February 2023

Rabbi Perry's Articles

My Planned Sabbatical in Argentina

President's Articles

No Article this Month

Ed Director's Articles

How do you do Shabbat?


Yahrzeits January 29- February 4

(will be read February 3)

Samuel Robert Berman

Florence Epstein

Charles Fidler

Herbert Fischler

Tillie Katz

Raymond Leonard

Bette Lewin

Dorothy Loyer

Sarkis Nahabedian

Sol Rauch

Charles Richards

Russell Richmond

Patricia Valleley

Yahrzeits February 5-11

(will be read February 10)

Estelle Cohen

Jean Cowdery

Margaret Denly

Olga Weiss Furedi

Bertrand Goldstein

Marc Hirsch

Walter Kent

Israel Posner

Joab Rabinowitz

Alexander Sevici

Hillard Shurdut

Esther Waxman

Yahrzeits February 12-18

(will be read February 17)

Dora Birnbaum

Irene Brother

Elinor Goldman

Bernie Hurwitz:

Kevin J. McHugh

Glen Murray

Edward Richards

Louis Sagansky

Lena Scolnick

Alec Stall

Charles Steinberg

Star (Marilyn) Zieve

Yahrzeits February 19-25

(will be read February 24)

Murray Bernstein

Ben Goldfarb

Henry Howard

Morris Hyatt

Dolores Lubowitz

George Kyte Mackillop

Judy Heines Miller

Albert Powell

Larry Sauer

Audrey Sawyer

Edward Skolnick

Judith Solo

Shirley Wettreich

Howard Yegelwell

Yahrzeits February 26 - March 4

(will be read March 3)

Jack Bresnick

Frances Strock Circle

Edith Follis

Paulene Leader

Sandee Martin

Charles Miller

Julia (Sabel) Salmirs

Randy Shuldiner

Stanley Young

Alfred Zehngut

Donation Acknowledgements:

The following donations were received from December 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. All donations are very much appreciated – thank you!

Donations from our members

General Fund

Kristin Morris (in memory of Carla Silverman)

Howard & Ava Schutzman (in memory of Sarah Hirschel)

Building Fund

Shoshana Perry & Hale Powell (for a shed)

Chai Fund

David & Judy Graber (Yahrzeit of Robert Graber)

Education Fund

1 Anonymous donation

Martin Ames Memorial Social Action Fund

Deborah Cohen (in memory of Sarah Hirschel)

Dan & Janet Dubner (in memory of Sarah Hirschel and Carin Feldman)

Shalomite Scholarship Fund

Eugene & Dina Katz

Susan Murray Youth Scholarship Fund

Dan & Janet Dubner (Yahrzeits of Nat & Sally Dubner)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Mark & Pearl Burton (Yahrzeit of Arlene Newman)

Terry & Phyllis Howard 

Steven Lange & Yael Hurwitz-Lange

Susan Miller (in appreciation of Rabbi Perry)

Karen Newman (in appreciation of Rabbi Perry)

Helping Hand Fund

David & Fran Hirschel

Congregation Shalom Sisterhood (in memory of Carla Silverman)

Donations from friends of Congregation Shalom

General Fund

Ron & Pam Bruckman (in honor of High Holiday services)

Ken & Ilene Hill

Ron & Sue Levenbaum (in honor of High Holiday services)

Stephen & Seena Urquhart (in honor of Jennifer Burke & family)

Alexander & Sue Vuckovic (in honor of High Holiday services)


Education Fund

Stephen & Seena Urquhart (in honor of Jennifer Burke & family)

Oneg Schedule 

Feb 3 - 7 pm Family Shabbat - Ari

Colin Dangel & Pamela Gordon, Jennie & Damon Haan, Nesan & Elizabeth Jegasothy, Brian & Laura Miller, Sean & Kara Sandquist

Feb 10 - 6pm

Bill & Deena Kiloski, Amanada Spiro & Kenneth Weintraub, Stuart & Susan Bernstein, Marc & Deborah Levine

b 17- 6pm Ari

Robert Blumstein & Jane Nahabedian, James & Sharon Grier, Barry Lewin, Neal & Margie Berenson

Feb 24 - 7pm - Shpiel

Deborah & John Arthur, Joshua & Amy Degen, Bruce & Julie Beck-Goss, James Haas,

Eric & Sandra Rose

B'nai Mitzvot

No B'nai Mitzvot this month

New Members

No new members this month

Thank You

We want to thank you for the donations you made and the condolences you sent to us in memory of Sara Hirschel. We appreciate your support, especially since we no longer live in the area. It is comforting to feel the warmth of the Congregation Shalom community.

David and Fran Hirschel

Thank you so much to our temple family for the donations made and cards sent in memory of our mother and bubby, Carla Silverman. Your caring and support has helped to sustain us during this difficult time.

Susan, Chris, Becca and Deborah Miller

Congregant of the Year


The Board of Trustees is accepting and reviewing recommendations for Congregant of the Year recognition. Please privately contact a member of the Board of Trustees with your recommendation and reasons for recommending your nominee. Due date for recommendations is March 26th.

Nominations for Trustee/Officer


In compliance with our temple's Policies & Procedures, it is time to reach out to the community for recommendations for open trustee/officer positions on the Board of Trustees. The community can provide nominations to Aaron Ginsberg and Staci Landress, the Board representatives of this year's Nominating Committee. Please send recommendations to  nominating@congregationshalom.orgDue date for nominations is February 10th.

And Don't Forget...

Grocery Cards

Grocery cards are available for Hannaford, and Stop&Shop, and the Temple earns a 6% profit. This leads to thousands of dollars for our programs, with no extra out-of-pocket money from you. Contact Toby Sedgwick,

giftcards@congregationshalom.org to sign up for the monthly program, or to just get a few cards when you are doing a lot of shopping, and then start giving back to Congregation Shalom while you fill your fridge. You can have grocery cards sent to college students too!

Order Bookplates for our High Holiday Prayerbooks

We are always pleased to accept bookplate orders at any time of the year. One set of bookplates costs $36.00. Since there are 2 bookplates, you do not have to have the same name on both plates. Use this LINK to obtain the order form. Please send the completed form and check (addressed to Congregation Shalom) to Laura Rodman at 35 Digital Drive # 201, Nashua, NH 03062.

This is a beautiful way to remember lifecycle events.

Caring Committee

The Caring Committee is always available to provide meals or transportation to those members and families who need a little help. Please don't hesitate to email Katie Wolman at caringchair@congregationshalom.org or Rabbi Perry at rabbi@congregationshalom.org, or feel free to call Katie at home.

Youth Scholarships

Throughout the year, there are many enriching Jewish experiences available to our youth through our synagogue or the community.These include, but aren't limited to, summer camps and trips to Washington, New York, and Israel. Fortunately, there is some scholarship money available through the temple to those families in need of financial assistance for these opportunities. Please contact Margie Berenson at 

scholarship@congregationshalom.org with any questions and/or for an application form. 

Changed your address? 

Notify us at emailchange@congregationshalom.org and we'll make sure all the right organizations at the Temple are informed. Please include your full name in your request.
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