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November 18, 2013

posted Nov 19, 2013, 9:45 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 9:45 AM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of November 18, 2013

  1. BROADWAY BENEFIT! 11/18, 7 PM. Please support your synagogue and have a great time!
  2. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 11/22, 7 PM: Service, Speaker Carol Lempert, & Oneg Shabbat
  3. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 11/23, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Sponsored Oneg, Parashat Vayeshev
  4. LOOKING AHEAD: Chanukah, Human Rights Shabbat, 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; 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.


  • BROADWAY 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, Deborah Grausman, Valerie Lemon, Dana Lorge, William Michals, Barbara Minkus, Mark Nadler, Lee Roy Reams, Eric Rudy, Camille Saviola, Lauren Schaffel, Marilyn Sokol, & Karen Wyman; 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.
  • SHABBAT, Friday, November 22, 7 PM: Service, with speaker Carol Lempert, & Oneg Shabbat. Carol’s Topic is: BOUNCE your way to less stress. Build resilience and cope with change in 6 simple steps. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Florence Belsky (19), Mr. Rinsler (21), Rebecca Naomi Barrie, Bernice Helf (23), and Bessie Ziffer.
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, November 23, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayeshev, Mark & Carol Cohen sponsor the Oneg Shabbat in honor of Carol’s Birthday.


  • Friday, November 29: Third night of Chanukah. A regular service, with Chanukah Candle lighting.
  • 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, with Aron Bederson, James Besser, Judy Buchman, & Ira Shimshi. Open Mike 8:30-10 PM. Please bring a dairy/veggie dish to share & bring your talents!
  • Human Rights Shabbat, Friday, December 13th at 7 PM.
  • 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; 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 Phyllis Marmer for teaching the children the wonderful songs and prayers for Friday’s service and for being there too! Thank you to Rabbi Stanley Abotsi for speaking on Friday; Thank you to Torah Chanters Daniel Benyaminov. Harry Ellison, and Marty Kerner.
  • Thank you to Joseph & Elinor Rosenthal and Ellis Nassour for your kind donations. We are very grateful!
  • Special thanks to Barbara Bova, Carlos Ramirez, David Bier, 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 extend our deep sympathy to Irene Rosner David on the passing of her brother, Arnold Rosner. We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–(Kislev): 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
  • 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,
  • 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.