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A Conservative Congregation Affiliated With The United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism Future Home: Town Center Drive & Havenwood Lane Visit us on our web page at Coming Events SHANA TOVA U METUKA May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a healthy, happy and good New Year 5760 Special points of interest: ? High Holy Day Services & Break the Fast will be held at the Resort at Summerlin. ? Mommy & Me. 22nd Edition We're pouring the cement! Inside this issue: Page Rabbi's Message Organization News 10 Education Our future has begun.... Slichot September 4th 8:00 p.m. at the Hebrew Academy We will be honoring our new members. Tashlich September 12th 4:30 p.m. at Red Rock Canyon $10.00 per car includes entry fee and a dairy dinner. Reservations required. September 1999 Elul 5759/5760 message from the rabbi Are you Jewish? So what are you doing about it? Sometime ago, the chancellor of an American University asked the head of his Philosophy Department to go to the airport to pick up a guest speaker who was to receive an honorary degree at the commencement exercise of the school. The guest was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschell, a famous theologian and philosopher. The head of the Philosophy Department was a European Jew, completely assimilated. He had been married to from and divorced from a non-Jewish woman and had no real interest in the Jewish community. When he heard the petition of the chancellor, the professor was a little disturbed, so he asked him: "I have been teaching in this University for 20 years -why are you sending me to the airport?" to which the chancellor responded: "Well first of all, you are Jewish so I thought it would be nice for you to pick up Rabbi Heschell, and most important, you are the head of the Philosophy Department." Dreading the moment, the professor went to the airport to greet the guest. On the way back they started to talk about philosophy. The professor was really astonished. He couldn't believe that Rabbi Heschell was so bright and had such a deep comprehension of deep philosophical dilemmas. When they were about to reach their destination Rabbi Heschell asked the professor if he were Jewish to which the professor answered in a very dry and curt way, "Yes, I am Jewish." Heshell then asked him: "So what are you doing about it?" "I never thought about that!" answered the professor. Then Heschell said softly: "I suggest you do." The professor went to Heschell's conferenc. He noticed a young woman sitting next to who was fascinated by Heschell's words - they began to talk. She told him she was Jewish and a widow and that she was very much interested in the conference. The professor invited her to have a cup of coffee so they could discuss what they had just listened to. For many weeks they continued to meet while he was still thinking about the question: "Are you Jew- ish?" "So what are you doing about it?" One day he received a gift through the mail from Rabbi Heschell. It was a Siddur, a Tallit and Te-fillin. He compromised with the idea of changing his life totally. He now is an active Jew, very much involved in the activities and daily life of the community. This is the end of the story, but I know you are not satisfied. "What happened with the young widow?" The professor married her and, as far as I know, they are very happy. At this very sacred time I would like to raise the same question to you: "Are you Jewish? So what are you doing about it?" It was Heschell himself who said that: Every Jew is a messenger, a messenger of a great tradition, and the tragedy of the modern Jew is that he or she is a messenger who has forgotten the message. What are we doing about it? Well, let's consider some of the possible answers: First: One of the holy tasks that we as Jews are commanded by God to do is to attain knowledge. We Jews represent a great paradox. On one side, we are among the people who receive the best education in this country. The majority of our young people study at the best universities. But next to the fact that we have a great education, we are also the most ignorant regarding Judaism. That is why the New Age Judaism cults that offer a quick fix for our spirit through the teaching of pop mysticism, and so many other cults are able to flourish among us. "Are you Jewish? So what are you doing about it?" There is a second attitude. Not only should we attain knowledge but we should also recognize our common destiny. A Jew is a Jew, and has a share in the destiny of his or her people. This has been proven every time we have been subjected to persecution. Therefore, the conscience of having a common destiny should never abandon us. But what are we doing about it? There is a third alternative: We have to be able to give our lives, a meaningful Jewish structure. How so very many of us fail in this sense. I remember the anecdote of a man who visited Israel and went to the Western wall, the Kotel. He watched a group of people reciting their prayers. One of them approached him and invited him to join, to which the man responded: "No, thank you. I don't know how to pray!" The other man insisted, "Please join us we'll teach you how to do it," to which the visitor replied, "No, thank you." So then he was handed a siddur so he could pray on his own. He gave the siddur back and finally, in a nervous tone, said, "You don't get it, do you. I am only a tourist." This has happened to many of us. We have become tourists inside Judaism. We don't want to know, we don't want to listen, we have simply been left outside of the great world of our tradition. We have forgotten the message. ? Your children have seen you dance at parties. Have they seen you pray? ? They have seen you light candles for an elegant dinner. Have they seen you light the Shabbat Candles? ? They have seen you have a drink. Have they seen you raise the Kiddush Cup on a Friday evening? ? They have seen you read novels. Have they seen you reading Jewish books? ? They have seen you pay your bills with a check. Have they seen you write a check for Tzedaka? What is the Jewish component, the spiritual structure in your lives? Are we messengers? What happened to our message? I would like to make a suggestion. We must act as Jews. How? I have a concrete proposal. In the Talmud, the Rabbis ask: "What is the most important action in life?" The answer is: Gemilut Hasadim!, acts of loving kindness, to worry about someone else's troubles, about our community. It means to be able to reach out and touch a soul. It means comforting the bereaved. It means being part of a Hevre Bikur Holim (a group for visiting the sick). It means being part of a Hevre Kadisha (a burial society). It means making a Minyan at least once a week. It means coming to shul to pray on Fridays or Saturdays. It means worrying about the elderly. During this High Holy day season I want to reach out to every single one of you. I want to address anyone who is willing to give some of his or her time, but most important, some of his or her soul. I want to reach all of those who are willing to change not only the situation of our community but also are willing to transform their own souls and their own lives. Next year at this time we will have already moved into our new home, and will be praying in our new Sanctuary. As we prepare to face our future, we have to be prepared to meet the challenge that only one generation per half century is able to face - the challenge of growth, of transformation, of renewed life. I am trying to reach out to every single one of you because if you are tall enough to be a member of our Temple you must be tall enough to face the challenge of our future, as part of a people, as part of a community, as part of a congregation. Do you know the difference between a living synagogue and a dead synagogue? A Living synagogue is constantly changing, a dead synagogue doesn't have to. A Living synagogue's expenses always exceeds its income, dead synagogues take in more than they spend. A Living synagogue is constantly thinking about the future, dead synagogues worship their past. A Living synagogue is filled with tithers, dead synagogues are filled with tippers. A Living synagogue dreams great dreams, dead synagogues rehearse nightmares. A Living synagogue doesn't have "can't" in its vocabulary, dead synagogues have nothing else but. A Living synagogue like ours is filled with people like you who are willing to do something about being Jewish. You know, there is no blessing for performing acts of loving kindness. We have blessings for apples, pickles, and for the moon. But there is no Bracha for acts of loving-kindness and for facing up to the responsibility of building our future. Because the mere act of doing good is in itself a blessing. Today, because we feel the hunger that many millions feel every day around the world. Today, because we feel weak and not mighty, today because we feel that we can be better, that we should give of the best within us, today because we feel that we should respond. Today, because we pray so that the warmth and the faith we are feeling during this season may be with us at every moment. Today, because I hope that every word that comes out of my heart enters your heart. Today I ask you. Are you Jewish? What are you doing about it?? 3 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM RABBI FELIPE GOODMAN poia irr /2 om'D 21 n Dear Friends: I am writing to you regarding a few of the changes that we will be experiencing this year during our High Holy Day Services. Perhaps one of the most important changes that we have made this year is the placing of the Yizkor Service immediately following the Torah Reading Service. In the past we held the Yizkor Service in the afternoon. We now have returned Yizkor to the place that it traditionally has always held within the structure of Yom Kippur. Please keep in mind that Yizkor will be starting at approximately 11:15 a.m. and it is no longer going to be held after a break. Therefore, it is difficult to pinpoint its exact time. If you are planning to attend Yizkor, I urge you to be in the Sanctuary no later than 11:00 a.m. Another important change in our service will be the inclusion of an old ritual. During Musaf for both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the Cohanim will go up to the Bimah and perform one of their sacred obligations, that of Birkat Cohanim (Priestly Blessing). This particular element of the High Holy Day, and other Holy Day services, has been absent from many conservative congregations for many years. We have decided to include this in our services so that all of us who have never seen it before will have a deeper understanding of our traditions and rituals as part of the Jewish people. Please note that the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat. Therefore, the Shofar will only be sounded during the second day of Rosh- Hashanah, which is Sunday September 12th. I encourage everyone to attend the second day of Rosh Hashanah as our services no doubt will be meaningful and spiritually enhanced by the powerful call of the Shofar. Please remember that at the conclusion of the Neilah service we will include all the children in our beautiful Havdalah. Don't miss this very powerful moment which promises to enhance our spirituality and sense of belonging. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy year 5760. I hope that all your dreams come true and that this will be a year of joy, peace, learning and growth for our people and for all humanity. FG:lfa TEMPORARY LOCATION: MAILING ADDRESS: PHONE: 702-804-1333 9700 W. HILLPOINTE RD. LAS VEGAS, NV 89134 P.O. BOX 36837, LAS VEGAS, NV 89133 FAX: 702-804-1370 WEB SITE: WWW.BETHSHOLOMLV.ORG 4 Service Sckedule ^M_orning JVLinyan Sundays and Legal Holidays 9:00 AM Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 AM Rosh Hodesh 7:15 AM Shabbat Services Kabbalat Shabbat 7:30 PM Shacharit 9:00 AM High Holy Day Services Slichot 9/04/99 Refreshments 8:30 PM Guest Speaker 9:15 PM Service 10:00 PM Rosh Hashana 9/10/99 Maariv 8:00 PM 9/11/99 Shacharit/Musaf 9:00 AM 9/11/99 Maariv 8:00 PM 9/12/99 Shacharit/Musaf 9:00 AM 9/12/99 Tashlich 4:30 PM Yom Kippur 9/19/99 Kol Nidre 6:00 PM 9/20/99 Shacharit 9:00 AM 9/20/99 Yizkor 11:15 AM 9/20/99 Musaf 12:00 PM 9/20/99 Neilah 6:00 PM *Sukkot services continued on page 10 5 .. : ? - -II .......... i i "Observe therefore the words of this covenant, and act accordingly, that you may make all that you do to prosper." (Dent 29:8) 6 iS'l ickot ^Service Saturday September 4, 1999 8:30 Refreshments 9:15 Learning Session 10:00 Service Annual New Member Recognition Night Service -Schedule -Sukkot 9/24/99 Friday Erev Sukkot 7:30 PM 9/25/99 Saturday First Day of Sukkot 9:00 AM 9/26/99 Sunday Second Day of Sukkot 9:00 AM 9/26/99 Barbecue in the Sukkah after Services 9/27/99 Hoi Hamoed Sukkot I 7:15 AM 9/28/99 Hoi Hamoed Sukkot II 7:15 AM 9/29/99 Hoi Hamoed Sukkot III 7:15 AM 9/30/99 Hoi Hamoed Sukkot IV 7:15 AM 10/1 /99 Hoshana Rabbah 7:15 AM 10/1/99 Friday Erev Shmini Atzeret 7:30 PM iShmini Atzeret 10/2/99 Saturday Shmini Atzeret Shacharit 9:00 AM Yizkor 10:30 AM iSimchat Torah 10/2/99 Saturday Evening 6:30 PM 10/3/99 Sunday Shacharit 9:00 AM Sunday services will be followed by a special activity for families Calling all Cohanim and Levi'im Are you a Cohen or a Levi? Please join us during the High Holy Days as we engage in the holy duty of Birkat Cohanim, The Priestly Blessing (Duchening). It's very easy to participate: 1) You can participate if you are a Cohen or a Levi and you are at least 13 years old. 2) Please call the Temple office and put your name on the list. 3) Attend the training session with The Rabbi, on Wednesday September 8, 1999 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM 4) In order to participate, you must attend the training session. During the training session Rabbi Goodman will go over all the ritual and laws dealing with this ancient and beautiful tradition. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get in touch with your heritage ! 7 For thirty years the University of Judaism has presented an "Introduction to Judaism" course which has been attended by non-Jews and Jews who are interested in learning more about Judaism and the heritage and traditions of the Jewish People. Now, for the first time you can experience this incredible course here in Las Vegas. The "Introduction to Judaism" will be offered jointly by Temple Beth Sholom, The University of Judaism and Hillel at UNLV. Our program is a very special and comprehensive one, It provides people with a deep understanding and knowledge of the basic ideas and practices of Judaism as well as the background to live a full and meaningful Jewish life. The course will be taught by Rabbi Felipe Goodman, once a week on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the campus of the UNLV. Please contact the Temple office for dates, cost and more information. University of Judaism HILLEL 8 Membership Melgnie Green berg President's Message Sandy Mallin On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome all of our new members to the TBS family. We look forward to celebrating simchas, holidays, friendships, and everyday observances, as well as being there for you at the more difficult times in your lives. The membership commit-1"" tee met over the summer to plan some fun get-togethers for new and prospective members. If you know of anyone who may be interested in membership at TBS, please have them contact Louise at the Temple office. Our Temple membership is rapidly growing and we plan to continue the feeling of "family" as we grow. All of our members are important to our success. If you wish to be involved in the growth of TBS, through a committee or as a host/hostess, please speak to me, our President Sandy Mallin, or a Director. Thank you for your support and best wishes for the New Year! Our Chesect Committee is here for you! Rose Raphael & Faye Steinberg Co-Chairmen Temple Beth Sholom is a family. We share our sorrows and our joys, and want to know when special attention is needed by a member of our congregation. Please inform us of your joyous events, as well as those moments when we can ofFer consolation and provide assistance. Mb I can't believe it is already September! The summer is practically over and we at Temple Beth Sholom have not had our summer break. Have you checked out the construction site? Our new Temple has risen from the ground. In addition there is much activity on the housing developments surrounding our property. When we move in next year we will be in a beautiful neighborhood. By now you have received all the High Holy Day information, sent by our Chairman, Shelley Carroll. Please return completed forms as soon as possible. This year's Kol Nidre Campaign is most important. Charles Silverman, our chairman, is working hard to reach our campaign goal. This is a huge task and I urge you to support him in this labor of love for Temple Beth Sholom. Please send in your donation by September 3rd deadline so you may be recognized in our journal. My husband Stan joins me in wishing all of you a New Year filled with good health and happiness! Shana Tova! YOUNG FAMIL Y5HABBA T With the summer months coming to an end soon and High Holy Days rapidly approaching, we are starting to make plans for our next Young Family Shabbat. We are enthusiastically looking forward to new and exciting programming under the direction of Jacob Raijman. If you would like to be involved in a rapidly growing part of our Temple, please make a commitment to be a part of this energetic and vital committee. Direct inquiries to Kim Memar at 646-5401 or the Temple office at 804-1333. Thank you for your support of Temple Beth Sholom! Sincerely, Kim Memar Religious School One day a father and his rich family took his son to a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night in the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "Very good Dad!" The father asked, "Did you see how poor people can be?" "Yeah!" "And, what did you learn?" The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon." When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless. His son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!" Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? Our goal is to transmit to the children that Judaism is not only a religion, it's a way of life. REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL! CLASSES START TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH! Shana Tova U Metuka! Jacob Raijman Administrator/Education Director Mondays Crawlers 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Runners 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Fridays Shabbat & Me 9-00 to 9:45 a.m. 4 months to 3 years All Classes in Koom 317 at the Hebrew Academy Learning is foo4 for your soui fAo^Y & M WE WILL BE MEETING ON MONDAYS STARTING SEPTEMBER 13TH . WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW SHABBAT & ME PROGRAM , BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER17TH! PLEASE CALL THE TEMPLE OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN THIS FUN TIME FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD (FROM 4- MONTHS TO 3 YEARS). As the year 5759 comes to a close, we look forward to the year 5760 with great anticipation. The upcoming year will bring many wonderful things for both Temple Beth Sholom and our Sisterhood. Many exciting things have been happening. We have many new members who have recently joined. If you know anyone interested in joining Sisterhood, please call Barbara at 240-7106. We have had a very positive response on our different programs and times. We are trying to vary our program times to accommodate as many members as possible. On September 15th, we are having Jodi Fonfa speak at the Hungry Hunter Res- taurant. Please call as soon as possible with your reservations. The new year is a good time to consider donating a prayer book. It is a wonderful way to honor a loved one on a special occasion. Please call Dorothy Demby at 227-8480 for further information. Gloria Bransky, our scrip coordinator, is always available to sell scrip. Scrip is an easy way to donate to Sisterhood without any cost to you (and you even get donor credit). Please call her at 251-4278 for further details. The gift shop is located behind the Hebrew Academy. If you do not see what you are looking for, please feel free to call and let us know. Again, thank you to eve- ryone for your continued support of Sisterhood. On behalf of the entire Sisterhood board, my husband, Stuart and my daughter, Jaclyn I would like to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Sheryl Honig, President FOR ALL YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS REMEMBER YOUR SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Located in the Temple Office (behind the Hebrew Academy) U.S.Y. arid Kadima TBS Youth is looking forward to another fun-filled year of activities. As your youth director, it brings me a great deal of joy to see our youth involved in programs that enhance their understanding of Judaism while building special friendships between each other. If your son or daughter has already experienced the importance a Jewish youth group can provide, I look forward to having your child participate in our youth programs again. If you are new to our TBS family, or haven't yet made time for us, I urge you to check us out this fall. Did you know that most of our Religious school students between the fourth through seventh grades are already participating in our youth activities? What a nice way for them to really get to know their religious school classmates before their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. It's fun to celebrate holidays to- gether, hangout at socials, and participate in a wide variety of events. Our youth groups have so much to offer you, and you have so much to offer us. In September, your child will receive a calendar of youth activities. Please make every effort to have your child mark his/her calendar and plan to attend. Our programs are designed to interest fourth thru twelth grade students. If you are not receiving mail about our youth programs, please call the Temple office, 804-1333. I look forward to seeing everyone during the High Holy Days! Shalom! Barbara Lukasiewicz 1 Youth Director Tributes Donations from our hearts... 12 BUILDING FUND From the Thursday Bridge Club Jean Caplan, Shirley Chaplin, Elaine Lewis, Edie Morein, Libby Spector, & Faye Steinberg Refuah Shlema & Welcome Back Norman Marsh Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Happy Anniversary to Adelle & Mel Gross Rose Raphael In Memory of Susan Berger's Mother Ellen & Paul Bodner In Honor of Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg's generosity & warm hospitality Melanie & Gene Greenberg In Honor of our 39 years of Marriage Sara & Seymour Slackman In Honor of our 1st Granddaughter Sara & Seymour Slackman In Honor of Liz & Rabbi Felipe Goodman's first year at TBS Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Gloria & Irv Bransky Ilse Chohat Melanie & Gene Greenberg Laraine Knaani Rosi & Dr. Gary Markewich Helene & Moe Rosen Andee & Andy Ross Charlotte & Sam Showel Sara & Seymour Slackman Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg In Appreciation of Rabbi Goodman teaching Harold to lay Tefillin Ruthe Spector Mazel Tov to Dee & Fred Glick on The birth of their granddaughter, Easton Maxine & Harris Dicker In Honor of Audrey Merkin receiving the Sisterhood Sarah Saltzman Award Ruthe Spector In Honor of Amanda's Performance Iris & Dan Marks In Memory of Donna Gross Rose Raphael In Honor of Daniel Rock's Bar Mitzvah Ruthe R. Spector In Honor of the Lilian & Ken Glicken's Granddaughter's Bat Mitzvah Susan & Hillel Aronson YISKOR In Memory of Sara & Max Daks Joseph Daks ALIYAH Gladyce & Martin Ehrlich PRAYER BOOK FUND Shirley & Sidney Chaplin PATRON OF THE BULLETIN In Appreciation of Hylda & Murray Leitner's Kindness Charlotte & Sam Showel RABBI DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Selena Gould Laraine Knaani Dr. Martin I. Kushner Gabriel Manjarrez Elaine & Irv Steinberg Seymour Trager To Rabbi Goodman "Happy Is The People That Know The Sound of the Shofar" Psalm 89:16 Sam Gewercer Happy Birthday to Fran Levien Ruthe Spector In Honor of my Aliyah Ruthe Spector In Honor of Rabbi Felipe Goodman Gloria & Irv Bransky Elaine & David Gelbart In Honor of Charlotte & Sam Showel's 50th Anniversary Frances Fidler Laraine & Yochai Knaani z'l In Memory of Norman Chohat Stephanie & James Hayes Ilse Chohat In Memory of Herb Fischer Naomi & Art Sloan In Memory of Gittle Bernstein Ann Gastwirth In Appreciation of our Aliyah Dee & Fred Glick In Honor of Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg's 45th Wedding Anniversary Louise & Jerry Appenzeller CHESED FUND In Memory of Ilianna DeArmas Ruthe Spector In Honor of Liz & Rabbi Goodman's Anniversary Rose Raphael In Honor of Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg's 45th Anniversary Rose Raphael Ruthe Spector In Appreciation to all who helped us celebrate our 45th Anniversary Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Welcome Philip Goldstein Ruthe Spector Tributes Donations from our hearts... ?3? ~ : BUILDING FUND In Memory of our dear friend Herb Fischer...a man of uncommon kindness, great dignity, and style. We will never forget him. Arlene & Jerry Blut Sandy & Stan Mallin In Memory of Herb Fischer Adele & Philip Engel Ruth Goldfarb Carolyn & Mayor Oscar Goodman Melanie & Gene Greenberg Dorothy Nathan Naomi & Art Sloan Elaine & Irv Steinberg Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Deanne & Harold Stralser Mazel Tov to Susan & Hillel Aronson on the opening of their new store Sandy & Stan Mallin Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Happy Birthday to Susan Aronson Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Mazel Tov to Charlotte & Sam Showel on their 50th Anniversary Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Sandy & Stan Mallin Lorraine Roseman Paul Schmier Dr. Doris & Bill Soroky In Honor of the Marriage of Dawn & Steve Mack Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Lilian & Ken Glicken Sandy & Stan Mallin Marcy & Jack Simon Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg In Memory of Sheldon Raphael Adelle & Mel Gross In Honor of Rose Raphael's Granddaughter, Dannielle Jade Adelle & Mel Gross Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg On behalf of Bob Arum Mayor Oscar Goodman Un Honor of the Wedding of JoAnn Oppenheimer to Kenneth Gore Bill & Dr. Doris Soroky Refuah Shlema to Robert Salzman Ruthe Spector BUILDING FUND From the Heart Sylvia Garfinkel Happy Birthday to Melanie Greenberg Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Mazel Tov to Melanie & Gene Greenberg on the engagement of their daughter, Sari Louise & Jerry Appenzeller In Honor of Lillian & Henry Kronberg's generosity and warm hospitality Melanie & Gene Greenberg Happy Anniversary to Elaine & Irv Steinberg Lilian & Ken Glicken Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Refuah Shlema to Lt Jean Dayton, Lt. Mac McKinley, Tom Miller, and Iris & David Torjman Morton Karsh Mazel Tov to Oscar Goodman on becoming Mayor of Las Vegas Elaine & Irv Steinberg In Memory of David Ehrlich Gladyce & Martin Ehrlich In Appreciation of Louise & Jerry Appenzeller's constant help and support of TBS Melanie & Gene Greenberg Mazel Tov to Zenaida & Thomas Moran Ruth Goldfarb Ruthe Spector Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg In Honor of the Marriage of David & Tina Sara & Seymour Slackman In Memory of the Gardner-Saxe Families Father & Grandfather Wendy, Matt, Elyse, & Emma Kraft In Memory of Billie Segal Wendy, Matt, Elyse, & Emma Kraft Refuah Shlema to Judy Mack Roberta Baiter Bonnie Berkowitz Mona Silverman Happy 45th Anniversary to Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Susan & Hillel Aronson Natalie & Art Berger Shelley & Dr. Stan Carroll Ruth Goldfarb Sandy & Stan Mallin Nanette & Ira Spector Elaine & Irv Steinberg 13 Campaign Contributors * Designates Past Presidents In the months just passed you have heard several messages about our synagogue's future - our prospects for a thriving membership and religious school in a facility which will continue to be a vibrant center of our congregational life. The time to make this beautiful vision a reality has arrived. The need to build the new synagogue for the next generation - our most treasured legacy - is the key message behind our appeal to you as valued members of our congregation. Please find a way to participate in the Capital Campaign. We need every member of the synagogue to join us in partnership to achieve our campaign goal of $9.5 million. We can proudly announce that our Campaign Committee has been hard at work. Pledges have now exceeded $8 million. We are enthusiastic about this achievement and we are grateful to our members who have demonstrated their support. We also know that reaching the $9.5 million mark requires a major effort. Eleanor & Martin Adler Susan & Hillel Aronson Louise & Jerry Appenzeller Dr. Miriam & Sheldon Adelson Lovee & Robert Arum Adele Baratz Mary & Dr. Barry Barkan Alvin Benedict William Bennett Foundation Sam Berkley Bonnie Berkowitz *Nancy & Ed Bernstein Seena & Jack Bernstein Evelyn Bittker z'l *Arlene & Jerry Blut Amy & Dr. Allan Boruszak *Ruth & Allen Brewster Eileen & George Brookman Sharyn & Jay Brown Shirley & Sidney Chaplin Shelley & Dr. Stanton Carroll June & Bert Colodny A1 DeArmas *Mel Exber Rene Feinstein Susan & Dr. Alan Feld Geraldine Fischer & Herbert Fischer z'l Patti & Leo Frey Sylvia Friedland Michelle Gavens & Brian Margolis Joyce & Morton Galane Lilian & Ken Glicken Samuel Goldberg *Carolyn & Oscar Goodman Sandy Hanson Lisa & Dan Harris Gail & Ambassador Chic Hecht Evelyn & Howard Hertz Marlene & Maury Jones Bea Katz Mimi & George Katz Irwin Kishner Lillian & Henry Kronberg Ishi Kunin & Terry Leavitt Yvette & Ellis Landau Debbie & Harold Lederer Deena & Dr. Steven Leibowitz Elaine Lewis Anita Lewy Barbara & Jim Lukasiewicz Judy & Ron Mack Jody & Michael Mack Dawn & Steven Mack Sandy & Stan Mallin Howard Martin Foundation Agnes Mason *Flora & Stuart Mason Blanche & Philip Meisel Susan & Irwin Molasky Reesa & Dr. Gerald Niznick Emily & Michael Novick D'Vorre & Hal Ober Mitchell Ogron Gail & Hugh Olbur Barbara & Terry Raben Rose Raphael & Sheldon Raphael z'l Philip Rosenberg Lynn & Arne Rosencrantz Marcy & Dr. Steven A. Saxe Julie & Mark Scheiner Faye Schulman Abigail & Milton I. Schwartz Dorit & Ronnie Schwartz Priscilla Schwartz Ellen Scully & Lawrence Scully z'l *Claire & Jared Shafer Florence & Melvin Shapiro Miriam Sharp Sharon E. Sigesmund Mona & Charles Silverman Naomi & Art Sloan Dr. Doris & Bill Soroky Betsi & Dr. David Steinberg Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg Elaine & Irv Steinberg Deanne & Harold Stralser Sunbelt Communications - Jim Rogers & *Melanie & Gene Greenberg Laura Sussman Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood Brenda & Dr. Murton Strimling Carole & Jerry Turk Drs. Ellen & David Underwood Barry Vinik & Shannon Goldsmith Mary Sue & Steven Weiss Norma & Philip Wilensky Ruth & Mel Wolzinger Carol & Jeffrey Zucker THE PAST WE INHERIT -THE FUTURE WE CREATE Bold designates new donor. MAZEL TOY Paul William Rosenberg will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 25th during Shabbat Services. Paul will enter 8th grade at Becker Middle School, where he has achieved good grades. He plays roller hockey for his school and also is an active participant in baseball, ice hockey, skateboarding, wake boarding, and body boarding in the ocean. Paul likes to spend time listening to music and playing on the computer and video games. He has a special quality in helping and caring for young children. A good description of Paul is that he is a very likeable "cool" kid. PLEASE NOTE: BAR AND BAT MITZVAH DATES FOR THE YEAR 2000 AND 2001 ARE FILLING UP FAST! IF YOUR CHILD FALLS INTO THIS CATEGORY, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH RABBI GOODMAN SO WE CAN SCHEDULE THIS MILESTONE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE! Daniel Rock became a Bar Mitzvah during Shabbat Services, on Saturday, August 7th. Congratulations! We welcome you to our Minyan and look forward to sharing many more simchas with the Rock Family. This past May, Amanda Marks had such a good time playing her violin in Temple Beth Sholom Hebrew School's production of Fiddler on the Roof, that in June, she auditioned for the Actors Repertory Theatre's production of Sound of Music, and "wonder of wonder," She landed a role - this time with lines. Amanda, the five year old daughter of Iris and Dan Marks, played Marta, the second youngest Von Trapp child in t