- THIS WEEK IN CHAI LIGHTS -
LIVE STREAM SHABBAT SERVICES
COCKTAILS & TRIVIA
GOT JUNK?
TODAH RABAH
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Please join us for virtual services

May 2 at 5:30 pm
COCKTAILS AND TRIVIA!
 
May 3
VIRTUAL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
 
May 8 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Please join us for virtual services

May 15 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Please join us for virtual services

May 22 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Please join us for virtual services

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

Michael Baskin
Kevin Belcher
Michelle Belcher
Lauren Eramo
Robyn Gandelman
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Taylor Hart
Ash Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Tais Kaiser
Elina Kishenevsky Stern
Mel Krupnick
Paula Krupnick
Eden Lazarus
Jeff Meyer
Ilona Morris
Stephanie O'Connor
Zulma Rosenfeld
George Sandidge
Hal Schwartz
Scott Sirotkin
Aggie Wallich
Mak Yost

MEMBER NEWS

APRIL BIRTHDAYS
30 Henry Baskin  

MAY BIRTHDAYS
 3 Paula Krupnick
4 Samuel Katz
8 Julia Baskin
13 Brian Katz
20 Pam Lentz Landsberg
23 Theodore Herbst
25 Levi Hensley
28 Richard Gluckman
29 Sophia Mae Zwerling

MAY ANNIVERSARIES
18 Heather & Alex Pacin
22 Tais & Chris Keyser

IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember those who passed away this year:

Sandy Amante (mother of Mia & Jaden Robbins)
David Alexander (brother of Sue Huebsch)
Arleen Moulson (aunt of Jen Seitel)
Jacob Rosenfeld) (father of Joe Rosenfeld)
Samuel Rosenfeld (brother of Joe Rosenfeld)
Renee Sadai (sister of Steve Michael)
YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affection we remember
those whose Yahrzeits are in May:

Arthur Abrams (father of Bob Abrams)
Victoria Berg (mother of Maurice Berg)
Martin Degen (grandfather of Heather Pacin)
Jeanne Friedman (grandmother of Julie Berenson)
Bill Hawley (step-father of Kristine Goldstein)
Abbie Jan Huebsch (daughter of Sue & Bob Huebsch
Richard Allan James (son of Shelli James)
George Malin (grandfather of Caren Doleys)
Erin Moore (wife of Gerald, mother of Noah & Hayden)
Leonard Segal (father of Ken Segal)
Ida Segal (grandmother of Ken Segal)

Y ehi 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  
Acharei Mot - K'doshim
After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron] /
[You Shall Be] Holy. Leviticus 16:1-20:27

The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons
of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence
of the Eternal.  - Leviticus 16:1
The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2

SUMMARY:
* The duties that the head kohein must perform on Yom Kippur are delineated and the ceremony of the scapegoat is outlined. (16:1-28)
* Moses instructs Aaron about the Yom Kippur laws for fasting and atonement. (16:29-34)
* Warnings are issued against the offering of sacrifices outside the Sanctuary and the consumption of blood. (17:1-16)
* Moses condemns the sexual practices of some neighboring peoples. Certain forms of sexual relations are prohibited. (18:1-30)
* God issues a variety of commandments, instructing the Israelites on how to be a holy people. (19:1-37)
* Various sex offenses are discussed and punishments for them are presented. (20:1-27)

 
CLERGY & STAFF
Rabbi Joseph Prass
Religious School Principal: Bob Huebsch

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Brad Seitel
Vice President:   Julie Segal
Secretary: Elaine Gutenstein
Director of Finance: Michael Gutenstein
Director of Communications: Kristine Goldstein
Director of  Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Melissa Adelman
Director at Large: Robert Goldstein
Director at Large: Gerald Moore

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

EDITOR
Wendy Meyer

WAYS TO HELP CNT

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Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.  

A LOVE OF TRAVEL
has generously offered to donate a major part of their profit to 
CNT. Book your vacation with their guaranteed lowest price 
and extra amenities, and CNT will benefit too. Contact  marci@aloveoftravel.com or 
770-345-8687 or 404-578-8646

KROGER REWARDS!! 
If you are not already registered, sign up today or 
re-link your code for CNT at krogercommunityrewards.com 
with code 63646. Re-registration is required each school year.

 

April 30, 2020  |  6 Iyyar   5780

Please join us for Virtual Shabbat Services
Livestreamed  at 7:30  p Friday, May 1,  2020
 

It has now been 7 weeks since we made the decision to adjust our programming due to the coronavirus. A lot has transpired since that decision was made, but please know the safety and wellbeing of our members and community continues to be top of mind.
As our congregation has done so many other times, it has come together again to support one another and the congregation itself.  Thanks to Rob Goldstein, Rabbi Prass, and their families for quickly getting our Friday night services live streaming. It has been wonderful to be able to tune in for services each Friday.
It has also been great to "chat" with all those able to attend. Our plan is to continue to livestream our services into May. Please check our website and weekly Chai Lights edition for the latest information on services.  

Additionally, we have begun to have a weekly "Zoom" session for members to catch up with each other. We have now had 4 virtual events including a Passover Seder, a Friday night Oneg,
a Saturday afternoon Happy Hour, a Havdalah service and Scavenger Hunt.  Look for more information on this weekend's event in today's Chai Lights. Additionally, please stay tuned for more information on other upcoming sessions.  Thanks to the Membership committee, Ritual committee, and Rabbi Prass for assisting on getting these going.  

Finally, we have gotten our Religious School and Hebrew School up and running online. The past two Sundays, the religious
school students have gotten together with their classes via Zoom sessions and will continue to do so for the rest of the school year.  Additionally, mid-week Hebrew sessions have been moved online with individual Zoom sessions with Reuven Milikovsky. Thanks to the Education committee, Rabbi Prass, Reuven Milikovsky, the Religious School administration, and all of the Religious School teachers for coming together to make this happen!

As we look to the future, there are still many unknowns in regards to the coronavirus. As such, the CNT Board of Directors has moved to weekly zoom sessions. This allows us to meet on a regular basis to discuss the latest news around the virus and what steps we need to take next. To say these are challenging times would be an understatement, yet the members of the board have taken the challenges in stride and are dedicated to doing the right thing for our members and community. Thank you all for your time, energy, and ideas. We currently have not planned a "re-opening" of the synagogue, but we will be discussing what this would like as things progress.  We will publish more information once known.

In closing, please know the safety and wellbeing of our congregation members and community will be paramount in any decision we make in the future. We know this is unchartered territory and likewise we will need to be flexible in order to adapt to things as they progress. On May 17th, we do plan on having our annual meeting for members. More information on this will be coming out soon. I hope all of our members will be able participate in the meeting. Thanks again for all of the support.  We are all in this together and we will all get through this together. 

Have a great rest of the week and hope to see you all soon.
Brad Seitel, President
 


JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL SERVICES
May 1 at 7:30 pm
Please click HERE for the link to services.  

  
 
COCKTAILS AND TRIVIA!
May 2 at 5:30 pm
Grab your favorite evening beverage and join us for 
Zoom trivia! If you are interested in attending, please 
send an email to membership@mynertamid.org and 
you will be given the Zoom link.


GOT JUNK?
The Finance Committee is looking
for people to help pilot a new fundraising opportunity for CNT. All that is needed
is some junk you want to get rid of, a desire
to help CNT, and a little time. If you  are interested please contact Michael Gutenstein at 
cntgute@comcast.net

 

Thank You Very Much

Congregation Ner Tamid would like to thank the 
following for their generous donations:
 

Marcie and Ernie Zied 
Painting Fund 
In Memory of Joe Rosenfeld's father 

David Joffe 
Painting Fund 

 Julie and Ken Segal 
Painting Fund 

Sue and Larry Goldstein 
Painting Fund 
Oneg Fund 
In Honor of Irwin Goldstein's birthday 
In Honor of Ernest Blum's birthday 
In Memory of Elaine Goldstein 
In Memory of Robert Melnick

 Robin and Robin Flake 
Painting Fund 
In Memory of Sam Perlman 
In Memory of Dr. Robert Melnik 
In Honor of Eric & Katie's marriage 

Elaine and Michael Gutenstein 
In Memory of Robert Gutenstein 
In Memory of Ellen Gutenstein 

 Sue and Bob Huebsch 
Painting Fund 

 Johanna and Paul Kohler 
Painting Fund 

 Kristine and Michael Goldstein 
Zoom 

 Leslie and Rabbi Prass 
Zoom 

 Karen and Robert Goldstein 
Technical support



SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS...
...with your CNT community in Chai Lights.   Send a paragraph 
with  pertinent information and your  favorite photo to communications@mynertamid.org  by noon Wednesday.esda
We would love to share your good news during services!
Please send to info@mynertamid.org so that Rabbi Prass
and Rob can share during services! 

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