New This Week...
It's Renewal Time!
Have you attended Services a few times? Wisdom Classes, Spirituality Groups? Yes? We're thrilled. Now it's time to join TAO!
Here are just some of our membership benefits...
- Free Admission to High Holy Days Services
- Discounts at most TAO events
- Reduced advertising rates in this newsletter
- Member only events like Havdallahs, Men's & Women's Spirituality Groups, Sunday Salon at Rabbi Shoni's home
- Saturday Morning retreats at Rabbi's home
Renew and Join Now!
- Saturday Shabbos Services at Rabbi's home
Yes, it's time to renew your TAO membership again. The new membership year starts in less than a month (August 1 through July 31).
By renewing now, you also help Tikkun Olam (repair the world) by being eco-friendly in saving paper and fiscally helpful in saving postage.
When a performance is fantastic the audience applauds. Applause for TAO comes in the form of membership. Donating above and beyond membership is our standing ovation. Show you care. Please renew now.
Print forms to mail or fax Renewal
For at least the fifth year in a row, our membership dues have remained the same. Please read the letter from our President Anne Goldberg (it's a beautiful letter that will touch your soul). Call the office with special requests or questions.
*PLEASE DIRECT ALL questions, information, ads or news for upcoming newsletters to TAOAdmin@TAOCenter.net
or contact the TAO office at 954-888-1408
. Thank you for your input.
DON'T YOU LOVE OUR VIRTUAL SIDDUR at Shabbat services? Jenae, who so lovingly put together this inspiring and beautiful virtual prayer book, has been faithfully serving as Gabbai on Friday nights for many years and is now ready to pass along this mitzvah to someone new. Please call the temple office at 954-888-1408 if you would like to take over this much loved and vital function for our community. Jenae is available to train you now, so please volunteer to continue this vital mitzvah for TAO today!
Hands On Help - Aug 7 and/or Aug 9
Help a Holocaust survivor (living in Sunrise) either Sunday, August 7 and/or Tuesday, August 9th from 10am-4pm. Join Rabbi Marc and a contractor, removing wallpaper, painting, moving items etc. To sign up, call Janice at 954-753-7940 or the TAO office at 954-888-1408.
Thanks and many blessings,
Chesed-Social Action committee.
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- July 28 - Men's Spirituality Group 3/8
- Aug 03 - Summer Wisdom Class -Linda Weissman
- Aug 05 - Friday Interfaith Service
- Aug 13 - Saturday Morning Meditation Retreat
- Aug 15 - Women's Spirituality Group
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Thurs - July 28 - Men's Spirituality Group
Attendance is mandatory
and closed after first session!
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
In this eight week session, we will explore different programs including: procrastination, the power of money, creating happiness, and past lives. Please join us in this safe and sacred space where you can be yourself.
Come home to the brotherhood of men, and take your place as a man among men. All TAO men are invited to this unique strictly-male opportunity. Please call Lowell Gannon if you have any questions 954-240-1944
.Once a new eight-week session has begun, the group is closed to new members until the next session begins. Facilitator
Lowell Gannon can be reached at 954-240-1944
Second Floor Conference Room at Office - 10200 West SR 84, Davie 33324. Non-members may attend the first two sessions after which TAO membership is required.Directions
From Nob Hill Road, just south of SR 84, turn as if you are going into Burger King and follow the road as it curves to the right. We are just west of Imperial Lighting. There is ample parking.Please arrive a few minutes early as the front door to the building locks at 7pm. RSVP954-888-1408
|Wed, Aug 3- Summer Wisdom Class -|
What is Tisha B'av and What Does it Mean to Us?
7 to 9pm
Office conference room
During the summer, we are tapping the talent of our community. Join us every Wednesday as we spotlight the wisdom within TAO. Bring your friends and prepare to be impressed.Thank you to Dottie Zveibil for taking us on a great journey at wisdom class last week.
Twenty-three participants gained so much insight into ourselves and Kabbalah from Dottie's teachings
Facilitator: Linda Weissman
Subject: "What is Tisha B'av and What Does it Mean to Us?" In the tradition of Tisha B'Av, this class is dedicated to Ernie Kraft and Florence Ross, of blessed memories.
August 10, 17
Facilitator: Karen Tina Sheskin
Subject: Lesser Known Women in the Bible. Discover how biblical women determined the course of Jewish history through their sexuality, seductions, rivalry and wiles. R-rated. Text: Torah.
Facilitator: Lowell Gannon
Subject: "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. Read the book, and come prepared to explore how this can have a major impact on your life.
Facilitator: Jon Rosen
Subject: What is the Soul? A Kabbalistic perspective.
September 7, 14, 21
Facilitator: Anne Goldberg
Subject: Throughout the year, Judaism offers us a blueprint of self-exploration, healing and transformation. In these sessions, we learn more about the energy of the weeks leading up to High Holy Days and explore ways we can prepare for the personal insight, cleansing and renewal available to us during Selichot, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Wisdom class with Rabbi Marc commences after High Holy Days.
August 5 - Friday Interfaith Service
|Bring a friend, your children and grandchildren
Share the joy.
Are you looking for a meaningful and joyous Shabbat? Look no further.
TAO (Temple Adath Or) is the South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal. We are a warm expression of joyful Judaism that brings Judaism to the 21st Century.
Jewish Renewal is about breathing life and meaning into Judaism. It is a return to the mystic roots of Abraham. It teaches that when we touch the Divine within and allow That to shine through us, we achieve a life of balance, harmony and loving kindness. In its essence, Renewal helps us to access the God within.
TAO services are filled with joy as we sing our way through Shabbat. Prayer, meditation and movement are always a part of everything we do.
Join us the first and third Friday of each month. Whether you are Jewish, non-Jewish or want to feel Jewish again, you will be touched by the depth, joy and connection you will feel at our Services.
Learn the PrayersClick for free prayer bookServices
First & Third Fridays
Fourth Saturday (Unless noted otherwise)
Summer Schedule Varies (See below)
Aug 5 (Interfaith Service)
Aug 19 · Sep 2, 16 · Oct 21 · Nov 4 (TBD) · Nov 18
Dec 2, 16
Jan 6, 20 · Feb 3, 17 · Mar 2, 16 · Apr 6, 20
May 4, 18 · Jun 1, 15 · Aug 3, 17 · Sept 7
Regular Friday Night Services
7:10 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Services Begin
Please help setup and cleanup after Services.
During Oneg, please put your plates and cups in the garbage, and it's ok to pick up others' that you see. Also, please be careful not to get cake and food on the floor... we don't want to be asked to leave! Thanks for your help and considerations.
Thanks to everyone who has been helping make sure the room is clean before leaving. There has been a big improvement. Special thanks to Trudi DeGrazia for donating an electric sweeper.
You'll make it a lot easier on the Rabbi and the few people who are helping now. To help with set up, show up at about 6:30pm. Thank you so much!!
Help sign in attendees
Call Dee at the office: 954-888-1408
special occasion (birthday, anniversary, promotion) or say thank you or honor someone special by sponsoring an Oneg. Full and partial sponsorships are possible. Sponsorships benefit your business too as it is publicized at the service and in our newsletter. The Rabbi will personally acknowledge and thank you.
To sponsor an upcoming Oneg, call the office to schedule: 954-888-1408
.Feel free to bring a dish to share too!
Please write your name on homemade dishes for people who would like recipes. Thanks! Shabbos Food Drive
Please bring canned food to services for those who are hungry every day of the year. We are supporting Jewish Family Services and the Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food to services. Each time we bring our dancing feet to prayer and to The Holy One, we can fill our hands with cans. Help continue our mission. Location
ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. Click here for Directions
|Aug 13 - Sat. Morning Meditation Retreat|
|10:30 a.m. The TAO Shabbos Hour Retreat
is a sanctuary of silent inner reflection and sacred presence. Give yourself this hour to be soothed and transformed, through quiet prayer, euphoric chanting, gentle (Renewal-style) yoga, and holy meditation, all in a tranquil, loving environment with your TAO community and friends.
This glorious hour, led By Rabbi Marc, is fabulous for your physical and mental health.
Sep10, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 15, Feb 11, Mar 10
Apr 15, May 12, Jun 9
At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina. This is a members only event.
Note: There is no Oneg.
Mon, Aug 15 - Women's Spirituality Group
Women's Spirituality Group is a sacred circle of spiritual women who want to grow and share their souls. Participation requires no prior experience, just an open heart and willingness to be in the company of loving, accepting friends. We neither solve problems nor give advice; we listen and learn, love and accept. Please join us. Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO.
View Shirley Shelpman's notes from April's WSG. Read now
Trudi DeGrazia'RSVPMyrnaWolf07@comcast.net954-370-72732011 Schedule
Aug 15, Sep 19
Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Marcia Sweedler MSweedle@nova.edu
|Saturday Service - Aug 27|
10:30 a.m. Morning Service
Exceptions noted below
Intimate... Connected... Joyful. This is how TAO does Shabbos. Bring your drums, tambourines and your hearts as they will be touched. What a wonderful way to start the day!
After Service, enjoy Oneg with your congregants. Will you sponsor an Oneg? Call the office 954-888-1408.
Saturday Morning Services
Oct 29, Nov 26
Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23
Saturday Havdallah Services
Sep 24 - Selichot
Oct 15 - Sukkot
Dec 24 - Chanukah
Members OnlyServices at Rabbi Marc and Paulina's home are for TAO Members Only.
Members are welcome to bring out-of-town guests. Dress comfortably!Location
Saturday Service is at Rabbi Marc & Paulina's home. Call Office for address: 954-888-1408.Parking
To keep the ability to enjoy services at the Rabbi's home, please follow this parking procedure:
At the Rabbi's house, an attendant will give you a handout with the places you may park. Rabbi Marc did a lot of work to secure parking places acceptable to his development's Board and the City. We must heed the allotments and not park elsewhere.
Please respect the neighbors if they should ask you to move your car or not park in their swale - even if they previously gave permission to park there. By being respectful of their wishes, we assure fewer problems in the future.
Sat, Oct 29 - Israel Meeting
Our Land, Our People,
Join the discussion at the Rabbi's home following Saturday Services.
|TAO's Adopted Family|
Through our support of the Touch A Heart Foundation
, TAO has adopted a family whom we will try to offer visits and support during the coming year.
Our "adopted" family consists of a 62 year old grandma with custody of two grandsons, a 10 and 11 year old. Grandma has MS, and on a good day uses a cane. More often she requires a walker or wheelchair. Her greatest fear is losing her home which is the only home the boys have ever known and handicap accessible for her. Their only income at this time is Social Security.
The family has a "Wish List." If you can provide any of the items on the wish list please contact Renee at the office. You could drop the items off at the office (in the afternoons), or make a donation to cover the costs and Renee will purchase. WISH - LIST - NEW ITEMS ONLY
- A gift certificate for shoes for the boys to either Sports Authority or Footlocker
- Tickets to the movie theater. Closest to them would be Regal Cinema or Cinemark
- Clothes for the boys - Pants/Shorts (size 12 and 16), Shirts (medium and large)
- Gas cards, Publix or Target gift cards
- Rides to and from services
- Socks, towels, blankets, toiletries
- Publix card or precooked meal including beverages and paper goods
Grandma does not expect entire wish list to be granted.
We plan to visit our family throughout the holidays and throughout the year. If you are interested in being a part of one of these visits, please let Renee know at 954-888-1408 or by email at Renee@TAOCenter.net. This is a wonderful mitzvah project and we hope each of you can participate in this mitzvah in some small or large way.
Seeking Auction Donation & Raffle Items
We're collecting items for upcoming TAO auctions and raffles. Some of the types of items we are seeking are listed below. Click here for a more comprehensive list
- Antiques, Art & Collectibles
- Retail, Spa, Restaurant gift cards
- Entertainment Like: Day on a sailboat, golf outing
Be creative! To donate, contact Jacci King: phone: 954-818-6546, email: JaclynKing56@gmail.com. Note: Items may be saved for future events. Thank you SO much for donating and participating. It is with and because of you that we succeed.
- Household Services & Repairs
Meet Jewish Singles
Aleph, The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, has set up a place to meet singles. Simply go to Facebook.com. Search and then select Aleph-Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Then, near the top of the page, click the link: Aleph/Jewish Renewal Singles. Or click here to go to the singles page
directly. Then click the "Like" button in the grey bar on the top of the page.
This is new to Aleph, so there are not many people who joined... yet. Be one of the charter members! There's no cost, and who knows, you might meet your soul mate. To meet people, just click on their names or pictures to learn more about them, and initiate contact with whomever you choose. Good luck... and have fun!
Shmuel Gabbai, 36. I take out the Torah Saturday morning. Would like to take you out Saturday night. Please write.
Nourish Your Soul
|Sponsor this newsletter or make a donation. We are so grateful for your love and support. |
Newsletter sponsorships are $180 for four weeks.
Call 954-888-1408 to reserve.
Donations to TAO are tax deductible.
Please remember TAO in your will. Your support makes a huge impact on the work we do. Without TAO, many of us would not be affiliated with any temple community. TAO, The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal, brings a special connection to you, the Divine and Judaism.
Friday, August 5, 2011
7:15 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Service Begins
Learn the Friday night Shabbos prayers.
Click to print Prayer book.
Please bring non-perishable goods to Services. We collect for those less fortunate than ourselves.
" Adhere only to the assurance that there are no wrong turns, no faulty decisions, no real mistakes "
26 Tammuz 5771
The next generation of tribal leaders is named, and the land of Canaan is apportioned through these chieftains to the Israelites
Wisdom by Rabbi Shoni
Move beyond the boundaries
of your background while acknowledging and honoring the best of what it has given you.
Introduction, p. 19
People are Talking about TAO's Wisdom Class.
Drums, Tambourines, Shaker
Would you like to have your own drum, tambourine, shaker or other instrument to bring to TAO Services and events? Click here for a NEW catalog
. The retail price is under each item and it includes shipping.
To order, call or email Jenae: 954-290-9896 or Jenae@SalesPowerhouse.com
100% of profits go to TAO.
Welcome to TAO
At TAO, you find joyful Judaism, meaningful ritual & universal truths rooted in Torah, Kabbalah and other traditional Jewish sources and draw deeply on our inner truths, communal wisdom and spiritual traditions in accordance with the ongoing process of the living Torah.
Meditation, dance, chanting, song and music, present in Judaism throughout the ages, is an integral part of our services.
Join us and embark on a spiritual journey into your Jewish soul!
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Heart to Heart
Share what's in your heart: love, simchas, gratitude, life events, appreciation. . . or help promote an event that is meaningful to you. This is a sacred space where we give each other the gift of our words. $18 donation per listing.
The following people may need help remembering they are whole and healthy. Please, whenever you are with them and whenever you think about them... see them as whole and perfect.
Adam Atkin, Leon Heller, Chava bat Czarna vet Moshe Abram (Mother of Suely Suchodolsky), Barbara Gotsopoulos, Phyllis Lister (Daughter of Ethelind Wiener), Sage Steinberg (granddaughter of Trudi DeGrazia), Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Cecile Dumornay, Fruma Bat Baila Rivka, (Carole Constad's granddaughter) Maxine Farber (Charles Tischler's sister), Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Joy Rosenbloom, Brian Fusco, Myrna Greissman, Jackie Sabatucci, Robin Garrison Dicacco, Rob Goldberg, Robin (Steve Einbinder's sister), David Goodman (Susan Gotlin's brother), Sal Vanni, Shelby Hope Kilman, Maria Fernandez, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Riley Victoria Lowe, Ava Kugelman (Debbie Kugelman's mother), Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law), Dianne Lerner, Susan Cohen (Jenae's aunt), Paula Censor, Carol Lerner, Velvo ben Leah, Devorah bat Fraydl, Steve Cohen, Norma Seegal, Jeff Alden, Suely Suchodolsky, Renee Maud Guerrier, Myra Sullivan (Rhonda Hey's sister), Ron Aurnou, Paul Kay, Ed Lerner, Anita Marino, Susan Quasha (sister-in-law of Phyllis Tess), Nancy Mendelson, Joan Sadik, Gabriella Silverstein, Sid Sokolsky (Shirley Shelpman's brother-in-law), Jay Simon, Perry Moss, Richard Grove, Albert Wilansky, Danny Shia, Rabbi David Novak, Michael Antonelli, Joan Rosenwasser, Roberta Vogel, Rachel bat Nechama (Rick Vogel's sister), Maxine Brodsky (Malcha Bat Fraeda), Ilene Joseph, Sara Rosenbaum, Robert Perlmutter, Andy Leeds, Marilyn Gnapp (Doris Baker's sister), Caren Vivado, Angela Weiss, Brianna Dalnas
Please contact the office with requests for additions to this list. We respect your desire to privacy and only list with permission.
Please notify TAO office to remove names from healing.
Jewish tradition externalizes our beloved departed by honoring the blessed memory of family members who passed on (parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, children). The Yahrtzeit Plaque is a permanent memorial to your loved ones|
Add your loved one to the Yahrtzeit Plaque.
Photo by Elyn Zerfas.
Tree of Life
Express the unique spiritual grace and energy that reflects our loving Oneness. That's our Tree of Life.
Gift a leaf to honor your loved ones. Celebrate marriages, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births life!
Order a leaf and show someone how much you love them forever.
Photo by Elyn Zerfas.
|Ongoing TAO ProgramCartridges for kids
Help Repair the World Memorize this motto:
Take Short Showers instead of baths and NEVER use your toilet as a wastebasket.
If you own or work at a business that is willing to help collect these items, contact Renee at the office.
We will arrange for pick-ups at businesses throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
Thank you for helping.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.
Unique, inexpensive and meaningful
Everything is available on our online Store
TAO members looking for employers and employees are welcome to place an announcement in this newsletter at no charge.
Employers wishing to give Tzedakah are invited to do so.
Personal Assistant / Private Secretary, full or part time. No job too big or too small. Call Rochelle Tischler 954-249-6941.
Do you need financial and operating accounting systems, software, office set up? For accounting and bookkeeping help, contact Karen Rosenfeld, CPA at 954-536-7916.
Email your announcement to Admin@TAOcenter.net
Wednesdays with Rabbi
| By appointment
To schedule a private meeting
with Rabbi Marc Wednesday afternoon, call 954-888-1408. PhotoShop: Elyn Zerfas
There is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once a month for four months - for women in treatment. Simply sign up and ask her doctor to fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason contacts a participating maid service in her zip code. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. www.CleaningForAReason.org Help members who
Sometimes, members need rides to the doctor or to Services. If you're willing to help, we'd like to keep a list of people to call. Please call or email us
if you're willing to help. Sponsor an Oneg
Without your help, this delightful finale of our Shabbos gatherings will change its shape. We are told that it is a wise practice to contribute to a worthy charity before praying. What better time than sponsoring an Oneg. Call the office to reserve your Oneg: 954-888-1408. Community Service Hours
for High Schoolers
We have many opportunities to fulfill service hour require-ments. Call Anne Goldberg at 954-476-0110 to volunteer. Donate Timeshare
Please contact the office with details: 954-888-1408. Tell Someone
You Appreciate Them
Write a Heart to Heart message. Donation is only $18. What a mitzvah! Tell some-one how much you care
Transportation As One (TAO)
People from Miami to Aventura to Boca to Palm Beach want to attend TAO Services and Wisdom Class and are unable or uncomfortable driving. If you will take someone with you, please email us
, and we'll update the list to help make it easy for everyone to attend and participate in our events.
Plus, it's the green thing to do! Carpooling conserves gas and offers the opportunity to enjoy your TAO friends at the same time. Click here for list of people offering rides
.Galia & Ocean Funds
In the spirit of Tzedakah, Paulina and Rabbi Marc set up two funds at TAO - a Galia fund and an Ocean fund. A portion of these funds is used to send toys and other needed items to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations that serve children, including Jafco.
When you share your sweetness to celebrate Galia's birthday (December 6) and Ocean's birthday (June 28) and other occasions, please donate to TAO instead of generously offering toys, clothing and other gifts. In this way, children will benefit from your sweet generosity.
Paulina and Rabbi Marc will be informed that you gifted their children and performed an act of Tzedakah in their honor.
Both Paulina and Rabbi Marc appreciate the health, toys and love their children have and want to give others the opportunity to share as well. To donate, Donate to Galia or Ocean fund
for this tax deductible gift.
|Free & Member Only (MO) Events Mark your calendars!
Sukkot Havdallah (MO)
Shabbat Retreats (MO)
Women's Spirituality Group (MO)
Men's Spirituality Group (MO)
Sunday Salon (MO)
Saturday Shabbat Service at Rabbi's house (MO)
New Year's Day Shabbos (MO)
Join TAO now!
|Do you love the sweet reminder calls Rabbi Marc sends Thursdays prior to Services? Will you sponsor the calls for the next 12 months? What a mitzvah it will be to support this lovely practice. Please call the office with your donation, or click here to donate online now. Please indicate "Reminder Calls" in the message box if donating online. Thanks... LOTS! Your sponsorship will bring much joy to our community.
We'd like to help celebrate your birthday
Click here to email your birth date to us now - we don't need the year!
A place where members showcase their business. Click here or look for Networking on the TAO home page. Members, add your listing by clicking "Join Network" in top right corner. Your listing will appear the day your membership status is verified.
If you wish to offer a discount to TAO members, indicate such.. and welcome to the Network!
Join a Committee
Participating on a committee enriches your life and builds meaningful relationships. Call a Committee Chairperson or the office 954-888-1408. Thank you.
Board of Directors
Rabbi Phil Labowitz
Rabbi Marc Labowitz
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
Dr. Florence Ross*
Immediate Past President
High Holy Days
Men - Lowell Gannon
Women - Marcia Sweedler
Zionism: Our Voice
Choir & Musicians
Laura Edge Truong