Rabbi Brahm Weinberg 860-233-3084 firstname.lastname@example.orgJudith Hessing, Coordinator 860-233-6042 or email@example.com
o Natan Glahn on his Bar Mitzvah!
to proud parents Esther & David, & brothersJoshua & Asaf; and proud grandparents Harold & JudyLeibowitz, and Beverly Scarborough & Dan Yahiel!
to Rachel & Raffi Berkovic on the birth of theirdaughter, on April 4th.
to proud grandparents,Sarah & Zvi Elbaum; to siblings Zev, Chaim Yehuda &Avi; and Aunts & Uncles, Rivkie & Joshua Schickman,Estie and Pinney Elbaum!
o Arie & Carole Rothschild on the engagementof their daughter, Lorène to Jason Becker!
to siblings Victoria, Géraldine, & Amschel;Howard & Sharon Becker; and extended families!
o Helen Weisel on the birth of her great-
granddaughter Na’ama Esther Eichler, born to Hemdat
Eichler wife of her grandson Maor Eichler of Kiryat Ono,Granddaughter of Aviva & David Eichler of Beer Sheva!
Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00 PMAt Beth El TempleGuest Speaker:Judith Altmann, Vice President,Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut.There will be an Orthodox
@ Beth El @ 6:30 PM
FOR ISRAEL’S FALLEN
Tuesday, April 24th at 7:30 PMAt the Mandell JCCSpecial Screening for
of the movieISRAEL INSIDE:
How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference
Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 PMAt the Home of Ofer & Elana Doron6 Oakland Terrace in SimsburyRefreshments from Yosi Catering will be served!
Please RSVP to: Beth David Synagogue 860-236-1241RSVP is necessary for this event by April 26th
I hope everyone enjoyed their Pesach holiday.The time goes by so quickly. It was nice to see somany guests who came through our shul over the en-tire week of Pesach. We missed many of you whowent away but trust that you enjoyed your time withfriends and family. Now that Pesach is over we are returning to amore normal schedule of classes that will take place ona weekly basis. Please refer to the bulletin for detailsand try to attend if you can. Most of the classes givenare not connected to one another week to week so evenif you have not been coming up until now or even if
you don’t think you can make it every week it is still
worthwhile to try and attend. If you have other sug-gestions of classes you would enjoy please let meknow and I would be happy to try to accommodate
This past Thursday was the actual date of YomHashoah. Something strange happened to me that Iwould like to share with you. After Torah reading onThursday morning in shul I said a few words aboutYom Hashoah and then recited the K-el MalehRachamim prayer in memory of the 6 million belovedJews who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their sympathizers. As I began the recitation the area of theroom where I was standing got darker. When I wasdone with the recitation I looked up and noticed thatthe center light on the candelabra at the front of theshul had gone out. I got chills up my spine. I gener-
ally don’t go about my day looking for signs from G
-d but there are times when the things that happen aroundus can give expression and insight to the feelings wehave inside. If I was unsure of how I was feeling dur-ing the K-el Maleh, the burnt light bulb helped me getthere. It reinforced to me just how significant the lossof any one individual can be. Even that loss of a smallamount of light affected the brightness of the room.Furthermore, when that light burnt out it was so final.It really made me realize in a very graphic way howfinal death can be, how final the death of 6 millionreally was, and how we can never go back and change
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SHABBAT PARSHAT SHMINI
April 21st, 2012
Nisan 5772Kiddush is Sponsoredby Esther & David Glahn