What we discussed: Ha’azinu and Minyanaire Shabbat

Posted on September 24, 2023

Shalom TBAY!

We had a wonderful Shabbat celebrating our many Minyanaires. Each and every day of the year, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael offers an opportunity to congregants and community members to pray in a minyan. On Minyanaire Shabbat, we honor all those who form the backbone of our daily minyan and Shabbat services. Many, many thanks to these people who make it possible for us to have a vibrant community.

We are so grateful for their service and caring throughout the year!!

Our Minyanaires led both services. Leading sections of our Kabbalat Shabbat Service on Friday night were Eilu D’Varim: Linda Bloom, Martha & Bernie Flashberg, Howard and Paula Gerber, Gene Gorrin, Paul Peyser and Jackie Schuyler. The D’Var Torah was led by Rabbi Simon Rosenbach. On Saturday, sections of the service were led by Larry Horwitz (Preliminary Service), Dave Green (Shacharit) and David Glass (Musaf). Our Ba’alei Koreh (Torah Readers) were Ken Melman, Rabbi Simon Rosenbach, Ben Rosenbach and Rabbi Rubin. Our Ba’al Maftir (Haftarah Reader) was David Brooks and our Gabbai was Nate Rajs. Other prayers were led by Neil Mlawski, Paul Peyser, Nate Rajs, Gayle Rosenbach and Gerry Weiss. Steve Taub delivered the D’Var Torah.

Wondering who our Minyanaires are? Here they are! We calculate Minyanaire service attendance over a two-year period, from September 2021 through August 2023.

Leaders: 360+ Minyan/Shabbat Services: David Glass (Sundays), Rabbi Simon Rosenbach (Mondays), Joel Millman (Tuesdays), David Biebelberg (Wednesdays), Larry Horwitz (Thursdays/Shabbat),

David Brooks (Fridays), Nate Rajs (Shabbat).

Rimonim: 360+ Minyan/Shabbat Services: Linda Bloom, Martha Flashberg, Michelle Manders, Leslie Mishell, Rabbi Simon Rosenbach, Jackie Schuyler, Steven Taub

Anavim: 180-359 Minyan/Shabbat Services: Isabell Adler, David Biebelberg, Bernie Flashberg, Gene Gorrin, Dave Green, Howard Guss, Deb Halpern, Rabbi Mark Mallach, Joel Millman, Gayle Rosenbach, Barbara Vitelli, Gerry Weiss, Andrea Wohl

Mayim: 90-179 Minyanim/Shabbat Services: Aaron Adler, David Brooks, Sandra Bruder, Arlette Cohen, Howard and Paula Gerber, Andrea Hirschfeld, Larry Horwitz, Ken Melman, Irma Newdorf, Paul Peyser, Nate Rajs, Peter Schvarcz, David Smith, Kathi Spielholz, Susan Teller

Todah: 54-89 Minyanim/Shabbat Services: Evan Wasserman, Esther Avnet, Lea Karpman and Danny Breau, Barbara Eglow, Marilyn and Dan Garlen, David Glass, Hy Kleinman, Harold Kravis, Debbie Kull, Genya Mallach, Zamir Margalit, Brian Margulies, Neil Mlawski, April Modlinger, Roberta Rogow, Jerry & Ruth Saul, Norton Scherzer, David Schwartz

We miss the Minyanaire and Shabbat Regulars who died this past year: Roz Feuer, Lois Kaish, Jack Usdin and Alice Weinstein. May their memories be for a blessing.

I look forward to seeing you tonight for Kol Nidre services at 5:45.

— Rabbi Rubin : )