TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rabbi’s Writings 2
C S H
NISAN/IYAR 5771 MAY 2011
Cantor’s Notes 3
President’s Message 4
Congregational Life 5
Center for Jewish Education
Torah Tuesdays - God Talk 8 You are cordially invited to attend
Jewtopia Live 9
Congregation Shirat Hayam’s
CJE Baseball Night
sixth Annual Meeting
with installation of new officers
Minyannaires 15 and board of directors
Wednesday, May 25
Candle Lighting Times Barbecue 6:15 pm*
Daily Service Schedule
Israel Trip 18 Minyan 7:00 pm
Family Announcements 19
Jews in America 20 followed by the
*There is no charge for the barbecue,
Movies & Midrash 27 but a reservation is necessary.
Jewtopia Order Form 28
Corporate Sponsor 29 RSVP to Marylou at 781.599-8005 or
Support Our Advertisers 30
Calendar 31 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20.
Contact Information 32
Order your tickets! Dues bills for fiscal year 2011 are being mailed. Please make
June 18, 2011 every effort to arrange for your payment options as soon as
Jewtopia Live possible.
honoring Thank you for your assistance.
55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907 ~ 781.599.8005 ~ Fax: 781.599.1860 ~ www.shirathayam.org
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi - Spring Has Arrived!
When I lived in Los Angeles I missed many things, good bagels, good football, easy
commuting and, most of all, spring. Sure, New England winters stink, but there is
nothing like coming out of the depths of winter into the warmth and beauty of spring
(even if it returns to miserable rain and cold as it did here once again).
Still, is there anything better than those first few days of seventy degree weather? Is
there anything more lovely than throwing open the windows of your home and your
car, and simply airing out that musty smell, trading it in for the warm, ocean breeze
of a New England spring? Just think, in another few months, here in New England,
and winter will at last be gone. Nonetheless, when spring finally does arrive it is a gift
from God to be sure.
People are out and about once again - who knew I had neighbors (hadn’t seen most of them since the
fourth of July). And who knew I had grass (also hadn’t seen it since the fourth of July around the time of
our first snow). And yet, there they all are - grass, neighbors, trees and all.
Now, more than ever, here in New England, for the sake of everyone’s sanity, we need spring and lots of
it and fast. And frankly, across this country and around the world we need these reminders that the world
isn’t coming to an end. Devastation in Japan, turmoil in the Middle East, economic instability in Europe....
this has been a rough stretch and it’s easy to feel it’s all gloom and doom. But just like winter gives way to
spring, in the words of King Solomon, “gam zeh ya’avor - this too shall pass”. And just like the dormancy
of winter has given way to the buds of spring, so too will our world return to life and hope sooner or later.
As most of you know we HaLevis welcomed the arrival of our own, personal, little spring with the birth of
our fourth child, our son, Aviv (Aviv literally means “spring”). And partially we named him for both where
we are on the calendar as well as what this season represents (good thing he wasn’t born in winter, choref
in Hebrew, not quite the same ring). So, our little spring arrived on April 7th and though he was a mere
7 lbs., 19 inches, from the moment he arrived he radiated light and life into the lives of his brother and
sisters, his ema and abba, grandparents and everyone who has come into his midst.
Because it was simply not possible to invite you all to the bris, we opted instead to keep it simple and
small. However, to celebrate Aviv’s entry into this world we do want you all to join us for his official baby
naming on June 11th (still technically spring and probably the actual start of spring here in New England)
at 11:30 a.m. at CSH amidst our joyous celebration of Shabbat. We will not be sending out invitations as
you, our congregation, friends and family need no invitation. Please join us and join in our joy and the joy
of CSH both of which bring so much light and life to the world. And thank you to all of you for your well-
wishes, your mazal tovs, your food, your visits, your gifts and your love.
Spring is here in more ways than one....
Rabbi B, Ariela, Yuda, Maya, Shoshana & little Spring, aka Aviv
Cantor Emil Berkovits - What’s New?
We have unending customs and traditions, be they from our grandparents, our commu-
nity or something that we may have picked up along our path of life. I have been asked
on many occasions what is the custom on lighting yahrzeit candles. Is there is a brakhah
(blessing) for it? Or does one just light the candle and that is it? After all, we have a
blessing for just about everything we do as Jews. As it turns out, there is no blessing for
lighting yahrzeit candles. I did, however, find a beautiful and ever so meaningful Yahrzeit
Light Ceremony that I would like to share with you.
Yahrzeit Light Ceremonial
The family gathers at dusk, before the evening meal, on the eve of the anniversary of the death of the de-
parted. A family member speaks: “At this moment which bears the memory of our beloved (insert name),
let us join hands in a token of God’s grace. A link has been broken in the chain of affection which has long
bound us together, yet the blessed bonds of home and love remain. With prayerful heart, we receive this
divine gift of life which holds us together in family unison.”
“Eternal God, we thank you that in the hour of bereavement You did sustain us. Though sorrow lingers in
our memory, we have learned that love is stronger than death. To You we lift grateful hearts, for our be-
loved in our midst as a living presence. We acknowledge Your mercy, O God, who strengthens Your chil-
dren with faith and peace.”
“As our dear (insert name) lives again for us in these words and memories, we kindle the yahrzeit light and
sanctify it in the remembrance of the Divine Word. ‘The soul of a human in the light of God.’”
Kindle the memorial light. Zekher tzadik livrakhah. The memory of the righteous is a blessing.
Karynn Needel and Beth Hoffman, Co-chairs
The Chesed Committee has been very busy providing meals, rides, visits and general emotional support to
the congregation, as needed. The committee’s mission is to help congregants and their families in times of
crisis. They are the first responders, there to do triage until other “sources” are notified and become avail-
If you want to become a part of this GREAT committee, please let us know. There is a little something for
everyone to do within the Chesed Committee!
Please contact us if you know of someone in need. We can only help those that we know about.
Contact Karynn Needel at: email@example.com or Beth Hoffman at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Biletch, President
I have served the last 2 years as President of Shirat Hayam, as a Vice President for the
9 years prior (at CSH or Temple Israel), and 13 years total on the Board of Directors.
As I reflect on my last days as President, I realize that we have accomplished quite a
bit in the past 2 years. But I cannot take credit for the successes of the past 2 years—
the accolades for all we have accomplished are shared with our Board of Directors,
and especially with our dedicated Executive Committee. Without these great lead-
ers, we would not have the Shirat Hayam that we have today.
As I transition to a life without multiple weekly meetings, visits to the synagogue to
sign checks, calls in the middle of the night to tend to the alarm going off, and other
fun activities, I cannot help but be thankful to have some of my time back. I also can’t help feeling that
there is so much more that could have been done, so much more to do.
I was joking with Howie Abrams and Alan Sidman last Shabbat that they never told me how hard stepping
away from a leadership role is (both Howie and Alan have been Presidents of various organizations). I have
enjoyed being part of the creation of Shirat Hayam, working hard to craft a vision for the future, and help-
ing us make the vision come true. As difficult as it is to step away from something to which I have been
dedicated for many years, I do so with confidence, given the strong leaders that will follow.
Leadership is a job that you don’t choose. Leadership chooses you. I am thrilled that Andy Caplan and
Melissa Kaplowitch have “been chosen” and have taken the roles of co-chairs of the Board of Directors. I
have had the privilege to work with these exceptional leaders for the past several years, and I know that
Shirat Hayam will be in good hands. And as I said when I first became President, this is not about one or
two people, it is about a group of dedicated individuals. Andy and Melissa have a great group of Execu-
tive Committee members to work with.
I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their dedication to the cause. Our by-laws require that a
Board member leave the Board after 6 years of consecutive service. This will be the first time since we
founded Congregation Shirat Hayam that Board members will be required to step down. A special thanks
to these long-term leaders: Ellen Alexander, Ed Caplan, Shari Cashman, Amy Dalton, Burt Shepard, Alan
Sidman, Bea Strome and Barry Turkanis.
I would never have taken the role of President, if not for the inspirational leadership of Rabbi HaLevi. Ba-
ruch has truly inspired me and others with his visionary and passionate leadership. I have learned much
from him. He has also been a dear friend to me. Thank you, Baruch.
I would also like to thank Cantor Emil for being a voice of reason, a confidant, and a friend. Emil kept me
on course even through stormy weather. Emil is a mensch, a pretty good singer (OK—he’s an amazing
singer! I was trying to add some humor), someone who always makes you feel good and, most important-
ly, someone who has provided me with unconditional love and support.
Of course, the work of the congregation cannot be done without our dedicated staff—thanks to the un-
sung heroes: Barri, Marla, Jed, Marylou, Richard, Ann, Leslie, Debbie, Robert, Gus, Eridania.
Sharat Hayam is a special place. I wish the best of luck to the new and continuing leaders on the Board of
Directors and staff. Keep up the good work!
Marla Gay, Director of Congregational Life
We did not pass over Passover!
Thank you to the 289 people who participated in our second night Passover seder. The joy
you brought with you made for a wonderful evening. Hope Rising, our Ruach Rally Band part-
ners from the Christian Renewal Church in Beverly, along with Jed and Marcy, filled the hall
with Ruach in music and song. Rabbi B and Cantor Emil led the seder with great enthusiasm
(although Rabbi B was extremely sleep deprived after the birth of Aviv). People made new
friends at their tables, we danced, we drank, we ate and we celebrated together. This is what
Shirat Hayam is all about - radical hospitality at its finest. If you missed it, you can check out the fun on our
Discussions are already underway for next year’s seder! If you would like to be a part of the planning, we’d
love to have you. 2012’s second seder is on a Saturday night. Invite your families and friends to spend
Passover with you at Shirat Hayam. Just think - no cooking, no planning and no preparations. Just show up
and it’s done! (Just rsvp in advance PLEASE!)
At Shirat Hayam, we strive for excellence in programming. The only way to achieve this is by getting feed-
back from all of you. Good, bad, mediocre, stupendous… I’d like to hear what you have to say. We are a
work in progress and always looking for ways to improve. This doesn’t just mean for Passover, but year-
round. Constructive criticism is welcome.
As we plan our calendar for the coming year, I hope more of you will become involved and participate in
our many offerings. There’s so much in the works that I can’t even begin to list everything here. Each year
at CSH, we have grown and expanded our spiritual, educational and social programs. Let’s make this com-
ing fiscal year our best yet!
My door is always open – contact me anytime.
P.S. Still a couple of seats on the bus for our Israel Experience – deadline is May 15th.
Welcome to the newest members of our CSH family!
Joel Kobey and Jan Gattoni
Cindy and Steve Bailen
Kara and Jenna
CENTER FOR JEWISH
CSH Preschool ~ Leslie Rooks Sack, Director
We want to let you know that Melissa Caplan (toddler teacher extraordinaire) and I have created a wonder-
ful new Summer Program geared to older Preschool children ages 4, 5 and 6. Some of the activities that
will be included on a weekly basis will be: yoga, semi-private piano lessons with Debby Burzynski of Piano
Peanuts, sports, Spanish (with our own Vanessa Evans once/week) and dance (including hip-hop!) with spe-
cialty teachers coming in to facilitate many of these activities. One day a week there will be a drop-off at
Eisman’s Beach where we can all enjoy what our town has to offer!
The hours will be from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will include lunch daily (pro-
vided by the parents of course!). For more information, stop by to see Melissa or me and find out what we
are so excited about!
Some of the themes will include: (of course our Spanish lesson of the week will correlate with these
Papier Mache Week - It’s great to get messy, and messy we will be as we create
three-dimensional papier mache whales while exploring how and why they are important to our environ-
Aviation Week – Children will learn about flight and will make everything from a paper airplane to a
model airplane. We will learn about the Wright Brothers and how air travel began.
Pets & Vets – Our stuffed animal friends will all be so healthy once we learn about their bodies and help
care for them with all of our doctors’ equipment. We will have a visit from some real animals too.
Drills & Dribbles ~ Soccer Week: Audra Lyn Barrie-Lepler has taught soccer for years. Audra will be
teaching the children all the basics of soccer with drills and dribbles. We will make our own soccer shirts.
Soccer on the beach anyone?
Puppet Playhouse Week: The children will create different types of puppets and put on a puppet show at
the end of the week.
American Doll ~ or Favorite Stuffed Animal Week : Trust us, this week is not just for girls. We will be cre-
ating a camp for all of our favorite dolls or animals as we enjoy s’mores by the campfire with our favorite
friends. Let’s take them fishing, camping and hiking with us!
Don’t delay ~ Contact me for an application for what we know will be a summer program your
children will LOVE!!!!
EDUCATION @ CSH
Center for Jewish Education
Jed Filler, MAJCS, Education Director
You never know when you’ll be teaching. As a teacher, I spend time preparing materials, creat-
ing lessons, trying to think of as many connection points as I can for my students to relate to the
material. For those of us in the education ‘biz’ preparation ratios of 2.5 hours of prep to 1 hour of
teaching are typical.
Teaching is all about preparing. Considering everything from subject presentation to review questions (and every-
thing in between) is part of this preparation – no matter how far afield it might feel like it is leading you. Of course,
no matter how much you prepare for a class, there are always things that come up unexpectedly. These can be
great moments or scary ones, for both teacher and student. The great ones are often called ‘teaching moments’
and consist of an unplanned and/or unanticipated sub-topic, question, application or direction change, and can lead
to a great realization, or a moment of breakthrough for a student, teacher or entire class.
Yet, the life of a teacher is filled with unexpected moments of teaching – often when we might be at our least pre-
pared. And these moments are the ones that end up being the most meaningful, even though they are the ones we
are least prepared to engage at the moment they occur.
I know, all you parents are nodding your heads at this – you all know this too – it’s not when you are ‘ready’ to
answer a difficult question that your child(ren) asks. They almost ALWAYS ask those questions when we are least
prepared. We scramble and do our best to answer as honestly and directly as we can – which, in truth, is all we CAN
Recently I experienced two of these unexpected teaching moments. The first was with our 6th grade students who
were leading our CJE Tzedakah Club, collecting and packaging food for the Kosher food bank and for Passover. As
we were finishing up the project, they asked if they could have a meeting with me. I said sure, and sat down with
them all at the table. I thought we were going to discuss the project, or a song they were working on, but instead
they had a very serious issue of classroom management to discuss.
During the honest, thoughtful, and utterly unexpected conversation that followed, I was honored to get a glimpse of
each of them as they will be in a few years - as adults – being thoughtful, wanting to help solve an issue that involved
their classroom community, and owning (appropriately) the parts of the situation that they created, as well as tak-
ing on the work to fix the issues. In the two weeks that followed, they all followed through and solved the issue with
their own perseverance (and only a minor amount of checking in from adults).
The second teaching moment came during the ADL Interfaith Seder – where I was drafted into leadership at the last
moment (if you don’t know how that happened, catch me on a Shabbat morning). During the Seder, a group from
Girls Inc., in Lynn, was performing a dance. About ten seconds into their performance, the CD player died – leaving
them without music and on stage. They paused for a moment, pulled it together, and started singing the song while
dancing a capella! They created a teaching moment, and as they transcended the potential disaster, they helped
create a sense of family, community and ruach that continued through the entire night!
When we allow ourselves to be open to the teachable moments that we encounter unexpectedly in our lives, we
grow richer and more spiritually connected. They are a gift, even though they sometimes have great potential for
disaster – if we can just get out of our own way to see them that way.
Date: May 3
Instructor: Rabbi HaLevi
Theme: Elohim - The God of
Text(s): Torah: Creation Story 1
Date: May 10
Instructor: Rabbi HaLevi
Theme: Betzalel - God of
Date: May 17
Instructors: Rabbi HaLevi,
Rabbi Ken Weiss
& Jed Filler
“Tying up Torah Tuesdays”
& Name Elohim Text(s): Midrash of Israelite
Our 3 instructors come
Abraham at the mountain Women of Exodus
together for this final session
Isaac in the fields Betzalel the artists
to review, discuss and answer
Jacob in the desert Chassidic texts on art & God
Chassidic Texts: Numerous
Please join us at 7:30 pm on the aboveTuesdays!
Auction Items Needed!
As part of our June fundraiser, Jewtopia, honoring Cantor Emil,
Shirat Hayam will have an online auction, with a few larger items
being auctioned live at the event.
If you have items or services that you would like to donate to our
auction, contact Marla Gay at 781.599.8005 or Helaine Hazlett at
Tickets, Time Shares, Gift Certificates, Cooking Lessons, Ski Pack-
ages, a day on your boat, anything you can think of! All donations
are tax deductible as allowed by law, and help support the amazing
growth that we’re experiencing here at Shirat Hayam.
The story of a gentile who wants to marry a Jewish girl so he’ll never
have to make another decision... and that’s only the beginning!
The creator and the star of the longest running comedy in off-
Broadway history are bringing their outrageously funny and hilarious
production to Swampscott for one night only!
Saturday, June 18
Congregation Shirat Hayam
55 Atlantic Avenue
With a very special tribute to
Cantor Emil Berkovits
Ticket prices start at $60
Call 781.599.8005 or visit www.shirathayam.org for details
Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore
Event co-chairs: Diane Knopf, Karen Rosenberg and Ellen Turkanis
YAiSH - Youth Initiative at Shirat Hayam
Darren Benedick, Youth Director
YAiSH Calendar 2011
Lounge Schedule Events Calendar
•Lounge at CSH, Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm •May 22 - Lag B’Omer BBQ Party
May 5, 12, 19 and 26 •June 12 or 19 - End of YEAR Event (Canobie Lake
North Shore Teen Initiative ~ May 2011
Sunday, May 1: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
SERVICE LEARNING ~ The Food Project
Perform seasonal work on a farm that provides food for those in need.
Wednesday, May 4: 3 – 4:45 p.m.
SERVICE LEARNING ~ Reading Buddies at Ford School
Assist primary school students at the Ford School in Lynn with homework and projects. Transportation pro-
vided to and from the JCC.
Tuesday, May 10: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
SERVICE LEARNING ~ Haven From Hunger
NSTI and Mitzvah Magic are gathering volunteers from all over the North Shore to lend a hand at Haven
From Hunger in Peabody. We need up to 40 volunteers to help us organize a huge delivery of canned
goods from a US Postal Service food drive. Four people are needed to stay to serve dinner to the soup
kitchen’s clients (must be 15 years or older).
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SAVE the date:
Thursday, June 16
CJE Baseball night!
Join us for a fun family night
Graduating Seniors Scholarship Awards Brunch
Sunday, May 1 at 10:15 am
Brotherhood Burt Shepard Scholarship,other scholarships and the
Rabbi Edgar and Yvonne Weinsberg Tikkun Olam Award
will be presented
$12.50 a person
High School Seniors - Free
RSVP to 781.599.8005 Ext. 10 or email@example.com
Come Ride With Us On Sunday, June 5 - rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check your tires. Stretch your quads. Snap on your helmet. Get ready for Tour de Shuls 2011, the New
England Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs fundraiser for the Tikvah special needs program
at Camp Ramah New England.
On Sunday, June 5th, you can enjoy your choice of 10, 25, 50, or 75 mile routes, each designed to take
you to a variety of area synagogues. Register to ride for just $72 for an individual rider or bring the entire
family for $100. Early Bird Special! Register by May 24th for $54 for an individual or $72 for families.
Since all proceeds will be going to support Tikvah, we have an additional minimum fundraising requirement
of $50 per rider or $100 per family. We ask each rider to raise more if they can.
To register, donate or learn more about this worthy program, please go to www.tourdeshuls.org.
If you have any questions, please contact: Mark Druy at email@example.com.
All routes start and finish at Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington
DISTANCE CHECK-IN START TIME
75 Miles 7:00 AM 7:15 AM
50 Miles 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
25 Miles 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
10 Miles 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
We look forward to seeing you on the road with us on June 5th.
Please also support the Bone Marrow Drive at Temple Emunah. For more info, www.giftoflife.org.
Happy Birthday Israel!!
Join the Family Life Committee for
Kabbalat Simchat Shabbat!
Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut and Shabbat
with an Israeli dinner, yummy dessert and
fun activities, including a HUGE map of Israel!
Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm
rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Life Committee
Co-chairs: Amanda Clayman and Mikaela Levine
Welcome to Shirat Hayam!
Family Life activities are a wonderful way to meet other families with young children. We hope you will take advantage
of some (or all!) of the great programs we are planning. If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please
don’t hesitate to contact one of us!
Hope to see you soon ~
CSH Family Life Co-Chairs: Amanda Clayman and Mikaela Levine - email@example.com
2011 Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars -
May 6 Kabbalat Shabbat and Israel’s birthday party!
Ongoing: Monday afternoon Playgroup
at 4 pm. Call for details!
We’re going to be planning Family Life
activites for the upcoming year!
We value your input and would love to hear your ideas... tell
us what you liked (or didn’t) and bring us your new ideas
Contact us at:
SHI (Shirat Hayam Isha) Shirat Hayam Women
We invite all the women of CSH to bring their energy, wit, wisdom and programming ideas, and be part
of SHI (Shirat Hayam Isha). We believe that women’s programming is unique in many ways, and we seek
to include women of every age and stage of life – young or old, single, married, divorced or widowed – in
supporting and enjoying each other as we all navigate life’s passages. We are planning future events and
we welcome your ideas, participation and help. To get involved, please contact Marla Gay: 781.599.8005
CSH Book Club
7:30 pm on the following monday evenings:
May 16 Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
June 20 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The CSH Book Club is open to the community - please join us.
For more information, email Becky Shepard at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isha L’Isha Women’s Rosh hodesh Group
One Monday evening a month at 7:30 pm
at Shirat Hayam in the Mo’Adon
This program is open to all women who share the desire to enrich their spiritual
lives through study from a woman’s point of view. For more information, please
contact Barbara Sidman at: email@example.com.
Iyar - May 9; Closing the Circle, Sivan - June 6
No prior Hebrew or Judaic knowledge required. All women are welcome.
Attend one, some or all!
Funding for Isha L’Isha is provided by SHI
Please consider helping to make a minyan - once a week, once a month -
whenever you can. Those needing a minyan to say kaddish would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks to these members of Shirat Hayam who helped support our daily services in April:
Howard Abrams, Ellen Alexander, Richard Alexander, Barry Ansin, Arnold Bergman, Rand Foreman-Bergman,
Kate Borten, *Joel Cohen, Michael Cohen, Bob Costello, Andrea Costello, Carol Denbo, Sam Denbo, Larry Fef-
fer, Marsha Feffer, Bernie Forbush, *Barbara Tobin-Forbush, Fran Levy-Freiman, Herb Goldberg, Larry Goldberg,
Susan Goldberg, Sandra Goldstein, *Murray Goodman, *Ellen Gordon, Stephanie Greenberg, Helyne Hamelburg,
Sid Harris, Joseph Henson, Lee Henson, Sandy Hirshberg, Don Hurwitz, Lois Hurwitz, Gary Insuik, Jack Karas, Phyl-
lis Karas, Nancy Klayman, Alice Leidner, Charles Leidner, Arlene Leventhal, Mikaela Levine, Roz Levy, Sandy Levy,
Steven Levy, Elaine Merken, *Mark Messenger, Mark Meyer, Carolyn Perlow, Lenny Poster, Sylvia Revman, Stanley
Rich, Sheila Rich, *Michael Rosenbaum, Shelley Sackett, Phyllis Sagan, Georgie Sawyer, Gloria Sax, *Carl Shalit, Phil
Sevinor, Pablo Schapiro, Becky Shepard, Burt Shepard, *Alan Sidman, *Jason Stark, Madeline Stark, Bea Strome,
Sidney Strome, *Eli Talkov, Dorothy Tatelman, Richard Tatelman, Natalie White, Barry Yackolow, Susan Yackolow,
Sandra Yackolow, Ben Yellin, Marcy Yellin
*denotes service leaders
Attend a daily service and add your name to this special list.
Shabbat Café / Kiddush Lunch Sponsors
Thank you to our Shabbat Cafe/Kiddush Lunch Sponsors for April:
Bery and Bob Sanford in celebration of the life of their late brother-in-law, Dr. Amos Arnon; Beth and Paul
Tassinari in honor of their son, Joshua, becoming a bar mitzvah; Drs. Arnold and Claire Berkman and Dr.
Joel and Rhoda Schwartz in honor of the naming of their granddaughter, Vivian Marion Schwartz; Bea and
Sidney Strome in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary
The Congregation Shirat Hayam Kiddush Fund helps support our Shabbat Kiddush luncheons, and is a
meaningful and thoughtful way to celebrate a simcha or honor, remember a loved one, or
commemorate a yahrzeit. For information about sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Kiddush, please contact
Barri Stein at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.599.8005, Ext. 11.
Thank you to the following people who participated in the April Shabbat and Passover services:
Torah Readers: Sam Berman, Murray Goodman, Diane Levin, Bette Shoreman, Michele Tamaren,
and Joshua Tassinari
Haftarah Readers: Howard Abrams, Joshua Tassinari, Lili Berkovits, Ellen Gordon, Alan Sidman and
If you would like to read Torah or chant a Haftarah, please let Cantor Emil know!
Boker Tov Breakfast is available from 8:30 am with coffee and nosh
Babysitting CJE Limud Shabbat
Ages up to 3
An adult must remain in the building. Saturday, May 21
8:30 - 11:45 am, Babysitting - weekly Last day of CJE
Babysitting will be provided so parents may
attend services. Teacher appreciation Day!
Traditional and Alternative Service Schedule
Time Service Led by Location
8:30 Early Mystic Minyan Rabbi HaLevi Chapel
8:45 Renewal Rabbi HaLevi Chapel
9:00 Traditional Morning Cantor Berkovits Sanctuary
10:00 Torah Service Rabbi HaLevi and Sanctuary
10:00 Torah Yoga Alternating Instructors Chapel
10:00 Nosh and Drash Torah Study Alternating Guest Rabbis and Social Hall
11:15 Healing Havurah Rabbi HaLevi Sanctuary
11:25 Rabbi HaLevi’s Torah Rabbi HaLevi Sanctuary
FOR EVERYONE - MAIN SANCTUARY
11:45 am to noon
Concluding Prayers and Kiddush/Motzi
Community Shabbat Café at Noon
Attire is casual.
alternative service information
Early Mystic Minyan 8:30 am
As it says in the Mishnah, the early mystics would gather together and sit for an hour before even attempting to
formally engage in prayer. So too at CSH we offer the Early Mystic Minyan as an option for practitioners of medita-
tion to come and sit as we begin to open up the space of our Chapel on Shabbat and of our hearts in the early quiet
hours before the crowds arrive. There will be minimal, if any, instruction for the first fifteen minutes. It is a time to
gather one’s self and one’s thoughts together through individual prayer without words.
Renewal Minyan - 8:45 - 9:50 am
The Renewal Minyan is an attempted synthesis of keva – the traditional structure of tefilah (Jewish prayers) with ka-
vanah – spiritual depth within the prayer itself. During the Renewal Minyan we are committed to traversing the Shab-
bat morning tefilot structure (Birkot HaShachar, P’seukei D’Zimrah, Shachrit), but not necessarily davening (praying)
each and every prayer along the way. Our aim, again, is to strike a balance between breadth and depth, and within a
one hour period that is a fine balance, to be sure.
Torah Yoga 10:00 am
A full-body Shabbat experience. Torah yoga incorporates yoga practice with a Shabbat theme.
Nosh and Drash - 10:00 am
Grab a cup of coffee and nosh at the Boker Tov Café, and join the guest rabbi or scholar for a Torah-based Shabbat
Tzofim - on Limud Shabbat days - for CHA students: Designed as an Israel - based learning and experiential
program, Tzofim will meet on Shabbat from 10:00 - 12:00. Students will participate in a variety of activities and
subject areas, including Ulpan (spoken Hebrew), Israeli culture, T’filah (prayer), and modern Israeli music and art.
Mishpacha Minyan - Just like there are family-style, family-oriented restaurants, there are family-style, family-ori-
ented minyanim (services). Although all of our CSH offerings are family friendly, the Mishpacha Minyan is a prayer
opportunity geared entirely towards families: CSH families, CJE families, CHA families and certainly open and wel-
coming towards individuals and our Shabbat regulars. It is a traditional morning service with extra explanations and
opportunities for family and communal participation.
Mishpacha Minyan is held as a once-a-month opportunity at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary led by Rabbi B, Cantor Emil,
Jed Filler and Rachel Jacobson. All families are encouraged to attend. (April 2)
Nosh & Drash
Pick up your “Nosh” in the CSH Atrium and enjoy a Torah study session on the stage at 10:00 am
with the following guest scholars for May:
7 - Rabbi Ken Weiss; 14 - Rabbi Louis Reiser; 21 - Dr. Harvey Zarren; 28 - Dr. Wayne Trebbin
shabbat candle lighting CSH Service Schedule
times for may: Daily Minyan
Monday - Friday mornings: 7:30 am
Monday - Thursday evenings: 7:00 pm
6 - 7:30 Memorial Day, May 30; 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
13 - 7:38 Sundays: 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
20 - 7:45 Shabbat
27 - 7:51 Friday evenings: 6:00 pm
Saturday mornings begin at 8:30 am (see Synaplex schedule)
Saturday evenings: 6:00 pm
Deadline is May 15!
Only a few remaining spaces
before we start a waiting list.
Make your reservation today!
Call Marla at 781.599.8005 or:
CSH Family Announcements
Rabbi and Ariela HaLevi have a new son, Aviv Yehoshua
Myra and Paul Gulko have a new granddaughter, Blake Clara Gulko
Barbara Tobin-Forbush and Bernie Forbush have a new grandson (their first!), Max Alexander Forbush
Joshua Tassinari, son of Beth and Paul Tassinari and grandson of Les and Joan Rosen, became a
Bea and Sidney Strome celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary
Ellen and Barry Turkanis’s son, David, married Lauren Gurmann
Janna and George Schwartz’s daughter, Vivian Marion, was named at CSH in April
Mark Schwartz, son of Cheryl and Arthur Schwartz, was named Educator of Distinction
If you have a special occasion or news that you would like to share, please call or email to let us know!
If you know of someone who is ill or in the hospital, please notify the office so we may arrange a call, visit or perhaps a meal.
781.599.8005 or email@example.com
Coming in May..
Jews in America -
Newport to New York and Beyond
with Izzi Abrams, Instructor
Thursdays, May 19 and 26, June 2, 9 and 16
at 7:30 pm @ Shirat Hayam
$25.00 a person, includes materials and snacks!
From Colonial times on, Jews have played an integral part in American culture and have
made important contributions on all levels of society. This course will highlight some
of the major events, people and
places that are part of the Ameri-
can Jewish experience. From
the immigration of the Sephardic
Jews in the 17th century to the
thousands who passed through
Ellis Island to the Lower East Side
of New York, the road was paved
for many to enter a land where
they could practice their religion
and become an important part of
the great American melting pot.
This five week course will look at
Jewish Americans over the past
300 years and their roles in poli-
tics, industry, the arts and educa-
tion, and how the practice of their
religion has adapted to life in
Material for this course will be
taken from American Judaism by
Jonathan Sarna and The Jewish Americans by Beth Wenger. In addition, the PBS spe-
cial The Jewish Americans, a documentary produced by David Gruber, will be used to
enhance the course.
Spirited Sisters:Circle at the Sea
Come celebrate the joy of Judaism and the soul
connection and support of our sister seekers. Together
we will share in spiritual conversation and exploration.
We will sing, dance, study, observe, play and share
from the heart as we touch into mystical, magical,
meaningful women’s experiences and deep gifts of
The circle meets monthly and will be led by those of us
who wish to share our gifts, talents and interests in
this co-created gathering. You are invited to attend one
or all. All women are welcome and no Hebrew is necessary.
Sunday evenings, once a month - 7:00 to 9:00 pm at CSH:
May 22 and June 12
For more information, please contact Lisa at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-599-2077
or Mimi at: email@example.com or 781-631-0318.
Visit our website!! www.spiritedsisters.org
The Oy Scouts
Gentlemen, if you like Scotch & Shmooze, and you
love the great outdoors...
The Oy Scouts are coming!
Plans are underway for some activities that are designed to
remove you from your comfort zone.
We’ll start off with a bang -
Other activities through the fall Oy
may include: GPS Scavenger hunt,
ocean kayaking, motorcycle school,
learn to use power tools and oh, so much more....
Details coming soon!
In memory of Rose Truffleman
We mourn the passing of our member by Dara Fruchter
In appreciation of all the hard work by Rabbi HaLevi
in preparing for this year’s ADL Interfaith Seder
Beno Dodyk by Harryette Katzen
A donation has been made
and extend our deepest sympathy
by Susan and Michael Cohen
to his family and friends
In memory of:
Father, Edward Tattlebaum
Condolences to by Toby Sloane
Seth Berman and Amy Cohn on the loss of Seth’s
mother, Gloria Berman CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
Leah and Mitchell Jacobson on the loss of Leah’s In appreciation of Cantor Emil’s help with Anna
father, Meir Ariyeh Argaman Godes’s Bat Mitzvah
by Doreen Godes
With great appreciation of Cantor Emil for his
Refuah Sh’lemah - Get well to warmth and compassion during this difficult time
by Ann Segal
Frances Mendelsohn, Barry Zimman, Cynthia Zelt-
zer, Beth Hoffman, Stanley Berenson, Fred Abel In memory of Sonia Kalikow’s mother
by Madeline Stark and Jason Stark
In appreciation of all the hard work by Cantor Emil
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
in preparing for this year’s ADL Interfaith Seder
In appreciation of Rabbi HaLevi’s help with Anna
by Harryette Katzen
Godes’s Bat Mitzvah
by Doreen Godes
SALE OF CHAMETZ
Wit great appreciation to Rabbi HaLevi for the
Reggie and Lewis Weinstein; Ellen and Dick Alexan-
warmth and blessings he gave to our family on the
der; Sylvia Revman; Roz and Sandy Levy; Gloria Sax;
naming of our granddaughters, Sadie and Ella
Al and Gila Namias; Miriam and Robert Milamed;
by Judy and Ira Rosenberg
Abigail Schwartz; Linda and Arnold Dubinsky;
In loving memory of Goldie Rubin on her birthday
Jason and Vicki Dubinsky; Arnold and Rand Berg-
by David Zeidman
man; Alan and Amy Resnic; Diana and Ed Caplan;
In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela
Richard Holmes; Michael and Rachelle Rosenbaum;
HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua
Boris and Beverly Richman; Cheryl and Arthur
by Shari and Robert Cashman; Lois and
Schwartz; Shari and Ron Pressman
Bobby Kaplan; Reggie and Lew Weinstein;
Harvey and Helaine Cotton; Valerie and Alan
CSH PRESCHOOL FUND
Gilbert; Sidney and Beatrice Strome;
In honor of the naming of Judy and Ira Rosenberg’s
Golda Greenbaum; Mark, Karen and Ricki
twin granddaughters, Sadie and Ella
Meyer and Mara and Jonathan Epstein;
by Donna and Archie Cohan
Miriam Ostrovitz and Harriet Sussman; The
To Rachelle and Jonathan Dubow in great celebra-
Schauer Family; Susan and David Kauder;
tion on the birth of their son, Charles Benjamin
Carolyn Perlow; Susan and Michael Cohen;
To Donna and Spencer Kagan with joyous congratu-
The Premans; Barbara Vinick; Eli and Muriel
lations on the arrival of a new grandson,
Talkov; Diana and Ed Caplan; Debbie and
Charles Benjamin Dubow
Lenny Leibowitz; Sandy Feinstein Yackolow
by Beverly A. Kahn
and Barry and Susan Yackolow; Bernie and
In honor of Mark Schwartz being named Educator of
Evelyn Handis; Carol and Sam Denbo; Arthur
and Cheryl Schwartz; Bob and Bery Sanford;
by Debbie Leibowitz and Leslie Sack
Sid and Barbara Abramson; Eunice Brody;
In honor of the birth of Paul and Myra Gulko’s
The Stern Family; Bunny and Lenny Lieber-
granddaughter, Blake Clara Gulko
son; Bob and Bery Sanford; Gail and Jerry
by Leslie Rooks Sack and Steven Baratz;
Gerson; Natalie White
Donna and Arthur Cohan
In honor of the birth of Rachelle and Jonathan In memory of Beno Dodyk
Dubow’s son, Charles Benjamin Dubow by Mark Mahar; Richard and Janie Muir; Gary
by Melissa and Scott Kaplowitch and family LeVan; Charles Winer; Paul Kepple; John and
In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela Linda Zembron; Cody and Nicole Smith
HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua In memory of Joel Kanefsky’s father
by Beverly A. Kahn and family; the Preschool In honor of the birth of Hal Kanefsky’s son
Staff; Joel and Barbara Levine and family In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela
In honor of the birth of daughter/sister, Sydney HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua
Esme Moniz by Larry and Lori Groipen
by the Preschool Staff A donation has been made by Frances and Robert
In memory of: Kaplan
Grandfather and great-grandfather, Irving Rosen- In memory of:
kranz Father, Norman Becker
by Gregory, Allison, Sophie and Jack Leidner by Matia Angelou
CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATION FUND SAMUEL BRODY MINYAN FUND
In memory of Leah Jacobson’s father, Meir Ariyeh Get well wishes to Phyllis Grosser
Argaman by Natalie White
by Jeffrey and Beth Kasten In honor of Sidney Strome’s birthday
In memory of: by Erma and Les Broverman
Mother, Esther Yanco In memory of Paul Smyth’s sister, Ita Smyth
by Marcia Kestenbaum by Eli and Muriel Taklov
In memory of Beno Dodyk
GENERAL FUND by Diana and Ed Caplan
In memory of Charles Segal In honor of Barbara and Bernie Forbush’s new
by Leona and Lester Karp; Mark and Judy grandson, Max
Arnold; Edith Sontz; Arlene Craig by Alice and Charles Leidner; Rhonda and
In honor of the birth of Myra and Paul Gulko’s new David Preman
granddaughter Get well wishes to Faith Kimmel
by Arlene and David Addis Thanks to Sid and Bea Strome for a nice Passover
To Harriet Turkanis in memory of Aunt Pearl by Eunice Brody
by Ruth Turkanis In honor of Bea and Sidney Strome’s Wedding
In memory of Leah Jacobson’s father, Meir Ariyeh Anniversary
Argaman by Eli and Muriel Talkov
by Shari and Alan Frost In memory of:
In memory of Jill Goodman’s father, Gerald Father, Abraham Hurst
Schlosser by Phyllis and Gerald Dinerman
by Ellen Reifler and Mark Messenger Mother, Madeline Sidell
In memory of Marion Gass by Ruth Goldenberg
by Evelyn and Aaron Cohen Father, Murray Kaplan
In honor of the marriage of Ellen and Barry by Sandy Weiss
Turkanis’s son, David Mother, Molly Sher
by Karen and David Rosenberg by Richard Sher
In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela Father-in-law, Samuel Brooks
HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua by Norma Brooks
by Ruth Cohn Husband, Aaron Seligman
In honor of the birth of Bernie and Barbara Tobin- by Edith Spector
Forbush’s grandson Brother, Donald Silverman
by Lee and Joe Henson by Diana Litman
In honor of the naming of Janna and George Mother, Mollie Cutter
Schwartz’s daughter, Vivian by Diane Hart
by Kim and Tad Overbaugh
Mother, Minnie Gilefsky Mother, Jeanne Goldberg
by Ronald Gilefsky by Ina Hoffman
Husband, Donald Roos Uncle, Frank Levine
by Eleanor Roos Aunt, Mary Price
Father, Murray Selby by Maxine Sugarman
by Robert Selby Mother, Bertha Levine
Mother, Hanni Hamburger by Susan Fritz
by Caroline Lena Mother, Blanche Gilbert
Sister, Lila Stecher by Alan Gilbert
Aunt, Anne Shacat Husband, Sam Brody
by Mildred Finkle by Eunice Brody
Father, William Rudolph Uncle, Louis Stevenson
by Louis Rudolph by Barbara Abramson
Father, George Shauffer Mother, Ann Kaplan
by Lil Sherman by Robert Kaplan
Uncle, Samuel Patt Mother, Sara Liebman
by Beverly Shapiro by Lois Kaplan
Mother, Rose Samuels Father, Bernard Stoller
Brother-in-law, Vigdor Bershad by Natalie White
Mother-in-law, Rose Bershad Father, Jacob Karmin
by Helaine Bershad by Millicent Oslon
Father, David Goldberg Brother, Irving Poster
Mother, Shirley Goldberg by Cynthia and Lenny Poster
by Herbert Goldberg Husband, Irving School
Uncle, Abraham Simon by Pauline Glosband-School
by Sandra Spector Father, James Simon
Mother, Bess Goldstein by Sandra Spector
by Judith White Mother, Mollie Gerson
Mother, Sally Reifler by Gerald Gerson
by Ellen Reifler Father, Samuel Sogoloff
Father, Irving Rosenkranz by Hyman Sogoloff
by Alice Leidner Aunt, Sarah Fagan
Uncle, Frank Levine by Evelyn Handis
Aunt, Mary Price Father-in-law, Henry Price
by Gerri Gordon by Sally Price
Mother, Rhoda Cashman Brother-in-law, Edward Segal
by Marvin Cashman by Ann Segal
Mother, Phyllis Zeff Son, Ronald Volovick
by Barry Zeff by Anne Volovick
Mother, Jeanette Perlman Aunt, Jennie Goldstein
by Eunice Goldman Aunt, Rose Goldstein
First Husband, Dr. Abraham Gold by Myra Gulko
by Sandra Shalit Sister, Evelyn Siegel
My family by Mildred Finkle
by Shari Sarnevich Mother, Bess Rudolph
Sister, Shirley Covner by Louis Rudolph
by Mildred Harris Father, Joseph Dunn
Father, Samuel Katz by Ralph Dunn
by Gerald Tigar
Father, Philip Walkman KIDDUSH FUND
by Michael Waldman In memory of Mark Levy’s father, Harold Levy
by Arlene and Herb Leventhal
In honor of Anna Godes becoming a Bat Mitzvah Sister, Rita Schwartz
In honor of Marilyn and Seymour Fishman’s 58th by Bernice Rothbard
Anniversary Mother, Jean Gartz
In memory of Paul Smyth’s sister, Ita Smyth by Doris Hirsch
In honor of Nancy Leader-Cramer’s special birthday Husband, Jerome Grossman
by Susan and Larry Goldberg by Anne Grossman
Get well wishes to Harvey Cotton Father, William Bornstein
by Maxine and Stuart Friedman by Helaine Cotton
In appreciation of the Shabbat Kiddush Café Father, Frank Garron
by Hersh Goldman Mother, Elaine Garron
In honor of Donna and Spencer Kagan’s new by Sondra Kupersmith
grandson, Charles Benjamin Dubow Mother, Evelyn Weinberg White
by Alice and Charles Leidner by Joan Waldman
In honor of Steve Levy’s birthday Uncle, Beno Weintraub
by The Trebbins Grandmother, Anna Weintraub
In memory of Leah Jacobson’s father, Meir Ariyeh Grandfather, Marcu Weitraub
Argaman by Bery Sanford
by Phyllis Sagan Husband, I. Donald Rosenthal
In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela by Joyce Rosenthal
HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua Sister, Grace Mizner
by Lawrence and Joyce Lew by Beatrice Hershberg
In memory of Beno Dodyk Mother, Celia Cherry
by Jeanne and Sid Harris by Ruthann Cohn
In honor of Louis Rudolph with gratitude for his
generosity TORAH FUND
by Valerie, Alan and Sari Gilbert In memory of Myer Rubin
In honor of Bea and Sidney Strome’s special Wed- by Barbara and Bernie Forbush
ding Anniversary In memory of Beno Dodyk
by Murray and Jill Goodman; Bery and Bob by Charlotte and Donald Fine
Sanford In memory of:
In memory of: Sister, Molly Shear
Father, Murray Selby by Morris Goldfield
by Robert Selby Grandmother, Adelle Germain
Grandfather, Samuel Newman Grandfather, Arthur Germain
Grandmother, Rhoda Cashman by Marion Garfinkel and family
by Robert Cashman
Father, Max Barr N. MILTON INSUIK MEMORIAL GARDEN
by Grace Tuttman In memory of:
Father, Harold Ansin Brother, William Sevinor
by Barry Ansin by Philip Sevinor
Aunt, Celia Rubenstein
by Gila Namias JACK POLONSKY BUILDING MAINTENANCE
Mother, Rose Samuels FUND
Brother-in-law, Vigdor Bershad In memory of:
Mother-in-law, Rose Bershad Father, Abraham Freedman
by Helaine Bershad by Sherman and Norma Freedman
Cousin, Dave Stern
by Arthur Schwartz SOLTZ MEMORIAL PRAYERBOOK FUND
Husband, John Pearlstein In memory of Beno Dodyk
by Lillian Pearlstein by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Soltz
Mother, Ellen Walsh
by Elaine Walsh
In memory of: HOWARD STEVEN FEFFER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Husband, Marvin Meyer In memory of:
by Barbara Meyer and family Mother, Edith Feffer
by Judith M. Feffer
BLUESTEIN MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN FUND
In memory of: MILTON AND ESTELLE FEINSTEIN MEMORIAL
Husband, Martin Harris SCHOLARSHIP FUND
by Janice Kelley In memory of:
Milton R. Feinstein, beloved grandfather and dad
FARBER SCHOLARSHIP FUND by Sandy Feinstein Yackolow and Barry and
In memory of Beno Dodyk Susan Yackolow
by Frances and Abe Babbitt
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN BUILDING FUND
TREE PLANTED IN ISRAEL In honor of the birth of Rachelle and Jonathan
In memory of Betty Berkal Dubow’s son, Charles Benjamin Dubow
In memory of Barry Berkal by Susan and Michael Cohen
by Ruth Turkanis
In memory of Morris Weiss, beloved husband, LEV INITIATIVE
father, grandfather In memory of Leah Jacobson’s father, Meir Ariyeh
by Rhonda, David, Kyle, Jessica, Zak and Jess Argaman
Preman In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela
In honor of the birth of Rabbi Baruch and Ariela HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua
HaLevi’s son, Aviv Yehoshua by Murray and Jill Goodman
by Leslie, Bob, Rachel and Michael Ogan In honor of the birth of Rachelle and Jonathan
Dubow’s son, Charles Benjamin Dubow
TIKVAH FUND by Shari and Robert Cashman
In honor of Edward Caplan’s special birthday In honor of the Shefa Gold Renewal
by Sidney and Bea Strome by Diane Levin
BURT SHEPARD SCHOLARSHIP FUND by Diane Levin
In honor of Burt Shepard and his boundless
contributions to Shirat Hayam
by David and Michele Tamaren Did you know?
In memory of Charlie Segal
by Herb Goldberg
You can now make donations
In memory of Joe Henson’s mother, Ona Lee to CSH online at:
Henson www.shirathayam.org /about/giving.php
by Barbara and Bernie Forbush; Shari and
Thanks to Burt and Becky Shepard for a nice
by Eunice Brody MISHEBEIRACH LIST
In memory of Seth Berman’s mother When you place a name on the mishebeirach list at Shirat
In honor of Beatrice and Sidney Strome’s Wedding Hayam, it will remain on the list for 30 days. If you would like it
Anniversary to remain on the list for the next cycle, please call to renew the
by Burt and Becky Shepard name.
In memory of: Names are read every Shabbat during the Healing Havurah.
Father, Max (Murray) Freedman Please call to add the names of anyone in need of healing.
Brother, Morris Freedman
by Elaine Sevinor
The Council of Sages is pleased to announce that
Movies & Midrash continues!
Join us at 11:30 am, LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!
Movies & Midrash with Rabbi B
Watch a short film and discuss it with Rabbi B!
Thursday, May 19
Wednesday, June 15
Need a ride to Logan?
Double Chai, $36 CSH members rate!
If you are a CSH member and live
in Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead
call Don Hurwitz at
for your 1-4 passenger ride to Logan.
Please let Don know that you
are a CSH member and notify him
at least 24 hours in advance.
Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore
presents Jewtopia Live honoring Cantor Emil Berkovits
Saturday, June 18, 2011
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