Hadassah and October Tish!

Hadassah Tisch

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Saturday, October 6 there will be a Tisch after services. Please join us so we may have a Shabbes Minyan.

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

October Yarhzeits

10/2 Jennie H. Cohen

10/2 Mark A. Fleishman

10/2 Harry From

10/2 Philip Weintraub

10/2  William Wimpy

10/3  Linda Rosenberg

10/3  Joel L. Tanenbaum

10/4  Bernard Litoff

10/7 Lewis Collins

10/7  Allen London

10/8  Sigmund Litoff

10/9  Anna Adler

10/9 Jeff Kaplan

10/9 Barry M. List

10/9  Abraham Rabinowitz

10/10  Abraham Katz

10/10 Dora Price

10/12 Dora Steinbrock

10/13 Pearl Bernstein

10/13 Jane Teszler

10/14 Guenther Mortge

10/15 Etta Flaum

10/15 Anne K. Finke

10/16 Bertha Finke

10/16 Ruth Levy

10/16 Matthew Poliakoff

10/16 Harris Rabiner

10/16 Beatrice S. Traub

10/17 Herman J. Mittle

10/18 Robert H. Gilpin

10/18 Samuel Miller 1

0/18 Wm. Pressman

10/18 Sol Weinberger

10/22 Philip Gelman

10/22 William W. Schwartz

10/23 Samuel Morewitz

10/23 Rose Packer

10/24 Richard C. Acanfora

10/25 Louis D. Portnoy

10/26 Sylvia L. Margolis

10/26 D’vorah Price

10/27 ChavaRifka B. Kirshner

10/27 Arthur Lutsky

10/27 Sophie A. Pinsley

10/28 Minnie Hyman

10/29 Kate Shapiro

10/29 Saul Tanenbaum

10/30 Ruth K. Arenson

10/31 Dr. Rosa H. Gantt

10/31 Cecilia Robinson

10/31 Nathan Shimkin

October Birthdays

10/4 Sandy Gordin

10/4  Heidi Moss

10/5  Florence Bernanke

10/5 Samuel Freedman

10/7 Ansley Lyon

10/7 Robert Lyon

10/12 Raeleigh McArn

10/14 Jon Lewson

10/14 Harry Price

10/17 Ira Greenfield

10/18 Tom Barnet

10/23 Jeffrey Cohen

10/23 Robert Lyon

10/25 Paul Friedberg

10/26 Carl McArn

10/31 Cashlin Bost

10/31 Roxanne Gheorghiu

 

 

This Week’s Event Schedule!

Friday Service, 9/21, will begin at 5:30 with refreshments & 6:00 service to follow.

Minyan & Tisch this Saturday, 9/22 at 9:00 am
Sunday 9/22 there will be Sunday school beginning at 9:20 with Hebrew as well as Sukkot raising!
The Sukkah decorating will take place at 4:30 on Wednesday, 9/26, and will take the place of Hebrew school classes.
**Please be reminded that if you have not paid for Break-Fast, the Yizkor book, or have not RSVP’d and paid for Sukkot Dinner on 9/28, please see Jan in the office. 
 
Sukkot Dinner will be at 6:00 pm on Friday 9/28 with 7:30 Service to follow.

Mayor Junie White is Our Mensch of the Month

The name Spartanburg, South Carolina brings many things to mind. Some people may think of the large number of colleges we have, such as Wofford, Converse, and USC Upstate. Others may connect Spartanburg with its nickname, Hub City, which refers to the role the city played in the 19th century railroad network in this region of the state. But if there’s one man whose name is easily associated with Spartanburg, it’s most certainly Junie White.

Now in his third term as mayor, Junie is a native of Gaffney. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1957, he joined the Navy and was stationed at Virginia Beach. And a lucky thing that was, too. For it was there that he met Irene, a young Jewish Canadian wom- an, whom he married in 1961.

For just a few months, the couple remained in Montreal, the city of Irene’s birth. After returning to the Upstate with his bride, Junie accepted a job with a local insurance company. One day, while driving down the not-yet-finished interstate highway running just outside of town, he noticed a gas station located on a frontage road that had recently come up for sale. Junie bought the business, though at the time he knew little about fixing cars. But he hired the best mechanics he could find and learned whatever he needed to know directly from his em- ployees. Now in its third location on South Pine Street, Junie’s Exxon station is among the best-known businesses in Spartanburg and Junie White one of the city’s best-known business- men.

Sometime during the late 70s or early 80s, Rabbi Stauber stopped by the station and spoke with Junie about conversion. The idea seemed inviting, realizing as he did that one family should have one faith. But Junie didn’t merely become a member of the Spartanburg Jewish community; he assumed a leading role in the life of the temple, serving for many years on the board, as president, a very generous contributor, and as advisor-at-large to rabbis and congregants alike.

Those of us who have lived in Spartanburg for more than just a few years can remem- ber when it was small and sleepy with a quiet downtown, and not much else. But during Junie’s tenure as mayor, we have seen the city develop in ways that few of us could have im- agined. Morgan Square now bustles with restaurants, clubs, boutiques and other kinds of businesses that earlier, we would have needed to go to Greenville to see. Spartanburg has changed socially in very positive ways, too. Junie is extremely proud of the city’s welcoming culture, making it a place where people of all races, religions, creeds and orientations easily find themselves at home. Much of the credit belongs to Mayor Junie, whose openness, energy and leadership have enabled Spartanburg to grow into what he rightfully says is “one of the finer cities in the South.”

But when asked just what role he played in the Spartanburg Renaissance, Junie replied as one might expect of a man who learns from his employees and makes his wife’s people his own: “I’m just a little part of that.”

Photo Credit: Spartanburg Herald Journal

High Holidays Schedule of Events

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9, Service at 7:30 pm with ONEG to follow

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 10, Service at 9:30 amChildren’s Service with ONEG at 4:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, September 11, Service at 9:30 am

Shabbat Shuva: Friday, September 14, Service at 7:30 am

Memorial Service: Sunday, September 16 at 12:30 pm at Greenlawn Cemetery

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 18, Service at 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 19, Service at 9:30 am; meditation & discussion at 2:00 pm, afternoon service at 4:00 with Yizkor & Neilah to follow,children’s service at 6:00 pm. Break-the-fast: 7 pm. Please RSVP.

Sukkot Setup: Sunday, September 23

Sukkah Traditional Dinner: Friday, September 28 at 6:00 pm with 7:30 service Yizkor Service: Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 pm

A Message from Our President

Greetings! September is finally here, with a hint of fall in the air some mornings. The High Holidays are just around the corner.

May you have a sweet year and a year of good health. May it be a year of abundance of all things important and all things deeply good.

I look forward to seeing you and your family during the High Holidays and at other services and activities at the Temple throughout the year.

L’Shana Tova