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2020 Vision Strategic Plan

Please check out our 2020 Vision Strategic Plan by clicking here and see how TBS is planning for the future.

Race, Class, and Gender a Jewish Perspective

On Tuesday evenings, February 26th, March 5th, March 12th, and March 19th – 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Description 100, join TBS Social Justice Rabbinic Intern Talia Stein for an exploration of race, class, and gender through the lens of Jewish text and tradition.  Do our religious texts offer a unique perspective on these issues?  In what ways are the rabbis of old ‘in conversation’ with modern scholars?  Throughout this course, we will use Biblical, rabbinic, and modern sources as a starting point for open and thought-provoking conversations about these challenging topics. Please feel free to join us for one, several, or all of our sessions! To register for the class, click here.

Men's Softball Needs More Players

Did you know that TBS has three men's softball teams that play in the spring? If you can hit, catch and run, we need you! The Men's Shul Softball League, Inc. (MSSL) was created to promote and carry out friendship among men of Jewish families through sports.  This collegial, semi-competitive play is among over 40 adult softball teams. Teams consist of members from a given temple or group of temples in the metropolitan Boston area. Our season begins begins in early to mid-April, and culminates in the Kiddush Cup playoffs within our three divisions in the summer. We need to form teams well before the start of the season - so it's time to raise your hand now! To find out more, contact Eric Goldstein ([email protected]).

TBS Brotherhood's 2019 Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

On Sunday, March 3 starting at 6:00 pm, Are You In? Mark your calendar now for the annual TBS Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament. Experience the fun of a real hold 'em tournament without driving to Connecticut or hopping a flight to Vegas! Your admission will fund a generous prize pool and a tasty spread from Michael's Deli. Pre-payment for this event is strongly recommended, since only a limited number of guests will be accepted the day of the event. To ensure your seat at a table, you must pre-pay: $60.00 in advance, $70.00 at the door. Registration and dinner at 6:00 PM; cards drop at 6:45 PM. To register, click here.

Needham's Art in Bloom

On Friday, March 8; Saturday, March 9; and Sunday, March 10 during Library hours, Needham's Art in Bloom is coming to the Needham Public Library. Our Beth Shalom Garden Club members are now thinking about how to interpret the Needham High School students' artwork in flowers. Don't miss seeing the beautiful flower arrangements and the students' creative artwork.

Bingo & Pizza with Three Score/More or Less (a free event for those 55+)

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm join us at TBS for bingo and pizza. Did you know that any TBS member 55 & over is part of the ‘Three Score/More or Less’ community? No? You’re not alone! To get better acquainted, Three Score/More or Less is sponsoring a free Bingo and Pizza event. We anticipate a great time among friends, old and new, with some schmoozing, a bit of competition, plenty of excitement, and tons of fun.  Join us for pizza, soda, and prizes.  Open to TBS members 55 & over.  You’ll be in great company! To register, click here.

TBS Brotherhood's St. Patty's Day Schmoozefest

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm TBS Brotherhood is proud to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. Just as St. Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 (like Joseph), and taken to Ireland (like Egypt) as a slave, so did St. Patrick foresee the seven years of brisket and the seven years of gefilte fish. These alternative facts justify our love of Chinese food! Join your Brothers, and enjoy Chinese delicacies (drinks extra) and the company of your TBS Brothers. Advance registration and ticket purchase is only $20.00 per person ($25.00 at the door). We look forward to seeing you on March 17th! To register, click here.

Beth Shalom Garden Club's Tri-Club Program

On Tuesday, March 19, at 7:15 pm at TBS, The three Needham Garden Clubs, Beth Shalom Garden Club, Needham Garden Club and Kalmia Garden Club will be having their annual Tri-Club Program at Temple Beth Shalom. It is an opportunity for all three garden clubs to work together and present a high quality program.  This year Michael Theriault of Bradford, MA will entertain our three clubs with floral designs evolved through 30 years of experience in wedding consultations, parties, floral decors and residential and commercial decorations. You can view the extensive photos of his work on his website; www.michaelseventsandflowers.com. Better yet, come see for yourself!

A Kallah and Breakfast with Rabbi Rifat Sonsino

On Sunday, April 7th, from 9:30 AM until noon, join us for a fascinating Kallah, ‘Famous, Remarkable Jewish Women in History’ with Rabbi Rifat Sonsino.  Discussion to feature: Sarah, Proverbs 31 – ‘The Woman of Valor’, Beruriah, Golda Meir, and Hannah Senesh.  Enjoy a morning of engaging learning and friendship.  Sponsored by Three Score/More or Less; open to all adult TBS members and guests. $10 per person includes breakfast.

Beth Shalom Garden Club's April Program

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:15 PM, Laura Lindop is presenting a creative floral design program with a contemporary and modern flair.  She is a member and presenter of the Acton Garden Club, a MFA Senior Associate and the Garden Club Federation. Laura has exhibited at Flora in Winter, the MFA Art in Bloom, and the New England Flower and Garden Show where she has won many blue ribbons. Laura will be sure to delight everyone with her original and imaginative designs. Everyone is welcome.

Special Shabbat with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism

Join us for a special Shabbat weekend during which we will celebrate Rabbi Todd’s 13th (“Bar Mitzvah!”) year at TBS!  Making our weekend extra special will be inspiration shared by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, our Reform Movement's President.  Rabbi Jacobs will be speaking at Shabbat evening services and teaching Torah Study on Shabbat morning.  Be sure to mark your calendars now for what promises to be a wonderful weekend, including opportunities to help Rabbi Todd with his "mitzvah projects" on Sunday and in the weeks leading up to this great community celebration!

Our Holocaust Torah and the Sobeslav Plaque Dedication

Click here to watch the video of the TBS-sponsored dedication to remember the Jews of Sobeslav in the Czech Republic, from where our Holocaust torah comes.

New at TBS: The TBS Business Directory

Do you own a business?  Are you self-employed?  Temple Beth Shalom is creating an online business directory populated with businesses owned and managed by our members.  If you would like to have your business listed in our free online directory, please visit the new link on the left hand menu or click here.  And if you are looking for a business (a handyman, a restaurant, a dentist, a doctor, or anyone), please feel free to visit our listing of TBS member owned business and support your fellow TBS members.

Greening Your Simcha

Shomrei Adamah has a new initiative to make your events and parties more green. For more information, click here.

 TBS Affiliates: Union for Reform Judaism   Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project

Experience a Service and Guided Tour at the Wayland Mosque

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