September 2021 Newsletter



8 North Earlton Road, Ext

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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What’s Inside?

September 2021 Calendar of Events

Temple Adas Shalom September Zoom Information & Links

Religious Practices Message - Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

President’s Message - Mike Gordon

Kehillah MAGNET Message - Joel Yoffee

Sisterhood News - Pat Wolkow

Purchase a Leaf for the Tree of Life

High Holiday 5782 - Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Tashlich by the River’s Edge - September 7 th

In the Belly of the Great Fish - September 16 th

Break the Fast - September 16 th (RSVP Necessary)

Sukkot Shabbat - September 24 th

Simchat Torah & Consecration Celebration - September 26 th

Daven & Dine - September 10 th

Taking Hold of Torah - September 18 th

Prayer of the Month Club - September 26 th

Special Thanks to Our Monthly Donors

Mi Sheberakh List - We Pray For Healing

Recently Passed

September 2021 Yahrzeits Observed

Temple Adas Shalom’s September 2021 Calendar of Events

24 th of Elul 5781

6:30-8:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting

28 th of Elul 5781 29 th of Elul 5781

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Labor Day

Office Closed

7:09 pm

Candle Lighting

7:30-9:00 pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

1 st of Tishri 5782

Rosh Hashanah

Office Closed

9:30-11:45 am

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Service

12:00 pm

Tashlich at the Susquehanna

2 nd of Tishri 5782

Rosh Hashanah

Office Closed

10:00-11:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Interactive/Casual Service

6 th of Tishri 5782

ELC Bookfair Opens

9:00-12:00 pm

First Day of Kehillah MAGNET

& Opening Day Assembly

9:00-10:30 am

Sisterhood Kehillah Parent


7 th of Tishri 5782

9:00-3:30 pm

First Day of ELC Classes

7:00-8:00 pm

Summer of Trope Class

8 th of Tishri 5782 9 th of Tishri 5782

Kol Nidre

6:54 pm

Kol Nidre Candle Lighting

7:30-9:00 pm

Kol Nidre Service

13 th of Tishri 5782

ELC Bookfair Closes

14 th of Tishri 5782

Erev Sukkot

15 th of Tishri 5782


16 th of Tishri 5782


9:00-12:00 pm

Kehillah MAGNET

9:15-11:00 am

Sisterhood Membership


6:46 pm

Sukkot Candle Lighting

7:00-8:00 pm

Summer of Trope Class

7:42 pm

Sukkot Candle Lighting

6:30-7:30 pm

Kehillah MAGNET Midweek

Hebrew (Virtual Class)

7:30-8:30 pm

Choir Rehearsal

(Mike’s Home)

20 th of Tishri 5782


9:00-12:00 pm

Kehillah MAGNET

11:00-12:00 pm

Simchat Torah & Consecration

Rabbi John Franken & Mike


7:00-8:00 pm

Prayer of the Month Club

21 st of Tishri 5782


Erev Simchat Torah

7:00-8:00 pm

Summer of Trope Class

22 nd of Tishri 5782

Simchat Torah

7:00 pm

RPC Meeting

7:31 pm

Simchat Torah Candle Lighting

23 rd of Tishri 5782

6:30-7:30 pm

Kehillah MAGNET Midweek

Hebrew (Virtual Class)

7:00-8:30 pm

Adult Ed Committee Meeting

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Temple Adas Shalom’s September 2021 Calendar of Events

7:00-8:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting

25 th of Elul 5781

26 th of Elul 5781

ONEG - Broemm Family

7:14 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Service - In Person & Live Streamed

TBD & Mike Mullis

Parashat Nitzavim

27 th of Elul 5781

3 rd of Tishri 5782

4 th of Tishri 5782

5 th of Tishri 5782

7:00 pm

Board Meeting

7:03 pm

Candle Lighting

6:00 pm

Daven & Dine - In Person & Live Streamed

Join us for a short service & then dine with

Temple friends at Hopkins Brewery

Melissa Immel & TAS Choir

Parashat Vayelech

10 th of Tishri 5782

Yom Kippur

Office & ELC Closed

9:30-12:15 pm

Yom Kippur Service & Yizkor

1:00 pm

Rest/Meditate/Nature Walk

2:30 pm

Into the Belly of the Great Fish with Rabbi

John Franken

4:30-6:30 pm

Afternoon Yom Kippur Service

6:30 pm

Break the Fast

17 th of Tishri 5782


24 th of Tishri 5782

11 th of Tishri 5782

ONEG - Buchness, Drabinski, Richardson, & Woods


ELC Closed

6:51 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Shabbat Service - In Person & Live! Streamed

Rabbi John Franken

18 th of Tishri 5782

ONEG - Hoffman, Spergel, & Topol Families


6:40 pm

Candle Lighting

7:00 pm

Sukkot Shabbat Torah Service - In Person &

Live! Streamed

Rabbi John Franken & TAS Choir

12 th of Tishri 5782

Parashat Ha’azinu

9:30-11:00 am

Taking Hold of Torah with Rabbi John


Parashat Vezot Hab’rachah

9:30-11:00 am

Tot Shabbat

19 th of Tishri 5782


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September Service Zoom Information and Links

Temple Adas Shalom


Friday, September 3rd & September 17th

Live Streaming starts at 7:00 pm

Daven & Dine - Friday, September 10th

Live Streaming starts at 6:00 pm* Meeting ID: 951 5780 9086

Password: Shalom2021


Erev Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 6 th

Live Streaming starts at 7:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Tuesday, September 7 th

Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am

Rosh Hashanah Interactive/Casual Day 2 - Wednesday, September 8th

Live Streaming starts at 10:00 am

Kol Nidre - Wednesday, September 15 th

Live Streaming starts at 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur - Thursday, September 16 th

Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am

Sukkot Shabbat - Friday, September 24 th

Live Streaming starts at 7:00 pm

Simchat Torah & Consecration - Saturday, September 26 th

Live Streaming starts at 11:00 am * Meeting ID: 833 2859 5490

Passcode: HH2021


Saturday, September 18 th

Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am * Meeting ID: 948 2132 3037


Sunday, September 26 th

Live Streaming starts at 7:00 pm * Meeting ID: 988 2683 4447

Password: Prayer

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

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Religious Practices Message

Melissa Immel & Mark Wolkow

Shiva: What you need to know

It's been a pretty tough year for Temple Adas Shalom, with what seems

to be more deaths than in recent years - both of members and member

relatives. Accompanying the dead, whether at a funeral, celebration of

life, shiva, or burial, is often viewed as the greatest mitzvah (actually, a

commandment), as it cannot be repaid by the deceased. Fortunately, we

continue to come together in these times of need and provide excellent

support for those in mourning.

The rituals around death acknowledge the person who has died, reflect

on their impact on family, friends, and the community, and help the

mourners through the process of grieving so they may return to everyday

living. While it is often difficult for people to attend a midday service or

burial, the shiva is uniquely designed for the community to reach out and

envelop those who were closest to the deceased. Comforting the

mourner comes naturally for those who know the family well, but it is

appropriate for all members of the community, even those who have no

direct connection. Indeed, connections can sometimes be forged during

these events - with mourners or with other congregational members.

So when we announce shiva, consider participating in providing support

to your fellow congregant, even if you don't have a personal relationship.

It's part of what our community is all about. For an easy-to-understand

and practical Q&A about shiva, visit this link or copy the following URL

into your browser:


Mark & Melissa

Religious Practices Committee, Co-chairs

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President’s Message

Mike Gordon

As the new year approaches, we have some very positive things happening. With

the leadership of the Religious Practices Committee and the Reopening Team, we

have kept the congregation engaged, safe, and healthy. We are adjusting to our new


Shabbat services have evolved from Zoom-based to a hybrid of in-person and

Zoom. Onegs have begun again with a welcome renewal of relationships. Our

religious school has a new principal and is excited to be renewing in-person

instruction. The Early Learning Center is also under new leadership and preparing

to open its doors.

Our Membership Committee has accepted their role in providing opportunities for

engagement and the forming of new relationships. We have new initiatives in the

Membership subcommittees for social, fundraising, and social action. Membership

is starting a major initiative to reach out to interfaith couples within our

congregation and those who are unaffiliated couples. We believe we have a lot to

offer this under-served population, and Membership is looking forward to being

our face for audacious hospitality.

On the financial front, we have achieved a significant accomplishment (with the help

of some angels) in retiring the renovation mortgage. Harford Bank has worked closely

with us in providing a Payroll Protection Program loan to help cover wages and

utilities. As we reach program milestones, the bank will forgive this loan, as was the

PPP #1. We are also in the process of forming an investment committee to manage

our endowments. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please get in

touch with our Treasurer, Brian Schorr, or myself at

Their first task will be to create an investment policy for approval by the board.

This policy is a crucial element of our focus on long-term sustainability. In the short

term, 2021 will be another year where expenses exceed income. The High Holidays

are a time when those who could afford it have stepped up and performed the

mitzvah of making additional contributions to help close the funding gap. Your

generosity could help compensate for the financial impact of the pandemic.

Finally, as I return from my medical leave of absence and resume my duties as Board

President, I have a very long list of people to thank for the caring support I have

received. Your thoughts and prayers have helped speed my recovery. Special thanks

go to Naomi Walton and Steve Marksamer, who, with little advance notice,

accepted and performed the role of Acting Board President. They will be a very

tough act to follow.

L’Shana Tov,

Mike Gordon, Board President

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Kehillah MAGNET Message

Joel Yoffee

Hello Temple Adas Shalom Community,

We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and has had a wonderful summer!


The first day of Religious School will be Sunday, September 12, 2021, and inperson!

Please see the following REVISED health guidelines for when Religious

School reopens:

1. Parents, teachers, and students must wear masks while in the building.

2. Desks in all classrooms will be socially distanced.

3. Staff will disinfect classrooms at the end of each school day.

We want to ensure all parents that we will make every effort to ensure their

child’s safety!


Midweek will be virtual-only and now occur on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to

7:30 p.m. and be for Hebrew learning only! Just 1 hour!


During the first Friday of every month (October through May), our very own Mike

Mullis will lead services geared for families. The Hebrew family service is a

great way to provide a further understanding of Hebrew learning! It is highly

encouraged for all to attend.


Every Sunday that class is in session, Kehillah MAGNET will be offering bagels

and donuts to all students, staff and prospective families that would like to

check-out the Religious school. Please tell all your friends who are interested in

joining our school!

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. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our new

Principal, Sarah O’Donnell, at for additional


Many Thanks,

Joel Yoffee, Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Committee Chair

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Sisterhood News

Pat Wolkow

Our Vision: Women supporting women and their community

From our TAS Sisterhood, we would like to wish you L’shana Tovah

u’metukah - “for a good and sweet year.”


Sisterhood is offering Scholarships to our Youth for Camperships and

NFTY programs of the 2021-22 year. More information will be provided

on the first day of Kehillah MAGNET, Sunday, September 12 th , at our

sponsored Parent Breakfast.

Members and “Want to Be members” are invited to our Breakfast

Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 19 th at 9:15 am. Learn

about our plans for the year and meet old and new friends! Bring your

calendar and mask. Memberships are $42 and $36 for newbies.


We are proud to say that your TAS Sisterhood Board approved donated

funds this year towards the Tech Committee’s Streaming project, the

Religious School, and more! Thank you! These funds came from

our Purim Project event that YOU, our Congregation, supported this

past March.


Look for a flyer soon about our Family Fall Event. We are taking you

outdoors on October 17th.

See the Temple calendar for all our events – noted in PINK!

Email us at:

Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood Gift Shop:

We are happy to announce that we are back to more regular opening

hours, most Sundays, and selected Friday nights before services. We are

gearing up for Hanukkah, which is very early this year. Check for

shopping dates on the calendar!

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Kevin & Lisa Bress

Cheryl & Jeffery Conley

Wendy & Patrick Drabinski

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Richard Hoffman

Barbara & Natalie Litofsky

Linda & Stuart Needel

Rayna & David Richardson

Julie Sang

Dr. Burt & Gerri Bronk

Leila Diamant

Carol & Sigmund Gast

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Michael Gordon

Melissa Immel

Jayne Klein

Michael & Clara Klein

Hindy Kempler

July 2021 – Donors


Jill & Brian Schorr

Col. (R) Jonas & Paula Vogelhut

Naomi Walton

Robin & Mark Way

Mark & Patricia Wolkow

Selma Wolkow

Elise & Michael Woods

Jill & Daniel Young


In memory of Amy Schoenberger & Sig Gast

In memory of Ruth Ellinger

In memory of Phyllis Getz & Susan Fotiadis

In memory of Raymond Bell, Fannie Scherr & Sara


In memory of: Siggy Gast. A blessed memory.


In memory of Amy Schoenberger


Allera Family

In memory of Raymond Bell

Joan & James Barnes

In memory of Sig Gast

Eileen Bennett

In memory of Raymond Bell

Helene Cole

In memory of Raymond Bell

Bradford & Barrie Davis

In memory of Amy Schoenberger

Dean Price Family

In memory of Raymond Bell

Leila Diamant

In memory of Raymond Bell

Drs. Andrew & Marianne Fridberg

In memory of Raymond Bell

Frank Friedman

In memory of Raymond Bell

Erik Maki

In memory of Raymond Bell

Jeff Nathan & Alexa Baker

In memory of Sig Gast, Ba'al Koreh.

Stuart Oxer & Wendy Harris

In memory of Raymond Bell

Elizabeth Peden

In memory of Sig Gast

Marilyn & Sigmund Nussenbaum

In memory of Raymond Bell

Zita Schneck

In memory of Raymond Bell

Jill & Brian Schorr

In memory of Amy Schoenberger & Sig Gast

Dr. Lee & Debra Tannenbaum

In memory of Harriett Smith & Robert Sachs

Terry Weiner

In memory of Allan Shapiro

Mark & Patricia Wolkow

In memory of Raymond Bell

Harvey & Marion Yurow

In memory of Raymond Bell

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Dr. Burt & Gerri Bronk

Dr. Burt & Gerri Bronk

Alison & Vince Filicko

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Terry Weiner

David & Annette Dirlam

Larry & Sarah Friedman

Michael Gordon

July 2021 – Donors con’t


In memory of Eda Ash

In memory of Rose Bronk

In memory of Amy Schoenberger


In memory of Amy Schoenberger


Hindy Kempler

Sarah & Niall O'Donnell

Stacy Shertok & Michael Lasinski


Arthur & Denise Gordon

In memory of Raymond Bell

Michael Gordon

Eric Griesinger

In memory of Rob Sachs

Hindy Kempler

In memory of Sig Gast

Daniel Williams

In memory of Sig Gast

Arthur & Denise Gordon

Michael Gordon


In memory of Sigmund Gast

In memory of Sig Gast and for all he has done for

Temple Adas Shalom

Did you know you can donate online? Please visit our

website at to

select from a number of funds available to donate to.

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Adam Bornstein

Annette Dirlam

Arlene Zweibach

Barbara Chancey

Evie Ciuchta

Fred Belkin

Mi Sheberakh * We Pray for Healing

Gerry Murphy

Glen McCain

Gloria Joslin

Harriet Colman

Irvin Paul

Kelcey Klass

Recently Passed

Len Cohen

Michael Schneck

Natalie Litofsky

Philip Chancey

Rabbi Fred Natkin

Terry Weiner

Joseph Lasinski

Beloved grandfather of Michael Lasinski and great grandfather to Isaac Lasinski.

September 2021 - Yahrzeits Observed

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Sarita Baker Sep. 02 Kurt Bernard Zion Sep. 14

Wanda Blake Sep. 02 Flora Fridberg Sep. 15

Esther Finkelstein Sep. 03 Solomon Starr Sep. 15

Sophie Weinstein Sep. 03 Dorothy P. Calvin Sep. 16

Jack Feldman Sep. 04 Rubin Larkin Sep. 16

Sally Irgang Sep. 04 Irving Reiser Sep. 16

Yvette Kale Sep. 04 Howard Seeley Sep. 16

David Schneck Sep. 04 Rose Seeley Sep. 16

David A. Shapiro Sep. 04 Samuel Sacks Sep. 17

Milton Feldman Sep. 05 May Heilpern Sep. 18

Aaron Kaplan Sep. 05 James Sirkis Sep. 18

Betty Stone Sep. 05 Arthur Weiner Sep. 18

Geoffrey Bernstein Sep. 08 Benjamin Gindin Sep. 19

Israel Spigler Sep. 08 Bernice P. Davis Sep. 20

Kenneth Turner Sep. 08 Hyman Rosenfeld Sep. 21

Sam Zelkind Sep. 08 Gladys Dawson Sep. 22

Harold Calvin Sep. 09 Don Harvey Sep. 23

Sophie Fischgrund Sep. 09 Lillian Hoffman Sep. 23

Hank Ciuchta Sep. 10 Samuel Silver Sep. 24

Richard R. Samuels Sep. 10 Rebecca Reiser Sep. 25

Steven Baskin Sep. 11 Albert M. Colman Sep. 26

Morris Paul Eisman Sep. 12 Leo Feinsilver Sep. 26

Shirley Ertwine Sep. 12 Adell Greenberg Sep. 26

Maurice Klein Sep. 12 Minerva Kolow Segal Sep. 27

Thelma Padawer Sep. 13 Gertrude Goodman Sep. 28

Samuel Levine Sep. 14 Morris Resnick Sep. 28

Michael Michalik Sep. 14 Joseph Goodman Sep. 29

Max Weintraub Sep. 14 Stephen Hoffman Sep. 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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