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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 4/27/16

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Between This & That
Several people have noted that the Dedication Ceremony for our new shul building takes place the day after Passover ends…..it is as if we got out of Egypt and BAM immediately enter the Promised Land.   Those of us who know better are quite aware that our journey to this time and place was anything but quick.  Now, I’d like to point out something about which you might not be aware.  Our Dedication Day occurs just four days before one of the saddest days in the Jewish calendar, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day (it begins at sundown on Wednesday night May 4th).  What does it mean for us, the “surviving remnant”, to commemorate the loss of 1/3 of our People, including 1,5000,000 children?  To me it means that we must be builders of Jewish life not only with what we have to offer but to somehow find a way to give an additional 1/3 of ourselves in honor of those whose opportunity to give was so cruelly taken away.  In making this new synagogue possible, I believe we have done just that.  This Yom HaShoah every Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills builder can justifiably say “we didn’t do this just for ourselves and our children.  We did this for them too.”

Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB


Tired of Matza Brei & Chicken Soup?
Check out these Kosher for Pesach dishes from leading Israeli chefs!  Go To

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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.

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.” 

Friday, April 29th
9:30 am Closing Days of Passover Morning Service in Huntington Hall
7:24 pm Candle Lighting Time
7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/Passover Service with Yizkor at Fuller Village-Blue Hill

Saturday, April 30th
9:30 am Shabbat/Passover Morning Services with Yizkor: OUR LAST SERVICE AT FC, followed by lite Kiddush lunch with guests.

Sunday, May 1st
9:00 am Morning Minyan at Temple B’Nai Shalom, 41 Storrs Avenue, Braintree
1:30 pm Torah Parade and Dedication Ceremony of our new Shul
Wednesday, May 4th
Holocaust Film “Forgotten Transport to Estonia”


Saturday, May 7th
9:30 am Religious School-led Shabbat Morning Service
11:15 am – Noon Tot Shabbat
Followed by Community Kiddush Luncheon
Sunday, May 15th
10:15 Congregation Brunch w/speaker TBA
Sunday, May 22nd
Religious School Final Day! Picnic and BarB-Cue 11 am-1 pm

Basic Judaism Refresher Classes 

taught by Rabbi Benjamin
 Monday Session: 7:30 – 8:45PM at Temple Office at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton, MA
 May 2nd
Jewish Life Cycle – The Rituals and Meanings for Life’s Transitions
 May 16th
 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep Session
 Thursday Session:  11:00 – 12:15 at Temple Office at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton, MA 

May 5th
Jewish Life Cycle – The Rituals and Meanings for Life’s Transitions
May 19th

 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep Session



“Everyone’s Favorite Passover Recipe.

The office would like to put together a booklet entitled  “Everyone’s
Favorite Passover Recipe.”
Please make a copy of the recipe that you are expected to make year in
and year out and send it to us.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Harriet & Arlene


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!
Tuesday, May 3rd
7:30-9:30pm, Temple Sinai, 25 Canton Street, Sharon.
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston JC C South Area Women ‘s Event Dialogue & Dessert
Up Close and Personal with Anita Diamant, Author of The Boston Girl
In conversation with Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive. Dessert Reception including gourmet specialty coffee bar and chocolate fountain. Cost: $20. Register at bostonjcc.org/southwomen or contactsouthwomen@jccgb.org

A Weekend Festival for all ages!  MAY 12, 14 & 15

Blue & White Night

Thursday, May 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Join hundreds of young adults – and famed Israeli DJ Moshe Bonen (past broadcaster for Galgalatz, Israel’s biggest radio station) – at Whisky Saigon to dance the night away. This event is for ages 21+

Mashina Concert

Saturday, May 14 | 9:00 pm.
Let the rhythm take you over at the Berklee Performance Center with Mashina, one of the most popular Israeli rock/pop groups!

Family Event
Sunday, May 15 | 3:00 p.m.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy a performance by Israeli children’s entertainer Michal Haktana (who will perform in English and Hebrew), magic tricks with Eran Biderman, a community showcase of local Hebrew and day schools, and more.

For more information, please visit Celebrate Israel | Boston, or contactboston@israeliamerican.org

April 30-May 6 Yahrzeit List
May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:

Bessie Brown
Louis Cooper
Rose Desatnick
Philip Feinberg
Pearl Forman
Nathan Futransky
Sara Goldberg
Anna Sarah Greenberg
Sylvia Heiger
Eva Hurvitz Iappini
Lillian Jacobs
Ida Kalus
Minnie Katz
Helen Konowitz
Henry Koppelman
Anne Lawrence
Morris Leavitt
Benjamin Levin|
Ben Zion Mileikowska
Louis I. Ratzkin
Nathan Rosenberg
Phoebe Rosenberg
Ida Rudman
Richard Savietz
Dr. Samuel Shuman
Ethel Slavine
Fannie Stein
Marilyn Yerra


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.



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