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December 2, 2013

posted Dec 10, 2013, 10:49 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 10:49 AM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of December 2, 2013


  1. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 12/6, 7 PM: CHANUKAH CELEBRATION, Potluck Dinner, Sing Along & Open Mic
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 12/7, 10 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayigash
  3. LOOKING AHEAD: Early Performers’ Service, Human Rights Shabbat, Vox Hebraicaand more!
  4. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children and Torah Study for Adults: Class on Tues. 12/3 this week
  8. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Greenberg & Konig in December; Heidi Latsky Dance, Estelle Levy’s Art; Louise Poster’s shows; AT Shows: Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Cuff Me, 50 Shades of GreyIt’s Just Sex, & Honestly Abe; June Stern. Dr. Dalita Rubenstein, Celeste Wiseblood, Valerie Brown, seek clients

This Week

  • CHANUKAH CELEBRATION: Friday, December 6th, Latke Party & Potluck Dinner, 6 PM, Sing Along Service, 7 PM, with Aron Bederson, James Besser, Judy Buchman, Fred Fastow, & Ira Shimshi. Open Mike 8:30-10 PM. We will be joined by members and clergy of The New Synagogue. Please bring a dairy/veggie dish to share & bring your talents! We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Albert Jack Nadel (12/7), Sydney Goldfarb, (12/7), Chana Waldman (12/10). Sally Gerity Sponsors the Oneg Shabbat.
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, December 7, 10:30 AM: Parashat Vayigash. All are invited.

Looking Ahead

  • Human Rights Shabbat, Friday, December 13th at 7 PM.
  • Shabbat Service for the Performing Community, 2nd Fridays at 6 PM. Next Service 12/13.
  • Next Children’s Service: 6:30-7 PM on 12/20; All are invited!
  • 3rd Shabbat Torah Chanting, Saturday, 12/21. Please contact Rabbi Jill to Chant Torah
  • Announcing a New Concert Series: Vox Hebraica opens its inaugural season at The Actors' Temple with a double bill featuring the renowned NYC-based Klezmer bands, Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, Friday, 1/10. 9 PM. Tickets $15; $10/Stu/Srs,; APAP & Actors' Temple members/congregants Free or by donation.
  • Tu B’Shevat Seder, Friday, January 17th, 6:30 PM. Seder, Music, and Dinner.
  • Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Gonzalez, Saturday, January 18th.


  • WEEKLY TORAH STUDY for Adults: Class on Tues. 12/3 this week. Join us most Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street. Reading the Book of Exodus.
  • Hebrew School for K-5 Mondays at 4 PM; Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing.

Thank You, Donations, and Giving

  • Thank you to the Stimpson-Cornfield Family on the Bar Mitzvah of Ned Stimpson, and for the Kiddush sponsored by Ned’s family.
  • Thank you to Michael Verdel and Carlos Ramirez who represented the synagogue and delivered packages to homebound seniors with Dorot.
  • Special thanks to Barbara Bova and others for setting up and cleaning up our Shabbat services. We really appreciate your help. Thank you to Daniel Miller for maintaining 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..

Health and Healing

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, Elinor & Wendy Rosenthal, and Alan Bandler. We pray they will be well again soon.

Yahrzeit and Kaddish

  • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Kislev): Albert Jack Nadel (12/7), Sydney Goldfarb, (12/7), Chana Waldman (12/10) 12/6; Abraham Lieberman (12/18) 12/13.
  • We recall for Kaddish: Dorothy Platt, Louis Strowman, Michael Rubenstein, Louis Salko, Beatrice Friedman, Roselyn Kessler, Bernard Thaler, Joshua Caruso, Lila Ruth Diamond, Mark Landers, Lorraine May Rubenstein, John Nicholson, Alfonso Ragland, Helen Turner, Ted Tedeschi, Marilyn Rosenthal, Jan Berger, Fred Winters, Herschl Koblenz, Linda Bockhold, Arnold Rosner.

Noteworthy Events

  • Chanukah at the Metropolitan Room, with Bob Greenberg, Russell Fischer, Elli the King of Broadway & others; 12/2, 7 PM & 12/5, 9:30 PM; $18 Cover + 2 Drinks, 34 W. 22nd, 212-206-0440. Reservations suggested.
  • Mike Fine, Bob Greenberg, Dave Konig, Nancy Lombardo & others at STAND UP NY - Benefit for The Eleanor Roosevelt School, Tkts $50 plus 2 drinks, 12/9, 7 PM.
  •  Dave Konig, 12/12, Garden City Country Club & 12/31, Poconuts, Swiftwater Pa
  • Heidi Latsky Dance performs a new work at West End Theatre, 1/24-26, Soaking Wet series, 263 W. 86th St. (B’way - W. End). Tickets $20, $15 artists/stu/srs.  
  • Vox Hebraica, A new Jewish Music Series, opens its inaugural season at the Actors' Temple: a double bill featuring the renowned NYC-based Klezmer bands, Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, 1/10, 9 PM.
  • Thanks to Russ Weatherford, who took great photos of our 2013 Broadway Benefit, put them on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIRwWUeaE_Y&feature=share&list=UUyZ6wWGwueei5tn6ruL7F-g
  • Paula Marcus & The New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, 12/17 for Christmas favorites, old and new. 
  • Phyllis & Mark Marmer of Katz Jewelers will donate 10% of sales/repairs to the temple, for members. 212 697-0655, 237 Park Ave. (46th), specializing in watch & jewelry repair and custom work.
  • Marjorie Conn's Chanukah & Holiday Open Mic Party 12/4, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Jersey Shore LGBT Center, 66 S. Main St., Ocean Grove, NJ.  $5.00 benefits Ocean Grove/Asbury Park’s Beach kittens.
  • Estelle Levy’s works, Amer. Soc. Contemp. Artists, The Highline, 508 W. 26th St., 5th Flr, Hours: Tues.-Sat.11- 6., Thurs.11- 8, & Berkeley College, 255 Duffield St, 9 AM-8 PM Thurs-Sat.
  • Louise Poster sings Tues-Fri at L’ybane Restaurant & at Broadway Thai. Sat-Mon.’s. No Covers, 1 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, 212 496 6484, available for big cleaning projects. 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.
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!