WEEKLY Programming and Updates from
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor
as of February 5, 2023

Shalom to you!

Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor’s e-Newsletter
February 5, 2023 – 14 Shvat, 5783 Edition
Building The Judaism of Tomorrow TODAY with L'Dor Va-Dor

JOIN US FOR SHABBAT every FRIDAY - Live or Virtually
Friday, February 10th, join us at the Grand Villa of Delray West for our live
SHABBAT @ 7:30 pm ET

Call us: 561-968-0688
Email us: Info@LDORVADOR.org
Our Mailing Address is:
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor . 6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. # 743102 . Boynton Beach, FL 33474
Tonight begins the Jewish holiday of
the New Year of the Trees,
also known as "Jewish Earth Day"!

Enjoy our beautiful world around us and
please make an individual commitment
to help the environment
to heal and thrive!
We welcome you to be a part of our L'Dor Va-Dor Family
as we engage in
an ENJOYABLE, DYNAMIC and RATIONAL view of Judaism,
with a commitment to SOCIAL ACTION!
A CALENDAR SUMMARY of L'Dor Va-Dor Happenings
  • Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 pm ET - Virtual: TOUCH of TORAH with Rabbi Barry Silver on Zoom - join us for a rational view and insight into the Torah parasha for the upcoming Shabbat with a great discussion. Please CLICK HERE for more details and/or to join us via Zoom. This is a weekly virtual program.
  • Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 pm ET - Virtual: Member Meeting of Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor on Zoom, providing our current members with an update about our financial and operational status and allowing for feedback. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to join via Zoom.
  • Friday, February 10, 5:15 pm ET - In-person: DINNER with Rabbi Barry and L'Dor Va-Dor, prior to our Shabbat Celebration - at Zimi Restaurant, 4957 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (in the Delray Square center, NE corner of Atlantic and Military Trail). Gather together, enjoy dinner, and great conversation before our Shabbat, then head over to the Grand Villa of Delray West for a wonderful L'Dor Va-Dor Shabbat! Please CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Friday, February 10, 7:30 pm ET - In-person and VirtualEVENING CELEBRATION OF SHABBAT and a conversion to Judaism of a friend of L'Dor Va-Dor, Live at The Grand Villa of Delray West, 5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach with Rabbi Barry Silver and Cantor Carol Garrett (in-person and virtual). We have a very special Shabbat planned, celebrating the conversion to Judaism of a friend of L'Dor Va-Dor! Let's show him a real L'Dor Va-Dor welcome to Judaism together! Plan to stay following to schmooze and nosh at our Oneg Shabbat. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
  • Sunday, February 12, 12 noon to 2:30 pm ET - In-person: The NOW National Organization for Women, Palm Beach County Chapter, HONORS our Rabbi Barry Silver as Feminist of the Year 2023 at their annual lunch, celebrating their 50th anniversary. All MEN and WOMEN are welcome to attend this luncheon! Please CLICK HERE for more information. All reservations and payment was due by yesterday, February 4th, but you can still celebrate Rabbi Barry with L'Dor Va-Dor at any of our Shabbats or other programming.
  • Sunday, February 19, 10:30 am ET - In-person: THE EZEKIEL GROUP (new Men's Club name) BREAKFAST - all men, members, friends, guests are welcome to our monthly Get-Together; this month it will be at the East End Café, Kings Point community, 7000 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Please reserve your seat at the table by emailing to our Congregation President Stanley Rosenwasser at SMR5512@gmail.com. Please RSVP by February 15th.
  • Sunday, February 19, 1:30 pm ET - In-person: THE WOMEN OF SHECHINAH (new Women's sisterhood name) LUNCHEON - all women, members, friends, guests are welcome to our monthly lunch and get-together. This month it will be at the China Lane Restaurant in the Fountains plaza, 6619 Boynton Beach Blvd (on the NW corner of Jog and Boynton Beach Blvd), Boynton Beach. We will be eating outdoors. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Please reserve your seat at the table by calling or texting your name and number of guests to our Congregation phone 561-968-0688. Please RSVP by February 15th.
  • Monday, February 20, 7:00 pm ET - Virtual: PARSON TO PARSON Controversial Issues Forum with Rabbi Barry Silver and Pastor Fritz Aufdencamp on Zoom - join us for an exciting discussion about current events and relevant topics from the point of view of our Rabbi and a Lutheran clergy. Participate and share your view or sit back and listen, your call. Please CLICK HERE for more details and/or to join us via Zoom. This is a monthly virtual program, held on the third Monday of each month.
  • Friday, March 3, 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm - In-personSHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA LIVE with L'Dor Va-Dor! We are proud to participate with this NJOP national program across North America! This event will be held at the Grand Villa of Delray West, 5859 Heritage Park Way, Delray Beach. It will start with a catered light dinner (with discussions and music during), followed by our wonderful and musical Shabbat celebration and concluding with our Oneg Shabbat and departing refreshments. The cost will be $15 per person to cover the meal. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU WILL ATTEND by CLICKING HERE to register for this special evening. We will still have our Shabbat service available virtually at 7:30 pm for those unable to attend live. 
  • Passover Seder - In-person: L'Dor Va-Dor is currently planning a congregational Seder. We are looking to hold this on the afternoon of SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023 in the afternoon. Please stay tuned for more information, including confirmation of the date, time, location, cost, and other details. Thank you!

Mark your calendars and plan to be with us and L'Dor Va-Dor!

Links for all our programming
can be found on our LDORVADOR.org website's calendar.
Literally and Virtually
You know YOU are always welcome to L’Dor Va-Dor!

our Dynamic, Joyous, Socially-Conscious
InspiRational Judaism
uniting Tradition, Science and Spirituality

Our Celebration of SHABBAT SHIRAH and TU B'SHVAT of 2/03/2023, with Rabbi Barry and Cantor Carol (Sabbath of Song and the holiday of the Trees) at the Grand Villa of Delray West: Please CLICK HERE to view.

Our TOUCH OF TORAH discussion of 1/31/2023 with Rabbi Barry about the Torah passage of this Shabbat: Exodus B'SHALLACH. Please CLICK HERE to view.

to L’Dor Va-Dor

We are very grateful for the
generosity & love shown to
L’Dor Va-Dor by your donations!

  • By Lois Brennan, a donation in memory of the Yahrzeit of her uncle, David Jacobs

  • By Helen Daniel, a donation in memory of the Holocaust victims - Zachor

  • By Barbara Leaf, a donation to the Congregation

  • By Allan Liebowitz, a donation to the Ezekiel Group (our Men's group)

  • By Jaclynn Moskow, a donation to the Rabbi Fund for Rabbi Barry Silver

  • By Ben Piltch, a donation in memory of the Yahrzeit of his father, Max Piltch

  • By Ginny Scott, a donation in memory of the Yahrzeit of her former husband, Ronald Mergler

  • By Burton Scholl, a donation in memory of the first Yahrzeit of his beloved wife, Elaine Scholl, mother to Renee Hoyt and grandmother to Miles Hoyt, and with special appreciation for the services of Rabbi Barry Silver and his comforting and inspirational words for the unveiling

  • By Miriam Sivak, a donation in memory of the Yahrzeit of her late husband, Larry Sivak

  • By Miriam Sivak, a donation in honor of Rabbi Barry Silver being presented as Feminist of the Year 2023 by the Palm Beach County National Organization for Women

Please consider ...

Contributing a Donation,

Volunteering with us,
Joining our Congregation Family,

Creating a LIVING LEGACY to L'Dor Va-Dor
to continue and sustain our efforts into the future
for next generations!

We thank you for your kindness!

ALL of your Donations
are most welcomed,
are tax-deductible,
and will be acknowledged
for your record-keeping.

to continue
our work and fulfill our goals!
We so appreciate this!


Please note our address for any mailed donations:

Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor
6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. #743102
Boynton Beach, FL 33474
L'Dor Va-Dor continues to do tikkun olam,
repairing the world, one Mitzvah at a time.

Available for one and all!
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN VALENCIA SHORES presents the following programming:


The NCJW Valencia Shores will award $1000 stipends for children going to summer camp 2023 and $1500 for graduating High School students going onto an accredited college or vocational/technical school 2023. To qualify for the program, the applicant must be Jewish, a resident of Palm Beach County, demonstrate a financial need, and submit letters of recommendation.
For the application for Camp Scholarships, please CLICK HERE.
For the application for High School Scholarships, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, please email to Sandra Platzman by CLICKING HERE.
THE LEVIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SANDLER CENTER presents the following programming:

#antisemitiem: COMING OF AGE DURING THE RESURGENCE OF HATE with Samantha A. Vinokor-Meinrath
Monday, FEBRUARY 6, 3:00 pm ET
VIRTAL FREE program; pre-registration is not required

This is a deep dive into how the rise in antisemitism from both the political Left and the Right is impacting the identity development of Jewish Generation Z-ers. With glimpses into the minds of teens, parents, and educators from across the United States, it explores issues from presenting as Jewish to social media activism, anti-Israel sentiments, and intersectional identities. #antisemitism is a snapshot in time, with long-reaching implications: How will being shaped in a climate of unprecedented antisemitism create a new Jewish future? Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath is a lifelong Jewish educator and learner. This program will be available via Zoom, no pre-registration is required.
To join in on Monday, Feb. 6 at 3:00 pm ET, Please CLICK HERE.
The Zoom Meeting ID is 834 3524 6418 and the Passcode is Hate.
THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH and COMMUNITY GREENING present the following programming:

Saturday, FEBRUARY 11, 9:00 pm ET
In-person FREE volunteer program; Registration is required
(limited spots available)
Plumosa School of the Arts
2501 Seacrest Blvd, Delray Beach

The aim is to plant 100 trees at the school. Plant trees in honor of the holiday of Tu B'Shvat. Community Greening will supply all necessary tools, gloves, and water, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own supply.
To register for volunteering on Feb.11th, please CLICK LINK.
SOUTH FLORIDA PBS Public Broadcasting presents the following programming:

Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 9:00 pm ET on WPBT TV or
Sunday, FEBRUARY 19, 12:30 pm ET on WPBT TV

Watch this amazing movie Exodus from 1960, with Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, and others.
HELENE WEISS presents the following programming:

DUDU FISHER LIVE IN CONCERT: "Evening of Songs and Solidarity"
Monday, FEBRUARY 20, 7:00 pm ET
$34 per person
Where: Woodlands Middle School Auditorium
5200 Lyons Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467
On the east side of Lyons Rd, between Lantana Rd and Lake Worth Rd

Join in to see and hear the internationally acclaimed performer DUDU FISHER from Israel perform live locally in our area at a discounted price, made possible by Helene Weiss, friend of L'Dor Va-Dor. If you've never seen Dudu, this is A MUST SEE! There will even be a MEET & GREET following the concert!
If interested, please email to Helene Weiss by CLICKING HERE.
Payment should be made by check, payable to and mailed to Helene Weiss
(she will provide address).
BNAI TORAH CONGREGATION presents the following programming:

Wednesday, MARCH 15, 7:30 pm ET
$36 pp general admission, $45 pp reserved seating
Where: Bnai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433

Cantor Azi Schwartz is the Senior Cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York and is a world-reknown vocal performer and recording artist. Join us as we come together and be mesmerized by Cantor Azi Schwartz' emotionally moving, spiritually uplifting, and artistically dynamic Jewish liturgical movement.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.
THE MANDEL JCC and PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL present the following programming:

Saturday, JANUARY 21 through Saturday, FEBRUARY 11

Tickets are on sale now for the original Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. Buy your tickets to 44 Jewish films coming to you for four weeks only this January and February. Locations this year include FAU in Jupiter, Regal Theaters in Royal Palm Beach, Cinemark in Boynton Beach, and virtually from your couch. Don't miss their best season yet with more films, more premiers, and more ways to watch than ever before!
For more information, schedules and tickets, please visit at www.pbjff.org.
NAZIS ON THE RUN: How the Vatican helped Hitler's Henchmen escape justice
Sunday, FEBRUARY 19, 11:00 am ET
$18 pp
In-person at Mandel JCC, 8500 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach

A powerful program with vast insight! Austrian Professor Gerald Steinacher not only reveals how Nazi war criminals escaped from justice at the end of the Second World War, fleeing through the Tyrolean Alps to Italian seaports, but he also highlights the key roles played by the Red Cross, the Vatican, and the Secret Services of the major powers. Based on secret Vatican records, Steinacher exposes that many figures in the Catholic Church--sometimes knowingly, other times unwittingly--were involved in large-scale Nazi smuggling. Gerald J. Steinacher is currently the James A. Rawley Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
To register for this program, please CLICK HERE.

Sunday, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00 am ET: My Australia
Sunday, MARCH 26, 9:00 am ET: Magic Men
Sunday, APRIL 23, 9:00 am ET: Arabani
Moderated by Mort Plotnick.
Includes coffee, bagels, film and discussion.
In-person at JCC Boca, 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL 33428

Individual films: $18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $16, Platinum Members: $8 All 4 films: $60, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $55, Platinum Members: $25
For more information, please CLICK HERE.
THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH presents the following programming:

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 8, 7:30 pm ET: Max Weinberg's Band
Thursday, FEBRUARY 23, 7:30 pm ET: Crossfire Creek
Outdoors in the Old School Square pavilion
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach

Join in for these free music concerts outdoors! Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Food trucks and beverages will be available for sale. No outside alcohol is permitted.
TEREZIN MUSIC FOUNDATION present the following programming:

OUR 2023 HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY PROGRAM with Dr. Anna Ornstein: "My Mother's Eyes"
Watch anytime between now and FEBRUARY 10
Virtual FREE program; no registration needed

Dr. Anna Ornstein, a Holocaust Survivor, shares with us.
Please CLICK HERE to watch from YouTube.
SOUSA MENDES FOUNDATION presents the following programming:

Sunday, FEBRUARY 12, 2:00 pm ET
Virtual FREE program; Registration required

Launch of a new book from HarperCollins on stories of rescue during the Holocaust.
For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND presents the following programming:

Wednesdays, FEBRUARY 1 through MARCH 8, 8:00 pm ET
Virtual program; $36 for all 6 classes weekly

The course series, presented by "Taking Back the Narrative", taught by Laureen Lipsky, will take a deep dive into the history and connection of the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Origins of both the Jewish and Arab people will be explored. Learn to combat antisemitism and Anti-Zionism through advocacy and education. You will have the opportunity to learn from maps, videos, and historical texts.
For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.
THE MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH presents the following programming:
Wednesdays, DECEMBER 7 through FEBRUARY 15, 1:00 pm ET
In-Person onsite at JCC Boynton, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach
$120 for full 10-week series; $15 per Drop-in class

A bouquet of engaging, thought provoking, and entertaining programs taught by your favorite instructors!
For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.
Thursdays, ongoing through FEBRUARY 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
In-person at Boynton JCC, 8500 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach, FL
$26 for 6-week series or $5 per person drop-in

Join us weekly for our NEW season of the JCC Boynton's Timely Topics moderated by David Schoenfeld. As part of our Lifelong Learning Institute, Timely Topics focuses on global current events that affect our everyday lives. Newspapers, online media, cartoons, and newscasts are welcome to support discussion.
For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 16, 7:00 pm ET
FREE in-person and open to the public; Registration required
Where: University Theater at FAU Boca Raton Campus
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Extremist beliefs and violence are on the rise. Holocaust history warns of the dangers possed when these ideas are mainstreamed. Join to discuss current threats and what is being done to challenge them. Speakers include Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, U/S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Dr. Arie Kruglanski, Holocaust survivor and university professor of Psychology at the U. of Maryland; Vidhya Ramalingam, Founder and CEO of Moonshot.
For more information, please contact 561-995-6773 or email.
To register for event, please CLICK HERE.
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH presents the following programming:
GREENMARKET returns to the West Palm Beach Waterfront
Saturdays, thru APRIL at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET
Free in-person weekly event
The Great Lawn, 100 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach

The award-winning GreenMarket is back for its 2022-2023 season. This year's event includes more than 100 vendors, selling fresh produce, plants, baked goods, coffees, teas, jewelry, purses, clothing, and more.
BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART presents the following programming:

Saturday, FEBRUARY 4 & Sunday, FEBRUARY 5, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Free in-person outdoors event
Plaza Real, Downtown Boca Raton

Approximately 170 artists and artisans from across the country are selected to showcase their fine artworks in various mediums, including ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, mixed media, jewelry, photography, and sculpture. Join in on the beautiful art and beautiful February weather.
CITY OF LAKE WORTH BEACH presents the following programming:

Saturday, FEBRUARY 25 & Sunday, FEBRUARY 26
Free in-person outdoors event
Lake Avenue, Downtown Lake Worth Beach

Enjoy the art on the streets of downtown Lake Worth; the transformations and art are amazing! Something for one and all!
CELEBRATE Our Members with

Judy Metzger 2/07
Barbara Leaf 2/13
Gloria Stein 2/15
Martin Binder 2/24

To those on our Healing List and those that are not, but should be, we send out our thoughts and wishes for you to be stronger, to heal, to recover, and to attain a full recovery to good health, a Refuah Shlema! Hoping that you will be returned to good health soon!

Please let us know of someone who should be added onto our Healing List, as well as those who have now recovered and should be removed from our list (please contact our synagogue office at 561-968-0688). Thank you.

Joel Brusso
Laura Perlman Devens
Laura Gallagher
Sherry Glass
Nadine Herbst
Stephen Heyman
Carole Kahn
Ann Kritzer
Dr. Sudhir Nayer
Ira Phillips
Ben Piltch
Vivian Pronin
Bernie Rosen
Libby Rubin
Laura Santacrose
Harvey Sherer
Victor Siegel
Fred Spilove
Douglas Volan
Jordan Volan
Naomi Volan
Carol Wilkinson
Sheila Winston
Jeff Beck
Mendell Green
Lewis Greenberg
Joel Grossman
Natalie Koppel
Eileen Levine
Carol Maddox
Hilda Nadelberg
Rochelle Nemoyten 
Linda Pruskin
Joe Silver

May their memories live on through and within us:
Oscar Abrin
Maurice Bailey
Anna Bernstein
Aron Binder
Samuel Brooks
Frank Butler
Manya Cherston
Mark Cherston
Martin Cohen
Phil DeLeon
Louis Ellman
Charles P. Ferdon
Shirley Fine
Alfred Grosky
frane Grossman
Miriam Herbst
Gertrude Hoffman
David Jacobs
Bertha Jandorf
Fedora Jett
Richard Kahn
Mae Kesslen
Esther Kollenberg
Ronald Mergler
Clara Migdal
Hy Osofsky
Max Piltch
Natalie Plonskier
Belle Rose
Samuel Rose
Marvin Schancupp
Shira Shaiman-Pruskin
Helen Shapiro
Julius Sheskin
Pamela Siegel
Lawrence Sivak
Arthur Smith IV
Victor Taylor
Leah Weiner-Marks
A grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans known as the “Back of Town”. His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant. His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother. Early in life, the boy proved to be gifted for music and with three other kids, he sang in the streets of New Orleans. His first gains were coins thrown to them.

A Jewish family, the Kamofsky’s, who had emigrated from Lithuania to the U.S., had pity for the 7-year old and brought him into their home, initially giving “work” in the house to feed this hungry child. There he remained and slept in this Jewish family’s home where, for the first times in his life, he was treated with kindness and tenderness. When he went to bed, Mrs. Kamofsky sang him a Russian lullaby that he would sing with her. Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs. Over time, this boy became like an adopted son of this family. The Kamofsky’s gave him money to buy his first musical instrument, as was the custom in Jewish families at the time. They sincerely admired his musical talent. 

Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used Jewish melodies in some of his compositions. The young black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who had adopted him in 1907. In memory of this family, and until the end of his life, he wore a Star of David and said that in this family, he had learned “how to live real life and determination”.

You might recognize his name. This little boy was called Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Louis Armstrong proudly spoke fluent Yiddish and “Satchmo” is Yiddish for “big cheeks”, a nickname some say was given to him by Mrs. Kamofsky! You might want to listen to the song, “What a Wonderful World”, written and sung by Louis Armstrong. Please CLICK HERE.
We hope that you will take some time to enjoy the outdoors, the beauty of our trees, plants, flowers, greenery, and animals! Take a walk! We need to each commit to helping to make this world and environment better so that our future generations will, too, be able to gaze upon a world of beauty, with trees and greenery and wildlife in abundance! We wish you all a very happy Tu B'Shvat, the fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, the New Year of the Trees, also known as the "Jewish Earth Day"! Plant a tree in Florida for $1 per tree by clicking here or plant a tree in Israel by clicking here ($18 for one and $36 for three).

If you have not as yet attended one of our wonderful Shabbat celebrations on Friday evening, we invite and welcome you to come to the Grand Villa of Delray West and experience and enjoy one!

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday, a terrific Tu B'Shvat, a wonderful week, and to have good health, happiness, love, and peace in your lives!

With Shalom,
Sharon Leibovitz
A Celebration of the Trees, Environment, and Earth!
Our Mailing Address is:
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor
6100 Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box # 743102
Boynton Beach, Florida 33474

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(561) 968-0688

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Rabbi Barry Silver
Spiritual Leader of Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor
(561) 302-1818

Cantor Carol Garrett
(561) 827-1646

Stanley Rosenwasser
Congregation President
(561) 351-3884

Sharon Leibovitz
The VOICE E-Newsletter writer and editor
High Holy Days and Shabbat coordinator and associate producer
(561) 703-4565