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December 23, 2013

posted Dec 23, 2013, 4:20 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Dec 23, 2013, 4:20 PM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of December 23, 2013

  1. SHABBAT PM, Friday 12/27, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 12/28, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg, Parashat Vayera
  3. LOOKING AHEAD: New Jewish Music Series: Vox Hebraica, Tu B’Shevat Seder, and more!
  4. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children Mondays; No Torah Study this Wednesday.
  8. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Stone & Stone, Heidi Latsky Dance, Women’s Talent Show, Jackie Hoffman, Louise Poster’s shows; 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

This Week

  • SHABBAT PM, Friday, December 27th at 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Frieda Simon (24), Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Bertram Kay (29).
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, December 28th at 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayera.

Looking Ahead

  • 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. This series has been created and is curated by Marina Kifferstein.
  • Shabbat Service for the Performing Community, 2nd Fridays at 6 PM. Next Service 1/10.
  • Tu B’Shevat Seder, Friday, January 17th, 6:30 PM. Seder, Music by James Besser, Piano, and Dinner.
  • Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Gonzalez, Saturday, January 18th.
  • Next Children’s Service: 1/24 at 6:30 PM.


  • WEEKLY TORAH STUDY for Adults: No class this Wednesday, 12/25 & next Wednesday 1/1. Join us other Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street. Reading Leviticus.
  • Hebrew School for K-5 Mondays at 4 PM; Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing.

Thank You, Donations, and Giving

  • Thank you to Marina Kifferstein, violin, for the lovely music on Friday and for creating the New Jewish Music Series, Vox Hebraica. Thanks to Torah chanters: Daniel Benyamin, Harry Ellison, and Marty Kerner.
  • Thank you to: Barry Berg, Barbara Bova, Mark & Carol Cohen, Justin & Renee Greenstein Abraham & Esther Mussafi, Louise Poster, Arthur Reiter, Zell Schwartzman, Jeffrey Stimpson & Jill Cornfield, Arthur Ziffer for your kind donation. We appreciate them so very much.
  • 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: Valerie Brown, 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–Tevet: Frieda Simon (24), Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Bertram Kay (29), 12/ 27; Martha Shyatt Libien (1Shevat), Mitchell Fastow (2), Hinda Belsky (4) Bertha Libien (6), Katelin Fried Stark (7) Charles Peimer (8) 1/3; Philip Greenberg (14) Meyer Libien (15) 1/10; Rebecca Horbund (18); Ruth Langfelder Harris (21), David Rosner (1/17), Father of Su Nissan(1/22), Emily Rantz (1/17), 1/17; Abraham Diamond, Albert Rothstein, Edward Helf (25), Charles Teitelbaum (1/25), Jonas Speciner (1/27), 1/24; Frances Friedman (29), Barry Linden (29), Irving Lerner (29), Jenee Bandler (30), 1/31. Gertrude Speciner (2/11), Harry Crysostomas, 2/7; Natalia Galperin, 2/21.        
  • We recall for Kaddish: Michael Rubenstein, Beatrice Friedman, Louis Salko, 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, Regina Reznik, Herschl Koblenz, Linda Bockhold, Miriam Silver, Arnold Rosner.

Noteworthy Events

  • The Stone and Stone Show, 12/30, 8 PM, The PIT, 123 E. 24th St., (Park – Lex), $10 Tickets, no drink min.
  • Jackie Hoffman in Hebe for the Holidays, Joe’s Pub, 12/20-24, 7:30 PM, 425 Lafayette St., 212-967-7555.
  • 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.
  • Tomatoes Got Talent: Randie Levine-Miller & Cheryl Benton present the first talent show for women over 40: those who were pros and those in other fields. Apply www.thethreetomatoes.com/talent.html  by 1/4 for audition on 1/11 & show on 1/21 at Stage 72/Triad.
  • 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.
  • 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!