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SINAI NEWS

A bi-monthly publication
Issue 23, Volume 1

January - February 2015 • Tevet - Adar 5775
Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Tal Becker
Saturday, February 28, 2015
6:30 PM Havdallah
6:45 PM Dr. Tal Becker, Dessert, Coffee &
Conversation
In a totally unplanned and coincidental way, our two scholars-in-residence
this year represent two transformative continuing education programs I’ve been engaged in over the last ten years. In December, four hundred and fifty people spent an
engaging and inspiring evening with Dr. Richard Davidson, whose work has transformed psychology’s understanding of how emotion arises in the brain. His contention
goes further: he believes that the “emotional styles” that characterize our interaction
with the world can be modified through our own contemplative practice and raise our levels of resilience and compassion.
Dr. Davidson’s presentation brought me back to the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, where I did a series of week-long
seminars over two years. Silence, meditation, yoga, prayer and study were my introduction to contemplative practice and enriched me immeasurably.
Directly from the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, I entered a four-year program at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Along with a cohort of rabbis from all the movements, I was treated to some of the best teachers and thinkers in the
Jewish world today. Whereas my prior experience had been focused on the affective domain, Hartman was purely intellectual.
One of my favorite teachers will be our scholar-in-residence, Saturday evening, February 28th. Tal Becker serves as
Principal Deputy Legal Adviser at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. In his current position in government, he is a senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team and works on the front
lines of many of Israel's most pressing diplomatic, legal and policy challenges.
Among numerous positions, Dr. Becker has been a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, senior policy advisor to Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, a lead negotiator in the Annapolis peace talks, director of the international law department at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, counsel to Israel's UN Mission in New York, and an international law expert in the IDF.
He is the author of Terrorism and the State: Rethinking the Rules of State Responsibility, which won the Guggenheim
Prize for best international law book, and has served, amongst numerous positions, as the Vice-Chairman of the United Nations General Assembly's Legal Committee, the first Israeli to hold a position of this stature in more than 40 years.
Simply put, I can think of no one better positioned and with more knowledge of the situation in Israel, understanding
of it and an abundance of mentschlekeit – who also happens to be a fabulous teacher – than Tal Becker. We are exceedingly
fortunate to have an opportunity to learn with him.

To help us plan accordingly, please RSVP by February 26 to
https://Tal-Becker.eventbrite.com
B’Shalom,
Rabbi David B. Cohen

Vote ARZA in the upcoming WZO Elections. See page 8 for details.
Rabbi David B. Cohen • Cantor Lauren Phillips • Rabbi Emeritus Jay R. Brickman
Director of Youth Education Barb Shimansky, MSW • Director of Administration Karen Lancina • Program Coordinator Jen Friedman
Assistant to Rabbi and Cantor Karen Hintz• School Administrator Jeri Danz • Bookkeeper Ilene Wasserman • Sinai News Nicole Sether
Congregation Sinai • 8223 N. Port Washington Road• Fox Point, WI 53217
414.352.2970• 414.352.0944 (fax)• www.congregationsinai.org

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In this issue

January-February Shabbat Service Schedule

Shabbat Schedule

2

Cantor’s Notes

3

Reflections

3

Presidents Message

4

Create a Jewish Legacy

4

Sinai @ Sixty

5-7

Israel Committee

8

Lifelong Jewish Learning

9-12

Family Programming

13

What’s Happening

14-16

Brotherhood

17

Women of Sinai

17-18

Chesed, Library News

19

Social Action Committee

20-21

“Scene” at Sinai

22-24

Supporting Sinai

25

Calendars

26-27

In the Sinai Family

28

Contributions

29-30

Those We Remember

31

Shabbat Vayechi
Genesis 47:28 - 50:26
Jan 2
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Jan 3
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Shabbat Shemot
Exodus 1:1 - 6:1
Jan 9
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Jan 10
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Shabbat Vaera
Exodus 6:2 - 9:35
Jan 16
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Jan 17
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Katie Hieb Bat Mitzvah 10 am
Shabbat Bo
Jan 23
Jan 24

Exodus 10:1 - 13:16
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Beshalach
Exodus 13:17 - 17:16
Jan 30
Rockin’ Shabbat Shira 6:15 pm
Tu B’ Shevat Potluck Dinner 7:30 pm
Jan 31
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Shabbat Yitro
Feb 6
Feb 7

Exodus 18:1 - 20:23
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Shabbat Mishpatim
Exodus 21:1 - 24:18
Feb 13
Social Action Shabbat 6:15 pm
Feb 14
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Shabbat Terumah
Exodus 25:1 - 27:19
Feb 20
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Feb 21
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Shabbat Tetzaveh
Exodus 27:20 - 30:10
Feb 27
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Feb 28
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

Rabbi Brickman wishes to convey his deep
appreciation for all the love, talent and
effort that went into the preparation of the
beautiful tribute book presented to him in
honor of his 90th birthday celebration.

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Cantor’s Notes
A New Year for Us, A New Year for Trees!
It may be a few more months before Lake Michigan
thaws after this long winter, but spring is just around the corner in Israel. On the eve of February 3rd, we begin our celebration of Tu B’shevat, the new year for trees and the official
beginning of spring in Eretz Yisrael. We call this holiday Tu
B’shevat because this is precisely where it falls on the Hebrew calendar – the 15th day of the Hebrew
month of Shevat.
Tu B’shevat is a relatively modern Jewish
holiday. It is not mentioned in the Torah because
it did not exist until after the Torah was canonized. The holiday appears in the Mishnah, which
was redacted between 180 and 220 CE, and is
listed amongst four new years on the Jewish calendar. Our sages taught that Tu B’shevat was to
be a day for calculating the beginning of the agricultural cycle for the purpose of biblical tithes.
Rosh Hashanah, celebrated the calculation of the
calendar cycle, while the beginning of Nisan was once the
new year for calculating the reign of kings in Israel. The first
of Elul was the new year for animal tithes – the ancient Israeli version of tax day. This trend for multiple occasions to mark
a new year continues in modern times by virtue of the fact
that we have different dates to frame school years, fiscal
years, and calendar years.
After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE,
the Jews were spread out into the Diaspora and agricultural
tithing became a thing of the past. Instead, the 15th of Shevat became a day for Jews to remember their connection to
the Jewish homeland, during which they would eat fruits and
nuts that could be obtained from Palestine. This was a way of
maintaining a connection to the land even when they were
far away from the land – a custom that continues to this day.
The Kabbalists of the 16th and 17th century deepened the ritualistic components of Tu B’Shevat by creating a
seder to commemorate the new year for trees. Seder means
order, and much like the step-by-step components of a Passover seder, the Tu B’Shevat seder incorporates four cups of
wine and a series of rituals and readings. The various components were eventually collected in a book, Pri Etz Hadar, (The
Fruit of the Goodly Tree), which was published in 1753. The
seder is meant to celebrate God’s presence in the natural

world, and incorporates many innovations to symbolize this
idea. For example, the four cups of wine at a Tu B’Shevat
seder are meant to represent the four seasons: white to represent the snowy winter, white with a tiny bit of red poured in
to represent the budding blossoms of spring, red with a tiny
bit of white in it to show the fullness of summer blossoms,
and a deep harvest red to commemorate the fall.
In addition, we often group the fruits we eat during the seder into three types: fruits with tough
outer shells and edible interiors (melons, peanuts, pomegranates, coconuts, citrus, etc.), fruits
with edible exteriors and inedible pits (dates, olives, plums, peaches, apples, etc.) and fruits that
are entirely edible (berries, figs, grapes,
etc.). These are said to represent different seasons and characteristics of humanity.
Today, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) has helped
to make Tu B’Shevat into an environmental celebration that is commemorated both in Israel and the Diaspora. In addition to attending seders, it has become traditional
to celebrate Tu B’Shevat by planting trees in Eretz Yisrael.
The JNF website boasts impressive statistics about its success in foresting the Jewish homeland:
“Israel is one of only two countries in the world that
entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of
trees. But Israel was not blessed with natural forests; its forests are all hand-planted. When the pioneers of the State
arrived, they were greeted by barren land. To claim the land
that had been purchased with the coins collected in JNF blue
and white pushkes, the next order of business was to plant
trees among the rocky hillsides and sandy soil… Since it was
established in 1901, JNF has planted more than 240 million
trees all over the State of Israel, providing luscious belts of
green covering more than 250,000 acres.“
For more information – and to plant your own tree in
Israel – please visit www.JNF.org.
To a fruitful new year,
Cantor Lauren Phillips

Reflections
Those who are fortunate experience three
“birthings”. The first is from the womb to the external world. The second “birthing” experience is the
consequence of education. By imbibing (first from
parents, subsequently from teachers, clergy, elders) knowledge accumulated through past centuries, of science, history and the arts, transforms
those who allow the process to occur to become
wise and sensitive adults. Others grow externally
but remain children within. The final act of
“birthing” occurs when we depart this world to en-

ter another. The rabbis of early centuries advise
that living in OLAM HABA “the world to come”, is a
far more favored existence than the one we now
enjoy. The transition is allowed only the righteous
among us. Classical Judaism presents no clear
portrayal of after-life for the unworthy. Most likely,
they do not experience the third “birthing”, merely
cease to exist.
Rabbi Jay R. Brickman

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Presidents Message
As many of you know, the Board of Trustees meets
on a monthly basis to discuss important issues facing our
congregation. We are fortunate to have such wonderful,
caring, and dedicated people who selflessly give of their
time, talents, and energy. My favorite part of our meetings
is when a Trustee takes time to share his/her Jewish Journey with the rest of us. It is truly amazing what some have
gone through to find or reconnect with their Judaism. Each
story is truly unique and inspiring.
I particularly enjoy hearing how or why their Jewish
Journey led them to join our Sinai community. Many cite to
our terrific clergy, our energized staff,
and/or our beautiful building and grounds.
But everyone comments on our warm and
welcoming community—how Sinai was just
the right fit for them and their families.
The point is that each one of us is
here because somebody at some point
introduced us to this amazing place, and
we just felt at home. Sinai is a truly won-

derful place to share with a family member,
a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or whoever. This year we ask each of you to find
one or two people that you think may enjoy
our community — and invite them to a Friday night service, a class, a lecture, a program, or to simply come see our building
and meet our staff. We all know what this
community means to us, and how wonderful it was when someone took the time to
invite us to experience Sinai. This year, we all should do the
same for someone else. We ask you all to commit to inviting
at least one person/family who you believe may want to see
what we have to offer. This is a community that we all love
and we should show it off by sharing it with others.
Co-Presidents,
Andy Gollin and Dan Elias

Create a Jewish Legacy
Have you ever received an
email or noticed something on Facebook that asks you to “like” a page
because if 2,000 people like the
page an organization will feed starving children or donate money to a
specific charity? Most of us have
clicked “like” and done this little bit of online tzedakah at least
once or twice. Well, what if I told you that a generous benefactor
will give $10,000 to Congregation Sinai if just 18 of us sign a
piece of paper promising that we will be sure to include the synagogue in our estate planning. Sounds too simple to be true, right?
Well, it’s legit, friends, and the good news is that Sinai is already
1/3 of the way to meeting this goal.
We chose to participate in the Create a Jewish Legacy
Program because, at this stage in our lives, our immediate giving
is limited by the fact that we still have three children living at
home and our focus has been not only on their needs now, but
also saving for college and our family’s future. There is only so
much we can do in the present, but a promise for the future is a
very manageable way for us to help ensure the
future of our congregational home and give
back to an organization that has given so much
to our family.
We encourage you to contact Karen
Lancina and find out how easy it is to help Congregation Sinai reach this goal. Give Sinai a big
“like” now and for the future!
Julie & Tedd Lookatch

Thank you to Julie & Tedd Lookatch for remembering Sinai
and creating a Jewish Legacy.

Sinai, we need 10 more
legacy gifts to reach our
minimum goal…
Don’t delay!
Karen Lancina
klancina@congregationsinai.org
(414) 352-2970

Step Up Thank You’s
Thank you to: Rabbi David Cohen, Marlene &
Marv Lauwasser, Sheri & Lloyd Levin,
Micaela Levine & Tom St. John,
Julie & Tedd Lookatch,
Jim & Lori Salinsky, the estate of Arthur &
Judith Saltzstein, and Dick & Shelly Seesel

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Sinai @ Sixty
In the coming year 2015/5775 Congregation Sinai will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of
its founding. As a committee, we are in the process of creating and developing events for a year of
celebration. Look for "Save the Date" announcements for events in the future. Mark your calendar
when dates are sent, and let's celebrate Sinai's 60th together!
To begin this celebratory year, we initiated a “Sponsor a Brick” Campaign for Chanukah. This
campaign will be ongoing with the first installment of bricks to be put in place in late spring/early summer.
You can show your support for Sinai by sponsoring a brick in one of four sizes. It will be imprinted to honor a person or persons of your choice. You can honor anyone at anytime for any event: honor a parent,
an anniversary, b'nei mitzvah, a birth, a teacher, and so much more! Remember this will be an ongoing program.
Give a unique gift and show your support for Sinai! Look for information and order forms in the Sinai News email,
mailer, or flyers from school. For more information please contact Julie Lookatch, juliloo@sbcglobal.net
Thank you for your support!
Marlene Lauwasser and Shelly Seesel
Thank you to the following families who purchased bricks during the Chanukah Campaign
Bratt
Buff
Butlein
Chudnow/Yopps
Cohen/Turetsky

Cohn
Danz/Meltzer/Sattell
Davidoff/Hansen
Fielkow
Friedman (Ari & Jen)

Gollin (Andy & Patricia)
Goodman (Bill & Idy)
Holman
Jacobs
Johnson/Styler

Laing
Lauwasser
Lookatch
Meyer
Meyers/Hoffman

Phillips (Lauren)
Rector
Tenorio
Wasserman

Save the Date! Saturday, May 9, 2015

Casino Royale!
in honor of Sinai’s 60th Anniversary

Professional Casino Games, Raffles, Silent Auction, Food, Drink and FUN!
Adults only

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Israel Committee
VOTE ARZA
(The Association of Reform Zionists of
America)
in the World Zionist Congress Elections
January 15-April 30, 2015
Every 5 years the World Zionist Congress convenes in Jerusalem, with representation of delegates democratically elected by
members of Zionist organizations across the
globe. The purpose of the Congress is to determine policy, designate its course of action and
choose the leadership of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). The WZO controls appointments to prominent positions in organizations
such as the Jewish Agency and Jewish National
Fund, and influences the allocation of hundreds
of millions of dollars of funding and paid portfolios in Israel and abroad.
Last election there was a strong voter
turnout for ARZA, earning the Reform movement in Israel and the Israel Religious Action
Center (IRAC) $5 million/year over the past 4
years. The Israel Movement for Reform Judaism
has grown tremendously, reaching out to secular Israeli Jews looking for an accessible way to
practice Judaism. IRAC has made great strides
in fighting for a democratic Israel which values
religious, gender, and race equality.
Your vote to support ARZA in the World
Zionist Congress is a vote for these important
Reform Jewish values. Please complete a
pledge card in the lobby (up until Jan 15th),
which will allow ARZA to contact you with details
about the voting process. Then register and
vote at ReformJews4Israel.org any time from
Jan 15 - April 30 2015. Or, join us for an Israeli
"brunch and vote" on Sunday, Feb 22, (details
to follow). Don't miss this opportunity to truly
have an impact on the ideological direction Israel takes over the next 5 years!
For questions or to help with this project, contact Bobbi Rector, burector@gmail.com.

ARZA Voter’s Israeli Brunch!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for an Israeli brunch and ARZA event.
We’ll register to vote in the 2015 World Zionist
Organization Elections.
Look to the Enews for further information.

Save the
Date!

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Lifelong Jewish Learning
In the Rabbi’s Study

In the Rabbi’s Study

Special Guest: Rabbi Jacob Herber
January 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Join Rabbis Cohen and Herber in dialogue about our community and the past, present and future of the reform and conservative movements. In addition, Rabbi Herber will
talk about his work in Africa (see below).
Rabbi Jacob Herber is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid in Glendale, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee area’s only Conservative congregation affiliated with
the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
He was born in New York City and raised in Beacon,
New York and Rancho Cordova; CA. Rabbi Herber is a cum
laude graduate of the University of California, Davis and was
ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
In July 2008 Rabbi Herber traveled to Uganda with
other leading Conservative Rabbis to supervise the conversion of over 200 members of the Abayudaya community.
Rabbi Herber’s work in promoting interfaith dialogue has
taken him from the United States to Mexico, Germany and
Poland. Rabbi Herber is, along with Rabbi Cohen, a Senior
Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.
He has served nationally on the Nominations Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Boards of Directors of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of State of Israel
Bonds, Masorti Olami, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, and
is a member of the Auxiliary Board of the Milwaukee Jewish
Free Loan Association. Rabbi Herber is the immediate Past
President of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis.
Rabbi Herber and his wife, Cynthia, are blessed with
two children. In his spare time, Rabbi Herber has raced competitively for the ISCorp Cycling Team and roots for the
New York Yankees, New
York Rangers and the English Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club.

Special Guest: Hannah Rosenthal on Global
Anti-Semitism
Sunday, March 22, 2015
10:00 AM
Hannah Rosenthal, president and
CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has
spent her career successfully advocating for Jewish causes.
Prior to joining the Federation, Hannah served as Special
Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S.
State Department. She also served as executive director of
the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Jewish Council for
Public Affairs and the Wisconsin Women’s Council.
Hannah is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin
-Madison and studied for the rabbinate in Jerusalem and
California. She has long been active in public policy in Wisconsin, serving in support roles to a Wisconsin State Representative and a Wisconsin Member of Congress, as well as
heading a Wisconsin state
agency and a regional federal agency. Hannah is
also a former member of
the Madison Jewish Federation Board of Directors.

Living Ethics: An Investigation of Reform
Halachah through Case Studies with Rabbi
Cohen
Tuesdays, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Halacha means "the path" and is usually meant to
connote the body of Jewish law and practice. It may surprise
you to know that the reform movement
has a Responsa Committee that answers
specific questions addressing issues from
nuclear war to abortion to plastic surgery.
We'll take a number of case studies to
how Jewish law influences the positions
and practices of the reform movement.

Young-at-Hearts Senior Singles Group
Young-at-Hearts is a social
group for those looking to
connect and make new
friends in a social setting. This is not a grief
group, or matchmaking
group, but a social group
intended to bring together
people who may be divorced,
lost a spouse or just want to regain the fun in life! Young-atHearts conducts monthly meetings and then often go to
lunch together at Maxfield’s. Outings and activities include:
card games, lunches, dinners, sporting events, mah jongg,
theater etc. Young-at-Hearts is open to all Jewish seniors in
the community. Meetings are held at Congregation Shalom,
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point.

Next meetings:
Dates: Wednesday, January 14 &
Wednesday, February 11
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am followed by lunch at
Maxfield’s
To sign up for a meeting contact Jen Friedman at
jfriedman@congregationsinai.org or call 352-2970.

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Lifelong Jewish Learning
Ongoing Adult Learning
Lunch & Learn
Pirke Avot

A Modern Rabbi’s
Approach to the Bible

Day: Mondays, beginning September 8th

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 12:00 PM

Time: 9:30 AM

Facilitator: Rabbi David B. Cohen

Facilitator: Rabbi Jay Brickman

Pirke Avot (Sayings of our Ancestors) presents
nuggets of wisdom from the most famous rabbis
of the Talmud. Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Hillel and
many more teach such essential texts as "If I am
not for myself who will be for me? If I am only for
myself, what am I? And if not
now, when?"

Rabbi Brickman is a trained Jungian, a
philosopher, and a practitioner of Tai Chi.
If you haven’t studied with him now is the time!

Bring a bag lunch and join us as
we begin learning Pirke Avot!

Through the Eyes of Women

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Day: Fridays

Day: Saturdays

Time: 9:30 AM

Time: 8:00 AM

Facilitator: Dr. Sherry Blumberg

Facilitator: Rabbi Jay Brickman, Rabbi David B.
Cohen

Using the Torah: A Woman's Commentary as a
text, we are discussing the Torah, verse by verse
using critical questions, feminist readings,
modern midrash, traditional
commentaries and women's poetry.

Verse by verse, line by line, word by word, the
Torah comes alive!

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Lifelong Jewish Learning
School News
Groundhog Day is observed each year on February
2. This day is apparently so important in our culture that it
was automatically added to my iCal as a US Holiday. Each
year, we anxiously wait as Punxsutawny Phil emerges from
his hole in the Pennsylvania ground and lets us know how
much longer we will need to endure the winter.
The algorithm has always been a bit perplexing to
me - if Phil sees his shadow, then we have six
more week of winter; if he does not, then we
have… less? It strikes me that if there is enough
sun to cast a shadow, shouldn’t that imply
warmth and a spring that will be approaching
sooner? The reality, however, is that there is ALWAYS just over six more weeks of winter after
Groundhog Day, if you count the days between
February 2 and March 20, the date of the spring
equinox.
Why do we create such a fuss over a rodent emerging from the ground? It cannot only be due to the
success of the excellent Bill Murray movie named for the
“holiday” (though this is a film ripe with Jewish themes –
perhaps an article for another time!). In pondering our bizarre fascination with this annual event, it strikes me that
perhaps Phil is a modern day prophet. He appears to us
once each year, and we look forward to his visit to hear from
him… something we essentially already know.
Our 5th graders study the prophets as their Torah
strand of the CHAI curriculum. Just before winter break, Rachel Buff’s students presented the culmination of their
learning through drawings and presentations. They were
quite excited to demonstrate their understanding of the
prophets’ messages – the core of which is that the world is
damaged when we are not kind to one another.
The prophets of our tradition came along to say that
the rituals prescribed by the priests were all well and good,
but those rituals meant nothing if we did not engage in acts
of Tikkun Olam, fixing the world (though that term was not
used at the time). Following prescribed laws and participat-

ing in activities that demonstrated thankfulness and respect
toward G-d are admiral pursuits, but these alone do not fulfill
the purpose of the Jewish people. We need to take care of
one another, be sure everyone’s basic needs are met, and
nurture the world that is on loan to us from G-d. If you think
about it, this really laid the groundwork for social
action as a major tenant of Reform Judaism!
Beyond our 5th graders studying the
prophets, each grade level spends a third of the
school year looking at G’milut Chasadim – acts of
loving kindness. Students are able to learn ageappropriate ways in which they can engage in activities that fulfill mitzvot to help others and the
world around them. Now that we are several years
into our use of the CHAI curriculum on our school,
we are planning to look at these G’milut
Chasadim strands to tie in more hands-on activities that will allow our students to both study
about and engage in social action. We have already started
to implement some more interactive social action elements
into our school, including our very successful family Mitzvah
Day this past October, as well as designating a month for
each class to determine where the school’s tzedakah money
will be sent. Recipients thus far have included the Milwaukee
Humane Society, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the
Multiple Sclerosis Society. This has allowed our students to
discuss their shared values and choose organizations they
feel are worthy of contributions.
So as we prepare to “celebrate” Groundhog Day this
February, perhaps we can view the upcoming spring as a
time to emerge from our ritual practices and engage in acts
that help change the world. If you need ideas, ask our kids –
they have some amazing thoughts on how we can accomplish this task!
Barb Shimansky, MSW
Director of Youth Education

Join us for the Junior Youth Group retreat at OSRUI!
Are you in 7th or 8th grade?
Do you want to spend a fun-filled weekend at beautiful OSRUI this winter with 100 of your
friends?
 Are you dying to find out what this North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) thing is all about?
Join us at our Junior Youth Group (JYG - we love our acronyms) retreat at OSRUI in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, February 27 – March 1. At JYG Kallah, you will begin your NFTY journey as you join with over 100 other 7th
and 8th grade Reform Jews from all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
Get ready for a weekend of fun, food, singing, dancing, water parks, and other surprises! Not only will you strengthen your Jewish identity, but you will begin your NFTY journey
and have one of the best weekends of your life.
Keep an eye on your email for registration information, and contact Barb with any
questions.

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January-February 2015

Lifelong Jewish Learning
School News

Welcome back to school!
Mitkadem classes resume on Tuesday, January 6
and Thursday, January 8.
Sunday classes will be back in session on

January 11, starting with the annual
Pancake Breakfast at 9:30 am.
Thanks to the Brotherhood
for again treating us to a
delicious beginning of our
winter semester!

5th grade Family Learning Program
Please join us for our 5th grade
Family Learning Program,
“Prayer and Community:
Reform Judaism and Change,”

25th

Sunday, January
from
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kulanu News
Kulana will be meeting at
Sinai throughout the month
of January!
6:20 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesdays.
It is not too late – if you are
in 8th-12th grade and want to
participate in this combined
learning program with Congregations Beth Israel Ner
Tamid and Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, please talk to Barb
Shimansky!
Beginning on February 3 and continuing thru May,
Kulanu will move to Congregation Beth Israel Ner
Tamid.

REMINDER!
NO SCHOOL on
Sunday, February 15th
For community-wide
Teacher development.

B’nei Mitzvah 6th
Grade Family
Education
Sunday, February 1st
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(following Tefillah).

In her Words...Sinai Family Retreat
Last weekend eight families from Congregation Sinai came together at Olin-SangRuby Union Institute (OSRUI) for the winter family retreat. The theme of our weekend was dedication. Participating families were able to relax and enjoy the weekend
in beautiful Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. They also got to know Cantor Phillips and
Rabbi Cohen in an informal and personal way. We explored Hanukkah and how it
relates to our lives today. We also explored how the Talmud might help our understanding of recent racial tensions and we considered how modern interpretations of
Torah might help us to respond to social injustice.
Friday night we welcomed Shabbat with a beautiful service led by Rabbi
Cohen, Maya Goldbaum and Aviva Glassman. Saturday included a biblical scavenger hunt throughout camp, and an arts and crafts activity to work on family chanukiot for the annual Sinai chanukiah contest. Participant families took first and second place this year! Paper bag dramatics
following the theme of Joseph and his brothers, an indoor campfire, talent show, and s’mores rounded out a full day! Special
thanks to our teen staff Aviva Silverman, Maya Goldbaum, Joey Fleigel-Mishlov, Shani Shmul and head staff member Aviva
Glassman. They took amazing care of the kids and led fun exciting programing!
You will not want to miss the opportunity to join the fun next year! Stay tuned for the date to be announced!
-Michelle Silverman

Questions about any of our youth group programming?
Contact Barb Shimansky at: bshimansky@congregationsinai.org

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Family Programming

Ozaukee Skateland!
Join us for an afternoon of family fun and roller
skating or rollerblading with Sinai families! All ages
welcome! We’ll meet at Skateland!

Sinai
Families!

Sunday, January 25th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
7084 Sycamore Dr.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
$5.00 per person skate fee
$3.00 per person skate rental

RSVP to Jeri Danz at jdanz@congregationsinai.org by Monday, January 19th.

(Birth - 4)

Itsy Bitsy Sinai

Sunday, January 11 at 10:15 AM
&

Sunday, February 22 at 10:15 AM
We value every member at Congregation Sinai – even our youngest! Our
preschool age program (birth-4) is called “Itsy Bitsy Sinai”. It includes
Sunday morning fun with the rabbi and the cantor.

Activities will include:
 Songs
 Stories
 Instruments
 Craft & holiday projects
We want to make coming to synagogue something that our youngest
children look forward to – a place of joy and laughter and fun. We strive to
help parents connect to others with similar aged children, to develop
bonds that will enable them to share their Jewish journeys together.

RSVP: https://itsybitsysinaijanuary2015.eventbrite.com
https://itsybitsysinaifebruary2015.eventbrite.com

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January-February 2015

What’s Happening
Purim

Follow the Sinai Brick Road to a
joyous Purim celebration!
Congregation Sinai’s 2015 Purim activities will take
you over the rainbow in a two-part celebration:
When: Sunday, March 1, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
We’ll begin with a shortened version of our Wizard of Oz Purim Spiel,
followed by our festive Congregation Sinai Purim Carnival. This will serve
as a teaser for Wednesday’s full-length extravaganza!
Where: Congregation Sinai
What: Come in costumes (Wizard of Oz costumes encouraged, but not
required)! Come with noisemakers! Come with an appetite for food and
games!
Who: Families of all ages! Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.
Bring your friends and introduce them to Congregation Sinai!

Family Megillah Reading and Purim Spiel
When: Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 PM
Where: Congregation Sinai
What: Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the Megillah and journey to the Lands of Sushan and Oz as the Purim
story is told through the eyes of Dorothy and her friends. Both
Haman and the Wicked Witch of the West have triangular hats –
coincidence? You’ll have a feeling that you’re not in Milwaukee
anymore! Munchkin and hamentaschen oneg to follow!
Who: Adults and children of all ages.

****Casting Call****
Interested in performing? We’re looking for a few good
munchkins, Winkies, and witches. Contact Cantor Lauren
Phillips for more information.

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January-February 2015

What’s Happening

How you can help!
KOACH
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Volunteers
Needed!

Interested in doing a Mitzvah? Contact Jen
Friedman at jfriedman@congregationsinai.org.

The word KOACH means strength in Hebrew. This widely popular adult
program brings together everyone from Milwaukee area newcomers, to semi
-retired and retirees, to members of synagogues, and the Harry & Rose
Samson Family Jewish Community Center.
Strength is an appropriate word because KOACH reflects the vigor of this
region's Jewish community by representing the J and six Milwaukee synagogues including: Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Congregation EmanuEl B'ne Jeshurun, Temple Menorah, Congregation Shalom and Congregation
Sinai. In this unique partnership, programs rotate monthly between the J
and the synagogues. The program provides a delicious lunch and a stimulating and entertaining program designed for this special audience.

Chaverim Purim
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Join us in preparing and serving a
Volunteers
light meal to the members of
Needed!
Haverim, the adult special needs
Holiday Program. Congregation Sinai
always looks forward to hosting Chaverim.
Interested in this important mitzvah?
Contact Jen Friedman at
jfriedman@congregationsinai.org.
The Chaverim Adult Special Needs holiday program
is a program of The Harry and Rose Samson
Family Jewish Community Center in cooperation
with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

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What’s Happening

Rockin' Shabbat Shira
and Roll into Tu B’Shevat
Potluck Dinner
Friday, January 30th

6:15 pm: Rockin' Shabbat Shira Service
7:15 pm: Potluck Dinner
Join us for Rockin' Shabbat Shira filled with song and music. You won't want to miss this Shabbat
experience. Great for all ages!
Roll into Dinner for a delicious meal! Please prepare a dairy dish that serves 8 to share. See if you can use
one of the 7 species of Israel to celebrate Tu B’ Shevat. They are: wheat, barley, grapes, figs,
pomegranates, olives and dates. Conversation for adults, with activities for kids! This will allow for a
leisurely dinner for all. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 28th at:
https://rockinshabbatpotluckdinnerjan2015.eventbrite.com

Sinai In the City!
What does it mean to be a young, professional Jewish adult in 2015? Are you looking for a point of entry
into metropolitan Jewry? Do you have a child or know someone – affiliated or unaffiliated - that is looking
to meet other young Jewish professionals? Look no further….
Join Cantor Lauren Phillips for a unique alternative Shabbat and Holiday experience downtown for young
professionals. We’ll utilize media, music, current topics, and alternative venues to worship, share, and
get to know each other. This is a chance to meet like-minded Jewish adults to schmooze, eat, share in a
little Torah and a lot of conversation! Come be a part of Judaism in a meaningful way that is relevant to
you and your life. Young adults and grad students – 20’s and 30’s, singles, couples, married – all are
welcome!

Friday, February 6 , 7:00 PM at Park Lafayette Towers
“Tu BeSHABBAT” – Our Environment and Sustainability
Join us for a Tu B’Shevat Shabbat and wine tasting
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 3rd https://sinaiinthecityfebruary.eventbrite.com
Save these future dates for Sinai in the City:
Thursday, March 26 – “Four Cups of Wine and Then Some”
For more information contact Cantor Lauren Phillips at
lphillips@congregationsinai.org or 414.352.2970

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Sinai Committees
Brotherhood
If you missed our previous two coffees at Sinai here’s
a short review. In the first, Rabbi Jay Brickman led us down
the yellow brick road as we searched for "the good" in a world
gone wild. As it turned out, just like with Dorothy, if you
search for that goodness you will most likely find it, as expected, within yourself. Like the lion you will need courage,
the tin man and scarecrow, you need a heart and, of course,
some brains.
In our second coffee, Cantor Lauren Phillips gave us
a penetrating look at music and its place in Reform worship. Melodies and words are not just put into the service as
a space filler, but rather, these melodies and words are directly connected to our history and the very roots of Judaism. We left wanting more.

In the next coffee scheduled on January 11th, Jody
Hirsch will surely provide us with equal amounts of enlightenment and a foundation for an even deeper understanding
of who we are as Jews.
Don't just spend your day "Waiting for Godot". Get
off the couch and seek your own enlightenment! Join us on
Sunday , January 11th from 10:30 am - noon. As always, it
is understood that learning and coffee and bagels, create a
warm welcoming community which are all necessary prerequisites for this noble endeavor.
See you soon!
Jim Stillman, Brotherhood President

Acheinu (Men’s Spirituality Group)

Brotherhood Coffee
Jewish Art with Jody Hirsh
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Day: Sundays: Jan 25, Feb 22, March 29, April 26
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
With: Joe Glassman, Mitch Colton, & Rabbi David B. Cohen

Brotherhood Coffee and caffeine for
your soul. Please join us for an
interesting and provocative look at
Jewish art, its impact and refection
on the history of contemporary
thought. Jody Hirsch will entertain
and challenge our thought as he
discusses the relevance of art in an
era of smart phones and twitter.

Acheinu is sponsored by Sinai’s Brotherhood. Share nosh &
discuss spiritual & practical matters concerning God, work,
family & more.

Women of Sinai

3rd Annual
Women of Sinai
Membership
Appreciation
Brunch

Save the
Date!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Information to follow soon!

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Sinai Committees
Women of Sinai Continued
We Are Counting Our Blessings!
MEMBERSHIP REPORT
Todah Rabah to the women listed to the right who have chosen to
become supporting members of Women of Sinai so far this year (list as of
12/1/14). Renewal envelopes are still filling up our mailbox, so we look forward to welcoming more to come.
Whether you choose to be a Supporting Member with a contribution
of $36 or to be honored as a Woman of Valor with a $72 contribution, everyone who contributes this year will again be invited to our 3rd Annual Women
of Sinai Membership Appreciation Champagne Brunch on Sunday, April 12 - a
post-Pesach return to chometz. Mark the date on your calendar now!
LADIES' NIGHT OUT AT THE MUSEUM
It was wonderful to see so many of our Sinai women at the "Our Common Thread" event that was held
on November 19 at the Jewish
Museum Milwaukee. We hope to
create more opportunities to partner and collaborate with local Jewish women's groups to give us a
chance to come together as a
community. If you have not yet
seen the "Stitching History from
the Holocaust" exhibit, do not miss
it!
MAH JONNG FRIEND'ZY
The 6th Annual Mah Jonng Friend'zy held at Congregation Shalom
this past Sunday was a big success with over 90 women registered for the
event. Organized by the Sisterhoods of most of our local synagogues, this program raised over $700 for KOACH and over $700 for the Jewish Community
Food Pantry. Mazel Tov to the 3 Mah Jonng Mavens pictured below who were
our big winners.

Pictures were also posted to our new Women of Sinai
Facebook page. Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and see

2014-15 MEMBERS
Women of Valor
Nancy Balcer
Marlene Lauwasser
Anne Golding
Julie Lookatch
Idy Goodman
Joan Lubar
Janet Greenebaum
Helen Padway
Sarah Hwang
Nita Soref
Karen Lancina
Supporting Members
Andrea Bernstein
Barbie Blutstein
Barbara Bradbury
Jayne Butlein
Marcia Cherniack
Elyse Cohn
Bernice Fagan
Pamela Finberg
Barbara Friedlander
Jen Friedman
Joan Friedman
Edith Gilman
Gloria Golding
Ruth Goldmann
Sharon Goldstein
Marisa Grossman
Jennifer Halaska
Toots Hassel
Jodi Holman
Penny Hool
Stefanie Jacob
Lori Jacobson
Mari Katz
Dannette Lank
Sheri Levin
Susan LeVine
Bettie Meltzer
Dorothy Meyers
Jennifer Moglowsky
Janet Padway
Dorothy Palay
Cantor Lauren Phillips
Sheryl Primakow
Pat Rieselbach
Joanne Roberts
Lauri Roth
Mary Runge
Mildred Schapiro
Carol Schatz
Mimi Schechter
Beth Shapiro
Doje Sherman
Susan Stuckert
Sheila Taitelman
Julie Turetsky
Phyillis Wiggins

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Sinai Committees
Chesed
The Chesed Initiative matches one Chesed (Acts of Loving Kindness) volunteer with a
congregant. Our one-on-one approach has strengthened our connections with each other and helped
make our program a success! If you would like to be a Chesed volunteer, or would like friendly visits,
please let us know.
-Amy Newman
(amynewman1@live.com)

Chesed has opportunities to connect with our Sinai community in small and easy ways.
Please consider including your name on our:
*Funeral House Watch
When there is a death in the Sinai
community, we offer house
watching during the funeral. We
will email our list of house
watching volunteers to see if
someone is available to help.

*Soup Delivery
When Sinai is notified of an
illness, we like to bring soup to
our congregant. We will email the
request to see if someone is
available to deliver soup.

*Making Soup
We are always appreciative of
members who come to Sinai to pick
up our new quart containers, fill with
soup, and bring the quarts back to
the synagogue freezer, ready to
deliver to a congregant in need.

√ Check out Sinai’s library
Exciting news in the library: You may have noticed the
library has been rearranged a bit. Thank you to our custodian,
Larry Mesta and to Jake DeToro for moving the shelves and
the books. We now have some sorely needed additional bins
for our children’s books, giving us more room and easier access to them. Much gratitude and a giant thank - you goes to
the talented crew of Jim Salinsky and Mike Weinshel for building them. Please come into the library with your children and
have a look. We have many new books in that section. Benno
and the Night of the Broken Glass is about a cat, Benno and
Kristallnacht. It is, a book with which to open a discussion
about the holocaust with your children in a not too scary
way. Keeping the Promise is about a hidden Torah Scroll in
Bergen-Belsen which was taken into space by the Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon. Alef-Bet Yoga for Kids is a book I really enjoy. The yoga poses are named for the Hebrew letters instead
of the Sanskrit names of animals or shapes: triangle pose is
Aleph. Fun to do. The teen or young adult fiction section has
been moved so check for the signs to find it. My granddaughter, Eve, read a book that she thought was so good for the
library that she donated it. I Survived: The Nazi Invasion,
1944 (T F TAR)
I just finished a delightful
book donated by Rochelle Whiteman
called The Mathematician’s Shiva by
Stuart Rojstaczer (F Roj). It is a funny, big hearted novel which takes
place in a crowded living room in
Madison, Wisconsin, where mathe-

maticians from around the world have gathered to mourn
the death of the greatest female mathematician in history. The story begins from the time when she defected to the
U.S.; leaving behind her husband and young son. This book
is alternately narrated by her son and by her memoirs. Along the way, I was able to learn more about the field
of mathematics because it was presented in a simplified
and interesting way. Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have
jointly written The Golem of Hollywood. (F KEL) This nuanced
novel is about a grisly homicide, involving Adam, Eve and
their family, as well as the Golem from Prague. A good
read. Speaking of mysteries, while re-shelving some books,
I found an anthology with the unfortunate title Mystery Midrash (F Rap). One thing I like about anthologies is that they
expose me to authors I previously did not know. Most of
these mysteries are just OK but I did find two of the authors
that I will now pursue for the library.
Robin Hoffman has recommended The Museum of
Extraordinary Things (F Hof) by Alice Hoffman, who also
wrote The Dovekeepers. (I don’t think they are related or
she would have mentioned it.) As the title might suggest,
this is about a freak show on Coney Island. The daughter of
the owner of this show sees a young man taking pictures
one evening. These photos capture the Triangle Shirtwaist
Factory fire. The two of them become entwined in magic and
romance. Alice Hoffman is a spellbinding writer. Robin Hoffman is a great resource.
Happy Reading,
Jayne Butlein

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Sinai Committees
Social Action Committee
I know you would like to make a difference to someone in need.
May I suggest a way you can make that happen? I
invite you to become an active participant in our interfaith
meal program. Hot meals are available three times a day at
no cost to men, women and children who come to the Mother Scott Christian Center during the year.
In addition to the hot meal program, the Center distributes donated grocery items in their emergency food pantry. They also provide an educational and nutrition site for
new mothers and babies.
The Mother Scott Center also has a bread ministry
(bread is put out daily for people to take) and a clothing bank
as well. During the summer, meals and educational programs are offered to the children living in the neighborhood.
Now what can you do to help?
Beginning January 2015, your commitment to this
interfaith meal program would be to donate a specific food
item every other month and drop it off at Congregation Sinai

Social Action Film Series
Long Way Home: The Loving Story
Sunday, January 25, 2015
10:00 AM -12:00 PM
This Oscar-shortlisted film is the
definitive account of the
landmark 1967 Supreme Court
decision that legalized interracial
marriage: Loving v. Virginia.
Married in Washington, D.C. on
June 2, 1958, Richard Loving
and Mildred Jeter returned home
to Virginia where their marriage
was declared illegal-he was
white, and she was black and
Native American.
Followed by a discussion led by
Lilly Goren, Professor of Political Science at Carroll University

during the week we are assigned. I will send out an e-mail to
remind you of your commitment. That’s it...Kate Mann and
Peter Lee have volunteered to deliver our donations to the
Mother Scott Center.
During 2014, we delivered our bountiful gifts of food
and cleaning items and for the first time coordinated with
Tikkun Ha-Ir to provide fresh produce to the Center to be either distributed through their food pantry or cooked for meal
consumption by their clients.
I encourage you to please take advantage of this
opportunity to make a difference. Join many of your friends
at Sinai and other families in the Milwaukee community who
are already active members in our program.
Please e-mail me at Red1Neubs@sbcglobal.net or
call me at home (414) 354-5961 or on my cell: (414) 6303772. I will send you the 2015 schedule and you can be part
of our wonderful charitable undertaking.
Donna Neubauer

Passover Immigration Seder
Sunday April 12, 2015
3:00 PM
Congregation Sinai, in conjunction with
Voces de la Frontera, Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
will host an "Immigration Seder" on Sunday, April
12th, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Congregation Sinai
has invited a
wide range of
Milwaukee's ethnic and religious
groups to take
part in the Seder.
The Seder
is an exercise in
edible education.
It's themes of
freedom, justice
and compassion as relevant today as they were
3200 years ago. The symbolic foods we eat are
not only delicious; they also point us toward the
most enduring lessons in Biblical morality.
-Rabbi David Cohen

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Sinai Committees
Social Action Committee

Social Action Shabbat
Friday, February 13, 2015
6:15 PM
“While you’re warm in bed, remember hundreds of teens aren’t.”
“Maybe more teens would have a safe place to sleep if the rest of us woke up.”
Our speaker for the February 13th Shabbat is Tim Baack, Interim President & CEO of Pathfinders. Tim has been affiliated with Pathfinders since 1988, serving in variety of positions
including Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Executive Vice President. He
has provided key leadership regarding the organization’s operations, administration, budgeting, program development, and human resources.
A strong advocate on behalf of disadvantaged youth and families, Tim is involved in leadership roles in a number of state and local organizations. Most recently he was asked to
serve on the Wisconsin State PATHS Initiative, which is intended to improve outcomes for
youth who are in or have been in foster care and who are at-risk of homelessness. In
2012, Tim was recognized by President Obama as one of thirteen
Champions of Change nationwide for his efforts on youth and young
adult homelessness.
Tim is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin; he holds
an undergraduate degree in psychology and philosophy from Marquette University and a master’s degree in educational psychology
and community counseling from UW-Milwaukee.
Your contributions make a
difference: Much of the financial
support for our efforts comes
through the

Sinai Tzedakah Fund
Please consider this
Fund when making
your next
contribution in
honor or memory
of someone.

Our Sinai entry hall barrel holds items
collected for Pathfinders.

Please donate!
Infant/Toddler Necessities:
*Diapers-all sizes, wipes, Pull-ups
*Onesies, sleepers, socks (0-4T), clothing (18 months-2T), bibs,
underwear sizes 2-6, shoes, boots, hats & mittens
*Baby food, Gerber infant formula
*Toys and books for infants, toddlers & preschoolers NEW & GENTLY
USED

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“Scene” at Sinai

Sinai School Mitzvah Day at Deerwood Crossing Senior Residence

Sinai School Mitzvah Day at
Growing Power

Sinai Making PBJ Sandwiches for shelter

Green Shabbat

Sinai School Mitzvah Day at Milwaukee
Womens Shelter

Sinai School Mitzvah Day breaking down the
Sinai sukkah

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“Scene” at Sinai

Rabbi Brickman’s 90th Birthday Celebration!
Rabbi Brickman’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

Challah baking Purim Auction winners! Rachel Scheferman
and Ellie Sweet back with Joan Friedman

Dr. Richard Davidson speaks to over 400 at Sinai!

Consecration

Sinai Family Retreat

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“Scene” at Sinai

Channukiyah contest contestants
Itsy Bitsy Sinai Chanukah

Mitzvah Menorah wrapping

Mitzvah Menorah gifts

Enjoying the Latka Lunch!

7th grade dreidel

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January-February 2015

Supporting Sinai

Shop
& Support Sinai!
Support Sinai whenever you shop
on-line at amazon.com.
•Go to the Sinai homepage: www.congregationsinai.org.
•Click on the amazon.com banner. You’ll be linked directly
to amazon.com.

By using the website link, your purchase will support Congregation Sinai.

Support Sinai While Shopping at SENDIK’S!
Purchase your Scrip card at times that are convenient!
January 11th & 25th
February 8th & 22nd
Scrip cards can ALWAYS be purchased during
regular Sinai office hours.
What is Scrip?
Scrip means “substitute money”. Through Sendik’s Food
Market Scrip program 5% of what you pay for your Scrip
card is donated to Sinai.

Sponsor an Oneg or Bima Flowers
If you are looking for a wonderful way to honor or
remember someone, or recognize a special occasion, you
can do so by sponsoring Bimah Flowers or an Oneg Shabbat
after a Friday night service
Congregation Sinai typically provides these items for
Friday evenings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Simply
let us know that you would like to sponsor and we will do the
rest. All sponsorships will be acknowledged in the Sinai
Shabbat Pamphlet and the Sinai News. We will also send a

note of congratulations or thanks to the
honorees. The cost of sponsoring Bima
flowers is $60.00 and an Oneg Shabbat is
$260.00.
Please email Jen Friedman at
jfriedman@congregationsinai.org or call
(414) 352-2970.

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Acheinu 8:30 am
Religious School 9:30 am
5th Grade Family Learning
Program 10 am
Social Action Film 10 am
Sinai Ozaukee
Skateland 1-3 pm

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Religious School 9:30 am
In the Rabbi’s Study 10 am

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Scrip Sunday
Religious School 9:30 am
Back to School Pancake
Breakfast 10 am
Itsy Bitsy Sinai 10:15 am
Brotherhood Coffee 10:30 am
Madrichim Training 12 pm

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Lunch & Learn 12 pm

Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Youth Council Leadership
Meeting 6 pm
Kulanu @ Sinai 6:20 pm

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Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am

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Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am
Young at Hearts
(@ Cong. Shalom) 10:30 am

Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Kulanu @ Sinai 6:20 pm

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Lunch & Learn 12 pm

Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Kulanu @ Sinai 6:20 pm

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Bible Study w/ Rabbi
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Kulanu @ Sinai 6:20 pm

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm

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KOACH Luncheon 11 am
Mitkadem 4:15 pm

ARZA Voting Opens

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Board Meeting 7 pm

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Finance Committee
Meeting 7:30 am
Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Executive Committee
Meeting 7 pm

New Years Day
Office Closed
No Mitkadem

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Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Rockin’ Shabbat 6:15 pm
Tu B’Shevat Potluck
Dinner 7:30 pm

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Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

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Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

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Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Social Action Committee
Meeting 12 pm
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

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No Through the Eyes of
Women 9
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Katie Hieb Bat Mitzvah 10 am

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

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Morning Minyan 9:30 am

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Scrip Sunday
Acheinu 8:30 am
Religious School 9:30 am
ARZA Voter’s Israeli
Brunch 10 am
Itsy Bitsy Sinai 10:15 am
Teacher/Madrichim
Meeting 12 pm

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No Religious School

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Scrip Sunday
Religious School 9:30 am
WOS Purse Auction 10 am

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Religious School 9:30 am
6th Grade B’nei Mitzvah Family
Ed #2 10 am

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Lunch & Learn 12 pm

Sunday, March 1st
Family Purim Schpiel,
Costume Parade & Carnival
9:30 am - noon

Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am

25

Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Youth Council Leadership
Meeting 6 pm
Kulanu (@ CBINT) 6:20 pm
Living Ethics w/ Rabbi
Cohen 7:30 pm

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18

Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am

17

Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am
Young at Hearts
(@ Cong. Shalom) 10:30 am

Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Kulanu (@ CBINT) 6:20 pm
Living Ethics w/ Rabbi
Cohen 7:30 pm

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Presidents Day
Lunch & Learn 12 pm

Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Kulanu (@ CBINT) 6:20 pm
Living Ethics w/ Rabbi
Cohen 7:30 pm

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Tu B’Shevat
Bible Study w/ Rabbi
Brickman 9:30 am

3

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Erev Tu B’Shevat
Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Kulanu (@ CBINT) 6:20 pm
Living Ethics w/ Rabbi
Cohen 7:30 pm

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Lunch & Learn 12 pm

9

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Lunch & Learn 12 pm

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Board Meeting 7 pm

12

Finance Committee
Meeting 7:30 am
Mitkadem 4:15 pm

5

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Mitkadem 4:15 pm
Executive Committee
Meeting 7 pm

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February 2015

NFTY Junior Youth Group Retreat

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Scholar-in-Residence
Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

20

Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm

13

Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Social Action Committee
Meeting 12 pm
Social Action Shabbat
Service 6:15 pm

6

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Through the Eyes of
Women 9:30 am
Shabbat Service 6:15 pm
Sinai in the City 7 pm

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Scholar-in-Residence
Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am
Scholar-in-Residence
Havdallah, Dessert &
Conversation 6:30 pm

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

14

Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

7

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Torah Study 8 am
Morning Minyan 9:30 am

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January-February 2015

In the Sinai Family
B’nei Mitzvah Bios
Katie Hieb
Katie Lauren Heib will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah on January 17, 2015. Katie is
the daughter of Rob and Kristin Hieb and sister to Charlie and Allie Hieb. Her grandparents are
Charles and Holly Krull and Debra Hieb.
Katie is a 7th grader at Brookfield Academy where she is an honor roll student. She plays
field hockey, tennis, golf and piano. Kate is an avid reader and in her free time enjoys writing,
drawing, knitting, skiing, and spending time with friends. Katie’s Mitzvah Project is to donate
money to the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) by collecting aluminum cans. She has
been doing this since she was nine years old. She has raised over $250 thus far. Katie also
plans to volunteer several days of her time as a small animal specialist in helping to care for animals at the shelter.
Katie and her parents would like to offer very special thanks Rabbi Cohen and Cantor
Phillips for their support and assistance in helping her to prepare for this very special day.

Mazel Tov to:
Marlene and Marv Lauwasser on the birth of their grandson, Joseph Bennet.
Joshua Brookman, Sabrina Eixenberger, Eva Hirsch and their families on the occasion of their consecration.
Thank you to all Chanukiyah Contest participants: Buff Family (3rd place), Fishman Family, Friedman Family, Goldbaum Family
(1st place), Lancina Family, Rector Family, and Silverman Family (2nd place).

Condolences to:
Hamakon Y’Nachem—May God Comfort
David (Naomi) and Ari Cobb on the death of David’s brother, Michael.
Jodi, Peter, Zach & Ellie Sprinkmann on the death of their father and grandfather, Alvin Hansher.
Sharon Dualt on the death of her husband, Dick Kaeppel.
Bob Mandel on the death of his wife, Nancy Mandel.
Bettie (David) Meltzer and Jeri (Michael) Danz on the death of their sister-in-law and aunt, Nancy Mandel.
Richard, Michelle, James, Dana & Lauren Seesel on the death of their mother and grandmother, Emily Seesel.
Jori, Seth, Baylen and Liam Broidy on the death of their grandmother and great grandmother, Ruth Stein.

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January-February 2015

Contributions
Donations received from 10/6/14–12/5/14
Andy Brickman Museum Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Margery Becker
Herb & Rosalee Bratt
Michael & Joan Friedman
Robert & Sharon Goldstein
Toots Hassel
Stanley Jolton
Harry & Elsie Kanin
Dave & Bettie Meltzer
Ann Pereles
Jerry & Judy Salinsky
Adult Learning Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Rosalie Gellman
In Memory of Lew Goldstein
Bob & Donna Neubauer
In Memory of Beryl Levine
Edith Gilman
In Memory of Emil Neubauer
In Memory of Lottie Neubauer
Bob & Donna Neubauer
In Memory of Bessie Weiss
Merle Wasserman
Tzedakah Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Allan & Shari Luck
Jay Larkey & Lois Malawsky
Mort & Naomi Soifer
Richard & Susan Stuckert
Howard & Harriet Weiss
In Memory of Herbert Danto
Ellen Danto-Nocton & James
Nocton
In Memory of Dr. Leon Gilman
In Memory of Gerri Kay
Edith Gilman
In Memory of Gerri Kay
Marv & Marlene Lauwasser

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
In Appreciation of Beautiful High Holiday
Services
Marv & Marlene Lauwasser

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
In Appreciation for Beautiful High Holiday
Services
Marv & Marlene Lauwasser

In Memory of Larry Ball
In Memory of Herbert Kahn
In Memory of Judi Kahn
Dick Kahn & Sue Freeman

In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Scott Tisdel & Stephanie Jacob
William Wiener

In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Sheila Taitelman
Donald & Helen Polacheck

In Memory of Aaron C. Cherniack
The Cherniacks

In Memory of Lee Cherniack
Gerry Cherniack & Family
In Memory of Samuel G. Cohen
Richard S. Cohen
In Memory of Dr. David E. Davidoff
Michael Hansen & Donna
Davidoff
In Memory of Michael Fleysh
Klara Fleysh
In Memory of Joan Frazer
Zvi Frazer & Karen Schapiro
In Memory of Dr. Bernard Horwitz
Fred & Ann Horwitz
In Memory of Mary Kaufman
Jodi Kaufman Loewenstein &
Paul Loewenstein
In Honor of David Lubar’s Birthday
Micaela Levine & Tom St. John
In Memory of Dorothy Lubotsky
Barbara Shafton & Family
In Memory of Nancy Mandel
In Memory of Janet Stillman
Stanley Jolton
In Memory of Nancy Mandel
Bede Segal
Nancy Ostermann

In Honor of Andrew Loewenstein’s
Engagement to Alissa
Mike & Joan Friedman

In Memory of Edwin “Ted” Ostermann
Linda Jarve
Ellen Ostermann
Nancy Ostermann

In Memory of Abraham Tepps
Anna M. Tepps

In Memory of Judith Saltzstein
Bill & Idy Goodman

In Memory of Janet Stillman
Mort & Naomi Sofier

In Memory of Edward Stillman
Michael & Marilyn Stillman

In memory of Rose Hoffman
Edith Gilman
In Memory of Janet Stillman
James & Nancy Stillman
Floral and Oneg Fund
In Memory of Dorothy Brickman
Rabbi Jay & Rita Brickman
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Marian Brill
Richard & Elyce Lernor
Jacob & Gloria Golding
In Memory of Helen W. Fisher
Ann Abele
In Memory of Abe Lipton
In Memory of Mollie Lipschultz
In Memory of Samuel Lipschultz
In Memory of Ann Urkofsky
George Lipschultz
In Memory of Cecilia Warschauer
In Memory of Irene Warschauer
Rabbi Jay & Rita Brickman
Chesed (Caring) Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Harold & Sharon Hiken
J. Lewis & Beverly Perlson
In Memory of Fanny Goodman
Bill & Idy Goodman
In Memory of Laurence Luff
Al & Dorothy Meyers
In Memory of Nancy Mandel
In Memory of Janet Stillman
Mike & Joan Friedman
In Memory of Alice Quateman
Mari Katz & Bill Kravit
In Memory of Howard James Seesel Jr.
Dick & Shelly Seesel

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January-February 2015

Contributions
In Memory of Carol Siegel-Zdatny
Barbara Bradbury

In Memory of Joan Weber
Butlein Family

Music Fund
In Memory of Joseph Aaron
In Memory of David Colburn
Stephen Colburn & Marlee Sabo
Colburn

Passport to Israel Fund
In Memory of Geri Kay
Douglas Frazer & Karen Schapiro

In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Shari Cayle
Stephen Colburn & Marlee Sabo
Marty Barnes & Jan Rosenberg
Marvin & Marlene Lauwasser
In Memory of Edith Bromberg
Ellis, Mel, & Kyra Bromberg
In Memory of Bernice Cohen
Ellis, Mel, and Kyra Bromberg
In Memory of Joseph Hoffman
Edith Gilman
In Gratitude and Appreciation to Stefanie
Jacob & Scott Tisdel
Judith Ross & Ron Sinclair
In Memory of Joanne Mendeloff Misaqi
Alan Mendeloff
In Memory of Lillian Peck
Emmett Peck
In Memory of Geneva Rife
In Memory of Jeanette Molly Rosenberg
Jan Rosenberg
In Memory of Emily Seesel
In Memory of Janet Stillman
Marv & Marlene Lauwasser
In Memory of Janet Stillman
Ariel & Barbara Friedlander
Martin Slater
In Honor of Marriage of Dan &
Lanie Weissman
Ariel & Barbara Friedlander
Jacob M. Fine & Family Library &
Technology Fund
In Memory of Ishmael Bratt
Herb & Rosalee Bratt
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Eric & Jayne Butlein
Marc & Lori Jacobson
In Memory of William A. Padway
Helen Padway

In Memory of Arthur Levin
In Memory of Elayne Staller
In Memory of Ardis Zarem
Lloyd & Sheri Levin
In Memory of Nancy Mandel
Marlene Kagen
Landscape Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Jim & Ellen Flesch
Dick Kahn & Sue Freeman
Bill & Caroline Schulhof
Doje Sherman
Speedy Recovery to Ellen Flesch
Scott Arbit
In Memory of Elise Low Kahn
In Memory of Nancy Mandel
Richard Kahn & Sue Freeman
In Memory of Goldene Strauss
David & Madeleine Lubar
Lieberman Memorial Arts Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Ruth Goldmann
Mike & Jill Weinshel
Congregation Sinai Operating Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Scott Arbit
Michael Baldwin
Mort & Barbie Blutstein
BJ & Elyse Cohn & Family
Bill & Idy Goodman
Rosalie Kahn
Bob & Nancy Mandel
Nick & Janet Padway
Gerry Schmidman
David & Jill Sheer
Barry & Leslie Usow
In Honor of Bob & Sharon Goldstein’s 60th
Wedding Anniversary
Lynne B. Lewin
In Memory of Gerri Kay
Steve & Barbara Becker
In Memory of Harry Luck
Dr. Allan & Shari Luck

In Memory of Nancy Mandel
Toots Hassel
Jerry & Jill Polacheck
Werner & Carol Richheimer
Bill & Caroline Schulhof
Charles & Shirley Weisenthal
In Memory of Beatrice Muchin
Ari & Jen Friedman
In Honor of Cantor Phillips and Appreciation
for Yom Kippur Visit
Malcolm & Rebecca Phillips &
Family
In Memory of Judith Saltzstein
Nick & Janet Padway
In Memory of Charles Wiggins
In Memory of Theodus Wiggins
Phyllis M. Wiggins
Prayer Book Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
James Beer
Congregation Sinai
In Honor of Rabbi Brickman’s 90th Birthday
Bill Rickards & Marleen Pugach
In Memory of Janet Stillman
In Memory of Rita Teplin
Jeff Teplin & Sue Engler
Dick Kaeppel Youth Engagement
Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Dick Kaeppel
Herb & Rosalee Bratt
Mike & Joan Friedman
Robert & Sharon Goldstein
Alan & Jodi Holman
David, Madeleine, Hannah &
Patrick Lubar
In Honor of Rabbi Jay Brickman’s 90th
Birthday
Lloyd & Sheri Levin

Those making donations will receive
recognition for their generosity in the Sinai
News. Those honored or the family of someone remembered will receive notice in the
mail from Congregation Sinai.

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January-February 2015

Those We Remember
January Yarhzeits
January 2, 2015
Avrum Adadi
Max Adler
Michael Bankier
Stuart Berman
Helen Cobb
Sidney Cohen
Charley Coplin
Lenore M. Feldman
Manley Frisch
Ruth Gordon
Julia D. Hirsh
Barney Hool
Anna Hurvitz
Phyllis Jagiello
Eva Kaplan
Max Laserson
Clara Lebow
Charlotte Lerner
David Miringoff
Blanche Stern Polacheck
Allen S. Rieselbach
Roman Ross
Sylvia Katz Seidman
Elizabeth Weber
Bertha Whiteman

January 9, 2015
Shirley Aaron
Edythe Axelman
Sarah Berger
Ida Cohen Bremer
Rifka Charney
Phillip Diamond
Linda Dinkes
Florence F. Eiseman
Arthur Friedman
Minna Regina Feld
William Grodin
Joseph G. Kahn
Nancy Kaplan
Hirsh J. Kravit
Frances J. Lipshultz
Alma Meissner
Dorothy Shensa Miller
Sandy Paset
Bernard Schlossmann
Saul Siegel
Erin W. Sklore
Milton Strauss
Anne Tobias
Perry Urich

January 16, 2015
Betsy Bell
James Bern
Alice Coplin
Leon A. Dolnick
Janet Fishman
Nancy Frank
Rosemary Kealy
Bruce Klein
Dorothy Laserson
Max Luck
Lillian Oddy
Jean Polacheck
Roger V. Resek
Abraham Rice
Audrey Ross
Ralph Sherman
Claire Stein
Ruth Yotter Thomas
Jay Werber
January 23, 2015
Mildred Belzer
Alan I. Ettinger
Samuel Fensin
Gloria Fishkin

Sam Gordon
Pamela J. Green
Dorothy Hindin
Walter George Hoar
Janice Weiss Kahn
Lee Mishlove
Benjamin “Baki” Eiseman
Muchin
Gerald Muchin
William Orenstein
Dr. David S. Paset
Albert Razeper
Reuben Reuter
Rebecca Schwartz
Milton Smuckler
Donald S. Taitelman
Marcus Taitelman
Blair “Bud” Temkin
Burton “Bud” Armin
Waisbren
Sybil Weinstein
Merle G. Werner
Nannette Winter
January 30, 2015
Margaret Adelstein

Rae Blutstein
Lawrence A. Brill
Anna Chutkow
Marjorie Elkind
Milton Aaron Epstein
Dodie Freschl
Max Gumbiner
Meyer Halprin
Claribel S. Hamilton
Dorothy Heilbronner
Rose Henkin
Yetta Herman
David Jacobs
Louis Jacobs
Rony Klein
Saul Aaron Levine
Michael Myron Lewis
Margery Melcher
Betty Sinclair Nelson
Theodore Pories
Jessie Rosenfield
Vita Serak
Elliiot H, Shafton
Beverly E. Shapson
Jeanne Stark
Harry Stein

February Yarhzeits
February 6, 2015
Helen Bram
Hannah Ripps Cheplin
Louis Chutkow
Joseph Grotta
Harry Herman
Sarah Ikenn
Joseph Kaplan
Robert N. Kartman
Fred Landis
Mandel M. Levy
Dr. Werner L.
Loewenstein
Gladys R. Meissner
Sidney Mendelsohn
Rose Ottenstein
Renee Rieselbach Phillips
Allan R. Polacheck

Harlow Sanderson
Nathan Schwartz
Joseph Shaiken
Max Shapiro
William Sidon
Sherwood Earl Temkin
Benjamin Weber
Richard T. Werner
Albert Whiteman
Louise Wilson
Gary Winter
February 13, 2015
Irving H. Armour
Charles D. Ashley
Sam Axelman
Clarence J. Becker
Ben Berger

David Brickman
Bessie Frisch
Harry Hurvitz
Jacqueline L. Kravit
Joseph Rochford Lubar
Steven Luff
Hazel Mishelow
Oscar A. Rozoff
Marcia Segal
Tessie Stemerman
Rosalyn Stern
Theodore Stern
Josephine Usow
Abram Warschauer
Jack Winter Sr.
Minna Wurzburg

February 20, 2015
Elenore Ashley
Marilyn Becker
Alex Cooper
Harry Dolins
Gilbert S. Feldman
Sylvia Fishbach
Belle Fried
Dr. Leon Gilman
Warren Goldstein
Frank Ikenn
Mark Leventhal
Dr. Jules D. Levin
Aldoph J. Levy
David Levy
Dr. Hazel A. Loewenstein
Clarissa Lore
Charles Lubotsky

Life Cycle Events
If you learn of any events - births, engagements, marriages, ordinations - that should be included in
our “In the Sinai Family” page, please notify the Sinai office at khintz@congregationsinai.org or
(414) 352-2970.
When there is a death in our immediate family, please notify the synagogue office, even if the
funeral is out of town. The clergy and the Sinai community would like the opportunity to express
sympathy for your loss.

Rose May
Edward Mishelow
Clarence Schmidt
David W. Seymour
Joseph Weiss
February 27, 2015
Ida Beckerman
Harry Blesser
Milton H. Doyle
Karen Lynn Flesch
Leo Hiken
Jean K. Hoar
Alta Merker
John Miles
Beatrice Padway

Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI 53217
Member of the Union for Reform Judaism
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

Board of Trustees, 2014-2015

Dan Elias, Co-President
Andy Gollin, Co-President
Craig Johnson, Vice President
Sandy Saltzstein, Vice President
Larry Glusman, Vice President
Tom St. John, Treasurer
Judy Flegel, Secretary
Marc Kartman, Past President
Judi Ketten, Past President
Marlene Lauwasser, Past President
Rachel Buff, Social Action
Andrea Bernstein, Youth Education
Mitch Colton, Brotherhood
Jenni Goldbaum, Membership
Bill Goodman, Membership
Toots Hassel, Fundraising
Michael Hool, Finance
Chip Mann, Finance
Terry Jacobs, Fundraising
Marvin Lauwasser, Fundraising
Julie Lookatch, Women of Sinai
Nick Padway
Michelle Silverman, Ritual
Mark Sweet, Membership
Mike Weinshel, Brotherhood/Fundraising
Phyllis Wiggins, Finance/Fundraising

The form below may be used when submitting your donation. Those remembered will be promptly informed of your
thoughtfulness. Please return form to the Sinai office. Please make checks payable to Congregation Sinai.
Note: Suggested minimum donations is $10.00.

□Adult Programming & Education Fund
□Andy Brickman Museum & Ritual Fund
□Barbara Eiseman Memorial Fund for Spiritual Growth
□Congregation Sinai Building Fund
□Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
□Chesed (Caring) Fund
□Congregation Sinai Endowment (@ the Jewish Community Foundation)
□Congregation Sinai Operating Fund
□Floral & Oneg Fund
□Jacob M. Fine & Family Library & Technology Fund
□Janet Greenebaum Scholarship Fund
□Landscape Fund

□Lieberman Memorial Arts Fund
□Ketten/Miringoff Simcha (Celebrations) Fund
□Music Fund
□Passport to Israel Fund
□Prayerbook Fund
□Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
□Robert Grant Marks Youth Fund
□Tzedakah Fund
□Dick Kaeppel Youth Engagement Scholarship Fund
□School Scholarship Fund
□Other_________________

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