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THOSE WHO SERVED THEY GAVE SO THAT WE MAY HAVE

* * Compassionate God, Source of Mercy, we pay tribute to those who have served our country, to express our gratitude for their courage and selflessness, both those among us today and those of generations past.

DANNY & REITA KLAUSNER, LYNN BEBER'S PARENTS • SAMUEL SHAINE, WWI, 317th COMPANY TANK CORPS - LISA LUPO'S GRANDFATHER • CARL MESSINGER, WWII RIFLEMAN 80th INFANTRY DIVISION AT 87, NOW 101 - UNCLE OF JUDY KIRSCHNER • JOSEPH SCHREIBER, WWII ARMY - FATHER OF RONALD SCHREIBER • MARTIN J. SCHREIBER, WWII ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION - UNCLE OF RONALD SCHREIBER • MELVIN KINGSLEY, WWII ARMY - FATHER OF BARBARA SCHREIBER • BIAGIO SCELSI, WWII MARINE - FATHER OF RITA KIMMEL •

our schedule

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TIKVAH TMES STAFF

Alene Schonhaut - * Editor at Large, Madeleine Wolf - Assistant Editor, and Jay Beber - Cover Design, Videographer & Consultant

  • * EDITORIAL NOTE - You can click on any picture or article to enlarge it.
  • * * Quotations from a prayer by Rabbi Dr. Laurence Milder

* * Then will the labors and sacrifices of these veterans be honored not in words alone, but by our deeds.

MORRIS SION, WWII ARMY, SERGEANT IN THE PACIFIC THEATER & OPERATED HIGH SPEED RADIOS ON NAVY SHIPS - HUSBAND, FATHER & GRANDFATHER OF MARALYN SION, MADELEINE SION-WOLF, AND MICHELLE WOLF • ROBERT WOLF, WWII ARMY - FATHER, FATHER-IN-LAW & GRANDFFATHER OF BARRY, MADELEINE, AND MICHELLE WOLF

photograph credits

Marc Gold, Logan & Sharon Kahn, Meryl Root, Cheryl Stern, and Beth Strobel

Rabbi Randy Sheinberg

“The blessing of peace is equal to all the other blessings combined.”

  • During this month of November, we salute our Veterans, the brave men and women who gave of themselves to defend our country.
  • Sadly, there always seems to be a need for soldiers. Conflicts abound in this world - from the Middle East to Turkey to Syria and Afghanistan. Politicians disagree about whether, how, and how much the United States should become involved in each of these conflicts. What wisdom might Judaism bring to bear on this question?
  • As you no doubt are aware, one of the central principles of Judaism is shalom, peace. We are exhorted to shun violence, both personally and collectively. For example, the Ten Commandments forbid murder; and the Book of Deuteronomy teaches that if we want to lay siege to a city, we cannot do so until we have offered conditions of peace first. The medieval commentator Rashi summed it up best: “The blessing of peace is equal to all the other blessings combined.”
  • We Jews abhor war. Yet for all our peace-loving tendencies, we are not pacifists. Indeed, we realize there are times when military force is necessary. Jewish tradition distinguishes between a “commanded” war (milchemet mitzvah) and a “discretionary” war (milchemet reyshut). A “commanded” war is a war fought in the name of national defense, against an enemy who is attacking us now or is engaged in plans to attack us in the future. About such conflicts our tradition says, “The opportunity to defend and preserve our lives overrides virtually every other religious duty.” On the other hand, a discretionary war is a war fought “against other nations to expand Israel’s borders and to enhance its greatness and reputation.” While we are permitted to engage in a commanded war, we are urged to refrain from discretionary wars.
  • Of course, the picture is not always so simple. It is easy to justify fighting back when one is being attacked; we are permitted, even required, to defend ourselves. But what about the times when there is no immediate threat of attack? What about when we suspect that a nation might be making plans to attack us, but has not yet struck?
  • This question caused our sages to identify two additional categories of conflict: preventive war and preemptive war. A preventive war is defined as a war launched against a nation that might someday pose a threat, but does not pose one currently. The majority of our legal authorities rule that such a conflict cannot be morally justified. Given that we cannot know for sure that the enemy is planning to strike, the potential loss of life of such a war is wrong. However, a preemptive strike, that is, one launched against an enemy that is engaged in obvious and active preparation for war, can be a legitimate act of self-defense. Under the right conditions, such a strike is permissible since it can potentially save lives.
  • Any soldier will tell you - war is not something to be taken lightly. Even when a war is justified by these definitions, it should still be used only as a last resort. A leader must first try to resolve conflict through nonviolent, diplomatic means. If that fails, then he or she must justify the need for war to the public, to the governing bodies of the country, and to the nations of the world. (CCAR Responsa)

On this Veteran’s Day, we salute all those who have served and are still serving in our nation’s armed forces. We give thanks for their bravery and their dedication. May we soon know the day when we all will, as our prayer books say, “sing the song of a land once ravished by war now quiet and content, her soldiers home to leave no more, the song of peace.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

TOGETHER WE BROUGHT IN THE NEW MONTH & NEW YEAR ON OCTOBER 1ST IN CUNNINGHAM PARK!

Cantor Guy Bonné

Todah Rabah!

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of our Choir for their glorious singing during the High Holidays: Barbara Fleisher, Vivian Floch, Sharon Kahn, Patrice Kolomer, Larry Konstanz, Joe Massy, Joyce Mensoff, Mark Rand, Ruth Selig, Doris Silberman, Carolyn Weisfeld, and Joan Wiener. Thank you Yury Gabay, for your wonderful musicianship as our accompanist. Thank you, Ruth Selig and Larry Konstanz, for your beautiful solos. Thank you, Paul Vanderwall, for the most moving cello playing of Kol Nidrei. And thank you Joyce Mensoff for being such a treasure as our Coordinator. Yishar Koach to all of you and my utmost gratitude!
  • When we think about synagogue music, a question arises. Why are western classical compositions the dominant feature of Christian sacred music, and yet absent from Jewish liturgical music? The Choir pieces that everyone heard during the High Holidays were all composed during the 20th and 21st century. What has kept Jewish classical composers, like Offenbach, Mayerber, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Schoenberg from writing music for the synagogue, as their Christian colleagues wrote for the church?
  • Solomon Rossi’s early Baroque music, Mi Chamocha which you have definitely heard during Choir Services is an exception. Jewish Synagogue music is based rather on ancient chant and motifs, as well as on the folk music of local cultures in the European Diaspora, where German, Spanish, and French folk tunes found their way into Jewish liturgical melodies.
  • One of the reasons for the absence of classical compositions in the synagogue could be the Rabbinic law that banned musical instruments in the synagogue (except during weddings.) The prohibition that is dated 70 CE, was a sign of mourning for the destruction of the Second Temple and the exile of the Jews to the diaspora. Another reason could be the Jewish longing for acceptance in the Christian world. When the Jews were finally emancipated, Jewish composers sought to define themselves by their secular accomplishments. The liberation of Jews led composers to leave the substance of Judaism behind, at least artistically. Instead, they eagerly chose to write for their countries or for the whole world, rather than for the much narrower world of the synagogue.
temple president

shari rotstein

In Honor of Veterans Day and Days Gone By

My Father was a Cold War Veteran. He served between 1957 and 1963, which was in between the Korean War and the Vietnam War; at which time he received his honorary discharge.

  • In honor of family and present day…
  • This is the view from my Dad's new apartment - the Ft. Myers Yacht Club, the boats docked at the pier, and the bridge that takes you over the Caloosahatchee River; all seen through either the living room or bedroom, both with floor to ceiling windows.
  • It is a gorgeous view and this move was the right thing for him. While I am here looking out these windows, I am reminded of the house he and Mom bought 20 or so years ago, also here in Southwest Florida, and of course the house they bought 60 years ago, the one that I grew up in.
  • All of his life, my Dad always worked so hard. Day after day, year after year, from his early teenage years delivering meat from the butcher to retirement at age 64, after years of working as a Crew Chief for TWA at JFK Airport. In fact, he just left a part time job just two weeks ago, at age 84, before this move. He has always strived to give us everything we needed. I grew up middle class on the South Shore of Long Island, and because my Dad taught us the value of the dollar, I myself was working by the age of 14.
  • Mitzvah is what compels me to be here, in Florida again, even though I was here on vacation a few months ago. I have been schlepping bags, carrying boxes, pushing carts, arranging new furniture, and buying new household items…on the go since the day I arrived.
  • This trip is not about me. It is about my Dad. It is about family. It is about my responsibility to my parents and helping my Dad by doing everything he needs me to do now. Which is exactly what he did for us, all of his life.
  • Just as moving into this new home was a "no brainer" for my Dad, so was my taking the time to be with him and helping him through this poignant time. It was exactly where I needed to be, doing exactly what I needed to do.

Family is Everything & We Only Have One Life to Live

*religious school
*the joy of consecration!

Education Director - Sharon Fricano

GRATITUDE

  • The High Holidays are now behind us. We welcomed in 5780 by learning about the sounds of the Shofar thanks to a student program lead by Cheryl Stern.
  • Our students created Sukkah decorations, and many families also came to our first Congregational Dinner and Family Service of the New Year, and helped decorate the Sukkah. What a great community experience! *We officially welcomed and honored our new students during our Simchat Torah/ Consecration Service where we also danced around our Torah Scrolls.
  • We appreciate all the positive responses we have a received from parents on our new Tuesday Tutoring Schedule. To accommodate more students, we will be adjusting the Tuesday Schedule going forward from two 45-minute tutoring sessions to three 30-minute sessions. The November/December Schedule has been sent to schedule students. As always, my door is open. Please continue to provide your feedback!
  • November will be another busy month. Our First Class Service is on November 8th and will be led by our 6th and 7th Graders. The following students will participate: Rebecca Domeny, Benjamin Gries, Clara Levy, Rebecca McCorey, Ethan Moy, Jacob Wainberg, Ellie Weprin, Zoe Albert, Alexandra Baron, Victor Baron, Lilliana Hersh, and Sanaa Taylor.
  • Please join us for a Congregational Dinner at 6:15pm followed by our Family Service at 7:30pm.
  • Congratulations to the Stern Family on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Sasha!
  • Upcoming November Dates: November 2nd – Junior Congregation at 9:30am • November 3rd – Religious School Committee/PTA Meeting at 9:30am • November 5th – Closed for Election Day and No Tutoring • November 8th – Congregational Dinner at 6:15pm and Grades 6/7 Family Service at 7:30pm • November 10th – Veterans Day and No Religious School Classes • November 17th – “The Torah Factory Program” • November 22nd, 23rd & 24th – Family Kollel Weekend at Eisner; Religious School will be opened for families not attending • November 28th – Thanksgiving (No Religious School December 1) • November 30th – Sasha Stern's Bat Mitzvah

Shalom alechem

MAZEL TOV SASHA STERN!

Bat Mitzvah - Saturday, November 30th 2019

  • Hello, my name is Sasha Stern and I will become a Bat Mitzvah on November 30th 2019. I will be celebrating this upcoming event with my mother, my grandmother, and my dog, Sandy. I attend Herricks Middle School where I am part of the chamber orchestra, National History Day Club, student government, National Junior Honor Society, Mathletes, French Club, and I am first singles on the tennis team. I am also an Executive Board Member of the Tri-M Honor Society.
  • Outside of school, I am part of the Children’s Orchestra Society, where I participate in their Elite String Ensemble and their Young Symphonic Ensemble. Last year I played in Carnegie Hall as part of their 50th Anniversary Gala! Some of my favorite things and other interests include writing, drawing, reading, and listening to music. I also enjoy studying social studies and genetics; and when I get older, I want to become a clinical geneticist.
  • My Bat Mitzvah means that my childhood is ending. After this, in the Jewish community, I will be considered an adult and I will be expected to take on more responsibilities, such as fasting and helping others with their Jewish education. It also means that I now have a stronger connection to the Jewish faith and to my ancestors.
  • My Mitzvah Project is to raise money and awareness for Sharsheret, a Jewish-run organization to help support Jewish women with breast and ovarian cancer. Sharsheret helps fund treatment, genetic testing, and beauty boxes for patients. Sharsheret is the Hebrew word for “chain” and it lives up to its name well, as it helps create a chain between women currently undergoing treatment, survivors, and medical and mental health specialists. I will be hosting a small event for some friends and family where we will bake pink and teal (Sharsheret’s colors) challah, and I will spread awareness of breast and ovarian cancer. Participants will be encouraged to donate to Sharsheret, either with beauty products or with donations in multiples of $18.
  • I am very excited for my Bat Mitzvah and I cannot wait to be called up to the Torah!

Early Childhood - Nuccia Hernan

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November is here and we are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving! At Thanksgiving, families gather together and give thanks for the wonderful blessings we have received in our lives. For some it is health, success in our careers, the love of family, and our freedom that allows us to follow our dreams.
  • The theme for our November Workshop is celebrating Shabbat with our Grandparents (and parents), giving each generation an opportunity to share in the joy of Shabbat, sharing of generational stories, and time spent together. This program will be on Saturday, November 9th beginning at 10:15am in the Sanctuary for a Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sheinberg and Cantor Bonné. Immediately after the Service there will be a light snack, followed by a PJ Library story and a take home craft.
  • Friday Night Tot Shabbat is back! Join us on November 29th at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary for a fun Service and help Rabbi Sheinberg name the characters during her story telling and sing along with Cantor Guy; which will be followed by Friday night blessings and a light snack.
  • These programs are free of charge. However, we do ask that you RSVP for all our programs so that we can plan accordingly. To RSVP please contact Shari Rotstein at ECP@templetikvah.org.

Shalom

Director of Youth & Family Engagement - Cheryl Stern

Shana Tova!

  • I hope you and your families had a wonderful time celebrating all the holidays this past month. WE held variety of Services for our students and together we were all able to pray and ask for forgiveness, as we welcomed in 5780.
  • Our Junior Congregation Services have begun and will be held the first Shabbat of every month from 9:30am – 10:30am. If you are able to RSVP please do so, but if not, you are always welcome. It has been fantastic having so many students attending!
  • As always, our Blessing of the Animals Havdalah Event was filled with cats, dogs, birds, fish, and even a few stuffed friends. We enjoyed spending time in the Sukkah and ensuring a sweet and healthy new year to all of our family, friends, and pets.
  • Decorating the Sukkah was a wonderful event attended by many. Our Sukkah was filled with laughs and lots of beautiful artwork made by our children and their families.
  • We have some Community Service Events coming up in November and December. First in November, we will be decorating desserts for our Interfaith Thanksgiving, and then in December there will be two trips to the Ronald McDonald House on the 10th and 17th.
  • Please join us for our Family Kollel November 22 - 24th. We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend of bonding, prayer, and learning.
  • Our next Family Havdalah will be on December 21st, as a Pre-Hanukah Celebration.

B’Shalom

Our Kehilah at Work

TOGETHER WE BUILT OUR SUKKAH!

Blessing the Animals Havdalah

A WARM, GLOWING, AND FUZZY EVENING...
TEMPLE AT LARGE

* * May we uphold the values of freedom, of the inherent dignity of every human being, by our own right conduct, by the kindness and tolerance we show to one another.

• MIKE APPEL, WWI ARMY - FATHER OF LORRAINE BERTAN • LESTER BERTAN, KOREAN WAR, LIEUTENANT IN THE SIGNAL CORPS & SERVED IN THE FAR EAST • MATTHEW BERTAN, SERVED IN THE GIVATI BRIGADE, ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE - GRANDSON OF LESTER & LORRAINE BERTAN •

Lunch in the Sukkah

FOLLOWING A FESTIVAL SUKKOT SERVCE WE SHARED A MEAL TOGETHER!
interfaith thanksgiving service

tuesday, november 26th at 6:30pm

Friday Night Dinners

planned at 6:15PM

• November 8th - Grades 6/7 Service • December 13th - Grades 4/5 Service • January 10th - Family Service • February 7th - Grades 2/3 Service • March 13th - Kindergarten & Grade 1 Service • April 3rd - New Member Dinner • May 1st - Sisterhood Shabbat • June 12th - High School Graduation

brotherhood

OUR BROTHERHOOD VETERANS: Bob Bader, Lew Cohen, Michael Cutler, Mark Daniels, Hodari Heron, Bob Jacobson, Joe Kirschner, Abe Kormas, Murray Leff, Jerry Markowitz, Joe Massey, Burt Schall, Jack Schwarz, Barry Spool, and Stan Zorn

DAVID PESKIN - VIETNAM WAR, ARMY 196th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE, IN THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF DA NANG, FEBRUARY 1968

President - Marc Gold

November Brings Us Election Day, Veteran’s Day, and of Course Thanksgiving!

  • All of this is then followed by the exciting and tempting or dreadful and oy vey…” Black Friday”.
  • You may or may not know, that I once spent 6 hours in Tanger Outlets in Riverhead in my car; waiting for my wife, son, and daughter in law to complete their “Black Friday” shopping. I watched my cell phones battery drain down to ZERO…with no charger at hand!
  • You will be reading this article, before Election Day…so please do not forget to get out and vote!
  • And the following week is Veteran’s Day. It is the time of year that our country honors those who served our country, in one way or another. I am not a Veteran, I was never drafted, and I never enlisted. However, I have the utmost admiration for my fellow peers and citizens who were Veterans and did serve.
  • I recently learned that many of my fellow Brotherhood Clan are Veterans. I would like to acknowledge these men who are listed above, because everyone in our Temple Tikvah Community should be aware of our heroes who served and protected our wonderful country.
  • Thank you to everyone who attended our Paid-Up Members Dinner at Hurricane Grill and Wings last month in the heavy rains! It was a “wet” blast!!
  • We are always looking for all Temple Members - young and old, big and small to help support Brotherhood and join us at Panera Bread in Mineola on Monday evening November 4th. Come with our flyer or simply tell the cashier that you are from Temple Tikvah between 4:00 – 8:00pm and Brotherhood will receive a percentage of your order.

It is never too late to join Brotherhood!

BROTHERHOOD DINNER

WE DINED AT HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS
sisterhood

* * This nation, built by those who were have come here from all corners of the earth, is on a continual journey towards its destiny.

• MITCHELL FASTOW, WWII FIRST LIEUTENANT IN US ARMY AIR CORPS, PRIMARILY IN DEVERSOIR, EGYPT (SIGNAL OFFICER WHO HELPED SET UP COMMUNICATION TOWERS AND INCREASE COMMAND & CONTROL CAPACITY FOR THE ALLIED FORCES IN AFRICAN THEATER) • AND • RAMONA JONES, DEPLOYED 2X TO AFGHANISTAN WITH THE 73RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM - HUSBAND & GRANDDAUGHTER OF EDYTHE FASTON •

Co-Presidents - Terry Cutler & Terry Lepzelter

November's Scoop

  • As we celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor all the men and women who courageously served our country in the past and choose to do so today, let us not forget their sacrifice to keep us safe. All year round we should remember what a selfless job it is and not take their commitment for granted. Their loved ones also sacrifice for all of us. When you see a Vet or someone in uniform say thank you. It makes a difference to them and will make you feel good too. We pray for their safety and well-being wherever they serve.
  • Sisterhood is proud to bring everyone a busy month. As we are still feeling happy from our Paid-Up Brunch success, we want to thank Lori Panetta, Daniela Printz, Lori Robbins, and Jaynie Rudick for their hard work. The smell of good food, the excitement of shopping, and the real sense of comradery among our members made for a lovely afternoon.
  • Please join us on Saturday, November 2nd for our Tikvah’s Got Talent and Potluck Dinner. We are sure our first fundraiser will be a great night. It is not too late to RSVP. See above flyer and call Debbie Hochrad ASAP!
  • Looking for some bargains? Then get ready to participate in our Annual Rummage Sale on Sunday and Monday of Veteran’s Day Weekend. Whether you donate your closet treasures or come looking for some at our sale, you never know what you might find.
  • Do not forget to register your college youth (kids and grandkids) so they may receive wonderful surprise packages for Hanukah and Purim. Whether they are students away from home or living at home, let them know you know they are working hard. See the flyer below.
  • We want to thank all of you who have signed up to sponsor an oneg or flowers for a Friday Night Service. There has been a great response and we appreciate the support. Get involved so you too can honor or remember a meaningful occasion.
  • Finally, look for details for a very special event we are planning for the spring. It will be our biggest fundraiser and you will not want to miss it!!!

Here’s to a busy November filled with the warmth of Sisterhood!

life long learning

Meryl Root

  • LUNCH & LEARN: Please join us for the next session of Lunch & Learn on Saturday, November 16th at 11:30am in the Harris Beber Auditorium featuring Marty Cohen and Poetry. Please RSVP to lifelonglearning@templetikvah.org by Wednesday, November 13th or to the Office. Lunch is $10 a session (or $15 for a guest), preferably in advance to the Temple Office.
On November 16th Marty Cohen will be reading poems from “The Urgency,” an ongoing series on the history of Zionism seen through the lens of Kansas City Jewry from the second Aliyah through the 1960s.
  • Marty's grandparents were founding members of the Conservative and Orthodox synagogues in Kansas City and his parents rotated between those shuls, as well as the local Reform Temple and Chabad. Their homes were filled with conversation about Talmud and the dream of a Jewish State – and after 1948, the hopes and fears for Israel’s survival. Major figures in American Judaism like Henrietta Szold and Mordecai Kaplan were his grandparents’ houseguests on their Midwestern tours. • Since 1970, Marty Cohen’s poetry has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies in the United States, England, and Japan. His collection The Traveller’s Alphabet with drawings by the Dutch-born artist Henk Pander was published by Prescott Street Press. Marty is looking for a home for a couple of new manuscripts, including one based on ten years of his columns for the Tikvah Times. Hawks, cormorants, terns, and cranes are frequent visitors to his poems, and a new series of works about the birds of Zion will be included in the reading.
  • LEARNERS SERVICE - There will be a Learners Service at 10:15am in the Sanctuary prior to Lunch & Learn. Join Rabbi Sheinberg and Cantor Bonné for a Shabbat Morning Service with a chance to ask any questions you have about the workings of the Service.Torah Study
  • TORAH StudyFriday Night Torah Study - "Torah Without Skipping" with Cantor Guy Bonné will meet on November 1st and November 15th at 7:00 pm. See below for an explanation of the new format. Shabbat Morning Torah Study - Continues every Saturday at 9:00 am in the Loretta & George Cohen Library with Rabbi Randy Sheinberg. We are currently reading B’reshit, The Book of Genesis, once again. Come and learn about the stories of our mothers and fathers who came before us. See how this ancient book is still relevant today. No experience or prior knowledge is required. All are welcome.
  • TORAH WITHOUT SKIPPINGA message from the Cantor - The Torah tells us that each of us should seek to understand Torah with our own hearts and minds. Please join me in this journey to appreciate the teachings of Torah and their implications in our daily lives. This is a wonderful opportunity to really follow the study of the Torah as it is revealed word by word. We are going to elaborate on the beauty of the Hebrew text, linger on important stories, analyze them, and aspire to convey and understand the messages in them. This will be unique in that we will take our time doing it, without rushing to really allow the words and the stories to sink in without any jumps between weekly portions. I ask you to commit to this course, because the real understanding of the Torah is a task that requires close attention to each and every word as the stories unfold. Refreshments will be served.
  • ADULT HEBREW CLASS: Adult Hebrew Class is now in its tenth year! Classes continue on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15pm with Cantor Guy Bonné. The Cantor is delighted that the class has grown, and we welcome you to also join us. If you are interested in having some fun while learning Hebrew and about Israel, then this is the class for you. We even watch Israeli television. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is plenty of reviewing! Speak to Cantor Bonné for more details.
  • WEEKLY CINEMA: On Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00pm we will be commemorating Kristallnacht with a screening of the film, No Place on Earth: An Incredible True Story of Strength and Survival by Janet Tobias. The film runs 84 minutes. Please RSVP to lifelonglearning@templetikvah.org so we know to expect you. No Place on Earth brings to light the untold story of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for eighteen months, the longest-recorded sustained underground survival. Built upon interviews with former cave inhabitants, as well as Chris Nicola, the caving enthusiast who unearthed the story, No Place on Earth is an extraordinary testament to ingenuity, willpower and endurance against all odds.
caring community

* * May we never let down those who have served in defense of our country.

• HAROLD W. SCHONHAUT, KOREAN WAR, COAST GUARD - HUSBAND, FATHER, FATHER-IN-LAW, AND GRANDFATHER OF HELENE, ALENE, JORDAN, KRISTYNE, TRACI SCHONHAUT-FULLER, CHELSEA & MARISA SCHONHAUT, AND HANA FULLER • DENNIS BRENNER, RESERVES RADIO OPERATOR FOR BAY OF PIGS INVASION - FATHER & GRANDFATHER OF SHARON, LOGAN, AND BRIAN KAHN • BERNARD KAHN, ARMY COMPANY CLERK IN 1956, TRAVELED EUROPE & NORTHERN AFRICA - FATHER & GRANDFATHER OF VICTOR, LOGAN & BRIAN KAHN •

Sharon Kahn & Helene Schonhaut

In gratitude to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, we submit this edited prayer…

• Many served our country in years gone by • To them, we are indebted for the freedoms we enjoy today • Others continue in service at this time around the world • We are thankful for their many sacrificial acts on behalf of our great nation • Bless each of these men and women • Instill in them pride in their service, ever increasing love of love of country, and enduring devotion to their sacred calling • Grant to each of them good health, loving families, and abiding faith in You, O God ••• Instill in all of us gratitude to our military, and to the husbands and wives, loving partners, mothers and father, sons and daughters, of all who serve • They, too, sacrifice for our beloved country, here and abroad ••• Let us all find inspiration in these men and women • May we all stand ready to defend our country and the principles on which it stands ••• Bless the United States. Bless us all with your choicest blessing, the blessing of peace…Amen.

  • Our BOOK CLUBS are ongoing. On Wednesday, November 13th the Evening Book Club will be meeting at 7:30pm to review, Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier & the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, December 5th at 1:00pm to review, kaddish.com by Nathan Englander.
  • We are also pleased to announce that Jack Zaffos' CREATIVE WRITING GROUP has gotten off to an excellent start! The next Creative Writing Group Meeting will be on November 18th.
  • The Caring Community has set up free, one on one, by appointment only, half hour COUNSELING SESSIONS with Valerie Gelber, from the Sid Jacobson JCC. The next scheduled date is November 4th at 11am. Contact Marie at marie@templetikvah.org if you would like to schedule an appointment.
  • We again encourage everyone to keep the lines of communication open and inform the Caring Community if someone needs an assist. The more information we receive the more we can reach out.
  • In closing, please take a moment to read about some things to learn...• THAT BEING KIND IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING RIGHT • THAT EVERYONE YOU MEET DESERVES TO BE GREETED WITH A SMILE • THAT A SMILE IS AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR LOOKS •

Our next Meeting is on November 18th at 11am. Our meetings are open to all Congregants and we hope you join us.

we are grateful for all donations

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND:

• Ruth Selig with heartfelt thanks for all the Cantor does • Shirley Snyder in celebration of Cantor Bonné’s Birthday •

CARING COMMUNITY FUND:

• Roberta Hoffer in appreciation of the Temple Tikvah Community •

LEAF DEDICATION:

• Barbara Silberman in honor of Devin Alexa Silberman's Bat Mitzvah •

RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND:

• Alan Fogelman & Susan Feinblatt in appreciation •

SIMCHA FUND:

• Alton Bader, Dawn Steinberg, and The Sutter Family in honor of Bob Bader’s 95th Birthday • Gloria & Larry Konstan in appreciation of David Peskin’s excellent sound engineering • Ruth Selig in appreciation of Rabbi Sheinberg & Cantor Bonné • Barbara Silberman in honor of the birth of Merle Fishkin Granddaughter •

TEMPLE TIKVAH MEMORIAL FUND:

• Deborah Abramowitz in memory of Sylvia and Daniel Lerner • Sharon Adler in memory of Carole Feith and Celia Kornhauser • Helen & Robert Bader in memory of Leslie Bader • Marian & Seth Baskin in memory of Harry Baskin • Sharon Bibergal in memory of Edith Goldberg • Bernice Bloch in memory of Judson Schiebel • Sylvia & Arnold Bloch in memory of Charles Margolis and Judson Schiebel • Brotherhood in memory of Harold Goldring, Rochelle Lilien, Ruth Wahrman, and Alan Steven Albert • Doris Brown in memory of Hannah Ginsberg • Dr. Martin Cohen & Rabbi Randy Sheinberg in memory of Eunice Cohen, Elizabeth Cohen, and Louis Powell • Michele & Marc Gold in memory of Norman Reiss • Lori & Mark Gordon in memory of Herman Gordon • Gustave Greis in memory of Yetta Greis • Robyn Finkelstein in memory of Shirley Sternin • Sebastiana & Dean Hernan in memory of Leonard Hernan • Debra & Herb Hochrad in memory of Henry Hochrad and Murray Rothman • Gail & Steve Hollander in memory of Richard Roth and Evelyn Steinberg • Irene Horn in memory of Nathan Horn • Lois & Richard Howard in memory of Henrietta Feitell and Lawrence Feitell • Robin & Robert Jacobson in memory of Lester Sarnoff • Andrea & Doug King in memory of Lawrence Barach, Maribeth Denson, and Isabelle Barach Story • Laurence Lande in memory of Simon Lande • Elaine Lasner & Family in memory of Harry Schechtman and Theresa Reisman • André & Susan Louis in memory of Michele Louis Simelane • Joyce & Joel Mensoff in memory of Bess Mandell and Sidney Fingerhut • Lee Newman in memory of Elsa Singer • Margaret Noonan in memory of Rochelle Lilien • Margery & Edward Orenstein in memory of Harry Friedman • Susan & George Prinz in memory of Anna Prinz • Suzanne Rosenberg in memory of Molly Smiley • Rosalyn Schwartz in memory of Harold Schwartz • Barbara Silberman in memory of Rochelle Lilien • Barbara Silberman & Dorothy Kellner in memory of Samuel Kellner • Doris & Irving Silberman in memory of Harry Silberman • Janet & Barry Spool in memory of Geraldine Spool and Nathan Kaplan • Nina Wachtel-Dower in memory of Betty and Gerald Wachtel • Joan Wiener in memory of Irving Kolman • Elaine Zipser in memory of Morris Zipser •

TZEDAKAH:

• Michele Mavrovouniotis to thank Temple Tikvah for welcoming her family and her for the High Holiday •

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM JOYCE MENSOFF:

To two wonderful guys, Larry Konstan and Joe Massey; I would not have been able to attend choir rehearsals this past summer and fall, because my right knee replacement made it impossible drive, and these two gentlemen cheerfully immediately volunteered, which made it possible to attend both regular and added rehearsals leading up to the High Holidays. Also thank you - Vivian Floch, another choir member who stepped up and drove me home at times.

social action

* * May we lead the world by example, and become, in the words of Isaiah, a light to the nations.

JACOB ADLER, RESERVES (1926), THEN SIGNED-UP TO SERVE IN WWII - SHARON ADLER'S FATHER • JOSEPH PANETTA, KOREAN WAR, ARMY - DONALD PANETTA'S FATHER • MICHAEL SCHOENER, WWII, ARMY RECIPIENT OF PURPLE HEART - LORI PANETTA'S FATHER • SAMUEL PUGACH, WWII, ARMY SERGEANT - MERLE FISHKIN & JODY DIAMOND'S FATHER

Elaine Brooks, Judy Kirschner & Elaine Weiss

Unity

  • We hope everyone and their families enjoyed the recent holidays together. We thank you for the donations you made to Hatzilu. If you were able to attend the Social Action Shabbat on October 18th, as partners of the nationwide program of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, we hope you enjoyed sharing the celebration of Sukkot with our immigrant neighbors – there were about 20 immigrant guests from varied communities. The Rabbi conducted a beautiful ceremony in the Sanctuary. Amara from Pakistan, as well as Juana and Adolfo from Guatemala (the family we met last year returned with their daughter and nephew) also spoke to us about their experiences. Everyone went into the Sukkah for the blessing of the bread and wine and some songs. The oneg was lovely, as people mingled quite a lot. We are going to be invited to a November 10th Women's Luncheon in the Ahmadiyya Community.
  • As we move into November and the recognition of American Veterans celebrated on Monday, November 11th, we want to share a link to a prayer you might appreciate: https://reformjudaism.org/practice/prayers-blessings/veterans-day-prayer. There are many ways to honor those who have served our country. We hope you will take the time to consider a few and choose at least one that you are willing and able to do to show your appreciation: donate money, donate clothing or other items, give your time, shop at a veteran-owned business in Queens or Nassau (https://www.veteranownedbusiness.com), visit a nearby VA hospital or home (such as St. Albans, Northport, Brooklyn or Manhattan VAs), or simply express your gratitude personally to a Veteran you know since we do not always remember to do so before or after November 11th.
  • In addition, November is an important month for us to be aware of pending issues and our new opportunity for early voting in New York State. A good source of information for elections is the League of Women Voters (www.lwvofnassaucounty.org or https://mylwv.org/newyorkstate/queens). If you need help getting to the polls, let us know and perhaps a member of our community might be available to help.

Elaine Brooks: 718.217.6065 • Judy Kirschner: 917.270.2705 • Elaine Weiss: 917.658.4955

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