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Parsha of the Week: 
Re'eh: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:7
Mitzvah of the Week: Kashrut!

Whether you keep to the kosher dietary laws or not, there's something wonderful about studying them. It's not just about shunning the cheeseburger . . . there's so much more to it. For an overview of kashrut, follow this link. And then, check out this essay about kashrut in the Conservative movement.
Kosher Slaughter: A behind the scenes look at Kosher food preparation
"I think anyone that eats meat should understand." This video may not be suitable for all viewers, it does contain the killing of a chicken, but if you'd like to see a shechita, this is how it's done.

A Message from Rabbi Chorny
A Short Guide to Spiritual Inventory

"Perhaps our most important preparation ritual is that which we do before the arrival of Rosh Hashanah. While we do not build or gather anything for this holiday, neither do we remove anything from our homes, our task is at least as arduous. For the month of Elul, leading up to the New Year, our tradition calls on us to take a thorough accounting of our souls (Cheshbon HaNefeshand return to our better selves (Teshuvah).

". . . How does one take a “spiritual inventory”? Our tradition does not offer a discreet list of character traits or behaviors that we can check off as we go about our days, so how can we know when we are on track or falling behind? There is no singular method for this all-important work, but we are commanded to engage in it. But how?" 


  • 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:

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!

Congratulations to Hannah and John Melendy on their marriage June 28- Niece of Jayne and Steve Cohen 

Happy Birthday to:
August 12 Linda Blonsley
August 12 Lara Storm
August 14 Jules Hock
Happy Anniversary to:
August 12 Susan &
Michael Appel
August 15 Helene Blatter
& Jeff Gutkin
Send us your simchas! New house? New baby? New business venture?
Community Prayers:
  • Maxie Canant
  • David Cohen
  • Jody Eastman
  • Sophie Fishman
  • Hannah Len
Av 26, Aug. 11 Ben Marcus,
Uncle of Susan Shalit
Av 29, Aug. 14 Ruth Kastrow,
Grandmother of Jody Eastman
Elul 1, Aug. 16 Tauba Kapustyansky,
Relative of Marianna Pilch
Elul 6, Aug. 21 Lila Diringer,
Mother of Joel Diringer

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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