Volume I Tevet/Sh'vat 5778 / January 2018 No. 3
Talent Busting Out All Over At Congregational Talent Show
This row: Susanna Stein & friends, Frank Gonzalez & Jane Glieberman.
Bottom row: Leo Winawer-Stein, Harry Bialor, Rose Brown & Ruth Cooper, Shoshana Hoover.
Photos by Michael T. Rose
Watch the recording at bit.ly/bshert-talent
Clockwise from top left: Phoebe & Adam Grupper, Angelica de Prado & Harry Grupper, Dani Orenstein, Linda Feller, Jan Lisa Huttner, Rosie Orenstein, Maya Scott-Luib, Joel Moss.
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January 7th may have been blustery and cold outside, but the atmosphere was decidedly warm at the first B'ShERT congregational talent show. Performers of all generations wowed the crowd with musical, dance and theatrical offerings. MC Joel Moss kept things moving along with good humor, showrunner Doreen Aronow shepherded the acts, and producer Pam Glantzman pulled the strings (and served the food with her committee). Congratulations to the whole team for a wonderful evening that is sure to be repeated!
A Visit to Israel
I recently returned from a 10-day trip to Israel, the first time I’d been there in eight years. This visit was not about going to the Promised Land. It was about visiting people. I went to see the five 19-year-old Israelis I developed relationships with last year, when they were participating in a gap year program sponsored by the Jewish Agency and UJA-Federation. They were cultural ambassadors here in Brooklyn.
When American Jews talk about Israel, my experience is it's often portrayed in one of two ways. Sometimes it’s discussed as an idealized concept of a place where Jewish spirituality is in the air and the water, where people are steeped in Judaism. At other times the discussion focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—either Israel is threatened by many of its neighbors, as well as the Palestinians, and needs our support for its safety, or Israel is the oppressor of the Palestinians and criticism of Israel is legitimate. (Both of these are true.)
In the U.S., it is hard for any of these discussions to be complete, to take the full Israeli experience into account. Many of us (including me) haven’t spent much time in Israel. When I went to visit my Israeli kids, I was interested in seeing what their lives are like at home. When they asked what I wanted to see and do, I said, “I just want to see you. I want to see what you want to show me, and do what you want to share with me.”
As a result, I was able to see a glimpse of what’s important to a few Israeli families. Some was mundane: a neighborhood tour of where Omer lived at various times in his life; a meal at Suduch, Yonatan’s favorite fast-food place, serving toasted meat sandwiches (I felt sick after eating it, but he loves it). Some was profound: Going with Yonatan to a military graduation for pilots, which few are able to attend—he got tickets because he is beginning the course to try to become a military pilot. Seeing incredible views of Jerusalem at sunset with Naomi from the top of the YMCA building and from a convent garden in Ein Karem. Having Shabbat dinner with Yonatan and his family—his father is Moroccan and his mother is Yemeni, so the food was amazing and it was an interesting and different experience.
Because of the age of these young adults, the military was a major part of my visit. In Israel, nearly everyone is required to serve in the army after high school. Many young men serve in combat units. Young women do not automatically serve in combat units, but they may volunteer.
Naomi went into the army while I was there, and with her parents and some of her friends, I went to see her off, participating in a tradition of doing so. Omer and Shira (whose family has lived in Israel for eight generations) were only home on the weekends—he is in a course preparing for a role in military intelligence, and he couldn’t tell me anything about it; she is learning to be an interviewer for the army, to decide which jobs new recruits are suited for. Yonatan was gearing up to start the pilot course, which over 200 people start, but only about 40 actually make it to the end and become pilots. Hadar started the army, but is on a three-month leave to recover from eye surgery. All their friends are in the army too.
The military is a fact of life for Israeli families. The kids hate how they look in the uniforms, struggle to adjust to the expectations and requirements, feel proud to serve their country, feel a sense of unity because this experience is shared by almost everyone. The Israelis I know are also critical of their government, often more freely so than many American Jews feel comfortable being. They see the problems with their country. I met some parents who talked about how hard and scary it is to be a mother of sons in Israel, since they are the ones most likely to be in combat. One parent also told me about how in kindergarten, the kids sing songs about peace and and are told that by the time they grow up, there won’t be army service anymore, because Israel will be at peace. At some point, they realize that is a lie. Yonatan and I discussed racism in Israel and in the military—pilots are overwhelmingly white and male, so in his desire to become a pilot, he wants to serve his country and also, as a person of color, he wants help break down that racist barrier.
I didn’t come back with solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I did come back with a little more understanding of what it is to live there, to send your children to the army, to love the country and also see its flaws. Like everywhere else, it’s a complicated place.
Happy secular new year. May 2018 bring you growth, health, peace, and love. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Rabbi Heidi Hoover
Notes from the Cantor
Since graduating as a cantor from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1986, I figure that I have prepared over 1,000 students to become bar and bat mitzvah, in my previous cantorial positions and, for the past 11 years, as a b’nai mitzvah teacher at Temple Shaaray Tefila on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Over the months of preparation for this important milestone in their young lives, I get to know my students and I try to help them deepen their understanding of, and love for, their Jewish heritage.
But with my Shaaray Tefila students, I rarely get to be on the bima on their big day because of my duties as cantor and spiritual leader of PTBAS. So it was with great excitement that I joined in leading the congregation when Lela Wang became a bat mitzvah on January 6.
I have had the great pleasure of working with Lela on her Torah and Haftarah portions, and now get to kvell (feel really proud) over all she has accomplished. Lela chose as her bat mitzvah project to work with her dad, Harvey, to create a gallery of photos and interviews of longtime members from PTBAS and TBE who responded to Lela's thoughtful questions about synagogue life with gems of wisdom from which we can all learn. This extraordinary project, on display in the temple's lobby, has helped to bring us together as a community. Mazal tov to Lela and the Wang & Brost families!
Ever wonder why we sing what we sing during services? Starting this month, I will be teaching a series of classes about the music of the synagogue called “Words of Song.” Using a curriculum designed by the Union for Reform Judaism, class participants will explore the relationship between music and prayer and gain an appreciation for the wide range of Jewish musical traditions and styles used in Reform worship. I will introduce the series at the evening shiur (lesson) at 7 pm on 1/26, which just happens to be Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song!
Friday 1/12 7 pm: Shabbat Tsedek Shiur Abraham Joshua HescheI and social activism
Friday 1/26 Shabbat Shira 7pm: Intro to Study of Jewish Music
Sat. 2/3 12:45 pm - 2 pm: Lunch & Learn, "Music & Text."
Tues. 3/6 7:30 pm - 9 pm: "What is Jewish About this Music?"
3/13, 7:30 pm - 9 pm: "Who Changed My Service?" Reform worship and its Eastern European origins.
3/16, 7 pm - 8 pm: Shiur "That Doesn't Sound Jewish At All." The world of Jewish music.
Cantor Suzanne Bernstein
photo by Harvey Wang
Happy New Year from the
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The double-sized January edition is arriving in your mailbox (or email inbox) somewhat later than planned. Apologies for the delay; you can always find the current calendar of events and services online (at bethemeth.net or the new and in-progress bshert.org) or just call or email the office.
The next issue will be published during the first week of February. If you have submissions, news or updates for the community, please get them in (email email@example.com) before January 20.
The Brotherhood of B’ShERT would like to thank everyone who participated in our Brotherhood Shabbat Service on December 22 and those who lent their support by attending. Special thanks to Sam Silverman for putting the service together, our fabulous Cantors whose participation kept the service on track, and Helene Smith for providing such a delicious oneg after the service. Your attendance made us really feel appreciated in our new temple.
Brotherhood has many important events scheduled in the coming months. On Sunday, January 21, from 3 pm to 7 pm, we invite you to attend our Indoor picnic, which was such a huge success at PTBAS. Please see our flyer for further information. To help plan for the picnic and other events, we ask all men of our temple to attend a Brotherhood meeting on Sunday, January 14 at 9 am. In the future, we will present a program on the Brooklyn Dodgers by our own Ron Schweiger, a fully catered luncheon in March to celebrate our consolidation, a movie night, a special membership breakfast, a joint event with Sisterhood and our much-anticipated outdoor picnic in June. Yes, Brotherhood is an important and active group at our temple.
If you are male and have not yet joined Brotherhood, you can do so by sending a check for $25, payable to PTBAS Brotherhood, to our temple. You don't even have to attend all of our meetings to be a member, although we would love to see everyone there.
We wish everyone a new year of good health, happiness and prosperity
Joel Moss, Brotherhood Chair
Tu b'Shvat: New Year of the Trees
B'ShERT is celebrating Tu B'Shvat on Saturday January 27. The Religious School will host a Tu B'Shvat Seder for students and families from 9:45 to 11:30 am, and there will be a second Tu B'Shvat seder for adults at 12:30 pm (after the Minyan Service for Shabbat morning).
Tu BiSh'vat is first mentioned in the Mishnah, the code of Jewish law that dates back to around 200 C.E. There, in Rosh Hashanah 1:1, the text speaks of four new years, all of which are connected to an ancient cycle of tithes. Each year, the Israelites were expected to bring one-tenth of their fruits to the Temple in Jerusalem, where they were offered to God and also helped sustain the priestly class and the poor. Since fruit from one year could not be used to tithe for another, the Rabbis had to determine when a crop year would begin and end. They chose the month of Sh'vat as the cut-off date, for this is when, in Israel, the sap begins to run and the trees start to awaken from their winter slumber, before beginning to bear fruit.
Like Hanukkah, Tu BiSh'vat is a post-biblical festival, instituted by the Rabbis. This holiday, unlike Hanukkah, has biblical roots. The tithing system upon which it is based dates back to the Torah and its deep concern with trees, harvests, and the natural world, all of which are at the heart of Tu BiSh'vat. Beginning with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden all the way through to Deuteronomy’s injunction against destroying fruit trees in times of war, our biblical text is replete with trees, both literal and metaphorical. Indeed, the Torah itself often is referred to as an eitz chayim (tree of life), based on a passage in the Book of Proverbs.
Although the celebration of Tu BiSh'vat has a long and varied history, the theme most commonly ascribed to the holiday today is the environment. It is considered a festival of nature, full of wonder, joy, and thankfulness for God’s creation in anticipation of the renewal of the natural world. During this festival, Jews recall the sacred obligation to care for God’s world, and the responsibility to share the fruits of God’s earth with all.
Tu BiSh'vat falls at the beginning of spring in Israel, when the winter rains subside and the pink and white blossoms of the almond trees begin to bud. It is for this reason that almonds and other fruits and nuts native to the Land of Israel—barley, dates, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, and wheat—are commonly eaten during the Tu BiSh'vat seder.
In modern times, Tu BiSh'vat was nourished by the rise of the Zionist movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which re-emphasized the Jewish people’s connections to the land and the natural world. It was the Zionist pioneers who - with strong financial support from Jews throughout the world who donated trees to mark smichot (special occasions)—re-forested the land of Israel, largely under the auspices of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet l’Yisrael). As a result of this emphasis on tree planting (on Tu BiSh'vat and all year long) Israel stands as the only country in the world with an almost constant net growth of trees.
From: The Jewish Home by Daniel B. Syme
Report from Brotherhood
Happy Anniversary to Sam & Fran Silverman!
The Simcha Zone
Happy Birthday, January Babies!
Notes from the TBE Treasurer
The TBE Yom Kippur Appeal is close to reaching its goal of $65,000. As of mid-December, $62,627 has been pledged, of which $41,659 has already been paid. There are still congregants who have not pledged. If you meant to, it's not too late to help us reach our goal! Thank you to all who pledged.
We're establishing a committee to plan the repairs needed for the sanctuary restoration, and we know we're going to need to raise some funds for this purpose. So I got to thinking about all the celebratory occasions where we ask people not to bring gifts but they still feel like they can't show up empty-handed. In my case, when my sons were bar mitzvahed, I suggested that people could donate to my sons' public school if they really wanted to give a gift—and the school wound up with quite a sizable donation as a result! If any bar mitzvah families are in a similar situation, may I suggest that you offer your guests the option of donating to the sanctuary restoration fund for our historic building?
While we're talking about gift-giving, how about those milestone birthdays? Who really needs gifts? How about saying on the invitation, "No gifts, please, but if you must, please donate to my synagogue's sanctuary restoration fund in honor of this occasion." Guests can send a check or even donate via credit card on our website.
Another opportunity to make a lasting contribution: in November, Rabbi Hoover and Mike Rose announced that they would be funding a partial restoration of one of our Torah scrolls with a $5,000 gift in honor of Shoshi's Bat Mitzvah. If you would like to support that effort (full restoration would require about $13,000) please consider supporting the Torah Restoration Fund.
Back to more mundane matters… taxes! In late January, all TBE congregants will receive a tax statement showing all payments to the synagogue for the 2017 calendar year. Any contributions (including religious school tuition and high holy day tickets) are fully tax-deductible. If you have any questions, please call Ruben in the office on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gloria Peller Barkan
Maria Francavilla Lipton
It's B'ShERT… Community Messages
Thanks To Our Temple Family
We deeply appreciate your support and kind expressions of condolence on the loss of our mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, Natalie Levine.
Gene and Faye Levine Guskin, and Jillian Guskin
I appreciate all the support from the synagogue community during this difficult time.
Condolences to Ira Silverman on the loss of his mother on January 7th.
Bach and Boombox: Live at Temple January 11th at 7 pm
Join acclaimed cellist and music educator Nat Chaitkin for a free program of classical and contemporary music, stories from the White House to Yankee Stadium and more!
Admission is free to all, and the program is appropriate for all ages. Bring friends & neighbors!
Social Action Committee
On behalf of the Social Action Committee, thank you all for your generosity in making our Hanukkah Toy Drive a huge success!
Angel and Susan delivered almost 300 items to the Pediatric Department at Maimonides Cancer Center along with dozens of handmade holiday cards made by our Religious School students. Thanks to Bryna Bilanow and Dan Orr for coordinating that effort. The toys and cards will be given out by the Pediatric Department Staff with what we know will be smiles all around!
Reminder: The next Social Action Committee meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 pm in the Community Room.
A happy, healthy and peaceful New Year to all.
Susan Sysler and Laurie Bassi, Co-Chairs
Jewish Cultural Committee
December is always a very special month for Jewish culture, and this year is no exception.
On December 3, many of us could be found at Kingsborough Community College, where we attended a concert by "8 Days of Klezmer" featuring the charismatic and talented guest vocalist Daniella Rabbani. That same evening, some of us went to East Midwood Jewish Center for the celebration of the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd. Religious leaders in the Ethiopian Jewish community, dressed in traditional attire, carrying colorful umbrellas and tassels made of goat hair, led the ceremony, which commemorates the rededication of the Temple and the rededication of a Torah found inside. This was followed by a great vegetarian meal, music, dancing, and a coffee ceremony. It was really enjoyable and very interesting.
On December 17, we turned out for the Shir Chadash Chanukah concert, held at Park Slope Jewish Center. We have been loyal supporters of this chorus (which includes several members of TBE), having attended at least three previous concerts. The chorus performed a portion of "Masada," an opera composed by our own Harry Bialor, who of course was in the audience. It was great! The other music was wonderful, too, and represented different styles and periods. Cantors Josh Breitzer and Sam Levine showcased their terrific voices and "star power." All of this is why we keep coming back!
There is so much in store for January. I will only report on a few items. First, there is the Jewish Film Festival taking place at Lincoln Center. The films include documentaries about Sammy Davis, Jr. and West of the Jordan River (which depicts life under occupation). Other films being shown are The Caretaker (a gay German man and an Israeli widow form a relationship after the death of the man they both loved), The Invisibles (Jewish people hide out "in plain sight" in WWII Berlin), a restored version of The Dybbuk,"and Summer (young Orthodox girls in summer camp become adults). There are many other films that sound good, so I urge you to download the brochure and head to the movies.
If you like, you can just spend the whole month at the Center for Jewish History on West 16th Street in Manhattan. On January 9 at 7 pm, there will be a program on Jewish cooking, which will include a light reception. The following day, take a curated tour of the exhibit "Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome and Back Again." Return on January 24 at 6:30 pm to hear the noted author Tova Mirvis discuss her new memoir, "The Book of Separation," which relates to her departure from Orthodox Judaism. End the month on January 28 at 2 pm for "International Ladino Day: A Celebration of Story and Song."
Yvette Pomeranz, Co-Chair
January Yahrzeits: “For the Memory of the Righteous Is a Blessing”
Dec 30–Jan 5
Leon De Silva
Edith B.L. Peiper
Dr. Henry Cohen
Rose Rosenthal Cohen
Grace Elish Kristen
Joseph Selig Scheier
Rose Davidsberg Appel
Alton A. Costuma
Louis Baer Kroll
Rose S. Milman
Jefferson G. Breitbart
Blanche Augusta Burger
Sari Gluck Christy
Hannah Esther Cohen
Dora Roinick Feldman
Israel Morris Goldfarb
Annie Mary Gotliffe
Florence Chaison Knopp
Ruth E. Levin
Rabbi Samuel E. Manchester
Saretta P. Martin
Gussie Berline Rice
Dr. Nevita Shrivastava
Jacob S. Strahl
Ada L. Sweedler
Bernard A. Van Gelder
A Mitzvah You Can Do for the Temple
You can donate to the Temple in your sleep — if you are already a TD Bank customer or open a new account there.
TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program will generate contributions to the Temple. TD Bank has a good reputation and is known as the “most convenient” bank due to its generous hours.
Link your TD Bank account (CD, checking, money market, retirement, savings) to our TBE Account with code AH580; we will earn an annual donation based on the average balances of all the linked accounts.
In the event that you open a new checking account and link it to code AH580, the temple will get $50 per new account. For existing accounts that are linked, we will get $10 each.
The beauty of the program is that we can ask family members, friends, businesses we deal with, anybody to help us out. (Excluded: Attorney accounts, Business Savings accounts, TD Student Checking, Treasury Management, TD Wealth Management, Trust & Escrow accounts).
Visit any local TD Bank to link to AH580 and designate your account(s). Thank you for taking the step to add this benefit to the Temple’s TD Bank account.
For additional information, feel free to contact Sally Moses at email@example.com or (347) 804-2798. ~ Fundraising Committee
Donor In Memory of
Hazel Tishcoff Werner Friedlander
Ron & Phyllis Schweiger Werner Friedlander
Helene Fastman Werner Friedlander
Marcia Kaplan Mann Werner Friedlander
Madeline Greenbaum Werner Friedlander
Drucker/Antopol Family Werner Friedlander
Gerard & Judy Soffian Werner Friedlander
Julie Baraz Werner Friedlander
Ron & Phyllis Schweiger Rabbi William Kloner
Barbara & Mel Robinson Rabbi William Kloner
Julie Baraz Jerome Baraz
Natalie Friedlander Jerome Baraz
Marcia Kaplan Mann Eleanor Steinberg
Natalie Friedlander Siegmar Friedlander
Steven & Anne Garner Sybil Garner
Ellen Weiss Bernardine Weltman
Donor Speedy Recovery of
Judith Weiss In honor of Lynn DeNonno’s
Judith Weiss In honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Shoshana Hoover
Celebration Fund (cont.)
Ron & Phyllis Schweiger Celebrating Frema Schneier’s Birthday
Harry Bailor For bima honor
The Morton Meyer Fund for Sanctuary Beautification
Donor In Memory of
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Book of Life
Donor In Memory of
Donor In Celebration of
Torah Restoration Fund
Donor In Celebration of
Rabbi Heidi Hoover & Shoshi’s Bat Mitzvah
Michael T. Rose
Donations to TBE
Sisterhood/Women of PTBAS
December was a very successful month for both Sisterhood of Temple Beth Emeth and Women of PTBAS.
On December 9, Sisterhood hosted a brunch featuring guest speaker (and congregant) Sophia McGee, who spoke about U.S.-Mideast relations and the impact of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We had a great turnout.
On December 3, the Women of PTBAS enjoyed a luncheon at Three Star Restaurant and then went as a group to see the Klezmer concert at Kingsborough Community College. Sisterhood of TBE joined in and a terrific time was had by all.
Sisterhood is pleased to announce its upcoming Saturday morning line-up:
February 10: Brunch and lecture with congregant Melodie Winawer, who will be discussing her debut novel The Scribe of Siena. (Books will be available for purchase.)
April 28: Brunch/lecture with guest Jonathan Schwartz. “I made plans and G-d laughed….twice.”
May 10: Brunch/lecture featuring our ever popular congregant Alan Zarrow, who will amuse us with more tales from the crypt and beyond.
Women of PTBAS has a great schedule of programs coming up.
Thursday, April 5: Seventh night of Passover Dessert Seder.
Friday, May 4: Women-led service, which will include members of Sisterhood of TBE and Women of PTBAS.
In early February, Sisterhood of TBE and Women of PTBAS will be planning joint programming for the new year. We’ll be coming up with a new name for our group and some new programming ideas to add to our current favorites.
Sara Meyer West for Sisterhood of TBE
Educator's Report • Bryna Bilanow
This month in Religious School we continued to study Judaism through the lens of Israel. We also had the opportunity to have a Chanukah festival to celebrate the holiday! One of the activities that the children completed in the festival was creating cards to go along with the toys donated to the toy drive.
Jerusalem In the youngest class the children looked at the flag of Israel and observed the colors and bands that make it up. The class then created their own indigo and white flags by using tie-dye, and in their next class they decorated the covers further with Stars of David. The children also went on a Chanukah scavenger hunt in the sanctuary and created their own paper dreidels.
Eilat The students looked at a map of Israel with Lizzy and discussed the different cities and bodies of water. They learned more about them, while observing that some of the cities or landmarks on the map have different names in Hebrew than they do in English. The children were able to create their own labels in Hebrew for some of the features and cities, and then they placed them on the class map. The class also learned about the different animals that live in Israel—cats in Jerusalem, mountain goats in the canyons, hyraxes, jackals, and coral reefs in the Red Sea.
Haifa In Cara’s class the children learned about the airlifts of Ethiopian Jews that occurred between 1984 and 1991. They have also been learning about Ethiopian Jewish culture and their holiday of Sigd that takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur. The students also discussed what they knew about Chanukah and looked at the locations of major battles that occurred in Israel during the time of the Maccabees. They created salt dough maps and labeled those sites on their maps.
Tel-Aviv Rabbi Jenn and her students continued their tour of Israel and journeyed south toward Masada and the Dead Sea. They talked about the history of Masada and the features of the Dead Sea. They also learned about the tourist and spa culture that surrounds that site. They made their own salt scrub out of coconut oil, salt, and lavender oil. The Bnei Mitzvah class also played an essential role in helping to put together the Chanukah festival. They created materials for some of the activities, led the stations for other activities, and led groups of the younger kids during the festival. They all did an amazing job!
Beth Shalom v'Emeth
As you may know, Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom has maintained an ARZA committee for several years. All Temple members are invited to join both the Committee and ARZA itself.
ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, is Israel's voice of the Reform Movement in the United States. ARZA seeks to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identities of Reform Jews.
ARZA champions and supports activities that further enhance Israel as a pluralistic, just and democratic Jewish state. It is the single largest funder of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), which is made up of all of the Reform congregations in Israel, and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) that advocates for religious rights of Reform and progressive Israeli Jews and civil rights for all Israelis. Please visit www.arza.org for more details of ARZA's important work.
Your membership in ARZA helps make this possible. ARZA membership is $36.00, of which $2.00 stays at the Temple for Israelrelated programming, over a third goes directly to the Israel Religious Action Center and the Israel Movement for Progressive Movement programs in Israel, and the remaining funds go towards ARZA' s work in building support for the Reform Movement in Israel. Members' contact information is shared with ARZA so that you can receive important news updates, programming ideas, and information on advocacy opportunities.
To join please complete the form below and send it in along with your payment of $36.00 made out to"PTBAS."By joining ARZA you are helping build a democratic & inclusive Israeli society!
Thank you for your consideration.
Tamara R. Kerner
ARZA Committee Chair
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