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Union Temple of Brooklyn

Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism


APRIL, 2012 NISAN IYAR 5772 Vol. 163, No 8
SHABBAT SERVICES FOR APRIL

SHABBAT PASSOVER
6 Friday Evening
No Temple Services
First night of Passover. Seder is observed at home.

7 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Shabbat/Passover Morning Service

Torah: Exodus 12:37-42; 13:3-10 Haftarah: Isaiah 43:1-15

SHABBAT SHMINI
13 Friday Evening
4:00 PM - Shabbat for Tots
6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat

14 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Service

Torah: Leviticus 9:1-10:11 Haftarah: II Samuel 6:1-23

SHABBAT SHMINI II
20 Friday Evening
Third Friday Shabbat
4:00 PM - Friday at Four: Shabbat for Tots
6:30 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30 PM - Pizza and Israeli Dancing

21 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Service

Torah: Leviticus 10:12-11:47 Haftarah: II Samuel 7:1-17

SHABBAT TAZRIA / MTZORA
27 Friday Evening
Fourth Friday Shabbat
4:00 PM - Friday at Four: Shabbat for Tots
7:00 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Service
9:00 PM - Jazz pianist David Segal will perform
at a Coffee House Oneg

28 Saturday Morning 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Service

Torah: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-25
SCHEDULE FOR
THE FESTIVAL OF
PASSOVER

Friday, April 6
Sundown: First Seder (at home)

Saturday, April 7
10:30 AM: Festival Morning Service

Thursday, April 12,
6:45 PM: Reception
7:30 PM: Festival Evening Service for
the Conclusion of Passover

Friday, April 13:
10:30 AM: Festival Morning Service
The Song of the Sea will be chanted and
Yizkor will be recited
"Traces of Sepharad, 45 etchings
of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs."
April 15th at 10 AM
See page 4 for details


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Rabbis Message

Has Our Country Lost its Mind?
Friends, we are in the Twilight Zone. We must be. We couldnt possibly be in the
United States of America in the year 2012. Not when the United States Senate is
introducing bills to cut funding for birth control. Not when Planned Parenthood is
under attack from all sides, including other womens groups. Not when women in
our country stand to be forcibly subjected to intravaginal sonograms as a prerequisite
to abortion. A tube forcibly inserted into a woman? No, that would be assault! No,
this couldnt be happening here. If it were, it would mean that this country had lost
its mind! No, this MUST be THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!
What can we do? Fight. Fight, fight, fight. Call the senators and members of Con-
gress. For those who are opposing access for women to birth control coverage, and
the gamut of preventative health care funding, we must assert womens rights to this
coverage and advocate strongly to these people, who are making life and death decisions over womens lives.
For those who have supported womens health care rights, we must thank them. This is extremely important.
They need to know that they have the support of their constituents, and indeed, the majority of Americans.
And, as members of Reform congregations, we are going to join Reform Jewish Voice of New York State in
Albany on Monday, May 7th, for Advocacy Day. One of our primary concerns is to pass the Reproductive
Health Act. The intent of this is to move abortion laws to the Health Code, where they belong, and out of the
Penal Code, where they have been languishing for over 40 years. Moving these laws will avoid the possibility
that any doctor would be charged with criminal behavior if, God forbid, Roe v. Wade were ever to be over-
turned and the decisions would revert to the individual states. Please access RJVs website and register for
this most important day. I will be there, as will our president, Bea Hanks, and our congregants. Here is the
website to register: http://rac.org/advocacy/rjv.
Our Festival of Passover is a celebration of freedom and liberation from bondage. Before women had control
over their reproductive lives, many of them were in bondage. They gave birth to more children than they
could support or care for. Their options for academic and professional achievement were limited at best, and
usually closed out altogether. In desperation, many took life-threatening measures to end or avoid unwanted
pregnancies. How can we even be THINKING of turning back the clock to such a situation?! During this
particular Passover, we must commit ourselves to fight against those who have launched this attack upon
women, and upon our freedom of choice as Americans. . . .
But now I will step out of the Twilight Zone for a moment to rejoin you, my rational friends, long enough to
give thanks for the freedom that we have as American Jews, and vow along with you to protect it. In addition,
I will wish all of you, and those you care about, a sweet and joyous Passover holiday. When we gather for our
seders, may our hopes for the messianic era come to fruition - our vision of a just, compassionate, and peaceful
world - even as we remember that it is our sacred mission to work to bring this about.
On a more personal note, I offer my heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kindness and support on the evening
of my installation as President of the New York Board of Rabbis. When you come to temple for services dur-
ing the next two years, you will see the very beautiful Torah cover that Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier, immediate
Past President, gave to me that evening. This is a wonderful tradition of the Board, as the mantle is quite
literally passed from one president to the other. I have to say that I was just so intensely proud of our congre-
gation that evening. All of you were so welcoming to all our visitors: my rabbinic colleagues, my family and
friends, Steves congregants, and the members of Boards Lay Advisory. And the temple looked great. The
new lights in the sanctuary make an incredible difference, the social hall was beautifully decorated, and the
dessert reception was delicious. And of course, there just isnt any substitute for our cantors and musicians,
and our music, and the music that evening was particularly glorious. Rabbi Kermaier made a point of speak-
ing with me before he left after the reception to thank me, and our entire congregation, for making him and
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Officers Column
Member Get A Member


ENGAGING ISRAEL
Each of these eight sessions will combine video presentations by scholars at
the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and text study based on the
videos, conducted by our Rabbi. This series boldly confronts many of the
challenges facing Israel at this time, with the academic rigor and moral cour-
age emblematic of the Hartman Institute.
From Crisis to Covenant Power and Powerlessness War and Occupation
Religious Pluralism and Human Rights Religion and Peoplehood Morality on the Battlefield
and more.
Next segments: April 4, 11, 25 / May 23, 30
Because there are materials that will be distributed, please let us know if youd like to attend.
Union Temple of Brooklyn 17 Eastern Parkway at Grand Army Plaza 718-638-7600
uniontemple@uniontemple.org
A few months ago I wrote that in this column that our membership is growing. I wrote that word of mouth is
one of the most effective tools in attracting new members. And if our services and activities enrich your lives,
why wouldnt you want to tell people? Now its time for an extra push. A larger membership will allow Un-
ion Temple to offer more activities and programming that meet more of our wishes and needs.
We are introducing a program called Member Get A Member. Heres how it works.
YoubringafriendtoUnionTempleforservicesoranactivity.
LeaveanoteintheMembershipmailboxintheTempleOfficewithyournameandthenameofyourfriend.
YourfriendthinksUnionTempleisterrific,keepscomingandjoinstheTemple.
YouwillreceiverecognitionataserviceandagiftfromtheTemplewhichwillhonoryourgooddeed.
We are still working out some details, but one thing is certain. Your bringing a friend to Union Temple is a
gift - to the congregation, to your friend, and to yourself.
-Abe Barnett, Vice President and Membership Co-Chair
everyone feel so welcome. And of course, your gift of that gorgeous Ayala Bar necklace was a wonderful sur-
prise, and I am so grateful. I hope you enjoy seeing it, because I intend to wear it often, as I already have on
two Shabbatot. Thank you one and all. . . .
From Stephen, Philip, and myself, A Ziessen Pesach to all.
-Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman
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The Brotherhood of Union Temple hosts a special presentation by
Union Temple of Brooklyn
17 Eastern Parkway (at Grand Army Plaza)
Brooklyn, New York 11238-5699
Telephone:(718) 638-7600 Fax:(718) 783-9151
uniontemple@uniontemple.org www.uniontemple.org
"Traces of Sepharad," consists of 45 interpretive
etchings of Judeo-Spanish proverbs with literary
and scholastic essays by Antonio Muoz Molina,
Spain's most celebrated contemporary novelist
and Professor T.A. Perry, a Sephardic and Bibli-
cal scholar. Traces of Sepharad is the first book
to use Ladino proverbs as the basis of a large
body of serious visual art (not illustration). Its
unique focus is on language, the most endan-
gered aspect of the Sephardic culture. It is also
the first book of proverbial wisdom to bring to-
gether the disciplines of literature, scholarship
and fine art. Together, the themes of language,
history, cultural sensibility, exile, cultural adap-
tation, retention and loss of cultural and religious
identity, as well as connections to life in contem-
porary Spain, are explored by respected, interna-
tionally recognized writers and intellectuals.
The Etchings:
The sheer breadth and number of lovely etchings, with
their many faceted levels of meaning, appeal to a broad
audience, even those unfamiliar with Sephardic culture.
At the same time, the Judeo-Spanish language of the
proverbs, Ladino, directs our attention to the Sephardic
culture, the exile from Spain, and life as it continued in
the Diaspora, with links to other Spanish-speaking peo-
ples. The exhibition also rekindles interest in Spanish
history, especially the period during which the three re-
ligions (Jewish, Muslim and Christian) lived together in
relative peace and with shared cultural val-
ues. Additionally, the proverbs themselves give the ex-
hibition a unique international appeal: they are easily
recognized, understood, and shared by many persons
speaking Latin or non-Latin based languages.
Marc Shanker
author of "Traces of Sepharad,
45 etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs."
All are welcome
Refreshments will be served
Quien hijo
cria, oro hila
One who
raises a
child spins
gold.
Sunday, April 15th, 10AM
Fourth Friday Shabbat: Jazz Piano with David Segal
We will have another "Coffee House" Oneg for Fourth Friday Late Shabbat on April
27th. Dinner at 7 PM, Service at 8 PM and Coffee House at 9 PM. Our Coffee House will
feature jazz pianist David Segal. David and his wife Beatrice are members of Union Temple,
and this past March celebrated the simcha of watching their son Ben take his place on our Bi-
mah as a Bar Mitzvah.

David has studied music privately with Donald and Jho Waxman, and Joanne Brackeen, and
at Bennington College with the late Bill Dixon, Milford Graves, Nadi Qamar, and Stephen
Horenstein. Since 1984 he has played in or led bands in the New York area with Andrew
Demos, Joe Gallant, Jules Guerra, Seth Fahey, Billy Kaye, and the late Jimmy Vass.

We look forward to seeing you all there, and enjoying some great jazz for a Friday night!


Shalom!
With Passover quickly approaching, spring is in the
air. As the first of Nisan marks one of Judaisms four
new years, we start to look ahead toward the rebirth of
a new season. Curiously, it is also at this time that, in
our academic calendar, we begin to prepare for the end
of one school year and to make plans for the next. So,
while were still preparing for our Religious Schools
model seder on April 1st, we simultaneously plan
ahead for next year.
In this light, I want to invite you to imagine with me
the beginning of a new program at Union Temple Re-
ligious School. The UT Religious School team is pre-
paring a family education curriculum for our Kinder
Kef program that will consider both preschool/
kindergarten students and their parents as the primary
learners. Every week, parents will come to school
with their children, sometimes learning alongside
them and sometimes learning separately. The major
focus of the years curriculum is the Jewish family,
and concepts such as Living Jewishly helps me care
for my family will guide the learning.
This program isnt yet set in stone, and I encourage
interested parents to share your thoughts, questions,
and suggestions. We hope that this pilot initiative
can get off the ground next year and launch some
terrific learning in the years ahead; we invite you to
join us on this exciting journey!
May your new year be one of welcome change and
growth as the Passover season brings joy to you and
your family.
Lshalom, in peace,
-Daniel Kirzane, Educator
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Preschool
Can Spring be Far Behind?
March was a month filled with
celebrations. Early in the month
the Hummingbirds, our fours
class, celebrated the 100th day of
the school year. Among the many
activities which centered on the
number 100, the children an-
swered the question, What would
you do if you had $100? Some of
the responses included: Buy a
dog, Buy a stuffed unicorn,
buy a batman and batmobile, buy a real plane,
buy 100 more dollars, and buy 100 things. The Hum-
mingbirds also made festive hats which they decorated
with 100 items, and made 10 page stamp books with
each page containing 10 stamps.
On March 8th, Rabbi Goodman joined us to celebrate
Purim. All of the children gathered in the big room to
hear Rabbi Goodman read the Megillah. They
cheered and jeered, shook their homemade groggers,
and donned masks and crowns.
Another very special event of the month was a joint
professional development teacher workshop with the
staff of Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Preschool. Jean
Schreiber, a block consultant recently
featured in an article in the New York
Times, visited us for a hands- on
workshop. Our teachers enjoyed get-
ting down on the floor and building
with blocks. We learned how to set up
a block area, how to encourage girls
to build in the block area, and how to
apply block building across the cur-
riculum. After a full morning of block
building we spent the afternoon in
groups, discussing classroom set up, what works and
doesnt work in your classroom, and parent teacher
conferences. Our staff was thrilled to have an opportu-
nity to spend the day learning and interacting with an-
other staff.
We are currently planning for our summer program.
The program is open to our preschool community and
the community at large. If you would like to receive
an application or information about the program
please email us at krista@utpreschool.org.
Happy spring
-Susan Sporer, Preschool Director
Religious School
Dont Passover the New Religious School Program
The building blocks of encouragement.


After our very special Brotherhood Shabbat at the end of a very busy March its time to look ahead to some of
the special events in the coming months. Its hard to believe that Passover is already here and summer is just a
few short months away.
Make sure that your taxes are already done on Sunday, April 15th so you can join us at 10 AM for a very spe-
cial program with Marc Shanker, author of Traces of Sepharad, 45 etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs.
Through the use of Ladino proverbs, Shanker focuses on Sephardic visual art and language, one of the most
endangered aspects of the culture. Of course, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.
May always brings with Mitzvah Day and many thats always a great day at the Temple. Next months issue
will have great deal more about but save the date for Sunday, May 20th.
Finally, on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 AM there is the Brotherhood Omelet Breakfast and Elections.
Once again we would like to congratulate Rabbi Goodman on her installation as President of the New York
Board of Rabbis. It was a moving and spectacular ceremony to honor our Rabbi.
-David Rapheal, Secretary
Brotherhood
Brotherhood Shabbat
WELCOME SPRING WITH SISTERHOOD

Join us for Rosh Chodesh Iyar,
Sunday, April 22nd at 10 AM

As we celebrate this month of renewal and healing,
we'll discuss Reva Mann's chronicle of her own search
for spiritual reawakening in her riveting memoir

THE RABBI'S
DAUGHTER

Haven't read the book? Not to worry! Just bring your appetite and your
enthusiasm and be part of this memorable morning of stimulating dis-
cussion, sharing, friendship, and delicious treats!

Sisterhood of Union Temple
17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238
718-638-7600
uniontemple.org uniontemple@uniontemple.org
Reva Mann, author of The
Rabbi's Daughter


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It's spring at last, with its sunny, lengthening days and awakening trees and flowers. Come join us on Sunday,
April 22nd at 10 AM., as we celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar, which welcomes this beautiful month of renewal
and healing. In addition to our Rosh Chodesh celebration we'll be discussing Reva Mann's riveting memoir,
The Rabbi's Daughter. It's a fitting book for this season of rebirth, for it chronicles Reva's daring search for life
and love and religious meaning both outside and inside the Orthodox community. Every reader will be moved
by the descent into drugs and sex that eventually led to Reva's ascent to the higher reaches of spirituality. And
everyone will have an opinion to express about and an insight to draw from her astounding mystical experi-
ence.
Haven't read the book? Not to worry. Just bring yourself, your friends, your own life experience, and your ap-
petite. For there will be abundant food to enhance our Rosh Chodesh celebration, as well as food for your
mind. Once the discussion gets going, you are bound to have a great deal to contribute. So treat yourself to an
inspirational morning of friendship, good food, and great conversation. You'll be glad you did!
Sisterhood wishes everyone a zeisen Pesach. May this season of renewal bring the flowering of peace through-
out our world.
-Barbara Brett, Secretary
Sisterhood
Rosh to the Rabbis Daughter
Third Friday
Shabbat
Join us for folk
dancing with the
Brooklyn Heights
Folkdancers
Friday, April 20th,
after services and
pizza.
Israeli and
International Dances
No partner necessary
Simple and fun
dances after
Kabbalat Shabbat


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Mazal Tov to
DAVID LANSNER AND
CAROLYN KUBITSCHEK
on their birth of
their granddaughter
SADIE ANNE LANSNER
on February 20th
to Jesse and Elizabeth Lansner
and to
JAKE TAMARKIN AND
LIS GUINEY TAMARKIN
on the birth of their daughter
SASHA CHIPPS TAMARKIN
on February 19th
Meet Our New Member Dennies Gajadhar
Dennies Gajadhar was born in New Amsterdam, British Guiana, and grew up with two
brothers and two sisters. She attended St. Therese RC Girls School and later the Rosignol
Secondary and New Amsterdam Multilateral Schools. She worked for Guyana Airways and
later Global Travel as a manager. She also worked with Elegant Resorts as the Winward
Islands representative for the company. She has two daughters, Stacy and Kendra, who live
in Anguilla. Meet Dennies in her own words, one of our new Union Temple members!
I have been asked numerous times what brought me to Judaism, to which I reply either, I
dont know, or, "Because I love Judaism. When I reflect on where my journey really began, I always think
lovingly of a young boy named Jakob, who, at the tender age of seven, brought his Jewish alphabet home and
tried to teach me the Aleph - Bais, telling me I really should be Jewish. It took me another four years to reflect
on his words and begin a journey that I am so happy to have started. After another three years, I called around to
as many as five different synagogues but the voices on the other end of the phone lacked warmth. After putting
my search on hold for a while, I decided to give it one last try and called Union Temple of Brooklyn. How good
it was to hear a very warm voice on the phone giving me directions by both bus and subway to the temple.
On my first attempt, I took a walk around the block and back to the bus stop and returned home. The follow-
ing week, my second attempt, I got dressed and got as far as my door, but didnt exit. That resulted in my
watching the 6 p.m. news fully dressed. After a few more weeks of procrastination, I decided to give it one last
try and walked in holding my breath. I was not prepared for such a warm welcome. I knew then, as I know
now, that I had arrived at the right place. I have finally reached that place where I am happy. Not just happy,
but very happy. Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing. Every week as we recite the Mi She-
beirach during services, I think of all the wonderful people whom I have come to know, and who in the most
unusual ways have blessed my life, for which I shall be forever grateful. I also think of all my friends and
relatives to whom I made numerous excuses, or told little white lies, so that they would not find out that I was
entering the gates of Judaism. Yes, I was worried about their criticism. When we recite that prayer, I turn in-
ward and give my own silent prayer of thanks. There is so much to be thankful for, if only we be still, just for
one moment and reflect.
Yes, the congregation may be small, but if one would like to experience true fellowship, family, and people
with a lot of love to share, it can be found at Union Temple.
During my journey, when I was in doubt, as I often was, one Rabbi said to me, You know, God moves all the
bad things and bad people aside and finds a path for you to walk." Is there any reason to question that?
It is with profound sadness
that we record the passing
of longtime member and
former trustee of Union
Temple

Lucille Silvey

on February 28th.
We express our deepest
sympathy to Lucille's
daughter Susan Silvey, her
son Bruce Silvey, Bruce's
daughter and son-in-law,
Laura and Michael Roman,
and their children Matthew
and Kylie
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May her memory be for a
blessing
Thank You From Marianne Dreyfus
How can I possibly thank everyone for the very
moving Erev Shabbat "send off" you gave me a
few weeks ago. So many people worked hard to
make the evening possible - the delicious home-
cooked dinner, the program, the festive atmos-
phere and the warm spirit surrounding it all.
Union Temple has been an integral part of our
family and will continue to be, with many pre-
cious memories. The beautiful silver pin and the
piece of the Brooklyn Bridge you presented to
me will add to these memories, a reminder of 47
years in the community. Thank you one and all !
Come and visit in Chicago.
With all good wishes,
Marianne Dreyfus


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Tzedakah
UNION TEMPLE MEMORIAL FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in memory of
Alan and Patrice Schuster ....................................................................................................................... Hyman Kleiman
Helen Caplin Heller .................................................................................................................................. Arnold M. Heller
Joyce M. Charles ...................................................................................................................................... Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Barbara Morgan ........................................................................................................................................ Harry Leibowitz
Lawrence Steckman ................................................................................................................................. Samuel Steckman
Naomi Feller ............................................................................................................................................. Rose Feller
Pamela Meersand ..................................................................................................................................... Leo Meersand
Howard and Linda Simka ......................................................................................................................... Jack Simka
Howard and Linda Simka ......................................................................................................................... Morris Goldstein
Robert and Blanche Nadler ...................................................................................................................... Minna Feldenkris
David Zupnick .......................................................................................................................................... Yetta Zupnick
Cheryl L. Pasternack ................................................................................................................................ Charles Pasternack
Howard and Linda Simka ......................................................................................................................... Max Goldfarb

RABBIS DISCRETIONARY FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Anna Budd and George Hausman ............................................................................................................ Union Temple
Leonore Max and Jonathan S. Silverberg ................................................................................................ Rabbi Goodman
David Rapheal and Susan Sukenik .......................................................................................................... Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Arlene Greendlinger ................................................................................................................................ Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Barbara and Hy Brett ................................................................................................................................ Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Rita Sherman ............................................................................................................................................ Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Alyssa Weinstein, Alfred Miller, Maggie and Zach Miller .................................................................... Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Rayna Goodman ...................................................................................................................................... Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency

HAPPY DAY FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Joan Stuart ................................................................................................................................................ Union Temple
Patrice Schuster ....................................................................................................................................... Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Linda and Howard Simka ......................................................................................................................... Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Ralph Julius .............................................................................................................................................. Rabbi Goodmans NYBR presidency
Shirley Katz-Cohen .................................................................................................................................. Zeva Roschko
Patrice Schuster ........................................................................................................................................ Rabbi Goodman
Hortense Hurwitz ..................................................................................................................................... Doris Klueger

SHABBAT ONEG
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Marvin and Purlaine Lieberman .............................................................................................................. Third Friday Oneg
Beatrice Hanks ......................................................................................................................................... Third Friday Oneg
Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman .................................................................................................................. Third Friday Oneg
Linda and Howard Simka ......................................................................................................................... Fourth Friday and Howards Birthday

SISTERHOOD MEMORIAL FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in memory of
Linda and Howard Simka ......................................................................................................................... Max Goldfarb
Barbara and Hy Brett ................................................................................................................................ Pauline Brett

DR. A. STANLEY DREYFUS LECTURE FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Priscilla M. Poller .................................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Hortense Hurwitz ..................................................................................................................................... Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman
Hortense Hurwitz ..................................................................................................................................... John Golomb
Hortense Hurwitz ..................................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Frances A. Hess ........................................................................................................................................ Marianne Dreyfus
Zeva Roschko ........................................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Patrice Schuster ....................................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Doris Klueger ........................................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Barbara and Hy Brett ................................................................................................................................ Marianne Dreyfus
James N. and Ilene Haigh ......................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Henry and Susanne Singer ....................................................................................................................... Marianne Dreyfus
Ralph Julius .............................................................................................................................................. Marianne Dreyfus

SISTERHOOD ROSE KEIT FLOWER FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Linda and Howard Simka ......................................................................................................................... Susanne and Henry Singer and their new
grandson, David Nadav Shine

SISTERHOOD HAPPY DAY FUND
Donated by ................................................................................................ in honor of
Barbara and Hy Brett ................................................................................................................................ Susanne and Henry Singer and their new
grandson, David Nadav Shine


Union Temple suggests that its members
contact our Funeral Director
Martin D. Kasdan of
Boulevard-Riverside Chapels
1895 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
1-800-522-0588
Proudly maintaining more
than 50 years of Temple involvement
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The Bulletin
Union Temple of Brooklyn
17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238
(718) 638-7600
Fax (718) 783-9151
E-mail uniontemple@uniontemple.org
Website Uniontemple.org

Dr. Linda Henry Goodman
Rabbi

Lauren Phillips
Student Cantor

Shinae Kim
Temple Musician

Daniel Kirzane
Educator/Rabbinic Intern

Susan Sporer
Preschool Director

Beatrice Hanks
President

Abe Barnett
Ellen Kolikoff
Henry Singer
Vice Presidents

Steven Segall
Secretary

Jeffrey Stein
Treasurer

Mike Baron
Hortense R. Hurwitz
Doris Klueger
Honorary Presidents


David Rapheal
Bulletin Editor

John Golomb
Temple Administrator

Martin Kasdan
Funeral Director
(800) 522-0588
A memorial plaque is a lasting tribute to a loved one.
If you wish more information regarding obtaining a plaque in
memory of a loved one please e-mail the temple at
uniontemple@uniontemple.org
or leave a message with the temple office.
Memorial Plaques
Isaac Silverstein .................................................................. April 1, 1933
Abraham Sterzelbach .......................................................... April 2, 1953
Henry Rockmore ............................................................... April 3, 1925
Charles Dorf ....................................................................... April 3, 1927
Rose Freiman ...................................................................... April 5, 1944
Jacob Freiman ..................................................................... April 5, 1919
Rosie Kellner ...................................................................... April 5, 1934
Emile Heimberger .............................................................. April 5, 1961
Tessie Tuch ......................................................................... April 5, 1978
Nathan Strauss .................................................................... April 6, 1936
Rachel Davidson ................................................................. April 6, 1966
Ruth Batt Minkin ................................................................ April 6, 2003
Henry Rockmore ................................................................ April 7, 1990
Sylvia Davidson.................................................................. April 7, 1975
Emil A. Lowenthal ............................................................. April 8, 1965
Sabina Obstfeld .................................................................. April 8, 1937
Jesse Baar ........................................................................... April 9, 1936
Julia J. Neuberger ............................................................... April 9, 1942
Edward Leopold ................................................................. April 9, 1980
Margot Schuster................................................................. Yom Hashoah
Rose Schuster .................................................................... Yom Hashoah
Arnold F. Korman, Past President ................................... April 10, 1989
Victor J. Schwartz ............................................................ April 10, 1987
Prof. George Bayron ......................................................... April 10, 1970
Ida Newberger .................................................................. April 12, 1945
Sadie May Nona ............................................................... April 13, 1939
Eva Marcus ....................................................................... April 13, 1925
Frederick Frisch ................................................................ April 13, 1955
Max Newberger ................................................................ April 14, 1935
Julia Altschul .................................................................... April 14, 1953
Rachel May ....................................................................... April 15, 1932
Aaron Marcus ................................................................... April 15, 1931
Jacob Clark ....................................................................... April 15, 1967
Seligman Goodman .......................................................... April 16, 1909
Joseph Love ...................................................................... April 16, 1971
Gordon B. Cronheim ........................................................ April 16, 1965
Rose Rosenfeld ................................................................. April 17, 1925
Helen Phillips ................................................................... April 17, 1945
Isaac Bernstein.................................................................. April 18, 1941
Bertha Gross ..................................................................... April 18, 1935
Benjamine Boley .............................................................. April 19, 1929
Alma B. Steinhardt ........................................................... April 19, 1938
Max Kahn ......................................................................... April 20, 1925
Albert L. Levi ................................................................... April 20, 1945
Harold K. Bernstein .......................................................... April 20, 1957
Solon Weit ........................................................................ April 21, 1956
Mark Reich ....................................................................... April 22, 2005
Betsey Levine ................................................................... April 23, 1913
Lena Schwartz .................................................................. April 24, 1941
Lillian Brodsky Frey ......................................................... April 24, 1999
Mildred L. Bernstein......................................................... April 25, 1960
Martin Roy Shaffer ........................................................... April 25, 2007
Deborah Barkan Gross ...................................................... April 26, 1923
Lena Goldsmith ................................................................ April 27, 1926
Leo Eis .............................................................................. April 27, 1961
Sophie Silverman .............................................................. April 27, 1976
Katherine London ............................................................. April 29, 1982
Moses Elly ........................................................................ April 30, 1914


11
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
9:30 AM
Membership
Committee
Religious School
11:00 AM
Religious School
Model Seder
2




6:15 PM
Officers
3 4



6:30 PM
Union Temple
Singers
7:30 PM
Engaging Israel
5 6

Shabbat/
Passover begins
at sundown.
Seder observed
at home.
No Temple
Service
7
10:30 AM
Shabbat/
Passover Morning
Service
8
Religious School
Vacation
9



6:00 PM
Board of
Trustees
10 11



6:30 PM
Union Temple
Singers
7:30 PM
Engaging Israel
12

6:45 PM
Reception
7:30 PM
Evening Service
for the
Conclusion of
Passover
13

10:30 AM
Festival Morning
Service: Yizkor


6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat
14
9:00 AM
Shabbat Hevre
10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning
Service
15
9:30 AM
Religious School

16 17 18
5:30-6:30 PM
Shalom
Meditation Circle

7:30 PM
Brownstone Bklyn
Yom HaShoah
Commemoration
19
Yom HaShoah
20

4:00 PM
Friday at Four
6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30 PM
Pizza and Israeli
Dancing
21
9:00 AM
Shabbat Hevre
10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning
Service
22
9:30 AM
Religious School
10:00 AM
Sisterhood Rosh
Chodesh Seder


23





6:30 PM
Religious School
Committee
24 25
6:00 PM
Adult Ed
Committee
6:30 PM
Union Temple
Singers
7:30 PM
Engaging Israel
26
Yom HaAtzmaut
27
4:00 PM
Friday at Four
Fourth Friday
Shabbat
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Service
Coffee House
Oneg to Follow
28
9:00 AM
Shabbat Hevre
10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning
Service
29
9:30 AM
Religious School


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April 2012
NisanIyar 5772
Rosh Chodesh Iyar


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