IM Issue 9 – December 2007

ISRAEL, US TO DEVELOP JOINT STRATEGIES ON IRAN

Israel and the United States have agreed to appoint two working committees for the purpose of developing a joint strategy against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israel public radio has reported. Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz headed discussions on the matter in the United States this week. (more…)

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November 2007: Planting Seeds

At a recent meeting of the Temple Beth Sholom Board of Directors, a motion was made (and passed) to approve a program entitled “Planting Seeds,” which aims — through modest financial incentives — to attract more non-member families to enroll in our Hebrew School program, and ultimately to join our synagogue.  This program represents a proactive measure to deal with the fact that our school enrollment seems to be shrinking, despite fairly steady membership numbers.
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IM Issue 8 – November 2007

ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES AIRSTRIKE ON SYRIA

Image Israel recently acknowledged that its air force had struck an unspecified military target deep inside Syria in September. But the military censor’s office continued to bar Israeli media from disclosing other information about the Sept. 6 raid, including the target, the forces that took part, and the degree of the mission’s success. Everything about the operation has been a tightly held secret in Israel. (more…)

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Save Darfur

The Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations whose mission is to raise public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and to mobilize a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of more than two million people in the Darfur region. To learn more, please visit http://www.SaveDarfur.org

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Edgar Hartley – April 2007

Edgar Hartley, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, was born in Leipzig in 1923 and raised by his beloved parents Hans and Charlotte, Edgar saw a world gone mad.  We think of history as being a study of the great events like wars and elections.  Edgar loved history, and maybe that was because his life had been changed forever by just such events. (more…)

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October 2007: Kol Nidrei Appeal

Last year, I stood before you and gave many examples of how I knew that our community here at Temple Beth Sholom was thriving.  Tonight, I am pleased to say that we are still thriving.  We have had an exciting year, with innovative programming, increased ritual participation and two outstanding congregational trips to Israel with Rabbi Scolnic.  Just check out our new and constantly improving web site:  www.tbshamden.com to see how vibrant our congregation truly is. (more…)

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IM Issue 7 – October 2007

SYRIAN ALLEGATIONS OF IAF STRIKE RAISE FEAR OF WAR

Image In a developing story, the Jerusalem Post cited US sources that a recent IAF air strike claimed by Syria on its territory was linked to a North Korean shipment of suspected nuclear material delivered three days before the attack. 

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A Letter to My Grandson

Dear Alexander Rubin Scolnic Dobin,
 I’m reading you this letter on a special day, the day of your b’rit milah, your bris, your circumcision. Thank G-d, you won’t remember today, but I will. It’s the day when we gave you a name.

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