June 2021 Newsletter



8 North Earlton Road, Ext

Havre de Grace, MD 21078


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What’s Inside?

June 2021 Calendar of Events

Temple Adas Shalom June Zoom Information and Links

Religious Practices Message - Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

Kehillah MAGNET Message - Joel Yoffee

Charli Bracille Bat Mitzvah - June 4 th & June 5 th

Sisterhood News - Pat Wolkow

End of Year Sisterhood Event

Membership News - Stephen Marksamer

Hike with Us Event - June 6 th

Adult Education News - Brian Folus

Lunch and Learn - June 9 th

Summer of Trope - Last Chance to sign up by June 15 th

Prayer of the Month Club - June 27 th

Special Thanks to Our Monthly Donors

Purchase a Leaf for the Tree of Life

Mi Sheberakh List - We Pray For Healing

Recently Passed

June 2021 Yahrzeits Observed

Temple Adas Shalom’s June 2021 Calendar of Events

21 st of Sivan 5781 22 nd of Sivan 5781

26 th of Sivan 5781 27 th of Sivan 5781 28 th of Sivan 5781 29 th of Sivan 5781

12:15 pm

Lunch & Learn - “Our Jewish

Composers Sacred & Secular”

Virtual Adult Education Class

Brian Folus

3 rd of Tammuz 5781

10:00-12:00 pm

Sisterhood End of Year Event at

Lafayette Trail

4 th of Tammuz 5781

7:30-8:30 pm

Summer of Trope Class

5 th of Tammuz 5781 6 th of Tammuz 5781

10 th of Tammuz 5781

Father’s Day

11 th of Tammuz 5781

7:30-8:30 pm

Summer of Trope Class

7:00 pm

RPC Meeting

12 th of Tammuz 5781

13 th of Tammuz 5781

6:30-8:00 pm

Adult Ed Committee Meeting

17 h of Tammuz 5781

10:00-12:00 pm

Sisterhood End of Year Event at

Lafayette Trail (Rain Date)

7:00-8:00 pm

Prayer of the Month Club

18 th of Tammuz 5781

7:30-8:30 pm

Summer of Trope Class

19 th of Tammuz 5781 20 th of Tammuz 5781

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Temple Adas Shalom’s June 2021 Calendar of Events

23 rd of Sivan 5781 24 th of Sivan 5781

8:10 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Live! Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & Charli Braccille

26 th of Sivan 5781

Parashat Sh’lach

10:00-12:15 pm

Bat Mitzvah & Shabbat Torah Live!

Streaming Service

Rabbi John Franken & Charli Braccille

30 th of Sivan 5781

1 st of Tammuz 5781

2 nd of Tammuz 5781

7:00 pm

Board Meeting via Zoom

8:14 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Board/ASTY Installation & Shabbat Live!

Streaming Service

Mark Wolkow & Mike Mullis

Parashat Korach

7 th of Tammuz 5781 8 th of Tammuz 5781

9 th of Tammuz 5781

8:17 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Torah Live! Streaming Service

Linda Needel & Mike Mullis

Parashat Chukat

14 th of Tammuz 5781 15 th of Tammuz 5781

16 th of Tammuz 5781

8:18 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Live! Streaming Service

Stu & Linda Needel

Parashat Balak

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June Service Zoom Information and Links

Temple Adas Shalom


Friday, May 28th, June 11th, June 18th, & June 25th

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)


Friday, June 4th & Saturday, June 5th

Live Streaming starts at 7:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday

https://zoom.us/j/97473584871 * Meeting ID: 974 7358 4871

Password: BM2021

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,97473584871# US (Washington DC)

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


Wednesday, June 9th

Live Streaming start at 12:15 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)


Sunday, June 27th

Live Streaming start at 7:00 pm

https://zoom.us/j/98826834447 * Meeting ID: 988 2683 4447

Password: Prayer

One tap mobile: +13017158592,, 98826834447# 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 http://www.templeadasshalom.org

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Religious Practices Message

Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather and beginning to return to

normal activities post-pandemic safely. The Reopening Team is actively

meeting and looking for ways to begin worshiping and gathering at shul soon.

At this point, we are projecting that Shabbat services will re-commence in

person on Friday, July 9th. Keep an eye on your bulletins and newsletters for

confirmation of that date and relevant safety precautions.

Our number one goal is to ensure the safety of every staff member, congregant,

and guest who enters the building. In the meantime, we continue to hold

Services via Zoom and will continue to do so after we are back in person in the

Sanctuary (hybrid services). We aim to keep services relevant, melodic, typically

60-70 minutes, desire to meet your needs, and invite any suggestions.

June will feature various events: Charli Braccille becomes a Bat Mitzvah on

June 5 th and Board and ASTY Installations are scheduled for the 11 th .

Mindfulness & Meditation on the 12 th and Taking Hold of Torah on the 19 th

have been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at Zoom-streaming Shabbat services and very

soon, and in-person in the not-to-distant future. Be well and stay safe.


Mark Wolkow, Melissa Immel, and Barry Baker

RPC Chairs & Reopening Team

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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

Sarah O’Donnell 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, Sarah

O’Donnell, 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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Charli Braccille

We are very excited about Charli’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah

service, which will take place on June 5, 2021. The service will

be held virtually, which is not what any of us had envisioned

pre- Covid, but we are confident it will be special nevertheless.

Preparing for a Bat Mitzvah via Zoom was a daunting task, particularly after spending all day

learning from home in the same manner. Still, Charli rose to the occasion, and we couldn’t be

more proud of how she persevered and met the challenges presented to her.

Charli is able to complete 7 th grade in person at Southampton Middle School, and I think it’s

safe to say that she has a newly found appreciation for being able to ride the school bus and see

classmates and teachers in person!

Charli has an older brother and two younger siblings, and she is a loving sister to all of them.

She also has a furry brother named Rocky, who she never forgets to share a nightly cheese stick.

Additionally, she is fortunate enough to have cousins who feel more like siblings, and together

they always keep things interesting.

Charli is passionate about social justice and is quick to speak up for those she feels need a voice.

She has a strong vision for the world she wants to live in, and we are excited to see how she

puts her beliefs into action over the coming years. Charli spends her time outside of school

playing lacrosse, soccer and taking hip-hop dance classes. Though moving forward, she will be

focusing on soccer year-round, as she recently earned a spot on a club soccer team.

Charli often participates in service projects in the area, and this year was no exception.

She and her friends made casseroles for a homeless shelter and spent an afternoon filling easter

egg baskets as part of a fundraiser for the Amanda Hichkad foundation. She also stepped up

during Covid and created an outdoor soccer clinic so that young kids who had their seasons

canceled still had a safe opportunity to participate in the sport that they love.

Her service project for the temple will take place when it is open to congregants. She has

expressed interest in volunteering to work the Purim Carnival.

Charli started her religious education at Temple Adas Shalom in Kindergarten. We are very

thankful for her dedicated teachers, Rabbi Gila Ruskin and Rabbi John Franken. We are also

extremely grateful that Mark Wolkow agreed to be Charli’s Bat Mitzvah tutor. Without his

guidance and patience, none of this would have felt manageable. Lastly, a big thank you to

Charli’s peer tutor, Eliana Joslin. We have always been grateful that Charli has such an

incredible role model, and it was so special having Eliana play such an important part in

Charli’s Bat Mitzvah preparations.


Meredith & Jason Evans and Jim & Andrea Braccille

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Sisterhood News

Pat Wolkow

Wrapping it UP!

We held our annual Sisterhood Shabbat service. Moving prayers, readings, and

songs lifted us through the morning. Thanks, Denise, Elise, Rabbi Franken, and

Pat, for a job well done!

The Sisterhood will host an End of Year Event, on Sunday, June 13 th at 10:00

am. (We have a rain date of June 27th.) Join us in a walking tour of Havre de Grace’s

“Lafayette Historic Trail.” The tour takes about 2 hours and covers about 3

miles of leisurely walking. This event has been opened up to our whole

Congregation and registration, including a count in your party, is required

by June 4th. The event is free!

Check-in that day at our table, on 450 Pennington Avenue, in front of the

Visitor’s Center. Pick up your bottled water, gift totes, and a guide map of the

trail. You may also wish to download a free APP for an audio tour. The app is

called DISTRX. It is useful in tons of places you may visit in the future!

Why not come early for a local breakfast or stay later for lunch! See you then!


Our Sisterhood Board will begin planning for next year’s calendar on July 13 th . If

you have suggestions, please let us know through email at


I want to thank our members for their patience and endurance with our ZOOM

events this year. And to our Liaisons who helped tremendously in planning the


We want to thank Courtney for all her assistance with designing and

promoting our events through media available and Rabbi Franken when asked

to spend some time with us.

Enjoy the summer and keep a watchful eye on the newsletters and the Temple

Calendar (available on our website) for the events and meetings.


Email us at giftshop@templeadasshalom.org. Denise and Pat are ready to assist you

with your purchases.

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A Word from the V.P. of Membership

Stephen Marksamer

The Membership Committee of Temple Adas Shalom is back!!!! Engagement is

the theme for growing our membership and building our community inside the

congregation and outside where we live.

The Membership Committee is a team, core sustained by our Fundraising,

Caring, Social Action/Tikkun Olam, and Social Committee leaders, and

expanded by additional members of the congregation who want to participate

in developing our sense of congregational community.

Working together, we seek to grow our membership, increase social awareness,

continue our caring outreach towards recognizing all the good things that

happen, understanding when difficulties occur. Help/support is sometimes

needed, and being there during grief when support sometimes is just being

there. Our Social Committee is planning lots of fun events where we can get

outside, be active, have fun, and especially meet each other, again or for the first


There is a Value Proposition of membership to Temple Adas Shalom. The value

is being a community that does things together. Be it Adult Education

opportunities; Religious School for the children and young adults; Our ELC for

smaller ones; Being involved in local community action and charities; Socially

engaged with fun events; and our sacred commitment to Judaism, the religious

bond and history that interweaves us.

Look for the opportunities in the monthly Newsletter to participate and our

weekly bulletins and special emails. The more you do, the more we all grow


If you want to be more active in growing our congregation or participating in

any of these committees I mentioned, please send an email

to membership@templeadsshalom.org. Thank you all for your great comments and

support. Keep them coming!


Stephen Marksamer

V.P. Membership Temple Adas Shalom

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Adult Education News

Brian Folus

The Adult Education Committee of Temple Adas Shalom is thrilled to present the

following Spring /Summer Offerings!!!! Scroll through all of the diverse opportunities.

Lunch and Learn - with our incoming Adult Ed Chairperson, Brian Folus

When: June 9 th

Time: 12:15 pm

Details: Our topic is “Our Jewish Composers Sacred & Secular.” Join in while we

discuss a select group of Jewish composers sharing biographical information and

selected examples of their music. There will be music familiar to our congregation and

surprise composers you may have never known “ were Jewish.”

Two New Classes:

Summer of Trope Class - with Linda & Mark

When: Starting May 24 th and running for ten weeks

Time: 7:30 pm

Details: If interested, please register by June 13 th before the class closes enrollment.

Have you ever thought about learning to chant from our sacred scroll – the Torah? Have you ever

wondered how people who chant from the Torah know what melody to use? How do they know where to

start and stop when there are just lines and lines of text? What clues are there to understand where one

verse ends and the next one begins? How do you even find your place in that colossal scroll?

Prayer of the Month Club - with Linda & Mark

When: June 27 th

Time: 7:00 pm

Details: No need to pre-register for this class, just drop in via Zoom for any session.

Zoom Links can be found on the home page of our Website at www.templeadasshalom.org.

Here is your opportunity to learn how to say and sing many of the regular prayers included in our

Shabbat services. We will look at one prayer each month, make sure all participants can accurately read

Hebrew, and then provide at least one melody commonly used to sing the prayer.

Quarterly Book Discussion Group (3 of 4)

When: July 17 th

Time: 10:00 am - Start reading Today!

Book: Outwitting History by Aaron Lansky

The committee is still collecting ideas for more classes and activities pertaining to

Jewish life and times. Thanks to those who have already sent in suggestions. If you have

a suggestion or question, please send an email to adulted@templeadasshalom.org.

Thank you all for your great comments and support. Please keep them coming! We look

forward to hearing from you.


Brian Folus

Chairperson – Temple Adas Shalom Adult Education

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April 2021 – Donors


In memory of Suzanne Gordon and her dedication to

Michael Gordon

enriching the lives of our youth.

Kevin & Lisa Bress

Cheryl & Jeffery Conley

Wendy & Patrick Drabinski

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Richard Hoffman

Barbara & Natalie Litofsky

Rayna & David Richardson

Carol & Sigmund Gast


Jill & Brian Schorr

Col. (R) Jonas & Paula Vogelhut

Naomi Walton

Robin & Mark Way

Mark & Patricia Wolkow

Selma Wolkow

Elise & Michael Woods


Michael Gordon


Henry Hoffman

Thomas Lasinksi & Barbara Lasinski

In honor of Temple Adas Shalom

In memory of Bernice Davis, Gladys Krongel, Arline

Martin & Marcy Werde


David & Natasha Pollock



Jayne Klein

In memory of Henry Hank" Wise"

Thomas Lasinksi & Barbara Lasinski

In honor of Temple Adas Shalom

Did you know you can donate online? Please visit our

website at https://harfordjewishcenter.org/tzedakah/ to

select from a number of funds available to donate to.

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Mi Sheberakh * We Pray for Healing

Adam Bornstein

Amy Schoenberger

Arlene Zweibach

Barbara Chancey

Connor Mullis

Dvir Sabag

Evie Ciuchta

Fred Belkin

Gerry Murphy

Glen McCain

Gloria Joslin

Harriet Colman

Kelcey Klass

Len Cohen

Michael Gordon

Michael Schneck

Natalie Litofsky

Philip Chancey

Rabbi Fred Natkin

Robert Sachs

Sidney Birnbaum

Sig Gast

Terry Weiner

Recently Passed

Phyllis Getz

Beloved sister of Gary Getz, sister in law to Elaine Hirsch, cousin to Terry Weiner, and aunt to her nieces and


Susan Fotiadis

Beloved sister of Marianne Fridberg and sister in law to Andrew Fridberg.

June 2021 - Yahrzeits Observed

Samuel Stein Jun. 01 Louis Gross Jun. 18

Sarah L. Korenfeld Jun. 03 Mark Jeffery Tannenbaum Jun. 18

Harry Ross Jun. 03 Jamie A. Bress Jun. 20

Marcel Spigler Jun. 04 Lillie Bunkin Jun. 20

Margaret Katherine Zader Jun. 04 Esther Ruth Pancer Jun. 20

Benjamin Hoffman Jun. 05 Betty Stout Jun. 20

David Cohen Jun. 06 William Stern Jun. 21

Gunther D. Hirsch Jun. 08 Sara N. Klein Jun. 22

Jack Klass Jun. 08 Isaac January Jun. 23

Abraham Karp Jun. 10 Lillian Rosenthal Jun. 23

Rhoda Getz Jun. 11 Rabbi Leo Wolkow Jun. 24

Carl K. Heilpern Jun. 11 Peter Tashman Jun. 27

Nathan Thaman Jun. 11 Barbara Hoffman Jun. 28

Edward I. Salkovitz Jun. 13 Murray E. Kempler Jun. 28

Harry Gordon Jun. 14 Annie Zelkind Jun. 28

Gladys Way Jun. 14 Robert Blum Jun. 29

Lillian H. Simons Jun. 15 Edith Gindin Jun. 29

Madeline Ross Jun. 16 Bernard William Glasser Jun. 29

Morris Isaac Gross Jun. 17 Judah Schkloven Jun. 29

Miriam Mira" Levy" Jun. 17 Donald Kempler Jun. 30

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City, State, Zip

Temple Adas Shalom

8 North Earlton Road, Extension

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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