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Published by Temple Solel, 2020-11-02 11:37:13

November 2020 Pathfinder

November 2020 Pathfinder

Ta Sh’ma—Come and Learn!

Learning is the bedrock of Judaism and the Introduction to Judaism (Tuesdays, January 19-April 27):
Though typically populated by those exploring Judaism on a
lifeblood of the Jewish people. We coalesced as a path to conversion, this is a wonderful class for anyone within
people 3,500 years ago when we received those the Solel community who wants to brush up, or learn for the
two stone tablets Moses carried down the slopes first time, the breadth of the Jewish story, from the Hebrew
of Mt. Sinai. Just think of it, we are part of an Bible down through the ages to today. Taught by Rabbi Stiel,
unbroken chain of Jewish learners dating back to Moses! Rabbi Linder, and other Reform rabbis in Phoenix. Visit
Temple Solel’s strength comes from immersing ourselves in ReformJudaism.org/intro/AZ. Ta Sh’ma—Come and Learn!
the ever-flowing and evolving stream of Torah—then living
those words in the real world. Mini-Series Programs:

Following are all the ways, within our Temple Solel Rabbi Debbie Stiel–October 13, 20, 27, 7:00-8:30 pm
community, we can grow in knowledge and sacred November 10: Tikkun Middot Practice: Tikkun Middot practice
relationships. The rabbis of the Talmud call to us, Ta Sh’ma— is an ancient form of Jewish spirituality which focuses on the
Come and Learn! development of ethical soul traits (middot) to attain personal
and communal holiness. Through this middot work, we will
Torah Study (Weekly): We explore the weekly Torah portion, cultivate qualities we want to enhance within ourselves.
adding our voice to the intergenerational conversation going
back to Mt. Sinai. All are welcome – no previous experience Rabbi John Linder–December 1, 8, 15, 22, 7:00-8:30 pm
needed. Taught by Rabbi Linder, Rabbi Stiel and the wonderful Biblical Prophets: Who were they then? What Can We Learn
teachers in our Torah Study Community. Ta Sh’ma—Come and From Them Today? (Part I) Rabbi Linder will put the prophets
Learn! into a biblical/historical context, bring attention to what the
prophets had in common, what their particular, respective
Lunch and Learn (Weekly): The teacher chooses from a range missions were, and become familiar with many of the
of topics and texts, all connected to Judaism, the Jewish prophets.
people, our place in the world, our millenia to today. Taught
by Rabbi Linder, Rabbi Stiel, Judy Schaffert, and guest rabbis/ Rabbi Debbie Stiel–February 2, 9, 16, 23 ,7:00-8:30 pm
scholars. Ta Sh’ma—Come and Learn! Hot Topics! Rabbi Stiel will explore relevant issues of today
through a Jewish lens. For example: Ethics of War/What’s a
Meditation (Weekly): This is a 30 minute gift to give yourself. Just War, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Ethical Kashrut,
Led by Rabbi Linder and Rabbi Stiel, they will invite you, Tattoos and Body Piercing. Jewish values can help us navigate
though breath, posture, and contemplatives readings, to the challenges of our current age.
release tensions and anxieties, and receive the healing love
that surrounds us. Ta Sh’ma—Come and Relax! Rabbi John Linder–March 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:00-8:30pm : Biblical
Prophets: Who were they then? What Can We Learn From
Adult B’nai Mitzvah Cohort (Weekly): This is a wonderful 2 Them Today? (Part II) See description for Part I
year journey, culminating in each participant becoming a bar
or bat mitzvah! No prior knowledge of Hebrew required (and it You are this generation’s link in the Jewish chain
never hurts to brush up)! You will be amazed how quickly Ta Sh’ma—Come and Learn!
you’ll be able to read the Hebrew prayers for Shabbat! Then to
read from the Torah scroll! You will also become more Rabbi John A. Linder
Jewishly literate in Torah, Jewish history, rituals, and holidays.
The Adult B’nai Mitzvah Cohort is taught by Temple Solel Please refer to your weekly eNUZ email newsletter
member and master teacher, Jerry Friedman. One of your regarding registration information and links for any of the
classmates will be our beloved Executive Director, Peter
Pishko—join him! Ta Sh’ma—Come and Learn and become a events you see listed here and within this Pathfinder.
bar/bat mitzvah!

THE MISSION OF TEMPLE SOLEL IS TO BE A VIBRANT, INCLUSIVE AND
ENGAGED REFORM COMMUNITY, GROUNDED IN RELATIONSHIPS AND DEEDS,

AND ELEVATED BY SHABBAT AND TORAH.

2 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

Greyson Lantin Beckett, son of Michelle and Justin Beckett, will become a bar

mitzvah on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:30 am. Greyson attends Madison Meadows
and enjoys playing and watching football, spending time with his family and dog, and

recording YouTube Madden videos. For his mitzvah project,
Greyson raised $2,000 for the Clean Water Project which provides
pellets to turn dirty water into drinkable water all over the world.

Hailey Eliana Glicksman, daughter of Michelle and Daniel

Glicksman, will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, November 14, 2020
at 4:00 pm. Hailey attends Mountainside Middle School and enjoys
theater, dancing, singing, volunteering, and participating in student
government. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and animals. For her
mitzvah project, she continues to give back by volunteering with Valley nonprofits
through National Charity League.

Sophia Nitza Fireman, daughter of Jill Fireman and Gabriel Fireman, will become

a bat mitzvah on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:30 am. Sophia
attends Archway Veritas Preparatory Academy and enjoys drawing,
reading, skate boarding, bike riding, and Mancala.

Aaron Joseph Horowitz, son of Noah and Kathleen

Horowitz, will become a bar mitzvah on Saturday, November
28, 2020 at 10:30 am. Aaron attends Cocopah Middle School
and enjoys baseball, math, reading, and running. For his mitzvah project, Aaron collected
over 1,000 pounds of food and water for St. Mary’s Food Bank.

NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

Arthur and Doreen Alexander................. 41 yrs Adam and Mindy Lang .........................18 yrs
Andrew and Sarah Barroway .................... 2 yrs Stuart and Debbie Lanson....................41 yrs
Harvey and Sandy Belfer......................... 56 yrs Fred and Betsy Lawful..........................29 yrs
Josh Bendor and Erin Scharff-Bendor ..... 10 yrs Jeremy and Elisabeth Lee ....................24 yrs
Gary and Wendy Birnbaum..................... 37 yrs Brian and Laura Magee........................11 yrs
Rick and Laura Bistrow............................ 35 yrs Ron and Laura Miller............................45 yrs
Mark and Jessica Brodie ......................... 14 yrs Karen Owens........................................32 yrs
Bob and Jo Ann Burgess.......................... 28 yrs Ed and Kathy Perlstein .........................14 yrs
Irv and Bunnie Cohen ............................. 49 yrs Josh and Erin Rawitch ..........................16 yrs
Andrew and Robin Erlich ........................ 41 yrs Jim and Sheryl Rednor .........................31 yrs
Ara and Iris Feinstein ................................ 8 yrs David and Marilyn Reinherz.................50 yrs
Josh and Kristin Friedman....................... 17 yrs Michael and Judy Schaffert..................35 yrs
Michael Glazier and Jody Brown............... 6 yrs Arlie and Paula Sherman......................69 yrs
Michelle and Dan Glicksman................... 21 yrs Alan and Nancy Siegel..........................30 yrs
Jason and Melissa Goldenberg ............... 16 yrs Perry Simons and Melanie Rich ...........37 yrs
Benjamin and Danielle Gross .................... 7 yrs Gil Speyer and Rachel Hernandez ........16 yrs
Eric Stewart and Jamie Heller ................... 4 yrs David and Marnee Spierer ...................25 yrs
Gary and Shari Horowitz ......................... 11 yrs Charles and Sarah Superfon.................17 yrs
Lindsay Jacobs and Jonathan Snaza .......... 6 yrs Harvey and Barbara Wasserman .........18 yrs
David and Lauren Kay ............................. 16 yrs Adam and Joy Weber...........................17 yrs
Rick and Sharon Keller ............................ 53 yrs Ben and Kim Weber .............................13 yrs
Don and Joyce Krusky ............................. 55 yrs

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 3

Thanksgiving (In Advance)
I have been doing a meditation recently
difficult to hold onto resentment when you feel so blessed

where you put yourself in the position of to be alive. Ultimately, this reinforces our connection to

already having received that which you seek. God as well. According to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:

It’s not enough to merely visualize it, but “Though you don’t have to be religious to be grateful,
there is something about belief in God as creator of the
you also have to feel emotionally how you think you will
feel when you are in that place. So, the question universe, shaper of history and author of the laws of life
becomes… how do I know what I will feel like if I have not that directs and facilitates our gratitude. It is hard to feel
yet experienced it? While I may not know exactly how I grateful to a universe that came into existence for no
will feel, I can be pretty sure that gratitude will be present reason and is blind to us and our fate. It is precisely our
in that moment. To quote Dr. Joe Dispenza, “And can you faith in a personal God that gives force and focus to our
teach your body emotionally what it would feel like to thanks.”
believe in this way… to be empowered… to be moved by

your own greatness… to be invincible… to have courage… The best part of all of this is that we don’t have to wait for

to be in love with life… to feel unlimited… to live as if your a special holiday like Thanksgiving… or even for our

prayers are already answered?... ” prayers to be answered, in order to feel grateful. Our

Fortunately, for us as Jews, gratitude is already baked into minds are incredibly powerful in allowing us to experience
our tradition. We begin each day by thanking God for our even that which we have not materialized in the physical
bodies, for our souls, for being granted the opportunity to world. We can close our eyes and have the experience of
live another day. This gratitude, especially as we begin our prayers being answered right now, in this moment.

each day, shapes our focus and our approach to life. We I wish you much gratitude and fulfillment in the days to

are able to remain in a positive state throughout the come.

course of the day. Also, gratitude tends to block out other Todd Herzog

negative emotions, such as resentment and hatred. It’s Cantorial Soloist

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS BIRTHS

 Esta Mitchell  Raegan Maya Mantel, first great granddaughter of
 Neil and Peggy Trachtenberg Sandy Goodman

 Benjamin Raz Legler, son of Elis and Adam Legler

Important Office Closure Caring Community News
Information!
During the deliveries of the High Holy Day bags, we
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 identified a need that we would like to address. Many of
Wednesday, November 25, 2020–Close at 1:00 pm our senior congregants live alone and are extremely
isolated during this pandemic. We noticed how excited
Thursday, November 26, 2020 they were to have communication and connection with
Friday, November 27, 2020 their fellow temple members. To that end we would like to
begin an initiative to have our volunteers make reach-out
calls to these folks on Erev Shabbat to make them feel
more connected to our community. This is what “Caring” is
all about. If you would like a call or would like to volunteer
for this initiative, please email [email protected]

Dottie Braun-Cohen

Coordinator

4 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

The Solel Preschool

November is my favorite time of the year. 3. Say no from time to time. If a child always get a
reward, they may begin to learn that life is about
Fall is here and the weather is beautiful. The endless rewards. They need to understand that
crispness of the air is refreshing and rewards are not something to take for granted.
comforting. We survived the summer heat.
The craziness for the holiday season hasn’t 4. Teach children that things aren’t most important in
kicked in completely. There are still free life. With so much advertising this is a hard concept
evenings, time to ponder the lessons of the year before we for children to understand. Talk about less tangible
start a new one. Such a lovely time to reflect on friendship, things that you’re thankful for, like being with friends,
family and, with Thanksgiving approaching, consider all the having good food or having fun with the family.
blessings for which we should be grateful.
5. Make children work for what they want. It’s easy to
November is also the National Month of Gratitude. A take the good things in life for granted when they
Jewish word for gratitude is hakarat hatov—it means to come to us without effort. When kids are given
see the good in the world and to be grateful for what you everything they want on demand it’s easy for them to
have. Hakarat Hatov is really bigger than gratitude, it’s feel entitled instead of grateful. Ask for help around
recognition for the things we have and the people we the house. Age appropriate chores can help children
sometimes take for granted. develop a sense of thankfulness.

Try these five ways to help teach your preschooler about These are some practical ideas for teaching kids to have a
gratitude this month- more grateful perspective on life. I am sure that together
we could think of many more.
1. Talk about gratitude. Model gratitude in your daily
life. Say thank you. Go around the table each night and Mary Ann Bloom
have everyone discuss the good things that happened
in their day. Director of Early Childhood Education

2. Teach children to help others. Children love to feel Upcoming dates to Remember:
helpful, so give them an opportunity by suggesting
they donate a toy, food or clothing to another child in  November 6: Tot Shabbat
need. After COVID, they can participate in a volunteer  November 11: No Preschool, Veteran’s Day
event with the family.  November 25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break, No Preschool

The “Go To” List at Temple Solel

Call Temple Solel at 480.991.7414 and refer to extensions below.

Birthdays/Anniversary Information........... Joan [email protected].... ext. 127
Building Rental/Facilities ........................... Jacquelyn Null [email protected] ..................... ext. 128
K’hilot......................................................... Jacquelyn Null [email protected] ..................... ext. 128
Committee Participation............................ Jacquelyn Null [email protected] ..................... ext. 128
Donations................................................... Joan [email protected].... ext. 127
Dues Adjustments...................................... Peter Pishko [email protected] ext. 124
Dues Payments/ Billing Issues ................... Joan [email protected].... ext. 127
Illness/Caring Community.......................... Jelena [email protected] ext. 126
Meeting Scheduling/Calendar ................... Jacquelyn Null [email protected] ..................... ext. 128
Membership .............................................. Peter Pishko [email protected] ext. 124
Pathfinder Questions................................. Peter Pishko [email protected] ext. 124
The Solel Preschool.................................... Mary Ann Bloom [email protected] ext. 163
Rabbinic Scheduling................................... Jelena [email protected] ext. 126
Raker Religious School............................... Tobee Waxenberg [email protected] ......... ext. 123
Volunteers ................................................. Jacquelyn Null [email protected] ..................... ext. 128
Yahrzeit Information.................................. Jelena [email protected] ext. 126

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 5

Education at Temple Solel

As we are facing unprecedented times, it has a perfect balance allowing families to participate in
services and engage with each other. Meanwhile, Adult
been amazing to see the innovation and education continues to provide wonderful options such as
dedication that has taken the education the new mini-course with Rabbi Stiel and Torah study.
community by storm. As students have faced
uncertainty, teachers have met them with As the Vice President of Education on the Temple Solel
creativeness, parents have become teachers, Board, it is an honor to lead an Education Committee
and community building has occurred from afar. The Solel alongside Rebecca Goldberg, that can offer support to
community has continued to strive to use best practices these wonderful programs. As a school psychologist and
not only in terms of Jewish education but also in terms of the current Director of Support Services at an amazing
health, safety, social-emotional support, and education. private non-profit school for students with learning
disabilities in the valley, I look forward to meetings with
We are so thankful for Rabbi Linder, Rabbi Stiel, Tobee, many members whom I know and respect both
and Mary Ann who lead the Adult, Religious, and professionally and personally through Temple Solel.
Preschool Education programs at Temple Solel. Despite the Additionally, there are so many wonderful dedicated
many changes these programs faced, so much hard work community members that bring a variety of insights and
was put into place to keep the meaning and the warmth expertise to the table. As we enter this new year, a year
that is integral to our Solel community. The Solel Preschool where many of us have thought more about education
has been an example in the community of a safe than we have in the past, we wanted to welcome any Solel
reopening with a comprehensive plan. Raker Religious member interested in supporting education at Solel to join
school has continued remotely and is constantly looking at our Education Committee. Please reach out to
best practices to upgrade technology integration and use [email protected] if you are interested in being
collaborative learning in a remote setting. They have also part of the regular meetings.
added optional individual Hebrew lessons that have
allowed so many to access top-notch personalized Thank you,
tutoring. While many B’nai Mitzvah were rescheduled and
held in a way families never imagined, our youth stepped Lauren Brown, Ed.M, NCSP
up and made us all proud, even if we were beaming from
our living rooms. The family High Holy Day services created Vice President of Education–Temple Solel Board

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has contributed to this year’s annual campaign. There is
still time to participate. If you haven’t done so already, please use the form below and the self-
addressed return envelope contained inside this newsletter to make your contribution.
Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

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Pledge options Include:
1. Go to www.templesolel.org to contribute online.
2. Fill out this card and mail / submit with payment to Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Name: ______________________________________________ Phone Number: _______________________________
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Thank you for supporting your Temple Solel community!

6 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

Temple Solel Book Club

Rosh Chodesh Kislev Dear Fellow Book Lovers,

A Gathering for All Women After the busyness of the holidays it was heavenly to
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 discuss A Pigeon and a Boy on October 20 with all of you.
Dennis Helfman, thank you for your leadership in
6:15 pm Online Schmooze presenting and moderating the conversation.
6:30 pm Program
There will be no Solel Book Club meeting in November. I
This month, temple member Helene Weitzenkorn will lead do want to encourage you to get started, however, on our
us in learning about the fascinating history of December 15 selection, Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, to
Doña Gracia Nasi. be introduced by Robert Wardy. Daniel Deronda is
somewhat longer than our usual selections, so you may
Doña Gracia Nasi (c. 1510–1569) was among the most want to start reading before the next issue of the
formidable figures of the Sephardi world in the sixteenth Pathfinder arrives.
century. Her dramatic life began in Portugal, where she
was born into a Jewish family whose members had recently George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans (1819-
been forcibly baptized. It ended in Constantinople after a 1880), who was a leading writer of the Victorian era. She
career that brought her renown as a shrewd and wrote seven novels, including Adam Bede, The Mill on the
resourceful businesswoman, a leader of the Sephardi Floss, Silas Marner, and Middlemarch, most set in
diaspora, and a generous benefactor of Jewish enterprises. provincial England and featuring realism and psychological
-Jewish Women’s Archives insight. Evans used a male pen name to be taken more
seriously than romance writers of the day and to shield her
Each month, Rabbi Stiel will lead us at the end of the unconventional private life--living with a man married to
program in prayers and thoughts for the new Hebrew another woman for more than twenty years—from public
month! We will meet on Zoom. Join us for learning and scrutiny.
friendship. Register at Zoom link tinyurl.com/
RoshChodesh20-21. The title character of Daniel Deronda discovers during the
story that he is a Jew, which was no small matter in 1876
Live Stream Reminder England. The novel weaves two stories, one about
Gwendolen, who grows from a self-centered young beauty
Temple Solel records/live streams Friday Night and to a thoughtful adult, and the other about Daniel, the
Shabbat Morning Services to accommodate family and adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes
friends of our community who may be unable to attend in fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing
person. While the camera is primarily focused on the Jewish philosopher named Mordecai and his sister Mirah.
Bimah and other areas at the front of the sanctuary, According to one reviewer on Amazon.com, "Eliot's tender
others in attendance may be seen on the live stream and portrait of Mordecai is considered by some critics to be
recorded. If you have any reservations about your image one of the most sympathetic treatments of a Jewish
being streamed or recorded for others to view, please let character in Victorian literature."
someone know so that we may attempt to seat you in an
area less likely to be on the live stream and recording. If you do not already receive emails from the book club,
Please note, however, that we are unable to guarantee please send your email address to [email protected]
that your image will not appear. We apologize for any to get on the list and to receive the Zoom link for the
inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. meeting.

Happy Thanksgiving and grateful reading,

Judy Schaffert

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 7

Meet and Greet Rabbi Stiel at “Fertility Rituals” at
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Torah Study

Tuesday, November 10 at 4:00-5:00pm In Torah Study this month, we read the stories of our
Reservation Required matriarchs and patriarchs – Sarah, Abraham, Isaac,
Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, and Leah. The Torah portrays them
Please come meet Rabbi Debbie Stiel and enjoy the as semi-nomadic shepherds, living in tents and grazing
beautiful fall weather. We are setting up a small outdoor sheep, and occasionally growing some crops. To enhance
gathering for congregants to get to talk with Rabbi Stiel in- their efforts, they perform mitzvot which have the same
person. We will be physically distant but still close enough effect as ancient fertility rituals. Through songs, prayers,
to chat. Bring your mask, a cold drink (if you like), and a acts of kindness – and a little bit of magic – our ancestors
folding chair. We will meet at McCormick-Stillman Railroad welcome the flow of creative energy into the world, the
Park at the intersection of E. Indian Bend and Scottsdale procreative force that continually refills the earth.
Roads. Rabbi Stiel will be under one of the trees near the In Parshat Vayera, for example, Sarah and Abraham provide
covered picnic benches/gazebo area at the southeast side rest and a delicious meal to three strangers who approach
of the park (when you walk onto the grounds, go left and their tent. Grateful for this hospitality, the strangers offer a
look for the gazebos). Rabbi Stiel will share some of her fertility blessing: “In due time, your wife Sarah shall have a
background and look forward to learning about you. We child!” (Genesis 18:10). This blessing comes true.
will keep the group small (no more than 10), so sign up Likewise, in Parshat Toledot, Isaac makes a peace treaty
early! To reserve your spot, visit tinyurl.com/ with his neighbors. Grateful for his efforts, they say: “From
meetRabbiStiel to sign up. now on, be you blessed of the Lord!” The next day, a well
that Isaac had previously dug suddenly produces water,
Did You Know??? thereby ensuring bountiful crops (Genesis 26:23-33).
Additionally, in Parshat Vayetze, Rachel eats mandrakes to
Erev Shabbat Services are available via awaken her fertility; and Jacob uses fresh sprouts of poplar
live stream on your home PC! and almond to influence the mating of his sheep (Genesis
30:14, 30:37).
Go to www.templesolel.org and click on We read these stories in the fall because they coincide with
the services link to join us. the beginning of a new agricultural season. Following the
harvest of Sukkot, farmers plow their fields. Soon
afterward, winter rains return, and a new crop of seeds is
sown. Even though the days of autumn get shorter and
darker, it is a time of year when fresh, fertile energy pours
into the world. May we open our hearts to it and welcome
it in, with joy, hope, and love.
Torah Study meets virtually every Saturday morning at
9:00 am. See eNUZ for Zoom link and info. Please join us!

Matthew Kozinets

8 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

Welcome Baby Legler!

Proud parents, Elis and Adam Legler, are happy to announce the birth of their son,
Benjamin Raz Legler. Benjamin was born Thursday, October 8, 2020, weighing
6 lbs 12 oz and 19-1/2 inches long. We wish the new family well.

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 9

Fall Fun at The Solel Preschool

Our preschoolers really enjoyed the festival of Sukkot this year and had fun shaking the lulav,
holding the etrog, making paper chains for the sukkah, while learning along the way!

10 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

Temple Solel Endowment Foundation

Securing Our Future | November 2020

Benefit of Giving Appreciated Real Estate or Securities versus Cash

As 2020 draws to a close and you go through year-end tax When the trust ends, assets in the trust will pass to the non-
planning, you may want to consider Charitable Planning charitable remainder person or persons you have specified,
Vehicles as part of that process. usually a child or grandchild.

Long-term Capital Gain Property is deductible at fair Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) or Charitable
market value up to 30% of your adjusted gross income Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT)
with the excess deductible in future years (up to 5 future When a charitable remainder unitrust is established, a donor
years) transfers property to an irrevocable trust, but retains (either
for himself or for one or more non-charitable beneficiaries) a
Charitable Planning Vehicles variable annuity (payments that can vary in amount, but are
a fixed percentage) from that trust. At the end of a specified
 Charitable Lead Unitrust (CLUT) or Annuity Trust term, or upon death of the beneficiary (or beneficiaries, and
(CLAT) (A donation of $1,000,000 of real estate to a the donor and the donor’s spouse can be the beneficiaries),
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust could generate a the remainder interest in the property passes to the
charitable deduction of $900,000+) Endowment Foundation.

 Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) or Annuity The principal difference between a charitable remainder
Trust (CRAT) unitrust and a charitable remainder annuity trust is that a
unitrust pays a varying annuity. In other words, the amount
Charitable Lead Trust (CLUT) or Charitable Lead Annuity paid is likely to change each year. The payable amount is
Trust (CLAT) based on annual fluctuations in the value of the trust’s
When a term-of-years CLUT is established, a donor property. As it goes up, so does the annuity that is paid each
transfers an asset to an irrevocable trust. Temple Solel year. If it drops in value, so will the annuity. No sum can be
Endowment Foundation (“Endowment Foundation”) paid except the fixed percentage during the term of the
receives variable annuity payments from the trust for the trust, and at the end of the term of the trust, the entire
term of years specified. (That means each year the value of balance of the trust’s assets must be paid to the Endowment
the trust’s assets is re-determined). For example, if the Foundation.
trust is worth $1,000,000 when you create it and you have
given the Endowment Foundation a 6% annuity, it will Hoping this information is helpful. As always, we suggest
receive $60,000 in the first year. If the trust doubles in you discuss these strategies with your estate attorney and
value in the second year, the Endowment Foundation will tax advisor to determine what might be appropriate for your
still receive 6% - but of $2,000,000, i.e. $120,000. Of situation.
course, if the value of the trust in the third-year falls to
only $500,000, the Endowment Foundation receives 6% of Jim Moss
$500,000, or, $30,000.
Treasurer, Temple Solel Endowment Foundation

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 11

Thank You!

Volunteer Recognition Upcoming Speakers & Topics

Volunteers are an essential part of Temple Solel. We would like Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:00am
to thank the following volunteers for their time and efforts: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Birthday Calls Lisa Trotta “39 Ways to Repair the World!”
Arlene Bonime Nancy Weinstein
Gail Zucker Tuesday, November 10, 1:00-2:00 pm
Knitting for a Purpose Rabbi David Wolpe
Arlene Bonime Magen Masks
Carol Brillman Toby Gerst “Politics and Torah: What Should We Learn From One
Jill Loebel Debbie Seplow About the Other”
Beverly Nathan Jane Marks
Margie Rahilly Esther Zack Monday, November 16, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Linda Ribnik Ted Kort Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin
Beth Sennett Stephen Gerst
“Can an Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Work?”
Would you like to volunteer at some point in the future?
We’d love to have you! Email [email protected], and we’ll Thursday, November 19, 1:00-2:00 pm
add you to our volunteer email list for upcoming opportunities. Prof. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

“Judaism and the Environmental Crisis”

Monday, November 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

“For In the Image of God Was Adam Created – Jewish
Attitudes to the ‘Other’: Xenophobic Bias vs. Expansive

Inclusion in the Judaic Tradition”

Classes cost $18 per person, per session, and you must
register to participate. Learn more and register at
www.valleybeitmidrash.org.

Social Action at Solel

Temple Solel volunteers fed 9 families, 40 people, residing Jacquelyn Null and Michael Johnson
in the Family Promise Day Center, for the week of October Sharon Levine
11-17. Generous donations help provide groceries, meals Allison Collins
and even Halloween costumes. October volunteers: Milly Kaplan
Susan Wine and Bob Ransom
Judy Schaffert Dottie Braun Cohen
Jill Resnick Mary Ann Bloom
Barbara Neuman Sue Silvert
Janice Feldstein Linda Ribnik
Nancy Wise
Rae and Frank Rader Our next congregational host week is December 20–26. If
Joan Matlock you would like to volunteer, please email me at
Martha Lieberman [email protected] or give me a call at
Wendy Chovnick 602.692.8080.
Barbara Chassin
Phil and Marilyn Hawkes Rae Rader
Melissa Gulinson
Bunny Cohen Social Action Executive Vice President-Temple Solel Board

12 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

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

Art @ Solel Fund  In memory of your beloved brother,  In memory of Gregg Alpert
 In memory of Robert J Ornstein Norman Parker Judith Alpert
Len and Robin Balon
Josh and Pam Ornstein  In memory of Pauline Marcus Levine
 In memory of Norman Parker Judy Schaffert
Cantorial Soloist Todd Herzog's Paul and Marnee Solon
 In memory of Frederick Huth
Discretionary Fund Edward and Celia Linder Interfaith Kit Cassak
 A donation was made by
Bridge-building Fund  In memory of Lee Allen Harris
Esther Zack  A donation was made by Lucas/Harris Families
 Thank you for the beautiful High
Frank and Becky Weinberg  In memory of Isabella Brigadier
Holy Days services  In honor of Rabbi John Linder Ludmila Brigadier
Marlene and Scott Tucker
Gary and Nancy Levy  In memory of Hilda Henig
 In honor of Todd Herzog and his  In honor of Rabbi John Linder Maxine Henig
beautiful music.
Avery Crossman Sonia Levinthal  In memory of Beatrice B. Perlo
 In memory of Rabbi Mark Shapiro Philip and Gloria Cowen
 In memory of Todd’s stepfather
Aaron and Diana Turk Jackie Rosenbloom  In memory of Walter Seligmann
 In memory of Celia Shatkin Linder Ralph and Leslie Seligmann
 In memory of Mr. Dan Friedman
Esther Zack Rabbi John and Nancy Linder  In memory of Dragon Moises
The Isaac and Dragon Family
 In memory of Sylvia Wall General Fund
Leon and Lucia Wall  In memory of Gregg David Alpert
 A donation was made by The Magee Family
 In memory of Mr. Dan Friedman Allan and Barbara Friedman
Marvin and Karen Leff Bill and Susan Levine  In memory of Harvey Alex Rutman
Vivian and Alan Givant
 In Memory of Todd's stepfather,  Happy New Year from
Dan Friedman Erwin and Barbara Weinstein High Holiday Donation
Paul and Marnee Solon
 In loving memory of Milton B.  In honor of Judy Schaffert leading
 In Memory of Shirley Dubow Spiegel, MD the Yom Kippur Session
Sandy Goodman Rick and Judy Spiegel Jan Carp

 In Memory of Todd’s Stepfather  In loving memory of Yetta Klein Jane and Bob Podall Library Fund
Sy and Harriet Achtman Rick and Judy Spiegel  In honor of Peter Pishko

 In Memory of Clem Farber  A donation was made by Robert and Arnold Rabin
The White Family Diana Hoyt  In honor of Alex Goldman
Shannon Bennett
Capital Fund Randy Tipton
 Thank you Rabbi Linder, Todd  In honor of Rabbi Bell
Anonymous Jim Waxenberg Youth Fund
Herzog, Rabbi Stiel, and especially  A donation was made by
Peter Pishko for all of your hard  In honor of Stewert and
work over the holidays Sharon Levine Bob Cohen and
The Danoffs Dottie Braun-Cohen
Steve and Lisa Banen Natalie Waxenberg
 In memory of Grace Spencer  In memory of Shirley Dubow
Caring Community Fund  In memory of Robert Spencer Aaron and Diana Turk
 A donation was made by  In memory of James K. Waxenberg
Barbara Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Andy R. Waxenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kay  In memory of Lee Harris
Richard and Suzanne Swift  In memory of Jeanette Galst Rabbi Linder's Discretionary Fund
Ted Amendola  A donation was made to cover the
 In memory of Norman Parker Bob and Marilyn Teper
Alan and Beverly Nathan  In memory of Edward Glazer cost of the gift bags
 In memory of Alfred Cohen Anonymous
Arlene Bonime Ellie Ziegler
 In memory of Norm Parker,  In memory of Irvin Bolno  In loving memory of Gregg Alpert, a
Jeff Parker’s brother great son, husband and father
Jan Carp Gary and Phyl Bolno Arnie Alpert
 In memory of Louis Hyman
 Gratitude to Rabbi Linder
Helen Epstein Avery Crossman
 In memory of Arie Hanin

Israel and Vandi Hanin

November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781 13

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

 A donation was made by  In memory of my father,  In memory of Clem Farber
David Laufbaum Philip Mobell  In memory of Shirley Dubow
Deb Rochford  In memory of our sister‑in‑law,
 Thank you for your kindness to
Matthew  In memory of Elliott Golden Harriet Wlody
Irving & Esther Kozinets Judith Golden Sandy and Ginger Wlody

 A donation was made by  In memory of Barbara Wall Temple Solel Hardship Relief Fund
Jerry Hirsch Guggenheimer  A donation was made by
Jonathan Brodsky Leon and Lucy Wall
Alan and Ellen Bramoweth
 Gratitude for learning with  In memory of Mr. Clem Farber Dorothy Fasack
Uri Feinberg Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kepes Ellen Koukoudeas
Judith Gethner Herb Bartick
 In memory of Clem Farber Judy Alpert
 A donation was made by The White Family Laurie Berman
Marcie and Torrence Shealy Marah Burke
Rabbi Stiel’s Discretionary Fund Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perlman
 In gratitude of Rabbi Linder  Thank you for the beautiful High Mr. Jerry Lederer
Phyllis Steckler
Nathan Bubeck Holy Day services Richard Sweet
 A donation was made by Marlene and Scott Tucker Sophie Statnekov
Susan Geren
Ted Anderson  In honor of Mila Chow’s Syd Abed
 Thank you for visiting my dad and Bat Mitzvah  In honor of Miss Mila Chow’s
Stewart and Sharon Levine Bat Mitzvah
Zede at the Sherman Hospice Home Allen and Eleanor Farkas
The White Family  In memory of Rollie’s mother,  In honor of Peter Pishko
Pearl Chozen Melissa and Joani Frankel
 In honor of Rabbi and Nancy Linder Martin and Rollie Rosen  In memory of George and Elaine
Alan and Nancy Rooks Blackstone
 In memory of Kathleen Solon, Anne Blackstone
 In honor of Uri Feinberg Paul’s Stepmother  In memory of Clem Farber
Bernice Gelberg Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Slogoff
Paul and Marnee Solon  In memory of Mr. Martin Fishgold
 In honor of Rabbi Linder Leslie Schwartz
Bill and Susan Levine Raker Religious School Camp Fund  In memory of Sylvia Wall
 In memory of Lucy Wall
 In honor of Rabbi Linder  In memory of Clem Farber
Gerda Klein, Jim and Vivian Ullman Barbara Guggeinheimer Mr. and Mrs. Ken Love
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wall  In memory of Louis Wall
 In honor of Gaili Bennett’s Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wall
conversion Social Action Family Promise Fund  In memory of Lee Harris
Janet Blinder  A donation was made by Steve and Lisa Banen

 In honor of Logan Costello’s Bob and Shari Levitan Donations received after
Bat Mitzvah Charles and Jane Vogel
 In memory of Donald Lite September 30, 2020 will be printed in
 In honor of Mila Chow’s Bat Mitzvah Marshall and Lesley Lustgarten
Jay Zweig the next issue of the Pathfinder.
Social Action Fund
 In honor of Rabbi Linder’s kindness,  In honor of Mrs. Dottie
generosity, and empathy
Joyce Siegel Braun-Cohen
Marlene and Scott Tucker
 In honor of Jacquelyn Null for being
so helpful Solel Preschool Fund
Judy Seplow  In honor of Mila Chow’s

 In honor of Lynn and Howard’s Bat Mitzvah
Zoom wedding Pete and Mary Ann Bloom

Paul and Debra Platzman  In memory of our grandfather
 In honor of the marriage of our Max Wlody

daughter, Elizabeth Anne Bistrow
and Henry Chen

Rick and Laura Bistrow

14 November 2020 / Cheshvan - Kislev 5781

Yahrzeits

Kaddish will be recited on Erev Shabbat on the following dates:

November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020

Albert Apple William Hopkins Donald Neuman Samuel Bartick Katherine Hoffman Jaime Pienknagura
David Baim Carl Imerman Duncan Owles Lee Batterman Patricia Kaplan Milton Podolsky
Mathilda Baim Willis Jacobs Marjorie Rader Morrie Bauer Alice Kaufman Michael Posner
Benjamin Bell Moe Klein Leon Rednor Martin Berger Donald Kornreich Ann Rednor

Abraham Bodell Harry Lazinsk Arnold Rosen Sylvia Blaivas Harry Lacks Albert Rosen
Bessie Boyer Howard Levey Howard Rutman Max Brustin Earl Levitan Leah Rosenberg
Irma Buchsbaum Frederic Linn Paul Schlemmer Milo Chozen Jordan Lipsman Frances Rubenzik
Harlan Crossman Sol Megeff William Schwartz Frank Cooper Albert Lopatin Jessica Scherer
Stella Epstein Arlene Miller Donna Sinuk Gayla Crossman Lillian Mahler Max Simons
Marilyn Glass Jacob Minkin Beatrice Weinberger Josh Eisen Lise Mason Israel Slogoff
Martin Goldberg Joan Muro Alyse Weinbloom Helen Feller Donna Moore Alvin Steinberg

Adele Goldberg Fred Nachman Jr. Evelyn Woldman Hazel Garner Howard Moss Kay Tuber
Arno Hammerschlag Arthur Nagel Mark Zessar Mollie Goldwasser Shirley M. Nadel Victor Wilks
Henry Hollander Betty Gould Allan Neuman Max Zuckerman
Lewis Gross

November 13, 2020 November 27, 2020

Richard Adelson Elliott Golden Ruth Markowitz Joseph E. Berman Vivian Golombuski Mollie Riffer
Iz Bernstein Ruth Graff Jacob Melcher Yetta Birstein Dr. Louis Hait Belle Robinson
Regina Blumenthal Flora Hirsch Herbert Morris Lena Bofman Emery Hertz Jeanette Rosen
Jennie Bonime Karl Kaufman Philip Morris Edna Bookspan Jean Horne Jayne Sanders

John Charney Seymour Keller Alice Novak Arthur Brace Pauline Kay Ada Scherr
Hyman Cohen Betty Klein Ann Pratt Phillip Braciejowski Vic Kelly Anna Slavin
Dovi Damari Sophie Klein John Ransom Ronald Charney Mort Knazan Abraham Slavin
I. Allan Davis Ben Kogan Joseph Scult Ron Clayman Evelyn Lasik Louis Sokolinsky
Sam Denmark Harold Kohn Max Starkman Theresa Cohen Daniel Leff Rosalie Spiegel
Renee Denmark Morris Kort Arthur Traister Sol Deutsch Myrna Levine Ada Starkman
Marsha Friedman Edward Lavine Leon G Winkelman Leroy Feig Larry Lipsman Stanley Stein

Kieve Gitlin Bessie Levinson Norman Woldman Roslyn Feldberg Sam Litwin Harry Stone
Harry Gold Madelyn Levitt Dexter Wolfson Pauline Feldman Joseph Lurie Robert Trujillo
Ruth Fields Edythe Meilach Harold Udelman
Henry Fister Annie Melcher Salle Ugoretz
Douglas Fister Leo Miller Jonathan
Morris Forman Louis Millman Weinberger
Gretl Frank Stanley Mintz Herbert Winograd

Helen Frieden Jacob Mishlove Nina Wolf
Oscar Gerson Joe Rice

Condolences

We Mourn the Loss of:

 Clem Farber, husband of Nancy Farber, father of
Cheri White, father in-law of Brett White, and
grandfather to Sara, John, and Emily White.

 Lee Harris, past president, husband of Betty (z”l)
Gilman Harris



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secrets in the valley. Come and see what
we have toPolefafesre—niotetemtshcahtadnugee with the Rabbi John A. Linder [email protected] x.122 Rabbi
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amazing taltluitnoet dfrotomeINsrUaZelaantddifferent Executive Committee & Trustees
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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
the week. PleaseTchaallntkhse! temple office at

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

Return Policy Administrative Staff

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
November 6/Vayeira/Genesis 18:1/5:13 pm Jelena Santiago [email protected] x.121 Office Manager
November 13/Chayei Sarah/Genesis 23:1/5:08 pm Mary Ann Bloom Executive Assistant
November 20/Tol’dot/Genesis 25:19/5:05 pm Sonya Placencia [email protected] x.125 Director of Early Childhood Ed.
November 27/Vayeitzei/Gensis 28:10/5:03 pm Kathleen Manahan Preschool Billing & Office Asst.
Alberto Mena [email protected] x.127 Education Assistant
Vojo Stanisic Facility Manager
[email protected] x.126
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