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Upcoming Programs & Events
TAO Events to Schedule
 December 6, 2012
New This Week

Friday Shabbat Service Dec 7

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



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. Please give them a big TAO welcome too!


TAO 1st Annual Coffeehouse Cabaret  
A Huge Success 


Saturday night, TAO rocked Artserve with our first annual Coffeehouse Cabaret.  From the start, it was a perfect night.  The 100+ attendees entered the auditorium, which was aglow with warm up-lighting (with HUGE thank you Andy Ianacco and Nate Epstein) and candlelight bathed each table.  The food was plentiful, the coffee hot and delicious  with as many different creamers, sweeteners and accroutrements one could hope for.  But the real stars of the night were our fabulous member performers.


Kate Gemeiner started us off with a hilarious 5 minute stand-up comedy routine (What does the dyslexic rabbi say?  Yo!)  ... Oy, she brought the whole room to our feet in a standing ovation.  What followed was a non-stop parade of talent and guts.  Dan Cousin was wonderful and taught us that juggling with daggers looks much easier than it actually is. 


Then we were treated to a wonderful parable about Mr. Angry by Amichai Heppner, an inspiring vocal mantra/drum along by Peter Fox, selected songs and guitar accompaniment by Steve Einbinder and beautiful original poetry reading by Adam Atkin.  The Pufftations (Jenae Rubin, Rose Moussa, Vicki Lichtman and yours truly) did our own irreverent version of Puff the Magic Dragon.  I will only say this...we stopped the video cameras from recording, so use your imagination!


The crowd was further wowed by the vocal talents of Caren Vivado who sang to perfection and Laura Trong whose version of "Over the Rainbow" was simply divine.  (I'm pretty sure Judy Garland was kvelling!)  Then we sat mesmerized by  The Chickadees - Laura Launer, Maria Daszkal and our own Rebbitzen Paulina, who dedicated thier beautiful love song to their husbands.  Rifka Maidan provided funny introductions and was a perfect co-MC for the evening.  Thank you Rifka.  You stepped up with little advance notice and did an amazing job!


No review of this night would be complete without giving the greatest cudos to Bob Heaton.  Not only did Bob organize the talent and create fabulous background music, he wowed us with his singing & guitar playing.  He did both solo performing (we love those Beatles' tunes) and then, with Maria Daszkal, we were treated to a lovely rendition of "Dust in the Wind". 


Two surprise additions to the line-up Imone - who wrote and read a lovely "ode to TAO" and Jaya Launer  delighted us with their unexpected talent.  We look forward to including them in the line-up next year!  The evening finished with Rabbi Marc leading the TAO Orchestra (Bob Heaton, Maria Daszkal, Paulina Labowitz, Dan Cousin, Michelle Alva & Laura Launer) in some of our favorite music leading into a beautiful Havdallah service, led of course by our dear Rabbi Marc.  


As is always the case with these events, a huge shout-out goes to the many volunteers who made this evening as fabulous as it was.  Huge thanks go to our Board of Directors, whose commitment to TAO was underlined last night with this Member Appreciation event (free for our members.)  Our President, Sandy King, along with Jacci, his beautiful wife not only underwrote most of the delectables for the night, they also both worked tirelessly on the raffle, printing and generally picking up where the need was.  Following that lead, Pam Kelner was indispensable as she ran around collecting raffle items, shuttling between Costco, the temple office and more.  We are so grateful to have such loving and dedicated lay leadership.


Sue Reisman helped with whatever needed to be done; Rhonda Hey and Janice Weintraub manned our check-in desk and welcomed guests; Richard Grove and Jon Rosen did bartending turns (thank you to all of you who donated money for wine & beer); Marsha Freedman made delicious coffee and iced tea; Nancy Mendelson set a stunning buffet and Fleur Heaton worked hard to make sure we had all the supplies we needed.  Karen Rosenfeld, Trudi DiGrazia and Kathy Leonard were hugely successful selling raffle tickets and, at the end of the night, we raised enough money to cover the cost of the event thanks to their efforts and the generosity of our members and their guests.


There were so many more volunteers who helped and we are most grateful: Andrew Iannaco  for lighting, Adam & Gina Balsamo for their Sound Engineering, Peter Fox, Angela Gershenwald, Richard Grove and TAO Board Member Robert Zveibil.  And if I've left your name out, I apologize, but please know that all of your efforts were appreciated and played a role in making this event a success.  


All in all, it was a night to remember and talk about.  Look for it next year.  This event is definitely a keeper!!


With great love to each of you,

Anne Goldberg
Committee Chair, 
Member of the Board

"Forty's and Under" Young 
TAO Luncheon and Torah Study
Sat., Dec 15 11:45 a.m.
All those "40 and under" TAO members are invited to join Rabbi Marc for a Pot-Luck luncheon at his home on Saturday, December 15th at the conclusion of the Meditation Morning Retreat at 11:45 a.m.  Join Rabbi Marc and Chana Rosenfeld for some delicious food and Torah Study. Please bring a parve or dairy vegetarian dish to share with the group.   

RSVP Requested to Rabbi Marc.  Click here to RSVP.  
New Heart to Heart
Please be sure to read our new "Heart to Heart" message from Kate Gemeiner in the right column.  
Many Thanks
Many Thanks to Anne Goldberg and Bob Heaton and the entire board and staff and all volunteers who helped to make our first annual TAO Coffeehouse Cabaret a huge success for all of our members and member guests.    




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]      


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. 


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Coming Up  

  • Dec 07 - Friday Shabbat Service at Artserve
  • Dec 11 - Men's Spirituality Group
  • Dec 12 - Chanukah Wisdom Class Celebration at Rabbi Marc's Home
  • Dec 15 -Shabbat Morning Meditation Retreat followed by "40 & Under" Torah Study Luncheon


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Dec 7 - Friday Shabbat Service
Dec 11 - Men's Spirituality Group
Dec 12 - Wisdom Class/Chanukah Celebration
Dec 15 - Shabbat Morning Meditation Retreat
Dec 17 - Women's Spirituality Group South
Dec 29 - Saturday Morning Service
Jan 7 - Women's Spirituality Group NORTH
TAO's Adopted Family
Auction Donations Requested
Meet Jewish Singles
Nourish Your Soul
Next Service Date
Rabbi's Inspiration
Healing Prayers
Yahrtzeit Plaque
Tree of Life
Tikkun Olam
Meaningful Gifts
Wednesdays with Rabbi Marc
Mitzvah Corner
Member Benefits
Quick Links
Join a Committee
Do a Mitzvah
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Fri, Dec 7 - Friday Shabbat Service  

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



1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL



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 Prayers
Click for free prayer book

First & Third Fridays
December 7, December 21 - Interfaith Drumming Shabbat

January 4 led by Rabbi Shoni Labowitz, Jan 18; February 1 - Meditation Shabbat, Feb 15; March 1, 15; April 5, 19; May 3, 17; June 7, 21; July 5

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, Dec 11 - Men's Spirituality Group 

Men's Spirituality Group photo
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, Dec 12 - Wisdom Class/Chanukah Celebration at the home of Rabbi Marc

hands on beach




Wisdom Class - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Parsha Study - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.isdom Class is open to 

O members and non-members.        

This series is for beginners and experienced students alike. Though we'd like you to join us every week, the program is designed so you can attend when it fits your schedule. Bring your friends!


Rabbi Marc leads us through a magical, mystical journey into the wisdom of our sages. We are transfixed by his wisdom, compassion and humor. You must experience this class to understand how powerful it is. Join us and see for yourself how wise and special our teacher is and how refreshed you will feel when you leave from this evening.


Non-Members: $10 donation at the door 

Members: $10 donation appreciated



Resumes on Dec. 19 at David Posnack JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads

Main Building, Room #146 - *NOTE* New Room


*Jan 2 and Jan 9 - Guest Lecturers*          

Sat, Dec 15- Morning Meditation Retreat

Members Only logo
Second Saturday of most months 
*NO Morning Meditation on JAN 12*  

10:30 a.m.  
The TAO Shabbat 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.


Shabbat Hour Retreat: (2nd Saturday)
2012 - Nov 10, Dec 15
2013 - Feb 9, Marc 9, Apr 13, May 11, June 15
Note: There is no Oneg.

Mon, Dec 17-Women's Spirituality Group SOUTH

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.
Myrna Wolf's home

Pam Kelner




wsg song
2012 Schedule   
Third Mondays
October 8(Exception to 3rd Monday), November 19, December 17

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

Sat, Dec 29 - Saturday Morning Service

Sat Svc10:30 a.m.  

Morning Service
Oneg Follows


Fourth Saturday of most months 
Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO. 

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 (4th Saturday)
2012 -  Dec 29 
2013 - Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25, June 29

Members Only logo

Members Only 
Members are welcome to bring out-of-town guests. Dress comfortably!

Saturday Service is now at ARTSERVE, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Mon, Jan 7 -Women's Spirituality Group NORTH  

THIRD MEETING - This will be the third meeting for Women's Spirituality Group NORTH.  Please contact Marcia Sweedler at 954-296-3130 for directions or further information.  If you cannot attend this meeting but wish to participate, please contact Marcia as well.  
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.
Marcia Sweedler's home
Delray Beach


Marcia Sweedler



[email protected]


wsg song
2012 Schedule   
First Monday of Each Month
Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, June 3

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

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

Shabbat Service
Fri, Dec 7, 2012


7:20 PM- Cantorial Chants  7:30 PM - Service Begin
Click to print Prayer book.


Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.   
Shabbat Morning Meditation
Sat, Dec 15, 2012
For Members Only
10:30 AM - At the home of Rabbi Marc   

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

Todays Parsha 

Dec 6, 2012

22 Kislev 5773


Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1-40:23


Joseph is then sold to Pontiphar, an office of Pharoah. But God is with Joseph. "Whatever he did, God made it succeed through His hand."


Your desire to receive God's light and touch God's essence is the highest goal, greatest challenge, and ultimate reciprocal partnership you can have.

Weekly Inspiration

When you garner within yourself a Faithful Inner Stillness then you can stand in a storm of change and still be tuned to the frequency of serenity.." 
Rabbi Marc

Follow Rabbi Marc on Twitter.

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

TAO welcomes our new member:
Louise Bernstein
Claudia Rasso


TAO offers condolences to:
Joyce Goobic on the loss of her mother Evelyn Bass

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.


Sandy Goldman,  Peter Longwill, Rita McCarthy Meehan(Rita Wells' Mom), Yehudah Cantor, George Greene (Renee's Father), Evelyn Negrin (Joseph Negrin's mom), Meryl Joblin, Jerry Grove, Jake Rutsky, Lynn Schlitt, Adam Atkin, Dennis Barry, Annette Berger, Leslie Brinkman, Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law), Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Brianna Dalnas, Robbin Garrison DiCiacco, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Maxine Farber, Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Gila bat Sora, Barbara Gotsopoulos, Sylvia R. Greene, Ernest Gross-Brein, Eileen Grove, Richard Grove, Myrna Greissman, Bob Heaton, Leon Heller, Esther Jungreis, Paul Kay, Pamela Klein, Ava Kugelman, Andy Leeds, Louis Levy, Jacob Marvin, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Meira bas Shandel Chana (Shana Heppner's daughter), Jack Moussa, Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), Barbara O'Brien, Robert Perlmutter, Ruth Popkin, Susan Quasha (sister-in-law of Phyllis Tess), Rachel bat Nechama (Rick Vogel's sister), Saul Reiter, Wayne Rogers, Sara Rosenbaum, Joy Rosenbloom, Joan Rosenwasser, Jackie Sabatucci, Joan Sadik, Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Norma Seegal, Shauel Randell,Marvin Sheplow, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris, Frayda Sinnreich, Myra Sullivan (Rhonda Hey's sister), Toba Basha bas Chana, Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, 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.

Heart to Heart




Special Thanks to Joyce Finn and Steve Einbinder for door to door transportation with camaraderie to Shabbat Services and other TAO events.  You both deserve extra points for this Mitzvah. - Kate Gemeiner





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.  


Call 954-205-3441. 

Past events...

Job Opportunities





The Snow Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual is rapidly expanding.  Our Office in Fort Lauderdale is seeking financial representatives. Qualifications: BA or BS degree from a four-year institution: desires financial success; strong interpersonal skills; self-motivated; history of personal success. Benefits included.  


Contact Dennis Fritzsche, CLTC - 754-551-7005 or email [email protected] 






Organic Wheatgrass Sprout Company in Royal Palm Beach is seeking a responsible, health-oriented, energetic and enthusiastic individual for multi-purpose office duties.  Must possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Quickbooks.  Requires candidate to lift 40 pounds of product at times.  Position pays $10 per hour.   Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Excellent growth for the right individual. 


Contact Arnie Welber at 954-309-6774 or email [email protected] 


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] 

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

Refrigerator Freezer Tips 


Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. Test them by closing the door over a piece of paper or a dollar bill so that the paper or bill is half in and half out of the refrigerator. If you can pull the paper or bill out easily, the latch may need adjustment or the seal may need replacing.



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 and Kole fund
Everything is available on our online Store.

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

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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Heart to Heart Message - $18
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Board of Directors

    Rabbi Phil Labowitz
    Rabbi Marc Labowitz

     Rabbi Shoni Labowitz

Honorary President
     Dr. Florence Ross*

     Sandy King

     Bob Heaton

Board Members
     Anne Goldberg
     Pam Kelner
     Robert Zveibil

Immediate Past President
     Anne Goldberg

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      
     Eileen Grove
     Richard Grove
     Fleur Heaton
     Nancy Mendelson
     Magda Sedra
     Michael Sedra 

     Rochelle Tischler

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


Ron Gotlin


Choir & Musicians  
     Maria Daszkal
     Anne Goldberg
     Bob Heaton
     Rebbetzin Paulina 
     Laura Launer
Administrative Director
     Renee J. Greene

Office Manager
     Dee Sacks