October 11th 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service
6:04  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
5:30 pm
  Forecast: 71/partly cloudy

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 
Marc Levi
Judith Auerbacher
Helene Polinsky
Chloe Altschul
Nancy Green
Stephen Whitman
Stephanie & Arie Levi
Sandy & Randy Karpman 

Saturday 10/12
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 5:30 pm
Sunday 10/13
Erev Sukkot
Evening Service at CBIOTP 6:00 pm followed by Sukkot Supper at CBIOTP reservations required
Monday 10/14
Sukkot Day 1
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Mincha after Kiddush at CBIOTP 12:30 pm
Evening service at Gesher Shalom 7:45 pm 
Tuesday 10/15
Sukkot Day 2
Morning Service at Gesher Shalom 9:30 am
Mincha after Kiddush at Gesher Shalom 12:30 pm
Evening service at Gesher Shalom 7:45 pm 
Thursday 10/17
Lecture Series with Arnold D. Rubin MD "A History of American Political Parties" 12:30 pm
Sisterhood Sukkot Supper 6:30 pm reservations required
Friday 10/18
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

Torah Reading 1185     Haftarah 1196
Our sidra begins with the song/poem that Moses introduced at the end of the last parasha. Through a variety of metaphors, God's faithfulness to the Israelites in the past and into the future is extolled. This contrasts with Israel's often-ungrateful behavior, which can only lead to destruction. Yet, God's mercy for his people will prevail; God can be trusted to rescue them ultimately.
At the conclusion of the song - for the final time - Moses stresses to the people the importance of observing God's Torah. He then ascends Mount Nebo, from where he will behold the Promised Land and spend his final moments.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in our building
We welcome Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades to our shul
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 5:30 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 
Shifra Ruda will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Joseph Ruda on Friday evening, October 11th
Alan Stern will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Rene Stern on Friday evening, October 11th
Sandra Jonas will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Saul Jonas on Friday evening, October 11th
Helene Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law,  Lillian Polinsky on Monday evening, October 14th
Tobey Lyden will be observing yahrzeit for her aunt, Hilda Ellis on Tuesday evening, October 15th
Evelyn Baer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Doris Baer on Wednesday evening, October 16th
Suzanne Alenick will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Joe Chalpin on Wednesday evening, October 16th
Alice Grodman will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Harry Lowe on Wednesday evening, October 16th
Stephanie Strauss will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Hug Strauss on Wednesday evening, October 16th
Stephanie Strauss will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Johanna Strauss on Wednesday evening, October 16th
Otto Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Paula Salmon on Thursday evening, October 17th 


Important/Interesting Reads    

Pulling Out of Syria Means Ditching Kurds and Israelis 
Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria a ‘Nightmare for Israel’ One of the president's staunchest supporters in the Senate also called the move "shortsighted and irresponsible."  

America's 7.5 Million Jews are Older, Whiter and More Liberal Than the Country as a Whole
 A Brandeis University survey shows that the U.S. Jewish population has grown 10 percent since 2012 

A "Quantum Leap" in Egypt-Israel Relations               
Who by Fire: 38,000 Pounds of Bagels Burnt in Truck Days Before Yom Kippur      
  Please Note: This discount is only valid until OCTOBER 23:


Arab Israelis Launch Convoy to Jerusalem to Protest Rising Violence 
Joint List leaders to meet public security minister and demand prison sentences and heavy fines for possession of illegal firearms, crackdown on organized crime     
Kingmaker and Yisrael Beiteinu chairman offers negotiations between his party, Netanyahu's party and Kahol Lavan. Likud rejects proposal                                                                                                                                    

Israel and Gulf States Working on 'Historic Pact' to End Conflict Between Them  
How the Syrian War Shifted Attitudes towards Arab-Israeli Rapprochement                                                

All the Reasons Why Israel Is More Than Ready for Its Next Ground War       

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism          
"We Were Ready to Fight": Inside the German Synagogue                                                           

German Gunman's Assault Caught on Camera   
A Synagogue Attack Shocks Germany. But Why?                                                       
In this vain struggle, one group often goes missing: Germany's Jews.                                  
2 successes; 1 partial success in Europe (next 3 stories)

University of Warsaw Students Remember 'Ghetto Benches' Segregation of Jews at the School       
British Student Suspended For Tinder Profile Picture Of Sleeping Jewish Man 
German Mayor Unsuccessfully Pulls Artist Prize Over BDS                                                              

Pop Culture  
Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decided to play on Yom Kippur. They all lost.             


ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) & Shai Wosner, piano
October 27 | 3:00 pm
Kaufman Concert Hall - 92Y
the "superb pianist" (The Washington Post) Shai Wosner joins ECCO in a performance of Mozart's harmonically adventurous Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-Flat Major before premiering a new work of Christopher Cerrone, based on the writings of Elena Ferrante.

Yemen Blues Plays Hallel
October 29 | 8 pm
Symphony Space
Hailed by NPR and Time Out for performing some of the most exciting world fusion music happening today, Yemen Blues blends Yemenite Jewish and ancient Arabic music with Afro-funk into a sound all its own. In this special event, lyrics derived from the Hebrew text from Tehillim (Psalms) meld with high-energy performances for a truly transcendent experience. 

A Ghost Tale by Moti Brecher
October 17-19 | 7:30 pm
Theater Lab
Interpreted from a 17th century exorcism story, A Ghost Tale follows Alma, a young girl who has been possessed by a spirit. This contemporary adaptation is founded on a scholarly look into the dybbuk stories in the Jewish world, and their function as a form of pulp fiction in shtetl environments. In this version, a departure from the norm, Alma attempts to fight the spirit on her own.
A Ghost Tale was created in collaboration with Roni Cohen, a scholar of 16th and 17th century popular Jewish literature, and features puppets designed and crafted by Brecher.
Brecher, a puppeteer, artist, and teacher from Tel Aviv, combines autobiographical details with political and historical events. He has written sketches for television, and performed in the television shows Srugim and Stissel.

GALLIMasters with Bosmat Nossan
October 18 | 10:00 am
Gallim Dance
Bosmat Nossan is an Israeli independent choreographer performing her work internationally. Artistic director and founder of the Gaga teacher training program, former dancer of the renowned Bat Sheva Dance company and the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Polak dance company. A staff member of 'La Collectiz'- a graduate program for contemporary dancers.

Asi Matathius -
Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players
October 21 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
Protégé of Pinchas Zukerman, already recognized as one of the most talented musicians of his generation. He made his debut at the age of fourteen with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, displaying a musical maturity and inspiration far beyond his years.

Maya Beiser/ Wendy Whelan - THE DAY
October 22 - 27
A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new music/dance work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang.

Eyal Vilner Big band
October 20 | 5:30pm
Birdland Jazz Club
The Eyal Vilner Big Band returns to Birdland in celebration of their new release Swing Out! This is the fourth album of the critically acclaimed ensemble, that follows the trajectory of its previous three albums (Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Almost Sunrise and Hanukkah) of advancing the tradition of big band jazz into the 21st Century

Idan Reichel - 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.

Haddas Eshel in Women in Dance
October 17-19
Drexel University - Philadelphia
Women in Dance presents two Selected choreographers' Concerts featuring work from contemporary to tap, pointe, and jazz that was selected from more than 400 submissions, representing 21 different countries.

Art & Social Activism Festival - Rotem Reshef
September 26, 2019 - October 20, 2020 | 11 am - 7 pm
32 Orchard Street New York, NY
The theme for the 2019 festival is Dignity: Care for Each Other and Our Planet. Self-represented artists, small and nomadic galleries were selected following an "Open Call" and thoughtful review process by our curatorial committee. Selected works explore themes of identity, inequality, immigration, forced separation, and environmental degradation. The exhibition aims to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.

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." 

Rotem Reshef: Arcadia
October 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art
In Arcadia, Israeli artist Rotem Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls.The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression.
Member Preview Sunday, October 6, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Public Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Doron Langberg
Yossi Milo Gallery
September 5 - October 19
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.