Vashti's Banquet - Highland Park Conservative Temple

Vashti's Banquet - Highland Park Conservative Temple

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PASSOVER HAPPENINGS 732-545-6482

732-246-3100 fax

www.hpct-cae.org

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MARCH / APRIL 2015

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: IS IT TRUE?

Sisterhood invites Women Only to attend their

Rabbi Eliot Isaac Malomet

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rom time to time someone will ask me how we reconcile the Bible with history or science. Was the universe created in seven days? Did the plagues actually happen? Did the sea really split? And, would you please tell me what the Book of Esther is doing in the Bible? Is the story true? Really? Did Ahashverosh really choose Esther from a pageant? Did Esther really bathe for six months in perfumes? How could she conceal her identity from the king when everyone knew that her uncle was a Jew? Did the Jews of Persia really fight against their enemies? Almost every sequence in the book reveals another impossibility. Scholars of the book call it a farce, a satire, a comedy. It has more in common with the Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers then it does with Isaiah or Ezekiel. Indeed, it is a peculiar book. So what do we make of this? “To the ancient reader,” writes Adele Berlin in her commentary on the Book of Esther, “an imaginative story was just as worthy, or even as holy, as a historically accurate one…” This means that the historical facts of a given story were not as important as the story itself. Whether a story actually took place the way it is described does not detract from its worthiness or even holiness. From the moment we become aware of the world, we are taught to distinguish between fact and fiction, between history and story,

fantasy and reality. Yet here we are being told that it doesn’t matter. Sometimes fiction is truer than reality. Sometimes we discover a deeper truth in an imaginative story rather than a superficial truth in a piece of dry journalism. Yes, Esther is a comedy. It is a book of pratfalls and duplicity, caricatures and craftiness. It has villains and heroes and debauchery and drunkenness. And it is funny and silly and playful and joyful. It is not a script for a play, but it has certainly lent itself to numerous theatrical adaptations over the course of Jewish history And its truth? Good does triumph over evil. The powerless emerge powerful in the end. The upside-down world, where hate and violence prevail, gives way to a world of joy and gladness, a world in which the beleaguered emerge triumphant, and celebration is manifest through reading a text, sharing a meal, giving each other gifts and providing for the poor and vulnerable. “The Book of Esther,” writes Berlin, affirms that all is right with the world and with the place of the Jews in it.” We have no way of proving whether or not the events in the Book of Esther actually happened. But regardless, it discloses some profound truths for us and for the world. We read it not only for joy and celebration, but for wisdom and hope. Happy Purim to all!

Vashti’s Banquet

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6-9 PM Middle Eastern Buffet banquet at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: SIGAL the Belly Dancer, Henna Painting, Crafts, Essential Oils, Makeup and Nails. COME DRESSED IN CAFTANS, SARIS, SCRAVES AND BANGLES! Cost: $25 for dinner and all the events $30 after March 13th; $40 for mother/daughter (teen through college aged) Information and reservations please contact Helene Knee or Susan Winter.

Save the Date! The Chaver Award Gala honoring

Lynn and Barry Sherman with the Chaver Award and special presentation of the Dor Hadash “New Generation” Award to

Stacy and David Greenblatt Sunday, May 31, 2015 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Join us for a joyous evening of exquisite food and amazing music as we pay tribute to our award recipients.

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Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth Rabbi Eliot Isaac Malomet Rabbi Emeritus Yakov R. Hilsenrath zt”l Cantor Randall Levin

OFFICERS President President Elect 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President BOARD OF TRUSTEES David Brotman Ira Cohen Lawrence Fineberg Gittel Footerman Elaine Rand Fromkin Carey Glass Marty Golden Phil Goldwasser Dr. Peter Heimann

Linda Tondow Sheldon Freidenreich Zoltan Kemeny Stuart Feinblatt

Treasurer Dr. Marc Weinstein Financial Secretary Gail Kroop Recording Secretary Dr. Barbara Chabner

Marc Herman Sue Kheel Ira Kizner Joy Kuchinsky Sherri Lerner Steve Lerner Uri Mittler Lisa Morgan Barbara Parkoff

Stanley Ravens Henry Salmon Arnold Schifman Linda Schmidt Lynette Seader Barry Sherman Marcia Shiffman Al Tondow Jerry Trub

Men’s Club Presidents: Marty Golden and Larry Klioze PAST PRESIDENTS Jacob Willner z’l A. Harry Freedman z’l Louis Beck z’l David Michelson z’l Philip Susswein z’l Abram Freidberg z’l Harry Kroll z’l Stuart Katz z’l Daniel Rockoff z’l HONORARY TRUSTEES Barbara Cohen Edward Cohen Dr. Marlene Herman

Dr. Hans Fisher Karl Ringel z’l Dr. Theodore Stahl Gertrude Klaus Arthur Cohen Dr. Theodore Sulzberg Albert Rappaport Dr. Elliot Brooks Benjamin Schall Edward Guttenplan Charles Mandel z’l Arline Schwartzman Ira Susswein z’l

Sisterhood President: Teri Manes Roy Tanzman Kevin Leff Hon. Gayle Brill Mittler Fred Morgan Dr. Peter Schild Stuart Mitnick Samuel Kamens Carl Levy Dr. Mitchel Rosen Joseph Tabak Hon. Herbert Tanzman z’l

Mazel Tov

Judith Tamaroff on the birth of her greatgrandson, Liam Bushari.

Ari Ne’eman on receiving the Second Annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion.

Paula and Paul Rovinsky on the birth of their granddaughter, Samantha Ruth Holleman.

Rabbi Sara Rich on earning a Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University.

Ellen and Maurice Elias on the birth of their grandson, Isaac Ferris Stopek. Linda and Al Tondow on the marriage of their daughter, Alissa, to Russell Nussbaum. Sue and Sam Kamens on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Noah in March. Matthew Hale on the Bat Mitzvah of his daughter, Eva. Lynette and Leonard Seader on the marriage of their son, Eric, to Ann Fabrikant. Muriel and Stanley Haber on the birth of their grandson, Malachi Yaffa. Fred Shaffer on the birth of his grandson, Amiel Zecharia Shaffer Seeman. Esther and Ray Sabin on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Max Joseph Sabin.

Amy and Steve Schonfeld on the birth of their geranddaughter, Harper Lilly Rabin-Havt. Leon Kroll on his special birthday in March. Mervin Kroop on his special birthday in March. Bernard Schanzer on his special birthday in March. Larry Zamick on his special birthday in March. Jean Gordon on her special birthday in March. Stanley Friedberg on his special birthday in March. Joseph Uniman on his special birthday in March. Reva and Irving Kaufman on their special wedding anniversary in March. Arlene and Ken Wasserman on their special wedding anniversary in March.

LISTING OF Graduates It’s not too early to think of listing your graduates, from middle school to doctoral program, in the June/ July/August issue of the KIRUV. So, please submit the name of your graduate, along with the school he or she is graduating from and the degree he or she is obtaining (when appropriate), to the KIRUV or call the Temple Office (732) 545-6482 before the May 4th deadline.

Shabbat Afternoon Torah Study with Barry Mael is returning on March 14th Get into the spirit of Shabbat at this lively and interactive text-based study session. Saturdays, 75 minutes prior to Mincha services Reva Kaufman on her special birthday in April. Stuart Mitnick on his special birthday in April. Steve Richman on his special birthday in April. Michael Kaplan on his special birthday in April. Gerald Pomper on his special birthday in April. Ruth Gottlieb on her special birthday in April. Sue and Harvey Gross on their special wedding anniversary in April.

Nahamu Nahamu Ira Kizner and Ivy Spears on the loss of Ira’s mother, Sandra Kizner. Len and Lynette Seader on the loss of Len’s mother, Gloria Seader. Family and friends of Thelma Bartner. Stanley and Donna Messer on the loss of Stanley’s mother, Sylvia Messer. Ira and Cathy Cohen on the loss of Ira’s sister, Susan Cohen Slavet. Joseph Uniman on the loss of his wife, Shirley. Linda and Barry Diamond on the loss of Linda’s father, Daniel Kirschner. Cy Rubin on the loss of his wife, Esther.

Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Linda Tondow, President As we head into the spring Yom Tovim, and are into our third quarter of our fiscal year, it’s a good time to recap for you what some of our Temple committees have been doing! • Led by Sheldon Freidenreich, the Financial Sustainability Task Force recommended costsavings strategies and the Shomrei Ha’Kehilla program. Cost savings initiatives were implemented by the Board of Trustees and many of our Temple members – Full and Associate members – have become “guardians of our congregation.” • Barbara Cohen and the Paving Bricks Committee developed a new way to celebrate milestones and raise funds for the Temple, while beautifying our Temple’s South Third Avenue entrance. • Brenda Tanzman, Linda Schmidt, Marlene Herman and Bonnie Freidenreich promise us an exciting Chaver Award Gala and ad journal, helping us achieve this year’s fundraising goals. • The Constitution Committee, chaired by Stuart Feinblatt, is reviewing the Temple Constitution. Any necessary revisions will be brought to a meeting of the congregation for a vote. • Marilyn Pruce and the Library Committee are building on the work they did last year, continuing to enhance our Schwartzman Library holdings. • Two new committees were formed this year: the Youth Education Committee and the Communications Committee. The Youth Education Committee is tasked with assessing and identifying ways we can supplement the Jewish education needs of our youth. Chaired by Natalie Artel, the Committee is conducting a survey of our families with children to see which Temple youth programs are currently being used, where our children are receiving their religious education and what needs there might be. They held a Family Friday evening Shabbat service and are planning a family Shabbat dinner. • Marla Zirin, Chair of our Youth Commission, continues to guide our Kadima and USY Advisors, providing our youth with a full calendar of events.

• Our Communications Committee is looking to streamline and make more effective our internal and external communications. Amy Shakun and Marshal Datkowitz are currently revising our Temple website, making it easier to maintain and keep current. • Our Religious Committee, chaired by Carey Glass, along with the coordinators of our two minyanim, and of course, Rabbi Malomet, assure that our Congregation’s religious needs are met. • Phil Goldwasser and the Adult Education Committee are looking for ways to creatively meet the educational needs and interests of our community. • Phyllis Novick and the Bikur Cholim Chessed Outreach Committee are setting up a system to connect those in need of not only assistance with such things as driving to medical appointments, but to identify needs of items that others might be able to donate. • This year’s Film Series, brought to us by Udi Shorr and our Film Committee, saw record numbers in attendance. • February and March, our musical months, beginning with the Basya Schechter and Pharaoh’s Daughter, brought to us by the Shirainu Concert Committee chaired by Marcia Shiffman. • Fred Morgan and the Suzanne and Sandor Gross Memorial Cantorial Shabbaton Committee arranged for world renowned Chazzan Raphael Frieder at our 6th Annual Shabbaton. As a special treat, our own Chazzan Randall Levin and his wife Emily will close our music months with a concert, From Bimah to Broadway. We are an amazingly active synagogue - and I haven’t even listed the activities of our Men’s Club and Sisterhood! There is a great deal of planning, creativity and volunteer time and commitment that goes into making all of this happen. Along with Rabbi Malomet’s guidance, NONE of this can From happen without our dedicated staff. scheduling the events, creating publicity flyers and processing the mailings, guiding the event timelines, assuring room set up and custodial staff clean-up, to being sure snow is shoveled, building repairs are taken care of and phones are answered, Linda Diamond, Beth Spurr and Diane Kurucz make it all happen – and more.

RUTGERS SHABBAT o o o o

RU Ready!!! April 18! Is Rutgers your alma mater? Are you an undergrad or graduate student? Did your child or grandchild graduate RU? Are you a Rutgers fan? Checked YES for any of the above? Be prepared to wear SCARLET! More information will be coming!

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HPCT-CAE Presents From Bimah to Broadway with our very own Emily Landa Levin and Cantor Randall Levin in concert March 7, 2015 8 PM Refreshments following concert Cost for Tickets: Reserved Seats - $36 Advance Adult Tickets - $20 Advance Student Tickets - $10 RSVP to the Temple Office. At the Event: $25 Adult and $10 Student Rides available in Highland Park upon advance request.

Scholarship Applications for 2015 ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP IN THE TEMPLE OFFICE. Deadlines for both the Mintz and Summer Scholarship applications are Friday, April 17th No exceptions!

Don’t forget – Scholarship Shabbat June 13th USY has more scholarship money for Israel than ever before. There is additional money for Israel trips based on financial need. For additional information email: [email protected]

USY NEWS USY has been doing incredible things lately! We recently went to see the Rutgers vs. Michigan Men’s Basketball game, had a murder mystery event, went ice-skating with other youths of the Temple and had a chapterwide jam session, featuring many of our talented members. If you would like to become involved or plan an event with the USYers, please contact Julie Katz at [email protected]

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Jewish Music and Identity:

ALL THINGS

Society, Culture, Emotion and Meaning

with Cantor Randall Levin Mondays, March 2, 9 and 16 at 8 PM Everyone is invited to participate in the

Pre-Passover Workshop with Rabbi Eliot Malomet Monday, March 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Rabbi Malomet will teach us more about the Halakhah, customs and traditions of the Passover Seder and the holiday. He will give us new ideas for entertaining our children and educating our guests. Attend at no charge.

Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life, and it continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Hazzan Levin will lead a unique and engaging exploration of the breadth of sacred and popular Jewish music, from folk songs, anthems, and chants, to theater pieces, with an emphasis on music as an expression of identity. Through audio, video and personal experience, the class will examine the rise of popular music in the American synagogue, the emotional and spiritual impact of worship music, the musical component of Jewish holidays, and the different ways prayer-songs are performed. Participants will gain an appreciation of both what Jewish music is and what it does. Members $36 Non-members $50

SHMURA MATZAH - Cost $20 per pound Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Pre-World War II Activism

Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 25. Pick-up willl be Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2.

Professor Melissa Klapper

This is a sufficient amount for the Seder for both nights. Please call the Temple office.

DFMFCSBUF!QBTTPWFS XJUI!UIPTF!JO!OFFE" Sisterhood encourages the congregation to participate in the 2015 Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County Passover Food Drive The list of non-perishable Kosher for Passover food items needed is: Matzo, can of potatoes, gefilte fish, kugel or potato latke mix, jar of mayonnaise, quart of oil, macaroons, can of vegetables, can of fruit, bottle of grape juice, can of tuna, jar of jelly and box of matzoh ball and soup mix. Drop off location is the Legacy Room at the Temple Drop off dates and times: Thursday, March 19 – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday, March 20 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, March 22 – 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this important mitzvah.

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8 PM

Ben Dwin Memorial

Charity Fund This fund was set up by CAE and remembers a wonderful man. If you would like to contribute to the needy at Passover, you may direct contributions to the Ben Dwin Memorial Charity Fund.

Melissa Klapper is Professor of History and former director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Rowan University. Dr. Klapper’s most recent book, Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940 won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies. Professor Klapper will also sign copies of her book. Members $6. Non-members $10.

Take a Seat at Our Table(s)! Join us for good food and great company at our

Young Families Dinner Sunday, April 26th at 6 PM Enjoy a delicious meal planned and prepared by members of our Shabbat morning youth groups and teen and volunteer parents. Look for more information in Temple mailings and Shabbat announcements. Please contact Sherri Lerner if you can volunteer to help us out.

Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth

SISTERHOOD REPORT Teri Manes, Sisterhood President Sisterhood started the year with our Annual Mitzvah Day at which we made brownies and date nut bread for our Sisterhood Shabbat Kiddush, and cooked soup – 115 quarts worth!!!! We donated some of this to the families of the Stein Hospice and delivered some to our own homebound families. We collected many toiletries for Women Aware, our charitable partner this year, and we thank all of you who brought in toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and other personal hygiene products to help the women who have been affected by domestic violence to remake their lives. We also had a volunteer from Women Aware come and share some important information about the organization and what they do. Also in January we held our Annual Sisterhood Shabbat. We shared highlights of the Sisterhood year and sponsored the Tu b’Shvat Kiddush. Did you get a chance to taste the seven species of fruits and grains at the Kiddush? A huge Kol Hakavod to Marsha Goldwasser for her incredible efforts to have the service filled with women of the community – reading torah, having aliyot, and doing the rest of the honors. And on top of that, she delivered a fabulous D’var Torah sharing her own personal story and path to Sisterhood and its role in her life. I felt as if I was at my own daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and was kvelling the whole service! And many thanks to the Rabbi and Religious Committee for being so gracious as to allow women to be such an integral part of this particular Shabbat service. February was our long awaited Money and Women Seminar with our very own, Sally Klinger Rogers. More kvelling! Sally provided insight and advice to the women about how to understand personal finance and feel competent in the decisions that they have to and do make. Now let’s march into March, which is going to be a very full month. We start the month with Purim bags! The Sisterhood puts their heart into with this joint mitzvah and fund raiser program. Many thanks

Sisterhood’s 1st Mah Jongg Tournament Sunday, April 26th Bring your friends to have some friendly competition! Win prizes! More information coming soon!

in advance to our co-chairs, Carol Shapiro and Rochelle Epstein for the beautiful packages which are given to all members of our Temple family within the distribution area. Thanks to Esther Sabin for the lovely Purim cards which are sent to all the members outside of our distribution area. Kol Hakavod to the committee headed by Elaine Rand Fromkin and Sara Goodman Hand who arrange packers and distribution schedules to get the packages out. Sign up to help? Please offer as we always need help for the packing day, Sunday morning March 1 and for the distribution on Purim, March 4 and 5 Vashti’s Banquet – Back By Popular Demand! On Tuesday, March 17, we are sponsoring our third Vashti’s Banquet. Take a step into Old Persia, and enjoy all types of beautification: a spice bazaar, henna, dance and a luscious Middle-eastern buffet. Come and wear scarves, saris, and bangles to get into the spirit! If you came in the past, you know that this is a fantastic opportunity for women to enjoy the finer things in life! This year we are offering a nice package discount for women to attend with their teenage daughters. Please participate in the preparations and the evening. Be in touch with Susan Winter or Helene Knee about this program.

PAGE 5 Vocational Services for distribution to families in need. The Passover food collection will be held March 19, 20 and 22. April has two events scheduled. The first is our Spring Book Discussion, which will be on Sunday morning, April 19. The book we are reading is Raquela - A Women of Israel by Ruth Gruber. Alive with the courage of a rare woman and a rugged nation, Raquela tells the powerful and deeply moving story of an Israeli woman who has known passionate love, great danger, shattering loss and who witnessed the darkest–and most triumphant moments in the history of the Jewish people. Raquela won the National Jewish Book Award in 1978, Our FIRST EVER Mah Jongg Tournament is on Sunday, April 26. If you play Mah Jongg, you have to attend and bring your friends to have some friendly competition, win prizes and have a great day. Be in touch with Mindy Golden to participate or volunteer to help with the event. Friday, May 1 we are reprising our Sisterhood’s Home-Cooked Friday Night Shabbat Dinner. We will make a tasty menu and will prepare alternatives for vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free folks. (And we are pretty careful with the salt too!) Please join us for this haimisch evening. Enjoy a wonderful Friday night service and dinner. Please look out for a call to cook and, of course, a call to EAT!

March 24 is the date for Sisterhood and Hadassah’s Annual Joint Program. This year’s guest speaker is Ambassador Meryl Frank, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Comission on the Status of Women (CSW), and previously Mayor of Highland Park. Her travels around the world and her insight into the roles that women play in countries near and far will make for a VERY engaging meeting. This is an incredible opportunity for us all to broaden our horizons.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We have a wonderful opportunity to host the Garden State Region at their Annual Spring Conference on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Keynote Speaker from Women’s League will be Gloria Adelson.

In March, share in the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam with the Annual Passover Food Drive. We ask all the members of the Temple community to bring non-perishable Passover food to the Temple to be donated to the Jewish Family and

Lastly, I want to remind you to keep your mind engaged with all the Sisterhood activities and your body healthy by joining us for Zumba with Andrea Orlando, on Monday nights. It is so much fun and you will feel great when you come!

Save the Date!

Sisterhood/Hadassah Annual Joint Meeting

Sisterhood Home-Cooked Shabbat Dinner

Friday, May 1 Please join us for this haimisch evening. Watch your mail for more details!

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Mindy Golden for spearheading the 4th Annual Mah Jongg Card Fundraiser. We are increasing our sales of cards each year and that means extra money for Sisterhood!

Tuesday, March 24 – 7 p.m. With Guest Speaker,

Ambassador Meryl Frank former U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Comission on the Status of Women (CSW)

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News From the Men’s Club Marty Golden and Larry Klioze, Co-Presidents The Men’s Club continues to be active through the winter. On Sunday, January 18th, we had another football game watch, only this time it was Touchdowns and Tefillin. Our Men’s Club members watched the NFC Championship Game and enjoyed pizza, salad and dessert. At halftime we viewed a video, “The Ties That Bind” that encourages Jews to perform the mitzvah of wrapping Tefillin. The video included detailed instructions on how to put on Tefillin for those who needed a refresher. Thanks to Dan Shifrin, Al Davis and Ira Kizner who helped put on the event. Thank you to our Blood Drive CoChairs, Linda Schmidt and Jerry Langer, and to our volunteers and those who came out to donate. We also thank Beth Spurr and the Temple staff, for their logistical help setting up and cleaning up before and after the drive. On Sunday, February 1st, we joined with other Jewish Men’s Clubs from around the world to host the World Wide Wrap at Morning Minyan. Forty-three men, women and children attended the service, which was followed by a

video from Rabbi Steinsaltz in Israel explaining why we put on Tefillin, and a scrumptious breakfast prepared by the Men’s Club. Todah Rabah to Al Davis and Craig Artel for helping make this event a huge success.

support USY Summer Camp scholarships. If you have not done so already, it is not too late to send in your Men’s Club dues payment. Become a member and be one of the guys. This promotes growth in our Shul.

Thank you to our Blood Drivew cochairs, Linda Schmidt and Jerry Langer, and to our volunteers and those who came out to donate.

Watch your mail and our Facebook page for announcements about other exciting Men’s Club activities that are currently in the planning stage. We also encourage you to attend all possible services and activities at the Temple including daily Minyanim. Please note: There is a special need for members of our Congregation to support our morning Minyan during the first two weeks of March as five of the regular attendees will be away on a trip. Feel free to let us know of any feedback or programming ideas by writing to us at [email protected] You can also use that email address to ask to be subscribed to our mailing list, and you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Our upcoming schedule includes a couple of huge events: Men’s Club Shabbat will take place on March 14th. Men’s Club members will read Torah and Haftorah. We will have several Aliyot as well as lead the congregation in other parts of the service. The Men’s Club will also co-sponsor the Kiddush. Make sure you attend Shabbat services on Men’s Club Shabbat to see our members in action! This spring the Men’s Club will distribute Yellow Candles to the congregation to commemorate Yom Hashoah. We ask that you make a small donation when you receive your candle. Proceeds from your donations go to

Thank you again for your continued support. B’shalom!

Thank you to those who helped! The Blood Drive on Martin Luther King Jr., Day was successful. On behalf of the community, we express gratitude to those who presented as blood donors at the Winter Blood Drive. Thirty-one people came to donate, from whom we collected 25 units of blood. Also, Todah Rabah to the volunteers who helped with the drive: Debbie Gerber, Hillary Glass, Doris Siederer and Phil Schmidt. Our appreciation goes to the Men’s Club for their support and sponsorship. And, as ever, we thank Beth, Diane and the Shul staff for making it happen. – Linda Schmidt and Jerry Langer, Co-Chairs

FROM THE CHESSED OUTREACH COMMITTEE “I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU....” How often we say those words. Well I’m suggesting that while thinking about someone is lovely, acting on those thoughts can really make a big difference in someone’s day. So instead of just thinking, try making a call, sending an email, or, best of all, send a card. When someone is recuperating or homebound, getting something other than junk mail or a bill brings genuine cheer.

Often when we hear someone is ill or going through a difficult time, we hesitate to call. We’re afraid we might be bothering them. However, if you do call and it’s not convenient for them or they’re not up to it, they’ll tell you or they might not even pick up the phone. At least they will know you were thinking of them ... that you cared. – Phyllis Novick

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Celebrate Our Youth May 2 is our YOUTH SHABBAT and we will celebrate with a Ramah-style shabbat morning service! We will be honoring our youth programs, including our Shabbat youth services, Hebrew High School, Kadima, USY and youth/family programs, Scouts, our campers who participate in Jewish camp programs, and our rich history affiliated with Camp Ramah. Join us in sponsoring Kiddush and honor a special youth in your family, or your own

special relationship with Camp Ramah, USY or Kadima as a parent of a current or former participant in one of these programs, or even if you yourself were once a Ramahnik, Kadimanik or USYer! Send a check for $18 to the Temple, with YOUTH SHABBAT in the memo line. Have any USY, Kadima or Ramah memorabilia? Contact Linda Tondow at [email protected]

UPCOMING KADIMA EVENTS Sunday, March 1st is Kadimah Day and an exciting event at the Powerhouse Studios in East Hanover from 2-5pm. Kadima Day is a fun event with a wild and wacky game show, a dance party and video games. Updated calendar of events taking place at the Temple: March 12th, March 31st April 14th April 30th, May 11th and May 21st

Welcome New Members Spencer Brooks joins our congregation. He is a music teacher, residing in Highland Park. Ceil and Leonard Stern live in East Brunswick. Leonard is an engineer and Ceil is retired. They have four adult children. HPCT-CAE welcomes you to our Temple Family!

Sisterhood Spring Book Discussion Sunday, April 19th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the home of Shelley Phillips, 7 Manor Court, Edison Moderated by: Tova Friedman

Raquela “A Woman of Israel” by Ruth Gruber Please RSVP by April 13th to Lynette Seader 732-254-4966; [email protected]

HPCT-CAE is proud to once again be the pick-up site for the VonThun Farms CSA, coordinated by Marsha and Phil Goldwasser. Contact them at [email protected] for more information.

Thanks to our members who participate in the Unity Bank UCare Program, the Temple receives approximately $3,000 yearly from Unity Bank. This amount could significantly increase if all our members who have accounts at Unity advise the bank that their accounts should be linked with the Temple in their UCare Program. Unity donates a percentage of the average daily balances of all linked accounts. Encourage your friends and neighbors to participate as well since you do not have to be a member to participate. Any questions, please contact the Temple Office.

Todah Rabah We are thankful for, and humbled by, the many expressions of sympathy and condolence from our HPCTCAE family. The generous acts of kindness that were made after the passing of my dear mother, Michelle Goldberg Levin, were of great comfort to us during a difficult time. My mother led a life dedicated to so many of the values and causes that are embodied here in Highland Park, and we are so very grateful for the warm embrace of the entire Temple community. B’hakarat Tova – Hazzan Randall and Emily Levin, and Henry __________ We want to express our gratitude to everyone from HPCT-CAE who extended condolences during Shiva after my Mom’s passing and insured that we had well attended minyanim. The support from our Shul community is greatly appreciated. – The Schmidt Family __________ We would like to take this opportunity to thank our entire Temple family for your generosity during this most difficult time. The outpouring of support through shiva meals, visits, contributions, notes of condolence and your presence at Minyon meant so much to us. It’s truly heartwarming to be a part of such a caring and loving community. May the memory of all our departed be a blessing. – Ira Kizner, Ivy Spears and Family __________ Our sincere thanks for the many donations, phone calls, emails and kind words that you shared with me and my family. It was truly comforting to know that everyone was thinking of us while I sat shiva in Massachusetts. May my sister’s name, Susan Cohen Slavet z’l, always be for a blessing. – Ira, Cathy, Ben & Andrew Cohen __________ Todah Rabah for your condolences and donations made in memory of my mother, Sylvia Messer z’l. – Dr. Stanley and Donna Messer

MA MARCH RCH CALENDAR CALENDAR OF E EVENTS VENTS

SUNDAY SUNDAY

1

10 AADAR DA R

MONDAY MONDAY

2

11 AADAR DA R

Tal Talmud mud CClass lass – 9:30 9:30 am Si Sisterhood sterhood Pu Purim rim Pa Packing cking – 9 am

Boyy Sc Scouts 6:30 Bo outs – 6: 30 pm

8

17 AADAR DA R

TUESDAY TUESDAY

3

12 AADAR DA R

WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY

4

13 AADAR DA R

TTHURSDAY HURSDAY

5

14 AADAR DA R

Ra Rabbi’s bbi’s Cl Class ass – 12:30 12:30 pm

Tor Torah ah on Tues Tuesday day – 10: 10:30 30 am

FAST FAS ST OOFF ESTHER ESTHER Fas Fastt Begins Begins – 5:06 5:06 am Fast Fast Ends Ends – 6:22 6:22 pm

PU PURIM R IM Traditional Megillah Tr aditional RReading eading of tthe he M egillah – 6:45 6:45 am

Hebrew 5:30 pm Hebrew High High – 5:30 Zumba Zumba – 7:15 7:15 pm AJA AJA Jewish Jewish Music Music (Levine) (Levine) – 8 pm

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Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth Our children celebrated Tu B’Shvat with great enthusiasm, through discussions, projects, stories, songs, programs and a special Tu B’Shvat assembly with Mrs. Herman and Ezra. The children learned about all the good that we get from trees – wood and paper, shade, fruit, animal habitats and oxygen. Mrs. Herman shared her amazing collection of items that come from trees, including real wooden shoes and jewelry, and a jacket made from paper! They learned about the different parts of a tree, the importance of taking care of trees and of planting new trees too.

In cooking class, the preschool children enjoyed cutting fruit and making their own unique combinations of fruit salad. They sampled various fruits from trees such as, oranges, figs, apples, and dates. They discussed the various colors, textures and sizes of the fruits and trees. The oldest preschoolers got together with their JFVS friends for a special Tu B’Shvat program of planting and singing. At press time, we are eagerly anticipating a very special Rosh Chodesh Adar family event to get us in the mood for Purim, with a costume party and dinner for all Above & Beyond families.

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Yahrzeits (If you are not already receiving notification about a yahrzeit, and would like to, please contact the Temple Office.) MONTH OF MARCH Bertha Brooks, Julius Kaplan, Frances Kirschner, Gerson Robinson, Louis Schocket, Bernard Hortz, Harriet LaDuca, Joseph Levin, Israel Marcus, Irene Ramer, Betty Rawlinson, Anne Rubenstein, Mae Rubenstein, Jennie Shiffman, Sarah Bussel, Sam Hausman, Lillian Kahn, Abraham Kelson, Louis Lax, Minnie Lutzky, Daniel Rockoff, Rebecca Braver, Sam Braver, Benjamin Forman, Reuben Guberman, Joel Mendelson, Jack Rosengarten, Norman Rossner, David Rudkin, Aaron Tabak, Milton Witchel, David Levine, Dora Schoen, Sadie Sugarman, Shirley Weiss, Sydney Zamost, Sally Boley, Nathan Epstein, Sam Granich, Sam Granich, Harry Pollack, Ann Silverman, Esther Tarler, Pamela Tolchinsky, Harry Friedman, Fae Kushnick, Anna Levin, Jack Rosenfeld, Norman Sandler, Rose Schoenfeld, William Schwartz, Leo Zwiebel, Minnie Belgrad, A. Brenner, Madeline Eisen, Sidney Goldberg, Yakov Hilsenrath, Fannie Klein, Nathan Levy, Lena Miller, William Rabinowitz, Lionel Rawlinson, Murray Rudkin, Eva Stahl, Gussie Sternberg, Ray Hausmann, Riki Jacobs, Rachel Beymann, Pearl Greenfield, Dorothy Kravitz, Albert Miller, Frances Olitzky, George Eichen, Josephine Sathan, Helen Applebaum, Bernard Denenberg, Esther Schultz, Esther Wysoker, Bella Zwiebel, Lillian Dantsker, Marian Diamond, Edna Eisner, Selda Glanz, Rita Kesselman, Harold Paszamant, Mary Weinberg, Paul Epstein, Alex Glasser, Philip Hindes, Leon Marantz, Ruth Mondschein, Charles Nogid, Margot Rosenberg, Mollie Botvinick, Simon

Holdowsky, Julius Rubin, Hilda Schwartz, Audrey Slade, Rose Weiss, Samuel Belsh, Trina Elkin, Mundo Gross, Samuel Laibowitz, Devora Lipow, Harry Mitnick, Thelma Dakelman, Goldie Forman, Milton Gross, Tillie Kroop, Irving Rabinowitz, Sarah Teich, Lewis Lander, Morris Siegel, Harold Weisblatt, Maurice Feinblatt, Seymour Pasichow, Herman Siederer, Ida Zimmerman, Frieda Farber, Celia Garboos, Moses Hazelnis, Frieda Mondschein, Louis Davis, Jacob Schifman, Samuel Schwartz, Lester Feller, Lillian Howard, Stanley Kamel, George Kean, David Kuchinsky, Dorothy Naar, Gordon Sandler, Pauline Cohen, Samuel Laskowitz, Florence Sabin, Dora Siegel, Eugene Berstein, Rebecca Davidovits, Karel Lutomirski, Gertrude Schwartz, Boris Cohen, Rose Math, Millie Michelson, Israel Pass, Rose Rockoff, Walter Schonwald, David Shapiro, Sylvia Goldstein, Helen Lobonowitz, Esther Friedman, Dorothea Guttmann, Harriet Phillips, Joan Schuman, Max Thaler, Samuel Cooper, Sylvia Laufer, Minnie Levine, Samuel Math, Samuel Rosenblatt, Samuel Sandler, Amy Behar, Jacqueline Fralley, Rose Klee, Leizer Mozeico, Samuel Cohen, Michael Garboos, Herman Ginsberg, Arthur Osband, Fannie Schwartzman, Abraham Shapiro, Rachel Stitis

Remembrance Day and You

For those of you - members of our Temple and members of our Community - whose loved ones perished - you know their names, and on Yom Hashoah we will all remember them. For those who were spared the personal losses but feel the connections, we will have names for you to recite so we can all remember.

Wednesday, April 15 7:30 p.m. The Holocaust Remembrance and Education Committee will present our Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration — A Service of Remembrance, a Moment to Reflect, a Time to Speak Names, a Need to Preserve, conducted by Rabbi Eliot I. Malomet.

MONTH OF APRIL Sam Alpert, Frances Chartock, Adele Cruso, Sidney Shapanka, Florence Lapitzk, Nettie Quart, Gussie Schwartz, Rose Bresler, Ida Sattler, Rhoda Ratzan, Saul Rechtschafer, Sonia Abrams, Harry

As survivors age, it is incumbent upon the next generation and the next generation to remember and preserve.

Evin, Celia Frankel, Andrew Gross, Miriam Gutman, Regina Hoffner, Edith Kossoff, Rohn Finard, Melvyn Greenberg, Rachel Ides, Nathan Kaplan, Nathan Kaplan, Milton Moslovitz, Louis Zarin, Philip Kaplan, Meyer Parkoff, Louis Beck, Max Davis, Sophie Harfe, Margaret Silver, Max Tanzman, Bessie Green, Abraham Kheel, Ruth Weisblatt, Jason Grzesh, Rebecca Rodin, Paul Goodman, Edward Greenstone, Raymond Kirschner, Henry Klein, David H. Strumeyer, Harry Berkowitz, Louis Dakelman, Max Moskowitz, Benjamin Talmadge, Irving Falk, Anna Jacobs, Albert Lagowitz, Harry Teich, Samuel Feinberg, Margo Schild, Jacob Shyken, Emanuel Friedberg, Ida Mitnick, Rose Ringel, Aaron Schlisserman, Rose Silverman, Wilbur Silverman, Hans Fried, Sol Gorelick, Abraham Kleinrock, Annette Osband, Osias Rosen, Ilene Shaffer, Nathan Dwin, Joseph Bernstein, Mary Goldstein, Harry Horwitz, Helen Pritz, Rose Risch, Nathan Schwartzman, Estelle Footerman, Leona Lebovitz, Melvyn Motolinsky, Cecile Parkoff, Theodore Schreier, Iris Wolfe, Ann Farber, Seymour Friedberg, Matilda Greenburg, Herbert Narod, Nettie Kahn, Rose Berman, Harry Ravens, Irving Rubinoff, Martha Slusky, Lena Goldberg, Morris Hinden, David Menell, Martin Rothberg, Max Shiffman, Isabel Ginsberg, Simon Goldberg, Seymour Rogers, Mary Cohen, George Golden, Rebecca (Betty) Rosenblatt, Paul Silverman, Minnie Barras, Reuben Seagull, Pearl Belsh, Alex Breslin, Carl Greenburg, Sara Kanarek, Sally Marshall, Elsie Schwartz

Men’s Club Hosts USY Drive Men’s Club will facilitate Holocaust awareness in our community by offering special Yom Hashoah Yellow Candles for a small donation. Donations collected will be used for USY Encampment and Convention Scholarships. Watch your mail for details.

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PICTURE GALLERY

Check out these pictures of events that took place recently at the Temple: Men’s Club December 24th Event, Sisterhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner and the Men’ Club World Wide Wrap.

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We Gratefully Acknowledge

and thank the following generous contributors to our funds AJA Carol and Kenneth Bernstein in honor of Rabbi Malomet’s Monday lunch class. Elly Ehrlich in memory of Gloria Seader. Elly Ehrlich in memory of Micherlle Goldberg Levin. Elly Ehrlich in memory of Sandra Kizner. Elly Ehrlich in memory of Daniel Kirschner. CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND Lisa and Stanley Fischer in memory of Gloria Seader. Elaine Rand Fromkin in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Beverly Teich in memory of Ella Rems. Victoria Zagorin in memory of Aron Wysoker. Madeline Crass, Gussie Mandel and Steve Klein in honor of the birthday of Mary Belsky. Michael and Hannah Hofrichter in memory of Lawrence Hofrichter. Daniel Mladnick and Sarah Hymowitz in honor of the special birthday of Mitch Rosen. Mildred Tanzman in memory of Morris Siegel. Linda and Barry Diamond in memory of Ada Diamond. Barbara Chabner and Marshal Datkowitz in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Madeline Crass, Gussie Mandel and Steve Klein in honor of the birthday of Mildred Tanzman. Lynette and Len Seader in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Lynette and Len Seader in honor of Gayle Brill Mittler being elected Mayor of Highland Park. Brenda and Roy Tanzman in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Roberta Ellen in honor of Stuart Mitnick. Marlene and Ed Herman in memory of Moe and Etta Herman. Diane and Barnett Hoffman in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Elaine Rand Fromkin in memory of Gloria Seader. Nona and Gary Schwartz in memory of Dorothy Adler Schmidt. Gail and Mervin Kroop in honor of the birth of Benyamin Zev Kemeny. Gail and Mervin Kroop in memory of Dorothy Adler Schmidt. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Herbert Tanzman. Linda and Phil Schmidt in honor of the birthday of Marlene Herman. Linda and Phil Schmidt in honor of the birthday of Barbara Schild. Linda and Phil Schmidt in honor of the wedding anniversary of Barbara and Pete Schild. Linda and Phil Schmidt wishing Gail and Merv Kroop good health and happiness in their new home. Linda and Phil Schmidt in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Roberta and Larry Fachler.

Jeffrey and Teresa Orbach in memory of Julius Orbach. Barbara and Pete Schild in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Lisa Zimmerman and Seth Gross in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Lisa Zimmerman and Seth Gross in memory of Sandra Kizner. Jennifer and Richard Bullock in memory of Herbert Tanzman. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of David Freidenreich. Heather and Phil Kibel in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Nona and Gary Schwartz in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Herman. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Rabbi Kerry and Sheryl Olitzky in memory of Jerome Reznick. Judy Tamaroff in memory of her father, Irvin Dantsker. Lisa and Fred Morgan in memory of Benjamin Morgan and Ruth Nogid. Barbara and Pete Schild in honor of the wedding anniversary of Marcia and Perry Trechak. Barbara and Pete Schild in honor of the 75th birthday of Perry Trechak. Marilyn and David Ernst in honor of the special birthday of Stanley Fischer. Barbara and Pete Schild in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Herman. Barbara and Pete Schild in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Barbara and Pete Schild in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Roberta and Lawrence Fachler. Ira and Cathy Cohen in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Lisa and Stanley Fischer in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Roberta and Lawrence Fachler. Brenda and Roy Tanzman in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Diane and Barnett Hoffman. Brenda and Roy Tanzman in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Harriet and Alan Gordon. Janet and Shlomo Peleg in honor of the birth of Benyamin Zev Kemeny. Joe Tabak in honor of the marriage of Evan Schonfeld and Sarah Rothenberg. Joan and Stuart Mitnick in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Leslie Fishbein and Zoltan Kemeny in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Gertrude Gerr in memory of Anne Schwartzberg. Gertrude Gerr in memory of Bernice Friedman. Lebeau/Kress Family in honor of the birth of Benyamin Zev Kemeny.

Lynette and Lenny Seader in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Lynette and Lenny Seader in honor of the birth of Samantha Ruth Holleman. Joan and Stuart Mitnick in memory of Sylvia Messer. Ina Nelson in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Hazel Rabinowitz in memory of Shirley Uniman. Leslie Fishbein and Zoltan Kemeny in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Leslie Fishbein and Zoltan Kemeny in memory of Sylvia Messer. Barbara and Pete Schild in meory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Barbara and Pete Schild in memory of the father of Judy Manning. Marlene and Ed Herman wishing Rabbi Kerry Olitzky a Refuah Shlemah. Patricia Davidson in memory of her grandfather, Samuel A. Kronman. Elaine Rand Fromkin in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Gloria Dwin in memory of Louis Rosenthal. Maier Friedman in memory of Ruth Friedman. Maier Friedman in memory of Bunim Friedman. Lisa Zimmerman and Seth Gross in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Barbara and Pete Schild in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Elliot Brooks in memory of Lewis Brooks, Jackie Brooks, Herman Sugarman, Sadie Sugarman and Bertha Brooks. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Kerry Olitzy a speedy and complete recovery. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Mindy Schifman a speedy and complete recovery. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Heidi Rogol a speedy and complete recovery. Cathy and Ira Cohen in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Rosengarten Family in memory of Herman Abrams. Linda and Al Tondow in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Linda and Al Tondow in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Barbara and Arthur Cohen in memory of Daniel Kirschner. ENDOWMENT FUND Shirley and Joseph Uniman in memory of Hyman Uniman. Reva and Irving Kaufman in memory of Herman Kaufman. Mindy and Marty Golden in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Mindy and Marty Golden in memory of Gloria Seader. Mindy and Marty Golden in honor of the new home of Susan and Irv Kobren.

PAGE 14 Irma Rockoff in memory of her brother, Milton Avroch. Barbara and Pete Schild in memory of Gloria Seader. Marlene and Ed Herman in memory of Sonia Jacobs and Stephen Silverman. Muriel Federman Levine in memory of her husband, Julius Levine. Patricia Davidson in memory of her grandmother, Isabelle Kronman, and her mother, Evelyn Kronman. Ora Gourarie in memory of her father, Daniel Gourarie. Mindy and Marty Golden in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Mindy and Marty Golden in honor of Sisterhood. Eli Bussell in memory of his father, Max Bussel. Stanley Michelson in memory of David Michelson. Phyllis Chudnick in memory of Sylvia Messer. Phyllis Chudnick in memory of Irma and Kivie Yafie. Isadore Goldberg in memory of Jacob Goldberg. Estelle and Peter Heimann in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Ora Gourarie and Udi Shorr in memory of Daniel Kirschner. MEALS FUND Linda and Barry Diamond in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Jonathan Ehrlich in memory of Alvin Ehrlich. Dov Nelkin in memory of Stuart Nelkin. Linda Fisher in memory of Esther Herman. Ina Nelson in memory of Gloria Seader. Sandy and Stanley Ravens wishing a Refuah Shelemah to Freda and Ed Cohen. Shirley Scharf in memory of her mother, Marie Sauber. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in memory of Gloria Seader. Linda, Barry, Michael, Sarah and Josh and Chana Diamond in honor of the special birthday of Ed Cohen. Linda, Barry, Michael, Sarah and Josh and Chana Diamond in honor of the 68th wedding anniversary of Freda and Ed Cohen. Fred Shaffer and family in memory of Maxwell Shaffer. Evelyn and George Lander in memory of Belle Lander. Powell and Diane Saks in memory of Sam Saks. Jennifer and Richard Bullock in memory of Sandra Kizner. Liz and Alex Kemeny in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein and Marc Weinstein in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Hillary and Carey Glass in memory of Doris Adler Schmidt. Hillary and Carey Glass in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Hillary and Carey Glass in memory of Sandra Kizner. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in memory of Sandra Kizner.

Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth Rita and David Paszamant in memory of Julius Falk. Gertrude Gerr in honor of the special wedding anniversary of Ruth-Ann and Harold Gerr. Lebeau/Kress Family in memory of Sandra Kizner. Lebeau/Kress Family in memory of Michelle Levin. Lebeau/Kress Family in memory of Dorothy Schmidt. Lebeau/Kress Family in memory of Solomon Chazan. Lebeau/Kress Family in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Bernie Sadof in memory of Joan R. Sadof. Ben and Shirley Scharf in memory of Morris Scharf. Rita and David Paszamant in memory of Ann Paszamant. Estelle and Peter Heimann in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Ora Gourarie and Udi Shorr in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Shirley and Ben Scharf in memory of Anna Scharf. Murray Sternberg in memory of Mollie Sternberg. Helen Solomon and family in memory of Esther Rubin. GENERAL DONATIONS Brenda Okyn Steven Strauss wishing Michael Kaplan and speedy and complete recovery. Allison Lander in memory of Dorothy Adler Schmidt. Steven Schonfeld in memory of Leonard Schonfeld. Judith Swan and Michael Hecht in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Eliot and Lea Keil Gardon and family in memory of Arthur Becker. Rosalyn and Daniel Shifrin in memory of Allan Davis. Fran Adar in honor of Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich. Ruth-Ann and Harold Gerr in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Eli and Lea Sachter Judi and Steve Gross in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Ruth-Ann and Harold Gerr in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Michele and Joel Bassoff in memory of Sylvia Messer. SCHOLARSHIP FUND Phyllis Novick and Murray Sternberg in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Ruth-Ann and Harold Gerr in memory of Yosef Kondioti. Judy and Steve Lerner in memory of Mona Gordon. Ellen and Maurice Elias in memory of Louis Rosen. Sandy and Carlos Katz in memory of Willy Katz. Ellen and Maurice Elias in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Ruby Zack and family in memory of Mort Balon. Ruby Zack in memory of Manuel Rovins. Rosalyn and Dan Shifrin in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Jeffrey Dunst in memory of Dorothy Adler Schmidt. Suzy Levin in memory of Sidney Levin. A Happy Chanukah donation was made by Linda and Henry Salmon in honor of Rochelle Henner and Roy Marantz and family, Noami and

Marshall Trachtenberg and family, Renée Gross and Stuart Feinblatt and family and Marlene and Ed Herman and family. Barbara and Kenneth Daniels in memory of Pearl Rand. Anne and Allan Greenberg in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Peter and Lauren Gellman in memory of Walter Rosenberg. Peter and Lauren Gellman in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Peter and Lauren Gellman in memory of Sandra Kizner. Sheila Milecofsky in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Herman. Renée and Stuart Feinblatt in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Herman. Beatrice Beck in memory of Bernice Hochberg. Hyman J. Zimmerberg in memory of Manya Zimmerberg. Terri and Michael Rosenberg in memory of Rosalind Godlas. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Ellen and Maurice Elias in honor of the birth of their grandson, Isaac Ferris Stopek. Lebeau/Kress Family in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Judy and Steve Lerner in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Marilyn and Phil Rabinowitz in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Paula and Aaron Kondioti in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Ruth and Larry Fineberg in memory of Joseph Rothstein. Dr. Stephen Kamel in memory of Lillian Kamel. Ruby Zack in memory of Mae Rovins. Esther and Raymond Sabin in memory of Max Budin. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Halpern (Carol Dakelman Halpern) in memory of Jay Dakelman. Kress/Lebeau family in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Kress/Lebeau family in memory of Sylvia Messer. Lila Frost in memory of Nettie Bissell and Benjamin Bissell. Gittel and Justin Footerman in memory of Sylvia Messer. Gittel and Justin Footerman in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Edith Sulzberg in memory of Ruth Goldberg. Elliot Brooks in memory of Lewis Brooks, Jackie Brooks, Herman Sugarman, Sadie Sugarman and Bertha Brooks. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Kerry Olitzy a speedy and complete recovery. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Mindy Schifman a speedy and complete recovery. Barbara and Pete Schild wishing Heidi Rogol a speedy and complete recovery. Cathy and Ira Cohen in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Rosengarten Family in memory of Herman Abrams.

Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth Linda and Al Tondow in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Linda and Al Tondow in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Barbara and Arthur Cohen in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Lauren and Peter Gellman in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Lauren and Peter Gellman in memory of Daniel Kirschner. Anne and Allan Greenberg in memory of Daniel Kirschner. TZEDAKAH FUND Beth Newman in memory of Judith Newman. Joseph Tabak in memory of Elaine Kaplan. Esther and Raymond Sabin in memory of Sarah Budin. Debra Goldstein in memory of Leslie Goldstein. Cantor Ray Kestenbaum in memory of Buzzy, Carol and Joe Levin. Cantor Ray Kestenbaum in memory of Rabbi Yakov R. Hilsenrath. Harold H. Kaplan in memory of Elaine Kaplan. Susan and Brian Kheel in memory of Gloria Seader. Suanne Rosen in memory of Helen and Frank Rosen. Sheila and Jack Marrero in memory of Arthur Becker. Linda and Irwin Katz in memory of Sophie Katz. Isidore L. Goldberg in memory of Milton Goldberg. Judy and Bernie Schanzer in memory of Thelma Bartner. Iola and Philip Caplan in memory of Thelma Bartner. Linda and Phil Schmidt in honor of the marriage of Alissa Tondow and Russell Nussbaum. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Gloria Seader. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Paula Kalina. Brigitte Goldstein in memory of Sharon Rebecca Goldstein Ron. Gloria Dwin in memory of Jack Vogel. Gloria Dwin in memory of Harry Vogel. Harold H. Kaplan in memory of Fanny Kaplan. Jean Gordon in memory of Mollie Gordon. Martha Moskowitz in memory of Pauline Moskowitz. Esther and Ray Sabin in memory of Gloria Seader. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of Gloria Seader. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Joey Freidenreich. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Josef Kondioti. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Roz Pliskin. Linda and Phil Schmidt wishing a Refuah Shelemah to Diana and Alvin Malomet. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Sandra Kizner. Linda and Phil Schmidt in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Sherry and Mark Wang in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Richard Schatzman and Debra Pawa in memory of Ruth Schatzman.

Ada Bloom in memory of her father, George Glasser. Stanley Friedberg in memory of Minnie Friedberg. Donald Botvinick in memory of Jacob Botvinick. Risa and Howard Golob in memory of Louis Sternberg. Faith Rost in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Diane Sigel in memory of her mother, Eva Ringel, and her father, Karl Ringel. Dorothy Weiss in memory of Herbert Weiss. William Gorelick in memory of Esther Gorelick. Susan Guth in memory of Dr. Tisch. Rose Sandler and family in memory of Joseph Beni Greenfield. Dorothy Weiss in memory of her father, David Berkowitz. Esther and Ray Sabin in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Renée and Stuart Feinblatt in memory of Michelle Goldberg Levin. Renée and Stuart Feinblatt in memory of Sandra Kizner. Carolyn and Robert Metz in memory of Etta Metz. Ada Bloom in memory of her brother, Abraham Glasser. Jean Gordon in memory of Sam Potsheba. Rose Sandler and family in memory of Mitchell Sandler. Lila and Al Schwartz in memory of Alex L. Sarett. Sandy and Irwin Math in memory of Alexander Bernstein. Andy and Lori Stevens in memory of Anna Spieler. Ashna and Bernie Pincus in memory of Dorothy Adler Schmidt. Gayle Brill Mittler in memory of Rita Brill. Anne Glatt in honor of the birth of Isaac Ferris Stopek. Arlene and Stanley Ferman in memory of Lillian Arons. Debbie Gerber in memory of Paul Dobin. Elaine Rand Fromkin in memory of her mother, Ida Rand. Elaine Rand Fromkin in memory of Susan Cohen. Eugenia Rothstein in memory of Joseph Rothstein. Ethel and Mel Rimmer in memory of Bernard Beyman. Ann Salzberg in memory of William Salzberg. Bonnie and Sheldon Freidenreich in memory of Susan Cohen Slavet. Sandy and Irwin Math in memory of their son, Samuel. Dr. Stephen Kamel in memory of Sidney Kamel. Carol Shapiro in memory of her mother, Edith Levy. Risa and Howard Golob in memory of Janet Sternberg. Eugenia Rothstein in memory of her mother, Ida Mandel. Gary and Nona Schwartz in memory of Peter J. Schwartz. Jocelyn Schwartzman in memory of Herman Schwartzman. Lewis Bloom in memory of his mother, Ida Bloom. Barbara Erlichson in memory of Harry Isaacs. Barbara Erlichson in memory of Herman Erlichson. Andy and Lori Stevens in memory of Leo Stevens. Andy and Lori Stevens in memory of Oscar Spieler. Harvey Feldman in memory of Rachel Anna Feldman.

PAGE 15 Rose Sandler and family in memory of Sarah Greenfield. ARNOLD FROST SCHOLARSHIP FUND Lila Frost in memory of Arnold L. Frost. CURT AND ALICE BAMBERGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND Ted Stahl in memory of Frieda Weinberger. Ted Stahl in memory of Bernard Guttmann. LEONARD SCHENERMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Arlene Schenerman in memory of the mother of Barbara Littman. Arlene Schenerman in memory of the mother of Mrs. Barry Brodsky. Gloria Schwartz in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Herman. Gloria Schwartz in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Beberman. Gloria Schwartz in memory of Leonard Schenerman. SAURA BARTNER FUND Iola and Philip Caplan in memory of Thelma Bartner. Lynette and Len Seader in memory of Thelma Bartner. Gittel and Justin Footerman in memory of Thelma Bartner. NORMAN SHIFFMAN MUSIC FUND Marcia Shiffman in memory of Nadine Robins. Marcia Shiffman in memory of Norman Shiffman. Marcia Shiffman in memory of Lee F. Robins. Sara and Donald Hand in memory of Norman Shiffman. ANDREW GROSS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Renée and Stuart Feinblatt in honor of the birthdays of Mary Belsky and Mildred Tanzman. Renée, Stuart, Max and Aaron Feinblatt in memory of Suzanne Gross. Sambra Bernstein in honor of the grandchildren of Suzanne and Sandor Gross, Adam Gross and Max and Aaron Feinblatt. Renée and Stuart Feinblatt and family in memory of Libbie Simons, Alex Simons and Rebecca Feinblatt. HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION FUND Nona and Gary Schwartz Ruth and Eugene Gottlieb in honor of Eva Weiner speaking at the Temple’s Kristallnacht Program. EDYTHE SCHRIER SCHOLARSHIP FUND Anita Schrier and family in memory of Edythe Schrier. Anita Schrier in memory of her husband, Harry. Anita Schrier in memory of Isadore Schrier. Anita Schrier and family in memory of her mother, Rose Rechtschaffer. SISTERHOOD BOOK OF LIFE Lynette and Len Seader in memory of Thelma Bartner.

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STUDIO J THEATRE PRESENTS

Only in America Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Temple – 5 PM Directed by Stacy Greenblatt Performed by students ages 7-16 Cast of Performers (in alphabetical order): Joshua Artel, Hana Cunningham, Charlotte Friedman, Laila Friedman, Tali Goldman, Rachel Gurevich, Jessica Hader, Anna Kaplan, Kira Kress, Shoshana Levy, Amitai Nelkin, Celia Schmeidler, Samuel Schmeidler and Mikaela Zirin Based on a true story, a New York Jew moves to North Carolina in the 1950s to write and distribute a newspaper. He quickly befriends the townspeople and helps them integrate the schools. The play explores social justice, helping those in need, and forgiveness between people, all through great humor and wit. Tickets: Adults: $15 Student/Seniors: $12 Children under 12: $10 Studio J Theater is sponsored by the Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth in partnership with Congregation Never Shalom and supported by Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County.

Congregation Anshe Emeth Legacy Endowment Shabbat Saturday, April 25th The CAE Legacy Endowment will present four seminars of various subjects so the Congregation will be intellectual, educational and cultural of interest. We invite the entire congregation to select one of the seminars which will be led by experts from our Temple family. Following the seminars (less than one hour) you are invited to a sumptuous Kiddush. Details to follow.

General Membership Meeting and Nominations The Annual Nominations Meeting for the Temple’s Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. The Nominations Committee will present their recommendations at the meeting; nominations from the floor may be made only at this meeting.

Mark Your Calendars! Loretta Flam Memorial Lecture Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10 AM with Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Written in Stone Please join us in enhancing our synagogue! Our extraordinary HPCT-CAE “Written in Stone” project is ongoing and it is a beautiful way to honor and remember our loved ones as well as celebrate our special simchas and life-cycle events. Two stone sizes are available: 6” x 6” ($218) and 6” x 9” ($318). The next phase of these special stones will be installed for Passover! The deadline date to order is Purim, March 5. For information contact the Temple: 732.545.6482.