August 31st, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP 
7:14  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
6:45 pm
  Forecast: 82/mostly sunny

Shabbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Kathy Grazian
Gerald Koszer
Suzette Kolitch
Anita Krauss
Harvey Fishman
Trudi Mohl

Eve Kohut & Daniel Kraut
Madelyn & Richard Danoff
Nancy & Gregory Vorbach
Charlene & Alan Stern

Saturday 8/31
Morning Service 9:30 am at CBIOTP
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 6:45 pm
Monday 9/2 Labor Day 
Office Closed
Tuesday 9/3
Sisterhood Board Meeting 1:00 pm
Friday 9/6
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm
I am away this week with very limited access to email or a computer.  A normal length Shab Sha! will return next week...  But what I can tell you is that the next  On the Road with the Rabbi  will be to The Cloisters on September 11 at 2:00 p.m.  to see
The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy
$30 per person which  must accompany your reservation

Torah Reading 1074, 930                Haftarah 1220
In yet a further continuation of Moses' farewell speeches, the Israelites are informed that a future of either blessings or curses is in their hands. The specifics of these alternatives will be spelled out in a ceremony that is to take place upon entry into the land. All is contingent upon adherence to the Torah.
As part of the Torah's program for eradicating idolatry, all local cultic shrines, sacrifices and other practices were to be eliminated; ritual would be centrally concentrated "in the place that God would choose." The second tithe was to be brought to this central location - not for donation to the Sanctuary, but to be consumed and enjoyed by the religious pilgrim. Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot were to be celebrated by pilgrimage to this as yet unidentified, "place."
Other idolatrous trappings were also prohibited: child sacrifice, and inflicting gashes or shaving as a sign of mourning. False prophets - those who encouraged idolatry - were to be executed, and any town that had been subverted (i.e., that had totally gone over to idolatry) was to be thoroughly destroyed.
The laws of kashrut are reiterated, after which a further dietary restriction is added: both animals and produce are tithed--some of the tithes go to the poor , some to the Levite and some are to be eaten by the pilgrim at the Sanctuary.  Tithing logically leads into details of a social and economic contract that gives great consideration to the  poor , and the sidra concludes with the reasoning behind the three Pilgrim age Festivals

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades (CBIOTP)
1585 Center Avenue
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 6:45 p.m.  (back in our building)
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
Is Donald Trump An Anti-Semite?-a piece by Yair Rosenberg (who I heard on Wednesday at AIPAC's Rabbinic Symposium):  Trump Keeps Pushing Anti-Semitic Stereotypes. But He Thinks He's Praising Jews.   Philo-Semitism may seem benign. It isn't .                  

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 
Elsie Zeilberger will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Rena Blumenthal on Friday evening, August 30th
Laurie Singer will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Leslie Singer on Saturday evening, August 31st
Gloria Singer will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Leslie Singer on Saturday evening, August 31st
Myra London will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Daniel London on Sunday evening, September 1st
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Karen Coleman on Monday evening, September 2nd
Myrna Block will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Bella Rosen on Monday evening, September 2nd
Larry Lesh will be observing yahrzeit for his grandfather, Sam Leshefsky on Tuesday evening, September 3rd
Rona Topiel will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Tillie Weissman on Tuesday evening, September 3rd
Marilyn Saposh will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Nathan Saposh on Thursday evening, September 5th
Ellen Yuder will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Paul Yuder on Thursday evening, September 5th

Important/Interesting Reads     
Trump as Jesus
How Anti-Semitic Beliefs Have Taken Hold Among Some Evangelical Christians  
While Trump calls most Jews disloyal, some American Christians are following pastors who blame Jews for a long list of the nation's ills.
This piece was co-written by our own David Meyers:                                                                                 
Is Donald Trump Harming Israel?

Our Shofar blower, Mitchell Shedlarz is tuning up for the High Holidays with this concert (which was snowed-out last winter). Please call the Valley Cottage Library to make your reservation for this free program:


Selected Shorts: Etgar Keret and Joyce Carol Oates
September 18 | 7:30PM
Short story sensation Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates come together for an evening of eclectic, genre-bending fiction, including selections from Keret's brand new collection, Fly Already. With performances by Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and more!

New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997
Curator: Ya'ara Keydar
September 5 - January 20, 2020
An extraordinary collection of 1980s-1990s fashion slides found on a New York City sidewalk makes its way back to the Fashion District in a new photographic exhibition 10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997. Presented in the lobby gallery at 10 Times Square, also known as 1441 Broadway, former home to some of the most prominent designers in New York, the exhibition features captivating runway images of top fashion designers and supermodels from the 1980s and 1990s.

How to Keep your Husband - Amehl fashion show by artist/designer
Amanda Mehl
September 4 - 7pm @
114 W14th st.
This is an interdisciplinary fashion performance and art installation in collaboration with dessert chef Chula Galvez. The Amehl new collection will be shown in the context of a retro Tupperware party gone wild. Amanda Mehl is a contemporary artist and fashion designer from Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv and currently based in Brooklyn. She founded experimental fashion label Amehl with the dream to bring art and fashion together. She is known for her use of unconventional materials, artistic media content and alternative newsworthy shows in venues such as a school bus, flower shop, and hardware store. The next show will take place in an intimate apartment setting where Mehl will do art installations in the bedrooms. To compliment the dystopian domestic theme, an artistic dessert reception will be catered by Chula Galvez, a Brooklyn based desert artist from Buenos Aires who creates desserts for restaurants such as Dimes, Rosarito and Shelter.

Guy Yanai
September 5 - October 5
Miles McEnery Gallery
NEW YORK - MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Guy Yanai. A public reception will be held for the artist on 5 September from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an essay by Dr. Ara H. Merjian. Guy Yanai strips his subjects down to geometric necessity and builds them back up again in oil paint, establishing a tension on his canvases between the spatially flat and the physically multidimensional. A combination of diagrammatic delineation of form and vivid color, Yanai's paintings are an optical delight.

Doron Langberg
September 5 - October 19
Yossi Milo Gallery
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Doron Langberg. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This is the artist's premiere exhibition at the gallery.
Doron Langberg creates large-scale portraits from observation of family, close friends and lovers. Langberg's visualizations of queerness-both his own and those of the many queer subjects depicted-move beyond the traditional shorthand of signs and easily recognizable queer iconographies. Instead, Langberg contextualizes queer sexuality and intimacy within larger narratives of everyday life.

Fiddler- A Miracle of Miracles
Quad Cinema & The Landmark at 57 West
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
Legendary actor Haim Topol is among the participants as well as legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Israeli Guy Mintus scored the music.

What's Love Got to Do With It?
Group exhibition organized by Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators
August 15 - September 16
The Drawing Center
Don't miss Keren Benbenisty's work in this group exhibition!
Open Sessions 2018-2020: What's Love Got to Do with It? is an exhibition by the thirty-one artists who are participating in Open Sessions, a two-year program at The Drawing Center that provides opportunities for selected artists from around the world to contextualize their work in terms of drawing through conversation, public programs, and exhibitions. Featuring new drawings and drawing adjacent works by a diverse and international group of artists, who come from myriad perspectives and geographic locations, ranging from the Americas to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, What's Love Got to Do With It? takes as its theme, the universal discourse of love, which, the curators contend, is as democratic as drawing is.

Mika Rottenberg : Easypieces
June 26- September 15
New Museum
This exhibition marks the first New York solo museum presentation of work by New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg.
Employing absurdist satire to address the critical issues of our time, Rottenberg creates videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Her works interweave documentary elements and fiction, and often feature protagonists who work in factory-like settings to manufacture goods ranging from cultured pearls (NoNoseKnows, 2015) to the millions of brightly colored plastic wholesale items sold in Chinese superstores (Cosmic Generator, 2017).

ZAZ10TS presents:
Nature of Wonder
Artist Shony Rivnay
June 13- September 2
10 Times Square
Titled "Nature of Wonder" by Shony Rivnay provides a glimpse into obscurity, freedom, and a natural curiosity that we all experience in our creative lives. It is an opportunity to think, but also to let go of thinking. It is a pathway into joyous viewing and a simple understanding of how things work.