The SHOFAR OCTOBER 2010 Volume 86 No.2 TISHRI/CHESHVAN 5771 Temple Beth-El The Temple Beth-El Shofar is dedicated Congregation Sons of Israel & David by the Chase Family Foundation. OCTOBER DATES TO REMEMBER Shabbat Honoring Rabbi Gutterman FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th at 7:00 PM We will celebrate with a Shabbat Service honoring Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman for forty years of dedicated service as Rabbi of Temple Beth-El. Special guests and music highlight the evening. A festive Oneg Shabbat follows the service. This special Shabbat is funded by the Benefactors Fund. Sculpture Dedication SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th at 10:00 AM We will gather on Orchard Avenue to dedicate an outdoor sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Jonathan Bonner. The sculpture is commissioned by Dr. Joseph Chazan and family in honor of Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman and in loving Jonathan Bonner memory of Helene Chazan. Here Come The Brides SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th at 2:00 PM Sisterhood’s annual Donor Event features a bridal fashion show, including the viewing of a private collection of wedding attire and photo display of congregants’ wedding photos. Following the “wedding ceremony,” enjoy a reception of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Danny Maseng Gala Concert Honoring Cantor Seplowin SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th at 7:00 PM In honor of Judith Seplowin’s 10 years as Cantor of Temple Beth-El, internationally renowned Danny Maseng will perform in concert. Danny is one of the most popular and respected composers of contemporary Liturgical and Synagogue music. This gala concert is funded by the Freda and Louis Kaufman Memorial Fund. 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906-5402 • Office: (401) 331-6070 Fax: (401) 331-8069 • www.temple-beth-el.org WORSHIP SERVICES ,hatrc ,ca trhu ,ca SHABBAT BERESHIT SHABBAT VAYERA Genesis 1:1- 6:8 Genesis 18:1-22:24 Haftarah – 1Samuel 20:18 - 42 Haftarah – II Kings 4:1-37 Friday, October 1 Friday, October 22 7:00 PM Shabbat Service 7:00 PM Shabbat Service Children with September and Saturday, October 23 October birthdays will be honored. 9:00 AM Shabbat Service Saturday, October 2 9:30 AM NEW! K’Tantan B’Yachad 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study (Young Family Shabbat Together). A 45 minute lay led service designed especially for families with very young children. Songs, games and jb ,ca crafts help young children and their families learn all about Shabbat. At 10:15 participants SHABBAT NOACH join the congregation for Kiddush. Genesis 6:9 - 11:32; Numbers 28:9 -15 10 :15 AM Torah Study Haftarah – Isaiah 66:1- 66:23 11:00 AM Bat Mitzvah – Hana Flaxman Friday, October 8 Daughter of Alicia & David Flaxman 7:00 PM Shabbat Service Honoring Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman for forty years of dedicated service as Rabbi of Temple Beth-El. Saturday, October 9 9:00 AM Shabbat Service vra-hhj ,ca 10:15 AM Torah Study SHABBAT CHAYE SARAH Genesis 23:1-25:18 Haftarah – I Kings 1:1-31 lk-lk ,ca Friday, October 29 7:00 PM Shabbat Service SHABBAT LECH LECHA Saturday, October 30 Genesis 12:1-17:27 9:00 AM Shabbat Service Haftarah – Isaiah 40:27- 41:16 10:15 AM Torah Study Friday, October 15 11:00 AM Bar Mitzvah – Ethan Binder 5:30 PM K’Tantan Shabbat Son of Anne Noel & William Binder 7:00 PM Shabbat Hallelu 7:00 PM Celebratory Concert in honor of Judith Seplowin’s 10 years as Join us each month for Shabbat Hallelu at Cantor of Temple Beth - El. The 7:00 PM An uplifting musical Shabbat concert features Danny Maseng, featuring Temple Beth - El musicians. Light recording artist and composer. refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM prior to the service. Come meet new and old friends. Saturday, October 16 9:00 AM Shabbat Service 10:15 AM Torah Study 11:00 AM Bat Mitzvah – Emma Caslowitz 2 Daughter of Jill & Andrew Caslowitz ,usku, ,ca THE BIMAH FLOWERS WORSHIP SERVICES SHABBAT TOLDOT for Rosh Hashanah Genesis 25:19 -28:9 w e r e p r o v i d e d Haftarah – I Samuel 20:18- 42 i n m e m o r y o f Friday, November 5 7:00 PM Family Shabbat P a u l a G o l d e n . Saturday, November 6 T h e f l o w e r s f o r Yo m 9:00 AM Shabbat Service Kippur were placed 10:15 AM Torah Study 11:00 AM Bat Mitzvah – Lindsay Dressler on the bimah in Daughter of Amy & Michael Dressler honor of Jean Moverman Jaffa, with special memories as a mother a n d g r a n d m o t h e r. Given by Leslie Nan, Robert, Allisyn and Harley Haberman Are you celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary? We would be happy to offer a special blessing during Shabbat Services in the midst of family and friends, who may also wish to sponsor an Oneg Shabbat in honor of your special occasion! For more information, contact Rona in the temple office at 331-6070. 3 SISTERHOOD HOW TO VISIT THE SICK HOW TO VISIT THE SICK by Rabbi David Wolpe After enduring both a brain tumor and chemotherapy for lymphoma, I learned something about how to be sick, and how to visit those who are sick. As a Rabbi I have also seen these lessons enacted – and too often violated. So here are ten simple rules and suggestions: 1 ~ Do not greet the sick person 4 ~ If help is refused, or offers and morosely. If he is feeling well, he good wishes met with silence, do That does not make the sickness must now accommodate your level not be hurt. Sometimes coordinating welcome, but it can give it a new of sadness. One who is sick does help, checking on it, thanking, is and powerful dimension. Don’t not spend all day thinking, “I am more trouble and fatigue inducing assume the person cannot find sick.” She may be thinking about than refusal. Responding to even light in this darkness. But it is their lunch. Greet normally, and allow the the most gracious message requires light to find; yours at most, gently patient to guide the emotional tone. energy the person may need to suggest. 2 ~ If you visit someone going elsewhere. 8 ~ Even a dying person can still through chemotherapy, remember: 5 ~ The Jewish tradition esteems teach. Indeed these may be his losing hair is visible and dramatic, the art of medicine. If you have the or her most powerful moments. I but not catastrophic. After all, the blessing of good doctors and nurses study each week with a 93 year- Talmud tells us that Rabbi Akiba was you understand why. Anyone who old man who still remembers his bald. Yul Brenner was bald. This is has ever spent an uncomfortable mother, some seventy years ago, usually more trying for women than night in a hospital is not likely to saying to him as she died, “Do not for men, but it is a stage to seeking undervalue nurses. A good nurse is be afraid. It happens to everyone.” wellness. Don’t make it more impor- God’s most gracious emissary in this The thought gives him comfort to tant than it is; it is not a symptom world. A bad one…well, less so. this day. So let the person know nor a symbol; just a side-effect. So don’t hesitate to ask the person that you wish to learn from them, 3 ~ Offers to help should be specif- if he or she trusts/likes their doctor, not only comfort them. ic. “Let me know if there is anything and if you have a suggestion for another, offer it without insisting. 9 ~ No matter your theology, there I can do” though well meant, places is a great power and beauty in the burden on the sick person. “Can Second opinions can be lifesavers. prayer. The heart overflows – with I bring you dinner tomorrow night?” 6 ~ Strength and weakness both fear, with hope, with thanks. Don’t is far better. The best gifts I received are good, and each has its place. be afraid to let it pour out. Prayer were an IPOD loaded with music to If the patient is acting strong, they is poetry. Check your caveats at the listen to during chemo (mostly clas- may need to; if they are self-pitying, door and don’t deprive yourself of sical and gentle melodies) and a they may need that too. Particularly this comfort and strength. An offer credit at a local restaurant to charge when we are ill, our moods shift to pray for or with someone can be dinners for delivery. If you make a with pain, medicine, diagnoses refused, but also can gratefully be dinner, there is always the chance and whim. Do not flaunt your own accepted. the person will not like it; they are strength or health. Don’t stand obligated to return the dishes, and above the bed. Sit at eye level. 10 ~ To the one who is sick: they have to communicate their Death is inevitable. Love is a Sick and well are not superior and thanks and praise. Every extra choice. Kindness is a decision. inferior, just sick and well. obligation is wearing on the sick Don’t let what must happen rob 7 ~ In every sickness one can you of what can happen. Live the person. Ordering is easy. 4 find mission and meaning. time you have. Four Words of Wisdom W hen I was in the 8th grade, Mr. Ben Yudin, my that it’s precisely the couples who understand that the ex- ally understand the value of these words for the joyous comparative religion teacher hilaration of their wedding occasions, especially those extraordinaire, asked the day will pass, who go on to easily missed moments – my class a question. “What are have good marriages. son waking from sleep and the four words you can say Since then, those four words curling his warm body into on any occasion?” The have become a sort of my lap; my daughter’s face answer was, “This too mantra in my life. “This too when I come home from shall pass.” shall pass” has gotten me work. “This too shall pass,” I remember telling my father through periods of stress, whispers that voice in my that night that I would never sadness, even excruciating ear. Turn off the cell phone, walk up to a bride and say, physical pain. But lately, as put down the paper, and “Congratulations, this too the harried working mother just be. shall pass.” My father replied of two, I have begun to re- ~ Rachel Levin Religious Values & Political Decisions A Forum co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El Central Congregational Church St. Martin’s Church October 12, 2010 7:00 PM Temple Beth-El The Panel will include M. Charles Bakst, retired Political Columnist for the Providence Journal, Scott McKay, Political Analyst for National Public Radio, Professor Coleen Murphy of Roger Williams Law School, a specialist on how religious language affects Presidential elections and the Reverend Bernard A. Healey, Chief Lobbyist to the Rhode Island General Assembly for the Catholic Diocese 5 It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, MEREDITH SINEL It’s MEREDITH SINEL They say everything is big- Island and now our rebbitzin! ger in Texas. When ~ not if Meredith was hired as the ~ you meet Meredith Sinel, Director for the Women’s Alli- you’ll see that the Dallas- ance. Not only did she get a reared import is a good job but a shitach was made example of big things coming when a woman she met while in small packages. As duel interviewing offered to fix Chairperson of the increas- Meredith up with her friend ingly important Membership and tenant, now Meredith’s and Outreach Committee husband, Adam Sinel. The and the K’Tantan Subcommit- rest, as they say, is history. tee, as well as a member of Adam and Meredith have a the Temple and Sisterhood two-year-old, Ella, and are ex- Boards, Meredith is taking pecting a child next February. Temple Beth - El by storm, and EMBRACING EMBRACING&&EXPANDING EXPANDING a Texas-sized one at that. THE TEMPLE BETH- ElEL FAMILY THE TEMPLE BETH- FAMILY The story of her arrival on While Meredith has her our scene is an interesting hands full as a young mother, one. After graduating the she’s embracing Temple Beth- Meredith Sinel is spearheading events University of North Texas El as her home away from like the second annual Mother-Daughter with a degree in Social home. Her zeal and let’s-get- Tea Party in Januar y, designed to attract the “next” generation to Sisterhood. Work, Meredith left the Lone it-done attitude are contagious Star State for the Great Lake and sure to have a fantastic State’s University of Michi- impact. gan where she received her As head of the Membership Master of Social Work and and Outreach Committee, Certificate of Jewish Com- Meredith is spearheading munal Leadership and Judaic many efforts to “put a face” Studies. After graduation, she on our temple community interviewed with Jewish Fed- with personal contact as key erations around the country to welcoming new members and met with Janet Engelhart, to services and events. A new then Executive Director of the initiative, 8-to-the-Table, will Jewish Federation of Rhode invite members to each other’s 6 MEREDITH SINEL homes for Shabbat dinner Mack, followed by Shabbat four times a year. In addition Dinner, usually sponsored to the Summer New Member by a temple member. In ad- BBQ, plans are being made dition, B’Yachad (Shabbat for a spring BBQ for all Together) Family Shabbat members. Services are held one Sat- urday a month from 9:30 to Bringing Youthful Joy BRINGING YOUTHFUL 10:15 AM and led by the to Judaism JOY TO JUDAISM families themselves in a class- As a young mother, Meredith room upstairs at the temple. is perfectly suited to head the K’Tantan Subcommittee, which offers worship service experiences for families with children under age five and invites participation from Tem- ple Beth-El families and non- temple families. The upcoming September 22 Sukkot Holiday Celebration is just one ex- ample of fun times ahead for W hile Meredith is just one those who take advantage of example of a tremendous vol- K’Tantan programs. Following unteer who makes our temple services, kids will be invited tick, we have high hopes for to decorate their new minia- her efforts and accomplish- ture ark, while enjoying pizza ments to grow our congrega- in the hut! On another Shab- tion and provide a warm wel- bat, kids will be invited to come to our next generation. walk around the congregation Since she hails from Texas, with their own “plush” Torahs. we’re betting on BIG things from Meredith. K ’Tantan Shabbats are sched- uled monthly from October through May and include a 5:30 service with Rabbi 7 B’nei B’NEI MITZVAH Mitzvah PARENTS Ethan Anne Noel & William Binder GRADE Binder 8th SCHOOL October 30, 2010 Gordon School HOBBIES Baseball, surfing, white water kayaking and boating To Ethan becoming a Bar Mitzvah means, “A child learns about his or her responsibilities in the community.” For his Mitzvah Mania Project, Ethan helped his elderly neighbor with yard work. During his lifetime, Ethan would like to “Enjoy a fulfilling career and have a wonderful family.” PARENTS Lindsay Amy & Michael Dressler GRADE Dressler 7th SCHOOL November 6, 2010 Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School HOBBIES Basketball, guitar and theatre To Lindsay becoming a Bat Mitzvah means, “Taking on more responsibility and becoming more involved in the Jewish Community.” For her Mitzvah Mania Project, Lindsay volunteered weekly at Doorways, the Seekonk food pantry for those in need. During her lifetime, Lindsay wants, “To go to RISD College to become a fashion designer.” 8 B’NEI MITZVAH PARENTS Emma AnneAndrew& William Binder Jill & Noel Caslowitz GRADE Caslowitz 8th 8th SCHOOL October 16, 2010 Gordon School Community Prep HOBBIES Baseball, surfing, white listening to music Hanging out with friends, water kayaking and boating and swimming Ethan becoming a Bar Mitzvah means, To Emma, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means “More “A child learns about his or her responsibilities responsibility and involvement in the community. It also means attending more services.” For her Mitzvah in the community.” For his Mitzvah Mania Proj- Mania Project, Emma volunteered at a food pantry as ect, Ethan helped his elderly neighbor with yard work. visited his lifetime, Ethan would well asDuring residents at Epoch. During her lifetime, like to “Enjoy a to, “Attend a good college Emma would like fulfilling career and have and come out of college with a good job. I would also a wonderful family.” love to travel the world.” PARENTS PARENTS Hana Alicia& Michael Dressler Amy & David Flaxman GRADE GRADE Flaxman 7th 7th SCHOOL SCHOOL October 23, 2010 Moses BrownHurley Middle School Dr. Kevin M. School HOBBIES HOBBIES Softball, drawing,and theatre saxophone Basketball, guitar reading and Lindsay becoming a Mitzvah means, “It makes To Hana becoming a Bat Bat Mitzvah means, “Taking closer to my Jewish heritage. Itbecoming me feel on more responsibility and also makes me feel older and that I am ready to do moreFor her more involved in the Jewish Community.” things.” For her Mitzvah Project, Lindsay volunteered Mitzvah ManiaMania Project, Hana helped main- tain the at Doorways, the Seekonk food Fox Point weekly Temple Beth-El community garden inpantry and planted an assortment her lifetime, and brought for those in need. During of vegetables Lindsay wants, “To to to RISD College to become her the produce go Camp Street Ministries. During a life- fashion designer.” “To become a science teacher time, Hana would like at the college level and have a great family. I hope to be able to write a book one day and become an accomplished cook like my mom.” 9 BROTHERHOOD NEWS FROM THE HOOD (Brother”hood”) By now the 2010 - 2011 Brotherhood Calendar should be gracing your kitchen or office. The Brotherhood worked extremely hard this year to get it to you on time. The calendar is just one of the things that we do for the Temple and its members throughout the year. We are proud to tell you about some of the other things we have S tarting from the first day of planned for you in the upcoming months. tions director and is currently Religious School, your brothers serving as the spokesperson with the chef’s aprons will be for Rhode Island’s Emergency preparing the Bagel café and Management Agency. Barbeque café each week to Watch your mail for all be sure that your children are the details. fed and happy each week. OD OF TEM HO PL ER E TH BE BRO TH-EL A FO D OO UN H IN ER D GN TH ATIONAL BRO Speaking of breakfasts, we The Brotherhood will also be sponsoring the NOVEMBER 7th brings our is proud to give our Religious School Open House first Brotherhood Breakfast of time and resources to breakfast on DECEMBER 5th. the year. Our guest speaker If you have a child in the reli- will be Steve Kass. the Temple & gious school come join us for Mr Kass Religious School. breakfast before visiting your has been one of If you appreciate what child’s classroom. Rhode we do, show us by OCTOBER 24th, the students Island’s of the 9th and 10th grade will becoming a member. premier head to New York City for a talk show We need and value fantastic field trip. Once again hosts since the early 1980’s, this year the Brotherhood is your support ! and this past year was inducted proud to help subsidize some into the Rhode Island Radio the transportation costs for our Hall of Fame. He has served as students. Governor Carcieri’s Communic- www.bethelbrotherhoodri.org 10 19 11 SISTERHOOD SISTERHOOD NEWS SAVE THE DATES President’s Message from DONOR BRIDAL Barbara Brown & Nancy Riffle FASHION SHOW For those of you who attended the Holiday Receptions, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010 we hope you have begun 5771 in a sweet way. at 2 PM. Matt Goodman and Alan Rosenberg, “the hams” who We would like you to meet Ellen Silverman, have created hilarious antics our VP of Education and Religion. for past Purim Spiels, will be the M.C’s for Sisterhood’s Ellen and her family joined the artistic director of the the- “Here Come the Brides” Temple Beth - El five years ago. atre company Playback Rhode Fashion Show to be held on Since that time, Island which Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m. Ellen has sung in presents work- This is a donor event you will Kol Echad, our shops and not want to miss. You will be adult choir, per- performances dazzled by formed in three for schools, the bridal Purim Spiels and assisted living gowns in the Kristall- facilities and of the nacht Concert social service women at the Vets Audi- agencies. of our torium in 2008. Please contact Temple Currently, she is Ellen if you and fascinated by the stories ELLEN SILVERMAN associated with their weddings. the co chair of would like to Sisterhood’s Film volunteer in Following the fashion show will be a reception with cham- Festival. Last year, she was Sisterhood’s department of pagne, hors d’oeuvres, and the speaker/facilitator for Education and Religion which dessert. There will be a the film “Making Trouble”. includes a Rosh Chodesh event raffle too. Ellen’s professional experience on Tuesday, January 18, the includes work in education, Reading Circles on Monday Consider making a donation whether you are able to attend social work and theatre. For evenings throughout the year, or not attend. Become a Crys- the past five years, she has and a Women’s Seder on tal donor for $45, a Pearl for served as a dramaturg /direc- Tuesday, April 5th. $75, a Gold for $100, and a tor for The Manton Avenue diamond for $125. Proceeds Theatre Project and directed will be used to help Sisterhood “Looks Don’t Matter” for this provide programs and fund year’s Seder of Hope at Tem- Temple projects.Attendance is ple Beth - El. Presently, Ellen is by reservation only. Be sure to make reservations for yourself, your friends or your spouse by 12 Tuesday, October 12, 2010. ADDITIONAL NEW PAINLESS GIVING SISTERHOOD YEARS GREETINGS Don’t forget about our painless The following Temple Members giving program. Save your wish a Happy and Healthy Eastside Market shopping receipts and turn them in at READING CIRLCE New Year to all their friends and family. Sisterhood thanks the Temple Office Sisterhood On NOVEMBER 29th at Mail box through Rona. The them and all who donated 7:30 PM market will give us to the Sisterhood New Years ( location to be a donation for Greeting Program: Mary and announced ), your receipts. David Kitzes and Family, the Sisterhood Susan and Charles Hahn, will review the Harriet Samors and Mel and book “The Last Janet Zurier. Time I Saw You,” by Elizabeth Berg. Join us for a social WOMEN’S evening and a lively discussion. PASSOVER SEDER BAKE SALE On TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2010 at 6 PM., we will have a Sisterhood will have another Women’s Passover bake sale on SUNDAY, Seder. Preparations NOVEMBER 21st, 2010 for this event will starting at 9 AM until 1 PM in be starting in the Temple lobby. November 2010. If you would like to help with If you would like the baking making individual to be part of the items like cookies, cupcakes, planning for this brownies, etc., we would be event, please contact most grateful. Carol Desforges by phone A Hanukkah or Thanksgiving (401- 942-9877 or email decoration would be a nice email@example.com). touch, too. Sisterhood will be making calls to its members to help bring in tasty treats or you can contact Debbie Barshay at firstname.lastname@example.org. 19 13 The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El requests the honor of your presence at our Donor Fashion Show Here Come the Brides the viewing of a private collection of wedding attire Sunday,October 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM Please join us after the ceremony for Champagne, hors d’œuvres, and dessert Crystal $45 Pearl $75 Gold $100 Diamond $125 R.S.V.P. to Rona (401-331-6070) by Tuesday,October 12, 2010 14 Don’t do it alone! Join us for The Mothers Circle! Program begins in October 2010 at the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island The Mothers Circle is a free educational and welcoming program empowering non-Jewish mothers to create Jewish homes. Mothers in all family constellations are welcome and participants do not have to be affiliated with a Jewish institution or have any prior knowledge. The interactive curriculum for the sessions explores Jewish holidays, practices, rituals, and ethics while providing resources and tools for enriching Jewish family life at home. FREE childcare is also available upon request. For more information please contact Kit Haspel, Mothers Circle Coordinator at 401.331.0956 x184 or email@example.com. Coordinated by the Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island. Generously funded by the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island and the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island are partners agencies of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island. 15 16 TEACHER FEATURES TEACHER FEATURES Beyond Temple Beth-El ’s spiritual leaders lies a bevy of over 30 devoted, inspiring and dedicated Religious and Hebrew School teachers who provide an impressive 200 students with the cultural and educational foundation upon which our youth can build their Jewish lives. As a salute to them, this monthly series will highlight these highly valued individuals with a brief profile that is an opportunity for deserved recognition and a way for us to get to know those who are helping to develop tomorrow’s generation of Jews. READING Shannon Boucher Teacher: Shannon Boucher Class: Arts and Crafts Kindergarten through 3rd Grade l Years on staff: 2 Education: Graduated University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education. Profession: A resident of Seekonk and lifelong member of Temple Beth-El, Shannon was born with a natural artistic flair and a mother who was an art teacher for East Providence elementary schools. At the age of 13, she taught her first art class to the neighborhood kids. She attended Temple Beth-El Sunday School from kindergarten through her senior year in high school, serving as an art teacher assistant her junior and senior years. After receiving her degree, Shannon launched her career at the Providence Jewish Community Center in 1997 as a swimming instructor. In 1999, she became a JCC camp counselor and after school staffer, teaching art classes. For the past three years, Shannon was a full-time art specialist at the JCC and founder of the JCC preschool arts program. She was promoted to Director of Children’s Programs last April. Mazel tov! Off Hours: Shannon enjoys swimming, art, animals and camping in her free time. Interesting Tidbit: Shannon drives a pickup truck! Laura Lobosco Teacher: Laura Kahn Lobosco Class: 3rd Grade Religious School & 9th Grade Comparative Religions years on Staff: 3 Education: Laura received her BA in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She visited a friend there and thought the campus was the most beautiful she had ever seen so she gave in to her wanderlust until the ocean beckoned her home after graduation. Profession: Laura works as a Clinical Coordinator for Rhode Island Mentor Shared Living, a Shared Living Arrangement provider funded by the state for adults with Developmental Disabilities Interesting Tidbit: Laura calls Temple Beth-El her “temple home” since birth. Since she attended Catholic High School, she feels especially qualified to teach the Comparative Religion class this year! 19 257 1 18 16 19 20 SAVE THE DATE LIFE LONG LEARNING AT TEMPLE BETH-EL WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, at 7:00 PM Joan Leegant, author of Tel Aviv, frequently lectur- Wherever You Go, a ing at Bar-Ilan Univeristy. politically charged story Copies of Wherever You of three Americans all Go, will be available at walking the streets of Je- the temple in October for rusalem one September. $14.50 per copy, a 45% For her story collection, discount off the list price Ms. Leegant won several of $23.95. For informa- book awards including tion or to purchase a copy the Wallant Award for of Joan Leegant’s award Jewish Fiction. Since winning book, please call 2007, Ms. Leegant has Librarian Reini Silverman lived half the year in at 331- 6070. ARE YOU A SNOWBIRD IN FLORIDA? ARE YOU A CONGREGANT WHO LIVES YEAR ROUND IN FLORIDA? Then mark your calendars for our third Temple Beth-El Florida Reunion, at the Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach SUNDAY DECEMBER 12, 2010 12:00 NOON Watch the mail for your invitation or call Rona or Rob at Temple 401-331-6070 21 29 22 A Taste of Shabbat Enjoy each Shabbat with a fresh Challah and Support the Religious School, too! Here is a wonderful way to share Shabbat with your family! Our Temple Beth-El Religious School is offering you the opportunity to purchase a challah for Shabbat, either weekly or monthly while school is in session. Proceeds from our challah sale will support Religious School field trips. Challahs will be ordered each week and will be available for pick up on Thursdays at 4 p.m. (when Hebrew School is in session) or Fridays before 2 p.m. Unclaimed challahs will be frozen and used when the Social Action Committee prepares sandwiches for Crossroads RI. Simply fill out the form below and send with your check, payable to Temple Beth-El by September 26, 2010 Name: _________________________________________ __ 70 Orchard Avenue Email address:_____________________________________ Providence, RI 02906-5402 Day Phone:_________________________ (401) 331-6070 I wish to purchase Shabbat challah for 25 weeks $100______ I wish to Donate my challah to Social Action $100________ I wish to purchase Shabbat challah monthly Of each month for 9 months (Oct-May) $36_______ To use a credit card, or if you have questions, please call Anita Steiman 331-6070 x.107 (Sorry, we cannot provide refunds for unclaimed challahs) 23 31 A Blessing On Your Head MEMORIAL Tablets IN OUR SYNAGOGUE Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov Engraving a Memorial Tablet means that the name of your dear departed becomes a permanent remembrance in our Temple. The Ruth & Abraham Saltzman on the birth of their great - granddaughter, tablet will hang on the marble wall inside the Abigail Lili Aaronson, daughter of Heidi and Ben Aaronson. entrance to the Fain Sanctuary during the anniversary month of one’s passing. The following tablet has been lovingly inscribed: YIZKOR ELOHIM Pearl H. Shein, inscribed by Richard Shein The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of: BELLA HALPERT BRAUNSTEIN EDYTHE HAMIN 9 Elul 5770 28 Elul 5770 IN MEMORIAM 19 August 2010 6 September 2010 The congregation notes with sorrow the ABRAHAM IRVING EISMAN WILLIAM SHERMAN passing of: 5 Elul 5770 9 Elul 5770 14 August 2010 19 August 2010 Joseph Cerep, mother of Stephen Cerep RUTH GREENBERG RUTH WOLF Olga Bolen, mother of Judy Deutsch 18 Elul 5770 18 Elul 5770 28 August 2010 28 August 28 HONOR THY NAME PLAQUES Honor thy Name Plaques continue to provide members with an opportunity to remember a loved one or to honor someone dear. Inscribed plaques are affixed to a seat of KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR . . . . . “ your choice in either the Rosalie and Norman Fain Sanctuary or the Herman L. Bennett We welcome the following new members to Temple Beth-El. May your Chapel. Donations to establish a plaque membership in our Congregation bring you spiritual peace and joy. enhance the Temple’s Endowment. The Temple is grateful to: Nikki & Kenneth Hamburger of Central Falls & their son, Nathanial Joyce Schreiber Tesler, Pam Tesler Howitt Rebecca Eiss of Warwick & Steven Howitt, Deborah & Peter Tesler Kimberly & Jonathan Wolf of Greenville and their children, and family, who have inscribed a plaque Morgan and Dylan in memory of Marvin G. Tesler. Family & Friends who have inscribed a Beth & Kirk Beane of Cumberland and their children, plaque in honor of Adrienne & Martin Alec and Samuel Uffer’s 50th Anniversary. Joan & Sumner Fishbein of Providence Nina & Todd Insler of Providence and their children, Gabriel & Ethan Jennifer & Jeffrey Sparr of Pawtucket and their children, Harrison, IN OUR FAMILY Charlee and Grayson Kate Bramson,was part of the team of Lisa & Larry Davis of Barrington and their children, Liam, Elijah Providence Journal reporters who won and Talya this year’s New England Associated Linda Cleinman of Revere, Massachusetts Press Award for Public Service. Grover & Patti Lackey of Providence The Exchange Street Bridge in Sandra & James Shuster of Providence & their children Evan & Hana Pawtucket was renamed in honor Jonathan Stanzler of Cranston of Morris Nathanson. 24 Michael & Rayna Botvin of Cumberland and their son Aidan AUGUST 1, 2010 “...who donates much to charity DONATIONS TO becomes the richer for it...” AUGUST 31, 2010 Zohar, iii, 110b ASSOCIATE RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND FELDMAN FAMILY GENERATIONS FUND In Appreciation For programming to promote Jewish continuity and/or youth groups Linda Dykeman In Honor of Carl & Jocelyn Feldman JUDI BLAU on her birthday BERNICE & SANFORD WHITE FUND Carl & Jocelyn Feldman birth of DYLAN ALBERT Funds adult and family education In Memory of In Memory of Carl & Jocelyn Feldman PEARL SHEIN, BEVERLY ROSEN & Gloria & Martin Feibish BELLE ZIAS RUTH GROSSMAN Marion Goldsmith DR. CARL JAGOLINZER FINE ARTS FUND BROTHERHOOD FUND For the purchase of fine arts In Memory of In Appreciation Arline Slack ADELE ZUCKERMAN Stacey Kaplan STANLEY FREEDMAN In Memory of CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Phyllis & Norman Goldberg BETTE BROWN & STEVE TAYLOR In Appreciation Susan and Charles Hahn PEARL SHEIN Russ & Isabel Kushner Betty R. Jaffe PEARL SHEIN In Memory of Reva & Milton Lewis & WILLIAM SHERMAN Selma Savage JULIAN SAVAGE Family Lynn & Laurence Pohl BELLA FINKELSTEIN Seena Percelay PEARL SHEIN Peter & Jane Shuman MOLLIE BARRISH ROBBINS Richard & Linda Silverman PEARL SHEIN Gail & Jim Galkin ARLINE ABRAMS CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION FUND Gail & Jim Galkin ANITA WEITZNER For landscape enhancement at the Temple’s cemetery Helene Sondler & Family IRVING & PHYLLIS SIGAL & RALPH & In Memory of ALICE SLOBODIEN David Cohen KATE COHEN Helene Sondler & Family ROSE & IRVING SIGAL, SR Howard Rosenberg ISRAEL ROSENBERG FRANCES & DAVID FRIEDMAN FUND CHARLOTTE SIMON KENNER MEMORIAL FUND Enhances program opportunities for very young families To enhance the temple’s endowment In Honor of In Memory of Diane & Bob Ducoff birth of DYLAN HARRIS ALBERT Lynn Flanzbaum father, DAVID I. FLANZBAUM In Memory of Diane & Bob Ducoff BETTE BROWN, BEVERLY ROSEN & ENDOWMENT FUND PEARL SHEIN Helps to establish financial security for the Temple In Honor of GRAUBART-IRVING MUSIC FUND Patty & Mel Alperin BERNIE WASSERMAN Sponsors musical concerts on his special birthday In Memory of In Memory of Arlene Berrol MILTON HERMAN Anne Krause PEARL SHEIN Anne Krause BEVERLY ROSEN HINEINU Herman Waldman FLORENCE BLUMENSON RICH In Appreciation Patty & Mel Alperin PEARL SHEIN Selma Stanzler Molly Granoff SAMUEL KADSSIVITZ-KAY The Forman Family PEARL SHEIN LARRY H. FRIEDMAN FAMILY FUND Judy & Arthur Bergel PEARL SHEIN Supports arts enrichment in the Religious School Ruth Kaplan & Stacey Kaplan beloved husband & father, JOEL KAPLAN In Memory of Stuart Einhorn & Carol RONNIE EINHORN Marilyn & Glenn Shealey BETTE BROWN Golden Einhorn Russ & Isabel Kushner IRVING EISMAN LEONARD C. MANDELL MUSIC FUND Judy & Arthur Bergel WILLIAM SHERMAN Enhances worship services through music Sylvia & Dick Strauss WILLIAM SHERMAN In Memory of Sara & Bob Leach WILLIAM SHERMAN Audrey Bieder NORMAN BIENENFELD Joslin & Roberta Davis WILLIAM SHERMAN LOUIS & PHYLLIS DRESS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Supports need-based assistance for youth and travel to Israel FAY GOLDSTEIN FUND In Memory of In Memory of Burton & Elaine Goldstein DOUGLAS ROSS, MERL RODYN & Robert Reider IRENE GOLDGABER PEARL SHEIN Ardean & David Botvin IRVING EISMAN Ardean & David Botvin WILLIAM SHERMAN Speedy Recovery to Ardean & David Botvin DANIEL SCHREIBER 25 MELVIN & ELEANORE FRANK FUND REMEMBRANCE FUND DONATIONS Supports Religious School field trips In Memory of In Memory of Randy & Benji Rubinstein WILLIAM SHERMAN Eleanore Frank JENNIE LEWENBERG RICHARD & EVELYN SEIGLE RELIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND MICHAEL S. ROBERTS MEMORIAL FUND For Religious School scholarships Funds educational opportunities for youth in Religious School and /or youth groups In Memory of In Memory of Joslin Ross SARAH ROSS Richard Kaplan JAMES KAPLAN Sarah & David Goldberg WILLIAM GOLDBERG Richard & Evelyn Seigle NORMA WEISMAN MINYAN FUND In Memory of RUTH L. COHEN NEW MEMBER FUND Helen Ginsberg MARSHA BARMAK Sponsors the Annual New Members Brunch Bessie Lindenbaum brother, IRVING ROSENBERG In Memory of Dorothy & Milton J. Rosen her brother, MYER MILLER Harold L. Cohen RUTH L. COHEN Lynn Stepak SAMUEL STEPAK Harold L. Cohen IDA TABER COHEN Joan Gelch father, JOSEPH KAMENY Rhoda Swartz SADIE LEVY SISTERHOOD FUND Evelyn Stepak SAUL E. FABER In Appreciation Linda & Michael Rubinstein BEN ROSEN Judi Blau Bessie Lindenbaum BELLA BRAUNSTEIN In Memory of Harry & Beatrice Shore SOPHIE NEMTZOW NATHANIEL SUGERMAN MEMORIAL FUND Harry Shore ESTHER SHORE Supports the outdoor Spiritual Garden In Memory of SOCIAL ACTION FUND Jill & Michael Thaler ARCHIE FINKLE, JOSEPH THALER, For social concerns BARCI THALER & BESS GERBER In Honor of Robert Simon WILLIAM SHERMAN Audrey & Steve Hirsch SAM JARCHO on his special birthday Carol-Ann & Richard Magid SAM JARCHO on his special birthday NEWTON B. COHN FUND Donna & Harold Jarcho SAM JARCHO on his special birthday In Memory of In Memory of Rosalea Cohn MADALINE STONE Alvin & Rosalind Kurzer PEARL SHEIN Rosalea Cohn ALBERT A.COHN Marilyn Schlossberg BETTE BROWN & PEARL SHEIN NORMAN FAIN MEMORIAL FUND Linda & Fred Franklin RUTH A. FRANKLIN For Religious School scholarships Marilyn Schlossberg WILLIAM SHERMAN & RUTH WOLF Joanne Forman & Family WILLIAM SHERMAN In Memory of Rosalie Fain PEARL SHEIN SUMNER MARSHALL SAKLAD BOOK FUND Purchases children’s books for the William F. Braude Library PAULA GOLDEN MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of In Memory of Harry & Terrie Mancoll JOCELYN FELDMAN David Golden & AUDREY YASHAR & Family on her special birthday Barbara Fine In Memory of PROVTY FUND Harry & Terrie Mancoll PEARL SHEIN Speedy Recovery to & Family Sandra Cerel & Peter Pollock AILEEN WEISS Harry & Terrie Mancoll ARNOLD FELDMAN, MARVIN FELDMAN, & Family THOMAS B. FELDMAN & MYRTLE RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND FELDMAN In Honor of Harry & Terrie Mancoll IRVING FELDMAN, LILLIAN SIMONE, Murray & Barbara Miller AL KATZMAN on his 85th birthday & Family TOBY FAIN & SCOTT LONDON Barbara & Leon Goldstein MILTON LEWIS on his birthday WALTER & BERNICE AXELROD FUND In Memory of In Memory of Paul & Roberta Segal PEARL SHEIN Harold & Eileen Horwitz DR. MANUEL HORWITZ Fannie Shore beloved niece, CAROLINE MELLER Sophie Waitsman ADELE ZUCKERMAN WILLIAM G. BRAUDE LIBRARY FUND Dr. Philip Torgan SOFIA TORGAN For purchase of new library books Kenneth Rickler HENRIETTA LEONARD In Honor of Sandra & Alan Samdperil PEARL SHEIN Carolyn & Harold Salk birth of SYDNEY WEIN Beverly Kwasha MINNA E. STRAUSS Family & Friends ADRIENNE & MARTIN UFFER Elizabeth Berger ABE ABEL on their 50th anniversary Barbara & Leon Goldstein PEARL SHEIN & WILLIAM SHERMAN In Memory of Bella Braunstein MURRY M. HALPERT Molly & Alfred Pasternak PEARL SHEIN Lorraine & Bob Kingsbury PEARL SHEIN Sophie Waitsman MARION ROSENBERG & CELIA LEVIN Ellen & Barry Shepard SYLVIA MARKS Leila & Sheldon Sock GITA BASHEVA LAKE Linda & Nat Baker WILLIAM SHERMAN Carolyn & Harold Salk ARLINE ABRAMS Nancy S. Harris HAROLD HARRIS Samuel & Gertrude FANNIE COOPERMAN Stephen & Sharon Linder NATHAN LINDER Cooperman Marjorie Jaffe LEONARD S. JAFFE Judith Alpert ROSE LUCIANO Jay Goodman MINNIE GOODMAN Sharon & Perry Garber & ARLINE ABRAMS John & Lila Sapinsley DORIS LOEWENSTEIN Katie Licker Beverly & Banice Bazar SAMUEL WISHNEVSKY Dr. Simon Horenstein BETTY RUTH HORENSTEIN PICKETT 26 Joan Isserlis PEARL SHEIN Dr. & Mrs. Robert Luber ADA BERNSTEIN DONATIONS Arthur & Barbara Sheer WILLIAM SHERMAN Nancy Troy Lovett PEARL SHEIN ZURIER FAMILY FUND Supports the Temple’s archives & museum In Memory of Ben Zurier & Linda Movish, mother & grandmother, JANET Jack & Will Zurier ZURIER on her 80th birthday Temple Beth-El 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI, 02906-5402 Congregation Sons of Israel & David Office: (401) 331-6070 Fax: (401) 331-8068 CONTACTS Rabbi’s Study: (401) 521-0343 School Administrator Development Assistant/Assistant to the website: www.temple-beth-el.org Anita F. Steiman x.107 Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Campbell x 109 Senior Rabbi email@example.com Leslie Y. Gutterman x.112 Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org Reini Silverman x.111 Assistant to Religious School/Associate Rabbi/ email@example.com Cantor/Communications Associate Rabbi Rob Massi x.102 Sarah E. Mack x.106 Controller firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Chris W. McLain x.104 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Manager/Receptionist Cantor Rona Nachbar x.100 Judith A. Seplowin x.118 Bookkeeper email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Sylvia Benedetti x.103 Maintenance Staff President Senior Rabbi’s Assistant George Hetu x.119 Fred J. Franklin Lisa Cassani x.113 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Executive Director Ruby Shalansky x.105 The Shofar is published by the Harold A.Winstead firstname.lastname@example.org Charitable Trust in his memory. 27 The Non-Profit Org. SHOFAR U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT No. 863 Temple Beth-El Providence, RI Congregation Sons of Israel & David 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906-5402 This issue of the Shofar was mailed on September 20. If you receive it after September 27, please call your local post office. Because oF REGULATIONS PROTECTING PATIENT PRIVACY, hospitals no longer provide patient lists. If you want a visit from the Cantor or Rabbis, please inform the Temple Office, 331- 6070. Raise your voice in song for Shabbat Hallelu, a Service in Song. Join us each month for Shabbat Hallelu beginning Friday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM for an uplifting musical Shabbat, featuring Temple Beth - El musicians. Light refreshments at 6:30 PM prior to the service Shabbat Hallelu is funded by the Leonard C. Mandell Music Fund. Funding for light refreshments provided by the Benefactors Fund.