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SHOFAR Temple Beth-El Congregation Sons of Israel & David
MARCH 2015 Volume 91 No. 5 ADAR/NISAN 5775 The Temple Beth-El Shofar is dedicated by the Chase Family Foundation.
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Dr. Joel M. Hoffman
MARCH 20 &21 March 20, 2015
6:30PM ~ 7:00PM Light Refreshments 7:00PM Shabbat Hallelu Followed by Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Joel M. Hoffman
"Three Answers to Good and Evil That Were Cut From the Bible"
March 21, 2015 9:00AM ~ 11:30AM Shabbat morning Dr. Joel M. Hoffman
"Reading Scripture through the Lens of our Shared Heritage" with an Alternative Service
DR. JOEL M. HOFFMAN focuses on bringing the Bible to life and is known for his "fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century." A popular speaker, he presents to churches, synagogues, community groups, and university audiences across the world. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College. Dr. Hoffman is the chief translator for the popular 10 - volume series, "My People's Prayer Book" (winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and for "My People's Passover Haggadah." He is the author of the critically acclaimed "In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language" (NYU Press), and the popular "And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning" (Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press). Writing under the penname: "J.M. Hoffman," he is the author of the thriller series "The Warwick Files." His latest book, "The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible," was published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press on September 2, 2014. Dr. Hoffman has made presentations to audiences across the world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Temple Beth-El 401-331-6070 [email protected] www.temple-beth-el.org
Shabbat Hallelu Sermon by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman (see cover) Abundant & filling hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 PM followed by an uplifting musical Shabbat featuring Temple Beth-El Musicians and a short D’var Torah.
Saturday, March 21 9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM Torah Study & Service with Scholar- in- Residence, Dr. Joel Hoffman (see cover) 5:45 PM
ROSH HODESH NISAN
Saturday, March 21
7:30 PM Joint Reform Shabbat Service Each year Temple Beth-El, Temple Habonim, Temple Sinai and the Newport Havurah honor our common faith and heritage through music and prayer at Joint Reform Shabbat. We hope you can join us as we celebrate Shabbat with our extended Reform Jewish Family in Rhode Island. Temple Sinai • 30 Hagen Avenue • Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Saturday, March 14 9:00 AM Torah Study with Rabbi Alan Flam 0:30 AM Shabbat Service 1 Rabbi Alan Flam Leads Soulful Worship with Cantor Judy Seplowin 5:45 PM Minyan
Rosh Hodesh Nisan is Saturday, March 21st. Look for the new moon on Friday, March 20th! Keep your eye on the night sky and you can be sure that the moon will be full ( as it has been since Biblical times ), for the celebration of Passover as we sit down at Passover Seder on the 15th of Nisan.
PARASHAT TZAV Torah: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36 Haftarah: Malachi 3:4 - 3:24 Friday, March 27 5:30 PM K’TanTan Shabbat & Dinner Young Family Shabbat Together A worship service designed especially for families with very young children. Songs, games and crafts to learn all about Shabbat. 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 28 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:30 AM Shabbat Service 5:45 PM Minyan
It took Queen Esther quite a while to understand that she had to make her own Jewish voice heard. And luckily, Esther did just that. She proceeded to save the Jewish people in her time. We celebrate that sacred moment at Purim, which this year falls on March 4th & 5th.
WS REFORM JE
Your vote in the World Zionist Congress elections will strengthen Reform Judaism’s call for the values of religious pluralism that we cherish and will grant the Reform movement influence in the quality of Jewish religious life in Israel.
Friday, April 3 ~ 15 Nissan 5775 5:45 PM FESTIVAL SERVICE This brief service of prayer and meditation ushers in the holiday. Afterwards we return home to retell freedom’s wondrous story at the Seder table. Enjoy a healthy, fulfilling Yom Tov. Saturday, April 4 9:00 AM Torah Study 10:30 AM Shabbat Service and Festival Service 5:45 PM Minyan
and register and vote the ARZA: Representing Reform Judaism in Israel slate online for the future of Israeli Jewish life. WHEN? NOW!
WHY? Help create a dynamic Reform Judaism in Israel, that includes the voices of women and men; those born Jewish and those who have chosen Judaism. The results of this election will generate funds for education, youth work, social justice and pastoral care for the Israeli Reform movement.
Vote for Greater Religious Equality
V O T E T O D AY . We Reform Jews hope to stand tall, knowing we join with Queen Esther and make our unique voices heard for the future of Judaism, and especially Judaism in Israel.
For more than forty years I have invited a congregant to address this theme on the first Shabbat of a new calendar year. I am pleased to print Lilliane Birch’s eloquent and compelling message delivered on January 2, 2015. ~ Leslie Y. Gutterman
"My Hopes & Dreams for the Future" When Rabbi Gutterman first asked me to speak about my dreams for the future many months ago, I was truly honored. Then I was terrified. After I recovered, I realized what a wonderful opportunity it was. How often does anyone get a chance to talk about their dreams for the future to a somewhat captive audience? So I started thinking about what my dreams were and decided to make a list. The list grew and grew in length. It was time to prioritize.
On the first pass, I eliminated my dream to be 6” taller in my next life with long legs and dynamite metabolism. After considerable soul searching, I narrowed the list to two big interconnected dreams. The first is that no one in this wonderful country of ours will go hungry ~ not children, not adults, not the elderly. I don’t actually want anyone in the world to live in hunger but decided to focus on the U.S. as a more manageable goal, and also because I can hear my mother’s voice in my head saying “it’s a sin for anyone to go hungry in America.” The second dream is that vast numbers of people will realize that volunteering is an essential responsibility for all of us and one that benefits the giver as well as the receiver. Both of these are near and dear to my heart.
First of all, I need to explain to you why these are my chosen dreams. To do that, I have to tell you a little bit about my parents and then about my years teaching in Providence and finally about Social Action here at Temple Beth-El. Let me start with my parents. My parents were Holocaust survivors. My mother spent close to three years in Auschwitz, from 1942-1945 when the camp was liberated. Her sole meal of the day was a watery bowl of soup with little substance or nutrition. Infrequently she was given a dry crusty piece of bread; even more infrequently a tiny pat of butter for the bread. She starved for food, day in and day out. When Auschwitz was liberated on January 27, 1945 (her 27th birthday) she had gone from 125 pounds to 85 pounds. At the same time my father was incarcerated in a Siberian labor camp north of the Arctic Circle. He, too, was enduring slow starvation. The camp was in a forest and his job was to chop down trees. You were fed by how many trees you chopped. One tree one piece of bread, two trees ~ two pieces of bread. At first, everyone chopped like crazy because they were so hungry. Soon my dad realized that people were breaking their backs and then dying from lack of food and decided it was better to always be hungry but stay alive. The war ended and both vowed never to starve again. As a matter of fact, food even played an integral role in their connecting with each other. My parents met at a party in Cracow after the war. For my dad, it was love at first sight. For my mother, not so much. He realized he needed a grand gesture to impress her. He spent an entire month’s salary to buy her one orange. Luckily it did the trick or I wouldn’t be here. Some years after, we moved to the United States. Our family was very poor. My father took the first job he could find/shoveling bread into the ovens at the Bond Bread Baking Co. in Hartford, CT. We lacked for much but we always ate well. The second factor affecting my dreams is my career. After a few false career starts, I became a math teacher in
Providence. I gradually became aware of how much hunger my students were enduring. The first inkling came when I decided to do a lesson on following directions ~ something the kids were not doing! So I brought in a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly, a loaf of bread, a knife and plate. I also brought in a carton of milk as I thought they would be thirsty after the peanut butter. I told the kids that if they could give me the directions for making the sandwich they could eat it. At first, I had a great time playing dumb. They would tell me to spread the peanut butter on the bread and I would bang on the unopened jar with the knife. But, eventually they figured it out and had some sandwiches. Then one student raised his hand and asked me where the food came from. I told him I had brought it from home. Then he asked about the milk and I said that too came from home. He was truly stunned that I had shared my family’s food with the class. I taught for many years at Mt. Pleasant High School. Our kids, however, did not come from the neighborhood but rather from the West End or South Providence. Several years ago, when the economy was tanking we began hearing of students who went home on a Friday and didn’t eat again until they came back on a Monday. I had always kept granola bars or peanut butter crackers around for the occasionally hungry kid who came to school late and missed breakfast. By my last year ~ 2009 ~ Frank and I were making pilgrimages to BJs for the giant economy size boxes of snacks because when one child would ask me for food, ten to fifteen would immediately surround my desk if I had any. The third major factor in my choice of dreams was Social Action. During the same period, I attended a Social Action Shabbat where the speaker was from Mazon (the Jewish umbrella agency that funnels money to the hungry). She told two stories that hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks. The first was about the elderly surviving on Social Security who would go dumpster diving at supermarkets to get the rejected produce. The second was about a first grade teacher who was
concerned her students were skipping breakfast. She asked them all to eat breakfast the next morning and then they would talk about what they had. Some had cereal and others toast or oatmeal. A few lucky students had waffles or pancakes. She got to the last student who said he hadn’t had breakfast. When she asked him why not, he replied, “It wasn’t my turn.” Well, what is a person supposed to do when you see hunger in the faces of the kids sitting right in front of you? Which brings me to my second dream for the future – that huge numbers of us will volunteer to help. Yes, the problem is complex, yes it is widespread, yes it may be too complicated to fix, but if we all pitch in we can help lots of people. For example, at Mount Pleasant we started a backpack program
through the joint efforts of the faculty, administration, guidance and kitchen staff. The lady who ran the cafeteria found back packs for us and hooked us up with the Food Bank. The principal gave us a closet to store food and let us have dress-down days for the teachers to raise funds. After a rocky start and weeks where the Food Bank sent us primarily cookies, we were feeding fifty families per week. Taking the food home in backpacks rather than plastic bags meant no one was the wiser as to the contents, enabling the kids to keep their pride. We can volunteer at the Food Bank or a local food pantry. We can deliver for Meals on Wheels. We can donate to a food drive ~ our own, the mail carriers, the Boy Scouts. Take your children with you when you can and they will learn about our rich tradition of Tzedakah,
of righteous giving, and also of how rewarding it is to be able to help. Let us vow in this New Year to help a hungry child or an impoverished senior or anyone in need. Let us be the answer to someone’s prayers. This is part of a prayer that was printed in the Shofar: We cannot merely pray to God to end starvation; for we already have the resources with which to feed the entire world if we would only use them wisely. Therefore we pray instead for strength, determination and willpower to do instead of merely pray, to become instead of merely to wish, that our world may be safe, and that our lives may be blessed. Because my mother was right! It is a sin for anyone to be hungry in America.
Sanctuary Seating Feedback Needed February was Jewish Disability Awareness Month ( JDAM). Rabbi Edythe Mencher, the Coordinator of the URJ Ruderman Disabilities Inclusion Initiative, recently wrote in her monthly column that “JDAM is a time to cultivate policies, programs, and congregational competencies that make it possible for people with disabilities ~ both children and adults, and their families ~ to participate fully in all facets of synagogue life.” Here at Temple Beth -El one of the ways we are thinking about accessibility and inclusiveness is to consider how our worship spaces can be made as welcoming as possible to all members. As you may know, the pews in our Chapel were recently replaced with chairs, which allow flexibility and variety
for seating configurations. The Worship Committee thought a lot about how to make that space accommodating. And now, with the support of two Temple members who are professional architects, Nathanial Ginsburg Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and Barbara Feibelman, we have begun to think about whether the main sanctuary seating might be altered to better accommodate people who use walkers or wheelchairs. Among the changes being considered is removal of pews to widen available seating spaces so that those with walkers or wheelchairs have improved access. In the coming months, you may see a series of drawings in our office entryway illustrating
some possible changes. Please take a look at them and let me know what you think. And if you or members of your family have given thought to the issue of accessible seating, or have experiences you’d like to share, I would be pleased to hear from you. Comments will be shared with the Worship Committee and the architects as we consider these changes. Rochelle Rosen, Worship Committee chair. [email protected]
P u rim Spiel WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2 015
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“Toto, we’re not in Shushan anymore”
K'TANTAN PURIM PARTY 5:30 PM
COSTUME PARADE 6:30 PM
MEGILLAH READING followed by the Purim Spiel
70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906 www.temple-beth-el.org 401- 331- 6070
The Purim celebration is funded by the BENEFACTORS
An evening with martin s. indyk Sponsored by the Granoff Family in Loving memory of Samuel Granoff
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM Temple Beth-El 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906 • • • •
U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (2013-2014) United States Ambassador to the State of Israel (1995-1997; 2000-2001) Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1997-2000) Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution
In July 2014, Ambassador Martin S. Indyk, currently vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings, returned from a leave of absence working with Secretary of State John Kerry as the U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Previously, Ambassador Indyk was the founding director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and prior to government service also the founding director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served twice as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1995-1997 and from 20002001, as Special Assistant to President Clinton and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (1993-1995), and as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs in the U.S. Department of State (1997-2000). Ambassador Indyk will analyze the dramatic developments in the Arab world - from revolution to sectarian warfare - and their impact on Iran’s bid for dominance in Israel’s neighborhood, including through its nuclear weapons program. What does it all mean for Israel’s security and its hope for peace? Our guest continues to be an active participant in the dramatic Middle East peace process that grabbed the world’s attention. He still plays a leading role in building bridges to peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. We are grateful to the Granoffs for this significant learning opportunity. For more information call: 401-331-6070 or visit www.temple-beth-el.org
Congregation Selection of Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman
February 17, 2015
Dear Congregants: We are thrilled and proud to announce the selection of Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman as our next Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Voss - Altman will join Rabbi Sarah Mack and Cantor Judy Seplowin in our Clergy to become our third Senior Rabbi in 85 years ~ a distinction unmatched by any other North American Reform Congregation. After an extensive international search by our Search Committee, approval of the Executive Committee, and then the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees, we invite you and all Temple members to meet Rabbi Voss-Altman and his wife, Annie, at a Special Meeting of Members scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM at the Silverstein Meeting Hall at Temple Beth-El. Please consider this letter notice of that Special Meeting. At that time, members will be asked to formally confirm Rabbi Voss-Altman’s engagement as Senior Rabbi. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a reception as we celebrate. We hope you make every effort to attend and welcome the Rabbi and his wife Annie. In addition to the Special Meeting of Members, members will have many other opportunities to meet our new Rabbi during the coming year. A Transition Committee is being formed which will work with the Rabbi in planning welcoming and introductory events after he joins us on July 15th. In the meantime, permit us to provide you with a brief introduction to this intelligent, warm and accomplished person. Rabbi Howard, as he is sometimes referred to, was born and raised in northern New Jersey, the son of a dentist and homemaker. He attended Duke University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Later, he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law. After successfully practicing law for almost a decade, he elected to make a career change and enrolled in the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rabbi Voss-Altman was ordained in 1999. Rabbi Voss - Altman joins us from Temple B’nai Tikvah in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he served as Senior Rabbi since 2002. In every element of congregational life; worship, counseling, education, fundraising, social action and community outreach, Temple B’nai Tikvah distinguished itself and achieved great success under the leadership and management of Rabbi Voss-Altman. The Rabbi helped grow B’nai Tikvah from 145 families when he arrived to 340 families today in a city with fewer than 8,000 Jews. If you would like a sneak preview of Rabbi Voss-Altman, we encourage you to go to Temple B’nai Tikvah’s website (http:// templebnaitikvah.org/) and view his tour of B’nai Tikvah’s sanctuary. You are also welcome to visit our website to access Rabbi VossAltman’s Personal Statement. Rabbi Howard and Annie have three children: Emilie, the eldest, is 18 and is in her first year at Queen’s University; Judah is 14 and is completing the 9th Grade and Adi, 12, is in 6th Grade and will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah in May. Annie is a prosecuting attorney for the Crown. Early in the search, our Search Committee identified the attributes it would like to see in a Senior Rabbi. Not surprisingly, in keeping with Temple Beth El’s tradition and confirming our Congregation wide survey, menschkite was highest on the list. Our next Senior Rabbi is indeed a mensch. Throughout our extensive search process Rabbi Voss-Altman fulfilled all our expectations and more. We are confident that you too will be moved by his warmth, wisdom, compassion, and intelligence. He combines the attributes of menschkite we hold so dear with those of an outstanding spiritual and congregational leader. We look forward to seeing you on March 26, 2015.
Jill Tobak, President Fred Franklin, Chair, Search Committee
With the Search Committee’s work now complete, I want to assure you that our selection process was thorough, efficient and perhaps most importantly, fair. Our committee was diverse and worked collaboratively. Moreover, we were able to reach a broad consensus at each significant touch point.
The Search Committee’s members are listed below. On behalf of our 16 members, I offer my thanks for the honor of having served the Temple at this momentous time. As for me, one priceless benefit of doing so was the affirmation of the Temple’s greatness, its sterling past and its bright future.
RABBINIC SEARCH COMMITTEE Chairman Fred J. Franklin • Susan Bazar • Mel Blake • Joseph Chazan • Kit Haspel • Daniel Kertzner • Warren Licht • Layne Mayer • Martha Fain • •
Roberts Rochelle Rosen • Alan Rosenberg • Neil Steinberg • Gail Solomon • Rachel Turner • Ted Winston • Rachel Mersky Woda •
Join us for a Congregational Shabbat Dinner on March 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM! The whole community is invited to join us for an Shabbat Dinner followed by a spirited Shabbat Service led by our Third Graders. Yes, I would love to come to the Shabbat Dinner on March 6th! Please make checks payable to Temple Beth-El. RSVP on Chaverweb or fill out this form and return by March 1st. Name of All Family Members _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ # of Adults @ $12_________ # of kid’s meals @ $8.00_________ (Maximum Family Price $40) Phone #_______________________________________________________________________ E-mail_________________________________________________________________________
Joint Reform Service Friday, March 13, 2015 7:30 PM Temple Sinai, Cranston
Join Temple Sinai, Temple Beth-El, Temple Habonim and Newport Havurah as we celebrate our common faith and heritage. Come and be a part of the extended Reform Jewish family of Rhode Island. 10 8
Shabbat Hallelu 2014-2015/5775 A Service in Song Fri, Mar 20, 2015 Fri, Apr 17, 2015 Fri, May 15, 2015 (Shabbat Hallelu Service & 82nd High School Graduation) A service in song, featuring Temple Beth-El musicians. Light refreshments served at 6:30 pm Services at 7:00 pm
K’TANTAN 2014-2015 at Temple Beth-El
Funded by The Frances & David Friedman Family Fund
K’tantan is a wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat and Holidays with children aged birth - 5 We gather for joyful singing and community dinner.
All are welcome!
Join us for a brief service at 5:30 pm followed by dinner
Holiday and Special Events
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March 4 Purim Carnival, Celebration & Costume Parade 5:30 pm May 16 Havdalah & Dinner 5:30 pm
Temple Beth-El 70 Orchard Ave Providence, RI 02906 401-331-6070
Campaign to Endow the
Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL At the Florida reunion on January11, ninety-two congregants who live or winter in Florida applauded when Stuart Feldman, Temple Vice President announced that Temple Beth-El is poised to embark on a multi-million dollar Campaign to Endow the Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman Religious School. Stuart remarked, “Once fully funded, our Religious School will provide a Jewish education for our youngsters in perpetuity and all whose children wish a fine Jewish education can do so regardless of their ability to pay.” Stuart garnered support for the campaign at the Board of Trustees meeting on January 20. He further announced Stuart Feldman that as of that evening, "we have raised almost $1,400,000 with a major lead gift from David Isenberg.” David eloquently stated that he thought long and hard about his gift, and decided that it was something he has wanted to do.
His family has a long history at Beth-El, both his parents Dorothy & Jay Isenberg were instrumental in many fundraisers, and taught David the importance of giving back to the community. The Dorothy & Jay Isenberg Fund continues to support music programs at Beth-El. David’s gift is earmarked for scholarships within the Religious School. Stuart Halpert who lives in Washington, David Isenberg D.C. is no longer a member of Beth - El. However, he was one of the first to send a major gift in honor of Les. Stuart writes, ”Leslie has been a wonderful touchstone for me and my family in Providence throughout his tenure. And as for the Temple, I personally began my Sunday School sessions on Broad Street. I was present for the laying of the cornerstone for the then ‘new’ Temple [on Orchard Ave.] …This [campaign] is a
wonderful opportunity for the Halpert Family to honor Leslie and lend our support to the Endowment of the Religious School.”
Stuart D. Halpert
Through the Campaign to Endow the Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman Religious School each of us will be forever linked to this great Rabbi and ensure that the temple will be a beacon of light for the next 160 years. All great institutions bear the signature of their builders. There can be no better, more meaningful way to honor our families or memorialize loved ones than through a gift to this campaign. To learn more about the campaign, dedication opportunities or to make a pledge, payable over five years, please contact Ruby Shalansky, Fundraising and Development, 401-331- 6070 or [email protected] temple-beth-el.org.
Florida Reunion Ninety - two people gathered with Bonnie & Donald Dwares for “Retirement Florida Brunch” in honor of Temple Beth-El’s Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman at the Palm Beach Country Club ~ January 11, 2015.
Todah Rabah (Thank you)
Bonnie & Donald Dwares for sponsoring this wonderful event!
SISTERHOOD news Hello
f rom Sis terho o d This month we are very excited for this year’s Joanne Forman Film Festival and our March Open
Bringing Birthday Parties to Homeless Children
The Sisterhood/Brotherhood Family Event: Disney's Frozen Sing-A-Long held on January 11th was a great success. Families enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of singing and dancing to the film, special Frozen-
Board Meeting with
Learn more about Sisterhood’s latest Community Service project at:
a community service
Temple Beth-El Sisterhood’s
Koach to our planning committee: Amanda
Annual March Open Board Meeting
Deaner, Lynda Golditch, Karen Isenberg,
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015 7:00 PM Temple Beth-El ~ Silverstein Meeting Hall
Jill Mercado, Elaine Sandy, and Liz Willey.
project for Birthday Wishes. Thank you to Film Festival CoChairs Ellen Silverman
you to Elaine Sandy
Presentation by Birthday Wishes The mission of Birthday Wishes is to provide birthday parties for homeless children. They believe that all children, regardless of their living situation, should celebrate their birthdays joyfully, surrounded by family, friends, and others who care.
* Please consider bringing to the meeting
and Katherine Cowett and everyone on the committee for putting together a dynamic series of films. Thank
the Birthday Wishes project. Cheryl Greenfield & Karen Isenberg Co - Presidents
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FAMILY EVENT: FROZEN SING-A-LONG A GREAT SUCCESS
a new, unwrapped gift for a child, or gift card for teens (Target, Old Navy, Walmart, etc.) Visit birthdaywishes.org for more ideas.
Agenda includes: Presentation of 2015 - 2016 slate of officers, and preview of next year’s calendar. RSVP to Rona at Temple: (401) 331- 6070.
themed crafts, games, and food. Yasher
Special thank you to Brotherhood President John Catania, David Goldstein, Max Guarino, and David Yopak for all of their help.
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Brotherhood NEWS There is no “fooling” around this April for the Brotherhood ! Think about the “GREATEST” Jewish comedians in history.
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The Marx Brothers, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles, Milton Berle, The Three Stooges, and so MANY more.
Isn’t it a shame that you didn’t get to see them all in person? Well, there is a great Jewish humorist that you can see in person, and you don’t even have to pay big money to see him! Not only that, you don’t have to go to a big hall, or theater to see him either. Just come to your very own Temple Beth-El Meeting Hall on SUNDAY, APRIL 12th at 9:00 AM. You’ll enjoy our famous Brotherhood breakfast at our annual “Herbert Wagner Memorial Breakfast”, and then enjoy the history, and storytelling, of our very own Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman. The last time Brotherhood featured this program we filled the room to capacity. Contact Rona in the office to reserve your place. There is NO CHARGE to attend. Don’t you dare miss it !
this year’s proud to honor so al is d oo rh Brothe
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Gutterman Rabbi Leslie Y. SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015
*A Patrons & Professional Donation was received from Barrie Shore
Brotherhood is also proud to honor this year’s Charles Lindenbaum “Person of the year” on Saturday, April 18th . . . Rabbi Leslie Y.Gutterman. We’ll celebrate the presentation of the award, as well as our Annual Installation of Officers. This year, Brotherhood is proud to announce that we will be awarding three college scholarships, to our outstanding graduating students. We are grateful to the generosity of The Pearle W. and Martin M. Silverstein Foundation, the Gertrude N. and Seebert J. Goldowsky Foundation, our fellow Brotherhood brother David Isenberg, and a very generous anonymous donor. This April at Temple Beth El will see two, once in a lifetime events you will never forget. Be sure to mark your calendars now, and join us for the special memories.
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PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES SAY
"Farewell to Shabbat" On SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th, families of students in Pre-School and Kindergarten gathered together to learn about the special ceremony which ends Shabbat and “separates” it from the beginning of a new week. Havdalah, a Hebrew word meaning “division” or “separation” is performed on Saturday evening after three stars appear in the sky. The Havdalah service recognizes the separation between light and dark, between Shabbat and the rest of the week, and between the holy and the ordinary. Families worked together to create their own Havdalah symbols ~ braided candles, candle holders, wine cups, and besamim (spices) boxes, and also designed very beautiful Shabbat pillowcases. They participated in a lovely Havdalah service led by Cantor Seplowin and Debbie Waldman, and then wished each other a Shavua Tov, a good week.
On SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, parents and children in grades 4, 5, and 6 were treated to a unique Family Workshop (based on the game show “To Tell the Truth”) learning about Biblical personalities. For one hour, they studied Bible and other texts about Miriam, Aaron, Elijah, or Joshua. They learned all about their lives, activities, and unique characteristics and experiences, and became experts on the life of their character. The families prepared questions that they would use in helping to determine which of three “contestants” was telling the truth about their identity. Our wonderful “contestants” entertained us with clever answers during the questioning sessions and the students then “voted” on who they thought was the real person telling the truth. Our thanks to our fabulous contestants:
”TO TELL THE TRUTH: The Bible Bunch”
MIRIAM ~ Shannon Boucher, Avis Gunther-Rosenberg, Debbie Waldman AARON ~ Steven Kahan, Rabbi Mack, Estelle Millman ELIJAH ~ Paula Bodo, Alan Rosenberg, Gilad Seckler JOSHUA ~ Stanley Freedman, Erin Moseley, Cantor Seplowin
Operation Comfort Pack On SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, students in the upper grades of our Religious School came together to work on their fifth annual Social Action mitzvah project, Operation Comfort Pack. Operation Comfort Pack was founded in 2009 by a young woman in Rhode Island, Jessica Spellun. Operation Comfort Pack seeks to assist children in the foster care system in our state. It can be very traumatic for a child, being taken from their home and put into an emergency foster care situation; many times, they leave their homes and bring nothing with them. Operation Comfort Pack is dedicated to providing an easier transition for these children and helps to comfort them during this difficult time. By donating backpacks filled with necessary items to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) of Rhode Island, these foster children receive belongings and comfort items they can keep and call their own. The backpacks are filled with stuffed animals, pajamas, school supplies, books, toiletries, card games, toys and more. Our students worked together and created colorful and comfy fleece blankets to add to each backpack which will provide a sense of warmth, comfort and love to the recipients. Not only will our students be helping those in need in our community, but they learned about the fundamental values of compassion, and understanding…a wonderful lesson in tikkun olam!
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IN OUR SYNAGOGUE
A Blessing On Your Head Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov
Nikki & Ken Hamburger on the birth of their daughter, Ziva Lela Hamburger, December 27, 2014 Madeline Kirsch, daughter of Nancy & Ken Kirsch on becoming a Bat Mitzvah in Israel.
MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAYS IN OUR FAMILY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH We are pleased to honor members who are celebrating their 100 th birthday, and beyond, as well as anniversaries of those who are celebrating their first, fifth, tenth, twenty - fifth, and fifty plus celebrations. Anniversaries Karen & John Angelo ~ 25 years Susan & Herbert Triedman ~ 57 years Janice & Jordan Rice ~ 60 years Milestone Birthdays Jerome Corwin ~ 102 years old Bess Lindenbaum ~ 104 years old Ida Paster ~ 103 years old
IN OUR FAMILY A Clinical Professorship at The Miriam Hospital has been established in honor of Rabbi Gutterman. Rabbi Mack delivered the benediction at the inauguration of Governor Gina Raimondo and Rabbi Gutterman delivered a prayer at the inauguration of Mayor Scott Avedesian whom he taught at Providence College. Andrew Bramson & Dean Weinberg were invited to join the 2015 Class of Leadership Rhode Island. Henry Mayer, son of Layne Mayer and Kurt Mayer, and Joseph Zurier, son of Lauren & Sam Zurier, grandson of Janet & Mel Zurier, have been nominated to become United States Presidential Scholars, which recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished high school seniors.
YIZKOR ELOHIM The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of: DAVID BOTVIN 4 Tevet 5775 26 December 2014 ABRAHAM HORVITZ 7 Shevat 5775 27 January 2015 STANLEY ARONSON 8 Shevat 5775 28 January 2015 ARLENE R. LUBER 25 Shevat 5775 14 February 2015 ROSLYN MARKOFF 26 Shevat 5775 15 February 2015
HONOR THY NAME PLAQUES Honor Thy Name Plaques continue to provide members with an opportunity to remember a loved one or to honor someone dear. Inscribed plaques are affixed to a seat of your choice in either the Rosalie and Norman Fain Sanctuary or the Herman L. Bennett Chapel. Donations to establish a plaque enhance the Temple’s Endowment. The Temple is grateful to: Bernice Gourse in memory of my sister Dorothy Nelson with Love Bunny Gourse in loving memory of my dear friend, Audrey Bieder Bill Geffner in loving memory of Dorothy Nelson Susan & Thomas Hynes Family in loving memory of Aunt Dotty Nelson
IN MEMORIAM The congregation notes with sorrow the passing of:
Kris Harvey, Sister of Robin Stern
Presented by the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El Sundays at 2:00 PM in March
“Embracing Differences” Everyone is welcome to join us in the Temple Beth-El Meeting Hall, 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI, for our exciting Film Festival. Come and enjoy our films, inspiring moderators, and refreshments. Admission is free. SUNDAY, MARCH 8th “Promises” (with subtitles) Discussion with Rabbi Sarah Mack, Temple Beth-El
This powerful Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning film follows the journey of a filmmaker who meets with both Israeli and Palestinian children to discuss the Middle East conflict. SUNDAY, MARCH 15th “The Jewish Cardinal” (with subtitles) Discussion with Mike Fink, Professor of Film and Literature, Rhode Island School of Design
This drama depicts the true story of Jewish born Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was raised by a French family, converted to Catholicism, and later became a leader in the Catholic Church. SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd “Praying with Lior” Discussion with Peter Quattromani, Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island
This documentary follows Lior Liebling, a spiritually gifted boy with
DECEMBER 1, 2014 to JANUARY 31, 2015
“...who donates much to charity becomes the richer for it...”
BERNICE & SANFORD WHITE FUND Enhances adult and family education
In Memory of mother, HELEN WHITE and step - mother, BERNICE WHITE
BETTY PRESSER FUND
Supports music programs
In Memory of DORA FINKLER and CORI MAASS
In Memory of mother, MARTHA MICHAELS and father, THOMAS MICHAELS
CANTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
Linda Wolf Mark Schneider
In Honor of MORGAN ELIZABETH WOLF becoming a Bat Mitzvah In Memory of JACK LAZAR
CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION FUND Enhances the Temple cemetery’s landscaping
Harry Shore Nancy Lerner, Irving & Jacob Fain Harry Shore Sandra Krinsky Lillian Golden Harry Shore
In Memory of sister, ROSE MILLER STEVEN L. LERNER BEATRICE NEMTZOW SHORE BRETT JAY FAIN DAVID M. GOLDEN MAX SHORE
CHARLOTTE SIMON KENNER MEMORIAL FUND
For any purpose the Temple’s Board of Trustees deems worthy
In Memory of mother, MURIEL S. FLANZBAUM and grandmother, ETTA M. SIMON
DAVID A. COHEN FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND Provides support and development of resources for “special needs” children in the Temple Beth-El Religious School
David A. Cohen Annette & Jason Grant Andrea & David Reiser, Ben, Jake, Zack and Matt David A. Cohen Annette & Jason Grant
In Memory of SOL WHITE JOEL KRINSKY PATRICIA R. COHEN, SOL M. WHITE and MILTON P. REISER PATRICIA R. COHEN BRETT JAY FAIN
DR. RAQUEL, NATHAN, & DR. RONALD SHAPIRO FUND
For Religious School scholarships
Dr. Ronald Shapiro
In Memory of parents, DR. RAQUEL & NATHAN SHAPIRO
Helps to establish financial security for the Temple
Billie & Charles Fischer
In Honor of MARTIN UFFER on his special birthday
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Adele Kay MARTIN UFFER on his special birthday Sylvia Strauss EVELYN SALTZMAN on her special birthday Judy & Howie Weiser MARTIN UFFER on his special birthday Joyce Friedman MARTIN UFFER on his special birthday Sarah Sinclair & RABBI LESLIE GUTTERMAN Peter Scoliard In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Chase ABBOTT DRESSLER Susan R. LaPidus parents, WILLIAM P. and ANNA F. HERMAN Bev & Harlan Rich HELGA WALDMAN Patty & Melvin Alperin ABBOTT DRESSLER Roberta & Steven Lasser DOROTHY NELSON and ANTONIO AZEVEDO Cynthia Perlis & Fred Lurmann LINDA FRANKLIN Susan Tejada & Carolyn Gold CORI MAASS Margi & Neal White ROBERT LEVY Allan Martin RICHARD MISCH Gloria & Martin Feibish ABBOTT DRESSLER Lisa Koffler mother, JUDITH KOFFLER and uncle, STEPHEN KOFFLER Lisa Koffler maternal grandparents, FREIDA & ABRAHAM ABRAMSON and paternal grandparents, JESSIE & IRVING KOFFLER Gloria Feibish BENJAMIN ZIAS Carolyn & Sonny Botvin MAX BOTVIN Hon. & Mrs. Bruce M. Selya HERMAN SELYA Linda & Jim Cherney DOROTHY NELSON Carol & Tom Mitchell DOROTHY NELSON Jean & Steven Bienenfeld DOROTHY NELSON Mr. & Mrs. James Abramson LILA SAPINSLEY Barbara Walsh mother, ETHEL WALSH FAY GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND
Funds small Torahs as gifts to students who are consecrated at Temple
In Honor of cousin, MARTIN UFFER on his special birthday In Memory of IRVINA ROSS-KATZ
FAY & ROBERT STEINBERG FUND
Supports interfaith families and programs at Temple Beth-El
Eugenia, Neil, Jason and Eric Steinberg
In Memory of FEN FANG AND CHENG YUAN SHAO and FAY & ROBERT STEINBERG
FELDMAN GENERATIONS FUND
For programming to promote Jewish continuity and/or youth leadership
Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Robbie & Steven Lasser Jocelyn & Carl Feldman
In Honor of TOVIA & JASON SIEGEL on their 60th anniversary CARL FELDMAN for a healthy New Year In Memory of JUDITH C. SMITH and DAVID BOTVIN
ARNOLD FELDMAN and THOMAS BERNARD FELDMAN ARLINE BUNNY FELDMAN Speedy Recovery to CARL FELDMAN
FINE ARTS FUND
For purchase and maintenance of fine art and Judaica
Rosalea Cohn Phyllis Goldberg Sheila & Irving Troob Jane & Alan Jacober Reva & Milton Lewis Bennett Berman Sheila & Arnold Kaufman Anne Martha & Dr. John Pitegoff Jean & Joel Bernstein Diana & Bob Glashow Gail & Jim Galkin Gail & Jim Galkin Pat & Mel Blake Gail & Jim Galkin
In Appreciation In Honor of BONNIE & DONALD DWARES for hosting the Florida Brunch RABBI GUTTERMAN In Memory of AUDREY BIEDER MELVIN GORDON RAYMOND LAURANS SHEILA GERSHMAN DUERDEN SHEILA GERSHMAN DUERDEN SHERYL BERNSTEIN ABBOTT DRESSLER RACHEL GLICK ABBOTT DRESSLER ROSALINE JACOBSON ROBERT LEVY
Enhances program opportunities for very young families (K’Tantan)
In Memory of ROBERT KRASNER and CAROLE MILLMAN DAVID FRIEDMAN AND LARRY FRIEDMAN BETTYE KENNISON SOPHER STEVEN SANDY DOROTHY NELSON, ABBOTT DRESSLER and ROBERT KRASNER
GENERAL OPERATING FUND In Appreciation Lifelong Learning Collaborative HINEINU
Temple Beth-El’s caring community
Robert Shapiro Nancy & Sam Riffle
In Memory of DOROTHY SHAPIRO BLANCHE RIFFLE
HAZEL & STANLEY GROSSMAN FUND For general use as needed
In Memory of BERTHA FREUDENBERG
IRVING JAY FAIN FUND
Helps support health and pension benefits of Temple retirees and employees
In Memory of wife, LARISA REIDER
JOSEPH H. COHEN MUSIC FUND Sponsors a music Shabbat
Supports the beautification of Temple grounds
In Appreciation Mim & Ed Hochman In Memory of Ellen & Mark Silverman RICHARD KUH Ellen, Mark & Emily Silverman MORTON SILVERMAN
LARRY H. FRIEDMAN FAMILY FUND
Supports arts enrichment in the Religious School
FRANCES & DAVID FRIEDMAN YOUNG FUND
Diane & Bob Ducoff Diane & Bob Ducoff Wesley Alpert Elaine & Bob Sandy Diane & Bob Ducoff
JULES P. GOLDSMITH TEMPLE GROUNDS FUND
In Memory of grandparents, ALBERT RAPPORT and MINNIE LEVITT
Diane & Bob Ducoff Diane & Bob Ducoff Diane & Bob Ducoff Marilyn & Glenn Shealey Diane & Bob Ducoff
In Honor of LAURI & MICHAEL FRIEDMAN on their anniversary marriage of LESLIE FRIEDMAN & EVAN HARVEY LYNN BELKIN on her birthday and LEXI FRIEDMAN on her birthday In Memory of EDWARD HEATH KRAMER LARRY FRIEDMAN and DAVID FRIEDMAN
Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Evelyn Saltzman
LEONARD C. MANDELL MUSIC FUND
Enhances worship services through music
Jocelyn & Carl Feldman Ellen, Mark & Emily Silverman
In Honor of EVELYN SALTZMAN on her special birthday In Memory of LOUIS L. FRIEDMAN
LOUIS & PHYLLIS DRESS YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Provides need-based assistance for youth and travel to Israel
Mim & Ed Hochman Dorothy Rosen Sondra Price Carolyn & Sonny Botvin Terry & Harry Mancoll Ardean Botvin Ardean & David Botvin Carole Robrish Susan H. Brown Randi Sterrn and Carl Rosenblatt Donna & Rich Sandler Audrey Shapiro Bobby Hofenberg, Bob Lubin and Marc Paige Mim & Ed Hochman Sylvia Strauss Joyce Schreiber Tesler Dr. & Mrs. Robert Luber Claire & Harold Krasner Marilyn & Julius Levine Sandy & Jay Strauss Phyllis Goldberg Lisa & Michael Schreiber Donna & Charles Dress Bernard Bieder Nancy Lovett Ina & Bernard Wasserman Richard Wasserman David Wasserman Nancy & Gene Rubenstein
In Honor of LAWRENCE GATES In Memory of ANNIE MILLER BEATRICE RUSS and DAVID BOTVIN DORIS CHARREN and DAVID BOTVIN ARNOLD FELDMAN, LILLIAN SIMONE, DAVID BOTVIN and HERBERT GLICK SHEILA GERSHMAN DUERDEN ALFRED SORMANTI DAVID BOTVIN DAVID BOTVIN DAVID BOTVIN DAVID BOTVIN DAVID BOTVIN DAVID BOTVIN DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID
Jane & David Ryter Esther Preiss Robin Rittenberg Dorothy & Don Horowitz Cherrie Fleisher-Strauss Debra Fleisher Livingston Jane & Alan Jacober Joanne & Shelly Summer Borrah Weiner and Barbara Finklestein Linda & Charles Bolechronis Laurie Adler Claire & Nancy Bercovitz Dolly Misch Carolyn & Harold Salk Beverly & Robert Goldblatt
DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID DAVID
In Honor of granddaughter, JACQUELINE WOLFE on her birthday naming of great-granddaughter, IDA SILBERBERG CAROLYN & WILLIAM WOLFE on their anniversary BONNIE & DONALD DWARES for hosting the Florida Brunch In Memory of DOROTHY NELSON
MAX I. MILLMAN FUND
Provides awards for outstanding Religious School teachers
Ruth & Ed Fink Ruth & Ed Fink
In Memory of MAX BERKELHAMMER her mother, CECELIA BERKELHAMMER
MELVIN & ELEANORE FRANK FUND
Assists students participating in Religious School field trips
Lois & Burton Fain
In Memory of beloved mother, DOROTHY O. JAGOLINZER
MICHAEL S. ROBERTS FUND
Enhances educational opportunities for youth in Religious School and/or youth groups
Jane & Alan Jacober Francey Nathan
In Memory of JEREMY BERNSTEIN ABBIE ULLIAN-COREY and JEREMY BERNSTEIN
Jane & Alan Jacober Reva & Milton Lewis Morrisa B. Zwetchkenbaum Sharon & Perry Garber Leslie Nan and Robert Haberman, Allisyn & Harley Sylvia Strauss Tina & Philip Jameson Harriet Samors Lauren Gross Shirley & Raymond Wasser Norman Jay Bolotow Lee Krasner
In Memory of DOROTHY NELSON DAVID BOTVIN mother, ROSE Y. BASSECHES DR. MARTIN GARBER AUDREY BIEDER mother, CLAIRE SUNDEL ELWIN ROSENBAUM MARTHA F. SAGOFF CAROLE MILLMAN cousin, CAROLE MILLMAN CHARLES BOLOTOW, BETTY WEINSTEIN BOLOTOW and HAROLD A. WINSTEAD BOB KRASNER
Tovia & Jason Siegel Tovia & Jason Siegel Sharon & Perry Garber Steven Lasser Joan Gelch and Morris Weintraub Sharon & Perry Garber Toby Schmulowitz and Ida Schmulowitz Morris Weintraub Estelle R. Milllman Estelle R. Milllman Harriet Samors Carolyn & Harold Salk
EDITH LIBBE MANCOLL ALLEN MELLAMED DAVID LICKER PHYLLIS LASSER DOROTHY NELSON beloved daughter, JOLIE SAVDIE JEANNE SCHMULOWITZ FLORENCE WEINTRAUB LINDA PALEY FRANKLIN, IRA RAKATANSKY and ANTONIO AZEVEDO ELWIN ROSENBAUM and CHELSEA CLARENCE EDMONDS VIOLA HILLSON and MILDRED SAMORS SAMUEL H. SALK and RUTH SALK
NEWTON B. COHN FUND
Ellen S. Cohn
In Memory of NEWTON B. COHN
PAULA GOLDEN MEMORIAL FUND Flowers for the High Holy Days
David Golden and Barbara Fine
In Memory of DOROTHY NELSON
PRAYER BOOK FUND
For purchase of prayer books for worship services including High Holidays
Sandra P. Cerel Sylvia Strauss Lynn & Laurence Pohl Linda & Nat Baker
In Memory of MURRAY I. CEREL CLAIRE SUNDEL PHILIP POHL ABBOTT DRESSLER
RABBI GUTTERMAN'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Appreciation Jay Goodman Sherman Starr Faye & Robert Stolzman Max Dittelman Bernard Bieder Joan Sapinsley In Honor of Barbara & Jerry Lavine RABBI GUTTERMAN In Memory of Marilyn Schlossberg DOROTHY NELSON and DAVID BOTVIN Fannie Shore AUDREY BIEDER, DAVID BOTVIN, DOROTHY NELSON and LILA SAPINSLEY Donna Kimmel and MICHAEL E. KIMMEL Marilyn Nappen Susan Chernov ROSE UNGER Dr. Robert & Mrs. Susan Bahr LORE BAHR Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm McInnis RICHARD MISCH Randi & Stephen Wasserman ALLAN WASSERMAN Sandra Hamolsky father, SOLOMON ROSMAN Sandra Hamolsky mother, BERTHA ROSMAN Alan L. Swartz JACK SWARTZ Marjorie Jaffe LORRAINE GLICK Banice M. Webber DR. JOSEPH B. WEBBER Shirley Shapiro GERTRUDE SNYDER Sandra Hamolsky JOHN HAMOLSKY Hannah & Jack Feibelman RABBI MAURICE DAVIS
LENORE GROSS ALBERT BERLINSKY ROSE SHOCKET SAMUEL BAZAR SEYMOUR GEWIRTZ HAROLD SHAPIRO MARYBETH RICCI ALBERT & KATY BERLINSKY all her LOVED ONES MARILYN GRANT
RABBI MACK'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In Memory of Beverly & Banice Bazar HENRIETTA WISHNEVSKY Mark Schneider DORA LAZAR Barbara Tannenbaum and KENNETH DUTTON Cliff Dutton Mark Schneider ABRAHAM SCHNEIDER REMEMBERANCE FUND
Randy & Benjie Rubinstein Elaine & Howard Weiss Gloria & Sam Jarcho
In Memory of MURRAY I. CEREL SAUL SPITZ and NATHAN WEISS DAVID BRANDT
RICHARD & EVELYN SEIGLE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND For Religious School scholarships
Evelyn & Richard Seigle Anita & Mark Steiman Anita & Mark Steiman Helene & Lawrence Gates Jane & Alan Jacober Joanne & Shelly Summer Helene & Lawrence Gates Anita Solomon Sarah Goldberg Evelyn & Richard Seigle Anita & Mark Steiman
In Honor of JERROLD L. LAVINE on his special birthday STUART AARONSON on his special birthday birth of ZIVA LELA HAMBURGER In Memory of DOROTHY NELSON ABBOTT DRESSLER SHEILA GERSHMAN DUERDEN ABBOTT DRESSLER CAROLE MILLMAN ABRAHAM SIMON SAUL SEIGLE DOROTHY NELSON and DAVID BOTVIN
Laurie & David Sholes
In Memory of ESTHER LEAH BLOOM
SOCIAL ACTION FUND
Provides funds for social action or social concern
Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer Hilary & Neal Zwicker Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer Karen & Michael Isenberg Marion J. Goldsmith Rosalind & Alvin Kurzer Barbara Cohen The Matt Family
In Honor of SYLVIA STRAUSS on her special birthday In Memory of SHIRLEY LEVIN ELAINE L. COHEN ANDREW ERNST STEVEN SANDY dear husband, JAMES GOLDSMITH DEAR FATHER of John Graves STEVEN SORIN EUGENE SCHWARTZ and ALLAN WASSERMAN
STRAUSS VIDEO FUND
Purchases videos for William G. Braude Library
Sandy & Alan Samdperil
In Memory of DOROTHY SAMDPERIL
SUMNER MARSHALL SAKLAD BOOK FUND
Purchases children’s books for the William G. Braude Library
Eleanor & Bill Hillman
In Honor of PAUL FRADIN on his special birthday
THEODORE & PAUL MARKOFF FUND Supports music programs
Sandra & Erwin Goldman Roslyn Markoff
In Memory of DOROTHY NELSON ABBOTT DRESSLER and ALLEN MARKOFF
Shirley Shapiro Everett Berlinsky Lillian Zarum Banice Bazar Henry Gewirtz Shirley Shapiro Christine Newman Everett Berlinsky Sandra Hamolsky Linda & Dick Silverman
Supports purchasing and repairing Torahs
William C. Hillman Wesley Alpert
In Memory of HAROLD S. HILLMAN, II JACOB ALBERT
WALTER & BERNICE AXELROD FUND
Promotes Jewish continuity through programs such as outreach to the unaffiliated
In Memory of ANTONIO F. AZEVEDO
WILLIAM G. BRAUDE LIBRARY FUND For purchase of new library books
Carolyn & Harold Salk Jane & Alan Jacober, Andrew, Suzanne and Evan Sharon & Perry Garber Rachel S. Siegel Mary & David Kitzes Sharon & Perry Garber Sarah Siegel & Paul Stein Toby K. Garten Michael B. Nulman and Lisa T. Nulman Nancy Lovett & Family Carolyn & Harold Salk Leila & Sheldon Sock Marilyn & Julius Levine Hannah & Jack Feibelman Peter L. Goldman Dorothy & Jerry London Robert Berman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Luber Carolyn & Harold Salk Mary & David Kitzes Susan & Charles Hahn Joan Kwiatkowski and Michael Tauber
In Honor of EVELYN SALTZMAN on her special birthday mother and grandmother, FANNIE M. SHORE ROSALIND & ALVIN KURZER on their 60th anniversary TOVIA & JASON SIEGEL on their 60th anniversary CYNTHIA SELYA on her special birthday BEA SHWARTZ on her milestone birthday TOVIA & JASON SIEGEL on their 60th anniversary In Memory of ABRAHAM KATZ EDITH NULMAN RAUL L. LOVETT SHIRLEY LEVIN EVA SOCK WILBERT FRIEDLANDER CAROLYN ZIMMERMAN and SADIE DAVIS SIDNEY GOLDMAN EVELYN LONDON and LILLIAN LONDON LILLIAN BERMAN ROTTENBERG MARTIN J. BERNSTEIN AUDREY BIEDER HYMAN JACOBSON and ELWIN ROSENBAUM ABBOTT DRESSLER WALTER TAUBER
Dr. Simon Horenstein Jane Beth Petrarca Sylvia Sapir Barbara & Arun Singh Marilyn & Julius Levine Pat & Mel Blake Elaine Buckler Mary & David Kitzes Susan H. Brown Carolyn & Harold Salk
BETTY-RUTH PICKETT, SARAH SCHUMAN and ISADORE HORENSTEIN SAMUEL COOPERMAN HENRY KUTIK FRIEDA SCHACHTER FANNIE FRIEDLANDER KRONICK DOROTHY NELSON PETER BOTVIN and BARNEY BUCKLER ABBOTT DRESSLER, DOROTHY NELSON and LILA SAPINSLEY STEPHEN BROWN, ELEANOR BROWN, IRMA BROWN and SIMON HAHN Speedy Recovery to EVELYN SALTZMAN
ZURIER FAMILY FUND
Supports the Temple’s archives and museum
M.B. Forman Anne & Gerald Sherman Janet & Mel Zurier
In Memory of HARRY FORMAN ZELDA HANSON HELEN MEYER and DAVID BOTVIN
Temple Beth-El Congregation Sons of Israel & David
Paula Annenberg Neil Benharris Lilliane Birch Lesley Bogad Andrew Bramson John Catania Fred Franklin Jason Freedman James Galkin Suzanne Gilstein Nathaniel Ginsburg Cheryl Greenfield Nikki Hamburger Robin Homonoff David Isenberg Karen Isenberg Jamie Manville Andy Matt Layne Mayer Beth Mazor Alan Moskoff Lynn Rakatansky Rochelle Rosen Andrew Rosenzweig Deborah Salinger Robert Sandy Gary Schine Jennifer Schnirman Gail Solomon
Vice-President, Operations Ellis Waldman [email protected] Vice-President, Planning & Development Lewis Weiner [email protected] temple-beth-el.org Vice-President, Community Relations & Programs Stuart Feldman VPCommunityRelations&Programs @temple-beth-el.org Vice-President, Worship Practices & Lifelong Learning Robert Stolzman VPLifelongLearning&Worship @temple-beth-el.org Treasurer Dean Weinberg [email protected] Secretary Tonya Glantz [email protected]
Scott Turner Lauren Weinstock Max Winograd Rachel Mersky Woda
HONORARY TRUSTEES Stuart Aaronson David B. Casten Joseph A. Chazan Rosalea Cohn Carl Feldman Judge Richard J. Israel Kenneth Kirsch Lee Krasner Nan Levine Frederick Levinger Susann Mark Melvin Zurier
SHOFAR Temple Beth-El
Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT No. 863 Providence, RI
Congregation Sons of Israel & David 70 Orchard Avenue Providence, RI 02906-5402
The Shofar is published by the Harold A. Winstead Charitable Trust in his memory.
Because of REGULATIONS PROTECTING PATIENT PRIVACY, hospitals no longer provide patient lists. If you want a visit from the Cantor or Rabbis, please inform the Temple Office, 331- 6070.