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Weekly Emes September 16 - September 22, 2016

09/19/2016 10:24:15 AM




September 16 - September 22, 2016  

13 Elul - 19 Elul 5776  

Parashat Ki Tetzi



Welcome to Congregation Torat Emet's weekly Emes, all the news and happenings at the shul and around the community.  Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom! 


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In This Issue


Office Hours


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Quick Links


Eruv (489-8281)

Buckeye Kosher





Schedules & Lifecycle    




7:00 AM    Shacharit

6:00 PM    Mincha

6:25 PM    Candle Lighting



8:30 AM    Parsha Schmuze

9:00 AM    Shacharit

10:30 AM  Toddler-K: Supervised Play

                 in Occasion Room

                 Toddler-K: Kindercongregation

                 in Toddler Room

                 Grades 1-2: in S & S Place

                 Grades 3-6: in Youth Lounge

6:30 PM    Pre-Mincha Shiur

7:00 PM    Mincha

    D'var Torah by David Goldmeier

8:16 PM    Shabbat Ends



Daf Yomi

7:00 AM    Sunday

6:00 AM    Monday-Friday


8:00 AM    Sunday

7:00 AM    Monday-Friday


7:10 PM    Sunday-Thursday

7:00 PM    Friday



Parsha Schmuze

Shabbat morning at 9:00 AM

The Game of Jewish Thrones

with Rabbi Neuman

Sunday morning at 8:50 AM

Talmud Class with Rabbi Epstein

Sunday evening at 8:00 PM



September 17th

Teen Cholent

September 17th

Teen MMM&M

September 18th

Family Apple Picking & Picnicking

September 24th

Pre-Selichot Melava Malka & Kumzitz followed by Selichot Service

October 14st

Teen Minyan

October 2nd-4th

Rosh Hashanah

October 7th

First Friday



Kiddush this week, with a meat cholent, and Seudah Shlisheet are sponsored by the shul


Kiddush Captain this week is Marge Ciranni. Kiddush Team members are Ari Bandler, Wendy Horwitz, and Cig & Skip Parks


If you would like to sponsor or enhance a Kiddush or Seudah Shlisheet, please contact Liz Kalef



Our ushers this week are Pilar & Tod Bennett, and Sarah & Michael Blumenfeld



Gabbai Rishon: David Schottenstein

Gabbai Sheni:  Avrom Epstein



to Elana and Joel Katz on the birth of a baby girl


to Shelly and Al Dembe on the birth of a grandson. Proud parents are Leah and Rabbi Jon Savage



Joel Greff, Neal Grossman, Ray Kalef and Irv Szames



Synagogue Fund

in commemoration of the yahrzeit of

father, Fred Adler, Mordechai ben Shlomo, from Susan and Mitch Shapiro

in appreciation of receiving an honor

from Randi and Michael Loskove


Rabbi's Fund

from Terry and David Goldmeier


Happy Birthday this week to

Micah Bass, Avi Cooper, Alison Gutwaks, Oded Karavani, Leon Margolin, Benjie Metz, Rachel Metz, Peter Rabe, Arlene Sapir, and Anne Shulman


Synagogue Announcements


Youth Department Update

Upcoming Youth Opportunities:

This Shabbat September 17th we have our second TEEN CHOLENT

This Saturday Night at 9PM we have our first Teen Movies Melava Malka & M & Ms(MMM&M&M for short). Stay tuned for our featured film which will be announce later this week.  

This Sunday September 18th at 11:30AM everyone is invited to join our community apple picking event at Lynd Fruit Farm. The event is FREE (except that you buy the apples you pick). For more information see the flyers. Please RSVP by sending Rabbi Ari Neuman an email at that you will be attending so he can procure the proper amount of ingredients for SMORES!  

Shabbos October 1st Parshat Nitzavim: we will have our first monthly Teen Minyan. We will begin services at 9:30AM in the Beit Midrash and davening, laining, and our dvar torah will be led by our teens. In order to give our teens the chance to lead these services we are looking for parents who can lead groups on this particular Shabbos. If you are interested contact Rabbi Ari Neuman at

Rosh Hashana October 3rd and 4thWe are looking for parents to help us with groups. Any amount of time that you can commit is helpful. If you are interested contact Rabbi Ari Neuman


Weekly Youth Opportunities:

Children Petichah: Each week we invite all boys and girls 8 years of age and younger to join us in front of the ark to each carry a small Torah scroll around the shul. Please arrive with your children by 9:35 AM to make sure they receive a פתיחה honor card from the junior gabbinate! However, please be mindful that parents are responsible for their children until groups start at 10:30 AM.

TICKET/PRIZE system in groups: The goal of the ticketing system is to reinforce good behavior. Until now our courageous teens have been trying to slowly rebuild the content in groups without any incentives, we hope that the tickets will help them better accomplish that goal. Children who (1) Arrive to groups on time and without fuss (2) Behave for the entirety of groups (3) Answer a question on the Parsha (4) Engage respectfully in Tefilla (5) Remain until the end of groups will receive one ticket per category from the group leaders.  Also, please help your children safely store tickets from week to week as they will need to trade them in to receive prizes each month.

Kindercongregation: we are happy to announce that Rachel Metz will be continuing kinder-congregation each week. If you'd like your children to get a first rate interactive educational experience, check it out. Parents, please encourage your children ages 3-6 to attend this group as it is an incredible opportunity for our children to learn and grow every shabbat.  

As a volunteer there will be weeks when Rachel will not be available to lead this group. In order to provide our children with consistent programming on a weekly basis the Youth Department is still looking for parents to volunteer to run the group on those shabbatot. Please contact Rabbi Ari Neuman at if you are interested in getting involved.  

6th -8th Grade Balcony Prayer: Children in 6th-8th grade are welcome to join me and their peers on the balcony to pray the Musaf Service with the shul. During the Chazan's repetition all who joined us for davening will have the opportunity to answer a brain-teasing riddle about the shul. The first person or group to give me the correct answer each week will be entered into a bi-annual raffle to win a chance to Escape the Room in Columbus. Mazal Tov to Saul Myers who was the first to discover this past week’s riddle: They live in the ground and scream when dug up, translate to biblical Hebrew you may have some luck. (Hint: This has something to do with the ark in the main sanctuary).

For any and all ideas, issues, complaints, or even compliments about the Youth Department please contact Rabbi Ari Neuman at


Rabbi Ari Neuman

Assistant Rabbi




The High Holidays are Coming!

Watch more email for more details but see below for a few highlights!



Congregation Torat Emet
Annual Synagogue Meeting


The annual meeting for Congregation Torat Emet will be held on Sunday, November 20th.  There will be reports on the state of the congregation and a vote on the slate of officers and directors for the congregation.


Proposed Slate is below



Congregation Torat Emet

Report of the Nominating Committee

Proposed Slate 5777


Executive Committee

Lifetime Co-Chairs of the Board    Jay Schottenstein

                                                       Jeanie Schottenstein


Past President                                Alan Shatz


President                                        Monica Calabrese

1st Vice President                          Michael Blumenfeld

2nd Vice President                         Yoni Zofan

Treasurer                                       Michael Broidy

Secretary                                       Betsey Lane


Non-Officer Executive Committee Members:

                                                      Stu Appelbaum

                                                      Gary Blumberg

                                                      Lindsay Schottenstein



Nominees for 5776-5778            Terri Barnett

                                                      Ari Berger

                                                      Lawrence Binsky

                                                      Mark Ebner

                                                      Perry Vernikoff


Continuing Term - 5775-5777       Al Dembe

                                                     Joel Fisher

                                                     Wendy Horwitz

                                                     Yiska Weisband

                                                     Devorah Weprin


Respectfully Submitted by the Nominating Committee:

Michael Blumenfeld

Monica Calabrese

Wendy Horwitz

Alan Katchen

Naomi Myers


High Street Synagogue



The High Street Community is a project led by Rabbi Ari Neuman for young professionals looking for meaningful Jewish experiences and fun ways to meet other young Jewish adults.  The program's goal is to help its participants learn about Judaism in a way that is exciting, enjoyable, open, and welcoming to others no matter their background.

For more information, or to sign up for HSC events and e-mails, please contact Rabbi Neuman ar

or call the office at 614-238-6778.


First Friday - October 7th, 2016 at 7:30 PM

First Friday is a Shabbat experience for young Jewish adults of all backgrounds featuring a brief evening service and a Shabbat meal on the first Friday of every month. First Friday is hosted at 1 Miranova Place in downtown Columbus. 


Israel Action



Israel Update


Community Announcements


Buckeye Kosher Corner

Buckeye Kosher works only with approved caterers and commissaries. Please check their website

Follow Buckeye Kosher (@BuckeyeKosher) on Twitter for the latest kashrus updates



Columbus Eruv

Visit or follow on twitter @ColumbusEruv for all the latest updates, or call (614) 489-8281


Columbus Community Mikvah

Call or text (614) 239-0838 for appointments


Shabbat Table Discussions

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Congregation Torat Emet   

"Olam Chesed Yibaneh - Building a World of Kindness" (Psalms 89:3)


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2375 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 238-6778


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