May 17, 2013/9 Sivan 5773
The special role of the Levites is explained in this week's Torah portion, Naso. Parashat Naso opens with God instructing Moses to take a census of two families of the tribe of Levi, the Gershonites and the Merarites. The census counts only males age thirty to fifty. God also instructs Moses to teach Aaron a special three-part blessing, which Aaron and the priests are to use to bless the people of Israel. The blessing is found in Numbers 6:24-26:
May Adonai bless you and keep you!
May Adonai deal kindly and graciously with you!
May Adonai bestow favor upon you and grant you peace!
- Tot Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner – 6 pm (Social Hall)
- Tot Shabbat Service – 7 pm (Chapel)
- Shabbat Evening Service and Adult B’not Mitzvah - 8 pm (Sanctuary)
- Anniversary blessings for couples celebrating their anniversary in May
- Presentation of the Janusz Korczak Award to Molly Nugiel
- Sandy Stern, mother of Andrew (Michelle) Stern, grandmother of Samuel,
Charlotte and Jack
Mazel tov to…
- Stacy and Adam Scholnick on the bar mitzvah of their son, Joshua Scholnick
- Jennifer and David Fleisher on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Anna Fleisher
- Jayne Coleman and Matthew Grim on their upcoming marriage
- Molly Nugiel on receiving the Janusz Korczak award
- Linda and Bruce Sachais on the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Sachais
to Christopher Young
PLEASE JOIN US FOR …
Men’s Club Brunch – Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 am
Pre-School’s Prom – Sunday, May 19 from 4 pm – 7 pm
Annual Congregational Meeting – Monday, May 20 at 7 pm
Senior Brown Bag Lunch – Wednesday, May 22 at noon
Career Transition Partnership Training Workshop – Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm
Shabbat Evening Service – Friday, May 24 at 8 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Open House and Evening Service – Friday, May 31 at 7 pm and 8 pm
Shabbat Machshava – Friday, May 31 at 8 pm
Men’s Club Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 5 at 8 am
Mini-Minyan Pot Luck Dinner and Service – Friday, June 7 at 6:15 pm and 7 pm
Tot Shabbat – Friday, June 7 at 7 pm
Shabbat Family Service with Birthday Blessings – Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
Alternative Adult Oriented Shabbat Service – Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
Delaware Valley Choral Festival – Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm – 9 pm
Sisterhood Wine and Dine – Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm
Come As You Are Shabbat – Friday, June 14 at 6 pm
Men’s Club and Membership Open House BBQ and Service – Friday, June 14 at 6:30 pm and 8 pm
Just for You Shabbat Service in Support of Special Needs – Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm
Baby Boomer/Empty Nesters- Saturday, June 15 at 7 pm
Senior Brown Bag Lunch Closing Event – Wednesday, June 19 at noon
Big Al’s Yiddish Club with Al Rubin – Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 9 pm (May 23 is last class for the season)
Please join us this Sunday at 9:30 am for the Men’s Club Brunch. South Jersey native Josh Sugarman will be speaking about his career as a movie director, producer and writer.
Pre-School’s Prom – this Sunday, May 19 from 4 pm – 7 pm. This year we are celebrating the Pre-School’s 20th Birthday! Open to the entire Temple Emanuel community. Join us for dinner, dessert and dancing. Prizes, raffle baskets and more! Music by 2 Life Talent. Adults $12, Children (2 and over) $10. Please see Jeanie in the Pre-School office to purchase tickets.
Annual Congregational Meeting – Monday, May 20 at 7 pm. Please join us for Temple Emanuel’s Annual Congregational Meeting. We will have volunteer recognition, recognition of retiring Board members, staff recognition, Review of 2012-13, election of members to the Board of Trustees, review the 2013-14 proposed budget and approve next year’s dues and fees.
Senior Brown Bag Lunch – Wednesday, May 22 at noon. Please join Jessica Chasen, a very active and involved member of the Temple who will bring her professional skills to us and speak on the important topic, “How to Stay Well.” We will also be honoring Rabbi Newburge.
Career Transition Partnership Training Workshop (CTP) is a group of volunteers from business, industry and interfaith communities serving individuals and families in career transition. Resources, such as free workshops and networking opportunities, in order to promote gainful employment, maintain dignity and a positive spirit will be provided. To learn more about this please join us on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm.
Men’s Club Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 5 at 8 am. Join us for the Men’s Club Annual Golf Outing. This year’s venue will be at Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel. The day includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Golf. Hole Sponsorships are still available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our Religious School Scholarship Fund. Contact Mitch Levin at (609) 923-3478 or Roberta in the Temple office at (856) 489-0029 x168 to reserve your spot.
Please join us for our Mini-Minyan Service and Pot Luck Dinner on Friday, June 7 at 6:15 pm followed by a 7 pm service. Are your children too old for Tot Shabbat but still want to enjoy an interactive family service? This interactive service is designed for families with children ages K-3. The main course and salad are provided, please bring a side or dessert. RSVP to Tracey Graeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856)489-0029 x 115.
Delaware Valley Choral Festival – Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm – 9 pm. Please join us for a celebration of choral music at Temple Emanuel. Choirs from all over the region will perform new and traditional Jewish music. We look forward to seeing you at this fabulous community event.
Sisterhood Wine and Dine – Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm. Lamberti’s Tutti Toscani in Cherry Hill. $18 for Sisterhood Members/$23 Non-Members. Includes tasting an array of spring and summer wines and a full course dinner. More details to come!
Baby Boomer/Empty Nesters – Saturday, June 15 at 7 pm. Please join us as we meet for snacks and desserts to discuss the book “A Grain of Truth” by Zygmunt Miloszewski. RSVP information will be out in early June. Please mark your calendars! Contact Paula – email@example.com for any questions.
Senior Brown Bag Lunch – Wednesday, June 19 at noon. The Henry Raich Senior Group invites you to our final meeting of the season. We will have a lively, sociable lunch noshing on the special foods each guest and member will provide. Rabbi David, our guest speaker will discuss dynamic changes within the Reform Movement during his Rabbinate. For any questions, please contact Judy Gensib at (856) 667-8209 or Elaine Kooperstein at (856) 504-3609. Please register with your food selection by June 12.
Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year and Kamp Kayeetz Summer Program is already under way. We invite parents to visit our classrooms, see our teachers in action and learn what makes Us One of The Best of South Jersey for the last six years! To schedule an appointment to visit or receive registration materials, please call the Pre-School office at (856) 489-0034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift Cards (also known as SCRIP) are available for grocery stores, bookstores, restaurants, department stores and more. For a complete list pick up the current order form at the Temple, or contact Paula Levine at email@example.com. Orders are placed weekly. You can purchase Shop Rite scrip in the Temple Office. All purchases help fund our Temple Sisterhood and ultimately our synagogue. We also now have SCRIP in $20 denominations for Short Hills Deli.
Gift Membership! Our FREE Gift Membership Program is designed to introduce new members to our Temple family. For more info contact Tracey Graeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856)489-0029 x 115.