We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Service Schedule During Passover
  • Friday morning 3/30 minyan at 7:00 a.m. with siyyum and chametz burning following at 8:00 a.m.
  • Community Seder, 3/30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st Day Passover 3/31- Shabbat, service time as usual
  • 2nd Day Passover 4/1 - Sunday, minyan at 9 a.m.
  • 3rd Day Passover 4/2 - Monday, minyan at 7 a.m.
  • 6th Day Passover 4/5 - Thursday, minyan at 7 a.m.
  • 7th Day Passover 4/6 - Friday, minyan at 8 a.m.
  • 8th Day Passover 4/7, Shabbat, service time as usual, includes Yizkor
 

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.
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
 
April 11 at Temple Beth Israel
May 9 at First Lutheran Church of Waltham ( 6 Eddy St ., behind Panera Bread)
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
April 25, May 30, 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
April 28, May 26, 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.

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.
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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Hankus Netsky will teach melodies of  Morris Hollender   (z”l) at a Tisch at dinner following services in this annual event remembering Morris and his music.
  
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.
Outside Happenings
CJP Scholarship
Opportunity for Students

The Combined Jewish Philanthropies Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to eligible financially needy undergraduate students in the Boston area.  Primary consideration is given to Jewish students. Under certain circumstances, one-year Israel programs are considered.
 
The deadline for applications is  April 30/May 15, 2018

Harvard Radcliffe Drama Club Invites You to the Original Production Minotaur

Cambridge, MA - Tickets are now on sale for Harvard Radcliffe Drama Club’s production of Minotaur, never-before performed in the United States. Performances will take place on Friday, April 6 -April 14. Performances are at the Loeb Ex in the Loeb Drama Centerlocated at 64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at the link: http://bit.ly/Minotaurtix

About the Show - Three boys and a girl grow up knowing that their death is just a matter of time. Once the school year ends, they will become human sacrifices for the Minotaur – a ferocious monster who threatens their country’s existence. Meanwhile, they seek find moments of grace in a routine of despair and violence. Minotaur provides a rare glimpse of the souls of Israeli millennials, who were born in an age of great expectations and grew up to witness the collapse of the peace process. This is the English premier of Minotaur. It won best play at the Spring Festival of the Alley Theater (Israel’s oldest fringe theatre) and is currently running in Tel Aviv. The show includes mature material, including violence (gunshots), language, and sexual content. 
Attention Knitters and Crocheters

My name is Heather and I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Care Dimensions Hospice House, a new 18 bed in-patient hospice facility located on the Waltham-Lincoln town line by the Cambridge Reservoir. We strive to make the Hospice House a warm, home-like setting and place a handmade lap-sized afghan or quilt in each patient’s room for their use during their stay and to keep as a keepsake. We have been doing this for many years at our other hospice facility, Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. This kindness is made possible by the generosity of local artisans who so lovingly donate their time and handiwork to us. I am reaching out to see if your community - or others you may know - would be interested in helping us?
 
You can learn more about the Care Dimensions Hospice House at  https://www.caredimensions.org/hospice-care/care-dimensions-hospice-house.cfm
 
Please feel free to contact me by phone  781-373-6509  or e-mail  hmerrill@caredimensions.org .
 
Thank you so very much!
 
Warmest wishes,
Heather

PJ Library 
Museum of Science Meetup

Dive right into hands-on scientific exploration with PJ Library at the Museum of Science ( 1 Museum of Science Driveway ) in Boston on Thursday, April 12 from 9:30-11am. Meet in the ticket area at the museum for a morning of playtime, discovery, and socializing For families with children up to age 5 years. Admission fees apply for non-pass holders (tickets are $25 for adult and $20 for children 3 and over). For more information or to RSVP, contact  bfeldman@jccgb.org  with the number of adults and kids attending. Free passes for first 8 people to RSVP.

PJ Library 
Climbing the Walls

Dads and kids, let's get together and climb the walls at Brooklyn Boulders rock climbing gym ( 12A Tyler Street ) in Somerville on Sunday, April 15 from 1-3pm. Kids can climb a boulder area without harnesses or get strapped in and go up the wall. Instruction is included. No climbing experience necessary. Cost is $22/person (adults and kids). For families with children ages 3-6 years. Advanced registration required by Thursday, April 12
For more information,
contact  bfeldman@jccgb.org .