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January 21, 2013

posted Jan 23, 2013, 4:01 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 4:01 PM by Ezrath Israel ]

Announcements – Week of January 21, 2013

What’s Happening

  • 2 Trips: To Deli on Monday 1/21 and to Jewish Films on Thursday 1/24.
  • SHABBAT Evening, Friday 1/25 Tu B’Shevat Seder & Dinner, Begins Early at 6:30; With Music
  • SHABBAT Morning, Saturday, 1/26: Service, Discussion, and Oneg Shabbat
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Purim Spiel 2/23, Shabbat Across America 3/1; Pesach 2nd Seder 3/26
  • NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Auditions for Puppet Theater; Audition Coaching/Showcases; Estelle Levy’s Art, Dave Konig in NYC, AT in Houston Chronicle; Louise Poster sings weekly, AT Broadway Benefit now on YouTube; Adon Olam Video on YouTube; AT Shows; Fried Chicken and Latkes, Black Angels. & Honestly Abe, AT Theatre; June Stern. Dr. Dalita Rubenstein, Celeste Wiseblood, seek clients.

About The Actors’ Temple

  • The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel is: a place where spirituality meets creativity; progressive and egalitarian; eclectic and post denominational; welcoming and inclusive; a place for community, friendship, prayer, learning, and deeds of loving kindness.
  • Visit our Facebook Page and give us a “Like” a/k/a the Thumbs Up! Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman has started her own Blog where she is posting her sermons. The Adon Olam Video, produced by Judy Buchman, is here on YouTube.
  • Visit our Online Store where you can buy Tickets to many of our major events, Memberships, leaves on our Tree of Life plaque, AT tee shirt, or the book "The Rabbi on 47th Street", a memoir about the history of the synagogue.


This Week

  • Trip to the Deli: Steve Greenstein leads us to the Bronx, Monday, January 21, 2:45 PM, for a neighborhood tour of Kingsbridge, stopping at an Entenmann’s Outlet, and owner-operated Loeser’s Deli, serving the best Brisket & Pastrami in NY. Please RSVP to Rabbi Jill. Meet at the front of the uptown #1 train at 59th Street, leaving at 3 PM Sharp! Bring money for dinner & cakes (& a shopping bag). Options to go ice skating for those who wish, after the Deli or to a Gospel concert at 6, for MLK B’day.
  • Jewish Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater, January 24, 6 PM: Let's Dance (Israeli Dance Groups) & Life In Stills (saving imp. photos); Please contact Florence Cohen: gloco27@verizon.net or 212 645-4610 for more information. $14.50 adults, $10.50 seniors, for each evening; 165 W. 65th St.
  • SHABBAT Evening, Friday, January 25, Begins Early, 6:30 PM: Tu B’Shevat Seder: Musical Service, Mystical Seder and Dinner. Come to celebrate the New Year of the Trees, around a community table and sample the native fruits of Israel. By voluntary donation, with Judy Buchman, Aron Bederson and pianist James Besser. Lilly Galperin plays piano during dinner: A Journey with a Song: songs from Spain, The Americas, France, Italy, and Austria. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Charles Teitelbaum (1/25) Jonas Speciner (1/27), Edward Helf (1/30) 1/25.
  • SHABBAT Morning, Saturday, January 26, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Beshallach.

    Looking Ahead

    • Barbara Nathan Sponsors the Oneg Shabbat on Friday, February 1, in memory of her Mother, Emily Rantz’ 1/17 Yahrzeit and 100th Birthday on 1/23; and friend, Harry Chrysostomas’ Yahrzeit 2/11.
    • Purim Celebration: Original Purim Spiel. Service, and much hilarity on Saturday, February 23, 7 PM, written by Bob Greenberg and acted by professional comedians and actors.
    • Shabbat Across America, Friday March 1, 6 PM: Potluck Dinner and Learner’s Service.

    Adult Education

    • WEEKLY TORAH STUDY: Join us Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying the Proverbs in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street.
    • Hebrew School for K-4; registration for Fall 2012. Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing. Hebrew School website, by Noah Hichenberg.

    Thank You

    • Thank you Iris Pagan for sponsoring Friday’s Oneg in memory of her Mother, Helen Karp.
    • Thank you to Torah Chanters: Daniel Benyamin, Harry Ellison, and Peter Tedeschi.
    • Thank you to Florence Cohen and Michael Verdel, for coordinating the Package Delivery to Jewish Seniors through Dorot and to volunteers: Andrew Alcon, David Blacksher, Barbara Bova, Florence Cohen, Daniel Constant, Sally Gerrity, Christopher Johnson, Estelle Levy, Jane Lipnitsky, Barbara Nathan, Philip Rosenbaum, Claudette Telfair, Susan Vaughan, Michael Verdel, and Damen Walls.
    • Special thanks to Barbara Bova, Michael Verdel, David Bier, Ira Shimshi, Peter Tedeschi, and others for setting up and cleaning up our Shabbat services. We really appreciate your help.
    • Thank you to Daniel Miller for all his work on the website each and every week.

    Donations and Giving

    • 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. We welcome the celebration of all your Life Cycle events!
    • 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, Su Nissan, Phyllis Malamud, Matt Clark, Ronnie Eulau, Lois Libien, David Belsky, Maya Demri, Joseph Kashangaki, Mark Landers, Eliyahu Goldsmith. We pray they will be well again soon.

    Yahrzeits and Kaddish

    • We send our deep sympathy to Dalita Rubenstein, whose brother, Michael Rubenstein recently passed away. We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Tevet) Charles Teitelbaum (1/25) Jonas Speciner (1/27), Edward Helf (1/30) 1/25.
    • We recall for Kaddish: Dan Levine, Tom Hall, Mitchell Fastow, Steven Paul Goldberg, Helen Karp, Miriam Levine, Samuel Tobin, Howard Strowman, Shirah Kober Zeller. Dorothy Platt, George Greenstein, Louis Strowman.

    Noteworthy Events

    • Auditions: The Whole Megillah: A Sexy Shadow Puppetshow Purimspiel. Seeking Performers to learn Shadow Puppetry and/or Puppeteers; performances at Beth Elohim Synagogue, Park Slope, 2/22; Rehearsals 2/1-22. Pay: $100; seeking Showgirl, Puppeteers, Musicians; randy.puppets@gmail.com
    • Seth Bisen-Hersh offers $10 off on audition coaching in Jan. & extra $10 off for Jan. referrals; he has auditions for spring showcases, Thurs, 1/24. 212-265-0932; seth@sethbh.com.
    • Estelle Levy’s Art: Uphill Gallery, Dobbs Ferry 1/3-27; Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, 1/26-2-24.
    • Comedians Dave Konig, Michele Balan, Cory Kahaney, Max Alexander, & Melvin George: Wed. 1/23, 7PM, Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., $15, http://www.mjhnyc.org/calendar.html#hava.
    • Louise Poster sings at Lybane Restaurant Tues. & Fridays, 9-12, 709 8th Ave.(44-45)212-582-2012
    • Link to Houston Chronicle Article about The Broadway Benefit, Rabbi Jill and Actors’ Temple.
    • Link to New York Times Article about Actors’ Temple.
    • Actors’ Temple Broadway Benefit clips now on YouTube.
    • Interfaith Trip to Israel, with Rabbi Roger Ross, 3/4-3/16, info at HeartofFaithPilgrimages.com.
    • The Adon Olam Video, produced by Judy Buchman, is here on YouTube (or search for "actors temple adon olam"). Pass it around to your email lists.
    • AT Theatre’s shows Fried Chicken & Latkes (with Rain Pryor, on being Black and Jewish):  Mon., 7PM, Sat., 2:00 PM, Sun., 4:30 PM; Siren’s Heart (about Marilyn Monroe). Tickets $39.50, Telecharge.com or 212/239-6200; also Black Angels Over Tuskegee, & (for kids) Honestly Abe.
    • 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.
    • Lila Pollack, educated at Eastman & Royal Academy, London, seeking violin students, in fun, friendly lessons, flexible fees. Good with children, will travel to your home. Call 718-856-3418.

    Have a wonderful and blessed week!

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    Mailing Address: PO Box 2620, NY, NY 10108
    Phone (212) 245-6975 ● Fax (212) 586-3025

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