December 21, 2014   29 Kislev 5775

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330 Joe Clifton Drive
PO Box 1141
Paducah, KY 42002-1141
Phone: 270-442-4104


Message from the Temple Israel Board of Trustees

November, 2014

It is with great sadness that the Board of Trustees learned of the passing of Rabbi Julie Schwartz’s husband and father. Rabbi’s husband, Michael Gladson, died unexpectedly on October 27th and her father, who had been ill for some time, died two days later. The Board and all the Congregation send our sincere condolences to Rabbi Schwartz and all of her and Michael’s family. We as a Congregation have made a donation to the HUC Clinical Education Fund in their memory.

Temple Israel News

Lay Services every Friday night when there is no Rabbi in town: 5:30 PM. Please come, this is a great time for the young children to learn about Shabbat and to participate in the lighting of the candles.

The Schedule for the Rabbis is as follows:

Friday 11/14 Rabbi Schwartz , services at 7:00 p.m. HAVE BEEN CANCELLED - LAY SERVICES at 5:30.

Saturday 11/15 10:00 a.m. Adult Education -- HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Friday 12/19 Rabbi Schwartz, Chanukah Pot-Luck, services and dinner all in the Social Hall, 6:00p.m. Religious School Children to participate

Saturday 12/20 10:00 a.m. Brunch , 10:45 a.m. Adult Education

Friday 01/30 Rabbi Cohen, Tu B’Shevat Seder and Shabbat Services all in the Social Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 01/31 10:00a.m. Adult Education

Friday 02/13 Rabbi Schwartz, Purim and Shabbat Services 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 02/14 10:00 a.m. Brunch, 10:45 Adult Education

Friday 03/06, Rabbi Cohen, services at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 03/07 10:00 a.m. Adult Education

Friday 04/03 Rabbi Kanter, Passover Seder and Shabbat Services all in the Social Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 04/04 10:00a.m. Adult Education

Friday 05/08 Rabbi Schwartz, Annual Congregational Meeting, Pot-Luck and Shabbat Services all in the Social Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 05/09 10:00a.m. Brunch, 10:45 a.m. Adult Education




Oct.1, 2014

Presidents Message:

Services for Rosh Hashanah went very well. We had a large contingent from the Ballew family. Laurie, Elsie and Joyce recently moved to Paducah and Laurie has joined the Board of Trustees. She also volunteered to be the Chair of the Temple Israel Religious School. The children are learning about their Jewish heritage and their significance in the Jewish Community! Laurie’s willingness to take on positions of responsibility is much appreciated.

If you would like to become more active in the life of Temple Israel, please let me know.

A reminder…on Fridays when there is no Rabbi, there are lay services at 5:30 p.m.

Michael Resnick

Congregation President

Now for other important news:

The schedule for the Rabbi is as follows:

Friday 10/03 Rabbi Swartz, Yom Kippur Eve Services 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10/04 Rabbi Swartz, Yom Kippur Day Services 10:00a.m.

The Break the Fast will be at approximately 5:30 pm in the Temple Israel Social Hall

Friday 10/17 Rabbi Kanter, Simchah Torah Services 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10/18 10:00 a.m. Men’s Club & Sisterhood Brunch, 10:45 a.m. Adult Education

Friday 11/14 Rabbi Swartz , Services 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 11/15 10:00 a.m. Adult Education

Friday 12/19 Rabbi Swartz, 6:00 p.m. Chanukah potluck and celebration

Saturday 12/20 10:00 a.m. Men’s Club & Sisterhood Brunch, 10:45 a.m. Adult Education

Rabbi’s Dates for 2015 : Times and details will come later

Jan. 30, Feb.13, March 6, April 3, May 8.

PCM News: Our grocery items for the rest of 2014 are Tuna and Tuna helper. Also of need is any meal in a can such as Chef Boyardee items, Stews and Soups. Plans Continue for a new homeless shelter.

House News: Beth Resnick reports that work continues on getting the building “spiffed” up. Thank you Beth for all the work you do to keep the Temple in working order.

Special Date: NOV 2. Elsie Ballew’s Birthday: A Celebration of Life at 12:30 in the Temple Israel Social Hall. A deli style buffet lunch will be served. Pictures will be made of everyone attending, in their “respective Decade of Life group”. Please attend, celebrate, eat good food and get your picture made.

A note from the Religious School Chair:

A BIG welcome to all the beautiful and very bright children in this year’s Religious School group:


We call ourselves “Camp Torah” on Sundays at Temple Israel and we even have t-shirts that say “Camp Torah”.

A special thank you to our teachers and helpers, Brad Kale, Sarah Ballew-Houston, Rachel Ragovin, and Louis Michelson and Ellis Ballew. A big thank you to Terry Ballew who brings such great treats to help us learn about the significance of Jewish Holiday Foods.

From the Editor:

If you have any news about yourself or your family that you would like to share with the Temple Israel Community, please contact me, Laurie Ballew , bulletin editor : cell: 502-468-5571 or e-mail at

Thank you to Faith Minnen and Suzanne Huffman for their gracious donations to Temple Israel.

Current Temple Israel Board of Trustee Members:

Michael Resnick: President, Beth Resnick, Jack Lasoski, Fran Johnson, Louis Michelson, Bev Bradley, Laurie Ballew

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