Temple Israel & JCC
www.synagogue.org June 2010 Sivan-Tammuz 5770
Graduation & Closing
David J. Fine
Caitlin O. Bromberg Friday, June 4
Cantor At 7:30pm
Rabbi Sharon Litwin Followed by services & a dairy dessert reception
Denis Vogel HAZAK SHABBAT
The Senior Arm of Temple Israel
Saturday, June 5
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Rabbi’s Message Page 2
Join us as we honor the senior members of our
Cantor’s Message Pages 3
President’s Message Page 4 TOT SHABBAT
Come join other children and celebrate
Page 6 Shabbat with songs, prayers, stuffed
Oneg & Kiddush
Torahs, and stories.
Torah Club/Junior For newborns through 4 year olds.
Supplemental Dues Family Service-Outdoor
Summer Kabbalat Shabbat
Tikkun Olam Page 8
Friday, June 18 at 7:00 pm
B’yachad / Photos Page 9 Families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend!
Those without children are also welcome!
Library News Page 10 There will be lots of singing, ruach, stories, dancing and more!
Men’s Club Page 11
Sisterhood Page 12
Honey Sale Pages 13-14
June 25, July 23 & Aug 6
5770 Goodwill 7:00 pm Wine & Cheese
Campaign 7:20 pm Concert
Donations Page 16 8:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sanctuary
Opportunities for Presented by the Music Committee of Temple Israel
Calendars Pages 18-19
Nosh & Drash
Babysitters / Saturday, June 26
Congratulations 9:00 to 10:00am Preliminary Service & Shacharit
10:00 to 11:00am Light Kiddush Breakfast and Communal Torah
Pages 20- 21 Study
Temple Israel Business
11:00am to 12:30pm Torah Service and Musaf
FROM THE RABBI’S STUDY
Seeing the Passion Play in Passion of the Christ, a presentation that did not seem
Oberammergau to be at all concerned with the presentation of the
Jews in the story. Here, in Oberammergau, Jesus
I was at a bar at around midnight reads Torah in the Temple courtyard, and the entire
in the tiny Bavarian town of stage of hundreds of people start singing the Shma
Oberammergau in the foothills of and Ve’ahavta in Hebrew. Here, Jesus says the motzi
the Alps. Drinking a beer with the in Hebrew over the bread of communion at the Last
director of the famous Passion Play that has been Supper. More significantly, here Pontius Pilate is the
produced in Oberammergau every ten years since the manipulating Roman tyrant who uses Caiaphas, the
seventeenth century, I was introduced to a bearded High Priest, to do his “dirty work” for him in
young man in long blond hair, who was Jesus. That eliminating Jesus, and then drops him immediately
is, he plays Jesus in the play. I after, scheming to remove
then introduced myself to the Caiaphas from office. Now, none
young man, saying in German: “I of these changes alleviate the core
am a rabbi. You play one on problem of the Passion
stage, right?” Narrative—that it is Jewish
characters who call for Jesus’
I was in Germany for one-and-a- crucifixion. This is the core
half weeks on an American problem of Christian-Jewish
Jewish Committee delegation led relations that is rooted in the text
by Rabbi Noam Marans of AJC of the New Testament itself.
and former Temple Israel rabbi, Landmark documents from the
Rabbi Fine meets “Jesus” Catholic church and other major
and consisting of young Jewish
professionals to engage in church bodies have declared that
interreligious dialogue with Protestant and Catholic the Jewish people are not
theology students in Germany, and to see the responsible for the death of Jesus. That being said,
Oberammergau play, which in the past has been a the record of the Gospels claim that Jews were
focus of the worst types of antisemitic stereotypes involved. Christian scholars, preachers, teachers, and
against Jews and Judaism. It was quite an passion play directors must wrestle with this heritage,
extraordinary “expedition.” The dialogue a heritage that in the light of post-Holocaust church
experiences—engaging with young thinking Germans teachings calls for vision and understanding in how to
about the significance of the Holocaust in Jewish present the story. Today’s Oberammergau Passion
and German mentalities, in the effect that Auschwitz play goes a long way in that regard. There is still
carries into contemporary Jewish and Christian work to be done. The role of Pontius Pilate in
theologies, and the way that the Passion Narrative of manipulating Caiaphas is a powerful, almost
the trial and crucifixion of Jesus informs anti-Jewish midrashic way of working the story in what is also a
hatred—were sensitive, revealing, and emotional. I very historically plausible idea. Nevertheless,
have had many conversations with Christian Oberammergau needs to do a better job at making
colleagues about the importance of Holocaust that relationship clear. There is still too much
education and commemoration. I have had some ambiguity, too much subtlety—as much as I know
such conversations with Germans as well, but never that these are the stuff that make for good theater.
before with German Christian theologians and future What I came out of Oberammergau with was newly
pastors. Our “mission” to Germany would have been formed relationships where we can continue to read
enough if that was all we did. However, engaging one particular religious tradition together in a way
with the directors and actors of the Oberammergau that makes sense for the present. I am grateful for the
Passion Play was an experience like I never opportunity for having played one very small role in
imagined. This is not the play that Adolf Hitler saw this ongoing dialogue, and look forward to its
seventy years ago. Neither was it Mel Gibson’s continuing fruits.
CANTOR CAITLIN BROMBERG
Imagine Yourself in a Room with High Holy Day liturgy, which ranged from almost
300 Cantors….. avant-garde classical to rock and roll. (Don’t worry,
there WAS a middle ground!)
It would need to be a large room!
And it was. This year’s Cantors’ And OK, my favorite was “Davening La Vida Loca,”
Assembly Convention was held May presented by a group of Latin American cantors and
3-5 in New York City this year. We based on the musical innovations of the Argentinian
were housed at the Doubletree Hotel Conservative Movement, which began in 1960. The
in midtown, and sessions were held at three New York Argentinian rabbis and cantors, both Sephardic and
Jewish landmarks; Sutton Place Synagogue, Park Ave- Ashkenazic, worked together to address many of the
nue Synagogue and the Jewish Theological Seminary. issues that we face in the American Conservative
All of these places have many rooms big enough to movement today….attrition of members, lack of
properly contain and enhance the beautiful harmonies involvement, a need to engage young people. Their
of 300 cantors davening, singing, chanting Birkat response created a movement with a unique concept of
HaMazon, etc…. This year’s theme was “Tomorrow’s how clergy (rabbis and cantors together), prayer,
Cantor Today,” with the intent of demonstrating and teaching and music interact. Their music spans a wide
exploring how hazzanim, who are the guardians and range from the classical Spanish Portuguese music of
repositories of centuries of Jewish musical artistry and Europe to all the different immigrant groups that settled
wisdom, can adapt their knowledge and gifts to the 21st Argentina, i.e. Spanish, Italian, German, Eastern
century. European, North African, Middle Eastern, African, as
well as a recent influx of melody and rhythm influenced
Many sessions were scholarly, awakening the textural, by the rest of South America.
spiritual, literary and historical senses, with the intent of
re-infusing the traditional prayers with their ancient The classical cantorial tradition was well represented.
meaning. Two especially exciting sessions were The highlight was a magnificent concert of classical
“Theological and Psychological Aspects of the Yamim cantorial pieces presented at JTS by some of the best in
Noraim,” presented by Dr./Rabbis Gordon Tucker and the business, both veterans and some newly-minted
Neil Gillman of JTS. Another was “Sephardic Jewry cantors. Other moments showing the jewels of the
Comes of Age: How Golden Was It?” presented by Dr. tradition were “An American Selichot Service,” com-
Benjamin Gampel of JTS. posed by Gary William Friedman, and a presentation of
beautiful duets for the Shabbat Musaf service, which
New ideas for synagogue music abounded, pushing the were sung by cantors and members of their synagogue
envelope in all directions. One evening we heard choirs, showing how lay people could become more
“Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Ensembles” from NYU, deeply involved in the cantorial tradition.
Rutgers, Yale, Columbia, Barnard and Queens
Colleges. Another session was “Music and the I am going to be working with the new Chair of the
Independent Minyan Movement” exploring the Temple Israel Music Committee, Tamara Freeman, and
variations on prayer melodies employed by many the rest of our members and musicians to explore how
highly successful prayer collectives of young people we can share some of these exciting musical options
who choose to pray on Shabbat in large numbers, but with all of you. Some of it might even happen this
not in mainstream synagogue settings. “New Music for summer!
a New Machzor” was a concert of new compositions for
Thank you to May’s Torah and Haftarah Readers
Cheryl Alterman, Max Auerbach, Daniel Butensky, Ashley Caruso* Debbie Caruso, Abe
Davis, Emma Diamond, Steve Diamond, Chris Dobkins, Tamara Freeman, Alan Gallatin,
Howard Gilman, Stephanie Gottesman, Carly Haber*, Jake Haber, Manny Haber, Beth
Kotek, Jamie Kreitman, Elan Melamed, David Millman, Peri Namerow, Nanette Rosenbaum, Elaine
Silverstein, Uri Sobel, Sandy Wechsler
*Bat Mitzvah – MAZAL TOV!
Temple Israel & JCC had its We have just completed the refinancing of the
annual general membership synagogue debt. We will be saving
meeting on Wednesday May approximately $50,000.00 per year in debt
12th. At our meeting, I gave a service. Through careful combing of the budget
state of the synagogue report we will save another $50,000.00 in expenses
and asked those attending if over the next fiscal year. We now have the
they had questions about our benefit of a full time clergy team for a full year
Temple. The meeting was very and a religious school that is the envy of other
sparsely attended. This leads me to a few synagogues. Rabbi Fine’s classes have been
conclusions. overflowing with attendees as has Cantor
Everyone is extremely pleased with the state Bromberg’s Torah Club. Rabbi Litwin has
of the synagogue and has no reason to be reported fantastic attendance at Junior
present. Congregation, with all of our children
Everyone feels they have no say and participating.
therefore no effect on synagogue policies
That’s the rosy part of the picture. As I have
and actions—general apathy
stated before, I am an optimist and look forward
I am not so foolish to think that my first to a very bright future. That is not to say that we
suggestion is in any way possible, so I must do not face challenges. Our financial stability
conclude that it is a combination of the last. I still revolves around the generosity of those
want and need everyone to be aware that they members who can afford to pick up those
do have a voice in the operation and governance members who can’t. We will soon be rolling out
of Temple Israel. I need to hear from all of you. a new fund raising campaign that will hopefully
We cannot fix something if we do not know it is simplify our efforts and also guarantee a portion
broken. As much as I would like to think I am of our income so that we may more easily and
aware of everything that is going on, I would be accurately plan our budget properly. I want to
foolish to believe so. Errors of omission are still assure everyone that Temple Israel is financially
errors and inaction can be construed as healthy, but as with all non-profits, financial
inattention. health is only temporary. We all live from one
fund raiser to the next.
As I stated at the last board meeting, I have
been spending a large part of my time attending As I look back on my first year as President, I
to the financial well being of Temple Israel. My feel as if I was able to contribute to our stability
attention to the people and programming as an institution but have not been able to
aspects of the synagogue might not have been address all of our needs. I again ask for your
fully realized. It is important that everyone input and participation. Please do not wait until
knows that I can be contacted at any time (within you feel like you are on the outside looking in.
reason) to discuss synagogue matters.
Here is a brief summary of the current state of Denis
Sunday Minyanim — 9:30 AM – July & August
Once again, we will be holding our Sunday morning minyanim in congregants’ homes.
We had a wonderful and intimate experience in the past. If you would like to volunteer
your home for the one hour service (including bagels provided by Men’s Club), please
email email@example.com and let us know which dates work for you.
EDUCATION DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Dear 8th-12th grade students,
INTRODUCING PROJECT YOETZ : An exciting new mentoring program at Temple Israel
Religious School for the 2010-2011 school year. Project Yo’etz will be a two-level mentoring
program, where students in 8-12th grade will receive mentoring from me and will work to mentor
students in the Religious School.
I would like you to consider serving the Temple Israel Religious School for community service
hours in exchange for mentoring and for letters of recommendation for you as you embark on
your college application or summer job process.
Temple Israel has a number of students with varying levels of special needs. All of these students are in the regular
classrooms and do well, but they could do even better with a mentor or a buddy.
Pick Fall, Winter or Spring and sign on for either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Sundays. Whichever day you chose will be
your assigned day for just that season. We will ask you to make sure to find a sub if you can’t come, but this way you
will get the Community Service hours that you need without creating a time conflict for the whole year. Community Ser-
vice hours at Temple Israel also come with mentoring from me. You can use this mentoring time in whatever way you
chose or if you chose not to use it,that is okay too.
All Temple Israel Religious School graduates, Hebrew High School attendees and other Jewish Day School 8th graders
and graduates are eligible to be a part of Project Yo’etz,
Please let me know that you will be coming to this meeting or if you can’t come, that you want to sign on for a certain
I look forward to hearing from you via phone (201) 444-9320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook. (You can
friend me on FB if you want to or just send me a message).
Rabbi Sharon Litwin
We will be having an informational
meeting and sign up for next year on
Monday, June 14 from 5:00-6:00pm.
Snacks and drinks will be served.
Friday, June 4th – Graduation & Closing Ceremonies – 7:30pm
All Kindergarten through Kitah Hey students are EXPECTED to
attend with their families at 7:30pm for a wonderful evening of
closing festivities, Kabbalat Shabbat Services to be followed by a
delicious dairy dessert reception!
Mazal Tov to our Kitah Hey graduates: Sara Cantor, Ashley Caruso, Omer Drori,
Rachel Fishbein, Deborah Frank, Carly Haber, Sam Jacobs, Adi Melamed, Danny
Rothenberg and Emily Schreiber.
Ashley Caruso, daughter of Debra & Stephen Caruso
Carly Haber, daughter of Shari & Manny Haber
We wish our B’nei Mitzvah a lifetime of Torah, Mitzvot, and Gemilut Hasadim (Acts of Loving-kindness)
Rebecca Rosen & Zachary Teutsch. Rebecca is daughter of our members Johanna & Michael Rosen.
Sagee Schnaittacher and Noa Sternbach. Sagee is the son of our members Esther & Richard Schnaittacher.
We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of closeness and connection to Am Yisrael, the Jewish people.
Paul Halpern Terri Kirshner Len Trugman
We wish complete healing of body and spirit to all who confront illness
Temple Israel member, Albert Issac
Morton Engle, father of Howard Engle
May the families be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Oneg Shabbat Sponsors
June 4 Our Kitah Hey Parents in honor of the graduation of their children
June 11 Karen Grant & Aaron Fishbein in honor of their daughter, Rachel Fishbein, on the occasion of her bat mitzvah
June 18 OPEN FOR SPONSORSHIP
June 25 OPEN FOR SPONSORSHIP
June 5 Members of Hazak in honor of Hazak Shabbat
June 12 Karen Grant & Aaron Fishbein in honor of their daughter, Rachel Fishbein, on the occasion of her bat mitzvah
June 19 OPEN FOR SPONSORSHIP
June 26 NOSH & DRASH—OPEN FOR SPONSORSHIP
Pre-Kindergarten Sunday School at
Now open for children ages 3 through 5!
Come learn about the Jewish holidays through music, art,
dance, storytelling, and more!
For nine sessions throughout the 2010-11 academic year, the Pre-Kindergarten program at Temple Israel
allows your child to explore the Jewish holidays in a fun and safe environment.
Classes start Sunday, September 12.
If you or someone you know is interested in receiving more information about our Pre-K programs, please
contact Director of Education, Rabbi Sharon Litwin at email@example.com or 201-444-4194.
TORAH CLUB & JUNIOR CONGREGATION
Torah Club and Junior Congregation
The Torah Club year came to an end in May, with our last Junior
Congregation service on May 1, and a gala final Torah Club meeting on
Tuesday May 11, at which a final Torah reading was done, enabling the
three remaining members to finish the year with their first Torah reading.
Parents attended, ice cream cake was eaten, members demonstrated their skill at
Trope Tag and video and photographs were taken! Thanks to all parents and students
for being part of a great Torah Club year!
May 1 Junior Congregation Readers: Cole Caplan*, Kenny Crane-Moscowitz*,
May 11 Torah Club Readers: Mollie Bakal*, Jessica Siegel* and Elliot Efrat*
*First Torah Reading – MAZAL TOV!
SUPPLEMENTAL DUES PROGRAM
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New Traditions and Records Set at the
April 25th Interfaith Blood Drive
The Interfaith Blood Drive has long been
a dream of founder Jerry Birenz. Temple
Israel joined forces with St. Elizabeth’s
Episcopal Church and the Muslim Society
of Ridgewood for a truly “interfaith”
blood drive. Special thanks also go to Hilary Kay and
Jan Corwin, who hit the phones and scheduled
appointments to make the process smoother.
Another Successful Homeless Feeding on April 27th
Led by Sue Hill, Temple Israel members and friends
again served well over 100 people on Tuesday April 25,
in Hackensack. On Sunday the chili and rice dinner
was prepared by: Sue Hill, Les Birenbaum, Elaine
Silverstein, Leigh Brown and Linda Paige. Debbie
Cantor and Hebrew School kids Cayla Whittaker,
Caitlin and Kenny Crane-Moscowitz, Carly Haber,
Dylan Fishbein, Rachel Fishbein, Cole Caplan, Sara
Cantor and Jerry Vogel helped cook and assemble the
Naomi Strachman, Evan Dobkins, Dan and Sharon
Mosenkis, Linda VanGrover and Leigh Brown cooked,
donated and/or bought the rest of the meal.
On site servers included: Sue Hill, Les and Alex
Birenbaum, Lou Levene, Sharon and Dan Mosenkis,
Linda VanGrover, Wayne and Jared Miller---and
Ridgewood News, Friday May 7, 2010
synagogue friend Janet Tancredi and her son and niece.
Mark your calendar if you want to participate at the next shelter feeding.
Fall Dates are: Tuesdays Oct. 19 and Dec. 21
B’yachad’s record of perfect weather for all events continued unbroken in April, with
a cold rainy afternoon for Movies & Pizza. The geeks among us carried the day, as
the list of a dozen possible movies was quickly and conclusively narrowed down to
the new Star Trek. The kids had their own film festival with a babysitter upstairs,
while the adults enjoyed the main show in peace, if you can call non-stop
In honor of Shavuot, our monthly “Beer and Babies” happy hour became “Ice Cream and Infants” in May
with an evening at Ben and Jerry’s. This month will bring us back to The Office in Ridgewood, where
we’ll sit outside for a pint on June 23 at 6:30.
B’yachad’s final major event for the year is the annual Picnic in the Park, on
Sunday, June 13, starting at 11:00 am at the Ridgewood duck pond. We’ll meet
by the kids’ playground. Bring lunch, we’ll have chips, drinks and cheeses to
share, and we’ll hang out while the kids entertain each other.
For more information, to RSVP, or to be added to our email list, contact Josh at
201-445-2676 (eve), 973-284-2557 (day), or firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to check your email for full
details on upcoming events.
Salute to Israel Parade—May 2010
Hiking with El Al– May 2010
In honor of his Bar Mitzvah, Omer Drori donated books for our Temple Israel library.
Being Israeli born, Omer chose to give the Temple, books which were written by contemporary Israeli authors
that were translated to English. Most of the books are for adults but some are also fit for kids in 6-7 grades.
This is the list of new books and a short summary of their content:
A Late Divorce by A. B. Yehosua-
The father of three grown children has returned to Israel to get a divorce from his wife of many years. Back in America, another
woman, newly pregnant, waits for him. The story is narrated in turn by each participant in the family drama, and events progress to a
climax at the Seder eve.
Persian Brides by Dorit Rabinyan-
This is a story of two cousins, and their many neighbors in Omeijan- the fictional Persian village, where they live. This story gives you
a magical taste of a different culture.
The Zig Zag Kid, by David Grossman-
This is a delightful novel of adolescent initiation. It’s lighthearted and funny.
A Pigeon And a Boy, by Meir Shalev-
This book won the National Jewish Book Award. During 1948 War of Independence-a Time when pigeons
are still used to deliver battlefield messages, a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the
moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the
girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendel-
sohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips
who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a
gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible.
Someone To Run With, by David Grossman-
When awkward and painfully shy sixteen –year –old Assaf is asked to find the owner of a stray yellow lab, he begins a quest that will
bring him into contact with street kids and criminals, and a talented young singer, Tamar, engaged on her own mission: to rescue a
teenage drug addict.
The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God, and other stories, By Etgar Keret-
Etgar Keret is a young, inventive writer. He gives brief, intense, funny and honest snapshots that illuminate the hidden truths of life.
The stories vary from a father’s first lesson to his boy to a standoff between soldiers caught in the Middle East conflict to a slice of life
where nothing much happens.
See under: Love, by David Grossman-
This is a powerful novel about an only child of Holocaust survivors, who grows up in the shadow of his
To Know A Woman, by Amos Oz-
Yoel Ravid devoted many years to being the Israeli secret services. Now, widowed and retired, he lives in a
Tel-Aviv suburb with his mother, mother-in-law and daughter. Yoel’s days are all alike- he busies himself
with household duties. But nagging uncertainties from the past are haunting him.
I hope you try these authors, and enjoy their thoughts and creativity! Remember! After you finished reading, please return them to the
library so others can enjoy them.
Carla Vogel, Library Chair
BRANDEIS MEN’S CLUB
Lag B’Omer BBQ
M en’s C lub We had good weather and a great turnout for the BBQ. Thank you to everyone who
helped out at the event and with the preparations including David Millman, Howard
Schreiber, Eric Klein, Bob Smolen, Joe Wechsler. Thanks to Jeff Manheimer and
Steve Grossman for their Emeril-like cooking performances
email@example.com Also thank you to Matt Lindenberg and Tamara Freeman for all the work that they
did to make the BBQ such a success.
Thank you to the Maccabeats for a great performance: Michael Rosen (bass guitar); Joe
Wechsler (bongo); Jon Taylor (keyboard); Tom Marcyes (guitar); Cantor Caitlin
Bromberg (vocalist); and special guest appearances by Artie Bressler (sax) and Jay Glaser
(harmonica). And as always thank you to Jose.
Annual Golf Outing
Where: Farmstead Golf and Country Club. Andover, New Jersey (about 45 minutes from Ridgewood)
When: Wednesday, June 16th. Time: 2:00pm shotgun start. Arrive no later than 1:30pm.
How much: $60.00 includes 18 holes and electric cart. Payable in advance to reserve your spot!
Open to all members of Temple Israel and friends.
Prizes for winning team, Longest Drive! Closest to the Pin! RSVP by June 9. Send your check payable to Brandeis
Men’s Club to: Howard Schreiber, 10 Baker Court, Ramsey, NJ 07446.
Camp Ramah stipends are available for BMC members with children who will be attending Camp
Ramah this summer. Contact David Millman for details.
Lag B’omer BBQ
This is my first Temple Talk article Remember that a large share of the dues we collect
as Sisterhood President, and I’m comes right back to you in the form of Sisterhood’s
delighted to fill you in on our many service and contributions to Temple Israel.
activities. First, however, thanks are
due to our outgoing board members, We are planning exciting activities
Evelyn Auerbach, Debbie Caruso, Lorissa for the coming year. We’ll unveil
Lightman, Erin Lindenberg, Sigal Ron, JoAnn many of these plans at our annual
Rothenberg, Tali Shapiro, and especially our Pool Party on Thursday
president, Carla Vogel. In addition, I would like evening, July 22, at 7:30 pm, at
to thank Susie Goldstein for the terrific job she has the home of Hayley Gluck. Please
done chairing our annual Progressive Dinner. I’m plan to attend, meet the board, and
happy to announce that Cheryl Alterman will be take part in a short educational program about the
taking over this important role. We are grateful for mikveh. We hope to follow up this program later in
their hard work and leadership. the year with a field trip to a local mikveh.
I’m pleased to be working with the following We will once again be preparing the Yom Kippur
wonderful board members: Break Fast in the synagogue kitchen. Please come
and help us make our fabulous kugels on Tuesday
Recording Secretary Linda Paige evening, September 12, after minyan. Have a
Corresponding Secretary Debra Manheimer glass of wine, grate some apples, break some eggs,
Financial Secretary Hayley Gluck and take part in a short program about the meaning
Treasurer Carla Vogel of the High Holy Days.
VP, Administration Waltraud Unger
VP, Ways and Means Hilarie Kay I hope to see you soon at a Sisterhood event.
VP, Education Anne Wolf
Elaine Silverstein, President
Please us about the kinds of activities you would
like to Sisterhood to sponsor. We want to hear from
you, and we invite your participation. Above all,
please join Sisterhood. Fill out the membership
form and return it with your membership dues
when you receive your High Holiday packet.
Gift Shop News: To order kippot for your simchas,
All merchandise is 20% off the retail please contact Ruth Marion at (201)
cost. Remember that with each 445-4223.
purchase, you are making a
contribution to our synagogue. We Linda Van Grover continues to handle tallitot
have mezzuzot, tallitot, necklaces, sales this year. A new selection is available in
earrings and other bnai mitzvah our gift shop, and Linda will
gifts and a variety of items of Judaica too numerous to list be happy to assist you with
that make appropriate gifts for many occasions. The selection, whether it is in
inventory will be in stock this fall. If the gift shop is closed, stock or needs to be
please contact Laura Brody at (201) 670-1916 or email custom- ordered. Call Linda
firstname.lastname@example.org to make a purchase or arrange to at (201) 447-1685 or email
browse our selection. email@example.com
ROSH HASHANAH HONEY SALE
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5770 GOODWILL CAMPAIGN
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We thank all of our donors:
Temple Israel Chai Campaign Religious School Enrichment Fund
Susie & Shelly Goldstein in honor of Jo & Michael Miriam & Todd Bakal in honor of Ashley Caruso
Rosen on the marriage of their daughter Rebecca on the occasion of her bat mitzvah
to Zachary Teutsch Lois Rowitt in honor our children
Temple Israel Operating Fund Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays
Linda & Howard Gilman in honor of Jo & Michael Brandeis Men’s Club in honor of Bob Smolen on
Rosen on the marriage of their daughter Rebecca being chosen Brandeis Men’s Club “Man of the
to Zachary Teutsch Year” 2009-2010
Linda & Howard Gilman in honor of Rebecca
Cornell on the occasion of her graduation from Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
college Selma Klein in memory of Robert Klein
Linda & Howard Gilman in memory Morton Engle, JoAnn & Michael Rothenberg in honor of their
father of Howard Engle son Danny on the occasion of his bar mitzvah
Susie & Shelly Goldstein in honor of Carly Haber
on the occasion of her bat mitzvah
Susie & Shelly Goldstein in memory of Morton
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
Erin & Matt Lindenberg in appreciation for Cantor
Engle, father of Howard Engle
Bromberg’s participation in Michael & Helena’s
Susie & Shelly Goldstein in honor of Maureen
Nassan and Bob Seltsam on the adoption of their
JoAnn & Michael Rothenberg in honor of their
son Aidan Jefferson Seltsam
son Danny on the occasion of his bar mitzvah
Sandy, Harris, Ryan & Adam Hirsch in honor of
Sandy & Joe Wechsler on the marriage of their son
Ronen to Zippy Bequests To Temple Israel
Sandy, Harris, Ryan & Adam Hirsch in memory You can make an enduring gift to Temple Israel through
of Shirley Berman, aunt of Kim Antebi and Scott your will as a bequest. A bequest is perhaps the
Walker simplest form of planned giving to arrange, and Temple
Erin & Matt Lindenberg in honor of Jo Rosen for Israel can be named as one of your beneficiaries. A
her spectular job with Spring Fling bequest could involve cash, stocks, real estate or other
June & Barry Kaplan in honor of Jo & Michael property and is usually a percentage of the residue of
Rosen on the marriage of their daughter Rebecca your estate, which is given after your family needs are
to Zachary Teutsch cared for. You may designate that your bequest be
June & Barry Kaplan in memory of Fanny Caso, used for a particular purpose, and you may indicate
aunt of Christine Dobkins whether it is for current needs or endowment. Because
Evelyn Lieblich in honor of Jo & Michael Rosen on a bequest is revocable, there is no immediate income
the marriage of their daughter Rebecca to Zachary tax deduction, but your gift will be deductible from your
Teutsch taxable estate. Please consult with an attorney when
writing your will in order for your wishes to be clearly
Amsterdam Family Endowment Fund articulated.
Susan Amsterdam in honor of Jo & Michael
Rosen on the marriage of their daughter Rebecca
to Zachary Teutsch
Susan Amsterdam in honor of the outgoing and
incoming Board of Directors
Susan Amsterdam in honor of Maureen Nassan
and Bob Seltsam on the adoption of their son
Aidan Jefferson Seltsam
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING
Donations & Dedications Endowment Funds
While Judaism itself can thrive without reference to finances, a community of Jews who are committed to TEMPLE ISRAEL GENERAL
the purpose of the synagogue—learning, worship, and fellowship—does need financial resources to help ENDOWMENT FUND
each other and themselves. PURPOSE: To fund maintenance and/or
capital improvement projects to Temple Israel
Most of us recognize our obligation to maintain membership in Temple Israel and to support it by payment
of annual dues. However, dues alone do not cover all of our costs. There is a continuing need for AMSTERDAM FAMILY
donations to help assure the synagogue’s strength and development . PURPOSE: To provide siddurim to Temple
Israel religious school students.
We encourage any and all donations to Temple Israel. The following are suggested giving opportunities in
which the funds are used to support all aspects of synagogue life:
Temple Israel Operating Fund any amount MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND
PURPOSE: To fund the education program
Tributes $5 portion of the Annual Holocaust
DEDICATION OPPORTUNITIES Remembrance.
Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays $54 PHYLLIS ANN ZWEIG FRIEDMAN
Mahzor Lev Shalem For Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur $64 ENDOWMENT FUND
Chumash Etz Hayim $118 PURPOSE: To provide scholarship to a
Temple Israel high school student to attend
Simcha Terrace Paver $118 an Israel/Eastern Europe educational
Memorial Plaque $540 program.
Large Memorial Tablet $54,000 BARRY H. GLICK
The following are suggested giving opportunities in which the funds are used to support specific areas of CHESED ENDOWMENT FUND
PURPOSE: To fund both the cost of a
synagogue life: professional motivational speaker who will
Temple Israel Chai Campaign Fund any amount inspire attendees to perform acts of
lovingkindness AND the Chesed forum which
Funds the major capital improvements from our synagogue building renovation
will follow the talk.
Religious School Enrichment Fund any amount
Funds religious school enrichment programs & materials DAVID & SARA GOODMAN
Endowment Funds $25,000 to establish a fund; $18 donation to established funds PURPOSE: To fund supplemental Jewish
Each Fund has a specific purpose. Consult column on the right experiences for Jewish youth.
Kiddush Club Funds the kiddush when there is no regular kiddush sponsor $144
DAVID & SALLY KIRSCH
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund any amount SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
Funds charitable purposes, at the discretion of the Rabbi PURPOSE: To provide scholarship to a
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund any amount religious school graduating student for
continuing Jewish religious education.
Funds charitable purposes, at the discretion of the Cantor
ALEXANDER & SOPHIE PURITZ
PURPOSE: To fund the Temple Israel
Contribution Form Annual Hanukkah Party, which shall include
the distribution of silver dollars to all students.
MAX AARON STRACHMAN MEMORIAL
Address: ____________________________________ LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND
Enclosed is my contribution of $________________ to PURPOSE: To purchase educational
materials for the library as well as fund library
___________________________________________ related educational events.
Checks for General Donations or Dedications should be made payable to Temple Israel.
Checks for an Endowment or Discretionary Fund should be made payable to the specific Fund. WILLIAM & RHODA TOONKEL
This contribution is _____in honor of or _____in memory of JEWISH MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND
PURPOSE: To promote Jewish musical
______________________________________________ education for the Temple Israel religious
school, as well as other musical and cultural
________________________________________________ experiences for Temple Israel and Jewish
BABYSITTERS FOR HIRE
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On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Temple Israel
family, we congratulate our office administrator, Maureen
Nassan, and her husband, Bob Seltsam, on the
adoption of their newborn son, Aidan
TEMPLE ISRAEL BUSINESS SPONSORS
TEMPLE ISRAEL BUSINESS SPONSORS
Temple Israel & Jewish Community Center Non-Profit Org.
475 Grove Street U.S. POSTAGE
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
Permit No. 887
TEMPLE ISRAEL BUSINESS SPONSORS