Week of January 4, 2021
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- SHABBAT: Friday, January 8, 7 PM. Author Robin Rotenberg speaks about her book, Pound On!! From the Glass Slipper to the Glass Ceiling, essays from trailblazing Alpha Women, most of whom are Jewish. Service and Talk-Discussion. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of Harry Rosenbaum (1/12), Mark Bachmann (1/12), Frieda Simon (24), Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), and Martha Shyatt Libien (1Shevat). By phone, dial 1-646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 955 755 5342 and Password 497495 or use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9557555342?pwd=NXd5ZmUrdWY0YVdWeW1WUGtqdEtXdz09
- SHABBAT AM: Saturday, January 9: 10:30 AM: Service and Discussion of Parashat Shemot, on Zoom. See virtual Kibbutz tour below, at 2 PM. By Phone: 646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 955 755 5342, Password 497495; or use the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9557555342?pwd=NXd5ZmUrdWY0YVdWeW1WUGtqdEtXdz09
- NEW PAST IS PROLOGUE: STORY FROM THE ACTORS’ TEMPLE: Chapter 6: Ed Sullivan, A Friend of The Actors’ Temple, Read by Neva Small: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWCLWBa5Ofs&feature=youtu.be. The first 5 stories are on YouTube, all written by Ira Helf and produced by Carol Ostrow, Daniel C. Miller, and Jhoneen Preece Doswell. Please enjoy them and support us by making a donation.
- TU B’SHEVAT SHABBAT SEDER: Friday, January 22, 7 PM. We will have a Dramatic Reading, with as many people taking part as wish to read. Please contact Rabbi Jill to volunteer and help us ascend spiritually in a Kabbalistic seder, rising through the four worlds, sipping wine (or juice) and munching on the fruits and nuts of Israel and the USA. A collective body and soul elevating experience!
- SHABBAT SERVICES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED VIA ZOOM until everyone is safe and healthy. It’s easy to use. Please go to Zoom.com or call in with your phone! Problems connecting? Email Barbara Bova, email below. To receive Evening or Morning Service “books” electronically, please email Rabbi Jill.
- CHESED COMMITTEE: (Kindness) If you would like to be visited or for help with errands or appointments, please call or email: Barbara Bova, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917 528 1364; Karen Hofstein-Heyman, email@example.com, 646-281-4852; Carlos Ramirez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 347 290 2566.
- WEEKLY TORAH STUDY for Adults: Class meets this Wednesday, 1/6; 7:30 PM; continuing Wednesdays, studying the Timeline of Jewish History and B’reisheet, Genesis. A copy of the Torah (Bible) is helpful. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82850475649?pwd=TzN1d1A1R3NjaFdZN282L3JHa1R6QT09 Or by phone: 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 828 5047 5649, Passcode: 552089 Suggested donation to the synagogue, $10/class.
THANK YOU, MAZEL TOV, AND DONATIONS
- Thank You to everyone who sang on Shabbat: Aron Bederson, Judy Buchman, Karen Hofstein-Heyman, Kama Linden, Milton Platt, and Lilly Rosenberg.
- Thank you to donors Barry Berg, Howie Berman, Albert & Gretchen Besser to honor Rabbi Jill Hausman, Suzanne Brandau, Vanessa Clark, Barbara Bova, who wrote: With Thanks and Appreciation for Rabbi Jill’s Love and Leadership as we enter 2021, Ingrid Heldt, Ira Helf in Rabbi Jill’s honor, Stephen Jones & Heidi Latsky, Linda Kellerman in memory of Thelma Martha Kellerman, Ron Kopitowsky, Abbe Lovinger & Stephen Davis, Lois Lowsky, Paxton Quigley, Alan & Marilyn Rothstein, and Martha Stone. We are so grateful!
- YAHRZEIT & KADDISH FOR A LOVED ONE: We remember many Yahrzeits each week. If you are able to make a donation to honor your relative, we would greatly appreciate it. Rabbi Jill Hausman is available to say Kaddish for 30 days (Shloshim) for a Loved One who has recently passed away. Please contact her to speak about Kaddish prayers. Suggested donation for Shloshim, $54.
- Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat or a Musical Service in honor of any Life Cycle event such as: Birthdays, Births, Anniversaries, Graduations, Aufruf, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, or any Simcha or event. A leaf on our Tree of Life Plaque, is only $180. Chair Plaques can be personalized and donated. Please also remember The Actors’ Temple in your will. We are available for Memorial Services and we have Cemetery Plots in NJ at Cedar Park.
HEALTH AND HEALING
R’fuah Sh’lema to: Mary Favia, Carmen Richkin, Judith Tedeschi, Dalita Rubinstein, Phyllis Malamud, Matt Clark, Hank Eulau, Zell Schwartzman, Paul Kravitz, Jeanne Kwartler, Ruth Krausman, Ron Cavallo, Mary Jo Robinson, Sam Cardino, Roberta Nadel, The Morrow Family, Thea Glasser, Elinor Rosenthal, Su Nissan, Irene Pantazis, David Bier, Karin Kayne, David Stern, Kirsten Floyer, Kathleen Richardson, Joan Brighty, Patricia Kirkish, Harris Gardner, Suzanne Brandau, Mario Sisneros, Barbara Nathan, Toby Gittle bat Deborah v’ Leib Nissanel, Bluma bat Esther v’ Ben.
YAHRZEITS AND KADDISH
- We recall the Yahrzeits of (Heb. Date of Passing – Tevet- Shevat) Harry Rosenbaum (1/12), Mark Bachmann (1/12), Frieda Simon (24), Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Martha Shyatt Libien (1Shevat), 1/8; Mitchell Fastow (2), Bertha Libien (6), Katelin Fried Stark (7), David Rosner (1/17), Emily Rantz (1/17), 1/15; Morris Rosenberg (10), Philip Greenberg (14), Meyer Libien (15), Rebecca Horbund (18); Alexander Swee (1/22), Jack Ebenstein (1/23), Joe Franklin (1/24), Myron Wechsler (1/25), Charles Teitelbaum (1/25), Al Diamond (1/26), Jonas Speciner (1/27), 1/22; Abraham Gardner (18), Bernice Bronia Urman (21),Edward Helf (1/30), 1/29; Albert Rothstein (25), Michelle Gersten (25), Barbara Graver (27), Sidney Glass (28), Barry Linden (29), Irving Lerner (29), Frances Friedman (29), Gertrude Speciner (2/11), Harry Crysostomas (2/11), 2/5; Jenee Bandler (30), 2/12; Alexander Rosenblatt (2/21) Natalia Galperin (2/24), 2/19; Miriam Hanan (2/26), Sylvia Freeman (2/28), 2/26.
- We recall recent passings: Nakoo Selwyn Bridgemohan, Bernard Greenberg. Ira Allen Goldberg, Frederic Fenig, Martin Schwartz, Benjamin Hartford, Gloria Horwitz, Lily Reiser, Lucille Suzanne Steen, Sandy Rosenberg, Alice Chernick, Samuel Rosenfeld, Warren Kendrick, Josephine Cortes, Joan Diamond, Dale Allen Boland, Garner Berg, Ian Finkel, Anya Feinberg.
- Bob Greenberg Special Guest Stars in The HONEYZOOMERS as The Ghost of Bus Drivers Past! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5CjatH83SC0. Mazel Tov!
- Aron Bederson sings Move On from Sunday in the Park w/ George in a concert/fundraiser with Betty Buckley for Broadway Cares. Donations requested. Continuing at: https://tschreiber.org/betty-buckleybroadwaycares/
- Douglas Cohen’s new short play, Don’t Stay Safe is wonderful. You can see it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiFH99IJ9Kw&t=183s
- Virtual Kibbutz Hannaton Tour: 1/9, 2 PM; unique kibbutz in the Galilee. Free; Register at: https://bshertisraeltour.eventbrite.com. Tips for tour guide: www.crossroadsisrael.com/donate/
- Randie Levine-Miller writes Now Streaming, a weekly Broadway Babe column for thethreetomatoes.com https://thethreetomatoes.com/now-streaming-ed-sullivan-show-hal-prince-patti-lupone-jerry-herman
- Kama Linden’s new Album Everything In Good Time is on CD Baby and email@example.com. She will do reduced price virtual personal training; email her at her website, kamalinden.com.
- Up-to-date News, Reviews, Interviews, Videos, Theatre Talk – Visit Sandi Durell’s www.TheaterPizzazz.com
- Heidi Latsky Dance‘s weekly online events & classes; Meditative Practice monthly, first Tuesday at Noon, and last Sunday at 6 PM on ZOOM;: https://heidilatskydance.org/online-offerings
- Shows at Actors Temple Theater are cancelled until we are all healthy again. May it be soon!
- The Actors’ Temple is Handicapped Accessible! We have a chair lift and an accessible rest room.
- Amazon donates 0.5% of AmazonSmile purchases. Go to Amazonsmile.com and to Congregation Ezrath Israel.
- Kidney Donor Needed: For Jeanne Krausman’s daughter Ruth and Adam Hume who needs two kidneys.
- Valerie Brown, 212 496 6484, for cleaning. Celeste Wiseblood for hypno/psychotherapy 917-833-8885. Dr. Dalita Rubinstein, for Psychotherapy: 212-627-8624; Kama Linden, personal trainer and realtor: www.kamalinden.com
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED WEEK!