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L'Chaim! A Toast To Our Community

We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in our beautiful Temple home for a fantastic evening of fun and friendship. L'Chaim! A Toast to Our Community is Temple Beth Shalom's Annual Gala where we raise money to support our temple community.  For more information, click here.

Celebrate Spring in Boston

Join us from Saturday, April 29 through Monday May 1 as the Beth Shalom Garden Club will be participating in the MFA's Art in Bloom.  Look for our club's arrangement on the second floor of the European Wing in Gallery 246 and for Sue Kaplan's arrangement near the Visitor Center. 

Adult Kallah with Rabbi Sonsino

Join us Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM for a “Kallah” or communal Talmud study. Rabbi Sonsino will be conducting a day of learning and sharing, centering on the topic of ethics. Kallah Schedule: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM: Light Breakfast. 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Text Study on “The Need for a Rational Religion.” 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch. 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM: Discussion on "Ethical Dilemmas.” This event is open to the entire adult TBS community. You must be a TBS member to attend. Cost: $20 per person. Please send your check, payable to “Temple Beth Shalom,” to Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494 no later than April 9, 2017. Questions? Contact: Ina Glasberg ([email protected], 781-444-3873) or Nancy Koss ([email protected], 781-444-2228).

Garden Club Special Event

Join us on Tuesday, May 9, 7:00pm in Simon Hall for Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden and an award-winner container garden designer, who will present a program entitled "Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking". She will demonstrate how to make beautiful container gardens. Guests are welcome.

Alzheimer's Workshop: Effective Communication Strategies

Join us on Wednesday, May 10, 4:00pm-6:00pm in Simon Hall. Alzheimer's and Dementia have become a reality in so many of our lives. Robin Bromberg, MSW, LICSW, CDP, Regional Manager of the Alzheimer's Association will visit with us on Wednesday, May 10th. We will explore communication changes due to dementia and the skills needed to successfully connect and communicate throughout the disease process.  Come for a thoughtful discussion of this important issue.  Refreshments will be served. To register, click here.

Friday Night Service Speakers

Join us for a series of meaningful Friday night Service Speakers in May and June.
May 12 7:15 pm - Michael Sheets, National Board Member of ADL, TBS community member, reflects on his recent opportunity to meet, with other ADL leaders, with Pope Francis.
May 19 6:15 pm - Mikah Atkind, First Year student at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and TBS community member, shares insights.
June 9 7:15 pm - Nisso Bejar, TBS Israeli Shinshin, shares words as part of his final Shabbat at TBS!

Three Score More or Less goes to the Boston Pops

Join us on Monday, May 15 when we got to the Boston Pops for Mamma Mia.  It’s that time of year again. The flowers are blooming, the birds are tweeting, the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and Three Score/more or less is going to the Boston Pops! The Boston Pops and special guest, ARRIVAL From Sweden, celebrate ABBA, one of the world's most successful pop bands. With 500 million records sold and countless hits, you’ll be singing and dancing along to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Fernando and all your favorites! Cost: $75.00 per person. Reservation and payment must be received by April 18, 2017. Please send your check (made payable to Temple Beth Shalom) to: Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494. Questions?? Contact Judy Gordon ([email protected]) or Linda Lourie (781-444-7069). The bus will leave TBS promptly at 7:00 PM.  

Sisterhood Donor Dinner

Save the date - Thursday May 18, 6:30pm. Come eat and socialize with Sisterhood at the Donor Dinner (for members). We will be welcoming Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good, to share her stories with us. Watch your mailbox for your invitation. Questions? Contact: [email protected].

Sisterhood Rummage Sale

Save the date - Rumage Sale: Sunday May 21, 2:30pm-5:30pm. Bag Sale: Monday May 22, 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Drop-off: Saturday, May 20, 5:30pm-7:00pm and Sunday, May 21, 9:00am-noon. It's that time of year again and sisterhood needs your donations and assistance. Costume and better jewelry is welcome. Please clean your closets today! Many volunteers will be needed Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon during the sale and Monday evening after the bag sale. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact Bonnie Littman: 781-449-8793 [email protected].

Koleinu, Boston's Jewish Community Chorus, Spring Concert

Join us on May 25, 7:30pm at TBS for the wonderful sound of Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish  Community Chorus, 75-members singing beautiful Jewish choral music with special guest soloist, TBS's own DJ Fortine.   The concert will feature gems of Sephardic and Mizrachi repertoire, Shabbat settings of Isadore Freed, and evocative melodies of Israeli composers like Nira Chen's beloved Dodi Li. The evening will also feature traditional Sephardic songs such as La Rosa Enflorece and Cuando el Rey Nimrod, prayer settings from Freed's Sabbath Morning Service. Now in its fifteenth year, Koleinu, directed by  Carol Marton, brings the joy of Jewish music and culture to Greater Boston and beyond.  The cost will be $15 advance ($18 at the door) / Children under 12 free. To purchase tickets, please go to: http://www.koleinu.org/tickets/. Contact Sara Smith, [email protected]. 781-449-2427 for questions.

More Than a Beautiful Garden: Israel and the Baha'i Faith

Join us on June 8 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at TBS for a presentation by Dr. Albert Lincoln - Former Secretary-General of the Baha’i International Community.  He will discuss the Baha’i Center and its beautiful gardens are an integral part of the pluralistic cultural landscape of Haifa today.  Come learn the dramatic story of the Baha’i faith, their persecution, imprisonment, and the exile that goes back over 150 years, and hear about the forward-looking message of the Baha’i community.

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.

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].  

TBS in the "Boston Globe"

TBS is proud to continue its efforts to make our community as accessible and welcoming as it should be. A recent article in the Boston Globe highlights our extensive program of inclusion and the wonderful Bat Mitzvah of Zoe Spiegel! (Mazel Tov again to Zoe and her family - Rob, Mira, and Aaron!).  For the article, click here.

Messages from our Rabbis about the 2016 Election

Click here to see a message from our Rabbis about the 2016 Election.  In addition, on Friday, November 11, Rabbi Todd shared a Shabbat evening sermon on the recent election results titled "Fear and hope in a time of uncertainty".  If you were not able to be with us and would like to read his words, please visit his sermon page or click here

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

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