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December 9, 2013

posted Dec 10, 2013, 2:16 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 2:16 PM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of December 9, 2013

  1. Early SHABBAT PM Service, 12/13, 6 PM; Regular Friday Service, 7 PM: Human Rights Shabbat & Oneg
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 12/14, 10 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayigash
  3. LOOKING AHEAD: New Jewish Music Series: Vox Hebraica, Tu B’Shevat Seder, and more!
  5. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children Mondays and Torah Study for Adults Wednesdays
  9. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Greenberg & Konig in December; Heidi Latsky Dance, 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

  • SHABBAT Early Service for the Performing Community, Friday, December 13th, 6 PM. All are invited.
  • SHABBAT, Friday, December 13th at 7 PM: Human Rights Shabbat & Oneg. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Susan Beck (11), Marion Griffel (12), Elsa Langfelder (13), Abraham Lieberman (12/18).
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, December 14, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg, Parashat Vayechi.

Looking Ahead

  • 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. 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, and Dinner.
  • Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Gonzalez, Saturday, January 18th.

Welcome New Members

We welcome Barbara Gold and Scott and Brenda Morrow to The Actors’ Temple family. Thank you for joining!


  • WEEKLY TORAH STUDY for Adults: Join us Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street. Reading the Book of Exodus. Class meets this Wednesday, 12/11.
  • Hebrew School for K-5 Mondays at 4 PM; Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing.

Thank You, Donations, and Giving

  • Thank you to all those who performed, officiated, and helped in countless ways at our Chanukah Celebration, including but not limited to: Aron Bederson, James Besser, Judy Buchman, Fred Fastow, & Ira Shimshi; Rabbis Roger Ross and Scott Matous, Cantor Jeanie Kwartler; Barbara Bova and the Felds.
  • Thank you to Andrew Alkon, Susan Alschuler, Isaac Blech, Stuart Bloom, Suzanne Brandau, Florence Cohen, Mark & Carol Cohen, Jamie deRoy Gruber, Barbara Dinoff, Marietta Estrin, Dan & Norma Feld, Susan Frisch, Sally Gerity, Jane Goldman, Steven Greenstein, Yael Halaas, Eric & Stacey Jawitz, Vaclav & Maria Jelinek, Gary Kaplan, Susanne Katchko, Bonnie Kellen, Alan Kifferstein & Joan Finkelstein, Carol Kochman & Alan Wasser, Terri Kravetz, Wendy Levitt-Karlin, Jenny Libien, Mike & Lois Libien, Caroline Lieberman, Phyllis Malamud, Daniel Miller & Aimee Beyda, Carol Ostrow, Joan Ramer, Carlos Ramirez, Carole Robbins,  Alan & Marilyn Rothstein, Judith Seif,  Stephanie Sloane, David Spegal, David & Sylvia Steiner, Charles Vermont, Michele Walker, Eric Weinberger, Rhonda Weinberger for your kind donations.
  • Thank you to Sally Gerity for sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat on Friday to honor her Father’s Yahrzeit.
  • 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–Tevet): Susan Beck (11)  Marion Griffel (12) Elsa Langfelder (13), Abraham Lieberman (12/18), 12/13; Harry Schwartz (18), Gladys Hertzig Pollack (19), Vincent Bova (19) Walter J. Karp (20); Mortimer Solomon Libien (21), Father of Shirley Lauro (22), 12/20; Frieda Simon (24), Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Bertram Kay (29), 12/ 27; Milton Brownstein, (Jan) 1/3; David Rosner (1/17), Emily Rantz (1/17) Father of Su Nissan (1/22); 1/17; Charles Teitelbaum (1/25) Jonas Speciner (1/27), Edward Helf (1/30) 1/24.     
  • 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

  • Mike Fine, Bob Greenberg, Dave Konig, Nancy Lombardo & others in Comedy Benefit for Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Monday,12/9, 7 PM, Stand-Up New York, 236 W. 78th St., Tickets $50 plus 2-drink min.
  • 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.  
  • Jackie Hoffman in Hebe for the Holidays, Joe’s Pub, 12/20-24, 7:30 PM, 425 Lafayette St., 212-967-7555.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!