UPCOMING EVENTS

December 1 @ 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

December 3 from noon - 5:00 pm
4TH ANNUAL CNT SHOPPING EVENT 

December 8 @ 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

December 9 at 9:00 am
YOUTH GROUP VOLUNTEERS AT ATLANTA FOOD BANK

December 15 at 6:30 pm
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION & SERVICE
Dairy Pot Luck

December 17 at 3:00 pm
MAVENS LATKE PARTY

December 17 at 5:00 pm
YOUTH GROUP HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

December 18 from 6:30-7:30 pm
MENORAH LIGHTING
On the Marietta Square

December 22 @ 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

January 28 at 3:30 pm
CNT BOOK CLUB
The Matzo Ball Heiress


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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Michael Gutenstein
Vice President:  Brad Seitel
Secretary: Julie Segal
Treasurer: Karen Goldstein
Director of Communications: Wendy Meyer
Director of  Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Johanna Kohler 
Director at Large: Bob Abrams
Director at Large: Robert Goldstein
Past President: Kristine Goldstein

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

EDITORS 
MEMBER NEWS
 
December Birthdays 
1-Joshua Lerman  
1-Zachary Lerman  
7-Joe Rosenfeld  
8-Jeremy Gold  
9-Robin Flake
16-Harrison Freedman
18-Elaine Gutenstein
18-Jim Cyganek
20-Jacquelyn Conole
23-Hal Schwartz
27-Mel Krupnick
29-Serena Gold

December Anniversaries
1-Carol and Mike Steele  
4-Enid & Hal Schwartz
25-Zulma and Joe Rosenfeld
28-Wendy & Jim Cyganek

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

Jaque Bingham
Paul Burstein
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Robert Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Beth Landsberg
Joel Landsberg
Hal Schwartz
Jeff Segal
Mitchell Schreibman
Liz Troshane

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

Alan Gedinsky
Barbara Flamenbaum
Ira Ungar
Donald Ward
Richard Wise
Bertha Zuckerman

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

Eleanor Blass - mother of Kim Blass
Sheila Blum - sister in law of Sue & Larry Goldstein
Sharon Frankel - sister of Robin Flake
Abe Gilmer - grandfather of Jared Gilmer
Harry Goldstein - father of Larry Goldstein
Bessie Horowitz - grandmother of Elaine Gutenstein
Robert Huebsch Sr. - father of Robert Huebsch Jr.
Claire Kaplan -   aunt of Mel Krupnick
Karen Lembeck - wife of Harry Lembeck
Jacob Louis Lembeck - father of Harry Lembeck
Sylvia Milsen - grandmother of Julie Berenson
Rose Rowley - grandmother of Matthew Berenson
Nathan Segal - grandfather of Ken Segal
Ruby Seitel - great aunt of Brad Seitel
Frances Shiman - mother of Enid Schwartz
Anne Ungar - mother of Julie Segal
Martin Zied - brother of Ernie Zied

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

Vayishlach ... [Jacob] Sent
Genesis 32:4−36:43
Jacob now sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, in the countryside of Edom. - Genesis 32:4
SUMMARY: 
  • Jacob prepares to meet Esau. He wrestles with a "man," who changes Jacob's name to Israel. (32:4-33)
  • Jacob and Esau meet and part peacefully, each going his separate way. (33:1-17)
  • Dinah is raped by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, who was chief of the country. Jacob's sons Simeon and Levi take revenge by murdering all the males of Shechem, and Jacob's other sons join them in plundering the city. (34:1-31)
  • Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin and is buried in Ephrah, which is present-day Bethlehem. (35:16-21)
  • Isaac dies and is buried in Hebron. Jacob's and Esau's progeny are listed. (35:22-36:43)
SPONSOR AN ONEG!
If you would like to sponsor an oneg for a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, birth of a child o  Let  r 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!

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!

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/11-3783248. Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.  

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November 30, 2017  |   12 Kislev 5778

Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:11 pm on Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Hanukkah is just around the corner and CNT  will be celebrating!
 
This Sunday from noon until 5:00 pm, we are having our annual "Shopping Spree for You and Me". We have about 20 vendors selling fashions, jewelry, and gifts for Hanukkah giving. There will be raffle baskets to win, as well as a 50-50 raffle. Food will be on sale, so come by for lunch and bring your family and friends.
 
Friday night, December 15, there will be a dairy potluck dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a Hanukkah Shabbat service. There will be jelly doughnuts, dreidel games and lot of fun for the whole family.
 
We'll end our Hanukkah celebration with our Menorah Lighting on the Marietta Square on Monday December 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a major event for membership and they will need help setting up and running the event. Please contact   membership@mynertamid.org  if you are available to help.
 
I hope your Thanksgiving break was enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you this weekend at Friday night services, Religious School and our Shopping Spree!
 
Michael Gutenstein
President

Religious School News

For the latest news, please check out the Religious School Principal's blog at:  theprincipalscoop.wordpress.com


LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!!!
Board elections ballots have been sent via Constant Contact. 
Please let us know if you have not received your ballot! 
Today, November 30, is the last chance to get your vote in!
Five board positions are open. The positions and nominees are listed below, and their full statements can be read by clicking HERE.
 
Position: Vice President *  Nominee: Robert Goldstein
Position: Director of Communications *  Nominee: Wendy Meyer 
Position: Director at Large * Nominee: Bob Abrams  
Position: Director of Finance *  Nominee: Elizabeth Poguntke 
Position: Director at Large *  Nominee: Heather Pacin 

WRAP UP YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH :
Butler Chocolates * DaisyBug Designs * Elite Tallit * Happy Snacks 
 Jamberry Nails * Lipscent * Lula Roe Clothing * Oli & Ve * Origami Owl   Paparazzi Accessories * PRL's Dang It Dolls * Rodan & Fields
 Stoneridge Foods * The Passionate Preserver * Traci Lynn Jewelry Collection Thirty-One * Your Dream Glass * Knitting Items



IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE HANUKKAH!
Friday, December 15 at 6:30 pm 
Join us for our celebration of the festival of lights.
We'll have a pot luck dairy dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a short service
led by Rabbi Prass. We'll close out the evening with a holiday celebration featuring Hanukkah songs, driedel games, and fun!



Mavens


LATKE EXTRAVAGANZA
Sunday,  December 17 at 3:00 pm
Please join us for for our annual Mavens latke party, where we all
make and share 
our favorite latke recipes and eat until we're full. 
Please let me know if you will be able to join us. E mail  teachsue1@yahoo.com.


ALL HANDS ON DECK! 
On  Monday, December18, CNT will be hosting our Third Annual Menorah Lighting at Glover Park on the Marietta Square and we need your help to ensure it's another great sucess. We are looking for volunteers, canopy tents and a commercial coffee urn. Please email  bobpegabrams@gmail.com  if you have any of these items or will be able to lend a hand on Monday evening.





NEED A LIFT?
   As CNT grows in membership, so do the services offered.
A Care Committee is being formed by Bob Abrams, where if a member is ill and needs a hand or needs a ride to services, assitance will be provided based on congregant support and availability. Reach out to Bob to lend a hand,
or if you need a hand:  bobpegabrams@gmail.com.


SOCIAL ACTION: ALIVE & WELL AT CNT!
The LiveSafe donation drive in October/November for abused women 
 and children was a huge success! Two car loads of items were
dropped off at the Marietta shelter this month. A sincere thank you to everyone who donated items. Hoping the Spirit of Giving continues
through the holiday season and beyond. Stay tuned for more
social action opportunities at CNT in the near future.


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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