Shabbat Shalom

שבת שלום
September 1-2, 2017
10-11 Elul 5777

400 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine
Room 4A

Parashat Ki Tetse
Annual: Deut. 21:10-25:19
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10

Candle Lighting
Friday, September 1 -6:57 pm

Saturday, September 2 – 7:55 pm

High Holidays Schedule

Our dear family and friends of the Shaarey Tphiloh Community,

We warmly invite you to join us for the High Holidays! As we say goodbye to the past year and welcome 5778, we would love for you to join us for the many celebrations in the coming weeks.

All are welcome at our shul at 400 Deering Avenue in Portland, Maine. No tickets are required; however, donations are always welcome so that we can continue to offer our community a safe and inviting home of worship for years to come. As with last year, reserved seats are available only for dues-paying members, volunteers and donors due to the limits of our more intimate space. There will be limited free seating available to those who do not reserve a seat ahead of time. If you would like to reserve a seat, call 774-2649 or send us an email at

This year, Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 20th and continues through Friday, September 22nd. Yom Kippur begins with Kol Nidrei on Friday evening, September 29th. The cantors for the High Holidays this year will be Josh Pernick, Levi Mastrangelo, Eitan Kahn and Joel Kahn.

Please click on the button below to see this year’s calendar detailing the schedule of events throughout the holidays.

Many of you have received a letter regarding the 5778 Book of Remembrance that we use to recall and remember the names of our loved ones during Yizkor and other such times. There was an error in the letter that requested a remittance envelope be filled out and sent back though no envelope was included. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused and encourage you to call Daniel at 774-2649 or send an email to and let him know what names you would like to publish in the book, the associated donation and payment options. Bear in mind, that is no trouble if you would like to publish the same names and make the same donation as last year, either way, please notify Daniel at the office.

We look forward to seeing you at High Holidays in just a few short weeks.

Natan Kahn M.D.

Daniel Heinrich
Administrative Assistant


In honor of the upcoming nuptials of their son Eitan Kahn and his bride-to-be Yael Shapiro, the Kahn family invites you to join them for a special Aufruf Luncheon following services on

Saturday, September 2nd

Mazel Tov!



Josh Pernick

Our Student Rabbi, Josh Pernick, will be leading services

Shabbat on September 9th.

Please join us as we welcome him back from his summer travels!





KBE is partnering with the Pop-Up Challah Shop to bring you the

First-Ever High Challah-Days Challah Shop

Our baker, Daniel Heinrich and KBE students will be baking sweet raisin Challot for the High Holidays available for pre-order now. Each sweet Challah costs $5.00 Place your order by Sunday, September 10th by calling the TBE Office at (207) 774-2649 or email at

The Pop-Up Challah Shop will be closed during the High Holidays (the week of Sept. 20) until after Simchat Torah (the week of Oct. 20)
In the meantime, regular Challah is still available so place your order now using our new order form!

Order Now!

Sponsor a Kiddush!

Temple Beth El and Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh are partnering to offer Kiddush refreshments on Shabbat and holidays. Sharing a Friday night or Shabbat service and Kiddush is a wonderful opportunity to support our congregations, build community, share in the simcha of a birthday, anniversary or graduation, and offer comfort to those observing a yahrzeit.
Please note, due to the increased cost of lox, premium level Kiddush sponsorships now cost $200.

Click here for more info

Sunday Simcha!

Sunday Mornings – 6:30 to 8:30 am
We welcome new hosts: Hillel, Marshall Tinkle, Emily Epstein, Natan Kahn and Joel Kahn.

Sunday Simcha is the only Jewish music program in Maine and northern New England and one of only a handful of Jewish music radio shows in the United States. Shows are wildly eclectic- one of the few Jewish shows to feature modern, diverse, and cutting-edge recordings in addition to traditional music.

Sunday Simcha features:
An eclectic blend of Jewish music from across the diaspora, including klezmer, Sephardic, Ladino, traditional, sacred, folk, rock, classical, kids’ music, and jazz – Live interviews – News and announcements for the Southern Maine Jewish community – Occasional Jewish humor

Jacob Cousins Memorial

Unveiled in September 1935, the Jacob Cousins Memorial was part of an ongoing nationwide effort to highlight both the patriotism of Jewish Americans and their contribution during times of conflict. The memorial is a key artifact in the history of the Jewish community in southern Maine linking past to present and inspiring visitors to remember, respect and contemplate the cost of war.

In its current state the memorial is difficult to view and appreciate as it faces directly onto Eastern promenade Drive. Friends of the Eastern promenade is raising funds to redesign this historic landmark.

To donate to this important cause click here.

Dear Shaarey Tphiloh Community,

We need your help!

Every Saturday morning we say a prayer for Refuah Shleimah for members of our congregation and their loved ones who are in need of healing. We would like to include the names of all those in our community who would benefit from our thoughts and prayers so we encourage you to communicate with us. Please, let us know if there is anyone whose name you would like included in our service and announcements and keep us updated through their recovery.

Shabbat Shalom,
Daniel Heinrich
Administrative Assistant

Community Calendar

Please join us for our grand opening as we celebrate the JCA’s new home.
Sunday, September 10, 2:00 – 4:30 PM
▪ Dedication Ceremony at 3:15 PM
In the Sam L. Cohen Community Hall
▪ LIVE MUSIC by the Casco Bay Tummlers
▪ BUILDING TOURS with JCA Board members
▪ KIDS CRAFTS with the Goldman Family Preschool & JFamily
▪ LAWN GAMES with the JCA Afterschool program
▪ MEMBERSHIP – Join the J and get a free gift!
▪ FOOD FOR SALE by local vendors:
Falafel Mafia ▪ Farm to Coast ▪ Espo’s ▪ Temple Beth El Pop Up Challah Shop ▪ Gorgeous Gelato
PARKING: Please plan to park off-site.
Very limited parking will be available on site for those with mobility limitations.
A drop off and pick up area will be available.

Maine Jewish Museum’s New Galleries

September 14 – November 5, 2017
Spiegel Gallery and Fineberg Community Room
Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 14, 5-7pm
Art Talk with Linda Stein
Tuesday, October 3, 6-8 pm
Talk with Anna Wrobel
Friday, October 15, 2-4 pm
First Friday: October 6, 2017, 5pm-8pm

Renewing the Act of Creation Every Day by Rabbi David Sandmel
September 14 – November 5, 2017
Opening Reception:
Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-7pm
3rd Floor Sanctuary

For more information click here

The JCA is excited to tell you about the launch of our new afterschool program! Designed for children in grades K-3, our curriculum has been inspired by and closely aligned with the care some of you know and love from our preschool.

Registration for the after school program is officially open and will launch this fall with limited enrollment — we encourage you to sign up soon! Transportation from Portland Public schools and accommodating early release Wednesdays will be provided.

Click here for more information

The National Council of Jewish Women presents An Evening with Sara Gideon – Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.
A special evening The event will take place at 7pm at the home of the new JCA at 1342 Congress Street in Portland. Co-hosted by the NCJW of Southern Maine and the JCA.


Todah Rabah

Todah Rabah to the Kahn Family for sponsoring this weekend’s Kiddush Luncheon in honor of the upcoming nuptials of their son Eitan Kahn and his bride-to-be Yael Shapiro.

Mazel Tov!


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David Hartman
Fannie Jacobson
Anna Meyer
David Meyer

12 Elul
Sarah Boxstein
Emma Goldblatt
Abraham Greenberg
Paul Lerman
Max Santowsky
Sandra Sternberg
Ida Wolf

13 Elul
Samuel Berenson
Sally Davidson
Ruth Kramer
Frank Wolman
Mamie Zaitlin

14 Elul
Favish Feldman

15 Elul
Ann Judith Goodman
Vicki Lustig
Rose Pascal
Ellen Pluznick
Sarah Romanow
Dorothy Seigal

16 Elul
Arthur Gordon
Leah Lewis
Ida Lustig
Benny Rossman

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Harry Glovsky
Beatrice Setlin

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