- THIS WEEK IN CHAI LIGHTS -
NEW TORAH DEDICATION
DINNER CLUB
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIKE
HAMENTASCHEN BAKE
THANK YOU!
UPCOMING EVENTS

February 14 at 7:30 pm
NEW TORAH DEDICATION
Rabbi Led

February 21 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES

February 28 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES

February 29 at 6:30 pm
DINNER CLUB AT SANTORINI TAVERNA

March 7
HAMENTASCHEN BAKING 
Details to come

April 9
CNT COMMUNITY SEDER
Details to come

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

Michael Baskin
Kevin Belcher
Michelle Belcher
Michael Blass
Robyn Gandelman
Andrew Goldstein
Steve Goodman
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Tais Keyser
Elina Kishinevsky-Stern
Mel Krupnick
Paula Krupnick
Eden Lazarus
Jeff Meyer
Ilona Morris
Zulma Rosenfeld
George Sandidge
Mak Yost
MEMBER NEWS

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
1 Sandra Flaherty 
1 Noah Moore 
2 Shochanah Burg 
6 Michele Flake 
10 Cherri Ehrlich 
12 Caren Doleys 
12 Laura Gutenstein 
14 David Joffe 
16 Betty Milikovsky 
19 Fisher Blass 
19 Larry Goldstein 
21 Steve Michael 
23 Michael Gutenstein 
 
FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES
1 Peg & Bob Abrams 
16 Maryanne & Jonathan Herbst 
17 Donna & Joel Ferrera Abel

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

Sandy Amante (mother of Mia & Jaden Robbins) 
Stu Alexander (brother of Sue Huebsch) 
David Huebsch (nephew of Bob Huebsch) 
Taylor Lieber 
Erin Moore (wife of Gerald, mother of Noah & Hayden) 
Arleen Moulson (aunt of Jen Seitel) 
Pilar Ramos 
Demetria Rodriguez
Samuel Rosenfeld (brother of Joe Rosenfeld) 
Enid Schwartz (wife of Hal, mother of Charlie) 
Zelda Wise (mother of Leslie Prass)

YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affection we remember
those whose Yahrzeits are in February:
Michael Eramo (brother-in-law of Robin Flake) 
Abraham Mordechai Goldberg (father of Sarena Gold) 
Martin Hager (father of Emily Lembeck)
Charlotte Huebsch (mother of Bob Huebsch) 
Steveanne Lehrman (sister of Bob Huebsch)  
Jeffrey Irving Lustgarten (brother of Elaine Gutenstein) 
Sheldon Lustgarten (father of Elaine Gutenstein) 
Abe Perlman (father of Robin Flake) 
Edythe Lichtblau Perlman (mother of Robin Flake) 
Mildred Perlman (aunt of Robin Flake) 
Maxine Rubenstein (great aunt of Brad Seitel) 
Janet Seitel (great aunt of Brad Seitel) 
Nathan Seitel (great uncle of Brad Seitel) 
Mike Shalloway (uncle of Julie Berenson) 
Ira Ungar (father of Julie Segal) 
Donald Ward (grandfather of Paul Kohler)

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
Yitro ... Jethro 
Exodus 18:1-20:23 
Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt.  - Exodus 18:1 

SUMMARY:  
· Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12) 
· Moses follows Yitro's advice and appoints judges to help him lead the people. (18:13-27) 
· The Children of Israel camp in front of Mount Sinai. Upon
hearing the covenant, the Israelites respond, "All that God has spoken we will do." (19:1-8)  
· After three days of preparation, the Israelites encounter God
at Mount Sinai. (19:9-25)  
· God gives the Ten Commandments aloud directly to the people.
(20:1-14) 
· Frightened, the Children of Israel ask Moses to serve as an intermediary between God and them. Moses tells the people not to be afraid. (20:15-18) 
 https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/yitro
 
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

 
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...with your CNT community in Chai Lights.   Send a paragraph 
with  pertinent information and your  favorite photo to communications@mynertamid.org  by noon Wednesday.

February 13, 2020  |  18 Shevat  5780

Shabbat Candle Lighti n 
6:03  p o n Friday, February 14 , 2020
 
 
"It is a Tree of Life to those who hold fast to it 
and all its supporters are happy."
These are words that are sung in Hebrew when the Torah is out in the congregation. Indeed, the Torah is a Tree of Life. It is a source of support, guidance, history, identity, law and moral guidance. Our tradition teaches that there are 70 sides to the Torah; meaning that there is no one interpretation or understanding and no two Torah look exactly alike. Each is unique in its own way.
In every synagogue, the spiritual heart of the building is the sanctuary. At the heart of the sanctuary is the ark. And in the center of the Ark resides the Torah.  
This week our congregation is privileged to have our spiritual heart strengthened as we formally welcome the gift of a new Torah. In honor of a significant birthday, our member David Joffe, has donated a Torah to Congregation Ner Tamid.
I hope we will all come to services this Friday to see the significant event of receiving this precious ritual object that will be used by our future Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and all of us on the holidays. Many of us have never had the honor to be in a congregation when such an event occurs and just take it for granted that Torah scrolls "appear" in our houses of worship.
As we will celebrate the joy of Shabbat this week, we will celebrate an important step in the life of CNT as we grow in joy and Torah.  - Rabbi Prass

Please join us!
 

TORAH DEDICATION
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm
Please join us for the formal dedication of our new Torah,
generously restored and donated by David Joffe and his family.

 

DINNER CLUB AT 
SANTORINI TAVERNA
February 29 at 6:30 pm
This month we dine Greek, at Santorini Taverna!
Check out their menu here. For reservations, please let us
know by Wednesday, February 26  if you'll be joining us.

 

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIKE
March 1, 9:00 am
Meet up at the synagogue!

 

HAMENTASCHEN B AKE
March 7
Stay tuned for for details!

 
Todah Rabah

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS

Sue and Bob Huebsch
Building 
in Memory of Ben Alexander
in Memory of Charlotte Huebsch
in Memory of Steveanne Lehrman

Robin and Robin Flake
in Memory of Max Lichtblau
in Memory of Abe Perlman
in Memory of Edyth Lichtblau Perlman
in Memory of Mildred Perlman

Gerry Moore
Spring Open House Weekend

Karen and Robert Goldstein
Challah Bake

Johanna and Paul Kohler
Challah Bake

Jennifer and Brad Seitel
Building


WAYS TO HELP CNT

SMILE WHEN SHOPPING AT AMAZON 
CNT receives a 0.5% rebate on eligible sales made using the "smile amazon" link at  https://smile.amazon.com/.  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.
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