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November 25, 2013

posted Nov 27, 2013, 6:18 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 10:24 AM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of November 25, 2013


  1. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 11/29, 7 PM: Service with Chanukah Candle Lighting & Oneg Shabbat
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 11/30, 10 AM: Bar Mitzvah of Ned Stimpson, Parashat Miketz
  3. LOOKING AHEAD: Chanukah, Human Rights Shabbat, and more!
  4. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children and Torah Study for Adults: No Class 11/27 & 12/4
  8. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Stone & Stone, Heidi Latsky Dance, Joan Jaffe’s FOOD; Estelle Levy’s Art; Louise Poster’s shows; 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

This Week

  • SHABBAT CHANUKAH, Friday, November 29, 7 PM: 3rd night of Chanukah. A regular service with Chanukah Candle lighting. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Shirley Lauro’s Mother, Jacob Svei (27).
  • Early SHABBAT AM, Saturday, November 30, 10 AM: Bar Mitzvah of Ned Stimpson & Kiddush sponsored by the Cornfield-Stimpson Family, Parashat Miketz. All are invited.

Looking Ahead

  • CHANUKAH CELEBRATION: Friday, December 6th, Latke Party & Potluck Dinner, 6 PM, Sing Along Service, 7 PM, with Aron Bederson, James Besser, Judy Buchman, Fred Fastow, & Ira Shimshi. Open Mike 8:30-10 PM. We will be joined by members and clergy of The New Synagogue. 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: No Class 11/27 & 12/4. Meeting Tues. 12/3. 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, Donations, and Giving

  • Thank you to Randie Levine-Miller for a fabulous Broadway Benefit! We can never express our deep gratitude. Thank you to all the marvelous performers: 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, & Paul Chamlin, and to so many others who made it possible. Special Thanks to Larry Roberts for all his work!
  • Thank you to Carol Lempert for speaking on Friday. Thank you to Mark and Carol Cohen for sponsoring the Oneg on Saturday in honor of Carol’s Birthday.
  • Thank you to Michael Verdel and Carlos Ramirez who represented the synagogue and delivered packages to homebound seniors with Dorot. Elizabeth Casanoua (Vocalist) & Bremman Burgos (Guitarist and Violinist) went too.
  • 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–Kislev): Shirley Lauro’s Mother, 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, Arnold Rosner.

Noteworthy Events

  • Thanks to Russ Weatherford, who took great photos of our 2013 Broadway Benefit, put them on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIRwWUeaE_Y&feature=share&list=UUyZ6wWGwueei5tn6ruL7F-g
  • 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.  
  • Stone & Stone + Guests, 11/25, 8 PM The PIT, 123 E. 24thSt, (Park - Lex) $10, no drink minimum
  • 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, & BerkeleyCollege, 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.

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!