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Shana Tova U’Metuka

Celebrating the HIGH HOLY DAYS Together

BETH TORAH TIMES

HIGH HOLY DAYS EDITION 2019

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Leadership

MARIO ROJZMAN

Rabbi

EDWIN FARBER

Rabbi Emeritus

DR. MAX A. LIPSCHITZ Z”L

Founding Rabbi

GASTÓN BOGOMOLNI

Cantor

WAYNE KEIL

Chief Operating Officer

MARSHALL BALTUCH

Director of Development

SANDRA KOPP

Director of Early Childhood

Education

GABRIELA RASCOVSKY

Director of Lifelong Learning

ANDREA BECK

Director of Engagement

& Programming

JENI BUCHHOLZ

Youth & Camp Director

SHERRY KRUG

Administrative Assistant

TERI SMOLKEN

Controller

MARLA COHEN

BT2U Coordinator

In this issue

HHD Services Schedule 04

Messages from 06

our Rabbis, Cantor,

President, & Senior Staff

Important Instructions

for the HHD Services

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Officers

Sisterhood New Year’s

Greetings

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RICH BERGER

President

JILL KOCH

Executive Vice President

MIKE SEGAL

Immediate Past President

HOWARD CHAFETZ

At Large VP

MICHELLE KABAK

Early Childhood Academy VP

CONSTANZA LERMAN NUDELMAN

Education VP

PHYLLIS SHEINMAN

Financial VP

ADRIANA FAERMAN

Membership VP

ERIC BERGER

Operations VP

MARK MOYEL

Ritual VP

AMY DEAN

Ways & Means VP

ETTA BIRENBAUM EPSTEIN

Youth & Camp VP

STEVEN WILLINGER

Treasurer

DAVID BLOCK

Secretary

Bnei Mitzvah

New Members and

Candle Lighting Times

/ Parashiot

Lifecycles

Contributions & Yahrzeit

Donations

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46

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HIGH HOLY DAYS at Beth Torah

SERVICE CHOICES for our families

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EREV

ROSH HASHANAH

09.29.19

SPANISH SERVICE

IN THE SCHECK FAMILY SANCTUARY

Traditional Erev Rosh Hashanah service in Spanish.

Conducted by Rabbi Rojzman and Hazanit Karen Nisnik.

ENGLISH SERVICE

IN THE PEREZ CHAPEL

Traditional Erev Rosh Hashanah service in English.

Conducted by Rabbi Farber and Cantor Gastón Bogomolni.

ROSH HASHANAH

1st DAY

09.30.19

TRADITIONAL

SERVICE IN THE

SCHECK FAMILY

SANCTUARY

Our traditional service with

Rabbi Rojzman, Rabbi Farber,

Cantor Gastón Bogomolni and

Hazanit Karen Nisnik.

FAMILY SERVICE

IN THE PEREZ CHAPEL

Interactive service with prayers,

songs and story telling led by

Rabbi Farber and Karina Duer &

Mr. Daniel for parents,

grandparents and children 5 to

12 years old.

TASHLICH

Join us in casting away your sins.

MAARIV

A festive and musical way to welcome the 2nd day of

Rosh Hashanah.

ROSH HASHANAH

2nd DAY

10.01.19

TRADITIONAL SERVICE IN THE SCHECK FAMILY SANCTUARY

Our traditional service continues with both Rabbis Rojzman and Farber, Cantor Gastón Bogomolni and Hazanit Karen Nisnik and our

Choir. Deakter Hall will be closed and we will enjoy open seating for those without permanent seats.

KOL NIDRE

10.08.19

TRADITIONAL SERVICE

IN THE SCHECK FAMILY SANCTUARY

Join us for this spiritual and inspiring service on the holiest night

of the year. Hear our Cantor Gastón Bogomolni chant his soulful

rendition of Kol Nidre, Hineni and more.

SPANISH TENT SERVICE

ON THE MARS FAMILY FIELD

A special service conducted in Spanish with Rabbi Rojzman, our

guest Hazanit Karen Nisnik from Argentina, and instrumental

accompaniment. Reserve your seats early!

YOM KIPPUR

10.09.19

TRADITIONAL

SERVICE IN THE

SCHECK FAMILY

SANCTUARY

Our traditional service

with Rabbi Farber and

Cantor Gastón

Bogomolni.

SPANISH

TENT SERVICE ON

THE MARS FAMILY

FIELD

Rabbi Rojzman and

Hazanit Karen Nisnik

continue our service

in Spanish.

FAMILY

SERVICE IN THE

PEREZ CHAPEL

Yom Kippur family

service with Karina

Duer & Mr. Daniel

HOPE &

HEALING

SERVICE IN THE

PEREZ CHAPEL

Find strength to help

guide others in times

of need. Led by Rabbi

Botnick.

NEILAH

End your holidays in

spectacular fashion as

the entire congregation

joins with our youth for

this special service

followed by the

blowing of the shofar!

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

EREV ROSH HASHANAH 09.29.19 ROSH HASHANAH 2nd DAY 10.01.19 YOM KIPPUR 10.09.19

English Service....................... 6:45 PM Preliminary/ Shacharit .............. 8:30 AM Preliminary/ Shacharit ............ 8:30 AM

Spanish Service...................... 7:00 PM Torah Service **........................ 9:30 AM Torah Service **....................... 10:00 AM

Sermon **................................ 12:00 PM Spanish Service ....................... 9:30 AM

ROSH HASHANAH 1st DAY 09.30.19 Mincha-Maariv .......................... 7:00 PM Family Service ......................... 10:30 AM

Preliminary/ Shacharit ........... 8:30 AM

Sermon **............................... 12:00 PM

Torah Service **.................... 9:30 AM

Yizkor **................................. 12:30 PM

Family Service ........................ 10:30 AM

KOL NIDRE 10.08.19

Hope and Healing Service........ 4:00 PM

Sermon **.............................. 12:00 PM Kol Nidre (English)...................... 6:30 PM Mincha-Maftir Yonah ............. 5:15 PM

Family Service ........................ 6:30 PM Kol Nidre (Spanish) .................... 6:45 PM Neilah **................................ 6:50 PM

Tashlich .................................. 6:45 PM Maariv ...................................... 7:00 PM Maariv/Havdalah **................ 7:30 PM

Mincha-Maariv ....................... 7:15 PM Sermon **.................................. 8:00 PM Shofar ** ............................... 7:50 PM

** - TIME IS APPROXIMATE www.btbrc.org

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TESHUVA

A Message from Our Rabbis

Mario Rojzman & Ed Farber

“ ...returning to the right path – returning to our real

selves – returning to what it was that made for successful

religious institutions; successful and caring communities

and peace and prosperity for our nation.”

There is a story about a monastery that had fallen

on hard times. There were only five monks left in the

decaying mother house: the Abbot and four others,

all over seventy in age. Clearly it was a dying order.

In the deep woods surrounding the monastery there

was a little hut that a Rabbi from a nearby town

occasionally used for a retreat. The Abbot was very

much aware of the Rabbi’s presence in the forest

and he decided one time to visit him and ask the

Rabbi if by some possible chance he could offer any

advice that might save the monastery.

The Rabbi welcomed the Abbot at his hut. But when

the Abbot explained the purpose of his visit, the

Rabbi could only commiserate with him. “I know

how it is,” he exclaimed. “The spirit has gone out

of the people. It is the same in my town. Almost no

one comes to the synagogue anymore.” So the old

Abbot and the old Rabbi wept together. Then they

read parts of the Torah and quietly spoke of deep

things. The time came when the Abbot had to leave.

They embraced each other. “It has been a wonderful

thing that we should meet after all these years, “the

Abbot said, “but I have still failed in my purpose for

coming here. Is there nothing you can tell me, no piece

of advice you can give me that would help me save my

dying order?”

“No, I am sorry,” the Rabbi responded. “I have no

advice to give. The only thing I can tell you is that the

Messiah is one of you.”

When the Abbot returned to the monastery his

fellow monks gathered around him to ask, “Well what

did the Rabbi say?” “He couldn’t help,” the Abbot

answered. “We just wept and read the Torah together.

The only thing he did say, just as I was leaving --it was

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something cryptic-- was that the Messiah is one of

us. I don’t know what he meant.”

In the days and weeks and months that followed,

the old monks pondered this and wondered

whether there was any possible significance to the

Rabbi’s words. The Messiah is one of us? Could he

possibly have meant one of us monks here at the

monastery? If that’s the case, which one? Do you

suppose he meant the Abbot? Yes, if he meant

anyone, he probably meant Father Abbot. He has

been our leader for more than a generation. On the

other hand, he might have meant Brother Thomas.

Certainly Brother Thomas is a holy man. Everyone

knows that Thomas is a man of light. Certainly he

could not have meant Brother Elred! Elred gets

crotchety at times. But come to think of it, even

though he is a thorn in people’s sides, when you look

back on it, Elred is virtually always right. Often very

right. Maybe the Rabbi did mean Brother Elred. But

surely not Brother Phillip. Phillip is so passive, a real

nobody. But then, almost mysteriously, he has a gift

for somehow always being there when you need

him. He just magically appears by your side. Maybe

Phillip is the Messiah. Of course, the Rabbi didn’t

mean me. He couldn’t possibly have meant me.

I’m just an ordinary person. Yet supposing he did?

Suppose I am the Messiah? O God, not me. I couldn’t

be that much for You, could I?

As they contemplated in this manner, the old monks

began to treat each other with extraordinary respect

on the off chance that one among them might be

the Messiah. And on the off chance that each monk

himself might be the Messiah, they began to treat

themselves with extraordinary respect.

Because the forest in which it was situated

was beautiful, it so happened that people still

occasionally came to visit the monastery to picnic

on its tiny lawn, to wander along some of its paths,

even now and then to go into the dilapidated chapel

to meditate. As they did so, without even being

conscious of it, they sensed the aura of extraordinary

respect that now began to surround the five old

monks and seemed to radiate out from them and

permeate the atmosphere of the place. There was

something strangely attractive, even compelling, about

it. Hardly knowing why, they began to come back to

the monastery more frequently to picnic, to play, to

pray. They began to bring their friends to show them

this special place. And their friends brought their

friends.

Then it happened that some of the younger men who

came to visit the monastery started to talk more and

more with the old monks. After a while one asked if he

could join them. Then another. And another. So within

a few years the monastery had once again become a

thriving order and, thanks to the Rabbi’s gift, a vibrant

center of light and spirituality in the realm.

It’s a beautiful story – no? Its lesson is simple but

profound. People will come to a synagogue because

it’s a place where people are good, kind and helpful to

each other. People come to places that make them feel

good about the place, about themselves, about others.

Kids come home from college to visit because they

want to be home. It’s comforting – it’s reassuring. We

think Beth Torah is a place people feel good being at,

being part of or just visiting. It’s because of the people

here – the way they welcome strangers and new

people and care for each other. We need that in our

country as well. We’re losing that ‘small town’ feeling

– that ‘safe place’ feeling. We need leaders up and

down and across the board – local and national who

give out an aura of caring and respect. That’s how they

saved their monastery – treating each other as people

created in the image of God. That’s the theme of the

High Holy Days: Teshuvah – returning to the right

path – returning to our real selves – returning to what

it was that made for successful religious institutions;

successful and caring communities and peace and

prosperity for our nation.

L’shana Tova Teekatayvoo

Happy, healthy and sweet New Year.

Rabbi Mario Rojzman

Rabbi Ed Farber

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BERESHIT-

RETURN TO THE GENESIS

A Message from Our Cantor

Gastón Bogomolni

I ask you and I would like you to answer yourself with

your own thoughts, with your own heart:

If you had the opportunity to be that special soul in

the celestial chamber of souls and have the possibility

of being reborn, choose your parents, your brothers,

your environment, the country in which you were

born, what would you choose? What would you

change?

Suppose that instead of going back so far you have an

opportunity to return to a point in your life and once

there, start all over again from that same place. What

would that episode be? That moment?

What makes you feel the idea of going back? What

makes you feel the idea of the those opportunities to

remake, be reborn, to choose, to change, to remove,

to redirect, to modify?

There is something in this idea of being able to go back

to the past and change things and to be able to return

to a point in our lives and reset and start over again

that gives us some pleasure. Apple computers provide

a backup system called a “time capsule” that allows

you to go to any of the points where the machine

made a copy of the system and the files. Countless

were the times I was able to use the time capsule

which allowed me to go back to that specific point I

needed. The relief is indescribable!

What is it about having the chance to start over

that makes us feel good? It reminds me of all these

films based on the idea of Deja Vu, where the main

character has the chance to start again the same day

as if nothing had happened. The only way to stop with

that day is to repeat yourself by realizing what is that

you have to learn about that day, about some person,

about humanity, about yourself, learn to be better

every time that day presents to you until the lesson is

really learned. But again, what a relief when you can

realize what that specific mission is, that Tikun that you

have to repair, to solve.

Da capo is the term that musicians use to say: “back

to the beginning” literally means “from the head

(above).” I love this expression because it gives you the

opportunity to play the musical piece again and again

and clean up any mistakes that you could have made

during the first time. Sometimes it just gives you a new

angle to the texture, dynamics, or the sound of the

song. Maybe the piece was played perfectly the first

time and back to the beginning doesn’t add any new

perspective to the game and that is fine too, however,

there is something about going back to the beginning

that makes us feel good, we get some pleasure and it

feels like a second chance.

Back in Argentina I loved listening to a quartet called

Les Luthier and it was not until the second time

through that I understood the joke, or that it was by

the fourth time through that I got yet another very

subtle joke. Listening to things for a second or more

times also gives you the opportunity to pay attention

to details and bits that we probably didn’t hear the

first time. I have the habit of recording my singing and

rabbinical studies classes so that I can hear during the

week what my ear lost the first time. How many times

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do we watch the same movie several times, at different

times in our lives and the messages and the power

of analysis and understanding we receive are diverse,

deeper or more ephemeral but at the same time

different.

Starting over as if nothing happened when you already

messed up it is a blessing, but let’s face it, we don’t

always have that blessing. When you think you made

the wrong decision and failed, then you ask yourself:

where did I fail? When did all this happen? I wish I had

never made that decision... and you want to hide from

the world.

Then you repeat to yourself: If I only could start over...

Starting over helps us grow. At least having the mental

and spiritual idea that you are starting over is already

a great opportunity for growth. Going back to the

genesis of a situation helps you understand many

things, recreating the scene of an entire episode forces

us to think, to remember, to witness our achievements

and our mistakes, being an observer allows us to pause

the movie, feel, reflect, rewind, look again and be able

to understand, learn and move on.

Going back to the genesis of our history, of our lives,

helps us to investigate, find out who we really are and

see what we are made of. Rummaging until finding

yourself gives you the most precious and divine

opportunity on the planet to stand in front of your own

soul, to your purest essence that God (Hashem) gave

us when we came to this world.

I left Argentina 22 years ago and 90% of my visits begin

the same way: from the airport to the cemetery to visit

my ancestors and my beloved ones. They constantly

remind me, not only where I come from, but that when

one day I will leave this physical world there will no

money or valuable belongings that go with us to the

Olam Haba (the world to come). They only take their

essence and return to the grave as they arrived in the

world during childbirth, without clothes and without

material goods, only your essence accompanies you.

These visits to the cemetery reminds me of two coins

that were given to me 4 years ago by Steven Scheck:

one of them I occasionally carry in my right pocket

and the second in my left pocket. When I feel that my

arrogance and pride is taking over me, that is, when I

live it, like it and believe that I am the greatest, I take

out the one on the right that tells me: “I AM NOT

MORE THAN DUST AND ASHES” REMEMBER WHERE

YOU COME FROM”......

But when I feel defeated and frustrated and tired of

trying, the coin on the left tells me: “BY MY MERITS

AND MY WELFARE THE WORLD WAS CREATED” “AND

YOU WILL BE JOYED!”

In fact when I feel that I am not being a good educator

with my Bar Mitzvah students, I go back to my

genesis, to that Hazzan that nourished me with peace,

patience, passion and fervor and because of him I am a

better professional. When I don’t like how my voice is

sounding or I think it sounds too operatic, I go back to

my genesis and remember the sweet and simple voice

of when I was 13 years old.

Very soon we will be returning to the genesis of

genesis, the creation of the world, and after Simchat

Torah we will be restarting the Torah again. The Torah

is untouchable and as our sages have said there is no

extra word in it, so the text is the same every year

and we read it again. The ones that change are us. It

is like the book, the movie, or the joke we repeat over

and over again, the content is the same, but how we

perceive it and the values we rescue from it depend

only on our intellectual, spiritual growth and maturity.

Despite my failures, my crises, the mistakes made,

or my life decisions I still wonder daily: If I had the

opportunity to be that soul in the celestial chamber

of souls and have the possibility of being reborn, of

re-choosing my parents, my brothers, my environment,

the country in which I was born, what would I choose?

What would I change?

And my answer would be: absolutely nothing.

May the Creator of the universe allow us all to

rediscover in this new year 5780 our genesis to

understand how valuable we are to not only to

make a better “I”, but to return to the main motive

of our existence, to raise our consciousness and to

realize how much we can contribute positively to this

beautiful creation that Hashem Yitbarach gave us.

Hashivenu Adonai Eleicha v’nashuba (return us to

you, Hashem, and we will return) Chadesh Yameinu

K’Kedem (restore our days as of old, our genesis, where

our soul was born for the first time).

Shanah Tovah u’Metuka,

Cantor Gaston, Marcela, Oscar, Samuel and

Emmanuelle

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THE 3 T’S

OF BTBRC

What’s Going On HERE?

A Message from Our President Rich Berger

It is an honor and privilege to be the President of our

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus community. Thank you

for this opportunity.

Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers) tells us that “the world

stands on three things – Teshuva, Tefilla and Tzedaka.”

These 3 T’s describe our Beth Torah and how we relate

to each other and to our community both locally and in

Israel as well.

Teshuva – repentance – reminds us that none of us are

perfect, and that when we make mistakes we need to

apologize to others. In this past year, we have tried to

reach out to the community, and if we have not been

able to be in touch with you, I apologize for that. We

have found that with a large community, it is not easy

to engage everyone. Therefore, we have hired a new

Director of Engagement and Programming, Dr. Andrea

Beck (abeck@btbrc.org), who will be helping us to

be sure that your voices are heard and your thoughts

on improvements for BTBRC are taken into account.

Look for the expanded Program Guide (to be mailed in

September) which will show you all of the events for

2019/2020 that are already scheduled to take place at

Beth Torah…you may be surprised at the opportunities

for making new friends by coming to any of them.

Tefilla – prayer – means that we are open for praying

all year – we are here every day from daily Minyan, to

Shabbat services, to baby namings, B’nai Mitzvot and

being here for Shiva as well. Our clergy, Rabbi Rojzman,

Rabbi Farber and Cantor Bogomolni, are superb

and listening to them gives new insights on life. The

diversity of our membership and friends is amazing…

just come and participate in our Friday night B’Yachad

service to see not only “what” we pray, “to whom” we

pray, but also “with whom” we pray. It is very spiritual

and moving. Sometimes we can’t make it in person

to synagogue, yet the need to be connected to our

services remains. Our livestream (http://www.btbrc.

org/livestreaming/) of both the Friday night and Shabbat

morning services allows you to participate real-time, or

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to go back to a previous service or sermon and listen to

it at your convenience. Every holiday we have special

programming. This past Purim was great in that we

had various “stations” that allowed families to create

Purim items and learn about the holiday…and then all

participated in a Megillah reading. On Simchat Torah,

we dance with the Torahs and unroll one to be able to

see all of the words of the Torah from the first “B’reishit”

to the last word “Israel”. These are ways to pray

together with the community and enjoy our traditions.

Tzedaka – charity – is also called Tikkun Olam – repairing

the world through deeds of lovingkindness. It is

here that Beth Torah shines. Most noticeable is our

Social Action Team who visits the sick, collects for the

homeless, helps to feed those without food and brings

together people from all parts of our community to

participate. Our Sisterhood supports the synagogue

and the community not only through donations of

money and all their great programs, but also a focus on

key health and wellness topics such as Breast Cancer

research education and support. Men’s Club provides

daily minyan breakfasts and does community service by

bringing Thanksgiving baskets to shut-ins. Our clergy

helps out people in need. This past year we hosted an

amazing program during Passover – a Special Mitzvah

Seder for people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

We had a tremendous outpouring of talent helping at

the event, which was an idea that came from a member

– Rabbi Geoff Botnick, and that we helped bring to

fruition and it now will be on our calendar annually.

Your ideas for programs can also expand our outreach.

This year we will continue to focus on the next

generation’s foundations of Judaism, engaging you all

in the programming, and much more. We are investing

in our Suzy Fischer Early Childhood Academy with a

new Director, Sandra Kopp (skopp@btbrc.org) and

expanded programs. Furthermore, our free Religious

School, under the leadership of Dr. Gaby Raskovsky

(graskovsky@btbrc.org) continues to grow as a home for

our families with school-age children. Our youth and

camp programs under the direction of Jeni Buchholz

(jbuchholz@btbrc.org) include our successful summer

program Camp Simcha which builds on the foundation

of our ECA to continue their learning in a camp setting.

Our award-winning USY (United Synagogue Youth)

program engages our high school aged students on a

weekly basis and in the Kadima program we are in the

process of expanding experiences for middle-school

students. We stay in touch with our BT students who

go off to college through our BT College Connection

(btcollegeconnection@btbrc.org). These all represent

fun opportunities for our children to make new friends

and stay connected with Beth Torah.

A synagogue is a complex business as well as being

our spiritual home. Under the leadership of our Chief

Operating Officer, Wayne Keil (wkeil@btbrc.org),

we have strengthened our security in these days of

heightened worry, and have worked to beautify the

property. Many times these are items you don’t see,

yet they contribute to the overall strength of Beth

Torah. Our Director of Development, Marshall Baltuch

(mbaltuch@btbrc.org), interacts with all our congregants

as he coordinates our annual High Holy Day appeal and

other major fund raisers. Your financial support enables

us to be sure that we can pay all of the bills to keep the

synagogue running. All of the members of our support

staff truly help Beth Torah run and provide an up-beat

attitude to all who interact with Beth Torah.

Our synagogue thrives due to the efforts of volunteers.

Thanks go to our Executive Committee, Board of

Directors and leaders of major committees such as

Comité Latino, Culture Club, Adult Education, Ways

& Means and ECA parents (Kool’Am) who put in their

time and effort on behalf of us all. I could not do this

job without the partnership with our Executive Vice

President, Jill Koch and her innovative ideas.

Finally, because our thematic focus for this year is

“engagement”, we are working to ensure that all our

members, from the youngest to the oldest and in all of

our diverse membership, find opportunities for BTBRC to

be part of their lives as a community gathering place.

On behalf of my wife Judy and

myself, we wish you Shana Tova – a

year of health, happiness and a year

of fun at Beth Torah.

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THE POWER

OF A SMILE

A Message from Our Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Keil

What’s with a smile? What does it mean? Why

do we do it? How is it so contagious? We long for

a smile, don’t we? The first thing we get excited

about as parents is when our child smiles for the

first time. It’s always the first sign of happiness.

When we get that first smile we always ask our

spouse, “Are you sure it was a smile?” And then you

know what happens? To decide if it was a smile, we

do something to elicit the same reaction. We smile

at our child.

The smile is a simple, yet very powerful tool. In

fact, the smile is even spoken of in Pirkei Avot.

Shammai says, “Make your Torah study regular; say

little and do much; and greet every person with a

smile.” Ethics of the Fathers, 1:15

The great 20th century Rabbi Avraham Karelitz, also

known as the Chazon Ish, explained why: our inner

feelings affect only us, but the countenance we

show to the world affects the mood and happiness

of those around us too. Rabbi Yisroel Salanter said

that our faces – and our expressions – are like

public property; they give us the power to help

or harm everyone we meet. This means that we

have the obligation to smile, even though we may

feel pained on the inside. We live in a world of

others and the very expression of our face can affect

the mood of another human being. Happiness is

contagious. You have an obligation to make others

feel happy; and certainly not to make them feel sad.

My job isn’t always easy and can be awfully hard at

times. Sometimes, I am ashamed to admit, it can

be hard to smile. Thankfully for me and the other

professionals on staff, we are in a building filled with

smiling kids, and we can just walk out our door and

into a hallway and we can get smiles. One of the

best parts of my day is when I have a meeting with

a member who needs help. Being able to help that

person and have them leave with a smile, well, it

makes it all worth it.

Life is short. Bad things happen. They happen when

we least expect it and there is nothing we can do

about it sometimes. But we can still smile. In fact,

it would seem the sages are telling us it is our

obligation to smile. Therefore, let’s all smile a little bit

more and make those around us smile.

I wish all of you a wonderful New

Year filled with lots of smiles!

Wayne Keil

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BE COUNTED

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CAMPAIGN

A Message from Our Director of Development

Marshall Baltuch

If you have not yet made your 2019 - 5780 High Holy Days Contributions,

Please send it in now and help our campaign reach our goal!

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BEGIN ANEW…

A Message from Our ECA Director

Sandra Kopp

We have opened the page of a brand new book, blank pages to be filled with moments of awe, times

of inquiry, discovery, and relationship building. A new school year has begun, and I am honored to

share this journey with our amazing ECA staff and Beth Torah’s diverse, vibrant, and thriving community.

The excitement that permeates our Early Childhood program, heightened by the sounds of happy

children is difficult to describe, but without a doubt, it is “in the air”. The Suzy Fischer Academy has

truly come alive with the energy of our students, the warmth of the families, and teachers who are

committed to nurture, teach, and actively engage the children to create meaningful experiences.

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you about a new initiative that our community will

be taking part of. Through CAJE, with generous funding from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation,

the Jewish Resource Specialist (JRS) Initiative brings together five congregations and JCC’s who are establishing

this new teacher-leader position, whose focus is to strengthen engagement of families with

young children and deepen the Jewish learning within our Early Childhood Education Academy. I am

thrilled to be working alongside Marissa Halle, our liaison in this endeavor. Through intentional work

and programming, we will be transforming our Jewish Early Childhood program into a center of engagement

and significant learning that will impact our children, parents and the community at large.

Our tradition teaches us that personal journeys should not take place alone; the most sacred moments

are those experienced with others. I am honored to be embraced by the Beth Torah family and

I look forward to this new beginning.

May you have a year filled with sweetness,

Shanah Tovah U’ Metukah,

Sandra Kopp, M.S.

Director of Early Childhood Education

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A Message from Our Lifelong Learning

Director Dr. Gabriela Rascovsky

Dear Families,

Shalom! Welcome back!

We hope you had a relaxing summer and we resume

our routines re- energized to begin a new cycle.

Judaism in the 21st century is a time for dynamic,

authentic and meaningful choices, and we strive

to fulfill this goal as we engage members in a

welcoming, engaging and warm environment at our

Beth Torah Family. In our shul we breathe a true

sense of community, through daily, weekly, and

life cycle Jewish experiences. Through educational

options delivered in formal and informal settings,

from the Early Childhood all the way to adulthood.

We roll up our sleeves to put Jewish values in action,

we feel and instill the love to Eretz Israel from near

and far; in sum we offer lots of choices for all tastes

and ages. We want to thank you for choosing and

renewing your vows with us year after year, and

even more for spreading out the word amongst

your relatives and friends to expand our family.

We are very fortunate to have you, committed and

dedicated families who want to promote our Jewish

identity, preserve the Jewish legacy and help us give

essence to Jewish souls.

We are approaching the time of the year in

which almost every Jew around the globe visits

a synagogue; each one may seek or find a different

meaning to this visit. Some just attend because

of a family tradition; while others may be looking

introspectively into a spiritual journey, or in seek of

renewed meanings / new understandings based on

a stage in life. All search for meanings are valid and

individual to every member and every family. And so are

to us!

One New Year evokes another. This holy days season

may remind us of last year experience or provide us an

inspiration for the coming year. We are in the constant

search of creating new memories, and new experiences.

As we bake, brake and taste the round challah, it is

our hope for this chaguim time, to continue providing

you with the ritual, spiritual, social and communal

opportunities to find authentic and meaningful

opportunities that will nurture the essence of your

Jewish soul.

As always, please feel free to contact me at grascovsky@

btbrc.org or 305. 932.2829 x 7821 at any time.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 5780 filled with love

and blessings. Shana Tova U’Metuka.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gaby Rascovsky

Director of Lifelong Learning

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SIT TOGETHER

A Message from Our Director of Engagement

& Programing Dr. Andrea Beck

For as long as we can remember, we have sung the

words to Psalm 133 in various settings:

Hineh ma tov uma na’im

Shevet achim gam yachad.

How good and pleasant it is

For brothers and sisters to sit together.

Each year, Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus offers

its members and our South Florida community an

incredibly diverse array of programming and event

options that invite us to ‘sit together’. This year, that

tradition is growing in new and exciting ways through

Beth Torah’s increased emphasis on engagement. To that

end, I’d like to introduce myself - Dr. Andrea Beck - as

your new Director of Engagement and Programming.

Throughout my career I have held various professional

leadership and lay leadership positions in schools, and

within our Beth Torah community as well. Together with

my four year old son, Mayer, who is in our Suzy Fischer

Early Childhood Academy, I am personally invested in

celebrating Beth Torah’s rich history while working on

behalf of an equally bright future.

The programming goals for this year rest in us placing an

even greater emphasis on fostering deep connections

and values-based engagement with our members. Our

Clergy and staff have collaborated on long-standing

annual programs you have come to know and love, and

we have brainstormed to create new ideas as well, all

with one primary goal in mind: meeting YOUR needs

and interests. We realize that our offerings need to

be as diverse and as vibrant as our membership is.

Adult Education, Comite Latino, Culture Club, J2M,

Kadima, Mens Club, Scheck Family Religious School,

Sisterhood, USY, diverse Shabbat experiences, and

special Shabbatot provide a backbone for serviceoriented

projects, entertaining opportunities to build

community, and more.

Now more than ever, we hope to capitalize on the

transformative role 21st century communication

tools play in establishing a strategic, memberinspired

communication culture within Beth Torah.

Shul Cloud provides our members with a place to

sign up for programs, see membership data, and

even stay current on financial obligations while social

media has allowed us to introduce transformational

initiatives like ‘Sermon Snapshots’ to a global

audience.

A constantly-evolving engagement effort of this

magnitude can only be successful if it includes the

continuous feedback of our members. When our

2nd annual Program Guide arrives in your homes

at the end of September, please make note of

the programs and events you’re interested in and

inspired by. After the High Holidays, a special survey

will be sent to you. Within that survey, you will

have an opportunity to tell us about the programs,

groups, and initiatives you are most excited about,

as well as what may be missing for you specifically.

I look forward to collaborating directly with you on

ensuring Beth Torah has what you are looking for in

terms of programming and more. Together, today’s

efforts will ensure we always have the occasion to

invite our, “brothers and sisters to sit together.”

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News from the

Scheck Family Religious School

Dear Families,

Shalom,

We hope this summer brought you renewal,

relaxation and fun! Welcome back to the

5780 school year.

We are thrilled to welcome you and your

children back to our Religious School this fall.

You are so very important to us and we hope

this will be another year of learning, growth

and new connections for every member of

your family. We are here to make sure this

happen for each of you and we are dedicated

to tailoring your student’s experience to

meet all needs. We look forward to engaging

further with each of you throughout the year

and create pathways of Jewish Learning for

every learner and family.

Focus of our supplementary

Jewish Education Program

The major focus of our program is the

development of our students’ abilities

in Hebrew language, building their

understanding of Jewish Life cycle events,

holidays, culture, and traditions, while

connecting them with Israel and with Jewish

heritage.

Religious School is also about enjoying being

Jewish and building Jewish friendships. The

balance between the formal classroom

instruction and the informal educational

family programs allow us to break away

from traditional methods of learning and

transform the community of learners into a

learning community while creating everlasting

memories and friendships.

Exciting news!

With great pride we share that we have grown significantly this summer.

To all of you: officially, Bruchim Habayim. (Welcome) to our Beth Torah

Family! and to the Scheck Family Religious School.

Meet our Staff

Morim and Morot: Welcome back to you too!

Acknowledgements

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Kurkin and

the Seifer families for renewing their vows as Visionaries- Founders of

the Scheck family Religious School for the next 3 years.

We are also thankful to the Finkin family for their generous donation of

new laptops to our teachers.

Last but not least, thanks to CAJE, (Center of Advancement of Jewish

Education) for making us part of the Congregational Educational

Enhancement Grant to serve new initiatives in family education and

professional development.

We look forward to sharing another successful year of Jewish learning

experiences. L’Shanah tovah tikateivu v’teichateimu!

May you and yours be inscribed and sealed for a good

and sweet new year!

Sincerely,

Dr. Gaby Rascovsky &

The Scheck Family Religious School Team

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As we enter the New Year of 5780, Sisterhood

has already begun its year with Tikkun Olam,

fundraising and fun. By now, you have received your

membership forms, New Year’s Greetings and Torah

Fund information with our Chesed theme. Chesed

means kindness, which has many meanings. Kindness

to ourselves and others, kindness through giving

tzedakah and kindness through mitzvot.

All are welcome to participate in our first fun activity:

“Karaoke and Kocktails” on Tuesday, September 17th

at 7:30 pm in the Nacron Chapel.

Message from our Sisterhood

School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles), Schechter

Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario

Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires) and

Zacharias Frankel College (Germany). For donations

of $180 and above, a specially designed pin is given

as a gift. Checks should be made out to Torah Fund.

You will be seeing our donors proudly wearing our

Torah Fund pins, which have the Hebrew word

Chesed. If you are interested in learning more about

Torah Fund and love learning from the Torah, the

Sherry Sukel Torah Study Day will be sponsored by

WLCJ FL Region in November.

Our first mitzvah was presenting mezuzot to the

ECA, which were placed within the children’s reach,

to make our tradition of kissing the mezuzah more

accessible.

Throughout the year, Sisterhood is putting together

“Period Packs” for girls, where we are collecting

sanitary pads, hand sanitizer and underwear in

different sizes: 6, 8 10,12 and 14. We are delivering

these to Highland Oaks Middle School, Waterways K-8,

Ojus K-8 and Maddie Ives Middle School.

Sisterhood’s second collection is for pull tabs off

of soda cans, beer cans, and energy drinks for the

National Jewish Health Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

NJH is the only facility in the world dedicated

exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and

treatment of patients of all ages with respiratory,

cardiac and immune related disorders.

Torah Fund is in full swing where Sisterhood, which is

a part of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

(WLCJ), is raising funds which go toward helping to

support future rabbis, cantors and educators at the

following: Jewish Theological Seminary (NY), Ziegler

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming

Sisterhood events such as: Paid up Membership,

Sisterhood Shabbat and Game Day. We are excited

to bring back the Women’s Seder, with a twist! These

activities can be found in the Beth Torah Calendar.

Back by popular demand, the Wellness program

along with Lunch and Learn will be held in the near

future. You will be able to find our schedule in the

Beth Torah Program Guide. We welcome women of

all ages!

Our Sisterhood board meetings are scheduled on the

first Sunday of each month at 9:30 am in the Board

Room. All are welcome to attend! Just let us know if

you are able to come!

On behalf of the Sisterhood Board members, we wish

you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

L’Shanah Tovah Tikateivu!

Judy Berger & Etta Birenbaum Epstein

Sisterhood Co-Presidents

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KETTLER & LEVY FAMILIES YOUTH CONNECTION

KADIMA & USY

News from Our Youth &

Camp Director Jeni Buchholz

Welcome to our new

Assistant Director of

Youth & Camps,

Arielle Shimko Levy.

Arielle comes to Beth Torah with a strong background in

Jewish community work, having last served as the Rabbinic

Intern and Jewish Education Director to Temple Emanu-El

in Miami Beach.

She is originally from New York City, where she studied

Hebrew Language & Literature & Art History at Queens

College.

Arielle has taught at both Romemu and Bnai Jeshurun in

New York, where she created a Jewish yoga & meditation

curriculuum for children. She also served as the Director of

Family Engagement at Shaare Zedek.

She was recently ordained as a Rabbi, and is excited to

share her love and passion of Judaism through children’s

programming at Beth Torah. Arielle is excited to meet everyone!

She can be reached at aslevy@btbrc.org

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Message from our Social Action

Volunteers

When we started 4 years ago, our aim was to

help those in need within our community; good

intentions.......but we didn’t really know how and

where to start. After many brainstorming sessions,

we came to the conclusion that we needed to

start from the beginning: to meet our community

members! Through random acts of loving kindness

we engaged the elderly, youngsters, families and

individuals; together we learned about abused

single mothers and their challenges to provide

for their children and visited the shelters where

they live; we listened to stories from holocaust

survivors and their will to claim back their lives;

we stood in solidarity with victims of hurricanes

and learned about devastation and desperation

and made every effort to provide basic needs

to alleviate trauma. We joined families in their

mourning for their loved ones; rejoiced listening

to the incredible technology to save premature

babies. We fed the hungry, helped and interacted

with kids with autism and other disabilities,

collected and delivered school supplies for schools

in less privileged areas. Planted small plants

and raised awareness on the important role in

preserving our planet. We are committed in an

ongoing program to visit a nursing home, to sing

and to bring pets for the elderly and sick.

“It is when we become engaged with real people

and communities on the other end of our giving of

time and resources that we realize the covenantal

aspect of chesed.”

The purpose of those events is to mingle with our

Beth Torah members, get to know each other and

create a synergy that will allow to help one another

and understand the meaning of a supporting and

caring community..Kol Israel arevim ze le ze. Let’s

be responsible and make sure we never ignore the

suffering of others.

As one of our goals for this coming year we will strive

to mentor, together with J2M and Religious School,

children and youngsters and plant the seeds for

future generations to understand the meaning of

chesed .

We will focus most of our efforts to create a fund to

assist immediate needs for extremely difficult cases.

We wish our community Shana Tova,

may your tables be filled with honey,

sweet challa, apples, pomegranate

seeds and delicious dishes as a symbol

for happy, prosperous days to come.

May we all be inscribed in the Book

of Life and may we all be able to have

opportunities to do good deeds. Please

be ready for the call to volunteer!

Social Action Team

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5780

High Holy Days

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

We are excited to welcome you to our High Holy Days services and we

look forward to seeing you and your family in one of our many services.

Inside you will find your tickets and the following information:

DO’S AND

.

DONT’S

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

.

SPECIAL EVENTS

.

INFORMATION

SECURITY INFORMATION

.

CHILDRENS PROGRAMS


DO’S AND DON’T

As a traditional Conservative Synagogue we kindly ask you to observe the

following customs so that everyone can enjoy the services to their fullest:

DRESS CODE

We would ask you to dress appropriately,

especially those coming up to the bimah

for an honor.

Women should have their shoulders

covered and those ascending the bimah

should wear a hat or head covering.

Men should wear a jacket and tie. All men/

boys must have their heads covered with

a kippah and wear a tallit at all times.

We kindly request that you refrain from

wearing mini-skirts, jeans and t-shirts

during the holidays.

NO

SMOKING

on the Synagogue

grounds at any

time during the

High Holy Days.

NO

CELLPHONES

Turn off all cell

phones or put

them on vibrate.

NO

CAMERAS

Electronic

equipment, including

cameras, should not

to be used.

NO

TALKING

during service

NO

WRITING

do not use any type

of writing utensil.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

The following parking guidelines will help make your High Holy Days more enjoyable:

. ALL OFFSITE PARKING THIS YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE AT HIGHLAND OAKS PARK AND THE HIGHLAND OAKS

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARKING LOT. This is a change from last year. We will NOT be using the parking lot at

Aventura Waterways K-8.

. Unassigned spaces in the Main Parking Lot will be available on a space availability basis.

. On Rosh Hashanah there will be no assigned spaces in the Main Parking Lot but once filled the gates will be closed.

. On Yom Kippur we will close the Main Parking Lot to general parking until 11am to ensure our older congregants have a place to

park. After 11am there will be limited spaces that will be open for general parking.

. There are a limited number of spots on NE 26th Avenue. Please do not park on the sidewalk next to our wall for security

reasons. Cars will be towed.

. You may park on the side streets. Please do not block any driveways.

Security will be present at all parking areas.

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ENTERING THE SYNAGOGUE...

Each year we make every effort to ensure the safety of our Congregants and we kindly request that you please have the

following items available at all times:

1) YOUR HIGH HOLY DAY TICKETS

2) PHOTO ID (can be one of the following):

- YOUR BETH TORAH ID BADGE (you may get a new ID badge in the office during business hours)

- A PHOTO ID THAT MATCHES THE NAME ON THE TICKETS.

There will be one entrance gate at our security fence. Please have your tickets and IDs available so that we can get you

through security as quickly as possible.

TICKETS AND ID ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SECURITY GATE.

We encourage you and your family to arrive early to avoid the busiest periods and possible lines at our security gate.

Between 10:30am and 11:30am are the times that most congregants choose to arrive at the synagogue. We especially

encourage you to arrive early on Kol Nidre Night as everyone arrives at the same time.

INSIDE THE SYNAGOGUE...

TICKETS

We have spent the past few months assigning seats in the Scheck Family Sanctuary, Deakter Hall, Perez Chapel and in the

tent for the Spanish Services. We ask that you sit in your assigned seats at all times as Congregants arrive and leave on

various schedules.

. Your ticket will list your section, row and seat number.

. All seats are marked with section, row and seat numbers.

. Tickets are necessary for each of the services. Only those with the specific tickets will be admitted for each service.

. TRADITIONAL SERVICE (Brick red tickets) will take place in the Scheck Family Sanctuary, Sections 1-4 (I-IV) and the

Deakter Ballroom, Sections 5-12 (V-XII).

FAMILY SERVICES (Tan tickets) will take place in the Perez Chapel with open seating.

. SPANISH SERVICE (Beige tickets) will take place on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur in the tent on the Mars Family Field.

. FEDERATION TICKETS (Blue tickets)– those holding Federation tickets are to sit in Sections 8, 10 or 12 in Deakter Hall.

USHERS

We have many dedicated Board Members as well as our Sisterhood and Men’s Club that assist us in helping our services

run smoothly. Please seek their assistance in locating your seats and please respect them when entering the Sanctuary.

There are many times in the service that entering could cause distractions. There will be times when the Scheck Family

Sanctuary doors will be closed and you will be asked to use the doors to Deakter Hall. Please follow the usher’s directions

at all times.

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LOITERING IN THE LOBBY

We ask our congregants to restrict their activities in the lobby area during services. This poses both a security risk and a

disturbance to those members that are seated near the entranceways.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH

Sunday, September 29 6:45pm; Family Service/Tashlich, Monday, September 30, 6:30pm; and Neilah, Wednesday, October

9, 6:30pm

If you are planning to attend these Services there is no assigned seating. For Security reasons, if you wish to bring family or

friends who do not have tickets, they must have a valid ID to show at the door to be admitted. The English service will take

place in the Perez Chapel and the Spanish service will take place in the Scheck Family Sanctuary on Sunday, September 29.

All congregants will be together for the service on Monday evening September 30 . All congregants will be together for the

Neilah Service on Wednesday, October 9 to conclude the Yom Kippur Day.

SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

On this day we will have open seating in the Scheck Family Sanctuary. Deakter Hall will be closed. Permanent seat

holders must reserve in advance and occupy their seats by 11am. After 11am the Rabbis will ask those in attendance to

fill in the spaces. Permanent seat holders should email skrug@btbrc.org to let us know they will be attending.

SECURITY INFORMATION

Each year we assess our security needs and this year is no different. We do this by having numerous meetings with our

security company, Homeland Security Officials, Federation and the police department. We are always looking to improve

our security and we are grateful for the cooperation that we have received in the past and look forward to having that

same cooperation once again. What you see on sight is carefully planned out for the safety of our congregants.

Here are some tips to help you enter the premises:

No person will be allowed to enter without a ticket and matching ID.

. Once the Main Parking Lot is filled, the gates will be closed and the gate will be turned into a pedestrian entrance.

Have your ticket and ID ready.

When you approach the second pedestrian gate at the building, you will once again be asked for your ticket and ID.

Be prepared to have bags checked, including but not limited to purses and Tallit bags.

. If you have a CCF, please notify Wayne Keil in the office.

. We will try and move everyone as quickly as possible, but please try to arrive early.

. Always listen to and respect our security personnel and the local Police who will be on site.

. If You See Something, Say Something!

NOTHING WILL BE DONE TO COMPROMISE THE SECURITY OF THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION TO

SATISFY THE NEEDS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, SO PLEASE COOPERATE WITH BOTH OUR SECURITY

PERSONNEL AND OUR USHERS.

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CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

Beth Torah is proud to offer complimentary care and worship programs for

children from age 18 months through 12th grade.

TOT CARE

18 MONTHS - 4 YEARS OLD

Tot Care: The staff of Beth Torah’s Suzy Fischer Early Childhood Academy

will provide on-site care for children 18 months through 2 years.

Pre-School Program: A program for children 3-4 years old includes

songs and storytelling to help children learn the meaning of the

holidays.

ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE

Monday, September 30 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 1 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

YOM KIPPUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 8 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, October 9 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

YOUTH SERVICES

GRADES: K - 5

All students will learn about the holidays

and some of the prayers through song, storytelling, art and movement.

PROGRAMS

K and 1st grade

2nd & 3rd grade

4th-7th grade students

ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE

10:30am to 1:00pm

YOM KIPPUR SCHEDULE

10:30am to 2:00pm

USE THE FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT TO THE BUSINESS OFFICE

HIGH HOLY DAYS TOT CARE RESERVATION

PARENTS NAME ______________________________________

CHILD(REN) NAME(S) AND AGES:

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________

PHONE: __________________________________________

YOUR SEAT # _______________________________________

I/WE WILL NEED TOT CARE FOR:

ROSH HASHANAH

____ MON, SEPT 30 KOL NIDRE ___TUE, OCT 8

____ TUE, OCT 1 YOM KIPPUR___WED, OCT 9

YOUTH & TEENS

GRADES: 6 - 12

Students participate in youth run services.

In addition, they get to spend time with their peers.

ROSH HASHANAH

10:30am to 1:00pm

2nd Day Yoga Service

KOL NIDRE

Students will sit in specially designated area in Main Service.

YOM KIPPUR SCHEDULE

10:30 am to 2:00pm

For more information on these services, please contact

Jeni Buchholz in the Youth Department

(305) 932-2829 ext. 7848

ALL STUDENTS MUST REMAIN UNTIL THE END OF SERVICES, UNLESS PICKED UP BY A PARENT. SNACKS WILL BE SERVED.

DISRUPTIVE STUDENTS WILL BE ESCORTED TO THEIR PARENTS. PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILDREN OF PROPER SYNAGOGUE BEHAVIOR.

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Kever Avot

Sunday, October 6 10:00 am

Mausoleum – Lakeside Memorial Park

10300 NW 25 St, Miami

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5780

Tashlich

Join us to throw away

your sins of the past year!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Family Services at 6:30pm

Tashlich at 6:45pm

Mincha/Maariv at 7:15pm

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Photo by

Sharona Jacobs

Tashlich

5780

Join us with your family for a meaningful and welcoming

tradition to cast off our sins for the Jewish New Year.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Family Services at 6:30pm

Tashlich at 6:45pm

Mincha/Maariv at 7:15pm

SUZY FISCHER

EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY

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5779

5780

New Year’s

Greetings

Beth Torah Sisterhood


On the threshold of the New Year, we extend best wishes for health, happiness, peace and

prosperity to all members, friends, and families of Beth Torah Congregation.

Marjorie and David Aloni

Rabbi Geoffrey and Annette Botnick

Lois Danis

Asenath (Ossie) Elfenbein and Family

Judy and Joel Feinman and Family

Mariette Feldman and Family

Linda and Eugene Finkin

Harvey and Debbie Friedman

Elsie Friedson

Joseph and Simona Goldfarb

Carol Greener and Family

Dottie Herold

Leonard and Raquel Jacobskind and Family

Dora Katz

Robin, Brian, and Jillian Kettler

Ilyssa, Michael, and Benjamin Mikah Rowell

Lois Koppel and Family

Elaine Krutchik and Family

Renee and Jorge Lerman and Family

Esther, Marcos, David, and Elysa Mantel

William B. (Bill) Marcus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Maria) Melamud

and Family

Anita Meuret and Family

The Morton Family: Karen, Jonathan, Rachel,

Stephanie, and Eliza

Alan, Kevin, Melanie, Judith y Fabian Neiman

The Palat Family

The Pevsner Family

Chaim and Claire Plewinski

Alden and Adrienne Pravder and Family

Judy Rosenblum

Edna and Barry Rosenthal

Michele, Steven, Jenna, Evan, Haley, and Adam Scheck

Edith and Arnie Schecter and Family

Iris and Isaac Semaya and Family

The Sheinman Family

Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Sue Skopit

Leon and Lily Wechsler

Liliana and Mark White Family

Goldie, Billy, Cindy, Max, and Ethan Wigutow

Joan and Michael Winograd and Family

Harry and Phyllis Zimmerman

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Wishing all Family and Friends

Happy New Year!!

The Aboulafia Family

Wishing you a Happy and

Healthy New Year

Brenda, Paul, Noel, Laura,

Sloane, Megan, and Sabrina Auerbach

Rochelle, Marshall, and Robyn Baltuch

wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, and

Prosperous New Year

Sending sweet wishes for a Happy and

Healthy New Year to our Beth Torah Family

L!Shanah Tovah!

Andrea Beck and Mayer

L’Shana Tova to all of our loved ones

Aileen, Eric, Brittany, Justin

and Kristen Berger

Have a Happy, Healthy Year

Judie Berger

We wish our entire Beth Torah Community

a year of health, happiness, and prosperity

Judy and Rich Berger

L’Shana Tova to our family and friends

Deborah and Dr. Harry Berkowitz and Family

Wishing Beth Torah Benny Rok

Campus Congregants – Shana Tova!!

from Beth Torah Men’s Club

Arnie Schecter, President

L’Shanah Tovah – A Sweet

and Healthy New Year from

The Beth Torah Sisterhood Board

Judy Berger Co-President

Etta Epstein Co- President

A Happy, Healthy New Year

to all of my Beth Torah Sisters,

to all my fellow congregants,

and our Rabbis and Cantor

Sharon Blumberg

May this coming New Year find us all

with spirit, peace, in harmony, love,

prosperity, friendship and much health –

Shana Tova U’metukah

Cantor Gastón, Marcela, Samuel,

Oscar, and Emmanuelle

Wishing everyone a year filled with

love, peace and happiness

Jodi, Scott, Marc, and Adam Brown

Wishing the entire Beth Torah Family

a Sweet New Year!!!

L’Shana Tova,

The Buchholz Family

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy,

and Prosperous New Year

Linda and Jerry Buchsbaum

Amy, Howard, Jolie, and Cameron Chafetz

and Steven R. Berger

wish a Happy and Healthy New Year to all

Marla and Ethan Cohen

wish all our friends at Beth Torah a

very Happy and Healthy New Year

Tina and Myron; Lenny; Josh, Randi, Preston,

and Logan; Danny, Jennifer, Betzalel, Noam,

Tali and Ayelet Cohen; and Liza and Jared Rosen

send Rosh Hashanah wishes

for a year of peace and joy for us

and our beloved Israel

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Best wishes for a Happy

and Healthy New Year

Salomon, Lea, Abe, Ilene, Moises,

Emily, and Elizabeth Cohen

Wishing our family and friends happiness,

health, and peace in the New Year

Marla, Michael, Ryan, and Ross Cotzen

L’Shana Tova – All our best

wishes for the New Year

Rachel, Thom, Robert, and Collin Crum

Wishing everyone a Happy

and Healthy New Year

Morris Deakter

Wishing our family and friends a Shana Tova!

Silvia and Peter Dreyfuss, Alexi, Sarah,

Ilana and Jacob Katz

Wishing you and yours a year of happiness,

good health, and contentment. L’Shana Tova!

Fondly, The Drozdows

The Elias Girls

Wish everyone a Shana Tova U-Mitukah!

Happy and Healthy New Year to all my

Beth Torah Sisters, my family, and friends

Lenore Elias

May all my family and friends have a

Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and

Sweet New Year! With Love,

Etta Birenbaum Epstein; Melissa Epstein

Jessica, Kevin and Alison Plotkin

Wishing our BTAY Family and Our People a

year of health, happiness, and peace

Rabbi Ed and Laurie Farber

Happy, healthy wishes for the New Year

to my family and friends

Bette Joy Field and Family

L’Shana Tovah to all the Beth Torah

Families and our personal family

Sheila Morrell Fine and Dr. Howard Fine

L’Shana Tova from our family to yours

Carole Fink and Gareth Fink

Wishing a Happy, Healthy, and

Sweet New Year to all of our

Beth Torah Families and Friends

Alan and Elaine Fisher

Best wishes for a Healthy

and Happy New Year

Marcia, Jeff, Jacob, Alyssa,

and Benjamin Frantz

Wishing everyone a Sweet New Year filled

with good health, happiness, and peace

Sandra and Eric Friedman and Family

Wishing everyone Health, Happiness,

and Prosperity for the New Year.

Ruth Froom; Richard, Kelly and Jared Froom;

Scott, Ora, Jonah and Guy Froom; Jeff, Jaime,

Cameron, and Landon Moses

Happy, Healthy New Year Wishes

Steven and Fay Gitnik

Wishing everyone L’Shana Tova – a year

filled with peace, love, and happiness

Amy and Marc Gittelman

Avra, Joel, Sydney, and Morgan Glicksman

wish peace, love, health, and happiness for all –

Shana Tova for 2019 and 5780

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Best wishes and health for the New Year

Elsa Glucksberg

Happy and Healthy New Year

Herbert Goldberg and Family

Henni, Debbi, Susan and Richard, Beth and

Jay wishing all a very Happy New Year

from the family of Joseph Golden

May there be peace in our country, Israel

and around the world – a Happy

and Healthy New Year to all -

With love from Barbara and

Robert Goldfarb and Family

L’Shana Tova Tikatevu veTechatemu! May

HaKadosh Baruch Hu bless us with Joy, Health,

Love, and Sweet Melodies

Evelyn, Federico and Jonathan Pallas Goldfinger

We wish you all a (“Shnat Breeoot

Visameyach Lihakol”) a very Healthy,

Joyous New Year

Arline and Joe Goldman

Wishing you a year filled with joy,

peace, health, and happiness.

L’Shana Tova

Glenn and Adriana Faerman Gopman

Shana Tova for a sweet year

The Guitelman Family

Lori and Scott Heiken / Events by Executive

Caterers wishes the entire congregation a

Happy and Healthy New Year

Wishing all a Happy and Healthy New

Year with joy, happiness, and peace

The Hilsenroth Family

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year

Marcia and Joel Hochberg and Family

A very Happy and Healthy New Year to all

Marylin Holzberg and Family

Wishing all our family and friends a very

Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Terry and Mark Jonas

Wishing everyone a Happy and

Healthy New Year – Shana Tova

Sharon, Glenn, Zachary, and Amanda Kaplan

May this New Year be filled with Health

and Happiness and Sweet Moments for you

and your family. L’Shana Tovah!

Adele and Raquel Karp

Health and happiness to all

in the New Year – L’Shana Tova -

our prayers for peace in Israel

The Keil Family- Arlene, Elise, David,

Gretchen, Wayne, and Jared

And The Poreh Family

A Happy and Healthy

New Year to all

Cheryl and Ruben Kloda

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year

Love, The Koch Family – Charlie, Eileen,

Brian, Jill, Brooke, Tara, and Hailey

May the taste of honey sweeten your

holiday and every day thereafter

David and Sandra Kopp

Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy,

and Sweet Shana Tova

The Koslovsky, Schpilberg and

Carmel Families

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A Sweet and Healthy New Year

to our family and friends –

L’Shana Tovah –Sherry and Eugene Krug;

and Family

L’Shana Tova from

Josh, Stephanie and Brittany Krutchik

Wishing our family and friends a Happy, and

Healthy New Year. L’Shanah Tovah!

Mark, Mindy, Max, Jake, and Noah Kurkin

Best wishes to all our Beth Torah Family

for continued sweetness and good health

Fayanne Kuttler, Mitch Zidel and Family

Shana Tova

Matilde Landman

Wishing family and friends a

New Year filled with good health,

happiness, love, and laughter

Sonya Lederer, Lindsay, and Marshall

The Lerfelt Family wishes our family, friends

and Temple members a Healthy, Happy, and

Sweet New Year – L’Shana Tova

Harvey, Rachel, Marc, and Nathan

Shana Tova to all

Jacob Levy M.D. and Lucero Levy

Wishing everyone a Happy

and Healthy New Year.

Jessica, Jorge, Lori, and Joel Linkewer

May the year ahead be a year of happiness,

good health, and peace - with love

Rhoda Lipschitz and Family

Wishing you a Very Happy

and Healthy New Year

Shelly Lipson and Family

A Happy, Healthy, and Sweet New Year

to our family and friends

Ruth and Sol Lipson, children,

grandchildren and great grandchildren

L’Shana Tova to our family and friends

Adrienne Lowy; Jodie, Dervonne,

Wendy, Jared, Juliana, and Alexa

The Mandelbaum Family wishes a Happy,

Healthy New Year to all

Wishing all our family and friends a

Healthy and Happy Rosh Hashana

Semy and Helen Marcoschamer

May the New Year bring you health

and the ability to count all your blessings!!

Shana Tova

The Marcovich Family: Bob, Anne,

Alex, Jonathan, and Lily

Senator Gwen Margolis;

Edward and Debbie Margolis

wish you good health and a joyful year

Shana Tova - Best wishes for a

Happy and Healthy New Year

Gary, Ariela, Erika, Jacob,

and Brian Mars

Alison, Ricky, Zachary, Blake,

and Cory Mars wish our

family and friends a Healthy

and Sweet New Year

A Happy and Healthy

New Year to all

Phylis Meier and Family

Shana Tova to all of the

members of Beth Torah

Mark and Michele Moyel

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Wishing our family and friends a Happy New

Year. Shana Tova and may the coming year

bring you health, happiness, and prosperity.

Sherri, Jeff, Jenna, and Jordan Niefeld;

Amanda and Morgan Edelboim and Family

May this year bring us all closer together

“Side by Side” with Clarity, and enhanced

understanding of Wisdom, Diversity, Vision,

Charity, Imagination and the power and

knowledge to best use them.

L’Shana Tova

From our Family to yours,

The Niemtschik Family

Rafael, Veronica, Rafi, and Ruby

May our family and friends

be blessed with good health,

happiness, and a world of peace.

The Orvieto family

Wishing all a Happy and Healthy Year

Perry Phillips and Harriet Pearson

Wishing our family and friends a Healthy,

Happy, and Peaceful New Year

Adrienne and Marc Plotkin and Family

L’shana Tova! Our best wishes

for a year filled with good health,

happiness and success!

Sheryl, Robert, Mitchell and Jayme

Podgorowiez; Judi Silverman

We are fortunate to be a part of this

inclusive and caring community.

Maxene and Eugene Posman

Best wishes for a Healthy

and Happy New Year from

The Promoffs - Adrienne and David,

Michael, Gabbi, Julia, and Emma; Mark and

Marilina; and The Scalas: Robin and Todd,

Jack, Matthew, and Bennett

May the New Year bring you

health, happiness, love and joy

The Rascovsky Family

Gaby, Fito, Uriel, and Melissa

Shana Tova – A Sweet New Year to our

family and to all our friends at Beth Torah

Shelly and Ed Roberts

Our wishes to our families and friends

for good health and happiness

Julie, Andy, Emily, and Allie Rodman

To my dear friends: “Shana Tova

with love all year round!”

Maria Rojas

Wishing the Beth Torah family

a Shana Tova U’metukah,

a Happy and Sweet New Year

Rabbi Mario, Gisela, Henri, Sarit, Igal,

Daniela, and Annie Rojzman

May you have health and love and

time to enjoy them in the New Year

The Rosenthal Family

Alan, Mel, Jeanne & Kerry, Emerson,

Jo & Talia, Daniel

Wishing our family and friends: Good Health,

Happiness, Peace, and Prosperity

Libby and Richard Schechter

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy

New Year to our family and friends

Raquel and Michael Scheck;

Adrienne, Jeffrey, Zachary, Faryn,

Shelby, and Amanda; Hili, Marty,

Carli, Nicole, Danielle, and Alexa;

Elise and Gil Bonwitt, Joshua, Keith,

David, Gabriella, and Jessica; Michele,

Steven, Jenna, Evan, Haley, and Adam

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May your New Year bring you peace in

your heart and let you enjoy every single

moment with the people you love

Schlaen Family

Wishing for a Healthy, Happy, and Successful

New Year to all our family and friends

Caryn, Larry and Jeremy Schwartz

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year

Ronna, Mike, Frederick, and Stephen Segal

Wishing everyone a Sweet New Year

filled with good health and much happiness

The Sheir Family: Bob and Penni;

Daniel, Carolina, and Austin;

Taryn, Todd, and Addison

Wishing you and yours a year filled

with health and sweetness.

Geniene and Bob Shelley and Family

Wishing all our family and friends

a Sweet New Year filled with good

health, happiness, and peace

Linda Shelley

Wishing everyone a Sweet and

Healthy New Year!

Bruce and Jean Smoler and Family

Warm wishes for a Happy and Healthy

New Year and for a year blessed with

peace to you and your loved ones

Carla and James Spector

Jenn, Alex, Jake, and Luke Peysakhovich

Shana Tova Umetukah!

May this New Year extend our

blessings of family, good fortune ,and health

to our entire Beth Torah Community.

Ruanne, Alicia and Taryn Spivack;

Raina, Jean, Harper, and Logan Hachet;

Great Grandma Rita and Great Grandpa

Maurice Katz

The Sprechman Family

wishes everyone a Happy and

Healthy New Year

Happy and Healthy New Year

to all our friends and family

Pam, Burt, Brian, Evan, Alex,

and Lea Srebrenik

Best wishes for a Happy

and Healthy New Year

Michael, Carol, Jacki,

and Jessica Steiner

Shanah Tovah Umetukah to our family and

yours! May the light of Hashem shine bright

upon and through all of us!

The Suarez-Ballesteros Family

Wishing everyone a Sweet New Year

filled with health, happiness, and peace

Denise, Ofer, and Arielle Tamir

Danielle and Daniel Lazar

Wishing everyone a Happy,

Healthy, and Sweet New Year

The Tuchklaper Family: Marvin, Susie,

Jeff, Stacey, and Ayden

May the love and happiness continue for

you this year with good health and nachas

Shana Tovah!

Pearl Tucker and Family

Happy New Year – Shana Tova to all –

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy,

and Prosperous New Year

Claudia Jaichenco and Alberto Volinsky

L’Shanah Tovah – From our family to yours –

Peace in the world for all mankind, health

and happiness, harmony, and love for a

bright New Year

Stanley (Zelig) and Justine Warmbrandt

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Health, love, and happiness in the New Year –

The Weingard Family:

Lizette, Josh, Jared, and Lindsey

Shana Tova Umetuka

George and Sonia Weisselberger

Wishing everyone a Very

Happy and Healthy New Year

Eva and Helmut Wellisch

We wish a Happy and

Healthy New Year to all

Bob and Ronni Whitebook

Shana Tova from the Whitebook

and Rivner Families

Daniel, Hedy, and Adam Whitebook

May you be blessed

with good health and happiness

throughout t he

New Year

Happy New Year to Everyone

Annette Willis

L’Shana Tova – a Happy and

Healthy New Year to all

Sam, Aron, Sydney and Alan Wolfson

and Melissa Mandell

The Zebersky family wishes the entire

Beth Torah Congregation a Happy and

Healthy New Year. We also pray for

world peace in this coming year.

Ed, Debra, David, Myles, and Micah Zebersky

Wishing everyone a Happy,

Healthy, and Peaceful New Year

Eileen and Mel Zuckerman

Beth Torah Sisterhood

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DR. STUART KLODA

BAR & BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM

Mazal Tov to our

B’nai Mitzvah

September 1 MATIAS SAGRANICHNE

Son of Jessica and Sebastian

September 7 COLLIN CRUM

Son of Rachel & Thomas

September 19 AGUSTIN MALEC

Son of Lorena Luski & Pablo Malec

October 12 JESSICA LUBELL

Daughter of Steven Lubell

October 19 EDEN EDELBOIM

Daughter of Amanda & Morgan

October 24 ADAM SCHECK

Son of Michele & Steven

November 2 ZACHARY FISCHER

Son of Jonathan

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Candle lighting Times

for Shabbat and Parashiot

September 7 Shofetim 7:17PM

September 14 Ki Tetze 7:09PM

September 21 Ki Tavo 7:20PM

September 28 Nitzavim 6:54PM

September 29 Erev Rosh Hashanah 6:52PM

September 30 Rosh Hashanah after 7:43PM

October 5 Vayelech 6:47PM

October 8 Kol Nidre 6:43PM

October 12 Ha’azinu 6:40PM

October 13 Erev Sukkot 6:38PM

October 14 Sukkot after 7:29PM

October 19 Kol Hamoed Sukkot 6:33PM

October 20 Erev Shemini Atzeret 6:32PM

October 21 Erev Simchat Torah after 7:23PM from existing flame

October 25 Bereshit 6:27PM

November 2 Noach 6:22PM

Welcome our New Members

SHOSHANA & LAZARO BECKER

MARIA OLIVER & CLIFFORD AIN

VALERIE & SAMUEL SWERDLOW

SANDRA MOSKOVITZ & JONATHAN LANDMAN

MARLA & MICHAEL MELAMUD

MOISES CUSNIR

CYNTHIA WILD & STEVEN HERSCHENHORN

DANIELA KIZNER & JOSEPH KAPLAN

RAQUEL DRUGUER & ARIE FARHY

VALERIE & MARC BENAROUS

CAROLINA & PAUL BENOLIEL

JANINE & BRANDON KOCHEN

RAQUEL & ALON ARAZI

TATIANA & NEAL HERZOG


Lifecycles

Lifecycles

“Life is lived with people.” - Rabbi Ed Farber

MAZAL TOV TO:

Michael Gilinsky, on the birth of his grandson, Luca David

Gilinsky and a Mazal Tov to the parents, Dana and Jaron

Gilinsky

Raquel and Manuel Rydz, to siblings Felix, and Thalia and

Avi on the marriage of Joy to Aymen and to the aunts and

uncles, Lea and Salomon Cohen and Sonia and Jack Rydz

and Families

Laurie and Rabbi Ed Farber, on the birth of their

granddaughter, Rimon Hadassah and to the proud parents

Natasha and Rafi Farber and to the whole Family

Lois Danis and Family, on the birth of her great grandson,

Jonah Aaron

The Cohen Family, Danny and Jennifer, Betzalel, Noam, Tali

and Ayelet on their recent Aliyah to Israel

Tina and Myron Cohen, on the engagement of their

daughter, Liza to Jared Rosen

Pamela and Mikael Salabi and Family, on the birth of their

daughter, Kayla

Beth Torah to represents at Aipac Policy

Robin and Brian Kettler and Family on the birth of their

grandson, Benjamin Mikah Rowell and to the proud parents,

Ilyssa and Michael Rowell, and aunt Jillian and to

the great grandparents, Paula and Joel Levy

Robin and Brian Kettler and family, on the engagement

of their daughter Jillian to Jedd Horn, son of Margie and

Kenneth Horn and a special Mazal Tov to the grandparents,

Paula and Joel Levy and Ilyssa, Michael and Benjamin Rowell

Tracey and Michelle Labgold on their marriage and Mazal

Tov to Cayla and Brayden, Michelle’s children

Anica and David Shpilberg, on the birth of their grandson,

Max Julius Berkowitz and Mazal Tov to the parents, Richard

and Lynn Berkowitz and sister, Stella

Jodi and Dino Katz, on the birth of their granddaughter,

Eliana Ruth Stauber and to the proud

Parents, Jordyn and Jordan Stauber

Toti and Tito Fleischman, on the recent engagement of their

daughter, Amy to Arian Moreh

Courtney and Larry Zinn, on the birth of their daughter,

Anna Ryan and a special Mazal Tov to the grandparents,

Warren Zinn and Lori Zinn and her great grandparents, Dave

and Marilyn Zinn and Ceil Beres

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Patricia and Brett Palat, on the birth of their daughter, Raquel

Madison

Jolie and Howard Rivner and Family, on the birth of their daughter,

Ilana Lou Rivner and a special Mazal Tov to her grandparents, Hedy

and Danny Whitebook, uncle Adam Whitebook, and her overjoyed

great grandparents, Ronni and Bob Whitebook and Cheryl and

Ruben Kloda

Barbara and Rob Goldfarb, on the birth of their 1st Granddaughter,

Charlotte

Marian and Paul Kruss and their children, on their marriage

Michelle and Spencer Multack and their daughters, on their

marriage

Jayme Podgorowiez, on receiving The Aleza Baltuch Winslow z’l

award

Beth Torah is proud of our Director of Lifelong Learning, Dr Gabriela

and Fito Rascovsky, who were in Israel, with Volunteers for Israel

All the Beth Torah Graduates: High School, Undergraduate and Post

Graduate wishing success on the next chapter of your life

CONDOLENCES TO:

Adriana and Edgar Halac and Fernando Halac and Families, in

memory of beloved father and grandfather, Simon Halac

Tania and Mike Cusnir and Family, in memory of beloved mother

and grandmother, Edith Cusnir

Ruth Burstyn, Denise (Ofer) Tamir and Karen Silvers, on the passing

of their brother and uncle Joseph Lewner

Linda and Gill Drozdow and Gregory, Leila and Jacqueline, in

memory of beloved mother and grandmother, Valerie Louise

Moskowitz

Susan and Marvin Tuchklaper and Family, Etta Epstein and Family,

in memory of beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, Sally

Tuchklaper

Phylis Meier and Family, in memory of beloved daughter, Lynda

Meier

Renee and Jorge Lerman and Family, in memory of beloved mother

and grandmother, Helen Berger

Gustavo and Viviana Asman and Flora Asman and Families in

memory of beloved husband, father and grandfather, Elias(Mario)

Asman

Marcela and Miguel Lulinski, Sara Wainer, Ariel and Javier Wainer

and Families in memory of beloved husband and father, Ianco

Wainer

Ask Dr. Keruv

Q: Dear Dr. Keruv,

My husband and I are moving to Tampa to be

closer to our son. We will be there before the

High Holidays. He is married to a Christian girl

and are raising their children without any formal

religion. My son doesn’t observe Judaism at all,

but we do. We want to continue observing the

Jewish Holidays and want to include our son and

his family even though they do not have a Jewish

home. How do we accomplish this?

Parents Moving to Tampa

A: Dear Parents Moving to Tampa

It is wonderful that you want to live near your

son and be a part of his family. To answer

your question, I think I would start by asking

your son and daughter-in-law if they would

like to come to your house for dinner on Rosh

Hashanah and if it goes well invite them for Yom

Kippur. Explain to them that even though they do

not observe the Jewish Holidays you would like

them to share the holidays with you. Prepare

traditional holiday foods. Maybe your daughterin-law

and grandchildren would like to help you.

It would be a good start in getting closer to your

son’s family by building a positive relationship

with your daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Good luck and let me know the outcome.

Dr. Keruv

This column will be printed in the Beth Torah

Times each edition.

If you have a question, please email drkeruv@

hotmail.com or

Mail to

Dr. Keruv

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

20350 NE 26th Avenue

N. Miami Beach, Fl. 33180

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“...As my father planted for me before I was born,

so do I plant for those who willcome after me.”

- Talmud Ta’amit

Contributions &

Yahrzeit Donations

Beth Torah gratefully acknowledges

these gifts of Tzedakah, from

March 2019 to August 2019

The Officers and Board of Directors, Professional and Office staff join in

expressing our Mazal Tov or Condolences to the following families:

GENERAL FUND

Received from…

Helen and Edward Decker, in memory of beloved Joseph

Shapiro, Bessie Decker and Sam Decker

Helen and Edward Decker, in memory of Evelyn Shapiro

Helen and Edward Decker, in memory of beloved Sally Catz

Turoff

Anne and Harold Mandelbaum, in memory of Daniel

Eric Tuchklaper, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and

grandson, of Susan and Marvin Tuchklaper, Jeffrey and

Ayden Tuchklaper, Etta and Melissa Epstein and Jessica and

Kevin Plotkin and Sally Tuchklaper

Renee and Jorge Lerman, in memory of Daniel Eric

Tuchklaper, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and

grandson, of Susan and Marvin Tuchklaper, Jeffrey and

Ayden Tuchklaper, Etta and Melissa Epstein and Jessica and

Kevin Plotkin and Sally Tuchklaper

Marcia and Joel Hochberg, in memory of Mel Horowitz,

relative of Leonard Toonkel and Family

Tina and Myron Cohen, in memory of beloved father,

Charles Glasberg, beloved grandfather, Moritz Glasberg

and beloved mother, Lillie Cohen

Diane and Stephen Wander, in memory of Myrtle

Friedman, beloved mother, grandmother and great

grandmother of Sandra and Eric Friedman and Families

Diane Wander, in memory of beloved, Lorraine and Sidney

Cooperman

Jay, Ilene, Brian and Courtney Rechtman and Rachel and

Patrick Banks, in memory of beloved brother and uncle, Mark

Rechtman

Eileen and Charles Koch, in memory of beloved Milton Koch

Felicia Alevy, a yahrzeit donation

Nina Marcovich, in memory of her loving mother, Lisa

Schwartz and loving brother, Joseph Schwartz

Anita Meuret, in memory of Dick Meuret and Saul Legher

Anita Meuret, in memory of Mone Vaisberg

Sy Hammer, in memory of Barbara Monica

Sy Hammer, in memory of Florence Levenbaum and Mathilda

Hammer

Sue and Stan Skopit, in memory of beloved mother, Marti

Molly Skopit

Beatrice and Marcos Drobiner, in memory of beloved

Yershmiel Drobiner

Herbert Goldberg, in memory of beloved parents, Irving and

Rosalind Goldberg

Jack Rosenthal, in memory of beloved wife, Arleen Rosenthal

Lenore Elias, in memory of family members

Cheryl and Ruben Kloda, in memory of beloved Chana Kloda

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Ramsey Pevsner, in memory of beloved Barney Barrett

Raquel Feldman in memory of beloved Esther Paklak

Elsa Glucksberg, in memory of beloved father, Benno Meier

Phyllis and Harry Zimmerman, in memory of beloved father,

Irving Wolmetz and beloved Sister, Sally Sternberg

Phyllis Zimmerman, in memory of Etta Wolmetz

Phyllis and Harry Zimmerman, in memory of beloved aunt,

Florence Leibick and beloved mother Esther Pastina

Nicole and Alon Ozer, in memory of our beloved fathers,

Beny Ozer and Haskel Mashal

Jorge Lerman, in memory of our beloved father, Isidoro

Lerman

Bernardo Selcer, in memory of beloved Moshe Ben

Mordejai

Sheryl and David Fruitman, in memory of beloved Shirley

Cohen

Eileen and Mel Zuckerman, in memory of beloved father,

Joseph Horowitz

Eileen and Mel Zuckerman, in memory of beloved parents,

Meyer and Eva Zuckerman

Dorothy Herold, in memory of beloved William Herold, Sally

and Gene Goldberg

Audre Niedenthal, in memory of beloved husband, Mickey

Niedenthal

Etta Birenbaum Epstein, in memory of beloved brother,

Albert Birenbaum

Harriet Pearson, in memory of beloved, Julian Pearson

Eva and Helmut Wellisch, in memory of beloved Elsie

Wellisch and Herman Steiner

Linda and Steven Steiner, in memory of beloved Shirley

Ruben

Harriet Pearson, in memory of beloved, David Pearson

Sandy Moskovitz, in honor of Michael Scheck’s 80th

birthday and in memory of beloved Rose Weinman and

Sylvia Herbst

Marcia and Joel Hochberg, in honor of Michael Scheck’s

80th birthday

IN MEMORY OF SIMON HALAC, BELOVED FATHER

AND GRANDFATHER OF ADRIANA AND

EDGAR HALAC AND FERNANDO HALAC AND

FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF EDITH CUSNIR, BELOVED

MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER, TANIA AND MIKE

CUSNIR AND FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF DIANE PAUL, BELOVED MOTHER

AND GRANDMOTHER, AMY (JESSICA)

AND RICKY (RORY) AND GRANDDAUGHTER, MIA

AND FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH LEWNER, BELOVED

BROTHER AND UNCLE OF RUTH BURSTYN,

DENISE AND OFER TAMIR AND KAREN SILVERS

AND FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF SALLY TUCHKLAPER, BELOVED

MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND AUNT

OF SUSAN AND MARVIN TUCHKLAPER AND ETTA

EPSTEIN AND FAMILIES

IN MEMORY OF VALERIE LOUISE MOSKOWITZ,

BELOVED MOTHER OF LINDA AND GIL

DROZDOW AND GRANDMOTHER OG GREGORY,

LEILA AND JACQUELINE

IN MEMORY OF HELEN BERGER, BELOVED

MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER OF

RENEE AND JORGE LERMAN AND FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF ELIAS (MARIO) ASMAN, BELOVED

HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER

OF GUSTAVO AND VIVIANA ASMAN AND FAMILY

AND FLORA ASMAN AND FAMILY

IN MEMORY OF IANCO WAINER, BELOVED

HUSBAND AND FATHER OF MARCELA AND

MIGUEL LULINSKI, SARA WAINER,ARIEL AND

JAVIER WAINER AND FAMILY

Received from…

Gisela and Rabbi Mario Rojzman and Family

Laurie and Rabbi Ed Farber and Family

Marcela and Cantor Gaston Bogomolni and Family

Wayne Keil

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch and Family

Judy and Rich Berger and Family

Raquel and Michael Scheck and Family

The Beth Torah office staff: Teri, Sherry, Marla, Lea,

Veronica and Catalina

Elaine Cohen

Lauren Slater

Bette Joy Field

Marcia and Jeff Frantz

Etta Epstein

Phyllis and Steven Sheinman

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IN MEMORY OF LYNDA MEIER BELOVED

DAUGHTER OF PHYLIS MEIER AND FAMILY

Received from…

Gisela and Rabbi Mario Rojzman and Family

Laurie and Rabbi Ed Farber and Family

Marcela and Cantor Gaston Bogomolni and Family

Wayne Keil

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch and Family

Judy and Rich Berger and Family

Raquel and Michael Scheck and Family

The Beth Torah office staff: Teri, Sherry, Marla, Lea,

Veronica and Catalina

Rhoda Stein Lipschitz

Sylvia Dreyfuss

Lenore Elias

EVELYN AND MONROE MITCHELAND FAMILY

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Received from…

Bette Joy Field, in memory of father-in law, Max Field and

beloved mother-in law Franzie Field

Lois Danis, in memory of beloved father, Jacob Slove

Evelyn and Monroe Mitchel, in memory of beloved

father, Samuel Mitchel and beloved Grandmother, Norma

Goldberg

Marylin Holzberg, in memory of beloved Louis Tell

SCHREIBER CAMP SIMCHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Received from…

Perry Phillips, in memory of Miguel Berezdivin and Motel

Berezdivin

KIDDUSH FUND

Received from…

Harvey and Gila Issenberg, in memory of beloved Faeda

Rolen Brown and beloved Samuel Boxer

Judy and Joel Feinman, in memory of beloved fathers,

Jacob Feinman and Tobias Reich

Ilene, Jay, Brian ,Courtney and Austin Rechtman and

Rachel and Patrick Banks in memory of beloved father and

grandfather, Irwin Kulbersh

Deborah Berkowitz, in memory of beloved father, Morris

Tellerman

KETTLER & LEVY FAMILIES YOUTH CONNECTION

Received from…

Tina and Myron Cohen, in memory of beloved aunt, Evelyn

Stanley and beloved grandmother, Pearl Chassen and beloved

nephew, Marc David Glasberg

Arlene Keil, in memory of beloved aunt, Lilly Abrams and

beloved Father-in law, Irving Keil

Justine and Stanley Warmbrandt, in memory of beloved father,

Samuel Pollack

A Shavuot Yizkor

Rabbi Ed Farber, in memory of beloved mother, Betty Farber

Syd Nacron, in memory of beloved sister, Regina Rudy and

beloved husband, Julian Nacron

Lois Danis, in memory of beloved Alan Danis

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch, in memory of our loved ones

Herbert Goldberg,in memory of Rosalind and Irving Goldberg,

Peggy Goldberg and Steven Goldberg

Dora Katz, in memory of beloved parents, Jacob and Sara Pancer

Berta Feldman, in memory of beloved husband, Abraham

Feldman

SCHECK FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Received from…

A donation for Shabbat Celebration

Gila and Harvey Issenberg

Frida and Jeffrey Volgyi

Eleanor and David Morris

Elias Jacobo

Bette Joy Field

Adriana Glosman

Alice Marvin

Raquel & Michael Scheck, in memory of beloved father, Isaac

BerezdivinCarole and Gareth Fink, in memory of beloved

sister, Heidi M Fink, beloved grandmother and mother-in law,

Gertrude Fink , beloved husband and father, Jeffrey P Fink and

beloved mother and grandmother, Elizabeth Scheiner

SUZY FISCHER EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY

Received from…

Audre Niedenthal, in memory of beloved mother, Evelyn Bass

Samuel Kaplan, in memory off beloved grandma, Buna Elka

Kaplan

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BT COLLEGE CONNECTION

Received from…

Bette Joy Field

Golde Wigutow

Jane and Ted Konigsburg

Perry Phillips

MIRIAM AND SEYMOUR FELDSTEIN LIKRAT

SHABBAT FUND

Received from…

Perry Phillips, in memory of family members

PASSOVER YIZKOR

Received from…

Laurie and Rabbi Ed Farber, in memory of our parents

Sandy Moskovitz, in memory of beloved David Moskovitz

Herbert Goldberg, in memory of Rosalind and Irving Goldberg,

Steven Goldberg and Peggy Goldberg

Bill Marcus, in memory of my departed and in honor of Rabbis

and Staff at Beth Torah

Deena Aboulafia, in memory of Joseph N Aboulafia

Daniel Angress, in memory of Walter and Alexander Angress

Maria Rojas, in honor of my parents

SELLING CHAMETZ & MAOT CHITTIM

Catalina Abello and Jonathan Barak

Robin Baltuch

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch

Judy and Rich Berger

Beth Torah Men’s Club

Marcela and Gaston Bogomolni

Annette and Rabbi Geoffrey Botnick

Sharon Budman & Family

Marla Cohen

Elaine Cohen

Silvia and Peter Dreyfuss

Eileen and Charlie Dreyfuss

Amanda and Morgan Edelboim

Ellen Elias

Stephen and Judith Fain & Family

Suzan and Mark Farber

Sheila Morrell and Howard Fine

Carole Fink

Gareth Fink

Elaine and Alan Fisher

Janel and Shai Habosha

Jan and Alex Hockman

Gila and Harvey Issenberg

Dora Katz

Susan and Sid Koslovsky

Sherry and Eugene Krug

Fayanne Kuttler

Rochelle Lipson

Debbie and Ed Margolis

Alison and Rick Mars

Meri-Jane Rochelson and Joel Mintz

Valerie and Jesse Mitrani

Jeff and Sherri Niefeld

Fabiola and Brian Plewinski

Mitchell Podgorowiez

Sheryl and Robert Podgorowiez

Gisela and Rabbi Mario Rojzman

Jeffrey Rubinoff

Renee and Marvin Rubinoff

Helene and Stanley Sinclair

Lauren Slater

Ramon Tourgeman

Elizabeth and Jose Waingarten

Goldie Wigutow

Robin and Larry Willis

LEV SHALEM FOR SHABBAT AND FESTIVALS

Received from…

Carol Greener, in memory of Mrytle Friedman, beloved mother,

grandmother and great grandmother of Eric and Sandra

Friedman and Family

Barbara and Rob Goldfarb, in memory of Simon Halac, beloved

father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Adriana and Edgar

Halac and Family and Fernando Halac and Family

Barbara and Rob Goldfarb, in memory of Linda Meier, beloved

daughter of Phylis Meier

Marilyn & David Zinn, in memory of Linda Meier, beloved

daughter of Phylis Meier

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Arlene Keil, in memory of beloved mother, Gertrude

Rabinowitz

Lynn and Martin Mendelssohn, in memory of beloved Jack

Greener

Mara Redstone, in memory of beloved father, Maurice

“Micky” Niedenthal

Sy Chadroff, in memory of beloved mother, Celia Chadroff

Perry Phillips, in memory of beloved Berta Berezdivin Phillips

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch, in memory of our beloved

father, Manuel Fluxgold

Rochelle and Marshall Baltuch, in memory of our beloved

father, George Baltuch

PATTI MINTZ CAMP RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Received from…

Shelly Lipson, in memory of beloved father, Meyer Dorfman,

beloved daughter, Elaine Lipson, and beloved sister-in law,

Phyllis Loff

Carol Greener, in honor of Rimon Hadassah Farber,

granddaughter of Laurie and Rabbi Ed Farber

Lucero and Jacob Levy, in honor of Rabbi Farber

Barbara and Michael Goldberg, in memory of Stuart Wagner’s

unveiling

Sharon Lior in honor of her granddaughter Izzy becoming a Bat

Mitzvah

Eileen and Jeff Stern in honor of the birth and Brit Milah of

their new grandson, son of Lindsey and Kevin Shuch

Miriam Booth and the Bankier family in memory of their father,

Leon on the occasion of the unveiling of his Matzevah.

Steven Katz, in memory of his Dad, Hy Katz, on the occasion of

the unveiling of his Matzevah

Solomon and Eva Engel in honor of Beth Torah

Beth Torah Sisterhood in honor of the Rabbi’s Fund and its

Tzedakah work

Phyllis and Bradley Meier, in loving memory of their daughter

and sister, Lynda

KERI BROOKE HEIKEN COLLEGE OUTREACH FUND

Received from…

Harriet Hans, in memory of beloved David Hans and beloved

Rose Gottlieb

RABBI FARBER’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Received from…

Carol Greener, in memory of beloved Sarah Greener and Jack

Greener

RABBI ROJZMAN’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Received from…

Adriana & Edgar Halac, in memory of his beloved father, Simon

Fernando Halac, in memory of his beloved father, Simon

Leon Halac, in memory of his beloved father, Simon

Michelle Labgold, in honor of Michelle Labgold and Tracey

Grossman Wedding in appreciation of Rabbi Rojzman’s

officiating our wedding

You may also send your tax-deductible donations to these other funds:

• SECURITY

• BT2U

• WARREN HENRY AUTO GROUP AND THE ZINN FAMILY LEV SHALEM MACHZOR FUND

• SPANISH MAJZORIM FOR IAMIM NORAIM

• EVA AND HELMUT WELLISCH ETZ HAYIM CHUMASH FUND

• RABBI MAX A LIPSCHITZ YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

• MARSHALL BALTUCH USY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

• SUZANNE LIPSON ISRAEL PROGRAMS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

• DR. STUART KLODA CAMP RAMAH AND YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

• RUTH WAGNER SHAPIRO YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

• JENNY LERMAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND

• MORRIS STEIN MEMORIAL FUND

• DR. SHULAMIT KATZMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR JEWISH EDUCATION

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Join us in celebrating Simchat Torah

With Rabbi Rojzman, Rabbi Farber and Cantor Gastón

Torah Roll - from beginning to end

Monday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at BTBRC

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ENLIGHTEN ME

BTBRC ADULT EDUCATION

EVELYN AND MONROE MITCHEL & FAMILY JEWISH EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

JOIN US ON

MONDAY NIGHTS

FROM 7:00PM-9:10PM

- CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER -

LEARN TOGETHER WITH RABBIS, PROFESSORS, TEACHERS AND

EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS ABOUT JEWISH TOPICS:

TORAH INSIGHTS I HISTORY I ISRAEL I CULTURE I JEWISH LIFESTYLE

MUSIC I ART I LITERATURE I MEANINGFUL PATHS IN JUDAISM

LOOK FOR INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE AT

WWW.BTBRC.ORG/ADULT-EDUCATION

Elaine Fisher, Adult Education Chair - adulted@btbrc.org

Where people who learn together

grow together...

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ADULT EDUCATION 2019-2020

MONDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

FIRST SEMESTER

MODULE 1:

Sept. 9: Elaine Fisher – Both hours // Sept. 16: Cantor Bogomolni – Both hours // Sept. 23 – Regular Schedule

7:00-8:00 PM 8:15-9:15 PM

Sept. 9: Laurie Farber (Both Hours)

Personalizing the mitzvot

Sept. 16 and 23: Cantor Bogomolni

What’s the Big Deal About the High Holy Days?

Rabbi Farber

Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas

What do you think they might be?

Rabbi Rojzman

Jewish Humor

What does it tell us about who we are?

Sept 23: Elaine Fisher

Short Stories for the High Holidays

What can we learn about Judaism, holy days, and

ourselves from short stories?

Sept. 16 Cantor Bogomolni:

What’s the Big Deal about the High Holy Days?

MODULE 2: OCTOBER 7, 28, NOVEMBER 4

Dr. Hugo Hervitz

Improving your International IQ about the Middle East:

What is Iran up to? Yemen? Lebanon? Jordan? Egypt?

Turkey? Syria? Is ISIS dead? What is Putin up to? How is

Israel responding? Does the US have a clear policy?

MODULE 3: NOVEMBER 18, 25, DECEMBER 2

Rabbi Epelbaum

Three Perspectives on the Shoa: Holocaust

(1) Theology (2) Women (3) Resistance

DEC. 9 – Special Session (TBA) Dec 16 – Special Session (TBA)

DEC. 23 Ad Ed Chanukah Celebration

DEC. 30: Winter Break // Semester 2 begins on January 6

SECOND SEMESTER

Cantor Bogomolni

Sexuality and Intimacy in Judaism

Rabbi Rojzman

Current Jewish Issues.

MODULE 4: JANUARY 6, 13, 27

Rabbi Geoff & Annette Botnick

How is Thought More Than Just Thinking?

The thinking of Martin Buber might pave the way.

MODULE 5: FEB. 3, 10, 24

Dr. Alan Fisher

Jewish Perspectives on Politics

Rabbi Farber

Moses ‘Our Teacher’

The agony and ecstasy of the Jewish people’s

greatest leader.

MODULE 6: MARCH 2, 16, 23

Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD

Adam, Eve, and the Snake

Genesis Reconsidered

MARCH 30: FINAL SESSION

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MINDFULNESS

SHABBAT

WITH CANTOR GASTÓN

UNPLUG, CONTEMPLATE, CALM YOUR MIND. STRETCH YOUR BODY.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2020

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020

BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED

PRACTITIONERS WELCOME

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

MIKVE ROOM

For more information

contact Cantor Gastón at

CantorBogomolni@btbrc.org

WWW.BTBRC.ORG

FREE

OF CHARGE

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For an Appointment Call Goldie at (954) 439-5971

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BETH TORAH BENNY ROK CAMPUS

Siddur Lev Shalem

for Shabbat and Festivals

25 Siddurim $ 1350 **

15 Siddurim $ 800 **

10 Siddurim $ 540 **

7 Siddurim $ 375

5 Siddurim $ 270

1 Siddur $ 54

I would like to dedicate ____ Siddur(im) @ $54 each, for a total of $__________.

Name_________________________________________

In Honor Of________________________________________________________

In Memory Of______________________________________________________

Continue listing on back of form if necessary.

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $__________.

Please charge my credit card on file in the business office in the amount of $_____.

Signature _________________________Date:_________

Name (Please print) ________________________

** Dedications of 10 Siddurim or more will receive a personalized

Siddur with the name of the Donor embossed on it.

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Warren Henry Auto Group and the Zinn Family

Lev Shalem

High Holy Day Mahzor Fund

In Honor of Marilyn & Dave Zinn

25 Mahzorim $ 1800

15 Mahzorim $ 1000

10 Mahzorim $ 720

7 Mahzorim $ 500

5 Mahzorim $ 360

1 Mahzor $ 72

I would like to dedicate ____ Mahzorim @ $72 each, for a total of $_____.

Name_________________________________________

In Honor Of____________________________________

In Memory Of__________________________________

Continue listing on back of form

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $_____.

Please charge my credit card on file in the business office in the amount of $____.

Signature _________________________Date:_________

Name (Please print) ________________________

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Sister to Sister


Judy Berger, Co-President 954-401-1119 Adrienne Plotkin, Co-Membership V.P. 305-761-8189

Etta Epstein, Co-President 786-556-3882 Steffi Wallace Keffer, Co-Membership V.P. 954-401-0659

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SCHECK FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 2019 - 2020

VISIONARIES - FOUNDERS

Michelle and Daniel Serber

Sheila and Brian Hunis

Jill and Brian Koch

Sean DeLima

* Mindy and Mark Kurkin

* Rachel and David Seifer

The Hodes Family

The Linkewer Family

* Renewed for next three years.

VISIONARIES

Linda and Eugene Finkin Name Name Name

Gaby and Fito Rascovsky

Name Name Name

Susan and Sid Koslovsky

Name Name Name

The Herzog Family Name

Name Name

Join the families who have committed to a contribution of $1,800 annually for the next three years

to Insure the “Jewish” future of our children, our Synagogue and our Community

BENEFITS

TZADIKIM ($1,000.00 or more)

MITZVOT ($613) & CHALUTZIM ($500) DOUBLE CHAI ($360), CHAI ($180) & SHOMRIM ($100)

Name

Name

Name

Name

Ivania Perez ($180)

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

B -Immediate - family is entitled to free participation

ENE in all Religious School programs.

-Recognition in Beth Torah Times throughout

F the year.

I -Recognition in all Religious School printed

T materials.

S -Recognition on Beth Torah website.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP - ALL AMOUNTS ARE APPRECIATED

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

The immediate family is entitled to free

participation in all Religious School

programs

Invitation for dinner with Clergy.

-Immediate family is entitled to free participation

in one Religious School event of their choice.

-Recognition in all Religious School printed

materials.

-Recognition on Beth Torah website.

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Scheck & Bonwitt Family

Alan S. Rosenthal Family

Recognition in all Religious School printed materials.

Recognition in Beth Torah Times throughout the year.

Recognition on Beth Torah website.

Recognition on Permanent Plaque.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join the following families who have committed to a contribution to enrich our children’s

Jewish Education by voluntarily supporting some of our educational opportunities

-Recognition in all Religious School printed

materials.

-Recognition on Beth Torah website.

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

In Memory of

Stephanie Ann Tourgeman z"l

Hedy and Daniel Whitebook

& Family

Email:_______________________________________

Phone:______________________________________

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $__________

Name:_______________________________________________

In Honor of___________________________________________

Please charge my credit card on file in the amount of $________

Signature:___________________________________

Date:____________

o mbaltuch@btbrc.org

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BETH TORAH BENNY ROK CAMPUS

AND THE

SCHECK FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

WISH TO THANK

AND

FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT THROUGH

THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

OF OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL STUDENTS.

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ADDRESS

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

20350 NE 26th Ave,

North Miami Beach, FL 33180.

CONTACT

Email: info@btbrc.com

Main Office Phone: 305-932-2829

WWW.BTBRC.ORG i facebook.com/BETH.TORAH

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