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Monthly Archives: 22 Kislev 5771 (November 29, 2010)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edward Bornstein, father of Meryl Garber, grandfather of Shayna Garber, Jackie Garber and Rebecca Guilmet. Funeral services will be graveside at Son of Jacob cemetery in Danvers on Monday, November 29 at 2 p.m. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Rachael and Bruce Palmacci, following the graveside service on Monday until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday 12 to 8 p.m. The congregation offers its condolences to Meryl and Victor, Shayna, Jackie, Rebecca, David, Ian and Hailey. May God comfort the family in their grief among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Our next Club Shabbat/Tot Shabbat date is this Saturday, December 4. Older students attend our regular service, which begins at 9 a.m. The separate Tot Shabbat service is geared to children in grades 2 or younger, and begins at 10 a.m. Please remember that Shabbat service attendance is a Religious School requirement for grades 5 and up, and we highly encourage all students and parents to attend. Sunday, December 5, marks the return of TBA’s Community Learning Days. In lieu of regular Religious School classes, we open up Jewish learning to congregants of all ages and to the community at large. Please plan to arrive with your family at 8:30 for a light breakfast and to spend the morning engaged in learning. Programming will run from 9 a.m. to noon. On Friday, December 10, we will formally recognize our second-grade class during our Consecration service. Services will be held at 7 p.m. and followed by a special Oneg. We will hold our next Parents Coffee on Sunday, December 12. Join us for refreshments and casual socializing. Please note there is no School Committee meeting on this date. The next Sunday-morning School Committee meeting is scheduled for January 9 at 11 … Continue reading
The congregation is invited to attend a special board meeting for the TBA Strategic Plan presentation. When & Where: Date: Tuesday, December 14 Time: 7:30 PM Place: Temple B’nai Abraham
One of the stories that rabbis enjoy teaching in regard to Hanukkah is the one that involves the dispute between the schools of Shammai and Hillel regarding the lighting of the Hanukkiyah, the eight-branched candelabra that has become the central focus to our holiday celebration. Each night we add one more candle of light to our celebration, increasing both the joy and the warmth that emanates in the moment when performing the mitzvah with one’s family and/or friends. According to the sage, Hillel, this is in keeping with the understanding that one should increase one’s joy when performing a mitzvah. Shammai, however, argued that the joy that comes with lighting the candles should be done in a blaze of glory, beginning with the first night.
A Post-Thanksgiving Thought The Internet has changed the way we do business in so many different areas of our life. So many, in fact, that we are unable to keep track of how this vehicle for communication has affected our ability to reach out and reach into the lives of others. For example, I am sure that Hallmark is reeling from the loss of sales when it comes to sending those right words to a loved one at those important “hallmark” moments.
This Bulletin Digest includes a selection of website posts, plus announcements for December and January. Please continue to check the website regularly for complete postings, updated information, and calendar listings. Click this link for the December-January Bulletin Digest.
It’s hard to believe that Chanukah and the winter season are upon us. The High Holidays have barely passed, yet here we are, trees are without leaves and it’s dark at 4:30 p.m. But the lights burn bright at TBA. The building is buzzing with activity. Religious School is in full swing, our next Community Learning Day is Sunday, December 5, and our Sunday night Jam Space, engaging area teens in music, has become very popular. Monday, December 6, will be the annual Ladies, Latkes and Libations get-together sponsored by Sisterhood. TBA will also host the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore on Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m., featuring a concert by the Mak’hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, performing a wide range of liturgical, Hebrew, Yiddish and Israeli music. Our Brotherhood, dormant for several years has been reborn under the leadership of Josh Rudin. Our first event was a Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament, and on Thursday, December 16, at 7 p.m., Boston sports legend Bob Lobel will be our featured speaker for a discussion of his many years as the area’s leading sports newscaster. We recently had another successful Women-Led Shabbat Service, and Sisterhood did a … Continue reading