We hope that you can join us for these upcoming events.
Join Us Tonight 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.
 
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.
Renovations Continue

On Monday August 6 our new carpet will be installed.

On Monday August 13 our new chairs will arrive. - Let us know if you can help unload the chairs from the truck at 2:30.
Shabbat Kiddush Sponsors
August 4 * Diana Korzenik in memory of her
father          
 
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.
Please save the date for our annual membership meeting, on Sunday August 26. at 10 am. Minyan will take place before the meeting at 9 am.
 
Kindly contact the Temple office or sign up online at http://tbiwaltham.org if you are planning to attend the meeting, so we can plan for breakfast.
 
The congregation will vote on all non-contested offices first, and then hold a closed paper ballot vote for any contested offices.
 
Members who are in good standing but are unable to attend the meeting in person may vote by absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot by contacting the Temple office.
 
Please return a completed absentee ballot to the Temple Office on or before noon on Friday, August 24 for your vote to be counted at the meeting. 

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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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.  
Temple Beth Israel has set up a GoFundMe.com page to receive donations. Please share this site to help us reach our goal and continue our renovations.