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Your weekly update from TAO - April 11, 2013

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Early Bird Basket Register by April 15, and get THREE RAFFLE tickets to a Special "Early Bird" Raffle.You CANNOT BUY RAFFFLE TICKETS FOR this gift basket filled with 25-30 full and travel size products including organic spa skin and bath care! This Raffle is ONLY available to Early Bird participants.
Register now!

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Huge, Overflowing Raffle Basket ($256 Value)
Irene's Raffle Basket 
Thanks to Irene Yovu (once again), you can win an amazing basket filled with healthy food, health, skin and bath products... enough to last a year. Click here to look at a list of the 29 full size products in the in the basket.

You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to buy tickets:
  • $18 - 1 Chance
  • $36 - 5 Chances
  • $54 - 18 Chances <<-Best Option

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New This Year >> Cash for Gold!
Cash For Gold Look through your jewelry box for unwanted gold such as tangled chains, orphaned earrings, broken jewelry, old class rings - anything made of gold you no longer want or wear. Bring it all to TAO Spa Day. It will be evaluated by a professional GoldFellow® gold buyer. Lots of TAO members have used this Service. On top of your getting very competitive prices, they make a donation to TAO.

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Lots MORE Auction Items listed. PLUS You can bid even if you can't attend! Check it out, and contact Jenae if you have questions, can't come and want to bid on an item, or want to donate an item.

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Packages start at $36.
Scroll down for complete list of choices.

Spa Day, TAO style, almost as luxurious as a 5-star spa, is a day of pampering to give to someone you love. Come alone, with your lover, family, soul sister or brother from another mother and create memories that last for years.

Give (or receive) the Gift of Ahhhh
  • Celebrate Mother's or Father's Day
  • Celebrate your Birthday or Anniversary
  • Celebrate "I love me" Day!! You certainly deserve it
Massage (including clothes-on treatments), Reiki and Cranio-Sacral (clothes-on treatments), Waxing, Facials, Foot Reflexology, Foot Detox, Manicure/Pedicure, Triple Mask (Facial, Body, Hair)

Makeup Makeover, Ayurveda, Spiritual Reading

Classes/Lectures (Subject to change)
  9:45 - Stress Melter
11:00 - Ayurveda Lecture
12:00 - AquaYoga
  3:00 - Zumba
  5:00 - Rabbi Marc's Yoga & Meditation
  6:00 - Singing/Chanting w/Rabbi Marc
  6:00 - Wine & Cheese

  • All Admissions include Wine & Cheese Chill
  • All Attendees receive a Gift Bag (Value $50+)
  • All Admissions include Singing with Rabbi Marc
$ 236Day of Zen:
3 Services * All Classes/Lecture
Spa Lunch * PLUS Cut & Dry at KarmaSeven (after Spa Day) Value $55+
$ 186Day of Calm:
2 Services * All Classes/Lecture * Spa Lunch
$ 136Day of Peace:
1 Service * All Classes/Lecture * Spa Lunch
$   86Day of Relaxation:
All Classes/Lecture * Spa Lunch
$   72Spa Lunch & Lounge + Double Delight:
(Admission after 10:30 am)
$   54Spa Lunch & Lounge:
(Admission after 10:30 am)
$   36Double Delight:
Yoga & Meditation w/Rabbi Marc
(Admission after 3:00 pm)

Registration is Required!!!
Register Online Now
Questions or Donations

newsletterOur Newsletter  
We hope you like the new format.  We're working to make it easier to find all the great information!  
Kindly direct ALL INQUIRIES to the office.
The following people may need help remembering they are whole and healthy. Please, when you are with them and when you think about them... see them as whole and perfect.

Marla Silverman, Kamruz Hosein, Paul Avenati (friend of Sheryl Lipsky Reback), Dennis Barry, Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law), Leslie Brinkman,  Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Yehudah Cantor, Brianna Dalnas, Evan Jacob Demarb (son of Haddassah Nafdallah - friend of Anne Goldberg), Robbin Garrison DiCiacco, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Murray Evans, Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Kate GeMeiner, Gila bat Sora, Eliezer Ben Chava Glaser,Grace Gleissner, Barbara Gotsopoulos, Jared Gordon (Jenae Rubin's cousin),George & Sylvia Greene (Renee Greene's parents), Jerry Grove, Myrna Greissman, Leon Heller, Andy Iannaco, Esther Jungreis, Paul Kay, Phyllis King, Pamela Klein, Ava Kugelman, Andy Leeds, Judy & Louis Levy (Sue Reisman's parents), Jacob Marvin, Billy Mauer (Velvul ben Leah), Meira bas Shandel Chana (Shana Heppner's daughter), Audrey Nevins (Ann Kurtzman's sister), 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, Jean Sokol Rosner, Jake Rutsky, Jackie Sabatucci, Royce Sagenkahn (Jenae Rubin's friend), Lynn Schlitt, Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Shauel Randell, Marvin Sheplow, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris, Frayda Sinnreich, Debi Sweeney (Alan Kurtzman's daughter), Toba Basha bas Chana, Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, Shaul ben Ida & Chana Rifka bat Hinda (Hindy Stegman's parents)

Please contact the office with requests for additions to this list. We respect your desire for privacy and only list with permission. Also, please notify the office to remove names from this list.

Venus Rising VenusRising
Zeva Soroker & Venus Rising Shabbat Services Friday, April 19th

Venus Rising is a multi-ethnic women's drum and dance ensemble dedicated to creating works that uplift and inspire. We strive to empower individuals to break barriers by celebrating diversity through rhythm and movement. Our performances encourage audiences to delight in the power and beauty of women.

Click here for a video sampling of this wonderful group.   
Mark your calendar and don't miss this Shabbat service with Venus Rising.
Do a Mitzvah...

Donate Children's Clothes & School Supplies. Sue Reisman teaches in an extremely impoverished area.  The kids (through 8th grade)  need everything.  It's a great reason to clean your closets and offices. Pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks and on. All sizes of clothing accepted!  

Let her know you'll help.

Click here to send Sue an email

TAO's Adopted Family
An important part of living a Jewish life is to offer tzedaka and chesed - charity and loving kindness.  With this in mind, TAO has adopted a family through the Touch A Heart Foundation.

How can you help? You can make a call and say hello, or maybe stop by for a visit.  If possible, you could bring some groceries or cleaning supplies; maybe think of them when you see the 'Buy One Get One' deals at the local market. There is no gesture too small or too large for this needy family.

If you are interested in helping this family in any way, please call Renee at 954-888-1408 or by email at [email protected]
Give Tzedaka 
TAO Gives Back  

We are 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. 


  Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart


My heartfelt appreciation goes to my dear TAO rabbis and friends who contributed a Leaf to the Tree of Life celebrating my 60th birthday.  May our community of light continue creating the healing of the world "by promoting justice, freedom, responsibility, caring for all life and the earth that sustains all life - Tikkun Olam."

~Rose Moussa


Click Here to Place Your Heart to Heart Message and reach over 1000. From your heart to ours.   

TAO Classifieds


Legacy Video Creations

Leave a lasting legacy for your children, grandchildren and generations to come with a

Legacy Video Creation by Anne Goldberg. Give the gift of you - your history, your story, your music, your thoughts and what you want future generations to know and hold dear.

Visit my Facebook page for more info.    

or Call Anne at 954-536-8008 






Wayne for a Day!

Everglades Tours 
Five-Course Thai meal 
Spanish conversation and more... 
Call Wayne Rogers at 954-564-5954                954- 383-7189


Looking for Work   

Experienced office assistant seeking immediate part-time work. Great with filing, telephones and general office responsibilities.  Trustworthy and reliable.  Contact Angela at 954-534-6740     



Place Your Ad Here

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] 



Job Opportunities
Members post job opportunities for FREE! Call the office: 954-888-1408.
Member Benefits

There are many great 
FREE & Member Only (MO) 
events when you're a member of TAO: 
Sukkot Havdallah (MO) 
Shabbat Retreats (MO)
Wisdom Classes (Free) 
Women's Spirituality Group (MO) 
Men's Spirituality Group (MO) 
Sunday Salon (MO) 
New Year's Day Shabbos (MO)   
Do you love the sweet Shabbos reminder calls from 
Rabbi Marc?


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 yourdonation, or click here to            donate online 

Please indicate "Reminder Calls" in the message box if donating online. Thanks... LOTS! Your sponsorship will bring much joy to our community. 
TAO wants to celebrate Birthday cake YOU! 

Let us know the day and date (we don't need the year) of your birthday and allow us celebrate you.  After all, YOU are what makes US special. 


Karma Seven
1255 S. Pine Island Rd.
(NW Corner of SR 84)
KarmaSeven Day Spa -
Beautiful, upscale serene. Lose yourself in any of these services: 
  • Hair (Cuts, Color, Highlights, Lowlights, Ombre: Styling including Extensions)
  • Nails (Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac)
  • Facials (All Skin Types, Acne, Eyes, Gentlemen)
  • Massages (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Swe-Thai, Reflexology)
  • Waxing (Full Body)
  • Hydrotherapy (Steam, Scrub, Mud, Volcanic Ash, Cleopatra Bath), Make-Up (Make Over, Consult, Brides, Bridesmaids)
  • Spray Tan (Bronze and Spray Tan with Skin Treatments)
Spa Day packages, monthly online specials and gift cards available. 
At TAO's Spa Day, KarmaSeven is providing Facials, Waxing, Make Up/Make Over and many Massage Therapists. And everyone who purchases the Day of Zen package receives a hair cut and blow dry and KarmaSeven Day Spa as a gift.

Aimee Davila - Reiki, Ayurveda

The Serene Touch: Tap into nature's healing power through bodywork therapies, food/lifestyle, yoga, pranayama meditation. Ayurveda products, herbal supplements balance your body/mind. 

(305) 796-4426

[email protected] 


Peter Fox (LMT) Healing Hands:

Fusion of Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and other energy healing. Deeply relax, remarkably therapeutic.   

(954) 336-6158



Christine Huynh - Shellac & Gel Nails

Liquid Gel, Gel, ANC Dipping Powder, Pink & White, Acrylic, Spa manicure/pedicure, Shellac. Top-of-the-line products. 

1749 N. University Dr, Plantation

(954) 452-8233

[email protected] 


Cynthia Segal - Intuitive

Through intuitive energy, you get answers to questions and information and guidance to empower you to create the future you want now. Session is recorded! 

(305) 389-1887



Beth StollerLMT - CranioSacral

Specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, LaHo-Chi Energy Healing, and doTERRA Essential Oil Independent Product Consultant.

(813) 601-2384



Robert Zveibil - Reiki

Intuitive energy worker, using Reiki as a conduit to reduce stress and align within to your natural state of well-being.

(305) 586-1745


Shabbat Services 
(First and Third Friday of each month)


Next Service: Friday, April 19
Shabbos Candles
7:20 pm - Cantorial  
Chants & Meditation
7:30 pm - Service begins

Following Service, join us for our Oneg Shabbat and enjoy socializing with our wonderful community.

Please come and join us for joyous, meaningful, spiritual prayer at Artserve AND give yourself the added treat of Venus Rising. Zeva Soroker leads this lively group of women who are devoted to uplift and inspire through drumming and dancing.   Read more

This is Jewish Renewal.
This is TAO.
Welcome home.

Members and non-members are always welcome to our services. Share the joy and connection of our holy, sweet community.


Click to PRINT PRAYER BOOK. Learn the Friday night prayers, and come sing with us.
Next Service Friday, April 19th at Artserve

Happy Birthday & Thank You to Myrna Wolf!
Myrna, you make 70 look easy.  Thank you for sharing your simcha with the community by sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat at services on April 5th. We were all delighted to help in celebrating you!

Members, please help us welcome guests (wearing red name badges) by offering them a warm greeting and a TAO hug.

Remember to bring non-perishables for those less fortunate.

Location: Artserve
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd (in the public library)
(Enter on 14th Avenue)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Today's Parsha
April 11, 2013 -  I Iyar 5773
Tazria: Leviticus 12:1-13:59

"These are the laws spoken to Moses and Aaron regarding defilement from unclean bodily emissions."

To love yourself is to affirm the beauty and spirit of your body.

Weekly Inspiration

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Follow Rabbi Marc on Twitter

Coming Up at TAO Calendar 1 
Apr 13
Saturday Meditation Retreat
A TAO Member Event

Apr 15
Women's Spirituality South

Apr 16
NO Men's Spirituality Group.
Next meeting date TBA

Apr 17

Wisdom Class with Rabbi Marc
All are welcome!

Apr 19

Mark Your Calendar Now
A very special Shabbat Service with Zeva Soroker and her Women's Drum and Dance Ensemble.Click Here for more

Apr 27
Saturday Shabbat at ArtServe 10:30am
All are welcome Please join us.

May 1
Rabbi Marc on BlogTalkRadio.com

May 5

Spa Day! You deserve a Day of Ahhhh
Read More or Reserve now.

May 6
Women's Spirituality Group North
Vicki Lichtman facilitating


Welcome to TAO
  R'Marc & R'Phil Drumming
We are a warm expression of joyful Judaism, with meaningful ritual and universal Truths rooted in Torah, Kabbalah and other traditional & mystic Jewish sources.  We draw deeply from communal wisdom and spiritual traditions in accordance with the ongoing process of the living Torah. 
TAO stands for Temple Adath Or. Our founding rabbi, Rabbi Shoni Labowitz, used great intention in choosing this name, as in Hebrew it means People (or community) of Light.  And whether the members were drawn to the name, or simply just lived up to it, TAO is, indeed, a community of light.

Embark on a journey to your Jewish soul through music, dance, chanting and meditation.  This is not your parents' schul!  Come and experience the warmth of Jewish Renewal - and community - TAO style. 

TAO Videos 
Meditation Retreat: Impact of Stillness > Watch 
Shema & Self Image > Watch 
Friday Night Service > Watch  
Meditation Retreat > Watch 
Drumming Services > Watch 


Click here to learn more about TAO  

Join Rabbi Marc for a TAO Community Journey to Israel 
Start planning now!  Kate GeMeiner is the first to sign up and start her TAO Israel Savings Plan. Save along with Kate and sign up now so you can be part of this thrilling trip with your TAO community.  Rabbi Marc has put together an awesome itinerary at the extraordinary price of $1250 plus air.  
The dates are June 12, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014.*  Join us.  It won't be the same without YOU. Call the office at 954-888-1408 for details.

CLICK HERE for details

* Optional additional 4 days Chesed add-on. Click above for more information 

RMtvradio   Rabbi Marc on national TV!Rabbi Marc reaches out

Click here to see the "Swamp Buggy" episode of TLC's
Four Weddings series.  If you don't want to watch the whole show, fast forward to 17:20 and watch as he gets a very nice compliment from one of the other brides.

Rabbi Marc on BlogTalkRadio.com
May 1 - 1:30pm for the live show
Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing (or healing) the world",  which suggests humanity's shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.  Listen in as Rabbi Marc explores this concept of sharing in the responsibility for transforming our world!
Click Here to tune-in live or for the replay 

Where to See Rabbi Marc 
& the TAO Orchestra 

April 13th - Earth Day Celebration at Eucalyptus Gardens in Wilton Manors
2430 NE 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
TAO orchestra
A 3-day celebration marking the regirth of hte Earth's New Age of Awareness, with a creative gathering of SoFL's Conscious Community.   Read more  about Earth Creativity Village and the Earth Day celebration week-end in Wilton Manors.
Partner Happenings - JAM & All
Joint Interfaith Dialogue & Potluck Dinner 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00pm 
First United Church of Christ in Hollywood 
200 N. 46th Avenue, Hollywood 33021

All TAO members and friends are invited to take part and discuss "Why the Impediments to Interfaith Dialogue and How We Can Overcome Them". 

This is the first time that JAM & ALL and the Broward Interfaith Council are coming together to co-sponsor this event, offered free of charge to the public.
Please RSVP to Kathy Leonard:
[email protected] or call 561-289-4621 

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Wisdom Class - Wed, April 10 with Rabbi Marc
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m
Parsha Study - Facilitated by Meyer Weiss, prior to Wisdom Class from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

TAO's Kabbalah Wisdom Class is an entry point to a soulful, mystical, and purposeful life. In learning to live a life seen through the lens of Kabbalah, we become attuned to looking deeper and finding meaning.  


At TAO, we see the hidden wisdom of Kabbalah as one of the keys that unlock an empowered, conscious existence. Each class is a combination of music, discussion and lecture designed to unravel these veiled depths of liturgy and prayer so that they become accessible, meaningful and useful in daily life.  There is no need to bring anything special, only a thirst for insight, friendship and levity.  This is a stimulating, spiritual circle of like-minded seekers of truth led by Rabbi Marc Labowitz. 


Join us Wednesday nights 7pm at Posnack JCC and taste the sweetness of this millennial-old knowledge brought to life by Rabbi Marc and observe how the world becomes a 'sweeter place'.  

Suggest $10 donation appreciated



David Posnack JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads in Davie - Main Building,

Room #146  


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Women's Spirituality Group

Monday, April 15
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)
Always the 3rd Monday of the month in Plantation 
Monday, May 6
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)

Always the 1st Monday of the month in Delray 
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.  It is a beautiful way to make friends and deepen relationships, both with other women and with yourself.  Join us North or South or both and feel the love.    

WSG is a Member Privilege.
Non-members may attend twice before joining TAO



Click Here for Location & Directions WSG SOUTH

Myrna Wolf's home 


RSVP and/or questions about this group, please contact 

[email protected] 



To be included in the email list for WSG South, please email Rhonda Hey - [email protected]
2013 Dates WSG NORTH

June 3 

RSVP and/or questions about this group, please contact
[email protected]

To be included in the email list or to
RSVP please email or call Susan Kivowitz at [email protected]  ~  561-509-9188.    
for Women's Spirituality Group NORTH , email Susan Kivovitz 
Men's Spirituality Group photo

Men's Spirituality Group

Next session dates TBA
Come home to the brotherhood of men. All TAO men are invited to this unique, strictly-male opportunity. Each session is for eight weeks and discussions cover topics such as: procrastination, the power of money, creating happiness, and past lives. This is a safe and sacred space where you can be yourself.

Please note that once a new eight-week session has begun, the group is closed to new members until the next session begins.


Facilitator:  Lowell Gannon
You can reach Lowell by phone or email if you have any questions
or [email protected] 

Second Floor Conference Room at Office - 10200 West SR 84, Davie 33324. 

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] 

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Men's Spirituality is a Member Privilege 
Non-members may attend once. 


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Saturday Morning Meditation Retreats
Saturday, April 13   

Retreat into a sanctuary of silent inner reflection and sacred presence.  Allow the hour to soothe and relax you through quiet prayer, euphoric chanting, gentle (Renewal-style) yoga and holy meditation - all in the tranquil, loving environment of the rabbi's own home and in the company of your TAO community.  You know the benefits of meditation for your physical and mental health. Come and join us for this glorious hour, led by Rabbi Marc.

Meditation retreats - usually the 2nd Saturday most months. 
2013 Dates - May 11, June 15 
Location - At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina  

The Meditation Retreat is a Me
mber Only Privilege
Non-Members by Invitation only 
Yahrtzeit Plaque Yahrtzeit Plaque
In the Jewish tradition, we externalize our beloved departed by honoring their blessed memory.  Our Yarhzeit Plaque is a permanent memorial of family members and loved ones who passed on (parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, children, friends.) 

Add your loved one to the Yahrtzeit Plaque. 

Call the office for details.  954-888-1408   

Photos thanks to the talent of Elyn Zerfas




Tree of Life Tree of Life  

Express the unique spiritual grace and energy that reflects the loving Oneness that is our Tree of Life. The gift that honors your loved one(s) is a perfect way to celebrate the simchas you want to commemorate.  From weddings to bar mitzvahs, births, graduations or anniversaries, a leaf on TAO's Tree of Life is a beautiful way to say "I love you."

Call the office for details. 954-888-1408
Sponsor An Oneg Shabbat Gut Shabbos

Let's face it.  We love our oneg.  We love it not only because we're Jews and we love to eat, we love it because it brings us together and creates a space for us to catch up with, and hug, one another.


When you celebrate your birthday, anniversary, promotion; or say thank you to, or honor someone special by sponsoring a Friday night or Saturday Service Oneg Shabbat, your message of love is heard by all who are there and we all share in your joy.  (And the food is so much better!)  So  celebrate your simchas with your community!


(By the way, sponsoring an oneg is a great way to promote your business.  Rabbi Marc will personally acknowledge and thank you for your contribution at services and, it's advertised in this newsletter.)


Full and partial sponsorships are possible.   


To sponsor an upcoming Oneg,

call the office: 954-888-1408 

Tikkun Olam Tikkun Olam
(Heal the World) 


TAO cares about your health and that of the earth.  Check here weekly for useful tips that save money, conserve resources and protect both you and our precious planet.

Create Your Own Home Cleaning Products With these 15 items, you can clean just about anything!


■ Baking Soda: scrubbing, whitening
■ Beeswax: polishing wood
■ Borax (sodium borate): removing stains/disinfecting
■ Club Soda (or any unflavored fizzy water): lifting stains
■ Cornstarch: absorbing stains
■ Hydrogen Peroxide: disinfecting, removing stains
■ Lemon: removing stains and odors
■ Liquid Dish Soap:  sudsing power
■ Olive Oil: polishing wood
■ Pine Oil: cleaning soft wood floors
■ Plant Essential Oils: chemical-free fragrance (do a sniff test before buying to make sure you're not sensitive to the fumes)
■ Salt: scrubbing - Add vinegar to make a paste that removes rust
■ Toothpaste: polishing metal
■ Washing Soda (sodium carbonate): scrubbing, removing stains and cutting grease
■ White Vinegar: disinfecting, removing stains  


Galia, Ocean and Kole Funds 
In the spirit of Tzedakah, Paulina and Rabbi Marc set up three funds at TAO - a Galia fund, an Ocean fund and Kole Fund. When you share your sweetness to celebrate Galia's birthday (December 6), Ocean's birthday (June 28) or Kole's birthday (June 24) and other occasions, please donate to one of these funds rather than buying gifts for the children.  These funds are used to send toys and other needed items to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations that serve children, including Jafco.

Paulina and Rabbi Marc will be informed that you gifted their children and performed an act of Tzedakah in their honor.

Donate to Galia, Ocean or Kole fund for this tax deductible gift.


staff Join a Committee

Do It Anyway!

Participating on a committee enriches your life, builds meaningful relationships and strengthens our community.  Call a Committee Chairperson or the office 954-888-1408 



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




Saturday Oneg
     Trudi DeGrazia
     Angela Gershenwald
     Eileen Grove

     Nancy Mendelson

     Marcia Peschitz


Zionism: Our Voice

      Rick Vogel


Ron Gotlin


Choir & Musicians  
     Maria Daszkal
     Bob Heaton
     Rebbetzin Paulina
     Michelle Alva
     Laura Launer

     Esther Levy

     Rick Wolfe 


Administrative Director
     Renee J. Greene

Office Manager
     Dee Sacks


* of Blessed Memory 


        TAO - Temple Adath Or, The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal

10200 W. State Road 84, Suite 218 ~ Davie, FL 33325
       [email protected]  ~  954-888-1408  ~ 954-888-1407 (fax)