December 26, 2017 In This E-News

New income tax regulations will take effect in 2018 that could offset your charitable deduction.  If you normally itemize deductions on Schedule A on your tax return, you may find yourself electing to use the new standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions.  This could impact your charitable allowance in 2018 and beyond.  Single taxpayers will see a standard deduction increase $6,350 to $12,000, and couples will enjoy an increased standard deduction from $12,700 to $24,000.  If these tax changes impact you, consider reviewing your philanthropy planning and explore how an accelerated donation before the end of 2017 could impact you. As usual, please consult a tax professional while considering this question.

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of Services
Friday, December 29
6:00pm Sabbath Eve Service with Rabbi Robert Goldstein and
Soloist Gitit Shoval

Saturday, December 30
9:00am Chapel Service

Friday, January 5
7:00pm Sabbath Eve Service with 
Rabbi Robert Goldstein, 
Cantor Idan Irelander, 
and Solist Gitit Shoval

Saturday, January 6
9:00am Chapel Service
10:30am Sanctuary Service with Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Madden

Sunday, January 7
11:00am Sanctuary Service

Temple Emanuel Reminders
Religious School will resume on Wednesday, January 3.
Deadline to order is
January 15, 2018
Standard Cards are $8 and
Large Print are $9

Please send your order to:
Carol LeBovidge
93 Bonny Lane

North Andover, MA 01845
(checks made payable to Carol LeBovidge)

Each card ordered earns Sisterhood $2. (min order is 35 cards)

If you are ordering for a group, please list the names and addresses for each person and cards will be mailed directly to each person.  
Thursday, January 4, 10:30am
Bible study returns! Join Rabbi Goldstein for a lively hour full of discussion, debate and, of course, humor.
Tuesday, January 9, 9:15am
Meet with other moms to talk, share stories and ideas, and have some fun with your little one!  Enjoy coffee and a bagel while you and your little one socialize. Contact Amy Rothstein for more information.
Tuesday, January 16, 2:00-7:00pm
Life is a gift. Give more of it.

Your donation can save up to 3 lives. Please call 1-800-RED-CROS (733-2767) or visit and enter: 3731 to schedule an appointment.
Wednesday, January 17, 7:00pm
Mussar Asks us:
What steps can I take to bring my life closer to my spiritual potential?
Led by Rabbi Carol Glass. 
Email Beth to sign up!
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