Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 23  Nisan 5777  | bethhatfiloh.org
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Evelyn Friedman
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Bella Wirth
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Patricia Greene
Rose Rome
Joseph Jenkins
Rabbi Myron Kinberg
Mary Godden 
Irving Samsky
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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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Shabbat Shalom!
Friday, April 21
6:00 p.m. Family shabbat service

6:45 p.m. Potluck dinner

Saturday, April 22
9:30 a.m.    Talmud Study

Candlelighting: 7:51  p.m.

Talmud Study
Saturday, April 22
9:30 a.m.

The Talmud is a compendium of law and lore that is the basis on which biblical interpretation and contemporary Jewish practice rest. Rabbi Seth will lead us as we dive deep into this complex and fascinating text.
Happening This Week at TBH
Make Your Voice Heard is cancelled tonight, April 19.
We will resume weekly on Wednesday, April 26.
Dying Happens, Let's Talk
Sunday, April 23
1:00 pm

TBH will host a discussion about the Jewish response to death and dying, this  Sunday, April 23, 1 to 3 pm
You are invited to listen, participate, or prepare questions for this informal discussion about Jewish thought and rituals around this sacred time of life. 
Some of the topics we are prepared to discuss include but are not limited to, Jewish preparation for burial, and issues of cremation.
This session will be facilitated by Rabbi Seth Goldstein and Sheri Gerson.

Our May meeting is scheduled for  May 17th from 7 to 9 pm and will feature TBH member Lisa Brodoff, attorney, who will provide more detailed information about Advanced Care Planning.
Advancing in Hebrew
Tuesday, April 25
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This seminar-type gathering will work on advancing Hebrew knowledge, including grammar and roots. Contact Rabbi Seth at rabbi@bethhatfiloh.org if you want to know if this class is right for you. Held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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
Immigration, Synagogues,
and Sanctuary
Thursday, May 4
7:00 pm

Both traditional Jewish teachings and
our history cause us as Jews to engage
with issues of immigration and
refugees. In light of the recent political
climate, synagogues and churches are
reflecting on the idea of "Sanctuary"
and how houses of worship can aid
those who are in need of protection and
support. Please join Rabbi Seth and
others to learn more about the New
Sanctuary Movement, Jewish
approaches, and what organizing is
happening both locally and nationwide.
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!
Community Events
Note: These events are not officially sponsored or endorsed by TBH, but are listed as they may be of interest to our community.
The Dybbuk
Sunday, April 23
2:00 p.m.

A young bride in a Polish shtetl is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved in this Yiddish classic rooted in Jewish folklore. Written in 1914 by S. Ansky and first performed by the Vilna Troupe in 1920, The Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents this tale of love caught between two worlds and a community dealing with mysterious, other-worldly forces. Performed in English and directed by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass. Purchase tickets here.
An Evening with Women of the Wall at Hillel UW
Thursday, April 27
6:30 p.m.

Women of the Wall have garnered headlines worldwide for their decades-long struggle to guarantee women's rights to pray at the Western Wall. Come hear the stories behind the headlines. Visit the website to learn more.
Israel Story Live: "Melting Pot" Radio Podcast Show
Wednesday, May 3
7:30 p.m.

When David Ben Gurion envisioned Israel and Israeli identity, he anticipated diverse cultures uniting. Seven decades later, Israel's President Rivlin voiced  concern for the future of "Israeliness," in a country divided along "tribal" lines (Arabs, ultra-Orthodox, national religious or secular). With their unforgettable blend of radio-podcast longform storytelling, music, and visuals, the Israel Story team - Israel's "This American Life," brought to you by Tablet Magazine and PRX, the Public Radio Exchange - investigates Ben Gurion's dream and Rivlin's reality. They ask: whatever happened to Gurion's simple, yet complicated notion of an Israeli "melting pot"? Purchase tickets here.

Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
20   Sally Reichlin
20   Anne Wilson
22   Ed Adelson

Condolences to...
Amy Brockman and family on the death of Robert Ginsburg

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
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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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