Rabbi’s Message to the Congregation

orenskyDear Ohev Tzedek Family,

Even a quick look at our jam-packed October calendar can easily reveal that this month is one of the busiest of the entire year. Between the religious services starting with the chanting of Kol Nidre to begin the solemn fast of Yom Kippur, which begins on Friday night October 3, through the remainder of the holidays ending with Simchat Torah, which we will joyfully celebrate together on the evening of October 16, and the many cultural and interfaith events planned, there’s hardly a free day. I urge you to step out and join with your community in as many of the planned events as possible. In doing so, you can find not only activity but balance as well.
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Mitzvah Day Blood Drive


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rosh hodeshWhen: Saturday. October 25 ~ 2:00 p.m.

Women’s spirituality rosh hodesh group will meet following the study/discussion class after shabbat services

Please rsvp to the temple office if you will be attending.

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10th Annual Card Party and Luncheon

mahjWhen: Thursday, October 23 @ 11:30 a.m.
RSVP by 10/17/2014

Rodef Sholom Sisterhood and Temple El Emeth Sisterhood joint 10th Annual Card Party and Luncheon. Play Mah Jonng, Bridge, jewish_matzo_playing_cards-r51f1eb48e0d34799b58ab6c617ef85c0_fsvjh_8byvr_512Canasta, or any game you wish. Bring your group and enjoy a day of friendship and food. RSVP by Friday, 10/17 to Rodef Sholom 330-744-5001. Cost is $11.00 per person which includes lunch. Payment will be accepted at the door.

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When: Tuesday, October 21 @ 7:30p.m.
Where: Villa Maria Education & Spirituality  Center – 2067 Evergreen Rd., Villa Maria PA

mangesistineSponsored by Rev. George Balasko In Honor of The 80th Anniversary of his Baptism. “The Sistine Chapel: The Hidden Jewish Messages Of Michaelangelo”. Speaker will be Rabbi Benjamin Blech. His lecture will be based on his newest book that came out in April 2008 coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Michaelanglo’s starting work on the frescos of the Sistine Chapel.

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This Shabbat – Saturday, October 18


Services begin 9:45 a.m.

Our visiting guests will be members of the Tabernacle Evangelical Church.  Torah Portion is Bereshit as we begin reading a new cycle of the Torah.

Our guest speaker will be Nancy Bare, who will speak about her prison ministry.


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stainedglassWhen: Sunday, October 19 @ 2:00p.m.

Temple El Emeth will be hosting a stained glass concert by the Youngstown Symphony Chamber Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public and a dessert reception will follow.

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This Shabbat – Saturday October 11

Services 9:45 a.m.. We will welcome members of the Confirmation Class of Canfield United Methodist Church who will be worshiping with us this Shabbat.

After a quick Kiddush in our sukkah, Rabbi Saul and Phyllis have invited us to a Kiddush-Lunch in their Sukkah – 121 Brookfield Ave. PLEASE RSVP TO THE TEMPLE BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING.

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When: Thursday, October 16 @6:00p.m.

March with the Flags! ENJOY THE TRADITIONAL OHEV TZEDEK TREAT OF HOT DOGS (veggie dogs also) and nibbles. We’ll unroll the Torah Scroll and weather permitting be able to parade around the outside of the building as well as the social hall this year. Please RSVP to the Tempe office by October 13.

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