Special Spring Shabbat with BANOT

On Friday night, May 17th, TBS is excited to be hosting Banot, a spectacular group of Israeli singers and musicians (https://www.banotmusic.com/about). Banot will participate in the Shabbat service which will start at 7:15 PM, rather than the traditional 6:15 PM on the third Friday. After a special oneg, the group will give a one-hour concert starting at 9:00 PM. Mark your calendars for what promises to be an exceptional experience! Questions? Contact Paul Elias - [email protected].

Author Liz Fox Discusses Her Book: "We Are Going to Be Lucky: A WW II Love Story in Letters"

On Sunday morning, May 19 at 9:30 am, join us for an illuminating presentation by author Liz Fox!  "We Are Going to Be Lucky" tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.  Ms. Fox has served for more than 20 years on the National Board of Hadassah and has a BA in history from City College of New York.  This promises to be a wonderfully inspirational morning!  Bagels and coffee will be served. Please RSVP to Tiziana ([email protected] or 781-444-0077).

Participate in Our TBS “Cheek Swab” and Possibly Save a Life!

On Sunday morning, May 19 from 8:30am to 3:00 pm, join Emma Rosenfelt, founder of Needham High School’s “Gift of Life” Club (and TBS member!) will be hosting a “Cheek Swab Drive” at the Temple. “Gift of Life” helps those battling cancer by facilitating bone marrow transplants.  Our drive will add potential bone marrow donors to the national registry. The process is simple and will take only 5-10 minutes! For people aged 18 - 44 (age of highest success rates) there is no charge. For those 45 or older, “Gift of Life” requests $60.00. For more information, contact Emma at [email protected]. 

Three Score/More or Less at the Boston Pops

On Wednesday, June 5th, Three Score/More or Less will sponsor our annual night at the Boston Pops. This year's performance features Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Limited to TBS members, Pops event is open to the entire adult community. The $85 per person cost includes bus transportation to Symphony Hall and your ticket. Bus leaves TBS @7PM. Don't miss this fun-filled musical evening. To RSVP, please send your check, payable to Temple Beth Shalom, to: Steve Shapiro, 9 Ardmore Road, Needham, MA 02494. Questions? Contact Linda Lourie (781-444-7069).  

Suitcase Stories

On Wednesday, June 12, please join TBS Tzedek in the Sanctuary at 7:30 pm to honor the contributions of refugees and immigrants through the timeless art of live storytelling.  We welcome and support newcomers as they rebuild their lives and strengthen local communities. Suitcase Stories raises the profile of refugees and immigrants and expands community through the art of storytelling. Support local Needham residents as they bravely share their inspiring immigration stories. Proceeds from the event benefit the International Institute of New England, a non-profit organization that welcomes and assists immigrants in Greater Boston, Lowell, and Southern New Hampshire. This event is hosted by TBS and co-sponsored with Bahá'is of Needham, The Congregational Church of Needham, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, First Baptist Church in Needham, First Parish in Needham-Unitarian Universalist, The League of Women Voters of Needham, The Needham Area Immigration Task Force/Resettle Together, Needham Diversity Initiative, The Needham Human Rights Committee, and the Presbyterian Church in Needham. Tickets are $15 and are available at  http://bit.ly/TBSsuitcase.  

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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