Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler
Death in Toulouse
A despicable low-life mercilessly killed 3 children and a rabbi in the city of Toulouse in southwestern France. With a video camera strapped to his neck, he filmed himself chasing 7 year-old Miriam Monsonego through the school courtyard and shot her three times in the head. He then turned his sights on Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two little boys, 3 year-old Gavriel and 5 year-old Arieh.
He probably taped his heinous and cowardly act so that people of hate might emulate his act and kill other Jewish children. How happy this worthless piece of garbage would have been if he could have read of the deaths of more Jewish children. But, he was shot to death by the gendarmes. And now, he is a certified martyr in the equally sick minds of his admirers.
So, will the yeshiva close its doors and no longer educate its children? Will there no longer be a place for the Jews of Toulouse to pray? The answer is a resounding NO. Jewish children will still be taught lessons of charity and kindness and their parents will still pray for peace and the fulfillment of Tikun Olam.
That, my friends, has been the resolve of the Jewish people from time immemorial. We have been tormented, slaughtered, spat upon and murdered and yet, we hold firm and rely on each other to reach the next generation with strength and the never-ending desire to help humanity.
This has been our thrust through the many years, it has been an integral fabric of our lives.
No people are as ethnocentric as the Jewish people. No people have suffered as much as the Jewish people. We have weathered Crusades, Holocausts, war and lately, missiles, thousands of missiles fired from Gaza into the land of Israel raining upon defenseless men, women and children.
Jews throughout the world mourn for the rabbi and the four children as we have whenever cowardly terrorists maliciously kill our elders and, especially, our young innocent children.
The question I ask is "Why do I only see you on the High Holidays when you listen to me express my outrage and castigate the United Nations and other ineffectual service organizations that fail to support the Jewish people?
"Why aren't we packed at Friday Night Shabbat services in a show of solidarity with our brothers and sisters when we discuss the shockingly evil attacks on our people?"
Why don't we just have Rosh Hashana and Yom kippur services and do away with the rest of the year? Apparently, no one seems to care. There are a few of us who do, however, not nearly enough. I am disheartened and grossly disappointed. Passover is upon us. It is a holiday dedicated to the freedom and unity of a group of determined people who traveled the desert for 40 years under the most trying of conditions. And, we survived because of the promise of salvation to future Jewish generations. We are letting them down.
Think about what I said and have a gloriously Happy Passover. Our next Shabbat service will be May 4. I hope and pray that I will see a packed sanctuary. As Theodore Herzl said, "If you will it, it will become a reality." I'm willing it, dear people, I'm willing it!
THERE IS NO SERVICE IN APRIL DUE TO PASSOVER
We want to wish everyone a Happy Passover
Join us for our Shabbat Service Friday, May 4, at 8 PM at Westwood Hills Congregational Church
We will celebrate Mother's Day with songs and readings.
The service will be held in the Sanctuary. Our Oneg will follow in the social hall.
If you are celebrating a simcha (happy occasion) and want to honor or memorialize someone special, please consider contributing to the Shabbat Service and receive a blessing from Rabbi Jerry & Cantor Kathy.
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|Creative Arts Temple Celebrates|
Passover in Cabo 2012
Friday, April 6th Till Monday, April 9
SHERATON HACIENDA DEL MAR GOLF & SPA RESORT LOS CABOS
Passover is fast approaching. Make your reservations NOW!
Official group dates: Check In, Friday April 6, 2012 Check Out, Monday April 9, 2018. Pre and Post dates available
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For those who want to stay an extra night, there will be a slightly lower rate for the pre or post 4th night.
For Reservations, please call the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar at 1-888-672-7137 to make your reservations!
We will hold our dinners in this beautiful outside setting. The 1st Night Seder will be held in our own private dining room.
Large and comfortable rooms will be reserved for our group.
And leisure time will be well spent at one of the many poolsides, the ocean
visiting the spa, meeting with our group or taking a trip into town
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Faye Frankel:In memory of Evey Friedkin
Norman Kantor: In memory of Evey Friedkin
Arthur & Joan Kassen: In memory of June Lindner
Michael & Lorna Lembeck: Condolences to the Friedkin family on the passing of Evey Friedkin
June Miller: In memory of Evey Friedkin; Condolences to Edith Ostrowsky & Darren Holtzman on the passing Bob Ostrowsky
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|Dr. Sidney Senter||4/19/2012|
Don't apologize. Don't believe the hype..
There is no ILLEGAL occupation, nor are there any ILLEGAL Jewish settlements. So, don't believe the Arab propaganda. The Jewish state is in the right - so you can't be wrong. More than that, speak up, speak out, support Israel.
In addition to what's going on with Iran, (1) there is unprecedented pressure on Israel not to build in it's eternal capital.
(2) there is cutting of critical military aid to joint U.S.-Israel missile defense program (3) pressure to adapt a U.S. policy that Israel accept 1948 armistice lines as a basis for a final settlement. (4) and finally, U.S. policy of failing to hold Palestinian leaders accountable for their refusal to keep THEIR peace-process commitments.
Get involved, read, write, do it , now!
|Jerry & Jeff Cutler||4/2/2012|
|Chad & Melissa Lasdon||4/4/2012|
|Morton & Bobbie Steinberg||4/4/2012|
|Joel & Tammy Steinman||4/4/2012|
|Bari & Marty Smith||4/8/2012|
|Jay & Jackie Kalish||4/17/2012|
|Martin & Kathy Godin||4/26/2012|
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Take a look at the birthdays and anniversaries, if there is someone you would like to remember and honor, call the office and send out a tribute card this month. We all will appreciate it.
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March Oneg Sponsors
Arne & Gladys Charitan in memory of June Lindner
Carol Jean Delmar in in memory of Frank & Fances Delmar
Allan & Harriet Diamond in honor of Harriet's Birthday
Jerry & Julie Gold in honor of their Anniversary
Marty Kove in honor of his Birthday
Robert & Edit Levy in honor of Robert's Birthday
Daniel Paulson in honor of his Birthday
Peter Mark & Helen Richman in honor of their Birthdays
Arlene Sidaris in memory of Andy Sidaris
Thank you, Oneg Sponsors who help defray costs of Shabbat Service, hall rental, food, and personnel.
Thank You for Your Donation and May You Be Comforted Among the Mourners of Zion
Ralph & Cynthia Bovitz in memory of Martin Yasser
Eunice Brown in memory of Max Brown
Sid Caesar in memory of Florence Caesar
Norm & Joanie Crosby in memory of Peg Foley
Milton De Lugg in memory of Anne De Lugg
Darcie Denkert in memory of Allen Susman
Scott & Linda DeVore in memory of Shirley DeVore
Marvin & Bettye Donsker in memory of Gussie Reder
Alice Eisenberg in memory of Hyman Levine
Marilyn Epstein In memory of Joseph & Edith Epstein and Bessie Lipson
Faye Frankel in memory of Milton Frankel
Martin Gilmore in memory of Lenore Gilmore
Jerry & Julie Gold in memory of Jon Wyse
Lorain Goldberg in memory of Esther Chotiner
Karel Guefen in memory of Ted Guefen
Godfrey & Barbara Mayer Harris in memory of Alfred Harris
Gladys Jaffe in memory of Sylvia Rosenberg and Morton Jaffe
Norman Kantor in memory of Hyman Kantor
Arthur Kassel in memory of Tichi Wilkerson Kassel
Rhea Kimmel in memory of Susan Lynne Pincus
Stuart & Cipora Kricun in memory of Irene Kricun
Jacqueline Maleck in memory of Charlotte Maleck
Marc Maretsky in memory of Paul Shatz
Malcolm & Barbara Marmorstein in memory of Rose & Bernard Kates
June Miller in memory of Nicholas Goldman
Milton Moses in memory of Abraham Moses
Pat Peller in memory of Roslyn Schlessinger
Ruth Veprin in memory of Billy Veprin & Anna Veprin
Arlene Sidaris in memory of Andy Sidaris
David & Brenda Ross in memory of Lewis Frielich
Allan Rotman in memory of Mollie Fox
Lea Sverdloff in memory of Eli Sverdloff
Roy & Sophia Wallenstein in memory of Nina Rogers
REVIEW FROM THE PEW
Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
At first glance, "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" sounds like a documentary produced by that country's Department of Fish and Game. It's not. Instead, it is a very pleasant film starring Ewan McGregor (Fred Jones), Kristin Scott Thomas (Patricia Maxwell) and Emily Blunt (Harriet) who, if you're a guy, will fall for hook, line and sinker.
The movie is based on a 2006 novel, "Salmon Fishing In the Yemen" by Paul Torday, and is a low-key comedy about a Yemeni Sheikh who believes that publicizing his hobby will help promote "peace and spiritual reflection in a land ravaged by conflict."
I went to the screening hesitantly because I ventured fishing only once in my life and the only thing I caught was a cold.
To my surprise, the screenplay isn't only casting a rod into the ocean waiting for an unsuspecting, hungry fish to chomp on to the hook, but it is an enjoyable screenplay acted with the proper amount of restraint (after all, how much acting motivation can you pour into a movie about salmon?) by its three stars.
The Sheikh, played admirably by Amr Waked, hopes to make his dream of a desert filled with water, salmon and fishermen a reality. Fred Jones, Britain's leading expert on fishy endeavors, hopes to scale back the Sheikhs aspirations with a dose of reality. He believes the project to be dead in the water. However, the Prime Minister's press secretary, Patricia Maxwell, sees this as a good will opportunity for both countries. With a heavy heart and the threat of losing his job, Jones agrees to go to Yemen convinced that the scheme will never work. Harriet (Ms. Blunt), the Arab chief's representative, has another angle and casts her bait to reel in the reluctant Jones.
There are some insignificant side stories that sink and are swept away by the tides of forgetfulness. What is important is that the producers and director, Lasse Hallstrom, have given us a feel good fishing film that doesn't flounder.
2 and a half Bagels and a shmear out of 4
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|Our next service
Dedicated to Mothers Day
Rabbi Jerry Cutler
Cantor Kathy Robbins
May 4, 2012
Westwood Hills Congregational Church
1989 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90025
The Church is 2 blocks south of Santa Monica Blvd. (Westwood Blvd. and La Grange). Enter the parking lot on Westwood Blvd. The church is on the corner of La Grange. Free on street parking after 7:00 P.M.
Candle Lighting Times Fridays:
April 6 7:00 pm
April 13 7:06 pm
April 20 7:11 pm
April 27 7:16 pm
(All services to be held at Westwood Hills Congregational Church unless otherwise noted)
NO SERVICE IN APRIL
DUE TO PASSOVER HOLIDAY
FRI., April 6 & 7
First and Second Night Passover Seders
Sat., April 21
April Love Dance
for Lovers and Love Seekers
Venue to be announced
Versatile entertainer (Cantor) Kathy Robbins will appear with her band for a fun night of music and dance
Fri., May 4 - 8:00 PM
We will be celebrating Mother's Day by honoring our "Mother of the Year."
Fri., June 1 - 8:00 PM
Westwood Hills Congregational Church
A special "father" will be honored on Father's Day. (Rabbi Cutler is not in the running)
Sun., June 10 -
From Bima to Broadway
an Evening of Jewish Music
Venue to be announced.
Cantor Kathy Robbins, Rena Stolber and a few other musical friends will entertain with songs written by Jewish composers.
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