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August 12, 2013 (as-is)

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Announcements – Week of August 12, 2013

www.theactorstemple.org * info@theactorstemple.org * 212-245-6975

339 West 47th Street, New York, NY  10036

Mailing Address: PO Box 2620, NY, NY  10108









v      SHABBAT: Friday, 8/16, 7 PM, Shabbat Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat

v      SHABBAT Morning, Saturday, 8/17, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat

v      LOOKING AHEAD: Honoring Volunteers, Holy Days, and more.

v      EDUCATION: New Hebrew School Teacher for September; Adult classes resume in October




v      NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Randie Levine-Miller’s Sept. event;  Stone & Stone’s shows; Affordable Co-op taking applications; Estelle Levy, Florence Cohen Celeste and Wiseblood in art shows;  Steve Louise Poster sings weekly; AT Shows: Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Cuff Me, 50 Shades of Grey, It’s Just Sex, & Honestly Abe; June Stern. Dr. Dalita Rubenstein, Celeste Wiseblood, Valerie Brown, seek clients.



  • SHABBAT, Friday, August 16th, 7 PM: Service, Discussion, and Oneg Shabbat. We commemorate the Yahrzeit of: Bernard Butenkant (11).
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 AM, Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Ki Tetze.



  • Service to Honor All our Volunteers: Friday, August 23rd. All who regularly volunteer will be honored. Oneg sponsored by the Synagogue in their honor. Lilly Galperin will play piano before the service.
  • Baby Naming for Francesca Lesh, daughter of Sharyn Rothstein and Jeffrey Lesh, Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 AM. Oneg sponsored by Alan and Marilyn Rothstein, Francesca’s proud grandparents.
  • Shabbat Selichot: Harry Ellison speaks on the Immediacy and Wonder of Selichot and the Poetry of Forgiveness, Friday, August 30th, 7 PM.
  • Come Celebrate the Holy Days with us! Holy Days information will be posted on our website and sent out by mail soon. Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday, 9/ 4, 7 PM. First and Second Days: Thursday 9/5 and Friday 9/6, 10 AM. The Creative Service is the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Free Service for the Community, Thursday 9/5 at 7:30 PM. Tashlich on Friday, 9/6 after the Creative Service; Kol Nidre is Friday, 9/13 at 6:30 PM. Yom Kippur is Saturday, 9/14, 10 AM. Yizkor at 1 PM; Mincha and N’ila at 5:15. Break the Fast at 7:45. Children’s Services provided for both holidays. Cantorial Intern Aron Bederson returns to assist Rabbi Jill. A spiritual beginning for your New Year! No one is ever turned away.
  • Broadway Blessing, Monday, September 9th, 7 PM, Little Church Around the Corner, 1 East 29th Street, with: Melissa Errico, Christiane Noll,  Rich Swingle, and Rabbi Jill.
  • Peace Day Party Live, Times Square, Saturday, September 21: Noon-12:30 PM; produced by Paul Sladkus. Early service, 10 AM so we can participate in the worldwide moment of silence for peace & sing-a-long.
  • Children’s Services for the Fall: 6:30-7 PM on 10/18 & 12/13; 10-10:30 AM on 11/16. All are invited!
  • Anyone wishing to receive an aliyah or read a section of Haftarah in English for the Holy Days, or participate in the Creative Service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, please contact Rabbi Jill.



  • Actors’ Temple Hebrew School Open School Night for current and prospective parents and kids, Monday, September 16th, 6:30 PM. Come meet our new teacher! Find out about Children’s Shabbat Services too.
  • Our new Hebrew School teacher is Phyllis Marmer, whose son went to PPAS, in the neighborhood and who has extensive experience teaching kids about Judaism. Classes begin on September 16th.
  • Hebrew School for K-5 Mondays at 4 PM; Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing. Hebrew School website, by Noah Hichenberg. If there is sufficient demand, we will have a second class for the younger grades.
  • WEEKLY TORAH STUDY for Adults: Resumes in October. Join us Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street. Reading the Book of Exodus.



  • Thank you to Phyllis Malamud for a donation in fond memory of Alfonso Ragland, "Nachas," the longtime custodian of the temple.
  • Special thanks to David Bier, Barbara Bova, Michael Verdel, and others for setting up and cleaning up our Shabbat services. We really appreciate your help. Thank you to Daniel Miller for the website.
  • Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat or a Musical Service in honor of any Life Cycle event such as: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Births, Graduations, Aufruf, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, or any Simcha or event.
  • A leaf on our Tree of Life Plaque, is only $180. Chair Plaques can be personalized and donated.
  • Please also consider remembering The Actors’ Temple in your will. We are available for Memorial Services and we have Cemetery Plots in New Jersey. Please call or email.



R'fuah Sh'lema to: Milton Platt, Adela Svei, Judith Tedeschi, Dalita Rubenstein, Phyllis Malamud, Matt Clark, Ronnie Eulau, Lois Libien, David Belsky, Maya Demri, Joseph Kashangaki, Alan Bergman,  Zell Schwartzman, Mark Kigler, Liz Strickoff, Sally Gerity, Carole Elfman, Steven Gellman, Fred Winters, Marjorie Conn, and Ruth Krausman. We pray they will be well again soon.



  • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Av and Elul): Bernard Butenkant (11), 8/16; Jeanette Claire Youner (17) Samuel Tobin (20), Rebecca Klinger’s Mother (21), 8/23; Belle Butenkant (24), Gregory Jackson (25), Sara Buchman (26), Goldie Cohen (28), Harry Waldman (28), 8/30.
  • We recall for Kaddish: Miriam Levine, Samuel Tobin, Howard Strowman, Shirah Kober Zeller. Dorothy Platt, George Greenstein, Louis Strowman, Michael Rubenstein, Menashe Benyaminov, Louis Salko, Roselyn Kessler, Bernard Thaler, Joshua Winfield Caruso, Lila Ruth Diamond, Mark Landers, Lorraine May Rubenstein, John Nicholson, Alfonso Ragland, Helen Turner, Ted Tedeschi, Marilyn Rosenthal.



  • Randie Levine-Miller’s Broadway Showstopper Divo’s – A Swell Party, Monday, 9/16, 7 PM, Metropolitan Room, http://metropolitanroom.com/show.cfm?id=92947.
  • Stone & Stone Shows: 8/12, 9:30 PM, The Creek & Cave, LIC; 8/15, 8 PM, Sunny Atlantic Beach Club, LI; 8/21, 9:30 PM, Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22 St, & 10:30 PM, The Stand, 239 Third Ave, 8/24, 9 PM, Rockwells, Pelham; 8/26, 8 PM, The PIT, NYC, 8/27, 10:30 PM, 54 Below, NYC; 8/28, 9 PM, Lucky Jacks, NYC.
  • New Affordable Co-ops on West 52nd St., Park Clinton, taking lottery applications til 9/10. contact Rabbi Jill.
  • Estelle Levy & Florence Cohen show work: Women in the Arts Exhibition, Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. at 65th Street, 8/2-27, Mon/Wed:  11-6; Tues/Thurs: 10-6, Fri/Sat: 10-5; Reception Sat. 8/3, 2-4:30.  Also Home & Habitat Exhibit, begins 8/1-8/27. Many other artists including Marcia Ostwind and Caroline Sun.
  • Celeste Wiseblood has 3 pieces in an art show, Creative Center, 2nd Fl, 6/21- 9/1, reception 6 - 8 PM, 6/21, 273 Bowery (btw Stanton & E.Houston).
  • Louise Poster sings at Lybane Restaurant Tues. & Fridays, 9-12, 709 8th Ave.(44-45)212-582-2012; Mondays with the Rick Bogart Trio, The Hudson Eatery, 601 W. 57th St.(11th-12th Aves.) 6:30-9:30 PM, One drink min.
  • AT Theatre’s shows: It’s Just Sex (about marriage), Cuff Me, 50 Shades of Grey, a parody of an infamous book, also Black Angels Over Tuskegee, & (for kids) Honestly Abe. Telecharge.com or 212/239-6200.
  • Valerie Brown is available for cleaning projects (closets, stoves, refrigerators). Call Rabbi Jill for Valerie’s contact information. Dr. Dalita Rubenstein seeking psychotherapy clients (sliding scale), 212-627-8624; June Stern seeking tutoring students, Pre-K to 5th.Celeste Wiseblood seeking hypno/psychotherapy clients 917-833-8885.