Washington hebreW Congregat i o n October 25, 2010 Volume 51, Issue 18 WhC Journal Supported by an Endowment from Libby and Melvin Mandell Amram Series to Focus Four Programs on Philip Roth: His Messages to Judaism P hilip Roth is considered one of the giants of Jewish-American literature, yet his work has rarely been evaluated in terms of its consistent from his 1959 short story ‘The Conversion of the Jews,’ to the remarkable ‘Zuckerman’ and ‘Roth’ novels, which had assessment of the Jewish predicament. Now his idiosyncratic Jewish protagonists running Professor Jacques Berlinerblau, director of free in America, Europe, and Israel,” Profes- Georgetown University’s Program for Jewish sor Berlinerblau says. “Again and again, on Civilization, plans to focus on that aspect of issues like Israeli security, anti-Semitism, Roth’s work in an Amram Scholar Series lec- intermarriage, and the American diaspora, ture at Temple on Sunday, November 7 at Roth’s themes have been relentlessly nu- 10:30 am and three related evening seminars anced, complex and provocative.” Professor Jacques Berlinerblau to be held this winter. Continued on page 8. “In the opening lecture we will ob- serve that Roth’s messages have remained Irene Levin Berman, Author and WWII Refugee, to Speak at Kristallnacht Service The Legacy of Russian Jewish Composers T he 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 night of brutality for Ger- many’s Jewish community, will Washington Hebrew Congregation Presents be marked with an interfaith commemoration service at a December Concert Temple on Tuesday, Novem- ber 9 at 7:30 pm. Irene Levin Featuring Cantor Mikhail Manevich Berman, World War II refugee and Cantor Susan Bortnick and author of “We Are Going to Pick Potatoes”: Norway and the Irene Levin Berman With Cantor Irena Altshul, Holocaust, the Untold Story will Northern Virginia Jewish Congregation address the congregation during the service. And world-renowned musicians, In 1942, four-year-old Irene Levin was one of 1,200 Norwe- Victor Danchenko, Violin gian Jews who escaped to Sweden to avoid deportation to a Nazi Vera Danchenko-Stern, Piano death camp. Her family was among the 2,000 Jews who were Julian Milkis, Clarinet living in Norway during the German invasion on April 9, 1940. Some 771 Norwegian Jews were sent to Auschwitz. Only 28 men survived. Sunday, December 12, 2010 More than 60 years later, Irene Levin Berman wrote this 5:00 pm at Temple book to share her story, help answer the many questions she has received from her American contemporaries, and bear witness to a largely untold and nearly forgotten chapter in the tragic history More information of the Holocaust. and a ticket request form to come in the We invite you to join in this annual interfaith observance next WHC Journal. along with congregants from Annunciation Church and St. Albans Episcopal Church. Washington Hebrew Congregation M. Bruce Lustig, M.A.H.L., Senior Rabbi WhC News Joui M. Hessel, M.A.H.L., M.A.J.E., R.J.E., Associate Rabbi, Dir. of Religious Ed. & Jewish Engagement Israel, the Indelible Adventure Susan N. Shankman, M.A.H.L., A.M.R.S., Associate Rabbi Color your soul with history, hiking and heritage Noah Fabricant, M.A.H.L., Assistant Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky, M.A.J.E., R.J.E., M.Ed., Interim Associate Rabbi Life@WHC Presents a Generational Family Trip to Israel Mikhail Manevich, Cantor Susan R.A. Bortnick, M.S.M., Associate Cantor June 19 – July 5, 2011, Led by Rabbi Bruce and Amy Lustig Steven Jacober, Executive Director From generation to generation, in the Dead Sea; go parasailing with Phyllis Shankman, M.S., Director of Early Childhood & Primary Education we pass on the love of Israel to our your rabbi; have lunch in a Druze vil- Jamie Groban, M.S.W., Director of Development children. This special family trip lage; walk the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Ira Miller, Director of Informal Education provides the opportunity to share and Old City. Mohan Mistry, Director of Engineering & Maintenance experience the wonder of our ancient There will be an informational Paula Smith, Director of Finance Joshua O. Haberman, D.H.L., D.D., Rabbi Emeritus homeland. The trip accommodates all meeting at Temple on Wednesday, Susan J. Hanenbaum, Executive Director Emerita ages, from the youngest to the oldest. November 10 at 7:30 pm. If you are Officers In Israel you can celebrate the B’nai interested in more information or plan Peter L. Winik, President Mitzvah of WHC members of all ages to attend, please contact Layne Weiss, Sherry Bindeman Kahn, First Vice President David M. Astrove, Vice President while overlooking the ancient walls of email@example.com or 202-895- Cheryl Paul Baraf, Vice President Jerusalem; take a sail on the Red Sea; 6307. WHC’s Israel Quest Fund is Linda Eichelbaum Collier, Vice President Meg Jacobs Flax, Treasurer crawl through caves on an archeologi- available to children on this trip. Ivan “Van” Sabel, Assistant Treasurer Nell Shapiro, Secretary cal dig; hike to a hidden waterfall; float Faye Levin, Assistant Secretary Richard A. Newman, General Counsel Board of Directors Mildred Lehmann Amer Dorothy C. Kornhauser Congratulations to… Jeffrey H. Bergman Andrew H. Marks Robert D. Bindeman Todd E. Perkins Barbara I. Berschler, on her appointment to the Maryland Governor’s Robert Burman Susan Rosenblum Commission on Small Business. Daniel M. Caplan James Salander Joan Goodman Churchill Albert H. Small, Jr. Linda & James Cafritz, Anita (Tammy) & Eli Etzyon, and Karen & Harry Lauren E. Cole Marvin J. Spivak Todd Deckelbaum Mindy A. Strelitz Stein, on the marriage of their children, Samantha Stein and Ron Etzyon. Mark Director Suzanne Sunshine Sharon E. Gottlieb Joshua Weinberg Lizzie and Jonathan Westin, on the birth of their daughter Jessica Karla Claudia Helmig Jeffrey Weiss Westin. Jessica is the granddaughter of Marion Gottschalck, John Gelernter, James A. Klein and Susan Sklar. She is the great-granddaughter of Jeanette Wertheimer. Past Presidents Leonard I. Abel Kenneth L. Marks David R. Berz Paul J. Mason Stuart L. Bindeman Earl M. Colson John M. Nannes Lauren S. Racoosin Don’t Miss Sisterhood’s Annual Holiday Boutique Jay W. Freedman Susan J. Hanenbaum Froma Sandler Bob M. Shapiro and Silent Auction Richard D. Kaufmann David A. Vise Hank D. Levine Richard M. Young You can fulfill your holiday gift Admission is free, and the event is list this year at Sisterhood’s Holiday open to the public. Sponsored by the Auxiliary Presidents Dan Caplan, Brotherhood Boutique and Silent Auction and Washington Hebrew Congregation Carrie Coonin, Sisterhood feel good about your purchases, as Sisterhood. Please call 301-502-5555 Kim Zaikov Cooper & Brian Cooper and Alyson & Josh Weinberg, Couples Club profits will support local, national and for further information. Ruth Seif & Joan Adoff, Empty Nesters Louis Kornhauser, Prime Timers international charities. Marco Hernandez, 2239 Our Sisterhood Judaic shop will have Lucy Goldberg, WHECTY a wonderful assortment of holiday and We Can Be Reached Temple Office ................................................ 202-362-7100 gift items; outside vendors will bring (M-Th: 9 am–5:30 pm; F: 8:30 am - 4:00pm) spectacular baby and children’s clothing Weekends/After Hours ............................... 202-895-6341 and gifts, handbags, jewelry, a variety Temple Fax .................................................... 202-537-1091 Julia Bindeman Suburban Center .............. 301-279-7505 of art and home goods, clothing, and JBSC Fax ....................................................... 301-354-3200 so much more; and the cafe will serve Listen In ........................................................ 202-895-6333 lunch, snacks and drinks. 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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Washington Hebrew Congregation Journal, 3935 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016. 2 WhC News Services Jewish Book Month and Veteran’s Day Friday, October 29 Shabbat Service & Dinner Tot Shabbat 5:00 pm Rabbis Shankman and Fabricant Washington Hebrew Congregation ian will Lay-Led Service 5:30 pm invites you to a very special service provide an Simeon Kriesberg – our annual Jewish Book Month update on Shirei Shabbat Service 6:00 pm Rabbis Shankman and Fabricant, Shabbat – which coincides with our libraries Cantors Manevich and Bortnick Veteran’s Day Shabbat, on Friday, and Alison Family Shabbat Service with November 12 at 6:00 pm. Alison Buchholtz, Macomb 2nd Grade 6:00pm Buckholtz, author of Standing By, a close Rabbi Hessel, Song Leader Audrey Katz will be the speaker. Her engaging observer book is an honest portrayal of the of human Alison Buckholtz Saturday, October 30 Early Torah Study 9:00 am sacrifices, struggles and dedication of behavior, Rabbi Lustig service families. She will present her will continue her discussion from Morning Service 10:30 am experiences as a military wife with the the service. This evening is a unique Rabbi Lustig, Cantor Bortnick special challenges of maintaining a opportunity to gather with friends, ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Charles Lederberg Jewish identity in a largely Christian celebrate Shabbat, and show your sup- Afternoon Service/Havdalah 5:30 pm military service. The author also port for our dedicated service men and Rabbi Shankman, Cantor Manevich describes the daily struggles of holding women. ¡ Bat Mitzvah of Jolie Band a family together when her husband To RSVP for the dinner, please re- ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Beloff is away on dangerous missions for turn the form below with a check ($15 months at a time. Standing By is a for adults, and $9 for children under Friday, November 5 Lay-Led Service 5:30 pm book that will truly move you and 13 years of age) payable to WHC by Kaye and Edward Mopsik inspire a greater appreciation of Tuesday, November 9. If you have any Shabbat Service 6:00 pm military families. questions please contact Ellen Share Rabbi Sidlofsky, Cantor Bortnick During the dinner following the on Wednesdays or Thursdays, eshare@ Tot Shabbat Service 6:00 pm service, Ellen Share, WHC’s librar- whctemple.org or 301-354-3212. Rabbi Shankman JBSC To participate in the dinner, please send the following information, along with a check, payable to WHC, to Temple to the attention of Carolyne Ojwang by November 9: Saturday, November 6 Early Torah Study 9:00 am Rabbi Shankman Name: _________________________________________________________ Morning Service 10:30 am Rabbi Shankman, Cantor Bortnick Phone: _________________________________________________________ ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Noah Epstein Email Address: ___________________________________________________ ¡ Bat Mitzvah of Emma Siritzky Afternoon Service/Havdalah 5:30 pm Number of adults, $15 each: ________________ Turkey _______________Fish Rabbi Fabricant, Cantor Bortnick ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Lukin Number of children, $9 each: ________________ Chicken nuggets Friday, November 12 Total amount enclosed: $ ___________________________________________ Lay-Led Service 5:30 pm Tom Smith Mishkan T’filah & Veteran’s Our Condolences to the Families of… Shabbat Service 6:00 pm Rabbis Lustig and Fabricant, Cantor Bortnick Isadore Buchman, father of Dr. Clifford Buchman (Janice) and Edward Buchman (Michelle); grandfather of Allison Buchman (Ira Miller). Saturday, November 13 Dr. Julius Fogel, father of David Fogel (Ilana) and Suzanne Spencer (Peter); Early Torah Study 9:00 am Rabbi Shankman grandfather of Arial, Amir, Leah, Claire, Hannah and Ian. Morning Service 10:30 am Dr. Lawrence Lilienfield, husband of Eleanor Lilienfield; brother of Gerald Rabbi Shankman, Cantor Bortnick Lilienfield (Sarah). ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Bloom ¡ Bar Mitzvah of Oscar Levine Ruth Weiner, mother of Carol Wilner (John); sister of Irma Hyman; grandmother of Cara Wilner; Elizabeth Wilner (John Reiss) and Jonathan Afternoon Service/Havdalah 5:30 pm Rabbi Lustig, Cantor Manevich Wilner (Rachel). ¡ Bat Mitzvah of Amanda West 3 Our B’nai Mitzvah October 30, 2010 November 6, 2010 Morning Service Morning Service Charles Michael Lederberg Noah Evan Epstein Son of Valerie and Dan Lederberg Son of Dawn Epstein and Joel Epstein Charles is a seventh grade student at Noah is a seventh grade student at Cabin The Landon School and the brother of John Middle School and the brother Evan and Joshua. He is the grandson of Alec, Lauren and Adam. He is the of Linda & the late Edward Lederberg; grandson of Marilyn Ehrlich and Gail & and the late Beverly & David Sewell. Bob Epstein. Havdalah Service Morning Service Jolie Anna Band Emma Michaela Siritzky Daughter of Kim and Ian Band Daughter of Roanne Plotnitzky Jolie is a seventh grade student at Herbert & Brian Siritzky Hoover Middle School and the sister Emma is a seventh grade student at of Trevor. She is the granddaughter of Cabin John Middle School and the sister Chickie & David Loewenstein; and Dolly of Meghan. She is the granddaughter of & Marvin Band. Dorothy and the late Milton Plotnitzky; and Zelda & Abe Siritzky. Havdalah Service Havdalah Service Samuel Brooks Beloff Matthew Scott Lukin Son of Annette Brooks Beloff Son of Elizabeth and Craig Lukin and Stewart Beloff Matthew is a seventh grade student at Samuel is a seventh grade student at Herbert Hoover Middle School and the Cabin John Middle School and the brother of Jonah. He is the grandson of brother of Brittani, Michael, Lauren Barbara & Robert Stern; and Sandra & and Clarissa. He is the grandson of Arthur Lukin. Alvin and the late Barbara Brooks; and Max and the late Helen Beloff. Shabbat Acknowledgements October 29–30, 2010 November 5–6, 2010 November 12–13, 2010 Presenting the Kamy Loren Nathanson Presenting the Kamy Loren Nathanson Presenting the Kamy Loren Nathanson Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kiddush Cup: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kiddush Cup: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kiddush Cup: Linda Collier Sherry Bindeman Kahn Mindy Strelitz Sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat: Sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat: Sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat: Kim & Ian Band, in honor of their Dawn Epstein and Joel Epstein, in Brenda & Harry Huey and Susan daughter, Jolie Anna Band; Max Beloff honor of their son, Noah Epstein; Bloom, in honor of their grandson, and Alvin Brooks, grandfathers, and Elizabeth & Craig Lukin, in honor Benjamin Bloom; Jan & Peter Levine, Gail Breman, in honor of Samuel of their son, Matthew Lukin; Roanne in honor of their son, Oscar Levine; Beloff; Linda Lederberg, in honor of Plotnitzky & Brian Siritzky, in honor Peggy Brooks Smith, in honor of her her grandson, Charles Lederberg. of their daughter, Emma Siritzky. granddaughter, Amanda West. Contributing to the Carrie Simon Altar Contributing to the Carrie Simon Altar Contributing to the Carrie Simon Altar Flower Fund: Flower Fund: Flower Fund: Kim & Ian Band, in honor of Jolie; Dawn Epstein and Joel Epstein, in Staci & Randy Bloom, in honor of Annette Brooks Beloff & Stewart honor of Noah; Elizabeth & Craig Benjamin; Jan & Peter Levine, in Beloff, in honor of Samuel; Valerie & Lukin, in honor of Matthew; Roanne honor of Oscar; Tina & Edward West, Dan Lederberg, in honor of Charles. Plotnitzky & Brian Siritzky, in honor in honor of Amanda. of Emma. 4 WhC News November 13, 2010 Cantor’s Culture Club Presents Pluck, Morning Service The World’s Funniest String Trio Oscar Paul Levine What happens when you mix the Marx Brothers with Son of Jan and Peter Levine Mozart? You get Pluck, a string trio with a seriously silly Oscar is a seventh grade student at side. In from England, Pluck will have our kids rolling Thomas W. Pyle Middle School and the in the aisles as they learn about sonatas with a little brother of Max. He is the grandson of slapstick on the side! Pluck will perform at both Temple Bonnie & the late Paul Dominick; and and JBSC. Please join us for one of these spectacular the late Ann & Oscar Levine. events: • At Temple on Wednesday, November 10 at 9:45 am for a performance with the Edlavitch-Tyser Morning Service Early Childhood Center; Benjamin Jacob Bloom • At JBSC on Wednesday, November 17 at 9:45 am Son of Staci and Randy Bloom for a performance with the Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Benjamin is a seventh grade student Early Childhood at Ridgeview Middle School and the brother of Hannah. He is the grandson of Center. Brenda & Barry Huey; and Susan Sponsored by the & the late Allen Bloom. Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Fund. Havdalah Service Amanda Rome West Daughter of Tina and Edward West Amanda is a seventh grade student at The Holton-Arms School and the sister of Jake and Ashley. She is the granddaughter of Peggy Brooks Smith; Anne & the late Harold Smith; and Ilsa & the late William West. Sundays at Seven: Rachel Calof’s Story In & Around School Rabbi Joseph Weinberg ECC Parents Committee Activities at JBSC Please join us for our next “Sundays at Seven” event at JBSC on Sunday, Book Fair November 14 at 7:00 pm. Rabbi October 29 – November 3 Shankman will discuss the book, Rachel Choose from a variety of preschool books, children’s favorites Calof ’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the and adult best sellers, including Judaic selections as well as picture books, science and nature, and activity books. Northern Plains, by Rachel Calof and J. Sanford Rikoon. This short but very Picture Art meaningful book chronicles the life of November 1– 4 Rachel Calof, an 18-year-old Russian Great holiday gifts! Jew who was sent to the United States Choose from magnets, rulers, keychains, pencil holders and more with your child’s picture and their favorite characters! in 1894 to marry an unknown man and stake a homestead- Questions? Call 301-279-7505 ing claim with him in North Dakota. With an epilogue by Calof ’s son, Jacob, that picks up her story in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1917 and an essay by J. Sanford Rikoon on Registration Reminder the phenomenon of Jewish farm settlements, this book is It’s almost registration time for the certain to engage. 2011-2012 preschool and kindergarten programs Mark your calendars for future “Sundays at Seven”: Call JBSC - 301-279-7505 or 12/19 (Temple), 1/30 (JBSC), 2/27 (Temple), 4/3 (JBSC), Temple - 202-895-6334 and 5/22 (Temple). for mailing list and tour information 5 WhC Thanks Its Generous Contributors H. MAx & STePHeN C. 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Levenson MeMORIAL FuNd OF eCC Alfred Weinberg Susan & Norman Oblon Gertrude Oblon donor In Honor of: Martha Riva Valentin Riva Linda & Ron Recht Birth of Dashel Martin Adelman Beverly & Bernie Shaw Hannah Liberman Marriage of Tracy Miller to Adam Weatherford Continued on page 8. 6 November 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 31 ECC Book Fair (B) 1 ECC Book Fair (B) 2 ECC Book Fair (B) 3 9:15am 4 9th Grade Retreat 5 9th Grade Retreat 6 9:30am Mother’s Circle (B) 10:30am 7:00pm 5:30pm 9:00am: B to B (B) SIS Bridge (M) Bereavement Grp (M) 7:00pm Lay Led Service (M) Early Torah (M) 10:00am SIS New Member 6:30pm 7:30pm Welcome (OUT) 6:00pm 10:30am: Wed AM Study (M) WHECTY Board Mtg B to B (M) Shabbat Service (M) Shabbat Service (M) (B) 10:30am 6:00pm 5:30pm: SIS Bridge (B) Tot Shabbat (B) Havdalah (M) 7:30pm Election Day Kol Rinah (M) 9th Grade Retreat 7 8 7:00pm 9 9:30am B to B (B) 10 11 NFTY-MAR Fall 12 NFTY-MAR Fall 13 Bereavement Grp (M) 9:30am Kallah Kallah 10:30am AS Lecture with 7:30pm SIS Cooking for Nov 10 (cont.) 5:30pm 9:00am: Jacques Berlinerblau B to B (M) Homeless (B) 7:30pm Lay Led Service (M) Early Torah (M) (M) 10:00am B to B (B) 7:30pm Wed AM Study (M) 6:00pm 10:30am: Kristallnacht Com- 7:30pm Shabbat Service (M) Shabbat Service (M) 7:00pm memoration Svc (M) Israel Trip Mtg (M) CC Event (OUT) 7:00pm 5:30pm: 7:00pm 7:30pm 2239 Dinner (M) Havdalah (M) L’Chayim (OUT) Kol Rinah (M) NFTY-MAR Fall 14 15 SIS Boutique (B) 16 SIS Boutique (B) 9:30am B to B (B) 17 9:15am 18 5:30pm 19 9:00am: 20 Kallah 10:00am Mother’s Circle (B) Lay Led Service (M) Early Torah (M) 12:00pm 7:00pm Wed AM Study SIS Boutique (B) PT Luncheon (M) Bereavement Grp (M) 7:00pm 6:00pm 10:30am: 6:00pm L’Chayim (OUT) Shabbat Service (M) Shabbat Service (M) 12:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm SIS Theater Night ETY Event (M) CISA Mtg (B) B to B (M) (OUT) 6:00pm 5:30pm: 7:30pm 2nd Grade Service Havdalah (M) 7:00pm and Dinner (M) Sundays at Seven (B) B to B (B) 7:30pm Kol Rinah (M) 21 8th Grade Trip to 22 7:00pm 23 24 Offices Closed 25 Offices Closed 26 9:00am: 27 Holocaust Museum Bereavement Grp (M) (M & B) (M & B) Early Torah (M) 9:30am 9:00am 5:30pm 10:30am: 4th Grade Program BRO Interreligious Lay Led Service (M) Shabbat Service (M) (B) Council Thanksgiving Dinner (OUT) 6:00pm 5:30pm: 9:30am Shirei Shabbat Havdalah (M) BRO Study (M) Service (M) Thanksgiving Day 28 10:30am SIS Bridge (M) 29 7:00pm 30 Bereavement Grp (M) 3 4 5 6 Key: (ECC) Early Childhood Centers 6:30pm 7:00pm (M) Macomb (ET) Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations WHECTY Board Mtg SIS Game Night (B) (B) Julia Bindeman Suburban Center Forum (M) (AS) Amram Scholar Series (FRS) Family Religious School 7:30pm (B to B) Back to Basics (HS) Hebrew School B to B (M) (BRO) Brotherhood (PT) Prime Timers (CSH) Carrie Simon House (RS) Religious School (CISA) Community Issues/Social Action (SIS) Sisterhood (CC) Couples Club (US) Upper School 7 WhC Journal POSTAGE PAID AT WASHINGTON, DC PERIODICALS Newspaper Form 3579 Requested (USPS 538-060) Dr. Juliana Pilon to Speak at Prime Timers Luncheon Contributions (continued from page 6) “It is impossible to understand the members current national security challenges fac- and $15 WORSHIP & MuSIC FuNd donor In Honor of: ing the United States without appreciat- for guests. EmptyNesters Marriage of ing the role of culture in counterinsur- To RSVP, Rabbi Noah Fabricant to Alexandra Harwin gency and the fight against terrorism,” please send Mr. & Mrs. Museles Bar Mitzvah of Daniel Museles states Dr. Juliana Pilon, Director of the your check, Paulette & Larry Walker Marriage of Center for the Study of Culture and payable to Rabbi Noah Fabricant to Alexandra Harwin Max & Sheri Zweig Rabbi Lustig Security at the Institute of World Poli- WHC, along donor In Memory of: tics. Dr. Pilon will speak at the Prime with your Dr. Juliana Pilon Janet & Jeff Abramson Bruce Hendricks Timers monthly meeting and luncheon name and Janice & Tom Burne Bruce Hendricks at Temple on Monday, November 22 telephone number to: Jean Klieger, Susan Gold Hillard Greenwald at 12:00 pm. 3140 Oliver Street NW, Washington, Constance F. Levine Jacob Feldman David Allentuck The cost for the luncheon and DC 20015. Benjamin Binder program is $12 for Prime Timers Stephanie K. Olshan Arthur C. Katims Susan & Stephan Porter Sadie Maltzman Isadora & Ralph Semsker Yetta D. Semsker Eat, Pray, Connect with Amram Scholar Series Paulette & Larry Walker David Allentuck 2239 (continued from page 1) Tributes in this WHC Journal reflect contributions received through September 30. Join 2239 at Temple on Friday, Professor Berlinerblau holds two November 12 for a soulful, guitar-led doctorates and is the author of several Mishkan T'filah Shabbat service and books, including The Secular Bible: buffet dinner. The service, which is Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion open to the congregation, will begin at Seriously and Thumpin’ It: The Use and 3rd & 4th Graders 6:00 pm and will feature author Alison Abuse of the Bible in Today’s Presidential Buckholtz, who will address the con- Politics. Don’t Miss ETY’s Live gregation as a part of WHC’s Veteran’s In recent months his work has been Animal Show! and Jewish Book Month Shabbat ser- discussed in The Economist, US News Sunday, November 14 vice. For more information about Ms. and World Report, and on National 12:00 – 2:30 pm at Temple Buckholtz, please see page three. Public Radio. He and his wife, Ippolita, The private buffet dinner for 2239 and two sons, Cyrus and Emile, are Space is Limited members will immediately follow the new members of our congregation. Registration forms were sent service. To reserve your place for the For those interested in reading Roth home with Religious School dinner, please go to 2239shabbat- in advance of our winter seminars, students. For more information, nov2010.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins may Professor Berlinerblau recommends not be able to be accommodated. “The Conversion of the Jews” and three contact Stacey Black, For more information, please con- novels – Portnoy’s Complaint, The Coun- Assistant Director of Youth & tact Stacey Black, Assistant Director terlife, and Operation Shylock. The three Young Adult Programs, of Youth and Young Adult Programs, seminars, focusing on Roth’s work in 301-354-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org or greater depth, will be held at Temple at email@example.com. 301-354-3217. 7:30 pm on Tuesday evenings, February 8, 15, and 22.