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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 5/4/16

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Annual Quincy Prayer Breakfast…..& Yom HaShoah

Tomorrow morning several members of our congregation and I will attend this annual event sponsored by the Mayor of Quincy.  When I noticed that the day chosen for thisprogram was also Yom HaShoah, 27 Nisan,  I knew it would be an opportunity to share with all present (Quincy clergy of many, many flavors and town leaders) how important this day is to the Jewish community.  At a planning meeting with the Director of Interfaith Social Services, a representative from the Salvation Army, the Mayor’s office and Quincy spiritual leaders, I asked if it would be possible to integrate a Shoah Remembrance Ceremony into the program.  Their overwhelming response was “YES, absolutely!”
So early tomorrow morning at the Sons of Italy Social Hall on Quarry St. over 200 people will see a slide presentation about Hannah Senesh, hear the song based on her poem Eli, Eli, stand while 6 yellow candles are lit by clergy, Quincy residents (including Gladys Petkun) and leaders, and hear me recite the famous poem written by Rev. Martin Niemoller:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me-and there was no one left to speak for me.
 The only way to REMEMBER is to be reminded.  Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB
To hear Eli, Eli, and read about Hannah Senesh,
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Get an Update on Israel right here!
Toward a Truly Shared Society in Israel:
Promoting Inclusiveness and Combating Racism
with Rawnak Natour, Co-Director of Sikkuy – the Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality and Libby Lenkinski, Vice President for Strategy at the New Israel Fund
Sunday, May 22nd: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Temple Beth Zion: 1566 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA 02446
Registration (below) costs $5. A light brunch will be served.
For more information,  Go To





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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, May 6th
7:32 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the Temple.
Ronit Voigt will be observing the yahrzeit of her parents, Ruth & Karl Gunst.
Eli Rosenbaum will be observing the yahrzeit of his grandmother, Lillian Radio
Lila Rosenbaum will be observing the yahrzeit of her father-in-law, Stanley RosenbaumSaturday, May 7th
9:30 am Religious School-led Shabbat Morning Service honoring volunteers
We will read Parashat Acharei Mot.
11:15 am – Noon Tot Shabbat

Followed by Community Kiddush Luncheon

Sunday, May 8th
9:00 am Sunday Morning Minyan

Monday, May 9th
7:30 pm Board Meeting

Thursday, May 12th
7:00-9:00 pm-In observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Congregation Beth Shalom will present the film “Forgotten Transports to Estonia”. The film will be shown at our new synagogue on Shoolman Way.

Entry to the film is FREE. It is approximately 90 minutes long and will run from 7:00-8:30, followed by a discussion session. Donations will be appreciated. Popcorn and water will be for sale.  “Forgotten Transports to Estonia” is one of four acclaimed documentary films about survival by Lukas Pribyl.  Click here for film details

Friday, May 13th
7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the Temple.
Bryan Liberty will be observing the yahrzeit of his mother, Rose Liberty



Sunday, May 15th
9:00 am Sunday Morning Minyan

10:15 am Congregation Brunch w/speaker TBA

Tuesday, May 17th
8:00 pm–Yahrzeit memorial service for Rose Liberty at the home of Bryan & Susan Liberty, 16 Rowe Street, Milton

May 20th
7:45 pm Shabbat Service at Fuller Village-Brush Hill

Saturday, May 21stTorah Study Shabbat Service with Breakfast
9:30 am Morning Service
10:20 am Breakfast and Study Session
11:15 am Torah Service
Sunday, May 22nd
9:00 am Sunday Morning Minyan
11 am-1 pm Religious School Final Day! Picnic and BarB-Cue

Basic Judaism Refresher Classes 

taught by Rabbi Benjamin
 Monday Session: 7:30 – 8:45PM at Temple Office at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton, MA
 May 9th
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

May 7 – 13 Yahrzeit List
May their memories be for a blessing.  This week, we remember:
Bertha Barry
David Bayard
Jacob Bayard
Tamara Berger
Lottie Berman
Kenneth Bunshaft
Dora Cahan
Herman Cohen
Jean Cohen
Rebekah Cohn
Sally Davis
Bessie Finkel
Ruth Fox
Rebecca Gilman
Cantor Joshua Goldberg
Karl Gunst
Ruth Gunst
Zelda Handler
Louis Hodess
Judith Klingenstein
Jennie Kodets
William Kristal
Hyman Levine
Clare Matlin
Dr. Samuel Merlin
Beatrice Mikelson
Rose Mordis
Isaac Peltz
Kaila Primak
Stanley Rosenbaum
Peter Schneider
Harold Shields
Robert K. Shnitzler
Janette B. Shrago
Ruth Tenzer
Charles Wartel


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 617-698-3394or 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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