It's that time of year again - Time for members and friends of TAO to join Rabbi Marc in our Annual Week of Chesed from June 9th - June 14th- sharing loving-kindness by performing Mitzvot, reaching out to those who need our help.
This year we are focusing on our local community and we are partnering with
Hands on Broward to offer a variety of opportunities for each of you to become a part of.
Click Here for a complete list of volunteer opportunities (and instructions on how to apply) ranging from teaching adults basic computer skills to working at a food bank to caring for ailing horses and other farm animals. Weekday and weekend opportunities are available.
Community Journey to Israel
TAO's Israel meeting last Thursday was a huge success. Almost 50 people attended and at least 40 are signed up and have given their deposits. We are still accepting a few more registrations and deposits which will go on the wait-list until we are able to confirm with our Director in Israel about our maximum capacity.
Call the office ASAP at 954-888-1408 to get the required registration papers and to leave your deposit. Don't miss out on this first community journey to Israel with Rabbi Marc.
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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.
Geri Hesseltine (Friend of Anne Goldberg), Adam Atkin, 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), Gilah Fish (daugher of Renee Greene & Michael Fish) 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, Richard Grove, Myrna Greissman, Leon Heller, Ron Himelblau (brother of Shirley Shelpman), Renee Hock, Kamruz Hosein,Andy Iannaco, Esther Jungreis, Paul Kay, Phyllis King, Pamela Klein, Ava Kugelman, Andy Leeds, Judy & Louis Levy (Sue Reisman's parents), Alan Lipsky (Brother of Sheryl Lipsky), 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), Diane Zeller.
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.
Heart to Heart
From Amichai Heppner
I would like to thank the many members who sent me such supportive and caring messages after the death of my wife, Shana. These expressions of empathy clearly show how close we are to each other's lives and how the grief of one touches the rest. Shana loved being part of the Chevra and enjoyed the fellowship and good learning that we share. I am happy to be part of such a tight group of friends.
Thanks again for your love and support. Amichai
A Message of Thanks from Rabbi Marc
Sweet friends, as it says in our Talmud,
"Those things given from the heart are received by the heart." Your love is heartfelt. Thanks to all of you for making my 45th birthday celebration service so spiritually fulfilling. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love. Thanks for the leaf, your gifts, donations, our Oneg Shabbat treats and especially your participation in the memorable and palpitating Shabbat evening. I love you all.
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.
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
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.
Looking for Work
Wayne for a Day!
Wayne Rogers is available for a variety of services that include:
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 Facebook for more information or Call Anne at 954-536-8008
TAO MEMBERS GET 10% OFF INTRODUCTORY PRICES.
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 Admin@TAOcenter.net
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 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.
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!!
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.
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.
(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 954-462-8190
June 7, 2013 - 5773
28 Sivan 5773 Shelach: Numbers 13:1-15:1
The Israelites spurn God, are forbidden from entering the Promised Land, and are sent wandering int he wilderness for forty years.
When you are at midlife or at a midpoint, there is always a rite of passage. The ritual happens in the center of your being, as you recognize where you've been and accept where you are. There is no rushing to where you will go next.
Photo Courtesy of Sheryl Reback
We extend our sincere condolences to
Elyn Zerfas & Marti Sinnreich and their families on the loss of Elyn's beloved mother, Mimi Reiter.
Coming Up at TAO
Monday, June 10
Women's Spirituality Group
North; Facilitator - TBA
Tuesday, June 11
Men's Spirituality Group - Member Privilege!
Monday, June 17
Women's Spirituality Group South Facilitator: Sheila Tobier - Member Privilege!
Wednesday, June 19 - 6PM Meaningful Movie Night - the 2nd of 3 special evenings at the home of Rabbi Marc and Rebbizen Paulina. June 19 - Powder
Meaningful Movie Night - the last of 3 special evenings at the home of Rabbi Marc and Rebbitzen Paulina. June 26 - Searching for the Sugar Man
Friday, June 29
Shabbat Services, Artserve, 10:30am
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.
Please check back for events sponsored by TAO's partner organizations
Meaningful Movie Nights
At the home of Rabbi Marc and Rebbitzen Paulina 6:00PM June 19th - Powder
June 26th - Searching for the Sugar Man.
The theme of this year's series is Male Enigmatic Characters. Rabbi Marc would love suggestions for next year of movies with Female Enigmatic Characters.
Times to follow.
Bring a parve or vegetarian brown bag dinner and enjoy the evening's movie and discussion.
This is a TAO Member Only Event!
Women's Spirituality Group
Monday, June 17
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)
Facilitator: Sheila Tobier
Always the 3rd Monday of the month in Plantation
Monday, June 10
7:00pm Sharp (so come early) Facilitator: TBA
Always the 1st Monday of the month in Delray
(except for June!)
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.
RSVP and/or questions about this group, please contact MSweedle@gmail.com
To be included in the email list for WSG NORTH please email or call Susan Kivowitz firstname.lastname@example.org~ 561-509-9188.
Men's Spirituality Group
Next Session June 11 Member Privilege!
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 Headhunt31@aol.com
Location Second Floor Conference Room at Office: 10200 West SR 84, Davie 33324.
Directions 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.
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.
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.)
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.
The many benefits of Coconut Oil - Part 1
Replace butter with coconut oil while baking brownies, cookies, muffins, etc. It also makes a healthy substitute for vegetable oil used for cooking.
Add a little coconut oil (molten) in your smoothies, too.
Coconut oil works as a fabulous eye makeup remover. For this, you just need to dab a little coconut oil on a cotton scab and use it to remove your makeup.
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.