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Womens League of Temple Beth Sholom

For Women of All Ages & All Stages

The Vision
Enriching the lives of our members since 1945

Editor: Melanie Greenberg

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January / February 2015


CONTENTS:
Presidents Message 2
VP Reports 2-3
Photos/Sponsors 4
Tributes/Dedications 5-6
Lets Celebrate 7"
Event Calendar/SJS 8

S.I.G.s: Special
Interest Groups
Join us for Book
Club selections
and fun
discussions,
whether you read
the book or not.
Sharon Lancz,
Chair

DINNER WITH FRIENDS


For WLTBS Members only
Ladies - please join us for Dinner With Friends on
Tuesday, January 13th at 5:30 pm at
The Veggie House, 5115 Spring Mountain Road. Cost is $25 per
person. RSVP by January 2nd to me by either calling 702-778-1071 or
to my email address: ravmom@schnee.com
Please write your checks to WLTBS with 'DWF' in the memo line.

Join us monthly,
THURSDAYS
from 9:30-11AM
for a spiritual
and wonderful
discussion
about prayers.

Send checks to TBS.

Mishloach Manot
Mania!
Its a mitzvah!*
Womens League of Temple Beth Sholom
Fun for Families & All Ages!
Sunday, March 1st from 10AM to 2PM
at Temple Beth Sholom
Make hamantashen, decorate & fill
Mishloach Manot boxes to give or donate.
Pre-Orders must be made by February 1st
Pre-order 10 boxes & get 1 free!
PRE-ORDERING not required to attend event
Order form on p. 6

GIRLS
TIME OUT

Hands
ON

Fun events &


learning for women
of all ages!
Marsha Cohen, Chair
NEWLY FORMED:
Learn how to chant
from the Torah &
much more, whatever
interests the group!
Elaine Schnee, Chair

Celebrate
Rosh
Friends, wine, Chodesh
chocolate &
with
learning. Meets
monthly at 7PM toWLTBS
9PM. Contact
Lillian at lillian@radomsky.org
Please email your name,
phone and in
which S.I.G./s you are
interested to
wltbslv@gmail.com

Presidents Message: Carole Kainen


I am thankful to everyone who participated in
our Maccabee Market event. The volunteers were
top notch. The committee was amazing. Fred
Memar and his Magician friend were a great hit, as
were the USY performers and of course, who could
forget our wonderful belly dancers. Liz Goodman
even did a very fun, interactive lesson with the kids
and our Rabbi. Thank you also to those people who
came to the event and shared the fun with us. This
was a new event we tried this year. Our committee
for the event will evaluate its success and who
knows what next year's Hanukkah program will be,
but it's guaranteed to be fun and interesting.
Moving forward, we have our Dinner with
Friends on January 13th and our Mishloach Manot
Event March 1st for Purim. Please let me or any of
the Women's League Board Members know if you
would like to be on the committee to plan this event.
We love working together with people we know as
well as new women with new ideas. I would love for
you and your family to join us for another fun event
and take part in a mitzvah for Purim.

Membership VP: Jill Super


"
Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year! I hope
everyone had a wonderful holiday season with their
family and friends. I wanted to thank everyone who
attended either or both of the Paid-up Membership
Events. The evening at the Big Horn Olive Oil
Company was a huge success. I would like to thank
the owners for opening their store for a night of
education and socializing. "
"
"
"
In addition, I would like to thank Carole Kainen
for opening her home for a lovely brunch and also to
Lilach Levaton for sharing her experiences in the IDF.
Please welcome our newest Womens League
members, see below right. Just a reminder Womens
League is open to all women; you dont have to be a
Temple Beth Sholom member to join. I am happy to
contact any perspective member.
"
For membership inquires contact me at
jsuper71@yahoo.com or 702-838-1020.

First arrivals to
Membership
event at
Carole Kainens.

Torah Fund VP: Brenda Katz


Mishpachah, more mishpachah and even
more mishpachah!
As I write this article, I am reminded that this
past Shabbat is the first Shabbat my daughter
has spent as a married woman. Yes, last
week she became married and I have a new
son-in-lawmore mishpachah. Along with
this new addition, comes his many siblings
with spouses and MANY nieces and
nephews. My daughter has become a stepmom, step grandmother and I have a three year old step-great granddaughter. Im still
trying to figure out how I am related to my
new extended family and what I should be
called by everyone.
In the last addition of the Vision, I shared with
you the article I was asked to write for this
years TF campaign. The idea was to share
what mishpachah meant to me and its
connection with our beautiful TF pin, the
"Family Tree". The value of each donation
you make to TF increases our opportunity to
ensure that there will indeed be a new
generation of clergy and lay leaders to guide
us, and our mishpachah, as we expand. How
would you feel if you were planning a Bar/Bat
Mitzvah and there were no rabbis or cantors
to help officiate your simcha? Our clergy gets
educated somewhere and that somewhere is
probably the Jewish Theological Seminary in
NYC or the Ziegler School of Rabbinic
Studies in L.A., both beneficiaries of TF $$.
The family member I referred to in my last
article has since been able to marry his 20
year-long partner in a legal ceremony
because the state in which he lives has made
this the law. More mishpachah. A lot has
happened in one month. I am lucky. I bet you
are too. Look around there is someone out
there who needs to be noticed, included and
embraced. And while you are looking, please
remember Torah Fundwe need YOU.

WELCOME TO NEW WLTBS


MEMBERS:
Lilach Levaton, Karen Morris-Mulligan
Nicole Pessin, Lauri Staretz,
Norma Staretz & Danica Torchin

TODAH RABAH TO TMM SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS


SPONSORS
Carole & Ed Kainen
Betsi & Dr. David Steinberg
ACTIVITY SPONSORS
Michelle & Dr. Michael Barney
Barbara & Igal Chozahinoff
Yvette & Ellis Landau
Barbara & Jim Lukasiewicz
Flora Mason
Blanche & Phillip Meisel
Dan Miller
Sherron Slack
Becky & Michael Solomon
Faye & Dr. Leon Steinberg
Drs. Daliah & Corey Wachs
KUGEL COMPETITORS
Caline Cohen Schwartz
Sheila Gershman
Melanie Greenberg
Diane Kaiser
Linda Sklar
Lara Stone

p.3

VOLUNTEERS
Miriam Bar-On
Andrea Behrens
Natalie Berman
Vicki Bloom
Sheila Bloomfield
Nina Boshes
Elissa Burda
Shelley Carroll
Elsa Chiss
Leona Cohen
June Colodny
Marion Davidson
Anita Eckman
Jacquie Frye
Melanie Greenberg
Marie Harvey
Noa Jensch
Lois Joseph
Marisa Kagan
Carole Kainen
Jackie Kramer
Charlotte Kuklin

Sharon Lancz
Stacy Lelah
Mirjam & Shoshana
Lelah
Racheal Mastel
Karen Meppen
Merle Mitzmacher
Lauren Nahin
Renee Premack
Lillian Radomsky
Varda Reizes
Lisa Rosenberg
Cheryl Ross
Juli Ruben
Janet Sameh
Ronnie Sander
Susan Shlisky
Lara & Allison Stone
Jill Super
Jann Trueworthy
Stacey Wolff

WLTBS VOLUNTEER CORNER


TIME FOR MEN TO JOIN THE KITCHEN KREW!
Love to bake, slice, cook or create? WE NEED YOU
&/OR YOUR SPOUSE! We must increase our group
for a variety of events & would love for you to join us!
WL will pay for your Health Card.
You may also earn Donor credit! Contact Melanie at
702-768-0936 or melanieglv@gmail.com
FUNDRAISING EVENT COMMITTEE
The Mishloach Manot Mania is around the corner
and we will need a lot of help with many aspects of
the event. Contact Kim at 702-429-0888 or
memarkfas@cox.net or Elissa at
thebigvege@gmail.com
SCHWARTZ JUDAICA SHOP
There are many ways to help in the SJS. Contact
Lillian at 702-553-9425 or lillian@radomsky.org
Earn Donor credit by working in the SJS!
WLTBS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nominations are almost upon us for the WLTBS
Board of Directors. If you are interested in getting
more involved in this wonderful organization, contact
Melanie at melanieglv@gmail.com or 702-768-0936

Ways & Means VPs:


Kim Memar & Gina Retke
We would like to thank everyone who attended,
volunteered, or attended and volunteered for The
Maccabee Market.
Once again we proved that teamwork can help us
reach our goals and we can even have quite a bit
of fun doing it!
Our next project will be Mishloach Manot Mania,
so start to think about ordering your hamantashen
and/or joining us on Sunday, March 1st to make
some. Last year was a fun-filled event and this
year promises to top that one, so dont miss out!!

K.I.T. Keep in Touch If you know of a college student, give us their name so they can
receive care packages for Jewish holidays. Jill Carmer, Chair

MEMBERSHIP
CHAI
Lovee Arum
Shelley Berkley
Marion Davidson
Mayor Carolyn Goodman
Judy Mack
Flora Mason
Karen Meppen
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Cori Saltzman
Marcy Simon
MAZEL GREETINGS
SPONSORS
Bobbi Altman
Lovee Arum
Adele Baratz
Michelle Barney
Sheila Bloomfield
Barbara Chozahinoff
Marsha Cohen
Estelle Lee Devore
Florence Frost
Melanie Greenberg
Carole Kainen
Diane Kaiser
Marcia Klein Marx
Stacy Lelah
Barbara Lukasiewicz
Flora Mason
Blanche Meisel
Karen Meppen
Lillian Radomsky
Priscilla Schwartz
Elaine Steinberg
Faye Steinberg
Heidi Straus

Womens League Officers & Directors

SPONSORS

Executive Officers 2014-15

CHAVER
Bobbi Altman
Adele Baratz
Miriam Bar-on
Marsha Cohen
Estelle Lee Devore
Sally Eskenazi
Bobbi Feinstein
Helen Feldman
Susan Garber
Ruth Goldfarb
Harriet Grunberg
Marisa Kagan
Carole Kainen
Brenda Katz
Marcia Klein Marx
Blanche Meisel
Susan Molasky
Marci Murdock
Cari Paley
Sharon Pierce
Audrey Plotkin
Renee Premack
Lillian Radomsky
Beverly Ron
Sylvia Schwartzer
Alex Silver
Faye Steinberg
Sally Venger
Devra Weiss

President: Carole Kainen


Executive VP: Lillian Radomsky
Education VPs: Kate St-Pierre & Caline Schwartz
Membership VP: Jill Super
Program VP: Rabbi Elaine Schnee
Public Relations VP: Diane Kaiser
Torah Fund VP: Brenda Katz
Ways & Means VPs: Kim Memar & Gina Retke
Recording Secretary: Melanie Greenberg
Corresponding Secretary: Lois Joseph
Treasurer: Merle Mitzmacher
Financial Secretary: TBA
Counselor: Barbara Lukasiewicz

Board of Directors
Marilyn Barkan
Vicki Bloom
Sheila Bloomfield
Elissa Burda
Marsha Cohen

Sharon Lancz
Stacy Lelah
Noa Jensch
Blanche Meisel
Alexandra Silver

Ex- Officio

Liz Goodman
Margot Menes

The Maccabee
Market

Past Presidents
Adele Baratz
Kathy Brookhart
Sandy Brown
Gerri Cramer
Beverly Eisen
Irene Fisher
Florence Frost
Roberta Gang
Annette Goldfarb ZL
Ruth Goldfarb
Sally Gordon ZL
Melanie Greenberg
Alene Hepler ZL
Sheryl Honig
Ruth Irwin
Pat Kane
Brenda Katz
Edythe Katz-Yarchever

Bunny Kaufman
Fern Kozloff ZL
Fran Levien ZL
Barbara Lukasiewicz
Blanche Meisel
Kim Memar
Susan Molasky
Margret Ofek
Dorothy Ogron
Sharon Pierce
Anne Pink ZL
Florence Sabbath ZL
Sara Saltzman ZL
Marilyn Sayegh
Bess Schwartz ZL
Joan Shapiro
Faye Steinberg
Kay Wallerstein

Tributes
Happy Birthday
TO:

Edie Radomsky

FROM:
June Colodny

Ellen Scully





June Colodny
Anita Lewy
Charlotte Kuklin

Esther Frankenstein



Anita Lewy



Charlotte Kuklin



June Colodny

Happy Anniversary
TO:

FROM:
Priscilla & Abe Hodes




Lois & Bruce Joseph



Ellen Scully



June Colodny

Thank You
TO:

FROM:
Melanie & Gene Greenberg
Lillian & Mike Radomsky
Rabbi Elaine Schnee & Harvey Gitel
Thank you for the wonderful Sukkah Hop
evening.



Lois & Bruce Joseph
Aliza & Norman Karasick for your
friendship and hospitality.
Sonia Adelman

p.5

In Loving Memory

TO:

FROM:
Charlotte Kuklin


Deepest sympathy on the loss of your great
grandniece.
June Colodny



Ellen Scully



Anita Lewy
Michael Clarke on the passing of your
beloved sister, Dorothy



Maxine Bendelac

Mazel Tov
TO:

FROM:
Kim and Fred Memar on the birth of
your granddaughter, Kierra Skye



Renee Premack



Bernardine Zaben

Lois & Bruce Joseph



Ellen Scully



Edie Radomsky
Marilyn Barkan on your grandson
Riley becoming a Bar Mitzvah.



Lois & Bruce Joseph
Brenda and Jerry Katz on the marriage of
your daughter, Sari to Ariyah Arshadnia.



Lois & Bruce Joseph



Kim & Fred Memar
George & Renata Tonn on the birth
of your new Grandchild.



Maxine Bendelac

Get Well Soon


TO:

FROM:
Frances Nesibov Edie Radomsky
Sheila Gilbert

Edie Radomsky

My Dear WL Friends,
Thank you for your
very kind and loving
get well wishes you
sent my way when
I was so ill.
I appreciate all your
dear prayers for my
speedy recovery.
My family and I
appreciate all of your
kindness &
thoughtfulness.
Warmest regards
& love,
Norma Wilensky

Dedications

p.6

Good Morning
Carole (Kainen),
I think yesterday went
really well. Please thank all
The Maccabee Market
volunteers for the great
cleanup job they did after
the event.
Carol Jeffries

Harriet Grunberg
Wishing you a
speedy & complete
recovery.
We love & miss you.
Lillian & Mike
Radomsky

Thanks to all of you


who made calls,
contributions & sent
cards to wish me
well. They were all
greatly appreciated.
Racine Murdock

ALAN HARROW,
Inmemory of
NORMA HARROW.
I loved her dearly.
BY FRIEDA
HOTCHNER

For Tributes and Dedications, contact Vicki Bloom 702-363-6319 or email


jbloomfam@aol.com OR Edie Radomsky 702-448-7211 or email Edie@radomsky.org

Mishloach Manot Mania Order Form


Name____________________________________________Phone______________
Email ____________________________________________
I would like to be an MMM Sponsor.
QUEEN ESTHER: $118 entitles you to 4 boxes (we will make them for you) and you will
sponsor an activity & youll be listed in the Purim Scroll which goes into each box.
ROYAL COURT: $36 entitles you to 2 boxes and your name listed in the Scroll.
$________
Type
of box

$7
$10

Description

# of
boxes

# for
Donation

Total
$

I will be at the event to make my own boxes.


I will need someone else to make my boxes.
I will pick up my boxes: (Please choose one)
by 2PM on Sunday, Mar. 1st
on Wednesday at the Purim reading.
TOTAL:

Enclosed is my
check made out to
WLTBS,
Memo: MMM, for
$________. Mail to
WLTBS 10700
Havenwood Ln. LV,
NV 89135
I will call Kim at
702-429-0888 to
use a credit card.
I/We will
VOLUNTEER the
day of event to
help or make
donated boxes to
be delivered to
Seniors in
facilities. Get the
family involved! #
to volunteer ____

Lets Celebrate!
JANUARY
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Happy Secular New Year!


Fern Moskowitz

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Candle Lighting 4:22PM


Elissa Burda
Miriam Sharp
Natalie Berman
Nina Boshes
Sari Mann
BOOK CLUB 7PM
Carole & Ed Kainen
Candle Lighting 4:28PM
Kate & Martin St-Pierre
DINNER WITH FRIENDS
at Veggie House
Jill & Ben Super
Ellen Merkin
CIRCLE OF PRAYERS
Candle Lighting 4:35PM
Debbie Strimling
Sara & Bill Mason
Shelley Berkley
June Colodny
Lauri Staretz & Mickie Weisz
Varda Reizes
ROSH CHODESH
Candle Lighting 4:42PM
Marisa Kagan
Alex Silver
Marjorie Belsky
Glenda Monkarsh
Sally & Dick Eskenazi
Lois & Michael Weinberg
Candle Lighting 4:49PM
Juli & Saul Ruben

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MARCH

FEBRUARY
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Karen Meppen
Candle Lighting 4:55PM
Lovee Arum
Marcia Klein Marx
Sheila Gershman
Faye Steinberg
Candle Lighting 5:03PM
Celia Bell
Ronnie & Michael Sander
Heidi & David Straus
Jacquie Frye
Candle Lighting 5:10PM
Alex & Damien Silver
ROSH CHODESH
Kim Cohen
Marcy Saxe
Stacy & Aaron Lelah
Candle Lighting 5:16PM

28"

Lauri Staretz

HAPPY BIRTHDAY &


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
TO ALL!

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MISHLOACH MANOT
MANIA
Randi Lampert
Candle Lighting 5:23PM
Sonia Adelman
Dee & Fred Berkley
Sally Venger
Candle Lighting 6:29PM
Carole Kainen
Jacquie & Marc Frye
Suzanne Steinberg
Candle Lighting 6:35PM
Sara Price Mason
Florence Frost
Betsi & David Steinberg
ROSH CHODESH
Carolyn Goodman
Barbara & David
Silverberg
Candle Lighting 6:41PM
Elaine Schnee
Diane Kaiser
Shelley Berkley &
Larry Lehrner
Norma Wilensky"
Lisa & Neil Braunstein
Friday, APRIL 3rd is
Erev Pesach.

WLTBS Participated in the annual Mitzvah Day at TBS. We were


proud to provide the opportunity to collect toiletries from so many
generous people. Thanks to all who volunteered that day to fill shoe
boxes for the girls participating with the Embracing Project, an
organization that provides support to young people who have
experienced extreme violence. I went to their holiday party and it
was moving to see the girls all there and how, with positive support,
they are able to turn their lives around. By Melanie Greenberg

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! WLTBS 2014-15


JANUARY: 13, Dinner with Friends at


Veggie House Chinese


Restaurant


15, Circle of Prayers 9:30-11AM


22, Rosh Chodesh 7-9 PM
FEBRUARY: 23, Rosh Chodesh 7-9PM
MARCH:




1, MMM! (Mishloach Manot


Mania).
Purim is the 4th, so buy/make
Hamantaschen & your boxes
with us! Last year was a blast!
24, Rosh Chodesh 7-9PM

APRIL:




20, Rosh Chodesh 7-9PM


22, Annual Election Meeting.
Always an informative and fun
event.

MAY:

13, Donor Brunch.

* WLTBS Board Meetings are the first Wednesday


of the month at 9:30 AM unless otherwise noted.

Womens League of Temple Beth Sholom


10700 Havenwood Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89135

SHOP AT OUR BEAUTIFUL


SCHWARTZ JUDAICA SHOP
Stop by to see our beautiful new items
from Israel!
Check us out for all your gift needs:
hostess, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, holidays,
tallit and much more!
Regular hours will soon be announced.
For information contact
702-804-1333 x 111