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TBS High Holy Days

TBS offers a wide variety of services, programs and activities for all ages that will help you and your family make these days most special. You can register for our HHD programming at   http://register.tbsneedham.org/members/login using your member ID and login. Please contact the Temple office if you need assistance with registration. To ensure that you are able to participate in the service of your choice please be sure to register by Tuesday, July 31st. On August 6th registration will open to non members of the TBS community.

Apples and Honey for the Soul

Join us on Saturday, September 1st for this inspirational and beautiful evening of learning, prayer, and song helps to set the perfect spiritual tone for the High Holy Days.  We begin at 7:00 pm with learning - focusing upon the meaning of the Holy Days.  At 8:30 pm, we pause for a delicious and, of course, sweet oneg/dessert.  And at 9:00 pm, we gather in our Sanctuary for a brief service and a moving ritual of changing our Torah covers to the white covers of the season.  Please join us for all or part of this wonderful evening!  To RSVP, please email or call Tiziana Getz, TBS Office Administrator, at [email protected] or at 781-444-0077.

Shofar Blower's Workshop

Join us on Thursday, September 6th for this interactive learning session as we learn how to blow a shofar!  Everyone will then be welcome to participate in the final shofar blast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.  Shofar-blowers-to-be of all ages are welcome! To RSVP, please contact Tiziana Getz, TBS Office Administrator at [email protected] or at 781-444-0077.

Needham Interfaith Potluck Conversations

Save the Date!  On Sunday, October 21st at 5:00pm at TBS the Tzedek looks forward to welcoming the continuation of the Needham interfaith potluck conversations around race and diversity. Questions? Please email [email protected].

TBS Tzedek Presents:  One Dreamer's Story

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM, please join TBS Tzedek to hear Elias Rosenfeld speak in the TBS Sanctuary.  A question-and-answer discussion period will follow. Elias, Brandeis ’20, emigrated legally from Venezuela to the U.S. with his mom and little sister when he was six.  Then he lost his mom to cancer when he was in the 6th grade.  What he didn’t know at the time was that her passing meant he and his sister would also lose their legal status in this country.  Rosenfeld is a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.  Like all DACA recipients, he faces an uncertain future unless Congress and the President can reach a compromise to provide them with permanent legal status.  Unlike many DACAs who fear going public about their status, Rosenfeld has shared his story all over the country.  He has been the subject of national media reports and speeches with Joe Kennedy III, Senator Ed Markey, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rabbi Pesner and has interned with Senator Elizabeth Warren.

TBS Men's Sing-Along

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 7:15-9:30 PM, please join the men of TBS in the Community Hall as we gather 'round the piano with our Cantorial Soloist, DJ Fortine for songs and snacks in what we hope to be the first of many casual community singing events. You don't need to know how to read music (or even how to sing...) Just come to enjoy the company and the tunes! We'll meet directly following Wednesday evening minyan which runs from 6:45-7:15! Questions? Contact: DJ Fortine ([email protected]). Song requests? Contact: Matt Robinson ([email protected]).

 

An Inspiring Shabbat Service:  "Prophetic Power & Politics: How Reform Jews Can Create a More Just World"

On Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:15 PM, please join us for a special service. Our guest, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Executive Director of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, is an inspirational leader and tireless advocate for social justice. Named  as one of the most influential rabbis in the United States by Newsweek magazine, Rabbi Pesner encourages Jewish communities to reach across lines of race, class, and faith in campaigns for social justice. He will call us to action and outline concrete steps we can take as individuals, as a congregation, and as a movement for Tikkun Olam.

2018 Gersten-Hoisington Scholar in Residence Weekend

Save the weekend of Friday, December 14 through Sunday, December 16. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be joining us.  He is a noted writer, lecturer, and internationally-known religious leader. A bold, compelling, and inspiring speaker, he has presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos and has appeared on Fox news, CNN, and many other news outlets. He writes regularly for Time, The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post and the Israeli daily Haaretz. 

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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