- THIS WEEK IN CHAI LIGHTS -
DINNER AT THE MARIETTA FOOD MARKET
HIKING AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN
THEATRE AT THE STRAND
MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
OPEN HOUSE JULY 28
UPCOMING EVENTS

July 5 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Rabbi Led

July 12 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES

July 19 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Rabbi Led

July 20
LILLY HENSLEY BAT MITZVAH 

July 26 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICES
Rabbi Led

July 27 meet up starting 6:30 pm
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS  
CAPTAIN MARVEL at Swift-Cantrell Park

July 28  from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CNT OPEN HOUSE
Stop by for Bagels & Babka and check out
our congregation and Religious School

August 4
FIRST DAY OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
WELCOME BACK PICNIC

August 18 at 9:30 am
CNT BOOK CLUB
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride

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

Kevin Belcher
Robyn Gandleman
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Cathy McGee Jones
Irving Kagan
Jule Kagan
Amanda Lewis
Elina Kishinevsky Stern
Mel Krupnick
Paula Krupnick
Eden Lazarus
Betty Milikovsky
Reuven Milikovsky
Samuel Rosenfeld
Zulma Rosenfeld
Aaron Rosenthal
Debbie Salizier
Hal Schwartz
Mak Yost

MEMBER NEWS

JULY BIRTHDAYS

8 Selia Blass
10 Emily Lembeck
10 Maryanne Herbst
12 Fatima Alalof
13 Jacob Kohler
15 Braydon Adelman
20 Daryl McMillan
21 Isaiah Keyser
22 Lillian Hensley
24 Heather Pacin

JULY ANNIVERSARIES
10 Leah & David Hensley

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

Raymond Axt
Stu Alexander (brother of Sue Huebsch)
Lany Franklin (mother of Amy Boyer)
David Huebsch (nephew of Bob Huebsch)
Jeff McMullen (nephewof Robin Flake)
Erin Moore (wife of Gerald Moore, mother of Noah & Hayden)
Susan Orr
Pilar Ramos
Stephen Reader
Demetria Rodriguez
Enid Schwartz (wife of Hal Schwartz, mother of Charlie)
Karl Strier
Zelda Wise (mother of Leslie Prass)

YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affect ion we rememberthose
whose Yahrzeits  are in July:

Aaron Blum (father of Sue Goldstein)
Arlene Baskin (mother of Eric Baskin)
Sol Cohen (uncle of Mel Krupnick)
William Crowley (father of Kristine Goldstein)
John Fenton (stepfather of Jennifer Seitel)
Julie Fenton (mother of Jennifer Seitel)
Mal Goldberg
Hyman Horowitz (grandfather of Elaine Gutenstein)
Jules Rosenfeld (uncle of Joe Rosenfeld)
Ronald Smith (brother of Paula Krupknick)
Estelle Wyckoff
Bernice Zied (mother of Ernie Zied)

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
 
Korach
Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2
 
SUMMARY:
  • Korach and his followers, Dathan and Abiram, lead a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. God punishes the rebels by burying them and their families alive. Once again, God brings a plague on the people. (16:1-17:15)
  • The chief of each tribe deposits his staff inside the Tent of Meeting. Aaron's staff brings forth sprouts, produces blossoms, and bears almonds. (17:16-26)
  • The Kohanim and Levites are established and assigned the responsibility of managing the donations to the Sanctuary. All of the firstborn offerings shall go to the priests and all the tithes are designated for the Levites in return for the services they perform. (18:1-32)
 



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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Brad Seitel
Vice President:   Robert Goldstein
Secretary: Elaine Gutenstein
Director of Finance:  Elizabeth Poguntke
Director of Communications: Wendy Meyer
Director of  Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Melissa Adelman
Director at Large: Gerald Moore
 
Please submit your articles,  events, updates
and mazel tov's 
to news@mynertamid.org .  

EDITORS 
Mel Krupnick *  Wendy Meyer

EASY WAYS TO HELP CNT 

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

SMILE AT AMAZON 
CNT receives a 0.5% rebate on eligible sales made using the procedure described in the "smile amazon" link at https://smile.amazon.com/. Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.  

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.


 
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.


July 4, 2019   |   1 Tamuz 
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Shabbat Candle Lighti n 
8:35  p m on Friday, July 5, 2019
 
  

Fundraising is critical to every nonprofit organization.
This is just as true for CNT. We collect dues and tuition from our members, but as with any other religious organization that does not turn anyone away for financial reasons, that is not enough to cover our expenses which have been trimmed as much as possible without effecting the services CNT provides. The fundraising committee met last week to discuss possible way to increase our fundraising to first meet our budget goal of $15,000, close our potential budget gap and in a perfect world, create a reserve for 
unforeseen expenses.

There a three types of fundraising: passive, internal, and external.  The committee and the board have decided to promote one type of passive income: members can advertise in Chai Lights for free if they agree to donate part of the proceeds to CNT. I would like to thank Marcie Zied for suggesting this and being the first advertiser. Jule Kagen is also researching having family nights at local restaurant chains where part of the proceeds goes to CNT.

The committee is looking into adding more internal low costs events such as golf tournament, pasta dinners and pancake breakfast. Rob Goldstein will be working on these.  We also came up with seven potential events that could generate money from the community:


Braves Concessions - Melissa Adelman will be running point for the 2020 season. we will need 12 people to COMMIT for this to work. The shifts will be roughly eight hours, require training and a license. The number of games, dates and time will depend on the Braves 2020 schedule.

 

Renting out our space - Our lease allows us to sublet our space when we are not using it. We need someone to take point on this setting up the rules, rates, and process, as well as finding potential renter.


Selling Chai Lights ads - This is a low-cost way generate income We currently have a regular advertiser who pay $500 per year for a monthly insertion in our e-news. If we can get 10 more, we'd be 1/3 of the way to our yearly fundraising goal.

Exodus Run - We have run this before with disappointing results. However, there is a perfect date in 2020 to have this - April 5 . The route has been established and approved by Cobb County. However, before we commit to doing this again we need a point person and a solid commitment from our members to support this. I can provide all the information I have from the prior runs.

Silent Auction/Book Fair/ISJL Community event - A multi-event open to the public. ISJL has programs that are available to us and we can partner with other ISJL congregations - Julie will contact Elaine to work with ISJL

Cobb County Park Concessions - A possible smaller version of working at the Brave games - Rob Goldstein is researching. If you have any experience with working concessions at a Cobb County event you can contact Rob directly.

Continuous rummage sale on E-Bay - We have been approved as a non-profit so we can get this started with our gift shop items. Once we have this working, CNT members can post items and split the income. Rob will be working on the technical side. 

It is critical that we have as much help as possible to make these events happen. I know we can meet and exceed our goals if we are committed to make CNT everything we want it to be. The alternative would be to raise dues and/or tuition. If you are interested, contact me at CNTGUTE@comcast.net and I'll contact you or forward your name to the person leading the event. 

 

Michael Gutenstein, Fundraising Chair



DINNER CLUB!
Saturday, July 6, 5:00 pm at the  Marietta Food Market
Join us for a laid-back dinner at the Marietta Square Market, the Square's new food hall. Want sushi? Crepes? Italian? BBQ? Korean? Indian? These are some of the types of food that are offered at the Marietta Market! Meet up is at the main entrance near the trolley.  
Bring the kiddos! Check it out here!




RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Enrollment is still open for religious school,
send your packets in today! Please email
education@mynertamid.org for more information!



HIKING AT KENNESAW MOUNTAIN
Sunday, July 7 at 9:00 am
  We're hitting the trails! Join us at Kennesaw Mountain, 
at the Pigeon Hill Parking lot at Burnt Hickory Road
and Old Mountain Rd, where we'll hop on an easy/intermediate trail.
Bring the family!




THEATER NIGHT AT THE STRAND!
Thursday, July 11, 8:00 pm
  Join us or a night of laughs as we enjoy  Little Black Dress
"Little Black Dress, the fearlessly funny ladies' night out musical,
makes for one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, Magic Mike-influenced dancing and priceless improvised audience mayhem."  Contact Kristine Goldstein
at kgoldstein_4@yahoo.com 
or 404-630-5582.

Mitzvah Moments

 Lilly Hensley: July 20, 2019
For Lilly's Bat Mitzvah Project, she raised money around the holidays
to buy presents for children serviced by the Atlanta Children's Shelter! On her own, she managed to raise $300 which translated to two overflowing shopping carts of gifts 
that she picked out and delivered!  




MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK!
Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 pm
Swift-Cantrell Park,  Kennesaw
Bring the family and join us for a free movie under the stars.The movie begins at sundown, but our meet-up begins at 6:30 to ensure a spot, as large crowds are expected. Look for the blue balloons to find us!

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