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Torah Dedication by the Dweck Family - September 21, 2008
On a beautiful Sunday morning our congregation celebrated a
sefer Torah dedication by Beatrice & Robert Dweck.
The Torah was dedicated in memory of Doris Dweck & Edward M Dweck and in honor
of Dr. Joel Wolowelsky and our very own Rabbi Harari.
The Torah was escorted by a crowd of more than 200 people from the Dweck home to
our synagogue where we then heard moving words from family members, the honorees
We thank Beatrice & Bobby for sharing this happy occasion with us and for
placing your Torah at Kol Israel.
Succot & Simhat Torah Celebration - October 2008
Simhat Torah bags were once again a tremendous hit and we thank our volunteers
for helping to pack the bags and for leaving some candies for the rest of us!
Special thanks to Elliott Dweck & Robert Lubin for organizing our Simhat Torah
candy bags and to all of our generous sponsors
We also had our first annual trip to Great Adventure on Hol Hamoed - it was a
great trip enjoyed by all.
Special thanks for Charles Grazi and Lynn Sued for helping organize this
Bake & Learn - November 2008
We are fortunate to have Sally Grazi Shatzkes run our Bake &
Learn program for girls age 8-13.
It a wonderful opportunity to share in Torah and bake goodies with friends.
Islander Game Nov 29, 2009
Kol Israel has always has a fun time going to professional
This was evident when we went to see the NY Islanders take on the Washington
Senators and we actually got to see the Islanders win!!
Special thanks to our youth committee for organizing this event.
Hanukah is always a special time in our community & we share
in many celebrations during this joyous time.
We had a very interesting couples class in the home of Betty & Michael Fallas
with inspiration words give by Rabbi Richard Tobias.
We were also treated to a dessert tasting for our upcoming and much anticipated
Thanks Betty & Mike for your continued warmth and hospitality!
We also had a spectacular wine & cheese party after our Monday night Beit
The program was well attended and we heard special inspirational words by Rabbi
Harari that night.
The Beit Midrash program has been ongoing since October 2008 and we urge you to
come join us.
Remember, 'Six Great Topics - we pick the night, you choose the class"
Special thanks to Chuck Dweck for his continued effort in making this program
such a success. Many thanks to Irving Feldman and all our many sponsors for
Our youth were treated once again to our Hanukah Chinese Auction & Bingo night.
This is the night that our youth look forward to all year long.
We enjoy delicious pizza, and then play some wild bingo games with the absolute
best prizes ever
Finally, we draw the winning tickets for our Chinese Auction.
The excitement is so tremendous that we are amazed that the building can contain
Special thanks to Andrea & Jack Saban for their tireless efforts in bringing all
of our youth together for such a special night!
Thanks also to all of our sponsors for their generosity.
What would Hanukkah be without ice skating?
Our entire community from the very young to our almost very old took to the ice
at Aviator Field for a morning of fun.
About 200 of us laced up and spent 2 hours on the ice trying to keep from
falling - most of us were successful!.Thanks to Jack Tobias for providing our
We hope that Rabbi Harari will actually make it onto the ice next year (with
skates on this time).
Thanks to Elliott Dweck & Robert Lubin for organizing this event and special
thanks to Eli Matalon, Ezra Saff & Robert Lubin for sponsoring this event.
Siyum Masechet Sotah
We celebrated along w/ Rabbi Taler & his students the
completion of Masechet Sotah on Sunday Feb 15
We heard Rabbi Taler complete the gemarah, then heard kiddush by Jack Hanan.
After that we enjoyed a special breakfast prepared by Raymond & Shaul Askhenazi
along with some inspirational words by Danny Levy.
Congratulations to Rabbi Taler and his students, Jack Hanan, Danny Levy &
Purim 2009 Couples Class
On a chilly Tuesday night we warmed up and shared Torah &
good food at the home of Elaine & Bernie Hafif.
The Hafifs graciously opened their house to us and we had a excellent turn out.
Rabbi Joe Beyda compared current world situations w/ Purim and showed us that
our beliefs are what hold us together.
We also had spontaneous Chinese auction for a beautiful alligator wallet donated
by Selly Beyda - the winner wishes to remain anonymous but we hope that he
enjoys the wallet...
Once again, we has had a dessert tasting for our upcoming cookbook and cant wait
to see the results.
Thanks again Elaine & Bernie for hosting us and we look forward to sharing in
many more community events with you.