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JULY/AUGUST 2018

TAMMUZ/AV/ELUL 5778
NUMBER 11

THE BULLETIN WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE


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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
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2018 HIGH HOLIDAY 5779


SERVICE SCHEDULE
AGUDAS ACHIM
ROSH HASHANAH Sunday, September 9
CONGREGATION Mincha/Ma’ariv - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 10
Shacharit - 8:30 a.m.
Tashlich 5:30 p.m.
(meet in Synagogue parking lot)
Mincha/Ma’ariv - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11
Shacharit - 8:30 a.m.
Mincha/Ma’ariv - 7:15 p.m.

MEMORIAL SERVICES Sunday, September 16


King David Cemetery - 11:00 a.m.
Agudas Achim Cemetery - 1:00 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR Tuesday, September 18


Mincha - 6:30 p.m.
Kol Nidre - 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19
Shacharit - 9:00 a.m.
Yizkor - 2:00 p.m.
Mincha/Neilah –5:15 pm
The congregation is invited to break the fast in the lobby
2908 V•alley D•rive following Neilah at approximately 7:50 p.m.
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES RABBI’S
FRIDAY, JULY 27
Candlelighting.......................8:09 p.m.
MESSAGE
Shehecheyanu Service...........6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m.
Mincha.........45 minutes after services THANK YOU ON THEIR BEHALF
Havdalah Time......................9:08 p.m.
Shimon, the son of Rabban Gamliel, said: It is not what one says, but rather
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
Candlelighting.......................7:59 p.m. what one does, that makes all the difference in the world. - Pirkei Avot 1:17
Kabbalat Shabbat...................6:30 p.m. This has been a year of doing and a year of generosity. Over $50,000 was
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 donated to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, demonstrating our caring for each
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m. other, social justice, Israel, and our broader community. We raised nearly $14,000,
Mincha.........45 minutes after services
Havdalah Time......................9:00 p.m. along with much needed necessities, for Puerto Rico following the devastating
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
storm this fall. When our custodian Elmer Reyes lost his beloved son we pulled
Candlelighting.......................7:51 p.m. together and raised $8,000 to ensure that he could provide a proper burial for him.
Kabbalat Shabbat...................6:30 p.m. Each and every year many of our children depend on scholarships for
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 transformative Jewish experiences, from youth group to shabbatons to summer
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m. camp. We disbursed nearly $17,000 in scholarships as an investment in our future.
Mincha.........45 minutes after services Sometimes, no matter how much we prepare, the unexpected happens. Fortunately
Havdalah Time......................8:51 p.m.
we were able to give over $1,500 in assistance to members of the community in
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Candlelighting.......................7:42 p.m.
need. Over $10,000 went to support organizations whose mission aligns with the
Kabbalat Shabbat...................6:30 p.m. mission of this community, including ALIVE, JTS, JCRC, USCJ, AIPAC, JSSA,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Masorti Israel, HIAS, and more. Finally nearly $1,000 went back to Agudas to
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m. support the sacred work we do each and every day.
Mincha.........45 minutes after services
Havdalah Time......................8:41 p.m. As individuals, making a difference in the world is a daunting and difficult
task. But together as a community we have done and will continue to do just that.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Candlelighting.......................7:32 p.m. This is just one example of the many ways in which we put our resources together
Kabbalat Shabbat...................6:30 p.m. - financial, time, and wisdom - to move the needle forward, touching the lives of
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 individuals along the way.
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m. On behalf of those who can’t, I thank each and every one of you!
Mincha.........45 minutes after services
Havdalah Time......................8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
Candlelighting.......................7:22 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat...................6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Shabbat Services....................9:30 a.m.
Mincha.........45 minutes after services
Havdalah Time......................8:19 p.m.
Selichot Study Begins...........9:00 p.m.
Traditional Selichot service to follow.

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Monday through Friday Join us two hours before game time to enjoy free food samples,
Mornings................................7:30 a.m.
family-friendly activities, games, and giveaways.
Sundays and Federal Holiday
Mornings............................... 9:00 a.m. To purchase tickets in Agudas Achim’s block of seats
Sunday through Thursday visit the AAC website.
Evenings................................7:50 p.m.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE LARGE PRINT HIGH HOLIDAY
Kenneth Labowitz PRAYER BOOKS AVAILABLE
This year we have a limited number
I was sitting at Arnold Moore’s funeral in the sanctuary and thinking how of large print High Holiday prayer
appropriate the death rituals are for our Congregation. There was a moving celebra- books available in the sanctuary. If you
tion of Arnold’s life, with eulogies from Joan and other family and friends, and need one this High Holiday season,
remembrances of good times and challenges for Arnold. Rabbi Moline and the please contact Erica Jacobs in the
Hazzan provided prayers and readings that reached each of us with the meaning of office at ejacobs@agudasachim-va.org
Arnold’s life. or at 703-998-6460 by August 15 and
give her your name so we can set one
I am at an age where funerals are a regular part of my life, plus my professional
aside for you. Thank you!
life presents me with opportunities to confront the deaths of individuals for whom
I serve as guardian. I marvel at some services where I have trouble recognizing the
person who is being eulogized and at others where the deceased seems to be entirely RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 5779
absent in among all the religious rituals. 2018-2019
Arnold’s funeral reminded me that there is a simplicity and a community sense Due to the high holiday schedule
out of the Agudas Achim’s approach to the deaths of our own. From the shomrim this fall, religious school will not be
program managed so well by Lynne Sandler, to the quiet professionalism of the able to meet on most Sundays in
staff at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, to the support given to the grieving families and September. Instead we start the school
the abundance of minyan attendees, the Congregation does this in a way we all can year off with four special Shabbat-
appreciate. I know that my family and I benefited from the support and love of the style learning programs on Saturday
Congregation at the deaths of each of my parents, and we are inspired to pay that September 8, 15, 22, and 29.
love and support back. On these Saturdays students in
To make an abrupt shift in tone and content: grades K-6 will pray, learn, and play
beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding
Preparing for the end of our lives is not a pleasant topic but a necessary one. at approximately 12:00 noon when
Again, what I do for a practice is assist those who are unable to care for themselves, Shabbat morning services conclude.
so in effect, everyday I have to consider the ends of other peoples’ lives. I see at Students will be in their grade-level
times the best of our families and medical system, and too often the worst. classes with their religious school
A little free legal advice: think about now what choices you would have made teachers and madrichim (assistants).
for yourself at the end of your life if you were unable to express yourself at the During our first session, Saturday,
critical times. Discuss with your family and your physician now what your wishes September 8, parents are invited to join
are for end-of-life care. Google inova.org and search for “advance medical deci- us in the Flax Family Chapel for a
sions” for access to the free form that is standard everywhere in Virginia (and works special welcome back NOAM service
for other places, too). Check out the options and then sign the form with the from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
witnesses as directed. Give a copy to your doctor, to your family members, and take IMPORTANT DATES
it to whatever hospital is near you and have the form put into your electronic records. (UPDATED)
Better that you should be making the decisions about what you want to have Saturday, 9/8
happen rather than leaving that to others, no matter how caring. Shabbat Style Learning (Gr K- 6)
Saturday, 9/15
MEN’S CLUB MENSCHENINGS Shabbat Style Learning (Gr K-6)
Elliot Parkin, Men’s Club President Saturday, 9/22
About 70 congregants, family, and friends met the press, i.e., Agudas Achim’s Shabbat Style Learning (Gr K-6)
noteworthy journalists Josh Kraushaar and Amir Tibon, at our June 3 brunch. All in Sunday, 9/23
attendance were enlightened on the dynamics of elections in Israel and the United States School Sukkah Pot Luck
and the views of Jews in both countries on the Trump administration. Thank you Josh Saturday, 9/29
and Amir for providing this excellent forum for the discussion of political affairs. Shabbat Style Learning (Gr K-6)
Sunday, 10/7
Three tables of congregants enjoyed the Scotch & Steak dinner on June 14 in the No Religious School/Columbus Day
Founders Gallery. Executive chef Louis Marcus and sous chef Brian Kolstad Wednesday, 10/10
performed admirably in the kitchen. Diners complimented the chefs on the steaks - First Wednesday Religious School
hand-cut Uruguayan ribeye from a local purveyor - and the salmon. (Gr 3-6)
The Men’s Club Israel Pilgrimage Scholarship Program provides scholarships Sunday, 10/14
for Israel experiences for our teens. Emphasis is on trips sponsored by the First Sunday Religious School and
Open House (Gr K-ATID!)
(Continued on page 11.)

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YOUNG FAMILIES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S
Programming and community MESSAGE
focused on families with Barry Nove
children ages 0-5.
ONGOING EVENTS
I hope you are having a good summer. It is hard to believe it has only been a
Gan Shabbat year since I became the congregation’s executive director. In that time there have
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon been many changes, some more visible than not, such as the upgrade of our general
Rooms 1 &2 ledger to Quickbooks Online.
Volunteer led service for kids ages
0-5, accompanied by an adult. Looking The office staff has gone through a number of changes in this time and recently
for volunteers to lead – no experience has again. We have a new receptionist/administrative assistant, Patricia Gondor.
necessary. Patty, as she likes to be called, started a few weeks ago. Patty’s son is a “graduate”
of our Preschool and she is thrilled to be working at Agudas Achim.
Oh Say Shalom Sing-a-Long and
Playgroup One of the other changes is that after eighteen years, we’ve moved to a new
Sunday, August 5 | 11:00 a.m. membership database, which is browser based. Among its features, we will no
Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey leads longer need to use Eventbrite or other third party online systems to register for
songs for the first half hour with free events. You will be able to click on a link on our online calendar, which will also
play after. No Jewish knowledge or be upgraded, and register directly. Any ticket charges will appear directly on
experience necessary. Each child member accounts. As part of instituting the new database, you will see a new look
requires a grownup. to statements and other materials generated through the system.
Shababy Kabbalat Shabbat and The transition to the new system has just been completed after a review of all
Shabbat Dinner our transaction data. We have only brought over two years of financial data, plus
Friday, August 17 | 5:30 p.m. any open balances. In the coming months, we will introduce to members the ability
Friday night service for kids 0-5 to make payments and contributions online. You are still welcome to mail in or
and parents with songs, instruments, drop off checks, but we’re moving into a much more efficient model.
scarves, dancing, parachutes, challah, We ask that you bear with us as we adjust to the new world this system offers.
and juice. Information to sign-up for It will create greater efficiency in the long term, as well as an improved “customer
Shabbat Dinner will be coming in experience.”
future weekly emails and on our
Oh, and lest I forget, during the summer we are gearing up for the High Holy
Facebook page.
Days, so keep an eye out for your High Holy Day packet.
CONNECT WITH YOUNG Thank you.
FAMILIES Barry Nove
  Find  us  on  the  Facebook  ‟Agudas bnove@agudasachim-va.org
Achim Young Families” Group to keep
track of what is going on and receive the
latest updates! For more information or to
get involved contact: UPDATE: DISABILITY AWARENESS AT AGUDAS ACHIM
Hannah Kraushaar
Thanks to the hard work of Diana Weil, Barry Nove, and Disability Inclusion
at hannah.kraushaar@gmail.com
Committee member Diane Perry, we now have labeling of common allergens at
Sarah Leffler
food events at Agudas Achim. Please see the description of our allergy labeling
at lefflersarah@hotmail
practices elsewhere in this bulletin.
Debbie Perry
at debbiekperry@gmail.com Thank you to those of you who have already completed the Disability
Pam Kesner Inclusion Survey on the website. If you have not filled it out, please go to the
at phkesner@hotmail.com. website and fill it out. If you need a paper copy, please call the office and we can
have them mail you one. All responses are kept confidential. Your input is
important. We are already implementing suggestions from congregants that are
making our community more accessible.
Contact Disability Awareness and Inclusion Committee Chair, Barbara Elkin
at inclusion@agudasachim-va.org with questions, concerns, or if you are
interested in joining the committee.

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DEAR HAZZAN techniques for team building through
music and movement. Perhaps our
Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey
next Board Meeting will be a dance
party! (3) Dr. Laura Gold, a Rabbi and
PALMS & PSALMS Psychologist in the New York area,
outlined for us the importance of
Dear Hazzan,
Sexual Boundaries in the workplace.
So, how was the Cantors Assembly Convention?
For clergy, this is especially sensitive,
-Paul M. Beach
and, in light of the #MeToo movement,
Dear Paul, I found this to be a vital session for all
As usual, by the end of this year’s Cantors Assembly Convention, I felt renewed of us. After the plenary session, we
and refreshed, relaxed and re-energized. The convention took place in Palm Beach, divided into two groups – one made up
Florida, although I was inside almost the entire time, so it really could have been of my male colleagues and the other
anywhere. There were so many sessions to attend, music to absorb, and people to the female cantors. We had a safe
meet, there was just no time to do anything else. space to talk about what it means to be
a woman in the field – another
Here is a glimpse into some of the wonderful learning, activities, and music of incredibly important conversation that
the convention: we so rarely have the opportunity to
Learning: (1) Text Study –Rabbi Jack Riemer was our Rabbi-in-Residence discuss as our profession tends to
throughout the convention, teaching about different parts of the liturgy – from the isolate us.
first phrase of the weekday evening service to the first prayer we say when we wake Music: (1) Recitals: Each day, we
up in the morning. His teaching opened our eyes to different interpretations and were treated to a recital given by the
insights to the various texts. (2) Reflections from Parkland – a Rabbi, a Marjory incredibly talented cantors in our midst
Stoneman Douglas High School Parent, and a social worker – all of whom were – Jack and Fredda Mendelson; Shira
affected by the tragic shooting in February – presented their experiences. Rabbi Lissek and Azi Schwartz, and Magda
Marci Bloch walked us through, step by step, each action she took (and didn’t take) Fisman and Rafi Frieder. All I can say
on the day of and the days and months following the incident. The parent from is – Wow! They are amazing. (2)
Parkland, fortunately, did not lose her child to the shooting, but shared her story of Practicum: Since we so rarely get the
searching frantically for her son on the day of, comforting her son when his best opportunity to hear each other daven, it
friend was found to be one of the victims, and coping with her own feelings of was a real treat to listen as three of my
distress and depression. Finally, Dr. Jessica Ruiz, a social worker who was on the colleagues davenned from different
scene, reminded us of the importance of knowing the resources in the area so that services – from Hallel, Passover, and
one can reach out if put in the position of dealing with a traumatic event. Overall, Ne’ilah. (3) Concerts! Every night there
this was not only an incredibly powerful session, but a basic training of how to was a concert exploring various types of
prepare oneself for the worst case scenario. (3) The Rosenbaum Lecture – this was Jewish music. We heard the beautiful
also a powerful session, and one that provided both hope and compassion. We were Bloch’s Sacred Service, an evening
entranced with the story of Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, who shared his struggle devoted to Yiddish song, the
growing up in Germany in the shadow of his father, a highly-decorated WWII tank incredibly talented Klezmer Company
commander and Nazi officer. Not only did he eventually condemn his father’s Jazz Orchestra (think Klezmer meets
actions, he eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel, and served in the Jazz – it was awesome!!!), and finally,
Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer. a concert celebrating Israel at 70.
Activities/Plenary Sessions: (1) All in all, it was an amazing week
One of the great benefits of these of inspiring and spiritual moments.
conventions is that I have the However, my favorite part of the
opportunity to daven with some of convention, as it often is, was being
the best voices (and some of the with my friends and making new ones.
best people!) in the world. In Next year, the Cantors Assembly
addition to hearing some Convention will be in Louisville, KY,
outstanding weekday Mincha and and I am already looking forward to it!
Ma’ariv services, I also attended
the Creative Shaharit services and L’shalom,
learned a tremendous amount about Hazzan Dienstfrey
meditation and other alternative
Hazzan Dienstfrey with Arielle Green and prayer practices. (2) “Creative
Hazzan Matt Austerklein (Klein) at the Thinker and Doer” Silvio Berlfein
Cantors Assembly convention in June. introduced us to innovative

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SISTERHOOD’S SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
JUDAICA SHOP Volunteer. Organize. Advocate.
The Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Don't just sit there! Join the Social Action Committee! Come join us as together
provides you an opportunity to both
we build a better world.
shop for all categories of Judaica and
support your Congregation. The Agudas Achim Social Action Committee organizes social action and com-
munity service activities so members of the Agudas Achim community can feed the
Remember us as you begin to prepare
hungry, help the homeless, support racial justice, and support refugees in partnership
for the High Holidays.
with local Alexandria institutions and national Jewish Organizations. This commit-
APPLE AND HONEY TRAYS tee is a great way to get involved in the synagogue. We welcome new ideas, new
YARTZEIT CANDLES participants, and new leaders! Below is an outline of the exciting and meaningful
KITTEL programming we have coming up in 5779 (2018-2019).
CHILDREN’S BOOKS
MORE! Hachnasat Orchim, “We were strangers in a strange land,” is the theme for
5779. Mark your calendars for two special events:
Summer hours are by appointment.
· Sunday morning, November 4: “Upstander” Workshop by Collective Ac-
Contact Michelle (202-288-9856) or tion for Safe Spaces
Susan (703-489-5068). · Sunday morning, December 9: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom with Agudas
Sisterhood
EIN LANU Z’MAN END OF SUMMER In keeping with the custom of giving tzedakah the Social Action Committee is
KABBALAT SHABBAT CONCERT sponsoring the following event this fall:
Friday, August 31 | 6:00 p.m. Project Isaiah: As is our custom at the High Holy Days, we will be holding
Flax Family Chapel a Food Drive. Pick-up your Food Bank Bag on Rosh Hashanah, fill it, and
Ein Lanu Z’man will prepare us for return it on Yom Kippur. The donated food supports ALIVE. ALIVE
Shabbat with a combination of new welcomes non-perishable canned and boxed goods. To see a list of ALIVE’s
melodies and familiar songs. Everyone most needed items and items that can’t be accepted, visit https://www.alive-
is welcome – admission is free! The inc.org/wishlist.htm.
concert will be immediately followed · Join the Agudas Community on Sunday, October 28, for a fun fall afternoon
by Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv of gleaning apples. Gleaned apples will be donated to local area food pantries.
services. We are very excited to continue our partnership with the Alfred Street Baptist
Church through shared worship and community service, with the following events:
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE · Michael Twitty, African American and Jewish author, culinary historian,
5779 REFLECTIONS BOOKLET Judaic studies teacher, and historical interpreter will be the capstone event
TIKKUN OLAM – DOING MY PART TO for Social Action Shabbat on January 20, 2019. Mr. Twitty won the James
MAKE A DIFFERENCE Beard Foundation’s 2018 Book of the Year award for his book on African
American Southern food, The Cooking Gene.
· Our third annual Community Social Justice Seder will be held on March 31,
2019. This Seder is an opportunity to celebrate a traditional Passover Seder,
focus on contemporary struggles for justice and equality of the present, and
discuss how the Jewish and African-American community can support one
another for a better future.
International Good Deeds Day 2019 will take place
Deadline – August 17 on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Join Israel, the international
We are now accepting submissions community, the DC Jewish community and our
to this year’s Reflections booklet through congregation as we join together for a day of service
August 17. Send your entry as a Word and doing good.
document to
for consideration. One of the central Finally, Social Action Committee meetings take
prayers on Rosh Hashanah and Yom place on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Kippur is the Aleinu prayer. Within the in the Schonberger Library. We welcome you to join
Aleinu we find the line: l’takken olam us!
b’malkhut shadai – partnering with God For more information, please contact Samara
to repair the world. This year’s theme is Weinstein at 703-243-9099 or samarajw@yahoo.com.
Tikkun Olam – Doing my part to make a
Difference.
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BRINGING ISRAEL TO monthly Israeli book and movie clubs. I
AGUDAS: OUR SHLICHA, also feel lucky to have worked with all
age groups in the community - from
MIRI BERNOVSKY young children to "empty nesters."
How do you sum up a year of Shlichot? Everyone has been truly kind, loving
and supportive of my work here.
Last August, I arrived at an unknown destination. A new country, a new city,
a new community. I had visited the U.S. twice before, but never for longer than a I'm very excited that in a few
week. I truly didn't know what to expect. I was optimistic, but couldn't rationally months we'll be going on a community
explain why, except for the fact that when I made a short visit two months earlier, trip to Israel. I mostly look forward to
everyone was nice and warm. introducing my two communities to each
other: the Agudas Achim community, and
A year later, I can say that my early optimism was completely justified. I have the community of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, my
found myself working in a wonderful community, meeting extraordinary people home in Israel, which is on the trip's
from whom I learn on a daily basis, and living in a beautiful city with fascinating itinerary. My friends and neighbors back
history. Most important of all, I feel like my work is valuable, and is truly helping home have been hearing a lot about the
to build new bridges between my two communities: the Israeli national community wonderful way I was received here in
that I belong to, and the local Jewish community here in Alexandria that is Alexandria. Now they will have an
currently hosting me. opportunity to see with their own eyes the
Being the first-ever Shlicha at the Agudas Achim congregation has created love and support for Israel that is an
some challenges. It means that everything I do is new not just for me, but also for integral part of my American community.
many other people in the community. Luckily, the staff at the congregation has been So before we begin the second year
incredibly helpful as I learned on the fly, and their support and guidance has been the of the Shlichut, this is a great
number one factor in making the first year of this Shlichut a successful one. opportunity to send a short message to
There are many things we have done together over the past year that I feel everyone involved in this project. It
proud of - from our community ceremony marking Yom Hazikaron and Yom consists of two words: thank you. Even
Ha'atzmaut this past spring, to our weekly classes on Israeli history and the better - in Hebrew, toda raba.

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IN THE FAMILY
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO: In memory of Judy Bregman
Les Edelman and family June Krevor, Sharon & Lynne
on the death of his brother, Daniel Edelman In memory of Leonard Appel, Sharon Soforenko's father
Robert Citron and family Gwen Stokols
on the death of his wife, Ann Citron In memory of Marcia Dahne, Ellen Levin's mother
Robert Bregman and family Allan and Marcia Lazarus
on the death of his wife, Judith Bregman In memory of Max Sitrin (grandfather)
Joy Wagner and family Elliot and Karen Sitrin
on the death of her father, Arthur Fotios Kalfopulos In memory of brother of Lester Edelman
Joan Hartman Moore and family Joan Isenberg & Family
on the death of her husband, Arnold Moore In memory of loving husband & father Henry H. Krevor on his
Elliot Parkin and family yahrzeit
on the death of his aunt, Betty Graboyes June Krevor & Family
In memory of my loving father, Leon Sherter on his yahrzeit
REFUAH SHLEMAH TO: June Krevor
Chaya Silver ENDOWMENT FUND
MAZEL TOV TO: In memory of Arnold Moore
Sharon and Arnold Rosenblatt Paul and Elizabeth Frommer
on the birth of their granddaughters, In memory of Judy Bregman
Avigayil Nechama and Emunah Bracha Rosenblatt Gloria Canter
Enia Krivine and David Bonck In honor of Mollie Abraham - special birthday
on the birth of their daughter, Dar Hannah Bonck Gloria Canter
Rebecca and Jim Halloran SCHIFF ENDOWMENT FUND
on the birth of their son, Jacob David Halloran In memory of Dianne's grandfather, Hyman Blecher
Ronald and Dianne Spector
In memory of Arnold Moore
YOUTH ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Scott and Felicia Littky
In honor of Mike Scheinberg on being the 2018 Blue Yarmulke
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Haber
Person of the year
Joan Liebman
Patricia Franklin
With thanks for Kyra Schuster leading USY group this year
In honor of Nancy Hailpern for being a terrific tutor
Arden Levy and Anthony Sanchez
Patricia Franklin
SPIRO ADULT EDUCATION FUND
YOUTH GROUP - SHORESH
In honor of Grace Cohen's special birthday
A donation
Lester and Joan Edelman
Jacob Yeston and Sarah Leffler
BUILDING FUND
In honor of Joan and Les Edelman's 60th anniversary
In appreciation of an Aliyah for my 57th Bar Mitzvah anniversary Ellen Weber
Neale and Donna Ainsfield In memory of Arnold Moore
In honor of Marcia Dahne, mother of Ellen Levin Lester and Joan Edelman
Arnold and Sharon Rosenblatt Leib Kaminsky
In honor of your new grandson, Akiva Benjamin Wayne In memory of Daniel Edelman
Arden Levy and Tony Sanchez Janet Barnett
ESFORMES FUND Linda Botuck-Murphy
In honor of Chelsea Kopta's adult Bat Mitzvah Tom Waters and Barbara Fiedler
Philip and Szeina Lurie June Krevor
In honor of Pat Franklin's adult Bat Mitzvah In memory of Daniel Edelman, brother of Lester Edelman given by
Philip and Szeina Lurie Paula & Frank Walter
HENRY H. KREVOR SOCIAL ACTION FUND Frank and Paula Walter
In memory of Daniel Edelman In memory of Judy Bregman
Samuel and Carol Backman Lester and Joan Edelman
In honor of Akiva Benjamin Wayne, Ellen & Charley Wayne's In honor of our good friends, Joan & Les Edelman
grandson Donald and Lynne Sandler
Gwen Stokols In memory of Daniel Edelman
In honor of Nancy Siegal's milestone birthday. Given with love and Sally M. Glickman
gratitude, the Fagen-Smith Family Rafael and Mirza Lopez
Douglas Fagen and Suzanne Smith Susan & Larry Schor
In memory of Arnold Moore Charney and Marjorie Weber
Samuel and Carol Backman Norman Wigutow
June Krevor In memory of Daniel Edelman (brother of Les Edelman)
In memory of Daniel Edelman, Lester Edelman's brother Jerome and Bunny Chapman
Gwen Stokols
(Continued on page 9.)

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SPIRO ADULT EDUCATION FUND PRAYERBOOK FUND
In memory of Danny Edelman, Lester Edelman's brother In honor of Judy and Bob Bregman with Love by Juli Cooper
Allan and Marcia Lazarus Juli Cooper
In memory of Les Edelman's brother In honor of the birth of our granddaughter, Leah Rose Sulak,
Anita Turk daughter of Sherry & Aaron Sulak
In memory of Lester Edelman's brother Stanley and Rhoda Sulak
Gloria Canter In memory of Betty and Allan Kamerow with love by Juli Cooper
Mazel tov to Joan & Les Edelman 60th Wedding anniversary Juli Cooper
Jerome and Bunny Chapman In memory of Henry Goldberg, father of Anne Goldberg Lipnick
SAM & ANITA TURK FUND Robert Lipnick and Sophie Krasik
A donation Happy Mother's Day, from Michael & Debbie Turk In memory of beloved grandmother Jennie Kwaselow
Michael and Deborah Turk Barry Landau
In honor of the Adult B'nai Mitzvah class In memory of Arnold Moore
Anita Turk Barry Landau
In memory of Nathan L. Silberberg Remembering our good friend Arnold Moore z”l
Howard and Lois Silberberg Howard and Alice Fierstein
A donation CAMP RAMAH FUND
Anita Turk In honor of Nancy Siegal's special birthday
Appreciation for Shavuot service aliyah Anita Turk
Neale and Donna Ainsfield Mazel tov to Bunny & Jerome Chapman & family on their
In memory of Judy Bregman grandson, Jared's Bar Mitzvah
Robert Bregman Allan and Marcia Lazarus
CEMETERY FUND With thanks to Chaya Silver for another fantastic year of
In loving memory of Samuel Turk, Rose Shapiro & Harriett Religious School and Youth programming
Bondareff Arden Levy and Anthony Sanchez
Michael and Deborah Turk RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
In memory of Fred Buns A donation
Leonard Lehman Hanna Hunt
COMMUNITY CARING FUND Joshua and Jennifer Romanow
In fond memory of Arnold "Mo" Moore and with love to Joan from Tracy and Sharon Soforenko
Andrea & Alan Pendleton In appreciation of an Aliyah
Andrea & Alan Pendleton Jonathan Kraushaar
In honor of Jared Cohen earning the rank of Eagle Scout In honor of Ava Shapiro
Beth Oberlander Nathan and Megan Shapiro
In honor of Josh Hirschorn's 40th birthday In honor of Marion's reading
Joshua and Allison Hirschorn Allen Forman and Marion Wachtel
HAZZAN'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
In honor of Sam Backman and his drivers for a big mitzvah
In gratitude for all Elisheva Dienstfrey continues to do to enhance
Charney and Marjorie Weber
our shul experience, teach and coach at all levels and bring us superb
In honor of our grandson, Ari Pearlstein, chanting the Haftorah
musical programs
on Shabbat 29 Nissan. With thanks to Rabbi Rein for his devoted
Kenneth and Teresa Matzkin
work on behalf of the congregation
In honor of Dienstfrey family's warm hospitality
David and Nancy Bayer
Victor and Judith Tynes
In memory of Arnold Moore
In memory of Arnold Moore
Gerald & Dolores Helman
Marty and Norman Hallowell
Shulamith Shafer
In memory of Joseph Ruskin
In memory of Beloved sister, Eva Rogers of Norma Safren
Jonathan and Ruth Ruskin
Renee Roberts & Marla Popkin
A donation
In memory of Dolly Helman
Benjamin Kasoff
Gerald Helman
In memory of Arnold Moore
In memory of Edith A Krochak
Lawrence and Edith Gollomp
SCHONBERGER LIBRARY FUND
Donna Krochak
In honor of Joan & Lester Edelman's 60th anniversary In memory of Elmer Reyes, Jr
Lawrence and Edith Gollomp Harold and Caryl Salters
In memory of Daniel Edelman In memory of Joseph Ruskin
Lawrence and Edith Gollomp Jonathan and Ruth Ruskin
In memory of beloved father, Joseph Schonberger In memory of Judith Salzberg
Phillip and Farideh Schonberger Jonathan Kraushaar
In memory of beloved uncle, Alvin Schonberger Welcome Akiva Benjamin Wayne
Phillip and Farideh Schonberger Howard and Sherri Kohr
In memory of beloved uncle, Eugene Schonberger A donation for Yizkor Services
Phillip and Farideh Schonberger Anita Turk
(Continued on page 10.)

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RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND In memory of Albert P. Levy
In honor of Rabbi Rein opening prayer at House of Reps Rosalyn Jonas
Patricia Franklin In memory of Arnold Moore
In honor of the birth of their granddaughters Avigayil Nechama and Arnold and Susan Auerhan
Emunah Bracha Gloria Canter
Howard and Sherri Kohr Lorraine M. Fishback
In memory of Marcia Dahne - mother of Ellen Levin given by Paula Don & Sheila Goldstein
& Frank Walter Howard and Sherri Kohr
Frank and Paula Walter Sonya Singer Livingston
In memory of Martin Seligman Karen Lubieniecki & Kenneth Skriveseth
Jack and Elinor Abraham Nancy Siegal
In memory of Morris A. Baker given by Paula & Frank Walter In memory of Daniel Edelman
Frank and Paula Walter Michael and Marcia Lawson
SYNAGOGUE FUND Sonya Singer Livingston
A donation In memory of Daniel Edelman, brother of Lester Edelman
Katz Trust Elliot and Karen Parkin
David and Sigal Bernstein In memory of David Schrott
Hanna Gutterman Helene Schrott
Stephen Kahn In memory of Elias Weinstein
Sidney Koslow Helene Schrott
Zuzana Kovarikova In memory of Judy Bregman
Sonya Singer Livingston Lillian & Max Fallek family
Marla Popkin Nancy Siegal
Bernard and Arlene Schuchner Norman Wigutow
Michael and MacKenzie Silverman In memory of Kurt Kohr
A donation for roof Howard and Sherri Kohr
Andrew and Barbara Effron In memory of Les' brother Daniel
Jonathan Kraushaar Michelle Shwimer
Get well wishes to Allan Lazarus In memory of Michael Poliner's father
Amy Levin Howard and Sherri Kohr
Get well wishes to Judith Bregman In memory of Mo
Amy Levin Dalia Naamani-Goldman & Andrew DuKatz
Get well wishes to Marilyn Davis In memory of Nate Landman
Amy Levin Bruce and Cheryl Goldhirsch
Get well wishes to Robert & Ann Citron In memory of Sophia Dahl yahrzeit
Amy Levin Amy Godin
Get well wishes to Shelli Dinerstein In memory of my mother, Anne R. Siegal
Amy Levin Nancy Siegal
Get well wishes to Sonia Selmonosky In remembrance of Arnold Moore, a memorial gift has been made
Amy Levin by Heritage Wealth Advisors
In honor of Elisheva's 18th year Heritage Wealth Advisors
Howard and Sherri Kohr A donation for the special appeal
In honor of Mike Scheinberg Melvin and Elaine Stokols
Agudas Achim Sisterhood In honor of Caryl Salters' special birthday
In honor of Nancy Siegal's birthday Nancy Siegal
Irma & Mindy Menschell In memory of Arnold B. Moore
In honor of my cousin, Nancy Siegal's 70th birthday celebration Abby W. Moore
Phyllis S. Hare In memory of Beloved daughter Ilene S. Carson
In honor of the 70th birthday of my friend Nancy Siegal Helene Schrott
Sheryl Lewis In memory of Miriam Bass
In honor of the birth of Akiva Benjamin Wayne, grandson of Charles Mollie Abraham
& Ellen Wayne In memory of Morris Greifer Yahrzeit
Elliot and Karen Parkin Amy Godin
In honor of the birth of Leah Rose Sulak, granddaughter of Stan & In memory of Philip Bass
Rhoda Sulak Mollie Abraham
Elliot and Karen Parkin In memory of Rae & Morris Frank
In honor of the special birthday of Nancy Siegal Stanley and Rhoda Sulak
Marilyn S. Steinmetz In memory of Selma Spatz yahrzeit
In memory of "Mo" and in support of Joan, to the organization that Michael Spatz & Doris Parker
has played such an important, positive role in their lives
Linda Lascola & Art Siebens (Continued on page 11.)

AGUDAS ACHIM CONGREGATION PAGE 10


SEFER TORAH FUND In honor of Ellen & Charley Wayne new grandson
In fond memory of Arnold Moore Edward and Rhonda Friedler
Kenneth and Teresa Matzkin In honor of the birth of Akiva Wayne - grandchild of Ellen &
In honor of Chelsea Kopta's B'nai Mitzvah, together with Pat Charley Wayne
Franklkin, Fernando Montanez & Samantha Seigman Victor and Judith Tynes
Kenneth and Teresa Matzkin RELIGIOUS SCHOOL DONATIONS
In memory of Arnold Moore A donation
Victor and Judith Tynes Adam Benson and Gabriella Pessah
JACK MOLINE LECTURE SERIES Anita Turk
In appreciation of Andrea Goldfarb for helping with Shiva for Aunt A donation for Teacher Appreciation
Rita Donald and Marilee Perkal
Janet Barnett In honor of Barbara Kaiserman's retirement as a teacher at Beth
In appreciation of Ann Moline for helping with Shiva for Aunt Rita Shalom in Pittsburgh
Janet Barnett Stephen Kahn
In appreciation of Ellen Wayne for helping with Shiva for Aunt Rita In honor of Mike Scheinberg receiving the Blue Yarmulke Award
Janet Barnett Arden Levy and Tony Sanchez
In appreciation of Lynne Sandler for helping with Shiva for Aunt Rita In memory of Herbert Frommer, Paul Frommer's brother
Janet Barnett Allan and Marcia Lazarus
In honor of the birth of Ellen & Charlie Wayne's grandson in Israel In memory of Lea E. Davidson
Janet Barnett Stephen Kahn
In memory of Eva (Rita) Rogers With thanks to Marya Runkle for her dedication to the Religious
Alan Young and Sharon Bob Young School and Youth programming this year
KIDDUSH DONATION Arden Levy and Anthony Sanchez
In honor of Saturday Education Kiddush In appreciation of Chaya Silver for her support of my candidacy
Peter and Samantha Seigman for the Eagle Scout Award
In memory of Arnold Moore Andrew and Sandra Cohen
Stephen Kahn In appreciation of Hazzan Dienstfrey for her support of my
Harvey Stoler candidacy for the Eagle Scout Award
In memory of Betty Graboyes Andrew and Sandra Cohen
Harvey Stoler SIMCHA SHABBAT/MISC. KITCHEN
KITCHEN FUND In honor of Linda's Birthday
In memory of Arnold Moore Kenneth and Linda Lichtman
Rafael and Mirza Lopez CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
MUSIC FUND In honor of Miriam Perlberg for reading Torah
A donation Patricia Franklin
Tracy and Sharon Soforenko In honor of Miriam Perlberg for reading Torah & chanting
In honor of Nancy Siegal's birthday haftarah
Steve Sternberg and Claudia Kalb Patricia Franklin
In honor of our grandson, Ari Pearlstein, chanting the Haftorah on In memory of Arnold Moore
29 Nisan. Thank you to Hazzan Dienstfrey for her guidance and Elliot and Karen Parkin
encouragement In memory of Daniel Edelman, brother of Les Edelman
David and Nancy Bayer Robert Levine and Robin Miller
In memory of Arnold Moore In memory of Marcia Dahne, mother of Ellen Levin
Edward and Rhonda Friedler Robert Levine and Robin Miller
Robert Scher and Ellen Katzer & Family In memory of Arnold Moore
In memory of Daniel Edelman, brother of Lester Edelman Patricia Franklin
Victor and Judith Tynes
In memory of Lester Edelman's brother
MEN’S CLUB MENSCHENINGS
Robert Scher and Ellen Katzer & Family (Con’t from page 3. )
In memory of Marcia Dahne, mother of Ellen Levin Conservative Movement and Jewish day schools. If you
Victor and Judith Tynes
have a teen who is interested in a peer trip to Israel, please
In memory of Milton & Roslyn Fingerman
Ellen Fingerman and Laura Peebles contact Mike Scheinberg at mike@schuschein.com for
In honor of Joan & Les Edelman 60th Anniversary scholarship details.
Robert and Maureen Shapiro We greatly appreciate your support for Men’s Club
In memory of Daniel Edelman - brother of Les through your paid memberships or donations. Please
Robert and Maureen Shapiro renew your membership or join for the first time when
PRESCHOOL DONATIONS
A donation you receive the High Holidays packet over the summer.
Jennifer Bellandi If you have any suggestions for events or would like to
In honor of Ava June Munz help with any of our activities, please contact me at
Susan & Theodore Munz elliot.parkin@gmail.com.

JULY/AUGUST 2018 PAGE 11


STANDARD FOOD ALLERGY PRACTICE AT AGUDAS ACHIM CONGREGATION Please note that if, in order to
In recently years, food allergies have become more prevalent. In an effort to accommodate the food allergies of you or
keep our members safe and healthy, Agudas Achim Congregation is now using the a member of your family, you may bring
following practices to notify our congregants with respect to the presence of in a small amount of approved Kosher
potential food allergens. Please note that although our kitchen staff make every food to be kept in the kitchen for your use
effort, our kitchen cannot guarantee against cross-contamination. only during synagogue-wide events.
Please contact Diana Weil to coordinate
All foods served at events at AAC (including Kiddish, Oneg, etc) will be this: dweil@agudasachim-va.org.
labeled if they contain one of the following allergens where it is not clearly
obvious. (i.e., casseroles, dips, cookies, cakes, etc). These allergens are dairy, Judaism teaches us that the most
egg, peanut, tree nut, gluten, wheat, soy, fish, and sesame. Labels will be placed important obligation (“mitzvah”) is to
on the table next to the food. protect every life, and perform whatever
actions are necessary to avoid any
If a food is made from a mix or is prepackaged, the ingredient list and potential harm to an individual (“pikuach
warnings (i.e. “processed in the same facility as…” or “processed on the same nefesh”). We adhere to this standard of
equipment as) will be available on the table next to the food. practice as we model the value of being
The following are things to be aware of regarding food prepared in the kitchen at AAC: sensitive to the needs of others.
● Salad dressings are made in house and are oil and vinegar based. If a different
AAC ACTIVE SENIORS LUNCH AND LEARN
salad dressing is served it will be labeled as explained above.
● Peanuts are rarely served at AAC events, with the exception of explicit requests. Tuesday, October 9 | Noon - 2:00 p.m.
● Dairy alternative creamer for coffee and tea is soy milk. Nut milks are not used. Lainof Auditorium
● All kugels contain eggs. Former Congressman Martin Frost
● All hummus contains sesame.
● Soups do not contain gluten thickeners RSVP by September 21 to Jane Bergen
(janebergen@verizon.net/703-861-6419) or
*If a change is made to any of this (i.e. a special request is made for a b’nai Nancy Siegal (nsiegal@comcast.net/703-
mitzvah to have peanut butter cookies) a bright, yellow sign stating the allergen 671-0957).
that is present in the food will be hung outside of the kitchen, in addition to placing
a label next to the food containing it. This event is free and fully funded by
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IN MEMORIAM
JULY 1, 2018 TAMUZ 18, 5778 JULY 13, 2018 AV 1, 5778 JULY 25, 2018 AV 13, 5778
* Maite Draize Mendelson Milton Leekoff * Abraham Buns
Ofelia Rubin * Reuben Newberger * William M Greene
JULY 2, 2018 TAMUZ 19, 5778 * Eva Turk Sam Kesner
Marshall Effron Sam Wolf JULY 26, 2018 AV 14, 5778
Leiah Fogel JULY 14, 2018 AV 2, 5778 Samuel Becker
* Marvin Gordon Sarah Goldberg Max Meritz
Morris Greifer Natalie Labowitz Etan Savir
* Rose Greber Kirschbaum JULY 15, 2018 AV 3, 5778 * Erwin (Ed) Schiff
* Mary Mogel Bobbye Goldstein Sophie Zwirn
* Philip Daniel Shalloway Ozzie Aaron Issner JULY 27, 2018 AV 15, 5778
Leon Siegelbaum Bessie Siegel * Louis Chester
JULY 3, 2018 TAMUZ 20, 5778 * Charles Sklarewitz Bernard Rotklein
* Geri Feinstein JULY 16, 2018 AV 4, 5778 JULY 28, 2018 AV 16, 5778
Harry Gasson Bobbie Fliflet * Harold Bernanke
* Sam Goodfarb Herbert Garon * Zelda Cohen
Rose Isaacs * Hiram Levin Jacob Finkelstein
Max Mankofsky Isadore Lieberman * Hyman F. Glass
Margaret Marcus Marc Loble * Nancy Eileen Kamerow
Janice Spiro Naum Neishtadt * Morris Loeb
JULY 5, 2018 TAMUZ 22, 5778 Solomon N. Udeleff Joan Millen
*Hene Apple JULY 17, 2018 AV 5, 5778 Rhoda Shralow
Shirley Frances Flax Roswell . Franklin JULY 29, 2018 AV 17, 5778
Samuel Gordon * Isidore Mintz Harry Gilman
Sheldon Gross Jacob Moore Milton Kodish
Bruce Zuckerman Usher Wengrovitz Frieda Lukaczar
JULY 6, 2018 TAMUZ 23, 5778 JULY 18, 2018 AV 6, 5778 Maher Passamaneck
Ruth L. Brown * Sarah Chosch * Bessie Rapoport
Herold Hofheimer * Fannie Cohen Morris Robin
* Paul Kafka JULY 19, 2018 AV 7, 5778 Jean Ruben
Anne Weinstein Kesner Tim Devine * Richel Serody
JULY 7, 2018 TAMUZ 24, 5778 * Joni Alicia Finegold JULY 30, 2018 AV 18, 5778
* Regina G. Fagelson Etta Mae Garon * Philip Bernanke
* Harvey M. Kroudvird Ralph Herman Norma Roth
* Brache Lieberman Pauline Lewis Ann Blank Young
* Samuel Sheinoff Sarah Page JULY 31, 2018 AV 19, 5778
* Iris Zirinsky * Rebecca Rosen Bernard Chapnick
JULY 8, 2018 TAMUZ 25, 5778 Ray Etta Rosenbloom Dr. Robert Evans
* Elek Edelman Elissa Scheinberg * Bea Goldhirsch
Henry Lazarus Kanarick JULY 20, 2018 AV 8, 5778 Emily Hersson
Dorothy Kappel Gabriel Goldstein * Bernard Korach
Vera Lubotsky Eugene Perry Leon Rosenberg
Elsie Vavithes * Shirley Pollock AUGUST 1, 2018 AV 20, 5778
JULY 9, 2018 TAMUZ 26, 5778 * Tzipe Shapiro * Ethel Berg
Adele Salad * Bonnie Sidransky Eve Hartman
* Sylvia G. Solotar * Edward Woolf Berta Reif Kranz
JULY 10, 2018 TAMUZ 27, 5778 JULY 21, 2018 AV 9, 5778 * Harry Schonberger
Nancy Appel Herbert Elkin AUGUST 2, 2018 AV 21, 5778
* Sonia Asnes * Milton Siegel Al Brin
* Celia Elovitz Bernard Stier (Steer) Charles Gross
JULY 11, 2018 TAMUZ 28, 5778 JULY 22, 2018 AV 10, 5778 Judy Hailpern
Dudley Cooper Stanley Kamerow * Nathan Pitkin
Meyer Dwass Hilda Kanarick * Ron Pitkin
* Rose Kasenetz JULY 23, 2018 AV 11, 5778 * Bernard Sinberg
Karl Margosches * Samuel Berg * Jess Wayne
* Jacob Siegel Bernice Friedler Joseph Zimmerman
* Regina Swartz * Isadore Roskin AUGUST 3, 2018 AV 22, 5778
JULY 12, 2018 TAMUZ 29, 5778 JULY 24, 2018 AV 12, 5778 * Bores Asnes
Charles Levitin Else Adler * Albert Edelstein
* Morton Ruben Mildred Schuman Elmer * Susan Goldhammer
* Joseph Swartz Celia Green * Minerva Homes
Joseph M. Tolces Nancy Herman Planchard * Sol Pollock

* A memorial light will be lit in the synagogue for those names marked with an asterisk.

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IN MEMORIAM
AUGUST 3, 2018 AV 22, 5778 David Vitrogen * Milton Fagelson
* Raymond Stokols Janet Zimmerman * Charles Friedman
* Morris Wolf * Moe Philip Katz
AUGUST 15, 2018 ELUL 4, 5778
AUGUST 4, 2018 AV 23, 5778 Beatrice Allen Herman Perlman
* Helene Goodfarb Hyman Kugelman Jacques Rosenbaum
Bernard Graboyes Barnett Labowitz Albert Roth
Adam Kreiger * Louis Meyer * Tillie Salkin
Carl LeVine Lillian Pollak Aaron Walden
Mary Rothberg AUGUST 26, 2018 ELUL 15, 5778
AUGUST 16, 2018 ELUL 5, 5778
Zelda Scherb * Richard Arnold Foer
* Vera Acs
Ronald L. Sher * Gerson Serody
* Mollie Mae Cohen
* Robert Shotts * David Yellin
* Scott Bennett Nelson
AUGUST 5, 2018 AV 24, 5778 Simon Switzer AUGUST 27, 2018 ELUL 16, 5778
Susan Goldberg David Forman
AUGUST 17, 2018 ELUL 6, 5778
Hermine Markovitz Ellen Friedler
Jonathan Bliss
AUGUST 6, 2018 AV 25, 5778 * Solomon Rabinowitz * Morris Liebman
Sidney Gaffen * Jeffrey Marvin Schiller David Marcus
Irvin Shapiro * Samuel Turk * Stanley Margolies
AUGUST 7, 2018 AV 26, 5778 Marian Aranoff Miller
AUGUST 18, 2018 ELUL 7, 5778 * Harry Pinson
* Michael Amorky
Maurice Frank Morris Turk
* Anna Fagelson
* Sylvia Jonas
* Yehuda Shmull Stein AUGUST 28, 2018 ELUL 17, 5778
* Fruma Perlmutter
AUGUST 8, 2018 AV 27, 5778 Bernice Levy Kelly
* Tchia Perlmutter
Milton Finegold * Sarah Waldman
* Bessie Raskin
Julian Lazrus AUGUST 29, 2018 ELUL 18, 5778
AUGUST 19, 2018 ELUL 8, 5778
Louis Singer * Leah bas Aharon
Jason Bodzin
AUGUST 9, 2018 AV 28, 5778 * Tillie Bonnett
Bertha Cohen
* Rebecca Glass Paul Gaidelman
Carolyn D'Aprix Franklin
Alene Groll Herbert Charles Goldstein
Isadore Froiman
Esther Gumnit * Sarah Herman
Shirley Howard
Bettie Switzer Morris Katz
* David Kramer
* Herbert Wolff * Robin H. Mendelson
* Gertrude Meyerson
Sol Newman
AUGUST 10, 2018 AV 29, 5778 Maxine Siegelbaum
* Elizabeth Boske (Bush-ka) Ceisler Nettie Perlman
William Soforenko
James Eicher Ralph Rosenblum
AUGUST 20, 2018 ELUL 9, 5778 Martha Roth
Max Kwaselow * Mordechai Berman
Anna Miriam Levitan Gertrude Solomon
Jacob Heitin Eric David Spatz
* Frida Schiff Bert Saperstone Pearl Weber
AUGUST 11, 2018 AV 30, 5778 AUGUST 21, 2018 ELUL 10, 5778 * Rose A. Weinstein
Roselin Brindell * Irwin Jerome Ainsfield AUGUST 30, 2018 ELUL 19, 5778
* Bessie Friedman Isidor Dahl
Libbie Garbow Tanhen Cooper
* Lena Finn Leo Halpern
Rose Z. Herskovitz Harry Green
Mildred Joseph David Benjamin Kushnir
Amy M Levitin
* George Kaslow AUGUST 31, 2018 ELUL 20, 5778
AUGUST 22, 2018 ELUL 11, 5778 Morris Pritzker
June Berger Levine
David Bicoff Anna Yutz
Donald Miller
Robert Blumberg
Saul Rosoff
* Samuel M. Clayman GRATITUDE
AUGUST 12, 2018 ELUL 1, 5778 Henry L. Hartman
* Dr. Richard P. Immerman THE FAMILY OF ARNOLD MOORE, Z”L,
* Sidney Schuchner
* Lenard Kushner * Judith Stein
EXPRESSES OUR GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION
* Nathan Levine TO THE MEMBERS OF AGUDAS ACHIM
AUGUST 23, 2018 ELUL 12, 5778 CONGREGATION FOR THE OUTPOURING OF
* Harry Waldman
* Ida Chitlik LOVE AND SUPPORT SHOWERED UPON US
AUGUST 13, 2018 ELUL 2, 5778 Frances Gottleib DURING HIS FINAL ILLNESS AND FOLLOWING
Florence Edelheit * Sarah Haber HIS DEATH. WE HAVE BEEN BOLSTERED AND
Jean Glasshofer * Sydelle Katzer COMFORTED BY KNOWING THE ESTEEM AND
* David Aaron Lipnick Sylvia Konheim AFFECTION FOR HIM IN SO MANY OF YOUR
Milton Malyn Edith Rose HEARTS. OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO CHERYL
* Albert Woolf NELSON FOR HER EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT
AUGUST 24, 2018 ELUL 13, 5778
AUGUST 14, 2018 ELUL 3, 5778 * Sylvia Donner ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND TO LYNNE
* Dorothy Naphtali SANDLER WHO HAS BEEN OUR GUARDIAN
AUGUST 25, 2018 ELUL 14, 5778
Louis Pollner ANGEL THROUGHOUT.
AUGUST 14, 2018 ELUL 3, 5778 * Ethel Abramson
* Melvin Scher Jacob Cohen
* A memorial light will be lit in the synagogue for those names marked with an asterisk.

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WHAT’S INSIDE . . .
Agudas Achim Congregation HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE................page 1
2908 Valley Drive RABBI’S MESSAGE...........................page 2
Alexandria, VA 22302 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES..................page 2
Phone: 703-998-6460 Fax: 703-998-5843 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE...................page 3
MEN’S CLUB MENSCHENINGS...........page 3
The Bulletin is published monthly - ISSN1084-9858 RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CALENDAR.......page 3
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE...page 4
Rabbi .....................................................................….…………Steven I. Rein YOUNG FAMILIES.............................page 4
Hazzan..........................................................................Elisheva R. Dienstfrey DISABILITY AWARENESS AT AAC.....page 4
Rabbi Emeritus...............................................................................Jack Moline DEAR HAZZAN.................................page 5
Executive Director.....................................................................….Barry Nove SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE............page 6
Youth/Education Director...........….……….................................Chaya Silver JUDAICA SHOP................................page 6
Preschool Director……............................................................….Jen Halpern BRINGING ISRAEL TO AGUDAS.........page 7
Shlicha.………………………………………………………Miri Bernovsky IN THE FAMILY.................................page 8
President……..……………………………………………Kenneth Labowitz FOOD ALLERGY INFORMATION........page 12
Sisterhood President.….……….........….……………………...Lenore Garon SENIOR LUNCH AND LEARN...........page 12
Men’s Club President..........................…..………………………Elliot Parkin IN MEMORIAM................................page 13
Communication Specialist.....………………….………………Marya Runkle
Email: synagogue@agudasachim-va.org
Web: www.agudasachim-va.org Facebook: facebook.com/agudasachim
WHAT’S AHEAD . . .
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m............................................Conversational Hebrew
Fridays, 9:00 a.m...........................................................Talmud Study Class
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. ....................................................Parashat Ha’Shavua
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.................................................................Gan Shabbat

THE MONTH IN REVIEW

Sunday, August 5...............................................Oh, Say Shalom Playgroup


Friday, August 17...............................................Shababy Kabbalat Shabbat
High Holiday Reflections Book Submission Due
Sunday, August 19...................................Grand Slam Sunday at Nats Park
Tuesday, August 21..................................AAC Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, August 31.................................................Ein Lanu Z’man Concert
Sunday, September 2..................................Annual Congregation Barbecue

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