CBSBH Newsletter 1/13/16

A BRIEF THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
 
JOIN US THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH – 180 BLUE HILL AVE
 – GUEST SPEAKER – Becky Shuster, Assistant Superintendent of Equity BPS
– SHABBAT SERVICE IN OUR OLD CHAPEL – 6:45-7:25
– JOINT PROGRAM WITH MEMBERS OF CONCORD BAPTIST WITH SPEAKER 7:30
– DESSERT, COFFEE & TEA 8:20
 40 YEARS SINCE COURT ORDER BUSSING – HAVE THINGS CHANGED??
Over forty years after court-ordered desegregation began in the Boston Public Schools, what is the state of integration in the Boston Public Schools today?  What do we, as Blacks and Jews, remember of that time period?  What were our experiences of segregation and integration in the schools we attended?  In what ways are our current lives segregated or integrated?  Becky Shuster, the new Assistant Superintendent of Equity for the Boston Public Schools, will lead us in a participatory discussion to reflect on our personal and collective history – and current reality – regarding desegregation.
Becky Shuster became the Boston Public Schools’ Assistant Superintendent of Equity in November 2015.  Becky is a long-time civil rights professional, most recently serving as Director of Training at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for fifteen years.  Becky was one of the founders of the City-Wide Dialogues on Boston’s Ethnic and Racial Diversity, now housed at YWCA Boston, and spearheaded the Dialogues’ collaboration with the Boston Public Schools.  Becky is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
 Ben Zoma taught, “Who is truly respected?  The one who respects others.”  Perkei Avot
Let’s make MLK Day matter!  Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB


 

 ISRAEL UPDATE
 
Don’t Eat This!  Results from a study in Israel and Germany

http://www.israel21c.org/7-food-additives-that-raise-risk-for-autoimmune-disease/

BUILDING UPDATE
Please go to the following link:
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By clicking the link above, you will be directed to our website.  Scroll down on right to find the PDF calendar Graphic link. Click on the pdf calendar and you will be able to view the current months calendar.

DONATE YOUR CAR TODAY!
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to offer an exciting new way to donate to our Capital Campaign, by donating a car, boat, or other motorized vehicle. It’s simple to do. Just visit www.donatingiseasy.org/CarDonationInfo.aspx?CID=3563  or call 855-500-RIDE (7433). Tell them you would like to donate your vehicle on behalf of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills and they will do the rest, including picking up your vehicle and sending you a receipt for the amount it was sold for after the sale has been complete. We get most of the funds from every transaction and you get a tax deduction, a real win/win. This is available to us on a nationwide basis, so please spread the word to your family and friends and consider donating today.
 
    “REMINDER: If you are emailing the Office staff on any matter, please be sure
       to use this email address:Office@BethShalomBlueHills.org.  Thank you.”  
   
SHABBAT SHALOM FROM BETH SHALOM OF THE BLUE HILLS

Friday, January 15th
4:18 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
6:45 – 8:30 pm Friday Night Services in the Chapel of the Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, followed by a community conversation with members of the church and Reverend Conley Hughes. Dessert and beverages will be served.

Saturday, January 16th
Torah Study Service with Breakfast
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service
10:20 am Breakfast & Torah Study
11:15 am Torah Service (We will read Parashat Bo.)
The Breakfast Kiddush is being sponsored by Gladys Petkun in memory of her brother, Melvin Rosenberg.

Monday, January 18th
6:30 – 8:00 pm Community-wide Martin Luther King Day Program at Concord Baptist Church, 180 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton. The theme will be, “Just Us, or Justice? The Choice is Ours”.

Wednesday, January 20th
7:30 pm Book Club at the home of Bebe Rosenstein, 1372 Brush Hill Road, Apt D202, Milton. The book to be discussed is, “Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild and His Time” by Amos Elon.

 

 SAVE THE DATE 

Sunday, January 24th
10:15 am Sunday Brunch followed by Temple Book Club Presentation in Pierce Middle School Cafeteria, 451 Central Avenue, Milton  

Saturday, January 30th
9:30 am Torah Study
10:30 am Religious School-led Shabbat Service
11:15 am Tot Shabbat
Followed by a Kiddush luncheon.

COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS  


BID – Milton Hospital encourages you to volunteer with us on a weekly basis.  We provide a warm sense of community and caring.  Current needs are for front desk volunteers on weekend evenings 4-7:30 greeting visitors, giving directions and answering patient phone calls; weekday greeting and escorting patients to appointments; and weekday filing.  Please apply on our website www.bidmilton.org  under How to Help/Volunteer or call Janet at 617-313-1558.  Thanks!  
 

BECAUSE WE WILL BE MOVING SOON JANUARY 29, 2016 IS THE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING YOUR MEMORIAL PLAQUES
 
If you had memorial plaques for your loved ones in Temple Shalom of Milton or Temple Beth El of Quincy and would like them, please contact the office 617-698-3394 or email at office@bethshalombluehills.org.
 
If you are no longer in the area and would like the plaques mailed, we can accommodate you. We have a $36 flat rate for packaging and mailing.
 
Also you are invited to write up to 250 words and submit a photograph for each of your plaques for the Memorial Room in our new building. There is no cost for this for those who have existing plaques. Please call the office for further information. 

Planned Legacy webpage link Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is
 
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  January 16 – 22    Yahrzeit List
May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:
Sadie Abrams
Norman Cohen
Abraham Dunkless
Jennie Glassman
Jerome Norman Goldman
Anne Kastel Grund
Louis Grunin
Barney Kalus
Eva Katz
Louis M. Katz
Sonia Katzoff
Jack Kenny
Etta Krouse
Sarah Lanstein
Phillip Lemelman
Alice Miller
Bessie Naglin
Samuel Neustadt
Miriam Pave
Ruben Penn
Dora Porter
Edwin A. Rothschild
Max Saxe
David Sherman
Hyman Shiff
Ida Slishman
Ida Sarah Sternick
Harry Tenofsky
Herbert L. Terry
Sadie Tuck
David Wilfand
Fannie Yanoff

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Basic Judaism Refresher Classes 
taught by Rabbi Benjamin
 
      Monday Session: 7:30 – 8:45PM at Temple Office at 40 Willard Street, Quincy–Suite 202
 

        Jan 25 –   Ketuvin/The Writings

              
        Thursday Session:  11:00 – 12:15 at Temple Office at 40 Willard Street, Quincy–Suite 202
                 
        Jan 21 –  Ketuvin/The Writings

                

  


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

  
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.