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The Jewish Love Affair with Stories: Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Ariel Burger
May 7, 12:15 p.m.
Come and learn how Aggada, the Hebrew word for traditional storytelling, helped keep Jewish culture and values alive over millennia. The event, which includes brunch, costs $18. For more information, visit the Scholar in Residence page

Rummage sale seeks volunteers
The annual Sisterhood rummage sale is set for Sunday and Monday March 19-20 with drop-off days March 13-17. Items needed include clothing,, DVDs, shoes, housewares, jewelry and linens. All of the proceeds will  go directly to the Temple in support of our youth programming.
As in the past we need our dedicated Temple Shalom members, women and men,  to set aside time to help make this year’s sale the best ever!
Sign-up on the Sisterhood page to contribute your time. Contact Robin Krieger, Rummage Sale Chair, with any questions.

 Temple Shalom Refugee Humanitarian Project
“You too must befriend the stranger,  for you were strangers in the land of Egypt”Deuteronomy 10:19
There are currently over 65 million displaced people worldwide calling out for  a safe and secure place to live. This year at Temple Shalom we are heeding the call with a commitment to provide housing for two refugee families for a year.  This is an enormous task that will require many hearts and hands.  If you are interested in learning more about the project or how you can help, please contact Refugee Humanitarian Project.

Got Shabbat? Try one of our many Shabbat Worship Options
Each person connects to Judaism is their own ways. We want to help you connect and find a way to bring Shabbat into your life.

Shabbat Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation - March 4 at 9 a.m.
An opportunity to merge a mindfulness meditation practice with Shabbat.

Seeking Shabbat – March 11 at 8:45 a.m.
We explore the meaning of Sabbath in our lives and in today’s world through texts, both modern and classical.

Temple Shalom named “Partner Congregation” in Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project

ruderman_partner-193x263Temple Shalom is a Partner Congregation with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP). With a clear vision for Inclusion of people with disabilities in religious education and congregational life, Temple Shalom will be a home for all. We mark Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month each February.

 

Our Rabbinic transition
Temple Shalom is keeping members informed of the transition in the clergy.

Letter to Members: January 2017 rabbinic transition

Letter to Members: Dec 2016 re Rabbi Gurvis leaving

Tastes of life
Each week, our rabbis and cantor offer their thoughts on a range of topics from Torah to slices of life, which appear in the weekly newsletter.

The gift and blessing of  health
By Cantor Peter Halpern
peterhalpernOutside3AIt often occurs to me how we take for granted the return from sickness to health. We become more sensitized to this when when we focus on praying for those with serious illnesses as in the Mi Sheiberach prayer. In theory, though, a simple cold could just as easily stay with forever as pass relatively quickly as it does. Traditionally upon rising, we say a prayer at home thanking God for making our bodies with such wisdom. By the ninth century, it was moved into the synagogue at the beginning of the service. The chatima or final sentence is “Blessed are you God, who Heals all flesh and acts wondrously.” How important to be reminded that it is indeed a wonder that daily we are granted the simple gift of health.

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