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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 5/27/15

“Building Now and for the Future”

Burial of a Different Sort 

Sometime next week – we’ll let you know the day and time once it is confirmed – we will have a ceremony at our new synagogue site to bury sacred books and texts (Siddurim, Chumashim, Hagaddot, etc) that are damaged or no longer in use.  Jewish Traditions has us treat these documents with the same respect as that of the human body – the vessel of flesh and bone that holds the Divine Spirit.  Our people have a long and strong attachment to books, especially those whose purpose it is to inspire us to live lives of goodness and holiness.  These books need to be buried because they got worn out from use.  They were treasures not to be enclosed, untouched in a protective glass case but rather meant to be turned even if, by accident, they were occasionally torn by hands big and small.  When they became unusable, they were set aside in a safe place – a Genizah* – and as a community we invested in new books to take their place.  The true final resting place for these Holy Texts and the messages they contain is not in the earth.  Their real destination is in the depths of our being.  Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB

*For more on what a Genizah is and the famous Cairo Genizah, go to http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/6582-genizah



Water Fights & Shavuot?

8 really fun facts about how Shavuot is celebrated in Israel.  Go to http://www.israel21c.org/israel-in-the-spotlight/8-fun-facts-about-shavuot-in-israel/

 Friday, May 29th 7:53 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time 7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Fuller Village-Brush Hill

Saturday, May 30th 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service in the Johnson Great Hall We will read Parashat Naso. The Kiddush is being sponsored by Gladys Petkun in memory of her husband, Leonard. and “Hard Hat Dance Party” celebrating the start of construction of the new home of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills 8:15 pm Doors Open 8:35 pm Havdalah Service 9:00 pm Dance Party Begins — Live band — Cash Bar (beer/wine) — Raffles — Refreshments — Sunday, May 31st 9:00 am Morning Minyan in our office at 40 Willard Street, Quincy and 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 details!   

Through  June 18th 10:00 am-12:00 pm  JVS Center for Economic Opportunity– 75 Federal St.(3rd floor) Boston, MA–WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER–JOB SEARCH STRATEGY GROUP & INDIVIDUAL CAREER COACHING-To apply go to:https://careermoves.wufoo.com/forms/r1as0q2d0y186cs/ or call:  617-399-3299

SAVE THE DATE Sunday, June 7th 10:00 am Congregational Meeting at Fuller Village-Brush Hill
Friday, June 26th

7:00 PM Gospel Shabbat Service with Boston Community Choir at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Stoughton.  6:00 PM Dinner by RSVP.  For details go to WWW.atorah.org or call 781-344-8733.

Sunday, June 28th

Tour de Shuls…Details found here http://www.nerfjmc.org/regional-programs/tourdeshuls


**************************************************************************************************** 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.

**************************************************************************************************** Volunteer Opportunities 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!!    https://lightandleadership..wordpress.com/2015/03/19/volunteer-spotlight-zach/


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. 
**************************************************************************************************** Babysitter available anytime Fridays through Mondays and Tuesday through Thursday nights!

My name is Anna and I am a senior at UMass Amherst. My mom has been a member of the Temple for over 20 years.   I am home in Milton for the summer (June through August) and am looking for babysitting work and/or tutoring French jobs. I am fluent in French and minoring in French at college. I am returning home from a semester abroad in Paris at the end of May. I am available anytime on Fridays through Mondays and at nights on Tuesdays through Thursdays. I have several years of experience babysitting children ranging from the ages of 7 months to 11 years old. I have full access to a car and have a clean driving record.   References are available upon request. Please contact me at ajolliffe93@gmail.com or my cell phone, (617) 869-0076.

**************************************************************************************************** May 30- June 5   Yahrzeit List May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember: Jacob Allen Sarah Bayard Jacob Bikash Dora Cohen Ephraim Cohen Morris Dworkin Herbert Ehrmann Sarah Finkel Maurice Freedman Laura Garr Saul H. Glazerman Joseph Gordon Morris J. Gordon James Green Gertrude Loew Joseph Miller Doris Needel Lillian Nelson Isadore Novack Dr. Saul Phillips Rebecca Port Barach Primak Michael A. Rochlin Abraham R. Shore James Silverman Irwin Speare Fannie Tartarkin Harry Vernofsky


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 atrabbifredbenjamin@gmail.com
Please pass this information along to any Temple members who do not have email.
Please click on our website for additional information and calendar– www.BethShalomBlueHills.org