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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 4/13/16

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The Scandal of Zionism
When the idea to reestablish a Jewish State arose in the 1890s, Jewish religious traditionalists were dead set against it.  Their reasoning was clear.  Since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE by the Romans, it is our job to wait patiently for HaKadosh Baruch Hu (The Holy One) to let us know when the days of the Third Temple will arrive.  To do otherwise would be to show a lack of faith.  Thus they roundly denounced the Zionist Movement.  Led by Theodore Herzl, the modern, secular Jews of the time were anything but deterred; they believed it was time for the Jewish People to take history into their own hands.  By the 1930s, a rapprochement between these two perspectives was forged by “modern orthodox” Jews, Religious Zionists, who saw the secular Zionists as being tools in the hands of G-d, even if they didn’t know it or scoffed at the idea.  When asked how he could support the secular Jews in their state building endeavor, Rav Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel said, “First you build the house, then you put up the Mezuzah.”
As this Jewish community, a community filled with Jews on both the left and right of the religious spectrum, prepare to stand side by side to put up the Mezuzot on our new house I am reminded of another Rav Kook saying, “The old must be renewed and the new become sacred.”  Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB




Writer of Israel Defense Forces Ethics Code Speaks Out


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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 15th
7:08 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
7:45 pm Host Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Oneg at the home of Rita & Bill Needel,
47 Miles Drive, Quincy
Saturday April 16th
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services
We will read Parashat Metzora on Shabbat HaGadol

Sunday, April 17th
9:00 am Morning Minyan at Temple B’Nai Shalom, 41 Storrs Avenue, Braintree

10:15 am Sisterhood Board Meeting, location to be determined–POSTPONED


Thursday, April 21st
5:30 pm Pasta Dinner & Chametz Burning at Rabbi Benjamin and Allison Moll’s Home,
30 Winthrop Street, Milton. RSVP by April 18th to (617) 698-3394 or


Saturday, April 23rd
10:00 am Shabbat/Passover First Day Morning Services in Great Hall of FCSunday, April 24th
9:30 am Passover Second Day Morning Services: We will be joining with Temple Ahavat Torah, Stoughton

Friday, April 29th
9:30 am Closing Days of Passover Morning Service in Huntington Hall

Saturday, April 30th
9:30 am Shabbat/Passover Morning Services: OUR LAST SERVICE AT FC, followed by lite Kiddush lunch. RSVP to Office@BethShalomBlueHills.org or (617) 698-3394.

Sunday, May 1st
Torah Parade and Dedication Ceremony of our new Shul


Basic Judaism Refresher Classes 

taught by Rabbi Benjamin
      Monday Session: 7:30 – 8:45PM at Temple Office at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton, MA 

 April 25th

Jewish Calendar – The Ebb and Flow of the Jewish Year
May 2nd

Jewish Life Cycle – The Rituals and Meanings for Life’s Transitions

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


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 contact southwomen@jccgb.org
April 16 – 22 Yahrzeit List 
May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:
John E. Atkinson
Rose Bunshaft
Philip Dobrow
Joseph Dorff
Rae E. Eskin
Nathan Gerber
Arthur Gluck
Minnie Gordon
George Hoffstein
Harry Kamsky
Max Kyett
Sally Lakin
Irving Rochlin
Eli Saivetz
George Siegel
Rose Smith
Maurice Tobman
Samuel Wasserman
Morris Weinstein
Rose Weinstein
Nathan Weisthal
Samuel Zonderman


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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