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Temple Shalom goes to Israel in 2020

Jerusalem. Tel Aviv. Israeli cuisine. Politics. History. And much more is in store on the Temple Shalom Food, Wine & Politics of Israel trip led by Rabbis Berry and Abrasley from March 22-31, 2020. The trip is geared to adults. Learn more about the trip and deepen connections to Israel. Registration for the trip is open.

Temple goes green with billing

Temple Shalom is going green. Beginning in June, the Temple will automatically send monthly billing statements electronically unless you change your preferred delivery method to paper mail.

The Mosaic of Temple Shalom coming in June

Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. (after services)
Preserve our past and celebrate our future in this very unique Mosaic of Temple Shalom program as we ready for renovations of the Temple starting in late June. After services, artist Josh Winer will lead us in a hands-on art workshop to help preserve the memories created in our Temple (no art experience is necessary) and celebrate as the Temple Shalom community builds towards our exciting future.

Celebrating Shavuot with Torah-Telling


Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m. Yizkor; 7:30-9 p.m., Shavuot celebration and program 
Join us for Shavuot Torah-Telling as a few Temple members share their most meaningful text from Torah. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Register for this free celebration.

Temple backs gun buyback program

Temple Shalom’s Social Justice team has pledged up to $1,000 in matching funds to support the Newton's Gun Buy Back on June 15. Please help keep Newton safe by donating $25 gift cards from Wegman's or Whole Foods at the Temple office. Gun buybacks allow individuals to surrender unwanted firearms with no questions asked in return for a grocery gift card. For more information, contact Laura Towvim.

Bar Mitzvah project supports Buddy Dog Humane Society

The Bar Mitzvah project of Max Raffel is in support of the Buddy Dog Humane Society, which places stray, homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in suitable homes. Max put out a container in the Temple’s downstairs lobby seeking such items as canned food (not shredded), toys, soft chew treats and leashes. Mazel tov to Max on his Bar Mitzvah this past Saturday.

SHACHARIT continues registration

Registration for the 2019-20 SHACHARIT education program has opened. SHACHARIT meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m.-noon and is complimented by a one-hour "Small Group Hebrew" session for students in grades 3-6. Register now for the year starting in September. People must be logged in to register.

Nursery School expands hours

The Nursery School is open for registration for the 2019-20 school year with extended hours. The Nursery School day will start at 7:45 a.m and  close at 5:30 p.m. Contact Nursery School Director Lucy Banerji for more information about this warm, engaging program. For detailed information about the school, visit the Nursery School website.

Nature Summer Camp: limited space remains

The Nature Explorer Summer Camp is back in late June for two months of fun-filled programming ranging from gardening to puppets to outer space. While many days are at capacity, there are openings. Contact Camp Director Becca Yudkoff with name and age of your child and what day, hours and weeks you are seeking. Sign-up is by the week.

Sun, May 26 2019 21 Iyar 5779