january 2009 | xxiIi no. 5 Joint Venture Service Honoring KAVOD Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Services Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church Friday Evenings JANUARY 2 7:30 pm My first job out of college was for a that we are truly embracing this first family of JANUARY 9 7:30 pm citizen’s action group in Washington D.C. My color to be the First Family as our own. For me, Spiritual Enrichment Weekend supervisor was Jim Leahy who was only a few it is about kavod, a Hebrew word that means Rabbi Rami Shapiro years older than me. He was from a working respect and honor, but also connotes a certain JANUARY 16 7:30 pm class Irish-Catholic family and earned a soccer weightiness. scholarship to Brandeis University. Jim and I It is, after all, a weighty moment in JANUARY 23 7:30 pm became friends, and once we took a trip history. When we gather this year to pay tribute together to visit his family who lived outside of JANUARY 30 7:30 pm to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Hartford, Connecticut. There was an area in national holiday in his honor, I believe we will his home that was set up almost like an altar. feel more than ever the strength of his words, Surrounding the golden cross, there were three Saturday Mornings “The arc of history is long, but it bends towards pictures. One, of Jim’s brother in his priestly justice!” When a nation goes from cross- JANUARY 3 10:00 am vestments, another, an action shot of Jim the burnings to candidacy; from lynching to Vayigash goalie, and then there was a portrait of landslide, the word ‘prophecy’ must be contem- B’nai mitzvah of Benjamin President Kennedy. and Julia Williams plated. The image of hanging a picture of an I hope that you will contemplate and JANUARY 10 10:00 am American president has stayed with me ever celebrate with us at our annual Joint Venture Va-y’chi since. Our country has had four presidents Spiritual Enrichment Weekend service honoring Dr. King. This year’s program since that visit; some I voted for, some I didn’t, Rabbi Rami Shapiro will be hosted by Cote Brilliante Presbyterian but none of their pictures have been displayed 5:00 pm Church (directions are on page 2) on Wednes- on my walls. Sh’mot day, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The service will Havdalah bat mitzvah of The other day, I framed a picture of feature the combined choirs of CRC and Cote Sophia Rotman President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle and Brilliante and a stirring address from Civil their two daughters Malia and Sasha, and Rights powerhouse Sister Antona Ebo. JANUARY 17 10:00 am hung it near our fireplace. Amy has taken to Sh’mot It is a time for kavod, for daring to bring our pointing it out to visitors and remarking light- Bar mitzvah of Joel Zeid most cherished and powerful pictures to life! heartedly, “Have you met Randy’s new family?” B’ Ahavah (With Love), JANUARY 24 10:00 am Va-eira She has a point. There is something Rabbi Randy Bat mitzvah of Madeline Mills deeply intimate about the pictures we hang in our homes. This is probably why I picked this JANUARY 31 10:00 am Bo president to be my first attempt at replicating Bat mitzvah of Abigal Rivard the pictorial tribute I noticed over twenty years ago at my friend’s family home. It is a symbolic announcement to anyone who is in my house central reform congregation p: (314) 361-3919 f: (314) 361-2842 firstname.lastname@example.org www.centralreform.org 2 crc news Mazel Tov to... Save the Date: f Linda Thomson on the birth of her granddaughter, Rose Cantor Stone Missouri Health Care f Jill Evans Petzall for her exhibit of for All Month: her digital images of laundry in India at the Millstone Gallery at February, 2009 COCA which runs through January Missouri Health Care for All is a non- 18, 2009 partisan, statewide grassroots move- f Emily Barth-Lanzara on her bat ment committed to securing access to mitzvah affordable, high-quality health care for Tu BiSh’vat Seder all Missourians. The movement was Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm launched at CRC in April, 2007 and has Sincere Condolences to... grown to include more than 75 organ- f Michael Williams on the death of Tu BiSh’vat, the full moon time, will izations, representing more than 75,000 his mother, Bobbie Williams come on Sunday. On Friday night, we Missourians, and more than 2,600 indi- will weave the Shabbat prayers with the viduals. f Carla Scissors-Cohen on the death of her mother, Laura Lee Scissors annual honoring of trees through songs, This February, we will celebrate our first readings, planting, and of course the “Missouri Health Care for All Month” f Erin O’Reilly on the death of her eating of fruit. This is the most deliciously with a major push to sign up the father, John F. O’Reilly vegetarian, mystical, and environment- members of the organizations that have ally conscious holy day on our calen- joined Missouri Health Care for All – in- dar—don’t miss out! cluding CRC. We’ll need lots of volunteer help to make the month a success. Can Joint Venture Service you help sign up other CRC members? Honoring Dr. Martin CRC Book Fair Contact Jen at jennifer@centralreform. Luther King, Jr. org or 361-1564 ext. 116 for details. A BIG thank you to all of the supporters Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 pm of the CRC Book Fair -- Cote Brilliante Presbytarian Church - 4673 Labadie 63115 our presenters! CYI to Host January our volunteers! our wonderful CRC staff! Blood Drive Drive NORTH on Kingshighway and to all who generously made the Sunday, January, 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Turn RIGHT on MLK (Martin Book Fair a huge success! 8101 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis 63130 Luther King) And, thank you to our organizers, Linda Turn LEFT on Marcus and drive Congregation Young Israel will host Cohen and Camille Greenwald! past Cote Brilliante Ave. a blood drive to support the Ameri- can Red Cross.The St. Louis Jewish Turn RIGHT on Labadie, church is Community is encouraged to donate on the corner of Marcus and Labadie Tikkun Closet blood as there is always a great need for blood donations in the winter CRC’s Tikkun Closet needs men’s cloth- Please bring a donation of non- months. ing. Please deposit your donations in the perishable food. Donations will be congregational coat closet for sorting For more information or to schedule split between the Jewish Food Pan- and hanging. an appointment, donors should call try and the Cote Brilliante Food 1-800-GIVE_LIFE (800-448-3543) or Pantry visit bloodisneeded.org. Walk-in are also welcome. crc news 3 “Nourish Our Neighbors” gratified that 35 members have stepped up to serve on the CRC Food Drive Team.” CRC Members Respond to Hunger in Our “The Food Drive is a good example of how CRC can act quickly to meet a Community: A Food critical need,” said Jennifer Bersdale, Drive for the Jewish Director of Advocacy & Communications. Food Pantry “There is the potential that an ongoing effort to address hunger needs will January 9 - February 9 emerge as part of CRC’s Tikkun Olam program.” In response to a 61% increase in clients For more information contact: Carol at the Jewish Food Pantry in 2008, CRC is Staenberg at 726-2254, cstaenberg46@ sponsoring a month-long congregation- gmail.com or Lise Bernstein at 275-9907, wide food drive, “Nourish Our Neigh- LBMarketing@juno.com. bors.” From January 9 - February 9, members are asked to bring non-perishable food CRC’s Food Drive Team items to CRC for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Many thanks to our hard-working, Harvey Kornblum Family & Children’s Services. passionate Food Drive Team! Jewish Food Pantry at “This is a great way for everyone at CRC a Glance to come together and reach out to those Sally Altman Zackary Maier in our community who are struggling in Wendy Bell Luisa Michel f The Jewish Food Pantry is these extremely difficult times,” said Maris Berg Nancy Mohr at the Jewish Family & Lisa Martin, Vice President, Social Res- Sharon Bloch Debbie Polinsky Children’s Services 10950 ponsibility. Nicole Blumner Al Rose Schuetz Road (across from Lise Bernstein Margie Rosenthal CRC serves as a satellite site for the Barb Citerman Phyllis Rosenthal the Jewish Community Jewish Food Pantry, with clients picking Philip Deitch Lois Rubin Center). up food at CRC once a month. “We nor- Hilary Engelhardt Julie Scherck f Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30 mally serve 70 individuals at CRC, but in Tami Fernandez Hilary Skirboll f Serves over 2,700 clients November and December we had a large Bobby Frauenglas Joel Smiley each month. increase and are now helping nearly 100 Kim Gellman Steve Sorkin individuals,” said Carol Staenberg, who Angel Goldberg Carol Staenberg f Offsite locations where is co-chairing the food drive with Lise Paula Kessler Melanie Tamsky food is delivered: CRC, Bernstein. Carol, a former CRC Board Stephanie Kurtzman Becky Walsh Grace Hill Neighborhood Member, currently serves on the JF&CS Pam Lester Carol Wofsey Services in North County Board and volunteers weekly at the food Vicki Lander Mary Wolf and Northside Team pantry. Diane Maier Ministry in St. Louis City f Delivers food to over 350 The goal for the CRC drive is 5769 items. families /individuals each “We are confident that CRC members month. will meet this challenge; after all, we have a 25-year history of responding to f Approximately 40% of community needs!” Lise said. “We are clients are Jewish. 4 circles & groups Basic Judaism head or for the heart--as if thinking people don’t also feel intuitively, and Meeting Times January 24, 12:00 noonish spiritual types never think much at all. Bosh! Here is our special mix for you….It Basic Judaism Discover the Meaning of Our is our hope that these pieces will serve Saturday, Jan. 24, 12:15 pm Service as unique windows into Judaism--in bite- size, sacred ‘touches.’” Please feel free to Please join Rabbis Randy and Ed Harris, Book Club join us for study and good community. and Maggie Duwe to learn more about Saturday, Jan. 24, 1:30 pm Contact Maggie Duwe. our Shabbat Service. We will explore the beginning of our service with the Warm- Board Meeting Up prayers and songs. Let’s learn and Naomi Group Thursday, Jan. 8, 7:30 pm enjoy time with our beautiful liturgy through prayer and good teachings. Friday, January 9 Drum Circle Call Maggie Duwe for more info. 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7:00 pm Naomi Group is for all women inter- Education Steering Committee ested in learning. We are continuing our Sunday, Jan. 25, 9:00 am CRC Book Club study together and jumping up several hundreds of years…to the Middle Ages Saturday, January 24, 1:45 pmish (AKA the Dark Ages). We will look at Grief Support Group We are ready to go again! We will begin this time from the perspective of history Saturday, Jan. 17, 1:00 pm and of women. Let’s start our study with our journey together again with a book entitled Modern Jews Engage the New the book As A Driven Leaf by Milton Interfaith 101 Testament by Rabbi Michael J. Cook, Steinberg. Please feel free to join as at Sunday, Jan. 18, 12:30 pm PhD. “An honest, probing look at the dy- any time. If you’re interested or have namics of the New Testament—in rela- questions, please call Maggie Duwe. Israel Circle tion to problems that disconcert Jews Monday, Jan. 12, 7:00 pm and Christians today.” All are welcome to join us January 24. Contact Maggie Friday Torah Study Naomi Group Duwe. Our Torah Study continues on Fridays, Friday Jan. 9, 12:00 noon from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The emphasis is on reading the Torah, primarily in English, Ruth Group Ruth Group with Hebrew explanations. Our discus- Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12:00 noon sions don’t strictly follow the portion. Wednesday, January 14 We often find enough in a portion to last 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch and Learn with the Rabbi us several weeks. Please contact Maggie Ruth Group is for any woman, not born Duwe. Thursday, Jan. 29, 12:00 noon Jewish, but connected with Judaism in some way. We continue our journey Torah Study together with reading and discussing Fridays at 2:00 pm the book entitled A Touch of the Sacred-A Maggie Duwe Saturdays at 8:45 am Theologian’s Informal Guide to Jewish 361-1564 x112 Belief by Dr. Eugene Borowitz and Fran- email@example.com cis Schwartz. “Too often, books on reli- gion are written either primarily for the education & more 5 Tikkun Olam Steering Committee Religious School Reopens: First Meeting - Tuesday, January 13, 6:15 pm! Thank you to the CRC members who have made a commitment Shabbat School: January 10 to the new Tikkun Olam Steering Committee! Look for a full list Hebrew School: January 12 and 13 of Steering Committee members in the February MEMO. In general, the Tikkun Olam Steering Committee meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 pm. This month only, our meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to the CRC community – feel free to come and From the Director: hear what we’ll be discussing! We are looking forward to many exciting opportunities to engage in the holy work of tikkun olam Shalom Chaverim (friends), as a community. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to support CRC’s Food Drive! When you recieve this edition of the MEMO, we will have just finished celebrating Chanukah. This holiday, which occurs during the darkest time of the year, gives us the opportunity to find ways to illuminate the darkness through engagement and involvement. And now, as we move away from Chanukah, there are many opportunities to become involved in the coming months. As we prepare to reopen the Religious School, we are asking for everyone’s help. Take a moment to become involved in the school. Help out in a Shabbat School class, come to Hebrew School services, take an adult education class, come to Spiritual Enrichment weekend. In whatever way you become involved, take an opportunity to rededicate yourself. The Religious School will also be committing to help the congregation with its Food Drive in January, so make sure to bring in your cans. In the world of Adult Education, we have just finished a very successful Spiral Series and are working on many new programs for the coming months. It is my hope that in the coming months, we can all rededicate ourselves, become engaged, and take advantage of the many opportunities present at CRC to learn about and celebrate our Judaism. Shalom, Jordan Ottenstein 6 crc & community news Women’s Retreat Holy Ground Service Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15, HISTORY, DIVERSITY AND CELEBRATION: 3:00 pm- 3:00 pm A SPIRITUAL GATHERING IN HONOR OF THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA We will be gathering at Toddhall again, near Belleville, Illinois. What if the Thursday, January 15, 7:00 pm Queen of Heaven had won? Imagining a Cornerstone Baptist Church matriarchal Judaism in stories, rituals, Washington and Walton in the CWE and lifecycle celebrations. We will ex- The congregations in our neighborhood plore hints in the texts that will help us will gather locally to mark this remark- grow the missing pieces that will bring able historic moment in the history of balance to 21st century Judaism. And a our nation, as for the first time, a person wonderful way to prepare for a more of color becomes a US president. This is meaningful Passover. Please join Rabbi meant to be a patriotic, not political, ser- Susan and Maggie Duwe for a time of vice and will feature the gospel music of Jennifer Bersdale Wins learning, reflection, and fun. the Cornerstone choir, a song written by JProStl Emerging Leader Prices are $90 for a single room, $70 for our own Leslie Caplan, and several a double, and $58 for a triple. We also readings offered by our local clergy. Award will have a house that sleeps 8-9 people We are pleased to announce that the 4th for $58, and 3 rollaways are available for Annual JProStl awards program will take $45. This includes dinner, breakfast and place on Thursday, January 29 at 11:30 lunch. 20th Annual JCRC a.m. at Covenant 1 and our own Jennifer Please RSVP to Maggie at 361-1564 x112 Martin Luther King Jr. Bersdale will be honored with the “Em- or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your erging Leader” award. RSVP must include whether you want a Commemoration: A Other award recipients from the com- single, double, triple room, the house or Celebration in Song munity are: rollaway and roommate preference, if any. There will be limited space this Thursday January 22, 12:00 noon Career Achievement - Zelda Sparks year. We will do our best to honor your Jewish Community Center (JCC) requests. Please also include your add- 2 Millstone Campus Drive Chesed - Florence Schachter ress, e-mail address and phone number. (Crown Center) Featuring African-American and Jewish We will be mailing information to you, Children’s Choirs: Confluence Academy- Dedication - Shirley Wise (CAJE) so we must have this information. Old North Chorus, Saul Mirowitz Day and St. Elmo Lee (JCC) School/Reform Jewish Academy Chorus, Education - Dan Reich Solomon Schechter Day School of St. (Holocaust Museum) Louis Chorus Mentor - Chumi Levitansky Free and open to the public; light (Torah Prep) refreshments served Visionary - Joan Denison (Hadassah) For more information, call 442-3894 or email email@example.com More information is available at www. Coordinated by the Jewish Community jewishinstlouis.org/jprostl. Relations Council JProStl is the professional association of the St. Louis Jewish Community, promoting net- working, collaborations and staff develop- ment. spiritual enrichment weekend 7 A Weekend with Rabbi Rami Shapiro Spiritual Enrichment Weekend, a longstanding CRC tradition, offers our members and rabbis an opportunity to study together with scholars in the Jewish community. We are so honored to have Rabbi Rami Shapiro with us this year as our scholar-in-residence. 21st Century Judaism What is the heart of Judaism? What is it about Judaism that each of us finds compelling? What are the values Judaism promotes that we find worthy of devotion? What is the timeless wisdom that Torah and her sages have articulated and upheld for millennia? What would the world lose if Jews and Judaism were to disappear tomorrow? These are just some of the questions with which we wrestle during this Spiritual Enrichment Weekend. This program will help us articulate just what it is to be a Jew and why we choose to be Jewish in the 21st century. Please join us for any or all of the following sessions: Shall Not the Judge of All the Earth Do Justly: The Abrahamic Roots of the Prophetic Mission Friday, January 9, 7:30 pm—Kabbalat Shabbat Service D’var Torah Saturday, January 10, 10:00 am to noon—Shabbat Morning Service Reinventing Judaism for the 21st Century: God Saturday, January 10, 12:00 noon luncheon, 1:00 pm program Reinventing Judaism for the 21st Century: Torah Saturday, January 10, 7:30 pm Havdalah, coffee and desserts Reinventing Judaism for the 21st Century: Sunday, January 11, 10:00 to 11:30 am Suggested donations: $10 for the Lunch & Learn, $36 for the whole weekend. Please send or bring your donation to CRC. 8 yahrzeits January 1 Tevet 5 January 5 Tevet 9 January 10 Tevet 14 MARY PALAZZOLA WILBUR DAVIS GIVIDEN EARL ABRAMS Grandmother of Linda Thomson Father of Judith Dawson Father of Aly Abrams THOMAS PECK JEAN GOCHMAN IRMA L. KLEIN Friend of Alan Freed Grandmother of Rabbi Susan Talve Grandmother of Albert Rose JACK SOULE GERTRUDE SCHWARTZ Father of Gary Soule January 6 Tevet 10 Aunt of Laurie Sperling ROSALYN STEIN GEORGE KRAUSS Aunt of Denise Bogard Father of David Krauss January 11 Tevet 15 SANDRA KRONEMER MARIAN MAY BLOOM January 2 Tevet 6 Mother of Keith Kronemer Mother of Margie Rosenthal DR. MORTON A. BINDER BLANCHE ROSENBLATT THOMAS BURKE Father of Ellen Binder Remembered by Carol Frumhoff Father of Kellie Trivers ADOLPH FREMDER SOPHIE CRASILNECK Grandfather of Lise Bernstein January 7 Tevet 11 Grandmother of Robert Bogard BEN LASS CANTOR ED FOGEL MARY JANE M. EDWARDS Father of Kathryn Lass Our friend Sister of Carol Portman IDA SELIGMAN MATZ ANNIE GOLDSTEIN LOUIS FERNANDEZ Mother of Linda Mantle Great aunt of Staci Kramer Father of James Fernandez BETTY SIWAK EVELYN KRAUSE DAVID KOGGAN Grandmother of Gregory Siwak Aunt of Debbie Monfort Husband of Leonora Koggan LINDA SOBEL PRISCILLA VANDERVELDE HARRY SOULE Cousin of Anne Hess Mother of Michael VanderVelde Remembered by Shirley Soule SYLVIA ROTHMAN STEIN SOPHIE WEINER Mother of Toby Epstein January 8 Tevet 12 Aunt of Linda Weiner LOTTIE R. BARNHOLTZ EUGENE WEISS January 3 Tevet 7 Mother of Martin Barnholtz and Beverly Father of Marsha Graeber GERALDINE LEVI FRIEDMAN Turken Sister of Marilyn Probe RACHEL BERKOWITZ January 12 Tevet 16 JOYCE HOFFMAN Mother of Rebekah Berkowitz SANDRA COHEN Mother of Sheila Hoffman *ROSE KEINER SIEGEL Sister of Jay Umansky Our member and friend BLUMA FRUMHOFF January 4 Tevet 8 Mother of Marvin Frumfoff RALPH BERG January 9 Tevet 13 JACK M. LIPSITZ Remembered by Maris Berg PHILIP COFFIELD Grandfather of Lois Soffer MAURICE (SONNY) GLAZER Brother of Edward Coffield ETHEL OTTENSTEIN Husband of Susanne Stern Glazer FRED FEIGENBLATT Grandmother of Jordan Ottenstein ARNOLD GOODMAN Father of Lois Rubin MORRIS TAMAREN Father of Mark Goodman Father of Allen Tamaren LUDWIG MUHLFELDER ALICE STERN PETERS Uncle of Richard Katz STUART WILLIAMS Mother of Susanne Stern Glazer Brother of Scott Williams *C. J. PLEITNER LEONARD ZIGMAN Our member Father of Leisa Edlin January 13 Tevet 17 DAVID SALESKY Grandfather of Inda Schaenen *MARKUS BLUESTEIN Brother of Karen Kotner yahrzeits 9 LUZIE GOLDMANN HARRY QUINN January 23 Tevet 27 Adopted grandmother of Aly Abrams Uncle of Judi Chapnick LUCILLE SCHNEIDER HARRIET IGLAUER HARRY HART SNELLENBERG, JR. Grandmother of Marjorie Hartman Our friend Uncle of Prue Gershman STANLEY TUCKER MARVIN WEITZMAN January 24 Tevet 28 Father of Lauren Tucker Father of Mary Wolf and Nancy Mednik MILTON GOLDFARB ANNA ZOLL Father of Anna Shabsin Grandmother of Dan Zoll January 19 Tevet 23 *BARNEY KLEARMAN SUSAN KRUPNICK SNYDER Husband of Hilda Klearman January 14 Tevet 18 Cousin of Stuart J. Epstein PAUL KOSNIK CHARLES EHRENWERTH ADA YOUNG Father of Lea-Rachel Kosnik Father of Susan Block Great grandmother of Heather Lea JANET WINKLER VALERIE FELDMAN Aunt of Harriet Baron Cousin of Kathleen Sitzer January 20 Tevet 24 SAMUEL HARWOOD BEBE (CHAYA JUDAICA) ZWERLING January 25 Tevet 29 Uncle of Marilyn Probe Mother of Risa Zwerling ALVIN BLOOM MELVIN SHAPIRO MARION KAPLAN Father of Ilene Bloom-Ellis Father of Bruce Shapiro Grandmother of Steven Rosenbloom SHIRLEY DENLOW LEON TANNENBAUM MARY LEVINSON Mother of Robert, Ruth, and Harold Denlow Uncle of Ronald Meyer Grandmother of Neil Davis BERTHA SITEMAN MARA MILLMAN Mother of Lois Kanefield January 15 Tevet 19 Friend of Aly Abrams and Patrick Kelly Grandmother of Andy Kanefield and Susan THERESA DIPLACIDO STEWART B. WATSON, III Weissman Grandmother of Michael DiPlacido Grandfather of Karen Watson SOL LEVINE January 26 Shevat 1 Father of David Levine January 21 Tevet 25 SAM CHAZEN *PAT RUPE-SMITH IRVING ACHTENBERG Father of Lee Chazen Mother of Jordan and Sammy ROSE MEYER Father of Joel Achtenberg Rupe-Smith Mother of Ronald Meyer KENNETH MILLER Father of Karen Margo MICHAEL POUSNER January 16 Tevet 20 Cousin of Harriet Entin *RICHARD A. NOVICK RUTH DIETER Our member Grandmother of Cynthia Donato January 27 Shevat 2 SUZANNE HOPE DONATO MICHAEL EDLIN, SR. January 22 Tevet 26 Sister of Cynthia Donato Father of Michael Edlin BEATRICE ADELSTEIN *ANNE LEVIN Step-mother of David Adelstein, Grandmoth- Mother of Cookie Golde January 28 Shevat 3 er of Cheryl Adelstein PETER CATS *ROBERT BROD January 17 Tevet 21 Father of Susan Merrick Husband of Grace Brod Father of Jessica Brod GERALDINE GHERTNER SYLVIA SCHACHTER Mother of Marjorie Silverblatt, Mother of Laurie Polsky WILLIAM S. COHEN Grandmother of Leah Silverblatt Grandfather of Mark Goodman JACK STONE ANN KORNBLATT Grandfather of Julianne Stone Mother of Gloria Grodsky yahrzeits continued on page 14 10 yahrzeits & tributes yahrzeits continued from page 13 General Fund Rabbis’ Fund GEORGE KAHLOR Father of Mary Ann Goldberg NAOMI HERSKOVIC RAY SLAVIN TOBY KATZ With gratitude to Rabbi Talve for her SARAH MITCHELL ANN R. HUSCH support and guidance before, during, Grandmother of Bonnie Mitchel DEBBY AND ALAN SILVERGERG and after Albert’s memorial service MARLENE RUTH ORENSTEIN SHULAMITH SIMON RAY AND MARY ANNE WEXLER Sister of Larry Raskin MARILYN PROBE & CISSY LACKS In memory of Alberta Slavin WILLIS NELSON PIERCE In memory of Lenore Lacks and with Father of Dale Schreiber SHEILA GREENBAUM, GARY M. AND appreciation of CRC’s help and sympathy ROBYN WASSERMAN in saying our last goodbyes to our mother MARC HIRSHMAN AND KAREN HANDELMAN and mother-in-law January 29 Shevat 4 STEPHANIE KURTZMAN, DAVID AND LATHAN LEVY and with appreciation for the beautiful JANE COOPER In memory of Bobbie Williams, mother and powerful voices of Leslie Caplan and Aunt of Elisa Roth of Michael Williams Rabbi Jim Goodman JAMES LUDEN SHEILA GREENBAUM AND GARY M. WASSERMAN and for the assistance from the CRC Uncle of Lynn Jacobs CHARLES GERSHMAN Mitzvah Corps In memory of Allen “Moe” Sigoloff, MARIAN MAJEWSKI PATTY FISH father of Shari Sigoloff Father of Barbara Lehocky With sincere thanks for Rabbi Susan’s KATHY LASS kindness and empathy ABE MICHELS In honor of Ed Harris’ ordination Grandfather of Lee Kaplan LISA AND DAN ALSUP RAY DAVIDSON With thanks to Rabbi Randy for OTTO MORRIS In memory of Ralph Hartman officiating at our marriage ceremony Father of Alan Morris SUSAN SPIEGEL AND STEWART HALPERIN REBECCA AND JAY BALMER EDITH TUROW In memory of Lenore Lacks, mother With gratitude to Rabbi Randy for all his Remembered by Bunny Gerstenfeld of Cissy Lacks love and guidance LINDA THOMSON WIL VOGT In honor of the birth of her ELLIE JACOBS Step-father of Rick Wolf With appreciation to Rabbi Randy for his granddaughter, Rose Cantor Stone beautiful and compassionate stone January 30 Shevat 5 AMY ROME dedication service With appreciation to Wendy Jaffe for SAMUEL GOLDMAN speaking at my class KARLA AND STEWART GOLDSTEIN Father of Kenneth Goldman and Gail Glenn With gratitude to Rabbi Randy and Rabbi ROBYN, TIM, ALI, AND MAX HUNTER Susan for all you did to make Sari’s bat MIN PLATT In honor of Betty Manlin’s 95th birthday mitzvah a wonderful, meaningful event in Aunt of Shirley Poticha and Phyllis Poticha LISE AND LEE BERNSTEIN our lives Rosenthal In honor of Wendy Jaffe’s special birthday AMY POST *MAX RIEKES THE GESS FOUNDATION With thanks to Rabbi Talve for the Father of Linda Riekes On behalf of Jeff and Katie Bensky beautiful house dedication/blessing MARILYN PROBE BARBARA FINAN January 31 Shevat 6 In memory of Helen Weiss ALLYCE BULLOCK ELIHU ARONOFF & in memory of Bobby Frauenglass’ In memory of Dora Hotzman Magrath Father of Donna Smith mother, Mickey Fingerhut & in honor of Hannah Rodgers bat MARY HOFFMAN PHYLLIS BERKOWITZ mitzvah With thanks to Rabbi Susan Mother of Marvin Berkowitz & in honor of Jacob Peterson’s bar mitzvah ESTHER GREENSTEIN ANNA EPSTEIN MOSS With love to Rabbi Talve Grandmother of Patti Teper SARAH TRIVERS Mother of Andrew Trivers Aunt of Sarah Anne Patz january 2009 11 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 NEW YEARS 2:00 Torah Study 8:45 Torah Study DAY 7:30 Shabbat Service 9:30 Family Service 10:00 Shabbat Service Office Closed and b’nai mitzvah of Benjamin and Julia Williams 4 5 6 7 8 9orah Study 10 1:00 Mahjongg 7:00 Drum Circle 7:30 Board Meeting 12:00 Naomi Group 8:45 Torah Study 6:00 Adult 2:00 Torah Study 9:30 Family Service 7:30 SEW Shabbat 10:00 Shabbat School Intermediate Hebrew Service 10:00 Rainbow Connection Spiritual Enrichment Weekend 10:00 Shabbat Service 12:00 SEW Lunch and Learn 5:00 Havdalah bat mitzvah of Sophia Rotman 7:30 SEW Havdalah 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10:00 SEW Program 1:00 Mahjongg 4:00 Hebrew School 12:00 Ruth Group 4:00 Hebrew School 2:00 Torah Study 8:45 Torah Study 10:00 9th Grade 4:00 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School 4:00 Hebrew School 5:00 memo deadline 6:00 Interfaith 101 9:30 Family Service Program 5:45 Hebrew School Services 5:45 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School Shared Shabbat 10:00 Shabbat School 10:00 Confirmation Services 6:15 Tikkun Olam Services Services Dinner 10:00 Shabbat Service 6:00 Adult Steering committee 7:00 MLK Joint 7:30 Shabbat Service and bar mitzvah of Intermediate Hebrew Venture Celebration Joel Zeid 7:00 Israel Circle at Cote Brilliante 1:00 Grief Support Group 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 12:30 Interfaith 101 MLK JR DAY 4:00 Hebrew School 4:00 Hebrew School 4:00 Hebrew School 2:00 Torah Study 8:45 Torah Study Workshop 5:45 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School 7:30 Shabbat Service 9:30 Family Service Office Closed Services Services Services 10:00 Shabbat School 10:00 Shabbat Service and bat mitzvah of Madeline Mills 12:15 Basic Judaism 1:30 Book Club 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 9:00 Education 1:00 Mahjongg 4:00 Hebrew School 4:00 Hebrew School 12:00 Lunch & Learn 2:00 Torah Study 8:45 Torah Study Steering Committee 4:00 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School 5:45 Hebrew School with a Rabbi 7:30 Shabbat Service 9:30 Family Service 10:00 9th Grade 5:45 Hebrew School Services Services 4:00 Hebrew School 10:00 Shabbat School Program Services 5:45 Hebrew School 10:00 Shabbat Service 10:00 Confirmation 6:00 Adult Services and bat mitzvah of 10:30 Prospective Intermediate Hebrew Abigail Rivard Member Welcome 12:00 Confirmation Class Parent Meeting Save the Date! 5th Annual Jews United for Justice Heschel/King Celebration Sunday, February 15, 3:00 pm Grace and Peace Fellowship Church 5574 Delmar (at Clara) - formerly the historic B’nai El HONORING SAM BERNSTEIN AND GEORGIA RUSAN Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel joined with Dr. Martin Luther King to form a powerful, interfaith partnership for social justice, peace, and civil rights. JUJ marks the confluence of Dr. King’s birthday and Rabbi Heschel’s yahrzeit (anniversary of death) by honoring individuals in our local Jewish and African- American communities who work together for the good of all. Past recipients have been the following pairs: Sister Antona Ebo with Rabbi Bernard Lipnick; Mr. Norman Seay and the late Rabbi Jerome Grollman; Mr. Bill Kahn and Dr. Henry Givens; CRC’s own David Lander was the very first honoree. This year, JUJ is pleased to be able to award Mr. Sam Bernstein (father of our own Lee) and Mrs. Georgia Rusan with the 2009 Heschel/King Award. Both Mr. Bernstein and Mrs, Rusan were professionals at the Human Development Corporation during the mid-60’s era War On Poverty. Mr. Bernstein went on to direct MERS-Goodwill, and Mrs. Rusan pioneered the creation of several neighborhoods for African-American professionals in St. Louis County.
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