Volume 89, Number 2
Shabbat Under the Stars
Inside this Issue
2 Rabbi’s Message
Became Temple Israel’s
2 Schedule of Services Shabbat Under the Roof
3 President’s Message
3 Cantor’s Message
4 Sisterhood News
4 School News
7 Cultural Arts Fund
It rained, and we cancelled Shabbat Under the Stars. Now it is
10 Community News November, and this is an evening for all ages:
11 Milestones & Condolences
You, your family, friends and fellow congregants.
11 Adult Education
Please come for Friday night Shabbat services and a chicken dinner, No-
12 Daily Minyan Schedule vember 6. Kabbalat Shabbat services will start at 4:20 p.m. and dinner at
Cost is only $12 per adult and $8 per child, with a family cap of $30. Are
you a vegetarian? Please let us know. Need financial assistance? Rabbi
TEMPLE ISRAEL Joe will help – just ask.
918 E. GIBSON ST
We look forward to having you join us. Call the Temple today to make
SCRANTON PA 18510 your reservations.
Shabbat - 20 Heshvan The Value of Mar Heshvan
Friday evening, November 6, 2009 This month is often referred to as Mar Heshvan, or “Bitter Heshvan.”
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:20 pm The name started because Heshvan comes right after Tishrei, a month
Light candles 4:37 pm full of holidays, and is itself devoid of any real celebrations. In addition,
Temple Shabbat Dinner 5:30 pm
Heshvan contains historical tragedies including Kristallnacht and the anniversary
Saturday, November 7, 2009 of the death of Yitzchak Rabin.
Bible & Bagels 8:30 am
Services 9:00 am I have come to appreciate Heshvan. Coming right after Tishrei, Heshvan is the
Parsha Pop 9:30 am month of new beginnings. We have admitted to and atoned for our sins. We have
Jr. Congregation 10:00 am begun the cycle of reading the Torah again. We go into the month with a clean
Minha/Ma’ariv 4:45 pm spirit and a rejoicing heart. We read parashiot with strong positive messages,
Havdalah 5:39 pm such as the reward for acting righteously (Noah), trusting in God (Lekh Lekha),
Shabbat - 27 Heshvan the need to treat guests well (Vayera) and the reward that comes with treating
Friday evening, November 13, 2009 strangers with kindness (Hayye Sarah).
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:15 pm
Light candles 4:30 pm Heshvan provides an uninterrupted period of time in which we can concentrate
on all of the ideas that we’ve been showered with during Elul and Tishrei - it is
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Bible & Bagels 8:30 am
our time to put into action all our good intentions.
Services 9:00 am Let this month of Heshvan be a time for all of us to grow and nurture our commu-
Parsha Pop 9:30 am nity and ourselves - through donations, through participation, through tzedakah,
Jr. Congregation 10:00 am through study and through prayer. I wish us all a sweet Heshvan.
Minha/Ma’ariv 4:40 pm
Havdalah 5:32 pm Rabbi Joe
Rosh Hodesh Kislev
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Shaharit 7:00 am Feeding the Homeless
Yasher koah to all who brought food and/or money to the Temple during our Kol
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Nidre food drive. From this one evening we sent $180 and cartons of kosher food
Shaharit 7:00 am
to Jewish Family Service’s food pantry, cartons of food to the United Neighbor-
Shabbat - 4 Kislev hood Centers of Lackawanna County’s food pantry on Olive Street, Safety Net
Friday evening, November 20, 2009 and ICC food pantries in the Hill section, and $54 to MAZON.
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:10 pm
Light candles 4:25 pm Don’t forget. We have a shopping cart in the Justan lounge, waiting to be filled
Saturday, November 21, 2009 with non-perishable food, paper products and toiletries. Here are a few ideas,
Bible & Bagels 8:30 am all for less than the cost of a candy bar:
Services 9:00 am Y Don’t hesitate to purchase items at warehouse stores, dollar stores and
Parsha Pop 9:30 am discount stores. Many items are kosher - if you buy non-kosher foods, they still
Jr. Congregation 10:00 am go to feed the hungry.
Minha/Ma’ariv 4:35 pm Y Do you look at store advertisements? When you do,
Havdalah 5:27 pm Y Look for specials on brand name canned vegetables.
Thanksgiving (office closed) Y Look for specials on pasta - most are kosher.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 Y Look for close-outs.
Shaharit 8:00 am Y Do you travel? You’ve already paid for the shampoos and soaps. We
will send these to the Women’s Resource Center.
Shabbat - 2 Kislev (office closed)
Friday evening, November 27, 2009
Minha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:05 pm Every month since November 2004, we have given a full box of kosher food to
Light candles 4:21 pm Jewish Family Services for its food bank plus all types of non-kosher products
Saturday, November 28, 2009 to the United Neighborhood Centers of Lackawanna County. It is this constant
Bible & Bagels 8:30 am giving that fulfills our obligation. Please continue to help.
Services 9:00 am
Minha/Ma’ariv 4:35 pm
Havdalah 5:23 pm
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I really enjoyed this year’s High Holy Day
I feel some trepidation in discussing the topic of prayer in a forum such as services. The preparation process was intense
this. After all, it is the most personal of all religious experiences. Each of and very productive. Our choir did a great job
us approaches prayer on an individual level. For me, there has not been a and improved significantly from last year. I am
straight path to my acceptance of the power of prayer. Like many of my very grateful to every member of the choir for
generation, I spent years both denying the importance of prayer and even singing with confidence. This contributed to the
doubting its relevance. I was, for a time, physically removed from all Jewish overall quality of the sound. I plan to continue
institutions while I went to school in Bologna, Italy. It was in the aftermath rehearsing with the choir throughout the entire
of personal loss that I re-discovered both the beauty and grace that prayer year. There are many other beautiful composi-
brings to life. That journey began with our daily minyan. A group of wonder- tions that we will learn in order to make next
ful men and women accepted me with open arms and loving kindness. That year’s services even more meaningful. There
provided me with guidance from their experiences and brought me peace. will be an additional program that the choir
I was, initially, reluctant to even attend the minyan. Through the years my Hebrew will perform at the Selichot service next year.
skills, which I never took too seriously as a religious school student, had dete- A great thank you to Rabbi Leibovitz, Cantor
riorated to the point of being non- existent. The first minyan I attended, I had to Wolkenstein, Howard Platt, Alan Firestone,
be prompted when to stand for kaddish. I could not keep up with the pace of the and Lou Nivert for reading the Torah on my
service and found myself just turning pages. But gradually, something wonderful behalf and giving me the opportunity to spend
happened. With the guidance and encouragement of all the regular minyanairs, more time with our choir. This also allowed
my ability to follow the service improved. Hebrew words began to have meaning me to save my voice for the long services.
and I sensed both a rhythm and majesty to the daily service. I started to feel part
of a greater religious experience. I mattered not only to those who were in my I would like to especially thank Lindsay Cohen for
own prayers but I also felt connected to my fellow Jews throughout the world. a beautiful Torah reading on the first day of Succot.
I really appreciate her dedication and hard work.
For over ninety years, we as a congregation have provided this special place
where all Jewish people are welcomed and have the opportunity to find God Before and during the High Holy Days
through prayer. The service itself is very informal and friendly. It is a wonder- Rabbi Mendelsohn has been very supportive
ful way to start your day or unwind for a few minutes on the way home. It all and very helpful. The services ran very
takes place in just 30 minutes. Friday evening services and Saturday havdalah smoothly because of our team effort.
are especially beautiful. Our snowbirds will soon be returning to their winter In the following season I look forward to working
homes and at this time of year attendance is always an issue. Rabbi and Louis with more of our members that actively partici-
Nivert are beginning a concerted effort to re-invigorate the minyan. We hope pate in services. I am always available and glad
that you will consider joining this special part of Temple life. Your participation to help anyone who has a desire to be involved.
in the daily minyan will help perpetuate a wonderful tradition and bring great Cantor V. Aronzon
joy and happiness to our extended religious community. In the words of Rabbi
Moshe Edelmen: The minyan does not need us, rather we need the minyan.
Michael Mardo, President
Kippa Amnesty Month!!
Come to our Daily Minyanim Do you have any of these little fellas hiding
Come support Temple Israel with your presence! Temple Israel is proud to in your dresser drawers? Suit pockets?
hold daily services, both morning and evening. You don’t have to read Torah, Glove compartments? Kitchen drawers?
read Hebrew or even pray – just being with us allows those in mourning to Once again Rabbi Mendelsohn is declar-
say kaddish and gives the community the opportunity to daven all the prayers. ing a kippah / yalmukeh / koppel amnesty.
Join us as we share rituals that have and will endure for centuries. Meet new Bring in all those head coverings you have
friends and greet old ones. Comfort someone in mourning or be comforted been collecting that belong in our bins –
in your grief. We make a place where one can talk with others and with God. once again to be worn during services or
See the back page of this Messenger for minyan times. in study and then worn home.
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I would like to thank everyone who helped with
our recent rummage sale, especially Barbara Our students have gotten off to a great start this school year! Over the past weeks
James who worked very hard with Shelly setting since our last newsletter, they have been busy learning about and observing
everything up. Our sales people were: Barbara Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah.
James, Adele Baldinger, Ana Davis, Charlotta They’ve put doing mitzvot into practice by preparing pomegranates & honey
Gurevitz, Marian Beckhorn, Sara Morris, Ellen for the congregation’s kiddush during the New Year, creating spice sachets for
McDade, Shirley S. Friedman, Linda Men- the havdalah service ending Yom Kippur, decorating the synagogue’s sukkah,
delsohn, Ruth Gelb, Rika Shaffer. and bringing in food donations for our local, needy food banks. In addition, the
children have been hard at work in their studies of tefilah, Ivrit and Judaica. Their
Thank you all for such a great job. We made
improving siddur and davening skills are becoming evident with each passing
a little over $1000, which was fantastic. All
Junior Congregation service.
proceeds go to support programs for our Hebrew
School. As always, please know adults are welcome to attend Shabbat services with their
children.We begin at 9:30 am with Parsha Pop, a fun revisiting of the week’s
parsha, followed at 10:00 am with a family-friendly junior service intended to
Marian Goldstein Beckhorn
be both educational and meaningful. Show your child you value Shabbat - make
it a special family time. Your actions will stick with them for a lifetime...let them
New Sisterhood Kiddush Menu know being Jewish is a pleasure and a priority in our otherwise busy, hectic
In order to serve our congregation better, Sis- lives...We look forward to seeing you soon! Kol tov,
terhood is offering a new selection of menus Minahelet Rena.
for our Shabbat Kiddushim. Honor someone’s Rhonda Levine, Education Director
special event, give a group gift or just sponsor
a kiddush because it is a great service Sister- Sisterhood Rummage Sale Committee
$125.00 - Our regular Shabbat Kiddush
$175.00 - Fancy cake and wine, coffee, tea
$225.00 - Cake and wine, coffee, tea and soda*
egg salad-crackers, gefilte fish,
vegetable with dip
$300.00 - Same as above with creamed
$350.00 - Same as above plus tuna fish and
$400.00 - Winter Kiddush (September to
All the above plus noodle kugel
*Fruit trays may be added upon request and
will be charged at market price. Rummage sale committe members Charlotta Gurevitz, Ellen McDade, Adele
All prices include food for 75 people. A Baldinger, Sara Morris, Shelly Garber prepare for customers. Absent from
surcharge will be added for each person over picture is Barbara James
75 in accordance with the type of kiddush.
Contact: Susan Jacobson 587-5964 (May to TREE OF LIFE
November) A gift of a leaf on our Tree of Life is a perfect way to honor family and
friends on the important occasions in their lives.
Phyllis Brandes 586-9498 (December thru For birthdays or anniversaries or other simchas,
April) call Carol Nogi at 587-5453
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PRAYER BOOK IN HONOR OF: Special birthday of Paul Alamar
IN MEMORY OF: Birth of a grandson to Robert & Laney Rosalie Engelmyer
Elynor Weiss Ufberg Ed Monsky selected Hatan Bereishit
Estelle Freedman Rhonda & David Fallk & family Gladys & Jack Suravitz
Ed Monsky selected Hatan Bereishit
ELAINE BERNSTEIN Paula Wasser M. L. HODIN
TEMPLE BEAUTIFICATION SCHOLARSHIP & ARTS FUND
FUND IRVING AND FRAYDEL IN MEMORY OF:
IN MEMORY OF: EISENSTAT LEADERSHIP Millie Gritz
Harold Engelmyer DEVELOPMENT FUND Susie & Scott Herlands
Pat Taylor & Don Bernstein IN MEMORY OF: Harriet Smertz
Sam Fischman Ed Fallick Eileen & Joseph Hodin
Pat Taylor & Don Bernstein Faye & Richard Bishop Elynor Weiss
Elynor Weiss Millie Gritz Eileen & Joseph Hodin
Jill & Howard Fragin Shirley K. Friedman IN HONOR OF:
IN HONOR OF: IN HONOR OF: Special birthday of Eileen Hodin
Bat Mitzvah of the granddaughter of Birth of a great-granddaughter to Bev Morty & Nancy Hodin
Lois & Bernard Dubin & Jerry Klein
Renee & Sam Schectman Faye & Richard Bishop NORMAN H. HOLLANDER
Birth of a grandson to Laney & Robert Special birthday of Ruth Justan MEMORIAL FUND
Ufberg Shirley K. Friedman IN MEMORY OF:
Phyllis & Ed Brandes Wife of Michael Albert
MICHAEL L. AND SARA R. Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
REBA & ART DOUGLASS GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP Hollander
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND FUND Mother of Aaron Albert
YAHRZEIT OF: IN MEMORY OF: Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Janice Fiegleman Elynor Weiss Hollander
Paula Wasser Barbara & Shelly Ehrenpreis Gloria Bryen
IN MEMORY OF: IN HONOR OF: Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Millie Gritz Marriage of the son of Mr. & Mrs. Hollander
Jill & James Linder & family James Orlando Husband of Mrs. Carmen Denard
Rhonda & David Fallk & family Barbara & Shelly Ehrenpreis Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Harriet Smertz Special birthday of Mrs. Frank Hollander
Joyce & Don Douglass Goldberg Millie Gritz
Elynor Weiss Barbara & Shelly Ehrenpreis Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Joyce & Don Douglass Hollander
Susan & Seth Linker HAPPINESS FUND Harriet Smertz
Paulette, Jay, Heather, Adam IN HONOR OF: Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Okun Engagement of the daughter of Mr. & Hollander
Mother of Steven Wolf Mrs. Robert Rosenberg Elynor Weiss
Paulette, Jay, Heather, Adam Barbara & Louis Nivert Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Okun Elaine Levy & Monroe Smith Hollander
RECOVERY WISHES TO: Engagement of the granddaughter of IN HONOR OF:
Tami Moritz Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rosenberg Engagement of the daughter of Atty. &
Emily & David Adler Elaine Levy & Monroe Smith Mrs. Alan Hollander
Harriet Rosenstein Birth of a granddaughter to Margaret & Ruthie, Joe, Neil, Allison, Max
Barbara & Louis Nivert Doug Sheldon Hollander
Phyllis & Ed Brandes
Barbara & Louis Nivert
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STEVEN B. LEVY FUND Paula Wasser Elynor Weiss
IN MEMORY OF: Helen Weiss Naomi & Paul Alamar
Annette Levy IN HONOR OF: Carole & Jim Cader
Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Best wishes to Barbara Maiman in her Madeleine & Kenneth Jacobs
Harriet Smertz new apartment Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo
Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Helen Pinkus Lil Levy & Irwin Kalisher
RECOVERY WISHES TO: Jill & James Linder
Harriet Goldman ALVIN NATHAN YOUTH Barbara & Louis Nivert
Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo FUND Lori & Morris Raub
IN HONOR OF: IN MEMORY OF: Andy & Lauren Ufberg
Birth of a granddaughter to Mr. & Mrs. Harriet Smertz Judy & Barry Warshal
Joel Levine Melba Nathan RECOVERY WISHES TO:
Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Elynor Weiss Justin Abner
Birth of a granddaughter to Margaret & Melba Nathan Rochelle & Howard Spizer
Doug Sheldon IN HONOR OF Norman Corsun
Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Michael Mardo becoming president of Carol & Harris Jacobs
Ed Monsky selected Hatan Bereishit Temple Israel Harriet Goldman
Sara Morris Melba Nathan Carol & Harris Jacobs
Alan Firestone selected Hatan Torah Tamar Moritz
Sara Morris TEMPLE FUND Carol & Harris Jacobs
YAHRZEIT OF: Margaret & Doug Sheldon
MILLER-MEISTER FUND Beloved husband Shep Goldberg Judy & Barry Warshal
IN MEMORY OF: Toni Alperin Goldberg David Propper
Gloria Bryen Beloved husband Merle Seeherman Carol & Harris Jacobs
Jan & Barry Weiss Harriet Seeherman Paul Rosenberg
Father of Lindsay Nataupsky Beloved father Simon Corner Naomi & Paul Alamar
Jan & Barry Weiss Harriet Seeherman Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo
RECOVERY WISHES TO: IN MEMORY OF: Judy & Barry Warshal
Ellen Edelsohn Harold Engelmyer Grandson of Mr. & Mrs. George Cottell
Marilyn & Bart Bartikowsky Claire Dubin Rochelle & Howard Spizer
IN HONOR OF: Edward Fallick IN HONOR OF:
Special anniversary of Dr. & Mrs. Burt Carlos & Terri Zukowski 50th anniversary of the Bar Mitzvah of
Benovitz Marvin Fine Richard Bishop
Marilyn & Bart Bartikowsky Carole & Jim Cader Harriet & Joe Schectman
Millie Gritz Alan Firestone selected Hatan Torah
MITZVAH COMMITTEE FUND Naomi & Paul Alamar Naomi & Paul Alamar
IN MEMORY OF: Ann Goldberg Rhonda & David Fallk & family
Alexander Singer Phyllis & Melvin Oram Meyer & Odessa Levine
Jack Singer, Molly Singer & family Charlotte & Marvin Pollack Debbie & Mark Pechersky
Millie Gritz Lori & Morris Raub Ed Monsky selected Hatan Bereishit
Rose Appel Harriet & Joe Schectman Naomi & Paul Alamar
Shirley & Marvin Averbach Carlos & Terri Zukowski Engagement of Sue Colombo & Mi-
Renee, Steve, Josh, Ali Bellin Marvin Marcus chael Diamond
Rosalie Engelmyer Irene Blum Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo
Ruth Greenfield Harriet Smertz
Madeleine & Kenneth Jacobs Carole & Jim Cader RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY
Mary Ann Masalonis Lil Levy & Irwin Kalisher FUND
Helen Miller Jill & James Linder YAHRZEIT OF:
Dottie & Avie Ruzi Barbara & Louis Nivert Beloved parents Tillie & Morris Dobrin
Rochelle & Howard Spizer Mildred Davis
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Beloved mother Ida Edelsohn Grandmother of Gary Severe Birth of a great-granddaughter to Bev
Renee & Sam Schectman Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn & Jerry Klein
IN MEMORY OF: Leah Ufberg Iris & Michael Mardo
Florence Block Reva & Earl Quint Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn
Bruce & Cindy Schoenberg Bruce & Cindy Schoenberg Birthday of Muriel Troy
Gloria Bryen Elynor Weiss Miriam Friedman
Reva & Earl Quint Naomi & Paul Alamar Engagement of the daughter of Mr. &
Harold Engelmyer The Meils Mrs. Robert Rosenberg
Reva & Earl Quint Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn Iris & Michael Mardo
Bruce & Cindy Schoenberg Renee & Elliot Schoenberg Engagement of the granddaughter of
Millie Gritz Rochelle & Howard Spizer Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rosenberg
Harlene Arenberg Mel & Marilyn Wolk Iris & Michael Mardo
Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn Moesha Ufberg Birth of a granddaughter to Margaret &
Bobbi & Ed Novick Gail & Mel Ufberg Doug Sheldon
Sydelle O’Neil Irving Zeigler Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn
Renee & Sam Schectman Reva & Earl Quint Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Rizzo
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg RECOVERY WISHES TO: Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn
Gail & Mel Ufberg Guitelle Dershowitz Alan Firestone selected Hatan Torah
Father of the Jones family Renee & Sam Schectman Renee & Elliot Schoenberg
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg Molly Grossinger Ed Monsky selected Hatan Bereishit
Stella Kanaszka Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Renee & Elliot Schoenberg
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg Jerry Klein Contributions to refill the food bank
Gertrude Pellegrino Bruce & Cindy Schoenberg The Gelb Foundation
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg Harriet Rosenstein Linda & Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn
Nellie Remetz Iris Liebman & Mike Mardo Avi & Dottie Ruzi
Sydelle O’Neil IN HONOR OF: University of Scranton
Harriet Smertz Michael Mardo becoming president of Rabbi & Linda Mendelsohn’s kind
Alan & Joy Firestone Temple Israel hospitality
The Meils Renee & Sam Schectman Harlene Arenberg
Rabbi Joe & Linda Mendelsohn Engagement of the son of Barbara & Rochelle & Howard Spizer
Marion & Pete Pearl & family Louis Nivert Birth of a grandson to Laney & Robert
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg Renee & Sam Schectman Ufberg
Renee & Elliot Schoenberg
CULTURAL ARTS FUND
Are you looking for a gift of distinction?
Remember the Cultural Arts Fund for a long lasting tribute for that special birthday, anniversary or event.
The Cultural Arts Fund of Temple Israel is the appropriate and different way of gift giving.
A donation plaque is a wonderful way to honor that special someone.
Interested? Call theTemple office at 342-0350
CULTURAL ARTS PLAQUE
The following will be inscribed on the Cultural Arts Plaque
In Memory Of
Mildred Gritz a Special Lady
From: Eileen Baine, John & Gayle Baine Brezak,
Donald & Carol Baine, Neil & Yaela Baine
September 26, 2009
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TEMPLE ISRAEL SISTERHOOD LEAGRAMS
We are ready with our Leagram list for December. Send anniversary and/or birthday greetings.
Please cooperate with the Leagram Chair, Penny Myers, The price of one Leagram used for multiple listings is $1.00.
A check payable to the Temple Israel Sisterhood or cash with your order is necessary.
Birthdays and Anniversaries Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
Birthday Date Anniversary Date
Barbara (Bonnie) Green 12/2 Dr. & Mrs. Michael Wolk 12/5
Carol Jacobs 12/4 Mr. & Mrs. Ward Goodman 12/16
Paul Rosenberg 12/5 Mr. & Mrs. David Adler 12/18
Bonnie Frank 12/5 Mr. & Mrs. Burton Greenwald 12/22
Mark Myers 12/7 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Corsun 12/23
Sam Rosen 12/7 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Green 12/26
David Weinberg 12/10 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Lipman 12/27
Jennie Levy 12/10
Marion Pearl 12/12
Lyuobov Flexer 12/14
Beverly Kanig 12/14
Gerry Sabsowitz 12/15
Irving Kaufman 12/15
Shirley Hollenberg 12/15
Carol Plotkin 12/16
Rochelle Land 12/17
Lillian Levy 12/19
Elynor Weiss 12/20
Harris Jacobs 12/22
Saul Kaplan 12/23
Robert Rosenberg 12/24
Robert Ufberg 12/28
Gladys Suravitz 12/28
Joseph Brown 12/28 PLEASE SEND A LEAGRAM TO THE PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES I HAVE
Dora Rosenberg 12/29 CIRCLED:
Sanford Cohen 12/30
SIGN MY NAME (AND MY HUSBAND’S ) ON THE
LEAGRAM AS FOLLOWS:
PER NAME, NUMBER OF NAMES
MAIL TO: PENNY MYERS
912 POPLAR ST.
CLARKS SUMMIT PA 18411
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Bible & Bagels
Minha/Kabbalat Parsha Pop
4:37pm Jr. Congregation
ends - turn Light candles 4:45pm
clocks back 5:30pm Minha/Ma’ariv
4:00 pm Executive 4:00 pm
Religious School Board Mtg. Shabbat Dinner 5:39 pm
Religious School Havdalah
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Bible & Bagels
1:00 pm 9:30am
Life in a Jar Parsha Pop
Performance at 10:00am
4:15pm Jr. Congregation
Mellow Theatre Minha/Kabbalat 4:40pm
4:00 pm 7:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30pm 5:32 pm
Religious School Board Mtg. Religious School Light candles Havdalah
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Bible & Bagels
Rosh Hodesh Kislev 9:00am
7:00am Shaharit 7:00am Shaharit Shabbat services
4:10pm Jr. Congregation
7:30 pm Shabbat Minha/Ma’ariv
4:00 pm Education Mtg. 4:00 pm 4:25pm 5:27 pm
Religious School at Temple Religious School Light candles Havdalah
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Office is Closed Office is
Closed Bible & Bagels
7:30 pm 9:00am
4:05pm Shabbat services
Interfaith Minha/Kabbalat 4:35pm
Thanksgiv- Shabbat Minha/Ma’ariv
ing Service at 4:00 pm 4:21pm 5:23 pm
Bethel A.M.E. Religious School Light candles Havdalah
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Additions to the High Holiday Edition of the Messenger
COMMUNITY NEWS Reba & Art Douglass Religious School Scholarships
Naomi & Paul Alamar - In memory of Rose & William Weiner, Rose & I.C.
Our Temple Joins Central City Ministerium Alamar
for Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Joseph Brown - In memory of beloved wife Mickie Brown
Please join the Central City Ministerium and the Elaine Levy & family - In memory of beloved parents Mary & Jacob Levy,
Scranton community as we offer God thanks for Lillian & Max Bielefeld
what we have Monday, November 23, at 7:30 Elaine Levy & family - In memory of beloved husband, father, grandfather,
p.m. This interfaith service is an important ex- great-grandfather Bernard Levy
pression of our attempts to unify Scranton - your Faye & Robert Rosenberg & family – In memory of parents & grandparents
presence will support that goal. The service will Sam & Helen Abrams
held at Bethel AME church on Washington Ave. Faye & Robert Rosenberg – In memory of nephew Joshua Cyncynatus
between Pine and E. Gibson. Karen & Leonard Scheck - In memory of beloved parents Lillian & Heine
Need Transportation to Temple?
Karen & Leonard Scheck - In memory of beloved parents Jennie Solomon &
Call a taxi on us!
Thanks to Yvette Brauner and her family, the
Karen & Leonard Scheck - In honor of the 85th birthday of Sidney Kaufman
Albert Brauner Special Needs Fund has been
established to help seniors in our congrega-
tion afflicted with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or Additions to the Book of Remembrance
other problems that affect their ability to live In Memoriam
independently of assisted living or nursing In Memory of Remembered
homes. The first use for this fund is a taxi All our loved ones Ruth Greenfield
fund. Temple Israel has an account with Meyer Dolitzky, Adeline Dolitzky, Dorothy Haas
McCarthy Flowered Cabs. If you would like Curt Haas, Eric Haas, Arlene Dolitzky,
to come to Shabbat services, adult educa- Muriel Greenfield, Gussie Sweetwood
tion or any other Temple function and need
transportation, simply call the company at
Additions to Sisterhood New Years Greetings
344-5000 and tell them you want to be taken to
Dr. & Mrs. Melvyn Wolk
Temple Israel. It’s as simple as that. The driver
will pick you up and the Temple will pay.
Hadassah presents Art of the Holocaust
Scranton Chapter of Hadassah will present Dr.
Josephine Dunn in a program Art of the Holo-
caust on Wednesday, November 11, at 1 p.m.
in the Linder Room of the Jewish Community Dear Rabbi Mendelsohn, Cantor Aronzon, Executive Board of Temple
Center, it was announced by Bobbi Novick, Israel, and Congregants of Temple Israel:
Chapter Facilitator At this time I would like to take the opportunity to thank any and all of the
The lecture will be illustrated with numerous membership of Temple Israel for bestowing upon me such a wonderful honor
slides. Dr. Dunn, Director of the Music and Art as Hatan Torah. When I looked at the board on the way to the main sanctu-
Departments at the University of Scranton, is ary on Shemini Atzeres, I paused and reflected to pay homage to the past
the author of numerous publications and curated recipients of this award. The list on the plaque consisted of a “Who’s Who”
two shows in 2009 on Classical Architecture in of Temple Israel. To receive an invitation to be on this list was such an aspira-
Scranton and Women and History in Northeast- tion the thought of which occupies one’s highest hopes in a lifetime. In the
ern Pennsylvania. Awards, grants and scholar- years to come I hope I can emulate all of the traits that Rabbi Mendelsohn ar-
ships she has received include a grant from the ticulated as the criteria for selection to this most high honor. This is an honor
National Council on the Humanities to study at that I will cherish and Simchas Torah will never be the same as this day will
the Oxford Center of Hebrew and Judaic Studies constantly reverberate in my memory.
A reception will be held following the event
Alan H. Firestone
which is open to the community. For reserva-
tions contact Elaine Utan 346-3693.
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Temple Israel Messenger
We take note of the following happy occasions and Temple Israel wishes to Why pay extra to learn? You don’t need fancy
express its congratulations to: titles or slick advertising - you need to know
how to live as 21st century Conservative Jews.
Sanford Cohen, on his special birthday.
Come join our adult education classes.
Alan Firestone, on being selected Temple Israel’s Hatan Torah.
Joy & Alan Firestone, on their son Evan graduating magna cum laude from
Synagogue Skills “Rabbi Joe” Mendelsohn
the University of Pittsburgh.
You don’t have to be able to bench press to lift the
Jayne Green, on her special birthday.
Torah. Being a gabbai takes both skill and knowl-
Eileen Hodin, on her special birthday.
edge. There’s even a correct way to proceed with
Harris Jacobs, on his special birthday.
the Torah on weekdays! Come and learn about
Ruth Justan, on her special birthday.
these positions Thursday, November 12, from
Irwin Kalisher, on the marriage of his granddaughter Gayle.
5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. or Sunday, November 15,
Bev & Jerry Klein, on the birth of a great-granddaughter Maya Presser.
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Edward Monsky, on being selected Temple Israel’s Hatan Bereishit.
Carol & Jack Nogi, on the marriage of their son Eugene.
Carol Plotkin, on her special birthday. Liturgical Hebrew Marshall Wolkenstein,
Robert Rosenberg, on his special birthday.
This course will concentrate on fluency in reading
Margaret & Doug Sheldon, on the birth of a granddaughter Elizabeth
Hebrew and understanding our most beautiful
and sacred prayers. Courses will be held in the
Rhonda & Steve Sugarman, on the marriage of their daughter Amanda.
chapel on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 p.m.
Laney & Robert Ufberg, on the birth of a grandson.
to 7:30 p.m. For beginning and intermediate
Torah, Haftarah, Megillat Esther & Eikhah;
Leading Shaharit, Minhah and Ma’ariv
Daily Cantor Vladimir Aronzon
CONDOLENCES Join our cadre of readers and leaders! Don’t
say, “I cannot do this.” You can! Learn any or
In memoriam, our Congregation observes the passing of loved ones and
all of the above at your own speed. Call Cantor
friends, and express its deepest condolences to:
Aronzon for appointments.
Mildred Cantor, on the death of her brother Seymour Lustig.
Shelly Garber, on the death of her mother Millie Gritz. Why pay for classes, when, as a member they
Family of Norman Rosenberg. are for free? Call the office to sign up for any
Alan Smertz, on the death of his mother Harriet. or all classes. Non-members: $18 per course.
Barry Weiss, on the death of his mother Elynor.
May their souls be bound up in the Bond of Eternal Life
Millie Gritz 1919-2009
Temple Israel and its Sisterhood mourn the passing of Millie Gritz. Millie was Thank you to all of you who made this High
a staunch supporter of our Sisterhood and its ideals. She managed Sisterhood’s Holy / Holiday season so successful!! Our
Leagrams, membership dues, and the New Years greetings. In 2007, she was staff, volunteers, leaders, ushers, coordinators,
most deservedly chosen Temple Israel’s Woman of Distinction. Millie helped presenters - you all made this season special.
in the Temple kitchen and office.The degree of dedication she displayed was I purposefully am not using names so I don’t
exemplary. She will be sorely missed. miss anyone; please know you all made a huge
We express our condolences to her daughters Shelly Garber and Sharon Kla- difference and I appreciate each and every
wansky, her brothers Samuel Firestone and Dr. Marvin Firestone, her sister one of you.
Helen Weiss, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
May her memory be a blessing.
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PERMIT NO. 462
Temple Israel Daily Minyan The Deadline for the December Messenger
will be November 2, 2009.
Make sure your article is ON TIME.
(Times change for holidays and Shab-
bat. Consult the Schedule of Sevices
inside the Messenger)
Life in a Jar
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Monday 7:15 a.m.
Tuesday 7:25 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday 7:25 a.m. 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:15 a.m. Mellow Theater
Friday 7:25 a.m.
OpeN tO the public
Free OF charge
Sunday - Thursday 5:45 p.m. General Seating but Reservations Required
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She wrote each of the children’s names and information on
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David Geffen, Ph.D. Rabbi Emeritus jar, locate the children and tell them of their true identities.
Vladimir Aronzon Cantor Co-sponsored by the Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Jewish Federation
Marshall Wolkenstein Cantor Emeritus of NEPA, Norma Jean Brobyn of Bloomsburg and Temple Israel of Scranton
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Ann Monsky Vice President
Elliot Schoenberg Vice President
Marvin Brotter Treasurer
Robert Rosenberg Finance Chair
Marian Goldstein-Beckhorn Secretary
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