Condolences, Mazel Tov, and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

We note with sorrow the passing of Joel Lackey, son of Martin and Ella Lackey (both deceased), after a long battle with cancer. Private services will be held at a future date.

We also note the passing of Fern Sacolick, daughter of Esther Sacolick and Eugene Sacolick (deceased). Fern leaves behind sister Shari of Boardman and brother Alan of Columbus. Services will be held at Fox Funeral Home on Market Street at 1 pm on Friday, August 11. There are no calling hours; interment will take place at Ohev Tzedek’s cemetery.

We extend our deepest condolences to their loved ones. May their memories be for a blessing.


Mazel tov to Sandy and Chaya Kessler on the engagement of their son Ari to Kate Burrill!


The Ohev Tzedek garden is flourishing! Cherry tomatoes are ready for harvesting. Please feel free to come by any time and enjoy the fresh, organic produce!

The Federation is anticipating a new Hebrew teacher from Israel in a few weeks. They are preparing his apartment and are in need of furniture and other items as follows: 2 beds, a sofa, a dresser, a desk, a RV, pots, plates, and silverware. If you wish to donate any of the above items, please contact Tirtza Kohan ( They will make arrangements to pick it up. Hopefully, with your help, they will be able to get his apartment ready before he gets here and offer him a warm welcome.

Saturday, August 12: Services (Torah Portion: Ekev) begin at 9:45 am.

Both Sandy Kessler and Dario Hunter will hold regular office hours. Sandy will be available on Mondays from 9:30-11:30 am and on Thursdays after Minyan until 11 am. Dario will be available on Wednesdays from 11 am-3 pm.

High Holiday Reminders: The deadline for L’Shana Tovah greetings is Tuesday, August 15. The deadline for names the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance is Monday, August 21. The office will also be placing an order for lulav/etrog sets for Sukkot; if you are interested, please note that the order must be placed by Tuesday, September 5 to ensure arrival by the holiday. Cost is $45/set.

There are still two sponsorship opportunities for flower arrangements for the High Holidays. If you are interested, please call the office as soon as possible.

Join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck in the park! We will meet in Boardman Park’s Chester Long Pavilion at 6 pm on Friday, August 25. Bring your favorite vegetarian/dairy dish to share, and help us celebrate the summer and our new spiritual leadership. All are welcome! Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, August 21.

Sam D. and Terry Roth will host a Klezmer Shabbat at their home on Friday, August 18, at 6:30 pm. Klezmer musicians Lori Cahan-Simon, Walt Mahovlich, and Dmitro Isakov will be featured. A complimentary dinner will follow the service. RSVP to Temple El Emeth (330.759.1429 or by August 14.

Ohev Tzedek will be helping to staff the JCRC booth at the Canfield Fair, which runs from Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4. Shifts run in lengths of three hours, from 10 am to 10 pm, and come with a complimentary fair ticket so you can enjoy the rest of the fair before and/or after your shift! Please call the Ohev Tzedek office as soon as possible and let us know any slot(s) you might be interested in working so we can begin to coordinate the schedule.

El Emeth will present The Cemetery Club, a one-time dinner show performance on Wednesday, September 6. The comedy tells the story of three Jewish widows, longtime friends who meet monthly for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. The three meddle so much in one another’s personal lives that they almost create a rift in their friendship. Tickets are available through El Emeth at $15/person. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door; RSVP forms are located in our lobby or through El Emeth.

Hadassah is now collecting fall clothing at Raks as part of a fundraiser. (Winter items will be accepted 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).


JCC Events

JCC School of Music: The JCC is booking lessons now for piano, violin, guitar, percussion, and voice. For more information and to register, contact the JCC Bursar’s office.

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.

Lunch and Learn: Walking a Tightrope: Tuesday, August 22, 11:30 am-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Join us for a fascinating, interactive lecture where we will explore the Supreme Court’s role in defending human rights and reshaping Israel’s Democratic yet Jewish identity. Rotem Malac, the speaker, is both a licensed attorney and a teacher, currently working as the central emissary in North America for the World Zionist Organization’s Department of Diaspora Activities. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Gon Erez is required by August 18.

Lunch and Learn: Heart Disease: Thursday, August 24, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. A cardiologist from Mercy Health will discuss ways to prevent heart disease, heart disease diagnosis, and treatment for heart disease. RSVP to Sheila Cornell is required by August 16.

Jewish Film Festival – Save the Dates: Purchase tickets online at
* To Life! – Sunday, August 20
* The Pickle Recipe – Wednesday, August 23
* Rosenwald – Sunday, August 27
* Rock in the Red Zone – Thursday, August 31
* Once in a Lifetime – Thursday, September 7
* In Search of Israeli Cuisine – Sunday, September 10

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