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On hanukkah we do the most we can

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By Rabbi Ron Shulman
 
Hanukkah is one of those rare occasions when most of us do the most we can. What do I mean? The mitzvah for kindling light on Hanukkah is complete with just one light per household each night. 
 
The Talmud tells us that in order to enhance our celebration we can choose to kindle one light for each member of our family. Even better, we are taught we can follow the custom of Rabbi Hillel and kindle one light on the first night, and increase the number of lights each night – which is what we all do. The most we can!
 
What other Jewish ritual can you identify that you do to the max in the routine of your celebration? There’s clearly something about the lights and happiness of Hanukkah we enjoy celebrating.
 
That’s because they’re pretty, certainly. While it’s fun to gather around the Hanukkah Menorah and celebrate, I imagine there’s something more we sense. We often use light to mark religious and personal occasions. Light is a potent symbol. It represents our hopes. It reflects our ideals. It displays life’s energy.
 
I think this is why the historical facts of Hanukkah are overwhelmed by the Talmudic legend of a little bit of oil lasting eight days. The Maccabees’ military victory did not endure. 235 years after the Jewish victory over the Greco-Syrians, the Romans destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. If this had been the whole story, we wouldn’t be celebrating Hanukkah. But we do.
 
Looking to make a dark world brighter, the Jewish people re-made Hanukkah into a memory of faith and light. Honoring the memory of the Temple and its rededication, speaking of God’s presence and the pride of being Jewish, through ritual and light Hanukkah celebrates the goodness of our lives and our Jewish heritage.
 
Sit around the Hanukkiyah as the lights shine bright and talk about your values and ideals. Tell your family and friends what’s important to you and what being Jewish means to you. Each night be the light of Hanukkah for someone else.
 
On Hanukkah we sense our hopes and give to others from the goodness of our hearts. That’s why I ask every child I meet during Hanukkah, “What did you give?” All of us can give of our inner light to others. We can all give our love and help, our hugs and smiles, our friendship and caring. On Hanukkah we do the most we can.
 
Hag Urim Sameah! – Happy Festival of Lights! - Happy Hanukkah!
 
 
The Light Is What We See
(A poem for lighting the Hanukkah Menorah)
 
When the world appears dark
Hope and blessing are what we need.
Hanukkah’s meaning reminds us,
L’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah -
The light is what we see!
Light reflects God’s love, and also our delight.
Light reflects compassion, in our hearts both day and night.
Light reflects goodness, to be done with all our might.
From times of old until today,
Respect and dignity are what we need.
Hanukkah’s meaning reminds us,
L’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah -
The light is what we see!
 

Hanukkah blessings

Celebrating Hanukkah 

Sunday, December 2
9:30-11:45am
 
Shoah Memorial Project - Screening of the film "NOT The Last Butterfly," followed by butterfly painting. 10:30am
 
Tuesday, December 4
5:30pm
 

Trouble on the Stage – Children’s Hanukkah play in English and Hebrew

Thursday, December 6
 
Candle Lighting Ceremony, Hanukkah Dinner, activities, and Hanukkah Town Hall. 
 
5:30-8:00pm
 
Friday, December 7
 
Shabbat
December 7 and 8
Services will include holiday themes, learning, and songs followed by Hanukkah treats and time together as a synagogue family. 

 

Sunday, December 9
 
Monday, December 10
6:30-8:30pm

 

New Prayer Services

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Synagogues are where Jews gather. Synagogues are sacred communities representing Jews and Judaism to the larger world. Before anything else they may be, synagogues function as houses of prayer. The Biblical Prophet Isaiah declares, “For My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all peoples.”
 
Prayer is the primary activity of synagogues because it sustains Jewish identity. Prayer connects us to the continuum of Jewish experience. Prayer provides a framework for understanding our life experiences. Prayer offers the Jewish people’s story and values as a source for personal inspiration and meaning. An activity of the heart, Jewish prayer is advocacy before God, a quest for self-awareness and understanding, expressions of blessing and praise.
 
Here are some new and on-going prayer opportunities for us to gather in our synagogue, our House of Prayer - BEIT Tefillah, at Congregation Beth El.
 
Inspiration! An Upbeat Service of Music & Meaning
Friday November 9 at 7:30 pm

Stone Family Sanctuary
An innovative musical prayer service featuring Dr. Yochanan Winston, Rabbi Ron Shulman, and friends combining traditional and contemporary prayers for celebrating Shabbat with personal reflection, and joyous participation. A Shabbat version of our annual Kol Nidre musical service, planned monthly.

Hineni!
Saturday November 16 at 10:30 am
Beit Midrash
A concise and user-friendly one-hour Shabbat Morning service designed for those of us not yet accustomed to regular participation in Shabbat Morning services. Participate in a relaxed prayer experience reflecting Jewish tradition and contemporary life. Explore religious ideas and Jewish spirituality. Grow to engage meaningfully in synagogue services, guided by Rabbi Ron Shulman.

Weekly Shabbat Services Kislev 5779 | November-December 2018
 
Shabbat Eve Service each Friday at 6:15 pm
November 16 | School Family Shabbat
December    7 | Young Family Shabbat 5:45 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service each Saturday at 9:30 am
    November 10 | Minyanaires Shabbat participation
    November 17 | Family Service 10:30 am
    December    1 | 7th Grade Shabbaton
    December    8 | Shabbat Hanukkah
                                 Julian Reinstein becomes a Bar Mitzvah
 
Daily Minyan
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 a.m.
Mondays and Thursdays and Hanukkah at 7:20 a.m.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
 

Beit midrash - House of study- learning

relevance and authenticity

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By Rabbi Avi Libman

During a recent impromptu discussion with several parents of elementary school age children, I was asked to describe my overall philosophy of Jewish education.  I explained that it can be summed by the following two words, relevance and authenticity.  In other words, we need to read and share our ancient stories to find intellectual and spiritual inspiration in our modern world.  Additionally, we need to look to the future with excitement while embracing and honoring the language of our past. 
 
As I reflect on this discussion, one I have had countless times, the more I realize it is our communal challenge to inspire and engage the next generation.   It is a topic Rabbi Shulman, Jessie and I constantly discuss to be certain we are meeting the educational needs of our community. Truthfully, there are no simple answers, but it is one all of us hold near and dear to our hearts as part of our sacred professional purpose.
 
The Chofetz Hayim, an early 19th century Hasidic master taught, chinuch (education) starts when adults create and mold themselves to be the best role models possible for future generations.  This profound teaching points to the one constant our entire community can embrace and is arguably the most effective educational tool.  Namely, the task of being role models one to another.  All of us, long time members, new members, grandparents, parents and children, our sacred task is to model what it means to create a Beit El, a house of God.  A house in which prayer, torah study, tzedakah, compassion, love, guide our shared commitment to the ideals and purpose of our lives.
 
It is even deeper.  Virtues and values are of central importance to everything we do here at Beth El.   The way we act, who we are, what we stand for.  How we respond, how we view life and the world around us, our personal qualities, attributes and traits.  All of these reflect the degree to which we embrace our Jewish values.
 
On December 6th, during Beth El is Thursday ( B.E.I.T.) we will celebrate the Festival of Lights as a community.  The Viterbi Torah School students will join us for a community candle lighting in celebration of Jewish identity.  Bring your Hannukiyot and candles, smiles, laughter and singing voices as we model for each other what it means to celebrate life with clarity in purpose and meaning.  

May the light of the candles, inspire each of us find relevance and authenticity in our personal stories and journeys.  
 

Beit knesset - House of Assembly- community

our New Executive Director reflects

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By Willy Bagg
 
Now that the whirlwind of preparations for all the holidays have passed, High Holy Days as well as Sukkot and Simchat Torah, I have had an opportunity to settle down and reflect on my first few months as your Executive Director. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you but there are many more congregants that I still need to get to know. I look forward to doing this in the coming months.
 
On Simchat Torah I was given the honor of holding a Torah Scroll and was sitting behind Rabbi Avi as he was chanting. I listened closely as he recited the final portion of the Torah and heard clearly as he “signed off” for the year by singing the very last word in the Torah - “Yisrael”.  

The Torah’s were then swapped over for Rabbi Avi to commence reading from the beginning again. He did this by singing the first word of the first verse - “Bereishit”. I must have been paying attention because something connected and struck me at that moment: 
-    The first letter of the first word of the Torah, Bereishit, beginning with B is a Beit. 
-    The last letter of the last word of the Torah, Yisrael, ending with L is a Lamed. 
 
Why should that be of any interest you may wonder? Because it was at that moment that I realized that it was something significant to do with our very own Synagogue, Beth El. Just like the Torah, the first letter of our name is a B and the last is L.
 
How good is that! The name of our congregation, Beth El, symbolizes and encapsulates the whole Torah from beginning to end. We bookend the Holy Scrolls. They are omnipresent whenever we say the name of our congregation. We are a special Synagogue.
 
As Gayle and I settle into life in San Diego we have experienced not only how special Beth El is, but also how unique. We have been welcomed and accepted so warmly and graciously by everyone. Thank you to everyone. I am keenly aware how important Beth El is in your lives and I am mindful of this as I go about my daily activities – it gives the role an added sense of responsibility.
 
I look forward to celebrating Hanukkah with all of you.
 

tikkun olam

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Winter Tikkun Olam Opportunities at Beth El
Together, let’s do the most we can
 
Thanksgiving Food Drive | Collection through November 13
Contribute food or donate to Thanksgiving meals for families in need, so they may have a bountiful holiday. In coordination with Western Service Workers Association.
Please see cbe.org for a list of items being collected. 
 
Thanksgiving Run for the Hungry | November 22
Walk/run with the Beth El Kosher Turkeys. The race begins in downtown San Diego. Funds raised will help support the North County Food Bank, and the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, both working to eradicate hunger. 
Sign up at sdrunforthehungry.org and register with our team.
 
Embrace-a-Family | Collection through November 29 
Participate in Jewish Family Service’s Embrace-a-Family project by fulfilling the holiday wish list of a local family who is struggling to make ends meet.  We make a holiday celebration possible for those who would otherwise go without.
Contact Tikkun@cbe.org to inquire about remaining wish list items.  

ISN Winter Shelter | December 16-30
In collaboration with the Interfaith Shelter Network, Congregation Beth El will be hosting homeless individuals and families. Participate in this important Tikkun Olam opportunity by volunteering to set up sleeping quarters, prepare meals, be an overnight host, or provide necessary items.
Sign up at cbe.org
 

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Terumot HaKodesh – Sacred Tribute Gifts

“All the gifts the Children of Israel brought to carry out the sacred tasks…” (Exodus 36:3)
 
We are deeply humbled and grateful for the thoughtful generosity of our members. Each contribution is a valued investment in the Congregation Beth El community. Our members show their love of family and community by donating in honor, in memory, in celebration, and in appreciation. Donations are vital to Congregation Beth El's commitment to provide a full range of programs and services to create a thriving Jewish community.
 
Members and non-members make contributions throughout the year to Beth El activities or funds as a way of saying “thank you,” memorializing someone, acknowledging a special honor, and more.
 

Donations Received June 15, 2018 through October 29, 2018 

General donation by…
Jerry Mandell
In honor of…
Irvin Jacobs by Martha Alden
Cheri Weiss by Martha Alden
Ada Anbar’s 2nd Bat Mitzvah by Martha Alden
…to Adult Education
 
General donation by…
Irvin & Jacqueline Jacobs
Chai High Holy Days donation by…
Josh Wortman
…to Chai 20s/30s
 
General donation by…
Siavash & Golda Akhgarnia
Max & Pat Friedheim
Mindy Gold
Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Harold & Shirley Pidgeon
In memory of…
My loving father, Max Gold by Mo Gold
In honor of…
Irv Jacobs by Marc & Casey Rachofsky
Sam Jacobs & Irv Samit by Oded & Galit Shezifi
Ray Fink’s birthday by Liz Wolfson
…to the Daily Minyan
 
Donated by…
Golda & Siavash Akhgarnia
Arlene Bartholomew
Liad Biton & Tanaz Kahen-Biton
Benjamin & Adriane Hertzendorf
Andrew Midler
In honor of…
Irv & Sandy Samit’s 64th Wedding Anniversary by Nehama & Victor Moreno
Sam & Lois Jacobs’ 51st Wedding Anniversary by Nehama & Victor Moreno
Gene Newman by Terry Miller
Rabbi Shulman’s involvement and wise words shared at our Book of Life Signing Ceremony by The Jewish Community Foundation
Ada Anbar’s 2nd Bat Mitzvah by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Stan Amundson by Sheila & Jim Nerad
The birth of my granddaughter, Bella Shnitkind by Tatiana Nevelski
Cheryl Kaufman’s birthday by Flossie & Tony Riesner
In memory of…
Mort Libin by Cecille & Bruce Cohen
…to the General Fund
 
Donated by…
Salman & Odete Afari
Suzanne & Mark Appelbaum
Natan Bakcht
Moris & Bela Breziner
Susan & Jeffrey Heimler
Irving Jacoby
Nili Karmi
Allison Kestenbaum & Brian Garrick
Ian & Golnoosh Lerner
Cyril Light
Israela Manson
James & Sheila Nerad
Murray & Orah Stein
Renee & Steven Tannenbaum
Steven & Alissa Weiss
…for the High Holy Days
 
Donated by…
Mindy Gold
Irv & Jacqueline Jacobs
Victor & Nehama Moreno
Daniel & Sarah Schatz
In celebration of…
Ray Fink’s birthday by Howard & Gail Feldman
In honor of…
Rabbi Libman & Rabbi Shulman by Yosi Yeidid
In memory of…
My loving father, Philip Pakier by Brenda Mann
…to the Israel Committee
 
Donated by…
Salman & Odete Afari
Golda & Siavash Akhgarnia
Martha Alden
Kevin & Laney Alexander
Pamela & Stanley Amundson
Suzanne & Mark Appelbaum
Philip & Debra Aronoff
Wendy & Chaim Avraham
Wilfred & Gayle Bagg
Laurielynn Barnett
Robyn Benensohn & Thomas Baldwin
Barbara Barmatz
Norman & Ruth Berger
Bernardo & Maty Bicas
Evan & Hollie Bierman
Josh & Jessie Birnbaum
Scott Bitterman
Anthony & Michele Black
Karen & Robert Bohrer
Stacie & Jonathan Reinstein
Irv & Myra Bressel
Moris & Bela Breziner
Steven & Roseann Brozinsky
Michael & Diane Busch
Max & Iris Clauss
Pam & Bard Cosman
Ruth Covell
Naomi Crosby
Aron & Diana Davidson
Sharon & Stuart Davidson
Roy & Lesley Davis
Gabriela & Ricardo Dondisch
Nancy & Jeffrey Dosick
Bension Dworkin
Daniel & Emily Einhorn
Jeffrey Elden & Estelle Silverstein
Michael Engel
Barry & Vivian Entous
Allen & Rosalina Erle
Mindi Estrada
Jamshid Farajzadeh & Ramesh Kabbai
Katie & Richard Feifer
Ira & Andrea Feinswog
Ray & Rhona Fink
Atalia Fogel & Asher Gorelik
Max & Pat Friedheim
Paul & Bonnie Friedman
Eve & Gary Fybel
Graeme & Simone Gabriel
July Galper
Martin & Ruth Gilboa
Neil & Susan Gilmor
Amelia Glaser & Eran Mukamel
Jerrold & Myra Glassman
Mark & Hanna Gleiberman
Mindy Gold
Michael & Brenda Goldbaum
Leonid Golovanevsky
Laurie Greenberg
Norman & Sheila Greenberg
Marilyn & Richard Greene
Richard & Jennifer Greenfield
Ron Grinblat
Ira & Dana Grossman
Bryna Haber
Gabrielle Hochberg
Betty Hoffman
Julie Hyde
Paul & Denise Hyde
Hilary & Selwyn Isakow
Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs
Irvin & Jacqueline Jacobs
Irwin & Joan Jacobs
Sam & Lois Jacobs
Irving Jacoby
Ricardo & Daniela Jinich
Roberto & Karen Jinich
Sonya & Sergio Jinich
Jennifer Kagnoff
Marjorie Kalmanson
Leon & Sofia Kassel
Marlene & David Katzman
Herschel & Cheryl Kaufman
Helen Klein
Sherry & Larry Kline
Fanny Krasner Lebovits
Gaby & William Kuperman
Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Vivian Lampell Olmos
Mark Laska & Yael Ridberg
Norton Lazarus
Rachel & Joshua Lazarus
Gerald & Helen Leib
David & Linda Leibowitz
Alina & Thomas Levy
Lawrence & Nancy Levy
Samuel & Anne Levy
Derek & Robyn Lichter
Cyril Light
Harry & Julie Litman
Peter & Lynn Louis
Betzy & Spencer Lynch
Al & Carol Madwatkins
Howard & Elaine Maltz
David & Felicia Mandelbaum
Jerome Mandell
Norman & Sivia Mann
Israela Manson
Michael & Lisa Markman
Stephen & Fiona Markowitz
Kendall Melville & Sabina Wallach
Larry Michaels & Tamar Elkeles
Terry Miller
Howard & Barbara Milstein
Nehama & Victor Moreno
Esther Moscona
Lori Muhlstein
Marc & Ana Muroff
Angela Nahl & Adam Birnbaum
Pamela Nathan
Louis & Arlene Navias
Cindy & Kevin Nelson
Maria Nelson
James & Sheila Nerad
Richard Nerad
Eugene & Suzanne Newman
Deborah Pantoni
Stanley & Roselyn Pappelbaum
Todd & Iris Pearlman
John & Jean Penn
Joel & Ruth Perlin
Judy Persky & Joe Schuman
Dennis & Loren Pinn
Eli Plaxe
Samuel Popkin & Susan Shirk
Morton & Jana Printz
Marc & Casey Rachofsky
Randal & Diane Rein
Don & Stacy Rosenberg
Ivan & Janet Rostovsky
Abe & Ana Rothman
Jeff & Sandy Sacks
Irving & Sandy Samit
Larry & Elyse Schloss
David & Hedda Schmidt
Betty Schwartz
Neil Senturia & Barbara Bry
Allan & Sheila Seid
Barbara Sexter
Jacqueline & Robert Shapiro
Philip Shapiro
Warren & Julie Shapiro
Oded & Galit Shezifi
Gary & Denise Sneag
Elyse Sollender & Mark Lohkemper
Michael Sonduck & David Zeligson
Stephen & Deborah Spector
Martin Stein & Mary Caffery
Bernard & Marlo Surovsky
Margo Tabachnick
Howard Taras
Iraj & Lida Tehrani
Nancie & Richard Vann
Sandra & George Vann
Clive Walden
Michael Weiner
Michael Winer
Elizabeth Wolfson
Nancy & Randy Wolman
Edna Yedid
Sharone Yedid-Kaufman
Mourad & Brenda Zarouri
Heywood & Ronni Zeidman
Gary & Rikki Zimmerman
…for Kol Nidre
In memory of…
My loving mother,
Molly Robins by Cyril Adler
My loving father,
Michael Anbar by Ran Anbar
Morton Libin by Debbie & Howie Anschell
My loving father,
Morton Melnick by Barbara Barmatz
My loving sister,
Evelyn Melnick by Barbara Barmatz
My loving mother,
Dorothy Melnick by Barbara Barmatz
My loving husband,
Robert Berk by Sondra Berk
My loving brother,
Joel Bressel by Irv Bressel
My loving father,
Sam Bressel by Irv Bressel
My loving sister,
Shirley Cohen by Irv Bressel
My loving uncle,
George Schneider by Irv Bressel
My loving grandmother,
Anna Erensky by Myra Bressel
My loving mother,
Clara Rubnitz by Myra Bressel
My loving father,
Max Buczaczer by Michael Buczaczer
My loving mother,
Lotte Buczaczer by Michael Buczaczer
My loving uncle,
David Busch by Michael Busch
My loving uncle,
Samuel Haft by Michael Busch
My loving grandfather,
Morris Marvin by Michael Busch
My loving mother,
Ruth Panzer by Diane Busch
My loving mother,
Rita Carson by Dennis Carson
My loving father,
Myron Coler by Sandra Carson
My loving mother,
Pauline Kabrun by Shirley Cirlin
My loving father,
Bard Cosman by Bard Cosman
My loving husband,
Harold Simon by Ruth Covell
My loving mother,
Eva “Effie” Raber by Sharon Davidson
My loving sister,
Pearl Greenstein by Michael Elovitz
My loving uncle,
Sidney Elovitz by Michael Elovitz
My loving brother,
Nathan Entous by Barry Entous
My loving brother,
Philip Friedheim by Max Friedheim
My loving brother,
Hyman Friedheim by Max Friedheim
My loving father-in-law,
Sidney Friedlaender
by Deborah Friedlaender
My loving father,
Robert Gildred by Lori Gildred
My loving husband,
Chris Gillin by Frances Gillin 
My loving brother,
Daniel Davis by Frances Gillin
My loving grandmother,
Toni Weingold by Hanna Gleiberman
My loving mother,
Pauline Rosenbaum by Mindy Gold
My loving mother,
Frida Leighton by Sheila Greenberg
My loving mother,
Tova Greenberg by Norman Greenberg
My loving father,
Moshe Jacob Greenberg by Norman Greenberg
My loving mother,
Ferne Grosmann by Carla Grosmann
My loving father,
Edward Elias Grosmann
by Carla Grosmann
My loving husband,
Lawrence Morris Haber by Bryna Haber
My loving father,
Fred Herman by Rick Herman
My loving brother,
Richard Augustus by Betty Hoffman
My loving father,
Ben Abelowitz by Jennifer Josephson
My loving father,
Henry Paul Kaplan by Dan Kaplan
My loving father,
Erwin Klein by David Ari Klein
My loving husband,
Louis Krasner by Fanny Krasner Lebovits
My loving mother,
Rachel Lagnado by Isaac Lagnado
My loving wife,
Viviane Lagnado by Isaac Lagnado
Morton Libin by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
My loving mother,
Beatrice Russell by Gerald Leib
My loving father,
Harry Alman by Robyn Lichter
My loving father,
Aaron Fialkow by Elaine Maltz
My loving father,
Jack Maltz by Howard Maltz
My loving mother,
Ida Batzofin by Felicia Mandelbaum
David’s loving father, Fred Mandelbaum by David & Felicia Mandelbaum
My loving mother,
Zilla Pakier by Brenda Mann
My loving mother,
Frances Mendell by Steven Mendell
Anita Plaxe by Arlene Mink
My loving mother,
Flora Moreno by Victor Moreno
Benjamin Nagiel by
The Nagiel & Rothman Families
My loving mother,
Bela Nagiel by Moises Nagiel
My loving mother,
Regina Cohn by Sheila Nerad
My loving father,
Samuel Rudosky by Etta Palin
My loving mother,
Sara Pappelbaum by Stanley Pappelbaum
My loving brother,
Alan Gibbsby Roselyn Pappelbaum
My loving father,
George Persky by Judy Persky
My loving husband,
Jacob Glezer by Judy Persky
My loving mother,
Trudy Frenkel by Jean Penn
My loving grandfather,
Seymour Hornik by Amy Pinn
My loving grandmother,
Betty Hornik by Amy Pinn
My loving sister, Sally Plaxe by Eli Plaxe
My loving wife,
Mindy Kaplan by Marc Poland
My loving son,
David Feldman by Elena Romanowsky
My loving brother, Bernardo Romanowsky by Elena Romanowsky
My loving father, David Romanowsky by Elena Romanowsky
My loving husband,
Bernd Ross by Laura Jo Ross
My loving father,
Robert Berk by Ellen Sacks
My loving father,
Barney Sacks by Peter Sacks
My loving husband,
Fred Saleh by Vivienne Saleh
My loving mother,
Florence Golub by Hedda Schmidt
My loving father,
Benjamin Lepolstat by Hedda Schmidt
My loving mother,
Lucille Reznick by Joan Schultz
My loving mother,
Anne Harris by Betty Schwartz
My loving father,
Hyman Senturia by Neil Senturia
My loving husband,
Michael Sexter by Barbara Sexter
My loving husband,
Melvin Smith by Joan Smith
My loving mother,
Sheila Stein by Murray Stein
My loving father,
Hymie Tagger by Orah Stein
My loving mother,
Shulamis Tagger by Orah Stein
My loving mother,
Shirley Steinert by Jan Steinert
My loving father,
Herbert Steinert by Jan Steinert
My loving friend,
Pierre Madacsi by Jan Steinert
Anita Plaxe by Alan & Caryn Viterbi
Loving father and grandfather, Hyman Kuperstein by The Weinshanker Family, Susan, Stuart, Rachel & Ariel
Our loving son, Scott Daniel Ugoretz by Richard & Frances Ugoretz
My loving father,
Julius Morris by Frances Ugoretz
My loving mother,
Ann Burstein by Nancie Vann
My loving father,
Armin Vann by Richard Vann
My loving mother,
Maria Viterbi by Andrew Viterbi
My loving son,
Alexander Viterbi by Andrew Viterbi
My loving father,
Morrie Steiman by Zelda Waxenberg
My loving aunt,
Hedda Steinmetz by George Weiss
My loving husband,
Justin Haar by Shirley Wenger
My loving father,
Levi Cohen by Edna Yedid
…to the Memorial Fund
 
Donated by…
Gregory & Victoria Hodosevich
Shabbat Kiddush 6/28/18 by…
Irv & Jacqueline Jacobs
Al & Carol Madwatkins
Joel & Ruth Perlin
Steve Taylor
In memory of…
My loving father, Isaac Bicas by Bernardo Bicas
…to the Men’s Club
 
Donated by…
Sharon & Stuart Davidson
Graeme & Simone Gabriel
Mindy Gold
Bryna Haber
Derek & Robyn Lichter
…for Purim Baskets
 
In memory of…
Anita Plaxe by Howard & Eva Greenberg
In honor of…
Yonatan Libman's Bar Mitzvah by
 Robyn Benensohn & Thomas Baldwin
 Moris & Bela Breziner
 Jerry & Myra Glassman
 Herschel & Cheryl Kaufman
 Brenda & Mark Mann
 Sheila & Jim Nerad
 Edna & David Wallace
Rabbi Avi Libman by
 David & Joyce Abrams
 Sharona Benami & Yehuda Bock
 Batsheva & Michael Feldman
 Morris & Phyllis Gold
 Richard & Linda Isen
 Jonathan & Lindsay Kabakoff
 James Farajzadeh & Ramesh Kabbai
 David & Illana Mauser
Terry Miller
Elizabeth Wolfson
Yosi Yedid
…to Rabbi Libman’s Discretionary Fund
In honor of…
The birth of our grandson, Samson Lazarus by Ron & Kim Lazarus
Rabbi Shulman by…
 Ran & Hannah Anbar
 Sharona Benami & Yehuda Bock
 Ari & Kathryn Elden
 James Farajzadeh & Ramesh Kabbai
 Michael & Bat-Sheva Feldman
 Mindy Gold
 Gregory & Victoria Hodosevich
 Frieda Levinsky
Steve Shoemaker & Denise Handler Shoemaker
 Yosi Yedid
Hillel Katzeff by Yochanan & Roberta Winston
In appreciation of…
Rabbi Shulman by Rachel & Joshua Lazarus
…to Rabbi Shulman’s Discretionary Fund
 
Anonymous donation to the Ritual Fund
 
In honor of
Fanny Krasner Lebovits by Suzanne & Mark Appelbaum
to the Shoah Memorial Fund
 
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans by Eli Plaxe to the Tikkun Fund
 
Donated by…
Trisha & Ben Handler
Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Dvora & Benji Vinick
Clive Walden
…to the Thanksgiving Food Drive
 
Donated by…
Irv & Myra Bressel
Michael & Patricia Buczaczer
Susan & Jeffrey Heimler
Herschel & Cheryl Kaufman
Allison Kestenbaum & Brian Garrick
Nehama & Victor Moreno
Louis & Arlen Navias
James & Sheila Nerad
Gloria & Rod Stone
Edna & David Wallace
Ruth Warburg
Leonard & Molly Zoll
…for WSWA Backpacks & Uniforms
 
Donated by…
Eli Plaxe
In celebration of…
Yonatan Libman’s Bar Mitzvah by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
In appreciation of…
Jacqueline Jacobs by Yonatan Libman
In honor of…
Eva Greenberg by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Gene Newman by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Irv Samit by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Sam Jacobs by Isaac & Candice Lagnado
In memory of…
My loving mother-in-law, Helene Falk by Isaac Lagnado
My loving father, Jack J. Newman by Eugene Newman
Anita Plaxe by Judy Persky & Joe Schuman
My loving wife, Anita Plaxe by Eli Plaxe
…to the Tikkun Fund
 
Donated by…
Irv & Jacqueline Jacobs
In honor of Yonatan Libman's Bar Mitzvah by Martha Alden
In appreciation of Graeme Gabriel by Joan & Paul Schultz
…to the VTS Education & Curriculum Fund
 
Donated by…
Janice Alper
Imelda Pearce
Vivienne Saleh
In memory of Anita Plaxe by Joy Wasserman Polun
To the Torah Fund
Suzanne & Mark Appelbaum
Karen & Robert Bohrer
Ruth Covell
Sharon & George Glickman
Mindy Gold
Helen Klein
Betty Hoffman
Fanny Krasner Lebovits
Gaby & William Kuperman
Renee & Evan Ravich
Laura Jo Ross
Joan Smith
Elizabeth Wolfson
Nancy & Randy Wolman
…to the Women’s Connection
 
In memory of my loving uncle, Mort Libin by Lori Ergas
In honor of Naomi Gabriel's Bat Mitzvah by Martha Alden
..to Youth Camp & Israel Scholarships
 
Donated by…
Martha Alden
Ann & Richard Jaffe
Frieda Levinsky
…to the Youth Fund
 
Donated by…
Glenn & Jodi Abel
Arthur & Denise Adler
Cyril Adler
Ran & Hannah Anbar
Suzanne & Mark Appelbaum
Philip & Debra Aronoff
Wendy & Chaim Avraham
Willy & Gayle Bagg
Natan Bakcht
Barbara Barmatz
Rhonda Berger & Robert Abrams
Sondra Berk
Maria & Dennis Berman
Bernardo & Maty Bicas
Josh & Jessie Birnbaum
Anthony & Michele Black
Harry & Eleanor Bluestein
Yehuda Bock & Sharona Benami
Steven & Roseann Brozinsky
Maurice & Lani Buchbinder
Michael & Diane Busch
Dennis & Sandra Carson
Stephen & Dvora Celniker
Glen & Alaura Cohen
Bard & Pamela Cosman
Sharon & Stuart Davidson
Andrew & Belinda Donner
Daniel & Emily Einhorn
Jeffrey Elden & Estell Silverstein
Susan Elden
Michael & Judi Elovitz
Barry & Vivian Entous
Max & Pat Friedheim
Sharon & Richard Gabriel
July Galper
Lori Gildred
Frances Gillin
Jerrold & Myra Glassman
George & Sharon Glickman
Mcihael & Brenda Goldbaum
Marilyn & Richard Greene
Richard & Jennifer Greenfield
Ira & Dana Grossman
Bryna Haber
Judy & Gerald Handler
Stephen & Rina Hirschhorn
Betty Hoffman
Hilary & Selwyn Isakow
Andrew & Sonia Israel
Irvin & Jacqueline Jacobs
Irwin & Joan Jacobs
Richard & Ann Jaffe
Benson Jarzyna & Denny Witkin
David & Susan Kabakoff
Leon & Sofia Kassel
Herschel & Cheryl Kaufman
David Ari Klein
Selwyn & Barbara Klein
Marsha & Ethan Kline
Avi & Jennifer Klinger
Leean Knetzer
Joel Kopstein
Edith & Richard Kornberg
Linda Kozin
Isaac & Candice Lagnado
Vivian Lampell Olmos
Gerald & Helen Leib
Jordan & Susan Levin
Frieda Levinsky
Michael Levinson
Alina & Thomas Levy
Lawrence & Nancy Levy
Derek & Robyn Lichter
Peter & Lynn Louis
Betzy & Spencer Lynch
Al & Carol Madwatkins
Howard & Elaine Maltz
David & Felicia Mandelbaum
Mark & Brenda Mann
Norman & Sivia Mann
Michael & Francine Mellon
Steven & Barbara Mendell
Terry Miller
Howard & Barbara Milstein
Nehama & Victor Moreno
Nancy Muller & Jeannie Posner
Moises & Ruth Nagiel
Louis & Arlene Navias
James & Sheila Nerad
Perry Nerenberg
Eugene & Suzanne Newman
Joel & Ruth Perlin
Judy Persky & Joe Schuman
Eli Plaxe
David & Beth Printz
Morton & Jana Printz
Renee & Evan Ravich
Jonathan & Stacie Reinstein
Elena Romanowsky
Charles Rosen
Don & Stacy Rosenberg
Laura Jo Ross
Abe & Ana Rothman
Leopoldo & Dora Rothman
Anthony & Ellen Sacks
Vivienne Saleh
David & Hedda Schmidt
Donald & Janet Schwartz
Jacqueline & Robert Shapiro
Phil Shapiro
Elias & Claire Sheinberg
Gary & Jean Shekhter
Lawrence & Barbara Sherman
Edward & Zella Silverstein
Larry & Monica Simpson
Emma & Kevin Slattery
Elyse Sollender & Mark Lohkemper
Ann Sommers & Neil Libin
Stephen & Deborah Spector
Mildred Spelber
Murray & Orah Stein
Gloria & Rod Stone
Bernard & Marlo Surovsky
Suzanne Swersky
Carole & Jerry Turk
Sandra & George Vann
Andrew Viterbi
Valerie Viterbi
Keith & Ruth Wahl
Clive Walden
Ruth Warburg
Joy Wasserman Polun
Zelda Waxenberg
Steven & Alissa Weiss
Shirley Wenger
Yochanan & Roberta Winston
Nancy & Randy Wolman
Edna Yedid
Mourad & brenda Zarouri
Leonard & Molly Zoll
…for the Book of Remembrance
 
Wed, December 12 2018 4 Tevet 5779