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!


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.

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.

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. Please RSVP to Phyllis or to the office by Monday, July 17.

The kiddush on Saturday, July 29, will be sponsored by Barbara Goldberg in memory of Joseph Goldberg. The 29th is also Simcha Shabbat and Rabbi Saul’s last Shabbat leading services at Ohev Tzedek.

We will be gathering for the traditional reading of Lamentations by candlelight at 8 pm, Monday, July 31, Erev Tisha B’Av. This will be Rabbi Oresky’s last service as spiritual leader of Ohev Tzedek.


JCC Events

Movie & Lunch Bunch – La La Land: Wednesday, July 19, 12-2:30 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. This 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film’s title refers to both the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom of being out of touch with reality. Price ($8/member, $11/non-member) includes lunch.

Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival: Bagels over Berlin: Thursday, July 27, 7 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. In honor of Irwin Stovroff’s 95th birthday. Antisemitism and discrimination in the United States made life uncomfortable for Jews in the 1930s and – in unison with Hitler’s propaganda machine – placed a share of the blame for the coming war on the Jews. Anti-Jewish rhetoric from no less than Henry Ford and Charles Lindberg was everywhere, and discrimination was omnipresent – from limited educational and employment opportunities to house restrictions and social limitations. Nonetheless, American Jews responded to the outbreak of war with an overwhelming determination to fight for the country they loved. Through his interviews with over 30 Jewish war veterans, including Youngstown’s Irwin Stovroff, director Alan Feinberg reveals how Jews volunteered in large numbers for the US Army Air Corps, the branch of service with the highest mortality rate in the first part of the war. Yet, with any war veteran, each Jewish soldier or airman’s story is different and personal. RSVP online.

Lunch and Learn: Essential Oils with Young Living: Friday, July 28, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Learn about the benefits of essential oils from Rainie Frame from Young Living Essential Oils. She will discuss how essential oils can improve your sleep, rid your home of toxins and chemicals, support your immune system, ease effects of PMS or menopause, and reduce stress, anxiety, and fear. RSVP to Sheila Cornell is required by July 26. (Please note, this program has been changed from the body image discussion previously announced.)

Murder Mystery Dinner at Diletto Winery: Thursday, August 17, 6-8:30 pm. $45/member, $60/non-member. Join us for a fun evening of dinner, drinks, and drama! Everyone’s a suspect in the crime, so head to Diletto Winery to come help solve the mystery. Price includes participation in the murder mystery program, a four-course meal, and a glass of wine, sangria, or beer. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited. Register by August 10.


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