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Shabbat, Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18
13 Iyyar
Parashat Emor
Torah Reading: Leviticus 23:23 (p. 727)
Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 (p. 735)

Friday, May 17
7:50 pm Candle Lighting  
5:00 pm Early Kabbalat Shabbat Services
6:00 pm Multigenerational dinner

Saturday, May 18
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service
6:00 pm Mincha  
8:56 pm End of Shabbat

THIS SHABBAT: Junior congregation meets at 10:30 am

NEXT SHABBAT:  We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Eric Friedman.

CONDOLENCES are extended to Herb Barrack (former member of TBA) on the death of his grandson, Jase Barrack.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Sandy & Jay Levin announce the engagement of their son, Philip!

YAHRZEITS FOR MAY 17 – MAY 24  Albert Schwartz (father of William Schwartz), Martin Smolen (father of Bonnie Olarsch), Ida Stengel (mother of Theodore Stengel), Bonnie Lifchus (wife of Ian Lifchus), Sally Bard, Elmer Epstein (father-in-law of Marilyn Epstein), Norman Fox (grandfather of Marissa Grosso), Ida Rubin (grandmother of Ellen Chaiken), Samuel Feigenson, Ceil Ascher (mother of Edward Ascher), Rose Zucker Heitner (aunt of Phyllis Brooks), Arthur Kutner (father of Terry Stein), Jesse Siegel, Stanley Abraham (father of Stuart Abraham), Stella Berman (mother of Sheila Kotler), Lena Rabinowitz (mother of Sidney Rabinowitz), Molly Richner (grandmother of Burton Fried), Harry Levine, Irvin Seltzer (father of Barry Seltzer), Julius Gottesman (father of Susan Springberg), Daniel Klein, Sadie Levy, Gertrude Krisberg (mother of Marilyn Epstein), Hilda Markman (mother of Marilyn Denkin), Blanche Bialow), Harry Bialow,

JEWRY DUTY  Making a Minyan is an important mitzvah. Please help make a minyan this week: Levin, Levine, L&E, Levine, M&S, Levy, Lichtman, Lifchus, Lipman, Lirov, Livow, Locke, Manas, Mandelbaum, Mark, Mazo, Merhav

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ TORAH, HAFTARAH, OR MEGILLAH, CONTACT SHANI ABRAMOWITZ! Shani is a JTS rabbinical student who is our Torah, Haftarah, & Megillah Reading Coordinator. You can contact Shani at (630) 310-7990 or shani.abramowitz@gmail.com

MINYAN MITZVAH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY: ONLINE SIGN-UPS WITH "SignUpGenius"  Our synagogue community now has an online system in place that enables volunteers to sign up for minyan/ services on a particular day & keeps track of how many other people have already signed up for that day. Online, you will be able to see once we already have 10 volunteers for any given minyan & when more volunteers are needed. SignUpGenius also indicates if there is a change in minyan time or venue. To sign up for tonight's minyan or any other weekday minyan or Friday night service during the month of March, go to the following link:  http://bit.ly/TBA-Minyan

MITZVAH OPPORTUNITY BY BEING A LIFE-SAVING BLOOD DONOR:  Please commit to donating a pint of blood on Mitzvah Day, Sunday, October 27. In order for us to be scheduled for a blood drive with NJ Blood Services, we must have 30 commitments (we currently have two). Please contact Janet Kaplan at janetk222@gmail.com or 732-910-4416 to be placed on our list as soon as possible; and for further information. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parent's written consent); weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors age 76 and older must present a physician's letter allowing them to donate, once at the first donation after their 76th birthday. Did you know only 5% of those eligible actually donate blood? C'mon, we can do better than that!

TEE-SHIRTS, BACKPACK & SOCKS DRIVE:  The Social Action Committee will continue its drive through the end of JUNE so you still have time to bring items in for donation to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission! There is a collection box in the synagogue lobby. Tee-shirts (wearable condition, clean, all sizes, solids, prints, ads, etc.); backpacks and/or carry-alls, adults’ and children’s; and socks and underwear (new only). Please let your friends and family know, also. Tax receipts are available. Please contact Janet at 732-910-4416 orjanetk222@gmail.com with questions.

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 5:00 PM, KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICES & MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 5:00 PM. Dinner will begin after services, at around 6:00 PM. Dinner price: $22 for adults & FREE for all children under the age of 18. Dinner is FREE for first-time guests, thanks to sponsorship by the Prusack-Morgenstern Fund. RSVP for dinner before May 12 to info@templebethahm.org

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, ABERDEEN KADIMA, BOWLING! AMF Strathmore Lanes, Route 34, Aberdeen. $15:00 includes 2 games AND show rental. RSVP to Hannah Goldfarb by Friday, May 17: hrgoldfarb22@gmail.com

MONDAY, MAY 20, 7:00 PM, IT'S KNIT AND CROCHET TIME! If you would like to learn basic knitting and crochet stitches or brush up on your skills, join us and bring your friends! We will provide yarn and needles to get you started (a small donation to the Social Action Committee to cover costs will be appreciated). Our 7" x 9" rectangles will be woven together into blankets by Warm Up America and provided to people in need. RSVP to Kim Kaufman, kim@kaufmanmail.com or 732-874-1177; or Janet Kaplan, janetk222@gmail.com or 732-910-4416. Sponsored by TBA's Social Action Committee

TUESDAY, MAY 21 – ANNUAL SISTERHOOD BASKET AUCTION. Come and have a wonderful time at this fun event. Doors open at 6:15 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM. COST includes dinner and dessert; $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Donations of new items are appreciated. For information, contact Sindy Manas at sindy.manas@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2:00 PM, YIDDISH CLUB MEETS. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of the month in the temple library. For information, contact Murray Mark at 732-583-0837 or murray@markfamily.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 – CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE IN NEW YORK -  Join fellow TBA members on Sunday June 2nd marching in the Celebrate Israel parade. $18 covers a t-shirt, marching in parade and round trip transportation on a Coach bus from TBA. $36 Sponsors will get a t- shirt and their name on the back. Please go to 2019TBA.eventbrite.com to get additional information and to register. Contact Ira 732 567-0450 with any questions.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 6:00 PM-MIDNIGHT:  DAIRY DINNER, TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT, MINCHA & MAARIV You are invited to celebrate Shavuot at Temple Beth Ahm with Torah-study and other learning sessions until midnight, (with dairy dinner beginning at 6:00 PM, children’s programming at 7:00 PM, Mincha at 7:30 PM & Maariv at 9:00 PM). Children's programming includes Synagogue Scavenger Hunt with Morah Ann Gabel & Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes.  Cost for dinner: $5/person; FREE for children under the age of 18 and for first time guests. RSVP required by June 3: 732-583-1700 or info@TempleBethAhm.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 9:30 AM-SHAVUOT DAY 1 HOLIDAY SERVICES, INCLUDING READING OF 10 COMMANDMENTS FROM THE TORAH

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 9:00 PM-SHAVUOT DAY 2 EVENING HOLIDAY SERVICES, INCLUDING ALTERNATIVE YIZKOR OPTION

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 9:30 AM-SHAVUOT DAY 2 HOLIDAY SERVICES, INCLUDING BOOK OF RUTH & YIZKOR

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 11:00 AM-TOT SHAVUOT SERVICES WITH MISS AMY NAPHTALI

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 8:00 PM, INSTALLATION OF TEMPLE OFFICERS

FRIDAY, JULY 12, WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CONSECRATION CELEBRATION – Details to follow.

IN THE COMMUNITY

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 7:00 PM AT THE OLD BRIDGE LIBRARY/ROUTE 516 AND COTTRELL ROAD. From Shtetl to Ghetto: Jewish Women on the Lower East Side. How did life in the shetls of Eastern Europe prepare Jewish women for life in the New World? Although the two worlds were very different, there were significant similarities. Learn how these new immigrants eventually profited from more opportunities yet suffered in their personal lives. This lecture is presented by Leslie Fishbein, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. This program is free and open to the public.

INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE TBA SHOFAR If you are not receiving the Shofar, click here to sign up. [www.templebethahm.org/EmailSignup]www.templebethahm.org/EmailSignup or call the office at 732-583-1700

SHABBAT MILESTONES Kvell with your Temple Beth Ahm family! Share good news of any kind - birthdays, anniversaries and whatever makes you smile! On the fourth Shabbat of each month, we will announce your milestone from the bimah during Friday night services. We will toast your milestone at the Kiddush after Shabbat morning services. You will be listed on the display board on each table in the social hall. You will have your milestone printed in the weekly announcements and monthly Shofar. In addition to the single milestone at $36, we offer a “Milestone Six Pack.” Buy 5 milestones and get one free and “kvell” all year for $180. Winter Promotion: For first time Kvellers, Buy One Milestone, Get One Free! Contact Heather Steinklein at hsteinklein@hotmail.com or 732-387-2651, or Elizabeth Cohen at 732-290-9242, or submit the available form or just call Jenn in the office

SPONSOR AN ONEG OR KIDDUSH! On Friday evenings, after 8:00 PM services, there is a lovely Oneg Shabbat held in our synagogue. This year, we have a number of opportunities for congregants to sponsor an Oneg in honor of an event in your family. You can also sponsor a Kiddush on Shabbat. Either can be for a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, the birth of a child or grandchild, the yahrzeit of a loved one, the anniversary of your own Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or just because you want to celebrate any other special occasion. To reserve a date or to get information, please contact Elaine Singer at 732-566-3306 or erubsinger@aol.com

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PRESCHOOL RECYCLES  Turn your trash into cash for the preschool by adding to our collections.  Thank you for participating in this program. Preschooll accepts natural corks, used makeup and skin care containers, toothpaste containers, juice pouches, and soda can tabs. Questions? Contact Amy at amynaphtali@verizon.net

WHEN BUYING THROUGH AMAZON ALWAYS USE OUR LINK!  Temple Beth Ahm participates in Amazon's affiliate program. When you shop at Amazon by clicking on the following link, every purchase benefits our religious and primary school. Don't forget to click the link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-6047134  Once you register TBA as your charity you just have to start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com each time and TBA will benefit!

SEND ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS TO:  Barbara Leveene at bleveenetchr@hotmail.com

Thu, May 23 2019 18 Iyyar 5779