March 2022
Purim 2022 will begin on the evening of
Wednesday, March 16
and ends in the evening of
Thursday, March 17
Jerry Cutler
Rabbi's Message

“The only thing necessary for evil to invade is for good men do nothing…..” 

The pupils of an eminent rabbi complained about the existence of so much evil ion the world, and asked him how they might drive out the forces of darkness. The rabbi said they should take brooms and attempt to sweep the darkness from the cellar of the synagogues. The bewildered students went down to the cellar and attempted to sweep out the darkness. When this failed, they again approached their teacher, and he advised them to take sticks and beat vigorously at the darkness. This of course, did not help either. Then the rabbi suggested that they go down to the cellar and shout at the darkness and protest loudly against it. 

When this likewise failed, he said, “My children, let each of you meet the challenge of darkness and light a candle. The students descended to the cellar and kindled their lights. They looked and behold…the darkness had disappeared.

The evil of the world is great, but the power of good is also great. And the power of good is derived from many, many small deeds of goodness. The more individuals who share in the act of goodness the mightier it becomes. If each of us will determine to do the most we can do to create a better world, we will make it better.

A wise man once said, “If each person will sweep in front of his door, then the whole world will become clean.”

Sweep in front of your door, Mr. Putin. Sweep the darkness from your soul. Cleanse yourself with strong detergent and chase away the demonic spirit that lives in your heart. Do it now, Mr. Putin, or your legacy throughout history will be “the most detestable and hated man in the world!” 

Rabbi Jerry


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March Anniversaries
Mazel Tov to our CAT lovebirds!

Michael & Lynn Zaifert 3/10/2022
Elton Lewis & Barbara Van Orden Bailiss 3/11/2022
Warren & Lois Sefton 3/21/2022
Douglas & Roni Cohen 3/27/2022

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March Birthdays
And many happy returns!

Shirley Leibowitz 3/5/2022
Andrew Stevens 3/5/2022
Marty Kove 3/6/2022
Christopher J. Ure 3/7/2022
Stuart Struhl 3/8/2022
Stuart Kricun 3/9/2022
Daniel Paulson 3/9/2022
Linda Weinberger Markowitz 3/12/2022
Helen Richman 3/14/2022
Mathew Millen 3/15/2022
Sue Rosenwasser 3/18/2022
Lee Bernstein 3/20/2022
Stephen Weisberg 3/21/2022
Elaine Sperling 3/26/2022
Danton Rissner 3/27/2022
Patrice Zappa Porter 3/28/2022
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Did You Know?

Israeli relief team flies to Moldova to help Ukrainian refugees
Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAID to provide relief and mental health support for Ukrainian refugees at the Moldovan border.
By Nicky Blackburn  FEBRUARY 26, 2022, 1:20 PM

Israeli NGO IsraAID is to dispatch an emergency team to Moldova to provide support to the growing numbers of Ukrainians fleeing their country in search of safety from Russian aggression.

With fighting in Ukraine and the capital city, Kyiv, intensifying after Russia invaded the country on February 24th, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees are making their way to the country’s borders, often with nothing more than a bag of belongings.

IsraAID expects to have a team in place in Moldova by the start of this week, and will focus initially on urgent relief distribution and mental health support for vulnerable newly arrived refugees.

“We are deeply concerned by the devastating humanitarian situation that is unfolding in Ukraine,” said Yotam Polizer, CEO of IsraAID. “Once again, we are seeing a potential influx of large numbers of refugees in Europe who need urgent support.”

According to the Moldovan government, more than 15,800 Ukrainians crossed into Moldova as of Friday, February 25th. Relief agencies fear that up to five million Ukrainians could try to flee the country, most of which are women and children.

Moldova, alongside other Ukrainian border countries, has relaxed or removed restrictions on entry from Ukraine, including the need to carry a passport or present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

IsraAID’s team will also assess needs on the ground in Moldova and other Ukrainian border countries and provide additional support as needed.
This is not the first time IsraAID has worked with refugees in Europe and around the world. In 2015, IsraAID launched long-term refugee support programs in Greece and Germany helping refugees from the Syrian civil war.

Last year, the NGO also launched an ongoing program in Albania supporting refugees evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban take over.
IsraAID has also worked supporting displaced populations, including in post-conflict settings and protracted crises, in countries such as Colombia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda.

“For many years now, we have worked with refugees in Europe and around the world, and our focus will be on ensuring the most vulnerable Ukrainians seeking safety have access to urgent supplies and support,” said Polizer. “Our team will stay in Moldova for as long as we are needed and may deploy to other Ukrainian border countries as the situation develops.”

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