May 2021
Rabbi Perry's Articles

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President's Articles

Ed Director's Articles

May 7
Nettie Bernstein
Benson Brown
Wendy Kaplan
Marcia Kasowitz
Hyman Scolnick
Jules Wainrib

May 14th
Phyllis Cormier
Phyllis R. Dimond
Albert Gersh
Doris Halpern
Esther Heckel
Lillian Indorf
Norman Josett Sr.
Ruth Mayer
Albert Picard
May 21st
Edward Brown
Jane Canter
Dorothy Caplan
Jean Hallock
Linda Kaknes
Louis Shamesman
Myer Richard Singer
May 28th
Martin Ames
Harold Goldstein
Barbara (Bobbie) Greenfield
Philip Heines
Etta Kerzner
Leonard Lewin
Ellen Muhlfelder
Raymond E. Riddick
Faith Ward
Donation Acknowledgements:

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

Donations from our members

Chai Fund
Dan & Janet Dubner (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Rosanne Riddick (Yahrzeit of Harry Marcus)
Congregation Shalom Sisterhood (in memory of Annette Skolnick)

Endowment Fund
Fred & Esther Wikander (in memory of Stanley Young)

Enhanced Jewish Experience Fund
Peter & Liz Denly (in memory of Emily Myerson)

General Fund
Dennis & Susan McHugh (in memory of Annette Skolnick, Ben Goldfarb, and Stanley Young)
Steven & Deborah Notinger (Yahrzeit of Herbert Notinger, Irene Notinger, and Elizabeth Burke)

Helping Hand Fund
Jon & Caren Boroshok (Yahrzeit of Gloria Fierverker)

Martin Ames Memorial Social Action Fund
Deborah Cohen (Yahrzeit of Hal Cohen)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Mark & Pearl Burton (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Gerald & Anne Indorf

Susan Murray Youth Scholarship Fund
Daniel & Janet Dubner (in memory of Emily Myerson)

Shalomites Youth Group
Lawrence & Nancy Mizen

Temple Beautification Fund
Gerald & Judy Miller (in memory of Stanley Young)

Donations from friends of Congregation Shalom

General Fund
Mark & Ellen Abrams (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Ellen Joy Fields (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Elizabeth MacMillan (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
John & Susan Metzidakis (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Adult Education Fund
Marjorie Kaufman (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Martin Ames Memorial Social Action Fund
Shelia Lepley (in memory of Annette Skolnick)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Levine Chapels (in memory of Annette Skolnick)
Daniel Terk (in memory of Annette Skolnick, from the Terk/Metzidakis families)
B'nai Mitzvahs 

5/1/2021             Jacob Lazar Bar Mitzvah
5/22/2021           Evan Miller Bar Mitzvah
5/29/2021           Collin Traverse Bar Mitzvah
5/29/2021           Haley Traverse Bar Mitzvah
5/29/2021           Ryan Traverse Bar Mitzvah

Please note that B'nai Mitzvah services are open to all temple members. If you would like to attend, please request a link from Sandy Moore at
New Members

No new members this month
Thank You

Thank you so very much to those who made a donation to the temple in memory of my father. Thanks also for the many cards I received. They were much appreciated!
Katie Ebersman

Thank you for all your well wishes and temple donations for my recent surgery.
Neal Berenson

Thank you for the speedy recovery well wishes after Mel’s recent shoulder surgery. He is doing very well!
Mel and Judy Starr
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.
Slate for Board of Trustees

The nominating committee is pleased to announce the following slate for the Board of Trustees, to be voted on by the membership at Annual Meeting on June 8, 2021:

President: Liz Denly
1st Vice President: Cayla Maguire
Exec. VP: Aaron Ginsburg
Exec. VP: Staci Landress
Trustee: Adam Schertzer
Trustee: Karyn Stern-Danzig
Trustee: Rob Janoschek
Trustee: Gerry Indorf

Nominating Commitee:

Rob Berkovitz (Chair), Rich Laider, Elana Newman, Gary Green, David Ebersman

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm

Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 8 at 6:30 PM. Please save the date. More information will be forthcoming.

All members are encouraged to participate in this important business of
Congregation Shalom. 

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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