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November 11, 2013

posted Nov 18, 2013, 10:19 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 10:19 AM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of November 11, 2013

  1. PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE BENEFIT! Please support your synagogue and have a great time!
  2. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 11/15, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat + Children’s Service at 6:30 PM
  3. 3rd SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 11/16, 10:30 AM: Torah Service, Discussion, & Oneg, Parashat Vayishlach
  4. LOOKING AHEAD: Broadway Benefit, Chanukah, and more!
  5. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children and Torah Study for Adults
  9. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Broadway Benefit;  Dave Konig;s new show, Joan Jaffe’s FOOD; Bob Greenberg in 2 shows; Free Staged Reading; Estelle Levy’s Art; Louise Poster sings weekly; 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.


  • REMEMBER TO PURCHASE TICKETS for the benefit! Call, fax, email, or sign up online!
  • Please post on Yelp that you liked last year’s Benefit and are coming! http://www.yelp.com/events/new-york-the-jewish-american-songbook
  • Children’s Shabbat Service, Friday, November 15, 6:30 PM.
  • SHABBAT, Friday, November 15, 7 PM: Service, & Oneg Shabbat. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Loretta Austin, (15), Marilyn Finkelstein (15), Esther Seif (18).
  • 3rd SHABBAT AM, Saturday, November 9, 10:30 AM: Torah Chanting Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayishlach, with chanters Daniel Benyaminov. Harry Ellison, and Marty Kerner.


  • BENEFIT: Randie Levine-Miller presents “The Jewish American Songbook, “ our  fabulous Broadway Benefit, Monday, November 18, 7 PM, starring: Isaac Blech, Stephen Bogardus, Bernard Dotson, Beth Fowler, Deborah Grausman, Jackie Hoffman, Valerie Lemon, Dana Lorge, William Michals, Barbara Minkus, Mark Nadler, Lee Roy Reams, Eric Rudy, Lauren Schaffel, Marilyn Sokol, & Martin Vidnovic; Music Director Paul Chamlin. Tickets: $125, Show Only; $275 Show, VIP/Cast After-Party at Tony's Di Napoli, 147 West 43rd St.; Patron, $1,000 includes 2 tickets + After-Party + Dinner for 2 at a fine NY restaurant. To reserve call 212-362-3616, email accentonbcast@aol.com, or send check to The Actors’ Temple, PO Box 2620, NY 10108.  Credit cards accepted by phone and online: www.theactorstemple.org.Tickets held at the door.
  • Saturday, November 23: Mark & Carol Cohen sponsor the Oneg Shabbat to honor Carol’s Birthday.
  • Saturday, November 30: Bar Mitzvah of Ned Stimpson, 10 AM. Luncheon after the service. All are invited.
  • CHANUKAH celebration: Friday, December 6th, Latke Party & Potluck 6 PM, Sing Along Service 7 PM, Open Mike 8-10 PM. Please bring a dairy/veggie dish to share & bring your talents!
  • 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 (changed date); All are invited!


  • 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.
  • Hebrew School for K-5 Mondays at 4 PM; Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing.


  • Thank you to Ada Nicolescu for speaking on, the Black and the Green at Friday’s Kristallnacht Service.
  • Thank you to Barbara Bova, Florence Cohen, Elena Brun, Ruben Gruenewald, Peter Ilowitz, Frances Kaplan, David Labiner, Ellen Levine, Martin Feldman, Norman Feldman, Gail Novick, Ronald Pasekoff,

Helen Rosenbaum, Sandy Rosenberg, Carla Singer, Michael Wagner for your kind donations

  • 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.


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.


  • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–(Kislev): Loretta Austin, (15), Marilyn Finkelstein (15), Esther Seif (18) 11/15; Florence Belsky (19), Mr. Rinsler (21), Rebecca Naomi Barrie, Bernice Helf (23), Bessie Ziffer 11/22; Mother of Shirley Lauro (27), Jacob Svei (27), 11/29; 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.


  • Randie Levine-Miller presents The Jewish American Songbook our Broadway Benefit: 11/18th, 7 PM
  • Bob Greenberg does Kultured Kramden in The Gong Show Live, Cutting Room, 11/12, 7:30 PM. code CAST for 1/2 price, ($17.50); gongshowlive5.brownpapertickets.com, Also FREE Stand-Up in UKE RUMBLE IV, 11/14, 7 PM, 317 E. Houston St., 212-673 6270. (No Cover/No Min.)
  • Dave Konig in: Love in the Middle Ages, 11/15-17; 21-23, Stage 72, 158 W 72nd St., 212-362-2590.
  • Joan Jaffe's FOOD, 11/30, 12/1, 7 PM, Don't Tell Mama 343 W. 46th St., $20 Cover + 2 Drink Min, Syn Discount,
  • Jan Handler’s art in Allied Artist of America show, Gramercy Park South (20th St), 11/8-16, Reception 11/16, 2-4
  • Susan Horowitz’ SSS…WITCH! Free Staged Reading,11/16, 4:30 PM, TAI, 150 W. 30 St,14th Flr, (6th-7th Av) RSVP: drsue@drsue.com.
  • 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.