October 5, 2018
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Morning Minyan
  Forecast: 69/ sunny

habbat 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 & Anniversaries
Maxwell Greenberg
Mark Halpern
Myrna Weissman
Marc Levi
Karen Reisner & Craig Barnett
 Irith & Arnold Insler
Stephanie & Arie Levi
Saturday 10/6
Minyan 9:30 am
Minha, Meal, Maariv and Havdalah 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10/9
1:00 pm Sisterhood Board Meeting
Friday 10/12
Bible Study 11:30 am
New Member Dinner & Musical Service 6:00 pm - Delicious Israeli food will be served. 
Prior registration required.

Torah Reading 30      Haftarah 36
The Torah opens with the story of the creation of the world by God in six days, culminating in the formation of the human beings on day six and the inauguration of Shabbat on day seven.
This numerical narrative is followed by the story of the Garden of Eden, in which one human being - Adam - is created initially, and the "Garden" and other life forms thereafter. Finding no suitable mate among the animals for Adam, God fashions Eve from one of Adam's ribs. We learn of two special trees within the Garden from which Adam and Eve are not permitted to eat; when they do, it results in their expulsion from Paradise (in Hebrew, pardes in a garden) and their mortality.
We learn subsequently of the birth of Cain and Abel, and the enmity between the two brothers, which leads to Abel's murder and Cain's banishment. A third son, Seth, is born to Adam and Eve.
The sidra concludes with a genealogical list that spans ten generations. The stage is set for next week's story of Noah and the flood, with a final comment about the sinful nature of human beings and God's regret in having created them.  

Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.                
Tomorrow's sermon: These things got me thinking: the upcoming Auction of Neil Armstrong's Memorabilia, the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 and the first "Earth-Rise", and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. And then the clincher is that....the parasha is B'reishit!                                                                                                      
Tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.:
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah
Last week we ditched the planned reading and discussion for a reverse Torah Roll and "tour". We will make up for it tomorrow when...
During Seudah Shlishit we will read the shameful New York Times Op-Ed by the Palestinian Authority representative whose office was closed in Washington, DC:  
Trump Is Giving Palestinians a Choice. We'll Choose Dignity.                                                                                         
The crisis between the United States and the Palestinians is taking a toll on my family. But as a diplomat, I can see the upside.  Yup, they choose the "dignity" of stabbing and shooting unarmed civilians, and then rewarding the perpetrators and "martyrs" with significant monthly stipends. And just as I said I would have given the Palestinians of ray of hope at the same time as the United States recognized (West?) Jerusalem as Israel's capital, I would have allowed the Palestinian delegation to remain in Washington DC, even as I cut off their funding. The only reason the President had to give for making his de-funding decision was: Taylor Force. kas

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who ha ve 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 
Marianne Wolff will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Herbert Schainholz on Friday evening, October 5th
Carolyn Tauber will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother , Lena Horowitz on Saturday evening, October 6th
Sharon Starr will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Frieda Ellis on Sunday evening, October 7th
Sheila Scherl will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Dr. Newton Scherl on Monday evening, October 8th
Hilda Reisner will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Chana Leah Bortz on Monday evening, October 8th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Bella Goldfischer on Monday evening, October 8th
Terry Plawker will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Sara Kurland on Monday evening, October 8th
Steven & Suzette Kolitch will be observing yahrzeit for their son, Alan Kolitch on Tuesday evening, October 9th
Alan Stern will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Bernard Stern on Wednesday evening, October 10th
Barbara Margolin will be observing yahrzeit for her father , William Kreitzberg on Thursday evening, October 11th 

Important or Interesting Reads
This is welcome news:
Protestant Churches Finding Balance On Israel                                                   

"And it shall come to pass, that all the nations shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Adonai Tz'va'ot, and to keep the feast of tabernacles." (Zechariah 14:16)
And please see the first 2 articles under Anti-Semitism for more on the British Labour Party
Is the Israeli-Russian Honeymoon Over?                                                                                                                                        
If you don't know his name, it's not too late to familiarize yourself with him and his writings:
Walter Laqueur, Scholar of Terrorism and the Holocaust, Dies at 97                                

Setting My Compass by Walter Laqueur, 1921-2018
Walter Laqueur wrote with the range of a journalist and the depth of a historian        

Morocco to Introduce Holocaust Studies into its Education System                                                    
In Colorado, the gene linked to a virulent form of breast cancer found mainly in Jewish women is discovered in Hispanic Catholics                                                                         

Not-so-Important, but Interesting Reads
Belvedere Vodka is Now Certified kosher (end of story)

This was just brought to my attention (it's from last January; but it must be gaining traction now-other- wise, how does one explain the second article about Israeli aid?)

Here's How Israelis and Local Jews Are Helping in Puerto Rico a Year After Hurricane Maria                                        
A year after the historic storm, the need for clean water, medical treatment and trauma counseling remain acute on the island.                                                                             
Argentine Leader Asks UN to Remember Attacks on Jewish Sites                                                          
Why Berlin Feels Safer than the US for An American Jew                                                        

Reverse Anti-Semitism
Nothing for us to be proud of:
An Emmy-winning documentary about Israel's most popular soccer team gets it all wrong for all the worst reasons    

Hizbullah's Urban Missile Factories Put Lebanese Civilians at Risk                                                        

Palestinians/BDS he is the one who has to fear those to his right condemning/attacking/threatening him for interaction with anything Israeli. And he wants a ceasefire? Ah, the burdens and the realities of leadership!
As if on cue, the PA proves Bibi's claim in  the above article that it is stymieing aid and reconstruction in Gaza:
PA Blocks Qatari Fuel Aid for Gaza  
Desperate Gazans Protest Against Hamas  
But the Russians get a pass????
Palestinians Ask International Court of Justice to Revoke U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Move           

Germany's Bild Calls for End of Iran Trade                                                                           
German Banks Pull Plug on Trade with Iran                                                                            

'Fauda' Screenwriter Wanted to Depict Terrorists as Real Human Beings'                                                

The Egyptian 'Angel' Who Spied for Israel  
A new film tries to fill in the blanks in the secret life of Ashraf Marwan, who spied for Israel in the lead-up to the Yom Kippur War                                                                                   
This Year's Oscar foreign Film Race is Full of Movies on the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism                              
The singer said she was originally intimidated when asked to contribute to a movie about the Supreme Court justice's life                                                                                    

October 6 | 8 pm
October 7 | 2 pm
Play by: Roy Chen
Inspired by  S. An-sky
Directed by  Yevgeny ARYE
After: Danis Tanovic "No Man's Land"
Directed by Irad Rubinstein

Direct from Israel, the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of  In the Tunnel , political satire, directed by Irad Rubinsten and inspired by the Best Foreign Language Oscar-winning film  No Man's Land  by Danis Tanovic. Two Israeli soldiers and two Palestinians are trapped in a tunnel dug by Hamas between Gaza and Israel. Enemies snared in a mousetrap, they try to find their way out. Should they kill or save each other? Meanwhile, above ground, a political and media circus is attempting to capture and cover the event.

Open to the public until October 9th
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is honored to present renowned Israeli artist Avner Sher's Jerusalem 950m2 (Quarter acre) Alternate Topographies.
For this project, Sher looked at the intercultural encounters taking place in Jerusalem's Old City as a crossroads between geography and history, art and reality, truth and fantasy. The area of reference, less than a quarter of an acre, contains sites holy to the three major monotheistic religions, causing century-long battles. The city bows under conflicting ideologies and beliefs, attracting passions and fears, becoming a focus of faith and hope.

Resolutions I and II By Michal Alpern
Opening Reception - Friday, 21 September 2018,7-9 pm
21 September - 21 October 2018
"To lift yourself out of a miserable state- even by vigorous force- should be easy. I tear myself off the chair, stride around the table, exercise my head and neck, bring fire to my eyes, flex the muscles around them. Defy any emotion, I would welcome A. enthusiastically, if he comes to see me now; amiably tolerate B., swallow in long draughts everything that is said at C.'s, despite the pain and trouble. But even if that were to happen, one mistake, that is unavoidable, will stop it all, light and heavy alike, it will withdraw around and around in a circle [...] "

Resolutions  by Franz Kafka
Edited translation: Michal Alpern

AFTERLIFE by Zac Hacmon
September 5 - November 18, 2018
LMAKgallery is pleased to present Zac Hacmon's first solo exhibition in the courtyard, Afterlife. Hacmon uses architecture as a mediator and is interested in notions of the non-place: spaces without history or identity. 

Almog Sharvit Quintet
October 14 | 8 pm
Gaya Feldheim Schorr - Vocals, David Leon - Sax, Dierk Peters - Vibraphone, Almog Sharvit - Upright Bass/Compositions, Ben Silashi - Drums
Dive deep into a world of dark, sparkling compositions and rousing, vigorous instrumentation with the music of bassist and composer Almog Sharvit. Like his name, which means "Coral" in his native Hebrew, Sharvit's pieces are colorful and diverse, full of rich, varied textures and amorphous melodies. This show will mark the debut of the Quintet, which features vocals, drums, bass, saxophone and vibraphone, allowing each aspect of Sharvit's multi-layered compositions to unravel accordingly. 

Adi Meyerson Trio
October 14 | 9:30 pm
Adi Meyerson - bass, Mike king - piano, Kush Abadey - drums

Adi Meyerson is a Israeli Raised Bassist and composer. Since Moving to New York in 2012, Adi has already made an impact on the NYC jazz scene and earned her title as an up and coming talent. She has played with many local greats such as Joel Frahm, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Nelson, Charli Persip, Jeremy Pelt and many others around the NYC area in highly known venues such as Mezzrow, Smalls jazz, Fat Cat, Smoke Jazz, Minton's, Zinc Bar, Dizzy's Coca Cola, and others. She has recently toured the US, Europe and Central America and recorded with the Champian Fulton band for Positone records. Adi's Debut Album "Where we Stand" (A:M Records) was released on June 5th 2018 and was very well received by the community. Meyerson brings a her band to Cornelia St Cafe in continuation of the celebration of the album, while also debuting new.

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