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¡Adelante! Temple Beth-El Newsletter Las Cruces, New Mexico

SEPTEMBER 2010--ELUL-TISHREI 5770/5771

¡ADELANTE! TEMPLE BETH-EL NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2010--ELUL-TISHREI 5770/5771

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September Shabbat Schedule

Friday, September 3rd 5:45 P.M. 6:30 P.M. Saturday, September 4th 9:00 A.M. 10:15 A.M. Parashat Nitzavim--Vayeilech Haftarah 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 10th 7:30 P.M. Family Service with Rabbi and Stefani Dairy/Veggie Potluck

High Holy Day Schedule 2010

Selichot

5771

Talmud Service and Kiddush lunch Deuteronomy 29:9--31:30 Isaiah 61:10--63:9 Selichot Program and Service

Saturday, September 4th 7:00 P.M.--Program Film and Discussion: Broadway Danny Rose 8:45 P.M.--Havdalah and Refreshments 9:30 P.M.--Gates of Souls A Creative Selichot Service Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 8th 8:00 P.M.--Creative Service with TBE Choir New Year`s Oneg Erev Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 9th 9:00 A.M.--Children`s Service for 3--8 year olds 10:00 A.M.--Congregational Service Tashlich at La Llorana Park at Picacho at the Rio Grande will be held starting one hour after the end of the morning service. Rosh Hashanah--Second Day

Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

Saturday, September 11th Shabbat Shuvah 9:00 A.M. Talmud 10:15 A.M. Service and Kiddush lunch Parashat Ha`azinu Deuteronomy 32:1--52 Haftarah Hosea 14:2--10 Friday, September 17th 8:00 P.M. Saturday, September 18th 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 24th 7:30 P.M.

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei

Yom Kippur Friday, September 10th 9:00 A.M.--Creative Service at TBE Barbara Siegel and Dan Tapper will speak on My Most Important Life Lesson Erev Yom Kippur Friday, September 17th 8:00 P.M.--Creative Service

Rabbi Citrin will speak on How Jews View Gentiles

Saturday, September 25th 9:00 A.M. 10:15 A.M. Parashat Haftarah

Talmud Service and Kiddush lunch Exodus 33:12--34:26 Ezekiel 38:18--39:16

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Saturday, September 25th 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, September 18th 9:00 A.M.--Children`s Service for 3--8 year olds 10:00 A.M.--Congregational Service 1:00 P.M.--A Time for Sharing 3:00--4:15 P.M.--Study Session with Rabbi Citrin 4:30 P.M.--Creative Afternoon Service 5:45 P.M.--Yizkor and Neilah (@6:30 P.M.) 7:15 P.M.--Break the Fast Babysitting will be provided during the morning services from 9:45 A.M. on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Havdalah and Sukkot Festival of the Arts Harvest, Water, presentation

Joy

Thursday, September 30th * 10:00 A.M. Shemini Atzeret and Yizkkor 7:00 P.M. Erev Simchat Torah Celebration *Temple office closed.

Celebrate Your Simchas!!!

Each month, on the second Friday at our 7:30 P.M. service, Rabbi Citrin will honor and bless those who are celebrating birthdays or anniversaries that month. We will begin this practice on September 10th. There is no better place to observe a milestone than TBE. As the Psalmist said, This is the day the Eternal One has made; let us rejoice and be glad on it.

High Holy Day Sermons 2010 5771

Four Questions for the New Year: Erev Rosh Hashanah What Is This? ­ On the urgent necessity to question. Rosh Hashanah Who Wants Life? ­ On facing health and existential threats. Erev Yom Kippur What Are You Doing Here? ­ On personal and communal responsibility. Yom Kippur What`s Your Name or Am I Jewish Enough? ­ Creating Jewish Moorings. Wednesday, September 22nd 5:45 P.M. Erev Sukkot Family Service Bring your dinner to eat in and around the Sukkah following the Service Thursday, September 23rd * 10:00 A.M. Sukkot Morning Service Kiddush in the Sukkah

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Message from Rabbi Citrin

Dear Friends, The artist, Josef Albers, wrote: Easy to know--that diamonds are precious. Good to know--that rubies have depth. Hard to know--that pebbles are miraculous. Albers was acknowledging the beauty and wonder not of the extraordinary, but of that which is commonplace. His words remind us of the gratitude we would feel if we open our eyes and our minds to simple gifts which surround us. Our liturgical tradition also puts in our path numerous opportunities to say thank you. Our prayer vehicle is the rich source of brachot we have, from Motzi, to giving praise for the rainbow, for hearing thunder, for seeing a wise teacher, for the rooster`s call and for being able to stand up. Supreme above all brachot, to my mind, is the prayer which is part of every Jewish service: Modim anachnu lach. We thank You, that You are our God and the God of our ancestors, the Rock of our lives, our protecting shield... I think this is my favorite prayer, for it expresses what we do not give voice to frequently or sufficiently: gratitude. As we complete a year and begin the new year, I want to express gratitude. I want to thank the seventy people who gave their time and imagination to the Future Planning project. What this tells me is that so many of you deeply care about our community. I want to thank the scores of you who supported the dinner honoring David Steinborn. He surely deserved the honor, and we needed to let him know our appreciation. My heart is full of appreciation for Brenda Parish, Debbie Levy, Frances Williams, and the committee whose work made the Steinborn dinner so successful. I want the leadership of the congregation and our volunteers to know that I cherish their efforts to build a strong, flourishing Jewish life in Las Cruces. Beside voicing our gratitude, how else can we say thank you? Ultimately it is by walking in their path--taking active responsibility for TBE, giving your time and talent to our synagogue community. I hope in the new year you will add your strength or continue your fine, committed work. We are soon to gather in our numbers for Rosh Hashanah. I give thanks for this as well, and I anticipate it with joy. L`Shanah Tovah--To a good year! Shalom, Rabbi Paul J Citrin

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A Most Difficult Topic for the Board

During the board meeting in July, we faced a most difficult decision. The topic that caused us anguish was a discussion around Shabbat observance and once again sanctioning participation in the Renaissance Faire in light of the fact that we make most of our money (about 2/3rds) on Shabbat. It will not come as a surprise to any of you that there are two completely opposite views on this subject with no real middle ground. One group feels very strongly that participation in the Faire has a long tradition at Temple Beth-El with huge levels of enthusiasm and support, the other group feels this is a violation of our most sacred day and is specifically prohibited by the Talmud and the Central Conference on American Rabbis, the governing board of Reform Rabbis. To further complicate matters, the board like our congregation, was fairly split on the topic. There were several hours of very heated debate by the board on the topic over two days. We are proud to say that our board did not shy away from the topic though it took two meetings and two votes. In the end the final motion read; Allow participation of Temple Beth-El in the Renaissance Faire for 2010, educate the congregation on the importance of keeping Shabbat, and beginning in 2011Temple Beth-El will no longer conduct business on Shabbat.. This motion passed by a vote of 7 to 5 (one member unreachable on vacation). It`s very important to point out that the factions on our board and the factions in our congregation will, in the end, be aligned in their feelings on this issue. No one will be completely satisfied with the results. The proponents will be sad to see a tradition end after this year and the opponents will not be happy that we are waiting a year for it to take full effect. Still, our mutual dissatisfaction is probably what makes this a good measure and it has the advantage of allowing us time to find or create a suitable event that will provide us the same social and economic impacts to the community. Now we`ve shared all these details for one reason. This is a most divisive topic for this congregation and if we on the board with opposing positions can come together on a compromise and support each other, the congregation can surely do the same. The board understands that the booth at the RenFaire has become a tradition at Temple Beth-El and this event yields a substantial net profit that significantly contributes to the Temple`s annual operating budget. With that in mind, the board invites all members, particularly those who have enjoyed helping with the RenFaire in the past garner their enthusiasm towards an exciting, new public Jewish event that is held on a Sunday. We promise that however this new event evolves, Pastrami will remain in the menu. Please advise any member of the board should you wish to be a part of that planning committee. Shalom, Your Temple Beth-El Board of Trustees

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President's Message

Temple Beth-El - Moving Forward

I`ve received a lot of feedback from our members about our new board and I would like to share with you the excitement our community feels around the new Temple Beth-El board and the new (fiscal) year. Part of the foundation for that excitement is around the Future Planning efforts that have taken place this year. I don`t know if you are aware of it but over 70 of you have participated in our focus groups and with this participation I think is a new found sense of change and energy in our community. While our Rabbi, our board and our Future Planning Committee can be credited with initiating these efforts, it`s entirely your efforts that get the credit for moving Future Planning forward from its inception. The response we`ve seen is amazing, so thank you for all your willingness to participate on this project. Expanding this topic to a somewhat broader discussion of our Temple`s overall success in the past year, I can also report that we ended the last fiscal year just about break-even and that again is excellent news and it represents the best financial performance we`ve seen in years. All of us on the leadership team thank you for your active roles in our success last year. We could not have done it without you. Success is not possible without hard work and that is a direct byproduct of the strength of our community. Now, none of these efforts are complete. I will be talking about long term financial stability in the coming months; we plan on a concerted membership drive this fiscal year and of course Future Planning is ongoing. With respect to Future Planning you should all know that we have heard your comments. We are compiling results and will shortly create actions for the board and our various committees in order to continue those efforts moving forward. I hope you can see that our success is a byproduct of planning and hard work on the part of all the members of this congregation, not just your leadership team. We have an amazing board this year and I expect the strengths of this new board will become apparent in coming months. Success does not happen by accident and your new TBE board will not be successful this year without your ideas and your active participation. Our greatest challenge is getting more of our members engaged in efforts on behalf of the community. It`s that work that will eventually provide for our future. Change is difficult. Change is hard. A Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire once said, Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people, not for them. We cannot move forward without your active participation. If you have fundraising ideas, please discuss them with a member of the board. We still need leaders for Membership, Ways and Means and Adult Education Committees and we will need a lot of help executing on Future Planning activities. Don`t expect that the board and our committees can do it without your help. As you may recall, our temple runs a deficit budget. That is, rather than burden members with dues sufficient to break even we rely on other sources of income, such as events, in order to survive. While we came within $100 of breakeven last year it`s important that you know that this year we once again start about $30,000 in the hole and once again have to struggle to get out of that hole. The board made a conscious decision this year to stay with the existing dues policy instead of raising dues to cover the deficit (about $170 per family). This is why we have fundraisers. To put it another way, what we gained through last year`s success is an opportunity to try and do it again this year. Now it`s true that success is measured in many ways, not just financial. Our greatest challenge is not financial, it`s getting more of you involved in our success. We cannot hope to be successful on any front without you giving some of your time to the community. We invite you to join us and be a part of that effort.

Mark Steinborn President ­ Temple Beth-El

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TBE Religious School News

As you read this newsletter, our religious school is well under way after the beginning of classes on August 22. On behalf of our Religious School staff, we wish everyone L'Shanah Tovah Tikateivu v'Teichateimu ­ May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. This is a time for introspection by looking at the past year and planning changes to improve our lives in the New Year. Our TBE Religious School staff is now complete. Besides our returning Gan teacher, Judy Hilbert, and our returning Aleph/ Bet teacher, Erich Zameret, we are fortunate to have Hayley Katz taking over the Gimmel/Dalet class. Hayley was working with Judy last year and has a lot of background in Jewish education. I am sure that Hayley will make this an exciting and fun year for your students. In addition, we have the music services of Stefani Singer. Our Machon students, Talia Kolikant and Estes Weeks, are offering their assistance for the first part of Sunday mornings. We want to thank Frances Williams for generously offering her home and swimming pool for our swim party that followed our Sunday religious school classes on August 29. Since both days of Rosh Hashanah occur during the week this year (September 8/9-10), our children can have time off from school to be home and help the family with preparations and celebrations. Special foods are always an important aspect of our celebrations. It is a popular observance during this holiday to eat apples dipped in honey, a symbol for a sweet New Year. It is also yummy to dip bread in honey. Another event we can celebrate as families is the practice of Tashlich (casting off). We walk to flowing water (in our case, the Rio Grande River) on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah (September 9 for this year). We can empty our pockets of small pieces of bread into the river, symbolically casting off our sins. I look forward to seeing all of you at our Tashlich event after services. Yom Kippur starts on Friday, September 17.

GREENING TBE MONTHLY BRAINSTORM

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT #1

Is Your Car Physically Fit? Every gallon of gas you use generates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), the world`s leading greenhouse gas. A tuned car improves fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent. This will keep your car purring, save you money, and make you a real mensch (or menchette) to boot. Two Easy Steps to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint 1. Have your car serviced on a regular basis · Consult your owner`s manual for guidelines · Make service appointments when they are due 2. Get a tire gauge and use it regularly · Inflate tires to the pressure printed on the tires · Check and adjust tire pressure before the tires get too warm The Payoff An engine tune-up and maintaining recommended tire pressure for a single car can easily reduce CO2 production by 1,500 pounds annually. Assuming that the Temple Beth-El community drives 175 cars, our yearly savings in CO2 would amount to at least 262,500 pounds, or more than 130 tons per year. It`s a pretty reasonable and easy first step towards making a real tikun olam difference.

For our parents and children, please remember that Las Cruces Public Schools recognize the observance of religious holidays as excused absences; although students are responsible for making up work missed during the absence. Please contact Rabbi Citrin or me if you have concerns regarding missing public school for the high holy days. William (Bill) Stein, Principal, Temple Beth-El Religious School, 575-373-8027, [email protected]

I have a roughly 2000 sq. ft. house off of Valley and Picacho that's been totally remodeled (with refrigerated air) and has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a formal dining room, living room, sun room, media/game room, detached one-car garage/workshop, and fenced-in backyard. If interested or know of someone, then have that person call Stacey Hyman (640-7686/522-8463).

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Third Shabbat Monthly Dinner

Simchat Shabbat, the joy of Shabbat, comes not only from prayer and study, but especially from sharing a Sabbath meal with song and conversation. To further immerse ourselves in Simchat Shabbat, the third Friday of each month will feature a Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:00 P.M. followed by a Shabbat dinner at 6:45 P.M. We are aiming to build on our congregational qualities of warmth, community and celebration. Here are the dates of our Simchat Shabbat evenings to mark on your calendars: 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 5/20 and 6/17. (We are omitting March and April due to the proximity of Purim and Pesach). The cost of the dinner will be $10 per person, $7 for children under five, with a vegetarian alternative. To avoid doing business on Shabbat and to get a committed number of reservations, you need to sign up and pay in advance, no later than three days before the Shabbat.

Sign Up Form

Simchat Shabbat Monthly Dinner--October 15th Name ________________________________ Phone ________________________________ # Children Under 5 # of Reservations _________ _________

# of Vegetarian Meals _________ Total enclosed $ $10 per person _________

$7 for children under five

Please return this reservation with your check made out to TBE no later than October 12th

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Fall Jewish Academy--Adult Education

Torah Study with Rabbi Citrin Wednesdays, 10:15--11:30 A.M. --ongoing

Women's Shabbat Camping Trip

Women of Temple Beth-El are invited to take part in a Shabbat camping trip to Aguirre Springs on Friday October 8th and Saturday October 9th. We`ll light the candles, share a meal, and celebrate the wonders of the world around us with a special Shabbat service on Friday evening. Then we`ll sing and make S`mores. On Saturday we`ll hike, spend time discussing Judaism and the natural world and end our Shabbat with Havdalah. That leaves time for games, Jewish ghost stories (if anyone knows some) and just hanging out around the fire with a glass of wine. When we know how many women are coming (and women means anyone who has had her Bat Mitzvah up to who knows what age) we will have more specific information. Food will be mostly potluck and there is extra gear available for anyone who needs it. You`ll need a sleeping bag and mat, your personal clothing and gear, a flashlight or headlamp, a hat, water bottles and a daypack. If you have a tent, great, but there will be tents to share. Aquirre Springs has vault toilets but no water in the campground. If you are interested please contact Susan Fitzgerald at [email protected] or at 647-1808.

Rabbi Kane presents: "Isaac Bashevis Singer: Thankful To God For Each Story," Wednesdays, 11:45--1:30 P.M. October 13th--November 17th --six sessions

Session 1

Biography--and a discussion of Singer`s Nobel Acceptance Speech The DVD--Great Writers--IB Singer (45 mins) will be screened Selections from In My Father`s Court and A Day of Pleasure Selections from Stories for Children--When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Why Noah Chose the Dove and essay Are Children the Ultimate Literary Critics? Enemies: A Love Story Date and time to be coordinated with Mensch Club Gimpel The Fool Yentl The Yeshiva Boy Love Comes Lately Date and time to be coordinated with Mensch Club Old Love and The Cafeteria Fee for Course: $18 per person

Session 2 Session 3

Screening--

Session 4 Session 5

Screening--

Session 6

"The Challenges of Modern Judaism" with Rabbi Citrin Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 7:15 P.M. Session I Session II Session III Session IV The Soil of Reform: Enlightenment, Emancipation, Optimism Self-Image--The Ethnic Question Self-Image--Prophetic Judaism Forging A Jewish Path

Fee: $18 per person Adult education continued on next page.

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Some Of My Best Poets Are Jews with Rabbi Citrin Tuesdays, November 30th, Dec 7, 14, and 21

7:15 P.M.

We will read and discuss touching, provocative and visionary poetry of ancient and modern Hebrew poets, Yiddish and American writers. Fee: $18 per person Talmud Study is conducted each Shabbat morning, 9:00--10:00 A.M. You don`t have to be a scholar. Come, learn and discuss. Enjoy breakfast too! Call the temple to register. No registration is necessary for Torah or Talmud Study.

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Temple Board Meetings

Feed the Hungry-It's a Mitzvah!

Board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, and you are invited! Check the temples website at www.tbelc.org for the board meeting agenda, which will be posted there in advance.

Feeding the hungry is an act of justice and righteousness. As you plan your next and subsequent visits to TBE, please bring a food item (cans, boxes, sealed bags) to donate to the local food bank. A collection box for this purpose is located and will continue to be located in the temple entry hall. Simple acts of generosity can save lives.

TEMPLE BREAKFAST--Weekly breakfast meetings and discussions of Jewish interest are held at the Temple at 9AM on Wednesdays, with bagels and coffee provided. TALMUD STUDY--Talmud study meets every Saturday in the Social Hall at 9 AM before the Saturday morning service. Prospective students are welcome and may contact Erich Zameret or Tana Hemingway for more information.

Mensch Club The Chesed Group

The Chesed group was established to assist members with health issues in need of transportation for medical appointments, shopping and religious activities. For medical appointments, members may call David Zeemont at 523-0913 For transportation for shopping and assistance with grocery shopping, members may call Sally Alkon at 524-6945. Till further notice, for transportation to weekend services, temple functions, and bikkur cholim (visiting the sick), please contact David Zeemont or Sally Alkon. Members should call the temple office at 524-3380 if they are unable to reach the people listed above. Films pertaining to a wide range of Jewish-related topics are shown on the second Sunday of each month at 2 PM at the Temple. Anyone who has a film to share with the community is encouraged to contact Phil Alkon, Mensch Club Film Chair, at 524-6945 or [email protected] Regular Mensch Club meetings are held bi-weekly Sundays at 2pm at the Temple. For additional Club information, please contact Dave Zeemont, President at 523-0913 or [email protected]

Beginning Yoga

-Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 -$5.00 per class or $25.00 per 6-week session Fundamentals of Yoga will be explored including breathing techniques and basic asanas (postures). Flexibility, stability and balance will be emphasized in this class.

Mixed Yoga -

Wednesdays 4:45 to 6:00 -$5.00 per class or $25 per 6-week session Mixed level yoga for those with some yoga experience. Breathing techniques and asana (postures) will be practiced. This class will deepen your knowledge of the 8 limbs (ashtanga) or yoga. If practiced on a regular basis, yoga can increase wellbeing, flexibility, balance and strength. Comfortable clothing and mat needed. Begins Tuesday, August 31st at 4:30 and Wednesday September 1st at 4:45.

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Donations and Tributes

Donations

Aesthetics Fund From Gerie and Stan Muchnikoff, in memory of Rea Bienstock, Gerie`s mother Batkin Religious School Fund From Ari Gupta Capital Campaign Fund 2004 From Dell Zuckerman, in memory of Burton Zuckerman, Jeanette Zuckerman, in honor of David Steinborn and Mazel Tov to Frima and Ray Marquez on their 50th Anniversary Community Service Fund From Barbara Mandel, in memory of Marcia Rabinovich General Fund From Burton Schwartz, in memory of Harry M Schwartz, his father From Joan Glickler, in memory of Rachelle Petrowski and Marcia Rabinovich From Patrick and Susan Quinn, in memory of Dorothy Quinn, Patrick`s mother From Joe S Bullock, in honor of David Steinborn Library Fund From Marty and Elissa Poel, in honor of Frances Williams From Betty Rosse, in memory of her family members who were victims of the Holocaust From Nancy Bergman, in memory of Anne H Bergman, her mother From Dell Zuckerman, Happy 4th of July From Dave and Lynn Zeemont, in memory of Jessie Schindler, Dave`s mother From Willie Pass Rabbi Discretionary Fund From Abe Pomerantz, in memory of Samuel Pomerantz, his father From Frankie Lerner, with thanks to Rabbi Citrin From Helen Raphael, in memory of Michael Raphael, her son From Leonard Pritikin, in memory of Geneva, his wife Rabbi Gerald M Kane Scholarship Fund From Willie Pass

From the Treasurer

Donations are gratefully accepted for the following: General Operating Fund For the Temple`s day-to-day operation Fund 2004 For upkeep and mortgage on our new building

Community Service Fund

For various projects that benefit both our community and Las Cruces/Southern New Mexico

Send a Kid to Israel Program (S.K.I.P. Fund)

To send Temple youth to Israel

Irving Batkin Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide a Jewish education for our children: earnings from this fund are used mainly to offset the cost of operating our Religious School

Frances Williams Library Fund

To provide books and infrastructure for the Temple library.

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Rabbi Citrin uses the Discretionary Fund to meet a variety of philanthropic requests as well as to supplement TBE programs.

Rabbi Gerald Kane Scholarship Fund

Provides funds to help further adult education and all educational endeavors at Temple Beth El Beth El Temple Youth Fund, Provides support for Youth activities at Temple Beth El Periodically, the temple may list other short-term projects or needs. Contributions that do not specify a project or fund will be added to the General Operating Fund. If you have a question or wish to contribute for a project not listed here, please contact Treasurer Lisa Willman.

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Read on October 1 Tishrei 18--24 Blanche Geisinger, mother of Ruth Ann Sugarman Barry Pitter, brother of Ellen Weiss Lillian Evelyn Bernstein, mother of Marvin Bernstein Anne G Skyer, grandmother of Susannah Skyer Gupta

Read on September 3 Elul 19--25 Geneva Pritikin, wife of Leonard Pritikin Gertrude Keller, mother of Joel Weiss Fredda Beezie Lieberman, wife of Bernie, sister of Buzzie Lieberman *Sylvia Blumkin Millie Greenberg, aunt of Cyrille Kane Samuel Smalley, father of Alison Mann Shari Kandel, neice of Teddy Weinglass Helen Rothman, mother of Irv Rothman Zellie Capin, brother-in-law of Bea Klein *Michael Eger Shirley Fisher, mother of Dr. Barry Fisher Katherine Winkler, sister of Martin Winkler Read on September 10 Elul 26, 5770--Tishrei 3, 5771 *Elissa Klein Louis Berkeley, father of Arthur Berkeley Beth Lawrence, cousin of David Zeemont Shepley Backman, father of Judy Kirschner *Isadore Frank Arthur Winard, cousin of Bea Klein *Robert Eger *Nathan Siegel Read on September 17 Tishrei 4--10 Iylene Caplan, mother of Betty Rosse *Anna Lampert, mother of Gabriel Lampert Richard Meltzer, husband of Colette Meltzer Viki Slack, cousin of Stefani Singer *Thomas Gatkin *Ralph Holzman Ted Levy, father of Tom Levy *Sidney Muffs, father of Carol Bernstein *Yetta Feldman *Martin Greenfield *Martin Muffs, brother of Carol Bernstein *Rose Sommers, great aunt of Frances Williams *Sam Sommers, great uncle of Frances Williams Read on September 24 Tishrei 11--17 Fabian Bissonette, father of Lynn Berkeley *Benjamin Golden *Mary Krepps *Mabel Stern, mother of Dell Zuckerman *Herman Limmer Gary David Liston, son of Irv and Nina Rothman Dorothy Rabinovich, mother of David Rabinovich Bernice Deutscher, aunt of Stefani Singer *Reba Kirschner, aunt of Gabriel Lampert *Rabbi Joseph Klein Helene F Rosenbaum, mother of Joan Silar

In order to ensure that the name of your loved one will be recited during services, we have instituted the following practices:

The Hebrew dates for each week's Yahrzeits are listed in each Newsletter. Hebrew vs. conventional calendar: The temple's tradition is to base the Yahrzeits list on the Hebrew calendar. Those who wish to have a name read on a Friday night close to the non-Hebrew calendar date are asked to please email or call Stefani Singer a few days prior to the service.

*Asterisks at left indicate that a loved one has been permanently memorialized with a plaque in the Temple sanctuary. If you are interested in acquiring a plaque for your loved one, contact Stefani Singer at the Temple.

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Temple Beth-El would like to extend a warm welcome to the following members who have joined in the last few months: Joel and Ellen Weiss, Cynthia Weiss and daughter Mandy, Nancy Rosen, Elizabeth LewisOlson and Tom Olson. A belated welcome to 2010 new members: Tammy and Michael Carvlin and children, Benjamin and Sadie, Nathan and Suzanne Pessaroff and son, Nicky, Ivy White, Jerry and Shelly Silverman, and Richard and Darlene Goldberg.

From the Temple Office

If you are interested in hosting a Shabbat Dinner for newcomers and visitors, please contact Stefani in the temple office for more information. You are welcome to ask Linda and Chuck Kruger or Allen and Eve Palanker about their recent experiences as hosts. It is a rare but enjoyable opportunity to provide a taste of our warm hospitality to visitors, guests and potential new members. Yahrzeit candles are always available at the temple, with your choice of glass or metal holders. They are $3.00 each. Samples are displayed in the Judaica Shop. The Judaica Shop now features items created and lovingly crafted by some of our own congregants, like Susan Michelson, Karen Currier and Judy Hilbert. Check out the Judaica Shop for weekly ritual items and unique and special gifts for all ages. Many heartfelt thanks to Sherry Woods, Al Woods, Jane Grider, Ethel Rabkin, Robin Cohen and Sally Alkon for all your help at the temple in July. Your presence makes the task so much more enjoyable. Your help in my absence puts my mind at ease. Todah rabah, a thousand times.

A big mazel tov and welcome to Liam Hicks, son of Kat Hicks and grandson of proud new Zayde, Terry Hicks. Our temple family has grown so much this year, with the arrival of the following new little ones: Liana, daughter of Marieka Brown and Jeannie Abkes, Lilah, daughter of Arthur and Becca Berkson, and Zack, son of Jay and Maisa Schoenbaum. Mazel tov to all the proud parents and their families. We look forward to sharing many celebrations with you in the coming years. Temple Beth-El welcomes back Andrea Orzoff and Inigo Garcia-Bryce and sons, Sam and Mateo! We look forward to hearing about your year abroad in Peru and Germany! Jacob Kelter is back from a year in Israel. We have missed you all! Welcome, welcome home.

YOUTH GROUP!!

Well, BETY, BEMY and BELY... We are gearing up for another year of fun and friendship! Watch your email, social networking sites, snail mail and listen for phone calls as we begin plans for Beth-El Temple Youth 5771! Put on your thinking caps and get your creative juices flowing as we challenge you to come up with a design for the official new Youth Group T-Shirts. Hurry up! Submit your design to Stefani Singer or Hayley Katz in the temple office by Sunday, September 19th, before, during or after Religious School. A prize for the top design, to be voted on by all youth groupers and select special judges! Then, we will have them made for sale to all youth groupers, your families and temple youth supporters! BETY--We met at International Delights for food and a planning meeting on August 22nd. Keep in touch. See you soon! BEMY--Plan to bring a lunch, then stick around after Religious School on Sunday, September 26th for lunch, game day and planning meeting! Noon--3 PM. BELY--Watch for more fun activities starting in October.

Temple Beth-El, Las Cruces, New Mexico

3980 Sonoma Springs Ave Las Cruces, NM 88011 Phone: 575.524.3380 Fax: 575.521.8111 President Mark Steinborn [email protected]

The Temple Beth-El Newsletter is produced regularly at Las Cruces, New Mexico. Editor: Jordan Train. Copy Editors: James Rosenthal, Tana Hemingway and Rabbi Kane. Circulation: Stefani Singer. We welcome contributions by, about, or for temple members. Contributions can be mailed to the temple or emailed to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit all contributions and advertisements. We do not return contributions to authors unless sent with a self-addressed prepaid envelope. Nonmember subscriptions are $25/year. Advertising: 2x3 (business card): $120/yearly. Quarter page: $220/yearly. Half page: $450 yearly. For information about ads or insertions please contact the editor.

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