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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, August 11
6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

There will be a potluck oneg following the service.

Saturday, August 12
10:00 a.m.    Shabbaton at the 
                        Alpaca Farm
                             Details below!

10:00 a.m.    Torah Study

Candlelighting: 8:09  p.m.

Shabbat Parashat Eikev
Shabbaton at the Alpaca Farm
Saturday, August 12
10:00 a.m.

Join our annual Alpaca Shabbat, a day-long shabbaton at Tim and Lynn Lipski's alpaca farm in Montesano. We will eat, study, relax, sing, hike and celebrate Shabbat together in this beautiful pastoral setting among lots of alpaca! Meet at TBH at 10 am to carpool out to the farm (45 minute drive), or else you can drive yourself. Contact the TBH office for directions. Feel free to stay as long as you like. We will conclude around 8 pm with havdalah.
High Holiday Torah Reading
It's summer, but never too early to begin thinking about the High Holidays. If you are interested in reading Torah as part of our services, please contact Rabbi Seth at rabbi@bethhatfiloh.org.
Happening This Week at TBH
Preserving the Memory of Polish Jews
Sunday, August 13
10:00 a.m.

Join TBH for a presentation by Katarzyna ( Kasia ) Łaziuk about how the memory of Jews is being preserved in small communities and how Holocaust education can be fulfilled both in formal and informal settings.

Katarzyna Łaziuk is a graduate of USC Shoah Foundation's Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program and is committed to educating her students about the Holocaust - almost entirely outside her own classroom.

As an English as a Foreign Language teacher at Polska Macierz Szkolna High School in Minsk Mazowiecki near Warsaw, Łaziuk said she doesn't usually have time to cover the Holocaust in class. But she is so passionate about the topic that she finds ways to involve students and her community in voluntary, extracurricular projects dealing with Holocaust remembrance and Jewish culture.

Bagels and coffee will be served. Please join us!
Coming Up
Shabbat in the Park
Friday, August 18
6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Shabbat outside with the annual Shabbat in the Park! We will gather at Priest Point Park Shelter #2 for food, fun and friendship. TBH will provide veggie burgers and salmon burgers, you provide the vegetarian side dish, dessert or drink. After eating we will have a short service, then feel free to explore the woods, the beach, or the playground! If you plan to attend and need a handicap accessible parking space, please contact the TBH office so one can be reserved.
WEEKLY EVENT:  Make Your Voice Heard
Every Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The weekly meeting will resume on June 21. 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.
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.
CIELO Potluck & Fundraiser
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1601 North St. SE, Olympia
Sunday, August 20
6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Interfaith Works, Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community, St. Benedict Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Olympia Universalist Unitarian Church, and other faith communities.

Families in the South Sound are at risk of deportation, and this risk could soon intensify. CIELO has, through education helped individuals and their loved ones to know their rights. It is up to us to help with the funding of programs which protect our most vulnerable sisters and brothers and their families. Charo Portaro will say a few words at the potluck/fundraiser. Bring favorite dish or sweet! Roasted chicken will be provided. Latino music will be played!
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
  9   Stephen Bylsma
10   Scott Royer
10   Brad Smith

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
From the RRC: 
"An Unforgettable Shabbaton With Long-Lasting Impact"

Bryan Schwartzman with the  RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities published a wonderful article on the May Shabbaton at Camp Solomon Schechter.  Read the full article on the RRC website.
LAST CALL FOR RECIPES: Deadline extended!
Do you have a go-to recipe that has a 'wow' factor that often garners praise from family and friends? We are looking for kosher & kosher for Passover entree and side-dish recipes; baking recipes; appetizers; desserts; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and drink recipes. Send your recipe to:   
with a subject line description of: RECIPE.

If you'd rather submit your recipe in writing, please click here to download and print our recipe template. You can mail your recipes or drop them in the in-office mailbox across from the admin offices at TBH.
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

2018  Reconstructionist Convention

The RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities is planning a movement-wide convention in Philadelphia, November 15-18, 2018 . This will be the first opportunity for us all to get together since the JRF Convention in 2010 - and we're really looking forward to being together!

We want the convention to be a meaningful and celebratory experience for everyone, and your input and ideas will help us plan a great program. Please take a moment to click on our virtual suggestion box to tell us what you'd like to see.

The Convention Steering Committee

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.
Newsletter Archive
Miss something in a past issue?  Visit our website to catch up!

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