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Alon M A R C H 2 0 1 0 / A D A R - N I S S A N 5 7 7 0 N E W S L E T T E R Volume 34 • Issue 7 DIVREI HARAV: MESSAGE FROM RABBI KAPLAN DATES TO REMEMBER “Costco is Target 3/1 SHUSHAN PURIM of Boycott for Selling 3/2 Israeli Products” L 6:00 PM GR 6 & 7 DINNER CLUB 3/4 ike many of you, I enjoy shopping at my local Costco mem- 7:30 PM CANTOR MUSICAL PROGRAM - SESSION 2 bership store. I even find the experience entertaining! 3/5 Invariably, I meet others from the Temple who frequent the 6:30 PM 5TH GRADE DINNER 7:30 PM SHABBAT SERVICES LED BY 5TH GRADE place more ofter than I! Therefore, I devote this monthly Rabbi's 3/6 ALON Article for your attention. 11:00 AM TORAH STUDY I received this message recently from a synagogue in Fort 3/7 Worth, Texas and felt compelled to share it with our congregation in REGIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL (OFF-SITE) BATY BINGO @ BALDWIN OAKS the hope that you will be informed of the attempts being made to have 9:30 AM BAGEL SALE Costco discontinue selling products from Israel. In addition, a 10:00 AM ADULT HEBREW IN LIBRARY group from Canada has formed a Boycott Israel website which you 3/11 12:00 PM LUNCH & LEARN can see at http://buycottisrael.ca/alerts/actions/buycott-israel-sup- 3/12 port-costco/. 7:30 PM SHABBAT SERVICES For years, we have learned about international academic and 3/13 cultural boycotts of Israeli scholars, physicians, scientists, lawyers, 10:30 AM BAR MITZVAH - STEVEN TARR musicians, athletes and other talented Jewish leaders in university, 6:00 PM PROSP. MEMBER FAMILY PIZZA & HAVDALAH (OFF- SITE) medicine, law, theater and sports in the United Kingdom, Europe, 3/14 Africa and Asia. I have urged verbal and written action against these 9:00 AM MEMBERSHIP RETREAT travesties many times before. 12:00 PM BATY BOARD MEETING Now I am troubled to report that the latest assault on Israel has 3/19 7:30 PM SHABBAT SERVICES-SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE jumped across the Atlantic and has targeted the American store, 3/20 Costco. The chain has tremendous marketing appeal in hundreds 10:00 AM SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE of locations. 3/21 According to these anti-Semites, Costco is guilty of selling 9:30 AM BAGEL SALE Israeli-grown clementines, the tasty seasonal fruit so familiar to us, 3/25 imported during the winter months. The boycott has a website and 6:00 PM WOMEN'S SEDER has volunteers recruiting and instructing people on what they can do 3/26 to encourage Costco to stop the sale of Israeli goods. Below is a 7:30 PM SHABBAT SERVICES HONORING SENIORS mass circulating e-mail which offers advice as to whom to contact at 3/27 5:00 PM FAMILY BINGO, PIZZA & HAVDALAH Costco: 3/28 "Such a simple action! I called 425-313-8100 and spoke with 10:00 AM SCHOOL CHOCOLATE SEDER Mark DeCosta in produce. I told him that I was calling because I saw 3/29 that Costco was selling clementines from Israel. I explained very TA'ANIT BECHOROT; EREV PESACH Continued on page 6 P. O . B o x 5 3 0 5 • 8 7 9 S o u t h B e v e r w y c k R o a d • P a r s i p p a n y, N e w J e r s e y 0 7 0 5 4 TEMPLE BETH AM DIRECTORY * Board of Trustees President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Sobel* . . . . . . . . . . .973-983-9616 1st Vice President . . . . . . . . Sally Glick* . . . . . . . . . . .908-647-6544 2nd Vice President . . . . . . . . Julie Friedberg* . . . . . . . .973-394-0906 Financial Secretary. . . . . . . . David Kay* . . . . . . . . . . . .973-263-0581 Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Beloff* . . . . . . . .973-515-9666 Recording Secretary . . . . . . Ruth Hochman* . . . . . . . .973-402-4663 Parliamentarian. . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Morrison* . . . . . . . . . .973-540-0351 Sisterhood President . . . . . . Marcia Mauro* . . . . . . . . .973-538-1083 Men’s Club President . . . . . . Brian Finn* . . . . . . . . . . . .973-361-6995 C O M M I T T E E C H A I R P E R S O N S Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Jacoby . . . . . . . . . .973-503-0757 TEMPLE OFFICE Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . Abram Kirschenbaum* . . .973-299-2152 973-887-0046 Adult Mitzvah Program . . . . Alan Tarr* . . . . . . . . . . . . .973-227-4778 ALON Design . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Nussbaum Giercyk .973-586-1883 TEMPLE FAX ALON Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Finchler* . . . . . . . . .973-515-1206 973-887-9386 B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator . . Dana Sobel* . . . . . . . . . .973-983-9616 Book Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Tiedrich . . . . . . . . . .973-627-0154 TEMPLE E-MAIL email@example.com Caring Committee . . . . . . . . JoEllen Grossman . . . . . .973-386-9154 Community Relations . . . . . . Robert Marlin . . . . . . . . . .973-887-0818 Rabbi Ronald Kaplan Cultural Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Lowy* . . . . . . . . . . . .973-627-1565 973-650-5256 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhonda Jacoby* . . . . . . . .973-503-0757 (confidential e-mail messages Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhonda Jacoby* . . . . . . . .973-503-0757 firstname.lastname@example.org) Historian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvey Hockstein . . . . . . .973-887-8461 Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harold Vex* . . . . . . . . . . .973-887-7593 973-993-8070 Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ira Decker . . . . . . . . . . . .973-386-1376 Membership Co-Chair. . . . . . Robbi Cantor* . . . . . . . . .973-887-1983 EDUCATOR Membership Co-Chair. . . . . . Bruce Goldman . . . . . . . .973-784-3947 Heather Schweizer Nominating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open 973-983-9183 Onegs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayla Kolton . . . . . . . . . .973-335-6944 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara McCloskey . . . . .973-625-9416 Marc Colton Ritual Co-Chair . . . . . . . . . . . Renee Grasso . . . . . . . . .973-928-2906 973-722-2358 Ritual Co-Chair . . . . . . . . . . . Joyce Marlin* . . . . . . . . . .973-887-0818 TEMPLE WEBSITE Scrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cindy Lipton . . . . . . . . . . .973-539-6524 www.tbaparsippany.org Shiva Minyans . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Akst . . . . . . . . . . . . .973-586-0121 Social Action/M-Day . . . . . . Jen Willmot . . . . . . . . . . .973-784-3287 HONORARY TRUSTEES Soup Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayla Kolton . . . . . . . . . .973-335-6944 Past Presidents: Marc Colton . . . . . . . . . 973-722-2358 Strategic Planning . . . . . . . . Eric Friedberg . . . . . . . . .973-394-0906 Sheldon Eichenbaum . . 973-299-9341 Tree of Life & Yahrzeit PlaquesTemple Office . . . . . . . . . .973-887-0046 Ellen Reiber . . . . . . . . . 973-386-1267 Bruce Samitt. . . . . . . . . 973-299-9811 Tributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marvin Harris . . . . . . . . . .973-263-0820 Michael Scher. . . . . . . . 973-335-2274 Ways/Means (Fundraising) . . . . . . . Dana Sobel* . . . . . . . . . .973-983-9616 Joyce Marlin . . . . . . . . . 973-887-0818 Webmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marc Colton* . . . . . . . . . .973-722-2358 Youth Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Burge* . . . . . . . . . .973-335-0723 C A N T O R ’ S C O R N E R I dress appropriately when we n this article I would like to talk about something I go to temple. Don’t forget, our really like - fashion. children learn from us as well. It is essential that we dress When I received my first invitation to a party, I was conservatively and in a manner befitting the sanctity of surprised to see that there was a reference to a dress a house of worship. code. There is no specific dress code in Russia or We wear the talit as a way to remember the 613 Israel, where I used to live. In Russia, people always commandments. Given its symbolism and religious dress up, and in Israel, they dress down. attributes, a talit should be worn over covered shoul- On a return trip to St. Petersburg, I was surprised ders and is not meant to cover bare shoulders in a by how things had changed since I was last there. For strapless dress. example, many restaurants ran the most current seg- In the Torah, there are a few references that cover ment of FTV, a fashion channel in Europe that airs proper “dress code” for cohanim, the priests. “These 24/7. At cafes and bars, men wore suits and women are the vestments they are to make: a breast piece, an wore dresses with high heels (in Russia women wear ephod, a robe, a fringed tunic, a headdress, and heels in rain or snow). sash…they, therefore, shall receive the gold, the blue, I was warned by a relative before I left for St. purple, and crimson yarns, and the fine linen.” Exodus Petersburg to make every effort to blend in so that I 28:4-5. It is fascinating that G-D gives a detailed would not be perceived as a tourist. To my surprise, I description of the priest’s outfit. It shows the impor- stood out from the crowd. However, it was for the oppo- tance to G-D of proper clothing during the worship. site reason - I was completely underdressed. In the Torah it says: ”Sanctify Shabbat.” Sages When I lived in Israel, I eliminated skirts from my explain this phrase in the Talmud in the reference to wardrobe. In Israel, a woman that wears a skirt is per- how one should dress for Shabbat: “…your Shabbat ceived as datia, an observant Jewish woman. That clothing should not be like your weekday clothing.” explains why most Israeli young women wear mostly (Talmud, Shabbat 113a) pants. In some communities, there is a tradition to wear In every society, there is a dress code – one which white clothes on Shabbat. At Camp Harlam, this tradi- is tailored to the customs and traditions of the people tion has been observed for many years. When we and the culture. When we come to the synagogue, we enter the sanctuary, it is important to prepare our mind know that we should dress appropriately. In the Torah, and spirit to open up towards prayer. I think that the it is emphasized that for Shabbat we should wear our way we dress for services helps to set the mood to finest cloth to welcome Shabbat HaMalkah, The connect to G-D. Sabbath Bride. Happy Purim, In our day and age, there is a tendency towards a Cantor Inna Serebro Litvak more casual style. I think it remains essential that we email@example.com SCHOLAR-IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2010 CHOLAR IN ESIDENCE ROGRAM On March 19, 2010, Barbara Lerman will address the congregation of Temple Beth Am as part of our annual Scholar-in-Residence program. She will speak about using food to live by and to teach Jewish values. Ms. Lerman is the director of Hazon, a New York-based organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable Jewish community and a healthier and more sustainable world for all. A luncheon is also being planned for Sunday, March 21, 2010 to provide a hands-on approach to the use of food to build community in Jewish settings. Please save the dates! 3 PRESIDENT’S MESS A G E C hai, one of the greatest symbols of Judaism and all that our Jewish culture represents, lit- erally translates as “living.” Chai is most rec- ognized as the root of the word “chaim,” the term for “life.” While frequently used as a toast or to express at once or in installments through the end of our fiscal year. Our budget sets a goal to obtain eighteen members for the Chai Society and, with nine commitments already good wishes, “L’Chaim,” Chai takes on another impor- (see insert of Chai Society members), we are halfway tant meaning here at Temple Beth Am. toward achieving that goal. Last year, TBA began a leadership giving recogni- So, as we personally reach out to you, I am ask- tion campaign – The Chai Society. Those who partici- ing you to consider setting a strong example for your fel- pate in the Chai Society represent a dedicated group of low congregants and agree to join Temple Beth Am’s Temple members willing to make a significant monetary Chai Society. Please speak to Rabbi Kaplan or myself contribution, above and beyond paying dues. Being a to learn more about how your contribution to the Chai part of the Chai Society means you are a philanthropic Society can make a difference. We will be happy to leader, helping breathe life into the financial stability of explain how your gift ensures outstanding program- Temple Beth Am and setting a good example for other ming, educational excellence, spiritual leadership and a capable people to follow. vibrant Reform Jewish Community. The great Jewish philosopher Maimonides taught No better Hebrew word could have been chosen that among the highest levels of giving is to offer as the name for this group. The collective generosity of Tzedakah not knowing who will be the beneficiary of Chai Society members is about our Temple's life, about your generosity and, not letting people know you offered sustaining it and about making the Beth Am community it. In other words, giving anonymously. While I don’t life meaningful for others. With their influence and lead- disagree with this great philosopher’s teachings, I would ership, they set high standards and have taken the ini- argue that one who gives and, at the same time, moti- tiative to encourage others to do more. vates others to follow their lead, provides a gift that keeps giving and which is also at the very highest level Chai -- 18 members -- $1,800… It all makes of generosity. sense. L’Chaim!!!! We are now beginning our Chai Society campaign Alan Sobel for the current fiscal year, and I ask you to consider sup- President porting our efforts. Membership in the Chai Society is 973.994.9494 open to anyone that makes an unrestricted contribution firstname.lastname@example.org to Temple Beth Am of $1,800. You can elect to pay it all 2009-2010 C HAI S OCIETY M EMBERS Marilyn & Steve Beloff Marcia Mauro Ed Bindel Rabbi Ronald Kaplan & Rabbi Randi Musnitsky Sally Glick Dana & Alan Sobel Ruth & Ted Hochman Ron & Melanie Vandervalk As of 2/10/10 Dr Wendy Livingston & Dr Abram Kirschenbaum We thank these members for their additional dues donation of at least $1,800 4 R E L I G I O U S S C H O O L T hank you to all the parents who joined us for Tu B’Shevat. Blue Box Bob from the Jewish National Fund came to visit, and we dis- cussed the importance of trees in our daily lives and why we need to take care of the environment. All stu- The Book Buddy Bunch program is underway. Congrats to Rebecca Reagan for being the first student to submit a book report! All students who participate in dents received Tzedukah boxes so they, too, can sup- the program will receive a pizza party at the end of the port JNF. Blue Box Bob will come visit again in April. year! The student who reads the most books will All students are to return their boxes, and the Religious receive a prize! School will make a donation to JNF in their honor. During the month of March, Coach Randy will be The 6th graders attended Mitzvot of Metrowest at coming to Temple Beth Am Religious School to speak the JCC to learn about the many organizations that are with our sixth to tenth graders about Jewish Identity, worthy of their support. It was wonderful to hear their Anti-Semitism, Peer Pressure and strategies to deal excitement as they discussed with their parents and with these important issues. Parents are encouraged classmates their ideas for their Bnai Mitzvah Mitzvah to attend with their children. This is a program that Projects. should not be missed! Coach Randy will speak with Our 6th graders led us in worship in January. the sixth and seventh graders on Tuesday, March 23 They worked hard to prepare and did an outstanding and he will meet with the eighth to tenth graders on job. Their parents, teachers and congregants should March 9. be proud of what they have accomplished. Thank you B’shalom, to Morah Fariba, Morah Terri and Cantor Inna for help- Morah Heather ing our students prepare. Education Director The highlight of the month was when Yotam Zach email@example.com spoke with our students about his pictorial exhibit “Through the Eyes of Lior.” The students had the opportunity to view the pictures and then ask questions regarding life in the IDF (Israeli Army). If you have not done so, this is a great opportunity to have a discus- sion with your children. Dates to Remember Friday, March 5 Community Shabbat Dinner and 5th grade service Tuesday, March 9 Coach Randy 8th to 10th graders Tuesday, March 23 Coach Randy 6th and 7th graders and Confirmation Academy Chocolate Seder Sunday, March 28 Chocolate Seder Tuesday, March 30 – Thursday, April 8 No School Morah Heather leads a great Tu B’Shvat Sedar 5 MIRIAM’S SEDER Sisterhood presents Miriam’s Seder on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM Please join Rabbi Randi Musnitsky and Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak as they present the Passover story through the eyes of the women of the Exodus. Bond with them and all Jewish women through song, dance, and a full kosher Seder. $36.00/adult, $18.00/child under 12. RSVP: Marcia Mauro firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Willmot email@example.com. No reservations will be taken after Sunday, March 21. 2010 SHABBAT AROUND THE WORLD Featured County: India Natahah Kehimkar will speak about growing up Jewish in India. Natasha Kehimkar is a Bene Israel Jew. The Bene Friday, March 12 Israel community traces its origins to the western coast of India near Bombay (Mumbai) and is the largest of 7:30 PM three Jewish communities in India. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she was educated in Ashkenazi day schools while maintaining Bene Israel traditions at Special Oneg to Follow home. Natasha works in New York and lives in Summit, NJ with her husband, Derek. 6 S I S T E R H O O D B I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all rought back by popular demand, Miriam’s who attended my husband, Doug Mauro’s funeral and Seder. Rabbi Randi Musnitsky and Cantor Shiva. Inna Serebro-Litvak will once again lead us Doug loved Temple Beth Am and would have in the Women’s Seder for Passover this year. The date appreciated the fact that the congregation, his family will be announced in Temple Happenings and from the and friends considered him worthy of such high Bima. Hope to see you there. esteem. I think the editorial Todd Finchler wrote last I am happy to report the success of “Veiled Visions month in the Alon expressed this for everyone. Todd and Middle East Delights.” The Temple received asked if we realized that Doug touched our lives in 100% of the proceeds because Sisterhood underwrote ways we did not realize. The answer to that is “YES.” all the expenses for this evening as a gift to the I found out things about my husband at his Shiva that I Temple. I want to express many “Thank Yous” to all did not know before--wonderful things about his who made it possible and worked so hard to bring it to largesse to the Jewish Community and beyond. Todd’s fruition. You know who you are. editorial was a great tribute to my husband. Both my Scholarships are available from Sisterhood for daughter and myself thank him for writing such a beau- camp and other Jewish endeavors. Please pick up the tiful “Note from the Editor.” application and submit it no later than May 1. Applications received after this date will not be consid- A zeesen Pesach to you and yours, ered. Applicants that have received scholarships two Marcia Mauro Sisterhood President times from Sisterhood will not be eligible for another firstname.lastname@example.org one, enabling children who are new to the program to benefit. MESSAGE FROM RABBI KAPLAN Continued from page 1 politely that there is an international boycott against Israeli items appear on Costco shelves!) it would not Israeli products because of the ongoing genocide there. be a surprise if the company decides to discontinue I mentioned the attack on Gaza a year ago, that 1,400 selling Israeli goods. people were killed there, and that Israel restricts food, We need to contact Costco and inform them how electricity and drinking water. Mark was very recep- grateful how we are and how we are attracted to shop tive, and said he would pass the message to the buyer there because they sell Israeli products. Just recently in California, and also gave me her number. I'll call her when I told a congregant about the boycott, she imme- tomorrow and would be happy to hear that other folks diately responded that she was getting a Costco mem- might do the same." Buyer: Pat Burlinguettee (925) bership and will buy the clementines, "Even though I 456-7208. don't like clementines!" I vividly remember from several decades ago the Information about contacting Costco can be found alleged Pepsi, Co. boycott against selling their soft at: http://www.onejerusalem.org/2010/01costco-is-tar- drinks in Israel. Thousands of Jewish people world- get-of-boycott-fo.php We must do all that we can to wide refused to purchase Pepsi Cola beverages. It assist Israel to fight back. Next time you're there, buy was a false claim, which regrettably, created negative something grown or made in Israel, and be sure to ramifications for many years. thank the checkout cashier for carrying the inventory! Do not underestimate the consequences if a boy- cott like this has any success. As friends of Israel, if B'shalom, we do not let Costco know that we support the sale of Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, D. Min Israeli products (many agricultural and manufactured email@example.com 7 A D U LT E D U C AT I O N Kathy Decker leads our new adult hebrew class. It has been a great success with a wonderful turn out! Yasher Koach to Kathy and all of the participants! A D U L T M I T Z V A H V O L U N T E E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S H ere are a few new ways you can help. It's easy, it's fun and it's rewarding. I hope you will participate. Shabbat Onegs We need people to bake goods for the BOOK CLUB NEWS Shabbat Onegs -- 3-4 different desserts, once a month. If you March 23, 2010 can bake, please contact Dana Sobel at danasobel@opton- The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein line.net or 973-983-9616. The goods can be delivered to Ron Serafin at the Temple. April 27, 2010 This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper Membership Recruiting Event on Saturday, March 13. Members May 25, 2010 from Montville and Boonton are needed to help us host a Family The Statement by Brian Moore Pizza & Havdalah membership recruiting event in Montville. Contact Bruce Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org to help. June 29, 2010 The Yiddish Policemen’s Union Beth Am Spring Cruise (TBA Major Fundraiser on May 8th) by Michael Chabon Volunteers to help with event planning, theme and decor, and to solicit ads for the ad journal. If you can assist with any of Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the these items, please contact Rich Cantor at email@example.com. month at 7:30 PM in the Library (except December). Please read the weekly Happenings e-mail and see our website New members always welcome! for a complete listing of opportunities. Joan Tiedrich Alan Tarr 973-627-0154 firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Mitzvah Committee 8 G I F T S & M E M O R I A L S RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND M I T Z VA H F U N D Donations were made by: Donations were made by: The Grippaldi Family, to Rabbi Kaplan, in thanks for Rita and Bill Roth, to Ron Serafin, offering condolences your help in preparing Jeffrey for his Bar Mitzvah. on the loss of his Brother. The Grippaldi Family, to Ron Serafin, offering condo- Rita and Bill Roth, to Janyce and Nat Anapolle, wishing lences on the loss of his Brother. them Mazel Tov on the Marriage of their Son Andy, to Sandy and Arnie Schancupp, to Evelyn Krevolin, in Alison. memory of her Sister, Rea Weinstein. Nancy Moskowitz, to Michelle Donnenberg and Family, Sandy and Arnie Schancupp, to Marcia Mauro and offering sympathy on the loss of her Mother, Sylvia Lew. Family, offering sympathy on the loss of her Husband Ylesa and Mark Eisenberg, to Ron Serafin, offering Doug. sympathy on the loss of his Brother, Robert. Marcia Mauro and Family, offering sympathy on the loss of her Husband Doug, by: CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Carol and Shelly Eichenbaum Irene and Jeff Morrison Donations were made by: Sandra and Mort Sable The Grippaldi Family, to Cantor Inna, in thanks for Rita and Bill Roth your help in preparing Jeffrey for his Bar Mitzvah. Gail and Tom Carroll Joyce and Bob Marlin Joan and Warren Tiedrich Rita and Harold Vex BOARD OF TRUSTEES Carol and Marvin Ganek Cards have been sent on behalf of the Board of Trustees to: Marcia Mauro and Family, offering sympathy on the B E A U T I F I C AT I O N F U N D loss of her Husband Doug. Donations were made by: Joyce and Howard Elias, to Judi Marx and Family, expressing sympathy on the loss of her Father, Ervin Samuels. E D U C AT I O N F U N D Donations were made by: YAH RZEI T M EM O RI A L F U N D Irene and Jeff Morrison, to Beth and Michael Scher, wishing a speedy recovery to Beth’s Mother, Eva Donations have been made to commemorate the… Rosenthal. Yahrzeit of: By: Myron B Hackauf Roberta and Jamian Probber Harry Lifshitz Sandy and Arnie Schancupp Anna K Kleinerman Kay and David Goodstein MUSIC FUND Rene Selver Ellen Roller and Paul Selver Donations were made by: Pauline Eisenberg Mark and Ylesa Eisenberg Beth and Michael Scher, to Marcia Mauro and Ruth Heller Nancy Heller Moskowitz Family, offering sympathy on the loss of her Robert Heller Nancy Heller Moskowitz Husband Doug. Teddy Goldhagen Marcia and Samantha Mauro 9 MARCH 2010 March 5th YA H R Z E I T S Abraham Anapolle Joseph Gotthelf Myron Lyons David Bronstein Harry Guzinsky Adam Melch Frank Feldman Alicia Beth Hirsch Mitchell Sable Fannie Fingeret Dora Jaffe Walter Schonfeld Lillien Gabin Sissy Koenigsberg Leo Teidrich Benjamin Alan Ganek Freida Laiks Freda E Weiss Temple Beth Am Youth Choir March12th Eva Anapolle Abraham Levine Maurice Jacob Simon Bessie Bernstein Dorothy Ofsevit Arthur Wexler Y O U T H Bernard Eisenberg Robert Goldberg Jack Rattner Phillip Reich Abraham Zucker Donald Zuckerman E V E N T S Betty Greenberg Henry Kneissel Bessie Rosengart Felix Salzberg First and foremost, I would like to introduce March 19th myself for those who do not know me yet. My name is Alona Krivulin and I am the new Albert Berger Marilyn Hockstein Jean Nadel Youth Group Coordinator for Temple Beth Irving Cohen Al Isacoff George Racow Am. I am very excited to have this opportuni- Albert Ginsberg Rose Lerman Max Roller ty and hope to see everyone joining us in the Morton David Gottlieb Max Joseph Menack Hanna Myra Walitsky upcoming programming and events that we have planned! March 26th Sunday, March 7th 1:15-3:00 pm Herbert Braun Betty Gersh Geoge Nemet Bingo at Baldwin Oaks (Grades 6-12) Robert Edward Bressman Edith Gilman Sylvia Lewis Rosen Come do a mitzvah and play Bingo with your Pearl Buchwald Margery Honig Beatrice Zelt local seniors! Sara Feinstein Daniel Lefkowitz Each participant is asked to bake or bring a dessert. Sunday, March 14th 12:00-2:00 pm BATY Executive Board Meeting Grade Leaders Needed... to foster greater community among families who Saturday, March 27th 5:00 pm have children in the Religious School or Come join us for a Havdallah service and confirmation program, we are looking for one or some exciting Bingo! two parents in each grade (K-10) to serve as a grade leader. The parents would coordinate on or Save the following dates: off-site family activities for their grade and act as April 11th – Ice Skating at Mennen Arena liaisons to their children's teachers. If you are April 24th – 6th Grade Lock-in interested in serving in such a capacity, please Please join us for as many events as you contact Bruce Goldman at 973-222-3664 can! We would love to see you! or email him at email@example.com. Contact Heather Schweizer for more infor- mation. firstname.lastname@example.org 10 B A R M I T Z V A H STEVEN TARR S teven will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on March 13, 2010. He is in the 7th grade at Lazar Middle School, where he is on the high honor roll. Steven plays trumpet in the sym- phonic band and composed an instrumental piece for one of its per- formances. He also plays piano. Steven loves tennis, video games and hanging out with friends and family, including his siblings, Jennifer and Andrew. For his Mitzvah Project, Steven tutored children with special needs in reading and writing. He also works in the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown. Currently, he is collecting blankets, comforters and quilts for the people who eat at the Soup Kitchen to make their winter a little bit warmer. If you would like to donate items that are either new or in good condition, please deposit them in the collection box in the Temple lobby. T E M P L E B E T H A M A N N UA L A P P E A L - U P DAT E WE’RE ONLY $2,500 FROM OUR $30,000 GOAL, CAN YOU HELP ? 210 Families 200 Families 150 Families 100 Families 50 Families 0 Families 11 Coach Randy from Project NextGen will present a workshop on Jewish Identity, Anti-Semitism, and Peer Pressure Tuesday, March 9 6:30 – 8:00 PM 8th to 10th graders and their parents Enrollment in Confirmation Academy is not required. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Morah Heather at email@example.com by Monday, March 8 SPONSOR AN ONEG S H A B B AT ! It is an excellent way to celebrate a simcha in your family! Contact Temple Office 973-887-0046 12 R I T U A L C O M M I T T E E O n Friday evening, March 5, during Family Shabbat services led by our 5th graders, Temple Beth Am will be participating in Shabbat Across America. That evening, the Reform movement, along with other movements of Judaism, will be supporting this program sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program. Their goal is to reach out to Jews throughout North America, welcome them into our synagogues and help them discover the beauty of Shabbat. We are proud to be a Shabbat Across America location and to join with hun- dreds of synagogues across the continent in an historic national Jewish event to cel- ebrate that which unifies all Jews – Shabbat! Everyone is invited – sin- gles, couples, families – all ages. Bring your neighbors, your friends, your co-work- ers and let’s celebrate together. As we complete the month with the Festival of Freedom and Redemption, Passover, we remind you, once again, as we do each year, to insure that everyone has a seat at a Seder table so that all can share in this meaningful celebration. If you, or someone you know, will be alone on the first two nights of Passover, or if you have space at your table for additional guests, please contact Rabbi Kaplan so that a match can be made. Help us to provide this opportunity for all. Joyce Marlin and Renee Grasso Ritual Co-chairpersons firstname.lastname@example.org 13 M A R C H S U N D AY M O N D AY T U E S D AY W E D N E S D AY T H U R S D AY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 15 Adar 2 16 Adar 3 17 Adar 4 18 Adar 5 19 Adar 6 20 Adar Shushan Purim 6:00 PM Shabbat Parah Grade 6 & 7 Dinner 7:30 PM 6:30 PM Club Cantor Musical 5th Grade Dinner 11:00 AM Program - Session 2 Torah Study 6:30 PM 7:30 PM Gr 9-10 Shabbat Services Confirmation led by 5th Grade Academy 7 21 Adar 8 22 Adar 9 23 Adar 10 24 Adar 11 25 Adar 12 26 Adar 13 27 Adar Regional Choir 10:30 AM Festival (off-site) 6:30 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM Bar Mitzvah - BATY Bingo @ Gr 8 Confirmation Lunch & Learn Shabbat Services Steven Tarr Baldwin Oaks Academy 6:00 PM 9:30 AM Bagel Sale Prosp. Member Family Pizza & 10:00 AM Adult Havdalah (off-site) Hebrew in Library 14 28 Adar 15 29 Adar 16 1 Nisan 17 2 Nisan 18 3 Nisan 19 4 Nisan 20 5 Nisan 9:00 AM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 10:00 AM Membership Retreat Gr 9-10 Confirmation Executive Board Shabbat Services- Scholar in Academy Scholar in Residence Residence 12:00 PM BATY Board Meeting 21 6 22 7 23 8 Nisan 24 9 Nisan 25 10 Nisan 26 11 Nisan 27 12 Nisan Nisan Nisan 9:30 AM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Shabbat HaGadol Bagel Sale 7:30 PM Women's Seder Shabbat Services Board Meeting Gr 8-10 Confirmation Academy honoring Seniors 5:00 PM Family Bingo, Pizza & Havdalah 28 13 29 14 30 15 Nisan 31 16 Nisan C ANDLELIGHTINGS Nisan Nisan 5th 5:35 PM 10:00 AM Pesach Pesach II School Chocolate Ta'anit Bechorot 12th 5:43 PM Seder Erev Pesach 19th 6:50 PM 26th 6:58 PM 29th 7:01 PM 15 16 Special thanks to this wonderful fundraising team. 14 M E N ’ S C L U B On February 21, 2010, the Men’s Club hosted a family bowling outing at Boonton Lanes. A great time was had by all! Men’s Club President Brian Finn coordinated this fun event! Rabbi Kaplan showed that his excellent form transcends the Bima and extends to the bowling alley! S AV E T H E D AT E ! Do you know potential Temple members living in Montville & Boonton ? On Saturday, March 13 we will be hosting a Pizza, Play & Havdalah event at the Kidnetic indoor playground facility at 2 Changebridge Road in Montville from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is intended to introduce potential members to our Temple. Rabbi Kaplan, Cantor Inna, Alan Sobel and current members from these communities will be on hand to meet and greet, as we enjoy a fun-filled evening for families. Following the Havdalah service and pizza dinner, kids will have a blast playing with the center's three-level indoor playground, mats of all shapes and sizes, and a kid friendly rock-climbing wall. Please help us reach out to your neighbors who are unaffiliated by letting them know about this event and then calling Bruce Goldman at (973) 784-3947 so we can follow-up with these families and extend a for- mal invitation. While there is no cost for the event, we do ask for a $10 deposit refundable when they arrive. 16 16 17 18 19 20 J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels IN THE APTER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1902 Jason L. Apter, Manager • NJ Lic. No. 3650 SERVICES FROM $4195* INCLUDES PINE CASKET DONATING $500 TO TEMPLE BETH AM FROM EACH FUNERAL RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PRE-ARRANGEMENT A NON PROFIT JEWISH FUNERAL HOME SERVICES AVAILABLE The same dignified full service at greatly reduced prices. IN YOUR HOME 1 Baker Avenue • Dover, NJ 486 Pompton Ave • Cedar Grove, NJ Beautiful colonial setting Parking for over 100 vehicles 973.366.1700 • 877.278.3765 *Graveside/Synagogue package Includes professional charges, preparation, and local transportation. 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