We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:30 PM
June 1st
Come together to welcome Shabbat, to sing, to pray,
and to hear a story or a brief D’var Torah.  

A dinner does not follow these services.
Thank You Ellie Handel and Ed Kaufman!
Saturday June 2 at Services and Lunch
 
Please join us for a special Kiddush lunch after Shabbat Services on Saturday morning, June 2nd when the Temple Beth Israel community offers appreciation to Ellie and Eddie for their many years of service to Temple Beth Israel. Ed worked at Bingo for many years, was on the building committee, assisted in the kitchen, and served as Treasurer over the years. Ellie’s attention to detail and décor have beautified our building for many years. She has also set up more tables and chairs than anyone!
 
We hope you can attend to celebrate Ed and Ellie for all they have done for Temple Beth Israel.
 

Come Meet Our Neighbors at the Community Day Center
TBI has been building a relationship with our neighbors a The Community Day Center of Waltham, the only drop-in day center for homeless people in Metrowest Boston. Many of us contributed to the ten deliveries of clothes and other cold weather items that we delivered there over the winter. Now, TBI congregants have two opportunities to learn first-hand about the Center's great work, by taking a brief tour. Choose between:
Wednesday, June 20, 4:00 pm  -- while the Center's clients are on site
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 pm  -- after-hours, without clients on site
Each tour should take no more than an hour. 
 
The Community Day Center is at  16 Felton Street  in Waltham.
 
If you plan to attend, please email  socialjustice@tbiwaltham.org  by Sunday, June 17, with the following information:
Name of attendee(s)
Your choice of tours
Do you plan to:
Meet us at the Community Day Center
Meet at TBI for a ride to the Center
Meet at TBI to walk to the Center
Friday Night Service and Dinner
June 15th
Services begin at 6:30 pm
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.
Put this Summer's Pot Luck Shabbat on Your Calendar
This summer's pot luck Shabbat at a member's home will be:
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
Interfaith Bible Study: The Book of Judges
Co-taught by Rabbi David Finkelstein and
Pastor Tom Maehl
 
Once a month on Wednesdays @10:30am -12:00pm
 
June 13 at Temple Beth Israel
 
Subject of study: The Book of Judges

With the guidance of a multi-faith clergy team, come study stories that are sacred to all Abrahamic traditions about a time of great political instability after the death of Moses and before the first king was anointed in ancient Israel. Rabbi David Finkelstein and Pastor Tom Maehl will be co-teaching these Bible study sessions on the Book of Judges. NOTE: Please bring your own copy of the text.  

Participation is free and open to all.
 
Mussar Group: Character & Jewish Values  
facilitated by Rabbi David Finkelstein
 
MEETING TIMES:
Wednesday Evening
June   20
always 7:00-8:45 pm at Temple Beth Israel
 
With Spring TBI’s Mussar Group returns. Come be supported by your neighbors and by your friends, by your friendly neighborhood rabbi and by Jewish tradition, as we all try to listen to the teacher within. In our pursuits of closeness to God, spiritual and emotional balance, and wholeness, the Jewish tradition of Mussar can be a great help and a superb source of sustenance. 
 
All are welcome to explore a new attribute (like humility or gratitude) every month with the spiritual technology of Mussar on the table.
 
Jewish Singing Circle 
a new initiative by Rabbi David Finkelstein
 
MEETING TIMES:
Saturday Afternoon
June 23
always 1:30-2:30 pm at Temple Beth Israel
 
We’ve explored Hasidic melodies from Bobov and from twentieth century composers and family melodies from Morris Hollender z”l (may his memory be for a blessing). We’ve sung waltzes, marches, lullabies, and meditative tunes. In the coming months, we will explore Sephardic melodies, more Hasidic melodies, and who knows what else! The name of the game is exploration and experimentation with Jewish music. Come join the team. Use the voice and the breath God gives you to explore the musical and emotional possibilities of wordless Jewish melodies (niggunim). 
 
 
Participation is free and open to all.
 
Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors
· February and March Kiddush lunches are looking for sponsors. Contact the Temple office to schedule yours today.

J une 2 - In honor of Ed Kaufman and Ellie Handel
July 7 - In honor of Lester and Ellen's Birthdays

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.
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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Consider This
Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood in Concert with The American Red Cross, wish to conduct a blood drive, here at our Temple sometime this summer.
 
Before we can do this, we must have an idea of how many volunteers can assist with the event.
 Right now all we need to know is your name and willingness to help.
 
Step 1 in this process is to call or email Paul Smith at paul_smith135@aol.com
or 617-999-8448
 
The Brotherhood and each and every recipient sincerely give our heartfelt thanks.