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February 2021 Pathfinder

February 2021 Pathfinder

My View—Ensuring Our Future
Temple Solel Endowment Foundation

In my over 20 years as a member of Temple Temple Solel is a home, which fulfills many needs including
religious, educational, emotional, therapeutic and social.
Solel, I have served in various positions trying to Pick your own or add to the list, there is no right or wrong
give back to a community that has always meant reason to belong to such a strong vibrant community. And
a lot to my family. I was honored to serve as as members of this community, we all have a responsibility
Vice President of Education on the Temple Solel to ensure it stays strong for our children and our children’s
Board of Trustees and found great satisfaction children (L’dor va’dor).
and fulfillment organizing Mitzvah Day for the Raker
Religious School for many years. My Sunday mornings As of December 31, 2020, our managed portfolio value
volunteering at the Boker Tov Bistro proved to be a has exceeded $1.5M. This impressive number is a good
delightful way of “serving” the temple community while start, but we have a long way to go to create a foundation
making new friends and learning some coffee making which can sustain Temple Solel. After extensive research
skills. More recently, I found my place on the Temple Solel and calculations, the endowment foundation board has
Endowment Foundation Board where I have served as determined that a portfolio of $10M would sustain Temple
Secretary and Vice President. And it is now my honor to Solel for the future. But, baby steps…, so the foundation is
serve as the foundation’s president. asking for your help in doubling our current portfolio value
over the next 12 months.
The Temple Solel Endowment Foundation held its annual
meeting and elected its officers in early December. I would Starting this year, I would like to create initiatives which
like to offer congratulations and gratitude to the new increase the value of our legacy gift portfolio. A legacy gift
executive board members: Scott Cohen as Vice President, is a gift left to the Temple Solel Endowment Foundation as
Jim Moss returning as Treasurer and Gail Zucker as an addendum to your will or an insurance policy. There are
secretary. Your time and devotion to the foundation and many ways this can be done. The benefit of a legacy gift is
Temple Solel is invaluable. I would also like to express that there is no immediate cash transfer so your current
unending appreciation to outgoing President Nelson estate value remains intact. A legacy gift is testamentary in
Lerner and board member Dick Lamden for their initiative, nature. With legacy gifts, we can shore up Temple Solel
guidance and perseverance that helped develop the against any future economic downturn. May I suggest you
foundation into what it is today. Finally, I would like to discuss such a gift with your financial advisor?
thank the entire board for your commitment to the
foundation. This certainly is not an easy task but I I am looking forward to serving as your foundation
appreciate all the talent you bring to the team. president. Together we can bolster our temple’s financial
The Temple Solel Endowment Foundation only exists due
to the generosity of our donors. Through donations big “As a torch is not diminished though it kindles a million
and small, you have greatly impacted the future of our candles, so will he not lose who gives to a good cause”-
beloved temple. On behalf of the Endowment Foundation Midrash.
Board, Temple Solel community and future congregants, I
extend a heart-felt thank you for your gift. Robert Siamon

Temple Solel Endowment Foundation Board President



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Benjamin Wilson Cherny, son of Stephanie and Andrei Cherny, will become a

bar mitzvah on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:30 am. Benjamin attends Basis Phoenix
and enjoys coding games, swimming, hiking, and biking around the
neighborhood with his friends. He likes dogs, gerbils, and his pet fish,
Brian. For his mitzvah project, Ben started the Send Happiness
Project to spread happiness and keep connections strong during the
pandemic. He built a website and included a tracker and map to
show how far happiness has spread. Go to to participate!

Jonah Francis Serlin Haas, son of Jennifer Serlin and Eric Haas, will become a

bar mitzvah on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30 am. Jonah attends Mohave Middle
School and enjoys participating in multiple sports including, cross
country, hockey, and soccer. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing
video games with his friends. Jonah is raising money for St. Mary’s
Food Bank to help provide meals to the many families who are
currently food insecure. If you’d like to contribute, please visit

View Shabbat and B’nai Mitzvah Services by visiting and selecting
the “Click here to watch our Streaming services” link at the beginning of each service.

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Cantorial Soloist
T his month, we celebrate the holiday of
for one of two possible options at several different points

Purim. Usually, the holiday falls in March or in the spiel in the chat section of the Zoom call. Don’t

April, but this year we will celebrate on the worry, the happy ending will remain in place no matter
evening of Thursday, February 25. what! 

Traditionally, we dress up in funny costumes, give gifts We will be sending out an email ahead of time with some
called Mishloach Manot, sing songs and get a little tipsy to links to Purim music and arts and crafts activities that you
celebrate our victory over the evil Haman. We eat can do with the whole family and other fun stuff! Even
hamantaschen and we read from the Megillah. We also do though we still can’t be together in person, we will make
a re-enactment of the Purim story called the Purim Spiel. sure that we fulfill the mitzvah of being joyful and of
retelling the story of Esther.
Just like everything else this year, the holiday of Purim will
look differently than it has in the past. This year, we will be Looking forward to seeing you soon (on Zoom and in
doing a Zoom spiel that will be a ‘choose-your-own- person!)
adventure’ version of the Purim story. You will have the
opportunity to weigh in and direct the story line by voting Todd Herzog

Cantorial Soloist

Please Note…
Temple Solel & The Solel Preschool will
be closed Monday, February 15, 2021


Herschel and Melissa Fink .........................15 Steven and Karen Pine .............................. 21
Craig and Michelle Ganz ............................18 Jeff and Lee Ratterman ............................. 22
Louis Gorman and Peggy Kile ....................40 Terry and Deb Rochford............................ 32
Marc and Cathy Joseph .............................28 Yuri Sayapin and Ludmila Brigadier........... 34
Nelson and Lisa Lerner ..............................33 Norman and Nancijoy Weissman.............. 59
Abraham and Ina Lieberman .....................56 Alexander and Inez White......................... 68
Ken and Barbara Love..................................8 Sandy and Ginger Wlody........................... 60
Eric and Julie Mininberg ............................15

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The Solel Preschool

In December, The Solel Preschool adopted a Talk about the peace and kindness lessons that represent
Martin Luther King’s philosophy. Find peace in nature by
classroom at a Title One school in Mesa. This turning off electronics and going outside for a walk.
is now a wonderful tradition at our school. Children are eager to copy us, so practice modeling
Our preschool families bought toys for the kindness everywhere you go.
children, gift cards for the teachers, party
supplies for the classroom. Friendship
Just like family, friendship is a fantastic theme to
In January we celebrated the holiday of Tu BiShvat. This incorporate during the month of February. It fits perfectly
holiday is often referred to as the birthday of the trees. Tu with National Make a Friend Day or you could easily make
BiShvat has developed into an ecological holiday that it work with Random Acts of Kindness Week which is the
reminds us of our connection to the earth and to our role second full week of the month.
as caretakers of the environment. We celebrated the
holiday with a Seder featuring different fruits. Many Cooking
families donate money to plant trees in Israel or locally. Children love to be in the kitchen! What better way to
Helping our children learn to appreciate and respect our enjoy a little hands-on learning than to spend some time
environment was a wonderful way to start the New Year. making a few of their favorite foods. Not only is February
the Great American Pie Month, it also happens to be
The month of February has many “holidays and National Bake for Family Month so the timing couldn’t be
observances.” Here are some ideas of activities to better. With Great American Pizza Bake also in February,
participate in during the month. you could easily use this tasty treat to create a few
activities to work on cooking skills, shapes, colors, and so
Black History Month much more!
February is Black History Month and we can celebrate by
talking about some special black people that used their Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year has begun at The
imagination to help change how we live in the world. Since Solel Preschool. Classes fill up quickly, so if you are
children love to use their imagination, ask your child how interested, get your registration in early. Visit
they would stop cars from crashing at an intersection. Talk to register for the school year.
about how we know to stop and go in our cars. Play red
light, green light with them and then give credit to the Mary Ann Bloom
inventor of the 3 position light—Garrett Morgan.
Director of Early Childhood Education
Build a rollercoaster out of materials you have at home. Be
as creative and crazy as you can and show a picture of the Upcoming Dates to Remember:
figure 8 rollercoaster invented by Granville T. Woods.
 February 5: Western Tot Shabbat
 February 15: School closed in observance of

Presidents Day

COVID Impact on Upcoming Events: Did You Know???

Please remember that all of our events are Friday and Saturday Shabbat Services
subject to change/possible cancellation due to are available via StreamSpot on your
COVID infection rates. Temple Solel takes COVID- home PC! Go to
19 precautions and protections very seriously and and click on the button to stream
our teams continue to meet as benchmarks and services on either day to join us!
research change and adapt over time. We
appreciate your patience and flexibility!

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Raker Religious School

One of the best results of Zoom, is that Kerry Taylor: Welcome to our fourth grade teacher, Kerry
Taylor! Kerry who moved here last year from California,
many of you can see and hear your student’s has always been active in temple life. She taught seventh
teacher for the first time, every week! Rather grade and third and fourth grade at her temple in
than dropping your students off, you can Carmichael, CA and was a preschool teacher for the
actually get an idea as to who this person is Shalom School in Sacramento. Outside of temple life, Kerry
who has my child for 2-1/2 hours on most Sunday was a Vice President at Potter Taylor, located in
mornings! Sacramento. Kerry was also a Board Member and
Treasurer of the Mosaic Law Congregation and Board
Let me introduce you to a few new teachers: Member of the Sacramento Ballet. Kerry teaches both
Hebrew and Judaica and is really enjoying her students.
Ellie Singer: A graduate of ASU with a major in Nonprofit
Leadership and Management and a minor in Parks and What is exciting at RAKER? Our 7th grade students will be
Recreation. Worked with REI and Arizona Outback taking a virtual tour of the Museum of Tolerance on March
Adventures. In 2018 Ellie worked as an intern in Tel Aviv 7th. Our 8th/9th grade students will be taking a virtual
with the Urban Farming Cooperative. In addition, Ellie was tour of Israel on February 7, February 21, and February 28!
a counselor for URJ’s Kutz Camp, a leadership camp for We are taking this tour with other temples in the Valley
teens from around the country. She is now teaching first and we will have our own tour guide! And don't forget the
grade for Raker. Camp Fair! On January 31, students had a chance to hear
about many different Jewish camps and they were able to
Samantha Spencer: A graduate of University of Arizona, participate in camp activities.
with a major in Economy and Industry and a minor in
Marketing. Samantha is currently working at Vanguard. Remember to plant your parsley! Send us a picture of it
Samantha is a strong role model for our students as she sitting on your Seder table.
worked as a Madrich, was a youth group board member, a
NFTY Regional board member and active in her temple in Tobee Waxenberg
New Jersey. Our third grade students are happy to have
her each Sunday morning for Hebrew and Judaica! Director of Raker Religious School

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Temple Solel Book Club Leo Weber

Dear Fellow Book Lovers, Leo Weber is a freshman at Desert Mountain High School.
He was raised in Scottsdale with his younger sister,
Our gratitude goes to Alyce Helfman for leading the Madeline (12), his parents Adam and Joy Weber, and their
excellent discussion on January 19 of Apeirogon by Colum cat, Roswell. Leo’s interests include running, biking, hiking,
McCann. and playing video games.

This month, more precisely, on February 16 at 6:00 pm, we Leo has been a Temple Solel member for as long as he can
will read a 350-year-old memoir by a Jewish woman in remember. His family became members in 2011. His
Europe, Glikl. I will send an email with the Zoom link that parents are owners of two gift shops (Scottsdale
week. According to Jewish Action magazine’s review, Southwest and Southwestern Reflections) in Historic Old
“Glikl’s memoirs provide a candid and remarkable window Town Scottsdale. Started by Joy’s parents, members Paul
into late seventeenth-century European Jewish history. and Marnee Solon when they moved to Arizona in the 80s.
She recalls her father hiding ten refugees who had fled They carry a lot of southwestern gifts, home décor, and
Poland during the notorious Chmielnicki massacres in 1648 apparel.
-49—at great personal risk. He sheltered and cared for
them in their attic, though they were ill with infectious Leo’s favorite Temple Solel memory is having his Bar
disease. Glikl’s grandmother died as a result of helping to Mitzvah. “I also remember going as a little kid to Temple
care for them. When [the reviewer] first read the Solel for services a lot and I always enjoyed that as a little
memoirs, Glikl’s numerous references to plague—or the kid,” he says “the community is awesome. I really like the
fear of it—seemed so antiquated as to be almost other sense of community.”
worldly. Now they carry an eerie resonance.”
An inspiration to Leo is his dad. Leo states, “He has
Next month, on March 16, Fred Schwartz will lead us as we inspired me to be a runner.” Leo’s future goal is to go to
discuss a completely different kind of book, a short but college and study either Engineering and Math or
meaty work called Judaism’s Great Debates: Controversies Geography and History. “I have to choose one of those
from Abraham to Herzl by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz (no two interests and develop them further,” he says.
relation to Fred). The Jewish Book Council describes the
book this way: “Insisting that argumentation is at the heart Something Temple Solel members may not know about
of the Jewish experience historically and theologically, Leo is that he had cancer when he was 4 years old. Now,
Rabbi Schwartz presents a concise guide to ten classic he is part of the Students of the Year philanthropic
controversies. Representing various crucial periods in leadership development program for his school. Through
Jewish history, these debates are arranged in three Students of the Year, students foster professional skills
categories: Biblical Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, and such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project
Modern Judaism. The author’s method of analysis for each management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia &
debate is to consider its context and its con­ti­nu­ity Lymphoma Society (LLS). You can help Leo become a
[meaning its] ongoing relevance of the issues at stake.” Student of the Year by donating here:
The phrase “argument for the sake of Heaven” means we LeoWeberDonate.
debate respectfully to discern the Divine intent and
preserve the minority opinion in the same spirit.

Finally, we have meetings coming up on April 20 (when we
will read Other People’s Pets by R.L. Maizes) and May 18,
each at 6:00 pm. Please save the dates. I welcome
whoever might like to try leading the February or April
discussion to reach me at the email below. If you would
like to be added or removed from the Solel Book Club
mailing list, please also email me.

Happy reading,

Judy Schaffert

[email protected]

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Thank You! “Writing a Midrash” at

Volunteer Recognition Torah Study

Volunteers are an essential part of Temple Solel. We would like Last month I introduced my hobby of writing feminist
to thank the following volunteers for their time and efforts: midrashim. Now I would like to share the process I use to
write these stories. Let’s say that I want to write a story
Birthday Calls Magen Masks called “Eve’s Daughter.” My first step is to read the biblical
Arlene Bonime Toby Gerst account of Creation and note all the women characters in
Debbie Seplow it. A common habit of Bible readers is to focus only on
Knitting for a Purpose Jane Marks featured characters. Instead, I challenge myself to notice
Arlene Bonime Esther Zack the hidden or overlooked characters as well.
Carol Brillman Ted Kort
Jill Loebel Stephen Gerst In the Creation story, for example, Eve is legendary. But
Beverly Nathan the story is filled with other women. We read: “Cain knew
Margie Rahilly Yahrzeit Notices his wife”; “Lamech took two wives, named Adah and
Linda Ribnik Cynthia Marcus Zillah”; “the daughter of Zillah was named Naamah”; and
Beth Sennett “Adam begot sons and daughters” (Genesis 4:17-5:4). In
Lisa Trotta addition, many diverse women inhabit the world of the
Nancy Weinstein Bible, such as the weaver of cloth, the temple priestess,
Gail Zucker and the shepherdess tending her flocks. Any of them could
serve as a protagonist for a new midrash. I choose one of
Would you like to volunteer at some point in the future? the daughters of Adam and Eve mentioned in Genesis 5:4.
We’d love to have you! Email [email protected], and we’ll
add you to our volunteer email list for upcoming opportunities. Next, I do some research. I check to see if anyone else has
written about my chosen protagonist. I look in classical
A Special Thank You... collections of midrashim, such as Midrash Rabbah, which
was composed by rabbinic scholars during the Middle
The “Knitting (and Crocheting) for a Purpose” group Ages. I also consult contemporary midrashim, such as
would like to thank our anonymous benefactor for the Rabbi Jill Hammer’s “Sisters at Sinai” (2004). In addition, I
many one-pound skeins of Caron yarn. It will be put to read history books about the ancient world. Hopefully,
great use in hats, scarves, and baby blankets. these sources give me some ideas for my midrash.

25th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Finally, I fire up my imagination and try to see biblical
Festival returns February 14 – March 3, 2021 events from my protagonist’s point of view. In next
month’s Pathfinder, I will present my new midrash entitled
Every Ticket is a Reserved Seat as “Eve’s Daughter.”
2021 Line Up Goes Virtual for the
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Torah Study meets virtually every Saturday morning at
Festival’s Silver Anniversary 9:00 am. See eNUZ for Zoom link and info. Please join us!
Celebration. The GPJFF will screen
over 30 films showcasing the best of Jewish life, history Matthew Kozinets
and heritage. Using innovative technologies, the virtual
festival will allow participants to easily build a flexible
customized schedule to see every film on the schedule.
Post-film interviews with filmmakers and experts on the
films’ subjects will be held seamlessly after many
screenings. For more information on the Festival or to
purchase tickets, please visit

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Fun at The Solel Preschool

Building blocks are one of the We love music and movement time, especially when we get to Peek-a-boo! Our foam climbing
best activities for early use the scarves! structures in the toddler
childhood. They encourage transition room make a good
development of language, hiding spot!
math concepts, facilitate
cooperation & are so much fun!

The winter time is perfect for icy themes, This class built a giant wall We may not have beaches in Arizona but
and activities like painting igloos. we still get to build in the sand in our
around one of their classmates sandbox.
using magna-tiles.

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Contributions We appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support Temple Solel by remembering and
honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions.

Annual Campaign  In memory of Joseph McFlicker  In memory of Arthur Brace
 A donation was made on behalf of Bellarri Adleman Michael Brace and Cynthia Moss

Dylan Bobba  In memory of Rose Lishinsky  In memory of Leonard Glazier
Dr. Dheeraj Bobba Michael Glazier
 In memory of Dianne Lishinsky
 In honor of Mrs. Anne Bloom  In memory of Evalyn Heavenrich
Michael Bloom  In memory of Harry Lishinsky Mrs. Barbara Neuman
Bernard Lishinsky
Cantorial Soloist Todd Herzog’s  In memory of Harold A. Colb, my father
 In memory of Jacob Fishman Nancijoy Weissman
Discretionary Fund Bob Fishman
 In memory of our kind, gracious, and  In memory of Nina Wolf
 In memory of Shirley Lipman Ralph and Leslie Seligmann
loving sister, Sarah R. Seltzer Bonnie Levitt
Dr. and Mrs. Bert and Betty Feingold  In memory of Cynthia Schultz
 In memory of Abe Rudberg Ray Sachs
 In honor of Zoe Moriah Oland’s Carol Brillman
Bat Mitzvah  In memory of Freda Keats
From the Olands—Jordan, Ann, Lucas,  In memory of my son-in-law,  In memory of Mortimer Keats
Zoe, and our dog, Leo Gregg Alpert
Carolyn Stevens Roy Keats
 In memory of Leo Kastner and  In memory of Rose Haber
David Johnson  A donation was made by
Leon and Lucy Wall and Family Charles Vogel Ruth LeGrand
 In memory of Emery Hertz
 Thank you so much for the beautiful  In memory of Sarah Levy
music for Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah David Levy Ruvane and Clara Grossman
Noah and Kathleen Horowitz  A donation was made by
 In memory of Emil Zvrava
Caring Community Fund Eugene and Linda Montgomery Shelby and Sybil Yastrow
 In honor of Friendship Chavurah  In memory of Josef Pruzhansky
 In memory of Stanley Garner
Alan and Beverly Nathan Fran Garner Simon and Lilia Paykin
 In honor of Friendship Chavurah  In memory of Benjamin Altwarg
 In memory of Raymond Cohen  In memory of Leroy Feig and
 In memory of Myron Cohen John Lawful Ted and Sharon Gordon
Fred and Betsy Lawful  A donation was made by
Bob Cohen and Dottie Braun Cohen
 A donation was made by our Chavurot  In memory of Betty Mink Theodore and Caroll Goldberg
 In memory of Mira Neimark
group—you do fantastic work!  In memory of Melissa Barron
Charles and Jane Vogel Herb and Judith Gold Yuri Sayapin and Ludmila Brigadier

 In honor of Lisa Banen and Scott Cohen  In memory of Samuel Bartick Jane and Bob Podall Library Fund
Erica Bonime Herbert Bartick  In memory of Evelyn Feffer
 In memory of Sandi Harte
 A donation was made by  In memory of Dr. Fred Banderoff
Karen Leff Howard and Paula Donsky Dennis and Alyce Helfman

 In memory of Leo Kastner and  In memory of Mollie Wechter Jim Waxenberg Youth Fund
David Johnson Ira and Myrna Wechter  In memory of Jim
Leon and Lucy Wall and Family
 In memory of Arthur Ruble Tobee Waxenberg
 In honor of Friendship Chavurah Ira Schwartz  In memory of Stephen Field
Leonard and Robin Balon
 In memory of Dr. Gloria Burke Marney Field
Dr. Gerald Becker Adult Education Fund Jerry and Farol Sax
 In memory of Edward W. Gottlieb Rabbi Linder’s Discretionary Fund
 In memory of Leon Winkelman  In memory of Lillian Alpert with
Allison Collins Judy Seplow
 In memory of Lester Ostrov gratitude to Rabbi
 A donation was made in appreciation of Arnie Alpert and Nancy Webb
Arnold and Judith Hoffman the course The Prophets
Kent Rissman and Linda Hulbert  A donation was made by
Endowment Fund Arthur R. Rosen
 In memory of Mary Crossman  In memory of Ben Kane
 In memory of Virginia Glascock Larry and Fern Kane  In memory of Rose Reisman‑Gross
Bob and Ellen Kant
Avery Crossman  In memory of Stanley Garner
Lauren Garner  In memory of Ida Lamden
General Fund Dick and Fran Lamden
 In memory of thelma Durzweil  In memory of Sarah Brody
Leslie Schwartz  In memory of Ellen Gold
Allan Korn Dick Harte
 A contribution was made for good
health to Dottie Braun-Cohen  Thank you for the great Shabbat
Marcia Feinstein services and other programs
Ellie Krumholz
 A donation was made by
Martin and Cynthia Galbut  In loving memory of Cary Segal
Howard and Kay Segal
 In memory of Harry S. lewis
Marvin and Barbara Chassin

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Contributions (Cont’d)

 Thank you and Happy 2021  In memory of Jean Rosen  In memory of Steven Becker, Randall
Jeffrey and Deborah Kay Martin and Rollie Rosen Becker, Elmer Becker, Libby Lanson, and
Erwin Lanson
 In memory of Leo Kastner and  A donation was made by
David Johnson Paul Zatulove  In celebration of Evan Lanson’s birth and
Leon and Lucy Wall and Family Vivienne and Benjamin Walker
 In memory of Dr. Allen Stone and turning 2 yrs old
 In gratitude for Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah Harry Stone Stuart and Debbie Lanson
Noah and Kathleen Horowitz Phyllis Stone
Temple Solel Hardship Relief Fund
 A donation was made by Social Action Family Promise Fund  In memory of Bernie Weinberg
Noel and Anne Fidel  A donation was made by
Frank and Becky Weinberg
 In memory of Lillian Smith Lauren Gorman  In memory of Mal Lazinsk
Norman and Frani Wolfe  In memory of Rose Duboe
 In memory of Udell Duboe Mike and Lauren Meyer
 In loving memory of Moe Klein  A donation was made by
 In loving memory of Rosalie Spiegel Lesley Lustgarten
 A donation was made by Noah and Kathleen Horowitz
Rick and Judy Spiegel  In memory of Robert Spiegel
 In honor of Evelyn Feffer Saramae Teich
Steve and Shari Cohen Norman and Frani Wolfe
Sharon Ronstadt Steven Cohen  A donation was made for
 In memory of Sandi Harte
Social Action Fund Giving Tuesday
Dick Harte  In honor of Aaron Horowitz’s Saramae Teich
 In loving memory of Jerry Traister
bar mitzvah  In honor of Toby and Steven Gerst
Terre Traister Claire Horowitz  In honor of Dennis and Alyce Helfman
 In memory of Goldie Ziegelman
Solel Preschool Fund Mat Kozinets
Friedman  In memory of our Father, Murray Wlody
Steven Cohen Donations received after
Sandy and Ginger Wlody
Rabbi Stiel’s Discretionary Fund December 31, 2020 will be printed in the

 In memory of Leo Kastner and next issue of the Pathfinder.
David Johnson
Leon and Lucy Wall and Family

The “Go To” List at Temple Solel

Call Temple Solel at 480.991.7414 and refer to extensions below.

Birthdays/Anniversary Information ........... Joan Giannini [email protected] ext. 127
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Raker Religious School ............................... Tobee Waxenberg [email protected] ......... ext. 123
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Kaddish will be recited on Erev Shabbat on the following dates:

February 5, 2021 February 19, 2021

Frank Amendola Harry Gurland Nison Paykin Stanley Bodker Louis S. Hoffman Edward Schacter
Sutta Bartick Miriam Hait Albert Plotkin Zelda Bohm Amelie Huth Robert Schuller
Adolf Berkovics Sue Koslow Sylvia Polayes Rosa Colb Ann Hyman David Schwartz
Sam Bernstein Joan Kreisler Fay Raboy Den Davis Nettie Kaner Mannie Schwartz

Saul Cohen Molly Kreitzer Sam Rifkin Ruth Fein Edward Linder Marvin Schwartz
Sylvia Cohen Gertrude Levine Mae Rovins Elliot Feinberg Elias Markowitz Nathan Shafran
Meyer Cohen Michael Levitan Harry Rudin Robert Flood Sylvester Matthias Leila Shaw
Sidney Dickstein Ruth Lippman Henry Sayrs Sophie Gold Marvin Polakof Ronald Shellow
Alan Epstein Sophie Lurie Frederick Scherr Sol Goldberg Ruth Press Carole Silverman
Becky Epstein Helene Maier Gerry Schneiderman Terry Goldberg Herman Press Alice Simensky
Helen Feingold Shirlee Matisoff Larry Silverton Selma Golub Joan Rabin Jack Stotsky

Nancy Fishman Rebecca Miller Leah Suckle Allison Hagerdon Louis Reitman William Tatcher
Jack Fox Francis Miller Mary Wasserman Walter Hass Ruth Rice Benjamin Wasserman
Irving Freidenreich Tova Moshe Lillian Weitzenkorn Marvin Hatfield Pearl Rifkin Michael Weiss
Bernice Gardner Joe Moss Roberta White Jules Hertz Phyllis Robbins Sena Zinn
Steve Garretson Fannie Ostrov Shirley Zatulove Hannah Hirsch

February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021

Carolyn Becker Arlene Hartzberg Betty Schwartz Naomi Achtman Meyer Greenberg Dorothy Matlock
Ann Bernstein Belle Hecht Ethel Seeskin Orly Bentur Sarah Hoffman Yitzchak Nadler
Belle Bloom Harry Higgins Paul Seifferlein Bruce Berg Emanuel Kant Sidney Pearlman
Al Bookspan Irene Kahn Joseph Sherman Marvin Blechman Elizabeth Kant Eli Perlo

Stanley Dickman Max Kroot Ethel Sill Alexander Burger Vivian Kantor Benjamin Pienknagura
Arthur Ehrenreich Henry Krumholz Bernard Slaton Mary White Carp Ruth Kantor Henryk Radecki
Sadie Eisenberg Clara Linhart Edythe Smith Jack Charney Milton Kaplan Arlene Scult
Mel Engel Saralee Lober Marion Splaver Kenneth Dickstein Karla Karrar Lillian Slogoff
Harold Feingold Donna Mahler Irene Stein Daniel Epstein Abe Kaufman L. Jerome Sokolski
Norma Garfield Isaac Menaged Sarah Varon Murray Feldberg Rhoda Kay Isaac Strickstein
Robert Garfield Harriet Miller Betty Weinstein Lena Fishman Harry Leinwohl Anna Weber

Kenneth Gerst Lena Rabinowitz Gus Weinstock Sigmund Friedman Dean Lewis Nathan Wechter
Senta Glash Henry Reuss Martha Wolfe Betsy Giller Shari Lewis Naomi Weiner
Ben Goldwasser Nestor Roos Ruth Wolfe Esther Goldman Amy Lezberg Celia Weinstein
Bernard Greenberg Sarah Schiller Sam Woloshin Herbert Gordon Jeanette Lustgarten Isak Wekselman
Leda Hanin Goldye Schuller Bernard Zweig Mildred Gorman


We Mourn the Loss of:

 Jerry Traister, husband of Terre Traister
 Gloria Weisman, mother of Jim (Miriam) Weisman
 Evelyn Feffer
 Sandi Harte, wife of Dick Harte
 Rubin Sabin, husband of Elaine Sabin
 Rose Amendola

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we have toPolefafesre—niotetemtshcahtadnugee with the Rabbi John A. Linder [email protected] x.122 Rabbi
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Doreen Feldberg .................................................................................................... President
Don’t forgwetwbwab.tyemgifptlse,swoeledld.oinrg presents Rae Rader................................................................Executive Vice President - Social Action
Stephen Slogoff.............................................................................Vice President - Accounts
and even afboeraduettifauillsmoenzwzuhzeanh. We also Larry Fink ................................................................. Vice President - Trustee Development
have jaenwdelloryvtehtoleymGhoiefstettSehysoos upgriwfetsivl.lery want and Lauren Brown.............................................................................. Vice President - Education
need Larry Cohen...............................................................Vice President - Facilities and Security
reopen for business. Brian Weinberger.........................................................Vice President - Legal and Contracts
The Gift Shop is open several times during Bobbi Moss ............................................................................................................ Secretary
Phil Hawkes............................................................................................................Treasurer
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480.991.7414 before you stop in so that Madelaine Berg Lisa Lerner TSTY Co-presidents:
Bettina Chow Robert Lipson Ariel Eisen
we may be able to assist you. Eve Danoff Eric Mininberg Drew Kolber
Judy Gold Howard Rosen

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The temple will cheerfully accept any Peter Pishko [email protected] x.124 Executive Director
returns for store credit only. Jacquelyn Null Engagement Specialist
Thank You! Tobee Waxenberg [email protected] x.128 Director of Raker Rel. School
Elis Legler Raker Religious School Coord.
Torah Portions/Candle Lighting Times Noni Clark [email protected] x.123
Joan Giannini Controller
February 5/Yitro/Exodus 18:1–20:23/5:46pm Jelena Santiago [email protected] x.121 Office Manager
February 12/Mishpatim/Exodus 21:1−24:18/5:52pm Mary Ann Bloom Executive Assistant
February 19/T’rumah/Exodus 25:1−27:19/5:59pm Sonya Placencia [email protected] x.125 Director of Early Childhood Ed.
February 26/T’tzaveh/Exodus 27:20−30:10/6:05pm Kathleen Manahan Preschool Billing & Office Asst.
Alberto Mena [email protected] x.127 Education Assistant
Vojo Stanisic Facility Manager
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