Up Coming At Temple Shalom:

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 19

    Senior Lunch Bunch

    At Captain’s Quarters Rabbi Zohar will
    Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Fri 21

    Shabbat Evening Service

    Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Sat 22

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Torah Service
    Jun 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Sun 23


    Jun 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Fri 28

    Shabbat Evening Service

    Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Sat 29

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Torah Service
    Jun 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  7. Sun 30


    Jun 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thank you for taking the time to look at our web site.  Our dynamic, thriving Reform Jewish congregation supports individuals and families from diverse backgrounds on their spiritual journey.  The congregation was formed in 1976, and moved into its current  building in August 1988. We have about 170 families, including singles, couples, families with children, seniors, etc. The congregation has a strong family atmosphere.

Our Clergy & Leadership

Thoughts From the President

Easy Fund Raising

  • Kroger Plus Card

  • Amazon Smile

  • TSlogorev

    • Upcoming Special Event

      Please join us for The Men’s Club BBQ, Sunday, July  8th. from 1 pm to 5 pm.

      Please RSVP to John Silletto at johnsilletto@yahoo.com or Mark Epstein at mjra2628.esp@juno.com.

    • No Yard Sale, Sale

      WOTS No Yard Sale Sale
    • Friday, July 13th.


      Join us for No Shush Shabbat, where EVERYONE takes part in an interactive service led by Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner and Song Leader Benji Berlow beginning at 6:30 pm.

      A POTLUCK will Follow services. So, bring your favorite dish or dessert to share with everyone.






    Upcoming Events

    1. Fri 06

      Shabbat Evening Service

      July 06 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    2. Sat 07

      Shabbat Morning Service

      July 07 @ 10:30am – 12:30pm

    3. Sun 08

      Men’s Club Bkfst Mtg

      July 08 @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    4. Fri 13

      No Shush Shabbat

      July 13 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Thank you for taking the time to look at our web site.  Our dynamic, thriving Reform Jewish congregation supports individuals and families from diverse backgrounds on their spiritual journey.  The congregation was formed in 1976, and moved into its current  building in August 1988. We have about 170 families, including singles, couples, families with children, seniors, etc. The congregation has a strong family atmosphere.

    Temple Shalom Family & Friends

    • Cong Mikveh Israel Philly
      Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Listening in Philly (1)
      Listening to the history of the synagogue.
    • Inside Mikvah Israel
      Students inside the synagogue.
    • HooShir & kids eat
      HooShir eating lunch with Temple Shalom kids.
    • Sandy, Ellen, Kathy Shapiro's delivery
      W.O.T.S. readies deliveries from Shapiro’s
    • Cindy & Alan Mitzvah Day 2018
      Cindy Phelps & Alan Hyman on Mitzvah Day
    • Inside Mikvah Israel
      Confirmation students at Schul

    Our Clergy & Leadership

    divrei ha rav

    Thoughts From Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner

    Thoughts From Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner

    Thoughts From the President

    Richard Goldwin

    Richard Goldwin

    • Easy Fund Raising

      Kroger Plus Card

    • Amazon Smile

News from the Pews

  • Mazel Tov:

    Mazel Tov to Sidney Abramson & Candace Oppel on the birth of their son, Grayson.  Proud grandparents include Jerry & Madeline Abramson.

    Mazel Tov to Judy Freundlich Tiell on her retirement from Jewish Family & Career Services after nearly 40 years of service to the Louisville Jewish Community and others throughout the state of Kentucky.

    Mazel Tov to David Bloom and his family on his Semicha (ordination on becoming a rabbi).


  • Condolences:

    Suzy Post, z”l, long standing member of Temple Shalom.

    There is no information concerning a funeral and a memorial service will be scheduled in the future.

    May the Post family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    Marilyn (Engel) Berlin, z”l, mother of Barry (wife, Danalee) and Steven (wife, Andrea). Additional, survivors are her sister, Lorraine Levenson her husband, Edward of Toronto/Montreal Canada; grandchildren Chelsea, Michael (wife Angela) and David.

    Funeral services were held on February 10th at 1:00 pm, at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St. Haverhill, MA.

    May the members of the Berlin and Levenson families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    Sidney Jacobs, z”l.
    The funeral will take place on  April 1, at 11 a.m. at Herman Meyer Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at KI’s cemetery in the KI section. Rabbi Jacowitz Chottiner will officiate.
    May Sid’s daughter, Barbara, and his companion, Carol, be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    Ros­ita Uroper Kaplin, z”l. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Norton Au­dubon Hospital in Lou­isville. Rosita was born on May 1, 1929 in Havana, Cuba. She emigrated to the United States with her mother in 1944 and settled in Louisville, there she met the love of her life, Phil (Pinky) Kaplin, and they married in 1950. They were happily married for over 60 years until Pinky’s passing in 2012. Rosita was a resident of Grove Point at the Masonic Home in Louisville.

    Rosita was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her family was always the most important thing in her life, and they could always count on Rosita to be there for them. Rosita was an active mem­ber of the Senior Adult Program at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville where she had many friends. In 2015, she was the proud re­cipient of the Elsie P. Judah Memorial Award for outstanding volunteer service.
    Rosita was predeceased by her father, Jack Uroper, her mother, Basia Uroper and her hus­band, Phil (Pinky) Kaplin. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Posnansky (Mark), son Cary Kaplin (Laurie), grandchildren Brian Posnan­sky (Rebekah), Nikki Posnansky King (Ted), Ben Kaplin (Sharon), Nathan Kaplin and great-grandchildren Lilly King, Seth Posnansky and Philip Kaplin.
    Graveside services will be held at the Anshei Sfard Cemetery in Louisville on Friday April 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Senior Center of the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Temple Shalom, the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentucky or the donor’s fa­vorite charity.
    Ruthie Passamaneck, z’l.  The obituary and general info is below.  Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will be  officiating. 

    Ruthie Osoffsky Passamaneck, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on April 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Passamaneck; her parents, Hanna and Harris Osoffsky; and her brothers, Samuel and Ben Osoffsky.   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Ruth Passamaneck; her grandson Neal Passamaneck and his wife Angela Erwin and her great-grandsons Isaac and Grant Passamaneck. Also, left to cherish her memory are sisters-in-laws Sylvia and Doris Osoffsky; many loving nieces and nephews, and friends including: Toni, Ralph and Jennifer.
    She was active in her community and was a member of Temple Shalom, Congregation Ashei Sfard, Hadassah, and JCC, where she helped with lunches, dues and bingo.  We are grateful to the staff of the JCC.   Ruthie and Sylvia worked at Adath Jeshurun for over 24 years. They, also, catered with the help of family, Sheila, Danielle, Hedley, Dana and Samuel.  It was a great time for all! One of her favorite songs was My Yiddishe Momme. She loved people and had a great smile.
    Ruthie’s motto was “I’m particular”.  Woe to anyone, who did not understand the true ramifications of those words! From ensuring that the correct protocol was maintained in A.J.’s kitchen, to her special tuna salad for Super Sunday and her hand painted candies, Ruthie’s special touch was seen.  She mastered catering for large parties to volunteering to bake and ice cupcakes with a Carmelite sister.  Ruthie’s talents were many.
    We give special thanks to the staff, residents and volunteers at Nazareth Home –Clifton, where Ruthie lived for the last three years, for their exceptional care and loving friendships. They were extremely supportive of Ruthie and our family.    
    Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin 1:00 pm to 2:00pm.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to JCC Senior Adult program, Nazareth Home –Clifton, or an organization of your choice.www.meyerfuneral.com.
    May the family of Ruthie be comforted on the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
    Leonard Wexler, z”l, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Bert and Eileen on February 21, 1931.  From NY he moved to Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, and later earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.  There he married Frances Levin, had 3 children, and his life and career flourished.
    Life in Louisville began in 1980 when he accepted an executive position with Glenmore Distilleries.  He and his wife fully enjoyed the Louisville community.  As a member of Standard Club, he developed many friendships over regular golf games and poker. He was a lifetime member of Financial Executives Institute.  He earned the Jewish Community Federation Ronald & Marie Abrams Volunteer of the Year award in 2000.  Somehow, he always had time for U of L Basketball as a season ticket holder. 
    Leonard is survived by his sons, Lawrence J. Wexler and his wife Deb Dusansky, and Bruce H. Wexler and his wife Paula; his daughter Donna A. Wexler and her husband Tracy Towns; grandchildren Alex and Matt Wexler and Chava and Elie Kornfeld.  Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Frances.
    A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. 1338 Ellison Ave.  Visitors are welcome at 11:00 a.m. 
    Mr. Wexler will be laid to rest next to his wife at Cave Hill Cemetery during a private ceremony. Memorial contributions to your favorite organization are welcomed. 
    May the family of Wexlers be comforted on the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
    Esther Siegel Epstein, z”l, Esther is survived by her devoted family, daughter, Laurie (Michael) Terris and their sons, Ben and Sam Terris; son, Mark (Joan) Epstein and their son, Ross (Gwen) Epstein and his daughter, Leota Epstein; and daughter, Ellen (Jane Rogan) Epstein.
    Esther, z”l, a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away in Bloomington, IN on April 13, 2019 at the age of 95.
    Esther was born on September 7, 1923 to Samuel and Rose Siegel. A long-time resident of Indianapolis she was a graduate of Manuel High School and worked for many years as a sales associate at Perry’s Luggage and Gifts.  Esther was a 51-year member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, an active member of the JCC, and of Hooverwood Guild.  Esther had a particular fondness for the many dogs she cared for through her lifetime, she was an avid bridge player and with her late husband, Gerald “Jerry” Epstein DDS, they traveled extensively and were volunteers at Gleaners Food Bank.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Beth-El Zedeck, Temple Shalom, Hooverwood Guild, or your local Humane Society.
    May the Terris and Epstein Familes be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


  • Birthdays for the Month of May:

           3     Dr. Richard Edelson                

           4     Mr. Milan Savkovich           

           6     Dora Goldwin                       

         10     Abigail Mather                    

         11     Mr. Wesley Gersh                  

         12     Drew Frey

         14     Jennifer Berzof

         14     Stephanie Doctrow  

         14     Ms. Kay Hyman

         16     Mrs. Margot Kling

         17     Mr. Randall Moser

         17     Mr. Robert Teitel                  

         18     Adam Christopher Kolers                               

         18     Perry Swinton     

         19     Mr. Joseph Gilberts                       

         23     Dr. Lawrence Gettleman                                             

         24     Dr. Hal Corwin                  

         25     Mrs. Beverly Koloms Tarbis         

         25     Meredith Kral

         25     Lewis Mather                                    

         25     Dr. Wendy Pfeffer                

         27      Mrs Beth Goldwin          

         27      Mrs Suzanne Gordon

         29      Mr. Mark Epstein

         30      Mr. Hank Blumenthal

    יום הולדת שמח


  • Donations for May
    General Fund
    Ed & Sharon Gould
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
    Sandee K. Miller
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
    David & Shiela Wallace
    In Memory of Len Wexler
    In Memory of Ruthie Passamaneck
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
    In Memory of Sidney Jacobs
    Jay Klempner
    In Memory of Irv Klempner
    Bill & Carol Haberman
    In Memory of Miriam Haberman
    Lois Barr
    In Honor of Temple Shalom
    Marlene Ornstein
    Speedy recovery of Allen Carrico
    Endowment Fund
    John Silletto & Zina Gavi
    In Memory of Anita Pampel
    Eddie Zimmerman Summer Family Fun Fund
    Syrl Charn
    In Memory of Israel Goldberg
    Clifford & Sharon Radin
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
    Founders’ Garden
    Igor & Sofiya Pergam
    In Memory of Vbladimir Pergamenshchik
    Brenda Bush
    In Memory of Lucille Bederman
    In Memory of Barbara Sanders Sister
    Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
    Marc Smith
    In Memory of Geo Smith
    Sylvia Osoffsky
    In Memory of Rosalind Parnes
    Keiron & Paula O’Connell
    In Memory of June Green
    Martin & Sharon Baker
    In Memory of Lewis Baker
    Amos & Donna Benjamin
    In Memory of Miriam Benjamin
    In Memory of Lawrence Wester
  • Anniversary List for the Month of May

          2      Dan & Tami Penner (35)

          2      John Silletto & Zina Gavi (13)

          3      Mark & Joan Epstein (41)    

          6      Alan & Jill Simon (49)

         12      Yong Cha & Michelle Brooks (15)

         13      Harvey & Sandy Diamond (48)

         14      Michael Ginsberg & Jeri Swinton (32)                  

         14      Larry & Beth Goldwin (27)

         19      Lee Chottiner & Beth Jacowitz-Chottiner (14)

         21      Matthew & Kathy Karr (38)

         24      Jerry & Madeline Abramson (30)

         24      Marvin & Anita Fleischman (1)      

         26      Mel & Anne Maron (53)

         29      John & Mitzie Faurest (45)                                                       

         29      Avery Kolers & Karen Christopher  (17)

    (Years married at upcoming anniversary)


    Yahrzeits from May 26 – June 1, 2019
    21 – 27 Iyar 5779
    We remember:
    Sydney Charles Bankhead
    Barbara D. Fleischaker
    Joel Goldwin
    Abe Hoffman
    Michael Jacowitz
    Anne Kantor
    Phil Kornstein
    Sandra Levinstone
    Sylvia Martin
    Sara Leibson Mellman
    Gilbert Mooney
    Mary Satton
    Barry Sullivan
    Pauline Tanner
    Rebecca S. Wall
    Ellen Stone Walton
    Helen L. Wiser
    Yahrzeits from June 2 – 8, 2019
    28 Iyar – 5 Sivan 5779
    We remember:
    Jonas M. Baker                    
    Ralph Benjamin                       
    Lester Berry         
    Tricia Crawford            
    Theresa Fleischaker           
    Herman Frank                     
    Leona Frank       
    Sylvia Schwartz Gaffin
    Miriam Haberman
    Henrietta Ehrlich Herzfeld
    Betty Newman
    Lena K. Newman
    Milton Ran
    Celia Rehmar
    Jack Silverman
    Maxwell S. Weinberger
    Stuart Weinberger
    Yahrzeits from June 9 – 15, 2019
    6 – 12 Sivan 5779
    We remember:
    Ann Charlton                                 
    Gertrude Cohen                         
    Joseph Gravette                         
    Jeannette Greenberg                  
    Morris Kaplan                              
    Evelyn LaVine
    Celia Yanoff Morguelan
    Ben Osoffsky
    Marvie Phelps
    Celia Rosenberg
    Sidney Rosenberg
    Ernest Schlussler
    Sol W. Schulman
    Andrew Wiener
    Yahrzeits from June 16 – 22, 2019
    13 – 19 Sivan 5779
    We remember:
    Miriam Abraham       
    Christina Callam                                 
    Alexander Cohen                      
    Leon Davidson                       
    Jayne Album Glazer
    Jack Malley
    Bessie Miles
    Pearl Monchek
    Alex M. Penner
    Mark Speier
    Elsie Wiener
    Sadie Wilson
    Yahrzeits from June 23 – 29, 2019
    20 – 26 Sivan 5779
    We remember:
    Ruth Berlin Aron
    Gertrude “Trudy” Beck
    Morris Eskind
    Irwin fischer
    Gordon Fleischaker
    Fern Frank
    Antonia Issler
    Rose Miller
    Harris Osoffsky
    jean Steinfeld
    Sidney L. Witzer
    Yahrzeits from June 30 – July 6, 2019
    27 Sivan – 3 Tammuz 5779
    We remember:
    Steve W. Auslander
    David M. Brucker
    Dora Goldwin
    Burton J. Jacowitz
    Esther Bernice “Becie” Potash
    Joseph Wolf, Sr.
    Raye C. Yussman

    Yehi zichronam l’vracha – May their memories be for a
    blessing; may they rest in peace. 



Temple Shalom Family & Friends

  • rabbi lightning the candle copy
    Remembering the Shoah.
  • candle1 copy
    Remembering the Shoah.
  • candle 2 copy
    Remembering the Shoah.
  • candle 3 copy
    Remembering the Shoah.
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    Rabbi Chottiner with Sharona Yekutiel, the Executive Director of Israel’s Keren B’Kavod
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    Concert with Nefesh Mountain.