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              Volume 7
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               Issue 4
             Nisan - Iyar                                                                                                    wsletter


                                                                MAY 2011 EVENTS
      Sunday                 Monday                 Tuesday               Wednesday                Thursday                    Friday                  Saturday
                     1                       2                      3                         4                      5                        6                       7
    Minyan 9:30 am                                                                                                                                Services 9:30 am
                          Minyan 7:00 am                                 Cuker Family Yom         MInyan 7:00 am           Services 6:00 pm       Bat Mitzvah of
                                                                         HaShoah Program          Men’s Club Steak
                                                                                                                                                  Sophie Richards
                                                                                                   Night 6:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                  Junior Cong. 10:30 am


                     8                       9                 10                        11                     12                        13                         14
                                                                                                                                                 Services 9:30 am
                                                                                                                           Services 6:00 pm
    Minyan 9:30 am        Minyan 7:00 am                                Hay Move up               Minyan 7:00 am                                 B’nai Mitzvah of
                                                                                                                             featuring our
 Sisterhood Race For                                                        Day                                                                  Brett and Sydney Brown
                                                                                                                         Senior I and II classes
 The Cure Walk/Run                                                                                                                               Jr. Cong. 10:30 am
                                                                                                                          Shabbat Syn*Ergy
                                                                                                                                7:30 pm

                  15                    16                     17                       18                      19                        20                         21
                                                                                                                                                Services 9:30 am
    Minyan 9:30 am        Minyan 7:00 am          NO RELIGIOUS           Last Day for Dalet                                 Services 6:00 pm
                                                                                                  Minyan 7:00 am                                Minha Services 5:00 pm
   Confirmation Trip                                SCHOOL                Teens Together                                      featuring our
                                                                                                                                                Bar Mitzvah of
Religious School Parent                           BTBJ University                                                        Freshman, Sophomore
                                                                                                                                                Jake Neerenberg
Association Riversharks                             7:30 p.m.                                                            and Junior classes and
         Game                                                                                                               Jake Neerenberg

                  22                    23                     24                       25                      26                        27                         28
  Minyan 9:30 am          Minyan 7:00 am          BTBJ University                                 Minyan 7:00 am           Services 6:00 pm
    Last Day              Sisterhood Torah           7:30 pm                                                                                      Services 9:30 am
 Gan and Nitzanim           Fund Dinner              Last Day                                                                                     Bat Mitzvah of
                               6:30 pm            Mechina - Gimel                                                                                 Naomi Elkins
Annual Meeting and Lag
B’Omer Picnic 11:00 am

                  29                    30                     31
   Minyan 9:30 am
                             NO MINYAN
                             Memorial Day




                                        SAVE THESE JUNE 2011 DATES
            Friday, June 3                   Preschool Graduation - 10:30 am            Wednesday, June 8                   Shavuot Services - 9:30 am
                                             Installation of Officers - 7:30 pm         Thursday, June 9                    Shavuot Services - 9:30 am
            Monday, June 6                   Sisterhood End of Year Dinner                                                  Yizkor - 11:00 am
            Tuesday, June 7                  Confirmation Services - 7:00 pm
                                             Tikun Leil Shavuot - 9:00 pm




1001 Paper Mill Road            Erdenheim, PA 19038             215-836-5677            215-836-0211 fax             e-mail: office@btbj.org          www.btbj.org
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES                                                                     SCHEDULE OF SERVICES                                         (continued)

FRIDAY, MAY 6                                                                           WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
Light candles........................................................7:40 p.m.          Shavuot Services.................................................9:30 a.m.
Services................................................................6:00 p.m.
                                                                                        THURSDAY, JUNE 9
SATURDAY, MAY 7                                                                         Shavuot Services.................................................9:30 a.m.
Services................................................................9:30 a.m.       Yizkor..................................................................11:00 a.m.
Sophie Richards, daughter of Leslie and Ira Richards will
         be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah                                        FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Junior Congregation...........................................10:30 a.m.                Light candles........................................................8:09 p.m.
                                                                                        Services................................................................6:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Light candles........................................................7:47 p.m.
                                                                                        SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Services................................................................6:00 p.m.       Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
featuring our Senior 1 & 2 classes
Shabbat Syn*Ergy................................................7:30 p.m.
                                                                                        FRIDAY, JUNE 17
                                                                                        Light candles........................................................8:12 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 14                                                                        Shabbat Syn*Ergy................................................7:30 p.m.
Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
   Brett and Sydney Brown, children of Rachel Cohen                                     SATURDAY, JUNE 18
            and Neil Brown will be called to the                                        Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
                     Torah as a B’nai Mitzvah                                            Allison Cohen, daughter of Jennifer and Jack Cohen will
Junior Congregation...........................................10:30 a.m.                          be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah
                                                                                            Max Silvers, son of Denise and Sam Silvers will be
FRIDAY, MAY 20                                                                                      called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
Light candles........................................................7:53 p.m.
Services................................................................6:00 p.m.       FRIDAY, JUNE 24
featuring our Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior classes and                                   Light candles.........................................................8:13 p.m
Jake Neerenberg                                                                         NO SERVICES

SATURDAY, MAY 21                                                                        SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Services ..............................................................9:30 a.m.        Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
Minha Services.....................................................5:00 p.m.
 Jake Neerenberg, son of Debbie and Harry Neerenberg                                    FRIDAY, JULY 1
       will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah                                     Light candles........................................................8:15 p.m.
                                                                                        NO SERVICES
FRIDAY, MAY 27
Light candles........................................................7:59 p.m.          SATURDAY, JULY 2
Services................................................................6:00 p.m.       Services................................................................9:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 28                                                                        FRIDAY, JULY 8
                                                                                        Light candles........................................................8:14 p.m.
Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
                                                                                        NO SERVICES
  Naomi Elkins, daughter of Rachel Korman and Adam
    Elkins will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah                                 SATURDAY, JULY 9
                                                                                        Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Light candles........................................................8:04 p.m.          FRIDAY, JULY 15
Services................................................................6:00 p.m.       Light candles........................................................8:11 p.m.
Installation of Officers...........................................7:30 p.m.            NO SERVICES
SATURDAY, JUNE 4                                                                        SATURDAY, JULY 16
Services................................................................9:30 a.m.       Services...............................................................9:30 a.m.
Alexa Chapman, daughter of Beth and Andrew Chapman
       will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah                                     FRIDAY, JULY 22
                                                                                        light candles.........................................................8:06 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7                                                                         NO SERVICES
Confirmation Services..........................................7:00 p.m.
                                                                                        SATURDAY, JULY 23
                                                                                        Services................................................................9:30 a.m.
                                                                                    2
 From the Desk of Rabbi Saul I. Grife
                                                                    Counting the days; counting our blessings!

                              “Counting the                         The Omer teaches us to live life wisely!

                             Days; Counting                           Sometimes we need to stop and take stock of
                                                             our lives covering the span of where we’ve been,
                             our Blessings!”                 where we are and where we are going. The message
                                                             of the Omer is that life is valuable and limited.
                                                             Therefore, take time to check and see that you are on
                                                             the right path, headed in the right direction. All of us
                                                             from time to time need to make changes to stick to
                                                             the path on which we intend to travel. The Omer
        The entire month of May falls during the days        reminds us that the best time to improve ourselves is
of Sefirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer.                 right now! Each and every day affords us with numer-
According to Jewish Tradition, beginning on the sec-         ous opportunities to begin anew and make changes
ond night of Pesach at the Seder, we count 49 days           both great and small. The Omer implores us to act
between Pesach and Shavuot. There are many rea-              now before the days and the years pass and it grows
sons we do this. One is to extend a bridge connect-          too late. If we are lucky, we will use this period to
ing Pesach to Shavuot so that we understand that the         appreciate our days and the blessings that we enjoy.
entire purpose of leaving Egypt and slavery was to           If we fail to do so, we lose the ability to be conscious
receive the Torah and live freely and meaningfully by        of all that for which we can be grateful. Therefore, let
performing the mitzvoth, or commandments. Another            us heed the message of the season and not fail to
reason is so that we will come to appreciate the value       “look around and smell the roses”, symbolic of all that
of each day of our lives and learn to use them wisely,       is ours and for which we should feel truly blessed!
lest we allow the years to slip by unnoticed and
unmarked by accomplishments, dreams and love.                       Counting the days; counting our blessings!
According to Jewish law, we number the days during
the evening service for 7 complete weeks, or 49 days.                We should remember that being able to
The 50th night is Shavuot, when we celebrate zman            celebrate “Jewish Heritage Night @ the Sixers” is
matan Toratenu – Revelation and the giving of the            truly a modern blessing!
Torah from God to Moshe and the Israelites at Mt.
Sinai.                                                                For much of the past 2000 years, the Jewish
                                                             people lived as an oppressed minority in foreign
        In late March, the Philadelphia 76’ers held          lands at the subject of often unsympathetic ruling
“Jewish Heritage Night” in their game against the            powers. Many times over the past two millennia Jews
Houston Rockets. Fans received a team shirt printed          were barred from living comfortably and mingling
in Hebrew; Max and David’s served kosher food on             freely in public society. During the Middle Ages, Jews
the concourse and Matisyahu performed a concert              were largely prevented from owning land, holding
after the game right on the court. For the 2nd year in       public office and teaching in universities. Jews lived
a row, I was invited to play a concert before the game       in fear of anti-Semitism, oppressive rulers and
in the 11th St. atrium. Our band of four, including          pogroms. Jewish communities lived together in
BTBJ’s own star keyboardist Jordan Yuter, performed          shtetls and behind ghetto walls, trying to avoid the
songs by Debbie Friedman, my “Tales” CD and the              watchful eyes and escape the attention of the local
Grateful Dead. The crowd was filled with Jewish              ruling powers. For much of the past 2000 years,
groups and individuals. You could see many wearing           world Jewry lived without the existence of the State of
kippot and tzitzit throughout the crowd. Hatikva, the        Israel and the pride and sense of security that our
Israeli national anthem and Hava Nagilah headlined           national homeland provides.
the evening’s musical fare. To cap off a fun night –
the Sixers won! It was great seeing so many congre-                    Since 1948, Jews bask in the glory and the
gants turn out – thanks to Mike Seeherman for organ-         beauty of the existence of the modern State of Israel.
izing our group – and to see Philadelphia’s Israeli          Imagine how much two millennia of Jews yearned for
Consul General and so many friends of ours from              the re-birth and presence of a Jewish state during
other synagogues and the local Jewish community              their lifetimes! Imagine how much they would have
throughout the evening.
                                                         3
Rabbi Grife (continued)                        T ikkun Leyl S tudy Session                             Minyan
loved visiting her, supporting her and making aliyah.
Imagine how her existence would have relieved the
heaviness of anti-Semitism for the past 2000 years!

         Here in America, we view ourselves as loyal
citizens, dedicated to living in two civilizations, both
                                                               Our Annual Tikkun Leyl
the Jewish and American worlds. We attend syna-
gogue and Jewish community events with pride and                Shavuot Study Session
without fear; we attend civic and secular events
including theater and ballgames without fear and hes-
itation. We must realize that for much of our history,
                                                               Tuesday, June 7, 2011
                                                                      9:00 p.m.
our people were not as blessed. For much of our his-
tory, Jews shunned the outside world and cowered in
the spotlight. Thank God our current situation is so
different. Now, not only do we attend ballgames with-
out fear – we get to celebrate “Jewish Heritage Night”
in public without concern!

       Counting the days; counting our blessings!              On this 1st night of Shavuot 5771...
                                                                     when we celebrate the
        How fortunate we are to live in such a free day
and age! Imagine how many of our ancestors would                    Revelation of the Torah...
have loved the opportunity to be able to do the same!
                                                                      join us to explore our
Therefore, let us wisely take advantage of the myriad
of opportunities to live and celebrate as free                     new Mahzor - Lev Shalem
American Jews! Synagogues, day schools, camps,
                                                                     as we prepare to enter
cultural activities and trips to Israel invite us to
explore our rich Jewish heritage. Let us not overlook           the High Holiday season of 5772
these blessings! Let us hope that we will always be
                                                                 inspired by the presence of our
able to enjoy these great freedoms!
                                                                  new spiritual text and guide
      During the Omer and throughout the                          Dairy refreshments will be served
year… may we live our days and years wisely…
may we always be cognizant and appreciative of
the many blessings that are ours… and may we
share our blessings with others for the benefit of
all… AMEN!
                                                                                  Let's play JEOPARDY!
                                                                                      The answer is:
     Linda and I want to thank everyone                              Larry Axelrod, Nancy Center, Lori Chiara,
 who gave us Shalach Manot for Purim.                             Michael Dvorak, Deena Friedland, Jeanie Gallop,
                                                                  David Nuddle, Denise Silvers, Lester Weinraub,
   We enjoyed all the gifts and hope                                                 Jerry Zuckerman
          everyone enjoyed a                                                  ...and the correct question is:
 wonderful Purim and Pesach holidays!                                         Who has been seen recently
                                                                                    at morning minyan?
                                                                             (But not all on the same day---
                                                                              that's why we still need you!)
                                                                      If you can attend once a month or more,
                                                                        or for more information about minyan,
                                                                             please contact Marcie Lowe,
                                                                            Minyan Task Force Coordinator,
                                                                    at 215-233-4593 or MarcieLowe@gmail.com
                                                           4
A New Mahzor For The Next Generation
         40 Years ago, the Rabbinical Assembly (of         also find more transliteration to encourage more
Conservative Rabbis) published the Harlow                  participation as well as historical and enlightening
Mahzor that we have employed for the past many             commentary on every page. Alternative texts are
a High Holiday season, entitled after the editing          provided to supplement many of the traditional
rabbi. This mahzor replaced the Silverman edi-             texts. The new format lends itself to eliciting an
tions that were utilized in previous years. Last           enhanced opportunity for congregational singing
year, the RA (Conservative Rabbinical Assembly)            and participation. MAHZOR LEV SHALEM prom-
published the long awaited and eagerly anticipated         ises to offer a fuller understanding of our High
MAHZOR LEV SHALEM after years of develop-                  Holiday liturgy and will provide us with a richer and
ment.       Rabbi Grife has called this new                deeper spiritual experience of the Yamim Noraim.
Conservative High Holiday prayerbook “the                           I believe you will be surprised to see just
Mahzor for our next generation”.                           how much commentary is provided in this new vol-
         Last year after the High Holy Days, numer-        ume. The new mahzor should provide us with a
ous press releases introduced the new mahzor.              great amount of fresh intellectual and spiritual stim-
Each and every one celebrated this innovative              ulation for many years to come!
High Holiday siddur. Some of our neighboring                       Feel the excitement! Join us in our series of
congregations obtained the edition and according           exploratory study sessions leading up to the High
to all reports, their congregants were excited about       Holidays of 5772 as we welcome MAHZOR LEV
the services they attended with this latest book.          SHALEM, our new High Holiday guide and com-
We here at BT-BJ had been contemplating how to             panion for the next generation of Jews here at BT-
acquire the new edition, but with the high costs           BJ!
involved, we tabled the subject.
         A few months ago, one of our congregant           B’Shalom,
families stepped forward and very generously
funded the acquisition of 560 newly released               Aaron D Soowal, Ritual Chair
copies of MAHZOR LEV SHALEM for BT-BJ. We
now own a book for every seat in the sanctuary
and enough copies for our teen service as well.
Our congregants no longer need to purchase or
bring their own books, so we’ll need to find anoth-
er place to store our service tickets! If you would
like to purchase your own copy of the Mahzor Lev
Shalem, please contact the synagogue office.
Each copy is $54.
         Since we have acquired new mahzorim, we
are offering to donate our older Harlow Mahzorim
to any congregation that needs them. If you would
like to add your personal copies to that donation,
just bring them to BT-BJ. We will create a collec-
tion area for these sacred books. We look forward
to introducing the new mahzor to our congregation
in grand fashion with several learning sessions led
by Rabbi, Hazzan and others. The first opportuni-
ty will appropriately be at our annual Tikkun Leyl
Shavuot study session on Tuesday, June 7th
beginning at 9 pm. This will follow our annual
Confirmation ceremonies and services for the 1st
night of Shavuot which will commence at 7 pm.
The new MAHZOR LEV SHALEM presents the
Hebrew & English translations replete with a
refreshing contemporary egalitarian spirit. You will
                                                       5
Notes From Hazzan Arlyne Unger                             Celebrating Pesach Around the W orld
                                                               Haggadah. In Iran right before singing Dayenu, scal-
                                                               lions are passed around. Everyone sings Dayenu,
                            Hazzan Arlyne Unger,               then the participants “hit” each other with the scallions,
                                Hazzan and                     to recall the slave experience in Egypt. As you can see
                            Educational Director               from the photo, this was more fun than painful!
                                                               Another interesting point – imagine holding a large
                                                               silver seder plate, filled with all its symbolic foods, dur-
                                                               ing the entire time you recite the Four Questions. That
                                                               is what Jews of Cochin, India do every year. In the
                                                               photo you will see our re-enactment of this tradition.
                                                                       Finally, no program would be complete without
                                                               games, snacks, songs and contests. Students had to
        By the time you are reading this newsletter,           guess how many “eggs” (actually the shaker eggs
Pesach will be long gone, and hopefully spring will            from Shabbat Syn*Ergy) were in a large container, and
truly be upon us. I hope that your Pesach celebrations         you can see one of our winners in the photo. We
were meaningful and spiritually uplifting.                     ended up in a community session, singing some of our
        In the religious school we learned about               favorite Pesach songs and competing to answer trivia
Pesach in a special, new way, via a program entitled           questions based on our learning experiences of the
“Celebrating Pesach Around the World: A Family                 day.
Program.” As evidenced by the photos included in this
newsletter, the students had a great time and learned
a great deal. It was a special bonus that many parents
were able to participate as well.
        Our activities centered around several different
sessions. In order to learn about the connection
between giving Tzedakah and Pesach, the students
participated in a “Price is Right” game, which is shown
in one of the photos. The goal of the activity was for
students to understand how expensive it is to make a
Seder, and that many people are unable to afford this
basic celebration. That is why in the Haggadah text
“Ha Lakhma Anya” it instructs us to invite all who are
hungry to come join us. This is quite appropriate con-
sidering one in six people in the U.S. live below the
poverty level.
        In the session I co-led with Kulsoom Ali, our
special guest, the participants were greeted by large
signs containing Torah quotations, such as “You shall
not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of
the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the
land of Egypt.” We discussed what a stranger is and
learned why we have this clear obligation to treat the
stranger fairly. We also compared two of our Jewish
leaders in the Torah – Joseph and Moses – to the
prophets in Islam – Yusuf and Musa and we learned
from Kulsoom how much our two traditions have in
common.
        An especially fun and unique session was the
one on Pesach customs around the world. In different
groups, the participants enacted various Seder tradi-
tions which were unfamiliar to us. In the accompany-
ing photos you can see a traveler coming from Egypt,
because in Turkey each family chooses an adult to put
on a short skit before reading from the
                                                           6
Pesach Program Pictures         MEN’S CLUB
                                                            Jonathan Picker
                                                              Men’s Club
                                                               President




                                      I want to thank all of the officers and board
                              of directors for their commitment in making this a
                              great year.
                                      We expect over 50 people to attend our
                              Second Annual BTBJ Men’s Club Steak Dinner.
                              Thank you to Larry Axelrod for your hard work in
                              planning this awesome event.
                                      I want to remind everyone to sign up for the
                              Who’s Who and What They Do Directory that will
                              be coming out along with the Community Directory
                              for 2011-2012. This is a great opportunity to let
                              the entire BTBJ Community know what you do.
                                      For the next year I would like to challenge
                              folks to get involved with the Men’s Club. Come to
                              a meeting, play softball, have a steak and have
                              some fun! We have some great ideas for the next
                              year. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
                              B’Shalom
                              Jonathan

                              Slate of Officers 2011-2012
                              President                    Jon Picker
                              Vice Presidents
                              Ways & Means                 Ivan Bell
                              Programming                  Larry Axelrod
                              Membership                   David Nuddle
                              Treasurer                    Scott Freedman
                              Secretary                    Joe Valentine
                              Board of Directors
                              David Barrist                Howard Cohen
                              Rich Gersh                   Mark Halsman
                              David Schwartzman            Mike Seeherman
                              Moss Walden                  Ross Weinraub
                              Jordan Yuter
                          7
 MAZEL T OV                   MAZEL T OV                    MAZEL T OV                   MAZEL T OV
                             Naomi Elkins                                              Alexa Chapman
                             Daughter of                                               Daughter of
                             Rachel Korman and                                         Beth and Andrew
                             Adam Elkins                                               Sister of
                             Sister of Seth                                            Evan and Stephanie
                             Becomes a                                                 Becomes a
                             Bat Mitzvah on                                            Bat Mitzvah on
                             May 28, 2011                                              June 4, 2011

         We are incredibly proud of Naomi and all that
                                                                        Alexa is a 7th grader at Colonial Middle
she has been able to accomplish! She has worked
                                                                School. Alexa’s association with BTBJ began in
very hard to prepare for her Bat Mitzvah. We are
thrilled to celebrate with her at Beth Tikvah B’nai             the summer camp at the age of 1 ½. More than
Jeshurun on May 28, 2011.                                       10 years later, many of her closest friends are
         Naomi is a beautiful and sweet girl whose fam-         the children that she met during preschool.
ily and friends love her very much. She has been a                      Alexa has many personal interests. She
member of BTBJ since she was four years old, when               has been playing piano since the age of 7 and
she first attended the synagogue summer camp and                this spring is participating in the National Piano
preschool. Naomi began religious school at BTBJ in              Guild auditions hosted by the American College
kindergarten. Over the years, Naomi has sung in the
                                                                of Musicians. Alexa also enjoys ballet and jazz
Tefillah club and read Megillah on Purim.
         Naomi is currently a 6th grade student at the          dance, tennis, swimming, listening to music, and
Center School in Abington. In addition to regular aca-          of course hanging out with her friends. Alexa will
demic subjects at the Center School, Naomi partici-             be spending her 4th summer at Camp Green
pates in school electives such as drama and art. She            Lane this year, which she considers her summer
also plays the clarinet in the school’s newly-formed            home. During this past school year, she was on
band. Naomi likes to spend her free time hanging out            the 4 on 4 For a Cure committee, helping
with her family and friends. During the summer, her             Colonial Middle School raise money for ALS.
favorite season of the year, Naomi enjoys going to the
                                                                Alexa is also a distinguished Honor Roll Student
beach and swimming.
         Naomi participates in Jewish life at home and in       at CMS.
other settings. This summer, Naomi will attend Camp                     For her Mitzvah project, Alexa volun-
Ramah in the Poconos for the third time. Ramah is a             teered her time with the Special Olympics of
very special place for our family where Naomi has               Montgomery County and played tennis with the
experienced lasting memories and has made wonder-               participants. She enjoyed spending time with
ful friends. This year, Naomi joined a Rosh Hodesh              them and seeing how much fun they had togeth-
Group for girls and has had the opportunity to connect          er.
with other Jewish youth in the area.
                                                                        Alexa’s parents, brother, sister and
         This past Hanukkah, Naomi realized that she
and many of her peers are very fortunate. Their fami-
                                                                extended family and friends are very proud of her
lies are able to afford gifts for them. Naomi wanted to         and wish her Mazel Tov on this simcha. The
make sure that all children would be able to receive            Chapman family is excited to be able to share
presents. For her mitzvah project, with the help of our         this special day with their family and friends.
BTBJ community, Naomi collected new toys, books,
and clothing. Naomi delivered these items to Cradles
to Crayons to be distributed to children in need in the
Greater Philadelphia area.
         We would like to thank Rabbi Grife, Hazzan
Unger, Larry McAfoos and all of Naomi’s BTBJ teach-
ers for everything they have done to help her prepare
for this special occasion. We look forward to celebrat-
ing with family, friends and the BTBJ community.
                                                            8
MAZEL T OV                    MAZEL T OV                    MAZEL T OV                    MAZEL T OV
                            Allison Sarah Cohen                                                 Max Silvers
                            Daughter of                                                         Son of
                            Jennifer and Jack                                                   Denise and Sam
                            Sister of Ryan                                                      Brother of
                            Becomes a                                                           Jake and Emma
                            Bat Mitzvah on                                                      Becomes a
                            June 18, 2011                                                       Bar Mitzvah on
                                                                                                June 18, 2011

          Allie will become a Bat Mitzvah on June 18th,                  Max is a 7th grade honor roll student at Colonial
with her cousin and best friend Max Silvers by her side.         Middle School. He enjoys school, sports, music, talk-
Together, their B’nai Mitzvah is a culmination of their time     ing and spending time with his friends. He is especial-
spent at BTBJ and is reflective of their special and unique      ly excited to share this milestone with his cousin Allie
bond. Allie will also be honoring her grandmother, Judi          Cohen. Their special relationship makes this B’nai
Cohen, by “twinning” with her during her Bat Mitzvah             Mitzvah even more meaningful.
service. We are thrilled to share this day with our friends,             Max loves to play tennis and he is currently on
family and BTBJ community.                                       the CMS tennis team. To add to his tennis experience,
          Allie joined the BTBJ family when she started in       he has been participating in the Junior Maccabi games
preschool at age 2, followed by summer camp, and reli-           for the past three years. He loves to watch all sports
gious school. It is here at BTBJ that Allie made her first       and participate in Fantasy basketball with his Dad.
friendships and through the years these have grown into                  BTBJ has always been a special part of Max’s
her closest and most cherished friends.                          life. He started when he was 2 ½ in preschool and has
          Allie chose to do her Mitzvah Project at Little        continued through religious school. He feels very com-
Wonders in East Norriton. Little Wonders is a Child              fortable and at home at BTBJ. Max plans to continue
Growth and Development Center that offers programs               his Jewish education in the Teens Together program.
and services to children with special needs. Every                       Max has been playing the piano since he was 4
Tuesday night from January through May, Allie assisted a         years old. His musical taste ranges from playing
teacher in a class helping children on the Autism
                                                                 Motown to Classical, and he looks forward to becoming
Spectrum learn and develop social skills and other impor-
                                                                 a member of the National Fraternity of Student
tant therapies. In 4th grade, Allie met some very important
                                                                 Musicians, Student Division of American College of
friends that sparked her interest in helping, and has con-
                                                                 Musicians.
tinued with that passion ever since.
          In 2009 Allie participated in the Variety Club’s               The summer of 2011 will mark Max’s 9th sum-
Autism Walk, formed a team for her school and raised the         mer at Camp Nock-a-Mixon. He loves camp and
most money to date. Among her other accomplishments              spending his summer with all of his friends/bunk mates.
are 3 winning years of Odyssey of the Mind, CMS’s Kids           He couldn’t imagine being anywhere else in the sum-
Acting as Teachers Club, volunteering for JRA, and               mer … probably because he’s never been anywhere
Distinguished Honor Roll. Allie is currently playing             else.
lacrosse for Colonial Middle School; in her free time she                Max has an extremely warm and generous
loves to be with her friends and spend time on the com-          heart and loves to share it with everyone he meets. He
puter and phone.                                                 volunteered his time to help feed the homeless in
          Allie’s favorite time of the year begins on June       downtown Philadelphia, a project of which he feels
25th when she leaves for her 5th summer at Camp Nock-            extremely passionate. He worked along side Miss Pat
A-Mixon. Her camp friends, summer sisters and her camp           Mobley who has been giving up her time and money
family mean the world to her. Camp is extra special for          every Thursday for the past 21 years without ever miss-
Allie because she has always shared it with her cousins          ing a day. This Mitzvah project made a great impact on
and her Aunt Denise. This summer, she is looking forward         Max and he hopes to continue volunteering long after
to her little bro Ryan joining her as well.                      his Bar Mitzvah. Max is twinning, or sharing his Bar
          Our family is so proud of Allie and the compas-        Mitzvah with his Nana, Niki Silvers.
sionate, sensitive, smart, outgoing, funny and silly person              Max’s Mom, Dad, brother and sister are
that she is. We feel lucky to have the opportunity to share      extremely proud of him and everything that he has
this milestone with the Silvers family on the bimah. We          accomplished. We are thrilled to be sharing this spe-
are extremely thankful and grateful to Rabbi, Hazzan and         cial day with the Cohen family, our extended family,
Larry for preparing Allie for this momentous occasion. Yes       friends and BTBJ community.
it does take a village!                                      9
   SISTERHOOD’S MESSAGE                                          TORAH FUND

                           Deena Friedland                     Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun
                             Sisterhood
                                                                        Sisterhood
                              President
                                                                  cordially invites you
                                                                       to attend the
This has been a great year for Sisterhood!
Here are the updates…
                                                              Annual Torah Fund Dinner
I am looking forward to working with a great team in                            in honor of
2011/2012. Thanks to Eileen Graub and her nomi-
nating committee for putting together a great group                         Debbi Goldich
of ladies to fill the Sisterhood Board positions. We
are always looking for new and fresh ideas so
please contact me and my Co-President, Karen
Cuker.
                                                                  on Monday, May 23, 2011
                                                                       at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone enjoyed our annual fundraiser, The
Dueling Pianos on April 7th. There was a lot of ter-               Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun
rific singing and I heard that American Idol might add
BTBJ to their list of audition stops next year!! A BIG
                                                                      1001 Paper Mill Road
thank you to our Fundraising VPs Jen Schindler and                  Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
Jodi Taylor and their committee members Beth
Chapman, Abbe Kligerman and Wendy Kurtz.
                                                                RSVP by May 10
Our last Lunch and Learn, “Preparing for Passover”,             BTBJ Sisterhood - Torah Fund Committee
was April 5th –Thanks to chair people Hannah Rubin
and Karen Cuker and Rabbi for an enjoyable series.
                                                                     
 I/ we will attend the Torah Fund Celebration
On Mother’s Day, May 8th, the BTBJ Sisterhood                 Number attending @ $48.00
Team will participate in the Breast Cancer Walk.              (Couvert $30.00 & minimum donation $18.00)     _______
Please join us in this mitzvah. See the Flyer in the
                                                              Ë I wish to become a Benefactor and receive the
Newsletter for details!
                                                                     Torah Fund Pin @ $ 180.00               _______
We will honor Debbi Goldich on May 23rd at the                Ë I wish to make an additional donation and be a
Torah Fund Dinner. Mazel Tov on a much deserved               sponsor of our Torah Fund Celebration:
recognition! Please support the Torah Fund and the
                                                                     
 Patron at @ $72.00
Conservative Movement of Judaism by attending
the dinner. Your donation helps the Jewish                           
 Sponsor at @ $36.00
Theological Seminary train Rabbis, Cantors and lay                   
 Friend at @ $18.00
leaders. Give in your Torah Fund Tzedakah boxes               Ë Sorry, I am unable to attend, but here is my donation
and be entered into a drawing for a prize donated by
                                                                                                           _________
the gift shop!
                                                                             Total Enclosed                _________
Please visit the Sisterhood Gift Shop for all your            Please make check payable to: BTBJ Sisterhood
graduation and Mother’s Day gifts!!                           Name______________________________

I hope to see you at the Torah Fund Dinner!                   Phone___________________
                                                              Address_______________________________________
Deena
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Sisterhood Slate of Officers                       Race For The Cure         Hay Class Move Up Day
Position                         Name
President
President
                                 Deena Friedland
                                 Karen Cuker
                                                                    Hay Class Move Up Day
                                                                    Wednesday May 11, 2011
VP Programming                   Ellen Miller
VP Programming                   Jen Schindler
VP Membership                    Debbie Cohen
VP Fundraising
VP-at-Large
                                 Jodi Taylor
                                 Merrie Tabak                              6:45 p.m.
Treasurer                        Beth Chapman
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
                                 Sabrina Denmark
                                 Betsy Berger
                                                                         Mazel tov to our
Social Secretary                 Jeanie Gallop
Parliamentarian                  Gloria Gordon                           Hay Graduates!
Directors (elected)              Cindy Axelrod
                                 Pam Nathanson
                                 Sheri Risler
                                 Amy Veloric
                                 Hannah Rubin
                                 Jeanie Gallop
                                 Beth Schwartzman
                                 Wendy Kurtz
                                                                         Julia Abelman
                                 Abbe Kligerman                        Benjamin Abrams
                                 Rebecca Weiss                            Brett Brown
Directors (ex-oifficio)          Eileen Graub                          Carly Blumenthal
                                 Meryl Gersh                              Alexis Bryan
                                 Debbi Goldich
                                 Ruthe Schwartz                         Alexa Chapman
                                 Lillian Fulmer                          Allison Cohen
                                 Roz Ingber
                                 Linda Grife
                                                                           Lily Coltoff
                                 Arlyne Unger                             Jacob David
                                 Valarie Hurwitz                          Aaron Gersh
Gift Shop co-chairs:             Sheri Risler                           Blake Goldstein
                                 Wendy Freedman
                                                                         Ellie Holzman
Social Secretary:                Jeanie Gallop                           Olivia Horwitz
Parliamentarian:                 Gloria Gordon                          Carli Kligerman
                                                                        Ross Kligerman
                                                                       Jacob Laudenbach
                                                                          Nathan Levy
                                                                          Jared Miller
Join the BTBJ Sisterhood 5k Run, 5K Walk, or 1 Mile Fun Walk
                                                                        Jake Neerenberg
                                                                            Max Paul
        Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011
                                                                          Max Silvers
             Individual Walk Registration at
                                                                        Lonni Sopinsky
              www.komenphiladelphia.org
     Round Trip bus transportation provided by BTBJ                      Emily Usatch
         Sisterhood at no charge from ORAMI                               Max Zeeman
                   7:20 a.m. departure
     RSVP for transportation only to Cindy Axelrod at
               cindyaxelrod@comcast.net

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  President’s Message                 Riversharks Game TREE OF LIFE                              Social Action

                                                                    TODAH RABAH
                                 Ira Neil Richards
                                     President                      We wish to thank the following sandwich
                                                                    makers for April: Ethel Herman, Barbara Markowitz,
                                                                    Anita Nason and Susan Rees. It is also a good time to
                                                                    thank our Lunch & Learn members who collected 50-
                                                                    50 to contribute to the Food For Homeless Fund.
                                                                    Many thanks to all the ladies who participated.
         As I’m writing this, I’m taking a break from deal-
ing with finalizing plans for Pesach and putting the fin-           For Social Action
ishing touches on details for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
                                                                    Jeanie Gallop
It’s kind of funny what little details grab my attention
right now. For example, yesterday in the middle of my
workday I started to worry about whether there would be
enough socks at the party for my daughter’s friends                                      Tree of Life
when they decide to take their shoes off to dance.
Luckily, a BTBJ friend rode (danced?) to my rescue by
                                                                     New leaves can be ordered for $136 and can honor
sending me an Internet link for me to place a sock order.             any simcha you or your family may be celebrating.
         It’s pretty easy to get lost in some of these minu-           They make a wonderful gift and you can present
tiae. I am virtually certain, at least right now, that the           them in a box and then give them back to us to put
presence or absence of socks will not change the feel-                  up on our Tree. They are $136.00 and you can
ing I have about celebrating this Simcha. It is a great                         contact me or the BTBJ office.
feeling, made all that more special because we get to                                    Farryl Cohen
celebrate it with our BTBJ family. One of the things that
I have learned from first hand experience this year is                        610-828-2616 farrylc@aol.com
how great we are as a community at sharing in our joys
and successes and in supporting each other in our
times of need. As we plan for BTBJ’s future and deal
with some of the everyday details of synagogue life, the
family feeling that we have here will never lose out to
mundane things like ordering socks.
         And that’s where people like Richard and Marcie
Lowe come in. On May 11, USCJ Mid-Atlantic will rec-
ognize Richard and Marcie as recipients of the Ateret
Kavod award. Richard and Marcie are being honored
for their commitment to BTBJ and their service to our
community. Their commitment represents the best of
our community’s values. Both have served as dedicat-
ed officers and directors of the synagogue. Both have
worked tirelessly for BTBJ. For example, Marcie’s dedi-
cation to making sure that our weekly minyan has a min-
yan and Richard’s caring participation in our Shabbat
services and conducting weekly minyanim are invalu-
able to our community’s religious life. We are who we
are as a BTBJ family because of people like the Lowes.
Their service to BTBJ reminds us all that it’s not the
socks that make our little community what it is; it’s the
heart and soul of the people wearing the socks.
         Speaking of planning and parties, circle your
calendars now for March 3, 2012. Plans are already
moving along for our very special Purim Ball Gala at the
National Museum of American Jewish History. This
Gala will be a truly special event, so start lining up your
babysitters!          B’shalom,                Ira

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Confirmation

                               You are Cordially Invited to Attend
                                  Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun
                                      Confirmation Services
                                     Tuesday, June 7, 2011
                                          6 Sivan 5771
                                            7:00 p.m.
Confirmands                                                                                                                                Parents
Jared Abelman..........................................................................................................Beth and Robert Abelman
Adrienne Baer.............................................................................................................Joan Lit and Doug Baer
Allison Blum..................................................................................................................Beth and David Blum
Allison Cohen ..........................................................................................................Debra and Richard Cohen
Leah Cuker...................................................................................................................Karen and Mark Cuker
Dannah Gersh...........................................................................................................Meryl and Richard Gersh
Spencer Halsman.....................................................................................................Karen and Mark Halsman
Brett Kaplan..........................................................................................................Holly and Howard Kaplan
Naomi Milrod...........................................................................................................Teresa and Robert Milrod
Jacob O’Brien ....................................................................................................Lisa and Christopher O’Brien
Robert O’Brien...................................................................................................Lisa and Christopher O’Brien
Stephanie Risler..............................................................................................................Sheri and Bruce Risler
Brett Swanson...........................................................................................................Tara and Paul Swanson
Jacqueline Weiss...............................................................................................Susan Weiss and Daniel Weiss
Rachel Zuckerman..............................................................................................Kendra and Jerry Zuckerman

                                There will be a Festive Oneg in the Nuddle Lobby
                                            at the conclusion of Services
                If you would like to join the Confirmands and their families for dinner at 5:30 p.m.
                                           Please RSVP by May 23, 2011

  __________Yes, I/We would like to attend the Confirmation Dinner in honor of our Confirmands
             __________# attending at $21.00 /person = $_____________enclosed
 Name(s)___________________________________Phone ____________________________


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Picture Fun

        Hay Class
          Trip




Mitzvah Day was a great success. Seven
families from BTBJ went to Perelman Day
school and made breakfast bags for Kosher
Meals on Wheels. They worked diligently
decorating the bags, writing personal notes,
and then filling each bag with an assortment
of breakfast foods. The kids had a lot of fun
and many of them left the event asking when
they could "do it again".
The families that attended were:
The Schindler family        The Silvers family
The Hoffman family          The Sabag family
The Chiara family           The Smith family
              The Goldstein family
         We are all looking forward to
               Mitzvah Day 2012!!
                Elyse Hoffman




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BTBJ Mega Raffle




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Annual Congregational Meeting




                          16
 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
MEMORIAL FUND                                             Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller and family
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Abrams and family                           Ralph Gordon
       In memory of the father of Mrs. Yael Shiner                Charles Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Belkoff and family                  Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell and family
       Muriel Seransky                                            Sarah Grossman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dvorak and family                    Ms. Bernice Moss and Ms. Olga Moss
       Della Diamond                                              Reuben G. Moss
       John Galandak                                      Mr. Morris Pullman
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Einhorn                                         Celia Levin
       Pearl Marcus                                       Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Sargen and family
Mrs. Nessa Graub                                                  Dr. Louis Dantzig
       Charles Weinstein                                  Ms. Doreen Shumsky
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Halsman and family                              Samuel Klamon
       Dorothy LaSov                                              Dolores Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Heyman                                 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Snyder
       Lisa Warren                                                Julius Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. James Kaufman and family                     Mrs. Amy Veloric and Stacy
       Richard Stern                                              Lawrence Hollander
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kudosh and family                    Mr. Roscoe Waxler
       Leah Weissberger                                           Harry Waxler
       Lena Kudosh                                        Mrs. Elizabeth White
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lamberg                                       Morris Snyder
       Isaac Lamberg
The Lundy Family
       Sidney Lundy
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Madvedoff and family
       Mac Brown
Ms. Dena Mann
       William Almes




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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
PEGGY DVORAK MUSIC ENRICHMENT FUND                        JULIETTE FOX MEMORIAL FUND
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Fishbein                             Mrs. Gloria Gordon
       Thanking Gloria Gordon for the Shalach                    Thanking Alex Burick for the lovely Shalach
       Manot basket                                              Manot visit and Purim goodies
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kudosh and family                           In memory of Sylka Singer
       Many thanks to Marcie and Richard Lowe for         HAY CLASS FUND
       the Mishoach Manot Purim basket                    Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Belkoff and family
       In memory of Charles Smith                                In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Emily Usatch
       In memory of Sarah Grossman                        The Flaks Family
       Get well wishes to Nate Ostroff                           In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Emily Usatch
       Wishing Judy Weinberger Solomon a                  Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ingber and family
       happy special birthday                                    In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Julia Abelman
       In memory of Saluna Zacharjasz                     HONOR FUND
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weissberger and family                  Mr. and Mrs. Burton Abrams
       Best wishes to David Kudosh for a speedy                  Get well wishes to Hannah Rubin
       recovery                                           Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Abrams and family
       Best wishes to Hannah Rubin for a speedy                  Get well wishes to Hannah Rubin
       recovery                                                  Thanking Sara Ann Chiara for the yummy
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT FUND                                      Shalach Manot
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Chiara and family                     Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Fishbein
       Mazel tov to Marcie and Richard Lowe on                   In honor of the 90th birthday of Sidney Firth
       their Ateret Kavod award                           Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Fulmer
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Fishbein                                    Wishing Hannah Rubin a speedy recovery
       Thanking the Hoffman family for the Shalach        Dr. and Mrs. Harold Herman
       Manot basket                                              Wishing Hannah Rubin get well wishes
Mrs. Debbie Flaks                                         Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell and family
       A very special thank you to Ben Usatch                    Thanking the Gersh family for the lovely
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gallop                                      Shalach Manot basket
       With many thanks to Dana Katz for a most                  Thanking the Sones family for the lovely
       enjoyable delivery of Shalach Manot                       Shalach Manot basket
Dr. and Mrs. Harold Herman                                       Thanking the Richards family for the lovely
       Thanking the Flaks family for the delicious               Shalach Manot basket
       Shalach Manot                                             Thanking the Weisbaum family for the lovely
Mr. and Mrs. James Kaufman and family                            Shalach Manot basket
       In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Max Paul            Mr. and Mrs. John Rees
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sitrin and family                            Best wishes to the Braun/Wachs family for
       Thanking Sara Yuter for the sweet Purim                   Chag Sameach and a Happy Purim
       treats                                                    Best wishes to the Lowe family for Chag
RUTH ELSON MEMORIAL FUND                                         Sameach and a Happy Purim
Mrs. Ann B. Shoap                                         Mrs. Ruthe Schwartz
       In memory of Beatrice Friedman                            Wishing Hannah Rubin a speedy recovery
       In memory of Harry Shoap                           Mr. and Mrs. James Tannenbaum and family
                                                                 Good health wishes to Ivan Bell
                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Mario Zacharjasz and family
                                                                 Wishing the son of Ken Wortley a quick
                                                                 recovery




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Thank You For Your Contributions
PRAYER BOOK FUND                                           YAD L’YAD FUND
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bugis and family                         Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Axelrod and family
       Mazel tov to Marcie and Richard Lowe on                    Best wishes to Ivan Bell for a speedy
       their Ateret Kavod Award                                   recovery
PRESCHOOL FUND                                             Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gallop
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Abrams and family                           Wishing Hannah Rubin a speedy and
       Mazel tov to Dr. and Mrs. Scott Goldberg on                complete recovery with love
       their son Jake’s PHD                                Mr. and Mrs. James Kaufman and family
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Albert and family                                In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Lonni
       In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Max Paul                    Sopinsky
       In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Lonni                Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kudosh and family
       Sopinsky                                                   Mazel tov to Jerry Maerker on his Men’s
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Einhorn and family                              Club L’Dor V’Dor Award
       In memory of Meyer Gold                                    Mazel tov to Debbi Goldich on her Torah
Mr. and Mrs. John Rees                                            Fund honor
       Thanking Carley Lefkowitz for the yummy                    Mazel tov to Marcie and Richard Lowe on
       Purim treats                                               their Ateret Kavod Award
Mr. and Mrs. David Salkin and family                       Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Linn and family
       In memory of Meyer Gold                                    In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Julia Abelman
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Salkin                                       In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Max Paul
       In memory of Meyer Gold                             Mr. and Mrs. Steven Saks
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Sargen and family                           In honor of Jeanie Gallop’s special birthday
       In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Julia Abelman        Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Silvers and family
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tabachnick and family                           In honoro fothe Bar Mitzvah of Max Paul
       In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Max Paul             HAZZAN’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
NANCY SELTZER TORAH RESTORATION FUND                       Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abelman and family
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sitirin and family                            Thanking Hazzan Arlyne Unger for her help
       In appreciation of Marcie and Richard Lowe                 with Julia’s Bat Mitzvah
       and their thoughtfulness at Purim                   Mr. and Mrs. Warren Chiara and family
                                                                  Thanking Hazzan Arlyne Unger for her help
                                                                  with Tefillah Club, the Megillah Reading and
                                                                  Hebrew lessons
                                                           The Gordon Family
                                                                  In memory of Charles Smith
                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sopinsky and family
                                                                  Thanking Hazzan Arlyne Unger for her help
                                                                  with Lonni’s Bat Mitzvah
                                                           RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abelman and family
                                                                  Thanking Rabbi Saul Grife for his help with
                                                                  Lonni’s Bat Mitzvah
                                                           The Gordon Family
                                                                  In memory of Charles Smith
                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sopinsky and family
                                                                  Thanking Rabbi Grife for his help with
                                                                  Lonni’s Bat Mitzvah
                                                           Mr. and Mrs. Perry Swartz and family
                                                                  In memory of Albert Greenberg




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Rabbi Grife Receives Honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity

        You are cordially invited to attend
          graduation ceremonies for the


                  Sunday, June 12, 2011
            2:30 pm Temple Sinai, Dresher, Pa.
           At this time, Rabbi Saul Grife will be
 presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity
 in recognition of 25 years of devoted service to the Jewish
      people as an ordained member of the rabbinate.
  In celebration of the prestigious milestone,
     You are cordially invited to join us for
          Shabbat morning services,
           Saturday, June 11, 2011
            beginning at 9:30 am
        at Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun


 This morning, Rabbi Saul Grife will be called to the
    Torah for an aliyah and be recognized for his
 upcoming honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from
      the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

          A celebratory Kiddish will be held after services
               in honor of Rabbi Grife's achievement

								
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