UPCOMING EVENTS

August 4 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Rabbi Led

August 6 at 9:00 am
WELCOME BACK TO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL  

August 6 at 3:00 pm
BOOK CLUB
ORPHAN #8 by K. Van Alkemade

August 11 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Back to School Shabbat

August 13 from 12:30-3:00 pm
PICNIC IN THE PARK

September 9 at 6:30 pm
NEW MEMBER DINNER AND HAVDALAH SERVICE

August 19 at 6:00 pm
WOMENS GROUP LADIES NIGHT OUT
at Red Sky Tapas & Bar 

August 27 at 10:30 am
ADULT ED WITH RABBI PRASS
Rosh Hashana Warm Up

September 17 at 10:30 am
ADULT ED WITH RABBI PRASS
Yom Kippur 

September 20 
EREV ROSH HASHANA SERVICES

September 21 
ROSH HASHANA SERVICES

September 29
EREV YOM KIPPUR / KOL NIDRE
with Cellist Rachel Halverson 

September 30 
YOM KIPPUR SERVICES, STUDY AND BREAK FAST 



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
 
August Birthdays 
2-Gerald Moore
5-Kendra Lerman
6-Gabriel Berris
6-Megan McMillan
7-Noah Sherman
9-Susan Huebsch
13-Sarena Goldstein
14-Ken Segal
24-Charlie Schwartz
25-Anslee Seitel
25-Enid Schwartz
28-Jimmy Cyganek
30-Alan Handel
31-Alexander Goldstein
31-Jonathon Herbst

August Anniversaries
4-Ernie & Marci Zied
8-Heidi & Paul Meyer
9-Allison and Lee Freedman
14-Robin & Robin Flake
26-Serena & Jeremy Gold
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 
 Bob Huebsch 
 Sue Huebsch 
 Irving Kagai 
 Jeff McMullen 
 Joe Rosenfield 
 Zulma Rosenfield 
 Hal Schwartz 
 Liz Troshane

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

Sheila Blum 
Sharon Frankel 
Carl Gurgold 
Lenore Meyer
Guta Pech
Ira Ungar
David Wade 
Alan Weber


YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affection we recall those whose Yahrzeits
are in August. We remember: 

Rose Blum, mother of Sue Goldstein 
Julia Candida DeSilva, mother of Fatima Alalof
Ivan Alan Ezrine, father of Elizabeth Ezrine Poguntke
Frances Fried, grandmother of Wendy Meyer and great grandmother of Jimmy Cyganek 
Irving Horowitz, father of Elaine Gutenstein 
Florence London, grandmother of Daryl McMillan 
Charles Miller, brother in law of Sue & Larry Goldstein 
Phillip Seitel, great uncle of Brad Seitel 
Carole Wolfe, mother of Wendy Meyer and grandmother of Jimmy Cyganek

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
 
Va-et'chanan
I [Moses] Pleaded with the Eternal
Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

I pleaded with the Eternal at that time, saying, "O Eternal God, You who let Your servant see the first works of Your greatness and Your mighty hand, You whose powerful deeds no god in heaven or on earth can equal! Let me,
I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan,
that good hill country, and the Lebanon." - Deuteronomy 3:23-25

SUMMARY: 
  • Moses pleads with God to let him enter the Land of Israel with the people, but God once more refuses his request. (3:23-28)
  • Moses orders the Children of Israel to pay attention and follow
    the laws given by God in order to be worthy of the land they are
    about to receive. (4:1-40)
  • Specific areas of the land are set aside to serve as cities of refuge. (4:41-43)
  • The covenant at Sinai and the Ten Commandments are recalled.
    Once again, the people are exhorted to heed God's commandments. (5:1-30)
  • Moses speaks the words of the Sh'ma, the credo of Judaism, and commands Israel to show their love for Adonai and keep God's laws and ordinances. (6:1-25)
  • Moses warns the people not to commit idolatry by worshiping the gods of the nations they will conquer in Israel. (7:1-11)

Mitzvah Moments
Save the dates for these upcoming B'nei Mitzvot:
Gabe Bingham * August 12, 2017
Gabe Berris * August 26, 2017
Ethan Goldstein * October 21, 2017
Geoffrey Doleys * November 18, 2017 

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!


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. 
SPECIFIC NEEDS
We are still in need of artwork for the sanctuary and an android based tablet.
To donate any of these items, contact Karen Goldstein.
 All donations are greatly appreciated!

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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August 3, 2017  |  11 Av  5777

Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:18 pm on Friday, August 4, 2017

 

WELCOME BACK
TO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
 
 This Sunday, August 6 at 9:00 am 

Early arrival at 8:40 am is strongly recommended. 
*Drop off school supplies at the tables outside our doors. 
*Sign "Photo Release" at front desk. 
*Locate your classroom. 
*Join your student in the sanctuary for our  first 
community prayer service, which begins promptly at 9:00 am.

 NEW DISMISSAL TIME: NOON 
Confirmation: Noon-1:00 pm 

Looking forward to greeting you all! 
Elaine Gutenstein, Principal

THE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE  
WANTS YOU!  
 If you are interested in serving on the Elections committee this year, please email us at boardof directors@nertamid.org. 
This is a short and easy, but very important, commitment to help
facilitate the voting process for the 2018-2020 CNT Board positions
that will be coming up for re-election.


Religious School News

Click below for supply lists!


THE PRINCIPAL'S SCOOP  
New communication from the Principal of Congregation Ner Tamid
Religious School that is current, brief and informative.
Please check out my new blog at:

Elaine Gutenstein, Principal 
Congregation Ner Tamid Religious School 

TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!
Congregation Ner Tamid Religious School invites your children to explore what our school has to offer. During the month of August, on Sundays August 6 through 27, from 9:00 am - noon, they can come learn free with us for the first four classes! We're eager to meet new students from grades PreK through High School. Membership is not required during your child's first year at school. Come grow with us!  Respond to reserve a spot (no contract required). 
For more info email education@mynertamid.org  or call 678-264-8757. 




CNT BOOK CLUB
Sunday, August 6 at 3:00 pm
Join the Book Club to discuss the dilemma of revenge vs mercy as
presented in the NY Times and USA Today Number 1 bestseller, 
ORPHAN #8 by K. Van Alkemade. This bestseller is a fast-moving, intriguing novel inspired by true events. The Book Club will discuss this fascinating
tale before selecting the club's next book choice. If you haven't read ORPHAN #8 you can still sit in and learn about this amazing tale.




SECOND ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK
Sunday, August 13, from 12:30-3:00 pm
Oregon Park, Pavilion 2
 (145 Old Hamilton Road, Marietta, GA 30064)
Join the congregation as we celebrate the dog days of summer with
an old-fashioned cookout! Bring your footballs, frisbees , lawn games, etc. Don't forget to bring your friends!  

Hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and treats will be served.
Click for the sign-up!



WOMEN'S GROUP  RED SKY TAPAS & BAR
Saturday, August 19 at 6:00 pm 
It's ladies night out at Red Sky Tapas & Bar! Join the Women's Group for tapas, desserts, cocktails, wine, you name it! Dueling pianos begin at 9:00!
Please let us know if you'll be joining us by Wednesday, August 16.

CLICK for their menus and CLICK for the Evite!

HIGH HOLY DAY ADULT ED SERIES
Bringing the Holidays Into Focus

Sunday, August 27, 10:30 am - noon
Sunday, September 17, 10:30 am - noon

Join us for these informative sessions  led by Rabbi Prass   and held at CNT.

Enrich your mind and soul as we delve into some of the central themes and texts of the High Holy Day season.The Rosh Hashanah session will look at the history of Rosh Hashanah from its origins in the Bible to its celebration today marking the birthday of the world. From the ancient to the modern,
we will discuss ways to approach the New Year with a new perspective. 
 
As we approach Yom Kippur our tradition says that we should engage in a period of reflection, soul searching and redirection.  For the Yom Kippur session we examine some of the central texts for Yom Kippur as we
prepare to orient our focus on this holiest of days as a springboard
into a new and better year.


 HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 5778
Led by Rabbi Prass 

 Wednesday, September 20 
7:00 pm * Erev Rosh Hashanah  Service 
Oneg sponsored by the Ritual Committee

Thursday, September 21
10:00 am * Rosh Hashanah Service 

Friday, September 29 
8:00 pm * Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre
with Celloist Rachel Halverson

 Saturday, September 30 
10:00 am * Yom Kippur Morning Service  
 2:30 pm * Torah Portion study/discussion 
4:30 pm * Yizkor - Memorial Service 
5:00 pm * Closing Service 
6:15 pm * Havdalah 
6:25 pm * Community Break Fast 

TICKET PRICES:
$90 for Non-Members 
$72 for Member Guests 
(additional tickets purchased by members) 
$0 (complimentary) for Members 

For more information, please contact: highholydays@mynertamid.org
678-264- 8575  |   www.mynertamid.org   |  1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220,  Marietta, GA 30060