May 1, 2010 Fifth Commandment Initiative

Photos from the event honoring the Jewish Home of San Francisco's Rabbi Sheldon (Shelly) Marder and celebrating his 10-year anniversary with the Home.

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L. to R. Jewish Home’s Council of Residents’ president Edie Sadewitz; Council of Residents’ treasurer Claire Shor; Rabbi Martin Weiner, rabbi emeritus, Congregation Sherith Israel;and Rabbi Janet Marder, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Am.

Resident Edna Lachar paints a silk wall panel under the direction of Gary Tanner, Creative Arts director.

L. to R. Painting silk wall panels that will be hung in the Home’s synagogue are supporters of the Home Sterling Haidt, Maureen Adler, and Peter Neubauer.

Rabbi Lawrence Raphael, senior rabbi, Congregation Sherith Israel (standing), is flanked by Rabbi Eric Weiss, executive director, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, and Rabbi Janet Marder, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth Am, at the rabbinical panel discussing the Fifth Commandment.

Jewish Home neighbor and loyal attendee at the Home’s synagogue services Andrew (Bela) Newman poses a question during the rabbinical panel.

Jewish Home resident Ahuva Gershater participates in the songwriting workshop led by Judith-Kate Friedman, director of Songwriting Works and co-founder of the Home’s Psalms, Songs & Stories program.

LaVerne and Alan Silverman, vice chair, Jewish Home’s board of trustees.

Sylvia Korn, vice president, Jewish Home’s Council of Residents, congratulates the Home’s Rabbi Sheldon Marder in singular style.

L. to R. Mike Friedman; daughter Betsy Marder; Rabbis Janet and Sheldon Marder; Rabbi Janet Marder's sisters Cathy Ross-Perry, Nancy Madnick and her husband, Seth, and Linda Jones.

Seated: Linda Kalinowski, member of the Fifth Commandment Initiative’s planning committee, and Rabbi Eric Weiss, executive director, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Standing: Guests Paul Cohen and Steve Weiner.

Seated: Fran and Len Berger, past chair of the Jewish Home. Standing: Gaye and Stuart Seiler, member of the Fifth Commandment Initiative’s planning committee and past chair of the Home.

Sandra Epstein, member of the Fifth Commandment Initiative’s planning committee and past administrator of the Home, and Edwin Epstein.

Marvin and Ellen Schwartz.

L. to R. Daniel Ruth, Jewish Home president & CEO; Dr. James Davis, Fifth Commandment Initiative’s planning committee co-chair; Jewish Home’s Rabbi Sheldon Marder; David Friedman, chair, Fifth Commandment Initiative’s Honorary Leadership Committee; Arlene Krieger, Fifth Commandment Initiative’s planning committee co-chair.

Michael Adler, chair of the Jewish Home’s board of trustees with Sheldon Marder, rabbi of the Jewish Home and director of the Home’s department of Jewish Life.

 

May 1, 2010
Fifth Commandment Initiative

Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation invites you to join in honoring the Jewish Home of San Francisco’s Rabbi Sheldon (Shelly) Marder and celebrating his 10-year anniversary with the Home.

Commandments Tablet

In his role as the Home’s full-time spiritual leader and director of its department of Jewish Life, Shelly exemplifies the Home’s mission: enriching the quality of life of older adults. With his signature warmth, intelligence, compassion and humor, he guides activities for residents and staff in accordance with Jewish values, customs and traditions. Through an extensive program of services, classes and one-on-one counseling, he seeks to expand the residents’ opportunities for reflection and inner healing.

Join the residents and our community at the Jewish Home on Saturday, May 1, 2010 for a unique celebration of Rabbi Marder’s work honoring our mothers and fathers. You are welcome to take part in our entire celebration, or come for part of the day as your schedule allows. Please indicate your preference when you RSVP so that we may reserve space for you.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rabbi William Cutter

Rabbi William Cutter

9:30 A.M. Shabbat Services

Gather with Jewish Home residents for this special observance of the Sabbath with Rabbi Shelly Marder, Rabbi Janet Marder and Rabbi Martin Weiner, with a special keynote presentation by Rabbi William Cutter, Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Noon Box Lunch

A complimentary light lunch will be provided. (Pre-order required.)

1:15 P.M. Afternoon Activities

Participate in a range of creative and spiritual activities representing the importance of the Fifth Commandment in our everyday lives.

Judith-Kate Friedman

Judith-Kate Friedman

Songwriting Workshop

Embracing the spirit of collaboration and joy, award-winning singer and songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, director of Songwriting Works™ and co-founder with Rabbi Marder of the Home’s Psalms, Songs & Stories program, will coach music-loving guests in the composition and performance of an original song.

Silk-screening Artwork

Take part in the creation of beautiful, original silk wall panels. Gary Tanner, the Home’s director of Creative Arts, and volunteers Lynn Silton and Caroline Kosaka facilitate with the painting of this artwork, which will be hung with pride in the Jewish Home’s synagogue.

silkscreen artwork

Rabbinical Panel

The panelists are in formation, to be announced.

3:15 P.M. Oneg Shabbat

Share a joyful celebration and a special toast to Rabbi Shelly Marder’s 10 years of dedicated service to the Home, our residents, and our community.

4:00 P.M. Event Concludes

Please RSVP!

Our celebration of Rabbi Marder is complimentary and open to all, but registration is required. Please RSVP via our reply card no later than April 20, 2010.



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