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09/15/11 The Raw Greenwich BLOG Feed

Blog Posts About Greenwich, CT
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09/15/11 This Week At Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom E-Bulletin September 15th, 2011
Temple Sholom Sancuary

This Week 2

Friday, September 16th

Neshama Yoga ; Deadline for Sisterhood Book of Remembrance and New Year's Greeting

Saturday, September 17th

Rak Shabbat; YCFS; JNYC

Sunday, September 18th

Nursery School Welcome Back Event; USY

Monday, September 19th

Sisterhood Mahjonng

Tuesday, September 20th

Lunch 'n' Learn with Rav David; Israel Mission Informational Meeting

Wednesday, September 21st

Nursery School Welcome Breakfast;

JBL Informational Meeting

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Candle Lighting
Friday, September 16th
Temple Sholom's
Worship Schedule
Friday, September 16th
6:30 - 7:15pm

Saturday, September 17th
9:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday, September 18th
8:30 - 9:15am

Temple Sholom

Simcha Corner

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Mazel Tov To:

Jill and and Jeffrey Weiss on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Leigh.

Bonnie and Brian Roth on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob.

Leora Levy and Ellen Davis on receiving the YWCA Spirit of Greenwich Awards.

Don't forget to respond! Our deadline is TODAY!

Sisterhood's Yizkor Book of Remembrance

Have you received your mailing regarding participation in the annual Sisterhood Yizkor Book of Remembrance?

For more information, call Debbie Finkelstein at (203) 625-3182 or email her at debbiefink@aol.com.

Join Us For Tashlich & Lunch With

Sheldon Low

Friday, September 30th at 2:00pm

Sheldon Low Publicity Photo

Join Rabbi Mitch with special guest Sheldon Low, at the home of

Jen and Mickey Lowitt.

We'd love to have you join us.

Please rsvp to Alice Schoen at

(203) 542-7165 or email her at alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood of

Temple Sholom.

Sisterhood Programs...

Starting This Week!

Neshama Yoga, Friday, September 16th, 9:15am

Sisterhood will be offering a free trial class of Neshama Yoga in Temple Sholom's Youth Lounge. Neshama Yoga, developed by Jackie Tepper, RYT, is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. It accesses the healing and elevating effects of Kundalini Yoga within a Jewish context. Click here for information about this unique form of Yoga.

Mahjonng, Monday, September 19th, 7:00pm

Sisterhood will begin its monthly Mahonng evenings for experience and beginner players.Temple members and nonmembers are welcome! Our teacher, Stephanie Buckley, will be available monthly if needed. To play with Stephanie, fee is $10 - limited to 16 new players. You must rsvp to be insured a spot at a table. Please let us know if you can bring a mahjonng set!

Sisterhood Book ClubBook Club, Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00pm

Sisterhood's new monthly book club will begin with My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar. The discussion will be led by Marilyn Schwartz, a Temple Sholom member and experienced book club facilitator. Three copies of the book are available in the Temple Sholom library or they can be purchased on Amazon as softcover or ebook. Men and women are welcome to participate.

If you have any questions regarding any of Sisterhood programs, please call Phyllis Shapiro at (203) 637-7809 or email her at wigini@gmail.com.

High Holidays


Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday, September 28th at sundown. Start preparing for the Days of Awe with Temple Sholom's High Holiday resources. Click here for a full schedule of services!

This Weekend -

There's Still Time To RSVP!

Cafe 5772:

A Celebration of the Jewish New Year

Our Jewish Network of Young Couples (JNYC)

Fall Event

Saturday evening, September 17th,

at 8:00pm

This gathering in honor of the coming Jewish New Year 5772 will be an evening of live music, great food,

and socializing with friends,

hosted by Jennifer and Alon Kutai.

Featuring sushi and a dessert bar and live jazz under the stars!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sarah Fradkin at

(203) 204-2567 or email her at jnycgreenwich@gmail.com.

Young Children's

Family Services,

Saturday, September 17th, 11:00 - 12:00pm

Singing, Dancing, Stories and Prayer!

YCFS is a spirited and child-centered Shabbat service for children (2nd grade and younger) and their families. It is led by Rabbi Allison Berlinger. YCFS is a wonderful opportunity for families to share in the religious school experience, socialize within our community and help our children discover their Jewish selves in a musical and entertaining service.

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Rak Shabbat

Saturday, September 17th, 10:30am - 12:00 noon, followed by Kiddush, taking place in the Youth Lounge.

3rd - 7th graders and parents are invited to join Rav David and Naomi Less for an exciting, thought-provoking, and fun musical Shabbat morning service. All are welcome!

Religious School Opening Day This Weekend!

Sunday, September 18th, First Day for Pre K - 2nd grades.

Tuesday, September 20th, First Day for 3rd - 7th grades & Sababa. Click here for a complete religious school calendar.

TSRS proudly announces the launch of Chalutzim!

TSRS families: Are your teens ready to be Chalutzim? This week marks the launch of our new, flexible, innovative and dynamic program for teens called Chalutzim (the Hebrew word for "pioneers.") Featuring programs covering topics from music to movies to Madrichim and more, our teen pioneers are sure to find new ways to explore Jewish learning! Watch your mailbox this week for a complete catalog of opportunities, or for more information/to sign up, email Reb Allison!

Temple Sholom

Mission to Israel:

Informational Meeting

Tuesday, September 20th


Don't miss out on this special opportunity to travel to the Holy Land on a trip led by Rabbi Mitch, Rev. Jim Lemler, and Temple Sholom staff members.

Find out more at our congregational informational meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00pm.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, call Lori Baden, Senior Director of Membership and Programming, at (203) 542-7162, or email lori.baden@templesholom.com.

Don't wait! Spaces are filling up quickly!

Click here to view the itinerary of Temple Sholom's Israel Trip - February 9th - 19th,

lifelong learning

High Holiday 5772

Lunch 'n' Learn Series

with Rav David and

Cantor Asa

Throughout September, our

Lunch 'n' Learn series will help us to prepare for the High Holidays.

Tuesday, September 20th

12:00 - 1:00pm

Getting Existential: Teshuva (Repentance) and the Remaking of the Self with Rav David

Tuesday, September 27th

12:00 - 1:00pm

High Holiday Melody Workshop with Cantor Asa.

Come hear some of your favorite High Holiday melodies, and learn more about the composers and musicians who have shaped our sacred Festival liturgy.

Kids: Got Game?

Parents: Want to coach?

Join the JBL!

We're looking for a few good 'ballers to put together one or more Temple Sholom teams for the 2011-12 season of the Westchester Jewish Basketball League. There are three divisions: 5th - 6th grade, 7th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade. Both boys and girls who are not a senior varsity roster are eligible to play (teams are mixed gender, but mostly boys) and every player will participate in every game.

The season runs from late November through early March, and games are once a week.

If you're interested in playing or coaching, please come to our WJBL Informational Meeting in the Davis Lounge on Wednesday, September 21st, at 7:30pm.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Temple Sholom's resident 'baller, Rav David, at (203) 542-7163, or at RavDavid@templesholom.com.

In and Around the Community...

Bi-Cultural Day School Lunch and Learn, Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00pm, September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, and October 10th. Satisfy your hunger and nourish your mind! All classes will be held at BCDS, 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Ct. Any questions, call (203) 329-2186.

The Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) Open House, Sunday, October 23rd 1:00 - 3:00pm: Come see what JHSC has to offer. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available. For more information, call JHSC at (203) 275-8448 or visit them on the web at info@jhsct.org.

JFS Rosh Hodesh - Its a Girl Thing 7th & 8th Grade Program Begins on October 24th, 7:00 - 8:00pm at Temple Sholom. Through creative mediums girls come together to learn about themselves and Judaism in a cool enviroment. Each month, the group celebrates the new Jewish month through activities explaining important Jewish women, ideas, values and topics relevant to teenage girls. For more information, contact Dinah Miller Marlowe at (203) 622-1881, x 12 or at DMMarlowe@jfsgreenwich.org.

Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine: The United Nations General Assembly may hold a vote this September on whether or not to endorse a unilaterally declared Palestinianand it is important that we be prepared for this possibility. In an effort to raise our collective voice against a unilaterally declared Palestinian state, JCRC-NY has created an online petition which will be presented at a major press conference at the UN in September. We invite you to click here to sign the petition: http:www.jcrcny.org/udipetition.

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/15/11 Island Beach Memories: Remember outside of the locker room pavillion...

Remember outside of the locker room pavillion...
Diane DeStefano 6:20pm Sep 15
Remember outside of the locker room pavillion there was a hand crank where you could put your wet bathing suit thru to squeeze out the water so it wouldnt sop up your beach bag...but it didnt work so well on your hair...lol...I tried it as a teen..a dare with friends..one that I shouldnt have done..but my hair got stuck wrapped around the roll and it was the last boat leaving and the capt had to wait till my hair allcame unwrapped..I was not gonna cut it out!!fun of being a teen and going to beach with friends..lol

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09/15/11 Greenwich Congressman Jim Himes Announces Military Academy Nomination Application Deadline and 2011 Service Academy Day

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) advised candidates seeking a congressional nomination for 2012 admission into one of the nation’s four military academies that applications are due to his office by 4:00pm on Friday, December 2nd. Applications are available on the Congressman’s website and from high school guidance counselors throughout the 4th District.

“One of my favorite duties as a Member of Congress is nominating the best and brightest young men and women of Connecticut’s 4th District to our nation’s service academies,” said Himes. “If you are a highly motivated, well-rounded, successful student, I invite you to consider the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically, and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as a military officer in the service of our nation.”

A panel of judges will review submitted applications and conduct interviews with candidates in mid-December. Candidates must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed their 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year of admission and live in the 4th Congressional district.

More information on the academy nomination process is available by calling the Congressman’s office at 866-453-0028 or by visiting the Academy Nominations page here.

To download an application, click here.

2011 Service Academy Day

Congressman Himes also reminded students that the Connecticut Congressional delegation’s 2011 Military Service Academy Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Middlesex Community College. Students should attend Academy Day if they are interested in applying to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy. This event provides candidates an opportunity to have their questions answered by staff from the Congressional delegation and academies, and gain a better understanding of each academy’s admission process.

What: 2011 Connecticut Military Service Academy Day
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Who: Academy Applicants, Family, Congressional Staff and Academy Admissions Officers
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Place: Middlesex Community College
Address: 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, Connecticut

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09/15/11 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Early Evening Edition

  1. Cyclists Tour Greenwich on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Harrison

    The Volvo of Stamford Tour de Greenwich XXVII , a 20-mile bicycle race, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning at Greenwich High School.

  2. Metro-North to surpass LIRR to become nation's busiest rail lineRead the original story

    Darien News-Review

    ... Line's fastest growing customer groups are intrastate commuters who travel to employment hubs like Stamford and Greenwich, as well as reverse commuters who travel to Stamford and Greenwich from New York City. Arena said Long Island Rail Road does ...

  3. Ex-wife may recover assets tied to Ponzi scheme: courtRead the original story


    ... on $7.59 million of assets held by Janet Schaberg, who was once married to Stephen Walsh, a former principal at Greenwich, Connecticut-based WG Trading Co. Schaberg was not implicated when Walsh and former partner Paul Greenwood were accused in 2009 ...

  4. 2 men charged in statewide burglary spreeRead the original story

    New Canaan News-Review

    Mark Missino, one of two men Greenwich police arrested in connection with a burglary spree that included hits on locations in New Canaan, Stamford, Glastonbury, Madison, Conn.

  5. Two Charged In Statewide Burglary SpreeRead the original story


    ... in January 2010 and continued until mid-November 2010. During the course of the investigation, detectives from the Greenwich Police Department worked with more than 12 state and federal agencies across the state. Police said Missino and McAllister ...

  6. Wall St advances for fourth dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Independent Online

    ... doing, we're comfortable too," said Steve Sosnick, equity-risk manager at Timber Hill/Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 131.35 points, or 1.17 percent, at 11,378.08. The Standard & Poor's ...

  7. Chappaqua Husband and Wife Keep Homes GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    ... l be no charge and Maid Brigade will write a check to a local non-profit for the amount they were supposed to pay. GREENWICH, Conn. - The Greenwich pet of the week is Foxy Brown, a 9-month-old bull terrier mix who was transferred to Adopt-A-Dog...

  8. Woman Arrested Trying To Use Fake ID in GreenwichRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    A Bronx, N.Y., woman was arrested in Greenwich on Tuesday for allegedly trying to use fake names and identification to take money out of two Chase banks on and near West Putnam Avenue, police said.

  9. Son Serves as Greenwich Mom's College InspirationRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Daily Greenwich

    There are any number of reasons to go back to college and earn a degree. For Mary Buck of Greenwich, it's the young man soaking up sunshine in her front yard.

  10. Former Student Takes Over Greenwich Dance StudioRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    ... background and marketing expertise to reinvent the studio. Reflagging it as The Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich , Georgopulo completely remodeled it into a Regency-period grand ballroom with a modern twist of cutting edge audio/visual ...

  11. Tarry Lodge Soothes the Savage Weekend DinerRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Port Chester

    ... their menu favorites, along with other area restaurants with delicious dishes to offer. Kerri, a graceful Greenwich, Conn. resident, mother and soon-to-be food blogger sat down next to me after my brunch companion and I had settled in. She and her ...

  12. Western Aircraft Completes Install of Garmin 650/750 Touch ScreenRead the original story

    Aircraft Maintenance Technology

    Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, recently completed an installation of the Garmin GTN 650 and GTN 750 GPS/COMM/NAV System along with the Garmin remote audio panel, remote transponder and GDL-69A XM weather receiver on a Pilatus PC-12. The newly released system features touchscreen operation, graphical weather remote transponder, ...

  13. Weeden & Co. and Pragma Introduce Ghost AlgorithmRead the original story

    Business Wire

    ... value-added research products serve a client base of over 1,000 institutions worldwide. Its headquarters are in Greenwich CT, with offices in Boston, Rosemont/Chicago, Greenbrae/San Francisco, and Minneapolis. For additional information, please ..

  14. Greenwich Democrat Lee Whitnum suing town and Peter Tesei for allowing bar mitzvah at Town HallRead the original story


    State Senate hopeful Lee Whitnum has filed a lawsuit against the town ofGreenwich and First Selectman Peter Tesei on the grounds that they breached the constitutional barrier between church and state by allowing a bar mitzvah to take place at Town Hall.

  15. DreamWorks Joins Studios Venturing in ChinaRead the original story


    ... 2" grossed a record-breaking 597 million yuan (about $93 million dollars) this past summer. DreamWorks is using Greenwich, Conn.-based recruitment firm RSR Partners to find a president for the new operation, which has yet to set a launch date ...

  16. District Takes Aim at BullyingRead the original story


    ... the months that followed highly publicized instances of bullying in schools -including so-called "Smut Lists" in Greenwich and Norwalk , and the suicide of Tyler Clementi -Fairfield's policy is "perhaps the most all-encompassing thing about bullying ..

  17. Q Poll: Malloy, power companies score good grades for Irene response; Gov's overall rating sees little changeRead the original storyNewsTimesLive.com

    ... Carol Kaliff / The News-Times Out-of-state power crews from New York prepare to work on power lines in backcountry Greenwich Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Though CL&P has restored power to approximately 6,000 Greenwich customers in the past two days, some ...

  18. Walla shines in LPGA Futures Tour appearanceRead the original story

    The Aspen Times

    GREENWICH, Conn. - Kristin Walla deemed her first LPGA Futures Tour appearance a "pretty unique experience." That might be a bit of an understatement.

  19. Greenwich tops in scholarship programRead the original story

    Connecticut Post

    Greenwich High School has more National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists than any public or private school in Connecticut this year, according to results released Wednesday.

  20. Democratic US Senate Candidate Sues Town, TeseiRead the original story


    Candidate for the Democratic nomination for US Senate in Connecticut, Greenwichresident Lee Whitnum has filed a Town of Greenwich and First Selectman Peter Tesei's decision to rent town hall facilities for the 63rd israeli Independence celebration.

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