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                       VOLUME 101 NO. 4
                       MARCH/APRIL 2022
                       ADAR I/ADAR II/NISAN 5782

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We welcome

             Noah         Hazzan Matt
             Rachels      Austerklein
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Mission Statement                                                                            information and content.
Temple Beth El is a vibrant and inclusive community of Jews who join together
for prayer, education, celebration, mutual support and comfort, tikkun olam and acts
of loving kindness. We are guided by Torah and the principles of the Conservative
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Vision Statement
Our vision is that Temple Beth El will be an inspiring center of Conservative
Judaism in which meaningful experiences and memories take root and grow.

Values Statement
We are a welcoming and inclusive congregation.
We value and respect each congregant and his or her personal journey in Judaism.
We foster a sense of connectedness with our community.
We value participation in all aspects of synagogue and Jewish life.
Our congregation will be here for the entire Temple family now and for future generations.
                                                                                                          WEEKDAY SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                       SHACHARIT ZOOM LINK:

                                                                                                          Sunday: ......................8:30 am
                                                                                                          Monday–Friday: .......7:30 am
                                                                                                                                                       Call-in: (929) 205-6099
                                                                                                          Rosh Hodesh: ............7:15 am
                                                                                                                                                       Meeting ID: 846 8881 5480
                                                                                                          Secular Holidays: .....8:30 am
                                                                                                                                                       MINCHA/MA'ARIV ZOOM LINK:
                                                                                                          Sunday–Friday: ........6:00 pm               Call-in: (929) 205-6099
                                                                                                                                                       Meeting ID: 841 5194 9603

                                                                                                          SHABBAT SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                       LIVE STREAM LINK:
 139 Winton Road South                                                                                    Pesukei dezimra: ......9:30 am     
 Rochester, NY 14610                                                                                      Shacharit: ..................10:00 am
                                                                                                          Torah Service: ...........10:30 am
 Phone: 585-473-1770
                                                                                                          1 hour and 15 minutes
                                                                                                          prior to sunset

                                                                                                          All Shabbat information including our trifold can be found on our website:

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Purim 5782
Mishloach Manot are gifts of food and treats that friends give to friends and neighbors
during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

The mitzvah of giving Mishloach Manot is derived from the Book of Esther,
which tells the Jewish people to observe the days of Purim as days of "feasting
and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor''
 (Esther 9:22). This verse refers to three different mitzvot: eating a Purim meal, the
sending of two different, ready-to-eat foods and/or drinks to one friend (known
by the Hebrew term, mishloach manot), and the distribution of two charitable
donations (either money or food) to two poor people. We can reinterpret the               BACK TO THE FUTURE IN 2022
contributions to the Temple in Israel to contributions to religious organizations
and schools. It is not uncommon for people to send money to Israel and help
families afford education for their children. No Jewish holiday is celebrated
                                                                                                 COMMUNITY PURIM
without thinking about those who have less. We try to bring a happy and
merry holiday of Purim to everyone. Ultimately, the rich and poor, were
                                                                                                 CELEBRATION AT THE JCC
saved from Haman’s (boo) evil actions.
                                                                                                 SUNDAY, MARCH 13 | 1-3 PM
Help us fulfill this mitzvah and
spread love and friendship on Purim!                                                             Watch for more details!
We're looking for sponsors and volunteers to distribute
Mishloach Manot during Purim.                                                                     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                                                                         5 PM Family Megillah reading
$1,001 + – Megillah Sponsor                                                                            costumes encouraged!
$1,000 – Queen Esther Sponsor
$500 – Mordechai Sponsor                                                                          6 PM Mincha/Maariv
$250 – Grogger Sponsor                                                                                 and full Megillah reading
$18 – Hamantashen Sponsor
                                                                                                       Dinner & Hamentaschen
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Address: _________________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________________________________________

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                                                                                                                                                           The Beth El Community is engaging in a strategic planning process that is being led by Leah
                                                                                                                                                           Goldman, a member of our congregation and Bob Leventhal from USCJ. I feel so grateful to them for
                                                                                                                                                           taking on this task and for the guidance they have been and will provide.

                                                                                                                                                           I recently had the opportunity to speak with Leah about the process and want to share a summary of
                                                                                                                                                           our conversation here:

                                                                                                                                   Matt:   Leah what is the first Beth El experience that you can recall having?
    FRIDAY, APRIL 1 | 6 PM                                                                                                         Leah:   I remember being in kindergarten in Devorah Kolko‘s class. It is amazing that I still see her today and have
    Special Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Hazzan Matt Austerklein & Noah Rachels                                                         those excellent early memories with her.

                                                                                                                                   Matt:   What would you say is the most meaningful event you participated in at Beth El?
    SHABBAT DINNER AT 7 PM (reservations required;                                                           Leah:   I would have to say that that is my wedding. Both my husband and I have a number of relatives who either
                                                                                                                                           grew up at Beth El or are currently members. Having the event at the synagogue was very meaningful for us.
    SATURDAY, APRIL 2 | 9:30 AM
    Hazzan Matt Austerklein & Noah Rachels will lead parts of the service on Shabbat and will lead                                 Matt:   What made you agree to take on the role of chairing the committee coordinating the strategic planning effort?
    Havdalah Saturday night                                                                                                        Leah:   I really feel that it is important to do this particular work. I was honored to be asked and I like being helpful and
                                                                                                                                           giving back some of what I have received from Beth El
    Concert Featuring Noah Rachels with participation by Hazzan Matt Austerklein                                                   Matt:   How do you define success with the strategic planing process?
                                                                                                                                   Leah:   I would like to see the plan result in a vibrant community that is filled with meaningful connections to
                                                                                                                                           Jewish life and tradition.

                                                                                                                                   Matt:   Has anything surprised you so far about the process?
                                                                                                                                   Leah:   I have been surprised at how meaningful it has been to me to understand the many shared experiences we all
                                                                                                                                           have in the Beth El Community.

                                                                                                                                   Matt:   Why is this process important?
                                                                                                                                   Leah:   I think it is really important to be intentional about what we want to do next. We want a plan that has a purpose
                                                                                                                                           to meet the needs of those who care about the Synagogue

                                                                                                                                   Matt:   How can people reading this be helpful to the strategic planning process?
    RECIPIENT OF BRISKIN AWARD                                      VISITING HAZZAN                                                Leah:   Say yes when you were asked to provide input. Reach out and have your voice heard.
    Noah Rachels                                                    Matt Austerklein
    Noah Rachels is a third-year student at the H.L. Miller         Matt Austerklein is a prayer leader, musician, and scholar
                                                                                                                                   Matt:   Thank you to you and your committee for all you are doing.
    Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary             exploring the religious meaning of Jewish musical forms.
    (JTS), where he is a recipient of the prestigious H.L. Miller
                                                                    A congregational cantor for over a decade, Matt has
    Fellowship, and currently serves as cantorial intern at
                                                                    worked in diverse pastoral, lifecycle, and educational
    Ansche Chesed. He has performed professionally as a
                                                                    settings. He serves as a mentor to new and student cantors,
    soloist, quartet member, and/or choir member at Park
                                                                    and works on projects shaping the Jewish musical future.
    Avenue Synagogue, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, the
                                                                    Matt is is a multi-genre artist of contemporary and classic
                                                                                                                                   Matthew Ryen
    Reform Temple of Forest Hills, and Sandy’s Row Synagogue
    (London, UK). In addition, he has been featured as a soloist    Jewish music. He is currently a PhD candidate in Jewish        TBE Board President
    in concerts presented by Harrison Friends of the Opera,         Studies at Halle-Wittenberg University (Germany), where
    Light Opera of New York, and Canto de las Americas, as          he is writing his dissertation on the professionalization of
    well as in the Maestro Pier Miranda Ferraro Concert Series.     Ashkenazi cantors in early modern Europe.

    Please call 473-1770, or visit for more information.

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                     Passover                                                            SCHEDULE

                                                                     MONDAY, APRIL 18–THURSDAY, APRIL 21
                                                                                                                PLEASE JOIN
                                                                                                                US FOR OUR

8:00 PM................ Bedikat Chametz at home                      (HOL HAMOED PASSOVER)
                                                                     7:15 AM................. Morning Minyan
                                                                     6:00 PM............... Mincha/Maariv

7:00 AM............... Morning Minyan followed by                    FRIDAY, APRIL 22
                         the Siyum Bechorim and breakfast            (7TH DAY OF PASSOVER)
10:00 AM............ Biyur Hametz                                    9:00 AM............... Passover services

6:00 PM............... Kabbalat Shabbat                              6:00 PM............... Kabbalat Shabbat
7:55 PM................. Shabbat & Passover begin

                                                                     SATURDAY, APRIL 23
SATURDAY, APRIL 16                                                   (8TH DAY OF PASSOVER)
                                                                                                                APRIL 16, 2022
                                                                     9:00 AM............... Services
9:00 AM............... Shabbat services                              11:00 AM............. Yizkor
6:00 PM............... Mincha                                        7:48 PM................. Mincha/Maariv
6:30 PM................ Second Seder at Temple Beth El               8:48 PM................ Holiday Ends       6:00 PM | MINCHA
8:39 PM................ Shabbat Ends
                                                                                                                6:30 PM | SEDER
SUNDAY, APRIL 17                                                                                                Our menu will include matzah ball soup, roasted turkey,
9:00 AM............... Morning Services for Second Day of Passover                                              matzah stuffing, brisket, kugels, and fresh vegetables and dessert.
6:00 PM............... Mincha                                                                                   Vegetarian/Vegan options available!
8:40 PM................ Second Day Passover ends

                                                                                                                Adults (13 years and older):     Sign up at
                                                                                                                _____ $55 per person             to reserve your meal today!
                                                                                                                                                 Prices increase April 11
                                                                                                                Kids’ Meals (12 and younger):
                                                                                                                                                 Adult $65 | Child $25
                                                                                                                _____ $20 per person

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C. The following products require reliable (“kosher l”pesah”) certification (regular rabbinic supervision is not sufficient),
                                                                                                                               whether purchased before or during Pesah: all baked goods (matzah, Pesah cakes, matzah flour, farfel, matzfel meal, and
                                                                                                                               any other products containing matzoh), herbal teas, canned tuna, wine, vinegar, liquor, decaffeinated coffee and tea,
                                                                                                                               dried fruits, oils, frozen uncooked vegetables and all frozen processed foods, candy, chocolate-flavored milk, ice-cream,
                                                                                                                               yogurt, cheeses, butter, and soda. Any processed food bought during Pesah must have a (“kosher l”Pesah”) certification.
                                                                                                                               D. Any detergents, cleaners, etc. which are not a foodstuff and which are not eaten, may be used for Pesah and do not
                                                                                                                               require a special label. These items include: isopropyl alcohol, aluminum products, ammonia, coffee filters, baby oil,
                                                                                                                               powder and ointment, bleach, charcoal, candles, contact paper, plastic cutlery, laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener,
                                                                                                                               oven cleaner, paper bags, plates, wax paper, plastic wrap, polish, sanitizers, scouring pads, stain remover, and bottled
                                                                                                                               water with no additives.

                                                                                                                               E. Medicines: Prescription medicines are permitted. Non-prescription pills and capsules are permitted, for liquid
                                                                                                                               medications, check with your rabbi.

                                                                                                                               BEDIKAT HAMETZ
                                                                                                                               One of the required holiday ceremonies is Bedikat Hametz, searching for leaven. The night before the first seder,
                                                                                                                               Thursday, April 14, we conduct a candle-lit search through our home to ensure that no hametz is still present. It is a
                                                                INFORMATION                                                    brief ceremony in which the entire family can and should participate.
                                                                                                                               1. Make sure that all hametz has been removed or locked away with the exception of what will be needed for the morning.
                                                                                                                               2. Carefully hide some crumbs of bread. This is to insure that the blessing and the ceremony will not be performed
                                                                                                                               in vain.
EREV PESAH SIYUM                                                                                                               3. Take a candle, a feather or brush, and a box or cloth for the crumbs, and recite this blessing:
The sunrise to sunset ta'anit (fast) bekhorim (of the firstborn), which occurs on the day before Passover, is the only         Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melekh haolam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tsivanu al biur hametz.
fast that applies to just a segment of the community: all males who are the firstborn children in their families (if the       Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has sanctified us with the commandments and commanded
firstborn child is female, the first son born after her is not obligated).                                                     us to remove all leaven.
There is a widely practiced exemption: On the principle that fasting is prohibited on a joyous occasion, Judaism allows        4. Perform the search and gather up all the crumbs. Tie them in a bundle which will be burned the next morning.
for anyone who attends a religious feast to forego fasting. It is customary to hold a celebratory meal on the completion       Feel free to (safely) burn it on your own, or use the bonfire at Temple Beth El following morning minyan.
of study of a tractate of rabbinic literature, called a siyyum (conclusion). So the sages initiated the practice of studying
the end of a tractate after morning services on Erev Pesah followed by a celebratory meal.                                     5. Recite the following: All manner of leaven which is in my possession, that I have not seen or removed shall be
                                                                                                                               annulled and void of any ownership and considered as the dust of the earth. (The Aramaic for this can be found in the
At 7:00 am Friday, April 15, the firstborn in each family is invited to the Siyum B’khorim.                                    front of your Haggadah.).
IS IT KOSHER FOR PASSOVER?                                                                                                     6. On Friday, April 15 at or before 10:00 am, burn the leaven.
Passover has its own special rules of kashrut. On Pesah, Jews are forbidden from owning or consuming hametz (flour,
food or drink made from the prohibited species of leavened grain: wheat, oats, barley, rye or spelt).
Most Ashkenazic authorities have added the following foods (kitniyot) to the above list: rice, corn, millet, legumes
beans and peas; (however, string beans are permitted). The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has ruled
unanimously that peanuts and peanut oil are permissible. Sephardic authorities permit the use of all of the above

A. The following foods require no kosher l’Pesah label when purchased before or during Passover: fresh fruits and                                                                                              For a more complete Passover guide prepared
eggs, fresh fish (whole or gutted), fresh or frozen kosher meat other than chopped meat, whole (unground) spices and                                                                                           by the Rabbinical Assembly which includes
nuts, including whole or half pecans (not pieces), pure black, green, or white tea leaves or teabags, Nestea regular and                                                                                       guidelines for koshering a kitchen, please visit:
decaffeinated unflavored tea, coffee (unflavored regular), baking soda and bicarbonate of soda.
B. The following items may be purchased before Pesah without a Pesah hechsher but if bought during Pesah require
a kosher l’Pesah label: white milk, 100% pure fruit juice, filleted fish, frozen fruit (with no additives), pure white sugar
(with no additive), olive oil (extra virgin only), non-iodized salt, quinoa (with no additional ingredients).

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                         TO SELL YOUR HAMETZ                                                                                            A story is told about Professor Isaac Rabi, a Nobel Prize winner who was interviewed by a reporter
                                                                                                                                        and asked “to what do you attribute your success?” Rabi replied, “ I owe it all to my mother.” They
                         The Torah prohibits the ownership of hametz (flour, food or drink made from                                    physicist said that whenever he came home from school, his mother said to him, “What good
                         the prohibited species of leavened grain: wheat, oats, barley, rye or spelt)                                   questions did you ask today?” As a consequence of this approach to the child, he developed into one
                         during Pesah. Ideally, we burn or remove all hametz from our premises which                                    of the great scientists of our age, having mastered the art of asking the right questions.
                         may be effected by donations to a local food pantry. In some cases, however,
                         this would cause prohibitive financial loss. In such cases, we arrange for the sale   This art lies at the heart of the Jewish Tradition.
                         of the hametz to a non-Jew and its repurchase after Pesah. You can arrange            What is the Talmud? A vast literature composed by the rabbis. More accurately, it is a dialogue between scholars in which
                         for this sale of your Hametz by sending the following form to Rabbi Bitran at the     questions are raised and answers are given. This process was maintained in the academies of Palestine and Babylonia for
                         Temple office no later than Wednesday, April 13th.                                    a period of six centuries with each question generating a dialogue and a search for the answer. The Talmud is the record of
                                                                                                               this dialectic which conveys the laws, values and concepts of Judaism always shaped by inquiry and response.
                         It is customary to include a donation to provide Maot Hittin funds for Passover
                         supplies for the needy. Please make checks payable to Temple Beth El which            In the Passover Haggadah itself, when we read the passage describing the four children, we note that the wise child if first,
                         will contribute to Maot Hittin on everyone’s behalf.                                  but the “wicked child” who irritates us, is not last but second. The wicked child is still part of the dialogue. We can still
                                                                                                               communicate, argue and disagree with the “wicked child.” It is the last child, who does not know how to ask, that child is our
                         Form available on our website at
                                                                                                               most serious problem. That child doesn’t care enough to ask any questions. We don’t know if that child affirms or rejects,
                         Dear Rabbi Bitran:                                                                    whether he is loyal or rebellious. We must include that child and teach the art of asking questions.
                         Please act as my agent for this sale of any hametz on my premises.
                                                                                                               Our concept is properly placed. For each of us should ask those questions which arise out of our identity and commitment.
                         Name ______________________________________________________________                   What does Judaism mean to me? What message does it convey? We make our Heritage relevant as we address to it our
                                                                                                               needs and inquiries.
                         Address ____________________________________________________________

                         email _______________________________________________________________                 Our Temple is involved in a strategic visioning process to better serve our constituency. Questions are being asked to
                                                                                                               provide you with better answers. These and other questions emerge out of faith and loyalty. What should be the goal of
                                                                                                               Jewish survival? What should be the nature of the Jewish Community in Rochester in the next generation? What resources
                                                                                                               should we develop for the renewal of Jewish life after the COVID era?

                                                                                                               The most important institution of Jewish life is the Jewish home. It is the center of Jewish education, inspiration and faith.
                                                                                                               Passover is uniquely a family festival when grandparents, parents, children, relatives and friends reenact ancient rituals.
                                                                                                               The whole text of the Haggadah is intended to build a pathway to a child’s heart. Passover awakens this question: How do
                                                                                                               we communicate our heritage to our young, how do we share with them the values so precious to us, how do we fortify and
                                                                                                               revitalize the Jewish family? What is the place of our dear Temple in all these questions?

                                                                                                               As the Haggadah declares: “Even were we all wise, all learned in Torah, it is still our
 All Passover information
                                                                                                               duty to tell the story, to ask the questions, for the more one seeks the answers, the
 can be found on our website:                                                                                  more is one to be praised.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Subscribe to                                                                                                                                                                                  Rabbi Bitran's
                                                                                                               Silvana, Ethan, Lara and I express our very best wishes for a kosher and joyous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          youtube playlist
                                                                                                               Passover to each of you. May you and your loved ones share in the blessing of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Parsha thoughts"
                                                                                                               this season.

                                                                                                               Hag Kasher v’ Sameach.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD UPDATE                                                                                    BE. WISE UPDATE
                        The temperatures may have been cold outside in the past few months, but there was plenty of warmth        BE.WISE had an excellent second minimester as our

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         BE. WISE:
                        inside our Early Childhood Department. Keshet jumped right back into the swing of things after both       classes grew. We have two core sessions for K-2, one on
                        winter and February break, and we welcomed five new families and a total of six new students! It’s        Saturdays and one on Sundays, and there is plenty of
                        so wonderful to see so many new families diving right into our programs! The students and families        learning going on. Our students are learning Hebrew,
                        all were welcomed with open arms and have been participating in so many of our early childhood                                                                           JEWISH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                  holidays, Parsha, customs, and traditions. We are also
                                                                                                                                  offering two electives—an online Hebrew class that has
In February, we were able to bring back Sunny Sundays, as well as begin a monthly new baby playgroup to go along with it. If       helped our students get to the next level, and one music
you are a family that has a new baby under a year old, please feel free to contact me for more information. This is a wonderful   class in person on Sundays. The music elective includes
opportunity for new families to meet other new Jewish parents and share the joys and oys of parenthood. We are planning our       everything from drum circles to writing blues songs and camp songs—all with a Jewish lens.
next Sunny Sundays and Baby Play Groups on March 20 and April 24.
                                                                                                                                  Jewish enrichment, engagement and learning continued in person and on Zoom Tuesdays,
Due to COVID, we postponed PJ Havdalah to March 13, where we will celebrate Jewish Summer Camp at the end of winter. We           Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays for grades 3-8. We were excited to introduce a new elective—
will have camp songs and stories, as well as a campy Havdalah, camp crafts, and s'mores to go! I hope to see you all there!       Culinary Arts and a new class for students about to become B'nei Mitzvah with Rabbi Bitran.
We are also looking forward to Purim and Passover in Keshet in the upcoming months. Keshet will do it’s annual Purim Parade
                                                                                                                                  It's not too late to register for the spring minimester March 20– May 21.
around the temple, and we will go live on Facebook! It will truly be exciting! For Passover, we will be doing classroom Seders
with hopes that next year we will all be together as a whole school.                                                              Call Mandi Warner or Debbie Zeger for more information.

Registration for camp and school will be going out shortly. Stay tuned for more information about both! Camp begins on June
27 and ends on Aug 12, 2022. We will continue our wonderful tradition of Watermelon Wednesday and welcome fan favorite
guests like the City of Rochester Fire Department and Butterfly Kids Yoga! More information to come—check our e-newsletters
and website
                                                                                                                                  We are Avishag Levinstein and Alon Eini, the ShinShinim!
We look forward to seeing you at all of the Purim, Passover, and Early Childhood events in the upcoming months. Please feel
                                                                                                                                  We’re both 18, graduated high school last year, with youth movements and leading experience.
free to reach out for more information!
                                                                                                                                  We came from Israel for a year through the Jewish Federation of Rochester and JAFI, to serve in the community,
L’Shalom,                                                                                                                         and teach and educate about Israel.
                                                                                                                                  We wanted to highlight some of the things we were involved in at Temple Beth El so far this year-

Mandi Warner                                                                                                                      Our main workplaces are Keshet and BE WISE.
                                                                                                                                  In Keshet, we have a yearly project to teach about the Hebrew alphabet in a fun and interactive way, while learning new words
                                                                                                                                  in Hebrew.
                                                                                                                                  So far we taught almost half of the alphabet and we’re excited to continue doing it!
                                                                                                                                  Besides the regular classes during the week, we co-run the Israel enrichment with Morah Melinda. In the enrichment we teach
                                                                                                                                  about special events and days in Israel, such as Israeli space week, family day and more!
                                                                                                                                  In BE WISE we work with the 5th-7th grade group. We teach about Israeli daily life, from simple things such as playing Israeli

     REGISTRATION IS OPEN!                                                                                                        games, improving knowledge in Hebrew, and learning about Israel’s achievements in different fields.
                                                                                                                                  In the next couple of months we will participate in events for Beth El, including some projects that we will lead in the Temple.
                                                                                                                                  Some of our future events are:
     Weekly sessions available July 27–Aug 12                                                                                         • Hamentachen baking on zoom with the ShinShinim (March 10th)
                                                                                                                                      • First aid course with Alon - a former MDA volunteer (Date TBA)
     No camp July 4 - 8                                                                                                               • pen pal project with Cramim school in Modi’in
                                                                                                                                      • and many more!
     See page 25 for more information
                                                                                                                                  Hope to see you all soon at different events!

                                                                                                                                  Alon and Avishag
                                                                                                                                  On Instagram: @shinshinim_rochester
                                                                                                                                  On Facebook: shinshinim rochester

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modern commentators. Contemporary lessons will help actualize the Torah and make it            to participate in an age appropriate Shabbat service.
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Diving into Passover                                                                           Sunny Sundays & Baby Playgroup                                                       Direct: (585) 461-6339
                                                                                                                                                                                     Cell: (585) 729-1312
MARCH 23, MARCH 30 & APRIL 6 | 7 PM | VIA ZOOM                                                 MARCH 20 & APRIL 24 | 10:30 AM | TBE PLAYGROUND
Join Rabbi Bitran as he deep dives into Passover. He will disucss customs such as how to
kasher/prepare your kitchen, parts of the seder, and the meaning and history, behind it.
                                                                                               Bake with Beth El
                                                                                               MARCH 10 & APRIL 7 | 6:30 PM
Living Tefillah: A Series on Prayer                                                            Enjoy our monthly baking series where
EVERY WEDNESDAY | 5:30 PM (BEFORE MINCHA)                                                      we will come together as a community
Elevate your daily grind by joining Rabbi Hirsh in an engaging discussion about                to bake various traditional Jewish treats,
the meaning and depth of our daily prayers. In-person or on Zoom                               often with a guest host (local or non-local
                                                                                               celebrities!). Purchase a kit complete with
                                                                                               all you need to bake, or just tune in with your
Men's Club & Boy Scout Shabbat                                                                 own supplies. We also offer a special add-on where
MARCH 12 | 9:30 AM                                                                             you can purchase your own TBE apron! Come bake
March 12 is the date for Men’s Club Shabbat—and this year’s will be different.                 and nosh with us! In March, we will be baking Hamentashen
We’re teaming up with the Jewish Scouts.                                                       and in April we will bake Shakshuka.

PJ Library and TBE Havdalah at Camp                                                            Annual Second Seder
MARCH 12 | 6:30 PM                                                                             APRIL 16 | 6:30 PM
Join us for Havdalah, Camp Crafts, Story Time & S'more Kits!                                   Join TBE as a community for our
                                                                                               annual second seder. Our menu will
                                                                                               include matzah ball soup, roasted turkey,
Community Purim Celebration at the JCC                                                         matzah stuffing, brisket, kugel and fresh
MARCH 13 | 1–3 PM                                                                              vegetables and dessert. Vegetarian/Vegan
Purim Shpiels, costume contest, crafts, mishloach manot, sweet treats, music and more          options available! Passover information
                                                                                               can be found on page 8.
Purim Megillah Reading & Seudah
MARCH 16                                                                                       Briskin Cantor-in Residence
MINCHA/MAARIV & FULL MEGILLAH READING | 6 PM                                                   Weekend
Seudah (dinner) available to stay or to go                                                     APRIL 1–3
Free Hamentaschen and ice cream and fun for all!                                               We welcome Noah Rachels, the 23rd recipient
                                                                                               of the Richard W. Briskin Cantor-in-Residence
                                                                                               Award and Visiting Hazzan/Mentor Matt Austerklein
Mini Minyanaires                                                                               for our annual weekend of celebration and song.
MARCH 18 | 5:30 PM
APRIL 9 | 10 AM
An age appropriate musical and engaging service that gives children
in gradest 2 and under an enjoyable and meaningful Shabbat experience.

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Save the Dates! RICHARD W. BRISKIN CANTOR-IN-RESIDENCE WEEKEND - Noah Rachels Hazzan Matt Austerklein - Rochester, NY
B’NAI MITZVAH                                                                                                              MAZAL TOV

                                                                                                                    To AMY & HOWARD RESSEL on the birth of their granddaughter on December 19, 2021 Ariyah Pearl Leggette. And Mazal
                       ELIANA LILA SCHAFF                                                                           Tov to parents,Kate Ressel & Gabe Leggette; siblings Miguel, Annalysia and Amalia; great-grandparents Judy Ressel and Lenny
                       Bat Mitzvah Date: March 19, 2022                                                             Ressel, z"l,and Janice Rosenfeld and Marvin Rosenfeld, Z"l.
                       Parents:          Jennie Schaff & Phillip Schaff, z”l
                                         and David Clar, stepfather                                                 To SHARON KOVALSKY AND ARNOLD KOVALSKYand NANCY KRIEGER & DAVID BUSHINSKY
                       Siblings:         Nathan & Charles Schaff                                                    on the birth of their granddaughter, Zamira Tikvah Bushinsky on January 6, 2022. And Mazal Tov to parents, Elyse Kovalsky &
                                         Asher & Zachary Clar, stepbrothers                                         Joshua Bushinsky.
                       Grandparents:     Isobel Deborah Goldman                                                     To SARAH & REUVEN LLOYD on the birth of their son, Ariel Yehuda Lloyd born on December 31, 2021. And Mazal Tov to
                                         Norma & Ray Schaff, z”l                                                    sister, Menucha Lloyd; and grandparents, Shlomo & Hagar Yekutieli and Illana & George Lloyd.

                       Elie is an enthusiastic, bold, and outgoing 7th grader at Twelve Corners Middle School.      To MIRIAM & HOWARD RUDNICK on the wedding of their daughter, Rachel Rudnick to Justin Walker on January 5, 2022.
                       She enjoys skiing and lacrosse and having good times with her dog, Luka. She also enjoys     And Mazal Tov to mother of the groom, Cornelia Outwater.
                       spending time with her friends and family. Elie is excited and nervous for her bat mitzvah   To LORI & FRANK KARBEL on the birth of their grandson on January 17, 2022 Ian Davis Loberstein. And Mazal Tov to
                       in a few weeks.                                                                              parents, Sandy & Adam Loberstein; big sister, Maia; paternal grandparents, Wendy & Paul Loberstein; and great-grandparents,
                                                                                                                    Charlotte Wasserman and Anita Pensler.
                                                                                                                    To SUSAN & DAVID ROTHENBERG on the birth of their granddaughter on January 22, 2022, Rose Almas Tziporah
                                                                                                                    Rothenberg. And Mazal Tov to parents, Tiffany & Michael Rothenberg; and maternal grandparents, Ita Godick and
                       JASON ADRIAN GOROKHOV                                                                        Freddie Hezghia.
                       Bar Mitzvah Date: March 26, 2022
                       Parents:          Viktoriya Gorokhova
                       Grandparents:     Lyudmila Gorokhova & Thomas Campbell

                       Jason is an 8th grader at Hillel Community Day School. He enjoys playing computer
                       games and guitar.

                       MORGAN ALEXIS CANTOR
                       Bat Mitzvah Date: April 30th 2022
                       Parents:          Rochelle Cantor
                       Grandparents:     Sindy Cantor, Jeff Cantor

                       Morgan is a 7th grader at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton. After spending
                       nearly five years in New Hampshire, Morgan and her mom moved back to Rochester
                       where she is originally from and joined Temple Beth El. In school, Morgan enjoys
                       learning Spanish, reading, and has recently joined the Brighton Rowing Club. At home
                       Morgan enjoys playing with her 2 year old dog Mango, and playing the piano.

When women support each other,
                     MEN'S CLUB
                                                                            Men’s Club of Temple Beth El
                                                                            Involving Jewish Men in Jewish Life                                          SISTERHOOD                                         incredible things happen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            All Sisterhood meetings and programs are
                                                                                                                                                                                                            open to the entire Temple Beth El family.

                                                                                                                                                                              Just Judaica
SPECIAL MEN'S CLUB WEEKEND                                                                                                                                                    Yes! We are still open, by appointment only. Hours are available
SHABBAT, MARCH 12 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 13                                                                                                                                        when the office is open. For an appointment, or to get your copy
                                                                                                                                                                              of the “613 Cookbook”. Call Lynda (575-314-8288), or Peggy
Men’s Club (and Scout) Shabbat                                                                                                                                                The world cares about value during these difficult times, and we at Just
SATURDAY, MARCH 12 | 9:30 AM IN THE SANCTUARY                                                                                                                                 Judaica take great pride in providing exceptional value marked by our
March 12 is the date for Men’s Club Shabbat—and this year’s will be different. We’re teaming up with the Jewish Scouts.                                                       pride and reputation. We are the largest retail Judaica gift shop in western
Together, we’ll lead the entire Shabbat service; the scouts will be recognized for their achievements; and Men's Club will                                                    New York. We have been in business a long time because people love our
sponsor the Kiddush lunch. We invite, welcome and—need—your participation! If you’d like to join us, please email Sam                                                         products and trust us. Support your Sisterhood and Temple by calling
Miller at or Alan Ginsberg (                                                                                                          and setting up a personal shopping experience!

                                                                                                                                                                              Our shop is open by appointment only at this time and we still have the
                                                                                                                                                                              best selection of Judaica in Western New York!

                   Breakfast Program (In-person at TBE and on Zoom)
                   SUNDAY, MARCH 13 | IN-PERSON BREAKFAST AT 9:30 AM | PROGRAM AT 10:15 AM                                          Sisterhood Mission Statement
                   “A Performing Arts Center for the Rochester's Underserved:                                                       Our mission is to strengthen and unite the women of Sisterhood and support them to understand and perpetuate
                   Bringing Former Congregation Bnai Israel Back to Life”                                                           Conservative/Masorti Judaism in the home, synagogue and community and reinforce their bonds with Israel and
                   presented by                                                                                                     Jews worldwide.
                   Neil R. Scheier, M.D., Board President and David J. Pacific, Executive Director
                                    Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance (JAACA)

                   During this difficult time, we’re all looking for signs of life, signs of hope, signs of positive change. That
                   is exactly what this presentation is about: the transformation of former Congregation Bnai Israel into the
                   Joseph Avenue Arts Center. The President and Executive Director of JAACA will discuss the origin,
                   development, and current status of this important project. Don’t miss what is sure to be an informative

                   and inspiring program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       With Us!
                   Everyone is invited.

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                                                                                                                                     6843 Pittsford Palmyra Road                                                 website.
Men and women of TBE: We need your ideas!                                                                                                   Phone:
                                                                                                                                     Fairport,      (585)442-4130
                                                                                                                                               NY 14450
What new programs do you want us to present? What new things can we do to support our Temple?                                        Phone: Fax:
                                                                                                                                             (585)   442-4130
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please contact
What can the Club do to enrich your life? Please contact Samuel Miller at or                                        Fax: (585) 244-0664                                                                                  Sarah Lloyd
Alan Ginsberg at with your thoughts.                                                                                                                                                                

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                                                                                                                                                in memory of Marvin Eisenstein                     MAXINE PETERS MEMORIAL FUND                         in honor of Rabbi Bitran’s support of our family
                                                                                                                                                Bette Gould Ross & David Ross                      in honor of Maxine Peters                           during our time of loss
                                                                                                                                                in memory of Marvin Eisenstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Anonymous                                           Bernice Elias
                                                                                                                                                Debi & Ralph Brenner                                                                                   in honor of Rina & Danny Chessin on the birth
                                                                                                                                                in memory of our niece, Ilana Finkelstein          NEIL NORRY MEMORIAL                                 of their new granddaughter

ARE WORTH MENSCHEN-ING                                                                                                                          Marshall & Michele Freidus
                                                                                                                                                in memory of beloved father, father-in-law,
                                                                                                                                                grandfather and great-grandfather, Marvin
                                                                                                                                                                                                   CAMPERSHIP FUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the Yahrzeit of Henry P. Epstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Louise Epstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lynn Goldman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in memory of Dr. Michael Hirsh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Deborah & Robert Rothman
                                                                                                                                                Eisenstein                                         for the Yahrzeit of Judith Epstein                  in memory of Eric M. Weiner
                                                                                                                                                Judy Azoff and Dr. Malcolm Musiker                 Louise Epstein                                      Amy & Kevin Steklof
Every contribution to a                      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in memory of Helen Hecker
Temple Beth El Fund is worth                 DISCRETIONARY FUND                              for the Yahrzeit of Yuda Kinel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sharon Kovalsky
                                             for the Yahrzeit of Harry Marder                father of Leja Allyn
menschening. However,                        Carolyn Miller                                  Leja & David Allyn
                                                                                                                                                KESHET NURSERY FUND                                PRAYER BOOK FUND                                    in memory of Edward Fox
we can only publish those                                                                                                                       for the Yahrzeit of Judy Zaretsky                  for the Yahrzeit of Anna Bloch                      Brenda & Lee Moss
                                             in appreciation of Deborah Zeger                in memory of Al & Trudy Sheinfeld
                                                                                                                                                Mark, Becca and Simona Zaretsky                    Carolyn Nitzberg                                    in memory of Louis D. Mashioff
that are $10 or more. The                    Barbara Savedoff                                Jane & Stephen Sheinfeld
                                                                                                                                                in honor of the birth of Zamira Tikvah Bushinsky                                                       Susan & Steven Sparer
contributions listed were                    in honor of Shaina & Jon’s Wedding              in memory of Alexander Zauderer
                                                                                                                                                Judy Azoff and Dr. Malcolm Musiker                                                                     in memory of Michael Hirsh
received between November                    Pauline & Laurence Kovalsky                     Richard Fleisher
                                                                                                                                                In memory of Alexander Zauderer                    PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY FUND                      Judith and Mark Alderman
                                             in honor of Debbie Zeger                        in memory of Darren Kaplan
21, 2020 and January 18,                     Linda Reynolds                                  Carolyn Miller
                                                                                                                                                Franceen & Todd Stein                              in honor of the birth of Sadie Cassara, parents     in memory of Norma Erdle
2021. If your contribution is                                                                                                                                                                      Rebecca & Michael Cassara                           Trudie & Ron Kirshner
                                                                                             in memory of Elie Elias                                                                               Susan & David Rothenberg                            in memory of Norma Erdle
not listed, please call the TBE                                                              Linda Reynolds                                     KIDDUSH FUND                                       in memory of Dr. Mort Schrager                      Sharon Kovalsky
Office, we will correct it in the            GENERAL FUND                                    in memory of Elie Elias                            for the Yahrzeit of Abe Bernard Axelrod            Franceen & Todd Stein                               in memory of Sharon Norry Seidmann
next KOL issue.                              for the Yahrzeit of Alton F. Parent             Rachel & Kevin Glazer                              Ron & Lynda Axelrod                                                                                    Avraham Seidmann
                                             Pamela & Richard Kroll                          in memory of Elie Elias                            for the Yahrzeit of Sadye Swartz
                                             for the Yahrzeit of Bella Falkovich             Commitments Havurah –                                                                                 RICHARD W. BRISKIN
                                                                                                                                                Milton Swartz
                                             David Falkovich                                 Tammi & Gary Steinberg                                                                                CANTOR-IN-RESIDENCE FUND
                                                                                                                                                in honor of Rabbi Bitran                                                                               SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AARON GABAY CHILDREN’S                       for the Yahrzeit of Celia Kolko Korenstein      in memory of Helen Hecker                                                                             for the Yahrzeit of Clare Rheinstein
                                                                                                                                                Linda Reynolds                                                                                         for the Yahrzeit of Abraham L. Price
GARDEN FUND                                  Anne Korenstein                                 Anthony A. Nero                                                                                       Thomas Rheinstein
                                                                                                                                                for the Yahrzeit of Al Davis                                                                           Valerie & Philip Ciufo
for the speedy recovery of Barbara Waldman   for the Yahrzeit of Celia Lazarus               in memory of Helen Hecker                                                                             for the Yahrzeit of Rosalyn & David Schreiber
                                                                                                                                                Mary Davis                                                                                             for the Yahrzeit of Minnie Lewis
Vee & Dan Nelson                             Esther Smalline                                 Randy & Dan Morgenstern                                                                               Judith Zysman
                                                                                                                                                for the Yahrzeit of Ann Lib Kozel                                                                      Barbara & Moshe Saat
for the Yahrzeit of Icek Zysman              for the Yahrzeit of Evelyn Margolis Scull       in memory of Joyce Towber’s father and sister                                                         for the Yahrzeit of Emma Aronow
                                                                                                                                                Barbara Kozel                                                                                          for the Yahrzeit of my sister, Ida Glassman
Miriam & Lloyd Krieger                       Wendy & Jack Scull                              Joyce Towber                                                                                          Eileen & Dennis Kovel
                                                                                                                                                for the Yahrzeit of Esther Cohen                                                                       Joanne Prives
in memory of Darren Kaplan,                  for the Yahrzeit of Irving Faitler              In memory of Lenore Lesser                                                                            for the Yahrzeit of Evelyn Gray
                                                                                                                                                Cohen/Lempert Family                                                                                   for the Yahrzeit of Steven Kovel
son of Marcia & Richard Kaplan               Wendy & Jack Scull                              Linda Reynolds                                                                                        Dolores Schwartz
                                                                                                                                                for the Yahrzeit of Moshe Massachi                                                                     Eileen & Dennis Kovel
Marcia Stern                                 for the Yahrzeit of Naum Girin and Yeva Girin   in memory of Norma Erdle                                                                              in memory of Julius Manning
                                                                                                                                                Ester & Neil Tobochnik                                                                                 in memory of my mother, Esther
in memory of Darren Kaplan                   Aleksandr & Yevgenia Reznik                     Rina & Daniel Chessin                                                                                 Bev & Morrie Weinstein
                                                                                                                                                for the Yahrzeit of Rachel Massachi                                                                    and my brother, Abraham
Rochelle & Shlomo Gabay                      for the Yahrzeit of Rouvin Reznik               in memory of Norma Erdle                                                                              in memory of Phyllis Manning
                                                                                                                                                Ester & Neil Tobochnik                                                                                 Joanne Prives
in memory of Dr. Michael Hirsh               Aleksandr & Yevgenia Reznik                     Ilene Flaum                                                                                           Bev & Morrie Weinstein
                                                                                                                                                in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Chakrin’s                                                               in memory of Norma Erdle
Phyllis & Bernard Natal                      for the Yahrzeit of Semion Goldberg             in memory of Norma Erdle                           anniversary                                                                                            Valerie & Philip Ciufo
                                             Raisa Goldberg                                  Daphne Futerman & Ira Jevotovsky                   Marla and Michael Allentoff                                                                            in memory of Norma Erdle
                                             In honor of the birth of Roberta & David        in memory of Norma Erdle                                                                              RABBI BITRAN’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
                                                                                                                                                in honor of Randi Chakrin’s birthday                                                                   Rochelle & Leonard Zwas
BUILDING FUND                                Feldman’s grandson, Emmett Mars Feldman         Susan & Howard Itkin                                                                                  for the Yahrzeit of Isadore I. Gordon
                                                                                                                                                Marla and Michael Allentoff                                                                            in memory of Rose Gold
in memory of Alma Cowen, Myron Joffe         Linda Reynolds                                  in memory of Pearl Eloise (Winkler) Ingram                                                            Anne Gordon
                                                                                                                                                in honor of Gerald Gamm meeting with                                                                   Beverly Gold
& Alma Joffe                                 in honor of Camilla Maas’s 91st Birthday        Linda Reynolds                                                                                        for the Yahrzeit of Lena Gray
                                                                                                                                                our Chavurah                                                                                           in memory of Sonya Newman
Randi Cowen and Family                       From her loving children, Brian, Curtis, Ken    in memory of Sheila Konar                                                                             Dolores Schwartz
                                                                                                                                                Commitment Chavurah                                                                                    Valerie & Philip Ciufo
in memory of Dr. Mort Schrager               and Lisa                                        Linda Reynolds                                                                                        for the Yahrzeit of Rose Umansky Shandle
                                                                                                                                                in memory of Richard N. Price
Betsey & Marc Haas                           in honor of Devora and Max Steiner on the       in memory of Wilfred Singer                                                                           Anne Gordon
                                                                                                                                                Valerie & Philip Ciufo
in memory of Norma Erdle                     engagement of their daughter, Hannah            Linda Reynolds                                                                                        in appreciation of Rabbit Bitran
                                                                                                                                                In honor of my special birthday                                                                        SHULMAN CHILDREN’S MUSIC FUND
June Rapowitz                                Linda Reynolds                                                                                                                                        & Silvana Bacman
                                                                                                                                                Valerie Ciufo                                                                                          for the Yahrzeit of Albert Savitz
                                             in honor of Lisa Kasdin and Hazzan Martin                                                                                                             Barbara Savedoff                                    Judith & Lawrence Schulman
                                             Leubitz on the birth of their granddaughter     HALPERN CANTORIAL CONCERT FUND                                                                        In honor of Shaina & Jon’s wedding                  for the Yahrzeit of Bennie Schulman
DAVID E. SADICK                              Linda Reynolds                                  in honor of Lisa Kasdin upon receiving the         LEE DAVID SCHACHT MINYAN                           Paulina & Laurence Kovalsky                         Judith & Lawrence Schulman
JEWISH ENVIRONMENTAL FUND                    in honor of Hal and Janise Ross on the birth    Western New York School Counselors                 CHAPEL FUND                                        in honor of Lena Stoller                            for the Yahrzeit of Fanny Schulman
for the Yahrzeit of David Edward Sadick      of their granddaughter                          Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award              for the Yahrzeit of Harvey M. Pollock              Catherine & William Stoller                         Judith & Lawrence Schulman
Dorothy Sadick                               Linda Reynolds                                  Barry Leubitz and Kayla Leubitz                    Michael E. Pollock                                 in honor of Nora Hiller’s Bat Mitzvah               for the Yahrzeit of Irving Schulman
                                             in honor of Norma Erdle                                                                                                                               Donna & Norman Lederman                             Judith & Lawrence Schulman
                                             Barry Goldman                                                                                                                                         in honor of Rabbi Bitran                            for the Yahrzeit of Leah Savitz
EARL GOLDSTEIN                               in honor of Norma Erdle                         ILANA FINKELSTEIN MEMORIAL                         LIBRARY FUND                                       Arnold Kovalsky                                     Judith & Lawrence Schulman
TORAH MEMORIAL FUND                          Elizabeth Rasmussen                             ART FUND                                           for the Yahrzeit of Merton Goldstein               in honor of Rabbi Bitran                            for the Yahrzeit of Norman Friedman
for the Yahrzeit of Abraham Elkin            in honor of the wedding of Stacey Lampell       in honor of Roberta Feldman’s birthday             Bunny Goldstein                                    Sue & Howard Weiner                                 Judith & Lawrence Schulman
Ross Elkin                                   & Ryan Levine                                   Nancy & Kenneth Kirsch                             in memory of Alexander Zauderer                    in honor of Rabbi Bitran officiating at Arnold      for the Yahrzeit of Robert Aronow
for the Yahrzeit of Ethel Feld               Linda Reynolds                                  In honor of the birth of Zamira Tikvah Bushinsky   Dov & Sharon Margolis Apfel and Family             Goldman’s unveiling                                 Eileen & Dennis Kovel
Marilyn Salit                                in honor of Tammi & Gary Steinberg on the       Roberta & David Feldman                                                                               Lynn Goldman                                        for the Yahrzeit of Rose Schulman Friedman
for the Yahrzeit of Fannie Elkin             birth of their granddaughter                    in memory of Alexander Zauderer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Judith & Lawrence Schulman
Marlene & Ross Elkin                         Linda Reynolds                                  Debi & Ralph Brenner

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for the Yahrzeit of Sam Schulman
 Judith & Lawrence Schulman

 in honor of Dvorah Shulman’s Birthday
 Harriett Shulman
 in honor of the birth of Zamira Tikvah Bushinsky

                                                                           IS OPEN!
 Paulina & Laurence Kovalsky

 in memory of your beloved son, Darren                                     Weekly sessions available July 27–Aug 12
 Caryl Levinson Weiss & Richard Levinson,
 Richard Horwitz                                                           No camp July 4 - 8

 in memory of Norma Erdle
 Sara & Darren Ressler and Family

 for the Yahrzeit of Murray Gould
 Deborah Goldman

 for the Yahrzeit of Geraldine Weintraub
 Diana & Philip Weintraub
 in honor of the birthdays of Eileen
 and Dennis Kovel
 Barbara Freeman                                    JUNE 27–JULY 1:      JULY 11–15:              JULY 18–22:
 for the Yahrzeit of Gerson Kahn
                                                    WELCOME TO SUMMER    HOW DOES YOUR            MESSY ART
 Barbra Lipsky
 for the Yahrzeit of Gerson Kahn                    FEELING PATRIOTIC    GARDEN GROW?
 Barbara Lipsky                                                          (GARDENING & BUGS!)
 for the Yahrzeit of Pauline Weintraub
 Diana & Philip Weintraub
 for the Yahrzeit of Rose Lipsky
 Barbara Lipsky
 in honor of Devi Gebell’s Bat Mitzvah
 Barbara Lipsky
 in honor of Dvorah E. Shulman’s Birthday
 Diana & Philip Weintraub
 in honor of Philip Weintraub’s Birthday
 Jenna P. Weintraub
 in memory of Dr. Sheldon Taubman
 Barbara Lipsky

                                                    JULY 25–29:         AUGUST 1–5:            AUGUST 8–12:
                                                    MAGIC, MYTHS,       GOING TO THE ZOO       PLAY BALL!
                                                    AND MYSTERIES

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HAVDALAH AT CAMP                                                               FROM ONE GENERATION
     SATURDAY, MARCH 12 | 6:45 PM                                                   TO THE NEXT...

                                                                                    FOR OUR

     • Havdalah
     • Camp Crafts

     • Story Time
     • S'more Kits

     All who attend in-person ages 5+ must be vaccinated and wear a mask. If you
     want to participate from home, a zoom link will be provided once registered.

                                                                                    Thank you to those who have planned
                                                                                    and formalized their gifts!
                                                                                    To learn more about making a planned gift or to join the L’Dor V’Dor Society,
                                                                                    please contact Deborah Zeger at or visit our website.

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Dates are determined according to the          Joel I. Rudolph          Hyman Swartz              Lewis Schultz             Raymond N. Margolius
                                                                                                              Lee David Schacht        Shlomo Tubman             Frank Shames              Constance Mayer

                 YAHRZEITS                                     Jewish calendar. Names will be read on
                                                               the Shabbat dates listed below, prior to
                                                                                                              Dora Schaft
                                                                                                              Nathan Schooler
                                                                                                                                       Paula Ann Victor
                                                                                                                                       Blossom Voldman
                                                                                                                                                                 Khaim Shandalov
                                                                                                                                                                 Mania H. Shorr
                                                                                                                                                                                           Minnie Meyers
                                                                                                                                                                                           Fred B. Morgenstern
                                                               the actual yahrzeit. (Actual yahrzeit can      Ida Schwartz             Minnie Weiss              Genevieve "Jean" Siegel   H. Milton Nusbaum
                                                                                                              Joseph Shapiro           Mollie L. Wronker         Jean Solomon              Nettie Oberstein
                                                               be found on your ShulCloud account).           Herbert E. Sim           Samuel Yates              Samuel B. Spiller         Ivy R. Phillips
                                                                                                              Harry Simon              Florence B. York          Ann R. Spiller            Hyman Price
                                                                                                              Zelma Smith              Bronya Zatz               Feiga Spivak              Florence Kauffman Rich-
MARCH 5                       MARCH 19                APRIL 2                    Doris Raffelson              Joseph Sweedler          Regina Zeger              Rhoda Tash                man
Benjamin Barnet               Harold Carson           Irving Abrams              Udiph Rappaport              Alice Teichman                                     Betty Tishkoff            Ruth B. Rickless
Hyman Davis                   Bernhart Cohen          Henry J. Alderman          Florence Rosen               Sandy Temkin             APRIL 23                  Nathan Tyser              Jack Rubinstein
Mildred Levy Engel            Masha Dembinski         Rose Barnet                Paul I. Roxin                Chaya Noya Tubman        Anita S. Abrahamson       Philip Ugol               Augusta Rubinstein
Mark Jay Gonsenhauser         Perry Eck               Edward Barnett             Edward Salmon                Ann Yungelson            Betty Alpert              Yaakov Vigoda             Victor Salitan
Anna Gross                    Valerie Fiedel          Genya Braslavsky           Celia Harris Sanow                                    Arthur Blumenthal         Josef Weinthal            Judy Susswein Sandler
Anne Henkin                   Harry Goldman           Louis Buff                 Dorothy Sanow                APRIL 16                 Hersch Bornstein          Bess Whittaker            Fanny Sands
Charles Hollander             Robert J. Goss          Sobyl Bunis                Levy Schneider               Gertrude R. Alderman     Louis Bracker             Lorraine Yules            Robert Sayles
Marvin Kahn                   Samuel Kaplan           Jennie Cohen               Beatrice Schwerberg          Leah Begun Allyn         Donald Brandt             Rose Zakofsky             Sam Schreiber
Helga Kauffman                Tillie Kolko            Yehoshua Cohen             Benjamin Smith               Louis Belkin             Isidor Harry Bush                                   Sidney A. Seidenberg
Julius Kaufman                Clara LuKacher          Harry E. Copeland          Alexander Stark              Lena K. Bolsky           Lesser Byer               APRIL 30                  Charles Shapiro
Miriam Kleinberg              Edna Mittleman          Etta Federbush             Esther Stein                 Bessie Bracker           Benjamin Cantor           Nathaniel Alpert          Rachel Shapiro
Celia Lapides                 Michael Mofsky          Samuel Feingold            Peggy Newman Stevens         Paul H. Braverman        Morris H. Cohen           Molly DeMayo Baker        Joseph Shimberg
Albert Lebowitz               Fannie W. Moskowitz     Jack Feuerstein            Anna Gissin Stolnitz         Marcia R. Bronstein      Beatriz Pinzon De Wohl-   Mary Barnett              Mynne Shulman
Florence Hyman Levenberg      Jeanette Musinger       David Fisher               Dorothy Alexander Sugarman   Mildred Buff             gemuth                    Dissa Berghash            Rebecca K. Snyder
Hyman Levy                    Fanny L. Myers          Ida Fitelson               Gertrude Swartz              Louis Carr               Rose L. Deutsch           Saundra Braitman          Leya Spivak
Moisha Mann                   Sanford Pariser         Bessie K. Friedman         Faibish Weidenfeld           Esther Cohen             Allan Dinaburg            Chana Chernyak            Hyman Sterman
Jasper I. Manning             Dorothy Reitkopp        Julia Goldberg             Estelle Weiser               Minnie B. Cohen          Garson Dinaburg           Roseann Chiusano          Irving Stern
Jacob S. Minkin               Erna Rheinstein         Arnold Joseph Goldman      Henry Weitz                  Lester Cohen             Morton M. Feldman         Jacob Cohen               Uszer "Asher" Teigman
Albert Mitlof                 Gertrude Rosenfield     Louis Goldstein            Sharon Wexler                Simon Diamond            William Gelb              Pearl Cohen               Isidore Trachtenberg
Minnie Norwitch               Harry Rubinson          Ruben Goldstein            Zipporah R. Zaidel           Rebecca Diamond          Sylvia G. Gertzog         Sidney Cohen              Beryl Cohen Zankel
Ory Pranger                   Morris Rudner           Sarah Goldstein                                         Beatrice Diamond         Rose Ginsberg             Abraham Cohen             Klara Zharovskya
Morton Rosenbaum              Isaac Seidel            Hyman G. Gould             APRIL 9                      Bessie P. Drexler        Jack Gold                 Clara Comisar             Philip Zimmerman
Aaron Sands                   Howard M. Stein         Joseph Gurell              Lorraine S. Barnet           Leah Dushay              Samuel Goldstein          Benjamin A. Cramer        Boris Zwas
Louis Schacht                 Edward S. Steinberg     Herman Handelman           Annie Brody                  Edward Elkins            Nelson M. Gorin           Rena R. Davidson
Thelma Schreiber              Rose Tylim              Janet Maas Harris          Yetta Brown                  Marcia Feltman           Miriam G. Gould           Fanny Diner
Pearl Seidenberg              Hanah Wasserman         Sylvia Henzel              Samuel Chazan                Edith Freed              David M. Gray             Louis Doner
Helen Shulman                 Burton Yanoff           Walter Heuman              Louis Cohen                  Joseph Fritt             Henry L. Hagelberg        Lillian Ellen
Burton Spiller                                        Anna H. Holstein           Lester L. Cohen              Gesya Gelman             Rose Herzog               Edith Ferdinand
Saul Standard                 MARCH 26                Betty Hurvitz              Lester Eber                  Julius H. Goldberg       Myer Hormats              Ramona S. Fisher
Roselle Weingarten            Sam Brodsky             Claudia G. Hyman           Leon Falkoff                 Ruth Green               Lasser Itkin              Lauren D. Fleisher
Ita S. Weingarten             Milton Chernick         Benjamin Isner             Sidney S. Fine               Anna Greenberg           Minnie Jassenoff          Anne Garfinkel
                              Fay Clonick             Lillian A. Joffe           Helen F. Flatow              Matilda Greenstine       Leah E. Kaplan            Dveira Gilderman
MARCH 12                      Zelda Cowan             Ernst Katz                 Gretel Frank                 Sam Gwirtzman            David Kass                David Glassman
Carol Adamus                  Rose Eichenbaum         Bernard Katz               Joseph Gastel                Nathan D. Hershenhorn    Nathan Katz               Marian Glowinsky
Sara Lee Brodsky              Jack Freeman            Seymour D. Kirsch          Else Goldfarb                Bessie Shugalter Hirst   Florence Kingsley         Louis Goldman
Samuel Cohen                  Rita Friedman           Harold Kolko               Isadore Goldman              Emanuel Kahn             Lillian Panner Klein      Anna Goldman
Edward Frankel                Yeva Girin              Rose Korn                  Sophia Goldstein             Jeanette Kaplan          David M. Klein            Morris Gordon
Julius Grosberg               Dorothy Shames Kaplan   Esther Kramer              Leah Gordon                  Morris Kosoff            Arthur Lazoff             Abraham L. Gordon
Werner I. Halpern             Goldie Kleinberg        Rachel G. Krieger          Mollie Grossman              Lisa Beth Krieger        Josiah Manis              Helen Gould
Fay Kanthor                   Morris Kowal            Sara Kutner                Paula Harwood                Sol Landsman             Eva Goldberg Marder       William Greenberg
Yetta R. Kauffman             Hyman Kravetz           Sara Kutner                Fanny Hochman                Wolf B Lasker            Fred R. Mayer             Fay Greenberg
Sidney S. Kirshner            Louis Krohn             Scott Nathan LaBaer        Ephraim J. Kauffman          Stanley L. Levinson      Abraham Melter            Irvin Greenstine
Hyman Kolko                   Cynthia Mashioff        Sheldon Allen Lane         Abraham Korpeck              Loretta Manning          Lawrence Meyers           Samuel Henry
Mabel H. Marks                Sidney Irving Nusbaum   Ruth P. Lansky             Sylvia Kowal                 Georgiy Maymin           Morry Natal               Irving Hollander
Myra Schiffmann Medeiros      Jacob Rappaport         David Lasky                Idelle Krieger               Rebecca Morris           Yachoub Nazarian          Eva Holtz
Goldie Metzger                Mildred Rosenberg       Harold Lazeroff            Benjamin Krieger             Ralph Munzner            Cecelia Nedvedovich       Taba Kaminker                                       If you would
Sarah Natal                   Pearl Rosenbloom        Sylvia Gertrude Leonard    Evelyn G. Lipson             Isadore Newman           Elizabeth Phillips        Yospa Kinel                                         like the name of
Shepard I. Nusbaum            Florence P. Schwartz    Sol Lepson                 Jerome L. Lubin              Anne Perlman             Baruch Reitzfeld          Melvin Kingsley
                                                                                 Gertrude Mann                Robert Pollan            Mendel Reitzfeld          Abraham Kolko                                       your loved one
Maxine Hollander Peters       Cecil Schwartz          Julia Levy
Freda Rabinowitz              Sonia Sherizen          Mary G. Lewis              Lillian Markus               Leon Posen               Lea Reitzfeld             Mona Korpeck                                        read aloud on
William Raskind               Virginia Shoolman       Adolph W. Lieberman        Werner Jacob Bernhard Marx   Samuel Poze              Nathan Relin              Sidney Korpeck                                      Shabbat contact
                                                                                 Rose Morgenstern             Bess Raskind             Leon S. Rosen             Nathan Korus
Hazzan Samuel Rosenbaum       Rose Sloan              Barbara Mand
                                                                                 Lieber Obstein               Michael Alan Rosenbaum   Muriel L. Rosenberg       Michael Kowal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Carol Konuksever
Celia Savedoff                Jerry Swartz            Harry Manson
Florence Spitulnik            Dorothy Waltzer         Celia Bestry Manson        Arthur Osband                Harold Rosenbaum         David Rosenfield          Macy Lapides                                        at 473-1770 or
Janet Wurtzman                Sam Wasserman           Samuel Marcusfield         Jean Patiky                  Joseph Rosenthal         Ada Shavlan Rosenstein    Ezra B. Lasker                                      see Debbie Zeger
                              Melvin G. Wheeler       Isaak Mechtovich           Edward Pinsky                Yetta Sacks              David B Rosenthal         H. Jerry Lavender                                   on Shabbat
                              Morris Wolf             Albert L. Morris           Sarah Price                  Rhea Sadick              Sara Rubenstein           Jacob Lederman
                                                      Therese Mtono              Henry Rosenbloom             Robert H. Sadick         Isadore Ruderman          Alexander E. Leitstein                              morning.
                                                      Lester Pies                Etta Rotenberg               Herbert Schwerberg       Fannie Schaffer           Eugene Levine
                                                      Sanford Alan Pollock       Baya Rozidor                 Julia M. Shapiro         Leopold Schafheimer       Murray R. Levis
                                                      Sarah Porush               Sidney Rubin                 Joseph Simon             Josef Schiff              Etta F. Levy

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                                                                                                                                                              Ira understands your family’s needs

                                                                                                                  Proven Performance with...
                                                                                                                Ira Jevotovsky
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We record with sorrow the passing of:                                                                                   Call: 585-389-1029

                                                                                                                            Cell 230-1187
DR. MORT SCHRAGER, Z”L                                                                                                                  Before               After

                                                                                                                                                                               JOINT GOLF OUTING
husband of Marion Schrager; father of Eric (Sandra Lepson) Schrager,                                                Ira understands your family’s needs
Rachel (Kevin) Glazer, Amy (Craig Barkan) Schrager; grandfather of Talia
and Daniel Schrager, David, Haley, Jacob and Ann Glazer, and Toby, Elijah
                                                                   Proven Performance with...
and Joshua Barkan; brother of Sheldon (Sherry) Schrager and
Marlene (Saul) Landa.                                             IraLicensed
                                                                              Real Estate Associate

                                                                                 Call: 585-389-1029
                                                                                     Cell 230-1187                                                                             IN MEMORY OF JAY COHEN
brother of Maurice (Susan) Zauderer and Louis (Tzipporah) Zauderer.                           Before                After                           AND TO BENEFIT TBD AND TBE EDUCATION FUNDS
father of Cantor Audrey Abrams (David), Stanley Eisenstein
(Nancy Brutsche);father-in law of Jill Eisenstein (Tom Weymann); grandfather                             Establishing a New Tradition
of Sarah Chaya Sulman (Jonathan), Helene Belo (Shmulik), Rachel Abrams
(Cal Steinhoff) and Sal Abrams (Nik Mortensen);great-grandfather of Eve and
Eleanor Sulman, Ben Belo; and special new bride, Freada Golden; Marvin is
also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bernard and Marcia Elbaum;
and brother-in law, Mel Tenenbaum.

NORMA ERDLE, Z”L;                                                                                        Rochester's Jewish Funeral Home
mother of Brenda (Lee) Moss and Harvey (Nadine) Erdle; grandmother of Erin
                                                                                                                                                                              MONDAY, JULY 25 | MENDON GOLF CLUB
                                                                                                              Graveside, Temple or Chapel Services.
(Jeff) Kaplan, Brett (Mimi) Moss, Jesse (Lisa) Erdle, Dr. Brandon Erdle, Tiffany                              Now maintining the PARSKY records
(Kristian) Meyer; great-grandmother of Jake & Tyler Kaplan, Chloe, Samantha
& Harrison Erdle, Ella & Avery Moss and Ayla Meyer; sister of Cele Case.
                                                                                                                     427-8520                                                  8:30 AM              REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST, TEAM PICTURES
mother of Mark & Jas, Rona Kosakowski, and Neil & Barbara; grandmother                                           3325 Winton Road South                                        10:00 AM             SHOTGUN TEE START
of Don, Sandi, Steven, Elizabeth, Nathan, Elyse, Brandon, Matthew & Jessica;                       
great-grandmother of Devin, Kayla, Nicole, Clara, Aria, Emerson & Peyton.                                                                                                      4:00 PM              HORS D'OEUVRES @ MENDON GOLF CLUB

May their souls be bound up in the bond of life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          GOLF, BREAKFAST, AND HORS D’OEUVRES
HIPPA regulations prevent hospitals from alerting us when someone is ill.
If you would like a clergy visit please contact us in the office at 473-1770
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $136.00 EARLYBIRD BEFORE 6/1
                                                                                                                                                                                                          $150.00 AFTER 6/1

                                                                                                                                                                                                          REGISTER ONLINE AT: WWW.TBEROCHESTER.ORG/GOLF
                                                                                                             Annual Seasonal Contracts starting at 220.   $

                                                                                                               Other services available - Unveilings,                                                     OR CALL
                                                                                                               One Time Maintenance and Plantings,
                                                                                                             Special Occasion Flowers, Holiday Candles                                                    TEMPLE BETH EL OFFICE: 585-473-1770
                                                                                                                We would be honored to tend to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          TEMPLE BETH DAVID OFFICE: 585-266-3223
                                                                                                             resting place of your loved one, please call
                                                                                                                   or email for a customized quote

                                                                                                             585-721-5427 |

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This weekly class gives a deeper look into the Parsha, insights will include
traditional and modern commentators. Contemporary lessons will help
actualize the Torah and make it relevant in one's daily life.

          ZOOM LINK:

          Meeting ID: 844 0511 7922

                                                                               BAKE WITH
                                                                               BETH EL
A SERIES                                                                       JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY BAKING SERIES
                                                                               THURSDAYS | IN-PERSON & ZOOM!
ON PRAYER                                                                      Enjoy our monthly baking series where we will come             MAR 10... HAMANTASCHEN
                                                                               together as a community (virtually) to bake various            APR 7...... SHAKSHUKA
                                                                               traditional Jewish treats, often with a guest host (local or
EVERY WEDNESDAY                                                                                                                               MAY 12............ S'MORES BARK
                                                                               non-local celebrities!). Purchase a kit complete with all
5:30 PM (BEFORE MINCHA)                                                                                                                       JUN 2............... CHEESE BOUREKAS
                                                                               you need to bake, or just tune in with your own supplies.
Elevate your daily grind by joining Rabbi Hirsh in an                                                                                         JUL 21............. MANDEL BROT
engaging discussion about the meaning and depth of                             We also offer a special add-on where you can purchase
our daily prayers. In-person or on Zoom                                        your own TBE merchandise! It’s the Jewish way, come            AUG 25............ KREPLACH
                                                                               bake and nosh with us!

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