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February 2, 2012
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New This Week...


Friday Shabbat Service

Friday, Feb 3 


Join us in spiritual prayer at this Friday's Shabbat Service at Artserve.  Please remember to bring non-perishables for our food drive. Read full article below


Please help us welcome guests (wearing red name badges) to TAO Services.  We want to make everyone feel part of our community.  Members wear blue badges. Give them a big TAO Welcome too.


Many Thanks To Our Members


Thanks to all of you who participated in our collection at Wisdom Class on January 25th and donated so generously to support Dan, the evening program aid at Artserve after his serious accident at work.  TAO matched the funds collected so that Dan might be able to get the necessary medical aid.   


Thanks to Will Molasky and Ethelind Wiener for their informative and moving Shabbat D'var Torah at our past two Saturday Shabbat Services.  


Thanks to Renee Greene and Michael Fish for donation of tickets to TAO for "Soul Doctor" and to Renee for organizing the group. 


Join TAO in Giving Back To our Community Feb 19 - 24

In past years, TAO volunteers along with Rabbi Marc, have traveled to Haiti and Alabama to help with rebuilding the community after tragedies.  This year from February 19th - 24th, we will be helping those in our own community who go to bed hungry every night, through out project - All-Fed.  Please volunteer to join us in this mitzvah.

We are working with Expand the Love and Invigorate U, LLC to actualize this.  We need volunteers for one to six days - two pick ups at a location and two drop offs at shelters per day.  This should only take a few hours of your time.  People will work in teams of two or three and make only two pickups and deliveries each day.  If you can commit to at least one day, please contact Val Salidker at [email protected]  Please let Val know that you are a TAO member and answer the following questions: 1. Preferred day or days you are willing to commit to (and a back-up date.)  Please realize that if you make a commitment to be with us, we need you to honor that commitment or we will be short a driver/team member.  2. Your city or area so you can be matched up with another person and location near you.  3.  Do you have someone who can be with you as a team or do you need to be partnered up?  Who will be your partner?  4.  Your contact email and phone number.

Let's expand the love to our local brothers and sisters.  

Men's Spirituality
 Group Returns

Feb 7


Come home to the brotherhood of men.  Join Men's Group Facilitator Lowell Gannon when Men's Spirituality Group resumes its eight week session on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.  See full article below. 



Wisdom Class Feb 8 Tu B'Shevat Seder

  - On Wednesday, February 8th,
as part of our Wisdom Class we will join together in a Tu B'Shevat Seder celebrating the fruit and wine from the trees of Israel.     



Spa Day - Feb 12 


Services are going fast

Available still - in addition to packages without Services: 1 Spiritual Reading, 1 Mani/Pedi, 4 Massages, Reiki, 1 Facial, 2 Microdermabrasion Facials (a $250 value), 2 Make-up Consults, and Foot Detox (what's left will go fast the day of).

Register Now


An absolutely FABULOUS Silent Auction accompanies Spa Day.  Can't attend?  No worries!  Look at the list of items in the article below.  Choose anything you want to bid on, then email or fax the Left Bid form to Jenae, and she will bid on your behalf.  No one will know what your maximum bid is... and frequently items are won for a lesser amount.  It's a win for everyone!!


Details in full article below.



Spiritual Fulfillment Weekend

Feed Your Soul & Your Body

Feb 11 & 12, 2012 


Saturday - Feb. 11, 2012

Balancing Gender & Birthing the Future

Join Rabbi Shoni Labowitz and Dr. Lisa Sirota-Weiner for a revealing discussion and interactive experience on gender and the future. This will take place at the home of Rabbi Shoni from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Remember to bring a brown-bag vegetarian lunch and a journal with you. 

For Members Only.  FULL.    


Sunday - Feb.12, 2012
4th Annual Spa Day 

Full Article Below

Services are going fast. Really! We mean it!!

Read longer article below for list of fabuous, did we say "fabulous" Silent Auction items... and you can win... even if you can't attend. Details below.

Give the Gift of Ahhhhh to yourself, a friend or loved one. Spa Day is a phenomenal event! Join us this year in this mentally relaxing and spiritually fulfilling day.
Spa Day is a great Valentine's Day gift... or special treat for yourself... Enjoy pure heaven!

Read About and Register for Spa Day 



Please Sponsor An Oneg Shabbat   


Celebrate your special occasion - birthday, anniversary, promotion - or say thank you or honor someone special by sponsoring a Friday night or Saturday Service Oneg Shabbat.  Full and partial sponsorships are possible.  Sponsorships can benefit your business as well  as it is publicized at the service and in our newsletter.  Rabbi Marc will personally acknowledge and thank you for your contribution.


To sponsor an upcoming Oneg, call the office to schedule: 954-888-1408.  



Save The Date


Please mark your calendars for Saturday night, May 5, 2012 for a special evening when we will celebrate Rabbis Shoni and Phil Labowitz!! This will be a fun and meaningful evening. Details to follow. Please plan to join us!



Questions and Answers


PLEASE DIRECT ALL questions, information, ads or news for upcoming newsletters to [email protected] or contact the TAO office at 954-888-1408. Thanks for your input. 


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Coming Up 

  • Feb 3 - Friday Shabbat Service
  • Feb 7 - Mens Spirituality Group 1/8
  • Feb 8 - Wisdom Class
  • Feb 11 - Balancing Gender & Birthing the      Future

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Feb 12 - Spa Day

Register Online Now

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New Silent Auction


This year, we have a FABUOUS Silent Auction... and YOU  DO  NOT  HAVE  TO  ATTEND  TO  BID  OR  WIN!  Simply submit Left Bid Form  listing everything you want to bid on, and Jenae will bid on your behalf. You may even win the item for less than your maximum bid too! No one will know what that is other than Jenae (your secret is safe!)


Have fun... Win great stuff... and Support TAO, the temple you love.


Auction: Food & Restaurants

  • Anthony's Runway 84 - $50 gift card
  • Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar - $35 gift card

  • 5 Wholesome Sweeteners gift certificates - value: up to $35
  • Any 25 Quorn products... great for a party! (no expiration date) - value: up to $175
  • Ezekriel / Food for Life - any 7 products (no expiration date) - value: up to $35

  • Submit a Left Bid Form


Auction: Health Services & Products

  • Cervical Pillow - donor: Dr. Marti Sinnreich - value: $90
  • Health Basket includes: Emergen-C -1000 mg Vitamin C (30 packets); National Dynamix calcium DX 2 - 250 mg Calcium + 400 IU Vitamin D3 ( 60 supplements); Gal Pal retro ice bag; Dr. Ken's toothpaste with green tea extract, all natural, floride free (5 oz.); Crystal Body Deodorant - hypoallergenic, fragrance and paraben free; Redmond Clay First Aid - all natural, no chemicals (4 oz.); Eczema Rescue homeopathic lotion - for rash, itch, dry, chapped or cracked skin (1 oz.); Kuumba herbal first aid travel kit - value: $75
  • Chiropractic Consultation Friends & Family Spinal Care in Coral Springs - value: $300
    Includes: Surface EMG computerized muscle testing, infrared thermography nerve testing, posture analysis, digital analysis, digital x-rays, report of exam finding

  • One hour of Patient Advocacy Consultation with Cathy F. Bowers, CSA, MSA, NCG plus "Don't go there Alone. A Guide to Hospitals for Patients and Their Advocates," by Kathy Kalina, RN, CHPN; Stephen Pew Ph.D.; and Diane Bourgeois, MSW - value: $90
  • Healthy, Yummy Organic Traditions Gift Basket - value: $60
    Available at Tunies Natural Grocery & Supercenter, in Coral Springs.
    Basket donated by Hindy Zeifman-Stegman

        * Sprouted Chia Powder Certified Organic Cold Milled - Sprouting turns a raw seed into a
              Vegetable Superfood vegetable by unlocking enhanced nutrition and bioavailability

        * Maca X-6 Powder Certified Organic Black & Purple Maca for Stamina & Vitality
        * Box of Organic Pukka Love Tea - Rose/Chamomile/Lavender
        * Box of Organic Pukka Detox Tea- Aniseed/Fennel/Licorice
        * Certified Organic Dark Chocolate Covered - Goldenberries, Hazelnuts, Hazelnuts with Chili
        * Certified Organic Superfruit - Goji Berries, Goldenberries
        * Certified Organic Nuts and Seeds - Raw Almonds (Non Irradiated or Pasturized), Sacha Inchi Seeds
        * Certified Organic Superherbs- Gotu Kola Powder (Mental Clarity Support), Kapikacchu
    Powder (Herbal Support), Traphala Powder (Detoxification & Rejuvination), Tumeric Powder

Submit a Left Bid Form 


Auction: Salon, Spa & Med Spa Products & Services

  • Medical Facial at Ageless Skin Med Spa - value: $85

  • Yoga basket including: Classes with Rochelle Tischler, think sport Yoga mat, (BPA, PVC, lead, latex, phtyalates and dioxins free); Boomer yoga book; Kerplunk Stainless 27 oz. water bottle; Cleanse Purify Energize book; 9 thinkThin cookies & cream 60 gr bars (sugar and gluten free) - value: approximately $200

  • From Jacaranda Salon (8277 W. Broward, Plantation): Paul Mitchell Shampoo (10 oz.), Detangler (10 oz.) and Sculpting Foam (6.7 oz.) trio - value: $45

  • Large, full size hair care products for the next year... compliments of Jacaranda Salon (8277 W. Broward, Plantation): Amplify shampoo; Sleek Lisse shampoo and conditioner; Matrix Amplify conditioner; Sleek Look conditioner and moisturizing bath; KMS hairstay maximum hold spray; Options rinse; Be Elastic add bounce & shine; Rusk moisture treatment - value: ~$ 150

  • Hair care from Jacaranda Salon (8277 W. Broward, Plantation): KMS maximum hair stay (8.5 oz.), Matrix amplify volume conditioner (10 oz.); d:fi volume boosting shampoo (8 oz.); Options daily conditioner (4 oz.); $30 OFF ANY HAIR SERVICE - value: $110
  • Hair care from Jacaranda Salon (8277 W. Broward, Plantation): KMS maximum hair stay (8.5 oz.), Matrix amplify volume conditioner (10 oz.); d:fi volume boosting shampoo (8 oz.); Matrix wonder boost root lifter (8.5 oz.); AG liquid effects extra firm styling lotion; FREE CUT, WASH & Dry - value: $135
  • Hair care from Jacaranda Salon (8277 W. Broward, Plantation): KMS maximum hair stay (8.5 oz.), Matrix amplify 1 color shampoo (13.5  oz.); Matrix amplify 2 color conditioner (13.5 oz.); Matrix conditioner (4.2 oz.); FREE BLOW DRY with any hair service - value: $90

  • Caribbean Therapy Mani/Pedi at Drew James Salon (Ayurveda lifestyle salon and spa)
  • DeVita National Skin Care System: Paraben free, 100% vegan: Facial Scrub (7 oz.), Cucumber Toner (5 oz.), Serum (1 oz.), Optimal Rejuvenation (1 oz.), Age Defying Moisture Boost (1 oz.) - value: $125

  • Haircut and blow dry at Karma 7 Salon - value: $50
  • Mani/Pedi at Backstreet Hair & Nail Salon in Coral Springs.
  • Women's Haircut at Avalon Hair & Nail Salon in Davie
  • Ladies' Haircut & Style with Cookie Colletti in Coral Springs - value: $50
  • Men's Haircut & Style with Cookie Colletti in Coral Springs - value: $25

Submit a Left Bid Form 


Auction: Jewelry, Gifts & Other Items

Bracelet Susan Cohen


Stone & Sterling Silver Bracelet
by Susan Cohen
value: $80 each
(auctioned separately)
  • Fresh Seawater Pearl necklace donated by Jenae - value: $65
  • Three strands of unstrung, cultured pearls - value: $300
  • Men's Jewelry Box - donor: Amichai & Shana Heppner - value: $80

  • $100 toward Portrait Beauty Make Over or Photo Restoration with Elyn Zerfas of EZ Artful Photo Restoration
  • Pizzaz Gift Basket - value: $110
    Vera Bradley Alice handbag, Bunny Rabbit trivet, Celebrity Tyler candle, Celebrity Tyler votive, $15 gift certificate
  • Homemade organic dog treats from A Sweet Dog Barkery (a new venture between Rhonda Hey and Gail Rogers.) Order online. Shipping in US, Canada and Mexico. - value: $25

Submit a Left Bid Form 


About the Spa Day

It's a lazy Sunday... the whole day! You arrive and enjoy a bagel and coffee or tea and fruit. This year, there's a complimentary continental breakfast. Then you chill at Dottie's Stress-Melter (it's free - with almost all the packages). Your day starts beautifully. You're relaxed and being fed - in body and spirit.

You choose a massage, a mani/pedi (by the waterfall), a chiropractic scan (- NEW: read about it below), facial, or any of the other amazing services (fabulous list of Spa, and Health services and Consultations). Throughout the day, you pop into an aromatherapy or Tantra lecture, an Ayurveda or Make up consultation, or a Water Aerobic or QiGong class. Then you hang out by the pool or on the swing and relax some more. Ahhhhhh. You feel great.


Lunch Sponsor


At noon, a scrumptious lunch, sponsored by Whole Foods is served. A buffet of organic fruits and veggies and other gourmet spa foods are spread out. You choose as many as you want to indulge in. And you go back as often as you wish.
At 4 pm, our charismatic Rabbi Marc leads a yoga and meditation session that is the perfect end to the perfect, perfect day.

Some people hang out a little longer luxuriating at the Wine & Cheese Chill (sponsored by Maria Daszkal and Elyn Zerfas). You depart smiling, having spent an amazing, relaxing day, treating your mind, body and soul to a well-deserved, five-star retreat, saying, "I can't wait to do this again next year."

On the way out, you take a Goody Bag filled with products and samples like Kiss My Face sun block, toothpaste; Nature's Gate body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner; EO shower gel, body lotion; Sonoma hand & body lotion, Topricin foot therapy cream, Lotus biscoff spread, Mediterranean Snack Food lentil chips and crackers... and there will be more!

You can't believe you waited so long to sign up. It is an amazing day... And it's less than a month away. 




Help publicize Spa Day!

Post this copy on your FaceBook page:


Hi! Join me February 12, 2012 when TAO (The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal) has its FABULOUS annual Spa Day. It will be even more fun if you attend. Details at:  


Besides being a sensational event, who wouldn't want to spend the day lounging and being pampered! It's close to Valentine's Day, so it's a great gift to ask for... or give to yourself, friend or lover. I hope you'll come. with or without a friend or lover! Let me know. 


Register Online Now

Printable/Faxable Registration Form





In This Issue
Feb 12 - Spa Day
Feb 3- Shabbat Service
Feb 7- Men's Spirituality Group
Feb 8- Wisdom Class
Feb 25- Saturday Service
Mar 10- Saturday Morning Retreat
Contribute Now
Mar 24- Israel Meeting
TAO's Adopted Family
Auction Donations Requested
Meet Jewish Singles
Nourish Your Soul
Next Service Date
Rabbi's Inspiration
Today's Parsha
Welcome New Members
Heart to Heart
Healing Prayers
2012 Spa Day Practitioners & Sponsors
Yahrtzeit Plaque
Tree of Life
Tikkun Olam
Meaningful Gifts
Wednesdays with Rabbi Marc
Mitzvah Corner
Member Benefits
Quick Links
Join a Committee

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 Fri, Feb 3 - Shabbat Service

7:15 - CanShabbos Candlestorial Chants  
7:30 - Service Begins



1350 East Sunrise Boulevard    



Bring a friend, your children and grandchildren! 

hare 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 Prayers
Click for free prayer book

First & Third Fridays
Fourth Saturday (Unless noted otherwise)
Summer Schedule Varies (See below)
Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 6, Apr 20, May 4, May 18, Jun 1, Jun 15, Aug 3, Aug 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.

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!! 


Oneg Sponsors
Celebrate your 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.

Tues, Feb 7 - Men's Spirituality Group

Men's Spirituality Group photo

8-week sessions 
Resumes Feb 7  

Attendance is mandatory
and closed after first session!

Tuesdays, 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.


Members Only logo
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.

Lowell Gannon can be reached at 954-240-1944 or [email protected].

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.

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.

954-888-1408 or [email protected]
Wed, Feb 8 - Wisdom Class
hands on beach


Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. 
February 8 - Tu B'Shevat Seder                 
Parsha Study-5:30 p.m.



Non-Members: $10 donation online or at the door 

Members: $10 donation appreciated




JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads


Main Building, Holocaust Learning Center


Map and directions 

Mon, Feb 20 - Women's Spirituality Group

7:00 p.m.
Members Only logo
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

Location & Directions
Myrna Wolf's home


Ethelind Wiener 




[email protected]
wsg song
2011 Schedule   
Third Mondays
Feb 20

To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Rhonda Hey [email protected]

Sat, Feb 25 - Saturday Shabbat Service

Sat Svc10:30 a.m.  

Morning Service
Oneg Follows

Fourth Saturdays
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
 Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23

Saturday Havdallah Services
2012 - To be Announced 

Members Only logo
Members Only
Services at Rabbi Marc and Paulina's home are for TAO Members Only. Members are welcome to bring out-of-town guests. Dress comfortably!

Saturday Service is at Rabbi Marc & Paulina's home. Call Office for address: 954-888-1408.


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, March 10- Morning Meditation Retreat

10:30 a.m.   
Members Only logo 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.

Upcoming Retreats:  

Mar 10
Apr 14, May 12, Jun 9
Watch video


At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina. This is a members only event.

Note: There is no Oneg.
Do a Mitzvah
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Sat, March 24 - Israel Meeting

Israeli Flag


Our Land, Our People,
Our Zionism


Join the discussion at the Rabbi's home following Saturday Services.  




Israel Meeting changed from Feb 25 to Mar 24


Rick and Debbie Vogel will be attending the AIPAC National Annual Meeting in early March and will debrief the congregation about the conference when they return


Upcoming Meetings
  • March 24
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 63 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.

As the holidays draw near, if you would like to make a donation towards food or holiday gifts for our adopted family, please contact the TAO office at 954-888-1408.

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 [email protected] 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 of ideas.
  • Antiques, Art & Collectibles
  • Retail, Spa, Restaurant gift cards
  • Entertainment Like: Day on a sailboat, golf outing  
  • Household Services & Repairs
Be creative! To donate, contact Jacci King: phone: 954-818-6546, email: [email protected]. 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.

Meet Jewish Singles

Aleph, The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, has set up a place to meet singles. Simply go to 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

Tzedakah BoxSponsor 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.

Next Service

Friday, Feb 3, 2012
Shabbat Service
7:15 PM- Cantorial Chants  
7:30 PM - Service Begins  
Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.

Click to print
Prayer book.    

Please bring non-perishable goods to Services. We collect for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Weekly Inspiration



" If we don't see the good we envision resentment and then we pray in a  temple Rashi (11th century Jewish scholar) calls The 'gates of blame' . Light is seen by those who are willing to look into our world and understand that it is a dynamic web of interrelated people and events that resonate good, altruism and compassion. "



Rabbi Marc

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Today's Parsha


February 2, 2012

9 Shevat 5772


Moses stretches his hand out over the Red Sea, and the waters are parted.


Wisdom by Rabbi Shoni


You will notice that stories of courage usually take place during trying times when people of vision refused to give up their dreams of a benevolent people in a world of holiness. Stories of courage start with one person who kindles the light within him- or herself, before sparking hope and faith in others.



People are Talking about TAO's Wisdom Class.

Welcome New Member


David Osman

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!

TAO Videos
Meditation Retreat: Impact of Stillness > Watch
Shema & Self Image > Watch
Friday Night Service > Watch
Meditation Retreat > Watch
Drumming Services > Watch

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.

Past events...

Healing Prayers


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.




Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), Ronni Feuer, Lisa Taylor, Ruth Popkin, Louis Levy, Karen Rosenfeld, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Vicki Lichtman, Gila bat Sora, Jacob Marvin, Jack Moussa, Frayda SinnreichJoyce Goobic, Sandra Miller, Erica Strum, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris,  Jeff Alden, Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law), Maxine Brodsky (Malcha Bat Fraeda), Chava bat Czarna vet Moshe Abram (Mother of Suely Suchodolsky), Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Brianna Dalnas, Robbin Garrison DiCiacco, Cecile Dumornay, Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Fruma Bat Baila Rivka (Carole Constad's granddaughter), Senator George Firestone, Kate Gemeiner, David Goodman (Susan Gotlin's brother), Barbara Gotsopoulos, Richard Grove, Myrna Greissman, Leon Heller,    Ilene Joseph, Selma Kahn, Paul Kay, Ava Kugelman (Debbie Kugelman's mother), Andy Leeds, Dianne Lerner, Ed Lerner, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Robert Perlmutter, Susan Quasha (sister-in-law of Phyllis Tess), Rachel bat Nechama (Rick Vogel's sister), Robin (Steve Einbinder's sister), Sara Rosenbaum, Joy Rosenbloom, Joan Rosenwasser, Jackie Sabatucci,Joan Sadik, Norma Seegal, Sid Sokolsky (Shirley Shelpman's brother-in-law), Diana Strauss,  Suely Suchodolsky, Myra Sullivan (Rhonda Hey's sister),     Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, Roberta Vogel, Angela Weiss, Elyn Zerfas





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.

012 Spa Day Practitioners & Sponsors


Whole Foods


Bamboo Noahs

Healthy, fresh, cooked to order "fast" food.
Plantation: 1251 S. Pine Island Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale: 1451 W. Cypress Creek Rd.

Jacaranda Studio

Full service salon offering hair, nails, facials, waxing.
Plantation: 8277 West Broward Blvd.
(954) 616-5939


Sacred Tantra
A Jewish Maggid and mystic with a B.S. in Psychology and a CCP Paraprofessional Counselor, join his spiritual journey into understanding human behavior, our fundamental relationship to each other and the Divine.
Chanoch ben Yisrael
known as Russ Cashin

Step into a Different Dimension
Let your worries melt away. Connect to Source, your inner guidance, and recharge. Reiki, deep tissue massage and everything in between.
Carmen Navedo Cordova, LMT
(786) 281-7940
[email protected]  

Day Spa
Conveniently located right off 595 and Pine Island, indulge in all spa services including: hair, nails, facials, massage, waxing, hydrotherapy and make up.
Karma Seven Day Spaa
(954) 703-4499
Peter Fox Healing Hands
Peter works in a unique intuitive fusion of Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and other forms of Energy Healing. You will enjoy a deeply relaxing, remarkably therapeutic experience integrating mind, body and spirit.
Peter Fox, LMT
(954) 336-6158
[email protected]

Chiropractic Services
And 21st century laser technology that alleviates nervous system stress, restores balance and improves overall health. Successful therapies for conditions like: allergies, asthma, skin issues, smoking cessation.
Dr. Robert Hanopole
(954) 423-0020

Mani / Pedi
Personal pampering by expert nail technician Christina.
Jacaranda Studio
(954) 616-5939
8277 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324

Facialist / Aestetictian
Denise will delight you from head to toe: Facialist, nail technician and waxing specialist.
Jacaranda Studio
(954) 616-5939
8277 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324

Paramedical Aesthetician
Beautiful skin care: diamond microdermabrasion, radio frequency, body wraps, cellulite treatments, dermaplane; peels; acne and anti-aging treatments. Complimentary consultations.
Marisa Kahn
Pure Skin & Beauty

(954) 439-3546
[email protected]

Invigorate U!
Certified integrative bodywork & energy therapist. 18 year practice. Valerie Leeds clears blocks, releases stress, opens new possibilities, invigorates dormant power within. Many feel light and blissful. Session may include: Deep tissue, Swedish, Acupressure, Polarity Therapy, Zero Point, Access Energy Therapy. (516) 770-5165
[email protected]

CranioSacral Therapy
A light touch manual therapy developed by Osteopathic physicians. Effective for chronic conditions like headaches, neck and back pain. Trained at Upledger Institute. Practicing 20+ years.
Michael McConnell, LMT, CST
(954) 234-2479
[email protected]

Pure Essential Oils

Are you an Aroma or Massage therapist, Reiki or Reflexology Practitioner? We are an Epi-Center for 100% Pure Essential Oils, Native Herbs, Non-Toxic Home & Personal Products and Alternative Health Care Education.
Nelly Munoz-Perez
(305) 598-2822
[email protected]

Interior Design of the Mind
Using flower essence to balance, you will find out where you get stuck in your mind... and then "design" your mind the same as you would your house to create your life as you want it to look.
Helena Nath
(305) 302-4545
[email protected]

Celebrity Make Up Artist
Creator of "Touch Cosmetics" as well as the exclusive distributor for Semi-Permanent Makeup, Nancy Rand has taken her place in the top ranks of Makeup Artists, with her modern and personalized style has proved that she is here to stay.
Nancy Rand
(786) 301-1105
[email protected]

Deeply Relax
Bob provides a safe space for healing and nurturing. An intuitive approach integrating a synergistic blend of various modalities that promote rejuvenation and a sense of well-being.
Bob Singer, LMT
(954) 792-8182
[email protected]

Dr. Dr. Marti Sinnreich, BS and MA from Bowling Green University, Adelphi University and Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Nutritional counseling, comprehensive testing, physical therapy, chiropractic care.
(954) 739-3000
[email protected]  

Intuitive Consultant
Cynthia uses intuitive abilities to answer your questions and provide you with information and guidance to empower you in the moment to create the future you want.
Cynthia Segal
(305) 389-1887

Intuitive Energy Worker
Intuitive energy worker, using Reiki as a conduit to reduce stress and align within to your natural state of well-being.
Robert Zveibil
(305) 586-1745
[email protected]

Holistic &
Preventative Health care

Reduce stress. Reprogram your patterns. Master NLP, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Aromatherapist. Regression.
Dottie Zveibil, CHT, NLPP, RM, CAP
(305) 586-1745
[email protected]


Yahrtzeit Plaque

Yahrtzeit Plaque

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

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.

Tikkun Olam

Ongoing TAO Program

Cartridges for kids


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 pickups at any business throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County


Thank you for helping.


Help Repair the World


Memorize this motto:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Did you know

Adopt landscaping policies promote Xeriscape techniques that encourage with applicable watering restrictions



Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.

Meaningful Gifts


Unique, inexpensive and meaningful
  • Florence's book
  • Ocean and Galia fund
Everything is available on our online Store.

Job Opportunities

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.

Email your announcement to [email protected] 

Wednesdays with Rabbi

By appointment

R' Marc reaching out

To schedule a private meeting
with Rabbi Marc Wednesday afternoon, call 954-888-1408.

PhotoShop: Elyn Zerfas

Mitzvah Corner

Undergoing Chemo? 
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.

Help members who
need rides 
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 requirements.
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)


CarpoolPeople 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.

Member Benefits

Free & Member Only (MO) Events
Mark your calendars!

Sukkot Havdallah (MO)
Shabbat Retreats (MO)
Wisdom Classes
Women's Spirituality Group (MO)
Men's Spirituality Group (MO)
Sunday Salon (MO)
Shabbat Services 
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!

TAO Networking...
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!

Quick Links

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Post Member Listing on TAO site

Mitzvah Card - Only $18
Tree of Life Plaque
Yahrtzeit Plaque

Heart to Heart Message - $18
More About TAO
Buy a TAO Siddur

About Our Rabbis
What is Jewish Renewal?
Words to TAO Songs & Prayers
Monthly TAO Calendar  

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

Honorary President
     Dr. Florence Ross*

     Anne Goldberg

     Sandy King

     Bob Heaton

Immediate Past President
     Myrna Wolf

Committee Chairs  
Chessed/Social Action
     Janice Weintraub

High Holy Days
     Dee Sacks

     Shirley Shelpman

Spirituality Groups
     Men - Lowell Gannon   
     Women - Myrna Wolf

Nichum (Bereavement)
     Kate GeMeiner

Friday Oneg
     Angela Gershenwald      
     Richard Grove
     Fleur Heaton
     Nancy Mendelson
     Caren Vivado 

     Rochelle Tischler

Saturday Oneg
     Trudi DeGrazia
     Gwenne Fox
     Nancy Mendelson
     Marcia Peschitz
     Tova Weinstock

Zionism: Our Voice
      Rick Vogel


Ron Gotlin


Choir & Musicians  
     Anne Goldberg
     Bob Heaton
     Rebbetzin Paulina 
     Laura Edge Truong
Administrative Director
     Renee J. Greene

Office Manager
     Dee Sacks