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documentary was just made featuring Temple Beth Shalom member, Jennifer Greenberg Seth, and her story of Jewish identity through music and family. The Temple Beth Shalom Kol Hakavod Ensemble sings in the background throughout most of the documentary and you can see many shots of our group singing and of our sanctuary.   PBS's "The Story of the Jews." The program will air on KLRU Tuesday 3/25/14 & Tuesday 4/1/14, both starting at 7pm.
Shalom Seniors - Guys & Dolls at Georgetown Palace Theatre - June 8th
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Opportunities & Updates  
Do you have a child who is between the ages of 2 and 5? Your family is eligible to participate in Torah Tots this Spring. Lucky you!! Registration is now open for Spring 2014.

Adult Education-Rabbi Freedman Discusses his Sabbatical
- if you missed any sessions, watch here:
1st and 2nd and 3rd
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RJ.org Blog Entries  

NFTY Blog Entries - News & Views of Reform Jewish Teens

Submissions from our own Temple Beth Shalom members....

May 8, 2013 - A letter to my daughter for her first NFTY year by Allison Kramer

Sacred Stories - Learn more about how to share your own story, and read stories of average Reform Jews– stories of moments when their worlds were transformed – through struggles with tragedy, encounters with the divine, moments when their communities reached out to them or when they reached out to another.

Submissions from our own Temple Beth Shalom members....

September 14, 2012 - Turn: A Poem for the High Holy Days by Mark Wendel

January 26, 2012 - Pastor at a Yizkor Service by Mark Wendel

October 6, 2011 - Finding Comfort in a Caring Community by Lori Freedman

Upcoming Events  
April 2014
Planning and issue discussion
04/19 -  Torah Study
8th-12th graders: Come play golf with TABSY at TOP GOLF in Austin! $10 per person - bring it with you to the event RSVP by April 14th to Kayce at tabsyadvisor@gmail.com
3-4pm Meal Preparation and 4-6pm Food Delivery
04/21 -  Yizkor Service
8 - Torah Study, 8:30 Service
04/23 -  Hebrew School
Session 1: Grades 3,4,5,&7: 4:30pm - 5:40pm; Grade 6: 4:30pm - 6:00pm Session 2: Grades 3,4,5,&7: 5:20pm - 6:30pm; Grade 6: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
04/25 -  Shabbat Service
04/26 -  Torah Study
Bring your own dinner and join us in sending off Shabbat at the Park!
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Community Events  
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin (JFGA) are pleased to broadcast THE STORY OF THE JEWS, which explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. Based on British historian Simon Schama's epic book The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)," the five-part series features interviews with noted academics, writers, politicians and artists.

KLRU will broadcast
Part 1-2 on March 25th, 7-9 pm
Part 3-5 on April 1st, 7-10 pm

In conjunction with the series, KLRU and the JFGA will host a screening and create online vignettes focused on Jewish life in Austin. Get more details at klru.org

Jewish World News  
RJ.org - The Reform Blog  

URJ Books and Music Releases the Ultimate Debbie Friedman Anthology

URJ Books and Music is proud to release the ultimate anthology of the musical works of Debbie Friedman, z”l (1951 – 2011). Regarded as one of the most influential Jewish singer-songwriters in history, Debbie is known for her timeless Jewish folk music, filled with peaceful and universal messages, which have been adopted by Jewish congregations […]

“We Must Live for Today; We Must Build for Tomorrow”: Social Action in NFTY

By Sophie Foxman The concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world) was introduced into Judaism in the early rabbinic period. It was introduced to me — and has shaped my life in astonishing ways since then — when I entered NFTY. Growing up, I idealistically believed I could do anything and help everyone, a concept […]

Response to shooting in Kansas City: A Modern Plague of Violence

Tonight at our Seder tables teeming with life, we pause with heavy hearts as we grieve with the families of those killed yesterday in the shootings that took place in a Jewish Community Center and a nearby Jewish senior living community in Overland Park, Kansas. The shooter, a former Ku Klux Klan leader filled with […]

The “Wicked” Child of the Pew Study

by Rabbi Danny Burkeman Pesach is coming, and at s’darim across the Jewish community we will once again label four children as wise, wicked, simple, and the one who does not know how to ask. I have always struggled with this part of the seder for two reasons. All of my work with young people […]

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