Save the Dates!

Hebrew School: Wednesday, October 24 at 3, 4, & 5

Tree of Life Dedication: Friday, October 26 at 6:30

Saturday Discussion: October 27 at 9:30

Sunday School: October 28 beginning at 9:20 with Hebrew


Sisterhood Board Meeting: Sunday, October 28 at 9:30 am


NO Hebrew School: Wednesday, October 31


Friday Night Service: November 2 at 7:30 pm


Saturday Discussion: November 3 at 9;30 am


Sunday School: November 4 beginning at 9:20 with Hebrew


Election Day: November 6


Bake Sale Setup: Wednesday, November 7


Hebrew School: Wednesday, November 7 at 3, 4, & 5:00


Sisterhood Bake Sale: Thursday, November 8, 8:00 am until 3:00 pm


Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, November 9 with refreshments at 5:30, service at 6:00


Saturday Discussion: November 10 at 9:30 with a Sisterhood Tisch


Sunday School: November 11 beginning at 9:20 with Hebrew



Save the Dates!

Hadassah Meeting: Wednesday, October 17 at 11:00 am


Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00


Hebrew School: Wednesday, October 17 at 3, 4, & 5 pm


Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, October 19 beginning at 5:30 with



Saturday Discussion: October 20 at 9:30 am


Sunday Speaker Series: October 21 beginning at 9:00 with

Breakfast & Speaker at 10:00


Sisterhood News!

With October here it means Sisterhood is into high gear baking for the bake sale, which will be November 8. You do not have to be a member of Sisterhood to contribute something, whether it is a sweet or savory item that is your specialty. In fact, contributions from men and young people are welcome. All help is appreciated whether it be baking at the temple, providing something for the sale, as well as helping out with setup and the day of the sale. We will be making calls to see what you would like to do to help. As always, contributions are welcome to help offset the costs. It takes everyone contributing to make the bake sale a success.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Fun Run and Honey From the Heart fundraisers a success.

There will be a board meeting October 28 at 9:30 am in the education building library.

Hope everyone has a good October.

Cheryl August


Hadassah News!

We will be sponsoring the tisch on Saturday, October 6 following morning services. Do plan on joining us as Hannah Keen practices for her Bat Mitzvah and for the brunch after- wards.

There will be a Hadassah meeting on Wednesday, October 27 at 11 am in the Sisterhood activity room. Bring your lunch and stay forthe Rabbi’s Brown Bag Lunch anddiscussion group.

The harvest season is almost upon us and while we are grateful for all of our good fortune, there are many who are suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. It would be a blessing to make a donation to those in need at this time because the need is great and will be for some time to come.

See you around the Temple.

Nancy Rosenberg


Dr. Mark Packer, Our October Mensch of the Month!



Mark Packer is the new chair of our Ritual Committee. Along with those on the committee with him: Susan Abelkop, David Blumenfeld, Bob Britanisky, Ben Stauber, Elaine Hyman, and ex officio President Sandy Gordin, Mark has guided and directed the High Holidays Honors this year with great sensitivity and effectiveness. He also teaches our young people in Sunday School and has done so for many years.

As well as an expert in art history, Dr. Mark Packer is associate professor in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, where he has taught since 2011. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University. Since then, he has held faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University and Dartmouth College, where he received numerous teaching awards. In addition to scholarly articles in ethics and the philosophy of art, Mark has published work on Kant and Aristotle and frequently directs interdisciplinary conferences for Liberty Fund, a non-profit educational foundation based in Indianapolis. Mark is the founder and full-time faculty advisor of the Adjunct Faculty Association at the University of South Carolina Upstate.