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  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue

    Taking an Inward Look

    As we enter into these Days of Awe, we prepare ourselves by taking a cheshbon ha-nefesh, or an inventory of the soul. An inventory of the soul means that we take a meaningful look inwards to account for who we are and what we have become. If you were to make a list of all the characteristics that you would like to be a part of you, what would they be? Its very likely a lot of us would select the same attributes. We want to be patient, loving to those who love us, fair in our dealings, less angry when we get upset. Perhaps others would select wanting to spend more time with their family, spending less time at work, learning how not to let the little things agitate us so much. None of us are perfect. And while we can each make a list of our own cheshbon ha-nefesh, fulfilling our earnest pledges to act and think differently throughout the year is indeed a daunting task. In fact, if we truly made a list of everything we would like to change about ourselves heading into these High Holidays, and set out to fulfill those pledges to change, we would become a different person, unrecognizable to our family and friends.

    God designed us in such a way that we each have flaws. We are not perfect, nor can we ever become perfect. But that doesnt mean that we shouldnt always try to perfect ourselves, even though we know we will fall short in some, if not many, areas. However, one brings joy into his or her life by going through the process of taking an inventory of the soul, and pledging to wholeheartedly try our best to improve those aspects of our life wherein we fall short. We become better people simply by knowing that we have our limitations, and that we are going to try to better ourselves and the world that we live in. That process, and that level of intimate introspection, is God-inspired, and is both enlightening and fulfilling. Ultimately, by bringing God into the process of self-reflection, we bring joy and happiness into our hearts. G'mar Hatimah Tovah - May You Be Sealed for a Good Year in the Book of Life! Rabbi Rosenkranz

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    Rabbis voice

    Bimonthly Newsletter of Temple Beth Torah, Wellington, Florida

    SHALOM

    Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz

  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue

    What an extraordinary time for Temple Beth Torah! As we start our New Year, we welcome Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz and his family as well as many other new families to our congregation. The excitement is palpable and I am feeling renewed, both physically and spiritually. Our community has been on a journey for thirty-six years and it seems to me that we are about to witness some monumental shifts that will only send us soaring. ! I am beyond thrilled to be working with my friend and colleague. Rabbi and I were students together at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and our friendship, in its fourteenth year, has continued to build as we have raised our families together here in South Florida. I

    know that you, our congregational family, will immediately feel the warmth that emanates from both Rabbi Andrew and Rabbi Erica Rosenkranz. How blessed we are! ! I am also excited to be starting our Bar/Bat Mitzvah season. Our students have been working hard, even while away at camp, and are very much looking forward to taking their place as adults in our community. Please come support them and celebrate Shabbat with all of us. It would brighten the smiles of both of your clergy to see you on a Saturday morning, for a kehillah kedoshah, a sacred community, is enhanced by the participation of us all through study, prayer and acts of loving kindness. As we head into the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, let us each uncover the spark of God that exists within ourselves so that, together, we can bring the very best of us as we prepare to face the Source of Life. May the coming year strengthen our bonds with each other and may we all approach 5775 with a sense of purpose and renewed commitment to our nuclear families as well as our shared Temple Beth Torah family. !Bahavah vshalom, !Cantor Carrie Barry !!!!!

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    Cantors Voice

    Cantor Carrie Barry

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    The new school year is off to a great start! We begin the year with an enrollment of more than 130 children! Thanks to the yeoman efforts of our preschool staff (27 strong), the children are settling into their classroom routines, making new friends,

    and exploring the different learning centers set up in each classroom. Each morning our children enter the building full of smiles and energy ready to begin a new school day. The 2014-2015 school year will be highlighted by the introduction of new staff, the enhancement of our outdoor spaces, and the debut of our school wide music program. Look for more creative social and fundraising events, and the return of the popular Music Together Program. During this school year we will also revisit and refine all aspects of our preschool program in anticipation of next years reaccreditation site visit by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). ! Our annual back to school Parent Orientation/Curriculum Night was held on August 21. We welcomed over 150 preschool parents who were eager to learn about our schools mission, philosophy, goals, programs and curriculum. This was also an early opportunity for the parents to meet Rabbi Rosenkranz, and other Temple and board representatives. As always, a highlight of the evening was when the parents visited their childs classroom to meet with the teachers for the first time. On August 22, we held Child Visitation, a time when the children come to school for a brief visit in order to become acquainted with their teachers, classroom and friends. !

    The 2, 3 and 4 year old classes all kick off the year with curriculum units on self and family. Our younger children will create hand print collages and learn songs and finger plays centered on the theme of family. At the same time, our PreK children create All About Me books and family trees. At the years beginning, all of the children decorate Kippot which they wear every Friday morning when we welcome Shabbat in the preschool. Each week a different child in each class is the designated Ema or Abba. That childs family joins the class to light candles, say prayers and eat challah. Continued on Page 25. !

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    Preschool Press

    Sandy Wilensky! Important Dates to Remember Sept. 1 Labor Day NO SCHOOL Sept. 24 Erev Rosh Hashanah - 1pm Dismissal Sept. 25-26 Rosh Hashanah - NO SCHOOL Oct. 3 Kol Nidre 1pm Dismissal Oct. 9 1st Day Succot NO SCHOOL Oct. 16 Simchat Torah NO SCHOOL Oct. 26 FAMILY FUN DAY 4-6pm !

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    Dear Temple Beth Torah Family,!!So many new beginnings at a time when we all have a chance to celebrate a new year, be sincerely introspective, have the opportunity to say we are sorry to those whom we may have hurt, and hear the sounds of the shofar! I am sharing with you the lyrics to a song by The Fountainheads, and I hope you will search out their video on youtube to see them perform this awesome song:!!Tekia, shevarim, terua x2 (sounds of the shofar)!A new year rising!A new beginning!Lift your head up, turn yourself round, the world is spinning!Feel the magic of a new day!Open your heart to a fresh start, send your fears away!Youve made mistakes- you feel it!Youve got what it takes believe it!Any wrong can be made right!Just forgive you need not fight!Shana tova u Metuka its Rosh Hashana (Good and sweet year)!Shana tova, umetuka!Dip your apple in the honey, on Rosh Hashana!

    ! ! ! ! Its Rosh Hashana!!It's a beautiful coincidence that we also begin a new school year during this season. What an opportune time to enjoy the teaching of the birth of our world at the same time that we have a new Kindergarten class, the birth of their Jewish education. I would like to welcome not only our newest students in Kindergarten but all students who will be a part our school family. We promise you a year filled with new experiences, new interpretations of treasured texts, music to both touch you spiritually and fill you with ruach and opportunities to experience the beauty of Judaism.!!Our staff is comprised of extremely talented, dedicated and loving teachers, including Rabbi Rosenkranz and Cantor Barry:!!Kindergarten: Judy Quinn! ! ! First Grade: Sigal Carmel & Samantha Lent!Second Grade: Joann Barr!! ! Third Grade: Linda Schreier!Fourth Grade: Ina Tessenholtz! ! Fifth Grade: Renee Seal & Gerri Becker!Sixth Grade: Randi Tessler and Lori Spilfogel!Seventh Grade & #Hineini: Robyn Fleming & Meredith Hirschberg!Confirmation: Rabbi Rosenkranz! ! Administrative Assistant: Cathy Hurst!!As we all dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah, become introspective on Yom Kippur, welcome guests into our sukkah on Sukkot, and dance with the Torah on Simhat Torah, let us all renew our commitment to what we teach our children about everyone being created in the image of God and begin a new year together in atonement and celebration in our spiritual home.!!B'Shalom,!!Meredith Hirschberg!Interim Director of Religious School!!!!

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    Meredith Hirschberg

    Religious School

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    My friends, it is with great joy that, as of August 1st, we have welcomed our new Rabbi! Everyone needs a place to celebrate; everyone needs a place to grow; everyone needs a place to mourn. This is our place, our home, for every aspect of our Jewish lives. Rabbi Rosenkranz will help strengthen our temple community, for our friends, for our families, and for ourselves. Let's get to know him and help the entire Rosenkranz family feel welcome! !As we leave summer behind and look towards the High Holy Days and the new year, I want to be sure to express my gratitude to the rest of our professional staff for their hard work all year long; Cantor Barry, Meredith Hirschberg, Sandy Wilensky, Heather Weisbrod, Lois Pesaturo, Beth Tanner, Annette Muniz, Sharon Lowenstein, and Cathy Hurst make up the dedicated team who work diligently to support Temple Beth Torah. Thank you also to our excellent Religious School and Preschool faculty, a group of specialists dedicated to passing along Jewish wisdom and values to the next generation. !!We all owe our thanks to our past and current Lay Leadership, who work tirelessly both on and off our Board of Trustees, making tough, defining decisions every day to keep our temple moving forward. Toda Raba to the countless volunteers who work in sacred partnership with our professionals to create and support all of the meaningful activities offered here.!!In this new year, now with Rabbi Rosenkranz at the helm, we will continue to focus on the needs of our congregation. We are a community and we need to function as such. We need to help those who are struggling to maintain their membership and we need to educate all of our children. We need to take care of our facility and provide for the safety of all who enter it. We cannot meet all the needs of our community without everyone's involvement. Please consider the ways in which you can participate, whether through your time, your expertise, or your financial support. In Pirkei Avot we read, Do not separate yourself from your community. Our community is our strength! !B'Shalom, Sara Marcus !

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    Message From the President

    Sara Marcus

    A publication of

    Temple Beth Torah

    900 Big Blue Trace Wellington, Florida 33414 !

    TEL: 561-793-2700 FAX: 561-793-1072

    E-MAIL: [email protected] WEB SITE: templebethtorah.net !

    TEMPLE OFFICE HOURS: Monday Thursday: 9AM 5PM

    Friday: 9AM 4PM !RABBI

    Andrew Rosenkranz [email protected]

    RABBI EMERITUS Stephen H. Pinsky

    [email protected] CANTOR

    Carrie F. Barry [email protected]

    PRESIDENT Sara Marcus

    [email protected] VICE PRESIDENT

    Cheryl Cordes Jeff Sharkey

    TREASURER Steven Warner

    EDUCATION DIRECTOR Meredith Hirschberg

    [email protected] PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    Sandy Wilensky [email protected]

    YOUTH ADVISOR Heather Weisbrod

    [email protected] BROTHERHOOD PRESIDENT

    Andrew Goldstein SISTERHOOD CO-PRESIDENTS

    Andi Parker & Heather Andrews [email protected]

    SHALOM CREATIVE DESIGN Diane Marks

    EDITOR Phyllis Weinstein

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    !!Our Rabbinical Transi.on Team is hard at work to welcome our new Rabbi and make arrangements for him to meet with all of our members. We will be arranging small

    groups of "get togethers" in member's homes. If you are interested in hos.ng about 10 people for a coee and dessert, a

    con.nental-style breakfast or an aEernoon tea, please email either of us and let us know. If you are interested in aFending one of these small group get togethers (and

    we hope you are), please email one of us.

    We are now in the process of planning these introductory groups with Rabbi Rosenkranz from September through April.

    Looking forward to hearing from you! L'Shalom,

    Cheryl Cordes [email protected] 561-758-9109 Diane Marks [email protected] 561-752-8311 !!

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    Transition Committee

    Cheryl Cordes and Diane Marks

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    HELP EXTEND OUR BOUTIQUE SHOP HOURS: 561-843-7536

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please consider this Fund when you are giving to Temple Beth Torah. There is another payment due soon and we need your support.

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  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue

    !NEW HIGH HOLY DAYS PRAYER BOOK

    !ORDERING FORM!

    Mishkan HaNefesh: A Machzor for the Days of Awe Sponsorship Form !

    Date:________________________ Name of Sponsor:________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number:_______________________________________________________________ !Dedicated By (if dierent from Sponsor):___________________________________________________ !Dedica>on: (In Memory Of, In Honor Of, 50th Anniversary Of, Bat Mitzvah Of, etc.)Set 1:__________________________________________________________________________ Send Card to:____________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________ Set 2:__________________________________________________________________________ Send Card to:____________________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________________________

    (Make copies of this page to sponsor more prayer book sets)!

    !Total Number of Prayer Book Sets Sponsored ___________ @ $36 per set = $________________

    Payment may be made by check payable to Temple Beth Torah or

    payment may be made by credit card via our website at www.templebethtorah.net. In top le click Pay Online. Please type HHD Prayer Book in Descrip>on of Payment box.

    Whether paying by check or credit card, everyone must send in this Sponsorship Form containing

    dedica.ons to: Temple Beth Torah, 900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington, FL 33414

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  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue

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    Music Together

    Music Together is a research-based music and movement approach to early childhood development, perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with their parents and caregivers. Research shows that early exposure to music stimulates the mind and promotes

    balance and coordination. The class environment encourages socialization as well as

    self-confidence and self-expression.

    Instructor: Melissa K. Smith

    Ages: Birth to 5 years

    Fridays September 12 - December 12 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. No class 9/26 or 11/28

    To register go to:

    www.miamikidsmusic.com

    For directions call

    561-793-2649 Or visit www.templebethtorah.net 900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington

    Brought to you by Miami Kids Music

  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue

    Brotherhood Members & Fellow Congregants I hope that everyone had an amazing Summer!

    There are lots of amazing Brotherhood Events that are upcoming for September & October. Always keep a keen eye on our Website (www.tbtbrotherhood.com) for we are constantly adding events to our ever expanding calendar!

    OUR YEARLY KICKOFF EVENT [Thursday September 18th] Invitations will be arriving in your Mailbox in early September. Not an event to be missed!

    MIAMI DOLPHINS GAME [October 12th vs. Green Bay Packers 1:00pm at Sun Life Stadium. You will be able to (T.B.T.) sign up and pay online at www.tbtbrotherhood.com]

    MONTHLY BROTHERHOOD MEETINGS @ 9am in the TBT Library [Free Bagels, Exotic Cream Cheeses, OJ & Coffee Served] 09/14/14, 10/26/14, 11/09/14, 12/14/14, 01/11/15, 02/08/15, 03/08/15, 04/12/15 & & 05/03/15 ***Please put these dates into your Smart Phones*** !

    NOTE- Please go onto www.tbtbrotherhood.com to pay your Dues [$36.00]. We have an amazing slate of activities throughout year and membership, does indeed, have its privileges.

    NOTE ll If you have any ideas for Events/Activities throughout the year, please do not hesitate to E-Mail me at [email protected] Very much appreciated!

    Warmest Regards,

    Andrew S. Goldstein President (c) 561-312-4692

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    Brotherhood

    Andrew Goldstein

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    PLAY & LEARN - A Parent/Child Interactive Program

    THIS SCHOOL IS A GOLD SEAL PROGRAM & NAEYC ACCREDITED LIC.# 50-51-0135423

    9462.397.165 ta ettennA llac ofni roF900 Big Blue Trace | Wellington | [email protected]

    Ask about

    Preschool

    Classes!

    It was easy for me to send my child to preschool because we did Play & Learn together. She knew what to expect from a school setting, and I felt comfortable

    leaving her because she was happy. ~ Alyssa

    9462.397.165 ta ettennA llac ofni roF900 Big Blue Trace | Wellington | [email protected]

    PLAY & LEARN - A Parent/Child Interactive ProgramIt was easy for me to send my child to preschool because we did Play &

    Learn together. She knew what to expect from a school setting, and I felt comfortable leaving her because she was happy. ~ Alyssa

    SPECIALLY DESIGNED

    FOR CHILDREN 15 MONTHS

    TO 30 MONTHS

    9 Weeks April 2 to May 30 , 2013

    MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM (No classes May 15 & 27 ) or

    TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM

    REGISTRATION FORM PLAY & LEARN (4th Session 2012/2013)CHILDS NAME ______________________________________________ Birthdate________________________Sex __________

    Mothers Name ________________________________________________Fathers Name ________________________________

    Home Address____________________________________________City _________________________ Zip_________________

    Home Phone______________________Cell phone________________________Email __________________________________

    Time & Days (check one): M/W - 9:1510:15AM ___________________ T/TH - 9:1510:15AM ______________________ Temple Member - Yes ___________ No ___________ Amount Enclosed $ _________________

    Parents Signature ___________________________________________________________ Date ___________________

    PAYMENT IN FULL DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION(All fees are non-refundable. No makeup classes available.)(Please make check payable to Temple Beth Torah)

    Temple Members M/W - $195.00 T/TH $234.00 Non-members M/W - $210.00 T/TH - $252.00

    Loving & Nurturing EnvironmentSecure Facility Preschool ReadinessSocialization for Caregiver & ChildArt Activities Storytime

    SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN 15 MONTHS TO 30 MONTHS

    Session I 2014-158 Weeks August 25th to October 16th, 2014MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM & 10:30-11:30AMTUESDAYS & THURSDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM & 10:30-11:30AM

    (No Classes - Monday, September 1st, Thursday, September 25th

    & Thursday, October 9th & 16th)

    Temple Members:T/TH $169.00M/W $195.00

    Non-Members:T/TH $182.00M/W $210.00

    - SESSION I 2014-15

    9462.397.165 ta ettennA llac ofni roF900 Big Blue Trace | Wellington | [email protected]

    PLAY & LEARN - A Parent/Child Interactive ProgramIt was easy for me to send my child to preschool because we did Play &

    Learn together. She knew what to expect from a school setting, and I felt comfortable leaving her because she was happy. ~ Alyssa

    SPECIALLY DESIGNED

    FOR CHILDREN 15 MONTHS

    TO 30 MONTHS

    9 Weeks April 2 to May 30 , 2013

    MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM (No classes May 15 & 27 ) or

    TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - 9:15-10:15AM

    REGISTRATION FORM PLAY & LEARN (4th Session 2012/2013)CHILDS NAME ______________________________________________ Birthdate________________________Sex __________

    Mothers Name ________________________________________________Fathers Name ________________________________

    Home Address____________________________________________City _________________________ Zip_________________

    Home Phone______________________Cell phone________________________Email __________________________________

    Time & Days (check one): M/W - 9:1510:15AM ___________________ T/TH - 9:1510:15AM ______________________ Temple Member - Yes ___________ No ___________ Amount Enclosed $ _________________

    Parents Signature ___________________________________________________________ Date ___________________

    PAYMENT IN FULL DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION(All fees are non-refundable. No makeup classes available.)(Please make check payable to Temple Beth Torah)

    Temple Members M/W - $195.00 T/TH $234.00 Non-members M/W - $210.00 T/TH - $252.00

    Loving & Nurturing EnvironmentSecure Facility Preschool ReadinessSocialization for Caregiver & ChildArt Activities Storytime

    PAYMENT IN FULL DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

    *All fees are non-refundable* No makeup classes available

    *Please make checks payable to Temple Beth Torah

    Loving & Nurturing Environment

    Secure Facility Preschool Readiness

    Socialization for Caregiver & Child

    Art Activities Storytime

    M/W - 10:30 - 11:30 AM __________________ T/TH - 10:30 - 11:30AM _____________________

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    Message From the Youth Group

    Heather Weisbrod

    TiBToFTY Calenar (September to December) (All dates and times are subject to change) TiBToFTY Kick-Off - Thursday September 18th 6:30-8:30 PM NFTY STR Fall Kallah October 24th-26th 3rd Thursday Thursday October 30th 6:30-8:30 PM JTI Veterans Day of Service - November 11 Youth Group Shabbat Friday Nov 14th JTI Feast for Families Wednesday Nov 26th TiBToFTY Hanukkah Party Thursday December 4th 6:30-8:30PM NFTY Winter Regional December 26th-30th Orlando Marriott

    TiBToFTY News

    2014 2015 TiBToFTY Board Members i Austin Barr President i Raphael Blecher Programming VP i Karly Miller Social Action VP i Ali Zaidspiner Religious & Cultural VP i Stacy Kappel Membership VP i Lillian Lesser Communications VP TiBToFTY Grade Representatives: Abigail Bilkis, Rebecca Georginow, Josh Rosen, and Rachel Ruston. NFTY-STR Song leader Lara Tessler

    How do I join? Please contact Heather Weisbrod for information on how to join TiBToFTY and TiBToFTY Jr. Contact information: Youthdirector @templebethtorah.net or 561-312-5310.

    september 2014

    Young Adult Connection The Young Adult Connection would like to keep in touch with temple youth who have graduated high school, are under-graduates, or less than age 22. Whether they are enrolled in college, working, or living at home or away, Temple Beth Torah has them in their thoughts. We send Holiday greet-ings and gifts throughout the year.

    TiBToFTY Jr. Calendar (September-December) Kick off Sunday September 12th JTI Middle School Program - Friday November 2nd JTI Day of Service- Tuesday November 11th JTI Feast for Families- Wednesday November 26th Hanukkah Party Sunday December 14th

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    Dear Temple Beth Torah Mishpachah,

    On May 4, 2014 the TBT Family of Families came together to help one of our own and we had fun as well. To assist the Shana Sasko Benet Fund Temple Beth Torah hosted a Family Barbecue Day in which through dona>ons and sale of Team Shana t-shirt, key rings and bracelets, we raised well over $5,500.00 to help with the medical costs.

    I have known Shana since she moved with her family to Wellington from New York when she was 10 years old. Shana and my daughter Sara became fast friends when they met in Religious School at Temple Beth Torah. Over the years while friends, ideas and goals may have changed, their friendship has endured. This disease Shana is gh>ng is a very aggressive and scary one but with her self-determina>on, family and friends, I remain condent she will beat it!

    I want to add a special thank you to those that worked hard to help put on the event. Those individuals included Lu Powell, Julie Dimaiwat, Marcia Weber, Cantor Carrie Barry, Susan Brawer and Sara Cordes. Without the hard work of the Brotherhood, we would not have had the delicious hot dogs and hamburgers and the Sisterhood and Membership Commidee did an amazing job with the dessert sale.

    Temple Beth Torah has been referred to as a Family of Families and clearly the way everyone came together to support Shana and the en>re Sasko family is overwhelming. It shows us all how life can easily take twists and turns that we do not plan. Family, in its many shapes and forms, is what will always be a steady force of comfort and support to all of us as we con>nue on lifes path.

    If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt ($15), key chain ($5), or bracelet ($5), please contact me by leaving a message at the temple oce. Dona>ons are s>ll being accepted at the temple, and will be forwarded to the Sasko Family.

    !LShalom,

    Cheryl R. Cordes Vice President Temple Beth Torah !!!!!!!!! !

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    Cheryl Cordes

    Shana Sasko Benefit Fund

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    !!DATE TIME EVENT Mon, Sep 1, 2014 All day Labor Day - Building Closed, No Preschool Tue, Sep 2, 2014 All day No Religious School Fri, Sep 5, 2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services Sat, Sep 6, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Services Sun, Sep 7, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School 9:30am - 11:30am Sisterhood Welcome Breakfast/Mee>ng Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:00am - noon HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby Tue, Sep 9, 2014 4:30pm - 7:00pm HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby

    7:30pm-8:30pm Execu>ve Commidee Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:00am - noon HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:00am - noon HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby Fri, Sep 12, 2014 7:30pm Welcome Rabbi & Board Installa>on

    Shabbat Sat, Sep 13, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Bar Mitzvah of Noah Lupowitz Sun, Sep 14, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Brotherhood Mee>ng - Library 9:15am - 10:45am Youth Commidee Mee>ng - Social Hall 9:30am - 11:00am Sisterhood Board Mee>ng - Conference Rm noon-5:00pm RS - CJE - CJE Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:30pm - 7:00pm HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby Thu, Sep 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm Brotherhood Kicko Event - Bonesh Mac 7:15pm - 9:00pm Avodah Commidee - Library Fri, Sep 19, 2014 7:30pm Camp Coleman Shabbat Sat, Sep 20, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Services 7:00pm Selichot - Lobby & Sanctuary Sun, Sep 21, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am HH Ticket Distribu>on - Lobby 4:30pm - 6:30pm Grade 7 - Social Hall 4:30pm - 7:00pm #Hineini - Social Hall Wed, Sep 24, 2014 7:00am - 1:00pm PS - 1:00pm dismissal 7:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sanctuary Thu, Sep 25, 2014 All Day PS - No School 8:30am - 4:00pm Rosh Hashanah - Sanctuary Fri, Sep 26, 2014 All Day PS - No School 10am - noon Rosh Hashanah Second Day - Sanctuary 7:30pm Shabbat Shuvah Services Sat, Sep 27, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Shuvah Services Sun, Sep 28, 2014 All day No Religious School Tue, Sep 30, 2014 All day No Religious School !!

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    September Calendar

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    !!DATE TIME EVENT Fri, Oct 3, 2014 7:00am - 1:00pm PS - 1pm Dismissal 5:30pm Erev Yom Kippur - Sanctuary Sat, Oct 4, 2014 8:30am - 7:00pm Yom Kippur - Sanctuary Sun, Oct 5, 2014 9:00am - noon Sukkah Building - outside Social Hall 9:00 - 10:30am Food Separa>on & Distribu>on - Lobby Tue, Oct 7, 2014 7:00pm Consecra>on Service - Sanctuary Wed, Oct 8, 2014 Sukkot Begins 7:00pm - 8:30pm RS Educa>on Commidee - Conference Room Thu, Oct 9, 2014 7:00am PS - No School - 1st Day of Sukkot 9:00am - 10:00am Breakfast in the Sukkah - the Sukkah 10:00am Sukkot Service - Sanctuary Fri, Oct 10, 2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services Sat, Oct 11, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Services 5:30pm - 8:30pm Havdalah & Sisterhood Installa>on Sun, Oct 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School 9:30 - 11:00am SH Board Mee>ng - Conference Room 1:00pm - 4:00pm Brotherhood Miami Dolphins Game 4:30pm - 7:00pm #Hineini - Social Hall 4:30pm - 7:00pm Grade 7 - Social Hall Tue, Oct 14, 2014 3:00pm - 7:30pm Religious School 7:30pm Execu>ve Commidee Wed, Oct 15, 2014 All day Sukkot Ends Thu, Oct 16, 2014 All day Simchat Torah 7:00am PS - No School 10:00am Yiskor Service - Sanctuary Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:30 pm Simchat Torah Celeb Service - Sanctuary Sat, Oct 18, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Bat Mitzvah of Jordana Schube Sun, Oct 19, 2014 All day No Religious School Tue, Oct 21, 2014 3:00pm - 7:30pm Religious School Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:15pm - 9:00pm Avodah Commidee - Library Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services NFTY-STR Fall Kajjah Weekend Sat, Oct 25, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00 Bat Mitzvah of Jordyn Bergman Sun, Oct 26, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Brotherhood Mee>ng - Library 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School 4:00pm - 6:00pm PS - Family Fun Day Tue, Oct 28, 2014 3:00pm - 7:30pm Religious School Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services !!

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    !!DATE TIME EVENT Sat, Nov 1, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Services Sun, Nov 2, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School Family Service Tue, Nov 4, 2014 All day No Religious School All day PS - No School - Sta Dev. Wed, Nov 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm RS Educa>on Commidee - Conference Room Fri, Nov 7, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am PS - Holiday Bou>que 7:30pm Kristallnacht - Sanctuary Sat, Nov 8, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00 6th grade Learners Shabbat - Sanctuary Sun, Nov 9, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Brotherhood Mee>ng - Library 9:15am - 10:45am Youth Commidee Mee>ng - Social Hall 9:30am - 11:00am SH Board Mee>ng - Conference Room 4:30pm - 7:00pm Grade 7 - Social Hall Tue, Nov 11, 2014 All day No Religious School 7:30pm Execu>ve Commidee Wed, Nov 12, 2014 6:30pm - 10:00pm SH Bingo>ni - Social Hall Thu, Nov 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PS - Man in My Life Fri, Nov 14, 2014 9:00am - 10am PS - Man in My Life 7:30pm Tibtory Family Service Sat, Nov 15, 2014 8:45 Torah Study 10:00 Bar Mitzvah of Brandon Gerardi Sun, Nov 16, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School Tue, Nov 18, 2014 3:00pm - 7:330pm Religious School Thu, Nov 20, 2014 7:15pm - 9:00pm Avodah Commidee Fri, Nov 21, 2014 7:30pm Shabbat Services Sat, Nov 22, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00am Shabbat Services Sun, Nov 23, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am Religious School 4:30pm - 7:00pm #Hineini - Social Hall 4:30pm - 7:00pm Grade 7 - Social Hall Mon, Nov 24, 2014 noon - 1:00pm PS - Thanksgiving Feast Tue, Nov 25, 2014 All day No Religious School noon - 1:00pm PS - Thanksgiving Feast Wed, Nov 26, 2014 7:00am PS - No School Thu, Nov 27, 2014 All day Thanksgiving - oce closed, No Preschool Fri, Nov 28, 2014 All day Thanksgiving - oce closed, No Preschool

    7:30 Shabbat Services Sat, Nov 29, 2014 8:45am Torah Study 10:00 Shabbat Services Sun, Nov 30, 2014 All day No Religious School ! !

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    !!GRACIOUS DONATIONS

    July/August ! ! !

    RABBIS DISCRETIONARY FUND

    In Honor Of Andrea Kleins 65th birthday and Moms

    90th Roz & Morris Ball !

    Rabbi Rosenkranz & his family

    Jane & Dr. Fred Shuster

    Susan & Reed Kellner Arline & Noel Shevack !In Appreciation For

    Rabbi Klein for a wonderful year

    Roz & Morris Ball !In Memory Of

    Sheldon Nussbaum Jane & Dr. Fred

    Shuster !Irving Rapoport

    Lisa & Vince Gerardi !

    Max Rudnick Selma Rudnick Waters !

    CANTORS DISCRETIONARY FUND

    In Honor Of The speedy recovery of

    Lynn Klein Florence & Paul

    Bernfeld !In Memory Of Irving Rapoport

    Marcia & Scott Weber !Angel Kessler

    Elsie & Fred Kessler !Fred Shoengold

    Albert Shoengold !Stuart I. Kahn

    Misty & Dr. Michael Roseff !

    Rose Rudnick Selma Rudnick Waters !RABBI STEPHEN PINSKY

    EDUCATION FUND In Appreciation For

    Rabbi Pinskys concern for our family

    Arline & Noel Shevack !In Memory Of Max Ingerman

    Corinne Ingerman !Elizabeth Cohen Edward Cohen !Marvin Haas

    Elsie & Fred Kessler !Leon Kramer

    Carol & Paul Leiman & family !

    Manuel Ingerman Corinne Ingerman !

    RABBI STEPHEN PINSKY ENDOWMENT FUND

    In Memory Of Dr. Jacob H. Portnoy Joyce & Ivan Portnoy !

    CANTOR FENAKEL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

    In Honor Of Rabbi Rosenkranz &

    his family Sheila Phillips !In Memory Of

    Yosef Eidelman Yael Eidelman !Judith Marks

    Selma & Saul Goldman

    LEONIE ARGUETTY PRESCHOOL

    SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Honor Of

    Benjamins enrollment in

    Play & Learn Arline & Noel Shevack !YOUTH GROUP FUND

    In Honor Of The marriage of Dr.

    Alan Herzlin to Laurie Englesberg

    Rabbi Jody & Jimmy Cohen-Gavarian !In Memory Of

    The sister of Sheila Guttman

    Marge Belt !SAUL BLECHER

    MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND

    In Honor Of The Sharkeys trip to

    London and Paris Roz & Morris Ball !

    Ruth Ball and Mary Ellen Jankowitz and

    wishing them much joy Rosemond Hammond !

    In honor of the wedding of Laurie Engelsberg

    and Alan Herzlin Rosemond Hammond

    Ruthe Blecher & Family !

    In Appreciation For Sarah Smiths kindness

    and culinary skills Rosemond Hammond !

    In Memory Of Ethel Rothbart

    George Rothbart Dora Rothbart

    Roz & Morris Ball !Marcia Sonenblick Roz & Morris Ball !

    Shirley Levine Roz & Morris Ball !

    Saul Blecher Michelle & Carey

    Blecher !TZEDAKAH BOX FUND

    Isabel Lucas !In Honor Of

    The birth of Lilah Nicole Barron,

    daughter of Debra and Todd Barron

    Eileen & Barry Eckhaus !

    In Memory Of Irvin Schwartz

    Selma Schwartz !Rose Zauder

    William Zauder Marge & Larry Zauder !LIFE LONG LEARNING

    FUND In Honor Of

    The Bar Mitzvah of Betty and Hank

    Brodies grandson, Josh

    Rhoda & Sy Zenlea !In Memory Of

    Charles H. Miller Joy Pitterman !Irving Kronish

    Arline & Noel Shevack !Eric Hobel

    Marge & Larry Zauder Pearl Miller Pitterman

    Dr. Joy Ellen Pitterman

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    BILL BENDER CARING FUND

    In Memory Of Neil Schaeffer

    Jane & Dr. Fred Shuster !

    Irving Rapoport Cheryl & Roland Ross

    Jeanne & Lew Moskowitz

    Cindy & Mark Albers !Esther Astrachan

    Cheryl & Neil Feinstein !Kathryn Goodman

    Roselyn Sisle !LIBRARY FUND In Honor Of

    The 90th birthday of Bert Adler

    Karl & Doris Fishman !PRAYER BOOK FUND

    In Memory Of Martin Bernstein

    Diann & Stuart Hack & Family !

    SANCTUARY BEAUTIFICATION FUND

    In Memory Of Dr. Marcus T. Block

    Jon M. Block Jane & Dr. Fred

    Shuster !FLORAL FUND In Honor Of

    The marriage of Dr. Alan Herzlin to

    Laurie Englesberg Sheila Phillips !

    FRIENDS OF THE SHALOM

    In Honor Of The marriage of Dr.

    Alan Herzlin to Laurie Englesberg

    Diane Marks !!!!!!

    GENERAL TEMPLE FUND In Appreciation For Prayers said for her

    recovery Lynn Klein !

    The marriage of Dr. Alan Herzlin to

    Laurie Englesberg Jane & Craig Aronoff !

    In Memory Of Irving Rapoport

    Cheryl & Ian Cordes !YAHRZEIT FUND In Memory Of Shirley Rosner

    Judith & Roy Rosner !Ruthe Kaye Alfred Kaye

    Alesia, Steven & Alexandra Kaye !Klara Eismann

    Roslyn Eismann !Robert Ellenson

    Dianne & Ray Ellenson !Bella Schachtel

    Norma Silverman !Mollye Baratz

    Sheila Tenenblatt !Tauba Dresser

    Susan, Michael & Jacob Sinclair !

    Our loved ones Sylvia & Albert

    Shoengold !Joseph Terr

    Leonard Ronis Melvin Lucas Isabel Lucas !

    Larry Freedman Carole & Arnold

    Bergman Amy & Dr. Larry

    Bergman !!!!

    Kimberly Hope Cohen Carol & Edward Cohen !

    Jason Sandel Melissa Sandel Barry Levenson

    Cynthia Kleit !Cecilia Skantar

    Susan & Gary Skantar !Sylvia McDole

    Karen & Michael McDole

    Hildegard Menkel Eileen Eckhaus !

    Sylvia Sisle Schmier Roz & Mitch Sisle !

    Harry Rosner Judith & Roy Rosner !

    Sylvia Green Arthur Green !Daniel Caplan

    Linda & Bennett Politzer !

    Abraham Kaplan Janice & Howard

    Kaplan !Karen Dener

    Sabina & Mel Dener !Sylvia Kalish

    Miriam Goldbetter !Josephine Shevack

    Arline & Noel Shevack !Irene Stolow

    Cheryl & Stephen Stolow !

    Sidney Follick Francine & Robert

    Follick !Arthur Yasuna

    Michael Yasuna !!

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    WELCOME to our NEW MEMBERS !We welcome the following new members to our Temple family

    and look forward to their participation in our services and activities. !Craig and Melissa Kaliser!Adam and Elissa Sheinkin!

    Adrianne and Leon Lebensbaum!Gary and Ellie Halperin!

    Jillian Rosen!!!Mazel Tov to Our Bnai Mitzvah:

    September Max Walton and his family

    Noah Lupowitz and his family !October

    Jordana Schube and her family Jordyn Bergman and her family !!

    Special Simchas ~ Mazel Tov To: !Dr. Alan Herzlin and Laurie Englesberg on their marriage

    Debra and Todd Barron on the birth of their daughter, Lilah Nicole Barron !!Get Well To: !

    Betty Breinin, Edward Cohen, Jennifer Konnan, Joan Pomeranz Shana Sasko, Arline Shevack, and Randi Tessler !!

    Deepest Sympathy To: !Alexander Ali Merritt on the loss of her mother, Nikole Merritt

    Joann Barr on the loss of her grandmother, Edith Fleischer Dr. Michael Davis on the loss of his father, George Davis Sherrie Rosen on the loss of her stepfather, Marv Berg Joy Pitterman on the loss of her uncle, Alfred E. Miller !!!! !

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    Dear Families, The Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool is very excited to present to you the Enjoy the City Palm Beach County Savings Book. This book sells for only $20.00 and Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool earns 50% of all sales. The Enjoy the City Palm Beach County Savings Book gives you lots of amazing local savings: A) More than $3,000 in valuable offers. Many deals are buy one, get one free offers and there are many deals that you wont find anywhere else. B) More than 250 great savings offers for everyday value, whether its fine dining or casual dining, fast food or specialty food, recreation or entertainment, retail or services. Theres something for everyone. C) More than 70 popular participating merchants throughout the area. D) Its a great gift idea and is a gift that gives back year-round. We encourage you to consider this product as a gift idea for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or other important days that you have on your calendar. E) Use the book once or twice and it pays for itself! The book sells for only $20 and all checks or money orders should be made payable to: Temple Beth Torah Where can you get these books? Fill out form below and send in/drop off to the preschool office. A sample book will also be available to pre-view in the preschool office. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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    !At 11:00 a.m., the entire school gathers in the social hall for an inspiring Shabbat-program, geared to

    the preschoolers, led on different weeks by Rabbi Rosenkranz, Cantor Barry. and Meredith Hirschberg (our music teacher). If youre ever in the building on Friday mornings, do stop by to join the fun. Just keep an ear peeled for the Shabbat Rock Concert! !

    In addition to exploring the new classroom materials, the children and staff have been very busy during the opening weeks of school preparing for the holidays. The children will be excited by our annual visit from The Shofar Factory, a hands-on workshop which teaches the children how shofars are made. All our preschoolers are given the opportunity to touch a variety of animal horns and learn the difference between kosher and non-kosher animals. Pictures of the Shofar Factory event will be displayed throughout the preschool hallways. The children will welcome a sweet Jewish New Year with apples and honey in the classrooms. !

    The month of October will be highlighted by the preschool celebrations of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The children love the excitement of making decorations and classroom Sukkahs, eating lunch in the Temple Sukkah and planning and participating in our very own Torah parade. !

    We are very proud of our tradition of parent participation in the preschool and are looking forward to continued involvement from our families. Parents are encouraged to get involved on all levels; from joining a committee, to volunteering in the classrooms. The VPO (Volunteer Parent Organization), co-chaired by Stefanie Raifman and Alyse Bessell kicked off the school year with a Back to School Breakfast on the very first day of preschool. This was a wonderful opportunity for new and returning parents to socialize with each other and to sign up for our many social and fundraising activities for the year. We are very grateful to the many families who are already participating in Our Adopt-a-Class Fundraiser. The contributions received provide additional classroom materials and equipment from our teacher Wish Lists. !

    Our annual Family Fun Day event will take place on Sunday, October 26, from 4-6pm. Save the date for this fun filled event sponsored by the Volunteer Parent Organization (VPO). !

    Our summer enrichment camp was a blast! Our total enrollment was 79 children, ranging in age from very young 2 year olds all the way to 6 year olds. The lively weekly themes, exciting entertainment and outdoor water play equipment provided hours of fun both indoors and out! Our summer culminated with an Amusement Park week filled with games, snacks, a bounce house, face painting, balloons, and a special camp-wide lunch. Camp Supervisor Sharon Lowenstein, Annette Muniz, our outstanding camp teachers, and record numbers of teen volunteers did an amazing job this summer ensuring the health, safety and enjoyment of every child. Thanks for a job well done! !

    On behalf of the entire preschool staff and my family, I wish you a happy, healthy new year! LShanah Tovah, ! Sandy Wilensky Director !!

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    ! !Hello, Sisterhood Members and Friends! Hope you had a wonderful summer! We have so much to look forward to for our 2014-2015 year in Sisterhood. You should have received our 2014-2015 invoice, which included a convenient postcard of Sisterhood meetings, and events you can easily post on your refrigerator. Thanks to those of you who have sent in your membership donation, we still look forward to hearing from so many more of you. !Why should you make a donation to Sisterhood? Well, well tell youpart of the monies raised go directly back to the Temple through the Preschool, Religious School, Youth Group, Leadership Development and Temple Membership. The other part goes to Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), our parent organization, which provides support and scholarship to rabbinic, cantorial and Jewish education students, plus they do so much more for Jewish communities around the world! For more information about WRJ please visit their website at www.wrj.org. !Heres a copy of our planned meetings and events: !Sunday, Sept. 7 Breakfast Meeting Sunday, Sept. 14 Board Meeting Saturday, Oct. 11 Installation/Havdalah in Sukkah Sunday, Oct. 12 Board Meeting Oct. 23-26 WRJ SE Region Biennial Sunday, Nov. 9 Board Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 BINGOtini Friday, Dec. 12 Sisterhood Shabbat Sunday, Dec. 14 Board Meeting Sunday, Jan. 11 Board Meeting Saturday, Jan. ? Sisterhood/Brotherhood Social

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    Andi Parker

  • Temple Beth Torah Shalom September/October 2014 Issue Sunday, Feb. 8 Board Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11 Paid up Membership Dinner Sunday, March 8 Board Meeting !Wednesday, March 25 Womens Seder Sunday, April 12 Board Meeting Wednesday, April 22 Mahjong Fundraiser May Social Action Project May 10 Board Meeting Sunday, June ? Breakfast Meeting If you would like to be more involved in Sisterhood, feel free to attend any of our regularly scheduled board meetings, usually held the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM in the Temple conference room. Also, if youd like to help with any of the programs, just contact us and well connect you to the right committee! Please, mark your calendars! !Sunday, September 7th, 9:30 AM

    General/Breakfast Meeting

    Come Meet Rabbis Rosenkranz

    Another great opportunity to come meet Rabbis Erica and Andy Rosenkranz!

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    This article was written by Temple Beth Torah member Rachel Gerardi on her summer Israel experience. This summer I was able to go to Israel on Alexander Musss High School in Israel program. I had the opportunity to earn three academic credits while I learned Jewish history from the very beginning of time at the actual historical sites. Studying history turned into living it and making it when Israel declared war on Gaza and Operation Protective Edge was born. Travel became limited and bomb sirens and shelters became our new reality. The sirens could go off at any time throughout the duration of the day and indeed they did. Whether it was three in the morning abruptly awaking you from your slumber or five in the afternoon in the middle of rinsing the shampoo out of your hair in the shower you had 15 seconds to a minute to be in the bomb shelter. We would sing songs and take silly videos while in the shelter to make the time pass quickly. But, day after day, siren after siren you never really get used to it. Although this was my reality I found ways to make the best out of the situation. Seeing the Iron Dome in action was truly amazing and in some cases we even stalled running to the shelter because we were struck in awe watching the Dome hit the missiles so precisely right on target. It was a strange feeling that I never once questioned my safety with all of my friends and familys Stay safe texts flooding through my phone. My Israeli counselors were all reservists and not even 12 hours after our plane took off was called back into war. Our time in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem was very limited because they were target areas, but the memories we made in our dorm were some of the best memories that I took home with me from my trip. Overall, It wasnt the experience that I was expecting to have but I wouldnt of rather had any other. I was able to see how Israelis really live and really react to being surrounded by people who want their existence and homeland annihilated. My love for Israel and connection to Judaism is one that could have never been developed without being in the country in such a crisis. Israel is such a miraculous and breathtaking place and I hope that all of those who havent yet visited have an opportunity to go and witness its beauty first hand.

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    Preschool Press

    TiBToFTY News

    THE TRIP I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO ONBUT DID! Written by Temple Beth Torah Teen Genna Barashick, age 16

    This summer I had an experience of a lifetime! I traveled to Israel with 17 other teens from Palm Beach and Martin County on the Federation program Bonim Chaim, which means, building life. Bonim Chaim is the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Countys three week long teen mission trip to Israel through the Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI). The 18 of us plus 4 chaperones enjoyed all the state of Israel had to offer and more! Ive always been proud to be Jewish but after my experience in Israel, I feel even more connected to my Judaism. Now, when people talk about Israel, I can picture the beautiful country and my new Israeli friends. The feeling of being in Israel is hard to explain. As I tell family and friends, I can not put it into words. You just have to be there to take in the beautiful sights, smells and sounds. There is a feeling of comfort being in your homeland despite all the distress and hatred from surrounding countries. Knowing that almost everyone around you is Jewish really stood out to me. Nowhere else in the world can one experience that feeling other than in Israel! When a teen from our area chooses to be part of Bonin Chaim, he/she will experience riding camels, talking to the Bedouin people about their life and culture and sleeping in the desert. Climbing to the top of Masada before sunrise and standing upon the mountaintop taking in the magnificent site. The feeling was amazing being where our ancestors fought so hard for our freedom. Hiking, floating in the Dead Sea and bargaining at the markets filled many of the days. We visited museums, historical sites and toured cities such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. We also volunteered with Israeli Ethiopian teens and had leadership opportunities, as well. Celebrating Shabbat at the Kotel with our Israeli friends was a memory I cherish. Shabbat in Israel is unique as most of the local businesses close and it is a day of rest for all. I truly enjoyed my Shabbat celebrations and their meaning while I was in Israel. To me, staying in the TZAHAR Region (Tzfat, Hazor HaGlilit and Rosh Pina), which is the Federations Partnership 2GETHER region/sister city was the most memorable part of the trip. I got to experience firsthand life in Israel with a teen and her family. We participated together for the week as one group of about 40 American and Israeli teens. I feel so connected to my teen host, Ron and know that I have a home in Israel. Each host family has a teen that will travel here for a week to experience life in the United States. I cant wait to host Ron and participate with the group when the Israeli teens travel here this coming December. I love having friendships in the homeland that will last a lifetime! Go to Israel on Bonin Chain and experience Israel with teens your own age. Then, continue with the program here when they get to visit you and experience life with American teens. This amazing opportunity awaits you in our local community.

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    Temple Beth Torah!The Reform Congregation of the Western Communities!!!!!!!! !

    Invites you, your family and guests to join us for!

    Selichot Evening Program! & Services!

    The beginning of the High Holy Day Season!!Saturday, September 20!7:00 7:45 p.m. ~ Comfort Soup Tasting!

    8:00 9:00 p.m. ~ Selichot Program!9:00 p.m. ~ Selichot Service!!!

    JEWISH MEDITATION FOR MIND, BODY AND SOUL!Please join us as we prepare for the High Holy Day season. There will be music and learning lead by our clergy team of Rabbi Rosenkranz and Cantor Barry, followed by a special Jewish

    meditation program.

    This is a presentation that you and your family will not want to miss!!(Selichot, which means forgiveness in Hebrew, is a time for introspection and begins the

    process in which we take! stock of our lives and the world around us.)!

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    Time for Memorial !As we approach the Days of Awe, many of us begin to think about our close family and friends who are no longer with us, but once blessed us by being such an important part of our lives. Judaism considers it a mitzvah to visit the place where our loved ones are buried in order to pay our respects and to keep their memories alive. Of course, the world in which we live in today does not allow us to physically visit our loved ones. Therefore, Temple Beth Torah has created a way in which you can instead remember your loved ones in a sesng that is both moving and meaningful. During our Time for Memorial, we invite you to come to the synagogue and, before the open Ark, light a candle for your beloved, say the Mourners Kaddish, and oer personal prayers. Accordingly, we have an opportunity for you and your family to light candles and oer prayers for those who have passed on. This is a formal >me for personal reec>on and recalling blessed memories of the departed. !Date: September 23, 2014 !Time: any>me between 10:00am and 6:00pm !Place: Temple Beth Torah Sanctuary

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    High Holy Day News

    The deadline for reques>ng High Holy Day >ckets was August 25th. Requests received arer August 25th may be set for the Early Service because the late service lls up rst. The Special Needs page can s>ll be sent, but the High Holy Day Gree>ngs and Book of Life have already been set. Call Lois at 793-2700 if you red child care to see if it is available.

    Ticket Pickup Schedule

    Monday, September 8, from 10:00 am to noon Tuesday, September 9, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (NOTE CHANGE) Wednesday, September 10, from 10:00 am to noon Thursday, September 11, 10:00 am to noon Tuesday, September 16, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm (NOTE CHANGE) Sunday, September 21, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am Schedule of Prayer

    Selichot Saturday, September 20, 7:00 pm (Reception, Program, Service) Erev Rosh Hashannah Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 pm Rosh Hashannah Morning Thursday, September 25, Early Service 8:30am (Child Care Avail.) Thursday, September 25, Late Service 11:30 am Family Service Thursday, September 25, 2:30 pm Tashlich Service Thursday, September 25, 3:30 pm (followed by Festive Oneg) Rosh Hashannah 2nd Day Friday, September 26, 10:00 am Kol Nidre Friday, October 3, Early Service 5:30 pm Friday, October 3, Late Service 8:30 pm Yom Kippur Morning Saturday, October 4, Early Service 8:30 am (Child Care Avail.) Saturday, October 4, Late Service 11:30 am Family Service Saturday, October 4, 2:30 pm Yom Kippur Afternoon Saturday, October 4, 4:15 pm Communal Sukkah Building Sunday, October 5, 9:00 am Food Collection Separation Sunday, October 5, 9:00 am

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    It has been a busy summer for many of us and I hope that this months Shalom finds all of our members and those that are thinking about joining Temple Beth Torah of Wellington ready to start the Jewish New Year.!The membership committee is filled with wonderful members looking to help our temple grow and continue to be a wonderful place for our family in our community. If you have not been to a meeting and are interested in Joining the membership committee, Please come to our first meeting of the season on September 16th at 7 PM at the temple!!We have many fun and interesting events planned for the year, Here are a few of them. So mark your calendars!!! Saturday, November 1st- Family Movie Night Sunday, December 7th- The Rabbi Transition Committee would like Membership to

    hold the Annual Picnic on this date to tie in with other planned weekend long activities.

    Saturday, February 7th- Jewish Themed Movie & Discussion for Adults Wednesday, March 4th- Triangle Dinner to be held at TBT prior to Megillah Reading

    and Purim Spiel

    Saturday, March 28th- Progressive Dinner !and more exciting fun family events to follow!!Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year! ( Shana Tova!)!Joel Zaidspiner

    Membership Chairperson

    [email protected]

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

    Joel Zaidspinner

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    To all our friends at Temple Beth Torah. May the New Year find you content with your life, happy in your

    friendships, and at peace with yourself. May your names be inscribed in the Book of Life.

    Roselyn and Morris Ball and family Bedy Ryen Breinin and family

    Bedy and Henry Brodie and family Vicki and Brian Buckstein and family

    High Holy Day Gree>ngs to all! ~ Dulcie Burns and family Shalom to family and friends ~ Dolores & Bud Busch and family

    Debbie and Barry Cohen and family Carol and Edward Cohen and family

    Sabina and Mel Dener and family ~ LShanah Tovah Julie and Edcel Dimaiwat and family

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    The Ellenson Family Ruth and Sheldon Friedberg and family

    Myra Goodman Alaine and Arthur Green and family

    Irene S. Haas and family Ellen and Jerry Kahan and family

    Janice and Howard Kaplan Adrianne and Leon Lebensbaum and family

    Irene and Joel Levine and family Diane Marks

    Barbara Nussbaum and family Ashley Ouellede and Aaron Norman

    Dr. Joy Ellen Piderman Joyce and Ivan Portnoy and family

    Lucille and Marvin S. Rockley and family Judith and Roy Rosner and family

    Elissa and Jarred Schube and family Arline and Noel Shevack and family

    Roz and Mitch Sisle and family Sheila Rabin Tenenblad

    Selma Rudnick Waters and family Rhoda and Seymour Zenlea and family

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    High Holy Day wishes from

    Barbara and Arthur Abrams

    and Family

    May this year bring peace and happiness to Jerusalem and all the

    world.

    Lee Nagler

    We welcome Rabbis Erica and Andrew

    Rosenkranz and family to our Family

    of Families Our high hopes for a

    great 5775 with Shalom for all.

    Ruthie Blecher and All in Our Family

    High Holy Day Greetings from

    Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Hack

    and Family

    Wishing our TBT friends a

    healthy, happy year of peace.

    Jane and Fred Shuster

    Wishing all a Happy New Year

    Rena and Henry Bonk

    Happy and Healthy

    New Year to All Our Fellow

    Congregants

    !From

    Lynn and Jerry Ferman

    Syvia, Bruce and Jason Gordon

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    LShanah Tovah

    !Ellen and Dr. Steven Miller and Family

    Welcome Rabbi Rosenkranz

    and Family

    From

    The Pina and Zupnick

    Families

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    Wishing everyone at Temple Beth Torah

    a Sweet and Healthy New Year. LShanah Tovah!

    !Rabbis Erica and Andy Rosenkranz, Laila and Havi

    LShanah Tovah Tikatevu

    !Marcia and Scott Weber and

    Family

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    A very Happy New Year to Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz and his family

    as we welcome him as the new spiritual leader of Temple Beth

    Torah

    !Audrey and Charles Lipton

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    High Holy Day Greetings from the Clergy and Lay Leaders of Temple Beth Torah. !Rabbis Erica and Andrew Rosenkranz

    Cantor Carrie and Ian Barry !TEMPLE BETH TORAH BOARD OF TRUSTEES!!

    Officers!!President Sara Marcus Vice President Je Sharkey Vice President Cheryl Cordes Treasurer Steven Warner Secretary Marcia Weber

    Trustees!

    Alisa Adler Cindy Albers Lori Bilkis Vicki Buckstein Marci Chaves Jill Cohen Ian Cordes Julie Dimaiwat Vince Gerardi Alan Herzlin Corinne Ingerman Ashley Ouellede Sylvia Windmueller Joel Zaidspiner !

    Ex Officio Members of the Board!

    Immediate Past President Louise Marks Sisterhood President Heather Andrews Brotherhood President Andrew Goldstein Sr. Youth Group President Aus>n Barr

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    The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Temple Beth Torah Wish You and Yours the Best for a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Sweet New Year

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