Up Coming At Temple Shalom:

  • Friday, May 10 – No Shush Shabbat followed by Pot Luck Dinner!   
    This interactive evening service includes opportunities to get up and move, music, instruments and stories, making for an engaging time for youth and adults. Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will lead this service accompanied by guitarist, Benji Berlow, beginning at 6:30 pm
     Bring your favorite dish and let’s have dinner together!  
    Please let The Temple office know what you’d like to bring and how many will be attending

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 24

    Shabbat Evening Service

    May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Sat 25

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Torah Service
    May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Sun 26

    LBSY & HSJS

    May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Fri 31

    Shabbat Evening Service

    May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Sat 01

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Torah Service
    Jun 01 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  6. Sun 02

    LBSY & HSJS

    Jun 02 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  7. Fri 07

    Shabbat Evening Service

    Jun 07 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Friday, July 13th.

      COME ONE COME ALL!

      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.

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    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.
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      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
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      Cindy Phelps & Alan Hyman on Mitzvah Day
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Birthdays for the Month of May:

    1st                       Mrs. Sandra Goldsmith
    3rd                      Mrs Carol Savkovich
    4th                      Brian Haberman
    5th                      Jamie Doctrow
    6th                      Mr. Chuck Gray
    7th                      Jeanette Abraham
    9th                      Miss Allyson Baer
    9th                      Mr. Ronald Meeron
    11th                     Mr. Earl Goldsmith
    11th                     Mrs. Heddy Teitel
    12th                     Nathan Kaplan
    14th                     Dr. Fred Seifer
    15th                     Pamela Niren
    16th                     Mrs. Terri Gilberts
    18th                     Mr. Fred Levin
    18th                     Carlie Nichols
    18th                     Mr. Keiron O’Connell
    18th                     Mr. Michael Phelps
    19th                     Marvin Fleischman
    19th                     Adrienne Marie Kral
    21st                     Mrs. Elaine Cummings
    21st                     Mr. Kendall Frey
    21st                     Mrs. Elizabeth Kaplan
    21st                     Calvin Koven
    21st                     Ethan Schwartz
    21st                     Sofia Woods
    22nd                    Willa Kornstein
    23rd                    Mrs. Mickie Baron
    23rd                    Mr. Robert Tiell
    25th                    Hayley Gould
    26th                    Mr. Nelson Goodman
    26th                    Mr. Marc Smith
    27th                    Emily Callam
    28th                    Noa Chottiner
    28th                    Mr. Joel Sonnheim
    30th                    Mr. Ryan Scarbrough
    31st                     Mrs. Bridgette Salmon

    יום הולדת שמח

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  • Donations for April
    General Fund
    Mickie & Steve Simon
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
     
    Armand & Paula Frank
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
     
    John & Slava Nelson
    Wishing Happy Passover to All
     
    Mark & Joan Epstein
    In Memory of Gerald Epstein
     
    Theresa & Bill Levinstone
    In Memory of Ruthie Passamaneck
    In Memory of Leonard Wexler
     
    Eddie Zimmerman Family Summer Fun Fund
    Syrl Charn
    In Honor of Mrs. Bess Lurie’s 95th birthday
     
    Founders’ Garden
    Essie, Bob & Lena Brown
    In Memory of Sidney Jacobs
     
    Brenda Bush
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
     
    Janet & Aviv Naamani
    In Memory of Raisa Dikerman
     
    Building & Maintenance Fund
    Cindy & Mike Phelps
    In Memory Rosita Kaplin
     
    Tikkun Olam Fund
    A.J. & Suellen Rosmarin
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
     
    Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
    Fay & Fred Levin
    In Memory of Rosita Kaplin
     
    Marc Smith
    In Honor of Michael
  • Anniversary List for the Month of May

           4th                     Randy & Connie Moser (46)
         12th                     Mike & Cindy Phelps (41)
         14th                     Kenneth & Jeannie Kral (42)
         14th                     David & Sheila Tasman (42)
         17th                     Gerald & Mickie Baron (49)
         21st                     Eric & Jaime Schwartz (14)
         25th                     David & Abby Gould (22)
         27th                     Sandy Hensley (48)
         30th                     Ron & Amy Shir (20)

    (Years married at upcoming anniversary)

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  • Yahrzeits from April 28 – May 4, 2019
    23 – 29 Nisan 5779
    We remember:
    Roy Abramson
    Lewis Baker
    Leslie R. Berman
    Israel Goldberg
    Sarah Klotz
    Freda Koven
    Palmir Markus
    Vladimir Pergamenschik
    Leonard Potash
    Ben Rosenberg
    Drezel S. Rosenberg
    Evelyn S. Steinman
    Reva Lee Strauss
     
    Yahrzeits from May 5 – 11, 2019
    30 Nisan – 6 Iyar 5779
    We remember:
     Azriel Borowick              
    Maurice Cummings       
    Ida Hait Galkin         
    Martin Glazer             
    Rita Horn   
    Molly Hornstein
    Mack Koven
    Florence Gross Ross
    Judith Sharp
    Sarah Baron Strull
    Joseph Tarbis
    Blanche Tiell
     
    Yahrzeits from May 12 – 18, 2019
    7 – 13 Iyar 5779
    We remember:
    Lilo Behr Auslander
    Miriam Frisch Benjamin
    Robert Lawrence Clegg
    Theodore Galkin
    Melvin Gordon
    June Elaine Green
    Isak Korenstein
    Fay Samuels
    Jerold H. Saper
    George Joseph Smith
    Lawrence Wester
    Yahrzeits from May 19 – 25, 2019
    14 – 20 Iyar 5779
    Sadie Abramson
    Julius L. Cohen
    Janet T. Greenbaum
    Clara L. Jacobs
    Rose Kaye
    Irv Klempner
    Jerome C. Koloms
    Burnice Krinsky
    Rebecca Laub
    Harold Ralph Margulis
    Anita Pampel
    Mary Rosenberg
    Amerigo Santoro
    Arthur Silbar
    Miriam Sticker
     
    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

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

    Amen.

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    Remembering the Shoah.
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    Remembering the Shoah.
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    Remembering the Shoah.
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    Rabbi Chottiner with Sharona Yekutiel, the Executive Director of Israel’s Keren B’Kavod