This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Saturday, July 22: Services (Torah Portion: Matot-Masei) begin at 9:45 am.

Hadassah will be meeting at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 23 at Levy Gardens. They are now collecting summer clothing at Raks as part of a fundraiser. (Fall items will be accepted in August and winter items in November.) Drop-off days are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; their number at Raks is 6984. For pick-up, call Bonnie Lehman (330.856.2158); for tax receipts, call Phyllis Landau (330.565.2280).

The July meeting of the women’s monthly Rosh Chodesh group will be held at Phyllis Oresky’s house on Monday, July 24, at 6 pm. Continue reading

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Mazel Tovs and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Mazel tov to Sandy and Chaya Kessler on the birth of their new grandson, Ben and Rachel’s first child!

Mazel tov to Mark Huberman on his recent retirement!

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Saturday, July 15: Services (Torah Portion: Pinchas) begin at 9:45 am.

Memorial plaques may be ordered for loved ones to be hung in the sanctuary and lit on the anniversary of their deaths and on all days when Yizkor is recited. To arrive in time for dedication during Yom Kippur, orders must be placed by the end of the day today. Please call the office for more information. Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Saturday, July 8: Services (Torah Portion: Balak) begin at 9:45 am.

Memorial plaques may be ordered for loved ones to be hung in the sanctuary and lit on the anniversary of their deaths and on all days when Yizkor is recited. To arrive in time for dedication during Yom Kippur, orders must be placed by Tuesday, July 11. Please call the office for more information.

Ohev Tzedek will be hosting a going-away party for Rabbi Saul and Phyllis on Saturday, July 22, at 6 pm. Dinner will be followed by Havdalah. There is no charge for dinner, but donations (suggested $10) will be collected toward a going-away gift for Rabbi Saul. RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office is required by Monday, July 17. Continue reading

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Neil’s Natterings: Mixed Emotions

Neil’s Natterings: Mixed Emotions

Like most of our congregants, I am very saddened at the leaving of Rabbi Saul and his better half Phyllis. They have been very good for our congregation and for our community. They just seemed to fit in nicely, despite coming from the East Coast and a big city atmosphere.

While Rabbi is a professional who came to the Rabbinate rather late in his life (at least to start a new career, not age wise), he just seemed to be fulfilling his besharet in becoming a rabbi.

First and foremost, he has a rabbinical sense of humor. It seems to me this is now a prerequisite for all modern rabbis to be ordained. It must be part of the curriculum. And I am now also convinced that they get extra credit for puns. Which just seems soooo Jewish! Continue reading

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