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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 5/18/16

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
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May 18, 2016  ||  10 Iyar 5776

In This Issue
Thought for the Week
Israel Update
Upcoming Events
Yahrzeit List
Donate your Car

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Temple Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
Temple Beth Shalom
of the Blue Hills
18 Shoolman Way
Milton, MA 02186

Rabbi Benjamin’s Office Hours
Rabbi Benjamin
Monday: Rabbi’s Day off
Tuesday: 11:00 – 3:30
Wednesday: 11:00 – 3:30
Thursday: 2:00 -6:00
Friday: 11:00 – 3:00To arrange a meeting outside of Office Hours please call the office at 617-698-3394
or email Rabbi Benjamin at rabbifredbenjamin@gmail.com.

May Calendar (PDF)
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View the PDF Calendar for this month’s events at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

Photo of the Week
photo courtesy of Mel Snyder

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sure to use this email address:Office@BethShalomBlueHills.org.
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thoughtA Brief Thought for the Week

A Shared Romp in the PARCC


Last week I asked one of the students in our Religious School how school was going.  He said, “Great, we are taking the PARCC tests.” You can’t study for this test.  Its purpose is to determine how much skill and knowledge has truly been absorbed and integrated up to a particular point in time.  It’s an assessment tool.  Judaism though doesn’t only want to know what has been learned during the course of a year, just as important, our Tradition wants to know what we have taught others.  The core value here is that learning in partnership with teaching acknowledges each person’s ability, at every stage of life, to offer of themselves to others…even the responsibility to do so.  As Rabbi Chanina said, “I have learned much from my teachers; more from my colleagues. But most of all – from my students.” (Babylonian Talmud, Ta’anit 7a)
IsraelIsrael Update

Archaeological Roman Era Find Under the Sea Near Ceasarea
upcomingeventsUPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 20th

7:45 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Fuller Village-Brush HillSaturday, May 21st
Torah Study Shabbat Service with Breakfast
9:30 am Morning Service
10:20 am Breakfast and Study Session
11:15 am Torah Service
We will read Parashat Emor.
The Breakfast Kiddush is being sponsored by Betsy Buchbinder in memory of her beloved mother, Fanny Gropper.
Sunday, May 22nd
9 am Sunday Morning Minyan

11 am-1 pm Religious School Final Day! Picnic

upcomingservicesServices, Programs & Events

Basic Judaism Refresher Classes
taught by Rabbi Benjamin
Monday Session: 7:30 – 8:45PM
June 6th–Bar/Bat  Service Prep Session
June 9th–7:30-9:00 PM–Combined Class service Run Through
Thursday Session: 11:00 – 12:15
May 19th–Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep Session
June 2nd–Bar/Bat  Service Prep Session
June 9th–7:30-9:00 PM–Combined Class service Run Through

communityedCommunity Educational Opportunities 

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 31st
7:30 PM-Support for Israel Presentation at Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton, MA
Jews, Evangelicals, Israel – We are in This Together:  Evangelical support for Israel and the fight against the genocide of Christians in the Middle East, featuring Dr. Tricia Miller and Dexter Van Zile of CAMERA. Suggested donation is $10. The event is co-sponsoed by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).  For more information, emailoffice@atorah.org or call 781-344-8733.

Join JTS in the Berkshires this Summer
July 8th–Dr. Marjorie Lehman, Women in the House of Study, Anxiety, Difference and the Danger of Exclusion
July 22nd-Rabbi David Hoffman, Redrawing the Boundary between Jew and Other
yahrzeitYahrzeit List: May 21-27
This week, we remember:

Simon Blumerfield
Sam Boruch
Jacob M. Dvlinsky
Dena Fellman
Simon Fireman
Ruth Gamer
Arlene Gershman
Frank J. Gilbert
Harry Gilbert
Abraham Morris Goldberg
Louis Goldstein
Sadie Byer Goldstein
Steven Goldstein
Fanny Gropper
Israel Katz
Sima Levitan
Louis Macey
Bertha Merdinger
Harry Mikelson
Eva Mirliss
Ruth Baimel Mowatt
Rosella Newman
Roslyn Rose
Esther Rothenberg
Albert Schlossberg
Jennie Shnitzler
Joseph Silvey
Morris Snyder
Rebecca Sopkin
Max Sugarman
Rubin Sugarman
Rebecca Tenofsky

May their memories be for a blessing.  

Donate your car
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 DonatingIsEasy 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!
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