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Upcoming Programs & Events
TAO Events to Schedule
Febraury 7, 2013 
New This Week...  

TAO Shabbat Hour Retreat

Saturday, Feb 9 


Please join us for our Shabbat 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.


Final Deadline - Fri, 2/8 at 4 pm 

RSVP Now - "People of Distinction"

Sun, Feb 10 - 11:00 - 3:00


TAO looks forward to honoring our People Of Distinction - Maria Daszkal, Kate GeMeiner, and Fleur and Bob Heaton at our upcoming boutique, luncheon and entertainment event of the year.  You will want to be there to celebrate our honorees. Register Online Now!


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Luncheon, Boutique & Tribute


Sunday, February 10, 2013

11:00 - 12:30 Registration, Boutique, Cash Bar 
12:30 -  3:00 Luncheon & Entertainment (The Chai Notes) 

Weston Cypress Creek Hotel
400 Corporate Drive
Ft. Lauderdale 

RSVP by Feb 6 at 5 pm by clicking here

(Journal and Voicequilt are already closed out)

or call 954-888-1408 or email [email protected]



Many Thanks


Many Thanks to Joan Graff for sponsoring Friday's Oneg Shabbat in appreciation of the Rabbis Labowitz, the staff and volunteers who keep the spirit of Renewal alive and well in South Florida.  Joan, we appreciate you and are glad we got to spend Shabbat with you last week! 



Do a Mitzvah - Feel Fulfilled 


Please do a mitzvah by visiting TAO member Jerry Grove at UM Medical Center, 1400 NW 12th Ave, Miami, 33136. Jerry is recovering from heart surgery and his family welcomes visitors. 


Call Pam if you have any questions about visiting Jerry or if you need his room number -954-258-1640.



Calling Spa Day Volunteers!
First Volunteer Planning Meeting

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13 @ 8:30 pm (immediately after Wisdom Class)
Where: David Posnack JCC (5850 S. Pine Island Road, Room #146)
Bring your heart, a pen, and your desire to support TAO.
Whether you attend our 5th annual event, you are invited to assist!  There are many reasons to participate in this planning meeting: 1.  Fulfill a mitzvah, 2.  Create new and enhance existing friendships, 3.  You love TAO, 4.  It feels great to donate!  Please join us! 

Questions?  Call Dottie 305-586-1745 or Pam 954-258-1640



 Volunteers Needed

All-Fed Project 2/17-2/22

Gratitude & Purim Luncheon 2/23 


Once again TAO will join forces with Invigorate U and Expand the Love for our All-Fed project from Sunday, February 17 through Friday, February 22nd. Volunteers are needed to help support the All-Fed project to help feed the homeless and hungry for a variety of shifts by transporting food from donors and restaurants to a variety of locations that feed the hungry.  


If you can commit to at least one day, please email Val Silidker at [email protected]  If you are unable to reach Val, please contact Rabbi Marc directly at 954-822-8430.


If you know of restaurants or grocery stores that are willing to donate food for this project, please contact Valerie Leeds at [email protected] or Maria Daszkal at [email protected]  


The project will culminate with a Gratitude Luncheon following Shabbat services on Saturday, February 23rd. All-Fed Volunteers are invited to participate along with all TAO members in this Gratitude and Purim Celebration luncheon which will be partially catered.  All TAO members are encouraged to bring vegetarian pot-luck dishes to share. 




Megillah Reading

Sun, Feb 24 at 5:15 pm


Tao Members are invited to join Rabbi Phil for the reading of the Megillah in honor of Purim on Sunday, February 24th at 5 pm at the home of Rabbi Marc & Pauling Labowitz.  


This program is "for Members only".  



Save the Date - Tues, Mar 26

TAO Potluck Seder


Please mark your calendars for our TAO Community Potluck Seder on the second eve of Pesach - Tuesday, March 26th at Artserve.  Rabbi Marc will lead us through the Seder with our fellow TAO Community.  


Please call the TAO office at 954-888-1408 if you can volunteer to help prior to or on that evening.



Cell Phone Reminder


Please remember when entering Shabbat services, wisdom class and other TAO events to turn off your cellphones in consideration of others and of the spiritual mood. In that same light, please step outside to check for messages or to make or receive text messages.  




Why We Sing at TAO


A newcomer to our services might wonder why there is so much music and singing and chanting.  We learn in Kabbalah that everything has an energetic footprint.  And the energy of music (and all sounds) has been proven to affect the way water molecules organize themselves.  The work of Japanese scientist, Masuro Emoto, has shown that molecules rearrange themselves differently depending upon the type of music that is played.  Hard-core, screaming rock 'n roll caused water crystals to become disorganized and ugly;  in the presence of Mozart, however, the crystals presented as perfectly formed, crisply defined, beautiful objects, similar to snowflakes. Since humans are 70% water, the effect of music on our physical bodies is undeniable.  

When Rabbi Marc and the TAO Orchestra lead us in musical prayer or a Niggun (a melody repeated over and over) the effects are not limited to our physical bodies.  The words, rhythm and cadence all have an effect on our
spiritual bodies too.   When the refrain is repeated over and over and over (and you are open to it), it can take over your mind, pushing away the ego with its fear and negativity.  It becomes a form of meditation.

Dr. Emoto also showed how different words carry their own very high vibrational patterns and, when combined with the music, can serve as a vehicle for our soul to eclipse our ego.  The music awakens us to the present moment and that moment is transformed as we glow from within with the joy of Divine Freedom emanating from us.  And, if you are open to it, you might just emerge transformed in some new, sweet way. 

So the next time you're at services, or any TAO event, and are treated to our music, give yourself permission to be transported. to allow the music to fill your mind and flow through and pour out of you so that you are fully immersed in the moment and the music - and the rest of the world (and its challenges) blissfully dissolve.  

After all, we are Temple Adath Or - a Community of Light.  Please come shine with us.


Anne Goldberg 



 Save The Date - Sun, May 5

TAO Spa Day


Please mark your calendars on Sunday, May 5, 2013 for TAO's fabulous and relaxing annual Spa Day.  This year's Spa Day under the direction of Jenae Rubin along with Co-Chairs Dottie Zveibil and Pam Kelner and their amazing spa-day committee promise a Spa Day beyond all others.  More details will follow as we move closer to the date. 



 New Section - "TAO Gives Back" 


Please be sure to read our new Section on the right -"TAO Gives Back".  TAO is always making contributions of time, money and love to our entire community.  We would like to let you know about just a few of those, from time to time.  If you have any that you would like to share please contact the TAO office at 954-888-1408. 


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. 


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] 



Coming Up


  • Feb  9 - Shabbat Morning Meditation for members only
  • Feb  9 - "Stir Your Soul" Featuring Rabbi Marc
  • Feb 10 - TAO People of Distinction (Advance Reservations required)
  • Feb  15 -  Friday Shabbat Service  
  • Feb 17-22 - "All Fed" Project
  • Feb 23 - "All-Fed" Volunteer Gratitude & TAO Purim Pot-luck Luncheon
  • Feb 24 - Megillah Reading at Rabbi Marc's at 5:15 



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In This Issue
Contribute Now
Feb 9 - Shabbat Morning Meditation Retreat
Feb 12- Men's Spirituality Group
Feb 13 - Wisdom Class
Feb 15 - Friday Shabbat Service
Feb 18 - Women's Spirituality Group South
Feb 23 - Saturday Morning Service at Artserve
Mar 4 - Women's Spirituality Group NORTH
TAO's Adopted Family
Auction Donations Requested
Meet Jewish Singles
Nourish Your Soul
Next Service Date
Rabbi's Inspiration
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
Partner Happenings
"Stir Your Soul"  - Sat, Feb 9, 8pm
Featuring Our Own Rabbi Marc


Please join Rabbi Marc on Saturday, February 9th at 8 p.m. at AN EVENING OF ECSTATIC KIRTAN, DRUMMING, REIKI & GUIDED MEDITATION. This magical evening of uplifting energy will stir your soul! 
Bring your drums, bring your rattles, just bring your beautiful spirit to celebrate life at this Community gathering at the Duncan Center, 15820 Military Trail, Delray Beach. 
This will feature our own Rabbi Marc Labowitz along with Kim Hough, Felicia Rose, Jaime Triana, Jessica Stiehm, & Doug Tessler  who will lead you in song, dance, drumming, & meditation as we connect our hearts and minds as one.  The cost is $20.

Contact Kim Hough 561-715-4573 and visit  WWW.RELAXEDLIVING.ORG. for more information and testimonials.

Sat, Feb 9- Morning Meditation Retreat
Members Only logo
Second Saturday of most months 
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)
2013 - Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, June 15
Note: There is no Oneg.

Tues, Feb 12- 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, Feb 13 - Wisdom Class  

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Wisdom Class - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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


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



David Posnack JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads

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



Fri, Feb 15- Friday Shabbat Service 

7:20 - 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

Feb 15; March 1 - Shabbat Across America, March 15 - Meditation Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shefa Gold; April 5, 19; May 3, 17; June 7, 21; July 5

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.

Mon, Feb 18 - 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

Rochelle Tischler




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2013 Schedule   
Third Mondays

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

Sat, Feb 23- Saturday Morning Service 
All-Fed Gratitude & TAO Purim Luncheon

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)
2013 - 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, Mar 4 -Women's Spirituality Group NORTH  


This will be the fifth 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




[email protected]


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2013 Schedule   
First Monday of Each Month
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


Sat. Meditation Retreat
Sat, Feb 9, 2013
Rabbi Marc's Home (For Members Only)
10:30 AM - Service Begins


Friday Shabbat Service
Fri, Feb 15, 2013


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


Learn the Friday night Shabbat prayers.   


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

Todays Parsha 

Febraury 7, 2013


27 Shevat 57753
Mishpatim: Exodus 21:1-24:18
Moses ascends the mountain to receive the written tablets of the Ten Commandments, and stays forty days and forty nights.
When your thoughts, words and actions are in tune with the ultimate Source, you will not deplete your energy.  Working in union with God is effortless work and joyful service.  This way of working is the skill of the one who knows how to sit, silence the static and hear the inner voice.

Weekly Inspiration

" We live within an inherent continuity, nothing is ever lost, nothing is ever broken." 
Rabbi Marc

Follow Rabbi Marc on Twitter.

Welcome New Members




Esther Levy

as a new TAO member

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


Condolences to
Ken Gordon 
on the loss of his son
Daniel Ross Gordon
Leslie & Frank Blackman
& The Weiss Family
on the loss of 
Paul Weiss.

TAO Gives Back 

TAO is proud to contribute our efforts, time and dollars to help the community.
TAO increased our level of support to Kolot - JFS organization to end Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community.  
TAO supported Touch A Heart Foundation by adopting a family  - a grandmother and two grandsons for next year. 
TAO donated over $600 in cash and gift cards for the JAFCO kids om celebration of Chanukah.

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.


Judy Levy (Sue Reisman's mom), Jean Sokol Rosner, Eliezer Ben Chava Glaser,Kate GeMeiner, Grace Gleissner, Murray Evans, Peter Longwill, Yehudah Cantor, George Greene (Renee's Father), Adam Atkin, Dennis Barry, 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, Jerry 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), Robert Perlmutter, 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, Jake Rutsky, Jackie Sabatucci, Joan Sadik, Lynn Schlitt, 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





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




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

Save energy on your laundry 


Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it. 



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 & Kole  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.

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    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

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     Anne Goldberg

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     Janice Weintraub

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     Dee Sacks

     Shirley Shelpman

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     Men - Lowell Gannon   
     Women - Myrna Wolf

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     Kate GeMeiner

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     Eileen Grove
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