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Temple<br />

Adas<br />

Shalom<br />

M O N T H L Y<br />

N E W S L E T T E R<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4-5<br />

6<br />

7-8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

16<br />

17<br />

President's Message<br />

RPC Committee<br />

Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Adult Education &<br />

Upcoming Events<br />

Sisterhood News &<br />

Events<br />

Safety & Security<br />

Contents<br />

<strong>August</strong> 2023 Calendar<br />

of Events<br />

June 2023 – Donors<br />

Mi Sheberakh<br />

Recently Passed<br />

<strong>August</strong> 2023 Yahrzeits<br />

Observed<br />

A U G U S T 2 0 2 3 | 1 4 T H O F A V - 1 4 T H O F E L U L 5 7 8 3<br />

Rabbi Meeka’s Musings<br />

Shalom <strong>TAS</strong>’s Mishpacha משפחה (Family)<br />

Happy and healthy summer<br />

everyone! Looking forward<br />

to seeing you all at my<br />

installation.<br />

<br />

With love, Rabbi Meeka &<br />

Dave Simerly (Roaring Point<br />

Waterfront RV<br />

Campground)<br />

Rabbi Meeka's Installation Event<br />

<strong>August</strong> 12th, 4:00pm - 8:00pm<br />

Location: Hopkins Farm Brewery (Just 2<br />

miles from the Temple on 155)<br />

Adults & Children of all ages welcome!<br />

Food, Entertainment, and music all included.<br />

Register here!<br />

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President's Message<br />

Mark Wolkow<br />

Big Surprise!<br />

This is a story that some of you have likely heard before. It happened<br />

some time in the late 1980’s. I was abound 30 and Pat and I had been<br />

married for a couple of years. Karen was a toddler; Diana was probably<br />

about one. We were in the Sanctuary for some kind of program and the<br />

topic had shifted to volunteer leaders. I had barely dipped my toe into<br />

any kind of role at the Temple, yet found myself at the end of Rabbi<br />

Block’s pointing finger, forecasting that one day I would be President of<br />

the shul.<br />

You can imagine my surprise. I grew up in a Conservative shul and was<br />

active in Youth Group, but had been almost completely removed from<br />

synagogue life from age 18 to 27(ish). I knew hardly anyone at <strong>TAS</strong>, and<br />

did not know the first thing about shuls and how they operated.<br />

Nonetheless, I soon became involved, was nominated for the Board of<br />

Trustees, and in 10-12 years found myself as Temple President. It is one of<br />

the best things to ever happen to me.<br />

<strong>August</strong> Service Multi<br />

Access Information<br />

and Links<br />


https://zoom.us/j/85758681892 * Meeting<br />

ID: 857 5868 1892<br />

Password: Shabbat23<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 4th<br />

Shabbat Service<br />

Live Streaming starts at 6:45pm<br />

In-Person service starts at 7:00pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 11th<br />

Shabbat Service<br />

Live Streaming starts at 6:45pm<br />

In-Person service starts at 7:00pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 18th<br />

Daven & Dine Service<br />

Live Streaming starts at 6:10pm<br />

In-Person service starts at 6:15pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 25th<br />

Shabbat Outdoor Service<br />

Live Streaming starts at 6:45pm<br />

In-Person service starts at 7:00pm<br />

Next month: How Temple and professional roles can be mutually<br />

beneficial.<br />

Shalom, Mark<br />

Temple Adas Shalom President<br />

^Monthly President's Video ^<br />

Did you miss a Shabbat?<br />

Visit our Virtual Experience<br />

page to view our recording<br />

archive.<br />

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RPC Message<br />

Melissa Immel & Mike Mullis<br />

Greetings From the Religious Practices Committee!<br />

"The High Holidays are approaching fast; can you believe it? The Religious<br />

Practices Committee is already hard at work planning and getting things<br />

ready for S'lichot (Sept 9), Rosh Hashanah (Sept 15-17), and Yom Kippur<br />

(Sept 24-25).<br />

Before you know it, we'll all be together welcoming 5784 as only Temple<br />

Adas Shalom can. And we could use YOUR help! Have you ever thought<br />

about being part of High Holidays and helping to make it a wonderful<br />

time for everyone? Contact Melissa (rpc@templeadasshalom.org) or Mike<br />

(musicdirector@templeadasshalom.org) and let us know you'd like to<br />

volunteer to assist and when you are available! There are many things you<br />

could do to help out from inside the Sanctuary to our Youth Services, and<br />

more! And remember, it's a Mitzvah!<br />

While we're on the subject of volunteering, the RPC is also in need of help<br />

during our Friday Night Services. Are you good with technology? Are you<br />

OK with technology? Are you interested in BECOMING good with<br />

technology? Well we want you! Come be a "Tech Lead"! The Tech Lead is<br />

in charge of making sure our Services stream to Zoom and YouTube as<br />

well as making sure everything sounds good in the Sanctuary. Contact<br />

Melissa or Mike if you are interested! We'll even train you!<br />

As well we also need Greeters! Someone at the door with a great smile<br />

and a hearty "Shabbat Shalom!" to greet the incoming service-goers. It's<br />

an easy job, but someone has to do it! Again, contact Melissa or Mike if<br />

you are interested.<br />

Until next month, stay cool and we'll see you at Shabbat Services!<br />

Melissa Immel & Mike Mullis, Your dutiful RPC co-chairs.<br />

<br />

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<br />

Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Sarah O’Donnell & Joel Yoffee<br />

A continued thank you to everyone who helps support our<br />

wonderful school!<br />

Happy <strong>August</strong>! First and foremost, we want to thank everyone for<br />

supporting the return of our annual Rummage Sale. Our school raised<br />

just over $2,000 from the event, and it was successful due to your<br />

donations, baked goods, monetary gifts, and volunteer hours!<br />


FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE: Every other month<br />

during the academic school year, Rabbi Meeka<br />

and Mike Mullis, choir director and music<br />

teacher, lead one Friday night service that is<br />

designed with families in mind. Family Shabbat<br />

nights begin at 5:30 pm with a child-friendly<br />

meal, and the service runs from 6:15 – 7:00 pm.<br />

Attending Family Shabbat is a great way to<br />

enjoy the company of friends, relax after a long<br />

week, and provide further understanding of<br />

Hebrew learning!<br />

TOT SHIRA: Each month during the school year Kehillah MAGNET<br />

welcomes families with children 5 and under to attend the Pre-K/K<br />

music class at our religious school. “Tot Shira” is a wonderful way to<br />

introduce little ones to our dedicated teachers and fantastic students.

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<br />

Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Continued<br />

YOUTH GROUP MEETING: This meeting is held monthly during the school year with teens in<br />

grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to build relationships and engage in discussions on<br />

various Jewish related topics. Refreshments are provided.<br />

Please check out the temple calendar for all upcoming events, and see you this fall!<br />

Joel Yoffee<br />

Kehillah MAGNET Religious<br />

School Committee Chair<br />

Sarah O’Donnell<br />

Kehillah MAGNET Religous<br />

School Principal<br />

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<br />

Upcoming<br />

Adult<br />

Educational<br />

Events<br />

Dessert Discussion<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 8th<br />

7:00pm - 9:00pm<br />

'Who by Fire' Book<br />

Discussion<br />

Sunday, September 30th<br />

10:00am - 11:30am<br />

Adult Education<br />

Brian Folus<br />

Dear Congregants,<br />

I hope everyone is having a great summer I have a few upcoming events to<br />

share with you. On Tuesday <strong>August</strong> 8 at 7:00 pm Robin Way will be<br />

presenting how to make some tasty New Year’s desserts. This is part of our<br />

Desserts & Discussion program, and will be both in-person at the Temple<br />

Kitchen and on Zoom. Members are encouraged to join Robin in the<br />

kitchen to view or help. Robin will be making New Moon Butter Cookies &<br />

Apple & Honey Phyllo Rolls, sounds delicious to me. Robin is a great teacher<br />

so this is an event you don't want to miss!<br />

On September 30 at 10:00 am we will have our next book discussion it will<br />

be Zoom only. This book is Who by Fire, by Matt Friedman. “It's the story of<br />

a young artist in crisis and a young country at war, and the powerful<br />

resonance of the chord struck between them. A beautiful, haunting book.”<br />

The story takes place during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. This is very timely as<br />

our High Holidays are approaching. Adult Ed committee member Denise<br />

Gordon will be leading this exciting discussion.<br />

On October 15, join us for a day trip to Philadelphia. The first stop is Beth<br />

Sholom synagogue, which is the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd<br />

Wright. Then on to downtown Philly for lunch, followed by a self-guided<br />

tour of the American Jewish History Museum. Please see the Calendar for<br />

more details and registration for this trip. Thankyou Adult Ed committee<br />

member Roz Spergel for arranging this trip.<br />

We truly hope you will join us for these upcoming events, and please send us suggestions and<br />

requests for topics, movies, or programs you would like the Adult Ed. Committee to provide for you.<br />

As always feel free to sit in on a meeting, just click on the<br />

link in the Calendar.<br />

Looking forward to hearing from you!<br />

S E L L I N G H O M E S S I N C E 2 0 0 5<br />

PH: 123-456-7890<br />

Shalom, Brian Folus<br />

Adult Ed. Chair

Sisterhood News<br />

Deborah Temple<br />

It seems like the cool weather of Autumn is a long way away, but it<br />

will be here before we know it! Our Sisterhood is planning some really<br />

great activities for the next year (5784, but who's counting?). And we<br />

are very excited to unveil our hard work at the Sisterhood Breakfast.<br />

Sisterhood Breakfast<br />

Our first event of the season will be the Sisterhood Breakfast on<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 26 from 10 am to 1 pm in our own lovely Social Hall.<br />

We will get together, eat, schmooze, catch-up, renew old friendships<br />

and make new ones. And we will excitedly see the first glimpse of our<br />

plans for the upcoming year. This is a free membership event open<br />

for all women.<br />

Sisterhood<br />

Events<br />

All our Sisterhood dates are<br />

posted on the Temple Calendar<br />

and appear in bright pink.<br />



Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 26th<br />

10:00am - 1:00pm<br />

Calling All College Students<br />

Actually all college students, Tech students, military members, or any<br />

newly out of the house young adults of Temple Adas Shalom... The<br />

Sisterhood would like to send you a small gift as a Rosh Hashanah<br />

greeting! But we can't if we don't have your name and new address.<br />

Email us at: sisterhood@templeadasshalom.org (or have your mom<br />

do it), and we will delightedly remember you in the mail! Let us know<br />

by September 10th so we can be sure to get them out in time for the<br />

New Year!<br />

This Ain’t your Bubbe’s Sisterhood!<br />

Our Sisterhood is a vibrant and multi-generational group of women,<br />

and we are ready to welcome you!<br />

Do you like the traditional aspects of Sisterhood? We’ve got that.<br />

Do you like the progressive aspects of the Sisterhood? We’ve got that.<br />

Are you looking for a place to find like-minded women? A group<br />

where you can discuss and confront today’s issues? A group who will<br />

support you through life’s ups and downs? Friends who will become<br />

mishpocha, who will smile at your simchas, and hug you through<br />

life’s mishegoss? Please join us because we need you, and you need<br />

us.<br />

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Sisterhood News<br />

Continued<br />

As always, our membership year is July 1st – June 30th so if it fits your budget to renew<br />

your membership or to join now, Pat Wolkow, our <strong>TAS</strong> SH treasurer will be available at the<br />

Sisterhood Breakfast to collect membership dues. If it doesn’t fit your budget this month,<br />

or just want to check us out, come to the breakfast and join later!<br />

The Sisterhood is always busy and buzzing with new plans, but we are never too busy to<br />

chat with you! You can email us at: Sisterhood@templeadasshalom.org or give us a call.<br />

Membership dues are $42/year, and we offer a discounted first year membership at<br />

$36/year for new members. Checks can be made out to <strong>TAS</strong> Sisterhood and given to Pat<br />

Wolkow or by PayPal at Ladies Auxiliary Harford Jewish CTR.<br />

We are members of WRJ check out regional activity: https://wrj/our-community/wrjdistricts/mid-atlantic.<br />

L'Shalom, Deb<br />

<strong>TAS</strong> Sisterhood President<br />

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Safety & Security<br />

Pat Wolkow<br />

High Holidays are nearly upon us. We have made great strides<br />

in improving the safety and security of our building. With the<br />

three grants that we have written and awarded over the recent<br />

years, we have filled many holes in our “safety net.” We have a<br />

few more grant dollars to use and are working on another<br />

grant request to fill outstanding physical gaps. Is there more<br />

that can be done? YES, and that involves you! Our safety net<br />

only works if we as a congregation use it properly.<br />



SO, WE CAN DO<br />


security@templeadasshalom.org<br />

Here is how you can do your part:<br />

· Wear your name badge so that volunteer greeters and other<br />

congregants and staff can identify you as a member of our<br />

congregation.<br />

· Add a few more funds to your annual pledge to cover needs<br />

that are not allowable by the grants.<br />

· Contact your security team, at the email address below, to<br />

request training on what to do to keep safe when visiting our<br />

campus.<br />

· Attend training sessions that are offered, to help you and<br />

those with you to be safe.<br />

· Join our team as extra eyes and hands.<br />

security@templeadasshalom.org<br />

- Pat Wolkow<br />

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Temple Adas Shalom’s <strong>August</strong> 2023 Calendar of Events

June 2023 – Donors<br />


Allison & Barry Baker<br />

Kevin & Lisa Bress<br />

David & Rayna Richardson (L'dor V'dor)<br />

Brian & Jill Schorr (L'dor V'dor)<br />

Charna & Rob Kinneberg (L'dor V'dor)<br />


Ellen & Ken Farkas<br />


Bette Bown - In memory of Nancy Natkin<br />

Janice Grant & Woodrow Grant Jr.<br />

Susan Cohen - In memory of Elliot Larkin<br />

Hyndel Kempler - In memory of Stuart Robinson<br />

Stephen & Patricia Marksamer<br />


Michele Plummer - In memory of Betty Almarez<br />


Michael Lasinski & Stacy Shertok - In memory of Thomas Lasinski<br />

Frank & Randi Chancey<br />

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Adele Freidman<br />

Anita Rosenzweig<br />

Barbara Chancey<br />

Camyah Beale<br />

Daniel Hurst<br />

Elise Schipper<br />

<br />

Mi Sheberakh * We Pray for Healing<br />

Fred Belkin<br />

Harriet Colman<br />

Harvey Malin<br />

Heather Mullis<br />

Marcy Schirloff<br />

<br />

Nancy Lever<br />

Natalie Litofsky<br />

Paula Mathai<br />

Philip Chancey<br />

Ray Lee<br />

Tami Light<br />

<strong>August</strong> 2023 - Yahrzeits Observed<br />

John Richardson<br />

Sigmund Gast<br />

Roslyn Linick<br />

Harry Shapiro<br />

Hyman Silver<br />

Marry Ann Thompson-Fotiadis<br />

Meyer Ostrowsky<br />

Sarah Paster Erlich<br />

Edwin Lanham<br />

Lawrence Kravitz<br />

Ron Szymanski<br />

Fannie Snyderman-Scherr<br />

Long Truong<br />

Harry Bress<br />

Joseph Gerber<br />

Annette Renard<br />

Blanche Fader<br />

Ethel Counts<br />

Charles Casazza, Sr.<br />

Michael Weinstock<br />

Samuel Greenberg<br />

Eda Yitta Ash|<br />

Louis Blumenthal<br />

Hyman Mendelson<br />

Joseph Pardo<br />

Martha Walton<br />

Rhoda Lyons<br />

Edward Langston<br />

Jack Wilensky<br />

Allan Shapiro<br />

Leon Mohr<br />

Morris Goldman<br />

Caring Note<br />

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Arnold Black<br />

Salman Menashe Kattan<br />

Cantor Aaron Breitbart<br />

Lorna Hutner Samuels<br />

Paulyne Gadberry<br />

Clyde Wetzler<br />

Edith Trager<br />

Ruth J. Davis<br />

Raymond Joseph Kowalski<br />

Shirley Shear Zion<br />

Bessie Gilden<br />

Betty Francis Siegal Glasser<br />

Bobbie Bress<br />

Louis Frank<br />

Elaine Singer<br />

Sara Denbver Wing<br />

William Brown<br />

Rose Sostrin<br />

Mae Aronovitz<br />

Rose Gusky Bronk<br />

Milton Solomon<br />

Shirley Snyderman Klein<br />

Gordon Stein<br />

Isidor Rosenfeld<br />

Jennifer Peterson<br />

Leah Brisker<br />

Bessie Passe<br />

Yvette Kravitz<br />

Daniel Noah Arnstein<br />

Gertrude Friedman<br />

Raymond Rosen<br />

Samuel Gindin<br />

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Caring is about both the simchas and healing through support and community.<br />

Is there a moment you would like to share, privately or publicly?<br />

<br />

We want to be there for you so please let us know.<br />

Email the Caring Committee at caring@templeadasshalom.org<br />

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