WEEKLY Programming and Updates from

Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor

as of December 10, 2023



Shalom and Welcome, Suzanne,

THE VOICE OF L’DOR VA-DOR

 

Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor’s e-Newsletter

December 10, 2023 – 27 Kislev, 5784 Edition

Building The Judaism of Tomorrow TODAY with L'Dor Va-Dor



JOIN US FOR SHABBAT every FRIDAY @ 7:00 pm ET

 

Call us: 561-968-0688

Email us: Info@LDORVADOR.org

Our Mailing Address is:

Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor . Mailing: 6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. # 743102 . Boynton Beach, FL 33474

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WE STAND WITH ISRAEL now more than ever!


AM YISRAEL CHAI!


We welcome you to be a part of our L'Dor Va-Dor Family

as we engage in

an INSPIRING, DYNAMIC and RATIONAL view of Judaism,

one that is exciting and relevant!

 

We invite you to enjoy our "COSMIC JUDAISM"!



A CALENDAR OVERVIEW of L'Dor Va-Dor Happenings

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  • Tuesday, DECEMBER 12, 7:00 pm ET - VirtualTOUCH of TORAH - also featuring "HOW TO CELEBRATE CHANUKAH AND CHRISTMAS IN AN INTERFAITH HOME" with Rabbi Barry Silver on Zoom. We welcome all to join us for some rational insight and discussion about the Torah portion for the upcoming Shabbat. Following our discussion of the Torah, we will embark on an exciting discussion about the Jewish and Christian holidays of this season and how to celebrate both in a meaningful way within an Interfaith home and/or family! Please INVITE your friends, family, and neighbors for whom this may apply and may be important for them and their families! Enjoy some "personal" time with the Rabbi. Feel free to elaborate on or question any portion of the Torah, the dual holiday discussion, or any aspect of Judaism. Please CLICK HERE for more details and/or to join us via Zoom.


NOTE, there will be NO TOUCH OF TORAH / JEWISH HISTORY program on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Thank you.

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  • Wednesday, DECEMBER 13, 7:00 pm ET - In-personMOVIE AND DISCUSSION with Rabbi Barry Silver at the MOVIES OF DELRAY, 7421 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (NE corner of W. Atlantic and Hagen Ranch Rd). The film is "FAREWELL MR. HAFFMANN", which is a drama taking place in France during WW II. After the Nazi occupation of Paris, a talented jeweller named Joseph Haffmann, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers one of his employees the chance to take over his business store until the conflict subsides. Rabbi Barry will lead a discussion and Q & A following the film. We welcome one and all to join for this well-rated film! All tickets may be purchased at the Movies of Delray on Dec.13, $8 pp.
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  • Friday, DECEMBER 15, 7:00 pm ET - VirtualFRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT CELEBRATION with Rabbi Barry Silver and guest cantorial soloist Laura Lenes! We welcome and invite YOU to join with us virtually to enjoy a beautiful Shabbat TOGETHER! [Cantor Carol will be away on vacation.] Experience our rational and musical and meaningful celebration service! Hear inspiring words and messages from Rabbi Barry Silver and uplifting and enthralling music and song from Laura Lenes, who comes highly recommended. Rabbi Barry will read from the Torah and share his insight with us. We hope you will stay on following for some Schmoozing time! For more information, please CLICK HERE. The virtual links will be sent via email later in the week and will also be available on our website.


Please bear with us as we navigate the challenges of our "synagogue without walls". We are meeting virtually for Shabbat until we can find a place that meets our needs, for which we are searching desperately. If you may have an idea or suggestion, please let us know (561-968-0688 congregation phone).

Mark your calendars and plan to be with us and L'Dor Va-Dor!

 

Links for all our programming

can be found on our LDORVADOR.org website's calendar.

IN CASE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED!


OUR CELEBRATION of SHABBAT & CHANUKAH from December 8, 2023 with Rabbi Barry and Cantor Carol. To view this Shabbat celebration, please CLICK HERE.

WE WELCOME ALL THROUGH OUR DOORS!

Literally and Virtually

You know YOU are always welcome to L’DOR VA-DOR!

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Today is the THIRD day of Chanukah


Chag Sameach Chanukah!

Happy Chanukah to you and your loved ones from L'Dor Va-Dor!


We look forward to seeing many of you, our members, friends and guests

TODAY at our Chanukah Celebration

Hagen Ranch Road Library

2 pm to 4 pm ET


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Repeated, just in case you may have missed:


We include the prayers to be recited as you light the Chanukah candles. There are three blessings on the first night (including the Shehechiyanu, the blessing for firsts) and two blessings for all other nights. We also include instructions for how to place and light the candles in your menorah.



CHANUKAH LIGHTING HOW TO


Candles are added to the hanukkiyah (menorah) from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. On the Shabbat of Chanukah (like December 8th), we kindle the Chanukah lights first and then the Shabbat candles. Light the shamash (the helper candle, usually placed higher on the menorah) first, using it to kindle the rest of the Chanukah lights. As you do, say or sing:

 

CHANUKAH BLESSINGS


For each evening of Chanukah (first through eighth):


Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech ha’olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvo-tav v'tsi-vanu l'hadlik ner shel Chanukah.

 

Blessed are You, Creative Power of all, who hallows us with mitzvot, commanding us to kindle the Chanukah lights.

 


Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech ha’olam, she-asah nisim la-avoteinu v'imoteinu ba-yamim ha-haeim baz'man hazeh.

 

Blessed are You, Creative Power of all, who performed wonderous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season.

 


For the FIRST night of Chanukah ONLY, recite the Shehechiyanu, a blessing for "FIRSTS":


Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech ha’olam, shehechiyanu v'kiy'manu v'higi-anu laz'man hazeh.

 

Blessed are You, Creative Power of all, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.


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We offer a printable 2-page document of Chanukah Songs and Chanukah Blessings (repeated from above). Please CLICK HERE to view and print.



HAPPY CHANUKAH

with Love, Light, Latkes,

and Hope for Shalom / Peace

from L'Dor Va-Dor!

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Acknowledging

DONATIONS

to L’Dor Va-Dor




We are very grateful for the

generosity & love shown to

L’Dor Va-Dor by your donations!




TODAH RABAH!

 



  • By Elinor and Howard Bernstein, a donation for the sponsorship of our L'Dor Va-Dor Chanukah Party, in honor of the Wedding Anniversaries upcoming of Rabbi Barry and Francine Silver and Cantor Carol and Jim Garrett


  • By Steven Friedman, a donation in memory of the Yahrzeit of his father, Lawrence Friedman


  • By Ariana Hunter, a donation for Rabbi Barry Silver's fund


  • By Laura Leve, a donation for Rabbi Barry Silver's fund


  • By Gloria Lichtenberg and Alan Lichtenberg, a donation for the sponsorship of our L'Dor Va-Dor Chanukah Party, in honor and memory of their son / brother, Lonny Lichtenberg


  • By Marcy Weiss, a donation for the sponsorship of our L'Dor Va-Dor Chanukah Party, in honor and memory of her parents, Gitty and Jerry Dater
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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SYNAGOGUE!

We rely completely on memberships and donations to prosper.

 

Won't you please consider ...


Contributing a Donation,

 

Volunteering with us,

Joining our Congregation Family,

 

Creating a LIVING LEGACY to L'Dor Va-Dor

to continue and sustain our efforts into the future

for next generations!



We thank you for your kindness!

 

ALL of your Donations

are most welcomed,

are tax-deductible,

and will be acknowledged

for your record-keeping.

 

YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL

to continue

our work and fulfill our goals!

We so appreciate this!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Please CLICK HERE to DONATE


WE ACCEPT

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L'Dor Va-Dor continues to do tikkun olam,

repairing the world, one Mitzvah at a time.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Available for one and all!

THE GROSS FAMILY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ANTISEMITISM AND THE HOLOCAUST presents the following:


LITHUANIAN HOLOCAUST FRAUD

Speaker: Grant Arthur Gochin

Sunday, DECEMBER 17, 11:00 am ET

FREE IN-PERSON; advance registration required

Florida Atlantic University, Friedberg Auditorium

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton 33431


Mr. Gochin is a serial litigant against the Government of Lithuania to expose their rampant rewriting of their Holocaust history. Through his litigation, he has exposed the Lithuanian President, Prime Minister, Parliament, Public Prosecutor, Heritage Department, Mayor of Vilnius, every single one of their Courts including both of their Supreme Courts, as participants in the national program of Holocaust deception.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - MANDEL JCC presents the following:

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PB JEWISH FILM - SNEAK PEEK EVENT:

"The Way to Happiness"

Tuesday, DECEMBER 19 at 7:00 pm ET

IN-PERSON; $18 pp, advance reservations required

Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach


In this film "The Way to Happiness", seeking to overcome childhood wartime trauma, a charismatic restaurateur who reveres movies finds it tough to move on, in this beguiling romance dramedy.  

For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.

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MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER presents the following:


CHANUKAH FESTIVAL OF FOOD TRUCKS

Monday, DEC. 11 through Thursday, DEC. 14, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET

IN-PERSON; open to the public (no registration needed)

Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach


Each night features two main course food trucks, one dessert truck, a special children's activity, and a Chanukah craft. We will also be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for those in need this season.

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THEATRE LAB and YI LOVE JEWISH, fighting anti-Semitism through the Arts, presents the following:


THE BERLIN DIARIES, featuring Avi Hoffman

by Andrea Stolowitz

Last day -- Sunday, DECEMBER 10

IN -PERSON - LIVE THEATRE

FAU Theatre Lab, FAU campus, Boca Raton


The play is about the following: The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light. The record keeps as many secrets as it shares; how do people become verschollen, lost, like library books?


DISCOUNT CODE of "YILJ" entitles to $5 off tickets. The Theatre Lab is located inside Parliament Hall (building 102), attached to the southwest corner of Parking Garage 2 (PK-88).

For more information or to purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.

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LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER presents the following:


MAXIMIZING YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Monday, DECEMBER 18, 10:00 am ET

VIRTUAL FREE program


This FREE program will help you to understand what qualifies as luxury in the Travel industry and to recognize genuine value versus price when evaluating your budget.


To join this ZOOM program, please CLICK HERE.

Meeting ID: 861 4793 1242, Passcode: Experience

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FREE SUPPORT ISRAEL FILM:

"On the Map", a Dani Menkin film

Tuesday, DECEMBER 12, 2:00 pm ET

IN -PERSON FREE program; advanced registration required

To be held at Movies of Delray, 7421 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach


Meet Director Dani Menkin who will present his film "On the Map" and discuss his latest Work-in-progress a film about anti-Semitism "Colleyville". This event is FREE and all donations will go towards Israel. This inspiring film is being shown in support of Israel to our community. We hope that everyone will give generously to benefit Israel!

For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.

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CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH presents the following:


WEST PALM BEACH GREEN MARKET

returns for its 29th Season!

EVERY Saturday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET

FREE

Great Lawn and 100 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

 

Featuring 125 premier vendors, live entertainment, interactive workshops, and the coolest vibe! Free parking at City Center Garage - 401 Banyan Blvd, Clematis Street Garage - 500 Banyan Blvd, and Sapodilla City Garage - 640 Clematis Street, during hours of Green Market.

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GRASSY WATERS PRESERVE

A beautiful park in Palm Beach County

8264 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach

 

Enjoy the GREAT OUTDOORS at Grassy Waters! Park is free and there is much to see on both sides of Northlake Blvd. There are also some wonderful programs and experiences, some free, others at very low fees. You may have children or grandchildren in for the holidays and this may be the perfect place to go, or just for yourself! To get there, travel on the Florida Turnpike to the FL-710/Beeline Hwy exit or I-95 to Northlake Blvd exit and travel west to the park.

For more information and calendar details, please CLICK HERE.

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CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH presents the following:


HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

returns for its 29th Season!

EVERY Friday in DECEMBER, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET

FREE

Boynton Beach City Hall, 100 E. Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach

 

Join us in celebrating the spirit of the season and supporting your local businesses. Every Friday in December, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located at City Hall in the Business Incubator Space.

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SOME WONDERFUL CHANUKAH videos for your enjoyment - Watch anytime!


L'DOR VA-DOR offers

MI SHEBEIRACH HEALING PRAYERS

 

To those on our Healing List and those that are not, but should be, we send out our thoughts and wishes for you to be stronger, to heal, to recover, and to attain a full recovery to good health, a Refuah Shlema! Hoping that you will be returned to good health soon!

 

 

Please let us know of someone who should be added onto our Healing List, as well as those who have now recovered and should be removed from our list (please contact our synagogue office at 561-968-0688). Thank you.

 

HEALING LIST

 

Nadine Burns

Dian Bush

Rita Elias

Charlie Feller

Sheila Firestone

Laura Gallagher

Sherry Glass

Carolyn Goldberg

Fernando Gomez

Nadine Herbst

Arthur Hoffman

Cat Jackson

Carole Kahn

Gerald Kahn

Penny Martin

Melissa Swanson Musil

Dr. Sudhir Nayer

Laura Perlman-Devens

Vivian Pronin

Bernie Rosen

Susan Rosenberg

Wendy Schultz

Miriam Sivak

Jacob Viner

Naomi Volan

Sheila Winston


All those suffering in Israel and Palestine

The Hostages still imprisoned in Gaza

 

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WE HONOR and REMEMBER

THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY PASSED with LOVE:

 

Rosalynn Carter

Wally Cowan

Daisaku Ikeda

Helen Scheiner

Max H. Schloff


And all those recently killed in the Israel-Hamas war





MONTH OF DECEMBER YAHRZEITS,

May their memories live on through and within us:


Max Blitz

Harry Brusso

Alex Cohen

Anna Coleman

David Cooper

Joseph Cooperstein

Kurt Daniel

Florence Elias

Benjamin Feinman

Rose Feinman

Mary C. Field

Roger S. Field

Abraham Fine

Lawrence Friedman

Denvil Garrett

Muriel Goldsmith

Alfredo Gomez

Norman Heyman

Paige A. Houlsby

Harry Jacobs

Anna Krauss

Carl H. Lichtman

Murray Mate

Rose Mate

Eva Jacoby Muhlrad

Tillie Pensak

Abraham Perlman

Eva Purisch

Jack Robarts

Herbert Rothchild

Dorothy Saltzer

Max Schatzer

Donald Schipper

Mollie Shapiro

Max Spruchman

Donald Steinman

Phyllis Stratton

Jerome Wodiska

Charles Zaiden



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CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?


We are STILL LOOKING


We want and need to be

TOGETHER and IN-PERSON for Shabbat -

please HELP us find a new space!


Any ideas and possibilities welcomed.

Thank you to those who have made some timely suggestions!


 

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A FUN TWIST TO AN OLD STANDARD --

Enjoy for the Season!

Thank you to our Pres. Ron Chazan, for sharing!





Twas the night before Christmas and down here in Boca, ...

I was sitting at Starbucks, drinking my mocha.

I know we're all Jewish, but was wondering still,

if Santa would come here and give us a thrill.

On my way home, no Christmas lights did I see,

on the houses, the windows, not even the trees.

What a strange feeling. Not a decoration in sight.

Was it really December or a warm summer's night?

I drove past Toojay's, there were lines out the door.

People were waiting for kishka and more.

The restaurants were busy, Christmas dinners not planned.

Never, not here, we're in Boca Land .

At home all was quiet. I left out Kosher wine,

In case Santa came to Boca for the very first time.

Snoozing came easy to me Christmas Eve.

I wasn't waiting for presents to be left under a tree.

I could hope all I want. I could fuss and then see,

if Santa would make time for little old me.

Then all of a sudden up pulled his Jag,

with a sack full of presents each sporting a tag.

Oh Bloomies, Oh Saks, Oh Nieman's and more.

He knows where to shop, he frequents my stores!

He looked for the lox, the bagels and deli.

He came to Boca first to fill up his belly!

"I have a long night ahead, I want you to know.

From Boca I leave for New York and the snow."

He stayed for a while, he chatted and ate.

Then he left in a flash before it got late.

What a great night I thought with a sigh.

That jolly old Santa is a really nice guy.

As I cleared off the table I heard with delight

"Shalom to you all, and OY, what a night"!!


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During this Festival of Lights,

may your home be filled with warmth,

your heart with love,

and your life with the brightness of hope.



As we kindle the Chanukah candles each night of this special holiday,

let the glow remind us of the miracles in our lives

and the importance of spreading kindness

to all we know and all we meet.


Wishing you a joyous and Happy Chanukah!

May it be filled with love, peace, laughter, and togetherness.

Chag Chanukah Sameach!


We hope that our fellow Israelis may know peace soon

and be reunited with all of their loved ones.


Have a beautiful Chanukah

and may our lights shine and radiate

and rid our world of hate and anti-Semitism! Amen!


Shavua Tov!


With Shalom,

Sharon Leibovitz


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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Our Mailing Address is:

Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor

6100 Boynton Beach Blvd.

P.O. Box # 743102

Boynton Beach, Florida 33474

 

Our Congregation Phone:

(561) 968-0688

 

Email us at:

info@LDORVADOR.org

 

Our Congregation Website:

https://www.LDORVADOR.org/

 

Our Facebook Page:

https://www.Facebook.com/CONGREGATION-LDOR-VA-DOR-269278942760/

 

Our Instagram Page:

https://www.instagram.com/cong_ldor_vador/

 

Our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb_GxTKLB67aDZTarHD9Yag/videos/

 

Rabbi Barry Silver

Spiritual Leader of Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor

(561) 302-1818

BarryBoca@aol.com

 

Cantor Carol Garrett

(561) 827-1646

C9Garrett@gmail.com

 

Sharon Leibovitz

The VOICE E-Newsletter writer and editor

Congregation coordinator

(561) 703-4565

SharonLeibovitz@gmail.com


Ron Chazan

Congregation President

(561) 479-1446

RonChazan@gmail.com

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