- THIS WEEK IN CHAI LIGHTS -
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIKE
DINNER CLUB AT FUEGO TORTILLA
CHALLAH BAKE
BOOK CLUB
SCOUT SHABBAT
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
January 10 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES  &  BOARD INSTALLATION
Rabbi led

January 12 at 9:00 am
HIKE AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

January 17 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES

January 18 at 6:00 pm
DINNER CLUB
Fuego Tortilla Guisos & Taqueria

January 24 at 6:30 pm
DINE AND DISCUSS

January 24 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Rabbi led

January 25 at 4:00 pm
CHALLAH BAKE
at a member's home

January 12 at 9:00 am
HIKE AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

January 31 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES

February 2 at 11:00 am
BOOK CLUB
(Destiny by Design by Mirta Trupp)

February 7 at 7:30 pm
SCOUT SHABBAT
Rabbi Led
REFUAH SCHLEIMA
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health:
Michael Baskin
Kevin Belcher
Michelle Belcher
Mr. Robin Flake
Robyn Gandelman
Andrew Goldstein
Irwin Goldstein
Steve Goodman
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Kathy McGee Jones
Irving Kagan
Tais Keyser
Elina Kishinevsky-Stern
Mel Krupnick
Paula Krupnick
Eden Lazarus
Elba Meyer
Jeff Meyer
Ilona Morris
Zulma Rosenfeld
Georgia Sardige
Hal Schwartz
Scott Sirotkin
Gail Teren
Aggie Wallick
Mak Yost

MEMBER NEWS

JANUARY  BIRTHDAYS
2 Jule Kagan
3 Arlene Handel
3 Hadley Pacin
7 Warren Schannon
8 Blair Berenson
8 Johanna Kohler
10 Ernie Zied
10 Rabbi Prass
14 Paul Kohler
14 Jenna Prass
18 Joel Landsberg
23 Thomas Doleys
27 Harry Lembeck
28 Harriet Schannon
29 Julie Berenson

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES
1 Betty & Reuven Milikovsky
19 Pam & Joel Landsberg
30 Elaine & Michael Gutenstein
IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember those who passed away this year:

Sandy Amante (mother of Mia & Jaden Robbins)
Raymond Axt
Stu Alexander (brother of Sue Huebsch)
David Huebsch (nephew of Bob Huebsch)
Taylor Lieber
Jeff McMullan (nephew of Robin Flake)
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 Schwartz)
Zelda Wise (mother of Leslie Prass)

YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affection we remember
those  whose Yahrzeits are in January:

Ben Alexander (father of Sue Huebsch)
Lily Blumberg (grandmother of Johanna Kohler)
Ruth Cohen (aunt of Mel Krupnick)
Jeff Ehrlich (husband of Cheri, father of Robin & Josh)
Jack Gilman (grandfather of Ken Segal)
Eleanor Krupnick (mother of Mel Krupnick)
Max Lichtblau (grandfather of Robin Flake)
Hannah Malin (grandmother of Caren Doleys)
Selma Seitel (grandmother of Brad Seitel)

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

V a-y'chi ... [Jacob] Lived
Genesis 47:28-50:26
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--
the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28

SUMMARY: 
  • Jacob blesses his grandchildren Ephraim and Manasseh.
    (48:1-20)
  • Jacob's twelve sons gather around his deathbed, and each receives an evaluation and a prediction of his future. (49:1-33)
  • Joseph mourns his father's death and has Jacob embalmed. Jacob is buried in Hebron in the cave of the field of the Machpelah in the land of Canaan. (50:1-14)
  • Joseph assures his concerned brothers that he has forgiven them and promises to care for them and their families. (50:15-21)
  • Just before he dies, Joseph tells his brothers that God will return them to the Land that God promised to the patriarchs. The Children of Israel promise Joseph that they will take his bones with them when they leave Egypt. (50:22-26)

 
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 .  

EDITORS 
Mel Krupnick *  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.

January 9, 2020  |  12 Tevet  5780

Shabbat Candle Lighti n 
5:29  p o n Friday, January 10, 2020
 
 
This week I am struck by an idea in the Torah portion: transitions.  In this Torah portion both Jacob and his son Joseph die of old age. But that is not the end of the story. The story of our people is entrusted to subsequent generations to move forward and build on what Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph built. Indeed there will be challenges. Big challenges. But the Jewish people always see new leaders arise in each generation. We will see Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, Hillel and so many more lead the people. Each faced their challenges and the people transitioned from one leader to the next.
This Shabbat, I hope you will join me as we transition to another group of leaders as the new board of Congregation Ner Tamid is formally installed. This is a time for our congregation to rejoice as members have accepted the responsibility to guide our congregation as Ner Tamid continues its own transition as we evolve as a family and spiritual home.
I look forward to seeing you this Friday.
Rabbi Prass



HIKE AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN!
Sunday, January 12, 9:00 am
Meet-up is at the synagogue.




DINNER CLUB
FUEGO TORTILLA GUISOS & TAQUERIA
January 18 at 6:00 pm
Join us for Mexican food at Fuego Tortilla!
Kids are welcome to attend.
For a head count, please RSVP to membership@mynertamid.org 
by January 15. We look forward to seeing you!
50 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW #4000, Marietta

 

CHALLAH BAKE
January 25 at 4:00 pm 
Members, join us for a culinary adventure as we bake our own challah!  
The cost will be $18 per family, which includes a
Membership Committee donation to CNT.
 To register and to receive location information, RSVP to membership@mynertamid.org.

 

BOOK CLUB
February 2 at 11:00 am
Destiny by Design by Mirta Trupp

 

SCOUT SHABBAT
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm

Please join us for CNT's annual Scout Shabbat,
celebrating Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from our
congregation and surrounding areas. Invite any scouts
that you know who would like to participate. 

Register by January 31 to rsvp@mynertamid.org
or 678-264-8575 with the name
of the Scouts and whether Boy or Girl Scouts
(different patches for each) to ensure you will get a patch.
Arrive in uniform 30 minutes before the service
to check in.  Scouts of all faiths are welcome.



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

EVERY CLIP COUNTS... 
We have partnered with Box Tops for Education. 
Turn yours in to the collection box in the community room. Collection sheets are available to use as well. Box Tops for Education are found on products you already purchase. 
A complete list is available at the front desk.

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.

678-264- 8575  |   www.mynertamid.org   |  1349 Old Hwy 41, Suite 220,  Marietta, GA 30060