Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • February 11, 2009 Ridgewood Creating a mezuzah case: Family workshop at Temple Israel Daniel Shapiro and his mother, Tali Shapiro, from Ridgewood, show off the mezuzah case they created as part of a Family Workshop for Temple Israel of Ridgewood’s religious school. A mezuzah (Hebrew for “doorpost”) is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah. A mezuzah is affixed to the doorpost of Jewish homes to fulfill the Biblical commandment to inscribe the specified words “on the doorposts of your house.” Daniel drew his own design, which he traced onto a gold or silver sheet. He then wrapped the sheet around a wooden block to create the case for his mezuzah. Temple Israel’s religious school offers formal religious school programs for children in pre-kindergarten through At left: Daniel Shapiro with his mother, Tali Shapiro. Above: Josef Goldberg with his father, Barry Goldberg. seventh grades. Enrollment for the 2009-2010 religious school year begins in May. For further information, contact Rabbi Sharon Litwin, Director of Education, at 201-444-9320, or Email to Temple Israel and JCC ( is located at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. It is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue with members from over a dozen Bergen County communities. Weekly Shabbat services are held on Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. During the week minyan takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 7:45 p.m. Stay on top of commercial building maintenance ��������������� � �������� ����������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ����������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������� ����������������� ��������������� ���������������������������� ����������������� ��������������������� ���������������������������� Building Exterior Consultants, L.L.C. “Roofing and Waterproofing Solutions”  Roof Surveys  Waterproofing Surveys  Roof Evaluations  Moisture Surveys  Specification Development  Project Management  Construction Management  Due Diligence Jose A. Godoy Senior Consultant Phone: 954-584-3308 Fax: 954-584-3309 Cell: 954-275-3631 E-Mail: ���������������������������� ����������������� ��������������������������� Web Site: