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Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

Serving the Jewish Community of: Milton, Quincy, Boston, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roslindale, Braintree & Surrounding Areas

CBSBH Newsletter 4/15/15

“Building Now and for the Future”


Tonight, the 27th of Nisan begins Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
This date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the Warsaw
ghetto uprising. In memory and honor of all those murdered, incinerated
and piled in unmarked graves; in memory and honor of all whose entire
families were destroyed so there is not even one person alive to say
Kaddish for the others; in memory and honor of the loss of 1/3 of the
entire Jewish People, I ask 2 things….1) that you read the poem below
and 2) you consider how as a Jew you might live a bit extra for that one
in three who was not given that chance. RabbiB

“Everyone has a name” Poem by Zelda [translated from Hebrew]
Everyone has a name
given to him by God
and given to him by his parents.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his stature
and the way he smiles.
and given to him by his clothing
Everyone has a name
given to him by the mountains
and given to him by the walls.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the stars
and given to him by his neighbors.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his sins
and given to him by his longing.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his enemies
and given to him by his love.
Everyone has a name
given to him by his holidays
and given to him by his work.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the seasons
and given to him by his blindness.
Everyone has a name
given to him by the sea and
given to him
by his death.


6 Survivors Honored at Israel’s Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Read about them at


Thursday, April 16th7:00-9:00 pm In honor of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust
Memorial Day, we will be showing “Rafting to Bombay” at the Thomas Crane
Public Library in Quincy. Everyone is welcome. Parking is available in
Library Parking Lot.
Friday, April 17th 7:10 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting TimeNo service this
Saturday, April 18th9:30 Shabbat Morning ServicesWe will read Parashat
Shemini. The Kiddush is being sponsored by Hy Levy in memory of his late
wife, Gladys, and Cynthia and Ruben Gruber in memory of Cynthia’s
mother, Jesse Ross.
Sunday, April 19th9:00 am Morning Minyan at Cong. Office, 40 Willard
Street, Suite 202and1:00 pm In Honor of Israel Independence Day,
“Fulfilling the Dream: from the Desert to the World’, sponsored by
Arnold & Leona Rubin Adult Education at Temple Beth Am, 871 North Main
Street, Randolph. Telephone # 781-963-0440. Also, following there
will be Mastering the Secrets of the Human Brain with special guest
Prof. Alon Friedman, Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev. These programs are free and open the public.
RSVP-to Dana Ben-Benyamin at dbenyamin@aabgu.org or 646-452-3702.
Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, April 22nd8:00-9:30 pm The Ethics of Public Leadership: Who
speaks for the Jews? Yom Ha’atzma’ut at Temple Emanuel, Newton, 385
Ward Street–Riesman Hall–RSVP

Friday, April 24th7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Fuller
Village-Brush Hill

Sunday, April 26th
10:00AM-3:00PM Indoor Yard Sale at Temple Beth El, 1001 Hancock Street,
Quincy, MA (Volunteers needed between 9:30-3:30–Please call or email
the office to be added to the list of volunteers). Kitchen equipment
and utensils, large quantities of dishes and glassware, furniture and
other items will be available for sale.

3:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 2:30PM) The Seraphin Singers Jerusalem:
Holy, Disputed, Lamented Music Inspired by the Holy City with Kol Arev,
Chamber Choir of Hebrew College at First Church (Congregational), 11
Garden Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Learn more at:
https://youtu.be/W3P-MAlqYYA. $20 Adults/$15 Students & Seniors
available at the door

Thursday, April 30th – June 18th
10:00 am-12:00 pm JVS Center for Economic Opportunity–75 Federal
to:https://careermoves.wufoo.com/forms/r1as0q2d0y186cs/ or call:

Sunday, May 3rd–10-15 am-11:45 am–An invitation has been offered to
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills by the Islamin Center in
Quincy for a cultural and educational exchange at their mosque. Please
watch your mail for a postcard with all the information. We are hoping
for a large turnout of our membership.
3:00 pm The Sisterhood invites you to an afternoon of Fashions by
Caryn’s Corner and High Tea at The Club House of Pine Brook. RSVP to
Janet Quint, 1372 Brush Hill Road, F 206, Milton, MA 02186 with a check.
Donor is $36; Patron is $54 and Benefactor is $72.

Sunday, May 10th
Sign up for “Walking the Walk to End the Violence”. Let the office know
if you are interested. Maybe we will have enough people from the Temple
to sponsor a group. For more info, go to

Sunday, May 31st
Noon to 6:00 pm Celebrate Israel: Boston–Gann Academy, 333 Forest
Street, Waltham. — A festival of Israeli Music, Art, Dance, Fun, Food
and Community! Join us for the biggest celebration of Israel that New
England has ever seen! Visit CelebrateIsraelBoston.com for all the
GoEcco invites members of Jewish organizations to participate in our
internships and volunteer projects abroad!
GoEcco was created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to
travel and contribute to the communities, wildlife and environments they
visit. Contact them at 1-646-240-4545 or www.goeco.org.
Short article with photos highlighting Gemilut Chasadim / Acts of
Lovingkindness in Peru by our very own Zach Cooperstein, Paul’s son.
Yasher Koach – Remain Strong!!
Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program needs volunteers. RSVP is funded
in party by a national Senior Corps grant and sponsored by Norfolk
County Commissioners. To find out more info, go to:
Http://norfolkcounty.org/index.cfm-pid=11081 or call 781-329-5728.
April 18-24 Yahrzeit List
May their memories be for a blessing. This week, we remember:
Bertha Barry
David Bayard
Jacob Bayard
Tamara Berger
Lottie Berman
Kenneth Bunshaft
Dora Cahan
Herman Cohen
Jean Cohen
Rebekah Cohn
Sally Davis
Bessie Finkel
Ruth Fox
Rebecca Gilman
Cantor Joshua Goldberg
Ruth Gunst
Zelda Handler
Louis Hodess
Judith Klingenstein
Jennie Kodets
William Kristal
Hyman Levine
Clare Matlin
Dr. Samuel Merlin
Beatrice Mikelson
Rose Mordis
Isaac Peltz
Kaila Primak
Stanley Rosenbaum
Peter Schneider
Harold Shields
Robert K. Shnitzler
Janette B. Shrago
Ruth Tenzer
Charles Wartel


Rabbi Benjamin’s Office Hours*
Monday: Rabbi’s Day off
Tuesday: 11:00 – 3:30
Wednesday: 11:00 – 3:30
Thursday: 2:00 -6:00
Friday: 11:00 – 3:00
* – To arrange a meeting outside of Office Hours please call the office
at 617-698-3394 or email Rabbi Benjamin at rabbifredbenjamin@gmail.com

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