Shabbat services were well attended. Rabbi Seltzer spoke to the war in Israel, provided some history and led us in prayer. Eliyanah Powers, Cantorial Soloist and Dr. Josh Nichols, accompanist presented liturgical music that resounded throughout the service.

The Oneg celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of Mart and Carol Gordon.

The occasion also marked Mart’s 90th birthday. Rabbi Seltzer praised Carol for providing music when we had none. He also congratulated Mart on his birthday and welcomed him to the 90’s club.

Rabbi Seltzer Never Fails Us

SaddleBrooke residents came to hear and contribute their thoughts as Rabbi Seltzer spoke about “Who Did What to Whom in The Garden of Eden? Does It Matter?” Similar thoughts and comments were identified, both eye opening and sometimes surprising. The meeting was well attended with high energy inspired by Rabbi Seltzer.

Chanukah will be celebrated from December 7 to December 15. A celebration of the miracle of oil lasting eight days when there was only enough for one at the rededication of the Temple. We come together to enjoy each other with the symbolic food of potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts.

Shabbat services were held on Friday, November 17. Rabbi Seltzer officiating, assisted by Eliyanah Powers, Cantorial Soloist and Dr. Josh Nichols, accompanist. An Oneg was followed with services. If you wish to sponsor an Oneg for a special event, remembrance, or celebration, email Sherry Kaplan at

Tu B’shevat

The Institute for Judaic Services and Studies (IJSS) will be holding a Tu B’shevat seder from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. If you are interested in volunteering and/or attending, please email Melanie Einbund at

IJSS is a small and welcoming congregation. If you have questions or wish to join our congregation, please feel free to call Esta Goldstein (520) 825-1181 or Seth Eisner (520-818-6340) for information.

A New Year approaches. May we all look forward to a time of peace, health and joy.

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