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From the Prayer But Perspective
A Place of President’s Also of Kids’ Play
Weekly Religious Services
By Jay Goldman Weekly Religious Services
This new and handsome bulletin format that we will succeed more than we will Monday .........6:45 a.m.......... 7:30 p.m.
is a fortuitous metaphor for the many changes fail. We will since mid-November – one in
Congregation Tikvat Israel has added two new playgrounds witness the vibrant growth of
Monday ....... 6:45 a.m. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday ................................. 7:30 p.m.
that of the Israel Congregation will be
front Tikvatshul and the other behind the education wing.
our community that some don’t expect, but
Tuesday ................................. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.
experiencing this year. Rori Pollak will be activity zones for youngsters during Shabbat,
They will provide safe and secure fresh-air that we all want. This has been my philosophy
Thursday .......6:45 a.m.......... 7:30 p.m.
joining us enrolled in the director of the
for childrenin June as new full-day Broadman-Kaplan Early Childhood Center, for after-
and approach towards my own career as a Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.
Broadman-Kaplan Earlystudents and for the K-6 studentsco-chair of the AEC, and now as
school religious school scientist, enrolled at the full-day Hebrew Friday ............6:45 a.m..........................
Thursday ...... 6:45 a.m. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Susan Newman has decided to step down
Day Institute. president of the congregation. Kabbalat Shabbat................... 6:30 p.m.
her many years of devoted and
from The eagerly awaited play areas are geared to It is often physical needs ofdon’t fear
meet the said that people toddlers
Friday ........... 6:45 a.m. .......................
Shabbat ........9:30 a.m..........................
outstanding service as our executivestructure is safety-rated for children 2-12 years old and
through pre-teens. The back play change; they fear the loss implicit in change.
Kabbalat Shabbat .................. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday ...........9 a.m. ............. 7:30 p.m.
and the for children 5-12.
the frontsearch is on for a strong candidate As the synagogue leadership — comprised of
will attempt to playground, which
who The enlarged frontfill her shoes. The replaces an aging play area, contains earth-tone
the executive committee, the board of Services are 9:30 a.m. Shiva houses
Shabbat ........also held at.......................
environmental committee, which was started It directors, and me — consider the choices we
colors and is surrounded by a seven-foot fence. is designed to challenge the growing bodies as needed.
Sunday ......... 9:00 a.m. ........ 7:30 p.m.
by Rabbi Gorin and is chaired by congregant make as balancing lily pads, will be sensitive
of elementary-age children. The site features a rock wall, we lead, I promise wea double-circle
Dan Black, has begunslide. of increasing
the task to those concerns. In fact, I am certain that Mincha .... See calendar
climber and a tunnel Family and Youth Services
the efficiency of our physical plant’s Mineo andwe will only enhance Kitchen,we have that
A $35,000 donation by Hope her husband Jeffrey all that who live in Services are also held at Shiva houses
and his committee
energy. The changes Danhonor of Hope’s late parents Beverly and Marvin Ehrlich, funded
Southern California, in makes our community unique and special. as ..Jan. 2
Shabbat is Special needed. ...... 7:15 p.m.
are instituting front playground’s costs.
about half of therun the gamut from the These very qualities — our warmth, network Tot Shabbat ...........Jan. 10 ...10:30 a.m.
transparent (changing electricitythe funerals of of support, ideals and spirituality, to name a
Rabbi Gorin officiated at Mineo’s mother and uncle Phil Helman, Teen Service ..........Jan. 17 Services
Family and Youth ...10:00 a.m.
to the subtle (changing the type of light a West few — are the ones that make our
and he solicited the donation during bulbs Coast trip in 2008. Helman’s wife Shirley of Yachad ......................Jan. 17 .........10:00 a.m.
that we use) for now. Perhaps in the future,
Gaithersburg has attended services and events at TI. community so special to all of us, and make
more obvious changes are inplayground’s cost was covered by Rabbi Gorin,president of the
your acceptance of me as the who provided Shabbat is Special ... Feb. ...10:15 p.m.
Kehilat Kids...........Jan. 17 2 .. 7:15 a.m.
The remainder of the
And then there is me. After
a bridge loan to the synagogue. two years congregation such an honor. Jr. Congregation ...... Feb. 3 10:30 a.m.
co-chairing the adult educationstructure behind the TI education wing wasto an interesting
The brightly colored play So let’s all look forward constructed to
with the needs of I am honored to
(AEC) serve Susan Apter, the Broadman-Kaplan ECC children ranging in age fromwith 5
couple of years, and begin them 2 to a Candle Lighting ..... 11 a.m.
Kehilat Kids .......... Feb. 17Times
serve as is designed to congregation for the
years. Itpresident of the challenge growing bodies and develop vivid imaginations. have
concerted effort to thank all those who Tot Shabbat .......... Feb. 17 ..... 11 a.m.
January 2 ........................ 4:40 p.m.
two years. I infer that my candidacy
next Taking recycling to new limits beneath the fully enclosed play structure,volunteer to
worked hard and continue to TI has used
was acceptable to the congregation at least in
shredded tires to protect and cushion the children during spills and tumbles. In addition,
contribute to this very special community. January 9 ........................ 4:46 p.m.
partECC Parent Committee donated a unique basketball take a moment to thank Phil Katz
the because of the successful AEC curriculum Please first ring geared for preschoolers. Candle Lighting 4:54 p.m.
January 16 ......................Times
committee play area in (I use are (firstname.lastname@example.org) for his past http://www.
our Photos of thehas created.earlyrefuse available on the ECC website atservice on the
to entertain the “warm body” hypothesis.) synagogue bulletin, and Andi Kronzek January 23 ...................... 5:01 p.m.
February 2 ...................... 5:12 p.m.
That curriculumdirector of the Broadman-Kaplan ECC, says the twoher currentareas will
is the product of our (TIeditor@aol.com) for new play service as January 30 ...................... 5:10 p.m.
Rori Pollak, February 9 ...................... 5:20 p.m.
committee’s hard work andthe children using the synagogue. editor. Then, please turn to
be important assets for all our bulletin
risk, and if
you can’t have creativity without provide an engaging 3 to read children of Fabel, a quietly
page arena for about Art all ages,” Pollak February 16 .................... 5:28 p.m.
“Both new play structures Mincha
you take some risks, is you as will enthusiastic volunteer who represents all that
says. “The outdoor play space just important as the indoor space. One of our program
fail occasionally. children develop take in the potential. The ECC strives to help of Tikvat
But if the risks we to their full is the best about the community children February 23 .................... 5:36 p.m.
goals is to help January 3 ........................ 4:25 p.m.
next two about who they are!”
feel good years are well calculated, I predict Israel Congregation.
January 10 ...................... 4:30 p.m.
TI congregant Elissa Schwartz, a mother of—Ron students, did much of the planning,
research and cost negotiations for the playground toys and fencing. “We owe her our January 17 ...................... 4:45 p.m.
gratitude,” says outgoing TI President Ronald Rabin. January 24 ...................... 4:50 p.m.
The synagogue is still looking for someone to make a donation for naming rights January 31 ...................... 5:00 p.m.
to the rear playground, which cost about $35,000 to construct. Naming rights also are
available for a specific toy or piece of equipment. If interested, contact Michael Grossman,
TI executive director, at 301-762-7338.
Ways to Get Involved Minyan Information
Bikur Holim Volunteers Please call the minyan captain if you plan Tikvat Israel Directory
Louise Chatlynne to attend morning minyan.
email@example.com • 330-9349 Sunday Howard Gorin
Women’s Jewish Network Rob Kline • 838-0123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobbi Gorban: email@example.com • 838-4336 Monday
Membership Committee Sam Gilston • 924-5424
Lewis A. Weintraub
Debby Berlyne • 340-0075 Thursday
David Gantz • 460-4674 Cantor
College Outreach Rochelle Helzner
Susan Apter Friday firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com • 460-9657 Joelle Black • 770-4773
Elyse Bernstein Barry Buchbinder • 424-3813 Cantor Emeritus
firstname.lastname@example.org • 460-0508 Mark Levi
Decisions about whether to hold evening
Library Phyllis Leise • 588-2089 President
minyan are made by the rabbi and executive
Ronald L. Rabin, M.D.
Attend Minyans director. If minyan is canceled, a message
Len Lipton : email@example.com • 929-9106 will be put on the synagogue answering
machine. If minyan is not canceled, there Executive Director
Social Action Committee will be no message on the machine. You Michael Grossman
Robbi and Larry Cohen can reach the machine by calling 762-7338, firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com and press 8-10.
Kiddush Volunteers Peggy Mitchel • firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Lyons: email@example.com Debbie Segal • firstname.lastname@example.org
Shepherd’s Table Toiletries Collection Michelle Hannon • email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org • 946-8435 Box Religious School
Tamar Weinsweig, Interim Director
Stepping Stones Shelter When traveling, please remember to collect 424-4396
Jay Plafker • email@example.com the unopened, unused samples you receive
Reading Mentors and bring them to the basket located in the
Rori Pollak, Director
Ellen Eisner: firstname.lastname@example.org • 598-0635 synagogue MAIN OFFICE. The toiletries
will be distributed to a coalition of homeless
Adult Education Committee shelters.
Susan Apter Youth & Family Programming
email@example.com • 460-9657 Lynn Berk, Director
Betsy Miller Food Addicts in firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com • 279-0453 Recovery Anonymous Synagogue Office
Rabbi Liason Committee Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a Phone • 762-7338
Cliff Fishman 12-step program for individuals recovering Fax • 424-4399
firstname.lastname@example.org • 871-6162 from addictive eating, meets every Monday
Mary Wagner from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Tikvat Israel in Bulletin Editor
email@example.com • 460-4446 room 11. Newcomers are welcome. For Andi Kronzek
Jonathan Solomon more information, please call Susan at TIeditor@aol.com
firstname.lastname@example.org • 929-9545 340-6110. 294-2682
Haftorah Reading Assignments All phone numbers are in the 301 area
Susan Apter: email@example.com • 460-9657 Bikur Holim code unless otherwise noted.
Torah Reading Assignments
Sam Freedenberg If you know of someone in the congregation
firstname.lastname@example.org • 942-6421 who is ill, please notify the Rabbi or Bikur
Bereavement Committee Holim (Louise Chatlynne at chatlynne@
David Gantz comcast.net 310-330-9349) so that visits,
email@example.com • 460-4674 calls and other services can be arranged.
From the Rabbi’s Desk
Rabbi Howard Gorin
This past Yom Kippur morning I spoke be grateful for, I was also praying connection to community are
briefly about some gifts that I had received to be renewed by this challenge those things that carried me on
during the summer. One of those gifts was and to rededicate myself to living eagle’s wings through this passage
a book called Life, Faith and Cancer: Jewish a full and vibrant life. We don’t to healing.
Journeys Through Diagnosis, Treatment and usually take the opportunity to
Recovery. Barbara and Gene Ridberg had do this kind of deep work until The result of sharing these meaningful
given me the book; their daughter, Rabbi we are staring our deepest fears passages was that Barbara and Gene began
Yael Ridberg, had written the last chapter, in the face…. receiving requests for copies of the book.
which recounted her experience with cancer Not only did they purchase books to be
and the spiritual insights she gained while Three years later I still mark my given to those who had spoken with them,
undergoing treatment. anniversary of diagnosis by taking but they also bought extra copies for me
care of myself in some way – a to give to members of our community
I shared with the congregation that massage, an especially deep yoga who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
morning two of the last paragraphs of Rabbi practice, a luxurious facial. I If any member of Tikvat Israel would like
Ridberg’s essay, in no small measure because make a contribution to a cancer a copy of this book – for him- or herself or
one of her chemotherapy treatments was on organization in honor of my for a member of the family – please contact
Yom Kippur, the very day that she turned recovery, and I sing the verse from me directly.
thirty-five. Psalms 118:5: Min hameitzar ***
karati Yah, anani vamerchav Yah, As we look to the end of one calendar year
On Yom Kippur I began my “Out of the narrow straits I called and the beginning of the next, I would
prayers with the words Chadeish to You; You answered me with like to invite the members of Tikvat Israel
yameinu k’kedem, “Renew our expansiveness.” As every day my to join me in what has become a yearly
days as in the beginning.” Never recovery and healing are more and tradition. I will write my last check in
before had those words meant so more secured, I feel blessed by my 2008 and my first check in 2009 to Tikvat
much to me. I was praying to be physical and spiritual resilience. Israel. These charitable donations express
able to return to myself, to look God didn’t have anything to do the centrality of the synagogue in my own
back on this experience simply as with my diagnosis, and being a life – personally as well as professionally –
a blip on the glorious horizon of rabbi didn’t save me from this and my desire to see it achieve the level of
my life. While the diagnosis of encounter either. But my faith, financial stability that it deserves.
breast cancer wasn’t something to my spiritual life, and my deep
From the President’s Perspective
On January 4, 2009, Tikvat Israel will accomplished together, and am very grateful with Howard have been as impressed with
be inducting its next set of officers and to all of you who have supported the his judgment as I have. Howard has been
board members, and the current Board of synagogue through your dues, donations the hardest working volunteer by far, and I
Directors will have completed its term. We and time. While I am tempted to fill the am grateful for his counsel and friendship.
knew two years ago that this term would space naming all the volunteers who have Jesse and Marian Kaiser have served
be one of transition, and that has certainly worked so hard to achieve our common this congregation for decades. Sharing the
been the case. We have met challenges goals, there are three in particular I wish duties of recording financial secretary, they
with sensitivity and imagination, and to acknowledge at this time. have helped with our financial records and
grasped opportunities as they came our I have said before that without a good the difficult task of dues collection. Jesse
way. We have risen to financial challenges, treasurer, the president can only be talk. I puts together the Book of Remembrance
implemented organizational changes, am sure that Tikvat Israel has had many fine each year and has helped with the directory.
brought in new staff members, improved treasurers, but I cannot imagine that any Jesse and Marian have each asked me
the appearance of our front grounds, were better or worked harder on behalf of to acknowledge other congregants who
replaced our playgrounds, and instituted our community than Howard Dickenson. deserve it, but have never requested any
the lease to HDI. None of these were easy, Howard’s input and advice have been recognition for themselves. Although most
and some were quite difficult. critical to every important decision made in
I am proud of what we have the past two years, and all who have worked Continued on page 4
Cantor Rochelle Helzner
K A B B A L AT S H A B B AT W I T H NEW TEEN SERVICE! – PURIM PUPPET PERFORMANCE
INSTRUMENTS JANUARY 17 AT 10 A.M. OPPORTUNITY
The next Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments Teens, post Bar/Bat Mitzvah through Puppeteers and character voices are
will be held on Friday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. high school, organize and run this needed for our Purim Puppet Show
in the Flax Library. Kabbalat Shabbat with Shabbat morning service with the help to be performed on Monday evening,
Instruments is an uplifting, traditional of song leader Amir Fogel and advisor March 9. Adults and teens are welcome to
Shabbat evening service which includes Margie Eiserike. Spirited melodies will be participate (community service credit will
spirited melodies accompanied by guitar, used. Future teen services will be held on be available). There will be two or three
piano, bass and percussion. Instruments will February 21, March 21, April 18 and May rehearsals on the Sundays at 5 p.m. in
be played throughout the service. Sign up for 16. Contact Martie Adelman at 301-871- advance of the performance. Please contact
the dinner after the service. Mark February 9338 to get involved. Note: this service is Cantor Helzner if you are interested.
20 on your calendar for the next service. for teens only.
PURIM SHPIEL WRITERS UNITE!
CO N G R E G AT I O N A L S H A B B AT YACHAD It is time to start composing the Purim
DINNER Yachad will meet in the SOCIAL HALL Shpiel. This zany homegrown production
Join us for a delicious Shabbat dinner on January 17 at 10:15 a.m. Students in is presented after the megilah reading
f o l l ow i n g K a b b a l a t Sh a b b a t w i t h the third through seventh grades, their on Monday night, March 9. The first
Instruments on Friday, January 23. The parents and all congregants interested meeting will be held on Wednesday,
service will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the in a learner’s minyan experience are January 7 after minyan. Just show up and/
dinner at approximately 7:30 p.m. The invited to share in this innovative or let Cantor Helzner know that you are
cost of the dinner is $18 for adults and Shabbat morning service. Facilitated by interested. Adults and teens welcome.
$8 for ages 5-18. E-mail or call the Cantor Helzner, this service includes songs,
office to make reservations. The service is stories, discussions, skits and explanations. CANTOR’S CONCERT
on the Shabbat right after Martin Luther Future Yachad services will be held on The annual Cantor’s Concert will be held
King, Jr. weekend, so we need reservations February 7 and March 21. on Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. We
in by January 16. Send a check or ask to welcome clarinetist Eyal Bor and the
be billed. JUNIOR CONGREGATION Jewish Soul Trio to our stage. Together
There will be no Junior Congregation on with Cantor Helzner, Dr. Bor and his trio
Saturday, January 3. Junior Congregation is will perform selections from the world of
usually held on the first Saturday morning jazz, theater, Klezmer, Hasidic, Israeli and
of the month. However on February 7, liturgical music. Noted for his unique blend
Yachad will be held so Junior Congregation of music, warmth, Yiddishkeit and humor,
will resume on March 7. Dr. Bor takes his audiences on a fascinating
American Jewish musical odyssey. Mark
your calendars now!
President’s Perspective, continued while celebrating their simcha embodies the HDI contract, the playgrounds, the
from page 3 the merging of comfort and obligation of landscaping or any particular changes to
which I spoke on Kol Nidre. our organization. I wish for the legacy of all
congregants are unaware, we have depended
I want to thank all the congregants of those who served on the Board of Directors
upon Jesse and Marian for many years. It
Tikvat Israel for giving me the opportunity during the calendar years 2007-08 instead
has been an honor serving with them both.
to serve as President of the congregation. to be that our congregation deserves, and
While all those who work in our
I have learned much in the past two years. indeed must demand of ourselves and of
kitchen deserve our gratitude, I want
Many of these lessons we have learned each other, an excellent organization that
to take this opportunity to particularly
together; some I have learned at your matches in every way the qualities of our
thank Charlotte Zeidman. Charlotte is an
expense. In either case, I will be more wonderful community.
original Beth Tikva member who can, on
effective in almost every aspect of my life as B’shalom.
a per capita basis, stand up to McDonalds’
a consequence of this invaluable experience. Ronald L. Rabin, M.D.
boast of number of people served. The
If I may be so bold, I wish to suggest President, Tikvat Israel Congregation
pride and joy Charlotte derives from
the legacy of these past two years. It is not Calendar years 2007, 2008
families who enjoy our Kiddush lunches
BROADMAN-KAPLAN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Rori Pollak, Director
November was a fun-filled month. On downloaded from the Broadman-Kaplan On January 25, the ECC Parent
November 11, Hebrew Day invited the Early Childhood Center Web site, www. Committee will host their annual Family
ECC to participate in their annual career broadman-kaplan.org.) Other applications Fun Day. This year we are having an
day. The children were invited to visit will be given priority in the order in which Afternoon Pajama Party. Fun, laughter,
and explore a police car, fire engine and they are received. Turn your application in friends, a movie and snacks — what could
ambulance. Though the latter two had as soon as possible so you don’t lose your be better?
emergencies and did not stay long, the spot! Kol Tuv and stay warm!
children really enjoyed meeting the police I am pleased to announce that we have
officer, trying on handcuffs and sitting in again been awarded a grant from Maryland
his police car. Arts in Education. In January, February
The children led our Thanksgiving and March, InterAct Story Theater will MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
program this year. Each class sang a song, come to the ECC and provide a workshop ECC SILENT AUCTION
dressed up in a seasonal costume and for the staff. They will model various FEBRUARY 29, 2009
created a delightful, mouthwatering treat. methods for incorporating the arts (singing,
Parents, grandparents and other family instruments, movement and puppets, etc.) More information to come
members joined us for the festivities. A into everyday preschool storytelling.
grand time was had by all! Once again this month, I will host
In December, the ECC began the re- “Rori’s Coffee Club.” The coffee club is
ECC SPRING YARD SALE
enrollment process for currently-enrolled an informal meeting time for parents to SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2009
ECC families. Priority enrollment was meet, talk and ask questions relating to Time: 8am to 1pm
given to current ECC families throughout parenting or the ECC. Once the dates
December, followed by siblings of are determined, they will be posted on the
students, synagogue members, and wait- ECC Web site.
listed applicants. (Waitlist forms can be
Tamar Weinsweig, Interim Director
Chanukah — the most minor holiday of Lighting the chanukiah (menorah), Our students are reminded on regular
the Jewish year, and yet so beloved by so reminds us every night for eight nights basis, through their studies and special
many; why? that we are indestructible. Many nations, programs (such as art and music), to
Many of us treat Chanukah as the such as the Romans (who destroyed our light up their Jewish neshama (soul), and
minor holiday that it is by choosing not temple, exiled us from our land and carried do mitzvoth. They are reminded of their
to assimilate and fall into the “Christmas our menorah away) have vanished, and yet, responsibility to others and themselves.
trap.” That is the essence of Chanukah, a seven-branched menorah stands before Preparing for Martin Luther King, Jr.
maintaining our heritage and keeping our the Knesset in Israel, a sovereign Jewish Day, we will “celebrate” yet again that
uniqueness as a people and a nation. The state. One of our religious school goals commitment of standing together with
ideas of community building, religious is to constantly remind and rekindle that those who are in the image of God, and yet
freedom, and human dignity are the love and commitment for our people and are treated differently.
celebrated themes of Chanukah. We heritage. I would like for all our families to
celebrate the strength of the human spirit Our sixth graders have rekindled their rekindle their commitment and take part
and the determination of our people commitment this month by taking part in in Shabbat services. Being a part of a
throughout the generations to rekindle the Talit workshop at the studio of Shirley greater community during services lights up
our commitment to one another — “Kol Waxman. Shirley explored with them the one’s soul, and connects one to those who
Israel arevim ze laze, and ze baze” (All of historical origins, the significance, and the surround him/her. By coming to services
the people of Israel are responsible for one laws regarding Talitot. Shirley rekindles we are reaffirming our commitment to
another). her own commitment to our school by our God, our faith, our congregation, our
voluntarily taking our children in — Todah school and ourselves.
YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMMING
Lynn Berk, Director
CHARLOTTE LOWENFELD B ’ N A I M I T Z VA H R E T R E AT • CONVENTIONAL THANKS
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FEBRUARY 7-8 Thank you to all of the people who
Congratulations to Amalia Cowan and Eric Our second annual B’nai Mitzvah Retreat helped to make International USY
Weiss, winners of the Charlotte Lowenfeld for 5th and 6th graders is open to TI religious Convention a success by chaperoning,
Scholarship. Established in memory of school students and to TI kids attending housing teens, cooking and serving meals,
Charlotte Lowenfeld, a long-time member of community Jewish day schools. We will leading study groups and services, and
the TI Youth Committee, by her husband begin with havdalah on Saturday night and to those those who saw the kids in the
Mort, the scholarship provides funds for go straight through until noon on Sunday. synagogue and just kvelled to see the
USYers to attend regional or international The program will feature ice breakers USYers’ spirit and ruach. We could not have
conventions. Both teens attended the to help the kids get better acquainted, done it without the support of the devoted
international convention which was Jewish identity activities, pizza and other Tikvat Israel members.
recently held in Washington, DC. snacks, discussion groups, fun-filled free
time with Dance, Dance Revolution & TIP OFF TIME
FAMILY GAME DAY • SATURDAY, Wii, a sleepover, brunch, fun and friends. The TI Youth and Family Programming
JANUARY 3 Parents are invited to join us on Sunday Department is sponsoring two joint
Join us after Shabbat services and the morning for brunch and a discussion basketball teams with our neighbor,
kiddush for a relaxing afternoon. We will on what bar/bat mitzvah can mean Shaare Tefila; one for USYers and one
have a variety of table games available, the to the family, forming a bar/bat mitzvah for Kadima. The teams will play on
youth lounge will be open for teens, and chaverah and a family social actions project. Sundays in January, February and March
teen babysitters will staff a preschool room The fee for the overnight is $40 at Richard Montgomery High School.
for the younger ones. If you have a favorite per family (covers overnight costs for We invited everyone to come and cheer
game that you would like to bring, you can child and brunch for the family). Your our kids on. Contact Lynn for the
drop it off in Lynn Berk’s office ahead of check is your registration. Make checks game schedule. Warren Berger, captain
time. Stay around on a winter afternoon, payable to TI Youth Committee and drop of our Men’s Club basketball team, is
visit with friends, play with your kids and them in the Youth Department mailbox in coaching one of the teams.
just have some old-fashioned fun! the front office.
YOUTH SHABBAT SERVICES • MOVIN’ ON UP MARK YOUR CALENDAR
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 Beginning this month, we invite 4-year-olds
Join the youth of Tikvat Israel as they to attend Bonim activities. Bonim is our January 3 .......... Family Game Day
take over and lead our Shabbat morning youth group for children in kindergarten January 10 . Youth Shabbat Services
services. USY members will act as rabbi through 2 nd grade. The 4-year-olds in January 10 .................. Hav-Deli &
and cantor, USYers and Kadimaniks the congregation and in the ECC should Israel Dancing
will read Torah, members of the Youth begin receiving flyers and phone calls. For January 11 ..................Machar Trip
Committee will have aliyot, and children information on Bonim, contact Lynn Berk January 24 .........................Kadima
from kindergarten through 6th grade will at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-762-7338, Saturday Night Live
lead songs and prayers. Participants are ext.128. January 25 ...................Bonim Trip
members of TI Youth groups, students January 25 .....Rosh Hodesh Group
in our religious school and Jewish day USY WELCOMES 8TH GRADERS
school students. Every TI child should Kadima kids in 8th grade can attend Kadima February 1 ........ Family Game Day
receive a letter inviting them to participate events or USY events. USY is open to all February 7 ...B’nai Mitzvah Retreat
and giving them the part for their students in grades 9 through 12. We invite February 8 ...............B’nai Mitzvah
age group. If your child does not receive our 8th graders early to pique their interest Brunch/Social Actions Program
an invitation to participate, please so that they want to continue in USY
contact Lynn Berk at email@example.com. when they enter high school. All 8th graders
should be contacted about USY this month.
For more information, e-mail advisor
Hilary Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIKVAT ISRAEL YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR
YOUTH SHABBAT SERVICES
Saturday, January 10th
ALL TI CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
Bonim & Machar will participate as a group.
Kadima & USY members will lead various parts of the service as groups and as individuals.
If your child would like to participate and has not yet received a part,
please contact Lynn Berk (301 762-7338, ext.128)
The Tikvat Israel Youth Committee & proud parents will sponsor Kiddush after services.
To help sponsor the Kiddush, please send your donation to the Tikvat Israel Youth Committee,
c/o Lynn Berk, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20853
We are suggesting a donation of $10 per family.
FAMILY GAME DAY— SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
Join us after Shabbat Morning Services and Kiddush lunch
for a relaxing afternoon of family fun
There will be:
POOL • ONE ON ONE BASKETBALL
ASSORTED TABLE GAMES
TWISTER • MAH JONG • CARDS • SCRABBLE
Bring your favorite Shabbat table games to share.
Just drop them off in Lynn’s office before Shabbat.
Snacks will be served.
Join us for mincha , maariv & havdalah
RSVP to Lynn Berk 301-762-7338,ext. 128
ISO Singles Chanting Opportunities TI’s Lynn Berk Honored
IN SEARCH OF all single members If you are interested in chanting a Haftorah
of Tikvat Israel, 45 years of age and in the winter and spring months, please Lynn Berk, TI’s youth and family
younger! We are hoping to create a havurah contact Susan Apter at skapter@comcast. programming director, was honored at
group of single adults at our synagogue — net or 460-9657 for available dates. the USY International Convention in
a great way to meet people with similar Attention Megillat Esther chanters: Washington, DC on December 21, 2008.
interests and form friendships! We think Purim begins on Monday evening, March Lynn was recognized for her 39 years of
there are enough singles in our congregation 9. We need to organize the lineup of readers exceptional leadership and devoted service
to make this a feasible and fun possibility. for that evening and for Tuesday morning, to USY, Kadima, and all the youth and staff
Havurot can be fun and enriching. The March 10. Please let either Susan Apter of Seaboard Region. Her valued guidance
idea was developed by Rabbi Mordeccai (email@example.com or 460-9657) or and mentorship have touched hundreds
Kaplan, founder of the Reconstructionist Janaki Kuruppu (firstname.lastname@example.org or of youth and their families. Yasher koach!
Movement. His concept was to get small 460-6026) know which chapter you’d like
Jewish groups to band together for study to read and your availability for the evening
and observance of Jewish rituals and life and/or morning service.
cycle events. JAMmARTt
Each havurah plans activities based Bereavement (Jews and Muslims
on the interests of its members. We have
a list of ideas to get you started. If you are Committee Making ART Together)
interested in being part of a havurah with (Hevra Kadisha) JAMmARTt is a project about forging
other single TI members, we want to hear Volunteers Needed interaction, respect and understanding
from you! Please contact Amy Matathias between local Muslim and Jewish
at 301-570-4496 or TIhavurah@aol.com. Volunteers are needed to help prepare communities through the creation of a
the shiva house while the mourners are at work of art. The completed piece will go
the funeral. They will cover mirrors and on public display and serve as a testament
Sopranos Duo perform other simple tasks, and stay at the to the cooperation used during its creation.
home until the family returns. Volunteers The congregation voted unanimously to
The debut of Las Sosprimas, a classical
are also needed to pick up the meal of support the project at the congregational
soprano duo comprised of Susan-Lisa
condolence from the kosher caterer and meeting on September 7, 2008.
Gvinter and Robyn Martinez, will be
deliver it to the mourning family. Help The project brings 12 Muslims and 12
at Tikvat Israel on Sunday, January 18
comfort the mourners and maintain the Jews together working toward the shared
at 2 p.m. Susan-Lisa and Robyn are
support for which Tikvat Israel is known. goal of lending their hands, hearts and a
the daughter and niece, respectively, of
Contact Genie Glucksman at 301-570- willingness to be pioneers in this endeavor.
congregants Steven and Fortuna Scheige.
1624 or Louise Chatlynne at chatlynne@ Artistic experience is not required.
These two very talented sopranos
comcast.net. On November 16, 2008, a group of
invite you to an afternoon of classical
Muslim and Jewish professional artists
music, including beautiful arias, amusing
duets and Judaic repertoire. The program Toiletries Needed for met for the first time to brainstorm how
to plan, direct and lead the creation of the
will be narrated by Elizabeth Daniels and
accompanied by pianist Marcia Bronstein.
Homeless Shelters art. There were five Jews, four Muslims, one
Muslim-Jew, and one non-denominational
A reception will follow the concert. This year has marked a large expansion artist. We were a diverse group; most of us
The concert is free; however, a donation project at the Montgomery County had never met before. We focused on the
of $10 is suggested to benefit a charity of Coalition for the Homeless main shelter shared elements that are important to both
the synagogue’s choosing. We look forward site. Our donations of toiletries have of our religions, and how they are expressed
to seeing you on January 18! been well received. Now that there will in Islamic and Judaic art. There was a feeling
be an increased number of homeless of creativity, cooperation, energy, learning
people at the expanded shelters, our and openness throughout the discussion.
donations are needed more than ever. We hope to hold the first art creation
I want to deliver the thanks from the shelter day within the next couple of months.
to our congregation and remind everyone The project has a limited amount of space
that those hotel samples and all other new so if you are interested in participating,
unopened toiletries will always be welcome. please contact Betsy Miller at bnahmiller@
hotmail.com or 301-279-0453 as soon as
Roma Sohn possible.
Tikvat Israel Social Action Committee
Please RSVP to AdultEd@tikvatisrael.org relentless aerial bombardments intensify, FEBRUARY ADULT EDUCATION
for all events. If you do not have access to including the deaths of two soldiers by a EVENTS
e-mail, please call the office to RSVP. bomb explosion and a missile attack. The
end comes on May 24, 2000 when Beaufort Science and Religion
DISCUSSION GROUP ON THE was blown up with over 1,000 mines and
Sunday, February 22 (after minyan)
CHUMASH ESSAYS a huge explosion lit up the sky as the IDF
Look for listserv announcement and flyer
The discussion continues on Sunday, withdrew from Lebanon. This film was
for more information.
January 18 at 10 a.m. when we discuss Israel’s submission to the Academy Awards
the essay “Dealing with Strangers,” found for best foreign film, a winner of 4 Ophir
on pages 1377-1382. Copies of the essay Awards (Israeli Oscar), and one of Israel’s Jack Rosen Scholar’s Weekend
will be available on the table outside the biggest box office successes of 2007. (Kino
sanctuary. The single requirement for Int’l Press Material) February 27–28
participation is reading the essay before Visiting Scholar, Rabbi David Golinkin
coming to the discussion. RSVP to Richard The Band’s Visit Friday night: Earthly or Heavenly – Will
Stoll at email@example.com or 301-946-8435. (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret, 2007) the Real Jerusalem Please Stand up?
January 24 at 7:45 p.m. Shabbat sermon: Israel – A Jewish State?
FOURTH ANNUAL ISRAELI FILM The Alexandria, Egypt, Ceremonial Police Love of Eretz Yisrael in the Talmud
FESTIVAL Orchestra arrives in Israel for an event at
Experience Israel from a unique perspective the Petach Tikvah Arab Cultural Center,
— through the lens of award-winning only to discover there is no delegation to If you want to volunteer to help
Israeli-produced films. Join us for a meet them, nor any arrangements made with adult education programs and
stimulating discussion and dessert after to get to their destination. Taking the classes, please contact Susan Apter
each film with moderators Eric Zakim, wrong bus, they arrive at the remote Israeli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-460-
associate professor and executive director of town of Bet Hatikva, and are stuck there 9657, or Betsy Miller at bnahmiller@
the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute until the next morning’s bus. The band’s hotmail.com or 301-279-0453.
for Israel Studies and the coordinator for leader (Tawfiq) is helped by a restaurant
Modern Hebrew Language and Literature, owner (Dina), who offers to put them up
and Sheila Jelen, assistant professor of for the night. As the band settles in, each
Hebrew literature, University of Maryland. of the members attempts to get along
The fee per movie is $10 for TI with the natives in their own way. It is
members and $12 for nonmembers. The a special night of quiet happenings and College Outreach
snow date is February 7. confessions as the band makes its own
impact on the town and the town on them. The TI college students signed up for this
Beaufort (2007) program have received two fun and tasty
January 17 at 7:45 p.m. Movie Shorts from Tel Aviv University packages so far this year. It isn’t too late to
Built by the Crusaders in the 12th century, (2006) join the fun! Please contact Elyse Bernstein
Beaufort (“Beautiful Fort”) was controlled January 31 at 7:45 p.m. (email@example.com) or Susan Apter
by the PLO during the 1970s civil war Tel Aviv University (TAU) has one of the (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your college
in Lebanon. However, the Israeli army most developed university film programs in student would like to be included for the
captured the fort in June 1982 and held it Israel. The short films that we will view, 10 spring package.
for 18 years, through May 2000. Internal Weitzman St., Alex, Papa, and Pinhas, were
debates about the occupation and grassroots created by TAU students.These are award- IMPORTANT: If your student’s address is
protests eventually led to their covert winning films, which have been screened going to change next semester, please contact
withdrawal. At the beginning of the film in such venues as the Cannes Film Festival, Elyse or Susan so they can update their records.
a small cohort of soldiers, led by their the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival and the
22-year-old commander Liraz, still occupies Tribeca Underground Film Festival. They
Beaufort. These dedicated soldiers work all relate to the theme of Israel’s Russian
long days, but increasingly become weary immigrant experience, including the
of their mission’s purpose. Liraz’s authority cultural and religious implications faced by
is challenged by the strained soldiers and Russians adapting to Israeli society.
tested by his superiors as days go by and
TI Supports Linkages to The Gift of Life Donations
Learning The congregation gratefully acknowledges
Out of the smoke, out of the mist, the following donations that were received in
TI’s Social Action Committee is delighted Life emerged from His fingertips: November 2008.
to announce that our congregation Each connected, and all related,
Donations Made on the occasion of yahrzeit
raised more than $400 for Linkages to Pulsing and feeling, they were created, in memory of:
Learning’s Thanksgiving Drive! We served forming the Chain of Life.
Israel Kauffman by Ira Benzion
or supplemented meals for 30 families,
which constitutes half of all the Linkages Each in its manner, each in its way, Marvin Apter by Susan Apter
families at Harmony Hills Elementary Thriving by night and striving by day,
Dr. Philip Bress by Marian and Jesse Kaiser
School. Linkages to Learning at Harmony Running or swimming, swinging or
Hills is extremely grateful to our synagogue flying, Rosalind Bloom by Helene Bloom
for its generosity (see letter below). Thank Crawling or climbing, working and Alex Kreisman by Isidore Kreisman
you so much for opening your hearts and dying,
Caught up in the Dance of Life. Martha Flehinger by Elizabeth Chambre
sharing your good fortune with others who
are less fortunate. Hilde Bodenheimer by Elizabeth Chambre
We heard the Lord exhort us:
Louis Steiner by Roberta (Bobbe) Steiner
“Be fruitful, multiply.”
The Earth is spread before us, Abraham Kaplan by Irene Kaplan
Dear Tikvat Israel We do not know where our George Simball by Ruth Simball
Congregation: homes will lie.
Abraham Bernstein by Arnold and Paulette
On behalf of Linkages to
Learning at Harmony Hills The prairie’s swell, the mountain’s
Elementary, I am writing to express our steep, Ada Taylor by Ruth Mollen
deepest appreciation for your general The jungle’s green, the ocean’s deep, Rosalie Taylor by Ruth Mollen
donation of $405 in gift cards and checks. The desert rock, the tundra’s snow:
These are the places we must go — Albert Mukasey by Rhoda Eckstein
Your contribution helped many of our
families. Thank you for making a different Asher Berkowitz by Barbara and Richard
in our community. We shall prepare the Earth for man
Sam Schuchman by Leonard and Celia
As you know, Linkages to Learning And help fulfill God’s holy plan: Schuchman
provides educational support, mental health This is the Hope,
May Kronenberg by Martin Kronenberg
and social services at 28 Montgomery County This is the Hope of Life.
elementary and middle schools, bringing Reuben Lapin by Karen Cohen
greatly needed resources from private, —Paul E. Grayson Jennie Jaffe Flax by Herman Flax
nonprofit and public agencies to support
[This poem was presented by Paul Louis Bogage by Joseph Bogage
some of our county’s neediest children and
Grayson at a recent Tikvat Israel
families. Although public funding covers our Joseph Cohen by Eileen Romm
basic services, it cannot possibly meet the
Diane Gardsbane by Hyman Gardsbane
extensive needs of the communities we serve.
As we continue to expand, we increasingly
rely upon our partnerships with faith groups,
Congregant Avi Ashery Robert Kandalis by Sophie Steinberg
community organizations, businesses and to Address HAZAK Rose Kaplan by Mimi and Allan Meltzer
caring individuals like you to meet many Martha Lohwasser by Betty Fishman
families’ needs. On Thursday, January 29, the HAZAK Jacob Bernstein by Mae Bernstein
Thank you again for your generous meeting will feature a presentation by TI’s
Avi Ashery entitled, “Hasbarah–Jewish Joseph Bernstein by Mae Bernstein
donation. We feel very fortunate for your
help as we work together to improve P.R. from Israel and American Jewish Paula Weiser by Alan Weiser
the lives of at-risk children and families. organizations — Sucess or Failure?” We will
Philip Grossmann by Joelle Black
Because of your generosity, the children meet at noon at the synagogue. Please bring
we serve enjoyed a fruitful Thanksgiving. a brown bag dairy lunch; drinks and sweets Bernard Cohen by Richard and Francine Cohen
will be provided. Avi will speak at 12:45 Jack Sheskin by Eugene and Sandra Sheskin
Sincerely, p.m. and a discussion will follow. Please
plan to attend what promises to be a great Doris Schlessinger by Renel Silver
Site Coordinator/Case Manager program and hear Avi’s views on a subject Irvin Lerner by Freda Stutz
Linkages to Learning that is very important to all of us. This
at Harmony Hills Elementary School program is free to paid-up members. Continued on page 10
Donations, continued from page 10 In memory of Saul Stutz by Marlene and Cantor’s Fund
Gilda Greene by Dorothy Regensteiner By Martie Adelman
In honor of Sol Zeidman’s speedy recovery by
Alice Regensteiner by Dorothy Regensteiner Debbie Segal In Celebration of Janice Rosenberg and David
Gormin’s engagement by Belle and Bernie
Esther Adelson b Rae Newman In memory of Melford Cohen by Jesse Kaiser Schechter
Fannie Stein b Edith Kronenberg In appreciation of Jimmy Perlmutter and in In honor of Wendy Morrison by Belle and Bernie
honor of Maxine and Jimmy Perlmutter’s new Schechter
Fannie Fleitman by Phyllis Leise granddaughter by Leon and Moira Green
In appreciation of Cantor Helzner by Leon and
David Fleitman by Phyllis Leise In memory of Barry Newman by Susan and Moira Green
Sol Leise by Phyllis Leise In honor of Sol Zeidman’s speedy recovery by
In memory of Melford Cohen by Roma and Elaine and Micah Krichevsky
Max Glick by Julius Oppenheim
In honor of Joel Bressler’s special birthday and
Harry Ohr by Pearl Krepchin
In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Barbara and Bar Mitzvah by Bobbi and Larry Gorban
Clara Osofsky by Gloria Silverstein Irv Cohen
In honor of Joel Bressler’s special birthday by
Phil Abramowitz by Adele Bayer Alfred Cowan Fund Mae Bernstein
Jeanette Sohn by Roma Sohn and Marvin Sohn In honor of Joel Bressler’s special Birthday Beautification Fund
by Ted Kram
Meyer David Green by Rianne Melmed In memory of of Helene Kram’s sister and Bonnie
In memory of Louise Deutchman by Ted Kram Cowan’s aunt by Deborah Berlyne
Sol Baron by Doris Kanner
In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Ted Kram In memory of Rob Kline’s mother by Bobbi and
Jair Kaplan by Irene Kaplan Larry Gorban
In memory of Melford Cohen by Ted Kram
Jacques Kahn b Joel and Annie Kahn In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Betty Anne
In honor of Ron Rabin’s presidency by Ted and Michael Soffin
Isidor Schechter by Bernard and Belle D. Kram
Schechter In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Elaine
Shirley Blau by Marian Sheskin Rabbi’s Fund Goodfriend
Jack Xheskin by Marian Sheskin In memory of Dr. Michael Shnur’s mother by In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Diane and
Eileen Romm Joe Gezelter
Rebecca Gershowitz by Albert Gershowitz
In memory of Jeanne Bowen and honoring USY Scholarship Fund
Tikvat Israel congregants for their wonderful
tributes By Jules Bowen In memory of Charlotte Lowenfeld by Mortimer
In appreciation of Linc Hallen by Alan and Lowenfeld
In memory of David Jacob Lerner by Freda L
Stutz In memory of William Lowenfeld by Mortimer
In honor of Shelly Goldin’s speedy recovery by Lownfeld
In honor of Rabbi Gorin by Shirley and David
Carol and Richard Barsky
Greenberg Kiddush Fund
In memory of Ernest Kahn by Tamah Graber
By the Greenberg family Refuah Shlema for Sol Zeidman by Bobbi and
In memory of Belle Meyers by Tamah Graber Larry Gorban
By Jeffrey Smith
In memory of Ernest Kahn by Ziva and Jerry Religious School
In honor of Rabbi Gorin by Janice Zalen
In honor of Rabbi Gorin by Leon and Moira In memory of Ernest Jennes by Bobbi and
In memory of Pearl Gottesman by Ziva and Larry Gorban
Refuah Shlema for Shelly Goldin by Susan and By Marina and Louri Zaitseva
In honor of Susan Brannigan on passing the
Maryland Bar Exam by Betty Fishman Social Action Fund
In memory of Moishe Horelick by Rhoda
Refuah Shlemah to Lou Kornhauser by Betty In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Diane and
Fishman Joe Gezelter
In memory of Sylvia Horelick by Rhoda
In memory of David Mayer Jr. by Howard
Sakolsky Torah Fund
In memory of Mollie Broadman by Ira Broadman In memory of Jeanne Bowen by Diane and
High Holiday honors by Marian and Jesse
Kaiser Joe Gezelter
In honor of David Wagner’s Bar Mitvah by Tzedaka Fund
In honor of David Wagner’s Bar Mitzvah by
In honor of Lisa and Jack’s wedding by Carol Alvin and Florence Bernstein
and Richard Barsky
Tikvat Israel remembers with respect those whose yahrzeits
occur from 5 Tevet to 6 Shevat • January 2009
5 TEVET/JANUARY 1 15 TEVET/JANUARY 11 23 TEVET/JANUARY 19 2 SHEVAT/JANUARY 27
Ida Fattman Benjamin Feinman Albert Blonder Sarah G. Kravitz
Robert Lewis Jennie Schnitzer Ruth Halpern Carl Lane
Sarah Margolies Lillian Walder Anne Kristal Frances Nadel
Dora Tanker Sidney Sirkis Sylvia Seiler
16 TEVET/JANUARY 12 Eugene Thompson Esther Blake Wilchins
6 TEVET/JANUARY 2 Benjamin Kay
Solomon Battino 24 TEVET/JANUARY 20 3 SHEVAT/JANUARY 28
Ben Perlmutter 17 TEVET/JANUARY 13 Solomon Meltzer Raymond Eldredge
Frances Saperstein Mildred Brook Sarah Gorin
Fred Stryker Rachel Cohen 25 TEVET/JANUARY 21 Bertha Grossman
7 TEVET/JANUARY 3 Harriet Miller Lorimar Caplan Celia Hecht
Helen Berger Samuel Nadel Sarah Cohen Nat E. Koeppel
Eve Hoffman Mollie Flax Morton Leman
Daniel Jeremias 18 TEVET/JANUARY 14 Bernard Gross Jacob Schneider
Sol Leise Blanche Cohen Nathan Plafker Bess Snyder
Anne Segal Irwin Fishman David Rosen
Hyman Gershowitz Henry Schwartz 4 SHEVAT/JANUARY 29
8 TEVET/JANUARY 4 Lillian Liss Louis Waxler Leo Pachenker
June Balin Marjorie Nash Isaac Zipin
Esther Berk Joseph Sully 26 TEVET/JANUARY 22
Eugene Cahn Moishe Chaim Chait 5 SHEVAT/JANUARY 30
David Glass 19 TEVET/JANUARY 15 Bernard (Burt) Chatlynne Fanny Leah Brick
9 TEVET/JANUARY 5 Sam Fermon Benjamin Futrovsky Eva Brooke
Max Bassin Abraham Pelish Sam Gorin Dorothy Caplan
Irving Reiner Sarah Rosen Marcus Jacobs Gutman David Cohen
Doris Klion Taylor Caren Thaler Morris Silverman Bernard Einbinder
10 TEVET/JANUARY 6 20 TEVET/JANUARY 16 27 TEVET/JANUARY 23 Anna Linsenberg
Lydia Black Walter Blumberg Marie Gabes Maxwell Rosenlicht
Henry Roth Beatrice Boroff David Kushner
Carl Seide Frieda Cohen Lena Rosenblum 6 SHEVAT/JANUARY 31
Louis Hecht Della Whittaker Celia Bress Radin
11 TEVET/JANUARY 7 Sara Kaplan Marion Salon
Julia Auerbach Sadie Koeppel 28 TEVET/JANUARY 24
Irene Berger Clement Ezra Marcus Richard Alan Goodman CONDOLENCES
Morris Gorinson Mildred Stein Meyer Kensky Tikvat Israel extends
Margaret Peisner Dora Stutz condolences to:
21 TEVET/JANUARY 17
12 TEVET/JANUARY 8 David Mayer, III on the death
Julius Landy 29 TEVET/JANUARY 25
Geraldine Linden of his father, David Mayer, Jr.
Havivah Levy Lena Berlin
Mollie Radin Schrager Freda Stutz on the death of
Hilda Levy Samuel D. Bredt
13 TEVET/JANUARY 8 Michael O. Miller Saul Cohen her son, Saul Stutz
Ellen Frank Fine Ida M. Schiffman Malcolm First Helene Kram and Neil Kram on
Ellen Jacob Rabbi Richard Winograd Harold Kaplan the death of Louise Deutchman
Allen Katz Richard Wottitzky Shoshana Kolirin
Joyce Fisher and Bonnie
Anna Krooler Cowan on the death of
Nathan Nachamkin 22 TEVET/JANUARY 18 1 SHEVAT/JANUARY 26
Morris Cohen Lawrence Blonder
14 TEVET/JANUARY 10 George Ray Davis Nathan Gershowitz Robert Copaken on the
Julius Rom Maurice Levinsohn Marion Goldstein death of his brother, Richard
Rebecca Rosenberg Abraham Peck Samuel Lerner Copaken.
Can you believe.....PURIM is just around the corner!
MISHLOACH MANOT 5769
One of the nicest Purim traditions is giving a gift of food to friends – “Mishloach Manot.” Sending food
gifts is one of the four Mitzvot of Purim and is a heartfelt way to foster friendships and connections
within our community. It also emphasizes Jewish unity, which lies at the core of the Purim holiday.
Join in the mitzvah and fun of Mishloach Manot by ordering your Purim bags now!
~ How It Works ~
For $5 per name or household, you can send a beautiful gift bag to anyone on the TI membership list
(in-town members only), including TI teachers and staff. Each person on your list will receive one
gift bag, along with a Purim card listing all the people who also designated that individual to receive
a bag.* Bags will be picked up at the Purim Carnival or the Megillah reading.
Special Deal! For $150 you can have your name included on as many people’s bags as you wish. Even
the whole congregation and staff, if you like!
~ Two Options for Placing Your Order ~
Visit www.TikvatIsrael.HappyPurim.com, where you can check off the names of TI members and
staff whom you would like to receive Purim bags, and securely pay by credit card. You will soon
receive a letter by regular mail with your personalized password for accessing this website.
- OR -
Fill out the form on the reverse side of this page and return to the office with your check.
ORDERING DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 9, 2009
(Questions? Contact Bobbi Cohen at 301 847-8779, email@example.com; or Maimon and Anna
Levy at 301 774-6115, Sun.-Thurs., 6:00 – 9:00 pm or firstname.lastname@example.org)
*If you are sent a Mishloach Manot bag from more than one individual, you will receive one bag only; all those
people sending you the Mishloach Manot will be listed on the accompanying card.
Mishloach Manot Bags
Important Note: For your convenience, Mishloach Manot bags may be ordered online at
www.TikvatIsrael.HappyPurim.com. Online ordering will allow you to check off the
names you wish to include from the TI membership and staff list and to pay securely by
For those who prefer the paper order form, please complete the information requested below
and return the form to the office with your check no later than February 9, 2009. Thank you.
PLEASE SELECT EITHER OPTION A OR OPTION B BELOW:
___ Option A
I would like to include my name on the Mishloach Manot bags for the following Tikvat
Israel members and staff (use space below). The cost is $5.00 per name or family
___ Option B
I prefer to pay $150 for my name to appear on the Mishloach Manot bags for ALL Tikvat
Israel members and staff (or for only the individuals I’ve listed below).
Please use additional sheet if more room is required. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.
Attached is my check for:
____ Option A: Number of bags ___ at $5 each……………………………… Amount:_______
____ Option B: $150 for my name to appear on bags for ALL mem-
bers of the TI community (or just the names I’ve listed above).…………Amount:_______
____ Additional bags for my personal use (family and friends)
Number of bags ___ at $8 each ……………………………………....... Amount: _______
TOTAL: $ _________
Note: Orders will not be processed without payment. Please write your check to “Tikvat
Israel,” with “Purim” on the notation line. Submit check & form to office by Feb. 9, 2009.
Name: __________________________Tel No.______________E-mail ____________________
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