Sunday, May 21 * 7 pm

Join us for an evening of uplfting Jewish music hosted by Cantor Aaron Shifman featuring Pey Dalid, an eclectic fusion of sound and story and Joshua Nelson, who combines Jewish liturgical lyrics with gospel.This program is free and open to the entire community and will be fun for all ages. 

Joyful Sounds has been generously underwritten by the Daniel and Ethel Hamburger Music Fund, Harold and Sandra Levine Trustees.To learn more, contact  Julie Berman .

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Shul News
May 18, 2017 22 Iyar 5777
This week's parsha is Behar-Bechukotai.
  Candle lighting:    8:25 pm
Shabbat Rocks! Friday Evening Service:    7:00 pm
Shabbat Morning Service; Volunteer Shabbat :    9:00 am
  Starbucks, Bread & Torah with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria:      9:00 am
S habbat ends:    9:33 pm
Friday, May 19 * 7 pm
Bring your families to this wonderful evening, with a live band playing some of today's most upbeat Jewish music. You will find yourself tapping your toes, clapping your hands and dancing to these contemporary melodies. Multiple musical genres are woven through the service, highlighting text from each of the Psalms, which creates an energizing and engaging service. A special prayer book has been created to offer Hebrew, transliteration and English to make this service user friendly. Listen to and download tracks from our website. Services will be held in the Linden Family Courtyard, weather permitting. The May oneg is sponsored by The David and Ruth Moskowitz Family Endowment Fund and Michelle & Joel Rosenberg.


Two Special Events prior to 
Shabbat Rocks! this month

on the playground (weather permitting) 

Come join us on our beautiful playground as we welcome Shabbat together and get ready for Shavuot with a visit from the East Coast Custard Truck!

We will enjoy a light dinner of pizza bagels and veggies, time for fun on the playground, and then a scoop of delicious custard. Event will be held rain or shine!

Stay for Shabbat Rocks! at 7  pm, featuring our live band with lots of dancing and ruach.  Click here to register.

Custard & Shabbat

Come early to our Shabbat Rocks! and enjoy a nice, cold treat from the East Coast Custard Truck. RSVP on our Facebook event or by contacting Shani Kadis.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5777
Tuesday, May 30 from 7:00 pm - 6:00 am

Join over 300 people from Northeast Ohio to commemorate the giving of the Torah at this event open to the community free of charge. Select one session or stay for  the entire event  and choose from 43 diverse and exciting speakers , including the return of some of our most popular teachers and many new ones. No prior knowledge is needed to learn from clergy, doctors, lawyers, judge, college educators, community leaders and activists on topics ranging from philosophy, classic Jewish text study, medical ethics,health and well being, social action, music, parenting and much more. The first session offers hands - on experiences such as an art project, memoir writing, and a book discussion.  FREE and OPEN to the community. View the schedule to learn more.
Thank you to the following  sponsors: B'nai Jeshurun and the Estelle & Dr. Milton Rosenberg Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Session Fund, Cleveland Jewish News, Shaarey Tikvah Congregation, Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, Gross Schechter Day School, Kol HaLev, Beth El Congregation, Beth Israel-The West Temple and jHUB.

We are having a Flash Sale as we "close out" the fiscal year!*
All "purchases" provide operating support to our beloved shul, are tax deductible to the extent of the law and are guaranteed fun!  Quantities are limited on some items and merchandise is going fast! Learn more  and make your purchase. (*These are real offerings, but please use your best judgement in redeeming items. All laws of kashrut, observing the Sabbath and other facets of Jewish law and overall appropriateness must be respected.)  

Sisterhood Installation
Thursday, May 25 * 7 pm
Congratulate and welcome the incoming officers and board members and say thank you to those outgoing. Dessert and beverages will be served.  RSVP here.
President: Bonnie Huston
Vice President, Programming: Beth Lockshin
Co-Vice Presidents, Fundraising: Bernice Rothman, Lynda Newman and
       Cindy Borensztein
Co-Vice Presidents, Membership: Wendy Dahar and Sylvia Chaiten
Corresponding Secretary: Lynn Wasserman
Recording Secretary: Cindy Herman
Treasurer: Susan Nash
Assistant Treasurer: Lynne Friedman


GSDS Shabbat * June 3
Many of our members who are students, alumni or staff will lead and participate in parts of the service. There will also be information provided about the school. If you are interested in a part of the Shabbat service, please contact Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz at Gross Schechter Day School.

Flags for Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, a United States flag is traditionally placed on the graves of those who served our country. If you would like to assist in the placing of flags at Chesterland Memorial Park, or would like to help the JWV at other cemeteries, contact Bernice Rothman (440-449-0172). If you would like to help at Bet Olam Cemetery, contact Murray Berkowitz
(216- 342-4759). This is both a mitzvah and a good patriotic learning experience for children, one in which the whole family can participate.

In This Issue
Straight from our website

Mazal Tov to:

Shira Rosenberg on celebrating becoming a Bat Mitzvah this Shabbat afternoon (Mincha), and to her parents,  Michelle & Joel, siblings Ella and Asher and grandparents Merle & Robert Kiwi and Judy & Marshall Rosenberg.

Sydney & David Gruhin on the birth of a son, Connor Wolf Gruhin. Grandparents are Gloria & Michael Gruhin.

Jill & Ken Moss on the birth of a granddaughter, Zoe Elisa Moss.  Parents are Jordan & Illana Moss.

Carolyn & Bernard Stulberg on the birth of a grandson, Micah David Stulberg.

Naomi & Rabbi Stephen Weiss on the graduation of their daughter, Yael, from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.  Yael received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.

Joanne Davis on her engagement to Todd Rosenthal. Joanne's parents are Eleanor & Robert Davis.
Rachel & Yaacov Taxer on the engagement of their son, David, to Leah Asher. 

David Levine placed first in the National Bible Contest. He is the son of Michelle & Adam Levine .

Sam Kay is travelling to China on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.  He is the son of Abraham Kay.

Avi Epstein received his Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. He is the son of Eileen & Don Epstein. 

Adam Hirsh was appointed
Executive Director at Hillel Kent State University.

Sylvia Chaiten is presenting her ceramic works in Mandel JCC's Jewish Arts and Culture Lab.
Condolences to:

Ronna (Robert) Zelwin, Steven (Zehava) Galun, Estelle Payner, Adam (Brooke) Zelwin, Adam (Courtney) Zelwin, Ariel Galun, Benjamin Galun and Pam (Sandy) Besunder & families on the death of their mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, our member, Beverly Galun.

Lynn (Harold) Wasserman & family on the death of her mother, Pearl Sevel.
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