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if a picture is worth a thousand words, our jewish cultural festival photos tell quite a story! The Temple Tablet volunteers! July/Aug. 2012 Vol. 48, No. 10 kids’ activities! entertainment! shopping! sunny skies! family fun! see pages steady crowds! six and seven for more about the festival! Temple Israel all photos by 130 Riverside Drive Mendy Fedotowsky Dayton, OH 45405 of Portraits by Mendy. 937-496-0050 www.tidayton.org 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 Confirmation speeches. 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 border of us of God’s presence, but let’s face it: we rarely get to ...continued on page three From the Rabbi Confirmation Remarks (continued from page two) Israel and Lebanon watching the 3 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 Worship News 4 Temple Israel 130 Riverside Drive Dayton, OH 45405-4968 phone 937-496-0050 fax 888-777-0490 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 the right choice for our students. the 2012-2013 school year, I am ext. 230 Each year, they are more prepared excited to announce that the new Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz than those who came before digital Mitkadem will provide the Epstein Family Educator them. They have a stronger complete content of each level email@example.com understanding of what the prayers online where it will be at our ext. 226 mean, how to recite them, and are students’ fingertips: full prayer texts, Alan Halpern more able to recognize the root vocabulary, and recordings. Executive Director words within the prayers. Mitkadem Digital also provides Sh’liach Tzibbur various activities to meet the needs firstname.lastname@example.org In January 2008, our school adopted of different types of learners. And all ext. 224 the URJ’s Mitkadem Hebrew program of this can provide students and their for a number of reasons, but Rachel Bearman teachers with instant feedback about especially because 1) it met the needs Rabbinic Intern their progress. of students at different levels of email@example.com Hebrew knowledge within the same Support from parents to reinforce Ellen Finke-McCarthy classroom and 2) it better enabled materials learned in class is as Facility rental and event planning; students to find meaningful ways to important as the quality of a Hebrew Tablet; yahrzeits, funerals, burials personally understand our program. Mitkadem Digital will allow firstname.lastname@example.org liturgy. While it required teachers parents to support and help students ext. 223 and students to adapt their models of succeed. Parents, if you have a Suzanne Shaw teaching and learning, these changes student in our Hebrew program, Membership statements; have all been for the better. plan to join me on the first day of payments/invoices, donations religious school—September 23—to M—Th Launching this program was a learn more about the Mitkadem email@example.com challenge. Parents and students Hebrew curriculum and how to ext. 222 wanted to see immediate results and navigate Mitkadem Digital. I look it was frustrating for the students forward to seeing you then! LEADERSHIP who do not work well independently. That first semester in Mitchell Faust, President 2008, we began using the program in firstname.lastname@example.org one grade level and have since added Madrichim and 937-293-8007 grades and made adjustments. We Lisa Pierce, Vice President have reassessed the levels we work Teacher Training email@example.com Sunday, August 26 937-643-0221 on and in which order, have restructured classrooms by Rick Goldberg, Treasurer combining students of different ages Hebrew Teachers & all Madrichim firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 937-866-9150 with similar skills, and have made Carol Graff, Secretary requirements of specific ramot that Judaics Teachers email@example.com need to be completed in order to 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 937-438-8450 become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Education/Youth News TIDY Elects 2012-2013 Officers 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 5 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: Alex Africk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch vegetarian. 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! News 6 business partners Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. Hospice of Dayton • Levin Family Foundation Walnut Creek business underwriters Burke Orthodontics • Digital Fringe Friendship Village • Meadowlark • One Lincoln Park Quanexus • Waibel Energy Systems business supporters 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 lead patrons Anonymous • The Africk Family • Charlie and Joan Knoll Stuart Rose • Saldoff-Semmelman Family Foundation William and Val Sena patrons 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 performers sponsors 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 friends 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 7 tireless volunteers Event Chairperson Carol Finley Food Michael Africk Debbie DiSalvo Adult Beverages Jon Freeman Sponsorships/Fundraising Casey Weinstein Entertainment Stacy Emoff Children’s Activities Bonni Buchanan Sara Faust Educational Activities Bill Gronefeld Vendors Shirlee Gilbert Dee Fried 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 in-kind donors vendors 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 Anne Burke Walton Lane Myers / Shadow Box Clocks Amy Stroble-Fent / The Pampered Chef raﬄe donors 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 Harold Holt Jon, Emily and Max Holt Dora Schimmelman Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Maybruck and Family Harold Goldberg available online at www.tidayton.org/aboutus/foundation/. For more information, please call Temple. Barbara Goldberg Generous contributions Harold Prigozen Mrs. Jack Goldberg Marc Prigozen Helene Schmerin were made by: Lois Harris Mitchell Faust 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 Sterling Margolis Rose Fromm 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 Syl Sapinsley these funds: 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. Lora Heller Adam Katz Amy Margolin The Block Social Action Fund supports Steve and Marla Harlan's Son Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff social action programs. Judy Schwartzman 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 Elli Kent Arthur Carne develop youth group leadership. Barbara Leventhal 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 Donations 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 9 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. mitzvah. 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. We Remember 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, News/Milestones 10 Birthdays and Anniversaries The Tablet publishes birthdays every five years starting at age 35 and annually starting at 85; we publish anniversaries every five years. If you prefer not to be listed, please call Ellen at 496- 0050. If you were not included in our list, please let us know and we will publish your name in Mazal Tov! … 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 Do You Get TIDBits? member, Todd Bettman. Temple’s weekly e-mail has all the latest information about worship and events and offers easy links to RSVP for Temple events. To sign up, click on the “Get TIDBits” link at www.tidayton.org. Milestones Worship Schedule Shabbat Balak Numbers 22:2-25:9; Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8 Friday, July 6 Shabbat R’eih Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 Friday, August 17 11 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. Events 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. Talmud Study 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. Office Closed Services / Adult B’nai Mitzvah 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Monday, September 3 Labor Day Calendar 130 Riverside Drive PERIODICALS Temple Israel Tablet Dayton, OH 45405-4968 POSTAGE (USPS 538-260) 937-496-0050 published monthly except in PAID January and August by: Time Sensitive Material DAYTON, OHIO Temple Israel 130 Riverside Drive 45401 Dayton, OH 45405-4968 Periodical Postage Paid at Dayton, OH Annual Subscription price of $36 which is included in the membership dues. Submission deadline for September issue: August 1 POSTMASTER Send address changes to Temple Israel 130 Riverside Drive Dayton, OH 45405-4968 Renew Your TI Membership Share Shabbat If you haven’t already done so, please return your Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. completed membership renewal for 2012 -2013 and is followed by a potluck dinner. Join us and bring now. Suzanne Shaw, Temple's bookkeeper, will set up R your friends! Temple provides entree, fresh-baked challah and wine for kiddush. Cost is$5/adult; $3/child 4-12; free for kids ages 3 and under. your account based on your response. Temple never denies membership to anyone for financial reasons. But we also hope that those who can will August 3, RSVP by July 31 S This month we’ll serve brisket, not chicken! If your last name begins with A to F, bring a starch; G to K, bring a dessert; L to Q, bring a salad; R to increase their contributions in the coming year. If you voluntarily increase your membership contribution, you help sustain Temple’s programs and services both for yourself and for our community. V Z, bring a vegetable. Please bring enough to feed 10 Members donate half of Temple’s revenues, and the hungry people. No pork or shellfish, please! balance comes mostly from Temple Israel Foundation and fundraising. RSVP ONLINE at If you can afford to give more, please do. We count www.tidayton.org. P It’s quick, easy and available 24/7! You can even pay for the event at the same time you make your reservation via our secure link, using PayPal. If you on you. Increase from regular to mitzvah membership ($1875) or Lamed Vav membership ($2400). If you’re already a Lamed Vav member, increase to the next level. don’t have internet access, please call Temple at 496- If that is beyond your reach, make an increase toward the 0050 to RSVP. next level. Your donations allow us to remain a vibrant center of Judaism for our entire community.
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