UPCOMING EVENTS

June 29 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

July 6 at 6:15 pm
BROWN BAG DINE AND DISCUSS

July 6 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

July 13 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

July 20 at 7:00 pm
POTLUCK DINNER

July 20 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

August 5
FIRST DAY OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
PICNIC AT LAUREL PARK

August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Cobb County Police & CNT Education Committee present
ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

August 18
WOMEN'S GROUP CRAFT NIGHT


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:  Heather Pacin
 
Please submit your articles,  events, updates
and mazel tov's 
to news@mynertamid.org .  

EDITORS 
MEMBER NEWS 

July Birthdays
1-Heidi Meyer 
5-Gabe Bingham 
8-Selia Blass  
9-Rebecca Sussman 
10-Emily Lembeck 
10-Maryanne Herbst 
12-Fatima Alalof
13-Jacob Kohler
15-Brandon Adelman 
20-Daryl McMillan
24-Heather Pacin

REFUAH SCHLEIMA
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health: 
 
Bob Abrams
Paul Burstein
Kevin Belcher
Michelle Belcher
Robyn Gandelman
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Tais Keyser
Angie King
Paula Krupnick
Elina Kishinevsky-Stern
Jacob Kohler
Jeff McMullen
Enid Schwartz
Hal Schwartz
Jeff Segal
Harriet Shannon
Warren Shannon
Mak Yost

IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember t hose who passed away this year:

Jerry Asofsky
Barbara Flamenbaum
Sharon Freedman
Robert Gutenstein
Dave Hayes  
Stephen Mackie
Barbara Quarles
Richard Wise
Bertha Zuckerman

YAHRZEITS

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

Arlene Baskin - mother of Eric Baskin 
Aaron Blum - father of Sue Goldstein
Sol Cohen - uncle of Mel Krupnick
Gloria Epstein - mother of Jeff Epstein
John Fenton - stepfather of Jennifer Seitel
Julie Fenton - mother of Jennifer Seitel
Mal Goldberg - good friend of Bob Abrams
Hyman Horowitz - grandfather of Elaine Gutenstein
Jules Rosenfeld - uncle of Joe Rosenfeld
Ronald Smith - brother of Paula Krupnick 
Jonathan Turner - brother of Jared Gilmer
Estelle Wycoff - good friend of Jule Kagan
Bernice Zied - mother of Ernie Zied

Y ehi 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
 
Pinchas ... Phinehas
Numbers 25:10−30:1

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son
of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion." - Numbers 25:10-11

SUMMARY:

· Pinchas is rewarded for killing the Israelite and the Midianite woman who cursed God. (25:10-15)

· Israel fights a war against the Midianites. (25:16-18)

· A second census is taken. (26:1-65)

· The daughters of Zelophehad force a change in the laws of property inheritance. (27:1-11)

· Joshua is chosen to be Moses' successor. (27:15-23)

· The sacrificial ritual for all festival occasions is described in detail.
(28:1-30:1


SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS!
with your CNT community in future editions of ChaiLights. Help spread your good news by sending a paragraph with all pertinent information and your favorite photo to communications@mynertamid.org. Deadline is noon on Wednesday for that Thursday's edition!

SMILE BEFORE YOU SHOP ON AMAZON!
CNT receives a 0.5% rebate on eligible 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!

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July 5, 2018  |  22  Tamuz  5778

Shabbat Candle L ighti ng  8:34  p m on Friday, July 6, 2018

  
To continue from last week's article, I want to talk about what I learned from the ISJL conference about attracting unaffiliated Jews in the community. The key points presented were projecting a vision, being consistent with that vision to make a partnership, and using a multimedia approach to reach them.
 
The vision portion is the key to attracting new people. Last year I started with the EPIC vision of Engagement, Process, Inclusion and Consistency. I still believe in that vision but realize that because of our size and short history doing all of it at the same time is too much for us. The most successful approach that was delivered at the conference was to focus on what we do that makes us special - the Religious School and welcoming everyone, and helping each other when someone is in need. That is what we need to project out to the community.
 
The next part is to project this vision consistently internal and externally. A plan is going to be developed to market our vision to create interest in visiting us. Communications is working with URJ to improve our website. That, however, is only half of the process of bringing in new people. We need to not only welcome visitors with non-judgmental attitude, but show involvement in CNT events, the Religious School and fundraising efforts.
 
Our Communications team of Wendy Meyer, Johanna Kohler and Mel Krupnick do a wonderful job with getting information provided to them out to members and the community. The marketing seminar I attended at the conference gave suggestions of additional ways we can reach people - especially Facebook and Instagram. One of the ideas is to have member stories posted on Facebook or included in Chai Lights. If anyone has a CNT story to share, please send it to Communications@mynertamid.org .
 
There are more things that can be done with social media that we have little experience on how to implement. Our Communication team keeps our Facebook updated but they need help to make the most of it. I am calling on our young social media savvy members to join the Communications Committee and help make our presence something special.
 
Membership growth and participation are two of the key factor in keeping CNT engaging and inclusive.
 
L'dor v'dor
Michael Gutenstein
President
 

'BROWN BAG DINE & DISCUSS' SERIES
Friday, July 6, at 6:15 pm

Significant Moments in Judaism:
The Walls Came Tumbling Down and Judaism Came Rising Up!
Take a look at one of the events that would shape Judaism and we would never be the same. The summer holy day of Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temple and still reverberates today. In an informal gathering led by Rabbi Prass, learn about this historical event and discuss how it shapes our Judaism today.  Feel free to bring a simple 
disposable kosher style meal for yourself during our talk and prepare to dine and discuss with Rabbi Prass and your fellow congregants
Erev Shabbat services will follow at 7:30 PM.
We look forward to seeing you!


NEWS FROM CAMP COLEMAN

  Caring and compassionate 
Ansley and Sierra came into the health center last night to visit one of their bunk mates who is sick. They were both extremely maternalistic making sure their little friend had all that she needed. A hair brush? "No, she needs her whole shower caddy" Ansley said. We have toothbrushes here, "no, we will get her her own toothbrush and tooth paste" offered Sierra. The counselor and I were cracking up as the girls made a list
of all that their friend needed.
But most importantly their sick
little friend smiled from ear to
ear and felt so loved!!!



 

SHABBAT POTLUCK
Friday, July 20, at 7:00 pm (dairy)
Join us for a potluck dinner before services on July 20!


Religious School News

First Day of Religious School
August 5, 2018

Enjoy your summer break!




SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST IN THE PARK!
Sunday, August 5, from 12:30-3:00 pm
Laurel Park, Large Pavilion
(151 Manning Rd, Marietta, GA 30060)
Join the congregation as we celebrate the dog days of summer
with an old-fashioned cookout! Bring your footballs, frisbees,
lawn games, etc. And don't forget to bring your friends!
Hot dogs, sides, and treats will be served. 
Be on the lookout for the Signup Genius!


SAVE THESE DATES!

Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:00 pm
 Cobb County Police & CNT Education Committee
present an Active Shooter Training 

Sunday, October 14 we host our annual 
CNT FALL MARKET
The event will take place in our upper parking lot so please stop by.
If you would like to reserve a spot or know someone who  may want
to be a vendor at our event, please email Julie Segal at: juliecaryn429@gmail.com with the Vendor's name 
and email information.
More details to come!


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!


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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