UPCOMING EVENTS

February 9 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

February 9-11
ISJL SPRING  VISIT

February 10 at 7:00 pm
JEWS, CHOCOLATE & HISTORY
A Family Event From ISJL

February 16 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

February 23 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

March 3 at 6:30 pm
BINGO & BROWNIES

March 24
NOAH MOORE BAR MITZVAH

March 31
PASSOVER SEDER

April 21
MILES BASKIN BAR MITZVAH


CLERGY & STAFF
Rabbi Joseph Prass
Religious School Principal: Elaine Gutenstein  
Religious School Asst Principal: Rebecca Sussman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Michael Gutenstein
Vice President:   Robert Goldstein
Secretary: Julie Segal
Director of Finance:  Elizabeth Poguntke
Director of Communications: Wendy Meyer
Director of  Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Johanna Kohler 
Director at Large: Bob Abrams
Director at Large:  Heather Pacin
 
Please submit your articles,  events, updates
and mazel tov's 
to news@mynertamid.org .  

EDITORS 
MEMBER NEWS
 
February Birthdays 
Noah Moore 
Michele Flake
Cherri Ehrlich
Caren Doleys
Betty Milikovsky
Laura Gutenstein
Larry Goldstein
Karen Goldstein
Michael Gutenstein
Stephanie Goldstein
Alexander Lerman

February Anniversaries
Bob & Peg Abrams
Jonathan & Maryanne Herbst
Donna & Joel Ferrera Abel

REFUAH SCHLEIMA
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health: 

Jacque Bingham
Paul Burstein
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Robert Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Joel Landsberg
Joe Rosenfeld
Hal Schwartz
Enid Schwartz
Jeff Segal
Liz Troshane
IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember t hose who passed away this year:

Jerry Asofsky
Barbara Flamenbaum
Alan Gedinsky
Dave Hayes 
Stephen Mackie
Barbara Quarles
Richard Wise
Bertha Zuckerman

YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affect ion we recall those
whose Yahrzeits 
are in January. We remember: 

Michael Eramo -  brother in law of Robin Flake
Abraham Mordechai Goldberg - father of Serena Gold
Martin Hager - father of Emily Lembeck
Charlotte Huebsch  - mother of Robert Huebsch
Steveanne Lehrman - sister of Robert Huebsch
Jeffrey Irving Lustgarten - brother of Elaine Gutenstein
Sheldon Lustgarten - father of Elaine Gutenstein
Abe Perlman - father of Robin Flake
Edythe Lichtblau Perlman - mother of Robin Flake
Mildred Perlman - aunt of Robin Flake
William Rosenthal - grandfather of Debra Conole
Maxine Rubenstein - great aunt of Brad Seitel
Janet Seitel - great aunt of Brad Seitel
Nathan Seitel - great uncle of Brad Seitel
Mike Shalloway - uncle of Julie Berenson
Ira Ungar - father of Julie Segal
Donald Ward - grandfather of Paul Kohler

Yehi zichronam l'vracha - may their memories be 
for a blessing; may they rest in peace. Amen.  

Observe the tradition of giving tzedakah (charity) to commemorate
the annual Yahrzeit of a loved one's passing by making a donation
in their memory. 
CLICK HERE to donate. If you would like to 
purchase  a plaque in memory of your loved ones, 
please contact Michael Gutenstein.

TORAH PORTION  

Mishpatim ... [These Are the] Rules
Exodus 21:1−24:18
These are the rules that you shall set before them. - Exodus 21:1

SUMMARY: 
  • Interpersonal laws ranging from the treatment of slaves to the exhibition of kindness to strangers are listed. (21:1-23:9)
  • Cultic laws follow, including the commandment to observe the Sabbatical Year, a repetition of the Sabbath injunction, the first mention of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals, rules of sacrificial offerings, and the prohibition against boiling a kid in its mother's milk. (23:10-19)
  • The people assent to the covenant. Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu,
    and seventy elders of Israel ascend the mountain and see God. Moses goes on alone and spends forty days on the mountain. (24:1-18)

Mitzvah Moments

 NOAH MOORE
March 24, 2018
For my Bar Mitzvah project, I will be working with  Live Safe
to help their efforts in providing social services and emergency housing to victims of, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault. 
         My project centers on helping the families who receive these critical services. In many cases the clients of LiveSafe must leave their current living situation with little or no notice, to escape from violence and abuse. Many essential items are left behind such as, basic toiletries. I will be collecting the following items to help them. Please new or unopened items only.
  • Toothpaste  *  Deodorant  *  Shampoo * Conditioner
  • Feminine pads * Floss * Tooth brushes * Lotion * Soap
  • Travel pillows (unused or new) * Twin sheet sets
To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at

MILES BASKIN
April 21, 2018
As part of my bar mitzvah project, I will be helping a shelter for
homeless teens, Covenant House, by collecting socks for the teens
sheltered there. At Covenant House, homeless teens are sheltered
and cared for, but they are always in need of new clothes and other necessities. Please donate any new or unused socks you can to these
homeless teens. I will have a collection bin at the temple, 
or you can find me most Sunday mornings and Friday nights.

SPONSOR AN ONEG!
If you would like to sponsor an oneg for a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, birth of a child or grandchild,  but don't have time, contact the Ritual Committee at  ritual@mynertamid.org. Let them
know what occasion you will be sponsoring the oneg for, how many
you are expecting and send payment to the Ritual Committee, 
and they will set everything up!

SMILE BEFORE YOU SHOP ON AMAZON!
CNT receives a 0.5% rebate on any sales made using the procedure described in the "smile amazon" link at  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3783248Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.  

EVERY CLIP COUNTS!
We have partnered with Box Tops for  Education. Simply cut the complete Box Top  off the package and turn into the collection box located in the community room. Collection sheets |are available for you to use as well. Simply attach your box tops to the sheet and drop in the box when the sheet is filled up.   Box Tops are found on products you already purchase. A complete  list is available at the front desk.  

SIGN UP FOR KROGER REWARDS !!!
CNT rneeds you to help our reward donations grow!
If you are not already registered, please sign up
today or re-link your code for CNT at  krogercommunityrewards.com with code 63646 or 
CLICK HERE Re-registration is required each school year. And don't forget to use your Kroger card!


CONSIDER A DONATION
Whether in honor of a Bar Mitzvah, birthday, anniversary, or in memory of someone special,  please consider a donation to Congregation Ner Tamid. 
We have the following funds in place:
Education Fund * General Fund * High Holiday Fund * Building Fund * Heidi Meyer Camp Scholarship Fund * Sunshine Fund (for assisting those in need). Recognition letters are  sent for all donations and contributions. 
 All donations are greatly appreciated!

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February 8, 2018  |  23 Sh'vat  5778

Shabbat Candle Lightin 5:58  pm on Friday, February 2, 2018

We are in the middle of a lot of exciting events. Last Friday, our Scout Shabbat  (pictured above) was a packed house. (pictured above)  was a packed house. I heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone who attended. Thanks to Matt Berenson, Craig Lerman, Jim and Jimmy Cyganek, Erin Moore, Sue Goldstein, and the rest of their team for putting this event together.  Saturday night's Havdalah Pot Luck Dinner and Guest Speaker were very inspirational. Thanks to the Membership and Social Action committees led by Bob Abrams and Laurie Leader 
for running the event.

This weekend is our ISJL spring visit. Our education fellow, Sierra Debrow, along with Education, Religious School and Women's Group, have an exciting weekend planned. Friday night, the service will be led by Sierra and followed by an Oneg. On Saturday night, we will have a family Havdalah service, followed "Jews, Chocolate and History", an interactive program with Mexican hot chocolate, a dipping station, and samples of chocolates from around the world. Please RSVP to by email to gutensteinelaine@gmail.com so we can be sure to have enough for everyone. There is a suggested donation of $18 per family to cover our costs. Sunday at Religious School there will be a special program for both students and parents. Details about all these events are below.
 
Look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Michael Gutenstein
President

Join us for a family friendly evening of sweet fun as we venture 
down the Jewish Timeline with chocolates! Our ISJL Fellow, Sierra Debrow, will be the tour guide for this unique event.  $18 per family donation appreciated. Questions? contact Elaine Gutenstein.


Religious School News

 PURIM PREVIEW
Welcome One and All!
Sunday, February 11th at 11:45 am
as our CNT Religious School delights and educates you
with their performance of  "PURIM"
Directed by ISJL Fellow Sierra Debrow
Parents, you are welcome to join in the fun as well.
Contact Elaine Gutenstein and a role will be assigned to you.


COUNTDOWN TO PASSOVER
Passover is just around the corner and those traditional sweet goodies
are a challenge to find in Atlanta. Go to  www.misschocolate.com and shop...from your home...no crowds...no searching and 50% of your order
will be donated to the CNT Growth Fund. ONLINE ORDERS
ARE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME. 
For those who like "old school" ordering, p aper order forms will be available at the front desk. Paper forms are due by  Feb 16th . Make your check  payable to "CNT". These orders will be delivered to you at CNT.

 
BAKERS WAN TED
On  Sunday, March 4th  the Religious School will celebrate Purim. We'd love to host a BAKE SALE and are in need of hamentashen. If you love to bake and would like to donate hamentashen, please contact Elaine Gutenstein

Todah Robah to Miss Hannah!
Your talent brings LOVE to our bulletin board.
 
Elaine Gutenstein, Principal 
Congregation Ner Tamid Religious School 

Back by popular demand!
BINGO & BROWNIES
Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 pm
Bring the whole family and your favorite brownies
to share as we play some BINGO!!

 

AN INSPIRING EVENING AT CNT
CNT members and people from the community came together on Saturday, February 3, to hear Elizabeth Cicerchia's story of living life to the fullest in spite of her disability. Elizabeth's main take-away for the evening was "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Raising awareness about disability
rights was the Social Action theme of the night with a nod to Black History Month and African Americans like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 
who ignited the modern Civil Rights Movement. 


After Elizabeth's inspirational speech, Havdalah services were led by Membership Chair Bob Abrams and congregant Jimmy Cyganek.
Following the service, everyone gathered for a potluck dinner to
honor the end of Shabbat. A huge thank you to those who attended
the event and to CNT's Membership Committee for all their time and
hard work behind the scenes to ensure that the event was a success. 


If you have ideas for future Social Action events, please leave a comment
or two in the online suggestion box or email Laurie Leader at: 
leader7623@gmail.com

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