Richard Adler – Yitzhak ben Dov Baer Ve Sarah – 2015

We’re here today to mourn the passing but also to honor the life of Richard Adler, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and cherished friend. It isn’t a platitude to say that Dick’s passing has spared him a lot of suffering and agony. But we are saddened that this has happened and this is all very hard.

Dick was born in the Bronx on October 5, 1932, the son of the late Benjamin and Sarah, the younger brother of Alvin, who has always been a wonderful brother, and we mourn with Al and Vita on this sad day. He graduated Morris High School and eventually obtained an Associate degree in Civil Engineering from SUNY Delhi. The graduation was in June but it was in the snow. (more…)

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Naomi (Grabow) Singer – Nechama bat Moshe ve-Rachel – 2015

We’re here today to mourn the passing but also to honor the life of Naomi Singer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother

Naomi was born in Waterbury on July 3, 1929, the beloved daughter of Morris & Rae Grabow. She graduated Bryant and in her career worked for the Yale Alumni Fund for 27 years. She not only enjoyed but also loved what she did. She was so good at her work that after 25 years, when she retired, they then called her back to work for another two years.
You could say that, as Staff Secretary, she did a lot of the paperwork for donations. I would say: She was involved in a very important enterprise that helps to finance one of the greatest intellectual centers in the world. (more…)

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Mossad, secrecy and Iran: How Israel reintroduced Persian fallow deer

An odyssey of espionage and revolutions led Israel to bring the once thriving biblical species back home, “one of the most successful cases of the reintroduction of a species extinct in the wild.”

By AARON REICH NOVEMBER 24, 2020 12:24

'Deer #42' was recently spotted, happy and healthy in the Jerusalem hills (photo credit: AMY KATZ)

‘Deer #42’ was recently spotted, happy and healthy in the Jerusalem hills (photo credit: AMY KATZ)

Israel has one of the world’s two populations of Persian fallow deer – but it took a revolution, a clandestine Mossad mission, and a secret and daring flight for this to happen. (more…)

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December 2020 Social Action Programs

Social Distance Increases Need for Social Action
Donate to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund

Please note that we are not accepting donations brought to TBS at this time. Only monetary donations please!

The Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund is the best way to support TBS’ commitment to our greater community. A monetary donation to the fund allows us to purchase items our organizations need. Thank you for your generosity, we are all making a difference.

Ongoing Programs: (more…)

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IM Issue 149 – December 2020

Iran, Israel, and More: What to Watch in Joe Biden’s Presidency

Joe Biden has vowed to reverse policies put in place by President Donald Trump on his first day in office. But on many issues important to American Jews, change may come slower, or not at all. When it comes to where the U.S. Embassy in Israel is located, for example, Biden has indicated that he has no intention to turn back the clock. On other Israel issues, change is likely but exactly what a Biden administration will try to do is not yet clear. Here’s a look at what might happen after Biden becomes president on Jan. 20, 2021. (more…)

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Goals

A recent Bat Mitzvah, Tema Caplan, is quite the athlete and asked me to give a sermon at her ceremony about “goals.” The goal, in athletics, seems to be winning. You want to win the game. Every sport has its goal and winners  have a plan to win.

But let’s talk about goals differently and think about our goals in life. (more…)

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November 2020:

Now that the distraction of the election is behind us, we can refocus on the issues of our daily lives. Our synagogue continues to adjust to current circumstances. Although there are few congregants in the building, we have a very active community with two and three remote events or meetings each weeknight. (more…)

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