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Non profit Organization U S Postage November December 2016 PAID 30 Tishrei 5777 2 Tevet 5777 Permit 249 Westport CT 06880 30 Hillspoint Road Westport Connecticut 06880 203 454 4673 www tcs westport org Affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism FROM THE RABBY STUDY This past August Imam Maulama Akonjee and his friend Thara Uddina were walking home after praying in their mosque in Ozone Park Queens when they were brutally murdered they were shot in the back of the head A few days later I joined an interfaith group of clergy on a visit to the house of mourning of the imam While I have sadly entered a countless number of shiva homes during my life this was my first experience in a Muslim house of mourning I was unsure of what to expect The family welcomed us with deep appreciation and genuine embraces We explained that we had come with the hope of bringing them strength during this horrible time Representing different faiths we stood together as one people We prayed and sang together in a few different languages but the message was the same as fellow human beings we are all created B tzelem Elohim in the image of God Our visit that day reminded me that in a world that is often filled with much anger hatred and bigotry there is much more peace love and tolerance than our everyday news cares to report I was also reminded that life could be turned upside down in an instant This terrible crime could have easily been committed against a rabbi minister or priest It could have been our sons and daughters who were opening the doors of our home to receive the interfaith clergy visitors As we celebrate Thanksgiving as a society we have much to be thankful for as always Let us never take for granted the preciousness of life and the love of our family and those with whom we are so close But let us also continue to work to ensure that our world becomes a place in which hatred and violence is no longer acceptable Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving RABBI JEREMY WIEDERHORN
Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage  November December 2016  PAID  30 Tishrei 5777 - 2 Tevet 5777  Permit   249 Westport,...
Non profit Organization U S Postage November December 2016 PAID 30 Tishrei 5777 2 Tevet 5777 Permit 249 Westport CT 06880 30 Hillspoint Road Westport Connecticut 06880 203 454 4673 www tcs westport org Affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism FROM THE RABBY STUDY This past August Imam Maulama Akonjee and his friend Thara Uddina were walking home after praying in their mosque in Ozone Park Queens when they were brutally murdered they were shot in the back of the head A few days later I joined an interfaith group of clergy on a visit to the house of mourning of the imam While I have sadly entered a countless number of shiva homes during my life this was my first experience in a Muslim house of mourning I was unsure of what to expect The family welcomed us with deep appreciation and genuine embraces We explained that we had come with the hope of bringing them strength during this horrible time Representing different faiths we stood together as one people We prayed and sang together in a few different languages but the message was the same as fellow human beings we are all created B tzelem Elohim in the image of God Our visit that day reminded me that in a world that is often filled with much anger hatred and bigotry there is much more peace love and tolerance than our everyday news cares to report I was also reminded that life could be turned upside down in an instant This terrible crime could have easily been committed against a rabbi minister or priest It could have been our sons and daughters who were opening the doors of our home to receive the interfaith clergy visitors As we celebrate Thanksgiving as a society we have much to be thankful for as always Let us never take for granted the preciousness of life and the love of our family and those with whom we are so close But let us also continue to work to ensure that our world becomes a place in which hatred and violence is no longer acceptable Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving RABBI JEREMY WIEDERHORN
Non-profit Organization U.S. Postage  November December 2016  PAID  30 Tishrei 5777 - 2 Tevet 5777  Permit   249 Westport,...
SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY 11 11 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner RECURRING EVENTS A musical Friday night service for our youngest members and their families Led by our clergy we welcome all children and parents into our Shabbat community through song dance and stories Immediately followed by family friendly Shabbat dinner FRIDAY 11 11 AT 6 15 PM Cupcakes at Kiddush FRIDAYS Join us as we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with a special oneg 6 15 PM TUESDAY 11 15 AT 6 00 PM Jewish Teens Together JTT Kabbalat Shabbat Services SATURDAYS Shabbat Services 9 30 AM SUNDAYS Morning Minyan 8 45 AM A three week program for our community s teens Inside Out the power of sharing stories At Temple Israel THURSDAY 11 17 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the Town Lunch and learn at TCS with Rabbi Wiederhorn FRIDAY 11 18 AT 6 15 PM Artist in Residence Neshama Carlebach Shabbat Havaya Grades 3 4 In tribute to the memory of her father Reb Shlomo Carlebach z l Neshama will join our 3rd and 4th grade students in a special Carlebach musical Shabbat experience Congregational Shabbat dinner immediately after services FRIDAY 11 18 SUNDAY 11 20 USY Hanefesh Convention A special USY ruach filled weekend in Palmer MA TUESDAY 11 22 AT 6 00 PM Jewish Teens Together JTT A three week program for our community s teens Inside Out the power of sharing stories At Temple Israel FRIDAY 11 25 TCS Offices Closed TUESDAY 11 29 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the City Lunch and learn in NYC with Rabbi Wiederhorn THURSDAY 12 1 AT 6 45 PM Ladies Night Out Boca Restaurant 43 Main Street Westport Please join Sisterhood for dinner at Boca Restaurant Please bring a new gift in support of the Rebecca Chusid Holiday Toy Drive FRIDAY 12 2 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner A musical Friday night service for our youngest members and their families Led by our clergy we welcome all children and parents into our Shabbat community through song dance and stories Immediately followed by family friendly Shabbat dinner SATURDAY 12 3 AT 10 30 AM Shabbat Havaya Grades 3 4 Our Saturday morning sessions are entry points for both children and adults to learn explore and engage in a creative interactive service and discussion SATURDAY 12 3 AT 10 00 AM Shabbat Havaya Grades 5 6 Join us for a Shabbat that will focus on key sections of the service Students will help lead prayers and interact with the Rabbi and Cantor A portion of this service will take place in the main sanctuary FRIDAY 12 9 AT 6 15 PM Cupcakes at Kiddush Join us as we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with a special oneg MONDAY 12 12 SUNDAY 12 18 Hanukkah Boutique Stop by TCS to shop for wonderful Judaica and holiday gifts featuring items from unique and Israeli vendors The Boutique is open to the public so bring family and friends THURSDAY 12 15 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the Town Lunch and learn at TCS with Rabbi Wiederhorn FRIDAY 12 16 AT 6 15 PM Shabbat Havaya K 6 and congregational Hanukkah dinner Join Cantor Cattan Rabbi Wiederhorn and students as they lead our families through the Friday night service Congregational Shabbat dinner immediately after services celebrating Hanukkah SATURDAY 12 17 AT 11 00 AM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service Families will take part in our Shabbat morning service through interactive and educational activities We will use all our senses hearing seeing tasting and feeling while exploring all that Shabbat has to offer TUESDAY 12 20 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the City Lunch and learn in NYC with Rabbi Wiederhorn SATURDAY 1 28 7 00 PM TCS Annual Fundraiser
SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY, 11 11 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner  RECURRING EVENTS  A musical Friday...
SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY 11 11 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner RECURRING EVENTS A musical Friday night service for our youngest members and their families Led by our clergy we welcome all children and parents into our Shabbat community through song dance and stories Immediately followed by family friendly Shabbat dinner FRIDAY 11 11 AT 6 15 PM Cupcakes at Kiddush FRIDAYS Join us as we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with a special oneg 6 15 PM TUESDAY 11 15 AT 6 00 PM Jewish Teens Together JTT Kabbalat Shabbat Services SATURDAYS Shabbat Services 9 30 AM SUNDAYS Morning Minyan 8 45 AM A three week program for our community s teens Inside Out the power of sharing stories At Temple Israel THURSDAY 11 17 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the Town Lunch and learn at TCS with Rabbi Wiederhorn FRIDAY 11 18 AT 6 15 PM Artist in Residence Neshama Carlebach Shabbat Havaya Grades 3 4 In tribute to the memory of her father Reb Shlomo Carlebach z l Neshama will join our 3rd and 4th grade students in a special Carlebach musical Shabbat experience Congregational Shabbat dinner immediately after services FRIDAY 11 18 SUNDAY 11 20 USY Hanefesh Convention A special USY ruach filled weekend in Palmer MA TUESDAY 11 22 AT 6 00 PM Jewish Teens Together JTT A three week program for our community s teens Inside Out the power of sharing stories At Temple Israel FRIDAY 11 25 TCS Offices Closed TUESDAY 11 29 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the City Lunch and learn in NYC with Rabbi Wiederhorn THURSDAY 12 1 AT 6 45 PM Ladies Night Out Boca Restaurant 43 Main Street Westport Please join Sisterhood for dinner at Boca Restaurant Please bring a new gift in support of the Rebecca Chusid Holiday Toy Drive FRIDAY 12 2 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner A musical Friday night service for our youngest members and their families Led by our clergy we welcome all children and parents into our Shabbat community through song dance and stories Immediately followed by family friendly Shabbat dinner SATURDAY 12 3 AT 10 30 AM Shabbat Havaya Grades 3 4 Our Saturday morning sessions are entry points for both children and adults to learn explore and engage in a creative interactive service and discussion SATURDAY 12 3 AT 10 00 AM Shabbat Havaya Grades 5 6 Join us for a Shabbat that will focus on key sections of the service Students will help lead prayers and interact with the Rabbi and Cantor A portion of this service will take place in the main sanctuary FRIDAY 12 9 AT 6 15 PM Cupcakes at Kiddush Join us as we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with a special oneg MONDAY 12 12 SUNDAY 12 18 Hanukkah Boutique Stop by TCS to shop for wonderful Judaica and holiday gifts featuring items from unique and Israeli vendors The Boutique is open to the public so bring family and friends THURSDAY 12 15 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the Town Lunch and learn at TCS with Rabbi Wiederhorn FRIDAY 12 16 AT 6 15 PM Shabbat Havaya K 6 and congregational Hanukkah dinner Join Cantor Cattan Rabbi Wiederhorn and students as they lead our families through the Friday night service Congregational Shabbat dinner immediately after services celebrating Hanukkah SATURDAY 12 17 AT 11 00 AM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service Families will take part in our Shabbat morning service through interactive and educational activities We will use all our senses hearing seeing tasting and feeling while exploring all that Shabbat has to offer TUESDAY 12 20 AT 12 00 PM Rabbi in the City Lunch and learn in NYC with Rabbi Wiederhorn SATURDAY 1 28 7 00 PM TCS Annual Fundraiser
SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY, 11 11 AT 5 00 PM Shabbat Havaya Young Family service and dinner  RECURRING EVENTS  A musical Friday...
TODAH RABAH For sponsoring Kiddush lunch Tibi and Asya Tibi in honor of the anniversary of Tibi s bar mitzvah Greenberg Schneeman family in honor of Sydney s bat mitzvah Trachtman Croll family in honor of Seth and Nora s aufruf Ambrifi family in honor of Matthew s bar mitzvah Sandhaus family in honor of Thomas bar mitzvah Zuckerman family in honor of Sam s bar mitzvah Levin family in honor of Jillian s bar mitzvah Kanfer family in honor of Rebecca s bar mitzvah Allan and Carol Wahler in honor of the anniversary of Allan s bar mitzvah Rosenkranz family in honor of Daniel s bar mitzvah Miller Feldman family in honor of David s bar mitzvah Blend family in honor of Logan s bar mitzvah WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Steven and Melissa Brooks and their children Maryn and Evan Greg and Jennifer Mehok and their children Isabelle and Sydney Brian and Jenna Markowitz and their children Chase and Ava Greg and Megan Rutstein and their children Remi and Chase Maya Sparks and her children Hannah and Layla Timothy and Elizabeth Leary and their children Matthew Joseph and Noa Marcia Hutter Jason and Kay Bitsky and their children Jay Jacob and Hannah Daniel and Gali Katz and their children Noa Liev and Sivan For sponsoring Cupcakes at Kiddush Matthew and Susan Byer in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary For donating the special font for our Yahrzeit and Simcha walls Bill Davis of Monotype KOL HAKAVOD To our recent Torah and Haftarah readers Cantor Luis Cattan Henry Feuerstein Lonia Friedlander Phil Glick Judy Greenberg Lisa Greenberg Eitan Hochster Howard Hochster Adam Hodes Sharon Jaffe Jennifer Kanfer Jordan Kanfer Noah Kanfer Steve Katz Danny Kochavi Matt Landau Samantha Levin Stew Levine Shari Levy Jeffrey Miller Russell Miller Scott Miller Jay Rand Hope Rosenberg Martin Rosenfeld Jeff Rosenkranz Sol Slotnik Ed Smolka Debbie Smolka Michael Spiro Geoffrey Stern Tibi Joni Usdan Allan Wahler Carol Wahler and Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn To our recent Kohelet readers Alan Clement Adam Hodes Sharon Jaffe Jay Rand Mark Rappaport Debbie Smolka and Lee Wrubel MILESTONES Weddings Mazal Tov to Stephanie Bass on the marriage of her daughter Jessie Schwartz to Dan Kwasnik Dick and Lydia Kalt on the marriage of their daughter Chloe to Andrew Fleischer Lance Lundberg on the marriage of his daughter Colby to Cheryl Kornfield OUR CONDOLENCES Irwin Spivack z l father of Barney Robin Oshman Spivack Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Debbie Solomon Rhoda Raice z l mother of Ed Lisa Raice FUNDS CONTRIBUTIONS ADULT EDUCATION Judi Koffsky in memory of Miriam Brightman z l mother of Judi Koffsky BUILDING FUND Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin CANTOR S DISCRETIONARY FUND Ezra Greenberg Kristen Schneeman Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin in memory of Martin Hochster z l father of Howard Hochster Murray Susan Morrison in honor of our granddaughter becoming a bat mitzvah and in appreciation of Cantor Cattan s care and help Martin Martha Rosenfeld in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon GENERAL FUND Julia Brennan in appreciation of receiving the honor of holding a Torah on Kol Nidre Ross Natalie Chinitz in memory of Philip Goldberg z l father of Natalie Chinitz Sue Cohen in honor of Nancy Cohen Art Ellen Gang in honor of the wedding of Amy Marks and Chris Beasley Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin Michael Cynthia Lieberbaum in memory of Sidney Greenberger z l father of Cynthia Lieberbaum The Phillips Family Bryan Marjorie Weingarten in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon MUSIC FUND Mark Susan Arrow in honor of Debra Smolka for helping Lucy prepare Haftarah Jonah on Yom Kippur Julia Brennan Family in honor of Debbie Smolka for her help preparing for the reading of Jonah on Yom Kippur Mitchell Leslie Geller in honor of Alan Radin Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin Bill Leah Zisfein in honor of Mike Smith on his 60th birthday PRESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Bill Leah Zisfein in memory of Ethel Elson z l mother of Sara Glick RABBI S DISCRETIONARY FUND Brad Naomi Berman in memory of William Markowitz z l father of Naomi Berman Jeffrey Wendy Cohen in memory of Herbert Lipton z l father of Meryl Sitver Art Ellen Gang in memory of Shimon Peres z l Ezra Greenberg Kristen Schneeman Jay Hamburger Cynthia Haddad in memory of Abraham Hamburger z l father of Jay Hamburger Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin in memory of Miriam Rifkin z l mother of Bathsheva Rifkin The Kalt Family in memory of Isabel B Martin z l mother of Lydia Kalt Robert Doree Levy Denise Lewis Family in memory of William Lewis MD z l husband of Denise Lewis Murray Susan Morrison in honor of our granddaughter becoming a bat mitzvah and in appreciation of Rabbi Wiederhorn s help and support Stephen Isabel Moskowitz in memory of Adolph Moskowitz z l father of Stephen Moskowitz Jerry Gladys O Neil in memory of Tillie Glasberg z l mother of Gladys O Neil William Glasberg z l father of Gladys O Neil Alan Barbara Radin in memory of Martha K Shaffer z l mother of Barbara Radin Marc Sharon Rosen in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon Gary Debra Solomon in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon SISTERHOOD MITZVAH FUND SHALOM BABY AND COLLEGE CONNECTION Mark Sandy Rappaport in memory of Muriel Feldman z l mother of Sandy Rappaport Larry Francine Wiederhorn TIKKUN OLAM FUND The Blumenfeld Family in honor of Rebecca Kanfer becoming a bat mitzvah Murray Susan Morrison in honor of the recent marriage of Carol Tirshfield s daughter Sabrina Stephen Steinbrecher in memory of Phyllis Steinbrecher z l wife of Stephen Steinbrecher USY KADIMA MACHAR Martin Martha Rosenfeld in memory of Anne Elowsky z l mother of Martha Rosenfeld Please note contributions received after October 28 2016 will appear in the January February 2017 bulletin Acknowledgement letters will be sent on a timely basis Thank you for your support
TODAH RABAH For sponsoring Kiddush lunch       Tibi and Asya Tibi in honor of the anniversary of Tibi   s bar mitzvah     ...
TODAH RABAH For sponsoring Kiddush lunch Tibi and Asya Tibi in honor of the anniversary of Tibi s bar mitzvah Greenberg Schneeman family in honor of Sydney s bat mitzvah Trachtman Croll family in honor of Seth and Nora s aufruf Ambrifi family in honor of Matthew s bar mitzvah Sandhaus family in honor of Thomas bar mitzvah Zuckerman family in honor of Sam s bar mitzvah Levin family in honor of Jillian s bar mitzvah Kanfer family in honor of Rebecca s bar mitzvah Allan and Carol Wahler in honor of the anniversary of Allan s bar mitzvah Rosenkranz family in honor of Daniel s bar mitzvah Miller Feldman family in honor of David s bar mitzvah Blend family in honor of Logan s bar mitzvah WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Steven and Melissa Brooks and their children Maryn and Evan Greg and Jennifer Mehok and their children Isabelle and Sydney Brian and Jenna Markowitz and their children Chase and Ava Greg and Megan Rutstein and their children Remi and Chase Maya Sparks and her children Hannah and Layla Timothy and Elizabeth Leary and their children Matthew Joseph and Noa Marcia Hutter Jason and Kay Bitsky and their children Jay Jacob and Hannah Daniel and Gali Katz and their children Noa Liev and Sivan For sponsoring Cupcakes at Kiddush Matthew and Susan Byer in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary For donating the special font for our Yahrzeit and Simcha walls Bill Davis of Monotype KOL HAKAVOD To our recent Torah and Haftarah readers Cantor Luis Cattan Henry Feuerstein Lonia Friedlander Phil Glick Judy Greenberg Lisa Greenberg Eitan Hochster Howard Hochster Adam Hodes Sharon Jaffe Jennifer Kanfer Jordan Kanfer Noah Kanfer Steve Katz Danny Kochavi Matt Landau Samantha Levin Stew Levine Shari Levy Jeffrey Miller Russell Miller Scott Miller Jay Rand Hope Rosenberg Martin Rosenfeld Jeff Rosenkranz Sol Slotnik Ed Smolka Debbie Smolka Michael Spiro Geoffrey Stern Tibi Joni Usdan Allan Wahler Carol Wahler and Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn To our recent Kohelet readers Alan Clement Adam Hodes Sharon Jaffe Jay Rand Mark Rappaport Debbie Smolka and Lee Wrubel MILESTONES Weddings Mazal Tov to Stephanie Bass on the marriage of her daughter Jessie Schwartz to Dan Kwasnik Dick and Lydia Kalt on the marriage of their daughter Chloe to Andrew Fleischer Lance Lundberg on the marriage of his daughter Colby to Cheryl Kornfield OUR CONDOLENCES Irwin Spivack z l father of Barney Robin Oshman Spivack Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Debbie Solomon Rhoda Raice z l mother of Ed Lisa Raice FUNDS CONTRIBUTIONS ADULT EDUCATION Judi Koffsky in memory of Miriam Brightman z l mother of Judi Koffsky BUILDING FUND Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin CANTOR S DISCRETIONARY FUND Ezra Greenberg Kristen Schneeman Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin in memory of Martin Hochster z l father of Howard Hochster Murray Susan Morrison in honor of our granddaughter becoming a bat mitzvah and in appreciation of Cantor Cattan s care and help Martin Martha Rosenfeld in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon GENERAL FUND Julia Brennan in appreciation of receiving the honor of holding a Torah on Kol Nidre Ross Natalie Chinitz in memory of Philip Goldberg z l father of Natalie Chinitz Sue Cohen in honor of Nancy Cohen Art Ellen Gang in honor of the wedding of Amy Marks and Chris Beasley Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin Michael Cynthia Lieberbaum in memory of Sidney Greenberger z l father of Cynthia Lieberbaum The Phillips Family Bryan Marjorie Weingarten in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon MUSIC FUND Mark Susan Arrow in honor of Debra Smolka for helping Lucy prepare Haftarah Jonah on Yom Kippur Julia Brennan Family in honor of Debbie Smolka for her help preparing for the reading of Jonah on Yom Kippur Mitchell Leslie Geller in honor of Alan Radin Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin Bill Leah Zisfein in honor of Mike Smith on his 60th birthday PRESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Bill Leah Zisfein in memory of Ethel Elson z l mother of Sara Glick RABBI S DISCRETIONARY FUND Brad Naomi Berman in memory of William Markowitz z l father of Naomi Berman Jeffrey Wendy Cohen in memory of Herbert Lipton z l father of Meryl Sitver Art Ellen Gang in memory of Shimon Peres z l Ezra Greenberg Kristen Schneeman Jay Hamburger Cynthia Haddad in memory of Abraham Hamburger z l father of Jay Hamburger Howard Hochster Bathsheva Rifkin in memory of Miriam Rifkin z l mother of Bathsheva Rifkin The Kalt Family in memory of Isabel B Martin z l mother of Lydia Kalt Robert Doree Levy Denise Lewis Family in memory of William Lewis MD z l husband of Denise Lewis Murray Susan Morrison in honor of our granddaughter becoming a bat mitzvah and in appreciation of Rabbi Wiederhorn s help and support Stephen Isabel Moskowitz in memory of Adolph Moskowitz z l father of Stephen Moskowitz Jerry Gladys O Neil in memory of Tillie Glasberg z l mother of Gladys O Neil William Glasberg z l father of Gladys O Neil Alan Barbara Radin in memory of Martha K Shaffer z l mother of Barbara Radin Marc Sharon Rosen in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon Gary Debra Solomon in memory of Daniel Solomon z l father of Gary Solomon SISTERHOOD MITZVAH FUND SHALOM BABY AND COLLEGE CONNECTION Mark Sandy Rappaport in memory of Muriel Feldman z l mother of Sandy Rappaport Larry Francine Wiederhorn TIKKUN OLAM FUND The Blumenfeld Family in honor of Rebecca Kanfer becoming a bat mitzvah Murray Susan Morrison in honor of the recent marriage of Carol Tirshfield s daughter Sabrina Stephen Steinbrecher in memory of Phyllis Steinbrecher z l wife of Stephen Steinbrecher USY KADIMA MACHAR Martin Martha Rosenfeld in memory of Anne Elowsky z l mother of Martha Rosenfeld Please note contributions received after October 28 2016 will appear in the January February 2017 bulletin Acknowledgement letters will be sent on a timely basis Thank you for your support
TODAH RABAH For sponsoring Kiddush lunch       Tibi and Asya Tibi in honor of the anniversary of Tibi   s bar mitzvah     ...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP The success of our beautiful High Holy Day services is due to the hard work of many people The Executive Committee of TCS would like to express our gratitude to OUR CLERGY First and foremost our fabulous team of Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn and Cantor Luis Cattan They led spiritual and uplifting services for all to enjoy Their hard work partnership and devotion to our community were evident for all to see and made the Holidays truly special OUR STAFF A heartfelt thank you to Julia Brennan Carol Tirshfield Joanne Folger Kim Phillips Sara Glick and Danielle Hartog for working so hard for weeks to prepare for our special days We would be truly lost without your team And to Nelson Blanco Manny Diaz and Saul Santiago who worked diligently before during and after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to make sure we were in excellent shape for services each day OUR COORDINATOR There are so many details that must be coordinated for the Holidays to run smoothly Margie Labarre worked tirelessly to make sure that everything happened when and how it should We can t thank her enough OUR RITUAL TEAM Todah Rabah to Naomi Weingart and the members of the TCS Ritual Committee who helped our services run like clockwork and coordinated our bimah honors Our Ritual Officers were Alan Clement Jim Glasser Phil Glick Howard Hochster Bob Israely Ann Katz Matt Landau Shari Levy Scott Miller Jay Rand and Debbie Smolka OUR TORAH HAFTORAH READERS We are very lucky to have so many members who read Torah and Haftorah for the High Holy Days Maia Cattan Alan Clement Henry Feuerstein Phil Glick Judy Greenberg Dan Gross Howard Hochster Adam Hodes Bob Israely Sharon Jaffe Avi Kaner Matt Landau Shari Levy Joan Merlis Jay Rand Martin Rosenfeld Sol Slotnik Debbie Smolka Ed Smolka Mark Steckel Joni Usdan and Meital Wiederhorn Our Gabbaiim are instrumental to our Torah Service Gil Ezring Phil Glick Larry Kleinman Alan Radin Jay Rand Len Russ and Lee Wrubel A special thanks to our daveners Gil Ezring and Alan Radin for getting us started by leading Shaharit services OUR JONAH MINHA READERS We are so lucky every year to have our immediate post b nei mitzvah students reading Torah and Haftorah for our Yom Kippur Minha service The students this year were all fabulous Our Torah Haftorah Readers were Lucy Arrow Jillian Belluck Alex Boston Eli Brennan Jack Goodman Brian Greenspan Paz Meyers Ben Schussheim and Evan Siegel We particularly wish to thank Brian Greenspan and Paz Meyers who volunteered to take on additional verses in the last few days to cover some families with unexpected changes in their plans Our sincere thanks to Debra Smolka and Martin Rosenfeld for their assistance in helping our teens prepare for this day The one on one coaching over the phone and at rehearsals could not be accomplished without their dedication and enthusiasm OUR SHOFAR BLOWERS Alan Frost Howard Hochster and Danny Kochavi OUR CHORALE A crescendo of thanks to Joan Merlis for leading the Chorale and to all the beautiful voices Mark Feldman Debbie Fine Stacy Foodim Sloan Art Gang Judy Greenberg Marcy Juran Ann Katz Pam Kesselman Larry Kleinman Scott Merlis Scott Miller Deb Montner Alan Radin Shara Radin Eva Rawiszer Barbara Reis Frank Safran Adam Schussheim Jessica Siegel Debra Smolka Ed Smolka Diana Sussman Cheryl Weinstock and Ken Yormark OUR USHERS Many thanks to Billy Cohen who along with his team of ushers made sure that our members moved easily in and out of our sanctuary and to Paula Koffsky and Sharon Navarro for coordinating and organizing the usher schedule A big thank you to our hard working ushers Jason Abramowitz Eric Baron Brad Berman Mark Brennan Rick Bitsky Todd Blumenfeld Matt Byer Adam Chusid Eric Cohen Josh Cohen Ari David Mitchell Felton Jon Fraade Brian Frank Richard Freeman David Furth Brad Gerla Matt Guthartz Nadav Hazan Adam Hodes David Hyman Dick Kalt Jon Kamisar Jordan Kanfer Ed Katz Richard Kesselman Bruce Koffsky Mark Kornbluth Brian Kurtz Marc Landy Roger Machlis Eric Marshall Andy Morrison Adam Pearl David Popkin Larry Rehr Bob Rose Jason Ross Ari Rothman Steve Rubin Alex Sherman Joel Siegel Michael Spiro David Sternberg Shellie Tapfar Andy Udell Jeff Weingart and David Weinstock OUR YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS Thanks to Danny Kochavi for organizing and leading our Youth Family services along with Gil Ezring Noa Feldman Annie Glasser Ben Lewis Mazal Nachum Suzanne Propp Rachel Shur Asya Tibi Tibi Corey Tolkin Julie Tolkin and Sam Tolkin Thank you to Susan Arrow Mindy Hersh and Renee Serfaty for their help and support through the High Holy Days We would like to thank Nicki Abramowitz and Amy Gettler for their joint efforts in organizing and running our Sukkah decoration program for the Kehillah community along with our other Kehillah parent volunteers OUR SISTERHOOD We would like to thank the following volunteers for their tremendous help in distributing Apples and Honey on Rosh Hashanah and setting up the Yom Kippur Break Fast Nicole Abramowitz Pam Furth Ellen Gang Linda Gordon Ivy Gosseen Gabrielle Hazan Mindy Hersh Sally Kleinman Elizabeth Levine Stacy O Neil Julie Podziba Deborah Rehr Judy Samuels Wendy Schaefer Renee Serfaty Joni Usdan and Riki Wiederhorn A special thank you to our very own Tibi and Asya for preparing our spectacular Break Fast Thank you to Sol Slotnik for leading our Yom Kippur afternoon study session A very special thank you to Susan Hauser for labeling the honey bottles OUR SOCIAL ACTION FOOD DRIVE Many thanks to Jessica Siegel and Gabrielle Hazan for supervising the Operation Isaiah food drive OUR SATELLITE PARKING Thank you to Dick Kalt who diligently arranged and managed our bus transportation between the synagogue and our off site parking and coordinated our sound arrangements during services A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS DONORS We are all so appreciative to Paola and Jason Garelick of Thyme for Kosher by Garelick and Herbs for donating for our delicious Yom Kippur Break Fast As always the food was plentiful and delicious We thank the Navarro and Machlis families for their generosity in donating the apples for Rosh Hashanah and to the Lieberbaum family for donating the honey We would also like to recognize Mitchells and Fresh Market for generously allowing us the use of their parking lots for satellite parking OUR SUKKAH Each year the Sukkah gets built with the help of our congregants and this year was no different The Sukkah was built through the hard work and dedication of our Sukkah Chair David Furth along with Josh Cohen Noa Feldman Eliza Greenspan Jonny Greenspan Jordana Greenspan Phil Greenspan Mindy Hersh Rich Kesselman Jaxson Lask Zoe Lask Stew Levine Chase Markowitz Jenna Markowitz David Miller Scott Miller David Popkin Larry Rehr Joel Siegel Ed Smolka and David Weinstock We thank Manny Nelson and Saul who each year get everything ready light it up and take it down
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP The success of our beautiful High Holy Day services is due to the hard work of many people. The Ex...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP The success of our beautiful High Holy Day services is due to the hard work of many people The Executive Committee of TCS would like to express our gratitude to OUR CLERGY First and foremost our fabulous team of Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn and Cantor Luis Cattan They led spiritual and uplifting services for all to enjoy Their hard work partnership and devotion to our community were evident for all to see and made the Holidays truly special OUR STAFF A heartfelt thank you to Julia Brennan Carol Tirshfield Joanne Folger Kim Phillips Sara Glick and Danielle Hartog for working so hard for weeks to prepare for our special days We would be truly lost without your team And to Nelson Blanco Manny Diaz and Saul Santiago who worked diligently before during and after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to make sure we were in excellent shape for services each day OUR COORDINATOR There are so many details that must be coordinated for the Holidays to run smoothly Margie Labarre worked tirelessly to make sure that everything happened when and how it should We can t thank her enough OUR RITUAL TEAM Todah Rabah to Naomi Weingart and the members of the TCS Ritual Committee who helped our services run like clockwork and coordinated our bimah honors Our Ritual Officers were Alan Clement Jim Glasser Phil Glick Howard Hochster Bob Israely Ann Katz Matt Landau Shari Levy Scott Miller Jay Rand and Debbie Smolka OUR TORAH HAFTORAH READERS We are very lucky to have so many members who read Torah and Haftorah for the High Holy Days Maia Cattan Alan Clement Henry Feuerstein Phil Glick Judy Greenberg Dan Gross Howard Hochster Adam Hodes Bob Israely Sharon Jaffe Avi Kaner Matt Landau Shari Levy Joan Merlis Jay Rand Martin Rosenfeld Sol Slotnik Debbie Smolka Ed Smolka Mark Steckel Joni Usdan and Meital Wiederhorn Our Gabbaiim are instrumental to our Torah Service Gil Ezring Phil Glick Larry Kleinman Alan Radin Jay Rand Len Russ and Lee Wrubel A special thanks to our daveners Gil Ezring and Alan Radin for getting us started by leading Shaharit services OUR JONAH MINHA READERS We are so lucky every year to have our immediate post b nei mitzvah students reading Torah and Haftorah for our Yom Kippur Minha service The students this year were all fabulous Our Torah Haftorah Readers were Lucy Arrow Jillian Belluck Alex Boston Eli Brennan Jack Goodman Brian Greenspan Paz Meyers Ben Schussheim and Evan Siegel We particularly wish to thank Brian Greenspan and Paz Meyers who volunteered to take on additional verses in the last few days to cover some families with unexpected changes in their plans Our sincere thanks to Debra Smolka and Martin Rosenfeld for their assistance in helping our teens prepare for this day The one on one coaching over the phone and at rehearsals could not be accomplished without their dedication and enthusiasm OUR SHOFAR BLOWERS Alan Frost Howard Hochster and Danny Kochavi OUR CHORALE A crescendo of thanks to Joan Merlis for leading the Chorale and to all the beautiful voices Mark Feldman Debbie Fine Stacy Foodim Sloan Art Gang Judy Greenberg Marcy Juran Ann Katz Pam Kesselman Larry Kleinman Scott Merlis Scott Miller Deb Montner Alan Radin Shara Radin Eva Rawiszer Barbara Reis Frank Safran Adam Schussheim Jessica Siegel Debra Smolka Ed Smolka Diana Sussman Cheryl Weinstock and Ken Yormark OUR USHERS Many thanks to Billy Cohen who along with his team of ushers made sure that our members moved easily in and out of our sanctuary and to Paula Koffsky and Sharon Navarro for coordinating and organizing the usher schedule A big thank you to our hard working ushers Jason Abramowitz Eric Baron Brad Berman Mark Brennan Rick Bitsky Todd Blumenfeld Matt Byer Adam Chusid Eric Cohen Josh Cohen Ari David Mitchell Felton Jon Fraade Brian Frank Richard Freeman David Furth Brad Gerla Matt Guthartz Nadav Hazan Adam Hodes David Hyman Dick Kalt Jon Kamisar Jordan Kanfer Ed Katz Richard Kesselman Bruce Koffsky Mark Kornbluth Brian Kurtz Marc Landy Roger Machlis Eric Marshall Andy Morrison Adam Pearl David Popkin Larry Rehr Bob Rose Jason Ross Ari Rothman Steve Rubin Alex Sherman Joel Siegel Michael Spiro David Sternberg Shellie Tapfar Andy Udell Jeff Weingart and David Weinstock OUR YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS Thanks to Danny Kochavi for organizing and leading our Youth Family services along with Gil Ezring Noa Feldman Annie Glasser Ben Lewis Mazal Nachum Suzanne Propp Rachel Shur Asya Tibi Tibi Corey Tolkin Julie Tolkin and Sam Tolkin Thank you to Susan Arrow Mindy Hersh and Renee Serfaty for their help and support through the High Holy Days We would like to thank Nicki Abramowitz and Amy Gettler for their joint efforts in organizing and running our Sukkah decoration program for the Kehillah community along with our other Kehillah parent volunteers OUR SISTERHOOD We would like to thank the following volunteers for their tremendous help in distributing Apples and Honey on Rosh Hashanah and setting up the Yom Kippur Break Fast Nicole Abramowitz Pam Furth Ellen Gang Linda Gordon Ivy Gosseen Gabrielle Hazan Mindy Hersh Sally Kleinman Elizabeth Levine Stacy O Neil Julie Podziba Deborah Rehr Judy Samuels Wendy Schaefer Renee Serfaty Joni Usdan and Riki Wiederhorn A special thank you to our very own Tibi and Asya for preparing our spectacular Break Fast Thank you to Sol Slotnik for leading our Yom Kippur afternoon study session A very special thank you to Susan Hauser for labeling the honey bottles OUR SOCIAL ACTION FOOD DRIVE Many thanks to Jessica Siegel and Gabrielle Hazan for supervising the Operation Isaiah food drive OUR SATELLITE PARKING Thank you to Dick Kalt who diligently arranged and managed our bus transportation between the synagogue and our off site parking and coordinated our sound arrangements during services A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS DONORS We are all so appreciative to Paola and Jason Garelick of Thyme for Kosher by Garelick and Herbs for donating for our delicious Yom Kippur Break Fast As always the food was plentiful and delicious We thank the Navarro and Machlis families for their generosity in donating the apples for Rosh Hashanah and to the Lieberbaum family for donating the honey We would also like to recognize Mitchells and Fresh Market for generously allowing us the use of their parking lots for satellite parking OUR SUKKAH Each year the Sukkah gets built with the help of our congregants and this year was no different The Sukkah was built through the hard work and dedication of our Sukkah Chair David Furth along with Josh Cohen Noa Feldman Eliza Greenspan Jonny Greenspan Jordana Greenspan Phil Greenspan Mindy Hersh Rich Kesselman Jaxson Lask Zoe Lask Stew Levine Chase Markowitz Jenna Markowitz David Miller Scott Miller David Popkin Larry Rehr Joel Siegel Ed Smolka and David Weinstock We thank Manny Nelson and Saul who each year get everything ready light it up and take it down
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP The success of our beautiful High Holy Day services is due to the hard work of many people. The Ex...
B NEI MITZVAH BEN KLEIN November 12 HANNAH SHARKEY November 26 BROOKE DEMBIN December 10 My name is Ben Klein and I m in 8th grade at Bedford Middle School in Westport Connecticut My favorite subject is Spanish One day I would like to visit a country where Spanish is the first language and be able to hold my own when I am there One goal I have for this year is to get 1st Honors in School for the third time Hi My name is Hannah Sharkey I am in 7th grade at Coleytown Middle School My parents are Linda and Scott Sharkey I have one older sister Julia who is a senior in college at the University of Wisconsin and an older brother Jack who is a junior at Staples High School I also have 9 year old dog named Chester Hi My name is Brooke Dembin and I m a seventh grader at Bedford Middle School I have a younger sister Raquel who is a fifth grader at Long Lots a step sister Jennifer who goes to college in Maryland and a step brother William who is a junior at Staples H S My mom s name is Shari and my step dad s name is Jeff Some things I like to do are play lacrosse and basketball I usually play midfield in lacrosse and in basketball I play small forward Last year my lacrosse team won the CONNY Tournament and my basketball team won the Rec Championship I like being part of a team I have a small family which includes my brother Elliot my mom Camilla and my dad Tom My mother s family is South African and my father s is Israeli Most of my extended family lives far away but we have cousins in Stamford CT and in Toronto Canada In the summer I go to Camp Moosilauke in New Hampshire for two and a half weeks It is one of my favorite places to go I have made a lot of friends there and have fun trying new things each summer This year we climbed Mt Lafayette Mt Little Haystack Mt Lincoln and Mt Liberty Next year we will climb Mt Washington I m happy that some of my camp friends will celebrate with me at my Bar Mitzvah For my Tikkun Olam project I did two things I collected coats for kids in Alamosa Colorado one of the coldest places in America and lots of children there are from families who cannot afford to dress them for the weather I sent 65 coats to Colorado for boys and girls in Save the Children s school programs I m also collecting lacrosse equipment for children in Israel where the sport is just becoming popular I d like to thank my mom my dad my Grandma Rabbi Wiederhorn and Cantor Cattan for helping prepare for my Bar Mitzvah I couldn t have done it without them My home away from home is Indian Head Camp in Honesdale Pennsylvania Indian Head is a big part of my life This upcoming summer will be my 6th year at camp In Westport I like to hang out with my friends and play sports like Basketball Field Hockey Dance and Lacrosse For my Tikkun Olam project I have chosen to work with the kids in the Friendship Circle The Friendship Circle is an organization run by all the Chabads in Connecticut At the Friendship Circle we extend friendship to individuals with special needs and their families I work to help create a warm and accepting environment and to form relationships that I hope will last a lifetime The time I spend with the kids is so memorable for me and I hope for the kids too I would like to thank Cantor Cattan Rabbi Wiederhorn and especially Debbie Smolka Without Debbie I still wouldn t know how to read Hebrew Thank you so much for all your patience while I was learning my parsha and prayers I would also like to thank all my Kehillah teachers for all their guidance for preparing me for my big day Lastly I would like to thank my mom dad sister and brother for being so supportive and helpful while I was preparing for my Bat Mitzvah and throughout my life Please join my family and me in celebrating my Bat Mitzvah In my free time I like spending time with family and friends baking and playing basketball For the past 5 summers I have gone to sleepaway camp at Timber Lake in Shandaken New York It is one of my favorite places to be I have met some of my closest friends there and can t imagine not having them in my life For my Tikkun Olam project I volunteered at Homes for Hope This very important local organization has helped shelter the homeless for over 30 years I spent time babysitting the children playing games and doing crafts with them I also planned a Halloween party for them It was such a rewarding experience I would like to thank Debbie Smolka Cantor Cattan and Rabbi Wiederhorn for helping me prepare for my bat mitzvah I also want to thank my family for their love and support during this amazing milestone in my life
B   NEI MITZVAH  BEN KLEIN November 12  HANNAH SHARKEY November 26  BROOKE DEMBIN December 10  My name is Ben Klein and I ...
B NEI MITZVAH BEN KLEIN November 12 HANNAH SHARKEY November 26 BROOKE DEMBIN December 10 My name is Ben Klein and I m in 8th grade at Bedford Middle School in Westport Connecticut My favorite subject is Spanish One day I would like to visit a country where Spanish is the first language and be able to hold my own when I am there One goal I have for this year is to get 1st Honors in School for the third time Hi My name is Hannah Sharkey I am in 7th grade at Coleytown Middle School My parents are Linda and Scott Sharkey I have one older sister Julia who is a senior in college at the University of Wisconsin and an older brother Jack who is a junior at Staples High School I also have 9 year old dog named Chester Hi My name is Brooke Dembin and I m a seventh grader at Bedford Middle School I have a younger sister Raquel who is a fifth grader at Long Lots a step sister Jennifer who goes to college in Maryland and a step brother William who is a junior at Staples H S My mom s name is Shari and my step dad s name is Jeff Some things I like to do are play lacrosse and basketball I usually play midfield in lacrosse and in basketball I play small forward Last year my lacrosse team won the CONNY Tournament and my basketball team won the Rec Championship I like being part of a team I have a small family which includes my brother Elliot my mom Camilla and my dad Tom My mother s family is South African and my father s is Israeli Most of my extended family lives far away but we have cousins in Stamford CT and in Toronto Canada In the summer I go to Camp Moosilauke in New Hampshire for two and a half weeks It is one of my favorite places to go I have made a lot of friends there and have fun trying new things each summer This year we climbed Mt Lafayette Mt Little Haystack Mt Lincoln and Mt Liberty Next year we will climb Mt Washington I m happy that some of my camp friends will celebrate with me at my Bar Mitzvah For my Tikkun Olam project I did two things I collected coats for kids in Alamosa Colorado one of the coldest places in America and lots of children there are from families who cannot afford to dress them for the weather I sent 65 coats to Colorado for boys and girls in Save the Children s school programs I m also collecting lacrosse equipment for children in Israel where the sport is just becoming popular I d like to thank my mom my dad my Grandma Rabbi Wiederhorn and Cantor Cattan for helping prepare for my Bar Mitzvah I couldn t have done it without them My home away from home is Indian Head Camp in Honesdale Pennsylvania Indian Head is a big part of my life This upcoming summer will be my 6th year at camp In Westport I like to hang out with my friends and play sports like Basketball Field Hockey Dance and Lacrosse For my Tikkun Olam project I have chosen to work with the kids in the Friendship Circle The Friendship Circle is an organization run by all the Chabads in Connecticut At the Friendship Circle we extend friendship to individuals with special needs and their families I work to help create a warm and accepting environment and to form relationships that I hope will last a lifetime The time I spend with the kids is so memorable for me and I hope for the kids too I would like to thank Cantor Cattan Rabbi Wiederhorn and especially Debbie Smolka Without Debbie I still wouldn t know how to read Hebrew Thank you so much for all your patience while I was learning my parsha and prayers I would also like to thank all my Kehillah teachers for all their guidance for preparing me for my big day Lastly I would like to thank my mom dad sister and brother for being so supportive and helpful while I was preparing for my Bat Mitzvah and throughout my life Please join my family and me in celebrating my Bat Mitzvah In my free time I like spending time with family and friends baking and playing basketball For the past 5 summers I have gone to sleepaway camp at Timber Lake in Shandaken New York It is one of my favorite places to be I have met some of my closest friends there and can t imagine not having them in my life For my Tikkun Olam project I volunteered at Homes for Hope This very important local organization has helped shelter the homeless for over 30 years I spent time babysitting the children playing games and doing crafts with them I also planned a Halloween party for them It was such a rewarding experience I would like to thank Debbie Smolka Cantor Cattan and Rabbi Wiederhorn for helping me prepare for my bat mitzvah I also want to thank my family for their love and support during this amazing milestone in my life
B   NEI MITZVAH  BEN KLEIN November 12  HANNAH SHARKEY November 26  BROOKE DEMBIN December 10  My name is Ben Klein and I ...