Temple Topics
the monthly newsletter of Temple Sholom
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April 2021 / Nisan-Iyyar 5781
Our Mission Statement:
Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation that welcomes traditional and non traditional Jewish families, and individuals, aspiring to create a warm and caring Jewish atmosphere fostering inclusiveness and community. We engage in life long learning, worship, lifecycle events, and social action (Tikun Olam), while cultivating a love and understanding of our Jewish heritage and promoting the perpetuation of Judaism. Temple Sholom strives to be an inclusive and accessible synagogue, welcoming to all who wish to meaningfully participate in our Jewish community.
Temple Sholom Board of Trustees
Our Board meets monthly to discuss relevant topics concerning the Temple, ensure our financial stability, and membership engagement. They are a dedicated group of volunteers that give their time and energy to make Temple Sholom the best it can be.
Officers
Pamela Brander, President
Bill Nadel, 1st Vice President
Jonathan Kaplan, 2nd Vice President
Emily Serna, Secretary
Linda Nieporent, Treasurer
Jason Ross, Assistant Treasurer
Mark Nussenfeld, Immed. Past President
Trustees
David Carton
David Drapkin
Geri Flood
Dan Jablon
Matt Klein
Aron Laufer
David Liss
Beth Mitchell
Lisa Rossello
Lainie Sokolsky
Honorary Board Members
Marjorie Cohen
Natalie Darwin
William Dreier
Sandra Dreier
Catherine Gilbert
Luna Kaufman
Suzanne M. Lyte
Sandra Nussenfeld
Steven Saltzman
Martin Schwartz
Susan Sedwin
Neil Smith
Lucille Taub
Karyn Weingarten
Susan Weiseman
Professional Staff
Rabbi Joel N. Abraham - rabbi@sholomnj.org
Cantor Darcie N. Sharlein - cantor@sholomnj.org
Barbara Cooke,Temple Administrator - office@sholomnj.org
Sandy Nussbaum, Principal - principal@sholomnj.org
Amy Levoy, Bookkeeper - bookkeeper@sholomnj.org
Andrea Redmount, Religious School Administrator - sholomrs@sholomnj.org
Thank you Temple Sholom Benefactors
Under the new Mishpakha Benefactor program, members who give 18% (Chai), 36% (Double Chai), 54% (Triple Chai), or 108% (Pillar) over the Sustaining amount are recognized as Benefactors. We thank them for their commitment and generous support of Temple Sholom.
Pillar Benefactors
Ellen Berman
Natalie Darwin
William & Sandra Dreier
Double Chai
Stacey & Austin Bender
David & Lisa Drapkin
Lynda Goldschein
Claire Greenberg
Robin Lyons
Janet Weinstein

Triple Chai
Marv & Pam Brander
David & Linda Nieporent
Dan & Ellen Wolff

Chai
Rachel & Joel Camargo
Marjorie Cohen
Roger & Adrienne Graubard
Bruce & Jill Harris
Alice Jaffe
Matt Klein & Nicole LaCorte-Klein
Jeffrey Messing & Grace Braverman
Alan Nacht
George & Marlene Pogosky
Jill & Christopher Wallis
Interested in learning how you can become a Benefactor?
Contact Pam Brander at president@sholomnj.org
Gathering In-Person at the Temple - UPDATE
Spring is here - and we'd love to see* you!

Our Board and the Temple ReOpening Task Force have been meeting regularly to determine what we can and cannot do safely to bring our congregation together.

Last month, for our third trimester, we started hybrid Religious School on Sundays - and some of our students are back in class, while those who are not comfortable with in-person, are still attending virtually.

Now that the weather is getting better, we are going to experiment with a few in-person events:

Shabbat services - outside
 - Friday, May 7th - Bring your own chairs, and you can sit in your own family/household pod, masked, while we worship together, led by our Rabbi and Cantor.  We will also hold this service on Zoom, so you can tune in from at home as well.

- Friday, May 28th - Sunset Kabbalat Shabbat service - Bring your own chairs and instruments, to sit with your family pod as the Cantor and Rabbi lead us in worship.  We will also hold this service on Zoom, so you can tune in from at home as well

All services are weather permitting. If it rains, we will be on Zoom only.

 - Friday, June 18th - Limiting seating by reservation indoor service. Led by the Rabbi and hybrid on Zoom as well. Come back to our sanctuary as we see how things may work for the High HolyDays, bringing together our in-person and at-home congregation. All in-person participants will be masked, seated in household pods, and there will be no singing out loud.

 - Friday, July 2nd - Join us for our annual Shabbat-BQ for the Fourth of July weekend. We'll provide hamburgers and hot dogs (also a vegan option, if requested), and some sides. Bring whatever else you want for your own family/household, and we'll have socially distanced tables set up for dinner, and services to follow.

Depending on how these events go, and how things go around the country, we hope to expand these experiments over the summer and into the Fall. We may even be back to in-person services with (almost) no restrictions by mid-Fall (after the High HolyDays). Our calendar committee is meeting this week to plan the year that we hope to have, in person, with all of you.

Meet with the Rabbi - Outside - If you want to sit down with the Rabbi, just send him an e-mail (rabbi@sholomnj.org) and we'll set a time to meet.. Assuming good weather, we'll sit outside on the patio, safely distanced and masked, and have a chance to talk - face to face. Please set up an appointment beforehand, as we are not always in the building and we'd hate to have you drive over and be disappointed.

Fire pit - If your Temple group would like to meet around our new fire pit, reach out to the Temple office and we can set things up. There are some guidelines and you need to tend the fire yourself, but it's a nice way to gather, even after dark.
 
*Of course, only some of you at a time, and in as safe and responsibly socially distant way as we can.
Rabbi Joel N. Abraham
Which is more important: struggling to mend our broken world or appreciating what we have been given? We cannot do one without the other.

        The Jewish people are given two names in the Torah. Leah names her fourth son Yehuda, “gratitude.” “Yehudim” means “Jews,” or more literally, “the thankful ones.” Jacob struggles with an angel who bestows upon him a new name, “Yisrael,” meaning “struggles with God.” We are wrestlers. We will fight until dawn and not despair, no matter how bleak it looks.

How can we be both the thankful ones, grateful for what is, and also be the ones who struggle because it isn’t good enough? How do we live in awe of life if it is also in our nature to say, “this world should be better”? We must be comfortable living in the paradox.
It has been suggested: a person should carry in each pocket a slip of paper with one of our names. One reads, “I am Yehuda: I am grateful for what is,’ while the other reads, “I am Yisrael: I will always fight to make it better.” - Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Pirkei Imahot 3:2

        Gratitude is one of the coping mechanisms that has been helpful to some of us as we make our way through this difficult period in our lives. (For some that is the pandemic, others may be experiencing difficulty in many ways.) We have been advised to be grateful for what we have, and our Jewish prayerbook reflects this - grateful for the roof over our heads, a place to sleep, food to eat, and clothing to wear; grateful to have loved ones (of birth or chosen family) with whom to share, even if they may not be close; grateful for employment, for diversion, for the ability to move from day to day. There is a challenge in gratitude. Not only can it make us feel complacent, sometimes it makes us feel guilty when we know that as bad as we may have it, there are so many who have it so much worse. It is important to validate - it is okay to feel bad. It is okay to not be thankful at every moment. Being grateful can be a worthwhile tool, but that does not wipe out the difficulties we may be living.

        This month, however, I wanted to push the envelope of gratitude a further step. We are often grateful for the presence of others, or for the gifts the others bring, but I would encourage us to appreciate the patience of others. In dealing with tempers near fraying and emotions on the edge, when we reflect, we say to ourselves, “It is okay. This is a difficult time. People are having to cope with more than they may have ever had to cope with. We need to give them some space and be forgiving.”

        Sometimes, we are that person - at the end of our rope, on the fourteenth Zoon call of the day, without a plan for a meal to feed ourselves or our families, not sure about whether it is allergies or time to stand in line for a COVID test. Still, in those moments, we are sometimes able to take a breath and choose not to take out those valid frustrations on other human beings. We can not only be grateful for that ability in ourselves, but also in others.

        In this month, over a year since our lives so drastically changed, let us take a moment of gratitude for the Instacart employee who did not text us expletives, after we asked three times in a row (after they already left the aisle ten minutes before) for the other size of sliced cheese. Let us take a moment of gratitude for the Amazon delivery people, with aching backs, who took the time to ring our doorbell, rather than leave our package to tempt a passing porch pirate. Let us take a moment of gratitude for our teacher (or child’s teacher) who, being asked the same question, by e-mail, the fourth time in a row, took the time to answer, long after the school day had ended, while dealing with their own family’s needs. Let us show gratitude to our friends and acquaintances who, when we call or text them with things that are vitally important and timely, at least to us, they do not snap back a surly answer, but take time to listen and to think and be there as a friend.

        It has been a long year. That we are still here and relatively sane (How sane, we may not know for a while yet.) is a miracle not just because of our own ability to go with the flow, but because of countless others who allowed us to freak out, without freaking back out at us. There is a wise lesson there for us to learn from this time - that as we are thankful for what we have, and energized to change the world to how we want it to be, that we live in a world filled with others who want to do the same, and we all need to do so, together, if it is to work out, in the end.

        Thank you to all of you who have dealt with the challenges and mistakes that we on the Temple have made as we have tried to be there for you. Forgive each other as we (hopefully soon) emerge from our cocoons. May we come together again with a new appreciation not only for who we are, but for who we have tried to become.
Pamela Brander, President
I don’t know about you, but my spirits are definitely lifting as the signs of Spring become more abundant. The trees outside my window are leafing out, my daffodils are in bloom, and the rest of my garden is coming to life. The bulbs we planted on the Temple grounds, “pre-Covid”, are doing well, and I’m optimistic that they’ll thicken out, and provide some much-needed early Spring color in the coming years. And we’ve just completed Passover, my favorite holiday, centered as it is on family and on reinforcing the collective memory of the story of the Jewish people’s escape from bondage.

One thing I’m particularly optimistic about is the possibility of moving toward more normal operations at the Temple now that the weather is consistently better and Covid-related restrictions are easing. We’ve already opened the Religious School for third trimester classes, and, as documented elsewhere in this issue of Temple Topics, we’ve scheduled some outdoor services for May. In June, we will resume some indoor services, and, in July, we hope to be holding our annual 4th of July barbeque.    By mid-Autumn, we expect to be able to hold regular services and social events with almost no restrictions.
We are going to need your forbearance and patience as we move toward a full re-opening. Re-opening safely has been a huge and on-going issue for our Executive Committee, and we continue to assess the steps that might take us toward that goal. We understand that many of you have been waiting impatiently for us to resume normal operations, and to terminate the Covid-related measures that seem so onerous when a rising proportion of us have been vaccinated, and when infection rates seem to be declining. I ask you to bear with us as we feel our way toward a truly safe re-opening. We are almost there—the end is in sight, and it would be a shame to set back our movement toward re-opening through hasty or improvident actions now.

I can’t leave without recognizing some of the congregants who have made things better through their efforts on behalf of the Temple over the previous few months. First, I’d like to thank Ilene Schulman for pulling together the Purim Bags that were distributed to congregants as part of Purim festivities this year. These treat-filled bags are a wonderful way of marking Purim, and of sharing the holiday within our congregation. I’d also like to thank Geri Flood for organizing our first outdoor Purim carnival. This was not an easy thing to do—Geri had to develop games that children could play in our parking lot—without leaving their cars, and manage the flow of traffic that would result. Geri did an excellent job—and I think the participants would agree that the effort was a success.

Emily Serna deserves recognition for organizing two pre-Passover fundraisers for the Temple. The first linked the Temple to “Peace Love Light”, a provider of Judaica that offered many beautiful items to update our Passover Seder tables. The second linked to jewelry offerings from “7th Street Artisans”. The pieces were lovely, and I thank Emily for making them available.

David Liss has worked very hard on up-grading Temple Topics for a digital format. David’s expertise has really been a great help here. He’s been our go-to expert for a variety of projects designed to ease the Temple’s passage to a digital world. Without his expertise to guide us, we’d be lost.

Finally, I’d like recognize Beth Mitchell for her work on our Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion service. Beth delivered a beautiful and moving speech on the subject, and we thank her insight, and for the reminder of the place inclusion has in Jewish values.
Getting to know Bill Nadel
How long have you been a member? 6 years
 
What makes you feel connected to Temple Sholom? I grew up in a smaller Reform congregation, and attended Eisner Camp as a camper and counselor. I always enjoyed the sense of community from my childhood congregation, youth group and camp. That is what brought us to Temple Sholom. I feel connected to the Temple Sholom community through different activities: services, Men’s club, being on the board and talking with fellow congregants. I experienced the close community when fellow members helped to convert the sanctuary over after services for the celebration of my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
 
What role(s) do you play at the Temple? I am currently 1st VP of Temple Sholom. In the past I have served as a Teacher in the Religious School. Some of the projects I have worked on are Governance, helping to rewrite the bylaws of the congregation and the Security Task Force where we were awarded a Federal grant to improve the security of the building.
 
How do you feel you have made a difference in those role(s)?  My goal in my activities on the Board is to strengthen the Temple Sholom community and work to interact with our membership both existing and new. I really enjoyed talking to congregants (while wearing a mask) when helping to deliver bags for Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah.
 
What is your favorite movie? Hobbies?  I love all 80’s movies. A few of my favorites that I always stop to watch are Goonies, The Breakfast Club, Real Genius and Spies Like Us. I also enjoy skiing and golf. 
 
Something no one would know about you is:  I’ve got nothing interesting I can think of.
Mazal Tov to our upcoming B'nei Mitzvah
Ryan Zuckman turned 13 on October 12th, 2020, and will officially become a Bar Mitzvah on April 10th, 2021. He is an honor student in the 7th grade at Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, NJ. Ryan plays the Saxophone, is a competitive swimmer, and also enjoys Taekwondo, volleyball, and playing video games with friends.
For his Mitzvah project, Ryan raised money for the Pajama Program, a non-profit New York-based organization, with a chapter in NJ and other chapters across the country, that aims to bring cozy new pajamas and inspiring storybooks to children living in shelters. The Pajama Program also provides critical sleep health education and resources for parents, caregivers, and educators. Due to COVID-19, the Pajama Project is in greater need than ever of community support and donations as many classrooms and community groups have not been able to hold traditional pajama and book drives this year. One of the main reasons Ryan chose this charity was that he loved the fact that he would know that each individual donor is assured that their donation will be specifically going to a child in need and he felt that he could truly raise enough money to help a generous amount of children. Every $25 raised delivers a new pair of pajamas and an inspiring story-book to a child facing adversity.
Carter Bornstein will become a Bar Mitzvah on April 17, 2021. Carter is a seventh grader at Orange Avenuel Middle School in Cranford. His favorite school subjects are Social Studies, Math, and Band. In his free time, Carter enjoys playing the drums. He recently formed a band called Planet Honey with two other students from his music school. Carter also loves streaming video games, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family. He is also huge fan of the television series, The Flash.
 
Carter is a great big brother to Addie and loving “older” cousin to Adara, Ben, Charlie, and Harrison. For his Mitzvah project, Carter wanted to do something to help senior citizens living in area nursing homes who have been lonely or missing family during the current pandemic. Carter spearheaded a project that delivered more than 200 homemade cards and Valentine’s Day bouquets to seniors at Cranford Rehab and Nursing Center, Elmora Hills Nursing Home in Elizabeth, and the Chelsea Senior Living in Fanwood. 
Lena Blumenstock is a 7th grade honor roll student at Lincoln School in Garwood and will become a Bat Mitzvah on May 1st. She enjoys painting, basketball, sneakers, playing Minecraft, and has watched all 10 seasons of Friends no less than 10 times. While she can be goofy, she is incredibly pensive and thoughtful. Even as a child Lena has been described by many as an old soul. She is empathetic arguably to a fault. She puts her family's, friends', and even strangers' wellbeing in place of her own. This has been ever more pronounced over the last number of years as Lena has become very socially and politically-minded at the local up to the national level. She is well-recognized by her classmates and teachers as the one person in the room to know the latest political, civic, or government facts. In the time of COVID, Lena's empathy for others and belief in philanthropy shone through.  For her mitzvah project, Lena wanted to find a way to help children coming from poor neighborhoods in the time of the pandemic. She looked at her younger sister and saw that she was fortunate enough to have masks that actually fit her smaller head and had fun designs which made this whole experience a little less scary. With that, she raised money for Goddard Riverside, a non-profit in NYC that supports the underserved communities of borough and through these fundraising efforts was able to fund the purchase of nearly 1,000 child-fitting masks with fun designs and characters.


JEWELRY FUNDRAISER!

Custom-designed, hand-crafted necklaces to support Temple Sholom.

These unique, upcycled pieces were donated by popular artisan fair vendor, 7 Artisan Street. 100% of the proceeds go to Temple Sholom. Mother's Day is May 9th!
Tuesday Class with Rabbi Abraham

Starting on April 20th, each Tuesday morning at 11am, our class will be touring the (Jewish) world (virtually). Each week we'll pick a different city or place, learn about it's Jewish history, watch some videos, and share stories. If you've been to that city, you can be a tour guide. Inspired by our virtual Confirmation trip, join us as we learn more about Jewish life and history all over.

Whether you've been in the class before, or are just looking for a place to learn with Temple friends, we'll see you on Tuesday.

Pick-Up Shabbat Dinners & Dessert
Rabbi Abraham pictured with Pam Brander handing Jackie Lieberman her Passover cookies that were part of our recent pick-up dinner fundraiser.

We have been having fun while raising funds for the Temple by providing pick-up dinners that can be ordered. It has also given us a chance to see members as they drive up and their dinner is placed into their car.

Thank you to all who have ordered! Look for the next dinner later in April!



David Drapkin, one of our Buildings & Grounds Co-chairs, is always busy caring for the building, inside and out. You can usually find him with as shown in the picture --on a ladder with a screwdriver in hand on a ladder. The Temple is grateful to David and Dan Jablon for always being on top of all things concerning our building.

If you are handy and would like to be a contributor to Buildings & Grounds, please let the office know!
Confirmation Classes making S'mores at the new Temple firepit
Class of 5780; Josh Seewald, Amanda Hill, Harrison Sussman, Ezri Abraham, Julia Rosen
Josh Seewald, Julia Rosen,
Ezri Abraham & Amanda Hill heating their S'mores
Julia Rosen & Amanda Hill enjoying the wamth of the fire on April 4th
The Confirmation Class of 5781 making S'mores at the new Temple firepit on April 4th
Ari Barmak, Ben Serna, Jay Slack, Joelle Tannenbaum
Jay Slack, Joelle Tannenbaum
& Ari Barmak
Thank you to Ellen Berman for creating this Passover Board game and thanks to Ashley Smith for her tech skills making it possible for you to play online!
 
CLICK HERE to play the Passover Board Game
Mazel Tov!


Paul Weiler
Professor Paul Cronin Weiler, O.C. was honored in a ceremony on March 19th inducting him as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is the highest Canadian civilian honor, and it is granted by the Governor-General of Canada. Paul is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law Emeritus at the Harvard Law School.
Adam Wachtel
Adam Wachtel is having his first art show at the Coffee Box on April 11 between 2-4pm. They have indoor and outdoor seating and food and snacks. If interested: it is located at 1359 South Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07062

Please feel free to come by and have a cup of tea or coffee. Adam also made a video which is attached about his show.


Lisa Bloom, daughter of Marsha & Jay Bloom, has completed her clinical doctorate in Speech Language Pathology from Northwestern University.
Emma Rothman

Emma’s 10 year transplant anniversary was April 1st, 2020.

The Rothmans have made so many new friends on their journey in the transplant community and are grateful.

Nancie Rothman has posted on Caringbridge.org To see her post, you will have to put Emma Rothman in the search, and Emma’s page should come up. On Emma’s page you will have the opportunity, if you wish to answer Nancie's questions or leave a note.

Emma, Keri, Mark, & Nancie could not of gotten to this day without your love and support,

Temple Sholom continues to collect travel sized toiletries for Emma's Closet, a service provided by Hearts for Emma, a charity founded by the Rothman family. It is a supply of toiletries that Emma started as her mitzvah project & has developed into a mainstay for the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at Morgan Stanley's Children's Hospital in NYC & the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The items are used for families that arrive without having the time to pack at home, or in many cases cannot afford toiletries. We are collecting everyday things like soap, shampoo, conditioner, tooth brushes and paste, deodorant, body lotion, etc. The only items we cannot collect are tweezers, razors and razor cartridges.

With the restrictions due to covid-19, more and more families are in need of Emma’s Closet than ever before. Particularly, in need are: of sealed/never used bottles of eye drops, & feminine hygiene items. Please email: Nbr1317@hotmail.com to arrange for drop off/ pickup.
Thank you!
MEATLOAVES & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Temple Sholom will be providing & serving meatloaves to feed the hungry at St. John's Soup Kitchen on April 30th.

Please bring your fully cooked meatloaves to the Temple on Tuesday mornings (April 6, 13, 20 or 27) and we will store them in the freezer until the end of the month. If you cannot bring your meatloaves on Tuesday mornings, please contact the Jill & Bruce Harris (jillharris@comcast.net). Meatloves need to be turned in no later than 4/27.

St. John's can always use donations of new adult socks and reusable bags to hand out.

A few volunteers are also needed to help serve at St. John's on 4/30. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jill Harris jillharris@comcast.net
CAN'T MAKE A MEATLOAF YOURSELF?
Because of the pandemic, many do not feel comfortable shopping, but want to donate meatloaf to feed the hungry. Food insecurity is greater than ever! We are working with our caterer to provide fully cooked meatloaves that are 2.5 lbs. for $20.00 each. If you'd like to order meatloaf, click below. All orders must be placed by Thursday morning, 4/22/21 to be included. CLICK HERE to order.
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Happy Anniversary to those celebrating April
April 2nd - Michael & Genna Chocky
April 2nd - Marian & Alan Sepinwall
April 4th - Wendy & Jeff Sklarin
April 6th - Merrill & Lucy Taub
April 7th - Janis & Curt Rubin
April 11th - Beth Blitzstein & Emerson Amador
April 21st - Alan & Mary Kawalek
April 27th - Marv & Pam Brander
April 28th - Shari & Walter Duralek
April 29th - Karen & Frederick Roberts
Happy Birthday to all those celebrating in April!
The April Birthday/Anniversary Service is Friday, April 9th.
4/1
Evan Juris
Jack Ennis
Jodye Darwin
Mark Blank
4/2
Scott Lerner
Seth Weingarten
Ryan Ross
Elisa Brown
4/3
Harold Grodberg
Stephanie Lichtman
4/5
Ben Sepinwall
4/6
Emma Lipsky
Eric Marino
Rebecca Levy-Cruz
4/7
Andi Lerner
4/8
Lilah Seiden
4/9
Josh Isaacs
Miles Weisholtz
4/10
David Silverman

4/11
Stephen Lyte
4/12
Dana Ross
4/13
Alyssa Seiden
Hanna Pearce
Sofia LaRosa
Claire Greenberg
4/14
Dorothy Krugman
4/15
Allan Tiedrich
Nadine Kaplan
Asher Moy Herman
4/16
Patrick Hoffer
Aubrey Donson
Jeff Dorn
4/17
Mara Gordon
David Gorbunoff
Ruth Sharlein
Rachel Camargo
Nancie Rothman
4/18
Dan Jablon


4/20
Evan Stern
Ajey Stern
Stacey Lederman
4/21
Alison Rivlin
4/22
Roberta Zito
Ben Marino
4/23
Raphael Kasen
Steven Saltzman
4/24
Bruce Harris
Larry Trenk
4/25
Michael Barmak
Brad Herman
Julia Rosen
Cooper Blank
4/26
Cantor Darcie Sharlein
4/27
Miriam Silverman
4/28
Dylan LaCorte-Klein
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
4/29
Molly Pritchett
Marion Portnoy
Joshua Zuckman
Elyse Breit


Condolences
Kristen Kawczynski, friend of Seth & Karyn Weingarten, aunt of Lillian and Perry.

David Jaffe, longtime member of Temple Sholom

Shirley Goldstein, mother of Sandi Sobel

Ruth Schack, mother of David Schack

Michael Wasserman, brother of Carol Remba

Rabbi  Meir Mitelman, friend of the Weingarten family

Arlene Schulman, mother of Gene Schulman
Yahrzeits
One way we remember loved ones is by reading their name at services on Shabbat, giving those observing the opportunity to share a memory of that person, and reciting the Mourners' Kaddish together as a community.
4/2
Morris Barnett
Sandra Berman
Samuel Brecher
Mabel Cain
Stee Deutschmeister
Elisa B. Diamond
Ruth Diamond
Augusta Dreier
Bruce Edelman
Sadie Falkow
Robert Feibush
Rosh Fisher
Elaine Fuhrmann
David Garshofsky
Irwin Greene
Shirley Greene
Carole Haines
Fay Isack
Robert Joseph
Lillian Lazovick
Jacob Loew
Rose Mazer
Helen Meyer
Rhoda Nimetz
David Pearl
Paula Peterson
Norman Pianko
William Piness
Max Pogosky
Lillian Richman
Elias Dovid Ringel
Charlotte rosin
Robert Rosin
Howard Schack
Leonore D. Schuldenfrei
Sylvia Schwartz
Stella Sigal
Inda Vaydman
4/9
Anna Adelman
Samuel Aronoff
Bella Banker
Morris Bergman
Jeanette Braverman




4/9 continued
Jeffrey Cappel
Henry Fleck
Esther Golin
Irving Gordon
Senator Samuel Greenberg
Leslie Heyman Zinman
Ellen Jablon
Srul Kofler
Oren levy
Semyon Magulis
Dora Nadel
Ray Portnoy
Salvador Roquet
Maxine Roth
Leon Shander
Jerry Taub
Leib Thorner
Marvin Van Poznak
Ira Warner
4/16
Lillian Abrams
Philip Adelman
Louis Bader
Jeanne Bancroft
Augustus Dreier
Eleanore Greene
Gisya Gutshteyn
Arthur Harrison
Jacob Kawalek
Sylvia Lichtenstein
Robert Lowenstein
Jean Schwartz
Jennie Silverman
Tom Tucker
Irv Winokur
4/23
Gumersindo Amador
Norma Berkeley
Abraham Chernin
Ira Dinnerman
Samuel Dubofsky
Sydney Epstein
Mark Leonard Feibush
Manny Fiddler



4/23 continued
Mitchell Friedman
George Garfinkel
Helen Hartman
Ingrid, friend of Marian
Geraldine Isanok
Paul Katz
Josef Gabriel Korngruen
Miriam Lyte
Samuel Margolies
Rose Minkoff
Doris Rosen
Max Saltzman
Sissie Shestack
Samantha Stachel
Arleen Stern
David Teschner
Dr. Robert Tobey
Jean Tobey
4/30
Roselyn Alexander
Paul Aron
David Bieda
Arthur Bleiman
Fanny Block
Anna Borg
Charlie Dengrove
Edward Faust
Michael Feibush
Arlene Garkofsky
Esther Greenfield
Betty Hackman
Gertrude Kantor
Bernard Katz
Ira Issac Kolodny
Samuel Levenson
Roselle Lipkin
Lillian Michaels
Mary Lou Owens
Freida Saunders
Barry Schenk
Charlie Schubert
Carolyn L. Schwartz
Max V. Sigal, Jr.
Max Tepper
Jennie Warshaw
Hyman Weintraub


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Temple Sholom
Your generous legacy gift to the Endowment Fund will help ensure the future success and prosperity of Temple Sholom for generations. Pledge a legacy gift by March 1, 2021, and a beautiful matching donation will be added. More about this wonderful program.
Plots Available at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
Temple Sholom has Cemetery Plots for sale at Mt. Lebanon in Iselin. There are singles, doubles and several multiple plots available. We offer plots at well below the going rate as a consideration for our community. Non-Jewish spouses and immediate family members can also purchase plots alongside their loved ones where available. Please contact Eric Brown at 732-497-2848 with your questions and/or interest.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021 AT 6:00 PM ET

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 AT 6:00 PM ET
Kotkin and Heyman's article The New American Judaism recently appeared in Tablet Magazine
 
REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact 609-524-4374 or amy@foundationjewish.org
TURN YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES INTO A FORCE FOR GOOD FOR TEMPLE SHOLOM!

Login to www.smile.amazon.com & type Temple Sholom Sisterhood (proceeds go to the Temple) in the organization search bar. Select Temple Sholom Sisterhood and you are set! Same prices, products & service-but to generate donations you must always shop at smile.amazon.com instead.

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to Temple Sholom.

Now there's an AmazonSmile mobile app too! Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Turn on AmazonSmile. Open the appa nd find "Settings' in the main menu (=). Tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Announcing the Greater MetroWest Camp Staff Collective!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE & APPLY
Have a business you'd like to advertise here? Please contact the office
at office@sholomnj.org or 908-889-4900
Tribute Donations made in March