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OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER


OCTOBER 2019
TISHREI / CHESHVAN 5780
SPRINGFIELD, OH
MAZAL TOV TO...

- Marvin Silverstein who celebrated his 2nd Bar Mitzvah on September 13
- Diane Smith whose 2nd great-granddaughter Blake was born September 17

PLEASE JOIN US...
When Sam Kossoff, whose very aggressive brain tumor has recurred, is visiting Springfield. An Open House will be held at 330 Titus Road, Springfield Ohio, hosted by Ron and Jan Spier on Saturday, October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP to jspier@woh.rr.com by October 1st. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served.

OF INTEREST...
You may wish to Google and read online ''My First Trip to Israel - Nate Ebner.'' Nate is a member of the New England Patriots football team and was the featured speaker at Sports Night in 2015. His grandfather Dick is a member of Temple Sholom.

THANK YOU
has been received from Northminster Presbyterian Church for our donation of shoes for their WaterStep donation. This year, they collected 6,916 pounds of shoes and will be able to fund 2 full water purification systems and a portion of a third system.

ADULT ED CLASS...
Please make note that there will be NO class held on Tuesdays at noon until October 29.

~ RABBI'S CORNER ~

Friends, this is the season when
-- the question is asked: ''In the coming year, who will live and who will die?''
-- we pray to be written in the Book of Life.
-- we are reminded that although we may not have control over the
QUANTITY of our days, we do have control over their QUALITY.

As we begin this new year of 5780, may we take to heart these words by the poet Peter Nielsen:
Every minute someone leaves this world behind.
Age has nothing to do with it.
We are all in this line without realizing it.
We never know how many people are before us.
We cannot move to the back of the line.
We cannot step out of the line.
We cannot avoid the line.


So, while we wait in line -

Make moments count.
Make a difference.
Make the call.
Make priorities.
Make the time.
Make your gifts known.
Make a nobody feel like a somebody.
Make your voice heard.
Make the small things big.
Make someone smile.
Make the change.
Make yourself a priority.
Make love.
Make up.
Make peace.
Make sure to tell your people they are loved.
Make waves.
Make sure to have no regrets.
Make sure you are ready.

-- Rabbi Cary Kozberg

~ HIGH HOLY DAY INFO ~
~ 5780 SCHEDULE ~
Sunday, Sept 29, 8:00 PM

Erev Rosh Hashana
Service and Oneg

Monday, Sept 30, 10:00 AM
Rosh Hashana Morning Service
12:30 PM
Tashlikh Service at Reid Park

Tuesday, Oct 8, 8:00 PM
Kol Nidre Service

Wednesday, Oct 9, Yom Kippur
10 AM - Morning Service
1 PM - Yom Kippur Discussion
3:30 PM - Afternoon Service
5 PM -Yizkor Memorial Service
5:30 PM - Concluding Service
6:30 PM - Havdalah/Break the Fast


YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON PROGRAM
The Future of American Jewry: Going Down the Mississippi River or the Colorado River?

This year's Yom Kippur Afternoon program will focus on recent discussion between Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Tal Kienan, author of the acclaimed book God Is In the Crowd: Twenty-First Century Judaism.
The former Chief Rabbi of England, Rabbi Sacks is a prolific author and the premier Jewish theologian/thinker of our time.
Raised in a secular Jewish home, Tal Kienan was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy where he experienced a ''Jewish awakening.'' In 1990, he made aliyah to Israel and became a fighter pilot in the IAF - the only new immigrant to have joined the ranks of the IAF Air Crew. Returning to the States after his military service, Mr. Kienan received his BA at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a venture capitalist AND social activist, and one of the few Israeli investors active in the Palestinian Authority.
Following the video of their exchange of views, we will have a chance to give our own feedback.
Anyone who is interested in the future of Jews in America is invited and encouraged to join us.

YOM KIPPUR BREAK-THE-FAST
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

The entire congregation and guests are cordially invited to attend the Temple Break-the-Fast sponsored by the Worship Committee after the final shofar blast of Yom Kippur. Please contact the Temple office if you are willing to bake and donate kugels or cakes for this reception.

MEMORIAL BOOKLET
If you are unable to attend the High Holy Days services at Temple Sholom but would like to have a copy of this year's Memorial Booklet, please contact the office and we will be happy to mail a copy to you.

BRING A WRAP
In the interest of comfort, you may wish to bring a light jacket for services in the sanctuary. The temperature is generally set a bit cooler so that the participants on the bimah will not be too warm.

TEMPLE OFFICE CLOSED
The Temple office will be closed for Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Oct 9; for Sukkot on Monday, Oct 14; and for Shmini Atzeret on Monday, Oct 21.

COME INTO THE ''SUKKIE''
WE'LL GIVE YOU A COOKIE

During the Sukkot holiday (October 14-21), everyone is invited to observe the mitzvah of spending time in the Temple's Sukkah, located on the patio. Weather permitting, you are invited to bring a lunch or a snack and enjoy some quiet time during this Jewish ''thanksgiving'' holiday.
Rabbi Kozberg will be having lunch and conducting his Tuesday class in the Sukkah on Oct. 15. The oneg Shabbat on Oct. 18 will also be in the Sukkah (again, weather permitting).
As they say in Hebrew:
Y'ALL COME!


~ SIMCHAT TORAH ~
OCTOBER 25, 6:00 PM

Join the celebration as we complete the year's reading of the Torah and begin the cycle once again. Rabbi Cary Kozberg will lead the service, and a pizza supper will be sponsored by the Worship Committee. Please RSVP to the Temple office by Wednesday, October 23 if you plan to attend.

~ CONTRIBUTIONS ~

- A generous donation has been received from Inas Sisler in memory of her husband Jeff

DIAMOND
- In honor of Marvin Silverstein's 2nd Bar Mitzvah from Rick and Anna Krauss, the Eddie Leventhal Family
- With thanks to Fran Rickenbach for the holiday challahs from the Nedelman/Fish families

GOLD
- In honor of Marvin Silverstein's 2nd Bar Mitzvah from Larry and Kim Fish, Gail Russack, Itzca Zohar
- In memory of Douglas Goldman from Paul Cornez
- In memory of my father Arthur from Paul Cornez

JEFFREY D EBNER YOUTH FUND
- In memory of Jeffrey David Ebner from Lyla, Harvey and Ann Bailin

~ YAHRZEIT LIST ~

OCT 4: Ida Reva Block, Jane L. Ensten, Hyman E. Levy, James Goldman (brother of Lloyd), Ruth Miller, Seymour Miller, Lester Stein (father of Leslie Buerki)

OCT 11: Sophia S. Kossoff, Michael N. Maybruck, Florence A. Tannenbaum, Max Levitan, Sandra Marenberg (sister of Gerald)

OCT 18: Harry Bernstein, Barnett Brizman, Elsa M. Kleeman, Samuel Klein, Daniel Rich, Lance William Rich, Nathan Rollins, Louis Schuman, Ella Farber Katz, Sarah Leventhal (mother of Eddie), Alyse R. Weiss (mother of Brian)

OCT 25: Theodore Adler, Jack Brammer, Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, Julius G. Hoeflich, Gary Krauss (father of Rick), Larry Sanders, Retta Wolff, Esther Zitsman

NOV 1: Barbara Kempler, Sylvia Anne Lapinsky, Pearl S. Levine, Abraham Silverberg, Arthur A. Strauss, Gloria L. Zitsman, Eva Wile Friedsam, Gabriel Greenland