August 9th, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP
Minha during kiddush at CBIOTP
Tisha B'av Service at CBIOTP
7:44  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
12:30 pm
9:15 pm
  Forecast: 83/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 
Gerald Topiel
Yetta Maidenberg
Liam Altschul
Noah Altschul
William Katz
Lois Bruno
Benjamin Altschul
Helen Kimberly
Karen & Mark Halpern

Saturday 8/10
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha during Kiddush at CBIOTP
Tisha B'av Service at CBIOTP 9:15 pm
Sunday 8/11
Tisha B'av
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:00 am
Minha 4:00 pm
Fast Ends 8:30 pm
Friday 8/16
Evening Service 7:00 pm followed by Klezmer Kabbalat Cabaret

Under normal circumstances I would have shared a picture of the previous week's On the Road with the Rabbi, but it just didn't seem right to take a picture of the 20 of us at the Auschwitz Exhibit.

Torah Reading 994                  Haftarah 1000
In a series of three lengthy and final discourses that comprise the book of Deuteronomy, Moses reviews Israelite history from the time of the Exodus, repeats and expands upon many of the commandments, and admonishes the people to remain faithful to God and His Torah.
The Israelites left the area around Mount Sinai with the objective of conquering Canaan shortly thereafter. To assist Moses in his manifold duties, judges and other administrators were appointed. Following the disheartening report of ten of twelve spies sent into Canaan the people refuse to embark on the conquest. In view of this, God decrees that the generation of the Exodus (with the exception of Joshua and Caleb) will wander in the wilderness for thirty-eight years until they die out; their children will inhabit the Promised Land.
The Israelites were enjoined from attacking the Edomites (descendents of Esau), and the Moabites and Canaanites (descendents of Lot). They did, however, defeat Sihon, the Amorite king, and Og, the King of Bashan. Their lands were divided between Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Menasseh, who settled on the eastern side of the Jordan River.
Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m. at Gesher Shalom
We will spend the rest of the weekend at CBIOTP:
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Minha between 12:30 & 1:00 p.m.
Ma'ariv and the Chanting of Eicha (Lamentations) for Tisha b'Av at 9:15 p.m.
Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Minha with Talit (and Tefillin) at 4:00 p.m.

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 
Kenneth Eisenstein will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Jack Eisenstein on Saturday evening, August 10th
Heidi Skolnik will be observing yahrzeit for her great aunt, Estelle Cohen on Sunday evening, August 11th
Susan Ginsburg will be observing yahrzeit for her father,  Seymour Ginsburg on Sunday evening, August 11th
Rhea Hess will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Sidonia Koester on Sunday evening, August 11th
Leo Rettig will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Nettie Rettig on Sunday evening, August 11th
Miriam Richman will be observing yahrzeit for her father,  Cesar Rossi on Sunday evening, August 11th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his sister, Myra Sherman on Sunday evening, August 11th
Vida Story will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Milton Story on Monday evening, August 12th
Gerald Topiel will be observing yahrzeit for his uncle, Pincus Topiel on Monday evening, August 12th
Fred Wolodiger will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Ruth Wolodiger on Monday evening, August 12th
Richard Levy will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Bernard Levy on Tuesday evening, August 13th
Mercy Cohen will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Stanley Cohen on Tuesday evening, August 13th
Allan Ginsburg will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Martin Ginsburg on Tuesday evening, August 13th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Sidney Goldfischer on Tuesday evening, August 13th
Hennie Ostrower will be observing yahrzeit for her brother, Harold Kalb on Wednesday evening, August 14th
Richard Rosenberg will be observing yahrzeit for his father-in-law, Max Miller on Wednesday evening, August 14th
Joseph Lempel will be observing yahrzeit for his sister, Helen Satinoff on Thursday evening, August 15th
Marjorie Berger will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Ruth Peckoff on Thursday evening, August 15th

Important/Interesting Reads
To coincide with Tisha b'Av:
Pictures of a First Temple-Era Water Reservoir near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem     
New CEO at the Conference of Presidents 
Jewish voices on both the left and the right of the political spectrum say that William Daroff is a "unifier."           
Meet the 'Anti-Squad': Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Her 'Gang' Offer Democrats a Path of Moderation
The Democratic Party's Next Great Jewish Hope?                                                                                                             Elaine Luria captained ships in the Navy, made a fortune on mermaids, and was elected to Congress. Then she met Ilhan Omar...                                                                            

30 Years Ago, Activists and Intellectuals told the Left to Hate Israel. They are Still Obeying...                   
Think Israel Is A White Supremacy? Congratulations: Richard Spencer Taught You Well
Jordan Closes Aaron's Tomb after Jews Seen Praying at Site                                                                  
Saudi Women's Activist: "We All Wish to Visit Israel"  
A Years-Long Battle Over Kafka's Legacy Ends in Jerusalem   
The arrival in Israel of a final batch of the writer's documents serves as a coda to a legal saga that many compared to a Kafka novel

House Majority Leader Hoyer: 90 Percent of Congress Stands with Israel     
Percentage of Israelis with College Degrees Soars      
Arab Israelis Say Community Needs Greater Policing  
Who's Running in Israel's September Elections, Explained 
The political landscape has shifted, though not radically since April's election failed to produce a governing coalition.  

3 More Participants Share What They Learned on J Street's First Alternative to Birthright Trip       
Hearing Palestinians and Israeli perspectives expanded our perspective on the conflict, say three young Jews.
AIPAC Sponsors Bipartisan Collegiate Mission to Israel                                                            
Israeli Scientists Find That Babies Develop Empathy As Early As Six Months        Israeli Amos-17 Satellite Successfully Launched 
It will provide increased internet connectivity for sub-Saharan Africa                                                 

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
At the Jewish Federation Round Table...
...there was consensus that Rashida Tlaib, the Palestinian-American freshman from Michigan's 13th District has got to go.
"We in this community will go against Rashida Tlaib," said Lisa Lis, a philanthropist who is also a contributor to Democratic candidates, and who otherwise during the roundtable was vocal in her criticism of President Donald Trump.
There were nods around the table. I was told that there had already been outreach to Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president whom Tlaib defeated in last year's primary, and who is considering another run. I was also told that pro-Israel folks were already socking away money to target Tlaib.
Tlaib is one of just two House members who back the boycott Israel movement, and the only one to have suggested that Israel should not exist as a Jewish state. For many of the folks around the table, Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (the other Israel boycott backer, but who backs Israel's existence as a Jewish state), are the sharp edge of a threat to the party that they otherwise favor: the Democrats.
The pro-Israel lay leader described the "intersectionality" advanced by "The Squad," the quartet of freshman progressive congresswomen composed of Tlaib, Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, as the flip side of Trump. "Post-factual," the leader called them, and relying on racial identity politics instead of policy. "The weaker one is and the darker one is" determines who is "in the right," the lay leader said of The Squad, an "anti-intellectual" posture that bodes ill for Jews and Israel.

Washington Post Omits Context and Facts on "Occupation"   
Anti-Israel Ethnic-Studies Curriculum Proposed in California 
'Anti-Jewish, Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS': California's Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum Gets an F from Jewish Caucus        
The curriculum, which would be taught in the state's public schools, erases the American Jewish experience, 16 lawmakers wrote.                                                                                       

Backlash Prompts Mental Health Group to Rethink Canceling Israel Confab  
What is 8chan, the Site Linked to Shooters in Christchurch, Poway and El Paso?
Even its founder has called for the online messaging forum to be shut down.  
From the annals of history:  He Posed as a Righteous Jewish Convert for 19 Years. Then He Wrote a 2,000-Page Anti-Semitic Screed.  Johann Eisenmenger was a terrible anti-Semite - and his work is still used to vilify others, writes historian Henry Abramson.  

The Palestinians
Belgium Suspends UNRWA Funds following Reports of Misconduct 
Report: Iran Increasing Hamas Funding in Return for Intelligence on Israel   
Cairo Wary of Hamas Reviving Ties with Tehran  
Arson Balloon Attacks from Gaza Continue                                                                        
I just came across this in MEMRI's database (MEMRI is The Middle East Media Research Institute). This organization is worthy of your benefaction. kas
92-Year-Old Palestinian: We Should Massacre the Jews Like We Massacred Them in Hebron
Following are excerpts from an interview with Sara Jaber, a 92-year-old Palestinian who participated in a Right of Return demonstration on the Jordanian-Israeli border. The interview was aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on May 13, 2011.
Interviewer: "Please tell us who you are."
Sara Jaber: "I am from Hebron. The Jaber family."
Interviewer: "What is your name?"
Sara Jaber: "Sara Muhammad 'Awwadh Jaber."
Interviewer: "How old are you?"
Sara Jaber: "I am 92."
Interviewer: "So you remember May 15, 1948, the day of the Nakba."
Sara Jaber: "Why wouldn't I remember? May Allah support us. I hope we forget those days. Allah willing, you will bury [Israel], and massacre the Jews with your own hands. Allah willing, you will massacre them like we massacred them in Hebron (in 1929)."
Interviewer: "What does this day mean to you? You have lived 63 years since the Nakba. You have experienced the entire Nakba..."
Sara Jaber: "92 years. That's 92. I lived through the British era, and I lived through the massacre of the Jews in Hebron. We, the people of Hebron, massacred the Jews. My father massacred them, and brought back some stuff..."
Interviewer: "Thank you very much."

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah                               

Hizbullah's American Sleeper Cells: Waiting for Iran's Signal to Strike U.S. and Israeli Targets 
(Written by a former FBI and Treasury Department official, who now directs a program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
In Gulf Tanker Crisis, Iran Tries to Avoid Alienating Allies                                                                                        Dozens of crew members aboard the seized ships have been Indian and one of the ships seized was chartered by China.    
Are Saudi Arabia and the UAE Softening Stance toward Iran?

Lebanon's Blasphemy Wars Strike a Popular Rock Band 
The decision to cancel a concert by Mashrou' Leila is jolting the Lebanese out of their complacency about the withering of their country's freedoms. The band's celebration of difference is what has made it so popular in the Arab world and the West.  Campaign was initiated by Christian activists.      

Pop Culture
Gymnast Agnes Keleti Survived the Holocaust to Win 10 Olympic Medals. At 98, She's As Feisty As Ever. 
 The most decorated female Jewish Olympian of all time, later Israel's national coach, says she "drove herself hard." 

In 2018, more than 1,850,000 Jews of all ages, in dozens of countries, on six continents, connected to each other and to Israel through The Jewish Agency's work.  

Explore our 2018 Performance Report >
After Tragedy: Offering Aid and Solidarity.No matter the situation, the people of Israel will never have to face the aftermath alone. Together we carry a message of great hope.

Read more >
From Ukraine to Israel: Home at LastThe Jewish Agency gives people immigrating to Israel the tools they need to settle into promising new lives.

Read more >
Fighting Anti-Israel Sentiment on CampusNo one should feel the need to hide their Jewish or pro-Israel identity. We empower young Israelis to help Jewish students feel safe and connected on campuses around the world.

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Gallim- Andrea Miller
Jacob's Pillow
Aug 7-11
Jacob's Pillow
For more than a decade, Brooklyn-based Gallim has embodied human connection through bold, raw, transformative works. A former dancer with Batsheva Dance Company and, most recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's first choreographic Artist-in-Residence, Artistic Director Andrea Miller has established herself as a perpetually groundbreaking artist who brings unbridled vulnerability and sensitivity to her work.

Classical Bridge
Aug 1-11, 2019
Cary Hall | Merkin Hall
Classical Bridge is proud to present a series of concerts and ensembles featuring Michael Katz on the cello and Shmuel Ashekenazy on the violin.
For more information and tickets click here

So&So Sunset Opera
Aug 24 | 730PM
Brooklyn Army Terminal
Greatest hits of opera accompanied by a symphony orchestra with the sunset as a backdrop.
So&So is a collective of international musicians focused on producing symphony experiences. Founded by violinist, conductor Daniel Zinn, the group now brings opera scenes to the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Daniel Zinn is a classical violinist who was born in Jerusalem. Currently studying for his Master's in New York, he holds a B.A in music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music.
Free admission.

Hanna Senesh
(a play with music and song)
Previews July 24 - 28
Opening night July 28 | 6:30pm
Performances July 29 - August 18, 2019
Museum of Jewish Heritage
An award-winning play.
Written and Directed by David Schechter.
Developed in collaboration with Lori Wilner.
Based upon the diaries and poems of Hannah Senesh, translated from the Hungarian by Marta Cohn and Peter Hay
Music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak.
On the eve of the Holocaust, many left Europe for Palestine to save themselves.
Very few went back to save others.
This one-woman show tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, the heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine. There she joined Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring Special Operations mission to parachute back into Europe to save Jews from the Holocaust. Hannah's story and indomitable spirit, along with the moving diary and poetry that she left behind, serve as an enduring inspiration to people everywhere standing up to the powers of hatred and oppression.

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.
June 13, 6-8PM

Lili Almog Studio
Watersheds Moments- selection from the Jerusalem Bienale
thru August 14
The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery