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The Bulletin

Union Temple of Brooklyn


Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism

FEBRUARY 2009 Shevat - Adar 5769 Vol. 160, No 6

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
FOR FEBRUARY
SHABBAT SHIRA/BESHALACH
SYNAPLEX SHABBAT
6 Friday Evening
THE SABBATH OF SONG
4:30 PM - Kids’ Shabbat Fun with Yoshie Fruchter
6:00 PM - Work Week Wind Down
6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30 PM - Dinner
8:15 PM - Jazz Night: INNER DIASPORA, featuring Ned
Rothenberg and Friends
Oneg Shabbat to follow, sponsored by Gayle Solomon in
honor of her new grandson Pheonix Jaxson Garcia.
7 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Torah: Exodus 13:17-17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4-5:31
SHABBAT YITRO
13 Friday Evening 6:30 PM
14 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Torah: Exodus 18:1-20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-7:6:9:5-6
SHABBAT MISHPATIM
20 Friday Evening 6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat
21 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
11:15 AM - Tot Shabbat
Torah: Exodus 21:1-24:18 Haftarah: II Kings 12:5-12:16
SHABBAT TERUMAH
27 Friday Evening 8:00 PM
Late Shabbat Service

28 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM


Torah: Exodus 25:1-27:19 Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13

Live and Become, a film about the Operation Moses


airlift of Ethiopian Jews in 1985 in will be shown on
Sunday, February 1st at 1:30 PM
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Officer’s Column
Welcome Dr. Jonathan Hall
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan B. Hall where he also taught adult education
has been engaged to be our new Music Director. classes. He is thoroughly familiar with
Dr. Hall holds a Doctorate of Music from the Jacobs the Reform liturgy and reads Hebrew.
School of Music at Indiana University and he also Rabbi Goodman obtained enthusiastic
holds two Master’s degrees with honors in music and references from the former Rabbi and Cantor of Tem-
English language and literature. Dr. Hall is the Dean ple Beth Or. She and Student Cantor Maria Dubinsky
of the Brooklyn chapter of the American Guild of Or- are looking forward to working with Dr. Hall. Dr.
Hall has played at Union Temple for three Shabbat
ganists.
services and led the Chanukah music program.
He is currently the organist and choir master of St.
John’s Episcopal Church in Cornwall, N.Y. He has I am also pleased to inform you that Student Cantor
twenty years of similar church experience. Dr. Hall Maria Dubinsky has agreed to return to Union Temple
was organist and choir director for five years at Tem- for another year.
ple Beth Or in Washington Township, New Jersey, -Henry Singer, Vice President
Brotherhood
Defiance!
On February 8th, the Brotherhood is pleased to pre- least in the hundreds. We thank Andy Mirer for mak-
sent Josh Waletzky, who will show and discuss his ing the arrangements for Partisans of Vilna.
film Partisans of Vilna. We are especially looking
The Brotherhood Shabbat service and luncheon will
forward to this, after several Brotherhood members
be on March 14th. Erez Mirer and I will each be
got together to watch the film Defiance in January.
chanting part of the Torah reading, Ki Tissa (the
For too long, it was generally believed that the Jews in
Golden Calf), so we hope that you all can attend.
Nazi-controlled parts of Europe went meekly to their
fate, with only a small handful of uprisings. At last, Our next Brotherhood book discussion, on April 26th,
we are learning of brave resistance actions throughout will be about Edward Kritzler’s new book Jewish Pi-
Europe, and not a mere handful, but numbering at rates of the Caribbean. Come and hear about this
amazing and little known part of our history.
-Steve Segall, Brotherhood President

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Religious School The Purim Carnival is a Union Temple tradition with
games, food, prizes and Purim spiels. Any parent or
Plant Yourself at Religious School community member who would like to offer assis-
tance would be much appreciated.
Dear Union Temple Community The Time Capsule Project is a creative effort to help
The Religious School teachers and I are planning for the children decide upon and create materials that they
several school wide events in the coming months and would like to include in our Temple Time Capsule.
I’m inviting all parents and community members to Our students with the guidance of teachers and inter-
consider choosing an event that you are interested in ested community members will create photographs,
and joining in the planning process. The upcoming drawings, articles and reflections.
events are the Tu B’Shevat Seder on February 8, the The Social Action Committee suggested the Mitzvah
Purim Carnival on March 8th, the Time Capsule Pro- Day Oral History Project. The purpose of this project
ject in honor of the Temple’s 160th Anniversary, and is multifold. Students will develop questions and work
the Mitzvah Day Oral History Project. on their interviewing skills prior to meeting elders of
The Tu B’Shevat Seder is a celebration of the New our community. The information they gather will be
Year for the Trees. According to the Talmud there are included in a Bulletin article and may also be included
four different types of New Years, and the 15th of the in the Time Capsule. Later in the spring, students will
month of Shevat is the New Year dedicated to the visit a local senior residence and visit with and inter-
trees. Tu B’Shevat marks the beginning of spring in view residents.
Israel and is a time of renewal and connection to na- I am hoping that many parents and community mem-
ture. The Tu B’Shevat Seder we will be celebrating bers will volunteer to help with these projects. Please
was designed using kabbalistic principles and helps us contact me at alandowne@hotmail.com if you are in-
to connect more fully to the worlds of assiyah, terested in becoming involved.
yetzirah,briyah, and atzilut (action, emotion, thought,
and spirit). This year with Israel on our minds we will Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year,
make a special effort to connect the holiday to the cur- -Ann Landowne, Principal
rent situation in Israel.

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Tzedakah
UNION TEMPLE MEMORIAL FUND
Donated by .......................................................................... In memory of
Marilyn Goodman......................................................................... Eric Schein
Erica Shatz-Spry ........................................................................... Kopel Shatz
Erica Shatz-Spry ........................................................................... Jack Shatz
Erica Shatz-Spry ........................................................................... Jack Shatz
Beth L. Kurfirst............................................................................. Saul Kurfirst
Beth L. Kurfirst............................................................................. Arlene Lawrence
Mr & Mrs. David Zubnick............................................................ Alex Zubnick
Robert Levine-Fried ................................................................. Sylvia Wolfson Fried
Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman....................................................... Jeanette Henry

PRAYER BOOK FUND


Donated by .................................................................. In memory of
Arnold and Ellen Kolikoff ........................................................................Sarah Kolikoff
Arnold and Ellen Kolikoff ........................................................................Seymour Kolikoff
Sheila Solow ..............................................................................................Linda Karpman
Arlene Greendlinger..................................................................................Amy DeSantis
Donated by .................................................................. In honor of
Arnold and Ellen Kolikoff ........................................................................ Julia’s Kolikoff’s Bat Mitzvah

HAPPY DAY FUND


Donated by .......................................................................... In honor of
Gayle Solomon ........................................................................................the birth of her grandson Phoenix Jaxson Garcia to her
children Marissa Solomon and Jason Garcia
Doris Klueger.............................................................................................Sophie Miller’s Bat Mitzvah
Doris Klueger.............................................................................................Lucas Mirer’s Bar Mitzvah
Doris Klueger.............................................................................................birth of Valerie Chu daughter of Daniella Lednicer and Darryl Chu
Beatrice Hanks...........................................................................................birth of Valerie Chu daughter of Daniella Lednicer and Darryl Chu

Preschool
David Shaffer Joins the Preschool
This year we welcomed some wonderful new staff be pursuing an MS in Education in science and envi-
members to the preschool. One of our new additions is ronmental studies.
David Shaffer. Although David started in September,
David’s family are long time Temple members. His fa-
he has been working with our summer program for
ther Martin, z"l served as the Vice President of the Tem-
eight years. David joined us when he was 15 years old
ple and chaired many committees. His mother Rose-
as a CIT (Counselor in Training). After working here
marie served as the principal of the Religious School.
that first summer David knew that he wanted to be a
teacher. He has worked here every summer since. -Susan Sporer, Preschool Director
David graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2008 with a We express our deepest sympathy to
BS in Early Childhood Education with a concentration HENRY EHRLICH,
in geography. While attending Oneonta he had sev- and his children
eral internships on and off campus at local preschools SAM, MICHAEL, and MARGARET EHRLICH
and public elementary schools. on the death of their mother and grandmother
David is currently a floater. He works in all of the NORMA EHRLICH
classrooms and on Wednesday afternoons he does a
cooking/baking class with the afternoon threes class, on January 6.
The Swallows. We extend our sympathy as well to
Henry's brothers and sister,
David will be starting graduate school in a few weeks. Jonathan, Richard, and Anne, and their families.
He will be attending Brooklyn College where he will

May her memory be for a blessing
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Memorial Plaques
Clyde Krell.................................................. February 2, 1946
The Bulletin
Sadie Sherer ................................................ February 3, 1937 Union Temple of Brooklyn
Anne F. Solomon ........................................ February 4, 1991 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238
Henrietta Hamburger .................................. February 4, 1920
Frank O. Lane ............................................. February 5, 1929 (718)638-7600
Harry A. Levine .......................................... February 5, 1950 Fax (718) 783-9151
Natalie B. Levinson .................................... February 5, 1958 E-mail uniontemple@uniontemple.org
Moses Nias.................................................. February 6, 1919 Website Uniontemple.org
Max Selig.................................................... February 6, 1930
William L. Spencer ..................................... February 7, 1949 Dr. Linda Henry Goodman
Rabbi
Isabelle B. F. Ettlinger ................................ February 7, 1980
Abraham Bestoff......................................... February 8, 1907 Maria Dubinsky
Solomon May.............................................. February 8, 1919 Student Cantor
Alvin D. Rosenberg .................................... February 9, 1961
David J. Brown ........................................... February 10, 1949 Dr. Jonathan Hall
Hannah Messing ......................................... February 10, 1984 Music Director
Max David .................................................. February 11, 1938
Sol Kolikoff ................................................ February 12, 1970 Dr. Ann Landowne
School of Religion Principal
Milton Igelheimer ....................................... February 13, 1907
Dora Sacher................................................. February 14, 1954 Susan Sporer
Anna Solow................................................. February 14, 2002 Preschool Director
Max Schey .................................................. February 16, 1931
Stella Sterzelbach........................................ February 16, 1960 Doris Klueger
Helen Epstein.............................................. February 16, 1987 President
Hyman Kleiman .......................................... February 16, 1987
Henry Singer
Thomas Newman ........................................ February 18, 1910 Jeffrey Stein
Henry Bregstein .......................................... February 18, 1929 Vice Presidents
Millie W. Baar ............................................ February 18, 1966
Celine L Rosenthal...................................... February 19, 1947 Ellen Kolikoff
Regina Weiss Brown .................................. February 19, 2000 Secretary
Fannie Baar ................................................. February 20, 1947
Phineas Peters ............................................. February 20, 1951 Beatrice Hanks
Morris Messing, Past President.................. February 20, 1969 Treasurer
Kate K. Spitzer............................................ February 22, 1937 Mike Baron
Dr. Milton G. Wasch................................... February 22, 1957 Hortense R. Hurwitz
Stella Baar................................................... February 22, 1959 Honorary Presidents
Charlotte Levy ............................................ February 22, 1997
Capt. C. S. Rockmore ................................. February 24, 1945 Eleanor Forman
Dr. Irving Flyer ........................................... February 25, 1961 Honorary Trustee
Madeleine S. Wallach ................................. February 26, 1996
Julius Altschul............................................. February 27, 1953 David Rapheal
Fanny Nachman .......................................... February 28, 1918 Bulletin Editor
Arnold M. Heller, Past President ............... February 29, 1992 John Golomb
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February 2009 Shevat-Adar 5769
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6 SYNAPLEX 7
9:30 AM THE SABBATH OF
Religious School; SONG 9:00 AM
160th Anniversary 4:30 PM Adult Shabbat
Committee Kids’ Shabbat Fun Study Hevre
6:00 PM 10:30 AM
1:30 PM 4:00 PM Work Week Shabbat Morning
“Live and Become” Religious School Wind Down Service
Film B’nei Mitzvah Track 6:30 PM
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat
Trope for Adults Pot Luck Dinner
6:30 PM Jazz Night
Officer’s Mtg. 7:30 PM

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
9:30 AM 9:00 AM
Religious School; Adult Shabbat
160th Anniversary Study Hevre
Committee 10:30 AM
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning
Kinder Kef Service
9:00 AM
Social Action
Committee 4:00 PM
Religious School
11:00 AM
6:00 PM B’nei Mitzvah Track 6:30 PM
Brotherhood Movie
Bd of Trustees 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat
Partisans of Vilna
Trope for Adults

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Religious School 9:00 AM
Vacation Adult Shabbat
Study Hevre
10:30 AM
6:30 PM Shabbat Morning
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
11:15 AM
Tot Shabbat

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Religious School Rosh Chodesh Adar Rosh Chodesh Adar 9:00 AM
Vacation Adult Shabbat
Study Hevre
9:30 AM 10:30 AM
160th Anniversary Shabbat Morning
Committee Service

4:00 PM
Religious School 8:00 PM
B’nei Mitzvah Track Late Shabbat
6:30 PM Service
Trope for Adults

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