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Friday, December 10, 2010

Greenwich, CT Real Estate Market - November 2010 - www.GreenwichCT.com

November was not a crazy month by any stretch of the imagination. We had 25 sales, which is pretty close to the 29 we had in 2009. Historically it is never a big month as most people are consumed by (or consuming) turkey and football. This odd period between the holidays is never really a hot time. One thing I would like to point out about this November is that the sales were considerably smaller in price than the average and last November. We saw an average sales price of $1.375m, which is about a million less than the average. There were many condo and apartment transactions in Greenwich.

For the year, sales are way up when compared to 2009 and inventory has remained about the same. I see this as a good sign for things to come. I expect the inventory number to jump come January and February for cyclical reasons - people like to buy and sell in the spring and people like to buy when they have money/bonuses.

On another note, I just launched my new website www.GreenwichCT.com. On this website I (together with other contributors) will be posting as much as I can about the town. These monthly emails will be posted and categorized into the real estate section. I have a Greenwich 365 section where I post a new thing to do every day. I am currently working with Greg Skidmore of Belray Asset Management to get as much content as we can. I want this to be a community website. If you know of anyone that would like to help out please speak up.
I wish everyone an excellent December and holiday season.

Scott P. Elwell
Al Filippone Associates @ William Raveis
45 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Cell: 203.940.0444

Want to search Greenwich, CT? Go to elwellsc.grw.mlxchange.com
Want to search Fairfield County? Go to scottelwell.listingbook.com

Scott Elwell - 203.940.0444

Temple Sholom Weekly E-Bulletin

Temple Sholom E-Bulletin
December 10, 2010
Temple Sholom Sancuary

This Week 2

Sunday, December 12

"Keep the Lights Burning" FIDF Concert & Post Chanukah Party

Monday, December 13


Wednesday, December 15

Lunch n' Learn

Thursday, December 16

"Blessings of the Skinned Knee",

JNYC Pan Asian Dinner
Find us on Facebook
Candle Lighting
Friday, Dec. 10
4:08 pm

Temple Sholom's
Worship Schedule
Friday, Dec. 10
6:30- 7:15 pm

Saturday, Dec. 11
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 12
8:30 - 9:15 am
Temple Sholom
Simcha Corner

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Mazel Tov to:

Kenneth Bloom & Abby Meiselman, on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Phoebe.

Michael & Lisa Hecht, on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Samantha.

Thomas & Paula McCloskey, on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jared.

Upcoming Adult Education

at Temple Sholom

Refresh, Renew, Release

with Reb. Allison

Fridays, Jan. 7, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Jewish Text Exploration

with Rabbi Mitch

Tuesdays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Martin Luther King & The Jews

Lunch 'n Learn with Rabbi Mitch Wednesday, January 12, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Hebrew School for Adults

with Cantor Asa

Wednesdays, Jan.12 - Feb.9, 7:00-8:30pm

Advanced Beginner Hebrew

with Reb Allison

Thursdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 10,

9:30 - 11:00 am

Parenting Discussion

with Rabbi Shira Leibowitz

Friday, Jan. 14, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Anti-Zionism is Anti Semitism

Lunch 'n Learn with Rabbi Mitch Wednesday, January 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm

American Jews & Israel: The Beinart Controversy

Israel Study group facilitated

by Gaviel Rosenfeld

Sunday, Jan. 23, 9:15 - 10:30 am

Addressing Racism in German Today Lunch 'n Learn presented by AJC with Eugene Dubow and Don Snyder Wednesday, Jan. 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

All programs are no fee. To register or for more information, contact Alice Schoen at 203-542-7165 or at alice.schoen@templesholom.com

Rabbi Mitch's

Weekly Teaching

I recall sitting and watching the 1980 Winter Olympics and witnessing the "Miracle on Ice" with Al Michaels' famous call as the US Hockey Team won against the Soviets: "Do You believe in miracles? Yes!"

Click here to see the full version of this Teaching by Rabbi Mitch.

See Below or Click Here for information about the devastating fire in Israel and how you can help.


"Keep the Lights Burning"

a Post Community Chanukah Celebration, December 12th, 3:30 pm

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Come dance, sing and enjoy a special concert with the FIDF (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces) musical ensemble. Then its party time! We will have a DJ, food, games & arts & crafts and more...

Many local Jewish organizations have been our community partners on this event. Invite your friends! No Charge.

For more information, call Alice Schoen, (203) 542-7165.

Sisterhood's Mahjongg for the Masses

Monday, December 13th and the 2nd Monday of EVERY month at 7:00 pm.

RSVP required: Phyllis Shapiro at 203-637-7809 or wigini@gmail.com
Jewish Network of Young Couples (JNYC) 3rd Annual Pan-Asian Dinner
Thursday, December 16th, 7:00 pm

Join the Jewish Network of Young Couples for the 3rd annual Pan-Asian dinner. This is a great opportunity to socialize with friends old and new!
To rsvp, contact Sarah Fradkin at sesamesarah@gmail.com

shabbat_artCongregational Shabbat Kiddish

Saturday, December 18th

Join our Teen Choir for Saturday morning services as we bless our group heading to Israel. Services will be followed by a congregational kiddish with families from the YCFS and Rak Shabbat services.
An Interfaith Broadway Concert
Sponsored by Jewels by Viggi

Saturday, January 22nd, 7:30 pm
Come listen to Cantor Asa and Choirs from local Churches & synagogues sing some of your favorite Broadway Tunes.

Nursery School Highlights

Enrollment for Fall 2011 is now open! Don't forget to send in your forms!

Music and Movement Class, Mondays, January 3rd - March 28, 9:30 - 10:15am space is still available

Little Explorers, Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 space is still available

SMNS Jazz Fest, January 29th, 7:30 pm

For more information, contact Reiko Moriguchi at 203-542-7162 or at reiko.moriguchi@templesholom.com

In and Around the Community...

AJC Westchester's "Israel...New Perspectives", Saturday, December 11th, 8:00 pm. An elegant evening featuring Israeli wine tasting, Israeli snacks and an exciting discussion of the award winning Israeli wine industry. Tickets are $36 pp, limited to 50. Event is being held in Port Chester at Congregation KTI. For more information contact, AJC at 914.948.5585 or westchester@ajc.org

Discover Schechter Westchester, Tuesday, December 14th at 8 pm. at the home of Steve & Elizabeth Katz. For more information and to rsvp, call Diana Schutt at 914-948-3111 ext. 4370 or email her at dschutt@solomon-schechter.com

Response to Fire Disaster
Israel's North


On Thursday, December 2, 2010, a forest fire broke out in Israel's Carmel countryside, which spread rapidly across the tinder-dry land, left parched after the hottest November in Israel in 60 years.

Forty-one people died, and tens have been injured and 10,000 residents, including 600 prison inmates, were evacuated as the blaze raged out of control, devastating hundreds of acres of pine forest before sweeping down the slopes of the Carmel plateau towards Israel's third largest city.

As of Friday the blaze had spread and currently the fire is not yet under control.

We know that many people's first instinct is to help, and we know that there are many good ways to do that.

1) Prayer - At moments like these, we believe that prayers help as well. Click here for a prayer for Israel at this moment of need from the Masorti Movement in Israel. Please share this prayer on your listserves and recite it on Shabbat with your kehillah.

2) Donations - We suggest donating through Masorti,the Conservative movement in Israel. The fund will meet immediate relief needs, including housing. After that, money will be spent on longer-term relief volunteer efforts through Noam, Masorti's youth movement in Israel. Any leftover funds will go to our partners, the Jewish National Fund, as a gift from the Conservative/Masorti movement.

To donate online, go to Masorti's contribution page and click on the Fire Emergency Fund link in the Program Designation dropdown menu.

To donate by check, send it to:

Masorti Foundation

475 Riverside Drive

Suite 832

New York NY 10115

and note that it's for the "Fire Emergency Fund", or call the foundation at 212-870-2216 to donate by credit card.

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CT NEWS ALERT: Two More Suits Alleging Reardon Sex Assaults Filed

Two More Suits Alleging Reardon Sex Assaults Filed

Two more lawsuits filed Friday in Superior Court accuse St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center of allowing the late Dr. George Reardon to sexually assault children under the guise of doing a growth study.

Rabbi's Weekly Teaching

Weekly Teaching
By Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


"Keep the Lights Burning"
FIDF Musical Ensemble Concert
& Community Post Chanukah Celebration
3:30 pm

No charge, bring your friends!

Parashat Vayigash
December 10, 2010
Teaching by Rabbi Mitch

I recall sitting and watching the 1980 Winter Olympics and witnessing the "Miracle on Ice" with Al Michaels' famous call as the US Hockey Team won against the Soviets: "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

After we concluded Chanukah this year, I felt like shouting out Michael's words: "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

Not because of an athletic underdog winning against the odds, but, because we live in a world where miracles exist each and every day.

Miracles are the banner of God's presence manifest within our world.

Miracles surround us, and are within us. And, we are the


Fundamental to our Judaism is the belief that we are the

miracle-makers. When we see someone in need, our tradition teaches us to not rely on God, but, because of God, take care of the need.

When the Maccabees only had enough oil for one day, and needed the supplies to last for eight, they lit the oil anyhow, because this is what we as Jews are trained to do.

2000 years ago, when our Jewish Homeland was destroyed by the Romans and we were subjected to the great Diaspora, we never gave up hope. We believed in the miracle of our restoration, and we made this miracle come true.

On May 14th, 1948 a Jewish flag flew once again in our self-autonomous Jewish home. The miracle of Jewish redemption had taken place.

We will again witness the miracle of Israel when we gather Sunday at 3:30 PM and share in the music of a special Israeli soldier ensemble; celebrating the continued miracles of our lives with our concert and celebration of "Keeping the Lights Burning".

Every day we can be miracle-makers. We can kiss our children and share the miracle of love. We can share of our time and resources with our family, friends, and community. We can engage with Israel and become more educated and become strong advocates for the greatest Jewish miracle within our history since the parting of the Sea.

The first prime minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, had it right: "In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Mitch

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

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