August -September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 In this issue Learn Mission Statement Torah Fund Classes pg.12 We are a congregation of families and individuals who A Year of Learning Pullout come together to pray, to study, and to create a warm and welcoming community. We seek to preserve and Pray enhance our People's traditions within the context of High Holidays pg.3 Conservative Judaism. We aspire to strengthen our Outside Summer Service & Nosh pg.7 Jewish identity to meet the challenges of a changing Tisha B'Av pg.19 environment. We endeavor to provide resources to help us relate to God, understand the ways of Community God and enrich the Jewish content of our lives. We Robbin Scholar in Residence pg.6 encourage our members to serve worthwhile causes Havurah Program pg. 7 within our Congregation and the wider Jewish and Sukkot is Coming pg.18 world communities. We are committed to support Chagall Writings pg. 19 Israel. We educate our children so they commit to the Sukkah Walk pg.19 cultural, spiritual, and ethical values of our People. From the Desk of Reflection and Renewal: The Message of Elul S Rabbi Schwab ummer is a wonderful time of year for a deep connection with God. And through many people. Between the sun, school such a connection with the Divine, we can also vacations and more flexible schedules, it come to better understand our relationship with can be a time to re-charge our batteries and our fellow human beings. The High Holidays, renew ourselves before the fall comes and therefore, provide us with an opportunity to the cycle begins again. In a parallel fashion renew our focus on the most important matters: our Jewish calendar is reminding us that we on God, our connection to that which is have a similar opportunity to renew ourselves beyond us, and on community, our connection from a spiritual standpoint. On August 30th to the people who live with us in the here and the month of Elul will be proclaimed and we now. With such a focus, we can truly enter the will begin the daily sounding of the shofar at year with the hope that we can live well and morning minyan anticipating the approach help make the world a better place. of the High Holidays, a time of renewal. The beauty of each and every Jewish holiday, Although “late” this year, religiously, these High Holidays included, is that they combine holidays represent the gateway through which and integrate these two facets of our life, the we enter the year – the spiritual context through spiritual and the tangible. Through ritual, study which we approach our new lease on life. and prayer we internalize the values we strive Thus, at the end of September we will all to live by, call attention to the ethics that guide gather together again at Beth El, or at Highland our behavior and heighten our awareness Park High School, take up our Mahzorim and of who we are and who we want to be. We engage in the rituals of our most celebrated strive for a religious practice in which spiritual holidays. As befitting their importance, the endeavors lead to tangible action: performance themes of these important days speak to the of mitzvot – deeds that help make the world a very essence of Judaism and therefore to the better place for all. essence of what it means to be human. Who This year, as Elul comes, I invite you to are we? What is our purpose? What is the engage in this process of spiritual reflection “right” way to live? How can we overcome and to develop your relationship with God. In For more information, Calendar our shortcomings? Through dwelling on doing so I hope you will dwell on what else you of Events, Rabbis' sermons, and these reflective questions our Sages tell us we can do to renew your commitment to Judaism for Emergency School Closings be can begin the year in the right manner. True and our mission of Tikkun Olam – improving sure to check our website at www. soul-searching, they teach, leads us towards the world. Whether it be by attending services nssbethel.org or call 847-432-8900. (continued on page 2) August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 1 Reflection and Renewal: The Message community members that are homebound or Project, Mitzvah Day and other food drives and of Elul reside in an assisted living facility. Through collections you can make a difference too. For (continued from page 1) scheduled visits, relationships are built while more information, contact Jacqueline Wolle at giving encouragement and offering friendship firstname.lastname@example.org. more, taking advantage of an adult education and good company. For more information These are just two ways we can use our opportunity, incorporating another home ritual on how to volunteer or to sign up a relative values to spur action that can improve the or by engaging in community service, now to receive a visit, please contact Rachel Ferber world. May the coming of Elul inspire us all is the time to reflect and to ready ourselves at email@example.com or contact me at to take a deeper look into our lives and to to make the most of the upcoming new year. firstname.lastname@example.org. Second, think renew our commitment to making a greater Please remember that our clergy, staff and about becoming more involved in our Social positive impact on our society. Shanah Tovah fellow congregants stand ready to help you take Action Committee. Reaching out to the local in advance! that next step forward. and global community, the Social Action I would like to highlight two ways through Committee projects are making a difference. which you can increase your engagement at By volunteering through the Social Action Beth El and deepen your commitment to Committee at the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen, Judaism. First, join our Bikkur Holim Society - a JUF Uptown Café, the ARK, the Annual group of congregants that reaches out to fellow Family-To-Family Thanksgiving Mitzvah Shabbat Schedule See calendar for times. Monday through Friday Shabbat, August 6 Shabbat, September 3 Mornings, 7:15am Shabbat Hazon Parashat Shof ’tim Parashat Devarim Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9 Sunday through Thursday Torah: Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Evenings, 7:30pm Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1–27 Shabbat, September 10 Sunday and Legal Holiday Shabbat, August 13 Shabbat Shuvah Mornings, 8:45am Shabbat Nahamu Parashat Ki Tetze Rosh Hodesh Parashat Va’et’hanan Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19 Mornings, 7:00am Torah: Deuteronomy 3:23– 7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1 –10 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1–26 Services are conducted by: Shabbat, September 17 Rabbi Vernon H. Kurtz, Shabbat, August 20 Parashat Ki Tavo Rabbi Michael Schwab, Parashat Ekev Torah: Deuteronomy 26:1– 29:8 Hazzan Larry B. Goller Torah: Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1 – 22 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14–51:3 Shabbat, September 24 11:00 am Every Shabbat Shabbat, August 27 Parashat Nitzavim –Vayelekh Birkat HaHodesh Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9–31:30 Tot Shabbat Parashat Re’eh Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9 Services for families with Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17 Pre-School children Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11–55:5 Mini Minyan Services for families with children Kindergarten - 2nd grade Junior Congregation Services for students in 3rd - 5th grade NSSBE Staff Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi Mark Stadler, Ritual Director Michael Schwab, Rabbi Ali Drumm, Director of Informal Education Larry B. Goller, Hazzan Matt Levitt, Associate Youth Community Director Chuck Kahalnik, Executive Director Rachel Kamin, Cultural & Learning Center Director Alicia Gejman, Director of Formal Education Merle Tovian, Continuing Education Director Caron Knopoff, Pre-School Director Andrew W. Brown, President August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 2 High Holidays Friday, September 30, 2011 - Second Day Rosh Hashana *8:15am.........................Shacharit Service Service Schedule – 2011/ 5772 **10:15am.......................Children’s Services **10:15am.......................Young Family Service - at Beth El Saturday, September 24, 2011 - Selichot Evening **6:15pm.........................Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 8:45pm.........................“The Literary Chagall” 6:15pm.........................Candle Lighting 10:30pm.......................Social Gathering 11:00pm.......................Dedication of Memorial Plaques and Friday, October 7, 2011 - Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur Selichot Service 7:15am.........................Shacharit Service *5:45pm.........................Mincha Service Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - Erev Rosh Hashana *6:00pm.........................Kol Nidre Service 7:15am.........................Shacharit Service 6:03pm.........................Candle Lighting **6:00pm.........................Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:18pm.........................Candle Lighting Saturday, October 8, 2011 - Yom Kippur/Yizkor **8:00pm.........................Ma’ariv *9:00am.........................Shacharit Service *10:45am.......................Children’s Services Thursday, September 29, 2011 - First Day Rosh Hashana **4:15pm.........................Mincha Service *8:15am.........................Shacharit Service **5:45pm.........................Neilah Service *10:15am.......................Children's Services 7:08pm.........................Yom Kippur Ends 6:00pm.........................Tashlich **6:15pm.........................Mincha & Ma’ariv *At Beth El and Highland Park High School 7:23pm.........................Candle Lighting ** At Beth EL ONLY President's Corner by Andrew W. Brown W ell....here we are! As many of you already know, I’m to stay on the Executive Board as one of the Financial Secretaries, the recently installed President of North Suburban a capacity in which I served for three years. After this, other than Synagogue Beth El. And, for those that question continuing with board membership and serving on a committee the possibility of miracles, now there’s some proof that they can or two, I thought that I was done with lay leadership. How happen! wrong I was! My year off of the Executive Board turned into a I’m a native of Highland Park and was raised in the reform brief hiatus, as, when asked to become Beth El’s next president, tradition at Temple Jeremiah. My family joined Temple Jeremiah and, after some discussion at home, I agreed to step up to this before it had its lovely facility, so that’s a little indication of how awesome task and honor. Who would have believed it! It is just far back I go! When I was a student at Edgewood Jr. High, I flat astonishing! My children, Joey, Eliza, and Madeline, all of attended a bar mitzvah or two at Beth El, which, with my reform whom attended Beth El from the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg background, were more than a bit intimidating. So, how did I get Pre-School through the Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School, here? totally thought I was pulling their leg. Friends...as I mentioned My in-laws, Harry and Arlene Feiger, have been long members above, miracles happen. of Beth El, and, when my wife, Gail and I were engaged, I We’ve had a lot of valuable transition at Beth El over the stepped back into Beth El for our aufruf. At the time, I didn’t last number of years, and so, I’m most eager for a period of own a tallit and I sure didn’t know the aliyah! My brother-in- stability where we can focus our energies on building upon the law coached me through the Hebrew and I somehow stumbled foundations we’ve set. This fundamental work was accomplished through the service. I was nervous then and, even after many by our incredible clergy, our excellent staff and our many years, am still nervous now on the bimah! lay leaders; most especially my predecessors with whom I’ve We were married by Rabbi Mordechai Simon, of blessed worked. And, before I go further, I want to acknowledge the memory, long a member of Beth El. After we joined the tremendous work of Steve Abrams. With a cool head and a steady synagogue, I decided to have an adult bar mitzvah. It didn’t seem hand, Steve guided the synagogue through some very challenging appropriate to me to have our children go through the rigors of economic times. We all owe him our gratitude. Hebrew school without their knowing that both parents had done If, over the next two years, you have some issue that you the same. I’m positive that when Rabbi Kurtz officiated at my would like to discuss with me, I can best be reached at my Beth bar mitzvah, he never dreamed that I would sit on the bimah with El email address, email@example.com. If you would prefer him as president of the synagogue! For those of you who are just a personal conversation, the best telephone number for me is getting the hang of our services, I hope this may serve as some 773-972-5813. And, I would like to close by making a pitch for encouragement. your help. The almost countless programs and activities held at Ten years ago, I was asked to join the board of the synagogue Beth El only happen because of the assistance of many valued and then, a few years later, became the Vice President of Finance volunteers. We need your help! Don’t hesitate to reach out; I’ll be for a two year term. At the conclusion of that term, I was asked happy to find a spot where we can really use your help! August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 3 Congratulations To: - Joyce and Michel Fox on the occasion of their 21st wedding anniversary - Rachel and Neil Greenbaum on the marriage of their son, David, to Allyson Berman - Rachel and Neil Greenbaum on the birth of their granddaughter, Jordyn Arielle - Lois and Howard Hirschfield on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary - Ellie and Joshua Kaiser on the birth of their daughter, Hannah Ruby Kaiser - Judith and Michael Lavin on the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Matthew Goodman - Blair and Nolan Lebovitz on the birth of their son - Linda and Jerry Lebovitz on the birth of their grandson - Marie Lebovitz on the birth of her great-grandson - Marsha and Steve Levin on the birth of twin grandchildren, Jack Hershie and Wyatt Jacob and their granddaughter, Anabel Eve - Nancy and Arnold Levinson on the birth of their granddaughter, Molly Reese Arnstein - Jane and Mark Mordini on Eli Mordini becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Fay Morgan on the birth of her great-grandson - Elaine and Bernie Reisin on the birth of twin great-grandchildren, Jack Hershie and Wyatt Jacob, and their great-granddaughter, Anabel Eve - Susan and Alan Resnick on the birth of their granddaughter, Alexis Perry Schneider - Debbi and Ira Rosenberg on the marriage of their daughter, Amy Rosenberg to Brad Chaimson - Miriam and Mort Steinberg on the birth of their granddaughter - Miriam and Mort Steinberg on the marriage of their son, Adam Steinberg to Emily Meyer - Lynn and Leonard Weitz on the birth of their granddaughter, Hannah Ruby Kaiser - Brenda and Marc Wilkow on the marriage of their son, Gregg, to Brittany Walowitz Condolences To: - Elinor Bayless on the loss of her mother, Gladys Jacobson - Carol Beckerman on the loss of her mother, Gertrude Exelrod - Jack Blumberg on the loss of his brother, Abraham “Jim” Blumberg - Eve Bremen on the loss of her father, Bernard Wolnak - Marc Dorfman on the loss of his father, Robert Dorfman - Julio Gesklin on the loss of his mother, Sofia Gesklin - Karyn Goldstein on the loss of her husband, Arnold Goldstein - Bonnie and Joel Haber on the loss of their son, Charlie Haber - Kari and Kelly Haber on the loss of their brother, Charlie Haber - Bruce Jacobson on the loss of his mother, Rae (Rachel) Jacobson - Anne Kaplan on the loss of her mother, Rosa Richtman - Audra Kaplan on the loss of her father, Howard G. Kaplan - Marlene Kaplan on the loss of her husband, Howard G. Kaplan - Rhonda Katz on the loss of her father, Howard G. Kaplan - Stephen Kaufman on the loss of his mother, Regina Kaufman - Edith Kaye on the loss of her sister, Betty Cedar Fishman - Jason Kleinman on the loss of his father, Harry Kleinman - Avrum Kraft on the loss of his sister-in-law, Myra Kraft - Bryna Kurtz on the loss of her father, Samuel Wise - Cynthia Lome on the loss of her brother, Gerald Allen Croopnick - Ann Leslie Nadler on the loss of her sister, Ronni Handelman - Esther Schlutz on the loss of her daughter, Ronni Handelman - Edna Shepard on the loss of her husband, Irvin Shepard - Leonard Sherman on the loss of his wife, Diane Sherman - Polly and Yossi Vinograd on the loss of their daughter, Maya Vinograd - Yossi Vinograd on the loss of his father, Avraham Vinograd - Debbie Winick on the loss of her grandmother, Belle Krantz - Frances Wolnak on the loss of her husband, Bernard Wolnak In Memoriam: - Joan Bernick - Howard G. Kaplan - Diane Sherman - Gertrude Exelrod - Seymour Regal - Bernard Wolnak - Arnold Goldstein - Irvin Shepard August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 4 August – Av / Elul 5771 September – Elul5771/Tishrei 5772 Elizabeth Youshaei, daughter of Nathan Apter, son of Davis Blum, son of Rebecca Mosk, daughter of Jila and Job Youshaei Stacy and Kevin Apter Peggy and Marc Blum Jodie and Mark Mosk Shabbat, August 20 Shabbat, August 27 Shabbat, September 3 Shabbat, September 10 Bessie Cohen, daughter of David Aizenberg, son of Robert Aronoff, son of Janice Sue and Craig Cohen Deborah and Gabriel Aizenberg and Jeffrey Aronoff Shabbat, September 17 Shabbat, September 17 Shabbat, September 24 We Welcome the Following - Daniel and Candace Arnold New Members : - Jeffrey and Sara Cahn - Todd and Jennifer Deutch and their children, Eden and Joseph - Matt and Lisa Ebner and their sons, Zachariah and Ezra - Matthew Fischel - Jordan and Stephanie Goldstein - Matthew and Elizabeth Goodman - Perry and Carol Granof and their daughters, Natanya, Arielle, and Sarah - Todd and Melissa Halperin and their daughter, Kourtnie - Josh and Jennifer Herz and their child, Madison - Irwin and Irene Kushner - Jane Mordini and her children, Eli, Isabella, and Max - Leigh and Corrie Pollak and their children, Parker and Peyton - Daniel and Ronit Ripes and their children, Noah and Sophie - Martin and Jodi Rosenthal and their children, Levi and Lexi - Joshua and Marci Sukenic and their son, Brendan August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 5 Irving and Janet Robbin Scholar-in-Residence Start the new year right by reflecting and re-energizing yourself with Rabbi Naomi Levy Friday, September 9, 2011 Kick off a weekend of Hope and Renewal Come to a special Shabbat dinner with the Irving and Janet Robbin Scholar-in-Residence Spend a evening recharging after the weekly grind and reenergizing yourself to take on the challenges in your life. Two Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:15 pm Traditional services and Family Friendly services Engaging children's activities for children up to 7th grade will be going on simultaneously to Naomi Levy's talk Casual Family Pasta Dinner - $8/ adult and $5/ child Paid reservations are due by September 2 For this event or any other part of the Robbin Scholar weekend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Saturday morning D’var Torah – “A Little Push Can Cause Seas to Part: What Sort of Push Do You Need?” Post Kiddush Lecture – “Hope Will Find You: What if all Sorts of Blessings Are Raining Down On You, But You’re Wearing a Raincoat?” Sunday morning, 9:30–10:00am: Breakfast, followed by interactive discussion – 10:00 – 11:00 am: “Talking to God: How Prayer Can Transform Our Lives” Cosponsored by Men’s Club and Sisterhood August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 6 Membership Declaration of Independence "Haftorah" As Conservative Jews, we have prided our history as Jews on the ability to be loyal to our heritage, Outside Summer Nosh & while at the same time being able to appropriately integrate, participate and positively contribute Service by the Lake to the host culture. This has occurred no less here in America, contributing in various ways to the Friday, August 26th founding and development of this great nation. Held in the backyard if the weather Hazzan Jack Kessler in Philadelphia, the city where freedom was born 235 years ago, took the words is nice. Nosh starts at 5:30pm and of the Declaration of Independence and applied the ancient chant of the haftorah. He did this to services start at 6:15pm. demonstrate commitment to Jewish values as we wed them to American ideals. The Declaration of Independence was profound and prophetic; what better Jewish mode to chant these words from our tradition. Biblical chant is a means of expressing and interpreting text. Havurah Program This past July 4th, for a second year, at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL, the Sunday, August 28th; 5:00pm Declaration of Independence was chanted as a “Haftorah” after the morning minyan. It took place in the Zell Activity room with many congregants in attendance. A legible copy of the Declaration Barbeque-in-a-Havurah. Interested was provided, so that as it was chanted, listeners could follow along just as they do from the Etz in a Havurah or would like to learn Hayim. The “Haftorah” was chanted emotionally by Ernie Smolen. The event reminded us all of more about a Havurah? Come the significant contributions that the Jewish people have made and continue to make to the United join us for one last big dose States of America. of Summer! We will be out in the backyard and will grill out. Everyone that is interested is welcome to join us. Cost is $10 Adults/$5 for children over 5 yrs old. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 25th to the Synagogue office at 847-432-8900 ext: 222 or email@example.com. Field Family Sanctuary has a New Voice For over a decade our Main Sanctuary has had, what was for that time, a A 3Com commercial Wi-Fi router will allow the sound system to be remote popular analog sound system. It had served us well on both sides of the controlled via computer. A music input player panel will accommodate the bimah. However as we all are aware, the electronic age has created new connection and use of an iPod or MP3 audio player. A DVD recorder / and improved systems in all of our lives, so to in sound systems. Our player as well as a modern dual CD recording deck which can record two Main Sanctuary has now entered the digital age. Our House Committee, CDs sequentially for a total recording time of 160 minutes. under the direction of Lisa Rosenkranz, had decided that a current and Private headphones for the hearing impaired are now available upon new modern system was needed. request. An additional speaker has been added to the existing lobby After much research and receipt of numerous bids, Pentegra Systems was speaker. The overall performance of the new Digital System will add to chosen to install a modern Digital Signal Processor, featuring automatic the enjoyment of attending Services and musical programs. microphone mixing with memory presets for room configuration. This The new system was installed and began operating on May 7, 2011. The system will result in a higher quality voice and instrument reproduction, system was funded by Ernie Smolen in memory of his son Hazzan Alan eliminate distortion in sounds and enable congregants to hear both loud Smolen. and soft voices from the Bimah. Among the features of the Digital system it will provide additional inputs of mixing for the Field Sanctuary and the Paset Lounge. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 7 Gray Cultural & Learning Center Susan Fisher Glick Memorial Research Center In May, the newly renovated Susan Fisher Glick Memorial Research Center was re-dedicated. Through the generosity of the parents, family, and friends of Susan Fisher Glick, the Center, housing eight computer workstations, continues to be a focal point for our education effort. During the past school year, our Alef students played “Who Stole Hannukah” in order to learn about the history and practices on this holiday, the Bet students reinforced their fluency and understanding of prayers with the “Henini” programs, the Gimel students improved their vocabulary by creating “Word Zapper” games, and Dalet classes learned about Purim, its story and its customs by completing quizzes using the “JBOP” program. Teachers in the Steinberg Preschool and the Cohen Religious School used the Center extensively to create flashcards, worksheets and access the color printer. The Susan Fisher Glick Memorial Research Center is invaluable to our educational mission. We hope it will forever honor the memory of Susan and that it is a source of pride for her family and our community for years to come. The PJ Library North Suburban Synagogue Beth El has become a PJ Library Chicago Partner and we are thrilled to tell you about an opportunity from the Jewish United Fund/ Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago to receive FREE Jewish books and music. The PJ Library* sends families with children ages 6 months – 8 years old high quality, age-appropriate Jewish books and music – with absolutely no strings attached. Space is limited and the program already filled up once! To learn more and sign up, please visit www.juf.org/pjlibrary or call 312-357-4831 for more information. Please note that in Chicago, the PJ Library is limited to one subscription per family so that we are able to accommodate as many people as we can in this fantastic program. If you’re already receiving books (or just signed up) or don’t qualify yourself, but know a family who does, enter the program’s refer a friend contest where you can win great prizes like a Kindle, Starbucks gift cards and free passes to the Chicago Children’s Museum—just by referring a friend to the program! *The PJ Library was created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is a gift to your family from the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, local donors and your local early childhood Jewish educators. Contact Rachel Kamin at 847-432-8903 x242 or rkamin@ nssbethel.org, or Marcie Eskin at x234 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these and other available resources. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 8 Gray Cultural & Learning Center The Arnold Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum In May, approximately 40 students from the Highland Park Senior Center visited the Rissman Family Kol Ami Museum to view the exhibit of woodcut prints by Todros Geller. The students learned about Geller’s prolific and varied oeuvre encompassing paintings, drawings, and prints, stained-glass windows, public murals, illustration and graphic design, and decorative arts and how he became known as the “Dean of Chicago’s Jewish Artists.” A new exhibit, highlighting pieces from the Kol Ami collection, will be installed in September. Alef Reading Stars The Alef students in the Cohen Religious School all became Reading Stars by reading 241 Jewish books during the 2010-2011 school year. At a special awards ceremony on the last day of Religious School, each student read at least 5 books and received a certificate and the book Wise and Not So Wise: Ten Tales from the Rabbis by Phillis Gershator. 12 students became Super Reading Stars by reading 6 or more Jewish books: Eugenia Berman-Moore, Noa Dayan, Rosie Ezgur, David Friedland, Avra Friedman, Jason Garfinkel, Taylor Gilbert, Bradley Kaufman, Rebecca Lerner, Asher Miller, Leah Rosenberg, and Leah Seidman. The Top Reading Stars were: Gabriel Bornstein and Sam Zacks (15 books), Julia Tenner (29 books), and Ellie Goldsmith (33 books). Mazel Tov to all of the Reading Stars and their teachers Edith Belkind, Erica Friedman, and Yael Hoffman. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 9 Sisterhood Sisterhood Notes August and September are always filled with the excitement of the final days of summer and the wonderful anticipation of the year ahead. For 2011-12, we have planned an exciting array of programs that will further the spiritual, cultural and social interests of our Sisterhood members and our Beth El Family. We look forward to providing an opportunity for women of all ages to learn, to enhance Jewish observance in their home, to participate in social action programs, and to be a vital part of our Jewish Community. We hope you will join us along the path! Torah Fund Campaign – “Judaism is above all a life of dialogue.” Ismar Schorsch, former Chancellor, JTS Our Torah Fund classes are among the major educational programs we offer each year and reflect our commitment to Jewish learning. These classes are also the cornerstone of our Torah Fund Campaign. About our logo.... Each year, they provide an exceptional opportunity not only to study with extraordinary teachers but The Women’s League logo also to support the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the spiritual and academic center of emphasizes the role women play as Conservative Judaism. All the monies raised through our Torah Fund campaign activities go directly to keepers of the flames of mitzvot, the Seminary, to help ensure our legacy to future generations of Conservative Jews. family, study, Israel, Torah, and We are grateful to all who supported our Torah Fund programs this past year. Through your support, community. The "W" suggests we raised $11,410 for the Seminary. Todah Rabah to Marilyn Lewis, Vice President of Torah Fund the ancient menorah in a strong, for her tireless effort and deep commitment to the Torah Fund and the Campaign within our Beth El contemporary style, and the Community. phrase Mah yafah yerushataynu (How beautiful is our heritage) Torah Fund Luncheon. All those who attended our Torah Fund luncheon at the end of May agree reflects Women’s League’s ongoing that it was a very enjoyable afternoon. Sisterhood recognized and thanked the dedicated teachers whose commitment to our vital and knowledge and commitment made the classes possible: Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi Michael Schwab, dynamic tradition. The flame Hazzan Larry Goller, Karen Raizen, Rachel Kamin, and Merle Tovian. motif also connects Women’s We also would like to take this opportunity to thank Hazzan Larry Goller who prepared and presented a League with the other Conservative beautiful program for our luncheon, “An Afternoon of Jewish Music…With a Twist.” This exceptional movement organizations. program featured a broad repertoire of wonderful music and also showcased Hazzan Goller’s amazing talent. We are grateful for the Hazzan’s continued support of Sisterhood not only as one of the teachers of our Torah Fund Class but also for his willingness to help Sisterhood whenever he can. Did You Know… Enjoy a Day at the Museums Each Year Sisterhood contributes August 4, 2011 more than $20,000 to NSS Beth Visit the Art Institute of Chicago for a Guided Tour of El including: Marc Chagall’s Work. Enjoy time to Browse and Lunch at Spertus - An annual $10,000 gift to NSS Our 2011 summer-in-the-city trip is a unique escape from Beth El. the ordinary! Come join us as we view the latest exhibits at - Monies to support enrichment Spertus, enjoy a Wolfgang Puck kosher lunch and then we are and scholarships in our NSS Beth off to the Art Institute of Chicago! The centerpiece of our El Preschool, Elementary and trip will be a docent-led tour of Marc Chagall’s masterpieces High School – including his crowning achievement in the media of stained - Monies for the College Connection glass. - A donation to the Maxwell The bus leaves our NSS Beth El Parking lot promptly at Abbell Library 9:30am. Invite your friends. Cost: $65 and includes: Transportation, Museum Admission, Kosher lunch at Spertus and Chagall Tour. Space is limited, so please reserve early. Reservations are with check only! (Made out to NS Beth El Sisterhood.) Send to: Pam Schlosberg, 144 Whistler Road, Highland Park Il 60035. Name(s) Phone Number of Guests________@ $65 per person Amount Enclosed $__________ August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 10 Sisterhood's Welcome Brunch Sunday, September 18 9:30 -11:30am; the Blumberg “For me the High Holiday are an opportunity to connect with people I love and a chance to make amends to those I may have hurt”, recalls Nancy Rips. With the High Holidays fast approaching, Sisterhood is beginning the year with a Welcome Brunch for our current members, new members and all those interested in finding out more about us! Our program will feature acclaimed author, Nancy Rips who returns by popular request, to share her insights on her latest book, “High Holiday Stories.” The High Holidays are always a special time to be with family and friends and to share stories of past generations. We all have our memories. Nancy Rips’ “High Holiday Stories” is filled with 101 heartfelt holiday remembrances, from famous people, and some only known in their own circle of family and friends. Each recounts varied Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur experiences, from observing the holiday in the Colorado Rockies to Army bases in Iraq, even online in L.A. The stories come from people of all ages, all professions, from New York to California, New Zealand to England. Nancy Rips is recognized as the book maven of the midwest. She’s a longtime bookseller and book reviewer who has always loved the Jewish holidays. She began collecting high holiday stories after her first book “Seder Stories” was so successful. Her passion for books, reading, libraries, and the Jewish tradition are infectious. In addition, she’s a force of nature when it comes to her regular review segments on radio and Omaha’s CBS-tv affiliate. Nancy Rips will be available after the brunch Our Annual Rosh Hashana Honey Sale! for a special book signing. Please plan to It’s Time to think about Rosh Hashanah! And in the join us for a most interesting program! sweetest tradition of the holiday. Wish your family and friends a “Sweet and Happy New Year” by sending them a jar of honey for Todah Rabbah Rosh Hashanah. Every gift box contains an 8 ounce jar of kosher honey, your personalized Sisterhood is not one person, an Executive holiday greeting, the brachot, and holiday-perfect Board or a Board of Directors – it is recipes for honey from our Sisterhood Cookbook, many, many women who together serve Tradition in the Kitchen 2 . and support our Beth El Community and the Jewish Community at large. Many Each box is $8. (International shipping is extra) voices, many hearts, many hands dedicated Ordering is fast and easy! Simply complete the to expanding the knowledge of and order form below and return it by August 28th. commitment to a vibrant and vital Judaism in Make checks payable to NS Beth El Sisterhood and send it with your order form to: Rachel Ferber, the home, in the community, and in Israel. 399 Madison Ave, Glencoe, IL 60022. We are unified by a love of traditional If you have questions, please call Rachel Ferber at 847-835-6201 or email them to Rachel.email@example.com Judaism. We are unified in the belief that NS Beth El Sisterhood is the most potent, most effective, most satisfying place to accomplish Name Phone our goals as Conservative Jewish women. As we look ahead to a new year, we would Provide the folling information for each jar ordered. Feel free to attach additional pages as needed. like to recognize a few honored volunteers who are leaving their chairmanships after From: To: many years of service – among these: Shirley Address: Blair, Corresponding Secretary, Clara Gesklin and Susan Saper, co-chairs of the Gift Shop, City, State, Zip: and Barbara Blumberg who will leave her Financial Secretary Chair this fall. You each From: To: have been a blessing to our Sisterhood and to our Jewish Community. It has been an Address: honor to work with each of you and to learn from you. And although you will not be in City, State, Zip: a chairmanship, we look forward to your continued participation in Sisterhood. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 11 Sisterhood Torah Fund Classes Monday Morning at the Movies! Hazzan Larry Goller Mondays, begins October 24; 10:00-11:00am Through the viewing of some of Hollywood’s finest productions, explore how Jews and Jewish values influenced the American film industry, and through film, American culture. Popcorn will be provided! Pray-er Merle Tovian Mondays, begins October 24; 11:00-11:30am Sign Up Online for the Beth El Sisterhood This is an informal and interactive exploration of why, when, and how College Connection! we pray. Spending your summers getting a kid ready for college, or wishing Conservative Judaism Looks at Modern Issues your child would come home from the summer internship Rabbi Vernon Kurtz for longer than a day? Then the Beth El Sisterhood College Tuesdays, begins October 25; 10:00-11:00am Connection program is for you! Join a discussion of the principles of Conservative Judaism, its interpretation of Jewish law, and its response to modern issues, Thanks to a generous endowment from the Sisterhood, we including ritual, ethics, sex and politics. continue to provide a connection for our college students to our congregation. Enrolling in this wonderful program gets your Midrash for the Modern World college student great care packages for the Jewish holidays, as well Rabbi Michael Schwab as emailed information about alternative school break programs, Tuesdays, begins October 25; 11:00am-Noon Birthright Israel, Jewish programs on campus, summer jobs and Explore the depth of meaning in passages of the Torah via beautiful study abroad opportunities. interpretations and engaging stories created by the rabbis, speaking to This program is sponsored by the Beth El Sisterhood and the core values of Judaism. Learn the text and discuss its meaning and completely free to you, but you need to fill out a new form every relevance to us today. year. All of our enrollment this year will be online. We will be emailing the registration forms out to all relevant applicants - Torah Fund Book Club which includes graduate students! We no longer mail packages Rachel Kamin overseas- but if you’re only studying abroad for one semester, we 5 sessions to stay and chat after Shabbat kiddush want to make sure you get packages the rest of the year, so please Saturday afternoons, 12:30-1:30pm sign up. October 29, 2011 (Book to be announced.) Save these dates for future book discussions (titles to be announced): If you are concerned that we don’t have the right email address December 10, 2011; January 21, 2012; March 10, 2012; and May 12, 2012. to send a registration link to enroll your college student, please contact Ali Drumm at firstname.lastname@example.org to give the correct Registration Information: Sisterhood Torah Fund classes are open to email address for College Connection information (both parent women and men with a contribution of $36 or more to this year’s Torah and student.) Fund Campaign. Anyone may participate in one or all classes for the same The deadline for application for the fall boxes is September 1st, 2011. contribution! All proceeds are donated to the Jewish Theological Seminary. Please register by Monday, October 17, as each class will only run if there are at least 6 participants. Sisterhood Torah Fund Name: Email: Registration Form Address: Phone: Torah Fund Contribution $_____________ (Checks made payable to: Sisterhood Torah Fund) Please register me for the following classes: ___ Monday Morning at the Movies! ___ Pray-er ___ Conservative Judaism Looks at Modern Issues ___ Torah Fund Book Club ___ Midrash for the Modern World August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 12 Men's Club Men's Club Golf Outing The Beth El Men’s Club Annual Golf Outing is set for the afternoon of Thursday, August 18, 2011, at ThunderHawk Golf Course in Beach Park. ThunderHawk Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course nestled on 228 beautiful acres of forest, marsh and prairie. It is the first public course in Illinois to achieve Audubon Signature certification. ThunderHawk has been named among the 10 best municipal courses in the United States and “Best in State” several years in a row. ZAGAT calls ThunderHawk one of “America’s Top Golf Courses”. Along with the green fees, golf cart, drinks, and lunch will be provided. All are welcome to join us even if you are not playing in the Men’s Club Golf League. Anyone interested in playing contact Ben Blumberg at 847-433-2886 or email@example.com as soon as possible. Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Steak & Wine Night Convention a Hugh Success Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm The 2011 FJMC Convention, which was held in Costa Mesa, Come kick off the 2011-2012 Men's Club season California, proved to be one of the most successful in recent years. with your friends at our 1st event of the season. Held at the Orange County Hilton from July 13th to July 17th it We will be grilling up Steaks, Potatoes and Corn drew well over 400 delegates. The location and the facility were and washing it down with some delicious bold perfect and provided for a memorable few days. wine. This is open to all Men's Club members Our Beth El Men’s Club was represented by: Darryl Temkin, as well as non-members. Cost is $25 dollars per Gerald Brin, Jeffrey Wohlstadter and Ernie Smolen. Keynote person and will be held in the backyard at Beth speakers included Dr. Ron Wolfson, Rabbi Bradley Artson and El. Please contact Jeffrey Goldsmith jbg724@ David Heber. All three delivered most interesting and inspiring gmail.com to register for this great event. addresses and were received with standing ovations. Other speakers included: Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Dr. William Becker, Mrs. Gillian Caplin President Masorti Europe, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rabbi Michael Siegel, Rabbi Charles Simon, Mrs. Janet Tobin President Mercaz USA, Mrs. Rita Wertlieb President Women’s League, including many other notables. We were led in Shabbat Services by Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi of Anshe Emet, Hazzan Steven Stoehr of Congregation Beth Shalom, Hazzan Judy Sofer and Hazzan Reuven Herman. Kabbalat Shabbat was a very Our meals were a highlight of the day with enthusiastic “Friday Alive” plenty of good food at every meal. Each meal with dancing to almost every was followed by a rousing Birkat Ha’Mazon prayer. The ruach surpassed with clapping, pounding on the tables and any previous Kabbalat waving of “ruach flags” over our heads. Even Shabbat Service. Shabbat the women participated in this ritual. Darryl Temkin: Receiving the Quality Club morning was equally enjoyed Award from Mark Berlin with the incoming President, This was the first convention that a virtual Mike Mills, chanting the Haftarah. All other services were ably ad journal was put in use, with all ads placed led by Men’s Club. Wednesday Shaharit was led by our own Ernie on line. It ran continuously on video screens Smolen. all over the hotel where people could see all of the ads that were placed. Our Men’s Club The wide range of programming included: leadership, health generated over $7,000 in ads, most ever by and wellness, shomrei ha’aretz, keruv, ethics, tikkun olam, ritual our club, and was chaired by Gerald Brin. training, involving men in Jewish life, liturgy and study. Women’s Ernie Smolen: Receiving the Ma'asim programming included field trips as well as informative lectures. This was a “first time” for some of the Tovim Award from Mark Berlin The awards ceremonies were on Wednesday night. Our Beth El attendees, there were many, it will be the first of many more FJMC Conventions for Men’s Club received a “Quality Club” award and the Ma’asim them. All of our Beth El members are invited to become members of our Men’s Tovim award for Midwest Region was received by Ernie Smolen. Club and attend future conventions. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 13 Social Action in Action Shop For The Homebound You’re Wanted… Beth El members shop for an elderly homebound resident of Highland …And needed! The Social Action Committee is under new leadership, and Park on the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in looking for a few good souls to become part of our energetic committee. volunteering, contact Enid Arnowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a suggestion for a project or help out for a couple of hours on a Sunday during one of our scheduled programs (Winter Coat Drive, Sign Up Now For The Juf Uptown Café Thanksgiving Mitzvah Project, Annual Food Drive or Mitzvah Day). We Serve brunch from 10:30 to Noon, on Sunday, November 6, to clients of need you!! Contact Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, Social Action Committee the Uptown Café. A great Vav Tikkun Olam project or family “mission” Chair, at email@example.com. with children ages 12+. The Café is located at 909 W. Wilson, in Chicago. Contact Bryna Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth El Helps Ugandan Jews 10 boxes of our Silverman Mahzorim have found a new home where they This mitzvah was accomplished through the support and help of are greatly needed and much appreciated. In late spring, we shipped 300 of many members. The funds to ship the mahzorim were donated by an our old mahzorim to the Abudaya (People of Judea) community in Uganda. anonymous donor, Sisterhood, Jeff & Lisa Rosenkranz and Rabbi Kurtz’s discrectionary fund. In addition, Fran Sherman wrote a lovely letter in The history of this community began almost a hundred years ago when English and Hebrew to the Abudayan people and Chuck Kahalnik and his a tribal leader in east Uganda read the Hebrew Bible. He so related to its staff helped pack and deliver the books to UPS. concepts that he proclaimed his tribe to be Jewish. The Jewish population grew to almost 3,000 in the 1970’s before Idi Amin forced 80%-90% to If you would like to support this community further, Kippot for Hope is convert to Christianity. From the 300 or so who continued to live secretly a non-profit organization that supports Namatumba, one of the satellite as Jews, the community has grown to about 1,000 today. communities. The Jews of this community knit colorful kippot and the proceeds are used to fund sustainable projects. Since this organization The community is divided into one central community and four satellite began, they have installed glass windows in the Synagogue, planted 10,000 communities. The communities live in simple mud houses with no pineapples and built community pit latrines near the synagogue. With the electricity and no running water. While they keep Shabbat, practice money from the pineapple plantation, they cover school fees for more Kashrut, circumcise their sons, attend their own synagogues and celebrate children and carry out an adult literacy program. To order kippot and to the festivals alongside Jews all over the world, they have few religious read more about this community, go to kippotforhope.org. objects to assist them in their observance. Be a Teen Aide for Children's High Holiday Services Volunteering to be a teen aide for Children’s High Holiday services is Aides will receive a free ticket to High Holiday services as compensation an incredibly rewarding experience. Teen aides play a crucial role in the (*note that at the Beth El location, free tickets will only be given in the last success of these services, and their responsibility encompasses much several rows, not seated with parents.) more than passing out juice and challah. During the children's services So, how do you sign up? The online application will be available through they are helping to ensure a meaningful High Holiday experience for our our website and weekly email. If you are concerned that you did not children as well as providing for their welfare and safety. receive an application or cannot find it on the website, or have questions This year spaces are limited for teen aides. In order to be an aide, you about teen aides or anything related to Children’s High Holiday services, have to commit to a training session/meeting with your teacher. Training please contact Ali Drumm at email@example.com sessions are on: Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00pm - Aides at the Beth El Location Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm - Aides at the HPHS Location (but meeting will be at Beth El) Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm - Makeup date for aides at either location If you are going to be an aide at the Beth El location, you need to be there all three days (you cannot be an aide if you plan on going to school on the second day of Rosh HaShanah.) We will be strict with deadlines for registration to be an aide - all applications must be in by Wednesday, August 31st. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 14 Jack & Mildred Cohen Religious School and Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School M'Shulchan Hamenahelet S halom! I feel very honored to be the new Director of Formal Education Jack and Mildred Cohen Religious School at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. As Director of Formal Education September – Elul 5771/Tishrei 5772 I will strive to achieve the highest educational experience for the students in our programs. The curriculum will be designed to deepen the student’s 7 Wed First Day of School (Alef thru Vav) understanding of Judaism and what it means to live a Jewish life. Our programs 11 Sun First Day of School (Pre-Gan and Gan) will include the study of Torah (written and Oral), Ivrit, Tefilah, Israel, Jewish history, Chagim (Jewish holidays), and Israel, among many other subjects that are 18 Sun PADS (Dalet and Hey) important to the building of a Jewish identity. In pursuit of this goal, we will 21 Wed Open House (Hey and Vav) utilize up-to-date, effective teaching techniques, and modern technology to help the process of learning. Every child learns differently; and we should try to reach 25 Sun Open House (Pre-Gan thru Dalet) every student. As our tradition acknowledges in Proverbs 22:6 Chanoch L’na’ar al 28 Wed No School pi darko, gam ki yaskin lo yasur mimena (train a lad according to his own fashion and he will not deviate from it even in old age). It is not coincidence that a Jewish school (beit sefer) is housed in a synagogue Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High School (beit kneset); this creates a natural progression between the learning that takes place September – Elul 5771/Tishrei 5772 in the classroom to the practice of Judaism, and the other way around. Parents are 11 Sun Grade Level Orientations for parents and an integral part to the success of a school. Parents (Horim) and teachers (Morim) students (check future e-mails for more share the responsibility to instruct youngsters in the ways of Torah. It is this joint detailed information on these orientations). effort that will allow students to become learned, dedicated Jews. L'Shanah Tovah! Alicia Gejman Director of Formal Education Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Pre-School W hen parents come to tour the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Pre- Another thing that parents note during the tour is our beautiful School, I am often asked, “What makes your school different building. We have a wonderful, state of the art Gan Sylvia playground from others?” I am always eager to tell them about all the as well as the Grossinger-Brickman Activity Center where our children exciting things that happen every day at our school. can develop their gross motor skills. Each week they get a chance to visit Our developmentally appropriate curriculum has been designed using the Field Family Sanctuary where they sing and welcome Shabbat. Our the latest research and best practices in child development and early Rabbis and Hazzan visit our classes and interact with the children on a childhood education. Our teachers integrate curriculum content within regular basis. the classroom and on the playground including, Jewish learning, social Families are an integral part of our school and the synagogue. Our and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, Parent Auxiliary actively works on behalf of our school. We have many the arts, and fitness and well-being based on national and state education exciting programs planned for the year including our Family Picnic standards as well as the National Association for the Education of in September, Sukkot Party, Shema Pajama Party, Tu B’Shevat Forest Young Children (NAEYC) and the Chicago-based Kehillah Jewish Early Extravaganza, Art Fair, and Passover Seder. Childhood Accreditation Project. We have classes for children from infants through pre-kindergarten. These are very important reasons to send your children to our school New this year, we are offering classes for our very youngest children, but as the tour continues I don’t have to say too much, I just have to called “Tall and Small” (infants to walkers). There will also be Toddler/ bring them into a classroom. Each one, filled with joyous children, Adult classes. We are thrilled that Eileen Goldberg, a specialist in this age actively exploring their environment and learning as they play and group, will be teaching these classes. socialize with one another. Please let your family, friends, and neighbors know about our program. Our teachers with their knowledge of early childhood education as Drop by the preschool office or contact me by telephone 847-432-2830 or well as their love of young children are professional, hardworking and by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to giving you a tour caring. They challenge each other and continue to bring fresh ideas to of our amazing school. We wish you all L’Shana Tovah. our children. They are the backbone of our program. Also on staff are Caron Knopoff a music and movement specialist and an art specialist. Our enrichment Steinberg Pre-School Director classes include cooking, language, art, science, math, sports, movement and rhythmic gymnastics. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 15 Gertrude Lederman Family Continuing Education Program 2011/2012 Classes and Events at a Glance “Talking to God: How Prayer Can Transform Our Lives” with Rabbi Naomi Levy “Chagall and the Women in His Life” with Vivian Jacobson Dr. Joshua R. Jacobson, April 22, 7:45 –9:30pm Open Conversational Hebrew Jews of the American West – Part 2 with Sue Lewis Sager Solomon Schechter Day Schools of Metropolitan Chicago Torathon Literature Class with Lillian Miller Mitzvah Day Intermediate Conversational Hebrew Monday Morning at the Movies Judaism 101 Miriam and Deborah’s Girls Night Out – A Time for Spirituality Pray-er Talmud: Tractate Rosh Hashana Conservative Judaism Looks at Modern Issues Midrash for the Modern World Limitless Possibilities North Shore Kallah Take Charge of Your Health – Diabetes! How to Make this Seder Different from all Others August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 16 Gertrude Lederman Family Continuing Education Program Hebrew Crash Course Advanced Beginning Conversational Hebrew High Holidays Jewish History Shalom Hartman Institute Beit Midrash Discussion Series Bible with Commentary Torah Cantillation Jewish Laws of Daily Living Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration Study in the Suburbs Study in the Loop “Hope and Renewal” with Rabbi Naomi Levy Shabbat High Holiday Boot Camp “The Literary Chagall” with Vivian Jacobson The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Central District Scholar Tikkun Layl Shavuot Bein Ha'arbayim Torah Fund Book Club Synagogue-Wide Shabbaton Tu B’Shevat Seder August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 17 Youth Community It's BEANS an awesome summer! What did you do on your summer vacation? Come tell us all about it at the Back to BEANS Bash on Saturday, August 27th from 12:15pm-1:30pm in the Zell Activity room after Shabbat services. This free lunch program is for all Beth El kids in grades K-12! Whether you were gone for the summer at camp or relaxing at home or anywhere else, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with all your Beth El friends Which Youth Group is for me? and the BEANS Youth Community Staff! There will be separate programming for our different youth M&M Club is for K through 2nd grade groups - come and hang out with us and meet Matt Levitt, our new Associate Youth Community Director! Shalom Club is for 3-5th graders Kadima is for 6-8th graders USY is for 9-12th graders USY on Wheels - a great tzedakah opportunity. We also have PB&J (Peer Buddies and On Sunday night August 7th our congregation will host 50 USYers who are travelling around the Judaism), a youth group for 6-12th country with USY on Wheels. We are still looking for a few host homes so please contact Ali Drumm, graders who have special needs. Director of Informal Education, immediately if you can host USYers that night. Ali can be reached at email@example.com If you’re interested in our Peer Buddy program as a participant or mentor, please contact Matt Levitt. BEANS Youth Groups are GREAT - How do I sign up? This year we have changed our registration system to a universal registration with our Cohen Religious School and Sokol Hebrew High School. *Schechter families and others who are part of our Youth Groups, please watch your email, or contact Matt directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for youth group membership this year. If you have any questions the Beth El Youth Community, please don’t hesitate to contact our Associate Youth Community Director, Matt Levitt, at email@example.com or 847-432-8900 x214. Sukkot is Coming! Time to Order Your Schach and Lulav & Etrog Schach (the branches that cover the roof of a Sukkah) will be available through USY for $18 per bunch. (One bunch covers approximately 16 square feet.) Lulav and Etrog can be purchased for $50 per set. All orders for Schach as well as Lulav and Etrog must be received by Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Pick up for Schach and Lulav and Etrog will be Sunday, October 9, 2011, between 9:00am and 1:00pm outside by the south side doors. (We cannot be responsible for Schach which is not picked up on time.) Return completed form with payment in the form of a check to: N.S.S. Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Attn: Matt Levitt. Please make checks payable to N.S.S. Beth El Name Phone Address E-mail Address City Zip _____ set(s) of Lulav and Etrog @ $50 per set = __________ _____ bunches of Schach @ $18 per bunch = __________ Total amount enclosed $ __________ August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 18 Tisha B'Av Monday Evening, August 8, 2011 8:00 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv Eicha Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:30 am Shacharit - Eicha 2:00 pm Mincha 8:40 pm Ma'ariv Selichot Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:45-10:30pm “The Literary Chagall: The writings of Marc Chagall in Prose and Poetry” Vivian Jacobson, author of Sharing Chagall: A Memoir An in-depth examination of Chagall’s writings, in Yiddish, Russian, French and English, combined with visualization through Chagall’s artwork. This interactive lecture is presented in loving memory of Dorothy Wexler, z”l. Selichot services will begin at 11:00pm. Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:30am – Breakfast 10:00-11:00am – Lecture “Chagall and the Women in His Life” Vivian Jacobson, author of Sharing Chagall: A Memoir A discussion of the part the women in Chagall’s life played in his becoming one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The lecture includes slides of paintings influenced by each woman, and also features the writings of Bella and Marc Chagall. Cosponsored by Men’s Club and Sisterhood. Annual Sukkah Walk Thursday, October 13, 2011 The entire Beth El community is invited to participate in this delightful annual event. Following morning services, enjoy an afternoon of good food and company while we observe this special holiday. August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 19 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Rabbi Kurtz’s Discretionary Fund - Wishing a complete and speedy recovery for Hannah - In loving memory of Lawrence Gray, and with Kaplan - Martin and Judy Kaplan appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - The Family of - In gratitude to Rabbi Kurtz for his sage advice - Lawrence A. Gray Pendri Shalem and Frankie Zand - In memory of Alan and Rose Ander - Carol and - In honor of Dr. Edward Margulies’ special Ron Jesselson birthday - Larry and Sue Hochberg - In memory of Annette Kaplin, beloved mother - - In honor of Leonard Birnbaum, Gerry Blumberg, Alan and Marcia Kaplin Morton Steinberg and Mayer Stiebel, and - In memory of Arthur Becker, beloved father - with thanks for the wonderful program they Richard and Nancy Becker presented - NS Beth El Sisterhood - In memory of Beatrice Gross - Janice and David - In honor of our wedding and with appreciation to Lasky Rabbi Kurtz - Jeremy Weiss and Racheal Peck - In memory of Beatrice Gross, beloved - In honor of the Pidyon HaBen of their son Max grandmother - Jori and Leah Brajer Lewis, and with appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - - In memory of Benjamin Rubinstein, beloved Jeffrey and Eve Feldman father - Sherwin and Odette Rubinstein - In honor of Rabbi Kurtz - Roger and Ronnie Wilk - In memory of Betty Cooper, beloved mother - - In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their Phillip and Sandra Cooper granddaughter Bessie, and with appreciation to - In memory of Burt Steinberg, beloved brother - Rabbi Kurtz - Sol and Harriet Price Lorna Greenspahn - In honor of the birth of Ali and Michael - In memory of Dave Bernstein, beloved father - Drumm’s child - Michael and Anita Katz Irwin and Sheri Mandel - In honor of the birth of Gerry and Annette - In memory of David B. Cohen, beloved father - Blumberg’s new granddaughter, Hailey Michelle Fred and Corinne Lane Blumberg - Michael and Karen Kesner - In memory of David Mark Stiefel and with - In honor of the birth of Leonard and Lynn appreciation and thanks to Rabbi Kurtz - Weitz’s new grandaughter, Hannah Ruby Kaiser - Richard and Sally Stiefel Scott & Davida Finkle - In memory of David Mark Stiefel, beloved son of - In honor of the birth of Rabbi and Bryna Kurtz’s Sally and Richard Stiefel grandaughter Anael Rina Orbach - Elmer and Ruth Burack - The Gordon/Hirsch Family - Bernard and Fran Alpert - Terri and Michael Lipsitz - Robert and Maxine Greenstein - Mortin and Karen Levy - Pendri Shalem and Frankie Zand - Paul and Michelle Pessis - Edward and Paulette Margulies - Richard and Eve Biller - In memory of Edie Kaye’s sister - Martin and Judy - Lorry Lichtenstein and Cara Mendes Lichtenstein Kaplan - Elmer and Ruth Burack - Lorna Greenspahn - In memory of Erich Hamburger, beloved uncle - - Evelyn Edidin Otto Waldmann and Phyllis Hofman Waldmann - Donald and Lois Chudacoff - In memory of Esther Salinas, beloved mother - - Robert and Maxine Greenstein Edward and Sari Salinas - In honor of the birth of Susan and Alan Resnick’s - In memory of Ethel Chudacoff, beloved mother - granddaughter, Alexis Perry Schneider - Alan Donald and Lois Chudacoff and Susan Resnick - In memory of Foster Schlutz, beloved husband - - In honor of the engagement of Neil and Rachel Esther Schlutz Greenbaum’s son, David, to Allyson - Milton - In memory of Gerry Aronin, beloved father - and Iona Levenfeld Marc and Sharon Leaf - In honor of the marriage of Amy Rosenberg to - In memory of Gertrude Exelrod, beloved Brad Chaimson, and with appreciation to Rabbi mother of Carol Beckerman - Louis and Ruth Kurtz - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg Kahnweiler - In honor of the marriage of Elizabeth Lavin - In memory of Golda Schachter, beloved mother - and Matthew Goodman, and with the greatest Martin and Yolanda Schachter appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - Michael & Judith - In memory of Harold M. Olshansky, beloved Lavin husband - Sheila Olshansky August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 20 Todah Rabbah Rabbi Kurtz’s Discretionary Fund - In memory of Harry Bichunsky, beloved father - - In memory of Lewis Coren, beloved father and (continued) Philip and Doreen Feitelberg Isaac Strauss, beloved father - Arthur and Judith - In memory of Helen Leeds, beloved mother - Coren Steven and Beth Leeds - In memory of Louis Sprung, beloved husband - - In memory of Helen Marx, beloved mother - Maxine Sprung Bruce and Phyllis Marx - In memory of Max Levy, beloved father - Phyllis - In memory of Henny Strauss, beloved Froy grandmother - Robert and Linda Palay - In memory of Mollie Rich, beloved mother - - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother Sheila Olshansky of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - In memory of Molly Bernstein, beloved mother - - Susan and Mark Pollack Joyce Bernstein - Scott & Davida Finkle - In memory of Morris Elbaum - Neal and Ann - Bernard and Fran Alpert Rosen - Michael and Karen Kesner - In memory of Morton Froy, beloved husband - - Kim Levy Phyllis Froy - Gladys Shapiro - Colman and Julie Kraff - In memory of Nachum Singer, beloved father - - James and Julie Stempel Amos and Edith Turner - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband - In memory of Nathan Pinsof, beloved father - of Marlene Kaplan and beloved father of Audra Loren and Diane Weil Kaplan Spellberg and Rhonda Katz - In memory of Norma Meisner, beloved sister - - Samuel and Irene Shanes Bernard and Elaine Reisin - Jeffrey and Cynthia O’Koon - In memory of Norman Chudacoff, beloved - In memory of Hyman Field, beloved grandfather - brother - Donald and Lois Chudacoff Phillip and Sandra Cooper - In memory of Norman Zoberman, beloved father - In memory of Irving M. Footlik, beloved father - and grandfather - Alan and Mally Rutkoff Robert and Beth Footlik - In memory of Rae Jacobson, beloved mother of - In memory of Irving Shepard, beloved husband Bruce Jacobson of Edna Shepard - Helen Wilens - Pearl Begun - In memory of Irwin Greenspahn, beloved - Steven and Linda Feinstein husband; Victor and Sarah Steinberg, beloved - James and Donna Scott parents - Lorna Greenspahn - Stuart and Roberta Levin - Michael and Lisa Gallagher - In memory of Isaac Feitelberg, beloved father - - Keith and Kimberly Petrauskas Philip and Doreen Feitelberg - Jeffrey and Mary Grimaud - In memory of Jacob Falk, beloved father - Adele - Goldie Dellsy Hirsch - Daniel and Patricia Fornero - In memory of Jeanette Weisberg, beloved mother - - In memory of Raymond Mesirow, beloved Michael and Karen Kesner husband and father - Lilli Mesirow; David and - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Lynne Weinberg Jack Blumberg - In memory of Ronni Handelman, beloved - Robert and Maxine Greenstein daughter - Esther Schlutz - Steven and Frances Shapiro - In memory of Rosa Richtman, beloved mother of - In memory of Julius Goldberg, beloved father - Anne Kaplan Ronald and Eileen Goldberg - Robert and Anne Kaplan - In memory of Lee Mandel, beloved mother - - Ronald and Eileen Goldberg Irwin and Sheri Mandel - In memory of Sam Sadoff, beloved father - - In memory of Lena and Philip Rothman, beloved Michael and Phyllis Sadoff parents - Joel and Frances Rabinowitz - In memory of Rae Jacobson, beloved mother of - In memory of Lester Sadoff, beloved brother - Bruce Jacobson - Terry Brick Michael and Phyllis Sadoff - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Lana - In memory of Louis Goldstein, beloved Eisenberg - Milton and Iona Levenfeld grandfather - Paul and Eileen Goldstein August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 21 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Rabbi Kurtz’s Discretionary Fund - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - Zella Edidin Ludwig (continued) Bryna Kurtz - Michael and Anita Katz - Leah and Jori Brajer - Lisa, Michael, Alex and Eli Krule - Mindy and Jeffrey Gordon and family - Joseph and Susan Ament - Jacqueline and Michael Melinger - Gordon and Carol Derman - Herman Wexler - Willard and Sally Aaron - Donald and Lois Chudacoff - Roslyn Dobkin - Mortin and Karen Levy - Mayer Stiebel and Cara Madansky-Stiebel - Jack and Barbara Blumberg - Manny and Kathryn Marczak - Michael and Judy Smith - Miriam Tabachnik - Brian and Gail Boorstein - Dale and Deborah Strauss - Leonard and Rochelle Foxman - Jane and Nathan Pickus - Richard and Sally Stiefel - Lisa and Jeff Rosenkranz - Gerald and Rita Buckman - Bobbie and Leonard Tenner - David and Madeleine Solomon - Karen and Michael Kesner - Richard and Pamela Schlosberg - Terri and Michael Lipsitz - Samuel and Irene Shanes - Melvin and Hedy Sered - The Halpern Family: Marlene, Seth, Emily - Dennis and Amy Pessis and Justin - Edward and Sari Salinas - Richard and Nancy Becker - Stuart and Marianne Taussig - Michael and Abby Carney - Leonard and Lynn Weitz - Andrew and Gail Brown - Nessia Frank - Chana Anderson - Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling - Myrna Kopin - Rabbi David and Emily Soloff - Burton and Joan Grant - Pendri Shalem and Frankie Zand - Bernard and Fran Alpert - Marvin and Joyce Juron - Robert and Maxine Greenstein - Ronald and Eileen Goldberg - Saul and Leah Silverstein - Howard and Sandra Turner - Neil and Rachel Greenbaum - Judith Sarnat - Shael and Myrna Siegel - Mark and Nina Gaines - Robert and Ellen Doppelt - Janet, Gary, Aaron, Rebecca, Elissa & Dan - Steven and Marsha Levin Resnick - Leonard Weitzman and Esther Dobrofsky - Steven and Frances Shapiro - Marc and Rachel Dorfman - William & Joan Brodsky - Barry and Debra Kravitz - Judith and Arthur Tepfer - Howard and Mindy Bain - Harris and Sharon Goldenberg - Robert and Joellen Lidov - In memory of Saramae “Suzy” Braun, beloved - Kim Levy sister of Leonard Sherman - Robert and Maxine - Paul and Michelle Pessis Greenstein - Robert and Anne Kaplan - In memory of Scott Harlow - Mitchell and Marcy - Lorna Greenspahn Dolins - The Reisin Family - Karen, Richard, Michelle and Matthew - In memory of Sharon Glover, beloved mother - - Betty Ann Levin Steven and Susan Glover - Steven Nasatir and Carolyn Rosenberg - In memory of Sheila LePow, beloved sister - Joan - Robert and Beth Footlik Holland and Eli Glassman - Steven and Ellen Lasin - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother - Edward and Paulette Margulies of Jules Pomerantz - Pamela Brill and Michael - Robert and Rhoda Rothman Shalen - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg - In memory of Sidney Lieberstein, beloved father - - Gerald and Adrienne Lasin Richard and Nancy Becker - Gerald and Beverly Lapins - Bob and Millie Weber - In memory of Sylvia Rubin, beloved mother - - Albert and Eleanor Boxerman David and Donna Rubin - Milton and Iona Levenfeld - In memory of the beloved brother of Mark - Janice and David Lasky Mendelson - Dennis and Amy Pessis, Paul and - Sandra Becker Michelle Pessis August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 22 Todah Rabbah Rabbi Kurtz’s Discretionary Fund - With appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - In honor of the birth of Eileen and Paul (continued) - Sandy Goldberg Goldstein's new grandson, Jacob Hampton - Arnold and Susan Cohen Goldstein, great-grandson of Millie Rubenstein - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff and son of Darcy and Jeremy Goldstein - - Daniel and Elizabeth Bernick Harold and Eileen Lederman - Alan and Marcia Kaplin - In memory of Bessie Brooks, beloved mother - - Leonard Weitzman Donald and Lois Chudacoff - With appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz, and in honor of - In memory of Irwin Greenspahn, beloved Eli Lipsitz becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Terri and husband; Victor Steinberg, beloved father - Michael Lipsitz Lorna Greenspahn - With appreciation for a Refuah Shlama - Reva - In memory of Joan Bernick, beloved cousin - Duman Richard and Donna Abelson - With appreciation for a Yahrzeit - Reva Duman Rabbi Schwab’s Discretionary - In appreciation of the kindness of Pam and - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband - Fund Richard Schlosberg - Anita Spieler Marlene Kaplan - In honor of Dr. Gerald Lasin on his special - In memory of Irving Spieler, beloved father-in-law - birthday - Marvin and Joyce Juron Anita Spieler - In honor of Leonard Birnbaum, Gerry Blumberg, - In memory of Lazar Elkin, beloved father - Anita Morton Steinberg and Mayer Stiebel, and Spieler with thanks for the wonderful program they - In memory of Lois Behm, beloved wife of presented - NS Beth El Sisterhood William Behm - Elmer and Ruth Burack - In honor of Phyllis Shalowitz’ special birthday - - In memory of Melvin Pollack, beloved husband - Mindy and Jeffrey Gordon Joyce Pollack - In honor of the birth of Rabbi Michael and Erica - In memory of Sadie Spieler, beloved mother-in- Schwab's twin daughters, Noa Yael and Miriam law - Anita Spieler Dina - In memory of Sheldon Fisher, beloved father - - The Gordon/Hirsch Family Greg and Judith Fisher - Lorry Lichtenstein and Cara Mendes Lichtenstein - Elmer and Ruth Burack - In memory of Simon Ramek, beloved father; - Chana Anderson Irving Pollack, beloved father-in-law - Joyce - Michael and Karen Kesner Pollack - Mitchell and Marcy Dolins - With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab - Evelyn Edidin - Sandy Goldberg - Barry and Debra Kravitz - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff - Donald and Lois Chudacoff - Richard and Sally Stiefel - Terri and Michael Lipsitz - Leonard Weitzman - In honor of the marriage of Amy Rosenberg and - With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab for his Brad Chaimson - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg assistance during Shiva for my brother “Jim” - In honor of Zoe Hoffman becoming a Bat Blumberg - Jack and Barbara Blumberg & Family Mitzvah - Steven and Jill Hoffman - With appreciation to Rabbi Schwab, and in honor - In memory of Bernard Wolnak, beloved father - of Eli Lipsitz becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Terri Ronald and Eve Bremen and Michael Lipsitz - In memory of Bernard Wolnak, beloved husband - Frances Wolnak - In memory of David Sher, beloved grandfather - Michael and Sara Sher - In memory of Helen Marx, beloved mother - Bruce and Phyllis Marx - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - Paul and Vicki Morton August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 23 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Hazzan's Discretionary Fund - In honor of Ernie Smolen's FJMC honor - Michael - With appreciation to Hazzan Goller and Karen Kesner - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff - In honor of our wedding and with appreciation to - Richard and Sally Stiefel Hazzan Goller - Jeremy Weiss and Racheal Peck - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg - Marlene Kaplan - In honor of the marriage of Elizabeth Lavin and - Ronnie Jo Sokol Matthew Goodman, and with appreciation to - Leonard Weitzman Hazzan Goller - Michael & Judith Lavin - With appreciation to Hazzan Goller for his - In honor of Zoe Hoffman becoming a Bat assistance during Shiva for my brother "Jim" Mitzvah - Steven and Jill Hoffman Blumberg - Jack and Barbara Blumberg & Family - In memory of Gerald Goldberg, beloved husband - - With appreciation to Hazzan Goller, and in honor Sandy Goldberg of Eli Lipsitz becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Terri - In memory of Hyman Rosen - Ellen Rissman and Michael Lipsitz - In memory of Louis and Phyllis Senescu, beloved - In memory of Goldie Sher, beloved mother - parents - Stuart and Marlene Senescu Michael and Sara Sher - In memory of Seymour Regal - The Wagner Family Adolph M. and Lottye Jacobson - In honor of the engagement of Cindy and Jeffrey Israel Scholarship Endowment Ray’s daughter - Martin and JoAnn Jacobson Fund Ann and Jack Weinberg - In memory of Ann Weinberg, beloved mother and - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband Holocaust Memorial Education bubbie - Joel and Pearl Kagan of Marlene Kaplan and beloved father of Audra Endowment Fund - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Kaplan Spellberg and Rhonda Katz - Joel and Jack Blumberg - Joel and Pearl Kagan Pearl Kagan Arnold Rissman Family Kol Ami - In memory of Shirley Hand, beloved mother - - In honor of Phyllis Shalowitz’s special birthday - Museum Endowment Fund James Nyeste and Marla Hand James Nyeste and Marla Hand Ba'al Korei Institute Fund - In honor of Amy Greenberger becoming a Bat - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Mitzvah - Gerald and Adrienne Lasin Jack Blumberg - Howard and Sandra Turner - In honor of Edward Margulies’ special birthday - - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of Richard and Lois Janger Bryna Kurtz - Jules and Carol Pomerantz - In honor of Michael Shartiag and his work on - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother behalf of the Ba’al Korei Institute - Rhonda and of Jules Pomerantz - Sandra and Howard Turner Richard Robbins - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Adrienne - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother Lasin - Howard and Sandra Turner of Harry and Earl Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Mark Spitz - - Sandra and Howard Turner Howard and Sandra Turner - Carol and Jules Pomerantz - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband of Marlene Kaplan - Howard and Sandra Turner Ben and Marion Drachler - In memory of Ben Drachler, beloved father - A. - In memory of Marion “Frankie” Drachler, beloved Scholarship Endowment Fund Michael and Nancy Drachler mother - A. Michael and Nancy Drachler Bernard H. Sokol Hebrew High - In memory of Bernard H. Sokol, beloved father, - With appreciation to Randi Newman and the School Fund on his birthday - Ronnie Jo Sokol wonderful SHHS teachers in honor of Gabrielle - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved Lipsitz's graduation - Terri and Michael Lipsitz mother of Harry and Earl Rubinoff and Lynn - With appreciation - Steve and Wendy Abrams Weitz - Ronnie Jo Sokol August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 24 Todah Rabbah Beth El Camp Scholarship Fund - In memory of Esther Kaufman, beloved mother - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of of Judy Tepfer - Bobbie and Leonard Tenner Jack Blumberg - Sissie and Alan Eirinberg - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of of Harry and Earl Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz Bryna Kurtz - Joel and Frances Rabinowitz - Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fox - The Smerling Family Cal and Lana Eisenberg Halomdim - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - Wishing complete & speedy recovery to Lana Program Endowment Fund Bryna Kurtz Eisenberg and Jeffrey Eisenberg - Hetty De - Hetty De Leeuwe Leeuwe - Calvin and Lana Eisenberg Camp Ramah Scholarship - In honor of Mayer Stiebel’s special birthday - Bob - In memory of Professor Raymond Eisenstadt - Endowment Fund and Millie Weber Marcy and Robert Freeman - With appreciation - Leonard and Roberta Tenner Capital Improvement Fund - In honor of Karen Kesner - Happy Birthday! - - In memory of Esther Kaufman, beloved mother Herbert Phillips of Judy Tepfer - Marcy and Kenneth Levin - In honor of Steve Abrams’ service to the - In memory of Eugene Levin, beloved brother - congregation - Michael and Karen Kesner Marcy and Kenneth Levin - In honor of Steven Abrams for his service and - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother outstanding leadership - Alan and Mally Rutkoff of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - In honor of the birth of Ali and Michael - Marcy and Kenneth Levin Drumm’s son - Marcy and Kenneth Levin - The Lerman Family - In loving memory of Jeanette Weisberg - Herbert - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband Phillips of Marlene Kaplan - Marcy and Kenneth Levin - In memory of Abraham “Jim” Blumberg, beloved - In memory of Lucille Kaufman, beloved sister - brother of Jack Blumberg - Marcy and Kenneth Joel and Frances Rabinowitz Levin - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - In memory of Daniel Tauman, beloved uncle of Bryna Kurtz - Marcy and Kenneth Levin Michael Salberg - Marcy and Kenneth Levin - In memory of Zoltan Eizikovic, beloved father - - In memory of David Mark Stiefel, beloved son Marc and Devorah Richards of Sally and Richard Stiefel - Alan and Mally - Wishing a complete and speedy recovery to Len Weitz - Rutkoff Marcy and Kenneth Levin Educational Programs - In honor of Joyce Saffir’s special birthday - Bob Endowment Fund and Millie Weber Edward S. Frank Israel Study - In memory of Zelda & Ze’ev Bouchinsky, beloved Memorial Endowment Fund parents - Nessia Frank Gerald and Rita Buckman Yom - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved Ha'atzmaut Endowment Fund mother of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - Gerald and Rita Buckman Gertrude Lederman Family - With appreciation - Alexander and Esther Basok Continuing Education Endowment Fund August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 25 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Isadore Finkelstein Fund - In honor of Edward Margulies’ special birthday - Alan and Judith Miller Israel Scholarship General - In honor of my aliya d’Torah on Rosh Hodesh - In memory of Sid Starkman and Annette Berg Endowment Fund Adar to honor Mildred Starkman’s 92nd birthday - at Pesach Yizkor - Larry Pachter and Sandy Larry Pachter and Sandy Starkman Starkman Jack & Mildred Cohen Religious - In honor of Elana Jacobsohn becoming a Bat - In memory of Neil Michael Levinson, beloved School Fund Mitzvah - Jamie and Irene Jacobsohn brother - David and Pamela Hirschfield - In memory of Alan Hochman’s sister - Gary and - With appreciation to Karen Raizen and all the Merle Kaufman Cohen Religious School teachers in honor of Eli - In memory of Beverly Baum, beloved sister - Lipsitz’s graduation - Terri and Michael Lipsitz Howard and Lois Hirschfield - With appreciation - Steve and Wendy Abrams - In memory of Evelyn Schwartz Shere, beloved - In honor of our 65th wedding anniversary - mother - Judith Sarnat Howard and Lois Hirschfield - In memory of Jack M. Hirschfield, beloved - In honor of the naming of our great-granddaughter, brother - David and Pamela Hirschfield “Mimi” Hirschfield - Howard and Lois Hirschfield - In memory of Jack M. Hirschfield, beloved son - Howard and Lois Hirschfield Jean T. & Morton Bernstein Camp - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved - In memory of Rebecca Benson, beloved daughter Ramah Scholarship Endowment Fund mother of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn of Karen and David Benson - Morton and Weitz - Morton and Miriam Steinberg Miriam Steinberg - In memory of Rebecca Ellen Benson, beloved - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband daughter - David and Karen Benson of Marlene Kaplan and beloved father of Audra - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of Kaplan Spellberg and Rhonda Katz - Morton Bryna Kurtz - Morton and Miriam Steinberg and Miriam Steinberg - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Jack Blumberg - Morton and Miriam Steinberg Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & - In honor of Andrew Brown’s installation as - In memory of Patricia Kaplan, beloved wife - Learning Center Fund President of NSS Beth El - Scott and Roberta Roger Kaplan Schreiber - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - In honor of Andy Brown becoming president of Bryna Kurtz - Harry and Arlene Feiger Beth El - Daniel and Susan Hoseman - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother of Jules Pomerantz - Gail and Andrew Brown of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - In memory of Simon Cohen, beloved father - - Gail and Andrew Brown Mark and Marla Cohen - Gloria Zieve - In memory of Stewart Freifeld, beloved husband - - Gary Gordon and Marilyn Hirsch Marilyn Freifeld - In memory of Lyle Parr, beloved brother - Robert Parr and Randi Newman Judith A. Heyman Memorial - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved - In memory of Judith Heyman, beloved wife - Endowment Fund mother of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Glenn Heyman Weitz - Matt Weiss Kopin Family Fund for Chidren's - In honor of Mitch Kopins’ special birthday - - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved T'filot Education Endowment Fund Bradley and Martha Glass mother of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn - In memory of David Stiefel, beloved son of Weitz - Myrna Kopin Richard and Sally Stiefel - Myrna Kopin - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of of Marlene Kaplan, beloved father of Audra Jack Blumberg - Myrna Kopin Kaplan Spellberg and Rhonda Katz August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 26 Todah Rabbah Kurtz Family Youth Endowment - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - In honor of the birth of a son to Ali and Michael Fund Bryna Kurtz Drumm - Karen Weiss - Daniel Nast, Jr. and Dolly Nast - In honor of the birth of a granddaughter to - Mark and Mae Spitz Rabbi Vernon and Bryna Kurtz - Richard and - Theodore and Cheryl Banks Lois Janger - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff - In memory of Dorothy Kurtz, beloved mother - - Gerry Kaplan Rabbi Vernon and Bryna Kurtz - Marcy and Robert Freeman - Lillian Charney - Jeffrey and Roberta Kwall - Jeanette Massey - Karen Weiss - Joseph and Susan Adler - Jonathan and Francine Sherman - Richard and Lois Janger - Stephen and Carol Weiss - Irving and Betty Rozenfeld Lippitz Family Camp Ramah - In honor of Melanie and Gabrielle Pascal’s Scholarship Endowment Fund graduations and Francine’s special birthday - Herbert Lippitz and Fran Scully Maot Chitim Fund - Wishing a complete & speedy recovery to Adrienne Lasin - Marvin and Joyce Juron Maxwell Abbell Library Fund - In honor of Dr. David Shapiro and the Chicago - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved White Sox - Ira and Elise Frost mother and grandmother - Ira and Elise Frost - In honor of Steve Abrams’ presidential term - - In memory of Irving Shepard, beloved father of The Gordon/Hirsch Family Stacy Cohen - Ira and Elise Frost - In honor of the birth of Rabbi Michael and Erica - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Schwab’s twin daughters - Merle and Nissah Jack Blumberg - Merle and Nissah Mattenson Mattenson - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - In memory of Alex Reingold, beloved father; Emil Bryna Kurtz Ruhstaedt, beloved uncle - Arnold and Hilda - Merle and Nissah Mattenson Reingold - Michael and Sara Sher - In memory of David Stiefel, beloved son of Sally - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother and Richard Stiefel, husband of Alison, father of Jules Pomerantz - Ira and Elise Frost of Danny - Ira and Elise Frost Mindy and Jeffrey Gordon - In honor of Jeffrey Gordon’s special birthday - - In memory of Arthur Frohman, beloved brother Endowment Fund Regina Gordon of Elaine Krumbein - Lawrence and Abby Block - In honor of the birth of a granddaughter, Anael - In memory of David Hakimi, beloved brother of Rina Orbach, to Bryna and Rabbi Kurtz - Batya Resky - Lawrence and Abby Block Lawrence and Abby Block - In memory of Seymour Alpert, beloved brother - In honor of the birth of a granddaughter, Hailey of Bernie Alpert - Lawrence and Abby Block Michelle Blumberg, to Annette and Gerry Blumberg - Lawrence and Abby Block - In honor of the birth of twin daughters, Noa and Miriam, to Erica and Rabbi Schwab - Lawrence and Abby Block August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 27 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Minyan Service Fund - In honor of Barbara Lansing - Wishing you the - In memory of Izzy Scheinman, beloved father - happiest of birthdays to a friend with the biggest David and Barbara Lansing heart - Andrea and Sandy Weber - In memory of Jeffrey Garton, beloved father - - In honor of Edward Margulies’ 80th Birthday - Stephen and Diane Levin The Margolis Family - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of - In honor of my Aliyah - Felissa Kreindler Jack Blumberg - In honor of my Galilah honor - Felissa Kreindler - Sam and Dee Levenson - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg - In honor of Seth Bornstein becoming a Bar Mitzvah - Earl and Rochelle Rubinoff - In memory of Julian Saper, beloved husband; Isaac Menkin, beloved father - Susan Saper - In honor of the birth of Marilyn and Ray Lewis’ newest grandson - Bob and Millie Weber - In memory of Lynn Silbermann, beloved sister - Sheldon and Nancy Mann - In memory of David Mark Stiefel, beloved son of Richard and Sally Stiefel - Aaron and Phyllis - In memory of Max Silbernik, beloved brother - Cohodes Lola Nortman - In memory of Estelle Weitzman, beloved wife - - In memory of Morris Wilk, beloved father - Roger Leonard Weitzman Wilk - In memory of Esther Sterman, beloved mother - - In memory of Nathan Regenstreif, beloved father - Charles and Toby Schwartz Sheldon and Nancy Mann - In memory of Goldye Dunn, beloved mother - - In memory of Nathan Talman, beloved father - Wallace and Joan Dunn Leonard and Marjorie Birnbaum - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - In memory of Rose Smolensky, beloved mother - of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz Ernest Smolen - Cara and Alan Young - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - Paul and Michelle Pessis Bryna Kurtz - Susan Saper - Shirley Leavitt - With appreciation to Rabbi Kurtz - James and - Ronald and Judith Sharlach Joanne Smith - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved cousin - - For Yizkor - Marvin and Joyce Juron Marilyn Propp Music Fund - In memory of David Mark Stiefel, beloved son of - In memory of Gwendolyn Gertz, beloved step- Richard and Sally Stiefel mother of William Gertz - Evelyn Rosen - Laurence and Corinne Baskin - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - Bob and Millie Weber Bryna Kurtz - Gary Gordon and Marilyn Hirsch Paul S. & Sylvia Steinberg - In honor of the marriage of Ira and Deborah - In honor of the birth of Marcia and Michael Pre-School Fund Rosenberg’s daughter Amy to Brad Chaimson - Bender’s twins, Zoey and Miles - Steinberg Mazel tov! Pre-school Staff - Steinberg Pre-school Staff - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - Mark and Jodie Mosk of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - - In honor of Debbi Rosenberg’s Na’amat USA Steinberg Pre-School Staff honor - Andrew and Gail Brown - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - In honor of the birth of a granddaughter to the Bryna Kurtz - Steinberg Pre-school Staff Pogofsky family - Steinberg Pre-school Staff - With appreciation - Steve and Wendy Abrams Prayer Book Fund - In honor of Andrew W. Brown, new President of - In honor of Edward Margulies’ special birthday the synagogue - Debbi and Ira Rosenberg - Gloria Taussig - In honor of Dr. Gerald Lasin on his special - Stephen and Carol Weiss birthday - Arthur and Nancy Carson Lasin and - In honor of Jack Blumberg’s 80th Birthday - Mary Helen Lasin Simon Ellen and Larry Goldsmith August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 28 Todah Rabbah Prayer Book Fund - In honor of Len and Marge Birnbaum’s 64th - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of (continued) wedding anniversary and Len and Marge's Jack Blumberg birthdays - Mary Ellen and Larry Goldsmith - Karen and Michael Kesner - In loving memory of Charlie Haber - Floyd and - Betty Ann Levin Bobbie Babbitt - In memory of Marion Goodman, beloved mother - - In memory of Abe Aaronson, beloved father - Paul and Michelle Pessis Neil and Adrienne Aaronson - In memory of Marta Hammel Meyer, beloved - In memory of Corrine Baker - Leonard Baker mother - Melvin and Hedy Sered - In memory of David Mark Stiefel, beloved son of - In memory of Max Faust, beloved father and Sally and Richard Stiefel - Chana Anderson grandfather - Annette Feller - In memory of Dorothy Magad, beloved mother - - In memory of Natalie Levy Boshes, beloved Irwin and Linda Magad mother - Marvin and Renee Bearak - In memory of Eugene Behrstock, beloved father - - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of Neil and Adrienne Aaronson Bryna Kurtz - Daniel and Susan Hoseman - In memory of Florence Behrstock, beloved - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother mother - Neil and Adrienne Aaronson of Jules Pomerantz - Chana Anderson - In memory of Henny Strauss, beloved mother - - In memory of Sylvia and Albert Wishnick - Arthur and Judith Coren Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - With appreciation - Richard and Pamela Schlosberg of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - With appreciation - Melvin and Hedy Sered - Bobbie and Leonard Tenner - In memory of Gladys Brand, beloved mother - - Joseph and Susan Ament Robert and Sharon Abrams - Chana Anderson Pushke/Tzedakah Fund - In honor of Michael Salberg, Man of the Year - - In memory of Joyce Hazelkorn, beloved sister - Manny and Kathryn Marczak Sharon Moss - In honor of Zoe Hoffman becoming a Bat - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of Mitzvah - Steven and Jill Hoffman Bryna Kurtz - Judy Leff Ritual Refurbishment Endowment - In honor of Jack Blumberg’s special birthday - - In memory of Benjamin Levenson, beloved father Fund Nancy Whitman and Esther Schiffman, beloved grandmother - - In honor of Mark Stadler - Leonard Weitzman Jack and Barbara Blumberg - With appreciation to Mark Stadler - Jeremy Weiss - In memory of Morris A. Blumberg, beloved father and Racheal Peck and Jacob A. Blumberg, beloved grandfather - Jack and Barbara Blumberg - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of Jack Blumberg - Shael and Myrna Siegel Social Action Fund - In honor of the birth of Ali and Michael - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of Drumm’s new baby - Daniel and Honey Bryna Kurtz Bronson - Daniel and Honey Bronson - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - Judy Jackson of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - In memory of Evan Chassen, beloved cousin of - Andrew Starr Rabbi Schwab - Daniel and Honey Bronson - Daniel and Honey Bronson Solomon Schechter Scholarship - In honor of Sid chanting Haftorah on Pesach; Sid - In honor of Lori Stark and David Shapiro - Endowment Fund and Sylvia’s Hagbah & G’lilah, and Pesach Yizkor Sidney and Sylvia Pachter - Sidney and Sylvia Pachter - With appreciation - Leonard and Roberta Tenner August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 29 Todah Rabbah We are grateful for the following contributions: Special Gifts Fund - In honor of Dana Heyman’s graduation from Sokol - Bob and Millie Weber Hebrew High School - Andrew and Gail Brown - Sylvio (Pat) and Mary Cyr - In honor of Ella Pestine’s graduation from Sokol - Dolores Brendel Hebrew High School - Andrew and Gail Brown - Lila Gay Levy - In honor of the AufRuf of Rebecca Wallach and - Bruce and Randi Glass Jeff Stern - Michael and Karen Kesner - David and Bonnie Spangler - Jerome and Rochelle Fisher - In memory of Abraham “Jim” Blumberg, beloved - Howard and Merle Simon brother of Jack Blumberg - Scott and Karen Bieber - Robert and Alice Kohn - In memory of Alfred Feiger, beloved uncle of Gail - Barbara Pollack Brown- Stephanie and Michael Smerling - Roberta Mallon - In honor of Andrew Brown’s presidency of Beth - Sidney and Joan Schiffman El - Stephanie and Michael Smerling - Thomas and Joan Green - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother - Sanford and Adrienne Eckerling of Jules Pomerantz - Scott and Karen Bieber - David and Elizabeth Copeland - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved aunt - - Michael and Sharon Stein The Ganan Family - Cliff, Bunny, Jordan, Jill, - Mitchell and Marcy Dolins Dori and Leslie - Stephen and Deborah Paige - Alan and Mally Rutkoff - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - Leon and Linda Gottlieb of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - Zella Ludwig - The Warsaw Family - Jeffrey and Linda Rose - Natalie Weinstein - Ira and Deborah Rosenberg - Sean and Ami Freeman - Jeffrey and Carol Clark - Burton and Joan Grant - Blossom Lowenstein - Harry and Marcy Steindler - Richard and Meredith Friedman - Leonard Weitzman and Esther Dobrofsky - Muriel Miller - Harry & Betty Nusbaum - Richard and Pamela Schlosberg - Russell and Rhonda Cohen - Manny and Kathryn Marczak - Steven and Frances Shapiro & Family - Scott and Karen Bieber Spitz Family/Ruth and Milton - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother - In memory of Milton Liebman, beloved father; Liebman Israel Scholarship of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - Joseph Cohen, beloved grandfather - Mark and Endowment Fund Mark and Mae Spitz Mae Spitz - In memory of Rose Chanin, beloved aunt; Esther - In honor of Eliezer Krumbein’s special birthday - Kaufman, beloved mother of Judy Tepfer - Mark and Mae Spitz Mark and Mae Spitz - In honor of Gerald Goodman’s special birthday - - In honor of Jack Blumberg’s special birthday - Mark and Mae Spitz Mark and Mae Spitz - Wishing complete & speedy recovery to Adrienne - In memory of David Stiefel, beloved son of Lasin - Mark and Mae Spitz Richard and Sally Stiefel - Mark and Mae Spitz - In honor of Stephen Ringel’s graduation - Mark - In memory of Robert Edison - Mark and Mae Spitz and Mae Spitz - In memory of Jim Blumberg, beloved brother of - In honor of the graduations of Rachel and Jennifer Jack Blumberg - Mark and Mae Spitz Weitzman - Mark and Mae Spitz Youth Community Fund - In honor of the birth of Ali and Michael - In memory of Hortense Rubinoff, beloved mother Drumm’s son Jacob of Earl and Harry Rubinoff and Lynn Weitz - - Michael and Karen Kesner Dale and Deborah Strauss - Bobbie and Leonard Tenner - In memory of Shirley Pomerantz, beloved mother - Gary Gordon and Marilyn Hirsch of Jules Pomerantz - Michael and Karen Kesner - In memory of Howard Kaplan, beloved husband - In memory of Sylvia Sherman, beloved of Marlene Kaplan and beloved father of Audra grandmother - Robin and Michael Shartiag Kaplan Spellberg and Rhonda Katz - With appreciation to Chuck Kahalnik for all - Michael and Rachael Gluck and Family your help and support during my tenure as VP - Lia Lehrer Administration - Lisa Rosenkranz - In memory of Samuel Wise, beloved father of - With appreciation - Steve and Wendy Abrams Bryna Kurtz - Michael and Rachael Gluck August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 30 September 2011 Events Calendar Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services Network Bar Mitzvah- Davis Blum 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 6:45 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 7:03pm Candle Lighting 8:08 pm Shabbat Ends 4 5 Labor Day 6 7 8 9 10 Continuing Education Continuing Education 8:00pm Executive Committee 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services 12:00pm Sisterhood Board Network Bat Mitzvah- Rebecca Mosk Meeting 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 12:30 pm Robbin Scholar Post 6:52pm Candle Lighting Kiddush Lecture 7:00pm Robbin Scholar Family 6:45 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv Dinner 7:57 pm Shabbat Ends 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10:00am Robbin Scholar 7:00 pm Parent-Toddler Continuing Education Continuing Education 8:00pm Men's Club Board 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services Lecture Orientation 8:00pm Religious School Meeting Network Bar Mitzvah - David Aizenberg 3:00pm Preschool Family 8:00 pm Board of Education Committee Meeting 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat Bat Mitzvah - Bessie Cohen Picnic Committee Meeting 6:39pm Candle Lighting 6:30 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 8:00 pm Ritual Committee 7:44 pm Shabbat Ends Meeting 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Selichot 9:00am Maot Chitim Packing 8:00 pm Continuing Education Continuing Education Continuing Education 8:00pm Board of Directors 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services 9:00am Sisterhood Welcome Committee Meeting 7:00pm Preschool Open House 4:10pm Religious School Open Network Bar Mitzvah - Robert Aronoff Brunch 8:00 pm Membership 8:00pm House Committee House 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv Committee Meeting 8:00pm Ba'al Korei Committee 6:27pm Candle Lighting 7:32 pm Shabbat Ends Meeting 8:45 pm "The Literary Chagall" 10:30 pm Selichot Reception 11:00 pm Selichot Service 25 26 27 28 Erev Rosh Hashana 29 Rosh Hashana 30 Rosh Hashana October 1 9:00am Maot Chitim Delivery 6:00pm High Holiday Services 8:15am High Holiday Services 8:15am High Holiday Services 8:50 am Shabbat Services 10:00am "Chagall and the 6:18pm Candle Lighting 10:15am High Holiday Children 10:15am High Holiday Children 6:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv Women in His Life" 8:00pm Ma'ariv Services - Both Locations Services - Beth El Only 7:20 pm Shabbat Ends 6:00pm Tashlich 10:15am Young Family Services- 6:15pm Mincha/Ma'ariv Service Beth El Only 7:23pm Candle Lighting 6:15pm Candle Lighting 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat August - September 2011 / Av 5771-Tishrei 5772 31 North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Non Profit Org. 1175 Sheridan Road US Postage Highland Park, IL 60035 PAID Highland Park, IL Permit No. 96 August 2011 Events Calendar Address Service Requested Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Rosh Hodesh Av 2 3 4 5 6 Continuing Education 12:00pm Sisterhood Board Continuing Education 9:30am Sisterhood Day at the 9:00am Beth El Community 9:00 am Summer Shabbat Meeting Museums Network Services 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:30 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv 7:45pm Candle Lighting 8:50 pm Shabbat Ends 7 8 Erev Tisha B'Av 9 Fast of Tisha B'Av 10 11 12 13 Continuing Education 6:30am Shacharit-Eicha 8:00pm Ba'al Korei Meeting 9:00am Beth El Community 9:00 am Summer Shabbat 8:00 pm Mincha/Ma'ariv Eicha 2:00pm Mincha Network Services 8:40pm Ma'ariv 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:30 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv 7:36pm Candle Lighting 8:41pm Shabbat Ends 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Continuing Education Continuing Education Men's Club Golf Outing 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services 8:00 pm Continuing Education 8:00 pm House Committee Network Bat Mitzvah-Elizabeth Youshaei Committee Meeting 6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat 7:15 pm Mincha / Ma'ariv 8:00 pm Ritual Committee 7:26pm Candle Lighting 8:31 pm Shabbat Ends Meeting 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Continuing Education Continuing Education Continuing Education 9:00am Beth El Community 8:50 am Shabbat Services 7:00pm Men's Club Steak Network Bar Mitzvah- Nathan Apter and Scotch 5:30pm Outside Summer Nosh 12:00 pm Back to BEANS Bash 8:00pm Religious School 6:15pm Outdoor Summer 12:30 pm Kiddush Club Committee Meeting Kabbalat Shabbat Services 7:00 pm Mincha /Ma'ariv 7:15pm Candle Lighting 8:20 pm Shabbat Ends 28 29 30 Rosh Hodesh Elul 31 Rosh Hodesh Elul 5:00pm Havurah BBQ Program Continuing Education Continuing Education Continuing Education 8:00 pm CLC Committee Meeting 8:00 pm Membership Meeting Annual Sukkah Walk Thursday, October 13, 2011 The entire Beth El community is invited to participate in this delightful annual event. Following morning services, enjoy an afternoon of good food and company while we observe this special holiday.
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