July 6 at 6:15 pm
BROWN BAG DINE AND DISCUSS
July 6 at 7:30 pm
July 13 at 7:30 pm
July 20 at 7:00 pm
July 20 at 7:30 pm
FIRST DAY OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
PICNIC AT LAUREL PARK
August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Cobb County Police & CNT Education Committee present
WOMEN'S GROUP CRAFT NIGHT
CLERGY & STAFF
Rabbi Joseph Prass
Religious School Asst Principal: Rebecca Sussman
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Director of Communications: Wendy Meyer
Director of Finance:
Director of Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Johanna Kohler
Director at Large: Heather Pacin
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health:
IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember t
hose who passed away this year:
With fondness and affect
ion we recall those
are in July. We remember:
Arlene Baskin -
mother of Eric Baskin
- father of Sue Goldstein
- uncle of Mel Krupnick
- mother of Jeff Epstein
- stepfather of Jennifer Seitel
- mother of Jennifer Seitel
- good friend of Bob Abrams
- grandfather of Elaine Gutenstein
- uncle of Joe Rosenfeld
- brother of Paula Krupnick
- brother of Jared Gilmer
- good friend of Jule Kagan
- mother of Ernie Zied
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.
to donate. If you would like to
a plaque in memory of your loved ones,
Pinchas ... Phinehas
The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas, son of Eleazar son
of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites by displaying among them his passion for Me, so that I did not wipe out the Israelite people in My passion."
- Numbers 25:10-11
· Pinchas is rewarded for killing the Israelite and the Midianite woman who cursed God. (25:10-15)
· Israel fights a war against the Midianites. (25:16-18)
· A second census is taken. (26:1-65)
· The daughters of Zelophehad force a change in the laws of property inheritance. (27:1-11)
· Joshua is chosen to be Moses' successor. (27:15-23)
· The sacrificial ritual for all festival occasions is described in detail.
SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS!
with your CNT community in future editions of ChaiLights. Help spread your good news by sending a paragraph with all pertinent information and your favorite photo to email@example.com. Deadline is noon on Wednesday for that Thursday's edition!
SMILE BEFORE YOU SHOP ON AMAZON!
CNT receives a 0.5% rebate on eligible sales made using the procedure described in the "smile amazon" link at
Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.
We have partnered with Box Tops for
Education. Simply cut the complete Box Top
off the package and turn into the collection box located in the community room. Collection sheets |are available for you to use as well. Simply attach your box tops to the sheet and drop in the box when the sheet is filled up.
Box Tops are found on products you already purchase. A complete
list is available at the front desk.
SIGN UP FOR KROGER REWARDS !!!
CNT rneeds you to help our reward donations grow!
If you are not already registered, please sign up
today or re-link your code for CNT at krogercommunityrewards.com with code 63646 or
. Re-registration is required each school year.
And don't forget to use your Kroger card!
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m on Friday, July 6, 2018
To continue from last week's article, I want to talk about what I learned from the ISJL conference about attracting unaffiliated Jews in the community. The key points presented were projecting a vision, being consistent with that vision to make a partnership, and using a multimedia approach to reach them.
The vision portion is the key to attracting new people. Last year I started with the EPIC vision of Engagement, Process, Inclusion and Consistency. I still believe in that vision but realize that because of our size and short history doing all of it at the same time is too much for us. The most successful approach that was delivered at the conference was to focus on what we do that makes us special - the Religious School and welcoming everyone, and helping each other when someone is in need. That is what we need to project out to the community.
The next part is to project this vision consistently internal and externally. A plan is going to be developed to market our vision to create interest in visiting us. Communications is working with URJ to improve our website. That, however, is only half of the process of bringing in new people. We need to not only welcome visitors with non-judgmental attitude, but show involvement in CNT events, the Religious School and fundraising efforts.
Our Communications team of Wendy Meyer, Johanna Kohler and Mel Krupnick do a wonderful job with getting information provided to them out to members and the community. The marketing seminar I attended at the conference gave suggestions of additional ways we can reach people - especially Facebook and Instagram. One of the ideas is to have member stories posted on Facebook or included in Chai Lights. If anyone has a CNT story to share, please send it to
There are more things that can be done with social media that we have little experience on how to implement. Our Communication team keeps our Facebook updated but they need help to make the most of it. I am calling on our young social media savvy members to join the Communications Committee and help make our presence something special.
Membership growth and participation are two of the key factor in keeping CNT engaging and inclusive.
'BROWN BAG DINE & DISCUSS' SERIES
Friday, July 6, at 6:15 pm
Significant Moments in Judaism:
The Walls Came Tumbling Down and Judaism Came Rising Up!
Take a look at one of the events that would shape Judaism and we would never be the same. The summer holy day of Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temple and still reverberates today. In an informal gathering led by Rabbi Prass, learn about this historical event and discuss how it shapes our Judaism today.
Feel free to bring a simple
disposable kosher style meal for yourself during our talk and prepare to dine and discuss with Rabbi Prass and your fellow congregants.
Erev Shabbat services will follow at 7:30 PM.
We look forward to seeing you!
NEWS FROM CAMP COLEMAN
Caring and compassionate
Ansley and Sierra came into the health center last night to visit one of their bunk mates who is sick. They were both extremely maternalistic making sure their little friend had all that she needed. A hair brush? "No, she needs her whole shower caddy" Ansley said. We have toothbrushes here, "no, we will get her her own toothbrush and tooth paste" offered Sierra. The counselor and I were cracking up as the girls made a list
of all that their friend needed.
But most importantly their sick
little friend smiled from ear to
ear and felt so loved!!!
Friday, July 20, at 7:00 pm (dairy)
Join us for a potluck dinner before services on July 20!
Religious School News
First Day of Religious School
August 5, 2018
SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST IN THE PARK!
Sunday, August 5, from 12:30-3:00 pm
Laurel Park, Large Pavilion
(151 Manning Rd, Marietta, GA 30060)
Join the congregation as we celebrate the dog days of summer
with an old-fashioned cookout! Bring your footballs, frisbees,
lawn games, etc. And don't forget to bring your friends!
Hot dogs, sides, and treats will be served.
Be on the lookout for the Signup Genius!
SAVE THESE DATES!
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Cobb County Police & CNT Education Committee
present an Active Shooter Training
Sunday, October 14 we host our annual
CNT FALL MARKET
The event will take place in our upper parking lot so please stop by.
If you would like to reserve a spot or know someone who
to be a vendor at our event, please email Julie Segal at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Vendor's name
and email information.
More details to come!
SPONSOR AN ONEG!
If you would like to sponsor an oneg for a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, birth of a child or grandchild, but don't have time, contact the Ritual Committee at
. Let them
know what occasion you will be sponsoring the oneg for, how many
you are expecting and send payment to the Ritual Committee,
and they will set everything up!
CONSIDER A DONATION
Whether in honor of a Bar Mitzvah, birthday, anniversary,
or in memory of someone special,
please consider a donation to Congregation Ner Tamid.
We have the following funds in place:
Education Fund * General Fund * High Holiday Fund
* Building Fund * Heidi Meyer Camp Scholarship Fund * Sunshine Fund (for assisting those in need).
Recognition letters are
sent for all donations and contributions.
All donations are greatly appreciated!