together and bond.
Please contact Mona Dolgov at Dolgov
@comcast.net if you have any questions
and/or want to be part of this fun project.
Empower Your Child’s
Jewish Identity
This year we are delighted to welcome world renowned "Mitzvah Maven" Danny Siegel as our
guest lecturer (9am-11am, in the sanctuary) for this
very special morning. Danny Siegel is a wellknown author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American
Jewish communities on Tzedakah and Jewish values. He captivated and inspired
our congregation during the 2008 “Conference of Mitzvah Heroes,” and we are
thrilled that he will be here on Mitzvah Day for a lively discussion with our Adult
Community.
Here is a sampling of our Mitzvah projects:
• Locks of Love – Grow your hair and donate 10 inches to a financially•
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Sign up with Passport to Israel
A savings plan that invests in your
child’s Jewish future
The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel program is a unique savings plan to help parents send their
children on a life-changing teen Israel
experience. The program is designed
so that the family, the Temple and
CJP, annually put money into a Passport to Israel account which helps
families make a trip to Israel for their
high school teen a reality.
For information on the Passport to
Israel Savings Program, contact
Deena Bloomstone at eddirector
@shirtikva.org.
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challenged child who is suffering hair loss due to a medical illness.
Backpack Buddies – Assemble backpacks with school supplies to be delivered
to disadvantaged students in our community
Shirei Yeladim Concert for Seniors – Come hear our amazing TST youth choir
perform a concert for residents of JCHE Shillman House in Framingham.
Bristol Soup Kitchen Project – Prepare sandwiches to feed the hungry
Birthday Wishes – Assemble Birthday Boxes for children living in shelters
Well Wishes – Decorate cards for patients at Children’s Hospital
Community Garden-Come help with the fall harvest with all of the freshlypicked vegetables donated to Serenity House.
Organic Gardening 101-Learn how to plant your own organic from our gardening consultant Jessie Banzhal from Green City Growers.
Fall Planting – Plant bulbs to beautify our temple.
Family Promise Metrowest – Help prepare a complete meal in our TST kitchen
that will be donated to disadvantaged families who are being temporarily housed
in a nearby congregation
Cradles to Crayons (teen initiative) – A hands-on volunteer opportunity for
members of our Youth Community at C2C’s “Giving Factory”.
This year there will be a Religious School-wide collection (grade-level collection
items to be named when school begins), in addition to our temple-wide Annual Coat
Drive that will benefit several local non-profits, including: Hope and Comfort,
JF&CS’s Family Table, Jeff’s Place and Serenity House.
There is something for everyone! To sign up for a program, or to volunteer, go
to: www.shirtikva.org/mitzvahday
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Annual High Holy Days Food Drive
Donate and pack food during our fall food drive to help our local community.
Mark Your Calendar...
Family Table Distribution
Days for 20122012-2013
Looking to do a fun and
meaningful mitzvah?
Temple Shir Tikva’s “Family Table”
distribution days for the upcoming
school year will be November 4 and
April 21. On these days, we will provide Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JF&CS) Family Table with seven
volunteers to pack and deliver groceries
to families in need.
This is a great family activity! Volunteers arrive at JF&CS (in Waltham)
11:15/11:30 am after Hebrew School
(you may arrive earlier if necessary). After a brief orientation, volunteers are provided with food packing
instructions (there is an onsite food pantry) and driving assignments.
Then, volunteers check out and deliver groceries to the assigned recipient
families. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Rich Friedman at [email protected]
friedmanpartners.com. These slots typically go fast.
JF&CS Family Table was established
in 1993 as a unified response to the rising number of needy Jewish families in
the Metro West area. It is a coalition of
Jewish communal organizations, synagogues, and day schools.
October Hineni Deadline
September 7
Articles and photos may be sent by
email to [email protected]
or mailed to the Temple office.
Please email or call Peggi Cohen,
Hineni editor, at 508-358-6272
with questions or comments.
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very year during the High Holidays, TST has done an
amazing job of collecting food to benefit the Boston Medical Center's Grow Clinic and the Metrowest Harvest
Food Pantry. This year's food drive is especially important as hunger
has been on the rise in Massachusetts during this ongoing economic
downturn. Project Bread reports that Massachusetts is experiencing
the highest rate of households to be food insecure since this data was first collected in 1995.
Pick up paper bags in the temple lobby during Rosh HaShanah, where each bag
will have a list of items needed. Bring your filled bags to the storage container in
the temple parking lot from Rosh HaShanah through Yom Kippur.
Join us at the temple on Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m. to sort and pack the food
for distribution. Contact Debbie or Michael Pullen at [email protected]
to volunteer or with any questions.
TST Fall Coat Drive
Donate coats to those in need
and “spread the warmth.”
Need a Ride to
Shabbat Services?
Is poor night vision keeping you
from attending Shabbat services or
other temple activities during the
month of September? Our volunteer drivers are ready to help. Call
our September Kesher Coordinator, Marcia Rosenberg, at 508-276
-1070 and she will match you up
with a volunteer driver.
In late fall, Temple
Shir Tikva will again
be running our successful coat drive. We
are proud to say that
we’ve donated over
400 coats each season! Bring any
clean coat in good condition to the
TST collection point.
We are looking for volunteers to
help organize and distribute coats to
needy families in the Metrowest area.
Contact Ezra Levine at [email protected]
arrowstreetcapital.com with questions or if you want to get involved.
VISIT OUR NEW TEMPLE SHIR TIKVA WEBSITE:
WWW.SHIRTIKVA.ORG
⇒ MEMBER DIRECTORY
⇒ TEMPLE CALENDAR
⇒ UPCOMING EVENTS
⇒ ANNOUNCEMENTS
⇒ RABBI GOLD’S BLOG
⇒ HINENI AND VATS NU
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Selichot at Shir Tikva
Saturday, September 8
8:00 p.m.
“PREPARING OUR HEARTS AND MINDS
FOR THE DAYS OF AWE”
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur can be lifeenriching days that shape the year-to-come as one
of blessing and growth. To accomplish this, however, requires some spiritual preparation.
dlidw Gathering
Reyim’s Selichot Dinner
Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m.
T
here are many ways to prepare for the upcoming
High Holy Days, The Days of Awe. On September
8, we will gather at Temple Shir Tikva for a special Havdallah
On Saturday evening, September 8, beginning at
8:00 p.m., we will come together as a community
for a late-night spiritual investigation into the seasonal themes of Teshuvah and the High Holy Days
prayerbook.
and Selichot program at 8 pm.
The evening offers a fascinating array of learning
sessions designed to nurture our hearts, minds,
and souls; a decadent dessert reception; Havdalah;
and a beautiful, moving, and uplifting Selichot service.
The Selichot program includes “dressing” the Torahs for Rosh
Come share in the drama as our Torah scrolls are
dressed in their magnificent white mantles, representing the High Holy Day themes of Malchuyot
(majesty/the present), Shofarot (redemption/the
future), and Zichronot (memory/the past).
Prior to the program, Reyim is sponsoring a pre-Selichot dinner at 7 p.m. This will be our first post-summer get-together to
say hello to old friends and welcome new friends.
HaShanah and Yom Kippur.
The cost of dinner is $18 per person before September 5 and
$25 after September 5. To RSVP and/or pay online, go to
www.shirtikva.org/selichot.
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO JOIN US
FOR A TRULY MEMORABLE EVENING
Temple Shir Tikva Paid For Recycling
TST Book Club Meeting
Set for October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Our temple is being paid for paper put in the bright green
and yellow recycling bin located outside, near the loading
dock. Accepted items include newspapers, magazines,
catalogs, mail, paperback books and colored paper. Please
help us by bringing your recyclable paper products to the
Temple.
Accepted
Newspapers
Magazines
Catalogs
Office/School Paper
Mail/Envelopes
Folders
Fax /Copy Paper
Colored Paper
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Not Accepted
Trash
Plastic
Glass
Metal
Cardboard
Phone Books
Kitchen Items
The TST monthly evening book discussion complements
our adult continuing Jewish education program. October’s
book is The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz.
Any member of the congregation is encouraged to read the
book and participate. The goal is to discuss a book monthly
that is approachable, of reasonable length and appropriate to
our interests in Judaism and Israel. Books and monthly discussion leaders are selected by participants.
The book discussion is typically the first Monday of the
month. Check Vats Nu for details.
No RSVP is necessary. For more information, contact
Charles Huizenga or Eric Falkof at [email protected]
cast.net or 781-237-5939.
Temple Shir Tikva
September 2012 Elul 5772 - Tishrei 5773
dlidw
Gathering
Brotherhood...
Annual Back to Shul BBQ
Sunday, September 23, 11 a.m.
Reunite with friends and family, meet
new families, learn more about this year’s
TST activities and enjoy a fun, free BBQ
lunch on the second Sunday of Religious
School.
Sukkah Build/Take Down
Sunday, September 30 and October 14, 9 a.m.
Brotherhood volunteers gather on Sunday
morning, September 30, to help build our Sukkah
in front of the Temple, then come together again
on Sunday, October 14, to help take it down and
store away for the following year. Lending a hand
is lots of fun for all and a great way to support the
Temple holiday programs.
From Our Rabbis and Cantor
We are eager to share in your times of joy and support
you in times of sadness. Please call us directly or inform
an administrative staff member so we may extend timely
friendship and comfort to you and your family.
Rabbi Neal Gold , Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz
Cantor Hollis Schachner
Rabbi Herman Blumberg, Emeritus
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Sisterhood...
Mah Jongg Beginners Night
Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., Social Hall B
A lot of women in our community play
Mah Jongg. If you have ever wondered
what the "bams, cracks and dots" were all
about, we are ready to introduce you to the
game enjoyed by generations of Jewish
women. No experience is necessary! Refreshments will be served.
Save these Thursday nights for friendly competition:
October 18, November 15, December 6, January 17,
February 28, March 21, April 18 and May 9 (tournament).
Calling All Bakers...
Many Temple gatherings and events
rely on the talented bakers in our congregation. If you are willing to be “on call”
to provide tempting treats throughout the
year, please contact Karen Pelto, Sisterhood Chair, at [email protected] Stepping forward does not commit you to
particular dates – you will be contacted
with plenty of lead time to confirm your
availability to bake for different gatherings.
We welcome your participation in planning and attending
Sisterhood activities. As a temple member, you are already a
Sisterhood member. Check the Temple website at www.shir
tikva.org/community-life/sisterhood and Vats Nu to confirm
dates as events get closer.
LOOKING FOR
JUDAICA GREETING CARDS OR A KETUBAH?
•
Temple Shir Tikva has greeng cards for sale in the temple office.
•
You can also order a ketubah.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Temple Shir Tikva
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Temple Shir Tikva Library
By Susan Saul, Librarian
Additions to the Temple Shir Tikva Library, Summer 2012
Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered and Available for Life And, looking forward to Passover for children …
Leonard Felder
During stressful mes, it’s easy to get caught up in
feeling anxious, tense, foggy, and overloaded. Here,
a popular psychologist shares easy-to-use techniques for managing and rebalancing these emoons and helps you to find your calm, strong center. Dr. Leonard Felder draws from his work with
clients over the last thirty years, and incorporates tradional
Jewish prayers and blessings that have been used for centuries
to refocus the mind.
What am I? Passover
Anne Margaret Lewis
Rhyming text provides clues for the various Passover themed pictures hidden under the flaps
with brief explanaons of their meaning for the
holiday.
Binocular Vision : New & Selected Stories
Edith Pearlman
Binocular Vision includes 13 new stories, in
which Edith Pearlman's favorite theme of accommodaon connues, as well as the themes
of young love, old love, thwarted love, and love
denied; of Jews and their dilemmas; of marriage,
family, death, and betrayal. The se/ngs are
Maine, Central America, Hungary, Tsarist Russia
and the town of Godolphin, Massachuse5s.
The Golem's Latkes
adapted by Eric A. Kimmel
Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel visits the Emperor, leaving a new housemaid to prepare
for his Hanukkah party, but returns to find
that she has misused the clay man he created.
Includes historical and cultural notes.
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
Jonathan D. Sarna
An account of Ulysses S. Grant’s hotly contested
Civil War decision to expel Jewish cizens from
the territory under his command evaluates the
reverberaons of his decision on his career, the
nascent Jewish-American community, and the
naon’s polical process.
Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean
Yael Mermelstein
Amateur inventor Izzy creates a machine that
miraculously cleans the enre house of hametz
just in me for Passover. Includes author’s note
about Passover and hametz.
Today I Am a Woman : Stories of Bat Mitzvah
Around the World
Barbara Vinick
Recollecons of the first bat mitzvah at the only
synagogue in Indonesia, a poignant bat mitzvah
memory of World War II Italy, and an American
bat mitzvah shared with girls in a Ukrainian orphanage—these are a few of the resonant tesmonies about the transion from Jewish girl to
Jewish woman collected in Today I Am a Woman.
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The Elijah door : a Passover Tale
Linda Leopold Strauss
A li5le help from the rabbi on Passover ends a
feud between the Lippas and the Galinskys.
Temple Shir Tikva
September 2012 Elul 5772 - Tishrei 5773
Hineni
Donations
Adult Education Fund
•David Gotthelf - in honor of Kate Bell becoming a
Bat Mitzvah
•Andre and Daniele Spatz - in honor of Cathy
Regensburger on her Bat Mitzvah
•Michael and Alexandra Mirman - in honor of
Elaine Winer on her Bat Mitzvah
•Gene Berkowitz and Karen Pelto - in appreciation
of Tikva Eigen
Annual Fund
•Steve and Maschi Kaplan
•Chuck and Jill Katz
•Ed and Janet Polansky
•Barry and Amy Shemin
•Richard Friedman
•Phil Benjamin and Mindy Milberg
•Richard Gordon and Mary Kirson
•Joseph and Sharon Libbin
•Vladimir and Lena Savikovsky
•Chuck and Judy Huizenga
•Malcolm and Susan Green
•Chester and Diane Black
•Michael Kendall and Alexandra Haagensen
•Marilyn Porter
•Jay and Andrea Segel
•Bruno Berszoner and Jen Cobe
•Bruce Shackleton and Elizabeth Fineberg
•Eric and Jennifer Parker
•Scott and Laurene Sperling
•Gene Berkowitz and Karen Pelto
•Scott Machanic and Linda Zaccagnini
•Peter and Amy Freshman
•Eric and Nancy Falkof
•Steven and Sylvia Greene
•Stephen and Amy Manchester
•Larry and Beth Greenberg
•Stuart Falber
•Doug and Andi Shaw
•Herb and Karen Kavet
•Peter and Jill Abend
•The Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class - in honor of Rabbi Litcofsky, Tikva Eigen and Rabbi Gold
•Matt and Karen Langweber - in honor of the Litcofsky family
•Harry and Rowena Abadi - in honor of Kate Bell
and Elaine Winer on their B’not Mitzvah
•Matt and Karen Langweber - in honor of the Adult
B’nai Mitzvah class
•Mo and Amanda Glynn - in honor of Amy Podolsky on her Bat Mitzvah
•Grace Olin - in memory of Harry Olin and in
appreciation of Rabbi Ullman's Book of Ruth class
•Joel and Nancy Schulman - in appreciation of
Rabbi Litcofsky’s contributions to Shir Tikva
•Steve and Trudy Sonis - in honor of Kate Bell
becoming a Bat Mitzvah
Temple Shir Tikva
•Jeff and Laraine Levy - in honor of the engagement of Michael Sperling, son of Scott and
Laurene Sperling, to Rachel Berkey
•Jeff and Laraine Levy - in honor of the birth of
Phoebe Alexandra Rosenthal, granddaughter of
Stuart and Maxine Rosenthal and Paul and Patty
Kussell
•Larry and Sharman Rosen - in honor of the marriage of Amy Sachs, daughter of Lawrence and
Bev Feinberg, to Alan Green
•Rabbi Jen Gubitz - with gratitude to Rabbi Gold,
Cantor Schachner, our staff and congregants for
such a warm welcome and smooth transition
•Jacques and Sharon Cohen - with gratitude to
Rabbi Gold and the entire Shir Tikva family for
the warmth and support on the occasion of their
son, Sam Cohen becoming a Bar Mitzvah
•Rich and Randi Cohen - in honor of Bonnie Levy
on her Bat Mitzvah
•Robert and Beth Sackstein - in honor of Bonnie
Levy on her Bat Mitzvah
•Julie Pivor - in honor of the Adult B’nai Mitzvah
class
•Lynn Nathanson - in honor of the Adult B’nai
Mitzvah class
•Marilyn Porter - in appreciation of Rabbi Litcofsky
•Marc and Colette Zeman - in honor of Elaine
Winer on her Bat Mitzvah
•Stephen and Trudy Sonis - in honor of Janet Polansky on her birthday
•Joe and Ruth Goldman - in honor of Janet Polansky on her birthday
•The Shabbat Morning Minyan and Torah Study
Group - in honor of Rabbi Litcofsky
•Steven Spiegel - in memory of William J. Spiegel
•Myron and Martha Bass - in memory of Bernard
Porter, husband of Marilyn Porter
•Myron and Martha Bass - in memory of Libby
Brodney, mother of Jeanne Goldner
•Norman and Marcia Stein - in memory of Bernard
Porter, husband of Marilyn Porter
•Elaine Ellenbogen - in memory of Bernard Porter,
husband of Marilyn Porter
•Velma Frank - in memory of her husband, Robert
Frank
•Frank and Judy Hamm - in memory of Sheldon
Schneider, father of Dan Schneider
•Jeff and Laraine Levy - in memory of their sister,
Barbara Daniels
•Elaine Ellenbogen - in memory of her father,
Bernard Kaplan
•Stephen and Trudy Sonis - in memory of Joe
Zaitchik, husband of Holly Zaitchik
•Jay and Barbara Gainsboro - in memory of Jacob
Sloane, grandfather of Jay Gainsboro, on his
yartzeit
•Jay and Barbara Gainsboro - in memory of Rose
Mary Sloane, grandmother of Jay Gainsboro, on
her yartzeit
•Jay and Barbara Gainsboro - in memory of Leonard Green, father of Barbara Gainsboro, on her
yartzeit
•Steven and Edith Hotchkiss - in memory of Jean
Pakter Bachman, mother of Don Bachman
•Matt and Karen Langweber - in memory of Eugene Beck, father of Karen Langweber, on his
yartzeit
•Irwin and Renee Glazier - in memory of Evelyn
Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
•Robert Koster and Kate Bell - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Robert Koster and Kate Bell - in memory of Evelyn Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
•Steve and Trudy Sonis - in memory of Miriam
Snider, mother-in-law of Peter Gross and grandmother of Melissa McCray
Building and Furnishings Fund
•Robert and Lonnie Swarz- in memory of Libby
Brodney, mother of Jeanne Goldner
•Lawrence and Beverly Feinberg - in memory of
Evelyn Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
•Marc and Susan Karofsky and Family
•Marc and Susan Karofsky - in memory of Phil
Cohen, father of Laraine Levy
•Fayanne Riegelhaupt - in honor of the baby naming of her granddaughter Taylor Laura Cole
•Rae Grad - in honor of Cantor Schachner at the
wedding of Becca Grad and Aaron Droller
Endowment Fund
•Malcolm and Susan Green - in honor of Rabbi
Litcofsky
•Malcolm and Susan Green - in memory of Hyman
Green, father of Malcolm Green, on his yartzeit
Kesher Fund
•Marc and Diane Homer - in honor of Bonnie Levy
on her Bat Mitzvah
•Arinne and Carrie Braverman - in honor of Heidi
Tissenbaum’s Bat Mitzvah journey
•Robert and Lonnie Swarz- in memory of Libby
Brodney, mother of Jeanne Goldner
•Michael and Wendy Simches - in memory of Isabel Kahn, step-mother of Karen Miller
•Michael and Alexandra Mirman - in memory of
Jean Pakter Bachman, mother of Don Bachman
•Alan and Margie Glou - in honor of Marc and
Jayne Lampert
Mortgage Reduction Fund
•John and Marilyn Darack - in appreciation of
Rabbi Gold and in honor of their granddaughter,
Beatrice Carswell, on her baby naming
•Robert and Myra Snyder - in memory of Libby
Brodney, mother of Jeanne Goldner
•Scott Machanic and Linda Zaccagnini - in memory
of Shirley Rudnick Novakoff, mother of Karen
Susser
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Donations
(continued from page 13)
•Judy Riegelhaupt - in honor of the baby naming of
Music Fund
•Robert and Myra Snyder
•Richard and Dolly Misch- in honor of the marriage of Joanna Keseberg, daughter of Judy and
Wayne Keseberg, to Joseph Welch
•Daniel Weiss - in honor of Sharyl Weiss
•Robert and Myra Snyder - in honor of Janet Polansky on her birthday
•Gene Berkowitz and Karen Pelto - in appreciation
of Laurie Weinstein
•Michael and Alexandra Mirman - in honor of
Kate Bell on her Bat Mitzvah
•Joel and Phyllis Sadagursky - in honor of Randi
Sterrn on her Bat Mitzvah
•Ronald and Sylvia Bookbinder - in honor of Susan
Haber on her Bat Mitzvah
Rabbi Gold’s Discretionary Fund
•Bernice Rothstein
•Jeff and Laraine Levy
•Garry and Bette Ann Weiner
•Bernice Rothstein - in memory of her daughter,
Susan Ruth Rothstein
•Bill and Barbara Savel - in memory of Jennie Bernstein on her yartzeit
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in memory of Phil Cohen,
father of Laraine Levy
•Cindy Koch - in memory of her grandfather, Phil
Cohen, father of Laraine Cohen Levy
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in memory of Evelyn
Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
•Stuart and Ellen Chasen - in memory of Phil
Cohen, father of Laraine Levy
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in memory of Joseph
Zaitchik, husband of Holly Zaitchik
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in memory of Demitra
DiLuzio, aunt of Rosalie Shane
•Arnie and Debby Young - in honor of Elaine
Winer on her Bat Mitzvah
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in honor of the B’not
Mitzvah of Abigail and Jacqueline Stoller, daughters of John and Kate Stoller
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Kateman, son of Jonathan and Millie
Kateman
•Paul and Annette Roberts - in honor of the marriage of Amy Sachs, daughter of Lawrence and Bev
Feinberg, to Alan Green
•Bruce and Joyce Pastor - in honor of the baby
naming of their granddaughter, Jordan Drew
Abrams
•Eli and Marge Edelson - in appreciation of Rabbi
Gold taking part in their recommitment ceremony
•Jeff and Charlene Gubitz - in appreciation of Rabbi
Neal and Heidi Gold
•Stan and Tina Kraus - in honor and celebration of
Marc Lampert’s recovery
her great-granddaughter, Taylor Laura Cole,
granddaughter of Fayanne Riegelhaupt
•Jacques and Sharon Cohen - with gratitude for
Rabbi Gold preparing Sam through the process of
becoming a Bar Mitzvah
•Fayanne Riegelhaupt - in honor of the baby naming of her granddaughter Taylor Laura Cole
•Lawrence and Beverly Feinberg - in honor of the
B’nai Mitzvah of their grandsons, Will and Sam
Levy
•George Langer and Karen Wise - in honor of our
recent marriage
•Marc and Diane Homer - in honor of the baby
naming of their granddaughter, Alana Sarai
Homer
•Rick and Ellen Blocker - in honor of Janet Polansky on her birthday
•Arnie and Roberta Lasker - in honor of Elaine
Winer on her Bat Mitzvah
•Phil and Debbie Druker - in honor of Elaine Winer
on her Bat Mitzvah
•Ronald and Susan Motha - in honor of Elaine
Winer on her Bat Mitzvah
•Marilyn Porter - in appreciation of Rabbi Gold’s
kindness and caring
•Jerome and Susan Haber - in appreciation of Rabbi
Gold for the baby naming of their granddaughter,
Hannah Lindstrom
Rabbi Gubitz’s Discretionary Fund
•Gene Berkowitz and Karen Pelto - welcoming
Rabbi Gubitz
•Paula Stern - in memory of Dorothy Kranish
Ritual Fund
•Gene Berkowitz and Karen Pelto - in appreciation
of Rabbi Gold and Rabbi Litcofsky
Sisterhood Fund
•Jodi Swartz - in honor of Randi Sterrn, Bonnie
Levy, Karen Pelto and Cathy Regensburger becoming B’not Mitzvah
Social Action Fund
•Michael and Jeri Cooper - in honor of Susan Haber
on her Bat Mitzvah
•Mark and Joan Lappin - in memory of Libby Brodney, mother of Jeanne Goldner
•Jayson and Irma Brodie - in memory of Michael
Levy, brother of Daniel Levy and son of Ann and
Boris Levy
•Jayson and Irma Brodie - in memory of Susan Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Jayson and Irma Brodie - in memory of Evelyn
Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
•Robert and Lonnie Swarz - in memory of Jean
Pakter Bachman, mother of Don Bachman
•Chris and Danyel Rodgers - in memory of Miriam
Snider, mother-in-law of Peter Gross and grandmother of Melissa McCray
•Chris and Danyel Rodgers - in memory of Isabel
Kahn, stepmother of Karen Miller
•Brandon Fitzgerald - in memory of Sue Fine, wife
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of Arthur Fine
•Frederick Balfour - in memory of Sue Fine, wife of
Arthur Fine
•John and Evelyn Neumeyer - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Joel and Rachel Reck - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Neil and Joyce Gordon - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Stephen and Trudy Sonis - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Charlotte Kirshner - in memory of Sue Fine, wife of
Arthur Fine
•John and Katharine Hecksher - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Matt and Karen Langweber - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Judy Riegelhaupt - in memory of Sue Fine, wife of
Arthur Fine
•Ken and Cheryl Chernack - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Judy Riegelhaupt - in memory of Sue Fine, wife of
Arthur Fine
•Mark and Joan Lappin - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Lawrence and Beverly Feinberg - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Bruce and Joyce Pastor - in memory of Sue Fine,
wife of Arthur Fine
•Pat Levinson - in memory of Sue Fine, wife of
Arthur Fine and mother of Elana Levinson
•Fred and Peggi Cohen - in memory of Harry
Cohen, father of Fred Cohen, on his yartzeit
Study in Israel Scholarship Fund
•Michael and Leslie Gaffin - in honor of the birth of
their granddaughter, Lily Bennett
•Paula Stern - in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Sam
Cohen, son of Jacques and Sharon Cohen
•Ed and Harriet Safran - in honor of David Passer’s
complete recovery
•Ed and Harriet Safran - in honor of the baby naming of Alana Homer, granddaughter of Marc and
Diane Homer
•Ed and Harriet Safran - in honor of Amy Podolsky
on her Bat Mitzvah
•Ed and Harriet Safran - in honor of Samuel and
William Levy, sons of Matt and Karen Levy, on
their B’nai Mitzvah
•Ed and Harriet Safran - in honor of the birth of
Miriam Lily Bennett, granddaughter of Michael
and Leslie Gaffin
Youth Community Fund
•Larry and Sharman Rosen - in honor of the B’nai
Mitzvah of Will and Sam Levy, sons of Matthew
and Karen Levy, grandsons of Lawrence and Bev
Feinberg
•Madelyn Bell - in honor of her son, Adam Wisnia,
on his birthday
(continued on page 15)
Temple Shir Tikva
September 2012 Elul 5772 - Tishrei 5773
Donations
(continued from page 14)
•Larry and Beth Greenberg - in memory of Sheldon
Schneider, father of Dan Schneider
•Larry and Beth Greenberg - in memory of Joan
Jarvis, mother of Cathy Regensburger
•Larry and Beth Greenberg - in memory of Nathan
Schreier, father of Robin Schreier
•Michael and Leslie Gaffin - in memory of Miriam
Snider, mother-in-law of Peter Gross
•Michael and Leslie Gaffin - in memory of Sue
Fine, wife of Arthur Fine
•Michael and Leslie Gaffin - in memory of Evelyn
Chaiken, mother of Karen Kavet
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Bar Mitzvah Project: Sports Memorabilia Raffle
September 16, 11 a.m.
As part of his Bar Mitzvah project, Dylan Volman is raising
money for the SMILOW Children's Cancer Ward at Yale Hospital in New Haven, CT. His grandmother volunteers at the
hospital helping young children cope with cancer.
Come by the Temple Atrium on Sunday, September 16, following religious school, and purchase a raffle ticket to win
some great items, including a Celtics autographed team ball.
Dylan can be contacted at [email protected]
We are delighted to welcome our
New Members
(as of August 21)
Brian and Jody Gladstein
41 Hastings Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Jack, Carly
Michele Karol
16 Happy Hollow Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Zackary, Noah
Noel Raphael
80 Bolton Street #1
Marlborough, MA 01752
Blake, Adam
Michael and Amy Conner
30 Rolling Lane
Wayland, MA 01778
Samuel, Drew
Lee and Karen Cooper
50 Rich Valley Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Hannah, Lily
Bradley and Allison Kates
10 Lingley Lane
Wayland, MA 01778
Spencer
Scott and Tracy Garozzo
33 Brimstone Lane
Sudbury, MA 01776
Ben, Nate, Rex
Temple Shir Tikva
Jeff’s Place Provides a Meaningful Volunteer Experience
Jeff’s Place, a community-based, family-focused program, provides FREE peer support groups and services to children and teens,
ages preschool through high school, and their caregivers coping with
a significant death loss. All families are welcome, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.
Jeff’s Place is open to the entire Metro West community and our support
groups are 100% free, though all donations are gratefully accepted. Jeff’s Place
support groups take place at Temple Shir Tikva every other Monday evening from
6:30-8:15 p.m. for family participants and from 5:30-9:30 p.m. for Volunteer Facilitators. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one-year (late September-June) facilitating groups after successful completion of the training.
For more information or to register for the next Volunteer Facilitator Training, contact Jenny Kaplan Schreiber at [email protected], call 508276-3225 or visit www.jeffsplacemetrowest.org.
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Temple
Shir Tikva
508-358-9992
Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
Brian Levey, President
[email protected]
Neal D. Gold, Rabbi
[email protected]
Jennifer Gubitz, Assistant Rabbi
[email protected]
Herman J. Blumberg, Rabbi Emeritus
[email protected]
Hollis Schachner, Cantor
[email protected]
David Passer,
Executive Director
[email protected]
ext. 214
Deena Bloomstone,
Director of Congregational Learning
[email protected]
ext. 201
Karen Edwards,
Assistant to the Rabbis and Cantor
[email protected]
ext. 210
Toni Spitzer,
Office Administrator
[email protected]
ext. 200
Devora Kremer,
Office Administrator
[email protected]
ext. 211
Lucy Dube, Bookkeeper
[email protected]
ext. 215
Peggi Cohen, Hineni Editor
[email protected]
JCC Early Learning Center of Wayland
Phone: 508-358-5331
508-358-6272
Fax: 508-358-5332
Office Hours
School Office
Temple Office
Sunday…....………………..9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed
Monday……………………9 a.m. - 5 p.m.…………….9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday……………………9 a.m. - 5 p.m.…………….9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday………………...9 a.m. - 8 p.m.…………….9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday…………………..9 a.m. - 6 p.m.…………….9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday……………………..9 a.m. - 2 p.m.…………….9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
September Office Closings: Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day; Monday Sept. 17, 1st
Day Rosh Hashanah; Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah; Tuesday, September 25, Erev Yom Kippur—close at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, September 26, Yom
Kippur.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m…………………………………….Reyim’s pre-Selichot Dinner
Wednesday, September 12, 3:45 p.m.…………….First day of Religious School for Gades 3-6
Wednesday, September 12, 6 p.m……………………….Youth Community dinner and classes
Sunday, September 16, 9 a.m……….First day of Religious School for Kindergarten - Grade 6
Sunday, September 23, 11 a.m………………………………………….…”Back to Shul” BBQ
Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m…………………………...…Sukkah-building and Food Packing
Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m……………………..TST Religious School “Meet the Teacher”
Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m………………………..Family Connections Sukkah decorating
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In Our Congregation
Mazel Tov to:
Bruce and Deborah Tofias on the marriage of
their son, Zachary to Natasha Ross
Scott and Laurene Sperling on the engagement of their son, Michael to Rachel Berkey
Amy Sachs, daughter of Lawrence and Beverly Feinberg, on her marriage to Alan Green
Karen Wise on her marriage to George Langer
Michael and Leslie Gaffin on the birth of their
granddaughter, Miriam Lily Bennett, daughter
of Deborah Gaffin and Richard Bennett
David and Sue Saul on the birth of their grandchildren, Oliver Louis Saul and Miranda Rose
Saul, children of Michael and Jae Saul
Paul and Patty Kussell on the birth of their
granddaughter, Phoebe Alexandra, daughter of
Jason and Lisa Rosenthal
Stuart and Maxine Rosenthal on the birth of
their granddaughter, Phoebe Alexandra, daughter of Jason and Lisa Rosenthal
Scott and Marcia King on the birth of their
granddaughter, Molly Annetta Levine, daughter
of Daniel and Julie Levine
Michael and Joan Kalafatas on the birth of
their granddaughter, Eleanor Reid Kalafatas,
daughter of Dan and Hadley Kalafatas
Eric and Nancy Falkof on the engagement of
their daughter, Beth, to Matt Millstein
Condolences to:
Cliff Bierman on the death of his father,
Marvin Bierman
Don Bachman on the death of his mother, Jean
Pakter Bachman
Laraine Levy on the death of her father, W.
Phil Cohen
Karen Susser on the death of her mother,
Shirley Rudnick Novakoff
Arthur Fine on the death of his wife, Susan
Fine
Peter Gross on the death of his mother-in-law,
Miriam Snider
Melissa McCray on the death of her grandmother, Miriam Snider
Rosalie Shane on the death of her aunt,
Demitra P. DiLuzio
Holly Zaitchik on the death of her husband,
Joseph Zaitchik
Karen Miller on the death of her step-mother,
Isabel Kahn
Karen Kavet on the death of her mother, Evelyn Chaiken
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