Month: 22 Adar II 5771 (March 28, 2011)

Yahrzeits This Week

Acknowledging the Yahrzeit, the Hebrew anniversary of a person’s death is a widely held observance in Judaism and at Temple B’nai Abraham.

This Shabbat we will recognize the Yahrzeit's of: Ida Alice Miller, Melvin Pinanski, Eric Solberg, Ida Bernson, Sol Migdole, Morris Abramowitz, Charles Kaufman, Carl Kirschner, Sara Share, Maurice Brusket, David Gordon, Barney Resnick, Mollie F. Rosenblatt, Eva Freedman, Ruth Morris.
This past Shabbat we recognized the Yahrzeit's of: Samuel Berman, Sabra Yoffa, Murray Freedman, Simon Gorfinkle, Alice Silverstein Sokol, Gladys Wallins.

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TBA Youth Takes on Military Mitzvah Project

Roman is still collecting items for the soldiers. Please leave your donation in the orange basket in the temple lobby. Thank you for participating in this special mitzvah!

Published in the Jewish Journal December 23, 2010

Amy Sessler Powell
Jewish Journal Staff
Mon, December 20, 2010

Roman Carnevale, 12, of Beverly, collects items for soldiers at Temple B’nai Abraham.romancarnevale
BEVERLY —   Roman Carnevale has always had a fascination with soldiers.

“The first time I was in an airport, my parents told me to thank a soldier for serving our country. Now I am always talking to them and thanking them when I see them,” Carnevale said.

When the youth needed to choose a mitzvah project for his bar mitzvah in April, it made sense to focus on soldiers. Fortunately, his mother, Susan, knew Mark Medina, a probation officer in Lynn District Court who was already collecting items for the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Carnevale interviewed Medina so he could understand what the soldiers needed and how things get to them, and then he offered to help with the collections. He also wrote letters to accompany the shipments.

Right now, the soldiers need beef jerky, coffee and powdered drinks, toiletries, Chapstick, DVD’s and decks of cards.

Carnevale has placed collection baskets at his mother’s offices at the Center for Family Development, Building 800, Suite 266t at Cummings Park, Beverly; at 70 Washington St., Suite 320 in Salem, and at Temple B’nai Abraham. There is also a collection at the Lynn District Court.

Medina said he works with two specific Army soldiers who have local ties, Specialist Keith Lovely in Afghanistan and Staff Sgt. Kris Kurowski in Iraq. These soldiers receive the supplies and then distribute them to their platoons.

Medina recently sent Lovely a thumb drive so he could download photos for Carnevale.

According to Medina, shipping costs about $150 per month, and that money is raised via an annual raffle and donations.

Medina started the project in October of 2006 with fellow probation officer, Kelley Montgomery. Since then, several individuals and businesses have gotten involved with donations, fund raising and letter writing.

“I hope to continue to help for at least eight months after my bar mitzvah,” Carnevale said.

For more information or to help, contact Susan Carnevale at drsue15@msn.com, or Mark Medina at Lynn District Court, 781-598-6400.

Purim 5771 at TBA

Photography by Shimon Soferr

Meet Visiting Rabbi & Hazzan Ben-Zion Lanxner

This weekend (Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th) we are pleased to invite you to meet and socialize with visiting Rabbi Ben-Zion Lanxner.

Rabbi Lanxner will be visiting from out of town and will be davening with us on Friday night March 25th. A Kiddush will follow services. The Rabbi will also be with us for Saturday morning services where he will be reading Torah, offering a d’var Torah, and also leading the service. This service will be followed by a light luncheon. On Sunday the Rabbi will lead our Sunday morning minyan.

Everyone is encouraged to attend one or more of these services to have an opportunity to meet Rabbi Lanxner. After you attend services and have an opportunity to speak with him we hope you will let us know some of your thoughts by sending an email to search@tbabeverly.org

A little about Rabbi Lanxner…

Rabbi Lanxner was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel and later raised in Brussels, Belgium where at a very young age he began training in the Eastern European Traditional Cantorial School and after attending the Rambam Talmudic School and the Wilrijch Yeshiva in Antwerp, Belgium.  Rabbi Lanxner obtained  Rabbinical Ordination (Smicha) from The Rabbinic Centre & Beth Din of Brussels, Belgium.  Rabbi Lanxner was influenced at a young age by the very popular Singing Rabbi, Reb Shlomo Carlebach, and a fervent follower of his.  Reb Shlomo helped Rabbi Laxner explore the boundaries of religious & spiritual ecstasy through his songs, dances,prayers and meditations.

Yahrzeits This Week

Acknowledging the Yahrzeit, the Hebrew anniversary of a person’s death is a widely held observance in Judaism and at Temple B’nai Abraham.

This Shabbat we will recognize the Yahrzeit's of: Samuel Berman, Murray Freedman, Simon Gorfinkle, Alice Silverstein Sokol, Gladys Wallins, Sabra Yoffa.
This past Shabbat we recognized the Yahrzeit's of: Roslind Chessler, Louis Goldberg, Bernard Kanter, Louis Kaplan, Rose Katz, Ethel Lansky, Rebecca Silver.

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