The Spirit of Hanukkah Neshama Carlebach in Concert with the by xumiaomaio


									                                                               Vol. 73, No. 4 December 2009 Kislev-Tevet 5770

Neshama Carlebach in Concert with the                                  The Spirit of Hanukkah
 Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir                                   Message from
 ...A Great Evening Was Had by All!!                                   Rabbi Eliseo D. Rozenwasser
                                                                         As the winter season approaches,
                                                                       we make plans in anticipation of
                                                                       that special glow characteristic of
                                                                       the eight days of Hanukkah. The
                                                                       classic explanation for the length
                                                                       of Hanukkah is the miracle that
                                                                       took place when the oil contained in a small jug,
                                                                       which was supposed to last only one day, lasted eight
                                                                       days, allowing the Priests of the Hasmonean period to
                                                                       prepare new pure oil for the lamp in the Holy Temple
                                                                       in Jerusalem.
                                                                           There is a national side to the holiday of
                                                                       Hanukkah, a religious side to the holiday, and a
                                                                       spiritual side to this celebration. Recently, I
                                                                       encountered a very poignant explanation according
                                                                       to which, the real miracle was not the eight days
                                                                       that the oil lasted, but the determination of the
                                                                       priests to light the candelabrum, in spite of the
                                                                       little amount of oil that they had available. The
                                                                       logical thing would have been to desist. They
                                                                       persisted. That deter-mination translated into one
                                                                       day, two days, three days…until the eighth day. The
                                                                       initial miracle allowed other miracles to follow.
                                                                          When Neshama Carlebach visited Har Zion
                                                                       last month, she used the symbol of the flame for
                                                                       one of her teachings about her beloved father,
                                                                       Rabbi Shlomo (z”l) Carlebach. Neshama
                                                                       compared her father to a flame. A flame gives
                                                                       heat and light…a flame lights other flames and
                                            Photos by Jay Gorodetzer   as this happens, as it gives so much of itself the
                                                                       flame does not diminish one iota.
                                                                          Neshama proceeded then to explain that her
                                                                       father’s soul was just like that. And our souls can
                                                                       be just like that. With one soul you can illuminate
                                                                       other souls. We can give warmth to other souls and
                                                                       instead of diminishing, instead of being or having
                                                                       less, our souls are enriched.
                                                                         May the lights of this coming Hanukkah illuminate
                                                                       your lives and the souls of your loved ones.
        A big thank you to all our volunteers -
       we could not have done it without YOU!                            Happy Hanukkah!
   SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES                                                     SHABBAT
 Friday, December 4, 2009 – 18 Kislev 5770                                               ❖
 6:00 PM      Evening Service
                                                                         Junior Congregation
 Saturday, December 5 – 18 Kislev
 9:00 AM       Morning Service
                                                                    (For children grades K-6)
 Bat Mitzvah   Emily Bluestein, daughter of                           With Norman Einhorn
               Debra & Mark Bluestein                       Every Shabbat, 10:30 AM, Dogole Chapel
 10:00 AM      Minyan in the Round                            Except December 26 and January 2
 Friday, December 11 – 25 Kislev 5770                                           ❖
 Erev Hanukkah
 (Light first candle before Shabbat candles)                               Kids' Congregation
 6:00 PM          Evening Service                                      (For children ages 2-5)
 Saturday, December 12 – 25 Kislev
                                                                 With Susan Yefet, Beverly Goldberg,
 First Day of Hanukkah                                           Laura Young Weinstein and Families
 (Light second candle after Shabbat ends)                            Every Shabbat, 11:15 AM
 9:00 AM        Morning Service                                 Except December 26 and January 2
 Bar Mitzvah    Harrison Fishman, son of
                Rochelle Longwill and Eric Fishman                   Benjamin B. Levin Room
 10:00 AM       Learners Minyanim                                                 ❖
 Thursday, December 17 – Rosh Hodesh Tevet                               Shabbat Torah Study
 Sixth Day of Hanukkah                                      Every Shabbat following services and kiddush
 (Light seventh candle)
 6:50 AM         Morning Minyan                                        join in an informal discussion
 6:00 PM         Evening Minyan                                          of the day's Torah portion.
 Friday, December 18 – Rosh Hodesh Tevet 5770
 Seventh Day of Hanukkah                                        December 5            To read Torah or help
 (Light eighth candle before Shabbat candles)                    10:00 AM             lead services, contact
                                                              Berkowitz Family
 6:00 PM         Evening Service                                Auditorium              Howard Herzberg,
                                                                 BE THERE OR
 Saturday, December 19 – 2 Tevet                                  BE SQUARE!
 9:00 AM         Morning Service
 Bat Mitzvah     Julia Glazer, daughter of
 Paula & William Glazer                                                Shabbat Talmud Study
 Friday, December 25 – 8 Tevet 5770                                With Rabbi Gary Charlestein
 9:00 AM      Morning Minyan                                Saturday afternoon, 1 hour before minha
 6:00 PM      Evening Service
                                                                Spend an hour learning what issues
 Saturday, December 26 – 9 Tevet                                      mattered to the Sages.
 9:00 AM       Morning Service
 4:25 PM       Minha
                                                                       Late Shabbat Learning
              DAILY SERVICES                                           Heschel Learning Group
                                                                           With Rabbi Jay Stein
                           Morning            Evening
       Sunday              9:00 AM            6:00 PM      Shabbat afternoons between minha & maariv
       Monday              6:50 AM            6:00 PM   Abraham Joshua Heschel, the foremost poet/theologian of
       Tuesday             7:00 AM            6:00 PM   the 20th Century, has offered us language for connecting
       Wednesday           7:00 AM            6:00 PM   with God and with our community. His writings provide
       Thursday            6:50 AM            6:00 PM     a framework for implementing Judaism in the modern
       Friday              7:00 AM            6:00 PM
       Exceptions: See calendar on page 19.             era. Together we will study some of his major works: The
                              ❖                         Sabbath, Between Man and God, and Quest for God. Please
                                                         join us every week or whenever your schedule permits.
           After Wednesday morning minyan.                  Make this the first stop on your Saturday night out.
      Join Rabbi Stein and Rabbi Rozenwasser for
          breakfast and a brief study session.                             HAR ZION TEMPLE
                                ❖                           1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072-1195
                                                                     Dr. Ana S. Kolansky, President
     Friday Morning Holiness & Halakha                                 Jay M. Stein, Senior Rabbi
Come for morning minyan and then stay for a bite-size                 Eliseo D. Rozenwasser, Rabbi
 portion of Talmud along with your coffee and bagel.         Affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

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Liturgy of Hanukkah

How to Light Hanukkah Candles
Shabbat, December 12 to Shabbat, December 19
(Light Hanukkah candles before Shabbat candles)

Light the shammash candle first. Use it to light the other candles. On the first evening of Hanukkah, Friday evening,
December 11, place one candle on the far right as you face the hanukkiyah (the Hanukkah candelabrum). On the
second night and on each succeeding night place the candle for that evening to the left of the candle which preceded it.
Light the newest candle first and then continue lighting the candles from left to right. On both Friday evenings, the
Hanukkah candles are kindled before the Shabbat candles, and on Saturday night the Hanukkah candles are kindled
after Havdalah, which marks the conclusion of Shabbat.

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Understanding Prayer Book Hebrew                                  Shabbat Learner’s Service
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM                                           Saturday, December 12, 10:00 AM
with Barbara Block                                                with Rabbi Jay Stein
Prerequisite: An ability to read Hebrew                           Have you ever wondered where the prayers came from?
This program teaches basic Hebrew language structure              How they got to where they are? What they mean or why
using the vocabulary of the prayer book. Students learn to
                                                                  we sit sometimes and stand at other times? In this service
find the root syllable of important words, to recognize the
                                                                  Rabbi Stein explains the origins and structure of the
prefixes and suffixes, tense markers and other parts of
speech so that they can know what they are saying and             service, what the individual prayers mean and how they
can develop an understanding of the prayers.                      make sense to us today. He will show you when to stand,
                                                                  when to sit, and how to have an aliyah.
Wednesday Evening Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7:30 PM                                     Sunday School for Parents
Wednesday, December 2, 7:30 PM                                    Sunday, December 13, 10:00 -11:30 AM
Project Home — Tikkun Olam                                        Unpacking the Secrets of the Sabbath Prayer Book
with Rabbi Jay Stein and                                          with Rabbi Robert Alpert
Sister Mary Scullion of Project H.O.M.E.                          Have you forgotten more than you ever knew about
Tikkun Olam — We have an obligation to care for our               Jewish Religious Practice? Did your Hebrew reading skills
world and all of the people in it. Our universal mission is       peak at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah? This class is an
best explained in the second paragraph of the Aleinu.
                                                                  introduction to basic Jewish practice including home
Together we will explore the meaning of being citizens of
                                                                  rituals for Shabbat and the holidays. Enrich your child’s
the world and learn how we can help end the cycle of
homelessness in our community. In order to learn more             religious education by bringing Jewish living b’bayit and
about homelessness in our society, please read The Soloist        reawaken your own Jewish spirit. Rabbi Alpert will guide
by Steve Lopez in preparation for this evening.                   you in deepening your religious practice to enable you to
                                                                  reinforce your children’s Jewish learning. Whether you
“None of us are home until all of us are home.”                   are a novice or a maven, come and improve your skills.
Project H.O.M.E. (Housing, Opportunities for Employment,          On December 13 and March 21, the senior staff of Har
Medical Care, Education) empowers people to break the cycle of    Zion will conduct a Hebrew Reading Marathon from 9:00
homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and       AM-3:00 PM, which will include lunch. We will have
attain their fullest potential as members of society. Project     reading classes at all levels at each of the two marathons.
H.O.M.E. has developed a proven and effective program to assist
people in overcoming homelessness. This "continuum of care" is
designed to deal with the complex issues of people with special    Awakening the Jewish Soul
needs such as mental illness and addiction. The continuum
                                                                   “And You Shall Be A Blessing: Jewish Yoga
consists of street outreach, a range of supportive housing from
                                                                   Training for an Awakened Life”
entry-level to permanent housing, and comprehensive services,
including health care, education and employment..                  Thursday, December 17
                                                                   7:00-9:00 PM (once a month thru June)
December 16, February 3, 10, 17                                    with Rabbi Myriam Klotz (IJS), Rabbi Eliseo
Responsa: Developments of the Law Committee                        Rozenwasser and Hazzan Eliot Vogel (HZT)
with Rabbi Jay Stein                                               Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish
                                                                   Spirituality (IJS) and Har Zion Temple
January 6 and 13                                                   For more information please contact Rabbi Eliseo Rozenwasser
                                                          or 610-667-5000, x103.
How We Pray
Based on Rabbi Aaron’s Book of Tefillah
with Rabbi Eliseo Rozenwasser
                                                                  Rabbinical Assembly Lunch and Learn
                                                                  Tuesdays in Center City, 12:15 - 1:30 PM
              Lunch and Learn at Penn                             Offices of Cozen & O’Conner
                 with Rabbi Stein                                 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia
          Tuesday, December 1, 12:00 Noon                         (in the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Building)
             (First Tuesday of the month)                         Host: Nancy Rounbehler - 215 665 2021
    16th Floor Conference Room of the Penn Tower                  Coordinator: Rabbi Gary Charlestein – 610 239 6003
  For more information, please contact Josh Friedman
                                                                  Rabbi Robert Alpert will be teaching on 12/15
     at or 610-896-8967.
                                                                  Rabbi Eliseo Rozenwasser will be teaching on 12/22

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                             MEMORIAL RESOLUTION
The Board of Directors and Trustees of Har Zion Temple are devastated by the death of one of its
revered rabbis, Rabbi Emeritus Gerald I. Wolpe, who passed away on May 18, 2009.
WHEREAS Gerald I. Wolpe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1927; and
WHEREAS he was educated at Boston Latin in Boston, Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS he matriculated at The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1953; and
WHEREAS he entered military service of the United States of America in 1953 as a Chaplain in the
United States Marine Corps; and
WHEREAS he completed his military service; and
WHEREAS he began his rabbinate in Charleston, South Carolina; and
WHEREAS he became the Rabbi of Temple Beth El in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1955; and
WHEREAS he began his service to Har Zion Temple as Senior Rabbi in 1969; and
WHEREAS in the 30 years of his magnificent service to Har Zion Temple, he led the incredibly
successful movement relocating its facility from 54th Street and Wynnefield Avenue in the City of
Philadelphia, to Penn Valley, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS he affected a most dramatic change in the history of Har Zion Temple by converting it to
a completely egalitarian synagogue; and
WHEREAS he became a most effective leader in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community where
he was accorded the respect to which he was so richly entitled; and
WHEREAS he was held in unbounded esteem by his colleagues of the Board of Rabbis of Greater
Philadelphia; and
WHEREAS upon his retirement as Senior Rabbi of Har Zion Temple, he became Chairman of the
Advisory Committee of the Bioethics Center at the University of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS he was named and thereafter acted as Director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for
Religion and Social Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary, once again to demonstrate his
outstanding leadership; and
WHEREAS the loss of this unbelievable man will be nearly impossible to replace; and
WHEREAS he repeated to his wife and to many of us, the wonderful words of the poet Robert
Browning, “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be;” and it was;
WHEREAS the Board of Directors and Trustees mourn the loss of a devoted, cherished and
irreplaceable religious leader and wish to acknowledge permanently and publicly his contribution to
this Congregation and to the entire community of Greater Philadelphia; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Congregation memorialize Rabbi Gerald I.
Wolpe by dedicating itself to those standards which were the hallmark of his life; and
That this Resolution be adopted by the Board of Directors and Trustees of Har Zion Temple; and
That this congregation express its heartfelt sympathy to his beloved wife, Elaine, and to his children
and grandchildren to whom a copy of this resolution be transmitted.
                                                                Ralph S. Snyder, October 2009

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The Miracle of Light                                                                Preschool
Message from                                                                  Register Your Child in
Rabbi Nogah Marshall,                                                        The Noreen Cook Center
Educational Director                                                         For Early Childhood Education
                                                                             of Har Zion Temple Today!
   It is truly hard to believe that
Hanukkah is just around the corner.
                                                                         Classes for ages 18 months through
We all know the story of Hanukkah.                                    Kindergarten – Early morning drop-off –
Truth be told, the holiday of                                               Kids’ Knowledge College –
Hanukkah can be understood on a                                       Stay & Play (6 months to 24 months) –
variety of levels. Yes, there is a                               Extended Care till 5:30 PM (Fridays until 4:30 PM)
historical significance, an affirmation                                     Call Debbie Folz, Director,
and celebration of something significant in the collective
memory of Jewish people hood. But then there are the
                                                                    610-667-6534 to be warmly welcomed into
“other things,” more personal things that infuse our                          our school community.
particular lives with the meaning and significance of the
festival of Hanukkah.
   Hanukkah is about the dedication of the Jewish people to      Blessing of the Animals – Sunday, October 25
God and our faith religion, and it is about bringing a sense
of holiness and meaning into our lives. And to do this the
Rabbis have taught us to focus on the metaphor of light.
   There is a Midrash from Shemot Rabbah when one
studies the Law, one learns from the light of the Torah.
“The commandment is a lamp. Just as the light of the lamp
is undiminished, even if a million candles are kindled from
it, so will the one who gives towards the fulfillment of any
commandment will kindle the flame. Therefore, the
commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is a light.”
   We learn from this Midrash that the light of Hanukkah
is a metaphor for God’s commandments. It is not the
physical, tangible aspect of the Hanukkah candles that is
so powerful, rather it is the hope, belief, and faith that
these lights represent that is so meaningful. The power of
light can truly make a difference in one’s life.
   In all of the schools our children and their commitment to
Jewish education is a metaphor of light. Our children spread
the light to the future of the Jewish people and one specific
way is through song. On December 6 the Har Zion Temple
Youth Choir, led by Alex Botwinik, has been invited to
participate with other local synagogue youth choirs, in the
opening ceremony of the Biennial Convention of the United
Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, held this year in
Cherry Hill, New Jersey. As leaders of the Conservative
Movement gather together for a week of Jewish study, our
children will be spreading the light amongst us with their
voices. And, just days later, on Friday December 11, the Har
Zion Temple Youth Choir will once again shed light on our       join in the celebration. Take the time to come to our
lives at our annual PTA Shabbat dinner and service.             Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner on Friday, December 11.
   This month try to open up your homes and your hearts         Hanukkah is a commemoration filled with joy and
to the light of Hanukkah and try something new. If you          happiness for people of all ages. Let us stand strong and
have never lit the candles and recited the Hanukkah             light the candles and place them in the windows so the
blessings take this opportunity to do so. Have a                entire world can see how proud we are to be Jewish. I
Hanukkah party and invite your friends and loved ones to        wish you all a Hag Hanukkat Sameach.

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 PTA Shabbat/Hanukkah Service and Dinner
            Friday December 11, 6:00 PM
                                                       The Noreen Cook Center for
   Dinner cost: $48 for 3 or less family members,     Early Childhood Education/HSA
   $60 for 4 or more family members. Get double
        Shabbat credit! We need volunteers.
        Questions: contact Laurie Gocial,             Havdallah Program or Gina Shapiro,            Families will enjoy a lovely evening sharing in a
                    Havdallah service followed by a dairy dinner and
                                                      arts and crafts activity.
                                                      Saturday, December 12, 5:30 PM
       Jane Fishman Grinberg                          HSA Board Meeting
       Religious School/PTA                           Everyone is welcome, please come out and join us
                                                      and hear what we are planning for the upcoming
Bet Shabbat                                           year and get involved.
Saturday, December 5                                  Wednesday, December 16, 9:15 AM,
No School for the Bet Class on Sunday, December 6     in Debbie Folz’s office
Gan Family Program                                    Hanukkah Celebrations
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 AM                          Parents are invited to come and watch their children
PTA Meeting                                           participate in a school wide Hanukkah program and
Sunday, December 6, 11:00 AM                          enjoy a latke snack.
Gimel Class Visits Sunrise Living Senior Center       Friday, December 18, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 4:00 PM                          NO SCHOOL
Middle and High School Hanukkah Auction               Parent - Teacher Conferences by appointment.
Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 PM                        Thursday, December 10
JRA Visit                                             Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Sunday, December 13, 10:00 AM                         Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1
                                                      School re-opens Monday, January 4
Elementary School Hanukkahfest
Tuesday, December 15, 4:00 PM                         No Kids’ Congregation
No High School                                        Saturdays, December 26 and January 2
Wednesday, December 16                                We wish everyone a very Happy Hanukkah and warm
Community-wide program on Monday, December 14         Winter vacation!
in lieu of Hebrew High.
Youth Shabbaton
For 4th-8th grade students
Saturday, December 19 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
                                                       Upcoming Youth Events
No Jr Congregation                                     USY Mystery Shabbat
Saturdays, December 26 and January 2                   Friday, December 4, 6:00-8:00 PM
Winter Break                                           USY Lounge Night
Sunday, December 20-Sunday, January 3
Classes Resume Tuesday, January 5
                                                       Wednesday, December 9, 5:00-6:30 PM

                                                       Main Line Teen Hanukkah Party
                                                       Monday, December 14, 7:00-8:30 PM

                                                       Garinim/Haverim Hanukkah Party
                                                       Tuesday, December 15, 6:15 PM
        IT’S TIME FOR A MITZVAH!                       Kadima (Mainline) Hanukkah Party
    Help pack and deliver food and a smile!            Saturday, December 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
     10980 Dutton Rd., Phila., PA 19154                USY International Convention (Chicago, IL)
        For more information call the school office    December 23-31
                610-667-5000, ext 117.

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  SISTERHOOD…                                                            Sisterhood Calendar of Events
                                                                                                 Book Club Meeting
Warm Up With Sisterhood                                                                          Wednesday, December 2
                                                                                                       1:00-3:00 PM
Message From     Shelley Brietling and Madelyn Karasick,
                                                                                               at the home of Sheila Schafer
Co-Presidents of Sisterhood
                                                                                              "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
  As the winter season approaches, we feel the chilly winds                                        RSVP to Sheila Schafer,
blow and see our daylight hours growing ever shorter.                                                   610-645-5461
Certainly not an inviting atmosphere to venture out of the                                            •••
house, except for the most basic of necessities – going to the
market, taking the dog for a walk or going to work. Planning
                                                                                             Adult Education
                                                                                    Dr. Warren Hoffman
social activities and get-togethers may not be at the top of your
                                                                        The music of contemporary Jewish composers
“to do” list. But, in fact, it may be just what you need to
                                                                          and a discussion of “Fires in the Mirror” –
overcome those winter doldrums. We have terrific reasons to
                                                                            chronicling the Crown Heights riots.
throw on that winter coat and grab your wooly scarf and
gloves! Check out our calendar of events to see what interesting         Tuesdays, December 1, 8 & 15, 10:15 AM
and inviting programs Sisterhood has in store for you.                          *Please note change in time
  We thank Sheree Bloch and Norma Dworkin for                                                •••
chairing the successful Bloomingdale’s Charity Day                         Executive Board Meeting – 9:30 AM
Fundraiser. Tickets sold provided members with discount                        Board Meeting – 10:30 AM
coupons and a fun day to shop and schmooze, all the while                                  Wednesday, December 9
benefitting Sisterhood. What a winning combination!                                                •••
  Our Torah Fund Luncheon held November 17,                              Z’havah Sisterhood Shabbat Schmooze
benefitting the JTS, was a success. We had the opportunity                    Hosted by Kathy & Richard Soloff
to honor two long-time Har Zion Sisterhood members, the                  Saturday, December 5 following Kiddush
mother-daughter team of Shelby Ford and Nancy Grossman
for their untiring efforts and true dedication to a variety of
charitable endeavors, both at Har Zion and in the Jewish                General Membership Meeting and Lunch
community. Rita Wertlieb, International Torah Fund Chair,                  Guest speaker: Charlotte Ann Albertson,
was our dynamic and inspirational featured speaker.                            from Albertson’s Cooking School
                                                                         Volunteers needed. Contact Rachel Steerman,
  May the lights of the Hanukkiyah serve to brighten your
                                                                             610-668-4977 or
heart and your home.
                                                                            Thursday, December 17, 11:30 AM
         Hag Sameah from our families to yours!

                                                                                    Floral Fund Donations
                                                                                  In Honor/In Memory Cards
                                                                                 Minimum contribution: $10.00
                                                                           Questions? Please contact Barbara Chapman at
                                              Sisterhood                   610-664-4480 or
                                              members come
                                                                    SISTERHOOD FLORAL FUND
                                              together for our      DONOR                         IN MEMORY OF
                                              first event of the    Sheila & Lou Schafer          Betty Samson / Beloved Mother of Marlene Moskow
                                                                       Women's Rosh Chodesh Group
                                                                           Thursday, December 17, 7:30 PM
                                                                            For more information, please call
                                                                            Betsy Rentz at 610-527-2269 or

                                                                                               Save the Date!
                                                                                   Sisterhood Shabbat
                                                                                             February 5 and 6
                                                                                 Parts are still available. Please contact
Princess Diana Trip to the National Constitution Center                         Andrea Robbins,
provided a day of culture and camaraderie.

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  Men’s Club…
Har Zion Men’s Club Does It All!
From   Roy Stander
                         Last year, as I wrote the
                       December, 2008 article for the Har
                       Zion Bulletin, it was within one
                       calendar day of writing this article;
                       October 28, 2008, vs. October 29,
                       2009. I wrote that the world was in
  Har Zion Men’s Club  chaos – “Our home values are
  We’ve Got It Covered
                       falling, the economy is faltering,
my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah is in four days and a zillion
things are undone, the Phillies World Series win was in
jeopardy, my suit isn't ready..."                                                                             Photo by Jay Gorodetzer

   I then predicted that all of these things would work out     Go Phillies!!!!! With the help of Phil Miller, Scott Farbstein
somehow. Wow, I must be Nostradamus! All of these               and Roy Stander we successfully transformed the Maurice
                                                                Kendall Sukkah into a giant man cave! 30+ members
things basically worked out to be fine. OK, it’s not like
                                                                showed up and cheered the Phillies on to victory. Cigars,
the odds were 100:1 against me!                                 scotch, food and fun were had by all! Whoever said that
   So here we are, a year later…things aren’t too bad.          being at synagogue can’t be fun obviously has not been to
Sure, we have plenty of issues to resolve – Israel, Iran,       a recent Men’s Club event.
Afghanistan, Health Care…yada, yada, yada. Hey, the
Phillies and Yankees are tied 1-1 in the 2009 World
Series…can’t really complain about that!                          Upcoming Events
    Wait, did you say Phillies and World Series? Again?
Well, let me tell you about watching game 1. How about                           "Latkes & Vodkas"
roughly 30 men, a TV, a few propane heaters, some very                    Sunday, December 13, 7:00 PM
fine cigars, Single Malt Scotch to match, excellent food –
where? Uh…in the Maurice Kendall Sukkah. Yep, that’s
just what Men’s Club did and it was a great time, only
                                                                                Mens' Club Shabbat
adding more pleasure to watching the Phillies win 6-1! We             Friday evening and Saturday morning,
welcomed some new faces and had some “regulars,” a few                           January 8 and 9
Rabbis and some “not so regulars.” Whomever, it was a
great time for all who attended, even if briefly. This is the                 For more info contact:
“stuff that Har Zion Men’s Club is made of.” We try to              GaryNovick,
think of interesting things that bring people together;                           or 215-802-7377
sometimes for great fun, sometimes for a good cause. And              Steven Moskowitz,
we always need some new and fresh ideas, so we                                    or 215-870-0052
welcome you to join in as little or as much as you want.                 Roy Stander,
You’ll always be welcomed heartily!                                               or 610-659-0400

    This past year, in addition to our trip to Washington, DC
where we met with AIPAC’s political experts, toured the         funds for the Madregot program, or the restoration of Har
Jewish American War Veterans Museum, made a minyan at           Zion’s Torahs (I do believe that we had great times with
the WWII Memorial and much more, we also went to New            golf outings and poker tournaments for these causes). Of
York for the day and had an amazing time touring the USS        course it may be simply making a shiva call to help
Intrepid, rowing boats and biking in Central Park, and          console someone with a loss, or just attending a morning
touring the Jewish Museum, just to name a few things. Oh,       minyan with a brief, but always informative study session
and how about the recent golf outing where we had more          afterward with the Rabbi.
than 50 players hacking up the course. And what about the          Just show up at anything on the Men’s Club calendar
Kosher Bar-B-Q for Golden Slipper where we won several          and you will instantly be welcomed by others and you will
awards including Best Ribs! They all were great days! They      feel the positive power of working and/or playing
all were Har Zion Men’s Club days!                              together, whether for your own enjoyment or for “doing a
   True, it’s not always watching a great ball game.            Mitzvah,” and often enough, for both!
Sometimes we need to “dig in” for a cause such as raising          By the way…my suit wasn’t perfect, but it came out ok.

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  Please return your overdue items to the Library promptly.                        COLLECTIONS
Thank you!                                                                         FOR CHARITY
USED BOOKS                                                            THROUGH JANUARY 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
   Please come in to the Library and browse the large              Please leave all items in the bins in the school lobby,
number of quality “previously owned” books. Just make             except for cell phones, which go to the synagogue office.
a donation that you feel is appropriate.
HOLIDAYS – Hanukkah                                               SECOND CHANCE TOYS
   The first night and first candle of Hanukkah will be           Plastic toys – clean and in good condition,
Friday evening, December 11. Remember to light the                are being collected now through December 1
Hanukkiya (Menorah) before the Shabbat candles. See the
Rabbi for the exact sequence.We have a large collection of                  MENS FIT
adult and children’s’ books that discuss this holiday in                    Business suits, white shirts on hangers and
both fiction and nonfiction. Please come in and see them.                   ties – supporting men going back into the
                                                                            work force
    The Samaritan’s Secret: an Omar Yussef Mystery by Matt        RETURN THE CALL OF THE WILD
Beynon Rees. No crime, whether a theft or murder, is an           Cell phone collection benefitting victims of
isolated event in Palestine; it's an intersection of religious,   domestic violence and the Philadelphia Zoo
cultural and political issues, as shown in Rees' absorbing
third Omar Yussef mystery. Yussef, a 57-year-old history          NATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
teacher, becomes immersed in finding who killed Ishaq, a                       “Helping immigrants and refugees
member of the tiny, ancient Samaritan community on the                          participate fully in American society” –
outskirts of Nablus. The author excels in capturing the                         diapers, personal care items (toothpaste,
essence of Palestine, from the claustrophobic casbah with         toothbrushes, shampoo and deodorant), kitchen utensils
its myriad scents to the harsh beauty of the countryside
and vividly illustrates daily Palestinian life, where violence    CAREER WARDROBE
is a constant threat and religious attitudes permeate each        Separates – Women’s tops, jackets or
decision. (Publisher’s Weekly).                                   sweaters and slacks and gently used
                                                                  accessories – handbags, jewelry, scarves,
 LIBRARY HOURS                                                    belts, shoes, new stockings/pantyhose
  Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 6:15 P.M.
  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
                                                                               PHILLY READS
                                                                               New or gently used children’s books,
  Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
                                                                               preschool (picture books) thru grade 8
  Monday by appointment.
  These hours may change. Please check the Bulletin regularly     ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
  for upcoming changes.                                           Benefitting children in shelters –
                                                                  children’s clothing drive for boys and
                                                                  girls; infants through size 14

                    Save the Date!
         The Spectacular Sisterhood                                 RED CROSS
            Craft Show Is Back!                                    BLOOD DRIVE
   Sunday and Monday, April 18 and 19                                    MONDAY,
             For more info contact                                     JANUARY 18
                 Sheila Kliger,                                        1:00-7:00 PM
      610-668-8043,,                                    Martin Luther King Day
              or Susan Kochman,
                                                                       To make an appointment contact
     610-642-8542 or
                                                                       Doris Grossmann, 610-664-2141.

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 HAZAAC Har Zion Active Adults Club                           naches, etc…

December: A Month to Celebrate                                                     BIRTHS
                                                             Welcome to this wonderful world to
the Art of American Jewish Song
                                                             Yonah Ezra Shimoff, son of Sharon &
By   Gerald Spector, Co-chairman                             Michael Shimoff, brother of Dovie, Eli
                                                             and Noa, and grandson of Peter & June
Every year, from November through the end of December,
radio stations continuously inundate the airwaves with       Ava Charlotte Wargon, daughter of Margie &
broadcasts of winter holiday music. It is noteworthy that    Brian Wargon, sister of Jesse and Talia, and
two of the most popular perennial favorites of these         granddaughter of Cookie & Billy Perilstein.
seasonal songs were written by Jews; one by Irving Berlin,
the other by Mel Torme. In recognition of the
extraordinary impact on American popular music by
                                                             Mazel Tov to
Jewish composers and lyricists, HAZAAC continues our
year-long Celebration of The Arts and Jews and/or            Joshua Magun Widzer, son of Dr. Helen Widzer &
Jews and The Arts with a musical program, Celebrating        Dr. Steven (z”l) Widzer, became engaged to Joanna
the Art of American Jewish Song on Wednesday,                Lynne Karpinski. An October 2010 wedding is planned.
December 16.                                                 Lisa Shore, daughter of Wendy & David Shore, became
   Singer Peter Scott Ruben                                  engaged to Greg Smith. A Fall 2010 wedding is planned.
will present a program of
songs associated with some of
America’s     most     popular                                                    WEDDING
singers. His program, Peter                                  Many, many happy years to
Scott Ruben Sings Frank                                      Jaclyn Link, granddaughter of Adele
Sinatra and Friends, features                                & Irwin Lipton, who married
songs written by some of                                     Benjamin Weiner in New York City.
America’s     greatest    song                               Jaclyn is a third year student at Yale Law School and
writers including Jerome Kern,                               Ben is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School.
George and Ira Gershwin,
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz
Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman,                             BIRTHDAY
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, and Kurt Weill, all     Dr. Milton “Billy” Graub, husband of Evelyn and father of
of whom were Jewish.                                         Pearl Graub Goldstein, will be celebrating his 90th
   Peter Scott Ruben is no stranger to Har Zion, having      birthday.
performed at many family celebrations in Penn Valley and
Wynnefield. The son of bandleader Harold Ruben, Peter                    CONGRATULATIONS
grew up in suburban Philadelphia and made his                Congratulations to
professional debut as a lead guitarist and vocalist at the   Andrea Coren, wife of Bill and daughter of Gladys Shubin,
age of 16. Since then, Mr. Ruben has established himself     who was honored by the National Honor Society in
as a premier bandleader, and built one of the largest and    Psychology with the Psi Chi Award. Andy is a Learning
most successful music companies on the East Coast.           Disabilities Specialist at Arcadia University.
   Everyone is invited to attend this most entertaining      Barrack Hebrew Academy senior Madison Herling, son of
program. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM; the program       Jane & Dr. Irving Herling, was among nine Barrack
will begin at 1:00 PM. The program and luncheon are free     Hebrew Academy seniors named National Merit
for dues paying members of HAZAAC. HAZAAC annual             Scholarship Semi-Finalists and Commended Scholars.
dues are $50.00 per person for members of Har Zion           More than 1.5 million high school juniors in 22,000 high
Temple, and $60.00 per person for non-members of Har         schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship
Zion Temple. Guests are invited to attend individual         Program qualifying test. Less than 1% of the students was
meetings at $15.00 per person. Membership dues and           named semifinalists and 2,307 were named commended
guest fees may be paid at the door.                          scholars.
  Reservations are requested for lunch. Please call          Remember to call or email Jane Fetscher Kontopodias,
Suzy Levin, at 610-667-5000, ext. 108, by Thursday,          610-667-5000, ext 107 or,
December 10, to make lunch reservations.                     with all your happy news!

     The Bulletin of Har Zion Temple • • December, 2009 • Page Eleven
   Har Zionites Volunteered Their Time for Mitzvah Mania Projects
The Middle and High Schools and their families participated in the Philadelphia Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Mania
during Religious School on Sunday, November 1. They put on their work clothes, grabbed shovels and helped plant
native bulbs and perennials, creating beautiful walking trails and restoring existing wetlands to their natural state.

 Har Zion members "stepped out" at the Philly Friendship
 Walk, Sunday, October 18, in support of programming
 for children with special needs and their families.

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                                                                   Share Your Simha and Sorrow
   A local drive to collect old Yiddish books has begun.
                                                                    with Your Har Zion Family
Local residents who have unwanted Yiddish books
should contact Dr. Herbert Rosen at 610-664-3636.           SHABBAT KIDDUSH SPONSORS
Collected volumes will be sent to a central repository in   We gratefully appreciate the generosity of the Sisterhood and following
Amherst, Massachusetts, where they will be catalogued       members for their sponsorship of the weekly Shabbat Kiddush:
and made available to teachers, students and university     Laya & Rabbi Gary Charlestein in honor of the birth of Laya’s grandson
                                                            Rabbi Robert Alpert in honor of his birthday
libraries throughout the world.
                                                            Janet & Ralph Snyder in honor of their 61st wedding anniversary
   Today, after a gap of almost 50 years, interest in       Rita & Ed Caplan in honor of Ed’s 45th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah
Yiddish language and literature is experiencing a           Adrienne & Dr. David Ellis in honor of David’s birthday
                                                            Susan & Stephen Cutler in honor of Noah’s Bar Mitzvah
startling resurgence. Academic courses in Yiddish
                                                            Jamie & Warren Klein in honor of Robert’s Bar Mitzvah
language and literature have been introduced at many        Karen & Steven Wolfson in honor of David’s Bar Mitzvah
colleges and universities around the word.                  Susan & Brett Schlossberg in honor of the naming of their granddaughter
   Long-forgotten Yiddish books are urgently needed by a    Jessica Leigh Schlossberg
                                                            Miriam & Dr. Jeffrey Schupper in honor of Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah
new generation of students and scholars.                    Phyllis & Murray Gorson in honor of Jamie, Michelle and Eric reading Torah on
    All donations are tax-deductible. For additional        Sukkot
information, please contact the National Yiddish Book       Ruth & Mort Gleit in honor of Mort chanting Haftarah in memory of his father,
                                                            on the occasion of his yahrzeit
Center at 413-256-4900, by fax 413-256-4700 or email        Susan & David Lipson in honor of Michael becoming a Bar Mitzvah                                         Jan & Gary Reisner in honor of Erik becoming a Bar Mitzvah
                                                            Drs. Laura & Steven Nichtberger in honor of Max becoming a Bar Mitzvah
                                                            The Congregation in honor of Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
 Spring 2010 Semester at Gratz College                      Nancy & Dr. Scott Gottlieb in honor of Jordan becoming a Bat Mitzvah
                                                            Evelyn & Dr. Milton Graub in honor of their anniversary
 Gratz College is now accepting applications for the
 spring 2010 semester! We offer courses and entire          SHABBAT EXTENDED KIDDUSH SPONSORS
 degree programs online, as well as in person, at our       We gratefully appreciate the generosity of the following members
 campus in Melrose Park.                                    for their sponsorship of the weekly Shabbat Extended Kiddush:
                                                            Susan & Stephen Cutler in honor of Noah’s Bar Mitzvah
 As the oldest independent college of Jewish studies in     Jamie & Warren Klein in honor of Robert’s Bar Mitzvah
 North America, Gratz College is committed to               Karen & Steven Wolfson in honor of David’s Bar Mitzvah
 promoting the tradition of ongoing Jewish learning as      The Congregation in celebration of Sukkot
                                                            Nancy & Dr. Scott Gottlieb in honor of Jordan’s Bat Mitzvah
 well as meeting the needs of Jewish professionals.
 In the meantime, check out,           CHAI SIMCHA WALL PLAQUES
 our web site for prospective students for details about.   There is no greater joy than the celebration of Jewish life cycle events.
                                                            The meaning and memory of your event is heightened when it becomes a
 The Admissions Application                                 permanent part of our synagogue’s Chai Simcha Tablet. The Tablet is a                  beautiful reminder of Bar/Bat Mitzvot, baby namings, weddings,
 admissions/Application_form3.pdf                           anniversaries, and other happy occasions shared with family and friends. For
                                                            more information, please contact Linda Schwartz in the synagogue office,
 Special Institutes and Archives                            610-667-5000, ext. 106.

 Check intensive Summer Institute course offerings          A Chai Simcha Wall plaque has been purchased in honor of the following:
 and be sure to tour the stacks of Gratz’s acclaimed        Faith & Roy Stander in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Brielle
 Tuttleman Free Public Jewish Library.                      Samara

 Financing your Gratz Education
 Learn steps and resources to finance your Gratz
                                                            We extend our heartfelt condolences to the following members:
 education! We’ve set aside special funds to help you       Nancy Kurtzman on the loss of her mother Helen Berger
 during these unique economic times.                        Evelyn Sherman on the loss of her husband Daniel
                                                            Michael Kirschner and Fred Kirschner on the loss of their mother Helen
 A complete list of our programs can be found at:           Kirschner               Marlene Moskow and Adam Moskow on the loss of their mother and
 ory/College/2009/JewishStudiesViewBook.pdf                 grandmother
                                                            Daniel Katz on the loss of his father Dr. Robert Irwin Katz
 Already have questions about admissions, degree
 programs or what to do next?                               MEMORIAL PLAQUES
 Have friends you know might be interested?                 Memorial plaques have been purchased in memory of the following:
                                                            MILDRED PINCUS                       ADOLPH KURTZMAN
 Call or email, Jeffrey P. Levine, M.Ed., Director,         BERTRAM H. HOROWITZ                  FLEURETTE KURTZMAN
 Office of Enrollment Management,                           WILLIAM LANDOW                       DAVID KESSLER
 215-635-7300 x140 or                    EARLE K. LAVER                       ROSE WEISS
                                                            ELLEN JANICE GROSSMAN                EILEEN K. SUSSMAN

The Bulletin of Har Zion Temple • • December, 2009 • Page Thirteen
                               Gifts to the Congregation
                               Gratefully Acknowledged
                                         Endowment Fund Contributions
  Restricted Endowment Funds                                           According to Jewish law, every Jew is obligated to give Tzedakah (i.e. charity). It is traditional
                                                                       to give Tzedakah in memory of loved one, when we receive a synagogue honor, or when
                                                                       we have a simha (joyous experience). Making a contribution to any of the funds listed is a
NOREEN COOK FUND                                                       wonderful way to honor family, friends or to share the joy of a simha.
DONOR                       IN HONOR OF
Judy & Jerry Novick         Robert Klein’s Bar Mitzvah

JONATHAN ERIC GLEIT FUND                                                                      HAR ZION ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                       The Har Zion Temple Endowment Program helps to secure our economic future through
Ruth & Morton Gleit         Bernard Katz
Caren Gold                  Stanley Brown
                                                                       the creation of a stable financial income source.
Dr & Mrs Arthur Helfand     Nathan & Esther Helfand, yahrzeit;         1. Restricted Endowment Funds: Provide for specific needs of the Congregation as
                            Charles & Dorothy Werner, yahrzeit
Debby & Barry Lurie,        Charlotte Shapiro
                                                                          predetermined by the donor and the President of the Congregation in consultation
Linda & Shirley Slotnik                                                   with the Clergy, professional staff and the Chairman of the Endowment Fund
HELEN & ISADORE KIRSCHNER                                              2. Unrestricted Endowment Funds: Provide general support for the synagogue's
EDUCATIONAL FUND                                                          educational, religious and cultural programs, as well as the maintenance of the
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Jan & Pete Albert,          Helen Kirschner
                                                                          building and grounds.
Karen & Stewart Cohen,                                                 3. Scholarship Funds: Support the Synagogue's and the Religious Schools'
Bobbi & Will Lorry,                                                       educational programs as well as financial scholarship assistance.
Ira M Lubert,
Nancy & Allen Satenberg                                                4. Family Celebration and Memorial Funds: Provide for general synagogue purposes
                                                                          including special programs and events.
ANDREA & RONALD S. ROBBINS                                             5. The General Endowment Fund: Provides general support to the congregation.
DONOR                       IN HONOR OF
                                                                       The President of the Congregation, The Chairman of the Endowment Fund Committee,
Jane Herling                My becoming a Ba’ alat Maftir              Congregational Officers, Clergy and the Executive Director are available to provide
Andrea & Ron Robbins        Jane Herling becoming a Ba’ alat           additional information about endowed gift opportunities.
                            Maftir; Cookie & Billy Perilstein, on
                            the birth of Ava Charlotte

JACOB & GOLDIE SALL FUND                                            HAR ZION MUSIC FUND
DONOR                       IN HONOR OF                             DONOR                     IN HONOR OF                            RABBI’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Joy & Bennett Keiser        The birth of Ava Charlotte Wargon;      Debbie & Jim Golden       Pearl & David Goldstein, the           DONOR                      IN HONOR OF
& family                    engagement of Lisa Shore to Greg                                  engagement of your daughter Ariel      Minya & Herb Yudenfriend   Mark Grossman,
                            Smith; the birth of Henry & Judy        DONOR                     IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                   and Paula Yudenfriend      speedy recovery
                            Shrager’s grandchild                    Shirley & Mort Swinger    Betty Samson                           & Arlin Green
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                                                                                     DONOR                      IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Cookie & Billy Perilstein   Hariette Sall                                                                                            Minya & Herb Yudenfriend   Martin Brandwein
                                                                    BERNICE T. & JAY H. (Z”L) ROSENFELD FUND                         and Paula Yudenfriend
Roberta Sall                Robert Dishler; Shyrlee Rash
                                                                    DONOR                     IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                   & Arlin Green
                                                                    Bernice Rosenfeld         Robert Dishler, Shirley Rash
                                                                                                                                     JOSHUA PERLMUTER FUND
Unrestricted Endowment Funds                                                                                                         DONOR                      IN HONOR OF
                                                                    Unrestricted Scholarship Funds                                   Edward W Kerson            Dr Lawrence A Kerson,
                                                                                                                                                                happy birthday

SHIRLEY & NORMAN GREENBAUM                                                                                                           DR. MORTON ROSE FUND
YOM HA’ATZMAUT FUND                                                                                                                  DONOR                      IN HONOR OF
                                                                    JACOB & FRANCES BERKOWITZ FUND                                   Anne & Adam Herzig         Andy Coren, for your induction into
DONOR                  IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                         DONOR                     IN HONOR OF                                                       the Psychology National Honor Society
Andee & Alan Greenbaum Shyrlee Rash                                 Barbara & Ed Berkowitz    Sylvia & Marty Kreithen,               DONOR                      IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
                                                                                              on your grandson Michael’s             Anne & Adam Herzig         Bernard Katz; Charles Gordon
ELIHU D. GROSSMANN JEWISH                                                                     Bar Mitzvah                            Gladys Shubin              Richard Rose, yahrzeit
DONOR                       IN HONOR OF                             EMANUEL PHILIP FARBER FUND                                       NATHAN RUBIN FUND
Maxine, Jay, Ross           Mark Grossmann, speedy recovery         DONOR                     IN HONOR OF                            DONOR                      IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
& Mark Waxman                                                       Bonnie & Richard Farber   The marriage of Danielle Cohen to      Dottie & Ernie Jacobson    Betty Samson
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                                              Bradley Friedman
Maxine, Jay, Ross           Dr Elihu Grossmann, on the              DONOR                     IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
& Mark Waxman               occasion of his second yahrzeit
                                                                                                                                     HERBERT E. SQUIRES FUND
                                                                    Bonnie & Richard Farber   Dr Howard Goody                        DONOR                     IN HONOR OF
                                                                                                                                     The Weinermans,           The birth of Ava Charlotte Wargon
HARRY & BLANCHE GOLDBERG FUND                                       STANTON LEVIN FUND                                               Lois Squires,The Shermans
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                    DONOR                     IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Ray & Ellen Goldberg        Norman Hockman                          Roslyn Cabot, Steven      Jimmy Richman                          JOEL B. WEINSTOCK FUND
                                                                    & Anna Cabot                                                     DONOR                      IN HONOR OF
SOPHIA ISEN FUND                                                    Caroline Levin            Helen Kramer, yahrzeit; Shyrlee Rash   Phyliss & Morton Weinstock Susan Shapiro, on your special
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                                                                                     & family                   birthday; Mr & Mrs Raymond
Elaine Stewart              Betty Lipkin                            ROSE & MITCHELL LOVE FUND                                                                   Goldberg, happy anniversary;
                                                                                                                                                                Gwen & Alan Goodman, happy
                                                                    DONOR                     IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
A. SANDY KINDERMAN MEMORIAL FUND                                    Alvin & Libby Love        Leonard Olonoff
                                                                                                                                     DONOR                      IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
DONOR                       IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                                                                                     Phyliss & Morton Weinstock Charles Gordon; Bud Katz
Judy Kinderman              Bessie Miller                                                                                            & family
                                                                                                                                                                  (Continued on page 15)

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                                        Operating Fund Contributions
CHARITY FUND                                                   DONOR                        IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                   Dr Jack Porter & Children     Rose & Harry Porter
DONOR                    IN HONOR OF                                                        ON YAHRZEIT                            Hana & Ira Pressman           Marcia Pressman
Betsy Becker             Mark Cohen, in appreciation           Mickey Adelman               Morris Adelman                         Susan & Michael Ring          David Ring
Jeannie & Mark Cohen     Jessica Steerman, Jessica Cook,       Sybil Asnis                  Pearl W Harrison                       Shirley Rosen                 Bessie Rosen
& family                 Jamie Gorson, in appreciation for     Naomi Barsky                 Jay D Barsky                           Beverly Saltz                 Esther Radensky
                         your participation this New Year      Betsy Becker                 Rose Becker Schrager                   Virginia Sand                 Morton Sand
Maye Cohen               Pam & Charles Vinocur, on your        Sylvie & Alan Blender        Estelle Blender                        Paul Schimmel                 Rose Schimmel
                         daughter Meryl passing the Bar        Don & Linda Brodie & family Jacob Brodie                            Marvin Schimmel               Rose Schimmel
Seth Goldschlager        Amy Feldman’s Bat Mitzvah             Steven & Arlene Bronstein Irving Bergelson                          Alberta & Elmer Sclan         Samuel Holtzman
Pam & Jeff Grossman      Mark Fishman, in gratitude &          Barbara & Herb Brown         Alexander Brown
                                                                                                                                   Sandra Segal                  Loretta Rosenfeldt
                         appreciation                          Roslyn Cabot & family        Marjorie Cabot Danits
                                                                                                                                   Doris & Sydney Shecter        Minnie Shecter
Shelly Kramer            Alan, for good health, to Mr & Mrs    Rita & Ed Caplan             Charles P Willner
                                                                                                                                   Evelyn Sherman                Max Sherman
                         Steve Distell; Mr & Mrs Isadore       Steve, Eileen, Sarah         Harry Chopnick
                                                                                                                                   Roseanne & Zvi Shmulevich     Rose Shmulevich, Irving Brown
                         Krenzel, on the birth of your         & Susan Chopnick
                                                                                                                                   Ilene Silver & Family         Stuart Kenneth Rubin
                         grandson, Alexander; Nancy Marder,    Paul Cooperman               David Farbman
                         on the marriage of your daughter      Gloria Dunoff                Sidney Dunoff                          Florrie Silvers               Arnold J Silvers, Elizabeth &
                         Jennie; Renee Braunstein, good        David Einstein               Sylvan Einstein                                                      Nathan A Laveson, Sol Rosner
                         health                                Lisa, Jon, Steven            Eleanor Schwartz, Edward Schwartz                                    Laveson, Claire & Alan J Lobis,
Amy, Greg & Mark Lansman Beverly Moskowitz, on your            & Bryan Ellis                                                                                     Ethel & Jacob Silvers
                         receiving your doctorate              Dr. & Mrs Richard Ellis      Paula B Ellis, Morris Ellis            Bonnie Squires,               Joseph H Stein
Evelyn Paul              Ryan Pesin, happy birthday; Maxwell   Bonnie & Bruce Feinberg Leonard & Evelyn Feinberg                   Sami Ouahada, Lillian Stein
                         Paul, happy birthday                  Sarah & Bill Fenkel          Rhea Wisotsky                          Anne & Stephen Stein          William J Luria, Josephine Luria
Jessica Salz             Joan Maltz, on your birthday          The Finger family            William Finger                         Reba Swinger & family         Ralph Swinger
Morton & Rhoda Schulman The Clergy, in appreciation            Dr & Mrs Jeffrey Finkelstein Lawrence Finkelstein                   Solomon Volk                  Abraham, Lillian, Morris & Jill Volk
Maxine Abrams            Milton Graub, on becoming             & family                                                            Suzanne, Terry                Sanford Rosenman
& Jay Waxman             Hattan Torah                          Annabelle Fishman            Jacob Blank                            & Josh Waldman
DONOR                    IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                  Gloria Fraimow               Dr William Fraimow, Benjamin Fraimow   Rebecca Weinberg              Morris Weinberg
The Beckman family,      Betty Samson                          Barbara & Steve Gadon        Rose Kaminsky, Sydney Gadon            Honey & Joel Weiner           Seymour L Weiner
Jay & Maxine Waxman                                            Irene & Irving Gasmer        Morris Gasmer, Celia Gasmer            Bruce Weiss                   Max Weiss
Jeannie & Mark Cohen     David Schreiber, Helen Kirschner      Lisa Glassner                Miriam Kassel                          Roger Weiss                   Helen Weiss, Milton Weiss
& family                                                       Florence Gilbert             Irving Sack                            Gerrie & Fred Weiswasser      Morris & Stella Sklar
Shelby & Bob Ford        Edward Rovner, Shyrlee Rash           Lorraine & Jeffrey Gordon Helen Stein, Kurt Stein                   The Woldow family             Rose Becker Schrager
Rose & Joseph Greenberg, Irving Cutler                         Irv & Joan Herman            Rose Long, Martha Perez                Ruth Zuckerman                Marc Zuckerman
Barbra & Peter Ross,                                           Bob & Melinda Hochberg Joel Wineburgh
Laura Young Weinstein                                          Blanche Hoffman              Minnie Magen, Isaac D Magen            ROSE & NATHAN PERILSTEIN FUND
Shelly Kramer            Betty Samson                          Terry & Alan Horowitz        Edward Langerman                       DONOR                         IN HONOR OF
Joan Hockman             Shyrlee Rash                          Dr Gerald & Drucie           Lila Isenberg
                                                                                                                                   Minya & Herb Yudenfriend      Cookie & Billy Perilstein, on the
Michele & Robert Levin   Helen Kirschner                       Isenberg & family
                                                                                                                                   & Paula Yudenfriend           birth of your granddaughter,
The Lincoln family       Elaine, mother of Sara Tol            Gertrude Janover             Hiram Janover                          & Arlin Green                 Ava Charlotte
Laura Young Weinstein,   Grandfather of Lisa Maslow & family   Nathan & Sandra Kagan Yechiel Kagan                                 DONOR                         IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Michele Waserman                                               William & Margie Klein       Dorothy Berson
                                                                                                                                   Cookie & Billy Perilstein     Nathan Perilstein, yahrzeit
                                                               Julian & Tina Krinsky        Vera Isakov, Isel Krinsky
                                                               Sally & Ted Lafair           Louis Somerson
                                                               Allan Leibowitz              Maxine Leibowitz                       PRAYER BOOK FUND
                                                               Michele Levin                Ethel Levin, Samuel Odlen              DONOR                         IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
UNRESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS                                 Ruth W Levin & family        David J Levin                          The Asnis family              Norman Hockman
(Continued from page 14)                                       Betty Pastor                 Jacob Becker
                                                               Doris Peezick                Samuel Ludwig                          CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE JANE FISHMAN
                                                               Ann C Pearl                  Sylvia Cohen                           GRINBERG RELIGIOUS SCHOOL:
     Unrestricted Family                                       Arlene & Albert Perlstein Essie Asbell, Edward Perlstein
                                                               Samuel Pinkenson             Bessie Weitzman
                                                                                                                                   Annabelle Fishman
                                                                                                                                                                 IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
                                                                                                                                                                 Herbert Yalif, Jerome Feig
Celebration & Memorial Funds

DONOR                    IN HONOR OF
Elaine & Manny Landau    Herbert Barnett, speedy recovery;
                         Nancy Cohen, speedy recovery;
                         Dr Herbert Cohn, for being honored
                         by Jefferson Univ. & Hospitals
DONOR                    IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Elaine & Manny Landau    Abe Steinman, Robert Dishler,
                         Shyrlee Rash

DONOR                    IN MEMORY OF BELOVED
Marilyn & David Toub     Aaron Cohen

DONOR                    IN MEMORY OF BELOVED                      On Super Sunday, our Federation will once again bring together the
Shelley & Jack Marine
& family
                         Renee I Stein, Rubin R Stein,
                         Samuel Ingber
                                                                   Greater Philadelphia Jewish community at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew
                                                                   Academy in Bryn Mawr to make and take calls that raise vital funds for
                                                                   Federation’s Annual Campaign – the largest local campaign that
   IN MEMORIAM                                                     provides critical funds to support Jews in need here, in Israel and in the
   The congregation extends its deepest
   sympathy to the family of:                                      Former Soviet Union.
   SHYRLEE RASH                                                    REGISTER NOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR SUPER SUNDAY.
   October 11, 2009                                                CALL THE SUPER SUNDAY HOTLINE AT 215-832-0630.
   23 Tishri 5769

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DAILY MINYAN       Morning          Evening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experience TISCH                                                 (Shaharit)        (Minha)
                                                                                                 5770                                                                                                                      Kislev                                                                          Sunday             9:00 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Every Wednesday                                Monday             6:50 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday            7:00 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Following                                  Wednesday          7:00 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                 2009                                                                                                                      Tevet                             Morning Minyan                                Thursday           6:50 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Friday             7:00 AM          6:00 PM
                                                                                                                        December                                                                                                                                                                           EXCEPT: 12/15, 16, 18, 25 (see calendar)

                                                                                                  SUNDAY                                     MONDAY                                TUESDAY                               WEDNESDAY                          THURSDAY                               FRIDAY                           SATURDAY
                                                                                            SHABBAT SERVICES                                                                                           14 Kislev                            15 Kislev                         16 Kislev                          17 Kislev                           18 Kislev
                                                                                            Friday     6:00 PM
                                                                                            Saturday   9:00 AM - Main Sanctuary
                                                                                                       10:30 AM - Jr. Congregation - Dogole Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                             10:00 AM   Sisterhood Adult Ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1:00 PM Sisterhood Book Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6:50 AM Davening & Donuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:30 AM MC Study w/Rabbi Stein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bat Mitzvah: Emily Bluestein
                                                                                                       11:15 AM - Kids Congregation - Benj. B. Levin Room                    11:30 AM   Shul Stitchers                 7:30 PM FI Project HOME          10:00 AM Parashat Hashavuah         7:00 PM USY Shabbat Dinner          10:00 AM Minyan in the Round
                                                                                            Sunday     9:00 AM                                                               12:00 PM   Lunch & Learn at Penn                  w/Rabbi Stein                     w/Rabbi Stein                                                  10:30 AM Bet Shabbat
                                                                                                                                                                             4:30 PM    Levine’s Grief                                                  7:15 PM Men’s Club Board                                                1:30 PM Sisterhood Shabbat
                                                                                                                                   Minha Ma’ariv        Shabbat Ends                    Support Group                                                            Meeting                                                                  Schmooze
                                                                                                                      12/5            4:20   PM             5:21   PM                                                                                                                                                           4:15 PM Heschel Study Group
                                                                                                                      12/12           4:20   PM             5:21   PM
                                                                                                                      12/19           4:20   PM             5:23   PM
                                                                                                                      12/26           4:25   PM             5:26   PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4:18 PM Candle lighting                      VAYISHLACH

                                                                                                                    19 Kislev                                 20 Kislev                                21 Kislev                            22 Kislev                         23 Kislev                          24 Kislev                           25 Kislev
                                                                                           9:00 AM Cook for a Friend
                                                                                                                                     7:30 PM Prayer Book Hebrew
                                                                                                                                                                             10:00 AM Sisterhood Adult Ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       9:30 AM Sisterhood Exec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NCC CLOSED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11       EREV HANUKKAH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12          HANUKKAH
                                                                                           10:00 AM Gan Family Program                       w/Barbara Block                                                                    Board Mtg.              6:50 AM Davening & Donuts                    LIGHT 1ST CANDLE                       LIGHT 2ND CANDLE
                                                                                           11:00 AM PTA Meeting                                                                                                        10:30 AM Sisterhood Board Mtg    9:00 AM NCC Parent Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       6:30 PM MS/HS Hanukkah                    Conferences                6:00 PM PTA Family Shabbat          Bar Mitzvah: Harrison Fishman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Auction                 10:00 AM Parashat Hashavuah                 Hanukkah Service and        10:00 AM Learners Minyanim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 w/Rabbi Stein                      Dinner                      4:15 PM Heschel Study Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4:30 PM NCC Havdallah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4:18 PM Candle Lighting                         VAYESHEV

                                                                                                                    26 Kislev                                 27 Kislev                                28 Kislev                            29 Kislev                         30 Kislev                             1 Tevet                              2 Tevet
                                                                                            13                                        14                                     15                                        16                               17                    ROSH HODESH   18                    ROSH HODESH   19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TEVET                               TEVET
                                                                                                      HANUKKAH                                  HANUKKAH                                  HANUKKAH                                 HANUKKAH                         HANUKKAH                          HANUKKAH                           HANUKKAH
                                                                                                      LIGHT 3RD CANDLE                          LIGHT 4TH CANDLE                          LIGHT 5TH CANDLE                         LIGHT 6TH CANDLE                 LIGHT 7TH CANDLE                  LIGHT 8TH CANDLE
                                                                                           10:00 AM Hebrew Reading                   7:00 PM Main Line Teen                  6:50 AM    Morning Minyan                 6:50 AM Morning Minyan           6:50 AM Minyan, Davening & Donuts   6:50 AM Morning Minyan              Bat Mitzvah: Julia Glazer
                                                                                                    Marathon                                 Hanukkah Party                  10:00 AM   Sisterhood Adult Ed            11:00 AM HAZAAC Luncheon &       10:00 AM Parashat Hashavuah         10:30 AM NCC Hanukkah               4:15 PM Heschel Study Group
                                                                                           10:30 AM Leadership                       7:30 PM Prayer Book Hebrew              4:00 PM    ES Unique Hanukkahfest                  Program                          w/Rabbi Stein                       Celebration                6:00 PM Kadima Fun Fest
                                                                                                    Development Series                       w/Barbara Block                 4:30 PM    Levine’s Grief Support Group   7:30 PM FI Responsa              11:30 AM Sisterhood Genl Mem Mtg.   12:00 PM NCC Noon
                                                                                           7:00 PM Men’s Club Latkes &                                                       6:15 PM    Havarim/Garimin Event                   w/Rabbi Stein           7:30 PM Awakening of                         Dismissal
                                                                                                    Vodka                                                                    7:00 PM    B/B Mitzvah Committee Mtg.                                               the Jewish Soul
                                                                                                                                                                             7:30 PM    Board of Directors Meeting                                      7:30 PM Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh                                                           MIKETZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4:19 PM Candle lighting

                                                                                                                       3 Tevet                                     4 Tevet                                5 Tevet                             6 Tevet                           7 Tevet                             8 Tevet                              9 Tevet
                                                                                           Teacher In-Service
                                                                                                                                     7:30 PM Prayer Book Hebrew
                                                                                                                                                                             22                                        23                               24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NCCECE Closed for Winter Break –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OFFICE CLOSED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4:20 PM Heschel Study Group
                                                                                           RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Closed for                       w/Barbara Block                                                                                            will resume1/4                      9:00 AM Morning Minyan
                                                                                           Winter Break – will resume 1/5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4:23 PM Candle Lighting                         VAYIGASH

                                                                                                                     10 Tevet                                  11 Tevet                                 12 Tevet                             13 Tevet                          14 Tevet
                                                                                           Asara B’Tevet – Fast Day
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                                                                                             Fast of the
                                                                                             10th of Tevet

The Bulletin of Har Zion Temple • • December, 2009 • Page Nineteen
Jay M. Stein, Senior Rabbi                                  Har Zion Temple
Eliseo D. Rozenwasser, Rabbi                                                                                   NON-PROFIT ORG
Dr. Simon Greenberg, Rabbi Emeritus*                        1500 Hagys Ford Road
                                                                                                                 US POSTAGE
David A. Goldstein, Rabbi Emeritus*                         Penn Valley, PA 19072-1195
Gerald I. Wolpe, Rabbi Emeritus*                                                                                     PAID
Eliot I. Vogel, Cantor                                                                                            Permit 173
Isaac I. Wall, Cantor Emeritus                                                                                   Narberth, PA
Rabbi Robert Alpert, Ritual Director
Gavi Miller, Executive Director
Rabbi Nogah Marshall, Educational Director
Debbie Folz, Director, The Noreen Cook
  Center for Early Childhood Education
  Har Zion Day Camp Director
Norman Einhorn and Steve Goldberg,
  Co-Principals, High School of Jewish Studies/Midrasha
Amy Shepherd, USY Advisor
Dr. Sara H. Cohen, Educational Director Emerita
                                  * Of Blessed Memory
Dr. Ana S. Kolansky, President
Nancy Kurtzman, Vice President, Admin.
Dr. Bruce Brownstein, Vice President, Fin. & Dev.
Susan Gross, Vice President, Education & Youth              POSTMASTER:
Andrea Tanenbaum, Vice President, Mem. & External Affairs   TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL
Elliot Rosen, Vice President, Rel. Affairs, Adult Ed
     & Programming
Joy Wilf Keiser, Secretary
Lisa Berkowitz, Associate Secretary
Harry Landsburg, Treasurer
William Shaid, Associate Treasurer
David Shore, Associate Treasurer
William Landsburg, Counsel
Henry Shrager, Chair
Adam Herzig, Vice Chair
Marcia Epstein, Secretary
Shelley Brietling, Sisterhood Co-President
Madelyn Karasick, Sisterhood Co-President
Gary Novick, Men’s Club President
Jill Schain, PTA Co-President
Jodi Silow, PTA Co-President
Cindy Reisner, HSA Co-President
Emily Schwartz, HSA Co-President
David Kolansky, USY Co-President
Michael Shaid, USY Co-President
Warren Levy, Gerald Spector, HAZAAC Co-Chairs
Paula Yudenfriend, Editor                                                          REGULAR HOURS
Jane Fetscher Kontopodias
                                                            Monday-Thursday – 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday – 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
CATERERS                                                         Sunday – 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM (when school is in session)
Betty the Caterer 215-224-8400
Food Designs 215-843-2292                                                    Additional hours by appointment.
Leslie Rosen Catering 610-660-0580                                 For information please call: 610-667-2698
Synagogue 610-667-5000
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Jane Fishman Grinberg Religious School 610-664-5746
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  Childhood Education 610-667-6534
School Closing Numbers:
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