November 1st, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP
5:34  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
  Forecast: 54/mostly sunny

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Hyla Epstein
Ruth Lowenstein
Ann Oster
Abraham Yacobi
Gertrud Buchler
Lior Elrom
Adira Kessler
John Lyden
Debbie & Charles Shatz
Rachel & Neil Taylor
Marlin & Erwin Dickman
Shari & Stephen Whitman 

Saturday 11/2
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 5:00pm
Tuesday 11/5
Sisterhood Board Meeting 1:00 pm
Thursday 11/7
Rabbi's Class 10:30 am
Lecture Series with Arnold D. Rubin MD "A History of American Political Parties" 12:30 pm
Friday 11/8
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm
Change your clocks! (Fall back)

Next Shabbat at 9:30 a.m. at Gesher Shalom
Kristallnacht Commemoration
Evelyn Baer will speak about the tragic fate of her aunt and uncle in Nazi Germany
Election Season Begins, Not Just in the USA, but for World Jewry
The Next Zionist Congress
One year from now the 38th World Zionist Congress (WZC) will convene in Jerusalem....                                                   Please commit to voting between January 21 and March 11, to make your voice heard in this upcoming election and please vote for MERCAZ, the Conservative/Masorti organization.  Sign up for updates and learn more about the process at 

Upcoming Shabbat Morning Service Locations
Nov. 9 -at GS...Kristallnacht Commemoration
Nov. 16-at GS...Bar Mitzvah of Max Greenberg
Nov. 23-at CBIOTP
Nov.30 -at CBIOTP
Torah Reading 41     Haftarah 65
At the end of last week's sidra we were informed of the wickedness of human beings - with the exception of Noah, who found grace in God's eyes.
God instructs Noah to build an ark in which he and his family and pairs of all the animals will escape the flood that will destroy the earth. Heavy rains fell continuously for forty days, completely covering the earth. It took five months for the waters to subside and for the ark to come to rest. Noah sent birds from the ark at regular intervals to determine if the land was dry. When the third bird did not return, he knew it was time to leave the ark.
Noah offered sacrifices to God, and God made a covenant promising never again to destroy the world by flood. The rainbow is the symbol of this covenant. Noah's family received blessings similar to those bestowed on Adam and Eve for populating the earth anew and for dominion over all creatures.
Noah planted a vineyard, harvested its grapes, steeped them and became intoxicated from drinking wine. Unclothed and asleep in his tent, his son Ham tells his brothers, Shem and Yaphet, of their father's condition. The latter two cover their father, earning a blessing, while Ham is condemned for his disrespect. (This incident is a portend of what is to come for the future generations and peoples who will descend from the three brothers.)
The re-population of the earth and the unity of all its inhabitants lead the people to build a city and a tower as a celebration of their unity and power, and to prevent their dispersal. This displeased God, whose desire it was that human beings should inhabit the entire earth. God therefore creates disunity among the builders by causing a multiplicity of languages to emerge, leading to confusion. In Hebrew, BLL is confusion - hence the name Tower of Babel (BBL).
Once again, ten generations are enumerated, taking us from Noah to Abram at the end of our parasha.  
Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at CBIOTP
1585 Center Avenue
Be there for Noah...

Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 5:00 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
Richard Schiff will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Goldie Schiff on Saturday evening, November 2nd
Ann Oster will be observing yahrzeit for her son, Avi Oster on Sunday evening, November 3rd
Marvin Chertkoff will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Alexander Chertkoff on Monday evening, November 4th
Shirley Kochansky will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Sophie Lesnick on Monday evening, November 4th
Myrna Block will be observing yahrzeit for her uncle, Sam Rosen on Monday evening, November 4th
Faye Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Paula Rosenstock on Monday evening, November 4th
Judith Platt will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Harry Feldman on Tuesday evening, November 5th
Erwin Dickman will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Irving Dickman on Wednesday evening, November 6th
Janet Chertkoff will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Henry Rosen on Wednesday evening, November 6th
Sharon Starr will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Hannah Starr on Wednesday evening, November 6th
Judy Geller will be observing yahrzeit for her motherBetsy Geller on Thursday evening, November 7th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his sister Shirley Goldfarb on Thursday evening, November 7th
Renee Gruenspecht will be observing yahrzeit for her uncle, Max Grunewald on  Thursday evening, November 7th

Important/Interesting Reads                            
Video: One of the Big Three                                                                                                                                                     Veterans, Infrastructure and ISRAEL     
Jewish Schools, Synagogues and Congregations Affected by Fires Raging in California                                          

Alexander Vindman - War Hero And Impeachment Witness                
Afghanistan's Last Jew Gets Ready for the Taliban-Again                                                                                             Zabulon Simentov has seen it all, and now, like all Afghans, he must embrace a future filled with uncertainty and violence.                                                                                          
Sun Nov 10, 2019, 2:05 PM | SVA Theatre
She is viewed as the respected grandmother of the state of Israel; in Israel, her legacy is far more complicated. This fascinating profile sheds light on Golda Meir, the first and only woman to be elected prime minister of Israel. The film centers around a remarkably candid interview, unseen until now, in which the stateswoman reflects on and defends her tumultuous and controversial five years in office-a tenure marked by extraordinary challenges, from the nascent settler movement to the deadly Yom Kippur War.

Buy Tickets for GOLDA: 
How Jews Expelled from Spain Forged a Diaspora with Ties to 25% of Latin America  
Film 'Children of the Inquisition' examines forced conversion of Sephardim from the Iberian Peninsula 500 years ago and why their descendants still feel ripple effects        

Kurdish Children Get Vital Treatment at Israeli Hospital        
Israeli Elected to Top UN Position                                                                                     
Israeli Appointed Vice President of International Astronautical Federation        
Israel Opens Its Sixth Medical School at Ariel University 
This is really nice to read because it used to be that the Orthodox always refused to consider any type of organ donation
T o Save a Stranger's Life                                                                                                                                                     Kidney donations are on the rise among Orthodox Israelis                                                            

Woman Named Chief Intelligence Officer for IDF Central Command             
1000 PERSONNEL, FOUR COUNTRIES, JOIN AIR FORCE FOR "BLUE FLAG" EXERCISE                                                      The five-day joint exercise by the Israeli Air Force will simulate various operative scenarios with F-35's                       
IDF Soldier Convicted of Illegally Firing at Rioter on Gaza Border                                                               
Israeli Wins Gold at World Kickboxing Championships                                                                  
On Sukkot I re-told a story from Haim Be'er's childhood; now you can read an account of his about the Israel-Jordan peace accord which just celebrated its 25th anniversary:
Spies in the Basement                                                                                                                                                                The extraordinary true cloak-and-dagger tale of how a chance encounter in a London bookstore made peace possible                
Police Can Examine Netanyahu Staffers' Confiscated Phones, Judge Rules
Israel to Form Committee to Monitor Chinese Investments Following U.S. Pressure                                        
The Israel Police's Secret (Nonviolent) Weapon for Quelling Violence in the Arab Community Unofficial sulha agreements are considered desirable for keeping a lid on family feuds, even if witnesses then retract their allegations to the police                                                                                    
Israel's Arab Community Has Been Making Great Strides   

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism         
BDS Is Waging War Against Liberal Democracy  

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah

Why Does Israel Have So Many Startups?                                                                                                                   
Israel's Tel Aviv isn't the next Silicon Valley, but it is home to more startups than almost anywhere else       
Israeli Hi-Tech Firms Raised $2.24 Billion in 3Q of 2019                                                                    
Amazon Launches Series on Hi-Tech, with Focus on Israel's Startup Nation                                                     
Israeli Anti-Radiation Vest Headed for International Space Station                                                           
Israeli Researchers Develop Universal Robotic Arm                                                                       
Israeli Solution Monitors and Prevents Bridge and Tunnel Disasters                                                      

Pop Culture
Order! Order! British Parliament's (Jewish) Speaker Quits Brexit Hotseat                                                               
The History of American Popular Music Can Be Traced to the Interaction of Jews and African-Americans     
Robert Evans, Storied Producer of 'Godfather' and 'Chinatown' Dies at 89   
Rebel Youth on the Edge in Israel
Nimrod Eldar's sophisticated, visually dextrous family drama 'The Day After I'm Gone' explores the age of ungratefulness       
I watched half of it; I hope the second half is better:

On Jenny Slate's Netflix Special 'Stage Fright'
Rachel Weisz Will Portray Elizabeth Taylor in New Film                                                    

Meet SNL's Newest Cast Member, Jewish Comedian Chloe Fineman                                                     

The Secret Jewish History Of Judy Garland What If "The Great British Baking Show" Had a Jewish Week?   

Book Launch: Zeruya Shalev presents PAIN
November 5 | 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore
In conversation with Lauren Groff
Reception to follow
In her remarkable novel Pain, bestselling Israeli author Zeruya Shalev explores the power of heartbreak, and the consequences that can come from continuously mourning the life we almost had.
Ten years after Iris was almost killed in a suicide bombing, the pain of her injuries return. She's shocked when her doctor turns out to be the love of her teenage years, Eitan. Caught in her past and the overwhelming feelings of seeing Eitan again, she starts a secret, passionate affair. For the first time in decades, and despite the guilt of betraying her family, Iris is alight with passion and love. She soon finds herself with a difficult choice: try to reclaim the life and love she should have had, or work to fix her broken family. Pain is a powerful, astute novel that exposes how old passions can return, testing our capacity to make choices about what is most essential in life. Joining Shalev in conversation is Lauren Groff, author of Florida, Fates and Furies, and other works of fiction. A reception follows to celebrate the book's launch.

Geneva Camerata
David Greilsammer. Music Director
November 6 | 7:30 pm
Straying from the demeanor of a usual orchestra concert, Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola has devised choreography for dancer Martí Corbera and for the entire ensemble, who perform in motion while playing the music from memory.

Idan Raichel - The Piano Songs
November 14 | 7:30 pm
NY Society For Ethical Culture
Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet's biggest stages.

And the Bride Closed the Door- With Jessica Cohen and Bethany Ball
November 11 | 7:30 pm
The Strand
On the 2nd floor, the Strand will be hosting an event for acclaimed Israeli novelist Ronit Matalon's final novel, And The Bride Closed The Door. In conversation will be Jessica Cohen, the books translator, novelist Bethany Ball, and literature professor Gil Hochberg.
Ronit Matalon (1959-2017) was the author of nine novels and a liberal social activist. The daughter of Egyptian immigrants to Israel, she worked as a journalist for Haaretz and reported from the West Bank and Gaza. Her last book, And the Bride Closed the Door, was awarded Israel's prestigious Brenner Prize the day before her death at age 58.

Ephrat Asherie
November 5 | 7:30 pm
November 7 | 8 pm
Choreographer and "bona fide b-girl" (The Boston Globe) Ephrat Asherie brings a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. In their second collaboration together, the choreographer teams up with her brother, jazz pianist Ehud Asherie, whom The New Yorker has called "a master of swing and stride."

Ella Rothschild
November 15 | 12 pm
BAC Space Resident Artist
Choreographer Ella Rothschild begins a new creative process stemming from the question of how personal story can reveal broader phenomena about society. The work lingers on common images that define the physical and emotional environment in which we conduct ourselves, and leaves room for distinct characters who move the narrative forward through tensions, conflicts, and untenable situations..

Bobbi Jene Smith
November 15 | 5 pm
BAC Space Resident Artist
Choreographer/dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (NYC) will create a new work drawing inspiration from the catastrophic and sublime machinations of geological forces to create an abstract and emotionally visceral narrative. Exploring the intersection of physicality, virtuosity, spatial poetry, and desire, this series of vignettes with live music brings together remarkable artists from around the world.

Dina Pruzhansky - Piano
November 10 | 3 pm
Music Faculty Concert Series:
Join us for an afternoon of new original art song, instrumental, theatre, and operatic compositions by 92Y School of Music faculty member Dina Pruzhansky.
The concert features Dina Pruzhansky at the piano along with celebrated New York performers:
Claire Kuttler, soprano
Inbar Goldmann, mezzo-soprano
Pavel Suliandziga, tenor
Edward Pleasant, baritone
Gabriel Gurevich, boy soprano
Tyler James, cello
Free and open to the public.

November 6-15
IFC Center | SVA Theatre | Cinepolis Chelsea
Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before - encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions.
ADVOCATE- Thu Nov 7, 2019, 7:00 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea
THE HUMAN FACTOR- Sat Nov 9, 2019, 8:15 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea
GOLDA- Sun Nov 10, 2019, 2:05 PM | SVA Theatre
KOSHER BEACH-Wed Nov 13, 2019, 5:05 PM | IFC Center

Oded Hirsch: At the Borders
Clip: Season 5 Episode 3 | 8m 18s
The Israeli conceptual artist Oded Hirsch lives on the periphery- both philosophically and geographically.

Synonyms- a film by Nadav Lapid
Opens October 25 in New York
Quad Cinema
Film at Lincoln Center
Synonyms is an artistically captivating film about a young man who escapes his original, Israeli identity to find a new one in France. Grappling themes on language, history, trauma, and renaissance, this modern and intense film will leave you thinking for days on end.
Won the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.
Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.

Shai Azoulay & Yair Barak
Israeli Art DFined
November 14 | 6 pm
J. Pocker Art & Framing Gallery
Opening Reception
Jennie Mohl Art Consulting and DFINE are pleased to announce an important exhibition of art by top Israeli Artists Shai Azoulay and Yair Barak.
Also exhibiting the works of world renowned Israeli Artists: Yigal Ozeri, Aram Gershuni, Eran Shkine and Matan Ben Cnaan.

13th Annual Other Israel Film Festival
November 14-21
The Other Israel Film Festival, founded in 2007, presents cinema that inspires conversation and takes an in-depth look into Israeli and Palestinian societies and minority populations in Israel. It is an annual weeklong festival of award-winning international films, as well as engaging conversations on hot topics. These films and interactions inform and intrigue audiences, and illuminate the diversity of Israeli society. All screenings are followed by Q+As with filmmakers and other special guests. In addition to the screenings, we present panel discussions related to the films and their topics, opening and closing night galas, and other special events.

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
November 3-17
Bildner Center
The perfect destination for Jewish Films
this November!
Award-winning international films * Israeli films * Comedies
Film directors and speakers * Engaging discussions
Thought-provoking, entertaining cinema; intriguing new ways
to look at the world; and engaging discussions with film experts

November 10 | 5 pm
Marlene Meyerson JCC
Ethiopian-Israeli singer-songwriter AvevA fuses African groove with the beat of Tel Aviv to create her soul-pop music. In songs about society, freedom, and love in both English and Amharic, AvevA's unique musical sound and inspiring voice will make for a not-to-be missed concert experience.

CCFF Master Class with Samuel Maoz
November 2 | 12 pm
Roxy Cinema
After joining the 1982 Lebanon War as a gunner, Samual Maoz entered film school and started to make his own films. With only two films in discography, this contemporary Israeli film auteur had already won a Golden Lion (Lebanon, 2009) and a Silver Lion (Foxtrot, 2017) for his compelling storytelling of military culture and reflection of war and humanity. In this film class, you'll learn filmmaking, scriptwriting, cinematography, location scouting and how to be an original and uncompromising storyteller.

Shalom Bienvenidos
November 10
Mount Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights
Shalom Bienvenidos explores the Jewish experience in Spanish-speaking lands with a day
long event of film, speakers, music, and culinary experiences. Jewish culture is much more than just bagels and lox - Jewish communities have flourished in Spain, South and Central America, and elsewhere throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Join us as we explore part of this rich culture!