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									    February 2012 -                                                                            8 Shvat -
       March 2012                                                                          8 Nissan 5772

                       From the Rabbi...

                       Facts or Myth?

                       Over the years many of our Jewish traditions have been based on what we believed were
                       halachic reasoning, when in actuality they were based on "hearsay." The following article
                       will hopefully shed some light on the facts and myths of Shabbat observance. I look forward
                       to having an open discussion with our congregation on this topic.

Shalom u’vrakha,
Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman

Myths and Facts: Musical Instruments on Shabbat
Written by a student of R. Elisha Ancselovits

This post addresses popular misconceptions concerning classical halachic sources about playing musical
instruments on Shabbat. The purpose of this post is not to promote a particular stance about halacha (what should
and shouldn’t be done) or meta-halacha (how one should determine what should and shouldn’t be done). I’m not
suggesting (chas veshalom) that the only (or the best) way to justify one’s practices is by finding a pre-modern
halachic text that supports them; I’m just clarifying what those pre-modern texts do and don’t say.
(Many thanks to Rabbi Elisha Ancselovits and his Hilchot Shabbat class for introducing me to a number of these
sources. However, any mistakes are my own, as are formalistic interpretations that Rav Elisha would almost
certainly frown upon. The deeper discussions about what the sources are really talking about are an important
conversation, perhaps for a later post, but this post is addressing the sources on the most literal level, in order to
clear up misconceptions so that that conversation can start with a clean(er) slate.)
Myth: The reason for prohibiting musical instruments on Shabbat is mourning for the destruction of the Temple.
Fact: In all of Jewish tradition, there is no value of X for which “We don’t do X on Shabbat (but do X on
weekdays) because of mourning for the destruction of the Temple.” In fact, many things are precisely the opposite.
Public mourning is forbidden on Shabbat, so many personal and communal mourning practices are suspended on
So where does this idea come from in the first place? Perhaps from sources such as the Gemara’s statement in
Gittin 7a (codified by the Rambam in Hilchot Ta’aniyot 5:14 and by the Shulchan Aruch in OH 560:3) that in the
aftermath of the destruction, all music (instrumental or vocal) is now forbidden (any day of the week). Needless to
say, this prohibition is not widely observed. In light of this, later commentators have limited its scope, but none by
saying that it specifically refers to Shabbat.
[Yes, there is a principle of                  (rabbinic prohibitions regarding Shabbat do not apply in the Temple),
and this principle may have some relevance to the question of musical instruments on Shabbat (viz. it means that
the fact that musical instruments were played in the Temple on Shabbat isn’t sufficient to convince everyone that
musical instruments are ok outside the Temple on Shabbat). But it is undisputed that this means in the Temple, not
at the time of the Temple. Any restrictions that apply today outside the Temple also applied in the time of the
Temple outside the Temple. And Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 4:1 shows one example of these restrictions being
relaxed (not strengthened) after the destruction.]
Myth: The Mishnah explicitly prohibits musical instruments on Shabbat and yom tov, as it says (Sukkah 5:1)
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flute of simchat beit hashoeivah, which does not override either Shabbat or yom tov”).
Fact: From the larger context of the Mishnah (Sukkah chapter 4 and the beginning of chapter 5), it’s not at all clear
that the flute itself is the reason that simchat beit hashoeivah isn’t done on Shabbat or yom tov. These mishnayot
are built around the short mnemonic phrases in Sukkah 4:1, and ”                 “could simply be synecdoche for the
celebration as a whole, much as            is synecdoche for all four species, and         is synecdoche for the whole
ceremony of encircling the altar. There are certainly other aspects of simchat beit hashoeivah that are more obvious
Shabbat prohibitions, such as lighting fire (for non-sacrificial purposes), and perhaps excessive levity.
Myth: The Gemara explicitly prohibits musical instruments on Shabbat and yom tov, /                                      a
rabbinic decree lest one repair a musical instrument [on Shabbat] (Beitzah 36b).
Fact: Not quite. Mishnah Beitzah 5:2 lists a number of activities that are rabbinically prohibited on Shabbat and
yom tov, and the list includes clapping and dancing. The Gemara then provides reasons for these prohibitions, and
states, as the reason for prohibiting clapping and dancing, /                          a rabbinic decree lest one repair a
musical instrument [on Shabbat].
It’s certainly not such a huge logical leap from saying that clapping and dancing are forbidden on Shabbat lest one
repair a musical instrument to saying that playing a musical instrument is also forbidden. But that’s not what the
decree actually said. So those who think that clapping and dancing are permitted on Shabbat should think carefully
before citing this source as a reason for prohibiting musical instruments.
Myth: The reason for prohibiting musical instruments is that one might tune the instrument, or replace a string that
Fact: Supposing that                           is a reason for prohibiting musical instruments on Shabbat, the question
arises as to which repairs are of concern. Tuning is not mentioned in any of the sources (and is not what would
ordinarily be considered “repair”), and replacing a broken string is explicitly permitted by Tosefta Eruvin 8:19 (at
least under limited conditions, which aren’t 100% clear).
Tosafot (Beitzah 30a) distinguishes between “their time”, when they were expert at making musical instruments,
and “our time”, when we’re not. (They even go so far as to say that the decree doesn’t apply in “our time” as a
result.) So they clearly understand the prohibited “repairs” to be significant enough to require a luthier or other
skilled professional, in contrast to tuning an instrument or replacing a broken guitar string, which any amateur
musician can do.
Myth: There is a distinction between playing percussion instruments and playing other (string, wind, etc.)
Fact: The sources do not mention such a distinction. If the issue with musical instruments is ,                      then
percussion instruments are just as much at issue (since they can be repaired, and since they can accompany clapping
and dancing). And if the issue is )               making noise), then this category is also construed to include sounds
that are percussive (or otherwise non-melodic) in nature, such as letting a mill run during Shabbat (Shabbat 18a),
knocking on a door (Eruvin 104a), and a baby’s rattle (Shulchan Aruch OH 339:3). (In fact, the Me’iri cites a view
that the prohibition is only on loud percussion, and not on other music.)
Myth: There is a distinction between playing instruments during kabbalat shabbat and playing instruments during
ma’ariv or other Shabbat services.
Fact: First of all, the classical sources about musical instruments on Shabbat don’t mention anything about prayer
at all. The question of which (if any) prayers are being accompanied never comes up. Second of all, kabbalat
shabbat didn’t even exist before the 16th century.
Yes, there are communities where instruments are played during kabbalat shabbat (BEFORE SUNDOWN) and not
during ma’ariv (before or after sundown). But the relevant distinction here is between playing instruments on
Friday (universally acceptable, except among those who hold by the opinion above that all music is forbidden) and
playing instruments on Shabbat. Two possible ways for Shabbat to begin are 1) the setting of the sun, 2) the
recitation of Psalm 92 at the end of kabbalat shabbat. Once either of these has happened, it is Shabbat, and the
community’s Shabbat practices (whatever those may be) go into effect.
This means that if the entire service takes place after sundown (for example, during the winter), there is no basis in
premodern sources for distinguishing between kabbalat shabbat and ma’ariv. Of course, one might have an aesthetic
(or other) basis, which is not the subject of this post.
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                       Education News
                       By Dorice Horenstein
                                By the time you read this bulletin, Tu b’shvat is just around the corner and with its various
                       celebrations in our Shul: Field trip to the World Forestry Center on Feb 5, making planters for our elderly
                       congregants and a Tu B’shvat Seder on Feb 8 with guest speakers to discuss different ways to saving our world
                       one step at a time. These celebrations provide a wonderful opportunity to once again experience the richness of
                       Judaism and its commitment to Mitzvot, the commandments.
                       This past month I met a lovely couple who are contemplating moving to Portland from another state, with their
                       4 year old daughter, because they want to give their daughter an upbringing that is deeper than “what kind of a
goo chi bag she will want to get in 3rd grade” (quote from the parent)…they wish for her to gain solid roots that go farther than the
externals this world can provide.
          We, my dear readers, are living in a society that values externals. Who buys the best and most expensive brand name
clothes, who goes on the most vacations, who has the most toys at home. The ones who are more financially successful and
physically beautiful most often rank high on society’s valued qualities. When it comes to our children, some of us continue this lack
of judgment by valuing only outward appearance and academic achievement.
          Clearly, while some external symbols are beneficial to children (for their self-esteem, for exploring their individual talents,
for allowing them to be happier members of society), emphasizing only that will have consequences to deal with and a danger for
future generations.
          As parents we have to “prune” our trees…oops, I mean our children, so they will be internally strong and will have a solid
foundation that will support them growing high and standing proud. Their roots need to be more than “where do I go to school, what
do I wear, and what are my after-school hobbies.” What are the roots I am referring to? No one says it better than Rabbi Elazar Ben
Azariah, “When a person’s wisdom exceeds his good deeds, to what may he be compared? To a tree with many branches but few
roots. However, when a person’s deeds exceed his wisdom, to what may he be compared? To a tree with a few branches but many
roots—all the wind may blow against it, yet the tree will stand.”
          Doing mitzvot for others and for the world are as essential to our children’s education and self-esteem as music lessons,
dance lessons or any other extracurricular activities. Our roots are our traditions, beliefs, faith, family closeness and self-respect (and
therefore, respect of others). Throughout the coming year at Shaarie Torah, you will have ample opportunities to get involved in
programs that will enhance your children’s roots. I invite and encourage you to come and be part of our Shaarie Torah family—
become a giving tree and spread your roots at our synagogue stream. As our new ad in the Oregon Jewish Life magazine states—
Shaarie Torah: Our roots are ancients, our blossoms are fresh!
          Mitzvah for the Month of January
Some of you got my email in January, but in case you did not, here is a Mitzvah that is worth mentioning again…
          “I was afraid to show the kids that I cry. So I turned around and faced the wall, with my back to the people and our
Wednesday night students for just a second as I tried to gather my tears back into my eyes, to look completely cool and normal.
But it was hard.”
          Last night a group from the Wednesday night school met at the Blanchette house to help feed the hungry. It was a cold
and wet night. People started lining up at 4:30 and they lined all the way around the block. And they sat and they waited until
5pm when the doors opened and then only a few at a time were being ushered to come in to find their tables and begin to eat. And
once they found their seats, more were ushered in.
          Our kids were serving, cleaning, and dishing food out on plates for one hour, feeding 248 people. 248 people. Can you
imagine that? Close your eyes and imagine this number. This is a full sanctuary of seats in our main sanctuary. That is how
many people. That made me very proud. And fortunate. For all that I have and for seeing our kids doing such a mitzvah.
          So why cry, you ask? Because at about 5:25pm a women walked in pushing a summer stroller with a 4 year old boy
sitting in it. The boy had a coat and a hat, but was clearly tired. His eyes were almost closed. She pulled him up by his coat out
from the stroller so he can sit next to her and eat his dinner. Usually a 4 year old may be a bit picky as to what he eats..not this
boy. He ate lettuce, meat with sauce on a piece of bread and a muffin. My heart was aching to see this one child, among the
many adults, sitting and eating without saying a word. Then he needed to go potty, so the mother pulled him by the coat to the
bathroom, which was occupied. The boy started to panic that he had to go potty...so the women pulled him by the coat outside of
the Blanchette house so he can relieve himself by the side....I cried. I cried for youth that is lost for this boy. I cried for the mother
who cannot take care of her child. I cried because I was thinking of our children, our own children. I asked the man in charge to
tell me about this woman. He told me that she has been coming for a week with her boy. When I asked if there aren’t any
programs for mothers and children, he replied that there are, but they have rules and regulations as to who they will accept.
Mothers who are using drugs are not permitted....I teared up again...”
For volunteer opportunities with us, call 503-226-6131 ext 229

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           Joy of Judaism                                                       zecdi zgny
                                                 FEBRUARY: SUSTAINABILITY
Tu B’shvat Seder - Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm. Come learn the magic of Tu b’shvat, learn the ways to save our
environment…and eat some traditional foods for the holiday. Cost: $9 dollars per person. (Wednesday night school
attendees @no cost).
Time to Party - Saturday, February 11th, 7:30pm: Shaarie Torah best party in town. Live band, great music, wonderful
dancing, delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts! We will learn the Cha Cha - what more can we ask for? $25 dollars per person.
Join us by RSVP!
Living Room Learning - Sunday, February 12th: Every 6 weeks or so a lovely group gets together in someone’s home to study
about a Jewish topic! 12 of us were there last time. If you wish to join these learned ladies, email Dorice to learn the location of
our next gathering.
Family Service - Saturday, February 18th: If your family hasn’t experienced this service before, you must come! And if you
have, I was blessed by your presence and invite you to come again. If you have a child who wishes to take an active role in
leading one of the prayers, call me. We welcome youth leadership in family services.
TextShabbat - Saturday, February 18, 11:00am after Lois Shenker d’var Torah. If you love to figure out puzzles, and find
meaning behind the simple picture or story—than TextShabbat is for U! What is said in Hebrew and what we understand in
English can be two different things…come and learn what rays of sunshine Parashat Bo is shedding on our Jewish
Shabbat Dinner - Friday, February 24th, 6:30pm: Enjoy a delicious meal following the Middle school leading the Friday night
service. Member/Non-Member: $12/$15 per adult; $7/$9 per child; $35/45 family cap.
The Gift of Memory through Jewish Eyes - Saturday, February 25th. Lois Shenker, teacher, facilitator, life coach, author and
speaker will lead us in the Chulent Chat discussion following kiddush luncheon, as well as deliver a d’var Torah during services.
Schlep a Kid Bowling! Schlep an Adult Bowling! - Saturday, February 25th, 7 pm: Has it been a while since you bowled?
Bring out your glove and ball and let the competition begin! Different age groups in different lanes. Will it be boys vs. girls?
Adult vs. youth? Men vs. women? So many choices - come and be part of the fun!
                                                      MARCH: CELEBRATE
Family Service - Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00am: An opportunity for families to come together, pray, and talk Torah. School
age children are encouraged to lead parts of the service and even chant Torah. A wonderful way for both adults and children
to bond and learn how our ancient Judaism can help in their contemporary lives. Everyone is invited to stay for kiddush lunch.
Purim - Wednesday, March 7th, 5:30 pm join us for Purim Fun with games and booth and dinner of Baked potato bar, chili
&salad. Megliah Reading starts at 6:30 followed by a special Do Jump performance! Entertainment for the entire family!
Member/Nonmember : $10/$15 per adult, $5/$7 per child, family rate $30/$40
Learner’s Minyan - Saturday, March 10th, 10:30am: Join Keith Berne as he explores a relevant Jewish topic.
Shabbat Dinner - Friday, March 16th , 6:30pm: Our High School Students are leading the Kabalat shabbat service followed by
Shabbat dinner at Shul. Cost: Member/Non-Member: $10/$12 per adult; $7/$9 per child; $35/45 family cap.
TextShabbat - Saturday, March 17th, 11:00am: If you love to figure out puzzles, and find meaning behind the simple picture
or story - than TextShabbat is for U! What is said in Hebrew and what we understand in English can be two different things…
come and learn what rays of sunshine Parashat Bo is shedding on our Jewish understanding.
Ask the Rabbi session - Saturday, March 17th:When shall we bend our knees and bow and when not when praying? Why fish
not considered meat? Why do we have Jewish cemeteries? Can’t we all be buried together; after all we are dead…? Come with
your question ready for after Kiddush luncheon session! Free.
Join us outside of shul! - Sunday, March 18th, 6pm: All Shaarie Torah friends are invited to go to Bridgeport, watch a movie
of their choice and meet after @YogurtLand for frozen yogurt - Shaarie Torah will get 10% of the profit. Will we see you
Ladies Photography Workshop - March 26th, 7:00 pm: learn how to use your own camera in this wonderful workshop
fundraiser by professional photographer, Melissa Mills-Koffel in her beautiful studio in Hillsboro. $36 includes workshop, wine
and refreshments; $54 to be a sponsor. RSVP to office, Questions? Contact Simi at simi@shaarietorah.org.
March 29th, 7:00 pm – Come watch the classic movie “Exodus” in CST and learn about the story of Jews escaping from Europe
during WWII, trying to enter Palestine. Free.

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                       From the Carl Preschool
                       by Elizabeth Fleishman
                                Our December Family Night was a great success! We had a full house and the
                       children sang beautifully for their families, friends and grandparents. Our preschool
                       parents help prepare all the food and decorate. The children made wrapping paper and
                       menorahs to decorate the tables. As a gift for their parents they made sunflower hand
                       prints on a canvas frame. The graduating children had silhouettes made. It was a mini
                       fund-raiser. We had a wine raffle and brought in about $1700. I thank all who were
                       involved in the organization and implementation of this wonderful "get together."
       The preschoolers have been having fun with Hebrew letters and words along with our mystery letters.
Our drama area will soon be transformed into a plane so we can pretend to travel to Israel. We will explore the
weather and decide what to pack, what kinds of foods we'll be eating that are different from our American diet.
We will look at how the land is similar in areas, the animals, the customs, the currency and the differences
here and there. We'll make some stops along the way (Disneyland, and distant Bubbies and Zadies). It just
keeps getting better and better every year.
       It’s time to get ready for next fall. We have our Preschool Round-up February 13 and 14th from 9:30
am – 11 am. This is when families get to see our wonderful space, see what we do and observe the children “in
action”! Families can fill out an application or join our list for the 2012-2013 school year! Families of the shul
have enrollment priority and a discount in tuition. Support your shul and join in the programs we offer here,
they are child and family centered. We offer enrichment and afterschool programs 5 days a week. Elianne
Lieberman offers an art class, after school care and will teach and organize our summer camp; was a great
success last summer. We will have another Preschool Open House in the spring.
       The preschool will be having our Annual Auction March 10th 2012. The Lebwohl-Boussi Family has
offered to host the event in their home this year. Check out our webpage www.thecarlschool.com to get more
information or e-mail me at preschool@shaarrietorah.org for information. We have flyers posted throughout
                                                                                the shul and at the preschool
                                                                                entrance. Last year we made
                                                                                over $8000! This year we are
                                                                                raising funds to cover budgetary
                                                                                expenses and repair our sink
                                                                                area, along with many
                                                                                enrichment programs and
                                                                                         If you have anything you
                                                                                would like to donate or know
                                                                                someone who would like to
                                                                                donate a service, vacation home
                                                                                (for a weekend), piece of art,
                                                                                music lessons, Hebrew lessons,
                                                                                host a dinner, anything you can
                                                                                do, we would be ver y
                                                                                appreciative! And it's all tax
                                                                                deductible! If you would like to
                                                                                be involved in any way please
                                                                                contact us!

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                                               From Sisterhood to You
                                                           by Melissa Cohen
          Hello Sisterhood & Friends, its Hamentaschen time!
          Purim is just over a month away and Sisterhood is working furiously now organizing donations, volunteers, and production
activity for Hamentaschen. Last year we baked nearly 2500 dozen Hamentaschen with the help of over 100 shul volunteers (men and
teenagers included).
          As you are well aware, Hamentaschen is Sisterhood’s largest (and longest running) fundraiser of the year and the backbone of
Sisterhood’s annual Yom Kippur appeal donation. Throughout the year, profits are directly invested back into the Synagogue to sup-
port educational programming, events, building upgrades & maintenance, and a variety of other sponsorships.
          We are now in the planning phases for 2012 and looking for new sources of donations. Perhaps YOU know of a supply source
that would be interested in donating or would like to help solicit such donations. If you’d like to volunteer and/or make donations,
please let us know. All are invited (including men and teenagers).
          Mark Your Calendar, we need your help!
          Sunday, January 29th, 10a in the Social Hall – Hamentaschen Planning & Donation Shower Join us for our annual kick-
     off event as we hold a “Shower” for donations for Hamentaschen. Gifts we receive during the Shower go directly toward baking,
     the baking process, and kitchen operations.
     Donations needed, but are not limited to:
               ⇒       Dates, prunes, raisins and apricots (dried & pitted)
               ⇒       Coconut
               ⇒       Shelled walnuts
               ⇒       Jam – strawberry and apricot
               ⇒       Eggs
               ⇒       Bakery boxes
               ⇒       Wax paper dividers
               ⇒       New stainless steel cooling racks
               ⇒       Lunch items for volunteers: dairy or pareve tuna, cottage cheese, canned fruit, pasta, sauce, etc
               ⇒       Grocery store gift cards and in-kind donations.
     All food-item donations must have a Kosher hechsher. A "K" is NOT a kosher hechsher - please consult Rabbi Zuckerman for any questions.
     If you have questions or have a donation, but are not able to attend the shower, please contact Charlotte.
          Thursday, February 9h – Hamentaschen Grinding Grinding begins in the afternoon/evening in the kitchen where we grind
     the fruit and moen filling for Hamentaschen…come help us with the biggest, gooey-est food fight ever! P.S. We need extra mus-
     cles for this event because once mixed, the filling is heavy.
          Sunday, February 12th – First Day of Baking! All are welcome to join us in the kitchen, we have jobs for everyone and will
     even help you get comfortable in the kitchen.
          Baking Continues for the next three weeks – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 12th-15th, February 19th
     -22 and February 26th-29th from 9a-2p + Tuesday evenings from 4:30p-9p.
          Don’t forget to place your order, too. All prepaid Hamentaschen orders are guaranteed. Order form is attached and
feel free to forward it along and/or print and post where you think others might be interested.
          Sisterhood welcomes new members and looks forward to seeing you in the coming weeks. For more information about
Hamentaschen, the Gift Shop, volunteering, donating membership or Sisterhood in general, please contact Immediate Past-
President Melissa Cohen at 503-522-3357 or Melissa_cohen@frontier.com.
         Best, Melissa

         Come see NEW exciting merchandise in our Diane Nemer Sisterhood Gift Shop!
                 Lots of great NEW gift ideas!
    New jewelry, mezuzas, talits, and other merchandise now
       available. Come see what's new and get a laugh!
                   Open during office hours:
              Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm
                      Friday 9 am - 3 pm
               Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm
          Sundays 10 am - noon      or by appointment.
          All proceeds go to our Education Programs

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                        OF CONGREGATION SHAARIE TORAH.

         The world has changed, utterly, and we recognize that the way we functioned before is inadequate for today. We
are, therefore, working this year and beyond without a president or vice-president, in other words without formal leader-
ship. Instead, we, each of us, continue to pursue our various efforts to support the important projects of Sisterhood. We
now choose to work as individuals but function as a cohesive group. We will keep Sisterhood alive and make sure that
our activities add to the synagogue’s successful performance. We are continuing some of our most important former pro-
jects, such as Latkes for Hanukkah, Hamantashen for Purim, oversight of the Kitchen and Social Hall and an impressive
gift shop to help fund the Education Department.
         We also will continue to request your support, once yearly, for Dues or Donor, to keep us functional.
But we would love to have you join us in this experimental community effort to become a new and better Sisterhood for
Congregation Shaarie Torah. Please let us know if you would like to contribute your efforts. Offer us your expertise or
your willingness to learn about what we do. You will find it a truly rewarding experience.
         You may contact any of us, at any time. Don’t hesitate to call. We are all eager to talk to you.
Melissa Cohen 503-522-3357, Leslie Petcher 503-524-9537, Miriam Straus 503-620-3303, Dori Tenner 503-646-5866,
Charlotte Tevet 503-246-2458 or Bobbie Cohen 503-644-7879.
There are others, working individually or in small groups to participate in our experiment. My final review at the end of
our now Fiscal Year will include all who have joined with us in this new endeavor.

        Hoping to hear from you,

        Miriam S. Straus, Financial Secretary


      More info visit our           TextShabbat is a monthly gathering for families of school age
           website                  children. Our gathering begins at 11 am with learning Jewish
     www.shaarietorah.org           Text and applying it to our lives. Great Torah discussion, a
         e-mail Dorice:             wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat with our community.
    education@shaarietorah.org      Facilitated by Education Director Dorice Horenstein and led
                                    by families of Congregation Shaarie Torah.
      Phone: 503-226-6131
                                    TextShabbat dates for the 2011-2012 year:
                                    February 18, March 17, April 28, May 19, June 16

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                                Second Night Seder
                                   Saturday, April 7, 2012
                       Seder led by Rabbi Arthur & Simi Zuckerman
                            A delicious Kosher L'Pesach Meal
                                 Catered by Barbara Block

                                 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
              $50 Members $15 Children                 $65 Non-members $20 Children

                 Please call Susan to RSVP at 503-226-6131 by Monday, April 2nd
                 Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

                                          Traditional Seder Plate
                                              Chopped Liver
                                             Crudités Platter
                                             Matzo Ball Soup
                               Chicken Marsala with Wine and Mushrooms
                          Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
                                        Spring Vegetable Mélange
                  Spring Baby lettuce with Seasonal Fruit in a Light Vinaigrette Dressing
                                               Fruit Platter
                                            Assorted Desserts
                 Vegetarian options are available upon request with your reservation.

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                               Kiddush Club
                             We thank you for your
                             Hy & Tillie Baderman
                             John Barton
                             Lisa Berkley
                             Frank & Lee Berne
                             Arthur & Jean Blumberg
                             Milt Carl
                             Frieda Cohen
                             Jeff & Caren Cohen
                             Phil & Bobbie Cohen
                             Sy & Carol Danish
                             Joel & Karen Fischer
                             Jack Fruchtengarten
                             Nancy Fruchtengarten
                             Lisl Geller
                             Diana Ginsburg
                             Leonard & Dolly Goldberg
                             Jay & Marleen Goldstein
                             Raymond Kimeldorf
                             Miriam Lambert
                             Lydda Martinez
                             Ron Maudsley
                             Michael Mendelson
                             Tami Ovalle
                             Gordon Oviatt
                             David & Carmel Ross
                             Michael & Kuntheary
                             Esther Swart
                             Isaac & Charlotte Tevet
                             Jennifer Tucker
                             Claire Westerman
                             Joan Wiens
                             Jack Wolinsky
                             Bernard & Naomi Warmflash

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       vnka vtupr                Get Well                             Happy Birthday!
 Sy Danish, Claire Goldsmith, Mike Imlah, Elisa Funes,            February          March
 Sissie Kotkins, Fedor Pikus, Cantor David Rosenberg,                            Amy Bloom
                                                          Judy Appelbaum
             Max Switzer, Inez Weissman,                                         Rosalyn Bloom
        Leah bat Esther, Moshe Tzvi ben Belah,            Lisa Berkley
                                                          Leslie Cohen           Arthur Blumberg
       Channah Zise bat Sarah, Yehudit bat Aidle,
       Esther Malka bat Liba, Yitzakah bat Reva,          Rosalind Cooper        Steve Boro
      Shira bat Esther, Michal Channa bat Rachel,         Larry Friedman         Sally Burda
                Zev ben Avram Yitzhak,                    Lillian Gitelson       Milt Carl
           Raizel Chaya bat Dovida Boruch,                Edward Glick           Norman Chusid
         Harav Ronnie David Zishe ben Aliza,                                     Lynne Cohen
                                                          Shirley Harris
               Rebbitzin Simi Zuckerman                                          Mitchel Cohen
                                                          Marisa Hasson
                                                          Jack Hecht             Seymour Danish
                                                                                 Paul Fogel
                  Anniversaries                           Sue Hickey
                                                                                 Hilton Friedman
                                                          Judy Hoffman
February 3       Betsy Russell & Dennis Steinman     11   Dorice Horenstein      Joel Greenblum
February 4       Robert & Dorice Horenstein          24   Robert Horenstein      David Hytowitz
February 18      Seymour & Carol Danish              44   Richard Hurwitz        Steph Kotkins
                                                          Suzan Luna Jaffe       Jerry Leveton
February 27      Jack & Lea Hecht                    63
                                                          Nancy Kotkins          Elliot Michael
February 27      Jack & Barbara Schwartz             35
                                                          Ann McAdam             Milton Rosenthal
March 7          Leonard & Sally Burda               36
                                                          Laurie Rogoway         Kuntheary Runstein
March 12         Clifford & Julie Hockley            29                          Linda Schnitzer
                                                          Barry Russell
March 19         Ari & Caron Rothstein               17                          Carol Seger
                                                          Jack Schwartz
March 19         Melvin & Carol Seger                46                          Mylen Shenker
                                                          Melvyn Seger
March 23         Jeff & Caren Cohen                  32   David Singer           Linda Singer
March 27         David & Leslie Cohen                36   Dori Tenner            Gladys Stein
March 27         Peter & Anna Lyman                  24   Vicki Wasserman        Sydney Steinbock
                                                                                 Arnold Westerman
                                                                                 Phyllis Zawel
                                                                                 Paul Zimmerman
 To Nancy Fruchtengarten-Beam & family on the passing               Synagogue Office and
        of Nancy’s sister Stephanie Holstine z”l.         Diane Nemer Sisterhood Gift Shop Volunteers
  May the entire Holstine/Fruchtengarten-Beam families
 be comforted along with all mourners of Zion…and may
           Stephanie’s memory be a blessing.                                     Hy and Tillie Baderman
                                                                                 Marty and Marilyn Feist
   To Victor Levy and family on the loss of his wife
                      Sheila Levy.                                                         Dora Newman
 May the entire Levy family be comforted along with all                                      Dori Tenner
  mourners of Zion…and may Sheila’s memory be a
                       blessing.                                                          Judith Alberton

                                                                                                            Congregation Shaarie Torah

                                Mazel tov to Lillian Gitelson on her 100th Birthday!
                                               When I decided to interview Lillian Gitelson who will turn 100 years young on February
                                    4th, I didn’t know what to expect, after all here was a woman who lived a very long and vibrant life,
                                    and I didn’t know what I was walking into. Lillian welcomed me with open arms. “Sit anywhere,”
                                    she said enthusiastically. It’s nothing fancy, but it works. Lillian was born in Dover, Massachu-
                                    setts in 1912 and at 9 years of age her parents moved to New York City to have a better life. She
                                    proudly struts about her apartment without a walker and still toasts a half bagel with cream cheese
                                    every morning, because she doesn’t like the breakfast in the Manor. I sat down with Lillian around
                                    her kitchen table to listen to her reminisce about her life, love and her passions. She cheekily be-
                                    gan the conversation, “I really don’t remember much,” as time passed, the truth unraveled. Lillian
                                    remembered quite a bit about herself and what she cherished most—becoming a wife, mother, ball
                                    room dancer and a volunteer.
                                               Emanuel and Lillian Gitelson married in 1932 in New York City. They met at a sweet
                                    sixteen party in Manhattan. She was thirteen at the time. Her brother brought her to a party per
                                    request of their parents, who thought it was time for Lillian to see the world. Her brother instructed
her sternly to sit tight. A few moments passed and she was approached by Manny. Soon after their first meeting, Manny started
picking her up after school. At age 20, he asked her to marry him and she said “why not” and they were married.
          The birth of Alan and Richard soon followed. In their adult lives, Alan fought for rights for the disabled and had two sons
and a daughter. Richard became an accountant and lawyer, and had two sons. Lillian is happy she brought her two sons up in New
York City. She enjoyed raising them in an environment where they were exposed to a variety of ethnicities, religions and behaviors.
          While raising her family, Lillian spent her free time volunteering in hospitals and Lillian and her husband Manny loved to
go ball room dancing. They spent many weekends with friends in Vermont dancing at different venues. After thirty years of blissful
marriage Manny passed away at age 60 after an unfortunate accident. After her children were grown, she fell in love with Tucson,
Arizona and drove cross country on her own to begin a new chapter in her life. She stayed for ten years continuing to volunteer in
hospitals and working for thrift shops. She was considered the “Queen” of knowing how to get the best bargains. “I loved the
work,”’ she says, still elated after all these years.
          Persuaded by her two sons and seven grandchildren, Lillian packed up her bags and
drove north to Portland to be near her family. Unfortunately, the day after she arrived, her
son passed away. She kept on going and met Rabbi Geller who offered her a job as his assis-
tant. She stayed for about 10 months, because she did not like the kind of work. She felt it
too confining and not the right fit.
          To this day, she continues to live in Portland at Rose Schnitzer Manor and says any-
one who would like to visit, you are more than welcome. She says Portland is no New York,
but she’ll take it.

Happy Birthday, Lillian Gitelson.

Susan Ingber

         Ongoing Adult Learning
Chevrutah Style Talmud Study
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Pre-Shabbat talk
with Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman
12:00 noon in his office
Beginning/Intermediate Biblical He-
brew Class taught by Mike Sheehan
1:30 p.m.

Congregation Shaarie Torah


                                 Do you enjoy a nice
                               Kiddush lunch at shul on
                                    Shabbat? Great!
                                Then please help us to
                              continue offering this meal
                               and make a donation to
                                   the Kiddush Club.

                                                                                        Congregation Shaarie Torah

                                       Adult Education Fund                  My mother Marlene Israel
Rabbi Zuckerman’s                                                                    by Patty Hanson and
                                       In memory of:
Discretionary Fund                     My mother Rosalyn Shamblott
                                                                                     by Elaine Zusman
In memory of:                          Betty Klapper                         My husband Philip Greenberg
My husband Julien Marks                                                              by Sondra Greenberg
                                              by Bruce and Susan Winthrop
       by Victoria Marks                                                     My mother Joy Russell
                                       Henry Artoff
My mother Doris Etlinger                      by Marty and Marilyn Feist             by Betsy Russell and Dennis
       by Leon and Florence Etlinger                                                 Steinman
                                       Hank Gordon
My father Abe Westerman                       by Bruce and Susan Winthrop    My mother-in law Bertha Elsenberg
       by Sondra Greenberg                                                           by Min Zidell
                                       My mother Esther Renee Mandel
My mother Esther Mandel                                                      My mother Joy Russell
                                              by Shari Mandel
       by Rexford Mandel                                                             by Margaret Gotesman
                                       In honor of:
My mother Helen Litman Rosenbloom                                            My brother-in-law Jack Wexler and
                                       Mike Imlah
       by Margi Dane                          by Bruce and Susan Winthrop    My father-in-law Phillip Wexler
My father Harry Mills                                                                by Victor Russo
       by Marian Brown                 Arthur Simon Fresh Flower Fund        My friend Millie Director
My brother Craig Wollner               In memory of:                         My late husband Edward Feves
       by Deanne and Glenn Wong        My brother Arthur Simon                       by Marilyn Feist
My brother-in-law George Pearlman             by Barry Simon                 My friend Hyman Evans
       by Arthur Blumberg                                                            by Annette Levin
My grandmother Mirl Gass               Building Fund                         My father George Pearlman
My brother Oscar Gass                  In memory of:                                 by Leonard Pearlman
My father Joseph Gass                                                        My father Martin Markewitz
       by David Gass                   Cemetery Fund                                 by Vivian Kummerfeldt
My mother Joy Russell                  In memory of:                         My mother-in-law Ray Goodman
       by Barry and Virginia Russell   My grandfather Harry Feves and                by Rosalie Goodman
My mother Lenore Gitelson              My father Benjamin Witt               My mother Celia Ettinger
My brother Eric Gitelson                      by Marilyn Feist                       by Carmella Ettinger
       by Robert Gitelson              My father Ben Rome                    My mother Evelyn Pearlman
My parents Jules and Rose Jacobson            by Jeff Rom                            by Leonard Pearlman
       by Alvin Jacobson               My mother Betty Goldman               My mother-in-law Rebecca Mudrick
My father Saul Mandel                         by Joseph and Margo Sercu              by Allison Mudrick
       by Shari Mandel                 My father-in-law Dave Feves           My aunt Marlene Israel
My father-in-law Max Kaplan                   by Marilyn Feist                       by Eadi Popick
       by Lois Kaplan Glickman         My brother Philip Shapiro             My mother-in-law Ruth Lewis Feves
In honor of:                                  by Murielle Oxman                      by Marilyn Feist
Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman                 My brother Rafael Policar and         My former wife Eleanor Feist
       by Karen Dunn                   My mother Maxine Policar                      by Marty Feist
       by Irit Tzemah                         by Judy and Yossi Malka        My father Edward Soren
                                       My father George Gottesman                    by Stuart Soren
Rabbi Zuckerman’s Tzedakah Fund               by Ellen Teicher
In memory of:                          My husband David Besner
                                                                             Chusid Family Fund for Preservation of
Moishe & Rebecca Myerson                      by Debra Besner                Torah
Koppel & Rachael Goldberg              My mother Tillie Cohen                In memory of:
Meyer & Goldie Shenker                        by Nancy Sherman               My mother Beatrice Chusid,
Sol & Frances Myerson                  My father Sam Shleifer                My father Monte Chusid,
William & Elizabeth Shenker                   by Stuart and Susan Shleifer   My grandmother Anna Chusid,
       by Vivienne Bonnin & family     My grandmother Ida Schatz             My great aunt Hedwig Scheuer
                                              by Joy Epstein                 Irwin Raften
                                                                                    by Norman and Kathy Chusid

 Congregation Shaarie Torah

Education Fund                         Nate & Millie Director Education      Marlene Ruden’s father
In memory of:                                                                        by the Ertischek Family
                                       Fund                                  My great grandfather Semyor Solidor
My brother George Gottesman
                                       In memory of:                                 by Michael, Anna & Sammy
        by Peryl Gottesman             My mother Millie Director
Betty Klopper                                                                        Lipke
                                              by Kina, Lee, Nora and Ethan   My father Morris Rothenberg
        by the Bensons                        Leitner
My father Harry Gilbert                                                              by Barbara and Don Rothenberg
                                       My grandmother Fagel Director         My father Moses Mark
        by Jay and Jan Gilbert         My aunt Celia Westerman
My father-in-law Hillel Slifman                                                      by Louis Mark
                                       My uncle Frank Director               My father Albert Wolff
        by Goldie Slifman                     by Sandey Soble Fields
My brother Jacob Weinstein                                                           by Donna Winkler
        by Millicent Shapiro                                                 My husband Wilbur Hubbard
                                       Endowment Fund                                by Lydia Hubbard
My mother Regina Philan                In memory of:
        by Ben and Jeanette Philan                                           My husband Irving Steinbock
                                       My mother Thelma Cohen                        by Edythe Steinbock
My mother Esther Weinstein                   by Lynne and Mitchel Cohen
        by Nancy and Ross Weinstein                                          My mother Martha Rapp
My great grandmother and mother                                                      by Judy and Allan Weingard
                                       Dr. Max Himmelfarb Memorial Fund      My father Jack Winkler
Thelma Cohen
                                       In memory of:                                 by Fern Winkler Schlesinger
        by Ron, Barbara and Jennifer   My father-in-law Harry Zusman and
        Subotnick                                                            My parents Jack and Ruth Melzer
                                       My aunt Esther Zusman                         by the Melzer Family
My mother Anny Rosenstein                     by Nathaniel Jaffe
        by Elaine Schermer                                                   My great grandmother Gertrude Silver
                                       My father Samuel Jaffe and                    by Dale Silver
My father Charles Goldfoot             My mother Cecelia Jaffe
        by Nathan & Lorraine                                                 My father Jack Melzer
                                              by Nathaniel Jaffe                     by Thomas and Julianne Weed
        Goldfoot                       My mother Betty Parker
My father Ben Rosenfeld                                                      Lyubov and Yefim Melomedov
                                              by Edythe Steinbock                    by Anna and Peter Lyman
        by Howard Rosenfeld
My mother Racheal Schneider                                                  My father Jack Geller
                                       Sol and Frances Myerson Fund                  by Phyllis Zawel
        by Sandra Litt                 In memory of:
My mother Frances Slifman                                                    Rose Schnitzer
                                       My mother Frances Myerson                     by Jordan & Arlene Schnitzer
        by Lorraine Goldfoot                 by Sandra Wiener
Morris and Rebecca Director                                                  My sister Evelyn Pearlman
                                                                                     by Arthur and Jean Blumberg
        by Charlene Director           Rabbi Geller Lecture Series           My husband Louis Slifman
My brother Gary Slifman
My father Harry Slifman                Fund                                          by Goldie Slifman
        by Lorraine Goldfoot           In memory of:                         My mother Elsie Goldfoot
Ronald Hutt                            My father Abraham Hasson                      by Don Eichman
Stephanie Holstine                             by Rebecca Bockman            My mother Mildred Kantor
        by Marty and Marilyn Feist     My sister Fredericka Asistent                 by Morton Kantor
Get well to:                                   by Lisl Geller                My grandfather Banet Dunis
Rebbitzin Simi Zuckerman               Get well to:                                  by Larry Wieder
        by Lee and Frank Berne         Susan Winthrop                        My wife Joy Russell
Mike Imlah                                     by Lisl Geller                        by Isadore Russell
Rebbitzin Simi Zuckerman                                                     My father Herman Fink
        by Charlotte and Isaac Tevet   General Fund                                  by Harvey Fink
In honor of:                           In memory of:                         My father Louis Carl
Charlotte Schwartz                     My father Arthur Klapper              My husband Melvin Harris
        by Claire Westerman                   by Sheldon Klapper             My brother Leon Carl
Marshal Spector and Shari Levinson     My grandmother Marrie Harris                  by Shirley Harris
        by Ruth Steckel                       by Kim and Greg Harris         My great grandfather Manny Silver
                                       My grandfather Bernie Kaplan                  by Dale Silver
                                              by Lori, Kevin & Max Sussman
                                                                                            Congregation Shaarie Torah

My father Samuel Burda                  In honor of:                              My uncle Alex Goldstein
        by Leonard and Sally Burda      Frank and Ruth Gordin                     My grandmother Rebecca Jacobson
My grandfather Banet Dunis                      by Roberta and Phillip Cohen             by Milt Carl
        by Larry Wieder                 Nikolas Aepfelbacher                      My brother-in-law Bob Mudrick
Stephanie Holstine                              by Marvin and Doreen Schnitzer           by Allison Mudrick
        by Marje Jacobson               Get well:                                 My mother Fredericka Asistent
My husband Arthur Teicher               Stanley Marcus                                   by Lynn Doraine
        by Selma Teicher                        by Leonard and Dolly Goldberg     My mother Cissi Carl
In honor of:                                                                      My grandmother Goldie Weinstein
Sofia Alegra Tevet                      Kitchen Fund                              My grandmother Gussie Carl
        by the Ertischek Family         In memory of:                                    by Michael and Barbie Enkelis
Jonah Rothstein                         My father Aex Blond                       Get well to:
        by Kurt and Bonnie Goldsmith    My mother Raisa Gordin                    Nancy Hassman
Selma Zack’s 90th birthday              My aunt Fannie Cohen                      Harry and Joanne Glickman
        by Edith Kamin                          by Ruth and Frank Gordin                 by Milt Carl
Get well to:                            My mother Phyllis Petcher
Stanley Marcus                          David Loff                                Prayer Book Fund
        by Thelma Solomon               Sylvia Perkel                             In memory of:
Rachel Mizrahi                                  by Daniel and Leslie Petcher      My sister Sylvia Gold
        by Judith Alberton              My sister-in-law Sheila Jacobson Sockol           by Peryl Gottesman
                                                by Marjory Jacobson               My grandmother Sophia Paul
Harry Nemer Kiddush Fund                Sandy Cowan                                       by Arlene and Yale Downes
In memory of:                                   by Judy Hoffman
My sister Sylvia E. Cohen               David Saltman                             Rev. Chaim Reznik Fund
        by Alan Holtzman                        by Marsha Saltman                 In memory of:
My mother Leah Parnas                   My grandmother Rosie Cohen                My father Bernard Kaplan
        by Robert Parnas                        by Frank and Ruth Gordin                 by David Kaplan
                                        My husband Judge Donald Londer            Our wife and mother Phyllis Petcher
Kiddush Club                                    by Bette Londer                          by Sheldon, Leslie, Glenn,
In memory of:                           My mother Fannie Rosenfeld                       Melissa and Daniel Petcher
Hyman Evans                                     by Stan and Madelle Rosenfeld     My mother Joy Russell
        by Dora and Jerry Newman                                                         by Louis and Sandra Russell
My father Herman Mesher                 Library Fund                              Get well to:
        by the Mesher family            In memory of:                             Lee Funes
My mother Renee Mandel                  My father George Gottesman                       by Lily Floom
        by the Mandel Family                   by Leslie Gottesman
Jules Bonnin                                                                      Sharron Scales Scholarship
My uncle Kurt Weinberg                  Milt and Cissi Carl Early                 Fund
My mother Sophie Goldberg               Childhood Education Fund                  In memory of:
        by Vivienne Bonnin and family   In memory of:                             My mother Sarah Gilbert
My parents Irving and Laura Katz        My mother-in-law Goldie Kutner                   by Belle Angel and family
        by Jan and Steve Katz                  by Martin Feist                    Get well to:
Marlene Ruden’s father                  Hyman Evans                               Mike Imlah
        by Faye Gordon Samuels                 by Milt Carl                              by Hy and Tillie Baderman
Get well to:                            My mother-in-law Jennie Walleston
Sy and Carol Danish                     My brother-in-law Joe Walleston              Please mail your donations for the
Lee Berne                               My brother-in-law Robert Walleston          Sharron Scales Scholarship Fund to:
Frieda Cohen                                                                              S.S. Scholarship Fund
                                               by Eva Walleston and family                  5467 SW Dover Ct.
        by Dora and Jerry Newman        My mother Kate Blumberg
Michael Imlah                                                                               Portland, OR 97225
                                        My father Joseph Blumberg
        by Len and Dolly Goldberg              by Arthur and Jean Blumberg

Congregation Shaarie Torah

                                               YAHRZEITS (continued)
February 4 - 10           Albert Dines            Harry Goodman              Edith Goodman            Betty Victor*
Shevat 11 - 17            Samuel Director*        John Gross                 Lilly M. Grover          Frank Walleston*
Gabrielle Angel           Sol Director*           Isaac Hasson*              Allegra I. Hasson*       Irving Walleston*
Abe I. Blank*             Joseph Dolinsky         Selda Ray Held             Elbert Hasson            Ben Weiner*
Rueben Blumenthal         Anna Field              Alfred Hely*               Israel Hasson            Max Weiss
Harry Brown               Martin Field            Helen Lillian Lanway       Victor R. Hasson         Jerry Williams
Annie Cobin               Joseph Gass*            Alta Levin*                Rose Rookie Himmel-      Alfred Wolf*
Alfred Cohn               Walter Gintz            Morris Magasinn*           farb*                    Norma Morrison Wolff
Irving Z. Danzker         Leo Goldman*            Sadie Maurer*              Rifka Jacobson*          Anna Zusman*
Rhoda Dolobovsky          Jacob Greenstein*       Meyer Melzer               Samuel Jacobson*
Paul Gold*                Bolisa Hasson*          Nessim Menashe             Sue Kantor               March 3 - 9
Louis Goldman             Edith Eda Hasson        Miri Muszkal*              Ben Zion Kaplan*         Adar 9 - 15
Eva Milstein Goldstein*   Isaac Ezra Hasson       Ben Padrow                 Sarah Konick*            Frances Adwar
Brana Horenstein          Joseph Horenstein       Aaron Popick*              Esther Kossey            Ben Babani
Fumiko Iimori             Jack Isenstein          Alec Riback*               Dora Levin*              Luba Bassini
George Israel*            Philip Jacobson*        Esther Rodinsky*           Edward Levin*            Sam Becker
Shayndel Jaroff*          Anna Jemulowske*        Harry Saxton*              Abraham Levy             Samuel Bergman*
Gussie Kamin*             I. Harry Kaplon*        Cele Schwartz*             Jantil Levy              Ted H. Blank*
Maurice Kamin*            Caroline Kassmir        Sarah Segal                Sadie Mark               Meyer Blauer*
Ben Korsunsky             Stanley Katz            Jacob Serling              Dorothy Mermelstein      Rose Blauer
Sophy Lebenzon Krim-      Osborne Abraham Korn    Samuel Serling             Rose Mesher*             Rose Bloom
sky*                      Gussie Levin*           Morris Silver              Morris Miller            Yetta Bluestone*
Isadore Kronowitz*        Julius Levin            Abraham Simon*             Esther Mink*             Raisa Burda*
Solomon Kugel*            Samuel Levine           Jeanette Simon             Moris Mizrahi            William H. Caplan
Sophy Lebenzon*           Alexandra Desir Levy    Richard Hiram Smith        Jake Mudrick             Velma (Cissi) Carl
Ida Levine                Ida Kastleman Lewis     Norman Stein               Norman Nepom*            Lillian Charkoff
Isaac Levy                Harry B. Marcus*        Dr. Alfred Sugarman        Ruth Galen Nepom*        Ronda Clayman
Molly Menashe             Oliver W. McKee         Mary Teitelbaum            Matthew Newfield         Yenta Cogan*
Siegbert Mendel           Jack R. Menashe         Allan Weinstein*           Alex Newman*             Eva W. Coren
Leah Nemer*               Bernie Mendlovitz       Jack J. Weinstein*         Milton B. Olshen*        Daniel Darling
Esther Philan             Hansel Z. Perkel*       Arnold Winters             Nadia M. Osipovich       Sanford Director*
Max Philan*               Max Pomerantz*          Roberta Eileen Wodlinger   Murry Overbeck           Murray Dworett*
Molly Mae Pierri*         Beatrice Popick         Itzak Wolf*                Harry S. Pearlman        Ruth Feves*
Harold Rittenberg         Elsa Riback*            Moses Wolf                 Zelig Perkel*            Simon Gevurtz
Edward Rogoway*           Sam Rome*               Shirlee L. Zidell*         Hyman Popick*            James Gibson*
Samuel Rogoway*           Sally Rosumny*          Simon Zohn*                Sylvia Radovich          Kenneth Goldsmith
Stanley Rogoway           Fay Rubenstein*                                    Edith Rogoway*           Aaron S. Greenblatt*
Abraham Rosen*            Bessie Schick*          February 25 - March 2      Harry Rosen*             Louis Halpert*
Max Rosen*                Henry Schneider         Adar 2 - 8                 Minnie Rogoway           Steven Harris*
Sam Rosen*                Harry Slifman*          Dov Barer*                 Rosenberg*               Morton Held
Jack Rosenfeld*           Abe Stone*              Aaron Berezovich*          Rebecca Rosenfeld*       Earl Horenstein
Harry Rosenfield          Lee Tarshis*            Edythe Berger              Rifka Rosenfeld*         Shprintza Jackson*
Samuel Rosenthal*         Celia Weinberg          Gustav Berger              Annie Rosumny*           Sylvia Stern Jackson*
Helen B. Rubenstein*      Max Williams*           Sophie Breall*             Lee Rosumny              Sylvia Kipnis
Benjamin D. Shnitka                               Max Brenner*               Adina Rubin              Sidney Levin*
Milton Shore*             February 18 - 24        Frances B. Bricker*        Matthew Rutzick          Goldie Levine
Anne Blum Singer*         Shevat 25 - Adar 1      Martin Bronsky             Sadie Gordon Schiller*   Manfred Markewitz*
Gary Slifman*             Eva Ail*                Herman Charkoff            Bertha Schnitzer*        Sophie Markewitz
Ida Esther Soble          Gertrude Baer           Miriam Cohen               Faye Schnitzer           Semyon Mazurosky*
Edward Soren              Louis Bender*           Ben Dorfman*               Manuel R. Schnitzer*     Yefim Melomedov*
Mack S. Wollner           Yishaya Director*       Gisella Dorsen             Ruth Schnitzer           Sadie Mermelstein
                          Isaac Enkelis*          Clarisse Finn              Meyer Serling            Jonathan H. Michael
February 11 - 17          Virginia Ewan           Helen Gershfield           Ruben Shechter           Manuel Nepom*
Shevat 18 - 24            Ruth Lewis Feves*       Betsy Glass*               Becky Singer*            Tillie Nepom*
John Cohen                Ethel Fox               Sam Gold*                  Etta Stein*              Blanche Nesbitt
Lester Earl Davidson      Cynthia Gardiner        Mollie Goldstein           Tuvya Stein*             Irving Newman
Lawrence Diamond          Ray Glick               Raizel Goldstein*          Tom Stern*               Ethel Petcher
Lottie Virginia Dickson   Louis Goldberg*         Anne Goodman               Rebecca Tarshis*         Morris Piha

                                                                                                             Congregation Shaarie Torah
                                      * Indicates that a memorial plaque has been dedicated and placed in the Shaarie Torah sanctuary.
Cantor E.F. Rosenberg   Bertha Feves*               Tobias Yellin*                Manuel Schnitzer                Sylvia Sherman*
William Rosumny*        Dolia Gart*                 Shmuel Zeltzer*               Aaron Jacob Shapiro             Frank Sholkoff
Bella Rousso            Dolia .L. Gart*             Emery Zidell                  Anne Sarah Shenker*             David Siegelbaum
Stella Rousso           Harold Gevurtz*                                           Morris S. Shenker*              Simon B. Slifman
Tova Rousso             Joan Good*                  March 17 - 23                 Johann Silberberg               Louis Stern*
Yakov Rousso            Irving Goren                Adar 23 - 29                  David Silverman                 Frank H. Wakefield
Bessie Rubenstein*      Tole Greenstein*            Jerome Appleton               Kay Silvon                      Pauline Weiss*
Harry B. Rubenstein*    Cathy Lee Greenstein Hor-   Frank L. Borenstein*          Harriette Muriel Spector        Joy Estelle Wexler*
Samuel Russell*         ton                         Harry L. Breall*              Stan Stanley                    Thelma Williams*
Bessie Saul             Joseph Grenda*              Ann Rose Cohen*               Rebecca Subotnick*              Jerome Zeidman
Louis Schnitzer*        Leon Gross                  Reuben Cohen                  Leah E. Tamkin                  Jed Zidell*
Marie Schnitzer*        David Allan Guss            Sally David                   Gertrude Tonitsky*
Mark B. Schnitzer*      Robert LeRoy Haddix         Gita Derbandiner              Sarah Turteltaub                March 31 - April 6
David Schoen*           Elliott Hasson*             Nathan N. Director*           Kaye Flomen Warren*             Nissan 8 - 14
George R. Schwartz      Earl Heims                  Gertrude Dunis*               Harold Wasserman                Louise Bernotat
Rose Seltzer*           Mendel Hochfeld             Anne Erickson                 Bertha Weiner*                  Fannie Bernstein*
Morrie Shleifer         Minna Hochfeld              Zachariah Feldman                                             Hannah F. Cole*
Lewis Singer*           Velma Horenstein            Ben Fisher                    March 24 - 30                   Max Danish
Betty Siskel*           Bertha Hyatt*               Jacob A. Foster               Nissan 1 - 7                    Recha Eggener
Gertrude Siskel*        Judith Isaacs               David Gold*                   Charles Baderman                Eli Garfunkel
Sarah L. Snyder*        Rose Isenstein*             Dolly Gold                    Stephanie Berg*                 Abraham Gass*
Isadore Subotnick*      Miriam Israel               Rebecca Goldbaum*             Melvin Berman                   Jeanne Beatrice Groner
Sada Tarshis*           Albert Jaroff*              Bertha Goldberg*              H. Andre Blau                   Cleo Margaret Haddix
Anna Tenenbaum*         Rueben Kailes               Nathan Goldberg*              Belle Bloom*                    Harry Hafter*
Chaya Urman*            Fannie Kaufman*             Moshe Haim Goldner            Anna Borenstein*                Judy Harwin
Tauba Valerstein        Pincus Knoll*               Fanny Gordon                  Irvin Buchwach*                 Max Horwitz*
Carolyn Wegodsky*       Esther Lawson               Bluma Gotesman                Arthur Charkoff                 Victoria Israel
Mae Weinberg            Samuel Levitt               David Gotesman                Nathan Cohen                    Henry Itkin*
Gertrude Weiner         Ben Levoff*                 Bertha Gottesman*             Charles Drabkin                 Max Klatzer*
Goldie L. Weinstein*    Harry Lewis*                Richard J. Handel             Ralph Funes                     Nissim Koen
Noralee Weinstein*      Herschel C. Lurie           Rebecca Hecht                 Janet Giller*                   Fage Levinson*
Gertrude L. Weiss*      Salo Markewitz*             Marvin Horenstein*            Olga Simon Glesin*              Lenore Liebreich*
Simon Wexler*           Goldberg Maurice            Sarah Horenstein              Freida Gold*                    Abe Litofe
Elizabeth Wolf*         Nacham Baruch Mesher*       Sarah Hornstein               William A. Gordon*              Leonard Losk
Hilda Zeidman*          Diane Nemer*                Judith Ann Karchem*           Emanuel Greenlick               George E. Maccoby
                        Morton Nemer*               Edward Karsun                 Bill Harris*                    Harry Maizels*
March 10 - 16           Rae Popick                  Mimi J. Keller*               Rosie Hasson Pascoe             Rachel Menashe*
Adar 16 - 22            Ida Rosenfield*             Robert Kossey                 Todd Arthur Helyer              Diane Mendel
Max Berenson            Elijah Rubenstein           Esfir Shtern Lerner           Mike M. Horenstein*             Louis Mermelstein
Norman Berenson*        Elijah Rubsenstein*         William Leveton               Myron Jacobson*                 Abraham Mesher*
Benjamin Berg           G. (Golda) Ruvell*          Henry Levin                   Lloyd Kamin*                    Hymie Mozorosky*
Mary Gintz Blanken-     Ralph Schlesinger           N. (Nachman) Levin*           Ralph Kastleman                 Bernard Nimer
stein*                  Samuel Schnitzer*           Rachel Levy                   Betty Myra Kaufman              Jacob Harry Nudelman
Rosza Blum*             Paul Schutz                 Robert Todd Lewis*            Morris Klein*                   Kate Nudelman
Ida Borenstein*         Henry Schwartz*             Lina Mannes*                  Sarah Kornberg                  Tillie Olshen*
Norman Burka*           Marsha Serling              Solomon Maus*                 Louis Kramer*                   Oscar Overback
Gussie Carl*            Louis Shaman*               Dorothy McLaughlin            Harris Lazarus*                 Ida Perkel*
Rose Carl*              Judith Strauss Siegel       Nessie Mills*                 Dave Lebenzon                   Sam Perkel*
Aaron Cogan*            Pacey Singer*               B. (Beta) Mozorosky*          Max Levin                       David R. Policar
Evelyn A. Cohen         Louis Stein                 Sarah Naimark*                Ruth Notick                     Hyman Popick*
Harry Cohen             Philip M. Steinbock*        Ida Olshen*                   Rosalyn Ovetz                   Louis H. Rotenberg
Harry Cohen             Sarah Sunderland*           Alan Pasternack*              Rose Hasson Pascoe              Perl Schlesinger
Louis Cohen*            Sarah Thompson*             Lena Peizner*                 Jack Paul*                      Libby Schulzinger
Mollie Cohen            Jack Trachtenberg           Toby Rosen*                   Saul Paul                       Mary Shaman
Marcus Danzker*         Celia Tushin*               Jerome Rovech                 Sylvia Portman                  Sam Singer*
Bessie Davis*           Joseph Tushin*              Freda Runstein*               Morris Rogoway*                 Hyman Steinbock
Morris Donion*          Raizel Veltman*             Pearl Russell                 Esther Schick                   Arthur Waltuck*
Kate Erlich             Rose Veltman*               Sharron Baderman Scales*      Joseph Schiefelbein             Alta Weinberg
Louis Feistman          Benjamin Weinberg           Leo Schneider*                Mary Selman                     Marcus Weinsoft
                        Walter Wishnia              Bessie Schnitzer*             Samuel Shepard                  Mary Weissman
      Congregation Shaarie Torah

February 2011


8 Shevat - 6 Adar 5772


                                                                                                   Tu hen
                                                                                                     Ro ing






        Sun                    Mon                  Tue              Wed                Thu                      Fri                    Sat

                                                                                     Minyan 7:25 a.m.
                                                               1                2                       3                       4Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
               Time to Party                                                                            Pre-Shabbat Talk with
                                                                                                          Rabbi Zuckerman
                                                                                                                                 Services - 9:30 a.m.
           Saturday, February 11,                                                                             12 - noon
                                                                                                                                  Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
             7:30 − 11:30 pm
                                                                                                                    5:01 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:08 p.m.
                             Minyan 7:25 a.m.                                        Minyan 7:25 a.m.
5    Minyan 8:30 a.m.    6                      7              8                9                       10                      11
                                                                                    AFSI 7 p.m.                                  Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                                   Tu B’Shvat                           Pre-Shabbat Talk with    Services - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                     Seder                                Rabbi Zuckerman         Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                 Hamantashen                  12 - noon           Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                     6 p.m.                             Young Adult Service        Time to Party
                                                                                  Grinding                    6:30 p.m.           7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
                                                                                     Talmud Study
                                                                                    7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                     5:12 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:18 p.m.
12    Minyan 8:30 a.m.
                         13 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 14                15               16 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 17
                                                                                                     Pre-Shabbat Talk with
                                                                                                                                Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
     Living Room                                                                                            Rabbi Zuckerman
                               Preschool Open House &                                                          12 - noon
                                                                                                                                  Services - 9:30 a.m.
       Learning              Round Up 9 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 -
                                                                                                                                    Family Service
    (call Dorice for                                                                                                                   10:00 am
                                        3 p.m.                                                                                     Mincha 1:15 p.m.
    time and place)                                                                                                                Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
__________________ HAMANTASHEN BAKING ___________________                                                          5:22 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:27 p.m.

19 Minyan 8:30 a.m. 20 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 21                     22               23 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 24 Service 9:30 a.m. 25 Class 9 a.m.
                                                                                                        Pre-Shabbat Talk with
                                                                                                          Rabbi Zuckerman        Services - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                              12 - noon           Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                            Shabbat Dinner         Chulent Chat
                                                                                                               6:30 p.m.           Bowling 7 p.m.
__________________ HAMANTASHEN BAKING ___________________
                                                                                                                    5:32 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:37 p.m.
      Minyan 8:30 a.m.
26                       27 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 28                29
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__________________ HAMANTASHEN BAKING ___________________

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        Sun                   Mon                  Tue         Wed              Thu                         Fri                      Sat

                                                                        1     Minyan 7:25 a.m.     2                       3
                Save The Date                                                                                               Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                            Services - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                   Pre-Shabbat Talk with
     Shaarie Torah will be having a second                                                           Rabbi Zuckerman
                                                                                                         12 - noon
                                                                                                                           Family Service 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                             Mincha 1:15 p.m.
      night Seder on Saturday, April 7th.                                                                                    Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                            Havdalah 5:30 p.m.

                                                                                                              5:41 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:46 p.m.
                                                                                Minyan 7:25 a.m.
4    Minyan 8:30 a.m.   5   Minyan 7:25 a.m.   6          7             8                          9                       10
                                                                                                   Pre-Shabbat Talk with       Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                          Purim Party                                Rabbi Zuckerman
                                                                                                         12 - noon
                                                                                                                               Services - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                           5:30 p.m.                                  Young Adult               Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                    Service 6:30 p.m.          Learners Minyan
                                                                                                                                   10:30 a.m.

                                                                              Purim                            5:51 p.m. Shabbat ends 6:55 p.m.

11 Minyan 8:30 a.m. 12 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 13                14            15    Minyan 7:25 a.m.     16                      17
                                                                                                   Pre-Shabbat Talk with       Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                                                                     Rabbi Zuckerman           Services - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                         12 - noon              Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                       Shabbat Dinner          TextShabbat 11 a.m.
                                                                                                          6:30 p.m.             “Ask the Rabbi”
                                                                              Talmud Study                                         at luncheon
                                                                             7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                  7:00 p.m. Shabbat ends 8:05 p.m.
18 Minyan 8:30 a.m. 19 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 20                21            22 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 23                             24
                                                                                                                            Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                                                                   Pre-Shabbat Talk with
                                                                                                                            Services - 9:30 a.m.
      Movies                                                                                         Rabbi Zuckerman
                                                                                                                             Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                                                                                                         12 - noon
    and Yogurt                                                                                                               Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
      6 p.m.
                                                                              Talmud Study
                                                                             7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                 7:09 p.m. Shabbat ends 8:14 p.m.
     Minyan 8:30 a.m.                                                        Minyan 7:25 a.m.
25                      26 Minyan 7:25 a.m. 27            28            29                         30                      31
                                                                                                   Pre-Shabbat Talk with
                                                                                                                           Rabbi's Class 9 a.m.
                                                                         Movie Night:                                      Services - 9:30 a.m.
                        Photo Workshop                                                               Rabbi Zuckerman
                                                                          “Exodus”                       12 - noon          Mincha 1:15 p.m.
                             7 p.m.                                                                                         Hebrew 1:30 p.m.
                                                                           7 p.m.

                                                                             Talmud Study
                                                                            7:30 - 9:00 p.m.                 7:18 p.m.     Shabbat ends 8:24 p.m.
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                                                               Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm
                                                                      Friday 9 am - 3 pm
                                                                Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm
                                                                    Sundays 10 am - noon
                                                                      or by appointment
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                                                                          Dori Tenner
Office Phone:             Clergy
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Steve Carver              Susan Ingber                        Call our office for more information
  President                  Director of Operations                       503-226-6131
Rick Cohen
  Vice President          Dorice Horenstein
                            Education Director
Marje Jacobson            education@shaarietorah.org
 Vice President
                          Elizabeth Fleishman
Kurt Goldsmith              Preschool Director
 Vice President           preschool@shaarietorah.org
                          Irina Munblit
Tamara Lesh                  Bookkeeper, Bulletin Designer
  Chair of Personnel      finance@shaarietorah.org

                          Aleksey Burlay
Barry Benson                Synagogue Custodian
                          Bill Schaffler
Linda Singer                Cemetery Supervising Caretaker                  Vol. 80 No. 1
  Past President          Leo Lopez                                         published for:
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