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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 6/22/16

This Week at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
Who We Are     
Spiritual Life     
June 22, 2016  ||  16 Sivan 5776
CJP, Combined Jewish Philanthropy of Boston, is contributing $25,000 to WeAreOrlando.org, to provide direct support to those affected by the shootings.

In This Issue
    Planned Legacy

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

Rabbi Benjamin’s Office Hours

Rabbi Benjamin
: Rabbi’s Day off

: 11:00 – 3:30

: 11:00 – 3:30

: 2:00 -6:00

: 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 


June Calendar (PDF)

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

Photo of the Week

Dedication at Gazebo


If you are emailing the Office
staff on any matter, please be
sure to use this email address: Office@BethShalomBlueHills.org.
Thank you. 

Please pass this information
along to any Temple members
who do not have email.

Please visit our website for
additional information:  

thoughtA Brief Thought for the Week

School’s Out For Summer!

And yet throughout our lives learning never takes a vacation.  Here’s one thing Abraham Joshua Heschel learned with age…

“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”  

Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB

IsraelIsrael Update

No Organization Is Perfect

Just got back from an AIPAC sponsored talk given by David Horovitz the founding editor of The Times of Israel on-line newspaper.  While I am not always pleased with the political stance AIPAC takes on issues or how it goes about promoting them, of the many insightful things David shared with us, this one stood out: “A few years ago AIPAC lobbied Congress very hard for Israel to get the Iron Dome.”  The success of that lobbying effort can not be understated.  It saved lives.

This is what things look like when Iron Dome works…and when it doesn’t –


Todah to all who support AIPAC…even though it is an imperfect organization.


upcomingeventsUpcoming Events


Friday, June 24th

8:07 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time

7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service & the celebration of Sam Schwarz becoming Bar Mitzvah.

join with our community for this joyous occasion.

Saturday, June 25th
9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Services. We will celebrate Henry Schwarz becoming Bar Mitzvah. Please
join with our community for this joyous occasion.

Sunday, June 26th

9:00 am Morning Minyan in our sanctuary
10:30 am Congregational Meeting and Elections-Please make every effort to attend, a quorum is required.


Save the Dates

Friday, July 1st
7:45 pm Services at the Temple


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!   

Thursday, July 16th
6:00-8:00 PM–Open Studios presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Art show featuring Joyce Caggiano’s at 60 Adams Street, Milton.  Joyce is a member of MICA. 
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

plannedPlanned Legacy

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 on Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is  Please click here


yahrzeitYahrzeit List: June 25- July 1, 2016 

This week, we remember:

Robert Dauer
Bessie Dorff
Lena Dunkless
Philip Glassman
Frank Glazer
Morris Goldman
Bertha Goldsmith
Leon Greenberg
Jack Gurwitch
Reva Kritzman
Regina Lipolz
Samuel Lipolz
Dr. Alan B. Meisler
Dorothy Merlin
Tillie Norse
Ethel Nyer
Riva Priven
Morris Rich
Rebecca Shore
Ida Siegel
Annie Udelson
Mendel Ulanoff
Nettie Weiner
Rebecca Wolf

May their memories be for a blessing.  

transitioncommitteeMessage from the Transition Committee

The Board of Directors has created the Transition Committee to interface between the Congregation and Kaplan Construction regarding punch list items and any other capital issues (as opposed to maintenance, operational and esthetic issues which will be managed by House and Beautification committees as is our custom (minhag)).

The Transition Committee is putting a process in place to centralize the collection of issues and concerns (punch list and otherwise) related to our new synagogue building.

Anyone who has an issue or concern or question is asked to send that issue to the office in the following format:

Name:Description of Issue or Concern:Suggestion:Date:

The office will keep a list of the issues with the name of the person who made the comment and their em or other contact info.

The Transition Committee  will review the list on a weekly basis and communicate with Kaplan as appropriate. This will keep communication between the Congregation and Kaplan centralized and will keep these issues organized for reference purposes as well.

Any new issues will be assigned to a member of the Transition Committee for analysis and research on a fix.


Paul Cooperstein, Chair
Ed Gurwitch
Bill Hanna
Larry Rose
Participants in this study will receive $100 in appreciation for their time, and for helping to find participants, the Temple will receive $100 for each participant who completes the study.
As part of her work as a clinical researcher, our long time member, Annette Koplovsky is doing a study with people who have Hidradenitis Supprativa often know as HS. The condition is characterized by recurrent blocked sweat glands in the skin. Participants need to be between 18 and 65 years old. The study involves simple questions and answers and is totally confidential and will take about an hour. Please check with friends and relatives as well.
Please feel free to contact Annette with any questions or for additional info, home 617-696-9481, cell 616-417-1653. Several temple members have participated in past studies, and it’s an easy way for you to make some money and support the synagogue at the same time! Thank you!


donateyourcarDonate Your Car Today

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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