- THIS WEEK IN CHAI LIGHTS -
SIMCHAT TORAH AND CONSECRATION THIS WEEKEND
LAST WEEK FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS!
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL NEWS
"FUNDUE" WITH A SIDE OF KARAOKE
UPCOMING EVENTS

 
October 5 at 7:30 pm
SIMCHAT TORAH & CONSECRATION SERVICE

October 12 at  7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

October 19 at  7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

October 21 at 12:00 noon
MEMBERS' TOWN HALL MEETING

October 26 at  7:30 pm
SHABBAT SERVICE

November 3 at 6:00 pm
KARAOKE AND FONDUE NIGHT

December 8 at 6:30 pm
MENORAH LIGHTING 
On the Marietta Square


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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Michael Gutenstein
Vice President:   Robert Goldstein
Secretary: Julie Segal
Director of Finance:  Elizabeth Poguntke
Director of Communications:
Director of  Education: Bob Huebsch
Director at Large: Johanna Kohler 
 
Please submit your articles,  events, updates
and mazel tov's 
to news@mynertamid.org .  

EDITORS 
Wendy Meyer

MEMBER NEWS

October Birthdays 
 Robert Goldstein
 4-Robin Flake
 6-Jennifer Seitel
 7-Andrew Sussman
 9-Kim Epstein
14-Joel Abel
20-Alex Pacin
25-Sierra Gold
31-Zulma Rosenfeld

October Anniversaries
10-Julie and Matt Berenson
13-Johanna and Paul Kohler

REFUAH SCHLEIMA
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health: 
 
Bob Abrams
Kevin Belcher
Michelle Belcher
Robyn Gandelman
Emily Gutenstein
Ashe Holder
Bob Huebsch
Sue Huebsch
Irving Kagan
Paula Krupnick
Elina Kishinevsky-Stern
Jeff McMullen
Aaron Rosenthal
Debbie Salzer
Enid Schwartz
Hal Schwartz
Jeff Segal
Mak Yost
IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember t hose who passed away this year:

Jerry Asofsky
Sharon Freedman
Robert Gutenstein
Stephen Mackie
Susan Orr
Barbara Quarles
Stephen Reader
Karl Strier
Robert Wise
YAHRZEITS
With fondness and affect ion we recall those 
whose Yahrzeits  are in October. We remember:

Francine Ignal (mother of Arlene Handel) 
Hyman Horowitz (grandfather of Elaine Gutenstein) 
Samuel Vinikoff (father of Linda Bowman) 
Lillian Silverman Ezrin (grandmother of Elizabeth Ezrine Poguntke) 
Harry Pech (grandfather of Heather Pacin)
 
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

B'reishit
In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1−6:8
When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. - Genesis 1:1-:2

SUMMARY:
* God creates the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. (1:1-2:3)
* Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. (2:15-3:24)
* Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother, Abel. (4:1-24)
* Adam and Eve have another child named Seth. The Torah lists the ten generations from Adam to Noah. (4:25-5:32)
* God regrets having created human beings and decides to destroy everything on earth, but Noah finds favor with God. (6:5-6:8)

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  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3783248Register now and the congregation will get this rebate.  

EVERY CLIP COUNTS!
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 
CLICK HERE Re-registration is required each school year. And don't forget to use your Kroger card!

SHARE YOUR GOOD NEWS!
...with your CNT community in future editions of  ChaiLights.  
Send a paragraph with all pertinent information and your favorite photo  to communications@mynertamid.org by noon Wednesday.

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October 4, 2018  | 
25 Tishrei 5779

Shabbat Candle Lighti ng 6:59   p m on Friday, October 5, 2018

  
This is the time in the Jewish calendar when we start fresh and
look forward to the new year in front of us. The High Holidays are behind us, we have celebrated Sukkot, and will celebrate Simchat Torah this Shabbat.
 
Our Simchat Torah service Friday and the Religious School celebration Sunday are always major events for our community. We will have both Torahs on display, which is amazing to see; an interactive service where we finish reading the Torah and then restart from the beginning; and a Consecration prayer for our children who are beginning religious school. The Friday service starts at 7:30 pm.
 
Our fresh start at the Board of Directors level: We are in the process of taking nominations for five Board positions - President, Secretary, Director of Education and two At Large members - which ends this Sunday, October 7. Any member of the congregation can be nominated, so if you feel there is someone who would be a good addition to our Board please send the name and position to  elections@mynertamid.org.
 
Once nominations are closed, the elections committee will verify that the nominee is eligible per the by-laws, contact each nominee asking them if they are willing to serve and, if they are willing, request a short bio. The candidate list will be completed and ballots for each member family will ready for the Town Hall meeting on October 21. Any member family not at the meeting will have their ballot mailed to them. Ballots will need to be postmark/returned by November 21. The election results will be announced by December 6.
 
Finally, we will be having a member's Town Hall meeting on October 21 at 12:30 pm in the sanctuary to discuss CNT present and future. As I stated in my Rosh Hashanah remarks, there are many exciting and positive developments that will be announced, so please plan to attend. If you are not a member, but would like to join CNT and be part of our future, please contact Membership at Membership@mynertamid.org
 
I look forward to seeing you at our Simchat Torah celebration.
 
Michael Gutenstein
President
 


SIMCHAT TORAH AND
CONSECRATION SERVICE!
Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm
Join us for a special Simchat Torah and Consecration service!


LAST WEEK FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS 

This year we will be electing a:  
President 
Director of Education 
Secretary 
Director at Large (two positions available) 

All congregation members may nominate any member of the Congregation, including themselves.  Note that no nominee can hold that position for more
than two terms. Send your nominations to elections@mynertamid.org. 
Nominations must be received by October 7.
Sue Huebsch and Brad Seitel,
Co-chairs, Election Committee


Religious School News

TEACHER WANTED 
Religious School has an opening for an enthusiastic and nurturing volunteer. Come join us for some educational fun. Lesson Plans  are provided by ISJL. Our Religious School is also in need of substitutes. Contact Elaine Gutenstein,  Principal.
 

Mavens


MAVENS TO ATTEND BERNSTEIN AT 100 
A musical celebration of Leonard Bernstein,
America's Composer, Conductor and Teacher  
Sunday October 21 at 4:00 pm 
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center 
Join us for this free concert by the Atlanta Concert Band. We will be leaving  
from CNT for those Mavens who are attending the Town Hall meeting.
Following the concert we will be going out to eat. Suggestions open. Contact Jule Kagan at jule88@juno.com or 770-713-6838 or Sue H. at teachsue1@yahoo.com. The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center is located at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.  

A Dash for the Timber by Frederic Remington

MAVENS TO EXPLORE
REMINGTON TREASURES AT THE BOOTH MUSEUM

from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond 
November 18 at 3:00 
Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville 
 Some consider Remington the greatest Western artist ever.
His bronzes are iconic. His paintings symbolic. His art shaped
our view of the American West. We will be attending the
exhibit and going out to eat afterwards. Senior admission tickets  
(65+) are $10.00, while adults under 65 are $12.00. Contact
Jule Kagan at jule88@juno.com or 770-713-6838 or Sue H.
at teachsue1@yahoo.com. The museum is located at
501 N Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120.  





"FUNDUE" WITH A SIDE OF KARAOKE 
Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 pm
Come on out for an evening of music, singing, chocolate, cheese, 
and other delicious bits. We'll be dunking and dipping as we impress each
other with our singing prowess!   Bring the whole family for a fun evening...
this may just inspire you to audition for "America's Got Talent"!
More details to come!

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