FROM ThE RABBi - Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta

Document Sample
FROM ThE RABBi - Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta Powered By Docstoc
					Shofar
Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta
                                                                                                             Kislev 5769
                                                                                                             December, 2008
                                                                                                             VOL. 87, No. 95



                                                                                                         Worship Services

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-
   Everyone is feeling the results of our      tion is encouraged.                          Come Celebrate Rabbi Schwartz’s AUF RUF
                                                                                                     on 12/19 at 7:30 PM!
                                                                                                                   a paper passion
                                                                                                              Custom Invitations
                                                                                                                     Save-the-Dates
                                                                                                                           Programs
                                                                                                                                Place cards
                                                                                                                                     Stationery
                                                                                                                                           Kippahs
                                                                                                                                                 Napkins
                                                                                                              Proper Invitation and Envelope Etiquette
                                                                                                                       Envelope Addressing
                                                                                                                                         .…and my expertise!
   One Universal                                                                                             Gaye Belkin
   Language Understood                                                                                          770-512-8998              apapers@bellsouth.net

   Around the World...                                                                                          Call me for all of your invitation needs


   A Smile
                                                                                                                           All album orders discounted



                                                                                                             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
   At Dentistry with a                     we take                                                           our prayer. Each week, more people are able to
   great joy and pride in designing new smiles…                                                              overcome the weight of the prayerbook with
   customized to achieve your goals and dreams. We
   offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding and
                                                              770-393-9450                                   the power of our liturgical experience. From
                                                                                                             the creativity that we seek to include in our
   preventative dental care. A beautiful more dazzling                                                       Friday evening service, to the joy of watching
   smile can be your window to the world!                                                                    our young people lead us in Shabbat morning
                                                                                                             worship as they celebrate their status of Bar and
 5548 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY ROAD, DUNWOODY, GA 30338                                                             Bat Mitzvah, we are an exciting and dynamic
 www.DentistryDifference.com                                   Dr. Albert Nordone & Dr. Jeffrey G. Priluck   prayer community. Please do take advantage
                                                                                                             of our weekly, informal Shabbat morning chapel
                                                                                                             service. Where else can you come in blue jeans,
            Articles and Advertisements                                                                      stay for a 45 minute service, and then walk out
                                                                                                             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
  rdickinson@temple-emanuel.net 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!”

                                                                 1 G                                         Could I list more facets of our life at Temple
        One of a kind,                                     m w 0% et                                         Emanu-El which are not miracles but the result
                                                            en he O
                                                              tio n FF
        hand-painted Ketubahs                                    n you
                                                                  th
                                                                                                             of our joined effort, love of our heritage, and
                                                                     is                                      dedication to our community? Of course, I
                                                                        ad
                                            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
                                             couple.
                              www.CustomKetubahs.com

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.
 Israel.
                                                                                  sisterhood Mother-child social
 Captain Schwartz, as pilot of Flight
 1580, landed us safely at Ben Gurion
                                                                                  action project
                                                “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
 memorable experience!

                     Suzanne Hurwitz
          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!
                                                                                                                                             Need help?


    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 •
                                                                                                                                 Management Consulting
    Our new administrator for                 Scott. Thank you very much, Kim.
    Financial    Development       and                                                                                           1776 •Old Spring House•Lane
                                                                                                                                       Financial Planning
    Communications,            Rebekah        And finally, this month we also                                                              Suite 106
    Dickinson, has located many               observe the eight days of Chanukah
    valuable items including gift             beginning      Sunday      evening,                                                     Atlanta, GA 30338
                                                                                                                                    • Management Consulting •
    certificates for top restaurants,         December 21. Harriet and I wish
    treatments at day spas, music             for you a wonderful season and a                                                        770.452.8744 (phone)
    lessons for children, pizza parties,
    and the list goes on: just $36 or
                                              prosperous (we could all use that),
                                              healthy, and Happy (secular) New
                                                                                                                                       770.455.1859 (fax)  §
    $300 for a book of ten tickets.           Year.                                                                                  bill@kellertcpa.com
    And all the proceeds support our
    annual fund raising goal of about                                                                                                New clients welcome!
    $30,000. Please help all you can
    with this.
                                                                                                                                             We can do the printing for you! Our
                                                                                                             custom new client is $4.99
                                                                                                          20% off printing servicefees atfor 30
    Warmest congratulations and
    very best wishes go to Rabbi Julie
                                                                                                                    be donated to us
                                                                                                             will labels. Please contact this service.
                                                                                                            sales@places-please.com for
    Schwartz and her fiancé, Dr. Michael                                                                    Temple Emanu-El.
                                                 Our base product is the name plate, which is available in white, ivory, pastel pink, ice blue, dove
    Gladson, on the occasion of their                                                                            grey, and silver.
    upcoming marriage. An Aufruf is                                                                                                  William M. Kellert, CPA
    being held during Shabbat Services
    on Friday, December 19, followed
    by a special oneg with many home-                                                                                               1776OldSpringHouseLane
    baked treats. Rabbi Schwartz says          CUSTOMIZABLE...                         LABELS ARE THE SECRET!                     REUSABLE... Suite 106OTHER USES...
    “no gifts please . . . the best gift is    YOU   CAN CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE        ACCESSORIZING THE NAME PLATE IS DONE BY    A    Atlanta, ,GA 30338
                                                                                                                                                       I
                                                                                                                                    FTER THE EVENT IS OVER      N ADDITION TO THE PLACE
                                                                                                                                                          ,
    worshipping and celebrating with           PLACE CARDS BY CHOOSING WHAT IS
                                               PRINTED ON THE LABELS. FOR EXAMPLE,
                                                                                       USING CLEAR ADHESIVE LABELS. THE LABELS
                                                                                       ARE PRINTED OUT USING A FREE DOWNLOAD-
                                                                                                                                  THE LABELS SIMPLY PEEL OFF
                                                                                                                                  AND THE NAME PLATE CAN BE
                                                                                                                                                               CARDS WE ALSO OFFER SAVE
                                                                                                                                                               THE DATE MAGNETS AND
    you”. She also reports that she and        YOU COULD ADD PERSONAL PHOTOS, CLIP     ABLE WORD TEMPLATE ON OUR WEBSITE
                                                                                       WWW.PLACES-PLEASE.COM.
                                                                                                                                  REUSED BY ADDING ANOTHER
                                                                                                                                  LABEL FOR THE NEXT EVENT.
                                                                                                                                                               NAME TAGS (BOTH MAGNETIC
                                                                                                                                                               AND STRAIGHT PIN).
                                               ART, LOGO’S, AND DIFFERENT COLORS AND
    Mike are only “registered” for raffle      FONTS. FEEL FREE TO LET YOUR IMAGINA-

    tickets, and they hope we will have        TION AND CREATIVE SIDE TAKE OVER!                              770.452.8744 (phone)
    banner sales for that event with                                                                            ordering information.
                                                                      Visit www.places-please.com for ideas and 770.455.1859 (fax)
    winners to be drawn that evening.
                                                     Places-Please creative name plates are customizable and reusable name plates that are ideal for weddings,




                                                                                                                                                wk
                                                                bar/bat mitzvahs, holidays, dinner parties, corporate events, and much much more...
    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                                                                            bill@kellertcpa.com
                                                                                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
eManu-ed
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
                                            adult readers.
•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!)

     Darchei Morim
                                                                                  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!
                                                                                  enemhauser@temple-emanuel.net; 770.395.1340, ext. 212.
TEMPLE EMANU-EL EVENTS
                                                                                                      TiME iS ON YOUR SiDE
                                                                                                  Time Management Strategies
                                                                                                     For Today’s Busy People
                                         k Fair!      ious
                              Jewis h Boo w and Relig
                                          e
                       iss the uring hebr ukah Gifts!
                   ’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,
                    nd Perfect for
            ec 10 a
                                                                       house, volunteer work, extra curricular activities, school, and more
                         .
   D ec 8, D chool hours                                                       our daily schedules can easily spiral out of control.
           s
                                                                                   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.


                             “m&m’s”
                                                                                       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.                                             templeemanuelsisterhood@gmail.com

 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 shurwitz@temple-emanuel.net                                  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: cobi@cobiedelson.com.
  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
             at lauriegoldstein@bellsouth.net.                                            sPecial Oneg tO FOllOw
6 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
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 maralyn18@aol.com.
                                                                       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 ejspitz@comcast.net                                             We are in need of Friday night ushers. if you can assist us, please
                                                                                    contact Larry Brown at ldb@gsu.edu.
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
good deed.
                                                       Andrew Acker

                                                                                                                          December 2008 SHOFAR 7
  sIsTerhood
  Dara Amram
  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.
  Frequently Asked Questions:
                                                         The MITzvah of MeMbershIP
  If I become a member, will they                        WITh Your helP,
  pester me?                                             We’re sTronger TogeTher                        L - R: Lois Berman, Marilyn Tuckman, Margie
  You are very busy; you've devoted                                                                                      Berinhout
                                                                                Dara Amram
  your energy to many worthwhile
  activities…We understand.                                            Sisterhood President
                                                    Georgia Area Director, SE Board Member
  Are the programs only for                                             WRJ Board Member
  members?
  No. A majority of our programs are                                   Contact Sisterhood:
  open to the congregation. However,                  templeemanuelsisterhood@gmail.com
  there wouldn't be any programs                             or Dara Amram 678-795-9594
  without the generous support of
  our members.
                                                                                                           L - R: Dove Walkerand Aliza, Diana and
         Plush Toys • Imaginary Play • Dolls • Builders                                                  Rebecca Kafka, Denise and Emma Spiegel,
                                                                                                         Jenna and Fredricka Kahn, Cory Boydston
        Board Games Green Toys • Active Play • Science
                 Arts & Crafts • Musical Toys
      Since 2002, Picayune Toys has been the source for one of the
      widest selection of classic and unique toys in north metro
      Atlanta. Our goal is to have you enter a world of hands-on
      creative play - our playthings are fun and fanciful, cooperative       Picayune Toys
      and constructive, imaginative and inventive. With specialty           2482 Jett Ferry Rd # 660,
      toy lines for infants through adults, we look for things that             Dunwoody, Ga 30338
      tickle the imagination and expand the mind, from creative and
      scientific pursuits to challenging games and good books.                         (770) 395-0890
                                                                            PicayuneToysAtlanta.com

                                                                                                        L - R: Laura Rayburn, Dorian Denburg, Anne
                                                                                                                 Friedlander, Amy Friedlander




8 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
                                                                                            LARRY M. MELNiCK, J.D.
                            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.
LILITH Magazine charts Jewish women's lives with exuberance, rigor,
affection, subversion and style. The magazine features award-winning
investigative reports, new rituals and celebrations, first-person accounts
both contemporary and historical, entertainment reviews, fiction and
poetry, art and photography.
Joining the salon means you will be subscribing to this quarterly
independent Jewish Women's magazine. Whether you have time to read
one poem or the whole magazine from start to finish, you will be able to be
a part of the discussion. We'll meet 4 times a year in someone's home.
To sign up please email templeemanuelsisterhood@gmail.com. We'll make
sure you get the Fall 2008 issue of Lilith to review. LILITH Chairs: Amy Bram
& Alice Wertheim.




                                                                                      404.261.1077
                                                                                      404.261.7838 (fax)
                                                                                      bbrouner@cypressmail.com




                                                                                  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
                                                                                well.

                                                                                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 rachelle.schaffer@atlantajcc.org.

                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                         THREE TICKETS)

                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                       North America and around the world through the YES Fund.
                  in the Wilson conFerence rooM.


              sUnday adUlt edUcation classes                                                      Licia Freeman, M.A., M.Ed., LMFT
                  all classes Meet in rooM 133.                                                       Specializing in Couples & Family Therapy
                  BacK to BiBle class: 10:30 aM
                                                                                                         Interfaith/Intercultural Couples
                                                                                                                    Women’s Issues
                                                                                                        Mood and Anxiety Disorders related
                                                                                                to Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infertility and Menopause.

                                                                                                                               3500 Piedmont Road, Suite 775
                                                                                                 licia@liciafreeman.com                   Atlanta, GA 30305
                                                                                                 www.liciafreeman.com                          770.352.0029


                           Just a few of the great toys waiting to
                             be discovered at Learning Express.


                                                                                                                      Leonard Goodelman

                                                                                                             The Affordable Solution for your
                                                                                                                  Photography Budget
        Discovery Dome Playhouse $99.99
                                                                                                                     (770) 992-1529
       • Free Gift Wrapping
       • Free Personalizing                                                                                      365 Market Place # 101
                                                              Gigantic Sticky Mosaics $29.99
       • Birthday Gift Registry                                                                                    Roswell, GA 30075
                                                                                                                www.affordablephoto.com
                                                                                                              leonard@affordablephoto.com

  Roswell-Wieuca Shopping Center • 4413 Roswell Rd (at Wieuca Rd) • Buckhead • (404) 252-8881
                                                                                                                 Bar/Bat Mitzvah / Wedding
                                                                                                                   Commercial / Portrait

10 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
 Benefit Buck$
                                       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 sflaxer@mac.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
                                                                                                                                                     Programs Administrator




                                                                         Gwinnett:                 Johns Creek area of Suwanee:
                                                                         766 Walther Road          4385 Johns Creek Parkway
                                                                         Suite 300                 Suite 250
                                                                         Lawrenceville, GA 30045   Suwanee, GA 30024
                                                                         770.237.3000              770.623.1608
                                                                                          OUR PHYSICIANS
NORTHEAST ATLANTA
Ear Nose &          Children & Adults Allergy Testing & Treatment,
Throat, P.C.          Sleep Medicine, Sinus Treatment, Snoring,
                         Audiological Services, & Hearing Aids

                                COSMETIC SERVICES                                                                                              Jan Adler
                          Non-Surgical & Surgical Facial Rejuvenation:


                                                                                                                                            2145 Roswell Rd.
                                                                                                                                           Marietta, GA 30062
                                                                                                                                             (770) 977-9388
                                                                                JULIE L. ZWEIG, MD        PHILLIP R. SAY, MD
                                                                                                                                           Fax: (770) 977-6632
                                                                                                                                          www.thesilverplatter.net
                           www.NortheastAtlantaENT.com                       Medicine
                                                                                                      tive Surgery
                                                                                                                               -


                                                                                                                                                        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-             volunteer@jfcs-atlanta.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
                                                        bbrody@jfcs-atlanta.org
                                              www.YourToolsForLiving.org                                  JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


12 Temple Emanu-El SHOFAR
  Mazel Tovs
 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
                                                                                                                                                   fIfTh graders!
                        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
                                                                                                                    Prayerbook Fund
                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
               Maurie Weil
                                                         The Speedy Recovery of Lynn Newport                           Yahrzeit of:
           Mindy and John Broda
                                                                Harriet and Norman Zoller                          Clement Molkner
            William Waronker
                                                           The Bar Mitzvah of Jack Sharfstein                      Brita and Alvin Levy
               Sherry Marsh
                                                     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
                                                                         Yahrzeit of:
     Rabbi Schwartz’s Discretionary Fund                                Ilona Mordler
                                                                                                                      Tzedakah Fund
               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.
                                                                                           Ask about “Quick Lift”,
                                                                                           a less-invasive, minimal
                                                                                           downtime facelift with
     Medical & Cosmetic Laser Procedures                                                   more permanent results.
     Acne Treatment                Scar Treatment
     Body Sculpting                Skin Resurfacing
     Cellulite Treatment           Skin Tightening
     Hair Removal                  Vein Reduction
     Facial Plastic Surgery        Warts
     Skin Tags                     Scar Revision
     Other in-o ce procedures
     Cosmetic Surgery

     Face Lift
     Forehead/Brow Lift      Eyelid Surgery
                                                                                                   The Avenue East Cobb
     Nasal Aesthetic Surgery Facial Liposuction
                                                                                            4475 Roswell Road, Suite 1425
                             Otoplasty (ear surgery)
                                                                                                      Marietta, GA 30062
                             Chin Surgery
                                                                                          678.213.2220 or 404.SMARTLIPO
                             Facial Augmentation (implants)
                                                                                              AtlantaMedicalDaySpa.com
                            Dr. Atkins is board-certi ed with the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, an alumnus of the University of New
                            Mexico School of Medicine, (residency training in Internal Medicine), trained in Preventive Medicine from Wright State
                            University and has an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professional Studies. Dr. Atkins
                            is an Associate of the American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery, International Society of Dermatology, an Associate of
                            the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of
                            Internal Medicine and American Society for Aerospace Medicine. As you can also see, Dr. Atkins loves her dog, loves
                            life and enjoys improving the lives of her patients, one procedure at a time.
                            Dr. Frodel is board-certi ed with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board
                            of Otolaryngology. He received his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, his residency in General
                            Surgery at Harvard Surgical Service and then in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wash-
                            ington. Dr. Frodol completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco, is a
                            known expert in rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery and complex facial reconstructive surgery.



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
jschwartz@temple-emanuel.net                             Controller
Extension 216                                            lmaxwell@temple-emanuel.net
Rabbi Scott E. Colbert                                   Extension 206
Clergy Associate                                         Judith Serkin
scolbert@temple-emanuel.net                              Membership Services and
Extension 205                                            Programs Administrator
Cantor Benjamin B. Adler                                 jserkin@temple-emanuel.net
badler@temple-emanuel.net                                Extension 207
Extension 211                                            Rebekah Dickinson
Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser                                    Financial Development and
Synagogue Educator                                       Communications Administrator
enemhauser@temple-emanuel.net                            rdickinson@temple-emanuel.net
Extension 212                                            Extension 240
Rabbi Emeritus Stanley M. Davids                         Suzanne hurwitz
ravdavids@davidsfamily.net                               Family Program Coordinator
Andi Miller                                              shurwitz@temple-emanuel.net
Schiff Pre-School Director                               Extension 208
amiller@temple-emanuel.net                               Nikkia Wright                                                       3000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 210
Extension 214                                            Religious School Administrator                                             Marietta, GA 30062
Beverly Brown                                            nwright@temple-emanuel.net
Temple Administrator                                     Extension 203
                                                                                                                                   770-436-ZANY (9269)
bbrown@temple-emanuel.net
Extension 255


                                                                                                                                                         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 peggistone@comcast.net or Laurie Blank
                               your children’s earliest learning            at 770-754-1427 or at lblank110@yahoo.com.
                               experience.

                            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
    “Graduation.”

    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
    the summer, including some specially timed programs
    designed for children whose parents work and need to fill the                  allisonhavilltodd INTERIOR S
    gap between school and camp. Sign up for camp now before
    they’re full.
                                                                                       5325 Lake Pointe Center Drive, Suite 100
    Please contact me anytime so I can answer your questions                                    Cumming, GA 30041
    and give you a tour. I will also put you in touch with current                                   7 7 0.8 87.7612
    parents who will serve as excellent resources to help aid in
    your decision.
                                                                                               email info@ahtinteriors.com
                                                                                   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
                                                                   DECEMBER 2008
                    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
                                                 Joy Turner
                                                 Peggy Vine
                                                 Shirley Weinberg
                                                 Anne Windholz




                                                                                       December 2008 SHOFAR 17
  TREAT YOURSELF THIS HANUKKAH.
  HAIRFREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

  MEMBERS OF TEMPLE EMANU-EL NOW
  RECEIVE 30% OFF ALL LASER HAIR
  REMOVAL & AESTHETIC SERVICES
  Complimentary Massage Membership ($180 value)
  with Package Purchase. Member massage is
  $35 per 60 minutes.




 LASER HAIR REMOVAL | SKIN REJUVENATION & TIGHTENING | PCA SKIN PEELS                      R



     WRINKLE REDUCTION | CELLULITE REDUCTION & BODY CONTOURING

         Please contact Elissa Camera at
    678.525.9042 or elissa@trinitymember.com.

              5% will be donated back to
                 TEMPLE EMANU-EL
                  trinitymember.com


       TRINITY AT FOUNTAIN OAKS | 4920 ROSWELL RD, SUITE 10 | ATLANTA, GA 30342 | 404.477.5100
THE SHOPS OF DUNWOODY | 5500 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD, SUITE 5A | DUNWOODY, GA 30338 | 678.209.2000
                                        one!
                              hey ’re G
                         re Tr
                     Befoe fo
                ets tim
            Tickst in K A H !
  uy R affle Ju A N U
B              CH
                                     Ente
                                       to r
                                     win!
    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:
                rdickinson@temple-emanuel.net (404.217.4331)
                        $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
  $300 interior Design Consultation by international Award Winning
                        Allison havill Todd interiors
                        PRiZES COMiNG iN WEEKLY!                       November 2008 SHOFAR 19
                                                                                        Go ne!
                             The y’re
                        fore or
                    s Beme f
               cketin ti A H !
           e TiJust
B uy Raffl          AN UK       See Page 19 for
                CH                 details...



Chanukah
December 2008 • Kislev 5769
SERVICES AND PROGRAMS                                                                 Non-Profit
                                                                                     U.S. Postage
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.
                                                      Dated Material
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.




                                                      www.te-atl.com

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:190
posted:7/26/2011
language:English
pages:20