September 2022

Rabbi Perry's Articles

This is a good time to pause and engage in a practice called heshbon-nafesh

President's Articles

September Is Here Already

Ed Director's Articles

Welcome to September


Yahrzeits August 28-September 3

(will be read September 9)

Jerome Degen

Bonnie Redding

Clara Shamesman

Ernest Snyder

Yahrzeits September 4-10

(will be read September 9)

Charles Bennett

Sarah Brown

Harry M. Ried

Herman Schaevitz

Allen Wood

Rose Zinger

Yahrzeits September 11-17

(will be read September 16)

Lillyan Chandler

Marilyn Fields

Mary Finkelstein

Kenneth Green

Domenic Iannini

Itzhak Kamien

Barbara Spiegler

Solomon Steiman

Adelaide Wexler

Elliot Winograd

Yahrzeits September 18-24

(will be read September 23)

Arnold Becker

Barbara Benowitz

Melvine Cort

Mary David

George Fuchs

Dorothy Heines

Herbert Hirsch

Helen Posner

Arthur O. Rainen

Aaron Rothstein

James Segal

Yahrzeits September 25-October 1

(will be read September 30)

Sampson Chandler

Carol Heines

Carol Kurzman

Lois Levy

Aaron Scolnick

George Smith

Donation Acknowledgements:

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

Donations from our members

Chai Fund

Kristin Morris (in memory of Toby Sedgwick’s cousin)

Enhanced Jewish Experience for Youth

1 anonymous donation

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Lawrence & Eileen Hirsch (thank you for officiating at Mike & Ally’s wedding)

Gerald & Anne Indorf (Yahrzeit of Hyman Indorf)

Rick & Carol Lydon

Mark Scolnick & Irma Cole (in honor of their 11th anniversary)

Helping Hand Fund

David & Fran Hirschel (Yahrzeit of Saul Hirschel)

Donations from friends of Congregation Shalom

No non-member donations

B'nai Mitzvot

09/03/2022  Ethan Gilmore-Wahlberg Bar Mitzvah

09/10/2022  Ella Barske  Bat Mitzvah

Please note that B'nai Mitzvah services are open to all members either in-person or virtually. While all services will follow the current Congregation Shalom COVID 19 restrictions and policies, each family may choose to add additional restrictions. Individual service details will be shared in the Weekly Updates.

New Members

Please welcome the following new members to our temple family: 

Newman Family: Robby and Tiffany, Liam and Gabriel

Thank You's

Thank you for the cards and congratulatory notes in honor of Michael and Ally’s wedding. We are blessed to be part of such a warm and thoughtful community. 

Eileen and Larry Hirsch

Thank you to the members who submitted donations to the temple in honor of my becoming a Bat Mitzvah. Thank you also to the Sisterhood and Brotherhood for the beautiful gifts. And finally, thank you to Rabbi Perry, Morah Deborah and all of the temple members who helped me get to this wonderful day in my life. I’m so glad that I could celebrate this achievement with my temple family.

Corinne DiGiovanni 

Bruce and I are very appreciative of the messages and cards we received and of the donations that were made in memory of my mother.

The warmth and support of our congregation feels very comforting at this difficult time.

Julie Beck Goss

And Don't Forget...
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 with any questions and/or for an application form. 
Grocery Cards

Grocery cards are available for Hannaford, Stop&Shop and Donelan's, 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, 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 or Rabbi Perry at, or feel free to call Katie at home.

Changed your address? 

Notify us at and we'll make sure all the right organizations at the Temple are informed. Please include your full name in your request.
iGIVE for Congregation Shalom

Shop online at 783 different well-known stores and donate money to Congregation Shalom. It's free and easy! Register at iGive for Congregation Shalom. Then, just go to the link when you shop.
If you make a purchase through iGive within 45 days of signing up, an extra $5.00 will go to Congregation Shalom. If you have any questions, please contact Laura.
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