October 4th 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP 
Minha at Gesher Shalom 
6:15  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
5:45 pm
  Forecast: 61/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 
Gladys Gordon
Maxwell Greenberg
Florence New
Mark Halpern
Myrna Weissman

Karen & Craig Barnett
Irith & Arnold Insler
Karina & Leor Jivotosky
Saturday 10/5
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10/8
Erev Yom Kippur
Kol Nidre 6:30 pm
Wednesday 10/9
Yom Kippur 
Traditional Service 8:30 am
Contemporary Service 10:00am
Rabbi's Sermon & Yizkor 11:15am
Community Yizkor 3:00pm
Minha 4:00pm
Neilah 5:30pm
Final Shofar/Fast Ends 7:10pm
Friday 10/11
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

There is probably no better time than over the HiHo's to bring your donations to the Synagogue in support of JFCS:

It's Never Too Late To Atone                                                            Even if the person you wronged doesn't remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness  

Torah Reading 1173   Haftarah 1235
Moses announces that his life is drawing to a close, and he publicly blesses Joshua, his successor, with the words "be strong and resolute."
A written copy of the Torah is delivered by Moses to the priests and the elders who are commanded to read it publicly on Sukkot every seventh year. This Torah was placed in the Sanctuary next to the Ark of the Covenant.
The future course of Israelite history is outlined: the people would lapse into idolatry and God would punish them with conquest, exile and suffering. The essence of this lesson would be contained within a song/poem that Moses would now teach the nation. Committed to memory, the song would attest to the fact that the nation had been warned, well in advance, what the consequences of deviation from the Torah would mean.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at  Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades - 1585 Center Avenue

Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 5:45 p.m. at Gesher Shalom
For the first time in a long, long time we did not have a minyan last Shabbat afternoon, so...
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
Anti-Semites with PhDs Are Harder to Fight by Bari Weiss
Next Shabbat Morning we will be davening at  at Gesher Shalom   
Next Shabbat Mincha (5:30p.m.) we will read: WHY BDS FAILS MY 3D TEST ON ANTI-SEMITISM by NATHAN SHARANSKY  

Gesher Shalom members will pay the Member Price for this dinner:  

Please pay special attention to times and locations of our Sukkot services as we will be alternating with CBIOTP:      

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 
Ann Bloch will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Charles Bogursky on Friday evening, October 4th
Harvey Fishman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Lee Fishman on Friday evening, October 4th
Phyllis Lowe will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Rose Kaplan on Friday evening, October 4th
Edith Adler will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Grete Kahn on Sunday evening, October 6th
William Katz will be observing yahrzeit for his grandmother, Rose Korzash on Sunday evening, October 6th
Joni Rosen will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Dolores Rosen on Monday evening, October 7th
Faye Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Jacob Rosenstock on Monday evening, October 7th
Carolyn Tauber will be observing yahrzeit for her great-grandfather, Kalman Lippel on Tuesday evening, October 8th
Jeffrey Adler will be observing yahrzeit for his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Adler on Wednesday evening, October 9th
Sharon Starr will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Fred Starr on Wednesday evening, October 9th
Gloria Deutsch will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Sam Deutsch on Thursday evening, October 10th 

Important/Interesting Reads    
How Palestinian Israelis Humiliated The BDS Movement                                                                                           There's a profound disconnect between the BDS movement here and those actually working to promote Palestinian rights and self-determination on the ground there.                                                 
  Please Note: This discount is only valid until OCTOBER 23:

U.S. Expects to Hold On to Measles Elimination Status                                                           
Q&A With Yosef Begun                                                                                                                                                               The great Soviet dissident and refusenik talks about discovering Hebrew, foiling the KGB, and surviving the 'banya'                                                                                                                                              

Israeli Researchers Identify Biblical Kingdom of Edom 
Detecting the Emergence of the Edomite Kingdom in the Southern Levant (very technical)                 
New U.S. UN Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft Makes Her Debut by Talking About Israel                            
Security Council Meeting on the Situation in the Middle East
Security Council Meeting on the Situation in the Middle East

JTA Launches Hebrew-Language Website and Syndication Service                                                                             Goal is to help bridge the gap in understanding between the Israeli and American Jewish communities                         
Edelstein to Remain Interim Knesset Speaker Until New Government Sworn In 
Blue and White wants to replace Likud nominee with its member Meir Cohen to increase chances of successful legislation of policies if Gantz becomes prime minister 
Netanyahu-Liberman Meeting Makes No Progress Toward Forming Coalition Government                                    
Most Israelis Want Orthodox Parties Out of Government, Survey Says                                                        

Netanyahu Indictment Could Follow as Jerusalem Hearing Reviews Corruption Case    

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
What Does "Jew Down" Mean, and Why Do People Find It Offensive?                                                                   Usage of the term in local government forums has been reported several times over the past few months.    
White Nationalists Are Using Clowns to Spread Hatred                                                                
Hate Fliers Circulated in Whitefish, Montana on Rosh Hashanah
Opinion: How Jacques Chirac Started France's Reckoning with the Holocaust  
The late president was a political chameleon and a hypocrite, writes a European journalist, but also launched an important conversation about his country's complicity.   

Neo-Nazis in Germany Call for Palestinian Support to Eradicate Israel                                                  

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
Good news:

Tehran, Moscow Clash over Iranian Plans to Build Up Military near Damascus       
Not such good news:

Iraq and Syria Open Border Crossing, Easing Travel for Iranian Militias to Lebanon and Israel's Border             
Israel Facing Increasing Danger from Iran                                                                             
I ran Opens a Second Front along Israel's Border                                                                     
After Iran's Saudi Attack, Israel Will Upgrade Its Missile Defenses                                                                                    


Body Vision Raises $20 Million for Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis                                                          
A Home Smart System That Helps With Religious Observances          
The Hofstatter home in Boca Raton, Fla., has a $250,000 smart system that turns lights off and on, unlocks doors for the Orthodox Jewish family                                                                          

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

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.

Woodstock Film Festiv
October 3 | 9pm
Woodstock Playhouse
Newly arrived from Israel, Yoav knocks on the door of the Parisian flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover it is empty. While taking a bath, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young man, full of expectations, isn't easily dissuaded. Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language; thus he forsakes Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion.

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.

ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) & Shai Wosner, piano
October 27 | 3:00 pm
Kaufman Concert Hall - 92Y
Gustav Mahler's sumptuous orchestration of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor opens the program, followed by a selection of gorgeous miniatures by Clara Schumann

Literature and TV
Masks, Mannequins and Monsters- 60th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone
October 3 | 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rob Serling's seminal show, 'The Twilight Zone' featuring:
Nicholas Parisi- Author of 'Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination'.
Arlen Shumer- Illustrator and Pop Culture Historian, author/ designer of 'Visions from The Twilight Zone'.
Koren Shadmi- Illustrator and Cartoonist, author of the graphic novel 'The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and The Birth of Television'.
The evening will include a screening of three classic episodes from the original Twilight Zone series, plus authors audiovisual presentations.
Free and open to the public.

Music in Midtown: Daniel Gortler, piano and the Shanghai Quartet
October 10 | 2:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
Acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler has delighted audiences and critics alike with memorable performances around the world, receiving great praise for his technical mastery and musical ingenuity. Members of the Shanghai Quartet, Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violins, Honggang Li, viola, and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello, will join Gortler in a presentation of the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg.
Admission: Free

October 5 | 9:00 pm
International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton returns to Feinstein's/54 below for an encore performance! Following his previous shows at Feinstein's/54 Below and most recent US concert tour which received rave reviews, Sutton returns with a unique celebration of Broadway entitled Broadway Israel, featuring beloved hits from Wicked, NBC's "Smash," The Phantom of The Opera, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, and many more.

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
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.

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.

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."

Jupiter Symphony
Chamber Players
October 7 | 2 pm | 7:30pm
Good Shepard Presbyterian Church
152 W 66th St. New York, NY 10023
Lovin' Beethoven
Tomer Gewirtzman- piano, Stefan Milenkovich- violin, Maurycy Banaszek- viola
Ani Aznavoorian- cello, Barry Crawford- flute, Rita Mitsel- oboe, Vadim Lando- clarinet
Gina Cuffari- bassoon, Karl Kramer- horn
Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. His performances with orchestra have taken him from New York's Carnegie Hall (the Bartok Concerto No. 3 with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by David Robertson), to Israel (with the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony and so many more.