Beth Reporter BETH REPORTER February 2001 Sh’vat/Adar 5761 wait! There’s more! Our Rabbis tell us that HaShem called all the trees together and inquired As I See Things… as to which one would volunteer its wood for the By Rabbi structure. And despite an excellent case made by the fig tree, the vine, the apple tree, the nut tree, Shawn Zell the Etrog tree, the willow, and the cedar, the thorn-bush is ultimately chosen. Thorn- bush, Crataegus monogyna— The next time you receive Temple corre- probably one of the most overlooked, when it spondence (look at the top of this page), you’ll comes to trees. And that’s a shame! Were it up to notice our logo. Those flames that represent the me, I’d go out on a limb this Tu B’Shevat, and no burning bush? It wasn’t just any bush that was different than the Chinese with their Year of the not consumed, as the Torah would have us be- Dragon, Monkey, etc., I’d proclaim it to be the lieve. It was the thorn-bush. And no fewer than Year of the Thorn-bush. And I base my choice not ten reasons are given for HaShem choosing the only on the very fact that the thorn-bush seems to thorn-bush through which to manifest Himself be so often supplanted and overshadowed by tall, (one reason was that HaShem, by speaking via a magnificent members of the same genus, but be- stunted, prickly thorn-bush wished to impress cause of its sheer importance when it comes to upon us, that He too suffers along with His Cho- our people’s past. To wit: sen People). Each Rosh Hashanah, we read how Hagar So, whether it be oak, ash, lemon or lime and child were sent away by Abraham (at Sarah’s or whatever tree you feel to be of importance, insistence), and how Ishmael (the child) was cast personally, I’ll root for the thorn-bush. off beneath a tree , once the food and water run Happy Tu B’Shvat to All! out. But that’s bush- league compared to what hap- pens to Asnat. Born to Dinah, Jacob’s one and only daughter, Asnat, the product of Dinah having BACK UP AND BOW been violated by Shechem, son of Hamor, was Upon completing the Silent Amidah, Judaism asks abandoned under a thorn-bush. Evidently, the that we take three steps back, bow to the left, bow shame and shanda was too much to shoulder. And to the right, and bow straight ahead. The three yes, from that thorn-bush, Asnat was transported steps back is our taking leave of holy ground to Egypt by angel express, no less, and adopted by (standing before HaShem making various request— Mr. and Mrs. Potiphar, a childless couple. And much the same as a servant takes leave of his mas- years later, Viceroy Joseph, when looking for a ter after a request session). wife, casts his eyes on...You guessed it! And, the Bowing to the left, then right? There are two oppos- rest, they say, is history. ing faces on either side of HaShem: mercy and Personally speaking, I have no idea about vengeance. We attempt to harmonize these two op- posing forces in life. Bowing straight ahead? Ac - the material used for the cross that was used to knowledging that harmony only exists through punish that man from Nazareth. Centuries earlier, HaShem. however, a cross made from the wood of a thorn- bush was built under Haman’s direction to be used as a gallows from which Mordechai would FEBRUARY TORAH DISCUSSION TOPICS: hang. Divine intervention made it so that Haman February 3 All For One and One For All ended up double-crossing himself and hanging February 10 What’s the Difference? from that very same thorn-bush gallows. But February 17 Your Day in Court February 24 Clues for Jews Page 2 BETH REPORTER who coordinate our events, but, in order to be able to maintain our engaging and informative programs, we From The are absolutely dependent on the financial support of our entire membership. Therefore, I am encouraging President all of you to support our Sanctuary Seat Dedication by On February 1 (15th remembering or honoring a loved one, or just simply of Shvat), we will celebrate Tu B`Shvat, or making a donation toward this worthwhile fundraiser. “The New Year For Trees.” Like a tree that is As we celebrate Tu B’Shvat, let us all resolve firmly planted in the soil with a strong and nu- to further strengthen the community we call Temple merous foundation of roots to support it, TBO/ Beth O’r/Beth Torah, so that we can continue to pro- BT provides the strong sense of community - vide ample enrichment and nourishment to our me m- the “soil” where our members can be enriched bers and the community-at- large. and nourished in a supportive growth environ- ment. B’Shalom, Those of you that attended our “Edith and Lauren Mark Lief Scholar–In-Residence Shabbaton,” can impart to our fellow congregants all that we Dear Congregants: learned from our guest lecturers, William Pursuant to the Constitution of TBO/BT you are Helmreich, noted author and Professor of Soci- hereby notified that the Nominating Committee will be se- ology and Judaic Studies at CCNY, and his wife, Helaine, an author in her right. Our lected at the meeting of the Congregation Board on February Men’s Club also conducted outreach and work- 12, 2001. Any member of our congregation, in good stand- shops on the mitzvah of laying tephillin. ing, may submit his/her name for consideration by the Board Adults and students alike were able to partake for membership on that committee, provided such notice is of this very meaningful project. February is a relatively quiet month for us, received by the Board prior to the February meeting of the but rest assured, we are extremely busy plan- Congregation Board. ning for a jam-packed March. Of course, we Howard Spialter, Nominating Committee Chair. look forward to spending time together during synagogue services throughout the week and on Shabbat; especially on February 9, when we will participate in a Tu B’Shvat Seder follow- SHABBAT ing Shabbat evening services. In addition, why ACROSS not take advantage of or participate in the many ongoing programs offered at our temple, such AMERICA as, our Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class, our Ulpan Friday, March 23 and Yiddush classes, maybe a “Lunch & Learn,” or a regularly scheduled meeting or Blessings, Ruach, Singing two of the various arms and committees of our Dinner: 6:30 PM shul. And please, when called upon to assist No Charge with Bingo, consider giving an hour or two of your time each month (Sisterhood will give do- Donations to TBO/BT are greatly nor credit). appreciated to help promote these types Always remember, the success of our programming is not only dependent upon our of events in the future dedicated professionals, staff and volunteers Must RSVP by March 15th, 2001. Rides are available. Please call the office. BETH REPORTER Page 3 Page 4 BETH REPORTER Sisterhood Sisterhood Special fund President’s Mazel Tov Message To: Zal Spialter in honor of his performance in Guys & Dolls From: Gloria & Richard Brown To: Alan Gordon in honor of his 70th birthday In February, we celebrate the holiday of Tu From: Gladys Blum B'Shvat, the birthday of the trees, on the 8th. Our To: Helene & Al Davis on their 25th anniversary Sisterhood calendar is quiet. However, national From: Judy & Steve Hurok events this month include Jewish Music Season To: Wendy & Alan Mandelbaum in honor of on February 10th and Sisterhood/Brotherhood Meryl’s Bat Mitzvah Week beginning on February 18th. From: Judy & Steve Hurok Condolences Purim is around the corner. Look fo r our mailing To: Shulamit Sebbag on the loss of her father regarding our wonderful Shalach Mones pack- From Elyse & Howard Spialter & Family ages. Please help support Sisterhood by returning Yarzeits your order forms quickly. Elyse Litt is chairing From: Joan Oberman in memory of Sidney Zim- this important fundraiser and is already busy at merman work with her committee. Last year she did an From: Shirley Wachter in memory of Dora Wa- outstanding job. Let's help her again this year. chter Shalom, Diane Goldstein Golden Books may be purchased once again RUMMAGE SALE from our Captains : APRIL 22, 12:30 TO 3 PM Volunteers needed. Sondra Caplan (732) 906-8718 Call Cindy Jay if you need to Evelyn Shulman (908) 276-6894 activate your donor credit number Betty Needleman (908) 769-7498 or to volunteer. (908)561-3392 The cost is $2.00 each. Payments for Golden Books should go to: Roz Shifrin Bend? Bow? 189 Middlesex Avenue Iselin, NJ 08830 Steps Forward or Back? Tel # (732) 283-4780 Come learn to feel more at ease at Shabbat Services At the SISTERHOOD STUDY BREAKFAST BOOK DISCUSSION Sunday, March 11, 2001 Sunday, March 4, 2001 10:30—11:30 A.M. 10:30 A. M. Temple Library Women & Men are encouraged to attend The Committed Life R. S. V. P. to Shirah Zell by March 4 By Rebbetzin Esther Jungries 732-574-9457 Discussion leader: Susan Lieberman BETH REPORTER Page 5 Tu B’Shvat Seder PASSOVER FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR Come Celebrate ORDERING AND PURCHAS- the New Year of the Trees ING FROM CHAI CUISINE Join us on Friday, More information will follow in February 9, 2001 the March Bulletin From Seder to Seder SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH Granted that we are still eating the fruit of Tu B’Shvat, but can the matzah of Passover be that far off? AT PASSOVER! Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah $125 for each Kiddush or any amount you feel comfortable with Annual Congregational Seder Please call Dan Shifrin or Al Davis Sunday night, April 8, 2001 for details 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2001, 10 A.M.– 1 P.M. The JCC of Central NJ and Temple Beth O’r/ Beth Torah, through a generous contribution from the Jewish Federation of Central NJ, will feature author and professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Samuel Freedman, as Scholar for a Day. His newest book, Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry is an exploration of the current internal struggle facing Jews in America today. Come and join this informative and educa- tional program. Join the TBO/BT fund-raising supporters by participating in the Sanctuary Seat Dedication. There are several options available: A pew for $1800, A seat for $180 A Donation without plaque (your choice of amount) We would like to see 100% participation in this event. The Sanctuary Seat plaques will be dedicated in a ceremony at the Membership Dance On Saturday evening, March 31 Call Gloria Brown @ 908-352-1207 or Lorraine Loshin @908-276-9481 Page 6 BETH REPORTER MEN'S CLUB wards USY/Kadimah activities as well as our Teen and Junior congrega- tions, and provides gifts to all our B’nai Mitzvah. The Prez Sez Ø Our Paid-Up Membership event (Kosher Chinese for you and your significant other as well as two passes to a first run movie) alone is worth the dues. (Movie tix are $9@ on average, coffee and dessert at Shalom Chaverim, any diner is at least $2.50@ and a Kosher Chinese meal has to cost at Hopefully, everyone has survived least $6.50@.) Add it up – it’s $36.00. the snowy January and as our Ø Programming is better than it’s been in recent years. We had Rabbi thoughts turn to T’u B’Shevat and trees, warmer Fellner with his video lecture series that was very well received, Casino temperatures will prevent a recurrence. Blizzard Night which was a rousing success (ask anyone that was there). Our first or not, Men’s Club was represented at services Dorney Park trip was greeted with excitement, and our Past Presidents’ that fateful Shabbat and we brought our families – Breakfast was enjoyed by all in attendance. Men’s Club Shabbat has there WAS a Minyan! been extremely well received in the last few years and the addition of As I write this we are beginning a new our “choir” last year added a touch of class that we are still hearing year, a new century, and a new millennium. If about. We are about to hear a gala concert performed by the Solomon ever there was a time for resolutions and new be- Schechter High School Choir and the upcoming Rabbi’s Forum will give ginnings, this is it. Personally, I want to review you a lot of food for thought as they answer “The Impossible Ques- those things I set in motion for correction during tions.” In recent years we also brought you Tuvia Singer in an all day the High Holidays and get back on track where I program on Fighting the Hebrew Christian Missionaries, Esther East strayed. As president of Men’s Club, I need to do from JFS speaking on Alcoholism in the Jewish Community, a program the same for the club. on Communicating Effectively with Your Teenagers (led by a clinical When I took the presidency in June of psychologist), and Jonathon Pollard’s sister speaking on the Pollard is- ’99 I set a goal of 150 paid-up members by the sue. time I left office (we had 76 then) – a lofty, but Ø We’ve had a trip to Atlantic City, several to see the Trenton Thun- not unattainable goal. We upped the number to 92 der play baseball and there are more planned. last year – a nice increase but not close to goal. It Ø Men’s Club had a bowling league once upon a time but it fell apart pains me to report that, a year later, we’re at the when not enough people wanted to participate. We also placed a pro- same 92. Frankly, I can’t understand how we can posal on the table to sponsor the shul’s softball team but no one ever got have 375+ family units but only 92 of them have a back to us. Men’s Club member. I must conclude that Men’s Ø Men’s Club members are active participants at Shabbat services Club is not seen as being important to the shul’s whether on Friday nights, Saturday mornings or both. In addition to functionality or you don’t feel we are providing Men’s club Shabbat, we take over at least one Friday night over the sum- the types of services, educational or social activ i- mer and we are footing a movement to get men (and women) involved ties that are of interest to you. I have reviewed with the mitzvah of tephillin. every aspect I can think of and this is what I come What else can we do? What els e should we do? What will it up with. take to get you to join us and even participate? You tell me – I’m all Ø Our dues are only $36.00/year and arrange- ears!!! ments can be made for anyone not being able to Frankly, I’d like to have our Men’s Club have a new beginning. afford that sum so it isn’t the money. I’d like to see us be a vibrant arm of the Temple performing services and Ø We provide services including: visiting the putting on programs that make people sit up and take notice. If we’re sick and elderly at the moshav z’kaynim; bringing going to attract new members (and we MUST do this), then we need to the special adults in our community to services make every single area of our Temple shine – services (ALL OF periodically; building and taking down the shul’s THEM!), Hebrew School, Sisterhood, Seniors, Young Couples and Sukkah each year; providing minyanim for fami- Men’s Club. The more we have to offer individually and collectively, lies observing a Shivah (as many as four at a the better chance we’ll have at competing for members with other local time!) so that Kaddish may be said; providing shuls. Will you help us in this arena? ushers for B’nai Mitzvah to maintain decorum and You missed some great programs in the past and just missed a keep the roving hordes corralled; providing a full great Paid-Up Dinner and Movie but don’t miss the boat. Send us your complement of ushers during High Holiday ser- membership dues and while you are at it, send us your ideas. There are vices to facilitate the services, maintain decorum, several vacated positions on our board so if you really want to see things assist with seating and aliyot, and assist with changed, here’s a way for you to change them. Remember, organiza- pledge cards, etc.; dishing up the ice cream and at tions are changed from the inside not the outside. Our Men’s Club, like the annual Purim Ice Cream Social; delivering the our shul, is a “can do” place. All that’s missing is you. Yom HaShoah candles; and others. B’Chaverut, Ø Men’s Club supports our children via the Pu- rim Carnival each year and donates money to- Al Davis BETH REPORTER Page 7 February 2- 4 - If you are attending USY’s Midwinter February 25 - Zonal Event - An Afternoon of Kinnus in Ocean, have a great time! Games: "Name that Tune" and "Who Wants to be a Jewish Millionaire?" sponsored by February 3rd - USY’s Regional Dance in Ocean. CLUSY. Time: 1pm - 2:30pm. Place: Temple Time: 8pm - 11:30pm. Cost: $7. Must RSVP to your Beth O'r/Beth Torah! Must RSVP to your advi- advisors if you are attending! sors! February 9 - Kadima’s Friday Night Service. If you Mark Your Calendar: are interested in participating, please contact Shawn March 2nd - USY’s Upcoming Friday Night Cammy 732-549-4725 or by e- mail: DX8812@aol. service : if you are interested in participating com. please contact USY’s Religious VP Bethany February 9 - USY’ers . Join us for USY’s Toons -for- Shiffrin 732-283-4780 or email@example.com if Teens Service. It’s a place where you learn USY interested in a part!! tunes and hang out! Time: 8pm at the Temple. Pick-up: For further information regarding USY con- 10pm. Must RSVP to David Corman or Steven Le i- tact: bowitz. Co-Presidents: David Corman, Phone: 908- February 11 - Scavenger Hunt for Kadima - Wood- 654-7163 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steven bridge Mall. Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm. Meet at the Car- Leibowitz, Phone: 908-232-5435 or e-mail: ousel! MUST HAVE ONE PARENT CHAPERONE email@example.com for further informa- PER TEAM! Must RSVP to your advisors! tion regarding Kadima contact Jordana Orn- stein, President, Phone: 908-355-8852 or e- February - 11 - Scavenger Hunt for USY - 3:30pm - mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy or 4:30pm. Woodbridge Mall. Meet at the Carousel! Debbie Freeman, your advisors- Phone: 908- February 17 - Kadima Dance in Flanders. Time: 964-8865 or on e- mail: email@example.com. 8pm - 10:30pm. Cost: $6. Must RSVP to your advi- No calls on Shabbat/Holidays or after 10PM sors! TEEN CONGREGATION USY SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS The next service will be held are available for approved programs such as USY on Wheels, Israel Pilgrimage, etc. Saturday, February 10th Applications are in the office. Deadline is at 9:30 AM. March 1. Irene Goldstein The Solomon Schechter Choir Concert WE ARE NOW ON-LINE! Sunday, February 11 th at Temple Beth O’r/ Beth Torah’s 7:30PM brand-new web site was officially launched at http://uscj.org/njersey/clark. at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah Page 8 BETH REPORTER Don’t Forget!! From the Principal’s Desk Wednesday, February 7, 2001 I want to thank all of you for your good Tu B’Shvat wishes and words of comfort as I experienced the loss of my beloved father A’H. Each class will conduct its own mini- It was, also, comforting to know that Hebrew School continued to function smoothly during my absence. Seder, do some planting, and have a con- This was because of my excellent teaching staff, as well as test with prizes, of course! the volunteer efforts on the part of the parents. Todah Rab- bah. Purim is Coming!!! As we continue on, this month we look forward to the Daled Shabbat on Friday, February 2, mini-Seders in each class on Wednesday, February 7, and the Congregation Sunday, March 4 — Purim Party/Seudah Tu B’Shvat Seder on Friday, February 9. Together with Brunch Rabbi Zell, I encourage all Hebrew School students to at- tend along with their parents. Thursday, March 8, 6:30 P.M.—Megillah Reading, Make Your Own Sundaes, & En- Shalom, tertainment Shulamit Sebbag, Principal Friday, March 9, 6:30 A.M.—Megillah Reading & Special Purim Treats Dates to Remember Friday, February 2—Daled Dinner Wednesday, February 7—Mini Tu B’Shvat Seders in each class Friday, February 9—Congregation Tu B’Sh Rachel Winograd Rachel is a Seventh vat Seder Grade Honor Student Sunday, February 18—No Hebrew School at John Adams Middle School, Edison who will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on Shabbat The Premier Israel Experience program, morning, February 3, Livnot U'Lehibanot 2001. She is a member announces of the Band and the Pen FREE TWO-WEEK TRIPS , INCLUDING AIRFARE, FOR 21-26 YEAR OLD YOUNG J EWISH ADULTS WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN Pal Club. She plays softball and attends theater TO ISRAEL WITH A PEER GROUP, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. camp and has studied dance for 9 years. Her Our upcoming program is February 11 - 25. Partic i- interests include playing the drums and chatting pants will engage in challenging hikes off the beaten with friends on the computer. Rachel was cho- track, learn about their Jewish roots, and contribute to sen to play on the Allstar Traveling Softball meaningful community service projects. Team for the last 3 seasons. She is looking fo r- For additional information about the trip, including a ward to the responsibilities of becoming a Jew- sample 2-week schedule, visit the website at www. ish adult. Mazel Tov to her parents, Roy and livnot.org.il, or contact Livnot U'Lehibanot at 1-888- Marilyn Winograd, her brother, Daniel, her LIVNOT-0 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can grandmother, Edith Winograd, and her grand- register on-line. Contact office for further details at parents, Norma & David Wein. 972 2 679 3491, fax: 972 2 679 3492 Page 9 BETH REPORTER Scott, & Britty Cohen; Flora Mae Weiss; Lauren & Bill Falk & Family; Helene & Michael Miller To: Carol Gerald on the loss of her father Mazel Tov From: Laurie & Larry Marcus To: Lynne & David Brotman for Michelle’s Bat Mitzvah From: Elyse, Reed, & Jake Altholz; Gloria & Richard Brown; To: Diane Goldstein on the loss of her father JoAnn, Sam, Jason, Scott, & Britty Cohen; Helene, Al, Orin, & From: Barbara, Jay, Holli, & Dara Van-Wiemo kly Michelle Davis; Claudia & Andrew Dorsch & Family; Lauren, To: Sidney Goldstein on the loss of his sister Bill, David, Evan, & Alex Falk; Bob, Joleen, & Marc Fridson; From: Arthur & Adeline Gesten, Roz & Herb Dube, Ev- Diane, Michael, Josh, & Amanda Goldstein; Sidney Goldstein; eline & Morris Roth Jdy & Steve Hurok; Paula & Paul Hymanson; Hinda & Jerry Kaplan & Family; Jack & Susan Lieberman & Family; Sue & To: Diana Lazaruk on the loss of her mother Ben Margulies From: Barbara, Jay, Holli, & Dara Van-Wiemokly To: Al Davis on becoming Man of the Year To: Barbara Muhlgeier on the loss of her mother From: Arthur & Adeline Gesten From: Laurie & Jack Marcus, Flora Mae Weiss, Gary & Henri Rosen & Family, Joleen, Bob, & Marc Fridson, To: Mr. & Mrs. Irving Kersner for their grandson’s, David, Bar Debbie & Scott Seidman & Family, Lauren & Bill Falk, Mitzvah Diane & Michael Goldstein; Cindy, Bobby, Adam, & From: Bunny & Ralph Confino Evan Jay; Barbara, Jim, David, & Michael Segala; Elyse, To: Mr. & Mrs. David Koerner for Melissa’s Bat Mitzvah Reed, & Jake Altholz From: Gladys Blum To: Mitch Nadler on the loss of his father To: Sue & Ben Margulies in honor of their granddaughter, From: Laurie, Larry, & Jack Marcus Alanna To: Sarah Reinholtz on the loss of her mother From: Jean & Richard Corman, Morris & Eveline Roth From: Helene, Al, Orin, & Michelle Davis; Joleen, Bob, To: Sue & Theodore Moreines on the naming of their daughter & Marc Fridson; Jean & Richard Corman; Barbara, Jay, From: Eveline & Morris Roth Holli, & Dara Van-Wiemokly; Elyse, Reed, & Jake Alt- holz; Carla & Michael Rockcliff; Gina & Ken Fried- To: Thelma & Art Purdy on their 50th Wedding Anniversary lander; Joann & David Goldstein; JoAnn, Sam, Jason, an, From: Sandi & Irv Gleitm Sylvia Lipson, Morris & Eveline Scott, & Britty Cohen; Jack & Susan Lieberman & Fam- Roth, Miriam & Marty Levine ily; Helene & Michael Miller; Judy & Steve Hurok To: Harriet & Justin Rothschild on the birth of their grandson, To: Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reitman on the loss of their sister Jason From: Arthur & Adeline Gesten, Esther Lehner From: Flora Mae Weiss; Helene, Al, Orin, & Michelle Davis; Sidney Goldstein To: Rona Wexler on the loss of her father, Bernard Wex- ler To: Mr. & Mrs. R. Schlossman for the Bart Mitzvah of their From: Diane & Michael Goldstein & Family, Carla & granddaughter Michael Rockliff; Harold Presser; Joleen, Bob, & Marc From: Gladys Blum Fridson; Gina & Ken Friedlander; Sarah & William Rein- To: Roseanne & Alvin Skopp on the birth of their grandson holtz; Elyse, Reed, & Jake Altholz; Sidney Goldstein; From: Lauren & Bill Falk & Family; Judy & Steve Hurok; Lauren & Bill Falk & Family; Joanne & David Goldstein; Carla & Michael Rockliff; Gloria & Richard Brown; Sidney JoAnn, Sam, Jason, Scott, & Britty Cohen; Hinda & Jerry Goldstein; Sue & Ben Margulies; Kare, Ian, David, & Steve Kaplan; Sylvia & Aaron Margolies Langer; JoAnn, Sam, Jason, Scott, & Britty Cohen Speedy Recovery To: Sharon & Wayne Traub on their new home To: Lou German From: Debbie & Scott Seidman & Family From: Adeline & Arthur Gesten To: Gene White & Ellen Cohen for Ari’s Bar Mitzvah From: Elyse, Reed, & Jake Altholz; Gloria & Richard Brown; JoAnn, Sam, Jason, Scott, & Britty Cohen; Lauren & Bill Falk & Family; Diane & Michael Goldstein & Family; Jack & Susan Lieberman & Family The Beth Reporter is now being Condolences published by the office staff. Please To: Herbert Dube on the loss of his brother, Harry make sure you submit all articles and From: Arthur & Adeline Gesten; Diane & Michael Goldstein; Paula & Paul Hymanson; Harold Presser; JoAnn, Sam, Jason, notices by the 15th of the preceding month. BETH REPORTER Page 10 Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: MAZEL TOVS to: Bob Lapidus on his selection as *Anonymous the community representative for A. L. Johnson HS *Norman Brotman, In honor of granddaughter Mi- Middle States Evaluation committee; Maxine & chelle's Bat Mitzvah Donald Paris on the marriage of their son, Brian, to *Laurie & Larry Marcus, in appreciation & thank Karen Suissa & his graduation with a Doctorate in you to Rabbi Zell Chiropractics; Diane & Allan Richman, on the en- *Ida Mandel, in memory of daughter, Sharon gagement of their daughter, Elaine, to Elliot Rand; *Milton & Lorraine Loshin for Nathan Loshin's Roy & Marilyn Winograd on the Bat Mitzvah of Yahrzeit their daughter, Rachel *Jacob & Frances Rubinstein for Yizkor *Dave & Bea Wolman for Jacob Wolman’s Yarzeit CONDOLENCES to: Ann Levine, on the passing of her brother, Nathan Bassman; Phyllis Chanin, on Yahrzeit Fund: George Austrager, Martin Ax- the passing of her husband, Paul; Shulamit Sebbag, elrad, Alan Davis, Claudia Dorsch, Arleen Duchin, on the passing of her father, B’Chor Natan Isbia Esther Ducoff, Lisa Edles, Pauline Feibush, Martin Fink, Fred Fisher, Edith Gittleman, Joyce Goldberg, Lois Kawut, Freida Kovar, Cecilia Lobato, Betty Unger Needleman, Barbara Plotkin, Lawrence Rie- ONEGS, KIDDUSHES & SEUDAHS mer, Eli Robbins, Marvin Rubinstein, Arthur Shalit, RECENTLY SPONSORED BY: Sarah Sofman, Nettie Stein, Dorothy Tankel, Muriel Ruth Gold, in honor of her granddaughter, Sarah Tannebaum, Vivian Vogel, Sidney Wilchins, Sylvia Emily Gutman’s, naming; Wendy & Alan Mandel- Wolkin, Myrna Young baum in honor of Meryl’s Bat Mitzvah; Jeffrey & Florence Berman in honor of Michelle’s Bat Mitz- Dr. Alred M. Schulman Memorial vah; Sisterhood; Congregation. Library Fund: Helene & Michael Miller Minyan Breakfast Fund: Ruth Dengrove in memory of Irving Dengrove; Rose Tannenbaum SIMCHA TREE LEAVES Sol Sern Memorial Fund: Anonymous, ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE Debbie Friedman in memory of brother Barry AT $180 EACH Kelner This is a wonderful way to honor Bar/Bat Mitzvot, Weddings, Anniversaries, special TEMPLE BETH O’R/BETH TORAH FUND birthdays, births. Please call the Temple office to reserve your leaf Barbara & Jay Van-Wiemokly in memory of the fa- ther of Susan Horwitz and in honor of Maxine & Don Paris’ son’s wedding; Ann & Fred Goldstein in honor of Hilda Moses’ special birthday; Dr Noah Chivian in memory of Paul Chanin; Alison & When That Time Comes, God Forbid Stanley Reus in memory of Paul Chanin Should it happen that there is a loss in the family and you wish to have Rabbi Zell officiate, please contact him regarding setting a time before THANK YOU BOX speaking with the funeral chapel. This will mini- Shulamit Sebbag wishes to thank everyone for all their mize scheduling difficulties. kind thoughts and wishes during this difficult time. MEN’S CLUB PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 5TH ANNUAL SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2001 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. GAMES — FOOD — PRIZES PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE TEMPLE OFFICE UNTIL MARCH 1 $12 WORTH OF TICKETS FOR $10.
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