Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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children, the congregation and the Jewish People. Additionally, our
From the children, the choir, our Shabbat band, will all participate in creating a
Shabbat Service to remember. Under the direction of Randi Sher our
Rabbi schools have reassumed their leadership role in the South Bay and
beyond. Recently our Religious School received a grant from the Bureau
of Jewish Education for its innovative “Ezra” program, allowing special
needs children to be “main streamed.”
“If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem!”
Steven L. Silver, Rabbi Why do we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the
State of Israel, and the excellence of our Jewish Educational endeavors
on the same night? Without question the re-establishment of a third
Jewish State in 1948 was one of the most unlikely events to have ever
This month Jews all over the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of taken place in human history. A decade earlier synagogues, Jewish
the establishment of the State of Israel. On Friday, May 9th, 800 Reform schools and businesses all over Germany lay in charred ruins
Congregations in North America will celebrate Israel’s Independence. As foreshadowing the eventual destruction of 80% of European Jewry.
part of our celebration we are honored to partner with the Jewish Who among us had the foresight in the dark years of Nazi terror to
Federation in hosting the prominent Israeli jurist, Jonathan Livny, past foresee the establishment of a Jewish State? Yet anyone who is familiar
president of the Progressive (Reform) Movement in Israel, former chief with our beliefs knows that no amount of suffering will ever deter us as
judge in the West Bank and frequent commentator for international a People from our faith in God, Torah and our attachment to the Land
news organizations. Mr. Livny will address the community at the gala of Israel. And who are our partners in transmitting that faith to our
Israel themed Shabbat dinner which follows the 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat children? Our teachers, bless them. Which is what we will do, with your
Shabbat Service honoring our teaching staff. Reservations for the dinner help, on Friday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m.
are currently being accepted in the office.
At 6:30 p.m. that same evening we will pay tribute to our Religious Steven L. Silver, Rabbi
School and Tuvia pre-school faculty for their faithful service to our
2008 Summer Spectacular Gala
Saturday Evening, May 24, 2008, 6:00pm
Arty Bailey Les & Nora Latner Nancy Hirsch
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Schedule of From the
Synagogue Services PRESIDENT
May 2 & 3 Wendy Wengrow,
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time ...................................................... 7:20 p.m. President
Tot Shabbat Service ........................................................................ 6:30 p.m. Dear Friends,
Shabbat Morning Service.............................................................. 10:00 a.m. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank
Torah Portion..................................................................................Kedoshim Temple members Felice Zoota-Lucero, Cathleen Richland, Ann
Bar Mitzvah of Cameron Rosenberg Gotthoffer, Les Latner and his barbecue crew, their committee
Son of Jon & Karen Rosenberg
members, families, friends and supporters for providing a day of
fun, games and delicious food for our celebration of the Jewish
May 9 & 10 holiday of Purim. Kudos to Erika Robinson and Lisa Krouse who
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time ...................................................... 7:25 p.m. organized the Adult Purim party and Andrea Witkin, Carol Chudy,
Shabbat Service & Teacher Appreciation................................... 6:30 p.m. and Michelle Dean who chaired on the Purim basket fundraiser.
Community Shabbat Dinner with guest speaker Jonathan Livny These Temple leaders donated their time, money and energy so
Shabbat Morning Service.............................................................. 10:00 a.m. that we could gather together as a community to meet and
Torah Portion.......................................................................................... Emor greet old and new friends and socialize with clergy and staff.
Bat Mitzvah of Emily Fogel Every person who works for the betterment of Temple Menorah
Daughter of David & Penny Fogel is a blessing unto us all.
May 16 & 17 Temple Menorah members are invited to attend the
Annual Congregational Meeting on Thursday, May
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time ...................................................... 7:31 p.m.
Neshamah Shabbat Service............................................................ 7:30 p.m.
29 th at 7:30 pm. Agenda items include approval of
the 2008/09 budget, election of four two-year
Shabbat Morning Service ............................................................ 10:00 a.m. trustees, and a brief State of the Temple report. The
Torah Portion..........................................................................................Behar Nominating Committee has proposed that Ruth
Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Heimov Parisse Blumfield, Bob Hoffman, Frank Reddick, and Hilda
Son of Jeffrey Parisse & Leslie Heimov
Weintraub be elected as two-year trustees. Members
Bat Mitzvah of Kimberly Rose Spicker in good standing (current with dues obligations) will
Daughter of Aaron & Merrill Spicker be able to vote. Please mark your calendars and plan
May 23 & 24 Our Annual Gala will be held on Saturday evening, May 24th.
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time ...................................................... 7:36 p.m. This year we are honoring members Nancy Hirsch and Nora and
Get-Away Service............................................................................ 6:30 p.m. Les Latner, who have been consistent supporters of our
Shabbat Morning Service ............................................................ 10:00 a.m. synagogue and programs, and dedicated Tuvia teacher Arty
Torah Portion................................................................................Bechukotai Bailey. The Gala is our major fundraiser for the year and a silent
auction is being planned as part of the event.
May 30 & 31 I look forward to greeting you at the Gala, the Annual Meeting,
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time ...................................................... 7:40 p.m. and at services.
Shabbat Service ................................................................................ 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Morning Service.............................................................. 10:00 a.m.
Tribute to David Bindler
Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Materman
Son of Michael & Jennifer Materman
May B’Nai Mitzvah
Cameron Rosenberg Emily Fogel Jacob Heimov Parisse Kimberly Spicker Joshua Materman
May 3 May 10 May 17 May 31
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From the Muse on the move
Cantor In April we started reading chapter 1 in the novel
and chapter 1 in the Experiential Guide and will
Counting the Omer... continue to do so each month as we go through the
Didi Thomas, Cantor "Insights" together - learning how to become
spiritual in our daily lives and actualizing the
This month of May finds us deep in the midst of counting the Omer (a
messages that are here for us to enjoy in this
biblical commandment to count the days between the second day of
Passover and Shavuot - 49 days - our freedom from slavery and our beautiful, bountiful world God has given us!
receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai).
It is not too late to join in - (but if you wait too long it
might be!) Call Andrea Witkin at (310) 316-8444 or
Hopefully, if we cleaned out the chametz (literally or symbolically)
speak with me ASAP!
from our houses (or souls) we would be freed from that which
enslaves us and really ready to receive God's divine plan for how we
should live our lives and conduct ourselves. We would bring an Choir Rehearsals have moved to Thursdays!!
offering of barley (an omer) to the Sacred Temple, going on later to If you love to sing, we meet from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
bring offerings of our harvest, thus linking the two festivals of Passover
and Shavuot together. Band will meet on Wednesdays - please call our
Musical Director Dan Spector (310) 316-8444 for
We will celebrate Shavuot in June this year, so for now I encourage
everyone to count your blessings; Look around and take stock of your information!
life / the people you love /who love you, and the gifts freedom has
bestowed upon you. As we tend to the harvest of our lives, getting Hard to believe but High Holy Day rehearsals will
ready to offer up to God our measure of gratitude, take stock of what begin in June!.Be a part of the Music of Temple
you have to be thankful for and where you are best meant to continue Menorah!!
to share and cultivate your offerings of the heart, soul, and physical
See you there!
When our souls are clear of ego, pride and self-doubt we can open up
to the “messages” present here for us in our encounters with others
and within the amazing world we live in to be able to live life more
fully and experience the joy God truly divines for us.
For the next 9 months (in the Rosenberg Senior Center) we will
embark on a journey through the spiritual “Insights” of the Celestine
Prophecy (see muse box for more info). We will give birth to new
possibilities of wonder as we learn to identify the messages we are Memorial Tribute
meant to receive to open up new vistas of spirituality on the horizon
of our lives. Ultimately, all paths lead home, so we will take these
“Insights”, apply them to Judaism, and our personal sacred encounter.
There are many different roads which lead to the Divine – just as we
made pilgrimage to our holy Temple within this time between Passover
and Shavuot, we can do so within our own selves if we ask where our
gifts are best able to be of service and how we can be useful and filled
If you sing, please join our choir, we need your voice to help elevate all
our souls. We begin High Holy Day rehearsals in June - come join us?
If you play an instrument – our band needs you!
On Friday, May 16th we have our Neshamah Service preceded by our
heart warming pot-luck dairy dinner at 6:00 p.m. sharing our light and
Spirituality together with the gift of food and fellowship; This is rapidly Please join us for a special Tribute to the
becoming a special sort of Chaverah, an intimate gathering!
life of David Bindler, percussionist and
We have 2 opportunities this month to honor individuals who know
how to share their gifts; At our Gala we celebrate Les & Nora Latner, composer extraordinaire. This Shabbat
Nancy Hirsch and Arty Bailey with our Summer Spectacular and, on service will include a number of musical
the 5th Shabbat, we will celebrate the music of our dearly departed
percussionist David Bindler (with a special tribute by Dan Spector). compositions written by David and
What a glorious month of festive Shabbatot and communal performed by our Za’Atar band.
gatherings! We as a community have such abundance to share!
This service will begin at 7:30pm, Friday, May 30th.
~ Wishing continued love, blessing & light, Cantor Didi ~
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with all of the database information currently in our system for
From the your review. Please help us keep our records accurate by
correcting any errors and returning the form to us in the
Executive temple office. Additionally, we have also taken the time to
automatically promote your child(ren) to the next year in
Director Religious School. Please review this as well and notify us if
there are any changes. All students attending Religious School
Robin Franko, are required to have their registration and medical release
Executive Director forms returned to the Religious school office by July 1st. Thank
you for your help and support in returning your forms to us in
Dear Friends, a timely fashion!
With the arrival of May and springtime, comes the promise of What else is going on at Temple Menorah in the next couple of
new growth from every direction. We have been blessed to months you ask? May is a HUGE month of activities with many
welcome many new families into the Temple Menorah bar/bat mitzvahs, a celebration of our wonderful teachers and
community since January as well as many new faces to the Tuvia Israel’s 60th (May 9th), our phenomenal Gala which will dazzle
community. I fully anticipate that our growth will continue as and entertain you (May 24), our annual congregational meeting
Temple Menorah continues to provide exciting and stimulating (May 29th) followed by a special tribute service in memory of
programs to meet the needs of our entire community. Please David Bindler, our talented percussionist, who passed away last
help us welcome our new friends with a warm greeting when you month at the young age of 41(May 30th). More information on
see a new face at services or around our facility. Temple each of these events can be found throughout this issue of the
Menorah has gained the reputation of being a welcoming and Menorah Message.
hospitable community because of you, our wonderful and caring
members! Thank you for your continued support of Temple Menorah. I
look forward to seeing all of you at some point during this
And speaking of membership… yes, we are approaching that month!!!
time of year for our annual membership renewal. Before the end
of the month each of you will receive your membership renewal B’Shalom,
packet. Inside this packet we have taken the time to provide you Robin
You are invited to the Ordination Save the Date!!
of our intern, Rabbi Alexandria Saturday, June 7th
Shuval-Weiner! at 10:00 AM
For a very special
Hebrew Union College
Jewish Institute of Religion Shabbat Service
recognizing our amazing
Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
Wilshire Blvd Temple volunteers and the
3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Please note: Photo ID is required for security purposes installation of the new
Celebration Luncheon at Temple Menorah Boards of Trustees for the
2:00 p.m. synagogue and
RSVP to Paola Hirsch at 310.316.8444 x 103 or
$36 includes lunch and a special gift for Rabbi Alex
“Jay and I would love to have you join us for this very special day.”
With much love
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Purim of the Caribbean
Here’s the Cap’n’s Report! The Adults Only Purim
Party on March 22, 2008, proved to be a rollickin’
good time, with 1) a treasure chest full of ruby &
emerald goodies, 2) our very own “Raffle Wench” &
3) a shotgun Irish Catholic wedding performed by
our very own Father Goldberg!
We had 12 foot tall skeletons manning the decks for
the not-so-Maiden Voyage of the Good Ship Temple
Menorah. Costumes were outrageous, with Marjie
“Calypso” Block, several Cap’n Jack Sparrows (Brian
Robinson, Mark Block, Gary LeBlanc), Cathie
Goldberg, the pregnant nun, & a giant pirate head
(Bonnie’s partner, Heidi) & The Clancy’s (who
really are married/preggers, tho Sean’s since made a
The Megillah was just as goofy with Pirate-speak,
jokes & drinks to those guessing punchlines! We
thank the following people for their generous help
and donations which made this such a successful
event: Cathleen & Scott Richland, Bob Schreibman,
Aaron Krouse (& kids!), Wendy Wengrow, Gina
Clancy, Tom & Marcie Carpenter, Brian Robinson
(& kids!), DJ Darren, Rabbi Silver, Cantor Didi,
Rick Muller, Paola Hirsch, Rose Pierce, Robin
Franko, Francisco, Rosario, & Gaston! Last (not
least!) Debbie Kowalewski who was absolutely
crucial in helping get out invitations! Finally, we are
so grateful for each other - I could not do it without
Lisa & I know she dittos that…so your party
wenches are walking the plank for now! We look
forward to keeping the tradition going!
Ahoy, Mateys, til next year…Erika Snow
Robinson, the Black Hearted Wench and
Lisa Krouse, the Fair Haired Wench
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honoring our very own Arty Bailey for her contribution to Tuvia and
From the Temple Menorah. Hope you will all be joining us to celebrate her 18th
year of teaching our children at Tuvia.
director of Tuvia registration for the fall is well underway and our classes are filling
fast. Please turn in your registration materials as soon as possible as
education class size is limited and we do not want anyone to be disappointed. For
more information or to request registration materials please contact
Tara at 310-316-8997 or Tkhetani@templemenorah.org.
Director of Education Tot Shabbat this month will be on May 2nd when our two and three
After Passover the year seems to move in warp speed. This year is no year old classes will be participating and we will be celebrating Israel
exception and we are very busy finishing our school year. If you have pride. We start at 6:00 pm with dinner and a craft and services begin at
not yet made summer plans for your children I urge you to consider a 6:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP please contact Stephanie
camp experience. Informal experiences like these are important in our Dreyer at Stephanie_dreyer@yahoo.com. Our last Tot Shabbat for
children’s Jewish education as they allow for an experiential form of the year will be our pre-Shavuot Shabbat on June 2nd.
learning. We are fortunate to have an amazing camp here at Temple The last KNO for the year will be on May 17th. Our last few months
Menorah and there are also opportunities at sleep away camps (with have been busy so be sure to register early and not be left out. Call
first timer grants available!) as well. Please come and talk to me if you Tara in the Tuvia office for more information or to register.
would like more information on any of these programs.
Please mark your calendars for two special dates in June. Sunday June
At our Community Shabbat Dinner and Service on Friday, May 9th we 1st is our end of the year Tuvia picnic and Friday June 13th will be
will be celebrating Israel and our wonderful teachers. We are our Tuvia Graduation and luncheon. We hope you will be joining us
privileged to have such a superb group of people working with our for both of these programs. More information and invitations will be
children in both Tuvia and our Religious School. Please join with us as coming soon.
we honor both of our fabulous faculties!
We are fortunate to be able to provide so many educational
Our Confirmation Class is still busy with their recycling project. Thank opportunities, both formal and informal, to our children. I thank you
you to everyone for all the donations you have brought to the for the opportunity to work and learn with these exceptional students.
synagogue. The students have four drop off boxes for rinsed cans or The children are fortunate to be part of such a caring and nurturing
bottles and appreciate your continued support. community.
CAMP MENORAH B’shalom,
Enrollment is open for the summer and spots are filling fast. Please be Randi
sure to turn your forms in quickly so that you will not be left out of the
fun! The program has changed and there are many new opportunities
along with your old favorites. Contact Daniel at 310-951-4348 or
Camp@templemenorah.org for more information or questions.
Save the Date!
Confirmation of Our
Our 8th and 9th graders will be participating in the last Arachim
program for the year in an overnight on May 3rd and 4th. They will be
spending the night here at Temple Menorah and participating in
activities about Israel with students from three other synagogues in the
South Bay. 10th Grade Class
Our last Junior Congregation of the year will be on May 31st. All Sunday June 8th, 2008
Religious School Families are encouraged to join as Rabbi Alex
facilitates this wonderful learning service with us. Our third and
fourth grade students will be participating in song and prayer.
Our last day of Religious School will be Sunday, June 8th. We will
again be ending the year with an assembly for both students and
parents at 11:30 am. Please come and see what we have been
learning this year. All of our Religious School students will be
Don’t forget Confirmation also on Sunday evening, June 8th. We
will be celebrating Shavuot and the giving of the Ten Commandments
as we confirm our 10th grade students. This is a wonderful class and we
look forward to their thoughts and ideas. Please join us at the
Community Shavuot Dinner preceding Confirmation. It will be a very
During Shabbat services on Friday June 13th we will have Siyyum for
our 7th grade class. Our students will participate in the service as we Service
mark their transition from our Religious School program to Academy 7:00 p.m.
and the beginning of their preparation for Confirmation.
TUVIA TIDBITS See the enclosed Quick & Easy registration form for reservations
On Saturday, May 24th we will be celebrating our Gala and
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From our Tuvia
Join us for the last Arachim program consultant
of the year!
This is the one you were waiting for… Early Childhood Consultant
Don’t miss it! Gee, All Those Kids Seem to do is Play
May 3 & 4, 2008! Yes, children here at Tuvia do play a lot… 75 to 90 minutes per
session. During this time a lot is gong on. They are:
• Meeting friends
• Playing with toys
• Exploring how things work
• Looking at books
• Listening to music
• Pouring and measuring in the sand box
• Having different experiences in a mostly child group
situation vs. a mostly adult situation
• Having cooperative play experiences
• Learning to share the adults’ attention
• Learning social skills needed to play games and make friends
• Building with materials that may not be available at home
In anticipation of Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel • Using “messy” art materials in a space provided for
Independence Day), we will spend the night at experimentation
Temple Menorah and experience Israel! • Trying on different personalities with different clothing
• Becoming independent
MEET: Saturday, May 3rd
at Temple Menorah @ 9:00 p.m • Comparing and contrasting different experiences
• Learning from others while broadening their horizons
PICK UP: Sunday, May 4th @ 2:00 p.m.
Sleepover at Temple Menorah, with your SO YOU SEE, WHAT LOOKS LIKE PLAY IS REALLY HARD
friends from the South Bay Area and be part WORK!
of this exciting program:
Hadavallah, Broomball, All-About-Israel, a FLUTE TEACHER AVAILABLE for individual or
scavenger hunt, and of course, yummy kosher group lessons. From beginners to advanced, from
food & snacks! preschool to adult ... I can get you started on
recorder or flute. If you've ever wanted to play the
flute to develop your tone, style, and confidence,
PLEASE RSVP to Randi Sher give me a call and lets talk ($25/hr).
by April 27 @ 310.316.8444 or
Randi@templemenorah.org Craig Levine, CA Credentialed Teacher
Cost of the activity: $50
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Annual From the Senior
Congregational Center Director
Meeting Morgan Land, Director
Rosenberg Senior Center
The May calendar is filled with cultural and spiritual experiences
Thursday, May 29, 2008 for any one fifty-five or older! Here is a brief overview of our May
7:30 p.m. - in the Garden Room events. For more information please consult our Temple Menorah
website or contact Andrea at extension 125 for a complete listing.
Agenda items include: Rabbi John Borak of Temple Ner Maraav in Encino has had quite a
• 2008-09 Budget Presentation circuitous route to the pulpit. Born Christian with forays into
Roman Catholicism and even Native American mysticism, Rabbi
• Election of four two-year Trustees Borak's decision to become a Jewish leader was one steeped in
Nominees: Ruth Blumfield, Bob Hoffman, Frank deep soul searching. Join us on May 7th as Rabbi Borak opens our
Reddick, Hilda Weintraub slate of May speakers with his unique insight into interfaith issues.
• State of the Temple report. For those of you who were able to join Rabbi Silver for his talk on
India join us on May 14th as the Rabbi delves deeper into the
cultural and religious odyssey that is India in the second part of his
Refreshments will be served talk on his trip last year. The Rabbi will be showing slides and
telling stories of his adventures.
Besides providing resources to cultural happenings in the Los
Angeles area, the Rosenberg Center has been aiming to expand its
spiritual opportunities. I am pleased to announce that our very
Tot Shabbat own Cantor Didi will continue her once monthly "Spirituality in
Practice" class with an intensive study of James Redfield's "The
Celestine Prophecy." Facilitated by Cantor Didi and using a
Friday, May 2th workbook created by the author, the class will explore each of the
(1st Friday of every month) "nine insights" that have helped guide millions towards spiritual
growth. (Please contact Andrea in the Senior Center Office for
Show Your more information about the workbook). I am also excited to
announce that Chaplain Bonnie Leopold will be continuing her
Jewish Pride! "Healing Through Torah" group, providing our seniors with a unique
connection to Torah as a resource to spiritual and physical well-
6:00 p.m.: Dinner and Children’s Craft Our cultural calendar in May is highlighted with a private tour of
Kosher style Shabbat chicken dinner with kid friendly option the famed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena on May 21st. The
Norton Simon Houses the greatest collection of impressionistic
RSVP required by Tuesday, April 29 paintings in Los Angeles and our group will be offered a unique
In Tot Shabbat box at Temple, downstairs experience to tour the collection before the Museum opens to the
on the wall next to the Tuvia office or to Stephanie public. (Space on this tour will be limited so please make your
Dreyer (Stephanie_Dreyer@yahoo.com) reservations with Andrea ASAP.) Mondays in May will continue to
$15/Adult, $5/Child (12 and under) be our film study days as we explore the craft of the actor in a
study of Dustin Hoffman's work and a screening of the 1979 classic
$20/adult, $10/child for RSVPs "Kramer vs. Kramer." We will also study the film life of Steven
received after April 1 Spielberg to be highlighted by a field trip to see Harrison Ford in
the new "Indiana Jones" film the Monday after its initial release. It's
6:30 p.m.: Children’s Service been twenty years since the last Indiana Jones, a seminal work of
An Oneg and Storytime will immediately follow the service. Spielberg that has influenced action movies to this very day.
Please bring a dessert for 8-10 people to share.
Make your reservations today!
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ROSENBERG SENIOR CENTER
See the enclosed calendar for full details.
Speaker: Bonnie Leopold: “Healing Rituals for Seniors”
/ Chair Yoga / Art Talk in Focus: Van Gogh and
Picasso / Film Screening: Emmy Award Winning
Series: “Simon Schama’s Power of Art”, including the
series on Van Gogh and Picasso
Speaker: Rabbi John Borak: “Traveling a Twisted
Road to Judaism” / Computer Users Group with Bob
Feldman / Memoir Writing / Jazzercise
Film Lecture: “The Life and Times of Martin Scorsese”
/ Chair Yoga / Film Screening: “Raging Bull”
Speaker: Rabbi Steven Silver: “My Odyssey to India
Part II” / Film Lecture and Screening: "The
Children's Hour" / Jazzercise
Film Lecture: The Actor’s Greatest Challenge:
“Playing Yourself” The Films of Dustin Hoffman. / Film
Discussion and Screening: “Kramer vs. Kramer”
Field Trip: Norton Simon Museum
Tour Price: $25 includes Transportation, Lunch and
Private Tour of the Impressionist/Modern collection
SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 23
Film Lecture: Painting the Landscape: “The Seminal
Film Noir” / Chair Yoga / Film Discussion and
Screening: “Double Indemnity”
Speaker: Estie Bienstock RN: “The Normalcy Of
Growing Older” / Spirituality with Cantor Didi /
Chapter Two: “Celestine Prophecy” (The Novel and
the Experiential Guide) / Memoir Writing / Jazzercise
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Message from the President: Here it is already May, and we in Sisterhood are eagerly looking forward to our May 4 Pre-
Mother's Day Luncheon with author Arlene Blum. She is sure to lift our awareness to a higher level. The new slate for the
Sisterhood Board has been prepared, and it is wonderful to see some new "faces" on this list. We are thrilled to have younger
ladies become actively involved on the Sisterhood Board. Voting for the slate will take place on May 4. We are eager to hear their
ideas and share in their energy. We are sure to have a very enthusiastic and dynamic 2008-2009. Happy Mother's Day to you all.
Love and Shalom, Saundra
UPCOMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES
Sunday, May 4 The Second Annual
Installation of the Temple Menorah Sisterhood
Speaker/Author Program & Lunch Sisterhood Officers
with Arlene Blum at 1 PM Women’s Retreat
Author of Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life Shabbat Service November 14 - 16
$12.00 payable in advance Saturday, June 7
Contact Cathleen: firstname.lastname@example.org Save the Date!
to see if space is available.
Watch for your
General Meeting at 3 PM
Voting for Officers
No charge to attend the meeting Information
Nominations for the 2007 – 2008 Board of Trustees Thanks to all the Purim
President: Cathleen Richland Volunteers, including:
Membership VP’s: Lori Ernster & Pat Hoffman
Program VP: Ann Gotthoffer
Ways and Means VP’s: Shirley Kaufman & Lynn Shall Cathleen & Scott, Lori, Madeline, Elaine B.,
Library, Education & Religious Activities VP’s: Mark, & Saundra, Jann, Carol, Debbie,
Marisol Blystone & Lynn Schubert Barbara, Bonnie, Steven & Jeri, Esther,
Treasurer: Marcia Spanier Jennifer, Elaine P., Miriam, Kim, Bill, Marcia,
Financial Secretary: Judy London & Jann Segal
Corresponding Secretary: Pat Alexander & Addie Millman Pat, Carla, Roberta, Trish, Judy, Faith,
Recording Secretary: Saundra Reichard Wendy W., Kristl & Sierra, Wendy &
Historian: Faith Goldman Marissa, Shirley, Kristine & Evan…
Parliamentarian: Saundra Reichard
Chaplain: Bonnie Leopold
Shop hours are Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM - 12 noon or by appointment.
Call Candi Olit for Judaica Shop Appointment at 310- 540-2356 or 944-0276 ~ email@example.com
Next Sisterhood Board Meeting ~ Wednesday, May 7 at 9:30 AM
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May Yahrzeits May Yahrzeits Continued
May 1 Jerry Latner May 30 Milka Radmanovich
Jules Fink May 17 Avram Fischer Jacob Flox
Martin Siegel Irving Berliner Baila Fischer May 31
Col. Bernard Wasserman Jacqueline Safdeye David Fischer Sally Smith
Charles Konell Gertrude Dennis Shlomo Mordechi Fischer Sylvia Egar
Meyer Elkin Lucille Ellen Dennis Toba Fischer Hilda Stein
May 2 Bertha Rubell Sam Farber
Max Eizenwasser Louis Kahan
Zelda Fink Mollie Lieber Happy Birthday to our
Andre Redyk Jacqueline Safdeye
May 3 Patricia Gail Rodner Members!
Jacob Jacobson Enrique Frankel (If your name is missing, please let us know at 310-316-8444)
May 4 May 18 May 2008
Leita Nobil Herman Krouse 1 Mrs. Miriam Erps 17 Carly Eizenwasser
May 5 Manny Steinfeld 1 Jesse Silver 17 Sierra Holtz
Ben Alpern May 19 1 Gabriel White 17 Jamilah Watson-Lewis
Isadore Friedman Rose Baum 2 Miriam Eizenwasser 18 Louise Becker
Philip Fink Israel Baum 2 Mariana Gitomer 18 Olympia Tetenbaum
Bernice Budney-Primer David J. Weinblatt 2 Les Latner 18 Felice Zoota-Lucero
William Mirell David Rosenkrantz 4 Joan Roth 19 Brooke Lefton
May 6 Donald Patrick Shannon 4 Maxwell Tetenbaum 20 Walter Koch
Louis Senturia Janet Silverstein 5 Lauren Kim-Zaro 21 Alexander Birnbaum
Rachel Grohman Pearl Esensten 5 Kayleigh Lopez 21 Marc Rosenthal
May 7 May 20 6 Jessica Britton 21 Miles Schubert
Jack Cohen Syd Goetz Reichman 6 Glenn Quan 21 Peter Wagreich
Freda Lecach Jean Kasun 6 Ilana Tidus 23 Susanne Heim
Marty Philipson Ella Schwartz 7 Dorothea Rosen 23 Hayden Johnson
Maurice Stein May 21 8 Cameron Penn 23 Carl Wagreich
Nathan Roth James Perkins 8 Michael Wagreich 24 Mildred Beristain
May 8 May 22 9 Nancy Hirsch 24 Jackson Cooper
Gene Gould Eleanor Alpert 9 Elan Mualem 24 Ariel Peterson
Joseph Jacobs Ida E. McNichol 10 Joel Binder 25 Steve Chudy
Marcos Resnisky Victor Vidal (Ruben) Hasson 10 Meryl Braudo 25 Rachel Majors
Jacob Rosenkrantz Ethel Florence Glazer Haffer 10 Melanie Farkash 25 Brandon Rice
May 9 Bertha W. Tisius 10 Josie Penn 25 Sabrina Rice
Gerald Peterson May 23 10 Randi Sher 26 Joshua Birnbaum
Gussie Zoota Evelyn Levine 10 Danielle Silkes 26 Adam Grossman
May 10 Leo Silberman 11 Allen Shupps 27 Sharon Abaud
Isidor Cohen Leo Schmittke 11 Sophia Skurnick 27 Ian Rosenberg
Necha Levin May 25 12 Donna Dietz 28 John Bronstein
David Itzkovitz Harriett Berliner 12 Shirley Falk 28 Brent Donato
May 11 Rebecca Benjamin 13 Corey Newman 28 Jay Gample
Consuelo Najera Joseph Goldberg 14 Sydne Morrison 28 Constance Mirell
David Goldin May 26 15 Myriam Liberman 29 Samuel Gample
Gary Wengrow Harriette Ezratty Doyle 15 Sami Mualem 29 Kenneth Goussak
May 12 Abraham David Perelmuter 15 Marcia Spanier 29 Ted Rosenberg
Natalia Gonzalez Joel Cooper 16 Jordan Lewis 30 Alisa Bronstein
Sidney Dworkin May 27 16 Lee Zaro 31 Alvin Becker
Sylvia Kole Arthur Phillip Greenspan 17 Elisa Donato 31 Howard Korman
May 13 Marian Koosed
Irving November Don Kreitzman Happy Anniversary
Dennis Stone May 28
May 14 Jack Ezratty To Our Members!
(If you do not see your name, please call the office)
Betty Musicant Celia Buchalter
Ellie Grauman Loris Levy May
Jack Rubin May 29 6 John & Adrienne Schugel 28 Loren & Elaine Blumberg
May 15 Charlotte Goldberg 11 Loren & Nancy Silbert 28 Dave & Stephanie Dreyer
Jashka Grabb Fannie Lincoln 29 Jeffery & Gail LeVee
13 Carl & Edna Wagreich
Annie Schwartz Dave Edleman
14 Richard & Chris Mink 30 Gary & Marci Eizenwasser
Rob Kling Regina Edleman
15 Frank Reddick & Julie Kaufer 30 Stuart Levine & Donna
Maureen Soll Dora Goldman
17 Tom & Marcie Carpenter Richey
May 16 Rietta Katten Levy
Tybor Stein Earl Reed 21 Jonathan Frey & Gail Rodkin 30 Paul & Lisa Waldman
Kurt Gotschwager Delores Elkins 23 Michael & Jennifer Materman 31 Bruce & Ruth Blumfield
Lottie Kaufman Nathan Roubitchek 26 Clifford & Diane Sharyn Numark 31 Mitchell & Sharon Levine
12 Menorah Message
THE CONGREGATION APPRECIATES THE THOUGHTFULNESS OF THOSE WHO REMEMBER AND
HONOR THEIR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Continuing Education FUND Wishes for good health and a speedy
recovery to Dan Ezratty, from Pat
Julie Kaufer & Frank Reddick, in memory of David Tisius, in memory of his borther-in-law,
Alexander, Dale & Howard Korman, Saundra &
Julie’s sister-in-law, Caroline Kaufer Richard J. Polakoff
Mark Reichard and Carla Bradford
Sanford & Gail Teicher, in memory of Rosenberg Senior center FUND Wishes for a speedy recovery to Rabbi
Sanford’s father, Ben Teicher Florence Steiner and the Zbriger family, in Leon Kahane, from Dolores & Nelson
Tillie Markman & Sandra Lincoln, in memory memory of Sydney Abelson Torres, Joy & Bob Feldman, Faith Goldman,
of Tillie’s sister, Rona Smith
PRayer Book FUND Dale & Howard Korman, Judy & Ed London and
Stan Greengard, in memory of his father,
Jean Adelsman, in memory of her mother, Carla Bradford
Beatrice Adelsman Condolences to Dr. Robert Taubman, on
Ellie Preston Reed, in memory of her father,
the loss of his wife, Cel, from Essie Farber
Charles Pinski SISTERHOOD TRIBUTES
Condolences to Barbara Stokes, on the
Rick Muller, in memory of Myrna Goldman & Mazel Tov to Pearl Gold, on her 75th loss of her father, Martin Miller, from
David Bindler Birthday, from Candi & Tim Olit, Pat & Bob Saundra & Mark Reichard, Marcia Spanier, Joy &
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund Hoffman, Cathleen & Scott Richland, Saundra Bob Feldman, Faith Goldman, Pat Alexander,
Andrea and Glenn Lawrence in honor of & Mark Reichard, Carla Bradford, Corey & Jann Segal, Dale & Howard Korman, Cathleen &
David Bindler Jeff Newman, Pat Alexander, Jann Segal, Scott Richland, Ann Gotthoffer
Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Tricia Margolis, Judy Condolences to Robert & Susan Abelson,
& Ed London, Ann Gotthoffer, Essie Farber on the loss of Robert’s father, Sidney
Michael Goldman, in memory of Ronald and Marcia Spanier Abelson, from Ann Gotthoffer
Goldman Mazel Tov to Mickey & Irv Rodner, on Condolences to David & Sara Rice, on the
Robert & Judith Keller, in memory of Robert the birth of their first great-grandchild, loss of David’s father, Philip Rice, from
Goldman from Joy & Bob Feldman, Mim Rivo, Pat Lori Eizenwasser Lawrence, Miriam & Dave
Ernest & Janet Neu, in memory of their Alexander, Judy & Ed London, Candi & Tim Eizenwasser, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Joy & Bob
family and thank you for thinking of them Olit, Saundra & Mark Reichard, Carla Feldman
during Purim Bradford and Marcia Spanier Condolences to Myrna Goldman, on the
Helen Reagin, in memory of Ronald Goldman Mazel Tov to Patricia Margolis, on the loss of her husband, Ronald Goldman,
Bee Biegun Shtulman, in memory of Ronald marriage of her son, David, from Carla from Miriam & Dave Eizenwasser, Marcia
Goldman Bradford, Lynn & Roy Schubert, Dale & Spanier
Paul & Diana Ginsburg, in memory of Ronald Howard Korman and Shirley & Hal Kaufman Condolences to Chuck & Anna Greenberg,
Goldman Mazel Tov to Imi & Ken Silver, on the on the loss of their brother-in-law, Sid
Sheldon & Sandy Salinger, in memory of Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Jacob Sloven, from Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Dolores
Ronald Goldman Nastaskin, from Mim Rivo, Shirley & Hal & Nelson Torres
Franklin & Harriet Weiss, in memory of Kaufman and Joy & Bob Feldman
Ronald Goldman Wishes for successful treatment to For information regarding Sisterhood
BERNIE SPANIER MEMORIAL Roberta Cohen, , from Judy & Ed London, Tributes or to send a Tribute, please call
L’ATIDENU FUND Candi & Tim Olit, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Marcia Spanier at 310-378-3156
Jean Adelsman, in memory of her mother, Faith Goldman, Jann Segal, Tricia Margolis
Beatrice Adelsman and Marcia Spanier
Dolores Torres, in memory of her mother, Wishes for a speedy recovery to Elaine
Rose Santucci Porzucki, , Faith Goldman, Pat Alexander,
Tanya & Bill Flanzbaum, in memory of Ronald Tricia Margolis, Candi & Tim Olit, Shirley &
Goldman Hal Kaufman, Jann Segal, Judy & Ed London,
Geraldine Ridgway and Judy & Art Levine, in Cathleen & Scott Richland, Ann Gotthoffer
memory of their cousin, Ronald Goldman
Linnea Eades, in memory of Ronald Goldman
Joe Katzelnick Social Action Fund
and Saundra & Mark Reichard
Wishes for a speedy recovery to Frances
Kurofsky, from Candi & Tim Olit, Cathleen
& Scott Richland, Ann Gotthoffer, Saundra &
Morleen Golub, in memory of her father, Ben
Mark Reichard, Carla Bradford, Marcia
Spanier, Shirley & Hal Kaufman, Faith
Friday, June 13th
Charles & Judy Kuperman, in memory of Goldman, Pat Alexander, Jann Segal, Tricia We will be marking the 7th grade
Charles’s mother, Jean Kuperman and Judy’s Margolis, Dale & Howard Korman, Judy & Ed
brother, Ricky Wasserman London and Lynn & Roy Schubert class transition from Religious
William & Muriel Berks, in memory of Wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna School to Academy and the official
William’s mother, Celia Berks Greenberg, from Marcia Spanier, Joy & Bob beginning of their Confirmation
Feldman, Imi & Ken Silver, Shirley & Hal
Flower & Landscape FUND
Kaufman, Pat Alexander, Judy & Ed London, preparation and study.
Patricia Hoffman, in memory of her mother, Saundra & Mark Reichard and Lynn & Roy
Grace Knight Schubert
Ben Kaufman Memorial Wishes for a speedy recovery to Diane
Services are at 7:30 p.m. and the
Scholarship FUND Scharfman, from Faith Goldman and students will be participating.
Ann Goldin, in memory of her mother, Rose Saundra & Mark Reichard
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Temple Menorah wishes a speedy recovery Temple Menorah and its members extend heartfelt
to the following people: condolences to the families of the following:
Gerry Belzer Jesse Britton Matilda Byrd Steve, Michael & Jeffrey Goldman, on the loss of
Roberta Cohen Mildred Cutter Samuel Czerny their mother Myrna Goldman
Alice Dewey Cleone Edwards Eli Ben Eileen Renee Sokolski, on the loss of her sister, Hannah
Shirley Falk Dean Freedman Stuart Ganz Burdman
Wendy Gardner Faith Goldman Amy Gussin
Sgt. Samuel Heron-Goldman Amy Gussin Michael Hollander Thank You
Gweneth Holtz Sandra Lincoln Benjamin Lopez
Marvin Musick Joe Newman Mike Oestreich Thank you so much to Rabbi Silver and members of Temple
Menorah for hosting our SCIC 55th Anniversary Annual
Marilyn Orzek Josie Penn Sheldon Pomerantz
Assembly in March.
Jennifer Lee Ramas Dodi Razel Don Richards
John Schugel Diane Scharfman Hinda Shamberg Your hospitality was wonderful and the facility, just right for
Lillian Shell Edwin Sher Roz Sher
Burt Shupps Florence Steiner Diane Thompson We very much appreciated all the work done by Robin
Jacob Witkin Leslie Spanier Wyant Robert Welter Franko in coordinating arrangements, as well as the musical
contributions of Cantor Didi Thomas and Dan Spector.
Temple Menorah welcomes its Thank you, too, to the caterers who prepared a most
newest members delicious dinner for us and to those, as well, who set up and
Reed & Tonya Gottesman & Cassidy
Everything went very smoothly!
Thank you, too for your own participation!
Arlene Blum Celebrate Life!
Rev. Ginny Wagener
at Temple Menorah Executive Director
Sunday, May 4th Thank you to all my dear friends at Temple Menorah for
at 1:00 PM the caring Tributes and well wishes sent to me during
my recent illness. I am slowly recovering.
With warmest regards ~
Arlene is an accomplished Rabbi Leon Kahane
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In hiker’s parlance, the person who
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students with their class project to
Her dramatic new memoir explores how
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ground-breaking scientific research. following dates:
Program includes lunch followed by multi-media presentation and
discussion. Don’t miss this special event sponsored by Temple Sunday May 4th – Bagels & Cream Cheese
$12 per person. Books will be available for purchase and Sunday May 18th – Bake Sale
For more information and space availability, contact Ann Sunday June 1st – Car Wash
Gotthoffer at 310 372-6939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chair Yoga Class
Now Offered Weekly!
Mondays 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Temple Menorah Garden Room
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Fee: $6.00 per class,
$36 for the first child $18 for each additional
or six sessions for $30 sibling Open to ag es 2 and up!
Experience the many benefits of yoga which include FINAL DATE OF THE YEAR!
increased mobility, flexibility and bone density, join us for
May 17, 2008
yoga where breath and movement create a balance of For more information call
body and mind. Meditation is used for calming the mind Tara at
while relieving stress and anxiety. (310) 316-8997 ext. 112
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This class brings together people with arthritis resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing, and
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increase flexibility and range of motion, and flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance using
improve muscle strength and posture. easy-to-follow movements.
Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m. Jazzercise meets at Temple Menorah on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Temple Menorah in Room 6.
To find out more about Jazzercise including pricing and
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Religious School & Tuvia
Friday, May 9th, 2008
5:45pm Appetizers and Israeli Dancing
6:30pm Shabbat Service with special performances from
the children and the choir
7:30pm Community Shabbat Dinner
8:10pm Featured Speaker - Mr. Jonathan Livny
$20 Adults $10 kids (2-12) Lower price for Families!!
Jonathan Livny has distinguished himself as an attorney and a noted Israeli wine
critic and columnist. His legal career has included being Attorney General of the
West Bank, President of the Court in Judea and Samaria, Assistant to the Minister
of Tourism, legal advisor to the Knesset and a representative of Israel in
See the enclosed Quick & Easy registration form for reservations