Ansche Chesed Monthly Bulletin )
  March 2006 - Adar/Nisan 5766
In this issue
  • March Calendar
  • Message from Rabbi Lauren Kurland
  • Guest Lecture Wednesday, March 1: Asher Arian
  • A New Program for Senior Adults
  • Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leonard Fein, March 10 & 11
  • PURIM AT ANSCHE CHESED
  • Reflections on Purim
  • Family Program News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Outings Group Dance Sundays
  • News & Notes
  • Donations

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    The synagogue calendar is overflowing with events, programs, and holidays. On March 1, don’t miss hearing Asher Arian, who will speak about the momentous decisions Israelis face in the upcoming elections. On Shabbat March 10 and 11 we look forward to Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leonard Fein, who will address three topics. Our Purim festivities begin on Sunday, March 12 with a family celebration and presentation of our new Megillat Esther, and on Monday evening, March 13, the entire community hears the megillah read and enjoys the holiday festivities. Read on for more March events, and mark your calendars for Saturday night, April 1 when we hold our fundraising tribute and celebration.


     

     

    March Calendar
    CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
    3/3 Light candles 5:31
       Shabbat ends 6:32
    3/10 Light candles 5:39
       Shabbat ends 6:40
    3/17 Light candles 5:46
       Shabbat ends 6:47
    3/24 Light candles 5:54
       Shabbat ends 6:47
    3?31 Light candels 6:01
       Shabbat ends 7:03

    SERVICE TIMES
    Morning Minyan
    Monday & Thursday 7:20 a.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 a.m.
    Sunday & Civil Holidays 8:30 a.m.
    Rosh Hodesh 7:15 a.m.

    Evening Minyan (Ma'ariv)
    Wednesday at 8 p.m.

    Shabbat Services
    Friday Evening Services 5:30 p.m.
       Beginning April 7, 6:30 p.m.
    Morning Services 10 a.m.
    Minyan Rimonim: 3/4, 3/18
    West Side Minyan: 3/11, 3/25
     

    Family and Children's Services 11 a.m.
    Ages 4 and under
    Ages 5-7
    Ages 8-12

    SHABBAT STUDY
    Torah Study 9 a.m.
    Torah Min HaShamayim w/ Rabbi Kalmanofsky, 9:30 a.m., through April 1

     

    WEEK OF MARCH 1
    Wed/ 3/1 Talmud Study, 7 p.m.
       Speaker: Asher Arian on the Israeli Elections, 7:30 p.m.
    Thurs. 3/2 Shirei Chesed, 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. 2/4 SHABBAT, Parshat Terumah
       Bar Mitzvah: Alex Treitel
       New Members Reception 4:30 p.m. (off- site)
     

    WEEK OF MARCH 6
    Purim class: In Praise of Jewish Parody w/ Prof. David Roskies, 7:30 p.m.
    Tues. 3/7 Israeli Fiction in Translation Reading Group, 7:30 p.m.
    Wed. 3/8 Talmud Study, 7 p.m.
    Thurs. 3/9 Hebrew Reading, 7:15 p.m.
       Shirei Chesed, 7:30 p.m.
    Fr. 3/10 Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leonard Fein
    Sat. 2/11 SHABBAT, Parshat Tetzaveh / Shabbat Zachor
       Family Kiddush, Noon
       Havdalah Bar Mitzvah: Zachary Lynn
       Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leonard Fein

    WEEK OF MARCH 12
    Sun. 3/12
    Family Purim Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
       Mishloach Manot packaging, 1-4 p.m.
       Dance Sundays: Ballroom Bash, 7 p.m.
    Mon. 3/13 Fast of Esther
       Purim Megillah Readings: Sanctuary Minyan, Minyan M'at, Families 6:30 p.m.; Minyan Rimonim & West Side Minyan 6:45 p.m.
    Tues. 3/14 Morning minyan and Megillah reading, 7 a.m.
    Wed. 3/15 Talmud Study, 7 p.m.
    Thurs. 3/16 Hebrew Reading, 7:15 p.m.
       Shirei Chesed, 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. 3/18 SHABBAT Parshat Ki Tisa / Shabbat Parah
       Bat Mitzvah: Shane Alpert

    WEEK OF MARCH 19
    Sun. 3/19 Study w/ Rabbi Jonathan Slater, 9:30 a.m.
    Wed. 3/22 Talmud Study, 7 p.m.
    Thurs. 2/23 Shirei Chesed, 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. 3/25 SHABBAT Vayakhel-Pekudei / Shabbat HaHodesh
       B'nai Mitzvah: Allegra and Nathaniel Epstein
       8th & 9th Grade Lunch w/ Boston Teens
     

    WEEK OF MARCH 26
    Mon. 3/27 Birkat HaMazon class w/ Ethan Linden, 7:30 p.m.
    Tues. 3/28 Shelter Volunteer Party, 7 p.m.
    Wed. 3/29 7th Grade Tzedakah Collective 6:45 P.M.
       Talmud Study, 7 p.m.
       Board of Trustees, 8 p.m.
    Thurs. 3/30 Shirei Chesed, 7:30 p.m.

     

    Message from Rabbi Lauren Kurland
    As you may recall, in January, I traveled to Israel for one week with the Leadership Institute for Congregational School Principals, a program jointly run by the Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College, and funded by the UJA. Visiting Israel with other educators allowed me to view the country with new eyes. My time in the land was experienced as a series of “teachable moments,” which I could repack and bring back to the Ansche Chesed community.

    On one bright morning in Haifa, we visited a secular Jewish school, where students speak Hebrew and learn Tanakh (Bible) as literature, but do not otherwise necessarily relate to nor practice Judaism. [A brief note about Israeli schools: the Israeli school system consists of many separate but equal schools - there are Arab schools and Jewish schools, and then within government-funded Jewish schools, there are dati, religious schools, and hiloni, secular schools.] At the hiloni school we visited, a special outside organization had been contracted to teach Jewish studies for 45 minutes every week in order to provide more meaning to students about Judaism than they might otherwise be exposed to simply by living in the state of Israel. In the 2nd grade classroom we observed, the teacher presented a lesson on Tefila, prayer. She wrote Tefila on the board in Hebrew, and then asked the children to free associate words that relate to Tefila. The children, having a command of the Hebrew language, offered all sorts of impressive words and ideas, among them: Beit Knesset (synagogue), Beit HaMikdash (the holy Temple), siddur (prayerbook), tefillin (phylacteries), and haKotel (the Western Wall). I sat there with my mouth open; would that American Jewish children so easily make such complex associations! However, the teacher later shared with us that just because her students knew these words as part of their vocabulary did not mean that they resonated with the concepts behind them. Knowing the word Beit Knesset and recognizing that it relates to Tefila does not mean that a child appreciates the meaning of a Beit Knesset or considers it a place to go in times of need or for silent contemplation.

    This distinction, we learned, is one between safah (language) and lashon (tongue). When one learns safah, or language, one literally obtains the tools to communicate. When one learns lashon, however, one finds meaning and connection through the words and concepts. Teaching safah, as the Israeli classroom observation showed, is relatively easy; teaching lashon is difficult. Acquiring lashon requires taking each concept a step further to understand how words and concepts shape and form our Jewish identities. Lashon, indeed, is what we wish our children to learn, and it requires much more than a good education – be it through day school or afterschool – to learn lashon, our children must be steeped in the concepts and cycles of Jewish life. May we as a community find ways together to provide transformational opportunities so that we and our children develop a lashon that affects the very essence of ourselves.

    -- Reprinted from the Hebrew School Shavuon

     

    Guest Lecture Wednesday, March 1: Asher Arian
    Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

    THE UPCOMING ISRAELI ELECTIONS: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION?
    Speaker: Professor Asher Arian
    Please join us for the second in a series of programs exploring Israel’s momentous decisions in next month’s elections.

    Professor Arian has written and taught extensively about democracy in Israel and about trends in Israeli politics. He is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Professor of Political Science at the University of Haifa.

     

    A New Program for Senior Adults
    Beginning Wednesday, March 1
    Noon - 1:30 p.m.

    Ansche Chesed is pleased to inaugurate its Senior Adult Program. Join your peers for a new series of lunchtime sessions with secular, religious, and senior-related themes, as well as films, discussions, and more. Come on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning in March. This month Rabbi Lauren Kurland will join the group to discuss topics relating to Purim. The group will meet in the chapel. Bring your own dairy or parve lunch, and we will provide tea, seltzer, and cookies.

     

    Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leonard Fein, March 10 & 11
    We welcome Dr. Leonard Fein as Scholar-in- Residence on Shabbat, March 10 and 11. Dr. Fein, a prolific writer, a well-known educator and the founder of the magazine Moment as well as of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, will speak on three diverse topics.

    FRIDAY EVENING LECTURE
    Services 5:30 p.m., Potluck Dinner 6:30 p.m., Lecture 7:45 p.m.
    The Very First Question That Was Ever Asked: Judaism as an Ongoing Response
    The grand theme of Judaism takes us from Avraham’s “hineini” – here I am – to Isaiah’s. The question is always the same: “Where are you?” What does “here I am” mean in our time?

    SHABBAT LUNCH LECTURE
    Potluck lunch follows services.
    B’reshit 8:21 vs. Anne Frank
    “The designs of man are evil from his youth.” That’s God, just after the flood. “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.” That’s Anne Frank, a child. Whom shall we trust on so basic a disagreement?

    SEUDAH SHLISHIT STUDY SESSION, 5:15 p.m.
    Dreams and Disappointments: Reflections on Israel
    Can one be simultaneously a critic of Zion and a lover of Zion? How can one set aside the disapointments – there have been many – and restore the dream? Does dreaming make any sense in light of the harsh realities of the Middle East?

    Friday Night Dinner: Dinner is a dairy meal. Please bring enough to serve 8 people generously. Last names A-H bring salads, vegetables or other side dishes; I-S bring entrees; T- Z bring desserts. Everyone is also encouraged to bring a bottle of kosher wine or other beverage.

    Shabbat Lunch: You may bring an item for a potluck lunch OR contribute $10 toward the purchase of food.

    For AC’s kashrut policy, refer to http://www.anschechesed.org/misc/kashrut.htm.

    RSVP to ext. 205 or email sposen@anschechesed.org

     

    PURIM AT ANSCHE CHESED
    Purim Learning: In Praise of Parody
    with Prof. David Roskies
    Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
    Purim is more than mere child’s play or a once-a-year license for shtick and folic. Come learn from a long- time Purim-shpieler and scholar of Jewish culture how parody is part and parcel of the Jewish religious, historical, and artistic imagination.

    Family Celebration
    Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Purim crafts, hamantaschen making, storytelling, magic show, presentation of the new Megillah, and more! See the family programs article for details.

    Community Mishloach Manot Packaging
    Sunday, March 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
    Get to know other members while having fun by packaging mishloach manot, Purim gift packages, for the Ansche Chesed community fundraiser. Email lindam663@aol.com if you can help, or just stop by the chapel.

    Reading of Megillat Esther
    Monday evening, March 13
    The reading of the Purim Megillah and the attendant festivities take place on Monday evening, March 13. The Sanctuary Minyan and Minyan M’at begin at 6:30. West Side Minyan and Minyan Rimonim will join together for the reading of the Megillah at 6:45.

    Kids are invited to come in costume at 6:30 for a retelling of the Purim story and for spirited Purim songs. A costume parade in the Sanctuary and sweet treats will follow.

    Morning Minyan Megillah Reading
    Come to morning minyan at 7 a.m. for a rereading of the whole Megillah!

     

    Reflections on Purim
    Purim, this year falling on March 13th in the secular calendar, is a marvelous holiday for children. Purim encourages children to really be children – to run around the synagogue, to wear funny costumes, and to make noise during the reading of the Megillah in order to viscerally respond to the heroes and enemies in our lives. We adults can learn a lot from children during Purim: to let down our guard once in a while and show our silly sides, and to embrace the tactile and amusing aspects of Judaism as fully as we do its intellectual and serious side. Our children need our release as much as we do; if they only observe us approaching Judaism in a serious fashion, they are unlikely to associate positively long- term with synagogue life. On the other hand, if they see adults enjoying – truly enjoying – holidays, and sharing joy together and with the community-at- large, they are more likely to view Judaism as a religion that offers, in the theme of Ecclesiastes, a time to celebrate and time to be serious. While Ansche Chesed, to its credit, is hardly the type of synagogue where people act unreasonably formally, we too are reminded by Purim that the beauty of Judaism is its ability to embrace old and young, clown and scholar. May your Adar be full of joy and happiness. Hag Sameah!

    -- Rabbi Lauren Kurland

     

    Family Program News
    Upcoming Events!
    PURIM CELEBRATION – Sunday, March 12, 10:30 am- 2:00 pm

    The community is invited to the Ansche Chesed Purim Celebration on Sunday, March 12th. The celebration is sponsored by the Ansche Chesed Hebrew School and co-sponsored by Yaldaynu Preschool and the Ansche Chesed Family Social Action Committee. Doors open at 10:30 am for Purim crafts & hamentaschen making (co-sponsored with Yaldaynu Preschool) and a child-friendly, participatory retelling of the Purim story. Soferet (scribe) Jen Taylor Friedman will then present a new Megillat Esther (scroll of Esther) dedicated to the children of Ansche Chesed – a rare and special opportunity for your family to learn about the process of creating such a scroll. At 12:30 pm, magician Elliot Zimet will perform Purim magic, and at 1:00 pm, families are invited to make gift packages for residents of the Jewish Home & Hospital, the Ansche Chesed Shelter, and other causes. The gift packages are sponsored by the AC Family Social Action Committee. Cost for the day: $10 per child/Maximum $25 per family. There will be food for purchase. All are invited to come in costume!

    Gift Package Delivery at the Purim Celebration, March 12
    The Ansche Chesed Family Social Action Committee is a new, parent-run committee that grew out of Ansche Chesed’s ReImagine work over the past two years. On Hanukkah, the Family Social Action Committee sponsored a trip to the Jewish Home & Hospital Day Center to teach the participants dreidel and to sing Hanukkah songs. Over the course of the year, the Family Social Action Committee will sponsor additional programs for families to engage in social action and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Our next program will take place on March 12th at the AC Purim Celebration, at which the Family Social Action Committee will proudly co- sponsor a gift package program to benefit the Jewish Home & Hospital, the Ansche Chesed Homeless Shelter, and other causes. Package making will begin at 1 pm. At 1:45 pm, 3rd-6th graders and their families are invited to learn more about the Purim mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim (gifts for the poor), and then deliver these packages to the Jewish Home on 106th Street. 7th graders are also invited to make packages and deliver them to an elderly residence home on the Upper West Side. Space is limited for package delivery, so please call Mara at 212-865- 0600 x 207 to reserve your place! Contact Rabbi Kurland at 212-865-0600 x 208 for more information on how your family can get involved with future family social action programs.

    Purim Celebration Volunteers Needed
    Teens and adult volunteers are needed to staff food tables, assist with arts & crafts projects, and face paint at the Purim Celebration on March 12. Teen volunteers can get community service hours for this work. Contact Rabbi Kurland to sign up.

    FAMILY KIDDUSH, March 11 – Sponsors Still Needed
    We look forward to another Family Kiddush after family services on March 11. We are still looking for sponsors; email LKurland@AnscheChesed.org if you would like to co-sponsor the kiddush.

    B’NAI MITZVAH RETREAT
    The First Annual Ansche Chesed B’nai Mitzvah retreat for children whose bar or bat mitzvah falls in 5767 (school year 2006-2007) will take place on Sunday, May 21. Letters will be going out shortly to all families in our database.

    THE ANSCHE CHESED HEBREW SCHOOL
    The Ansche Chesed Hebrew School is going strong in its second semester as our students continue to work hard learning Torah, Hebrew and Jewish values. Check for Purim Madlibs written by ACHS students in your Mishloach Manot packages this month! Some highlights from our classes this month: The Hey (5th grade) class performed a student-written play about the Kedushah at Tefilah two weeks ago; the Vav (6th grade) class will be entertaining the other classes in a festive Adar fashion this week; and the Dalet (4th grade) class invites our senior friends to come bake with us on April 4th. Contact Lauren at x.208 for more information about baking with the Dalet class.

    Megillah Fundraiser
    There’s still time to contribute to the Megillah fundraiser sponsored by the Hebrew School. The Megillah, which is dedicated to all the children of Ansche Chesed, is being written by soferet (scribe) Jen Taylor Friedman and is sure to be a delight to all who hear and see it. We thank all those who have contributed so far. If you need another form, or more information about the Megillah, call x 208 or email LKurland@AnscheChesed.org.

    Soferet Visit
    A highlight of Adar at the Hebrew School is having the soferet come in to demonstrate her work on the Megillah completed thus far. She will be visiting on Thursday, March 2 from 3:45-4:15 pm and then again from 4:20-4:45 pm. All community members are also invited to observe the hands-on, experiential presentation; contact LKurland@AnscheChesed.org if you would like to attend.

    The Hebrew School ReImagine Task Force
    The Hebrew School ReImagine Task Force has met three times since December and after much discussion and sharing about the nature and future of our School, is in the process of drafting a vision statement for the Hebrew School. Stay tuned for more updates about this vision statement and the initiatives that it inspires.

    Hebrew School Applications for Next Year
    Do you know a family interested in Hebrew School for next year? The Ansche Chesed Hebrew School will shortly be printing applications for its 2006-2007 school year. If you know of anyone who would like an application, contact Rabbi Kurland at x 208.

    YOUTH AT ANSCHE CHESED
    7th/8th Grade Ansche Chesed “Survivor” – Sunday, March 5 Postponed because of snow, Ansche Chesed “Survivor” for kids in 7th and 8th grades will be held on Sunday, March 5 from 2:00-3:30 pm. RSVP to Sarah Chandler, youth educator, at youth@AnscheChesed.org.

    8th and 9th graders – Shabbat Lunch – March 25, 1 pm
    8th and 9th graders are invited to meet with 8th and 9th graders from Congregation Beth Israel from Andover, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 25. Lunch will be served! Contact LKurland@AnscheChesed.org to RSVP!

    Panim el Panim
    Escorted by Rabbi Kalmanofsky, six students attended the Panim el Panim program over Presidents’ Weekend in Washington, DC, to learn more about the intersection of Jewish values and governmental advocacy. Next time you see them, ask students Daniel Giovanelli, Katy Joseph, Rebeka Racz, Eliana Fishman, Lily Schwarzbaum and Sara Mishra about their adventures in DC!

    -- Rabbi Lauren Kurland

     

    Upcoming Events
    TRIBUTE 2006, APRIL 1
    On Saturday night, April 1, we honor members of our community for their dedication and service to Ansche Chesed with a celebratory evening, including tributes, performances, food and drink. This year's honorees are Martin and Tamara Green, Dovid and Shana Roskies, and Rabbi Marion Shulevitz. This is the year's major fundraiser, so make your reservations and send in your journal ads soon!

    MY ISRAEL: PHOTOS FROM MY ALBUM
    Celebrate Yom HaAtzma’ut by sharing your personal photos of Israel with the Ansche Chesed community.

    Yom HaAtzma’ut, Israel Independence Day, will be celebrated at Ansche Chesed on Tuesday evening, May 2. The event will feature a display of photographs taken in Israel by synagogue members. Go through your albums, pick your favorites, and share your memories with the community. The committee will decide which photos will be displayed.

    Pictures must be personal or family photos taken in Israel either by or of the participant, or by or of someone in the participant’s family. You may submit up to five photographs. Maximum size is 8 ½ by 11 inches, and we wish accept only prints. You may submit a color photocopy. Please do not submit your only copy, as we cannot by responsible for its safe return.

    Each photo must be accompanied by the following information: Who took the picture, where and when it was taken, the subject, and optionally, what the photo means to you.

    Photos can be left at AC starting immediately, or can be mailed to the AC office. Deadline is April 7.

    ALSO IN APRIL:
    Pesach will soon be here, and on Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. we will show the animated film Prince of Egypt. Rabbi Burton Visotzky will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward. Not just for children, adults will enjoy this film too.

    COMMUNITY SECOND NIGHT SEDER
    Thursday, April 13
    This year Ansche Chesed will again host a community seder led by Rabbi Kalmanofsky.

    SHIREI CHESED CONCERT
    Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 PM when we will be treated to a performance by Ansche Chesed's community chorus, Shirei Chesed, under the direction of Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn. Shirei Chesed will be joined by Shiru Shiru, the Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus, also directed by Hazzan Hirschhorn. The sanctuary will be filled with the sound of 80 voices accompanied by piano, cello, flute, violin and percussion.

    TUV HA'ARETZ THIRD SEASON
    Spring is just around the corner, and the Garden of Eve farm will once again join with Hazon's Tuv Ha'aretz program to offer the community shares of fresh vegetables, fruit, and flowers. Pickup is from AC on Wednesday evenings. Registration forms will be available shortly.

     

     

    Outings Group Dance Sundays
    March 12, 7-10 p.m. Ballroom Bash!
    The blizzard canceled the February dance, but here's another chance to learn and dance the classics. Empire Dance will teach the waltz and foxtrot, and provide swing, disco and Latin breaks. No partners are necessary, and all are welcome.
    AC and MOMC members $15, non-members $20

     

     

    News & Notes
    MAZAL TOV TO:
    February's b'nai mitzvah:
    Avital Morris
    Scott Etkin
     

    CONDOLENCES TO:
    Elinor Hoffman on the death of her mother, Clara Hoffman.
    Joseph Allerhand on the death of his father, Irving Allerhand.
    Caren Raphael on the death of her father, Harvey Raphael.
    Jesus Fernandez, member of the Ansche Chesed maintenance staff, on the death of his mother.
     

    TODAH RABBAH TO:
    January and February Shelter Volunteers:
    (Names in bold are AC members)
    Maurice Appelbaum
    Trudy Balch
    Barbara Bernstein

    Andrew Blank
    Steven Bloom
    Richard Cantor

    Yehuda Charm
    Benyamin Cirlin
    Columbia-Barnard Hillel
    Ailee Cooper
    Patrick Corrigan
    Charlie Davidson
    Alan Divack

    Jeffrey Dorfman
    Howard Eisenberg
    Matthew Feigin
    John Fraser
    Woody Freiman
    Joel Friedman
    Sarah Galena
    Avi Green
    Shannon Green

    Marilyn Gunner
    Nicole Guzik
    Kehillat Hadar
    Yair Harel
    Marjorie Hort
    Dan Jacob

    JTS Students
    Gary Kallman
    Ken Karan
    Jan Kaufman

    Becky Klein
    KOE Minyan
    Jeremy Lawrence
    Rivkie Layman
    Becky Lurie
    Joyce Mann
    Martin Mann
    Naomi Marcus

    Naomi Martin
    Jocelyn Maskow
    Patric McMahon
    Andy Menkis
    Michael Meric
    Linda Messing

    Rachel Obershain
    Mike Patterson
    Jennifer Raider
    Molly Raik

    Elie Rand
    Anne Rudder
    Dan Schwarzbaum
    Kate Sharp
    Shira Silton
    Donald Stumps
    Betsy Uhrman
    Dan Victor
    Michael Weiss
    Bonnie Zaben

     

    Donations
    Donations not listed will be included in next month's bulletin.

    GENERAL DONATIONS
    Vivian Awner in honor of the morning minyan
    Patricia Salkin and Howard Gross in memory of Marty Silverman
    Bethamie Horowitz and Barry Holtz in memory of Edna Hoffman, mother of Elaine Morris and grandmother of David Morris
    Marjorie Hort in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Avital Morris
    Lana Kalickstein in honor of Emily Stuchiner's Bat Mitzvah, the Bar Mitzvah of Jasper Lee and the Bat Mitzvah of Avital Morris
    Stefan and Mary Krieger in memory of Vivien Krieger
    Jocelyn Maskow in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Ariel Cohen and in memory of Steve Skiena's father
    Bethany Schulman and Jay Moses
    Bill and Marion Shulevitz in memory of Edna Hoffman
    Michele Siegel in memory of Steve Skiena's father, Morris Skiena and Linda Ralston's mother
    Sharon Strassfeld in honor of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah of Nathaniel and Allegra Rosenberg- Epstein; in memory of Andrea Bronfman;in gratitude to Andrea Stern
     

    YAHRZEIT DONATIONS
    Vivian Awner in memory of her mother, Ruth Awner
    Oscar Awner in memory of his father, Jacob Awner and his brother, Max Awner
    Shelly Bazes-Bard in memory of her father, Moshe Bazes and her mother, Sylvia Bazes
    Bonnie Beck in memory of her father, Irving Beck
    Aline Benzaken in memory of her husband, Maurice Benzaken
    Bettina Berch in memory of her father, Julian Berch
    Howard Berkowitz in memory of his father, Fred Berkowitz
    Judy Birnkrant in memory of her father, Paul Horowitz
    Theodore Braude in memory of his son, Matthew Braude
    Stephan Brumberg in memory of his mother, Ruth Brumberg; his father, Harry Brumberg; his wife, Pamela Brumberg; his grandfather, Max Yager
    Evelyn Dicheck in memory of her son, Arthur Dichek
    Gary Dreiblatt in memory of his father, Murray Dreiblatt
    Evan Eisenberg in memory of his mother, Arlene Eisenberg
    Beatrice Epstein in memory of her husband, Nathan Epstein
    Louise Gabel in memory of her mother, Cora Kohn
    Marilyn Goldberg in memory her father, Nathan Goldberg
    Esther and Walter Hautzig in memory of her father's dear friend, Cemach Reis; in memory of her uncle, Sioma Rudomin and great uncle, Max Hillson
    Carol Ingall in memory of her mother, Elisheva
    Ruth Kaufman in memory of her parents, Chiel and Charlotte Morgenstein
    Martin Mann in memory of his mother, Fanny Mann
    Fred Mansbach in memory of his father, Aron Mansbach
    Abraham Melezin in memory of his wife, Rachela Melezin
    Ronald Morris in memory of his father, Philip B. Morris
    Elisheva Urbas and David Morris in memory of Sheldon Braiterman
    Helane Rosenberg in memory of her stepfather, Dave Shapiro
    Sol Rosenkranz in memory of his brother, Harry Rosenkranz,his brother-in-law, Felix Cooper, his loved one, Shimon Coope, his mother-in-law, Zippa Chava Cooper and his sister-in-law, Felicia Cooper
    Nan Salamon in memory of her father, Elias Salamon
    Nahma Sandrow in memory of her grandmother, Molly Sandrow
    Leah Schaefer in memory of her brother, Sidney Cahan
    Hugh Segal in memory of his father, Sammy Segal
    Sylvia Seidman
    Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern in memory of Deborah's mother, Karen Shapira
    Ellen Summer in memory of her father-in-law, Harold Summer
     

    SHELTER FUND
    Benyamin Cirlin and Miriam Benhaim
    Esther Hautzig in memory of her grandfather, Solomon ben Shimon Rudomin and her stepmother, Sonia Etingin Rudomin
    Eleanor and Chuck Lieberman in honor of the marriage of their cousin and friends, Isaac Green and Shannon Frank
    Margaret and Katherine Stevens in honor of the marriage of their cousin and friends, Isaac Green and Shannon Frank
     

    RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
    Melanie Birnholtz and Matt Hildebrandt in honor of Rabbi Kalmanofsky
    Eli Rous
    Jeffrey E.Schwarz
    Elizabeth and Jon Warms in honor of Larry Levi's Celebration of Life
     

    KIDDUSH FUND
    Ruth Salzman and Ira Salzman in honor of Larry and Marilyn Levi
     

    CHILDREN'S TEFILLAH FUND
    Navah Perlman Frost and Robert Frost
     

    KOL NIDRE DONATIONS
    Francis & Floyd Horowitz
    Louis Klein
    Janet Scharf in memory of her mother, Margaret Scharf
     

    HEBREW SCHOOL MEGILLAH PROJECT
    Diane Dreher, Larry and Noah Amsel in memory of Joseph and Pearl Amsel
    Cheryl and Seth Bressman in honor of Buron and Irene Dresner
    Kay Cynamon in memory of Shepard and Sarah Cynamon
    Carolin Daum
    Howard Eisenberg
    Monica , Paul and Aliza Feffer
    Nina Fischer and Leo and Ruby Fine
    Linda Goldstein in honor of Andre and Stefan Manuel
    Sheryl Reich and David Greenberg
    Claudia Chernov and Joshua Hanft
    Rebecca Joseph in honor of Rabbi Lauren Kurland
    Wendy, Avery, Batia and Margalit Katz
    Rabbi Jan Caryl Kaufman in honor of Paul and Sarah Horvath
    Judith Kohn in memory of Edward Berman
    Elena Blount and Barry Levinson
    Patricia Lindemann
    Tom and Amy Marx
    Lenore, Ken, Julian and Stephen Michaels
    Karen Palmer in honor of Sheera, Alan and Seth Palmer
    Adolfo Profumo
    David and Jennie Rosenn in memory of Lillian Teitelbaum
    Ellen Schorr in honor of Rabbi Lauren Kurland and The Hebrew School Faculty
    Deborah Shulevitz and Ori Schwartzburg in memory of Mrs.Simha Schwartzburg
    Marion and William Shulevitz
    Micky and Larry Silverman in memory of Ann Bronstein
     

    ADULT EDUCATION
    Burt Visotzky and Sandy Edelman in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Sam Riggs, grandson of Leah Schaefer
     

    MUSIC FUND
    Andrew Braiterman and Ronne Mandelker in memory of Natasha Hirschhorn's grandmother, Sarra Izrail


     

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