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temple beth el of boca raton march/april 2010 | adar-nisan-iyar 5770 Levin Rabbi D an and Aimee te Invi Are Proud To El Family eth Our Temple B Joy As Our Son ur To Share In O Aryeh Joshua rah Is Ca lled To The Toh tzva As A Bar Mi oshim arei Mot / Ked770 Shabbat Ach 10 – 10 Iyar, 5 April 24, 20 a.m. 10:30 sts Plea se Be Our Gue g Services owin At Kiddu sh Lunch Foll inkel at RS VP to Nina F tbeboca.org el@ (561) 3 14-2655 or nfink A Rite of Passage By RaBBi Dan Levin Thirteen years ago, when parents as they watch their to teach me. Aimee and I were still children lead and teach our Temple Beth El is a family, relatively new to Boca congregation. To see your it is our family, and so Aimee Raton and Temple Beth El, child standing in a very adult and I look forward to sharing we celebrated the birth of place, wearing some very this moment with all of you. our son. As anyone would adult clothes, speaking some As you saw on the cover expect, becoming a parent very adult words, and to think of The Chronicle, we are is a transformative moment. of the journey that led to honored to invite our entire Theoretically, as parents, we that moment is a powerful, congregational family to share are tasked with serving as awesome spiritual experience. in our joy when our son Ari teachers to our children. But But I must admit that celebrates becoming Bar in truth, I have taught Ari far privately, ever since I became Mitzvah on the bima where he less than he has taught me in a father, I often take a moment was named thirteen years ago. these last thirteen years. to wonder what it will be like Please join us for services on There is a wonderful passage in the Passover Haggadah that I love to study, that discusses our responsibility to retell the story of the Exodus each and every year. It relates that even if all of us were sages, wise and learned, that it would still be our responsibility to tell the story. No matter how much we think we know, no matter how many times we may have heard the story, each time is new, each time there is something different to learn. I am often asked if I ever tire of B’nai Mitzvah celebrations, and the answer is, no. I have shared in countless Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations with members of this congregation, when it’s my turn to watch April 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM, and and I must tell you that each my children. I wonder what be our guest for Kiddush lunch one is different; each one is I will say when I have the to follow. special in its own way. It is a opportunity to speak to my Please RSVP to my assistant singular honor and privilege son, to place the Torah into Nina Finkel at 561/314-2655 or to share in this spiritual his arms, to watch his hand e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org process with members of our guide the yad across the sacred so that we know how many congregational family, and parchment. It doesn’t matter to expect. We look forward to I deeply appreciate being how many hundreds of B’nai celebrating and learning with invited to share in that holy Mitzvah I’ve celebrated – my you on this special and holy intimacy. I love to sit next to son has something important day. Annual Giving Tzaddik (Righteous Person) Mr. & Mrs. Bernard N. Levi $5,000 - $9,999 Dr. & Mrs. Mark Licht Mr. & Mrs. Ed Burns Mr. & Mrs. Michael Manis Mrs. Natalie Pelavin Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Solomon $3,600 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Glenn I. Waldman Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Goldstein Bracha (Blessing) At Temple Beth El, anyone who dues commitment. Clearly, these Chai (Life) $100 - $249 wants to join and worship challenging economic times have $1,800 - $3,599 Mr. Stephen Barrow & Mr. Robert C. & Dr. Sheila Furr Ms. Janis Manley with us is able to come to our increased stress on everyone’s Dr. & Mrs. John Rubin Mr. Philip Berman Temple regardless of financial budget, and the Temple too is Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Brauser Chacham (Wise Person) circumstances. This is possible struggling to do more with less. $1,000 - $1,799 Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Brown because a fundamental part of the It is a time when the comfort of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Feder Mr. & Mrs. Harold Bishins Dr. Jerome A. & Mrs. Anne Gold TBE philosophy is to be welcoming membership becomes even more Commander Philip Lorber Mr. Kevin Homer Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Merson and because we have a generous important. Mr. & Mrs. Len Pedvis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Listokin Dr. Douglas Rolfe and caring congregation who We would like to acknowledge Mr. & Mrs. Jack Schlegel Mr. & Mrs. Paul Sifen donate to our Annual Giving the generosity of our most recent Kavod (Honor) Mr. & Mrs. Allen Teague Campaign to help defray the cost donors to our Annual Giving $500 - $999 Mr. & Mrs. Ed Turetzky Mrs. Adele Friedland Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wilde of dues. This year,Temple Beth El program that have made their Mr. & Mrs. Barry Ogrin made it possible for every man, contributions after November 20, Chaver (Friend) Dr. Brad E. & Mrs. Judith Oren $1 - $99 woman, and child who entered 2009. Mrs. Janice Wallach Dr. & Mrs. Gary M. Eisenberg Dr. Jeffrey & Mrs. Beth Zipper our doors to become one of our For more information on how to Mr. & Mrs. James Gottlieb family. As a congregation, we contribute to Annual Giving, please Simcha (Joy) Mrs. Norma W. Heit $250 - $499 Mrs. Barbara G. Manning have provided over $350,000 of contact Amy Friedman, Director of Mrs. Lori Bargas Mr. Gary Marcoe financial assistance to members Development, at 561/314-2836 or Mrs. Carolyn Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Zeitlin who could not afford our regular email@example.com. Building Tomorrow Today CaMpaign UpdaTe We have now raised a total of $11.5 occasion or loved one, is a wonderful support of TBE Jewish education million from 300 members of Temple way to commemorate a person’s programs. (Beck Family Campus) Beth El. Our goal is 100 percent life or event. Whether it’s a Prayer glass block Commemorate a special participation. Many wonderful Book, Leaf on our Tree of Life, a Brick occasion or honor a loved one. opportunities are still available on the on our Children’s Walkway at the prayer book dedication In honor or in Beck Family and Main Campuses. For Main or Beck Family Campus, a Glass memory of an event or loved one. more information, please contact Amy Block, or a Bench in our Mausoleum, sanctuary seat In honor or in Friedman at 561/341-2836. your dedication is a gift that will last memory of an event or loved one. generations. The following dedications trees in israel Plant a tree in Israel matching gift program are available: to commemorate a special event or Does your company have a matching children’s Walkway – person. gift program? You can give a main campus In honor yahrzeit plaque contribution to any of our special of a TBE student or We would like to Commemorate the programs – Annual Giving,“Building loved one, remember a acknowledge the life of a loved one and Tomorrow Today,” or a general birthday, B’nai Mitzvah generosity of our most ensure he/she will be recent donors to the contribution to one of our Endowment or other family event, or observed at Temple “Building Tomorrow Funds and Temple Beth El will just show your support Beth El in perpetuity. Today” Campaign. benefit if your company matches the of TBE Jewish education Members can select contribution. For further information, programs. $25,000 - $49,999 a dedication online please call Amy Friedman, Director of beck family campus Joanna and Bob Meisel at www.tbeboca.org. Development at 561/314-2836. Walkway In honor of For more information a student, loved one, correction please contact Dinorah dedications birthday, B’nai Mitzvah, $10,000 - $24,999 Rosales at 561/314- Selecting one of our Dedications, in or other family event, Lisa and Jonathan Franklin 2835 or drosales@ honor of or in memory of a special or to just show your tbeboca.org. The Chronicle is printed eight times per year. March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 3 alternative Service Family Music the Jews of ethiopia with Shabbat Featuring Jewish performer barbara ribakove gordon friday, march 12 7:30 pm Our alternative Service and Composer is designed to create a more intimate spiritual alan goodis and our experience, inspiring greater participation, learning, Fourth graders prayer, and reflection as an alternative to our family service. friday, march 12, 7:30 pm This month we will have a special guest speaker, Barbara Alan Goodis created Ribakove gordon – executive director of naCOeJ (north the School of Jewish american Conference on ethiopian Jewry). Join us as we gain Rock that has allowed a better understanding of this important issue. him to help hundreds of kids and teens find Sober Seder their Jewish voice. Noted Wednesday, march 24 6:30 pm for his The addiction Support Team invites you to join us for our dedication first Sober Seder. We’ll skip the wine and fill our cups with to building meaning and spirituality. This event is open to everyone! relationships The cost is $20 per and community through person and includes music, Alan travels the a traditional country to serve as an passover meal. Artist-In-Residence, For more song leader and information, performer at Temples, please contact Hillels, NFTY events, Joanne Kabel at and Jewish summer firstname.lastname@example.org camps. or 561/314-2656. PrE-nEEd Planning Can Help You and Your Loved Ones Make Difficult Choices, With Ease and Compassion The Mausoleum at Temple Beth El Adheres to Jewish Tradition under the Supervision of Our Rabbis please contact Emily Gould, our Mausoleum Advisor, to answer any questions or to make an appointment email@example.com. limited time only Current Pricing until 3/31/10 4 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org Project Nuremberg a collaboration between temple beth el the legacy of the nUremberg trials in the 21st centUry. “The greatest tribute we of boca raton and lynn University can pay to the memory april 1-10 of those who perished in The German city of Nuremberg serves as bookends to significant events of the the Holocaust and similar Holocaust. It is the place where Hitler’s anti-Semitic laws were announced in tragedies is never to stop 1933, and it is the place where the Nazis were tried at the end of World War II. The trying to make this a more Nuremberg trials prosecuted more humane and peaceful than 200 Nazi Germany leaders post World War II. Lynn University world.” Library is home to a set of 42 –Benjamin B. Ferencz, original volumes of the Nuremberg Prosecutor trials.Through study, worship, at the Nuremberg War criminal justice, drama and film, we Crimes Trial will bring these original Nuremberg documents to life and examine their impact in the 21st Century. Watch for a flyer with final event details. liST oF EVEnTS scholar-in-residence events John Q. Barrett, professor of Law at “nUremberg” movie and St. John’s University in new York City, is an expert on the late U.S. Supreme lectUre With assistant Court Justice and nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954). Barrett professor nava dUshi teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure and legal history, and he is the elizabeth S. thursday, april 1 Lenna Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, new York. professor Barrett is a at lynn University graduate of georgetown University (1983) and Harvard Law School (1986). 6:00-8:00 pm Movie “nuremberg” and lecture “nUremberg sixty years later – yom hashoah - holocaUst with assistant professor of film an eye toWards the fUtUre” memorial shabbat evening in Lynn’s College of international thursday, april 8 Worship With professor Communication nava dushi. Open to at lynn University John Q. barrett the public. 5:30 pm friday, april 9 at temple beth el Lecture with professor John Q. Barrett 7:30 pm proJect nUremberg followed by refreshments. Open to the public. Friday night Shabbat alternative Worship theatre experience Services at Temple Beth el with guest saturday, april 10 “laWyer to laWyer – the Speaker John Q. Barrett marking Yom at lynn University meaning of nUremberg” With HaShoah Holocaust Memorial day. adam Simpson, assistant professor professor John Q. barrett of drama in Lynn’s College of lawyers breakfast at temple beth el scholar in residence international Communication, will friday, april 9 shabbat morning service use parts of the original nuremberg at temple beth el and speaker trial transcript to create a drama 8:00 am $10/per person saturday, april 10 at temple beth el production. “project nuremberg” This breakfast for attorneys will bring a legal 9:30 am “nuremberg and the holocaust” will incorporate a multitude of eye view to the nuremberg Trial Series which with scholar-in-residence John Q. barrett performance arts including live will be on display at the breakfast. along 10:45 am shabbat morning services with theater, dance, movement, music, with professor Barrett, lawyers will study scholar-in-residence John Q. barrett documentary and reenacted film the documents in depth with Lynn University work. The courtroom dialogue Students and University of Miami Law will be drawn directly from the Student Joshua Marcus. transcripts. March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 5 Passover in America: Bronia’s Flight from Darkness B y L I N d A H O LT z The Jewish calendar is highlighted From that point with many holidays and long held on religious traditions, but for Bronia Kleyner practice in Lopatukhin, who grew up in the Jewish homes former Soviet Union at a time had come to a when religious observances were standstill, and by strictly forbidden, these holidays the time Bronia were not celebrated. She never was born Jewish heard the sounds of the Kol Nidre observances liturgy or looked at the evening were almost stars from beneath a Succah’s forgotten.That palm leaf roof. She never played is not to say that the dreidel game or heard the Bronia’s parents telling of the Passover story at a denied they family Seder. Yet despite living were Jewish, under a government that banned but the home duration of religious practice, particularly the they made for Bronia and her the holiday. principles of Judaism, Bronia was brother was devoid of religious Although innately aware of her heritage. articles, books and customs. But small, the Beyond the stamp on her who could blame them or other gesture was passport that clearly identified Russian Jews when the practice significant. her nationality as “Jewish,” Bronia of Judaism would have meant As the sensed who she was. As a child she punishment and endless scrutiny only Jewish was proud to learn that both her from the KGB? Yet one memory child in grandfathers, as boys, had become shines in Bronia’s mind--an image her school, B’nai Mitzvah, and she fully of her grandmother observing Bronia was understood that her grandfathers Yom Kippur by keeping a light on viewed as represented the last of their kind. in the kitchen pantry for the entire “different” by her classmates and this led to incidents of teasing and Second night Seder prejudice. She felt alienated and victimized by the anti-Semitism so march 30, 5:30 pm prevalent in St. Petersburg. Why is this Seder different than all other “Life was not fair,” Bronia says. Seders? Come join the Temple Beth el “I was a top math student and was family for the second night of passover ignored, never credited for my and discover the answer. enjoy a fabulous ability. Imagine how I felt when evening of celebration among friends with children with lower grades than great music and fun. mine were awarded prizes for their achievements. There was a COST: adults $65 (members) boy in my class who I suspected $70 (non-members) was Jewish. Because he kept Children (ages 3 -12) his identity hidden, he had more $40 (members) $45 (non-members) advantages, you know how it is. But I am glad that my parents rsvp to debbie eisenberg at 561/314-2834. never denied who we were.” 6 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org In 1992 Bronia and her family SHaRed CaRe CeLeBRaTeS moved to America. Although religious intolerance in Russia had eased up 27th YeaR WiTH iRiSH STep danCeRS (and in fact Bronia had observed Yom Kippur by fasting and even attended On St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, a Simchat Torah service), Jews Irish Step Dancers from St. Joan continued to pour into big American of Arc will entertain at Shared cities.The family’s first destination Care to help celebrate our 27th was Brooklyn, where her parents birthday. remain today. Not long after arriving, A program inspired by Rabbi Bronia was introduced to Gene Emeritus Merle Singer and Lopatukhin, a computer engineer. Cis Rader of blessed memory, Also Russian, Gene had moved to the Shared Care was initially hosted United States as a child and had been by First Presbyterian Church living in South Florida. on Camino Real, now Grace The two married in 1994 under Community Church. Ginny Bond, a huppah at Temple Torah in Little still officiating as liaison, was the Neck, New York. Up until then, Bronia first volunteer. Several years later, the With only a $10 member fee, which had never attended a Jewish wedding program moved to Temple Beth El and hasn’t changed in all these years, the or any Jewish life cycle celebration. was joined by St. Joan of Arc. program provides coffee, cookies, The moment not only marked the The interfaith program continues to birthday cakes and special occasion beginning of her marriage to Gene, meet on Wednesdays from September celebrations. Once a year caregivers are but Bronia’s official entry into the through May from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. honored in an annual program called Jewish community. It gives needed respite to husbands, Cookies for Caregivers. Today, Bronia, Gene and their two wives, daughters, sons, mothers, and Please join us for this celebration. children Elliot, age 12, and Ricca, age fathers using the faithful service of For more information on the 8, are members of Temple Beth El. volunteers that outnumber members program or to volunteer, please contact The preschool is what initially drew two to one. Marba Mallet at 561/391-8900. the Lopatukhins to TBE, but it did not take long before Bronia became Spring blue Jeans involved in temple activities. As a speech pathologist she keeps very busy, but still manages to attend “Lunch and Learn,” the TBE book Shabbat club and she served on the Early put on your favorite blue jeans Childhood committee for one year. and join your tbe friends for dinner. She often attends services on Friday nights and feels very much a part of friday, april 23 6:00 pm the TBE community. As the date fast cost: $15 per adult $12 per child approaches for Elliot’s bar mitzvah, (3-13) Bronia can hardly believe he will be the first child in three generations to become a Bar Mitzvah. RSVp by april 16 to debbie Bronia and Gene are committed to eisenberg, Communications and bringing Jewish tradition into their events Coordinator 561/314-2834. home. Holidays are celebrated with 7:30 pM - Continue to celebrate joy and gratitude and each holiday Yom Ha’atzmaut: israel reminds Bronia of the freedom she independence day through music now has. Perhaps no holiday is more and prayer at Shabbat Services. significant to Russian Jews than Passover. Arranging the table for the Seder, Bronia is reminded of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt and of her own journey from oppression. March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 7 88 M a i m o n i d e s I n s t i t u t e f o r J e w i s h L e a r n i n g In a world filled with carpools, music lessons, homework, • Our School is overflowing with innovative and sports practices and Religious School, the juggling of educational opportunities. responsibilities continues. Making priorities and following • Both of our campuses are filled with happy students as through with the expectations of these commitments can they learn Bible, Hebrew and basic Judaic literacy. sometimes be overwhelming. Jewish Education is not a • On both campuses our staff is using the latest necessity, but rather a decision and commitment made by many technology with SMARTBoards to enhance the classroom of our families. When you made the commitment to register experience.The SMARTBoard on the Main Campus your children in Religious School and continue this journey was received through a grant from the Legacy Heritage through high school, what were you really signing up for? Foundation. Congregational Schools are the way most of our children We had 40 of our students attend URJ Camp Coleman experience Judaism. Many people question whether this last summer and look forward to those same impressive twice a week investment into the future of Judaism is numbers with attendance at the new URJ sports camp 6 enough. We say “Yes.” Here is what we know: Points Sports Academy, directed by TBE’s member Randy • Our clergy, many of our teachers as well as Robin and Colman. Marcy are products of Congregational Schools. According to Steven Cohen’s research based upon the • 50 percent of those enrolled in Temple Beth El Religious 2000 Jewish Population Study, congregational education School are also members in our youth groups. does make an impact on one’s Jewish identity. The more • Our 2009-2010 Confirmation class has 30 students in the hours, the greater the impact, with the greatest impact attendance. occurring when the congregational school experience • Journey Through Judaism (our 11th and 12th grade is supported by additional informal Jewish education program) had 23 students go to New York City in January. experiences as well (camp, youth group, trip to Israel). • Our Derech Torah January Retreat had over 45 students. As you register your child for Religious School this year • Family participation is stellar in our Family Education and coordinate Derech Torah carpools, and save money to Programs. pay for overnight camp. Remember that you are making • We have 14 teenagers participating in Shir Ruach-our new an investment in the future of Judaism. We don’t take this song leading program funded by the Legacy Heritage Foundation. responsibility lightly and we hope you don’t either. Early Childhood & Child Care* registration for 2010-2011 Registration held at the Main and Beck Family Campuses. For information or to schedule a tour call: Judy Levine (Main Campus) 561/391-9092 ann pardes (Beck Family Campus) 561/391-9091 *Offered at Beck Family Campus only. 8 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org UpCOMing eVenTS clUb chai (6th, 7th mitzvah proJect JeWish ethics for parents: and 8th grades): sunday, april 11 When to rescUe yoUr child dinner with bofty 12:00-3:00 pm sunday, march 21 tuesday, march 16, 6:00-7:00 pm Meet your friends in the TBe Youth Lounge 10:30-11:30 am Come have dinner at the Temple and meet for lunch and be part of a Mitzvah! instructor: rabbi dan levin the members of BOFTY, our Senior For more information or to RSVp for it is never easy to see our kids in pain, but Youth group. the Club events, please contact Juliane pain can be one of life’s greatest teachers. Wolfberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or When is it okay to let our kids hurt? For lUnch & camp Jenny’s 561/314-2917. more information or to RSVp, please got talent contact Joanne Kabel at jkabel@tbeboca. sunday, april 25, 12:00 pm tefilah for tWeens: the great org or 561/314-2656. Join you Club Chai friends for lunch and stay passover afikomen hUnt to watch Camp Jenny Talent Show at TBe. friday, march 26 7:00 pm kidz korner to Come be a part of our wonderful Shabbat celebrate passover clUb kitanim (3rd, 4th experience geared towards 3rd – 6th sunday, march 21 and 5th grades) graders and their families. Join us for the 9:30 am havdalah happening service (you get credit!) and then stay for TBe Main Campus Youth Lounge, saturday, march 13, 6:00-8:00 pm a fun scavenger hunt. We’ll also make underwritten by the Women of Reform play some, pray some, eat some, and special flavored matzah as we get ready to Judaism at TBe. Contact Melissa Romero, create some at our Havdalah Happening. celebrate passover! 561/241-2987, email@example.com. Continuing Education For more information about our Continuing education programs, please contact Joanne Kabel at 561/314-2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org. hebreW 101: let’s start Judaism? did you become a Bar or at the very beginning Bat Mitzvah as an adult? are you just spring and fall 2010 tuesdays, march 2 – may 25 hoping to explore Judaism on a deeper temple beth el 7:00-8:30 pm fee: $54 level? Then come enroll in Judaism physicians initiative instructor: sophie Janssen 202: Beyond the Basics. in our first for Jewish Wisdom This class is developed for those who course (which will last 8 weeks), we and the have always wanted to learn how to will explore Torah and Text. For more practice of medicine read Hebrew. The goal is to develop information or to sign-up, contact “Are porcine skin grafts acceptable the reader’s ability to decode written Joanne Kabel at email@example.com. for a religious Jew?” Hebrew as well as to ground Hebrew “What does Jewish law say about in its use in Jewish ritual, study, and haggadah 101: condUcting the treatment of the terminally ill?” tradition. To enroll, please contact and Understanding “What are the implications of Plastic Surgery Joanne Kabel at firstname.lastname@example.org or yoUr seder in Jewish law?” 561-314-2656. saturday march 20 “What is the meaning of 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Jewish Medical Ethics to the Physician?” JUdaism 202: beyond the explore the ancient traditions while a special series for Temple Beth el’s basics inserting your own rituals. Become physicians examining Jewish Medical ethics and torah and text more familiar with the Hebrew parts physician Wellness. This program is generously funded by The ed and Freyda Burns Wednesdays, march 10 – april 28 of the seder while deepening your enhanced Living initiative 7:00-8:30 pm fee: $36 understanding of the story of our instructors: rabbi Jessica brockman people’s freedom. This class will help For more information contact and rabbi pam mandel you enhance your family’s seder and Rabbi Brockman at 561/391-8900 Have you taken introduction to make it an experience! March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 9 88 M a i m o n i d e s I n s t i t u t e f o r J e w i s h L e a r n i n g JonahChevlin Karla Majzner As part of my Bar Mitzvah preparation I chose to perform a community service project that helps less fortunate households in our area. Between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, I organized a food drive in our My mitzvah project was neighborhood. I went helping needy and disabled door to door and collected kids through the Junior 79 pounds of canned League of Boca Raton, an and dry goods, as well innovative community as toothpaste, shampoo, GOT collaboration enticing the etc. for the Neighborhood Spirit Of Giving Network. Resource Center (NRC) in As the holidays were downtown Delray. I smiled coming up, there were when I got personalized less fortunate children notes from neighbors that had no gifts for congratulating me on my Christmas, Channukah, and Bar Mitvah and the good or Kwanzza.The Spirit of deed I was doing.The Giving Network helped NRC was very happy and obtain the desired gifts for appreciative to receive the needy children all around products because with Palm Beach County. the bad economy and job My part was to ask losses, the need is greater people in my community this year than in the past. to buy presents for the children in need. I also volunteered to attach ornaments to presents and organize them for CAMP JENNY’S different organizations. On Talent December 13, 2009, three GOT of my friends and I went to help these children. I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped me with this A talent show project and most of all that to support BOFTY’s make the holidays joyous for those children. Special Annual Fundraiser thanks to: Skylar Crespi, for Camp Jenny Remy Bell, and Kyra Allen who came with me and Sunday, April 25 12:00 PM helped with my mitzvah A camp that gives inner-city project. Maybe I have children the experience inspired you too. of a lifetime. To enter, contact Joanne Kabel at email@example.com or 561/314-2656 10 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org B’nai March 6 9:00 aM Leah Brand, daughter of Robert & amy Brand March 6 11:30 aM Jacob gottsegen, son of Steven & ellen gottsegen March 13 11:30 aM Sara Shmueli, daughter of david Shmueli & deena Freeman March 20 9:00 aM Mike Spooner, son of James & Rebecca Spooner March 20 11:30 aM Jacob greene, son of Jonathan & andrea greene March 27 10:30 aM Sarah pincus, daughter of david & anna pincus miTzVah april 1 in israel Jacob Quinter, son of peter & Sandra Quinter april 1 in israel alexandra Quinter, daughter of peter & Sandra Quinter april 10 9:00 aM Matthew geller, son of alan & Susan geller april 10 11:30 aM daniel Beckerman, son of Michael & Marcia Beckerman april 10 6:00 pM andrew ecoff, son of gary & elise ecoff april 17 9:00 aM Max Sibner, son of Steve & Julia Sibner april 24 10:30 aM ari Levin, son of Rabbi dan & aimee Levin Leah Brand Jacob gottsegen Sara Shmueli Mike Spooner Jacob greene Sarah pincus Jacob Quinter alexandra Quinter Matthew geller daniel Beckerman andrew ecoff Max Sibner ari Levin March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 11 bingo-tini ladies are welcome to Room 802 UPDATE HOLIDAY GREETINGS Liliana K. Abramson Jan & Allen Lev & Family night oUt for this event. Contact Judy The Averbook Family Rabbi Dan & Aimee Levin & Family thursday, march 11 7:00 pm Blackman, 561/364-1627, Helene & Arthur Avidon Betsy Silverfine & Russ, Ella & Brayden Joan & Harold Bader Levine Join Sisterhood for an firstname.lastname@example.org or Stanton & Carol Bass Karen, Steve & Jenna Levine evening of bingo and drinks. Cindy Chassan, 561/391- The Louis Beck Family Abby, Steve, Hannah & Evan Bentz The Levitan Family Prizes can be won when 9764, chassanpw@yahoo. Dennis & Marjorie Berg Susan, Robert, & Shelly Lieberman we play purse bingo, based com Ruth Berg Sarina & Jerry Lind Linda, Bill, Marla, Lauren & Brooke Berger Stephanie, Nathaniel, Rachel, Rebecca & on the bizarre things you Judy & Michael Blackman Jacob Lowen bring in your purse. Cost commUnity-Wide Betsy, David, Jeremy, Julie & Jenna Marbie & Ronny Mallet is $10 for first game; $15 Women’s seder Blechman Rabbi Pam & Brad Mandel Richard & Marlene Bluestein & Family The Manis Family buys additional cards for the thursday, march 18, 6 pm, at Rabbi Jessica & Scott Brockman & Family Shelley & Larry Marcus & Family evening. For information, congregation b’nai israel Dr. Mark & Mrs. Reginee Bromson George S. Brown Al Rubin & Sally Merzer contact Shelley Marcus, Didn’t receive your Alex Bruner, Roberta Presser & Ben Bruner The Mogell Family 561/998-7720, sampsych53@ invitation? Contact Co- Barbara & Mariel Butan Susan, Bruce, Eliza, & Jordan Moldow The Catalfumo/Kaufman Family: Jan, Ileen, Stacy, Steven, Zachary, Josh & Rachel aol.com or Cindy Chassan, Presidents Gail Cohen, & Heather Needell 561/391-9764, chassanpw@ 561/736-5110, lovemegal@ Judith Chason & Family The Niles Family yahoo.com. aol.com or Lisa Zwick, Cindy, Shabtai, David, Jennifer & Rachel Michael, Kelly & Sidnie Passeroff Chassan The Pincus Family 561/505-8486, Lzwick5596@ Gail & Irwin Cohen Andrea, Mark, Robert & Leah Platt annUal sisterhood aol.com. Nancy, Gary & Mitchell Eisenberg Robin Eisenberg & Andy Broido Margie & Maurice Plough, Jr. shabbat Morton Jay & Sandra Emerman Susan & Barry Podolsky friday, march 5 7:30 pm do yoU have a son/ Dr. Merrill & Irene, Jennifer & Melissa Sandy, Peter, Jake & Ali Quinter Epstein The Racenstein Family Sisterhood participates daUghter in college Jean & Dr. Morris Erdheim Helen C. Regenstreif with clergy in the or in the military? Nancy-Jo & Alan Feinberg The Robbe Family intergenerational Sisterhood Sisterhood sends packages Aline Fisher Melissa, Carlos, Alexis, Josh & David Roy, Debbie, Julie, Rachel, Jacob, Bradley & Shabbat service, followed by and birthday cards to Romero Ben Fleishman The Fogel Family Lee, Julia & Kyle Rosen special Oneg with desserts college students and military Debbi, Larry, Ally & Megan Rosenblum Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz baked by members of the personnel who are related Sheryl & Marty Fromowitz The Schaum Family Sisterhood Board. to TBE members. Contact Marvin, Roberta, Melanie, Jonathan & Norman & Elaine Schlessberg Marjie Galler Linda & Robert Schmier Shelley Marcus, 561/998- The Garroway Family Sharyn, Bob, Daniel & Marc Schneiderman knit & nosh 7720, email@example.com Mary C. Arpe, Sarah & Michael Gelfand Marcy, Barry, Pierce, Brooke & Skylar Schultz Bob & Lucille Geller tuesday, march 9 10:00 am or Lois Niles, 561/367-9402, Stephanie & Dr. Steven Schuster & Family The Goldberg Family Seasoned and new knitters firstname.lastname@example.org. Laurie, Michael, Brandon, Jessica & Jared Audrey & Michael Gordon Glenda, Ken & Ali Gordon Schuster Gladys & Arnold Granet The Schwamm Family JUdaica shop Judith & Stanley Gray Lori, Michael, Lizzie & Adam Shapiro Sybil N. Greenfield Mara, Michael, Jenna, Scott & Daniel the sisterhood Judaica shop has seder plates, Judy & Gordie Grenn & Family Shapiro candle holders, haggadahs and many other Tracey, Gabe, Noah & Asher Grossman Steve, Susan, Jayde & Joshua Shulman passover items. hours: open following friday night The Henschel Family Bernard & Elaine Shulman & Family The Hershey Family Rabbi Merle & Myra Singer services and when religious school is in session. to Ida B. Herst Gail Smith & Joseph Keen make an appointment or confirm the shop is open, Marc, Meredith, Ethan, Dalton & Benjamin The Steinberg Family Hirsh call lisa zwick, 561/504-8486, email@example.com Arlene, Traci & Alexandra Hoffman Alan & Janet Sussberg & Family The Homer Family The Turetzky Family The Jackman/Tucker/Garcy Family Sheryl, Jeff, Zoe & Dara Unger Paul, Susie, Kirby & Sam Jacobs Lenore & Herbert Wachtel & Family Ruthie & Jack Jacobson The Waldman Family Ed & Shirley Kaplan Marty, Marsie, Mac & Matthew Wallach Jonathan & Nina Kaplan & Family David, Melissa, Andrew, Steven & Sarah Dr. Sidney & Annabetta Kaufman Weinberger Natalie & Stanley Klebanoff & Family Mimi & Joe Klein Phyllis & Alan Weiner Janet Kline & Saul Kopeika Todd, Michelle, Jenna & Brett Wolfe Lazarovic Family David, Darlene, Jessica & Adam Wulkan Sherry, Ken, Rachel, Hannah & Josh Lerner Lisa, Andrew, Amanda & Ian Zwick 12 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org UPDATE mother’s day event Dear Friends – ever growing population of current sunday, may 9 I want to tell you and future members of TBE. But most Come join us in about a great event of all, his highest priority continues to celebration of one of the that everyone looks be ensuring that our spiritual home most cherished days of forward to every continues to have the personal touch and the year.Treat your mother year. It is our Annual feeling that we have all come to know, and wife to a terrific Brotherhood Golf love and appreciate. His dedication to our breakfast sponsored Tournament. This congregation is second to none and the by Brotherhood with year we are thrilled mike blackman Brotherhood is privileged to honor Mark, incredible entertainment to honor an individual that is known by and share this occasion with him. that will make this event all and has spent 19 years devoting his As an added value this year we are one to remember. Again time and efforts to TBE as well as his rolling back the participation fee, so look keep your eyes pinned commitment to Brotherhood. for your application in the lounge and to posters in the lounge Our honoree is Mark Platt and as send to TBE Brotherhood Attention Steve and emails with details. many of you know he is our current Bentz. For more information contact Trust me when I tell you Temple Beth El President. He took over Steve at 561/451-2949, or email him at that you are in store for that leadership role when our previous SBentz@aol.com. a Mother’s Day event president had to relocate for job related In addition, we are also very pleased to that will be like no other reasons. Mark’s leadership has guided commit a portion of this year’s golf event you’ve experienced. the Temple successfully through some profits in support of Camp Coleman. very challenging times. Under his tenure Camp Coleman is a Jewish camp based brotherhood he not only oversaw the growth and in Cleveland, Georgia that many of TBE foreign film festival expansion of our membership, but family’s children have attended, and will tuesday, march 16 has also been instrumental in so many attend. This camp provides experiences 7:00 pm positive changes in TBE’s, programming, for our children that last a lifetime and “Lemon Tree” membership, fund raising, ritual, spiritual, we are very pleased to offer our support. and organizational activities, while So let’s all get behind this terrific tuesday, april 20 7:00 pm maintaining a social environment that event by participating in a number of "Live and Become" everyone enjoys and continues to want ways. First, if you play golf put together a to be part of. Additionally, Mark has led foursome and register. Be part of the fun fishing again us through the beautiful modification and enjoy what will be a terrific day on Back by popular demand. of our Frances and Solon Cohen Atrium, April 11. Second, if you are not a golfer If you thought our and our newest expansion out West you can be part of this recognition by Brotherhood Sponsored with the opening of the Beck Family providing an ad in our event program Fishing contest back in Campus. It now has over 100 children sharing your message and appreciation to August was fun, wait and has the capability of servicing an Mark, and support of Camp Coleman. until you hear about our next one. With all of the excitement that lead up to and during the last fishing event we have had Brotherhood golf Classic a huge calling for a second deep sea journey. So keep Honoring Mark platt your eyes on my emails as well as on posters and Sunday, april 11 flyers in the lounge with Boca greens Country Club all the details of our next fishing event currently scheduled for May. March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 13 Childhood By LOTTIE NILsEN The Tale of a so-called T he snapshots of memories are stark and haunting: a four-year old forced to watch as her father is publicly hanged in the town square; one final look at the sweet face of her baby brother over her mother’s shoulder as they board a train to their deaths; digging it happened,” she said.“You have clusters in your brain, and you have no way to clarify it.” For years, she has searched for information about her family and her history.Thanks to research, a hole in the mud with her bare hands so she can bury some of her stories have only recently had the details added. In herself up to her neck in hopes of finding warmth and April 2008, a researcher in Poland remaining unnoticed in Bergen-Belsen. was able to locate a copy of her birth certificate and her parent’s F rieda Jaffe is a Shoah survivor who has been an active member of Temple Beth El since she and her called childhood.” She is dedicated to telling her story, a tale that belies the vibrant woman she grew up to be. marriage certificate. For the first time, she knew for sure that she had been observing the correct birthday, husband, Harold, and sons Steven and “You get to a point where you think as well as information about her Paul joined in 1979. This vivacious did I dream this? Is it a nightmare that father’s family, about whom she had woman with sparkling eyes, beautiful just refuses to go away? When you known nothing. However, finding a hair and a surprisingly ageless face are a child, explanations of events few answers has revealed even more has spent a lifetime seeking clues to the are still live. They are very clear, very questions. mysteries of what she calls her “so- in-depth, but not necessarily the way Born Fredzia Gelcman on June 16, 14 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org 1937 in Piotrkow, Poland, Jaffe was just “We need to honor, we need to remember and we two years old when Germany invaded Poland, swiftly setting up the country’s need to be sure we don’t overprotect our children.” first ghetto in her hometown. By the time she was four years old, her family by a guard who said ‘Let her watch. She After that, there were less than 1,000 had moved from Piotrokow to the small has to learn a lesson.’That is just not people left in the ghetto. Jaffe managed Polish town of Lututow, where her something any child can rid her mind to survive for another two years there by father was a well-known chemist with a of.You can try, but it just won’t go away.” hiding, blending in and being passed from formula for turning otherwise unusable After her father’s murder, Jaffe, her one person to another. animal hides into fine leather. In January mother and baby brother made it back to The last adult to care for her in 1942, when he refused to give up his the ghetto in Piotrkow. On October 22, Piotrkow was a young man, a distant formula to the Nazis, they made an 1942, the ghetto was almost emptied as relative by marriage.When they were example of him. 22,000 Jews were deported to the death deported in November 1944, they “One morning, the door was broken camp at Treblinka. were separated and she spent four down by these people in uniforms. I Only five years old at the time, Jaffe horrific days in a cattle car going to didn’t know who they were, but of remembers the Jews were rounded up Ravensbruck, a concentration camp course they were Germans,” she said. at the railway where cattle cars were where the Nazis performed medical Her father was taken away and her waiting. Being independent and spirited, experiments on women and girls. next memory is in a public square Jaffe says she left her mother’s side and “In January of 1945, there must have where he was made to crawl to the wandered around in the crowd.When been a reason we had to move, it was gallows across sharp stones that she heard her mother’s name called to coming down to the end, so we were ravaged his board the train, she tried to get to her, transported to Bergen-Belsen,” Jaffe said. knees and legs. but as she made her way through the Conditions at Bergen-Belsen were “I remember masses a hand grabbed her, pushed her horrendous.“It was winter and we so clearly my down and muffled her shouts. It was her didn’t have any clothes. People were mother trying Aunt Gittel, who prevented her from dying from the cold. Once a day there to put her going to the gas chambers at Treblinka. was a bowl of --let’s call it soup. It was hands over As she watched her mother board muddy water, with pieces of something my eyes so I that train, her baby brother looking in it, later I learned it was a wild beet. wouldn’t see back over his mother’s shoulder, it It was a little bit like a cactus, and the the gallows, would be the last time she would ever chunks of it would get stuck in your the hanging. see either of them. She doesn’t doubt throat,” she said.“What I remember in Her hand was her mother’s love, though. “Imagine Bergen-Belsen is finding ways to not knocked away what it took for her to walk away be seen.There was stuff that was going without looking back while I on; bodies were being piled; there were called out to her,” Jaffe said. COnTinUed On page 18 opposite freida Jaffe with other young bergen belsen survivors. this page top freida Jaffe’s passport to leave bergen belsen bottom Jaffe before the war in lututow poland, freida and her parents at the beginning of the war, Jaffe’s brother, szimek who died in treblinka. March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 15 All events are held at TBE’s Main Campus unless otherwise noted MARCH 2010 S U N D AY M O N D AY T U E S D AY W E D N E S D AY T H U R S D AY F R I D AY S AT U R D AY 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Mishkan T’ﬁlah 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 3/05 - 3/08-NFTY-STR Spring Kallah 9:00 AM-Bat Mitzvah of Leah Brand 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 6:45 PM-Bridge 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 7:00 PM-Introduction to Judaism 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale 9:30 AM-BEMA & EC Committee Meeting 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 7:30 PM-Membership Meeting 7:30 PM-RAC Meeting (BFC) 11:30 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Gottsegen 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 6:30 PM-Tot Shabbat Service 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Service with Sisterhood 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 9:30 AM-6th Grade Parallel Classes 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 10:00 AM-Knit and Knosh 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 6:30 PM-Rehearsal 4th Graders 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study 9:30 AM-Religious School (Main & BFC) 5:30 PM-Building & Ops Meeting 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Mishkan T’ﬁlah 9:30 AM-Shared Care 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 7:30 PM-Alternative Service: The Jews of 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 12:30 PM-Shir Ruach 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 6:30 PM-Brotherhood Board Meeting Ethiopia with Barbara Ribakove Gorden 11:30 AM-Bat Mitzvah of Sara Shmueli 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 6:45 PM-Bridge 7:00 PM-Sisterhood Bingotini 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Family Service 6:00 PM-Club Kitanim Havdalah 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale with Alan Goodis Happening 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 7:00 PM-Introduction to Judaism 7:00 PM-Continuing Education Meeting 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 7 8 9 10 11 12 ch 12 ice 13 Marbb at Se r v o dis S h a h Al a n G o 9:30 AM-6th Grade Parallel Classes 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Mishkan T’ﬁlah 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 3/18 - 3/21-Interfaith Weekend wi t 9:00 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Mike Spooner 9:30 AM-Religious School (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 9:30 AM-Shared Care 9:00 AM-Sisterhood Board Meeting 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study 6:00 PM-BOFTY/Club Chai Dinner 10:00 AM-Religious School Parents Book 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) Interfaith Weekend 19-21 10:00 AM-Haggadah 101-Conducting and 7:00 PM-Derech Torah Club 6:45 PM-Bridge 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 6:00 PM-Shabbat at 6 with Kindergarten Understanding Your Seder 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 12:30 PM-Shir Ruach 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: 6:00 PM-Community Wide Women’s Seder & 1st Graders 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 7:00 PM-Film Festival Beyond the Basics (OOT - CBI) 11:30 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Greene 7:00 PM-Finance Committee Meeting 6:15 PM-Executive Board Meeting (OOT) ch 14 ol 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale Margious Sch o Club 14 Re li n ts Bo ok 15 16 17 ch 17 Marre d Care nce rs 18 19 20 Pare Sh a h Ir ish Da 9:30 AM-Passover Experience 10:00 AM-College Outreach 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Mishkan T’ﬁlah wi t 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 7:00 PM-Teﬁlah for Tweens 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study 9:30 AM-Religious School (All at Main) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Service 10:30 AM-Bat Mitzvah of Sarah Pincus 10:00 AM-WRJ Kidz Korner 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 9:30 AM-Shared Care 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 10:30 AM-Jewish Ethics for Parents: 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 7:30 PM-Board Meeting When to Rescue Your Child 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 6:30 PM-Sober Seder 12:30 PM- Shir Ruach 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 6:45 PM-Bridge 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics 7:00 PM-Mausoleum Committee Meeting 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 No Religious School Erev Passover - School & Ofﬁces Closed Passover 1st Day - School & Ofﬁces B’nai Mitzvah of Ali & Jake Quinter at 12:30 PM Closed (OOT - Israel) 3/29 - 4/03- No Religious School ECC Spring Break 10:30 AM-Passover Morning 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor Festival Service 9:30 AM-Shared Care 5:30 PM-Second Night Seder 6:45 PM-Bridge 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics h 30 Se de r Marcnd Nigh t 28 29 Se c o 30 31 2 3 4 All events are held at TBE’s Main Campus unless otherwise noted APRIL 2010 S U N D AY M O N D AY T U E S D AY W E D N E S D AY T H U R S D AY F R I D AY S AT U R D AY 1st-10th Project Nuremberg 6:30 PM-Tot Shabbat Service 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study No Religious School 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Service 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan Going Green 6:00 PM-”Nuremberg” movie and lecture (OOT) If you would prefer to read the Chronicle online, please contact 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale Debbie at Deisenberg@tbeboca.org or 561/314-2834. 7:30 PM-RAC Meeting 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 No Religious School Last Day of Passover - School & Ofﬁces 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Leadership 9:30 AM-Shared Care 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 8:00 AM-Lawyer to Lawyer-”The Meaning 9:00 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Geller 9:00 AM-Easter Dinner at Wayne Barton Closed Lessons from Our Tradition 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class of Nuremberg” 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study (OOT) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 6:45 PM-Bridge 5:30 PM-”Nuremberg 60 Years Later” 9:30 AM-BEMA & EC Committee Meeting with John Q Barrett 10:30 AM-Passover Service with Yizkor 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics (OOT) 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Family Service 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan with 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 7:30 PM-Membership Meeting 6:30 PM-Brotherhood Board Meeting Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial John Q Barrett 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale Service with Professor John Q Barrett 11:30 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Daniel 4 at 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:00 PM-Continuing Education Meeting Beckerman Apr il e r Dinne r n 6:00 PM-Bar Mitzvah of Andrew Ecoff Eas t ne Barto 4 Way 5 6 7 8 9 10 Brotherhood Golf Outing (OOT) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Leadership 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 6:00 PM-Shabbat at 6 9:00 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Max Sibner Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom 5:30 PM-Building & Ops Meeting Lessons from Our Tradition 9:30 AM-Shared Care 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study HaShoah) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Religious School (BFC) 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 9:30 AM-Religious School (Main & BFC) 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 6:45 PM-Bridge 10:00 AM-Religious School Parents Book 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners Club (BFC) 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 12:00 PM-Club Kitanim - Mitzvah Project 12:30 PM-Shir Ruach 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 12:30 PM-Journey Thru Judaism 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Israel Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) Israel Independence Day (Yom 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Leadership 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 9:00 AM-Sisterhood Board Meeting 6:00 PM-Spring Blue Jeans Shabbat dinner 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning Torah Study HaAtzmaut) Lessons from Our Tradition 9:30 AM-Shared Care 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Service 10:30 AM-Bar Mitzvah of Ari Levin 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 9:30 AM-5th Grade Parallel Classes 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 10:45 AM-Shabbat Morning Minyan 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 9:30 AM-Religious School (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 6:45 PM-Bridge 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale 12:30 PM-Shir Ruach 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:00 PM-Mausoleum Committee Meeting 7:00 PM-Finance Committee Meeting 23 ans 7:00 PM-Film Festival Apr ilng Blue Je 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Spr i bb at Sh a 9:30 AM-5th Grade Parallel Classes 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 12:00 PM-Lunch & Learn: Leadership 9:00 AM-PBJ Sandwiches for Dixie Manor 11:30 AM-Sisterhood Jewelry Making 7:30 PM-Shabbat Evening Service 9:30 AM-Religious School (Main & BFC) Lessons from Our Tradition 9:30 AM-Shared Care Activity Honoring High School Graduates 12:00 PM-Camp Jenny’s Got Talent 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (BFC) 4:30 PM-Midweek Hebrew (Main & BFC) 12:00 PM-Club Chai Event 6:00 PM-BOFTY Dinner 6:45 PM-Bridge 4:30 PM-Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class 12:30 PM-Shir Ruach 7:00 PM-Hebrew for Beginners 7:00 PM-Judaism 202: Beyond the Basics 5:45 PM-Executive Board Meeting 7:00 PM-Derech Torah 7:00 PM-TBE Adult Chorale 7:00 PM-Conﬁrmation Class 7:30 PM-Board Meeting 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 COnTinUed FROM page 14 followed a hunch, spent Beach County for child corpses; and people were sick and days making his way to the survivors and serving crying and dying.” displaced persons camp and as a contributing editor On April 15, 1945, British troops found her alive. Her Aunt to various publications stumbled upon the horrors of Bergen- Gittel, Bernard’s sister, had including one about her Belsen. Jaffe is convinced that if they also survived, so the three hometown of Piotrkow. had arrived one week later, she and made their way first to Paris She is currently working the other handful of children still alive and then to Belgium where on a book to compile wouldn’t have survived the brutal Jaffe stayed for the next five more than 30 life stories of conditions.At 7-years old, she was one years, going to school for the survivors. of only about 15 children under the age first time in her life. Jaffe is also a long- of 10 to survive that camp. At the age of 13, Jaffe came time lecturer and Shoah Within months, Jaffe and the other to the U.S. where she was adopted by educator.“There are a lot of lessons, but children were to be sent to Sweden for a Great Aunt and Great Uncle who had I think it’s not enough to commemorate adoption. But she was convinced her immigrated to Ft.Worth,TX in 1913. Yom HaShoah once a year.There are Uncle Bernard, who was one of the last Age and cultural differences strained Jews right here in town that don’t people she had seen in the ghetto, was that relationship, but Jaffe had honed know what the number on somebody’s coming for her. So the day she was to her ability to blend in, work hard and forearm is,” she said.“We need to honor, depart, she hid.The transport was held survive. She finished six grades in four we need to remember and we need up for hours while they searched, but years, earned college scholarships and to be sure we don’t overprotect our finally left without her. attended the University of Texas at children.” The next day, her Uncle Bernard Austin before graduating from Texas There are also three very personal arrived at Bergen-Belsen. He couldn’t Christian University with a major in reasons for Jaffe to share her lessons have known she was still alive, because foreign languages. and experiences with the world: to in the ghetto she’d had to change her She worked for years in the legal honor the memory of Josef Gelcman, last name many times, so he didn’t profession, then in real estate. She Pola Gelcman and Szimek Gelcman, the recognize it on a list of survivors. continues extensive volunteer work, family she never had the privilege to Her uncle, her mother’s brother, had having founded an organization in Palm know. 18 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org IN HONOR OF I AM DKJA ADULT CHORALE FUND PRAYERBOOK FUND Sam Tabin’s Bar Mitzvah, thanks to Rabbi Paul Sher’s 75th birthday, by Dr. Levin & Lori Shapiro, by the Tabin’s & Mrs. Elias Neuren RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND Ronald Abramson, my son, on the opening of Gladys & Arnold Granet’s birthdays, by his new law practice, by Liliana Abramson Ray Siegel & Blanche Debeauchamp Barbara Kaplun, my aunt, on her birthday, by Liliana Abramson GELFAND-ARPE YOUNG Marvin Sager’s special birthday, by CHILDREN’S INNOVATIVE Helene & Arthur Avidon EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND Jolie Bershad’s baby naming, by Mark Friedman’s marriage, by Michael Jill & Adam Bershad J. Gelfand & Mary C. Arpe Jacob Isaac Shindler’s birth, by Alan Finn Madeline Rossen’s special birthday, GENERAL FUND by Seena & Mel Goldberg A speedy recovery to Arthur Avidon, My upcoming marriage to Carrol by Mr. & Mrs. Murray Ellman Hedlund, by Alan Finn Gladys & Arnold Granet’s 75th birthdays, A speedy recovery to Marsha Chernoff, by Sanford & Marion Goldstein by Natalie & Stanley Klebanoff Ilene & Peter Wohlgemuth, by Get well to Lenore Brachman, April, Roger & Alex Leavy Bat Mitzvah of Liliana Kaplan Abramson, by Mimi & Joe Klein Liliana Abramson’s Bat Mitzvah on A K-12 Jewish Community Day School by Richard & Jane Pickering February 6, 2010, by Veronica Lewin Carly & Michael Schloss’ B’nai Mitzvah, My grandson Eric’s Bar Mitzvah, Community Open House on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. by Arleen & Herb Rudnick by Lorraine A. Reit Please RSVP to our Admissions Department at (561) 852-6004 or Their 40th Wedding Anniversary, Granddaughter Rachel Frazin’s Bat firstname.lastname@example.org. Need-based tuition assistance available. by Esther & Mike Solnick Mitzvah, by Barry & Joni Shlissel Liliana Abramson’s Bat Mitzvah on February 6, 2010, by Steven & Judith Varady Rabbi Brockman, for coming to The Reserve and lighting the Donna Klein Jewish Academy Aline Fisher, by Harold & Aileen Zofcin menorah, the Yudell family Experience Excellence Jewish Living, Learning, and Academic Achievement MUSIC FUND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND 9701 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton Thank you to Lori Shapiro for Ian’s Bar Birth of Chloe James Schmier, parents (561) 852-6004 ■ www.dkja.org Mitzvah, by Cindy & Duncan Morton Brian & Jamie Schmier, grandparents Linda & Bobby Schmier, by Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido PRAYERBOOK FUND Sheryl & Marty Fromowitz on the with a Dedication in Honor of, engagement of their son Dr. Jeffrey Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center Barbara Blue’s Bat Mitzvah, by Fromowitz to Jolie Marisa Masters, by n T Attractio Rochelle & Eli Brownstein Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido Gladys & Arnold Granet’s 75th birthdays, NEWES Levis JCC Jan & Allen Lev on the marriage of their by Jay & Helene Eichler son Jonathan to Lyndsay Chauveau, by Gladys & Arnold Granet’s 75th birthdays, KidFiT Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido by Edward & Helene Farrell Aline Fisher’s 60th birthday, by PHYLLIS AND ALAN H. WEINER Sue & Steve Feldman ENDOWMENT FUND Gladys & Arnold Granet’s 150 years, Gladys & Arnold Granet’s special 75th by Arlyn & Herb Hutt birthdays, by Phyllis & Alan Weiner Ki dF iT 9801 Donna Klein Boulevard Boca Raton Inside the Sports & Wellness Center Our Congregation Mourns: Ages 3-5 yrs: Rachel “Rose” Sussman, grandmother of Kim Greenfield Mon-Fri 12:30-2:30 p.m. Leon Mayerchak, father of Joe & Rhea Mayerchak, grandfather of Justin Mayerchak, grandfather of Marjorie & Adrian Minor, great grandfather of Jack & Lexi Minor, Ages 5-11 yrs: grandfather of Sari & Steven Sheiner, great grandfather of Joey & Brody Sheiner Mon-Thurs 2:30-8 p.m. Alan Benrubi, brother of Rick & Karen Benrubi, uncle of Joshua & Michael Benrubi Fri 2:30-4 p.m. Stuart Goldring, father of Andrew & Karen Goldring, Saturdays 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m. grandfather of Devin & Shelby Goldring Sundays 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Adele Shinder, mother of Merrie Shinder* Louis Marquisee, father of Jed & Karen Marquisee* Levis JCC Members: Muriel Perry Bloch, mother of Gail & Keith Kronish, grandmother of Mitchell Kronish William Halperin, father of Stacey & Scott Podradchik, grandfather of Julia 6-month $125 Podradchik Monthly $25 • Hourly $4 *Laid to rest in our Mausoleum Non-Members: Hourly $8 3-level Indoor Playground 20 ft. Rock Climbing Wall Wii Fitness Games Mazel Tov To: Dance Video Mats Shay & Rachael Corcia on the arrival of their new daughter Lily Isabel Corcia; grandparents are Jane & Steve Throne For more information, call (561) 852-3117 Brooke & Jason Shindler on the arrival of their new son Jacob or e-mail email@example.com. Isaac Shindler; grandmother is Carrol Hedlund March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 19 May is Chez Gourmet Month Beginning May 1, Chez Gourmet of Boynton Beach will be our new on- site caterer.To celebrate their joining the TBE team and to allow them to dazzle you with their delightful and creative selections, they will host two events in May. On Friday, May 7, Chez Gourmet will provide refreshments at onegs following both the Tot Shabbat and Family Services. On Thursday, May 13, they will hold the Chez Gourmet Showcase, an event to showcase Chez Gourmet and their vendors including florists, rental stops, DJs and decorators.This event is designed for Bar/Bat Mitzvah parents, engaged couples and congregants interested in holding catered events at the Temple or in their home. “Sheri and Jack are amazing,” said Lisa Henschel,TBE member who has hosted parties in her home catered by Chez Gourmet for over nine years.“They are creative, fun and easy to work with. Anything you can dream, they can make a reality. Every party is unique and reflects the personality of the family they just what foods are appropriate for five years where they developed are working with.” every Jewish occasion. a love for Pacific Rim cuisine and Chez Gourmet is one of South “Jack and Sheri have a passion fabulous food. Missing family and Florida’s finest catering and party for food and it shines through in friends, they soon moved to the planning companies. Founded in every event they create. They mainland and opened the award- 1996 by chefs Sheri and Jack Jacobs, also work seemlessly with other winning Pastabilities restaurant Chez Gourmet has gained a devoted vendors (floral decorators, djs, event in Atlanta, GA.The restaurant was following among both private and planners, etc.) to make event soon voted the best new Italian corporate clients for its personalized planning with them a pleasure,” restaurant by readers of a major service, creative spirit and attention said Jackie Saltzman, chair of TBE’s Atlanta newspaper. Pastabilities also to detail.The couple brings to each Programming Committee.“Their specialized in catering intimate and every event a diverse culinary staff is something to talk about dinner parties. A few years later, background and a desire to please too.They are very knowledgeable, after once again hearing the call your palate with the most delectable always nice and professional.” of the ocean and the sound of the flavors from around the world. And Prior to starting Chez Gourmet, wind whistling through the palms, because they are Jewish, they know Sheri and Jack lived in Maui for Sheri and Jack sold the restaurant 20 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org and pursued their dream of creating a “They are creative, fun and easy unique catering company in beautiful, sunny South Florida. to work with. Anything you can dream, Today, Chez Gourmet has grown beyond their highest expectations, they can make a reality. Every party is encompassing both catering and party planning that has delighted thousands unique and reflects the personality of the of customers. Chez Gourmet has been featured in Palm Beach Illustrated family they are working with.” Magazine and Boca Raton Magazine’s help make your party dreams come some have international backgrounds. annual Fine Dining issue as one of the true,” said Sheri.“Fabulous food and Our service team is always willing to “Caterers We Love.” gorgeous presentation are just not go the extra mile to make every event “For us, creating an unforgettable enough, however. We owe so much a memorable success.” dining experience for our clients and of our success to our wonderful and Don’t forget to mark the above dates their special guests is a true pleasure. professional service staff who are on your calendar, and look for more Whether the event is a surprise always ready to bring a smile to every information in an upcoming mailing. birthday party, an open house or a guest. Many of our chefs are graduates romantic outdoor wedding, we will of the Culinary Institute of America and chezgourmettbe.com Send UNIONGRAMS to Members of the 2010 Confirmation Class Send a Uniongram to a Confirmand.These congratulatory messages are a wonderful, convenient way to acknowledge this simcha. Sisterhood compiles and presents each student with his or her own book of best wishes. For just $2 per message or $36 for the entire class, you may express your joy. Proceeds from Uniongrams benefit the WRJ Y.E.S. Place a checkmark next to the name(s) of the Confirmand you wish to honor. ___ Carly Block, daughter of Debra & Stephen Block ___ Rachel Levine, daughter of Annette & Manuel Levine ___ Michael Casciato, son of Laura Casciato ___ Joshua Lukes, son of Brooke & David Lukes ___ Tori Cleaver, daughter of Leslie & Tom Cleaver ___ Michael Mandel, son of Diane Perkins & Paul Mandel ___ Max Crampton-Thomas, son of Shari & Daniel ___ Daniel Rodriguez, son of Charlotte & Richie Rodriguez Crampton-Thomas ___ Alexandra Rogers, daughter of Wendy & Andrew Rogers ___ Benjamin Cross, son of Jill & Michael Cross ___ Hayden Saul, son of Karen & Howard Saul ___ Mitchell Eisenberg, son of Nancy & Gary Eisenberg ___ Zachary Schlein, son of Keryn Rod & Jeffrey Schlein ___ David Gracin, son of Marisol & Hank Gracin ___ Brooke Schultz, daughter of Marcy & Barry Schultz ___ Nicole Hahn, daughter of Lauren & Barry Hahn ___ Ryan Schwamm, son of Shari & Craig Schwamm ___ Danielle Haskin, daughter of Marcia & Lee Haskin ___ Abigail Solomon, daughter of Lois & Geoff Solomon ___ Kylie Herman, daughter of Margie Gilbert ___ Jesse Sullivan, son of Kim Sullivan ___ Emily Herr, daughter of Melinda & Thomas Herr ___ Braemen Weiner, son of Cheryl & Robert Weiner ___ Jared Kahhan, son of Michele & Alan Kahhan ___ Alexandra Weiss, daughter of Linda & Dennis Weiss ___ David Kanner, son of Wendy & Sam Kanner ___ Tiffany Wunsch, daughter of Monica & Steven Wunsch. ___ Ana Keusch, daughter of Cristina & Donald Keusch ___ Robert Klasfeld, son of Rebecca & Alan Klasfeld Before May 10, mail a check payable to TBE WRJ to: Elisa Morlini, 12091 Rockwell Way, Boca Raton, FL. 33428. Contact Elisa with questions at 561/487-1292. _____Confirmands checked x $2 per message or $36 for the entire class= _________________________________________________ your name as you wish it to appear ________________________ Phone # ____________________________________e-Mail Address ___________________________________________________________ Message _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 21 LET US SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE WILL ALWAYS STAND BY ISRAEL. INVEST IN STATE OF ISRAEL BONDS. FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR YOU, SOLIDARITY FOR ISRAEL. Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bonds Arlyne Monroe, Registered Representative 951 Yamato Road - Suite 206 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-988-3066 firstname.lastname@example.org www.israelbonds.com This is not an offering which can be made only by prospectus. 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Issues subject to availability. 22 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org GIVING TREE wElComE Patty & Louis Beck Abbi & Stephen Bentz nEw Linda Berger mEmBErS Mike & Judy Blackman Alessana Briczkowski-Fordin Steve & Dana Brown Debra and Ronald Gouz Brown’s Interior Design and their daughters, Hark Burkhalter Rachel and Jenna Joel & Linda Cohen Morris & Gladys Erdheim Sheri and Jack Jacobs Robert & Sheilah Harrow Daniel Hurwitz Deborah & Herbert Jackman Stacey and Benjamin Jack & Grace Jaiven Kaminecki and their Kenneth & Lorri Klein children, Susan, Steven and Myra & Stuart Perlen Aaron Susan & Barry Podolsky Suzanne Schoenfeld Dr. Melanie Rosenblatt and Lori Shapiro & Family her children, Hannah and Myra & Rabbi Merle Singer Jacob South Florida Hand & Orthopedic Center Martin & Edith Stein Tammi and Jonathan Stein Janice & Stanley Sussman and their children, Alayna Shirley Weinstein and Austin Larry & Paula Winker www.levisjcc.org HARVEY DUBOV 561-542-SELL (7355) Email: email@example.com Website: www.harveysellsboca.com Now is the Time to Buy!! Licensed Florida Realtor since 1979 • Boca Raton Resident since 1982 Ranked #14 in the entire U.S. among 120,000 RE/MAX Associates Ranked #5 in Residential Sales in the Entire Florida Region RECENTLY INDUCTED INTO THE PRESTIGIOUS RE/MAX HALL OF FAME (TOP 1%., NATIONALLY - “ELITE OF THE ELITE”) Past Awards include: RE/MAX EXECUTIVE CLUB. 100% CLUB. PLATINUM CLUB AND CHAIRMAN’S CLUB Luxury Estate Specialist • Gated Communities • Country Club Estates Waterfront Properties • Pre-Construction Servicing all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties He has successfully fulﬁlled the dreams of thousands of families throughout South Florida. See why so many homeowners have chosen Harvey Dubov to represent them for all of their real estate needs. EXPERIENCE IS NOT EXPENSIVE – IT’S PRICELESS! (561) 542-SELL (7355) March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 23 IN MEMORY OF Just for You! RICHARD ALLEN BRANSDORF Rose & Samuel Ruben, by Robert S. Ruben The Hilton Suites Boca Raton offers discounted rates MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND Dr. Edward W. Katz, by Mark & Susan Sosin to all members of Temple Beth El and any affiliates, Joseph David Rosen, beloved father, by RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Beverly & Marvin Bransdorf family or friends! Elayne Weiss’ beloved husband, by CARING CONGREGANT FUND Helen & Arthur Avidon Sol A. Lind, by Jerry & Sarina Lind Rita Sokohl, by Ann Cohen Jack Folkman, beloved brother, by Ann Cohen CONTINUING EDUCATION FUND Rose Cohen, beloved mother, by Robert Cohen Jacob Jacobson, by Ruth Jacobson Mickey Kippel, beloved uncle, Louis Marquissee, by Ruth Jacobson by Betty A. Ginsburg Roslyn Kirsch, by the Kirsch family GELFAND-ARPE YOUNG Barnet S. Reit, my husband, by Lorainne A. Reit CHILDREN’S INNOVATIVE Scott J. Reit, my son, by Lorraine A. Reit Your friends and family will enjoy: EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND Spacious Two Room Suite Beatrice Shapiro Shandoff, by Michael RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND Complimentary full cooked to order breakfast each J. Gelfand & Mary C. Arpe Seymour Neuman, Linda Schmier’s father, morning by Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido GENERAL FUND Solomon Meshullam, Lois Niles’ father, by Complimentary two hour premium cocktail reception each Joel Levine, by Adina & Justin Gould Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido evening Bea Siegel, by Audrey Stern Florence Weinstein, Connie Cohen’s mother, Complimentary local transportation within the Boca Raton by Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido GROSBERG INTERFAITH area David Zabner, Howard Zabner’s father, by ENDOWMENT FUND Located just minutes from Temple Beth El, area Robin Eisenberg & Andrea Broido Bridget Agnes Kelly, by Susan Bloom attractions and local beaches REVA & HERBERT STERNECK CAMP DR. HOMER MELVIN For reservations call 561- 483-3600. Be sure to ask for the KUTZ SCHOLARSHIP FUND ENDOWMNET FUND special discounted Temple Beth El Rate. Lil Lewis, by Patty & Louis Beck Melvin Homer, by Franklin & Jenny Homer Vicki Rosenthal, by Patty & Louis Beck SIDNEY & ANNABETTA KAUFMAN David Weiss’ mother, by Patty & Louis Beck AND FAMILY CHILDREN’S TREES TO ISRAEL FUND EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND Murray Rifkowitz, by Norma & Layne Locker Stuart Goldring, by Gary & Pat Kaufman 7920 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 www.bocaratonsuites.hilton.com MYER WEINGARTEN PRAYERBOOK FUND ENDOWMENT FUND with a Dedication in memory of, Myer Weingarten, by Iris Weingarten Barbara Brodsky, by Dr. Bruce Brodsky Dorothy Resnick, by Millie Fradin & William Cyrkin Our parents, by Herb & Susen Grossman Louis Marquissee, with deepest sympathy, by Mimi & Joe Klein Favors that will be remembered long after your DISASTER RELIEF FUND FOR HAITI party is only a treasured memory Ruth Berg Margaret Kottler, in memory of Leo Platt Irene & Merrill Epstein Leonard & Mimi Leeds Ruth Fagan Jan & Allen Lev Shop online or visit our showroom Lorraine & Howard Freeman Howard, Shari, Aaron & Jackie Jablon, Shelley & Larry Marcus Olivia & Alison Richmond in memory of Marcia Jablon Ann Schimmel ’s We have 1000 of items to make your Roberta & Jacob Kalmanson Jennifer & Craig Shapiro, Julia & Lauren Jeffrey & Suzanne Katz Lori Shapiro Party Special The Klayman family, Lawrence, Lainie, Izzi & Amanda Jill & Alan Slootsky Susan & Mark Sosin Mimi & Joe Klein Marilyn & Hubert Wulk We offer the Largest Selection at Discounted Prices SISTERHOOD cONTRIbUTIONS Visit us Online MITZVAH FUND IN MEMORY OF www.BarMitzvahFavors.com Solomon Meshollam, by Dr. Merrill and Irene Epstein Dr. Louis Marquisee, by Stanton and Carol Bass Or COLLEGE OUTREACH FUND IN MEMORY OF Solomon Meshollam, by Jan and Allen Lev Call 561-750-8683 YES FUND IN MEMORY OF Solomon Meshollam, by Gail and Irwin Cohen Call to Setup an Appointment to visit our Showroom 24 THE CHRONICLE | www.tbeboca.org MARcH 2010 YAHRzEIT Max Adler, by Leonard Adler Riva Bluvshtein, by Roza Akselrud Morris Goodman, by Natalie Bachman Lynne A. Jackman, by Herbert Jackman Bernard Jaiven, by Jack & Grace Jaiven Charles Kanfer, by Jack Kanfer Ar-Line Promotions Dr. Milton Rosenbaum, by the Bargas family Julius Kaufman, by Michael Kaufman We will print on almost anything under the sun! Gerald Baron, by Sylvia Baron Daniel Keisman, by Myrna Keisman Sonya Rock, by Flo Baumwell Tillie Kahn, by Rhodie Klar Esther Berg, by Dennis & Margie Berg Celia Lind, by Natalie & Stanley Klebanoff Bar Mitzvah and Wedding Invitations & Favors William Manning, by Linda & Naomi Sternberg, by Marianne Lerner Bill Berger & family Pens, calendars, drinkware, cheer/team uniforms Florence Kushner, by Gloria Levy Isidor Bobick, by Edward & Marianne Bobick Golf & tennis tournament awards & incentives Louis Levy, by Gloria Levy Ida Sabath, by Dana, Steve, Susan, Howard Greenberg, by Lana & Jerry Lieberman Andrew & Jordan Brown Emanuel Kashman, by Ron, Evelyn R. Lyons, by Stephen B. Lyons Ph: 561.477.6268 Fax: 561.477.0905 Annette & Laura Cashman Emanuel Kaufman, by Carol & Buddy Magod Pauline Fomon, by Judith Chason Anna Lazarus, by Geraldine Mailender ar-linepromotions.com Lois Pathman Harriet Cherry, by Jay L. Cherry Selma Furman, by Harriet Mandel Nat Cohen, by Gerrie Cohen Betty Mandel, by Martin Mandel Alfred Cohn, by Michael Cohn, Edwin R. Manning, by Barbara Manning Jessica Miller, Linda Cohn Florence Goldstein, by Barbara Manning Isidore Lassen, by Michael Cohn, Arthur A. Marcus, by Larry & Shelley Marcus Jessica Miller, Linda Cohn Irma Marcus, by Larry & Shelley Marcus Sam Dichter, by Anne Dichter Rita Baldwin, by Adele C. Marmer Shava Dichter, by Anne Dichter Herman Marx, by Gail Marx Rose Ginsburg, by Anne Dichter Michael Meyers, by Arlene Meyers Ethel Dicker, by Saralyn & Gerry Dicker William Tandet, by Bernice T. Miller Irving Dicker, by Saralyn & Gerry Dicker Albert Kolikof, by Mr. & Mrs. Marvin E. Miller Paul Donoff, by Craig Donoff Bernard Paskin, by Anne Paskin Irving Dranoff, by Morton F. Dranoff Saul Pedvis, by Len Pedvis Sarah Elinoff, by Bernard Elinoff Clara Pollock, by Ellen & Edward Pollock Leora Erdheim, by Morris, Carol, Edith Steinfeld, by Joan & Howard Poorvu & Allen Erdheim Arthur Weitzner, by Ellie & Stan Rassler Gertrude Goldstein, by A. P. Fiorillo Larry Scher, by Ellie & Stan Rassler Frieda Slon, by Sandy Flax Peri Lisa Purus, by Mildred Fradin Bertha Prell, by Shirley Rubin Brenda Friedman, by Barry & Rose Meyer, by Jean & Keonard Satin Madelina Friedman Irene Satin, by Leonard & Jean Satin Shirley Gale, by Noreen Friedman & Mark Gale Mamie Siegel, by Lawrence Siegel Sara Galler, by Marvin Galler Louis Greenfield, by Minnie Siegel Renee Gant, by Benjamin Gant Dr. Bruce Siegel, by Minnie Siegel Stanley Kuttler, by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Geller Ida Weingarten, by Dr. Sanford Glanz Faye Livon, by Muriel & Leon Simon Samuel Grobman, by Selma G. Sitrick Palm Caterers Rubin Brenner, by Sally Glascom Steven Glascom, by Sally Glascom Rita Goldberg, by Barry & Donna Goldberg Alice Weinberger, by Shelly Smith Jacob Weinberger, by Shelly Smith Anna Ulitsky, by Delores Solomon at Temple Beth El Peter Gold, by Dr. Jerome & Anne Goldberg Nadzia Sonn, by Barbara Sonnmarcello cordially invites you to be a guest at your simcha Isadore Kamen, by Arden Kamen Goldstein Charles Levin, by Diana Stein Julius Miller, by Glenda Gordon For your shabbat dinner, Dr. Arnold Stein, by Audrey Stern & family Marc Gordon, by Jim & Judy Gordon Sadye Mirman, by Betty Taub kiddush brunch, or black tie gala, Bonnie Gibson, by Sondra Gorodinsky Ida Taub, by Betty Taub let Palm Caterers design an event that Julius Gould, by Lewis Gould David Taub, by Betty Taub will remain in your memory long after the Libby Ackerman, by Susan Gould Sadye Mirman, by Marc & Ronna Taub last cup of coffee has been served. Samuel Ackerman, by Susan Gould Beatrice Kandel, by Elinor Toberoff Pearl Granet, by Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Granet Dr. Theodore Pick, by Alice Turner For events after May 1st Nettie Greenbaum, by Fran Greenbaum Julius L. Goldberg, by Sylvia G. Greenberg Audrey Kaylin, by Randy & Peter Warheit RSVP 561-394-PALM (7256) call 561/395-3690 Eve Beth Greenfiedl, by Sybil N. Greenfield Samuel Luks, by Frances & George Weinberg Sylvia Grossman, by Stuart Z. Grossman Paul Luks, by Frances & George Weinberg Daniel G. Rubin, by Bonnie & Barry Halperin Molly Weinberg, by Frances & George Weinberg Herman Herst, by Ida Herst Joan Weingarten, by Abby & Adam Weingarten Bertha Barrett, by Ida Herst Arthur & William Shapiro, by Shirley Weinstein Warren Hofstadter, by Betty Jane Hofstadter Isaac Weiss, by the Weiss family Harry Sall, by Deanna & Irwin Isert George Tirck, by Jackie & Al Wheeler Morris Tucker, by Deborah Jackman John D. Whiteman, by Mrs. John D. Whiteman GIFTS GENERAL FUND Robert & Barbara Hausman Joseph P. & Miriam B. Klein Lois Niles & Solomon Machulam Robin & David Soblick RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Roberta & Irwin Sporn Bambi & Barry Deanto Betty & Millard Suid Jamie & Philip Garroway March/April 2010 • THE CHRONICLE 25 temple officers Mark E. Platt pReSidenT Barry M. Podolsky exeCUTiVe ViCe pReSidenT Allen P. Lev ViCe pReSidenT OF adMiniSTRaTiOn Elinor Josephson ViCe pReSidenT OF COngRegaTiOnaL aCTiViTieS and COMMUniTY SeRViCeS COMMiTTee CO-CHaiR Stephanie Lowen ViCe pReSidenT OF edUCaTiOn and YOUTH Maurice Plough, Jr. ViCe pReSidenT OF deVeLOpMenT LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST and SeCURiTY COMMiTTee CHaiR CLINICAL SEXOLOGIST Patty Beck SeCReTaRY for your emotional, sexual and spiritual health 2900 N. Military Trail #165 Tel: 561.995.4004 Boca Raton, FL 33431 firstname.lastname@example.org Board of trustees real “Boca Expert“ www.drbarbarawinter.com Gail Cohen SiSTeRHOOd CO-pReSidenT The Lisa Zwick SiSTeRHOOd CO-pReSidenT Michael Blackman BROTHeRHOOd pReSidenT S Adam Fogel BOFTY pReSidenT HELDON The real “Boca Expert” Aline Fisher ReLigiOUS aCTiViTieS COMMiTTee CHaiR Jeffrey A. Graef OpeRaTiOnS COMMiTTee CHaiR JAFFEE SHELDON Elinor Josephson COMMUniTY SeRViCeS COMMiTTee CHaiR Sandy Listokin edUCaTiOn and YOUTH COMMiTTee CHaiR JAFFEE Michael Manis FinanCe COMMiTTee CHaiR Larry Marcus MaUSOLeUM COMMiTTee CHaiR World Class Service Kenneth A. Mogell, DMD COnTinUing edUCaTiOn COMMiTTee CHaiR Business Experience Richard K. Newman endOWMenT COMMiTTee CHaiR World Class since 1976 Service Susan Podolsky MeMBeRSHip COMMiTTee CHaiR Business Experience since 1976 Jaclyn Saltzman pROgRaMMing COMMiTTee CHaiR Melissa Weinberger eaRLY CHiLdHOOd COMMiTTee CHaiR LANGREALTY Sandi Altner Lisa S. 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