January / February 2020 “A joyful community that inspires ...“A joyful community that inspires...
January / February 2020 “A joyful community that inspires the soul, builds relationships, and engages the world” CHAI CHAI MARK E. LEVITT President BARBARA ZASLOFSKY Secretary IAN ROBINSON VP Budget & Finance LISA LEVIN VP Education & Youth Programming BEVERLY MURPHY VP Worship & Compassion MITCH BARNETT VP Fundraising & Development CATHY LIEBLICH Co-VP Membership ALLISON LEVIE CO-VP Membership DONNA ABRAMSON VP Communications, Marketing & Social Media CAMY B. SCHWAM-WILCOX VP Leadership Development HELENE BECKER VP of Volunteerism & Congregant Engagement FRED SCHOTT VP Human Resources SUSAN MCKENNA Immediate Past President STEVEN W. ENGEL Rabbi MICHAEL G. KANCHER Executive Director SHERYL R. SACHAROFF, Ed.D. Director of Education BLAINE SMITH Youth Director JULIE BEGANI Events & Marketing Director BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONGREGATION OF REFORM JUDAISM Founded 1950 Afﬁliated with 928 Malone Drive, Orlando, Florida 32810 • Ph: 407-645-0444 • Fax: 407-645-2393 • www.crjorlando.org Union for Reform Judaism
January / February 2020 “A joyful community that inspires ...“A joyful community that inspires the soul, builds relationships, and engages the world” ... During our Wine Arts
Toddler & Preschool January programs at CRJ!- Friday, January 10 | 6 p.m. Tot Shabbat (Gimilut Hasadim, <3 and kindness)- Sunday, January 12 | 9:30 a.m. Mommy & Me (Love thy neighbor, acts of kindness)- Saturday, January 18 | 9:30 a.m. Bubbles on the Bima (Tzedakah, acts of kindness)
Drumsticks & Drumming for Prime Timers (55+) Sunday, January 19 | 2:30 PM Calling all Prime Timers (55+) Join us for an interactive drum circle experience & some drumsticks for lunch followed by dessert. Register online by January 15th. $10 CRJ Members | $13 Community Members
8 Week course in Basic Judaism begins January 22 Nosh of Judaism CRJ is hosting an 8-week course on basic Judaism in January. Especially for Jewish people who want to brush up on their basics and those Contemplating Conversion & Interfaith Couples. Learn About Holidays, Lifecycle Events, History, Midrash, the Holocaust, Modern Israel, Ritual Objects and the Differences between Judaism & Christianity. Register: crjorlando.org/event/NOSH
Shabbat Ha’Olam | Friday, January 31 | 6pm Shabbat Service followed by dinner Join as we explore Jews around the world through music, liturgy and the joy of Shabbat! Dine on Jewish “home cooking” from around the world catered by Bagel King. Menu subject to change but may include items like stuffed cabbage, Mediterranean platter, Moroccan Chicken with lemon, sweet potato kugel and desserts. Adults (Age 13+) $15 | Children (Under Age 12) $10
January & February events to mark in your calendar:REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS AT WWW.CRJORLANDO.ORG/CALENDAR
Mitzvah Day 2020Sunday, February 2nd | 9am Breakfast for all participants 9:30— 12:30pm Mitzvah Projects Participate in all the service projects below—all on location at CRJ• Orange and Seminole Co. Law Enforcement Agencies - Law Enforcement Appreciation Bags/Survival Kit • Pet Rescue by Judy - Fleece Blankets, toys for dogs & cats• Project Linus - Fleece Blankets for children and teens in transition• MetroWest Elementary School - Art Supplies and friendship bracelets• A Gift for Teaching - New or Gently Used Books for Ages 5-12• Shepherd’s Hope - Snack Kits, Batteries & Office Paper• Harbor House - Feminine Hygiene Kits• Pathways - Socks for Men & Women• Diaper Coalition of Central Florida - Collection of Diapers, Wipes, Cream, Shampoo• One Blood - Blood donation on site• Area Chemo Patients - Care bags sponsored by Women of CRJ
Donation requests for Mitzvah Day Any size Disposable Diapers, Travel size baby supplies (wipes, diaper cream, shampoo, & lotion), AA batteries, 8oz water bottles, snack size granola bars, dried fruit, chips, etc, new socks in men’s & women’s sizes, feminine hygiene products, 8 color watercolor set, washable markers (10-pack), glue bottles, masking tape, air dry clay, colored model magic, assorted tissue paper, yarn (assorted colors) **School of Chai and Yala donation requests will be passed out by grade level** Donations can be dropped off in the CRJ office anytime. Please label items “Mitzvah Day”. Register online: crjorlando.org/event/mitzvahday2020
Sunday, February 2nd | 9am breakfast for all participants | 9:30am -12:30pm Mitzvah Projects
"Without You, We Are One Sister Short”
We had such a great time! Our Mah Jongg Tournament on October 20th was a wonderful success! Congratulations to our winners - Sharon Berger, Doris Rosen and Maria Clonch!In addition, participants donated over 50 pounds of toiletries and numerous items that will benefit the children at The Harbor House. Our community is a better place because you care! Next Tournament is May 3, 2020, Mark your calendar. During our Wine Arts program we created beautiful serving plates for our Holiday tables using Modge Podge, napkins and creativity. The pre-Chanukkah was so much fun! The School of Chai auctioned off theme baskets. Our pre-Chanukkah is always filled with entertainment, delicious food, making family memories and a fun service! At the Southeast District Kallah conference for Women of Reform Judaism in Jacksonville, FL the Women of CRJ were represented by Past President - Jean White. Attendees had a creative stenciling Mitzvah project for needy babies in the area. In addition, speakers included a woman that provides transitional shelter for trafficked victims and employs them in a craft business called Rethreaded. Other events included speakers from ARZA, chai tea and a speaker from WRJ presented on “listening”
campaigns. FYI AREA DAY in Clearwater is Sunday, January 26, 2020-All Sisterhood members are invited to attend! Hope to see you there! The Sisterhood Social Justice Committee hosted two events: o A speaker to discuss the issue of housing inequality in Orlando on Dec. 1 o Habitat for Humanity build in November
Upcoming Programs not to be missed! The YES luncheon will be honoring Beverly Smith on January 12th! For information and to register visit www.crjorlando.org/sisterhood. It will be a great time and we want to honor all her wonderful energy and service to CRJ and sisterhood! On 2/2/20 CRJ will be hosting a Mitzvah Day! Sisterhood is creating Care Bags for patients receiving chemotherapy at a downtown Hospital. Donation requests include - fleece lap blankets, warm/fuzzy socks, magazines, puzzle books, lip balm, unscented hand cream, chewing gum/hard candy, snacks and other items that might help someone pass the time. (Men and Women) Look for a more detailed list in emails and flyers!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL UPCOMING SISTERHOOD PROGRAMS AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOVLVED VISIT WWW.CRJORLANDO.ORG/SISTERHOOD
Austin Ryan Morrison, son of Maggie and Marc Morrison, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on January 11, 2020.
Austin is a 7th grade honor roll student at Corner Lake Middle School. Austin enjoys traveling, spending
time with his friends, playing with friends on his Xbox and playing with his dog, Katie. For his Mitzvah project, he raised $568 for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by doing a 24 hour Xbox marathon. He ranked in the top 7% of almost 50,000 fundraisers doing similar projects. Austin would like to thank his tutors, Dr Sulkes-Freeman and Cantor Jacki, along with Rabbi Engel for their help. He is looking forward to celebrating with friends and family from near and far. Finally, he is grateful to his parents and sister, Elena, for their love and support.
Lila Frances Gerber, daughter of Dori and Doug Gerber, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on January 25, 2020.
Lila is in the 7th Grade at Teague Middle School where she excels in all of her classes, but she especially loves her
Civics class which has made her consider becoming a lawyer in the future. Lila is a member of TMS’s yearbook staff and enjoys interviewing her peers, taking pictures and writing stories for the school’s yearbook that will be published at the end of the school year. When not studying or writing stories, you can catch her behind home plate at her favorite place in the world - the softball field! Lila has been playing softball since she was 8-years-old and has dreams of playing for the Florida Gators when she goes to college. Lila would like to thank her tutor, Dr. Sacharoff, as well as Rabbi Engel and Cantor Jacki, for their guidance over the past year. She has been working extremely hard towards her Bat Mitzvah and looks forward to celebrating it with her parents, her sister, Jacqui, her dog Milo and her family and friends from near and far.
Skyla Elizabeth Silver, daughter of Alicia and Jason Silver, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on February 8, 2020. Skyla is a 7th grader at Tuskawilla Middle School. She has always been an A+ student and was inducted into the National Junior Honors Society last year.
Skyla plays on the school volleyball team and plays club volleyball. She loves music, singing, going to her favorite summer camps, and hanging out with family and friends. Skyla would like to thank Dr. Sulkes-Freeman for her time, patience, and guidance. She is looking forward to sharing her joyous accomplishment with her parents, sister Gillia, brother Renner and her family and friends.
Max Aaron Anders, son of Rebecca and Christopher Anders, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on February 29, 2020. Max is a 7th grader at Jackson Heights Middle School and a graduate of The Jewish Academy of Orlando. Max enjoys playing baseball where he is a pitcher and 3rd
baseman and is on a club swim team as well. When Max is not participating in sports, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family and looks forward to his summers spent in NC at Camp Judaea. Max has been preparing for this day since kindergarten when he began his Hebrew and Judaic studies at JAO. We are all looking forward to sharing this wonderful occasion and celebrating all of Max’s accomplishments with our friends and family.
THANK YOU to our wonderful Trivia Night Sponsors!- Mitch Barnett & Michele Brennan- Zenith Travel ConsultantsA good time was had by all and we raised over $2,000 for the temple. Thank you to all who attended!
Matzo Ball Soup & Salad Bar Shabbat on March 6th!
BUTTERFLY GARDEN FUNDIn Memory OfMary Ruth Lavin, Sister of Los Silverberg from Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Lois SilverbergLee Coplan from Ms. Rebecca Halligan
CULTURAL ARTS FUNDIn Memory OfRobert Milsom from Mr. Martin & Mrs. Emily GlicksteinMeyer Sobine, Father of Bernis Hecht from Ms. Bernis Hecht
DENISE COHEN LIBRARY FUNDIn Memory OfCarl Davison, Beloved father of Joy Dreyfus from Mrs. Joy Dreyfus
FEED THE HOMELESS FUNDIn Memory OfWilliam O. Murphy, from Beverly & Bill MurphyHerman & Winifred Lilling, Parents of Paul Lilling from Dr. Paul & Mrs. Lois LillingFiona Heimann, Aunt of Susan Newman from Mr. David & Mrs. Susan NewmanHilda Newman, Mother of David Newman from Mr. David & Mrs. Susan NewmanLewis Levenstein, Father of Dolores Titen from Mr. Jack & Mrs. Dolores TitenHilda Sacks, Sister of Barbara Bogle. May her big smile always be happy and rest in peace from Mrs. Barbara BogleFrances Peetluk, Sister of Louise Frankel from Mrs. Louise FrankelWilliam Petchesky, Father of Louise Frankel from Mrs. Louise FrankelMarion Frankel, Mother-in-law of Louise Frankel from Mrs. Louise FrankelLou Silberman from Mrs. Sally SilbermanAnn Grubstein, Mother of Sheila Grubstein from Ms. Shelia Grubstein
GENERAL DONATION FUNDIn Memory OfRosalind Levitt from Michael LevittRosalind Levitt from Barri BernsteinRosalind Levitt, Dear Friend of Arlene and David from David and Arlene GriffinDavid Schiller, Father of Madeleine Vilmos from Dr. Paul & Mrs. Madeleine VilmosRoz Levitt, from Mark Glazer & Cindy StoneRosalind Levitt, from Mark and Robin CohenEdward Rubin, Father of Marjorie Helman from Mr. Alan & Mrs. Marjorie HelmanDr. Murphy Sigalow, Father of David Sigalow from Mr. David Sigalow & Mrs. Heather WalshAlbert E. Levine, Father of Edward Levine from Mr. Edward Levine & Ms. Lydia DanteLillian Becker, Mother of Gary Becker and Esther Siegal from Mr. Gary & Mrs. Helene BeckerHoward Sacharoff, from Mr. Pierre & Mrs. Rosalyn HaskelsonHoward Kreitner, from Mr. Pierre & Mrs. Rosalyn HaskelsonMary Nell Ponder, Mother of Charlotte Schwartz from Mr. Winston & Mrs. Charlotte SchwartzEllen Silverman, Beloved wife of Charles Silverman from Mr. Charles SilvermanSidney Henner, from Mr. Charles SilvermanWilliam L. Metz, Husband of Pearl Metz from Mrs. Pearl Metz
Donations (October 1 through November 30, 2019) The Congregation of Reform Judaism respectfuly requests a minimum donation of $10.
Norma Lish, from Mrs. Phyllis LieblichHoward Kreitner, Father of Cindy Weiss Blechman from Ms. Bernis HechtLawrence Kaspin, from Ms. Joan KaspinLawrence Kaspin, Brother of Joan Kaspin from Ms. Joan KaspinRosalind Levitt from Rabbi Ronald and Rhonda Rothg
HENRY & SYLVIA GROSSMAN FUNDIn honor of Felecia and Brent Ziegler’s anniversary from Barbara Grossman
HOWARD ALTMAN CARING COMMUNITY FUNDIn Honor OfRabbi Engel, in appreciation of High Holiday Honor from Mr. Sammy Goldstein & Mr. Bill Yahner
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FUNDIn Memory OfJoseph Kessler, Father of Allison Levie from Ms. Allison Levie
MELVIN YARMUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDIn Memory OfEverett Kramer, Beloved Husband of Dorene Kramer and Beloved Father of Michelle Bloom from Mrs. Dorene KramerFrances Levie, Grandmother of Allison Levie from Ms. Allison Levie
MEMORIAL FUNDIn Memory OfRosalind Levitt from Mr. Seymour & Mrs. Peggy Benson
PRAYER BOOK FUNDIn Memory OfArthur Stone, Beloved Husband of Betty Stone from Mrs. Betty Stone
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUNDIn Honor OfRabbi Engel during the High Holy Days, from Ferit Arditi Nathan Bedell, Our grandson’s participation in Yom Kippur service from Mr. Lawrence & Mrs. Barbara SteinerKaren Burnstine’s 60th Birthday from Mr. Martin & Mrs. Emily GlicksteinRabbi Engel officiating our wedding wedding from Mr. Richard Trock & Ms. Susan GodorovRabbi Engel for officiating daughter Jordan and Nicholas Reidich’s wedding from Mr. Edward KerbenMarvin Newman and Ellen Prague’s Birthday from Mrs. Marilyn GoldmanMartin and Ellen Prague’s Anniversary from Mrs. Marilyn GoldmanRabbi Engel, Appreciation of helping with Shabbat Service from Ms. Joan KaspinRabbi Engel, Happy Holidays from George Braunstein
In Memory OfRosalind Levitt, from Ellen GoldringRuth Schiller, Mother of Madeline from Dr. Paul & Mrs. Madeleine VilmosRosalind Levitt from Larry & Peggy OkuneffRoz Levitt, Mother of Michael Levitt from Michael and Ellen Levitt
Florence and Meyer Wax, Parents of Zena from Mr. Dan Freeman & Dr. Zena Sulkes-FreemanRoz Levitt, Mother of Harvey from Mr. Harvey & Mrs. Mara LevittLouis Weinberg, Father of Joseph from Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Judy WeinbergHarry and Anne Brooks, Parents of Muray from Mr. Murray & Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks
On Behalf OfMax Reis’s service and Shivas from Mr. Richard & Mrs. Gayle Reis
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL EDUCATION FUNDIn Memory OfHoward Sacharoff from Allison LevieHoward Sacharoff from Beverly and Bill Murphyfrom Mr. Dan Freeman & Dr. Zena Sulkes-FreemanHoward Sacharoff from Mr. Martin & Mrs. Emily GlicksteinHoward Sacharoff from Mr. Sammy Goldstein & Mr. Bill YahnerHoward Sacharoff from Mr. Melvin KohnHoward Sacharoff from Mrs. Bea TravitskyRoz Levitt from Mrs. Betty MonroeHoward Sacharoff from Mrs. Judith LazevRuth E. Miller from Mrs. Karen BurnstineHoward Sacharoff from Ms. Beverly B. SmithHoward Sacharoff from Ms. Debra GoldHoward Sacharoff from Ms. Mary Yasgur
SIDNEY R. GEIST SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE FUNDIn Memory OfSylvia Kessler, Grandmother of Allison from Ms. Allison Levie
SOCIAL ACTION FUNDIn Memory OfGerald Messinger, Father of Lois Lilling from Dr. Paul & Mrs. Lois LillingLawrence Kaswin, Husband of Lois Lilling from Dr. Paul & Mrs. Lois LillingVictor Silberstein from Mr. Roy & Mrs. Jeanne SilbersteinVictor Silberstein, Father of Roy Silberstein from Mr. Roy & Mrs. Jeanne SilbersteinJoseph Kohn and Betty Kohn from Mr. Melvin Kohn
SNEAKERS THAT FIT (SOCIAL ACTION FUND)AnonymousAllan & Lori StruletzAmy WatsonDr. Robert & Mrs. Gail GoldMarilyn WeissmanMr. Al Gross & Mrs. Linda Flower GrossMr. Dan Freeman & Dr. Zena Sulkes-FreemanMr. Elliot & Mrs. Bonnie SchwartzMr. Gary & Mrs. Helene BeckerMr. Mark & Mrs. Cathy LieblichMr. Martin & Mrs. Emily GlicksteinMr. Pierre & Mrs. Rosalyn HaskelsonMr. Roy & Mrs. Jeanne SilbersteinMr. Seymour & Mrs. Peggy BensonMr. Steven & Mrs. Sheryl KurlandMr. Stewart & Mrs. Robin AndersonMr. Melvin KohnMrs. Barbara GrossmanMrs. Louise FrankelMs. Beverly B. SmithMs. Joan KaspinStephanie ClaytonSue Ventura & Gary Singer
In Honor OfPamela Levin from Deborah ZelkowitzPam Levin’s Birthday from Diane HorowitzPam Levin’s big birthday from Mr. Chet & Mrs. Barbara PeckettJudy Godorov from Mr. Sammy Goldstein & Mr. Bill YahnerDr. and Mrs Larry Halperin from Ms. Judy GodorovSusan Godorov and Rick Trock’s Wedding from Ms. Judy GodorovPam Levin’s Special Birthday with Love from Renee JanovitzPam Levine birthday from Robin Siegel
In Memory OfBarry, Phyllis and Irving Levin and Irwin Leider from Pamela LevinCindy Irwin Cline from Allison LevieBarry Levin from Darrell & Kim SmithBarry Levin, BFF of Dr. Eugene Schwartz from Dr. Eugene & Mrs. Bernice Walker SchwartzBarry Levin from Dr. Lawrence & Mrs. Susan HalperinJerome Nachimson, Brother or Susan Olsson from Mr. Timothy & Mrs. Susan OlssonDr. Barry Levin, Seward Fleet, Sophie Fleet, Irvin Leider, and Dr. Julius Hornstein, Rabbi Steven Engel and Cantor Jacki Rawiszer from Ms. Bette Ann LeiderBeloved Friend, Barry Levin from Pamela & Jay Kaplan
STANLEY S. BLOOM SOCIAL HALL/KITCHEN RENOVATIONIn Memory OfStanley Bloom from Ally Halperin and Farrar HudkinsHoward Sacharoff, Father of Alex Sacharoff from Mrs. Barbara Grossman
STEPHEN FEINBERG MEMORIAL FUNDIn Honor OfDr. Stuart Dropkin, in his kindness for helping Brenda Fisher Wetmore from James Wetmore & Mrs. Brenda Fisher WetmoreJoan Kaspin’s special service from Mr. Martin & Mrs. Emily Glickstein
In Memory OfJack Fallik, Beloved Father of Cynthia Milligan from Mr. James & Mrs. Cynthia MilliganRobert Milsom. Justice Milsom’s Father from Mrs. Barbara GrossmanRobert Milsom from Nancy Weber
TILLIE SONDOCK MUSIC LIBRARY FUNDIn Honor OfMarty and Emil Glickstein’s Anniversary from Mrs. Marilyn Goldman
In Memory OfBob Milsom, father of Justice Milsom. from Allison Levie and Jay Adler
TORAH RESTORATION FUNDIn Memory OfGrace Fine Silverman, Beloved mother of Charles Silverman from Mr. Charles Silverman
Daniel & Alyse Hyatt on the birth of their daughter Miriam on October 30th. Julie & Matthew Levine on the birth of their daughter Chloe Jane on November 8th.Wendy & Omar Cintron on the birth of their son Eden Pax on November 24th.Harriet Weiss & Barney Chepenik as two of the honorees at Kinneret’s “8 over 80” Gala on March 1st.
Sheloshim List Zichronam Livracha, May their memories be for a blessing
Kolman Brand, Husband of Judy BrandSolomon Esquenazi, Brother of Arnold EsquenaziRosalind Levitt, Longtime Member Sidney Henner, Father of Michael HennerHoward Kreitner, Father of Pam Alonso & Cindy Weiss BlechmanHoward Sacharoff, Father of Alex SacharoffMax Reis, Son of Gayle and Richard Reis & Brother of Rachel ReisRobert Milsom, Father of Justice Milsom
Tree of Life Engraved Leaves $250/each
Engraved Bricks Located under the overhang by
the front doors - $118/ea Memorial Plaques
Sanctuary - $650/one- $1000/two
Oneg Shabbat Sponsor an Oneg after a Shabbat
service- $250 donation
Chai Sponsorship Cost includes printing & mailing $550
bi-monthly- 6 issues per year
CRJ Cemetery Have you thought about pre-planning?
Cemetery plots are available in the CRJ Cemetery at Woodlawn
1 Ava Hull2 Max Intro2 Elliot Schwartz2 Scott Richman3 Helene Becker3 Douglas Gerber3 Payton Hayes5 Lauren Kaplan5 Sarah Demsky6 Bobby Hayes6 Rachael Schott6 Seth Borenstein6 Paige Adler6 Alyssa Anderson7 Harold Kaplan7 Natalie Salem8 Madeleine Vilmos8 Wendy Fender8 Jonathan Albert8 Ashley Chaney8 Kate Kaplan8 Joseph Lacey8 Henry Villaveces9 Rick Sherwin9 Gerard Fiacco9 David Messinger9 Carolyn Weinstein9 Rachel Forman9 Stephanie Lieblich9 Annalivia Messinger10 Carol Esner10 David Weiser10 Jessica Lieblich11 Paul Lilling12 Vyacheslav Makler13 Rosalyn Haskelson13 Martin Kirsch13 Leslie Benzion13 Antonio Tejeda14 Jennifer Peisner14 Emma VanDemark14 Dexter Lagina14 Joshua Harmon15 Matthew Albert15 Lane Silberstein15 Dana Kruger15 Andrew Weinstock15 Alexandra Goldman16 Shirley Engel16 Charlotte Hendelson16 Alfredo Melhado
16 Wendy Cintron17 Kai Kelmachter17 David Adler17 Amelia Hixon18 Judith Echterling- Hawkins18 Cindy Weiss Blechman18 Jordan Friedman18 Daniel Perreault19 Mollie Solomon19 Lisa Bahrami19 Elena Morrison19 Jude Blum19 Harlow Zeide20 Michael Harman21 Billi Arditi21 Lee Zehngebot21 William Dunbrack22 Richard Reis22 Robert Yeager22 Frank Silverman22 Gail Cohen22 Lila Gerber22 Delaney Steinmetz23 Helen Tetenbaum23 Madison Kerben24 Murray Brooks24 Charlotte Schwartz24 Renee Ross24 Joshua Salzman24 Hannah Jacobson24 Madison Jacobson24 Austin Morrison25 Stephen Reich25 Mark Silverberg25 Logan Sonne26 Daniel Hyatt27 Marsha Freeman27 Jose Alonso28 Helene Rasmussen28 Risa Nicholson28 Daniel Broussard28 Avi Selsky29 Marc Morrison29 Carolyn Tilton30 Barbara Steiner30 Donna Abramson30 Zachary Blum31 Stuart Caban-Siegel31 Michael Osber31 Adam Baumgarten
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If you do not see your birthday or anniversary listed please contact Julie Begani at [email protected] so we can celebrate with you!
1 Judi Redlich & Richard Bernstein1 Jason & Alicia Silver1 Valerie Feldman & Floyd Sykora1 Scott & Meredith Zornek2 Felipe & Melissa Villaveces3 Whit & Tracey Watson4 Rachel & Donald VanDemark, Jr.5 Belinda Ghitis & David Messinger6 William & Beverly Murphy8 Debra Rosenbluth & Ben Robinson12 Stephen & Dorey Wolf15 Judith Rosenbluth & Emery Rosenbluth Jr. 15 Clifford & Rivka Selsky15 Robert & Susan Michalczak16 Gary & Barbara Borenstein17 Ryan & Rebecca Adams19 Lynn & Wayne Dictor26 Kevin & Dirce Smily26 Stephen & Shyla Reich31 Stephen & Arlene Guss31 Estelle Stetz-Marcus & Albert Marcus
1 Judy Doyle1 Elliot Cooperman1 David Kassander1 David Forman1 Sydney Regenstreif2 Martin Alpert2 Gary Baumgarten2 Rachel Milsom2 Alex Kaufman-Long2 Emily Sasser2 Kelsey Maxwell3 Gail Chernak3 Sean Bogle3 Simon Kuritzky4 Paolo Castellano5 Stuart Lewis5 Tony Moreno5 Penelope Robinson6 Jill Cousins6 Allana Katz6 Eric Toye6 Jenna Richman7 Joseph Galkin7 Shyla Reich7 Diane Sunshine7 Alex Dunbrack7 Nicole Sykora8 Inca Silver8 Joseph Kantor8 Vicki Peisner8 Steven Bedell8 Mason Hayes9 Jeffrey Silvershein9 Francie Schaffer9 Coby Scanlon9 Anabelle Adelson9 Ellis Seltzer10 Elinor Silverberg10 Robert Kushner10 James Wetmore10 Nancy Wolf10 Taylor Clayman11 Phillip Rosenberg11 Donna Chenot- Smargon12 Wendy Silver13 Marilyn Greenhut13 Jeanne Silberstein13 Zachary Watson13 Lexi Landa13 Andrew Goldman14 Joy Dreyfus14 Sheryl Sacharoff14 Roy Silberstein14 Daniel Esquenazi14 Sharon Ginsburg15 Gary Forster15 Seth Rosenblatt15 Heather Barkin15 Daniel Welch15 Carli Moreno
15 Maya Milsom15 Hannah Harman15 Jason Ser15 Nathaniel Robinson16 Heather Sauls17 Irving Benedon17 Lillian Berkowitz17 Timothy Olsson17 Ava Maxwell17 Michael Schneider18 Philip Perreault18 Hilary Cooperman18 Chris Anders18 Miriam Hixon18 Carrie Rich18 Maya Salem19 Jamie Demsky20 Allison Sykora20 Jordyn Cohen20 Levi Robinson21 Esther Wolman21 Marjorie Helman21 Jack Rottenberg21 Sarah Bachrach21 Ashton Sauls22 Jane Gleick22 Harriet Weiss22 Barry Katz22 Robin Warner22 Annalise Ward22 Ella Mendelsohn22 Leo Weiss23 Dorey Wolf23 Harrison Wolf24 Bernice Walker Schwartz24 Alana Brenner24 Amy Warner24 Caroline Carlton24 Ruby Albert24 Isaac Robinson25 Alexandra Weinberg26 Ken Mickenberg26 Douglas Kling26 Richard Cohn26 Rebecca Bauer26 Ryan Adams26 Jonathan Friedman26 Delaney DeAguilera26 Lily Adler26 Benjamin Begani27 Beth Weiss27 Justice Milsom27 Lee Seltzer27 Brandon Mintzer27 Elliot Albert28 Max Amon28 Marshall Adler28 Mark Kaplan28 Alexander Bisbee28 Max Anders
1 Benjamin & Alexandra Weinberg3 Andrew & Brooke Kuritzky10 Jared & Leslie Weiner12 Michael & Susan Harman14 Lee Sasser & Nancy Weber17 Christopher & Julie Begani20 Susan McKena & Suzan Abramson21 David & Debbi Pariser24 Mark & Lois Silverberg25 Mark & Mary Ann Kaplan27 John & Shayna Reich28 Jonathan & Angela Blum
Don’t forget to bring your newspapers to the Temple for recycling. Please place them in the big green dumpster.
No plastic and phone books please!
also.... Donate your used shopping bags (plastic and reusable) to JFS’s Food Pantry! You can drop them off in the
office at CRJ.
Recycle Your Newspapers (and used shopping bags)
at CRJFRIEND US!
School of Chai
What the CRJ Care Teamdoes for CRJ Congregants:
What the CRJ Hospital Team does for CRJ Congregants:
• Driving those in need to Doctors’ Appointments, Grocery Store, Pharmacy, CRJ Services and Events
• Delivering and/or Preparing Meals after a Hospital Stay or Giving Birth
• Visits to the hospital when a congregant is admitted for an extended stay
• Celebrate Shabbat and holidays with congregants in the hospital
20 (25 Sh'vat) 21 (26 Sh'vat) 6:00p Club 56 Shabbaton
6:02p Candle Lighting 7:00p Shabbat Kabbalat
22 (27 Sh'vat) Mishpatim 12:00a Club 56 Shabbaton
10:00a Bagels and Bible with Rabbi Sherwin
23 (28 Sh'vat) 9:30a School of Chai 9:30a EJL: Kitah Bet
12:30p Chaverim Circus Training
Kitah Bet Mishpacha Day
24 (29 Sh'vat) 5:30p Yala
25 (30 Sh'vat) 26 (1 Adar) 12:00p Torah Study
4:00p School of Chai 7:30p Nosh Class
27 (2 Adar) 28 (3 Adar) NFTY Spring Kallah
6:00p Shabbat Service & Kindergarten Concecration
6:07p Candle Lighting
29 (4 Adar) T'rumah NFTY Spring Kallah
10:00a Bar Mitzvah of Max Anders 7:16p Havdalah
For more information about CRJ and other CRJ programs please visit www.crjorlando.org/calendar
Bubbee’s Easy Hamantaschen Recipe
Directions1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until lightly and fluffy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and orange juice. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter to form a stiff dough. If dough is not stiff enough to roll out, stir in more flour. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. (It has always worked better for Bubbee if I cover the dough and refrigerate overnight – but you can also chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes) Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or the rim or a drinking glass. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of preserves into the center of each one. Pinch the edges to form three corners.3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Ingredients· 3 eggs· 1 cup granulated sugar· 3/4 cup vegetable oil· 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract· 1/2 cup orange juice· 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour· 1 tablespoon baking powder· 1 cup fruit preserves, any flavor
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