Preview for Shabbat 9/23-24/11

September 22nd, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Shabbat Preview

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 23 Elul 5771
Preview for Shabbat Nitzavim/Vayelekh

Saturday, September 24: 7 PM – Minha, followed by S`likhot program – Kol Nidrei – 18 Voices – a stunning documentary on the history and impact of Kol Nidrei, followed by S`likhot services – OPEN TO ALL

SERMONIC OPPORTUNITITES
If you would like to give a Dvar Torah, the following dates are available, please let me know:
Friday, October 21 – 8 PM service
Saturday, October 22 – 9:30 AM service
Friday, October 28 – 8 PM service
Saturday, October 29 – 9:30 AM service

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS:

A. Sunday, September 25:
1. 9 AM: Morning Minyan & Religious School
2. 7:45 PM: Evening Minyan

B. Saturday, October 1, 9:30 AM: Minyanaires Shabbat – Join us in honoring our dedicated Minyanim on Saturday, October 1 for Minyanaire Shabbat. The service will be followed by a special Kiddush luncheon in their honor, sponsored by the Temple Board. If you are a minyan regular and would like to participate in this service at any level, please let us know

C. Thursday, October 6, 8 PM: Coffee & Clergy Corner – Springfield Barnes & Noble: Rabbi Mallach & Reverend David Knecht, Holy Cross Lutheran Church – will lead a topical discussion on issues that we all face – OPEN TO ALL – this is the inaugural evening for this event

D. Saturday, October 15, 9:30 AM: The Kiddush Luncheon will be sponsored this Shabbat by Kate Stern in commemoration of the 1st Yahrzeit of her husband, Martin, may his memory be for a blessing

You can also visit my website at: http://ridinrebbe.com/

For updated information go to: http://www.tbaynj.org/

II. September 23, 2011 – 25 Elul: Shabbat Nitzavim/Vayelekh

A. Candle Lighting Time: 6:35 PM
B. 8 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat services
1. Kiddush Soloist: Lesley Brooks
2. Sermon Theme – Healing Service
3. L`kavod Shabbat – Special Honors
a. Responsive Readings:
b. Open Ark for Aleinu:
4. Bima Officers: Jeff Scherzer & Scott Rothbort
5. Oneg Shabbat: Sponsored by the Women’s League

II. Saturday, September 24, 2011 – 25 Elul: Shabbat Nitzavim/Vayelekh

A. 9:30 AM: Shaharit L`Shabbat in the Sanctuary:
1. Shabbat Coordinator: Marilyn Garlen
2. Baal Tefillah Preliminary Service (Prayer Leader): Larry Horwitz
3. Baal Tefillah Shaharit: Lesley Brooks
4. Dvar Torah: Rabbi
5. Baalai Koreh (Torah Readers): Ken Melman & Lesley Brooks

6. Baal Maftir (Haftorah Reader): Lesley Brooks
7. Gabbayim (Torah Proctors): ?
8. Baal Tefillah Musaf: Rochelle Shvartsman
9. Special Aliyot

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN ALIYAH, PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!!
a. Congregational Aliyah:
b. B`nai Mitzvah Anniversary Aliyah:

10. Bima Officers Scheduled: Jeff Scherzer & Scott Rothbort
11. The Kiddush luncheon following services is sponsored by EAC
B. 10:30 AM: Youth Services ARE in session
1. Grades 4 – 6 are in the Chapel
2. Mini-Minyan, grades K – 3 are in classroom # 2
3. 10:30 AM: “BABYSITTING & BLESSINGS”

C. 12:30 PM: Exploring Judaism Class: Belonging (AHM YISRAEL) – this class will meet in the Board Room approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of Shabbat morning services – ALL ARE WELCOME – it is geared to those potentially interested in exploring conversion or those who just want to explore and learn more

Next Shabbat: Shabbat – Haazinu – Shabbat Shuvah

NEXT POTENTIAL CONGREGATIONAL ISRAEL TOUR
There have been inquiries about the next potential congregation Israel tour, such an event depends on several factors:
1. Currently exploring departure dates for the end of June, 2012
2. Having a nucleus of participants to make it viable – 20 adult minimum
3. Having a chairman to organize
If anyone is interested, please let me know and we can discuss the possibilities (NOTE: HAVE GOTTEN MANY RESPONSES, INTEREST IS CLEARLY GROWING… it is looking better & better, but REALLY do need a chairman…)

Shabbat Shalom

Prvw 4 Shabbat Ki Tavo 5771 – 9/16-17/11

September 15th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Shabbat Preview

Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 16 Elul 5771
Preview for Shabbat Ki Tavo

ACT NOW!
Sign Petition to Oppose Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence by September 19th
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a vote on whether to endorse a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. It is imperative that we are prepared to oppose this initiative. The Community Relations Committee of MetroWest and Central NJ (CRC) has co-sponsored an online petition with the Israel Action Network (IAN) to reject Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) and promote bilateral negotiations. Help prevent new flames of violence in the Middle East and support a mutually negotiated peace. Speak out in opposition to the UDI by signing the petition and sharing the link with your family and friends. Take action now!

Babysitting and Blessings.
We are excited about a new program this year, Babysitting and Blessings.
This program is offered every Shabbat morning, beginning September 24, during our Shabbat services.

We are delighted when parents bring their children to Shabbat Services, which begin at 9:30 am in the Main Sanctuary. Babysitting and Blessings then begins at 10:30 am in Room 10 with our Early Childhood Program teachers Cheryl Gottfried and Orlanda Nissani. Your children can join their friends for familiar games, stories and snacks while you enjoy a relaxing and meditative service in the sanctuary.

Join us for a delicious Kiddush luncheon and visit with your friends following the service each week.
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UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS:

A. Sunday, September 18:
1. 9 AM: Morning Minyan & Religious School
2. 7:45 PM: Evening Minyan

B. Thursday, Sept 15, 7:45 PM: Torah on Tap
C. Friday, September 23: 8 PM: Shabbat Service + Healing Service
D. Saturday, September 24: 7 PM – Minha, followed by S`likhot program – Kol Nidrei – 18 Voices – a stunning documentary on the history and impact of Kol Nidrei, followed by S`likhot services – OPEN TO ALL
E. Saturday, October 1, 9:30 AM: Minyanaires Shabbat – Join us in honoring our dedicated Minyanim on Saturday, October 1 for Minyanaire Shabbat. The service will be followed by a special Kiddush luncheon in their honor, sponsored by the Temple Board. If you are a minyan regular and would like to participate in this service at any level, please let us know

F. Thursday, October 6, 8 PM: Coffee & Clergy Corner – Springfield Barnes & Noble: Rabbi Mallach & Reverend David Knecht, Holy Cross Lutheran Church – will lead a topical discussion on issues that we all face – OPEN TO ALL – this is the inaugural evening for this event

G. Saturday, October 15, 9:30 AM: The Kiddush Luncheon will be sponsored this Shabbat by Kate Stern in commemoration of the 1st Yahrzeit of her husband, Martin, may his memory be for a blessing

You can also visit my website at: http://ridinrebbe.com/

For updated information go to: http://www.tbaynj.org/

II. September 16, 2011 – 18 Elul: Shabbat Ki Tavo

A. Candle Lighting Time: 6:48 PM
B. 8 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat services
1. Kiddush Soloist: Cantor
2. Sermon Theme –
3. L`kavod Shabbat – Special Honors
a. Responsive Readings: Psalm 98 – Isabell Adler
b. Open Ark for Aleinu: Jules Wasserman
4. Bima Officers: Pam Kornspan & Marietta Peskin
5. Oneg Shabbat: Sponsored by the Women’s League

II. Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 18 Elul: Shabbat Ki Tavo

A. 9:30 AM: Shaharit L`Shabbat in the Sanctuary:
1. Shabbat Coordinator: Larry Horwitz
2. Baal Tefillah Preliminary Service (Prayer Leader): Larry Horwitz
3. Baal Tefillah Shaharit: Cantor
4. Dvar Torah: Rabbi
5. Baalai Koreh (Torah Readers): Ken Melman &

6. Baal Maftir (Haftorah Reader):
7. Gabbayim (Torah Proctors): ?
8. Baal Tefillah Musaf: Cantor
9. Special Aliyot

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN ALIYAH, PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!!
a. Congregational Aliyah:
b. B`nai Mitzvah Anniversary Aliyah:

10. Bima Officers Scheduled: Pam Kornspan & Marietta Peskin
11. The Kiddush luncheon following services is sponsored by EAC
B. 10:30 AM: Youth Services ARE in session
1. Grades 4 – 6 are in the Chapel
2. Mini-Minyan, grades K – 3 are in classroom # 2
3. 10:30 AM: “BABYSITTING & BLESSINGS”

C. 12:30 PM: Exploring Judaism Class: Doing (AN APPROACH TO MITZVOT) – this class will meet in the Board Room approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of Shabbat morning services – ALL ARE WELCOME – it is geared to those potentially interested in exploring conversion or those who just want to explore and learn more

Next Shabbat: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayelekh

NEXT POTENTIAL CONGREGATIONAL ISRAEL TOUR
There have been inquiries about the next potential congregation Israel tour, such an event depends on several factors:
1. Currently exploring departure dates for the end of June, 2012
2. Having a nucleus of participants to make it viable – 20 adult minimum
3. Having a chairman to organize
If anyone is interested, please let me know and we can discuss the possibilities (NOTE: HAVE GOTTEN MANY RESPONSES, INTEREST IS CLEARLY GROWING… it is looking better & better, but REALLY do need a chairman…)

Shabbat Shalom

Preview 4 Shabbat Ki Tetze – 9/9-10/11

September 8th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Shabbat Preview

8 Elul 5771
September 9, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. James Feinberg
5103 Pointe Gate Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039

Dear Judith & James:

I am greatly dismayed by your decision to resign as members from Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. As a congregation we have endeavored to be there for your family at every feasible and reasonable opportunity. And, we have greatly valued your support of the congregation.

I will be so bold as to make the following suggestion: have your children join here; we have many multi-generation families. Or, if that is not what they desire, we can certainly arrange through your continued membership complimentary High Holy Day tickets for your family to attend our services; you could split time between the congregations.

I do urge you to reconsider your decision. I would hope that you would remain as dear members of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, and work with us to build an ever more sacred community.

I am fondly,

Mark Mallach, Rabbi
Ridinrebbe@aol.com

cc (e) David Glass, President
(e) Sue Blanco, Membership Chairman
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Preview 4 Shabbat Re`eh 5771

August 25th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Shabbat Preview

Thursday, August 25, 2011 – 25 Av 5771
Preview for Shabbat Re`eh
NY Passes Marriage Equality – Is NJ Next?

Please join this Friday, August 26, 2011, 7:45 PM, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, NJ for a special Friday night worship service featuring two guest speakers on a topic frequently in the news: Marriage Equality for the State of New Jersey. Our guest speakers will be Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin.
SERVICES WILL BE IN THE SANCTUARY

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS:

A. Sunday, August 28th :
1. 8:55 AM: Morning Minyan – PLEASE NOTE, WITH NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, WE NEED HELP ON Sunday MORNNGS FOR THE MINYAN
2. 7:45 PM: Evening Minyan

B. Saturday, September 3, 6:45 PM: Minha l`Shabbat & the Bar Mitzvah of Jordan Tyler
C. Monday, September 5, 9 AM: Morning Minyan in the Chapel – NOTE 9 AM START TIME
D. Saturday, September 10, 9:30 AM: Shaharit l`Shabbat & the Bar Mitzvah of Tommy David
E. Sunday, September 11:
1. 9 AM: Morning Minyan
2. 9 AM: 1st Day of Religious School
3. 8:47 AM: Moment of silence & reflection to be held in the Holocaust Memorial Garden
4. 9:30 AM: 9/11 Commemoration in the sanctuary

F. Thursday, Sept 15, 7:45 PM: Torah on Tap

You can also visit my website at: http://ridinrebbe.com/

For updated information go to: http://www.tbaynj.org/

II. August 26, 2011 – 27 Av: Shabbat Re`eh

A. Candle Lighting Time: 7:21 PM
B. 6:30 PM: Temple Pre-Shabbat BBQ – prior RSVP needed
1. Follow by twilight Kabbalat Shabbat services (dinner requires an RSVP, but you may still come to the services, figure around 7:45 PM IN THE SANCTUARY)
2. Guest Speakers: Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin.

1. Kiddush Soloist: Cantor
2. Sermon Theme – Guest Speakers: Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin
3. L`kavod Shabbat – Special Honors
a. Responsive Readings: MJ Weston, pg. 33
b. Open Ark for Aleinu:
4. Bima Officers: Steven Yoselevich & Steven Klinghoffer
5. Oneg Shabbat: Sponsored by the Women’s League

II. Saturday, August 27, 2011 – 24 Av: Shabbat Re`eh

A. 9:30 AM: Shaharit L`Shabbat in the Sanctuary:
1. Shabbat Coordinator: Sally Kaufman
2. Baal Tefillah Preliminary Service (Prayer Leader): David Glass
3. Baal Tefillah Shaharit: Cantor
4. Dvar Torah: Rabbi
5. Baalai Koreh (Torah Readers): Ken Melman

6. Baal Maftir (Haftorah Reader): Ken Melman
7. Gabbayim (Torah Proctors): ?
8. Baal Tefillah Musaf: Cantor
9. Special Aliyot

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN ALIYAH, PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!!
a. Congregational Aliyah:
b. B`nai Mitzvah Anniversary Aliyah:

10. Bima Officers Scheduled: Steven Yoselevich & Steven Klinghoffer
11. The Kiddush luncheon following services is provided by EAC
B. 10:30 AM: Youth Services are NOT in session – RESUME IN THE FALL – HAVE A GREAT SUMMER
1. Grades 4 – 6 are in the Chapel
2. Mini-Minyan, grades K – 3 are in classroom # 2

3. 10:30 AM: LOOK FOR THE NEW PROGRAM “BABYSITTING & BLESSINGS” from our Early Childhood Program debuting in the Fall

C. 7:15 PM: Minha/Maariv/Havdalah

Next Shabbat: Shabbat Shoftim

NEXT POTENTIAL CONGREGATIONAL ISRAEL TOUR
There have been inquiries about the next potential congregation Israel tour, such an event depends on several factors:
1. When? Possible time-frames: February or March, 2012, Summer 2012
2. Having a nucleus of participants to make it viable – 20 adult minimum
3. Having a chairman to organize
If anyone is interested, please let me know and we can discuss the possibilities (NOTE: HAVE GOTTEN MANY RESPONSES, INTEREST IS CLEARLY GROWING… it is looking better & better, but REALLY do need a chairman…)

Shabbat Shalom

Preview 4 Shabbat: Hukkat71 – 7/2-3,2011

July 1st, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Shabbat Preview

Thursday, June 30, 2011 – 28 Sivan 5771
Preview for Shabbat Hukkat v`Rosh Hodesh
BAALAI TEKIYAH
We are seeking 2 youngsters (pre-teen or teenagers) who would like to participate in Sounding` the Shofar on the High Holy Days, training provided – contact Rabbi Mallach – ridinrebbe@aol.com
July Shabbat Service Participants
Are you interested in participating in Friday night or Saturday morning Shabbat services during the month of July? If so, we have opportunities for you do so. We need volunteers do read from the Torah or chant a Haftorah. We need volunteers to lead various sections of the service. Perhaps your recent post-Bar/t Mitzvah youngster is around town this July and feels comfortable in leading the Shabbat Musaf Amida (which they led for their Bar/t Mitzvah) and would like to do it again – more then welcome to do, and course, with support.
contact Rabbi Mallach – ridinrebbe@aol.com

Kabbalat Shabbat Summer Schedule
Please note, weather permitting (no thunderstorms or oppressive humidity), we will enjoy Friday evening services in our beautiful courtyard – DRESS COMFORTABLEY

NEXT POTENTIAL CONGREGATIONAL ISRAEL TOUR
There have been inquiries about the next potential congregation Israel tour, such an event depends on several factors:
1. When? Possible time-frames: February or March, 2012, Summer 2012
2. Having a nucleus of participants to make it viable – 20 adult minimum
3. Having a chairman to organize
If anyone is interested, please let me know and we can discuss the possibilities (NOTE: HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL RESPONSES, INTEREST IS CLEARLY GROWING… it is looking better & better, but REALLY do need a chairman…)

UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS:

A. Sunday, July 3rd :
1. 8:55 AM: Morning Minyan – PLEASE NOTE, WITH NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, WE NEED HELP ON Sunday MORNNGS FOR THE MINYAN
2. 7:45 PM: Evening Minyan

B. Friday, July 8th, 8 PM: Guest Baal Tefilah – Prayer Leader: SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY Len Hausman and also accompanying himself on acoustic guitar
C. Saturday, July 9th, 9:30 AM: Baby naming of Sophia Kujbus, granddaughter of Pamela & Jack Barocas
D. Friday, July 29th, 8 PM: Guest Baal Tefilah – Prayer Leader: Len Hausman and also accompanying himself on acoustic guitar

E. Monday, August 8th, 7:45 PM: Erev Tisha B`Av services
F. Thursday, August 18th, 7:45 PM: Torah on Tap
G. Saturday, August 20th, 9:30 AM:
1. Simhat Bat of Robyn Leigh Weiss
2. Auf Ruf of Richard Yablonsky & Janet Labendz

H. Friday, August 26:
1. 6:30 PM: Temple Pre-Shabbat BBQ – all are welcome – contact the temple office to RSVP: office@templebethahmyisrael.com
2. Follow by twilight Kabbalat Shabbat services (dinner requires an RSVP, but you may still come to the services, figure around 7:45 PM)

You can also visit my website at: http://ridinrebbe.com/

For updated information go to: http://www.tbaynj.org/

II. Just 01, 2011 – 30 Sivan: Shabbat Hukkat v`Rosh Hodesh

A. Candle Lighting Time: 8:14 PM
B. 6:30 PM: Erev Shabbat:

1. NO LATE SERVICE
2. YAHRZEIT LIST IS READ
3. JULY BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS
4. Kiddush Soloist:
5. Sermon Theme –
6. L`kavod Shabbat – Special Honors
1. Responsive Readings:
2. Open Ark for Aleinu:
7. Bima Officers: Pam Kornspan & Aaron Adler
8. Oneg Shabbat: Sponsored by the Women’s League

II. Saturday, July 3, 2011 – 16 Sivan: Shabbat Hukkat v`Rosh Hodesh

A. 9:30 AM: Shaharit L`Shabbat in the Sanctuary:

1. Shabbat Coordinator: Doug Chester
2. Baal Tefillah Preliminary Service (Prayer Leader): David Glass
3. Baal Tefillah Shaharit:
4. Dvar Torah: Rabbi
5. Baalai Koreh (Torah Readers): Ken Melman
6. Baal Maftir (Haftorah Reader): Karen Levine
7. Gabbayim (Torah Proctors): ?
8. Baal Tefillah Musaf:
9. Special Aliyot

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN ALIYAH, PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!!!
a. Congregational Aliyah:
b. B`nai Mitzvah Anniversary Aliyah:

10. Bima Officers Scheduled: Pam Kornspan & Aaron Adler
11. The Kiddush luncheon following services is provided by EAC
B. 10:30 AM: Youth Services are NOT in session – RESUME IN THE FALL – HAVE A GREAT SUMMER
1. Grades 4 – 6 are in the Chapel
2. Mini-Minyan, grades K – 3 are in classroom # 2

3. 10:30 AM: TOT SHABBAT – Is IN session – in room #1

Next Shabbat: Shabbat Balak

Shabbat Shalom