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Wots Hanukka Party with lots to eat!
Shabbat Services This Weekend
Join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Hanukah service on Friday, December 19th, at 6:00 pm.Our Rabinnic Intern Jessie Wainer will be leading us in a new and innovative service. Bring your Menorah and five candles as part of the celebration. Dinner, including latkes, will be provided for $5 per person (free for ages 10 years and under). RSVP to the Temple Office (458-4739). Shabbat services will be conducted Saturday, December 20th beginning at 10:30 am.
Celebrate Hanukah with Aryeh the Lion, this Saturday, December 20th, at 9:30 am. RSVP to the Temple Office (458-4739).
Adult Education This Sunday with Jessie
This Sunday, December 21st, come learn about Hanukah with Rabbinic Intern Jessie Wainer beginning at 10:00 am. She will teach us about "The Great Mysteries and Miracles of Chanukah: Where Did Our Traditions Come From And Where Are They Going?"
Tikkun Olam Opportunity
Thursday December 25 is Merry Mitzvah Day at Maryhurst from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. Help us make a happy day for the girls and staff of Maryhurst! Volunteers are needed. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Franke Bloom at 502-245-7052 or email@example.com.
First Monday Adult Education on Jewish Genealogy
JEWISH GENEALOGY - Explore your Ancestry and Roots using the Internet presented byDr. Jon Klein. The program will include a live online demonstration of the web sites that Dr. Klein will discuss. Either view the websites on the screen at Temple Shalom or bring a mobile device and view the sites on your phone, tablet, or PC. Our WIFI will be available for all.
Please note that this session has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 8th at 7:00 pm due to a scheduling conflict.
Special WOTS Shabbat on January 17th
The congregation of Temple Shalom and friends are cordially invited to join in a Sisterhood Shabbat, commemorating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., conducted by members of Women of Temple Shalom (WOTS) on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of Temple Shalom.
12 Kabbalat Shabbat Family Service 6:15 PM
13 Morning Service 10:30 AM
19 Kabbalat Shabbat Hanukah Service and Dinner 6:15 PM
20 Hanukah Tot Shabbat! 9:30 AM
Morning Service 10:30 AM
26 Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:15 PM
27 Morning Service 10:30 AM
"For many of us the march from Selma to Montgomery was about protest and prayer. Legs are not lips and walking is not kneeling. And yet our legs uttered songs. Even without words, our march was worship. I felt my legs were praying."
-Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel-after marching with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama voting rights rally, mid-March 1965
The congregation of Temple Shalom and friends
are cordially invited to join in
commemorating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
conducted by members of Women of Temple Shalom
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
in the sanctuary of Temple Shalom
Kiddush lunch to follow
Please RSVP to indicate your lunch reservation to
The Temple Shalom office, 458-4739, by Wednesday, January 14
Dear Friend, Yes. I know that,
traditionally, Hanukah is not the Jewish gift giving holiday. Purim assumes that role. However, that being said the vast majority of American Jews do exchange gifts on Hanukah. Does this reality trouble me?
Not really. Other things trouble me more such as the isolation and vilification of the state of Israel and the specter of anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head. If anything, we need Hanukah now more than ever as a reminder that Jewish survival depends, largely on both Jewish political hegemony and educated Jews enthusiastically practicing Judaism and transmitting our religious civilization to our children.
At Temple Shalom Hanukah means Hanukah Helpers and our Merry Mitzvah brunch at the Maryhurst school. When I learned that we would, initially, be responsible for over fifty children, I was amazed. This was a record number of children in needand I knew more would join them. Even though I type these words at the end of October, I know that our sisterhood, the Women of Temple Shalom, our congregants and our friends in the community will make sure all these children have a Happy Hanukah and warm clothes that fit for the coming winter. I am equally certain that the girls and staff at Maryhurst will enjoy a delicious fun brunch on December; as Tevye proclaimed: "It's a tradition!"
Yes. Hanukah is a minor festival. But let me ask you: how "minor" is it to provide a child with warm clothing for the winter and happy Hanukah memories.
Minor? No! It's a mitzvah. Mishnah teaches that the value of a Mitzvah performed is known only to God.
Rabbi Stan Miles
It is December and that means Hanukkah is almost here. We get excited on Hanukkah for many reasons. It is a time when Jews celebrate this holiday at home with our families. It is exciting because we exchange gifts. The smell of delicious potato latkes wafts throughout our home. The sight of candles burning in our family menorah brings back many memories of past holidays.
Perhaps the most important aspect of Hanukkah is found in the name of the holiday itself: Dedication. When we, as Jews, dedicate ourselves through faith and action, we help to accomplish Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. There is no better example of this in Temple Shalom than Hanukkah Helpers where this year our congregants helped a record number of children ensuring they will have a wonderful Hanukkah too. Another Temple Shalom tradition of Tikkun Olam is participation in Merry Mitzvah Day on December 25th.
This month, please join your fellow congregants on Friday, December 19th, for a Shabbat Hanukkah with a latke dinner. Our Rabbinic Intern, Jessica Wainer, will be here to celebrate with us and lead us in song. It is a beautiful sight to see our many hanukkiah burn at the same time.
Awareness of Hanukkah offers us an opportunity to open our hearts. The real miracle is, in the words of Peter Yarrow, we “don’t let the light go out”.
Donate food to the Jewish Family & Career Services Food Pantry.
All donated food must be in its original packaging. Please do not donate expired items. Grocery gift cards and monetary donations may also be made to the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. Donations are accepted at JFCS Roth Family Center, 2821 Klempner Way, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Kim Toebbe at (502) 452-6341, ext. 103, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tikkun Olam Opportunity with Project Warm
The Jewish Project Warm Blitz will take place on Sunday, November 16th, from 12:30 to 5:00. Temple Shalom needs teams of 3 to 5 volunteers to weather homes of elderly or disabled residents on fixed incomes. Volunteers will seal windows, install interior plastic storms, and share energy saving tips. To volunteer or for more information, contact Amy Shir (email@example.com" data-mce-href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" data-mce-style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 12pt;" style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: 12pt;">email@example.com).
Merry Mitzvah at Maryhurst
Calling all Temple Shalom members to help the girls at Maryhurst celebrate Christmas. In the past, they have enjoyed snacks and doing activities such as painting nails, playing games, crafts, and applying henna tattoos.
We will meet at Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane, on Christmas Day, at 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please plan to join us in making this day a merry one for the girls. We need volunteers to lead the activities and/or bring holiday snacks and appetizers, cookies, and other treats.
To volunteer for this fun activity, contact Frankie Bloom – firstname.lastname@example.org" data-mce-href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or call 245-7052
Doris L and Theodore B Meyers Shabbos Friends Progam
JFCS is looking for volunteers to help bring the beauty of Shabbat to Jewish residents in area long term care facilities one Friday a month. You will say the blessings for the wine, candles, and Challah. If you can provide this much needed service, contact Kim Toebbe at JFCS at email@example.com" data-mce-href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or 452-6341.
Register Your Kroger Plus Card Today
Kroger has changed its reward program so for all members who register their Kroger Plus card, Kroger will send a percentage back to Temple Shalom. Gift cards are no longer necessary. Use your Kroger Plus card for groceries, prescriptions, and gas and Temple Shalom benefits with no additional cost to you. To participate, you have to register your Kroger Plus card one time. Go to www. kroger.com/communityrewards and use the Temple Shalom NPO code 10952.
1. What magazine since 1914, has brought the events that impact the Jewish people in Israel and around the world into the homes of American Jewish women?
2. What 3 names has this publication had over the course of 100 years?
3. What city is the most populous city in Texas and has a 50,000-strong Jewish community?
4. What is the Uplift Project?
5. Who is Dr. Eli Capilouto?
From 1914-1921, it was Hadassah Bulletin and until 1961 it was Hadassah Newsletter and ever since, the publication is Hadassah Magazine.
"It is a fun, whimsical way of taking on a serious issue," says Mindy Bloom, the national chair of The Uplift Project. This project officially kicked off in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for more information about The Uplift Project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the online gallery.
He is the first Jewish president of the University of Kentucky.
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