WEEKLY Programming and Updates from
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor
as of December 4, 2022


Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor’s e-Newsletter
December 4, 2022 – 10 Kislev, 5783 Edition
Building The Judaism of Tomorrow TODAY with L'Dor Va-Dor

JOIN US FOR SHABBAT every FRIDAY - Live or Virtually
Friday, December 9th, join us at The Carlisle Palm Beach for our live
SHABBAT @ 7:00 pm ET

Call us: 561-968-0688
Email us: Info@LDORVADOR.org
Our Mailing Address is:
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor . 6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. # 743102 . Boynton Beach, FL 33474
We welcome you to be a part of our L'Dor Va-Dor Family
as we engage in
an ENJOYABLE, DYNAMIC and RATIONAL view of Judaism,
with a commitment to SOCIAL ACTION!
A CALENDAR SUMMARY of L'Dor Va-Dor Happenings
All listed events and programs can be found on our L'Dor Va-Dor Calendar for more information and details, please Click Here to be linked to our web calendar.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 pm ET: TOUCH of TORAH with Rabbi Barry Silver on Zoom - join us for a rational Torah study and interpretation and a great discussion
  • Friday, December 9, 7:00 pm ET: EVENING SHABBAT CELEBRATION, Live at The Carlisle Palm Beach, 450 East Ocean Avenue, Lantana; we will not have a virtual presentation of this Shabbat
  • Saturday, December 10, 10:45 am ET: MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST at First Watch restaurant, in the Cobblestone Commons center, 8855 Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL. Please RSVP by December 6 to Stan Rosenwasser at smr5512@gmail.com or call 561-968-0688.
  • Sunday, December 11, 1:30 pm ET: Sisterhood LADIES LUNCHEON at Chris' Taverna Greek restaurant, in the Pinewood Square, 6338 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL. Please RSVP by December 7 to 561-968-0688.
  • Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm ET: TOUCH of TORAH with Rabbi Barry Silver on Zoom - join us for a rational Torah study and interpretation and a great discussion
  • Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm ET: EVENING SHABBAT CELEBRATION, Live at The Grand Villa of Delray West, 5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach (and virtually). Directions will be provided prior.
  • Sunday, December 18, 1:45 pm ET: L'Dor Va-Dor CHANUKAH CELEBRATION, Live at the Hagen Ranch Road Palm Beach County Library activities room; bring your kids and/or grandkids on this the first evening of Chanukah! Music, sing-along, community Menorah lighting, dancing, delicious nosh, and more! Please RSVP to 561-968-0688 with your name and how many will attend before December 12th.
  • Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 pm ET: TOUCH of TORAH with Rabbi Barry Silver on Zoom - join us for a rational Torah study and interpretation and a great discussion

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.

PLEASE read on to see details of
current Upcoming Events
and more ... learn how you can be a part of
our exciting new Judaism!

Tuesday, DECEMBER 6 @ 7:00 pm ET - Virtual
We welcome one and all
to join in on
an interesting discussion
about Torah!


Tuesday, DECEMBER 6 @ 7:00 pm ET on Zoom
A Weekly Virtual Program
(meaning "He [Jacob] sent")

The Torah is the backbone to our religion. Join us for an interpretation that makes sense, is rational and relevant for us all, by Rabbi Barry Silver. This parasha tells more of the story of Jacob: his reconciliation with his brother Esau and the story of Jacob wrestling with an angel. We invite you to join in, hear some wonderful insight and engage in discussion about the Torah parasha for the upcoming Shabbat. Together we can gather a deeper look into the beauty and wisdom of our Torah!

All are welcome to participate and partake in an evening of learning and educating ourselves on the relevance of Torah from back-in-the-day, to today and into tomorrow.

To join us by Zoom / Computer:

Meeting ID: 883 4142 6745
Passcode: 037332

By Phone, dial:
  • 1-312-626-6799 or 1-301-715-8592, then enter Meeting 883 4142 6745 and #, then enter Passcode 037332 and #

Upcoming Torah Studies
  • December 13 @ 7:00 pm: Touch of Torah, led by Rabbi Barry Silver
  • December 20 @ 7:00 pm: Touch of Torah, led by Rabbi Barry Silver
Friday, DECEMBER 9 @ 7:00 pm ET
- In-person ONLY
Join in for our celebration of this beautiful and special
weekly holiday, Shabbat!

We invite and welcome all to participate with us!

LIVE In-person

Friday, DECEMBER 9th @ 7:00 pm ET

Rabbi Barry Silver
Cantor Carol Garrett

The Carlisle Palm Beach
450 East Ocean Avenue
Lantana, FL
in the Palm Room
on the NW corner of East Ocean Avenue and A1A
across from the Plaza Del Mar Center
(Click Here for Directions to The Carlisle)

Join with L'Dor Va-Dor and residents of The Carlisle to celebrate Shabbat with music, joy, inspiring words and meaningful messages this Friday evening! We hope to have you participate with us Live and In-person! It is so wonderful to have you together with us!

Rabbi Barry will read from the Torah and interpret the parasha of Genesis: VAYISHLACH. Enjoy a rational view of Shabbat, the Torah, and Judaism, one that we all can relate to! We invite one and all to The Carlisle. We welcome all and hope you will be a part of this Shabbat!

Please plan to stay with us following our service for our ONEG SHABBAT, to enjoy each other and Meet and greet one another!

We will NOT offer the Shabbat of December 9th virtually and welcome one and all to join us live and in-person! Virtual presentation of our Shabbat will re-ZOOM on December 16th. We are sorry for this inconvenience.


our Dynamic, Joyous, Socially-Conscious
InspiRational Judaism
uniting Tradition, Science and Spirituality
with L'DOR VA-DOR!

Saturday, DECEMBER 10 @ 10:45 am ET - In-person
Please RSVP by Wed, Dec. 7th

Breakfast and Gathering

All men are invited and welcomed
to join in on our L'Dor Va-Dor Men's Club
and enjoy the time!
Saturday, DECEMBER 10 @ 10:45 am ET
PLEASE RSVP no later than Wednesday, Dec.7
To RSVP: Please call 561-968-0688 or email to SMR5512@gmail.com

to be held at
FIRST WATCH Restaurant
Cobblestone Commons
8855 Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL
(on the north side, west of the Florida Turnpike, before Lyons Road)

Men, please join together with us, let's create a strong Men's Club for L'Dor Va-Dor! All men are welcomed ... enjoy each other, good conversation and good food. Bring some ideas that we can start acting upon. Let's plan some great events for the Men's Club and L'Dor Va-Dor. Thank you in advance for your participation and making this a special and fun event!

We hope to see you there!

Please note that each person is responsible for the cost of their meal.
Sunday, DECEMBER 11 @ 1:30 pm ET - In-person
Please RSVP by Wed, Dec. 8th
All women
are invited and welcomed!

Sunday, DECEMBER 11 @ 1:30 pm ET
Let's do this monthly and also plan some other FUN events!
PLEASE RSVP no later than Thursday, Dec.8
Please call 561-968-0688 to RSVP.
CHRIS' TAVERNA Greek Restaurant
Pinewood Square
6338 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL
(on the SE corner of Jog and Lantana Roads)
All women are welcomed! Let's get TOGETHER in-person for our monthly luncheon and gathering. We will be seated inside this restaurant in a semi-private area. Please come with ideas for fun and fund-raising for the future of our Sisterhood and L'Dor Va-Dor. Enjoy delicious food, conversation, and comraderie! Create some new friendships and re-kindle ones from the past and have a great time with us!

At our last luncheon, it was agreed to pay $5 dues per month (if possible) towards the Sisterhood (cash or checks payable to L'Dor Va-Dor, ear-marked for the Sisterhood).

We hope that you can join in our fun luncheon!
Please note that each person is responsible for the cost of their own lunch.
Friday, DECEMBER 16 @ 7:30 pm ET
- In-person & Virtual
We invite and welcome all to participate with us
at a new location and new time for Shabbat!

LIVE In-person
(and Virtually)
Friday, DECEMBER 16th @ 7:30 pm ET

Rabbi Barry Silver
Cantor Carol Garrett

The Grand Villa of Delray West
5859 Heritage Park Way
Delray Beach, FL 33484
in the Heritage Club Room

Located midway between Lake Ida Road to the north
and W. Atlantic Avenue to the south
and between El Clair Ranch Road to the west
and Sims Road to the east, off of Via Flora.
Complete directions will be provided later.

Join L'Dor Va-Dor as we try out this new geographically better location for our Shabbat of December 16th at 7:30 pm ET. Rabbi Barry and Cantor Carol will offer the best of our Shabbat music, words, messages, and Torah to make this a very enticing Sabbath for one and all! We hope YOU will choose to join us Live and in-person, or via our virtual links!

December 16th's service
at The Grand Villa
LIVE "In Person" or "Virtually OnLine"
The direct links for Zoom and YouTube viewing
will be provided before Dec.16!

PLEASE NOTE, We will be deciding whether to continue at The Grand Villa or The Carlisle for our upcoming Shabbats. We thank you for your patience and support as we find the BEST place for all to participate with us together.
Sunday, DECEMBER 18 @ 1:45 pm ET - In-person
Please RSVP before Mon, Dec. 12th
L'Dor Va-Dor's
for one and all!


Sunday, DECEMBER 18 @ 1:45 to 4:00 pm ET
Live and in-person

Hagen Ranch Road Library, Activity Room
14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach
(Between Lake Ida Road and W. Atlantic Avenue on the east side)

and even some Holiday Noshe and More
on the eve of the FIRST NIGHT!

We have a FUN & EXCITING afternoon planned!
Let's Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Please RSVP to 561-968-0688 before Dec.12
We need your name(s) and how many attending
So we can COUNT on you!
A wonderful FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF SHABBAT on Friday, December 2nd:
Please CLICK HERE (or the video link above) to view this very special service with Rabbi Barry and Cantor Carol, honoring those with December Birthdays and Anniversaries. This is a fabulous service if you may have missed it!

Our rational discussion about the Torah parasha, VAYEITZEI ... TOUCH OF TORAH with Rabbi Barry Silver, Tuesday, November 29: Please CLICK HERE to view.

to L’Dor Va-Dor

We are so grateful for the
generosity & love shown to
L’Dor Va-Dor by your donations!
  • By Harvey Edelstein, a donation in memory of the recent passing of Lewis Greenberg

  • By Sharon Leibovitz, Ed and Jason Gomez, a donation in memory of the recent passing of Lewis Greenberg, their dear cousin

  • By Ellen Robinson, a donation in memory of the recent passing of Lewis Greenberg

  • By Anne and Jeff Starr, a donation in memory of the recent passing of Lewis Greenberg
Please consider ...

Being a part of our Congregation,

Being a Volunteer
and giving us a bit of your time,

Making a Donation to support us,

Creating a living Legacy to L'Dor Va-Dor
to continue out efforts into the future!

We thank you for your kindness!

ALL of your Donations
are most welcomed,
are tax-deductible,
and will be acknowledged
for your record-keeping.

to continue
our work and fulfill our goals!
We so appreciate this!


Please note our address for any mailed donations:

Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor
6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. #743102
Boynton Beach, FL 33474
L'Dor Va-Dor continues to do tikkun olam,
repairing the world, one Mitzvah at a time.
for one and all!

Participate - Get involved!
JEWISH PALM BEACH, JEWISH FEDERATION of PALM BEACH COUNTY presents the following programming:

EIGHT DAYS, EIGHT WAYS - Create miracles by Volunteering (in honor of the eight days of Chanukah)

Reading to Children
Wednesday, December 21, 10:00 to 10:45 am ET
Boynton Beach* (exact school address will be provided upon confirmation of registration)
Spend the morning celebrating the winter holidays by reading to children in kindergarten with the Anne & Sam Klein Literacy Program. Volunteers can embrace the Jewish idea of Kehillah – community – as you read to children in small groups. The JVC’s Anne & Sam Klein Literacy Program provide a book to each child for their personal home library. Books are funded by the Alloy Family Foundation.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to jessica.fried@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Meal Packing & Delivery
Wednesday, December 21 – Friday, December 23, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm ET
The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach
844 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach
Honor the Jewish wish for Refuah Shlema – swift and complete healing, as you fill the bellies and hearts of hundreds in our community. Join JVC, The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach and Alpert Jewish Family Service this holiday season to safely prepare and deliver 500 healthy, festive Hanukkah meals to homebound seniors and community members struggling with illness and crisis.
To register for this event, please click here.

Cookie Decorating with Seniors for Local Heroes
Thursday, December 22, 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET
Sunrise Senior Living
10605 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach
All ages are welcome to join the residents of Sunrise Senior Living as we decorate and package holiday cookies which will be donated to essential workers on Christmas Day. Our friends from PJ Library® will be on-site providing all guests with PJ Library aprons as we listen to the story Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles and honor the Jewish value of Kibud Zekaynim – honor senior citizens.
To register for this event, please click here.
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COORDINATING COMMITTEE presents the following programming:

Wednesday, DECEMBER 7 at 6:30 pm ET
In Time Church of God,
1025 7th Street, West Palm Beach, 33401

Rabbi Barry Silver will be one of the speakers at this event on Wednesday evening. There will be: Speakers - Violinist - Orators - Recording Artists! Violence is the problem not the solution.
For more information,
Contact Edith C. Bush at 561-832-4682 or edithbush@gmail.com.
NA'AMAT USA, SOUTHEASTERN AREA presents the following programming:

NA'AMAT Southeastern Area LUNCHEON
Thursday, DECEMBER 8 at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm ET
COST: FREE! RSVP required
Delray Villas Recreation, 13773 Circular Drive, Delray

Calling all LADIES to come and learn about Na'Amat and our centers and programs in Israel. This program is for Members and Non-Members! Several members of L'Dor Va-Dor are part of Na'Amat and want you to learn more about their organization and all they do!
For more information or to RSVP, please call Diana at 561-368-8898

DANI DAYAN: Why Holocaust Distortion is now more dangerous than Holocaust Denial
Sunday, DECEMBER 4 at 2:00 pm ET
Free limited capacity in-person program; Registration required

Dani Dayan is the Chairman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. This is an amazing opportunity and discussion.
For more infomation, contact Ellen Sax at 561-297-0849 or esax@fau.edu.
To register for this program, please click here.
CANTORS ASSEMBLY presents the following programming:
DECEMBER 11 and 12 (viewing of film)
Monday, DECEMBER 12, 8:00 pm ET (discussion about film)
Free virtual programming, suggested donation; Registration required

Hosted by Cantor Murray Simon, an early travelogue on Palestine, focusing on Jews living and working in the Holy Land, featuring the last appearance of Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt. Once registered, the film will be available for 36 hours to watch, followed by the Monday evening group discussion at 8:00 pm ET. A free gift from the Cantors Assembly; donations welcomed
For more info or to register, please click here.
Shabbat morning melodies and Liturgical Chanukah pieces!
Wednesday, DECEMBER 7, 12:00 pm ET
Free virtual programming; Registration required for film link

Hosted by Jeremy Stein and Wendi Fried, with special guest Cantor Jackie Mendelson. Enjoy this special Jewish musical program!
For more info or to register, please click here.
MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH presents the following programming:
Onsite at JCC Boynton, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach
Monday, DECEMBER 19 to Friday, DECEMBER 23, 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET
Open to the community

Join us for Chanukah at the JCC! Each night will feature 3 different food trucks, children's activities, and lighting the Chanukah candles together as a community. To honor the Jewish value of nedivut, being generous, please help support foster children affected by Hurricane Ian, by bringing in donations of new unwrapped toys, underwear, socks or pajamas on any night of the Festival of Food Trucks.
Click here for more information.
In-Person onsite at JCC Boynton, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach
Wednesdays, DECEMBER 7 through FEBRUARY 15, 1:00 pm ET
$120 for full 10-week series; $15 per Drop-in class

A bouquet of engaging, thought provoking, and entertaining programs taught by your favorite instructors!
In-Person onsite at JCC Boynton, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach
Wednesday, DECEMBER 7, 1:00 pm ET
$15 pp

Join us for Leah Polin’s brand new program which is a moving tribute to Great Ukrainians who left an indelible mark on the world.
In-Person onsite at JCC Boynton, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach
Wednesday, DECEMBER 14, 1:00 pm ET
$15 pp

This humor-filled session deals with "Jewbilation", the joy of discovering that some of your favorite celebrities are Jewish. In addition to learning about some lesser-known Jewish stars, Joyce's presentation contains many anecdotes and jokes to educate and entertain the audience.
LEVIS JCC BOCA RATON and WEST BOCA THEATRE COMPANY presents the following programming:

37 POSTCARDS, a play by M. McKeever
Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, DEC.7 to DEC.18
All performances will be in-person at the Levis JCC, 21050 95th Avenue, Boca Raton

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn't been fed in five years, and Avery's grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again... You just never know what you're going to find.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this play or the series, Click Here.
BOYNTON PHYSICIANS GROUP presents the following programming:

TAI CHI Moving Meditation, taught by Eric
Every Tuesday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
Starting December 13, 2022
Free In-person light exercise program, perfect for people of all ages, especially seniors - masks required - held weekly
Boynton Physicians Group
244 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach
(SE corner of Boynton Beach Blvd and Congress Ave, next door to Chuck E. Cheese restaurant)

Enjoy some gentle stretches for warmup (Qigong, "Chi Gong"), followed by Tai Chi, coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation, which provides light exercise and improved balance both physically and spiritually. Great for beginners or intermediate. Small class size, large room. Try it, you just might LOVE it!
To join in ... just add your name and contact information
at the doctors' reception desk on Tuesdays at 11:00 am.
CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH presents the following programming:

Give gifts to those in need for the season

The Boynton Beach Police Department's 11th annual Holiday Toy Drive has begun! Help make the holidays special for every child in our community by purchasing items from the Target Gift Registry (Click Here) by December 5. Toys may also be dropped off at locations throughout the city, including City Hall (at 100 E. Ocean Avenue, Boynton) and the Boynton Beach Police Dept. lobby (at 2100 High Ridge Rd.). Thank you for your kindness and participation to help kids that may otherwise be overlooked for the holidays.
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH presents the following programming:
GREENMARKET returns to the West Palm Beach Waterfront
Saturdays, thru APRIL at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET
Free in-person weekly event
The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach

The award-winning GreenMarket is back for its 2022-2023 season. This year's event includes more than 100 vendors, selling fresh produce, plants, baked goods, coffees, teas, and more.
Virtually and Literally
You know YOU are always welcome to L’Dor Va-Dor!
Ruth Kromash 12/06
Paul Ehrman 12/07
Sharon Leibovitz 12/09
Wendy Frank 12/13
Nadine Herbst 12/13
Myra Ehrman 12/15
Stacey Lichtman 12/16
Rachel Drucker 12/18
Emily Jacobs-Robarts 12/18
Sheldon Krauss 12/18
Celia Honig 12/20
Vicky Schreiber 12/23
Rosalie & Sheldon Kesslen 12/10
Marlene & Sheldon Krauss 12/22
Cantor Carol & James Garrett 12/23
Francine & Rabbi Barry Silver 12/31
Vicky Schreiber & Michael Morgan 12/31
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.

Stephanie Arnold
Jeffrey Bricker
Laura Gallagher
Sherry Glass
Nadine Herbst
Carole Kahn
Kaitlin Leah
Howard Mandell
Janice Mason
Hilda Nadelberg
Dr. Sudhir Nayer
Marilyn Paul
Ira Phillips
Bernard Rosen
Libby Rubin
Laura Santacrose
Brett Schwartz
Harvey Sherer
Victor Siegel
Fred Spilove
Douglas Volan
Jordan Volan
Sheila Winston
Edley Davidoff
Lewis Greenberg
Shelley Levy
Peggy Mintz
Linda Pruskin
Ruth Rubin
Ellen Silverstein

May their memories live on through and within us:
Max Blitz
Harry Brusso
Alex Cohen
Anna Coleman
David Cooper
Joseph Cooperstein
Florence Elias
Benjamin Feinman
Rose Feinman
Mary C. Field
Roger S. Field
Abraham (Al) Fine
Denvil Garrett
Irving Gerstein
Muriel Goldsmith
Alfredo Gomez
Derry Hyman
Harry Jacobs
Eva Jacoby Muhlrad
Anna Krauss
Carl H. Lichtman
Murray Mate
Rose Mate
Tillie Pensak
Abraham Perlman
Stuart Plotnick
Eva Purisch
Jack Robarts
Herbert Rothchild
Dorothy Saltzer
Max Schatzer
Donald Schipper
Mollie Shapiro
Charles Silverberg
H. Kamien Silverman
Max Spruchman
Donald Steinman
Phyllis Stratton
Irving Tronn
Jerome Wodiska
We have some exciting things coming up and we hope that YOU will be with us!! Please RSVP (if have not already) for our Men's Club Breakfast on December 10 (at First Watch, Boynton) and/or our Sisterhood Ladies Lunch on December 11 (at Chris' Taverna, Lantana Rd) ... these are wonderful monthly get-togethers and important for us to stay connected and to plan for the future! Please let us know that you will be there!

We are trying out a new location for our Shabbat on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm and hope that YOU will be there too! ALSO, please you will not want to miss out on our Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 18 in Delray Beach at the Hagen Ranch Road Library for an afternoon filled with fun, music, dancing, and noshe! Please RSVP and let us know YOU will be part of our FUN day planned!

Wishing you all a DECEMBER to REMEMBER! A Chanukah filled with Light, Love, and lots of shalom and peace, and the best week coming up! We send out good health and good wishes for a Shavua Tov!

With Shalom,
Sharon Leibovitz

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

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Rabbi Barry Silver
Spiritual Leader of Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor
(561) 302-1818

Cantor Carol Garrett
(561) 827-1646

Stanley Rosewasser
Congregation President
(561) 351-3884

Sharon Leibovitz
The VOICE E-Newsletter writer and editor
High Holy Days and Shabbat coordinator and associate producer
(561) 703-4565