Needham's Art In Bloom

Now in it's 9th year, award winning Needham's Art in Bloom will return by popular demand to the Needham Public Library on Saturday, March 4th from 9am – 5pm and on Sunday, March 5th from 1pm – 5:30pm. There will be 70+ mixed medium pieces of artwork by talented Needham High School students and creative, colorful, floral interpretations of each art item by members of the Beth Shalom Garden Club. Roche Bros. and Trip Advisor have generously sponsored this FREE event. Visit: NeedhamArtinBloom.com and Like us on Facebook.

A Walk of the Land: The Israel National Trail with Udi Goren

Join us on Sunday, March 5, 4:30pm at TBS.  A personal crisis invoked by the 2014 war in Gaza motivated photographer Udi Goren to set out on a two and a half month journey along the Israel trail, a 700-mile long trek stretching from Israel's Lebanese border all the way south to Eilat, on the Egyptian border. It is world-renowned as one of the world's best and toughest long distance hikes. Udi will allow us to experience Israel outside of the headlines and the friction and to hear first hand about his physical and mental journey from despair to a newly found hope. Udi Goren is the first professional still photographer to have walked and documented the trail in its entirety and you will experience it all in this engaging presentation. Israeli food will be served. The cost is $10 per person and $15 per family. Seating is limited, please register by February 28th: https://udi-goren.eventbrite.com.  You can find a full-colored brochure here.

Garden Club Floral Design Event

On Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00PM in Simon Hall, the Beth Shalom Garden Club along with the Needham Garden Club and the Kalmia Garden Club will present our annual Tri-Club program with floral designer Rebecca Carter of Vinca Floral Design. Guests are welcome.

Are You In? Brotherhood Hold 'Em Tournament

On Sunday, March 19 from 6pm to 10pm at TBS, hold 'em poker is coming back to TBS. Experience the fun of a real hold 'em tournament without having to drive to Connecticut or hop a flight to Vegas. Your $50 admission funds a generous prize pool and a tasty deli spread from Michael's deli. To secure your seat at the table you must pre-register for this event. - Only a limited number of guests will be accepted the day of the event and the cost will be $60 for late entries.

Three Score More or Less, Sisterhood, and Brotherhood Present

On Sunday, March 19 at 2:30PM in the TBS Social Hall, come join us for a screening of the documentary "Raise the Roof." According to the press release, "this uplifting film captures the journey of Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio as they reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec synagogue, an 18th century structure that rivals the greatest wooden architecture in history." See the trailer: http://www.polishsynagogue.com/movietrailer/. This event is open to the entire TBS community.  The cost is $10 per person.  To register, please send you check payable to "Temple Beth Shalom" to Millie Cohen, 100 Rosemary Way #226, Needham, MA 02494 no later than March 6.

Sisterhood Annual Spirituality Retreat

Join your sisters for a weekend of spirituality, good food, and good friends March 24-26, 2017! Registration is now open for our annual retreat. Space is limited so register now! A link to the registration form is here.

Sisterhood Women's Seder

Please join us on March 29, 2017 at 6:30PM in Simon Hall, for an evening of friendship, music, and fun. Enjoy a fabulous pot-luck Passover dinner! To signup, click hereWe look forward to seeing you there!

Tikkun Olam Day - Save the Date and Sign Up

Tikkun Olam Day is Sunday, April 2 from 8:30am-3:00pm.  Come hear the call of the shofar as our community embarks on a day of service to repair the world. Join us as we deliver food, prepare gardens, knit hats, sew blankets, make dog toys, assemble welcome packets and more! Projects will run throughout the day. Sign up in advance bit.ly/tikkunolam17. Direct all questions to Mara Gorden [email protected].

Garden Club's "Get Real: Flowers with a Real Life"

Join us on April 4 at 7:00pm in Simon Hall where the Garden Club will present a floral design program: "Get Real: Flowers for Real Life" with Carolyn Ellis and Beth Paisner, Flower Associates from the MFA Boston. Enjoy a relaxing evening observing how to design flowers for every day life. Guests are welcome.

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.

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: 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].

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.

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

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