November 22nd 2018
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Morning Service
4:1 4pm
  Forecast: 50/ 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 & Anniversaries
Beth Kaplan
Brandon Osian
Tikva Ofeck
Iris Fox
Larry Lesh
Irving Plutzer
Harry Richman
Rona Topiel
Faye Salmon

Michelle Reisner & Adrian Osian
Leslie & Alan Fromkin
Barbara & Harvey Fishman
Saturday 11/24
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 4:00 pm
Thursday 11/29
Rabbi's Class "Talmud and Tangents" 10:30 am
Visiting Scholar Janet DiNardo White - Lecture topic: "The War of 1812" 1:00 pm
Friday 11/30
Bible Class 11:30 am
Thanksgiving is always a tough time for our minyan. Please make some time for our minyan on this looooooong weekend:
Thursday evening - and this is the toughest - at 7:45 p.m.
Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday evening at 7:45 p.m.
I would add one comment to this lovely and thoughtful piece published by Penn Hillel about the Jewish-American experience and Thanksgiving. The essay is titled "Identity and Gratitude", and has three, brief subsections: Thank, Feel, Do...
You all know the Hebrew word Todah, which means Thanks, but I feel certain that fewer of you are aware that it shares the same root with the name Yehuda, Leah's fourth son. In deriving his name, Leah declared, "This time, I give thanks to Adonai (odeh et ADONAI)". We, as Jews, Yehudim, derived our name and the name of our religion, Judaism/Yahadut, from Judah's name.
That means that gratitude and thanksgiving are embedded and embodied, and intertwined with our identity.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Macy's Parade Balloons Come to Jerusalem 
How To Make the Ultimate Turkey and Stuffing for Thanksgiving  
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
To Brine or Not To Brine: Cooking Kosher Turkey for Thanksgiving 
If you're buying a kosher turkey, here are a few essential tips for making a perfect Thanksgiving dinner  
How Cranberries Found a Place at the Jewish Table 
  A New World fruit has been incorporated into Old World recipes, with sweet (and sour) results
This Moroccan recipe for pumpkin soup is a perfect way to start a Thanksgiving feast  

Torah Reading 214    Haftarah 222
Jacob prepares for the worst as he anticipates having to confront his brother Esau upon his return home. He divides his household into two groups so that if Esau and his troops set upon one, the other might escape. He also sends a succession of valuable gifts to Esau in the hope of appeasing him.
The night before their "reunion" Jacob wrestles with a man (actually an angel) and defeats him. This stranger blesses him with a new name, Israel, the meaning of which is "he who prevails with God".
Jacob's fears regarding his brother turn out to be unfounded. Esau embraces him with affection and offers to escort Jacob's family. Jacob declines the offer; Esau returns to Seir, and Jacob eventually settles in Shechem, a town named by its chieftain, Hamor, in honor of his son.
Jacob's only daughter, Dinah is seduced by Shechem. The only circumstance under which Dinah's brothers will allow them to marry is if all the Shechemite men undergo circumcision. Surprisingly, they agree. While they are recuperating, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, slay them all to avenge their sister's dishonor.
Jacob departs Shechem, journeying to Beth El, the site of his vision of the heavenly staircase. God's promise to him is reiterated and his name Israel is re-confirmed. Rachel dies near the city of Bethlehem while giving birth to Benjamin. Jacob reunites with his father, Isaac. Isaac dies at the age of 180, and is buried by his two sons in the Cave of Machpelah.
The sidra ends with a genealogical listing of the descendants of Esau.

Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Sahbbat morning at 9:30 a.m.
Mazal Tov to Sharon Berman who is celebrating her recent birthday this morning.
Mazal Tov to Sam Pitchichadze  (and his family) on the anniversary of Sam's bar mitzvah. Sam is chanting the Haftarah in honor of the occasion
Shabbat afternoon at 4:00 p.m.:
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah
We will conmtiue reading (and maybe finish) Dennis Ross'
Did Camp David Doom the Palestinians?
 A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame      

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 
Irwin & Karen Meyers will be observing yahrzeit for Their son , Jonathan Meyers on Friday evening, November 23rd
Renee Gruenspecht will be observing yahrzeit for Her grandson , Jonathan Meyers on Friday evening, November 23rd
Mrs. Suzette Kolitch will be observing yahrzeit for her mother , Sylvia Ross on Saturday evening, November 24th
Mrs. Selma Spielman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Mary Mundel on Sunday evening, November 25th
Edith Adler will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law , Sara Adler on Monday evening, November 26th
Reggie Feuerstein will be observing yahrzeit for her father , Max Katz on Monday evening, November 26th
Miriam Richman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Josephine Minelli on Monday evening, November 26th
Shifra Ruda will be observing yahrzeit for her daughter, Simi Goodkie Ruda on Monday evening, November 26th
Heidi Skolnik will be observing yahrzeit for her father , Arthur Skolnik on Monday evening, November 26th
Heidi Skolnik will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather , Maxie Weitzman on Monday evening, November 26th
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his mother-in-law, Frances Goldfarb on Tuesday evening, November 27th
Joseph Lempel will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Abraham Lempel on Tuesday evening, November 27th
William Lowe will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Mrs. Celia Lowe on Tuesday evening, November 27th
Alice Grodman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Mrs. Celia Lowe on Tuesday evening, November 27th
Milton Breit will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Gussie Breit on Wednesday evening, November 28th

Important Reads
Just as in previous epochs Jews were accused of being Christ-killers, spreading medieval plagues, using Christian blood in wine and matzah, controlling the capitalist system, subverting the capitalist system, trafficking in Palestinian organs, now accusations of apartheid and colonialism are being leveled against us in the guise of delegitimizing the State of Israel. But it is all Anti-Semitism, just by another name. kas
(And maybe after reading this article you'll consider joining the Synagogue Read-In, and studying Klein Halevi's book with me in greater depth)
For Jewish Israelis of Yemenite Heritage, Reviving a Past 
Pre-wedding henna ceremonies have regained popularity in Israel's Jewish Yemenite community, an expression of ethnic pride in their heritage and traditions.                                                                                             
Confirming what you might have assumed:
IsraAID's emergency response team provides help building resilience and recovery in communities hard hit by the deadly blazes.    
Details of Thwarted the IDF Commando Intelligence Raid Revealed 
HALEY BLASTS U.N. FOR EQUATING ISRAEL WITH HAMAS IN CALL FOR RESTRAINT   Why Cease-Fire with Hamas has Formed Cracks in Israeli Coalition                      NY Times Investigation Features Facebook Trading Anti-Semitism Charges with its Critics   
This, too, is Anti-Semitism:
UN Condemnations to be Adopted Over the Next Month
Israel 20
Iran 1
Syria 1
North Korea 1
Crimea 1
Myanmar 1
US 1
Algeria 0
China 0
Iraq 0
Pakistan 0
Qatar 0
Saudi 0
Somalia 0
Turkey 0
Venezuela 0
Zimbabwe 0


AirBNB may be wrapping itself in the righteous mantle no longer listing homes in the West Bank, because it is occupied territory, but when they still list homes in Russian-occupied Crimea, Turkish-occupied Cyprus, and the number of other places around the world where territories in dispute, then AirBNB is not just inconsistent or hypocritical, it is anti-Semitic. Anytime the same yardstick is not applied equally in other situations, and to other countries, and the actions taken against Israel are unequivocally anti-Semitic. kas
Israel Lashes Out at Airbnb after Company Pulls Listings of West Bank Home Rentals                                
Commentary: The NGOs and Funders behind Airbnb's BDS Policy                      
Women's March Co-Founder Calls on Current Organizers to Resign, Saying They "Allowed Anti-Semitism"         
Rifts Deepen Over Women's March Ties To Farrakhan
Linda Sarsour Apologizes-Sort of-to Jewish Members of the Women's March      
The BDS Debate Enters Its Next Phase   
BDS supporters are on the fringes of American politics, but they now have a foothold in Congress                                          Canadian Federation of Students Endorses BDS

This is a game-changer:
Israeli Scientists Develop Implanted Organs that Won't be Rejected
Breakthrough development uses a patient's own stomach cells, cutting the risk of an immune response to implanted organs. 
Wow! This is pretty liberal for the Ashkenazi chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. Do I think it will lead to other acts of religious tolerance? Nah! kas
Palestinian Shunned for Selling Land to Jews to Be Buried in Jewish Cemetery    
Why There's No Palestinian Protest Vote in Jerusalem     
Candidates who ran for local office were subjected to violent threats by fellow Palestinians, but they have vowed to do it again                                                                                   

Chanukah Happenings at the JCC of Fort Lee
First night Community Lighting:
Sunday evening, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. at the Triangle

7th Candle Community Lighting and Celebration:
Saturday evening, December 8 at 5:45 pm followed by a Chanukah celebration at the synagogue. 

First ever Post-Hanukkah Dinner:
Friday, December 14  6:00 pm,  Musical Service at 7:15 pm



November 22 - December 6 2018
Israeli Culture in North America-  Weekly Cultural Highlights
Family in Transition
Israel | 2018 | 70 minutes
November 23 - 29th 2018
Village East Cinema
Director, Ofir Trainin, W riter, Ofir Trainin,  Cast, Amit Tsuk, Galit Tsuk
The story of a family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change after their parent comes out as a transgender woman. Their mother chooses to stay with her spouse through the whole process, but just as it seems that life is back to normal, she takes a sharp turn and shakes everything up again. This is a story about a family that breaks social conventions and a family that changes what we thought we knew about gender and parenthood. But most of all, it is a story about a family that redefines the limits of recognition, acceptance and love of those closest to us.
Q&As with Producer Ofir Trainin Friday 11/23 following the 7:40pm show, and Saturday 11/24 following the 5:30pm and 7:40pm shows.
Hebrew with English subtitles

Celebrate Unity and Love Through Song
Universal + Timeless
Israeli Culture in North America FB
This Thanksgiving join together in song for celebration of UNITY AND LOVE !
The Founders of Koolulam Spreading Unity through Song. Check out the Music Video created in honor of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) General Secretary's visit to Jerusalem is part of a comprehensive, global campaign to transform religion from a political weapon into a source of universal love and compassion.

December 7, 2018 | December 8, 2018
The Day is a work in development featuring dancer Wendy Whelan who the New York Times calls "America's greatest contemporary ballerina" on stage with world renowned Israeli-American cellist Maya Beiser. They have joined forces with the seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs and evocative music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with - memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul - through the shared language of music and dance.
Audiences are invited to see the work in progress at LUMBERYARD in showings on December 7 and 8.

Einav Yarden piano
Friday, December 7 | 9:00 pm
Buttenweiser Hall 92nd Street Y
Schumann, Fantasy Pieces, Op. 111,  Haydn, Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:29,  Bartók, Three Burlesques, Op. 8c
Haydn, Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4,  Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Hailed for her Haydn interpretations, Israeli pianist Einav Yarden brings two selections by the composer to her 92 Street Y debut. The Washington Post describes her as "a probing, incisive pianist with a beautiful sound and an impressively transparent touch."

Quiet Storm by Miri Ben-Ari New Hip Hop Single from the Grammy Winning Violinist + Producer From Her Full-Length Album, Dorel, Out February 2019
Quiet Storm Music Video
Grammy Award Winning Violinist & Producer Miri Ben-Ari returns with a hip hop masterpiece, the new single Quiet Storm. It's a virtuosic violin performance dedicated to women's empowerment that plays over a hard hip-hop beat and the voice of the legendary hype man Fat Man Scoop.
Ben-Ari say, this song is about me, being a strong woman, being myself, people say that I look quiet but have a storm inside me when playing the violin.

Claude Lanzmann's Film
Shoah: Four Sisters
2018 | France | 4 hrs, 33 min.
Thru November 29, 2018
Quad Cinema
In the last years of the late filmmaker's life, he devoted a film to four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself improbably alive after war's end: Ruth Elias from Ostravia, Czechoslovakia; Paula Biren from Lodz, Poland; Ada Lichtman from further south in Krakow; and Hanna Marton from Cluj, Romania.Survivors of unimaginable horrors during the Holocaust, they tell their individual stories as crucial witnesses to the barbarism they experienced, possessing a vivid intelligence and a candor that make their accounts both searing and unforgettable. "What they have in common," wrote Lanzmann, "apart from the specific horrors each of them was subjected to, is their intelligence, an incisive, sharp and carnal intelligence that rejects all pretense and false reasons-in a word-idealism." A Cohen Media Group release * French, German, English, and Hebrew with English Subtitles

Yuval Shaul: Alchemical ShiftsCurated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury
November 2 - December 8, 2018
Christine Park Gallery
Opening of first New York solo exhibition by Tel-Aviv based artist Yuval Shaul showing his new series of painting and sculpture. This exhibition is curated by London-based curators Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury. His work has been obtained in a number of various prominent collections such as the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv), Herzliya Museum of Art (Herzliya), Janco Dada Museum (Ein Hod), Leumi Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), Discount Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), Hapoalim Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), the Israel Parliament and the Knesset Collection (Jerusalem).1990

The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom : Photography
Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
Through January 2019
Roe Green Gallery Mandel Building Beechwood Cleveland
Israeli artists Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat provide contrasting yet complementary metaphors for the spirit of their native country:the prickly pear and the fruit tree. Balilty's somber black-and white
"Sabra Traces" series examines the tenacious, thorny, and omnipresent cactus that has come to symbolize native-born Israelis. Shochat's lush, colorful portraits of fruit trees in bloom and full fruit are shot in the fields, but have been isolated against cloth backdrops and groomed for the camera. Balilty, a Pulitzer-prize winning
documentary photographer, captures his country as it is, while Shochat creates an idealized vision, an Edenic Israel made possible by the character traits represented by the sabra.

Lior Milliger Quartet
Rockwood Music Hall 3
November 25 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
With Santiago Leibson (p); Ken Filiano (b) and Rodrigo Recabarren (d)
Lior Milliger - an upcoming contemporary sax player, composer and improviser, has been performing his compositions and free improvised sets with New York's leading musicians. Lior's music is influenced by the Jazz tradition as well as ancient Jewish music and Israeli folklore and Avant-guard jazz, taking a turn to the contemporary and modern improvised music.

Keren Anavy's Garden of Living Images, 2018
Sunroom Project Space
Thru December 2, 2018
Glyndor Gallery @ Wave Hill
Creating a conservatory from paintings and industrial materials, Keren Anavy responds to the late-fall season at Wave Hill in her site-specific installation Garden of Living Images. Suspended from the ceiling, groupings of abstract paintings on translucent Mylar dip into shallow pools of ink and correspond to the changing colors and forms of Wave Hill's plants-especially at the Aquatic Garden. The light shining in through the multi-color, cellophane-covered windows further transforms the space into an insular, imagined environment. With mark-making that incorporates deliberation and the element of chance, Anavy considers the relationship between decision-making and the natural and unexpected processes that occurs in a garden-a cultivated landscape.