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.
Discover SHACHARIT for Incoming, Prospective K-2
Sunday, April 2, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Discover the Temple Shalom world of SHACHARIT, our innovative, inclusive Jewish educational program. Join us in this program for incoming K-2 children and experience a musical family prayer service, classroom activities for children, a parent Q&A session and refreshments. Come to Discover SHACHARIT to find out about the K-2 education experience at Temple Shalom! For more information and questions, contact Lori Leiderman. RSVP required.
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.
Shira Yoga – April 1
Shira Yoga integrates movement, Jewish texts and intricate global Jewish music. This class will provide a flexible space for all yogis.
Shabbat Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation - April 1 at 9 a.m.
An opportunity to merge a mindfulness meditation practice with Shabbat.
Seeking Shabbat – April 8 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.
Our Rabbinic transition
Temple Shalom sent the following letters to the congregation to keep them abreast of the rabbinical transition process.
Letter to Members: January 2017 rabbinic transition
Letter to Members: December 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.
Being drawn to the good
By Cantor Peter Halpern
The Torah portion this past Shabbat was Ki Tisa, containing the story of Moses’ anger at seeing the Golden Calf our ancestors made in the desert when he left them to ascend Mount Sinai. It’s good to be reminded that even Moses had his moments. Our Bar Mitzvah last Saturday spoke about moments of righteous anger, which would lead us to believe that not all anger is bad.
In the book “Everyday Holiness,” Alan Morinis states that Rabbi Meir Chodosh “did not deal with bad character traits. He preferred to deal with the positive to develop themes that exalt the personality and raise it higher and higher.” Indeed, if we are drawn to the good and focus on that, others things may fall away on their own. May we remain aware and discerning while allowing ourselves to be drawn to the good and elevated by its purity and holiness.
Ruderman Project names Temple Shalom “Partner Congregation”
Temple 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.