Celebrating the High Holy Days at Temple Beth Shalom: Non-TBS Members

Each year we warmly welcome many who are not members of our TBS community to celebrate the High Holy Days with us. Tickets will available on Sunday, August 20. To register, click here. If you have questions, please contact Marguerite Dowd, Director of Community Engagement and Administration at [email protected].

TBS Brotherhood Fantasy Football League

Our fantasy football league is expanding. We have room for another 6 to 8 teams. If interested email Jon Cohan ([email protected]) for league details. The live draft is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday September 5 at TBS. New owners are accepted on a first come-first served basis. This is a great Father-child activity.

Three Score More or Less goes to "42nd Street"

Join us on Sunday, August 6, at 2:00pm to see the ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET, a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre happen! Light dinner following the show. Cost is $46 per person including dinner. Reservation and payment must be received by June 22. Send your check (made payable to Temple Beth Shalom) to: Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494. Any questions – Contact Brenda Nagel: 508-652-9929.

New Babies

Support, developmental refreshers, discuss the dynamics of your growing family, and new friends. Classes meet on Mondays from August 31 to October 22.  First time parents with newborn classes are from 1:15pm-2:45pm. Second or more time parents with newborn classes are from, 9:30am-11:00am. To register, click here.

Giggles & Grins

For children 3-6 months, join us in circle time, parachute play, and story time. Discussion includes developmental milestones, feeding, safety, travel, family life, sleep. Classes meet on Thursdays from August 31 through October 22 from 11:30am-12:45pm. To register, click here.

JamBaby Music

For children 3 months to 3 years, join in the fun with your child: Sing songs! Play instruments! Dance around and JAM! Promoting musical learning, socialization, and the wonder and joy of music. Classes meet on Tuesdays from September 5 through October 24 from 10:30am-11:15am. To register, click here.

Mama to Be

Community and support for women who are experiencing their first pregnancy. A place to discuss at length all the questions and concerns that are not covered in books or during your often brief doctor's appointments. A space to honor the transition into motherhood, offer resources, self-care techniques, and friendship that will carry through into motherhood. Classes meet on Tuesdays from September 5 through October 24 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Another set of classes meet on Tuesdays from January 9 through February 13 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.To register, click here.

Toddler Time

For children 18-26 months. join us for a fun, dynamic class that challenges your toddler as they continue to figure out how the world works. Movement, multi-step activities, problem solving skills, and providing rich sensory experiences. Classes meet on Wednesdays from September 6 through October 25 from 9:30am-10:30am. To register, click here.

Rumblers and Tumblers

For children 6-18 months, join us to run, jump, roll, climb and hop. Circle time, parachute play, story time and bubbles, focusing on routines and structure for your developing little mover. Classes meet on Wednesdays from September 6 through October 25 from 10:45am-11:45am. To register, click here.

Toddler Art

For children 18 months-3 years, join us to experiment with new, engaging materials, explore sensory based art, and engage your child's sense of creativity and curiosity. Painting, drawing, textures and more. Classes meet on Sundays from September 8 through October 27 from 9:30am-10:15am. To register, click here.

Three Score More or Less goes to "Harvey Robbin's Royalty of Rock 'n' Roll"

Join us on Sunday, September 10, at 2:00pm at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. The show features: “The Jackie Wilson Show” with son Bobby Wilson; “The Legacy of Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters” with son Ron McPhatter; “Honoring the Del Vikings’ Original Lead Norman Wright” with sons Norman Jr. and Anthony; Young James Brown; and Prosha Funches, daughter of former Platters’ lead. Cost: $45 per person. Open to all adult TBS members and guests. Reservation and payment must be received by August 1. Send your check (made payable to Temple Beth Shalom) to: Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494. Any questions – Contact Cindi Elias ([email protected] or 508-653-2394).

Wee Weekenders

For ages 0-3 yrs old, come meet and mingle with other Bumps, Babies and Beyond families. This class will offer the opportunity for your little ones to participate in circletime with songs and parachute play, developmentally appropriate activities and finish with bubbles and a book. The whole family is welcome, including older and younger siblings. Pick and choose the sessions that work for you or sign up for the series. If you sign up for the series you get 1 class for free. Classes meet from 10:15am-11:00am on September 17, October 22, November 12, December 10, January 21, February 11, March 18, and April 29. To register, click here.

Temple Tots

For ages 1-5, a unique program of creative Jewish learning with music and movement, stories, games, and art focused on Jewish holidays and values. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from October through June. To register, click here.

Tot Shabbat

Join us on Friday, October 6 at 5:30pm for dinner followed by services at 6:15pm. Come sing, dance, and celebrate Shabbat with us! Geared towards children ages 0-6 and their entire family! To register for dinner, click here.

Sukkot Block Party

Join us on Monday, October 9, from 4:00pm-6:00pm to celebrate the arrival of fall and the festival of Sukkot! We'll have dinner, moon bounce, crafts, and lots of sukkah decorating. A fun afternoon for the whole family! All are welcome! To get tickets, click here.

Sisterhood Jewelry Making Night

On Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm, join Elise Miller in making your own custom bracelet. Space will be limited and the cost will be $18/ person for materials.  We hope to see you there! For questions about this event, contact Gail Lustig ([email protected]).

A Survivor's Journey - A Morning with Gloria Glantz

On October 15 at 9:00 am, join Three Score, Sisterhood and Brotherhood for a breakfast and fascinating morning with Gloria Glantz. Gloria will discuss her unique life circumstances - born in Jewish Poland in 1939, then helped by a Christian family during the Holocaust, living in four countries on two continents by the age of 12. This event is open to the adult TBS community as well as non-members. $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door (includes breakfast).  Reservation and payment must be received by October 3rd.  Please send your check, payable to Temple Beth Shalom, to:  Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494.  Any questions – contact Arline Aransky ([email protected]).

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Come together in small groups to share the “joys and oys” of parenting, and learn from Jewish wisdom that can enrich their families. Meet others with young children in this popular six week class starting on Tuesday October 17, 7:00pm-8:30pm.   To register, click here

Sisterhood Annual Membership Dinner

On Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm, join us for our Annual Membership Dinner! Enjoy meeting new and old friends. Invitations will be in the membership mailing coming in early September. New members are invited as our guests!

Families with Young Children Planning Meeting

Interested in getting involved behind the scenes? We are gathering a group to consider and help shape this year's plans fo rfamilies with youngchildren at Temple Beth Shalom on October 24 from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Email Ellen Dietrick [email protected] to let us know you plan to come.

Sisterhood Fall Rummage Sale

Save the following dates: Sunday October 29 9:00 am-12:00 noon for drop off, Sunday October 29, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm for the sale itself, and Monday October 30, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for the bag sale. It’s that time of year again and Sisterhood needs your donations and assistance. Costume and better jewelry is welcome. Please start to clean your closets today! We need everyone’s help to make this event a success. Volunteers will also be needed for this event.

Eastern Europe & Israel with Rabbi Jay

For information about joining Rabbi Jay on his next trip to Eastern Europe and Israel from October 22 to November 5, 2017, click here.

Sisterhood Games Night

On Tuesday, November 14, join sisterhood for a fun packed night of games and friendship at the Temple.

Age Together

Are you a current or former caregiver for an aging loved one? Do you need recommendations for eldercare resources, are you looking for advice, or do you have information to share?

To help family caregivers at TBS, we've teamed up with Age Together, a new, free social networking site. Age Together makes it easy for caregivers to find and connect with one another to share experiences, advice, and resource recommendations.

Age Together enables members to ask questions and exchange information with others via private, one-on-one messages. By joining communities on Age Together, like the one for TBS, you can easily connect with caregivers you know.

The more members of our community who sign up for Age Together, the better we can support one another. Even if you're a former caregiver, please consider joining so you can help others by sharing the valuable lessons you've learned.

To join the TBS Community on Age Together, please visit: www.agetogether.com/community-landing/tbsneedham.

If you have questions about the Temple's role in this endeavor, please contact Wendy Shulman at [email protected]. If you have questions about the Age Together platform, please contact Ariel Sherry at [email protected] or Steve Sherry at [email protected].  

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.

Bumps, Babies & Beyond  Registration

Registration is now open for Bumps, Babies & Beyond.  For more details and to sign up, click here.

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.

Help our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students Help Others

Support our Bar/Bat Mitzvah students with their Mitzvah projects.  For more information on their charitable endeavors, click here.  

 TBS Affiliates: Union for Reform Judaism   Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project

Alzheimer's Workshop: Effective Communication Strategies

Join us for our Annual Membership Dinner! Enjoy meeting new and old friends. Invitations will be in the membership mailing coming in early September. New members are invited as our guests!

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