August 20, 2014   24 Av 5774
High Holy Day Information

Schedule - Rabbi's letter with information on service options for our first High Holy Days services in our new home

Important deadlines and information
Book of Remembrance August 29
Volunteer - Captain, Greeter, Setup/Breakdown September 2
Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg September 12
Break the Fast Donations September 19

Israeli Kitchen Encounters!  Learn to cook Israeli dishes, dinner and wine included! -  Order Now - Space Limited - September 28th 

Yahrzeit Plaque Order Information

Sisterhood Fundraisers 

Place your honey order 


Send Sisterhood Holiday Greeting by Sept. 1

Oneg information & Signup
A documentary was 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 ."

Opportunities & Updates  
Adult Education-Rabbi Freedman Discusses his Sabbatical
- if you missed any sessions, watch here:
1st and 2nd and 3rd
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Learn more.. HEB Card Fundraising Program

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Let your voice be heard - Sign the Petition to support equal representation for all Jews at the Western Wall
Press Releases from the Religious Action Center 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  
August 2014
Planning and issue discussion
Beit Tichon High School Religious Program news - led by Rabbi Freedman, Alison Kramer, and Heather Feinberg
6:30 Pre-Oneg for Summer
08/23 -  Torah Study
Open house for teens AND parents
6:30 Pre-Oneg for Summer
08/30 -  Torah Study
Our Community Album  

Jewish World News - The Reform Blog  

Engage Jewish Youth During the High Holiday Season

With the High Holidays approaching, congregations are considering new ways to effectively connect to more youth at this vital time in the Jewish calendar. If your synagogue is among those looking at new approaches this year, consider the following variables: Make sure the program content is varied. Teens need spirituality, but are also drawn to […]

NFTY-STR – It Takes a Village and We are a Village

by Julie Marsh Many people wonder about the “magic” of NFTY, the power to bring teenagers together, create a holy community, and create lasting relationships. As a regional advisor, I am often asked how, when, and who creates that NFTY “magic.” To many, these questions are complicated, and to be honest, when it comes to […]

The Porch: It’s Southern, It’s Open, and It’s Jewish

For the past 18 months, the URJ supported three “Communities of Practice,” cohorts of congregations that came together to learn, discuss, and experiment in a specific field. Members from participating congregations have been asked to reflect about their process. by Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas When I was ordained a cantor in 2011, I never imagined […]

Jewish Women Innovators: The Next Generation

by Sam Kazer This week, the WRJ Blog features a series of articles about the newest URJ Camp: URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, and WRJ’s efforts to increase the presence of girls at the camp and, by extension, support women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our girls’ dorm, Rosie, is named after Rosalind Franklin, a […]

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