April 2021 Newsletter



8 North Earlton Road, Ext

Havre de Grace, MD 21078


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What’s Inside?

April 2021 Calendar of Events

Temple Adas Shalom April Zoom Information and Links

Religious Practices Message - Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

Kehillah MAGNET Message - Joel Yoffee

Fundraising News - Terry Weiner

Sisterhood News - Pat Wolkow

Tree of Life Order Form

Adult Education News - Stephen Marksamer

Taking Hold of Torah - April 3 rd

Lunch and Learn - April 6 th

Mindfulness & Meditation - April 10 th

Quarterly Book Discussion - April 17 th

Sisterhood Outdoor Lunch Event - April 24 th

Special Thanks to Our Monthly Donors

Mi Sheberakh List - We Pray For Healing

April 2021 Yahrzeits Observed

Temple Adas Shalom’s April 2021 Calendar of Events

22 nd of Nisan 5781


23 rd of Nisan 5781 24 th of Nisan 5781

12:00 pm

Lunch & Learn - Democracy in

America Virtual Adult

Education Class

7:00-8:30 pm

Sisterhood Board Meeting

25 th of Nisan 5781

9:00 am

Kehillah MAGNET

29 th of Nisan 5781

30 th of Nisan 5781 1 st of Iyyar 5781 2 nd of Iyyar 5781

6:30-8:00 pm

Adult Education Committee


9:00 am

Kehillah MAGNET

6 th of Iyyar 5781

7 th of Iyyar 5781 8 th of Iyyar 5781 7 th of Iyyar 5781

6:30-8:00 pm

Adult Education Committee


9:00 am

Kehillah MAGNET

13 th of Iyyar 5781

14 th of Iyyar 5781 15 th of Iyyar 5781

7:00 pm

RPC Meeting

16 th of Iyyar 5781

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Temple Adas Shalom’s April 2021 Calendar of Events

19 th of Nisan 5781


20 th of Nisan 5781


7:12 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Live! Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & Temple Adas Shalom

Choir Members

9:30-11:00 am

Taking Hold of Torah

Rabbi John Franken

10:45-11:15 am


21 st of Nisan 5781

Passover Ends at Sundown

7:00 pm

Board Meeting via Zoom

26 th of Nisan 5781

Yom HaShoah

27 th of Nisan 5781

7:19 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Torah Live! Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & David Jaffe

Parashat Shimini

9:30-10:15 am

Mindfulness & Meditation

Ellen Farkas

28 th of Nisan 5781

3 rd of Iyyar 5781

Yom Ha’Atzmaut

4 th of Iyyar 5781


Candle Lighting

6:00 pm

Kehillah MAGNET Shabbat

7:00 pm

Shabbat Live! Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & Mike Mullis

5 th of Iyyar 5781

Parashat Tazria-Metzora

10:00-11:30 am

Quarterly Book Discussion

The Last Interview, by Eshkol Nevo

Rabbi John Franken

10 th of Iyyar 5781 11 th of Iyyar 5781

7:40 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Torah Live! Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & Mike Mullis

12 th of Iyyar 5781

Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

9:15 am-12:30 pm

Sisterhood OutdoorLunch Event

17 th of Iyyar 5781

Erev Lag B’Omer

18 th of Iyyar 5781

Lag B’Omer

7:40 pm

Candle Lighting

6:00 pm

Kehillah MAGNET Shabbat

7:00 pm

Shabbat Live! Streaming Service

Patrick Drabinski & Mike Mullis

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April Service Zoom Information and Links

Temple Adas Shalom

The following is a list of services that we have planned for live streaming with the

appropriate links.


Friday, April 2 nd , April 9 th , April 16 th , April 23 rd , & April 30 th

Live Streaming starts at 7:00 pm

https://zoom.us/j/95157809086 * Meeting ID: 951 5780 9086

Password: Shalom2021

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,95157809086# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)


Saturday, April 3rd

Live Streaming start at 9:30 am

https://zoom.us/j/94821323037 * Meeting ID: 948 2132 3037

One tap mobile: +13017158592,, 94821323037# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)


Tuesday, April 6th

Live Streaming start at 12:00 pm

https://zoom.us/j/97813708462 * Meeting ID: 978 1370 8462

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,97813708462# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)


Saturday, April 10th

Live Streaming start at 9:30 am

https://zoom.us/j/94821323037 * Meeting ID: 948 2132 3037

One tap mobile: +13017158592,, 94821323037# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)


Saturday, April 17th

Live Streaming start at 10:00 am

https://zoom.us/j/99684432162 * Meeting ID: 996 8443 2162

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,99684432162# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Links can also be found on the home page of our website at


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Religious Practices Message

Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

It's hard to believe that it has been a whole year since our lives turned

upside down. We watched as our schools, businesses, and Temple

closed. Every year as spring arrives, there is a feeling of optimism and

renewal. Yet this year, there seems to be something extraordinary and

hopeful as the days become longer, the weather turns warm, and more of

our friends and family get vaccinated.

Our Temple continues to stream services online, but rest assured, the

Religious Practices Committee is working towards a plan to return to

shul safely. In the meantime, please frequent our website and calendar

for Zoom links to Shabbat Services on Friday nights at 7:00 pm, Taking

Hold of Torah and Mindfulness & Meditation on Saturday mornings at 9:30

am, and a variety of other educational and entertaining programs.


Mark Wolkow & Melissa Immel

RPC Co-Chairs

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Kehillah MAGNET Message

Joel Yoffee

Hello Temple Adas Shalom Community,

Due to current COVID restrictions. Safe virtual learning will continue for the

remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We are currently re-evaluating

situations for the 2021-2022 school year. A survey will be forthcoming to all

parents help the Kehillah MAGNET Religious school committee make the best

decision possible.

Kehillah MAGNET is in need of a teacher for the 2021-2022 school year for

Sunday grades Pre K/K/ Grade 1. NO teaching experience necessary!

Here are some of the many perks that come with the job:

Work with some amazing students and fellow teachers educating our children

Lesson plans are pre-made, easy, and FUN!

A basic knowledge of Hebrew is preferred, but not required, to teach K and Grade1.

These are paid positions.

Sunday positions involve teaching Sundays from 9:00 am -12:00 pm.

If you and a friend would like to co-teach (each teaching half time), we can make that happen!

If you have any questions or would like to express an interest, please contact

Jennifer Bober at principal@templeadasshalom.org or contact Joel Yoffee at


Kehillah MAGNET still has student availability at all grade levels! If you have a

child or know of a family with children interested in learning more about their

Jewish heritage, Kehillah MAGNET might be the learning environment for

them. We would love the opportunity to discuss our Jewish educational

programs with all those interested. Please contact our Principal, Jenn Bober, at

principal@templeadasshalom.org, for additional information.

As always, parents answering your questions and concerns about Temple Adas

Shalom's Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Program is very important to us,

and we would love the opportunity to talk directly with you. You always have a


Many Thanks,

Joel Yoffee

Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Committee Chair

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Fundraising News

Terry Weiner

Flash Fundraiser!

Starting on April 1, 2021, and continuing through April 21, 2021, Temple

Adas Shalom will be hosting a fundraiser just in time for Spring! When

you think of Spring, we think of rebirth and fresh air and getting

outdoors – Flower Power is just that! Their offerings include bulbs,

seeds, and edibles with complete instructions on how to plant.

You can view the offerings on http://TempleAdasShalom.fpfundraising.com

Once again, just like in the Miss Chocolate fundraiser, if you group all of

your orders, there is only one shipping charge of $6.00.

Fifty percent (50%) of all sales will come back to our synagogue. All

products are guaranteed – if for some reason you are not completely

satisfied with your product upon delivery, Flower Power will replace it.

You can contact the company directly at (888) 833-1486 with any

questions you may have.

Please support nature and the temple with your

order. I just did!

Terry Weiner

Fundraising Chair

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Sisterhood News

Pat Wolkow

Happy Spring, Everyone!


April 6th at 7:00 pm - Sisterhood Board Meeting via Zoom

April 24th at 11:00 am - Outdoor Event (Rain date May 1st - see enclosed flyer)

May 1st - Final votes due for Sisterhood Board

May 8th at 10:00 am - Sisterhood Shabbat & Installation

June – Year End Event in Havre de Grace

Slate for New Sisterhood Board Members

Nominations open for 2nd Vice President

Please cast your vote to accept or object via Email before May 1st to Elise

Woods - woods1491@yahoo.com.

President: Pat Wolkow (continuing term)

Vice President: Barbara Litofsky (continuing term)

2nd Vice President: ________________________________ (open)

Secretary: Anne Pollin

Treasurer: Denise Gordon

Corresponding Secretaries: Debbie Delaney, Pam Gwaltney, Jessica

Hurst, Nancy Lever, Rayna Richardson, Marcia Buchness


The “Tree of Life” display in the sanctuary lobby only has leaves left for

Simchas. All of the memorial stones designated for remembering those

you love have been purchased. We will inquire about the possibility of

purchasing more memorial stones if there is an interest. The cost to

reserve and engrave these stones is $1000.

Sisterhood will discuss the possibility of funding efforts to improve our

air filtering system, if needed, to reduce possible Covid -19 virus

implications. Another funding thought is to replace the Hanukkah

outdoor menorah.

If you have any questions or input, please contact Pat Wolkow.

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Adult Education News

Stephen Marksamer

In March, we finished up two classes: Wicked Women of the Bible and Hebrew in a

Jiffy. Both were well attended and survey responses showed a significant level of

appreciation, enjoyment, and success. Thank you to Mark Wolkow and Linda Needel

for leading the Hebrew in a Jiffy class and Rabbi Gila Ruskin for her insightful Wicked

Women of the Bible class.

Our Adult Education “Lunch & Learn” series will continue on April 6th from 12:00

pm – 1:30 pm, as Rabbi John Franken will discuss Democracy in America, with an

increased understanding aided by Jewish interpretation and impact. No registration is

necessary. Zoom links are in the Newsletter.

Our April Book Discussion will be on zoom on April 17th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, as

Rabbi John Franken will discuss our selection this quarter: The Last Interview by Eshkol

Nevo. This compelling novel is a layered portrayal of friendship, family, and identity.

Reserve now at our Harford Public Library through their online website. No

registration is necessary. Zoom links are in the Newsletter.

The Adult Education Committee is excited to announce 4 new classes coming in May.

Taking Control of Your Thoughts on Saturday, May 1st, 15th, and 22nd from

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm via zoom with Marc Getz, LCPC. This is an interactive exploration

and discussion of how, as human beings, we can manage what we think, and in turn,

what we feel and do.

Breaking the Being There Barrier on Saturday, May 1st, 15th, and 22nd from

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm via zoom with Stu Needel. Stu will discuss the simple truths and

essence of what transforms online presentations from a mundane task to a genuine

opportunity for profound experiences.

The Mark and Linda team will lead a new Hebrew Prayer of the Month

Club. Focusing on one prayer each month, the objective will be to make sure all

participants can accurately read Hebrew and then provide at least one melody

commonly used to sing the prayer. This club, less formal than a class, is targeted to start

in May, meeting monthly for an hour. Additionally, they have offered to lead a class

on Trope. The objective will be for every attendee to chant from the Torah using a

system known as Trope. The intended schedule is weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00

pm, beginning in June and running for approximately ten (10) weeks. Look for exact

time/date announcements soon.

Finally, because there will be so much more, I am now collecting ideas for a film series

reviewing and discussing Jewish life and times.

If you want to add a film title to this series or register for any of these four new classes send

an email to adulted@templeadasshalom.org.


Stephen Marksamer

Chairperson – Temple Adas Shalom Adult Education

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Kevin & Lisa Bress

Cheryl & Jeffery Conley

Wendy & Patrick Drabinski

Rayna & David Richardson

Jill & Brian Schorr

Dr. Lee & Debra Tannenbaum

Debbie Rose Delaney

Ellen & Ken Farkas

Michael Gordon

Elaine & Larry Cocco

Fred & Roslyn Belkin

Fred & Roslyn Belkin

Fred & Roslyn Belkin

Mark & Louanne Calvin

Mark & Louanne Calvin

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Jayne Klein

Ellen & Ken Farkas

Feruary 2021 – Donors


Col. (R) Jonas & Paula Vogelhut

Naomi Walton

Robin & Mark Way

Selma Wolkow

Elise & Michael Woods

Jill & Daniel Young


In memory of Bea Kolchin

In memory of Shirley & Carney Friedman


Day 1 (Social Action)


In memory of Bea Kolchin & Col. Harvey Meyer

In honor of Amy Schoenberger & Rabbi Gila Ruskin

In memory of Sol R. Shipley

In honor of Mark and Pat Wolkow for their unending

commitment to every aspect of TAS, as well as their

kindness and gentle civility they bring to all they do.

In honor of our Board of Trustees, past & present, for

their often understated commitment of time & energy

to maintain Temple operations, activities & services.

In memory of Elaine Graff, E. Jonny Graff, Joanne

Barila, & Irene Conley

In memory of Col. Harvey Meyer, Irene Conley, &

Barbara Keyser


In memory of Col. Harvey Meyer

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Adam Bornstein

Amy Schoenberger

Arlene Zweibach

Barbara Chancey

Bessie Speyer

Carl Chancey

Carl Tannenbaum

Connor Mullis

Dave Morfe

Diane Babcock

Dvir Sabag

Evie Ciuchta

Fred Belkin

Frederick Mullis

Gerry Murphy

Glen McCain

Gloria Joslin

Harriet Colman

Mi Sheberakh * We Pray for Healing

Harriet Smith

Heather Mullis

Jill Schorr

Kelcey Klass

Kesha Gilliam

Kimmie Rankin

Lee Tabackman

Len Cohen

Linda Burton

Lori Vetstein

Luna Rose Feingold

Lynn Demar

Margaret Hass

Marshall Rosin

Mary Jo Lodge

Michael Schneck

Mitch Brown

Natalie Litofsky

April 2021 - Yahrzeits Observed

Patrick Hauf

Paula Mullis

Philip Chancey

Rabbi Fred Natkin

Randy Hoffman

Robert Sachs

Rosie Lidy

Sadie Newsome

Sam Befarah

Sidney Birnbaum

Sig Gast

Sydnee Myers

Stewart Natkin

Terry Weiner

Toni Bonney

William McDermott

Bess Belkin Apr. 01 Helen Vogel Apr. 14

Lena Lipman Apr. 01 Tillye Getz Apr. 15

David Pollack Apr. 01 Nathan Golbin Apr. 16

Joseph Snyderman Apr. 01 Karen Avra Ruskin Apr. 16

Amalie Diamant Apr. 02 Anna Greenberg Apr. 17

Marvin L. Kravitz Apr. 02 Annie Singer Apr. 17

Paul Lynch Apr. 02 Fannie Hecht Apr. 18

Stanford Folus Apr. 03 Margie Tannenbaum Apr. 18

Ida Goldberg Apr. 03 Nina Schiff Apr. 19

Raymond Paster Apr. 03 Norman Cogan Apr. 20

Herbert Signer Apr. 04 Louis Reiser Apr. 21

Mollie Berger Apr. 05 Shelly Shuman Apr. 21

Samuel Chayt Apr. 05 Fannie Hutner Apr. 22

Benjamin Goldberg Apr. 05 Herman Heilpern Apr. 23

Lillian Levy Apr. 05 Nathan M. Siegel Apr. 23

Fannie Ostrowsky Apr. 05 Samuel Bernstein Apr. 24

Ethel Wolpert Apr. 05 Jimmy Chancey Apr. 24

Harriet Folus Apr. 06 Katherine Hermina Ford Apr. 24

Sol Isadore Silver Apr. 06 Esther Kushner Apr. 24

IsadoreYitzhok Isaac Ash Apr. 07 Patricia Newland Apr. 24

Abraham Davis Apr. 07 Jacob David Graff Apr. 26

Jerome Rosenbloom Apr. 08 Jacob Hecht Apr. 26

Philip Caplan Apr. 11 Sally Altman Apr. 27

Werner Fridberg Apr. 11 Dr. Norman Berger Apr. 28

Jeannette Kolchin Apr. 11 Joseph Feinsilver Apr. 28

Syd Bernstein Apr. 12 Anna Brenner Shuman Apr. 28

Ida W. Kravitz Apr. 13 Henry Theodore Sacks Apr. 29

Ida Richman Apr. 13 Grace Pincus Fine Apr. 30

Robert L. Gwaltney Apr. 14 Pearl Feldstein Spergel Apr. 30

Arthur Smuckler Apr. 14

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8 North Earlton Road, Extension

Havre de Grace, MD 21078



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