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Join us! It's time to renew your TAO membership or join as a member for the first time.
The new membership year begins August 1. By renewing now, you are doing Tikkun Olam (repair the world) by being eco-friendly in saving paper and fiscally helpful in saving postage.
Sign up and pay in full for membership today,
or prior to July 31st, to maintain last year's rate - $540 singles, $1020 for families of 2 adults and 2 dependents under age 18. There will be a 10% increase for dues paid after July 31st or paid in credit card or check installments to $594 for singles or $1122 for families.
Please note that single membership includes 1 High Holy Day ticket and family memberships include 2 tickets. At our Annual Town Hall Meeting, members suggested raising our membership dues to meet our budget as there has not been a raise in almost ten years. At the board meeting following, the board decided to keep dues the same this year if paid in full by July 31st, 2013 but to have a 10% increase for dues paid after July 31st or paid in credit card installments.
If you are able to donate at a higher level, please do so to support our scholarship fund.
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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.
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), Brian Fusco, Kate GeMeiner, Gila bat Sora, Eliezer Ben Chava Glaser, Ken Gordon, 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), Shauel Randell, Stefanie Sacks, 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), Janice Weintraub, 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.
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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
Members post job opportunities for FREE!
Call the office: 954-888-1408
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.
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
Do you love the sweet Shabbos reminder calls from Rabbi Marc?
Please Sponsor the calls for the next 12 months. What a mitzvah it is to support this lovely practice.
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!!
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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 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
July 18, 2013 4 Av 5773 Va'etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart; and with all your soul, and with all your might. Take these words to heart..."
When speaking in private or in public, your words are garments for the soul and tender the interchange between thought and action. When you lie down and when you rise up, weld your spirit to God and witness what your mouth speaks.
Photo Courtesy of Anne Goldberg
... to Rena Marvin, Stephanie Marvin and Dalia and Rob Caruso, the entire Marvin & Eckhaus families and to our own TAO family on the loss of their beloved Jacob Marvin.
... to Elyn Zerfas & Marti Sinnreich and their family on the loss of Elyn's father, Saul Reiter.
Coming Up at TAO
Special Summer Series
Three Thursdays in August... Aug 8, 15, 22 Did you know that Judaism provides an on-going opportunity for self-transformation? Did you know that is what the High Holy Days offer us? Join Anne Goldberg for an exploration of the deeper meanings of this holy period that starts with 1 Elul 5773 (sundown - Aug 6, 2013)
Thursday, August 8 - Elul Thursday, August 15 - Selichot & Rosh Hashana Thursday August 22 - Yom Kippur
Women's Spirituality South
Monday, August 19th Facilitator: TBA
Saturday, August 31, 9:00pm A Member Privilege! This is when the transformational promise of High Holy Days begins... join your community at the home of Rabbi Marc & Rebbitzen Paulina.
TAO warmly welcomes Lila & Heather Vaughn & Marvin Schiff.
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
Galia, Ocean and Kole Kerev 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.
WSG NORTH is on hiatus for the summer. Keep checking back here for further updates.
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 email@example.com~ 561-509-9188.
Men's Spirituality Group
MSG is taking a summer break. Watch here for next session!
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.
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.
Natural House Cleaners*
1. Encrusted Gunk Buster Avoid chlorine-based scrubs by making your own scrubbing bubbles with Baking soda, washing soda or salt. Wipe surface with hot water; sprinkle on soda or salt. Let sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a rag, sponge or bruch.
2. Fume-Free Oven Cleaner
Avoid caustic lye-based products and still make your oven sparkle. Use: 1 cup baking soda 1/4 to 1/2 cup washing soda 1 TBL liquid soap Hot water Few drops white vinegar
Make sure the oven is off and totally cool. Wipe off surface soot and any fresh spills. Combine dry ingredients and gradually add hot water until you have a thick but malleable paste. For greasy ovens, add an additional 1/4 cup washing soda. Add vinegar (watch it fizz!). Coat all oven surfaces and leave overnight. Wipe off with warm water.