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October 21, 2013

posted Nov 6, 2013, 2:59 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 3:48 PM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of October 21, 2013

  1. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 10/25: Plaque Dedication, 6:15 PM; Service & Oneg at 7 PM, sponsored by Carol Ostrow
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 10/26, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, and Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Chaye Sara
  3. LOOKING AHEAD: Trip to Chagall Exhibit, Kristallnacht, One Day Hebrew Review, and more!
  4. EDUCATION: Hebrew School for Children and Torah Study for Adults
  8. NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Broadway Benefit;  Mah Jongg, The Musical, October; Dave Konig;s new show, 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.


  • Shabbat, Friday, October 25, 6:15 PM: Dedication of 2 plaques honoring Carol Ostrow’s relatives. Shabbat Service, 7 PM & Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Carol Ostrow. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of Robert Cohen (22), Isidore Elfman (23), Aaron L. Friedenthal (23), Samuel Karp (23).
  • Shabbat Morning, Saturday, October 26, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Chaye Sara.


  • Trip to Marc Chagall’s: Love, War & Exile at the Jewish Museum, 5th Avenue & 92nd St, Sat. Nov. 2nd.  Free. Meet 2:30 at the Museum. Please contact Florence Cohen, 212 645-4610 or gloco27@verizon.net.
  • Early Shabbat Service for the Performing Community, 2nd Fridays at 6 PM. Next Service 11/8.
  • Kristallnacht Commemoration with Speaker & Holocaust survivor, Ada Nicolescu, Friday, November 8th, 7 PM, speaking on her new book, The Black and the Green.
  • One Day Hebrew Review, Sunday, November 10, 10 AM-Noon. Free, with NJOP, at Actors’ Temple. All are welcome. Please let us know if you plan to attend.
  • 3rd Shabbat Morning Torah Chanting, 11/16, Parashat Vayishlach. Please contact Rabbi Jill to chant.
  • Children’s Services for the Fall: 6:30-7 PM on 12/20 (changed date); 10-10:30 AM on 11/16. All are invited!
  • SAVE THE DATE, Monday, 11/18! Randie Levine-Miller presents our Fabulous Broadway Benefit: “The Jewish American Songbook, “ 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. Come one and all and support The Actors’ Temple!


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


  • Thank you to Phyllis Marmer for all she did to prepare the children for their participation in the Children’s Service. Thank you to all who played music at the Welcome Friends Shabbat: Fred Fastow, Lilly Galperin, and James Besser. Thank you to Florence Cohen, who called each new member to personally invite them.
  • Mazel Tov to Scott and Jenny Beck on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Michaela, and thank you for sponsoring a lovely Kiddush luncheon in Michaela’s honor.
  • Special thanks to David Bier, 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, Marjorie Conn, and Ruth Krausman, Alan Bandler. We pray they will be well again soon.


  • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Cheshvan): Robert Cohen (22), Isidore Elfman (23), Aaron L. Friedenthal (23), Samuel Karp (23) 10/25; Hilda Lerner (29), Marge Seibut’s Mother (11/7) 11/1; Bessie Ziffer 11/22.
  • We recall for Kaddish: Dorothy Platt, Louis Strowman, Michael Rubenstein, Louis Salko, 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.
  • Peter Tedeschi in a staged reading of the musical, The Rise of David Levinsky, Symphony Space (95th & B'way) 10/21, 7  PM, based on Abraham Cahan's 1917 novel about Jews on the lower east side in 1910.
  • Joan Jaffe's FOOD, Thurs.11/ 31, 7 PM- Sat., 11/2, 8:15 PM, Don't Tell Mama 343 W. 46th St., $16 Cover + 2 Drink Minimum
  • Mah Jongg, The Musical, by & with Mimi Scott, Thurs.,10/24; 7 PM, Don’t Tell Mama; $16+2 Drinks.
  • Dave Konig in: Love in the Middle Ages, 11/15-23, Stage 72, 158 W 72nd St  212-362-2590.
  • Estelle Levy has two works in Amer. Soc. Of Contemporary Artists Exhibit, The Highline, 508 W. 26th St., 5th Flr., Reception:  Sat., 11/9, 2-4:30 PM., Gallery Hours:  Tues.- Sat.11- 6., Thurs.11- 8, & also. at Berkeley College, 255 Duffield St, 9 AM-8 PM Thurs-Sat.
  • Louise Poster sings at Lybane Restaurant Tues. & Fridays, 9-12, 709 8th Ave.(44-45)212-582-2012; Mondays with the Rick Bogart Trio, The Hudson Eatery, 601 W. 57th St.(11th-12th Aves.) 6:30-9:30 PM, One 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.