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Parsha of the Week: 
Nitzavim: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20
Judaism of the Week: Elul and Teshuva

This week's parsha talks about teshuva, and we're entering the homestretch to the High Holidays, so let's talk about teshuva ourselves! Last night began the inclusion of the selichot prayers that gets inserted into our daily davening as we approach Rosh Hoshana. 

Beyond that, let's explore some customs of the month of Elul:
  • The shofar is blown every weekday morning (but not Shabbat)
  • We are encouraged to seek forgiveness to the wrongs we've done to others (more on this coming soon!)
  • It's a good time to visit a cemetery to visit passed loved ones and contemplate The World to Come
  • Check those mezuzahs and teffilin for any issues - you want to start the new year out right!
Parshat Nitzavim: The People "Sign" their Covenant
Moshe puts the fear of G-d into the heart of the Israelites on his final day.

Community Calendar

  • September 11Friday @ 6:15 pm  - Erev Shabbat Service  
  • September 12Saturday @ 9:30 am – Shabbat Service – Let’s make a Minyan! 
  • September 13Sunday @ 6:15 pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
  • September 14, Monday 8:30 am - First day of Rosh Hashanah Service with Guest Chazzan, Mark Singer, Shofar Blowing by Paul Stallman. TNS has traditionally held Tashlich at Laguna Lake but this year reports are that it is dried up due to drought conditions.  We encourage you to take your friends and family to the nearest body of water near your home for Tashlich, and don't forget your bread crumbs. 
  • September 14, Monday 6:15 pm - Evening Service
  • September 15Tuesday @ 8:30 am - Second Day of Rosh Hashanah Service, Guest Chazzan, Mark Singer
Join us for our community potlucks! Bring your favorite veggie dish to share: salad, main course, or dessert!
Tzaddikim needed!
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 michael.sommer@gmail.com.
High Holy Days Announcement!
 
We are delighted to announce that Mark Singer will join us in leading services on Rosh 
Hashanah 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
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Rabbi Daniel Chorny was raised in Bogotá, Colombia. He went on to complete his undergraduate education with distinction at the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his B.S. in Business Management. He then completed a year of Torah Lishmah study at the
Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he met his wife, Hillary Chorny. Rabbi Chorny received his rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from Jewish Theological Seminary in 2014, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Help make a minyan!
Fridays at 6:15 pm &
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday at 9:30 am
Join us every:
1st Sat: 
10:30 am Torah study

6:30 PM: Seudat/Havdalah
Rabbi Ammos Chorny
Beth Tikvah of Naples
Todah Rabah!
Donations: Thank you to Mike & Linda Sommer for their generous donations!

Seudah Shlishit: Thank you to Tom and Judy Freeman for opening their beautiful home to a large TNS Seudah and Havdalah gathering on Saturday.  It was an exceptional time.

Prado Center: Thank you to our new volunteers for their help in serving at Prado, Tuesday, Sept. 1st:  Susan Stern-Pearl and Dr. Don Smilovitz. Together with our regulars: Linda & Mike, Margaret & David, June, Etti, Sharon, Saeed, Sheri, Amir and Rouvaishyana, we provided a wonderful lunch to the clients. Please note our next Prado lunch is Tuesday Nov. 3rd which will be the end of our commitment for 2015! Please plan on joining us. Thank you, Carol Berger

Community News:
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.  To place an order, send e-mail to Susan @ sstern2125@aol.com.
Share a Simcha!
Happy Birthday to:
September 11 Mike Sommer
September 14 Alan Niku

Happy Anniversary to:   
Sept.24, Leslie Kasanoff &
              Paul Haueter

 
Send us your simchas! New house? New baby? New business venture?
Community Prayers:
  • Ruth Starr
  • Maxie Canant
  • David Cohen
  • Jody Eastman
  • Sophie Fishman
  • Hannah Len
Yahrtzeits:

Elul 15, Aug. 30, Rose Botwinik,
        grandmother of Yael Gott
Elul 15, Aug. 30, Brian Neiberg,
        nephew of Eileen Berger
Elul 25, Sept. 9, Solomon Kastrow,
         u
ncle of Jody Eastman
Elul 26, Sept.10, Jack Pearl,
          husband of Susan Stern-Pearl
Elul 28, Sept.12, Pedro Concepcion,
           f
ather of Linda Sommer


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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