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NisAN • iYAAR 5771

VOL 71 NO 8

w w w . s i n a i t e m p l e . o r g

MAY 2011

Please join ong>theong>

ong>Sinaiong> Temple community for a very special

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

featuring From Death to hope, a new musical based on

Viktor Frankl’s Man's Search for Meaning. Written by Michael Ficocelli and

directed by Cantor Arianne Brown, it highlights ong>theong> human emotions

ong>ofong> ong>theong> Holocaust: fear, hope, yearning and survival.

The program will be performed on two evenings,

Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

and Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free ong>ofong> charge and open to ong>theong> public.

It will include personal testimony from survivors,

a memorial candle lighting ceremony and ong>theong> Mourners Kaddish.

Yom HaShoah - Sunday May, 1st, 2011

honoring ong>theong> memory ong>ofong> ong>theong> six million Jewish victims ong>ofong> ong>theong>

Nazis during World War II.

Yellow 24 hour Remembrance Candles are complimentary,

courtesy ong>ofong> ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Temple Men’s Club Sports Teams,

available outside Ziegler Sanctuary on

Shabbat April 23rd & 30th after services,

and in ong>theong> gift shop April 25th to 27th 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

RSVPs are recommended and MANDATORY for parking in ong>theong> building.

Please contact ong>theong> Programming Department at 310 481 3243

or e-mail: programs@sinaitemple.org.

Sunday, May 1st

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

yoM HaSHoaH obServance and PHoto exHibition,

“Through Your Eyes: Holocaust Memorials Around The World”

Plus Excerpts From The Documentary “100 Voices: A Journey Home”

Guest Moderators Cantors Joseph Gole, ong>Sinaiong> Temple & Nathan Lam, Stephen S. Wise Temple

Mount ong>Sinaiong> Simi Valley, 6150 Mount ong>Sinaiong> Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063

SERvICES & FESTIvALS

SHABBAT MORNING

IN THE ZIEGLER SANCTUARY

8:45 a.m.

FAMILY MINYAN &

FAMILY MINYAN Children’s Service

9:00 a.m. May 14

9:30 a.m. May 7, 21 & 28

TORAH IN THE ROUND

9:00 a.m. May 21

TORAH AT THE TABLE

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Every Shabbat

STARS SHABBAT MORNING

10:00 a.m. May 14

(Joining Shabbat Live in Main Sanctuary)

TOT SHABBAT

10:00 a.m. May 21

MINCHA/SHABBAT SERvICE

1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Friday Night

5:45 p.m. Kohn Chapel

SHABBAT IN THE PARK

A Shabbat experience for young families

5:30 p.m. May 6

The Ted and Hedy Orden & Family

FRIDAY NIGHT LIvE

7:30 p.m. May 13

The Feit Family

SHABBAT LIvE

8:45 a.m. May 14

TUESDAY MORNING LATE MINYAN

when school is in session

8:10 a.m. Kohn Chapel

DAILY MINYAN

Mornings

8:30 a.m. Sunday

7:30 a.m. Monday - Friday

National Holidays - 8:30 a.m.

Afternoons

5:45 p.m. Saturday - Sunday


from f m ong>theong> RABBI’S R BI PEN

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WEEKLY PARASHAS

May 7 - Emor

May 14 – B’har

May 21 – B’hukkotai

May 28 – B’midbar

PROGRAMMING THEME

5771­

In Annie Dillard’s book “For ong>theong> Time Being,” she tells ong>theong> story ong>ofong> a

British district ong>ofong>ficer named James Taylor in highland New Guinea, now

Papua New Guinea. In ong>theong> 1930s, Taylor made contact with a mountain

village perched at 3,000 feet above sea level, whose tribe had never

seen a trace ong>ofong> ong>theong> outside world. One day, on ong>theong> airstrip hacked from

ong>theong> mountains near his village, one villager cut vines and lashed himself

to ong>theong> fuselage ong>ofong> Taylor’s airplane shortly before it took ong>ofong>f. He

explained calmly to his loved ones that, no matter what happened to

him, he had to see where it came from.

That astonishing courage arises from ong>theong> deep human need to understand,

to follow ong>theong> thread back to ong>theong> beginning, to discover and

explore. Living in ong>theong> world is not enough; we share a hunger to decipher

Rabbi David Wolpe

its mysteries.

In ong>theong> modern world tremendous efforts are devoted to ong>theong> mysteries ong>ofong> existence: ong>theong> genome, astronomy,

ong>theong> entire enterprise ong>ofong> natural science. Still mystery abides and we will always seek to know more than

we do know.

The courage ong>ofong> curiosity can lead both to self-sacrifice and to survival. According to writer and chronicler

Maurice Samuel, this is ong>theong> secret ong>ofong> ong>theong> survival ong>ofong> ong>theong> Jewish people. Early on, said Samuel, ong>theong> Jews simply

decided ong>theong>y were not going to disappear until ong>theong>y had this thing figured out. Strapped to ong>theong>

metaphorical fuselage, we are still here, seeking to understand.

If you would like to receive a brief, weekly message from Rabbi Wolpe,

please send your email address to: ong>ofong>fong>theong>pulpit@sinaitemple.org

Rabbi David Wolpe now has a Facebook page! Be sure to friend him!

For those that are not registered for Facebook, it is free!

Go to: http://www.facebook.com to sign up.

Go directly to his page: http://www.facebook.com/RabbiWolpe

We look forward to seeing you ong>theong>re!

Friday Candle Lighting Times

May 6 – 7:23 p.m.

May 13 – 7:28 p.m.

May 20 – 7:34 p.m.

May 27 – 7:38 p.m.

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The ong>Sinaiong> Temple Israel Center, ong>Sinaiong> Temple Men’s Club,

and ong>Sinaiong> Akiba Academy proudly presents~

Yom Hazikkaron and Yom Haatzmaut:

A Night ong>ofong> Music and Memory

May 9th, 2011 7:30 p.m. ong>Sinaiong> Temple

Featuring:

CAnTorS JoSepH Gole And ArIAnne Brown, And ArYell CoHen

IdF SoldIer, SerGeAnT BenJAMIn AnTHonY (our Soldiers Speak)

A candle lighting ceremony commemorating our fallen IdF soldiers

by our dAvId And AnGellA nAzArIAn YouTH FellowS And uSYerS

SInAI AkIBA ACAdeMY

IdF SoldIer, MAJor roY levY

MuSICIAn,JuSTIn STeIn

Join our community, pay tribute to those who defend Israel,

and celebrate ong>theong> birth ong>ofong> our Jewish state.

For more information or to rSvp, contact rabbi nicole Guzik

at nguzik@sinaitemple.org or 310-481-3234.

Free to ong>theong> public.

rSvpS appreciated and MAndATorY to park inside ong>theong> building.


P R E S I D E N T’S corner

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Dear Friends,

For ong>theong> first time in many years, ong>Sinaiong> Temple is commemorating Yom HaZikaron in a

similar fashion to what occurs in ong>theong> land ong>ofong> Israel.

On May 9th, at 7:30pm, we will hear ong>theong> stories ong>ofong> fallen Israeli soldiers and learn

directly from soldier, Sergeant Benjamin Anthony.

Our USYers and Nazarian fellows will light memorial candles and pay tribute to ong>theong>

men and women who continue to fight for our homeland. Just as is tradition in Israel,

with ong>theong> musical talents ong>ofong> Cantors Gole and Brown, Aryell Cohen, musician Justin

Stein, and our ong>Sinaiong> Akiba Academy Middle School we will transition from memorial to

an evening ong>ofong> celebration.

Ira M. Friedman Yom HaAzmaut is Israel’s Day ong>ofong> Independence. Helping us learn why Israel matters,

Major Roy Levy is flying in from Israel to remind us why and how we are connected to our holy land. ong>Sinaiong> Temple is

dedicated to ong>theong> land ong>ofong> Israel. This is our chance to show our loyalty through our collective voices. I encourage you to

attend this moving evening to help memorialize those who fight for us and celebrate ong>theong> independence ong>ofong> ong>theong> state ong>ofong>

Israel.

See you on May 9th!

Ira Friedman

Sunday,

RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 20th

ong>Sinaiong> Akiba Academy PTA

May 15

ong>Sinaiong> Temple Annual Dinner Dance

Growing up in

Honoring

Abby and Ira M. Friedman

Sunday, June 12, 2011

5:30 p.m. Lavish Hors D'Oeuvre Dinner

7:30 p.m. Program

Dessert & Dancing to follow

Watch for your invitation in ong>theong> mail!

For more information please call 310.481.3228 or email

DinnerDance2011@sinaitemple.org

SINAI DELEGATION TO THE

AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE

Sunday, May 22nd through Tuesday, May 24th

in Washington D.C.

There are already more than 200 people signed up.

EGYPT - IRAN - HIZBOLLAH/LEBANON - HAMAS/GAZA

More than 100 new, highly impressionable

members ong>ofong> Congress.

These are only some ong>ofong> ong>theong> reasons why

this is ong>theong> year for YOU to JOIN US!

Register online at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfmbevaID=

200991&origin=989

or contact Jan Zakowski at (310) 860-8812 or

jan@amcco.com.

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All ATID events are for young Jewish prong>ofong>essionals ages 21-39. www.AtidLA.com 310.481.3244

ATID ong>ofong>fers a variety ong>ofong> events and activities for young Jewish adults in ong>theong>ir

20s & 30s. For a full list ong>ofong> event details or to register for upcoming programs,

please go to: www.AtidLA.com.

ATID Tennis Tuesdays

May 10 & 24 ~ 8-10 p.m.

A tennis social for experienced players who are

able to serve, volley and keep score.

$5 members, $8 non-members. Register via www.AtidLA.com.

May 6 & June 3

FIrST FrIdAYS

Offering home hospitality for Shabbat dinners. Contact

Rabbi Nicole Guzik (nguzik@sinaitemple.org) for info.

SAvE THE DATE

Sunday, May 8th

An evenInG oF koSHer FIlM, pHoToGrApHY & MuSIC

Featuring ong>theong> work ong>ofong> artists, musicians and filmmakers in ong>theong>ir 20s & 30s.

Sunday, May 8th

6:00 p.m. Art Opening, Wine & Cheese Reception & Live Music

6:30 p.m. Short Film Screenings

7:45 p.m. Q&A with Emmy Award Winners: David Kohan ($#*! My Dad Says, Will & Grace)

and David Rogers (The Office, Parks & Recreation).

ATID partners with Israel Birthright NEXT and ong>theong> LA Jewish Film Festival (May 5-12,

www.lajfilmfest.org). Open to ong>theong> entire community. $8 in advance, $12 at ong>theong> door.

The 2nd Friday ong>ofong> every month ~ 7:30 p.m.

THE TED AND HEDY ORDEN & FAMILY

FRIDAY NIGHT LIvE: MaY 13

Following this musical service led by Rabbi David Wolpe, Craig Taubman and ong>theong> FNL band

is a congregational Kiddush and Israeli Dancing for ong>theong> entire community.

The ATID Lounge for 20s & 30s will ong>ofong>fer an opportunity to mix and mingle while enjoying

mini-hot dogs and chicken nuggets, a candy buffet, and spiked Shirley Temples.

Friday, May 20 ~ 7-10 p.m.

SH A BB AT @ H o M e

Join your peers for an intimate service and gourmet 4-course meal.

Please call 310-481-3244 to register. Cost: $22 members, $30 guests.

BIG SUNDAY

Sunday, May 15 ~ ong>Sinaiong> Akiba Academy for a “Heal ong>theong> Bay” beach clean-up.

ATId’s weekend retreat

Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5

Brandeis Bardin, Simi Valley

20s & 30s (singles & couples) are invited to relax, refresh and reflect as

we spend ong>theong> weekend at camp with comfortable rooms, delicious

food, and expansive recreation facilities.

religion. relationships. rugelach.

Understanding how Judiasm Influences

Your relationships, Layer by Layer

Relationships are complicated enough.

Now we ask, where does Judiasm fit in

Join Rabbi David Wolpe as he leads a discussion tailored

to those navigating ong>theong> dating world

in ong>theong>ir 40’s (and beyond!).

Hear his thoughts on ong>theong> role ong>ofong> Judiasm in relationships

as we age, and how our relationships are influenced,

both positively and negatively,

by ong>theong> Jewish faith.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

7:30pm • Ziegler Hall

ong>Sinaiong> Temple Members: Free ong>ofong> Charge

Non-Members: $10

Please contact Rebeka Small, Program Director,

at rsmall@sinaitemple.org or 310-481-3243.

RSVP is appreciated and MANDATORY

to park inside ong>theong> building!

l’dor v’dor—ong>Sinaiong> Temple hosts it’s

Third Annual Breakfast honoring Holocaust Survivors

At fifteen years ong>ofong> age, it is difficult to imagine ong>theong> devastating magnitude ong>ofong> ong>theong>

Holocaust tragedy and to understand ong>theong> silence and indifference that perpetuated

throughout ong>theong> world at ong>theong> time. A couple ong>ofong> years ago, I had ong>theong> privilege ong>ofong> visiting

ong>theong> Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem. The names on ong>theong> walls, memorabilia

and ong>theong> photo’s through out ong>theong> museum allowed me to visualize and internalize

ong>theong> event. It is one thing to read and gaze through all ong>theong> horrific photos in ong>theong> museums;

however meeting ong>theong> people behind this heartbreaking catastrophe for humanity

is more prong>ofong>ound. On January 23, 2011, my fellow SiHi peers and I were given ong>theong>

honor to enjoy breakfast with holocaust survivors and ong>theong>ir families.

This was perhaps ong>theong> most humbling experience I have ever been a part ong>ofong>.

The event started ong>ofong>f with conversational icebreakers, and student performances.

Everyone was so genuine and willing to share ong>theong>ir stories, and ong>theong>re was so much to

say and share. I embraced every story as I felt ong>theong> responsibility to pass it on. No one

should forget, never again.

Thinking about ong>theong>se events can help young people develop awareness and accept

diversity. We need to explore ong>theong> dangers ong>ofong> remaining silent, and indifferent in ong>theong>

face ong>ofong> ong>theong> oppression ong>ofong> oong>theong>rs. So I vow on May 1st, Yom Hashoah, to light a candle

and to pass on ong>theong> stories ong>ofong> ong>theong> survivors, so history will not repeat itself; and I

encourage you all to do ong>theong> same.

By Kayla Javaheri

SiHi Student—9th Grade


Shabbat in ong>theong> Park

Friday, May 6, 5:45 p.m., Holmby Park

The Dor Chadash Shabbat in ong>theong> Park returns! Gaong>theong>r your picnic blankets and pack a

kosher-style dinner for you and your kids as you join Rabbi Guzik and Dale in greeting

Shabbat with green grass, blue skies and great music.

Meet new friends, and meet up with old friends at Holmby Park (Beverly Glen and Club

View Drive) on Friday, April 1. We begin early -- 5:45 p.m. -- which means everyone will have

plenty ong>ofong> daylight hours to enjoy this very kid-ish kiddush.

Challah and cookies provided by Jem Catering.

TOT SHABBAT!

Brought to you by Dor Chadash, ong>theong> “Next Generation” at ong>Sinaiong> Temple

Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. in Gold Hall

Need an Amidah as short as your lil’ shul-goers

Dale Schatz will provide ong>theong> tunes your kids know and love.

Come for ong>theong> prayer, stay for ong>theong> oneg and art!

May 7

Joshua Nourafshan

son ong>ofong>

Caroline & Behzad

May 14

FAMILY MINYAN

Daniel Byrnes

son ong>ofong>

Sigal & David

Dor Chadash is a great way to make a large synagogue feel like a small community.

We welcome all families with young children, so come introduce yourself

at one ong>ofong> our upcoming events!

For more information, please email dchadash@gmail.com

or call 310-481-3296.

It's H.I.P. to help hunger!

May 4, 2011 - TAPAS DINNER

ong>Sinaiong> Temple's 7th grade Religious School class is learning

with UCLA Hillel students to create ong>theong> Hunger

International Project. We are hosting a tapas dinner for ong>theong>

Religious School families on May 4th with tastes from Iran,

Italy, Israel, China, and ong>theong> United States. We wish to open

H.I.P to ong>theong> entire community by asking for donations.

Donators will receive a thank-you note with information

that we have learned about hunger. All proceeds go to

Hazon Yeshaya, an organization that helps impoverished

Israelis.

Please send donations to ong>Sinaiong> Religious School H.I.P.

Thank you for your support!

May 21

Joshua Nathan

Khalili

son ong>ofong>

Forouzan & Emil

The ong>Sinaiong> Temple Israel Center Presents

ISrAel MATTerS

Iran: The Game Changer

JUDAH LINDEMANN

AIPAC Regional Synagogue Initiative Director

Wednesday, May 4th, 7:30 p.m.

All ISrAel MATTerS programs are open to ong>theong> public.

Register online at

http://sinaitemple.org/events/IsraelMatters03.html

or register by phone to Ellen Pierson (310) 481-3234,

or contact Jan Zakowski at (310)860-8812 or

jan@amcco.com

May 21

TORAH IN THE ROUND

Ashton Rosenbloom

son ong>ofong>

Lisa & Joseph

May 28

Ethan Kohan

son ong>ofong>

Tina & Eddie J.

ALICE & NAHUM LAINER LEARNING AND LUNCH:

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE with Rabbi Wolpe

Come and learn what Judaism has to say about topics as important and relevant as

downloading song>ofong>tware, haggling in a store and lying to your children (for good reasons!)

Rabbi David Wolpe will lead us through everyday ethics with a Jewish flavor.

May Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

“Civil Disobedience”

Cost: Free ong>ofong> charge/ong>Sinaiong> Temple members

$15 Non-ong>Sinaiong> Temple members.

Lunch is included. RSvP’s are Mandatory!

THURSDAY MORNING TORAH with Rabbi David Wolpe

Spend an hour every Thursday morning deepening your understanding ong>ofong> Judaism

and our sacred text. Learn along with us as we go through ong>theong> Torah togeong>theong>r;

no previous knowledge or Hebrew is required.

When: Thursdays, 8:15 a.m.

May Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26.

Cost: There is no charge for this class.

Contact: Program Department, (310) 481-3243, or programs@sinaitemple.org

Why are we educating you about Kol Nidre in May….because ong>theong> funds we

raise during ong>theong> Kol Nidre Annual Giving Campaign are used every single day.

These funds are used for everything you can imagine, including but not limited

to: employing our security team that was rated very highly by ong>theong> LAPD,

turning on ong>theong> lights and keeping ong>theong> elevators working in our Temple, vacuuming

ong>theong> Sanctuary, keeping ong>theong> memorial lights on when commemorating

yahrzeits, making sure ong>theong> heating and air conditioning are working, keeping

ong>theong> garage lit and, making our Temple a happy and healthy workplace for our

beloved clergy and hardworking staff.


We­extend­our­condolences­toong>theong>­bereaved­families­andrecord­ong>theong>­passing­ong>ofong>:

marY CLemens

Moong>theong>r ong>ofong>

Tamara Morgenstern

•••

shIrLeY LamIshaw

Moong>theong>r ong>ofong>

Matong>theong>w Lamishaw

•••

Dr. wILLIam Loebman

Husbnd ong>ofong>

Carla Loebman

•••

MARILYN RESSLER

Wife ong>ofong>

Robert Ressler

•••

RUTH ZAFRIN

Moong>theong>r ong>ofong>

Mark Zafrin

Mazel tov to: Mayrav & Glenn

Gaslin, on ong>theong> birth ong>ofong> ong>theong>ir son, Oz

Hillel Rimon.

Judaism by Choice

May 13- Shabbat Dinner and

Friday Night Live-5:45 p.m.

May 21- Shabbat Morning Service-

9:30 a.m.

Questions, please contact

Rabbi Weinberg

at 310-772-0626 or

rabbinweinberg@yahoo.com

2011 Dates May 14, 2011

June 11, 2011

Need ong>theong> Rabbi

We at ong>Sinaiong> Temple can only be a

community ong>ofong> concern when we

know when and where we can be

ong>ofong> support. If you know ong>ofong> anyone

who may benefit from a visit or

a talk with ong>theong> Rabbi, please call

(310) 474-1518.

Elie Alyeshmerni, President

Greetings from your Men’s Club at ong>Sinaiong> Temple.

Men’s Club this year: As ong>theong> year comes to a close, we take note ong>ofong> ong>theong> fact that Men’s Club integrated

itself in ong>theong> fabric ong>ofong> ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Temple by ong>ofong>fering opportunities for camaraderie, learning,

and service to our community.

The Burning Bush Dinner: Our choice ong>ofong> Ebby and Lily Tabariai and Dr. Isaac and Susan Schmidt was received well by

ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Community. The air was filled with much love and appreciation.

Men’s Club Shabbat: With gratitude to Robert Mokhtarzadeh, Dr. Paul Herman, Jason Kahan, Rabbi Randy Brown, and

Dr. Mitch Locks for organizing ong>theong> services, and with untiring assistance ong>ofong> Cantor Gole and Mr. Aryell Cohen, and with

ong>theong> generosity ong>ofong> Mr. Eddia Mirharooni with his design ong>ofong> ong>theong> Men’s Club Tallit, we had a memorable Shabbat. Thank

you to Rabbi Nicole Guzik, Rosa Berman Ruder, Rachelle Marcus, Jina Rezvanpour and Judith S. Fisher for showing

us how to tie ong>theong> Tzitzit to ong>theong> Tallit.

Yom Hashoah: We hope you had a chance to light your memorial candle on May 1st remembering ong>theong> six million. Thanks

to Mr. Jacob Melamed’s organization and ong>theong> assistance ong>ofong> Cantor Brown, ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Akiba volunteers, as well as many

Men’s Club members, and with ong>theong> generosity ong>ofong> ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Temple Men’s Club Sports team we made candles available

to all.

Our upcoming Programs: Please be sure to visit our website

at http://www.sinaitemple.org/mensclub/programs.php to

see our future programs. We hope you will join us for three

upcoming programs: May 3: Mr. Denis Bieber will speak

about “The Realities ong>ofong> Solar Energy”, May 9th ong>theong> Yom

Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzma’ut Program and ong>theong> Final meeting

ong>ofong> ong>theong> year on June 1 (“Yom Yerushalayim”) when Rabbi

Bradley Artson will speak about “The Art ong>ofong> Faong>theong>rhood”.

We invite all past year B’nai Mitzvah and parents to this

special event.

Shalom,

M. Elie Alyeshmerni, President

COME­LOOK­IN­OUR­WINDOWS!!­­­NEW­ITEMS­EVERY­DaY!­!

Seder­Plates­-­Matzah­Cover­-­Candlesticks­-­all­your­Pesach­needs!

Frances Katz, Manager (310) 481-3290

For Sunday appointments only, Call Lorraine Jong>ofong>fe (310) 890-4802

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Friday 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

(closed Saturdays & holidays)

OR call for private appointment!

Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Classes are BACk!

It is YOUR time to be a part ong>ofong> our

tradition! Come and learn about this

exciting opportunity to become an

Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Led by Ralph Resnick, this is a 27-session

class that concludes with a special

celebration on Shavu’ot. Classes will be

taught by all ong>theong> Rabbis and Cantors.

Starting in late-October, we will be

ong>ofong>fering two class options on

Wednesdays, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Please contact Rebeka Small at

rsmall@sinaitemple.org or

310-481-3243 to reserve your spot!

Space is limited!

Cost: $250 (includes all materials)

plus ong>theong> cost ong>ofong> Hebrew Classes


ThE CONgREgaTION ExTENDS ITS SINCERE aPPRECIaTION fOR ThE fOLLOWINg CONTRIbUTIONS

RABBI DAvID WOLPE'S DISCRETIONARY FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Our beloved broong>theong>r, son & uncle, Steven Mouw by Andre,

Leanne & Juliana Leb; Helen Cohanim by Farah & Mark

Nehoray; Elias David’s yahrzeit by Angie David; Esong>theong>r

Lehman’s yahrzeit by Irene & Irving Gasmer; Anne Kahan’s

yahrzeit by Laurie & Jason Kahan; my sister Eileen Santello

by Marilyn z”l & Bob Ressler; Ruby Winkelman by Peter

Winkelman; and Benjamin Shprung’s yahrzeit by Niza

Shprung.

IN APPRECIATION:

AshkeNafard by David Suissa.

REFUAH SHLEMAH:

Ilan Ashkenazi by Anonymous.

HAITI

Deborah & Howard Brandes; Ruth Ziegler; Behrooz & Farnaz

Refalian; and Gary Green.

IN HONOR OF:

David Simantob & Azzy Ghanooni’s wedding by Parvaneh &

Zacaria Simantob; and Eve Edelman’s birthday by Lauren

Leavitt.

RABBI NICOLE GUZIK’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Robyn Greenstein & Aaron Kupferman’s wedding by Gail

Greenstein.

IN APPRECIATION:

Of Rabbi Guzik and wishing her a Happy Purim by Max &

Anna Webb.

CANTOR JOSEPH GOLE’S

DISCRETIONARY FUND

IN APPRECIATION:

For ong>theong> beautiful services and magnificent singing by anonymous;

ong>ofong> Cantor Gole for his amazing support with Jonah

Trilling’s bar mitzvah by Jennifer & Lawrence Trilling; for

ong>ofong>ficiating at our son, David’s wedding to Azzy Ghanooni

by Parvaneh & Zacaria Simantob; for ong>ofong>ficiating at ong>theong>

funeral ong>ofong> Gregory Veron by ong>theong> Veron family; and for ong>theong>

beautiful Shabbat morning services by Stacey Morse.

IN MEMORY OF:

My sister, Eileen Santello by Marilyn z”l & Bob Ressler.

CANTOR ARIANNE BROWN’S

DISCRETIONARY FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Purim by Anna & Max Webb; and ong>theong> ong>Sinaiong> Temple

Sisterhood Shabbaton by Abby Friedman.

IN MEMORY OF:

Cantor Brown’s grandmoong>theong>r, Shirley Reese, by Elizabeth &

Michael Soroudi; and my grandmoong>theong>r, Cipe Tabaksman, by

Jennifer Glazer Malkin.

GENERAL FUND

By Manoochehr & Mahnaz Okhawat

IN MEMORY OF:

Philip Black’s yahrzeit by Daniel H. Black; Rose Greenberg

and my parents, Irving & Eong>theong>l Zalk’s yahrzeits by Carole &

Richard Greenberg; Abe Marshall’s yahrzeit by Raphael &

Jacqueline Nach; my faong>theong>r, Pinchas Brautbar’s yahrzeit by

Nachman & Ronit Brautbar; Yaghoub Soroudi’s yahrzeit by

Michael & Elizabeth Soroudi; Marilyn Ressler by Gordon

Waxman and by Renee & Burton Sack; Steven Mouw by

Cynthia & Ralph Finerman.

IN HONOR OF:

Susan & Isaac Schmidt for being honored by ong>theong> Men’s

Club.

PRAYER BOOK FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Ruby Winkelman an Etz Hayim Prayer Book was donated to

ong>theong> Ziegler Sanctuary by Daniel & Sheila Egdal.

ISRAEL CENTER FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Ruth & Jack Laykin by Jane Scheff.

JACOB WEISBARTH HOSPICE CENTER FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Arthur David Weiss by Francine & Myles Weiss.

LIBRARY FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Shirley Kory’s birthday by Diane Miller; and Gilda & Joseph

Levy’s b’nai mitzvah by Dina Dvir.

IN MEMORY OF:

Ruby Winkelman by ong>theong> Library Staff; Amy Elisabeth

Rothholz by Barbara & Peter Rothholz; and Esong>theong>r &

Nathan Horwitz’s yahrzeits by Dee Gooze.

REFUAH SHLEMAH:

To Lori Shapiro by Rosa & Joe Ruder.

JAMES AND MARGARET FLESH’S

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

By Judy Flesh Rosenberg.

IN HONOR OF:

Of ong>theong> birth ong>ofong> Mayrav & Glenn Gaslin’s son Oz Hillel Rimon

by Tom & Judy Flesh.

IN MEMORY OF:

My sister, Eileen Santello by Marilyn z”l & Bob Ressler;

Peter Winkelman’s wife, Ruby Winkelman; Bijan & Behzad

Neman’s faong>theong>r, Youness Neman; Nora Shong>ofong>et’s faong>theong>r,

Isaac Eshaghpour; Josh Peltz grandfaong>theong>r, Joseph

Leiterman; Robert Ressler’s wife, Marilyn Ressler;

Matong>theong>w Lamishaw’s moong>theong>r, Shirley Lamishaw; Mark

Zafrin’s moong>theong>r, Ruth Zafrin; and Tamara Morgenstern’s

moong>theong>r, Mary Clemens by Tom & Judy Flesh.

SINAI AKIBA ACADEMY FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Gilda & Joseph Levy’s b’nai mitzvah by Lori & Kirk

Goldstein; Sean Mehdyzadeh’s bar mitzvah, Gilda & Joseph

Levy’s b’nai mitzvah, and Zachary Lewis’ bar mitzvah by

Helen Molitz; Jordan Strom’s bar mitzvah by Sara & David

Aftergood; Pam & Randy Schoenberg by Alice & Nahum

Lainer.

ISRAEL TRIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Ruth Ross by Julie & Arthur Cohen.

GRANDPARENTS FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Roland Arnall’s yahrzeit by Etty & Claude Arnall.

SHAFAI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Farokh Shafai’s yahrzeit by Lili & Jamshid Shafai.

Please remember ong>Sinaiong> Temple in your estate plan. Contact Development Dept. (310) 481-3228.

Contributions

RABBI LAURENCE SCHEINDLIN

DISCRETIONARY FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Tammy Morgenstern's moong>theong>r, Mary Clemens by Debra &

Robert Kasirer.

DOUGLAS FAMILY EARLY CHILDHOOD

CENTER FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Martha Parker’s yahrzeit by William & Sandra Goodglick.

MUSIC FUND

IN APPRECIATION:

To Aryell Cohen in memory ong>ofong> my sister, Eileen Santello by

Marilyn z”l & Bob Ressler.

BOARD OF GOvERNORS FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Peter Winkelman’s wife, Ruby Winkelman by Bart Kogan;

and Ruby Winkelman & Marilyn Ressler by Paul Troy.

FAMILY MINYAN FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Family Minyan Purim Event by Mark & Nancy Cole

Loeterman; sharing Sam & Gita Rosenwald’s 20th

Anniversary celebration with ong>theong>m by Doris Ostrow; Gita &

Sam Rosenwald’s 20th Anniversary - happy, happy & many

more to share! by Sharon & David Gitman; Family Minyan

Purim at ong>theong> Schlessingers by Gita & Sam Rosenwald.

IN MEMORY OF:

Mohtaram Soroudi by Michael & Elizabeth Soroudi.

IN APPRECIATION:

Of Family Minyan by Pamela & Mike Levine, and by Linda

Sax & Norman Becker; Evan & Dana Schlessinger & Family

by Roberta & David Rosenberg; Family Minyan Purim Event

by Sandi & Avi Schlesinger, by Gary & Lisa Lainer, and by

Lori & Donny Yankelevits; ong>ofong> Dana & Evan Schlessinger

hosting ong>theong> Family Minyan Purim Celebration by Amy &

Jeffrey Strauss, by Jennifer & Lawrence Trilling, by

Jonathan & Marjan Greenblatt, by Linda & Abe Knobel; and

by Vaughan & Nicolas Meyer.

DOR CHADASH FUND

IN HONOR OF:

Dor Chadash by Shirin Parsi; and ong>theong> birth ong>ofong> Shahireh &

Raymond Yashouafar’s daughter, Liana by Elizabeth &

Michael Soroudi.

ADULT EDUCATION FUND

IN APPRECIATION:

For my work during ong>theong> Jerry Greenfield event by Janet

Halbert.

CHEvRA KADISHA FUND

IN MEMORY OF:

Tamara Morgenstern’s moong>theong>r, Mary Clemens by Sherry

Weinman & Michael Umansky.

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