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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Inside this issue: The Board and Staff Of Temple Beth Sholom Wish You Peace, Health And Happiness For security purposes during the High Holy Days, please don't forget to have your TBS parking pass on your car to gain admission to the synagogue parking lot and bring your photo ID f-along with your ticket to enter the Temple. Rabbi's Message 2 Cantor's Message 3 High Holy Days 4 President's Message 5 (JSY Group Membership Committee 6 Men's Club B'nai Mitzvahs 7 Education Department 8 L'Dor V'Dor 9 Donations 10 & Tributes Calendar 15 Not in the Storm By Rabbi Felipe Goodman Consider the following three statements about Hurricane Katrina: (1) "Allah uses these torments when a nation tyrannizes the world unjustly, oppressing, destroying their culture, degrading them, depriving them of their rights, and plundering their natural resources;" (2) "This act of God destroyed a wicked city;" and (3) "[It] was God's punishment for President Bush's support for Israel's Gaza pullout." Clearly, the high-profile Muslim, Christian and Jew quoted above differ in their politics, but they are re-markably alike in their basic theological assumptions: first, that God still micro-manages the weather; second, that every calamity occurs for a reason (punishing sinners,) and finally that natural catastrophes confirm their own public-policy agen-das. As a result, all three seem to share a smug self-righteousness that is often accompanied by a callous disregard for the undeserved suffering of those caught up in the "collateral damage" wrought by the storm. They seem to have forgotten that every storm victim was a human being, created in the Divine Image, and that every lost soul is irreplaceable. Contrast this attitude with that of the most harsh Biblical prophet. Even as he lashed out against the sins of his people and warned them of imminent destruction, Jeremiah identified with their fate and their suffering, and continued to plead their cause before God. I can think of only two prophets who lost all sympathy for those whom they were sent to chas-tise. The first prophet who gave up on his people was Elijah; feeling betrayed by them, he fled into the wilderness and made his way to the Mountain of God, Horeb (Sinai) where he rested in a cave. Then, the Word of God came to him, ask-ing: "Why are you here, Elijah?" When Elijah complained that the People had abandoned their covenant with God, de-stroyed their holy places, and slain every prophet except himself, the Voice told him to stand outside while the Divine Pres-ence passed by him. "There will be a great, strong wind, breaking mountains and shattering rock before Adonai," the Voice said, "[but] Adonai is not in the wind." Nor in the subsequent earthquake, nor in the subsequent firestorm, but only in the "still, small voice" that Elijah would hear after all of the tumult had subsided. When Elijah finally heard the Voice, it asked him again: "Why are you here, Elijah?" His response was the same; he was so caught up in his personal feeling of rejection and his need to justify his flight into the wilderness that he abandoned all empathy for the nation he was supposed to shep-herd. Quite naturally, he projected his own feelings of rejection onto God, and symbolically stood with God against God's People, unaware of the obvious irony. We moderns might say that he was suffering from "professional burnout;" It was time for him to "retire" from his prophetic role and appoint his successor. The question still echoes: "Why are you here, Elijah?" In time of crisis or suffering, the prophet's role - indeed any reli-gious leader's role - is not to stand at a distance "with God" and underscore the sins of the people, real or imagined, rather it is to stand with the people and help them find their way back home and back to God. When strong winds and driving rains caused devastation in Mississippi and Louisiana last month, the storm not only blew away part of the roof of the Superdome, it also exposed the profound "burnout" of the three leaders quoted above. They are not necessarily bad people - I know that one is a brilliant halakhist with encyclopedic knowledge of the response literature - but sadly, they seem to have lost the gift of empathy that separates the Prophet from the social critic. Perhaps, like Elijah, they feel they are losing the culture war against modern idolatries and they choose to flee to a cave to be insulated from the turmoil and to be close to God. It seems that people's voices grow more shrill when they are afraid that no one is paying attention to their words, but the "still, small voice" insists that this is not the way; the Divine Presence in not revealed in the storm. When the "still, small voice," the voice of God or of a moral social consciousness asks "Why are you here, Elijah," leaders should be willing to step off of their pedestals in order to help the afflicted find their way back to God. Later this month, we shall strain to hear this voice through the words of the lonely prophet who continued, despite all evidence that would crush hope and faith, to proclaim lovingly, "Return, O Israel, to Adonai your God, for you have stum-bled in your sins." The liturgy of the Days of Awe remind us that "God does not take pleasure in the death of sinners, but rather that they return and live," and on Yom Kippur afternoon the message will be reiterated when we read the story of the second prophet who suffered the same "burnout" as Elijah. Jonah, who desperately wanted to see the destruction of Nine-veh (capitol of the cruel Assyrian dynasty,) was crushed when its citizens escaped divine wrath by their repentance. Yet the moral of his story was that Divine compassion extends to all of God's creatures when they reach upwards in repen-tance. When we look at the city that now lies in ruins, that great erstwhile capitol of Mardi Gras excess and debauchery, let us not lose our humility and perspective. All of us are in need of soul-repair, one way or another. If, as those quoted above suggest, people really did get what they deserved in this world, none of us would be vindicated. "There, but for the Grace of God, go we," each and every one of us. The day is short; the voice is calling; there is much that our leaders - and we ourselves - must do. By Cantor Daniel Eli Friedman "I am a little world made cunningly," so says the 17th century metaphysical poet John Donne. And yet how appropriate are those words for us today? How cunning is the world, our bodies, our minds, our souls, inside of which we live? How overpowering can our thoughts become; both negative and positive? How pragmatic have our choices been levied, leaving a great wall around our actions, as we struggle to keep the lakes and rivers of our lives, our immediate worlds, controlled and flowing in delicate balance. Why even waste the time contemplating our navel, our birth, our existence, our beings and our doings while we are here on earth? "What does the esoteric, in practicum, have to do with me," you may ask as you read this article. "I spend so much time rushing from appointment to appointment, struggling to meet deadlines and providing for my own earthly, real needs," you may say to yourself. "What use do I have for the esoteric?" "This is nothing new." "This is reality. This is just the way things are and I like it. I am pretty good at it, actually. Making a living. Thank you very much." But are we "Living," or is our life just repetitive actions some of which we really enjoy? Some of us attempt to infuse our daily struggle with a little consciousness of humanity as we pause before honking our horn at the idiot who just cut us off in traffic; or we become frustrated with the person taking so long to complete their purchase in any line in any retail institution. "Gosh darn, I don't have time for this," we think, "I have got to (fill in the blank) be someplace something more...finish that other thing I started... pick-up the kids...get to work...drop off the... walk the dog. This is reality. Last week I paused to meet a man completely entrenched in the esoteric and the teaching of compassion and human dignity. This man, through his simple presence and peaceful ways, has changed the world. "As long as space remains, as long as sen-tient beings remain, until then, may I too remain and dispel the miseries of the world" he is quoted as saying. This man, through his sense of humor and humility, continues to bring a daily message of balance and joyous contemplation of what is deemed good and righteous here on earth. His whole being is dedicated to the teaching of balance in our daily lives; balance between our total creative, capitalistic natures and unleashing our compassion for others, our duties towards human kind and building a better world, without sacrificing our drive to succeed. This man, the Dalai Lama, spends every moment of his life living, breathin-ing and teaching this life of compassion and humanity; treating others as he would like to be treated, with dignity and respect. "Why is this so challenging for some of us to attain," I ask myself? "As a Jew does this fit into my world-view?" "I don't know," and, "of course," are the answers that come flashing into my mind as I sit in the daily morning minyan contemplating my navel during the amida. But how is this so? First of all, we, unlike the Dalai Lama, don't spend every waking moment living, breathing and teaching an esoteric ideal. This is not to say that the Dalai Lama is not living within his own challenging reality as an exile from his homeland of Tibet. We, as Jews, have a lot more experience living in exile (1,878 years to be exact). We have learned how to thrive in the practical (secular) world with very practical problems. We have learned how to be very practical and prag-matic with our lives and choices we make on how to allocate our time; how to survive in the diaspora and keep Judaism alive. Now that we have Israel again, what keeps us from doing all these things at once, combine esoteric contemplations with exo-teric, realistic practices? What if we could live our exoteric lives with esoteric passion? What if we could truly make this world a better place through the simple actions of having compassion for our fellow human beings? Well, I believe we can? More importantly, I believe if we strive to be the best Jews we can be, we can more fully achieve this ideal. If there is one thing I learned in meeting the Dalai Lama is that Judaism is a beautiful and rich relig-ion full of compassion and great teachings on how to live our lives to the fullest of our capabilities, actualize great moments of happiness and find true fulfillment. I found we have a tremendous esoteric (mystical) tradition that is slowly becoming more open for us to explore. The only challenge we have is to make the pursuit of these ideals important enough, valuable enough. To do this we must spend time learning within our own tradition the how, the what, the when, the why, and the where we need to go to achieve esoteric fulfillment through the practice of exoteric Judaism ( Torah Mishah, prayer structure, t'fillin, etc.). This pursuit of happiness, of fulfillment as Jews, is even more challenging when we strive to delve deeper into the richness of our illusive eso-teric tradition (Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism). Especially since fewer and fewer of us can study original Aramaic and Hebrew text without translations and a good teacher and we are continuously being bombarded by what has been called "trash" or "pop kabbalah." More disturbing, is the perception that we abdicate our personal responsibility toward spiritual growth because we don't understand, are judgmental, or are too busy "living" (with a small "I"); doing, being, existing, running around, loving our lives. I know the answer is a lot more complicated than one-half-of-a-page worth of a rambling diatribe on the Dalai Lama, Judaism, or the exoteric verses the esoteric. But, I believe the journey is worth taking. This High Holy Day season I encourage you to take a few more moments to pause, to take a deep breath and allow the beauty of our traditions to open your heart and fill your soul with true contemplation and reflection. Yeah, but why should you do any of this just because I write about it; you all have heard this before from much more eloquent people than myself. All I can say is, I really look forward to seeing all of you at temple and it is truly my deepest honor to be your Sh'liach Tsibur, your voice to God. L'shanah Tova. Page 4 Make This Year's High Holy Days Extra Special Make Plans To Participate In The Following Services and Special Programs Get In The Holiday Spirit and volunteer to help with all of the last-minute needs in the office And with setting up the services. Call the office at 804-1333, ext. 100, if you can help! Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Service Schedule Rosh Hashanah Monday, October 3, 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 AM Yom Kippur Kol Nidre: Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, October 13, 9:00 AM Yizkor, Thursday, October 13, 12:00 PM Neilah, Thursday, October 13, 5:00 PM Sukkah Decorating and Ice Cream Party Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM Bring your artificial fruit and/or other non-perishable Judaic decorations (and a ladder if you have one) to embellish the Temple's Sukkah. We'll have ice cream for all! Free for TBS members of all ages. Sukkot Services Tuesday, October 18, 9:00 AM Wednesday, October 19, 9:00 AM Thursday, October 20, 7:30 AM Friday, October 21, 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM Saturday, October 22, 9:00 AM Sunday, October 23, 9:00 AM Monday, October 24, 7:30 AM Tuesday, October 25, 9:00 AM Simchat Torah Services Tuesday, October 25, 6:15 PM* Wednesday, October 26, 9:00 AM *During this special service every congregant, children and adults alike, have the opportunity to carry and 'dance' with a Torah. Great refreshments and music follow the service. Paper The Town Campaign During the month of October, Temple Beth Sholom will be participating in this special program with Safe Nest to help create and enhance awareness of domestic violence among our members. Material will be available in the lobby about this important issue. Page 5 The New Year By Ed Seltzer Moving into the New Year creates a wonderful opportunity for each of us to think about what we can do to make our world a better place. One way we are working to make our synagogue world a better place is with the development of a Chesed Committee. Chesed is the Hebrew word for kindness. Many of us know the stress and loneliness that often accompany being ill and in the hospital. Under the leadership of Anita Lewy, the Temple Beth Sholom Chesed Committee will consist of selfless members of the Temple who will give of their time to help other members when they are ill. Initially, this committee will focus on visiting members who are in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The scope of the committee may expand with additional volunteer resources. For this project to be successful, we need your help. First of all, we need to know who is in need of support. If you know of a temple mem-ber who is in the hospital, please call the office and share this information. All too often, people assume we know this information, and un-fortunately we don't always know. If we do know, we will be sure to say a misheberach for the member during Shabbat services and our committee will be alerted to provide a visitation. In addition, we need your support to become trained and perform the visitations. It is truly a selfless act to take time from your busy sched-ule to benefit another who is confined to a hospital bed. However, you may find your life a bit more fulfilled. As we move into this High Holy Day season, we wish you health and happiness, and the opportunity to make this world a better place. From the Co-Presidents of USY - Elyse Kraft and Yoni Schwartz Initially, both of us started USY because it gave us another opportunity to hang out with each other. Two years later, after many events, regional weekends and new relationships we are the co-Presidents of our chapter and are con-stant advocates for the organization. For both of us, USY has given us an opportunity to connect with the temple and other Jewish teens. It is an amazing feeling to come to services on high holy days and have your best friends by your side. When we tell teens that we want them to get involved in USY, it is not because we want to increase our numbers, but because we would like them to understand how much fun USY really is. Last year was a very productive year for our temple's United Synagogue Youth. We had 11 representatives attend the regional convention at Alexis Park Resort and each one came back hoping to get more involved in the organization. Every person who attended the convention decided to become a part of our USY board for the 2005-2006 year. We held elections on June 11th and ended up with an unbelievable group of teens. Our board consists of Evan Savar, Brianna Kirsch, Beth Cohen, Dina Cohen, Sara Kitnick, Jeff Fine, Ashley Mitchell, and Eli Tredup. On September 10th and 11th our board held a retreat to prepare for the forthcom-ing year. The retreat was an enjoyable experience for all of us and helped us be-come a more cohesive group. We began our evening at the Kraft/Sussman home where we had a moving Havdallah service. Afterwards, we headed up to the Mount Charleston Hotel where we took part in leadership games and discussed the approaching year. During our discussions, we decided on many exciting events and programs. ? ( ? 1 3 ? This year we hope to take our USY to a new level. As a board, we have decided to work hard to increase our membership, have larger attendance at events and regional weekends, and to further the religious aspects of our programs. Also, we will have more involvement in the tem-ple and the Jewish community. Every third Friday of the month will be our teen Shabbat. All teens are welcome to join us during the Kabbalat Shabbat service. This will give current USY members and prospective USY members a chance to come together and experience what USY is all about. We know you will be seeing a lot more of us around the temple. Feel free to come up to one of the board members and ask any questions that you might have. We love to talk about USY and the amazing things that are in store for our chapter. We hope to see your teens at our next event! Page 6 Membership Committee MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE With the holidays upon us you will be seeing many new faces at Temple Beth Sholom. Please take a minute to introduce yourself & to welcome our "newer" members. You never know who you will meet...a neighbor? ...a future best friend?...etc. If you are a "newer" member please take advantage of all the experiences that TBS has to offer you. Become involved & participate in the groups, programs & special activities. It's a great way to make new friends & to grow as an individual & as a member of the Jewish community. If you need help in getting started please feel free to contact anyone on the Membership Committee. We'd be happy to give you some direction based on your interests. Three great ways to meet people are by attending Shabbat services & through the Friends & Family Program & the Chavurah Program. Looking forward to meeting you, Ronnie Schwartz Membership Chairperson Welcome to August's New Members Eva & Eugene Weiss Laura & Uri Ben-Shimon Peter Engel-Leatherman Elaine Michele Goldstein Silvinia Grichener Richard Smith Jane & Marc Schorr Judy & Stephen Nacht Heide Lynn Gibson Bonnie & Michael Lally Uriel & Dorrita Gottesman Suzanne Brenner Gita & Ari Stotland Stephanie Lisell Chantal Cloobeck MEN'S CLUB GOINGS ON Randy Ecklund, Executive Director of Summerlin Association, kicked off the new year. Randy dis-cussed the future of Summerlin development. Our thanks go out to him and to those lucky enough to enjoy the catering by Marlowe. Thanks to all those men and women that lived thru the softball season. We look forward to next year just like our Chicago members. We now have an opportunity to improve upon our second place finish in the ever popular dodge ball league. The league has begun but it is not too late to contact Jeff Michelman or leave word at the temple office and join in the fun. Membership in the Men's Club reached an all time high last year and we are on target for even a greater number this year based on the new members to date. Those of you who were members last year and have not paid your dues let's get with it. ?just drop it off at, or mail it to, the temple office. Best of all we trust everyone will have a sweet Rosh Hashanah and an easy fast on Yom Kippur. ? and a chag semeach for Sukkos. Benjamin Schwartz will be called to the Torah on October 29th as a Bar Mitzvah. He is an 8th grade student at The Meadows School. Prior to going to The Meadows, he was a student at the Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy. His academic interests include Math, History, Creative Writing and Film History Ben is a native Las Vegan, whose hobbies include sports, video games, computer and going to Camp Wigwam in Maine every summer. He is currently a starting guard on The Meadows School Middle School Football Team, and he is also on the soccer, wrestling, and track teams. His parents, Karen and Eli, are very active in the Las Vegas community, serving on many boards, including the Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA). Ben is happy to have so many friends and relatives from all across the country joining him for his Bar Mitzvah. They are com-ing from over 23 different states and Canada to celebrate this simcha. Jaclyn Emilee Horowitz, daughter of Melissa and Eliot Horowitz, will be called to the Torah on October 22, 2005. Jaclyn attends 6th grade at The Meadows School. She is in all ad-vanced courses while partici-pating in dance, guitar, art, singing and piano. Jaclyn has been fond of animals all her life and plans to attend college for veterinary medi-cine. Her favorite pastimes include listening to the Beatles and being amongst her many friends. Her family is extremely proud of her and hope that she has many more milestones in her lifetime. Jordan Kalb will be called to the Torah on October 29th as a Bar Mitzvah. Jordan attends The Hebrew Acad-emy and will be part of the initial High School graduating class. Jordan is a sport's enthusiast and especially enjoys his tennis and basket-ball. Jordan has 2 younger siblings; Heather and Justin. As Jordan's Mitzvah Project he has decided to raise do-nations (toys and money), for the children's ward at The Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. All dona-tions including a portion of Jordan's Bar Mitzvah money will be turned over to Paul Jeser, the West Coast Re-gional Director for the Center. Jordan is excited to have his grandparents from Baltimore joining him in Las Ve- L'Dor V'Dor Volunteers Needed For This Month's Event In The Sukkah Volunteers are needed for the next L'Dor V'Dor luncheon, to be held on Monday, October 24. Volunteers are needed to assist with welcoming the homebound seniors who participate in the program, helping to set-up and clean up the room, helping to serve the participants, and most-importantly, helping to drive a participant or two from their home to the Temple and back home again. If you can help, please call the Temple office, 804-1333, ext. 100. This photo shows some of the Solomon Schechter Day School students performing at the September L'Dor V'Dor event. Page 8 EDUCATION NEWS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL * MIDRASHA * USY * ADULT EDUCATION * HIGH HOLIDAYS Shalom! Religious School We had our Faculty Orientation on August 28th and we held our "Schmooze & Schmear" on September 18th. We had a nice turnout by Religious School parents and the Faculty is revved up and excited for another terrific year. We've already had Music, Tefillah, class art projects and much, much more as we are off and running. Please note that there will be no school on Monday, October 3rd Wednesday, October 5th, Wednesday, October 12th, Monday, October 17th, Wednesday, October 19th, Monday, October 24th, Wednesday, October 26th, and Monday, Octo-ber 31st due to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, and a professional day respectfully. Pretty crazy, no? However, despite the fact that we barely have any class time this month, October does bring us...the first annual Pizza in the Hut! on Sunday, October 23rd. Come join us as we celebrate Sukkot by gathering together as a school in our beautiful sukkah for a festive luncheon beginning at 11:30 AM. Don't miss it! Midrasha The first session of Midrasha was a "Back to School Night" on September 19th. It was well attended by parents and teens. We are still putting the finishing touches together on our exciting, newly revamped program. Once it is complete we will send letters, hang posters, make calls, and anything else we can think of - we already know the program is going to be amazing. Cindy Fox and I cannot wait to get started. This means that you can still register! B'nai Mitzvah isn't the end...its just the beginning of a lifetime of living, learning, and being Jewish. Adult Education Please be sure to check out the Adult Education Brochure for Fall 2005 that debuted at the Membership Fair and is currently available in the Temple/School Offices. We have expanded our menu of classes this year including classes on everything from yoga to Jewish attitudes towards sexuality. The Rabbi is teaching; the Cantor is teaching - there are ongoing classes, special classes, and even special events. Some Adult Education classes have already begun and others will not start until after the High Holidays, so be sure to look closely! If you have questions about Adult Education or would like a class offered that is not already planned for, please give us a call. High Holidays A quick reminder that it is imperative that you register your children for any program that you wish them to participate in for the High Holidays. It is the only way that we can guarantee their safety; we will not take responsibility for any child who is dropped off in a classroom who is not registered for the program. Please read through your High Holiday packets carefully and contact us with any questions or concerns. Any teen looking to work as a counselor for the High Holiday Children's Program should call our office ASAP! We are not tak-ing many and it will be first come, first serve! Call Naomi at ext. 114 and get on the list today. If you would like to read more specifically about the Religious School & Hebrew High, I encourage you to read our monthly newsletter "Lashon" which will be mailed home at the beginning of each month. If you would like to read more specifically about the Solomon Schechter Day School you can check out its monthly newsletter as well. Our first issues have hit the streets! This will be a very exciting year for all our educational programs. I am enjoying getting to know you and your children. My door, phone, and e-mail ( are always open for your feedback, questions, and concerns. Jon Mitzmacher, Director of Education Page 9 Early Childhood Education By Jennifer Zukowski >> )> For families with children of infant/toddler age Shabbat and Me is a great opportunity for parents to network and introduce children to interactive play. Our very own Miss Galit Filus has a warm and en-thusiastic approach that will invigorate both parent and child. Ses-sion I begins September 16th. See the preschool administration to register today. We are getting ready for our first Jewish holiday of the school year, Rosh Hashanah. Our children will participate in various activities such as counting, stamping, tasting, baking, examining apples, and much more. The children anxiously await the Rabbi visiting their class to blow the shofar. Cantor Daniel is also teaching the children Jewish holiday songs! I wish you and your families Shanah Tova, a Sweet New Year! As we begin our new school year, we welcome back old friends and look forward to meeting many more new friends. As your child begins to settle into his/her new environment they begin to engage in many new experiences with great confi-dence. Take a look down the hallways and witness for yourself all the wonderful memories your child is creating each and every week. Do you know how to count in Hebrew, translate your feelings into creative movements, or say "red" in Spanish? Our enthusiastic ye-ladim have the opportunity to learn languages, community, and cul-ture through specialty classes such as Hebrew, Creative Movement, and Spanish. This is a special time for the children to express them-selves and learn fun songs and dances on a weekly basis. We take pride in our well rounded curriculum. Page 10 RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND Judy & Ronald Mack Phil Miller Herez Perkowicz Simon Perkowicz Miriam Sharp In Honor of: An Aliyah Sally & Dick Eskenazi Opening the Ark Eleanor Wilchins Speedy Recovery: Lilian Glicken Dr. Leon & Faye Steinberg Elaine Steinberg Audrey & Stan Abramow Natalie & Arthur Berger In Memory of: Diane Ginsburg Emrick Mason Dr. David & Debbie Mason Ginsburg Sadie Showel Charlotte & Sam Showel CANTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND Judy & Ronald Mack In Honor of: Singing for the Dalai Lama Jeff Michelman GENERAL FUND In Honor of: Bessie Feinstein's 90th Birthday Nadolyn & Kenny Karchmer Speedy Recovery: Pat Kane Nadolyn & Kenny Karchmer In Memory of: Neil Eskenazi Sally & Dick Eskenazi Renee & Joe Premack Jacob Lichter Sally & Dick Eskenazi Lorelei Rothman Lee Rothman L' Shana Tova: Anita Lewy JUDY & RONALD MACK SCHOOL OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES Leah & Todd Polikoff In Honor of: May Mushkin's new Grandson Nadolyn & Kenny Karchmer Speedy Recovery: Lilian Glicken Judy & Ronald Mack Elaine Steinberg Judy & Ronald Mack In Memory of: Leon Mack Judy & Ronald Mack SANDRA & STANLEY MALLIN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER In Memory of: Alex Jacoby Audrey & Stan Abramow Susan & Hillel Aronson Bonnie Berkowitz Ruth & Allen Brewster Shirley & Sidney Chaplin Harry Gilbert Edythe & Inn/in Goldberg Adrianne & Ronald Greenberg Melanie & Gene Greenberg Susan & Scott Langsner Debbie Lederer Anita Lewy Blanche & Phil Meisel Kathy & Moe Menasche Jeff Michelman Reesa & Jerry Niznick Iris & Norman Pianko Paul Schmier Toni & Ken Scholl Mona & Charles Silverman Elaine & Irving Steinberg Dr. Leon & Faye Steinberg Laura Sussman & Wendy Kraft Ruth & Mel Wolzinger SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL In Honor of: Merle & Michael Mitzmacher's Grand-daughter Eliana Dorit Marsha & Steve Cohen Speedy Recovery: Elaine Steinberg Melanie & Gene Greenberg YAHRZEIT/MEMORIAL FUND Frieda Applebaum Bobbee Finkel Nathan Baimel Sadie Baimel Judy & Steve Nacht Arnold Baraz Ruth & Allen Brewster Minnie Berenkrantz Hilda Stein Avram Hadji Borukh Susan Molasky Mollie Eisen Beverly & Barry Eisen Phillip Frush S. Dvorak Samuel Goldstein Viola & Mort Goldstein Harold Green Allyce Schwartzbart Abe Groman Eunice & Alan Galsky Ida Groman Cantor Charles S. Gudovitz Albert A. Kulwin Anna Hager Shirley & Sidney Chaplin Benjamin Kahn Kim, Fred, Alex & Sarah Memar Jean Lasky Marshall Lasky Helmut Lewy Anita Lewy Gussie Lillenstein Dr. Joan Silverstein Julius M. Mandler Carmela Mandler Dr. Meyer Rozen Brenda & Jerry Katz Carl Karchmer Nadolyn & Kenny Karchmer Morton Kirsch Adelle Dichter Dr. Willian Long Blanche & Phil Meisel Leo Nacht Judy & Steve Nacht Toba Reiter Norma J. Wilensky Betty Rich Debbie, John, Jordan, Ariana & Cody Miner Isaac (Ike) Rush Adrienne & Stacy Rush & Family Warren Rutsky Carey & Lou Tarter & Family Harold R. Sachs Morris Schaffer Gerald Schaffer Sarah Schofel Murray Schofel Ethel Shapiro Philip Shapiro Florence & Boris Sokoloff Morton Barnard Silverman Kay Silverman Leo Silverstein Dr. Joan Silverstein Page 11 Benjamin Morris Simon David L. Simon Sarah Simon Connie Pectol Sam Simon Jack Simon Sally Siskin Laura, Stanley, Max & Camryn Shuster Mollie F. Straus Samuel Straus Jack Straus Paula Tepper Bernice & Jack Lazar Joseph Wechs