We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Social Justice Shabbat and Pot Luck Dinner
Friday, July 13, 6:30 pm
Hosted by Dina and Brad Baker,  97 Hamilton Road, Waltham
It's a great chance to worship together, socialize and enjoy each other's good food. Plus, we'll make it a special Social Justice Shabbat;
Joining us will be staff from:
Community Day Center of Waltham, the only drop-in day center for homeless people in Metrowest
The Right to Immigration Institute, a Brandeis student-founded nonprofit that trains undergraduates to become DOJ-accredited representatives
so no one faces the immigration process alone - They'll briefly tell us what they do, and why, and they will stay for dinner to mingle and answer any questions you may have about their organizations' work.  
RSVP by Friday, July 6 to Dina Baker at  dinab1@verizon.net
Please bring a vegetarian, dairy, or pareve (non-meat) main dish or dessert to share, or bring packaged foods with a heksher (kosher certification).
Tisha B’Av Services

Join us for Tisha B’Av services on
Saturday night July 21 at 9pm
Sunday morning July 22 at 9am
Boston Harbor Island Trip
Sunday, July 29th 10am 

Cruise to George's Island and a separate ferry to Lovells Island for a picnic and optional walking tour. Bring a picnic lunch or buy lunch before getting on the boat in Boston. Meet at TBI parking lot at 10am to carpool to Harbor Island Ferry terminal (to save on parking fees). Ferry leaves on the hour all day. We will return to TBI around 4-5 pm. 
Ferry Cost (round trip): Adult $19.95    Senior: $14.95
(boats leave on the hour starting at 10:00am)
Parking fee will be the responsibility of each car
Rain Date is Sunday August 5th  
Special Guests Join us in August for our Shabbat Service and Dinner
Friday, August 3rd, 6:30 pm  

We will be joined by high school students and adult mentors from the Interfaith Youth Initiative Fellowship.
Please join us for our monthly Shabbat service and dinner on August 3rd at 6:30pm. We will be joined by high school students and adult mentors from the Interfaith Youth Initiative Fellowship who will be taking part in a weeklong immersive experience at Brandeis, exploring global and local issues through the lens of their own and other faith traditions.
RSVP by Friday, July 27th to the Temple Office
Dinner begins after services, around 7:30 pm.
Vegetarian option available on request.
Please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements when you sign up by contacting the Temple office.
$18 per adult, $42 per family if paid by the Weds. before the dinner. $21 per adult, $45 per family for later reservations.
Register online at  http://tbiwaltham.org  or contact the Temple office to sign up.
Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors
July 7                * In honor of Ellen and Lester Macklin’s                          Birthdays - Sponsored by the Zelman’s,                     friends of Lester and Ellen
July 28             * Dina Baker in memory of her father
                         * Stephen and Amanda Boyd in honor of
their baby Morgan
August 25 * Robert Macauley in memory of his
beloved wife, Anita Israel

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.
This announcement serves as notice of the Temple Beth Israel annual membership meeting, Sunday August 26 at 10 am . Join us for breakfast before the meeting. Please contact the Temple office to let us know you are planning to attend.
The agenda will include updates on synagogue renovations, officer and committee reports, financial reports, and updates from Rabbi Finkelstein and Andrea Baron, office manager. We will hold elections for the offices described below.
Notice of Nominations and Elections 2018
The offices of Vice President and Membership Secretary (and chair of the Membership Committee) are open for nomination and election at the annual meeting on August 26. The office of secretary (Susan Baron) is up for re-election this year. All other officers were elected for two-year terms last year. Board members at large were elected in 2017 and two director-at-large positions will be up for election or re-election in 2019.
For more information, to express your interest in this role, please contact Mark Frydenberg at mark@tbiwaltham.org or by phone or through the Temple office 781 894 5146. I will share your interest with the nominating committee. This announcement also serves as notice of the following milestones regarding the nominations and elections process, with dates determined by the Temple Beth Israel bylaws:

Slate of nominees will be sent to the membership by July 12, 2018
Last day for members not on the slate presented by the nominating committee to place themselves on the ballot by notifying the nominating committee
July 27, 2018
General Membership and Election Meeting August 26, 2018
Thank you for your interest in recommending, serving on, or voting for future members of the Temple Beth Israel Board of Directors. 
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. 
Watch your mail in mid-July for your membership form and information about upcoming High Holy Day services. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the sustaining membership amount for 2018-2019 will remain the same as last year. The sustaining membership amount is a combination of a required membership contribution and a voluntary High Holy Day Pledge.    
·   For an Individual Membership, the sustaining amount is $575 for membership + a voluntary $200 High Holy Day Pledge.
·   For a Family Membership, the sustaining amount is $1150 for membership + a voluntary $400 High Holy Day Pledge. 

We welcome all members to give at a level in which they are comfortable and ensure the congregation will meet its budgeted expenses.

In addition, this year we will be inviting members to make a one-time pledge toward synagogue renovations which can be paid over two years. Thank you for your continued generosity.