November 2nd, 2018
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Solidarity Service
Special Recognition
Approx 9:54am
  Forecast: 58/ rainy

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
Gertrud Buchler
Lior Elrom
Miriam Richman
Adira Kessler
John Lyden
Debbie & Charles Shatz
Rachel & Neil Taylor
Marlin & Erwin Dickman
Shari & Stephen Whitman
Saturday 11/3
Solidarity Shabbat 9:30 am
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal) timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11/6
Sisterhood Board Meeting 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11/7
Parent/Grandparent Education Program
5:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Thursday 11/8
Rabbi's Class "Talmud & Tangents" 10:30 am covering Chapter 2 of Brachot (Blessings)
Friday 11/9
Bible Study 11:30 am
Shir Chadash 1:00 pm    This class, with Cantor Zim, will feature new melodies for Friday night, and Nusach (correct modes) for the Shabbat morning services .

  • Please light a yahrzeit candle (before you light your Shabbos candles) tonight
  • Tomorrow night: Please member to set your clocks back one hour("fall back")
  • Remember to Vote Next Tuesday!!!!
  • And many thanks to those of you who attended the vigil at the JCC on Monday evening (if we didn't see each other, please let me know that you were there)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jersey Patch for Last Monday Night's Game
Show Up for Shul
...And Please Show Up Early
Special Recognition Tomorrow at 9:54 a.m.

My friend, Rabbi Chuck Diamond (it's likely you saw him on TV), said that more casualties were averted last Shabbat because Jews do not come early to Shul. I'm asking you to come on time - or at least by 9:45 a.m. - because we will pause during the service at 9:54 a.m., the time that the attack began.
We will have at least two "Marks" in Shul: Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich and our Shul President, Mark Altschul.  We will also be joined by Onnuri Church Pastor, Rev. Marc Choi, and Rev. Rick Spenst of the Fort Lee Gospel Church.

Whatever you may think of President Trump, this is an unequivocal statement for which he should be commended (even though I think his rhetoric may have green-lighted Bowers and others): "This evil, anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It's an assault on humanity. It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-Semitism from our world....We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat anti-Semitism and vanquish the forces of hate...and those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction."
Powerful Humanity of Jewish Hospital Staff that Treated Robert Bowers 

I don't feel ill-at-ease wearing my kippa on the streets of Bergen County or in the City - and this article... while it statistics are shocking, doesn't make me less comfortable. What bothers me the most is that the article points to, but does not emphasize, the indifference (if not the Anti-Semitism) of progressives. Here's a quote from the article: "Mainstream progressive advocacy groups do not typically send out emails calling for concern [for Jews] and fellowship and candlelight vigils in Union Square, as they often do when individuals are harmed in New York because of their race or ethnicity or how they identify in terms of gender or sexual orientation."
"If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy."
"It is the varied backgrounds of people who commit hate crimes in the City that make combating and talking about anti-Semitism in New York much harder."
Bret Stephens' op Ed in yesterday's NYT:

Trump, Terror, and the "No Guardrails" Presidency
Yes, the president bears blame for the terror from the right.   To call them anything else but terrorists is to engage in the same evasive wordplay for which conservatives once scolded liberals                                                                                                    
Humans are social creatures who are easily influenced by the anger and rage that are everywhere these days.                                                                                                  

Orson Welles and the Birth of Fake News     
John Podhoretz in the New York Post:

What I Learned as an American Jew After the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack   
The Muslim Community
The Muslim Community of Pittsburgh have offered to provide protection to their Jewish neighbors after 11 people were killed in a gun attack on a synagogue.
And most of us heard about the Muslim Community raising $25,000...then $60,000... then $115,000
But were you aware of this?
I Am Better for Having the Jewish Friends I Have Made Since Moving to Texas from the Middle East  

Torah Reading 112     Haftarah 124
Sarah dies at the age of one hundred twenty-seven. Abraham purchases the Cave of Machpelah as a burial site for her, courteously refusing the offer of the Hittite population to provide a fitting-resting place as a gift.
Abraham sends a trusted servant to the city of Haran with the purpose of finding a wife for Isaac. The servant encounters a considerate, compassionate girl at the city's well. She is Rebecca, granddaughter of Nahor, Abraham's brother. Betuel, Rebecca's father, and Laban, Rebecca's brother, welcome the servant ho   spitably. He tells them of his mission and presents them with many gifts. They consent to the marriage of Rebecca to Isaac.
We are informed of the marriage of Abraham to Ketura, with whom he had many sons and through whom he became the father to many Arab tribes. To make it perfectly clear that Isaac is Abraham's only heir, Abraham sends these sons away laden with gifts, leaving Isaac as sole possessor of his property and spiritual heritage.
Abraham dies at the age of one hundred seventy-five; Isaac and Ishmael bury him in the Cave of Machpelah.

Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
Nationwide Shabbat of Solidarity
Fittingly, will also commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht
Tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah
We will postpone a regularly scheduled Shabbat topic; instead, we will use the time during the Seudah Shlishit to try to process the events of the past week. Please join us.
Tomorrow night
Please member to set your clocks back one hour ("fall back")                                              

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 
Harriet Hirschenfang will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Isidore Hirschenfang on Friday evening, November 2nd
Gloria Singer will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Frances Winikoff on Friday evening, November 2nd
Erwin Dickman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Estelle Dickman on Friday evening, November 2nd
Martha Shemin will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Ruth Miriam Katzen Zitomer on Saturday evening, November 3rd
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his family member, Pescha Bernstein on Saturday evening, November 3rd
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yahrzeit for his grandfather, Jacob David Bernstein on Saturday evening, November 3rd
Alma Katz will be observing yahrzeit for his sister, Ms. Audrey Burdick on Sunday evening, November 4th
Irwin & Marjorie Berger will be observing yahrzeit for their grandson, Joshua Jona on Monday evening, November 5th
Marilyn Saposh will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Hyman Saposh on Monday evening, November 5th
Craig Barnett will be observing yahrzeit for his aunt, Jennifer Turovski on Monday evening, November 5th
Reva Strasfeld will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Morris Sachs on Monday evening, November 5th
Vida Story will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather , Sam Schwartz on Tuesday evening, November 6th
Lore Benario will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Herta Jackel on Tuesday evening, November 6th
Eileen Goff will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Ethan Goff on Thursday evening, November 8th
Terry Plawker will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Norman Plawker on Thursday evening, November 8th
Ethel Chesen will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Leo Winterfield on Thursday evening, November 8th

Balfour Day-101st Anniversary is Today

This week, I 'm only looking for good news to share with you:
Israeli Psycho-Trauma Team en Route to Pittsburgh to Aid Terror Victims

Israel Sends Rescue Forces to Jordan Following Deadly Floods   
Palestinian Sources Report Significant Progress in Ceasefire Deal with Israel                                                  

Alibaba's Jack Ma Lauds Israeli Innovation 
Israel to Build Plant to Produce New AIDS Drug  
How Israel Is Responding to the Worldwide Water Shortage          
Israeli Handheld Device Kills Head Lice with Ultrasonic Waves                                                         

Video: Israel's "Hatikva" Anthem Plays in Abu Dhabi as Israeli Wins Gold in Judo 
Israel Wins Second Judo Gold in Abu Dhabi                                                                            
Under National Flag, Israeli Judo Team Wins Three Bronze Medals at UAE Tournament     

The next meeting of the Great Synagogue Read- In will feature Chapter two of  "Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor" by Yossi Klein Halevi on  Wednesday November 14th at 10:30 am.  Discussion on Chapter two will begin on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 pm
Copies Available in the Shul Office @ $10. 


עֵץ-חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ
וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר
דְּרָכֶיהָ דַרְכֵי-נֹעַם
וְכָל-נְתִיבוֹתֶיהָ שָׁלוֹם

Now That the Water Presses Hard by Yehuda Amichai*
Now that the water presses hard
On the walls of the dam,
Now that the returning white storks
In the middle of the firmament
Turn into flocks of jet planes,
We will feel again how strong are the ribs,
How bold the warm air in the lungs,
How urgent the daring to love in the open plain,
When great dangers arch overhead,
And how much love is needed
To fill all the empty vessels
And the watches that stopped telling time,
And how much breath,
A blizzard of breath,
To sing the little Song of Spring.**

* Translated by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav
**Amichai, Yehuda. " Now That the Water Presses Hard." The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, edited by Robert Alter, First Edition, Farrar, Strauss And Giroux, 2015, 19.

Muck: A Novel
by Dror Burstein
In Conversation with Joshua Cohen
Tuesday, November 13 | 7:00 pm
Community Bookstore Brooklyn
Dror Burstein was born in 1970 in Netanya, Israel, and lives in Tel Aviv. A novelist, poet, and translator, he is the author of several books, including the novels Kin and Netanya. He has been awarded the Jerusalem Prize for Literature; the Ministry of Science and Culture Prize for Poetry; the Bernstein Prize for his debut novel, Avner Brenner; the Prime Minister's Prize; and the Goldberg Prize for his 2014 novel, Sun's Sister.

"Parallel Lines" Jewelry Exhibition
November 12th - 18, 2018
NYC Jewelry Week -NYC Jewelry Week
Parallel Lines explores jewelry as wearable contemporary art and the role it plays in importing and exporting culture and practices. NYC Jewelry Week will showcase groundbreaking exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and tours of unique industry and artist collaborations. Featuring Israeli artists Naama Bergman, Tamar Navama, Ruta Reifen, Dana Hakim, Noga Harel, Vered Kaminski, and Einat Leader. Looking for Volunteers Get behind the scenes at NYC Jewelry Week
For more info please contact:
Tamar Navama

Claude Lanzmann's Films
A Visitor From The Living
followed by The Karsaki Report
Friday, November 9 | 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 18 | 8:35 pm
Quad Cinema
1999/2010, 114m, DigiBeta, France/Germany
1999, 65m, DigiBeta, France/Germany
Prior to The Last of the Unjust, Lanzmann grappled with the existence of Czechoslovakia's Theresienstadt, a fortress town that the Nazis presented as a "model Jewish settlement" for propaganda purposes. His tête-à-tête with Maurice Rossel (filmed in 1979) hinges on the latter's tour of the camp in his capacity as a representative of the International Red Cross-and his subsequent evaluation, in which he accorded it a positive grade; Lanzmann presents the man with damning evidence.

AICF's 79th Celebration of the Arts of Israel
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
AICF's 79th Anniversary Celebration will honor the cast and creators of the show Fauda! Director Rotem Shamir (Season 2), whose own hit show Hostages is also part of the rise of Israeli Television and Cinema, will be joined by filmmaker Scott Berrie in conversation about the "secret" behind the success of Fauda, the work on an Arab-Jewish set, and many other exciting topics presented uniquely to our audience

Inbal Segev Cellist
November 10 | 8:00 pm
The Symphony of Westchester
Elgar Cello Concerto, op. 85, in E minor -Dvorak Symphony no. 9,op. 95 in E minor
Inbal Segev's playing has been described as "delivered with impressive fluency and style," by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire and known masterworks, Segev brings interpretations that are both unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music that she performs.

Yoav Eshed Trio Millionaires
November 11 | 11:30 am 1:30 pm
Blue Note Jazz Club NYC
Yoav Eshed - Guitar   Oren Hardy - Bass    Eviatar Slivnik - Drums    Guest: Dayna Stephens - Saxophone
Trio Millionaires is an exciting journey of guitar, upright bass and drums led by Yoav Eshed. Storytelling jazz musicians with an innovative playing and exciting sound featuring some of the top musicians in the NYC scene. Tonight they will feature the great tenor saxophone player Dayna Stephens

Yuval Shaul: Alchemical Shifts Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury
November 1 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.

Director Tzahi Grad
2017 | 93 min | Narrative
November 1 | 7:00 pm
12th Annual Other Israel Film Festival
In this comedy, a well-intentioned Arab handyman upends daily life in an Israeli village. After a woman is assualted and the community quickly turns accusatory, his Israeli employer is the only local who believes him. Loyalties are tested as more secrets are uncovered. The Cousin is the opening feature in the 12th Annual Other Israel Film Festival. Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
Followed by opening night reception.

2018 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Thru November 11, 2018
2018 Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
For 19 years, your perfect destination for Jewish film featuring: Award-winning international films; Israeli films; Comedies, Film directors and speakers and engaging discussions. Join us for thought-provoking entertaining cinema and intriguing new ways to look at the world alongside engaging discussions with film experts.
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
November 3 - November 18, 2018
GPJFF38 Philadelphia
As one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country and Philadelphia's first film festival, the mission of the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is to educate and engage diverse Philadelphia communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by presenting world-class film premieres, repertory cinema, and associated programs that are inspired by Jewish history, heritage, and values.
Our vision is to create shared experiences and connections through film and cultural programs inspired by Jewish legacy and values.

Matan Porat Composer
People's Symphony
November 10 | 7:30 pm
Washington Irving High School
Joel Link, violin   Bryan Lee, violin   Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola   Camden Shaw, cello
Their instrumental virtuosity, impeccable ensemble and musicality, and their warmth, both as artists and as people, has made them one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Dover will perform the world premiere of a piece by Matan Porat commissioned by PSC with the support of the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

Dramatic Reading
Roberta: A Witness to Israel's Rebirth
Dramatic Reading
November 12 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Featuring Charolotte Maier Award winning Broadway, Screen, and Television performer and a musical performance by
Cantors Daniel Singer and Inbal Sharett.
On June 6, 1948, fresh out of college and after nearly a month at sea, New York native Roberta Hodes made port in Israel in the midst of its war for independence. Against the wishes of her parents, she volunteered to serve two years in the IDF, where she was assigned to its Film Corps.Join us at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue for a dramatic reading of "Roberta: A Witness to Israel's Rebirth" by award-winning Broadway actress Charlotte Maier as she reveals a unique perspective on Israel's first tumultuous years.