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November–December 2010 Vol. 61 • No. 2 Cheshvan/Kislev/Tevet 5771
Hanukkah is a special time for family and friends to get together!
CONGREGATIONAL HANUKKAH PARTY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010 – 6 PM
Special Hanukkah Treats! Free – Fun for all!
Details on the weekly E-Hakol as we get closer!
HERJC 516-599-2634 As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage peo-
ple to explore meaningful ways to observe Shab-
bat, we are including a guide to a different Shab-
Ext. 214 bat practice in each issue of Hakol this year.
firstname.lastname@example.org This month we focus on the mitzvah of bless-
ing children and grandchildren. This beautiful
Rabbi Emeritus ritual is generally performed on Friday night
DR. STANLEY PLATEK
before Shabbat dinner, but it can be done at any
Hazzan time during the day.
Ext. 222 BIRKAT BANIM – The Blessing For Children
Place your hand on your children’s head and recite:
Religious School Director
599-0424 or Ext. 219
Nursery School Director
599-1169 or Ext. 237
599-1148 or Ext. 223
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From the Rabbi’s Study
HAKOL is published
RABBI ANDREW WARMFLASH by the Hewlett-East
Rockaway Jewish Centre/
Congregation Etz Chaim
What will bring the Messiah? The Talmud answers this classic ques-
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tion in an unusual way. It won’t be a great tragedy or a war between East Rockaway, NY 11518
good and evil. Instead: “The Messiah will come when the entire Telephone: 516-599-2634
Jewish people observes one Shabbat.” Fax: 516-599-2851
Why should Shabbat observance be the thing that initiates the Website: www.herjc.org
Messianic era? Because Shabbat is the closest thing in our world
to it, it is a time of peace and spirituality, a time to enjoy good food President
and the company of family and friends, a time to enjoy God’s many DAN GERSTMAN
blessings and experience God’s presence through prayer and Vice Presidents
the study of God’s Torah. MARILYN COHEN
During my sermon last Kol Nidre night, I suggested that because we live in a fast JEFFREY FEIGENBLATT
paced technological society Jews need Shabbat in the 21st century even more than ever DR. MARTIN LESSER
before. (To read the complete sermon, go to www.herjc.org and click on “Rabbi’s ROBERTA SUGARMAN
Sermons.”) I urge you to begin to make time for the observance of Shabbat in your life.
Here are some Shabbat do’s and don’ts to help you get started. Treasurer
1. Eat, drink and rejoice. Celebrate with people you love and care about. JUDY HERBST
2. Spend some time out of doors and appreciate God’s world.
3. Study or read something that will edify, challenge, or delight you. Recording and
4. Spend some time alone. Take some time for yourself. Check in with yourself. Review Corresponding Secretary
5. Mark the beginning and end of this sacred day: lighting candles and kiddush on Sisterhood President
Friday night and havdalah on Saturday night. NANCY LEVITT
DON’T: Men’s Club President
1. Do anything you have to do for your work life. This includes obligatory reading, ELLIOTT POLINSKY
homework for kids (even without writing), unwanted social obligations, and pre- Editor Emeritus
paring for work as well as doing the job itself. CHARLOTTE BERCH
2. Spend any money. Separate completely from the commercial culture that surrounds
us. HELAINE K. RONEN
3. Do any business. No calls to the broker. No following up on ads. No paying of bills.
It can all wait.
4. Travel. Avoid especially commercial places like airports, hotel check-ins, and simi- Periodical postage paid at the
lar depersonalizing commercial encounters. East Rockaway, NY Post Office
(#233120). Postmaster: Send
5. Use technology. Avoid computers, cell phones, PDA’s, email or TV. Find opportuni- address changes to Hewlett-East
ties to be face-to-face with those around you, rather than facing the all-powerful Rockaway Jewish Centre, 295
Main St., East Rockaway, NY
screen. 11518. Affiliated with: United
Synagogue, National Federation
Try it, you will like it. Let’s welcome the Messiah together! of Jewish Men’s Clubs, National
Women’s League. The views
and opinions expressed herein
do not necessarily reflect the
Rabbi’s Sermons Are On-Line policies of HERJC or the
Go to www.HERJC.ORG and click on the “Rabbi’s Sermons” link.
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notes from the hazzan
DAVID B. SISLEN
Our tradition calls the month of Cheshvan “Mar” Cheshvan; “bitter”
or “sad” Cheshvan, since after the Tishrei experience, rich with dra-
DAILY matic and meaningful holidays, the second month of the year seems
like kind of a lonely let-down. Yet I would suggest that the still,
SERVICES small voice we spoke about in the Unetane Tokef on the High
Mornings Holidays is what we should hear roaring in our psyche for the near-
ly two months until we are again distracted by Chanukah fever. This
REGULAR time is the test to see if we were paying attention during the Yamim
Monday Noraim, and if our resolve to recognize our shortcomings and take
and Thursday steps to repair them will bear fruit. If we were honest in our desire to change, it will be
6:50 am in the relative quiet of these months that we’ll be able to see if we’ve made a difference.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Absent the distractions of the Tishrei Holiday of the Week extravaganza, we can focus
and Friday on the little things. And what should they be? Anything. If you didn’t make a concrete
7:00 am series of resolutions about the things you needed to
change, repair, or renew in your life, now is the time.
9:30 am No step is too small. If you haven’t already resolved If you haven’t
to do so, why not take the opportunity to upgrade to already resolved to
Sunday & Judaism version 5771.1. What one new mitzvah are
do so, why not take
you willing to take on? What one new shul skill are the opportunity to
you willing to learn? What one new book of the Bible
upgrade to Judaism
or from Rabbinic literature are you willing to read
and/or study? What one service that you don’t cur-
rently attend will you resolve never to miss? What
small step can you take that will put you on a new, meaningful, and enriching path? But
don’t say I didn’t warn you. Once you take that first step it’s hard to stop. Perhaps that’s
why we have the quiet of Cheshvan. It allows us to take the time to listen to our own
& Legal Holidays
footsteps. That way we can make sure we’re walking in the right direction.
7:00 pm Many of you have responded to my request to let me know what shul skills you wish
Saturday varies to learn or improve. Tops on the list seems to be improving Haftarah preparation skills,
with sunset times followed by Torah reading, and chanting a variety of the daily services. Still others
requested opportunities to study specific texts or prayers. Please keep those e-mails
coming to email@example.com. As I continue to get a sense of what increasing num-
bers of you wish to learn, I will make a determination where and when to schedule les-
sons, whether they are done in organized classes, private sessions, or as “lunch and
learns” either here at HERJC or, perhaps, on the Web.
And finally, as I asked in this space last time, please also contact me if you are able
or see the calendar for to chant Torah or Haftarah. Don’t assume that you are already on the list. If you have
Saturday evening the skill and the desire, please shoot me a line to make sure that you’re listed, so that
service times. you can join the ever growing list of HERJC community members who participate in
this vital part of our ritual life.
Best wishes for a meaningful and life changing Mar Cheshvan.
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From the President STATEMENT
DAN GERSTMAN Etz Chaim (HERJC) is a
warm, vibrant, traditional-
People ask me all the time: “What is it like to be President of the syn- egalitarian Conservative con-
gregation. Our diverse, for-
agogue?” I almost always answer in terms of the bigger puzzle pieces
ward-thinking community is
that have been coming together so well for us. But there are also one in which learning, prayer
funny, awkward moments along the way that I am tempted to tell and social action flourish.
about, and I thought I’d share a few of them here. Since its founding in
1949, HERJC has been
a Just months after I was installed, HERJC hosted the community recognized for creating a
Selichot service with seven synagogues attending, and sure enough welcoming environment in
the turnout overwhelmed us. How did I know? By the amount of which each member—regard-
less of age, stage of life or
dessert! It was clear that we not only didn’t have enough, but I start- background—feels a con-
ed overhearing things like, “How could they not have sugar free cookies?” and, “they nection to one another, to
don’t even have ice water?” To make matters worse, the air conditioning had not the Jewish people, to the
kicked in yet and of course to top it off, we didn’t have enough seating in the recep- United States, to the land
and state of Israel, to
tion room so we had hungry, overheated people without seats! Time passed by at an
Judaism and to God.
embarrassingly slow pace and I felt like finding a hole to crawl into. We are committed to con-
tinuing to provide innovative,
a Another dessert story happened more recently when one of our committee chairs interesting, and thought-pro-
had to rescue an intact cheesecake that was hijacked from our Kiddush table—head- voking programs that:
ing straight for the exit!
a Foster lifelong learning
a Then there was a very nice Friday afternoon this past summer. I was playing a nice from pre-school through
round of golf and made the critical mistake of looking at my blackberry. On it was adulthood
an e-mail message: “We have pigeons in the sanctuary”. I sliced the next shot into a Celebrate our Jewish
the Hewlett Harbor and my round went under water with it. Thankfully, we were
a Deepen the sense of
able to safely remove the pigeon nests from the rafters of our sanctuary and roof. community among our
a Or consider an awkward moment this summer at Shabbat service. The Torah service a Promote religious involve-
was about to begin. There is that moment of anticipation when everyone’s eyes are ment of all members,
fixed on the curtain of the ark. The curtain string was pulled, the arc was opened, and enhance their
but the light was off inside the arc—pitch dark! Of course in my mind everyone is spiritual experience
a Encourage intergenera-
aghast. I can hear still hear the gasps and the mumbling.
a Nurture the state of
As I look back now, I can laugh at some of the small pains, knowing they are complete- Israel and our
ly overtaken by our larger gains! relationship with it
a Serve the needs of
a We are coming off a wonderfully inspiring High Holiday Season uplifted by our spir- our members, the local
itual leader Rabbi Warmflash’s inspiring sermons, the wonderful debut and davening community, the United
of our new Hazzan, Cantor Sislen and the joy of praying from our new Machzorim. States, and K’lal Yisrael,
the Jewish people
a We have great new programs for our young families ranging from our PJ Library pro- throughout the world.
gram (you can learn more about this fabulous program at www.pjlibrary.org), our
terrifically well-attended new Jewish Building Blocks class for families with children The Pirkei Avot says the world
rests on Torah, Avodah, and
ages 4-6, and our growing Post B’nai Mitzvah class G’milut Chasidim. So too
a We continue to have more events to share together such as Family Friday Shabbat, does our Congregation.
our Chanukah party and our Men’s Club Couples Bowling Night. Hope you will be
a part of many of them! Continued on next page
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Searching For Singers Hazzan Sislen is looking to assemble a group of
4-6 singers who read music and are able to learn
multi-part pieces on their own. In addition to
presenting music periodically for various occa-
sions, this group will form the core of a re-assem-
bled choir in the future. If you have the skills and
the time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
President continued from page 5
a An unbelievably caring community filled with individuals who come together to inspire each other and contribute
in so many meaningful ways to our HERJC family, our local area, and our brethren in Israel—-thanks to HERJC
Cares and HERJC Cares about Israel!
So while the question, “What is it like to be your synagogue President?”, evokes a lot of mixed emotions, please know
that is always my honor to serve this wonderful community! As we look forward to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, I
join my wife Pam and our children Lauren, Charlie, Brooke and Gaby, to wish you and your families most meaningful
holidays in the best of health! L’Chaim!
These are difficult economic times, as we all know. So I must
A WARM WELCOME
say a heartfelt thank you to all of our Patron members who
TO OUR NEW PATRONS
have either renewed their pledge for this year and/or paid it
Bonnie and William Rost
already. Our Synagogue doesn’t have a building fund nor do
The Susser Family Trust
our dues cover the cost of our budget. The Patrons Society
has traditionally made a large and welcomed impact on help-
PAID CHAI RENEWALS
ing balance our Synagogue’s annual budget. HERJC needs
($1,800 AND UP)
everyone who can to step forward and help our Synagogue
Diane and Jonathan Rothstein**
continue to grow and maintain itself as one of the leading
congregations on Long Island.
PAID PATRON RENEWALS
When you join the Patrons Society, your name will be placed on the Patrons ($1,000)
Plaque in our main lobby and published in Hakol the month following receipt Edith and Raymond Fuchs*
of your contribution. Most of all, you will be doing something extraordinary for Phyllis Gilbert Nadler*
our Shul, school and Congregation.
*How can we say Thank You to our
If you and your family would be interested in becoming members of the Patrons who renew BEFORE the yearly
Patrons Society, please feel free to leave a message for me in the HERJC office letters go out? A HUGE Todah Rabah!
** And a huge apology to Diane and
It is with great pleasure that I continue to list the names of our Congregants Jonathan Rothstein for listing them in
who have already pledged and paid for the 2011 Patron year. Yasher Koach to an incorrect category last issue.
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HERJC Circle Of Life
using wills or Trusts to donate to your synagogue
In the Spring of 1949, a handful of people met in the basement of
a home on Talfor Road sharing a vision for a community where their
children could learn the heritage of their faith, study its language
and observances; where they themselves could worship on Shabbat
and the High Holy Days and observe Yahrzeits and other life cycle
events. Here we are, more than 60 years later, proud members of a
wonderful, warm, egalitarian, Conservative synagogue, whose mis-
sion is to provide innovative, interesting, and thought-provoking
• Foster lifelong learning from pre-school through adulthood
• Celebrate our Jewish heritage Each Circle of Life member
receives this hand crafted gold
• Deepen our sense of community and silver lapel pin or necklace.
• Promote religious involvement & enhanced spiritual experiences
• Nurture the state of Israel and our relationship with it Assure a Legacy for Future
Generations by joining
Those who came before us left a legacy that continues to HERJC’s Circle of Life:
nurture us and our children. Now it is our turn to provide for 1. Establish a bequest in
the needs of the generations yet to come. your will or trust to
All Planned Gifts carry membership into the HERJC Circle of Life 2. Leave a portion of your
with the following benefits: retirement account to
• A distinctive HERJC Circle of Life certificate suitable for framing HERJC
• Recognition in Hakol and various published materials 3. Make HERJC the owner
• A hand crafted silver and gold Circle of Life pin or necklace of a permanent life
made exclusively for us by renowned Judaica artist, Neil Meixler.
4. Make HERJC a full
• Listing on Circle of Life display at the synagogue
beneficiary of a life
• Naming opportunities for large bequests insurance policy
5. Transfer ownership of
For more information or to make bequests, call 516-599-2634. a home to HERJC, but
continue to use it as
Rabbi Andrew Warmflash President Dan Gerstman always
Rabbi Emeritus Stanley Platek Marc Goldberg, Fundraising
....lksd shdb rusu rusk
“From Generation to Generation, We Extol Your Goodness…”
Please remember us in your will
kol nidre appeal
Thank You to All for An Richard & Hope Cohen Lawrence & Sandra Gebet
Kol Nidre Amazingly Generous Larry & Ilene Cohen Jeffrey & Barbra Gedacht
Response! Ed & Lisa Cohen Laurence & Liz Geller
Appeal 5771 Stan & Marilyn Cohen Brenda Genn
Sam & Pearl Aarons Paul & Barbara Cooper Dan & Pam Gerstman
Larry & Ellen Abelove Andrew & Rachel Cooper Joel & Eileen Gevarter
It’s Still Not Too Marty & Louise Abrams Mindy Daum Marty & Linda Gevarter
Late to Help! Eddy Abrevaya Peter & Eileen Davidson Harris & Jessica Giddings
Cary & Karen Adler Daniel & Adrienne Davidson Phyllis Gilbert Nadler
Stu & Terry Ain Josh & Janet Deutsch Anton & Larisa Ginzburg
George & Paula Akst Alyce Diamond Alex & Yelena Glaz
Listed here are Stanley & Susan Alt Yosef & Doris Dlugacz Henry & Barbara Gluck
all of the families Jonathan & Leslie Altus Henrietta Dobin Gary & Jennifer Goffner
Jay & Gail Alweis Norman & Naomi Doctor Ralph & Arlene Goffner
who have made a Bertha Alweis Stu & Stefanie Doloboff Maury & Gail Golbert
pledge to this year’s Lee & Linda Antoville Ben & Shari Doloboff Steven & Terri Gold
Paul & Stacey Aronin Abbey & Valerie Doneger Arthur & Ronne Goldberg
Kol Nidre Appeal. Rita Doneger Jeffrey & Sherry Goldberg
Pauline Balkin Ezra & Iris Dori Warren & Ellen Goldberg
Each year we Ruth Balkin Ian & Jill Drachman Marc & Marcy Goldberg
Joshua and Rebecca Baum Bruce & Irene Drantch Bruce & Marla Golden
work for 100% Jack & Marsha Becker Paul & Karen Dubrowsky Sid & Linda Golden
congregant Bob & Sheryl Behar Glenn & Lisa Edwards Barry & Lauren Goldstein
David & Lesly Beldner Phil Engel Arnold & Lynne Gordon
involvement. Every Paula Belmont Steve & Kathy Estrin Bob & Sandy Gordon
pledge from Chai Gil & Tracy Ben-Ami Alan & Meryl Estrin Robert & Susan Gottlieb
Yona & Nina Beno Jaime & Stacey Ezratty Larry & Rita Gottlieb
($18) up counts! Jay & Carolyn Fader Irwin & Vicki Graber
George & Charlotte Berch
Ron & Sarita Berkenblit Jonathan & Bonnie Falk Ben & Lenora Green
If you don’t see James & Joan Berkowitz Sheldon & Irene Farber Charles & Charney Greenberg
Joel & Lorraine Berman Larry & Kathy Feffer Steven & Louise Greenberg
your name here— Sue Berman Jeff & Hedda Feigenblatt Allen & Sharon Greenwald
it’s not too late. Joel & Lorraine Berman Evan & Lisa Feingold Richard & Jody Grobman
Jeff & Lila Bernstein Sandy & Tommye Feit Sheldon & Sharon Gross
Just call your Phil & Anne Bernstein Paul & Hildy Feldman Gary & Lynn Grossman
pledge into the Leonard and Leslie Blankopf Sandy & Roberta Feldman Stuart & Linda Gruman
Jeff & Elise Blankstein Rae Feldman Ariel & Aleta Grunberg
Synagogue office Alan & Judy Feldman Grace Gustin
at 599-2634. Michael & Ivy Bouskila Larry & Irene Fener Sylvia Gutenplan
Ethel Brenner Mark & Jackie Fetner Keith & Samantha Gutstein
Boris & Vicky Breslav Ken & Mindy Feuerstein Alan & Loretta Hagler
Thank you to Ethel Brody Marc and Lori Field Ed & Elaine Halbridge
all who did Joe & Laurie Brofsky Michael & Debbie Finkelstein Charlie Hammerman &
Allen & Lois Brotz Judy Fischer Nanci Freiman
participate! Michael & Dora Burstein Herbert & Roslyn Fisher Mike & Debi Handel
David & Linda Burton Walter and Lisa Fishkind Jerry & Marcia Harris
Robert & Meryl Butwin Mark & Elizabeth Flyer Keith & Madeline Harrow
Stan & Dale Camhi Michael & Fran Frank Jerry & Marion Hauser
Allen & Janice Cederbaum Allen & Judy Frank Ed & Barbara Held
Barry & Carole Chasen Len & Fran Frankel Steve & Judy Herbst
Marcel & Faye Clement Richard & Anita Friedman Lev Herrnson & Lisa
Brian & Marcie Cohen Ben & Lisa Futterman Berkowitz-Herrnson
Harvey & Adrienne Cohen Brett & Elaine Garver Yehuda & Helene Hershkovich
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Ian Herzberg & Judy Nysenholc Robert & Jane Lerner Brian & Charlotte Partman Sheila Shenfeld
Ruth Hirsch Marty & Jane Lesser Philip & Carin Peerless Bob & Denise Sher
Bill & Arlyne Hirsch Richard & Sherry Levens Gary & May Peresiper Harriette Shiffman
Mark & Lynn Hirschorn Donald & Herma Levine Ron & Robin Perlstein Joan Shifter
Mark & Doris Hoffeld Mel & Janet Levine Carlos & Fredda Pichardo Brian & Shari Silver
Mark & Robin Hoorwitz Paul & Nancy Levitt Asher & Laurie Platt Mark & Shelley Silver
Diana Horowitz Jeff Levitt & Susan Julien-Levitt Mitchell & Liz Podgorsky Herb & Esther Silverman
Helene Igielski Matthew & Suzanne Levy Jon & Randi Polansky Stuart & Arlene Silverstein
Carl & Carol Isaacson Mitchell & Dana Levy Elliott & Audrey Polinsky Harold & Geri Sirota
Harry & Linda Itzkovitz Lewis & Sheri Levy Lester & Arlene Pollack Jack & Ferne Skiba
Jay & Robin Ivler Craig & Jennifer Lewner Stuart & Debbie Polokoff Joseph & Barbara Sklar
Alan & Iris Jacobs Jeff & Joanne Liebenstein Anatoly & Frida Popilevsky Allen & Connie Skolnick
Richard Judelson Harriet Lieberman Igor & Margarita Portnoy Jon & Allison Smilowitz
Mark & Mitra Kahn Sheldon & Marie Lippman Tom & Pam Poutre Irving & Thelma Spector
Larry & Joy Kaminsky Harvey & Pearl Lipton Ken & Barbara Rappaport Bob Spielman
Mark & Randi Kantor Bill & Sheryl Lucas Michael & Nancy Rehns Michael & Francene Stauber
Murray & Linda Kantor Jesse Lunin-Pack & Alan & Michelle Rehs Gary Stehr
Jeffrey & Gale Kaplan Elisabeth Neuberg Gary & Kathleen Renick Lester & Faye Stein
Michael & Barbara Kaplan Geoff & Adrienne Lurie Michael & Deb Riegel Philip & Sherry Steinfeld
Gary & Stacey Kaplan Joel & Sharyn Lustig Jeff & Donna Rodolitz Steven & Nancy Stern
Richard & Carol Karson Larry & Suzanne Lutwick Anita Roseman Marc & Jill Stern
Harry & Zeena Kassel Sam & Barbara Malkin Martin & Joan Rosen Joan Stern
Donald & Phyllis Katz Jon & Andi Mandell Shirley Rosen Howard Strauss
Ira Katz Myra Marashinsky Dan & Madeline Rosenberg Stuart & Roberta Sugarman
Steve & Stephanie Kaufman Robert & Sheila March Anita Rosenblum Rhona Tanenbaum
Sylvia Kaufman Alan & Myra Markowitz Eric & Nanci-Sue Rosenthal Evan & Ilene Tannor
Joel & Susan Keilson Stuart & Tova Markowitz Lewis & Faith Rosenthal Robert & Wendy Tansky
Sam & Eleanor Keller AJ Marks Brian & Jennifer Ross Patricia Tanton
Marc & Lois Kemp Allan & Audrey Marrus Bill & Bonnie Rost Alan & Allison Tessler
David & Ora Kirsch Marty Mast Ken & Rosalie Roth Jeff & Arlene Thaler
Stuart Kirshenbaum & Marlon & Zina Matza Marcia Roth Robert & Trudy Theodore
Meryl Berkowitz Mitchell & Arline Matza David & Liz Rothafel Marvin & Carole Tolkin
Steve & Elayne Kirshner David & Karina Mayer Judith Rothstein Steven & Robin Toor
Harold & Liz Kislik Neil & Harriet Meixler Jonathan & Diane Rothstein Bruce & Paula Trauner
Martin & Adrianne Klein Gail & John Mero William & Rita Rubenstein Allan Trompeter
Fred & Rochelle Knobloch Larry & Marsha Miller Murray & Jeanne Rubinfeld Gail Wacher
Jay & Jackie Kobak Sam & Bea Miller Milton & Carol Rubinstein Scott & Nancy Wachs
David & Susan Koffler Benjamin & Robin Mintz Leonard & Arlene Russin Jerry & Beverly Wachtel
Lawrence & Michelle Kogan Arthur & Judy Mintz Meryle Samuels Richard & Lisa Wainer
Miriam Kolnick Bruce & Julie Mirkin Emanuel Schaeffer Jerry & Naomi Watman
Jules & Arline Kotcher Harry & Jane Mison Donald & Joan Schaeffer Joel & Marjorie Wecksell
Paul & Melissa Kotcher Stephen & Melanie Moelis Sid & Elaine Scheinfeld Len & Margory Weilgus
Mike & Janie Krasne Avi & Eliana Mordekovich Alex & Shirley Scheinfeld Mordechai Weiner
Marty & Meryl Krasne Howard & Michelle Moreida Sheila Schertzer William & Lois Weiner
Steve & Heidi Kreit Ehud & Amy Moritz George & Ellen Schieren Mel & Gail Weinstein
Marcy Krueger Adam & Laurie Moser Stuart & Elizabeth Schiff Len Weintraub
Norma Krull Sy & Susan Moskowitz Ruth Schneider Howard & Miriam Weisbrod
Todd & Jennifer Kshonz Richard & Jodi Nachmias Stuart & Lori Schor Paul & Debbie Weiss
Lawrence Kurot Ron & Sharon Nash Gregg & Robin Schweitzer Marvin & Jacqueline Welkowitz
David & Syndee Kurz Rhona Newman Neal & Carol Sckolnick Sam & Carol Yedid
Jonathan & Marcia Kurz William & Sharon Nicholson Gary & Ann Sebold Shari Zagorski
Sid & Evelyn Kutler Jack & Ruth Nodiff Jack & Stephanie Seibald Marc & Lori Zaransky
Fred & Tami Lamon Mark & Lauren Norris Irving Seid Sy & Anita Zaret
Jeff & Debbie Langendorff Jeff & Maty Olin Gil & Alane Seidner Todd & Cheryl Zeidman
Brett & Jaclyn Lapides Al & Lenore Ostroff Dorothee Shankman Etan & Havva Zellner
Burt Laskin & Anita Boomstein Dmitry Ovrutsky & Anat Livni Seth & Beth Shapiro Morris & Alyce Zinn
Harry & Joan Laufer Linda Pachter Adam Shatz & Pam Sands-Shatz Craig & Tammy Zornberg
Ethan & Karen Lazar Marilyn Parker Matthew & Tamara Shatz Howard & Cindy Zuckerman
Robert & Enid Lee
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People Are Hungry
All Year Long
in Our Community!
A very special Thank You to
Phyllis Gilbert Nadler who
delivers food to the needy all
year long. Please help Phyllis
by continuing to drop off
kosher food items whenever
you are at HERJC.
IT IS SO APPRECIATED!
mahzor lev shalem
We Have Had a Terrific Response to the High Holiday Bookplate Drive*!
The publication of a new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is usually
a “once in a lifetime” event. And we are truly blessed to one of the first synagogues
in the country to use these totally modern and totally inspirational prayer books.
Honor a happy event or memorialize a loved one with the permanent placement of a
beautiful bookplate in our spectacular new High Holiday Prayer Books. The cost is
$36 per book.
You can also purchase your very own copy of the book for $50.
Questions? Please call the HERJC office at 599-2634 or email email@example.com.
*A very heartfelt thank you to all of you who donated bookplates for 10, 20, 50 or
more books! You know who you are, but a special thank you will be forthcoming!
Name of person making the donation:_______________________________________
Hewlett East Rockaway q In Honor of: q In Memory of: _________________________________________
Congregation Etz Chaim Please send a card to:_____________________________________________________
In Memory of
Your Loved One ______________________________________________________________________
Donated by Please give us the name, address and relationship that you would like listed on the card.
You and Your Family
q Please bill my account (members only)
q Send check made out to HERJC to 295 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY 11518.
Be part of an extraordinary event in the history of the Conservative Movement & HERJC!
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Fall Classes at HERJC
The Wisdom of the Talmud Taught by Rabbi Warmflash
a SUNDAYS, 10 AM, NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, AND DECEMBER 5, 12, 19 a
Come early for minyan at 9 am and breakfast, 9:45 am. Join us as we consider a variety
of selections from the Talmud which will help us to be better people and better Jews.
Exodus Taught by Rabbi Warmflash
a MONDAYS, 11 AM – 12 NOON
NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 AND DECEMBER 6, 13, 20 a
An in-depth analysis beginning with the 10 Commandments November
Read Hebrew America
Taught by Ritual Director Nachum Plotkin Daylight
a WEDNESDAYS AT 8:15 PM, NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 AND DECEMBER 1 a Savings Time
HERJC proudly announces that we are the local center for the National Jewish Outreach Ends
Program, Read Hebrew America. Yes, you can learn to read Hebrew! Call Nachum Plotkin
to register at 599-8217.
Back 1 Hour
Shul Skills Classes with Hazzan Sislen are in formation!
In response to your requests, individual and group classes will be scheduled to help
you learn how to read a Torah reading or Haftarah, or how to lead various services.
If there is a specific skill you’ve always wanted to master, please e-mail the Hazzan at
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The Lighting of Hanukkah Candles
The celebration of Hanukkah begins on the twenty-fifth day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. On this day, a small
group of Maccabean soldiers were victorious over the great Greek army, and the desecrated Temple was rededicated to
the service of God. We light candles for eight days, beginning on the evening of December 1, in commemoration of
the famous miracle of the oil. After the Maccabean victory, one single crucible of oil (enough to light the Temple
Menorah for only one day) was found. Miraculously, however, it lasted for eight days, long enough for new consecrat-
ed oil to be prepared.
The Hanukkah menorah (Hanukkia) has nine candles, eight of which represent the eight days of Hanukkah. The
ninth candle, the Shamash, is used to light the other candles and usually towers above the rest.
The Hanukkah lights may be lit by any member of the family. In many families, each member lights his or her own
Baruch ata Adonai, Elohaynu Melech Haolam,
asher kidshanu b’mitsvotav, v’tsivanu,
l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.
We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your Mitzvot and commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.
Baruch ata Adonai, Elohaynu Melech Haolam,
she-asa nisim la-a-vo-tenu, ba-yamim,
ha-hem bazman ha-zeh.
We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season.
TO BE ADDED ON THE FIRST NIGHT AFTER THE OTHER 2 BLESSINGS
Baruch ata Adonai, Elohaynu
Melech Haolam, she-he-che-yanu
v’ki-y’manu, v’higianu lazman ha-zeh.
We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who has given us life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this season.
ORDER OF LIGHTING THE HANUKKAH CANDLES
The candles are placed from right to left, as one faces the Hanukkia (as Hebrew is read). But they are lit from left
to right, so that on each night, the new candle is given special welcome by being lit first. Only the Shamash is used to
light the other candles.
The candles should be lit as soon as possible once it is dark. On Friday night, however, the Hanukkah candles are
lit BEFORE the Shabbat candles. At the close of Shabbat, the Havdalah ceremony precedes the lighting of the
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establishes a basic level of social justice for kosher foods
magen tzedek: serves to assure consumers that the foods they purchase
connecting spirit and deed are consistent with 21st century American and Jewish
values.” This new seal is a “consumer directed standard
BEVERLY WACHTEL to deliver a broader, compelling definition of ‘what is
HERJC HEKSHER TZEDEK REP kosher’.” (Magen Tzedek Evaluation Principles, Sep. 09)
The Magen Tzedek project was launched during the
Perhaps you saw the handout on Yom summer of 2007 by the Rabbinical Assembly and the
Kippur about Magen Tzedek. This United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and is now
new certification for kosher food will supported by a wide variety of organizations, spanning
be added to products that are already the Jewish spectrum. The press release announcing the
certified as kosher to assure con- new Magen Tzedek Service Mark standards was released
sumers that the food is also ethically in September 2009. In the course of this new coming
kosher. Companies will have to apply year, the Magen Tzedek seal will begin appearing on
for this ethical certification from the kosher products so that, when you purchase these prod-
Hekhsher Tzedek commission. ucts, you will know that they are in compliance with
As described on the website http://magentzedek.org: Jewish standards of ethical treatment of workers, ani-
Magen Tzedek is more than just a new certification for mals and the planet. As of August 30, 2010, there are 71
kosher food - it is a worldwide awareness built upon the representatives in congregations across the country,
commitment to protect workers, animals and the earth comprising more than 50,000 members, who learn and
in the production of food. teach the principles and standards of Magen Tzedek in
Founded on the principle that we are what we eat, their congregations. I am the Hekhsher Tzedek ambas-
Magen Tzedek is an ethical seal signifying that kosher sador for HERJC. In the upcoming issues of Hakol, I will
food has been prepared with the highest degree of update you about the Halakhic grounding for Magen
integrity. Products carrying the Magen Tzedek seal Tzedek principles, animal welfare concerns, labor con-
reflect the highest standard on a variety of important cerns, and implementation of Magen Tzedek values. I
issues: employee wages and benefits, health and safety, know that you will be as excited as I am when we begin
animal welfare, corporate transparency and environ- to see this new symbol of Jewish standards appear on
mental impact. the foods we buy.
A concept that grows more relevant with every pass-
ing day, Magen Tzedek demonstrates that ritual and eth-
ical commandments have an equal place at our tables. Men’s Club cordially invites you to
With about 40% of packaged goods in America hav- an Evening of Bowling & Fun!
ing a Hekhsher (kosher certification), it is clear that the
December 18 at 8:30 pm
Kosher food industry has become an important part of
the American food industry. The exposure of poor work-
ing conditions in the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, $45 a couple,
Iowa in 2006 “raised questions of adherence to the ritu- includes dessert!
al of kashrut without respect for ethical and social com- RSVP to Elliott at
mandments delineated in the Torah.” “A program that email@example.com
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Sisterhood News Go to
Our theme for this year is Membership Matters! And guess what? Now www.herjc.org
is the time to make sure you become a Sisterhood member. This year’s for more details
on Sisterhood and
Membership Dinner is going to be fabulous (see below for details and Men’s Club events.
we hope you received your invitation in the mail). Plan on joining us!
Sisterhood will once again be holding its Coat and Warm Winter
Clothing Drive and we would like to beat last year’s incredible record
of donations to help those less fortunate. Please see side bar for details.
A number of fun events are in the planning stage, including a won-
derful evening at a local chocolate shop where we will be able to make our own chocolates
and a women’s learning evening with a distinguished educator. And don’t forget our book
club – it’s never too late to jump in! We have great book discussions every other month so
you have plenty of time to read the book. Keep abreast of all our activities in the HERJC
weekly updates where you will find dates, times and locations. Don’t hesitate to join or to
come to our programs. We would love to see more of you.
Join us for HERJC Sisterhood’s Membership Dinner DRIVE
Wednesday, November 3, 6:30–9:30 pm
a THE “OUT OF MIND EXPERIENCE: AN EVENING OF
UNFORGETTABLE MODERN MENTALISM” a
Join Sisterhood and join us for an exciting evening with din-
ner at Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre catered by
9 am–1 pm
Culinary Concepts and entertainment by Mindblowing Monday
Mentalist, Rick Sherman as well as vendors selling beautiful
gifts and plenty of raffles!
Admission: $30, Annual Membership Dues: $40 We are collecting coats,
RSVP immediately to: jackets, suits, gloves, hats,
Eileen Stier DeAlto, 593-4573, firstname.lastname@example.org scarfs, mufflers, sweaters,
or Beverly Wachtel, 374-0901, email@example.com etc., to help needy men,
woman and children
Offbeat and intelligent entertainment for the 21st century,
keep warm this winter.
Rick Sherman’s mind reading show is completely interactive
Please search your closets
and has thrilled audiences of 15 to 500! A surprisingly exciting and unexpected jour-
ney into that most mysterious of all things—YOUR MIND. Rick reveals your thoughts,
from the name of your childhood sweetheart to the serial number of the dollar bill in
Call Phyllis at 599-5923
your pocket; with his back turned he is able to describe exactly what playing cards you
for more information.
are merely looking at; he makes predictions that will defy any explanation and much,
much more! Come prepared to have what you thought possible stretched to the limit
and beyond. This high-energy high-impact show must be seen to be believed!
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
1 24 cheshvan 2 25 cheshvan
NURSERY SCHOOL CLOSED
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL OPEN
Exodus Class – 11:00 am
Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
USY – 7:00 pm
Youth Basketball – 7:30 pm
School & Youth Board Meeting
Light the Shabbat 7 30 cheshvan 8 1 kislev 9 2 kislev
Candles and Daylight Savings Time Ends
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Recite the RS Yad Project in Gym – 9:00 am
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
Following Blessing Sisterhood Coat Drive – 9:00 am Exodus Class – 11:00 am
Ritual Committee Meeting
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am Sisterhood Coat Drive – 4:00 pm
Breakfast – 9:30 am 7:30 pm
(Candlelighting times are USY – 7:00 pm
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am
listed on the calendar) Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
Blessed are You,
Lord our God,
King of the universe,
14 7 kislev 15 8 kislev 16 9 kislev
who has hallowed us
through commandments, Morning Minyan – 9:00 am
and has commanded us Breakfast – 9:30 am Exodus Class – 11:00 am B’nai Mitzvah Meeting
to kindle the Shabbat Lights. for 6th Graders
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am USY – 7:00 pm with Rabbi –7:45 pm
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai
E-lohei-nu Me-lech Ha-olam
Vi-tzee-va-noo Li-had-leek 21 14 kislev 22 15 kislev 23 16 kislev
Ner Shel Sha-bat.
B’nai Mitzvah Meeting
for 6th Graders – 9:00 am Exodus Class – 11:00 am
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am USY – 7:00 pm Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
Breakfast – 9:30 am Youth Basketball – 7:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am 8:00 pm
Go to Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
Learn the 28 21 kislev 29 22 kislev 30 23 kislev
First click on “Cantor” RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED
and then on “Blessings” Morning Minyan – 9:00 am Exodus Class – 11:00 am Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
Breakfast – 9:30 am USY – 7:00 pm Youth Basketball – 7:30 pm
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
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WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
3 26 cheshvan 4 27 cheshvan 5 28 cheshvan 6 29 cheshvan
Kadima – 6:00 pm Religious School Family Services in
Candlelighting – 5:29 pm Youth Lounge – 9:00 am
Sisterhood Paid Up Membership Services – 9:30 am
Dinner – 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service Bar Mitzvah: Ari Alfred Mayer
7:00 pm Torah Kids – 11:00 am
Read Hebrew America – 8:00 pm
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Havdalah – 5:15 pm
10 3 kislev 11 4 kislev 12 5 kislev 13 6 kislev
VETERAN’S DAY Candlelighting – 4:22 pm Services – 9:30 am
Sisterhood Board Meeting Bat Mitzvah: Lauren Skylar Cohen
7:45 pm NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS Kabbalat Shabbat Service
CLOSED/NO YOUTH PROGRAMS Special Veteran’s Service Torah Kids – 11:00 am
Read Hebrew America – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm Junior Congregation – 11:00 am
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Havdalah – 4:15 pm
17 10 kislev 18 11 kislev 19 12 kislev 20 13 kislev
Services – 9:30 am
Kadima – 6:00 pm Candlelighting – 4:16 pm Bar Mitzvah: Tyler Peresiper
Religious School Post Bar/Bat
Mitzvah Class – 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service Torah Kids – 11:00 am
Read Hebrew America – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm Junior Congregation – 11:00 am
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Havdalah – 4:15 pm
24 17 kislev 25 18 kislev 26 19 kislev 27 20 kislev
THANKSGIVING NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
CLOSED/NO YOUTH PROGRAMS
NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS OFFICE CLOSED
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED CLOSED/NO YOUTH PROGRAMS Services – 9:30 am
Read Hebrew America – 8:00 pm OFFICE CLOSED Candlelighting – 4:12 pm
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Morning Minyan Followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Service Havdalah – 4:15 pm
Special Breakfast – 9:00 am 7:00 pm
DAILY SERVICES (See www.herjc.org for complete details)
Monday & Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:50 am Monday through Thursday, Sunday
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday . . . . . . . 7:00 am
Rosh Chodesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45 am
& Legal Holidays . . . . . . 7:30 pm
Fridays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm
Sunday & Legal Holidays . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am Thanksgiving!
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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
1 24 kislev
Been Meaning to Send that Card?
Just visit www.herjc.org and click on: EREV HANUKKAH
JAN/FEB HAKOL DEADLINE
Donations Kadima – 6:00 pm
Read Hebrew America – 8:00 pm
We will gladly send the card for you and list it in Hakol. This is the easiest way to send
your love to your family and friends and help your synagogue at the same time!
5 28 kislev 6 29 kislev 7 30 kislev 8 1 tevet
HANUKKAH HANUKKAH HANUKKAH
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am HANUKKAH
Exodus Class – 11:00 am Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Breakfast – 9:30 am Village of East Rockaway Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am Candle Lighting – 6:00 pm Kadima – 6:00 pm
School & Youth Board Meeting
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm USY – 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
12 5 tevet 13 6 tevet 14 7 tevet 15 8 tevet
USY Divisional Kinnus
Religious School Bet Project Exodus Class – 11:00 am Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
9:00 pm USY – 7:00 pm Ritual Committee Meeting
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am 7:30 pm Kadima – 6:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Breakfast – 9:30 am 8:00 pm Youth Basketball – 7:30 pm
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
19 12 tevet 20 13 tevet 21 14 tevet 22 15 tevet
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am Exodus Class – 11:00 am
Breakfast – 9:30 am USY – 7:00 pm Pizza Plus – 6:00 pm
Kadima – 6:00 pm
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am Board of Directors Meeting Youth Basketball – 7:30 pm
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm 8:00 pm
26 19 tevet 27 20 tevet 28 21 tevet 29 22 tevet
Morning Minyan – 9:00 am
Breakfast – 9:30 am
Rabbi’s Talmud Class – 10:00 am
Evening Minyan – 7:30 pm
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of events Recycling
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
2 25 kislev 3 26 kislev 4 27 kislev
HANUKKAH RS Family Services – 9:00 am
Congregational and Nursery Candlelighting – 4:10 pm Services – 9:30 am
Hanukkah Party – 6:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services Bar Mitzvah: Ryan Michael Moreida
7:00 pm Torah Kids – 11:00 am
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Havdalah – 4:15 pm
9 2 tevet 10 3 tevet 11 4 tevet used ink cartridges, cell
vayigash phones and “Garbage”
Candlelighting – 4:09 pm Services – 9:30 am (which becomes Art!),
USY Divisional Kinnus Torah Kids; Jr. Cong. – 11:00 am such as CLEAN paper
at HERJC Begins – 5:00 pm Mincha, Seuda Shlesheit, Maariv, towel tubes, coffee cans,
RSPA Movie Night – 7:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Havdalah – 4:15 pm egg crates, baby food
7:00 pm USY Divisional Kinnus jars, plastic containers,
at HERJC ribbons, wrapping paper,
wallpaper, buttons, trim,
yarn, spools, fabric,
16 9 tevet 17 10 tevet 18 11 tevet shopping bags and
veyechi anything else you
can think of!
Candlelighting – 4:11 pm Services – 9:30 am
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Torah Kids; Jr. Cong. – 11:00 am HERJC
7:00 pm COLLECTS
Mincha, Seuda, Maariv,
Havdalah – 4:15 pm
Used batteries are
poisoning our landfills!
Help save the earth
23 16 tevet 24 17 tevet 25 18 tevet
by bringing your used
batteries to the
NURSERY SCHOOL CLOSED Synagogue for collection
THROUGH 1/2/11 and proper recycling.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLOSED Services – 9:30 am
THROUGH 1/2/11 Candlelighting – 4:14 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Mincha, Seuda Shlesheit, Maariv,
7:00 pm Havdalah – 4:15 pm
30 23 tevet 31 24 tevet JAN 1 25 tevet
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Services – 9:30 am
Candlelighting – 4:19 pm
Mincha, Seuda Shlesheit, Maariv, Small Acts That
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Havdalah – 4:15 pm Bring Big Results!
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our jewish future
My childhood home had an open door! My father
nursery school loved people, and they adored him. I can recall often
being awakened by the loud laughter of my father’s
CHERYL KARP company. He was a man who could lift spirits, help
others in need, heal broken hearts, build egos and bring
Many of you who have read my arti-
out the best in people. Every day there was another
cles over the years have come to real-
story of everyday life experiences that he had accumu-
ize that much of what I write is
directed at mothering, with all its tri-
As my father’s health began to fail, he was forced to
als and tribulations. It is a role I am
spend some time in a rehabilitation facility in Florida.
so comfortable talking about and one
There were many old, sick people, who were hurting
that I have learned so much from
and depressed. It didn’t take long for my father to weave
through the years. I am dedicating
his magic, and laughter soon filled the rooms!
this article to all the fathers who also
He valued my children, and only saw the good in
might be reading what I write so that I can let you know
them. He gave them a love of life, coupled with the
how much I honor your role in bringing children into
values of honesty, trust and keeping promises. After my
this world and guiding them through adulthood.
mother had passed away, he continued to make his
A little over a year ago, my father passed away and
home a happy one for everyone who entered it.
left me with a heart so heavy that I still physically feel
To all the men who take their role of fatherhood to
its weight each time I take a breath. It is a heavy heart
heart, know that you are in a position to change the
filled with the weight of all the love, rich experiences,
world. You too can create a happy home for your
words, humor, wisdom and values he filled it with over
children so they can one day leave it with a suitcase of
my lifetime. It is a heart that carries the weight of love
wisdom, values and love that will reach out to all the
so deep that I wonder if I am strong enough emotional-
people who touch their lives. I was truly blessed to have
ly to keep its weight safe while I continue to live my life
a dad who made such a profound difference in my life
and I will honor that gift for the rest of my life.
As a child, my father was bigger than life. His very
presence when I was with him assured me that nothing
bad would ever happen to me. He was a detective for
the City of New York where he protected not only his
family but thousands of others. I truly feel that my Commemorate a
father’s role in our family was to make sure that even
when he wasn’t with me, his daily teachings and his fine
Happy Event by
examples would serve as a guide to follow so that I Placing a Leaf on the
would grow to become a caring and loving human
being. TREE OF LIFE
My father often worked late, coming home after mid-
night. However when he walked through the door, he in our Lobby.
never failed to come into our bedroom and wake my Contact our Ofﬁce.
brother and me (sometimes with a pizza) to say hello
and give us a hug.
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We need your tools
Was it only the last Hakol that we were getting ready to begin the for our incredible
High Holidays and the school year, and we were feeling a bit sur- YAD Project!!
prised that summer was coming to a close? Now, with the cooler
weather definitely here, much of the promise of the school year is If you have any:
already being realized. • Explorers #23
Classes are going well. We are focusing on reading proficiency
and prayer. Our Akiva students in both the Dalet and Hay classes
• Wax Spatulas
have received the important Jewish texts (the Tanach for the Dalet
class and siddur for the Hay class) that will be central to their
• Veehee Carvers
studies this year. The Hay class has made shofrot. The Vav Dinner was a wonderful Please bring them
opportunity to share this important year with Vav parents. Meet the Teachers, Family to the Religious
Shabbat, Junior Congregation…all are happening.
School Office as soon
A quick look at our calendar shows a vibrant, exciting program. Projects. Activities.
Synagogue Events. Not to mention our high-quality, award-winning educational pro-
gram that informs every class, every day.
One of the most important things that I can do is to communicate all the wonderful
things going on in the Religious School to parents. This year, we’ve improved our com-
munication with weekly email “blasts” designed to keep parents current on Religious
School activities. We would like to create a secondary email list for parents who would
Continued on next page Mentors
School is looking
Mentors to work
with our younger
and a paycheck!!
Mazal Tov to our Akiva Fifth and Sixth Grade Classes on receiving their Tanachs and
Siddurs under the watchful eyes of Rabbi Warmflash.
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Religious School continued from page 21
like content to talk about the weekly parasha (Torah portion) with their children. If you
would like to be on that list, call or email the Religious School Office at 599-0424.
So, as you can see…although we have just begun the year, we are already accom-
plishing a great deal. As always, the best way for parents to help their children be suc-
Upcoming cessful in Religious School is to be involved. We have a wonderful Religious School
Youth Events Parents Association this year that is dedicated to providing support to the educational
a The RSPA is sponsoring an incredible raffle to raise funds for the school, special
activities and trips for the students. You will hear much more about the raffle in the
near future. Please participate. The prizes are incredible and the drawing will be at the
synagogue’s Hanukkah Party on December 2. Make note of the day – you have to be
there to win! (Being there is all the fun!)
Open to all 6th–8th graders
Spend Shabbat with
more with over 100
Kadimaniks from all over
the metropolitan area youth programs
a TODD HAUSMAN
International HERJC Youth Groups are off to a great start. We offer so much to do
Convention from arts and crafts, sports, Israel programs, community service pro-
in December grams (either raising money for tzedakah or doing things for the
community) plus a myriad of fun, exciting programs!
in Orlando Florida
Watch for details!
So come on down and find out which group is right for you.
Mondays from 7–9 pm, we have USY for all 8th–12th graders.
Tuesday nights from 6–7:30 pm is Pizza Plus for all 2nd–4tth
graders and Wednesday nights from 6–7:30 pm is Kadima for all
5th–7th graders. Our USY’ers and Kadima kids attend regional and
divisional events and can meet kids from all over the metropolitan area.
Chazak Divisional Join more than150
Kinnus at HERJC USY’ers from all over
Nassau County for
Open to all 9th–12th graders
a weekend of fun
December 10–12 and games!
Can you help with housing? Call Todd at 599-1148
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mazal tov to our November
and december b’nai mitzvah
ARI ALFRED MAYER LAUREN SKYLAR COHEN
November 6, 2010 November 13, 2010
Mazal Tov to Karina and Mazal Tov to Marcie and
David Mayer on the Bar Brian Cohen on the Bat Mitzvah
Mitzvah of their son, Ari Alfred. of their daughter, Lauren Skylar.
Ari is an eighth grade student Lauren is an eighth grade
at Woodmere Middle School. student at Lynbrook South
His favorite subjects are Science Middle School. Her favorite
and Social Studies. He enjoys subjects are Spanish, Art and
tennis, swimming, snowboard- Social Studies. She enjoys
ing and paintball. tennis, volleyball and running cross country.
Ari has a sister, Sasha, 6. Lauren has a brother and sister, Andrew, 10 and
TYLER PERESIPER DANI HANNAH ABITBOL
November 20, 2010 December 4, 2010
Mazal Tov to May and Gary Mazal Tov to Melissa and
Peresiper on the Bar Mitzvah of Thierry Abitbol on the Bat
their son, Tyler . Mitzvah of their daughter,
Tyler is an eighth grade stu- Dani Hannah.
dent at Lynbrook South Middle Dani is an eighth grade
School. His favorite subjects are student at The Brandeis School.
Math and Social Studies. He Her favorite subjects are English
enjoys playing sports, going on and Spanish. She enjoys travel-
vacation, and spending time with his family and ing, dancing, tennis and spending time with friends.
friends. If X-Box was an Olympic Game, he would Dani has a sister, Sophie. 10.
be competing for Gold.
Tyler has two brothers, Eric, 19 and Brandon, 16.
RYAN MICHAEL MOREIDA
There is a great selection of gifts for
December 4, 2010
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Mazal Tov to Michelle
and Howard Moreida on the HERJC.judaicabeautiful.com
Bar Mitzvah of their son,
Ryan is an eighth grade stu-
dent at Lynbrook South Middle
School. His favorite subjects are
Math and Science. He enjoys
watching sports and spending time with friends.
Ryan has two brothers, Seth, 14 and Jared, 8.
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personals & donations
Personals Jeffrey Sult on winning an Emmy
Award for his work on MLB Tonight
Memorial Plaques Marcy and Marc Goldberg in honor
of Religious School Director David
Melissa and Thierry Abitbol on the for the Major League Baseball Memorial Plaques were recently Woolfe being named Chatan
Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Network. ordered in loving memory of: Beresheit on Simchat Torah.
Dani Hannah. Kevin Rubinstein – by his parents, Linda and Sid Golden in honor of the
Marcie and Brian Cohen on the Simchah Leaves Carol and Milton Rubinstein marriage of David, son of Ellen
and George Schieren, to Cristina.
Bat Mitzvah of their daughter,
Lauren Skylar. on our Tree of Life Sharon, Sheldon, Mara and Marisa
Karina and David Mayer on the Melissa and Thierry Abitbol in honor of Gross in honor of Harriet Meixler
Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ari Alfred
and to grandmother, Frances
the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter,
FUNDS being named Kallat Torah on
Mayer and aunt and uncle, Louise and Marty Abrams in honor The Congregation gratefully acknowl- Jennifer and Todd Kshonz with wishes
Jodi and Jeffrey Rotblut. of their 50th wedding anniversary edges the following contributions: for the complete and speedy
Michelle and Howard Moreida on the on December 25, 2010. recovery of Billy Friedman.
The Schieren Family in honor of the
Bar Mitzvah of their son, Ryan
Michael and to aunts and uncles,
Karina and David Mayer in honor
of the Bar Mitzvah of their son,
Bible Fund birth of Lily Bell, granddaughter
Allison and Harris Moreida and Ari Alfred. The Doneger Family in memory of of Linda and Sid Golden.
Lauren and David Travis. Michelle and Howard Moreida in honor Rubin Chaim. Carol and Sam Yedid in honor of the
May and Gary Peresiper on the of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Myra and Alan Markowitz in honor marriage of David, son of Ellen
Bar Mitzvah of their son, Tyler. Ryan Michael. of the Bar Mitzvah of Landon, and George Schieren, to Cristina.
Sandra and Lawrence Gebet on the Carin and Philip Peerless in honor son of Karen and Cary Adler. Paula Belmont in memory of Marvin
marriage of their son, Joel, to of the marriage of their daughter, Shenfeld.
Dr. Avi Elizabeth Domnitz. Amy, and Mark Fischer on Barbara and Paul Cooper in memory
Mati and Jeffrey Olin on the August 21, 2010. Hazzan’s Music Fund of Elbert Brodsky.
marriage of their daughter Saba and Safta in honor of the Florence Brodsky and Nina Beno Marcy and Marc Goldberg in memory
Rachel to Brett Kaplan. Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, in appreciation of Hazzan Sislen’s of Etta Tarab.
Carin and Philip Peerless on the Jonah Benyamin Rothafel. music at the funeral of their Jane and Harry Mison in memory of
marriage of their daughter, Amy, husband and father, Elbert Elbert Brodsky.
to Mark Fischer. Apples on our Brodsky. Jane and Harry Mison in memory of
Deanna and Jonathan Nus on the Naomi and Norman Doctor in David Kwiat.
birth of their daughter, Olivia Taylor. Tree of Life appreciation of Hazzan Sharon, Billy and Jared Nicholson in
Susan Berman on the birth of her Sheryl and Howard Karp in honor David Sislen. memory of Murray Lefkowitz.
grandson, Landon. of the marriage of their daughter, Marcy and Marc Goldberg in honor Elaine and Sid Scheinfeld in
Carole and Barry Chasen on the birth Marissa, to Randy Kalanthroff of Harriet Meixler being named memory of Mr. and Mrs. Marc
of their fourth granddaughter, on May 30, 2010 Kallat Torah on Simchat Torah. Gann’s Uncle Joe.
Samantha. The Olender Family in honor of the Elaine and Sid Scheinfeld in memory
Judith Fischer on the birth of her first marriage of our granddaughter, of Fred Abrams’ sister.
great-granddaughter, Alexa. Condolences to Karen, to Philip Nash. Denise and Bob Sher in memory of
Linda and Sid Golden on the birth Harvey Lipton on the loss of his wife, Maty and Jeffrey Olin in appreciation Murray Lefkowitz.
of their granddaughter, Lily. and Rita Gottlieb on the loss of of Hazzan David Sislen for the Denise and Bob Sher in memory of
Bea and Sam Miller on the birth her sister, our esteemed member, beautiful aufruf service for their Anne Gluck.
of their seventh great-grandchild, Pearl Lipton. children, Rachel and Brett. Paula and Bruce Trauner in memory of
Caleb. Bob Fischer on the loss of his mother- Barry Borodkin in memory of Ella Pressier Ginzburg.
Louise and Marty Abrams on celebrat- in-law, Etta Tarab. Ella Preisser Ginzburg. Paula and Bruce Trauner in memory of
ing their 50th wedding anniversary. Randy Goldman on the loss of her Naomi and Norman Doctor in David Kwiat.
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anniversary. her father, Ruben Chaim. memory of Meir Eizikovics. Susan and Michael Warner in memory
Sharon and Ron Nash on celebrating Sharon and Ron Nash and Family of Tina Cooper’s mother.
a special anniversary. in memory of Murray Lefkowitz.
Harry Kassel on celebrating a
Elson Memorial Fund
Daniel Beno on becoming a Certified Education Fund Ronne and Arthur Goldberg in honor
Public Accountant and to his par- We Mourn Our Loss in the Pearl and Sam Aarons with wishes of Harriet Meixler being named the
ents, Nina and Yona Beno and Passing of Our Member for the complete and speedy Kallat Torah on Simchat Torah.
grandmother, Florence Brodsky. recovery of Shirley Scheinfeld. Zeena and Harry Kassel in memory
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Pennsylvania and beginning her Our Sincere Sympathy and of David Kwiat.
passing all four parts of the CPA
career at Goldman Sachs and to Condolences to Her Family and becoming a Certified Public
her parents, Ilene and Laurence in Their Bereavement Accountant.
Cohen, grandparents, Joan and
Marty Rosen and aunt and uncle,
Nancy and Steven Stern.
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High Holiday Paula Belmont in memory of The Tolkin Family in memory of Estelle Prayer Book Fund
H. Howard Cohen, in memory Tolkin, loving wife and mother,
Prayer Book of Wayne Robert Cohen and in in memory of Isabel and Irving Marilyn and Stanley Cohen in honor
memory of Brad Sorman. Tolkin, loving parents, in memory of the special birthday of
Susan and Stanley Alt in honor of Pearl Aarons.
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Linda and Lee Antoville in honor of of the Bat Mitzvah of Amanda Jill,
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of their parents, Max and Lillian and in memory of Sharon Levi. daughter of Jennifer and Gary
Joan and Larry Butwin in honor of their and granddaughter of Arlene
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Adrienne and Harvey Cohen Marilyn and Stanley Cohen in honor of
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of their grandchildren, Jordan, Torah on Simchat Torah.
Madison, Max and Ari. of Harriet Flyer, Benjamin and Jean Heit, in
Loretta and Alan Hagler in memory memory of Louis and Etta Marilyn and Stanley Cohen in honor of
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Hayley, Emily, Jeremy and Corey, in of their beloved parents. Warmflash and in memory
Pam and Dan Gerstman and Family of Morris and Cele Rohrberg. Beresheit 5771.
honor of Nachum Plotkin, in honor Judith Fischer in honor of the birth of
of Dr. Michael Bashevkin, and in memory of Lisa Beth Gerstman,
in memory of Dora Estes, in mem- her first great-grandchild, Alexa.
in honor of David Woolfe.
Goldy Fried in honor of Lisa, Michael, ory of Abe Estes, in memory Kiddush Fund Lois and Alan Brotz in memory of
of Selma Slepian, in memory Tova and Stuart Markowitz in appre- Anne Gluck.
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Terri, Steven, Fara and Melissa Gold of Charles Slepian, in memory of ciation of Rabbi Warmflash’s
Natalie Sales and in memory of thoughtfulness and kindness. of Elbert Brodsky.
in honor of the special birthday Valerie, Abby, Adam, Jason and
of Phyllis Gilbert Nadler. Herman Sales. Bea and Sam Miller in honor of
Steven Haber in memory of Sam the birth of their seventh great- Michael Doneger in memory of
Marc and Marcy Goldberg in honor Elbert Brodsky.
of Carolyn, Alan and Rebecca. Haber, father and in memory of grandchild, Caleb Axel.
Izzy and Ethel Haber, grandparents. Maty and Dr. Jeff Olin in appreciation The Mayers in memory of Dorothy
David Green in honor of his parents, Schnitzer.
Lenora and Benjamin Green. Judy Herbst in memory of her parents, of ritual director Nachum Plotkin
Ethel and Joseph Glass. for his help in creating a beautiful Marlene Schoen in memory of Marvin
Marion and Jerry Hauser in honor Shenfeld.
of Harriet and Neil Meixler. Nancy and Ron Jackson in memory aufruf for their children Rachel
of Alma Block, in memory of and Brett. Nancy and Scott Wachs in memory
Lisa and Lev Herrnson in honor of of Murray Lefkowitz.
their children, Alana and Jesse Frederick Block, in memory of Liz and Mitch Podgorsky in memory
Leonard Jackson and in memory of Ella Preisser Ginzburg. In Memory of David Kwiat
and in honor of HERJC President Marilyn and Stanley Cohen
Dan Gerstman. of Harold Saunders, grandparents
of Rachel Cooper. Valerie and Abby Doneger
Robin and Mark Hoorwitz in honor
of the High Holidays 5771. Zeena and Harry Kassel in memory of Library Fund Dorothee Shankman, Jeffrey
Harry’s parents, Anna and Abraham Irene and Larry Fener in honor of Shankman and Susan Banker
Jerry and Sandra Koffler in honor Joan Shifter
of David and Susan Koffler and and in memory of Zeena’s parents, their dear friend, Harriet Meixler,
Brian and Susan. Bella and Joseph Levine. being named Kallat Torah on
Tova, Stuart, Eitan and Shoshana The Klein Family in memory of Simchat Torah.
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memory of Sam Klein. Nursery School Fund Discretionary Fund
parents, Alan and Myra Markowitz. Paula Belmont in honor of the birth of
Marsha and Larry Miller in honor Martin and Meryl Krasne, Jaclyn, Hedda and Jeff Feigenblatt in honor
Andrea and Jordan in memory Matti, grandson of Rabbi Andrew
of their family: Lance, Mathew of the engagement of Abby, Warmflash and Beth Heit.
and Diana. of Irving Krasne. daughter of Lisa and Bennett
The Langendorff Family in memory Florence Brodsky and Nina Beno in
Jane and Harry Mison and Wendy Futterman, to Brad Gitlin. appreciation of Rabbi Warmflash’s
and Bill in honor of Breakfast of Richard Diamond. Judith Fischer in honor of the birth of
Nancy and Paul Levitt in memory of caring funeral service for
5771 at the Laufers. her first great-grandchild, Alexa. Florence’s husband and Nina’s
Eric and Nanci Rosenthal in honor Paul’s mother, Tillie and in memory Justine and Brett Golden in honor of
of Paul’s father, Philip. father, Elbert Brodsky.
of Seth and Brandon Rosenthal, the birth of their niece, Lily Bell. Donald and Muriel Chusid wishing
in honor of Allan and Arlene Katz, Bill Lucas in memory of Jane Lucas. Linda and Sid Golden in honor of
Sheryl Lucas in memory of everyone Happy Holidays.
and in honor of Stuart and Arlene the birth of their granddaughter, Randy Goldman, Wayne Lefkowitz,
Rosenthal. Claire Gessel. Lily Bell.
Myra Markowitz in memory of her Lisa Schechtman and Todd
Dorothee Shankman in appreciation Vera and Irving Mandell in honor Lefkowitz in appreciation of Rabbi
of receiving the honor of Closing father, Solomon S. Dobin and in of Andi and Jonathon Mandell’s
memory of nephew, Jason Dobin. Warmflash and Cantor Sislen
the Ark Curtain on Yom Kippur. wedding anniversary. officiating at the funeral of their
Jeffrey Thaler in honor of the special Arthur Mintz in memory of his Denise and Bob Sher in honor of
grandparents, Abraham and Regina father, Murray Lefkowitz.
birthday of his wife, Arlene. the marriage of David, son of Jane and Marty Lesser in honor of
Stuart and Terry Ain in memory of Nadler, in memory of his grand- Ellen and George Schieren, to
parents, Samuel and Esther Mintz the marriage of David, son of
Ralph Carron, in memory of Millie Cristina Zancani. Ellen and George Schieren,
Carron, in memory of Herbert Ain, and in memory of his parents, The Abitbol Family in memory of
Murray and Sylvia Mintz. to Cristina Zancani.
in memory of Sarah Ain Ann Friedman. Joanie and Richard Olender in
Morenstein, in memory of Linda Pachter in memory of beloved Judith Bailey in memory of Marvin
husband, Stephen Pachter. appreciation of Hazzan David
Elizabeth Bensusan and in Shenfeld. Sislen for the aufruf service for
memory of Phyllis Urich. Carol and Milton Rubinstein and Judy and Martin Citron in memory
Family in memory of their beloved Karen and Philip Nash.
Linda and Lee Antoville in memory of of Marty’s brother, Neil. Maty and Jeffrey Olin in appreciation
Lee’s parents, Minnie and Bernie. son and brother, Kevin. Vicky and Irwin Graber in memory of
Denise Sher in memory of Noah of Rabbi Warmflash for the
Sheryl Behar and Shari Silver in their parents, Edith and Samuel meaningful aufruf service for
memory of their father, Edward Sterling Sher, in memory of Arnold Katz and Fannie and Hyman
Sher, in memory of Rose Sher and their children, Rachel and Brett.
Wiederspiel. Graber. Denise and Bob Sher in honor of the
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Barbara and Joe Sklar in memory birth of Matti, grandson of Rabbi
mother, Betty Bellin. of Harry Fishman. Andrew Warmflash and Beth Heit.
The Belmont Family in memory of of Barbara’s father, Sol Kessin. Arline and Jules Kotcher in memory
Debbie Solomon in memory of Ferne and Jack Skiba with wishes for
Jim I. Belmont, in memory of of David Kwiat. the complete and speedy recovery
Jack Baker, and in memory of Louis Zipper. Ruth Schneider in memory of her of Janice Cederbaum.
Florence Baker. brother, Eddie Howard.
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the complete and speedy recovery father, Philip Rodin.
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of Marvin Shenfeld. mother, Rose Lassinger. mother, Jeanette Trieger and father, Samuel Schwartz.
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Synagogue Fund Lawrence Feffer in memory of his mother, Bella Levine. husband, Marx.
aunt, Sifra Menson. Miriam Kolnick in memory of her Denise Sher in memory of her
Irving Baron in honor of the Kathy and Larry Feffer in memory mother, Lillie Nizewitz and her grandmother, Francis Lebovitz.
High Holidays. of Etta Tarab. brother, Max Nizewitz. Shelley Silver in memory of her father,
Lisa and Ed Cohen in honor and Hedda Feigenblatt in memory of her David Kurz in memory of his mother, Herman Barouch.
appreciation of Marilyn and mother, Beatrice Radomsky. Leona. Esther Silverman in memory of her
Stanley Cohen’s generous gift of Sandy Feit in memory of his mother, John Lerner in memory of his father, father, Moses Sacksner.
the new High Holiday Machzorim Esther. Frank. Geri Sirota in memory of her mother,
to the Congregation. Tamara Feit in memory of her mother, John Lerner in memory of his mother, Sheila Boltin.
Miriam and Benjamin Feifowicz in Lillian Blaustein. Rose. Faye Stein in memory of her mother,
appreciation of Dr. Jeffrey and Judith Feldman in memory of her Joanne Lieberstein in memory of his Ruth Siegelberg.
Cheryl Strom. mother, Dorothy Noak. father, Joseph Greenberger. Irving Spector in memory of his
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Holidays. father, Max. Sophie Barsky. Howard Strauss in memory of his
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appreciation of the New Year Saul Willbach. father, Alex. Evan Tannor in memory of his father,
and with gratitude for their Elizabeth Flyer in memory of her Allen Marrus in memory of his mother, Solomon.
Yom Kippur aliyahs. father, Jerome Kahan. Rhoda. Jeffrey Thaler in memory of his brother,
Marvin Polinsky in appreciation Brenda Genn in memory of her Audrey Marrus in memory of her Richard.
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Kippur and also in proud recog- mother-in-law, Fannie. Martin Mast in memory of his father, parents, Ruth and William
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Audrey, blowing Shofar. Alexander Glaz in memory of her Alfred. Gary.
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their friend and HERJC founding Norma Gold in memory of her brother, Minnie and Irving. father, Max.
member, Harriet Lieberman. Gerson Sparer. Beatrice Miller in memory of her Susan Warner in memory of her father,
Elizabeth and David Woolfe in Arthur Goldberg in memory of his father, Solomon Clark and sister, Herman Sall.
appreciation of David being mother, Gertrude. Esther Susser. Joel Wecksell in memory of his father,
given the honor of Chatan Rita Gottlieb in memory of her Laurie Moser in memory of her mother, Abraham.
Beresheit on Simchat Torah. mother, Sophie Barsky. Phyllis Schwartz. Marjorie Weinberg in memory of her
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mother-in-law, Martha. mother, Emma Geller. grandmother, Rose Hirsch. Gail Weinstein in memory of her
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father, Herbert Strassman. ory of her mother-in-law, Kate. Louis Cohen. Miriam Weisbrod in memory of her
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father, Victor. mother, Bunny. Sally. Gloria Weiss in memory of her father,
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father, Sol Daniels. father, Harold Sidney Kahn and mother, Irene Halpern. David Wonsever in memory of his wife,
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father, Milton Schusterman. Sheila Harkavy in memory of her mother, Rosalyn. Arlene Yesnowitz in memory of her
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mother, Rose. sister-in-law, Elaine Helfand. father, Jack Stern.
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Gussie Ruchman November 25 - Kislev 18 December 8 - Tevet 1 December 20 - Tevet 13
YAHRZEITS Salomon Seibald Alex Green Marian Gottlieb David Bender
The Yahrzeit of the Rose Seid Arlene Russin Herbert Kristeller Frieda Gutenplan
following beloved Clara Singer Celia Schwartz Harry Lewner Jerome Weissbard
relatives of our members Philip Stern
will be observed during November 13 - Kislev 6 November 26 - Kislev 19 Michael Weisberg December 21 - Tevet 14
the next few weeks. It Herbert Eisenberg Faye Berger Arthur Levy
is especially fitting and Mildred Gottlieb Samuel Dick December 9 - Tevet 2 Selma Silverman
proper that the members Selma Lesser Scott Kemp Abraham Lehrer Gail Sterman
of the family be present Freda Plissner Evelyn Lamon Jacob Levine Sinaj Weinreich
at the appropriate Service Sol Simon Joseph Pollack Sarah Ain Morenstein
to observe this occasion. Beatrice Ratner Edith Perlman December 22 - Tevet 15
November 14 - Kislev 7 Sarah Rosenberg Isidore Glasstein
Harry Dobuler Doris Siner December 10 - Tevet 3 Lawrence Glickman
November 1 - Cheshvan 24 Dr. Jerome L. Krieger Walter Green Barney Kaminsky
Kenneth Brackman Rose Stern November 27 - Kislev 20 Seymour Greenberg
Seymour Saul Fishkind Sol Farberman December 23 - Tevet 16
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Marilyn Davidofsky Kate Rosen December 24 - Tevet 17
Hymie Dymbort November 28 - Kislev 21 December 12 - Tevet 5 Rose Kantor
Francis Lebovitz November 17 - Kislev 10 Beatrice Black Oscar Abrin Joel Rappaport
Rhoda Marrus Jean Fine Leon Kresch Ruth Brofsky Fanea Seibald
Dinah Weil Helen Goffner Helen Frischer
Hannah Judelson November 29 - Kislev 22 Pearl Kalikow December 25 - Tevet 18
November 3 - Cheshvan 26 Benjamin Kolbrenner Gus Belmont Jerome Sedlak Jack Lerner
Leonard Brody Edward S. Pauker Adena Joy Feffer Bernice Stein
Morris Fuchs December 13 - Tevet 6
November 18 - Kislev 11 November 30 - Kislev 23 Mannie Alt December 26 - Tevet 19
Jerome Thaler Anna Commike Dorothy Alt Freda Gevarter
Philip Wattenberg Murray Katz Abraham Borodkin Nathan Gutenplan
November 4 - Cheshvan 27 Harry Katz Florence Brodney Sally Meyerson
Samuel Eisenberg November 19 - Kislev 12 Marvin Seltzer Lawrence Futterman Joseph Miles
Harold Geller Helen Davis Abraham Poploff
Louis Davis December 1 - Kislev 24 December 27 - Tevet 20
Morris Krull Sidney L. Rosen
Richard Estrin Jennie Marashinsky Kiva Cederbaum
Stanley J. Marcus Morris Rosenblatt
Rubin Ratner Howard Schneider Ruth Glickman
Kevin Rubinstein Ray Steinberg
Betty Tischler Martin Tobet Herman Goldberg
November 5 - Cheshvan 28 Wolf S. Wacher December 14 - Tevet 7 Isadore Itzkovitz
Harriet G. Cohen November 20 - Kislev 13 Gladys Filmus Yakub Laufer
Berdie Kaufman Solomon Dobin December 2 - Kislev 25 Arnold Sher Jane Lucas
Mortimer Lieberman Joseph Gomberg Rose Balkin Sondra Weiner Joachim Lustig
Jerome Mendoza Beckie Finerow
November 6 - Cheshvan 29 Benjamin Schieber Sydell Gould December 15 - Tevet 8 December 28 - Tevet 21
Jack Mandelsohn Moses Hersh Seibald Bertha Lieber Ruth Cohen-Barash Philip Barsky
Louis Stern Nathan Klein Pearl K. London
November 7 - Cheshvan 30 December 3 - Kislev 26 Louis Harvey Kolnick
Herbert Warmflash November 21 - Kislev 14 Leonard Berch December 29 - Tevet 22
Jack Baker Janice Berkowitz Syd Brown
November 8 - Kislev 1 Leonard Frank Max Rosen Clara Farberman
Samuel Greenstein Jerry Kopito Morris Sopher Leon Kornbluth
Sarah Marvul December 16 - Tevet 9 Mendel Plotkin
November 9 - Kislev 2 December 4 - Kislev 27 Ethel Sloan
Gloria Stenzler Solomon Barouch
Ida Barash Rebecca Hagler Dr. Jack Goffner
Marcia Geus November 22 - Kislev 15 Harold L. Schmier December 30 - Tevet 23
Arthur Schecter Jerry Fuchs Bernard Schoengold Isidore Fader
Oscar Zaretsky Harry Kaplan December 17 - Tevet 10 Barney Levenson
Edith Levine December 5 - Kislev 28 William Goldberger Sarah Scheinfeld
November 10 - Kislev 3 Edward S. Abrams Alexander Weinman
Annie Borodkin November 23 - Kislev 16 William Ehrlich Alfred Shankman
Muriel Horing George Brand Myra Futterman December 31 - Tevet 24
Elsa Menchel Herman Commike Goldie Nestor Linda Fisch
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Irwin Schecker Faye Berch Sara Fisher Rose Weilgus
November 11 - Kislev 4 Elliot Marrus Rachel Freda Olin
Ruth Rappaport November 24 - Kislev 17 Jesse Roberts Edward Paster
Mary Hauser Lena Sklar-Fox Ada Plotkin
November 12 - Kislev 5
Sylvia Dubinsky December 7 - Kislev 30
Frieda Wolk December 19 - Tevet 12
Celia Kandelman Henry Jaskol Monte Jonathan Gollub
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Services we offer: replacement units, air cleaners, central
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gas hot water heaters, ductwork, new installation,
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A Not-For-Profit Cemetery
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