We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Chinese Cooking Session
Join us on Sunday, March 11th from 10 am –12:30 pm when Chef Catherine will teach us the basics of making vegetarian Spring Rolls and Chinese Noodles.
 
Participants will be asked to share the cost of the food.
 
Please RSVP to the Temple Office by phone: 781-894-5146 or email: office@tbiwaltham.org
Community Passover Seder
on the First Night of Passover,
Friday March 30, 2018
6:30 pm

To reserve your space, sign up online at our website before March 23, 2018 or send a check with your total payment to Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Reserve your space online at www.tbiwaltham.org (please contact us with additional information on this form or any special requests). Reservations made after March 23, 2018, must be confirmed with the Temple office, and will be honored based on availability. We regret that we cannot accept reservations or payments at the door. 
Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors
· February and March Kiddush lunches are looking for sponsors. Contact the Temple office to schedule yours today.

March 3 - Ben Maystrovsky's Bar Mitzvah

March 10 - Marilyn Racette

March 24 - Sisterhood

April 21 - Sisterhood

April 28 - Catherine Cantrell

The cost to provide our Kiddush lunch for our usual attendance of 30 to 40 people is about $150. To ensure that we can continue providing Shabbat lunches into the future, we ask those who attend Shabbat services regularly to sponsor a Shabbat lunch once or twice during the year.
Services begin at 6:00 pm in Berlin Chapel
Dinner begins after services, around 7:30 pm in the Sherman Function Hall.
 
Cost for dinner $15.25 per person. You must sign up and pay for dinner on the Brandeis-Sodexo website by end-of-day Tuesday, March 13.
https://brandeis.sodexomyway.com/shop/p/5956  If you do not have web access, please send your payment to the Temple office by noon on Tuesday March 13 and we will make the reservation for you. This service and dinner replaces the monthly Shabbat service and dinner at Temple Beth Israel.  
When you arrive at the Brandeis campus, follow signs for in H Lot, or the road near Berlin Chapel, where visitor parking is available. Then walk to Berlin Chapel for services. We will walk to the dining hall together after services. 
Join us on Saturday March 17th at 10:45 for Kids Shabbat.

Aki Yonekawa will be leading this service for the kids.
Monday and Thursday we have morning minyan at 7:00am and Saturday Services begin at 9:00am.

If you need to ensure a minyan on a Monday or Thursday, please contact the Temple Office 781-894-5146 at least 2 days in advance so that we can make sure we have 10. 
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JEWISH SINGING CIRCLE
Saturday, March 24
1:30-2:30 pm at Temple Beth Israel
 

MUSSAR
Wednesday, March 14
 7:00-8:30 pm at
Temple Beth Israel
Friday April 20th at 6:30pm Return to Upper Remety Niggunim and Zemiros of the Hollender Family with Hankus Netsky. Sign up begins March 19th

Bernie Frydenberg:
A Holocaust Story of Survival
and Hope  
 
Bernie Frydenberg, a craftsman and resident of Meriden, CT, was 14 years old when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. Like most of the Jewish population of his home-town, Demblin, Poland, Bernie was sent to a concentration camp. Unlike most of the Jews sent to concentration camps, he survived. He was imprisoned at Buchenwald, and liberated from Theresienstadt 73 years ago on May 8 th , 1945. 
You are invited to bear witness to his testimony of survival, how he learned a trade, and built a new life after the war.
A brief Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) candle lighting ceremony will precede the presentation.

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00—3:00 PM
Where: Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA
 
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. 
Free of charge.
Join our Drive to Help Our Neighbors This Winter
The Social Justice Committee at TBI is running a winter-long clothing, outerwear and toiletries drive to benefit our neighboring organization, the Community Day Center.
Please bring to Temple Beth Israel:
  • Lightly used or new winter clothing (mostly men's)
  • Lightly used or new outerwear (boots, coats, jackets, gloves, hats and socks--mostly men's)
  • Lightly used or new sleeping bags and backpacks
  • Individual toiletry/hygiene kits in ziplock bags--preferred contents include a disposable razor, travel size shaving cream, hand warmers, toothbrush and toothpaste, face cloths, and travel size items such as shampoos, body wash, conditioners, and especially deodorant. (Those items many people collect from hotels are perfect!)
We will collect these items and transfer them to the Community Day Center all winter, because their clients have an  urgent need  throughout the season.

What is the Community Day Center?
It's the only drop-in day shelter for the homeless in Metrowest, and it is our neighbor...on Felton Street in Waltham. Which means that many of the homeless population they serve also are our neighbors, albeit too often invisible to us. The Center opens its doors on weekdays from 12:30 to 4:30 so adults in need can have a safe place during the daytime hours to get the help and resources they need. They can eat, take a nap, participate in programs, pick up their mail, get clothing and hygiene items when available, use computers, watch TV, see a nurse and get a referral to medical services, and meet with a case manager or case worker.

What's Next?
In early spring, we will schedule a tour of the Center for all who are interested from the TBI community. In this way, we can see where our contributions are at work, meet some of the people benefiting, and think about how else we might partner going forward.

Dina Wolfman Baker