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Yom Kippur information
Detailed information about Yom Kippur services is on our website. Find out details about the Yom Kippur information, including service times and detals about the afternoon learning sessions, buying guest tickets and more. Click on photo to right for the High Holidays brochure.

Food drive continues on Yom Kippur
Remember to fill the bags you received on Rosh Hashanah with food and toiletry items and put the bags inside the truck parked on Temple Street throughout Yom Kippur. Thank you to Bruce Green for his continued support to make this act of tzedakah (charity) a reality and the Lena and Denis Goodwin family for prepping the bags. For a list of needed items, visit our High Holy Days page. Items will be distributed through the Newton Food Pantry.

Sukkot programs coming Sunday




Sunday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. (Pizza in the Hut); Monday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. (festival service) and 10 a.m. (Family Sukkot)

Decorate the sukkah while also enjoying pizza at our annual Pizza in the Hut festivities marking the start of Sukkot. This is free, please register.
Sukkot festivities continue on Monday with a traditional Sukkot service and the Family Sukkot Program. A family service and crafts and snacks in the sukkah are part of the family program, which is for ages 0-5 with siblings welcome. No registration necessary.
Looking ahead to Simhat Torah, a chapel service with Yizkor will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m..

Sisterhood hosts Cook's Night Out

Start off the New Year with Sisterhood's Cook's Night Out. At this cooking demo, learn new recipes and tips from an expert chef. Catch up with friends - old and new - as we enjoy a glass of wine and sample the results together. Space is limited. Bring a donation for the Newton Food Pantry, and we’ll deliver it for you. Register now.

Israeli Kitchen Encounter coming in October
Saturday , Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Israel has a unique and fantastically delicious culinary culture. From  shwarma to shakshuka, spicy Moroccan fish to Ethiopian injera – Israeli cuisine tells the story of the diverse cultures and peoples who play vital roles in modern Israeli society. Join us for a hands-on cooking class, dinner and boutique Israeli wine tasting. Innovative and well-regarded Israeli chefs, Nir Margalith and Guy Marom from Puzzle Israel will travel from Jerusalem to share their knowledge, passion and talent for Israeli cuisine with us! The cost is $50/person. Register now.

Adult Learning classes announced
Israel; Intro to Judaism; 21 lessons on democracy, God and more; mysticism and Hasidic masters and Haftorah will be part of the Adult Learning classes coming this fall at the Temple. The classes and start dates are:
Israel 101+: Exploring the History of Zionism and the Modern State of Israel – Oct. 11

The Seductive Haftarah – Oct. 28

21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Nov. 7 Downtown Study and Nov. 14 at the Temple

Jewish Mysticism of the Early Hasidic Masters – Nov. 13.

Intro to Judaism – Nov. 13.
Registration is now open.


Connecting with college students
Goodie bags will be sent to Temple Shalom college students several times during the academic year by the College Connection program. Please sign up your college student now, and keep the connection strong.


SHACHARIT and MINCHA welcomes students
Registration for SHACHARIT, our program for kindergarten through fifth graders, and MINCHA, for sixth and seventh graders, is now open for the academic year starting in September. SHACHARIT meets weekly on Sunday mornings for all participants. MINCHA meets Tuesday afternoons for learning, leadership and friendship. In both programs, third through sixth graders attend one hour of Small Group Hebrew during the week.
The calendar for SHACHARIT is available online.

Parenting Through a Lens class returns
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, a six-session program designed to combine parenting skills and Jewish values, is back this fall. The session begins on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. and will again be led by Heather Zacker. Other sessions of this Hebrew College program are Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2 and 16. The cost is $95/person, $155/couple. Save $20 when registering by June 30. Register now!

MA’ARIV, MADRICHIM registration continues
Registration for all 8th-12th grade offerings for 2018-19 is now open. Programs include:
MA’ARIV (grades 8-12)
Madrichim Sign up for SHACHARIT, Taste of Camp, MINCHA and Big Buddies (grades 8-12)
ETGAR 36 Civil Rights Trip to the South (grades 8-12)
Confirmation and
Moving Traditions (Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim groups) (grades 8-9). To register, log into your Temple account going to my account, scroll to school enrollments and select 8th-12th grade.

Tue, September 18 2018 9 Tishrei 5779