2020 Vision Strategic Plan

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

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!

Purim Service and Megilah Reading

On Wednesday, March 20 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm, come and share in the joy of Purim with a wonderful Purim evening service and abbreviated megillah reading. Bring your grogger and hamentashen appetite!

Purim Shpiel Is Back And Celebrating a Decade of TBS Purim Fun!

On Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm, Join us for an adults-only evening of music, revelry, and lots of fun with friends as we celebrate Purim together with our house band and not-quite-ready-for-prime-time cast members. In honor of the 10-year-anniversary of the first shpiel written by Rabbi Todd, we will be reprising "That 70's Purim!", retelling our Purim story through some of our favorite music from the 70's! Click here to purchase your tickets online. If you'd like to attend but are concerned that you might not know anyone, please simply e-mail the evening's planners, Sarah Mesnik and Robyn Glazier, and they'll make sure someone is ready to welcome you that night. Don't be left out. Get your tickets today!

TBS Purim Carnival Excitement!

On Sunday, March 24 from 11:14 am to 1:00 pm for Families with Young Children (6 and under) and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for elementary-age children and their families (grades K-5), wear your costume and join us for Purim fun for the whole family! Our annual Purim Carnivals include games, prizes, shows, food, and more. Get ready to get silly and be happy! Register today! Cost: $12.00 per child (cash, check or Venmo at the door).

Purim Carnival Adult Volunteers Needed!

On Sunday, March 24, support Etzim by volunteering for the Purim Carnival. We welcome and encourage parents to volunteer to help supervise specific areas and help with the food station at the Purim Carnival. The proceeds of the Purim Carnival help us run the amazing teen program here at TBS, and most importantly...it's fun! We thank you for supporting the Purim carnival by volunteering. Please complete this form, and if you have any questions, please be in touch with Rahel Gruenberg at [email protected]

Suitcase Stories in support of local refugees

On Monday, March 25, 8 pm, join representatives from Resettle Together, The League of Women Voters, TBS Tzedek Committee, & Needham Immigration Task Force with Rabbinical Intern Talia Stein. Are you curious as to ways to support the refugees in Massachusetts through your time, effort, and compassion? Suitcase Stories is a live story-telling event, an evening to enlighten attendees about the immigrant experience and raise funds for the IINE and those they serve. https://iine.org/suitcase-stories/ This autumn 2019 community outreach project will make a difference in the difficult lives of local refugees. Info/meeting location: Cheryl & Michael, [email protected], 781-444-1830.

What to Watch For In the Israeli Elections

On Wednesday, March 27 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, join us as we welcome Dr. Rachel Fish, former Executive Director of the   Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.  Dr. Fish will provide meaningful insight as we discuss the evolving state of Israeli politics and help us anticipate key issues for Israel’s upcoming (April) national elections. Explore how the choices made by Israeli voters at the polls could affect the future policies of the Jewish state! To RSVP, please click here by Monday, March 25.

Authors Alyson Richman and Lynda Cohen Loigman Speak at TBS!

On Monday, April 1 from 7:15 - 9:00 pm, please join us for an evening of outstanding stories and rich conversation as we welcome authors Alyson Richman and Lynda Cohen Loigman to speak about their latest works, their sources of inspiration, and the writing process. Alyson will speak about her new novel, The Secret of Clouds, and Lynda will discuss her new book, The Wartime Sisters. Please RSVP to Tiziana Getz, TBS Office Administrator, at [email protected] or 781-444-0077 by Monday, March 25.

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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