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October 22, 2012

posted Oct 22, 2012, 9:32 AM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 9:32 AM by Ezrath Israel ]

Announcements – Week of October 22, 2012

What’s Happening

  • Welcome New Friends SHABBAT Friday, October 26: 6:30 Piano; 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, October 27, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat
  • LOOKING AHEAD: One Day Hebrew Review, Sun, Nov 4; Kristallnacht Service, Fri, Nov 9; LGBT Shabbat, Fri, Nov 16; Conversion of Brigit Young, Fri, Nov 23; The Best of Broadway and Cabaret, Mon, Nov 26; Human Rights Shabbat, Fri, Dec 7.
  • EDUCATION: Wed. Torah Study Class Wednesdays, 7:30, uptown
  • NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: Estelle Levy’s art in 2 Shows; Steve Greenstein in Guys & Dolls; Louise Poster sings weekly, Kama Linden performs 11/10; Melodies of Autumn, 11/11; Interfaith Trip to Israel, Adon Olam Video on Youtube; AT Shows; Siren’s Heart, Fried Chicken and Latkes, Black Angels. & Honestly Abe (for kids) at AT Theatre; June Stern. Dr. Dalita Rubenstein, Celeste Wiseblood, seeking clients.

About The Actors’ Temple

  • The Actors’ Temple, Congregation Ezrath Israel is: a place where spirituality meets creativity; progressive and egalitarian; eclectic and post denominational; welcoming and inclusive; a place for community, friendship, prayer, learning, and deeds of loving kindness.
  • Visit our Facebook Page and give us a “Like” a/k/a the Thumbs Up! Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman has started her own Blog where she is posting her sermons. A New York Times article on Nov 19, 2011 about us.
  • Visit our Online Store where you can buy Tickets to many of our major events, Memberships, leaves on our Tree of Life plaque, AT tee shirt, or the book "The Rabbi on 47th Street", a memoir about the history of the synagogue.


This Week

  • Welcome New Friends SHABBAT, Friday, October 26th. Piano Prelude by Lily Galperin at 6:30; Service at 7 PM, with Fred Fastow, classical guitar.  Please invite your friends to experience a spiritual and friendly Shabbat at our synagogue. Wine & Cheese reception; Piano works by: Rossi, Pachelbel, Rameau, JCF Bach, Alcan, Brahms, and Kreisler.
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, October 27th, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Lech Lecha
  • Events Group’s First Event: 10/24, Wed.: piano concert by Van Cliburn Competition winner. NYU's Loewe Theater, 35 W. 4th St .  Meet 6:15: Pesce Pasta, 262 Bleecker St. (betw.6th & 7th Ave S. ) Call or email Ana Kingstone 212 787-0827 (Serpa52@hotmail.com) to reserve.

Looking Ahead

  • One Day Hebrew Review, Sunday, November 4, 10 AM. Learn to read Hebrew. Beginners welcome!
  • Kristallnacht Service: Friday, November 9, 7 PM, at The Actors’ Temple , with speaker Miriam Yevick, Holocaust survivor and author of the book, A Testament for Ariella.
  • LGBT Shabbat: Friday, November 16, 7 PM, An inclusive celebration for all people.
  • Conversion of Brigit Young, Friday, November 23, 7 PM.
  • The Best of Broadway and Cabaret, Produced and hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, A Benefit for The Actors’ Temple: Monday, November 26th, 6:45 PM, with performers: Douglas Cohen, Jamie deRoy, Shana Farr, Tom Gamblin, Jackie Hoffman, Paul Katz, Richard Kind, Alice Levine, Dana Lorge, Marilyn Michaels, Sidney Meyer, Jill O’Hara, Tony Roberts, Johnny Rogers, Tony Sheldon, KT Sullivan, Deborah Tranelli, Sal Viviano; Paul Chamlin, musical director. 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. RSVP: 212-362-3616 (credit cards accepted); or accentonbcast@aol.com; or pay online at www.theactorstemple.org (coming soon); or send check to The Actors' Temple, Box 2620, NY, NY 10108   Tickets are Tax Deductible!
  • Human Rights Shabbat: Friday, December 7, 7 PM, Tikkun Olam for everyone.


  • Weekly Torah Study: Class resumes October 10. Join us Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, studying the Psalms in English with Rabbi Jill at 96th Street. To call in on speakerphone please make a reservation on Wednesday by calling Rabbi Jill and leaving a message.
  • Hebrew School for K-4; registration for Fall 2012. Bar/Bat Mitzvah registration ongoing. Hebrew School website, by Noah Hichenberg: https://sites.google.com/site/actorstemplehebrewschool

Thank You and Mazel Tov

  • Thank you to June Stern for speaking at Friday’s service about Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Thank you to Harry Ellison and Peter Tedeschi for chanting the Torah on Saturday.
  • Thank you to Barbara Bova, who donated a chair plaque in memory of Marilyn Monroe.
  • Thank you to David Bier, Barbara Bova, Michael Verdel, and all who bring food, set up, and clean up our Shabbat services. We really appreciate all you do.
  • MAZEL TOV to Rabbi Jill for her Shabbat Week piece in last weeks’ Jewish Week.

Donations and Giving

  • A leaf on our Tree of Life Plaque, is only $180.
  • Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat or a Musical Service, in honor of: Birthdays Anniversaries, Births, Graduations or any Simcha.
  • We welcome the celebration of an Aufruf, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, or Life Cycle event.
  • Chair Plaques can be personalized & 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: Audrey Troy, Sally Gerity, Milton Platt, Adela Svei, Judith Tedeschi, Micha ben Dovid; Dalita Rubenstein, Su Nissan, Phyllis Malamud, Matt Clark, Ronnie Eulau, George Greenstein, Lois Libien, David Belsky, Maya Demri, Joseph Kashangaki, Eliyahu Goldsmith. We pray they will be well again soon.

Yahrzeits and Kaddish

  • We sadly note the passing of Dorothy Platt and extend our deep sympathy to the Platt family.
  • We remember: (Heb. Date of Passing–Cheshvan) Elliot Cohen’s Father (22), Isidore Elfman (23), Aaron L. Friedenthal (23) Samuel Karp (23), Shubert Constantine (Nov. 4), Marge Seibut’s Mother (11/7), 11/2; Hilda Lerner (29) 11/9; Bessie Ziffer, 11/16.
  • We recall for Kaddish: Dan Levine, Tom Hall, Marion Griffel, Susan Beck, Mitchell Fastow, Steven Paul Goldberg, Helen Karp, Miriam Levine, Samuel Tobin, Howard Strowman, Shirah Kober Zeller.

Noteworthy Events

  • Estelle Levy’s art in 2 Shows: High Line Loft, 508 W. 26 St, Gallery 5D, 11/1-15: Tu-Sat. 11-6, Th. 11-8., Reception 11/3, 2-4:30.  Also, Williamsburg Art & History Center (WAH), 135 Broadway (B’way-Bedford), Bklyn; 10/27-12/9, 1-6, Reception 10/27, 4-6 PM.
  • Steve Greenstein in Guys & Dolls, N. Shore Music Theatre, begins 10/30.
  • Louise Poster sings at Lybane Restaurant Tues . & Fridays, 9-12, 709 8th Ave. (44-45)212-582-2012
  • Roommate needed for Cara Berton’s extra bedroom. Please call: 347-600-3030
  • Kama Linden sings 11/10, 8 PM at Gizzi’s Café, 16 W. 8th Street, NYC.
  • Melodies of Autumn, with singers Carmen Amoros, Marla Kavanaugh, Sergio Marin; pianist Ira Allen, and the Parlor String Quartet, 11/11, 7:30 PM, Actors Temple Theatre: songs from Broadway, the American Songbook. Opera, and Sacred music. Don't miss it!
  • Interfaith Trip to Israel, with Rabbi Roger Ross, 3/4-3/16, info at  HeartofFaithPilgrimages.com.
  • The Adon Olam Video, produced by Judy Buchman, is here on YouTube (or search for "actors temple adon olam"). Pass it around to your email lists.
  • AT Theatre’s shows Fried Chicken & Latkes (with Rain Pryor, on being Black and Jewish):  Mon., 7PM, Sat., 2:00 PM, Sun., 4:30 PM; Siren’s Heart (about Marilyn Monroe). Tickets $39.50, Telecharge.com or 212/239-6200; also Black Angels Over Tuskegee, & (for kids) Honestly Abe.
  • 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!

The Actors’ Temple ● 339 West 47th Street ● New York, N.Y. 10036
Mailing Address: PO Box 2620, NY, NY 10108
Phone (212) 245-6975 ● Fax (212) 586-3025

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