August 4, 2017
This Week and Beyond 
August 4, 2017
Take a look at all the events and happenings at
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom... Come Join Us!!
Upcoming Events

  • Mondays, August 7, 14, 21 - Study with Cantor Weiss - "Liturgy of the High Holy Days"
  • Friday, August 18 - Shabbat Service and Baby naming Abigail Caroline Hart Friedman, granddaughter of Bonnie & Richard Friedman
  • Friday, August 25 - Prospective member Summer Shabbat 'n Schmooze, 6pm. Bring someone new to CSS as our guest!
  • Friday, September 8 - Prospective Member PreNosh at 6:45pm, followed by "Blue Jean Shabbat" at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 10 - 1st Day of Religious School

                  *Don't forget to register your child(ren) for CSS  Religious School!


Yahrzeits -

Shabbat Celebrations

N o Saturday morning Shabbat Services
July - September 2nd.

Join Us for Shabbat n' Schmooze, 
Summer Fridays!

Shabbat Service at 6pm, followed by dinner.


Sumer Shabbat 'n Schmooze
6pm Friday Evening Shabbat Services
Followed by dinner, dessert & schmoozing.
All services will be in the air conditioned sanctuary

Cost: $12 per adult member, $7 age 5 to 13, Children 4 & under free.  Non-members $18/adult & $8/child

781-749-8103 or online at

Summer Shabbat Dinner Menu 

  • August 4 ~The Grill of it All, Chicken, Steak and Veggies - "Birthday Blessings Shabbat"
  • Aug 11 ~ Pasta fit for a Summer's Night
  • Aug 18 ~ Greek & Mediterranean Fare
  • Aug 25 ~ Soup, Salads & Breads ~ Prospective Member Shabbat-Invite someone new to CSS to be our guest for dinner!
  • Sept 1 ~  End of Summer Picnic with Bongi's Fried Chicken


CSS Summer Learning ~ A Classe to enhance your experience of Shabbat & High Holy Days                            RSVP

The Liturgy of the High Holy Days 
Mondays, August 7,14,21

7 pm to 8 pm session
Come be uplifted by the beauty of the High Holy Day liturgy.  If you have ever wondered about the meaning and origin behind the prayers, this 3 week course is for you.  Together we will explore these beautiful, blessings and prayers. Each week, we will focus on a specific prayer.  Each class stands on its own and does not require Hebrew reading.

8 pm to 8:30 session
This class follows the prayer study with Hebrew practice.  Some Alef Bet recognition is needed as we become comfortable with the prayer we studied.  There will be transliteration available.

High Holy Days begin September 16th  
Movie, 4:30pm & Selichot Service, 7:30pm
High Holy Days 5778
Save The Date!
Noah's Ark Extravaganza & Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, October 22nd,
11am to 1:30pm
At the home of Kris & Michael Goldberg in Scituate

Rain or Shine!
(will move to the synagogue in the event of rain)

Lots of  arts & crafts, costume parade, contests, prizes and give-aways and horse & tractor rides

Lunch and refreshments

Watch for more details...
URJ Biennial 2017 is in Boston!
The time has come!
Registration is now open for  URJ Biennial 2017, taking place December 6-10, 2017, in beautiful, historic Boston, MA!

This year's Biennial is already shaping up to one of the best ever! Where else can you hear from the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Literature (Eisendrath Award Honoree David Grossman), the James Beard Award winner for best chef in America (Shabbat luncheon speaker Michael Solomonov), enjoy the best in contemporary Jewish music, and learn from the most outstanding teachers in Jewish life?

Register Now »

Score an early-bird bonus:
Early birds will be rewarded! All summer long, look for bi-weekly drawings of room upgrades, restaurant gift cards, and more! Register by July 5, and you'll be entered to win the first Dunkin' Donuts gift card.

Mark your calendars now for a Pre-Biennial event across ALL URJ communities, Sunday October 29th with author and Biennial speaker Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant, with her expertise in life-cycle rituals and the realities of our changing Jewish community, will provide tools and conversations to help congregational leaders think about the change process. Life-cycle rituals provide a unique lens through which to view the challenges of change in the Jewish community, encouraging us all to think about how congregations can modernize while still holding on to ancient traditions.
More information will follow soon –:"

2017-18 CSS Religious School is now due!
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
5778/2017-18  Religious School Registration
(online by credit card or echeck)
(for payment by check)

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Cantor Weiss or Annette L’Heureux at the school office (781) 749-8103. Thank you in advance for your timely response and cooperation.


Rabbi Shira Joseph                  Cantor Steven Weiss


Congregation Sha'aray Shalom | 1112 Main Street, Hingham, MA  02043
 781/749-8103 | Fax: 781/740-1480 | execdir@shaaray.orgl |