Shabbat Shalom from Cuba
February 20, 2015
Dear family and friends,
This week is a travel Shabbat message meaning I wrote it before our travels to Cuba so any interesting news of the week will be included in next week’s email.
In the meantime… Cuba is known for Cigars, Rum, Old Cars, Baseball, Hemingway, Gitmo…
Columbus arrived to Cuba in 1492 and claimed it as part of the Kingdom of Spain till it became semi-independent in the first half of the 20th century but in 1959 Castro took hold and its been communist ever since… But a new chapter is beginning for this small Caribbean Island as the U.S. finally loosened diplomatic constraints opening the door for them to join the modern 21 Century.
Music Video for the week:
Wishing you a Sweet and Peaceful Shabbat Shalom!
Condolences to Steve and Carol Tarnowsky and their family on the passing of Carol’s Dad, Ed Blumberg. May his memory, spirit and love bring comfort to his family and friends during their time of sorrow.
Rest in Peace, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Philip Levine. He was born at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital in 1928 and died this week of pancreatic cancer. Many of his poems were about Detroit:
An Abandoned Factory, Detroit
The gates are chained, the barbed-wire fencing stands,
An iron authority against the snow,
And this grey monument to common sense
Resists the weather. Fears of idle hands,
Of protest, men in league, and of the slow
Corrosion of their minds, still charge this fence.
Beyond, through broken windows one can see
Where the great presses paused between their strokes
And thus remain, in air suspended, caught
In the sure margin of eternity.
The cast-iron wheels have stopped; one counts the spokes
Which movement blurred, the struts inertia fought,
And estimates the loss of human power,
Experienced and slow, the loss of years,
The gradual decay of dignity.
Men lived within these foundries, hour by hour;
Nothing they forged outlived the rusted gears
Which might have served to grind their eulogy.
Emily Stillman Foundation
Night of Laughs
Raising awareness about meningitis, organ donation and the importance of vaccinations.
April 26th (Sunday)
Send a Kid to Tamarack event
Enjoy a Magical Night with Magician and Mentalist
For more info, please contact Laura Adler
Detroit Opera House
Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night
(NBC Community and The Soup)
For more details and ticket info:
Jewish Senior Life
8 over 80 presentations
Adat Shalom Synagogue
For more info:
248-592-1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchards Children’s Services
Colony Club, Detroit
For more info, please contact Fern Kepes
Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon
The Henry (Dearborn)
Guest Speaker: Senator Wendy Davis
Missed from last week
Linda Berke (Happy Big One)
Jennifer Rothenberg Siegel
Susan Banes Loss
Ariela Raviv (Tzvi’s sister, not wife)
Florine Mark (aka. mom/bubbie)
She LOVES birthday messages:
Rabbi Harold Loss
Amy Fishman Singer