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Bonim (Hebrew for "Builders") was created  to engage members in Temple life and to provide an opportunity and reason for this group of Temple members to stay involved and connected with Temple Shalom. 

“Lunch With The Pros,” a noon time program more recently launched by Bonim is designed to interest all Temple members. “Lunch With The Pros” programs are held about five times a year with fascinating speakers, musical events and catered lunches at a very modest cost.

Recent presentations have included talks by former Gov. Michael Dukakis, Brian McGrory of the Boston Glober, Yvonne Abraham, a Boston Globe columnist, Mark Volpe, Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and concerts by the a cappella quartet “Anthology” and Cantor Peter Halpern and Music Director David Carrier and their special guest, mezzo-soprano, Katarzyna Sadek.

 “Lunch with the Pros” is open to open to all Temple members, their family and friends. Let us know if you would like to become involved.

Past events

The Second Time Around premieres
Sunday, March 4,  West Newton Cinema
A heart-warming movie filled with hope, dreams and second chances about two seniors meeting and making a discovery, “The Second Time Around” makes its New England premiere.
Katherine Mitchell (Linda Thorson), a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn’t looking for love a second time, not at her age, and certainly not with grumpy Isaac Shapiro (Stuart Margolin). Despite the nosy bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. Against unforeseen obstacles, their love blooms and together they set out to fulfill Katherine’s lifelong dream of going to the opera in Milan. Presented by Bonim and the Temple Film Society.

Koleinu chorus brings the music
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Koleinu, Boston's Jewish Community Chorus,presents "Warming Light," a concert featuring Shabbat and Chanukah songs. Our own Cantor Peter Halpern will be the featured soloist. The 75-member chorus performs a wide range of sacred, secular, traditional, and contemporary Jewish choral works. The concert is presented by the Temple's Bonim and the Music Committees

Hospital merger mania and you
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
Hospital mergers are a fact of life in the Boston area. Why the recent urge? What's the impact on patient care? Bonim presents Patrick Jordan, former COO for Lahey, who will offer his perspectives, who was heavily involved in Lahey's proposed merger with Beth Israel Deaconess.The cost is $5. Either send a check to the Temple with "Bonim" written on it or pay at the door.

Phantom Gourmet speaks on dining scene
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
phnatomgourmetThe Phantom Gourmet gives the lowdown on the Boston-area restaurant scene. David Andelman, aka The Phantom Gourmet, started the show in 1993 while a law/MBA student at Northeastern. David eats out about 1,000 meals per year.

Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe columnist
Monday, December 5, 2016
Back by popular demand!  Bonim is delighted to welcome once again one of the brightest lights in Boston newspaper journalism, Yvonne Abraham of The Boston Globe.“I want to bring people and voices to the Globe who wouldn’t otherwise be seen or heard," she said.

Sun, March 18 2018 2 Nisan 5778