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Your weekly update from TAO - May 9, 2013
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5th Annual Spa Day - A Huge Success!

Wow, the Spa Day Committee chaired by Jenae Rubin pulled off another phenomenal transformation of the Zveibil home to become Spa TAO.

As an attendee, I can honestly say my day-to-day world drifted away on a cloud at Sunday's Spa Day. While the picture-perfect weather served as God's contribution, the generosity of the Practitioners who donated their time and hearts to us completed a perfect day:
  • KarmaSeven (facials and massage)
  • Massage and CranioSacral: therapy:
    • Peter Fox
    • Beth Stoller
    • Guillermo Ledesma
    • Laura Hardman
    • Joan Sonnabend (chairs)
  • Reiki Masters: Aimee Davila and Robert Zveibil
  • Gellac Nail Salon: Christine & Quan
  • Intuitives: Cynthia Segal and Hally Elise
  • Foot Detox: Jacquie Thompson
  • AquaYoga: Michelle Alva
  • Zumba: Luz Berazza
  • Ayurveda Lecture: Aimee Davila 
  • Triple Mask & Stress-Melter: Dottie Zveibil
  • Yoga & Meditation, Singing & Chanting: Rabbi Marc  
A gourmet, mostly organic, lunch from Whole Foods Market and a "we-can-do-that" attitude from the Spa Day Dream Team made this day feel like a real vacation. In fact, the only complaint I had was that the day went by so fast (pretty amazing since many of us arrived before 10:00 and left around 6:30!)

This Herculean effort could not be done without a fabulous, committed-to-serve team:


Co-Chairs: Dottie Zveibil, Pam Kelner and Sheryl Reback put their hearts and souls into this event and deserve huge, enormous, over-the-top accolades.

  • Irene Yovu, secured the food from Whole Foods, all the items in the phenomenal goody bags and the Big Raffle, and many items for the auction. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  
  • Kitchen Krew (without whom Attendees  would not have eaten!!) Charles & Rochelle Tischler, Ann Kurtzman, Rose Moussa, Nancy Mendelson, and Harry Levine.
  • Check-In and Check-Out team Karen Rosenfeld, Renee Greene and Sharon Cohan (Renee's cousin)
  • Raffle Tickets: Trudi DiGrazia and Karen Rosenfeld.
  • Parking and Shlepping: Michael Fish and Joe Beres (Sharon's boyfriend)
  • Phone Committee: Kate GeMeiner, Ethelind Wiener, Jules Alpern, Wayne Rogers, and Rochelle Tischler and me (Anne Goldberg)
  • Administration: Dee Sacks, Karen Rosenfeld, Peter Fox, Renee Greene, Jenae, and me. 

Goody Bags (& stuffing them), Silent Auction Donations, Marketing, Set-Up & Clean-up: Nancy Mendelson, Trudi DiGrazia, Peter Fox, Dottie Zveibil, Pam Kelner, Sheryl Reback, Irene Yovu, Meyer Weiss, Charles Tischler, Ann Kurtzman, and Harry Levine (who stayed late helping to put the Zveibil's house back in order.)   


Special thanks to Peter Fox for mini-massage "Spa Day Teasers" at Services. It created quite the buzz!


Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to Meyer Weiss who stayed very late both on Set Up and Break Down days putting up some tents by himself, running errands, shlepping, cutting and delivering coconuts, and so, so, so much more. His constant smile and happy-to-do-attitude epitomized the heart and soul of love and giving this day was about. 


There were so many who donated their time and talents, and if we have missed your name here, know that you are infinitely appreciated. As you see, it takes a village to deliver this event professionally, seamlessly and pleasantly.



To all of you, we love and thank you.

And finally... to Dottie and Robert Zveibil...
You do so much for us, you are so appreciated and so loved. With spectacular generosity of yourselves and your home, words seem an inadequate measure of gratitude. You planned, shopped, set-up, broke-down, turned your home inside out for us and then, to top it off, provided fabulous services. I especially loved the Triple Mask facilitated by Dottie.  (We hope your pool guy got the pool sparkling again without too much trouble!!!) We are a better community for your presence in it. Thank you.

Jenae Rubin...
It is said, "If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know." You brought that to a new level. Your creativity, attention to detail and professionalism bring each Spa Day to a new high. With probably 150 hours invested in this event, your selfless dedication gives this community a gift to all who attend, and Spa Day has consistently been a hugely successful fund-raiser for TAO. The trickles of that financial gift reach every member... every person who comes to Services or other TAO events. The Board and Administration are deeply appreciative of you and your contribution to this community. Thank you.

No expression of thanks would be complete without mentioning everyone who attended. All the work of all these dedicated volunteers would have meant nothing without you participating and enjoying. Each of you who attended Spa Day had a chance to unwind, relax, reflect and laugh with friends and loved ones. Without you, Spa Day would have been Blah Day. Thank you for coming and for supporting this community and for being a part of it.  You are why we are here.


Anne Goldberg
Immediate Past President and Spa Day Attendee

From Chairperson: Jenae Rubin

Explaining Spa Day to someone who has never attended is like trying to explain what TAO is about to someone who has never been. You talk about the amazing way people feel, the things we do, how loving it is, and it sounds fantasy-like, unreal. It's hard to "get" if you've never been. So if you have not attended Spa Day, think about how you try to express your love of TAO and how fabulous TAO is to your friends who haven't been. You know it's amazing, and that's the tip of the iceberg!

As you see from the list of volunteers and tasks above, Spa Day is a monumental undertaking. While, yes, I do spend an enormous number of hours on this event, so do many other people (especially the Zveibils transforming their home), and this event would not, could not, be without all the volunteers and co-chairs. So please personally thank everyone listed above when you see them next; they poured their hearts into making this the amazing event it is so you have an incredible experience.

To my partners, the volunteers, I thank you and love you so much.

Many of the deep friendships I have today are a result of the bonds formed (and continue to form) from the people who assist on this event. It is a lot of work, and it is worth every second as I am richer as a human being today than without the dear friendships I have thanks to the honor of chairing this event.

We had three Raffle Baskets: The BIG Raffle Basket (valued at $256) was won by Esther Levy!  The Birthday Basket was won by ecstatic Jennifer High (niece of Maxine Kamin). And the Early Bird Raffle was won by Barbara O'Brien's sister, Dyanne Krupinsky.

95 people attended Spa Day. We grew 29% this year. With growth comes challenges. To the Attendees, I infinitely thank you for being so gracious when schedules needed to change and hiccups caused us to be off schedule a few times. You were benevolent and accommodating. Thank you for accepting the love every Volunteer intended you to receive this day. The funny part of this paragraph is that some of you will not have a clue what I am talking about, and that is even more perfect!

The calls, emails, texts and comments of gratitude we receive (from you) during and after the event (in addition to the financial support we raise for our Spiritual Source) makes this all worth it. If you would like to add a story or note to our online "Guest Book," please email [email protected].

From the bottom of my heart, I love you for your love, support, grace and connection. We are One.

Peace, love, harmony & joy,

Jenae Rubin
Spa Day Chairperson

Special Thanks to...

Doris Sobel - Dessert Sponsor
Maria Daszkal and Renee Greene - Wine Sponsors
Anonymous Sponsors - You know who you are!

Spa Services, Treatments & Products
Health Services
Dining & Restaurants and Food & Wine
Musical Instruments & Voice Lessons
  • "Girlfriends" - Ceramic plate by Dora Fiser
  • "Music" - Mixed media by Rabbi Shoni Labowitz 
  • Restore an aged photo - John Seberg 
  • Pizza Making Lesson, Kitchen Tour & Dinner @ Pizza Loft (Davie)
  • Glass Painting Party for up to Six
  • Acrylic Painting Party for up to Six
  • Acrylic Painting from Terri Rabinor 
More Great Stuff

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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.

Gilah Fish (daugher of Renee Greene & Michael Fish) 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 [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



Caren Levy Vivado posted on Facebook and we thought we'd share it with all of you:

I would like to say thank you for the scholarship that was offered to me today for Spa Day by an anonymous donor.  I would have loved to stay longer but my voice started going to had to go. I love you all I'm sorry I missed rabbi marks out of yoga and meditation, I was really looking forward to that one. Well thank you again everybody who offered me that ...day ... it was nice to see everyone have so much fun! 

We thank the generous souls that gifted Caren and many others a day of "Ahhh"

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


TAO Classifieds
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 




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?

Please Sponsor the calls for the next 12 months. What a mitzvah it to support this lovely practice.

Please call the office with your donation, 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 provided Facials and Massage Therapy.  
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

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!!
(561) 755-2166

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

Guillermo Ledesmo (LMT) - Customized Clinical Therapeutic Massage

God will guide you, if you need to be under my wings. Balance Your Life.
Guillermo Ledesma, LLC, LMT
(954) 639-1558

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

Joan Sonabend - LMT

Over 26 years, specializing in stress and relaxation. Holistic weaving of body, mind and soul employing a number of modalities. Release the everyday frustrations and transient emotional events that are unresolved and show up in your body. This work also helps those who have experienced traumatic life events and potentially leading to PTSD as well as Panic/Anxiety attacks.
(954) 975-3380
[email protected]

Beth Stoller - LMT - CranioSacral

Specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, LaHo-Chi Energy Healing, and doTERRA Essential Oil Independent Product Consultant.
(813) 601-2384

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.
(305) 733-4759

Dottie Zveibil - CHT, NLPP, RM, CAP

Reduce stress. Reprogram your patterns. Master NLP, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Aromatherapist. Regression.
(305) 586-1745



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, May 17th
7:20pm at Artserve

Shabbos Candles
Be a part of joyous, meaningful, spiritual prayer at ArtServe.

We are planning a special evening as we honor Rabbi Marc's 45th birthday.

The Board and Administration invite you to help celebrate our very special Rabbi by coming to services and maybe bringing your favorite parve or vegetarian dish to our Oneg Shabbat.

If you email your recipes to Anne Goldberg at
[email protected], she will create a "Recipes for Rabbi Marc" book as a unique gift from us to him. (Rabbi does not eat dairy, so non-dairy recipes greatly appreciated!)

The Pufftations
will be performing a song written expressly for Rabbi Marc, and there will be other surprises.  So  join us for a very special Shabbat on the 17th. Cantorial Chants begin at 7:20pm    

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 Saturday, April 27 at ArtServe

Members, please help us welcome guests (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
May 9, 2013 - 29 Iyar 5773
Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20

The families of the sons of Levi are appointed to serve as guardians of each component of the Holy Sanctuary.

Witness how you accept the responsibility for making decisions or give it over to another. When you choose or relinquish responsibility, notice if it, in turn, increases or diminishes you and your unique ability to contribute to a new way of thinking, feeling, or being in this world.
Weekly Inspiration

RM quote 5 9 13
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Coming Up at TAO Calendar 1 
May 11  
Saturday Meditation Retreat - Member Privilege!

May 14

This week it's MEMBERS ONLY* for Wisdom Class in honor of Shavuot at the home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina.
(*a great reason to become a member!)

May 17
Shabbat Services - Celebrating Rabbi Marc's 45th birthday!  Vegetarian/Parve pot luck dishes welcomed!

May 20
Women's Spirituality South                       
Trudi DeGrazia facilitating

May 25 
Saturday Shabbat-10:30am at Artserve

June 2 Sunday at 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the TAO conference room

June 3


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  

Our Condolences

Condolences to Amichai Heppner and his family on the loss of his dear and beloved wife, Shana Heppner. 
Programming Brainstorming Session
June 2 - TAO Conference Room
1:30 to 3:30pm

We are looking for ideas for our major fund-raiser in 2014 and would love your input.  RSVP to Anne Goldberg at [email protected] and help us to create a blockbuster event that will help to support the work of this light-filled community. 

TAO Community Journey
Learning, Living and Loving Israel 
June 12 - 22, 2014**
Are planning to join Rabbi Marc in June 2014 for TAO-style trip to Israel? 
Then you will definitely want
to mark this on your calendar: 6:30 on May 23 at the home of Renee Greene* in Southwest Ranches for an introduction and overview of  this spectacular trip. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to sign up and to leave a deposit for the trip to guarantee your space. (Space is limited so deposit will guarantee your participation.)

* Coffee and dessert will be served
* To RSVP and get address & directions, please call the office at 954-888-1408  
**Optional 4-day Chesed add-on from 6/22 to 6/26. 
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Rabbi Marc reaches out

Rabbi Marc
Personal Appearances
Did you catch our rabbi on the Global Harmony Show on BlogTalkRadio?  If not, you can click here and listen now!

Where to See Rabbi Marc 
& the TAO Orchestra 

Check back soon!
TAO orchestra 
Partner Happenings
Please check back for events sponsored by TAO's partner organizations 

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Wisdom Class
Wed, May 15 with Rabbi Marc 
This week, Members Only, for a special Shavuot class at the home of 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'.   


Non-Members: $10 donation at the door 

Members:         $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, May 20 
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)
Always the 3rd Monday of the month in Plantation 
Monday, June 3 -  
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 - [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 for WSG NORTH  please email or call Susan Kivowitz at [email protected] ~  561-509-9188.     
Men's Spirituality Group photo

Men's Spirituality Group
Next Session May 14

Continuing the discussing of how the biblical story of David and Bathsheba relates to life today.

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.

Once a new eight-week session begins, the group is closed to new members until the next session.

Facilitator: Lowell Gannon
Contact Lowell if you have any questions.
954-240-1944 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, 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. 
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. 

Here are some cool ways to clean and deodorize your home that are safe for you, your kids and your pets!
  • Deodorize dry carpets by sprinkling liberally with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes, then vacuum.
  • To rid your garbage disposal of foul smells, add vinegar to water for ice cubes, then let a few of them get chopped by your disposal.
  • To clean your silver, boil 2-3 inches of water in a shallow pan with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally submerge silver and boil for 2-3 minutes more. Remove silver from the pan and wipe away the tarnish with a clean cotton cloth.
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)