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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Temple Beth Sholom THE BULLETIN August 2004 AV-Elul 5764 Vol. 4, No. 7 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Rabbi's Message Cantor's Message 3 President's Message 4 Executive Director's Message 5 Solomon Schechter Day School 6 Priscilla Schwartz Hodes 7 Women's League 8 Donations 10 Save the date Fun at TBS 11 Men's Club 12 Psalm 13 Religious School 14 Under the Dome 16 Succoth 2004 17 USY Kickoff 18 High Holidays 19 Kamp K'Ton ton 20 Calendar 27 Temple Beth Sholom is a Conservative Congregation affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Register by August 26 to Secure Your High Holy Days Seats Registration for the High Holy Days 5765 is progressing smoothly, with approxi-mately 200 families registered thus far. The Temple staff wants to thank everyone for their patience and politeness during this process-you've all been terrific! For those of you who have not registered yet, there are many seats left-both upgraded and non-upgraded. It is very important, however, that you return your registration as soon as possible to se-cure the closest seating while it is still available. The deadline to secure your seats- and for the Kol Nidre Book and Book of Memory- is August 26. Ticketing hours are from 9 to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 to 3, on Friday. If these hours do not meet your schedule, call the office to arrange an appointment. We would like to ask that anyone willing and able to usher this year, please call the office right away. Many members have already responded positively, but many more ushers are still needed. Ushers are vital to the High Holy Days experience. They will deal with seating issues and help check tickets and identification in an effort to keep services comfortable and safe for everyone. Some questions and issues have come up during this year's registration that we would like to address in an effort to streamline the process and make it easier for those who have yet to register: It makes us very happy to seat friends and family together, but we need your help to make this possible. Many members come in way ahead or way behind friends or family and request to be seated with them. It is impossible to put people together if they don't register at or near the same time. We cannot save seats or move other people to accom-modate friends or family who register much earlier or later than those with whom they wish to sit. If you have special seating preference, please contact the people you wish to sit with and coordinate with them by mailing your registration forms together-indicating that you wish to sit together-or by coming in as a group to register in person. Many members have come in without their registration materials or with these materials not filled out. Having your completed registration materials saves time and money-you and the people behind you don't have to wait as long, and the Temple does not have to print extra forms. If you don't have your completed forms with you when you come in, you will be asked to complete them before you can start the registration process. We appreciate your cooperation. Please understand that we cannot take registration over the telephone. Our wish here at Temple Beth Sholom is to register everyone as smoothly, quickly and happily as possible. If you have special issues or questions that need to be addressed, please call us. We will do our best to meet your needs. Erev Rosh Hashanah is September 15-we look forward to seeing everyone there and in the days to follow. 2?Rabbi's Message Parashat Va'ethanan... A lesson in confronting the inevitable! Rabbi Felipe Goodman Va'ethanan- "I Pleaded"-There is something about the beginning of this parasha that is incredibly poignant. The Children of Israel are poised at the banks of the Jordan River, ready to go into and conquer the Promised Land. Moses suddenly realizes he will not be joining them. He will die before entering the Land of Israel. With this realization, he pleads with God to allow him to "cross over and see the good Land on the other side of the Jordan." God says, "no". Instead he is instructed to climb to the summit of Pisgah where he may view the Land, but not enter it. Why now do we have Moses pleading with God? Why didn't he plead when the judgment was first passed? Back then we heard nothing from Moses; no complaint, no pleading, nothing! Moses was in denial. Sure, he had struck the rock, not obeying God's instruction to "speak" to the rock, and undermined the Israel-ites faith in God. Still, Moses always believed that God would change his mind in the end. After all, what about the other times God had made pronouncements against the Children of Israel, and later changed his mind? By this point in the narrative, Moses has come to realize that he will die before the people enter the Land. This denial is only the beginning. The Classic Midrash uses this silence as a beginning point-to teach us the stages in grieving, and learning to accept our own mortality. Five stages are apparent in this process: denial, anger, bargaining, despair, and acceptance. If these stages sound familiar, one need only be reminded of the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross with terminally ill patients. Until Moses has finally come to terms with his forthcoming death, he continues to struggle and remain at odds with himself. It is with acceptance that one senses a real peace beginning to descend. Then, Moses' heart can turn to his people whom he has shep-herded for these many years. This is all captured in the Midrash: "They came and said to Moses: The hour has come for you to take leave of this world. He said to them: Wait for me so that I might bless Israel who had no satisfaction from me all the days of my life because of the many admonitions and warnings I gave them. He began by blessing each tribe individually. When he saw that time was running out he included them all in one blessing. He said to them: The time of my death has come. I caused you much pain through the Torah and the commandments. Now, forgive me. They said to him: Our Lord, Our Teacher, you are forgiven. Then Israel stood and said to him: Our teacher Moses, we brought you much trouble and pain. Forgive us. Said he: You are forgiven." How wonderful it is to have the chance for such reconciliation! As long as Moses was not at the point of accepting his own mortality, he could not turn towards the people he loved. It was only with such acceptance that he, and they, could join together in love. Moses is the parental figure who had to reprimand and admonish his children in order to teach and guide them in the ways of life. Isn't this the true job of any parent? When the Children of Israel left Egypt, it was as though they were infants; without Torah, they didn't know right from wrong. They needed to acquire this learning. Throughout their wanderings in the wilderness, they are de-picted almost as adolescents-wanting instant gratification, whining constantly, unappreciative. The responsibility of parenting a peo-ple fell on the shoulders of Moses. This reconciliation, just prior to Moses death, teaches us the wonderful sense of peace and connectedness that can occur between parent and child when they move through the stages of grief, and finally accept death as inevitable. The stages are natural and necessary-they are a part of the process. We may become stuck at one or another stage, never making it to the acceptance that may lead to reconciliation. Moses is our role model-whether as a parent or a child. We also find guidance in the words of the prophet Malachi who said, "turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." May the example of Moses inspire us to do the same. Hear Oh Israel By Cantor Daniel Friedman I look up on the mountain and there was the silhouette of a great man, draped in a white robe, his white beard flowing from his face. With his outstretched arms he beckoned me to listed as he called out, "Sh'mah Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad." The words echoed through my mind obliterating all other thoughts. A singular God. A singular Ruler. One. This lisping man, shy and insecure, humble and naive, having found this voice rising to tell him how to help an entire nation break from slav-ery's grasp, begins to share his vision. "Sh'mah Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad. Hear, oh Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One." The words echoed through my mind and then I opened my eyes and woke up from my sleep. All morning I kept thinking about the incredible strength Moses must have had to lead the people of Israel through, arguably, the most pivotal time in our history. The beginning of anything is always a frightening time, especially when the path has never been trudged. The awesome responsibility of being a leader can be daunting and overwhelming. For that matter, the awesome responsibility of participating in the direction a leader takes us can be overwhelming. We have that responsibility today. To me this is one of the most beautiful things about being Jewish. We have the responsibility, as followers of the laws of Torah, to participate in the process of our spiritual life. Just as our leaders have the responsibility to listen to the voices of our people cry out for guidance. From the top of Mt. Sinai the words of the Sh'mah came echoing forward forever changing the spiritual landscape of humanity. From ancient time to the present, we have challenged ourselves, as Jews, to weave our spiritual lives into our secular responsibilities. This is the voice I hear in my head when I chant the Sh'mah. The voice of re-sponsibility. The voice of accountability. The voice of joy. The voice of sorrow. The voice of Oneness; leaders and followers. What voice do you hear? Psalm of Yearning by Dr. Howard X. Kramer Hear the accusations, threats and slander Last year, as pari of our Adult Education Program, I was privileged to teach a class on the Psalms. In this class, we examined the 150 Psalms in three ways; structurally, historically and etymologically. At the end of the session we challenged ourselves to write our own psalm. The adjacent psalm is another example of these students creativity. I hope you enjoy their work and I look forward to seeing you the next time Oh the abuse - the murder, the torture, the harassment Israel - a speck of land but jealously desired just because it exists The physical, mental and spiritual insults try our souls we present our Adult Education Programming. B'shalom Cantor Daniel Friedman Lord, make us strong to bear the burden Is not his belief in us able to sustain our devotion God, make us strong to bear the burden The only answer is our faith, the true fortification against evil Lord, make us strong to bear the burden Is our final reward to be peace and contentment August 2004 One people, One God, One golden Temple in Jerusalem. 4?President's Message THERE IS ATIME ... By Jeff Zucker Last weekend my granddaughter informed me that she had just bought her school supplies for the coming year. It brought home sharply that Summer is almost over and Fall is upon us. For mem-bers of TBS, there are also the High Holy Days packets to remind us of the fast approaching change of seasons. It's interesting that in Judaism, Autumn, which is often a metaphor for ending, is rather a time of beginning. There is Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of a new calendar year, and more importantly, Yom Kippur, when we have the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start over again. It is not coincidental that in almost all synagogues, the major fundraising event, the Kol Nidre Appeal, occurs at this time. Of course, Kol Nidre is the time when there is usually the greatest atten-dance, but almost as many people come for Rosh Hashanah and I have never heard of a Rosh Ha-shanah Appeal. Yom Kippur is when we renew ourselves. We look back at what we have done and not done and try to set ourselves higher goals for the future. Each of us knows that we can do better than before, often without much real effort or sacrifice. Tzedekah is no small part of that re-newal and advancement. It is how those of us that have been blessed with good fortune have the op-portunity to show our recognition of that blessing by sharing some part of it with others. Temple Beth Sholom is not a one day or one week affair. The High Holy Days sen/ices them-selves are the result of months of preparation and work, and the High Holy Days are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. When there is a naming or B'Nai Mitzvah, the Temple is open. When we need to say Kaddish in memory of a loved one, the Temple is open. All of this costs money. Even with our recent dues increase our dues remain below those of most similar synagogues. We also grant dues reductions and often scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay more. The only way we can do this is because of the tzedekah, the righteousness, of our members who recognize this responsibility and privilege to help others through the Kol Nidre Ap-peal. We thank all of them and ask those who are not yet in their number to make their contribution to the Appeal the first of many acts of renewal and growth in the coming year. Executive Director's Message?5 My daughter, Leah, and I had the opportunity to vacation in Great Britain last month. At one point during the trip, we stayed with a friend's sister in Edinburgh, Scotland. In one of our conversations, the topic of synagogues came up. She shared with me a sad story about how she traveled an hour to Glas-gow to attend a service because there wasn't a synagogue in Edinburgh. She was very much looking forward to the warmth and feeling of belonging she had remembered as a child growing up at a syna-gogue in Tucson. Much to her chagrin, not one person came up to her and acknowledged her pres-ence. Later that year, she heard of a group who were forming a synagogue in Edinburgh. With great anticipation she went to a Shabbat service. She found the small group to be very cliquish and unwel-coming. Afterwards, when she approached the 'leaders' of the group about being more welcoming to strangers, they couldn't understand what she was referring to; for they each felt welcome and a sense of belonging. I have thought a great deal about this conversation and how it relates to experiences I have had or heard about with our local synagogues. There are many reasons people feel positively about a syna-gogue. One of these is how they feel they were greeted as a stranger to the congregation. You may be aware of the Jewish tradition of hachnasat orchim, welcoming the stranger. While I hope that most, if not all of us, feel that Temple Beth Sholom is a warm, welcoming synagogue, unfortu-nately, I don't always hear this from newcomers or guests. In conversations I have had with some new-comers and guests to the synagogue, the most important factor related to them feeling welcome or com-fortable at the synagogue was whether or not they had a direct contact with a member of the congrega-tion. The mere fact that a member or two took the time to welcome them to the Temple and have a short conversation with them, had a tremendous impact upon whether or not they felt comfortable at the syna-gogue. At times, I believe we forget the importance of hachnasat orchim. In this world of decreased af-filiation we all have to make an effort to make everyone feel as welcome as possible in the Jewish com-munity, and especially at our temple. The Membership Committee, under the direction of Melanie Greenberg and Ronnie Schwartz host a TBS information table at each Friday night Shabbat service. In addition to this, I encourage all of us to think about how we can make a guest or newcomer feel more welcome at Temple Beth Sholom. As a member and someone who is already a part of TBS, why not make a bold move and walk up to one person you haven't yet met at services and engage them in a conversation. If you see someone sitting alone at services, ask them to join you. After all, it is your Temple; shouldn't you welcome someone to your temple just as you would to your home? August 2004 6?Solomon Schechter Day School SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR EARLY EDUCATION AT TBS Renown Solomon Schechter Day School Premiers at Temple Beth Sholom Adding Elementary Grades to Our Highly-Regarded Education Program Top-quality schools are crucial. Giving young minds a great start can make all the difference. And, op-tions have been few, in Las Vegas. Temple Beth Sholom and Midbar Kodesh Temple are about to expand those horizons. Building on their already-excellent education programs, the two synagogues are joining together to bring a Solomon Schechter Day School to families across the Las Vegas Valley, starting Fall, 2004. The highly-regarded Schechter Schools, grounded in Conservative Judaism, are internationally known for quality education. But, there's more. Temple Beth Sholom's Rabbi Felipe Goodman tells, "Our Schechter School will mean more than great education. We offer our students, and their families, an experience that goes beyond the usual class-room. We will develop minds, nurture hearts and enrich souls." First steps toward those lofty aspirations begin at the start of next school year. Inspired and supported by parents seeking a unique, quality education for students growing beyond the TBS and MKT pre-school and kindergarten programs, the Temples will add a Solomon Schechter first grade program, in 2004. The Schechter school will progressively expand and grow; adding a grade level each year, until a complete elementary school is established. Even though the Schechter school will be housed at Temple Beth Sholom, it will be open to the entire community. Current plans call for a shuttle to transport students from Henderson, to the TBS campus, in Summerlin. Midbar Kodesh Temple's Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn is enthused. "This is another example of our com-munity working together. The fact that Temple Beth Sholom and Midbar Kodesh Temple are complete partners in this effort shows what we can accomplish when we combine resources to build the Jewish community." Both Rabbis conclude, "We have been overwhelmed by waves of support throughout our Jewish com-munity. From Orthodox to Reform, synagogues, institutions and individuals, the excitement brought about by our Solomon Schechter Day School is electric." For further information on the Solomon Schechter School at Temple Beth Sholom, contact Debra Lazer-Dixon at (702)804.1333 ext. 113. Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes?7 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES HONORS TBS MEMBER PRISCILLA SCHWARTZ-HODES Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes, a long time volunteer and revered philanthro-pist, will be honored by the Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas on Sunday night, October 10, 2004 right here at Temple Beth Sholom. A cocktail reception will take place from 5:30 -6:30 pm followed by dinner in the large social hall. Mrs. Schwartz-Hodes has been a generous contributor to the JFSA through the years, and has dramatically influenced the outcome of services provided by the agency. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors here at TBS, Priscilla also sits on the Board of JFSA, Nathan Adelson Hospice, and L'Dor V'Dor of Temple Beth Sholom. She is a lifetime member of Ha-dassah and Ort, and a dedicated community volunteer who teaches orientation to Nathan Adelson Hospice volunteers. A philanthropist who appreciates her life and enjoys giving back, Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes has en-dowed scholarships to several universities including Cooper Union in New York, University of Michi-gan School of Nursing, and George Washington Law School. Additionally, she has built the Walter L. Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care at the Nathan Adleson Hospice in memory of her late hus-band, purchased an ambulance for Israel, and has generously bestowed gifts to Temple Beth Sholom, Jewish Family Service Agency, L'Dor V'Dor of Temple Beth Sholom and the Jewish National Fund. Further, Priscilla and her husband Abe Hodes, have recently endowed a Rabbinic Scholarship at the Jewish Theological Seminar. Priscilla Schwartz-Hodes is a rare gift to our Las Vegas community. A registered nurse who knits "lap robes" for hospice patients, and counsels families about their loved ones, Priscilla contributes from the heart. "I had good role-models," she explained. "My family was very giving... and active back in Buffalo, NY." Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas is a comprehensive social service agency, providing counseling, educational and emergency services to anyone in need of help. The food pantry feeds more than 150 people, across the Valley, every week. Save the date ? October 10, 2004 ? and join us as the JFSA honors Priscilla. Friends and business associates may pay tribute to Priscilla by making a souvenir journal ad donation in her honor. For further information on the Gala, contact Executive Director Mitch Gilbert at (702) 732.0304. August 2004 8?Women's League Dear Friends: Rosh Hashanah is fast approaching and once again it is time to begin preparing our New Year's Greeting Book. This is your chance to wish everyone a "Happy New Year" while saving yourself the extra time and effort of sending individual cards. This is a wonderful fundraiser for Women's League and we ask you all to consider participating in it. Our greeting book will measure approximately 8 Yz" x 5 V* much as it did last year. We ask that you select a full page, quarter page, or name only greeting as follows: SIZE COST WOMEN'S LEAGUE DONOR CREDIT Full page $100.00 Half page 50.00 Quarter Page 25.00 Name Only 10.00 Child's Name only 5.00 $50.00 25.00 12.50 5.00 None Please fill out the form below and mail it with your check made payable to: Women's League of Temple Beth Sholom addressed to: Rosalie Lazer 2919 Painted Lilly Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Your check and areetina must be received NO LATER THAN AUG:16,2004. Thank you in advance for your support of this very important project. L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu, Rosalie Lazer Ways and Means Chairman, Women's League ORDER FORM Greeting or Name to be listed by: Full Page$100. Half Page$50. Quarter Page$25. Name0nly$10. Child Given by: Phone # Amt.Encl. Address: Women's League?9 WOMEN'S LEAGUE FOR CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SAVE THESE DATES AND PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM NEEDS USHERS FOR THE UP-COMING HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES. PLEASE SAY YES IF CALLED UPON, OR BETTER YET, PLEASE CALL ZENA FISHBAIN ASAP AND VOLUNTEER FOR THE JOB. ZENA'S PHONE NUMBER IS 656 - 2069. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE. THE HIGH HOLY DAYS DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: ROSH HASHANAH - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16 AND FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17. KOL NIDRE - FRIDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 24 @ 6 PM AND YOM KIPPUR - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND IN YOUR FORMS AND DUES FOR WOMEN'S LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP, TO QUALIFY YOU TO ATTEND THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE MEM-BERSHIP LUNCHEON, TO BE HELD SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 - LOCATION TO BE AN-NOUNCED TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE AMONG ITS MEMBERSHIP TWO WOMEN WHO ARE EXTREMELY ACCOMPLISHED IN THE ART OF KNITTING. ZENA FISHBAIN AND SHIRLEY GREENFELD HAVE GRACIOUSLY OFFERED THEIR EXPERTISE TO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE TECHNIQUES INVOLVED IN THIS ART FORM. PLEASE CONTACT SHIRLEY GREENFELD @ 562 - 0693 OR ZENA FISHBAIN @ 656 - 2069. THE EXCITING CHANUKAH BAZAR, TORAH PROJECT AND JCC BOOK FAIR ARE TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 21. CHANUKAH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER SO BE PRE-PARED FOR WONDERFUL SHOPPING, A CHANCE TO BE A PART OF HISTORY WITH THE CREATION OF A NEW TORAH, AND THE CHANCE TO BE WITH GOOD FRIENDS. THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU DURING ALL OF OUR UPCOMING FALL AND WINTER EVENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT PAT KANE OR JACKIE TURSHINSKY THROUGH THE TEMPLE OFFICE. PAT KANE PRESIDENT WOMEN'S LEAGUE TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM SSS A + + 4 August 2004 10?Donations, Tributes and From The Heart RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND Israel Feit Rhona & Gerald Dennie Bertha Finkelstein In Honor of: Doris & David Bluth TBS Executive Committee Maurice H. Friedman Anita Lewy Norisse Friedman Get well: Howard Geller Irv Bransky JoAnn Geller Linda & Herb White William Goldberg Laura Sussman's mother Mimi Katz Linda & Herb White Shalom Goldstein Thanks for your help with the Chevra Evelyn & Leon Goldstein Kadisha conference: Hank Greenspun Rabbi Felipe Goodman Barbara Greenspun Melanie Greenberg Ben Kahn Barbara & Howard Kenig Sarah Kahn Marlowe Mogill Kim, Fred, Alex & Sarah Mema David Zinner Tillie Katz Wendy Kraft Mimi Katz Thank You: Beatrice Klein Rabbi Goodman Klein Family Minyanaires Reuben Kravitz Melanie Greenberg Shirley Kravitz in Aliyah: Marshall Jaffe Sally & Dick Eskenazi Cara Jaffe Dan Miller Yochai Joe Knaani Robert H. Schwartz Laraine Knaani Sam Showel Milton Langsner In Memory of: Susan & Scott Langsner Max Gitel Kalman Lazar Harvey Gitel Molly Lazar Norman Hoffman Bernice & Jack Lazar Linda & Herb White Harry Levine Murray Kleinrock Florence Frost Dr. Miles Fine Kalman Marmor PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION FUND William Marmor In Honor of: Mollie Weiss Memorial Fund Leslie & Neil Bialkin's new grandson Samuel Barnett Moskowitz Renee & Joe Premack Millicent Cohen In Memory of: Albert Mosse Eileen Brookman Myra & David Berkovitz Mimi Katz Lou Oberne Lester Golub Hylda Leitner Debbie, Robert, Ryan Max Pearl & Claire Strimling Selma Altose & Family JUDY & RON MACK RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Garry Phillips Speedy Recovery to: Lily Phillips Mel Wolzinger Betty Resnik Melanie & Gene Greenberg Emil Resnik Harriet Resnik YAHRZEIT/MEMORIAL FUND Rose Rofey Sarah Abramow D'vorre & Hal Ober Audrey & Stan Abramow Leo Rudolf Sam Best Clarice Kirsch Mona & Charles Silverman Morris Showel Dr. George Bolatin Charlotte & Sam Showel Florence Bolatin Sam Shulman Lorraine (Chia) Borukh Debbie Lederer Susan & Irwin Molasky Sadie Schumann Ben Burstein The Siskind Family Helen Rosenberg Chana Schwartzbart George E. Cohen Allyce & Stanley Schwartzbart Yvette Cohen Rose Segal Hyman Coplin Howard Caplan Elaine Chernikoff Murray Stewart Fannie Eigen Sheila Stewart David Van Mindeno Gertrude Wolk Julius Epstein Evelyn Shafer Phyllis & David Dale Philip Sloan Sara Feit Catherine & Ron Hoffman Bertha Staretz Staretz Family Ida Tarshis Straus Jack Straus Priva Szrut Judy Mack Moris Tepper Bernice Lazar Joseph Toscher Geraldine Toscher Hyman Wexler Daniel Wexler Rita Zakar Ronnie & Neil Schwartz Rose Zwiren Bernardine & Sid Zaben GENERAL FUND Nancy Sirkin In Honor of: Jackie Hollander & Shel Kolner's marriage Wendy Kraft & Laura Sussman In Memory of: Rachel Faktor Shari Klein & Family Wendy Kraft & Laura Sussman Norman Hoffman Wendy Kraft & Laura Sussman Lynn & Arne Rosencrantz WARSAW REMEMBRANCE GARDEN In Memory of: Edward Boyle Edythe & Irwin Goldberg Eileen Brookman Evelyn Shafer & Family Bailey Marmelstein Hariett Marmelstein Sidney Weiner Ruthe Spector Get well: Rene Marino Evelyn & Leon Goldstein L'DOR V'DOR In Honor of: Ruth Goldfarb Wendy Kraft & Laura Sussman Jackie & Ron Turshinsky Nadine Kaufman & Irv Herman Speedy Recovery to: Mel Wolzinger Ruth Goldfarb In Memory of: Jack Berg Eileen Brookman Mae Fudderman Ruth Goldfarb BUILDING FUND In Memory of: Norman Hoffman Charles Salton Arlene & Jerry Blut MITCH HALPERN MEMORIAL PARK In Memory of: Mitch Halpern Staci & Noah Columbo SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL FUND Happy Birthday?David Stone Melanie & Gene Greenberg Save the date/Fun at TBS?11 SAVE THE DATE?RICK RECHT IN CONCERT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 7:30 P.M. CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY Nationally known entertainer Rick Recht will bring his ruach to Las Vegas as he and his band perform songs from their award winning albums, including "TOV," named by critics as a breakthrough Jewish pop album. Recht comes to Las Vegas from a national tour on college campuses. He has entertained thousands of teens at NFTY, USY and BBYO International Conventions. Recht was a featured artist at the UAHC Biennial Con-vention, the NAA Conference and the BBYO Staff Conference. He's entertained campers at Ramah, UAHC and JCC camps, and performed for the UAHC National Preschool Directors' Conference. Recht has also toured with top-selling Jewish star, Craig Taubman, and has won honors from the American Zionist Movement and American Jewish Festival song writing contests. RICK RECHT IN CONCERT A Special Program Brought To The Community By: Congregation Ner Tamid Hillel at UNLV Midbar Kodesh Temple Temple Beth AM Temple Beth Sholom The Jewish Community Center Fun at TBS The Polar Bear bunk at temple Beth Sholom held a circus parade in keeping with the "Under the Big Top" theme at Camp K'Ton Ton. The proud five and six year olds made circus animal costumes such as, tigers, zebras, lions and ponies. Miss Wendy Feldman guided the delighted campers in selecting, creating and bringing to life their chosen characters. At the completion of their project the kvelling campers visited each bunk, their oh so funny Cantor, Daniel Friedman and their beloved ringmaster, Rabbi Felipe Goodman! For more information on Camp K'Ton Ton's summer program, call the office at 803-1333 extension 112, between 9am-3pm weekdays to reserve a spot. August 2004 12? Men's Club Application TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM MEN'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION A wise man knows that joining the men's club brings benefits beyond description: Learning, sports, entertainment, food and brotherhood are just the beginning. Bring the temple family closer and join the men's club today. Please complete the following information and mail the form to the Temple office along with the first year's dues in the amount of $36.00. Checks should be made payable to the Beth Sholom Men's Club. Thank You. Name E-mail address Address City_ State Zip Code_ Home Telephone #_ Work Telephone #_ Business/Profession_ Spouse's Name Your Birthday(mo./day) Anniversary Date(mo./day)_ Name & ages of your dependent children_ Contact Aaron Lelah (871-4245 or Membership Chairman, if you have any questions. Please mail form and payment to: Temple Beth Sholom Men's Club 10700 Havenwood Lane Las Vegas, NV 89135 Men's Club?13 To All the Fellows of TBS - The officers and chairmen of the Men's Club are eagerly looking forward to a good year. We made great strides last year with sport events, some really outstanding speakers, open to the entire Temple membership with good food for all, with a truly wonderful family breakfast and certainly with our support for the Holocaust Memorial. We also helped provide the two auto-matic defibrillators, mailed out the Holocaust candles and pledged support for the new Solomon Schechter Day School. Our members are active with L'Dor V'Dor and Chevra Kadisha and the daily Minyans. We must have your support - psychologically, spiritually, physically and financially. Over a hundred of us belong to Men's Club. There are about 400 who haven't as yet. Please help make our membership drive successful. A bunch of us are working very hard to make sure the advances we have made will continue. But, we must have your backing!! Some Activities and Potential Ideas for 2004 - 2005. (Some already in place). 1. Our Soft Ball Team will be playing a 14 game schedule in championship form starting on Tuesday, June 29. (Give a yell, give a yell, give a good substantial yell!) 2. Sports Package - group tickets for Hockey, Arena Football & Baseball. 3. Roast the Rabbis Night. (Sha shtill! Goodman doesn't know about this yet!) 4. Our Family Breakfast (We had over 400 in attendance last year!!!!) 5. The Men's Club Shabbat (It's on the calendar, Yes!!! - April 9, 2005) 6. A Pancake Breakfast for the Entire Congregation ( Please remember - Kashruth spoken here!) 7. A Professionally Run Poker Tournament. Real table, real dealers, real rules and real buffet food. (OK, OK - Real prizes!) 8. A Group Cruise - co-sponsored with the Woman's League. (Definitely a biggie!) 9. A real Canadian Fishing Trip (Chartered bus, guides, shore lunches!) 10. Helping Out In The Community (Serving in soup kitchens, manning phone banks, etc.) 11. A Mini