ELUL-TISHREI 5771 High Holy Days Service Schedule September 2011
SELICHOT Saturday September 24 8:30pm
EREV ROSH HASHANAH Wednesday September 28 7:30pm
ROSH HASHANAH Thursday September 29 10:00am
TASHLICH AT THE BEACH Thursday September 29 4:00pm
2nd DAY ROSH HASHANAH Friday September 30 10:00am
KOL NIDRE Friday October 7 7:30pm
YOM KIPPUR Saturday October 8 10:00am
YIZKOR & NE‟ILAH Saturday October 8 5:15pm
EREV SUKKOT DINNER Wednesday October 12 6:00pm
EREV SUKKOT SERVICE Wednesday October 12 7:00pm
EREV SIMCHAT TORAH Wednesday October 19 7:00pm
Our FOOD DRIVE begins with
Rosh Hashanah and ends with Yom Kippur.
We welcome non-perishable items that will be
donated to shelters and food banks.
Please check cans for expiration.
Childcare for children ages 6 mos. to 5 years is available. RSVP.
CIRCLE OF HONOR MEMBERS 2011/2012
Jan Klein Beverly August Dr. Aaron & Leslie Kern
Steve & Shirley Kahn Ian & Gayle Chait Dr. Marvin & Evelyn Marshall
Terry & Linda Krieger Fran DeKovner Saul & Barbara Zenk
Robert Altman & Michelle Sandler Edith & Robert Smith
Gary & Diane Prince Alan & Laurel Jarrick
Allen & Ellin Chariton Jeff & Mickey Golden
Laurie Schneider Charlie & Cathy Niederman We Appreciate You!
Eugene & Shirley Ross
Richard & Deanne Ruby
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CALENDAR
Sunday, September 11
9am 1st Day of Sunday School
11am September 11 Commemoration
Tuesday, September 12
1st Day of Tuesday‟s Teen Programs: Friday, 2 7pm Family Shabbat Service
Hebrew Class, Religious Ed, Confirmation Class Saturday, 3 9am Lay Led Minyan
6pm 7th Grade Spaghetti Dinner 10:30 Bat Mitzvah of A. Chernila
6:30 7-10th Grade Parent/Student Assembly
“The high school experience” Friday, 9 7:30pm Shabbat with Choir
Saturday, 10 9am Lay Led Minyan
Sunday, September 25 10:30 Tot Shabbat
6th Grade Family Class Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Friday, 16 7:30pm Shabbat ALIVE!
TASHLICH AT THE BEACH 2010 Saturday, 17 9am Lay Led Minyan
10:30 Bat Mitzvah of S. Brown
Friday, 23 7:30pm Shabbat Service
Saturday, 24 9am Lay Led Minyan
8:30pm Selichot Service
Friday, 30 10am 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah
7:30pm Shabbat Service
INDEX Page 13 Arza and Summer Recipe
Page 14 B‟nei Mitzvah News
Page 2 Circle of Honor Members & Service Schedules Page 15 Honey Flyer
Page 3 Lasting Legacies Page 16 Donations made and In Loving Memory
Page 4 Rabbi‟s Greetings Page 17 Publicity Report
Page 5 50th Anniversary Celebration Page 18 TBD Improvements
Page 6 Congregational BBQ kick off Page 19 Misc. Ads
Page 7 Spotlight Page 20 Brotherhood Brunch flyer
Page 8 Sisterhood Matters Page 20 BD Board & Staff Page
Page 9 ECLC Page 21 Calendar
Page 10 JFS New program Page 22 Donations Form
Page 11 Misc. Ads
Page 12 Brotherhood Report
Enduring Tributes for Family and Friends
Your gift is an opportunity to acknowledge families and individuals who are respected and appreciated.
Seeing their names tangibly inscribed reminds us of their generosity, values and love. Elegant and endur-
ing, plaques are available in memory of or in honor of family and friends while helping our temple build
for the future.
If you are interested in honoring a family member or friend, you can create a “Lasting Legacy” by contact-
ing Rabbi Myers at email@example.com or 714-892-6623 ext. 227
Temple Beth David looks toward the future . . .
The current temple leadership is committed to passing on our heritage to future generations and to sus-
taining our magnificent congregation. We are pleased to announce that in the coming months, informa-
tion and details about the Temple’s endowment fund and how you can create a permanent legacy of sup-
port for Temple Beth David will be provided.
Marvin and Evelyn Marshall Classrooms
On Sept. 18, during our 50th Anniversary celebration launch, we will dedicate Classrooms 10 & 11 as the
Marshall Classrooms. When asked why they decided to dedicate these classrooms, Marv explains “I’ve been
an educator all my life and I believe that a religious education is the foundation for values that are essential for the continua-
tion not only of our religion but value system of our country.”
We thank the Marshalls for their leadership as being one of the first families to contribute to the Lasting
The Bushinsky Family dedicated the choir room in honor of Cantor Harry and Fay Newman.
The Kahn Family dedicated a pew in memory of Manfred Kahn.
Dr. Marvin & Evelyn Marshall dedicated classrooms 10 & 11 for continuing Jewish education.
The Alkov Family dedicated a beautiful sanctuary mezuzah.
The Zenk Family has dedicated a stone on the Tree of Life.
The 2010 Confirmation Class dedicated a stone on the Tree of Life
The Caplan Family dedicated the Rabbi’s lectern in memory of Al Caplan
Jan Klein dedicated a small pew in memory of Harriet Goldberg and Helen M. Smith
The Scheuer Family dedicated a small pew in memory of Robert A. Gross and Joseph L. Scheuer
Charlie & Cathy Niederman reserved the Religious School office in memory of Kenneth Bates &
Molly Bates Adleman and Edward & Miriam Niederman.
The Temple Beth David Brotherhood dedicated a stone on the Tree of Life in honor of Mark Bennett
Daniel and Patrice Levin dedicated the piano in honor of their parents and children.
Dr. Jacqueline Sklar Ward dedicated a pew in the memory of her father Richard L. Sklar
Ted Horn Family dedicated the BBQ area of the outside patio in memory of Ted Horn
Gift of Ideas, Years,
His parenting book assumes parents want to raise
responsible children, and his book shows how to
We are dedicating on September 18 at our fiftieth
accomplish this goal. The book describes the three
kickoff event classrooms 10 and 11 as the ―Marshall
practices of positivity, choice, and reflection that are
Classrooms.‖ Dr. Marvin and Evelyn Marshall,
universal in becoming more effective and improving
members since 1976, have dedicated these rooms ―in
relationships. He writes, ―By giving the young person
honor of educating our youth.‖ Education has always
some degree of choice, you will receive more
been important to both Evelyn and Marvin. Shortly
cooperation. That’s because people do not argue with
after they were married, Marv asked his wife, ―Would
their own decisions.‖ (pg. 37) He counsels, ―Rather
you rather have a house or go to college?‖ Evelyn
than put a child on the defensive, frame your
replied, ―Well, I can always have a house; I want to
questions to help, rather than hurt—to be a coach,
study.‖ So off to college Evelyn went where she
rather than a cop.‖ (pg. 76 ) Since children of all ages
excelled in her English classes. She taught at Los
demonstrate counterwill, the natural human tendency
Alamitos High School until their daughter, Hillary
to resist coercion, reduce your stress and obtain what
arrived. One day, her daughter’s friend Kim came
you would like in a more effective way.
home and announced that her mother Lynne Horn was
writing a novel. Evelyn had a desire to write. She
Dedicating the classrooms is one of many
immediately called Lynne Horn and joined a novel’s
contributions the Marshalls have made to strengthen
our synagogue. Evelyn states that for her, ―Judaism is
my identity, my roots, and my anchor. With all our
Evelyn is now the author of five novels and a
national and international travels, when I’m at
screenplay. She is finally publishing, ―The Provider,‖
Temple, I feel that I am home.‖
a Russian Jewish immigrant novel about a woman
who arrives in 1922 with high expectations and falls
We are thankful to Marv and Evelyn for their
in love with another immigrant, who proves to be a
participation in our Lasting Legacy program, for their
poor provider. You can find the opening chapter at
ongoing generosity to the Temple, and for their ideas
that continue to inspire the best in us.
Dr. Marvin Marshall has been involved in education
for decades as a K-12 teacher, counselor, principal at
all levels, and district director of education. He has
developed the only proactive, totally noncoercive (but
not permissive) discipline and learning system used
around the world. He has a free monthly newsletter
―Promoting Responsibility & Learning‖ with 16,000
subscribers at MarvinMarhsall.com. He is the author
of Parenting without Stress: How to Raise
Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own
and his landmark education book, Discipline without
Stress® Punishments or Rewards: How Teachers and
Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning. He has
founded a charity where any school in the USA can
receive his materials at no charge for teachers who
want to promote responsibility and learning.
The special history of TBD continues…
50 years of history, community and spirituality
Initially before there was a building, Temple Beth David met in a church in Los Alamitos for Shabbat
services and public schools for Religious and Hebrew school. Some committed founding families however
put up their homes as collateral for the bank loan in order to buy land in Westminster. The banker’s name
was Bill Graham so there was a standing joke that Billy Graham helped make Temple Beth David a reality!
To raise additional funds, TBD held the first-ever Bingo tournament in all of Westminster and it continued to
raise funds for seven years. Before the first building (now the Social Hall) was completed, members fondly
recall climbing over boulders and around beams with a folding chair in one hand and a lit candle in the other
to make their way to TBD’s first ever Selichot service. This would become one of the most beautiful memo-
ries of earlier times where they were sitting, praying, and singing together with no walls…just metal beams, a
dirt floor, the wind gently blowing, and the only source of light during the service was offered by the brightly
shining moon. There they sat as a Jewish community primarily of young families–determined, hopeful, joy-
ous Jews who made the needed sacrifices to make Temple Beth David a reality.
No longer was TBD a store front synagogue, we had a location to which our congregation could come
and be together, not just on Shabbat, but at functions. The TBD family tree was branching out; it was a very
At that time, Rabbi Henri Front served the Congregation on a part-time basis. He was a known entity
in the community and helped lend credence to Temple Beth David. As a result, the congregation grew to meet
the needs of the local Jewish community with energy, spirit and enthusiasm. This attracted Hillel, a Conserva-
tive congregation in the area and a merger resulted in 1972 that made possible the building of our school wing,
more traditions added to Shabbat and High Holy Day observance. Shortly after the merger, Rabbi Front left
TBD to pursue other opportunities. His leaving gave TBD the opportunity to hire Rabbi Steven Einstein for
two years. After a couple of years of interim and part time rabbis, Rabbi Front returned to TBD in 1977. He
served us for the next twelve years until his untimely death from cancer. TBD thrived during this time; there
was a spirit in the temple that permeated all of our activities. During his tenure, the social hall and school
were finished and the sanctuary was built. Hank Hirsch, president at the time was a friend of the noted
Mexican artist Leonardo Neirman. After some negotiation, the stained glass window, an impressionist repre-
sentation of "creation," was created and installed.
Following Rabbi Front’s passing in 1989, Rabbi Michael Mayersohn came to Temple Beth David and
served for 13 years. After a year with an interim rabbi, our present Rabbi Nancy Myers joined us in 2003.
Our history is overflowing with stories of successes, lessons learned from challenges, and recoveries.
Yet one thing has not changed: we are a dynamic community that has not only survived but flourished for five
decades and will undoubtedly continue in the years to come.
By Keri Gee Semmelman, Debbie Lelchuk , and Max Sudakow
Temple Beth David would like to recognize the following individuals and
families who have been members for 18 or more years at the 50th Anniversary
Kick-Off—Congregational BBQ on Sunday, September 18th, at 11 am
1961 1974 1985
Hannah Levine Jeffrey & Jackie Cohen Stella Loeb Ungar
Lois & Herb Abrams Seth & Amy Front David & Nessa Bernstein
Keith & Renah Wolzinger
1962 Harold & Nada Babrov 1986
Frieda Caplan Alfred & Edith Schwartz Henry & Sonja Tebrich
Wendi Rothman Sheldon & Marcia Rosenzweig Carol Cooperman
Howard & Suzanne Rosen
Arthur & Annabelle Sandler Fran DeKovner 1987
Norm Marcovitch Martin & Phyllis Greenstein David & Helene Miller
1964 1976 Allen & Ellin Chariton
Sidney Laham Judy Lorber Jack & Gina Rosenthal
Marv & Evelyn Marshall
1965 Jackie Hewitt 1988
Eve Turkheimer Howard & Crystal Bushinsky Gary & Diane Prince
Mel & Jean Keleman Laurie Schneider Stuart & Mary Makler
Dan & Patti Levin
1966 1977 Steven & Lisa Chattler
Ed & Anne Farber Lillian Halpern
Alan & Laurel Jarrick 1989
Stan & Phyllis Abrams Susan Abraham Cyrus & Cathy Gipoor
Keith & Marlyn Phillips
1967 1978 Brooke & David Thibault
Charlie & Cathy Niederman Gail & Andy Pieter Alma Herman
Bernard & Lois Beskind
1968 Saul & Barbara Zenk 1990
Richard & Roberta Fratello Richard & Deanne Ruby
Bert & Sandra Green 1979 David & Vida Delshad
Jerry & Dorothy Bleiweiss Arnie & Sharon Weintraub Ira & Colleen Bushinsky
Jerry & Elaine Rehman Paul & Diana Greenberg Christine Taxier
Lynne Horn Marc & April Serlin
Renee' Dorfman 1980 1991
Beverly Salisbury Michael & Arlene Filkoff Susan Laio
Linda Cohen Robert & Carole Blum
1970 Leonard Hirsch Ely & Kay Licht
Howard & Diane Spielman Gloria Gleizer Lance & Laura Pinkham
Gene Broscow & Rachelle Wilson Lewis & Anne Katz Chuck & Jacki Brotchner
Ruth Kramer Isaac & Marina Indich
1971 Wendy Puzarne
Irving & Miriam Carr 1982 Aaron & Leslie Kern
Alan & Arline Polley Ursel Jelinowicz
Susanne Wolff 1993
1972 Milton & Ro Jelinowicz Stephen Harris & Yu-Fen Chiang-Harris
Marlene Wedner Jim & Nancy Samuel James & Robyn Michaeloff
Jeff & Susan LeBoff Jane Schiffer
1984 Mark & Lori Dunham
1973 Joel & Hallie Berman Shirley Fishke
Allan & Sally Mann Charles & Dorothy Samuel Sara Dunsworth
Max & Florence Sudakow Mark Bennett Scott & Melinda Koppel
Irwin Greenfield Irene Streisfield Song Kanter
David & Julia Metz
If you will be attending the BBQ, please RSVP to the Temple office by Monday,
Sept. 12th so we can include your name in the program.
Your Family,Your Friends,Your Temple Beth David
Lois & Herb Abrams
by Keri Gee Semmelman
Sure, Steve Jobs founded Apple and Bill Gates Microsoft, yet what really computes
to a lifetime of joy and special memories is the temple that a tireless group of young families founded 50 years
ago…Temple Beth David. We hope you‟ll enjoy monthly spotlights of these leaders – their hopes, sacrifices,
joys, and loyalty. May their stories inspire all of us to appreciate and participate in, even more deeply, our
In 1960, Herb and Lois Abrams were a young married couple with one child and another on its way. They
wanted a Jewish community to befriend and a place to celebrate life cycles. Yet being actively Jewish wasn‟t
always a slam dunk, especially for Herb, a first generation American whose parents were Russian and Roma-
nian. Learning that his father was beaten for studying Yiddish in Europe surely didn‟t motivate him to become
more Jewish. However, the desperate journey to Canada Herb‟s father made to flee to safety at age 14, with
8 year old sister in hand, surely did inspire Herb to fully understand the sacrifices needed to create a greater
freedom and better life for family. Herb‟s service in the US Army during the Korean conflict would further empha-
size this lesson.
Marrying Lois 56 years ago also brought this message home. She was the perfect conduit to mobilize his
cultural interest in Judaism. While Lois joined the first-ever Board at Temple Beth David, Herb became the first
Chair of the temple‟s religious school and also taught there. Lois was raised in a reform Jewish home in Indiana
where she especially treasured the Jewish celebrations at temple. Coincidentally, she and Rabbi Front (TBD
former Rabbi) grew up in the same synagogue.
Speaking of “sames,” Lois and Herb were school teachers, high school counselors, and ultimately Ph.D.,
psychotherapists. They taught at Pepperdine University, are published authors, and since 1970 have worked
together in their Los Alamitos based psychotherapy practice. A career highlight was in 1979 when they
conducted a first-of-its-kind workshop in Poland with renowned psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers. Among hobbies,
the Abrams love to travel and enjoy an array of music – Herb especially likes jazz and Lois is currently learning
to play the ukulele. They have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels fondly referred to as their “babies.” Duke and
Romeo are therapy “comfort” dogs who have impressive resumes – they help during wild fires, assist at
shelters (Romeo is especially good with infants), and come to work with the Abrams daily. Duke was a featured
keynote speaker at three counselor conventions. Yes, he speaks! Duke and Lois worked at Ground Zero during
the 9/11 aftermath.
Now back to 1960. Herb‟s brother-in-law and also a founder, Ben Cohn, helped the Abrams get involved.
Though struggling financially at the time, the Abrams were among several families who signed their mortgage as
collateral for the temple‟s bank loan. Lois recalls how torn the visionary committee was between choosing land
with a school building already on it near Carson Street or an empty parcel of land near the 405 freeway in
Westminster surrounded by basically nothing. The Abrams‟ social life revolved around temple and their daughter
Floree and son Mark (who now have grown children of their own) celebrated many life cycle events there.
Though the Abrams have moved several times, currently residing in Huntington Beach, they say Temple Beth
David is a home they‟ve never moved from. “Temple gives us a sense of security and the more we participate,
the more joy we receive.” They are especially overjoyed to see children fill the classrooms. Above all, the
Abrams say the temple and congregants symbolize „the goodness of life.‟ Thankfully, they dedicated much of
their lives to TBD and because of it we all have much goodness to celebrate!
By Ruth Kramer, Sisterhood President
Although now that the fall season is upon us, Sisterhood is hot!
The revised Sisterhood Bylaws will soon be sent to the membership by email for approval as well as other
important announcements of happenings during the Sisterhood year.
Plans are in full swing for the Maj Tournament on September 7. Contact the Temple office or Eileen Tobey
for your reservation. In fact, why not get a whole table together for this occasion? Luncheon is provided as
well as prize money. If you like to play maj, this date should definitely be on your calendar.
Sisterhood will again be providing an Oneg following the Yom Kippur services supported by the Regina B.
Front Memorial Mitzvah Fund.
Sunday October 23rd from 9:30-11:30 will be the annual Sisterhood Membership event held in our Social
Hall to welcome new and returning members, provide information regarding our plans for the year, surprise
entertainment as well as a delicious buffet brunch. This event is free to all interested women but you should
RSVP when you receive your invitation to this event.
In total cooperation with the TBD Brotherhood, our Sisterhood is providing the food and entertainment for
the Kickoff 50th Anniversary Barbeque on September 18. This promises to be a memorable and fun family
event and it is free. The event will begin at 11:00a.m. in the sanctuary followed by entertainment and a bar-
beque for TBD families. The Gift Shop will also be open. If you haven’t yet paid your Sisterhood dues,
this is an excellent opportunity to do that. Look for the tent and representative who will gladly accept your
Remember to download your monthly mazelgram forms from the Megillah and send it directly to Renee
Dorfman. If you don’t have a computer, call the TBD office and we will see that you receive the order form
by snail mail.
An early wish from all of the Sisterhood Board is for you to have a happy and festive New Year.
SAVE THE DATE
Sisterhood Membership Brunch
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We‟re in the midst of our very busy, wet and wild summer program. We have three classes running
this summer, with the children exploring everything from book-making to mud-cake-baking.
The children are enjoying the variety of activities that the summer brings, especially the weekly
Water Days when splashing, sloshing down the water slide, and creating enormous bubbles are the
day‟s grand pursuits.
The ECLC is partnering with a new program: PJ Library. This is a national program that provides
Jewish families with quality Jewish children‟s books at no cost. The families sign up at the PJ Library
website and each month they receive a new book that encourages our little ones‟ Jewish learning
and identity. If you‟re curious, visit the website at jewishorangecounty.org/PJLibrary. We‟ll have it
linked to our own website soon.
If you haven‟t checked out the preschool‟s web page in a while, you may want to take a look. You‟ll
find monthly newsletters that chronicle all that our children are doing in their classes and a photo
gallery filled with our adorable students, busily learning and exploring. The web page is templebeth-
Our fall registration is in full force so if you know of any family that is looking for an exceptional
preschool program, please send them over. We love showing our school to new families and
welcoming them into our community.
I hope that you are having a peaceful and relaxing summer.
If you LOVE music…
You’ll LOVE our
Shabbat Alive! Service
Join us the third Friday of
Do you have a
simcha coming up?
For $72 sponsor a Shabbat Alive!
in honor of your simcha or just because you'd like to!
Simply send your check to the Temple office with instructions.
Jewish Federation & Family Services is launching a new program to mainstream youth with special
needs into summer and after-school recreation programs, Jewish camps and Hebrew/religious schools. This
has been made possible by a grant from the Pimco Foundation and a generous donor in our community.
If your child has an interest in attending a day camp, recreational activity or other program this summer, I will
facilitate support for your child. He/she will be matched with a trained teen or young adult mentor who will
help smooth the transition and coach the social interaction between your child and other children enrolled.
In addition, this mentor support can continue for the next year during your child’s attendance in Hebrew/
religious school. It is our desire to provide a bridge between camp and home that establishes friendships with
children who have similar interests.
Please contact me at 949/435-3460 or Danielle@jffs.org if you are interested to participate in this unique
Coordinator for Special Needs
Marina Indich Piano Studio
Private Instructions Available for All Levels and Ages
Students are encouraged to perform in
recitals and festivals.
Fun and exciting approaches in computer
learning, music theory, composition and
714-894-0529 or Marinain18@yahoo.com
Member of Music Teacher’s Association,
Temple Pianist, and Long time Member
The Temple Office Staff Thanks…
Gloria Schwartz for ongoing office support
and remembering to fill our tummies
Allan Pogrund for editing the Megillah
Sue Wolff for editing the Friday programs
Lynn Horn for taking care of the office plants
Scott Whiteside for everything you do
Sarah Sudakow and Millie Vogel for assisting
to help with Shabbat set-up.
Ruth Kramer for helping clean out the office.
From Eve Turkeimer-Newman
I would like to express my everlasting gratitude to the temple board, and through the board, to the en-
tire congregation, for your generosity and thoughtfulness to me, in memory of my husband and our
Cantor, Harry Newman.
Also my sincere thanks for the Choir’s generous gift to me, in memory of my husband, Cantor
Harry. Your love for him will be forever appreciated.
Best wishes to all of you for a “Shana Tova”.
Jack Broscow Brotherhood of
Temple Beth David
Join us in good work and friendship!
ADAM CHESTER The regular dues are $36; Nosher level
dues are $80 and include brunches.
Will be the Speaker at our September 25th Brunch! Don’t have time to be active?
We want you to join anyway, and
participate when you can.
Adam Chester is a professional composer and songwriter, For information, call Larry Davidoff,
and is the official “surrogate Elton John.” He will be (562) 420-3425,
speaking about is hilarious book “S’Mother: The Story of firstname.lastname@example.org.
a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane
Letters She’s Mailed Him.”
Everyone is welcome to this brunch. It starts at 9:30, and Brotherhood Meetings
a delicious meal will be served.
All men of Temple Beth David are
Brunch reservations made by September 20th are $12.00 invited to our meetings.
for adults and $5.00 for children. Our next meeting is September 8th
After September 20th, the charge will be $18.00 for adults & at the Temple.
$7.00 for children. Our short meeting starts at 7:30 PM.
For Information or to RSVP contact Scott Telford:
(714) 904-3106, email@example.com
Contact me with questions about
This Brunch promises to be very funny and entertaining. Brotherhood or to get on the
Bring your friends & neighbors! Brotherhood e-mail distribution at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-270-5281
The High Holy Days are approaching soon. Your Gift Shop has everything you need
to celebrate the New Year in style. A supply of NEW YEAR CARDS has arrived.
Please stop by and take a look.
Last year we ran out, so do not wait until the last minute.
Prices vary on the different packets.
We also have beautiful Shabbat Candlesticks, Challah Covers, Shabbat and
Memorial Candles, Tallits Kippahs, and an excellent assortment Hostess Gifts.
The shop will be open on September 18th during the kick off BBQ for the 50th year
Anniversary Celebration and every Friday night prior to Services.
We are always open during religious school.
Also any other time by appointment. Call Jackie Hewitt,
714-846-4620 home or use my cell phone, 714-292-3717. 12
ARZA and the World Union for Progressive Judaism
By Charlie Niederman
As Reform Jews, especially Reform Jews in North America, we have a unique perspective about Israel,
because we view her in terms of our own democracy and the values that we have come to cherish. Israel as a
Western style democracy is more like the generalized European model than our own democracy with a legisla-
ture based on elected representatives that represent the population and our states, i.e. our House of Repre-
sentatives and Senate. We have an elected head of the executive branch (President) and an independent
judiciary based on a written constitution.
Israel‟s Knesset is elected by popular vote for the political party. The party then fills their seats in the Knesset,
allocated by the portion of the popular vote that they receive. The party appoints the Knesset members from
their own preselected list. Currently the threshold to gain a seat is 2%. The Knesset has120 seats and in its
history no party has achieved more than 56 seats. In the last election in 2009 the centrist Kadima party
received 28 seats and Likud (right wing) received 27, but Tzipi Livni, leader of Kadima, despite her best ef-
forts, could not gather a coalition government. Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud was then requested by the Presi-
dent to form a coalition, which he did and was elected by the Knesset as Prime Minister. Shimon Peres was
reelected by the Knesset as president, a primarily ceremonial position, except when there is a deadlock in se-
lecting or retaining Knesset leadership, as in 2009. The cabinet is chosen by negotiation among the parties in
the governing coalition. Elections are held every 4 years unless there is a decision by the Knesset to hold it
Israel does not have a constitution, but does have Basic Laws. There is no Basic Law that permits judicial re-
view, but the Israeli Supreme Court has asserted that authority when it determines that the Knesset has
passed a law that is not in accordance with a Basic Law.
So knowing this, we can better understand how values like pluralism in religion, and treatment of women and
minorities that are important to North American Reform Jews are handled by Israel‟s government. It is how
laws and regulations that close the Western Wall to many forms of women‟s prayer, or relegate women to the
rear of the bus, are first passed and then challenged in the courts by groups that our movement supports.
To make sure that the Jewish values we hold dear and which are also part of the Israel Declaration of
Independence are respected in Israel, we can have our voice heard by supporting ARZA. So please, if you
have not done so yet, visit the ARZA web site at:
SOCIAL ACTION TRUSTEE
Speak to any Board Member
www.KOSHERTUBE.COM Raise awareness & needed help
on civic justice & community action
TBD-logo Tshirts Call the Temple office and let us know
you’d like to volunteer & help in the
now on Sale
office. We always appreciate the extra
$10 each hands on special projects.
September 3, 2011
Abigail Chernila will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
September 3rd. Abby is a GATE student at McAuliffe Middle School,
enjoys competition dance, gymnastics, and reading. For her Mitzvah
project, Abby created a scrapbook with letters and pictures from
school, to support a friend undergoing chemotherapy. She also
encourages people to join the National Bone Marrow Registry.
September 17, 2011
Sarah Brown, an 8th grader at Oak Middle School in Los
Alamitos, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on
September 17th. Sarah plays club soccer, surfs and loves
animals, especially dogs. Sarah has been collecting new and
slightly used stuffed animals for the Long Beach Shelter for her
community project. She has collected over 100 stuffed animals
for distribution to needy children.
Two Mah Jongg players The Temple Office is open
needed for Monday Monday through Thursday from
afternoon game in 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Garden Grove. Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Time is 1 - 4:30 pm. The office is closed for lunch from
Please contact 12 noon to 1 p.m. daily.
In Remembrance Shirley Fishke in memory of Bill Potter
We note with sadness the recent passing of... Shirley Fishke in honor of Andrew Fujier
Natalie Schachne Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
aunt of Keri Gee Semmelman Judith Sobel in memory of Ira I. Sobel
who passed on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Stella Loeb Ungar in memory of Emma Loeb
Robert Leondhart Jane Schiffer in memory of Irwin Germaine
uncle of Andrew Cohen Lewis & Anne Katz in memory of Lottie Katz
who passed on Thursday, August 23, 2011 Isaac & Marina Indich in memory of Samuel Indich
Ira Rosen Lewis & Ellin Blumenthal in memory of Eli Melcer
father of Sharon D. Matalon Jane Schiffer in memory of Sally Elinoff
who passed on Friday, August 20, 2011
Nosrat Delshad Building Fund
mother of David Delshad Norm Marcovitch in memory of Nettie Kolichman
who passed on Thursday, August 5, 2011
Judy Sobel Kitchen Fund
cousin of Roz Sudakow Fran De Kovner in memory of Robert Levine
who passed on Thursday, August 4, 2011
Raymond Kayne Sisterhood
friend of Alan & Clara Kurchin Rick & Cathy Katz in memory of Joseph Mariani
who passed on Monday, July 25, 2011 Mel & Mickey Lewin in honor of Mel Keleman‟s 80th birthday
Norman Rogers Allan & Erika Pogrund in memory of Gladys Albert
cousin of Clara Kurchin and Julius Albert
who passed on Sunday, July 24, 2011
Len Marcus Cantor Harry & Fay Newman Memorial Choir Fund
step-brother of Elliot Semmelman Pam Anisman Rubin in memory of Larry Anisman
who passed on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Roz Sudakow in memory of Evelyn Friedman
Eve Turkheimer-Newman,with gratitude to the Temple
Board & all the congregation
Eve Turkheimer-Newman with thanks to the Choir
of your Donations Maureen Broscow Memorial Fund
Bernie & Lois Beskind in memory of Adel Beskind
Eugene Broscow & Rachelle Wilson in memory of
Mel & Jean Keleman in memory of Bob Levine and Rae
Danovitz Sheila Joseph Fund
Robin Harrison with thanks to Dr. Steven Scheuer Ezekiel Joseph in memory of Sheila Joseph
Herb & Lois Abrams in memory of Charles Gould Laurie, Tracy & Andrew Schneider in memory of
Herb & Lois Abrams in memory of Al Selnick and Robert Charlie Schneider
The Lelchuk family in memory of Robert Levine Regina B. Front Memorial Mitzvah Fund
and Lea Crystal Michael & Arlene Filkoff in memory of Elaine Silver
Saul & Barbara Zenk in memory of Mae Freedman
Alex & Jane Bogomolny in memory of Alexander Lynn Front Memorial URJ Campership Fund
Bogomolny and Anna Loyeva Howard, Candy & Ryan Fox Tobey in memory of
Gordon Kramer in memory of Etta Kramer Raymond Fox
Ed & Anne Farber in honor of Mel Keleman‟s birthday Frank Frankston in memory of Robert Levine
Irina Mirskaya & Svetlana Zlotina in memory of
David Zlotin Dr. Leonard & Marjorie Brotchner Memorial
Vera Mirskaya in honor of Julia‟s Bat Mitzvah Campership
Melvin & Jean Keleman in memory of Ira Rosen Howard & Diane Spielman in memory of Alvin Selnick and
Irina Mirskaya in honor of Robin & Mulu Harrison and Robert Levine
David & Michelle Twisselman for their generous Howard & Diane Spielman in memory of
help with Julia‟s Bat Mitzvah. `Michael Crafton and Mary Horowitz
The Reyngold Family in memory of Girsh Shagalov Ruth Kramer in memory of Florence Harter
The Lelchuk Family in memory of Ira Rosen
The Lelchuk Family in memory of Robert Levine Irma Moskowitz Fund for Lifelong Learning
Nancy Bigley in memory of Ida Ward Christine Taxier in memory of J. R. “Bob” Briscoe
Torah Fund Jarrick Family Scholarship Fund
Dagmar McGinley Alan & Laurel Jarrick
TBD...In the News!
September is a busy month at Temple Beth David. Be sure to check the on-line calendar on the
Temple Website (www.templebethdavid.org) for details on the many unique events that are
scheduled for Month of September:
Saturday, September 03, 2011 Bat Mitzvah of Abby Chernila
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Tot Shabbat (Learning about Rosh Hashana)
Sunday, September 11, 2011 Beginners Hebrew with Karen Fiske (Session #4)
Sunday, September 11, 2011 Advanced Beginners Hebrew with Karen Fiske (Session #4)
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Bat Mitzvah of Sarah Brown
Sunday, September 18, 2011 50th Anniversary Celebration BBQ
Sunday, September 18, 2011 Beginners Hebrew with Karen Fiske (Session #5)
Sunday, September 18, 2011 Advanced Beginners Hebrew with Karen Fiske (Session #5
Saturday, September 24, 2011 Selichot Program - Abraham goes to Therapy!
Thursday, September 29, 2011 Taschlish
Friday, September 30, 2011 Rosh Hashana (2nd Day Service)
*More details on the Temple Website www.templebethdavid.org
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TEMPLE BETH DAVID IMPROVEMENTS
As you enter the parking lot for the High Holy Days, you will notice more secure wrought iron fencing
and gates surrounding the perimeter of the property. This was made possible through a grant the
synagogue received from the Department of Homeland Security.
A special Thank You goes to Garry Plotkin for his foresight and endless hours in securing the grant.
Those that have contributed to the success are David Baroway, Leslie Kern, Terry Krieger,
Charlie Neiderman and Betsy-Ann Toffler.
MAZEL TOV TO Sherry Marger OFFICE STAFF WISH LIST
* Scissors, any size
On Sunday August 14, 2011, four * Black and Blue Pens (new or used)
winning entries in the first annual
“My Jewish Orange County” juried art Apologies go out to
exhibit were announced at an artists‟ Larry & Dari Podoksik who
reception held at the Merage Jewish sponsored the Shabbat Alive band on
Community Center‟s Slutzky Gallery in August 19 for their
Irvine. 46th Wedding Anniversary.
The acknowledgement was omitted from
that Friday night program.
The second place winner
in the amateur category Pictures Snapshots Photographs
Please help yourself to photographs taken at-
temple during the last year.
Come to the office and look through the green
basket sitting on the counter. If you find
yourself in it, the picture(s) is yours!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF
12 :30 PM until 5 PM OFFICE SUPPLIES.
The temple office buys a lot of office supplies.
OC’s 1st Yiddish Festival is coming to the If you have any office supply store coupons,
Asa Learning Center at Temple Beth Tikvah discount cards, or E-mail sales advertisements,
Celebrate Yiddishkeit free, with music, film,
please share them with our office to help cut
speakers, and food available for purchase. costs. Thank you
Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Help TBD with your toner cartridges! Sale
Please give us your used toner cartridges; any
brand, any style, copier or printer. We will turn “…You shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your
them in to Staples for recycling and they will give house and on your gates…”
us credit towards our office supplies purchases.
The first Mezzuzah-mania sale will be held during
Just drop them off in the front office whenever August and September. All Mezzuzot are on sale.
you come to the Temple. Thank you in advance Purchase a Mezzuzah case and receive a
for your time and effort. complimentary Sh‟ma insert. Kosher Sh‟ma inserts
may be purchased if preferred.
Remember -- every little bit helps!
Need a housewarming gift? A new Mezzuzah to match
your home remodel? One for your vacation home or
ANNOUNCEMENT child‟s bedroom? Back door? Say goodbye to 5771
TBD now offers FREE WIRELESS and hello to 5772 with a lovely new Mezzuzah
from the gift shop.
ACCESS in the Social Hall.
It‟s a Mitzvah!
Summer is winding down and we are busy with the new school
year preparations and the High Holidays. The year 5772 will Rabbi Nancy R. Myers
be filled with many happy occasions for celebrating. As we Cantorial Soloist, Nancy Linder
enter into this New Year let‟s make a promise to ourselves to
Director of Education, Elliot Fein
get organized and simplify our lives. In this respect, Sisterhood
can help you with ordering invitations for your special celebra- ECLC Director, Stella Chesler
tions, especially Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Office Manager, Kim Zabinski
B‟nei Mitzvah Educator, Larry Matalon
Sisterhood has 2 books from nationally recognized printing
companies, with recently added samples, which offer a wide Jr. Choir Director, Sharon D. Matalon
variety of styles and pricing. Temple and Sisterhood members Temple Secretary, Donna Glaser
receive a 25% discount on all orders. In addition, the profit
retained by Sisterhood benefits our Temple. RS & ECLC Admin. Asst., Nancy Tsoneff
Maintenance Supervisor, Scott Whiteside
Planning a celebration can be a bit daunting. However, with our Educator Emeritus, Irma Moskowitz, R.J.E.
personalized service for ordering invitations, you can be
assured that your order will be processed promptly and
correctly. In fact, you may take the books home to review (for a
maximum of 2 weeks). The books are in a special portable box
in the Temple Office. I only ask that you contact me first and
also sign the borrower‟s sheet at the Office.
President, JEFF GOLDEN
I hope you will consider Temple Beth David Sisterhood as your Vice President of Operations, STEVE KAHN
source for formal invitations for all your celebrations. Please Co-Vice President of Ways & Means,
feel free to call or email me your questions and to set-up a date DEBBIE LELCHUK/GAYLE CHAIT
to meet, at your convenience, to place an order.
Vice President of Finance,
TBD Sisterhood Invitation Chair #562-924.2253 Vice President of Membership,
firstname.lastname@example.org JOSEPH TRUSCELLO
Vice President of Education,
Vice President of Religious Practices,
Vice President of Planning & Development,
Past President, CHARLIE NEIDERMAN
Secretary, DIANE PRINCE
Treasurer, MARC SERLIN
Building & Grounds, MAX SUDAKOW
Social Action Trustee, Vacant
Adult EducationTrustee, GARRY PLOTKIN
Publicity Trustee, JACKIE WIGGINS
Youth Trustee, TERRY KRIEGER
Programming Trustee, Vacant
Brotherhood President, JEFF LEBOFF
Sisterhood President, RUTH KRAMER
Choir President, FLORENCE SUDAKOW
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
Lay Led Minyan
Bat Mitzvah of
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sisterhood Mah Lay Led Minyan
Jongg 10am ECLC
LABOR DAY! 10:30
7:30pm 7:30pm Shabbat Tot Shabbat
Brotherhood Mtg. Service with Choir
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
9am Sunday School 12pm 9am
10am Grief Support ECLC Fall 1st Day of
Lunch & Learn Torah Study
11am Program begins RS/HS/Conf. 6:30pm
Remembering 9/11 with the Rabbi 10:30
Teen program Sisterhood Mtg.
11:45 Hebrew Class 7pm Bat Mitzvah of
1pm Advanced 7:15 Choir Interfaith House of 7:30pm Sarah Brown
Hebrew Class Rehearsal Worship-Tour Shabbat ALIVE!
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
9am Sunday School RS/HS/Conf. 9am
BBQ Teen program Lay Led Minyan
11:45 Hebrew Class 8:30pm
1pm Advanced 7:30pm Selichot
Hebrew Class Trustees Mtg.
Shabbat Service Program
25 26 27 28 29 30 October 1
9am Sunday School
9:30 Brotherhood RS/HS/Conf. 7:30 10am 10am 9am
Brunch Teen program Erev Rosh RH Services 2nd Day RH Lay Led Minyan
6th Grade Family Class
10am Grief Support
Service 4pm Tashlich at the 7:30pm
Beach Shabbat Service
8-2 Blood Drive
9am Sunday School
TEMPLE BETH DAVID
6100 Hefley Street Westminster, CA 92683
Phone 714-892-6623 FAX 714-897-5306
Please Make Checks Payable to Temple Beth David or you can donate on line: www.templebethdavid.org
General Fund Kitchen Fund Torah Fund Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
Building Fund Prayerbook Fund Caring Community Fund Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Sisterhood Fund Brotherhood Fund ECLC Fundraising
Cantor Harry & Fay Newman Memorial Choir Fund
Check to see if your company offers Matching Gift Contributions to employee donations. Perhaps they can double or triple the match.
Please Make Checks Payable to Temple Beth David Foundation
Barbara Shanks Memorial Educational Enrichment Fund Caplan Family Outreach Fund
Religious school materials & scholarships for needy students Programs to attract intermarried couples to Jewish life
Dr. Leonard & Marjorie Brotchner Memorial Lynn Front Memorial URJ Campership Fund
Campership Fund Camperships for TBD students to URJ camps
Sending children to local Jewish residential camps
Wendy Schekman Memorial Library Fund
Rabbi Henri E. Front Memorial Scholar-In-Residence Maintaining and purchasing books for the Temple library
Funding for guest speakers and other programs
Jarrick Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for TBD educational programs for our children
Irma Moskowitz Fund for Lifelong Learning
Supplementing the educational experiences & programs at TBD
The Sheila Joseph Memorial Fund
Enhancing quality of life for seniors
Roselle & Herbert Sommer Youth Enrichment Fund
Providing funding for approved TBD youth projects & activities
The Morton Wedner Memorial Special Projects Fund
Providing funding for approved TBD special projects
Maureen Broscow Memorial Fund The Regina B. Front Mitzvah Fund
Providing support for TBD’s Early Childhood Learning Center General fund to provide mitzvot large and small for the Temple
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If you are interested in sponsoring a Shabbat Oneg, the Shabbat Alive! Band, or a Synaplex in honor of your special occasion,
please complete this form below and return it to the synagogue. If you have any questions, please call the Temple office.
I am interested in sponsoring the following: On this Date: ____________________________
____ SHABBAT ONEG $300 ____ SYNAPLEX $500
____ 1/2 ONEG $150 ____ 1/2 SYNAPLEX $300
____ Shabbat ALIVE! Band $72
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