September 27, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service 
6:27  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
6:00 pm

  Forecast: 81/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 
Mark Altschul
Marvin Platt
Rhea Hess
Emma Barnett
 Jerome Margolin
Reggie Feuerstein
Michael Hausman
Debbie Shatz

Francine & Gerald Koszer

Saturday 9/28
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 6:00 pm
Sunday 9/29
Evening Service 7:00 pm
Monday 9/30
Rosh Hashannah Day 1
Traditional Service 8:30 am
Contemporary Service 10:00 am
Rabbi's Sermon 10:45 am
Tashlich 6:15 pm
Minha (following Tashlich) 6:45 pm
Ma'ariv 7:45 pm
Tuesday 10/1
Rosh Hashannah Day 2
Traditional Service 8:30 am
Contemporary Service 10:00 am
Rabbi's Sermon 10:45 am
Minha/ Ma'ariv/ Havdalah 6:30 pm
Ma'ariv 7:45pm
Friday 10/4
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

Duluth, MN Synagogue
When I called to find out where to send our check, I was told that they are not accepting donations until their insurance claim is resolved and they know what they will be doing (definitely not rebuilding on that site). A local hotel offered them the use of an assembly room for the HiHo's, gratis, and many of their members will rent rooms in that hotel so that they can be together.
I admire their honesty and integrity, and one day I look forward to the Duluth Congregation accepting a donation from my Fund.
There is probably no better time than over the HiHo's to bring your donations to the Synagogue in support of JFCS:

With a sugary, crunchy topping, this noodle kugel could be a dessert as well as a side dish    Join us on Monday afternoon for Tashlich, the Symbolic Casting Off of Sins  

The Apology Episode, 5780 
Starting the New Year with stories of apology, forgiveness, and reckoning, featuring Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Neshama Carlebach, Marjorie Ingall, Lauren Mechling, Emily Stone, and our listeners
Outside for the Holidays - Reconnecting with nature on Rosh Hashanah  

A Binding Legacy   
How the arc of my father's life led me to study the story o f Isaac 
7 Surprising Ways To Use A Shofar 

Torah Reading 1165   Haftarah 1180
Moses declares that each Israelite - including those yet to be born - has a special responsibility for upholding the covenant between the nation and God. The consequences of individual action could be deleterious for the entire community, resulting in destruction and exile. Still, repentance was always possible, and a return to God would lead to restoration.
God's ways and God's requirements were neither difficult nor mysterious; they were within everyone's capacity and readily accessible. The choice was simple and obvious: life and prosperity, or death and destruction. The Torah urges us to "choose life."

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
We welcome Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades to our Shul for services
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 6:00 p.m.
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 Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades, 1585 Center Avenue
Next Shabbat Mincha we will read:  WHY BDS FAILS MY 3D TEST ON ANTI-SEMITISM by NATHAN SHARANSKY    

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 
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his father-in-law, Joseph Goldfarb on Saturday evening, September 28th
Ethel Plutzer will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Julius Smolovit on Saturday evening, September 28th
Ann Bloch will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Esther Wisotzky on Saturday evening, September 28th
Evelyn Baer will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Lina Aufseeser on Sunday evening, September 29th
Tobey Lyden will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Jacqueline Borruso on Sunday evening, September 29th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his grandmother, Pearl Goldfischer on Sunday evening, September 29th
Carolyn Tauber will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Betty Lippel on Sunday evening, September 29th
James Rosenberg will be observing yahrzeit for his grandfather, Jack Rosenberg on Sunday evening, September 29th
Rochelle Schneider will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Irving Silverman on Sunday evening, September 29th
Sheila Scherl will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Jeanette Scherl Thau on Sunday evening, September 29th
Phyllis Lowe will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Sini Winter on Sunday evening, September 29th
Marianne Wolff will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Joe Wolff on Sunday evening, September 29th
Ann Rosenberg will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Fred Rosenberg on Tuesday evening, October 1st
Gerald Topiel will be observing yahrzeit for his grandmother, Fannie Topiel on Tuesday evening, October 1st
Roberta Mathes will be observing yahrzeit for her uncle, Theo Mathes on Wednesday evening, October 2nd

Important/Interesting Reads    
Number of Jews Worldwide Rises; Hits 14.8 Million                                                                                                  
American Astronaut with Israeli Father Blasts Off for Space Mission 
Jewish and Arab Astronauts Head into to Space Together 
UAE Vision of Interfaith Harmony Takes Shape in Abrahamic House of Fraternity 
Design unveiled in New York brings together mosque, church and synagogue in one setting

Blast from the Past  
Forty years ago, a U.S. satellite detected the telltale signs of a nuclear explosion. An analysis of the evidence today points to a clandestine nuclear test, a Carter administration cover-up, and only one country that was willing and able to carry it out: Israel.                       
Who Is WeWork Founder Adam Neumann?                                

The Israeli Election
Everything is up in the air! A 3-member party, part of the Joint Arab List, which had initially "recommended" Blue and White, withdrew. That meant that Bibi had more recommendations, but his path to a 61 seat majority -anyone's path without Lieberman-is unclear...Sit tight!
  As Mark Twain said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." 
And let's not forget Yogi Berra: "It ain't over 'til it's over."...

A Times of Israel Editorial:
Netanyahu, the End                                                      
On the overdue demise of a leader who turned power for his people into his only real ideal and who confused their well-being with his own  
Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Longer Israel's Indispensable Leader                                                                                   The Israeli leader has long marketed himself as an essential diplomatic asset. That pitch is wearing thin.         
Israel's Prince of Paradoxes                                                                                                                
If Avigdor Lieberman ascends to power, it could change everything-but it's unclear how.      

I respectfully disagree with my professional organization: I don't think many Israelis voted for religious pluralism. Many may have voted against it, but very, very few voted for it; they had other priorities. And now with Bibi having been given the mandate by the country's President, who knows how things will play out?
Rabbinical Assembly Statement on the Israeli Election
Last Tuesday the State of Israel held an unprecedented second election after an election in April resulted in a close vote that will require an extended period to form a coalition. While the results are not yet final, one thing is obvious: One of the main issues that the Israeli public voted for in these elections is religious freedom.
The members of the Rabbinical Assembly stand steadfast with the citizens of Israel in this priority. Regardless of who ultimately forms a government, we call for a coalition that would implement freedom of marriage and equality for all streams of Judaism and the full and faithful implementation of the historic and fully-negotiated compromise with regards to the Kotel - the Western Wall.
In the aftermath of this election, it is clear that the Israeli public voted with the motivation that some fundamental issues need to be solved once and for all. We call upon both major party leaders, and the leadership of other parties, to use their power to form a solid and lasting coalition that will truly resolve these challenges and unify the citizens of the State of Israel.
As we routinely pray, Avinu she-ba-shamayim, stronghold and redeemer of the people Israel: Bless the State of Israel [that it may be] the beginning of our redemption. Shield it with Your love; spread over it the shelter of Your peace. Guide its leaders and advisors with Your light and Your truth.

What's Next for Israel? 
Israel's Democracy Is Doing Just Fine                            

Poll: 65 Percent of Arab Israelis Are Proud of Their Citizenship     
Israel Air Force Pilot Becomes First Female Squadron Commander                                                    
As Abba Eban told my class at Columbia, "The most important thing about the UN is that it creates a scene, so that things can go on 'behind the scenes'":
Israeli Foreign Minister Meets Arab Counterpart at UN                                                            
Trump Cites Iran Leader's Anti-Semitism in Calling for Normalized Ties Between Israel and Arab Neighbors                                                                                                                                      
Israel Shouldn't Worry About Ilhan Omar. It Should Worry About Xi Jinping.      
                                                         China risks becoming a point of chronic contention between the United States and Israel.   "Not surprisingly, the head-snapping speed of the U.S. policy shift caught many U.S. allies, including Israel, by surprise."                    
The Dark Side of Israel (next 2 articles):
Israeli Preschool Closed For Segregating Black Children                                                                     

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
Practically in our own backyard:

What It's Like to Be on a White Supremacist List That Targets Jews                                                       

UN Report Highlights Uptick in Anti-Semitism  
Dutch Radio Show Airs Caller's 4-Minute Rant About Jews                                                                                     BNNVara's host politely encouraged a caller to elaborate on why "Money grubbing Jewry must be annihilated."   

The Palestinians
Palestinian Authority Opposes Construction of New Hospital in Gaza                                                  
Poll: Palestinian Arabs Approve of Murder of Israeli Teen                                                                                              Support for terrorism up among PA Arabs, support for 2-state solution drops as nearly 2/3 approve of bombing attack on Israeli family.                                                                      

7 Wanted Terrorists Arrested Overnight, Including PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs  
Report: Islamic Jihad Seeking to Build Rockets in West Bank                                                          

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
Sec'y. of State Pompeo Address: Iranian Aggression: The World Awakes        
Britain Calls for New Accord with Iran, Breaking with France and Germany                                                    

Despite Airstrikes, Iranian Base in Syria under Intense Construction      
 Iraqi Shiite Leader Muqtada al-Sadr Calls for Return of Pro-Iran Militias from Syria                                              

U.S. to Bar Entry to Senior Iranian Officials                                                                            

Washington Denies Visa Entry to Hizbullah's Minister to Attend UN  
Future U.S. Sanctions to Hit Hizbullah Benefactors                                                                     

Syrian Protestors Demand Withdrawal of Iran-Backed Militias  
Exposing Hizbullah's Lies                                                                   

Swan Lake - Rock Opera
September 7|14|21|25
Doors open 7pm
Show 8pm
Chelsea Music Hall
Developed in Israel, this new musical adaptation of Swan Lake hits the New York stage. Directed by the renowned Tsedi Sarfati (Cameri Theatre - Funny Girl, A Chorus Line ) with Associate Director Haim Filiba, and choreographed by Amit Zamir, Swan Lake Rock Opera is
a modern take on the beloved classic.
Set to Tchaikovsky's legendary music, Swan Lake Rock Opera follows the royal playboy, Crown Prince Siegfried (a.k.a ziggy), in his scandalous search for the ideal bride. This sexy new musical extravaganza puts money, love, and titles on the line. Will true love win and at what cost?

"Bach to the Future"
Tali Roth, Classical Guitar
September 22 | 3:00 pm
Saint John's in the Village
The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture presents Tali Roth, in a concert of music composed for, or transcribed for, guitar by composers from the baroque period to the present day.
One of the world's leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician" and by The New York Times as a "marvelous classical guitarist". Her past engagements include performing on the soundtrack for Woody Allen's 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

"The Nature of Things"
Keren Anavy and Tal Frank
September 20-22
Printed Matter Art Book Fair
September 26 | 6 pm
Launch Event
September 20-22, 2019
"The Nature of Things" will be released at Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair (NYABF) at MoMA PS1, Published by a/b Books.
ZAZ10TS is pleased to invite you to a launch event of The Nature of things, an artist book by Keren Anavy & Tal Frank celebrate eight years of artistic collaboration. On Thursday, September 26, 6-8PM, join us for a lively, moderated conversation: Aliza Edelman and Keren Anavy & Tal Frank talk about making the book-and making art.

Recess- Elad Schechter
October 2 | 7:30 pm
Chez Bushwick
Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation presents the RECESS Salons Series and performances on Mondays evenings of each month. Our series program connects performers, and artists to our Young Patrons Group.
Join Elad Schechter in a presentation and discussion about c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem, From Jaffa to Agripas Festival, and see some excerpts from his upcoming solo work 'My Six Loves'
Elad Schechter is a Jerusalem native dancer and choreographer. He has been creating works since 2009 and, in 2012, he founded the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem. Elad initiated 'From Jaffa to Agripas' festival - Dance in the Machne Yehuda Market, developed 'Alliance House' - home for creative communities, for 'New-Spirit' organization, and curated Dance in Masie - The complete dance series in Jerusalem at 'Beit Masie' Theater. Schechter is an LGBTQ activist in Jerusalem and is the father to his son that is being raised in shared parenthood alongside two women.

Israeli Chamber Project: Folk Rhapsody
September 26 | 7:30pm
Merkin Hall
David McCarroll & Carmit Zori, violin, Guy Ben-Ziony, viola, Tibi Cziger, clarinet, Assaff Weisman, piano
Folk music has long served as a source of inspiration for composers of concert music. This program focuses on five such artists who drew much of their inspiration from the ethnic music of their region, bringing the fusion of folk elements with western concert music to a high art in and of itself. Embedded in these works are the sounds of traditional music of Central Europe, from Hungary to Romania, Bohemia and beyond.

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.

Sternthal Books at the New York Art Book Fair 2019
September 20-22
MoMa PS1
Booth N53
Strenthal Books will be featuring from our over 20 editions, & launching new books from Leor Grady, The Israel Museum, and Elham Rokni, amongst many others.
Sternthal Books is an art book publishing company which uses print, motion, and digital media to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. Through our experience, we shepherd artists and art institutions through the various stages through which an idea is transformed into a finished product.

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.

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.

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

Israeli Artists Project-
Season Opening Celebration
September 22 | 6:30 pm
The Triad Theater
The Israeli Artists Project is celebrating the start of their upcoming season with a special evening of famous and original Israeli music, and some theater and art by some of the best of the local Israeli artists.
Here is a discount code:
VIPDiscount - 15% for the $36/$54 levels
Prices go up on September 18th and the event will sell out so don't wait.