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November 4, 2013

posted Nov 8, 2013, 10:51 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Nov 8, 2013, 10:51 AM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of November 4, 2013

  1. Early Performer’s Shabbat Service, 11/8, 6 PM. All are invited
  2. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 11/8, 7 PM: Service for Kristallnacht, Speaker, & Oneg Shabbat
  3. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 11/9, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, and Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayetze
  4. One Day Hebrew Review, 11/10, 10-Noon
  5. LOOKING AHEAD: Benefit Ads, Broadway Benefit, Torah Chanting, and more!
  6. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children and Torah Study for Adults
  10. 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.


  • Early Performer’s Shabbat Service, Friday, November 8, 6 PM. Kiddush follows the service.
  • SHABBAT, Friday, November 8, 7 PM: Kristallnacht Commemoration with Speaker & Holocaust survivor, Ada Nicolescu, speaking on her new book, The Black and the Green; Service, & Oneg Shabbat. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Rochelle Seif (5 Kislev), Vera Beckerman (6), Michael Kaye (6), Sara Wincker and Waldman (10).
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, November 9, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Vayetze.
  • One Day Hebrew Review, Sunday, November 10, 10 AM-Noon. Free, all are welcome. Please RSVP.


  • WE NEED BENEFIT ADS! Advertise in our Full Color, Glossy Program.  Please send your ads by mail or email by 11/10: Whole Page $600, Half Page $400, Quarter Page $250, Listing Only $100. Thank you!
  • 3rd Shabbat Morning Torah Chanting, 11/16, Parashat Vayishlach. Please contact Rabbi Jill to chant.
  • Children’s Services for the Fall: 10-10:30 AM on 11/16; 6:30-7 PM on 12/20 (changed date); All are invited!
  • 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 Chamblin. 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.
  • Shabbat Service for the Performing Community, 2nd Fridays at 6 PM. Next Service 12/13.


  • 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 Sally Gerity for sponsoring the Oneg for her son, John’s birthday and in memory of Marie Goldfarb and Shirley Goldstein Lutchin. Thank you to Florence Cohen for organizing the trip to the Chagall exhibit. Thirteen people attended and had a wonderful time.
  • Special thanks to Barbara Bova and Mark & Carol Cohen 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) Rochelle Seif (5), Vera Beckerman (6), Michael Kaye (6), Sara Wincker Waldman (10) 11/7; 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.


  • SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 18th, 7 PM, for our Fabulous Broadway Benefit, The Jewish American Songbook, presented by Randie Levine-Miller! Broadway stars will come out to support us.
  • Joan Jaffe's FOOD, 11/30; Sun. 12/1, 7 PM, Don't Tell Mama 343 W. 46th St., $20 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum, $5 Discount for synagogue members. Cash only.
  • Bob Greenberg does "Kultured Kramden" with orchestra, The Gong Show Live, Cutting Room, 11/12, 7:30 PM. http://gongshowlive5.brownpapertickets.com, code CAST for 1/2 price tickets ($17.50); Also in FREE Stand-Up, starring famous Uke Players, 11/14, 7-9 PM, 317 E. Houston St., 212-673 6270.
  • Dave Konig in: Love in the Middle Ages, 11/15-23, Stage 72, 158 W 72nd St., 212-362-2590.
  • SSS…WITCH! Comedy by Susan Horowitz, Staged Reading, Sat, 11/16, 4:30 PM, TAI, 150 W. 30 St..14th Flr, (6th-7th Aves.) RSVP: drsue@drsue.com.
  • Estelle Levy’s works, Amer. Soc. Contemp. Artists, The Highline, 508 W. 26th St., 5th Flr. Reception:  Sat., 11/9, 2-4:30 PM., 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.