March 2021
Rabbi Perry's Articles

President's Articles

Ed Director's Articles

March 5th
Jack Bresnick
Frances Strock Circle
Donna D'Agata
Hanna David
Hanna Kapon David
Edith Follis
Hattie Hirshman
Paulene Leader
Charles Miller
Dora Porfetta
Estel Porfetta
Esther Porfetta
Isha Porfetta
Jacob Porfetta
Leon Porfetta
Julia (Sabel) Salmirs
Randy Shuldiner
March 12th
Ida Burton
John Estrella
Gloria Fierverker
Norman Graber
Nathan Kashuk
Danny Lapin
Helen Lemkowitz
Frank Niedergang
Stella Schaevitz
Albert Shaponick
Salvador Sottile
Doris Waldman
Mack Weinstein
Morris Wyszogrod
March 19th
Harold Cohen 
Daniel Eskin
Gayle Friedlander
Thelma Goldstein
Evelyn Katz
Eunice Klein
Ira Klein
Rachel Helen Kreithen
Harry Marcus
Laura Mizen
Delmyrna Moore
Elizabeth Richards
David Siegel
Hansi Sorell
Alice Truitt
Sophie Weinstein

March 26th
Vernon Beck
Miriam Graber
Donation Acknowledgements:

The following donations were received from January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021. All donations are very much appreciated – thank you!

Donations from our members

General Fund 
Ira Brand & Annette Skolnick (for the Yahrzeit of Israel Posner)

Chai Fund
Congregation Shalom Sisterhood (in memory of Robert Morris)

Helping Hand Fund
Sheldon & Etta Chandler (in honor of Debbie McBride’s birthday)

Music Fund
Don & Heidi Levi (in honor of the birth of granddaughter Norah Levi)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Dan Weinberg & Rachel Fox-Weinberg (thank you to the Congregation Shalom community for their support)

Tree of Life Fund
Gavin & Jennifer Heater (leaf in honor of son Alexander’s Bar Mitzvah)
Gavin & Jennifer Heater (leaf in honor of the adoption of daughter Giana)

Donations from friends of Congregation Shalom

Helping Hand Fund
Elaine Singer (in honor of Debbie McBride’s birthday)

New Members

No new members this month
Thank You

No additional "Thank you" this month
If you have a need to come into the building, please contact either Sandy Moore or Liz Denly to confirm this will be okay.
Sandy: or (508) 423-7789
Liz: or (978) 328-2551
Thank you for your understanding.
Congregant of the Year

The Board of Trustees is accepting and reviewing recommendations for Congregant of the Year recognition. Please privately contact a member of the Board of Trustees with your recommendation and reasons for recommending your nominee. Due date for recommendations is March15.
Seeking Communications Chair

We are looking for someone to chair our Communications Committee. We have amazing volunteers taking care of various aspects of our communications needs on this highly-functioning committee. However, we are looking for a chair that can provide a fresh set of eyes and some overall strategic direction to our communications via social media and other means. The time commitment for this role is not anticipated to be burdensome.
If you think you might be a good fit for this role, please email Liz Denly for more information.

And Don't Forget...
Youth Scholarships

Throughout the year, there are many enriching Jewish experiences available to our youth through our synagogue or the community.These include, but aren't limited to, summer camps and trips to Washington, New York, and Israel. Fortunately, there is some scholarship money available through the temple to those families in need of financial assistance for these opportunities. Please contact Margie Berenson at with any questions and/or for an application form. 
Grocery Cards

Grocery cards are available for Hannaford, Stop&Shop and Donelan's, and the Temple earns a 6% profit. This leads to thousands of dollars for our programs, with no extra out-of-pocket money from you. Contact Toby Sedgwick, to sign up for the monthly program, or to just get a few cards when you are doing a lot of shopping, and then start giving back to Congregation Shalom while you fill your fridge. You can have grocery cards sent to college students too!
Order Bookplates for our High Holiday Prayerbooks

The Mishkan Advisory Group is always pleased to accept bookplate orders at any time of the year. One set of bookplates costs $36.00. Since there are 2 bookplates, you do not have to have the same name on both plates. Use this LINK to obtain the order form. Please send the completed form and check (addressed to Congregation Shalom) to Laura Rodman at 35 Digital Drive # 201, Nashua, NH 03062.

This is a beautiful way to remember lifecycle events.
Caring Committee

The Caring Committee is always available to provide meals or transportation to those members and families who need a little help. Please don't hesitate to email Katie Wolman at or Rabbi Perry at, or feel free to call Katie at home.
Changed your address? 

Notify us at and we'll make sure all the right organizations at the Temple are informed. Please include your full name in your request.
iGIVE for Congregation Shalom

Shop online at 783 different well-known stores and donate money to Congregation Shalom. It's free and easy! Register at iGive for Congregation Shalom. Then, just go to the link when you shop.
If you make a purchase through iGive within 45 days of signing up, an extra $5.00 will go to Congregation Shalom. If you have any questions, please contact Laura.
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