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Congregation Ner Tamid -pan n: n^np The Reform Synagogue of Las Vegas J==^?k 2761 Emerson Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121 v September 1992 Elul 5752 - Tishrei 5753 Sanford Akselrad, Rabbi Cal Lewis, President Bella Feldman, Cantorisl Soloist Julie Gruber, Preschool Dir. Jeanne Schomaker, Principal Schedule of Services September 4, 1992 Shabbal Services Services at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Queg Sponsored by Sisterhood September5, 1992 Bat Mitzvah of Haley Boruszak Services at 10:00 a.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Kiddush Sponsored by the Boruszak Family September 11, 1992 "Welcome" service for Prospective Members Services at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Qneg Sponsored by Sisterhood September 12, 1992 Bar Mitzvah of Bradley Silverstein Services at 10:00 a.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Edddush sponsored by The Silverstein Family September 18, 1992 Services at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Qneg sponsored by Sisterhood September 25, 1992 Services at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Rabbi Akselrad and Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman Qneg sponsored by Sisterhood Rabbi?s Message Yahrzeits The summer has gone by all too quickly. Vacations are over. Children are back in school. Our lives begin once again a more fast paced (if that?s possible) routine to meet the challenges of the fell. For us as Jews, we find that our religious calendar matches up remarkably to these feelings. We start thinking about the Temple, about becoming involved in committees, sending our children to religious school, and ... hopefully to concerns not just outward, but inward. I came across a beautiful observation in a book the other day which said, "If prayer can be talking too, then meditation is listening... ? Prayer and meditation. Talking and listening. Two forms of communication. Two ways of relating to God, each other, and ourselves. Perhaps this notion is the eternal power of the High Holidays for they remind us of the need for both prayer and meditation. At no other time in the year can you find Jews so joined together, their voices so uplifted, their prayers so heartfelt than at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Sheer numbers alone add to the majesty and power of these days. Like one tremendous minyon made up of not 10 but ALL, we pray together. In short, we talk as one. And yet, even as we pray together, we come as individuals with our own concerns; out own hopes, desires, and aspirations. The Holidays remind us of the importance not just of talking, but of listening. We are reminded by the shrill sound of the Shofer to listen ? to God, to our friends, to our family, and most significantly to our own inner selves. So often caught up in the business of being busy, we tend to neglect our own needs. So preoccupied with pressing ahead with life?s everyday challenges, we often forget to take time to become centered and focused. This then is the point, and the power of the High Holidays: They are a call not only for atonement, but for at-one-ment. May this season bring each of us a little closer to our family and friends, and especially to ourselves. L?shanah Tova, to a good year, a sweet year for us all. September 4, 1992 John Ah ana Rebecca Benedict Alan Martin Sayde Schwartz Sidney Silverman Ann Wasserman Phyllis Wasserman Morris Waters September 11, 1992 Abraham Gellin David Glickman Simon Prezant Caleb R akor Gabriel Stein September 18, 1992 Janet Abrams Rose Bader Solomon Figelski Jack Kalesh Oscar Orzen David Podolin Jean Schnitzer Miriam Siegel Hildegard Walrauch Mildred Wilner September 25, 1992 Morris Arum Bessie Lieberman Sam Timmerman October 2, 1992 Barnett Bader Irwin Feldman Sarah May Blance Meiner Harry Zabinofsky Rabbi Sanford AkselradCongregation Ner Tainid My name is Haley Boruszak, and I am a seventh grader at the Meadows School. On Saturday, September the fifth, I will be called to the Torah. I am looking forward to this event after having a Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Among those joining me on this joyous occasion will be my family and closest friends. My name is Bradley Silverstein. I was born in Las Vegas on May 14, 1979 and will become a Bar Mitzvah on September 12, 1992. Among those witnessing my Bar Mitzvah will be my immediate family, sister Kaelah, parents Millie & Elliott and many friends and family from Las Vegas, New York, California, Colorado and Minnesota. I just entered the 8th grade at Helen J. Cannon Jr. High. My hobbies are rollerskating, hiking and playing pool. HERE YE! HEAR YE! ALL NEW & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS!!! Join us for an Open House on Friday, September 11 at 6:45 p.m. This is your chance to greet and meet the Rabbi, the Cantorial Soloist, the Principal, the Temple Administrator, the Youth Leaders and Committee Representative. Every year around this time, we hold an open house to welcome prospective and new members and give them an opportunity to meet the Rabbi and the staff. Held before Services, it is a wonderful way for all our new members and existing members to become acquainted and reacquainted with everyone who makes our Temple a warm and caring center of Jewish life. It?s September and in a few days we will be celebrating the beginning of the Hebrew year 5753. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a most happy and healthy new year. It is the time to reflect on our lives, give thanks for our blessings of home and freedom, and make some plans to improve our lives and our world. A well deserved special thanks to all who worked and are working on the Kol Nidre appeal. It is not easy to keep asking for contributions but the appeal is our most important fund raiser of the year and determines how much we have to offer in activities and services to our Temple community. I thank all of the contributors who gave generously ? I hope everyone participates to the fullest extent of their abilities. Please do your part. Our Temple membership has grown tremendously in the past year. We need to make a special effort to welcome all of the new faces and try to get everyone involved in Temple activities. I appreciate your time and willingness to become involved in our Temple. I promise that you will receive double the satisfaction by working for something that has your commitment. All of the auxiliaries have activities planned for the year. Please do not be shy about joining. There will be a list of committees in the bulletin and in the office. Hopefully one or more will be of interest to you. Ask yourself, ?Can I do something to help this group?" The answer will be, "YES!" As a further reward to volunteers, I?m recommending to the Board that we double your salary this year!!!!!!!!!! In this election year, the following Temple members are running for political office: Gordon Fink Martin Kravitz Don Smylie Again, I wish everyone a year of health, happiness, prosperity, and involvement in Judaism. I look forward to greeting you all during the High Holiday season. Shalom, Cal PAGE 2 In Memoriam We record with great sorrow the passing of Mark S. Loewy Beloved Great Uncle of Julie & Phillip Goldstein Linda Abrahamson Beloved Cousin of Phyllis Lewis Rose S. Lewis Beloved Mother of Cal Lewis Beverly Pomerantz Beloved Cousin of Rona Mendel son Lenabel Magdovitz Beloved Sister in law of Bernice May Maple Hopson Beloved Mother of Chuck Hopson SPECIAL EVENTS AT CONGREGATION NER TAMID Register to Vote NOW! I ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? Are all members of your family registered? They should be! According to the Synagogue Council of America, close to 1,000,000 american Jews are not registered to vote. Although it has often been said that all Jews always vote, this is far from true. In the past, most Jews have been devoted participants in the electoral process and have influenced elections and the passage of important legislation favoring the Jewish domestic and Israel agenda. This influence may be eroded if the present declining trend in voting by Jews continues. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, in conjunction with the Synagogue Council of America, is launching a renewed effort to get Jews registered to vote. This Congregation is undertaking a voter registration drive consisting of: 1) Ensuring that we and all members of our families are registered. 2) Informing senior citizens who relocate, how, when and were to register in their new location. 3) Providing information about candidates and election issues at our upcoming Political Forum HELP ! Babysitters needed for Friday night services We need the you, the teens of our Congregation, to watch our young children! Please call the Temple office at 733-6292 if you are interested. FINALLY, VOTE IN ALL NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS. How to Register to Vote: We will be having voter registration at Congregation Ner Tamid on September 20th. It will be held at our PoHtical Forum at 7:00 p.m. that same day. VOTE! Thank You So Much! During my recent illness, so many Congregants sent their good wishes and love my way. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughtfulness and kindness. Sophie Pisetsky PAGE 3 Congregation Ner Tamid TEMPLE NEWS Committees Committee................................... .......Chairperson Art & Beautification................... .. Yvonne Gordon Break the Fast.............Rita Malkin, Helen Zliser Budget.....................................Sheldon Rosenberg Goods & Services...Dyane Kohnen, Lois Doctors Historian.................................... .......Sandy Ewan House.......................................... . Harry Rubinson Kol Nidre.................................... __Ken Schnitzer Long Range Planning................ __Ken Schnitzer Membership................................ ...Dyane Kohnen Outreach.................................... .....Lois Doctors Passover Seder........................... .....Phyllis Mark Publicity...................................... Preschool............Denise Schnitzer, Debby Kaner Religious School........................ .Denise Schnitzer Ritual......................................... Social Action............................. Special Events............................ ...Bonnie Kamer Ways' & Means........................... Youth Activities......................... .......Dotty Gross High Holiday Services Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5753 Selichot Saturday, September 19, 1992 9:00 p.m. Program 10:00 p.m. Services Services will be conducted by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman, and the Congregation Ner Tamid Choir Rosh Hashanah Evening Service Sunday, September 27, 1992 - 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman, and the Congregation Ner Tamid Choir Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Monday, September 28, 1992 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Youth Services (Room 5) 1:00 p.m. Children?s Services (Sanctuary) Services will be conducted by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman, and the Congregation Ner Tamid Choir Sisterhood News Ladies! It?s not too late! Mail your dues to Maxine and come to our "paid up" membership cocktail party Sunday, September 13, at the Rabbi and Jani?s house from 4 to 6pm. Keep on buying scrip! Shalom Rita Moses Malkin Kol Nidre Services Tuesday, October 6, 1992 - 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman, and the Congregation Ner Tamid Choir Yom Kippur Services Wednesday, October 7, 1992 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Youth Services (Room 5) 1:00 p.m. Children?s Services (Sanctuary) 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Services 5:00 p.m. Yiskor Services 6:00 p.m. Concluding Services 7:15 p.m. Break the Fast Services Conducted by Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman, and the Congregation Ner Tamid Choir PAGE 4 Congregation Ner Tamid Sisterhood Gift Shop We have new merchandise so come see us! Is there a wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah in your future? INVITATIONS, KIPOT, TALLTT BOOKS & GIFTS Madelyn Nitzkin 435-1932 Phyllis Lewis 458-8119 RECIPROCITY AVAILABLE FOR HIGH HOLIDAY SEATING /W- A^/A^ A^AV^ /AsA^> For Temple members who may be traveling during the High Holidays, /w> AvNA, there is a provision under the auspices of the Union of American AWN Av^A. Hebrew Congregations and World Union for Progressive Judaism for -awn AW worship in temples throughout the country and abroad. AAA There are courtesy request forms available for this purpose. To obtain .^AsA, AAA these request forms, call the Temple office. AAA AAA AAA It is suggested that if any of our members will be expecting out-of-town visitors who wish to worship with us during the High Hobdays, that AAA they ask their guests to make arrangements with their respective A A AAA Temples for the courtesy request seating form to be sent to us. It is AA? AAA only through these request forms that we will be able to accomodate AA? AA^ AAA AV*vA out-of-town visitors for the High Holidays this year. Tell & Kvell NEED TO GET INTO THE TEMPLE? In case of an emergency, call our custodian, Cliff Jamerson, at 734-1460. Rabbi Akselrad would like to be helpful to you and your family whenever possible, particularly by visiting Temple members and their families when they are in the hospital or nursing homes. The Temple office tries to maintain a current list of those who are hospitalized, so please call the Temple office at 733-6292 to let us know when you or your friends are going into the hospital. Jerry Doctors, son of Malcolm and Lois Doctors became a partner in the law firm of Engels, Blackmon & Doctors, Sherman Oaks, California as of August 15. Break the Fast This year, the Break the Fast will be held here at the Temple. Due to limited space, reservations are a must. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Non-Temple members are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Please call Judy to reserve your space. The Break the Fast is immediately following Concluding services on Yom Kippur, October 7th. At most Friday night services, congregants can participate in a special way by accepting honors such as: lighting the Shabbat v-------------------- candles, dressing and undressing the Torah, or saying the blessing before and after the Torah reading. The Temple gives any of these honors to synagogue members who enjoy participating in the Shabbat service in this special way. If any congregant wishes to have such honors, please call the Temple office (733-6292) so we can schedule your honors on a convenient Shabbat for you. PAGE 5 Congregation Ner Tamid TEMPLE AUXILIARIES Here are the coming attractions for Sisterhood. Mark your calendars and plan for a great year, be sure to join us and get involved!! Sep. 10 Board meeting at 10:00 a.m. Sep. 13 Paid up Member Party at Rabbi?s house 4-6 p.m. Oct. 8 Board Meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 29 Rabbi?s Book Review, Lunch, General Meeting 11:00 a.m. Nov. 12 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Nov. 15 Chanukah Bazaar 11:30 - 3:00 p.m., Phyllis Lewis & Frances Klamian Co-Chairs Dec. 10 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Dec. 31 New Year?s Eve Party Jan. 14 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Jan. 28 Family Fashion Show 7:00 p.m., General Meeting Feb. 11 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Feb. 25 General Meeting & Lunch Mar. 11 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Mar. 20 Variety Show Apr. 8 Board Meeting Apr. 29 General Meeting May 13 Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. May 27 General Meeting Jun. 6 Donor Luncheon & Installation Remember our scrip program - Gift Shop and Tributes - call Marlene for scrip at 873-7246; Phyllis at 458-8119 and Madelyn at 433-9331 for the Gift Shop; and Betty at 876-2678 and Marni at 456-8524 for Tributes. If you are not a member of Sisterhood as yet, expect a call from me in the near future. Rita Moses Malkin President Sisterhood By the time this bulletin reaches you, our "Good as New" rummage sale will be over. At this time we are hoping for lots of last minute donations, many volunteers and a successful sale! The Sisterhood is working and sharing this event with us, and we all need a profitable fundraiser. Golden Chai?s money will go toward the annual "Take a Senior to Lunch" day which we enjoyed so much last spring. August has been something of a Temple month for us. Our Cantorial Soloist, Bella Feldman, entertained us at the first August meeting with old favorites and Yiddish songs. She was terrific. The Rabbi is our guest for the second meeting and undoubtably will both entertain and educate us. We are starting to make plans for our Chanukah Luncheon to be held on December 17. To attend free of charge, members must be paid up by October 15. We are also starting to plan our New Year?s Eve party with Sisterhood. Keep watching and listening for more information regarding these special events. Shalom, Helen Zliser President DON?T FORGET!!! Shabbat Services in September and throughout the year will be at 7:30 p.m. We hope this time makes getting to Services more convenient and enjoyable. We will have baby sitting on September 11th and 25 th. PAGE 6 Congregation Ner Tamid Sisterhood Tributes From The Tieps: Darin, Nina, Billy and Dustin to Mr. & Mrs. S. Sherman, our sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your beloved father, David. From The Tieps to The Gross Family, Our sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your beloved grandfather. From Frances & Richard Klamian to Sophie Pisetsky, continued good health. From Shirley & Label Kravitz to Bennett Mazie, May you have a "refuah shlemah." SOCIAL A CTION COMMITTEE The Social Action Committee is pleased to announce our Second Annual High Holiday Canned Food Drive. Last year we joined with synagogues throughout the nation to ease the pain of hunger for those less fortunate in our home communities. We collected almost one thousand pounds of food that was distributed by Bill Feldman, Executive Director of the Jewish Family Service Association of Las Vegas. This year we would like to increase our collection. With almost four hundred families, it should not be difficult to collect more than half a ton of food. Please bring in your donation of a nonperishable food item to the Temple any time during the High Holiday sequence of services, beginning with Selichot on Saturday, September 19th through Simchat Torah on Friday, October 23rd. We encourage you to send a can with each of your children when they attend Religious School so they can each feel a part of this project. A special mitzvah would be to bring in a food item each time you come to the Temple during the holiday time. Thank you in advance for the support of this worthwhile Social Action program. KOL NIDRE APPEAL The Kol Nidre Committee, chaired by Kenny Schnitzer, lias announced that our traditional Kol Nidre Appeal has been kicked off with a special letter to all our members. We hope, with your help, that this year?s Appeal will be even more successful than last year. Our temple is growing and so are the demands to provide more and more programs. Please give serious thought to your commitment. We appreciate your concern and continued support. BABY SITTING FOR HIGH HOLIDAYS Baby sitting services will be available for the High Holidays. Baby sitting will be Sunday, September 27th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Monday, September 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Monday, October 6th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please contact the Temple office if you will need baby sitting services so we can plan accordingly. No children younger thatn 3 years of age will be acoepted. Please understand that there is no exception to this rule. Thank you. PAGE 7 Congregation Ner Tamid RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS PRESCHOOL NEWS M.B. Dalitz Religious School News By this time all Religious School parents should have gotten a letter informing them of the specifics for this coming school year. If you have not received a letter, please call the office at 733-6292. It could mean your child is not registered or we have incorrect information in the offioe. Let?s get everything straightened out for a wonderful school year. We have a very exciting school staff this year and they are all eager to begin teaching your child. We also have a Religious School Committee. If you would like to participate, please let Denise Schnitzer or myself know. Your input is always appreciated. Dates and times to remember: Sunday, September 13 ? 11:30 a.m. - Parent?s Orientation Sunday, September 20 -- 9:15 a.m. ? First day of Sunday School (K-5) Tuesday, September 22 ? 4:30 p.m. ? First day of Religious School (6-9) Thursday, September 24 ? 4:30 p.m. ? First day of Mid-Week (Grade 4 & 5) Hebrew Religious School Wish List 1. Laminator 2. Ink Jet Printer 3. More Classrooms Shalom, Jeanne Schomaker Principal, M. B. Dalitz Religious School Preschool News Shalom! School is ready to begin on September 9th. Classes are filling up, so if you are interested in Preschool, call ASAP. I want to welcome Dotty Gross to the staff. She will be taking on our younger pre-schoolers. I am looking forward to Bella Feldman leading our music program. The Preschool will be selling Innsbrook wrap for our fundraiser this year. If you would like to purchase wrapping supplies, please call and speak with me ASAP. All orders must be in by October 5th. Come visit us anytime!! Thank you. Julie Levy-Gruber PAGE 8 Congregation Ner Tamid Contributions Building Fund To Ken Schnitzer from Rona, David, Jarrid & Jennifer Mendelson, What a hell of a fundraiser!! Glad you?re feeling better. H.H. Prayerbook Fund To Florence Weinstein from Freema Robbins in honor of your 80th birthday. To Florence Weinstein from Mami Robbins in honor of your 80th birthday. To Florence Weinstein from Helen Mendelson in honor of your 80th birthday. To Florence Weinstein from Libby & Bud Raynes, Happy 80th Birthday. To Florence Weinstein from Better Breathers and Silver N Spry, Happy 80th Birthday. Choir Fund To Ida & Max Blumenfeld from Thelma Karo, Mazel Tov! Congratulations on the marriage of your Great-Granddaughter. To Thelma Karo from Shirley & Art Gellin in loving memory of your brother, Bill. To Thelma Karo from Ida & Max Blumenfeld in loving memory of your brother, Bill. Tree Certificate To Marty Steinlauf & Family from Rona, David, Jarrid & Jennifer Mendelson in the loss of your mother. General Fund To Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mintz from the Gratz Family in loving memory of Bessie Moroff. To Dotty Gross & Family from Ken, Linda, Larry & Allison Schnitzer in loving memory of your brother, Bill. To Florence Weinstein from Silver N Spry Exercise Class at CNT. To The Gross Family from Julie & Andy Gruber in loving memory of your grandfather, David Marx. To Dr. & Mrs. Ken Anchor from the Etcoff & Figlarz Families in memory of your aunt, Bertha Love. To Miss Diane Robertson from Marily & Lew Etcoff, congratulations on your forthcoming marriage, We wish you many years of health and happiness. To Nancy Rich from Sandi & Gary Nobil, in memory of your beloved mother, Beverly Bolnick. In memory of Joel Berger from Arthur & Natalie Berger. In memory of Julius Cohen from Joyce Nielsen. In memory of our Zayde, Harold Kochberg from the Kaners. In memory of Grampa Abe Kaner from the Kaners. Rabbi Discretionary Fund From Mitchel and Debra Cohen in honor of their son?s baby naming. From Heather and Dan Zabinofsky in honor of the renewing of their vows. NEEDED: Donations of crochet hats for newborn infants at UMC. Please bring to the Temple Office. Any questions, call Janet Schlesinger at 871 -8181.Congregation Ner Tamid COMMUNITY NEWS Havurah Happenings HAV__RAH The ONLY thing missing is U New Havurah groups are currently forming and will meet for the first time after the High Holy Days. Applications are now being accepted. What?s a Havurah? Getting to know people in any congregation can be intimidating. A Havurah is a terrific way to become acquainted with others who live near you and have similar interests. A Havurah is a group of 6-8 couples or families or up to 20 individuals who get together on a regular basis to celebrate Jewish life. Each Havurah chooses its own activities. Havurot (plural) enjoy Shabbat dinners, light Hanukah candles together, and build sukkot. They may go picnicking, bowling or camping. Speakers are invited by Havurot to lead them in group discussions on a variety of topics relating to Jewish life. The Havurah program is open to Temple members only. All applicants should be able to make a commitment to attend one Havurah activity per month. Havurahs are a great way to expand your social circles or simply make new friends. Havurah applications are in the office. Please come in or call 733-6292 and we will send you an application. Mail your completed application to: Congregation Ner Tamid attn: Jeanne Schomaker Havurah Committee 2761 Emerson Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89121 LIFT UP YOUR VOICES IN SONG! Starting in September, our Cantorial Soloist Bella Feldman will be teaching all of us many of the songs that we sing at High Holiday Services, and at Friday Evening Services. These lessons will be prior to Services and will start at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for this special time so that we can look forward to hearing you singing along at Services. PAGE 10 Youth News NIT Y News The 92-93 NTTY year is about to begin. We have a new advisor and a brand new board. Our new advisor is Sindy Steinberg. She was very active in her previous Temple and was the advisor for Adat Ari El?s youth group. She comes to us with lots of experience and dedication to the future of Judaism. NTTY is very grateful to have her as our new advisor. NTTY also has a new board! The following are the new board members for the 92-93 NTTY year: President - Andrew Gratz Executive Vioe President - Judy Kollins Religious Vioe President - Billy Tiep Social Action Vice President - Stefanie Bemay Treasurer - Brian Spoor Secretary - Aleza Goldsmith With a new advisor and a new board this NTTY year is sure to be the best year ever!!! Membership dues are $30.00 and our first meeting is September 13, from 6-8 p.m. Hope to see everyone there!! Andy Gratz President NTTY 1992 Wilner Foundation Awards Granted to Twenty-two Deserving Jewish Students. Alvin Benedict, founder of the Wilner Foundation, has announced the fact that cash have been granted this summer to twenty-two Jewish youngsters, who by virtue of their scholastic achievements and Jewish community involvement, as well as their Jewish Youth activities, have merited these awards. He expressed sincere joy, when he stated; "It was a thrill to read the applications of these young people. I wish it were possible for the entire citizenry of Las Vegas to read them, and realize what wonderful children there are in our community." Leo A. Wilner, Chairman of the Foundation, stated that this year?s total of awards, was the highest in the 4-year history of the Foundation, bringing to forty-seven the total awards granted since its inception. The winning youngsters participated in the following summer programs: 6-United Synagogue Youth-On-Wheels 5-Camp Charles Pearlstein 4-Poland/Israel Pilgrimage 2-Camp Ramah 1-Camp JCA 1-Camp Alonim 1-Camp Moshava 1-UAHC Camp The Wilner Foundation is organized for the sole purpose of recognizing and awarding meritorious Jewish Youth, who are considered only after meeting the specific qualifications set forth. Eligibility consists of the following criteria: Applicants must be of the Jewish faith, residents of Nevada, under 18 years of age, attending school, have a scholastic GPA of B+ or better, be a Bar/Bar Mitzvah or attending Hebrew school, and be registered for participation in any activities sponsored by any Jewish Camp or Organization. Applications are coded for anonymity, and whiners may not be relatives of any Foundation personnel.Congregation Ner Tamid FORGOTTEN By Nathan Peck, JFSA Volunteer The following article is not intended to embarrass nor intimidate anybody. Just a matter of real fact about lonely patients in convalescent facilities which I have observed for many years as a JFSA volunteer in convalescent homes. Patients get into convalescent homes in the following ways: 1. After an extended stay in the hospital, families cannot care for them at home and so they shift the burden to the convalescent home. 2. Then there are the ones who have no families and few friends. The welfare organizations take them out of the hospitals because it?s cheaper to keep them in a home. Here comes the hard part. At the onset, families visit frequently and then the visits get fewer and fewer. Lonesomeness takes its toll and the patient?s condition starts to deteriorate. Even though the homes endeavor to get patients to participate in planned programs-it?s the one on one that proves most beneficial. Volunteers, please come forward and adopt a patient! It will take less than an hour a week. I can assure you it will be the most rewarding hour of the week ? seeing these patients give you a loving smile, hello, and a hand touch because they know somebody cares. God will be good to you for bringing a little sunshine and joy to so many lonely and forgotten people. Again, please sign up and adopt a patient. Lorraine Cohen, Volunteer Coordinator at Jewish Family Service Agency, 732-0304, will arrange for you to meet lonely patients. PS - Being 80 years of age, blind in one eye, ravaged with arthritis, I force myself to get up every morning to go to the convalescent homes. I often wonder why people in better shape than I don?t adopt a patient. PPS - Your commitments to your family or business may not allow you the time to brighten someone else?s life, but you can still make a positive difference by donating any stuffed animals or costume jewelry to JFSA so I can give it to the patients. You can?t imagine how simple, soft gifts like a stuffed animal can make an isolated patient feel loved. PAGE 12 YISKOR MEMORIAL BOOK As in the years past, we will remember our beloved deceased with a special Memorial Booklet to be distributed on Yom Kippur. At the same time, we will be supporting the religious, eduational, and cultural programs of Congregation Ner Tamid. Please print each name as you wish it to appear in the booklet and return to us before September 7th. Line basis $5.00 per name 1/8 Page $18.00, with three names maximum 1/4 Page $35.00, with six names maximum Half Page $50.00, with inscription of your choice Full Page $100.00, with inscription of your choice Print inscription as desired for half or full pages: Mail to: Yiskor Memorial Book Congregation Ner Tamid 2761 Emerson Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121 From:_______________ Amount Enclosed: PAGE 13 ?MW?If fill.........i..........'...............Ml...........ii.................. ~ TEENAGERS ARE OUR BUSINESS! ? 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