THIS WEEK AT CONGREGATION
BETH SHALOM of the BLUE HILLS
June 1, 2016 || 24 Iyar 5776
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:
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
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for this month’s events at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
|Last day of Hebrew School 2016|
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A 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
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Upcoming 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.
Services and Programs
Basic Judaism Refresher Classes
taught by Rabbi Benjamin
Monday Session: 7:45 PM
June 6th–Make up class – Jewish Life Cycle
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 websitewww.bidmilton.org
under How to Help/Volunteer or call Janet at617-313-1558
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
-Rabbi David Hoffman, Redrawing the Boundary between Jew and Other
Registration is on-line at click here
Yahrzeit List: June 4 – June 10
This week, we remember:
Dr. Harry Roodin
Harry B. Sandofsky
Myer J. Titlebaum
May their memories be for a blessing.
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 visitDonatingIsEasy
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!