THIS WEEK AT CONGREGATION
BETH SHALOM of the BLUE HILLS
June 29, 2016 || 23 Sivan 5776
The office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Friday July 1st and reopening on Tuesday, July 5th for the July 4th holiday. Thank you
Congregation Beth Shalom
of the Blue Hills
18 Shoolman Way
Milton, MA 02186
Rabbi Benjamin’s Office Hours
Rabbi’s Day offTuesday :
11:00 – 3:30Wednesday :
11:00 – 3:30Thursday :
2:00 -6:00Friday :
11:00 – 3:00To arrange a meeting outside of Office Hours please call the office at 617-698-3394
or email Rabbi Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the PDF Calendar
for this month’s events at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
If you are emailing the Office
staff on any matter, please be
sure to use this email address:Office@BethShalomBlueHills.org
Please pass this information
along to any Temple members
who do not have email.
Please visit our website for
A Brief Thought for the Week
In Honor of Independence Day 7/4/16
If you have never read the text of George Washington’s letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI, here it is.
Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB
18 August 1790
While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced on my visit to Newport from all classes of citizens.
The reflection on the days of difficulty and danger which are past is rendered the more sweet from a consciousness that they are succeeded by days of uncommon prosperity and security.
If we have wisdom to make the best use of the advantages with which we are now favored, we cannot fail, under the just administration of a good government, to become a great and happy people.
The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy-a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.
It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
It would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable opinion of my administration and fervent wishes for my felicity.
May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants-while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.
May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.
Israel and US Sign Operative Cyber Defense Agreement
SHABBAT SHALOM FROM BETH SHALOM OF THE BLUE HILLS
Friday, July 1st
8:07 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service in our Sanctuary. We will mark the Yahrzeits of David Dauer’s father, Robert, and Ed Gurwitch’s father, Jack.
Saturday, July 2nd
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services
We will read Parashat Shelach Lekha.
The Kiddush is being sponsored by Janet and Glady Petkun in memory of their father and husband, Leonard Petkun.Sunday, July 3rd
9:00 am Morning Minyan in our Sanctuary
Mazel Tov News from Sue and Paul Etkind
To our Blue Hills Area Temple Family,
The deal is sealed. Molly and her boyfriend Eric Braese, both of Washington, DC are now engaged to be married. Sue and I, along with Bonnie and Ed Braese of Montclair, VA are very, very happy about this!
Our love and best wishes!
Save the Dates
Saturday, July 9th
Torah Study Shabbat Service with Breakfast
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service
10:20 am Breakfast and Study
11:15 am Torah Service
Friday, July 29th
7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Fuller Village-Brush Hill
Community 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
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
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
Yahrzeit List: July 2 -8 2016
This week, we remember:
Elliot J. Englander
Richard Lionel Englander
Philip A. Role
May their memories be for a blessing.
Message 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
A UNIQUE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY
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!
Donate Your Car Today
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!