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Published by Temple Solel, 2020-06-29 15:08:23

July 2020 Pathfinder

July 2020 Pathfinder

Shalom Temple Solel Family!

My husband, Steve, and I are so excited meaningful good-byes as we prepare to leave Temple Beth
Sholom where I have been the solo rabbi (and sole Jewish
to come to Temple Solel. What we have professional) for 14 years. I could not possibly do
heard repeatedly and witnessed ourselves everything at the congregation nor did I have all the skills
during brief visits is what a warm, that were needed. So, I have relished the help of lay
supportive, and active congregation you leaders. I always felt that I was the beneficiary. Today I
are. Like many people, we cherish being in received two calls – one from a woman who has chanted
congregations with these qualities and Torah numerous times over these many years, and the
thus feel blessed to be joining you. other from a congregant who has been a volunteer
cantorial soloist for approximately half of the Shabbatot
With the Coronavirus still in full swing, this is a strange during my time here. Both women mentioned how
time to be making a move. I don’t know when we will be extremely grateful they were for these opportunities to
able to meet in person, but I will certainly be looking for share their skills and to do activities they love. It was a
ways to get to know you. I would be happy if you reach out reminder to me that none of us can do everything by
with a phone call or e-mail to say hello or join me for a ourselves, nor should we try. Sometimes it feels like an
Zoom class. imposition or weakness to ask for help, but perhaps in so
doing we are allowing someone else to share his/her gifts.
Here is a little about me. I grew up attending Temple The truth is that God has blessed us with differing skills
Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas. I majored in English at Rice and abilities. The blessing of a community or a family or a
University in Houston. Steve and I met during a brief stint friendship group is that, when we let each other shine,
in the Navy (ask me about it!). I was ordained 26 years ago together we are more capable and often more fulfilled.
and have spent most of those years serving Reform Hopefully, the Temple is a place where we can each relish
congregations in Omaha, Nebraska and Topeka, Kansas. sharing our passions and skills and also ask for and find
Our two sons, Micah and Jonah, both attended KU (as did help when we need it.
Temple Solel’s Jacquelyn Null -Rock Chalk!), and they will
continue to live in Kansas. Steve will be in private practice I am honored and humbled to become one of your rabbis,
as a mental health therapist here in Phoenix. and I look forward to sharing our paths together.

I often think about the fact that every life experience can Rabbi Debbie Stiel
be a teacher, if we are open to its lessons. This move has
brought so many insights. Here is one that maybe you will
find useful too. My life lately has been filled with

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 July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780

JULY ANNIVERSARIES

Aaron Aitken and Shoshana Lieberman....... 20 yrs Neal and Barbara Klein ........................ 42 yrs
David and Faith Boninger............................. 29 yrs Aaron and Jamie Lieberman ................ 17 yrs
Eugene and Shirlee Cohen ........................... 57 yrs Michael and Erica Linn......................... 17 yrs
Scott and Yoon Cohen.................................. 18 yrs Robert and Joan Lipson ....................... 29 yrs
Si and Natalie Eisenberg .............................. 63 yrs Chuck and Diana Love ......................... 54 yrs
Skip and Marcia Feinstein ............................ 53 yrs Irwin and Norma Malamud ................. 42 yrs
Martin and Valerie Fishgold......................... 40 yrs Alan and Beverly Nathan ..................... 51 yrs
Stephen and Toby Gerst .............................. 54 yrs Stu and Judi Passon ............................. 55 yrs
Gary and Maggie Gluck................................ 29 yrs Ray and Valda Sachs ............................ 21 yrs
Todd and Sara Goldman .............................. 18 yrs Jordan and Beth Sennett ..................... 51 yrs
Eduard and April Goodman ......................... 16 yrs Adam and Iris Singer............................ 29 yrs
Ted and Sharon Gordon............................... 48 yrs Paul and Marnee Solon ....................... 54 yrs
Larry and Sheila Groman ............................. 56 yrs Howard and Natalie Stern ................... 26 yrs
Ruvane and Clara Grossman ........................ 69 yrs Frank and Becky Weinberg.................. 56 yrs
Mark and Melissa Gulinson ......................... 31 yrs Todd and Mindy Weiss ........................ 19 yrs
Chris and Roni Harrison ............................... 31 yrs Sam and Joan Weissman ..................... 53 yrs
Nevin Heitner and Susan Beiner Heitner ....... 8 yrs Samuel and Mandy Zerbib..................... 4 yrs
Adam and Melanie Isaacs ............................ 12 yrs

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 Josh and Kristin Friedman and children,
Cameron and Kaitlyn

 Carter and Rachel Lipton and children, Adlai,
Satchel, Sol, Abram

Correction A Tree Grows

April Anniversaries, as listed in the June Pathfinder, were in Solel
incorrect. Please see the correct list below.
We apologize for the error. The purchase of a leaf on Temple
Solel’s Tree of Life provides a special
APRIL ANNIVERSARIES
way to commemorate a
Tyler and Shana Abrahams.................. 11 yrs Ben and Jennifer Kelly .........................20 yrs life-cycle event, while at the same
Richard Epstein and Judy Ackerman ... 22 yrs Rob and Myndi Kort.............................21 yrs time providing needed funds for our
Jay and Breeann Adleman..................... 9 yrs Jacque Sokolov and Mitzi Krockover ...25 yrs children’s religious education. You
Marty and Cyndi Leigh Applebaum ..... 14 yrs Dick and Fran Lamden .........................36 yrs have probably noticed the inscribed
Andrei and Stephanie Cherny ............. 14 yrs Ben and Jennifer Liebhaber .................15 yrs leaves, each one reminding us of a
Larry and Cindi Cohen ......................... 19 yrs Samuel and Jenny Martin ....................14 yrs
Howard and Paula Donsky .................. 38 yrs Simon and Lilia Paykin .........................34 yrs special Simchah or thought
John and Stacey Feuer ........................ 15 yrs Josh and Marina Rudin ........................11 yrs celebrated by a temple member or
Ryan and Joanna Garrison................... 17 yrs Scott and Tanie Sherman.....................31 yrs
Sandy and Deena Goldstein ................ 22 yrs Brian and Laura Shniderman ...............20 yrs organization. These leaves can be
Steve and Helen Gubin........................ 41 yrs Brian and Sandy Singer ........................24 yrs purchased for $180 each. All funds
Mark and Sara Hass............................... 9 yrs Brad and Susan Sorosky.......................19 yrs
Jessica Hirshorn and James Farrell ........ 9 yrs Kyle and Debbie Stantus........................5 yrs are used to support various
Mark and Karen Kanefsky ................... 28 yrs Brian and Kathleen Tucker...................20 yrs Temple Youth and
Larry and Catherine Kasper ................. 25 yrs
Education Programs.

A leaf has been purchased:

 Happy 30th Scott and Lois
love, Grammy
June 17, 1990

From Sharon Cohen to
Scott Cohen and Lois Sayrs

 You are loved by your family on
your 80th Birthday!
June 21, 1940

From Joyce Krusky to Donald

July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780 3

Freedom vs. Independence
T his month, we celebrate the anniversary
not dependent; not depending or contingent upon

of our country’s independence from the something else for existence, operation, etc.

British. We are all familiar with the words Are we ever completely independent of one another? As
taken from the Declaration of Dr. King expressed, whatever affects one person affects all
Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, of us. Especially in the world today, we are far more
that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by interdependent than independent. I think this realization is
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among what is allowing for the societal changes that we are
these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These witnessing today. It is in our own self-interests to bring
words have been passed down from generation to more fairness and freedom to everyone.
generation within our country to represent the values and
ideals of our nation. Even when these words were penned, Speaking of freedom, here is the definition of freedom
it did not immediately create a completely free and from lexico.com:
independent society. Women were not allowed to vote.
Slavery was an acceptable custom for much of the nation. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants
Free black men counted for 3/5 of a person in terms of without hindrance or restraint.
representation. All of these things we now look back upon
and say, wasn’t it obvious that that was not the correct Ironically, in a ‘free’ society, we need to put some rules in
moral and ethical path for a country? place in order to guarantee freedom for everyone and not
just some people. We need to outlaw hate speech. In the
Perhaps a less quoted passage from the Declaration is this: Jewish tradition, when the Israelites became the Jewish
“...and accordingly all experience hath shewn that people, one of the first things we did was to accept the 10
mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are Commandments. Freedom involves responsibility, not just
sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms complete anarchy. To quote MLK once again, “Freedom is
to which they are accustomed.” never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be
demanded by the oppressed.” We are seeing this happen

Over the past few years, and particularly over the past today in the Black Lives Matter movement, in the protests
couple of months, we have been reminded of the around our nation, and around the world. We are seeing
injustices found within our society. We have seen the ways people reach the point where they can no longer suffer the
in which our professed values do not match up with the status quo, and they are moving to abolish these forms
reality of our world. And we have seen people begin to and to demand that new structures be put in place to
take action in a very powerful way. Martin Luther King, Jr. create a society that is free and independent for everyone,
said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I not just some people.

can never be what I ought to be until you are what you In the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, we pass down the
ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” tradition of taking care of ourselves, of one another, and

Here is the definition of independence, according to of the world. We are witnessing an incredible moment in
Dictionary.com: history, with large amounts of chaos and uncertainty. By
remembering our true values and passing them along to
adjective the next generation, we have the ability to bring our world
into alignment with those values and to create the society
not influenced or controlled by others in matters of we wish for our children and all those who come after us.
opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an

independent thinker. May we all choose to participate in this journey in
not subject to another's authority or jurisdiction; whatever way feels right. We are all here for a reason.

autonomous; free: an independent businessman. Be well, and stay safe,

not influenced by the thought or action of others: Todd Herzog
independent research.
Cantorial Soloist

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The Solel Preschool

What a crazy time we are all going through Nature is thriving.
There is less air pollution and wildlife is returning to areas
at this time. It is hard to stay positive with so they inhabited previously.
many unknowns and constantly shifting
information. Here are some positive things to We have time to think.
think about during these trying times. Since our lives have slowed down some, we have time to
reflect on how we want to make changes to move forward
This is a time to Build Genuine Relationships. from here, time to reassess our priorities. This is a time to
We all have been so busy living the ‘life,’ many of us have dream big.
lost those real, genuine, moments we have with our loved
ones. Now, the COVID-19 situation has positively impacted We have a new sense of appreciation and gratefulness.
the way you emote and maintain relationships. You get to We have a new perspective on things we have taken for
spend your time with your family and plan your work granted—our freedoms, work, leisure, connections, family,
better. As life slowed down, we have found ways to stay and friends. Hopefully when this crisis is over, we will have
connected with people, even if it’s virtually. We are new levels of gratitude which can help us develop our
reminded of how much our loved ones mean to us. resilience and overcome the crisis in the long run.

We are reminded to Practice Better Hygiene. This virus has impacted all of us regardless of our
Being hygienic is no longer just a good habit, but the very individual situations. We now understand how much we
skill you need for survival. depend on each other. Our life is not the same without our
friends and family. We need to work together to stay safe.
Times have changed and people are now aware of how We will be able to continue the positive environmental
important it is to keep yourself clean. As social animals, we impact, connectedness, and gratitude.
humans have the ability to emote and connect with fellow
beings. That’s not going to change, and that’s something Have a healthy and safe summer.
we cannot change. But these recent times have made us
all aware of how to do that more hygienically. Mary Ann Bloom

We’re going to remember to cover our mouths when we Director of Early Childhood Education
cough, to sanitize our hands after touching anything else,
because we know what can happen if we don’t.

The Al & Irma Feldman Our Yiddish Club Discretionary Fund
Yiddish Club met on Zoom in Contributions
May and June.
Temple Solel thanks everyone for their continued
We enjoyed our generosity and support of our clergy staff through
contributions made to their individual discretionary
time with each other and heard about the new English fund accounts. To avoid any confusion, we ask that you
be sure to include the intended rabbi’s full name in the
Yiddish Dictionary. We will hear more about that in the memo portion of your check and/or on any
correspondence that accompanies your contribution.
future. There are lots of Yiddish materials on the internet.
Thank you!
A sheet listing connections will be sent to members

during the summer.

Zay Gezunt and Zoom with us. Sandy

July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780 5

Raker Religious School

Why religious school? Also referred to as and some went on to become religious school teachers!
We never know what will draw a student into Jewish life;
Hebrew School or Sunday School, this one or we just have to keep all opportunities available.
two day a week school session has quite a
memorable reputation! As parents, many of Today, we are all struggling with what we see and hear.
you went through this mid-week/Sunday ritual and if you Limitations have been put on our daily lives like we have
were lucky, it was time well spent! You learned, and along never experienced. I am sure you have had many talks
with your family’s input, your Jewish foundation was with your children and as a family unit, helped your
begun, and your Jewish community had started to become children feel knowledgeable, safe, and secure as they pass
established. through this unsettling time. As the Raker community, we
want to be part of that healing; helping our students know
However, to some parents religious school was not a good they are missed and cared about and actively planning for
memory. Attendance arguments, curriculum subjects this next year with their best interests in mind. We are
discussed in a boring manner, and lack of “fun” made ready to have those conversations with your students, all
Sunday mornings quite challenging for some families. I age appropriate, and all within a humane/Jewish context
have a feeling that “discussion” is still taking place! once school starts up again in August.

As a parent, I went through that challenge. As a religious I wish all of you a healthy and happy summer.
school teacher, I was on the receiving end of many of
those students who did not want to be in religious school. L’ Shalom
We all survived! Some of those students who did not want
to “be there” went on to become active participants in Tobee Waxenberg
their Jewish community, some went on to become rabbis,
Director of Raker Religious School

6 July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780

Thank You! “Zoom” at Torah Study

Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers are an essential part of Temple Solel. We would like
to thank the following volunteers for their time and efforts:

Birthday Calls Margie Rahilly
Arlene Bonime Beth Sennett

Knitting for a Purpose Judy Sirkis
Arlene Bonime Debbie Smith
Carol Brillman Lisa Trotta
Jill Loebel Nancy Weinstein
Beverly Nathan Gail Zucker

Would you like to volunteer at some point in the future? Welcome back to the Torah Study column! This column
We’d love to have you! Contact Jacquelyn Null, has been on hiatus for three months… but our Torah Study
program has been going full steam during that time. In
[email protected], and she’ll add you to our volunteer email March we switched to an online format via Zoom, and this
list for upcoming opportunities. change has brought unexpected blessings.

Art Scholarship Still Available First, out-of-town folks now participate in Torah Study!
for High School Seniors Our online classes welcome temple members who winter
in Arizona but depart during the summer. We also see
Due to the coronavirus, the deadline to apply for the former members who moved away but who enjoy visiting
annual cash award scholarship from Art @ Solel has been us online to say hello or share a yahrzeit. Plus, Zoom
extended to July 31. Any temple member family high allows all participants to join Torah Study from their own
school graduate this spring can obtain an application by homes (in their PJs), rather than having to drive to temple.
emailing [email protected] The only requirement is
that the student have an abiding interest in the arts. We In addition, Zoom offers new ways to engage in our lively
look forward to receiving your request. The scholarship is discussions of the Torah portion of the week. Participants
funded by sales of art from ART SHOWCASE exhibits and can share their comments and questions vocally and also
from donations to Art @ Solel (please include Art @ Solel by typing messages in a chat box. Plus, Zoom helps us add
in the memo line). creative videos, music, and rabbinic commentaries to our
classes.
Family Promise at Solel
Of course, everyone misses being together in the library.
Temple Solel will once again be helping first-time homeless We crave the warmth and energy of a crowded room, the
families by providing groceries and dinners during the easy flow of spontaneous laughs and greetings. Such
week of July 12-19. Since our building remains closed, our moments can only happen when people meet face-to-
volunteers will deliver groceries and meals to the Family face. The Torah was designed to bring people together,
Promise Day Center in Scottsdale. Volunteers can sign up and to be read aloud and discussed in the presence of God
via Sign Up Genius or contact Rae Rader at and one another. May we enjoy this blessing again soon at
[email protected] Temple Solel!

Torah Study meets every Saturday morning via Zoom (or
as otherwise announced by the temple). At 9:00 am, type
this link into your search engine: https://zoom.us/
j/627012511. Or call the telephone number 1-669-900-
6833 and then enter the meeting ID 627 012 511 followed
by #. Please join us!

Matthew Kozinets

July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780 7

Temple Solel Book Club We Need to Know…

Happy Birthday to the American nation. As with the Torah, Please inform the Temple Solel office when
democracy is a great doctrine that our founders gave us; it a family member or friend is in the hospital.
is one worth striving for.
Too often we find out about
On Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 pm the Solel Book Club next illnesses, crises and hospitalizations
meets for our virtual roundtable book discussion. I will be long after they occur. This is a
leading the group in a talk about Eternal Life by Dara Horn. missed opportunity for visits
from the rabbi and calls from
The book grapples with how to live if it is truly impossible the Caring Community as well
to die. Reviewer Joshua Max Feldman wrote this in The as other assistance offered by
New York Times, “[T]he question at the heart of this wise the temple. We need your help
and appealing novel is finally not how Rachel finds in order to offer ours.
meaning in her eternal life. It is how we, despite our
portions of sorrow, tedium and disaster, persist in finding If you’d like to let us know about a member
meaning in ours.” Eternal Life is available in Kindle (ebook), that is ill, has a surgery date coming up, or
recorded book or in physical form online or to borrow is experiencing any other health-related
from the Phoenix Public Library. issue that the rabbis should know about,
please call the temple office at
Good news for those of us who will be around in August: 480.991.7414, ext. 126 or email Jelena at
the book club will hold its first meeting of next season on [email protected]
Tuesday, August 18. Please mark your calendars for August
18 and read Lovesong: Becoming a Jew by the late scholar Temple Solel Endowment Foundation
Julius Lester. Steve Slogoff will lead the discussion.
Securing Our Future | July, 2020
Please also save these tentative dates for the coming year:
October 13, 2020; December 15, 2020; February 16, 2021; My endowment story started in 1986 when my family
and April 13, 2021. moved from Sioux City, Iowa to Scottsdale. Although I was
born in New York, I was raised in the Midwest. Midwest
RSVP to [email protected] to get the Zoom link or congregations are well established yet unfortunately most
be added to the book club mailing list. Happy reading-and are shrinking as young people move to more populated
see you on Zoom on July 21 and August 18. Meanwhile, (and more Jewish) areas.
stay cool and cherish independence from Britain.
Congregational endowments are the saving element for
Judy Schaffert most of them. The endowment helps pay for costly repairs
and provides scholarships for Jewish camps and
Did You Know??? educational venues.

Erev Shabbat Services are available In 1986, Temple Solel was a 20 year old congregation
via live Zoom on your home PC! striving to build classrooms and burn its mortgage. An
endowment was not a priority. But I remembered the
Go to www.templesolel.org and click importance of planning for the future and over time a
on the Friday Shabbat 6:15pm strategy was developed. Once Dick Lamden joined the
button to join us. Temple, we had the skill set to proceed. We are now at
$1.2 million and well into providing Solel a wonderful
future.

Please join us in contributing to this worthwhile
organization, either with a current pledge or a legacy gift;
or better yet both! To learn more, email
[email protected] or contact Peter Pishko,
Executive Director at 480.991.7414 who will connect you
with a Foundation Board member for further follow up.

Sue Waldbaum

Board Member

8 July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780

The first
session of
camp was very
exciting. The
children were
having a great
time, staying
out of the
heat, having
fun on the
splash pad,
and playing in
the indoor
playground.

July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780 9

Tell Us How We’re Doing

Have you attended and enjoyed any of the virtual
programming listed on these pages? Is there anything you’d
like to see us feature in the months ahead? Your feedback

is important and welcome. Please email Jacquelyn at
[email protected] and let her know.

Join Temple Solel for a free hour program each Tuesday to Bring your own lunch and get ready to learn from Temple
breathe and meditate together. The purpose of these Solel Clergy (Rabbi Linder or Rabbi Stiel) on Wednesdays.
meditation sessions are to promote mindful living. Take the We will be lunching and learning virtually, so don't forget
time to come together, listen, and breathe. We are to smile. This learning experience is an informal
exploring the tools to help us through anxiety, stress, atmosphere to acquire new knowledge through Torah. It's

depression, and more in a safe virtual environment during never too late to learn something new!
the unknown of a global pandemic. Our clergy will guide
you on a journey into self awareness that comes from
regular practice. These ongoing sessions are meant to assist
and support you at home. Log on Tuesdays at 10:00 am at
https://zoom.us/j/169243475

10 July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780

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!

Renew Your Membership Commitment at Temple Solel

Membership commitments and other financial contributions help to ensure the strength and continuity of Temple Solel.
Being a member gives you a chance to be part of something larger than yourself. Our wide range of learning activities,
cultural and social programs, offer you a sense of community and provide a chance to form meaningful connections,
bonding friendships, and the opportunity to spend time with those who have similar interests.

Member Benefits include:  Use of the Community Mikvah at member rates

 Access to our clergy for pastoral care and life cycle  Access to our varied k’hilot and committees at
events member rates

 Registration in Raker Religious School at member rates  Access to youth programming

 Participation in educational programming at member  Registration in The Solel Preschool at member rates
rates
Attendance at Friday evening or Saturday morning Shabbat
 Participation in our b’nai mitzvah program at member services is open to anyone.
rates
See pages 7 and 8 for Membership Commitment forms.
 Placing loved ones’ names in annual Yizkor Book
(additional fees apply)

July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780 11

12 July 2020 / Tammuz - Av 5780

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  In memory of Gilbert Lieberman  In memory of Marian Kaufman
 In memory of Laura Bell Thomas Gary and Kathy Lieberman Tobee Waxenberg

Ira and Susan Thomas  In memory of Arlene Scult. Mort and Rabbi Langowitz' Discretionary Fund
 In memory of Ron Rosenson and to Arlene were the first friends I made
when I moved in.  In memory of William Dobbs
support our friend, Kandy Wagenbach. Helen Brandt Judith Dobbs
The Arizona Society Daughters of the
American Revolution Executive Board  In memory of Anne Rosenbaum  A donation was made by
Ira and Myrna Wechter Kandy Wagenbach
Sarah Ziker
 In memory of William Dees  In memory of Irv Friedman
Caring Community Fund Jane Vogel Sonny Elfant and Shirley Dubow
 In Honor of Dottie Braun‑Cohen for
 In memory of our beloved father, Rabbi Linder's Discretionary Fund
receiving the well deserved Milton A. Graff  A donation was made by
Humanitarian Award. Congratulations! Jeffrey and Deborah Kay
Arthur R. Rosen
Audrey Sobel  In memory of Ben Miller  In memory of Iris Cohen
 In memory of Jules Hertz, Morris Hertz, Len and Phyllis Miller
Bob Cohen and Dottie Braun‑Cohen
Charles Kaplan  In memory of Rose Schwartz  Gratitude to Rabbi Linder in memory of
Milly Kaplan Leonard and Phyllis Miller
Mal Lazinsk
Dr. Gerald Becker Adult Education Fund  In memory of Dr. Jay Galst Elaine Lazinsk
 In memory of Carl Dry  Thank you Rabbi Langowitz and Todd for
 In memory of Esther Dry  In memory of Norman Krumholz
 In memory of R Tulla Rosenhirsch Zoom Seder Eleanor Krumholz
 Thank you for Zoom Shabbat Services
Ken and Harri Dry  In memory of Sawl Sokoloff and
Marvin and Barbara Chassin Arthur Fishman
Edward and Celia Linder Interfaith  In memory of Leanne Rabin Iris Cashdan Fishman

Bridge-building Fund Michael and Judy Schaffert  In memory of Allan Cashdan M.D.
 A donation was made by  In memory of Tsylia Paykin Iris Cashdan Fishman

Jan Carp Mr. Simon Paykin  A donation was made by
 In memory of Herman Dickstein and  In memory of Marvin Hatfield Iris Feldman
 In memory of Juanita Hatfield
Josephine Winkelman  In memory of Carolyn Becker  A donation was made for the
Judy Seplow Community Zoom Shavuot Learning
Pete and Mary Ann Bloom Jan Carp
General Fund  In memory of Gary Mozenter
 In memory of Simeon Max  Thank you for the beautiful memorial
Rachel Reid service for Ron.
Alan and Judy Max  In memory of Leon Kauftheil Kandy Wagenbach
 In memory of Leanne Rabin
Rosalie Avery  In Honor of Rabbi Linder. Thank you
Arnold Rabin  In memory of Allan Sachs Rabbi for leading the most meaningful
 In memory of Kevie Schwartz ZOOM Shiva ceremony in memory of
Sachs Family Tillie Scheuer, mother of Lauren and
Audrey Horne  In memory of Gary Mozenter grandmother of Jordan, Jared and
 In memory of Maurice Adleman Jessica Mishlove
Sandra Mozenter Lauren Mishlove
Barrie and Bellarri Adleman  In memory of my father
 In memory of Jose Placencia Sr  In memory of my father,
Steven Cohen Morris A Lerner
Bendau Family  In memory of Nettie Lifshotz Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Lerner
 In memory of Howard Karm
Sy and Harriet Achtman  In memory of Paul's father,
Bill and Laurie Hopkins  In memory of Boris Lifshotz Melvin Solon
 In memory of Ethel Friedman Paul and Marnee Solon
Sy and Harriet Achtman
Bonnie Levitt  In memory of Donald Raskin Religious School Camp Scholarship Fund
 In memory of Dr. Martin Bell  In memory of Mathilda G. Scheuer
 In memory of Marvin Smith The Raskin Family
 In memory of Sheldon Kaplan Michael and Judy Schaffert
Cynthia Marcus  In memory of Mathilda G Scheuer. Sorry
 In memory of Fran Goldstein The Sobel Family
 In memory of Laurie Burns Hennicker for your loss.
Ed Goldstein Pete and Mary Ann Bloom
 In memory of Evelyn and Harvey Renner Toby Maureen Gerst
 In memory of Mildred Blask
Esther Zack Jane and Bob Podall Library Fund Peter Pishko
 In memory of Allen Levie
 In memory of Howard Cohen  In memory of Ron Rosenson
Peter Pishko
Eth Cohen
Jim Waxenberg Youth Fund

 In memory of Howard Waxenberg
Natalie Waxenberg

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Contributions Cont’d

Social Action Fund  In memory of Mr. David Salm  A donation was made by
 In Honor of Mrs. Barbara Neuman Betsy Steinberg Larry and Catherine Kasper
Lee and Jill Weiss
Happy Mother's Day to a special  A donation was made by
mother. Bill and Laurie Hopkins  In loving memory of our dear friend,
Sheila Scheingold
Phillip Neuman  In memory of Larry Schwartz. All the Ms. Rochelle Wolf
Perlmutters send you and your family
The Solel Preschool Scholarship Fund our most sincere sympathy and love on  In memory of Dr Donna Lou Udelman
 In memory of our Grandmother, your loss of Larry, beloved Husband, Nelson and Lisa Lerner
Father, Grandfather and Friend.
Anna Wlody Doris Perlmutter  In memory of Arlene Scult
Sandy and Ginger Wlody Paul Zatulove
 In memory of Samuel Bolno
 In memory of our Father, Gary and Phyl Bolno  A donation was made by
Samuel Schafer Saramae Teich
Sandy and Ginger Wlody  In memory of Mrs. Mathilda G Scheuer.
The Ones We Love, Are Never Gone.  In honor of my Hatafat Dam Brit done
The Solel Preschool Teacher Relief Fund They Live Within Our Hearts. Our by Dr. Alan Singer
 A donation was made by deepest sympathy Thomas Hollingsworth
Ira and Gayle Feldman
Diane Feldman Schoen Donations received after
 In memory of Tillie Scheuer. who was a May 31, 2020 will be printed in the
Temple Solel Hardship Relief Fund blessing to me all through my childhood.
 In memory of my dear wife, Judy May she rest in peace. next issue of the Pathfinder.
Jeff and Martha Fishbein
Allen Frank

Social Action at Temple Solel

At Temple Solel we seek the divine spark in each individual by working together, based on the Jewish tradition of tikkun
olam and the teachings of Torah, to help the needy in our community and affect social change. We invite you to become
part of our tapestry of neighbors helping neighbors. For more information, please email [email protected]

Tzedakah—giving of resources homeless families by providing dinner and a safe place to
sleep for seven nights on a quarterly basis during the year.
Organizations we have helped include the following:
 StreetLightUSA StreetLightUSA: Temple Solel sponsors luncheons at this
 Phoenix Cancer Support Network shelter for girls who have been rescued from sex
 Saving Amy trafficking.
 Jewish Family and Children’s Services
 Phoenix Jewish Free Loan Mitzvah Day: Solel members and Raker Religious School
 Jewish National Fund participate in various projects at Solel and in the
 Bubble and Froth Foundation for Food Assistance community that benefit a variety of charitable
organizations.
G’milut Chasadim—acts of loving kindness
Jewish Family and Children’s Services Annual Foster Care
Thanksgiving Meal Project: Prior to Thanksgiving, Solel Party: Temple Solel sponsors a holiday party for the young
members come together as a community to create and adults who are part of the Foster Care program.
package individual Thanksgiving meals for Saving Amy, an
organization supporting those who are transitioning from Advocacy/Shinui Kivun—changing the status quo
homeless shelters to apartments.
 Immigration and Asylum Seekers:
Spin a Little Love: Each December Temple Solel members  Kino Border Initiative
support military families and community members in need  Arizona Jews for Justice
with gifts for the holidays.
 Interfaith Alliances:
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix: Temple Solel is part of  Islamic Speakers Bureau
the network of congregations that helps first time  Valley Interfaith Project
 Brit Olam

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Yahrzeits

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

Benjamin Binn July 3, 2020 Jeannette Moses Adolph Alexander July 24, 2020 Samuel Rabinowitz
Robert Bramoweth Willam "Bud" Rifkin Samuel Baim Oscar Salomom
Sidney Danoff Samuel Hoffman Harry Rosen Elvin Bistrow Martin Jozoff Kal Sarlat
Helen Davidson Esther Joseph Joseph Schwartz Julie Coleman Rose Kahn Eva Schiffer
Julius Kahn Gloria Kasper
Beatrice Duboe Rona Majower Emily Scult Morris Dickman Sidney Kasper Robert Schlemmer
Andi Feinberg Stan Marks Michael Seiler Meyer Erlich Libbie Kelman Walter Schloss
Maurie Fox Nettie Mendelowitz Louis Tucker Katherine Fillman Pearl Lieberman Fanny Stern
Eva Greenberg Lena Miller Maggie Weiner Jean Glass Esther Macey Arnold Strickon
Samuel Gurstell Moe Miller Betty Weiss Stacy D'Anne Irwin Meshbesher Helen Tatcher
Stuart Harris Harry Minkus Goldberg Charles Mishkin Erna Wolfson
Richard Grey Phillip Mobell
Morris Panitch

Esther Ackerman July 10, 2020 Kathryne Pickrell Steven Becker July 31, 2020 Albert Rothschild
Carey Bistrow Louis Posner Tillie Berman Bea Rubin
Jeremy Cohen Arthur Kaplan Andrew Racine Yefim Brigadir Ludwika Horne Judith Sherman
Butch Conen Marie Kershner David Rich Willie Brill Ida Jonas Rachel Simon
Marjorie Kirsch Morris Kaplan
Leslie Denmark David Koffler Blanche Robinson Mary Brustin Evanne Kofman Jerry Singer
Donald Elam Anna Kris Richard Rosen Elias Buchman Sylvia Levine David Singer
Ethelene Friedman Sarah Lieberman Morris Sachs Rose Cohen Anne Lieberman Morris Splaver
Sonia Gavartin Mildred Nathan Rita Unger Sondra Cooperstein Jerome Lipman Solomon Superfon
Frances Greenbaum Ted Passon Joshua Wagner Richard Dobosz Harold Loebel Sarah Troyan
Louis Heavenrich Harry Perlmutter Harvey Wilkes Sylvia Eisen Lela Marburger Alfred Waber
Louis Holtzman Lois Perry Marilyn Fichman Ed Marcus Dorothy Wackar
Nathan Metz
Abe Glazer Yetta Minus Samuel Weinstein
Theresa Grossman Nathaniel Pollack Sonia Woloshin
Morris Gurovitsch Max Rosenstock Debora Zugravu
Shifra Hoffnung

Jack Alexander July 17, 2020 Katherine Racine Condolences
Laverne Alop Matthew Rader
Helen Baim Max Freedland Thelma Ribnik We Mourn the Loss of:
Frieda Barkov Fannie Friedman Larry Rosenthal
Paul Galbut  Larry Schwartz – husband of Sandy and father of Ira,
Jim Baum Ron Geller Reuben Sawdaye Arnie, and Joel
Lillian Bell Faye Gibbs Frederick Schwartz
Alvin Blechman Melvin Givant Hymen Schwartz
Charls Bolno Lillian Gubin Sanford Schwimmer
Martha Cooper Donald Lernor Andy Seplow
Arthur Cowen Pearl Lieberman Daniel Shevell
Sydney Crossman Irvin McGrew Shirley Stravitz
Estie Moss
David Eichner Ruth Palitz Frank Tucker
Irving Evins Rose Penn Morris Weinberger
Alice Fishman



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Temple Solel
Gift Shop News

Our Gift Shop is one of the best-kept Published by and for the members of Temple Solel
secrets in the valley. Come and see what July 2020
we have to offer—items change with the
Jewish holidays and seasons. Rabbi John A. Linder [email protected] x.122 Rabbi
Rabbi Debbie Stiel [email protected] x.131 Rabbi
We have Bar and Bat Mitzvah presents, Todd Herzog [email protected] x.136 Cantorial Soloist
amazing tallitot from Israel at different Rabbi Maynard W. Bell Rabbi Emeritus
price points, and much more.
Executive Committee & Trustees
Don’t forget baby gifts, wedding presents
and even a beautiful mezzuzah. We also Doreen Feldberg .................................................................................................... President
have jewelry to meet your every want and Rae Rader................................................................Executive Vice President - Social Action
need and lovely hostess gifts. Stephen Slogoff.............................................................................Vice President - Accounts
Larry Fink ................................................................. Vice President - Trustee Development
The Gift Shop is open several times during Lauren Brown.............................................................................. Vice President - Education
the week. Please call the temple office at Larry Cohen...............................................................Vice President - Facilities and Security
480.991.7414 before you stop in so that Brian Weinberger.........................................................Vice President - Legal and Contracts
we may be able to assist you. Bobbi Moss ............................................................................................................ Secretary
Phil Hawkes............................................................................................................Treasurer

Madelaine Berg Lisa Lerner Tracy Schwimmer
Bettina Chow Robert Lipson
Eve Danoff Eric Mininberg TSTY President:
Judy Gold Howard Rosen Lena Weissman

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
July 3 Chukat/Balak/Num. 19:1-25:9/7:24pm Jelena Santiago [email protected] x.121 Office Manager
July 10 Pinchas/Num. 25:10-30:1/7:22pm Mary Ann Bloom Executive Assistant
July 17 Matot-Mas’ei/Num. 30:2-36:13/7:20pm Sonya Placencia [email protected] x.125 Director of Early Childhood Ed.
July 24 D’varim/Deut. 1:1-3:22/7:16pm Kathleen Manahan Preschool Billing & Office Asst.
July 31 Va-et’chanan/Deut. 3:23-7:11/7:10pm Alberto Mena [email protected] x.127 Education Assistant
Vojo Stanisic Facility Manager
[email protected] x.126
Custodian
[email protected] x.162

[email protected] x.135

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