CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES March 2017
March 3, 2017 5:20 P.M.
March 10, 2017 5:26 P.M.
March 17, 2017 6:32 P.M.
March 24, 2017 6:38 P.M.
March 31, 2017 6:44 P.M.
March 4, 2017 Terumah
March 18, 2017 Ki Tisa
Temple Service Dates
March. 3, 2017 7:15 P.M.
March 17, 2017 7:15 P.M.
THE NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE
March 14, 2017 @ 1 p.m.
the Second Tuesday of the Month
Durango Hills Golf Club,
3501 Durango Drive.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE MARCH 2017
It is the Hebrew month of Adar
Did you think about G-d today?
Did you smile to G-d today?
I am sure that all of you are familiar with Dr. Oz and I was so pleased to read in one of his recent articles that new research shows that religious faith is good for more than your soul. It is believed that somehow spiritual health improves physical well-being. New research confirms that the more often that you attend religious services, the healthier your blood pressure is. That is true for women and men--G-d does not discriminate. There is a lot of other intriguing evidence that faith is good for all of you. Attending services increases your connections to others, creates a sense of goodness in the world, and helps you remember more. In addition to our wonderful family atmosphere and clergy, I have now given you another important reason to attend our services.
We are approaching the holiday of Purim, the most festive day in the Jewish calendar. Purim is a good opportunity to affirm the uniqueness of being Jewish, the values that we cherish, and the values that set us apart. So, even in the midst of raucous good cheer, we remember our obligations to do good deeds.
The festival of Purim has a unique message. Even in times of turmoil, tension and spiritual noise, we can light the candle of the soul, discover true meaning and purpose, and achieve happiness.
FROM THE RABBI'S DESK
RABBI'S MESSAGE March 2017
GOD IS IN THE DETAILS
We have multiple reasons to rejoice for our lives every day: medical science has dispatched many deadly diseases; unprecedented access to education and healthcare have lifted many of our fellow human beings out of poverty; because of a universal declaration of human rights, democracy has been advancing across the world at the political equivalent of light-speed; we are respecting more and more a oneness of humanity; we are caring more about the fate of our planet.
And yet, there is still tremendous human suffering all around the world. Many people still do not have their basic needs met on a daily basis; war is still, at best a threat, and at worst, a reality in many places around the globe; harm to the environment still poses threats to people's health and livelihoods; there is still inequality, corporate and government corruption, and injustice. Humans still battle alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, family conflict, stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness.
So, it is apparent that we are seriously lacking in our ways to end our problems, even as we make such huge advances. What it is we lack?
Perhaps we are still giving way too much attention to the external, the material aspects of life, and not enough to our inner, core values. We put too much attention to the things we can touch, and not enough on the things we cannot even see.
That is one of the teachings in our Holiday of Purim. Megillat Esther tells the story of near destruction of the Jewish people in ancient Persia, and their ultimate salvation, without even one mention of God found anywhere in the story. The Jews in Shushan survive due to a fantastic series of coincidences. Scholars and sages, some of whom argue the entire story is made up, that it belongs more in the realm of mythology, than history, teach that while it is people in the story who make the action happen, God is really there, just below the surface, influencing what happens.
Mordechai, Esther, Ahashveros, Vashti, and Haman, all need each other to make the story come out the way we want it to.
The same has always been true of our relationship with others; we need all of us to survive--now more so than ever. We need to appreciate in others qualities that we find appealing in ourselves. These qualities are present throughout the animal kingdom (we are after all animals): concern , affection, warm-heartedness, kindness, patience, tolerance, forgiveness and generosity--what we call compassion (a desire to alleviate the suffering in others).
We need to recognize that we are all inclined toward the good and reject the bad. We want to benefit from that good, and want others to benefit as well. We would prefer the love of others to their hatred; others' generosity rather than their anger; others' tolerance, respect and forgiveness for their failings, rather than their bigotry, disrespect and resentment.
These are things we can and must do.
We may learn these concepts and nuances from prayer, from God, but only can put them into motion, only we can through study and worship, achieve tangible results. God is just below the surface, He is in the details.
May we all use this Holiday to guide us towards a time of peace, dialogue, caring, responsibility and compassion. This is something to work towards, it is also something to pray for.
Hodesh Tov, A Good Month;
Hag S'Mayakh, Happy Holiday;
Hag Ha-Purim, Happy Purim
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM NAN BIRNBAUM: February 12, 2017
A Thank You to all of my Temple Family who have kept me in their prayers and thoughts during my hospital stay, and after my return home. The phone calls, emails, and cards showing your caring thoughts and love have given me the strength to continue on my path to recovery and 'back to normal' (whatever normal is). Both my daughter Sharon and son Michael were here for me both in the hospital and upon my return home. They were a very important part in my recovery. Now they have gone home to Greenville, SC and Tampa, FL, and I am able to function somewhat on my own. No driving yet! Again, a huge thank you to everyone in my Temple Family.
Hugs and Love to all, Nan Birnbaum
- NOTES TO CONGREGANTS
TEMPLE BET EMET
Due to legal restrictions (HIPAA), hospitals and nursing homes are no longer permitted to release the names of patients to the clergy. Please notify Rabbi Rosenstein at 499-2928 when a family member or friend is hospitalized or seriously ill so that the Rabbi or Temple representative can contact the person or family.
are available so that you can perpetually honor and memorialize your loved ones. You can make a minimum donation of $36 and purchase a plaque which will be placed on Temple Bet Emet's beautiful Memorial Board. The information needed for the plaque is:
Date of Birth Date of Passing
Please print clearly and send to Temple Bet Emet, P.O. Box 371325,
Las Vegas, NV 89137-1325
TRIBUTE CARDS are a wonderful way of supporting Temple Bet Emet by expressing and remembering a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, a hearty Mazel Tov, get well, in memory of, etc. Lita Duner--702-233-2269 will gladly take your request and send out an acknowledgment of your donation.
Receiving an ALIYAH (being called upon to light the Shabbat candles, opening the Ark, saying the blessing before and after the reading of the Torah, or reciting the Motzei or Kiddush at the end of services) should also be a way of supporting our Temple by making a donation for the honor of being called upon to partake in the services. Please participate when our Ritual Vice President, Joel Raiman, calls upon you.
PLACE A PERSONAL AD WITH US
Why not send your thanks to your well wishers and your blessings
to your friends and family and make a donation to Temple Bet Emet
at the same time!
A three line Ad costs $18 and would be a mitzvah.
BOOKPLATES FOR THE NEW SIDDURIM
With your generous contributions we were able to buy new prayer books for
the Temple which will be dedicated at the second service in November!
Now we are able to offer bookplates designed for Temple Bet Emet
that will honor your family and friends
These too will be $36 and we can start taking your orders immediately.
You can e-mail the information or you can wait for our next service where application
forms will be available.
We have already sold 8 of the bookplates and are looking forward to your honorees
The Board of Directors and the congregation would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and deepest appreciation to JERRY AND JEANINE RAPPAPORT for being such wonderful Yahrzeit Chairmen Their dedication, attention to detail, promptness and commitment to the job were so very much valued.
LOIS DUNAISKY has kindly volunteered to take over this chairmanship. Volunteers are the life blood of our Temple and we so appreciate Lois's offer to take on this momentous task. If you have any questions or concerns about yahrzeits, please contact Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-656-1707.
Article from Nan Birnbaum
Signature Productions is going to be presenting FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Summerlin Library in April. I will be securing tickets for a Saturday matinee once they go on sale. If anyone is interested in going to see this fabulous production, please call Nan at 702 258 9256 or email at: email@example.com
TEMPLE BET EMET SPECIAL EVENT
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
PRESENTED BY SIGNATURE PRODUCTIONS
AT THE SUMMERLIN LIBRARY
1771 INNER CIRCLE DRIVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2017 AT 2:00PM
Reserved seating: $28.00 per ticket
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING
NAN BIRNBAUM AT 702-258-9256 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JANET SEIDEL at 702-240-3719 (email@example.com)
We have ordered a limited number of tickets and the show will be selling out fast.
Reservations must be made together with payment, and sent to:
TEMPLE BET EMET
P.O. BOX 371325
CONGREGANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
TEMPLE BET EMET PROUDLY PRESENTED ITS
CONGREGATION OF THE YEAR AWARD TO THE CONGREGANT
WHOSE UNTIRING EFFORTS HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT WE PRESENT THIS YEAR'S
CONGREGANT OF THE YEAR AWARD TO A WOMAN WHO HAS
GIFTED OUR TEMPLE WITH HER AMAZING ABILITIES AND
TREMENDOUS TALENTS. SHE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF IT, BUT
THESE TREASURES SHE HAS SHARED WITH US ARE BEYOND
OUR CONGREGANT OF THE YEAR HAS SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AS THE ONEG SHABBAT
RESERVATIONS CHAIRMAN--DOING A FANTASTIC JOB IN GETTING SPONSORS FOR OUR ONEGS. THANKS TO ANITA WE ARE ABLE TO SHARE IN OUR CONGREGANTS HAPPY AND SOMETIMES SAD OCCASIONS.
SHE CONTINUALLY VOLUNTEERS HER SERVICES WHENEVER AND WHEREVER NEEDED--SHE CERTAINLY EXEMPLIFLIES THE WORD "VOLUNTEER".
AT OUR SHABBAT SERVICES SHE HELPS WITH THE SETTING UP AND CLEANING UP FOR THE ONEG SHABBAT AND ANITA GRACIOUSLY DELIVERS THE COOKIES AND PASTRIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CONSUMED TO OUR COMMUNITY FIRE STATION. THE TEMPLE BET EMET BOARD AND THE CONGREGATION ARE SO PROUD AND HAPPY TO BESTOW THE HONOR OF CONGREGANT OFTHE YEAR TO ANITA. WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE HER AS SUCH A VALUABLE MEMBER OF OUR CONGREGATION..
ADVERTISE WITH TEMPLE BET EMET
Temple Bet Emet located in Sun City serves the entire Summerlin Community.
Our congregants patronize local commercial establishments and employ the services of many of its professionals.
We are now able to accommodate the business and professional community with both business and personal advertisements in our monthly newsletter.
Our newsletter appears on the internet and a paper copy is available as well and an advertisement will most certainly bring you additional business.
Our rates are:
Business Card (front only) 1 Year $100.00
1/4 Page 1 Year $200.00
1/2 Page 1 Year $300.00
Full Page 1 Year $500.00
3 Line Personal Ad 1 time $18.00
6 Line Personal Ad 1 time $36.00
Mail business card with check to:
Temple Bet Emet
P.O. Box 371325
Las Vegas, NV. 89137-1325
We are a 501C3 organization, tax I.D.#88-0360591 and some of your cost is deductible.
For questions please contact Betty Pardo at 702-228-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Betty R. Pardo
Note to Congregants from Lola Rivera
A heart felt and sincere thank you to Rabbi Rosenstein, the Temple Bet Emet board, chavurahs, committees , adult choir, Wil Metzger, Joel, Nan, Idele. Janet Rubenstein Seidel, Elizabeth, Irv, Gene, and our lovely congregants. I am deeply honored to serve such a kind, active and loving congregation. So many beautiful comments. The light that filled the room and hearing everyones voices lifted in prayer and song brought such a feeling of Shalom. The healing service was beautiful with Elizabeth and Irv joining Rabbi and I in prayers and songs of healing. Thank you Irv for your beautiful accompaniment for the service and both of you for adding such beautiful harmonies. Each prayer and song carried healing in every tone. As the gates closed I could feel the hope and energy as we stood praying and swaying arm in arm at the end. Thank you everyone for letting me be a small part of your light and love.
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REACHING OUT TO OUR CONGREGANTS....
"Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer"--Allen Klein
Please consider being a part of these committees:
ONEG SHABBAT, Shopping for the 1st and 3rd Friday services. Please contact Janet, Email: seidel6cox.net Phone # (702) 240-3719
ONEG SHABBAT, Chair person & Kitchen Elves needed, table preparation and clearing table. Please contact Janet, Email: seidel6cox.net Phone # (702) 240-3719
"Those who can ....do, Those who can do more....Volunteer"
SPECIAL EVENTS, Theater parties, museums, plays, etc. Please contact: Nan Birnbaum, Email: email@example.com Phone # (702) 258-9256
FUND RAISING, Please contact Betty Pardo, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone #(702) 228-8648
MINYON/BEREAVEMENT, Chairperson needed. Please contact: Janet, Email: seidel6cox.net Phone # (702) 240-3719 or Joel Raiman Email: email@example.com Phone #(702) 882-6692
YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THESE GROUPS. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER GROUPS:
Rabbi's Discussion Group, meets 2nd Sunday 7:30 PM, hosted by congregants in their homes. Rabbi Craig and host choose topic and Rabbi Craig leads our "perky" group. Guest list now available. Contact Idele Kaplan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone #(702) 806-0821
Chavurot, we presently have 4 Chavurah groups. Organizing new groups now. A wonderful way to meet new friends "away from our traditional services". Please contact: Maureen Sigal, Email: email@example.com Phone # (702) 685-6431 or Idele Kaplan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone #(702) 806-0821
Idele Kaplan, 2nd Vice President, Membership
YOUR PURCHASE THRU AMAZON CAN BENEFIT TEMPLE BET EMET
You now have a chance to make money for Temple Bet Emet without leaving your house!
Every time you make a purchase thru Amazon, you can make money for the Temple with just the click of a button.
Here is how this works:
Go into the Temple Website at tbelv.org. Find the Amazon icon and click on it. It will take you to the Amazon 'start screen' as if you had gone directly to Amazon. Make your purchases as you normally would. Going to Amazon thru the Temple website does not increase any prices. The Temple will automatically receive a small fee.
Can it get any easier?
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Betty Pardo at email@example.com
COMING ATTRACTION....soon at your local TEMPLE BET EMET....a new CHAVURAH will be organized. Ah, you ask...What does CHAVURAH mean?
The word CHAVURAH comes from the Hebrew word "Chaver" meaning FRIEND. The CHAVURAH is a group of individuals or couples who get together on a regular basis to celebrate Jewish life, usually once a month.
Ah, you ask....What is the advantage of a Chavurah?
Getting to know people in a congregation can be intimidating for some. A CHAVURAH is a terrific way to get connected with your Temple community, essentially creating a small community within the larger one.And, because you are the BEST congregation in Las Vegas and because friendship (and breaking bread together) is most important to us, we are asking you to view our website: WWW.TBELV.ORG , down load the questionnaire, fill it out and either mail it back or bring it to services. If you are unable to down load the questionnaire, get in touch with us and we will see that you get a copy.
Ah, did we tell you that we already have a congregant who has volunteered to be the coordinator? We don't want to let this congregant slip away, so...let's hear from you ASAP.
Idele Kaplan Ph. or Text (702) 806-0821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Sigal Ph. (702) 685-6431 Email: email@example.com..
ONEG SHABBAT SPONSORS
ONEG SHABBAT SPONSORS March 2017
BARBARA AND STEVEN SCHWARTZ IN HONOR OF THEIR 47TH ANNIVERSARY
THELMA AND BOB REISS IN HONOR OF THELMA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY
JOY AND ARNOLD GARDNER IN HONOR OF ARNOLD'S BIRTHDAY
LOIS DUNAISKY IN HONOR OF HER BIRTHDAY
SHARON TEPLITZ IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED SON, RICHARD
RUTH ALEXMAN IN HONOR OF HER BIRTHDAY
BEATRIZ AND SERGIO NACHT IN HONOR OF BEATRIZ'S BIRTHDAY
VIVIAN AND KEN WENICUR IN HONOR OF THEIR 56TH ANNIVERSARY AND VIVIAN'S BIRTHDAY
CINDI METZGER IN HONOR OF WIL'S BIRTHDAY AND HER FATHER, JEROME N. LIGHT'S YAHRZEIT
MARY ANN AND BOB HARTMAN IN HONOR OF THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY
FERN AND MICHAEL CHORNA IN HONOR OF THEIR 51ST ANNIVERSARY
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES March & April 2017
1—STEVEN/BARBARA SCHWARTZ ANNIVERSARY
18—DOUG/JAN FLECKNER ANNIVERSARY
19—KEN/VIVIAN WENICUR ANNIVERSARY
19—SOL/SHIRLEY KLEIMAN ANNIVERSARY
20--RON/JUDY BARRETT ANNIVERSARY
25—BOB/MARY ANN HARTMAN ANNIVERSARY
31—MICHAEL/FERN CHORNA ANNIVERSARY
1—MICHAEL AND ARLENE MACK ANNIVERSARY
14—STAN AND MAUREEN SIGAL ANNIVERSARY
20--ELLIE THOMAS GLASS
21—RONALD/JANE SEELBACH ANNIVERSARY
23--TAMI/GEORGE RIVERS ANNIVERSARY
29--STUART/PAT PAUL ANNIVERSARY
YAHRZEIT DONATIONS-MARCH 2017
MEMBER IN MEMORY OF RELATIONSHIP
NAN BIRNBAUM MAX FRUSHTICK FATHER
NAN BIRNBAUM ROSE FRUSHTICK MOTHER
MARTIN ESBIN SEYMOUR ESBIN BROTHER
FAYE GOLDSTEIN ISADORE KORNSTAN FATHER
SYBIL GREENBERG IDA LEVINE GRANDMOTHER
FREDA GREENFIELD PAUL BERGER FATHER
BEATRIZ NACHT ETELKA KAHAN MOTHER
CAROL NOVALIS STEVEN FRUSHTICK BROTHER
RONALD SEELBACH TONI SEELBACH MOTHER
RHEA ROSE STURZA HERMAN KELIN FATHER
MYRA WEINMAN DAVID GOLDSTEIN FATHER
YAHRZEITS For MARCH 2017
MARCH 2017 YAHRZEIT LIST
In Memory of
LOUIS GOLDBLATT 3/1 FATHER ALICE STAHL
ROSE ZAIDENBERG 3/2 MOTHER BETTYE SHAFER
JACK WEINTROUB 3/4 FATHER IRVING WEINTROUB
HERBERT OPPENHEIMER 3/5 BROTHER JOANN OPPENHEIMER
BRENT LON HERSHMAN 3/6 SON JOANN OPPENHEIMER
MARYE SACHS 3/6 AUNT JOANN OPPENHEIMER
RUTH KLAPMAN 3/6 MOTHER MERLE ROTH
JEROME N LIGHT 3/9 FATHER CINDI METZGER
ELIAS DORFLER 3/9 FATHER-IN-LAW GLADYS DORFLER
In Memory of: Date Relationship First Name Last Name
ESTHER ZOHAR 3/10 MOTHER SARA KOLETT
ROSE BERMAN 3/10 MOTHER LEE NEMIROFF
IRWIN MIRSKY 3/11 BROTHER JEANINE RAPPAPORT
ALVIN S. DUNER 3/11 HUSBAND LITA DUNER
LOUIS MACK 3/12 FATHER MICHAEL MACK
ALBERT SHAFER 3/14 HUSBAND BETTYE SHAFER
IRVING DORFLER 3/17 HUSBAND GLADYS DORFLER
IDA STAR 3/19 MOTHER-IN-LAW OPAL STAR
JEROME METZ 3/20 BROTHER SHELLIE WILSON
FRAN SCHOFEL 3/21 WIFE MURRAY SCHOFEL
MARY SUSSMAN 3/26 GRANDMOTHER LAURA SUSSMAN
LEONARD SCHIFF 3/29 FATHER JAN FLECKNER
MOSES JOSEPHS 3/30 FATHER-IN-LAW LORRAINE JOSEPHS
HERMAN ROTH 3/30 HUSBAND MERLE ROTH
HIGH HOLIDAY PERKS #5
Two little old ladies were attending a rather long Shul service.
One leaned over and whispered, "My tuchas is going to sleep. "I know," replied her companion, "I heard it snore three times.
DOCTOR BLOOM #6
Doctor Bloom, who was known for miraculous cures for arthritis, had a waiting-room full of people when a little old lady, completely bent over in half, shuffled in slowly, leaning on her cane. When her turn came, she went into the doctor's office, and emerged within half an hour walking completely erect, with her head held high.
A woman in the waiting room who had seen all this walked up to the little old lady and said, "It's a miracle! You walked in bent in half and now you're walking erect. What did that doctor do?"
She answered, "Miracle, shmiracle. . . he gave me a longer cane." "JEWISH HUMOR"