if a picture is worth a thousand words, our
jewish cultural festival photos tell quite a story!
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Vol. 48, No. 10
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the festival! Temple Israel
all photos by 130 Riverside Drive
Mendy Fedotowsky Dayton, OH 45405
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2 A Message From…
Rabbi David M. Sofian
On May 26, Temple Israel confirmed eight students at a very special Shavuot service. After
teaching these students and watching them prepare for their confirmation, I can say that the
future of Judaism is in good hands. I think you’ll enjoy reading these excerpts from their
Josie Buchanan, daughter of Dennis and Bonni Buchanan. see this big of a show. Instead, we rely not on tangible
There is a student in my chemistry class who is openly acts, but lessons like that of Rabbi Steinberg which help
gay. He gets picked on all the time for being gay, what he us understand God.
wears, how he acts and because he is adopted. He is
Zack Halpern, son of Alan and Julie Halpern. Emil
discriminated against for many different things. I know I
Fackenheim said we must continue to practice Judaism
have to stand up for him though, because if I was being
because not doing so would give Hitler a posthumous
discriminated against, I would want someone to stand up
victory. [But] the only reason Judaism will continue is
for me. We, the Jewish people, have faced discrimination
because we WANT to be Jewish. We want to be part of
for years because of what we believe and who we are.
the experiences, community, and religious aspects of
During the Holocaust, Hitler discriminated against Jewish
contemporary, living Judaism. Yes, the Holocaust
people because we did not fit into what he believed to be
happened, and yes, it was a terrible, horrible blow to our
equal people. In Egypt, the Pharaoh also discriminated
culture, our communities, families and welfare. [But]
against us because of our differences. Even if we are
should I feel obligated to stay Jewish because of the six
different we should all find a way to get along.
million who were killed 67 years ago? Should I feel
Addison Caruso, son of Michael and Patty Caruso. Milton obligated to stay Jewish because the Temple was
Steinberg argued that it was more reasonable to believe destroyed thousands of years ago? I believe these
that God existed than not to. His logic was that the reasons are not compelling enough. Should we
universe was created in such perfect order that it was remember the six million? Should we gather to
impossible not to believe in God. One analogy that remember that tragedy and mourn their loss? Of
explains this complex idea is that if you walk home every course! We should never forget. But I want to build my
day and you see a garden perfectly tended, you would Judaism on the possibility of a bright future, not a painful
think there was a gardener. Even if the house seemed past.
unoccupied and you never saw the gardener, it would still
Daniel Sacher, grandson of Martin and Linda Sacher. As I
be more reasonable to believe that there is a gardener.
researched [the Holocaust], I came to realize today, no
This appealed to me because it supported the existence
one can really understand what happened and why it
of God. …Our universe was created in such a perfect
happened. But, I soon realized that my chances of
order…. Was this just all coincidence? The probability is
survival in Germany during the time of the Holocaust
very minimal so Steinberg concludes there must be some
would have been zero. I am a Black Jewish boy with dark
outside force pushing us in the direction of life.
hair and brown eyes; I am hard of hearing; have a seizure
Alex Africk, son of Michael and Cynthia Africk. A story disorder and learning problems. Any one of these things
Rabbi Sofian told our confirmation class [about a garden] would have put me on a train to the gas chamber. As
illustrates one of Rabbi Milton Steinberg’s most part of my participation in this Confirmation Service I
important ideas: given the miraculous world we live in, it have been asked to carry the Holocaust Torah. What a
is more reasonable to believe in God than not to. Rabbi special honor.
Steinberg urged us to understand that even though
Evan Sherbet, son of Steve and Ann Sherbet. The story of
reason or science is often used to defeat religious belief,
Theodor Herzl is one that interests me on a personal
reason could also bolster those beliefs and strengthen our
level based on my trip to Israel in 2010. I was able to see
Judaism. Remember that garden? You and I both know,
and experience the homeland that Herzl was never able
out of pure logic, that the garden had to have been
to. I had the opportunity to walk the grounds of Mt.
tended. In the Torah, we learn of certain instances when
Herzl and see his final resting place. In the middle of a
God makes His presence known physically. Speaking
lush green field was a solid black granite stone with Herzl
through a burning bush, parting the Red Sea, and causing
carved in gold on the side. Later, walking along the
a rock to spout water certainly go a long way to reassure
us of God’s presence, but let’s face it: we rarely get to ...continued on page three
From the Rabbi
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Israel and Lebanon watching the
military’s patrol on each side
reminded me why it’s important to
keep Israel a Jewish state. Too many
people like Herzl, who have devoted
their lives fighting for a Jewish state
and for an end of anti-Semitism,
would be devastated if the Jewish
people lost Israel once again.
Carly Sobol, daughter of Todd and Jody
Sobol. I really enjoyed learning about
[the prophet] Elisha and his miracles
because of the lesson that can be
taken from him. The repeated theme Confirmands were all smiles
of kindness to strangers is an before leading Shavuot services on May 26. Shown here, left to right, are:
important value in my life. It is Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Zack Halpern, Alex Africk, Carly Sobol, Addison
important to me to always treat Caruso, Josie Buchanan, Daniel Sacher, Ben Wacksman, Evan Sherbet, and
others the way I want to be treated Rabbi David Sofian. Not pictured: Rachel Bloom.
and to never forget helping those in
need is the best mitzvah. Elisha does
not hesitate to help others and when
he is helped pays it forward. Along
with this, Elisha is respected for Summer Worship Offers Many Options
helping others. We can all learn so Summer Schedule. Mark your provide spiritual strength not only
much from him in regard to trusting calendar: all summer long, from the traditional liturgy, but also
each other and doing our best to give Friday night services will begin from quiet reflection and meditation
what we can of ourselves to others. at 6:00 p.m.; on Saturdays, Torah and from personal sharing and
None of us are prophets of course, study is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is listening.
but each of us has a heart capable of at 10:30 a.m.
responding to the needs of others. Saturday In The Park. Join Rabbi
Lay-Led Services. Throughout Karen Bodney-Halasz for a fun,
Ben Wacksman, son of Juli Bainbridge. July, Shabbat services will be led by casual, family-friendly Shabbat at
The topic from our curriculum that I
members of the congregation. The Activity Center Park (221 North
have chosen to speak about is the
Worship & Music Committee Main Street) in Centerville from
story of the Prophet Jonah. As we all
sincerely thanks our capable 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on August 18.
know Jonah tried to run away from
volunteers and encourages Children of all ages, parents,
God’s assignment. I picked this topic
congregants to attend these more grandparents, friends — even well-
because I have been through a lot of
casual summer worship services. behaved puppies! — can join
times in my life where I wanted to run
More information is included in the together to celebrate Shabbat amid
away from something too. Ultimately,
I realized, just like Jonah, that I can’t
worship schedule on page eleven. the trees and swing sets. Pack a
run away because whatever it is will picnic lunch and we will supply the
Kiddush Luncheon. Stay after
come right back and get you. You challah and grape juice. Activity
services for a nosh and a schmooze
have to face it one way or another. I Center Park is a water park, so be
on Saturday, August 4. The
can relate to someone who does not sure to wear a swimsuit and bring a
Worship & Music Committee will
make the right decisions and pays for towel! Reservations not required, but
provide a light lunch; you provide
what he or she has done but may appreciated for planning purposes.
the conversation! No charge;
finally make it out. I personally think No alcohol is allowed at Activity Center
reservations not necessary.
we all have a little bit of Jonah in us Park; all kids must be accompanied by
because at some time or another we Healing Service. At 5:30 p.m. on an adult.
all run away either mentally or Friday, August 10, Rabbi Bodney-
physically. Halasz will lead a service designed to
4 Temple Israel
130 Riverside Drive
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Rabbi Karen N. Bodney-Halasz www.tidayton.org
Jerome Epstein Family
Director of Education OFFICE HOURS
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Over the past five years But there has been one gap in the Fri: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Temple Israel has transformed its Mitkadem program: a supplement
Hebrew curriculum. As I’ve tutored that enabled students to work on STAFF
students for B’nai Mitzvah, I have Hebrew during the week at home Rabbi David Sofian
seen that the Mitkadem program was using a CD-rom. As we prepare for firstname.lastname@example.org
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The future of TIDY, Temple Israel
Home Hospitality Needed For
Cyclists Spending Shabbat In Dayton
On Friday, August 3, 24 cyclists on a cross-country tour will arrive in Dayton
Dayton Youth, is in good hands and spend Shabbat with Temple Israel. They’ll participate in Share Shabbat
with the recent election of officers and Saturday morning services, a Kiddush luncheon and discussion on
for the coming year: Saturday, spend the afternoon and evening with their hosts (this
could be you!) and depart on Sunday morning.
President: Sam Rossio
Programming Vice President:
Religious & Cultural
Vice President: Josie Buchanan
Social Action Vice Presidents:
Craig Fishbein Temple is seeking a few friendly and hospitable people to
Adam Rossio open their homes to these riders who are participating in Hazon’s
Membership Vice President: (hazon.org) Cross-Country Ride, which raises money for and awareness
Phillip Fishbein about sustainable food. They began their trip on Sunday, June 10 in Seattle
and will arrive in Washington DC on August 15.
Financial and Communication
Vice President: Isaac Faust We’re seeking 10 to 15 hosts for Friday and Saturday nights for the 24 riders,
who include 17 men and seven women. We’ll need five to ten hosts who
TIDY welcomes all teens in ninth
could live anywhere in Dayton with any kind of kitchen. Additionally, we
through twelfth grades. For more
need: two homes within walking distance of Temple; three to four homes
information, contact Rachel
within cycling distance of Temple; three homes without pets (riders with
Bearman, TIDY advisor, at
allergies). We need a handful of homes for riders who keep kosher or are
your mailboxes and inboxes this
summer for news about exciting fall Call Temple for more information and/or go online and complete
events! Hazon’s Home Hospitality Form at http://bit.ly/HazonHospitality.
Board of Directors Meeting Summaries
March 28, 2012. Mitchell Faust called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., The minutes were approved. •
Mitchell is finishing a balanced budget for Board approval in April. The Board approved a recommendation not to
increase suggested membership contributions from 2011-12 to 2012-13. • The Festival Committee met and has
made significant progress on all parts of the Festival: fundraising,
programming, food and beverage. • The Board discussed options for
improving the sign on Riverside Drive. Alan Halpern showed the draft of
Pick Up The Phone
Temple’s new website. • David and Tiffany Levene were accepted as new Or Send An E-Mail
members. • Rachel Bearman will succeed David Spinrad as Temple’s rabbinic
intern in July. • A City of Dayton planner contacted Alan about enhancing Rabbis Sofian and Bodney-Halasz
access to the bike path from Temple. want to reach out to congregants in
times of need and joy, but hospitals
April 25, 2012. Mitchell Faust called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. no longer send lists of patients.
and the minutes were approved as submitted. • Jeff Stoller presented the Please contact the Temple office
budget which was passed unanimously. • Bart Weprin reported the slate of when a friend or loved one is ill,
directors for presentation at the Annual Meeting. • Dan Young reported hospitalized, in a nursing home,
some progress on a sign on Riverside Drive. • The Festival Steering assisted living facility or shut in.
Committee continues to make progress. • Alan Halpern reported on a Share the happy news, too—we
follow-up meeting to the March “Conversation about the Future.” • Mitchell might not know about a marriage,
thanked retiring Board members Michael Africk, Juli Bainbridge, Marcia Cox, birth or other simcha unless you
Chuck Fried and Gary Pacernick before adjourning the meeting at 7:22 p.m. share the good news with us!
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Hospice of Dayton • Levin Family Foundation
Burke Orthodontics • Digital Fringe
Friendship Village • Meadowlark • One Lincoln Park
Quanexus • Waibel Energy Systems
Bloom Family Eye Surgeons • Caden Plumbing
Dada Interiors • El Meson • The Flower Shoppe
The Scott Halasz Agency • Houser, Inc.
Industrial Design • Ohio Electric • Produce One
Sebaly Shillito & Dyer • Wells Fargo Insurance
Anonymous • The Africk Family • Charlie and Joan Knoll
Stuart Rose • Saldoff-Semmelman Family Foundation
William and Val Sena
Tom and Juli Bainbridge and Ben Wacksman
The Faust Family • Carol Finley
Gary and Irene Fishbein and Family
The Gaglione Family • David and Lynn Goldenberg
Doug and Andrea Grimes
Rabbi Karen, Scott and Jonah Halasz
Alan, Julie, Josh and Zack Halpern
Frank and Renee Handel and Family
Ralph and Sylvia Heyman • Sandy and Paul Kulback
Walter Ohlmann • David and Lisa Pierce
Harry and Rita Rich • Rabbi David and Simone Sofian
Casey and Amanda Weinstein • Bart and Linda Weprin
Rabbi P. Irving & Pat Bloom
Julie & Robert Bloom and Family Saul Caplan • Becky Childs • Cincinnati Klezmer Project • Courtney Snow Cummings
Lonnie & Sarah Carpenter • Marcia Cox Stacy Emoff • Alan Halpern • John Horwitz • The Kettering Civic Band • Ray Landis
Rich & Nancy Cohen • Ken & Libby Elbaum Renee Franck Reed • The Shimmy Cats • David Sofian • Ritter Werner
Bob Feist • M.J. & Bella Freeman • Chuck & Dee Fried
Jeff Froelich • Lauren Hamer • Judy Heller
Lora Heller* • Jim & Jeanne Hochman
Joyce & Chuck Kardon • Joshua & Miri Lader food and drink
Franklin & Cheryl Lewis
Amy Margolin & Steve Sommer
Suzi, Jeff, Joshua & Amanda Mikutis
Mimi Rayl and Jack Ling • Gail Rouda
Phil and Suzanne Rubin • Lee Schatzley & Carol Graff
Paul & Katherine Cooper • Debra DiSalvo
Howard & Ellen Faust • Jon & Heidi Freeman
Ron & Shirlee Gilbert • Lois Goldberg
Rick & Cathi Goldberg • Bill & Barb Gronefeld
Lois Harris • Ellie Kent • Ric & Cathy Lieberman
Robin & Tim Moore • Harold Prigozen
Maxine Rubin • Marty & Linda Sacher Mike Africk • Linda Albert • Julie Bloom • Nancy Cohen • Rich Cohen • Debbie DiSalvo
Richard & Pat Saphire • Terry & Judy Stickel Ellen Faust • Pam Feldman • Carol Finley • Dee Fried • Lois Goldberg • Dina Gough
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald E. Weinstein Carol Graff • Amy Margolin • Walter Ohlman • Joy Schwartz
*of blessed memory
Jewish Cultural Festival
Event Chairperson Carol Finley
Food Michael Africk
Adult Beverages Jon Freeman
Sponsorships/Fundraising Casey Weinstein
Entertainment Stacy Emoff
Children’s Activities Bonni Buchanan
Educational Activities Bill Gronefeld
Vendors Shirlee Gilbert
This photo by Lauren Shaw.
Budget/Finance Mitchell Faust
Hospitality Cathy Lieberman
Logistics Rick Goldberg
Publicity Walter Ohlmann
Security Doug Henning
Staff Liaison Alan Halpern
Dayton Art Institute and Ed Zimmerman
Heather Adams / Gold Canyon Hillel Academy
Adam French • Groundskeeper of Ohio
Jackie Adams / Lilla Rose Jewish Geneological Society
Key-Ads • The Ohlmann Group
Gustie Alvarado / Glass Artist Vicki Kemmerer / South Park Artisans
Portraits by Mendy • Shumsky
Brian Appel / Watercolor Paintings Vicki King / Fabric Art Creations
Robin Berner and Cindy Carter / CR Designs Gayle McIntyre / Looking Glass Creations
Beth Abraham Synagogue Gift Shop
Walton Lane Myers / Shadow Box Clocks
Amy Stroble-Fent / The Pampered Chef
Sarah Carpenter / Sarah’s Sweeties Fine Art by Rina Ronis Thau
Mendy Fedotowsky / Portraits by Mendy Mindi Wynne / Discovery Toys Economy Linen • Elan • Morris Home Furnishings
Maxine Halasz / Tastefully Simple Ron Wynne / Sons of Israel Motorcycle Club Ohio Loan • Produce One • Weber Jewelers
Jewish Cultural Festival
8 Tribute Donations
Temple gratefully acknowledges the following gifts received during May 2011.
Temple will list donations of $10 or more in The Tablet, and mail a notification for donations of $18
or more. Donations of $100 or more are described as “generous.” A complete list of Temple funds is
Dora K. Holt
Jon, Emily and Max Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Maybruck and Family
available online at www.tidayton.org/aboutus/foundation/. For more information, please call Temple.
Generous contributions Harold Prigozen Mrs. Jack Goldberg
Marc Prigozen Helene Schmerin
were made by: Lois Harris
Mel Berman In Honor of Elli Kent Howard Lubow
Jan Berman Stephanie Noble Jeff Lubow and Anna Trakhter
Walter Ohlmann In Yahrzeit Memory of Teresa Wyman Lisa Marie Forman
Alice Ohlmann In Appreciation of Curtis and Elisheva Caden
Barbara Gronefeld Louis Marks
Monique Margolis In Yahrzeit Memory of
Aaron and Anne Burke Lorraine Marks
Monique Margolis In Yahrzeit Memory of In Honor of Barbara Lotney
Estelle Knoploch Josh Halpern's Graduation and Rose Levinson
Rita Cline-Marks With Thanks to Zack Halpern's Confirmation Richard Levinson and Phyllis Walt
Michael Africk Renee and Frank Handel and Family Sol Eisner
Dick and June Smythe In Honor of In Memory of Rick and Beatrice Harris
the Special Award for Alex Trakhter Tammy Rich Smith
Ruthe Meadow Jeff Lubow and Anna Trakhter Harry and Rita Rich
Ray and Eleanor Must Terrence Schneiderman
Contributions were made: The Trakhter Family Hank Dlott* and Bev Lipson Dlott
Betty Jo Levine-Janeway's son, Peter
In Honor of a Speedy Recovery of Dorothy S. Finder Contributions were made to
Leonard Ballas Evelyn Chudde
David and Lynn Goldenberg
Lois Kuck Jayne Miller The General Operating Fund supports
Aaron and Anne Burke Ralph and Sylvia Heyman Temple Israel in the current year.
In Honor of the Birth of Hank Dlott The Fund for Tomorrow supports all
our granddaughter, Ming Jayne Miller aspects of Temple Israel's operation.
Curtis and Elisheva Caden Scott and Pat Shapiro The Discretionary Fund of Rabbi Sofian,
In Honor of the Confirmation of Shirley Leventhal Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and Alan Halpern.
Carly Sobol Suzi and Jeff Mikutis and Family
The Brotherhood Education Fund
Rachel Bloom Ralph and Sylvia Heyman
supports the Ryterband Brunch Series.
Suzi and Jeff Mikutis and Family Joy Rosen
Franklin and Cheryl Lewis The Building Endowment Fund helps
In Honor of the Marriage of maintain the Temple building.
Amy Margolin The Block Social Action Fund supports
Steve and Marla Harlan's Son
Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff social action programs.
Norman and Judith Hecht The Jon Schwartzman Children’s Fund
In Honor of the Special Anniversary of Thomas May supports children’s activities.
Boris and Kay Sokol Aaron and Anne Burke
Ralph and Sylvia Heyman Barb Goldberg The Jeanette Maimon Memorial Fund
Jack and Maggie Stein Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff helps maintain Riverview Cemetery.
Syl Sapinsley Marilyn Lebowitz The Hochman Family Education Fund
In Honor of the Special Award for Kay Cohen supports an educational program.
Joan Knoll Sid Weiner The Patterson Campership Fund helps
Jim and Jeanne Hochman Lori Bichel Temple families send their children to GUCI.
Ray, Robin, Zach and Jeremy Shaw Sharon Gitman
The Emoff Fine Arts Fund purchases
Ruthe Meadow In Support of Temple Israel artwork.
Jim and Jeanne Hochman Maxine Rubin
Larry Glickler The Past Presidents Fund honors
In Yahrzeit Memory of Temple’s past presidents.
In Honor of the Special Birthday of Allan Pinsker
Allen Ross The Rabbi Stephen Levinson Fund helps
Arthur Carne develop youth group leadership.
Boris Sokol Shirley Leventhal The Schatz Religious School Fund
Elaine Stein Bertha Levin Goldberg supports Temple Israel's religious school.
Jane Miller Samuel Goldberg The Donenfeld Greenspace Fund helps
Jim Levinson Mrs. Jack Goldberg beautify Riverview Cemetery and the Temple
Martin and Joan Holzinger Celia Must grounds.
Stephen Levitt Ray and Eleanor Must
Sylvan Weinberg *of blessed memory
Ralph and Sylvia Heyman
Twelve Will Become Adult B’nai Mitzvah on Saturday, August 11
On Saturday , August 11, a dozen Temple
members will be called to the Torah and
complete a journey many began a lifetime ago.
Ranging in age from 37 to 92, the class members
have many reasons for becoming b’nai mitzvah.
Some of the women grew up in Conservative and
Linda Albert, Molly Blumer, Pam Feldman, Irene Orthodox congregations and attended Hebrew
Fishbein, Dee Fried, Lois Goldberg, Barb school, but weren’t given the chance to celebrate
Gronefeld, Carol Graff, Doug Henning, Cheryl a bat mitzvah. After celebrating with their
Lewis, Lee Schatzley and Terry Wyman have learned daughters and grand-daughters, they are taking their turn.
Hebrew and studied Judaism with Rabbi Sofian every Other members came to Judaism as adults, and b’nai
Monday since October in preparation for adult b’nai mitzvah is another step on their journeys into Judaism.
Chuck Fried, talking about his wife’s experience said, “In 50
“Carol came home from the first class so enthusiastic that I years of marriage, I can’t remember something she has
thought I would try it,” said Lee Schatzley. “I put my foot been more excited about. I think she has two copies of
in the door and got stuck. Learning to read Hebrew and the Torah portion, one upstairs and one downstairs, and I
learning about Judaism has been a great experience, and hear her practicing wherever she is!” Dee confirms that
Rabbi Sofian has taught this so engagingly. I’m glad I did “the combination of learning and camaraderie have been
it.” ideal preparation” for the fulfillment of a long-held dream.
These names are inscribed on the Memorial Tablets in our Sanctuary and, together with others whose Yahrzeit occurs during these weeks,
will be read during Shabbat services before Kaddish.
July 6 and 7 Leon B. Frank, Max Friedman, Theodore E. Goldenberg, Clara
Irene Bluman, Robert L. Cline, Frank D. Cohan, Ann Barry R. Gradsky, Herman H. Hutzler, Lillian Israel, Blanche W.
Cohen, Rose Zimmerman Colp, Hyman S. Dennis, Emma P. Lebensburger, Mildred B. Margolis, Arthur K. Margolis, Shirley
Fialcow, Benjamin (Benny) Goldflies, Jacob Goldzwig, Ralph Miller, Anna K. Osness, Benjamin M. Patterson, Muriel Robins
Heyman, Belle C. Jaffa, Jacob Lehman, Hans Liebermann, Babette Rafal, Edward Rauh, Elizabeth C. Rothenberg, Jennie Green Saul,
Rheinheimer, Samuel I. Rosenthal, Isaac Sajovitz, Ronald Jay Carrie D. Semmelman, Benjamin R. Shaman, James H. Wyse.
Silverman, Sol Slavin, Marjory R. Tanis, Harry E. Weprin, Henry
Winters, Norma Jane Zappin. August 10 and 11
Stanley J. Brown, Samuel Fahrer, Jane Fisher, A. M. Friend, Jean
July 13 and 14 Kamin, Charles M. Leon, A. Joe Levy, Freda H. Patterson,
Abraham Bader, Rose Bedolis, Harry Bloch, Arnold Blum, Louis Lawrence S. Patterson, William A. Schimmelman, Ruth R.
L. Cohen, Samuel Daniels, Julius E. Finn, David C. Finn, Joseph Steinberg.
O. Frank, Joe Friedman, David Huber, Mollie R. Jacobs, Rosella
B. Lapedes, Sylvia M. Lebensburger, Melvin Lehman, Arthur M. August 17 and 18
Levine, Mabel N. Marx, Bertha Sternbe Mason, Dorothy B. Johannah Asher, Emil A. Asher, Jay Dinhofer, Bernard M. Frank,
Moyer, Mae R. Prigozen, Edith Richmond, Mathilda Rosen, Louise Spielbe Friedman, Ruth E. Froelich, Mildred Gitman,
Benjamin Ryterband, Moses Sanders, Miriam L. Schimmelman, Henry I. Gleiwitzer, Oscar L. Goldfarb, Louis Green, Ben
Mae Schulman, William A. Semmelman, Maurice R. Semmelman, Harlan, David L. Herman, Syd Kaplan, Rachel Levenson, Fannie
Isaac Tiber. K. Margolis, Esther B. Meadow, Leon R. Office, Joseph E.
Potasky, Rebecca Weil Rauh, David Schuman, Jon Steven
July 20 and 21 Schwartzman, Jack D. Shleier, J. Edward Wasserman.
Millie Adler, Meyer J. Bachrach, Minnie L. Ettlinger, Leonora T.
Green, Carrie Huber, Harry C. Jacobs, Max M. Kahn, William August 24 and 25
Lapedes, Paula Littwitz, Anna Margolis, Philip B. November, Milton Bennett, Aubrey Devay, Rosa Dora Diamond, Otto
Selwyn D. Ruslander, Simon Sanders, Harriet Sanders, Charlotte Farnbacher, Lillian E. Finn, Minnie Fischman, Marjorie L. Flagel,
E. Schuman, Dorothy Graff Slavin, Elizabeth B. Thal, Herman J. Harry Friedman, Nancy May Hollander, Emma Lebensburger,
Weisman. Isaac M. Lebensburger, Marvin Adam Levine, Norman Miller,
Fannie Retske, Ida Rosenthal, Jack Schwartz, Benjamin C. Stein,
July 27 and 28 Robert Martin Stern, Mollie Ungar, David J. Weinberg.
Lesser Asher, Blanche E. Asher, Harry F. Hampel, Herbert M.
Harris, Harry Israel, Hyman Kulback, Harry L. Lawner, Alex August 31 and September 1
Perl, Anna Perl, Herbert Perl, Miriam Prigozen, Jacob Schwartz, William Caplan, Lena Glas Feinberg, Anne Trenner Frank, Henry
Bertha H. Silverman, Sylvia L. Solomon, Ruth M. Tepping, Ruth Goldman, M.D., Rhea K. Israel, Blanche R. Jacobs, Bena Jacobs,
K. Tiber, Louis Weprin. Paul Katz, Louis E. Levenson, Lottie Liebermann, Ruth
Liebermann, Max Marcus, Berkeley Slutzker, Eureda (Rita)
August 3 and 4 Zissen.
Isadore Bloom, Mae S. Chudde, Joseph Cohen, Morris Epstein,
10 Birthdays and Anniversaries
The Tablet publishes birthdays every five years starting at age 35 and annually starting at 85; we
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0050. If you were not included in our list, please let us know and we will publish your name in
… to Rita Cline-Marks, whose
grandson Tevyn R. Charney graduated
from California State University, Chico
the next Temple Tablet.
with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy
August Birthdays September Birthdays and will begin study at Embry-Riddle
3 Mel Lipton 1 Kim Adler Aeronautical University this July.
5 Tony Char 1 Jack Middleman Tevyn is the son of Joule (Julie Cline)
5 Ellen Elovitz 3 Cathi Goldberg Charney.
6 Arthur Greenfield 7 Bob Emoff … to Franklin T. Cohn, who took
7 Irene Frank 7 Jerry Kantor one silver medal in tennis and one
7 Suzanne Thum 7 Joe Simon bronze in track and field at the 2012
10 Lyle Richardson 8 Raye Feldman Senior Olympics.
11 Shirley Levitt 13 David Reese
12 David Gottschalk 14 Ken Lotney … to Alan Halpern, recently named
12 Bobbie Kantor 17 Kay Farnbacher to the board of the new Dayton
13 Jewel Safferman 18 Jennifer Davis-Berman Performing Arts Alliance, the
14 Jerry Colp 19 Michael Africk organization created by the merger of
22 Cicely Nathan 19 Maureen Lynch The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra,
24 Walter Klarin 25 Lenora Fahrer Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera.
26 Paul Van Buren 25 Ellen Rosenthal … to Dr. Neil Katz and Karin
30 Bob Feist Hirschkatz on the May 27 marriage
August Anniversaries 30 Bob Kahn of their son, Adam Katz, to Yuliya
1 Todd and Jean Bettman 20 years Polyachenko in West Bloomfield,
1 Neil Katz and Karin Hirschkatz September Anniversaries Michigan.
30 years 4 Bob and Nora Newsock 35 years
3 Harpo and Shirley Levitt 65 years 4 Lynn and Shirley Roberts … to The Ohlmann Group, Inc. Led
17 Franklin and Cheryl Lewis 45 years 35 years by Walter Ohlmann, the firm was
19 Jeffrey and Celia Shulman 50 years 6 Joe and Faith Tuss 25 years one of six businesses honored locally
27 Tom and Randee Saldoff 40 years 7 Bob and Gert Kahn 65 years this year with Better Business Bureau
7 Dan and Patricia Young 15 years Eclipse Integrity Awards for
25 Jeff and Stephanie Noble 30 years outstanding ethics, integrity and
26 Ira and Susan Thomsen 25 years honesty.
… to Boris and Kay Sokol who
celebrated their seventieth wedding
We Welcome These New Members anniversary on June 21.
JB Hoyer and Kristine Lorena Nutt Vicki Lynn Kemmerer
… to Ethan Zied, son of Eric and
Dena Zied, who was awarded
the Maccabee Emblem scouting award.
We Mourn These Recent Deaths … to Temple members honored at the
Jewish Federation's Annual Meeting on
Harold Ostrov Joseph Simon May 16: Joe Bettman, Robert
Lora Levy Heller Hank Dlott Shapiro Award; Ellie Brown, JSSA
Mother of Judy Heller Husband of Beverly Lipson Dlott Volunteer of the Year; Rachel Haug
Gilbert, Dorothy B. Moyer Young
Thomas May Evelyn Liebovitch Leadership Award; Shirlee Gilbert,
Son of Jan May Mother of Judith Schwartzman DJCC Volunteer of the Year; Mike
Shane and Lisa Pierce, Past
Presidents' Award. Federation also
recognized outgoing Board
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Numbers 22:2-25:9; Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8
Friday, July 6
Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Friday, August 17
Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m. Services 6:00 p.m.
Worship led by Scott Halasz. Saturday, August 18
Saturday, July 7 Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study 9:30 a.m. Services at Temple 10:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m. Shabbat In The Park 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Worship led by Rita Rich and Karin Hirschkatz. At Activity Park in Centerville
Shabbat Pinchas Shabbat Shof’tim
Numbers 25:10-30:1; Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Friday, July 13 Friday, August 24
Services 6:00 p.m. Services 6:00 p.m.
Worship led by Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff. Saturday, August 25
Saturday, July 14 Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Torah Study 9:30 a.m. Services 10:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Worship led by Fran Rickenbach & Marla Guggenheimer. Shabbat Ki Teitzei
Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19; Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Shabbat Matot/Mas’ei Friday, August 31
Numbers 30:2-36:13; Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2 Services 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 20 Saturday, September 1
Services 6:00 p.m. Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Worship led by Lonnie Carpenter and Judy Heller. Services 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 21
Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Worship led by Sara Faust and Amy Margolin.
Shabbat D’varim Serving at St. Vincent de Paul
Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22; Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Sundays July 1, August 5 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27
Services 6:00 p.m. Intermediate Hebrew
Saturday, July 28 With Rabbi Bodney-Halasz
Torah Study 9:30 a.m. Mondays July 2, 9, 23 1:00 p.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Knitting and Crocheting
Shabbat Va-et’chanan Mondays throughout July and August 1:15 p.m.
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Beginning Hebrew with Sara Faust
Friday, August 3
Wednesdays July 11, 18, 25 5:00 p.m.
Share Shabbat Services 6:00 p.m.
Hazon Cross-USA Ride joining us for services. Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz
Worship led by Alan Halpern. Wednesdays (except July 4 and 18, August 1) 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 4 At Caribou Coffee, Far Hills north of Whipp Rd.
Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays in August Noon
Kiddush Luncheon Noon
(will not meet in July)
Worship led by Nancy Cohen and Lynn Goldenberg.
Executive Committee Meetings
Shabbat Eikev Wednesdays July 11, August 8 5:30 p.m.
Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25; Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Friday, August 10 Madrichim and Teacher Training
Services 6:00 p.m. Sunday August 26
Worship led by Barb Goldberg and Mary Ann Robinson. Hebrew Teachers & all Madrichim 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11 Judaics Teachers 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Services / Adult B’nai Mitzvah 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
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