Following last week's violence in Charleston, members of our TBS community gathered with other Needham citizens for an interfaith prayer vigil at St. Joseph’s Parish. In the coming days, we will be sending a message of heartfelt condolence and encouragement to the church community. We will include a series of personal words from individual TBS members/families. If you would like to add a personal line or two, please send your words to Sharon Salinger by Tuesday, June 30 at 5:00 pm.
Temple Beth Shalom will also be sending a donation to support the families of Emanuel AME. If you would like to send a personal donation, please click here. For more information regarding the "Mother Emanuel Hope Fund," please click here.
Beginning in the Fall we will need regular shifts of volunteers to facilitate our weekly Shabbat services at the Rashi School. Ushers will be needed in the lobby, the sanctuary, and positioned in hallways to direct congregants to services, and to help ensure that we are repectful guests of our gracious hosts at the Rashi School. Security Desk Monitors will be needed at the lobby security desk. You will buzz guests in, and keep an eye on the security monitors. Can you help run the sound and light controls in the Rashi auditorium (our temporary sanctuary)? There are buttons, dials, faders, and switches galore. If you already have experience with sound and light boards we really want you! If you don't have experience, but think you're up to the task we want to talk to you about getting an hour (or so) of training. Please click here to signup for the dates and times that work best for you.
Lay Led Daily Evening Minyan has begun at TBS
Thanks to the leadership of many in our community, we are pleased to be able to offer a NEW Weekday Evening and Sunday Morning Minyan ("Community of Prayer"). These special services have been created to provide a spiritual setting for those who are seeking a warm and meaningful setting for prayer during the weekday evenings and Sunday mornings. Some would like to come to remember a loved one by saying Kaddish (the mourner's prayer). Others would like to take time during the week for reflection. While, others still would like to be with friends. These services will run for 30 minutes, will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, and are for everyone! Traditionally, a minyan includes ten souls. And so, as there are a number of people for whom a traditional gathering for prayer is meaningful, we have created a simple sign up to help us ensure a community of at least 10 each night. Please sign up to indicate whether you can join us in creating a sacred prayer space for members of our community!
New at TBS: The TBS Business Directory
Do you own a business? Are you self-employed? Temple Beth Shalom is creating an online business directory populated with businesses owned and managed by our members. If you would like to have your business listed in our free online directory, please visit the new link on the left hand menu or click here. And if you are looking for a business (a handyman, a restaurant, a dentist, a doctor, or anyone), please feel free to visit our listing of TBS member owned business and support your fellow TBS members.
TBS Mikdash Web Site Launched
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website for our TBS Mikdash Project, at www.tbsmikdash.org.
Music Task Force Recommendations
Click here to read the report and the recommendations presented by the Music Task Force and unanimously endorsed by the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in participating in any of the opportunities outlined in the attached document, please be in touch with Cantor Jonas at [email protected].
Greening Your Simcha
Shomrei Adamah has a new initiative to make your events and parties more green. For more information, click here.
Help our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students Help Others
Support our Bar/Bat Mitzvah students with their Mitzvah projects. For more information on their charitable endeavors, click here.
Check out this week’s new post at Blog Shalom
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