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Parsha of the Week: 
Ekev: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
Torah of the Week: What exactly comprises a "stiff necked people?" Rabbi Sacks offers an explanation in his 2008 essay, and what can be considered a weakenss can be turned on its head into a strength in due time - a lesson for us all!

Israel is the land of milk and honey? Why is honey kosher, anyway? Is the bee honey the kind the parsha means? The answers to these questions and more here.
Parshat Ekev: Circumcise your Heart
What exactly does "circumsize your hearts" mean in the Parsha?


Rabbi Chorny weekend!
  • August 7Friday @ 6:15 pm - Erev Shabbat services - Community Potluck!
  • August 8Saturday @ 10 am - Shabbat Services with luncheon held by Susan Stern-Pearl in honor of her daughter, Paige Stern marrying Michael Fruchtman
  • August 14Friday @ 6:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Services
  • August 21Friday @ 6:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Services
  • August 22Saturday @ 9:30 am - Shabbat Services, Let's Make a Minyan
  • August 28Friday @ 6:15 pm - Erev Shabbat Service

Join us for our community potlucks! Bring your favorite veggie dish to share: salad, main course, or dessert!
Tzaddikim needed!
Help the homeless!
Join our dedicated TNS team in preparing and serving food at the Prado Day Center on Tuesday September 1, beginning at 11:30 am. Contact organizer Carol Berger at 481-2086 or
Lead our davening!
Please volunteer to read Torah, Haftarah or give the D’var Torah in our friendly, supportive lay-lead Friday and Saturday Shabbat Services.  Contact Mike Sommer at

If you would like to order a new memorial plaque for your loved one(s) to be installed on the Memorial Board at the Temple, please provide the following information to Saeed, along with a check for $100 per plaque, written to the order of Temple Ner Shalom, by the deadline of August 15. The plaques will be made and installed before the High Holy Days:

Name: _____________________

Hebrew Name: ________ ben or bat _____________

Date of passing (including the year): ______________ (Saeed will convert to Hebrew date)

High Holiday Announcement!
We are delighted to announce that Mark Singer will join us in leading services on Rosh Hashanna, along with Rabbi Chorny and members of the congregation.  Mark is an accomplished singer/actor with an extensive performance history in concert, the theater, opera, and cabaret, along with a career of writer, arts executive, actor, CFO and Wall Street investor. His father, Cantor Isadore Singer had a forty year career as a cantor.  He spent 32 of those years as Chazzan at Temple Emanuel in Passaic, New Jersey.  

Gary Canant and Paul Stallman will delight us with extraordinary Shofar sounds.

More on Rabbi Chorny:
In May of 2014, Rabbi Chorny was ordained and received a Masters Degree in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.  He holds a BS degree from Penn State and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Hebrew.

Rabbi Chorny received the David Scharps Memorial Prize in Talmud and a fellowship from Rabbis Without Borders.
Help make a minyan!
Every Fri: 6:15pm
2nd&4th Sat: 9:30 am
Join us every:
1st Sat: 
10:30 am Torah study

6:30 PM: Seudat/Havdalah
Community News:
Todah rabah for the following donations!
General Fund
In honor of Paul Dempsey's Bar Mitzvah from Susan Appel and Michael Dempsey
Religious School
In honor of Binah Polay for her great teaching of Paul Dempsey for his Bar Mitzvah from Susan Appel and Michael Dempsey
In honor for all Ann Glazer has done for the religious school from Susan Appel and Michael Dempsey

Temple Ner Shalom is once again planning an Adult Education program for this fall and winter. Our classes will be led by Rabbi Chorny. While details will be announced in the coming months, we need your feedback on what topics you'd like to know more about, or are passionate about. Please contact Susan Shalit with suggestions asap so that we can more closely meet your needs and interests. 

TNS has just received another shipment of Mahzor Lev Shalem, the new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. They can be purchased for $30 from Susan Stern-Pearl.  Please contact her at: if you need to place your order.

Share your news with us!
Share a Simcha!
Happy Birthday to:
August 6 Judith Freeman
August 8 Shauna Coss
Send us your simchas! New house? New baby? New business venture?
Community Prayers:
  • Maxie Canant
  • David Cohen
  • Jody Eastman
  • Sophie Fishman
  • Hannah Len
Av 17, Aug. 2 Victoria Neydawood,
Relative of Saeed Niku
Av 20, Aug. 5 Harry Buchbinder,
Father of Brenda Hock
Av 22, Aug. 7 Morris Zegerson
(Michael ben Yosef),
Grandfather of Dr. Josef Schwartz
Av 23, Aug. 8 Lillian Berger,
Mother of Carol Berger
Av 23, Aug. 8 Harry Tuman,
Father of Fran Blatter

Feel free to email your davening needs to us to be included. Would you like to memorialize your loved one on the plaque at TNS? Click to find out more!
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