TEMPLE BETH EL BULLETIN
An Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue
A member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Volume 36 Issue 4 (bi-monthly) March/April 2010 Adar/Nisan/Iyar 5770
TU B’SheVaT 2010
Planting the seeds for generations to come...
Families... ...and Friends
Temple Beth El - Board of Trustees COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Beth El Cares
Eileen H. Rosner, President 324-4096
Gary P. Lessen, Immediate Past President 322-7617
Liz Finkelstein 327-2187
Peter K. Kempner, First-Vice President 968-8079 B’nai Mitzvah Committee
Jared Finkelstein, Vice President 327-2187 Terry Hazen 329-2202
Scott Krowitz, Vice President 348-8680 Rona Katz 329-0666
Harold Schwartz, Vice President 968-0460
Seymour Weinstein, Vice President 353-8873 Board of Education
Allan Lang, Treasurer 327-6418 Carl Weinberg 322-8675
Denise Greenman, Secretary 329-8594
TRUSTEES Elissa Garber-Hyman 316-8228
David Arditti 968-2798
Melvin Bloomenthal 322-2398 Facilities
Gordon Brown* 325-8911 Sylvan Pomerantz 968-0605
Susan Clarke 968-2754 Finance
Claudia Lubin Esposito 329-8585
Allan Lang 327-6418
Rosalea Fisher* 323-1449
Gerry Ginsburg 322-1324 Fund Raising
Cheryl Bader-Goldblum 329-1911 Scott Krowitz 348-8680
Fred Golove* 323-0295 Peter K. Kempner 968-8079
Ron Gross* 325-3114
Terry Hazen 329-2202 High Holidays
Elissa Garber-Hyman 316-8228 Seymour Weinstein 353-8873
Martin Israel* 325-8511
Beth El Remembers
Alan Jaffe 357-0377
Herbert Kahan* 322-3249 Fred Golove 322-0295
Alan Kalter* 322-8220 Human Resources
Eric Kaplan 323-2383 Scott Krowitz 348-8680
Doug Karp* 972-0910 Robert Lesser 321-8364
Rona Katz 329-0666
Carol Krim 968-1075 Membership Committee
Mark Lapine* 329-9879 Terry Hazen 329-2202
Susan Leiterstein 322-5012 Rona Katz 329-0666
Milton Mann* 322-6161
Neil Perlman* 203-354-8663 Project Ezra
Sylvan Pomerantz 968-0605 Joy Katz 329-3359
Brian Rogol* 329-8276 Ritual Committee
Meira Rosenberg 968-0260
Gerry Ginsburg 322-1324
Eli Savransky 329-2990
Norman Stone 866-2273 Susan Schneiderman Eitelberg 203-333-3331
Mia Weinstein 595-0528 Synaplex
HONORARY TRUSTEES Roni Lang 327-6418
Harry Bennett, z”l Renee Migdal 329-1523
Frank Rosner, z”l Youth Programming
SISTERHOOD Walter Morgenthaler 968-8581
Wendy Durica, President 914-764-8246
MEN’S CLUB WHERE TO FIND IT
Michael Arons 323-8436 Joshua Hammerman, Rabbi ......................... Page 3
*past president Steven Lander, Executive Director .............. Page 3
Sidney G. Rabinowitz, Hazzan Emeritus ...... Page 4
OUR STAFF IS MOST EAGER TO ASSIST YOU.
Monday — Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Service Schedule - January/February ...Page 4 & 5
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Al Treidel, Director of Jewish Life Education ... Page 5
Phone: (203) 322-6901 Fax: (203) 322-0532
Ariela Pelaia, Director of Programming ....... Page 6
Joshua Hammerman, Rabbi (email@example.com) ext. 307
Sidney G. Rabinowitz, Hazzan Emeritus B’nai Mitzvah ............................................... Page 7
(firstname.lastname@example.org) ext. 309 Men’s Club ................................................... Page 8
Steven Lander, Executive Director (email@example.com) ext. 304
Sisterhood .................................................. Page 10
Al Treidel, Director of Jewish Life Education
(firstname.lastname@example.org) ext. 305
Ariela Pelaia, Programming Director (email@example.com) ext. 311
Diana Farberov, Education Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) ext. 306
The mission of Temple Beth El is to fulfill the Jewish
Linda Rezak, Bookkeeper (email@example.com) ext. 302 religious, educational, social and service needs of members
Mindy Rogoff, Temple Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) ext. 301 of the Greater Stamford Jewish community who identify
Ellen Gottfried, Secretary (TempleSec@tbe.org) ext. 308 with Conservative Judaism, and to take its place in the area
Alberto Eyzaguirre, Facilities Manager (email@example.com) ext. 314 as a caring, religious congregation that supports the social
Sisterhood Gift Shop (firstname.lastname@example.org) ext. 310 service needs of the community.
ON ONE FOOT FROM THE DESK OF
Just after Passover, Mara and I will be STEVEN LANDER
traveling to Poland and Israel along with EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
16 teens from Stamford‟s Kulanu Hebrew TBE is the Place to BE!
High School program, and up to 10,000 Last month we received the
high school students from around the proud distinction of being selected as having one of the
world. We‟ll be traveling with a group of about 75 top five synagogue websites in a vote taken by
representing Southern New England, among them our synagogue executives across the country! Yasher Koach
Director of Jewish Life Education, Al Treidel. I‟ve never to Ariela Pelaia and Andy Lehrfeld for creating and
been to Poland before and am approaching this journey maintaining such a magnificent and informative website.
with a mixture of fear and anticipation. Just take a look at our website and you will see all the
Why fear? Because the footsteps that we‟ll be wonderful programs TBE has to offer for every age
retracing on the Yom Hashoah, April 12, the terrifying group. That‟s why we say TBE is the place to be!
March kicks-off, after a busy Purim weekend, by
death march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Hashoah, are
joining together with thousands of other Jews across
perhaps the most bloodstained three kilometers on
America with our Shabbat Across America dinner.
earth. How many Abels will I hear crying out from the Hazzan Rabinowitz will lead Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30
earth beneath me? The Yom Hashoah event will p.m. and Rabbi Hammerman will lead a Learner‟s Service
conclude with a memorial service at one of the gas for Young Professionals. We will then gather for a
chambers in Birkenau, followed by the singing of delicious, traditional Shabbat dinner catered by Chap-a-
Hatikvah. Nosh in Brooklyn.
With all the sadness, there will also be celebration. It On Shabbat, March 6, the congregation is invited to
is called the March of the LIVING, and what better sign of join us as we dedicate the lobby in memory of Bruce
life can there be than to have thousands of teenagers Feinberg, z‟l. The actual dedication will take place
singing, clapping, flirting, laughing, and doing all the immediately following the morning service. Although
things that teens do. I‟m sure we‟ll see all of that, in Bruce‟s physical presence will be poignantly missed, this
Poland and of course in Israel, in between the silence and day will symbolize how his love and commitment to his
the tears. family, his friends and to his community lives on. Special
During our week in Poland, we‟ll be touring other thanks to the hundreds of Bruce‟s friends and family who
infamous landmarks, including Treblinka, Sobibor, Oscar contributed to this effort. Although the renovations will
Schindler‟s factory in Crakow and the site of the Warsaw not be completed until this summer, it is most
Ghetto Uprising. We‟ll also look back at the thousand appropriate that this dedication be held the same
years of Jewish life that preceded the Holocaust in morning as the Auf Ruf for Bruce and Karen‟s son Matt
and his fiancée Nikki.
Poland, centuries filled with great accomplishments,
The weekend continues with a breakfast sponsored
legendary figures and magical places. I‟m especially
by the Men‟s Club (everyone invited) on Sunday, March 7
looking forward to the one night our group will be staying at 9:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Mark Silverberg,
at hotel in, of all places, Chelm. Like so many of you, I internationally recognized author, scholar and lecturer on
grew up loving the tales of the Wise Men of Chelm, those the Middle East and Islam. His topic will be “To Seek a
mythical bumbling schlemiels who always took Talmudic Newer World: Lessons for the Obama Administration.”
logic to its illogical extreme – and beyond. A Passover Wine and Food Tasting and Israeli
From Poland, we‟ll be flying to Israel to celebrate Boutique will follow from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Israel‟s 62nd Independence Day on April 20. If all goes BevMax will have a fine selection of wines to taste and
well, in other words, if the Wise Men of Chelm have order. Abel Caterers will have Passover food samples
discovered Wi-Fi, I‟ll be Blogging and Tweeting away and will take orders for delivery to TBE for pick-up the
while over there, and sending you some letters and day before Passover. Also, there will be a special Israeli
photos from the road. Trunk Show with tablecloths and kippot as well as a large
I am very grateful to Patty Goldstick, Betsy Stone and selction of Passover items from our Sisterhood Gift Shop.
Kulanu for putting together such a successful March of On Monday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., TBE will proudly
the Living program here in Stamford, and especially to Dr. host the “Am Echad, We Are One” benefit concert for
Harry Romanowitz and the Holocaust Memorial Haiti featuring over 12 different acts and all of our area
Committee of Stamford, for nominating me to participate choirs and religious schools. Tickets are available at
in this trip as a regional rabbi - and for the financial www.whatsupband.net.
Have you attended a “Listen, Learn and Latte”
assistance that committee is making available to all the
program yet? The next one will be Tuesday, March 9, at
7:30 p.m. at Borders Books on High Ridge Road. This
Here is the list of the teens with TBE ties who will be
monthly program is sponsored by the Interfaith Council
joining us on this memorable trip : Chelsea Eisenberg, of Southwestern CT and features Rabbi Hammerman
Dan Hammerman, Jessie Hirtenstein, Melanie Katz, along with other area clergy.
Michelle Goldstein, Mollie Steinmetz, Ross Neugeboren, March-ing forward...March 19 - 20 is our Synaplex
Continued on page 17... Continued on page 17...
THE HAZZAN’S VOICE
The manner in which a person prays
can be a clue to his or her philosophy of MARCH 2010
life. The Talmud, therefore, encourages
certain types of prayer and discourages Friday, March 5
other types. Some prayers give meaning Shabbat Across America 6:00 p.m.
to life while other prayers can be harmful. Shabbat Unplugged 7:30 p.m.
So, what are the harmful kinds of prayers? The
Talmud says: “To cry over the past is to utter a vain Shabbat, March 6
prayer.” The Mishnah illustrates: “If your wife is Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m.
pregnant you should not pray, „May it be a boy!‟ because Dedication of Lobby in memory of
the gender of the child has already been determined.” Bruce Feinberg, z‟l
Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
Many of us cry over the past. We say, “If only I had
Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m.
been a better parent, my children would have turned out
Mincha/Ma‟ariv Service 5:15 p.m.
CORRIE MINKOFF, BAT MITZVAH
So many of us walk around feeling pangs of guilt.
But the Talmud says: “To cry over the past is to utter a Friday, March 12
vain prayer.” It is wasted energy and wasted emotions. Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
The past is gone, it cannot be changed. For us, the
question should be what are we doing with our life Shabbat, March 13
today? What are we doing to make it a better future? Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m.
Are we working diligently to better the relationships with Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
the people around us? At home? In the workplace? In Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m.
our house of worship?
There was a lead article in the Washington Post Friday, March 19
dealing with Donald Gates, a man found guilty of slaying Grade 3 & 4 Shabbat Dinner & Shul-In 5:30 p.m.
a Georgetown student in 1981. He has spent these 28 Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
years in prison and only recently was exonerated of all
charges through DNA testing. Upon being freed, he Shabbat, March 20
made the following statement, “I‟m not into WHY me? Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m.
I‟m into my future. Being bitter isn‟t going to change Synaplex Shabbat - Dedication of Ramp
what happened.” He may or may not have studied In memory of David Jaffe, z‟l
Talmud or Mishnah, but he did get the message that they Grades 3 & 4 Shul-In
teach. Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m.
This is my first Bulletin article for the year 2010. Like
most, I make my New Year resolutions - actually twice in Friday, March 26
the yearly cycle - some I keep, others seem to vanish Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
quickly. I do believe in the power of positive thinking, JESSICA SCHWARTZ, BAT MITZVAH
whether it be in general conversation or in prayer. As I Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
get older (not old - just older), I concentrate on two Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m.
words found in our Torah: Uvacharta chayim - choose
life! That‟s an example of positive thinking. Monday, March 29
As good or as bad as the year 2009 may have been, EREV PASSOVER
make 2010 a better year. Think of “choosing life” in all
its ramifications at home, in the workplace and yes, even
Tuesday, March 30
in Temple. It only takes positive thinking and acting
Passover - First Day
Passover Services 9:30 a.m.
By the time you read this message a sixth of the year Tot Passover 10:45 a.m.
will already have passed. It still isn‟t too late for me to
wish you a Shanah Tova, a good year. Are you Wednesday, March 31
already making it a better year? Passover - Second Day
Passover Services 9:30 a.m.
Hazzan Sidney G. Rabinowitz Tot Passover 10:45 a.m.
SHABBAT SERVICES DIRECTOR of JEWISH LIFE
APRIL 2010 L’dor Vador
Friday, April 2 On May 5, 1943, Alfred and
Mathilde Treidel, and at least 17 of
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
their relatives with the same last name, were deported
from their home town of Mayen, Germany on a journey
Shabbat, April 3
of no return. The destinations listed included: Maidanek,
Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m.
Sachenhausen, Auschwitz, Lodz, Theresienstat or just
Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
simply “Osten” (east). Their youngest son Otto, z‟l, was
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previously murdered in a forced labor camp. Alfred and
Mathilde Treidel, z‟l, were my grandparents and their
Sunday, April 4 destination, “Osten,” was probably Maidonek. However,
Erev Passover - Last Days there was no record of their arrival at any of the camps.
Their Uncle Hermann Treidel, z‟l, was the last President
Monday, April 5 of the Jewish Community of Mayen and took his own life
Passover - Day Seven rather than participate in that horrible journey.
Passover Services 9:30 a.m. My father, Eric Treidel, z‟l, and his older brother,
Tot Passover 10:45 a.m. Walter, were the only family survivors. My father
ultimately returned to fight in the Second World War and
Tuesday, April 6 was involved in the liberation of Nordhausen
Passover - Day Eight Concentration Camp in Germany. He took a multitude of
Passover Services 9:30 a.m. photographs of the horrors of what he had discovered
Yizkor and wrote cryptic commentary on the back of each photo
Tot Passover 10:45 a.m. and then buried that evidence of the Holocaust in an
envelope in the back of a dresser drawer not to emerge
Friday, April 9 again for a full 50 years. Those photos are now on
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m. display in the Queens College Holocaust Museum. He
never spoke one word about what he had experienced at
Shabbat, April 10 Nordhausen during the remainder of his life. Growing
Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m. up, I had heard bits and pieces of what had occurred
Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m. during the Shoah but for the most part, his generation
Mincha/Ma‟ariv Service 6:45 p.m. refrained until quite recently from speaking in any real
DANIELLE LEFFAND, BAT MITZVAH detail of what they had endured.
Somehow, there was never closure for me as to how
Friday, April 16 and why I was deprived of ever meeting my
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m. grandparents and so many other wonderful people who
were often spoken of so fondly over the years. We never
Shabbat, April 17 found out what had actually happened to them. No one
Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m. had ever returned. Ultimately, my father revealed much
Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m. of his story while being taped by the Spielberg
Foundation. Ironically, during the final 10 years of his
Friday, April 23 life, he eloquently addressed middle school, high school
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m. and college groups sharing his experiences with the
exception of Nordhausen. When asked by the Spielberg
Shabbat, April 24 interviewer what he was thinking when he entered
Nordhausen, he simply answered in a painful tone: “I
Shabbat Services 9:30 a.m.
was thinking about my parents.” That‟s all that he would
Tot Shabbat 10:45 a.m.
For much of my life, I have read and researched the
Friday, April 30
Holocaust. I taught and wrote about it until I just could
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
not bring myself to teach or talk about it any longer. It
was as if I had become a survivor and like so many of
them, it was just too painful to speak about such things.
So, with the exception of the U.S. History classes
Continued on page 17…
ARIELA PELAIA TBE TEENS TO TRAVEL TO PHILADELPHIA
PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Ariela is currently away For the second year in a row, Temple Beth El
teens are planning an inter-congregational trip to
on maternity leave. a synagogue outside of the Connecticut area.
Here are some photos from the Brit This year, from Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31,
Milah of Ariela‟s and Peter‟s son, Asher Evan, held TBE teens will share a special Shabbat weekend
at TBE on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. with their counterparts in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and
will have the opportunity to meet a number of other
Jewish teenagers from eastern Pennsylvania and
Southern New Jersey.
The students will depart from Beth El by coach bus
early Friday morning and will spend much of the day
touring special sights in the Philadelphia area. Late in
the afternoon, they will arrive at their destination in
Elkins Park where they will leave for their host families‟
homes. At Elkins Park, they will share a special
Shabbaton weekend with other teens from the Elkins
Park area including a Saturday night social program. On
Sunday, they will travel with their hosts to Ocean City,
New Jersey to enjoy a day together on the Boardwalk.
That night, they will attend the annual Regional Seaside
Mazal Tov! Mazal Tov! Dance only 20 minutes from Ocean City. There they will
Special Occasion? mix with Jewish teenagers from Southern New
Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Monday
Sponsor The Shabbat E-nnouncements morning surprises are still in the planning stages
(sent every week via e-mail) before our TBE teens return to Stamford.
This trip will once again be led by Al
The Shabbat Announcements Treidel, our Director of Jewish Life Education. He is
(distributed each Shabbat at the Temple) working very closely with his counterpart in Elkins Park to
ensure a memorable weekend for everyone. Last year,
and the Shabbat-O-Gram our teens traveled to Toronto, Canada where they toured
(e-mailed every Thursday night) on Friday morning and afternoon, enjoyed a Shabbaton
All three publications for $72 with their Canadian hosts, and participated in a Walk for
Israel (with 10,000 Canadians) followed by a trip to
All sponsors will be acknowledged at the Niagara Falls. This trip was the center of animated teen
beginning of each of these announcements conversation for many weeks after they returned.
and also listed in our bi-monthly Bulletin. Costs are being contained to ensure a great
experience at a reasonable price for all of our
Call Mindy in the office at 322-6901 ext. 301.
teens. Last year, this trip proved to be a special
bonding experience among our students as well
LEARN, LISTEN & LATTE as with their Canadian Jewish counterparts.
Stamford’s long-running, monthly interfaith, According to Al Treidel: “We expect nothing less
from this trip. Not only will our teens bond with one
another but we anticipate that new friendships will
Christianity, Islam and Judaism emerge with other youth living only a few hours away.
Featuring We know that this Memorial Day Weekend will be even
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Rev. Ann Schmidt and more exciting than our Canadian experience.” It is
Dr. Behjat Syed expected that TBE will host a similar exchange weekend
here with our newly acquired friends from the Elkins Park
At Borders Bookstore on High Ridge Road, Stamford area sometime next year.
Join the conversation! All Beth El teens are invited and encouraged to join
This year’s topic: “Ethics, Faith and Society” us for this unique and exciting experience. For more
Next sessions: Tuesday, March 9th information about our Memorial Day Weekend Exchange
Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m. Trip, contact: Al Treidel, Director of Jewish Life Education
at: (203)322-6901 ext. 305 or email: email@example.com.
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month
from October - May
B’NAI MITZVAH MITZVAH PROJECTS
March 6 (evening)
Daughter of Robin & Bruce
Sister of Ronnie
Attends Cloonan Middle School
Mitzvah Project: Haitian Earthquake
Relief SYDNEY KATZ - Help the people in Haiti
Click here for Sydney's fund raising page:
March 27 (morning)
Daughter of Joy & Barry
Sister of Matthew
Attends Bi-Cultural Day School
Mitzvah Project: Relay for Life
JENNA PLOTZKY - Candles for a Cause
To benefit Kids In Crisis
April 10 (evening)
Please visit our website at
Daughter of Maureen & projects/
Attends Turn of River Middle School for full descriptions of these outstanding
Mitzvah Project: Healing Hearts Pediatric Mitzvah Projects.
ATTENTION TBE ADULTS AND TEENS
You are cordially invited to attend... INTERESTED IN READING TORAH OR
Any Bar or Bat Mitzvah, aufruf, yahrtzeit, baby naming, LEADING SHABBAT SERVICES!
birthday, anniversary or other family milestone celebrated in
our sanctuary at any scheduled service! We would love to include you! If you would like to
lead Musaf, Torah service or Shacharit on a
Our services are celebrations for the entire Shabbat morning, contact Gerry Ginsburg, Ritual
community. Each milestone of yours is one we all have a Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
stake in. Each joy is one we all share, each sorrow is one we
all want to allay. If you would like to hone your Torah reading skills
and read Torah, contact Susan Schneiderman
If you have a special milestone approaching, let us know so Eitelberg, Ritual Co-Chair at
you can share it with your Beth El family. If you simply email@example.com.
want to be part of a congregation that laughs, cries and
shares life together, join us any week - join us every week! If you would like to prepare and deliver a D'var
Torah, contact Rabbi Hammerman at
NO INVITATION REQUIRED firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates are available from now through June.
with Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Using the power of the Internet to bring world-class SAVE THE DATE!!!
scholarship to our doorstep, this new Adult Education venture
gives people the chance to learn on their own and then come BIMAH TO BROADWAY
together to talk about it. A special concert featuring
Visit our website for full details: Cantor Deborah Jacobson!
http://www.tbe.org/2009/10/15/tbe-to-go-online-class-from- TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 2010
SYNAPLEX MEN’S CLUB
March 19-20, 2010
Jews and Food Around the World
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
Dr. David Kraemer
Scholar-in-Residence 9:00 a.m.
Topic: To Seek a Newer World:
We are honored to welcome Dr. David Kraemer,
Lessons for the Obama Administration
author and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the
Jewish Theological Seminary, as Scholar-in-Residence. Mark Silverberg is the Executive Director of the Jewish
Our community will join American Jews around the Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and
country in observing Global Hunger Shabbat in internationally recognized author, scholar and lecturer on
cooperation with American Jewish World Service, delving the Middle East and Islam.
into the fascinating topic of the global Jewish community. Breakfast will be served. There is no charge.
How has modern technology changed the way Jews Open to the community - for men and women.
around the world connect with each other? What role do
food and music play in bringing people together?
As part of this Shabbat, we are asking that MEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2010
participants please bring non-perishable food items which
will be donated to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield The Men‟s Club is pleased to announce that it is
County. accepting applications for its Annual Scholarship Grants.
Dr. David Kraemer will explore the ways in which the These grants are available to members of the
Jewish community has changed over the centuries, Stamford and Fairfield County area high school
beginning on Friday evening with a talk entitled graduating classes, who are of the Jewish faith and who
“Forbidden Fruit: Foods, Jews and Taboos.” Services will pursue accredited programs of higher education in
begin at 7:30 p.m. the forthcoming academic year.
On Saturday morning, Dr. Kraemer will continue with Two separate awards are available:
an exploration of a Jewish community that thrived in EDWARD J. KAPLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Egypt under Muslim rule during the High Middle Ages EVE K. KAPLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
entitled “Eat Like an Egyptian: A Different, but Very
The EDWARD J. KAPLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is
Typical Jewish Community.” Services begin at 9:30 a.m.
a grant by the Temple Beth El Men‟s Club, given in equal
Dr. Kraemer‟s final talk on Saturday afternoon will
parts over a four-year period. The award is made based
demonstrate how the many Jewish communities around
on an overall assessment of the following criteria:
the world have effectively become one: “Brave New
Academic achievement, financial need, character, and
Olam: Kashrut and the Local Global Jewish Community.”
Special children‟s programs will run throughout the
The EVE K. KAPLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is a
morning including the popular Tot Shabbat, Jr.
one-year grant by the Temple Beth El Men‟s Club. The
Congregation services, a Shul-In for third and fourth
award is made to an applicant who has demonstrated
grade students, and all of our youth will be part of an
talent in the fine or performing arts and whose career
African Drum Unity Workshop.
objective is to develop their talent. The award is based
On Saturday a free breakfast and lunch, featuring
on an overall assessment of the following criteria:
foods from around the world, will be served and
Demonstrated talent, academic achievement, financial
everyone is welcome. The Synaplex program will feature
need, character, and citizenship.
a full agenda of activities including Neshama Yoga, a
Applications are available at the Temple Beth El
choice of a learning service entitled “Reflections on World
office and through the Stamford and Fairfield County
Hunger Shabbat,” a meditative service with Rabbinic
area high school guidance offices. Applications must be
Pastor David Daniel Klipper, traditional services, youth
submitted to guidance counselors by April 1, 2010, and
programs and more for members and friends.
to the Scholarship Committee by April 15, 2010. Awards
Temple Beth El invites the community to explore
will be granted in June.
diverse, engaging prayer and learning in a celebratory
Shabbat community…and see what everyone‟s raving
Synaplex activities are free of charge and open to the
general public. Passover 2010
For a complete schedule go to the TBE website at Look for the newly revised edition of
www.tbe.org or call the TBE office at 203-322-6901. the Passover Guide
on our website at www.tbe.org.
BETH EL CARES
2009 CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT PACIFIC HOUSE
As always, our Christmas Eve dinner at Pacific House
men‟s homeless shelter was a huge success. Almost 100
residents were served a delicious meal in an atmosphere
of warmth and caring. Every year it takes wonderful
Temple Beth El Family Israel Adventure people to make this happen. Apologies in advance if I
July 4 - 16, 2010 inadvertently leave someone out.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE
Led by Rabbi Joshua & Mara Hammerman COMMUNITY who provided food and flowers with giving
Why Visit Israel? Here are Ten Top Reasons: hearts. Rosemary Licari, Jimmy Kitsios and their staff at
Court Square Café prepared and donated huge quantities
1) Visiting Israel takes you higher. It heightens your senses.
It heightens your awareness. It heightens your faith. And it of turkey, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce
heightens your sense of identification with a land, thousands of and mashed potatoes. Without them, this dinner would
miles away, a land that is so very dear to us all. Experience NOT have been possible! DiMare Pastry Shop provided
Jerusalem, visit Tel Aviv, float in the Dead Sea, tour the Negev, many of the delicious and beautiful desserts, and Tom
visit Safed, the highest town in Israel, one of the four holy cities Doyle and his staff at Springdale Florist literally filled our
of Judaism. Drive into the Galilee hills and ascend up to the
van with beautiful centerpieces and poinsettias!
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Sylvan Pomerantz
2) Meet the Family. Israel is filled with unforgettable places, for transporting items from TBE and Court Square Café to
but ultimately what will make this trip so special will be the
people that we’ll meet – the ones in the country and the ones in Pacific House. This was the most arduous chore, done
the group. I can think of no group with whom I would rather without a hitch and with a smile!
share these precious days than all of you. THANK YOU TO OUR SERVERS: Debra Adler-Klein,
3) Feeling the serenity of Shabbat in Jerusalem. Rachel and Samantha Klein, Cathy Bernstein, Bud
Freund, Hannah & Charlotte Freund, the Finkelstein
4) To get back to our “roots,” smell the air and feel the dirt of family, Joy, Larry, Hannah, Rachel and Aaron Katz,
our ancestors. You can feel the history come up through the Stacye, Stuart, Jason and Hannah Nekritz, Susan, David,
soles of your feet. Jennifer and Michael Rich, and Jill, Mark, Simone, Mara
5) Seeing the accomplishments of the Israelis. The desert has and Sam Teich! A special thank you to Rabbi and Mara
become alive with bustling cities, and a thriving economy. Hammerman and Steven Lander for all they did to make
Visiting Israel now becomes an important statement of support the evening so special.
for Israel, and a denial of the philosophy that “fear” will make THANKS TO ALL OUR TBE FOOD AND SUPPLY
the Israelis leave. DONORS: The Adler-Klein family, the Bernstein/Freund
6) Everything is better in Israel. Personal relationships are Family, David Friedman, Rosalea Fisher, Olga Goldstein,
very real and very caring, the air smells better, the food tastes the Juris-Groz family, the Katz Family, Carol Krim,
better, the sky is clearer, the birds are happier. Eleanor Mirne, the Nekritz family, Julie Rakowitz, the Rich
family, Meira Rosenberg, Eileen H. Rosner, Susan
7) The Bible just comes alive.
Sabreen, Pegah Schiffman, Beth Silver and the Teich
8) To see that Jewish people come in all colors, shapes and sizes Family.
and can hold all kinds of jobs...from doctors and lawyers, to
police and street cleaners. THERE ARE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP!!!
Join us in serving dinner at Pacific House on
9) To feel connected in the present to past and future at the same Thursday, March 11 from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We are in the process of expanding our services to
10) The scenery is unparalleled when standing at the Dead Sea provide dinners throughout the year at Pacific House and
(lowest point on earth) and then directly above it at the top of also lunches (the first Monday of every month) at New
Masada. The unplanned tears that come down your face as you
Covenant House. Please contact Liz Finkelstein
experience the pain of what was lost, but yet the hope of what
will come promised through the prophets long ago. It is so (email@example.com or 203-327-2187) if you
awesome beyond words, that when you depart, you cannot say want to help serve or donate food for dinner at Pacific
goodbye, only that you will be back. There is an unseen force House. Please contact Norman Stone
that draws you in and assures you that you will be back again, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help
it’s where you belong, it’s home. serve lunch at New Covenant House. Also, the
AND ONE FINAL REASON… PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE is coming up soon, so keep an
11) Because WE’RE GOING! Our group is growing and eye out for the food bags and updates! If you want to
waiting for YOU! See the full itinerary for next summer’s TBE help sort or deliver food, contact Liz Finkelstein.
Israel Adventure at http://www.tbe.org/site/sog/TBE-Israel-
Adventure-2010-Itinerary.pdf. Liz Finkelstein
Get your reservations in NOW! Check our website for further
information, or contact Rabbi Hammerman.
Helen Golin Judaica Gift Shop SISTERHOOD SPEAKS
We hope you can join us for one or all of these
Regular Hours: Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. upcoming events:
and Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Passover Wine Tasting & Food Sale w/TBE Men’s Club
Sunday, March 7 - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Passover Merchandise by the Sisterhood Gift Shop
Israeli Trunk Show
RSVP to Fran Ginburg email@example.com
Visit us for all your Passover needs, including… Thursday, March 11 and April 8 - 7:30 p.m.
Seder plates and matzah holders Parenting Discussion with Judith Goldblatt,
Matzah covers Speech Pathologist
Sunday, March 14 - 9:30 a.m.
Elijah and Miriam’s cups
Discussion of language-based learning disabilities
Haggadahs RSVP Dora Salm firstname.lastname@example.org
Dishes for charoset, horseradish and salt water Intergenerational Community Women’s Passover
Hostess gifts in a variety of price ranges Celebration co-sponsored by TBE Sisterhood
Toys, games and other afikomen gifts Thursday, March 18 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the JCC
An inspiring evening with guest, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie,
For appointments, please call author of Bending Toward the Sun, a mother-daughter
Nancy Mayer at 203 561-6157 Holocaust memoir. Books for sale and signing. Glatt
or Jennifer Meth at 203 637-7676 kosher meal served.
$36 per adult - - - $18 children grades 6-12
IS YOUR BAR/BAT MITZVAH Keep an eye out for news of our Spring Event!
SIX MONTHS AWAY? Wendy Durica
Visit our Gift Shop to view our large selection of Sisterhood President
invitation books. Make an appointment with Nancy email@example.com or 914-764-8246
Mayer at 321-1094 and she will guide you through the
ordering process. We have all the popular books to TORAH FUND
choose from: C’est Papier, Encore, Jansson, Instead of sending greetings from Hallmark, why not
Checkerboard and more! And we have the BEST send a beautiful Torah Fund card? You can help celebrate
DISCOUNTS! a simcha, extend get-well wishes and send someone
We also have Havdalah candles, Sunkist Fruit special a mazel tov. I like to keep them “on hand” for the
Gems sold in bulk, tallitot and yarmulkes for guys and convenience of having them in my own home.
girls and gifts. You can order your yarmulkes from us, What is Torah Fund?
We are a one stop shop for your simcha! It is a project of Women‟s League for Conservative
Judaism to benefit the Jewish Theological Seminary in
NYC, the Ziegler School in L.A. and the Schechter
Institute in Jerusalem. Our Temple has already profited
BETH EL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
from this wonderful organization. Rabbi Hammerman,
ANNUAL MEETING Cantor Jacobson, Rabbi Kalev, Cantor Littman and
May 10, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Hazzan Rabinowitz are all graduates of these institutions.
Members Only: the By-laws define members as “any How much are the cards?
person who is a member of Temple Beth El and who $3 a piece or 7 cards for $20
has purchased or who is the designated beneficiary Who do I contact?
(on record) or two or more graves.” Suzanne Stone at (203) 866-2273
Agenda I will make this transaction as easy as possible for you!
Report by President I can meet you at the Temple at a time that is convenient
Report by Treasurer for both of us. I can drop them in your mailbox when you
Election of Board Members send me your check. Remember, if you write a check, you
may use that donation as a tax deduction.
Nominated are: I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Harriet Dulaney, Alec Perlson and Gail G. Trell
Suzanne Stone, Vice President of Torah Fund
For information, contact the Temple office.
DEDICATION OF NEW PRAYER BOOK HAVE YOU NOTICED
THE NOAH’S ARK PLAQUE
We are pleased to add to our collection of prayer books a
limited number of the brand new publication Or Hadash: A
IN THE SCHOOL HALLWAY?
Commentary on the Weekday Siddur Sim Shalom. Written by Please help support our Hebrew School!
Rabbi Reuven Hammer, the award-winning author of Dedicate an animal or plaque today!
numerous books of Jewish interest, including Entering Jewish
Prayer (Schocken, January 1995); Entering the High Holy All proceeds will be used to improve
the Hebrew School facilities.
Days (Jewish Publication Society, September, 1998) and The
To dedicate an animal or plaque, please fill out the form
Jerusalem Anthology (Jewish Publication Society, June 2001), below and return it to the Hebrew School office, with your
Or Hadash presents a comprehensively annotated yet elegant check made out to “Temple Beth El.”
and user-friendly approach to the weekday siddur (Jewish
prayer book). NAME:
This very special book was intended to educate and
enlighten; indeed, Or Hadash translates as A New Light. “Its
purpose is to help the reader - no matter of what background -
to understand the siddur and to be able to pray from it with I would like to dedicate the following animal ($1,000):
great sincerity and meaning. Or Hadash enables the MONKEY TURTLE HORSE
worshiper not only to understand the texts, but how to actually HIPPOPOTAMUS
daven (pray with devotion),” said Rabbi Hammerman.
THE DEDICATION OF EACH OF THESE BOOKS I would like to dedicate a plaque ($250): ____
COSTS $54 and a dedication book plate will be put on the Inscription for animal or plaque:
inside front cover. ________
CHUMASH (BIBLE) to DEDICATE
The Etz Hayim Chumashim (Bibles) are available for
dedication. Having a simcha? Why not dedicate a Chumash ATTENTION PARENTS
to honor the occasion? Observing a yahrtzeit? Why not OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN
dedicate a Chumash in memory of your loved one?
Rabbi Hammerman would like to stay in touch
A donation of $72 will reserve a Chumash for you. A lovely, with your child while he/she is away at college.
personalized book plate will be placed inside the front cover. Please send his/her e-mail address to Ellen in
For further information, please call Mindy in the Temple the Temple office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
office at 322-6901, ext. 301. Thank you!
SIM SHALOM SIDDUR for SHABBAT
Our new Sim Shalom siddurim for Shabbat are ready for
dedication. A donation of $36 will reserve a prayer book for
you. A lovely, personalized book plate will be placed inside PEW SEATS AVAILABLE!
the front cover. Are you tired of scrambling for seats when you come to
worship at the High Holy Days? There is a solution! Why
Please call Mindy in the office, 322-6901, ext. 301 or not purchase the rights to pew seats for you and your
email@example.com, if you would like to dedicate one of these family?
Pew seats may be paid over a three year period. For
further information, please contact Steve Lander at ext.
SHIVA MINYAN BOOKS AVAILABLE 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have purchased more Prayer Books for Shiva Minyans
and they are available for dedication. A donation of $36 to
TBE will dedicate each book. A lovely, personalized book
plate will be placed inside each front cover. For further
information, please contact Mindy in the Temple office at 322
-6901, ext. 301 if you would like to dedicate one of these for the MAY/JUNE 2010
issue of the Temple Bulletin will be
Thursday, April 1, 2010
There‟s no better way to celebrate Shabbat and
the holidays than with Early Childhood Specialist, Happy Passover
Saturday children‟s services take place each week from
10:45 a.m. until noon. Bring your children, nieces, nephews,
From the Board of Trustees
grandchildren, and their friends to Tot Shabbat. These child- and Staff
friendly services are designed for children pre-K and
Kindergarten, but we often have babies and Tot Shabbat at Temple Beth El
alumni for songs, storytelling, props, puppets, games, Torah
procession and special Shabbat table gathering with blessings
over candles, challah, and juice. Membership at Temple Beth INFORMATION FOR YOU…
El is not required for Tot Shabbat.
You can make your child‟s Tot Shabbat services even When making a donation in honor of or in
more special by hosting or co-hosting a service. Your child memory of someone, an acknowledgement
can sing a solo of a favorite song, recite a poem, lead the will be mailed to the designee for donations of
procession, or say the blessings at the Kiddush. Sponsorship
$10 or more. Donations of less than $10 will
is a great way to celebrate a birthday, the birth of a child or
grandchild, or the wonderful program that Nurit has created
be acknowledged only in the Bulletin.
for us. A contribution of just $18.00 can help defray the cost All donations will be published in the Bulletin
of our replacement prayer books, which can be dedicated to
unless you state that you wish to be
your child or grandchild.
People can‟t get enough of our wonderful children‟s
services, so in between, you can enjoy Nurit‟s wonderful
songs on CD. You may buy at the Sisterhood Gift Shop: Nurit
& Melanie – Holiday Songs – “Ledor Vador” and “Savta Shara CELEBRATING A SPECIAL EVENT?
L‟Michael” (“Grandma Sings to Michael”). You can learn COMMEMORATING A YAHRTZEIT?
Hebrew with your toddler while listening to the CDs and
dance to Israeli tunes. Please consider sponsoring a Kiddush, following
For more information, please call Sherry and Ken Cohen Shabbat Services, or an Oneg Shabbat, following our
at 968-8600 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Friday evening services. Contact Steven Lander in the
office for all of the new reasonably priced Kiddush
options at 322-6901, ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about any of the sponsorship
opportunities listed above, please call Steven Lander
at ext. 304.
PROGRAMS FOR OUR YOUNGEST ONES
BETH EL BABIES
Meets on the first Thursday of the month 10-11
PLEASE BE AWARE...
a.m. Because of strict confidentiality regulations,
Beth El Babies is for pre-walking babies with a Stamford Hospital limits the access that clergy have
caregiver. Come interact with other adults while you to patient population lists.
and your baby move to music. Bring your friends. Please help us to help you and your loved ones by
Membership is not required and there is no fee. contacting the rabbi directly, by voice mail (322-
Next sessions: March 4th and April 1st 6901 x307) or email (email@example.com) when you
TEMPLE TOTS know of someone in the hospital.
Meets on the third Friday of the month 1:30-
2:30 p.m. PROJECT EZRA
This program is for walking babies up to age 5 with a
Would you like to perform a mitzvah that is right at
caregiver. Come move to music, have a snack and
the heart of our Temple? Join the Project Ezra team
welcome Shabbat. Make this your next playgroup
that delivers pre-shiva meals to bereaved members
meeting. Membership is not required and there is no
of our Temple. Participating is easy and so very
Next sessions: March 19th and April 23rd
To learn more, contact Joy Katz at 329-3359 or
CANTORS COME TO tbe
MAZEL TOV TO…
Join us in welcoming the clergy who will lead Ariela and Peter Pelaia on the birth of a son,
Shabbat services over the next few months. Asher Evan.
Hazzan Sidney G. Rabinowitz Fred Golove on the 57th anniversary of his Bar
February 26-27 Mitzvah
April 16-17 Carolyn and Jonathan Linkov on the birth of a
Friday, June 4-5 daughter, Jessica Danielle.
Cantor Vicki Axe Sandy and David Oberhand on the birth of a
grandson, Matthew Jaydon, born to Heather and
Friday, April 30
Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray
Precy and Ben Goldstein on the birth of a
Shabbat, March 27
daughter, Lily Marie.
Hazzan-Emeritus Sidney G. Rabinowitz, Rose Hendizadeh on the birth of a grandson,
formerly Cantor and Director of Musical Max Jonathan, born to Bita and Pedram
Activities at Temple Beth El from 1970 to 2002, Hendizadeh.
is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Hazzan Rabinowitz distinguished himself as THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING KIDDUSH
an interpreter of Jewish music and conducted three choirs
Jessica and Jonathan Bradley
at Temple Beth El. In the community, Hazzan Rabinowitz
had an enviable reputation for his loving care and Beth and Robert Golove
professionalism in preparing 1,500 children and adults in Maureen Leffand
becoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah candidates. Rebecca and Andy Lehrfeld
Robin and Bruce Minkoff
Rabbi Vicki L. Axe served congregations Joy and Barry Schwartz
in New York, Connecticut and Ohio as a
Cantor for the last twenty years before
becoming the Spiritual Leader and WE THANK OUR VOLUNTEERS
Educational Director of Congregation Shir Beth Finchler, Roz Finchler, Phyllis Gofstein,
Ami and most recently becoming ordained as Joe Rothman, Carol Sander, Danielle Schwartz,
Norman Stone, Barbara Taksel
A graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion in New York City, Cantor Axe has served on
their faculty, as well as the Academy of Jewish Religion,
and the National Jewish Choral Festival. In addition to her WE THANK THE LEADERS OF
cantorial studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute SHABBAT SERVICES
of Religion, Cantor Axe holds degrees in education from Judy Aronin
Temple University in Philadelphia and the Ohio State Katie Kaplan
University. Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray grew up in Susan Schneiderman
a distinguished family of cantors. A fourth
generation cantor and the second to serve a
Conservative congregation, Deborah founded HONORABLE MENSCHEN
the Women Cantors’ Network in l982 to help
share the love of cantorial music she grew up Todah Rabah to our Torah readers!
with. At Boston University her studies with Prof. Elie
Wiesel convinced her that continuing in this family VISIT OUR WEBSITE!
tradition was the best response for Jewish survival.
Since 1999, Deborah has served Temple Shearith www.tbe.org
Israel in Ridgefield, CT and is active in the greater Read Rabbi Hammerman’s
community. The Jewish Ledger named her one of 2009’s Shabbat-O-Grams…
“Movers and Shakers” due to her extensive community View our photo albums…
outreach and publication of a ground breaking cantorial Learn about our upcoming events…
songbook. Find contact information...
And much, much more!
WE ARE GRATEFUL WE ARE GRATEFUL
FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN HONOR OF: FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
IN APPRECIATION FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HELPED RABBI JOSHUA HAMMERMAN MITZVAH FUND
TO MAKE MY DAUGHTER, RACHEL‟S BAT MITZVAH In honor of…
SPECIAL: DANA WEINBERG, SUE PLUTZER, SUSAN Gregory Robinov becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Jackie
& MARTIN CLARKE, NANCY MAYER, STEVE Tepper & David Robinov
LANDER, RABBI JOSHUA HAMMERMAN, CANTOR
RACHAEL LITTMAN, BRACHA MOSHE The Brit Milah of our son, Benjamin Joseph by Amy &
Karen Resnick Aron Davidson
THE BIRTH AND BRIT MILAH OF ASHER EVAN Rabbi Joshua Hammerman for preparing me for my
PELAIA conversion to Judaism by Mary Lester
Rabbi Joshua & Dr. Mara Hammerman
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman in appreciation for your
EILEEN H. ROSNER
support for Jake during his Bar Mitzvah by Beth, Pete &
JACOB GUBNER ON BECOMING A BAR MITZVAH
Elsie Ralph In memory of…
Sydelle Piaser, z‟l, by Burt Piaser
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR BRUCE FEINBERG MEMORIAL FUND
CONTRIBUTIONS IN MEMORY OF: In memory of…
Helen Englander, z‟l, by Karen Feinberg
LILLIAN FRUITHANDLER, z’l
Carol & Wil Brewer Maxine Duberstein, z‟l, by Karen Feinberg
RUTH ABRAMS, z’l
Carol & Wil Brewer, Gayle & Howard Rothman, Debbie & BETH EL CARES
Jon Cline, Liat, Chris & Annabelle Bishko In memory of…
SYDELLE PIASER, z’l Alexander Jackson, z‟l, by Jennifer and Harris Meth
Carol & Wil Brewer, Bob Ulrich, Barbara & Joe Field
ALEXANDER JACKSON, z’l KIDDUSH/SHABBAT LUNCHEON FUND
Frances & Gerry Ginsburg In memory of…
RICHARD MILES, z’l Marilyn Rich, z‟l, by Carol & Willy Sander
MARILYN RICH, z’l
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND
Susan and Richard Blomberg, Myrna & Herman
In honor of…
Alswanger, Diego Musilli, Marlene & Jeff Gatz, Sunny &
In gratitude by Flora Smithline of Celebrate All Things
LILLIAN SOSNOWITZ, z’l
Myrna & Herman Alswanger Fred Golove on his milestone birthday by Leslie & Herb
THANK YOU FOR DEDICATING In memory of…
AN ETZ HAYIM CHUMASH Marilyn Rich, z‟l, by Deb & Ken Goldberg, Sandy & Joe
In honor of Jack Steinberg on his 95th birthday
By Dolly and Bob Gordon
MEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND
THANK YOU FOR DEDICATING In memory of…
Eve Kaplin, z‟l, by Elaine Kaplin
A SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
Selma Zager, z‟l, by David & Elaine Kaplin
In memory of Mildred Sesnowitz, z‟l
By Suzanne and Norman Stone
DAVID JAFFE MEMORIAL RAMP FUND
THANK YOU FOR DEDICATING A SHIVA In honor of…
Greg Robinov on becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Jeannie
MINYAN PRAYER BOOK
In memory of Richard Turshen, z‟l
Jeannie Kasindorf on her new business move by Marsha
By the Turshen Family
& Neil Matthews
Myra Graubard for being such a good friend by Marsha &
REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES
Joanne & Marshall Goldberg ...........ISADORE ABRAMS Carolyn Farin ................................... KENNETH NADEL
Debra Adler Klein & Matthew Klein .......... YETTA ADLER Ellen Naidorf ............................... KENNETH NAIDORF
Dayna & David Patashnik .................... ELAINE ALBERT Honey Nelson ..................................... ALVIN NELSON
Maddy Shapiro and Family ...................... ROSE BELITZ Stacye & Stuart Nekritz ....LYDIA & JEROME NEKRITZ
Peggy & Alan Kalter ............................ RICHARD BELL Eileen Nemoitin .............................. JACOB NEMOITIN
Molly Bernstein ......................... HERMAN BERNSTEIN Merritt Nesin .............. ALEXANDER & EUGENE NESIN
Darlene Hornstein .................... SOPHIE BLOOMFIELD Lorraine Nisonoff ......................... LILLIAN NISONOFF
Ruth & Alan Locker ............................. HILDA BORTEN Meryl Silverstein .................................. FREDA NOVICK
Susan & Edward Bralower ............. DORIS BRALOWER Sandy & David Oberhand .......... MICHAEL OBERHAND
Marcia & Mark Staines & Family ... JULIUS BRESSLOUR Suzanne & Craig Olin .............................. ELLIOT OLIN
Stewart & Victoria Casper & Family ......IRWIN CASPER Kathy & Jeff Paseltiner ....................... THOMAS PARKS
David Wolff................................................AL COCHIN Kathy & Jeff Paseltiner ................... ERIC PASELTINER
Malerie Yolen-Cohen & Jeff Cohen ...... GERALD COHEN Julie & Lenny Rakowitz ...................DAVID RAKOWITZ
Elizabeth Libner .............................. MILTON DONNER Claire Redniss .......................... ALEXANDER REDNISS
Evelyn Kahn .................................................... IDA ELKAN Meryl Silverstein ......................................... ETTA RICH
Barbara & Philip Finn & Rachael Levitt ...JEANNE ELSTEIN Susan & David Rich & Family ................ MURRAY RICH
Ronnie & Ed Fein ..................................... PEARL FEIN Roger Rodwin ................................. SIDNEY RODWIN
Beth Finchler ............................... ARTHUR FINCHLER Barbara & Jerry Rose ........................ FLORENCE ROSE
Nancy & Evan Finchler.................. ARTHUR FINCHLER Amy & Howard Rosenberg & Family..... CLARA ROSENBERG
Rosalea & Dick Fisher .......................... FANNY FISHER Rosenblum Family ....................... ELMER ROSENBLUM
Barbara & Stan Friedman ............MARTHA FRIEDMAN Stanley Rosenstock ....... SESSI & KURT ROSENSTOCK
Frances & Gerry Ginsburg....................DAVID GINSBURG Robert Rosenthal .................... RICHARD ROSENTHAL
Sondra & Leo Gold.......................................... SAMUEL GOLD Evie Shapiro .................................... BERTHA ROSNER
Paula & Sidney Epstein ..ROSE & SIGMUND GOLDENBERG Diane Arditti ................................... LEE ROTHSCHILD
Edmund Gorman ................................... ANN GORMAN Gloria & Mel Rothstein ...................... ANN ROTHSTEIN
Sandy & Bill Gottlin ............................ KURT GORWITZ Magida Family............................................ JOY RUBIN
Sandy & Bill Gottlin ......... SALLY & NATHAN GOTTLIN Joyce & Lewis Slayton ................... LENA RUBINOVITZ
Lois & Dick Martin .................... MORRIS GRANOWITZ Rosalea & Dick Fisher ................... NORMAN SANDLER
Phyllis & George Heller .....EDITH & WILLIAM HELLER Carol Schwartz & Family ............. EVELYN SCHECHTER
Steven Grushkin ............................ LILLIAN HELLMAN Nancy Wolfson & Family ............... SOPHIE SIDEROWF
Frieden Family .......................................RUTH HILFER Evie Shapiro ..................................... MORRIS SIEGEL
Roset Hendizadeh & Family .. MORTEZA HENDIZADEH Jerry Silber ............................................ LOLA SILBER
Roset Hendizadeh & Family ..... NOSRAT HENDIZADEH Susan & Larry Holzman ................. CHARLES SNIPPER
Larry Hornstein ............................ DORIS HORNSTEIN Stuart Sobel ............................................ ANNA SOBEL
Penny & Michael Horowitz ........ EPHRAIM HOROWITZ Elaine Tashman & Family.............. HAROLD TASHMAN
Marilyn & Bob Rodwin ...................... SARAH HORVITZ Temple Family ............................... MAURICE TEMPLE
Bobbi & Jerry Jacobs .......................... MURRY JACOBS Claire & Paul Stuken & Family ............ ANNA WALLACH
Herbert Kahan ....................................... LEON KAHAN Claire Redniss ............................ ABRAHAM WALTERS
Vivien & Arthur White ........................ ESTHER KARATZ Barbara & Stan Friedman ................IRVING WARSAW
Barbara & Stephen Phillips ....................... BEE KARTON Phyllis & George Heller .......... HERBERT WASSERMAN
Victoria & Stewart Casper & Family ......... DANA KRAUS Dana Platt & Brent Brezina ........................... CY WEISS
Kathy, Howard, & Alexis Kraus ................ DANA KRAUS Sondra & Leo Gold .................... DAVID WITTENBERG
Sam, Hal & Robert Kravitz ............... LILLIAN KRAVITZ Andrea & Jimmy Koplik.................... DAVID WOLFSON
Gloria & Seymour Baum ................... JOSEPH KURZON Andie & Jim Koplik .........................FRIEDA WOLFSON
Ilene & Jim Locker & Family ............ SYLVIA KWESKIN Muriel Siskind .............................. DELPHINE WOFSEY
Roni & Allan Lang ................................. JOSHUA LANG Peter Wolly .............................................. JILL WOLLY
Phyllis & Seymour Lapin ............ BELLA & PAUL LAPIN Malerie Yolen-Cohen & Jeff Cohen ...... BURTON YOLEN
Ann & Julius Lasnick .... BADANA & HERMAN LASNICK
Lederman & Madison Families ..... JEFFREY LEDERMAN
WE MOURN THE PASSING OF…
Dorothy Levine & Family................................ CLAIRE LEVINE
Daniel Lieber ...............................................CHARLES LIEBER SAMMY GREENBAUM, father of Fred Greenbaum
Helen Miloslavsky ....................................... MEYER LINSHITS MOLLY RUDELL, mother of Robert Rudell
Eunice Lubov ................................................. ESTHER LUBOV ABE DANSKY, father of Ira Dansky
Lowell Mallon ............................................GERTRUDE DOSIK MARILYN RICH, wife of Jerry Rich
Lois & Dick Martin ................................... BEATRICE MARTIN and mother of Vivian Rich Goldberg
Toby & Andrew Miller ....................................... PAUL MILLER LILLIAN SOSNOWITZ, z’l
Norma & Milton Mann....REGINA & KENNETH MUNOWITZ IDA ARONS, z’l
AL TREIDEL continued from page 5… STEVEN LANDER, continued from page 3…
that I had instructed in public school, I refrained from Shabbat featuring Scholar in Residence, Dr. David
teaching or talking at all about the Shoah for close to 25 Kraemer. The theme of the weekend is “Jews and Food
years. In 2004, I was approached by the Director of Around the World.” Check out our website, www.tbe.org
Merkaz, the Community High School of Judaic Studies of for a full schedule including a special African Drum
Greater Bridgeport, to co-found a program called “Adopt Program for the kids and a very diverse panel discussion
a Survivor” which paired up survivors with high school on growing up Jewish in other lands featuring: Osna Gad,
juniors and seniors. The decision to undertake this Afghanistan, Aviva Maller, India, Violet Tehrani, Iran,
Laura Drucker, Russia and Carole Baum, South Africa.
project was both very difficult and personally painful but
Don‟t miss the free international lunch.
I decided to make the commitment. The incredible
Synaplex Shabbat concludes with a Cabaret Night
students who participated in the program put amazing featuring Sarah Aroeste and the Sarah Aroeste Band
amounts of time into this project. They interviewed, presenting an exotic blend of East and West combining
filmed, chronicled and learned their survivors‟ stories and Mediterranean Sephardic music with rock, funk, jazz and
have pledged to attend a conference in 2045 in blues. This will be a great social evening.
Washington, D.C. There, they will tell these stories for In addition to all of these activities, check our
the entire world to hear on the 100th Anniversary of the website and your e-mail for our special Career
Holocaust. Networking programs. This program, sponsored by our
This April, I hope to finally bring some kind of closure Men‟s Club and hosted by Michael Arons, has been
to my feelings about the Holocaust. I will be embarking written up by the N.Y. Times, Stamford Advocate and
on a two-week trip to Poland and Israel with thousands Connecticut Jewish Ledger.
of Jewish teens (including students from Temple Beth El) Beth El Babies for pre-walking babies with mommy,
from around the world on a program known as March of daddy or another caregiver, Temple Tots for toddlers
the Living. We will tour the remnants of what was the through age five with a caregiver, special youth
largest Jewish community in Europe. We will visit the programs, Religious School, Kulanu and all of our regular
locations of the largest ghettos and death camps. We programming continues.
will observe Yom HaShoah on a mass March of the Living So, you can see why they call TBE the place to be.
through the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Keep checking our website, www.tbe.org and make sure
you are on our e-mail list to keep up with all of the
We will emerge from the ashes of Poland into the vibrant
events happening at TBE.
State of Israel singing and dancing on Yom HaAtzmaut
celebrating the re-birth of the Jewish People.
Perhaps I can finally come to terms with the
Holocaust as I visit the places where many of my
relatives ultimately perished. I will be there to teach
students, to dialogue with colleagues and to sense the
pain and suffering that our people endured. There is no OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING
doubt that there will be so much to talk about when I
return and perhaps I will finally bring some closure to the Religious School Fund
sense of personal loss that I have carried within me for Youth Programs
so long. But of even greater importance, I will know that Camp Scholarship Fund
the next generation will not allow the world to forget
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We‟ll be sending the group off with a special blessing Prayer Book Fund
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