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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 8/26/15

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THIS WEEK AT CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM of the BLUE HILLS

A BRIEF THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Jewels of Elul – Rosh HaShanah is in 18 days
We think of self-examination during the month of Elul as a path to repentance. But it is more fundamental than a step toward something else: We examine ourselves to know who we are. Our darkness and our sins are part of us, stitched into our soul. Without coming to grips with what you have done wrong, you can never understand your own soul.Our character is reflected in our actions and our relationships. But neither is the whole story. Some revelations call for introspection. Who am I? Have I become the person I was meant to be, or am I betraying or trivializing my destiny?

Look at a picture of your childhood self. Would that child be proud of the adult you have become? No one else on earth can answer that for you. Elul calls us to be deep sea divers into our souls…to serve as a spur to self-reflection. This is a time of year for repentance — acknowledgment, reparations, healing.

Equally it is a time for discovery. Only by apprehending who we are can we shape real hopes about who we might become. Forge ahead without fear into the mystery of your own soul and emerge wiser this year, and kinder.

David Wolpe is the Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California.
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ISRAEL UPDATE
Support Your Young Child with a Portable, Collapsable, Israeli Booster Seat
http://www.israel21c.org/mifold-booster-seat-beats-funding-goal-in-3-hours/

BUILDING UPDATE
Please go to the following link:
Copy and paste this URL into your browser to see pictures of the building going up or sign up at wordpress.com by giving them your email address and you will receive weekly emails with the latest pictures:

https://buildingbethshalombluehills.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/going-up/

By clicking the link above, you will be directed to our website.  Click on the pdf calendar and you will be able to view the current months calendar.
SHABBAT SHALOM FROM BETH SHALOM OF THE BLUE HILLS
Friday, August 28th
7:08 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
No Kabbalat Shabbat ServiceSaturday, August 29th
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, August 30th
9:00 am Morning Minyan at the Temple office, 40 Willard Street,
Suite 202, Quincy
10:00 am – 11:30 am Open House at Milton Gazebo, 525 Canton Avenue

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Last week’s Kabbalat Shabbat Oneg was sponsored by Nancy Mendell in memory of Josephine, Theodore and Phillip Role.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS   
Beginning Monday October 19th Me’ah Program
South Area at Temple Israel, Sharon.
7:00-9:45 PM for Me’ah (Hebrew for 100)–A two-year, 100-hour journey through Jewish History. Please register now; download registration form at hebrewcollege.edu/meah.  More information;  Benjamin Maron Temple Israel,
125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA  —bmaron@tisharon.org
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 Fall Internships Available – Attention Local College Students
Contact Interfaith Social Services located in Quincy for more information.
Phone: 617-773-6203www.InterfaithSocialServices.org
**************************************************************************************************** August 29-September 4    Yahrzeit List
May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:
Harry Baker
Ida Morrison Band
Dr. Elmer Blistein
Alic Cushing
Natalie Dworkin
Meyer F. Englander
Bessie Goldstein
Milton Gordon
Irwin Gutterman
Israel Kaufman
Annie Levine
Harold Miller
Sandra Perlmutter Morrison
Rebecca Orris
Norman Pitnof
Lena Rosen
Sarah Schwartz
Fanny Seigal
Harold Steiman
Selma Taretz
Frances M. Tuck
Maurice Unger
Moses Weiner
Nathan Wilson
Lena Woll
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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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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