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April 12, 2012
 
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New This Week...

    
TAO Shabbos Retreat

Saturday, April 14

 

Please join us for our Shabbos Hour Meditation Retreat this Saturday Morning at 10.30 a.m. as we renew our physical and mental selves when Rabbi Marc leads us in meditation and   self-reflection all in a tranquil, loving environment with your TAO community


See article below.   

For Members Only. 

 

 

Celebrate Rabbis Shoni & Phil Labowitz - Sat, May 5

 

Be Jammin' with your friends from TAO as we celebrate Rabbis Shoni and Phil  on Saturday night, May 5, 2012 at Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center.  Join in a special evening of laughter and fun when we will celebrate Rabbis Shoni and Phil Labowitz's 45th Anniversary, 65th and 75th birthdays!! This will be a fun and meaningful evening where we will Celebrate Laughter and Celebrate Life! Sign up now.  Limited Seating.  When it's full, you'll regret that you waited. Please plan to join us!

Click here to view flyer.

     

Many Thanks

 

Many Thanks to all of the volunteers who came to the office and made telephone calls for our May 5th event.

 

Many Thanks to Angela Gershenwald for purchasing and organizing the items for our pre-Passover Seder at Wisdom Class.  

 

Do a Mitzvah

 

Our dear friend and TAO member Sam Lato is in Manor Care in Plantation.  Please do a mitzvah by dropping in for a visit with Sam or calling him on the telephone at 954-903-1358.  Share your TAO spirit and love by showing Sam how much we love him. 

 

 

Becoming A Bat Mitzvah at TAO  

 

TAO's Saturday morning services are always special - intimate and meaningful. On the morning of March 24th, as many of you know, I became a bat mitzvah.  It was something that spoke to me as I approached my 60th birthday.  I felt the time was right to acknowledge my deeper connection to Judaism and act on my growing desire to learn and expand through the wisdom of our Torah.

 

A deepening relationship with Torah is just part of the magic of a b'nai mitzvah. The other part is the people with whom one shares this. On that Saturday morning, the room was overflowing with my TAO family and there was so much love, so much joy, it was palpable. I could feel it as we danced to the Rabbi's soulful music.  I could feel the love coming from everyone in the room and it moved in and through me. I think the glow on my face was really just the reflection of the light and love I felt from my community all around me.

 

My Torah portion was Vayikra, the first parsha in Leviticus in which the Israelites have just completed building the Tabernacle, the Holy Mishkan; a portable sanctuary where they could enter the stillness and feel the love of God.  Vayikra describes, in great and gory detail, the offerings required by God that included animal sacrifices. On the surface, a very disturbing parsha, but for me, the story is the framework, the shell or klippot that I must crack in order to receive the sweet nugget of wisdom within.

 

And just as the Tabernacle had a 3-layer roof, I found layers of meaning in this parsha. The Tabernacle itself was, in essence, a temple without walls, much as is our blessed community. We can connect to the stillness anywhere, because we contain the light, not some structure; and we bring that light wherever we assemble.  So the first layer brought new depth to my understanding of TAO and what it means to be a temple without walls.

 

The sages teach that the Talmud says humans are the world in micro and the world is a human in macro; so we each have within us deserts, mountains, oceans and beasts. When God commanded that there be animal sacrifices, our sages also suggest that beast to slay is the one within. And this led me to the second layer of meaning - the beast within me is that ego-voice wanting me to believe that I am less than who I truly am is the beast to slay.

 

Through studying this parsha, I learned that "sacrifice" can also mean surrender...which led me to the third layer of meaning here. I realized that I must surrender the notion that I can slay this beast alone.  I realized that I need my community. This blessed community of like-minded spiritual warriors is exactly what I need to help me turn this slaying into a sacred act of loving kindness towards myself.

  

So as I enter this 60th year, I have learned the true value of a community that always says "Yes"; a community that encourages and inspires me to reach for the stars; a community that is always there to lift me up when I have fallen and let me know it is safe to try and fly again. I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who has, and continues to, inspire me. Rabbi Marc, you are always there for all of us. How do you do that? You are TAO's magnetic north and this community is enriched by you mind, body and soul. Rabbi Philip, your warmth and generosity of spirit is a role model for all of us, and especially for me. You have taught me how to hug deeply and be hugged and for that I am eternally grateful. Rabbi Shoni, you have taught me to look for the poetry in my soul, to stand strong in my beliefs and to seek comfort in everyday living. Father Michel, your gentle way and resolute faith show me that, with God, all things are possible.  If I had to sum up the depth and breadth of my bat mitzvah, I would have to say that I was surrounded by my loving community and was blessed by three rabbis and a priest.  How does it get better than that?

 

Thank you to all of you who have helped to make this my most special birthday ever.  And finally, a last and important thank you to Jenae Rubin and Renee Greene...I do not have words for what you have given me.  Know that your thoughtfulness and generosity have moved me and transformed something within me.  You are forever in my heart.

 

Your grateful President,

Anne Goldberg

 

    

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: 954-888-1408.  

  

   

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Coming Up         

  • Apr 14 - Saturday Morning Retreat
  • Apr 16 - Womens Spirituality Group 
  • Apr 17 - Mens Spirituality Group Resumes
  • Apr 18 - Wisdom Class  
  • Apr 20 - Sabbath Service- Special Yizkor   Service  

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In This Issue
Apr 14- Saturday Morning Retreat
Apr 16- Women's Spirituality Group
Apr 18- Wisdom Class
Apr 17- Men's Spirituality Group
Apr 20- Shabbat Service
Contribute Now
Apr 28- Saturday Service
Apr 28- Israel Meeting
TAO's Adopted Family
Auction Donations Requested
Meet Jewish Singles
Nourish Your Soul
Next Service Date
Rabbi's Inspiration
Today's Parsha
Healing Prayers
Spa Day Practitioners
Yahrtzeit Plaque
Tree of Life
Tikkun Olam
Meaningful Gifts
Wednesdays with Rabbi Marc
Mitzvah Corner
Member Benefits
Reminders
Quick Links
Join a Committee
Sat, Apr 14- Shabbat 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:  

Apr 14, May 12, Jun 9
Watch video

Location

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

Note: There is no Oneg.
  

Mon, Apr 16- 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

Facilitator

Sheila Tobier   

 

RSVP 

MyrnaWolf07@comcast.net
954-370-7273
wsg song
2011 Schedule   
Third Mondays
Apr 16

To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Rhonda Hey Heygraph@bellsouth.net

Wed, Apr 18 - Wisdom Class
hands on beach

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
         
Parsha Study-5:30 p.m.
            

 

 

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

Members: $10 donation appreciated

 

Location

 

JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads

 

Main Building, Holocaust Learning Center

 

Map and directions 

Tues, Apr 17 - Men's Spirituality Group


Men's Spirituality Group photo
8-week sessions  

Men's Group will resume Tuesday, April 17.   

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.

Facilitator
Lowell Gannon can be reached at 954-240-1944 or Headhunt31@aol.com.

Location
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.

RSVP
954-888-1408 or TAOadmin@TAOcenter.net

 Fri, Apr 20 - Shabbat Service


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

Location

Artserve

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard    

    

PLEASE JOIN US for a Special Yizkor Service on April 20th.
  

  

Bring a friend, your children and grandchildren! 

S
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

Services
First & Third Fridays
Fourth Saturday (Unless noted otherwise)
Summer Schedule Varies (See below)
 
2012
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.
Do a Mitzvah
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation
Sat, Apr 28 - 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
 2012
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!

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, April 28 - Israel Meeting


Israeli Flag

Israel:

Our Land, Our People,
Our Zionism

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE:

 

Israel Meeting changed from March 24 to April 28 

 

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
  • April 28  
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 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 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: 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.

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!

Smile!

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

  
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012
Saturday Morning Retreat

10:30 AM  For Members Only

Friday, Apr 20, 2012
Shabbat Service - Yizkor 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

" Suffering is the Belief that anything can be broken for if something can be halved than it begins and ends. Know that you have no beginning or ending only an expanding of and a returning to The Divine. " 

 

Rabbi Marc

Follow Rabbi Marc on Twitter.
www.twitter.com/rabbimarc

Today's Parsha

 

April 12, 2012

20 Nissan 5172

 

Pesach VI
Freedom is a result not of outside influences so much as of your inner spirit. One can have all the luxuries and wealth in the world and feel imprisoned; another can be locked away for a life sentence and feel free.

 

 

Wisdom by Rabbi Shoni

 

When you accept suffering yet avoid attaching to its dominating all parts of your life, you can make peace with the suffering and go on. The essence of suffering does not lie in the ability to circumvent it; it lies in the ability to be at peace with the adversity.

 

 

 

 

People are Talking about TAO's Wisdom Class.

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

Welcome New Members 

 

Laura Launer  

Richard Wolfe 

 

Our Condolences 

 To Anne Goldberg on the loss of her Beloved Aunt Evelyn Wilk.  

 

To Shirley Shelpman on the loss of her Beloved Brother-in-law Sidney Sokolsky.  

Heart to Heart

Hearts

 

 

My Love and Thanks to every single one of you in my wonderful community and our incredible caring Rabbis. You supported Emily, my darling granddaughter, my family and me for the past 10 months in every possible way. With Deepest Sincerity, Carole Constad

   
 
Past events...

Healing Prayers

PrayerRequests

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.

 

 

Ginny Stein Toll, 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, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Gila bat Sora, Joyce Goobic, David Goodman (Susan Gotlin's brother), Barbara Gotsopoulos, Richard Grove, Myrna Greissman, Leon Heller,    Ilene Joseph, Selma Kahn, Paul Kay, Ava Kugelman, Richard Kurtzman, Andy Leeds, Dianne Lerner, Ed Lerner, Louis Levy, Vicki Lichtman, Jacob Marvin, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Sandra Miller, Jack Moussa, Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), Robert Perlmutter, Ruth Popkin, 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, Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Norma Seegal, Shauel Randell, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris, Frayda Sinnreich, Diana Strauss,  Erica Strum, Suely Suchodolsky, Myra Sullivan (Rhonda Hey's sister), Lisa Taylor,Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, Roberta Vogel, Angela Weiss, Camryn & Colby Woodham (Gail Rogers' Grandchildren), 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.

Spa Day Practitioners & Sponsors

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Plantation: 1251 S. Pine Island Blvd.
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Practitioners 

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
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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

Karma Seven 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.
Dave Guzman
(954) 703-4499
www.KarmaSeven.com

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

Massage Therapy
Using a fusion of different modalities, including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish, Healing Energy, Laura will massage you at your home, office, or event. Her speciality is releasing pain, tension, and stress for improved functionality and balance.
Laura Hardman, LMT
(954) 319-7773

Mani / Pedi
Personal pampering by expert nail technician Cristine.
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

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

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


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

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

Chiropractor
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

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

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
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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


Choose products made from sustainable materials for roof, siding and deck  replacement. 

 

Reduce

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

Meaningful Gifts

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 Admin@TAOcenter.net 

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.
www.CleaningForAReason.org

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!

Chanukah
Purim
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!

Reminders


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

Donate Now
Join Now
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

Rabbis
    Rabbi Phil Labowitz
    Rabbi Marc Labowitz

Founder
     Rabbi Shoni Labowitz

Honorary President
     Dr. Florence Ross*

President
     Anne Goldberg

Treasurer
     Sandy King

Membership
     Bob Heaton

Immediate Past President
     Myrna Wolf

Committee Chairs  
Chessed/Social Action
     Janice Weintraub

High Holy Days
     Dee Sacks

Membership
     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 

Telephone
     Rochelle Tischler

Saturday Oneg
     Trudi DeGrazia
     Gwenne Fox
     Eileen Grove
     Nancy Mendelson
     Marcia Peschitz
    
Zionism: Our Voice
      Rick Vogel

Security

Ron Gotlin

 

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

Office Manager
     Dee Sacks