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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS
MEET YOUR CNT BOARD
JOIN US FOR MARCH MADNESS ON MARCH 23!
SAVE THE DATE - AND YOUR ITEMS - FOR CINCO DE RUMMAGE
UPCOMING EVENTS

March 8 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE
Rabbi Led

March 15 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

March 22 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE
Rabbi Led

March 23 at 5:00 PM
MARCH MADNESS AT HUDSON GRILLE
Bring the family!

March 29 at 7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

April 20
PASSOVER SEDER

May 5
CINCO DE MAYO RUMMAGE SALE

Many Thanks!

The Board of Directors of Congregation Ner Tamid 
thanks the following members for their recent donations:

Robin Flake
Larry & Sue Goldstein
Michael & Elaine Gutenstein
Zulma Rosenfeld

In addition, the Board extends a very special thank you 
to the Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Foundation, 
who responded to our President's call for donations at 
the March 3 Town Hall by generously providing a grant
to underwrite a portion of the Rabbi's annual salary. 

We are grateful for, and gratified by, the Foundation's 
continued invaluable support. Todah rabah!

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

Stu Alexander
Raymond Axt
Kevin Belcher
Michele Belcher
Robyn Gandleman
Andrew Goldstein
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Cathy McGee Jones
Irving Kagan
Tais Keyser
Elina Kishinevsky Stern
Mel Krupnick
Paula Krupnick
Eden Lazarus
Betty Milikovsky
Reuven Milikovsky
Pilar Ramos
Dimetria Rodriguez
Aaron Rosenthal
Debbie Salzer
Enid Schwartz
Hal Schwartz
Mak Yost
MEMBER NEWS

MARCH BIRTHDAYS
3 Bob Abrams
6 Jack Herbst
7 Alexa Freedman
7 Samantha Sussman
10 Alyssa McMillan
17 Melissa Adelman 
18 Marci Zied
21 Jenna Gutenstein
28 Tais Keyser
31 David Hensley

MARCH ANNIVERSARIES
11 Kristine & Michael Goldstein
17 Debra & Mike Conole
31 Paula & Melvyn Krupnick

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

Jerry Asofsky
Lana Franklin
Sharon Freedman
Robert Gutenstein
Barbara Horowitz
Lola Horowitz
Jeff McMullen
Susan Orr
Stephen Reader
Karl Strier
 
YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affect ion we remember
those
whose Yahrzeits  are in March.

Elizabeth Alexander (mother of Sue Huebsch)
Daniel Ezrin (grandfather of Elizabeth Poguntke)
Manya Friedberg (grandmother of Jule Kagan)
Betty Goldstein (mother of Larry Goldstein)
Daniel Green (brother of Matt Berenson)
Dorothy Landsberg (mother of Joel Landsberg)
Paul Leffler (father of Johanna Kohler)
Sara Ruth Wellner (mother of Elizabeth Poguntke)
Anne Zimering (grandmother of Daryl McMillan)


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
'kudei ... [The] Records [of the Tabernacle]
Exodus ... 38:21-40:38
These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites
under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21

SUMMARY:
  • A statistical summary of the materials used for the Tabernacle and an account of producing the priestly vestments are recorded. Moses blesses the Israelites for the work they did. (38:21-39:42)
  • Upon God's instruction, Moses sets up the Mishkan and the priests are anointed and consecrated. (40:1-33)
  • A description is given of a cloud that covers the Mishkan 
    by day and a fire that burns by night, indicating God's
    Presence therein. (40:33-38)

EASY WAYS TO HELP CNT

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/ch/11-3783248 .  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.



CLERGY & STAFF
Rabbi Joseph Prass
Religious School Principal: Elaine Gutenstein
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


 


March 7, 2019  |    30 Adar I 
5779
 
Shabbat Candle Lighti n 
6:21 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019
 
  
Come Out and Get Involved!
Volunteers are the heart of our congregation.
Without all the time and energy from volunteers,
our events would be impossible to pull off. With that said,
the Membership Committee wants to hear what you are passionate about and how we can get you involved
doing something you enjoy.

One of membership's biggest events is our annual
Hanukkah Menorah Lighting. Do you enjoy planning events? Membership would love a congregant or two to volunteer to lead or assist in leading this event. Additional volunteer opportunities include being on the Care Committee, Social Action Committee or create a committee for something you are passionate about.

Membership is here to help you find a piece of the congregation
that calls to you. From bringing challah to religious school, sponsoring an oneg, to staying after services to clean up,
it is our volunteers that make CNT our home.

Warm Regards
Melissa Adelman, Director at Large
 
Religious School News

DON'T FORGET:
Spring Ahead
      Move your CLOCKS AHEAD 1 hour  Saturday Night



TODAH RABAH
Our ISJL Dr. Seuss Literacy Weekend could not have
been successful without the support of our community:
* Special THANKS to the Baskin Family for going above and
beyond the call of hosting duties for the past two years. 
* Thank You to Sierra Debrow for excellent programming,
flexibility and humor! 
* Thank you to our dedicated CNT Religious School Staff who assisted 
in the Great OOBLECK Adventure of 2019. It truly took a village!
* Thank you to Rabbi Prass who arrived after said Adventure 
and quickly took up a broom to assist in the clean up.
* A HUGE Thank you to Michael Gutenstein
for all you do for the Religious School.

Lastly, Thank you Religious School Parents for your continued support
of the school. Many donations arrived for our BOOK DRIVE and the collection will continue for another week.  -Elaine Gutenstein 

JOIN OUR TEAM!
The Education Committee would like to invite interested congregants to join our team. Please contact Bob Huebsch, Director of Education.
Opportunities to help out in Religious School are varied.
Contact Elaine Gutenstein.
 
RE-ENROLLMENT PACKETS 
are on the way! Reserve a slot for your student.
This is helpful in our pre-planning. Please, return completed forms
to Elaine Gutenstein in the originial envelope.

Thank You for your continued support of Congregation Ner Tamid!
 
 

Meet Your Board

We're continuing our Board profile series this week
with Past President Michael Gutenstein!



I was born in NYC and grew up in Ridgewood NJ. Elaine and I moved to Atlanta because of a fully paid transfer in 1988.  I have had a varied career. I have been a newspaper boy back in the stone age, pumped gas through school, worked in a coin auction business, as a computer programmer for a major bank, oil and gas company, medical billing companies, several hospitals and auto insurance companies, ran a small personal chef business, and finally work a technical project manager for a medical transcription company. I am currently retired and working on money management
and with charitable organization like CNT. 

I have been inspired by the examples set by my parents
to live by a few simple rules: 
* Live within your means 
* Lead by example - don't ask anyone to do something
you aren't prepared to do yourself 
* Give back with time and money  -  The only real problems can't be solved with money, so give people a hand up when you can 
* Don't make promises you can't keep 

 How do you spend your free time? 
I love cooking. I love to try new recipes and trying to create new dish by raiding the refrigerator. I am a avid cyclist riding in many charity events in Georgia. My goal this year is to ride 2000 miles. My guilty pleasure is Marvel comic books and movies. I have been reading and following them since I was a kid and just never grew out of it. However, at the end of the day, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. 

What's your favorite dish to eat? 
Anything with chocolate, but no coffee. 

What are three things on your bucket list?
Completie the Georgia 6-Gap bike ride
Visit every state ( I have been to 39 so far) 
Be on a TV game show 

What's your favorite music to listen to?
Anything but disco, country, and western  

If you could choose any one or two famous people
to have dinner with, who would it be and why? 
Dead - George Carlin and Robert Heinlein: two
of the greatest philosophers I have ever read 
Living - Jim Collins and Warren Buffett: to discover
how to learn with preconception getting in the way.



MARCHMARCH MADNESS 
AT THE HUDSON GRILLE IN KENNESAW 
Saturday, March 23, 5:00 pm
Join us for March Madness! The Membership Committee is hosting a March Madness event at Hudson Grille in Kennesaw. We're meeting
in the bar area at 5:00. Wear your favorite team and bring your
pre-filled brackets, and kids are welcome!


Save the Date

CINCO de RUMMAGE  CINCO
Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please start saving items for donating.
We are asking if you are donating clothes, to do kids clothes only.
We will send out more information soon on when to bring the items to CNT.  Any questions, please contact Michael Gutenstein or Julie Segal.


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