Do you really want to miss out on this trip? We are still accepting a few more registrations and depositswhich 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.
Do you have the time and talent to help us? There are several ways you can help:
Feel free to log on for current TAO news and articles.
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.
Amichai Heppner, Neil Blaxberg (Amichai Heppner's son-in-law), Sarah Bloom (Elaine Bloom's daughter), Jodi Kalick, Enid Kamin (Maxine Kamin's mother) 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, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Murray Evans, Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Kara Fusco,Kate GeMeiner, Gila bat Sora, Eliezer Ben Chava Glaser, Ken Gordon, Belle Gotlin (mother of Ron Gotlin), Barbara Gotsopoulos, Jared Gordon (Jenae Rubin's cousin), George & Sylvia Greene (Renee Greene's parents), Jerry Grove, 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), 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, Joan Rosenwasser, Jean Sokol Rosner, Jake Rutsky, Royce Sagenkahn (Jenae Rubin's friend), Lynn Schlitt, Rebecca Schwartz (Rivka Maiden's cousin), Shauel Randell, Stefanie Sacks, 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.
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.
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.
It's a new school year and 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.
High Holy Day Services
Saturday, Aug 31-9:00 pm
Join with your community for this holy evening of prayer and preparation for Rosh Hashana. Selichot offers the opportunity to begin opening into forgiveness of self and others. Part of our Selichot ritual is a mikvah (weather permitting) so bring a bathing suit and towel. The evening will begin with a pot-luck buffet - please share a vegetarian/parve pot-luck dish!
Location: The home of Rabbi Marc & Paulina
Volunteers are needed for helping to transition the ballroom to our holy sanctuary on Wednesday, Sept 4th at NOON and then again on Friday, Sept 13th at Noon. We also need USHERS for all days. Please call the office to volunteer 954-888-1408
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5th & 6th
Location: Westin Hotel Cypress Creek
Cypress Creek Rd, about 1/2 mile east of I-95
Bring a sweater, as it can get cold
Your name tag is your ticket. Before you enter the sanctuary, please register at the registration desk. For security purposes, please display your name tag upon entry to each service.
Tzedakah and Mitzvot
At this most holy of days and Teshuvah, show your concern for those less fortunate by bringing gently used clothes or canned food to each High Holy Day Service. There will be a drop-off ara near the registration desks. Gold Bless you for helping those less able to help themselves.
A Child Friendly Community
Children are welcome to pray, sing and dance with us. When were sitting, please have children sit with you in a seat, not on the floor or in the aisles due to safety regulations.
Special Hotel Rate for Members
Please contact ms. Carla Cabana at either 954-351-2422 or email her at:
for the special rate. Please don't call central reservations... they don't know about the rate.
August 29, 2013 23 Elul 5773 Nitzavim: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20
Vayeilech: Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30
The Lord tells Moses that after his death, the people will go astray and God's Presence will be hidden.
Sometimes you may get carried away in the light, or even in the shadow, and forget that it is the love of God that is encouraging your physical well-being, emotional growth and spiritual ascendancy. * Parshas reprinted from from Miraculous Living Calendar by Dr. Lisa Sirota-Weiner adapted from Miraculous Living by Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
Coming Up at TAO
Saturday, August 31 at 9 PM Member Privilege! (Bring a bathing suit and a veggie/parve dish to share)
Men's Spirituality Group Resumes Tuesday, September 17th. Non-Members are welcome to come twice!
Women's Spirituality Group South
Monday, Sept 16 Facilitator: TBA
TAO warmly welcomes.
Roxanne & Michael Raphael & sons Dante & Donovan Norma Mayer Linda & Steven Levy Tova Weinstock Zeva Soroker & Claudio Da Silva Judi Garlick Suely Suchodolski Veronika Niyazova Barbara Langer Judith Karasik Terry DeMonaco
... to Beth Stoller on the birth of her new grandson, Maxwell Basil born to her children Lauren and Justin Basil of Tampa.
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
Next 8-week session begins Tuesday, September 17th
Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend two times.
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.
The Real Deal Air Freshener
Many commercial air fresheners contain hormone-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates. The healthiest alternative: fresh air! Open the windows. Place an odor-absorbing dish of baking soda or borax on kitchen and bathroom counters out of reach of children and pets. Make your own potpourri by drying flower petals and herbs; these absorb odors and replace them with their own natural scent.
* with thanks to MotherEarthLiving.com
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 Marc Labowitz Rabbi Phillip Labowitz
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
Dr. Florence Ross*
Pam Kelner Robert Zveibil Sheryl Reback Jon Kushner
Board Members Emeritus
Anne Goldberg Bob Heaton
Immediate Past President
Chessed/Social Action Janice Weintraub
High Holy Days
Special Member Projects
Men - Lowell Gannon
Women - Myrna Wolf, WSG South & Marcia
Sweedler, WSG North
Oneg Shabbat Committee
Nancy Mendelson Eileen Grove Richard Grove Fleur Heaton Marcia Peschitz
Zionism: Our Voice
Choir & Musicians Maria Daszkal Bob Heaton Rebbetzin Paulina Michelle Alva Laura Launer
Staff 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