Rabbi Jim and Rebecca Egolf invite the whole congregation to a Sukkot Open House to welcome the new year. Stop by the Egolf's home in Solon on Saturday, October 11 anytime between 2 and 5 pm. Check your email for the evite or go to http://my.celebrations.com/SukkotOpenHouse for all the information. Please RSVP on the evite or webpage or to the Egolfs at (440)996-5240.
If you have not yet received your High Holiday ticket and information please contact us now. For everyone's safety we are checking tickets at the door this year.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Shalom we would like to extend our wishes for a happy and healthy 5775.
Selichot-A First Step Toward Repentance
On the road to repentance, we can begin with small steps by saying I'm sorry, s'lichah. Our tradition provides the opportunity for us to do that with Selichot prayers. The Selichot service begins the annual process of gathering as a community to pray for forgiveness. At TBS, we'll begin by watching and discussion of the movie, "Stranger Than Fiction," starring Will Ferrell, to help us find our own way to begin t'shuvah (repentance) and r'fuah (healing).
Please join Rabbi Jim this Saturday night, September 20, at 7:30 pm, in the Social Hall, for desserts and treats followed by the movie, group discussion and a short service.
High Holy Days Security
In your High Holy Days ticket packet, we discussed the security measures being taken to provide a secure place of worship for our congregation. As we read more and more about events in Israel and worldwide, we find it necessary to increase our security procedures even further during the holiday services this year. Please be aware of the following:
We have been told there will be active daily construction on Division Street during the holidays that will cause drop off and parking issues.
There will be ushers available on the street corner to assist those who need extra help walking to the building. A wheelchair will also be available to transport anyone who needs it from the street to the building as well. Our lift chair will also be supervised by members of Brotherhood before and after services.
Street parking during the daytime and evening services should be readily available on the side streets surrounding the temple. Please allow extra time for parking.
Religious School Welcome Reception Follow-Up
Folks are still talking about the warm and gracious hospitality offered by the Sisterhood and Brotherhood at the recent welcome reception for the Religious School parents.
When we noted the names of those who helped make the event so successful, we inadvertently failed to mention Gerry Blum. Thank you, Gerry for your very kind and generous donation of the tasty bagels!
We appreciate your contribution and we thank you sincerely for helping to make this event so special and memorable!
Lilith Salon Gathering Planned for October
For those TBS Sisterhood members who subscribe to the magazine, a Lilith Salon event has been scheduled for Thursday evening, October 9th at 6:30 p.m.
This gathering has as its theme “Lilith in the Sukkah” and will be held at the home of TBS president, Kim Strausser.
The magazine articles to be reviewed are from the Summer 2014 issue. The magazine’s front cover notes “Season of Transformation.”
The Lilith magazine describes itself as “Independent, Jewish & Frankly Feminist.” Those sistas interested in subscribing can call 1-800-783-4903 or subscribe online at www.Lilith.org.
Sisterhood Book Club
Next up for discussion is a book authored by local Akron resident, Irv Korman. The title is “I Was Jerry Lewis’ Bodyguard for 10 Minutes!” This fun and lively book chronicles Irv Korman’s personal encounters with several well-known celebrities such as Steve Allen, Milton Berle and “Captain Kangaroo,” Bob Keeshan.
Date, time and venue will be noted at a later time.
WRJ Central District Convention
Columbus will be the destination city for this year’s conference. TBS Sisterhood member Sandy Adland will be installed as president of the Central District and Lisa Singer will be installed as a new Area Director.
The dates are November 6th – 9th with the majority of the events being held at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel.
More details about programming, featured speakers and registration can be obtained by visiting www.wrjcentral.org.
Mazel Tov and Best Wishes to Sandy and Lisa!
TBS Sisterhood Dues
Membership chair Robin Rosen-Sharp would like to remind the sistas that membership renewals are now due for the coming year.
Thank you for supporting our Sisterhood!
Wishing everyone a bright, happy, healthy, fun and productive New Year!
Yours in Sisterhood,
Emily Audra Fleisher
Book Club Announcement - Sunday, November 2, 7 pm, at Mitchell Fromm’s house
Book Selection: Guide For The Perplexed, by Dara Horn
All are welcome! Please join Rebecca Egolf, an veteran book reviewer and discussion leader, for a conversation about the newest book by one of today’s best Jewish novelists. Guide For The Perplexed is a novel about how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul, combining fictional modern characters with real historic figures and events.
About the book:
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an app that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt’s post-revolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith free to take over Josie’s life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie’s talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
A century earlier, another traveler arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Both he and Josie are haunted by the work of the medieval philosopher Moses Maimonides, a doctor and rationalist who sought to reconcile faith and science, destiny and free will. But what Schechter finds, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant life, will reveal the power and perils of what Josie’s ingenious work brings into being: a world where nothing is ever forgotten.
An engrossing adventure that intertwines stories from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the digital frontier, A Guide for the Perplexed is a novel of profound inner meaning and astonishing imagination.
Check out a review of the book and profile of the author: