Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 16  Nisan 5777  | bethhatfiloh.org
TBH wishes you a sweet Passover
Robert Mann
Ruth Samsky
Irvin Gottfeld
Morris Halpern
Morris Rivkin
William Shlaes
Gerard Herman
Evelyn Friedman
Betty Robinson
Helen Pollock
Barbara Jean
William Mann
Meyer Winokur
Ann Okun
Sylvia Weiner 
Contact Us
Rabbi Seth Goldstein

Catherine Carmel
Director of Jewish Family Life and Learning

Caroline Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator

Laura Schrager
Board President
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Life and Legacy
How Will You Be Remembered?

You've lived your whole life with purpose, cared for others and made a difference in our Jewish community. Now, you can leave a legacy for the future of Temple Beth Hatfiloh.
By leaving a gift to Temple Beth Hatfiloh in your will or trust, you can be remembered for generations to come as someone who made a difference sustaining the Jewish community in Olympia.
After providing for your family, you can leave your mark by making a gift. No gift is too small and it costs you nothing now but a pledge.
To learn more, please contact Charles Shelan at (360) 352-1354 or cshelan@comcast.net.
Shabbat Shalom!
Friday, April 14
6:00 p.m. Shabbat service

There will NOT be a potluck following the service, as noted in the Short Schrift.

A reminder that the Shabbat Salon speaker and dinner is cancelled for this month.

Saturday, April 15
Mussar begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 10:30 a.m. 

Candlelighting: 7:42  p.m.

Shabbat Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4:  Numbers 9:1 - 28:25
Mussar Morning & Service
Saturday, April 15
9:30 a.m. Mussar, 10:30 a.m. Service

Mussar is the Jewish school of thought which seeks to root personal character development with right behavior in Jewish tradition and text. We meet monthly to share food and learn more about this tradition and hot it may benefit our lives.
Happening This Week at TBH
Book Group: The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
Tuesday, April 18
7:00 p.m.

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. (218 pp.) Contact Karen Greene at ekgisrael@gmail.com for details.
Extended through Sunday, April 16: Tikkun Olam Product Drive
Please bring products to donate to the to Friday Shabbat services and Beit Sefer on Sunday. Help the TBH Tikkun Olam Committee support the YWCA Other Bank.

Bring the following products to TBH and place them in one of the marked blue bins: menstrual products, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner. Read the PDF poster for more info.
PNW Shabbaton
Camp Solomon Schechter near Olympia, WA
May 5 - 7

As we celebrate Shabbat in a beautiful PNW setting, we will look at the challenges we face now, with a focus on inclusivity and hopes for the future, informed by traditional wisdom and a Reconstructionist lens. Sign up by March 10th and you'll still get the early registration discount. Click here to learn more or register online.
WEEKLY EVENT:  Make Your Voice Heard
Every Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This political advocacy group is focused on issue advocacy and communicating with lawmakers. We meet to discuss current events and identify various political actions to take.  It is open to members and friends of the Jewish community.  Bring your information and your concerns.  Kvetching allowed.  We also have an email list to help keep you up to date. The sign up list is on the MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD bulletin board outside the offices.
Coming Up
Dying Happens, Let's Talk
Sunday, April 23
1:00 pm

Please join us for a second discussion to the explore issues before, during and after death, including a range of Jewish perspectives related to these topics. The event will be held in the TBH Social Hall.
SAVE THE DATE: The 37th annual CROP Hunger Walk will take place on SUNDAY MAY 7th 

Team TBH walkers will meet at 1pm near the steps of the state capitol. The walk begins at 1:30. Walkers will have two options; either a 10K Walk, (6 miles) or a 5K Walk (3 miles). Step by step we can make a difference in the lives of hungry people here in our community and around the world.  If you would like to help, visit the website. 
You can sign up to walk or donate online to support our team or a specific walker.
Our local CROP Walk makes a big difference - t he 2016 Thurston County CROP Walk raised $34,220!

How Funds are Distributed:

25% of the funds will stay here in Thurston County to support hunger-fighting organizations such as the Thurston County Food Bank, Senior Services' Meals on Wheels, GRuB & more. 

The remaining 75% of CROP Hunger Walk funds help support hunger-fighting development efforts around the world coordinated by Church World Service, CWS. 

Every dollar makes a difference! Thank you for your help!
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
14   Alan Reichman
15   Marilyn Gisser
15   Victor Kogan
17   Rick O'Neill
17   Gail Pollock

Condolences to...
Alan Soicher and family on the death of Judy Soicher

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
Frozen Blintzes for Sale!
~ $15 per dozen ~
If you missed out or didn't get enough on Sunday, frozen blintzes are for sale! $15 per dozen. Stop by TBH Tues-Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. First come, first served.
From the Chesed Committee
Soup is available for those in need of some TLC for any reason!
Request for photos!
Have some photos from TBH events?  Please share them with us! E-mail them to the office at tbh@bethhtafiloh.org. We may use them in the Short Schrift and/or the website. Thanks!
From the Office
The TBH office hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

We are looking for volunteers for grounds keeping, laundry and general office work.

Want to sponsor an oneg after Erev Shabbat services? Contact Caroline in the TBH office.

TBH collects ink cartridges and CFLs for recycling and disposal. Bring them to the TBH Office.

You can donate 1% of your purchases from Ralph's or Bayview to TBH by linking your Thrift-e card to TBH. Call  (360) 596-0110 to sign up for the Community Rebate Program.
TBH Social Media
Find TBH on Instagram!
Don't miss out on the fun! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more great photos.
Reconstructionism Today
Be sure to check out this new publication from the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities!

NEW Podcast from RRC: Spirit in Practice is a podcast miniseries among emerging leaders and religious teachers of many faiths who are exploring social activism and spiritual practices. Listen now!

Click here to read Reconstructionism Today!
Click here for the most recent update from the RRC!
See the video annual report of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities here
Distance Learning
Tikkun Middot:
Cultivating Our Character

Learn about the Jewish practice of Mussar with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.  Learn more or sign up to receive the " Middah of the Month "   

Full TBH Calendar can be found here!

From the Rabbi
Link to the Rabbi's blog, where you will find his weekly message and other teachings.

For Chaverim
Follow this link to the Chaverim section of the website, with most recent Board reports, agendas, directories and more. 

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(Corner of 8th & Washington in Downtown Olympia)
Olympia, WA 98501
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