Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta
VOL. 87, No. 95
FROM ThE RABBi See below for worship
services in December
No Miracles, Please! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Shabbat Service: 8 PM
Since we celebrate this month, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
Chanukah, the holiday of miracles, it is Chevrah Torah: 9 AM
Bat Mitzvah: Lindsay Gordon
time for me to once again admit that Rabbi Julie Schwartz Bat Mitzvah: Erin Schwartzenfeld
I do not believe in the miracle of the
oil. Chanukah holds within it many FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
tumultuous financial situation and yet
important lessons but holy oil lasting Shabbat Service: 8 PM
our congregation recognized that we
eight days is not a lesson that we need can be stronger through our shared SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
to study. Now the smell of latke oil will means. So we are very close to reaching Chevrah Torah: 9 AM
linger in one’s kitchen even more than the high bar that Eric has set for us this Tot Shabbat Service: 9:30 AM
eight days but I would hardly consider year. We expect that we will be able to Shabbat Service: 10 AM
that either a miracle or an important offer scholarship assistance for all who Bar Mitzvah: Justin Silver
lesson! cannot meet their Temple bills and help Bar Mitzvah: Max Lefar
others meet the expenses of daily life. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19
Instead, I want to share with you the Shabbat Service: 8 PM
many, many significant achievements 3. Programs: please take a look and then SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
that our Temple Emanu-El family a second look at the number and variety Chevrah Torah: 9 AM
has attained through hard work, of programs that our congregation Shabbat Service: 10 AM
commitment, and good spirit. None offers for people of all ages. We are not FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26
of these are miracles but their effect on simply a place where young children are Family Shabbat Service: 5:30 PM
our community can be quite powerful. educated about being Jewish. And we SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27
1. JWB Collection: at the holy days, I are not only a place where adults can Chevrah Torah: 9 AM
asked that our congregation support further their Jewish studies. We have Shabbat Service: 10 AM
the tzedakah project of Rebecca educational opportunities for people of
Burkley, a young lady preparing for Bat all ages, in all contexts, and through an
Mitzvah. We raised over $3200.00 for amazing array of methods.
the support of Jewish military members
and their families. These donations
will ensure that the Jewish programs
But you do have to look at the schedule In ThIs Issue:
and you may have to ask which is the
for our service members are continued FEATURE: Highlights from November - Page 3
right program for you. And you must
and strengthened. The families of
actually show up in order to participate! View From the Bimah: From the Rabbi - Page 1
deployed Jewish military members will
I am especially proud of the regularly View From the President: Page 4
be assisted in continuing their “normal”
scheduled family education sessions View From the Synagogue Educator: Page 5
activities while life for them is turned
and services. We want Jews of all ages Events: Page 6
upside down through the deployment
to be praying and learning together. Outreach: Page 7
of their loved one. We asked for an $18
donation per giving family so that we as Sisterhood: Page 8
a community could share the mitzvah Rabbi’s Study Circle Adult Education: Page 10
together – no one needed to be a big ATTENTION: For all the Monday News from Membership: Page 11
giver at a time when money is tight for Study Group participants, please News from JF&CS: Page 12
us all. join us for our new meeting day and Mazel Tovs: Page 13
time! The Rabbi’s Study Circle will Worth Menchening: Page 14
2. High Holy Day Appeal: and then just meet Tuesday mornings at 10 AM. The Shalom from Schiff! Page 16
as you were wondering how to make topic: fantastic and controversial: We Remember: Page 17
ends meet…Eric Seidel again asked us to “Bioethics and Judaism”. It will be a very Chanukah RAFFLE! Page 19
share generously with our community. interactive class, so your participa-
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4. Services: with our new prayerbooks in hand,
we are deepening the ruach and kavannah of
our worship. Ruach, as you know, is the sense of
It is the ﬁrst impression we make and the last we leave. spirit that you feel in our sanctuary. Kavannah
is the focus and meaning that we derive from
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service. Where else can you come in blue jeans,
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to a Saturday that has been transformed from a
Please submit all materials to day of chores to a day of meaning? We also give
congregants the chance to be our service leaders
firstname.lastname@example.org or call for this easy-going minyan which we suggest is
404.217.4331 for all the details. our version of the book, “Eat, Pray, Love” – we call
it “Pray, Eat, Leave!”
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of our joined effort, love of our heritage, and
is dedication to our community? Of course, I
A unique could. But please, you start your own list of “non-
miracles” and celebrate these with us. May our
marriage contract Chanukah observances fill our world with light!
for the unique
2 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
highlights from November FoUrth annUal teachers Kallah
Temple Emanu-El hosts record-breaking
Mishpachot U’Mitzvot Teachers’ Kallah
“m&m’s” Family Education! Atlanta’s city wide Teachers’ Kallah took place
at the end of November at Temple Emanu-El.
Katz Family Education Day The fourth annual Kallah broke all records with
a huge Success! participants from13 area synagogues, over
200 teachers, and more than 130 madrichim.
Over 200 Religious School and Day More impressive than the participation was
School students and their families the quality of the workshop and the fact that
joined us on our whirlwind trip to the event was volunteer-driven.
sisterhood Mother-child social
Captain Schwartz, as pilot of Flight
1580, landed us safely at Ben Gurion
“Mud Baths” in the Dead Sea
Airport in Lod. Once there, groups Flower Pot Picture Frames created to benefit
of families visited a total of nine cit- Trinity hospice...and exemplify Tikun Olam
ies and areas, and participated in
hands-on activities at each one.
In Tel Aviv we learned Israeli danc-
ing, in the port city of Haifa we as-
sembled chanukiot to send to the
Jewish community of Minsk, and at
the Dead Sea we both pampered
ourselves with mud masks and
learned what sinks and floats in
fresh and salt water.
Chagall Stained Glass window making
We took part in an archeological dig L to R: Anne and Amy Friedlander, Diana & Rebecca
in Jerusalem, learned some Hebrew Michaels, Sharon, Amanda, & Lindsay Kraun.
in Ra’anana, learned our way around
the country in Lod, and visited Kib-
butz Isaiah where we learned about
the produce of Israel.
At the conclusion of our tour, we
all enjoyed falafel and Israeli salad
(made by the FREC) while joining in
on a song session.
Third grader Lindsey Kallish an-
nounced, “I want to see the REAL
Israel NOW!” Exploring a map of Israel
Thank you for joining us for this
Family Program Coordinator
Madrichim Jenna, Sydney, Lesley and Alex help El Al Captain Schwartz
create Chanukiot for the Jewish community in Minsk
December 2008 SHOFAR 3
2007 taxes are due!
PresIdenT’s Message wk
Norman Zoller William M. Kellert, CPA P.C.
Raffles, Kudos, and More Certiﬁed Public Accountant
As was highlighted on the back thanks go to Kim Kukler, who has
page of the November issue of The shepherded this project from Tax Planning
• Tax Planning •
Shofar and recent weekly editions beginning concepts and through Tax Preparation
of the E-Shofar, a great day of design, furniture, equipment, and
raffles is coming to our synagogue book acquisitions, and the formal Accounting Services
• Tax Preparation •
on December 19, 2008. naming ceremony honoring our Financial Planning
dear friend and teacher, Rabbi • Accounting Services •
Our new administrator for Scott. Thank you very much, Kim.
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Our sincere congratulations also Create Them On Your Own Computer!
go to Rabbi Scott Colbert on the
occasion of the newly refurbished
library dedicated in his honor as
a result of the generous gift to
our synagogue from the Edwin Temple Emanu-El Choir
and Louise Rothberg Family. The
renovated library was formally We invite you to join the Temple Emanu-El Adult Choir,
dedicated on November 16. If firstname.lastname@example.org
where we sing in different musical styles and offer
you have not seen this remarkable incredible opportunities for friendship. Please contact
space, please stop by - - it is open
Sunday mornings and other times
Cantor Adler at 770.395.1340, ext. 202.
when religious school is in session.
New books are always needed for
both adults and children. Special
4 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser
The Best Gifts for Chanukah
The notion of giving gifts at Chanukah and future. Yes, camp and Israel serve latkes, we’ll have activities and
is wonderful, especially when trips are expensive. Families can crafts and light the channukiah as a
contextualized in American society “request” the gift of Jewish camping Temple Famly. It will be a wonderfully
at this time of year. And of course, for their school age children. Then positive and uplifting way to celebrate
it’s a mitzvah to light the channukiah grandparents, aunts and uncles can the holiday and Shabbat all at once!
each night and display the glowing make their gift a contribution toward
candles for all to see. After all, it’s a camp or a future trip to Israel. This is a A final note…your families will love
reminder of a wonderful triumphant gift that can change a youngster’s life – the Hanukkah Special airing on PBS
time in our people’s history. But, the a summer of fun where Jewish values in December, "Lights: Celebrate
idea that eight nights of celebrating come alive through music, teamwork, Hanukkah Live in Concert." This musical
dictates eight nights of gifts can be study, doing for others and gaining a celebration of hope and miracles is the
overwhelming, and may I say, even deeper understanding of themselves. first nationally televised Hanukkah
excessive. Over the years, friends, The gift of camp is a long-term event to air on PBS. It's a joyous way
colleagues, and congregants have investment in our children’s future for families to celebrate the meaning
had many creative ideas for how that teaches them that we treasure the of Hanukkah together. You can learn
to maintain a celebratory spirit permanence of our Jewish values over more about this special program at:
throughout the eight days while more temporary pleasures received
preserving high Jewish values and from material gifts.
avoiding excess. I share with you http://www.craignco.com/lights/video.html
some of those ideas: •Finally, I encourage every family to
make at least one gift a Jewish book. Chag Sameach,
•Alternate nights of receiving and With the recent dedication of our new Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser
giving. Family members each receive Rabbi Scott E. Colbert Library,
gifts on nights 1, 3 5, 7 and on the we see that Temple Emanu-El if you’re looking for wonderful Jewish programming for your teens...
nights 2, 4, 6, and 8 they bring gifts treasures books and all that ONEG is for you!
to the ritual of lighting the family they can mean to each Jewish
channukiah that they will then give person. As your children grow
to charitable causes. or move on to new interests, We want you to know about our programs, and invite you to
you can donate your Jewish participate in these special offerings. Please put these dates
•Especially when Chanukah coincides books to our Temple Library, and programs on your calendars and plan to join your sons
with winter holidays, give the where they will be waiting for and daughters for some of these exciting “local” classes.
family an “experiential” gift. A day you and others to read them
trip to a park, a nature preserve, an again and again. RuthE Levy, 2008-2009 Special ONEG Programs
indoor playground, the carousel at Atlanta’s Jewish Bookseller, will
Northpoint – there are lots of places be at the Temple on December December 8, 6:45 - 7:15 PM: A visiting sofer (Torah scribe)
to spend time together in a kid 8, 10 and 13, during Religious School will be showing the students how Torahs and other sacred
pleasing way. hours, with all sorts of terrific parchments are created and maintained. (Parents welcome!)
titles for young, adolescent, and
•Give the gift of Jewish camping. December 15, 7 - 8:30 PM: A panel of rabbis will lead us in
Sending your child or grandchild to an exploration of the four main streams of Judaism – join us
Camp Coleman (or another Jewish Remember, too that if you are in for this thought-provoking presentation and discussion. We
camp, if your grandchildren don’t town for the holidays, be sure to will be joined by students and parents from Congregation
live in our area) is a wonderful join us at the Temple on December Beth Shalom. This will be a great wrap up for the 9th grade
investment in their Jewish identity 26th for the Chanukah Family students who have been studying Streams of Judaism for
service where Brotherhood will this semester. (Parents requested to attend!)
January 23 – 25: 9th Grade ONEG trip to Cincinnati
Temple Emanu-El and the Diamond Family Religious School are still January 24 – 26: 10th Grade ONEG trip to Washington, DC
accepting participants in our Darchei Morim – Teacher Institute. February 22: A Sunday field trip for 9th Grade ONEG students
We meet for five 90 minute sessions in a program designed to train to the Hindu Mandir (Temple) in Lilburn, GA, 2:30 - 6 PM.
congregants in Jewish educational leadership. For more information,
please contact Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser at enemhauser@temple-
emanuel.net or 770-395-1340 Ext. 212. Contact Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser for all the details!
email@example.com; 770.395.1340, ext. 212.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL EVENTS
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Time Management Strategies
For Today’s Busy People
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’t M 14 d In today’s fast paced society, most of us struggle on a daily basis
Don Dec Chan keeping up with all of life’s busy details. Between work, family,
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house, volunteer work, extra curricular activities, school, and more
D ec 8, D chool hours our daily schedules can easily spiral out of control.
Join Sisterhood in welcoming our speaker:
Michelle Cooper, CPO®
Certified Professional Organizer
President, Put It There
Learn easy to implement and effective time management
strategies that should help you find that extra time in your day in
Mishpachot U’Mitzvot order for you to meet all of your personal goals.
Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 9:30am
Kim Foodman’s Home
SpEcial Family Education 1450 Northwold Atlanta, 30350
(off Roberts between Davis Academy and Spalding)
m&m’s Casual Minyan That’s where we’ll have some fun!
Casual Minyan and Program. Saturday December 6th at 10:00
Bring a brunch item to share.
a.m. Join us for our weekly “come as you are” Casual Minyan,
lunch, and family program. Open to all, with a special role for 3rd RSVP by January 8th with the item you will share to:
graders. $8/adult; $6/child 3 and over. firstname.lastname@example.org
m&m’s Chanukah Shabbat and Program
Friday December 26th, 5:30 PM; Chanukah Shabbat and Program.
Celebrate the miracle of Chanukah coupled with the beauty of
Shabbat. $9/adult; $7/child 3 and over.
Looking ahead… Spring Break in Israel
Family Shabbat and Program, Friday January 9th, 6 PM, followed
by 6th grade Temple Inn. Come celebrate Shabbat with us.
JNF’s upcoming”Alternative Spring Break,” on
Everyone is invited. If your child would like to have a reading behalf of Temple board members Michael A.
part during the service, let us know when you register. Miller & Alan Zachariah
Registration is required: Call Suzanne at 770.395.1340, ext. 208 The Jewish National Fund is organizing an Atlanta community
or email email@example.com service trip to Israel this spring. Trip dates for "Alternative Spring
Break," are March 14-22 and the service projects will occur in the
Negev region. Young Adults ages 18-30 are eligible, and while the
trip is subsidized by grants and foundations, participants must raise
a minimum of $950 in order to guarantee a spot. All monies raised go
Order your 2009 Mahjong cards through the Preschool!
directly toward JNF's "Blueprint Negev" campaign, which supports
It’s an easy way to support the
the development and preservation of the Negev Desert. For more
Schiff Preschool Parents’ Group . information on this trip, please visit http://www.jnf.org/springbreak
or email Cobi Edelson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard Cards $7.00 Large Print Cards $8.00
Make checks payable to: Schiff Preschool Parents’ Group Please join us as we celebrate our Rabbi’s
upcoming marriage with joy and blessing.
Please send your name, address and quantity/size of
cards to: Laurie Goldstein Friday evening
5389 Forest Springs Drive
december 19, 2008
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Orders are due by Friday, Jan 30. Questions? email Laurie
7:30 Pm service
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TEMPLE EMANU-EL OUTREACh
The Caring Committee “FiNANCiAL FAiTh LiFT”
SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FOR DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES
The Caring Committee Needs You! Volunteers are needed for our
Bikkur Cholim (Visiting) Committee, Food Delivery Committee, Following a 30 minute Shabbat Service back on NOV 7, we
House Guarding Committee, as well as Calling Committee, as now have a special program about the current economic crisis
substitute callers. All of these committees assist our congregants and how to cope during these difficult times. We had our
while they are experiencing life cycle events. This Mitzvah is very panel presentation with Art Katz, Lee Katz and Wendy Versoza
much appreciated by our congregants. If you are interested in
any of these committees, please call Ann Fine at 770.457.2786 or of Jewish Family & Career Services, touching on the stresses of
Gerri Penn at 770.457.2474. We can explain what the commitment the current business climate and the many do’s and don’ts in
entails to be a member of any of these important comittees. this market. Our first Wednesday morning meeting welcomed
more than a dozen congregants. Much was gained from our
Bikkur Cholim Committee (Visiting The Sick) November breakfast and we are looking forward to the next
“Deeds of Kindness weigh as much as all the Commandments” one in December.
Talmud: Peah, 1:1
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for these WED morning discussions
led by one of our three esteemed panelists, Chaired by our
This new sub-committee of the Caring Committee is planning own Norman Cohen.
to provide visits to the members of our congregation who are in
nursing homes, assisted living facilities and living in independent DECEMBER 10 and JANUARY 14.
apartments. As an integral part of our Jewish heritage, this
“mitzvah” will provide telephone calls and friendly visits. You We will meet at 8 AM in the Conference Room.
don’t have to have a background in working with this group, only
a desire to make a difference in someone’s life. Please contact Danish and coffee provided.
Rabbis Colbert or Schwartz or volunteer coordinator: Maralyn
Lieberman, 770-992-8407, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Shelter Volunteers
2008-2009 College Outreach I want to thank all of the volunteers for cooking and serving at the
Temple Shelter last season. Unfortunately I had to turn some people
Don't let your college age children lose touch with Temple Emanu-El away. This year we are taking on another day. We will be respon-
and the community while away at school! sible for the 20th and the 21st of each month. This will give more peo-
ple a chance to help out. This is such a great way for groups to get
If you have children attending college or graduate school, please together and perform a mitzvah. The shelter is open from October
send us their names and contact information. Temple Emanu-El's to April. This gives us 14 slots to fill. It’s a first come first serve basis.
College Outreach Committee will send them a few surprises to So don’t delay. To sign up please contact Teri Edelstein at msedel@
remind them of the holidays and their Temple Emanu-El family. gmail.com
Please email the following information to our College Outreach
Coordinators, Sherry Marsh and Ellen Spitz: marshfamily@comcast.
net or email@example.com We are in need of Friday night ushers. if you can assist us, please
contact Larry Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Name, College/Graduate School, Student Mailing Address,
Student Email, Expected Graduation Year, Parents' Name, Parents'
Phone Number, Parents' Email:
Volunteers, please contact Sherry Marsh at 770.394.5689, or Ellen
Spitz at 770.552.8096.
“WOOL” - Warm Out Of Love
To honor my mother who is recovering from cancer, I am collecting
new warm socks, wooly hats, or gently used/new scarves as my
Mitzvah Project. People under treatment tend to get very cold
and these items to be distributed free at chemotherapy and
radiation centers here in town would be greatly appreciated. A
collection box is in the lobby for any and all donations. Thank you
in advance for your help. I will update the grand total when we are
finished. I would love to keep this fund going until a cure is found
and no families have to suffer. My goal is at least 250 pieces to be
distributed by January 22, 2009, and then perhaps to continue this
December 2008 SHOFAR 7
Our Sisterhood reflects the diversity
of Temple Emanu - El, with members
Are there other women like me? sIsTerhood CelebraTes IT MeMbers!
Yes, our Sisterhood reflects the
of varied backgrounds, ages, and diversity of Temple Emanu - El, with
interests. Whether you would simply members of varied backgrounds,
like to get to know some of the other ages, and interests.
women in the congregation better,
or would like to get more involved as
a volunteer, or simply pay dues there Join now:
is a place for you in Sisterhood, and • To make new friends or deepen the
we welcome your participation. We relationships you already have
need the support of every woman in • For dynamic and exciting educational
the congregation. It is our sincere programs
hope that every woman will join • For social events and just plain fun
us. Whether you come to programs, L - R: Amy Ripans, Hannah Ripans, Bev Aaron
• To deepen your spirituality through (Three generations!)
help coordinate programs, or just s special events
submit your dues you are choosing
to support Sisterhood. Your level of • To develop your leadership skills
participation is up to you. Remember while helping others
that a group of dynamic, warm, and
inspired women await you however For our women, our temple, our
you choose to participate. community, and our future - become
a Sisterhood member.
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SAVE ThE DATE!!
The evening of Dec 11, 2008 will be
TE's inaugural WRJ Lilith Salon at 7 PM
LILITH Magazine - Independent, Jewish and Frankly Feminist - is a dynamic
launching point for small group discussions. Imagine a diverse group of
women drinking tea and coffee in a comfortable living room engaging in
discussion. The topics are as varied as the magazine articles themselves.
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a part of the discussion. We'll meet 4 times a year in someone's home.
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sure you get the Fall 2008 issue of Lilith to review. LILITH Chairs: Amy Bram
& Alice Wertheim.
The Grandparents Circle is starting its second year in Atlanta!
Nurturing the Jewish identity of interfaith grandchildren.
Based on its huge success in 2008, a new series will begin on
January 13th, 2009, with Rabbi Alvin Sugarman and will run
bi-weekly for five sessions at The Marcus Jewish Community
Center of Atlanta, Zaban Park at 7:30 PM.
The Grandparents Circle offers free education and support
to help Jewish grandparents share their Judaism in an effort
to nurture and in some cases establish their grandchildren’s
Jewish identities. This program creates a warm and supportive
community of grandparents and can improve participants’
relationships with their adult children and grandchildren as
Pathways: The Interfaith Family Network of Greater Atlanta
is pleased to present the Grandparents Circle program, in
partnership with the Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI).
To register and for further information, please contact Rachelle
at 678-812-4161 or email email@example.com.
December 2008 SHOFAR 9
Buy your tickets now for the December drawing!
SAY YES TO THE YES FUND!
GIVE $1.00 AND RECEIVE ONE RAFFLE TICKET
(IF YOU BUY A PACK OF YES FUND CARDS/UNIONGRAMS YOU GET
RAFFLES WILL BE HELD MONTHLY FOR A $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE,
GOOD FOR USE IN THE TEMPLE EMANU-EL SISTERHOOD JUDAICA
SHOP. *(MAY NOT BE USED ON SALE MERCHANDISE, SISTERHOOD
FUNDRAISER ITEMS, TALLIT OR KIPPOT)
The YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects) provides financial
assistance to our rabbinical and cantorial students, our youth, and other
organizations throughout the Reform/Progressive Jewish Movement.
Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood is a proud member of WRJ. WRJ’s YES
Fund is able to achieve what no one individual, one sisterhood, or
Adult Education even a group of local sisterhoods could do. Just as each sisterhood
supports their religious school, youth group, college students, and
chevrah torah - a casUal torah stUdy session. special sisterhood programs and projects within its own congregation,
WRJ provides financial support for these types of programs throughout
We Meet every satUrday Morning at 9 aM
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10 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
You already shop at the grocery
store! Why not help Temple
froM The desk of...
Emanu-El make an easy dollar Judith Serkin
as you shop?
I have been a member of Temple • Perhaps you are looking to
Purchase Kroger Benefit Emanu-El for many years. become more active at the
Buck$! However, it has only been since I temple by joining a committee,
Use the Benefit Buck$ to shop started working here that I fully but you are concerned about the
appreciate the outstanding quality time commitment involved. We
at Kroger – even for gasoline! and quantity of programming have many standing committees
Temple Emanu-El earns 5% offered week after week by the that can use your help at varying
every time you shop using the cards. temple. Just looking through this levels of participation. Please give
Send no money now – Benefit Buck$ are mailed to issue of the Shofar, you will find me a call and we will help you find
you at the beginning of each month. The charge will such a wide variety of spiritual, an appropriate place where your
appear on your Temple Emanu-El monthly statement. educational, social action, and fun talents and time can be used
Make one easy payment for your dues and your Benefit programming opportunities that productively.
Buck$ - money you would be spending anyway! you are bound to find something
that is meaningful and of interest • Or, perhaps you are someone
Minimum order is $50; cards are available in any to you. who prefers attending services
denomination, from $10 up. and other events/activities with
While many of our members an established group of friends,
Not a Kroger shopper? participate regularly in much but you have not yet – for
• Use the cards as holiday gifts of our programming, some whatever reason – found such a
•Donate the cards to a food bank, shelter, or the Red members may be hesitant for group here at Temple Emanu-El.
Cross – and for any disaster relief need. whatever reason: Then please consider joining a
temple Chavurah. New Chavurah
For more information or to join the 95 families who • Perhaps you would like to start groups are currently being formed
have already enrolled in the Benefit Buck$ program, attending Friday night services (and some existing Chavurot are
contact but are worried that you will not looking for additional members
Staci Flaxer at 770-343-9305 or email@example.com. see anyone you know. Please feel at this time). You can build lasting
free to call me and I will arrange friendships and forge a special
either to meet you here personally connection to the temple with
or have a member of the “Host your Chavurah. Please call or
Committee” meet you. e-mail me with your requests.
• Perhaps you would like to try On a related note, if you feel there
coming to a certain program or is need for temple programming
event but you are not sure if it is that we do not currently offer,
appropriate for you or your family please send me your suggestions.
(or perhaps you just need some We always value your input.
slight encouragement). Please
contact me and we can discuss it I look forward to seeing you at
(or I will direct you to the correct temple.
staff member or volunteer who is
most knowledgeable about the Judy Serkin
program). Membership Services and
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Ear Nose & Children & Adults Allergy Testing & Treatment,
Throat, P.C. Sleep Medicine, Sinus Treatment, Snoring,
Audiological Services, & Hearing Aids
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December 2008 SHOFAR 11
neWs froM JeWIsh faMIlY & Career servICes
Anxiety at the Holidays - How to Q: With the current economy, how call a family meeting and decide
ease the stress and enjoy the sea- should people handle the finan- what you are comfortable with.
son cial pinch of the season? Families can put the main focus
on Hanukkah and still enjoy the
With December upon us, we begin what Set expectations with family be- festivity of the season by being a
one song calls, “The most wonderful time fore the holidays so everyone is “tourist” in Christmas – that is, en-
of the year.” But for many of us, the holiday on the same page. Talk to your joying the lights, the parties, the
season is just the opposite as we deal with extended family and agree to foods, but not observing the reli-
the stress of our families, finances and more. small token gifts for the holidays gious aspects of the holiday.
Perhaps this brief Q & A with JF&CS Clinician or draw names for gift giving.
Amy Morris can help you exhale during the Perhaps for Hanukkah this year, Q: How can parents get their
holiday season. give one small gift each night (un- children to understand that
der $5) and one big gift on the last the holidays are not just about
Q: Why are the holidays such a night. receiving, but about giving to
time of stress for families? others and to their community
Q: This year since Hanukkah and at large?
There is so much to juggle with Christmas overlap, what are
family, friends, work, vacation, and some ways that interfaith fami- Learn about how the holidays are
gift giving. It is often a time of de- lies, or families that celebrate traditionally celebrated. Find an
pression and anxiety since people both holidays, can manage organization in your community
feel pressure to make this a special their celebration? and schedule times to volunteer
and exciting time for everyone. as a family -- make this an annual
Plan ahead. Reach agreements tradition. Get involved through
Q: What are the main stressors? with extended family members JF&CS. We have a variety of vol-
about which holiday celebra- unteer opportunities that support
Shopping for gifts, money, vacation tions you will attend and which children, older adults and those in
time with children and families, jug- ones you will not. Celebrate the special need of assistance at the
gling work responsibilities and your traditions of holidays through re- holidays. For information contact
children’s school vacation schedule, ligious observances, home deco- firstname.lastname@example.org.
managing social obligations. rations and traditional meals, but
Renterpieces for Tzedakah
Volunteering was never so easy or so much fun!
Join a great group of volunteers who chat, discuss and laugh as they
contribute to an important fundraiser. Volunteer by decorating gift
basket centerpieces and bimah decorations which are rented out for
special events. No special skills are necessary; training is provided.
Call Betsy at 770.677.9337 for more details.
Proceeds bene t JF&CS’ Kosher Food Pantry as well as other client programs and services.
Contact Betsy Brody at 770.677.9337
www.YourToolsForLiving.org JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
12 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
Simchas - Mazel Tov to...
Temple Emanu-El Member Charles Hoff was
named Partner of the Year by the Georgia
Restaurant Association during their second
annual gala which recognizes Georgia’s
restaurant industry leaders. Mr. Hoff received the
prestigious Industry Partner of the Year Award
during the Georgia Restaurant Association
Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards celebration
at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Having built
one of the largest premier hospitality practices in the country, Hoff
won the honor in recognition of his numerous legal contributions and
extraordinary service on behalf of the Georgia foodservice industry.
“This award is a highlight of my career,” Hoff said. “It gives me great pride
as it is both gratifying and humbling to receive this type of recognition
from the state’s restaurateurs.”
A Mazel Tov to Barbara and Gary Teller on
the birth of their fifth grandchild, Beau Tay-
lor Butler, born November 3, 2008. Proud
parents are Sarah and Douglas Butler of
Oklahoma City, OK.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Profiles for DEC...
DECEMBER 6: Lindsey Reid Gordon
Lyndsey, daughter of Lauren and Todd
Gordon, has three sisters, Marlee, 10, Tatum, aTTenTIon ParenTs of fourTh and
6, and Rian, 3. Born in Atlanta, Lyndsey
attends The Davis Academy. Her favorite
subjects are science, film and video. Lindsey
is a competitive cheerleader with the National Champion Allstar There will be a meeting on Monday
Panthers in Alpharetta, GA. She also plays softball and basketball evening, December 8, 2008 for
for school. For her Mitzvah Project, Lyndsey is raising money for parents of students in grades 4
the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she and her father ran in fusio� �ui��ne and 5, born between October
the Cobb County Make-A-Wish 5K this past fall. 1998 and October 1999. If your
DECEMBER 6: Erin Schwartzenfeld child falls into this category please
Erin, daughter of Shelly and David plan to attend this meeting at 7
Schwartzenfeld, has a sister, Dana, 16. Erin PM where you will receive a B’nai
was born in Dunwoody, and lived in Tampa Mitzvah packet.
for 4.5 years before returning to Atlanta. Erin Introducing Roy’s New
attends The Diamond Family Religious School It is imperative that at least
Seasonal Prix Fixe Menu $35
at Temple Emanu-El, currently in ONEG. She Escape to Roy’s for a fusion of seasonal ﬂavors,
one parent attend. Important
attends Haynes Bridge Middle School and deliciously wrapped in a Hawaiian state of mind. information in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah
loves playing lacrosse and tennis. Erin is smart and very loving first course (choice of one) handbook will be reviewed. The
and can make anyone laugh with her great sense of humor. Erin
Roasted Corn & Sweet Potato Chowder
Prosciutto Wrapped Tiger Shrimp & Goat Cheese Polenta B’nai Mitzvah procedure will
has two cats, Chocolate and Brownie.
Grilled Japanese Miso Eggplant Salad
be discussed in detail, and we
second course (choice of one)
will endeavor to answer your
DECEMBER 13: Justin Silver Island Style Braised Pork Pot Roast
Hibachi Grilled Salmon Glazed with “Crab Dynamite” questions as well.
Justin, son of Anne and Paul Silver, has a
Spicy Asian Pepper & Lemongrass Sirloin Steak
Tender Braised Hawaii Kai Beef Short Ribs
brother, Eric, 10. Justin, an Atlanta native, third course (choice of one) Please RSVP to 770-395-1340 Ext.
attends Peachtree Middle School. Justin also Felicia’s Fresh Strawberry & White Chocolate Cobbler
Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate Soufﬂé 204 or bbrown@temple-emanuel.
attends the Diamond Family Religious School Menu subject to change due to the seasonal nature of our ingredients.
Not offered in Hawaii, Pebble Beach and New York locations.
net. Please feel free to contact
at Temple Emanu-El. Justin enjoys lacrosse buckhead: 3475 piedmont road northeast, 404.231.3232 me if you have any questions or
and golf. for reservations please visit: roysrestaurant.com
concerns. We look forward to you
DECEMBER 13: Max Joseph Lefar celebrating your simcha.
Max, son of Cathy and Marc Lefar, has a brother, Sam, 11. Max, born G�v�
in Nashville, also lived in DC, but has spent most of his childhood in the gift of roy’s and
get a bonus card in return.
turn. Beverly Brown, Executive Director
Atlanta. Max attends Woodward Academy and plays football and rds details.
Visit roysrestaurant.com/giftcards for details
basketball. He also attends the Diamond Family Religious School
at Temple Emanu-El, loves sports and his dog, Java.
December 2008 SHOFAR 13
WorTh MensChenIng Max and Mollie Trell Youth Torah Fund
Evelyn and Les Weinstein
David L. Gordon Yahrzeit of:
Abraham Pomerance Max Trell
Rosalind Taranto Shaaron and Franklin Trell
Generous Gifts of Tzedakah Ronald Dillon
Pam and Clay Gilman
In Honor of:
Dr. Mark Alan Elkus
Joshua Klug Shaaron and Franklin Trell
Cantor Adler’s Discretionary Fund Muriel Tauber
In Memory of: Carole and Joe Klug
Irvin Floam In Honor of:
In Honor of:
Elaine and Fred Clein The Honor of Returning Torah to Ark on
The Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Smith Yom Kippur
In Honor of: Mary-Ellen and David Smith
Cantor Adler Natine and Harvey Rosenzweig
Her High Holy Day Honor Donation:
Carol and Michael Mittel Fran and George Jordan
The Bar Mitzvah of Michael Sloman Stanley L. Chatlen
The Birth of Aiden Jake Mokotoff
Judith and Jay Sloman The Chavurah of Julie and Jeff Mokotoff Schiff Pre-School Fund
The Bar Mitzvah of Cameron Frostbaum The Bar Mitzvah of Michael Sloman Yahrzeit of:
Stephanie and Lane Frostbaum Judith and Jay Sloman Dorothy J. Mendel
Canter Adler Officiating at Shiva Services for The Bar Mitzvah of Cameron Frostbaum Marsha and Herb Mendel
Alan Canter Stephanie and Lane Frostbaum In Honor of:
Lynette and Edward Canter Rabbi Schwartz Officiating at the Bris Milah of The Birth of Aidan Jake Mokotoff
The Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Smith Aidan Jake Andrea and Sam Levy
Mary-Ellen and David Smith Julie and Jeff Mokotoff Sisterhood Fund
Caring Fund Elsie Frohman In Memory of:
Yahrzeit of: Cora and Frank Frohman Charlotte Graffman
Paula Neiss Rabbi Schwartz Officiating at Shiva Services for Kelli and Howard Veit
Marlene Forman Elizabeth Bernstein
The Bernstein Family In Honor of:
Sonia Friedman The Bar Mitzvah of Allie Rosner
Samuel and Lillian Levy Rabbi Schwartz Officiating at the funeral for Alan
Canter Natine and Harvey Rosenzweig
Sandy and Ken Levy
Lynette and Ed Canter Temple Fund
The Speedy Recovery of Lynn Newport Yahrzeit of:
Mindy and John Broda
Harriet and Norman Zoller Clement Molkner
The Bar Mitzvah of Jack Sharfstein Brita and Alvin Levy
Mary Francell-Sharfstein and Howard Albert J. Kellert
Rabbi Colbert’s Discretionary Fund Sharfstein Elyse and Bill Kellert
In Memory of: Garden isaiah Fund Reaca Schwartz
Jean Colbert Yahrzeit of: Irene and Abe Schwartz
Susan J. Levy Rose Fruchtman In Memory of:
Brenda Gelfand Cindy and Howard Goldberg Ronald Dillon
Nancy and Steve Sachs In Honor of: Sondra Dillon and Family
Suzanne, Ben, Danny & Andrew The Forthcoming Marriage of Rabbi Schwartz & Irving Floam
Lowenthal Dr. Michael Gladson Barbara and Fred Gilman
Mindy, John, Regina and Jack Broda “Chai Chavurah” Norman Slaff
Robin and Frederick Johnson Nancy Broudy The Beiner Family
Samantha Johnson and Micah Fink Edie and Mel Drukman Harold Karpel
Avis Stiller Penny and Al Finfer Pam and Steve Reynolds
Carolyn and Aaron Brody Marcia Pearl and Art Gittelman In Honor of:
Rene and Harry John Karen and Jeff Mesquita The Speedy Recovery of Susan Gerber
Betty Molkner Barbara and Saul Millman Jeannine and Aaron Altmann
Brita and Alvin Levy Natine and Harvey Rosenzweig Brenda Graiser’s Birthday
In Honor of: Faye and Bernie Silverman Irene and Fred Einstein
Our 4th Wedding Anniversary Bill Sonenshine
Samantha and Michael Fink Stella and David Weinstein
Tot Shabbat Fund
Rabbi Colbert Officiating at Shiva Services In Honor of:
Hylda and Dick Wilson
for Alan Canter The Birthday of Jacob and Sarah Bedsole
Lynette and Edward Canter holocaust Memorial Fund Stacy and Peter Bedsole
Rabbi Schwartz’s Discretionary Fund Ilona Mordler
Yahrzeit of: Yahrzeit of:
Irma and George Mordler
Jack Broda Abraham Stone
Mindy, John, Regina and Jack Broda Library FUND Sophia Zimmerman
Harlan Liss Yahrzeit of: Gail and Jerry Zimmerman
Dina Liss Orenstein Linda Coffsky Eva Wolf
Sarah Herskowitz Adam Coffsky Rhoda Finkelstein
Phyllis H. Rosenthal In Memory of: Benjamin Miller
Samuel Cohen Max Ginsberg Barry Fruchter
Mickie and Burton Cohen Sylvia and Ray Kaye Morris Perlmutter
Lois and Billy Parker
Generous Gifts: Donations received after NOVEMBER 5 not mentioned here will appear in
14 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR the JANUARY issue of the SHOFAR. We appreciate every supporter of Temple Emanu-El.
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Temple Emanu-El Staff Listing:
1580 spalding drive atlanta, ga 30350
770.395.1340 • 770.395.1343 (fax)
diaMond FaMily religioUs school: 770.352.9190
schiFF preschool: 770.352.9303
Rabbi Julie S. Schwartz Lori Maxwell
Extension 216 email@example.com
Rabbi Scott E. Colbert Extension 206
Clergy Associate Judith Serkin
firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Services and
Extension 205 Programs Administrator
Cantor Benjamin B. Adler email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Extension 207
Extension 211 Rebekah Dickinson
Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser Financial Development and
Synagogue Educator Communications Administrator
Extension 212 Extension 240
Rabbi Emeritus Stanley M. Davids Suzanne hurwitz
email@example.com Family Program Coordinator
Andi Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Schiff Pre-School Director Extension 208
email@example.com Nikkia Wright 3000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 210
Extension 214 Religious School Administrator Marietta, GA 30062
Beverly Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple Administrator Extension 203
December 2008 SHOFAR 15
On Saturday once a month, at 9:30 AM, Temple
shaloM froM sChIff!
Emanu-El hosts a special Shabbat Service for
preschoolers and their families.
The next Tot Shabbat will be DECEMBER 13.
News from Schiff Preschool... Share the joy of Shabbat with your child with
songs, stories, a special craft and breakfast. For
a fun and enriching morning, Tot Shabbat meets
We love our kids. We are humbled by in the Brill downstairs. For more information, please contact Peggi
the trust you have given us to provide Stone at 770-393-0265 or at email@example.com or Laurie Blank
your children’s earliest learning at 770-754-1427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have grown to be one of the most
sought-after preschools in Atlanta,
reflecting the outstanding educators
and environment we provide for our
students. Since we also maintain that
“home away from home” atmosphere
and sense of love and care, our students always return through
We also have tons of fun - reflected in many ways throughout
the year. We don’t just let our “sillies out” with good, old-
fashioned playground fun. We offer daily movement classes
led by a professional childhood dance instructor, Shabbat
Sing with visits by our clergy, creative art projects, technology-
enabled instruction, themed days, performances for parents,
classroom celebrations, holiday programs, Jewish music,
Hebrew, even pre-reading and math!
Our growth has created waiting lists, as we pledge to keep our
classrooms small enough for individualized attention and low
student-teacher ratios. Simply put, our growth won’t get the
best of us - we’re just the best around!
Another element to our popularity is the highest standards
with which we place on speech and language therapy, AMIT
Certification, and the ability to accept - and encourage -
enrollment of all children.
Working families love us too. This is not our parents’ world
anymore and many, many families have two-income parents.
We provide wonderful before and after-care for our preschool Designing interior spaces
children, with specialized programs after school that include throughout the Southeast
drama, dance, art, computers, t-ball and more.
for more than a decade
We want to remind all parents that it’s not too early to think
about Summer 2009. Registration typically starts in DEC/JAN
and most camps are full by FEB. Our camps run throughout
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Please contact me anytime so I can answer your questions Cumming, GA 30041
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Visit our website for info on monthly seminars:
See you in JAN - we’re busy preparing for our Chanukah
a h t i n t e r i o r s. c o m
Creative. Smart. You.
Program and Luncheon for our parents, marking the end of
the quarter. Did I mention we also love to host programs with
tons and tons of food?
Andi Miller, Director of The Schiff Preschool
16 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
We reMeMber: YahrzeITs
We regret With sorroW the passing oF :
THE FOLLOWING PLAQUES HAVE BEEN ADD-
Harold Karpel, father of Stuart Karpel ED TO OUR YAHRZEIT MEMORIAL WALL:
Ellen Fine, aunt of Stuart Young
Morty Marks, cousin of Stuart Young Lillian (Goodie) Birnbaum
Sidney Serowitz, father of Andy Serowitz
Rosalyn Fox, mother of George Fox
SABBATH OF SABBATH OF SABBATH OF SABBATH OF
DEC 5 - 6 DEC 12 - 13 DEC 19 - 20 DEC 26 - 27
Doris Baron Mae Adler Rose Adler Ethel Abelman
Teresa Charnow George Barnett James Behr Gertrude Adelman
Jerry Davidson Shirley Cerrato Rose Belkin Charles Berland
Mildred Forman Izzie Chanin Irwin Bernstein Hyman Berman
Sidney Gaber Robert Coltman Samuel Beychok Steven Chalef
Fannie Goodelman Fred Dimenstien Ethel Brown Irving Cohen
Milton Gottlieb Ethel Feldman Marjorie Codner Bess Doochin
Irving Hertzberg Morris Feuerlicht Lillian Cohen Alvin Dubin
Morris Kirschner Fannie Floam David Comras Irene Dubin
Charles Kluglose Nathan Garovoy Harry Coven Isadore Freed
Reuben Lapin Jack Golomb Harry Leon Ehrenberg Rose Gilmer
Ira Lombrozo Channon Krupsky Lillian Fremdland Louis Giltman
Betty Molasky Louis Kushman Sonia Gilman Carrie Held
Robert Nassimi Morris Levine Howard Greenberg Harvey Hoff
Dora Poretz Sylvia Lichtenstein Sylvia Giltman Grobgeld Anna Hopkins
Freda Rubel Rhoda Mintzer Paul Heiss Charles Hopkins
Elsie Singer Thomas Olender Ben Jaffe Anne Katz
Libby Stahl Reuben Ratzman Frank Karlan Robert Lawter
Hyman Sukenik Joseph Risner Sarah Kaufman Julius “Jack” Leff
Harvey Taubin Pearl Rosenberg Stanley Klein David Levinson
Harriet Teller Julius Rosenzweig Donald Koenig Oscar Miller
Abram Schwab Annie Lawrence Max Mintzer
Gertrude Schwab Leon Levine Virginia Morris
Marjorie Scott Murray Lichtenstein Josephine Weinberg Needle
Matilda Shattah Rose Rappaport Sitta Niederhoffer
Sherwyn Syna Boris Ross T. David Odezin
Evelyn Torvik William Salenfriend Hyman Rothstein
Howard S. Wallach Norbert Schnog Emma Shackelford
Rena Weinstein David Schwartz Matilda Shapiro
Rubin Wexler Rose Shochat Dorothy Shefsky
Ronald Wiesen Frederick Myron Solov Maurice Shein
Joseph Zaidel Toba Sudit Thelma Tash
Lincoln Thorman Alice Wexler
December 2008 SHOFAR 17
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Tickets are $36 or $300 for a book of 10.
Winner doesn’t need to be present to win...
Drawing during Rabbi Schwartz’s
AUF RUF on DEC 19th!
Easiest Way to Purchase Your Tickets:
Visit Temple Emanu-El’s front desk, the Religious School office, Sisterhood
Judaica Shop...or even easier - email Rebekah Dickinson:
$200 to Roy’s Restaurant
$250 Basket from Atlanta Medical Day Spa
Music Lessons for One Month from Peggy Stills School of Music
$200 Ric Marshon Photography (sitting fee & family 8X10 portrait)
$100 Basket of Toys from Learning Express in Buckhead
$100 for in-office skin cosmetic procedures from Northeast Atlanta ENT
$75 in unique placecards from Places-Please
$75 towards a custom, full service birthday party from Oogles & Googles
$75 Basket of Toys from Picayune Toys in Dunwoody
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December 2008 • Kislev 5769
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS Non-Profit
Chanukah is such a wonderful and special time of PAID
year. And Temple Emanu-El has many programs
and services to help celebrate the holiday and
infuse joyous Jewish ritual, tradition and fun into Atlanta,
our lives. Georgia
of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Permit # 2618
1580 Spalding Drive
December 4: Sisterhood Chanukah Get-Together Atlanta, GA 30350
at Cory Boydston’s, 7 PM.
December 7: Sisterhood Day of Chanukah
Shopping & Maccabean Market, 9:15 AM - 2 PM.
December 14: Family Chanukah Balloon Bash to
benefit the YES Fund, Noon.
December 19: Preschool Chanukah Celebration,
10:45 AM. Rabbi Schwartz’s AUF RUF and RAFFLE
DRAWiNG - 7:30 PM.
December 21: First Night of Chanukah.
December 26: M&M Family Program, dinner
(including latkes provided by Brotherhood) and
services, 5:30 - 8:15 PM.