New This Week...
Friday Shabbat Service -May 18
Join us in spiritual prayer at this Friday's Shabbat Service at Artserve. At this week's service, we will be recognizing our Spa Day Volunteers.
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.
From Our President:
The Tribute to Rabbis Shoni & Phillip
May 5th, 2012
If you attended last Saturday night's gala celebrating our very own Rabbis Shoni and Phillip, you will never think of Ikea and Paula Dean the same again! The fun evening was a celebration of life, love and laughter that we will remember for years to come.
Laughing Matterz served up great food and belly laughs with their outrageous show. Our own Rabbi Marc and his brother Arik sang a beautiful Shlomo Carlebach tribute to their parents that had the room filled with that special kind of love between parents and children. It was a tender moment we were blessed to share.
I had the privilege of being in charge of the video for the event. On the day of the filming, both R Shoni and R Phillip were in rare moods and they laughed and kibbutzed through much of the interview, interjecting comments followed by "Don't use that!" or "Cut that part out!" Yet peppered throughout were moments of cherished memories, sweet stories and wisdom that offered a glimpse into the hearts and souls of our founding rabbis. My job was easy... all I had to do was to string together those moments. What a fun thing to do! By all accounts, it was a huge success and, I trust, will serve as a lasting tribute of the love our community has for these two wonderful rabbis.
Once again, there was a huge effort on the part of many people to make this event a success. Right at the top I want to point out the tireless work of our "part time" administrator, Renee Greene. Her knowledge, intelligence, good nature, perseverance and incredible memory are the backbone of every TAO event. She consistently provides unerring advice and her instincts are flawless. Thank you Renee for bringing your gifts to us. We deeply appreciate you.
And right alongside is Dee Sacks. Officially our Office Manager, unofficially our holy, hardworking volunteer extraordinaire - Dee is the heart of TAO administration. She knows our members. She knows our rabbis. She just knows things. She is like a computer that has no back-up! Thank you Dee for all you do. We deeply appreciate you.
Pam Kelner chaired the event and was key in organizing phone trees and auction items. This was Pam's first TAO fund-raiser and I think she now knows all the joy associated with putting on an event like this. Thank you Pam for being there for us and for your dedication and hard work. We all appreciated your contribution to the success of the evening.
Other volunteers like Angela Gershenwald, Sue Reisman, Marcia Peschitz, Trudi DeGrazia, Richard Grove, Eileen Grove, Sandy King, Kate Gemeiner, Shirley Shelpman, Maria Daszkal, Ellen Kushner, Elyn Zerfas, Jenae Rubin, Rochelle & Charles Tischler, Ethelind Wiener ( to whom we apologize for omitting from our telephone committee listing in the journal), Keith Kander, Michael Fish (thank you for the picture-taking!), Rebecca Negrin, Karen Rosenfeld, Sylvia Greene, Cousin Sharon...if I have forgotten you, I apologize in advance. I'm writing from memory! Thank you to all of you. Really, really - we could not have done this without each of you.
When I told my friend I was writing this article for the newsletter, she said, "That's easy. It was fun. Oh, and it was so much fun! And you could always say, 'It was fun!' " That said, I will also say this...
"Thank you Rabbi Shoni and Rabbi Phillip for allowing us in, for being who you are, for all that you have given to this community and to the world. And thank you for allowing us to have fun with you. Happy 65th Birthday. Happy 75th Birthday. Happy Anniversary. You rock!"
Many Thanks to our chairman Pam Kelner, our president Anne Goldberg, all of our volunteers, sponsors, auction donators and all attendees for helping make our annual fundraiser a huge success.
New Heart to Heart
Be sure to check out our new "Heart to Heart" from Pearl and Adam Atkin in the right hand column of this week's newsletter. Torah Study May 26th
In Observance of Shavuot
Rabbi Marc will lead the congregation in Torah Study on Saturday, May 26th following Saturday Shabbat Service from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in observance of the holiday of Shavuot. Please bring your Chumash (if you have one) and an open mind and heart.
Meaningful Movies Begin Wednesday June 6th, 6:30 PM
We will also be honoring the high school graduation of Rob Goldberg, our resident "Parking Expert" and son of Anne Goldberg, our president, who is sponsoring the Oneg in Rob's honor. Go Rob!
Our "Meaningful Movies" Summer Month Series will begin on Wednesday, June 6th with our first movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close".
Showings start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag dinner and your water bottle or some popcorn
to enjoy during the movie. Rabbi Marc will lead a a meaningful discussion following each movie.
June 6: "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close" Click here for movie info.
June 13: "Please Vote For Me" Click here for movie info.
June 20: "Timer" Click here for movie info.
June 27: "Happy Accident" Click here for movie info. or "The Power of Forgiveness" Click here for movie info.
If you've seen the featured movie before, join us and glean new spiritual insights through the discussion that follows with your fellow congregants and our Rabbi.
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.
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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- May 18 - Shabbat Service Honoring Spa Day Volunteers
- May 21 - Womens Spirituality Group
- May 22 - Mens Spirituality Group 6/8
- May 26 - Saturday Service followed by Torah Study in observance of Shavuot
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Awakening To Oneness -
New Date - Sun, May 27th
Martin Luther King had a DREAM one day we would hold hands as sisters and brothers.
Warriors of Light Present
Awakening to Oneness
Sunday, May 27, 4pm-8pm
626 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Featuring our own
Rabbis Shoni & Marc
Join us as we gather on Sunday, May 27th for the purpose of PEACE. It will take place on Shavuot. This will be a magnificent opportunity for us to see the meaning of Shma Yisrael... Echad. When we hear the insight and wisdom of other faiths we can see how we all gather around a similar Maypole and how we all share a unified oneness. This is learning, this is Torah and this is oneness. Let's spend Shavuot in this unique and lofty manner.
Leaders and clerics of different faiths and communities unite to create new possibilities for love, peace & success.
Guest Speakers ~Powerful Performances ~Community Building Activities
The evening will conclude with a candle lighting vigil.
We are too faithful to be afraid and too united to be defeated. Together in ONENESS we are the genesis of new possibilities for success.
Fri, May 18 - Shabbat Service
|7:15 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Service Begins
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
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)
May 18, Jun 1, Jun 15, July 6, July 20, 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 SponsorsCelebrate 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.
Mon, May 21- Women's Spirituality Group
The WSG this month will highlight Shavuot/Book of Ruth. Reading ahead about the holiday and the story of Ruth and Naomi will enhance attendees experience in the discussion. Linda Weissman will facilitate Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO.
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.
View Shirley Shelpman's notes from April's WSG. Read now
May 21To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Rhonda Hey [email protected]
Tues, May 22 - Men's Spirituality Group
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.
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 [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.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
or [email protected]
Sat, May 26 - Saturday Shabbat Service
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Torah Study in observance of Shavuot
Please bring your Chumash if you have one.
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
May 26, Jun 23
Saturday Havdallah Services
2012 - To be Announced
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, Jun 9- Shabbat 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.
At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina. This is a members only event.
Note: There is no Oneg.
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
- 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: [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.
- 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
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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, May 18, 2012
7:15 PM- Cantorial Chants
7:30 PM - Service Begins
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.
Saturday Shabbat Service
10:30 AM- Service Begins
12:30 - 2 PM -TORAH STUDY in observance of Shavuot
Click to print Prayer book.
Please bring non-perishable goods to Services. We collect for those less fortunate than ourselves.
" Sabbath, a transformative practice is our cultural and religious response to the fluctuating instability of life. It could be the reason we have survived for nearly 6000 years. Statistically neither culture nor individual survives without a Sabbath, a scheduled stillness. That us why the Psalmist writes 'To You God Stillness is Prayer "
May 17, 2012
25 Iyar 5772
The Levites are appointed to preserve the Mishkon.
Be yourself and have the strength to act in the uniqueness of who you are.
Wisdom by Rabbi Shoni
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!
Meditation Retreat: Impact of Stillness > Watch
Shema & Self Image > Watch
Friday Night Service > Watch
Meditation Retreat > Watch
Drumming Services > Watch
Plaques were placed on the Tree of Life Plaque in honor of the special birthdays of Susan Gotlin and Joan Rosenwasser.
Welcome New Member!
Heart to Heart
We wish to thank our wonderful Rabbis - Marc, Shoni and Phillip as we return to New York for the summer. Every year as we leave, it becomes more difficult because you are our community, our family, our dearest friends.
We wish you all a happy and healthy summer until we return to greet you all personally. The love and concern we receive from all of you touches our hearts deeply. Each year we leave later and return earlier.
If anyone visits New York, please give us a call. We'd love to see you. Until we meet --- we love you and we wish you well.
All our love,
Pearl and Adam Atkin
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, Ginny Stein Toll, 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, Esther Jungreis, Paul Kay, Ava Kugelman, Richard Kurtzman, Andy Leeds, Dianne Lerner, Ed Lerner, Louis Levy, Jacob Marvin, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Sandra Miller, Jack Moussa, Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), 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, 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
Full service salon offering hair, nails, facials, waxing.
Plantation: 8277 West Broward Blvd.
Healthy, fresh, cooked to order "fast" food.
Plantation: 1251 S. Pine Island Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale: 1451 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
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]
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
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) 703-4499www.KarmaSeven.comChiropractic 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
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
8277 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324Facialist / Aestetictian
Denise will delight you from head to toe: Facialist, nail technician and waxing specialist.Jacaranda Studio
8277 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33324Paramedical 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
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) 770-5165CranioSacral 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
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) 598-2822Deeply 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
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.
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
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) 586-1745Holistic &
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]TheHeartConnection.net
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 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.
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.
Email your announcement to [email protected]
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 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)
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 - Myrna Wolf
Zionism: Our Voice
Choir & Musicians
Laura Edge Truong Staff Administrative Director
Renee J. GreeneOffice Manager