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Published by Temple Solel, 2020-09-29 17:02:25

October 2020 Pathfinder

October 2020 Pathfinder

With Gratitude
As President of the Temple Solel
*Mission of Temple Solel:

Endowment Foundation for the past The mission of Temple Solel is to be a vibrant, inclusive and
three years, the time has come for me to engaged Reform community, grounded in relationships and
step down, effective December 31, 2020, deeds, and elevated by Shabbat and Torah.

from this leadership role and open up the

opportunity for another individual to With the Foundation Board fully engaged in reaching our

assume the role; someone who can bring $10 million goal, the time has come for all congregants to
fresh new ideas of how to reach our ultimate goal of $10
act and pledge, either by current gift or legacy pledge,

million of assets under management. I am proud that preferably both. I have grown a fondness for the success

during my term and in these uncertain times, the of the Foundation and as all can see, how it is intentionally

Foundation is able to help backstop Temple Solel with and inextricably tied to Temple Solel. These new gifts

pending capital needs. should be made in gratitude for all those Foundation

During my time as President, I have been dealing with a life Board Members who have given their time and resources
threatening, extremely rare blood disease. I wanted to to continue to grow the Foundation. We have made it very
express my gratitude on how helpful, rewarding and easy to get started in the process as we now have our own
diversionary my work for the Foundation has been to
email address:

mitigate the strain of my ongoing medical treatments. It has [email protected]
given me a sense of purpose at the most vulnerable time in
my life, now exacerbated even more during this pandemic. I would find such joy in this mailbox filling to the brim and
over. As an alternative, one can always call Peter Pishko,

My thanks to the Foundation Board who entrusted me to Executive Director 480.991.7414 and he will make sure a

lead the dedicated and committed Board Members of the Foundation Board Member follows up with you.

Foundation; all of which have made current gifts, legacy As for me, I plan to remain on the Foundation Board until
my Board term expires and help mentor the new
pledges and in many cases both. I am thankful for the Foundation Officers. Nevertheless, as good as my term as
opportunity to have surrounded myself with talented and
hard-working Foundation Board Members dedicated to the President has been, I will thoroughly enjoy my new role as
mission of the Foundation: Past President.

Temple Solel Endowment Foundation With gratitude, Nelson A Lerner, President
Mission Statement (adopted June 14, 2016)
Temple Solel Endowment Foundation
Temple Solel Endowment Foundation’s primary purpose is
to collect, invest and distribute funds that strengthen and

advance the mission of Temple Solel* and its congregants.

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.
We see the divine spark in each individual by together:

 Warmly welcoming all who enter
 Nurturing lifelong learning
 Creating joy through prayer and music
 Celebrating holidays and sharing life cycles
 Fostering a love of Israel, and
 Working for Tikkun Olam – repairing the world

2 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

Ari Joseph Martin, son of Jenny and Sam Martin, will become a bar mitzvah on

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Ari attends Great Hearts—
North Phoenix Prep and enjoys Tae Kwon Do, Basketball, Football,
Spending time with family . For his mitzvah project, Ari volunteered
with Phoenix Cancer Support Network (PCSN)

Logan Anabella Costello, daughter of Melissa and Danny

Costello, will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, October 10, 2020
at 10:30 am. Logan attends Veritas Prep Academy and enjoys
diving with the Arizona Marlins Dive Club, cooking, art, and
spending time with her family and friends. For her mitzvah project,
Logan led a very successful fundraising and subscription drive for
GiveGarden.

Isabelle “Ellie” Alyse Sachs, daughter of Kenneth Sachs, will become a bat

mitzvah on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:30 am. Ellie attends
Cocopah Middle School and enjoys theater, baking, dancing, singing,
and acting. For her mitzvah project, Ellie volunteered at Puppy Luv
Animal Shelter in Cave Creek.

Mia Orielle Harris, daughter of Geoffrey Harris, will become a

bat mitzvah on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:30 am. Mia attends
Veritas Preparatory Academy and enjoys dance, fashion, hair,
makeup, and real estate. For her mitzvah project, Mia raised money
for underprivileged boys and girls who want to dance, but do not have the resources to
take class, buy dance clothes, dance shoes, dance bags, etc.

OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES

Barrie and Bellarri Adleman.................51 yrs Israel and Vandi Hanin ........................ 12 yrs WELCOME NEW
Brent Adleman and Chris Turbyfill.........8 yrs Brad and Kris Hass............................... 18 yrs
Paul and Julie Bakerman........................4 yrs Phil and Marilyn Hawkes..................... 43 yrs MEMBERS
Joe and Marcia Bannon .......................30 yrs Bill and Laurie Hopkins........................ 22 yrs
Justin and Michelle Beckett .................15 yrs Jason Kolber and Elissa Katz................ 22 yrs  Thomas Hollingsworth
Scott and Laura Bernstein....................12 yrs Peter and Robin Kraut......................... 17 yrs  Joanne Lerer
Jonathan and Bonnie Brovitz ...............25 yrs Tory and Shelly Levi............................... 7 yrs  Lawrence and Simma Robbins
David and Libby Cohen ..........................8 yrs David Miller and Rob Gillespie .............. 4 yrs  Sara and Bob Silver
Ron and Anita Cohen ...........................15 yrs Michael and Lindsay Morris ................ 14 yrs  Gil Speyer and Rachel Hernandez and
Dan and Melissa Costello.....................14 yrs Jeff and Cheryl Padden........................ 31 yrs
Mic and Babs Davis ..............................65 yrs Scott and Sheila Rothstein .................. 37 yrs children, Isaac and Vivian
David Demaine and Linda Ribnik .........33 yrs Steven and Tetje Sapot ......................... 8 yrs  Rabbi Debbie and Steve Stiel
Sol and Helen Epstein ..........................60 yrs Stuart and Sheila Schwalb ................... 17 yrs  Bronwyn and Lonny Sternberg and
Tom and Jane Frenkel..........................35 yrs Jon and Sandy Schwartz ...................... 37 yrs
Jerry and Gail Friedman.......................30 yrs Jon and Martha Jo Siegel..................... 33 yrs children, Alston and Addalay
Allan and Barbara Friedman ................51 yrs Iva Smolens and Tracey Oppenheim ... 18 yrs
Matt and Mara Gerst ...........................23 yrs Lonny and Bronwyn Sternberg............ 13 yrs
Adam and Rebecca Goldberg ..............17 yrs Frank and Renee Weiss ......................... 5 yrs
Adam and Sydney Goldstein................14 yrs

October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 3

Outside Looking In
T his month, we celebrate the holiday of
may actually return to our own true inner natures. Also,

Sukkot. We are commanded to spend seven when we are outside and appropriately distanced from

days outside in a temporary structure, or one another, we may be able to reconnect with friends

booth, during this harvest festival time. The and family and feel that sense of community that has been

time that we spend out in nature allows us to look within so lacking in our routines.

ourselves and to examine the quality of our lives. By As the Arizona weather begins to cool off and become the
changing our perspective and getting outside of our paradise we love and value, may we venture out from our
normal everyday comforts, we strip away the distractions homes… gaining new perspective, wisdom and gratitude
from our lives and force ourselves to focus on the things for our lives.
that really matter.

Particularly during this time in history, when the outside is In song,
our ’safe zone’ due to covid-19 and the fear of contracting Todd Herzog

the virus, we may find even more solace in the outdoors. Cantorial Soloist
Like many of us, I have found that my time hiking out on

the trails is the time when I feel most connected to my

soul and to all of creation. By observing the traditions of

Sukkot and by returning to the nature outside of us, we

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions Required
by Order of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions Required by Order of ordinance, or similar regulation relating to health and safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Effective
September 4, 2020) Summary of Order. The CDC issued an order To qualify for a temporary halt in eviction, the order requires a
entitled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the tenant to certify under penalty of perjury the following: 1.The
Further Spread of COVID-19.” This order prohibits landlords from tenant has used best efforts to obtain all available governmental
taking any action to evict a residential tenant who complies with rental or housing payment benefits available to the tenant or
the order for nonpayment of rent beginning on September 4, any household member. A list of agencies accepting applications
2020 through December 31, 2020. for rental assistance is provided here. 2.One or more of the
following statements regarding the tenant’s financial
To be covered by the CDC’s order and to halt an eviction, a circumstances is true: a. Expect to earn no more than $99,000 in
tenant and any other adult listed on the lease must provide a annual income during 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a
copy of a “Declaration” to the landlord, owner of the residential joint tax return), or b. Was not required to report any income in
property, or other person who has a right to evict or remove a 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or c. Received an
tenant from a residence. Unless the CDC order is extended, Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to the
changed, or ended, the order prevents a person covered by this CARES Act.3.The tenant is unable to pay full rent or make a full
order from being evicted or removed from their residence housing payment due to substantial loss of household income
through December 31, 2020. During this time, the tenant is due to: a. loss of hours of work, b. loss of wages, c. lay-off, or d.
obligated to pay rent and follow all the other terms of a lease. extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses likely to exceed
7.5% of tenant’s 2020 adjusted gross income. 4.The tenant has
However, the tenant may be evicted for violation of terms of the used best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as
lease other than the requirement to make all rent or housing close to the full payment as my circumstances permit,
payments when due. For example, a tenant may be evicted for considering other living expenses that I must pay.
(1) engaging in criminal activity while on the premises; (2)
threatening the health or safety of other residents; (3) damaging For more information and to view a sample Declaration form,
or posing an immediate and significant risk of damage to
property; (4) violating any applicable building code, health visit tinyurl.com/EvictionArticle online.

4 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

School Is in Full Swing at The Solel Preschool

We have had the most wonderful start of The High Holy Day services were very different this year,
but we all managed to take something special away from
the school year. Since classes are slightly all the activities.
smaller and children are staying in their
classroom for longer periods of time, more in- Thank you to Rabbi Linder, Rabbi Stiel, and Cantorial
Soloist Todd Herzog for the services and lovely music.
depth learning is going on. It has been easier to get to
know our classmates and learn how to be kind to one Special thanks to the outstanding team of The Solel
another. This has made it easier for the children to learn Preschool teachers for their love and dedication to our
how to “Hit the Mark” for Yom Kippur. To “hit the mark,” students, families, school, and synagogue.
archers must practice their aim until they become good
enough to hit not only the target but the bull’s-eye itself. Mary Ann Bloom
We discuss what to aim at for next year and how to set our
intention (kavanah—which means “to aim”). Some Director of Early Childhood Education
examples to aim for are giving tzadakah, not throwing a fit
Upcoming dates to Remember:
when asked to do something we really don’t want to do,
helping our parents or siblings with a job or chore, and  October 2: Sukkot, No school
being kind to one another. Each time we try to hit the  October 9: Simchat Torah, No school
target, we aim towards God. The students at The Solel  October 30: Conferences, No school
Preschool are quickly growing and learning how to “Hit the
Mark”.

Tikkun Olam Opportunities During Covid-19

We wanted to inform you of several important  Weeding out the backyard or apartment complex
opportunities for helping out those in need in our  Decorating a compost or recycling bin
community. Don’t forget to use #WEARESOLEL for us to see  Litter Pick-Up
all your amazing projects. That being said, CDC is suggesting
that if you are 60 years or older and/or have a HELPING YOUR NEIGHBOR:
compromised immune system—you should stay home no Jewish context: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
matter what! Leviticus 19:9

FOR THE HUNGRY:  Mow their lawn
Jewish context: “Share your bread with the hungry, and  Wash their car
take the wretched poor into your home. When you see the  Walk their dog
naked, clothe him, and do not ignore your own kin.”
Isaiah 58:7 KNIT OR SEW:
 Donate your work
 Serve a meal at St. Vincent de Paul  Google search for instructions on how to make
Email [email protected] if interested.
a no-sew blanket
 Deliver a meal with Meals on Wheels.  Learn how to sew virtually with a family member
 Make and Donate Face Masks
FOR THOSE IN NEED:
Jewish context: “Your heart shall not be grieved when you FOR OLDER ADULTS:
give.” Deuteronomy 15:10 Jewish context: “Stand up in the presence of the aged,
show respect for the elderly and revere
 Donate blood by making an appointment at your God. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32
American Red Cross
 Help deliver groceries/run errands
 Donate to the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona.  Deliveries through JFCS

WORKING OUTSIDE: Email [email protected]
Jewish context: “The Lord God took the man and put him in
the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15  Writing a Letter or Making a Card:
Send letters/cards to Haven Hospice at 15551 N.
Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 5

Raker Religious School

As we come to the holiday of Simchat community to study Torah. This custom, this desire to
study Torah, was part of my father's life until he was 86
Torah, the last passages of the Torah, as well years old. I once asked him why he and my mother had
as the beginning of the Torah, are read at the this as part of their weekly routine. His answer was
same time, signifying to us that Jewish connections. Everyone had their own connection to the
learning never ends. Torah. To listen to the different connections and
explanations was their way of learning. I often listened in
The Torah, which consists of the first five books of the and each time I did, I listened and I did learn!
Hebrew Bible, aka the Five Books of Moses, contain
stories, laws, history, and covenants or contracts between Simchat Torah is the perfect time to share Jewish books
God and man and man and man. with your children. Having Jewish books in the home lets
the children know that Jewish learning is important to
When a book of the Torah is finished, a Hebrew chant is their family. I have many in my office and will gladly get
heard, “Chazak, Chazak, v’nit-Chazayk” may we go from them to you. Let me know what interests you.
strength to strength! Just like the Torah, our Jewish
learning never ends! The more we understand, the more I hope all of you had a good 5781. Stay safe!
we study, the better choices we make as to how we will
lead our Jewish lives. We become stronger in our Jewish Tobee Waxenberg
beliefs, because our beliefs are based on knowledge.
Director of Raker Religious School
As a child growing up in a small town in Texas, I would
observe my parents gathering with other Jews in the

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
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 Giannini ................... [email protected] ............... ext. 127
Dues Adjustments ......................................Peter Pishko ..................... [email protected] ................ ext. 124
Dues Payments/ Billing Issues....................Joan Giannini ................... [email protected] ............... ext. 127
Illness/Caring Community ..........................Jelena Santiago ................ [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 Santiago ................ [email protected] .............. ext. 126
Raker Religious School ...............................Tobee Waxenberg............ [email protected] ext. 123
Volunteers..................................................Jacquelyn Null.................. [email protected] ext. 128
Yahrzeit Information ..................................Jelena Santiago ................ [email protected] .............. ext. 126

6 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

Mini Course: Introduction to Temple Solel Book Club
Tikkun Middot Practice
Hello, Book Lovers.
Taught by Rabbi Debbie Stiel
Tuesdays, October 13, October 20, We had a wonderful meeting in September with author
and Solel member Marcia Fine about her book Love &
October 27, November 10 Death in Rhodes. Marcia gave us a tour of Jewish Rhodes
and answered everyone’s questions about her creative
7:00pm-8:30pm process and the facts underpinning the novel.

Tikkun Middot practice is an ancient form of This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday October 20 at
Jewish spirituality, which focuses on the 6:00 pm about A Pigeon and a Boy
development of soul traits (middot) to attain by Meir Shalev. Dennis Helfman
personal and communal holiness. Examples of has kindly volunteered to lead the
some middot include: patience, humility, discussion. According to the New
order, trust in God, and joy. York Times review of the book, it is
told from a distinctly secular point
In this four-part series, Rabbi Stiel will delve into some of of view, “that of Yair Mendelsohn,
the history and foundational principles behind this an Israeli tour guide who sees
practice. She will also share some key mindfulness himself as a casualty of modern
strategies and middot modalities that can help us in this life. As Yair escorts travelers in
important work. safari vests 'full of pockets, the kind
that tourists and foreign
Over these four sessions, our group will study several correspondents love to sport while
important Jewish middot together (learning how they are in the Middle East,' he points out
understood within Jewish tradition) and work on fine- the Valley of Hinnom, gets them
tuning these middot in us, as we deem appropriate.
Through this middot work, we will learn about and settled in their hotel rooms, reminds them of the story of
cultivate some of the Jewish qualities we want to grow Moses on Mount Nebo and orders them coffee — all with
within ourselves. Please go to tinyurl.com/ the same urgency and import.”
TikkunMiddotSeries to register for this mini course.
Yair comes to life when he finds a story to tell, which he
Comments from previous Middot group participants: relates to his mother. Interestingly, as the Times reviewer
observed, by working stories in the present and the past
 “I find great joy in this practice and found the study against each other, Shalev brings into question the validity,
and resources invaluable to the journey of continual and the reliability, of memory. “This is my story,” Yair
discovery.” reminds us, “and I shorten it and lengthen it, I fabricate
and confess.”
 “The meetings were a lot of fun.”
I hope to see you at the meeting on October 20 and am
 “Being a part of the group was a joy and a privilege. It looking forward to reading A Pigeon and a Boy. If you do
provided intellectual stimulation, camaraderie, and not already receive emails from the book club, please send
useful personal insights.” your email address to [email protected] to get on
the list and to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Magen Masks Update
On December 15 we will discuss a longer book, Daniel
The team is continuing to make Deronda by George Eliot (author of Middlemarch and Silas
masks and shields for healthcare Marner), in case you want to get started. Robert Wardy
workers and others. Toby Gerst and will introduce the book, and then we will be off to the
Jane Marks are fabricating face races.
shields (see Jane in photo) and also
making masks. Esther Zack is cutting Stay well and happy reading!
fabric, foam, and elastic. Ted Kort
and Stephen Gerst deliver supplies Judy Schaffert
and finished products. The names
of those on the subcommittee are
as follows: Toby Gerst, Stephen Gerst, Debra Seplow, Jane
Marks, Esther Zack, and Ted Kort.

October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 7

“Onward” at Torah Study

Family Promise of Arizona rescues first-time homeless On Saturday, October 10, a new season of Torah Study
families from the streets and provides emergency shelter begins. We return to the first page of the Torah and start
and basic needs in a 60 day program designed to assist reading it all over again. This special moment of hitting the
their return to self-sufficiency. Temple Solel, as a host “reset button” may inspire us in our personal lives. We
congregation, will once again be providing food and may ask ourselves: “What am I doing in my life right now?
Is there anything that I want to do differently or begin
groceries to families being housed during the pandemic in anew?”
the Family Promise Day Centers. Our next host week is
October 11-17 and we are looking for volunteers to shop One possible way to start over is to vote early in our local
for groceries or prepare and deliver dinners for these and national elections. As a country, we’ve faced so many
families. This is a wonderful mitzvah project for families, challenges lately, including Covid-19 and political unrest.
friends, chavurot to help those in need in our community. Through voting, we have a chance to hit the “reset button”
Now more than ever, help is needed as increasing on our national life. But does the Torah offer us any
numbers of people are losing their homes. If you would guidance?
like to volunteer please contact me, Rae Rader, at
Thankfully, I recently received a helpful email from Rabbi
[email protected] or give me a call at Micah Caplan, a gifted and dearly loved soul. Rabbi Caplan
602.692.8080. was the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Tzion in
Scottsdale. Sadly, he passed away on June 14, 2020 at age
44. Here are some of his final words that he shared with
his countless followers:

“Ani v’ata neshaneh et ha’olam—you and I can change the
world. In the adversity that we are living under, and the
challenging times that we currently face, we have the
ability to make the world a better one, by doing Tikkun
Olam. What if 2020 is the year that we have been waiting
for? A year that is so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary,
so raw, that it finally forces us to grow? A year that we
finally band together, instead of pushing each other
further and further apart. 2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather
the most important year of them all. Let’s remind
ourselves—you and I can change the world. Let’s start
today.”

Torah Study meets virtually every Saturday morning at
9:00 am. See eNUZ for Zoom link and info. Please join us!

Mat Kozinets

8 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:15 pm Online Schmooze
6:30 pm Program

This year’s topic is “Kol Isha—The Woman’s Voice.”
Through this year, we will explore Jewish women’s spiritual
writings using the book Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s
Spirituality.
The poems, prayers, letters of Jewish women from the last
4 centuries are wonderful and rich to explore. Together we
will discover and discuss their beauty, their historical
significance, and their spiritual insights for us.
You do not have to purchase the book. As we move through
the historical periods, we will screen share a selection of
the writings.
This month Rabbi Stiel will introduce the book and share
some of the rare, beautiful Jewish women’s letters, rituals
and writings from the 1600s and before.
Each month, we will end the program with prayers and
thoughts for the new Hebrew month! We will meet on
Zoom. Join us for learning and friendship. Register at
tinyurl.com/RoshChodeshOctober

October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 9

Fun Times at The Solel Preschool

Zoom Storytime with Rabbi Linder Making music in the classroom!

Fun on the splash pad Measuring with apples! Did
while the weather is still you know our two year olds
warm are 12 apples tall?

10 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

Caring Community News Thank You!

Caring is defined as (adj) displaying kindness and concern Volunteer Recognition
for others, (noun) the work or practice of looking after
those unable to care for themselves, especially sick and Volunteers are an essential part of Temple Solel. We would like
elderly people. That is exactly what this wonderful k’hilot to thank the following volunteers for their time and efforts:
does. During the pandemic from March through the end of
May, 72 meals and innumerable soups were delivered to Birthday Calls Debbie Smith
congregants. During the months of June, July and August Arlene Bonime Lisa Trotta
an additional 35 meals were prepared and delivered. Nancy Weinstein
Further Caring Community members and volunteers called Knitting for a Purpose Gail Zucker
congregants several times to check in. We continue to Arlene Bonime
reach out to folks on our Mi Shebeirach list and to families Carol Brillman Magen Masks
experiencing loss of a loved one. Jill Loebel Toby Gerst
Beverly Nathan Debbie Seplow
While we were not physically together for the High Holy Margie Rahilly Jane Marks
Days, we were all spiritually together enhanced by the Linda Ribnik Esther Zack
deliveries of High Holy Day gift bags put together by our Beth Sennett Ted Kort
hardworking office staff and delivered by our wonderful Judy Sirkis Stephen Gerst
volunteers to those who were unable to attend the drive-
by on September 13. Over 622 gift bags were either picked Would you like to volunteer at some point in the future?
up or delivered to our congregants. This wonderful gesture We’d love to have you! Email [email protected], and we’ll
was the inception of Rabbi Linder and an excellent way for add you to our volunteer email list for upcoming opportunities.
all of us to feel connected and useful.
Protexus Cordless
A huge thank to Kim Barkov for working with me and
putting together the delivery schedule by zip codes. Many Electrostatic Sprayers
thanks to our wonderful volunteers; Al and Sandy Barkov,
Tobee and Natalie Waxenberg, Esther Zack, Carol Brillman, Temple Solel has begun to use this technology in the
Bonnie and Sheldon Levitt, Sonya Placencia-Bendau, Steve ongoing effort to sanitize areas throughout the building.
Slogoff, Lauren Mishlove, Susan Wine, Robin and Len This cordless electrostatic spraying technology brings new,
Balon, Lisa and Nelson Lerner, Allison Collins and Milly 360-degree, touchless disinfection, and sanitizing
Kaplan, Noreen Cohen, Rae and Frank Rader, Mary Ann capabilities to infection control experts, and reaches up to
Bloom, Michele Rosenbloom, Joan Matlock, Marilyn 3X more surfaces in the same amount of time it would
Carson, Linda and Sandy Wiener, Pam Ornstein, Joan take with buckets, rags, wipes or other infection control
Lipson, Sy and Harriet Achtman, Shari and Steve Cohen, tools. We are using the PX300ES Cordless Electrostatic
Laura and Ron Miller, Bobbi and Art Moss, Marian and Ken Backpack Sprayer with Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and
Fisher, Jeff and Patsy Parker, Wendy Chovnick, Sharon and Disinfectant EPA Approved Emerging Viral Pathogens AND
Stuart Levine, Karen Leff, Lois Bell, Nadelle Hanover, Bob Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2.
and Shari Levitan, Phil and Marilyn Hawkes, Sue Silvert, Ed
Feinberg, Gail Zucker and Bob Cohen. The cleaning device offers:

As I think of my wonderful cohorts, I feel so blessed to be  Maximize Efficiency with the ability to Disinfect or
counted among these caring and generous folks who are Sanitize up to 4x greater surface area than traditional
always so willing to give of themselves. Should you have a cleaning programs in no additional time.
need or are interested in joining our team, you can reach
the Caring Community at [email protected] or  Reduce infection rates through more proactive and
through the temple office. comprehensive disinfection procedures.

Dottie Braun-Cohen, Coordinator  Touchless Disinfection or Sanitization of full rooms in
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October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 11

Financial Update From Our Every Voice, Every Vote

Executive Director The Reform Movement’s 2020
Civic Engagement Campaign
As we navigate these unprecedented times,
Temple Solel has made a very responsible Arizona General Election Deadlines:
decision to eliminate two staff positions, (one in
our administrative offices and another in The  October 5, 2020
Solel Preschool). We were fortunate that these Voter Registration Deadline
were open positions.
 October 7, 2020
Raises for all staff including contracted staff have been First day for counties to mail ballots to voters
eliminated for the fiscal year 2020-21. Travel and (and first day of in-person early voting)
conference budgets for all staff have been eliminated.
Pension contributions for eligible staff have been reduced  October 23, 2020
along with adjustments to health insurance contributions Last day to request a ballot-by-mail or sign up for PEVL
from Temple Solel for participating employees. Contracted
cleaning services have moved to in-house custodial staff.  October 27, 2020
We have negotiated lower fees for contracted services. I Recommended deadline to mail back your ballot
have negotiated a lower membership rate (RMAC) with
the Union for Reform Judaism for Temple Solel.  November 3, 2020
Election Day - All ballots must be received by 7:00 pm
With these expense cuts we have had an overall increase
in our technology fees as we migrated to online and virtual Register to Vote—Deadline is October 5
programming. We have also acquired electrostatic
cleaning equipment for disinfecting our facilities and you https://servicearizona.com/VoterRegistration/
can read about that on page 10. selectLanguage

Although our facilities are closed to the public, our clergy https://azsos.gov/elections/voting-election/register-vote-
team and administrative staff continue to be available to or-update-your-current-voter-information
our congregation. Lifecycle events such as Baby namings,
B’nai Mitzvah, conversions, and funerals continue to be Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL)
performed. If you have any questions or concerns, please
contact me directly at [email protected] Easy to follow instructions for getting on the PEVL:

Peter Pishko https://azsos.gov/node/1172

Temple Solel Executive Director For Maricopa County residents:

https://recorder.maricopa.gov/PermEvSignup/

Moving?

If you’re moving or have just recently moved, please take
a moment to notify the temple office so that we may
update our records. This would include any change of
email or contact phone information. Please email
[email protected] or call 480.991.7414. Thanks!

12 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

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

Art @ Solel Fund  Speedy recovery of Bob Ransom  In memory of Fred Goldblatt
 In memory of Shirley Dubow and Gary and Phyl Bolno Phyllis Stone

Dan Friedman  Shirley and Freeman Rosenblum,  In memory of Fred Zechman
Ira and Susan Thomas Mazel Tov on the birth of your Ruth LeGrand
new grandbaby!
Cantorial Soloist Todd Herzog’s Leonard and Robin Balon  In memory of Theresa Grossman
Discretionary Fund Ruvane and Clara Grossman
 In memory of Dan Friedman  In memory of Phillip Hollander
Leonard and Robin Balon  In memory of Esther Clement and
Abbey and Toby Goldberg Rosalie Fox
 In memory of my precious  In memory of Norman Parker Sandra Mozenter
 In memory of Dan Friedman
warrier‑hero,  In honor of the 50th wedding  In memory of Jacob Scharf
Hayden Parker Bielenberg The Scharf Family
anniversary of Sharon and
Audree Kropen Stewart Levine  In memory of Raymond Silverman
 In memory of my beloved mother, Tom Silverman
Marvin and Barbara Chassin
Gert Bauer. For Todd and Choir Rabbi Linder's Discretionary Fund
for sharing their beautiful voice Edward and Celia Linder Interfaith  In memory of my cherished
and music. Bridge-building Fund
 In memory of Linda Berey Hurst inspirational grandson,
Bonnie Miller Hayden Parker Bielenberg
 In memory of Dan Friedman, Bruce Berey
Audree Kropen
stepfather of Todd Herzog General Fund  In memory of Debra Hertzenberg
Cynthia Marcus  In memory of Rose Brillman and
Dick Harte
 In memory of Dan Friedman Bess Kristal  A donation was made by
Gary and Phyl Bolno Carol Brillman
Mal and Jane Jozoff
 For Bob Ransom to enhance  In memory of Harry Tuber  In Honor of Mila Chow's Bat Mitzvah
his healing Don and Debbie Scharf
Marcia Feinstein Paul and Marnee Solon
 In memory of Hayden  In memory of Jim Puryear
 In memory of Dan Friedman Gary and Phyl Bolno
Steve and Rabbi Stiel Sandra Harris
 In memory of Tulla Rosenhirsch
Caring Community Fund Harri Dry Rabbi Stiel’s Discretionary Fund
 In memory of Shirley Dubow  In memory of my mother, Audrey
 In memory of Judy's mother,
Arlene Bonime Paula Myers Jan Carp
 In memory of Norm Parker Howard and Judith Rosen  In memory of my father,

Avery Crossman  In memory of Henry Winkelman William Charles Straka
 In memory of Dorothy Wackar Judy Seplow Jane Marks and Family

Bob Cohen and  In memory of Lillian Dines, Marcia  In memory of my mother, Bessie
Dottie Braun‑Cohen Feinstein’s grandmother Randall Fishman
 In memory of Elliot Cohen Marcia Feinstein Paul and Marnee Solon
Bob Cohen and
Dottie Braun‑Cohen  In memory of David Henig The Solel Preschool Fund
 In memory of Anne Cohen Maxine Henig  In memory of Anne Lieberman
Bob Cohen and
Dottie Braun‑Cohen  In the healing of Dennis Helfman Gary and Kathy Lieberman
 In memory of Norm Parker Myra Baum
Donations received after
 In memory of Sheppard G. Powell August 31, 2020 will be printed in the
Peter and Dana Powell
next issue of the Pathfinder.

October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781 13

Valley Beit Midrash

OCTOBER EVENTS

39 Ways to Repair the World!
October 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10:00 am
by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
In celebration of Rabbi Shmuly's 39th birthday, he is going to teach the 39 melachot over the coming
year (1 per week for 39 weeks). Each session will be between 15-20 minutes long on Tuesdays. He’ll
teach the 39 Shabbat Channels from philosophical & theological perspectives. Each of the 39 can
move us toward a deeper realization of these 39 dimensions of Shabbat rejuvenation in order that
we can bring about 39 strengthened ways to repair and heal the world

Exploring Human Dignity in Jewish Do Jews Believe in Heaven?
Thought! October 15 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
October 8 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm Presented by Rabbi Marc Gellman
Presented by Rabbi Shmuly
Solomonic Justice: Is Dual Motherhood A
Incredible Stories From the Front Lines: Halakhic Possibility?
Confronting Complex Ethical Scenarios and October 20 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Dilemmas in the Hospital Presented by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz
October 13 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Presented by Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner Is the State of Israel the Beginning of the
Final Redemption?
Arizona Jews for Justice: Jewish-Native October 26 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Dialogue: What Does Tradition and Ritual Presented by Rabbi Dov Lipman
Mean to Me?
October 14 @ 12:00 pm—1:00 pm Beyond Polarization: Judaism and Our
Join AJJ’s Eddie Chavez Calderon & Native Public Culture
community leader and advocate Debbi October 28 @ 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Nez Manuel for a Zoom conversation Presented by Rabbi Irwin Kula
about the role of ritual and tradition.

All events listed above are presented by Valley Beit Midrash. For full event description,
including cost, please visit www.valleybeitmidrash.org/upcoming-events.

14 October 2020 / Tishrei - Cheshvan 5781

Yahrzeits

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

October 2, 2020 October 23, 2020

Estelle Borowitz Janet Gonshak Stuart Segal Beatrice Aronovitch Esther Dry Maurice Miller
Arnold Brustin Elaine Howard Dorothy Shefrin Maynard Babby Aronita Engel Shirley Perelgut
Mark Donaldson Jan Ligerman Maury Shykind Brian Baum Luba Farber Deborah Schulman
Moises Dragon Moses Matisoff Samuel Sposeep Claudette Beauget-Flood Libbian Feldman Vera Schwartz
Frieda Miller
Ralph Feffer Robert Ornstein Gertrude Steinfeld Jeanette Benson Cuba Helvey Murray Sirkis
Lita Feinberg Donald Pine Allen Stone Jack Beraznik Eda Herszkorn Beatrice Slans
Rita Friefield Stephen Rigberg Rose Tucker Sarah Bernstein Annette Katz Lewis Stone
Edward Glazer Charles Rosenthal Sylvia Wall Fran Blechman Shirley Kulakofsky Jacob Suessel
Sarah Goldstein Irving Schauer Bert Weinberg Lillian Breen Henry Leavitt Esther Teper
Jennie Goldstein Helene Zucker Leopold Breen Gertrude Lewis Bessie Wasser
Charles Brillman Jean Lewis Dale Weber

Hilde Chodowski Josephine Liebhaber Gail Weiner
Harold Driss Jackie Kanzberg Lugo Malcom Zucker

Philip Alpert October 9, 2020 Alan Saliterman John Ball October 30, 2020 Morris Ohsman
Myn Becker Irving Schulman Michael Bell Archie Schimberg
Jack Block Shirley Gallison Judith Shumaker Anna Bolno Tibbie Harris Samuel Silverzweig
Walter Bloom Reba Ginsburg Paula Sigona Isaak Bortman Joe Herszkorn Richard Slaton
Rose Givant Herbert Kahn
David Bodker Amy Glass Mildred Spierer Gerald Breit Dorothy Kantin Ann Sparberg
Stanley Bonime Gladys Goldstein Dorothy Stopsky Ruth Buturla Leah Kaufman Andrew Uhrman
Robert Brody Sonny Gross Marilyn Targove Edwin Buturla Patricia Korrick Julius Vogel
Kaye Butnik Louis Gubin Alvin Vinegar Morris Epstein Etti Lacks Milton Waldbaum
Bernice Coppersmith Frieda Hacker Goldie Wedgle Harris Fishman Helen Lambek Irene Weistrich
Andrea Curtis Mabel Helvey Gertrude Weissman Hilda Gazer Joseph Levine Jeanette Wolfe
Sheila Engel Emanuel Kraus Harry Wolfe June Goodbinder Virginia Montgomery David Zisook
Louis Lipschitz Marilyn Murphy
Jeffrey Fox Dr. Earl Lustgarten Micki Zatulove Yetta Hammerman Jack Nussbaum
Leon Frieden Orvel Milder

Walt Adams October 16, 2020 Barney Rabin Condolences
Elsa Aptroot Albert Reinherz
Micki Baker Stanley Gotlieb Gertrude Saft We Mourn the Loss of:
Alice Ball Linda Harden Louisa Schnurer
Albert Iskovitz  Clem Farber, husband of Nancy
Beatrice Berkowitz Robert Joseph Irene Schwartz  Hayden Parker Bielenberg, grandson of Audree Kropen
Mary Bernstein Morris Lasik Marie Seifferlein
Jerome Cutler Armando Martin Morris Sherman
Joyce Galinsky Michael Marton Don Shifris
Hermann Glahs Eva Micflikier Ben Somer
Harry Glaser Mary Jane Muro Ruth Ann Wilf
Meryl Goldman Hilda Ohsman
Irving Ozer



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have jewelry to meet your every want and Rae Rader................................................................Executive Vice President - Social Action
need and lovtehley hGoifstteShssogpifwtsi.ll Stephen Slogoff.............................................................................Vice President - Accounts
The Gift Shroepoipseonpefonrsbeuvseirnaelstsim. es during Larry Fink ................................................................. Vice President - Trustee Development
the week. Please Tcahlal nthkes!temple office at Lauren Brown.............................................................................. Vice President - Education
480.991.7414 before you stop in so that Larry Cohen...............................................................Vice President - Facilities and Security
we may be able to assist you. Brian Weinberger.........................................................Vice President - Legal and Contracts
Bobbi Moss ............................................................................................................ Secretary
Phil Hawkes............................................................................................................Treasurer

Madelaine Berg Lisa Lerner TSTY Co-presidents:
Bettina Chow Robert Lipson Ariel Eisen
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
October 2/Sukkot/Leviticus 23:33-34/5:52pm Jelena Santiago [email protected] x.121 Office Manager
October 9/Sh’mini Atzeret/Deut. 33:1/5:43pm Mary Ann Bloom Executive Assistant
October 16/B’reishit/Genesis 1:1-:2/5:34pm Sonya Placencia [email protected] x.125 Director of Early Childhood Ed.
October 23/Noach/Genesis 6:9/5:26pm Kathleen Manahan Preschool Billing & Office Asst.
October 30/Lech L’cha/Genesis 12:1/5:19pm Alberto Mena [email protected] x.127 Education Assistant
Vojo Stanisic Facility Manager
[email protected] x.126
Custodian
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