Seaside Jewish Community News
www.seasidejewishcommunity.com February 2009
Sh’vat - Adar 5769
February Shabbat Dinner Tu B'Shevat Seder
In This Issue: - Susan Klavans
President’s Message 2/5 Our Community Shabbat dinner is
Talk Fest Thursday 3 Friday, February 6. Call NOW for
Guest Speakers 4 We thankfully acknowledge
information and reservations. Don’t You Adonai, our God,
New Board Members 4 be left out. We only have enough Sovereign of the universe, for
Chesed 5 room for 40 people. creating the fruit of the trees.
Community Services 6 Immediately call Myra Sachs at
Worship 6 302-644-0212 or Florence Levy at
House Update 6 302-226-3221. The Tu B'Shevat Seder and Lunch
Religious School 7 All of our famous SJC Shabbat will be Sunday, February 8, at 11:00
Interfaith Program 8 Dinners begin at 6:15pm at the SJC a.m. at the SJC building. Cost is
Social Questionnaire 9 building. $10/adult and $5/child for members
Social Dates 9 ($15/adult and $8/child for non-
Passover Seder 10 Religious School Shabbat members). As we did last year, we
Donations 11 We will celebrate Religious School will collect money for trees to be
Birthdays 11 Shabbat on Saturday, February 21, given to the Jewish National Fund.
at 10:00 a.m. The Religious School On Tu B'Shevat we celebrate a
Schedule of Torah students will lead the service, with New Year for the trees, rejoicing in
each student or class leading a the fruit of the tree and the fruit of
Readings and Services
prayer, blessing, or song. the vine, celebrating the world’s
Friday, Feb 6 @7:30pm splendid and abundant gifts, which
Religious School Shabbat
Leader: Cindi Silverblatt give our senses delight and our
celebrates our students, their
Parashat Beshalach bodies’ life. For Jews outside of
achievements, and what they have
(Exodus 13:17 – 17:16) Israel, Tu B'Shevat is a celebration
learned in Religious School. The
February 13 – 14 students get to lead the of the renewal of vision and
Parashat Yitro congregation in prayer with the awareness, a celebration of
(Exodus 18:1 – 20:23) prayers, blessings, and songs that connections and connectedness--to
they have learned in Religious our own inner-selves, to the social
Saturday, Feb 21 @10:00am
School. The congregants get to world of human beings, and to the
Leader: Allison Colker and
honor the students and show their natural world and its Source.
Torah Reader: Roni Posner pride. It is a very special occasion, Interfaith Call to Prayer
Parashat Mishpatim and we hope everyone will attend.
(Exodus 21:1 – 24:18) Purim Celebration - Beth Cohen
Shabbat Shekalim Our Purim celebration will be on On February 22, the newly formed
Religious School Sunday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. We Progressive Interfaith Alliance of
February 27th – 28th will have a Purim play put on by Southeastern Sussex County, of
Parashat Terumah our religious school, a very short which Seaside is a member, is
(Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Megillah reading, games, and a hosting a call to prayer and action in
meat lunch. our effort to eradicate extreme
Friday, March 6 @7:30pm Please come and support our hunger and poverty. See the flyer on
Leader: Beth Cohen school. You don’t need to have a page 8 for more information.
Parashat Tetzaveh child in the Religious School to Please plan to come and participate.
(Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) attend.
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Board of Directors President’s Message This company was owned by a
-Cindi Silverblatt Jewish man and his brother and they
Cindi Silverblatt As I begin my term as President of looked for other Jews to employ.
302-227-1107 Seaside Jewish Community, I want One condition of employment was
410-358-1840 to let you know why Seaside Jewish that you had to join the synagogue in
firstname.lastname@example.org Community is so important to me. town and you had to participate in
Vice President Through conversations with so the Jewish Community. There was
Jason Bradley many at SJC, I learned that many of no hiding of your Judaism allowed.
302-644-1376 you grew up in close Jewish This was the first time I was ever in
Jb620@comcast.net Communities in Baltimore, a synagogue or even thought of
Philadelphia, New York City, myself as being Jewish. That was
Wilmington, Washington, DC, something that I thought only my
among others. So, to all of you, father was. I never thought that I was
being Jewish, Jewish Tradition, Jewish, too.
celebrating Jewish Holidays, We went to Friday night services,
Treasurer memories of Bubbie and Zadie, or and ate Shabbat dinners at the
Jennifer Rubenstein eating ethnic Jewish foods came synagogue. I went to Sunday school!
302- 841-0143 naturally. We went to Jewish holiday services
email@example.com I really have no strong Jewish and had holiday meals at the
Advisor to the memories until after Stanley and I synagogue. I think the entire Jewish
Executive Committee married in 1973. Up until then my Community was maybe 40 or so
Miriam Zadek “Jewishness” was sparse. My father people. Because the community was
302-227-4370 was a Holocaust survivor and my so small, they did everything
410-337-6780 mother was not Jewish. Religion was together at the synagogue. It was
firstname.lastname@example.org not important in our home. But exciting and very different. We still
At Large Board Members trying to “fit in” was a day-to-day had no Jewishness in our home; in
Beth Cohen struggle. My blond haired, green- fact, we had no religion at all in our
302-644-4652 eyed mother would be the one to rent home.
email@example.com our apartments in and around Three years later, the company
Eric Doroshow Chicago. When the landlord finally wanted my dad to be more centrally
302-934-9400 got a look at my dad and saw that he located to the customers so we
firstname.lastname@example.org looked Jewish, we were told to leave. moved to Baltimore, Maryland. All
Harvey Fruman These were my first “memories” of of a sudden, the conversations at
302-226-2209 being Jewish. home were sprinkled with religion!
email@example.com My mother’s family, who lived in a My father wanted to make sure that
Bonnie Quesenberry small farming community thought we moved into a Jewish
302-227-5558 my dad was a great guy, even if he neighborhood and that there was a
firstname.lastname@example.org was Jewish. In fact, there was synagogue close by for us to join.
Past Presidents another Jewish family who lived in Well, we made the move and we
Miriam Zadek the town. They had a watch business moved into an all-Jewish neighbor-
Cheryl Fruchtman and one of my aunts worked for hood. My parents joined a Jewish
302-227-1056 them taking care of their children. Country Club, and we “interviewed”
email@example.com My non-Jewish grandmother used to synagogues to make sure we joined
Jeff Hawtof say, “They are such NICE people.” one that would be accepting of all of
302-329-9097 That was my next memory of being us in our family.
firstname.lastname@example.org Jewish. Two years later, my parents
Lynne Chichi Then, when I was 10 years old, my divorced, and my dad moved far
email@example.com dad got a great new job as a traveling away. I still went to Sunday school,
salesman, and we moved to a town in and we went to synagogue on the
Wisconsin called Oshkosh. continued on page 5
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Committees TALKFEST THURSDAYS PLUS international trips, cruises, and
Adult Ed All Thursday meetings are at learning experiences for people doing
Claire Brown 7:30pm at SJC. All our invited. a different kind of reinventing
302-645-2462 First Thursday: Jewish History themselves! Be sure to come to hear
firstname.lastname@example.org this exciting presentation.
The Jewish History class, facilitated
Communications by Burt Brenman, will next meet on PLUS: Saturday Torah Study
Jennifer Rubenstein/Chair February 5, and begin following SJC is now the home of a weekly
302-841-0143 Judaism in the Diaspora. Be sure to Torah Study gathering, led by Claire
email@example.com come to SJC at 7:30 pm for the Brown every Saturday at 9am. We
Fran Sneider/NewsletterEditor excitement! read and discuss the weekly Torah
302-644-4652 / 301-509-0074 Second Thursday: Basic Judaism 2 portion (Parsha), joining in a Jewish
firstname.lastname@example.org This study group, led by Beth Cohen, practice that goes back to the
Robbin Myerberg/Designer will meet on February 12, to review destruction of the second temple. We
302-841-7973 the holidays of Tu B’Shevat and use SJC’s Etz Hayim reader, in
email@example.com Purim, and to discuss the Jewish English and Hebrew with modern
Thinker, Moshe ben Maimon commentaries. Bring your curiosity
Community Service &
Chesed (Maimonides), and his Thirteen and your questions; no experience
Sylvia Diehl / Co-Chair Principles of Faith. You need not necessary!
302-227-2157 have come in 2008 to enjoy this class
DelBelle2@aol.com in 2009!
2009 MOVIE NIGHT
Cheryl Fruchtman / Co-Chair Third Thursday: Conversations SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
302-227-1056 / 302-542-8094 about Judaism
firstname.lastname@example.org Eleven SJC members braved the cold All movies will be shown at
Beth Cohen / Chesed for the first meeting of this group in Midway Movie Theater, in
302-644-4652 January, to vigorously and sensitively the Upstairs Viewing Room.
email@example.com discuss the Israel war and its effects Evenings start at 7:00pm.
House on our lives here. Join this exciting Your ticket includes: dinner,
Harvey Fruman round-table conversation, for its drinks, desserts, movie, fresh
302-644-4034 second meeting on February 19. We
popcorn and a great time
firstname.lastname@example.org will choose and discuss a new topic
Membership relating to being Jewish in Sussex
county. No study or prep is needed; Join the 4-Movie
Joel Simon Subscription Series and
302-644-4034 we will be talking from our
email@example.com experience and our hearts. Save $$$$!
Social Fourth Thursday: Guest Speakers Four movies for $63 Member
Cindi Silverblatt Shelley Grabel and Linda Forte will $75-Nonmember
302-227-1107 / 410-358-1840 tell us about Delaware Technical Individual movie prices are
firstname.lastname@example.org Community College and its
Professional and Adult Education $17 Member/$20 Nonmember
programs on February 26. Through Feb. 21 - “The Band’s Visit”
its classes in various vocational and April 18 - “Don’t Mess With
avocational specialties, DelTech The Zohan”
supports people in the process of August 15 - “Stolen Summer”
Youth Ed reinventing themselves or going after
Nancy Gideon Dec. 19 - “The Arranged”
“encore careers.” Their Adult
302-329-9097 Programs also support people Call Cindi at 302-227-1107
email@example.com enjoying themselves. They offer firstname.lastname@example.org
pleasure and theme-based day trips,
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Guest Speakers Archaeology of the Andes, Art
& Architecture of the Americas, SJC Welcomes New Board
- Claire Brown Members & Committee Chairs
Ancient States & Empires,
The schedule for our 4 Thursday - Cindi Silverblatt
Material Culture Analysis,
Guest Speakers Program has Mazel Tov to the newest Board
Iconography of Empires, and
changed. Please make a note of Members and Committee chairs.
Cultural Heritage & Preservation.
the new schedule for 2009. Jason Bradley is our new Vice-
A well-known professor in the
February’s speakers are shown in President. He is also the Board
Department of Anthropology, she
the Talkfest Thursday article. We Liaison to the Youth Education
specializes in Andean
meet at the SJC Building, starting Committee and is a teacher in our
Archaeology & Ethnohistory;
at 7:30 p.m. Religious School.
Andean Symbolism &
March 26 - Reverend Jeffrey Iconography; Urbanism and the Robin Fantl is our Secretary. She
Ross of St Peter's Episcopal Rise Of Early States & Empires; is also a new member of the
Church, Reverends Jonathan Style & Imagery in Material Membership Committee.
Baker and Pat Loughlin of Culture (Geoglyphs as Rock Art; Bonnie Quesenberry is a new
Epworth Methodist Church, Potters' & Owners' Marks as Board Member At Large. She is
Reverend Max Wolf of All Saints Inscriptions in Contexts without working on a special Task Force
/St George's Episcopal Churches, Writing). Committee with Bob Zadek.
Reverend Michael Smith of June 13 - Alfred Gross Memorial Jennifer Rubenstein is not new
Unitarian Universalists of speaker not confirmed yet. to the SJC Board but she is our
Southern DE, and Beth Cohen of new Treasurer.
Seaside Jewish Community will June 25 - Irwin Gold, a chemical Harvey Fruman, past Treasurer,
be on hand to speak about their engineer and also a food is now a Board Member At Large
newly formed interfaith alliance technologist, will discuss some and chair of the House
and the work they are doing in few specific chemical additives to Committee.
conjunction with the ONE foods that may be a contributing Joel Simon, a teacher in our
Organization. cause to Alzheimer's disease. Religious School, is the new
Reverend Jeffrey Ross will give Reference materials will be Chair of the Membership
an overview of the worldwide handed out that may be useful Committee.
ONE Organization, its eight when shopping for food and Cheryl Fruchtman, SJC past
Millennium Development goals, looking at food labels. Many president, is a new Co-Chair of
and the local interfaith group's studies reveal that lifestyle, diet, the Community Service/Social
plan to take on each of the eight and genetics may also be Action Committee, along with
goals over several years. In this contributing factors to Sylvia Diehl.
first year of existence, the Alzheimer's disease. Seaside Jewish Community has
interfaith group has embraced the July 23 - Sy Brecher will speak become an integral part of life in
initial goal of eradicating extreme on "An Energy Policy For The Sussex County. We depend on
poverty and hunger. The other 21st Century." Sy, who we would many volunteers to keep all of
Interfaith Alliance members will like to be the presumptive Seaside’s many functions running
talk about their congretations’ Secretary of Energy in the first every week, every month, and all
specific programs to help the Obama administration, will yearlong.
hungry and the poor. propose policy objectives in the Congratulations to our newest
areas of energy, transportation, board members and committee
April 23 - Cantor George Mason
and related subjects. He will also chairs and thank you for
will speak on Jewish Music.
discuss why these objectives are volunteering for such and
May 28 - Anita Cook, PhD, will
so important, and strategies for important job within our SJC
speak on "The Archeology
achieving them. Community!
of Religion." Professor Cook of
Catholic University has spoken
and written extensively on
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continued from page 1
President’s Message After many years, we would sit on
the beach and try to imagine how SEASIDE JEWISH
High Holy Days. But the thrust of
my parents’ lives was getting their wonderful it would be to actually COMMUNITY CHESED
individual lives back together, live here. In 1998, we saw an ad in (CARING) COMMITTEE
and being Jewish just wasn’t the paper about Seaside Jewish The Hebrew word C h e s e d
of importance at the time. Community. We called the number means kindness. The Chesed
It wasn’t until Stanley and I and spoke to Lynn Chichi, Committee is a subgroup of
married in that my real Jewish Seaside’s first president, and we the Community Services/
home began. It became very went to a barbeque, and joined. Can Social Action Committee. Its
important to me that everyone you imagine that we joined a volunteers are active in visiting
knew I was Jewish and that I had a synagogue in a town that we those who are ill and providing
Jewish home. I wanted a Jewish vacationed in and didn’t even own assistance and support to our
home for Stanley, me, our children, a home in, yet? We started community.
planning our weekends here around
Stanley’s family, and most • Visits and calls are made to
SJC events. We even sponsored a
importantly, for my father. He those in the hospital or who
weekend at SJC when a Rabbi from
missed so much because of the are ill recovering at home.
Washington DC was here for SJC.
Holocaust. You see, he came from • Rides to Shabbat services
Stanley and I began seriously
a Jewish home, a Jewish neigh- and other programs can be
talking about buying a home here
borhood, a tight Jewish community arranged for those unable to
and maybe even, eventually,
with all the memories that you all transport themselves.
moving here. We decided that
have. But all that was cut short in • Shiva trays are provided to
before we could do that, we had to
1941. When he came to the United families in need of meals of
make sure that there was a viable
States he just wanted to fit in and consolation after the funeral
try to forget, but when he met his synagogue and an active Jewish of a loved one.
new boss in Oshkosh, he was Community.
The rest, my dear friends, happens As we don’t always know when
taught how important it was not to community members are in
forget who and what you are. when you want something bad
enough. You work hard to “Make It the hospital or if they’ve had
When my dad saw the Jewish life a death in their immediate
that we were living, he became a Happen.” We became very active
in Seaside Jewish Community ten family, please contact us if
part of it. He rejoiced in celebrating you become aware of such
Jewish holidays in our home. years ago and have never stopped.
Sometimes, when I sit in a situations. Contact Beth Cohen
He quvelled in going to see at email@example.com or by
his granddaughter in Jewish Shabbat service, I feel as if I am
back in that little synagogue in phone at 302-858-2374, Sylvia
programs. He was so proud of his Diehl at DelBelle2@aol.com, or
grandchildren’s knowledge of Oshkosh. That same magical
feeling overtakes me and my mind Cheryl Fruchtman at
Hebrew and Judaism and how, firstname.lastname@example.org.
as a family, we embraced our is whisked away to another time in
another place and I finally have The committee welcomes new
Jewishness. volunteers. If you are interested
In 1986, we began vacationing in in participating in any way,
Rehoboth, and we quickly became So, I thank all of you for allowing
me this opportunity to work on please contact us to let us know.
regulars. Often we would be here 4
to 6 times during the summer. your behalf as President of SJC.
Want to host an Oneg or Kiddish?
What a better way to honor someone or in the memory someone.
Check our website for upcoming events: www.seasidejewishcommunity.com
or to download the Oneg / Kiddish form.
For more information or to check available dates, contact Robbin Myerberg
at: 302-644-3950 or email@example.com
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Worship Team to Form SJC Participates in Interfaith House Committee Update
- Beth Cohen Prayer Service - Harvey Fruman
The members present at the recent On Friday, January 16, members Since January 1, work has begun
Worship Committee meeting are Harvey Fruman and Jeffrey Hawtof on handicap access into the
excited about the idea of creating a represented SJC in the Delaware sanctuary. A lift has been installed
worship team where SJC members Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s at the rear of the building, and
can study together, learn more Inaugural Interfaith Service held on construction is currently underway
about worship services and service the Georgetown campus of the to build the enclosure for the lift.
leadership, and learn the songs and Delaware Technical Community A ramp will be built to assure easy
melodies. Hopefully, some team College. Jeff blew the Shofar, and access onto the lift. The chair lift
members will become comfortable Harvey read selections from the down to the lower level has yet to
enough with the service to share Old Testament including Psalm 47, be installed.
leading pieces of the Shabbat, Amos 5:8, and Samuel 2:1–10. On another front, the Board of
Festival, and High Holy Day Several other faith communities Directors has approved the design
worship. were represented including for a decorative case to display the
If you have ever given thought to Episcopal, United Methodist, Talit that was wrapped around our
leading a piece of a service or Baptist, Muslim, Carmelite Sisters, rescued Torah. The order has been
giving a mini sermon/drash, or and the Nanticoke Tribe. More placed, and we expect the case to
facilitating a discussion, or reading than 300 people attended the be installed sometime in March.
a poem, or offering other creative preinaugural service. The wood and stain of the case will
gifts to a worship service, or just UUSSD 10th Anniversary Service match our Ark.
learning more of the music and the A Dustbuster has been placed in
On Sunday, January 25, SJC’s lay
prayers, then this team is for you. the kitchen, which should help with
religious leader Beth Cohen
Some of you may be thinking you cleanups after meals.
participated in a worship service
can’t participate because you can’t
honoring the 10th anniversary of the
read or understand Hebrew. Not to
worry – there are places within a Unitarian Universalist Society of Community Service Programs
Southern Delaware. Beth blew the -Cheryl Fruchtman & Sylvia Diehl
service where folks with little or no
Hebrew reading and/or com- Shofar and brought greetings from Please join us for Seaside's
prehension skills can take a Seaside and from the Progressive Mitzvah Weekend in
leadership role. Interfaith Alliance of Southeastern conjunction with The Jewish
The team will have an initial Sussex County. Other members of Federation of Delware
meeting towards the end of the PIA participating in the service Mitzvah Day.
February or beginning of March. were The Reverend D. Michael On May 2, we will be assisting
Please let Beth Cohen know of Smith, minister of UUSSD, The Habitat for Humanity. Details
your interest (302-644-4652 or Reverend Pat Loughlin of Epworth will follow in coming months.
firstname.lastname@example.org) United Methodist Church and On May 3, Seaside will be
so you can be included in the first Father Max Wolf of All Saints helping with the gardening at
team meeting. Episcopal Church and St. Georges the Lighthouse Program
Folks new to the idea of sharing Chapel. in Ellendale.
in service leadership as well as On May 20, 5-7:30 pm, Seaside
those of you who are already is holding its Holland Glade
Dues are due for the year 2009
participating in service leadership, It is still a bargain at
Road Pickup in conjunction
Torah reading, and giving sermons $180 per adult per year. with Epworth United Methodist
are welcome. Children under 18 are Free. Church. The pickup will start at
You can send your check to: Seaside Epworth and also end there with
Jewish Community P O Box 1472 a covered dish dinner.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Please plan to participate.
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Religious School Sim Shalom, Oseh Shalom). They of their Torah portion. They are
are also learning about bible stories learning how to read 2 verses of
Happenings from the Prophets and Writings, their Haftarah. They are writing a
-Alison Colker Jewish lifecycle, and Israel. They speech about their Torah portion,
The Alef Class, for our second- have fun and play educational their Haftarah, the connection
year students, taught by Debra learning games. between their Torah portion and
Seibert and Gwen Aboutboul, is The Hay Class, a combined class Haftarah, what becoming a B'nai
learning how to read Hebrew. In for our sixth- and seventh-year Mitzvah means to them, their
their second year of learning students, taught by Pam Kaplan, is Mitzvah project, and their thank
Hebrew, they are learning family learning the Torah service and you's. They are working very hard.
letters and vowels. They are also concluding prayers. In their third
Religious School Breakfast Bar
learning about holidays, mitzvot, year of our three-year prayer-based
and the synagogue. They do many Hebrew curriculum, they are The religious school breakfast bar
creative and fun projects. learning the Torah service (Torah was created to encourage students
The Bet Class, for our third-year blessings, Haftarah blessings, songs and parents to arrive early for
students, taught by Jason Bradley for taking out and putting away the religious school by providing a low
and Alyssa Simon, is learning how Torah) and concluding prayers cost, fast and delicious alternative
to read Hebrew completely and (Aleinu, Mourner's Kaddish). Next to cooking / eating at home. We
fluently. In their third year of year, half of this class will move on keep the prices low to encourage
learning Hebrew, they are learning to prepare for B'nai Mitzvah. The families to join us and all the
final letters, exceptions/special other half of this class will proceeds are returned to Seaside.
rules, and writing script. They are complete our seventh-year We encourage parents to
also learning about Israel and curriculum, including the first year volunteer to help set up and serve
Jerusalem. They have lots of fun of our two-year Torah-based each week but we are always
and special activities. Hebrew curriculum, in which they looking for anyone who would like
The Gimel Class, for our fourth- will learn how to read and interpret to help. Also, the breakfast is open
year students, taught by Morgan Torah through stories from to anyone at Seaside who would
Kaplan, is learning blessings and Genesis, and also comparative like to come down and support the
introductory prayers. In their first religion, Jewish values, and the Religious School.
year of our three-year prayer-based Holocaust. We serve breakfast from 8:00am –
Hebrew curriculum, they are The Vav Class, for our (eighth- 8:45am on any Sunday there is
learning the basic blessings (food year) B'nai Mitzvah students, Religious School, the dates are
blessings, brachot shel mitzvah, taught by Joel Simon and Allison posted on Seaside's web calendar.
Shabbat blessings) and the Colker, is preparing for their B'nai
introductory prayers (Bar'chu, Mitzvah. In their second year of HELP WANTED
Yotzeir Or, Ma'ariv Aravim, Sh'ma, our two-year Torah-based Hebrew Substitute Teachers, Assistant
V'Ahavtah). They are also learning curriculum, they are learning how Teachers, In-School and
about holidays, bible stories from to read and interpret Torah through Private Tutors.
the Torah, and basic Judaism. They stories from Exodus through
have lots of fun and play active We are looking for individuals with
Deuteronomy. They are also excellent Hebrew skills who would
games. learning about comparative like to be hired by families for paid
The Dalet Class, for our fifth-year Judaism. Most importantly, they private tutoring or who would like to
students, taught by Jeff Hawtof and are preparing for their B'nai volunteer in Religious School.
Ryan Colker, is learning the Mitzvah. They are learning how to Religious School Volunteers must
Amidah prayer. In their second be available Sundays 9 am –12 pm.
read and chant blessings and If you are interested in any of these
year of our three-year prayer-based prayers (Yotzier Or/Ma'ariv positions, contact Allison Colker at
Hebrew curriculum, they are Aravim, V'Ahavtah, Avot 301-515-3306 or
learning the individual blessings of V'Imahot, G'vurot, Torah blessings, email@example.com
the Amidah (Avot V'Imahot, Haftarah blessings). They are
G'vurot, Kedushah, Shalom Rav, learning how to chant 10 verses
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The Progressive Interfaith Alliance of Southeastern
Sussex County* is hosting a
CALL TO PRAYER & ACTION
! To RAISE OUR AWARENESS about hunger, poverty, and disease
world wide and locally
! To INCREASE OUR KNOWLEDGE about local programs and
world wide activities
! Nets For Life (World wide fight against malaria)
! Green Sanctuary and Community Garden (Lewes)
! Cape Henlopen Food Basket (Rehoboth)
! CASA San Francisco (Milton)
! Mazon (World wide response to hunger)
! The ONE Campaign (World wide)
! To STRENGTHEN OUR INVOLVEMENT
Sunday Feb 22, 2009 @ 4pm
Reception and Program Fair follows Call to Prayer
All Saints Episcopal Church
18 Olive Street, Rehoboth Beach DE
All are welcome
*All Saints/St George’s Episcopal Church " Epworth United Methodist Church
" Seaside Jewish Community " St Peter’s Episcopal Church
" Unitarian Universalists of Southern DE
Page 9 February 2009
Social Committee Food, Clothing, and
Questionnaire Toiletries Needed
The Seaside Jewish Community Please remember to bring a non-
Social Committee wants your perishable item of food, gently February 6 - Shabbat Dinner
ideas!! We are already planning used coats and clothing, or new February 21 - Movie Night
socials for 2010!! We need your toiletries each time you come to "The Band’s Visit"
input, your ideas, and your the SJC building, if you are able. March 21 - Bingo and Brownies
suggestions. Leave items on the shelves in
the downstairs storage closet at April 18 - Movie Night
Please send us your thoughts "Don't Mess With The Zohan"
the bottom of the stairs nearest
and responses to the following May 17 - Klezmre Sunday
questions. the restroom.
Each week, members of the June 5 - Shabbat Dinner
1. What movies would you like Community Services/Social July 18 - Havdalah on the Beach
to see for our Movie Night Action Committee will pick up
Series? Please no movies with August 15 - Movie Night
your donated items and deliver
sub-titles. "Stolen Summer"
them to the appropriate
2. Would you like to go on organization. Food will be taken September 4 - Shabbat Dinner
another Bus Trip? Where would to our neighbors at Epworth for October 17 - The Ugly Gift Pot
you like to go? What are you their food pantry program. Luck Dinner
interested in seeing? Clothes and toiletries will be November 6 - Shabbat Dinner
3. Would you like to do an delivered to organizations in December 19 - Movie Night
overnight trip? If so, where need. "The Arranged"
would you like to go? Thank you, in advance, for
4. What price range do you think your commitment to give.
is reasonable for a day bus trip? Guest Speakers
5. What price range do you think Blood Bank of Delmarva March 26 – Beth Cohen, with
is reasonable for an overnight Group Membership other progressive Interfaith
bus trip? Alliance members, will give an
If you are interested in joining
6. What other socials are you overview of the PIA and the
the Blood Bank of Delmarva
interested in? world-wide ONE Organization.
as a group member of Seaside
7. Do you have any interest in April 23 - Cantor George Mason
Jewish Community, please give
taking a trip to Israel with other will speak on Jewish Music.
Cheryl Fruchtman a call at:
members of Seaside?
302-542-8094 or email her at: May 28 - Anita Cook, PhD, will
Please send us your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. speak on "The Archeology of
this questionnaire as soon as you You can find more information Religion."
can. You can email Cindi on the Internet by going to: June 13 - Alfred Gross Memorial
Silverblatt at: https://www.delmarvablood.org speaker not confirmed yet.
June 25 - Irwin Gold will discuss
send your response via the mail
some few specific chemical
to Cindi Silverblatt, PO Box Bingo and Brownies! additives to foods that may be a
1026, Rehoboth Beach 19971.
March 21 at 7 pm contributing cause to Alzheimer's
Like last year, Bingo and Brownies will be held at the Social July 23 - Sy Brecher will speak
Hall at Angola by the Bay. Cost is $8 for members and $10 on "An Energy Policy For The
for non-members and all the brownies you can eat. There will 21st Century."
be a prize from local merchants for each game played, as
well as many raffle prizes and many silent auction items. Call
Bonne or Barry Morrison for your reservation and directions.
Page 10 February 2009
Seaside Jewish Community Annual Passover Seder
Second Night ~ Thursday, April 9, 2009 ~ 5:45pm
Seder ritual will be led by Beth Cohen. Seder arrangements are being handled by Myra Kramer
Questions: call Myra Kramer @ 302-227-1264
32267 Clubhouse Way
Long Neck, DE
Advance reservations are required by March 28!
Members - $35 Non Members - $38 Members - $15 Non Members - $17
Chicken Soup w/Matzo Ball Chicken Soup w/Matzo Ball
Choice of Entrée Choice of Entrée
Chicken w/pineapple mango Hamburger (No bun)
Salmon w/citrus salsa Chicken Leg
Summer Squash & Zucchini w/sun dried French Fries
tomatoes and olives
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes Apple Sauce
Send the reservation form below along with your check so it’s received by March 28 to:
Seaside Jewish Community
PO Box 1472
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
SJC April 9, 2009 Seder Reservation Form
# Members _________ # Members __________
# Non Members _________ # Non Members __________
# Chicken __________ # Hamburger ___________
# Salmon ___________ #Chicken Leg __________
Telephone Number _________________________________________
Amount of Check Included $_____________
Page 11 February 2009
Seaside Jewish Community gratefully acknowledges
the following donations as of January 30, 2009 To our Members
General Fund February
Greg Davis & Family, in memory Patsy & Tony Perlman, in honor 2- Amelia Jackerson
of Lucille Keil Belfer of Miriam Zadek’s 80th birthday 2- Louis Hyman
Myra and Bob Schein, 2- Aviva Wadro
Eric Doroshow & Aida Waserstein, 2- Mandell Shanken
in honor of Seaside Jewish • In honor of Estelle 3- Taylor Barros
Community Ginsberg as she prays for 4- Emily Simon
her daughter’s improved 4- June Linowes
Charles & Barbara Fox, in honor of 4- Madeline Statter
Seaside Jewish Community health. 7- Gay Barman
James Garland, in honor of Beth • With condolences to 7- Beth Warren
JoAnn and Judith Orlinsky 7- Allen Segal
Cohen with thanks for driving 10- Lydia August
him to night-time class on the loss of their 10- Barbara Natkowitz
Irwin & Fay Gold sister/aunt 10– Monica Fleischmann
Edwin & Maxine Veil, in memory 10- Aida Waserstein
Elaine Levy, in memory of her 10- Miriam Zadek
father-in-law, Morris Levy, and of Frank Kozol 11- Jackie Hein
her husband, Howard Levy 11- Eva Miller
12- Adam B. Lass
Barbara Masters in honor of Beth Capital Campaign 13- Vivian Warren
Cohen with thanks for conducting Stephen Bold 13- Jack Carpenter
the burial service for her beloved 14- Sharon Goldsmith
Jeff Hawtof & Nancy Gideon 15- Fran Sneider
husband, Ron Masters Bruce & Myra Patner 15- Steve Bold
Barry & Bonne Morrison Bud Simon & Carol Pearson 15- Irwin Feldman
• Happy Birthday to Harvey 16- Patricia Simon
20- Barbara Harkaway
Fruman 20- Matthew Rambo
• Good luck to Chana & 20- Ethan Simon
Arthur Fox on Arthur’s up Welcome New Members 22- Steve Cohen
22- Jerry Goldsmith
coming surgery Robert & Susan Benke 24- Shirley Fantl
• Congratulations to Cindi Susan & Lonny Klein 25- Lee Mussoff
Silverblatt and the entire Barbara Woods 25- Robert Taylor
25- Harriet Miller
new Board of Directors 26- Al Sachs
• Happy Birthday to Susan 27- Lisa Schreter
Klavans 27- David August
27- Barbara Green
• A Peaceful Chanukah to the Need Business Exposure? 27- Marguerite Donnelly
Frumans Advertise in the SJC Newsletter for 27- Amelia Jackerson
• In memory of our mothers, 28- Patrick Gossett
Seaside networking. Contact our
Annette Morrison and newsletter editor, Fran Sneider, at: MARCH
Francis Claire, on the fsneider@ verizon.net 1- Katherine Nicodemus
occasion of their Yahrzeit 1- Paul Natkowitz
2- Ronne Sokolove
2- Glen Barman
4- Leah Pack
6- Shelley Walman
DOROTHY SHOR MEMORIAL MAH JONGG 6- Marcia Kraus
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at SJC building 6- Zoe Brafman
Come join in the fun! Do not be shy because we will cry. 7- Marc Fruchtman
Just come and try! 8- Paula Fleisher
We teach Mah Jongg to anyone wishing to learn. 8- Jennifer August
For more information please call or 9- Alona Shaffert
email Cheryl Fruchtman at:302-542-8094 cell, 302-227-1056 home, 9- Rachael Shapiro
email@example.com 12- Audrey Adkins
13- Kaylie Truitt
Seaside Jewish Community
P O Box 1472
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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