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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 />

5<br />

6<br />

7-9<br />

10<br />

12<br />

13<br />

15<br />

26-28<br />

29<br />

President's Message<br />

RPC Message<br />

Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Adult Education<br />

Sisterhood News<br />

Safety & Security<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Calendar of Events<br />

December 2023 -<br />

Donors<br />

Contents<br />

Mi Sheberakh<br />

Recently Passed<br />

<strong>February</strong> 2023<br />

Yahrzeits Observed<br />

F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 4 | 2 2 N D O F S H ’ V A T 5 7 8 4 - 2 0 T H O F A D A R I<br />

Rabbi Meeka’s Musings<br />

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

Obviously, we live in challenging times: war raging in Israel/Gaza and other parts of<br />

our aching world; we constantly hear news about elections, these candidates and<br />

others fighting among themselves here in our beautiful United States of America.<br />

Perhaps just living right now through darker days, at times very cold weather (even for<br />

me!), may make “being outdoors” a bit more of a challenge to some of us, and to<br />

others, feeling the “Winter Blues”<br />

And speaking of “cold winters”, as many of you know, before I left for Israel on 12/19/23,<br />

I held a fundraiser: buying warm winter coats, to be purchased in Israel for my brother<br />

Amit Levin’s IDF unit of mostly drafted Reserves men and women.<br />

בא״פ Amit and other specialists in his unit (IDF's Heavy Machinery Instructors called<br />

BA”F, acronym for בסיס אימון פיקודי )Bah-ssis I-mun Pi-ku-die,<br />

Base for Commanders Training), never imagined they would<br />

have to remain drafted through the cold winter months.<br />

As I am writing this article, Amit is still serving in the IDF.<br />

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Rabbi Meeka's Musings<br />

Continued<br />

Needless to say how grateful the entire unit is to YOU my friends: here is a message to TAS via clip made by Amit and<br />

his friend Dan…<br />

CLICK HERE<br />

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Thanks to an amazing outpour of love, cards, concern and so many congregants’ contributions and support - I had<br />

some funds left, which allowed me to support another important cause in Israel: an organization called<br />

#BringThemHomeNow, which is a volunteer-based organization, solely focused on bringing our hostages back home,<br />

to their families. Many of the hostages are children, women, and the elderly.<br />

By purchasing 100 Solidarity military Tags both in Hebrew and English, which say: “Bring them home now. Our hearts<br />

are captive in Gaza.” Those of you, kind congregants, who contributed to this fundraiser, please check your mail in the<br />

next few days: if you have not received an envelope with a ‘thank you’ note and a disk or 2, as a token of my<br />

appreciation – please let me know. I have many leftovers, happy to share!<br />

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Rabbi Meeka's Musings<br />

Continued<br />

Also while visiting Israel, I had the opportunity (privilege actually), to volunteer time along with my sister Merav, and<br />

Niece Coral at Moshav Ne’ot Sadeh in the Sharon part of Israel, an agricultural community that focuses on seasonal<br />

produce. As so many agriculture workers (from Thailand, African countries, Cambodia etc) left Israel when the war<br />

broke out in Israel on 10/7/23, our agricultural communities were all facing a dire need for help.<br />

I was awe-struck witnessing the number of Israeli volunteers, of all ages (including retired seniors, mid and high<br />

school kids, entire classes actually, and people from all walks of life), who came from different parts of Israel, each for<br />

as many days and hours as they can, to help Israeli agriculture, and our farmers.<br />

We packed and bought strawberries for all our family members and friends!!!<br />

Needless to say, that though “life” in Israel has been moving forward, and everyone have been doing their best to<br />

volunteer, and get back into a sense of “normalcy,” since 10/7/23 there has been a constant undertone of fear and<br />

worry; the number of fallen soldiers in Israel is rising daily, and our 130 hostages are nowhere near being discovered, or<br />

brought back to their families.<br />

My beloved congregation: yes, this newsletter article is mostly about Israel, but as someone who believes in true and<br />

all-encompassing peace, I will also say here that my heart breaks each and every time I hear about innocent lives lost,<br />

on both sides: Israelis as well as Palestinians.<br />

Our Torah teaches us that “Whoever sheds the blood of a person, by another person shall his blood be shed, for God<br />

made man in God’s own image” (Genesis 9:6)<br />

“Though shall Not Murder” (Exodus 20:13)<br />

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Rabbi Meeka's Musings<br />

Continued<br />

In other words, we were ALL created be’Tzelem Elohim, in God’s image, and human life is sacred, because from its<br />

beginning it involves the creative action of God.<br />

There is NEVER a justification for senseless, unnecessary killing, especially of innocent children, women and children.<br />

Never.<br />

While I am keenly aware of the pain and sorrow each Jewish person experiences when we learn about our own slain<br />

men, children, and women, we must also never forget about the highest of our values: the preservation of innocent<br />

lives.<br />

We must keep our hopes for peace between two aching People: both Israelis and Palestinians: above all politics, as an<br />

Israeli I know how similar in nature and origin both People are. We must never stop yearning for peace, and we must<br />

never stop working towards it: within ourselves, our communities, and our aching world.<br />

Am Yisrael Chai!<br />

With love<br />

Rabbi Meeka<br />

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President's Message<br />

Mark Wolkow<br />

What the World Needs Now<br />

As the song goes, “… is love, sweet love. No not just for some, but for everyone”. You don’t<br />

have to go to your phone to look it up … this song was released on April 15,1965 (my 8th<br />

birthday), had lyrics by Hal David, music composed by Burt Bacharach, and was first<br />

recorded by Jackie DeShannon. We at TAS are providing love - by bringing aid to those in<br />

need in Israel, and in the Ukraine, and in our own country and State, and right here in<br />

Harford County. With the new year upon us, I’d like to spell out exactly what kind of love<br />

we need here at Temple Adas Shalom. From us and to us. The love we need comes in<br />

many forms and for the most part, we just need to do some more of what we are already<br />

doing.<br />

We need a little more help on the Board of Trustees. Specifically, we need people to<br />

step up to volunteer for Board Secretary and the Chair of the Adult Education<br />

Committee. Neither requires extensive time, and qualifications to assume these duties<br />

are nominal. Please consider these opportunities.<br />

We need a little more help with our Annual Giving. Annual pledges should cover<br />

our operating budget. Please consider increasing your pledge for <strong>2024</strong>. Our<br />

average pledge per family must be approximately $2400 for us to break even, and<br />

this does not cover occasional capital expenses like new HVAC systems and roofs.<br />

We need a little more help for several of our committees. These typically involve a small<br />

amount of time – perhaps a couple of hours per month – but make a huge difference in<br />

our ability to serve the membership well. In addition, you will get to meet and engage<br />

with other members of the Temple, which will make your TAS experience all the more<br />

meaningful.<br />

November Service<br />

Multi Access<br />

Information and Links<br />

Please note that streaming will be<br />

done via YouTube.<br />

YouTube links for all of our services<br />

can be found on our calendar. No<br />

passcodes are required. Past and<br />

present services and other events<br />

can also be found on our YouTube<br />

channel.<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 2nd<br />

Shabbat Service<br />

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

7:00pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 9th<br />

Shabbat Torah Service<br />

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

7:00pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 16th<br />

Daven & Dine Service<br />

Live Streaming starts at 6:00pm-<br />

6:15pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 23rd<br />

Debbie Friedman Tribute Shabbat<br />

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

7:00pm<br />

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

Please contact me or any other Board Member to volunteer your time and talent, or<br />

simply to have a conversation about TAS and where specific needs can be met.<br />

On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, we thank you for being a part of this incredible<br />

organization. Hope to see you soon.<br />

Shalom,<br />

Mark Wolkow<br />

YOUTUBE LINK FOR<br />

SERVICES<br />

https://www.youtube.com/@<br />

templeadasshalom/streams<br />

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RPC Message<br />

Melissa Immel & Mike Mullis<br />

Happy winter to everyone!<br />

Happy winter to everyone! The cold and the snow has swept through our little<br />

Shul in Havre de Grace and it will be some time before we see any signs of<br />

spring. But there is still plenty going on at Temple Adas Shalom!<br />

On <strong>February</strong> 9th we will be celebrating with the Kolstad family the Bar Mitzvah<br />

of Henry! We hope everyone will come and be part of Henry's journey into<br />

Jewish Adulthood!<br />

Join us for our "Daven and Dine" service on on <strong>February</strong> 16th at 6:15pm, as<br />

Linda Needel, Mike Mullis, and the TAS Choir lead a shortened service followed<br />

by gathering together for dinner at Island Spice in Edgewood.<br />

Deb Temple is hosting a Havdallah service at their home in Abingdon. Keep an<br />

eye on the TAS Calendar for more information.<br />

As you can see we have a lot going on, and something for everyone! And that's<br />

just the beginning! We have a great year ahead of us here at TAS. And if you<br />

would like to be part of the group that plans these engaging and spiritual<br />

services and activities, come join the RPC! Contact Melissa Immel or Mike Mullis<br />

for more information.<br />

B'Shalom,<br />

Melissa Immel & Mike Mullis, RPC Co-Chairs<br />

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Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Sarah O’Donnell & Joel Yoffee<br />

Shalom Temple Adas Shalom Community!<br />

The new calendar year started out with our annual<br />

“MLK Mitzvah Day” thanks to Adas Shalom Temple<br />

Youth (ASTY) advisor and Social Action Chair, Alison<br />

Filicko. Students participated in a school wide<br />

Mitzvah Day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The<br />

day began by reading the beautiful story,<br />

Something from Nothing, by Phoebe Gilman. Based on the Yiddish<br />

folktale, the story shares the tale of Joseph and the many transformations<br />

of Joseph’s beloved blanket that his grandfather made him as a baby. The<br />

story set the scene for the students’ activity, making fleece blankets for<br />

"Project Linus." Project Linus provides handmade blankets to children 0-18<br />

in the United States who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.<br />

Our Pre-K/K students used our blanket “extras” to create dog toys that will<br />

be donated to a local animal shelter. Extra thanks go out to Joshua Larkin,<br />

Emily Harrison, Alexa McAndrew, Jason Allen, and our wonderful Kehillah<br />

MAGNET teachers who helped to make the day a success<br />

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Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Continued<br />

The Purim Carnival is set to take place on Sunday, March 17, <strong>2024</strong>, from 12:00 to<br />

2:00 pm. Please reach out to Sarah O’Donnell (principal@templeadasshalom.org)<br />

if you are interested in helping to plan, volunteer, or donate to this exciting event!<br />

Attention: Tzedakah Recipients and Match Opportunity<br />

The Kehillah MAGNET school community has voted, and the<br />

results are in! Over the course of the 2023-<strong>2024</strong> academic<br />

year, we will be using our tzedakah funds to support the<br />

Jewish National Fund (JNF) – USA Aid to Israel.<br />

In addition to raising money on an international level, we are looking for<br />

congregants to match our tzedakah total and help us to donate tzedakah locally<br />

to Anna’s House (or an organization of their choosing). Anna's House serves<br />

families and chronically homeless adults through several different program<br />

options. The purpose of the program is to support some of the most vulnerable<br />

people in achieving permanent housing, increasing life skills geared toward selfsufficiency,<br />

and reducing barriers that may have contributed to periods of<br />

homelessness.<br />

REGULAR PROGRAMMING:<br />

TOT SHIRA: Each month during<br />

the school year Kehillah MAGNET<br />

welcomes families with children<br />

ages 5 and under to attend the<br />

Pre-K/K music class at our<br />

religious school. “Tot Shira” is a<br />

wonderful way to introduce little<br />

ones to our dedicated teachers<br />

and fantastic students. Our next<br />

Tot Shira of the year will be on<br />

Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 25, <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

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Kehillah MAGNET<br />

Continued<br />

FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICE<br />

Every other month during the<br />

academic school year, Rabbi<br />

Meeka and Mike Mullis, music<br />

teacher and director, lead one<br />

Friday night service that is<br />

designed with families in mind.<br />

Family Shabbat nights begin at<br />

5:30 pm with a child-friendly meal,<br />

and the service runs from 6:15 –<br />

7:00 pm. Attending Family<br />

Shabbat is a great way to enjoy<br />

the company of friends, relax after<br />

Adas Shalom Temple (ASTY) Meeting:<br />

a long week, and provide further<br />

ASTY is held monthly during the school year<br />

understanding of Hebrew<br />

with teens in grades 7-12. This school year, the<br />

learning. Stay tuned for our next<br />

program is being led by TAS congregants,<br />

Family Shabbat Service!<br />

Alison Filicko and Joshua Larkin. Our teens are<br />

currently planning their first Esports<br />

competition and redesigning the teen lounge.<br />

They are also working closely to support our<br />

social action initiatives in the synagogue. ASTY<br />

will help to lead our upcoming Martin Luther<br />

King Jr. Mitzvah Day on Sunday, 7th, and their<br />

next meeting will be on Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 11th<br />

from 10:45 – 11:45 am.<br />

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

Joel Yoffee<br />

Kehillah MAGNET Religious School Committee Chair<br />

Sarah O’Donnell<br />

Kehillah MAGNET Religous School Principal<br />

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Upcoming<br />

Adult<br />

Educational<br />

Events<br />

Jewish Philosophy & Rituals<br />

on Death & Dying<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 13th<br />

12:00pm - 1:30pm<br />

Changing Wisdoms of Loss &<br />

Renewal<br />

Sunday, March 10th<br />

10:00am - 12:00pm<br />

Changing Wisdoms of Loss &<br />

Renewal (VIRTUAL ONLY)<br />

Wednesday, March 13th<br />

10:00am - 12:00pm<br />

Adult Education<br />

Brian Folus<br />

Dear Congregants,<br />

We have a several exciting events coming up and I sincerely hope you will join us. On<br />

Tuesday <strong>February</strong> 13th we will have our first Lunch & Learn of <strong>2024</strong>. Our topic is Jewish<br />

Philosophy and Rituals on Death & Dying. Our presenter will be Eliza Feller, Director of<br />

Advanced Planning with Sol Levinson, and Rabbi Meeka will be there to answer your<br />

questions. Although a hard topic to face, we believe that this will be a worthwhile<br />

discussion for everyone. This will be presented on Zoom. The link is on the Temple<br />

Calendar.<br />

Rabbi Meeka will continue to teach her Torah study class, "Tea and Torah". This informative<br />

and interactive class will be held on the Library. The class is free, but Rabbi is asking people<br />

to register. A link is on the calendar. Even if you missed the initial classes, feel free to<br />

register and join the class.<br />

Here are the class meetings:<br />

<strong>2024</strong><br />

Jan 28 9:30-10:30 Apr 7 10:00 - 11:00<br />

Feb 4 10:00 - 11:00 Apr 21 10:00 - 11:00<br />

Feb 11 10:00 - 11:00 Apr 28 10:00 - 11:00<br />

Feb 25 10:00 - 11:00 May 5 10:00 -11:00<br />

Mar 3 9:30-10:30 May 19 9:30-10:30<br />

Beginning in March Dr. David Dirlam will be offering a class on Changing Wisdoms of Loss<br />

and Renewal. Life is full of loss. Renewal is uncertain. Losses may be as great as the love of a<br />

lifetime or as small as a favorite object. They may involve loss of relationship or a dream.<br />

They may be surprising or long anticipated, void, or replaceable, permanent, or recoverable,<br />

identifiable, or vague. The accompanying anxiety, depression, loneliness, or insomnia may<br />

be transient or deep. People may renew in days, decades, or never. Dr. David is offering the<br />

first In-person class on Sunday March 10th at 10:00AM - 12:00PM , in the Temple Library<br />

and a Zoom session on Wednesday March 13th at 7pm, the link is in the calendar.<br />

We will be offering a film night soon and picking a new book to read and discuss.<br />

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

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

provide for you.<br />

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

Looking forward to hearing from you!<br />

Shalom,<br />

Brian Folus<br />

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Sisterhood News<br />

Deborah Temple<br />

Winter has arrived - after more than 2 years without a good snowfall,<br />

January outdid itself! Hopefully, you and yours are warm, happy, and<br />

healthy.<br />

The TAS Sisterhood has begun the new (secular) year with big plans and lots<br />

of fun on tap. The Sisterhood Board met to review the first half of our year,<br />

and discuss ways to grow in membership, engagement, and events<br />

culminating in a more successful TAS Sisterhood future. Afterall, we’ve<br />

heard, “This is not your Bubbe’s Sisterhood!”<br />

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EVENTS<br />

On <strong>February</strong> 3rd, Marcia and Rayna will go above and beyond to host our<br />

annual Chick Flick. Whether you were with us at our Paid-up dinner or if you<br />

missed that night, you’ll want to be sure to attend this follow-up movie<br />

event: Frida! This will be a Mexican-themed night to remember with a<br />

catered dinner by Baldwin Meals.<br />

Sisterhood<br />

Events<br />

All our Sisterhood dates are<br />

posted on the Temple Calendar<br />

and appear in bright pink.<br />

Chick Flick Night<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 3rd<br />

5:00pm - 9:00pm<br />

Women’s Event<br />

Saturday, March 9th<br />

10:00am - 12:00pm<br />

March winds bring in the International Women's Day on March 9th from<br />

10:00-12:00 in the TAS Social Hall. While our Sisterhood community is doing<br />

well, many other women in Harford County struggle every day. Our<br />

program will include a look at women in the past, present, and future. It will<br />

provide insight to the services that are available to women and families-inneed<br />

in Harford County. We are planning to on powerful guest speakers<br />

and loads of information at this delicious brunch event. This Social Action<br />

event will be informative and highlight where we can be more present both<br />

individually and as a group to make a difference in the lives of others. There<br />

is a free event for members and $10 for nonmembers; however, an RSVP is<br />

required. Please RSVP to sisterhood@templeadasshalom.org to be sure<br />

we have adequate food and seating available.<br />

There is an enclosed flyer for donation information to SARC and Tabitha’s<br />

House. Donation boxes will be available near the Gift Shop before the event<br />

and additional donations will be collected at the event.<br />

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Sisterhood News<br />

Continued<br />

FUNDRAISING<br />

Our largest fundraiser of the year is The Purim Project. This fundraiser keeps our budget afloat and<br />

allows us to provide funds to our kids in the Kehillat Magnet and camper/ASTY scholarships, Temple<br />

Adas Shalom, and our wider community. Please volunteer to be a part of the planning, building, and<br />

distribution by calling Pat or Marcia, or sending an email to sisterhood@templeadasshalom.org for<br />

more information. We will begin the Purim Basket process on <strong>February</strong> 12th, followed by packaging<br />

on March 13th, and distribution March 17th through the 22nd. This project is necessary for our<br />

success and more hands make for less work, besides that we always have a good time when we are<br />

together. Please be generous with your time and your donations honoring your friends and loved ones<br />

at Temple Adas Shalom.<br />

MEMBERSHIP<br />

If you are not a member of the Temple Adas Shalom Sisterhood, yet, or you haven’t gotten around to<br />

renewing your membership, it is not too late! Join now by reaching out to us at<br />

sisterhood@templeadasshalom.org. All women are welcome, and our programming just keeps<br />

evolving and expanding!<br />

If you are a member and want to be more involved, we are working on building committees now.<br />

Please share your talents and your ideas with us! From outreach and communication to events and<br />

social initiatives – we need you because “this is not your Bubbe’s Sisterhood,” this is your Sisterhood!<br />

Shalom,<br />

Deborah Temple<br />

Sisterhood President<br />

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Safety & Security<br />

Pat Wolkow<br />

Security Team News<br />

Thank You to all attendees of the January double training event! We<br />

were pleased to have 30 folks in attendance.<br />

Folks shared these big take aways:<br />

The importance in wearing name tags.<br />

Awareness of all possible exits for “Running.”<br />

Awareness of places to “Hide.”<br />

Ideas for weapons in each area of the building for “Fighting”<br />

Rally Points are only good for Fire Emergencies; with active<br />

shooter, if running, run until you are out of site of the campus or<br />

building.<br />

Learned how to break out windows.<br />

More than 30 people can fit in the robing room (off the bimah) to<br />

hide!<br />

Examples of suspicious activity<br />

SEE SOMETHING?<br />

SAY SOMETHING!<br />

SO, WE CAN DO<br />

SOMETHING!<br />

security@templeadasshalom.org<br />

…and more! Members with a Purple dot on their name tag were<br />

trainees and can assist you with questions or direct you to security<br />

team members for answers.<br />

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We are in the planning stages for First Aid/AED/CPR certified training,<br />

which will be held on Feb 24th, starting with breakfast at 8:30 a.m.<br />

and the approximately 4 hour program beginning at 9:00. We will<br />

arrange an enhanced opportunity for “Stop the Bleed” with an On-<br />

Line program to be followed up in the above training session. We<br />

already have 6 attendees from our ELC. Grant funding will cover most<br />

of the training fee which is $100 per person. We will have openings for<br />

at least 20 additional attendees at $20 per person. Flyers with more<br />

information will be posted around the building and online. If<br />

interested, you may contact us at the Security email address:<br />

security@templeadashalom.org.<br />

If you see something …Say something!<br />

security@templeadasshalom.org<br />

-Pat Wolkow<br />

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Staff Member Spotlight<br />

About your Administrator<br />

By DeNae Harmon<br />

In my 30 years of living, I have worked for 14 companies in 25 different positions, and that<br />

doesn’t include my volunteer work. I have been here at Temple Adas Shalom for the last two<br />

and a half of those years and added two new position titles as ELC Director and now<br />

Administrator. I now have my first office that was only for me. As someone fairly young and<br />

not degreed, it has taken me an immense amount of hard work to reach the position that I<br />

am in now and prove that I am capable. My work means a<br />

great deal to me, and I have spent a great many hours of my<br />

life devoted to it, often working multiple jobs at a time<br />

(even now). That said, I certainly keep busy in my personal life<br />

as well.<br />

Outside of the office, I spend a great deal of time with my<br />

family. In my own home I have my husband, Jeffery, our<br />

daughter, Evelyn, a dog and two cats. Over the years we have<br />

done countless sports and activities and taken in both animals<br />

and humans alike that needed a place to live. We often play<br />

video games, watch anime, and enjoy day trips to the mall and<br />

the movies whenever we can. I was raised very<br />

unconventionally and truly by a village, leaving me with 8<br />

siblings and more than one set of parents. Between<br />

those siblings, my husband’s 4, and close friends I have<br />

amassed 8 nephews and 2 nieces so far. I was raised with<br />

6 sets of grandparents and still am lucky enough to have many<br />

of them in my adult life. I get together with many of these<br />

family members for game nights and activities regularly and<br />

maintain many close relationships.<br />

In my limited free time, I have several groups of friends<br />

with whom I have regular girls’ nights and events. When<br />

I’m not with them I am likely reading a book<br />

(or listening to one) or taking a nap. I enjoy the arts - especially<br />

plays, music, museums, and creating both written and<br />

visual art. With my busy schedule, though, it is not often I am<br />

able to partake of those particular joys. Those are the<br />

highlights, but if ever you would like to chat more about me, or<br />

what’s going on with you or at the Temple, I am only a phone<br />

call away.<br />

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Temple Adas Shalom’s <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong> Calendar of Events


December 2023 – Donors<br />

BUILDING FUND (L'dor V'dor)<br />

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

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

Kevin & Lisa Bress<br />

Kathleen Lazarski<br />

Jayne Klein<br />

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund<br />

Brenda & David Jaffe<br />

Barbara & Thomas Lasinski (In dedication of the naming of her granddaughter Judith Celeste Lasinski)<br />

Mark & Patricia Wolkow<br />

Jayne Klein<br />

Mickie (Mollie) Sachs<br />

Marcia & Neil Buchness<br />

Ann & Brad Cogan<br />

Richard & Rhonda August<br />

Justin Davis & Rachel Laskin<br />

Charna & Rob Kinneberg<br />

Arthur & Denise Gordon<br />

Andrea & Michael Herrin<br />

Robert & Linda Topol<br />

Debbie Delaney<br />

Barrie & Bradford Davis<br />

David Brown & Carol H. Mohr<br />

Jessica & Daniel Hurst<br />

Debra & Lee Tannenbaum<br />

Mark & Barbara Schirloff<br />

Alena & David Schwaber<br />

Ellen & Ken Farkas<br />

Paula Mullis<br />

Irwin Rosenfeld<br />

Stephen & Patricia Marksamer<br />

Toby Merriken<br />

Rayna & David Richardson<br />

RELIGIOUS PRATICE DONATION<br />

Melissa Immel & Vadim Mzhen - In memory of Sue Rudick<br />

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Hanukkah 8 Days of Giving<br />

Robert & Linda Topol<br />

Rob & Charna Kinneberg<br />

Mickie (Mollie) Sachs<br />

Rabbi Meeka Simerly<br />

David Brown & Carol H. Mohr<br />

Karen & Fred Edeson<br />

Social Committee Chair<br />

Mark & Patricia Wolkow<br />

Denise & Arthur Gordon<br />

Debbie Delaney<br />

Stephen & Patricia Marksamer<br />

Fred & Roslyn Belkin<br />

Jessica & Jean Piwovar<br />

Rabbi Gila & Paul Ruskin<br />

Brett & Deborah Temple<br />

Diane Berkman<br />

Sarah & Niall O’Donnell<br />

Danni & Andrew Lebson<br />

Elise & Michael Woods<br />

Barrie & Bradford Davis<br />

Mark & Patricia Wolkow<br />

Toby Merriken<br />

Anne & Jason Ritterstein<br />

Lisa Johnson<br />

Patricia & Kevin Snyder<br />

Selma Wolkow<br />

Terry Weiner & Herb Abrams<br />

December 2023 – Donors<br />

HJC General Fund<br />

Kevin & Patricia Snyder (In dedication of Patricia Wolkow’s Birthday)<br />

Janice Grant & Woodrow Grant Jr.<br />

Alena & David Schwaber<br />

Sam Meyer & Pam Gwaltney<br />

David Brown & Carol H. Mohr<br />

David & Brenda Jaffe<br />

Mark & Louanne Calvin<br />

Melissa Immel & Vadim Mzhen<br />

Mark & Patricia<br />

Senior Lunch Group<br />

Kehillah MAGNET RS Fund & ELC Donations<br />

Toby Merriken (In dedication of Patricia Wolkow’s Birthday)<br />

Jessica & Jean Piwovar<br />

Ashira & Ashiq Quabili<br />

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December 2023 – Donors<br />

Marvin Kravitz Scholarship Fund<br />

Deborah Kravitz<br />

High Holiday Donations<br />

Kathleen Lazarski<br />

Social Income<br />

Jessica & Daniel Hurst<br />

ONEG Fund<br />

Felice & Gregory Repas<br />

Alena & David Schwaber<br />

Danni & Andrew Lebson<br />

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Mi Sheberakh * We Pray for Healing<br />

Amelia Parsons<br />

Anita Rosenzweig<br />

Barbara Chancey<br />

Elise Schipper<br />

Fred Belkin<br />

Harvey Malin<br />

Heather Mullis<br />

Marcy Schirloff<br />

Marcy Werde<br />

Nancy Lever<br />

Natalie Litofsky<br />

Ray Lee<br />

Steve Nohowel<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong> - Yahrzeits Observed<br />

Raynard Frank<br />

Richard Kolchin<br />

Claire Geller<br />

Elaine Graff<br />

Ralph Karlin<br />

Millie Haas Sang<br />

Doris H. Budner<br />

E. Jonny Graff<br />

Sol Richard Shipley<br />

Alan Longmuir<br />

Eve Pardo<br />

Esther Bloom<br />

Sylvia Rosenfeld<br />

Joseph Michael Fine<br />

George Vogel<br />

Mary Getz<br />

Leonard Rosenberg<br />

Max Friedman<br />

Hannah Hirsch-Cohen<br />

Joanne Barlia<br />

Rev. Joseph Gast<br />

Nicholas Wing<br />

Kate Blumenthal<br />

Rebecca Brown<br />

Joseph Harry Klein<br />

Bella Mendelson<br />

Mickey Simerly<br />

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Dr. Irvin Wachsman<br />

LaVetta Goldman<br />

Paul Norman Vogelhut<br />

Ronald Kushner<br />

Richard Merriken<br />

Phillip Bernheim<br />

Selma Newman Wortman<br />

Samuel Kravitz<br />

Barbara Zion-Keyser<br />

Martin Cohen<br />

Ellis Fine<br />

Rose Holtzman<br />

Steve Stewart<br />

Albert Newman<br />

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Caring Note<br />

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 />

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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