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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 6/1/16

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

June 1, 2016  ||  24 Iyar 5776

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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
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

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

Photo of the Week
Last day of Hebrew School 2016

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

Is it Public or Private?

Different societies have different concepts of what defines personal space.  Israelis, for example, stand much closer to one another than Americans do.  Israelis see this as an expression of intimacy; Americans as pushiness and the unnecessary sharing of body odor.  When it comes to personal vs public time and space, Jewish Culture, in general, prefers and encourages the latter.  If we’re going to talk then let’s talk (thank you Joan Rivers!) about real things…..who cares about the weather?

This Shabbat we celebrate our first Bat Mitzvah in our new building.  Is the shul community invited?  NO, because no invitation is necessary – we expect you to just show up!  A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is not a private “event”.  It is a communal experience (Shabbat services) that seamlessly integrates a powerful life stage, smilestone moment in the life of one particular child and his or her family.  I know we live in New England where there is a strong social uneasiness about intruding.  Well, enough of that.  It’s not the Jewish Way.  Don’t feel shy to stop in even for a few minutes of the service; look in, smile, feel proud and happy and nostalgic and warm.  Shout L’chayim and Mazel Tov.  Eat.   This is what makes us a People.  Am Yisrael Chai.

Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB


IsraelIsrael Update

Summer Reading? Ask Gates or Zuckerberg


upcomingeventsUpcoming Events

Shabbat Shalom

Friday, June 3rd

7:58 pm Shabbat Candle Lighting Time

7:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Fuller Village-Brush Hill

Saturday, June 4th
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services.
We will read Parashat Bechukotai.
We will celebrate Bailey Dolgon becoming Bat Mitzvah. Please join our community in this joyous occasion.

Sunday, June 5th

9 am Sunday Morning Minyan

Save the Dates

Saturday, June 11th

9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services.  Kiddush is sponsored by Janet Quint to celebrate Sid Quint’s special birthday.

5-7:30 pm In honor of Shavuot: Blue Hill/Mt Sinai Family-Friendly Hike, (Bring your Own Dairy) Picnic, Activity, and Special Dessert at Summit

Sunday, June 12th
9:30 am Shavuot Morning Services with participation of Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class followed by Kiddush
7:45 pm Shavuot Evening Service with Yizkor at Fuller Village-Blue Hill with Dairy Oneg

Monday, June 13th
9:30 am Shavuot Morning Services with Yizkor followed by Kiddush and Cheesecake in honor of Shavuot

Wednesday, June 15th
7:30 pm Book Club at the home of Bebe Rosenstein, 1372 Brush Hill Road,  Apt. D202. The book to be discussed is, Tommy Gun Winter by Nathan Gorenstein.


upcomingservicesServices and Programs

Basic Judaism Refresher Classes

taught by Rabbi Benjamin
Monday Session: 7:45 PM
June 6th–Make up class – Jewish Life Cycle

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!

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

Registration is on-line at click here


yahrzeitYahrzeit List: June 4 – June 10
This week, we remember:

Fanny Alexander
Edwin Alpert
Sarah Altsher
Pincus Blaustein
Edward Brudno
Vera Forman
Gary Goldstein
Reva Goode
Irving Goodman
Henry Kaplan
David Kawadler
Toby Konowitz
Fannie Kray
Hyman Lipson
Matilda Marcus
Hyman Nachimowitz
Sally Paul
Dr. Harry Roodin
Harold Rose
Harry B. Sandofsky
Harold Shore
Paul Showstack
Irving Silverstein
Jennie Slavine
Sam Spellberg
Edith Surman
Leo Swartz
Mindy Swartz
Ida Tatel
Myer J. Titlebaum
Solomon Weistrop
Dina Winderbaum
Esther Zlotnick


May their memories be for a blessing.  

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!
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills

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