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January 7, 2013

posted Jan 9, 2013, 10:05 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Jan 23, 2013, 4:02 PM by Ezrath Israel ]

Announcements – Week of January 7, 2013

What’s Happening

  • SHABBAT Evening, Friday, January 11, 7 PM: Service and Oneg Shabbat
  • SHABBAT Morning, Saturday, January 12, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Trip to a Deli; Winter Package Delivery, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Jewish Films, and More!
  • EDUCATION: Wed. Torah Study Class Wednesdays, 7:30, uptown.
  • NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Heidi Latsky new work,  Audition Coaching/Showcases; Estelle Levy’s Art, Marjorie Conn’s Play;  Dave Konig in NYC, AT in Houston Chronicle; Last Seder discounted; Louise Poster sings weekly, AT Broadway Benefit now on utube; Adon Olam Video on Youtube; AT Shows; Siren’s Heart, 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

  • SHABBAT Evening, Friday, January 11, 7 PM: Service and Oneg Shabbat. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Bertram Kay (29), Milton Brownstein, (Jan).
  • SHABBAT Morning, Saturday, January 12, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg, Parashat Va’eira. Rabbi Robert Teixeira will officiate on Shabbat morning. Rabbi Jill returns next week.

    Looking Ahead

    • 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; location: 165 W. 65th St.
    • Winter Package Delivery with Dorot: Sunday, January 13, 10-12. Contact Florence Cohen to help (gloco27@verizon.net).
    • Trip to the Deli: Steve Greenstein leads us to the Bronx for a neighborhood tour, stop at an Entenmann’s Outlet, and Loeser’s Deli, serving the best Pastrami in NY. Meet at the front of the uptown #1 train at 59th Street on Monday, January 21, 4 PM. Bring money for dinner & cakes (& a shopping bag).
    • Tu B’Shevat Seder, Friday, January 25, 6:30 PM. Musical Service, Mystical Seder and Dinner. By voluntary donation, with pianist James Besser. Anyone wishing to perform thematically related music please email Rabbi Jill. Volunteers wishing to bring fruits, nuts (dates, oranges/tangerines, pomegranates, olives, carob, almonds, walnuts, grapes, peanuts, raisins, red & white wine, red and white grape juice, please contact Rabbi Jill to offer to bring one item. Lilly Galperin plays piano during dinner.

    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 to our many Donors: Jeanne Akers, Andrew Alkon, Sanford Batkin, Judith Buchman, Mark & Carol Cohen, Marc Feinson, Karen Feld, Susan Frederick, Adrian Ginsburg, Deborah Grausman, Michael Harel, Ira Helf, Stephen Hoffman, Magda Katz, Annette Kerchner, Carol Kochman & Alan Wasser, Judith Kuriansky, Esther & David Laventhol, Jenny Libien, Mike & Lois Libien, Ginger Propper, Paxton Quigley, Norma Rosenberg, Carol Scibelli, Judith Steir, Damon Straub, Julie Waslyn, Elke of W. 47th St. Block Assoc. We appreciate all your donations.
    • Special thanks to Barbara Bova, Michael Verdel, David Bier, 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, Eliyahu Goldsmith. We pray they will be well again soon.

    Yahrzeits and Kaddish

    • We send our deep sympathy to Dalita Rubenstein, whose brother passed away last week.
    • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Tevet) Molly Hammer (29), Isa Greenberg (29), Bertram Kay (29), Milton Brownstein, (Jan) 1/11; David Rosner (1/17), Father of Su Nissan (1/22), 1/18; 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

    • HeidiLatskyDance’s open invited rehearsal of a new work: 1/14, 2:45 PM, New 42nd St. Studios, 229 W. 42 St. RSVP: Dev. Dir. Jamie Jung; jamie@heidilatskydance.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 showing 2 works: 1/8-19, Highline Loft, 508 W. 26 St. # 5D. Reception 1/12, 2-4:30; also Uphill Gallery in Dobbs Ferry 1/3-27, and Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, 1/26-2-24.
    • Marjorie Conn performing in her own play, At A Snail’s Pace, Snowballs Festival, Saturday, 1/19, 3 PM, 81 White Street.  More details at http://snowballsfestival.wordpress.com/
    • 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.
    • The Last Seder, discounted, thru 1/13, Theater 3, 311 W. 43 St., 3rd Flr., code FRIEND1 for $16 tickets: Thurs.– Sat., 8 PM, (also 12/3 & 19) Sun. 3 PM (also 12/12 & 19), A dysfunctional family...just like yours!
    • 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.
    • Louise Poster sings at Lybane Restaurant Tues. & Fridays, 9-12, 709 8th Ave.(44-45)212-582-2012
    • 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!

    The Actors’ Temple ● 339 West 47th Street ● New York, N.Y. 10036
    Mailing Address: PO Box 2620, NY, NY 10108
    Phone (212) 245-6975 ● Fax (212) 586-3025

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