NEW! We need someone to Chair our Ad Journal for the 5th Annual People of Distinction Feb 9th.This is one of the most important aspects of the event both to celebrate our honorees and to support TAO To volunteer, email Renee at the office
NEW! Work with Rabbi Marc to create a TAO Passover Haggadah.
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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.
Michael Yaschik (Renee Greene's cousin), Paul Avenati (friend of Sheryl Lipsky Reback), Dennis Barry,Gertrude Birchwood (Myrna Wolf's mother-in-law),Neil Blaxberg (Amichai Heppner's son-in-law), Leslie Brinkman, Chava Lila bat Masha Aviva, Yehudah Cantor, Ronna Cole, Brianna Dalnas, Ralph Dozer, Rick English (Carole McConnell's son-in-law), Murray Evans, Rita Feuerman (Rhonda Hey's mother), Brian Fusco, Kara Fusco, 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, Andy Iannaco, Barbara Janis, Esther Jungreis, Jo di Kalick, Enid Kamin (Maxine Kamin's mother), Sharon Kay, Paul Kay, Pamela Klein, Ava Kugelman, Jeremy & Scott, Andy Leeds, Kathy Leonard,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), Robert Perlmutter, Susan Quasha (sister-in-law of Phyllis Tess), Rachel bat Nechama (Rick Vogel's sister), Edith Rogers (Wayne Rogers' mother), David Rosenthal, Joan Rosenwasser, Jean Sokol Rosner, Jake Rutsky, Royce Sagenkahn (Jenae Rubin's friend), Erin Saporta, Marshall Saskin (Marcia Peschitz's brother), Rebecca Schwartz (Rifka Maiden's cousin), Shauel Randell, Simcha ben Sarah-Iris, Israel Silberman (Father of Diana SIlberman), Frayda Sinnreich, Jack Spitzer,Toba Basha bas Chana, Shirley Ullman, Caren Vivado, Shaul ben Ida & Chana Rifka bat Hinda (Hindy Stegman's parents), Marla Wallach, 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.
Rhonda Hey, co-owner of A Sweet Dog Barkery, needs help every Sunday from Oct 13 to the end of June from 9:00am to 3:30pm setting up and taking down a 10'x10' tent and 8' table, banners and helping with setting out of their delectable doggie treats, cakes & cupcakes. This is a paid job. For more information, call Rhonda at 954-205-3441
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]
Members post job opportunities for FREE!
Call the office: 954-888-1408
Do a Mitzvah...
Wayne Rogers has requested that we honor his Mother Edith's 95th birthday with 95 birthday cards for her birthday on November 6th. Let's help make this a memorable birthday for Edith! Please mail Edith's birthday cards to: Wayne Rogers 12 NE 19th Court, A111 Wilton Manors, FL 33305
"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 [email protected]
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.
Safer Household Cleaning
Chlorine and ammonia
are deadly ingredients commonly used in household cleaners, including toilet bowl and oven cleaner. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that chlorine byproducts are 300,000 times more carcinogenic than the chemical pesticide DDT. Instead, use cleaners such as baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and castile soap.
* with thanks to MotherEarthLiving.com
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
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.
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.
REGISTER NOW! Don't Miss out on the best deal in town!
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.
... to Caren Vivado and her family on the passing of her beloved mother, Annette Berger. Our hearts join with yours.
Welcome New Members
Please join us and come home to joyful Judaism.
TAO / JAFCO Chanukah Gift Drive
It's that time of year again. Chanukah and the Gift/Toy Drive for JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) is just around the corner.
This year, Chanukah begins on Wednesday evening, November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. Speaking with JAFCO, it was determined MP3 Player type electronics would be especially nice for many of these young people, so if you would like to contribute to that, give us your donations in any amount, and we will do the shopping. If you prefer buying the gifts yourself, please bring them unwrapped to any services or classes beginning immediately. Thanks for all you do in the community.
Janice Weintraub, Chesed Chair
Nancy Mendelson, Chanukah Drive Chair
Rabbi Marc Personal Appearances
Did you catch our rabbi on the Global Harmony Show on BlogTalkRadio? If not, you can
Guests 18 years & Up: $12 Guests up to 17 years: $ 8
At the Door
Members: $10 Guests 18 years+: $18 Guests through age 17: $12
The Rabbis & Board of Directors want you to know how much we appreciate you and this event is our way of saying thank you , we love and value you.
* Spiritually Uplifting
* Great, Fun Entertainment
* Coffee & Tea Bar
* Snacks, pastries & delicious delicacies
DO YOU SING, DANCE, TELL JOKES / STORIES, JUGGLE or OTHERWISE ENTERTAIN?
Calling All Talented TAO Members to volunteer to entertain our community. Email Bob Heaton and let him know you want to be a part of the fun on November 30th.
Last year more than 125 people had a fabulous time being entertained by the talents of our members. We hope you will join in the fun this year.
Saturday Morning Meditation Retreats
Next Retreat: Sat., November 9 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Location - The home of Rabbi Marc and Paulina*
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.
Upcoming Dates December 14 January 11
* The Meditation Retreat is a Member Only Privilege
Non-Members by Invitation only
Kabbalah Wisdom Class
Led by Rabbi Marc Labowitz Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Next Class: Wednesday, November 6 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Posnack JCC in Davie (corner of Pine Island & Sterling Roads)
Parsha Study - Facilitated by Meyer Weiss, prior to Wisdom Class from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
"The Kabbalah of Conflict Resolution" Join Rabbi Marc and special guest facilitator, Jeffrey Weissman, noted litigation attorney, as they explore the subject of conflict resolution from the lens of Kabbalah. This promises to be a lively and provocative discussion of spirituality Click Here to read more about Jeffrey Weissman
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
2013/2014 Class Schedule
November 13, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30 Check back for updates as to when the last class will be.
Women's Spirituality Group
Monday, November 18
7:00pm Sharp (so come early)
Facilitator: Janice Weintraub
PLEASE NOTE: For November only, WSG will be at the home of Trudi DeGrazia. Please call the office for address/directions. 954-888-1408
Always the 3rd Monday of the month
Women's Spirituality North is on hiatus.
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.
Myrna Wolf's home (Please note: If you need to call Myrna directly, the correct number is: 305-519-8600)
To be included in the email list for WSG SOUTH, please email Rhonda Hey - [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
Tuesday, November 5th
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 [email protected]
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
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