New This Week...
TAO Membership Renewal Time is Now
We are here for you! Belong...Participate...Give. Join us! It's time to renew your TAO membership. The new membership year began August 1. By renewing now, you also help Tikkun Olam (repair the world) by being eco-friendly in saving paper and fiscally helpful in saving postage.
Sign up for membership today!
Here are just some of our membership benefits:
- Free Admission to High Holy Days Services
- Discounts at most TAO events
- Men's Spirituality Group
- Women's Spirituality Group
- Reduced advertising rates in the newsletter
- Member Only events like Havdallahs, Spirituality Groups, Sunday Salon with Rabbi Shoni and Dr. Lisa, What's a Jew To Do Day
- Saturday Morning retreats at Rabbi's home
- Saturday Shabbos Services at Rabbi's home
- Labowitz Family Events
**Only Friday Shabbat services and wisdom classes are open to non-members**
We are here for you! Renew and Join Now!
Please call the office 954-888-1408 or email [email protected] with special requests or questions.
Please Donate Children's Clothes & School Supplies
TAO is collecting gently used clothing and school supplies - journal books, black and white notebooks, pencils, pens, folders, markers, crayons, glue sticks, loose leaf papers, lysol wipes and hand sanitzer- for kids at Susan Reisman's inner city school. Clothing and school supplies are needed for both girls and boys through the eighth grade. Please contact Sue Reisman by email at [email protected]
Many Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the High Holy Day Mailings in the office this past week: Elyse Blum, Trudi DeGrazia, Stephen Einbinder, Kate Gemeiner, Angela Gershenwald, Jacci King, Nancy Mendelson, Ethelind Wiener.
Please Do A Mitzvah
In Need of a Few Good Volunteers
TAO is in need of a few Greeters for our Friday night Shabbat services. Welcoming our members and guests is an important task that helps set our Shabbat mood and lets our attendees know that we are glad to have them join in our service. If you can make the commitment to arrive early on a consistent basis, please contact Dee at the TAO office -954-888-1408.
Additionally, we need a few people to commit to help clean up after Oneg Shabbat. Please let us know if you can spend a little extra time at ArtServe after each service so we can leave the room as lovely as we find it.
We appreciate all of our member volunteers!
Our dear friend and TAO member Sam Lato has been dealing with some medical challenges. Please do a mitzvah by dropping in for a visit with Sam at Manor Care in Plantation or calling him on the telephone at 954-903-1350. 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.
Newsletter 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.
Place an ad in this newsletter, and reach out to more than 1,000 subscribers. Ad prices start at only $36 and your ad runs for up to one month. For details on placing an ad send to [email protected]
- Aug 20- Womens Spirituality Group
- Aug 21- Mens Spirituality Group Resumes
- Aug 31- "How to Do Shabbos Dinner" Shabbat Services
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Mon, Aug 20- Women's Spirituality Group
Women's Spirituality Group is a sacred circle of spiritual women who want to grow and share their souls. Participation requires no prior experience, just an open heart and willingness to be in the company of loving, accepting friends. We neither solve problems nor give advice; we listen and learn, love and accept. Please join us. Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO.
View Shirley Shelpman's notes from April's WSG. Read now
August 20To be included in the email list for Women's Spirituality Group, email Rhonda Hey [email protected]
Men's Spirituality Group
Resumes on Tuesday, August 21st
|Resumes on August 21st
***Please note corrected date***
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]
Fri, Aug 31- Shabbat Service : "How to Do Shabbos Dinner"
|7:15 - Cantorial Chants
7:30 - Service Begins
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Please join TAO in our"How To Do Shabbos Dinner" on August 31st. Please bring Shabbat candles, candlesticks and your potluck meal for your family. TAO will supply grape juice, challah and tableware. Rabbi Marc will lead us through the rituals and traditions of making Shabbos dinner for your family. If you want to learn or you're a seasoned Shabbat hostess, join us in this experiential Shabbat Dinner. There will be table seating in place of our usual theater style seating.
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)
August 31 ("How To Do Shabbat Dinner" Service)
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.
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.
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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, Aug 31, 2012
"How To Do Shabbos Dinner"
7:15 PM- Cantorial Chants 7:30 PM - Service Begins
Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.
Please bring non-perishable goods to Services. We collect for those less fortunate than ourselves.
" No matter how fixated you are on your suffering when you put it into the context of your endless potential and boundless nature your suffering must diminish in response "
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Aug 9, 2012
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Moses stresses the importance of central worship in the new land.
The energy that can build in a community that consciously utilizes the spiritual tools of prayer, study, music and movement positively affects lives, heals bodies, empties minds and transforms spirits.
Welcome to TAO
At TAO, you find joyful Judaism, meaningful ritual & universal truths rooted in Torah, Kabbalah and other traditional Jewish sources and draw deeply on our inner truths, communal wisdom and spiritual traditions in accordance with the ongoing process of the living Torah.
Meditation, dance, chanting, song and music, present in Judaism throughout the ages, is an integral part of our services.
Join us and embark on a spiritual journey into your Jewish soul!
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Welcome New Members
TAO welcomes the following new members:
Dr. Marc Frankel
Heart to Heart
Single Female, ages 45 -68, no pets, no smoking. Room and private bath plus use of all facilities, including pool. Upscale neighborhood in Coral Springs. $650 per month.
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.
Maxine Farber, Bernard Greenberg, Anne Goldberg, Kathleen Leonard, Eileen Grove, Sylvia R. Greene, Ruth Popkin, Mark Wells, Adam Atkin, Leslie Brinkman, 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, Andy Leeds, Dianne 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), 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.
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:
Did you know
Save energy in your kitchen
In gas appliances, look for blue flames. Yellow flames indicate the gas is burning inefficiently and an adjustment may be needed. Consult your manufacturer or your local utility.
Freecycle Network provides an online community tool for giving and receiving free stuff.
Unique, inexpensive and meaningful
Everything is available on our online Store
LOOKING FOR WORK: Experienced Office Assistant seeking immediate part-time office work. Great with filing, telephones and general office responsibilities. Trustworthy and reliable. Contact Angela at 954--534-6740.
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
|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 Launer Staff Administrative Director
Renee J. GreeneOffice Manager