Current Renovation and Remodel

This is what Temple Judea looks like Under Construction.  

                               

Renovations of our Ballroom, Sanctuary, Lobby and Oneg/Cocktail Room, which is being expanded into the Social Hall are being done by Hasson Caterers and us.   During the sanctuary renovation (estimated completion in late April), services are being held in the Holocaust Resource Center.  Please stay tuned for our beautiful newly renovated facility. In the meantime, we continue to operate at full capacity while the transition is going on and look forward to seeing all of you soon. There are so many plans and ideas for the new space. Only with your help will we be able to see all of our dreams come true. If you would like to make a donation toward the renovation please call the temple office and speak to Maxine Peresechensky, our Executive Director who is happy to answer any questions that you may have or email execmax@temple-judea.com.  

Rabbi’s Torah Study

Every Monday morning at 10:30 am to 11:30 am, a group of men and women meet in the Library to study with Rabbi Chizner, the many aspects of Torah and the meaning for our lives today.

Each meeting starts with reading a specific section of Torah, continuing from the portion read the last time. Lively discussions are part of this extraordinary experience.

Members (and friends) are invited to join any Monday morning. All are welcome. Some members of the group have recently joined and others have continued their participation for six or seven years.

People who come to each meeting have a variety of backgrounds and levels of Jewish education. . Everyone leaves at the end of each group meeting with new insights into everyday experiences based on the rich and amazingly astute words that were written over five thousand years ago.

Please join us.

Purim Package Pickups 3/8 – 3/13

If you had the chance to do something that was fun, made other people happy, and was a mitzvah at the same time, wouldn’t you do it?

WRJ Sisterhood is holding its Seventh Annual

Purim Package Project

What is a Purim Package? It is the giving of food and gifts to friends and family. It is a heartfelt way to create meaningful connections within our temple community.  Through this project, you can participate by giving beautiful gift packages that will include Purim-related items like hamantashen, juice, fresh fruit, chocolate and other items to make this a special treat.

You received information about this great project both by e-mail and postal mail explaining how the program works. Looking forward to your participation in this meaningful event.

DON’T FORGET OUR DEADLINES

February 24 for Mail in Orders

 February 28 for Internet Orders

(March 8-13 Pick-up dates at the temple)

Use wrjoftj.happypurim.com to place your orders

Need more info? Call Helen Weinstein at 516-526-9449

Florida Reunion March 22

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to a Florida reunion of past and present members of Temple Judea of Manhasset

Please join us at a luncheon to share memories of the years we spent at the special temple that has remained an important part of all of our lives.

Our own Rabbi Todd Chizner will be joining us for this momentous occasion.  We look forward to seeing old friends and to catching up on everyone’s news!

Estelle Levy * Judit Ungar

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Place: Aberdeen Golf & Country Club

8251 Aberdeen Drive, Boynton Beach, Florida

Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Couvert: $20 per person

 Kindly RSVP by March 1 to:

Estelle Levy – 561 777-7520 or essy.levy@aol.com

OR

Judit Ungar – 561 509-6357 or judit.ungar7@gmail.com

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Florida Reunion

Please fill out this form and remit with check or credit card information by March 13th to:

Temple Judea of Manhasset,

333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY 11030

(516) 621-8049

Name _______________________________________________ Phone Number ___________________________

Credit Card Number ____________________________________________  Exp Date ______________________

Total Number of People Attending ______  Total Charge $ _________

The Rummage Sale April 2

The Rummage Sale is Coming!

 Sunday, April 2 from 12 to 3pm

Monday, April 3 from 10am to 12pm

 Do you have gently used clothing, shoes, pocketbooks or housewares that you’d like to donate to our Rummage Sale/Vintage Boutique?  Have you been waiting to bring them somewhere?  Now is the time!  Please drop them off at Temple Judea any time from now until March 30.

 Don’t forget to come yourself as we have lots of new merchandise, as well as especially beautiful children’s clothing.

 

*We cannot accept computers or car seats. Please make sure all items are clean and washed prior to drop off.

 We also need your help! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Barbara Newmark at (516) 883-3411 or Sherry Bader at (516) 627-3154.

Tu B’Sh’vat 2017

TU B’SHVAT SEDER – NEW YEAR FOR TREES

Temple Judea was the site for the students of the religious school, along with their parents, to celebrate the New Year for Trees, called Tu BiSh’vat in Hebrew.

Tu BiSh’vat, which has Biblical origins, is observed today by celebrating all of the wonders that are produced by trees. For example, the students prepared and ate cookies made from the seven “species” of foods that come from trees. They happily made the cookie dough using barley and wheat flour, figs, dates, honey and olive oil, mixing and stirring until it all became a nice dough. They placed the dough into large flat pans and baked the cookies for 30 minutes.

While the cookies were baking, the families made recycled paper. They took strips of paper, put them into a blender with some water and blended it until it formed a mushy mash. They then squeezed the water out of pieces of the “mash” and shaped each one into a circle, or a Star of David.

They participants played games which tested their knowledge of trees. They then sat in a circle as Lauren Resnikoff, director of the religious school, and Rabbi Chizner explained about Shabbat and how we say “good-bye” when Shabbat ends. Each student used his/her own sweet-smelling besamim (spices) which consisted of inserting cloves into a lemon or an orange. The students sang the blessings for wine, for the spices and for the Havdallah candle which represents a “good-bye” to the Sabbath, separating the Shabbat from the new week.

The celebration ended with pizza and other goodies. Each student left with a new understanding and appreciation of all that trees provide.

Yom HaShoah Service, April 21

In April, a special exhibit is being designed for the Holocaust Resource Center in observance of Yom HaShoah. This exhibit will run for several months. The event is a history of a Holocaust survivor, Hannah Kroner, who left a very personal legacy of the history of her family and friends.  

Hannah Kroner, who recently passed away, immigrated to America from Berlin in 1939.  She danced professionally in Europe and America and opened her dance studio, Hannah Kroner School of Dance in 1947, which currently resides in Albertson, NY.  Her life story and legacy will be depicted through pictures and narratives.  A biography of her life, “No Matter What, We Keep Dancing”, will be available for purchase.  More information on Hannah Kroner ‘s life , is available  on The Hannah Kroner Legacy Foundation.

This exhibit is being prepared by Mrs. Kroner’s daughter, Evelyn Summer, with Irving Roth, Director and Curator of the Center. The introduction to the exhibit will be made by Rabbi Chizner at Shabbat services, Friday evening, April 21 at 7:30 pm in the Holocaust Resource Center.  

Shabbat services will continue at 8:00 p.m. The official inauguration of the exhibit will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3PM, April 23 with a special reception. Members, family and the public are invited.  Please contact our Office at 516-621-8049 if you are planning to attend the exhibit opening, or see the exhibit, over the next few months.