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Monthly Archives: 7 Shevat 5772 (January 31, 2012)
Join us on Sunday, February 5, for a Community Learning Day featuring piano-pounding rocker Jay Rapoport and storyteller and environmental educator David Arfa. Practice pilates for families and for “mature bodies,” and learn about eco Kashrut with Rabbi Adler. Or make crafts with your kids (preschoolers to grade 1) during a 10 a.m. workshop with music and stories. Something for everyone! About TBA’s Community Learning Day The Community Learning Days are designed to bring all generations of our congregation and the greater North Shore Jewish Community together to enjoy educational programming. The program is free and open to the public. Generally, our Community Learning Days feature one or more special guests complemented by individuals from our community who share their expertise, skill, interest or talent. This program is generously sponsored by the Alan Kaplan Memorial Enrichment Fund. February 5 Featured Guests Jay Rapoport Jay Rapoport takes Jewish values and stories and transforms them into “Ruach Rock”, a catchy piano-pounding style influenced by Ben Folds and Billy Joel. His first album of original Jewish songs, “With All Your Heart,” was released in November 2010, and he is now touring with his unique blend of instant sing-alongs and engaging musical storytelling that gets … Continue reading
I would like to share an update on TBA’s social and environmental justice programming. TBA members are very generous with their time when it comes to the Monday Night Suppers at the First Baptist Church. These suppers are an opportunity for our community to reach out to those in need. Last month, about 30 people from TBA came out to cook and serve. Thank you to all of our volunteers, and especially to Dave Carnevale, who does most of the shopping and schlepping each month. The Social Action Committee has taken on the responsibility of making sure that there continues to be funding for the food. To that end, on Friday, February 3, the Social Action Committee will sponsor an oneg in honor of the Helman family for redirecting their fund to the Monday Night Suppers. Linda Helman thought this would be a good way to honor the memory of her husband, Stephen, because he was committed to the Monday Night Suppers. The theme of Shabbat services that evening will be Homelessness and Economic Justice. I hope you can join us. Donations may also be made to the Stephen Helman Monday Night Supper Fund through the TBA office. This month … Continue reading
TBA will join members of Temple Shalom for a joint Tu B’Shevat program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, at the Salem synagogue. Come for pizza and drinks and the planting of bean seeds for Temple Shalom’s brand-new community garden, Gan Rut (see below). Rabbi Adler and Leora Mallach from Beantown Jewish Gardens will teach about the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, a celebration of trees, nature and spring. David Gass of the Highland Coalition in Lynn will talk about how to leverage a garden to create community. The program is free. Bring your children! RSVP to Rabbi Adler, so they know how much pizza to order. Gan Rut – Ruth’s Garden at Temple Shalom The Torah teaches us that we are to share the bounty of our land with those less fortunate. It is incumbent upon us to use our property not only for ourselves but also for the benefit of others. Leviticus 23:22: And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap the corners of your fields, nor shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor, and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God. Ruth, the … Continue reading
The Congregation Gratefully Acknowledges the Following Contributions (Recorded December 16, 2011, through January 13, 2012) Sorry, you must be registered and logged in to view this article and any associated comments.
Dear Friends of TBA, In Religious School, we have been learning about becoming a Mensch. Over the last few weeks, we have been very busy making a variety of items including Shabbat Candle holders, tote bags, tie-dye t-shirts, and Matzah and Challah covers, Tzedakah boxes, and treasure boxes. We are going to be selling these items at the Community Learning Day on Sunday February 5, 2012. The money we make will be donated to a worthy cause. We need your help! Please consider buying some of our projects. The really came out terrific! Thank you, “The Third Graders” Hailey Bello, Max Edelstein, Charlie Mack, Sarah Perkins, Jason Richard, Ethan Sheris, Lauren Sheris, Eli Younger & Allison Wolper
Jennifer Jo Averill Moffitt (bat mitzvah’ed at TBA, daughter of Lauren and Tim Averill) and her husband Kerry Moffitt were burned out of their Medford rental at the beginning of January. Their children Wilbur (5) and Mahala (3) and they now reside at a rental single-family home in Arlington. They have been very fortunate to find a home, and they are in the process of unpacking and assessing the losses. The largest need is now financial. This is the second fire that the family has experienced within a few years. If you would like to make a donation to help them, please make a check out to the TBA Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund and write in the memo that this is for the Averill Moffitt fire. We will keep track of donations and I will forward funds on to the family. Thanks so much.
Acknowledging the Yahrzeit, the Hebrew anniversary of a person’s death is a widely held observance in Judaism and at Temple B’nai Abraham.
This Shabbat we will recognize the Yahrzeit’s of: Robert Bromberg, Helen Abrams, Anna Katz, Rose Selesnick, Helen Siegel, Elaine Goonin, Arthur Berman, Benjamin Cohen, Andrè Fleuriel, Rosetta Jacobs, Lena Salloway, Mary Sidman, Rose Simon, William Goldberg.
This past Shabbat we recognized the Yahrzeit’s of: Hannah E. Mann, William Simon, Esther Calish, Joseph Greenstein, Samuel Kransberg, David Stearn, Sally Summer, Maurice Franklin, Anne Gaynor, Edward Glichouse, Ida Goldberg, Ida Siegel, Abe Snyder, Louis Toll, George Chansky, Clara Fireman, Sara Berman, Max Etzkin, Bertha Scherer, Harold Silver, Moses I. Simon, Allen Goff, Ruth Golden, Alice Myers, Linda Greenberg, Dr. Herman S. Levine.