Spa Day Auction
Can't come? No problem.
You can bid and win anyway.
More than 150 Items for Auction
THOUSANDS of dollars in donations
Steal a Deal, and Support Your Spiritual Source
Jenae will bid on your behalf (and no one else will know your maximum)... And you may win the item for less than your maximum. Of course, you may be outbid and not win at all, but if you don't bid, you can't win!
Click here to view auction items
- Spa Services
- Cosmetic Treatments
- Spa Skin & Hair Care Products
- Restaurants, Food, Wine & Dining
- Jewelry (oh, baby!)
- Instruments - Some signed by Rabbi Marc with an inspirational message
- Music & Voice Lessons
- Designer Handbag
- Car Washes & Oil Changes
- Organic Pet Food
- Westin Hotel
- Spiritual Reading by Halley Elise
- And more!
Chose the items you want to bid on. Then click LEFT BID button, fill out and email form to Jenae@SalesPowerhouse.com. She'll take good care of you. After the event, you will receive an email listing your winnings. How much fun!!!
Call Jenae with any questions: (954) 290-9896.
Email LEFT BIDS to Jenae BEFORE Shabbos.
Cash for Gold!
At Spa Day
Walk out with a big, fat check!
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 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, GoldFellow will make a donation to TAO.
Do you want to sell some gold, and you're not attending Spa Day?
Call Jenae now! (954) 290-9896.
Can't Attend Spa Day?
Sponsor someone who wants to
and can't afford it.
Registration Closes at 2:00 Friday, May 3
You can still support your temple, the source of your spiritual growth, and bring joy to another human being. What a mitzvah.
To sponsor someone, you may choose Anonymous or Recognized sponsorship.
You may also choose to select the person to sponsor or ask the temple to select the person.
|Affordable, supportive sponsorships are available at $36, $54, $72 and $86. |
To sponsor one or more people, click here. Then scroll to the middle of the page, and select "Sponsorships."
Registration Closes at 2:00 Friday, May 3
Thank you, and bless you
for blessing another
Spa Day for Only $36
A Huge Win-Win Proposition
Registration Closes at 2:00 Friday, May 3
You win, because - whatever package you choose - your stress will melt away. That's why we call this a Day of Ahhhh. Your muscles relax, your mind quiets, and you slip into a state of serenity and sweetness. With every package, you end your day singing and chanting with Rabbi Marc followed by the release total relaxation brings as you enjoy Wine & Cheese before your departure.
TAO wins, because close to 100% of of your admission, raffle tickets and auction purchases supports the work of Rabbi Marc and TAO. Reserve now.
Spa Day's Greatest Deal
The $36 Double Delight
Due to upgrades, it's really a septuple [7x] delight.
For just $36, you get...
- 1 & 2: Yoga & Meditation
- 3 & 4: Singing & Chanting (led by Rabbi Marc)
- 5 & 6: Wine & Cheese
- 7: Goody Bag (worth the price of admission) filled with full and travel size organic and natural products (with infinite thanks to Irene Yovu)
The Goody Bag is nearly worth the price of Admission!
Admission for $36 Double Delight is 3:00 - 6:30ish pm.
Other affordable, relaxation packages:
$54: Lunch & Lounge (Admission after 10:30. Gourmet Spa Lunch, Wine & Cheese, Singing & Chanting, Goody Bag)
$72: Double Delight PLUS Lunch & Lounge (Admission after 10:30. Gourmet Spa Lunch, Double Delight Yoga & Meditation, Wine & Cheese, Singing & Chanting, Goody Bag)
$86: All Classes, All-Day Admission (Admission after 9:30 includes Gourmet Spa Lunch, Double Delight Yoga & Meditation, Wine & Cheese, Singing & Chanting, Goody Bag PLUS all classes and lecture).
There's a package in everyone's price point.
Treat Yourself. Support Your Rabbi and Temple.
Registration Closes at 2:00 Friday, May 3
Sunday, May 5 (this weekend) is Spa Day
Read What's New This Week!
Many thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Registration Closes, Friday, May 3 at 2pm
Services Still Available...
17 more attendees receive Goody Bag filled with organic, natural and healthy products.
- One Facial
- One Cranio/Sacral
- One Massage
- Two Reiki
- One Ayurveda Consultation
- Spiritual Readings
- Foot Detox
- Two Mani/Pedi's
- Triple Mask (Hair, Face, Body)
Chair massages available all day... $1/minute
10 minutes, $10 - 15 minutes, $15 - 20 minutes, $20
Registration Closes at 2pm on Friday, May 3
Spa Day is almost as luxurious as a 5-star spa. Give this day of pampering to give to someone you love, 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 deserve it
Classes/Lectures (Subject to change)
9:45 - Stress Melter
11:00 - Ayurveda Lecture
3:00 - Zumba
3:30 - AquaYoga
5:00 - Double Delight: Yoga & Meditation w/Rabbi Marc
6:00 - Singing/Chanting w/Rabbi Marc
6:00 - Wine & Cheese
* * * * * * * * * *
Registration is Required!!!
Registration Closes 2pm, Friday, May 3
Questions or Donations
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.
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Help spread the word and work of TAO!
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.
Renee Hock, Diane Zeller, Ron Himelblau (brother of Shirley Shelpman), Alan Lipsky (Brother of Sheryl Lipsky), Diane Zeller, 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, Kamruz Hosein, 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), Marla Silverman, 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.
Do a Mitzvah...
"Professional" Clothing needed...
Jacci King is putting together a "closet" for her adult students that need interview clothing. Please donate your old suits, shirts, ties, handbags, accessories, shoes and help these worthy students to get great jobs. To donate contact Jacci by clicking here.
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 Renee@TAOCenter.net
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
Looking for Work
Wayne for a Day!
Wayne Rogers is available for a variety of services that include:
- Everglades Tours
- Five-Course Thai meal
- Spanish conversation... and more...
Call Wayne at 954-564-5954 or 954-383-7189
and see how he can help you.
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
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
TAO MEMBERS GET 10% OFF INTRODUCTORY PRICES.
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 Admin@TAOcenter.net
Members post job opportunities for FREE! Call the office: 954-888-1408.
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
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
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.
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.
Halley Elise - Empowerment Psychic
Focuses on you, your contentment, your fulfillment in life. The usual applies such as telling you if you will marry or where your career is going. In addition, you get information regarding your future and the power to make right now, along with your future, as good as it can possibly be: Love, Money, Family, Health, ALL of it!!
Peter Fox (LMT) Healing Hands:
Fusion of Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and other energy healing. Deeply relax, remarkably therapeutic.
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
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!
Jacquie Thompson - Uressentials Mobile Services
Unique at-home SPA serice, committed to greatly impacting those living with pain and discomfort with proactive approach to health and wellness that allows you to look and feel great so you can life a healthy, stress-free, worry-free life.
Dottie Zveibil - CHT, NLPP, RM, CAP
Reduce stress. Reprogram your patterns. Master NLP, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Aromatherapist. Regression.
Robert Zveibil - Reiki
Intuitive energy worker, using Reiki as a conduit to reduce stress and align within to your natural state of well-being.
(First and Third Friday of each month)
Next Service: Friday, May 3rd
7:20pm at Artserve
Be a part of joyous, meaningful, spiritual prayer at ArtServe.
Following Service, join us for our Oneg Shabbat and enjoy socializing with our wonderful community.
This is Jewish Renewal.
This is TAO.
Members and non-members are always welcome to our services. Share the joy and connection of our holy, sweet community.
Next Service Saturday, April 27 at Artserve
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.
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd (in the public library)
Enter on 14th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
May 2, 2013 - 22 Iyar 5773
Behar: Leviticus 25:1-26:2
Bechukotai: Leviticus 26:3-27:34
A census is taken of the sons of Levi, and their unique roles are delineated.
Understand the interconnectedness of all parts of yourself, while defining your unique role in the larger theater of humanity.
Coming Up at TAO
Friday night services at Artserve
Spa Day! A Day of Ahhhh!
Women's Spirituality Group North,
Vicki Lichtman facilitating
Welcome to TAO
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.
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
Condolences to Amichai Heppner and his family on the loss of his dear and beloved wife, Shana Heppner.
Condolences to Ellen and Jon Kushner on the loss of Jon's father Dave Kushner. Our prayers go out to Dave's wife Betty and their children Jon, Ellen, Mike, Bill and Rachel, and Grandchildren Hannah, Abby and Sam.
TAO Community Journey
Learning, Living and Loving Israel
Start planning now! Kate GeMeiner is the first to sign up and start her
TAO Israel Savings Plan.
Sign up now so you can be part of this thrilling trip with your TAO community. The itinerary promises a deep and satisfying experience at the extraordinary price of $1250 plus air.
Join us. It won't be the same without YOU. Call the office at 954-888-1408 for details.
* Optional additional 4 days Chesed add-on. Click above for more information
Check back weekly!
Where to See Rabbi Marc
& the TAO Orchestra
Please check back for events sponsored by TAO's partner organizations
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m
Wed, May 8 with Rabbi Marc
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'.
Non-Members: $10 donation at the door
Members: $10 donation appreciated
David Posnack JCC - Pine Island & Stirling Roads in Davie - Main Building, Room #146
Women's Spirituality Group
Monday, May 20
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)
Always the 3rd Monday of the month in Plantation
Monday, May 6 - Trudi DeGrazia, facilitating
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
To be included in the email list for WSG SOUTH, please email Rhonda Hey - Heygraph@bellsouth.net
2013 Dates WSG NORTH
RSVP and/or questions about this group, please contact
To be included in the email list for WSG NORTH please email or call Susan Kivowitz at email@example.com ~ 561-509-9188.
Men's Spirituality Group
Next Session May 7th Continuing the discussing of how the biblical story of David and Bathsheba can relate to modern life.
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
Contact Lowell if you have any questions.
954-240-1944 or Headhunt31@aol.com
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 TAOadmin@TAOcenter.net
Men's Spirituality is a Member Privilege
Non-members may attend once.
Saturday Morning Meditation Retreats
Saturday, May 11
Retreat into a sanctuary of silent inner reflection and sacred presence. Allow the hour to sooth 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 - June 15
Location - At the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina
The Meditation Retreat is a Member Only Privilege
Non-Members by Invitation only
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
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
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
(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.
Use on any non-wood surface.
1/2 cup borax
1 gallon hot water
Mix until borax is dissolved; mop or spray and wipe surfaces.
Floor and Wall Cleaner
Use this on any floor, including wood, and on walls.
1 cup white vinegar
1 gallon hot water
1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup liquid soap (optional)
1 to 2 tablepoons pine or lemon oil (optional)
For extra cleaning power, add liquid soap. Add pine or lemon oil (essential oil of lavender or rosemary are less-intense alternatives) to condition unlaminated wood floors. Mix all ingredients and clean floor or walls with mop or damp rag. Follow with a clean-water mop if you use soap.
Shine on without toxic ammonia-based products.
1/4 cup white vinegar or
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups water
3 to 4 drops liquid soap (optional)
Mix and spray or wipe on; for the best shine, use old newspapers!
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.
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
Dr. Florence Ross*
Immediate Past President
High Holy Days
Men - Lowell Gannon
Women - Myrna Wolf
Zionism: Our Voice
Choir & Musicians
Renee J. Greene
* of Blessed Memory