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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 6/3/15

“Building Now and for the Future”

Update on Milton School Committee: Yom Kippur/Good Friday Issue

Excellent news to report!  After several of our members – who spoke on their own behalf and not as representatives of the Temple – along with Reverend Hall Kirkham of St. Michael’s, president of the Milton Interfaith Clergy Assoc, a retired priest who is living in Milton and myself, Mike Zullas, the committee chair, felt it was appropriate to revisit the previous decision to hold school on YK and GF.  The 2015-16 school calendar will be discussed at their next meeting on June 10, 7:00pm in the High School Library.  I will be away, but it would be great if some can attend the meeting.  I don’t think there is any need for people to speak during Citizen’s Speak except to thank the School Committee for putting this on the agenda.  The message sent was loud and clear: having school on those days does disservice to Milton’s often stated commitment to showing respect for the town’s diversity.  Throughout this process a major goal was to state our case in a non-confrontational, Shalom Bayit (keeping peace in the house), kind of way.  We have long standing, positive relationships with many in the school system and it was important that we maintain those relationships even while holding different views on this issue.  In this we succeeded.  No doubt we will work with many of these same people in the future.  Todah Rabbah to all who sent in emails and letters, made phone calls, had personal conversations and spoke at the meeting.  Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB

PS – if anyone has questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t’ hesitate to get in touch.

Yes, Israel Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s Some Good Stuff!!

Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran (center) visited Boston 2 weeks ago. While in town, Council General Yaakov and his wife Ofra hosted Justice Joubran for a breakfast with leading attorneys, business professionals and rabbis from around New England. He shared a message of hope, expressing his genuine belief that Jews, Muslims, and Christians can do more than just coexist within Israel, but can thrive as neighbors and friends. Having experienced this in his home of Haifa, he is now using his position within the Israeli legal system to spread a spirit of equality and coexistence throughout Israel. 

 Justice Salim Joubran is an Israeli Arab judge on the Supreme Court of Israel. He has served as a Supreme Court Justice since 2003 and became a permanent member in 2004. Jourban is the first Arab to receive a permanent appointment in the Supreme Court. He is the second Arab judge to hold a Supreme Court appointment

Thursday, June 4th
11:00 am Prayer Book Burial Service at the Temple Building Site
People should enter via the Lodge Street entrance, to minimize the number of people walking across the work site.  

Please honor our pledge to not use Lodge Street for parking.  We have arranged for congregants to park at the St. Elizabeth’s parking lot, at the corner of Randolph Ave. and Reedsdale Road.  It is a short walk to the site from there. If people need assistance, please let the temple office know and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Dress for mud!
******************************************************************************************************************************************** SHABBAT SHALOM FROM BETH SHALOM OF THE BLUE HILLS

Friday, June 5th 8:07 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dairy Pot-Luck Dinner at Paul Cooperstein’s home, 340 Brook Road, Milton

Last names beginning with the following letters, please bring: 

                    A-H Main Dish   I-P Side Dish  R-Z Salad

Saturday, June 6th

9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service in the Johnson Great Hall We will read Parashat Beha’alotekha. The Kiddush is being sponsored by Dr. Morton Wolf in honor of his 93rd birthday.

Sunday, June 7th

 9:00 am Morning Minyan at the Temple office, 40 Willard Street, Suite 202, Quincy

10:00 am Congregational Meeting at Fuller Village-Brush Hill

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



Friday, June 19th

7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service 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


Fall Internships Available – Attention Local College Students

Contact Interfaith Social Services located in Quincy for more information.   

Phone: 617-773-6203 www.InterfaithSocialServices.org



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.



June 6-12   Yahrzeit List May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:
Robert Dauer

Bessie Dorff

Lena Dunkless

Philip Glassman

Frank Glazer

Morris Goldman

Bertha Goldsmith

Leon Greenberg

Jack Gurwitch

Reva Kritzman

Regina Lipolz

Samuel Lipolz

Dr. Alan B. Meisler

Dorothy Merlin

Tillie Norse

Riva Priven

Morris Rich

Rebecca Shore

Ida Siegel

Annie Udelson

Mendel Ulanoff

Nettie Weiner

Rebecca Wolf


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