Come Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah at
Temple Beth Israel
We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Sukkot begins tonight with decorating and a Pot Luck dinner.

5:30pm - Decorating
6:30pm - Dinner
Hoshanah Rabbah
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Our holiday celebrations continue October 11, 12 and 13 with the following services

Hoshanah Rabbah - Wednesday, Oct. 11
7:00am     Morning Service 

Shemini Atzeret - Thursday, Oct 12
7:00am     Morning Service (with Yizkor) 

Simchat Torah Evening - Thursday, Oct 12
6:00pm    Family Event: Snack & Torah
6:20pm     Evening Service/Dancing
with Torah

Simchat Torah Morning - Friday, Oct 13
7:00am     Morning Service:
Complete Torah Cycle and
Begin Bereishit/Genesis

Complete Holiday Schedule
Erev Sukkot 
Wednesday, Oct. 4
5:30pm     Family Event: Decorate the Sukkah 
6:30pm     Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah
Sukkot Yom Tov Day 1 
Thursday, Oct. 5
7:00am     Morning Service/Kiddush in Sukkah
Sukkot Yom Tov Day 2 
Friday, Oct. 6
7:00am     Morning Service/Kiddush in Sukkah
Hol HaMoed Sukkot / Shabbat Evening 
Friday, Oct. 6
6:30pm     Evening Service 
7:30pm     Dinner in the Sukkah
Hol HaMoed Sukkot 
Shabbat Morning 
Saturday, Oct. 7
9:00am     Shabbat morning service/Kohelet 
                   Lunch in the Sukkah
Hoshanah Rabbah 
Wednesday, Oct. 11
7:00am     Morning Service 

Shemini Atzeret 
Thursday, Oct 12
7:00am     Morning Service (with Yizkor) 

Simchat Torah Evening 
Thursday, Oct 12
6:00pm     Family Event: Snack and Torah Tour 
6:20pm     Evening Service/Dancing with Torah

Simchat Torah Morning 
Friday, Oct 13
7:00am     Morning Service: Complete Torah
                    Cycle and Begin Bereishit/Genesis
Shabbat Bereshit 
Saturday, Oct. 14
9:00am     Shabbat Morning Services 
Shabbat Evening Service and Dinner 
Friday Night October 6th

Come celebrate Sukkot
Services begin at 6:30 pm 
Dinner at 7:30 pm
Dinner will be served in the Sukkah
Menu: Home Made Tuna Casserole, Veggies, Salad, and Apple Crisp
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, $40 per family if paid by the Weds. before the dinner
$21 per adult, $45 per family for later reservations

Future Dates
   November 17    December 8
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. 
Mussar Group: Character & Jewish Values  
facilitated by Rabbi David Finkelstein
October 18, November 15, 
December 13
always 7:00-8:30 pm 
at Temple Beth Israel
In this monthly weekday evening study and practice group, we will follow the Mussar curriculum developed by award-winning author and Boston area Mussar teacher Rabbi David Jaffe. As the title of the group indicates, Mussar is an approach to Jewish learning and being that focuses on the observation and development of our character and our study of Jewish values.
Groups like this started appearing in the 19 th  century under the supervision of Rav Israel Salanter, who started the Mussar movement and Mussar yeshivot. Together we will study Torah, Talmud, Mussar masters from medieval times to the 21 st  century and from the Old World to the New. There will also be time for reflection, sharing in small groups, and trying on spiritual practices. Please bring a journal to write in. Participation is open to all.
Jewish Singing Circle 
a new initiative by Rabbi David Finkelstein
October 28, November 18, 
December 23
always 1:30-2:30 pm 
at Temple Beth Israel
Inspired by Joey Weisenberg's book  Building Singing Communities , this Jewish Singing Circle will be an hour of singing wordless tunes while sitting in a circle, monthly on a Shabbat afternoon.
The goal will be to learn and sing one song or  niggun  (wordless Jewish melody) per session, and to learn each  niggun  deeply by singing it numerous times for the full hour. My long term hope is to sing  niggunim/ songs from a variety of sources: from Morris Hollender's repertoire ( alav hashalom ), from various Hasidic groups, from Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish communities, and also from 20 th  and 21 st  century Jewish composers. Hollender and Hasidic  niggunim  will be first. Participation is free and open to all.
Now in its second century, Temple Beth Israel is a caring community where each person truly makes a difference. Whether you’re the 10th at a weekday minyan, or participate in our varied social, educational, religious, cultural, and family programs, we welcome you and your family to Temple Beth Israel for the 2017-2018 year. 
As approved at its annual meeting in August 2016, Temple Beth Israel welcomes non-Jewish members of Jewish households to join the synagogue with their Jewish spouses or partners in a family membership. Privileges of membership are specified in the Temple Beth Israel bylaws. 

We welcome all members to give at a level in which they are comfortable, and ensure the congregation will meet its budgeted expenses.  In assessing recommended 
membership contributions for the coming year, the Board of Directors has elected to keep the  sustaining membership model introduced last year. We calculate this  sustaining amount by subtracting from our total annual operating budget the amount of income available from sources other than membership and High  Holy Day pledges, and then dividing the difference by the expected number of members.   
Friday Night Service 
Future Dates to
Mark on your Calendars

October 20
November 3
January 5
Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors
·  October 21 - Susan Holbert, in honor of her birthday
·  November 4 - Howard Trachtman
·  November 11 - Gagnon/Brown in honor of Audrey’s Birthday
·  November 18 - Sisterhood
·  November 25 - Taubman Family

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.