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SIVAN–TAMMUZ–AV 5770 / VOL. 10, NO. 9, JUNE/JULY, 2010
PRESIDENT: ROBERT RING
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: RON ALBERTS
RECORDING SECRETARY: JANET METSON URMAN
BUDGET AND FINANCE: LLOYD GILBERT
EDUCATION: MIKE COHN
HOUSE AND GROUNDS: PAUL KALT
MEMBERSHIP: STUART TOCHNER
PERSONNEL: DAVID LAUTER
PROGRAMMING: KAREN KASS
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: ROBERT BRAUN
RITUAL: MICHAL VAAKIL
YOUTH: BRAD GROB
RENEE BAINVOLL, MELISSA BERENBAUM, LARRY BRAMAN, ANDREW BUCHAN, DAVID COHEN, DEBORAH COHEN,
DORIT COOPER, STEVE DAVIS, JON DRUCKER, BRANT DVEIRIN, AGNES EMERT, MARNIE FRIEDMAN, SUSAN GREEN,
STEVE GREY, SUE HETSRONI, ANN ISTRIN, PAM LEVINE, GABRIELA LITOV, ERIC MAMAN, LAURA LANDESMAN
MANDEL, LARRY MILLER, CIPRA NEMETH, REBECCA PILCH, MICHAEL RUBIN, LINDA SALEM, MARK SAMUEL,
JAY SANDERS, DIANNE SHERSHOW, SHARON SWERDLOW, RAY TIZABI, JUDY WEINSTOCK, STUART WEISS
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Two of my favorite times during the week occur on meet, while I still appreciate those of you
Wednesdays. Wednesday morning at 8:30, I teach a class who gently remind me your names before
in which we study Rashi’s commentary to the Torah. At I have the chance to stumble over them,
12:45, I go into the Day School to teach 8th graders the and while some names of the beautiful
commentaries of rashi, and others, on the story of exodus. faces I see running through the school
In each setting, the method is (at least for me) as exhilarating every day continue to elude me, I feel that
as the content. Whether the verse we focus on deals with we have done a good job getting to know
transcendent moments such as the birth of Moshe and one another. At least on the level of pshat.
Yitzhak on the altar, or relatively mundane details such As I enter year two, with joy, hopefulness and a sense
as the number of camels Avraham’s servant took with him of expectation, I wonder about what happens once you
when he went to find a bride for Yitzhak, there is always a know someone’s name. What else is there to find out about
treasure waiting to be found, and the process that gets us someone? For many of you, I now know your names,
there is both age-old and utterly relevant. perhaps where you live, where you choose to sit in shul. I
Two words come up frequently in both classes: פשט am arriving at a certain mastery in the realm of pshat with
(pshat) and ( דרשdrash). The former, from the Hebrew root respect to the people, history, traditions and culture of
meaning “simple” refers to the plain meaning of a verse: the TBA. I hope you feel the mirror experience in terms of your
data, the basic information conveyed. The latter, from the getting to know me. The time has come to leap from pshat
Hebrew root meaning “to seek” is the deeper, interpretive, to drash, for us to develop relationships with one another
richer and layered meaning that we Jews ascribe to, and deep beyond data, factoids and the surface of reality. I am
believe exists within, every verse of the Torah. From the eager to explore the drash of this community, and of each
word drash we get midrash, the vast collection of narrative of you. I am grateful to many of you who have sought me
and halakhic/legal expansion of the rather terse piece of out for extended conversations, exchanges in the hallways
literature that is the Torah. One of the first instances of the beyond pleasant, but perfunctory, “good mornings”, and
root ( ש-ר-דd-r-sh) in the Torah is when Rivkah goes לדרש other opportunities for deepening relationship. I encourage
(lidrosh)—to seek out—God when she experienced anguish each of you to do just that. Parallel to that, I look forward
at the warring twins in her womb. Her plain experience was to sharing more of myself, my dreams, and my vision for
one of misery; she sought from God a deeper meaning to Jewish life in general and at TBA in particular with all of you.
her reality, and God provided it, prophesying that each fetus I have tried, during this past year, to expose to much of the
would parent a nation, one mightier than the other. Though congregation my own pshat, the core values and ideas that
it seems strange to say, the pshat of God’s response to animate my Jewish life and my rabbinate.
Rivkah’s seeking is the first drash within the Torah itself. Building enlivening prayer experiences that encourage
The relationship between pshat and drash is critical to us to stretch beyond ourselves, to stretch for the ecstatic
how Jews understand not only text, but also truth; pshat within davvening; creating more opportunities for ongoing
and drash reflect the reality of all things. Things, people, Torah-study; honoring and strengthening our multiple-
ideas, words, texts and even tunes can be known in more minyan model while seeking out ways to nourish a greater
than one way. They can be known in a cursory way, on sense of wider community—these are all components of
the level of pshat. And when there is sufficient curiosity, the pshat of my work, my value-system. As we continue
investment of time, love and care, we can arrive at the kind to know one another, and grow together, I am excited to
of knowing that is drash, deeply nourishing and constantly explore the drash we will end up writing together.
self-revealing. The text of the life and history of Jewish peoplehood
I bring these ideas to you as a way of closing out my first in Los Angeles, the West Coast, and America will be
year at TBA. You may remember that my initial article in the composed, at least partially, by us and by what we fashion
Kol Ha’am, last August, focused on names, my desire and together. The richer the bonds that exist between us, the
interest to learn yours and my aspiration to earn mine. I more we push ourselves to leap from pshat to drash in our
feel proud, and enriched, thinking of all of the members of relationships with one another and with Judaism itself, the
the TBA family I have met this year, whose names I know more wondrous our shared text will be.
as if I have known them for decades. And I feel touched What a wonderful year. Here is to many more!
thinking how many of you have had the generosity of
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld
spirit to embrace me not only as “the new rabbi” but also
as your rabbi. While there are many of you I have yet to
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FROM OuR PRESIDENT
Attitude, it’s all in the attitude. This is one of those themes that Most recently, I found myself thinking
seem to keep cropping up, wherever I turn. At a recent meeting about joy and attitude was when I was sitting
with United Synagogue regional leaders, I had the opportunity at my daughter’s commencement from Indiana
to hear Rabbi Ed Feinstein speak about the importance of both University. Each and every speaker touched on
experiencing and building on the joy of our movement instead of the importance of attitude in forging a future of
focusing on where we fall short. As some of you may know, there is a success. It’s not about what we take but what we
major restructuring going on in United Synagogue of Conservative give, and my personal favorite from the Dean
Judaism, and much of the attention is being directed towards of the Kelley School of Business who told the graduates “It’s not
our limitations. Rabbi Feinstein encourages all of us to shift our all about you”.
attitudes, take pride in our accomplishments and to use this to So what does all of this have to do with Temple Beth Am? As this
build momentum and excitement that will be infectious and draw is my last chance to submit an article to the President’s column of
people back to the joys of living a Conservative Jewish life. the Kol Ha’am, I wanted to share these thoughts with you. Even
The topic came up again when I recently read the book though many of you know the cynical side of me, you probably
Worship in Joy by Rabbi Hershel Brooks and Robert Mirisch, a also know how much I value the ability to roll with the punches.
former member of the Board of TBA who relocated to Las Vegas We all know that life throws us any number of curve balls and it’s
at least 10 years ago. This book focused on the use of humor and not “if” but “how” we weather them that makes us who we are.
storytelling in rabbinic speaking to keep the kahal attentive, And that is all about attitude. We all face challenges individually,
amused and connected. The issue of joy and laughter surfaced in but with the help of a loving community we can hold our heads
Rabbi Brooks’ philosophy that Jews are commanded to “Worship up and plod through life’s difficult trials. We can make this world
God in Joy” and this pertains not only to the individual but to the a better place by simply checking our attitudes and adjusting
atmosphere of synagogue worship which should be one of a joyous them when necessary.
song of the heart. “No matter how or what feeling of doom one It has been an absolute pleasure serving as your President
may have when entering a house of worship, when he leaves the for the last two years and I hope you will be able to join us as we
shul it should be with a joyous feeling, a smiling feeling, a good celebrate the transfer to our incoming President, robert ring.
feeling having gone to shul and a hopeful feeling that my prayers B’Shalom
will be answered.” Diane Shapiro
Join the AUDIENCE as we SHOW
Our Thanks to President
Sunday, June 6, 2010 For
6:00 p.m. Festive Buffet
7:30 p.m. Program, followed by information,
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to Mark Bernstein www.tbala.
Kol Ha Neshama
On April 11, I boarded an El Al plane bound for Israel with Magen partnership. The initial premise
a group of Pressman Academy Day School 6th grade students, of the conversation was for Dalia to share
parents and staff as part of the Pressman delegation to the Magen with us her tragic loss of her beloved fiancée
School in Tel Aviv sponsored by the Jewish Federation. For the Amir in the Lebanon War. Her real-life story
next eleven days, our students were immersed in the day-to-day poignantly illustrates the reality that almost
happenings in the classrooms and on the grounds of the Magen every Israeli citizen has either lost a loved
School, while we parents experienced the pleasure of nurturing one in military service or knows an Israeli
relationships with Tel Aviv parents, as well as travelling to the Old who has. For this reason, Yom Ha Zikaron,
City of Jerusalem for Shabbat, the Negev and more. Memorial Day, is a very personal as well as a communal day of
One of the highlights of the trip was an intimate and remembering and mourning.
passionate discussion that Pressman parents enjoyed with Towards the end of this discussion, we began to discuss
Dalia Peleg, a Magen parent and a founder of the Pressman the reality that so many Israelis, like Dalia, label themselves,
“secular.” This label, despite the fact that Dalia’s family recites
Kiddush in their home on a weekly basis, and their son studied
BAIT Tefillah NEWS and became Bar Mitzvah, persists and only serves to deepen the
Prayer Skills - Summer is a great time to honor your skills divide between what is known as the datim and hilonim – the
in leading a part of the Shabbat morning service, reading Torah “religious” and the secular Jews. I attempted to share with Dalia
or having an aliyah (no Hebrew reading required). Although the following: I told Dalia she was “religious.” I told Dalia that
our Prayer Skills Workshops will be on hiatus during the many Jews and many Israelis are “religious.” They may not be
summer, please feel free to contact Rabbi Leider if you would observant, but they are “religious” because they seek and want
like to meet over the summer to work on any liturgical skills connection with God. As Rabbi Elliot Dorff continuously reminds
for BAIT Tefillah. MP3 files are now available for learning the us, the word, “religion” derives from the same Latin source as
Shahrit, Torah service or the Musaf service. Please contact Beth the English word, “ligament,” meaning connection. Religion is
Boxenhorn and she will email a file to you. meant to connect us and I believe that most human beings seek
connection. When we are talking about Jews (at least in English)
Steering Committee - Thank you to Michal Vaakil, the and use the word “religious,” in lieu of “observant,” we lessen
chair of the BAIT Tefillah Steering Committee, charged with the divide that separates us. As an observant Jew, I am no more
carrying out the Strategic Plan for the minyan. Michal will be “religious” than a Jew who is not yet observing specific aspects
transitioning into her new role as VP of Ritual for TBA. Cindy of Shabbat or who does not count the Omer. We can say that
Levey will succeed her for the upcoming year. Thank you to the religiosity is something that we have inside of us and observance
following TBA congregants who served on this committee in is the Jewish way to externalize that connection.
the past year: Jairo and Jenethen Angulo, rabbi ronnie Cohen, I was grateful that through this initial conversation about Yom
Judy Cowan, Mike and Francine Farkas, Warren Goldstone, Ha Zikaron, that our TBA and Pressman community entered into
Marshall Kramer and Cindy Levey. We welcome new committee important dialogue with Dalia about Judaism, our perception of
members: Rebecca Friedman and Neal Steiner. Jews and ultimately our connection with God. Hopefully this is a
Minyan Meeting - Our next Minyan Meeting is on Sunday, conversation that can happen on a broader basis as we continue to
August 15 at 9:00 a.m. Open to the entire BAIT community, this nurture the relationships that we formed with Israeli parents during
is a forum for discussing any minyan questions or concerns. this trip. It is an important conversation and one that help to make
We will also finish preparations for the High Holidays at this our Jewish community stronger, more nuanced and whole.
meeting. Rabbi Susan Leider
Family Shabbat Service RAPPING ABOuT WRAPPING
Advisory Committee TEFILLIN CLASS
Thank you to the following volunteers who served
June 20 at 9:00a.m. with Rabbis Kligfeld & Leider
on this committee during the 2010-2011 year: Janet Rich
Weissman (chair), David Bard, Jen elad, elyssa elbaz, Learn the the “why’s and “how’s of Tefillin, for first-
Rodger Grossman, Jennifer Kleinert-Misher, Nancy Steiner, timer learners or those who need a refresher course!
Ray Tizabi. This committee offered valuable feedback on This workshop is for both Teens & Adults alike.
the Shir Shabbat Family Service that takes place Shabbat RSVP to Cori Drasin at cdrasin@
morning three times each year and also on the Family
Kabbalat Shabbat that takes place on a monthly basis
during the year. Thank you for all of your insight, guidance Or call 310-652-7353 x210
and help in creating and nurturing these services.
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OuR B'NAI MITZVAH Bris and Baby Namings
BARAN NAIM, daughter of Karmen and Arjang Naim, sister
DEAN LAzAROF of Arian and Iman, born on April 10, given the name Ester
Son of Hazie and Julie Lazarof
ELLA zAhAVA CONROy, daughter of Esther Selk and Andrew
Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel
Conroy, granddaughter of Bonita & Larry Selk, born on April
20, given the name Yael Zahava
AVIShAI RABIN DANIEL AVNER GADARIAN, son of Kathryne and David
Son of Amy and Jeff rabin, Gadarian, born on April 28, given the name Daniel Avner
grandson of Barbara and Jerry rabin
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
LAuREN kuRTz Aaron & Jennifer Aftergood
Daughter of Pamela and Dr. Lyle Kurtz ran & Hadar Aizenman
June 5 elan & Dahlia Carr
Adam & Danielle Fogel
Shepard & Sandra Grinker
Daughter of Shelley Gilad
ronnie eisen & robin Schaffran
and Joseph ramsey
Michael & Laura Steuer
Son of Mark and Donna (z”l) Drooks
WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS
June 19 CASSIE kIRSChBAuM AND EITAN WEINSTOCk, son of
Allen & Judy Weinstock, married on May 13
ROBERT MALEkAN Mazal Tov to TAMERA FARkAS, daughter of Francine &
Son of Sharona Hasid and Michael Farkas, on her engagement to JEREMy SANDLER.
Son of Gloria Reich to RABBI ARyEh COhEN and RABBI BEN GOLDSTEIN
July 3 on their rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of
NICOLE hAIIMPOOR to MIChELLE k. WOLF on receiving her Honorary
Daughter of Yvonne and robert Doctorate Degree from Hebrew Union College – Jewish
Haiimpoor Institute of religion.
IN We extend our condolences to the bereaved families and record the passing of: Farewell to
VIVIAN BARTLE, mother of Kathleen (Seth) Schulweis Rabbi Ben Goldstein!
M ALICE BLOOM, mother of ron Bloom. Thank you to our outgoing
E MOLLIE GASkIN, mother of Arnold (Sue) Gaskin and Roger Gaskin Rabbinic Intern Ben Goldstein
M ChERyL JACOBSON, wife of Larry Jacobson. who was so much a part of our TBA
O LARRy SChARF, husband of elsie, father of Andrea (Ken Krug) Scharf
family this year. Ben will be moving
to Temple Beth El Mekor Chaim in
R TAuBA SChuSTER, mother of Frida (Mark) Greenberg Cranford, New Jersey with his wife
I SAMuEL STEINBERG
Caren Heller and daughter Abigail.
A ABRAhAM WOLF, father of Martha White
We wish them the best on their
MAZAL TOV TO OUR GRADS!!
REBECCA ABELES, daughter of Debbie JENNA FREEMAN, daughter of rodney & Beth BENJAMIN LOWy, son of Janine and Peter
and Jerry Abeles, will graduate from Milken Freeman, is graduating from Milken Commu- Lowy, is graduation from Milken Community
Community High School, and will attend UC nity High School . She will be attending a year High School and will be attending Columbia/
Berkeley. program called Kivunim based in Israel , then JTS.
attending University of Wisconsin .
TALIA ALBERTS, daughter of Ron and Vivian MIChAEL NOuRIAN, son of Yoram & Soheila
Alberts, will be graduating from Northwestern SAMuEL FELDMAN GREENE, son of Lisa
Nurian, will graduate from Beverly Hills High
University. Feldman & Brian Greene is graduating from
School and will go to Santa Monica College.
Milken Community High School and will be
ShIRA ESThER ARTSON, daughter of elana
attending Pitzer College in Claremont , CA TANNIS PRESSER, daughter of Jeff Presser &
& rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, is a graduating
ELIShEVA GROB, daughter of Sharon & Tracy Hellman will be graduating from Shalhevet
Senior at the New Community Jewish High
Brad Grob, will be graduating New Jewish High School. Tannis will be starting her
School. She will be in Israel for the year on the
Community High School. She will be attending freshmen year at The University of Arizona.
Aardvark Israel Program, and then will be a
American University in Washington D.C.
student at Goucher College in Baltimore. yAEL RABIN, daughter of Amy and Jeffrey rabin
EVE hAVIVI, daughter of Debby Schmidt & granddaughter of Barbara and Jerry rabin,
AyAL BAINVOLL, son of efraim & renne
and Avi Havivi, is graduating from Milken will be graduating from Shalhevet High School.
Dvorak Bainvoll, is graduating UCLA Magna
Community High School, and will be attending
Cum Laude and will be attending New York Next year she will be studying in Jerusalem
University School of Law. at the Midreshet Lindenbaum seminary. The
ARIEL hEChT, son of Sara & Myron Hecht, following year, she will commence college
EDON BAINVOLL, son of efraim & renne
received his Masters degree in Biomedical studies at SUNY Binghamton.
Dvorak Bainvoll, is graduating with honors
engineering at the University of Michigan,
from Westview School and will be attending where he is continuing his studies and research LIOR AND AMIT ROzEN, daughters of ronit
West Los Angeles College in pursuit of a PhD. and Yosi rozen are graduating high school
JOSh BASS, son of Artie & Angie, is graduating from LACeS and attending college at UC
VIVIAN hEChT, daughter of Sara & Myron
from USC. Hecht, is graduating from UCLA, department Santa Cruz.
LEAh BAuM, will graduate from Beverly Hills of Bioengineering. Vivian will continue her RAChEL SChLOSSBERG, daughter of Abraham
High School and attend UC San Diego. studies in pursuit of a PhD at MIT. and Darlene Schlossberg, is graduating from
ShOShANA RINA BERNSTEIN, daughter of DEBORAh, RAChEL & SARAh hERMAN, UCLA.
Dr. Karen rabin & Joseph Bernstein and grand- daughters of Jeanne & David Herman, are
ALEzA ShAPIRO, daughter of Diane Shapiro,
daughter of Barbara & Jerry Rabin, will gradu- the first triplets to ever graduate from the
is graduating from the Kelley School of
ate from the Berman Hebrew Academy in University of Southern California. rachel,
Deborah and Sarah will be studying at USC Business at Indiana University with a degree
Maryland. She will attend the Medreshet Lin-
for an additional year to receive their MA in Marketing.
denbaum Seminary in Jerusalem and then the
degrees. TIFFANy SILVER, daughter of Steve & Temmie
University of Maryland the following year.
SIVAN hETSRONI, daughter of Susan & Ofer Silver will be graduating Palisades Charter high
ELIzABETh CANTOR, daughter of Miriam
Hetsroni, is graduating from Los Angeles School and was accepted to The Art Institute
and Phil Cantor, will be completing her
Center for enriched Studies (LACeS). She’ll in Santa Monica.
Undergraduate work at UC Santa Cruz with a
be attending the University of Wisconsin,
Major in Environmental Studies, and a Minor ELLIOT SPERLING, son of Jill & Skip Sperling
in Jewish Studies. will be graduating from Hamilton High School
ROByN kLITzky, daughter of Stephen Klitzky
DANIELLE DRASIN, daughter of Larry & Academy of Music. He will be attending UC San
& Arlene Milrad and the grand daughter of
Cori Drasin, graduated Indiana University Diego Music School.
edith Milrad, is graduating from Beverly Hills
in December with a degree in Apparel High School . In August she leaves for Israel to LEORA G. WEINSTOCk, daughter of Allen &
Merchandising. She is presently employed at participate in the Nativ Program and then will Judy Weinstock is graduating from Shalhevet
the Law Offices of Steven Sion, Inc. attend Boston University . High School, and will be attending USC School
BENJAMIN ELIJAh EMERT, son of Dr. Semyon AVA kOFMAN, granddaughter of Marilyn of Cinematic Arts.
and Agnes emert, is graduating from Santa Ziering, is graduating from Harvard Westlake
Monica College and transferring to UCLA as a MATThEW zIERING, grandson of Marilyn
School and attending Yale University .
Pre Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Ziering, is graduating from The New School
JESSIE LEIDER, daughter of Jeff & rabbi Liberal Arts College.
Susan Leider, is graduating from Hamilton’s
ROChELLE hAyA EMERT, daughter of Dr. Music Academy and will be and attending NATALIE zIERING, granddaughter of
Semyon and Agnes emert, is graduating UCSD University of Delaware Honors Program/Vocal Marilyn Ziering, is graduating from New York
and interning with ACLU. Performance at the School of Music. University.
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Hooray for Science!
Pressman Academy Middle School students had incredible Yasher koah also to the following students who received
success at the recent Los Angeles County Science Fair and four honorable mention awards at L.A. County :
students qualified for, and participated in, the California State Sydney Barenholtz & Donna heikali - Honorable mention
Science Fair at the California Science Center ! Each year our biochemistry & molecular biology (Does the level of vitamin C
Middle School students participate in the Pressman Academy in oranges change with the freshness of the orange?)
Science Fair and the top projects from the fair are invited to kyle Shaby - Honorable mention Microbiology (How do the
participate in the L.A. County Science Fair. This year there were ingredients in bread impact the rate of mold growth?)
over 100 schools and 709 students in the L.A. County Science Fair The following students also represented Pressman Academy
Junior Division (6th - 8th). Pressman sent twelve projects to the at L.A. County: Eva Jason - Plant Physiology (Does the type of
Fair, six of which became finalists, and four of which qualified to fertilizer used impact the rate of growth in Tulip bulbs). heila
advance to the State Fair. Precel & Aryn Plax - Engineering Research (Can solar power
Mazal Tov to the following students who placed at the L.A. County be used to charge a battery as effectively as using a plug-in
Fair; they are shown here with their exhibits for the State Fair: charger?) Joel Seligman - Plant Physiology (What effect does
BELOW: Left to right: Gabriella Lewin - 3rd place plant physiology noise pollution have on the growth rate of plants?) Ivy Schneider
(The effect of phototropism on gravitropism in plants). Ariel - Behavioral Sciences (What effect does listening to a major
Mendelsohn - 3rd place pharmacology (Which type of foods are key and a song in a minor have upon an individual's mood?)
best to eat when taking NSAID medications). Janine Moses - engineering Applications
Rina Goldman - 2nd place plant physiology (Does the position of an insulin pump in
(The effect of Caffeine on Plant Growth) relation to the injection site impact the
rate at which the insulin is dispensed?)
yotam Likhovski - Biochemistry &
Molecular Biology (Does temperature
and climate affect the concentration of
polyphenols in red grape wine?)
Mazal tov to all the students who
participated. We are proud of the
hard work you put into your projects.
Yishar koah to our wonderful science
ABOVE: Jeremy Barenholtz - 3rd place
biochemistry & molecular biology (The effect teachers eric Hartung and Kiri Patel on
that fat content in ice cream has upon the a fantastic job teaching and preparing
rate at which the ice cream melts) our students.
Pressman Academy extends a hearty Yishar koah to the faculty and staff from our three schools for reaching significant milestones in their service
to our school. Each year we recognize teachers and staff at their first, third, seventh, thirteenth, and twentieth year as part of our faculty. We
are blessed to have an outstanding faculty and staff and we want to thank them for their dedication and commitment to our community.
1 Year anniversarY 7 Year anniversarY
Victoria Beckett DeBBie aBeles
amy Bryman 3 Year anniversarY sHaron BacHaracH
DoV GottesfelD essia cartoon-freDman Bat-sHeVa coHen
orly Henkin ilana Geffen-Winter aliza HenDizaDeH
anDrea HoDos eric HartunG racHel Parker
nili isenBerG lara krinsky susie Pretsky
sonya maHGrefteH lee laHmy linDsey sunDy
elana miro mia ParDo
Danna mor-liVne rita sHacHar 13 Year anniversarY
kiri Patel yaffa touBi francine farkas
micHelle raPPort 20 Year anniversarY
renee reiz DeBBie DuBB
Teacher Profile: Soheila Nourian
Written by: Randi and zahi Ashkenazi educated in Iran. For this reason, Soheila enrolled her own
Soheila Nourian’s face is a familiar one within the walls children, two sons and a daughter, here to provide them with
of the eCC. She has been nurturing children in the eCC’s all that she admires about the school and its philosophies.
transition program for seventeen years. Her warmth, genuine Growing up as a Jewish person in Iran did not allow her the
care, and love for her students pervade each child’s freedom to study and practice Judaism. This is why
experience in her classroom. she and her husband Yoram, who have been happily
When Soheila first entered Pressman Academy married for 22 years, decided to choose a Jewish Day
with her oldest son, she knew immediately that School experience for their three children Brian,
this was a place she wanted to stay. She began to 20, Michael, 18, and Maya, 9, who have all been
attend UCLA to pursue her studies in the field of educated here at Pressman Academy.
education, and in 1994 she took on her first class of Teaching two-year-olds for so many years
two-year-olds as a teacher’s assistant. Now, so many requires a wealth of patience and love. As she
years later, she still enjoys every moment of her day uses all of the new strategies she learns, Soheila
here. She appreciates all of the opportunities that Pressman is amazed at how her students grow and develop
Academy has offered her as an educator and a student of over the course of the school year. “They are like sponges!” she
education. Taking full advantage of professional development says, soaking up all their learning. For example, the school has
experiences, Soheila works to incorporate new learning into been working on helping students become more independent
her daily interactions with the children. problem solvers this year. Soheila has watched as the children
Originally from Iran, Soheila immigrated here with her she teaches begin to incorporate the strategies that the teachers
three sisters and her parents in 1985. She is continually struck have been modeling into their daily interactions with peers.
by the ways that Pressman Academy allows its students to gain Morah Soheila is a wonderful part of the two-year-old
confidence and develop as individuals, a system of studying transition program here at Pressman, and she has touched the
and learning that is strikingly different from how she was lives of countless students who have benefited from her love
for children and her dedication to her work.
Are you looking for a wonderful, stimulating,
and exciting experience to share The Parenting Institute of Pressman Academy…
with your baby or toddler? Your Source for Parenting Support & Education
You need look no further than our wonderful & varied Come Participate in Any or All of These
Parent and Me class offerings this Summer: upcoming Programs:
Music Parent and Me with kira Rappaport Drop in and Shmooze About “Tweens”:
Through instruments song and dance, this class instills
a musical foundation that will last a lifetime. Come play Join Sari Abrams, and other parents of
and make music with your child! 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders for a monthly
There will be classes for Infants, Babies and Toddlers. session to discuss issues particularly
relevant to parenting “Tweens.”
Nanny and Me with Gabrielle kaufman 8:00 a.m., on the 1st Thursday of every
Nannies and children will play, sing and interact with month: June 3.
one another. Discussions in Spanish will address the
issues and challenges that can arise in the nanny-child Book Talk and Parenting Shmooze:
relationship. Tuesday Mornings 9:15-10:15.
each month Sari Abrams will introduce one
Shabbat Parent and Me with Gabrielle kaufman Parenting Book and then facilitate a lively
Join families with young children in our weekly Shabbat “shmooze” about your own parenting issues,
themed parenting and play class. concerns and challenges as they relate to that
Friday mornings 9:00-10:00. month’s topic. 12:30 P.M - 1:30 P.M. on the 1st
Tuesday of Every Month: June 1.
Contact Betsy in the Pressman ECC office at 310 652-7354
X237 for more information on all our classes Please contact Sari Abrams, Parenting Institute
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator, for more information or to arrange a
time to “shmooze” individually. (310) 652-7354 x298
or e-mail: email@example.com
TeMple BeTh aM
TBA uSY Year in Review
The year is coming to a close and it’s time to reflect on our People wait a full week to be able to run into the lounge to
time together. As exiting president I am happy to report that eat, discuss updates on our lives, and show each other recently
TBA is better and stronger than ever! TBA USY is a family, and discovered YouTube videos. We sometimes have Rabbis join us
you are invited to join that family! If you are a current 6th-11th for what TBA calls “Rap with the Rabbi”, special guests from Israel
grader, make sure you give TBA USY a try! programs come to promote summers in Israel, and we even get
We started the year off with our annual Opening Shabbat visits from past staff and TBA USY alumni just wanting to visit.
Dinner in September, graciously hosted every year by Alan and I’ve always described our weekly lounges as a safe haven in
Heather Broidy. The board worked hard making phone calls, our busy lives where we can be with friends and let loose. The
passing out flyers to friends at school and at LA Hebrew High, spirit of lounge nights have always been the most welcoming
making facebook videos, and texting friends. inclusive parts of Beth Am USY, and it continues to play a huge
When it came to the night of the dinner, over 80 people role in what makes the chapter shine.
came. We were stunned, realizing that all the hard work was There are no words that I can put on this piece of paper
worth it. Many of the USYers of Temple Beth Am have known that you are reading to describe how phenomenal my chapter
each other since preschool. Others formed a bond through is. These USYers perform above and beyond when it comes to
USY after they learned not to separate between Day School and dedication, pride, and ruach. None of this could have been
Religious School kids. Some USYer’s parents don’t even attend possible without my wonderful board. I will miss you all next
TBA. In the end, we are family. On that night of the Shabbat year but I know we’ll keep in touch!!
dinner, and on many other occasions throughout this year, the President- Sivan Hetsroni
TBA USY family is there for each other. Executive Programming VP- Ami Fields-Meyer
Since the Opening Shabbat Dinner, our board has worked to Communications VP- Sarah Leider
make events fun, new, and exciting this year. Events such as our Membership/Kadima VP- Shira Artson
Chapter Conclave retreat, Super Spy Sleepover Night and the Social Action/ Tikkun Olam VP- Ellie Grob
regional SATO/HeHalutzim Kinnus have tested our strength Israel Affairs VP- Robyn Klitzky
as a chapter. Through the ups and downs, we have come out Religion/Education VP- Jessie Leider
of each event with a stronger bond with one another, a lesson Secretary/Historian- Tiffany Silver
learned, and constructive ideas for upcoming events. Parliamentarian- Sammy Bass
While structured events bring in the bigger crowds, TBA O p e n B o a rd Me m b e r s - Je re m y Ba c h a ra c h a n d
USY’s family is close because of our down time together. This Gil Hetsroni
could happen on a bus, like last year’s seven hour trip to Las Conclave Co-Chairs- Talia Cohen, Talya Schlesinger and
Vegas Kinnus. It could happen at a sleepover, like when many Adina rosenberg
USYers never slept at all at our Super Spy Sleepover Night in Kinnus Co-Chairs- Zach Drucker and Hannah Markovic
February. Last but most certainly not least, it happens at our
weekly Lounge Nights. Junior USY President- Matthew Shterenberg
Junior USY Vice President- Samantha Silver
I hope you all have an amazing summer and another excellent
year in the Fall!
SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS - JUNE 25 B’Shalom,
Start Shabbat under the stars TBA USY Chapter President, 2009-2010
with Rabbis Kligfeld & Leider at 6:30 p.m. on
the Pilch Rooftop. TBA AND PRESSMAN FAMILIES –
SAVE THE DATE:
Dinner will follow immediately after services.
Cost: $18 per adult (ages 13 and up), For the past two years, approximately 50
families have participated in our annual
$12 for children 3-12, under 3 years are free. Family Shabbaton at Camp Ramah.
Save the date
Please RSVP at www.tbala.org/stars or call for our next memorable weekend:
Cori Drasin at x210 by Wednesday June 23. December 10-12, 2010
More information will be provided
during High Holidays
“All Our Bags Are Packed, We’re Ready to Go…”
Shalom! Whether you are familiar with the classic Peter, Paul
and Mary song of the 70’s, if you know any of the Pressman
Academy sixth graders who recently returned from the annual
trip to our partner school in Israel, you undoubtedly have
heard some of their impressions of their whirlwind eleven-
day experience. Twenty-two students, nine parents, and three
faculty members experienced hakhnasat orhim, the welcoming
of guests, at the highest level. We are in our Bar Mitzvah year
of our partnership with the Magen School in Maoz Aviv, a
community at the northern tip of Tel-Aviv. For eleven days, our
students lived in Israeli homes, went to an Israeli school, and
shared in the day-to-day activities of their Israeli friends. They
were totally immersed in Israeli culture.
Deborah engel Kollin, our Partnership Program Coordinator,
along with Rabbi Chaim Tureff, our Rav Beit Sefer, and
Sapphira Fein, our school literacy specialist, accompanied the
delegation. These outstanding educators each made their own
Israel experience began. Hebrew began to fly back and forth
unique contributions to the success of this year’s trip, and we
between Pressman and Magen students. From the Tekes B’not
are appreciative and grateful to them for making the experience
Mitzvah, Yom Ha-zikaron, and Yom Ha-atzmaut ceremonies,
so memorable for everyone who participated. Todah rabbah!
observances, and celebrations, our students quickly realized
Allow me to share some of the highlights of this year’s trip,
that they were fortunate to be in Israel during a very special
along with some of the participants’ own words. The trip began
time of the year.
with the recitation of t’fillat ha-derekh, the travelers’ prayer,
Sleeping in a Bedouin tent, climbing Masada in time to
which is said before embarking on a journey. Everyone gathered
catch a glorious sunrise, swimming in the ancient pools of Ein
together at LAX and read the prayer for a safe trip. Once aboard
Gedi, shopping on the Ben-Yehudah mall, and Shabbat in the
the El Al plane, the Israeli experience began! As our delegation
Old City of Jerusalem—what did our students have to say about
flew east, the sun began to set, and Yom Ha-shoah, Holocaust
all of this? Here are some of their impressions of their trip:
remembrance Day, began. The entertainment on the flight
reflected this somber day, and our students knew that they • This was an amazing experience.
were on an El Al flight. • I have been to Israel before; this was different from all my
Upon their arrival in Israel, the delegation was treated other trips.
to a royal welcome at the Magen School, and the official • This was the experience of a lifetime!
• I will remember this trip forever. It was
a life-changing experience.
• It was “way better” than I expected.
• I loved the Israeli food!
• Israelis are confident of their abilities.
• This trip was really fun.
• I now have new friends on the other
side of the world.
• It was very special to see so many holy
• I connected with Magen and Israel.
• It was a mind-blowing experience.
• I want to do it again next year!
We are already in the planning stages
for next year’s partnership programs!
Watch this space for further updates
on next year’s delegation exchanges.
Judaic Studies Principal
K o l h Beth
Temple a ’ a M Am
TeMple BeTh aM
Guarding The Garden
expect based on those fairly good numbers regarding
Water: Still Gotta Save!
MAKING IT EASIER FOR YOU Green Team Expands Web Presence
snowpack and precipitation,” Cowin observed. “We
TOAs the weather warms, high water-use season is
MAKE A DIFFERENCE Noware primarilywww.tbala.org/greenteam for:
still you can visit suffering from the dry conditions of
GR M • Green Team Action Alerts
comingwe head into those lazy and drought, conserving
As our way. Drought or no far too hazy LA summer
E EN TEA the last three years.”
water this installment of Guardingan option. bringsnecessity.excit-
days, in this arid region is not the Garden It’s a you some
• Tips for of using water efficiently in California has
“The ethic green living
Here’s theTeam activity updates and a terrific resource for gardening
ing Green latest on our situation. the normal course Team and other important events
got to be• Calendar of Green of business and not dependent on
• Links to environmental organizations and great sources
the weather forecast,” Cowin said.
that is truly green.
ThE GOOD NEWS So keepof green info
watching your water use! If your grass springs back
(excerpt: Los Angeles Jonathan and14 2010)
• Past issues doesn’t need watering.
when pressed down, it of Guarding the Garden Collect and reuse
Yasher koach to Times, April Sharon Swerdlow for donating • water while you’re waiting for it
the showerOur Mission Statement, and more! to warm up. Plant
first “Technotrash” recycling box from Green Disc. Now in can
ourLos Angeles has grown by about a million people youthe Thank you, For more water-savingassistancewww.tbala.org/
native plants. Desiree Gaines, for your tips, visit in this venture!
bring all your outdated e-waste, from PC’s to CD’s, from the way
last three decades, but you wouldn’t know it from cell phones
green.Bulb Reserve Created
to rechargeable trickling out of taps and sprinklers. The and
water has beenbatteries, to TBA for safe and secure recyclingLos
To assist the temple in its efforts to convert to and maintain
Angeles Department of Water andwww.tbala.org/greenteam. Thank
disposal. Additional details online at Power reported Monday that NEW GREEN TEAM LEADERShIP
environmentally-friendly lighting, Gil Hetsroni donated a portion of
you, Stuart in the city reached a 31-year low for the box!
water usageWeiss, for volunteering to purchase our next month of
Bar Mitzvah gifts to establish a line in the years, Reserve Fund
hisWe’re excited to announce that after threeFacility Green Team
And don’t forget more off your used inkjet and with cartridges
February, droppingto drop than 20% compared tonerthe same founder Larry Braman is placing the reins into the very capablea
for “Green” Lighting. Please contact the office to contribute. Even
period in 2007. and Pressman exchange them for cash in our part- handsdonation worth theFor many years and on many levels, he
as well. Beth Am small of Misha Askren. price of one bulb makes a big difference in
nership with tied the decrease to water rationing that went into our energy his dedication to protecting the Gil!
has shownsavings. Mazal tov and yasher koach,natural resources
effect in 2007, prompted by the ongoing regional drought. The which God has entrusted to us. Share your ideas at the Green
Pressman Academy Aims for Waste-Free Lunch
best conservers were residents of single-family homes, who Green Congregants of the Month
Team meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd, 7:45 p.m. at TBA!
Coming 30% less water as families will be encouraged 1997.
used nearlythis fall—Pressman compared with February to pack Congratulations to Lida Baker and Paul Nisenbaum, who converted
In all, Angelenos zero trash. Imagine by hundreds, perhaps
lunches that generatecut their water use the nearly 30 billion their whole Point View front yard to a water-wise garden filled with
gallons in of last nine months, enough conserve in just one year.
thousandsthepounds of resources that we’ll to supply the cities of beautiful update
OneLAnative California plants. Way to go!
Countless schools across the country do it, and
Long Beach and Santa Monica combined. so can we! Additional And as this is prime gardening season, check out Clean Air
details are coming in our August column,factor as in Pressman Acad- Thank you to TBA congregants Anita
Recent winter rains probably as well into the reduced Gardening at www.cleanairgardening.com. They offer a wide range of
emy materials. Yasher koach to Nina Reinis, Sharon Brooks, and Rabbi Happel, Cipra Nemeth, Paula Pearlman,
demand for water, but there is evidence that the city’s water environmentally friendly lawn and gardening supplies!
Dianne Shershow (TBA Communications)
Chaim Tureff for creating has cut away
conservation program this program! at consumption at an
Living A Green for participating in a Public
and Mara Thorsen,Life—The Reality Series, Scott Shulman’s reflec-
impressive clip. Demand for water last June, for instance,
Green Shabbat Coming In September
tions on what it means to go green, will return efforts pages soon.
Assembly with Rabbi Leider in support of to theseto prevent
reached a 32-year low.
As part of TBA’s efforts to help its members “discover the power
Send your comments, your ideas, and The assembly took place
housing foreclosures in Los Angeles.your nominations for “Green
The new figures show that water-saving rules Days, we will
of t’shuvah and change the world” during the High Holyhave taken
hold evenain winter. Green Shabbat on utility has had .trouble
Congregant Elementary to firstname.lastname@example.org.
at Harmonyof the Month”School in South LA on May 1. Over 400
celebrate shul-wide In the past, the September 20th A major
getting people to turnthreetimers on to helpsprinkler systems, people attended including Assemblyman Mike Davis, County
speaker will address all off minyanim their us understand that
Have a wonderful summer!
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmen Bernard Parks
even during rain.do t’shuvah to restore ourselves—but to restore
we must not only
ourWith water supplies, for additional details. snowpack still less
planet as well. Watch reservoir levels and and richard Alarcon. A representative from the Office of the State
than adequate, DWP officials cautioned customers that they Treasurer, Bill Lockyer also participated as well as representatives
will continue to be asked to conserve. “We’re by no means out from various banks. The strategy highlighted at this public
assembly also piqued the interest of many leaders across the
TBA SoCIAl ACTIoN CommITTee
of the woods.”
state who journeyed from Sacramento, Tiburon, Monterey and
ThE REALITy ChECk residents and serving them mustard and bottles of water and
Santa Cruz to learn more about how they could implement this
“Do Los be daunted by the enormity
(excerpt: not Angeles Times, April 2, 2010) of the world’s they really enjoyed talking to her.
strategy to save homes in their own communities.
grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly,
Despite a return to normal snowpack and precipitation In June we’re serving dinner at the Westside shelter (near
In the past six weeks, Rabbi Leider has also attended small
winter, state not obligated to shortages the continue
this now. You areofficials said water complete will work, Pico and Sepulveda) and in July we’re serving dinner at to Hol-
working meetings with City Controller Wendy Gruel thehelp
but neither are you continued conservation efforts. “The
this summer and urged free to abandon it.” lywood vocational Beverly programs in which has also
address shelter (neartraining and Vermont),LA andalso serves
impression seems to be that the drought has been broken,” families with children. We plan to switch off every month.
strategized with Councilmember Tony Cardenas and other
Kudos to all the Temple Beth Am members who participated
said Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin. leaders to continue focus attention on LA homeor other vol-
in Big Sunday. TBA members beautified a local elementary If you are interested in participating in this foreclosure
But “clearly we’re going to have water shortages this year. We issues. opportunities, please email the TBA Social Action
school (Carthay), handed out clothes at NCJW, took troubled unteer
all need to conserve water.” TBA is also continuing its work with OneLA to help address the
teens, blamed the survivors of domestic violence on a busthat Committee, a group of members committed to the practice of
He runaways & hit-or-miss nature of winter storms tour concerns of pedestrian Safety and Neighborhood relationships
have pushed statewide precipitation and dinner for the home-
of Los Angeles, and prepared and servedsnowpack to average Tikkun Olam (the repair of the world). If you are interested in
less at a Santa Monica shelter. The dinner was sponsored by serving on the Pico-Robertson area. This work happens under
right here inthe committee, please email Tyson at tikkunolam@
or slightly higher levels for this time of year but that bypassed
Temple Beth Am. the Social Action umbrella here at Temple Beth Am.
some key areas.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact
Starting in June, Beth Am members Lake, which supplies
Storage in Northern California’s Shastawill be preparing and
either one of us. We would be happy to meet with you and
serving dinner to that irrigates once of California agriculture,
the federal system the homelessmucha month at a PATH home- “Deeds of loving-kindness are superior to charity ...
include you in these efforts. For more information on OneLA,
is at 104% of average for this time of year. But the level of Lake
less shelter. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity Charity can be accomplished
please go to www.onela-aif.org. only with money; deeds
that you can do once ever or system, is only 60% My family
Oroville, key storage in the stateonce every month. of normal,
of loving-kindness can be accomplished through per-
lower than it was last spring. dinner for the homeless and we
participated in the Big Sunday B’shalom,
sonal involvement as well as with money.”
“The State Water Project is not in as good position as
had a great time – my 4-year-old really enjoyedatalking to the Dianne Shershow and Rabbi Susan Leider
we would like it to be -- and perhaps worse than you might OneLA/TBA Core Team
Wow! I can’t believe I’ve already finished my first year as annual regional Conference. Delegates from
Sisterhood President, where has the time gone? Here’s how it all Sisterhoods all over the South West enjoyed
stacked up for the year: the fruits of Agnes’ labors, including Jessica
Thanks to TBA’s wonderful Sisterhood team, we’ve enjoyed Samuel and myself. If you haven’t yet
some great events, which have attracted new, enthusiastic joined Sisterhood, be sure to email Agnes at
members to Sisterhood. The fact that these activities, as well as email@example.com.
board meetings, have taken place evenings and weekends has Do you have any comments or
allowed many full-time working women to participate. Through suggestions? The buck stops here! To get
Sisterhood, our women have become closer to TBA, have made in touch with me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a
new and enduring friendships, and have grown as Jews and as wonderful Summer!
members of the community. While all this inner development B’Shalom,
has occurred, Sisterhood women have raised funds to support Your President, Gabriela Litov
Jewish youth and educational institutions such as Camp Ramah,
Pressman Academy, TBA, Ziegler School for Rabbinics, and the TEMPLE BETH AM HAPPY SENIORS
Jewish Theological Seminary. This year’s Women’s League theme
The Happy Seniors will be on vacation from July through
was “To Plant and to Preserve.” Sisterhood has stepped up to
the plate in nurturing the future of Judaism, which depends on
June 10 is our luncheon, and the entertainer is our very own
supporting clergy and a committed Jewish youth.
Sarah Strassberg, playing piano. June 28th will be our social
Sisterhood presented other well attended and enjoyable events.
program and nosh 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The group gathers
The Membership Tea, organized by Agnes emert, Membership
to watch movies, short old television shows or play cards and
VP, which attracted 49 veteran and new members, Sisterhood
games and enjoy a small nosh. This is free to Happy Seniors
Shabbat organized by Sandra Braun and Fran Grossman/VPs
members and Two dollars for non members. Our annual Flu/
for Programming and Education, and the Sisterhood Volunteer
Pneumonia Vaccine clinic will be held in November.
Appreciation Brunch/Spring Boutique. Thanks to Sandra and her
Lunch program costs $10 for members $12.50 for non-
committee for organizing this Brunch, and Ann Istrin for putting
members. You are invited to become a member at $15 ($25
the Boutique together. Casey Stern was especially honored at
per couple) for one year. Look for our new brochures over
the Brunch with the Chayei Olam award for her tireless efforts.
summer in the administrative office or on the 2nd floor rack.
Sisterhood underwrote the Women’s Shabbaton at beautiful Further information on our group, may be obtained by leaving
Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, which took place last a voicemail message at 310-652-7354 x 521 or happyseniors@
Fall. A new event was added this year, as Ivy Azizi and Rosana tbala.org The group greatly appreciates your continued
Chermisqui organized a Girlfriend’s Schmooze Night at Rosana’s support. Have a great summer!
house, enjoyed by one and all. We hope it’s the first in a series!
Rosh Hodesh Ahotai, the Women’s celebration of the new Miriam Kavis,
month, is ever more popular. In April, Sisterhood had a rockin’ Coordinator
Israel Independence Day celebration for Iyar at Sandra Braun’s.
We ate, sang to the piano tunes of Sisterhood member ruth Refa’einu for June: Yoga and Judaism
Opolion, shopped and schmoozed to our heart’s content. No one The practice of Yoga developed in India two to five thousand
could remember the last time they had so much fun. And weren’t years ago as a physical and mental meditative discipline; the
we lucky to have our TBA member Prof. Jody Myers give us of word Yoga means “union” or “harmony” in Sanskrit. It predates
her considerable intellectual gifts in presenting a talk on “Never the Eastern religions who adapted the practice as part of their
Underestimate the Power of a Woman” for our women to celebrate spiritual discipline. Yoga provides tools of refinement that
the new month of Sivan. Many thanks go to our members who prepare the practitioner for meditative aspects of Judaism
opened their homes for these events, and most of all, for Sandra and other holy activities by increasing awareness and kavana,
Braun and Fran Grossman for their planning and organizing. intention. JHCLA’s June Refa’einu service will explore the
Ongoing clubs, namely the Mah Jongg Club and Mystery Book relationship between Yoga and Judaism. Our guest leader for
Club, have continued to meet on a monthly basis. In April, members the evening will be Ida Unger, M.Ed., and Certified Iyengar Yoga
of the Mystery Book Club had a private book talk with mystery instructor who has made the integration of yoga and Judaism
author Cara Black, held at the Los Angeles Times Book festival, and her life’s work. Please join us as Ida helps us experience this
held a post-event brunch at the home of yours truly. integration via some basic Yoga postures. Wear comfortable
Do you have a happy or sad occasion and need to send someone clothing and come with an empty stomach.
a card? Contact Marlene Glaser and she will see to it that a beautiful Our June Refa’einu service takes place on Monday evening,
Tribute card is sent to your friend or loved one to commemorate June 28, at 7:30 PM. You can find more information about
the occasion, and your $5 or more will go to Sisterhood. Refa’einu and the other services we provide, including a full
Can I brag for a moment? Membership VP Agnes Emert wears schedule of upcoming dates and how to contact us, on our
another hat, organizing Pacific Southwest Region Women’s League’s website: www.jhcla.org.
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JUNE 6, 2010
TBA DRAWING ONE: “SPLIT-THE-POT”
GRAND PRIZE THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE ½ OF
DRAWINGS ALL THE CASH COLLECTED;
TBA RECEIVES THE OTHER.
IT’S A WIN-WIN! $20 FOR EACH CHANCE.
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PRIZE: $500; 2ND: $300 3RD: $200 4TH & 5TH: $100
$10/TICKET OR 11 FOR $100
PURCHASE PRIZE DRAWING TICKETS ON-LINE AT TBALA.ORG/DRAWING
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ARIANA AT EXT 223
WINNERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT.
Don’t let “The Book” be sealed without your name in it!!
Temple Beth Am
High Holiday Greeting Book
Wish your family, friends, rabbis and teachers a Shana Tovah
in our annual High Holiday Greeting Book
Olive Branch - Full Page: $500
ać Apples and Honey - Half Page: $250 Honey
Shofar: $100 acs
Magen David: $75
Yona (Dove): $50
Double Chai: $36
100% of the proceeds from the High Holiday Greeting Book go toward
Deadline for ads is August 1, 2010 Sisterhood programming and projects that support TBA,
www.tbala.org/newyeargreetings Pressman Academy, Camp Ramah, USY, and Torah Fund
MEMORy OF REMEMBERED By MEMORy OF REMEMBERED By MEMORy OF REMEMBERED By
Albert Arditti Lyonel Canes Rochelle Gewirtz Russell Gewirtz David Nord Donald Nord
Mathilde Arditti Lyonel Canes Charles Israel Glaser Harvey Glaser rose Nord Donald Nord
Rebecca Arshawsky Isabel Aarons Jean Goldstein Carolyn Fasteau Isaac Perez Mariano Perez
Joseph Arshawsky Isabel Aarons Albert Goldstein Carolyn Fasteau Meyer Peromsik Sheryl Goldman
Herbert Azeientz Leon Weiss Harry Greenberg Muriel Greenberg Joseph Peskin Mildred Silverman
James Joel Bales Michele Atias Sadie Greenstein Marvin Greenstein David rebarber Miryam Jannol
Harry Bartnof edith Bartnof rudolph Happel Anita Happel Irene rebarber Miryam Jannol
Jenny Basyler Manya Weber Alfred Jacobsohn eva rich Itzhik Reuveni Susan Reuveni
Linda Bayer Ilana Grinblat Louise Jacobsohn eva rich Anne rosen evelyn Shaman
Jenny Bazyler Manya Weber Samuel Jacobson esther Silon Marilyn rosenstein Larry rosenstein
Goldie Benjamin Shirley Benjamin Ira Jacoves Jeanne Jacoves rose rosenthal Mildred Milman
George Benjamin Shirley Benjamin Minnie Jerusky Rose Jerusky Ceil rothstein Paul rothstein
Jack Berman Sonia Berman Hersh Kaplan Albert Kaplan Jacob Samuel Mark Samuel
Sarah Blank Harry Blank Frances Kichaven Adele Kichaven Irwin Satin Harla Levitt
Mike Blau Chana Epstein Marcy Colker Klein Joanne & Paul Klein Celia Schulman evelyn Schecter
Mike Blau Orit Blau Marcy Colker Klein Josh Klein Irving Schulman evelyn Schecter
Mac Bodian Carol Schwartz Marcy Colker Klein Rebecca Klein Irving Schulman Batya Malick
Bertha Bodian Carol Schwartz Charles Klein Abbey Klein Celia Schulman Batya Malick
Yehuda Braun Esti & Uri Surkin Harold Klein Helen Zisovic Gertrude Schwimmer Melvin Schwimmer
Larry Braun Osnat Surkin Marcy Colker Klein Jerry Colker Shirley Silverberg Frances Tessler
Barry Breskin Ricki Breskin-Kulkin Ruth Kraushaar Tamara Greenstein Paul Silverman Mildred Silverman
Gertrude Bunnage Beverly Birkenstein David Leon Rochelle Samborsky Max Simon Adeline Tenenbaum
Shelly Canes Lyonel Canes Eric Lesin Gisela Lesin Friedman Nora Slatkin Gerald Slatkin
Abramino Cohen Etty Alkanati Harry Levitt Pat Levitt Ora Slotnikow Anne Miller
Jack Cole Adele Friedman Simon Levy Geraldine Loewenstein Abe Spiwak Alan Spiwak
Meyer Robert Colker Jack Colker Abraham Liverant Manja Kramer Esther Sima Stone Charles Brucker
Harry G. Cooper Richard Cooper Barnett Lubetkin Peter Kaplan ralph Tepper David Tepper
esther Sima Cooper Barbara rabin Barnet Maiman Gerson Maiman Fay Weisberg Arthur Goodman
Harry G. Cooper Barbara Rabin Liza Maiman Gerson Maiman ruth Wolfe Marian Wolfe
David Eisenberg Sheryl Goldman Bencion Malicki Batya Malick Leon Zalben Norman Zalben
Elazari Eyove Jackline Far Moishe Malicki Batya Malick Leon Zalben Janet Zalben
Joanna Field Irwin Field Martha Mass Monique Gibbons Herbert Zeientz Leon Weiss
Betty Jean Fox Robert Fox Cynthia Mendelsohn Jake Mendelsohn Charles Ziman Richard Ziman
Eliezer Friedman Chava Oved Bessie Millet Miriam Landres Charles Ziman Phyllis Ziman Cutler
Elliott Gensler Laurtette Gensler Pearl Moldovan Frank Moldovan
INTRODuCING A NEW MAhzOR
FOR TEMPLE BETh AM
Temple Beth Am will begin to use the Conservative Movement’s soon-
to-be-published new Mahzor Lev Shalem during the 5771 High Holidays
(September 2010). We encourage all who davven at TBA to purchase their
own Mahzor, and we also hope to obtain a collection of Mahzorim for
guest worshippers who show up empty-handed.
To purchase or donate a mahzor, order on line at www.tbala.org/
mahzor, or call Cori at ext. 210.
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TEMPLE BETH AM GRATEFuLLY ACKNOWLEDGES DONATIONS THROuGH MAY 1, 2010
GENERAL FuND Tauba Schuster Mallory & Greg Lee & Family, The Taryle Family
IN hONOR OF PRESSMAN ACADEMy SChOLARShIP FuND
Alyiah robert Bird IN hONOR OF
in appreciation of Purim Basket Minnie Bennett
Ella Zahava Conroy’s birth The Kalt Family
Tamara & Marvin Greenstein’s Samantha & Donald Ladin
Golden Wedding Anniversary Gabriela & Elie Litov’s 50th wedding anniversary Janet Halbert
Rabbi Kligfeld & for Ma’ot Chittim Daniel & Joelle Gryczman Isaac Messinger’s 1st birthday Barbara & ruth
Birth of Hannah & Marshall Kramer’s granddaughter Janet Halbert IN MEMORy OF
Birth of Lee & Luis Lainer’s granddaughter Janet Halbert Stanley Davidheiser,Sr. Amber, Paul, Jacob, Adam, rachel & Hannah Kalt
IN MEMORy OF our grandfather & great-grandfather
Mala Engel Marcia & Howard Pflug Irene Linderman The Kalt Family, Nancy Klein Gross
Tauba Schuster Pam & Lyle Kurtz Fred Rosenberg Caryn & Rabbi Mitchel Malkus
Abe Wolf Suzie & Marshall Temkin Tauba Schuster The Kalt Family
BILL STRICk MEMORIAL hELPING hAND FuND PuRIM BASkET
IN hONOR OF
IN hONOR OF
Ella Zahava Conroy’s birth Jonathan Flier, Rosanne Keynan & Elizabeth
Noah Liam Feuerstein’s birth Sharon & Brad Grob Purim Basket Samuel Steinberg z"l
Shoshana Emma Seplow’s birth Sharon & Brad Grob CAMP RAMAh SChOLARShIP FuND
IN MEMORy OF IN hONOR OF
Fay Balfour Sharon & Brad Grob Ramah Scholarship Fund 2010 Ruth & Misha Askren, Hannah & Marshall Kramer
Vivian Bartle Sharon & Brad Grob
Elsie Scharf Sharon & Brad Grob yOuTh DEPARTMENT SChOLARShIPS
Ester Timbol Sharon & Brad Grob IN hONOR OF
Louis Winick Faye & Paul Nisenbaum Rabbi Joel Rembaum Arthur Fliegelman
James Winsberg Sharon & Brad Grob IN MEMORy OF
MARCy COLkER kLEIN/BARRy ShAPIRO MEMORIAL FuND Vivian Bartle Diane & Bob Roosth
IN hONOR OF RABBI kLIGFELD’S DISCRETIONARy FuND
Jerry rabin’s birthday Debra & Albert Cohen
IN MEMORy OF
Marcy Colker Klein Janet Halbert, Natalie & David Roberts, Henry and Miryam Jannol
Shoshi & Izydor Wilchfort IN hONOR OF
Stanley rand Barbara & Jerry rabin Daughter’s Baby Naming Kathryne and David Gadarian
IN MEMORy OF
DAVID DVORAk ChESED FuND
Taube Schuster Frida and Mark Greenberg & family
IN hONOR OF
Mark Bernstein Recipient Bainvoll & Dvorak Families RABBI LEIDER’S DISCRETIONARy FuND
of the Ben Siegel Community Service Award Minnie Bennett
DAILy MINyAN Samuel Steinberg z"l
Judith Cowan, David Kaplan, Saul Kroll, Bernard Laufer LIBRARy MINyAN
MAChzOR FuND IN hONOR OF
IN MEMORy OF Birth of our great grandaughter, Advah Zoe, Menachem and Shulamit Wities
Vivian Bartle Melissa & Michael Berenbaum Birth of Alana and Jonathan Rotter's baby Cathie Lippman and Jules Kamin
Fred Rosenberg Meissa, Michael Josh & Mira Berenbaum IN MEMORy OF
Tauba Schuster Melissa & Michael Berenbaum Mother of Kathleen Shulweiss Cathie Lippman & Jules Kamin, Dianne Shershow,
PILCh SChOLARShIP FuND Debbie rich
IN MEMORy OF Father of Alisa Shudofsky Dianne Shershow, Debbie Rich
Fay Balfour Alan Lefkowitz Father of Martha White Dianne Shershow
PRESSMAN ACADEMy DAy SChOOL Anne Rubin, mother of Rachel Green Sandey Fields
IN MEMORy OF Mother of Marizon Nimoy Sandey Fields
Irene Jaffe Linderman ellen Hausman Freda Cohen Schochet Barbara Schochet
TEMPLE BETH AM GRATEFuLLY ACKNOWLEDGES SISTERHOOD DONATIONS THROuGH MAY 1, 2010
MAzAL TOV CONDOLENCES
MARK AND ROSA BERNSTEIN AND FAMILY The Nisenbaum Family GOLDIE ALTMAN Evelyn Rasky
Noam’s Bar Mitzvah! Loss of Aunt Sarah ezra
RABBI JOEL AND FREDI REMBAUM Elie and Gabriela Litov STEVEN BARITYE Rose Pilch
Birth of Noah Liam Loss of Mother Sylvia
MITZI AND MILT GLASS Helen & Leo Pearlstein THE COOPER FAMILY The Samuel Family
Son’s Marriage Loss of Doretta Behar
SHOSHI WILCHFORT Helen and Leo Pearlstein, Shirley Saber AVI AND RENE ENGEL AND FAMILY Edie Bartnof Schuman and Earl Schuman
Torah Fund Award Loss of Mala engel
FREDI REMBAUM Gabriela Litov RICHARD HECHTER AND FAMILY Marlene and Harvey Glaser
Torah Fund Event JUDITH SPERLING HECHTER Stan and Leona Sperling
rABBI JOeL reMBAUM edie Bartnof Schuman and earl Schuman Loss of Mother and Grandmother
Etz Chaim Education Award SHARON McCAULEY The Nisenbaum Family
LEE AND LUIS LAINER Edward and Rosana Chermisqui Loss of Father
Birth of Granddaughter ANDREA SCHARF AND FAMILY Rosana and Edward Chermisqui
SPEEDy RECOVERy ELSIE SCHARF AND FAMILY Audrey Cohn, Shoshi and Izydor Wilchfort
MINNIE BENNETT Faye Gelb, Gabriela Litov KATHLEEN SCHULWEIS AND FAMILY Rosana and Edward Chermisqui
TAMARA AND MARVIN GREENSTEIN Helen and Leo Pearlstein Loss of Vivian Bartle
RICHARD GROSS Joy and Harry Blank, Elie and Gabriela Litov ESTELLE SCHWARTZ Anne Miller, Rose Pilch
SHANDY SMALL Shirley Saber Loss of Sister, Shirley
HeNrY WeISS Helen & Leo Pearlstein, edie Bartnof Schuman and earl Schuman SPECIAL
RICHARD GROSS Audrey Cohn Thank you to all my friends at TBA for your lovely Purim basket! Evelyn Rasky
TishA B'Av sERvicEs
Monday Evening Tuesday Morning
July 19, 2010 July 20, 2010
Erev Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av
Shaharit Service - 8:00 a.m.
Mincha Service, 7:15 p.m. Pilch Hall
Tisha B’Av Reflections, Rabbi Kligfeld
Special Tisha B'Av Minha Service - 1:30 p.m.
Followed by the reading of Pilch Hall
Eikha: The Book of Lamentations Tuesday Evening
Led by Daily Minyan Minha-Ma’ariv Service - 7:40 p.m.
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld Pilch Hall
& members of the congregation Fast ends at 8:45 p.m.
Worshipping together on Tisha B'Av helps to make more impressive a time-hallowed
tradition which keeps alive in our hearts a love for Zion and a kinship with
our people around the world and in every age.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR TBA MEMBERS
TBA has a select area of plots in the new
Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley.
I would like to thank all my friends at
This property is sold to our members and their
Temple Beth Am for all your kindness
krovim: parents, spouses, children, siblings and other
during my recent illness and recovery.
close relatives and friends.
With much appreciation,
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8:00 p.m. TBA Board Meeting
calendar of events...
8:30 a.m. Intermediate Hebrew
6:30 p.m. USY Lounge Night
8:30 a.m. Humash with Rashi with Rabbi Kligfeld
7:30 p.m. Torah Trope Class with Rick Muller
6:30 p.m. USY Lounge Night
7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation
17 7:30 p.m. Beginning Hebrew with Noa
8:15 a.m. Parent Volunteer Breakfast
7:00 p.m. Treblemakers Concert & Reception Last day of School
7:30 p.m. Torah Trope Class with Rick Muller
7:45 p.m. Green Team Meeting
10:00 a.m. Happy Seniors Event
7:30 p.m. Beginning Hebrew with Noa
10:30 a.m. Sisterhood Board Meeting
11:00 a.m. Religious School Awards Ceremony
22 Camp Keshet Begins through July 23
5:00 p.m. TBA Honors Diane Shapiro & Mark Bernstein
23 8:30 a.m. Humash with Rashi with Rabbi Kligfeld
7:30 p.m. Beginning Hebrew with Noa
7:30 p.m. Education Cabinet Meeting
6:30 p.m. Shabbat under the Stars
8:30 a.m. Intermediate Hebrew
6:30 p.m. USY Lounge Night 7:30 p.m. Refa’einu with Rabbi Howard
8:30 a.m. Humash with Rashi with Rabbi Kligfeld
7:00 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. Humash with Rashi with Rabbi Kligfeld
7:30 p.m. Torah Trope Class with Rick Muller
9:30 a.m. Happy Senior Program
5:30 p.m. Religious School 2-7 Award Ceremony torah portions &
7:30 p.m. Beginning Hebrew with Noa
8:00 a.m. 5th Grade Siyum
11 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat &
Board Installation Dinner
June 4 - 7:44 p.m. June18 - 7:49 p.m.
June 5 - Shelah - Lekha June 19 - Hukkat
2:00 p.m. Religious School Graduation & Reception June 11 - 7:47 p.m. June 25 - 7:51p.m.
June 12 - Korah June 26 - Balak
July 2 - 7:51p.m. July 17 - D’Varim
July 3 - Pinhas July 23 - 7:43 p.m.
july July 9 - 7:50 p.m.
July 10 - Matot-Masei
July 16 - 7:47 p.m.
July 24 - Va’et’hanan
July 30 - 7:38 p.m.
July 31 - Ekev
5 daily minyan times
Temple Offices Closed
Morning Minyan: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m.
Erev Tisha B’av
7:15 p.m. Minha/Maariv/Eicha Sundays & legal Holidays: 8:00 a.m.
Evening Minyan: Monday - Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 6:30 p.m.
Tisha B’av Saturday: Approximately 90 minutes before the
8:00 a.m. Shaharit/Eichal/Kinnot end of Shabbat
1:30 p.m. Special Minha
7:40 p.m. Daily Minyan Minha/Maariv
Legend: DN Dorff-Nelson Chapel
Pilch Pilch Hall
Friday Evening, June 4
Neshama Minyan and Kabbalat Shabbat,
6:30 pm, Pilch
Daily Minyan Service, 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel
Kindergarten Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:00 p.m.
Sanctuary, followed by dinner
Saturday Morning, June 5
Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library
Led by rabbi Sohn
9:15 a.m. Sanctuary. Led by rabbi Kligfeld
& Cantor Pflug
Lauren Kurtz will celebrate becoming Bat Mitzvah
9:45 a.m. Shaharit Pilch. Led by Rabbi Leider
Library Minyan, 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel
Friday Evening, June 11
Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m. Pilch, followed by BAIT Tefillah Monday, July 19 – Erev Tisha B’Av
TBA Board Installation dinner. 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch. Led by Rabbi Kligfeld See inside for details
Daily Minyan Service, 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel
Friday Evening, July 2 Tuesday, July 20 – Tisha B’Av
Saturday Morning, June 12 Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch See inside for details
Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel
Led by rabbi Sohn Friday Evening, July 23
Shir hadash, 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary, Saturday Morning, July 3 Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch
Led by rabbi Kligfeld & Cantor Pflug Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel
Monica Ramsey will celebrate becoming Bat Led by rabbi Sohn YABA Shabbat Dinner, 7:45 p.m.
Mitzvah. Shir hadash Saturday Morning, July 24
Library Minyan, 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary. Led by rabbi Kligfeld Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel Daniel reich will celebrate becoming Bar Mitzvah. Led by rabbi Sohn
BAIT Tefillah, 9:45 a.m. Pilch Library Minyan,
Led by Rabbi Ben Goldstein 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study
9:15 a.m. Sanctuary. Led by rabbi Leider
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel
Friday Evening, June 18 Nicole Haimpoor will celebrate becoming Bar Mitzvah.
Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch Library Minyan,
Daily Minyan Service, 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study
YABA Shabbat Dinner, 7:45 p.m., Pilch Roof Friday Evening, July 9
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel
Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch
Saturday Morning, June 19 Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel BAIT Tefillah
Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch.
Led by rabbi Sohn Saturday Morning, July 10 Led by rabbi Kligfeld
Shir hadash Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library
9:15 a.m. Adelson Hall Led by rabbi Sohn Friday Evening, July 30
Led by rabbi Kligfeld & Cantor Pflug Shir hadash Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch
Aaron Drooks will celebrate becoming Bar Mitzvah. 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel
Library Minyan, Library Minyan, Saturday Morning, July 31
9:25 a.m. Mishna Study 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel 9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel Led by rabbi Sohn
BAIT Tefillah BAIT Tefillah Shir hadash
9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch. Led by Rabbi Leider 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch. Led by Rabbi Leider 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary.
Friday Evening, June 25 Friday Evening, July 16 Library Minyan,
Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch Neshama Minyan, 6:30 p.m., Pilch 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study
Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel Daily Minyan Service 6:30 p.m. DN Chapel 9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel
Saturday Morning, June 26 Saturday Morning, July 17 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch. Led by Rabbi Leider
Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library Meditation Plus 9:15 a.m. Lainer Library
Led by rabbi Sohn Led by rabbi Sohn
Shir hadash Shir hadash All Shabbat Mornings
9:15 a.m. Sanctuary. Led by rabbi Leider & 9:15 a.m. Sanctuary Shabbat yeladim - Shabbat kids
Cantor Pflug Library Minyan,
10:00 a.m. 1-2 yrs. in Room 102;
Robert Malekan will celebrate becoming Bar 9:25 a.m. Mishna Study
Mitzvah. 9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel 2-3 yrs. in Room 103; 4-5 yrs. in Room 107
Library Minyan, BAIT Tefillah 10:30 a.m. 1st-3rd grade in Room 106;
9:25 a.m. Mishna Study 9:45 a.m. Services, Pilch 4th-6th grade in youth Lounge
9:45 a.m. Services, DN Chapel Led by rabbi Leider