President’s Column – March/April

jerryhaberPresident’s Column
Engaging Members – Creating a Connection

Dear Friends,

A particular phrase in our “Visioning” statement, as we seek to punctuate our work in truly meaningful ways, really hit home with me. “We seek to inspire spiritually, and deepen Jewish experiences.”
This is the “connection” that I and other active members feel. We are a “congregational family.” Though proud of the physical beauty of our sanctuary, those who enter our doors do so increasingly because of the “spirit” that is found therein.

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Joint El Emeth-Ohev Tzedek Purim Service and Celebration

purimflagWhen: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4  5:45 p.m. Minyan; 6:00 p.m. – Megillah Reading

Hot Dog and Salad Bar Dinner following.
RSVP by March 3 to El Emeth or Ohev Tzedek

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Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Aileen Braslawsce


We have learned of the recent death of Aileen Braslawsce, beloved mother of Erik, and offer sincere condolences to Erik. Emily and their family. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

May Aileen’s memory be for a blessing.

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Second Harvest Food Bank ** UPDATE **



When: Ron Sabelli will reschedule for next month

Where: Ohev Tzedek Volunteers again at 2nd Harvest Food Bank, 5-7 p.m. join us in supporting this worthwhile 2 hours of community service. please rsvp to the temple, 330-758-2321 or

We need to know how many will be attending. Carpooling for those interested from the Temple parking lot at 4:30.

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This Shabbat – Saturday, February 28 OT Jeopardy Contestant


When: Saturday, February 28

Patricia Kelvin will speak to the Congregation on her experiences as a recent contestant of JEOPARDY!

This is also a “Simcha Shabbat” when we will be celebrating with those who have experienced a a special event during the month of February – birthday, wedding anniversary, B’nai Mitzvah anniversary or other milestone.  Please call the office or Phyllis Oresky, and let us know what observance you are celebrating and if you will be with us for a special kiddush-luncheon following services.

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at the JCC

Family Fun Event for ALL Ages
Sunday, March 01, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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This Shabbat – Saturday, February 21

new_shabbat1Shabbat services at 9:45 a.m. Torah Portion is Terumah.

Torah Study with Rabbi Saul following Kiddush.


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AN INVITATION: Lunch at Tabernacle Evangelical Church

When: Sunday, February 22 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Tabernacle Evangelical Church, 2432 S Raccoon Rd., Austintown

invatationOur congregation is invited to attend religious services and lunch.  Nancy Bare, who spoke to us a few months ago on her prison ministry, and Pastor Rick Stauffer, have personally issued this invitation. Any member or friends of Ohev Tzedek choosing to attend… along with our president, Jerry Haber, please call the Temple office to RSVP. If you leave a voice mail please also leave your phone number so we can notify you if carpooling has been arranged. We are gratefully to Nancy and Pastor Stauffer for this invitation.

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