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October 28, 2013

posted Nov 6, 2013, 3:54 PM by aimee-dan beyda-miller   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 3:54 PM by Ezrath Israel ]


Announcements – Week of October 28, 2013

  1. SHABBAT PM, Friday, 11/1, 7 PM: Service & Oneg Shabbat Sponsored by Sally Gerity
  2. SHABBAT AM, Saturday, 11/2, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, and Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Toldot
  3. Trip to Chagall Exhibit: Saturday, 2:30 PM, Free. Details below
  4. LOOKING AHEAD: Kristallnacht, One Day Hebrew Review, Broadway Benefit, 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; Free Film; 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, November 1, 7 PM: Service, & Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Sally Gerity for her son, John’s birthday and in memory of Marie Goldfarb and Shirley Goldstein Lutchin. We commemorate the Yahrzeits of: Hilda Lerner (29 Cheshvan), Marge Seibert’s Mother (11/7), and Jerome Klarsfeld (3 Kislev).
  • SHABBAT AM, Saturday, November 2, 10:30 AM: Service, Discussion, & Oneg Shabbat, Parashat Toldot.
  • TRIP to Marc Chagall’s: Love, War & Exile at the Jewish Museum, 5th Avenue & 92nd St, Sat. Nov. 2nd.  Free. Meet at Actors’ Temple after the service at 1:30 or at 2:30 at the Museum. Please contact Florence Cohen, 212 645-4610 or gloco27@verizon.net to RSVP.


  • 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. RSVP.
  • 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.


  • 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 Carol Ostrow who sponsored the Oneg Shabbat in memory of her parents, Solomon & Miriam Hanan and her husband, J. Gene Hochfelder; and to James Besser for playing piano on Friday.
  • Thank you to for your kind donations: Richard Griffel, Linda Kellerman, Rob & Susan Koweek in memory of Ron Jacobson, Annabel Meister in memory of Beatrice Klickstein, Jack & Laura Nizewitz, , Helen Rosenbaum, and Dorothy Strowman.
  • 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, Kislev) Hilda Lerner (29), Marge Seibert’s Mother (11/7), Jerome Klarsfeld (3 Kislev), 11/1; 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, Thurs.10/ 31 & Sat., 11/2 & 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.
  • Dave Konig in: Love in the Middle Ages, 11/15-23, Stage 72, 158 W 72nd St., 212-362-2590.
  • Free Film on Civil Rights movement, 10/30, 6:45 PM, RSVP: Chris at: tonylobo@aol.com; 3 W. 51st St., Q & A.
  • Lily Galperin has many videos on utube. See them and press Like!
  • 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 Mon-Fri at Lybane Restaurant & Hudson Eatery.
  • 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.