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  1. 1. CONTACT US temple beth-el, 579 N. Nova Road Ormond Beach, FL 32174-4405 The BulletinThe BulletinA monthly publication of Temple Beth-El, a reform congregation, mailed 11 times a year, free to congregation members. NOVEMBER 2010/5771 VOLUME XVIV · NO. 3NOVEMBER 2010/5771 VOLUME XVIV · NO. 3 TEMPLE BETH-EL MISSION STATEMENT Our Temple Beth-El Congregation worships God in the Reform Jewish tradition. We are both diverse and multigenerational, welcoming any person or family wishing to associate themselves with our Jewish community. We strive to cultivate a love of our Jewish cultural heritage and actively support the State of Israel. The spirit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and a vibrant spirituality are ingrained within our Congregation. Our many educational programs reach deep into the community, embracing all ages, faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds. Temple phone 386-675-6615 Temple fax 386-673-7928 Rabbi Barry M. Altman 386-675-6612 Cantorial Intern Zev Sonnenstein 386-675-6613 Jeff Bigman Temple President 386-675-6620 Temple Beth-El School 386-267-0952 School fax 386-673-7928 Malka Altman Director Temple Beth-El School, Religious School & Temple Fitness 386-675-6616 CHECK OUT ALL THE LATEST NEWS ONLINE • and friend us on Facebook webmaster: Nikki Mastando, Therese Cirafisi Temple & Rabbi’s Secretary 386-675-6615
  2. 2. DATE TIME SERVICE Friday, Nov. 5 6 p.m. WRJ Family Shabbat Dinner 7 p.m. Family Shabbat Service Saturday, Nov. 6 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Rabbi 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Rabbi Tuesday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Kristallnacht Service Friday, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, Nov. 13 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Lay Led 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Lay Led Friday, Nov. 19 7:30 p.m. “Shabbat Rocks”Service Oneg Sponsor: Goodman Saturday, Nov. 20 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Cantor Zev 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Cantor Zev Friday, Nov. 26 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, Nov. 27 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Lay Led 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Lay Led Friday, Dec. 3 6 p.m. Chanukah Dinner 7 p.m. Family Shabbat Service Saturday, Dec. 4 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Rabbi 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Rabbi Friday, Dec. 10 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, Dec. 11 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Lay Led 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Lay Led Friday, Dec. 17 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, Dec. 18 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Cantor Zev 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Cantor Zev Friday, Dec. 24 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service Satuday, Dec. 25 9 a.m. Torah Talk w/Lay Led 10:30 a.m. Daven w/Lay Led Friday, Dec. 31 5 p.m. Champagne Shabbat BOARD MEMBERS & COMMITTEE CONTACTS Jeff Bigman President, 386-675-6620 Jeff Brok President Elect/Treasurer 386-675-6621 Trienah Gorman 1st Vice President/Secretary Fundraising committee Mickey Obed 2nd Vice President House Committee Michael Furman Vice President Michael Orfinger Vice President Richard Holtz Immediate Past President House Liaison Security Committee • • • Rochelle Goodman Membership Committee Judith Josephson Social Action committee Gwen Kotler Adult Education Robert Rothman Marketing Barbara Steinberg WRJ president Rochelle Holtz Volunteerism Committee Steven Katz Membership Liaison • • • Loretta Aronson Deanna Bedford Barbara Doliner Conley Cory Danow Adrienne Grossman Lewis Heaster Carolyn Landy Dr. Steven Levine David Markowitz Christine Nuger Dr Howard Pranikoff David Sacks Lyle Trachtman
  3. 3. Wit and Wisdom By Which to Live Life • Money kept in the banks may not be really yours. When it is time to spend, just spend. Treat yourself well as you’re getting old. • Treat sickness with optimism. Whether you are poor or rich, everyone has to go through birth, aging, sickness and death. There is no exception, that’s life! • Do not be afraid or worried when you are sick. Settle all the outstanding issues beforehand and you will be able to leave without regret! • Let the doctors handle your body, let GOD/NATURE handle your life, but be in charge of your own moods. • Our kids will make their own fortune. • Look after four old treasures: 1. Your old body: pay more attention to health, you can only rely on yourself in this. 2. Retirement funds: money that you have earned, it is best to keep them yourself. 3. Your old companion: treasure every moment with M ost of us are regular users of the Internet. We get bombarded with lots of communications that we neither wanted nor needed. A number of them might be categorized as “feel good” messages that are filled with beautiful pictures and well- intentioned thoughts; I tend to discard many of them without looking at them. But occasionally one attracts my attention and that is just what happened a couple of weeks ago as I was thinking about what I could say in this column to convince my congregation to truly live life! Someone sent me a power- point presentation entitled “The Secrets of Old Age” and it is addressed to “All Retired Friends.” Here are some of the words that accompanied some soothing music and some very lovely photos: “Secrets of life in 6 words:” Before Middle Age: Do not fear! After Middle Age: Do not regret! • Enjoy your life while you can. Do not wait until you cannot even work just to be sorry and to regret! • As long as it is physically possible, visit places you wish to visit. • When there is an opportunity, get together with old classmates, old colleagues and old friends. The gathering is not just about eating; it’s just that there isn’t much time left. your other half, one of you will leave first! 4. Your old friends: seize every opportunity to meet up with your old friends. Such opportunities will become rare as time goes by. • Things you must do every day: Smile and laugh. • Running water does not flow back. So is life, make it happy. RABBI BARRY ALTMAN Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Temple Beth-El 7:30pm Featuring Dr. Grady Ballenger Dean of Students at Stetson University who will introduce the historic documentary “NIGHT AND FOG” Program Sponsored by Grady Ballenger is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stetson University. His graduate work in literature was completed at Columbia University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His teaching interests include documentary and narrative film and the ways that Hollywood films, in particular, recreate historical traumas like the Holocaust. Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, NIGHT AND FOG contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With NIGHT AND FOG, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man’s violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again. ALL ARE WELCOME NIGHT AND FOG BY ALAIN RESNAIS’ DAVENWITHKAVANAH FULLSHABBAT EXPERIENCE INCLUDINGTORAH SERVICE EVERYSATURDAY TORAHTALK,9A.M. DAVEN,10:30A.M. Kiddushsponsorships available. CallTheresefordetails DAVENWITHKAVANAH FULLSHABBAT EXPERIENCE INCLUDINGTORAH SERVICE EVERYSATURDAY TORAHTALK,9A.M. DAVEN,10:30A.M. Kiddushsponsorships available. CallTheresefordetails
  4. 4. I t amazes me how quickly the year flies by. With the Thanksgiving and Chanukah season right around the corner, it reminds me how grateful I am for my family and friends, while at the same time keeping in mind those who are less fortunate. October ends each year with the youth groups’ Trick-or-Treat-for-Hunger program, collecting food for the Federation’s Jerry Doliner food pantry. This year was no exception; we had another successful food drive (thank you to all who helped!). However, I can’t help wonder if it was enough. This is the first year that I, personally, know people who were going hungry, who were going to food banks and soup kitchens and didn’t know where or if they would celebrate Thanksgiving this year. All this just brought to mind that as Jews we have the awesome opportunity and responsibility to watch out for each other. In Torah, we recently read about Cain and Abel and the famous question; “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The answer, plain and simple, is yes. Yes, we are. We have many choices to make each and every day ‒ some simple and others not ‒ but nonetheless, they are there to be made. The first Wednesday of each month we have a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life when we go and volunteer at the homeless coalition’s soup kitchen. The choice to help is there and many make that choice, but why make an effort only then? It seems as holidays approach ‒ no matter whether they are Jewish or secular ‒ we all seem to get this extra urge for giving. Not that this is a bad thing, but why does it take a holiday or holiday season to get us in the mood to give or help others? Throughout the year, we have many opportunities to answer the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” and set an example for others to follow. It can involve participating in a social-action project or volunteering around the Temple in any capacity ‒ joining the choir, getting involved in an activity that is being run by Sisterhood or Brotherhood and supporting it, or getting involved with something such as the Jewish Heritage Festival planning. These are but a few ways we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keepers. What will you choose? B’Yididut ‒ In friendship. Cantor Zev H ello DAFTY followers, our last event at Ormond lanes was a blast! I would like to see more people attending DAFTY events. We started Trick-or- Treat for Hunger on October 17th by passing out flyers. We need lots of help to get this to run smoothly so I would like to see everyone there. Parents urge your kids to participate in this mitzvah. Make sure not to miss our very first “Over the Hump Night” of the season, Wednesday, November 10th. So mark your calendars and come for a few hours of fun to help get through the week. I hope to see more of you at our upcoming events. If you have any questions you can check out our DAFTY Facebook page. Sincerely, Cory Danow Youth Group president It’s Here! It’s Here! JR. & SR. YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER and we need your help! DAFTY and Jr. Dafty are now selling “Enjoy the City Coupon Books” for only $20.00! Great discounts focusing on Volusia and surrounding areas. For more information contact Cantor Zev 106 N. Old Kings Road Ormond Beach , FL 32174 (386) 672-2590
  5. 5. A s Americans, when we think of November, our thoughts automatically turn to Thanksgiving. And, as American Jews, we have a lot to be thankful for. As Jews, except for the rare very early Chanukah, we are in between major holidays. There are some special days in history that deserve our praise including the day of the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917, when the British government formally declared in favor of a Jewish Homeland in Palestine (a much larger area than present day Israel) and November 29, 1947, the day of the UN vote in favor of the partition of Palestine leading the way to the establishment of today’s Israel. However, a review of history does not reveal November to generally be a kind month to Jews. Perhaps most notably, we recognize Kristallnacht during this month. This year, Dean Grady Ballenger of Stetson University will introduce and discuss the move “Night & Fog” at Temple Beth-El on November 9 at 7:30 p.m. The movie, a 1955 French short documentary on Auschwitz and Majdanek, reminds of the horrors of the not too distant past. Giving Bittersweet Thanks Nov. 1, 1210: Jews of England imprisoned, 1210, by orders of King John. Nov. 2, 1943: Nazis liquidated Riga ghetto. Nov. 2, 1976: Jimmy Carter wins U.S. presidency. Nov. 3, 1394: Jews of Paris expelled. Nov. 4, 1943: Jews of Florence, Italy rounded up and deported. Nov. 4, 1995: Yitzhak Rabin murdered. Nov. 6, 1941: 500 Jews of Kolomyya, Galicia and 15,000 Jews of Rowno, Poland were massacred by the Nazis. Nov. 6, 1942: 12,000 Jews of Minsk were executed by the Nazis. Nov. 9, 1938: Kristallnacht, 300 shuls and hundreds of Jewish businesses and homes were destroyed. Nov. 9, 1862: Ulysses S. Grant (future U.S. president) orders Jews barred from service under his command. Nov. 9, 1526: Jews of Pressburg (now Bratislava) were expelled by order of Queen Maria. Nov. 10, 1975: U.N. General Assembly adopted the Zionism is Racism resolution. Nov. 11, 1942: 5,000 Jews were murdered in the ghetto of Slutsk, Byelorussia. The Jewish community was established there in the 13th century. Nov. 12, 1939: Jews of Lodz, Poland ordered to wear yellow armband. Nov. 13, 1757: Talmudic volumes were burned in Russia. Nov. 14, 1942: Ghettos in Radom, Cracow, and Galicia set up by the Nazis. Nov. 15, 1938: Jewish students were barred from German schools. Nov. 16, 1380: Many Jews were killed in riots in Paris. Nov. 16, 1940: Warsaw ghetto was sealed by the Nazis. Nov. 17, 1278: Jews of England were imprisoned, and many were martyred. Nov. 17, 1938: Italian anti- Semitic code, patterned after the Nuremberg Laws, published. Nov. 20, 1938: First anti-Semitic attack over radio in the U.S. by Father Caughlin. Nov. 22, 1974: U.N. General Assembly approved the right of the Palestinians to a sovereign state at the expense of Israel. Nov. 22, 1793: Strasbourg prohibits circumcision and the wearing of beards. It ordered the burning of all books in Hebrew. Nov. 23, 1593: Anti-Jewish riots in Bucharest claimed many Jewish lives. Nov. 25, 1940: The Patria, a steamer carrying“illegal” immigrants sank in Haifa port, 200 dead. Nov. 25, 1744: Austrian soldiers killed many Jews in Prague. Nov. 25, 1357: Charles IV issued protection for the Jews of Strasbourg. Two years later 1,000 Jews were burned and the remainder forcibly baptized -- well-poisoning rumors proved greater than royal protection. Nov. 26, 1095: Proclamation of the First Crusade. Nov. 30, 1941: 27,000 Jews of Riga ghetto taken for execution. Nov. 30, 1947: Arab terrorist campaign began. URJ NORTH AMERICAN FORUM Hosted by the URJ South District, November 19-21, 2010 in Atlanta, GA Join us to learn with these Networking Groups: ADULT LEARNING: Discover the latest models and techniques used in the field, as presented by Dr. Ron Cervero of the University of Georgia. Led by Wendy Grinberg and Rabbi Joan Glazer Farber, Union Adult Learning Specialists EARLY ENGAGEMENT: Engaging and retaining young families is crucial to the life of every synagogue. Join discussions of best practices and recent research to help your congregation’s efforts.Led by Stephanie Fink, Union Outreach Specialist, and Cathy Rolland, Union Early Childhood Specialist HEBREW EDUCATION: Explore the different modes of teaching and learning Hebrew, including technological aids and how Hebrew influences Jewish identity. Led by Mira Angrist, Union Hebrew Specialist, and Melanie Cole Goldberg, Union Education Specialist SMALL REMOTE CONGREGATIONS: Learn more about leadership development; financial health; ways to use technology to reach out and enhance worship; and navigating the Union - all from the perspective of a small congregation. Led by Vicky Farhi, Union Outreach Specialist, and Rabbi Brian Zimmerman, South District Union Rabbi Plus, be part of engaging Torah study sessions with Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger and a special workshop on Leadership Development. Also, enjoy learning and networking opportunities, entertainment and Shabbat celebration with friends from across North America. Above, I have pointed out some of the other “lowlights” in Jewish history in November. These dates and occurrences remind us of the precious nature of the freedoms we enjoy as American Jews and of the importance of the state of Israel, especially at a time when our own government doesn’t seem to acknowledge and recognize that importance. So, in this American month of Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for our current circumstances but remember to “Never Forget.” Jeffrey Bigman JEWISH“LOWLIGHTS”IN NOVEMBER
  6. 6. All Threads Count WRJ Sisterhood Calendar of Events November 5 Family Shabbat Dinner 6:15 pm Shabbat Sundae Oneg November 7 Brief WRJ Board Meeting 9 am November 14 Fall Family Carnival/Holiday Shopping Spree 12-5 pm November 19 Pre-Shabbat Services Wine & Cheese in the lobby 7 pm December 5 Holiday Concert & Celebration 2-5 pm Rockefeller Gardens, The Casements Ormond Beach Featuring Beth Schafer December 12 WRJ Sisterhood Gathering Activity To Be Announced December 17 Pre-Shabbat Services 7 pm Wine & Cheese in the lobby R ecently, Murray and I ate dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, and of course at the end of our meal, we received the mandatory fortune cookie. Because our ritual has always been to select “our” cookie and read aloud “our” personal fortune, we enjoyed this task once more. This statement was my fortune: When weaving nets, all threads count. I immediately thought of my grandmother who at age 95 learned to weave. When she was proudly showing me the process on a small tabletop loom, I remembered her making a similar observation, especially the part about making sure you knew the count. It’s clear to me that this statement not only applies to weaving, but it is also relevant to people. With that relationship in mind, the fortune statement might say: When weaving networks, all people count. WRJ Sisterhood is a network of women, and for me, all members count. Each of our members is as important as the next, regardless of their REMINDER TO WRJ SISTERHOOD MEMBERS Joint Chanukah Luncheon for All Sisterhoods in Volusia & Flagler counties. WHERE: Congregation B’nai Torah WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11:30 pm RSVP: By November 24 organizational title or of their level of participation. Sometimes in volunteer organizations it is the few who do the work of the many. Because a Sisterhood member does not have the ability to participate, whatever the reason, this does not mean her significance within the organization is lessened. As the President of WRJ, I believe it is my job to equally honor each member because by joining our group, this member has given her implied commitment to our mission and to our goals. Participation as a volunteer is a choice of the heart, not an obligation nor an expectation that comes with joining. In this organization as we continue to weave our network, ALL members count! Barbara Steinberg WRJ President FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER POT LUCK DINNER FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010 AT 6 P.M. Bring a dairy dish to feed 8 Bring one of the following in a disposable container: Appetizer Vegetable Fruit Entrée RSVP TO THERESE AT TEMPLE OFFICE 386-675-6615 SPONSORED BY WRJ SISTERHOOD SERVICES AT 7 PM Join us for a special Oneg “SHABBAT SUNDAE” After services Sponsored by Temple Beth-El Brotherhood Harriet Altman-Douguf Judaica Shop Over the years if you have collected any Judaica, and you now wish to downsize your collec- tion, why not donate it to our gift shop! All donations are tax deductible. Others may be looking for an item you have but no longer use so it is a way to make our gift shop a success. Place your orders for Chanukah Elite chocolate coins from Israel Box of 24: $17.00 We now offer Bar & Bat Mitzvah Invitations as well as monogrammed kippahs. We also carry greeting cards for all occasions. No Sales Tax ~ Free Gift Wrap If we don’t have it, we can get it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shop Open Friday Nights and By Appointment Anna Obed (386) 672-8879 ~ Don’t Forget about our Book Exchange!
  7. 7. T here is so much YOU can do with your spare time to help Temple Beth- El. One hour a day or one hour a week – however much time you have would be so gratefully appreciated. You have so many choices, it’s hard to decided what to do: • Rabbi Altman needs help with his video library – re- catalogue videos, DVD’s, CD’s and films – there may be something hidden in there we could use for the Temple’s 60th anniversary. • Cantor Zev is always looking for helpers to Feed the Homeless – first Wednesday of every month. • Cantor Zev also needs help with the youth groups – mailings, chaperoning, phone calls, etc. • Do you like children? Would you be willing to spend some time in the classroom – maybe reading to the children, grading papers or just helping out? If so, please call Malka Altman at TBE School • Therese could also use some help with clerical duties – making copies, mailings, etc. • Temple kitchen – would you like to join a committee to take care of the Friday night Onegs – planning, preparation and cleanup? We definitely could use help in this department. Maybe you would like to sponsor an Oneg or just bring a dessert the next time you come to Friday night services. • I’m sure no one will volunteer for this , but it’s important – DUST. It’s always around and needs to be taken care of. We take care of our own homes, so why not your home away from home. • Outside landscaping – THANK YOU to Connor Brok and his group of volunteers for mulching the playground and surrounding areas in the back of the Temple. They did a great job! There are still other areas that could be done if someone would like to take the lead on mulching, planting, weeding. A good impression is always so important. Whatever you would like to do – just let us know. There are so many areas we could use your help that aren’t even listed. What would YOU like to do? Call Therese at the Temple office or myself and VOLUNTEER! It’s the right thing to do – and you’ll feel so good that you did! Rochelle Holtz Volunteer Coordinator
  8. 8. SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 FEED THE HOMELESS Joint Sisterhood Chanukah Luncheon At Congregation B’nai Torah 11 am 2 Hanukkah begins 3 Hanukkah Dinner 6 pm Shabbat Service 7 pm 4 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Rabbi DAFTY Lock-in 7pm 5 Beth Schafer Chanukah Celebration & Concert in the Park 2-5 pm 6 7 8 9 10 Shabbat Service 7:30 pm 11 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Lay Led Kids Night Out 12 WRJ Gathering 9:30 am Jr. DAFTY Movie 1:30 pm 13 No Monday Night School 14 15 Board Meeting 5:45 pm BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS DUE 16 17 Shabbat Service 7:30 pm 18 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Cantor Zev 19 No Sunday School 20 TBE School Closed No Monday Night School 21 TBE School Closed 22 TBE School Closed 23 TBE School Closed No Hebrew School 24 Shabbat Service 7:30 pm TBE School Closed 25 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Lay Led 26 No Sunday School 27 TBE School Closed No Monday Night School 28 TBE School Closed 29 TBE School Closed 30 TBE School Closed 31 Champagne Shabbat 5 pm TBE School Closed DECEMBER 2010 Kislev/Tevet 5771 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 Lunch Bunch w/Rabbi Noon 2 3 FEED THE HOMELESS TBE School Open House 6:30 pm 4 5 WRJ Family Shabbat Dinner, 6 pm Family Service 7pm 6 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Rabbi 7 8 Lunch Bunch w/Rabbi Noon 9 Kristallnacht Service 7:30pm 10 DAFTY Over the Hump night 7pm 11 TBE School Closed NO HEBREW SCHOOL Veterans Day 12 Veteran’s Shabbat Service 7:30pm 13 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Lay Led Jr. DAFTY Havdallah Gym Night 6:30 pm 14 WRJ Fall Family Carnival & Holiday Shopping Spree 12-5 pm 15 Lunch Bunch w/Rabbi Noon 16 17 Board Meeting 5:45pm BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS DUE 18 19 WRJ Wine/Cheese 7 pm “Shabbat Rocks” Service 7:30pm 20 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Cantor Zev 21 Brotherhood Breakfast 10:30 am No Sunday School 22 No Monday Night School 23 24 TBE School Closed Thanksgiving Break 25 TBE School Closed NO HEBREW SCHOOL Thanksgiving Day 26 Shabbat Service 7:30pm TBE School Closed Thanksgiving Break 27 Torah Talk 9am Daven 10:30 am All w/Lay Led 28 No Sunday School 29 30 NOVEMBER 2010 Cheshvan/Kislev 5771
  9. 9. fda;dasdasfdas Family Mitzvah Day at Family Renew Communities On behalf of the board at FRC and the executive director Claris Mac'kie & the residents of the Holly Hill residence, I would like to thank the TBE youth group for their hard work and commitment to FRC. It was truly a heartwarming experience for all involved! Gregory M. Wagner, Esquire Family Renew Community Families helping Families WRJ Country Line Dance
  10. 10. JEWISH BOOK CLUB “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth Wed., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and was included in “Time’s All Time 100 Greatest Novels." Seymour Levov, Jewish- American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey has a tragic derailment when his happy, upper middle class life is ruined by the social and political turmoil of the 1960”s. Book club choices with dates to be announced: • “My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Family’s Past” Ariel Sabar • “Suite Francaise” Irene Nemirovsky LUNCH BUNCH WITH RABBI Four Mondays at noon: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15. Bring your lunch and be prepared for a stimulating lecture and conversation with the Rabbi. TOPIC: Mishnah/Talmud for Beginners. Drinks will be served. KRISTALLNACHT OBSERVANCE November 9, 2010 Speaker: Dean Grady Ballenger of Stetson University. Program presented in cooperation with the Jewish Federation WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS Dates and topics to be determined SHABBATON WEEKEND WITH RABBI SHREIBER Shabbaton weekend with Rabbi Shreiber---we enjoyed his visit last winter when he spoke about the prophets. His subject will be new this year and every bit as interesting. Thanks to Boy Scout Troop #468 our main entrance and our big playground got a new overhaul recently. Connor Brok, one of our Temple kids chose, for his Eagle Scout project, the renovation of our main en- trance and playground. They came with shovels, wheel bar- rows, and manpower and, in 5 hours, transformed our weed infested beds, and our play- ground into something to be proud of. We thank Connor and his troop for their hard work and dedication to beautifying our main entrance, I’m sure you will notice the difference as you drive by! CONNOR BROK EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT THANKS I would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help with my Eagle Scout Project at the Temple. Everyone worked hard to mulch the playground and the main en- trance. Monday Night School students planted flowers and the interior courtyard looks more inviting. Thank you to those who donat- ed funds to help defray some of the costs and the local businesses (Publix, Krispy Kreme, Dominos, and Jersey Mikes) that donated food and gift cards to feed the volunteers. Special thanks to the Waigand and Wagner families for donating the flowers from their recent temple events. They look great. I am grateful to the Temple and its mem- bers for helping me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. l had a great time plan- ning and carrying out my project. Connor Brok RABBI ALTMAN'S LECTURES In early winter. CANTOR ZEV'S WORKSHOPS Always interesting, the Cantor will present Judaic material with a new twist. JEWISH ADULT EDUCATION FOR THE WHOLE JEWISH COMMUNITY Temple Beth-El will host this group of lectures hosted by the Rabbis from Volusia & Flagler counties. Last year they were held at Temple Israel in Daytona Beach. FOR UPDATES Please watch the “Bulletin”, weekly e-mails, and the web site for Dates and Topics of our new and interesting fall and winter programs. Gwen Kotler
  11. 11. D ear Congregants: We are writing this in advance of the Trick-or-Treat-for- Hunger sponsored by Temple Beth-El, Congregation B’Nai Torah and Temple Israel. A special thank you to Cantor Zev Sonnenstein for spearhead- ing this drive in years past and for now encouraging the other two Temples to join this special food drive to benefit the Jerry Doliner Food Bank. What is especially neat is the kids sort all the food before they bring it to the Federation’s Office. Todah Rabah to all who are involved. Our food bank has never been as busy and any assistance we receive is really appreciated. We have had many calls from people requesting Turkeys for Thanksgiving. Since we are already spending close to $10,000 a month on food, we just can’t afford to purchase turkeys. We will accept gift cards for turkeys or if you want to send funds, just mark the check –the memo section – turkeys. We will supply all the extras. We are trying to help 250 fami- lies have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be enclosing a card, listing everyone who con- tributed in all these baskets. On Sunday, November 7th, at 7:00, a major dessert gift event will be held at the home of Dr. Aron and Norma Newfield. Our guest speaker will be Gil Tam- ary who is a TV icon in Israel. For the last 8 years Gil has been the Washington Reporter and Washington Bureau Chief of the Leading Israeli TV networks. In his years in Washington, Mr. Tamary has been covering a wide range of Middle East issues from a U.S. and Israeli perspectives. He also conducted exclusive interviews with many dignitaries including Secretaries of State, the head of the World Bank and others. The event is open to everyone who donates $1,800 or over. If you are inter- ested in attending, please call the office @ 386-672-0294. On Tuesday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm, the Annual Kristall- nact Observance will be held at Temple Beth-El sponsored by Temple Beth-El and the Federa- tion. The historic documentary “Night & Fog”, will be presented by Dr. Grady Ballenger, Dean of Students at Stetson Univer- sity. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Hold the Date: December 5, 2010 at 3 pm. -- first ever Chanukah Program held at the Rockefeller Gardens sponsored by Temple Beth-El and this Federation. Entertainment. Re- freshments. Open to the public. A real family event. Shalom, Gloria Max, Executive Director Marian Kohen, President High Holy Days is the perfect time to participate in this mitzvah which helps those in our local community who are in need of assistance. At all services, you will find paper bags available for your use. PLEASE TAKE A BAG, fill it will your donation & return filled bag to Temple. TO SIMPLIFY SORTING OF DONATIONS THIS YEAR, EACH AREA TEMPLE HAS BEEN ASKED TO PROVIDE A SUPPLY OF TWO SPECIFIC ITEMS. TEMPLE BETH-EL’S REQUESTED ITEMS Multipacks of: Tuna Fish & Toilet Paper * * * * Your donations will be gratefully accepted through the end of High Holy Days and will be distributed to our area community through the JewishFederation’sJerryDolinerMemorialFoodBank PLEASE BE GENEROUS AND SUPPORT THIS PROJECT which has been our Major Social Service Project for the past 20 years. 6000 CARS 217 MODELS 1 HUGE LOCATION 6000 CARS 217 MODELS 1 HUGE LOCATION WE KNOW WHAT DRIVES YOU! 1-866-AUTO MALL EXIT 265 EXIT 265 WE KNOW WHAT DRIVES YOU! It’s All at the AutoMall! I-95&LPGABLVD EXIT265 BULLETIN! PLEASE TAKE NOTE THE BULLETIN Thank you for your patience as we've made changes to the Bul- letin. It's a work in process. There are some housekeeping items I'd like to mention: DEADLINES: In order to accom- modate production, it's impera- tive Bulletin items are in on time. To make it easier, due dates will be more consistent. Begin- ning next month, deadline for submissions will be at the end of business on the third Wednes- day of the month. This date will be noted on the calendar found at the center of the Bulletin and you will receive a reminder email from Therese on the Monday prior to deadline. FLYERS: When submitting a flyer, please do not convert them into pdf's or jpeg's. Please send Therese the editable document. FACEBOOK PAGE We have started an effort to unify and better utilize of our Temple Beth-El social network- ing. Beginning Nov. 1, TBE will no longer just be a "group" but will have its own Facebook page. This will allow TBE and its various committees and organizations like WRJ, the Brotherhood, Dafty, adult education etc. to better communicate with members and the community through event in- vites, uploading pictures, posting announcements and more. I will be sending out an email to committee chairpersons to explain specifics. Please keep an eye out for the new Temple Beth- El page so you can "friend" us and stay up-to-date on Temple events. Happy Thanksgiving! Kelly Markowitz
  12. 12. O ctober has been a month of “catching up” on projects that took a back seat during the High Holy Days preparations. I always feel better when I am in control of my desk instead of the other way around … and I feel I have reached that point again for a while. I thank everyone who has volunteered to help with temple office tasks … we couldn’t do what we do without you. November promises to offer a large variety of events for you to attend. WRJ Sisterhood is hosting a Family Shabbat Dinner on November 5 this Friday with a themed Shabbat that evening, honoring all veterans. Kristallnacht observance is scheduled for November 9th Trienah Gorman Event Coordinator 846-6619 Rochelle Holtz Keepsake Booklet 405-6605 SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, February 26, 2011, we will be celebrating Temple Beth-El’s 60th Anniversary. We’re planning a wonderful event for our entire community so please volunteer. Contact : VISIT THOSE IN NEED (sponsored by TBE and the Jewish Federation). Another WRJ Sisterhood offering is scheduled on November 14 Fall Family Carnival and Holiday Shopping Spree! Come out and do your holiday shopping with us. The TBE Brotherhood will hold their monthly breakfast on November 21, with guest speaker Daytona Beach Chief of Police Mike Chitwood. Following the Thanksgiving holiday at the end of the month, Chanukah will be right around the corner. We encourage all of you to come out and enjoy the variety of events that the temple organizations are offering. We have never had a better selection of unique events and their success depends on you and your support. Fall has arrived in all of its glory and I am enjoying one of my favorite seasons of the year. Craft Shows abound at this time of year and I try to visit as many as I can. Thanksgiving gives me time to reflect on my life, my family & friends (including my Temple family) and I ponder what good things I have done for others since our last Turkey Day. Whether my family is together or apart on that day, I always give thanks for them and the positive reinforcement that they add to my life. Friends may come and go in our lives, but family will always be there to support one another. That love is truly a blessing to cherish for a lifetime! Therese Cirafisi If you know of a congregant who is ill, facing surgery or in the hospital, someone who would love a card, a tele- phone call or a visit, please contact Minna Kapinos at 386-672-2205 or email her at Also, because Minna is the WRJ Sisterhood Correspond- ing Secretary, she will be sending congregants remind- ers of family Yartzeit anniver- saries so if there are correc- tions and/or additions to be made, please let her know.
  13. 13. Ê Ê ÊÊ Rabbi Barry Altman, D.D. 386.675.6612 Zev Sonnenstein 386.675.6613 Administrator TBE School, Temple Fitness & Religious School Malka Altman 386.675.6616 President Jeff Bigman President Elect & Treasurer Jeff Brok 1st Vice President & Secretary Trienah Gorman 2nd Vice President Mickey Obed Vice President Michael Orfinger Vice President Michael Furman Accountant Jill Brok WRJ Sisterhood President Barbara Steinberg Immediate Past President Richard Holtz Board of Trustees Loretta Aronson Deanna Bedford Barbara Doliner Conley Rochelle Goodman Adrienne Grossman Lewis Heaster Rochelle Holtz Judith Josephson Steven Katz Gwen Kotler Caroline Mitchell Landy Dr. Steven Levine David Markowitz Christine Nuger Dr. Howard Pranikoff Robert Rothman David Sacks Lyle Trachtman Cory Danow Webmaster Nikki Mastando 579 N. Nova Rd. * Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 * 386.675.6615 * Fax: 386.673.7928 Temple Beth-El School 386.267.0952 Ê MEMBER OF UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISMÊ September 2010 Dear Friends and Members of Temple Beth-El, Temple Beth-El will be 60 years old in 2011! We will be holding a celebration of renewal on February 26th, 2011. We are inviting all our members and friends to a wonderful celebration on that evening, with food and music and fellowship as we reaffirm our vibrant place in the Jewish community and the community as a whole. We are also inviting members and friends who wish to renew their wedding vows with us on that evening. We are preparing a tribute/memory book and we hope you will participate. The reverse of this letter outlines the various ways you can participate. The daily life of Temple Beth-El and its school are inextricably intertwined with the fabric of the community. The Temple is a long-time member of the area’s organizations of clergy and religious institutions. We hold a seat on the board of Family Renew, we participate in feeding the homeless every month and we support many inter-faith families. This is just a small sample of our involvement in the community. We are involved in educating those of all ages, both at our Temple and at institutions of higher learning. The Jewish Federation, which provides help in times of need to members of the community, Jew and non-Jew alike, turns to Temple Beth-El for fundraising, hosting events and assistance of many kinds. While we recognize the downturn the economy has visited on many of you, we hope that you will consider participating in the memory book in a significant way. It is a rare opportunity to honor the enduring life of Temple Beth-El in this community. The Temple is renewing itself, renewing its members and is committed to continually renewing the community in which we live. We need your help to go forward into the future. We look forward receiving your ad, your generous support and to seeing you at the celebration. Very truly yours, Barry Altman Malka Altman Jeff Bigman Rabbi TBE School Administrator President
  14. 14. 60 Years of Compassion, Education, Dedication & Service To Our Community SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2011 Temple Beth-El’s 60th Anniversary Celebration will be on Feb. 26, 2011, and we’d like you to join us. Please let us know if you plan on attending. A formal invitation will follow in January. There is no obligation to buy an ad in order to attend. Please let us know if you are planning to attend. Yes ________ No __________ If so, how many tickets will you need? ____________ BE PART OF OUR TRIBUTE BOOK Pages in Tribute Book are 8 ½” x 11” All tributes at or above HALF PAGE level may include a photo. Please check the boxes next to the ads you wish to purchase. q Booster (one line – not to exceed 80 characters) ....................................................................................................$18 q Eighth Page B&W...................................................................................................................................................................$75 q Wedding Photos .....................................................................................................................................................................$75 q Quarter Page B&W............................................................................................................................................................. $150 q Half Page B&W..................................................................................................................................................................... $300 q Full Page B&W...................................................................................................................................................................... $550 q Full Page Bronze.................................................................................................................................................................. $650 q Full Page Silver..................................................................................................................................................................... $750 q Full Page Gold....................................................................................................................................................................$1,000 q Half Page Color..................................................................................................................................................................... $600 q Full Page Color..................................................................................................................................................................$1,200 q Back Cover..........................................................................................................................................................................$3,600 q Inside Front/Back Cover ..............................................................................................................................................$1,800 q Renewal of Vows – Package Price.............................................................................................................................. $180* *Renewal of Vows – Package Price includes your (former) wedding picture in the Tribute Book, flowers, ceremony, photo, certificate, two (2) tickets to the Renewal Celebration Party! All tributes, copy and photos should be provided electronically. Photos should be high resolution jpeg. (Many stores such as Walgreens or photo labs can convert your photo to digital. Contact us if you need help with this). Please e-mail the wording and/or photos for your tribute to Rochelle Holtz at or you can mail/drop off your photo disc and/or text to the Temple office. Please clearly mark on your submissions and payments with your name, contact information and label as ”60th.” Name_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Company_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Town ___________________________________________________ State ____________________ Zip Code ________________________ Phone ______________________ Cellphone _____________________________E-mail________________________________________ Visa, MC# _________________________________________________________________________Exp. Date _______________________ Tribute Book ad/packages (please list out by ad type) ______________________________@$_____________ for total of $______________ ______________________________@$_____________ for total of $______________ ______________________________@$_____________ for total of $______________ Enclosed is my check in the amount of: $______________ Please make checks payable to Temple Beth-El and mark as “60th.” For monthly payment options or for payment after Jan. 1, 2011, please call the Temple office. DEADLINE is Dec. 1, 2010. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law. For more information, please call Rochelle Holtz @ 386-405-6605 or Therese in the Temple office @ 386-675-6615.
  15. 15. DIAMOND STUDDED CHAI PENDANT The Harriet Altman-Douguf Gift Shop is offering an opportunity to win a diamond studded Chai pendant and companion necklace chain. Valued at $1,305.00 and studded with 49 Gemstone grade diamonds mounted in 14K white gold, this unique piece of jewelry is accompanied by an official appraisal. Only 250 tickets are available for this drawing for a suggested minimum donation of $10 per ticket. Tickets will be available at the Temple beginning on Sunday, October 24th during the League of Women Voters event, and the winning ticket will be drawn at random on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at the Temple’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. You do not need to be present to win. This beautiful pendant can be viewed in the Gift Shop as well as at various temple events between October 24th and February 26th. We need your help! Seeking photos and documents related to Temple history We are looking to obtain historical photos and documents in preparation for Temple Beth-El's 60th Anniversary Celebration. If you have photos of events gone by, or documents related to interesting Temple history, please upload them by emailing them to Just attach the image to an email sent to this address. Please remember to identify the people or actions in each image. If you are unable to upload them, please contact Kelly Markowitz for assistance at Temple Beth-El’s 60th Anniversary Celebration UNDER THE CHUPPAH Renewal of Wedding Vows Here’s an opportunity to renew your wedding vows without incurring those tremendous costs for renting a special space, sending invitations, providing a caterer, paying for flowers and decorations, arranging for a photographer. Prior to the 60th Anniversary Celebration in the Doris & Babe Katz Social Hall, couples can renew their wedding vows in the Sanctuary under the chuppah with Rabbi Altman officiating on the bimah. For $180 per couple, you can participate in this opportunity. If we receive a commitment to renew your vows, a $72 deposit, and a copy of your original wedding picture by the December 1st deadline, your photo will be published in the 60th Anniversary Tribute Book. In addition, you will be photographed as a couple and with the vow renewal group under the chuppah. As part of this package, you will also receive a small bridal bouquet, a boutonnière for the groom and a ketubah to commemorate this momentous occasion. The price of this package also includes your ticket to the anniversary celebration: hors d’oeuvres reception with cash bar, a catered buffet with table wine, and a dessert. Contact for Arrangements: Barbara Steinberg 386-441-0351 NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES Clifford & Judith Josephson Anthony & Minna Kapinos Hugh & Susan Coleman Brian & Samantha Hatten Richard & Rochelle Holtz Louis & Sandra Ossinsky Jr. Donald & Hedda Kornreich George & Beverly Waigand David & Angel Epstein Murray & Barbara Steinberg Norman & Fay Cohn Ralph & Ruth Alper Trevor & Maxine Zarnowiec Steven & Gloria Berman Rabbi Barry & Malka Altman NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS Ilene Marsh Richard Seith Dustin Adams Andrew Kenny Sandra Zimbler Gloria Berman I. Warren Hersch Gina Bastiani Lyndsey Morton Lorna Schlossman Marcus Droker Wayne Gunthorpe Robert Rothman Stuart Doliner Laurence Lee Samuel Furman Abbey Konchan Clifford Share Leatrice Sandler Joyce Ginsberg Jean Minkin Andrew Spar M. Irene Unatin Susan Goins Melissa Flavio Myron Ettus Rochelle Goodman Rachel Grossmann Ethan Isaac-Wachs Rebecca Sacks Lauren Seltzer Caroline Landy Barbara Steinberg Robby Newman Samantha Hatten Leonard Sacks Martina Opelt Owen Landy Sophia Landy Lauren Miller Adam Doliner Brian Hatten Marlane Prince Kelly Ann Markowitz Melvin Scott Anthony Tordini Laura Weiss Steve Unatin Jerome Axelrod Trienah Gorman Erica Kramer
  16. 16. Donations in memory of . . . in honor of . . . congratulations on . . . get well wishes to . . . are a loving way to express your feelings. You may send your donations to: Temple Beth-El 579 N Nova Rd. Ormond Beach, FL 32174 or call the Temple Office at (386) 675-6615 Acknowledgement cards are sent on your memorial. All donation are acknowledged in our bulletin. PLEASE NOTE: Any donation received after the bulletin deadline will be printed in the following month’s editon. YAHRZEIT PLAQUES At each Friday night service, the lights on the Memorial Board are lit to commemorate your loved ones who have a permanent bronze Yahrzeit plaque in the Sanctuary. What a wonderful way to remember and celebrate their lives. If you would like to have your loved ones remem- bered on a permanent plaque, please contact Therese at 386-675-6615. UPDATING YAHRZEIT INFORMATION We continue to update our current Yahrzeit database and appreciate those who have called to advise of any corrections that are needed. Please contact the Temple office if you have any cor- rections that need to be made to your family’s yah- rzeit remembrances, such as updating any change in address so we can ensure you receive a reminder card from us on your yahrzeits. Your cooperation with this request will enable us to reflect all accurate informa- tion for your yahrzeits. Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund In memory of Michael Crotty. FM: Lewis & Angela Heaster & family In loving memory of Kirk Willey. FM: Fay & Norman Cohn In loving memory of my mother, Eva Baskowitz. FM: Helene Roberson Youth Group Fund In support of the Youth Group Fundraiser. FM: Stan & Micki Kates Building Fund In loving memory of Richard Buckwald. FM: Scott & Deborah Buckwald For Yiskor prayers for my beloved departed. FM: Eva Stern For improved health for my wife, Mary. FM: Herb Lubansky In loving memory of Beatrice Sainker. FM: Carol & Harry Lowenstein In loving memory of Steve Ober. FM: Sylvia & Morris Levy In loving memory of Esther Miller, mother of Sandy Miller. FM: Jeff & Jill Brok & family Religious School Fund In loving memory of my dear brother, Seymour Hirsch. FM: Lucille Tirkfield In loving memory of dearly departed Morris Tirkfield. FM: Lucille Tirkfield Family Renew Fund In honor of Greg & Josie Wagner on their 25th Anniversary. FM: Clif & Judi Josephson TEMPLE FUNDS Adult Education Fund Building Fund Cantor's Music Fund Clara Zahn Memorial Garden Fund Family Renew Fund Camp Coleman Scholarship Fund in memory of Jeffrey Sussman Harriet Altman-Douguf Project 2011 Memorial Fund Lil Doliner Sanctuary Fund Memorial Fund Music Fund Prayer Book Fund Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund WRJ Sisterhood Fund Yorke Doliner Educational Fund Youth Group Fund High Holy Days Fund Donation from Gloria & Ray Max Donation from Arlene & Jay Wagner Donation from Warren Lewis Friedman Donation from David & Robin Rosenberg. WRJ Sisterhood Fund In loving memory of Harriet Altman-Douguf. FM: Reginald & Gwendolyn Moore HELP US KEEP OUR RECORDS UPDATED If you find that we missed a birthday or anniversary in the bulletin, please contact Therese in the Temple office at 386-675-6615, so we can update our list. Thank you! 2012 Jewish Heritage Festival March 18, 2012 The Jewish Heritage Festival Committee is already hard at work planning the 2012 biennial Festival. Our first two extremely successful Festivals have made the JHF a staple of our Community and greatly anticipated event. We continue to look for people who want to join the planning committee or one of our subcommittees in your area of interest or expertise. We are also seeking additional corporate sponsors. If your business would like to be associated with this great project please contact us. The next meeting of the Festival Committee • WHEN: January 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. • WHERE: Temple Beth-El. • MORE INFORMATION: please visit our Website at www.jewishheritagefestival. com or call the Festival at 386-316-3626. And don’t forget to “friend” the Festival on Facebook. Nefesh Committee needs your help! If you know of someone from the congregation who is ill, in the hospital, etc, please contact: Minna Kapinos at 386-672-2205 or so she can contact them and represent Temple Beth-El to support them during their time of need. Your assistance with this request would be most appreciated!
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  19. 19. 579 N. Nova Road Ormond Beach, Florida 32174-4405 Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT No. 267 Daytona Beach, FL ZIP + 4 Temple Beth-El